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Most small businesses fail, and the fact that the company is having financial difficulties, despite high demand, suggests that it would be wise for the McGees to protect their personal assets. he food business can be very 'faddish.' Success early on in a business venture related to food does not necessarily bode well for success in the future. Additionally, the McGee's cash flow problems are epidemic amongst sole proprietorships. Credit markets are particularly tight right now, and sole proprietorships have the greatest difficulty of all of the different business structures in raising funds.
he main advantage of maintaining a sole proprietorship is how easy it is to set up compared with an LLC. Filing taxes is also easier, as to file as a sole proprietor the McGees need only file an individual income tax return and itemize their company' losses and profits. Yet while "the looser structure of a proprietorship…
The primary advantage to shifting to an LLC is one of liability: as a sole proprietorship, if the business fails, both Doc and Lyn are liable for all of McGee Cakes' debts. Most small businesses fail, and the fact that the company is having financial difficulties, despite high demand, suggests that it would be wise for the McGees to protect their personal assets. The food business can be very 'faddish.' Success early on in a business venture related to food does not necessarily bode well for success in the future. Additionally, the McGee's cash flow problems are epidemic amongst sole proprietorships. Credit markets are particularly tight right now, and sole proprietorships have the greatest difficulty of all of the different business structures in raising funds.
The main advantage of maintaining a sole proprietorship is how easy it is to set up compared with an LLC. Filing taxes is also easier, as to file as a sole proprietor the McGees need only file an individual income tax return and itemize their company' losses and profits. Yet while "the looser structure of a proprietorship won't require financial statements and maintaining company minutes as a corporation," the McGee's lack of financial know-how might make it overly tempting for them not to use proper accounting controls (Zahorsky, 2009, Sole proprietorship). Given their financial risk, getting a lawyer to negotiate the terms to set up an LLC would likely be worth the money and time. "To establish an LLC you must also incorporate" which requires filing Articles of Incorporation and the assistance of an attorney to write the LLC's founding documents. But LLCs "have the choice of paying taxes as a partnership, corporation, or sole proprietorship. For individuals who do not meet the criteria for an IRS S-corporation, this may reduce their tax burden" (Zahorsky, 2009, Types).
2. What are the advantages and
Cake by Cupcake Brown
A Note on 'A Piece of Cake'
A Piece of Cake is memoir by an author of colour, a Mrs. Cupcake Brown. It is one of the best drug memoirs ever written, particularly about the struggles faced by substance abusers of colour. Mrs. Brown was forced into foster care after the death of her mother. After going through drug addiction, joining gangs and experiencing abuse, Mrs. Brown managed to turn her life around and becomes a successful lawyer and bestselling writer (Cheney, 2013). Even though one may not have been sexually abused, been a gang member or a drug abuser, after reading the memoir, he or she will have the feeling that they ought to be grateful. A Piece of Cake teaches readers to be grateful about their relationships, their marriages, their trails and blessings and everything else. Though the message is a bit cliche, it…
Cheney, A. (2013, September 17). Style or Substance? One Teen Makes the Point. Retrieved from School library Journal: http://www.slj.com/2013/09/teens-ya/style-or-substance-one-teen-makes-the-point-ya-underground/
Laudet, A., Savage, R., & Mahmood, D. (2002). Pathways to Long-Term Recovery: A Preliminary Investigation. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 305-311.
Policin, D., Korcha, R., Bond, J., & Galloway, G. (2010). What Did We Learn from Our Study on Sober Living Houses and Where Do We Go from Here? Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 425-433.
Tolani. (2014, March 24). March Book Review - A Piece of Cake. Retrieved from Tolani Writes: https://tolaniwrites.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/march-book-review-a-piece-of-cake-by-cupcake-brown/
The author of this report has been asked to speak to the genuine and real causes of the French Revolution. Indeed, that part of world history is one of the most intriguing and exciting parts of world history to study. It is also one of the more debated and questioned. It does not help that the period in question happened more than two centuries ago and stretched on for roughly a decade. Even so, this report shall explore the root causes and history behind this pivotal moment in European and world history. While some may not speak highly or deeply of the French Revolution, what happened within the Revolution itself and what it started around the rest of the world is beyond question.
A lot of what the author of this report has learned lately about the French Revolution was captured in the lecture notes. Part and…
For comparison purposes, it also integrates the industry averages. This tripe presentation of the ratios allows for the comparison of the company's evaluation relative to itself, as well as its current comparison relative to the other players in the restaurants' industry.
Table 4: Financial ratios
Price to earnings ratio
Debt to equity ratio
Gross profit margin
Net profit margin
eturn on equity
eturn on assets
eturn on invested capital
* The return on equity cannot be collected as the company has not made public the total shareholder equity for 2010, with the last data in the annual report only revealing the equity for 2009.
* Data collected from euters and Forbes
Interpretation of the financial ratios:
The price to earnings…
Reimer, M., 2011, Cheesecake Factory expands to Middle East, The Street, http://www.thestreet.com/story/10984395/1/cheesecake-factory-expands-to-middle-east.html last accessed on July 27, 2011
2010, The budget and economic outlook: fiscal years 2010 to 2020, Congressional Budget Office, http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/108xx/doc10871/01-26-Outlook.pdf last accessed on July 27, 2011
The Cheesecake Factory 2010 Annual Report, The Cheesecake Factory Website, http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External.File?item=UGFyZW50SUQ9ODg4NjB8Q2hpbGRJRD0tMXxUeXBlPTM=&t=1 last accessed on July 27, 2011
2011, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated, Hoovers, http://www.hoovers.com/company/The_Cheesecake_Factory_Incorporated/rhxyhi-1.html last accessed on July 27, 2011
" (Caplan, 1997) the primary item is stated to have been that of flowers and foliage and the color used would be "introduced sparingly through flowers." (Caplan, 1997) Flowers were natural and artificial and "appeared in sugar paste on the sides of the cake, and in a vase on top, often with foliage trailing down around the body of the cake and emphasizing the elevated overall effect." (Caplan, 1997) by the 1880's "the cult of whiteness had set in." (Caplan, 1997) All traces of color were eliminated from the cakes including the decorations and the foliage.
