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Crabs and other small animals are also being killed as a result of beach erosion. Ultimately then, beach erosion destroys the health of the natural environment from numerous perspectives and it also generates problems for humanity.
3. Beach Erosion on the Eastern Seacoast
The seacoast is in great jeopardy of losing most of its beaches in the near future if proper and immediate action is not taken. The causes and effects of the beach erosion on the eastern seacoast are similar to those presented so far and revolve around both human made as well as natural forces. The effects will also have severe impacts upon land and maritime life, but also for humanity.
The eastern seacoast is different from other regions due to its hosting of various piers. Important icons of our history or simple facilities that increase the utility of our leisure time, the piers have sadly also had…… [Read More]
Beach Erosion: Causes and Remedies
Beach erosion is the removal of sand from a beach to deeper waters such as inlets, tidal shoals and bays ("hat causes beach erosion," Scientific American, 2008). Beach erosion can have a number of different causes, but global warming is thought to have significantly increased the rate of beach erosion in the past decades. This is due to the melting polar ice caps which causes increased water levels and increased wearing-away of sand ("hat causes beach erosion," Scientific American, 2008). Global warming also creates more severe storms and severe weather because of the increased levels of moisture in the atmosphere, also due to the melting polar ice caps ("hat causes beach erosion," Scientific American, 2008).
Losing sand is significant, "since the beach both protects the land behind it and provides recreation areas and habitat for wildlife. The beach absorbs energy from the sea, and the…… [Read More]
Beach is one of my favorite places to relax, unwind and be at peace with myself. It has an abundance of sun, a refreshing ocean breeze and exceptionally soft sand. What a wonderful source of contentment!
Picture an extraordinarily warm winter's day, 50 degrees, brilliant rays shining down from a translucent sapphire sky. At the horizon's edge, the water is dotted with local fishermen, casting rods into the water in the hopes of catching their dinner. The soft winter's light shimmers on the surface, glinting waves lap at their vessels. Only occasionally, a stir of excitement as something wriggling is pulled from the deep.
A gentle breeze plays with my long blonde locks, bringing with the fresh, salty air of childhood memories, and a fleeting promise of early spring. Soon this sandy stretch will be filled with sunseekers, aiming for that perfect tan. Children will run and scream, building sandcastles…… [Read More]
Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
The first chapter of De Forest's work of non-fiction entitled Beach Boys vs. Beatlemania: ediscovering Sixties Music, is ambitious in scope. Within this chapter the author attempts to reconstruct the context of the Beach Boys' career as it took place in a zeitgeist that spanned from the early 60s to the end of the 1980s (De Forest, 2007, p. 2). His main argument is that the Beach Boys created an indelible imprint on both popular music and on popular culture. He does not argue that they spawned rock and roll, but that they helped to reshape it into the format that a number of other bands in the 60's typified.
In chapter four, De Forest attempts to explicate the popularity of the Beatles. He does so from a binary perspective that both includes the band's popularity during the 1960's and the almost mythic status…… [Read More]
Miami Beach is an island city, formed on a former sand bar just east of the South Florida mainland. Its most current tourism slogan is "Miami Beach 25/7: The World's Playground," because it takes the extra hour to enjoy all the city has to offer (Official Website of the City of Miami Beach, 2012). The city of Miami Beach occupies the southernmost portion of a barrier island that stretches more than thirty miles up until Broward County. Wide and sandy Atlantic Beaches adorn the entire east coast of the island, and the west coast borders on Biscayne Bay. Average ocean temperature is 74 degrees Fahrenheit, average summer temperature is about 82 degrees and average winter temperature is about 67 degrees (Miami Beach 411, n.d.). Miami Beach is a highly desirable place to live and visit.
Miami Beach consists of three main zones: South Beach, central or middle Miami Beach, and…… [Read More]
However, the Port estimates that it indirectly supports up to "316,000 jobs throughout Southern California and 1.4 million jobs throughout the United States. It generates about $16 billion in annual trade-related wages statewide" ("About the port," 2007). That does not count the trade-related wages and revenue it supports across the country, which the Port estimates reach a combined total of over $60 billion or more.
In conclusion, the Port of Long Beach operation is a major trade facility that brings jobs, revenue, and trade activity to the Long Beach area and far beyond. While the facility does have its disadvantages, it is a modern, well-run facility that helps the City of Long Beach with jobs, revenue, and operating capital, and fans out this economic impact across the state and the country. The major problem with the Port is congestion and increasing activity at the port which leads to poor air…… [Read More]
estern Miami Beach is located at 4101 Collins Avenue, backing onto the beach and boardwalk, in an area a mile or two north of South Beach. This area is dense with hotels, including some very large and famous hotels to the immediate north (Fontainebleau, Eden Roc), and a cluster of smaller hotels in the vicinity of the Best estern. Collins Avenue has hotels for much of its length, stretching all the way to South Beach along the beachfront boardwalk. The Best estern backs onto the beach. There is little in the way of restaurants or night life in the immediate area, but there are numerous bus routes to South Beach and ample taxi cabs as well.
There are 186 guest rooms on 10 floors. The hotel is franchised, operating under the Best estern brand. It has a number of different facilities on the premises. These include direct beach access, pool,…… [Read More]
And though he has an enormous collection of selves, in the first stanza he cannot find a single one of himself. The language of the first stanza could also be used to describe, for example, a pair of reading glasses that are "lost" on the forehead of the befuddled man looking for them. Moving from four lines in the first stanza to ten in the last, the poem gains momentum as it progresses. It is as though each stanza reminds the narrator of another infuriating aspect of his character, another instance of his selves slighting himself, and he cannot help but to continue with further examples. These are the traits and habits of old people.
