To a greater degree than at any point in history, individuals and small groups, from nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) on the one hand to criminal networks and terrorist organizations on the other, have the ability to engage the world with far-reaching effects, including those that are disruptive and destructive (Quadrennial Homeland Security eview eport: A Strategic Framework for a Secure Homeland, 2010).
When considering all the forces that threaten the United States the interest lies in those that blend the high-tech capabilities of modern weaponry with the power and opportunity of asymmetric tactics such as terrorism and cyber warfare. We are confronted not only by new employment of conventional weaponry, but also by the hybrid temperament of these threats. We have seen their result on the American homeland. It must be remembered that we face a determined and constantly adapting adversary. The attempted terrorist attack on Flight 253 on December 25,…… [Read More]
Sand Dollar Boat Charters
There are several different things that can pose barriers to entry into a new business. Some barriers to entry are government intervention (regulation, limits on entry), or naturally occurring barriers to entry such as high fixed costs, a steep knowledge curve or the structure of the industry (Investopedia, 2013).
There are few barriers to entry in the boat rental industry. Startup costs are relatively low, and even the boats can be leased to further reduce startup costs. There is little physical infrastructure needed and there is little in the way of specialized knowledge (Entrepreneur, 2013).. Insurance is one of the biggest fixed costs. Thus, there is a high threat of new entrants if the existing industry players are enjoying success. Indeed, there is even a new business model of peer-to-peer boat rentals that threatens to challenge the existing businesses in this industry. Several peer-to-peer boat rental…… [Read More]
Stephen Crane's short story "The Open Boat" is very much "open" to interpretation. The story revolving around four men on a small boat braving a raging sea in hopes to save themselves from death points to many interesting comparisons and deep symbolism. The purpose of this essay is to examine the five main characters of this story and how they collectively represent something more than the sum of their parts. This essay will argue that the five main characters in this story are the four shipmates: the captain, the oiler, the cook and the correspondent, plus the characterization of mother nature herself which serves as the story's powerful antagonist. The essay will explore the idea that each crew member by himself cannot adequately represent a hero, yet when all are synthesized together a rich and truthful story emanates from this collective.
Crane uses the number four to relate…… [Read More]
The Open Boat by Stephen Crane is a novel that revolves more around the theme of Naturalism. This story revolves around four men hoping to reach a destination and trying to survive while doing so. Many think this is an examination of the man's relationship with the universe and each other as well. The men act and behave according to the situation around them and it is these factors that further influence their relationship with one another. Even though many argue that this book has its anti-romantic and realism characteristics, it is more inclined towards naturalism. There is more mention of nature and the interaction of man with it.
Before we get into the detail of discussing which theme or analysis the novel fits the most, it is crucial to have a good understanding of what both of these terms actually mean. ealism is basically the clear cut rejection…… [Read More]
Capsize screening value for the Tartan 4100 is 1.89. 1.89 is under what is normally considered the limit (2.0) that a boat capsize screening value should be at in order to be considered as a safe boat under sailing conditions. The formula to determine the capsize screening value can be expressed in the following manner; C= 4 * (23245)^ -1/3 * (13.5)
A capsize screening value is a relatively modern calculation that was instituted in the 1970's. The value is determined by calculating the stability of the boat. This can be done by using the beam width and the displacement of the boat in order to determine a value. If the value is less than two, then the boat is said to be relatively stable. The calculated value, however, is not a hard and fast number, instead it is guideline. There are a lot of factors that go into determining…… [Read More]
Accounting Costs - SunAir Boat Case
The following table shows details of SunAir Boat Builder's molding department's direct cost and overhead variances:
SunAir Boat Builders, Inc.
Detailed Cost Comparison (per boat hull)
Unit Cost per Unit Cost Actual Price Usage Amount Standard Actual Variance Quantity Variance Materials Glass Cloth (sq. ft.) 120 $
Glass Mix (lbs.) 40 $
Unit Cost per Unit Cost Actual Rate Efficiency Amount Standard Actual Variance Quantity Variance Direct Labor Mixing (hrs.) 0.5 $
Molding (hrs.) 1.0 $
Cost (hull) 1 $
The variances observed in the table above can be traced directly to the complexities of the mixing and molding procedure. Production of boat hulls, by its very nature, requires "a great deal of expertise, or 'eyeball'" according to the case study. The following are listed as factors which can affect this process: "too much or too little catalyst...too much or too little heat...failure to…… [Read More]
The dangers of this setting are readily apparent, and are conditions in which few living creatures, let alone man, can exert their wills to survive. The predominance of a natural settings and such powerful influence it has on its characters is a trait of Naturalism.
