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Dickens and Marx the England

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In other words, he changes, and for Marx, the capitalist cannot change until forced to do so, specifically by the revolution he and Engels call for in the Communist Manifesto. Marx sees the economic development of history as a matter of class struggle, following the dialectic of Hegel as opposing forces fight and through that revolution produce a synthesis, or a new social order. Dickens sees change as possible more simply by showing people the error of their ways and so getting them to change to a different way of behaving. Marx sees the need for a revolution to force any change into existence.

Again, the England described by Dickens was the England that helped produce Karl Marx and that contributed to his social theory. Both Marx and Dickens see the social ills of the time and ascribe these to the greed and single-minded pursuit of money on the part of the capitalist class, though Marx is more likely to see this issue as a matter of a given social class while Dickens is more likely to see this behavior as more individual, behavior engaged in by certain individuals and not necessarily by an entire class. The latter view allows…… [Read More]

Resources:
Dickens, Charles. A Christmas Carol. Provided.

Marx, Karl. "The Duchess of Sutherland and Slavery." 1953. Provided.
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Christian the Miraculous Birth of Jesus Christ

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The miraculous birth of Jesus Christ is the defining event of Christianity. Christmas is celebrated as a means to commemorate this event, and to help all believers focus on the meaning of the nativity. Although Christmas has become commercialized, it is always possible to return to the roots of this special holiday.

The story of Jesus's birth is told throughout the New Testament. One of the most lucid passages describing the birth of Christ is in Matthew 1: 18-25. These passages describe "how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about," and also what it meant for Joseph and Mary (Matthew 1:18). When Mary was found to be pregnant before her wedding to Joseph, Joseph actually "had in mind to divorce her quietly" because he thought she had disgraced herself (Matthew 1:19). However, the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. In the dream, the Lord told Joseph that the child Mary bore was conceived by the Holy Spirit and would "save his people from their sins," (Matthew 18:21). The Lord also instructed that Joseph and Mary name the child Jesus.

In Luke, we learn that the Lord also sent an angel to some shepherds in a field nearby…… [Read More]

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All quotes taken from the New International Version.
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Deserve the Tickets to the

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Last year, during the Lakers' Christmas game, the Lakers were routed by Cleveland, thanks to the talents of LeBron. This year's game is a grudge match against LeBron as well as an opportunity to show that the last several losses for the Lakers were flukes and not indicative of the overall strength of the team. All of the fans hope that this year the Lakers will be playing in the NBA finals this July. Additionally, after as he was ejected from the end of the last, disappointing game, I know that Kobe Bryant will be ready to fight -- and win -- on the holiday. I believe he will be the 'Grinch' that steals the Heat's thunder and breaks its streak of victories.

Christmas is not just about presents -- it is also about having memorable experiences. Having the experience of seeing my team win with other loyal fans would make this the most special Christmas I have ever experienced, the most memorable in my life since I was young and still believed in Santa Claus. Of course, even cheering on the best of teams still requires a great deal of faith and belief, and I have that faith regarding…… [Read More]

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Jewelry Exhibition Plan Exhibition Plan Anderson &

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Jewelry Exhibition Plan

Exhibition Plan

Anderson & Sons Co. is a forty years old company specializing in diamond and platinum jewelry. It is planning to conduct an exhibition for its elite clients on 25th November, 2012. The idea of this exhibition is to present the new collection of Anderson & Co. And its strategic alliances to the respected customers. The jewelry collection is based on the theme of Christmas and will be released a month before this festival.

Our jewelry is designed by country's top designers who have worked with reputed brands like Tiffany, Swarovski, Chanel and Renaissance. Along with our creations, we will be presenting selected and limited work of other apparel with the idea of presenting exclusivity and style under one roof.

Location of the Exhibition

We are planning to arrange this event in one of the most reputed art galleries of the New York City, Luhury Augustine Gallery. The respective art gallery has been known for its exceptional location and interior. The art gallery can accommodate up to five hundred people other than the catering area which is a spacious hall itself and can be used for serving the refreshment.

Purpose of the Event

This event is…… [Read More]

References:
McKeever, M.P. (2005). How to write a business plan. 7th ed. Nolo.

Pinson, L. & Jonnet, J. (1999). Anatomy of a business plan: a step-by-step guide to starting smart, building the business, and securing your company's future. 4th ed. Dearborn Trade Publishers
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Marketing New Orleans During the Off Season

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evolution of a festival: Creole Christmas in New Orleans" by Harsha E. Chacko and Jeffrey D. Schaffer

Although ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the "Big Easy" has recovered once again to become the destination of choice for millions of tourists each year, even during the city's off-season in December. To determine how the city achieved this success, this paper provides a summary of the article, "The evolution of a festival: Creole Christmas in New Orleans" (1993) by Harsha E. Chacko and Jeffrey D. Schaffer, including a brief discussion this event, a summary of the author's main argument, and a discussion of what this argument advises concerning the nature of events. Finally, a summary of the research and important findings from this article are presented in the conclusion.

