The New, Experimental, and Improvised Music Concert was held at the Laidlaw Recital Hall in Mobile, Alabama on November 1 from 7:30-9:00. The concert featured a mix of newly composed pieces, as well as experimental and improvised ones. There were eight pieces in total, performed by both students and professionals. The following report discusses the performers and their pieces, in sequential order.
John Goforth performed the first piece; he is a senior majoring in music and is the Presser Scholar of Music. He presented a new composition.
Goforth's piece is titled "Adam vs. The Monster." It was performed on trumpet; the piece is soft and slow-tempo and incorporates a percussive ensemble.
Jerry Alan Bush performed the second piece. He teaches piano performance and literature and is a professor at Piano Faculty at USA.
Bush's piece was composed by John Goforth. It is titled "Heron's Bay," and the piece…… [Read More]
This would have sent the audience home in an upbeat mood. Fiesta sent the audience home in a chaotic, frenzied mood. I would have liked to see more pieces like Illapa that evoked the desired imagery.
The pace of the music added variety and interesting, beginning with the slow rhythm of El condor pasa, then picking up the pace with Coleccion de Musica virreinal. Once again slowing the pace with Illapa and finally ending with the frenzied Fiesta. It was good in the way the music picked you up and then put you down again. The images in one's mind continually shifted, as did one's mood during the concert. This was a truly enjoyable evening, as an excellent way to let the mind relax from the hectic pace. I enjoyed a majority of the music pieces. I even found those that I liked the least to be interesting. The musical…… [Read More]
Quite different from Haydn's contemplation in "La Reine," this is a patriotic piece, with some nuances of the Marseillaise that give it a distinct revolutionary sound. Very fast and active in different occasions, the piece promises new times for its listeners, times of social justice and equality. At the same time, we can almost here the old, aristocratic system going to pieces.
Mozart: Symphony No. 31, "Paris"
There is probably one excellent word to describe this musical piece: joy. Indeed, the symphony gives out a sense of exuberance in all its most important movements. The first movement is quite brash, with the chords taking over the scene for the introduction. However, the second movement is much more calm and serene, with the soothing sound of all instruments involved.
One of the very exciting things about this concert was the fact that it was a thematic concerts, with music…… [Read More]
Mozart: Concert Aria "Va, dal furor portata," K. 21. This is a vibrant cantata, with dramatic implications for the listener.
Arne: Suite from Alfred. There is no need for Rule Britannia, for example, the final piece from Alfred, a piece encompassing the British idealism of grandiose domination. Bold and brash, the piece truly resonates at the end of the show.
The concert was a thrilling experience, because of many different reasons. First of all, the variety of the pieces included in the repertoire is high enough to keep anybody on their feet. From Handel's occasional sumptuous pieces to Mozart's playfulness and, at times, grave approaches in some of the pieces, the concert was excellently balanced to include any individual preferences.
On the other hand, the concert was quite generous in the variety of instruments used as well, together with a generous combination of cantata and purely orchestral pieces.…… [Read More]
Even now music like Beethoven's seems elitist. Unlike a punk rock show, a classical music concert is attended by well-heeled individuals: people who dress up in gowns and suits and who leave their car at valet parking. The culture that surrounds classical music today is not much different than it was in Beethoven's time. In the nineteenth century, music like Beethoven's was appreciated largely by the burgeoning bourgeoisie: the upper-middle class that emerged after the fall of feudalism.
Attending the Dresden Philharmonic's performance of Beethoven's 5th symphony on the anniversary of that symphony's composition especially invokes the historical context of music. Even when taken out of context, a piece like Beethoven's 5th is timeless. I appreciated hearing the richly layered melodic patterns, complex structure and timing, and especially the way different instruments and different instrument sections worked together to create a harmonic whole. Moreover, watching the conductor coach the musicians…… [Read More]
Jazz Concert Report
This report is about a jazz concert that was performed by Something More and Buster illiams on April 29th. The concert was in ashington DC, Blues Alley. Buster illiams and Something More composed the music that is referred as 'Deja'. The Something More group comprises of Renee Rosnes the pianist, Jeff atts the drummer, and Bruce illiams on the saxophone; the bass was entirely handled by Buster illiams.
By focusing on the band's performance, it is hard to pick on one style that best describes the performance since there was a change of style at different points of the performance. At the onset, Renee Rosnes' piano performance had a very soft start. At this point, the piano's mood and tone was sober; however, it gradually changed to become more active and vibrant. The saxophone then followed and just like the piano, it had a gloomy…… [Read More]
Jazz concert was performed by the Fukushi Tainaka Quartet on the 16th of April. The venue was the Small Jazz Club in Greenwich Village, New York City. In that band, Fukushi Tainaka played drums, Chris Johansen played the tenor saxophone and Marc Devine was on the piano while Hide Tanaka played the bass.
Background of the Musicians
Fukushi Tainaka's name is among the best jazz musicians and the best drum player on an international level. He was a member of the group of the illustrious alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson. He has co-worked with several other artists as well, including trumpet legend Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw and Bill Hardman, guitarist andy Johnston and George Benson, pianist Benny Green, Champian Fulton, Junior Mance and Barry Harris, organist Lonnie Smith, saxophonist Junior Cook, Arnett Cobb, Jimmy Heath, Kenny Garrett, David "Fathead" Newman, James Moody and Frank Wess. Almost all the venues in New…… [Read More]
Apparantely, Haydn made a huge amount of money on this piece, causing him to comment, "a thing possible only in England." The Vivaldi Concerto, it turns out, can be played as a Lute or Guitar Concerto, with the lute being a bit more popular in Court at the time. However, because the two have small discrepencies in the way they are strung, sometimes the rhythm must be changed a bit to suit the instrument. It is this type of interesting detail that, to me, makes a concert like this both more enjoyable and more intimate -- the musicians are truly communing with the audience and the audience is learning along the way.
