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2). Some of the programs offered by the city include those set forth in Table 5 below.
City-Sponsored Community esources for the Homeless in Las Vegas
Housing and Homeless Services
In accordance with the Home for Homeless Nevadans: 10-Year Plan to educe Homelessness, the goal is to ensure that more 900 individuals either avoid the cycle of homelessness or enter permanent housing over the next 10 years.
econnection to Family Program
This program provides one-way, one-time, out-of-town transportation assistance to individuals and families to reach designated housing with awaiting family and/or other secure housing situations and support.
Donation Stations to End Homelessness
A way to contribute to the city's Home for Homeless Nevadans: 10-Year Plan to educe Homelessness. Spare change normally given to panhandlers will be redirected into programs for those at-risk of homelessness and currently homeless in the city of Las Vegas. estored parking…… [Read More]
Las Vegas V. aikiki
Although one is in the middle of the desert and the other on an island in the middle of the sea, Las Vegas and aikiki draw visitors and new residents year-round. In spite of their diverse geographical locations, both are American cities with a rich ethnic diversity and a strong tourism industry. Both American cities share similar appeals: aikiki, which is a district of Hawaii's capital Honolulu, has year-round mild and sunny weather, although Las Vegas, Nevada gets much colder in the winter than Honolulu does. Tourists are drawn to these cities for fun as well as sun, for both areas boast a number of world-class four and five-star resorts as well as lively nighttime entertainment. Las Vegas draws people for its gambling casinos, and aikiki for its beaches, but both cities are famously fun. People and families that are considering relocation would take into account…… [Read More]
From time to time, however, Las Vegas illusion and Las Vegas reality do intersect (uneasily). hen ugly newsworthy incidents occur, e.g., when a dozen tourists are killed by a drugged-out schizophrenic speeding in his car toward them on a Strip sidewalk; when a twenty-something female out-of-towner is shot fatally inside Harrah's; or when an elderly, but obviously, somehow, non-compliant female tourist is dragged, handcuffed, a the marble-floored casino/hotel lobby by an overzealous Las Vegas cop; some of Las Vegas' magic vanishes for a short time. But the next day or at worst within the same week, the bad ugly thing (now referred to as "extremely unusual" or "a freak accident" is forgotten. Tourist injuries and deaths are never (one is led to believe) the fault of any casino. Further news of the unfortunate incident, whatever it was, is hard to come by, if the casino has anything to do with…… [Read More]
Las Vegas: More Than a Gambling Center
This paper sheds light on the 'land of temptation' known as Las Vegas. While the city has earned fame by being one of the biggest gambling centers in the world, it is important to understand that it has a lot to offer to those visitors whose idea of fun doesn't include squandering money. Las Vegas turned into the fastest growing city of the United States both in terms of economy and population during the mid-1980s, but while the former brought huge investment into the city, the latter led to numerous problems that are commonly associated with a rapidly growing urban center. The paper focuses on all the things that keep Las Vegas in the news.
LAS VEGAS: MOE THAN A GAMBLING HUB
History of Las Vegas:
Not much is known about Las Vegas before 1700s but it is widely believed that civilization existed…… [Read More]
In spite of all of these expenses, the major expenditure goes to maintenance and personnel costs.
To meet all of the financial demands outlined above, the Las Vegas Speedway acquires corporate sponsorship for all of their events. Between this corporate sponsorship and the ticket sales, which can range anywhere from $70 to $261.45 per ticket, the speedway can bring in over $50 million per major event (LVMS, 2006). Of course not all the events that are held in the venue are necessarily major.
One way that the Las Vegas Speedway contributes to the Las Vegas local community, besides the generating thousands of jobs both within and without the complex, is that it is open two times a week to local drag racers. This decision was made to help reduce the drag racing activity on the public streets, which was becoming quite a problem for the local authorities, not to mention…… [Read More]
A perfect example of this new wave is another project on the new 'South Strip,' which also broke ground in July 2006, Urban Village. Urban Village will be a 50-acre, $1.5 billion project of brownstones, lofts, condo hotel units, and flats" (Las Vegas area and city statistics, demographics, and trends, 2009, Appraisers of Las Vegas.). Land use in general has increasingly serviced the luxury tourism market, rather than residential areas, which may partially account for the high crime rate -- many people with few ties to the area pass through Las Vegas. But residential and tourist housing areas have been increasingly blurred, often occupying the same physical spaces, not just the same neighborhoods.
Las Vegas thus has a rather eccentric pattern of sociological development that undercuts traditional zones of transition theory, which suggests that between the central business district and outer rings of working-class and middle-class urban residences, there will…… [Read More]
The federal obligations cause smaller or underdeveloped counties to be economically pressurized. Low income communities, who do not come to stand this pressure, give in to accept substandard living conditions. Lack of social development such as water, waste lines and housing are not the only deprived areas, there are counties which still do not have a facility of communication lines. This is a massive drawback that deprives the counties with quality opportunity, attraction and community commerce. The rural Nevadans plan will be to develop the surrounding regions of their communities. However, the ownership of these regions belongs to the federal government. Lack of planning and motivation causes the federal government to overlook the importance of the region. Privatization of this land can be fruitful for the communities of these counties which can prove helpful in easing the economic burden that the weak county governments have to face (NCED, 2011).