Review and Discussion

A brief discussion of the event

This article describes the annual Creole Christmas event held in New Orleans during a 20-day period in December, the city's off-season for tourism. Created in 1986 in an effort to increase tourism levels to the city during the off-season, the event has achieved the organizers' goals of making a positive economic impact on the city and its tourism industry, but, at the time…… [Read More]

Bibliography:
Chacko, HE & Schaffer, JD (1993, December). 'The evolution of a festival: Creole Christmas in New Orleans.' Tourism Management, pp. 475-482.
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Supply Chain Ann Supply Chain Management Annotated

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Supply Chain Ann

Supply Chain Management Annotated Bibliography

Chopra, S., & Meindl, P. (2010). Supply chain management: Strategy, planning and operation (4th ed.).Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall

The text by Chopra & Meindl (2010) is an excellent starting point for this discussion, primarily because it serves as a rather exhaustive introductory reading on the subject. Providing academic explanation of the basic premise of supply chain management and an extensive investigation of the strategies used for maintaining and evaluating this business dimension, the Chopra & Meindl text is a highly useful primary and frequently employed reference source on the subject.

Lee, H.L. (2002). Unleashing the power of intelligence. International Commerce Review: ECR Journal, 2(1), 61-73.

The above source is well-supplemented by the article from Lee (2002), which adds a discussion about technological and practical advancement to the subject. Here, Lee identifies shifts both in capability and orientation, particularly vis-a-vis the Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) strategy that would revolutionize grocery supply chain management in the 1990s. Lee provides the research here with a number of practical tactics that have been used to help move forward the efficiency, accountability and predictability of supply chain behaviors. Specifically, Lee notes that "practices such as…… [Read More]

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Amazon.com Investor Relations (2013). Investor Relations. Retrieved May 9, 2013, from Amazon.com Investor Relations and Filings with the SEC: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?p=irol-irhome&c=97664

Bailey, J.P., & Rabinovich, E. (2006). The adoption of inventory postponement and speculation: An empirical assessment of oligopolistic internet retailers. Transportation Research.Part E, Logistics & Transportation Review, 42E (4), 258-271.
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Heart's Confession There Is No

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Later, I saw you again at my uncle's party. You looked so beautiful sitting there with Lizel and Denise. I wanted to come over and talk to you when you smiled and waved at me. I could not at that time because I was with Elizabeth.

Even though it was a long time before I would see you again, I never stopped thinking about you. I hoped I would see you more when Lizel started renting a room for my uncle. When she asked about renting the other room to you, I said, "no" due to having a girlfriend and I knew I could not handle having you so close to me all the time.

Lizel, however, never listens to me. To my surprise, the next day I see you walking down the steps. My heart almost stopped as I felt like I was going to faint when you sat down next to me. I could not say "no" when you asked about renting the other room because I was putty in your hands. Having you here has been the best thing that could happen to me. As Elizabeth and I were not meant to be, if you had asked,…… [Read More]

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Blue Letter Bible. \"John\'s First Epistle - 1 John 4:18b - (KJV - King James Version).\" Blue Letter Bible. 1996-2009. 14 Dec 2009. %3chttp://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=1Jo&c=4&t=KJV%20%3e??
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Carter Jimmy Faith and Freedom

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S. But this incident was a turning point in the history of Iran and many believe that this conflict was staged to prove that Iran was not afraid of any country. The conflict played a huge role in exposing Carter's foreign policy. The book's weaknesses lie in its overemphasis on few successes of Carter's Presidency era and its failure to dwell on his numerous failures including inflation, poor international relations and unemployment. The book wants to show that it was President Carter who earned the release of hostages but the fact remains that these hostages were released the very day, he left the office and Reagan took over.

Carter, Jimmy. Sources of Strength: Meditations on Scripture for Daily

Living. New York: Random House, 1997

This book contains 52 lessons from the Bible that President Carter cherishes. Each lesson is meant for each week of the year. The book provides an insight into President's beliefs since these lessons are diligently collected and written. The lessons are explained in plain language. Each chapter begins with one lesson, which is followed by thorough explanation. Not all lessons are such that every reader would be able to identify with them but they are a…… [Read More]

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Village Mayor

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Mayoral Decision

A group of our town's most prominent Christian leaders has come to the Mayor's office, asking that we allow them to erect a Nativity scene on the city property in honor of Christmas.

At one time this was considered a complex issue involving separation of Church and State. However, that issue has been settled by the Supreme Court recently, when they required that the Ten Commandments, something used by major non-Christian religions as well as Christian ones, from a courthouse, because it implied a religious connection to the judicial system.