Charlsey, Simon (nd) Wedding Cakes and Cultural History. Taylor and Francis. Google ooks Online available at http://books.google.com/books?id=cDLkutg_8y4C&printsec=frontcover&dq=wedding+cake+history&lr=&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0#PPR1,M1
LaFleur, Jennifer (2008) Musician-handyman-baker Duff Goldman Doesn't Do Mundane Cakes. Life/Travel Food. Online available at http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/fea/taste/stories/DN-nf_aceofcakes_0109liv.ART.State.Edition1.378b788.html
Caplan, Patricia (1997) Food, Health, and Identity. Routledge 1997. Online Google ooks Available at http://books.google.com/books?id=QNo4iK0QRAC&dq=wedding+cake+history&lr=&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0
Colette Peters (nd) Colette's Cakes…
Charlsey, Simon (nd) Wedding Cakes and Cultural History. Taylor and Francis. Google Books Online available at http://books.google.com/books?id=cDLkutg_8y4C&printsec=frontcover&dq=wedding+cake+history&lr=&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0#PPR1,M1
LaFleur, Jennifer (2008) Musician-handyman-baker Duff Goldman Doesn't Do Mundane Cakes. Life/Travel Food. Online available at http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/fea/taste/stories/DN-nf_aceofcakes_0109liv.ART.State.Edition1.378b788.html
Caplan, Patricia (1997) Food, Health, and Identity. Routledge 1997. Online Google Books Available at http://books.google.com/books?id=BQNo4iK0QRAC&dq=wedding+cake+history&lr=&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0
Colette Peters (nd) Colette's Cakes Website. Online available at http://www.colettescakes.com/about_cc.html
Sally Mann's portfolio abounds of photographs of little girls, including here photographs such as the New Mothers and Sorry Game. All these, as the Easter Dress, are in black and white. In my opinion, the choice for black and white is an attempt by this modern artist to move the viewer's attention away from coloration and into the game of shapes and forms. If we compare this photograph with Dine's painting, the latter puts all emphasis on color (red in that particular case), while Mann insists exactly on everything that is not color: shapes, forms, movements.
The photograph depicts a little girl in a white dress playing/dancing in the foreground, while other characters, most likely members of her family (probably her grandparents, among others) are also present in the framework. As a modern art, photography has a characteristic that many other visual arts, including painting, do not: the ability of…
1. Gilmore, Richard. Philosophical Beauty: The Sublime in the Beautiful in Kant's Third Critique and Aristotle's Poetics. World Congress of Philosophy, in Boston, Massachusetts from August 10-15, 1998. On the Internet at http://www.bu.edu/wcp/Papers/Aest/AestGilm.htm.Last retrieved on October 9, 2006
2. Cronk, R. The Rise and Fall of (Post-)Modern. 1996. On the Internet at http://www.westland.net/venice/art/cronk/riseandfall.htm.Last retrieved on October 9, 2006
3. On the Internet at http://www.tandempress.wisc.edu/tandem/gallery/komarin/gk610.htm.Last retrieved on October 9, 2006
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men Janie's life influence: Logan Jody Tea Cake. 5-8 specific details quoted
Their Eyes Were Watching God
African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston has made a strong presence within the inter-war period and her most impressive book was Their eyes were watching God, the life story of Janie Crawford. Janie's life was dramatically marked by three men -- all of which were her husbands, at one point in her life.
Janie's first husband is Logan Killicks. Logan is an older man who became interested in Janie as a companion to running his farm. He was in fact looking for a wife to help around the house and help him keep the farm. The marriage had been arranged by Janie's grandmother, Nanny, who had been raped and had seen the same tragedy happen to her daughter. Janie was the result of two generations of rapes and Nanny was trying to ensure that…
Awkward, M., 1990, New essays on Their eyes were watching God, Cambridge University Press
Hurston, Z.N., 1937, Their eyes were watching God, University of Illinois Press
Never the twain shall meet would be an appropriate descriptive. The prime example of this form of federalism is the U.S. government during the late 1700s through the early 1900s. With "dual" federalism, both separate and shared powers are present.
Marble-cake (or co-operative) federalism is "one big happy family" federalism. Co-operation between state and federal government is its signature. The two levels of government are actually one big government, interwoven and pursuing the same goals together. Crime reduction, better education for our children, and global warming are issues that both state and federal levels would be working on together with the same sense of accomplishment. Co-operative federalism became prominent in government between roughly 1930-1960.
s a matter of fact, under the original dual federalism during the early years of our country, each state that came into the Union was offered a "partnership" with the federal government. Every state knew what…
As a matter of fact, under the original dual federalism during the early years of our country, each state that came into the Union was offered a "partnership" with the federal government. Every state knew what they were getting into. The federal government could declare war, coin money, control immigration, sign treaties, appoint ambassadors, interpret laws, and control interstate commerce. These powers were granted to the federal government by the Constitution, Articles I-IV, and Article VI. Powers granted to the states consisted of passing laws within their territories, controlling health, police, education, marriage, voting requirements, and even trash collection. These were granted by Article IV and the Tenth Amendment. Shared powers were to levy taxes, create courts, and to create laws for the general welfare. These joint powers were based in the Tenth Amendment.
After the Civil War, the federal government began to exercise its own rights separate from the states with its newly gained momentum and responsibilities gained from winning the war. The layered-cake form of dual federalism came forth with both federal government and states operating independently but the federal government trying to retain control. This increasingly layered-federalism held until 1930, when, with FDR and the New Deal, brought us out of the Depression through the use of numerous federal programs that he delivered to the states for employment. It was an era of cooperation. With WWII and the Korean War, that era of cooperation continued.
Today, in the U.S. we are closer to dual -- modified layered cake -- federalism. However, for now, it is a devolving fiscal federalism as well. That is, the federal and state powers are separate as spelled out above. However, more fiscal responsibility is being "devolved" or delegated back to the states which are closer to the economic problems they face. The federal government is giving billions of dollars back to the states to cover programs and budget deficits.
Defendants and Characteristics of Victims
The criminal justice system has a seemingly impossible task: balancing the rights of the accused with the rights of victims. Further complicating this delicate balance is the demand to recognize the potential impact of prejudice upon the decision-making of police, prosecutors, jurors, and even judges. Although defendants can be members of every class, race, or gender, defendants who are African-American have been historically discriminated against by the criminal justice system. The rising population of Latinos within America has also created challenges, given that Latinos often face linguistic difficulties and assumptions (founded or unfounded) that they are likely to be illegal immigrants.
Discrimination and prejudice is not only suffered by defendants, however. For many years, women who were involved in rape trials would be treated like criminals by defense attorneys, and interrogated about their sexual practices and demeanor. Victims who are older, white, male and more…
The last line of "The White Porch" indicates that the narrator deliberately and delightfully subverts tradition and norms by "smuggling" her lover into the bedroom under the cover of shadows.
Still, the narrator never notes discontent. She views her daily chores as "luxury," and "thoughtfully" shucks beans from their shells after her shower. Lingering on the white porch of the family home, the narrator is aware of being weighted down by family obligations but does not resent those traditions either. For example, she describes her hair as a "weight," but appreciates the hours of time she has before her lover steals in after dusk. The slow passage of time throughout the day parallels the pace of passionate sex and courtship too: in the second, most sensually-worded stanza the narrator describes "this slow arousal" with delightful imagery including an orange sponge cake rising in the oven, soon to be drenched in…
Competitor Product's Market
A short history of the organization and a description of their product
Hostess Brands, Inc. is a company set up in 1930 under the name Interstate Bakeries that later changed to Hostess Brands Inc. In November 2009. The company is located in the United States with its headquarters in Irving Texas. It has an operation centre in Kansas City, Missouri. The company works as a distributor and wholesale baker of snacks in the United States. It owns many brands such as Nature's Pride, Wonder Bread, Bakers Inn, Drake's and Dolly Madison. The company makes and sells cakes, loaves, snacks and rolls under different bakery brands (Smith, 2012).
These brands also make blue berry muffins, cheese Danishes, food cake donuts, honey buns and bear claws among others. Hostess gets revenue through selling of baked goods to mass marketers, supermarkets and stores in the U.S. The privately held bread…
Blythe, J., & Zimmerman, A.S. (2005). Business-to-business marketing management: A global perspective. London: Thomson Learning.
