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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…… [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…… [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…… [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…… [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…… [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: ock & oll ( & 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:

EFEENCES

Oakmont: ock & oll ( & roll & roll & roll) nightmare. (2007, June 9). etrieved 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). etrieved from National Parks Department: http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?esourceId=1880&esourceType=District

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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…… [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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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…… [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- ecause 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…… [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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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…… [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…… [Read More]

References

Covey, Stephen F. Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. New York: Fireside, 1990.
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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…… [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…… [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…… [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…… [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 NASCA, Horse acing 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.

NASCA

NASCA 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…… [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 otter 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…… [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. e need to see more European flights to that airport if we are to…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

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…… [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…… [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…… [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…… [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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Parenting in the 21st Century

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For example, Walker and Hennig add that, "It has frequently been found that children (particularly boys) in divorced, mother-custody families exhibit lower levels of well-being than children in intact families, with more externalizing and internalizing behavior problems and lower levels of cognitive and social competence" (p. 64). My son is also currently at a formative period that has special significance for single-parents families. For instance, Walker and Hennig also point out that, "Single-mother families are often affectively charged, with high instrumental affection combined with high negativity and conflict, particularly in the transition to adolescence" (1997, p. 64).

The "transition to adolescence" can be a rocky period in anyone's life, of course, and it is reasonable to expect my son to experience some problems in general and with me in particular during this transitional period. Fortunately, this challenging developmental period is eased somewhat as children grow into mid-adolescence. As Walker and…… [Read More]

References

Burns, A. & Scott, C. (1999). Mother-headed families and why they have increased. Hillsdale,

NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Crossman, S.M. & Adams, G.R. (1990). Divorce, single parenting and child development.

Journal of Psychology, 106(2), 205-207.
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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,…… [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…… [Read More]

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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…… [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…… [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.

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Success of Phamarcare in Its CSR Activities

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Corporate Social esponsibility

Ethics and Corporate esponsibility 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…… [Read More]

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

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Wet & Dry Counties in Kentucky as

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WET & DRY COUNTIES IN KENTUCKY as of 10/22/09

Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control www.abc.ky.gov

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001 ADAIR DRY 041 GRANT 3 -- LIMITED 081 MASON WET

002 ALLEN DRY 042 GRAVES LIMITED & GOLF 082 MEADE WET

003 ANDERSON WET 043 GRAYSON DRY 083 MENIFEE DRY

004 BALLARD DRY 044 GREEN DRY 084 MERCER LIMITED & QHS

005 BARREN 2-LIMITED 045 GREENUP LIMITED 085 METCALFE DRY

006 BATH DRY 046 HANCOCK DRY 086 MONROE DRY

007 BELL LIMITED 047 HARDIN 2- LIM &

GOLF 087 MONTGOMERY MOIST

008 BOONE WET 048 HARLAN MOIST 088 MORGAN DRY

009 BOURBON WET 049 HARRISON WET 089 MUHLENBERG MOIST

010 BOYD M & LIMITED 050 HART DRY 090 NELSON WET

011 BOYLE LIM & W & G -2 051 HENDERSON WET 091…… [Read More]

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Marketing Strategy High Price Low Volume

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One interesting aspect of small, specialty stores is that they may not even offer lower-priced goods pertaining to the sport that are available at franchises, such as socks and polo shirts. These are not stocked in high quantities, but merely for the convenience of one-stop shopping. The real profit comes from selling the luxury items at full price to a consumer who is willing to pay for the store experience and the additional service as well as the added cache of a famous name. Basic sporting goods are unlikely to be the focus of the store -- instead the types of brands that are only available at high-end golf stores will be showcased.

ithin the premium golfing market, of course, there may be some sales, and some competition within the segment locally. Stores may offer sales on notable luxury items at the end of the season, to clear their inventories,…… [Read More]

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Kotler, Philip & Kevin Lane Keller. (2006). Marketing Management. Prentice Hall.

