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Islands of the Damned: A Marine at War in the Pacific' is a memoir of Romus Valton Burgin from Texas. He volunteered to Marine Corps at twenty years of age and went through training to be a 60mm mortar man. Burgin was later shipped overseas, at Melbourne, to join first Marine Division. During the time at the Camp Balcombe, he met the Guadalcanal veterans and experiences firsthand information about the Japanese and the war. Burgin enjoys Australian hospitality such as paying respects to a painting called "Chloe" at Young & Jackson Hotel located at Flinders Street Station. Burgin dates Florence Riseley, an Aussie girl, and marries her when the war ends.
Burgin served with K/3/5 before going to Milne Bay. He engaged in armed combat on January 1944, at Cape Gloucester. The procession is several miles within the place and started digging into the experiences of banzai attack. He managed…… [Read More]
Islands Jamaica Aruba
Evaluate how effective you feel these web sites are in promoting the destination. Explain your answer
The Jamaica website is well done, and is static. The entire information is crammed in the landing page. The 'where to visit' page is also static and insipid. It does not provide a traveler with the lingering curiosity to visit. A travel site must be more visual and dynamic. The site could do with some bigger pictures and some small videos of the attractions displayed. The text matter is also poorly done. It does not inspire. The pages though done with care are more like brochures online. The photographs are of poor quality and do not sustain reader interest. On the other hand the Aruba website on entry indicates fun and adventure.
Though simple it is beckoning because it has continuous activity and displays. There are dynamic links with very clear…… [Read More]
island biogeography theory have affected the principles and practice of conservation design.
Changes in equilibrium theory have caused revision in the equilibrium theory of island biogeography pioneered by MacArthur and Wilson (1963, 1967) that shaped local and global conservation designs. Since the 1970s and more particularly the 1980s, scientists have discovered that although the equilibrium theory may be heuristic it has massive holes in both its practicality and authenticity that impair it from being accepted seriously. As a result, principles and practice of conservation design have changed too (Wu, 2008).
The best way to see the difference is by understanding the equilibrium theory of island biogeography posited by MacArthur and Wilson and the results in design that accorded. All of these notions have since been overturned.
Drawing on the popular equilibrium theory, MacArthur and Wilson posited that species diversity on an island was primarily and constantly engineered by the twin…… [Read More]
This is reflected in a long-term study of a bird community in an oak wood in Surrey, England with thirty-two breeding species and a turnover of three additions and three extinctions annually vs. As projected average of five in a similar population located an isolated ocean island (Ehrlich, Dobkin & heye 1988).
Studies show the greater the distance from the mainland, the less diverse the range of species because of the limits of cross-population. Studies also show that greater island size also yields to more diversity, because of a greater amount of available resources. This would suggest that a single large island or reserve vs. separate smaller islands, where both have the same total extension from the mainland, would boast more diversity in the larger island area, provided that both areas were equally supportive of animal life in terms of their natural resources ("Island Biogeography: MacArthur-ilson Equilibrium Theory," Bio 3400…… [Read More]
The author's point is to show the development of a nation through one European settlement and its metamorphosis, and he does that quite well. He shows that the Dutch still have influence in American culture, even though we might not recognize it, and he shows that it truly takes many cultures to blend together to form a more "firm and perfect union." The use of maps, portraits, and even historic documents helps bring the text to life, and helps put the time and technology into perspective, as well. Today, we think nothing of traveling around the world, but in the early 1600s, when the Dutch were settling the New World, it was an extremely risky adventure, and the book brings that risk and difficulty to light, as well.
The author, Russell Shorto, has written two other history texts, and has also written for publications such as the New York Times.…… [Read More]
This airfield is still currently open and operated by a handful of U.S. government contractors.
As Naval Air Base and later Naval Air Facility, the Navy operated and maintained facilities and provided services and materials to support aviation activities. Due to their remote Pacific location, the islands were often used as repositories for waste materials (DFW, 2011). Past operations and activities included construction, fuel and oil storage, dry cleaning, pest control, refueling, aircraft and vehicle maintenance, a power plant, pesticide applications, firing ranges, landfills, and hazardous waste storage. eceptors most likely to be affected by contamination include migratory birds, the endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal and the threatened Green Sea Turtle (DFW, 2011). Most recently, nearly 50,000 albatross chicks were killed after the tsunami following the March, 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan (DFW, 2011).
Midway is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and enjoys a tropical climate. There are no…… [Read More]
Islands in the Stream
1954 Nobel Laureate, Ernest Hemingway, 1899-1961, has been an icon of the literary world for over seventy years. He has been called the greatest American author of the twentieth century and his novels and short stories are among the best American classics ever written. After his death, several of Hemingway's works have been published, such as "A Moveable Feast" and "The Garden of Eden." hile some have been disappointed by his later works, many feel Hemingway was "becoming unrestrained in a new way...these works reveal and stress a complexity that may cause bewilderment or relief, depending on what perspective one adopts" (Hallengren pg). Nevertheless, most agree that none reflect the author's life more than "Islands in the Stream," posthumously published in 1970 (Hallengren pg).
In "Papa: A Personal Memoir," Gregory, Hemingway's third son, writes of his early life in the Florida Keys and the summers spent…… [Read More]
Senkaku / Diaoyu Islands Dispute Between China and Japan
Introduction and History of the Islands
The Senkaku Islands (also known as Pinnacle Islands and Diaoyu Islands) are composed of eight volcanic islands that are not inhabited and that have a relatively small land area of 6.2 square kilometers. The Japanese government claims the islands for Japan, while China also claims ownership of the islands. According to Seokwoo Lee, writing in the International Boundaries Research Unit (IBRU) publication, Territorial Disputes among Japan, China and Taiwan Concerning the Senkaku Islands (Boundary & Territory Briefing Vol. 3 No. 7), the islands are in the East China Sea about 200 kilometers northeast of Taiwan and 300 kilometers west of Okinawa (Lee, 2000, p. 2).