It is also significant to note that the deciding moment of both of these stories is dictated by the natural environment of the setting. More importantly, that environment surpasses the will of the individual characters, which actually have little sway in determining their fate. This aspect of American Naturalism is known as determinism (no author), and is evinced in both talks by the fact that the elements dictate the fate of the characters. After days of battling the sea in "The Open Boat," the foursome is finally plunged into its frigid, murky depths. The survivors are tossed about by the waves with no power to…… [Read More]
London's traveler is, to a certain degree, experiencing less terrible conditions and he is practically responsible for everything that happens to him. In contrast, the men on the boat have no power over what happens to them and they are constantly subjected to unfortunate events, even with the fact that they do everything that they can in order to remedy things. Crane's characters virtually refuse to believe that nature can be as unforgiving as to present them with an island and prevent them from reaching it, especially after they went through a lot of trouble to get to that location. Nature is cruel to these men, as it provides them with hope but refrains from protecting them from its power. Even if they eventually save themselves, they are left with the impression that they are ultimately powerless in the face of nature and that they have little to no power…… [Read More]
Stephen Crane's story "The Open Boat" is a masterful example of Naturalistic storytelling that evokes the characters of four men stranded on a small boat as well as character of the sea itself. By the end of this long short story, despite the fact that Crane has provided us with only the most elliptical clues about these four men, we have came to understand a great deal about their characters. Crane what must be seen as almost a stereotypical stratagem of the Naturalistic writer (Hill 1989) in placing people in a situation in which their characters are laid bare by the fact that the raw force of Nature is arrayed against them and this paper examines how Crane provides us with clues about how the proximity of danger peels away carefully constructed outer layers of our personalities.
Each of these men may die from exposure or drowning or thirst, and…… [Read More]
ocking the Boat
An agent is a person acting on behalf of the interests of another person or organization. "A person authorized to act for and under the direction of another person when dealing with third parties….An agent can enter into binding agreements on the principal's behalf and may even create liability for the principal if the agent causes harm while carrying out his or her duties" (Agent, 2013, Nolo). In the instance of Melinda, Melinda believed she was acting on behalf of the cruise line and simply performing the necessary duties of her job. Given that Melinda put the purchase on her credit card, however, it is unclear that the terms of her agency were such that she would be allowed to do so with the expectation of reimbursement. The reaction of the company implies that she was expected to go through specific channels and to not do so…… [Read More]
V. WHY the SEA of GALILEE?
University of Nebraska of Omaha, Professor Rami Arav in the work entitled: "ethsaida and the Ministry of Jesus around the Sea of Galilee" relates that the New Testament provides the information that "Jesus left Nazareth and move to a region of the Northern Sea of Galilee." After John the aptist was executed "for denouncing Herod Antipas for marrying his brother's ex-wife. Jesus, being baptized by John, feared he would be the next to pay for challenging the authorities and fled east to the Sea of Galilee to be closer to the borders and to cross into the territory of Philip Herod in a time of adversity." It was on the northern side of the Sea of Galilee that "Jesus made his home among the Jewish fishermen...and soon learned their lifestyle, the hardship of their livelihood and their anxieties." Jesus made in home in…… [Read More]
One critic's reading of "The Open Boat" positions the story as a turning point in Crane's career, away from the isolation and interiority of The Red badge of Courage and towards a sense of the need of community and the inescapability of interpersonal bonding. Statements like "Four scowling men sat in the dingey" are taken by some to be indicators of the camaraderie that must necessarily form between any human beings caught together in such a situation (Crane 732; Shulman).
Still others take a far more personal approach to interpreting this story. Not only did Crane live through events almost exactly like those depicted in the story, but many of his stories are based on personal experiences. It is thus the psychological understanding that Crane brings to his stories that impart the majority of their meaning and value, according to some scholars (Starrett 407-8). Having been a war correspondent in…… [Read More]
While this was progressive for its age, the current opinion is generally that references such as the word "nigger" in the lyrics of the play make it unsuitable for current tastes. The show does however remain important in its pioneering of the new form of musical drama.
Like Show Boat, Oklahoma! was a pioneer of the musical in its time. This 1943 production was the first musical play created by the combined talents of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. There are several elements in this musical that can be seen as revolutionary and widely influential of future productions of its kind.
While emotional depth and psychological complexity have become accepted parts of the musical drama by this time, Oklahoma! also comprised a number of new storytelling techniques that distinguished it form its peers. This includes for example the focus on emotional empathy, requiring the audience not only to…… [Read More]
If this old ninny-woman, Fate, cannot do better than this, she should be deprived of the management of men's fortunes. She is an old hen who knows not her intentions. If she has decided to drown me, why did she not do it in the beginning and save me all this trouble. The whole affair is absurd...But no, she cannot mean to drown me. She dare not drown me. She cannot drown me. Not after all this work" (Crane).
This narration of the men's musing not only highlight's Crane's theme of fate, but also his theme of nature, and the way in which men are overpowered by nature, expressed as the sea. This primary theme is captured by the fact that the men did not drown simply at the hands of nature, in the shipwreck, but are convinced that they will die at the hands of nature now, when safety…… [Read More]
In Get Everyone in Your Boat owing in the Same Direction, Bob Boylan offers five leadership principles to help create and motivate effective teams. One of those principles is "Where are We Headed?" Boylan discusses this principle in Chapter two of Get Everyone in Your Boat owing in the Same Direction. The essence of the question, "Where are We Headed?" is the need for a vision that is collective, mutual, and steady. Although Patrick Lencioni does not expressly cover the lack of vision in The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, the Boylan principle still fits in with Lencioni's framework. The last of Lencioni's five dysfunctions is Inattention to esults. It is impossible for a team to remain committed to a vision, even after the dissolution of the team, if there was no strong vision guiding their "boat" to begin with. Creating and maintaining vision is therefore crucial to the…… [Read More]
The computer they have in their hands does more and communicates on a far wider level than the best personal computers at people's desks just a few years ago. The "presence" aspect that the author of this article talks about is an important part of instant messaging, text messaging, and emailing through smart phones. Used correctly, "presence" (the icons and "emotions" that are part of the digital language) can and does help commercial / corporate marketers to link millions of users into that particular corporation's community.