Unfortunately, the auditorium was only about half-full, about an equal mix of students and perhaps family members of the orchestra? It did not seem like this venue was one that the community at large enjoyed regularly, which is…… [Read More]
Concert Pavilion in the Park
Project Manager's Responsibilities
Oversight of all procurement and construction, ensuring all inspections and sign-offs, approving bids or sub-contracted work, ensuring completed project meets expectations of client group.
Develop the WBS and Schedule:
Predecessor Tasks *
Inspection of site
Obtain permit for grading
Review vendor bids for foundation
Select, hire, & meet with vendor for foundation
Inspect finished foundation
Review bids for framing of pavilion & roofing
Select, hire, & meet with vendor for framing
Inspect completed framing & roofing
Review vendor bids for electrical connections
I1, I2, I3
Select hire, and meet with vendor for electrical connections
I1, I2, V4
Inspect…… [Read More]
Jazz Performance eview
The author of this report has been asked to take in a jazz show and offer some information and opinion about it. The venue and artists involved will be named. There will also be other questions answered like whether the music was moving to the author, whether it was accessible or "far out," whether it was emotional or cerebral and whether the author liked the music or not. Overall, the performance taken in was very positive and high-energy and the author was not remotely disappointed. While jazz is not embraced or loved by everyone, the author of this report holds it to be a great musical form and one that all people should at least try to glom onto if they're seeking enrichment and entertainment.
Before getting into the reactions to the performance, the author will explain the details about the show. The name of…… [Read More]
However, at the same time, the Dominican Republic is also a Hispanic speaking island and thus the Latin influence is also heavy in their version of Reggae and other musical tastes. Finally, as the band grew up in the Bronx, their musical background was also heavily influenced by the growth of American style hip-hop, which grew up out of the Bronx area. This diverse, mixing pot of musical heritage was combined by the band Aventura to create the unique musical character of Bachata.
Overall, I found the Avnentura Kings of Bachata concert to be of high quality and highly entertaining. Watching the band perform on stage shows you how much they care about their music and how much they enjoy performing it for their fans. These facts bring a high level of energy to their show, which I found captivating. The band played their songs at a fast, energetic pace…… [Read More]
Whether the particular piece was rough and rapid or soft and romantic, McDonald seemed to simply flow along with the music, letting it guide him as he guided it out of the piano and to our ears in with a full, natural and inspiring sound.
I was also impressed by McDonald's ease with the crowd. Though there were no other musicians or anyone else onstage with him, he was perfectly comfortable both when delivering his lecture and while playing. This is not too surprising; according to the program notes, he's been playing since he was for and made his orchestral debut at the age of eleven. Still, the way he talked to the crowd and connected to the piano made it clear that not only is Alex McDonald very good at what he does, he also really cares about music and our relationship to it. Attending this concert definitely strengthened…… [Read More]
The project in question that of Building a reduced-sulfur generating, coal-fired plant by GHECO-One in Map Ta Phut, Thailand was examined for potential environmental impact due to the possible damage that the plant could cause. The company has stated throughout that their wish is to construct a plant that will be both environmentally and physically safe for the people, plants and animals that live within the region. This evaluation looks at that report with a specific view towards whether this environmental assessment is overly politicized in order to pacify the examining board of the country, and whether the site will have a cultural impact for the regions fishermen and others who either work in the area or are in some way affected by it. This evaluation is conducted to determine if the impact assessment met all of the requirements of a truthful and straightforward telling of the facts.…… [Read More]
Crosby, Stills, and Nash (CS&N) concert I attended. Both my parents were big fans of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and when Neil Young went his own way the trio that was left continued making music in concert, touring, and writing songs. So since I had been hearing CS&N's music for much of my life as an adolescent and young adult in college, I was interested in hearing the classic rock group live.
What was the makeup of the ensemble (singers)?
Crosby, Stills & Nash had a high-quality group of session musicians on the stage helping them bring a full, classic rock sound to the audience. Todd Caldwell played the organ; Shane Fontayne played lead guitar; Steve DiStanislao was on drums; Kevin McCormick played bass guitar; and James Raymond, who is David Crosby's son, played the keyboards for the group.
What was the style of music they played? What were…… [Read More]
Bocklin painted numerous versions of Isle, but it is Rachmaninoff's dirgelike vision of the rowing motif, the Dies Irae of the Latin mass, that remains as constant. and, in typical Rachmaninoff fashion, the BO is perfect for the piece with its sweeping tonality, clashes of chromaticism, and simple theme, yet complex underpinnings.
travinsky studied under the great Russian pedagogue and master of the tone poem, Rimsky-Korsakoff. This is nowhere near as obvious as listening to the harmonization and almost studied use of the different sections of the orchestra in their technical glory. Indeed, the opening of the cherzo fantastique almost sounds as if a younger Rimsky-Korsakoff added on to cheherazade or Tsar ultan. Comic and tragic both, every instrument scored is left out to "sink or swim" and is exposed in the delightful character of the piece.