Lee writes that during the 16th century travel accounts of Ming Dynasty envoys mentioned three of the islands (their Chinese names were Tiaoyutai, Huangweiyu, and Chihweiyu), which they visited on…… [Read More]
Politically, the state of Rhode Island has two U.S. Senators -- Democrat John "Jack" Reed and Republican Lincoln Chafee; the positions of U.S. Congressmen are held by Democrat Patrick J. Kennedy (of the famous Kennedy family), district one, and Democrat Jim Langevin, district two. asically, Rhode Island "tends to vote Democratic in presidential elections and has done so consistently from 1984 through 2004." In 2004, the state "gave John Kerry (the Presidential contender of George W. ush) a greater than 20 percentage point margin of victory. . . with 59.4% of its vote" ("Rhode Island," Internet).
Therefore, it is clear that Rhode Island is a "lue State," meaning that it overwhelmingly supports Democratic candidates for various political offices as contrasted with the "Red States," especially those in the Deep South, which support to a great degree Republican candidates. Also, the voters of the state, as well as a majority of…… [Read More]
The U.S. protectorate of Guam is a part of Micronesia, as is Palau, the Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, and the Federated States of Micronesia, a nation that is a part of the Caroline Island group. Many of the Micronesian islands were settled as long as four thousand years ago, likely by Southeast Asians.
Similarly, the Polynesian islands were once settled by Southeast Asians, who arrived via Indonesia. Polynesia, meaning "many islands," consists of New Zealand (Aotearoa), the Hawaiian Islands, Midway Atoll, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, and Easter Island (Rapa Nui). The Pacific Islands were first settled by human beings as early as 33,000 years ago. However, the ancestors of the peoples who now reside in Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia mainly hailed from Southeast Asia, such as the Malay people. Throughout many of the Pacific Islands, agriculture and civilizations have evolved with minimum technologies, largely due…… [Read More]
The public relation efforts following the Staten Island Ferry accident were effective for the most part. In the future however efforts should be made to design the order of information in a way that it tiers to those who need it most. Using television, radio, print and Internet media those who have loved ones in the accident, those who need to commute and the general public should be addressed in that order for the most effective communication and minimizing of problems.
10 Die in Staten Island Ferry Crash by Kevin Agnese Published: ednesday, October 22, 2003. http://www.mcquadrangle.org/media/paper663/news/2003/10/22/News/10.Die.In.Staten.Island.Ferry.Crash-537782.shtml
DOT Announces More Ferry Safety Improvements (Accessed, 5-21-05)
Friday, October 31, 2003
MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG and DEPARTMENT of TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONER IRIS EINSHALL PRESENT REPORT on STATEN ISLAND FERRY OPERATIONS (Accessed, 5-21-05)
U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
U.S. Rep. Don Young, Chairman (Accessed, 5-21-05)
http://www.house.gov/transportation/press/press2003/release165.html… [Read More]
Hawaiian and Sandwich Islands
The history of the Hawaiian and Sandwich Islands during the 18th century is as colorful and unique as the flowers that are grown in the region. On December 23, 1826, a treaty between the United States of America and the King of the Sandwich Islands was signed at Honolulu and entered into force. The people who inhabited the islands, took their livelihood out of the ocean waters, and thrived upon their religion and customs continue to romance and mystify the people of today's hurried society. This paper will discuss the people, region, homes, culture, religion and images that make up the interesting historical account of the Hawaiian and Sandwich Islands.
The Polynesians were the first people to live in what is now Hawaii. These people lived off of the sea, and sailed the Pacific Ocean in giant canoes. They arrived in the Hawaiian chain from…… [Read More]
The results of the investigation provided information that allowed sweeping changes to be made regarding the methods by which power plants are run and monitored in the future.
Even given the fact that the investigation proved the maximum exposure that any one person had as a result of the meltdown was no more than one x-ray would create there were more than 2,000 law suits filed in court with claims that the exposure to radiation caused varying health issues for individuals (Three mile island (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/reaction/readings/tmi.html).
The court chose ten test cases on which to decide the outcome of all 2,000 cases. Those cases took 15 years to resolve and in 1996 the lawsuits were dismissed in favor of the defendants (Three mile island (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/reaction/readings/tmi.html).
It should be noted that the operators and emergency operating procedures (EOPs) did not recognize the accident as a classic LOCA (Loss of Coolant Accident) since…… [Read More]
The Aleutian Islands run from the Peninsula of Kamchatka in the Asiatic portion of Russia to Alaska. All the islands are bare and mountainous and the coasts rocky and surrounded by crashing waves and enormous breakers. (Larkin, unpaged) Some believe the Aleutians offer the worst weather in the world: eather fronts originating in the South Pacific create storms hundreds of miles long and many weeks in duration (Sipes, unpaged) that pick up the frigid moisture of the waters and air as they move northward. It would seem that anyone desirous of living there would need some overwhelming reasons to do so. The Russians and Scandinavians who first 'discovered' the area for non-natives, and later the Americans, did have good reasons to be there. As for the Aleuts and Alutiiq, an abundance of fish and sea mammals might have been the attraction if, as some theories surmise, they arrived…… [Read More]
There have been rumors relating to the fact that the authorities might have lied concerning the number of curies released and that it had actually been much bigger.
hile the initial communications from the authorities advised people not to panic and that the situation had been under control, the later reports informed people that precautions needed to be taken. Several tens of thousands of people had been evacuated from the area within a few days and the surrounding schools had been closed. According to surveys done consequent to the event, people apparently considered that the job done by the authorities had been deficient.