McEachern, W.A. (2012). Microeconomics: A contemporary introduction. Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning.
Smith, A.F. (2012). Fast food and junk food: An encyclopedia of what we love to eat. Santa Barbara, Calif: Greenwood.
Welch, P.J., & Welch, G.F. (2009). Economics: Theory and practice. Hoboken, N.J: Wiley.
Gender and Violence
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass and Their Eyes Were Watching God share much in common, though the works were written at different points in time. Douglass's autobiography first appeared in 1845, written to prove that a slave could develop, virtually unaided, into a moral and intellectual human being, and a speaker of power and eloquence. Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God appeared almost a century later in 1937 and is seen as a work that documents the legitimate experiences of black people, especially women. Yet, protagonists whose lives were shaped by violence, oppression, patriarchal control, and a quest for personal freedom characterize both works. One reason that could be attributed to the stark similarity in Douglass and Hurston's narratives is the historical context and effects of slavery and oppression of the black people. Thus, the blatant enslavement and brutality described by Douglass manifests itself in…
Douglass, F. (1995). Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. New York: Unknown
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Hurston, Z.N. (1978). Their Eyes Were Watching God. Illinois: University of Illinois Press.
As stated before, the competition in the coffee shops industry has increased drastically during the past recent years. In 2003, the industry had registered total sales of over $6 billion (Ferguson, 2004). The top five competitors of Sweettreats would be: Starbucks, Nestle, McDonald's, Dunkin and Gloria Jean's.
Gloria Jean's is among the leaders of the industry and they basically address their products to the young population. The corporation is based in Australia but present in numerous countries of the globe through franchise contracts (Official Website of Gloria Jean's, 2008).
Dunkin Donuts is a U.S. based company, namely headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts. In 2006, they registered annual revenue of over $4 billion. They address all types of consumers and sell a wide palette of coffee-based beverages and foods (Official Website of Dunkin Donuts, 2008).
Starbucks is the undisputed leader of the industry and in 2006 they registered annual revenues…
Dawidowska, K., April 1, 2002, Coffee Overload. Agree that coffee from gourmet coffee shops is too expensive - Almost 3 in 4 coffee shops patrons 72%, American Demographics
Dream, C.S., 1997-2008, How to Start a Coffee Shop, Home Business Inc., http://www.homebusinesscenter.com/how_to_start/coffee_shop.htmllast accessed on February 28, 2008
Ferguson, M., 2004, Specialty coffee retail in the U.S.A. 2003-04, Specialty Coffee Association of America, Retrieved at http://www.scaa.org/pdfs/press-coffee_retail_sales.pdfon February 28, 2008
Fisenko, a. And Associates, 2006, How to Start a Successful Coffee Shop, a Coffee-Espresso Drive-Thru or a Coffee/Espresso Cart, Espresso Business, http://www.espressobusiness.com/last accessed on February 29, 2008
SAL Ltd. is currently aiming to increase its business operations and to subsequently generate additional revenues. In essence, the underlying scope is that of registering an increased profitability of the firm. Still, in order to attain this ultimate objective, it is necessary for the company to establish and accomplish several intermediary goals. These refer to the following:
Increasing the company's presence within the markets in which it already operates by 10 per cent
Generating presence in new markets by signing contracts with new retailing partners across the established countries
Increasing the overall sales volumes by 50 per cent throughout the next two years, from both additional sales in the present markets and new sales in the new markets
Increasing the turnover by 50 per cent and increasing profitability by 30 per cent, within the following two years.
In order to attain these objectives, SAL has to undergo an important process…
Katharine, what Montaigne means is that inanity which we human beings are full of is one of those things that makes life worth living. The absurdism and comedy in life and in each other are the things that make life so unique and so worthwhile. In returning to your life, your children, your family and friends, I feel you will be able to rediscover this absurdism, the silliness in yourself and in the people around you. I truly believe that is something which will help you to find joy once again in life, as you were someone who, in the past, appreciated jokes and the inane more than anyone else I knew.
More than anything, Katharine, I ask you to look for courage within yourself. What you're currently trying to work through and live with is not easy by any means. Most people we know have not had to suffer…
Bakewell, S. How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at .... Essex: Random House, 2011. Web.
b. An issue of bonds that is sold simultaneously in several countries is traditionally called a (n) eurobond.
c. If a lender ranks behind the firm's general creditors in the event of default, the loan is said to be subordinated.
d. In many cases a firm is obliged to make regular contributions to a (n) sinking fund, which is then used to repurchase bonds.
e. Most bonds give the firm the right to repurchase or call the bonds at specified prices.
f. The benchmark interest rate that banks charge to their customers with good to excellent credit is generally termed the prime rate.
g. The interest rate on bank loans is often tied to short-term interest rates. These loans are usually called floating-rate loans.
h. Where there is a (n) private placement, securities are sold directly to a small group of institutional investors. These securities cannot be resold to individual…
conservative intellectual movement, but also the role of William uckley and William Rusher in the blossoming of the youth conservative movement
Talk about structure of paper, who not strictly chronologically placed (ie hayek before the rest) - in this order for thematic purposes, to enhance the genuiness of the paper (branches of the movement brought up in order of importance to youth conservative revolt) For instance, Hayek had perhaps the greatest impact on the effects of the movement - uckley and Rusher. These individuals, their beliefs, their principles were extremely influential in better understanding the origins, history, and leaders of American conservatism.
Momentous events shape the psyche of an individual as the person matures. A child grows up in poverty vows to never be like his parents, and keeps this inner vow to become a millionaire. A young woman experiences sexual trauma as a teen, and chooses a career that…
George Nash, The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945 http://www.nationalreview.com/22dec97/mcginnis122297.html . National review online The Origins of Conservatism George Mc Ginnis
Volume Library #2, p. 2146
Schneider, Cadres for Conservatism
McGinnis, National Review Online
When Munro describes the way that her relationship developed with the man who would become her husband, the text used and words chosen are completely devoid of romance. Consider the following when the mailman calls looking for Edie: "He said he missed me. He asked if I would like to go to Goderich, where some well-known movie was on, I forget what. So I said yes, and I went out with him for two years and he asked me to marry him, and we were engaged a year more while I got my things together, and then we did marry" (Munro, 146). If one examines this excerpt, one can see how the author uses simple, declarative statements to convey the development of the love (or the romance which is not at all romantic). They go to the movies. They date for two years. They get engaged, but don't get married…
The speaker of Theodore Roethke’s poem “My Papa’s Waltz” reflects on his abusive father. Using an ABAB CDCD rhyme scheme and fixed meter, the poet underscores the main motifs of music and dance. The titular waltz is a structured dance set to a specific type of music. Constrained by the form of the waltz, the speaker seems to have internalized guilt and complicity in his father’s behavior by suggesting that it takes two people to waltz. His “clinging”(line 12) and having “hung on like death” (line 3) add another dimension of pathos to an already heart-wrenching story. The reader will protest the child having any responsibility for the father’s behavior, adding to the dramatic tension in the poem. Music and dance symbolism also add a potent degree of irony to the poem, as a waltz is typically associated with fine art and not with domestic violence. The subtle cues in…
Janice how an Act of Parliament is made.