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Analyzing Globalization and Criminology

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Globalization)

Paragraph 1 (Summary of my Learning from Essential Criminology and two Journal Articles)

Globalization has many aspects of interpretations, depending on the way it pertains to one's position in life. From my readings in the textbook, Essential Criminology, and the journal articles, I have come to realize that globalization has positive and negative effects to everyone in today's world. Positively speaking, globalization is great as far as communicating through the internet technology is concerned, from anywhere in the world and at any time, with little or no expense. Getting 24/7 news coverage is beneficial in keeping up with happenings throughout the world. Transportation is more efficient when it comes to importing and exporting goods and moving people across the world. There are many negative sides to globalization as well. The financial and commodities markets are affected by the economies of other countries more readily now than in the past.…… [Read More]

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Pessimistic View of Eternal Life

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Nor would sexual saturation without challenge be the Heavenly solution to sexual frustration in life. In principle Heaven would provide the precise mix of success and failure that corresponded to maximum happiness; it would not provide unlimited success if that would detract from its value. In Heaven, one would have the opportunity to play only as much golf as would be maximally enjoyable; one would be precisely as proficient at the game as to reinforce rather than detract from its enjoyment. Likewise, if sexual encounters without any prospect of rejection would be unfulfilling, Heaven would provide the precise mix of success and failure to avoid reducing the subjective pleasure involved. Therefore, it is Barnes's lack of imagination rather than the limitations of Heaven that account for his conclusions.

Counterargument

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Business Ethics Dick Grasso Was

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The treatment of the undocumented workers has legal and economic implications, but is only an issue in the political arena.

Companies that hire illegal immigrants are being socially responsible. The argument that illegals suppress wages is not based on sound evidence - the jobs illegals do would otherwise be unfilled. If anything, hiring illegals is socially responsible because it gives those people an opportunity to better themselves, something they otherwise would not have had. The notion is especially absurd given that 99% of Americans received this same opportunity at some point in their own family's history. Furthermore, mankind has an obligation to look out for our fellow man. This duty transcends any sense of duty to a state or that state's rule of law.

The only small issue with regards to illegal immigrants is that with regard to legal immigrants, those who play by the rules, sometimes to their detriment.…… [Read More]

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Carroll, Archie B. (1991). The pyramid of corporate social responsibility. Business Horizons. Retrieved October 24, 2008 at http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1038/is_n4_v34/ai_11000639
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Analyzing Unit VII Homework

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annual program budget for the Stratton Township Park including golf operations; the pool; concerts; other park activities including tours, nature visitors, and general concessions; and administrative costs. Show the line-item details for each function by natural account and summarize the budget for the park as a whole

Stratton Township Park

Annual Financial Budget

Incomes

Item

Description

Description

Amount

Amount

Parking fees

Green fee

Caddy

Admission Fees

Annual Fee

Annual Fee

Swimming

Swimming Feeds

Nature

Individual Fee

Group Fee

Concession fee

Five stands

Nineteenth Hole

Swimming Hole

Swimming hole snack bar

300*3.5*130

136,500

Nature visitor

312,000

Golfers

728,000

Concert Fees

Concert

100,000

Stand expense

25,000

Gross Income

2,592,260

Expenses

80,000

Full Time Employee Salaries

Park Manager

45,000

Assistant Manager

350,000

Management Staff

35% * (80,000 + 45,000 + 350,000)

166,250

Benefits for employees

Total

641,250

General Park Operations

Depreciation for the year

450,000

Depreciation costs

Central Supply and utility

110,000

Supplies…… [Read More]

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Brigham, E., & Ehrhardt, M. (2013). Financial management: theory & practice. Cengage Learning.

Weygandt, J. J., Kimmel, P. D., & Kieso, D. E., (2008). Financial Accounting, (6th Ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
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Competitive Advantages of Nike Is

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In addition, it will be necessary for the company to continue to use technology to stay on the cutting edge of shoe innovation.

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Singha Heineken-thailand Exploring the Impact of

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At any rate, this approach would be highly congruent with Heineken's existing approach to branding given its current repertoire of 170 international brands and strategic partnering with local beer manufacturers. Such a partnership might be the best way for Singha to avoid being acquired outright by Heineken in the future as it continues to juggernaut-like march to global domination of the beer market.

Finally, because it is well established that bright sunlight can harm the taste of beer, it would appear reasonable to conclude that the brown-glassed Singha bottles protect their contents better than the clearer green glass used by Heineken. For tropical markets such as Thailand where product can be exposed to the harsh rays of the sun during transport or otherwise, the marketers at Heineken would be well advised to either darken the color of their glass containers or incorporate some ultraviolet protection in their bottles to avoid…… [Read More]

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Andrews, T.G., Chompusri, N., & Obe, B.B. (2003). The changing face of multinationals in Southeast Asia. New York: Routledge.