According to the studies performed in order to determine the level of radiation exposure, people had not been subjected to life-threatening doses of radiation. The average dose of radiation to which people have been subjected to consequent to the TMI incident is believed to be eight millirem.…… [Read More]
Christopher Sholes -- Typewriter (1867)
Sholes' major input was both the primitive typewriter and the QWERTY keyboard that was later developed to refine his typewriter. While the initial goal of the typewriter was the creation of a way to number book pages, tickets, and other documents, the machine's development later proceeded to include letters. The first model was sent out to stenographers for testing; the QWERTY keyboard system is still being used today. A typewriter would be an excellent invention on the island, assuming there would be plenty of reedy papyri or some sort of paper-like plant substance to be used for typing. It is a major equipment for putting down thoughts to paper, and should somebody else be stranded in the same island, the typed-up papers might even provide some reading entertainment or maybe even advice!
Joshua Pusey -- Matchbook (1889)
Pusey was an American attorney and…… [Read More]
Baderman Island Virtual Organization:
Baderman Island is a self-sufficient, all-encompassing resort destination that is surrounded by the shores of the Kelsey iver. This Island is characterized with three different hotels, a number of restaurants, and a comprehensive list of activities to entertain and relax guests. Some of the featured hotels in this island include The Tenney, the Baderman Main Hotel, and Melancon Convention Center and Hotel. Since its inception, Baderman Island has developed to become a premiere relaxation and vacation destination. Given that there are more than 800 acres of wilderness that are yet to be developed, the organization is seeking to enhance its growth and development through a series of plans and projects that are currently underway. Some of these plans include adding extra 18 holes of golf, creation of a buffer area around the botanical gardens, expansion of its oasis spa, enhancing beach area, and improving tennis facilities.…… [Read More]
No man is an island unto himself," a line written during the Renaissance by poet John Donne, reflects the brotherhood of all men. hile this line was written at the height of the Renaissance, it has remained meaningful in both public and private spheres in the decades since. Today, contemporary attitudes in society often reflect this theme of the brotherhood of man, including the humanitarian reasons that George Bush gave for the invasion of Iraq. In my personal experience, the idea of brotherhood put forth by Donne, plays an important role in personal hopes for the future of my generation. Ultimately, both Donne's poem itself and the ideas about brotherhood that it espoused have had a lasting influence in western history and culture that remains valid today.
Donne's Mediation XVII
Meditation XVII is a poem that delves into the theme of the brotherhood of man. In Meditation XVII,…… [Read More]
Barrier island beaches generally develop where:
a The coast is composed of hard rock b the nearby land has a rugged topography of hills and mountains c the sea floor deepens rapidly offshore d The sea floor remains shallow for a long distance offshore
During storms in winter:
a There is a higher percentage of fine-grained sand on beaches
b More erosion occurs in bays than on headlands
c Beaches are eroded d Beaches are built up e Offshore sand bars are destroyed
Along the Midocean ridge
a earthquakes occur b sea floor spreading occurs c volcanism occurs d all the above occur
Where would you find examples of barrier island coasts?
c British Columbia and Alaska
d Texas and the Gulf Coast
Which of the following boundaries characterize the San Andreas Fault?
d None of the…… [Read More]
Art, ritual, and religion are inseparable in the aboriginal societies of Oceania. Aboriginal myths of creation and the Dreamtime are rendered in art and permeate the various types of art found throughout indigenous Australia from bark and rock paintings to the modern renditions on canvas. Similarly, the art of Pacific Islands before 1980 is inseparable from their cultural contexts. The concept of art is different in the Pacific Islands than it is for the Europeans who colonized the region. Therefore, it is important to understand both aboriginal and Pacific Island art within their own historical, cultural, and social worldview. Art was functional, symbolic, and sacred, and was tacitly decorative.
The aboriginal Australians have populated their lands for 50,000 years, and during that time developed highly sophisticated cosmologies comprising "what anthropologists say is the world's longest enduring religion," (Kiger, n.d.). Although there is a considerable amount of diversity in the exact…… [Read More]
Advances in title-production have also made customization an option in tiles that are at the high-end of the market (House Building, 2007). oof tiles are also known for their sustainability or environmentally friendly characteristics and low cost of ownership (TCO) over time (House Building, 2007). In addition to all of these attributes, tiles are known for being self-cleaning and having a very high resiliency to weather extremes.
The second option fo installing premium tiles at $50 per square foot meets with the aesthetic, branding and customer service requirements for the roof replacement. The opportunity cost of the installed however is very high at 3 weeks or $30,000 yet the tile is prospected to last 40 years. There is also an $875 per year amortization cost to this option assuming there is no incremental maintenance to be done. At $35,000 this is also the priciest option there is and needs to…… [Read More]
The appellant could not have reasonably foreseen the danger that the dropped package posed to the respondent, therefore the claim of negligence is unsupported by the facts.
HOLDING: Judgment reversed.
Lucy v. Zehmer, 196 Va. 493, 84 S.E.2d 516 (1954)
While both parties had been drinking, Lucy offered $50,000 to Zehmer for a farm.
In an effort to force Lucy to reveal that he did not have $50,000, Zehmer wrote up a contract for sale of the property and had his wife sign it.
When Lucy attempted to pay Zehmer the asking price, Zehmer refused despite admitting the price was more than fair.
Lucy sued Zehmer for specific performance and the lower court found in favor of Zehmer.
Lucy appealed to the Virginia Supreme Court.