It is easy to imaging how well thought out new businesses (start-ups) that are launched with user-friendly digital / phone technology applications (gaming, music downloads, video, IM and SMS) will be able to achieve success. By embracing the previously mentioned applications - along with buddy lists, messaging with content delivery, location technologies and eb-driven applications - one can see that the future of marketing…… [Read More]
The same principle holds true for openness to experience and neuroticism, although it should be noted that aspects of this exam, such as conscientiousness seem to reflect aspects of maturity.
The 16 Personality Factors Questionnaire measures anxiety, tough-mindedness, independence, extraversion, and self-control. The unifying traits of the different areas of evaluation seem to be maturity. After all, most people are not born with a sense of tough-mindedness or even self-control; these attributes are usually developed over time and are indicative of a person's level of maturity. Although it is true that most personality fluctuations in an individual occur during childhood, adolescence and early adulthood, some people never reach the state of maturity that others do. This questionnaire, then, is an effective means of assessing one's maturity.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Form M. predominantly reveals the set of values that are important to a person. It does so by examining different…… [Read More]
Impression Sunrise and the Boating Party
The painting responsible for giving the Impressionist movement its name, Claude Monet's Impression Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant in the original French), is an important study of water and light, with water, sky, and silhouettes of ships providing the backdrop for the dark figures on a tiny boat in the foreground. A later Impressionistic work, Mary Cassatt's The Boating Party, focuses itself once again on a small boat in the water, but in this later case nearly twenty years of artistic development have resulted in distinct stylistic differences in the representation of color, light, water, and even people. Thus, while Monet's influence is clearly visible in Cassatt's work, the differences are what offer the most interesting place for comparison, because analyzing the formal and contextual properties of either image before comparing and contrasting the two will reveal some of the historical developments of the intervening…… [Read More]
Living on a Lifeboat by Garrett Hardin
Word Count (excluding titles and footnotes: 1860)
In his poignant article, "Living on a Lifeboat," Garrett Hardin considers philosophical and practical implications of the need to survive. He asserts that survival is a central concern for today. He declares, "No generation has viewed the problem of the survival of the human species as seriously as we have."[footnoteRef:1] He then extrapolates meaningful reflections on the survival of humanity from a metaphor which sees the world as a lifeboat. This metaphor is compared and contrasted to another metaphor, that of a spaceship, to expose some deep ethical questions and to propose some thoughtful answers. This paper shall consider the two metaphors mentions, and address a primary concerns in lifeboat ethics; namely, the creation of commons. In addition, this paper will look at two commons created by a world food bank and immigration. [1: Hardin, Garret.…… [Read More]
Settings: Dulce et Decorum Est and the Open Boat
The two pieces of literature chosen for comparison for this essay both reflect the insignificance of life and the arbitrary nature of the universe. Both works are set to reflect man's struggle to survive under extraordinary circumstances. Dulce Et Decorum Est by ilfred Owen is a poem set on the battle fields of the First orld ar. The Open Boat by Stephen Crane is set on a life boat on a raging sea. In Owen's poem it is society that is indifferent to the significance of a man's life, while in Crane's short story it is nature that is indifferent to the significance of a man's life. Both works take place in the early twentieth century. In each case men are thrown together because of circumstance and are faced with life and death situations.
Owen's poem speaks of the horrific…… [Read More]
Advances in Nanomaterials and Their Applications
Nanomaterials, including carbon nanofibers and nanotubes, are being explored extensively for their use and application in multiple manufacturing domains. One of the most eager manufacturing sectors to incorporate nanomaterials into their midst is the athletics gear and sporting industries. Tennis rackets, surf, skate, and snow boards, skis, ski poles, boats, bicycles, hockey sticks, baseball bats, golf clubs and balls are all potentially transformed by the use of nanomaterials. Other athletics applications of nanomaterials include sports stadium materials, artificial turf, running track surfaces, clothing, and gymnasium equipment (Chunyan, 2011). While nanomaterials are proving promising from design, implementation, and development perspectives, there are also significant safety issues that need to be taken into consideration by engineers, manufacturers, and industry regulators.
The root word "nano" comes from the Greek meaning dwarf because the particles are extremely small and require special technologies for visualization as well as…… [Read More]
Battle of the Atlantic
The changing nature of America's involvement in orld ar II is an interesting strategic story because the American people were weary of war and during the time Hitler was taking over one European nation after another. After the attack on Pearl Harbor of course Americans were fully ready to go to war with Japan. But the situation in Europe was not as well defined as far as American involvement. And the Battle of the Atlantic was, in reality, a "…battle to deliver supplies" and in fact "…the future prosecution of the war" depended on the success of this battle (www.ibibilo.org). This paper reviews the strategies employed by the U.S. And Great Britain, the technologies used, and other aspects of the Battle of the Atlantic.
hy was the Battle of the Atlantic important?