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Las Vegas Nevada Community Assessment
According to U.S. censor board Las Vegas city has population was 2,643,085 with majority of white (80.3%) while almost 8% African Black . About 60% of the population have their own homes. Poverty level as of 2008 statistics, 11% people living below poverty level.
As regards risk and hazards management, amongst the 35 major cities, Las Vegas was found to be having lowest rations for mutually property and violent crime.( U.S. Census Bureau). There are currently fifteen fire stations and 522 firefighters and paramedics situated all through the City offering 24-hour fire and emergency medical service (EMS). Las Vegas has Seven Metropolitan Police Department substations, out of which four situated within the City limits, holding more than 2,000 uniformed officers, offering 24-hour police response within 5 minutes.
Nevada ranks last of all states in the United States for…… [Read More]
For example, the "New Business Checklist" (2008) maintained by the City of Las Vegas states that, "All new businesses are required to register with the Department of Taxation. The Department provides information related to State business licensing, sales tax or use tax permits, consumer's permits, or certificates of authority. The Department will either issue the applicable permit and/or license needed to provide the clearance necessary for local business license purposes" (p. 1). Besides the other licenses and forms required (i.e., fictitious name license, employer identification number, zoning ordinances, worker's compensation certification, and filings with the state and federal tax agencies) to start a casino, a liquor and gaming license is required as well. According to the New Business Checklist, "To obtain a liquor and/or gaming license, a business license from the appropriate city and/or county must be obtained first" (p. 2).
The operative sections of the Nevada evised Statutes 463.0129…… [Read More]
Economic Diversification in Las Vegas
The study analyzes the aspects of economic diversification. The study aims to evaluate the structure of economy of Las Vegas. The study also examines the various possibilities of economic diversification for Las Vegas.
The goal of every country of the world is to create a growing, strong and sustainable economy which improves the standard of living through creating employment and wealth, enhancing technology, encouraging knowledge and guarantying political stability. A diverse economy is based on a wide range of profitable sectors. Such economies are not dependent upon only one sector. There's a strong connection between economic diversification and economic sustainability. The diversification helps in reducing the volatility. It also is responsible for increase in the performance of the economy. (Sylvian Arthur, 2003)
Las Vegas was heavily dependent on their accommodation industry. They were making large profits from the industry due to their global reputation…… [Read More]
budget process for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). LVMPD was formed in 1973 as a result of the merger of the Las Vegas Police Department with the Clark County Sheriff's Department. LVMPD serves the city limits of Las Vegas along with unincorporated areas of Clark County.
LVMPD is funded by the City of Las Vegas and Clark County. Police department funding is based on a complex formula determined by population, calls for service, and the number of felony crimes from the previous year. Both city and county governments must approve not just the annual operating budget, but also their respective percentage of the budget. In addition to funding supplied by the two governments, the department itself generates approximately one-third of its funds though property tax and the charging for certain services, such as special events. A special sales tax to fund commissioned positions generates additional funding.
The Law Enforcement…… [Read More]
The talent, energy, and leadership style that has led to the phenomenal success hotel / resort developer Steve ynn has enjoyed is the subject of this paper. ynn was born in New Haven, Connecticut on January 27, 1942. He received a degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania, and after his father's death in 1963 he took over his family's bingo business in Maryland. Four years later he moved to Las Vegas, and began a legacy of building resorts with more flair and more success than anyone previously had shown.
ynn's Style of Leadership
hile mentioning just a few of his Las Vegas developments and acquisitions -- the Golden Nugget, The Mirage, Treasure Island, Bellagio, the ynn and Encore -- it can be said with succinctness that he is worth an estimated $3.2 billion and has built numerous hotels, resorts, and casinos all around the world. He…… [Read More]
Organized crime has existed in society for hundreds of years in one form or another. It generally exists in prosperous societies where strong class distinctions -- sometimes brutally enforced -- exist. The history and dealings associated with major crime organizations have been well documented. In this paper, the effect of La Cosa Nostra (Our Thing or Cause) will be discussed in relation to its effects on modern society. This paper will also discuss the efforts and results of law enforcement on the Mafia.
Organized crime in the United States has been around for a long time. Since the early 1900's, "organized" crime has existed and continues to exist in the United States today. Organized crime is generally prevalent in regions of high population density, where there are sufficient opportunities available to make money illegally. Organized crime can be therefore classified as a society-influenced crime. In recent years, however, the growing…… [Read More]
It provides thousands of jobs and seemingly infinite streams of revenue for local businesses and corporations. Many citizens' livelihood is tied into the boom of the tourist industry, and has been for generations. Therefore, the attitude of many citizens within the boundaries of the city of Las Vegas, tend to favor protecting the city from theft. In fact, theft means not only their own suffering in the case of local theft cases, but also the potential to but a damper on the tourism which supports most of the city. Therefore, focusing on the crime wave of current theft cases will prove to best serve the interests of the citizens of Las Vegas.
With this then in mind, more specific recommendations can be given and potentially implemented within Las Vegas city limits which would help curb the tide of theft related crimes. One such recommendation is the investment into better technology…… [Read More]
The relevance of maintaining healthy communities cannot be overstated. In basic terms, communities should be designed and maintained in a way that promotes the well-being of their inhabitants. In so doing, such communities could end up realizing not only the economic but also the social benefits of a happier, healthier, and more productive society. There is therefore a need to assess and diagnose the key health problems specific to various communities. This way, lasting and innovative solutions can be sought and implemented to rein in the identified health problems.