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Ten Article Analysis and Summary

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

Thailand experiences a large amount of children that demonstrate inadequate levels of physical activity. Obesity risk increases due to lack of physical activity. The article seeks to understand how primary school aged children observe causes of physical activity. By investigating the impact of perceived barriers, benefits, and cues on levels of physical activity among students of primary school age, the researchers can understand the link between physical inactivity and lack of motivation and other hurdles towards good health. The results suggested participants were significantly influenced by barriers/obstacles such as bad weather, playing outdoors near strangers, and too much coursework/homework. Gender had no impact on physical activity.

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Heather Hundley 2004 States That

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The gist of the argument that Hundley (2004) makes is that men still spend much of their time in this 'gentlemen's game' of golf making derogatory comments to other (male) players in ways that are inappropriate and actually derogatory to females. These include comments such as suggesting that men who do not hit the ball well 'hit it with their purse,' and requesting that they 'put on a skirt and hit from the forward tees' (Hundley, 2004). While many believe that these forward tees are designed for golfers who are not yet as skilled, most scorecards and course information mark them as the 'ladies' tees.' It could be argued that this is done as a courtesy to women, to treat them fairly because they are typically not as strong as men. However, Hundley (2004) clearly feels that this is one more example of the way that Semiotics are used by…… [Read More]

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Environment at Stake the Industrial

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The development activities are always difficult to be hampered for the sake of environmental protection; therefore the organizations including Green Vision should provide possible alternatives to the authorities so that the development activities can continue, recreational parks should be created (Mayer, 2002).

Conclusion

The ultimate beneficiary and the victim of the advantages and concerns associated with any of the project is neither the authority, the developers nor the non-governmental organizations, but it is the public that benefits and suffers the most either ways, therefore keeping in view the concerns of the people in mind, there is need to adopt a moderate approach, which provide the benefits of the development plans to the public, and also provide environmental safeguard to them and the generation to come, because the environmental impact are never serious instant, the impact buildup gradually, and then take a strong trajectory towards environmental outburst, which will cause economic…… [Read More]

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Nike Strategic Analysis Nike's Strategic

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For any strategic planning activity to be effective there must be the ability to quickly define process-level changes to increase competitive advantage. Mintzberg's critique of the strategic planning process is illustrated in the shortcomings of the Ashoff Matrix in this regard.

Lack of strategic prioritization of projects within the context of the Ansoff Matrix - the Ansoff Matrix does not provide for strategic criteria to be applied to specific projects. The portfolio management approach to strategic planning specifically has been developed to respond to the shortcomings of the Ansoff Matrix and other analytical constructs like it. Portfolio management is in fact the basis for Boston Consulting Groups' Growth/Share Matrix, or as it is commonly referred to, the BCG Matrix.

Lack of quantification of cash generation and modeling of future financial performance - the shortcomings of the Ansoff Matrix as a strategic tool relative to the needs of strategists, specifically at…… [Read More]

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Ansoff, HI (1957). Strategies for Diversification. Harvard Business Review. September - October. 113-124.

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Timesharing in Resorts Holiday and

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National corporations own many chains, even though several others are independently owned but affiliated with a chain through a franchise agreement.

Types of Hotels

The U.S. Department of Labour (2004) denotes five basic types of hotels:

Commercial - These hotels operate year round and are primarily located in cities or suburban places. The larger properties offer an assortment of services for their guests, such as coffee shops, restaurants, cocktail lounges, gift shops, newsstands, theatre, health spas, swimming pools, etc.. Even larger hotels offer banquet rooms, ballrooms to accommodate wedding receptions; business meetings. Convention and business meetings provide major sources of revenue for larger hotels

esort - These hotels are primarily located in vacation destinations near mountains, the seashore, or other attractions. Nowadays, some resorts provide additional convention and conference facilities to stimulate their customers to combine business with pleasure. (U.S. Department of Labour, 2004)

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Ordinary People Intervention Family Dynamics

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They have grandparents who visit them during the holidays. However, for the most part family members deal with their problems as individuals, not as a family unit.

