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Designing a Benefit Plan & Job Description

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Golf Course Designer

Job Description

Golf has grown to be one of the most recreational and enjoyed activities in the United States. Even with all of the golf courses out there, new ones are designed, created and sculpted every day. Indeed, all of the populated continents and most of the countries in the world have at least one golf course. Even plain and average-looking golf courses require a lot of planning, pre-design and preparation. This is where an adept gold course designer comes in and that is what Acme Golf Course Consulting Services is looking for.

Acme Golf Course Consulting Services is in need of a golf course designer that is forward thinking, able to design the golf courses that our clients dream of and desire and at a price point that is agreeable to everyone involved. Of course, no single golf course is going to be easy to design and implement. However, any adept golf course designer that works for Acme Golf Course Consulting Services will be able to comes up with a course that fits the bill for the customer.

Any golf course designed for Acme Golf Course Consulting Services will be expected to do the following and…… [Read More]

References

ACP,. (2014). Golf Course Design Career | Education | Information. TheArtCareerProject.com. Retrieved 25 May 2015, from  http://www.theartcareerproject.com/golf-course-design/650/ 

Reed, S., & Bogardus, A. (2015). PHR/SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification deluxe study guide.

SHRM,. (2015). SHRM Online - Society for Human Resource Management. SHRM.org. Retrieved 25 May 2015, from http://www.shrm.org
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Organizational Change Why Change Happens

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Leadership Case Study

Callaway Golf Changes Leadership

Loosing a company CEO can be like a large family loosing a father. The driving force of the entire organization is suddenly gone, and the group is faced with discovering just how much they all relied on, and looked to the departed leader for guidance. Passing away in 2001, Ely Callaway left behind a legacy which described him as irascible, amusing, loquacious, entirely innovative, and as smart a businessman as ever swung a seven iron. Soon after his death, it became clear how big a divot his departure will make in the world of golf. Testimonials flowed from archrivals in the golf-equipment biz and star players who swung Callaway's classy clubs. Many remembered him as a friend, a mentor, and -- most of all -- a maverick.

While learned business skills can be replaced, the attitudes which infuse a company with drive to compete in the marketplace is something that goes deeper in a man than the education he has received. Attitudes flow from convictions and character, and the attitudes of an organization's leader flow down into every aspect of the organization. In recent years, research into leadership styles has demonstrated that the…… [Read More]

Resources

Ely Callaway: Callaway Golf Company Founder and CEO Emeritus

1919-2001 (2001) Retrieved 15 Nov 2003. from Callaway golf. Website: http://www.callawaygolf.com/corporate/ElyTribute/ElyBio.asp.

Hyman, Mark. (2001, July 23)

Ely Callaway: He Did It His Way Retrieved Nov 15, 2003. From Business week online. Website: www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/01_30/b3742063.htm
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Advances in Nanomaterials and Their Applications

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Nanomaterials

Advances in Nanomaterials and Their Applications

Nanomaterials, including carbon nanofibers and nanotubes, are being explored extensively for their use and application in multiple manufacturing domains. One of the most eager manufacturing sectors to incorporate nanomaterials into their midst is the athletics gear and sporting industries. Tennis rackets, surf, skate, and snow boards, skis, ski poles, boats, bicycles, hockey sticks, baseball bats, golf clubs and balls are all potentially transformed by the use of nanomaterials. Other athletics applications of nanomaterials include sports stadium materials, artificial turf, running track surfaces, clothing, and gymnasium equipment (Chunyan, 2011). While nanomaterials are proving promising from design, implementation, and development perspectives, there are also significant safety issues that need to be taken into consideration by engineers, manufacturers, and industry regulators.

The root word "nano" comes from the Greek meaning dwarf because the particles are extremely small and require special technologies for visualization as well as manipulation (Hickman, 2002). Earliest manifestation of nanoparticles in manufactured goods is as old as ancient Roman glass from 2000 years ago "where clusters of Au (gold) nanoparticles were used to generate vivid colors," (Pitkethly, 2004, p. 20). In the Middle Ages, evidence of similar nanoparticles in ceramics have been recorded…… [Read More]

References

3M (2013). 3M nanomaterials strengthen sports gear. Retrieved online:  http://news.3m.com/blog/top-stories/3m-nanomaterials-strengthen-sports-gear 

Abraham, T. (n.d.). Nanotechnology and nanomaterials -- applications and global market analysis. Retrieved online: http://www.aibn.uq.edu.au/Download/NSF/Thomas_Abraham_iRAP.pdf

Chunyan, L (2011). Study on application of biosafety of nano-materials in sports engineering. Future Computer Science and Education (ICFCSE, 2011).

DeJong, K.P. & Geus, J.W. (2007). Carbon nanofibers: Catalytic synthesis and applications. Catalytic Reviews 42(4): 481-510.
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Facility Research Red Rock Country

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New home construction in the community also alters water usage issues. Bob Wilbert is the head of maintenance of the facility and oversees all internal and subcontracted maintenance and upkeep of the grounds and facilities.