Acts of Parliament are the source of the most fundamental, important statutory laws in the United Kingdom. The process of creating an Act of Parliament is lengthy and complex, with interplay between many different governmental units. All Acts of Parliament begin as an idea, usually a response to some noted problem or social issue in the United Kingdom. These ideas become legislative bills are when a particular government department decides to sponsor the bill and introduce it into Parliament for passage. ills may start their passage in either the House of Commons or House of Lords.
Although the government sponsor will get official credit for drafting the bill, the process of drafting the bill often occurs long before the sponsor puts its name on the bill. efore a bill is introduced in either the House of Commons or the House of…
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2. Ingman, T., The English Legal Process, 9th ed. (London: Oxford University Press, 2002)
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emoval of Suspended Substances in Domestic Wastewater by Coagulation Using Slow Sand Filtration and oughing Filtration
Water to be supplied for public use must be potable i.e., satisfactory for drinking purposes from the standpoint of its chemical, physical and biological characteristics. Drinking water should, preferably, be obtained from a source free from pollution. The raw water normally available from surface water sources is, however, not directly suitable for drinking purposes. The objective of water treatment is to produce safe and potable drinking water. Some of the common treatment processes used for water purification includes Plain sedimentation, Slow Sand filtration, apid Sand filtration with Coagulation-flocculation units as essential pretreatment units. Pressure filters and diatomaceous filters have been used though very rarely. oughing filters are used, under certain circumstances, as pretreatment units for the conventional filters. This paper specifically deals with emoval of suspended substances in domestic wastewater by coagulation using slow…
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Validation of Commercial Baking as an Effective Step to Control/Inactivate Salmonella in Baked Products
Major findings, analysis and conclusions
Description of the baking industry and baking emphasis in the United States.
Purpose and structure of importance
Description of the problem being addressed and its importance to the practice of applied food safety
Process of Consultation
Outline how the client (ABA) will be engaged and carefully define the problem
Identification of key stakeholders
Overview and feedback of findings and results
ecommended actions and dissemination of these recommendations
Plans for implementation and measurement
Major findings. The U.S. had approximately 167,600 baker positions available in 2012 and around 6% of these were self-employed (Bakery business, 2016). Although industry analysts project sustained growth in the U.S. baking industry, this growth will not be on par with other industries (Bakery business, 2016). Currently, the U.S. baking industry is a nearly $310 billion industry that has…
About us. (2016). American Bakers Association. Retrieved from http://www.american bakers.org/.
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Knowing about his past and acknowledging the pain it has caused him help him mature as a person, and it gives him the ability to truly love someone and settle down with them.
Clay's redemption comes from another who cannot accept either world as her own. All through the book, it is clear that Clay loves aunt Easter and her family, and his extended family. However, Clay never had what most children have -- his own father and mother. He never knew his real father, and he lost his mother when he was far too young. Alma, another outcast from the spiritual world, gives him the greatest gift he could ever receive, the gift of love and a real family of his own. The three literary critics continue, "At last, Clay has that which he has never truly had -- a family of his own. Now the void inside him…
Blythe, Hal, Charlie Sweet, and Kevin Rahimzadeh. "The Sacred and the Secular in Clay's Quilt." Notes on Contemporary Literature 36.1 (2006).
House, Silas. Clay's Quilt. New York: Ballentine Books, 2001.
Stankard, Linda. "Clay's Quilt." Bookpage.com. 2001. 2 May 2009.
e-Commerce could bring to the estake akery
Customer service improvement
Implementation Plan for the e-Commerce with Timeline
Contact Strategic Customers and Suppliers (3 Months)
Determine what Competitors are doing (1 Month)
Evaluate and Acquire Proper Tools and Skills (2 Months)
Start Simple (3 Months)
End-to-End Validation & Accreditation Testing (2 Months)
Go Live! (1 Month)
Extent of the e-Commerce implementation within the Timeframe Specified
Product Development Strategy
List of Figures
Appendix 1: usiness Model of estake akery
Appendix 2: Key Drivers of e-usiness (Tassabehji, 2003)
Appendix 4: Ansoff model for Growth Strategies (AdamKasi, 2008)
Introduction to the estake akery.
Appendix 1 gives a brief outline of estbake bakery.
estake is a retail business, so it comes under the classification of business -- to - consumer (-2-C) that sells cakes directly to consumers,…
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Children's Literature - Hardy Boys and Encyclopedia Brown
The Shore oad Mystery
On page 12 of The Shore oad Mystery there is moment of potential stress between brothers Joe and Frank, and their Aunt Gertude, over the boys' bad move of tracking in dirt on mother's freshly vacuumed carpet. In any family, boys (and fathers) especially are prone to forget to take their shoes off (in the winter it's snow and ice; in the spring, summer and fall, it's dirt, mud, and leaves). "Frank and Joe! Look at yourselves!" their aunt barked out. And when Joe compliments his aunt of the aroma of food cooking, she urges him not to "change the subject" (a ploy boys are quite adept at), but soon she sees Joe's skinned arm and bruised forehead and notices Frank's limp (the result of the accident), and her tone changes.
The brothers loved their aunt and knew…
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Hong Kong Food Culture
Unlike many other cities, Hong Kong offers a unique case study in the effects of globalization on local economies and cultures due to its premier status as a nexus between China and the West. Over the years, and even through British rule, Hong Kong maintained its own distinctly Chinese culture even in the face of relentless influence from other countries and explicit attempts to manipulate Hong Kong culture. However, globalization has caught up with Hong Kong, greatly undermining the traditional Chinese culture, a fact seen most clearly in the case of Hong Kong food culture. Nonetheless, Hong Kong retains its Chinese cultural importance, such that one examining the decline of Hong Kong food culture cannot help but see the areas in which the process has been inverted as well, with Hong Kong culture serving to integrate certain foods or drinks into Chinese society. Thus, as globalization…
Elsey, B., & Tse, R.C. (2007). Changing the behaviour of traditional bakers in a chinese multi-
family owned food company through workplace action learning in hong kong. Journal of Workplace Learning, 19(8), 511-525.
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Community and the Impact on the Individual
How do individuals exist as part of a community and what does this means to a person's individuality? This is a key question explored by Zora Neale Hurston in Their Eyes ere atching God and by Carson McCullers in Ballad Of The Sad Cafe. Zora Neale Hurston and Carson McCullers both include a setting that represents the community. In Their Eyes ere atching God the setting is the porch, while in Ballad Of The Sad Cafe the setting is the cafe. The two settings both represent people existing as part of a community, rather than individually. The two settings also represent the conflicts that occur because people exist as part of a community. Overall, Zora Neale Hurston and Carson McCullers both show the conflict that occurs as an individual tries to align their own needs with the needs of the larger community. In…
Fowler, Doreen. "Carson McCullers's Primal Scenes: The Ballad of the Sad Cafe." Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 43 (Spring 2002): 260-71.
Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1990.
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Zebra in the Room
Wore a purple dress. It matched my shoes
Which I bought the other day at Macy's.