Dylan Thomas's "Do Not Go Gentle" is perhaps the most famous English language villanelle. The choice of villanelle as a form is doubly ironic. Traditionally, the villanelle was for light verse but Thomas uses it…… [Read More]
Siren Song," "Dover Beach," and "Three Ravens" are literary works that depict the theme of power, love, and war (respectively). This paper will discuss in detail how each poem tackles the themes that were presented, and how each work achieves the theme of power, love, or war by the use of imagination, which is effectively used to illustrate the importance of each theme.
The poem "Siren Song" by Margaret Atwood is a poem that has power as its recurring theme. In the poem, Atwood first introduces the reader to one of the most powerful tool used by the siren in the poem: the siren's song. The siren's song is actually the most important subject in the poem, since it symbolizes the siren's power over men who are lured to her song. The poet describes her song as "irresistible [sic]" and illustrates its power by stating that the siren's song is…… [Read More]
The Palm Beach Marina Grove (PBMC) requires creating a new perimeter protection plan that will take into account the new construction and structure that will be opened (i.e. The Palm Beach Marina Cove Building Two or PNMC II). It is going to be sitting directly to the east of the PBMC. The new changes will mean making temporary and permanent transformations in the protocols and procedures. (Garcia, 2007)
To understand how this is accomplished requires focusing on the basic strategy that will be utilized. This will be achieved through carefully looking at different recommendations, options for safeguarding the perimeter during construction, providing a rational for these proposals and an estimated budget for these transformations. Together, these elements will highlight the best approach for helping the PBMC to deal with its current and future security related issues. (Garcia, 2007)
ecommendations based on best practices in perimeter protection for a…… [Read More]
" The thought is that faith is diminishing. Perhaps he is referring to the change that was occurring during the 19th century as a result of science and its influence. Many people questioned their religious faith in the light of geological discoveries and ideas about evolution. Once everybody believed: "The Sea of Faith / was once, too, at the full, and round earth's shore / lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled." But now faith has greatly diminished and people are more worldly.
In the final stanza the narrator calls to his beloved. "...let us be true/to one another!" Then he points out that although the world promises pleasures and a variety of things to do and see, it cannot provide true joy. Only love can promise joy. And he names all the spiritual things the world and worldly knowledge can never give: "...neither joy, nor love, nor…… [Read More]
it's rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein…Most importantly, it doesn't leave out any major food groups" (par. 2). However Moore also has some doubts about how 'foolproof' the South Beach Diet is, and warns that the phase one claim of rapid weight loss is actually mostly a loss of water weight, not fat. This would seem to dispute the claim that most of the weight loss is fat from the waist area, however Moore is only speaking about the first two weeks, not the long-term.
Not all experts are so ambivalent, however. For example, Dr. Fuhrman, author of Secrets to Healthy Cooking, had some rather harsh words for the South Beach Diet: "The unscientific and false claims of the popular and ill-advised fad diet offer potentially dangerous advice for the general public and heart patients. This is especially remarkable and worrisome, because the South Beach Diet was…… [Read More]
Figure 2: Defining Workflows as part of the Systems Analysis Phase
Further steps regarding systems analysis and design include the creation of roles and responsibilities in a matrix, defining alpha and beta test programs, with strong focus on making each step of the systems design and analysis phase focused on both internal and external customers or stakeholders for the system. The use of the Customer Advisory Council is often used specifically for this purpose.
Internal and External Stakeholders
AM esearch (2003) has stated that fully 70% of the cost of implementing any quoting or customer-facing system is in changing the behaviors of existing users. Called change management, this area focuses on getting both users internal and external to the company to change how their jobs are done daily. This is admittedly no small task and requires significant effort.
The focus on change management strategies both during the systems analysis design,…… [Read More]
North Miami Beach Windshield Survey
The purpose of this essay is to highlight and describe the results of a windshield survey of the North Miami Beach urban area. The practical application of the results of this survey are useful in helping guide community health efforts in the right direction and provide a basis of action for leaders and their followers throughout the profession.
This essay will present the data gathered that is divided into several categories. The first section this essay will address is the 8 subsystems that are necessary components of such a survey. These include the physical environment, health and social services, economics, safety and transportation, politics and government, communication, education and recreation. The data will further be explained by describing the strengths and weaknesses of the city. To help guide future research, this essay will also address nursing diagnoses and interventions to address the problems that are…… [Read More]
Crowds of adolescents sped around refusing to yield to either cars or other bikers so they could stay together, united by the need to be 'with their friends' more than biking. The nature of what might be called 'social deviance' typical of adolescent behavior, however, was quite mild in what I saw, mainly manifesting itself in terms of attitude. The main transgressive actions were collectively disobeying traffic guidelines, putting themselves at risk more than drivers: deviancy is often "distinctly unheroic" in adolescents and is often more risky with negative consequences to the self (Hobbs 207).