The administrative structure of the facility includes:

Successful criteria employment

General Manger oversees all staff, including temporary and permanent employees in catering and facilities management

Controller facilitates all accounting and financial needs and maintains records.

The facility does not offer a box office or ticketing, but reservations for golf and tennis are suggested. The facility has 550 golf members and over 1000 sport and social members. So use of the tennis and golf facilities are in high demand. The golf shop schedules tee times every 10 minutes and the tennis facility has 30 minute to 3 hours reservations for tennis courts. Availability for walk in is always a possibility but does not take priority over scheduled events.

10. ***Does the facility meet ADA requirements? In which areas are they compliant? Not compliant?

A: Compliant in all ADA requirements

Miscellaneous Facilities Issues:

The parking structure of the facility has approximately 250 spots plus 75 spots for complimentary and event valet parking. The facility is not a…… [Read More]

References

Red Rock Country Club Website www.redrockcountryclub.com

Sunrise Company Website at  http://www.sunriseco.com/ 

Summerlin Community Website at http://www.summerlin.com/home.html

University of LV Libraries Website at http://www.library.unlv.edu/arch/aia/awa2003/b03016.html
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Examination of Pgja Programs

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Junior golf is an excellent way to teach youth from various socioeconomic backgrounds, races and gender, how to develop into fair, honest, and confident individuals. The nine core values of junior golf: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment, can help a kid or teen new to the sport, learn how to be better at the game and better in life. This is because the core values help youth transition from on the field to off, becoming well-rounded individuals. The case sought to discover if the nine core values of junior golf had a positive impact on the lives of youth participating in the junior golf program. This was done through asking questions and seeing if their answers matched up the core beliefs instilled in the program.

The reason this case was selected for analysis is because it enabled exploration of various aspects of sport and learning as well as the kind of impact sports had on youth. So many children do not have access to golf as a sport because it is an expensive sport to play. However, the PJGA Junior Golf Clinic and the South Carolina Junior Golf Association aimed to allow more kids from…… [Read More]

References

Ar-yuwat, S., Clark, M., Hunter, A., & James, K. (2013). Determinants of physical activity in primary school students using the health belief model. Journal Of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 2013(6), 119. http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/jmdh.s40876

Bean, E., Whitley, M., & Gould, D. (2014). Athlete impressions of a character-based sports program for underserved youth. Journal Of Sport Behavior, 1-10.

Campbell, J., Cothren, D., Rogers, R., Kistler, L., Osowski, A., Greenauer, N., & End, C. (2011). Sport fans' impressions of gay male athletes. Journal Of Homosexuality, 58(5), 597-607. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2011.563658

Kulesza, M., Grossbard, J., Kilmer, J., Copeland, A., & Larimer, M. (2014). Take one for the team? Influence of team and individual sport participation on high school athlete substance use patterns.Journal Of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 23(4), 217-223. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1067828x.2013.786928
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Oakmont Country Club the Background

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" Johnny Miller, famous golfer and tournament champion in the 1970s and early 1980s. (Dulac, Oakmont Country Club: Awakening the Beast, 2007)

"You can hit 72 greens in regulation in the Open at Oakmont and not come close to winning." Arnold Palmer, famous golfer. (Dulac).

"The golf course is going to be one of the toughest tests we've ever played in a U.S. Open, especially if it's dry, it will be unreal because those greens are so severe." American icon Tiger Woods. (Oakmont: Rock & Roll ( & roll & roll & roll) nightmare, 2007)

Video and Pictures -- there are a number of graphic and video sources for the course, but some interesting additions might be:… [Read More]

REFERENCES

Oakmont: Rock & Roll ( & roll & roll & roll) nightmare. (2007, June 9). Retrieved from Pittsburg Post-Gazette: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/golf-us-open/oakmont-rock-roll-roll-roll-roll-nightmare-488737/

Oakmont Country Club. (2010, June). Retrieved from National Parks Department: http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=1880&ResourceType=District

Olympia Fields Country Club. (2013, January). Retrieved from GolfNow: http://www.golfnow.com/course-directory/illinois-golf-courses/olympia-fields-golf-courses/olympia-fields-country-club-south-course

Dulac, G. (2007, February 11). Oakmont clears trees to revive Scottish-lins look for U.S. Open. Retrieved from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/golf-us-open/oakmont-clears-trees-to-revive-scottish-links-look-for-us-open-471759/
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Williamsburg as Our Region With

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Larry Tee, for instance, an inhabitant who started the Berliniamsburg club in Williamsburg, which is credited with popularizing Electroclash, one of the neighborhood's best-known cultural exports explained that: "Six months ago, Williamsburg was terminally hip. Now it's become designated as a safe space for nice people who have boring 9 to 5 jobs." 11

