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They could sell subscriptions for a fraction of the cost of the print edition. This is a similar kind of approach that is being taken by the News Corp with the Wall Street Journal. (Manekar, 2011)
Organizational / implementation concerns & recommendations (how)
To integrate this strategy there needs to be change in the focus of management at the New York Times. Where, there must be an improvement in the journalistic integrity of the organization. This is because many issues (i.e. Jason lair) have made the paper look as if they are bias. To deal with these challenges, the company needs write from a more neutral standpoint and conduct effective fact checking. At the same time, the must have managers who will lead the organization by focusing on: new transformations in technology. If this kind of approach can be taken, it will help the New York Times to be able…
The Future of the New York Times. (2005). Business Week. Retrieved from: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_03/b3916001_mz001.htm
Porter's Five Forces Model. (2011). Quick MBA. Retrieved from: http://www.quickmba.com/strategy/porter.shtml
Bender, R. (2011). Ad Festival. WSJ. Retrieved from: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304569504576405783351370582.html
Christensen, C. (2001). The Past and Future of Competitive Advantage. Sloan Review. Retrieved from: http://sloanreview.mit.edu/the-magazine/2001-winter/4229/the-past-and-future-of-competitive-advantage/
A most relevant example in this sense has been constituted by the early on adaptation to technological changes. During the early 1990s decade, the company has created its own website and has commenced to reach its customers through the new online media tool.
Aside its quick and efficient adaptation to emergent market and industry features and requirements, the New York Times has also maintained and improved its competitive levels by emphasizing on quality media -- in other words on high reliability of the information presented; the company suffered tremendously when it was revealed that some articles it printed had been fabricated.
Finally, a third set of actions implemented to ensure survival in the industry has been that of following the initial plan with determination and consistency. Several small and large size organizations fail to retrieve successful outcomes as they continually change their business model and focus. The New York Times…
Cravens, D.W., Piercy, N.F., Strategic Marketing, 9th Edition, McGraw Hill Higher Education
2009, Web traffic to top 10 online newspapers grows 16% year-over-year in December, according to Nielsen Online, Reuters, http://www.reuters.com/article/idUS147719+27-Jan-2009+MW20090127 last accessed on June 18, 2010
2010, About the Company, the New York Times Website, http://www.nytco.com/company / last accessed on June 16, 2010
At which point, the overall problem becomes worse. In Griffith's case, he believes that if can cut energy demand (by offering viable solutions), then you can have an impact on addressing the underlying problem. This is significant, because it shows how these two factors would contribute directly to the research that he is conducting. ("Seminars about Long-Term Thinking")
As a result, Griffith has started a number of different initiatives that can help address these various challenges affecting the global community to include: developing human power solutions (to address different energy needs), supporting collaborative efforts and through the establishment of companies that will focus exclusively on these issues. The most notable is: his startup company Squibb Labs. These different elements are important, because they are showing how Griffith is taking his experience and he is using them, to address underlying long-term challenges affecting society. ("Seminars about Long-Term Thinking")
The Total Impact…
Saul Griffith.' Wikipedia, n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2011
"Seminars about Long-Term Thinking." Long Now, 2011. Web. 14 Feb. 2011
"Short Bio Saul Griffith." Saul Griffith, 2011. Web. 14 Feb. 2011
Dean, Josh. "Saul Griffith's Cool Ideas." Inc. Web. 14 Feb. 2011
Newspaper/Magazine Article From the Wall Street Journal, The New York
Times, the Financial Times or the Economis
The selected article is called "How Eroding the Middle Hits Economic Growth" and it was written by Nelson D. Schwartz for The New York Times, on February 5, 2014. The article argues that the U.S. GDP and economic growth are affected by the fact that income seems to be concentrating, more and more, towards the wealthier category of Americans, rather than for the middle class, which was traditionally the engine for economic growth in the United States.
Starting with the thesis that income has migrated from the middle class to wealthier classes, the article argues that this migration of income has negatively affected consumption rates and the GDP. It cites reputed economist Alan Krueger, one of Obama's advisers on economic matters, who argued that if income gains had been more evenly distributed, annual…
1. Scwartz, Nelson, (2014). How Eroding the Middle Hits Economic Growth. The New York Times. On the Internet at http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/05/how-eroding-the-middle-hits-economic-growth/?ref=grossdomesticproduct . Last retrieved on March 18, 2014
Jones of the New York Blood Center said blood only lasts 42 days before it has to be disposed of b) supplies that the blood center used to receive from the orld Trade Center are not available of course now that the buildings are gone c) blood supplies can no longer be received from Europe because of concerns that "Mad Cow" disease might be carried in European blood supplies
FOUR: the blood center has tried to coax more people into coming to donate at their remote centers by offering other health services a) free screenings for high blood pressure and cholesterol have been offered;
the article explains that 50 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure, which can lead to heart attacks and kidney failure b) screenings for cholesterol are offered; if cholesterol levels in a person are too high, it can lead to "atherosclerosis" which is a first stage…
Perez-Pena, Richard. "Blood Center Warns of Dangerously Low Supplies in New York Region."