At the same time it seems silly to completely ignore the fact that at least 80% of this town's population celebrates Christmas in one way or another. The Mayor's office feels that it should support all people in our multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-religious town, but that this should be done in a way that shows respect for all practices and belief systems. Therefore,…… [Read More]

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Personnel Management -- Poor Personnel

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Yet, it is not the global recession that prompted the problems, but it is more of the time when they surfaced. The cause is the poor personnel management implemented for years within the organization, meaning as such that a solution can only come with the improvement of the personnel management strategies. The lines below point out to some strategies that could be developed and implemented to address the problem of poor personnel management at British Airways:

(a)

The creation and implementation of a strong corporate culture focused not only on customer satisfaction, but also on employee on the job satisfaction. British Airways should constitute a safe, pleasant and dynamic working environment that values employee input and embraces employee diversity (Matthews, 1998); an advantage would be offered by incentives, such as flexible working schedules or telecommuting (Joice, 1991)

(b)

The creation of a technological infrastructure that allows communications among staff members; such as the intranet (Gupta and Hebert, 1998) and the promotion of a culture centered on open communications

(c)

Placing incremental emphasis on the satisfaction of various categories of stakeholders, such as customers, staff members, shareholders or the general public; whatever strategies satisfy the public will improve the perception of…… [Read More]

References:
Associated Press, January 15, 2010, British Airways' Crew May Strike, The Mississippi Business Journal

Boyd, C., 2003, Human Resource Management and Occupational Health and Safety, Routledge, ISBN 0415265908
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Grammar Is a Cornerstone of

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The aroma of garlic permeates the air as it bakes. A first bite yields a warm blend of sweet full-fat cheese complemented by the acidity of the tomato, carried by the neutral crunch of the stable crust.

Katy Jones and I are best friends. We spent every Christmas together at both her house and mine, because our families used to live right around the corner from each other in Elgin, Illinois. Her house was on St. Andrews Circle, and mine was on Wells Circle. When this picture was taken, Katy and I were in first grade and were an inseparable pair. She did nothing without me, and I did nothing without her. We laughed like one person, always in harmony with each other when we played with our toys or in the yard. Our bond remained strong until middle school.

Come middle school our friendship changed. I hung around in one clique, and Katy in another. We had arguments, and we went long times without speaking to one another. Scenes like the one depicted in this photo would have been a distant memory, and neither of us would have felt sentimental. We were adolescents, and silly. The bond between us…… [Read More]

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Hong Kong Ocean Park Advertising and Promotion

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Hong Kong Ocean Park: Advertising and Promotion Plan

I brand manager a renown consumer product marketing company responsible Hong Kong Macau markets.

Ocean Park has been a well-known brand in Hong Kong since 1977 Ocean Park Hong Kong, 2008.

This advertising promotion plan is for the Hong Kong Ocean Park which has three in-park themed hotels. These hotels are named Ocean Hotel, Fisherman's Wharft Hotel and Spa Hotel Frew, 2005.

Each hotel has its own unique blend of features which make it distinct and present a tremendous opportunity for marketing and particularly advertising. The hotels are set for launch in the last quarter of 2011 in Hong Kong. The total budget is HK$2million which covers all promotional activities for the month of December 2011. This will be used for digital media advertising and billboards. These have been analyzed to be the most cost-effective media for advertising. Hong Kong and Mainland China are mutual in fostering economic development Chu, 2003(, Kong, 1997)

. Thus all campaigns will be run both in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

The campaign is dubbed "Under the sea, up to the sky, on the ground, your first "fabulous" Christmas." This campaign details all aspects of the…… [Read More]

Works Cited:
http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/45563/hotels_in_hong_kong_a_market_analysisACCESS ASIA LTD. 2001. Hotels In Hong Kong: A Market Analysis [Online]. Available: [Accessed 14th November 2011].

CAREY, K. 1992. OPTIMAL HOTEL CAPACITY: THE CASE OF BARBADOS. Social and Economic Studies, 41, 103-126.
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1939 by Robert L May Rudolph Story

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1939 by Robert L. May, Rudolph Story

Rudolph, an American Folk Hero

The story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is an excellent example of taking a classic folk story theme and giving it new vitality by infusing the hero with distinctly American values and ideals. The combination of the classic theme and the American hero combined to make Rudolph's story an indispensable part of the Christmas holiday season for millions of people for the past 50 years. In fact, it seems as if Rudolph has always been a part of Christmas, but in reality he was only created 65 years ago. Because Rudolph has become such a celebrated part of America's Christmas tradition in such a relatively short amount of time, the study of the story of Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer is essential in any course examining the development of the fable or tale.

What is it about misfit stories that resonate with people? Perhaps it is because, in one way or another, all people are misfits. Misfit stories, whether the hero of the tale ends up leaving a hostile group to find happiness with a better group or rescuing those same people that previously belittled him, help reassure people…… [Read More]

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Dickens & Bronte Keeping the

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Cathy is, although temporarily lowered to a servant when Lockwood first meets her, was brought up from birth by her father to be a refined young girl, and Hareton is the rightful owner of the estate he inherits, not a true orphan and stable boy like Heathcliff.