Urban Golf can redo some of that mustiness whilst fusing Bohemianism with funkiness. Artists used to love the grittiness of Williamsburg. Youth used to revel in its charm and trendy flavor. Now deep-pocketed developers are starting to develop the city and Williamsburg, as it was then, is starting to close aside from the fact that the different communities are moving further apart rather than closer together. Urban Golf could be sustainable by attracting diverse people into the area and turning the residence into a useful place. The Urban Golf concept has helped diverse social groups meet each other by providing relaxation and a common ledge of interest. It could do the same here.… [Read More]

References

DAILY SLOPE,| Park Slope Neighborhood, Brooklyn, NY "Does "Hipster" automatically equal Brooklyn?"

http://www.dailyslope.com/2007/04/30/does-hipster-automatically-equal-brooklyn/

Ferguson, Sarah. "Hipsters Defend Brooklyn." Village Voice. 29 March 2005

http://www.villagevoice.com/2005-03-29/news/hipsters-defend-brooklyn&page=1
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The Importance of Sports

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Rosemary Rivera

Building social skills and character in young children of all socioeconomic backgrounds, race and genders through junior golf programs.

Golf is a game of learned behavior and learned skills. When youths are taught golf, it enables the weaving of junior golf and character building activities into lessons that help prepare kids and teens to perform better in the real world. This is due in part to the core values instructors teach and develop in junior golfers that are incorporated throughout junior golf programs. Parents are encouraged to reinforce these behaviors through reflection and discussion, covering the topics and lessons learned in the program. Junior golf programs like The First Tee teaches participants integrity, teamwork, communication, and a handful of other valuable skills via hands-on activities and reflects Albert Bandura's social learning theory in that through observation or direct instruction can help children learn. (Thesis Statement)

Games that require them to implement skills like integrity and honesty are seen through the tallying of their own score and determining if their ball stayed within the boundaries of the course. The junior golf program places emphasis on teaching life lessons through golf. While learning golf skills, juniors learn how to handle…… [Read More]

References

Bean, E., Whitley, M., & Gould, D. (2014). Athlete Impressions of a Character-Based Sports Program for Underserved Youth. Journal Of Sport Behavior, 37(1), 3-23.

Messner, M. (2011). Gender Ideologies, Youth Sports, and the Production of Soft Essentialism.Sociology Of Sport Journal, 28, 151-170.

Psychology Today, (2016). Social Learning Theory -- Psychology Today. Psychologytoday.com. Retrieved 11 June 2016, from https://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/social-learning-theory

Rosenstock, I., Strecher, V., & Becker, M. (1988). Social Learning Theory and the Health Belief Model.Health Education & Behavior, 15(2), 175-183. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/109019818801500203
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Shades of Green This Project

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This also means that the prices must be reasonable. The resort also has an opportunity to make substantial revenue from this asset because it is open to the general public.

Entertainment- entertainment also has the capacity to generate revenue for the resort. The resort has banquet facilities that can accommodate bands and other types of entertainment. These banquet facilities were added on as part of the restoration of the resort and have proven to be a valuable revenue generating asset.

Gift Shop/Souvenir Items- Because the resort is located so close to Disney land and designed to accommodate families the resort sells souvenirs and other products in its gift shop. Therefore the gift shop is a revenue generating asset. Once again the resort has to be careful to sell the memorabilia and other items at a discounted price because these items are available throughout the city.

Rentals/services-there are several things that guess can rent while vacationing at the resort. For instance it cost $5 per night to rent a crib (Shades of Green Fact Sheet). In addition, washing machines are coin operated and located on resort grounds. There is also a fee associated with childcare. Additionally Check Cashing is available for…… [Read More]

Bibliography

United States ArmyFiscal Year 2004 MWR Annual. Retrieved September 11, 2005 from; Report. http://www.army.mil/cfsc/documents/planning/Annual_Report2004.pdf

Armed Forces Recreation Center. Retrieved September 11, 2005 from; http://www.armymwr.com/portal/travel/recreationcenters/

Armed Forces Recreation Centers Expand in Florida, Germany. Retrieved September 11, 2005 from; http://www.defense.gov/news/Jul2002/n07012002_200207015.html

Armed Forces Recreational Center Uses Federal Government ESPC to Achieve Goals. Retrieved September 11, 2005 from; http://www.trane.com/commercial/library/shdsgreen.asp
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Winter Dreams the Tension Between Democratic and

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Winter Dreams" the tension between democratic and aristocratic values in America

"Winter Dreams" depicts the struggles of a middle-class character who is attempting to prove himself 'worthy' of a woman of American, blue-blooded aristocracy. At the beginning of the story, the hero Dexter is acting as a caddy at a golf course where most of the patrons are of a far higher social class than the caddies. Dexter, a member of the middle class and the son of a grocer, is offended by the treatment he receives at the hands of a much younger girl and abruptly quits, in an attempt to preserve his dignity. This determination to seem like a member of the elite classes will remain with Dexter for the rest of his life. He is continually torn between the value of democracy and the unpretentiousness of his home and the sort of society he covets, which is of the upper echelons of the American class system.