Information provided by the family is an important source of information about the family. However, one cannot ignore outside sources of information as well. For instance, the worker may contact the school, neighbors, or others who are involved with the family to examine factors that may influence the current situation. The assessment plan will involve contacting the school to find out about Conrad's performance in terms of grades, attendance and overall performance.

Systemic Goals

The case of the Jarretts is complex, with many individual goals that must be completed on the way to resolution of the systemic problems. In this case, the identified patient is Conrad, as he was the one who tried to commit suicide. The goal of family therapy is the…… [Read More]

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Family Wellness Diagnosis Nursing I Opted to

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Family Wellness Diagnosis, Nursing

I opted to interview a family of two parents (married heterosexuals) who have two children. Both children are in their late teens. Both parents work. She is a freelance writer and he is a sales clerk at a retail home goods store. Both are in their late forties. He is about 5'11; she is 5'6." Their heights and weights appear appropriate though he claims that at 180 he feels a little overweight. She is about 140. She is originally from Guatemala and he is from the mid-west of the U.S. The children are both boys. Bruce, age 19, is away at college. The other, Erick, graduated from high school last year and has been working at a local golf course while waiting to decide what he wants to study at a community college. I spoke with Bruce over the telephone for about 15 minutes. He confirmed…… [Read More]

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Family-focused Functional Health Pattern Questions:
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Ruger Sturm Ruger & Company Inc An

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uger

Sturm, uger, & Company, Inc.: An Internal Strategic Evaluation

Sturm, uger, & Company, Inc. is the fourth-largest firearms manufacturer in the United States, having earned a strong position as a maker of relatively high-quality yet median-cost weapons marketed primarily towards the commercial sporting industry (Sturm, uger, & Co., 2012; Yahoo Finance, 2012; euters, 2012). Founded in 1949 by William B. uger and Alexander McCormick Sturm, the company known popularly as uger first made its name with a semi-automatic pistol that incorporated elements of German Luger and American Colt design, both in its functionality and in its aesthetics; the popularity and strong sales of this company were all but solely responsible for the continuation of the partnership and firm, propelling the company into the manufacture of other firearms and currently into the manufacture of casts for golf clubs used by a variety of club manufacturers (Sturm, uger, & Co. 2012;…… [Read More]

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Frisbees the Near-Ubiquitous Flying Discs

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They have been adapted to sports -- Frisbee Golf and Frisbee Football-- with their own rules, fields of play, and tournaments" (p. 276).

Indeed, Frisbee Golf aficionados take their game very seriously, and many carry different sized discs in a "golf bag" just like their traditional golfing counterparts and use many of the same invectives when they miss their shots (pers. obs.). Likewise, Frisbee throwers compete with each other for top ratings in various categories. For instance, West reports that, "As with the games Monopoly and Scrabble, careful records are kept of outstanding (and strange) Frisbee achievements: greatest distance thrown (623.5 feet), maximum time aloft (16.72 seconds), and longest distance thrown by two persons during twenty-four hours (362.4 miles)" (p. 276).

Knockoffs of the real Frisbee brand can be found everywhere for just a dollar or so, and mastery of the basic elements requires just a few minutes. Becoming truly…… [Read More]

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Senior Fitness

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Senio Fitness

Descibe the effect of execise on blood suga levels. How will this effect you execise ecommendations fo both insulin dependent and non-dependent clients food intake?

Execise cetainly helps to monito and assue healthy blood suga levels. It can help to decease cuent glucose levels in the blood as well as buning stoed blood suga, which is a leading facto in helping individuals lose weight. Moeove, execise can incease muscle mass and cadiovascula enduance. The addition of muscle can futhe help in egulating blood suga levels and glucose usage duing execise sessions.

When making ecommendations fo execise schedules fo clients with diabetes and othe insulin elated disodes, I would cetainly begin with a solid examination of the individual's specific backgound. While I would cetainly be inteested to know about any potential poblems even with non-diabetic clients, I would like to know about the seveity and specificity of the diabetic…… [Read More]

references - Each client has a preferential learning style involving a dominant sensory channel. The trainer should take an active approach to learning style of each participant.

29) Give an example of each rule of professional conduct for teachers of older adults.

1. Professionalism -- Trainers should do their best to maintain the utmost levels of professionalism during sessions. An example of a commonly made mistake would be perhaps taking a cell phone call during a session.