For this particular assignment, I will concern myself with North Las Vegas which also happens to be one of the largest cities in Nevada. In terms of governance, the city falls under the administration of a mayor who is assisted in this role by four members of the council. When it comes to city life, it is important to…… [Read More]
Given the strong and increasing competition in the gaming and entertainment industry, Mandalay should apply a more aggressive strategy. The group should continue to expand the business. This will attract more clients, and it will expand Mandalay's number of target segments, which will eventually lead to increased incomes.
As mentioned above, Mandalay's strategy should focus on social responsibility also. By involving in the lives of its customers, Mandalay will be a more present figure in the customers' minds, which should lead to an increased degree of loyalty. Customer loyalty can also be reached by increasing customer satisfaction.
As a consequence, Mandalay's marketing department should seriously focus on discovering and analyzing customers' needs that have not yet been fulfilled. Implementing something new could help Mandalay gain serious competitive advantage over other gaming and entertainment industry players.
Mandalay should continue to exploit the advantage gained by addressing the entertainment oriented customers and…… [Read More]
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Vegas FAQ. (Apr 2007). Online. Available at http://visitlasvegas.com/getfile/2006Top25Questions.pdf?fileID=106[accessed 27 Mar…… [Read More]
Magnesium was in great demand during World War II. It was described as the wonder metal and used for incendiary munitions casings and airplane engines, frames, and other parts. The processing of magnesium is multi-step task using significant amounts of energy. In the June 1944 issue of the Desert, Lelande Quick provides the following pictorial of how magnesium is processed:
everal employees of Basic Magnesium spent much time in England learning the skills required for the above process. Ironically, the Germans assisted England in building the plant prior to war. Locating the processing plant near Hoover Dam resulted in low cost energy. When the facility was at full capacity it produced over five million pounds of magnesium nuggets per day and employed over 13,500 people. This made BMI bigger than the employee base of the Hoover Dam and BMI's weekly payroll was greater than a month's payroll at the dam.…… [Read More]
" This is especially true of neighborhoods associated with gang activity, where the color of one's shirt or hat can become a matter of life or death regardless of racial similarity or dissimilarity.
In everyday social interactions in areas of the local community other than those where racial animosity may be merely part of much more general resentment based on social class or "home turf" defensiveness, I experience relatively non-racialized responses without any perceptible tension based on my race. That is not necessarily to suggest that individuals from respective races harbor no differences in their personal attitudes about race; it is only based on my perception of direct outward conduct and response to me.
If anything, I would have t say that I have experienced interactions where individuals of other racial backgrounds seem to relate to me more politely than racially similar individuals. For example, I have noticed that clerks…… [Read More]
beat generation are several strong principles, the most notable is associated with the founder, Jack Kerouac and his definition of the generation as a whole.
The road" has been a powerful metaphor for freedom from the constraints of ordinary life, ever since Jack Kerouac's On the Road became the Beatnik Bible in the 1950's. Kerouac saw beauty in gas stations and freedom on the road. The metaphor caught the imagination of a generation. Many of the key phenomena of "the Sixties" developed in coherence with this metaphor... getting high on psychedelic drugs was called "taking a trip."
Jack Kerouac and others developed through his mostly autobiographical works the "positive" concept or purpose of the retaliatory generation of the beats.
ithin the works of the small elite group of writers associated with the beat generation there are many messages about, life, the world and rejection of conformity. There is little doubt…… [Read More]
The park is large but well-laid out with a central road, wheelchair access paths, parking, and regular public bus service. Shady areas offer needed breaks from the sun while at the same time preserving an outdoors-focused experience. ecreational facilities are open late and are as unrestrictive and welcoming as possible. One of the most attractive features of Desert Breeze is that it is not overly manicured and blends in with the local desert flora.
Analysis of Focus Area
Durgano Avenue is lined with popular restaurants, cafes, and bars. However, Desert Breeze's focus area combines residential with commercial zones to attract the greatest number of visitors and make the park accessible for all. Desert Breeze is surrounded by new and existing housing developments, providing a substantial number of regular local visitors. The park is especially well situated for young people who can easily walk, cycle, or skate to the park. Older…… [Read More]
Despite what seems as a more permissive approach regarding the consumption of alcohol or coffee, Catholicism and Mormonism both believe that there should be no sex before marriage and that the example of Christ should be a central example to each believer. Additionally, holiness in the world is a message that both religions put one as an objective we should try to have for our lives and at a global level.
Modesty is probably also a common denominator of both faiths. People should be modest, both in terms of how they dress and show around their riches and in terms of the way they decide to live their lives. There is something happy about living a modest life and something that ties into the initial conception of the Christian faith.
Many have labeled Mormonism as a cult and, most likely, it has everything to do with the fact that we…… [Read More]
These impulses may result in compulsive behavior ultimately leading to financial ruin and family devastation; partly for this reason, most American states had prohibited games of chance and other forms of gambling under a paternalistic attempt to protect people from their own compulsions (Lears p. 193). Las Vegas benefited from a confluence of circumstances that brought in workers and tourists to partake of something other states outlawed, and in time, gambling became the most lucrative industry in the region, employing more local residents and generating more revenue from non-residents than any other industry. Later, the connection between legalized gambling and its revenue-generating potential attracted criminal influences that shaped much of Las Vegas politics for decades.