This determination to seem of a higher class than he is haunts Dexter for most of his life. "Thee quality and the seasonability of these winter dreams varied, but the stuff of them remained. They persuaded Dexter several years later to…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. Full e-text available at http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/f/fitzgerald/f_scott/gatsby/chapter5.html

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. "Winter Dreams." Full e-text available at http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/winterd/winter.html

Lieber, Ron. "Placing the blame as students are mired in debt." The New York Times.

29 May 2010. [13 Jul 2012] http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/29/your-money/student-loans/29money.html?pagewanted=all
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Management the Product That I

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The overall economy is growing slowly, and those within our target market have not experienced the steep decline in employment that other demographics have suffered. Income levels in our target demographic have changed little as the result of the recession, so there is little cause for concern about the economic macroenvironment when launching this product. Golf continues to be a popular sport, despite flatlining interest in the United States (Nohcud, 2008). There is strong growth in golf overseas, in Asia in particular, and this provides encouragement for the long-term growth prospects of the Tracker.

One marketing issue that needs to be researched is with respect to the culture of golf, in particular the target market of the Tracker. This is important because the tone of the advertising message will be in part dictated by the culture of our golfing target market -- it could be jocular or it could be informative for example. This research will also help us to refine our target market definition, which at this point is merely an estimate. The better we understand our psychographics in particular, the more easily Tracker will be able to reach the target consumer.

The research objectives should be to have…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Nohcud, S. (2007). Why golf's popularity has mushroomed. iSnare. Retrieved February 3, 2011 from http://www.isnare.com/?aid=186590&ca=Sports
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Habits of Highly Effective People

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Our patrons pay a decent fee to play and become members in our course, and they deserve to be treated with principles and integrity, in fact, I am sure many of them expect it. People are at the heart of our concern and without them none of us would survive, and so, they should be at the forefront of our management philosophy.

Perhaps the most important aspect of these Seven Habits is integrity, and Covey refers to it consistently throughout the book. He writes, "People can seek to understand, remember the little things, keep their promises, clarify and fulfill expectations, and still fail to build reserves of trust if they are inwardly duplicitous" (Covey 195). This is a vital concept for the staff and management to remember at Woodmont. Why? Because how we deal with each other eventually trickles down to the patrons, and if we treat each other with a lack of integrity, eventually we will treat the patrons and members with that lack of integrity, as well, and that could adversely affect the entire operation. Ultimately, our Seven Habits should help make us better people, but should lead us to be a better organization, as well, and I…… [Read More]

References

Covey, Stephen F. Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. New York: Fireside, 1990.
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Sports Law

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Sports Law

Over the last several decades, there has been a transformation in Australia's sports laws. This was in response to the issues of racism and prejudice based on a number of factors (most notably: race or gender). As a result, these changes have made it easier for everyone to compete and have access to various sports. To fully understand what is taking place requires carefully examining these changes. This will be accomplished by focusing on: natural justice, the differences between the cases of Waverly Municipal Council v Swain with Neagle v Rottnest Island Authority and how discrimination law is applied. Together, these elements will highlight the shifts that have occurred in this area of sports law.

Discuss the natural justice process in sport tribunals. Should athletes at domestic or professional level be able to have legal representation?

The process of natural justice is when a tribunal will render a decision and the various parties will abide by these provisions. If someone believes that they are being treated unfairly, there is a process of appealing this ruling to a higher authority. However, given the emotionalism of sports, many parties will never feel completely satisfied by any decisions. When this happens,…… [Read More]

References

Topic 5, 2012.

Topic 6, 2012.

Topic 9, 2012

Waverly Municipal Council v Swain, 2003.
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Tiger Woods

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Tiger Woods.

There are a many great athletes in the world today. It is interesting to look at Tiger Woods' life and answer questions about his biography.

Beginnings

Eldrick Woods was born December 30, 1975, and was given the nickname "Tiger" in honor of a man who saved his father's life during the Vietnam War. Tiger grew up in home that is different from most people. His father is African-American and his mother is Thai.

Understanding Tiger

Reading about Tiger teaches that you should never let anyone or anything prevent you from achieving your goals. His parents had a major influence on his life by refusing to allow race determine how they lived their lives or prevent them from following their dreams.

One of the most interesting parts of Tiger Woods' biography is how he got started in sports. Before Tiger was one-year-old, he was introduced to golf. His father became interested in golf after leaving the military, and placed a net and piece of carpet in his garage to improve his swing. While he was practicing, Tiger watched from his highchair and developed a love for the game. He loved it so much that he threw a fit if…… [Read More]

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Personal Statement -- Oct My Life Story

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Personal Statement -- Oct.

My life story thus far has not been the kind of existence most people my age have had to experience. From a very young age, I had to be the man of the family, supportive to those around me and a rock that others could rest their emotions on. When I was little, everyone who knew my father would remark how much I reminded them of him, particularly because of the blue eyes that I inherited from him. When I was eight years old, my father passed away and often it would hurt the people around me to look into my eyes. They would too often see him reflected on my face. So not only was I put into a difficult position by having lost my father, in a way I had to make up for his absence.