The importance of winning this battle -- which the allies won, with an enormous…… [Read More]
Product life cycle is an approach that companies use when analyzing the evolution of their products. This is intended to determine the investments that must be made regarding these products, but also the incomes they are likely to determine. The concept of product life cycle also applies in the case of egal Marine products. In this case, most of the company's products usually have a life cycle of three to five years. This can be considered a short life style in comparison with other products that benefit from life cycles of decades.
In this situation, products with short life cycles require increased levels of investments. This is because the company must focus on introducing new products on the market in order to be competitive (Wu et al., 2005). However, these products are also able to determine increased levels of incomes that can be used in investing in the…… [Read More]
With this type of diect input, customization to fit exact consume needs becomes one of the clea pillas of the stategy. This is also eflected in the divese list of ships that the company has poduced in the last peiod of time, anging fom the small, 3-passenges Rush to the luxuy Commodoe -- all in ode to addess a wide ange of potential clients, with divesification and customization woking togethe as the main elements of the company's stategy.
This is suppoted by the continuous development of new poducts, also in line with the fact that the life cycle of the poduct is between 3 and 5 yeas, which equies the constant development of new poducts, both to keep in line with the consumes' pefeences and to ensue that the company emains inteesting on the maket with the poducts it offes, in compaison to its competitos. At the same time, all…… [Read More]
knew the color of the sky," is the opening line of Stephen Crane's short story "The Open Boat." Jack London's short story "To Build a Fire" also opens with a reference to the impenetrability of the "exceedingly cold and gray" skies. Nature is an integral part of the setting of any work of literature, and sometimes features prominently enough to become like a character with features that directly challenge the protagonist. Both "Open Boat" by Stephen Crane and "To Build a Fire" by Jack London are short stories that feature nature prominently enough to fuse the elements of setting and characterization as the protagonists struggle for their own survival. Nature in these short stories is depicted as being a dichotomous force. It is a neutral element, in that nature has no egotistical motives like those of human beings. Yet nature is a formidable force that can seem cruel because it…… [Read More]
6. When would you suggest using negative match for keywords? Please give a specific example of a keyword and a related negative match.
The intent of using negative keywords is to trim back the number of items returned in a search, making the results delivered more relevant. The example shown below illustrates how a search of the New York Yankees could be made more relevant by removing the local New York football teams.
Negative keywords: New York Giants, New York Jets
7. Using the information provided in the attached Excel spreadsheet, please answer the following questions:
a. What is the clickthrough rate (CTR) for the keyword, Rock Band 2? Please illustrate the formula used to derive your answer.
CTR = (Clicks/Impressions) x 100
.15 = (16,797/110547) x 100
b. What is the CTR for the overall campaign?
.046 = (575,082/12,282,679) x 100
c. What is the CPC for the keyword,…… [Read More]
leadership styles and power bases of CO, XO, Chief of the Boat (COB)? (Consider the full range of possible styles.) Cite specific behaviors and statements, with specific reference to the leadership literature.
The CO's leadership style is very much ad hoc -- in terms of his contempt for what he sees as overly theoretical book knowledge, it is also firmly based on his own long experience. To some degree it recalls the fascinating research done by Malcolm Gladwell in his book Blink: Gladwell researches the possibility that snap decisions in many circumstances are more likely to be correct than laboriously researched and deliberated ones. Gladwell estimates that ten thousand hours of intense activity are required to gain real competency or fluency in an activity, and it is clear from the captain's age and the length of his command that he has seen many years of service and can now afford…… [Read More]
Ketch asserts that it is through this natural process that students comprehend and become critical thinkers. Likewise, Pinnell seems to share similar beliefs about natural processes and educators allowing children to explore these processes. The author asserts that
"Concentration on skills draws attention away from the normal and self-reinforcing uses of language, and instruction often unnecessarily makes a natural everyday activity seem foreign and stilted. Language studies suggest that efforts should be redirected to take advantage of nature's most powerful incentive for developing facility with language -- the child's intention to communicate meaning to other people, the use of language for a variety of purposes (Pinnell."
Both of these assertions support the importance of oral language. Ketch encourages this by explaining the importance on conversation is developing critical thinking skills. Likewise Pinnell enforces this by explaining the importance of language use among children.
The purpose of this discussion was…… [Read More]
History Of Softball
Softball has its origins in the game of baseball, the bat-and-ball sport which was first played in America with a codified set of rules in Hoboken, New Jersey on 19 June 1846. The game of softball appeared in the U.S. just over thirty years later in 1887. While the two sports are similar in many ways, they also contrast in a number of ways -- as does their history. This paper will examine the history of softball and show how and why it developed out of the game of baseball.
With the first known game of softball being played on Thanksgiving Day in Chicago between Yale and Harvard football fans. The game began quite by accident and quite spontaneously when, after the results of the football game between the two rivals were announced and winning parties were awarded their money, a graduate from Yale hurled a boxing…… [Read More]
The scene is full of hope and joy, and the use of light helps to illuminate this mood.