Partly because of the long-term association between gambling and criminal activity and partly because of age-old religious principles defining concepts like work, virtue, and sin, gambling was widely considered a blemish on society. The additional…… [Read More]
Police Report on a Missing Girl
Amber Hall was reported missing yesterday at 16.00 at her grandfather's yard which is located at 976 Grand Avenue. According Mr. Pinckney, Amber Hall was at her grandfather's backyard playing when they went inside to start having their dinner and to answer a phone call which took them less than 5 minutes.
However, when they returned to the outside yard, they noticed Amber was missing. The police arrived at the scene at 18.27 and started searching the area, and at 20.00 the police begun to invite other people to come and help them in carrying out the search. Amber Hall is a 1st grade student at Hawthorne Elementary, a daughter of Marci Hall of 34 Magee CT and a friend to Terese Pinckney.
According to her grandparents, the girl usually likes playing with woods and sometimes she would accompany them inside the wood, especially…… [Read More]
Housing Bubbles Contagious?
Like the sudden collapse of publically traded internet technology stocks in the year 2000 which was its predecessor, the speculative real estate bubble that peaked in 2006 and deflated with such sudden and devastating scope was viewed by many as a calamitous, but largely unforeseeable, confluence of catastrophic economic circumstances. Economic theorists and other researchers have begun the arduous process of debunking that self-perpetuating myth, however, by precisely analyzing the complex network of financial, social and political variables which dictate the artificial inflation, and resulting drastic deflation, of residential property prices. Mary iddel, an associate professor in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas' Department of Economics, recently authored a report examining concept of interconnectedness between neighboring urban centers entitled Are Housing Bubbles Contagious? A Case Study of Las Vegas and Los Angeles Home Prices. Published in the scholarly journal Land Economics, iddel's comprehensive study of the intricate…… [Read More]
Boyd Gaming Part III
Boyd Gaming is considering purchasing some or all of Station Casinos. The company's current position is as a "local's focused" casino company, in particular with respect to its Las Vegas operations and its Coast Casinos operations as well. Boyd has already identified that it needs to become bigger in order to implement a strategy based on operational excellence, but it also wants to pursue customer intimacy as well, something that it feels many of its competitors are not presently doing. The company's customer intimacy strategy relies on building long-term relationships with locals, who it sees as preferring to avoid the large mega-casinos that are focused on the tourist market. For Boyd, the potential acquisition of Station Casinos is a means of meeting the needs that were previously identified -- an improved presence in Las Vegas and a larger organization overall -- while maintaining the customer intimacy…… [Read More]
Her promotional prospects may also be affected if she receives a poor write-up by a union supervisor. Of course, Angelica has legal recourse if she is subjected to such abuse. But as a young woman in need of a job who does not want to make trouble, Angelica is likely to be unaware of the law and unwilling to take such actions. Furthermore, she does not seem adverse to union membership, merely unaware of what being in a union entails. After going to the union meeting, she may feel very positively towards the union, given the 'spin' that is likely given to membership by union leaders and proponents.
Q1.Do you believe that the exit interviews were accurate? Explain your answer.
Workers are not necessarily honest in exit interviews. They know that when they apply for a new position they will have to include the titles and addresses of…… [Read More]
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]
I'm also good at communicating with the internal and external stakeholders of an organization. For example, at Sam Jacinto Community College, I was constantly interfacing with the athletic department and ground maintenance. And, as a sales manager, I developed a wide range of communication networks with area businesses and vendors.
A also believe that I have the unique breadth of skills required in education administration. y earlier work in the field of boxing clearly demonstrates my ability to handle complex and diverse tasks. I was effective at many activities such as promoting events, organizing local sponsorships, producing newspaper and television advertisements, completing contracts, setting venues, establishing commissions, selling tickets, booking hotel and food accommodations, making travel arrangements and paying operating expenses. Administration was also a large part of my sales management responsibilities that included ensuring acceptable revenue generation, tracking company inventory, expenses and payroll, preparing contract proposals and loan documents…… [Read More]
Non-Profit and for-Profit Ethical and Liability Issues
This paper examines the ethical and liability issues that non-profit corporations and for-profit businesses face, and compares them.
Non-Profit Corporations and For-Profit Business: Comparison of the Ethical and Liability Issues that are Faced by Both There have been a lot of scandals lately regarding large for-profit businesses. These scandals stem from both ethical and legal issues. Many of these scandals have resulted in lawsuits and even criminal proceedings against those who have been involved with them. The true extent of corporate liability is just beginning to be seen in our society. We are watching the large corporations of this country ever more closely now, in order to make sure that they are acting in an ethical manner. The corporations, for their part, are being extra careful in their actions and words, fully aware of the liability that they are under should anything they…… [Read More]
' At that moment, I came to realize that I have to set a good example for him by being strong and facing up to my circumstances. Remembering the special times that my mother and I shared as a little girl in our worship, I started going to church again and prayed to Him for help and guidance. Even today, I remember very clearly how I cried out to Him for help and asked Him what I should do in order to be saved. This was a turning point in my life because I felt so empty and lost but I knew in my heart that things were going to be okay.