This taught me to be strong and to accept the position of leadership that was more or less thrust upon me. I remember one winter where my mother was out of work. My mother told us that Santa Claus may not be able to visit our house that year. The oldest of my siblings, I felt I had…… [Read More]

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HR Management Human Resource Management

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Other elements of a training program include on-the-job training, which is highly valuable in a manufacturing environment. During on-the-job training employees are able to acquire specific learning of tasks and integrate that learning into a particular job function. They are able to 'try things out' and learn as they go. on-the-job training allows ample opportunity for employees to practice the skills they are learning in the training program in a safe and encouraging environment.

A training program must not simply teach employees how to carry out a job function, it must also assess their knowledge acquisition after training and subsequent mastery of the subject or job that was taught during training. Continuing training is also a key aspect of any training and placement program.

A quality training program will be documented with regard to who attends and the exact material covered. From this list, plans for future training or continuing educational needs can be developed and assessed. For example, employees may start out learning how to make one type of golf club, and then on an annual basis participate in additional trainings that will teach them how to manufacture other more complex clubs, thus cross training them to maximize their…… [Read More]

References

Schuster, F. Human Resource Management: Concepts, Cases, and Readings, Second Edition Reston, Va.: Reston/Prentice Hall, 1985.

Schuster, F. Contemporary Issues in Global Human Resource Management, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1999
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Bucket List Life Is Ephemeral in Nature

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Bucket List

Life is ephemeral in nature. In life, occurrences, situations, and circumstances are constantly changing. It is through these changing circumstances that opportunities arise. These opportunities provide life with excitement and wonder. To better enjoy life, a plan of activities is often needed to ensure that an individual doesn't become entrapped by the natural progressions of life. Negative aspects such as complacency, boredom, or animosity towards others can quickly turn life into a struggle. To avoid and alleviate many of these pitfalls, the creation of a personal bucket list is helpful. My list for instance, includes many aspects in which I am personally passionate about. This list, although incomplete, will provide ample excitement and reprieve from the daily rigors of life. Below are my bucket list and the reasoning behind each activity.

Travel to all seven continents volunteer / help out and make a difference.

The world is a diverse place. As such, it is my desire to experience this diversity throughout the course of my life. I have a personal desire to travel to each of the seven continents in the world to experience, first hand the diversity of that these areas have to offer. It is also…… [Read More]

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University Is as Fr Lawton Believes a

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university is, as Fr. Lawton believes, a sacred place where you find "your imagination, develop your skills, and enrich your compassion," then it has an enormous task in the world as we know it today. In the world as we know it today, the very term sacred is on the endangered species list. And yet, sacred is perhaps the underpinning of it all.

There are any number of vaguely similar definitions of sacred in any number of dictionaries. The one that I think applies best here is this one:

regarded with the same respect and reverence accorded holy things; venerated; hallowed. (Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language)

Universities were, in the early days, almost monastic in that there was total dedication of the professors and those being professed to -- the students -- to what they were learning. And what they were learning was, first and foremost, how to think, and they learned what great thinkers who had come before them had thought.

That still applies to the university experience today, although it has, along with everything else, lightened up a bit. Professors and students alike tear around the campus in running shoes and casual wear rather than…… [Read More]

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Businesses One of the Common Issues That

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Businesses

One of the common issues that all major sports are dealing with is effectively promoting themselves. In the case of NASCAR, Horse Racing and Professional Golf; there are specific strategies that are utilized to reach out to the target audience. To understand how this is achieved requires looking at the audience profile for each sport. This will be accomplished by: examining demographic, promotional strategies, the promotional mix and how to apply these tools. Together, these elements will provide specific insights as to how each sport has been able to effectively reach out to their core audience.

NASCAR

NASCAR is focused on males and females who are between the ages of 15 to 60 years old. In general, the audience is from a middle class background and is located in suburban areas. The kind of promotional strategy that is being utilized in a pull-based philosophy. This is when advertisers will spend tremendous amounts of money promoting their image. NASCAR is using their web site and traditional / online media to promote themselves to the target audience. There are three different strategies that they are using as a part of the promotional mix to include: advertising, sales promotion, public relations, corporate…… [Read More]

References

The Marketing Communications or Promotional Mix. (2010). Dave Dolak. Retrieved from:

http://www.davedolak.com/promix.htm

NASCAR. (2012). NASCAR.com. Retrieved from: www.nascar.com

National Thoroughbred Racing Association. (2012). NTRA. Retrieved from: www.ntra.com
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Bandura and Examination of Hbm and Sct

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Junior golf is a sport that teaches skills and lessons kids and teens keep learning from, for the rest of their lives. Through observation and communication, youth understand the value of fairness, good sportsmanship, competitive spirit, teamwork, and several other key lessons. This is due to the core values taught by instructors and junior golfers in the sport. Some like Bandura and Rotter observe such phenomenon as a product of social learning theory.