Once Laura crosses the road, the scene is described quite differently. At first it is "smoky and dark," however Laura does manage to see in some of the cottages flickers of light in the shadows. These flickers of light represent flickers of hope, but they are far less luminous than those which were presented during the garden party.
"The Indian Camp" also makes use of light and dark imagery as a means of signifying elements of the initiation process. Nick and his father start off their journey in the dark of night, which signifies the lack of knowledge that surrounds Nick, and his blindness to the events that are about to take place in the shanty in the Indian camp. Like Laura's experience in the village, Nick too is able to see…… [Read More]
"Tiempos Amargos" (Bitter Times), with its ironic lamentation on the passage of time, criticizes life under the exploitive Mexican president Porfirio Diaz:
These are no longer the times of Porfirio (D'az), when they cried for the master when they'd meet him, they'd shake his hand, and button his pants.
If one day the steward became angry with a worker it was because there was another one closer to the snaps of his pants.
If someone had pretty daughters he'd get a job as a night watchman, or else he'd land a good job, at least as a payroll clerk.
If someone had a pretty wife they didn't let him rest, they'd get them up very early to work just like the oxen.
El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez" tells the tale of a Mexican outlaw who refuses to give up, even when he is cornered at the very end:
And in…… [Read More]
Yachts Australia is a small size company owned and operated by a family, and offering charter yacht services in the heart of the Great Barrier eef; this is an easily navigable area, implying a reduced need for specialized skills.
Yachts Australia is currently being run by Alice and Paul, and it has been passed on by Paul's parents, who retired. After taking over the business, the young couple expanded its operations to complete more trips, to deliver more services -- such as catering while on the boat trip -- and they also increased the size of the YA fleet. Today, this is formed from 6 sailing yachts, 4 catamarans and 6 skippered touring boats.
In order to capitalize on the success the company was registering, Alice and Paul engaged in franchise operations, through which similar products are offered by partners along the coast. While the business model implemented generates positive…… [Read More]
Amazon's cash cycle so much shorter than that of competitor Barnes & Noble? How does this comparison affect financial management decisions of other retailers?
There are several reasons which explain why the Amazon Company has a shorter cash cycle than its competitor Barnes & Noble. First and foremost, Amazon is a much bigger company than Barnes & Noble both in terms of income and in the number of products that it sells. hile Barnes & Noble sells some things besides book and ebooks, this is their primary product. Amazon sells everything including books, although this is a very small portion of their income. Another reason for this is that Amazon is doing better financially than Barnes & Noble. The ebook trend has bitten into Barnes & Noble's income, which they tried to combat by creating their own ereader, the Nook but this was far less successful than the Amazon ereader,…… [Read More]
Spare Time Equipment
pare Time Equipment' is a newly started business located on the edge of Minneapolis in Minnesota, offers small pleasure boats, snowmobiles, jet-skies, line of trailer and pickup truck campers manufactured by different companies. Mark Zimmerman, the owner of the business has been trying for two years to bring his sales level up in order to make the business profitable. His recent strategy in this regard is to include 'mountain bikes' in the line of products he offers in this area.
In order to reach the right decision regarding the new strategy of increased products line, Mark needs to have a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Threats, and Opportunities) analysis of the business. SWOT Analysis is an important business planning tool used to determine the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of a business firm (Pahl & Richter, 2009). With the help of SWOT analysis, information regarding…… [Read More]
American companies refuse to do business in countries
• a. That do not practice democracy?
• b. That routinely practice discrimination?
• c. That tolerate or even encourage the abuse of children? Explain.
Ultimately, a company can do whatever it wishes and to many companies, profit exceeds all else.
However, the United Nations' Global Compact does ask companies to incorporate
Principles concerning human rights,
labor rights, environment protection, and anti-corruption and this includes even indirectly seeming to support countries that violate basic human rights.
Conducting business with a country that does any of the above is not only indirectly helping that country economically grow but also seems to be sending a message of support that country.
The Universal Declaration of Human ights (UDH) calls on 'every individual and every organ of society' to strive to promote and respect the rights and freedoms it contains and to secure their effective recognition…… [Read More]
tale as old as that of Leif Eriksson's visit to Vinland should come to us in a number of different forms, for stories evolve over time even as does everything else. The fact that this particular story - or rather the various versions of this particular story - were preserved in oral memory. There was long an assumption amongst scholars that oral traditions tended to be conservative, with each generation slavishly memorizing and handing down the exact form of stories and other elements of expressive culture that it had received from the generation above it. But anyone who has ever lived in an oral subculture - such as a club or company in which written notes were not kept about how key decisions were made and what those decisions were - knows from personal experience that an oral culture allows for a great deal of emendation, editing and elaboration by…… [Read More]
The Aleutian Islands run from the Peninsula of Kamchatka in the Asiatic portion of Russia to Alaska. All the islands are bare and mountainous and the coasts rocky and surrounded by crashing waves and enormous breakers. (Larkin, unpaged) Some believe the Aleutians offer the worst weather in the world: eather fronts originating in the South Pacific create storms hundreds of miles long and many weeks in duration (Sipes, unpaged) that pick up the frigid moisture of the waters and air as they move northward. It would seem that anyone desirous of living there would need some overwhelming reasons to do so. The Russians and Scandinavians who first 'discovered' the area for non-natives, and later the Americans, did have good reasons to be there. As for the Aleuts and Alutiiq, an abundance of fish and sea mammals might have been the attraction if, as some theories surmise, they arrived…… [Read More]
" hen and if the U.S. cuts back on the use of fossil fuels to reduce global warming, other nations may well follow our example.