The story of hostakovich's ymphony #10, is quite different. Fighting for decades with…… [Read More]
Live Concet Analysis
How Doing Good Makes Us Feel Poweful and Poweless at the Same Time
Design Activism vs. Design fo Social Change
The Awakening Consciousness of Designes 1960's
Thee has been lukewam inteest in public sevice design, social impact and design activism. But in most convesations, all othe designs wok to enhance the standad of living of the people; some of it must be activism. The agument is seldom boosted by the notion that achitectue has been impacted by intellectual movements and ats fo instance, modenism which fuels an idea of a evolutionay society. These movements had ideal poposals fo society's efoms. They wee elated deeply to commece and aesthetics as well (Jose et al., 2008). Conside the diffeence between modenism and activism fo that matte. The modenism idea states that people stand equals to each othe, while society became united in evey aspect fo instance uniting laboes,…… [Read More]
One of the paramedics was Latina, and she translated; the female (Ms. Garcia) was married to the suspect but says she divorced him last year due to his violent episodes and his drinking and drug use, according to the translation from the Paramedic.
"A neighbor in a nearby apartment knocked on the door and said she had witnessed the female being harmed by the suspect more than once. The witness, Alice Mercado, 27, bilingual and employed as a maid in a nearby motel, said she had heard fighting coming from the apartment in the past on many occasions. Sometimes she was afraid to come to see what was happening because the suspect was unpredictable and explosively violent when under the influence of alcohol and crack cocaine, she said. She told this officer that she once had a relationship with the suspect prior to his marriage to her neighbor.…… [Read More]
This report discusses the market attractiveness of the United Kingdom. In particular the report explores the attractiveness of the Vodka segment of the Spirits industry. The industry has experienced a tremendous amount of growth in recent years and is not the fastest growing segment of the industry. The industry also employs thousands of people in the UK. Our report found that most of the Vodka that is sold in the UK is produced in Scotland.
We also found that the United Kingdom has a solid economy and an excellent infrastructure. The country has a national and international communications system that is technologically advanced. In addition, the countries transportation system is extremely efficient with railways, highways, airports and ports. These facts and the growth of the Vodka segment of the industry, make the United Kingdom an attractive market.
We recommend that the Polish company focus on the Vodka segment…… [Read More]
These interests underscore a premise concerning my professional development in a larger sense, which denotes that it is not simply advancement that will be gained through a continued acquisition of knowledge but that, indeed, such development may be necessary to simply remain competitive and competent in the field.
This is underscored by the premise arguing that "knowledge in many fields is doubling every two to three years, and your personal interests and needs are changing constantly. Being a motivated lifelong learner will allow you to ride the waves of change, remaining able to manage and achieve your evolving career and personal goals." (Carter et al., 3) Drawn from the report entitled Keys to College Studying, this offers the sentiment that my future is likely to be considerably more open to opportunity if I continue to strive to be knowledgeable and to remain active in my professional education.
Perhaps more than…… [Read More]
TransCanada is fighting people that are worried more about aesthetics and ideals rather than benefits to the consumer (TransCanada, 2013).
3.2 The significance of organization to issue and vice versa (330 words)
In the end, the issue that faces TransCanada is selling the pipeline to the public effectively enough, as well as to the populations that can green-light the project, so that the project goes forward and thus allowing TransCanada to deliver oil more efficiently and quickly than is currently possible given the current oil transportation infrastructure that exists. This is especially true given the advent of oil sands and fracking in the United States as well as parts of Canada (Koring, 2013). The gist of the issue is that many people support the pipeline but some are concerned and many of the people that are averse to the project are politicians that are trying to push green energy and/or…… [Read More]
Jazz Performance eport
Jazz in its essence is a group of assorted musicians seamlessly communicating with one another. The communication may be planned or take place in spontaneity as the musicians become one in music. Since the tempo, key, rhythm and etiquette of the music is so potent, the musicians allow for great excitement generated by the music to shine, thereby making spontaneous improvisation easier. Jazz is a constantly evolving music genre and is great music to dance to and enjoy (HJW).
Jazz grew in popularity quickly, and for the first half of the 20th century, it was the world's most popular music. This period produced great music that is being enjoyed even today by the young generation. This period in time was also one of the most depressing in history as the great depression struck by an influenza pandemic and citizens of the world endured the world wars and…… [Read More]
Concert Pavilion in Park
Project Manager's Responsibilities
Oversight of all procurement and construction, ensuring all inspections and sign-offs, approving bids for sub-contracted work, ensuring completed project meets expectations of client group.
Smith of Sundecks, Inc.
Project Team Members:
Provision of site and building specs and permits, arrange for inspections on schedule.
VP Procurement & Sales
Purchasing & sales
Soliciting & accepting bids, communicating with vendors, negotiating vendor contracts.
Customer relations & engineering
Communicating with client group through project duration, ensuring any changes to specs are addressed.
Ensure inspections are completed prior to construction,
Accounting Specialist & HR Manager
Accounts payable, benefits, & human resources
Paying all approved vendor invoices, issuing payroll checks, reconciling project accounts and book, ensuring compliance with county, state, &…… [Read More]
He has also learned to appreciate an even wider and more eclectic variety of music than even his mother enjoyed. But without an early musical foundation and exposure to music as a part of life, he does not think he would be nearly as adventurous. The pairing of certain musical styles against one another, like posh vs. common, classical vs. contemporary, and Mod vs. Rock, has more to do with personal, class-based and aesthetic self-definition, he felt, than the fact that one musical style is inherently superior to another musical style.