The beach is far from a democratic place. Even a free beach manifests notable divisions of social class and age. Economics determined social associations on the beach even though the area contained a blend of many different social groups. The young people who stuck together seemed to come from the same social classes -- the…… [Read More]
Barrier island beaches generally develop where:
a The coast is composed of hard rock b the nearby land has a rugged topography of hills and mountains c the sea floor deepens rapidly offshore d The sea floor remains shallow for a long distance offshore
During storms in winter:
a There is a higher percentage of fine-grained sand on beaches
b More erosion occurs in bays than on headlands
c Beaches are eroded d Beaches are built up e Offshore sand bars are destroyed
Along the Midocean ridge
a earthquakes occur b sea floor spreading occurs c volcanism occurs d all the above occur
Where would you find examples of barrier island coasts?
c British Columbia and Alaska
d Texas and the Gulf Coast
Which of the following boundaries characterize the San Andreas Fault?
d None of the…… [Read More]
Originally founded in 1905 by a tobacco businessman, Venice, California, was an independent city until 1925 when it merged with Los Angeles. Today, it is known for its beach boardwalk and its circus-like atmosphere, and in the past decade Venice has undergone a process of gentrification like many other cities across the U.S. (Abcarian). However, Venice Beach was for years a center of the arts. In the 1960s it was ground zero for the counter-culture movement, with musicians like Jim Morrison and the Doors getting their start at Venice Beach. It was home to late R&B musician Teena Marie, now forever memorialized in a Venice mural (Argonaut). It was the home of Muscle Beach, boardwalk roller skating, diversity and cultural foods. It was home to Oakwood African Americans, who helped dig the canals of Venice but who were not permitted to settle along them and instead were…… [Read More]
School Community Demographic Study
Miami Beach Senior High School serves Miami Beach, FL. US Census data informs about the demographics of the Miami Beach community, which stretches along a narrow north-south oriented barrier island. Over the years, the demographics of the area have shifted, so this makes for a good study on aligning demographics with the area with those of the school. The census data shows that the total population for Miami Beach is an estimated 91,917. The area is majority Hispanic, with 53% of the total population. This is split among a number of different national origins, however. Miami Beach is 20% Cuban, 4.9% Colombian, 4.6% Argentinian, 3.7% Puerto Rican and there are many other Hispanic groups represented as well. Most of the Hispanic population is white. Only 4.4% of Miami Beach is black, being a mix of black Hispanic, Haitian, Afro-Caribbean and African. The non-Hispanic, non-white…… [Read More]
Enviromental Fraud: Virginia Beach Situation
Environmental Fraud: Virginia Beach Situation
ecently, issues related to global warming have been center-stage of various political debates. Debate has been centered to examine human influences to environment malfunctioning. Poorly treated environment poses a significant danger to the local community and the atmosphere. For this reason, the law has been configured to ensure that the environment is satisfactorily protected. Besides, states have been pursuing local policies, which are parallel to federal laws in relation to environmental protection. This report will assess the Virginia Beach city pollution. The report identifies Care A lot as a polluter and some of the EPA's regulations tackling the issue. The report will also identify two primary laws responding to Virginia Beach's environmental concerns.
In Virginia Beach, there has been evidence on the presence of fecal contamination, which is realized in the city's brackish waters. This contamination is a…… [Read More]
The hotel seeks to promote its strategic location and incomparable services to boost its sales to the majority of people and tourists visiting Southern California. Its proximity to central Loss Angeles also gives an advantage to the hotel to target the urban dwellers seeking recreation facilities outside the central city.
Pricing of services and products offered by the Long beach hotel is under management and control of market conditions of demand and supply. Prices are elastic depending on the season of the year. During peak periods, prices for accommodation services range from $100 to $400. These prices aim to meet the demands of a bigger range of people. The prices vary depending on the capability of a customer. Price charge depends on the facilities available in the hotel rooms and other services that a customer may require such as dinner and breakfast. Charges such as $400 per night…… [Read More]
Virginia Beach, VA: Crime ates and Trends
eviewing the rape, robbery and murder trends for Virginia Beach, VA is incredibly revelatory. According to the website city-data.com, Virginia Beach has a crime rate of 184.9 which is significantly lower than the entire U.S. average, which is at 301. In 2012, the number of murders which were committed in this city was at 21, which is the equivalent to 4.7 per 100,000 people. The total number of rapes was at 58, which was at 13 per 100,000 people. The total number of robberies was 326, which functioned at 72.8 per 100,000 people. The number of assaults was at 353, which functioned at 78.9 per 100,000 people. The number of burglaries was 1573, which functioned at 351.4 per 100,000 people. The number of thefts which occurred was 9,662 which totaled at 2,158 per thousand people. The number of auto thefts which occurred was…… [Read More]
Marital Intimacy Skills
This study examines marital intimacy skills and the impact that these skills have on the marriage in terms of marital failure or marital success. The work of Fincham, Stanley, and Beach (2006) entitled "Transformative Processes in Marriage: An Analysis of Emerging Trends" reports that it has been argued by Stanley (2007) that we "are in a new stage of marital research that reflects a growing momentum toward larger meanings and deeper motivations about relationships, including a focus on constructs that are decidedly more positive." (p.276) Good marriage is noted as that which makes the provision to spouses of "a sense of meaning in their lives" and it is suggested by Fincham, Stanley, and Beach (2006) that this momentum "has set the stage for examination of transformative, rather than merely incremental changes in relationships. (p.276)
What is Intimacy?
Linaman (2006) writes that intimacy is something that every individual…… [Read More]
Profile of a Community Organization: The Kiwanis Club of Ocean Beach San Diego
There are many different ways that a social organization can influence and impact a community, and a great many moral and ethical implications and effects on society of the existence of these organizations and the actions that these organizations take. From gathering and consolidating funding towards various charitable causes to actually engaging in direct service to the community, these organizations are often more important in providing for the basic needs of some of the most disadvantaged members of a community than the governmental organizations in that community. Exploring one such organization in the San Diego community, and more specifically in the Ocean Beach neighborhood of San Diego, will help to illuminate the importance of these community organizations generally.