The zebra said, "Why don't you have some dessert?"
To which I responded that I was getting fat.
"When I was a kid," the zebra said,
"I was fat." He left it at that and finished his cake.
But he did not shut up because he had something to say. The zebra talked about the taste of the grass in the fynbos, and how delicious it was before the baboons took over. The baboon mama was the worst, and used to eat flowers. The fields were once filled with yellow flowers, bright and blossoming like suns. When the baboons came, the zebras watched with dismay as the flowers departed one by one. The baby baboons ate flowers too, and soon the fynbos dotted with little suns became and ordinary landscape…
It shows that McCain is not afraid to stand for what is right and he can voice his views even if they run contrary to his party's. this must be borne in mind because too many of us would link him to Bush presidency and assume that he would be just like his predecessor which is actually not the case.
McCain has spent a great deal of time in politics and thus knows how to deal with troublemakers and tough issues. He was once accused of being a white southerner who had moved to the North. This kind of charge is usually made when someone is being accused of being a racist. McCain took this charge to heart and when one reporter made this comment, he replied in a passionate yet very sensible manner, saying:
"Listen, pal. I spent 22 years in the Navy. My father was in the Navy.…
With over 21 years in politics, McCain knows the ups and downs of running a government. He has witnessed many presidential follies and successes and thus he has absorbed much and learned more than Obama could possibly have in his short time as Senator.
the candidates' choice of running mates also indicate who is a better choice. Obama chose Joe Biden because he had what Obama himself lacked i.e. experience. On the other hand, McCain chose an unknown Alaskan governor Sarah Palin who has given major boost to McCain campaign. On the surface it may appear that Biden is a better running mate than Palin because of his experience but look it from another angle. The fact that McCain chose Palin indicates that this man is willing to take risks. He is willing to take his chances and that is the sign of a good and wise statesman. We need someone who is not afraid to be a little unconventional in his approach and McCain has proved that he had take risks. Thus McCain is definitely a much stronger candidate than Obama.
Timberg, Robert. John McCain: An American Odyssey (Touchstone Books, New York 1999).
personal Diary for 30 days with Day 1 group interaction
The first interaction that took place was among a group of undergrad students whose quiz I was invigilating. After the quiz the class started talking amongst themselves and in order to bring some discipline to the class I initiated a discussion. The topic of the discussion was the present job market in our country. Even though the discussion was started by me, later on I mostly stayed quite; coming up with comments a few times but majorly letting the students do most of the talking. By doing this I was able to engage them in a discussion which interested them and which made them spend their time having a healthy debate about their options in the coming future.
Day 2 group interaction
On the second day I went to a retirement party being thrown by my cousins for their father.…
Management and Control of Quality
The HMO pharmacy crisis
One has to understand the role played by the science of statistics in managerial decision-making. It is vital that managers think statistically in order for them to understand the processes, which would offer the context to determine variation effects and proper managerial actions. Looking at work as a process, a manager can apply the tools of statistics to identify consistent, predictable processes. Armed with such information or knowledge they would be able to study and improve upon the processes. Variation does occur everywhere, but many business decisions fail to account for variation. It is vital that one understand the variation nature for them to concentrate on reducing variation.
Dover was able to pick up some solid statistical thinking when he attended the "Statistical Thinking for Continuous Improvement" course offered to all employees of the organization. From the course, he also received…
Gomez, M., Oliete, B., Rosell, C.M., Pando, V., & Fernandez, E. (2008). Studies on cake quality made of wheat -- chickpea flour blends. LWT-Food Science and Technology, 41(9), 1701-1709.
Morrow, C., Moore, D., & Lockner, D. (2000). The effect of mineral bond strength and adsorbed water on fault gouge frictional strength. Geophysical Research Letters, 27(6), 815-818.
" It is something that the film, in showing Marie's response to gossip in the news about her, refutes. She also refutes having said, "Let them eat cake," saying, "I wouldn't have said that." However, that is the most likely response a young woman who did not realize the citizens being out of bread meant they were starving, and who, herself would have replaced a shortage of bread with a cake, would have logically said.
Coppola's film is a commitment to portraying the character and personality of the Queen, not the stories, rumors, or to engage in debate about conspiracies. Perhaps that is why Coppola does not go into the details or depict the beheading of the Queen.
Coppola, S., (dir.), 2006, Marie Antoinette, Motion Picture, Columbia Pictures
Grubin, D., (dir), 2006, PBS, Marie Antoinette, Documentary Film, David Grubin
The Birth of Marie Antoinette:…
Coppola, S., (dir.), 2006, Marie Antoinette, Motion Picture, Columbia Pictures
Grubin, D., (dir), 2006, PBS, Marie Antoinette, Documentary Film, David Grubin
This renunciation, depending on one's perspective, represents either a willful act of sacrifice or a selfish act of disobedience. Sandra Pouchet Paquet, however, frames this problematic deed in neutral terms in her analysis of the text, which focuses on its ambivalence toward the role of ancestral knowledge in identity formation. Paquet (2009) asserts that Janie "repudiates the values of her surrogate parents in her conscious quest for selfhood" (p.501). She also suggests that ancestral knowledge operates merely as a means to "psychic wholeness" in the novels and argues that the text is successful in exploring "the divorce from ancestral roots that accompanies conventional notions of success" (p. 500) Indeed, this tension between ancestral knowledge and individualistic goals is why Janie has to grapple with interpreting the nature of the knowledge imparted in her moments of coming to consciousness. Specifically, she wants to interpret the mystery conferred to her through the…
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Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. 1937. New York: Perennial Classics, 1998. Print.
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Cliff likes to challenge people to games, sometimes making bets. Yet when he loses, he does not take the situation too seriously. Cliff does not avoid conflict or argument, and yet he also tries to create win-win situations. Cliff is frequently portrayed as the voice of reason in the show, such as when he tries to talk his wife out of having another baby. He points out where his children are acting on their impulses, and proves to be a good disciplinarian. A psychoanalytic personality perspective suggests that Cliff Huxtable is an ideal person with a healthy, well-developed ego.
In the Cosby Show, the Huxtable children are developing their superegos based on what they learn from their parents and Cliff serves as an excellent role model for them. Cliff Huxtable is a well-adjusted man who does not demonstrate any apparent neuroses. Difficult emotions such as anger, fear, and embarrassment are…
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In conjunction with this is the need to put more interactive media on the site, including video of a tour of the kitchen, which is one of the best equipped for creating pastries in Orange County. The e-marketing changes also need to include a customer forum area where the cafe's management asks for ways to improve and make their business more attractive to younger families. In keeping with the idea of making the cafe more accessible to younger families and students, offering free WiFi is a must-have. Students would stop in before classes started at the local high school to finish up homework, bringing their families for breakfast. In keeping with the change in image to being more innovative, free WiFi would attract a younger and more affluent customer base over time. Free WiFi would also be heavily promoted on the website as well.