As he has grown older, Martin says that he listens more for personal taste, rather than to suit his tastes to a particular style because of personal self-definition. He attributes this to being more secure in his own identity. He says that he likes to listen to the music of his youth, although he also listens to a great…… [Read More]
9/11 and the ITPA
Under the National Security Act of 1947, the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) was charged with the task of coordinating all national intelligence activities within the U.S. government. One major reason for this change was the failure of coordination and analysis across the intelligence agencies in predicting the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Indeed, so glaring were the failures to 'connect the dots' in determining the intentions of the Japanese that they gave rise to at least as many conspiracy theories as the September 11 attacks, such as the idea that Franklin oosevelt knew about the attack in advance and permitted it to happen so the U.S. would enter the Second World War. In practice, the coordination of intelligence activities never really occurred, and many similar failures occurred in the future, such as the CIA's inability to predict the outbreak of the Korean War or…… [Read More]
The author of this report has been asked to answer regarding several different legal and/or ethic cases or questions. Those cases/situations are Wrench LLC vs. Taco Bell, California & Hawaiian Sugar Company vs. Sun Ship Inc., the general legal cases and practice of cybersquatting and general ethics. While these cases are controversial and the topic of many scholarly conversations, the outcomes that should have happened are quite clear.
egarding the Wrench LLC vs. Taco Bell case, it is clear that Taco Bell used the Wrench idea and just the idea that Chait/Day saying that they figured out the concept on their own was an obvious lie. Taco Bell did not act ethically as they took the idea offered to them by Wrench LLC and used as their own using Chait/Day as a proxy. egarding whether Taco Bell entered an implied-in-fact contract, they really did. The reason this is…… [Read More]
What follows in this report is an organizational assessment of an organization known as Society for Treatment of Autism. This assessment is broken into three major segments. The first segment is an organizational overview. The second segment is a comparison of the agency's words and mission to the empowerment model. Finally, there is an executive summary of the positive and negative implications for client and staff members of the organization.
The organization in question, as noted in the introduction, is the Society for Treatment of Autism. They are a member of the Autism Treatment Services of Canada and they are a dispenser of comprehensive treatments on a charitable basis and they get referrals via any number of methods and they take them all regardless of the source provided there is a need involved. All applicants are screened to ensure that they are appropriate for one or…… [Read More]
DVD MOVIE MAMMA MIA! THE MOVIE a MUSIC CLASS,.ON THE REACTION PAPER I NEED TO SPEAK ON THE THIRD PERSON LIKE FOR EXAMPLE I LIKE THE MOVIE ETC.... ALSO I NEED TO PAID ATTENTION TO WHAT KIND MUSIC IS ON AND TALK ABOUT THE MUSIC MORE THAN THE MOVIE, ALSO I NEED TO USED MLA TEMPLATE AND I NEED TO DO A BIOGRAPHY ON THE BACK OF THE PAPER TRY TO USED SIMPLE WORDS Ion botton requirements read carefully PLEASE IT SHOULD HAVE THE BIOGRAPHY ALSO biography put sources movie CONCERT REPORT DVD MUSIC MOVIE GUIDELINES (A REACTION PAPER) DO NOT DISCUSS THE HISTORY OF THE THEATRE, COMPOSER, OR MEDIUM (Unless relate music, defend reasoning) You include items reaction paper: List group / event title, composer(s), venue.
Phyllida Lloyd's film Mamma Mia! can largely be considered to be an attempt to praise the Swedish pop group ABBA, considering the numerous…… [Read More]
Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment (Harper Perennial, James Gaines), 2006.
Gaines' book discusses two of history's greatest men, each of whom became great for a different reason. One was a political leader and statesman the other a musician. he biography of each could not have been more different. Both had tough lives and both fought against enormous stakes but one lived in a palace and the other travelled from place to place living in some at most only 3 years. One sampled jail and the other saw his partner killed and was saved by being sent to the military. One was homosexual and the other happily married in love. Bach's love in contradistinction to that of Frederick was more serene and meaningful. His music absorbed him and made him happy. He was focused; his life purely devoted to cantatas…… [Read More]
La Mort D'Ophelie, Berlioz -- -Choir
Unity and Variety-emphasis upon unity
Structure of the Music
Purpose of the Music
Vier Gesange, Op. 17, Brahms-Choir
Unity and Variety
Structure of the Music
Purpose of the Music
istorical Period-Mid 1800s
Pavane in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 50
Unity and Variety
Structure of the Music
Purpose of the Music
Faure - Choir Fantasy in C-Minor For Piano
Unity and Variety-Emphasis upon unity
Structure of the Music
Purpose of the Music
Melody and armony-low pitch
Chorus and Orchesta by Beethoven.
Unity and Variety-Emphasis upon unity, but variety within one piece
Structure of the Music
Purpose of the Music
Tempo-Adagio and then Allegro
Melody and armony-igh emphasis upon pitch
Form-Romantic…… [Read More]
What is interesting about this way of parenting is that the parents are the ones who have to go out of their way to make sure that Alexander gets to all of his appointments, rehearsals and games on time. The parents are able to do this precisely because they are in an upper-middle-class economic level. Parents such as the ones in the McAllister family would not be able to take off from work early to bring their children to piano, choir and other lessons. This, undoubtedly, gives children like Alexander an advantage when it comes to how he will be prepared for the world. Lareau (2003) states that the Williams' parenting technique "embraces the logic of concerted cultivation. They consider Alexander's many commitments an essential component in his overall development."