ISSUE: Intentions hidden from other parties to a contract are irrelevant to whether a contract is valid (17 C.J.S., Contracts, § 133 b., p.…… [Read More]
Drug Abuse in Long Island, New York
With more than seven and a half million residents, Long Island, New York is a major center of commerce and education, but like many other densely populated large urban centers, this city also has a significant drug abuse problem. To determine the facts about the problem, this paper reviews the relevant literature to provide epidemiological evidence concerning the incidence of drug abuse in Long Island, and what community-based resources are available to its resident. Finally, a review of a recent research study article concerning these issues is followed by a summary of the research and important findings concerning drug abuse in Long Island in the conclusion.
eview and Analysis
Epidemiological evidence concerning drug abuse in Long Island
Like many other major American urban centers, all types of drugs are abuse in Long Island, but heroin abuse in particular has become a serious problem…… [Read More]
St. Croix has the largest amount of land under cultivation. Sugarcane was once the most important crop but its importance has declined. Manufacturing is most developed on St. Croix, where rum, refined petroleum and watches are produced.
Tourism is the islands' leading industry. St. Thomas and St. John are the chief tourist centers. Among attractions are the pleasant climate, beautiful scenery, and water sports. Another attraction is the free port, which sells at bargain prices goods imported from all over the world.
Famous People from the Islands
Kelsey Grammer (born 1955), actor was born in St. Thomas. Kelsey grew famous with roles in 'Cheers' and 'Frasier'. He trained at the Juilliard School located in New York City.
Hanik Milligan was born 1979 in St. Croix, is an American football safety for the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the sixth round of the…… [Read More]
There is also physical separation of the Greeks and Turks in some towns and villages, which has been intensified since the communal hostilities in December, 1963. In 1960 Cyprus had 619 villages, out of which 393 were primarily Greek, 120 Turkish, and 106 were mixed (Halil Ibrahim Salih, page 27)."
Equality: oth the communities thought that they belonged to the superior ethnicity and that they have superior rights. oth communities had been unwilling to recognize the rights of others. Halil Ibrahim Salih (1978) writes, "Citizens of the two communities are unwilling to recognize their equality as Cypriot citizens. The average Greek and Turk have stereotyped images of one another: Greeks view the Turks as intruders, brutal barbarians, and the Turks view the Greeks as selfish, degenerate cowards. The literature of the two communities illustrates that each considers its race to be superior and more civilized (Halil Ibrahim Salih, page 27)."…… [Read More]
EClinicaWorks at ikers Island
ikers Island is a correctional facility that currently utilizes eClinicalWorks, which has emerged as a leader in medical software solutions. This paper examines the use of this electronic health records software at this correctional facility in relation to hospitalized inmates. The author includes an overview of how this software is run by Corizon Health and how the correctional facility works with Bellevue Hospital, which also has eClinicalWorks. The discussion includes an evaluation of how this software has been characterized by a workflow challenge that hinders effective workflows. The use of paper documentation by hospital staff because of inability of this software to visualize findings, discharge instructions or recommendations is discussed. This is followed by discussion of a proposed innovation and how it can be implemented using a project management approach. The final sections discuss strategies for going live and ongoing maintenance of the proposed innovation.
eClinicalWorks…… [Read More]
Ben has renounced piracy and promises to help Jim and his friends. However, Gunn also acts as a warning to Jim that money is not all that matters, as Ben's life has left him alone, dissolute, and desperate, and at the end of the novel Ben quickly spends all of the money he gains from his escapades and must turn to begging. Soon, Jim's own morality will be tested when he is captured and is given the choice to join Long John Silver's crew. Jim resists, and when the pirates turn against their leader, both Silver and John narrowly escape wit their lives.
From Dr. Livesey, Jim learns to take risks, like travel far and wide in search of treasure. His experiences aboard the Hispaniola teach him that sometimes he has better judgment than esteemed Englishmen with aristocratic titles like Squire Trelawney. From Ben Gunn Jim learns that not all…… [Read More]
The Maori of New Zealand
The tangata whenua, also known as the Maori community are the New Zealand natives. These people are said to have originated from the Eastern Polynesian islands. They are also believed to have travelled to New Zealand several centuries ago, using canoes, an occurrence that was named the "Great Fleet." These people from the Polynesian islands were named the Maori after relocating to New Zealand. They developed their special language, traditional and cultural values (Anderson, Hoeberigs, Mackinnon & Thwaites, 2015).
The Maori and Literary Works
According to Stead (2016), the Maori, just like every other Polynesian community, started to live in the islands, approximately a millennium ago. These islands are now known as New Zealand. They composed, practiced, and performed prayers, love poems, war chants and laments. In addition, they came up with a myth that recorded and explained their past lives, and the…… [Read More]
Viewers and the protagonist alike comprehend that it is futile to continue fighting, given that from the moment when he was informed as regards his mental state, everyone became focused on the gravity of the situation and started to doubt the actual state of affairs concerning Edward Daniels. It is very probable that Scorsese was interested in having viewers doubt their own sanity as a result of seeing certain scenes in the film. he shot where a woman is supposedly drinking water from a glass is particularly interesting because of the following shot, where she is shown without it, only to be shown slamming an empty glass onto the table in the next shot.
Guilt emerges as one of the most important elements in the film as Laeddis comes across more and more cases of people expressing guilt (Hudson). Viewers also learn that eddy himself is haunted by his memories…… [Read More]
Statistics and regulations are in most cases likely to influence business individuals in ignoring them, feeling that a message containing them is related to a standard procedure.
It is laudable that the Plant Performance Services Section manager wrote the actual message he intended to send in a succinct manner. However, he compensated this through the fact that he inserted it at the end of the message and by filling the rest of the memo with information that did not convey a clear significance.