One day not too long after this turning point in my life, I met a man who completely blew me away. At the time, I was with my friends visiting Las Vegas (I was not drinking anymore). We…… [Read More]
Apparantely, Haydn made a huge amount of money on this piece, causing him to comment, "a thing possible only in England." The Vivaldi Concerto, it turns out, can be played as a Lute or Guitar Concerto, with the lute being a bit more popular in Court at the time. However, because the two have small discrepencies in the way they are strung, sometimes the rhythm must be changed a bit to suit the instrument. It is this type of interesting detail that, to me, makes a concert like this both more enjoyable and more intimate -- the musicians are truly communing with the audience and the audience is learning along the way.
Unfortunately, the auditorium was only about half-full, about an equal mix of students and perhaps family members of the orchestra? It did not seem like this venue was one that the community at large enjoyed regularly, which is…… [Read More]
Why is it important for everyone in business organizations to have a basic understanding of the systems development process? Would your response change if the organization is licensing a system rather than developing their own from scratch?
All individuals within business organizations operate as end users. In particular, being end users of the system, the hold with them business information and knowledge that the information system personnel require in order to cultivate and advance all of the elements of the design of the information system. Taking this into consideration, it is imperative for every individual within business organizations to have a basic understanding of the system's development process as their input is fundamental to the design of an efficacious information system (Rainer et al., 2013). In the case that the organization is licensing a system instead of cultivating one right from the start, my response would change. This…… [Read More]
Marrying Absurd" by Joan Didion centers on the extraordinary yet mundane happenings inside the United States' most glamorous and exciting city -- the city of Las Vegas in Nevada. More specifically, Didion focuses on one of the most important event that, ironically, happens everyday at anytime, and this is the (supposedly) sanctimonious celebration of marital union, or weddings. Marriage and Las Vegas are inevitably linked and almost always related with each other, and this is supported by the legal fact Nevada is the only state in the country that "demands neither a premarital blood test nor a waiting period before or after the issuance of a marriage license." Attesting to this fact is the historical significance of Las Vegas during the Vietnam War, where more than a hundred couples got married in order to "improve" the males' "draft status" in the ongoing war in the East.
Clearly, Didion portrays Las…… [Read More]
Visitor Attraction Management
(LO 1) Legoland, Denmark and the Sydney Opera House
LEGOLAND® Billund is Denmark's most famous and popular amusement park for families and children of all ages (Legoland Billund Resort, 2012). Legoland Billund opened on June 7, 1968 in Billund, Denmark. The park is located next to the original Lego factory which has been a primary economic driver for the entire community since Ole Kirk Christansen began manufacturing Legos mid-century. Because of the Lego factory providing many local jobs, the Lego brand and business had already been integrated into the local culture before the construction of the park. However, after the park was built it became an immediate success and serves as one of the top three attractions in Europe attracting close to two million visitors per year. Therefore, the Lego factory and the Legoland theme park are the primary drivers of economic activity for the entire community.…… [Read More]
The city itself is a draw for drunken debauchery and many of the stereotypical Las Vegas attitudes and cultural keystones pervade the film. One of the friends marries a stripper named Jade, played by Heather Graham, who in fact is the mother of the baby the three friends find in their hotel suite near the beginning of the film. The film's attempt at complete plot extremes are realized in this plot twist, as well as when conservative, conscientious dentist Stu, as played by Ed Helms, awakes to find one of his incisors missing. Later in the film, the audience learns that Stu has removed his own tooth with a pair of pliers on a drunken bet. The base level irony and extreme nature of Stu's drunken behavior are also highlights of the film, and help make this comedy fun to watch and very unpredictable.
The group of friends has to…… [Read More]
While this paper focuses on process-centric improvements to McCarran, the research completed for this paper highlights the critical need for an all-encompassing IT architecture that allows for data to support both processes as thoroughly as possible.
Figure 3: Combining the Check-in and retailing processes for greater efficiency
Luggage and Baggage Process Improvements
Another major area of process improvement McCarran needed to focus on was luggage and baggage handling. The airport had been losing between 10% to 30% of all bags, leading to high levels of customer dissatisfaction and many manual processes attempting to compensate for the confusion around this broken process. Relying on Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID) McCarran piloted several programs for baggage tagging, management and retrieval using the RFID standard. In the retail industry, Wal-Mart has been a pioneer in establishing higher levels of performance in logistics and supply chain performance using RFID, and McCarran's many efforts have…… [Read More]
Curtis, Lynnette. (2011, Aug. 5) Police Union talks raise concerns about saving North Las Vegas recreation centers. Las Vegas eview-Journal.
As the nation comes to grip with the budgetary problems associated with a poorly performing economy, and the prospects of better economic days seem a long lost dream, cities all over America are having difficulties with their own financial issues. In the city of North Las Vegas, there is a budgetary issue which directly effect the police department, and the officer's union. ather than close several recreation centers, the city has asked the police officers to make financial concessions in order to raise the necessary funds. The article "Police union talks raise concerns about saving North Las Vegas recreation centers" described the current situation relating to the negotiations between the police union and the city.