The shift in the individual and personal past cannot change society in Bronte -- perhaps because Bronte's tale is a romantic tale, embracing both female and male experience, and this acknowledges the limits of gender, of both partners in a relationship. In contrast, Scrooge's initially rejection of human kindness is solely told in male-directed, economic terms -- by providing a turkey and medical care for Bob Cratchit's family, Scrooge becomes a good man. Scrooge is more powerful, financially, even if he lacks a heart socially, than Catherine or Cathy is, as both are women who are possessed of an estate only through patrilineal inheritance.

The men of both novels use their wealth and social power to dominate others. Scrooge can contemplate cutting short Bob Cratchit's vacation and Heathcliff is adept at manipulating Isabella to marry him. But despite this gender-based economic power in Bronte's present, and Scrooge's past, present and future, both males…… [Read More]

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Strengthening the Orientation Process

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Strengthening the Nurse Orientation Process

Strengthening the orientation process

The healthcare management has been recording increasing developments of shortage of the human resource. This worrying trend has severed the health facilities to near grounding their functioning and purpose. However, research and interviews have attributed this trend to factors related to the orientation programs (Christmas, 2008). Most orientation schedules have been faulty in delivering the desired attention in the practicing interim nurses so that they can remain in the unit of practice. For this reason, the role of the nurse leader is being questioned. How is the nurse leadership role effective in overseeing the nurse orientation process? In my role as a nurse leader, it is my initiative to ensure that the orientation schedule in my unit is effective.

To strengthen the nurse orientation process, there are certain key aspects that I will stress. These areas include the assessment section, communication, workload, diagnostics, emergency response, safety, equipment, and professional practice and development. There are the sections that determine the willingness of the nurse to remain in the unit once the orientation process is over. A well developed orientation program will focus on the expected working areas; therefore, it will be staff-oriented…… [Read More]

Sources:
Christmas, K. (2008). How work environment impacts retention. Nursing Economic$, 26(5),

316 -- 318.
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Reorganization and Leadership at Happy

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However, management needs to keep in mind a budget in order to make this possible (Bolman & Deal, 2008).

A way in which to get everyone to work together the organization can form teams under each division. Each team has a leader that reports to the manager and communication improves because of it. They can also have teambuilding activities once a quarter to help bring about unity, which will empower others to come and allow for "Total Quality Management (TQM)" to occur (Bolman & Deal, 2008). Instead of the negative attitude and the lack of people wanting to go to work, each person feels empowered, and they want to contribute positively. As a result, they choose to encourage others and feel good about helping the customers enjoy their stay at Happy Hotel. Management will then advocate as well as inquire to make sure employees are satisfied, which makes all their efforts worth it (Bolman & Deal, 2008).

In regards to politics, this is prevalent in every business, and one cannot easily avoid it no matter what. When Miss Quick worked for the organization, she wanted to outsource nearly every position within the company. This included chambermaid, hotel reception, reducing departments…… [Read More]

References:
Bolman, L.G., & Deal, T.E. (2008). Reframing organizations. Artistry, Choice, and Leadership.

Fourth Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
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Grandfather My Grandpa Was a

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I felt a little said I couldn't take them all home and show them to Grandma, but that was soon overcome by feeling good about letting them go instead of being greedy and wasting nature's beautiful resources.

That just had to be one of the best days of my life because I still remember it with warmth in my heart, appreciation for what I learned, and a deep love for Grandpa for taking the time to teach me.

He saved my cousin Richard's life too. I was eight. Richard was twelve, and almost didn't make it to thirteen. It was Christmas vacation at Grandma and Grandpa's house in Arkansas. A heavy snow had fallen, and us kids were having an all-out snowball fight near the lake. Of course, Grandpa had warned us several times not to go near the lake, but, hey, we were kids and we were having fun, and who cared about the old lake anyway.

Richard fell backwards off the boat dock and into the almost frozen water. He sank like a rock but came back to the surface, his heavy winter clothing soaked, heavy, and dragging him down. We were all in a panic. He was…… [Read More]

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Educational Scenario

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Education Scenario

Response from District Superintendent

Bill James

How did the parents' letter make you feel? Be candid in your response.

How did I feel when reading this belligerent letter? My first impression after reading half way through the letter was, here is a member of (or an ideological believer in) the Tea Party and the school's multicultural programs give him a perfect opportunity to rage against immigration. Reading all the way through, and reading it a second time, it is apparent that the father has a chip on his shoulder because he served in combat missions and now that he is out of uniform he believes he has the right to rage against what he feels is too much attention paid to other cultures / subcultures in America.

He can say that he was in the service with others of different nationalities and ethnicities -- and therefore he can't be labeled a racist or "right wing religious fanatic" -- but his words (and the context) give him away. He appears to be first and foremost intolerant of Mexican immigrants. He tries to diffuse the obvious bias he has against Mexicans by ranting about how traditional holidays are celebrated --…… [Read More]

References:
Fram, A. (2010). Hispanics Face Most Discrimination In U.S. (Poll). Huff Post Politics.

