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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,….

San Dollar Boat Charters
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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 websites have….

Open Boat
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 the situation….

Naturalism
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 of very….

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 whether….

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 allow proper time for curing... [and]...spending too much time….

Open Boat and to Build
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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….

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….

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 because….

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 leaves….

Jesus and the Fishing Boat
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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 Capernaum, which….

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….

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.
Oklahoma

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 be entertained….

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….

Leadership
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 success….

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Article Critique

Terrorism

Boat Legislative Critique of the

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Length: 10 Pages
Type: Article Critique

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…

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Case Study

Business

San Dollar Boat Charters

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Length: 6 Pages
Type: Case Study

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),…

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Essay

Literature

Open Boat Stephen Crane's Short Story The

Words: 1283
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

Open Boat 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…

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Literature

Naturalism the Open Boat by Stephen Crane

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Length: 5 Pages
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Naturalism 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…

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Term Paper

Military

How to Figure the Safety of a Boat

Words: 577
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Term Paper

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…

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Term Paper

Accounting

Accounting Costs - Sunair Boat Case the

Words: 752
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

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…

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Essay

Literature

Open Boat and to Build

Words: 1047
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

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…

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Essay

Literature

Stephen Cranes The Open Boat

Words: 1251
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

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…

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Term Paper

Transportation - Boat

Stephen Crane's Story the Open Boat Is

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Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

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…

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Essay

Business

Rocking the Boat an Agent Is a

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Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

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…

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Term Paper

Mythology - Religion

Jesus and the Fishing Boat

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Length: 7 Pages
Type: Term Paper

" 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…

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Thesis

Literature

Open Boat Navigating The Open

Words: 1293
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Thesis

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…

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Term Paper

Plays

Musicals Show Boat the Musical

Words: 627
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Term Paper

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…

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Essay

Literature

Stephen Crane's the Open Boat

Words: 1284
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

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…

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Essay

Leadership

Leadership in Get Everyone in Your Boat

Words: 653
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Leadership 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…

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