Considering the seriousness of the situation, the memo should have involved a meeting proposal between the two managers, as one could not possibly expect a simple memo to resolve the whole state of affairs. The Nuclear Services Section manager did not even propose a deadline for the condition, seemingly considering that the problem did not need to be solved urgently and that it depended solely on the…… [Read More]
Diabetes Prevention in Marshall Islands
In their 2001 article published in Health Education and Behavior, Cortes, Gittelson, Alfred, and Palafox presented the findings of their formative research conducted in the Marshall Islands concerning attitudes, beliefs, and statistics impacting the growth of diabetes in that population. The purpose of the study was to provide informed guidance in the development of a diabetes education and prevention program in the Marshall Islands. While the study was substantively enlightening and methodologically sound, some gaps in both substance and method call into question the viability of its practical implications.
The article was relatively thorough in its presentation of the background information justifying the study. It offered the necessary information concerning the rise of both obesity and diabetes in the general Marshallese population, and cited studies medically linking obesity and diabetes. However, more specific information on the causal relationship between diet, obesity, and diabetes may have…… [Read More]
In Taiwanese culture, gifts are not opened in the presence of the giver, unlike western culture (Lifestyle pp). However, both cultures observe the custom of standing when a guest, senior colleague or elder enters a room (Lifestyle pp). Polite dinner conversation generally centers on the meal, such as how it was prepared, ingredients used and where they were obtained, and while in western culture that may also be customary, dinner conversations often progress to politics and social issues (Lifestyle pp).
Recreation is one area that the United States and Taiwan are basically identical. Both countries enjoy the theater, cinema, picnics, listening to music, swimming, walking, basketball, volleyball, baseball, tennis, and soccer (Lifestyle pp). Taiwan has a profession baseball league and its Little League champions consistently do well in the Little League orld Series (Lifestyle pp). Moreover, pop culture in Taiwan is much the same as the U.S., including hip-hop, rock,…… [Read More]
Diane Blake Art Exhibition
King Island, Bass Straits -- Diane Blake. Diane is a native of the Eastern Shore, but has travelled all over the world to capture her images. She has been an artist and photographer for over 30 years, and loves to use her artistic lens to examine the natural environment. In particular, we focus on Diane's view of the seascapes and natural beauty of King Island, Tasmania (Art with Al, 2013).
Description and ationale - Dianne Blake celebrates the natural beauty of Mother Nature with her interpretations of the land and sea of a number of environments, in this case, King Island, Tasmania. Her work focuses on texture, color, and combinations of both that create natural wonder in paintings. In this case, Diane focuses on kelp, sponges, anemones, works, barnacles and the myriad of life in tide pools and rock ponds near the ocean shores. Each of…… [Read More]
President Bush's admission in Senegal that the United States was mindful of the past wrongs it had committed in enslaving stolen people from Africa, Carrillo (2003) explores the possible gains for the reparations movement.
However, Carrillo does more than simply focus on the "residual value" gained by the reparations movement from what she terms as a slip on President Bush's part. For, she also takes great pains to place in context the significance of Goree Island's notorious "Door of No Return." Carrillo achieves this through descriptions that bring alive the horrors of a place that had witnessed, "human beings ... delivered and sorted and weighed and branded with the marks of commercial enterprises and loaded as cargo on a voyage without return." Indeed, Carrillo is unsparing in her efforts to describe the anguish suffered by slaves in societies that prospered by their unpaid labor, while remaining indifferent to their plight.…… [Read More]
However, it is not culturally sensitive and says nothing about the desire to work with in cultural norms and traditions.
This article does not attempt to portray the aboriginal people in any particular way. It attempts to remain neutral in its portrayal of the Torres Strait Islanders. This article recognizes that Islanders in rural areas have different needs than those living in urban areas. The government will provide funding for implementing this plan. It is an excellent plan, but could be made better by the inclusion of cultural sensitivity within the programs that it outlines. The plan promises to give aboriginals better access to public programs. This suggests that access is inadequate at the current time.
acisimnoway (2008). Australian Communities: Torres Strait Islander People. etrieved February 28, 2008 at http://www.racismnoway.com.au/classroom/factsheets/53.html.
This article explains the language and cultural traits of the Islander, both on and off the island. It…… [Read More]
The Senkaku Islands in the South China Sea have become a warm zone, with China and Japan in particular engaged in military exercises in the region. The United States is another major player, offering full support to Japan including sending military vessels to the disputed area and threatening response should China try to seize the islands from Japan (McCurry & Branigan, 2014). The Senkaku Islands are presently uninhabited, but have been under Japanese administration since the U.S. returned them to Japan in 1972. The history of the islands is basically a convoluted legal dispute. China has old maps with the islands on them and assumes that meant they were under legal Chinese control. The islands were ceded to Japan officially at the end of the Sino-Japanese War in 1895 as part of Taiwan. Taiwan was technically returned to China after WWII, but the islands remained under U.S. administration…… [Read More]
Tourism takes a substantial place in the economy of Cyprus. Tourism has such an impact on Cyprus culture and daily life that the industry contributed 10.7% or US $5,445.0 mn of the GDP in 2006, allowing for job creation approximated at 113,000 jobs. (Micula and Micula) Thanks to consistent tourism, Cyprus has become the 40th most popular place to visit, inspiring almost 3 million tourists to come each year. Since 1975, Cyprus has been orld Tourism Organization full member and offers scenic views, high quality food, and ancient archaeological sites for any would-be traveler. (Micula and Micula) However, one thing makes Cyprus different from other destinations. That is the divide between Northern Cyprus and Southern Cyprus. This essay will detail how the difference in the north and south side contribute to tourism on the island and how it influences the busy tourism season and which activities promote more tourist engagement.…… [Read More]
Upon it's grand opening in 1964, Gay Talese of the New York Times had this to say about one of Robert Moses' most ambitious projects, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, "The sun shone, the sky was cloudless; bands played, cannons echoed up and down the harbor, flags waved, and thousands of motorists yesterday became part of the first -- and perhaps only-- blissful traffic jam on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge" (Talese). Aside from the humorous traffic jam comment, this picturesque account of the opening of the world's largest suspension bridge (for its time) seems very auspicious (MTA metro). That is to say, one gets a sense that this bridge was conceived and constructed without a glitch, without a sense of trepidation, and with the full support and cooperation of neighboring communities. However, a close examination of history and the facts suggest that although the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge serves the greater public good,…… [Read More]
Claudia, Yolanda, Hopeson and Jason
Statement of Work -- Project Description and Project Product
This section is typically a detailed amplification of the project SOW and mission from the Project Charter. This also includes how you intent to accomplish the project. "We intend to do this. . . And here are the steps we intend to use to accomplish the project."