Retrieved October 1, 2013, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com.
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Break Up Letter Dear I'm

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You were a blessing I will always be grateful for, and one I wish I knew how to reclaim and make a part of my journey through life again.

We didn't just have "our song," we had whole genres of music. There are some albums on my shelf that I can't really play anymore without growing despondent just thinking of you. There was never any boredom that crept into our many hurts together, but instead there was always laughter and excitement, not to mention passion. Even though we were together at work at the bar and together at home, we never seemed to get tired of each other or even really need a break from each other -- in fact, we took our breaks together, too, and our vacations -- remember our first Christmas at your parents house? Or the next year at mine? Even our families, crazy though they are, didn't cause even a momentary hesitation on our parts that we were meant to be together.

Thinking of our families also reminds me of the way we were able to support each other through some of the hardest periods of both of our lives. Seen in this light, it…… [Read More]

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Teacher it Is a Basic

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That incidence shocked my family and especially my father lost his emotional control. During those tumultuous times, my parents decided to part away and got divorced. It was double loss for me and suffering from depression, I decided to drop out of the college but my mother stood like a wall to support me and not to abort my studies. She encouraged me to continue my education with proper determination.

I completed my graduation in 1992. I was the first one in my family to graduate from a college. Yet, with all my hardship, the influence of the accidental death of my brother and subsequent divorce of my parents was deep, my GPA was low and I had to overcome and improve. During all those times, my mother continually supported me as a great mentor in learning how to deal with difficult situations in one's life. I realize how important it is for one to obtain a good guide and a mentor who will help him to learn how to make proper decisions. Without my mother's guidance, I might have wasted my educational career long ago. I noticed that her skills to handle the situation and encourage me towards pursuing…… [Read More]

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2003 I Went on a

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I was touched by the dedication of the eldest brother to feed his siblings and by the way he ate last only after caring for them, and only if there was any food left after they ate. To me, it was depressing just to see; for them, it was their daily life. I gladly gave them two hundreds taka (about 3 dollars).

Even that experienced paled in comparison to what I saw in the homes of the poor. Millions of people in Bangladesh can't afford anything resembling what we here would consider a "house" by any stretch of the imagination. They live in huts made from straw and scraps of wood; there are no floors inside either, just the hard ground with a roof on top. Still, it is a place that provides a sanctuary from the filthy streets. Naturally, these huts are all blown away and flooded during the monsoon season and their inhabitants must start over building another hovel. Inside these homes, there are no televisions, bathroom, tables, sofas, and no electricity. Their inhabitants slept on dirty rags.

My visit to Bangladesh left me with a desire to understand the difficulties and struggles people go through in impoverished…… [Read More]

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Union's Demand Evaluate the Various

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The only questionable charge made by the union is that the company promised to pay employees for certain medical benefits to discourage them from supporting the union, although the announcement of such benefits does seem to come at a questionable time.

Concerning the granting of improved sickness and health benefits in late December, the company contended that the improved benefits were part of the company's annual review of its benefit program and the decision regarding the change of benefits was designed to coincide with the Christmas season, which seems possible. However, to 'cover' its actions by stating that of "most" Milton's statements and questions to employees were not coercive is not enough. It is still responsible for the egregious behavior of Milton. Milton's shadowing of employees, questioning, remarks about Thompson's apartment and demands to be informed of union activities are in clear violation of sections (a) and (b) of the law, although there is little evidence he directly demanded employees to 'name names' or named a specific person he knew to have joined a union.… [Read More]

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Doll's House the Story of

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The play implies that social conventions can mask the truth by forcing people to take on false appearances, and pretend to believe they are true.

The most upstanding characters in the play are Krogstad and Mrs. Linde. Mrs. Linde is not respectable because she has worked hard all her life and does not have the easy life of a pampered wife. Mr. Krogstad's reputation and his decision to bust Nora make him seem sleazy, but he is actually trying to hold down a job and raise children on his own without any support. He turns out to be, at heart, a good man. Ibsen wants us to know that appearances can be deceiving.

8. This play is supposed to be a tragedy, and is meant to enlighten us about how we lie to each other and to ourselves in order to save face and keep up appearances.

Nora's character changes for the better. Although she has been forced to tell many lies to keep her marriage together and to keep her husband well, she is finally awake to the truth about who Torvald really is. She no longer wants to commit suicide as a dramatic way to make up for…… [Read More]

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Ibsen's Doll House Doll's House

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Instead of needing his help and protection, Torvald finds out that it was only Nora's role playing and really she was capable of working and doing deceptive things. Torvald's response to the letter shows that he has very little self-awareness and really thought that the "role-plays" were reality.