There are actually two unions involved in the negotiations with the city, the 60-member police…… [Read More]
Therefore, Igot must use such marketing outlets as those affiliated with air travel. The Sky Mall magazine provides both a useful template and possible a point of entry, having established itself with some universality as a publication with retail intent, specializing in the presentation of big-ticket items and being distributed to every air travel while contained on the air vessel. For Igot, this is demonstrative of a way to provide information which makes the encounter with the Igot a far more expected and intuitive experience. The ability to read through an in-flight catalogue pertaining specifically to the Igot and its featured items will help to facilitate the ultimate expansion of its presence by relating it to the very notion of air travel. Using this as a means to provide product specs will also reduce the likelihood that a consumer, upon encountering the machine, will determine not to make a purchase…… [Read More]
Casinos also pay taxes to the government which again means that the local community loses the money gained by the casino. Another way in which the local economy does not benefit from the casino is when the casino gets its supplies from external suppliers or the casino owners live outside the casino's economic area. Some of the casino profits can also be lost as a result of government services provided in that area like providing better roads and traffic control to the casino. (Hsu, 1999)
The casino may also require additional police protection and judicial activity in case criminal activity goes up in the region. Las Vegas has also had its own share of problems as an off-shoot of the phenomenal success of casinos there. It has had to deal with air pollution, shortage of water, inadequate methods of mass transportation and other infrastructure related problems. Despite these problems, Las…… [Read More]
There are several groups involved in fighting the Yucca Mountain site, including local grassroots organizations in Nevada and larger organizations around the country. Many Native American tribes do not support the site, as it is located on their ancient tribal lands. The Nevada Piutes are one group who is organized in opposition to the site, as are several other western Native American tribes. A larger organization is the Nevada Nuclear Waste Task Force, a group who opposes the site for a number of reasons, including transportation safety issues, the geology of the site, and the fact that other sites were not seriously considered.
What are the future prospects of Yucca Mountain? That is still not clear. Congress OK'd the dumpsite in 2002, but since then, many things have changed politically in Washington and around the country. Many groups and citizens are protesting the dump, mainly due to safety and transportation…… [Read More]
Supervisory Development Plan
This situational analysis is about the different ways in which situations can be handled. There is not much difficulty in understanding the complexity of the situation which is about to be discussed. Situational analysis starts with the setting of goals which then will be analyzed and decided how to go about them. This way the knowledge base will also increase. It will also help in improving the overall productivity. The performance gap will also help ensure that everything is done in a proper manner net time. With the help of different feedback from different people, I will then come to the conclusion which should have been reached to from the start.
The first step to devising a supervisory plan is to set goals. Without the proper set of goals the plan will surely fail. This will result in the whole plan to flop. All the work which…… [Read More]
gambling/poker and culture. Poker, and gaming in general, permeate our culture today. The World Series of Poker is a huge event when even a decade ago it was barely known on a world scale, and poker players are the new "role models" for many in society. What does this say about our society and culture that reveres people whose only skill may be based on luck and a turn of the cards? It says a lot about our culture and what we worship, and that may be frightening to contemplate.
"The game [poker] exemplifies the worst aspects of capitalism that have made our country so great."
-- Walter Matthau
First, it is necessary to define poker. Poker is a card game, played in casinos for pleasure and hopefully profit. There are many different games of poker, from Texas hold 'em to Seven-card stud. Each game follows a different format, but…… [Read More]
If you have yet to eat in a casino -- trust me as one who eats in one several times a week -- you are truly missing out on a fantastic culinary experience.
After dinner, most casinos have bars and nightclubs to entertain you. This fits it with the theme of being a multi-purpose entertainment center. In some venues, sports bars are popular. They give gamblers and non-gamblers alike a means to escape the craziness of the floor. Sports bars provide a casual meeting point for people and a venue to relax after a hard day's vacationing, not to mention a place to watch the games on which they have placed a wager. Nightclubs allow guests to blow off steam. The clubs offer a wide range of music and entertainment options, and provide an additional drinking venue as well.
Another major form of entertainment, often overlooked, is shopping. People not…… [Read More]
The First Nuclear Test
Of course, the first nuclear test occurred before the 1950s and was part of the United States' effort to develop an atomic weapon during World War II. This test occurred at 5:30 A.M. On July 16, 1945, at a missile range outside of Alamogordo, New Mexico. Even that test was enough to convince a large group of scientists that the atomic weapon was a dangerous and powerful weapon. "The Franck Report," a petition issued by Leo Szilard and 68 other scientists urged President Truman to first demonstrate the capabilities of the atomic bomb before using it as a weapon against the Japanese, because of the mass destruction that came with the bomb.
This test, known as the Trinity Test, was a tremendous success. "The energy developed in the test was several times greater than that expected by scientific group. The cloud column mass and top reached…… [Read More]
Let it be understood here and now, once and for all, that there will be no return to Russell County of that tragic era, the days when the law violator reigned supreme, and trampled the Constitution and laws under his foot. From this day forward the reign of law has come to Russell County to stay, and stay it will under the providence of God and all the power of Alabama's government....
To those who have had part in the lawlessness in this country, who have made crime their livelihood, who have grown fat in the debauchery of our youth and the destruction of the morale of our Nation's young soldiers, your day is ended, your hour of reckoning is at hand, you stand at Armageddon.... (Ibid.)