To wit, when we allow the United Nations to conduct searches for potential weapons of mass destruction in our own country, or in countries we have disputes with, other nations may follow and allow inspectors into their country as well. It is idealistic to believe that other nations will do the right thing if only we do the right thing first, but there's no rule that says foreign policy can't have idealism. America was founded on the principals of idealism -- "In order to form a more perfect union" -- and on the other hand America was founded on realism too. If we don't cut the cord with England, we will forever be beholding to tyrants.
right understands that the U.S. can never say we…… [Read More]
Battle of the Atlantic was one of the most significant and important battles that was fought during WWII. In order to understand the value of the battle and how it was won, it will be necessary to take a close and careful look at the strategic, operational, and organizational factors behind the Allied victory. The victory for the United States and Great Britain was significant, and a turning point in the war that should not be forgotten - but that is often misunderstood and overlooked. The Battle of the Atlantic was an attempt by the Germans to cut the sea lines of communications between the United States and Britain, mostly be using U-boats. If the Germans had been successful, Britain would have been isolated and the U.S. would not have been able to bring such an enormous amount of manpower to Europe. The Battle of the Atlantic was designed to…… [Read More]
River Runs Through Her: River Imagery and Symbolism in Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl"
Water symbolism, and especially that of the river, is integral to Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Rivers, with their winding waters, are not just part of the geographic landscape or the natural world. For Jacobs, rivers and all bodies of water have both practical and symbolic functions. The river forms a physical barrier between places; it divides states and physical locations. Rivers divide cites like Philadelphia and they provide natural borders between cities and states. Rivers also help delineate the North and the South, which in Jacobs' time was eminently significant. Therefore, the river is a metaphorical barrier between slavery and freedom. The oppressive plantations of the south are separated from the Free States in the north by these flowing bodies of water. In Harriet Jacobs'…… [Read More]
Australian Federal Politics
One of the most disillusioning things that can happen to a citizen of a democracy is to discover that one's own government - the legal and political extension of oneself - has lied to one. This is far more damaging both to an individual's belief in his or her government and in the end to that government itself than is a citizen's disagreement with that government. This does not, of course, only happen in Australia. Many Americans (to look across the Pacific) believed that their government should not go to war with Iraq, but even as they disagreed with their government's actions approval for American President Bush remained high. However, after it was discovered that the Bush administration lied to the American people about its claims for the necessity of going to war and going to war quickly, more and more Americans have begun to have an…… [Read More]
jetties, places meanings associations. As a photographic project aim visually explore jetties context, create images reflect personal involvement jetties. Seen point view clear photographs autoethnographic.
While most people think of jetties as having a purely functional purpose, it is especially intriguing to consider them in a context of a person's view on life in general. The fact that a jetty interacts with a body of water that can be considered to be 'alive' also makes it possible for the structure itself to take on a personality -- it constantly comes into contact with water and provides viewers with a really impressive show if analyzed thoroughly. To a certain degree it appears that a jetty is man's tendency to get involved in the natural world while having a limited impact on the environment.
In comparison to a large port, a jetty has minimal impact on the body of water where it…… [Read More]
The morning meal will be included in this fare, with $100 being spent on the necessary six other meals of the three day stay. $175, 3,542.89 MXN, is allocated to transportation, sightseeing fares, souvenirs (compulsory sombrero) and the exploration of the night life; $100 is saved (all the money saved in one location is used to pay the counter value of the larger expenses, such as a cruise to Africa).
(*) Three days in Brazil -- a budget of $525 (925.755 Brazil reais, at an exchange rate of 1 USD = 1.76 BL); $300, or 529.01 BL will be spent on boarding within a three start hotel; $50 will be saved and $125 will be spent on bus transportation, sightseeing fares and food.
(*) Estimated cost of the trip from Brazil to Nigeria - $400
(*) Three days in Nigeria -- $180 per hotel room (26,865 Nigerian naira, at an…… [Read More]
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,…… [Read More]
other intangible assets such as patents and management strength. Finally, those future earnings are discounted to arrive at a net present value. Interbrand discounts against current interest rates and also against the brand's overall risk profile to factor in brand strength. Considerations include market leadership, stability, and global reach -- or the ability to cross both geographic and cultural borders. The final result values the brand as a financial asset. BusinessWeek and Interbrand believe this figure comes closest to representing a brand's true economic worth. (Business Week, Aug, 2007 (http://www.businessweek.com/pdfs/2007/0732_globalbrands.pdf)
Among the top 100 brands the U.S. has the largest representation with a full 52 brands on the list. This is comparable to no other nation. The U.S. also boast the highest rankings in high tech brands, producing electronic support systems, like software and PCs and/or support functions for them, as well as food and beverage provider brands, while Japan…… [Read More]
In that regard, recreational interests often serve a dual purpose by allowing us to release energy in a context that also provides the opportunity to engage in self-reflection that is very similar to mediation. In my particular case, working on my cars and boat serves a stress-reducing role: the activity is physical enough to release energy in the same manner as moderate exercise, and the solitary focus of the activity is conducive to self-reflection that allows me to think about ways of addressing the external sources of stress in my life and helps clear my mind by identifying the avoidable internal causes.