The New York Times 10 January 2007: Retrieved December 22, 2007, at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/10/nyregion/10blood.html .
New York Times and was published on March 20, 1994 posing a discussion on the issue of introduction of stricter rules on the gun ownership as well as withdrawing more guns from the hand of the public. The article goes on to look at the various aspects of crime that are gun related and the means of controlling and lessening these crimes.
Thesis of the author
The overall thesis of the author is that there is need to have means of combating the illegal guns in the hands of criminals and potential criminals rather than reducing the number of guns in the hands of legal holders of such guns. He disapproves of the call to have stricter gun licensing procedures and reduction of the licensing of guns and points toward the reduction of number of guns in the hands of criminals using various means as the legal guns remain the…
James Q. Wilson, (1994). Just Take Away Their Guns. http://www.nytimes.com/1994/03/20/magazine/just-take-away-their-guns.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm
New York Times. There are two references used for this paper.
Newspaper writing styles may change throughout the decades, but the basic stories remain constant. It is interesting to compare and contrast two issues of the New York Times published almost twenty years apart.
In 1944, the front page of the February 15th issue of the New York Times had a variety of international and local articles. Locally, police were attempting to reduce the number of missing teen girls by keeping them off the streets at night, and $25,000,000 in ar Bonds were bought by the State of New York one night before the Fourth ar Loan Drive ended.
Nationally, endell L. illkie declared his candidacy for the 1944 Republican Presidential nomination, while President Roosevelt was warned by Congress if he vetoed the tax bill, they would not pass another revenue bill that year.
As orld ar II continued, the…
The New York Times- February 15, 1944. (accessed 13 November, 2003). http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/nytimes/advancedsearch.html).
The New York Times- January 1, 1964. (accessed 13 November, 2003). http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/nytimes/advancedsearch.html).
The other reason is that there is no timetable for an increase in interest rates -- businesses can delay investment until better times because there will be no cost associated with that delay. A rise in inflation would help to address that, as businesses would know that low interest rates will have to end at some point -- they would now be viewed as a finite opportunity and costs would be associated with inaction.
The biggest risk, the article argues, to the financial environment is that the U.S. economy would cease to be a driver of economic growth. Europeans interviewed in the article are already worried about their role, but as developing nations experience strong growth they are poised to take over leadership roles in the world. hile this sentiment is perhaps premature and alarmist, there are significant implications would China, India and Brazil begin to take over. Those countries…
Alderman, L. (2010). Shift in Washington stirs economic jitters abroad. New York Times. Retrieved November 3, 2010 from http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/04/business/global/04global.html?_r=1&ref=business
S. military officials and scientists to find out what kind of technology the Russians must have and why the U.S. did not have superior technology (Krock, "G.O.P. On Defensive on Issue of Security," 1957).
The press certainly wasn't afraid to expose the reality behind the U.S. government's shock and surprise at the Sputnik launch, and even went so far as to exploit many politician's feelings of vulnerability to the communist nation. In the government, behind the scenes there was much fear and finger pointing, but the official story in the news articles, at least initially, emphasized the scientific accomplishments and feats that the Russians had undertaken, and not the potential foreign policy and military repercussions of the event. The Russians were bold enough to launch a satellite unannounced, and the U.S. was fearful that they would engage the rest of the world from a similar perspective (Schwartz, "Soviet Exploits its…
Dickson, Paul. Sputnik: The Shock of the Century. New York, NY. Walker & Company, 2001.
Finney, John W., "U.S. Missile Experts Shaken by Sputnik"; Weight of Satellite Called Evidence of Soviet Superiority in Rocketry." New York Times. October 13, 1957.
Jorden, William J. "Soviet Fires Earth Satellite Into Space; It Is Circling the Globe at 18,000 M.P.H.; Sphere Tracked in 4 Crossings Over U.S." New York Times. October 5, 1957.
Krock, Arthur. "G.O.P. On Defensive on Issue of Security; Sputnik Opens Way for Democrats To Charge Administration With Failure to Equal Soviet ECONOMY MEASURES BLAMED As Old As U.S. History Rise of Partisanship Partisan Counter-Attack Blow to G.O.P. Possible." New York Times. October 13, 1957.
..an extremely violent version of dark energy blew it up a fraction of a second after time began..." (Overbye, 2007). This would have the result of smoothing and stretching space and hiding other areas and galaxies from out sight.