5. Torvald believes that marriage and family are important, and that the man or husband is in control. Torvald thinks that men should make all of the choices and that they must protect and watch out for their families, particularly their wives. Torvald had already made up his mind to fire Krogstad since he saw Krogstad as a bad person. When Nora tried to change his mind he probably thought she was weak or stupid or a little of both. He seemed to resent her trying to get involved with his work and his decisions, as women were not meant to have any say beyond the home. When he later wants to keep up appearances, it shows that he thinks of his wife as a trophy or something that makes him acceptable in society, rather than his equal or even his friend. This shows him as a man who values marriage as…… [Read More]

References:
Ibsen, Henrik. A Doll's House. Trans. William Archer. 1879. 8 Dec. 2006 http://wlac.etudes.fhda.edu/etudes/courses/westla/spring2004/WLAC_THEATER100_ZURLA/downloads/DollsHouse_full01.pdf.
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Cultural Diversity Interviewed a Co-Worker

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Unlike the culture of my interviewee, African-American isn't really broken into subgroups. I was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, which is very close to the Canadian Border and the "U.S. Peace Bridge." I grew up speaking English, and it is the only language I speak.

My religion is not typical of most African-Americans, who tend to be Baptist, Methodist, or Lutheran. I was raised as a Catholic and still practice that religion today. I'm not the only African-American I know who is Catholic, but it's not common in my subculture.

Like my interviewee, I think the media is generally doing a good job of representing African-Americans in the media. However, I still see instances when African-Americans seem to be portrayed as being ruthless and slovenly, which in my opinion makes all African-Americans appear to be the same way (association assimilation).

I believe that all cultures have something that makes them unique from other cultures. African-Americans believe in the sanctity of the family, with helping and keeping the unity of the family as one. The family is very important, but so is the extended family and the community.

Black history is becoming more prevalent in schools today and is…… [Read More]

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10-Year-Old Boy Alec The Child Has Had

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10-year-old boy, Alec. The child has had pervasive relocations in his life, beginning at age 2 and endured a challenging separation between his parents. Since the separation he first experienced 50% split parenting, living with his mother one week then his father and stepmother the next, until such time as he was school age. He then began to live full time with his mother during the school week and visit his father and stepmother every other weekend, until age 7 when his mother relocated to an area which is a seven hour drive from his father at this point the mother also remarried. From that point to the present he has stayed with his mother and stepfather the majority of the time and traveled to visit his father and stepmother on the Christmas holiday, spring break and through the summer, which usually works out to be about 2 months. Prior to age seven he the time that he moved away with his mother he also changed schools 4 times, as she relocated in the general metro area several times. Alec has two siblings from his mother, a half-sister (8), and a half-sister (3) and two siblings with his father, a…… [Read More]

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Gardner, H. (2000) Intelligence reframed: Multiple intelligences for the 21st century. New York, NY, USA: Basic Books.

Janssen, A., Diekema, E., van Dolder, R., Kollee, L., Oostendorp, R., & Nijhuis-van der Sanden, M. (2012). Development of a movement quality measurement tool for children. Physical Therapy, 92(4), 574-594.
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Rhetorical Analysis Walgreens a Place Called Perfect

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WALGREENS

Rhetorical Analysis: Walgreens, a Place Called Perfect

Walgreens: Advertising analysis

Increasingly, in an era of 'big box' stores like Wal-Mart and Costco, pharmacies are seen as obsolete. To counteract this perception and to give reasons for customers to shop at their store, Walgreens stresses its convenience in comparison to its major competitors. In its 2007 "Perfect USA" series of advertisements, Walgreens shows an idealistic portrait of a Norman Rockwell-esque landscape and lists a long litany of 'perfect' aspects of the town, in which everything is easy and planned before the holiday. Then a voice-over proclaims: "Because we don't live anywhere near Perfect, there is a Walgreens to provide everything needed in the real world." This underscores the fact that a consumer can run to Walgreen's to purchase a last minute gift or to buy some cold medication even in the middle of the night. As a 24-hour pharmacy, Walgreens promises ease of shopping that few other stores can. Yet by superimposing its name upon such a bucolic scene of 'Perfect, USA,' Walgreens also suggests that it still believes in those old-fashioned family values, even if the town is not quite 'perfect.'

The music in the background is haunting, almost…… [Read More]

Works Cited:
Perfect USA. (2007). Walgreens. Retrieved:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEjaj6Ac3fg
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Three Pronged Symbolic System of the Totem Pole Potlatch and Tamawanas Dance

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Native American Symbolic Rituals

Three Pronged Symbolic System of the Totem Pole, Potlatch and Tamanawas Dance

The people who originally migrated to the North American continent came here tens of thousands of years ago. They brought with them many different customs such as the ability to move quickly from one place to another, a love of the Earth that they inhabited, and a reverence for life. These people became what are now termed Native Americans. Native because they were settled here thousands of years before people from any other location came here. The different groups that crossed the land bridge from Siberia moved down the coast and spread out to different inland locations as they moved. Some settled along the Western coast of Canada and the United States and developed traditions that have remained through the millennia. Among those traditions are the construction of totems, the ceremony of the potlatch, and the dances, especially the tamanawas, that are associated with it. These three are linked together in a belief that supports community and giving. This paper offers an explanation of the three customs along with the reasons why the United States and Canada outlawed the celebration of the potlatch.