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Posen, D.B. (1995) Stress Management for Patient and Physician; the Canadian Journal of Continuing Medical Education. etrieved May 8, 2008, at http://www.mentalhealth.com/mag1/p51-str.html#Head_1… [Read More]
Kabul is a cosmopolitan center and demonstrates a willingness to modernize but outside Kabul old traditions remain strong and there is little interest in these rural areas for any change.
III. Social Factors
The rural nature of Afghan society cannot be over-emphasized. The population of the country is estimated at 24 million but it is highly fragmented into a variety of ethnic groups that are further broken down into tribal groups. This tribal fragmentation has been encouraged by the countries bordering Afghanistan that have, in order to promote their own political agendas, disturbed any efforts by the Afghan central government from uniting these tribes. hat has developed is a system of ethnically-based rivalries supported by localized Islamic religious sects.
Tribal traditions inside Afghanistan tend to be more powerful than either Islamic theology or political philosophy and these traditions can be harsh toward women (Rohde). Gender roles under tribal traditions are…… [Read More]
I knew the Congress as well as I know Lady ird, and I knew that the day it exploded into a major debate on the war, that day would be the beginning of the end of the Great Society.'" in the end, these secrets when revealed, changed forever the way Americans viewed the Presidency, and politicians in general.
Johnson's style of compromise and bargining came to haunt him in dealing with the people and Congress over Vietnam. As Majority Leader in the Senate, he had supported President Eisenhower's foreign policy, partly to move forward his own agenda. What he never understood was that as President, he could not count on the same spirit of bi-partisanship from his Congress. In the end, his actions led to legislation that placed limits on the power of the Presidency.
American politics would never be the same after 1968. For the first time the American…… [Read More]
Sailing Alone Around the Room: An exiting adventure and exploration of the 'ordinary' poetic genius of Billy Collins
The title of Billy Collins' volume of poetry Sailing Alone Around the Room is perhaps even more important and significant to consider than the titles of the other volumes of the poet's work. The title of Collins' volume Sailing Alone Around the Room is the title the author chose for a compilation of some of his previous works, such as Picnic, Lightening. Because it is a compilation of a variety of his works over time, the title Sailing Alone Around the Room clearly 'means something' more in the poet's eyes than a title that is reflective only of a fixed and limited collection of poetry, confined to a more narrow period of the poet's creative life. The phrase Sailing Alone Around the Room speaks to Collins' vision of his overarching work as…… [Read More]
'No such passengers aboard, sir,' he reported (243, Chapter 7, last page).
Who is admitted to a ship has a strict hierarchy -- and the captain's word is law in terms of who is allowed on board, as is seen in the above quotation.
My moneyman wants to send his son to sea -- you have a vacancy for a youngster; it is as simple as that (266, Chapter 8, p. 23).
A vacancy for a youngster means an apprenticeship -- the moneyman or creditor is necessary for the ship's ability to sail, and thus the captain is willing to accept the young son, and take the 'burden' of the child off of the moneyman's hand suppose I am rather on the hideous side (268, Chapter 8, p.25).
The hideous side physically as a human being, yet also the hideous side of the ship, where the conflict is located and…… [Read More]
Molnar feels that the president of the United States is using his son's life, and the lives of many other soldiers, as a tool to further his own political career. He feels that the United States had a shoddy foreign policy for more than a decade and, just as the pressure cooker began to explode, began to try to remedy the situation with a bandage. Molnar contends that the United States is not behaving in the best interest of the people, but is only acting to secure cheap oil and continue using 25 to 30% of this natural resource. The alternative view is that the president had the welfare of the people in mind when he sent soldiers off to the Persian Gulf, and that it was necessary to send troops to the Gulf in order to avoid the possibility of an oil shortage in the United States. In his…… [Read More]
Foreign markets - at some point, the national and the Canadian market will be saturated or close to saturation. This means that the company should think about expanding its activity abroad, and to especially approach the European market.
Current economic situation - given the circumstances created by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it is expected that some of the prospective customers looking to buy a boat might postpone their decision until more favorable economic conditions.