2. Punctuality -- Knowing that many older adults are chronically early, it is critical for trainers to be on time and ready to begin their sessions.

3. Appropriate Language and Terminology -- Being that many older clients will not likely recognize most modern fitness terminology, it is important for trainers to convey their messages in a clear and understandable way. Failure to do so could potentially result in injury.
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Industrialization After U S Civil War American Industrialization

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Industrialization after U.S. Civil War

AMERICAN INDUSTRIALIZATION AFTER THE U.S. CIVIL WAR (1865-1920)

It is a truism that large-scale warfare tends to increase industrial production and innovation, and that societies benefit from this industrialization after the war is over. In America, the Civil War was followed by the economic prosperity of the Gilded Age -- I would like to argue that the chief effect of this prosperity was to cause new conflicts in American society, which had to be settled by reform rather than Civil War. This is in some ways a counterintuitive argument, when in 2014 many have been conditioned to believe that a prosperous economy benefits everyone, when (in the words of the old cliche) a rising tide lifts all boats. But did the booming economy of America between the end of the Civil War and the onset of the First World War actually benefit child laborers or…… [Read More]

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Newton Netwon's Laws of Motion

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It is noted that the corporeal world is the context to which this discussion specifically applies, with particles at the subatomic level not abiding the same principles. That said, a diagram included in the Nave explanation of Newton's laws helps to clarify that which is meant by the above equation. A man is shown swinging a golf club into a golf ball in one image and in the next image, he is shown swinging the club into moving truck. e take as a primary understanding from these images that the mass of the object struck will have a direct bearing on the force required to accelerate it. At an identical force, the man's swing might drive the golf ball several hundred yards while perhaps only denting the moving truck.

It was supplemented even further by the Third Law of Motion that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. This…… [Read More]

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Casco, M. (1999). Newton's Laws of Motion. The M. Casco Learning Center. Online at .

Motte, A. (trans.). (1729). Axioms or Laws of Motion. Isaac Newton's Principia 1687.

Online at  http://gravitee.tripod.com/axioms.htm 

Nave, R. (2000). Newton's Laws. Hyperphysics. Online at http://hyperphysics.phy-
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Boost for Women's Athletics but

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Secondly, the report alluded to by CSC asserts that in "gender symmetric" sports there are "far more scholarships available for women (32,656) than for men (20,206)." The third bullet point in the CSC press release points out that men's volleyball is the "by far the most difficult" scholarship at the Division I level; there are reportedly 489 high school athletes for every full ride NCAA scholarship.

The "underlying" data that CSC used to put together their press release comes from two NCAA reports: "1981-82-2006-07 NCAA Sports Sponsorship and Participation Rate Report" and "2006-07 NCAA Division I Manual." Also factored into the report is data from the national Federation of State High School Associations. And so what is the College Sports Council calling on the federal government -- and the Department of Education (DOE) -- to do? The press release says that "women are accorded far more opportunities to compete and…… [Read More]

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American Association of University Women. "Report Card on Gender Equity." Retrieved

June 28, 2009, from  http://www.aauw.org . (2004).

Brake, Deborah. "Revisiting Title IX's Feminist Legacy: Moving Beyond the Three-

Part Test." Journal of Gender, Social Policy & The Law, 12(3), 453-473. (2004).
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Pettlep Imagery on Sports Performance

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Similar sport-specific performance improvement was found in the earlier study conducted by Smith, Wright, Allsopp, and Westhead (2007).

Smith, Wright, Allsopp, and Westhead (2007) compared the effects of PETTLEP-based imagery against the improvements found with the use of traditional imagery, in hockey players and gymnasts. In the first study, 48 varsity hockey players were divided into four groups. These groups included: 'sport-specific' imagery, 'clothing' imagery, 'traditional' imagery, and a control group. Following a six-week period, the sport-specific group saw the most improvement in penalty flicks. Other than the control group, the traditional imagery group experienced the least amount of improvement. The author's second study featured 40 junior gymnasts. These participants were divided into four groups that included: PETTLEP, stimulus only imagery, physical practice, and a control group. As was found in both Wright and Smith's (2009) and Smith, Wright, and Cantwell's (2008) research, there was significant improvement in both the…… [Read More]

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Holmes, P. & Collins, D. (Mar 2001). The PETTLEP approach to motor imagery. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 13(1). pp. 60-83.