The Kiwanis Club of Ocean Beach, San Diego meets twice a week in order to plan a…… [Read More]
A good example of some of the different texts that were utilized to insight anger and violence can be seen with one that was sent to number Anglo Saxons in the commonwealth. Where, it would encourage all youth in Western Australia to show up at Cronuella each, in an effort to protect the beach and women. This is significant, because it shows how the use of heated SMS messages could help to enrage both groups. As this form of written communication would increase the overall amounts of rage that the two side were feeling towards each other.
Visual languages were used to help increase the overall negative opinions that many Australians would feel towards the Arabs. Where, the women and men would dress differently in public (with many women covering themselves). This is problematic, because it would cause a number of groups in society to view Arabs as untrustworthy, based…… [Read More]
Leagility with regard to the supply chain is simply a combination of techniques designed both to exploit a volatile marketplace but also to take advantage of a lean one where profit margins are relatively low but demand is relatively high.
In the article analyzed, food markets in particularly are examined with regard to supply chain design. There are according to the authors, a number of food products that "can be characterized as functional products with volatile and unpredictable demand" (Beach, et. al, 2001). Thus demand uncertainty may allow for production flexibility. However, food products by nature are not very "innovative." As the author points out, because by nature the products are generally functional in nature and the food supply chain is relatively inflexible and uses perishable goods, the usefulness of a concept such as leagility is somewhat limited. There is not period in which demand will be certain. This is…… [Read More]
John in Chorio.
Symi is home to more than 465 chapels and churches. The town of Symi houses 13 churches and dozens of chapels, some of which date back to Symi's Byzantine eraf. One of the most frequented attractions on Symi is the monastery located at Panormitis. This monastery draws thousands of tourists to the island each year. Popular monasteries on Symi include Roukeuniotis, Megalos Sotiris, St. Michael, and the Church of the Virgin. Churches usually remain locked unless there is a name day celebration or other festivity in progress. One of the oldest churches on Symi is the paleo-Christian Church, Aghia Irini.
Nisyros, also part of the Docadanese Islands in Greece, is situated between the islands of Kos and Tilos, is comparatively smaller than Symi and has an approximate population of 1000 inhabitants. The two main villages located on Nisyros are Mandraki and Nikea; these two villages are…… [Read More]
Fischl displays himself comically strutting, his stomach strangely stuck out, as if to say that his own portraits are just as bizarre; that he nor his paintings are to be taken seriously. The artist presents himself as a clown, preparing for those who say something against his art, preparing himself from the negative. His mask hides him from any critiques. "I think that we, and again I'm saying the generation as we, had a profound degree of self-consciousness. The self-consciousness came from a feeling that everything was a cliche, that everything had such a strong predecessor to it -- that basically you were in pantomime" (Tillim).
In Chicago, when he was going to school, Fischl was also exposed to the non-mainstream art of the Hairy Who. "The underbelly, carnie world of Ed Paschke and the hilarious sexual vulgarity of Jim Nutt were revelatory experiences for me" (Eric Fischl Web site).…… [Read More]
There is no acknowledgement that leaders may indeed be flexible according to the situation and followers that they are dealing with. Even though women, for example, may favor a more laissez-faire type of leadership style than men (Eagly, Johannesen-chmidt & Van Engen), this does not mean that they will do so in all circumstances, or indeed that all female leaders will have this tendency.
The Path-Goal Theory
The path-goal theory is one of the most flexible and popular models used in the changing business world today. It allows for an integration of various styles, personalities and situations. The components inherent in this theory is the particular path that employees are expected to follow in order to reach a certain desired goal. The position of the leader in this model is to provide followers with desirability in terms of goals and the removal of obstacles along the way towards obtaining the…… [Read More]
Agility, responsiveness, and staying customer-centric while relying on the processes necessary for Long Beach Mortgage to grow profitability is the balance that needs to be maintained within this implementation. The BFOT suite of applications need to be positioned and launched to the employees, suppliers, and third party resellers of Long Beach Mortgage services as a series of tools to make them more agile, responsive, and effective in serving clients.
For Long Beach Mortgage, the future is now. The revolution that is sweeping the financial services industry to higher levels of customer responsiveness and involvement while dropping the costs per transaction needs to be capitalized on by the company by taking the following steps. First, the existing prospect- and customer-facing processes must be redesigned to get inefficiencies and costly time wasting steps out of the way. Second, the integration needs of these processes must next be considered and planned for,…… [Read More]
Where pricing integration typically fails however are in the handling of exceptions. Columbus (2003) makes the point that the use of automated approaches to managing special pricing requests can be one of the highest OI activities of any company. The focus for LOM then is in turning the one-off loan request specifically including a differing rate or structure into a competitive advantage by quickly being able to fulfill it. The use of automated special pricing requests applications and techniques as defined by Columbus (2003) are strong competitive tools that could be used as part of FlashQuote and BFOT overall.
FlashQuote Use Case Analysis
Identifier: FlashQuote Use Case Analysis
Name: BFOT System component that includes quoting, pricing, loan interest rates and the ability to electronically upload the loan, once approved, to the LOS.
Purpose: To more accurately and completely capture the quotes given to prospects over the telephone, the Web, and…… [Read More]
What we can do for another is the test of powers, what we can suffer for another is the test of love."