Competitive parity method
One of the most important boat manufacturers in the United States and also an important competitor for Craft Marine Corporation is Genmar Holdings, Inc. Genmar's sales are estimated at $1.2 billion. It is estimated that Genmar spends approximately 0.9% of sales on advertising. Given these figures, Craft Marine Corporation's advertising budget should be:
2001 sales - $120.5 million
Estimated growth - 15%
2002 expected sales - $138.5 million
Competitors…… [Read More]
(Chu 58 -- 67) it is also important to note that the film has an emotional / cultural tie, to the director Ann Hui. As a child, she immigrated to Hong Kong. Where, she learned English, as a second language and went through some of the common struggles of immigrants. ("Ann Hui")
Clearly, the film the oat People would highlight a shift that is occurring in the cinema of Hong Kong throughout the 1980's. Where, a variety of different new genres would emerge. This is because audiences felt, that many marital arts films lacked substance. At which point, a shift would occur in the motion picture industry, as a variety of new genres would quickly emerge. The oat People would underscore this shift, by telling a unique story of Vietnamese peasants trying to escape the brutality of the communists (three years after the collapse of South Vietnam). Where, they are…… [Read More]
He stated that, "I mean printed works produced ostensibly to give children spontaneous pleasure and not primarily to teach them, nor solely to make them good, nor to keep them profitably quiet." (Darton 1932/1982:1) So here the quest is for the capture and promotion of children's imagination through stories and fables that please as well as enlighten. There is always the fallout that once a child learns to love to read he or she will read many more things with greater enthusiasm than before.
The children's literature genres developed in Mesopotamia and in Egypt over a roughly 1,500-year period - proverbs, fables, animal stories, debates, myths, instructions (wisdom literature), adventure and magic tales, school stories, hymns and poems - pass down to the Hebrews and the Greeks. The Old Testament owes much to both Mesopotamian and Egyptian literature (Adams 2004:230)
One can see that, as stated previously, children's literature is…… [Read More]
With such result, estimates for the 2,400 F-111 (including their exports) were significantly reduced, but nevertheless, General Dynamics still managed to obtain a $300 million profit with this project.
Grumman started also to build the F-14 Tomcat, using many of the F-111 innovations, but build solely for its purpose of serving as a carrier-borne fighter.
General Dynamics eorganization - it was in May 1965 that the company reorganized its activities into 12 operational divisions, having as a base their production lines. The board took the decision to have all future planes built in Fort Worth and thus ended the plane production in San Diego, which had been Convair's original plant. At the San Diego location the production of space and missile development continued.
The second CEO in this period, David S. Lewis required the headquarters of the company to be moved to St. Louis, event that took place finally in…… [Read More]
Those points are inherent in the approach the company takes to integrating Computer-Aided Design (CAD) data into the broader series of systems and strategies used for constructing boats. The company is also open to taking design, boat interiors and hull style considerations from customers, consultants and dealers. This approach to capturing requirements is often called Voice of the Customer (VoC) research and is typically included as part of the Six Sigma program at manufacturers (osenbaum, Postula, 1991).
What kind of benefits are egal achieving by using CAD technology rather than traditional drafting techniques?
Using CAD technology can significantly reduce the time to transform a drawing into a prototype, drastically reducing the number of errors and also increasing the accuracy of bill-of-materials used for building the finished product (Vinodh, Kuttalingam, 2011). CAD systems can also streamline the new product introduction process, providing graphical 3D images of the boat even before it…… [Read More]
Mary Cassatt and Impressionism
Mary Cassatt was an Impressionist and post-Impressionist painter covering individuals -- especially women and children -- at a time when their role in society at large was becoming more prominent and self-assured. Like herself on the world stage, Cassatt's female subjects demanded attention and investigation, and by looking at one of her works, The Boating Party, in more detail along with some critical information regarding Cassatt and Impressionism in general, it will be possible to see how her choice of subject and style reveal the changes occurring in French society at the end of the nineteenth century, especially as they relate to the representation and centrality of women.
Before considering The Boating Party in more detail, it is useful to begin with a brief examination of Mary Cassatt's earlier life and works as a means of placing this study in a historical and scholarly context and…… [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]
Tragedy at Finger Lakes
It was a gorgeous day for anybody, but especially for visitors from out of state to take a scenic boat trip on an exceptionally beautiful lake. There is no nicer time of year to see this area than in the autumn when the trees are ablaze with color against a blue, blue sky. The passengers on the boat were mostly elderly people from the Detroit area, retired autoworkers and their spouses, eager for a glimpse of rural beauty. Who would guess the day would end in tragedy with the boat capsized and 20 of them dead on the bottom of the lake? The captain was a well-known, respected member of the community -- a retired State police trooper who loved his second career. No one trustworthier could be found, according to local authorities who have known him for years. How could such a terrible thing happen?…… [Read More]
Based on these findings, researchers believe that lower elevation with drier environments is being heavily impacted by temperature changes. This not only threatens the ecology of these lower elevation sites, but it also could contribute more to the rapid changes in greenhouse gases. Without forests to be able to repopulate themselves, there will be fewer trees to produce oxygen through consuming carbon dioxide. This may increase the levels of greenhouse gases, making climate change even more dangerous to local environments.
Science Daily. (2013). Climate change threatens forest survival on drier, low-elevation land. Science News. Web. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130628103145.htm
Article 6: "The Quantum Secret to Alcohol eactions in Space"
The nature of space is so different from out environment here on earth. Chemical processes are often much different than how they would react on the planet. As such, the article "The Quantum Secret to Alcohol eactions in Space," published on Science Daily…… [Read More]