Social learning theory or as Bandura relabeled, social cognitive theory, posits that behavior is determined from expectancies as well as incentives. Expectancies are divided into three types. The first is expectancies about environmental cues or beliefs on what leads to what. The second is expectancies about the consequences of an individual's actions meaning outcome expectation. The third is expectancies over competence to perform a necessary behavior in order to influence outcomes, termed efficacy expectation.

These expectancies are what fuels modified behavior. What motivates continual modified behavior are incentives. "Incentive is defined as the value of a particular object or outcome. The outcome may be health status, physical appearance, approval of others, economic gain, or other consequences. Behavior is regulated by its consequences" (Rosenstock, Strecher, & Becker, 1988,…… [Read More]

References

Nguyen Do, L. (2011). Bobo Doll Experiment. Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development, 264. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79061-9_379

Rosenstock, I., Strecher, V., & Becker, M. (1988). Social Learning Theory and the Health Belief Model. Health Education & Behavior, 15(2), 175-183. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/109019818801500203
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Project Management There Are Several

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The culture is fantastic, and very distinctive. The county has a blend of Portuguese and African influences. Cape Verdean music is well-known in world music circles and we feel there is tremendous opportunity to capitalize on the richness of Cape Verdean culture. There is a large Cape Verdean diaspora that lends additional nuance to the culture.

The infrastructure is still relatively poor, but has been improving in recent years. There is not much paved road, although the roads to our location from the capital and its airport will be paved. The airport at Praia is brand new, having just been opened five years ago, overcoming a major infrastructure hurdle. The main problem we have now is that most of the flights are domestic -- the only international ones are from Lisbon, Boston and some African cities. We need to see more European flights to that airport if we are to become a destination of choice. Electrics are in good shape, but the water supply is touchy and the remoteness of the islands makes importing water a difficult proposition. We may need to consider a desalination plant.

Geographically, the country is gorgeous. It is situated in the Atlantic, off the coast…… [Read More]

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CIA World Factbook. (2010). Cape Verde Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved January 29, 2010 from  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cv.html 

No author. (2009). Cape Verde's largest island struggles to balance tourism, development. Turkish Weekly. Retrieved January 29, 2010 from http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/79681/-cape-verde-s-largest-island-struggles-to-balance-tourism-development.html

No author. (2007). Cape Verde tourism keeps booming. Afrol News. Retrieved January 29, 2010 from http://www.afrol.com/articles/22309

Marketing Plan
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Department Members My Minions I Just Received

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Department Members (My Minions): I just received the return figures from financing and development, and unfortunately there are some changes I need you all to make. First, I need you to insert all design specifications into the first of the two spreadsheets I've attached to this message. The function of this spreadsheet is to correlate data so that I can compare our product performance figures more easily. I'm tired of that process taking as long as it does. Second, I need you to record your time spent on each design project on the second spreadsheet attached to this message. This will enable me to compare how much time you spend on certain projects with the importance of that project towards meeting our quarterly goals. I want you all to spend more time on projects that actually further our quarterly goal, and I'd like for us to spend less time on projects that don't really make a difference. The sooner we reach our quarterly goal, the happier I'll be and the more time I'll be able to give you all to work on your pet projects. The head honcho has been showing some interest in those. I'm well aware that this…… [Read More]

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Leadership Development Developing the Leader

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Given the extensive demands put upon the military, which is currently fighting two wars on two different fronts, prioritization of resources, even regarding recreational services, is essential.

The men and women served must believe that the organization has a strong sense of integrity, and truly believes that it has their best interests at heart: this is true of the military in terms of how it secures the safety of personnel, but also on a much smaller level in terms of the comforts enjoyed by them on base. When people trust their leaders, they are more apt to accept changes (Maxwell 2000, p.67). Being flexible to the ever-shifting social needs of the armed services is demanded in a world characterized by change. AAFES has begun offering discounts on laptops, for example, and other electronic services that are needed when members of the military take classes or use computers to stay in touch electronically with friends at home. AAFES offers earth-friendly and Energy Star products, which also shows its response to changing 'greener' attitudes.

Maxwell stresses the service-based nature of leadership, and the fact that leaders must use their influence to make people want to follow them. Although the military tends to…… [Read More]

References

AAFES. (2010). Army and Air Force Exchange Service. Retrieved July 14, 2010 at http://www.aafes.com/default_s.aspx

Maxwell, John C. (2000). Developing the leader within you. Nelson.
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Transfer Admission Statement Few Things

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Today, in my profession, my education and my recreational pursuits, I am a picture of diligence and determination. As I have begun to succeed in many of the same areas where I had once found achievement so difficult, I began to note the connection between my enthusiasm for that which I was doing and the positive results yielded there from.