Totem…… [Read More]

References:
Legends of America. "Native American Legends: Native American Totems and the Meanings." Legends of America, 2010. Web.

Syzgvastro. "The Potlatch Ceremony (To Give Away)." (2008). Web.
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Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship

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Small-Business Management & Entrepreneurship

The fruition of many years of dreaming and planning will be realized through the opening of a restaurant in the Tri Cities area. Opening any business requires serious planning and calculations, yet the special needs of a restaurant are particular to the idea that many restaurants have gradual and long-term returns on investment. Start-up costs are often very significant with hard goods and food costs making up a very large output, not to mention procuring a location and either a purchase or lease and either building or remodeling space to meet the needs of the business and procuring the real estate.

Breaking even is often a guiding light at the end of a very long tunnel, between six months and two years depending on the region, and turning a profit often takes much longer. Another consideration is of coarse that restaurants usually do not provide a sustainable wage for business owners and/or shareholders until more usually two years from the start up date.

Personal sacrifices and planning can often make the difference between the success and the failure of a new restaurant.

Understanding that this is the case for food service establishments makes the planning and…… [Read More]

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How Paganism and Mystery Religions Influenced Christianity

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paganism and mystery religions influenced Christianity.

Paganism

Paganism and mystery religions

Pagan Mystery religions have been associated with paving the way for Christianity presentation across the ancient and present world. They played the role of preparing the people emotionally and mentally in understanding the kind of religion which was represented by Christianity. They existed in varying degrees, examples was the Galilean cult which was to replace them. There encouragement was for a shift from the philosophical and state religion systems towards the craving for personal salvation as well as promise of immortality. It is believed that Christianity have been manifested through the paganism and mystery religions, since they were involved in doing the groundwork which paved the way for Christian missionary work. Most of the perception, as passed from paganism into Christianity got a highly insightful and spiritual meaning by Christianity.

The early church developed from the Greco-Roman world which formed one of the varied religions. Following the favorable environment that existed at that time, these religions were able to sweep the ancient world like a tidal wave. The same atmosphere contributed a lot to the development as well as the eventually triumph of Christianity. Each and so called Mystery-Religion…… [Read More]

References:
Angus, S., The Mystery Religions and Christianity, (Charles Scribner's Sons, New York: 1925),

 http://web.uvic.ca/~tarnas/Platos_Cave/Welcome_files/MysteryReligions.pdf 
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Transmission of Information Through Families

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SEX: Male [X] Female [ ]

AGE: 18-30 [ ] 31- 45 [X] 46 and over [ ]

PLACE OF BIRTH -- Westminster, Colorado

US or Europe [X] W. Indies & Caribbean [ ] L. America [ ] Asia [ ] Africa [ ]

LENGTH OF RESIDENCE in the U.S.: Less than 5 years [ ] 5 to 10 years [ ] More than 10 years [X]

PRESENT NATIONALITY: American

RACIAL/ETHNIC IDENTITY: White

EDUCATION Up to 8th 9th to 12th Some college orgrade [ ] grade [ ] college graduate [X]

OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS

FAMILY MEMORIES

I grew up in Northglenn, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. I have lived here my entore life except for two stints of college. I grew up in a lower middle-class family. My parents divorced when I was 3 years old. Both parents agreed not to drag it out through the courts, and came up with shared custody where we would switch off and on. Every other day, and every other weekend so it we spent the same amount of time with both parents. Both parents worked, and when we were younger we were watched by my older cousin until my brother was old enough to…… [Read More]

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Technology the Case Argues That

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Management was forced into ad hoc solutions because of its inability to model different demand and supply conditions in advance and develop appropriate contingency plans. The pace of gathering and processing data was simply too slow for such an intense period.

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The S&OP software represented a marked improvement in supply chain management for Sunsweet. The company was able to even out its production over the course of the year (it is not explained how this works with a perishable product). Sales forecasts were improved. Production was developed over the long run, allowing it to reduce the number of seasonal workers it hired. The system delivered a return on investment of 15-20%. Moreover, management was able to handle its planning, scheduling and analysis tasks in a much shorter time frame -- hours instead of days -- with the new software, freeing up managerial time to perform other tasks, and improve the company in other areas.

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Sunsweet still has some supply chain concerns. These include a lack of flexibility in the program -- changes in operations are difficult to input into the program, which constrains the company's ability to implement continuous improvement. There is also a lack of organizational knowledge…… [Read More]

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Jon Benet Ramsey Case Study

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Witnesses reported the noticeable odor of decay was present and dried mucous on one of her nostrils. The child was dressed in a light colored long-sleeved turtleneck and light-colored pants (similar to pajama bottoms). Her distraught father placed her on the floor by the front door. A white cord was tightly embedded around her neck similar to the string around her wrist. On her neck at the base of her throat was a red circular mark about the size of a quarter (World Law Direct Forums web site).