There are many consistencies between Lareau's theories and what she witnessed inside the homes of the families she visited. First…… [Read More]
U.S. Agency International Development (USAID) http://www.usaid.gov / Write response questions . Write response/background report outline point form. Use headings subheadings organize response. Apply APA style guidelines grammar, spelling, punctuation, citing referencing.
Nature of the organization's mandate
Philosophical perspective, with respect to promoting global health
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the result of the Cold War doctrine related to international assistance. During the Kennedy Administration in the 1960s, the interest for assistance to low income countries and those affected by increased degrees of poverty has determined a need for a concerted action that would alleviate, to a certain extent, the pressures of impoverished national budgets and destroyed economies. In this sense, it was considered that developed countries, and especially the United States as the largest economic power of the Cold War, had the "moral duty" to assist countries in need (Committee on International elations, 2003). Despite this…… [Read More]
This too is a generalization
Dr. Judy is her most stereotypical in her section on "Men, women and dating" (chapter 13) where she informs men about women's desires and vice versa. She advises men for instance to send flowers -- but not all women like that. Some may prefer so -- called male trinkets such as books. She also advises men to cuddle; but some women may not like that either. To women, Dr. Judy advises that men like having a night out with the guys and would not profess devotion so soon. She also tells both men and women to adopt certain actions or to refrain from certain actions that may repel the other sex. Dr. Judy categorizes and by doing so (and refraining from telling her reader that she is doing so) is doing her reader a disservice.
She also categorizes in the stages of hooking. Nothing can…… [Read More]
The idea of poverty and hunger in Australia is quite a contentious issue. There is no doubt that there is hunger -- most in Aboriginal communities. However, Australian politicians argue that relative measures of wealth and poverty are meaningless and hide the abject conditions of many Australians. Statistics also show that 13% of Australians live in poverty, 3% of Australia's children. It is not so much that the poor as a class is growing, but rather than becoming poorer in absolute terms and really becoming more numerous (Cenus of Population and Housing Characteristics, 2002). In fact, the 2007 UNICEFF report on child poverty found that Australia had the 14th highest rate of child poverty and hunger (An Overview of Child Well-Being in ich Countries, 2007).
ecommendations -- Clearly, the situation in Australia, much like Europe and the United States, is not one of availability of food, but of distribution and…… [Read More]
The sightseeing expedition did not report a particular flight plan. The charter was used for this flight in spite of recent reports of problems due to a shortage of available charters on the private island airport.
The island runway ascended into foggy and hazy conditions that were reportedly worsening.
Management: The pilot was not in contact with an management oversight but management did play a part in the shortcoming of certain procedures, including the allowance of the plane to fly without proper run-up procedures and the its allowance to fly in spite of carrying too much weight.
Contributing causes to the accident were pilot inexperience, which allowed the pilot to take to the air in spite of less than ideal meteorological, mechanical and experiential conditions, as well as poor procedural attention to an aircraft with clear mechanical problems. The probable cause of the accident was a mechanical…… [Read More]
But Emma's not my best friend anymore. Over the summer, she changed. People say she's getting 'older' and growing up, but I don't see how staring in the mirror all of the time and obsessing about clothes and makeup makes you a grown-up. Now, according to Emma, I'm a total loser because I wear socks. Somehow, I just didn't get that memo. So, instead of Emma, I have Wheeler Diggs following me home from school to hang out with my dad.
I guess being a grown-up is making lemons out of lemonade. So even though I can't get to Carnegie Hall -- yet -- I've been trying to practice, practice, practice on the Perfectone as hard as I can. There is a competition known as the Perform-A-Rama. I've been trying to take it as seriously as possible, even though it's hard to take playing the theme songs to my father's…… [Read More]
The first two murders that follow the suffocation of rs. Eagleton seem clearly connected -- one at a hospital, another at a concert. But then follows other killings accompanied by symbols that seem deliberate, like a bus driver who crashes his bus to get a transplant for his daughter. Also, despite this apparent link through symbols, Seldom points out that there is always an 'uncertainty principle,' even in mathematics. Seldom points to Gdel's Theorem which much like Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle in science, suggests that despite all appearances, there is always the element of the unpredictable -- for example, the landlady could have died by natural causes. Additionally, the mathematical murder could be unsolvable, although conveniently during the narrative the once 'unsolvable' Fermat's Last Theorem is solved, acting as inspiration to Seldom and his unnamed sidekick.… [Read More]
As one would expect, those with children and teens tended to increase visits in the summer. While the older demographic groups dominated during the winter months. Seasonal fluctuations in Cornwall follow typical patterns found in non-tropical regions. The tourism trade in Cornwall depends on the influx of seasonal visitors during the warm summer months.
According to statistics from the Cornwall Tourism Board (2007), the largest percentage of visitors were from Devon. This is more than likely due to proximity more than any other factor. Other visitors can be broken down into the following general locations.
Percentage of Total Visitors to Cornwall
Source: Cornwall Tourism Board, 2007
It might be noted that Cornish residents were excluded from the survey. Therefore, these percentages only represent non-local tourism. One might notice that overseas tourism has a greater impact in numbers of tourism…… [Read More]
Rather, the issue needs to be seen from all angles to truly evaluate the needs and responses to these risks as they are identified.
a. List the potential threats and uncertainties associated with staging the Rock 'n'
Reggae concert using the information contained in this case description.