4. Free Will: Now You Have it, Now You Don't by Dennis Overbye
Published: January 2, 2007 http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/02/science/02free.html?n=Top/News/Science/Topics/Physics
This article deals with the time-honored and complex debate about human free will and if free will is a construct of the imagination or an actual human reality. The author draws on sources and arguments from many disciplines to deal with this issue, including science and physics.
The argument against the idealistic and philosophical view of free will as an innate quality of human existence is that free will in fact is an illusion and that human life is in reality predetermined by physical as well as genetic and social aspects that we…
Collision Course for Physics (editorial) (May 17, 2007) New York Times.
Retrieved 23 October, 2007, at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/17/opinion/17thu4.html?n=Top/News/Science/Topics/Physics
Dreifus C. (July 17, 2007) Using the 'Beauties of Physics' to Conquer Science
Illiteracy. New York Times. Retrieved 23 October, 2007, at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/17/science/17conv.html
Every consumer must know about the healthcare plan he chooses, the hospital he decides to go to and the medical practitioner he would receive treatment from in order to make the wisest choice based on their own needs and requirements. With lack of critical information such as patients' comments and surgical procedures undertaken by individuals, this data is still slightly primitive. While a wealth of information is available on around 4,000 hospitals around the country on Federal Department of Health and Human Services' Web site (hospitalcompare.hhs.gov), still there is a serious dearth of information on individual doctors. This gap must be filled in order to help consumers make the right choice. Similarly there is less information on pricing as well that tends to make research almost half-productive.
Access to information is a constitutional right of all citizens and the fact that they still do not have access to data that…
Diamond disagrees on two counts: The first is that technology has created "an explosion" of problems and the potential for solving them. Yet, the first thing that occurs is technology creates the problem and then maybe later it solves it, so at best there is a lag (or as noted above a reaction, rather than a proactive stance). Second, an environmental lesson repeated again and again is that it is much less expensive and more effective to prevent a problem from the start than to solve it by high technology later on.
Environmentally, much of the world is in both of these situations noted by Diamond. First, people are just beginning to recognize the environmental problem. Years of concerns by environmentalists did not influence the average consumer. Al Gore's movie and other media pushes have put the idea of global warming and the need to be "green," into the forefront.…
Carey, D. (July 31, 2007) Who's Minding the Mind? New York Times February 29, 2008 http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/31/health/psychology/31subl.html
Diamond, J. (2006) Collapse: How societies choose to fail or succeed. New York: Penguin Books.
Garrett, K. (January 12, 2003). Why societies fail: An interview with Jared Diamond. ABC National Radio. February 28, 2008. http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/bbing/stories/s743310.htm
Glendinning, C. Technology, trauma and the wild (1995) in Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind Washington, DC: Sierra Club Books
discovery that a New York Times reporter had been plagiarizing and exaggerating stories. Entitled, "More Reporting By Times riter Called Suspect, this ashington Post article was on of the earliest to address the fiasco occurring at the New York Times.
My original reaction to the story was of shock -- to hear that plagiarism had occurred, especially at the New York Times, seemed so unprofessional as to raise doubts about the legitimacy of the claim. The New York Times, after all, is arguably the most prestigious in the United States, maybe even the world. The best writers and editors from around the country make up this newspaper that has been in circulation for decades. The fact that blatant plagiarism and story exaggeration had occurred, and that it was missed by the editors, made me second-guess the true legitimacy and accuracy of the New York Times.
The evidence against the writer,…
Kurtz, Howard. "More Reporting By Times Writer Called Suspect." Washington
Post. 8 May 2003. Accessed 29 July 2003.
Investigate aspect David Brooks NY Times article "Let's All Feel Superior"
Investigation of Aspects of David Brooks NY Times Article "Let's All Feel Superior,"
The recent sexual scandal and alleged atrocities among well-known and respected members of the sporting community at Penn State has led to a great deal of social dismay and outrage. This refers to the accusation that Penn State's ex-football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, is guilty of numerous cases of child molestation (Shamed Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky hit by two new allegations of sexual abuse).
There is a wide-ranging view that those who knew or suspected that young boys were being molested should have reported the incident to the authorities much earlier on than was the case. However, many did not do so and this leads to obvious questions as to why certain people of standing who had suspected or even seen these…
Brooks, D. (2011). Let's All Feel Superior. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/15/opinion/brooks-lets-all-feel-superior.html?_r=2&src=tp&smid=fb-share
Normalcy bias. Retrieved from http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1708280/pg1
Shamed Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky hit by two new allegations of sexual abuse.