III. The Name, "Phenix"
Excuses and Reasons
Besides, you start drinking whiskey gambling, it gives you an excuse for losing.
That's something you…… [Read More]
Mark Horton: A Nevada Middle School Teacher Who Compromised His Duty to Teach
ecently, a Las Vegas, a Nevada middle school teacher, Mark Horton, has been accused, by several students and their parents, of compromising his duty to teach, by engaging in lewd and lascivious behavior with young adolescent girls from his classes. According to Curreri and Planas:
Students in Marc Horton's physical education classes at Garside Middle
School called him "Mr. Horton." Other students, however, knew the 27-year-old teacher as "Softball Stud" or by one of his online computer identities,
"sleepiweasel77." Horton's apparent popularity with a handful of 13- and 14-
year-old girls, however, has resulted in his gaining another title: accused sex offender. (Las Vegas eview Journal, June 7, 2005, 1B)
Allegations of improper professional conduct by Horton include improper comments to and touching of these students, both inside and outside the classroom, as well as inappropriate e-mails…… [Read More]
Juveniles who are Imprisoned for Life with No Parole
We live in a world where human beings of any age commit and are punished for menial to heinous crimes. In other words, humans at every stage of life are committing and being punished for crimes, including children and teenagers, called juveniles under the law until they reach adulthood. The paper will explore and debate the pros and cons of sentencing juveniles as LWOPs. The paper will reference recent and groundbreaking cases of juvenile crime and debatable sentencing. The paper aims to provide a modern context within which to examine and debate the use of life sentencing without parole for juvenile offenders. Ultimately, the paper concludes that LWOP for juveniles should, with great discrimination and in the rarest of cases, be used around the world, but before doing so, the stipulations for its use must be clearly stated and…… [Read More]
" However, osch's writings were by no means one-dimensional, for he addressed many universal aspects of life. Indeed, osch's versatility as a writer is reflected in his ability to write works of fantasy, political thought, biographies, history, social realism, and cultural commentaries. He also published several poems and short stories in Cuban and Dominican newspapers and magazines, and worked for a period of time as literary editor for the influential newspaper, Listin Diario.
The fact that Juan osch was, first and foremost, a humanist who was interested in all aspects of human interest and welfare is clearly reflected in his writings. for, osch did not merely dwell on the miserable plight of the rural poor, but also reflected on the materialism and hypocrisy of the upper classes. For instance, in La bella alma de don Damian (the eautiful Soul of Don Damian), osch depicts Don Damian's soul examining itself with…… [Read More]
The food can be ordered by email or fax and is set 15 minutes before the doors opening or during the event, according to customers' wish.
Analysis of facility and focus area
After visiting the Arena whose characteristics I have tried to summarize up to this point of the essay, my opinion is that the facility perfectly moulds over the customers' needs and financial possibilities. It provides glamour for all those who can afford it, but also a comfortable, entertaining atmosphere for all those Americans that come back home late at night, open the refrigerator and drink the beer for which they work hard all day long. Thus, the Arena may be considered an oasis that people choose when they want to spend some moments "far from the madding crowd" of day-to-day life. In order to achieve this objective, the management uses various stratagems to enhance the programs' attractiveness. For…… [Read More]
Religion was also something that stood in the way of people's happiness in life because religion inflicted people with the fear of gods and of the afterlife.
If one could only get over his or her own fear of death, then there was nothing that could stand in the way of pleasure in life. Individuals could achieve peace of mind, according to Epicurus, simply by maximizing their enjoyment while they are alive.
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Konstan, David. A Life orthy of the Gods: The Materialist Psychology of Epicurus.
Las Vegas, NV: Parmenides Publishing; Rev. & Expanded ed Edition, 2008.
Kundera, Milan. Immortality. NY: Harper Perennial Modern Classics; 1st Edition, 1999.
Miller, Fred D. "Epicurus on the Art of Dying." The Southern Journal of Philosophy.
Summer 1976:…… [Read More]
" After describing his peaceful but forced departure from the casino, the author considered the similarity of the "hernia" chant with the mainstream elements of the crabs tables: " Every casino in Las Vegas is, among the other things, a room full of craps tables with dealers who keep up a running singsong that sounds as though they are saying 'hernia hernia hernia' and so on. & #8230; What they have to say contains next to no useful instruction." Wolfe here indicates that, despite the prejudice of the crabs table dealers, they were in fact more similar to the man they threw out than different. The only difference was that he was not imitating their chants in their way, although the sound "hernia" could be easily distinguished in the casino by anyone who would care to try. The prejudice is therefore socially imposed, but entirely unjustified.