Smith, D., Wright, C., Allsopp, A., & Westhead, H. (Jan 2007). It's all in the mind: PETTLEP-based imagery and sports performance. Journal of Applied Sport Psycholgoy, 19(1). pp. 80-92.

Smith, D., Wright, C., & Cantwell, C. (Sep 2008). Beating the bunker: The effect of PETTLEP imagery on golf bunker shot performance. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 79(3). Retrieved June 5, 2009, from ProQuest.

Wright, C. & Smith, D. (Mar 2009). The effect of PETTLEP imagery on strength performance. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psycholgoy, 7(1). Retrieved June 5, 2009, from General OneFile.
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MGM Mirage and Strategic Management

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One issue on which a need for emphasis is felt at this time, and which has only succinctly been mentioned previously, revolves around the internal operations of the organization. In this order of ideas, MGM Mirage's operations consist of "17 wholly-owned casino resorts and 50% investments in four other casino resorts, including Bellagio, MGM Grand Las Vegas, Excalibur, Circus eno and Silver Legacyof Grand Victoria [...]. Other operations include the Shadow Creek golf course in North Las Vegas, two golf courses south of Primm, Nevada at the California state line, and Fallen Oak golf course in Saucier, Mississippi" (MGM Mirage 2007 Annual eport).

4.2. MGM Mirage External Environment

The most adequate manner for conducting an analysis of the external environment is that of developing a PEST analysis. This analysis considers the forces belonging to the political, economic, socio-cultural and technological backgrounds and which could affect the operations and achievements of…… [Read More]

References

Anderson, K., Kerr, C., 2001, Customer Relationship Management, McGraw Hill Professional

Campanelli, M., March 23, 2004, MGM Mirage Picks CRM Suite, DM News

Hasek, G., 2007, MGM Mirage Leading Las Vegas Toward a More Sustainable Future, Green Lodging News, http://www.greenlodgingnews.com/content.aspx?id=735last accessed on January 22, 2009

Land, B., Land, M., Rocha, G.L., 2004, a Short History of Las Vegas, 2nd edition, University of Nevada Press
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Nike Manufactures and Markets Sports

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5% of total liabilities. Their retained earnings, on the other hand, total $5.073 billion. The heavy use of retained earnings is partially explained by their view of themselves as a growth company. hile they pay a dividend, Nike prefers to re-invest much of its profits back into expansion. They do not feel that the market has matured sufficiently to stop their aggressive growth strategy. Another consideration in their capital structure is the cost of capital. On account of its low volatility, Nike has a low cost of debt, approximately 6.8% using CAPM. Their long-term debt is primarily a revolving credit facility. The rate, based on their a+ rating, is LIBOR + 0.15%, which would equate to 4.12% based on the October 15th price of the 1-year LIBOR. If anything, Nike could become more financially efficient by increasing their use of debt financing.

Nike places strong emphasis on human resources. They…… [Read More]

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Cohen, Marshal (2007). USA: Athletic footwear is significant portion of overall footwear market. Fibre 2 Fashion. Retrieved October 21, 2008 at  http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/company-news/npd-group/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=32512 

Some financial information, ratios from Reuters. Retrieved October 21, 2008 at  http://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/overview?symbol=NKE.N 

Nike 2008 Annual Report. Retrieved October 21, 2008 at   http://media.corporate-ir.net/media_files/irol/10/100529/Areports/ar_06/docs/10k.pdf  

Nike 2006 Annual Report. Retrieved October 21, 2008 at
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Disappearing Wetlands of the United

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The study revealed that pollution in the are run off water was measurably reduced after running through the ecosystem. Ron Turco, a soil microbiologist and senior researcher of the project had this to say, "Golf courses are a perfect place for constructed wetlands used as part of a water management system, because wetlands can filter chemicals out of surface water, and they can also store excess water during storms," ("Cleaning ater and Controlling Flooding with etlands" 53) So there may be some hope on the back nine for some wetlands after all. But all kidding aside, this is the type of project, smaller and more immediate, that needs to be funded along with the philosophy of co-habitation of wetlands and human beings kept in mind. This kind of thinking helps to counter the "manifest destiny" concept that the American culture has in regarding land and their possession of it. It…… [Read More]

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Blumenauer, Earl. "Water Vision 2001." Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy 16.1 (2001): 82.