The greatest measure of a successful…
Josh Bernoff, Charlene Li. "Harnessing the Power of the Oh-So-Social Web" MIT Sloan Management Review 49.3 (2008): 36-42. ABI/INFORM Global. ProQuest 12 Jun. 2008
Roderick J. Brodie, Heidi Winklhofer, Nicole E. Coviello, Wesley J. Johnston. "Is e-marketing coming of age? An examination of the penetration of e-marketing and firm performance. " Journal of Interactive Marketing 21.1 (2007): 2. ABI/INFORM Global. ProQuest. 9 Jun. 2008
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Again, we see a strong, confident woman in Janie. She is also mature. Hattenhauer maintains that we can see this in they way Janie understands certain truths about life. She states that the "tragic truth, Janie has learned, is something no one could have told her, and something she cannot tell anyone" (Hattenhauer). hile Janie may be in denial of her immediate death, it is clear that she knows it will come to her sooner or later. hen she tells Phoeby that so many individuals never see the light at all, we know that "she sees the light at last: her fate is to wait and see if God's will is to take her life" (Hattenhauer). This is proof that Janie has emerged a strong, independent woman.
Their Eyes ere atching God is a glorious and painful story of one woman's discovery of her own voice. Janie evolves as a…
Hattenhauer, Darryl. "The Death of Janie Crawford: Tragedy and the American Dream in 'Their Eyes Were Watching God.'" GALE Resource Database. Site Accessed April 05, 2008.
Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. New York: Harper Collins Publishers. 1998.
An additional type of offering was the peace-offering, which represented a feast where God was a guest and the host. Peace offerings were accompanied by meat and drink offerings. For all offerings, repentance was necessary.
In chapter seven, Edersheim describes a night in the temple. Edersheim points out the connection between Temple services and the Book of Revelations, which he suggests indicates that the Book of Revelation and the Fourth Gospel were written before Temple services actually ceased. Edersheim indicates that there was an evening service in the Temple. Accounting was also done in the evening. The Temple guard worked at night and consisted of ten men. The captain of the guard patrolled and beat any sleeping guards. The priests cast lots for the services of the day. Those who drew the first lot cleansed and prepared the later. Those who drew the second lot were to offer the sacrifice,…
Janie in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes ere atching God and Celie in Alice alker's the Color Purple
The main character and narrator of Zora Neale Hurston's novel Their Eyes ere atching God (1937), Janie, has much in common with the narrator and main character Celie within Alice alker's novel The Color Purple (1982). Each speaks authentically, in her own voice: the too-often ignored voice of an African-American female in a white male-dominated society. For both characters, however, authenticity of voice has come at great cost, and through the surmounting of numerous obstacles, the greatest of these being the fears and the lack of confidence within themselves. I will discuss several common characteristics of Celie and Janie within these two novels by female African-American authors.
As Henry Louis Gates, Jr. suggests, fear and hesitancy by African-Americans, male and female alike, to speak authentically, has deep roots: "For just over two…
Berlant, Lauren. "Race, Gender, and Nation in The Color Purple" in Modern
Critical Interpretations: Alice Walker's The Color Purple. Harold Bloom (Ed.).
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Bell (2011) reported on work at the University of Illinois School of Dentistry which led researchers to conclude that raisins, consumed either alone or added to sugared bran flakes, lowered the pH in the mouth, thus making that environment less hospitable for bacteria-causing caries. aisins thus may be an alternative hygienists can recommend to patients and parents as a food that satisfies the craving for sweetness but is a healthier choice for teeth.
There are no "wykked worms." Tooth decay is not something that just happens. Caries are both preventable and treatable. Dental hygienists have an important mission to not only provide oral care but to educate patients about nutrition and decisions under personal control that support good oral health.
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Arola, L, Bonet, M.L., Delzenne, N., Duggal, M.S., Gomez-Candela, C., Huyghebaert, a., Laville, M., Lingstrom, P., Livingstone, B., Palou, a., Pico, C., Sanders, T., Schaafsma, G., van Baak, M., van Loveren, C., and van Schothorst (2009. Summary and general conclusions/outcomes on the role and fate of sugars in human nutrition and health. Obesity Reviews 10, 55-58.
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This was the beginning of America's Golden Age of Musicals and thus it is important to understand what actually went into making a great musical. This was also a time when the Broadway show was assuming a standard format, one in which we still see to this day: two acts and several scenes. The first act being the key. The major songs are performed in the first act and then they would be later reprised, sometimes in both the first and the second acts. The show would open with a fast song, usually a dance number, employing all the chorus and introducing the principals into the play (2003, 84). The first love song would have to come soon enough so that it can be repeated in the first act. In Gershwin's Lady, Be Good!, the first love song was "So Am I."
The year 1926 was a big year for…
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That's proving a business opportunity for Krispy Kreme, McDonald's and other American fast-food chains. For Krispy Kreme, Japan is part of its overseas expansion -- a crucial element of its revival plan announced earlier this year. The chain, based in inston-Salem, N.C., saw its stock collapse two years ago under the weight of overexpansion in the U.S., an accounting investigation and the low-carb diet craze...[Now a] Japanese man carries boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts back to his office...two Japanese girls devour doughnuts last week at a Krispy Kreme shop in Tokyo. Long lines form outside the shops, sometimes leading to waits of an hour" (Kageyama 2007). But because of more health-conscious consumers in other regions of America where the Southern, Americana image of the company has less cache and novelty, this strategy has not been successful. Also, the idea of a 'trans-fat free doughnut' has not quelled fears about health…
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Oppressed Edible Woman
The Edible Woman -- Margaret Atwood
The Edible Woman offers a look at the conventionalized aspects of society that result in a version of cultural violence which is gender-oppressive. In kaleidoscopic fashion, the protagonist undergoes a series of transformations that are fundamental to her self-identity, her current and future places in society, and her rediscovery of mediating levers to overturn the cultural violence boulder that has come to rest on her shoulders.
The Warping of Marian's Self-Identity
The Marian the reader first meets is a liberated young woman with the clear-headed ability to assess the society in which she lives. She appears to have rejected the role that society has described for women her age. Her relationship with a young lawyer is relaxed by the standards of the day -- a time before hard-line feminism had been articulated -- and her job is meaningful and situated beyond…
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Tale From Childhood
The blazing sun and the freezing water balloons invigorate us and stimulate our appetites. One breaks against my sunburned skin and I howl with laughter at the same time as I hurl one at my best friend. We're soaked, all of us. This is the best birthday party I've ever had. I feel popular, surrounded by so many kids from school. Soon my father emerges from the house carrying a platter full of hotdogs and burgers, and the twelve of us kids squeal. In spite of being soaking wet, we run up to all 6' 4" of my dad and practically knock him and our lunches over. Luckily, his sense of humor is as reliable as his barbequing and the hotdogs survive. He places them gently on the grill, one at a time, and heads back to the house to grab some more food. On the way…
She took her cafeteria tray to a table in the corner, so she could sit by herself. Although she was in two of my classes, I had never made eye contact with the girl. I thought it might be a good idea to break the ice, so I brought my homemade lunch over to her table and sat down, introducing myself.