Threats will include drunken or otherwise inebriated fans, accidental fires (especially from electricity or smoking). Also, acts of God such as weather disasters must be factored in.
b. As noted in the scenario, the capacity of the stadium is 8000. Similar sized concert data were referenced in preparation for that given year in the United States. Deaths should considered to give an adequate barometer for preparation for a worst case scenario (Upton, 2004) .
In an international study that the team used in preparation for this project, 136 hundred and thirty-six victims died in 29 separate incidents that occurred in 20 different countries/territories:…… [Read More]
Whatever time duration is arrived at, the researcher should at least determine (preferably from the respondent) the time duration that the respondent will use as a reference, so it is clearer whether the proportion or percentage given is more or less than the eight-hour period provided as an example earlier.
When did you first start chewing gum?
While this is a simple and good enough question to ask about the respondent's first usage and consumption of a chewing gum, there is a possibility that s/he might not recall the first time s/he chewed a gum. This would leave the respondent unsure that it would take time for him/her to answer the question, and could even lead to an unanswered question in the survey. To account for this uncertainty, the question could be phrased, "Based on what you can recall (or based on your recollection), when did you first start chewing…… [Read More]
Dvorak occasionally said he simply wished to convey the elemental feelings ordinary people for their native art and resented his musical project being used to serve politics: "But what have we two to do with politics? Let us be glad that we are privileged to serve our beautiful art alone" (Hollander 317).
Dvorak vacillated between the importance of politics in the context of art. At the time of the composition of Symphony No.5 in F Major, Op.76. "the composer was faced at that time with the tempting prospect of writing German operas for Dresden and Vienna -- offers that caused him serious misgivings, because if he responded he feared he would be betraying the Czech national cause" (Clapham 1961, p.105). But eventually he returned to the nationalist source of his original inspiration: "The main theme of the symphony was inspired by witnessing the arrival in Prague of an express train…… [Read More]
ather than functioning solely as a sporting event, the '84 Summer Games delivered a broader scope of entertainment never before seen or attempted. The event encompassed entertainment not only in the form of sporting competition, but also in music and arts (Masterman, 2004). It is now understood that special events possess a powerful role in the society.
2012 Olympic closing ceremony will be a mega event as it will have a large effect on the entire economy of the UK. The event is going to get huge media coverage that is why it is important to adopt right marketing strategy for this event.
Issues of human resource management
Human resource management is vey important aspect of this grand event. The better evetn mangers and event management organizations understand the labor force and employs hired for the event the better resources can be allocated to effective recruitment and retaining strategies.
Workers…… [Read More]
The cultural activity I attended was a performance at Bell Auditorium in Augusta, Georgia, on November 9th, 2017. It was entitled “The Music of Journey” and, upon hearing the title, I expected to be taken on a journey of music throughout time. I was very surprised to see that it was actually the music of “Journey” the band that was formed in the 1970’s.
The venue itself was nice. The one thing that stood out to me was that the floor seating had round tables with a centerpiece that looked like a candle. The arrangement resembled the kind of table arrangement that you would see at a fancy restaurant. The upper seating area where we sat was more of the traditional auditorium or stadium seating. At least this aspect of the experience was in line with what I expected—not that any of it was bad; it was just surprising.
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Vice refers specifically to crimes of a moral nature and usually refers specifically to prostitution, gambling, and also the dealing of drugs. Vice activities are defined differently by different communities and in general do not represent the laws of the nation or even of the state. Moreover, vice crimes are to be contrasted with crimes of a violent nature. Vice crime is community-defined; local laws generally reflect the social and political beliefs of its citizens as well as their expectations of the character of the jurisdiction. The town of Spurberry has a relatively low incidence of violent crime but vice crime is relatively common. Therefore, the Spurberry Police Department has had to beef up its vice squad in response to the growing needs of the community.
Spurberry is a mid-sized suburban town in the American Midwest with a population of 20, 371. The population is largely middle-class and mostly Caucasian.…… [Read More]
Wild Horse Saloon for the purpose of exploring hospitality management skills. The writer spent time at the dance club and read some published articles about the venue to be able to present this information in the paper. There were three sources used to complete this paper.
The Wild Horse Saloon is known worldwide for its country western performers as well as the ambiance it provides for its patrons. The Wild Horse Saloon is a venue that is used for many thing including television shows, talent contests, and nightly dance sessions. For the purpose of evaluating hospitality management skills the Wild Horse Saloon is an excellent venue to compare to well-known skills.
The Wild Horse Saloon provides the world with music. It has many functions, not the least of which is a currently ongoing talent show that rivals American Idol. In addition there are televisions shows filmed there and the performances…… [Read More]
The author of this response is asked to look at a project management scenario. There are two questions posed with that scenario that the author of this response is expected to answer. The first question is what the critical path is for RockFest and how long the project will take given the paths involved. The second question asks the author what activities the author of crash if step B ends up taking five weeks instead of the currently projected three weeks.
The critical path of the project is A-B-D-E-F-G-O. The duration of the project under that critical path would be 34 weeks. There are other project arcs that are fairly close to the critical path in terms of length, but the one listed above is at least four weeks longer than all of the others. The second closest project arc is A-B-P, which comes to 30…… [Read More]
If you have yet to eat in a casino -- trust me as one who eats in one several times a week -- you are truly missing out on a fantastic culinary experience.