This I believe is the underlying theme, the thesis, if you will, that lingers in the mind long after reading Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband and Robert Lewis Stevenson's The Beach of Falesa. They are literary masterpieces that play on human emotions, that build on human relationships, that pull at the heartstrings of the reader, urging him to believe that in this day and age of greed, immorality and social hypocrisy, unselfish love and true devotion can still reign supreme negating the ill effects of evil.
Wilde's ideal husband, Lord Chiltren has been fashioned by a woman's love- Lady Chiltren's faith, trust and devotion for her husband, Lord Chiltren. He was her creation, from their first meeting, and throughout the early years of their marriage when…… [Read More]
The term 'cargo cult' refers to, …the activities of Polynesian islanders who, having experienced the bounty of the U.S. Air Force's presence during orld ar 2 and the sudden disappearance if their generous guests, maintained and built air strips and replicas of aircraft in the vain hope that the airmen might one day return."
There is a sense that the artist intended to refer in this work to the mundane life of the ordinary person in terms of the illusion of the cargo cult. In this sense the figures on the beach live a life of illusion, waiting for something that is false or which will not arrive. This adds another philosophical and existential dimension to the work which is also possibly a comment on the emptiness of modern life and the meaningless of the suburban and consumer lifestyle.
Many of the works succeed in presenting images in a…… [Read More]
9% of total GDP in Colombia (U.S.$3,524 million) and generates 386,000 direct jobs, equivalent to 1.8% of total employment in the country (Tourism Industry in Colombia).
The Composition of Tourism in Colombia
With 3,208 km of coastline (1,760 km on Caribbean Sea and 1,448 km on Pacific Ocean),
and 400 km of Amazon forest and Andean mountains, Colombia has a vast array of possible tourist destinations.
Some of the reasons tourists are interested in visiting Colombia would be its privileged location on the continent. All the environments of the tropics are present: glaciers, beaches, plains, rainforests, and deserts, which all add to its desirability (Where to go?).
Colombia also has countless tourist destinations offering a wide array of activities. Even the most jaded traveler can't help but be swept up by the magic of Cartagena, steeped in history and gentle people. Oozing romance, the old city is a warren of…… [Read More]
Melbourne Cup is not a specifically or inherently gendered event, the special weekend will entail extra activities that must be planned, coordinated, and executed with gender issues in mind. This year's Melbourne Cup carnival celebration is being marketed towards females in overt and covert ways: such as by the use of hot pink typeface and a floral background plus a prominently featured section on style and fashion that uses a female model for the menu item (Melbourne Cup Carnival 2011). Yet it is precisely the gender segregation of the races from the non-race activities that bring gender issues to the forefront. In this critical analysis of the Melbourne Cup main event, the Melbourne Cup carnival, and the non-Cup-related recreational activities scheduled before and during the event, I will draw upon the following three disciplines: gender studies, marketing, and the politics of socio-economic class.
From a gender studies perspective, horse racing…… [Read More]
It is has darker colored handles, which are streaming out above the top (which are lying off to the side). ("Barton Fink OST," 2012)
This is showing how the man has a sense of weariness about the events that are occurring in his life. When he first arrived on the beach, he appears to be very frustrated with what is happening. This causes him to not take the time to set the box up properly. Instead, he simply laid it down in a very lax manner. ("Barton Fink OST," 2012)
Furthermore, the rumpled outfit he is wearing causes him to appear to be out of place in a location where most people do not dress like this. To support his demeanor, has the look of frustration, by staring aimlessly out to the ocean and passively watching everyone around him. This is not a location where he spends lots of time.…… [Read More]
This approach is highly congruent with the guidance of marketing experts such as Wheaton (2004) who advises, "There are synergies between different lifestyle sports industries and their media. Corporations make equipment for several lifestyle sports, sometimes under different brand names. Clothing companies like Quiksilver sell to a range of lifestyle sport markets including skating, surfing, windsurfing, snowboarding and have been quick to exploit the potential of emergent and rapidly growing activities like kite-surfing" (2004, p. 10). Because the company also designs and manufactures the core sporting needs for these sporting enthusiasts, it is important to identify defining characteristics of this market. These sports are characterized by a number of features of interest to Quiksilver's and its competitors' marketers with respect to their various core product and accessory lines, including those set forth in Table 2 below.
Defining features of the surf and sports industries
Such…… [Read More]
Dierct Air - Management & Marketing Mistakes
The following case study employs the array of industry metrics discussed above to determine major factors that contributed to Direct Airways filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy during the time period from 2007-212. This time period was chosen because SEC filings at that time available, providing valuable insight into the stark differences between the two airlines. Direct Airways was a major U.S. carrier that was founded in 2001 and operated for 7 years until it fell into bankruptcy in 2001. This terminated an unrestrained years for Direct Airways, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year of 2012 (Jayanti).
I understood that already the subject of a federal investigation by transportation regulators, the outdated charter service Direct Air long ago would soon may be facing a far-reaching investigation of its finances by the bankruptcy trustee (Bomkamp). The lawyer governing Direct Air's bankruptcy went ahead…… [Read More]
lowland Maya decimation is much more than at any time before, and there are currently several studies that concentrate on the period from roughly A.D. 750 to A.D.1050. Previously, researchers have had a tendency to sum up clarifications of the decimation from individual locales and areas to the marshes in totality. Later methodologies push the extraordinary differences of changes that took place over the swamps amid the Terminal Classic and Early Post classic periods. Along these lines, there is presently a general agreement on the view that Maya culture and civilization in general did not fall, albeit numerous zones did experience significant change
Present scenarios are the result of the long haul elements of human-environment interplay. The fact of the matter is that, we have a long-term viewpoint, keeping in mind the end goal to best comprehend continual changes in ambient environs we observe in present times
. Analysis of…… [Read More]
Among the great features of Gothenburg is the Gothenburg Opera House, the Liseberg amusement park and Universeum, a great place to take the family because kids will love the discovery and science center at Universeum.