I would be able to channel this newfound positive attitude into the discovery of an academic area that resonates with me. Since my accident, I have taken up a new and refreshing direction, learning the beautiful natural science that is economics. It is here within that a direction has emerged. This combined with the positive experiences which I have gained working both at Wal-Mart Korea and at the Lotte Department Store to suggest a clear and attainable path for me. My working experiences have opened up a bevy of personal strengths previously unknown to me. I take great pleasure working with others, helping people and accommodating interpersonal interaction. This is true to the extent that I have used my diplomacy and communication skills to help bridge conflicts, bring about compromise and generally promote a more positive and enjoyable atmosphere at…… [Read More]

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Constructivists Don't Blame the Tools

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Summary Analysis

Certainly, Moore correctly points out the importance of structure and dialogue. Many educators today accept that notion that when learners are allowed to discuss course content with a personal connection to their lives, the connection between information to knowledge is strengthened and critical thinking skills are sharpened. However, Moore undervalues the value of communication technology to the active learner, likening it to buying a set of new golf clubs in hopes that just one more change of equipment would reduce his handicap. For a variety of reasons, communication technology is just as important as structure and dialogue.

Moore seems to forget that the merging of technologies and knowledge management alongside the rise of 'collaborative projects' within educational circles is what has made the switch to community-centered learning a predetermined reality. As online communication rapidly links our personal and work life, a new community is emerging so new venues of communication with the community are also rapidly advancing. For example, direct Internet-based audio/video communications like Skype are now available. Blogs usage has dramatically risen over the past couple of years, connecting information and knowledge of an individual to a global community audience who can respond. Hypermedia applications, animation, sound…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Moore, M.G. (2004). Constructivists: Don't blame the tools. American Journal of Distance Education, 18(2), pp. 67-71.
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American Politics Through Film and Fiction

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Roger and Me: Automobile Industry

Like All the President's Men, this work is a departure from fiction in film and in novels. Rather than portraying fictional characters in a contrived plot, "Roger and Me" takes us into the lives of actual men and women dealing with the all-too-real problems of the decline of the United States as a world industrial power.

The focus is on the automobile industry, in particular, on one of the early centers of that industry, Flint, Michigan. Major automakers like General Motors have for years been cutting back on production and employment. Now, many of the older plants that have been running at reduced capacity are being closed for good and their workers let go permanently.

Because Flint was heavily dependent on auto making, the effects on the local economy are disastrous. Flint seems to be in the process of turning into a postindustrial ghost town, but the agonies endured by its ordinary people make for a riveting drama.

In stark contrast to the grim realities of the little people are the lives, attitudes, and actions of the auto-industry elite: the pious but elusive Roger Smith and lesser GM

officials; the privileged ladies on the golf…… [Read More]

Work Cited

Moore, Michael (Dir.). Roger and Me. Warner Bros, 1989.
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Fairmont Hotel

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Fairmont Hotel

PRODUCT:

Few hotels in the world can rival the majesty, grandeur, and service of The Fairmont Green Ridge. A blend of charming New England tradition and classic opulence, the resort has become a symbol of all that Vermont offers at its very best. Hike or ski a majestic mountain, explore the local breweries, enjoy a wine tasting in one of our world-renown restaurants; whatever you do at Green Ridge, you will enjoy the quiet pampering of a world-class resort.

The resort is replete with top of the line recreational activities to suit the enthusiast in anyone. The golf course, a Stanley Thompson 18, is frequented by the masters but offers special learning seminars for even the youngest golfer in your midst. In the winter wonderland that is Burlington, ski resorts abound, and our own private stretch will make you feel at home regardless of your ability. Let our experts guide you down the trail, and when your feet wear out, be sure to explore the local nature trails, tennis courts, swimming pools, and our award-winning spa. After a long day of play, retire to our lodge for a celebrity chef supper or a family-style supper of rustic quail…… [Read More]

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Nike Financials Details Executive Summary Follows Below

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Nike Financials

DETAILS (Executive Summary follows below)

Company Summary:

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products for men, women, and children worldwide. NIKE, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

Audit firm: PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP.

Stock exchange and symbol: The Nike ticket symbol is NKE and the company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Cash / Cash Equivalents: YE 2011 $1,955 M; YE 2010 $3,079 M; YE 2009 $2, 291 M

Total Current Assets: 2011 $14,998 M; 2010 $14,419 M; 2009 $13,250 M

Two largest current assets: YE 2011 Inventories at $2,715M and Accounts Receivable at $3,138M; YE 2010 Cash and Cash Equivalents at $3,079 M. And Accounts Receivables at $2,650.

Total Current Assets: 2011 $14,998 M; 2010 $14,419 M; 2009 $13,250 M

Accounts Payable: 2011 $1,469 M; 2010 $1,255 M

Total Liabilities: 2011 $3,958 M; 2010 $3,364 M. And Shareholders' Equity 2011 $9,843; 2010 $9,754

10. Total Current Liabilities: 2011 $3,958 M; 2010 $3,364 M

11. Revenues: 2011 $20,862 M; 2010 $19,014 M; 2009 $19,176 M

12. Net Income: 2011 $2,133 M; 2010 $1,907 M; 2009 $1,487 M

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Molnar Feels That the President of the

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Molnar feels that the president of the United States is using his son's life, and the lives of many other soldiers, as a tool to further his own political career. He feels that the United States had a shoddy foreign policy for more than a decade and, just as the pressure cooker began to explode, began to try to remedy the situation with a bandage. Molnar contends that the United States is not behaving in the best interest of the people, but is only acting to secure cheap oil and continue using 25 to 30% of this natural resource. The alternative view is that the president had the welfare of the people in mind when he sent soldiers off to the Persian Gulf, and that it was necessary to send troops to the Gulf in order to avoid the possibility of an oil shortage in the United States. In his argument, Molnar omits the advantage the United States will have after defeating Saddam Hussein.