This section is typically a detailed amplification of the SOW product description from the Project Charter. What will the product of the project look like or what should it be able to do when completed?
Island Spa will accommodate the growing demand for upscale services in stress management and will offer the personal care, grooming, and hygiene services to professionals living in the target area. Island Spa will offer standard spa services such as massages, facials, manicures, and pedicures, as well…… [Read More]
Another case study, this one by Cole (2011) examines the cultural and community impacts of tourism, both sustainable and unsustainable, on specific cultures in Indonesia. Cole concludes as well that in order to help keep the cultural and community influences and positive attitudes intact, it is important to consider the local community as a major stakeholder in the sustainability of a tourist destination. Cole states in her article, "ourism has the potential to empower communities and the sustainable tourism agenda needs to focus on how to bring this about. As the case study illustrates, understanding tourists and tourism processes is the first stage to empowering the local community to make informed and appropriate decisions about their tourism development. Considerable investments are required in communication and trust building between the actors in tourism. his paper examines how action research, focus groups and the creation of a tourism forum can be concrete,…… [Read More]
I am heading into negotiations with the Sanibel Island environmentalists from a strong position, as I have very little to lose. I am already projecting a profit, even with some of the environmental remediation work factored into my projections, and the profit will grow substantially after the first year. If I get no concessions out of these negotiations, the hotel will still be profitable; if I get any concessions, that profit could increase exponentially. As Steven P. Cohen indicates, the party with little to lose and much to gain is in a position of power in the negotiating process, as he or she is able to take risks (Cohen, 1995).
The biggest concession I could win would be the ability to expand the hotel to at least four floors, while would greatly increase the hotel's profitability, so my negotiating strategy will focus on achieving that end result. From…… [Read More]
"On the Law which has Regulated the Introduction of New Species" is a paper written in 1855 by the pioneering evolutionary biologist Alfred Russel allace. The article outlines a theory of evolution that predates Darwin's Origin of Species. In fact, allace's paper predated a letter that he wrote to Charles Darwin and which was a source of inspiration for the latter's work. allace wrote "On the Law which has Regulated the Introduction of New Species" in Sarawak, Borneo, but inside the article mentions the Galapagos Islands, where Darwin developed his theories. Islands may evolve peculiar variations of species due to their geographic isolation from continental masses. allace was well travelled and mentions a number of different geographic zones that are relevant to his research on biological evolution including zones in the Americas, Europe, and also Asia.
"On the Law which has Regulated the Introduction of New Species" discusses the…… [Read More]
John in Chorio.
Symi is home to more than 465 chapels and churches. The town of Symi houses 13 churches and dozens of chapels, some of which date back to Symi's Byzantine eraf. One of the most frequented attractions on Symi is the monastery located at Panormitis. This monastery draws thousands of tourists to the island each year. Popular monasteries on Symi include Roukeuniotis, Megalos Sotiris, St. Michael, and the Church of the Virgin. Churches usually remain locked unless there is a name day celebration or other festivity in progress. One of the oldest churches on Symi is the paleo-Christian Church, Aghia Irini.
Nisyros, also part of the Docadanese Islands in Greece, is situated between the islands of Kos and Tilos, is comparatively smaller than Symi and has an approximate population of 1000 inhabitants. The two main villages located on Nisyros are Mandraki and Nikea; these two villages are…… [Read More]
firms have been focused on social responsibility. This is when a company will engage in different practices that take into account the viewpoints of various stakeholders (such as: communities, the environment and the impact on the firm).
In the case of Chevron, they claim that they are committed to protecting the environment at all costs.
Evidence of this can be seen with company's Operational Excellence Management System. Implemented in 2007, this is designed to take into account a number of different viewpoints when starting any kind of new project. The most notable include: possible social, environmental and safety issues. This program is illustrating how the company is focused on addressing issues that will be impacted by their activities.
However, Chevron is also dealing with challenges where they contributed to incidents that harmed the environment, health or interests of other stakeholders (i.e. The Brazilian offshore oil slick). The combination of these…… [Read More]
1% greater than the Texas average.
The cost of living in Canyon is 2.6% less than the national average.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100.If the region shows a cost of living index that is lower than 100, it means it is living below national standard, and the reverse shows it is living above national standards. Canyon's living standard is 97, which shows that it is living below average national standards. At the same time, however, it is significantly greater than cost of living in Texas in general. Its groceries, its goods, and its transportation are one or more notches higher than Texas in general. Its housing index is considerably higher. Its utilities index is however significantly lower than Texas and certainly than the Nation as a whole. Its health care index is also slightly lower than Texas in general.