After dinner, most casinos have bars and nightclubs to entertain you. This fits it with the theme of being a multi-purpose entertainment center. In some venues, sports bars are popular. They give gamblers and non-gamblers alike a means to escape the craziness of the floor. Sports bars provide a casual meeting point for people and a venue to relax after a hard day's vacationing, not to mention a place to watch the games on which they have placed a wager. Nightclubs allow guests to blow off steam. The clubs offer a wide range of music and entertainment options, and provide an additional drinking venue as well.
Another major form of entertainment, often overlooked, is shopping. People not…… [Read More]
Songs for win ower
For the United States, the events of September 11, 2001, and the post-9/11 developments arc full of historical drama. In he 9/11 Commission Report, the summary of the drama is stark: 'On September 11, the nation suffered the largest loss of life-2,973-- on its soil as a result of hostile attack in its history.' his description is usually accompanied by countless stories and mini- histories involving persons, families, workers. Citizens of the U.S. And of other nations too, near and far from New York and Washington, DC, found their comings and goings full of new meaning.
Union Square had become a public site for families and friends of the dead, grieving their losses or seeking the missing by posting photos, laments, poems, prayers. hey also scrawled their epithets of rage. he unity of work and remembrance, forged amid unfolding trauma, reminded me of the families of…… [Read More]
6% holding in Lloyds following huge losses at both during the credit crisis" (Gupta. S. March 16, 2011) point to the need for stronger regulation of the financial sector. The UK banking system which is one of the most successful and innovative in the world must continue to have autonomy in its operations. Over regulation will only stifle an industry which is a key to the return of a strong economy, particularly in light of the austerity measures of the coalition government which will slow government expenditures to buttress an economic recovery. A greater emphasis on firm specific activities which will encompass leverage, capital ratios, balance sheet assets and liabilities is not over regulation but rather smarter regulation.
In contemplating reform the FCA will ensure that the focus of the financial sector is on the individuals who utilize their products not the shareholders who reap the gains from profits. The…… [Read More]
They gain a sense of distance, distust, and constaint in thei institutional expeiences, a distust that is common to White woking class Italian households, and Black woking class housing pojects alike. Middle class childen lean to egad leisue time as a time of skill building, to deal with stanges, even stange adults, to look these adults in the eye, and to compot themselves like membes of the pivileged class. This is paticulaly cucial in a nation of advancement like Ameica, wheeby one's social and oute demeano tanslates into one's educational oppotunities, evaluation of one's job pefomance, and the ability to advance in a still class-bound society.
The findings and implications fo teaches
What can teaches do to emedy such findings? Teaches can seek awaeness within thei own minds and backgounds. They must ty to tanslate that geate class and cultual awaeness into monitoing the pogess of students fom cultually depived…… [Read More]
Companies such as XYZ Widget Corporation are well situated to take advantage of burgeoning markets in developing nations, particularly in Asia and Africa.
2. XYZ can grow its business by expanding its operations to certain developing nations in ways that profit the company as well as the impoverished regions that are involved, particularly when marketing efforts are coordinated with nongovernmental organizations operating in the region.
3. Several constraints and challenges must be overcome in order to succeed in selling to impoverished regions of the world.
4. Time is of the essence. First movers will enjoy distinct competitive advantages over their counterparts who adopt a "wait-and-see" approach to targeting the poor in developing nations as potential markets.
The world's population has never been larger, and there are more poor people today than ever before in history. Current trends provide some mixed messages concerning the direction that poverty is taking in…… [Read More]
More than 90% of California's population which is estimated to be 33 million residing in areas having bad air quality? The CAB in concert with the local air pollution control districts are in the process of regulating fresh and existing sources of pollution with the aim to control emissions. The Enforcement Division -- ED of the Board has included more and more serious responsibilities in every area of the State inspecting heavy duty vehicles, smoke emissions. Besides, it prevents school buses running on diesel from idling for too long a period very close to the tender lungs of children.
The CAB Enforcement Program during 1997 speaks of its illustrious achievement. These are (i) Closure of citations in 3442 cases (ii) Total penalties collected is $29,850,475 (iii) 3253 cases of mobile source / citations closed for more than $8.7M. (iv) 50 diesel fleet cases terminated for more than $3.1M. (v) 12…… [Read More]
.. If one of the goals of the healthcare system is to promote health and prevent illness and injury, it may be logical to start with those who work in the system." (Yassi, Ostry, Spiegel, and Walsh, 2002, p.1)
Presently the healthcare environment is characterized by nurse shortages of 25% of the entire nursing force. It is held that the working conditions along with job stress negatively impact the nursing force and its turnover rate. Injuries are also reported by nursing staff. It is likely that the nursing shortage is the number one challenge in today's healthcare provision. The negative work environment negatively impacts the nursing professional and their decision to either leave or to potentially fail altogether to enter the profession.
Naturally when there is a shortage of any type of professional worker some area suffers their absence and when this concept is applied in the field of healthcare…… [Read More]
Economic Events: 1980-1989
the decade of greed. The era of onald eagan when the rich got richer and the poor got poorer. Despite this common wisdom, 1980 started off auspiciously. On May 8, 1980 the World Health Organization hailed "one of the century's greatest medical accomplishments," the final and total eradication of smallpox (Dickson 247). But how quickly times change - barely a quarter century has passed and this same disease is making headlines once again.