Based on her own experience Det. Arndt believed the child was dead and that she had been dead for some time. John Ramsey told Det. Arndt that he had found JonBenet in the wine cellar under a white blanket, that her wrists were tied above her head, and that a piece of duct tape was over her mouth. He pulled the tape off before he brought her upstairs (Maloney & O'Connor, 2003).

Detective Linda Arndt had not secured the crime scene. She thought it was a kidnapping, not a murder, and waited for hours before she ordered that the house be searched. She had allowed the Ramseys and people who came to…… [Read More]

Resources:
Autopsy photos, Crime Shots True Crime Community web site: http://crimeshots.com

Autopsy report JonBenet Ramsey documents web site. http://www.crimemagazine.com/jonbenetdocs.htm.
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Room I Came Up With

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In conjunction with these car ads, car insurance companies took advantage of this by advertising their services as well. Car insurance companies that I noticed advertising through billboards were Safeco, Progressive, and All State. Progressive provided a catchy and positive note to its ad by having the slogan, "Happy drivers make good drivers." From what I can recall in the All State ad, it mentioned something about safe driving, again with a catchy phrase: "Safe driving bonus for not driving like a paparazzi." These car insurance ads, particularly for Progressive and All State, tackle issues relevant to motorists, their target market: both chose to discuss driving behavior, using different ad 'treatments.' Progressive addressed reckless/irresponsible driving by focusing on the ideal driving behavior and its positive outcome, that is, drivers must have a happy temperament in order to be a good driver. All State, meanwhile, chose to go the opposite route from Progressive by determining the positive outcome immediately, which is safety in driving, by not imitating a bad example (the paparazzi). Personally, as a driver, Progressive succeeded more in convincing me to drive safely. Apart from its simple ad strapline, its positively-stated reminder to drivers is consistent in its desired…… [Read More]

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Judaism Even Though the Presence

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(Catholic Home Study Service: Sundays and Holy Days) Hence when a changeover was made from Sabbath to Sunday as the weekly day of worship, the traditional Holy Days began to be neglected, and Christmas and Easter evolved to be the significant festivals of the Christian community. (Christian Holy Days)

The Modern Christian church now orders its members to attend services on every Sunday and on all other Holy Days. The Church makes the Services mandatory on Holy Days and on every Sunday, since the Christians have prayers and offerings as a community and the Services is the crucial activity which shows the worship of the community. Since this crucial activity shows the worship of the community as a whole, the need to attend services on the Holy Days and on Sundays is looked upon by the Church as a serious obligation. Sidelining this is considered to be a grave sin. However on convincing grounds like illness, infrequent needs of charity and the like may allow people to be exempted from the obligation. (Catholic Home Study Service: Sundays and Holy Days)

Still several people celebrate the Holy Days and attend services only as a matter of practice. They may be surprised…… [Read More]

Sources:
Catholic Home Study Service: Sundays and Holy Days. Retrieved from  http://www.cin.org/kc61-2.html  Accessed on 12/1/2004

Christian Holy Days. Retrieved from http://www.abcog.org/holyday.htm Accessed on 12/1/2004
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Promotional Practice Report Objectives of the Campaign

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Promotional Practice Report

Objectives of the campaign

Promotional tools

Media used in the campaign

Promotional Campaign

Communication is as the passage of messages from the source, who is the sender, to the target who is the receiver. The sender encodes the information into symbols which are understandable by the receiver thus enabling decoding of the original message and giving of feedback. These symbols are to convey thoughts, and the required meaning between the sender and recipient and they include pictures, words and music. In marketing communication theory, the rationale behind marketing communication is the use of different modes to communicate. Each mode used has significance in capturing the recipient's attention. Note that, each recipient has a distinct mode through which to get information about a certain product. Therefore, the sender sends the same message via various routes with the explanation that, through these dissimilar paths, the meaning of the message is to be implicit ( Portugal, 2012, p. 212-234).

Costa Coffee is a multinational coffeehouse company with its headquarters in Dunstable, United Kingdom. It is the biggest coffee house in the UK and second-largest in the globe after Starbucks, by having 1,375 shops in the United Kingdom and 800 shops…… [Read More]

References:
Abubakar, B 2009, 'The Impact of a Promotional Campaign on Consumer Travel Behavior: Case of Baltimore, Maryland', Journal Of Promotion Management, 15, 1/2, pp. 302-320, Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 19 March 2013.

Grau, S, Garretson, J, & Pirsch, J 2007, 'Cause-Related Marketing: An Exploratory Study of Campaign Donation Structures Issues', Journal Of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, 18, 2, pp. 69-91, Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 19 March 2013.