Misc. The price…… [Read More]
Termed "the forgotten battle," the Battle for the Aleutians represented the only instance during World War II when the Japanese occupied American soil and the campaign exacted a significant toll of American lives and treasure. The Aleutians became strategically significant during World War II for the Japanese as well as the United States, but the American preparations in anticipation of this attack were woefully inadequate. Despite a U.S. naval base was being established at Dutch Harbor in 1942, the Japanese bombed the base and later occupied Attu, Kiska, and Agattu islands. Although a U.S. counterattack from bases on Adak and Amchitka retook these islands in 1943, several thousand of American lives were lost in the process and many more were injured. The purpose of this study is to provide a comprehensive and critical analysis of the primary and secondary juried and scholarly literature concerning the Battle of the Aleutians to…… [Read More]
prohibitively rising cost of housing in Rhode Island has affected both the nuclear and extended family. Rising housing costs may force family members to move to less expensive areas, causing a breakdown in both extended and nuclear family structure. However, this may be balanced by the increased tendency of young adults, who cannot afford the high housing costs in Rhode Island, to live at home.
Certainly, data outlined below indicate that the housing crisis in Rhode Island is very real and immediate. Individuals across Rhode Island society are beginning to feel the constraints of the difficult housing market, and low-income individuals are feeling the greatest strain.
Given that federal and private agencies are unable to keep up with the increasing demand for housing assistance for low-income residents, the housing crisis will only continue to grow. As a result, the pressures of the nuclear and extended family are not expected to…… [Read More]
Battle of kinawa on Cultural Treasures
The research paper is about the impact of battle for control of kinawa fought between Allies and Japan during world war two, on the cultural heritage and valuables of the Ryukyu Kingdom. The paper starts with a general introduction of the topic and building a stance that humans have been involved in wars and battles from the start in order to gain control over resources and in order to prove their supremacy over one another and in struggle of survival. During these wars of survival of the fittest, the humans neglect the dreadful impacts and effects these wars leave on the mankind, environment, and culture.
The research paper provides a general history and background related to the situation, describes the valuable cultural resources of the Island, examines the impact and influence of the battle of kinawa on the cultural heritage and valuables of the…… [Read More]
Tea was the third most important commercial product, and was also sold to the mainland. Research indicates that the Japanese, as well as other foreign powers, deeply coveted in Taiwan's wealth (Government Information Office in Taiwan, at (http://www.taiwan.com.au/polieco/history/report04.html).
In 1886 Taiwan's defenses against foreign aggression were modernized, the government implemented tax reforms to make Taiwan financially independent, and educated its indigenous peoples. A general trade office was established to encourage foreign trade, and Western-style schools were set up (Government Information Office in Taiwan, at (http://www.taiwan.com.au/polieco/history/report04.html).When Taiwan was ceded to Japan in 1895 under the terms of the Treaty of Shimonoseki, the locals declared independence on May 25, 1895, and formed the Democratic Taiwan Nation to resist the Japanese take-over. A total of 7,000 Chinese soldiers were killed in the conflict and civilian casualties numbered in the thousands (Government Information Office in Taiwan, at (http://www.taiwan.com.au/polieco/history/report04.html).These events also assisted in the creation…… [Read More]
[footnoteRef:32] This lack of forces for other Pacific struggles generally weakened the Japanese war effort, as the Japanese were forced to fight those battles with insufficient men, weapons, ammunition and other related materiel. [27: Eric Hammel. Guadalcanal: Decision at Sea: The Naval attle of Guadalcanal, November 13-15, 1942. Pacifica, CA: Pacifica Military History, 1999, p. 346.] [28: Colin G. Jameson. "attle of Guadalcanal: 11-15 November, 1942." www.history.navy.mil Web site. 1944. http://www.history.navy.mil/library/online/battleguadalcanal1942.htm (accessed March 18, 2013), p. 78.] [29: Robert Leckie. Challenge for the Pacific: Guadalcanal: The Turning Point of the War (Paperback). New York, NY: antam ooks, 2010, pp. 127-128.] [30: Mark Stille. USN Cruiser vs. IJN Cruiser: Guadalcanal 1942. New York, NY: Osprey Publishing, 2009, pp. 19-20.] [31: Leckie, p. 306.] [32: Ibid.]
The Allied victory at the Naval attle of Guadalcanal through the leadership of Vice Admiral William F. Halsey, the Southwest Pacific Theater commander, was also a…… [Read More]
mass tourism on the culture of Ibiza
Ibiza in Spain is one of the best-preserved medieval islands in Europe. The island is closest of all the Balearic Islands to mainland Spain and has a 200 km coastline. Although it has a reputation as a party island, there is much more to it than nightclubs. There are many small coves and over 50 beaches. One can view other Ibiza attractions, museums, events, festivals and travel. Ibiza has earned the title of "Clubbing Capital" of the world. The temperatures range from 20 degrees Celsius in May to around 27 in August. The population hovers around 110000 while the language spoken is Castilian Spanish. The currency accepted is the Euro. During the 1990's, tourism was boosted in the island when it earned the Guinness ecord as the entertainment industry in the world. Since it has around 300 days of sunshine throughout the year,…… [Read More]
True Meaning of Snow
David Guterson is the young, American author of Snow Falling on Cedars which heavily consists of human nature and human emotions. Snow Falling on Cedars, narrates the trial of a Japanese man accused of murdering a white man in the post-orld ar II era. Throughout this literary work, Guterson uses elements of nature: land, trees, water and especially snow, as literal and metaphorical tools to develop and resolve conflicts.
David Guterson uses the same aspects and characteristics of nature in two different ways. First he describes in visual detail the literal or actual effects that elements of nature have on the characters in the novel. But more importantly Guterson uses nature to convey substantial and symbolic meaning in the lives of the characters in the story.