(Group 2): Specifically, Molnar is concerned about his son's life and the lives of the other young men and women who were sent to the Persian Gulf. He feels that the president would call for a…… [Read More]

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Elasticity of Demand

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Economics Problem

Coca-Cola in dispensers located on a golf course sells for $1.25 a can, and golfers buy

1,000 cans. Assume the course raises the price to $1.26 (assume a penny raise is possible) and sales fall to 992 cans.

Using the midpoint formula, what is the price elasticity of demand for Coke at these prices?

Assume the demand for Coke is a linear line. Would the elasticity of demand be elastic or inelastic at 75 cents a can?

At $2.00 a can?

It would be far too narrow and incorrect to think of the concept of price elasticity as something which is connected solely to a mathematical formula. Pricing is a strategy which is an aspect of marketing which should not be based on guesswork as it is something which communicate the value of a product. "Price elasticity is the measurement of how quantity demanded of a good will be affected by changes in its price. In other words, it's a way to figure out the responsiveness of consumers to fluctuations in price" (Guo, 2012). Essentially, price elasticity helps to determine the demand of a good when changes are made to its price.

Price Elasticity of Demand = (%…… [Read More]

References

Guo, V. (2012) Price Elasticity 101. Priceintelligently.com. Retrieved from:

http://blog.priceintelligently.com/blog/bid/154374/Price-Elasticity-101-The-Necessities-and-

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Provisions on Various Insurance Policies

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Insurance Considerations

Discuss the basic types of homeowners policies that are used today. When is each type most appropriate?

Homeowners insurance policies are for people who own or are buying their own home and for people who rent a home or apartment. A homeowners policy can also include a personal liability policy, often referred to as an umbrella policy, that extends the liability limits of other policies in case a court awards higher amounts than a policyholder's limits. Personal property riders for expensive property can be added to a homeowners policy to cover items and belongings that are higher risk for damage or theft. Special riders can also be purchased to cover natural disasters that may be excluded from homeowners policies, such as earthquake, flood, or tornado; minimally, a homeowner should be sure that their property is not underinsured.

Discuss the pros and cons of purchasing the rental car damage waiver.

Some personal car insurance policies extend to rental cars without additional cost. The coverage on the rental car reflects the full coverage on a personal vehicle on the personal insurance policy. The same deductibles on the car insurance policy apply to the rental car. Moreover, when traveling from state…… [Read More]

References

____. (20111). Chapter 20: Individual Health Insurance Coverages. Pearson Education, Inc. Retreived  http://wps.pearsoned.co.uk/wps/media/objects/9306/9529451/study_guide/M20_REJD_GE_11E_SG_C20.pdf 

Zeckhauser, Richard (2008). "Insurance." In David R. Henderson (ed.). Concise Encyclopedia of Economics (2nd ed.). Indianapolis: Library of Economics and Liberty.
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Success of Phamarcare in Its CSR Activities

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Ethics and Corporate Responsibility in the Workplace and the World

Key stakeholders within the PharmaCare scenario

Stakeholders play a significant role in influencing the performance and the realization of goals and objectives of the organization. They make corporate decisions about the ways in which the organization should carry out its operations meeting the demands of the customers and the legal requirements. The stakeholders of the PharmaCare Company are varied and have varying characteristics. Among the stakeholders, include the employees, customers, investors, and the creditors of the company. The performance of the PharmaCare Company relies largely on the hard work of the employees, the managers, and the members of its board. As such, it implies that the company should provide a variety of services to its employees such as compensation packages to retain and ensure their satisfaction with their job. In addition, the company provides regular training opportunities for them to ensure that it meets their personal and professional needs, thereby, the performance, and reputation of the company (Cragg, 2009).

The customers also play a significant part in influencing the performance of the PharmaCare Company. The consumers determine the usability of the products provided by the company, as…… [Read More]

References

Cragg, W. (2009). Corporate social responsibility. Farnham, England: Ashgate.

Hunnicutt, S. (2009). Corporate social responsibility. Detroit, MI: Greenhaven Press.

Kao, R.W. (2010). Sustainable economy corporate, social, and environmental responsibility. Singapore: World Scientific.

McSpotlight on the Pharmaceutical Industry. (n.d.). McSpotlight on the Pharmaceutical Industry. Retrieved August 11, 2014, from  http://www.mcspotlight.org/beyond/drugs.html