Cleaning Water and Controlling Flooding with Wetlands." Journal of Environmental Health 68.1 (2005): 53.

Gale, Thomas. "Wetlands." Gale Encyclopedia of Science. 2001:

Grant, Dave. "Disappearing Wetlands." Underwater Naturalist 26.4 (April 2004): p11
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Frisbee Has Become Such a

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Other competitive events are held in which competitors demonstrate accuracy and throwing distance. Skilled freestyle players can keep a Frisbee spinning continuously on a fingertip almost indefinitely and throw it in excess of 100 yards with accuracy.

Canine Frisbee competitions involve teams consisting of a person and a dog who compete against other teams in skill competitions in which the dogs chase after long throws and also demonstrate their joint coordination and skill in executing intricate tricks, sometimes using a dozen Frisbee disks or more in high-speed series of throws by the person and catches by the dog. Frisbee Golf is a game of accuracy played by individuals and teams in which players attempt to hit marked targets in a manner similar to the traditional game of golf in which players hit holes with golf balls. Finally, one of the most aggressive games played with Frisbees is called "Guts," a…… [Read More]

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Evolution of International Tourism Citation

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During the period from April to June2003, the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak had a negative impact on Thai economies. The total revenue from tourism was 10% lower than expected.

Seenprachawong U.)

However many studies of the tourist industry in the country point out that it is extremely resilient and " in the tsunami disaster, a quick recovery process began after a deep sentiment of sadness. Investment recovered very quickly with a view to cleaning up the destruction left behind. Following recent years of strong growth, the economy of Thailand should be in a strong position to recover from this tragedy." (Seenprachawong U.)

4. Conclusion

There is little doubt that the Thai tourist industry is one that is extremely dependent on changes in the natural environment and influences on the culture from the outside. While the resilience of this industry have be shown in the face of natural disasters,…… [Read More]

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Continued unrest, travel warnings hit Thai tourism. March 16, 2007.  http://www.dancewithshadows.com/travel/thai-tourism.asp 

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Submitted the Ivory Coast Is Set to

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submitted, the Ivory Coast is set to swear in Alassane Ouattara as the country's new president (CNN, 2011, 1), ending over six months of internal turmoil that threatened to lead the country into outright civil war, and challenged the international community's ability and willingness to respond. Ouattara had been unable to take the presidency despite winning last November because losing incumbent Laurent Gbagbo refused to cede power (Ibid). On April 11th, 2011, pro-Ouattara forces arrested Gbagbo after an assault on his residence in the capital Abidjan with the assistance of French forces (Harding, 2011).

The standoff was challenging for the international community. The issue was domestic in nature, but stability both in the country and the region has been difficult to achieve. The prospect of a prolonged civil war was real, and this would not only have destroyed the Ivory Coast but would also have had a debilitating effect on…… [Read More]

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AFP. (2010). Ivory Coast PM urges UN to speak out on poll results. AFP. Retrieved May 21, 2011 from http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iedxpbLd4aBzQjdcFHeD-LdVH2qA?docId=CNG.347958328eebaf1a5122e531750726d6.c81

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4P's Marketing Mix Nike Marketing Mix Nike

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4P's Marketing Mix

Nike Marketing mix

Nike as a company was initiated by two visionaries from Oregon, Bill Bowerman and a runner at that time for the University of Oregon Phil Knight. They were then working together in athletic with Knight being the runner supervised by Bill. Bill saw the endless possibilities that existed within people in terms of sports potential and it was with this that they set the tone for the company in 1972. This has remained the inspiration that runs the company to date and keeps the employees of the company from one generation to the other motivated to uphold the motto of the company (Nike, 2011). The company has grown from being a U.S. based footwear distributor to a mega world supplier of athletic shoes, equipment and apparel whose dominance is unrivalled in the entire globe.

The goal of the company is to have a legacy…… [Read More]

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China CSR Map, (2011). Nike Sports (China) Co., Ltd. Retrieved November 23, 2011 from http://www.chinacsrmap.org/E_OrgShow.asp?CCMOrg_ID=737

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23, 2011 from http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,995462,00.html

Marketing Mixx, (2011). Marketing Plan for Nike. Retrieved November 23, 2011 from  http://marketingmixx.com/marketing-plan-2/164-marketing-plan-of-nike.html