Boat trips are available that take visitors out into the harbor and into the archipelago further north. Marstand in the archipelago and is well-known as a great place for yachting and yacht racing, and it is easily located from Gothenburg.
A couple of great Swedish traditions include "The Day of the Herring" (in June) during which Swedes make it a point to eat herring; many chefs have seminars teaching people how to make a "Midsummer herring dish." There is a floating hotel and restaurant (the Salt & Sill), and while on board a visitor can devour a three-course dinner and a night's stay in the Bed and Breakfast for 65 British pounds.
The Port of…… [Read More]
motivation is excellent in several areas of my life, including learning. The two areas where my motivation for learning is the strongest, are architecture and economy, with architecture being my first choice for a possible major. The reason for this is that my father is an architect. I admire him and his work greatly; our house in China was designed by him. It was also from him that I learned my first lessons in architecture. When I was a child, he used to teach me to make models of houses with sea sand on the beach. This, among many other fond memories, is the one that I find most inspiring in my aspirations to follow in my father's footsteps. For me it would constitute a way to honor what he has given me in my life personally, and also the legacy he is leaving for the world.
I am also…… [Read More]
In the face of this awareness of human decline and despair the protagonist pledges love to his partner. This love is described as "true," which implies a love that is faithful and enduring and which can transcend the loss of faith in the world.
This vision or poetic image of loss of faith in human nature can be seen, albeit in a different light, in the work of Browning. An example would be the poem "Fra Lippon Lippi." In this poem the poet questions the nature of art and whether it should be true-to -- life or idealistic. The question is related to the way that art can best serve religious purposes and also refers to the gap between ordinary life and religious faith. The argument that runs throughout the poem is that the religious authorities are more concerned with appearances than expressing deep religious convictions.
Many of Browning's poems…… [Read More]
9% of the turtles" -- and "plastics" dominated the debris found (Katsanevakis, p. 75). The list of plastic trash found in those turtles is too long to include in this research.
Seabirds (especially pelicans, gannets and gulls) often fall prey to "monofilament line"; albatrosses, petrels, penguins and grebes are not found entangled in plastic fishing line or other plastic debris as often as pelicans and gulls (Katsanevakis, 2008, p. 69). hat is particularly insidious about plastic is when it is ingested by marine animals is releases "toxic chemicals" due to the chemical additives that are added to the plastic during the manufacturing process. Once in the abdomen of the animal the toxic materials can block the digestive tract and block "gastric enzyme ingestion, diminished feeding stimulus, nutrient dilution, reduced growth rates, lowered steroid hormone levels, delayed ovulation and reproductive failure," Katsanevakis asserts (p. 71).
There is lethal danger for small…… [Read More]
In the future, this helps to give everyone a greater appreciation for the emotions and challenges that were endured. (Henry, n.d., pp. 522- 535) (Legett, n.d., pp. 802 -- 818) (Gray, n.d., pp. 678 -- 697)
In the Victorian Period, there is focus on showing the impact of the industrial revolution on society. In the poem Dover Beach, there is discussion about how this is creating vast disparities. Evidence of this can be seen with the passage that says, "Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! For the world, which seems. To lie before us like a land of dreams, So various, so beautiful) so new, Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain; and we are here as on a darkling plain. Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night." (Arnold, n.d.) This…… [Read More]
International Marketing Perspective
What are the main factors that have contributed to Banyan Tree's success?
Banyan Tree's first success was finding a niche that the owners could exploit. As the case study says, they realized that there was an opening that they could use to gather guests who were above the level of the large hotel chains, but who did not want to spend the money required to spend a night in the most exclusive resorts. This price difference led to the owners forming the plan for their resort that was more reasonably priced than the large luxury resorts, but would give the customer more than the large hotel chains.
The next thing that they did was to realize what type of experience people were missing. First, people wanted a vacation experience that allowed them to be alone, like they had the space all to themselves, while they were positioned…… [Read More]
Chile, officially known as epublic of Chile, is a South American country with Peru, Bolivia Argentina as its neighboring countries. The Pacific Ocean borders it on the west and south. Santiago is both its capital and the largest city. The country is primarily urban as 1/3 of the total population inhabits the areas in and around Santiago and Vina Del Mar. Almost ninety percent of the Chileans are oman Catholics whereas Spanish is the official language of the country ("Chile," 2012). This country in South America has a landscape filled with "dry deserts, snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, and thick temperate rain forests" (au, 2007).
The climate in the country is as varied as its natural features. Aside from the apparently intense climatic conditions in some parts, the country enjoys a comfy and moderate climate ("Chile").
The southern part of the Chilean region was controlled by the Araucanians long before…… [Read More]
What kind of neighborhood is it in?
Lower middle class apartment complex
What is its structure?
Constantly bustling, full of many cultures and ethnicities, although Cuban-Americans predominate.
What does it look like?
Clean, functional, but very impersonal-looking apartment blocks.
What does it contain?
Mainly recent Cuban immigrants
What is its aesthetic?