She flashed a timid smile and told me her name: Sarah. However, she didn't seem like much of a conversationalist. She quickly became absorbed in her lunch, which consisted of two Little Debbie cakes that came neatly wrapped in a clear plastic bubble. There was nothing else on her tray but a carton of milk, which she didn't seem interested in at all for the moment. With her dainty fingers, Sarah eased open the plastic wrapper exactly on the seam, taking care not to damage the twin white…
Biopsychosocial Analysis of Nina Sayers
Nina Sayers, the protagonist in the film the Black Swan, displays a plethora of dysfunctional symptoms and a dissent in the psychosis in the film. The following is a biopsychosocial analysis of the character as she is betrayed in the film.
Biological. The film offers very little in the way of direct biological evidence to build a case that there is a significant biological component to Nina's difficulties; however, biological factors can be inferred based on the symptoms she displays. Perhaps the strongest indicator of biological contributions to Nina's problems is the film's portrayal of Nina's mother, Erica. Erica presents as being a borderline psychotic herself. In order to ward off her own anxieties, insecurities, and the loneliness of age she identifies with her daughter's youth, beauty, and drive. Erica's sense of herself and daughter is fused into a single entity…
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Second, we demonstrate social responsibility by purchasing our raw ingredients from select suppliers favoring fair trade and organic materials. We only work with suppliers and retailers who understand the importance of environmentally conscious and socially conscious business operations.
Third, we are committed to environmental ethics and contribute a minimum of one percent of our profits per year to select environmental organizations. We also manufacture our greeting cards in a facility that uses gray water, alternative power sources, and other cutting-edge green technologies. We waste almost nothing.
With a cohesive and consistent set of values, our mission and vision for the company are clear. We will guide the organization into the future by remaining firmly committed to our core ethical beliefs. The way we run the company is a determining factor in the fulfillment of our mission. By hiring a creative, dynamic, and diverse workforce, we remain continually open…
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"Swallow Your Words: Edible Greeting Cards." CNN. Retrieved online: http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2010/07/01/swallow-your-words-edible-greeting-cards/
These two elements of culture that I have found to be apt in discussion with Irish dance is 1. culture -- people's belief system and; 2. culture- including the artifact which people produces such as art.
Dance and Beliefs
One component of culture is the belief system -- people's ideas and values and its effect on the way people lead their lives (Henslin 5). Let's look into religious values of the Irish society. As an example, we have seen that the Druids were already praising their gods through the form of dance. The way people express their religious values have evolved into a physical expression of reverence to the gods (i.e. By dancing). In this sense, dancing allows for new ways/methods by which a society is able to expresses their faith, i.e. praising and/or revering their gods through dancing.
We can also analyze Irish dance and society's values by what…
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Matt gave Ed two eggs on toast with half-a-grapefruit and orange juice for breakfast (Independent on Sunday, 2002). Ed took fish oils and multivitamins on a daily basis. These were immediately followed by a good fiber and protein meal in minutes or strength during his warm-up sessions. Matt gave Stu chicken, basmati rice, couscous and egg and Jaffa cakes for his "insulin." Matt's intention was to bring extra protein straight into Stu's tired muscles. He also served Stu with nuts for his snacks (Independent on Sunday).
Commercial high-carbohydrate electrolyte sports drinks fill the football player's need, especially within the first 15 minutes after strenuous activity. These drinks also appeal more than plain water while contributing their value (Mannie, 2001).
usiness Wire (2004). 3-a-day dairy teams up with national football league to tackle kids' nutrition and fitness in schools. usiness Wire: Gale, Cengage Learning.
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As many of these types of foods are purchased for special occasions, there is also the need for measuring just how many events that typically occur in the projected customer bases' lives during any given year to further estimate market size. Not only does the number of cakes and desserts need to be forecasted, but the flavors and type of cakes and pastries as well. In short, primary research must assist in the primary strategic positioning of the store, validate the store concept, define the market position in terms of pricing and quality levels define the menu and its contents as best as can be measured as well.
In contrast to secondary research where time and costs are typically the major constraints that force companies to use published market research data, the formation of a new business is one is best managed as a longer-term, more thoroughly researched, and more…
BC Stats (2005) - 2001 Amended Census Profile of British Columbia. Published September, 2005. Accessed from the Internet on October 17, 2007 from location: http://www.bcstats.gov.bc.ca/data/cen01/profiles/59000000.pdf
Figure 2: Richmond
Of Richmond's total population, 54% are immigrants.
Of Richmond's total population, 15% were born in Hong Kong, 10% were born in China and 5% in Taiwan.
My dream business would be a German Bakery that sells traditional German Bakery and Cafe. I would call it "Heidi's German Bakery and Cafe." I would open the business together with a German nephew of mine who has worked for over 25 years as a master baker in the Heidelberg bakery of my German relatives. The third member of the business would be an American baker who received his professional training at Venieros Italian Bakery, America's oldest Italian pastry shop in New York City that was founded in 1894. Our business would be located in New York City since there is a huge German/European population and only very view places where one can dwell in traditional German baked goods. ifty [to date: sixty two] years ago, when East 86th Street was known as "Sauerkraut Boulevard," there were German bakeries aplenty as well as pastry counters in most of…
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Horizon in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes ere atching God
The horizon is the line which forms the apparent boundary between earth and sky. The horizon is as far as you can see. The horizon appears to be the furthest point you can reach, but is not a place you can actually travel to. The horizon blurs at the line between earth and sky. The horizon is always present, no matter where you are or which direction you are facing. The horizon is where the sun rises and where the sun sets, representing a process coming full circle. These are all features of the horizon and they are all relevant to Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes ere atching God.
The novel suggests the importance of the horizon because it begins with it and ends with it. In the opening of the novel, Hurston writes:
Ships at a distance have every…
Barbeito, P.F. "Making Generations' in Jacobs, Larsen, and Hurston: A Genealogy of Black Women's Writing." American Literature 70.2 (1998): 365-95.
Bond, C. "Language, Sign, and Difference in Their Eyes Were Watching God." Zora Neale Hurston: Critical Perspectives Past and Present. Eds. K.A. Appiah & Henry Louis Gates. New York: Amistad Press, 1993: 204-217.
Hurston, Z.N. Their Eyes Were Watching God. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1990.
Lillios, A. "The Monstropolous Beast': The Hurricane in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God." Southern Quarterly 36.3 (1998): 89-93.
Four of the former workers have been accepted on lung transplant lists, and doctors say that some are functioning on less than a third of a working lung (Armour pp).
The eight workers with severe lung disease had worked in the microwave-popcorn packaging or mixing areas, which are connected by doors, where salt, soybean oil and flavorings are blended into a heated tank (Armour pp). According to NIOSH employees who worked in the microwave popcorn production inhaled higher concentrations of butter flavoring, and seem to have more breathing problems than employees who worked in offices or packaging (Armour pp).
During 1992 through 2000, NIOSH investigated another microwave popcorn factory in Missouri and found similar findings (Fixed pp). This report indicated that an estimated 133% of the 425 former workers had been mixers, 276 or 65% had worked in microwave packaging, and 32% or 136 had worked in other areas of…
Armour, Stephanie. "Is butter flavoring ruining popcorn workers' lungs?"