One of the elements of nature that Guterson uses as a tool to develop the conflicts in Snow Falling on…… [Read More]
This was part of Lt. Kuribayashi's plan to allow U.S. assault forces to land on the shore and to hold off attacking them until they began to move inland. As American marines advanced onto the Island, Kuribayashi's hidden machine gun nests dug into the island opened up and inflicted very heavy casualties. The interconnected bunkers enabled the Japanese forces to retreat under attack and then emerge from other bunkers behind American the lines of American advances to attack them from their rear
(Bishop & McNab, 2007; ay, 2003).
After four days of fighting since the February 19, 1945, U.S. marines captured
Mt. Suribachi, the highest point on the Island on February 23rd (Ambrose, 2001; Bishop & McNab, 2007; ay, 2003). Five marines and one Navy corpsman erected a small U.S.
flag that was immediately ordered replaced with a larger flag so that it would be visible to the entire island…… [Read More]
In fact, this could not take place in the case of the anary Islands positive steps have been taken, such as in the case of law 19/2003 passed by the Government of the Islands.
The paper on the anary Islands and more precisely on Tenerife offers an original contribution to the theoretical literature regarding the steps towards sustainability in the case of island tourist destinations. By trying to explain the causes of present tourism stagnation on the island, the article manages to identify and clearly formulate the reasons behind this stagnation - tourist activity issues, excess of supply, imbalances in demand etc. The two theoretical standpoints are also clear and well-formulated from the beginning (Fig.1: 3) so that the logic of the arguments put forward is both solid and always present.
The conclusions put forward the idea that there have been theories that due to excessive construction, the resources…… [Read More]
epublic of Fiji
Multiculturalism and Globalization in the epublic of Fiji
In an increasingly global society, multiculturalism is becoming important for businesses and individuals that want to advance. There is an increasing need to understand and relate to others, and people who are unable or unwilling to do so are finding that they are being left behind in business. They are also finding their growth stunted financially and culturally, because they do not permit themselves to be open to other people and to continue to learn what they can from people who are different from them. While that is unfortunate, how significant multiculturalism is in the life of a particular person can depend greatly on where that person lives and the culture that he or she is exposed to on a daily basis. Some people need to be more multicultural than others, just based on where they reside.
More cities…… [Read More]
• Competitiveness in the Euro currency markets (Cayman Islands.com)
Depositors can also invest globally. There are minimal reporting requirements, and strong client confidentiality, and the Cayman Islands, being under British jurisdiction, has political and economic stability (Benefits of Cayman Offshore Banking)
ome of the Comnaonies in Cayman Islands
Famous U.. companies located on Cayman Island include:
Financial Consulting & Accounting Ltd.
Custom Accounting olutions
Xanadu Distributing Ltd. (Marketing)
Ford - Vampt Motors
Mercedes-Benz - Ultimate Imports Ltd.
Hi-Tech Electronics Inc.
Alphasoft Ltd. (telecommunications)
Others are Coca-Cola, Oracle, and Intel that all use the Islands to avoid paying taxes
"One quarter of the 100 largest contractors with the U.. federal government, including Altria Group Inc. And Tyco International Ltd. have had subsidiaries in the Caymans, according to a study by the Government Accountability Office." (Evans (May, 2009). eagate is one of these companies.
Altria,…… [Read More]
hile the winner gets a huge amount of money for supposedly being the strongest human, in fact, the strongest human is merely the one that uses the greatest amount of self-centered cunning and brute strength. If one is going to define humanity, especially in the post-Darwinian age, then it would seem that humanity, to be set apart, would depend on altruistic feelings and use of intelligence rather than selfish feelings and use of brute force alone. In this respect, there is little to separate the producers of TV reality shows from Dr. Moreau, and, by extension, little to separate the participants from the man-beasts. hile it is certainly a cynical viewpoint, it would seem that those who participate in the reality shows might be assumed to be as dimly aware of their condition as the man-beasts after their reversion to the more animal state.
Graff compares Dr. Moreau to Mary…… [Read More]
Puerto ico is a Caribbean Island which was formerly settled by two Native American tribes, Caribe and Arawak. In 1493, this Island was captured by Spain and up until about 400 years it was ruled by the Spanish. The native settlers during this time period had become slaves to the Spanish and with time as their population began to lessen, outsiders including black slaves were imported and the Indian race became less prominent. (Whalen)
The association between the United States and Puerto ico goes back to the times of the Spanish-American war which took place in 1898. As a result of this war and due to the terms which were presented under the Treaty of Paris in 1898, Spain had to let go of Puerto ico. Since then it has been an unincorporated territory of the United States of America. (Duany)
For Puerto ico, the 20th century started under the…… [Read More]
California's costal ocean region is characterized with both positive and negative attributes. The California Coastal egion is along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. This area is a beautiful, desirable area to live in, causing real estate to be among the highest in the United States. In fact, this area was one of the fastest to recover after the great recession of 2008, due primarily to its natural beauty. In addition, the per capita income for families in the area is also usually higher than the general population in the country. This fact is intuitive as higher income families are those best able to afford the beauty and natural elements in which the California costal region offers. There are many rivers and streams that lead out to the ocean. The popular edwood Forest is also within the vicinity of the costal region. There are beautiful mountains and sand…… [Read More]
Our motto is to leave things as they are, without trying to substantially change the local economy and cultural structure of the land. Of course, Sustainable Cruisers are interested in learning about local handicrafts and practices, but they come as observers, and do not demand any additional accommodations are made for their presence. Staff members are all oriented in the culture of the region, and many have family members who are local to the area.
Depending on the nature of the your island's infrastructure and the comfort of residents and leaders, cruisers can go 'free cruising' and wander on their own throughout the island, or they can be required to follow a guided tour. Local members of the population can act as ancillary guides to the on-board cruise leaders. Sustainable Cruises always seeks to incorporate local members of the island when presenting the region to tourists. Additionally, locals are often…… [Read More]