The aesthetic is very functional, since the area is mainly dominated by recent immigrants coming from underdeveloped countries to the United States.
What does it say about the characters who inhabit that space?
The characters are very new to the United States and are unfamiliar with its social expectations.
Target Demographic: Hispanic-Americans
Gender: As with most relationship-driven sitcoms, more female than male.
Geographic Location: Residents of Latin American-dominated neighborhoods in Miami, New York, and Los Angeles
Age Range: 20 something and older
Education: high school to some college
Ethnicity: Latino, with heavily skewed towards Cubans
Conservative/Liberal Status: Cubans tend…… [Read More]
Michael Alexander has done it all in the nightclub, restaurant and bar industry. This award winning individual has successfully managed and owned a number of bars and restaurants over the last decade including such well-known venues as Baja Junkie in Cabo San Lucas, Pussycat Lounge (PCL) in Scottsdale, Arizona and Nikki's in Venice Beach, California. He is currently the Director of Operations for Lucid Entertainment while still overseeing operations of American Junkie, PCL and Dirty Pretty. He is also the founder and operator of Bar University.
Michael's skills include soliciting and managing sponsorships including liquor promotions, establishing and maintaining positive relationships with suppliers, updating and troubleshooting computer system functionality, creating and improving training programs for interested entrepreneurs and directing all operations for a large number of themed restaurants, bars, and lounges.
Michael's ten years of hospitality business development for such well-known entities as American Junkie (themed high volume restaurant and…… [Read More]
Controversy Surrounding the Client
This client is not the typical, everyday individual. He is an outspoken controversial white supremacist who often engages in blatantly controversial public behavior. The client is also planning to meet with the press and speak his mind regarding the recent charges brought against him involving murder and violation of civil rights. He is currently out on a $1 million bond and going through a criminal court case. As such, he is hated by many within the larger Southern California community, considering that the city is largely made up of large minority populations. Although the client lives in Laguna Beach, a wealthy suburban offshoot of Los Angeles just to its south, the region is still easily accessible from the city. This means that minority and civil rights groups may all be a threat to his security and his estate, as they may be…… [Read More]
motion? In your response, include your interpretation of the characters' emotional state of mind as they experience these events/
A single mom announces her two little boys that she will have to leave the home alone for a day. The film opens with the stories told from two opposite points-of-view. Of curse, their relationship is one of love and hate, like that between two respectable brothers. The older one, Lenny, is annoyed that instead of going with his friends to Coney Island on Sunday he faces the perspective of staying home and taking care of his little brother. The little one, Joey, is constantly seeking to join in the play of the older one and they constantly reject him. Both brothers are feeling frustrated. Joey, because of his brother's constant refusal to let him join in the play with the older ones, Lenny because he feels pestered by his brother's…… [Read More]
This image has lasted for nearly three thousand years but may now be in need of renewal. "God" may be longing for release from His immolation in the structure of our beliefs. To use a gardening metaphor, God has become pot-bound, fixed and constricted by the anthropomorphic, gender-biased, paternalistic image that we have projected onto Him. As Teilhard de Chardin suggested, we need to formulate a new image of God that is related to the phenomenal discoveries science has made about the new dimensions of the universe.
What have we done to God? The old image we have inherited from the Iron Age portrays God creating the Earth from a distance; God as something transcendent to, different from, creation and ourselves; God as male; God as fearful Judge, God as both punishing and loving Father. We have divided life into two - spirit and nature - and have lost the…… [Read More]
Therefore, the only value of a diet is in its capacity to be maintained over the course of a lifetime; otherwise there is no point to it.
To lose excess body weight and maintain a healthy weight and body composition without excess fat over the long-term, the nutrition plan must eliminate fats of all kinds as much as possible as well as simple carbohydrates. Both fats and simple carbohydrates are readily converted to body fat if calorie consumption exceeds calorie expenditure. With respect to body weight issues, all sources of fat (i.e. both "good" fats and "bad" or saturated fats) are equally problematic. Meanwhile, complex carbohydrates need not be avoided or substantially restricted. Whereas simple carbohydrates (such as sugars, white flour, regular pasta, white rice, white potatoes, and some fruits) are easily converted into blood sugar and then stored as body fat, complex carbohydrates (such as dark wheat,…… [Read More]
Cape Wind Project proposed for Cape Cod, and the political, economic, and social impacts to Cape Cod and Nantucket. The Cape Wind Project is a proposed wind-turbine project off the shoreline of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Supporters of the project believe it is the right clean-air, renewable energy project for the area, and it will negate the need for an old, outdated fossil fuel electrical generating plant. Opponents believe it is the wrong project for the area, and it will reduce their quality of life, as well as block local fishermen from their livelihoods. Controversial and very public, the project has been debated since 2001, and it still has not begun construction.
I am David McCullough, author and historian, and I live full time on Cape Cod. I am adamantly opposed to the Cape Wind project for a number of compelling reasons. First and foremost, in my mind, is that…… [Read More]
Like most litigations on such complicated issues the company had little to do but show reasonable accommodation, adopt better surface practices and wait out a lengthy period before their liability was reduced substantially by the courts.