USA Today. June 19, 2002. Retrieved September 20, 2005 at http://www.usatoday.com/money/general/2002/06/20/popcorn-factory.htm
Fixed Obstructive Lung Disease in Workers at a Microwave Popcorn Factory:
Missouri, 2000 -- 2002. Retrieved September 20, 2005 at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5116a2.htm
Transformational Women's Leadership
The website for Changing Minds.org describes transformational leadership in the standard way, as charismatic leaders with vision and imagination who inspire followers to achieve radical change in an organization or society. Transformational leaders are passionate and exciting and they care about their followers. They make people believe that their ideals can be achieved through their own commitment, enthusiasm and drive. In the process, their followers are also transformed and empowered to do things that they would never have believed possible. This website also points out some of the dangers of transformational leadership in that when such leaders are wrong they can lead "the charge right over the cliff and into a bottomless chasm." They may also "wear out" their followers with constant demands for high energy and commitment, especially if those at the lower levels really do not desire change (Transformational Leadership 2002-11)
Legacee.com has a very…
Goodman, D., ed. (2003). Marie Antoinette: Writings on the Body of a Queen. Routledge.
Lever, E. (2000). The Last Queen of France. Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.
Plain, N. (2002). Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the French Revolution. Marshall Cavendish.
Price, M. (2004). The Road from Versailles: Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the Fall of the French Monarchy. NY: St. Martin's.
microwave oven is one of the great inventions of the twentieth century since millions of homes in America have one. Microwave ovens are popular because they cook food incredibly quickly. They are also extremely efficient in their use of electricity because a microwave oven heats only the food and nothing else.
A microwave oven uses microwaves to heat food. Microwaves are radio waves. In the case of microwave ovens, the commonly used radio wave frequency is roughly twenty-five megahertz, which is 2.5 gigahertz. Radio waves in this frequency range have an interesting property: water, fats and sugars absorb them. When they are absorbed they are converted directly into atomic motion in other words, heat. Microwaves in this frequency range have another interesting property: most plastics, glass or ceramics does not absorb them. Metal reflects microwaves, which is why metal pans do not work well in a microwave oven.
Cathedral - Raymond Carver
About the author
An American writer Raymond Carver has been writing stories on a smaller emotional scale for few years that creates same effects. Mostly his story settings contain American towns, semi-industrial, which are mostly depressed. However, his characters, working-class loners fighting for speech, from time to time find work as factory hands and waitresses, while his actions in the stories slip across the troubles of every day life and later on through some strange turn of chance or possibly a gloomy cause that in turns breakdown into unsuccessful marriages as well as shattered lives of all related to it. Similarly, mostly his stories leave his readers with shake that is similar to the beginning of a collapse (Literature: Contemporary).
Furthermore, the author of short stories has been typically a writer of strong but at the same time limited effects. He usually shapes and rotates his…
Raymond Carver's Double Life. Literature: Contemporary. www.contemporarylit.about.com
Carver, Raymond. Cathedral. Literature: Arts and Medicine.
Irving, Howe. Stories of Our Loneliness. The New York Times: Books. September 11,
Carver, Raymond. Cathedral. New York. Random House.1984.
Sweat, by Zora Neal Hurston. Specifically, it will contain a biography of the writer and criticism of her work "Sweat," along with another story.
HUSTON'S "SWEAT" AND ANOTHE STOY
Hurston was born on January 7, 1891. She grew up in Eatonville, Florida, which was the first all-black town incorporated in the United States. "She received her early education at the Hungerford School, modeled after Tuskegee Institute, with its guiding principles of discipline and hard work; Hungerford's founders had studied with Tuskegee's founder Booker T. Washington" (Hill XVII). An avid reader, she soon learned to love myth and lore, and teachers and friends encouraged her love of books and reading. When she attended college, she majored in English, and began writing for several journals. She wrote "Sweat" in 1926. She also studied anthropology, and traveled to the South to research black folk tales and voodoo. She also wrote plays and journal…
Hesse-Biber, Sharlene, Christina Gilmartin, and Robin Lydenberg, eds. Feminist Approaches to Theory and Methodology: An Interdisciplinary Reader. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Hill, Lynda Marion. Social Rituals and the Verbal Art of Zora Neale. Washington: Howard University, 1996.
Hurston, Zora Neal. "Sweat." Florida Gulf Coast University. 30 July 1996. 8 Dec. 2002. http://itech.fgcu.edu/faculty/wohlpart/alra/hurston.htm#sweat
Their Eyes Were Watching God. New York: Perennial Classics, 1999.
As an experienced catering manager and self-proclaimed 'foodie', I am pleased to say that some of my most rewarding and fulfilling moments have involved creating, delivering, and even eating foods of all varieties. My passion for this subject started relatively young when, as a child, I would always look forward to the weekend breakfast of hotcakes, waffles, bacon, sausage and eggs my mother used to whip up for my sister and me. Before long I was following behind her in the kitchen and, when I got old enough to be left at home by myself, delighted in hours and hours of cooking. Most people get their first car when they turn 16; I got my first cookbook.
As a homebody I have always enjoyed preparing various dishes for my family and friends, so it was only natural that I turn this pursuit (or talent, as my father likes…
Narrative to Accompany the Award of Legion of Merit
MSG TAMIKA L. WYNN
Master Sergeant Tamika L. Wynn is a shining example in the military. Born on 25 June 1975 in Columbus, her military career began 18 November 1993 when Master Sergeant Tamika L. Wynn entered the army and underwent Basic Training at Fort Jackson, SC. For her it seemed like the right choice, an easy choice. She wanted to serve the country that she loves. So she began her journey that day and later attended Advance Individual Training at Fort Lee, VA becoming a 92A Material Storage and Handling Specialist. Just two years later, in 1995, she graduated from the Warrior Leader Course. Her path continued on an upward trajectory and in 199 she took on the Advanced Leaders Course, graduating from it and the Senior Leader Course in 2005 in Fort Lee, VA.
She was not just driven…
Step1. Choose a theme.
The theme for this party will be Superhero: Guests are invited to dress as their favorite superhero.
Step 2. Guest List.
The guest list will consist of everyone in Robin's 5th grade class.
Step 3. When and Where.
The date of the party will be Nov. 18th from 2pm to 6pm at Chuck E. Cheese's.
Action Alternatives: If Chuck E. Cheese's is unable to accommodate for whatever reason, the party will be held at Fountain Park in Ludlow, weather permitting. If weather is not permitting, the party will be held at Robin's house in the basement; pizza will be delivered and games played there.
Step 4. Activities.
Activities to be enjoyed at Chuck E. Cheese's include: the ball pit, the arcade games, ski ball, and live entertainment, plus food and drinks will be served free of charge. Unlimited tokens will be available for all guests to…
The type of innovation represented for YoNuts is an innovation in production that changes the dynamic between the user and the production. Normally, supermarket doughnuts are produced ahead of time in a factory, then shipped and sold. YoNuts are entirely different in that they are only partially produced at a factory, shipped frozen, and then the final production is done at the site of the end user. It is akin to the difference between going to the store and buying a bag of popcorn versus going to the store and buying a pack of Orville Redenbacher. Things like Jiffy Pop and microwave popcorn have a large share of the grocery store popcorn because, quite frankly, the consumer gets a fresher, better product. So it is with YoNuts. The innovation allows consumers to produce the freshest, best doughnuts at home.
The benefit to the consumer is that the…