Attitudes change also. While many in this day and age would still agree that the 1980's was a selfish period in American history, a sea-change has occurred in the rhetoric issuing forth from Washington D.C. In a very fundamental way, party politics has been thrust aside as concerns for homeland security take precedence over petty partisanship. Michael Barone notes this in his analysis of a speech made by Democrat ichard Gephardt in the Summer…… [Read More]
My work as a management consultant means that I must analyze and assess the marketing sector of the pharmaceutical company in a continuous and ongoing fashion. This means that I need to provide help in shedding light on the company's top management as a means of comprehending how the activity of this department is evolving in reference to concrete strategies, goals which are not realized and fundamental performance indicators which report smaller values when compared with the exact same period of the previous year. This paper will look at the unique case of Capellon, a company which is currently in a marked decrease in sales, despite a marked financial and staff push to increase their sales. This paper will discuss the unique needs and stressors of this company and will determine the specific weaknesses which are leading it to be so dysfunctional. Finally, the paper will discuss a particular,…… [Read More]
The use of the Internet and social networks will continue to accelerate in their use of learning platforms as a result. The design principles of Web 2.0 technologies as shown in Appendix a will also continue to have a significant impact on how social networks used in society in general and in education specifically (Kraemer, 2009). The long-term effect will be the accelerating adoption of Internet technologies to support higher education at the graduate and post-graduate levels.
3.0 Web Traffic Plan for MarketNet
In devising a Web traffic plan to boost the awareness, interest, desire and action (AIDA) for the MarketNet Facebook networking group, the precise definition of objectives is critical. These objectives must be global in scope to maximize the reach of MarketNet for students in other colleges and universities as well. The objectives must also be measurable and quantifiable to determine the extent they are attained. They also…… [Read More]
Additionally the company is inceasingly concened with meeting the enegy needs of people and oganizations thoughout the wold ("Company Pofile"). To this end Exxon Mobil is committed to "exploation and poduction of cude oil and natual gas; the manufactue of petoleum poducts; and the tanspotation and sale of cude oil, natual gas, and petoleum poducts ("Company Pofile")." In addition Exxon Mobile is a pimay poduce and makete of both commodity and specialty petochemicals. The company is also involved in the owneship and management of electic powe geneation facilities. The company is also involved in seveal aeas of eseach that allow the company to suppot opeations, expeience constant impovement ("Company Pofile"). The company has fou distinct business sphees though which it opeates. The sphee ae efeed to as upsteam, downsteam, chemical and technology.
The Upsteam business sect efes to Exxon Mobil's asset base ("Company Pofile"). This base is significant, involves seveal…… [Read More]
Mobile Loyalty ackground
The mobile telephone system is part of a global communication sector that has a number of distinct but interlinked elements. Whether one talks on a telephone, searches the net, emails, sends texts or downloads and participates in web-generated data sharing, one is using the mobile telephone network more and more, to the point where it and some of the competing companies appear to be reaching their service capacities. Or at least this seems to be the case when it comes to doing what these large providers should be best at: adding and keeping customers. Maintaining a loyal buyer base -- one that truly likes and advocates for the provider -- or at least happily retaining one beyond a small contract period is critical for any company that wants to be able to serve the global marketplace (Sharpley, 2009).
Underlying many of the customer service practices and promises…… [Read More]
Due to the apparently low level of contagion, the need for public awareness is not urgent, but it is still necessary. Warnings to stay away from the convention area and to report to a local hospital if symptoms developed after being in the area or in contact with someone who had been at the convention should be issued (CDC 2009).
The known details of the attack, however, should not be released, as it is likely to create panic and bolster the terrorists' optimism. Federal assistance should be immediately sought, not necessarily for control of the spread of the disease but for the investigation and apprehension of suspects. All available resources should be called in as soon as possible in order to counter the attack. As far as treatment of the attack goes, mass prophylaxis of all convention attendees and those who have come into contact with infected individuals should be…… [Read More]
Internet on Life
hy the Internet is the Most Useful Invention of our Generation
The Internet is the most useful invention of our generation. The accumulated effects of the Internet include significant contributions in the areas of education, the creation of jobs and furthering of professions, and an exponential increase in the amount and variety of entertainment for leisure time. It is the intent of this paper to evaluate the pros and cons or advantages and disadvantages of the Internet in the areas of education, professional and leisure activities.
Advantages of the Internet in Education
There are a myriad of contributions the Internet has made to education, in addition to the many innovations occurring today in the context of individualized instruction. The development of e-learning management systems for example, which can unify an entire semesters' worth of work together into a sequential, well-defined series of steps, has shown significant potential…… [Read More]
Current Events in the Lives of Blink-182
Formed by Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus in 1992, Blink-182 went on to wide acclaim as American punk rockers until 2005, when the group disbanded for a time after the loss of Delonge due to rising tensions among the members of the band. Unlike many punk rock groups that enjoyed only fleeting fame, the enduring messages of the band's music and their musicality helped them overcome this setback and they were successfully reunited in 2009. To determine the recent and current events in the lives of the members of Blink-182, this paper provides a review of the relevant peer-reviewed and popular press, followed by a summary of the research and important findings concerning the band in the conclusion.
Review and Analysis
Formerly known as Blink when it was founded in 1992 by Mark Hoppus and Tom Delonge, Blink-182 was essentially a garage band…… [Read More]