The key ethical issues of the case are pretty clear, did the captain knowingly endanger the environment by continuing to retain his position and navigate tankers through the area and did the company know that such was the case. Both ethical dilemmas are clear and were ruled upon by many hours of court time and subsequent appeals, though the final Supreme Court ruling on Exxon's liability for the spill was split 4:4 every other deciding body laid full responsibility on Exxon's lap. ("Exxon Valdez Damages educed," June 2008, NP). An additional ethical issue, though much less openly understood or known by the average American is weather it was ethical to pay fishermen…… [Read More]
...these designers placed great significance on clothing inherited from the past, including Japanese farmers' clothes designed through necessity and adapted dyed textile and quilting from ancient Japan, which Japanese would not consider fashionable. These designers presented them to the fashion world, gave the opportunity for 'the neglected' to make their existence known, and transformed them into 'fashion'."(Kawamura, 2004, 125)
Kawakubo, Miyake and Yamamoto are considered as the designers who made these first steps towards a new fashion more concrete: "hile Kenzo is considered a pioneer among all Japanese designers, Kawakubo, Miyake and Yamamoto are the ones who created a new style characterized by monochromatic, asymmetrical and baggy looks."(Kawamura, 2004, 125) the asymmetrical and baggy look of their designs is clearly influenced by the loose form of the kimono. Sometimes, in Miyake's creations for example, the dresses are completely shapeless and have random holes that offer a certain freedom when wearing…… [Read More]
Andre Lorde "Beams" Explication
In Audres poem "Beams" she suggests that the process of aging and the loss of the vigor youth is something that cannot be halted. The poem expresses the sadness and loss of innocence that results from the perception of aging. It also expresses her sense of nostalgia and loss at the passing years and lost opportunities. The poem describes the poet's desire and efforts to regain the exuberance of youth. A number of poetic techniques are used in the poem. Imagery is used extensively to express the intention of the poet. Rhythm is also used as a means of enhancing meaning. One of the central devices used in the poem is word usage or diction; where various words can have double or ambiguous meanings.
The first two lines of the first section introduce images and content that relate to the past as well as to the…… [Read More]
These research methods adopt different instruments depending on the suitability of the event.
In the following situations, decide whether you would use a personal interview, telephone survey, or self-administered questionnaire. Give your reasons.
In the first scenario, it would be appropriate to use self-administered questions to reveal the underlying issues concerning the research questions. This is because the target population is large. The experiment seeks to uncover extra information to supplement the research question. This makes it crucial to adopt the use of self-administered questionnaires during the study. The second scenario would require application of personal interview or self-administered questionnaires. This is because the geographical coverage of the study is appropriate for any of the two options or research methods. The third scenario would allow the company to maximize the benefits of telephone survey in seeking to unveil the reasons behind the research questions. This is because the geographical arrangement…… [Read More]
Living and Doing Business With Australians
Word Count (excluding titles): 1159
The Commonwealth of Australia has a population of twenty two million and consists of six states and two territories and has the thirteenth largest economy in the world. The majority of the population gathers around the coastal cities and has one of the lowest population densities in the world. Australia is a country overflowing with natural beauty and unparalleled multiculturalism. To do business in Australia requires a deep understanding of the cultural complexity. Home to a great many immigrants this island continent is one of the world's most culturally diversity nation. Nearly twenty-five percent of Australian residents were born in another country. Even greater percentages have parents or grandparents who were immigrants or refugees from a vast range of nations. This rich diversity, coupled with the indigenous population, presents the businessman with unique opportunities and challenges.
The…… [Read More]
Santos Limited (STO) operates in the exploration, development, production, transportation and marketing of hydrocarbons. Santos produces natural gas to Australian, Indonesian and other Asian markets. Santos has also developed oil and liquids businesses in Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam. Santos also focuses on transformational liquefied natural gas (LNG) strategy and has interests in four LNG projects in Australia.
Santos' vision is the leading firm in South East Asian Energy Organization through its portfolio of growth projects. Strategy centers on the Cooper Basin, Eastern Australian gas, Western Australian oil and gas, LNG projects and Asian growth. It is continuing to build South East Asian interests while undertaking high impact exploration and developing new projects to drive production and earnings growth. Santos reported NPAT of $504m for the half-year ended 30 June 2011, which is $306m higher than in 2010. This increase is primarily due to the $348m before tax gain…… [Read More]
Several of my childhood friends succumbed to the temptations of gang life, as we grew up in a low-income, predominantly Hispanic neighborhood in Hawaiian Gardens, California. I've witnessed many people my age and younger act out of desperation and hopelessness and a false sense of self-esteem. Once, I spoke to one of my closest childhood friends about his spending inordinate amounts of time with some known gang members. Confronting him made him noticeably uncomfortable. "Leave me alone," he said. "Maybe if you just got to know them better..." The lure of that life was sometimes hard to resist, as it served as a major social and political outlet for many people my age in the neighborhood. I struggled often with designing my own life path amid the hardships I witnessed around me.
Luckily, my parents were good role models. Both teachers, they taught me the value of a…… [Read More]
Gender Politics and the Nation
The historical development of the nation has impacted the ability of women to participate in contemporary politics by reinforcing gender roles in the public sphere. Traditionally, the exclusion women from the international community was linked to ideas of gender roles and today, these ideas continue to exclude women from international politics.
Traditionally, colonialism was driven by the Enlightenment ideal of using reason to obtain goals, a view that also saw females as irrational and emotional. Enloe notes, "Perhaps international politics has been impervious to feminist ideas precisely because for so many centuries in so many cultures it has been thought of as a typically 'masculine' sphere of life" (4).
Enloe argues that the status of diplomatic wives is tied closely to ideas of women as loyal supporters of their men, who were busy at the business of international relations. This view clearly shows the pervasiveness…… [Read More]