Finally, Barbara Tuchman argues…… [Read More]
(ACS Publication June 2006 A Growing Crisis In Patient Access to Emergency Surgical Care at (http://www.facs.org/ahp/emergcarecrisis.pdf)
Statement of Problem
There is a growing problem in the ability of individuals and communities to receive care, according to the American College of Surgeons, as the changing face of emergency care and medical care in general is putting patients at risk. The ACS and the AMA have both recently conducted professional surveys that indicate that the source of the problem is a lack of specialized surgical providers to cover existing trauma centers and a lack of those same staff members to help to establish new centers of care in areas, with the lowest numbers of provider services. (ACS Publication June 2006 A Growing Crisis In Patient Access to Emergency Surgical Care at (http://www.facs.org/ahp/emergcarecrisis.pdf)
The ACS Publication A Growing Crisis In Patient Access to Emergency Surgical Care stresses that the existing system is not…… [Read More]
Boyd Gaming is facing a challenging operating environment. The company is shrinking, having demolished the Stardust and placed construction of its replacement project -- the Echelon -- on hold. The past few years have also seen a challenging economic environment. Through this, Boyd has continued to be profitable, but the company is facing a period of stagnation. This analysis will take a look at Boyd Gaming, and attempt to determine what the company's strategic options might be. The SWOT framework will be used to help identify the key internal and external factors. In addition, there will be a discussion of the different operating environments, an assessment of its resources and its competitive position. Some possible strategy options for Boyd will be identified as well, at the conclusion of the paper.
Boyd has some strengths on which to draw. The first of these is the company's extensive experience in the industry.…… [Read More]
Cousin Vinny and American Criminal Justice
The 1992 film My Cousin Vinny starring Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei is a typical Hollywood foray into the realm of jurisprudence. So comical and seemingly realistic is the film (it takes place in the South -- where the unexpected nature of the backwoods setting gives the fish-out-of-water antics of Pesci's Gambini a convincing legitimacy) that one is willing to believe that it actually gives accurate representation of the criminal justice system and the court process in America. This paper will compare and contrast My Cousin Vinny with the actual American criminal justice system and court process, showing where the two meet and where (as in all Hollywood fare) they eventually depart.
The Film in eality
In reality, it may be noted that even the United States is using My Cousin Vinny as a guide when it comes to justice and jurisprudence -- at…… [Read More]
(Southwest Airlines Corporation)
The employees are always put first at Southwest Airlines, and according to the CEO Herb Kelleher, who was responsible for founding the company Southwest Airlines, the philosophy that employees come first is deeply embedded in the psyche of the company, and if the employees of the company are happy and contented and fully satisfied with their work, then they will most definitely take better care of the customers of the company, and this is exactly what happens at Southwest Airlines. When the customers are happy at the treatment that they receive at Southwest Airlines, they, quite naturally keep coming back for more, and this in turn makes the shareholders extremely happy and satisfied. The employees at Southwest Airlines are some of the best and most highly paid employees of any airline, and in general, all the walls of the company are always filled with several pictures of…… [Read More]
A good number of contemporary movies are written as comic, tongue-in-cheek commentary on the nature of our society. The Hangover, released in 2009, is set exactly on this premise, and, in the process of attempting to deliver an entertaining story about binge drinking and bachelor parties. While it isn't a film that was written to offer in-depth social analysis is does offer some fairly rudimentary commentary on physical, social, and emotional wellness in connection with relationships, friendships, and drinking.
From its opening scene, one of the most notable aspects of The Hangover is that the premise of the story is based on a group of four male friends, their interactions, their relationships with women, and their experience at a bachelor party in Las Vegas. The attempts at humor in the film are concentrated on stereotyped characters, and worst-case outcomes that, in reality, wouldn't be entertaining or laughable.
The physically…… [Read More]
Non-Price Competition BETWEEN HOME DEPOT AND LOWE'S
The Home Depot was founded by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank. They opened the first Home Depot stores in Atlanta on June 22, 1979. The first few stores were later attached to Treasure Island stores, stocking around 25,000 products. Today, on average, Home Depot stores are large covering an area of approximately 130,000 square feet, and offering between 40,000 and 50,000 products. While the initial motto of the company was to provide the products at the cheapest price, later on the company began to provide hands-on training for attracting the customers from various walks of their lives (Howell, 6).
The Home Depot grew to encompass stores in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, and Alabama within the first 5 years and this growth continues to this day.
Home Depot's approach is simple. It opens massive stores (130,000 square feet, on average) at different locations and…… [Read More]
The Hoover Dam was built in the 1930s as a major infrastructure project to help create jobs during the Great Depression and to help meet the energy needs of a growing Southwest. The human population has grown considerably in the region since then, putting a strain on a number of different resources. The dam actually helped to facilitate an increase in the human population in Nevada, particularly in Las Vegas, by providing a source of electricity. The dam actually created a means of controlling the water supply along the Colorado iver, which in turn allowed for a lot of the growth in the population of the area (ONE, 2014).
This growth has been a challenge to the local ecosystem, however. The Hoover Dam is located in the Mojave Desert, and desert ecosystems are typically quite fragile. A lot of this ecosystem has been overrun for urbanization that the…… [Read More]
United States Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage. The paper also examines how that decision impacted management policy decisions in terms of public safety administration. An examination of the ruling's overall impact on public policy is also given. eactions on the ruling are given in the end.
Background knowledge on same sex marriage
For the majority of Americans, the matter of same sex marriage may have first come to their knowledge when it burst into the political limelight in late 2003. At this time, Massachusetts' highest court ruled that the state had no authority or grounds on which to deny lesbian and gay couples the right to marriage. In the next few months after the ruling in the state same sex marriage ceremonies were conducted in many counties and cities across the United States (U.S.) including mass weddings in the city of San Francisco. This brought a lot of…… [Read More]