2001 the New York Times Magazine published an editorial by Andrew Sullivan entitled "Who's Being Shut Out of All the World War II Glory?" In it, Sullivan asked why historians (both in Washington and Hollywood) have ignored the contributions of gay soldiers, and links this to the current "don't ask, don't tell" policy that was resulting in an upsurge in sexuality-related discharges from the military. Shortly after this article was released, David Horowitz wrote a response article entitled "Why Gays Shouldn't Serve." Though Horowitz claimed that his article was designed to refute the "p.c. thinking" of Sullivan's article by arguing for "pragmatic" counterarguments, in reality he does not argue particularly about any of Sullivan's ideas of recognizing the past roles of gay individuals or relating those past experiences to the decisions of today. Rather he creates a practical argument which suggests that allowing homosexuals officially in the military would be…
New York Art
New York's Post II Art Scene
After orld ar II, so many parts of Europe were in ruin. Economies were shattered, new governments worked to gain mandates for their authority and the people of Europe's countless and once rich cultural centers struggled to establish new identities. And following more than a decade of fascism, genocide and territorial war, many of the intellectually and culturally elite talents had departed the content for a context more hospitable to freedom and creativity. Relative to what they found in the spread of fascism, the United States would prove itself not just as the newly dominant military and commercial power in the world but also art center of the world. ith devastation persistent throughout the great cities of Europe, New York emerged as the capital of the modern art world and so many of the innovations that would extend there from in…
Dayton Art Institute (DAI). (2010). Post World War II. Daytonartinstitute.org.
Rothko, M. (1944). Slow Swirl at the Edge of the Sea. Museum of Modern Art.
Vogel, C. (2006). A Pollock is Sold, Possibly for a Record Price. The New York Times.
New York eal Estate and Office Markets
NEW YOK CITY OFFICE MAKET
New York is one of the premiere metropolitan areas of the world, exerting a significant impact on global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. The home of the United Nations Headquarters, New York City is an important center for international affairs and is widely deemed the cultural capital of the world. With its unmatched scope of building types, diverse tenant base and extensive transportation system, the city has earned an iconic and prominent place in the global market.
The borough of Manhattan serves as its hub and is the nation's largest single office market with 450 million square feet of space (Brown, 2007). Its office inventory is greater than the next five largest U.S. markets combined and features some of the world's most iconic properties (Beauregard, 2005). This paper explores the current state of…
1. Beauregard, R.A. (2005). The textures of property markets: Downtown housing and office conversions in New York City. Urban Studies (Routledge), 42(13), 2431-2445. doi:10.1080/00420980500380345
2. Brown, J.L. (2007). Demolition in Manhattan Gains Momentum. Civil Engineering (08857024), 77(8), 34.
3. Gong, H., & Keenan, K. (2012). The Impact of 9/11 on the Geography of Financial Services in New York A Few Years Later. Professional Geographer, 64(3), 370-388. doi:10.1080/00330124.2011.603654
4. Gregor, A. (2011). Demand for Office Condos Grows in Manhattan. New York Times. p. 6.
Fiorello LaGuardia was a New Deal Republican, a man who supported President Franklin Roosevelt and who used that support to help change New York City, to cut off patronage from the Tammany system, and to revitalize New York City, restore public faith, unify the transit system, built low-cost public housing, playgrounds and parks; put money into airports, reorganized the police force, and reestablished the idea of merit employment in place of patronage jobs. In short, in his domineering and authoritarian three terms, he literally turned the New York political machine on its head; used his connections with the hite House to revamp New York City in the midst of the Depression, and gave New York City a chance to become a modern, world-class city. hile criticized for being heavy-handed, his reforms were carefully orchestrated to focus on those areas that had been hardest hit by the economic woes of the…
Allen, O. The Tiger: The Rise and Fall of Tammany Hall. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley, 1993.
Berg, B. New York City Politics: Governing Gotham. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2007.
Brodsky, A. The Great Mayor: Fiorello La Gudardia and the Making of the City of New York. New York: St. Martin's, 2003.
Burrows. E / amd Wallace, M. Gotham: A History of New York City. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
(Dow Jones and Company, 2009). The DJIA can be used in three principal ways: as a yardstick, as a barometer, or as an investment.
When the DJIA is used as a yardstick, the goal is to measure performance from one period of time to another:
The most common use of an index by investors is to evaluate the performance of their own portfolios on a monthly or quarterly basis. This is the "benchmark" function of an index, and it constitutes the bogey that many investors try to beat with individual stock picks or with mutual funds. There is no official benchmark for the stock market. Each investor chooses his or her own. The only logical requirement is that the benchmark chosen should represent the part of the stock market that is targeted by the investor's portfolio. For example, if the investor dabbles in large stocks from a variety of industries,…
H.J. Heinz Co. 2009. Shareholder Information. H.J. Heinz Company. Available from:
http://heinz.com/our-company/investor-relations/shareholder-information.aspx [August 28, 2009].
Dow Jones and Company. 2009. About the Averages: Overview. New York: Dow Jones and Company. Available from: http://www.djaverages.com/?view=about&page=overview [August 28, 2009].
E*Trade Financial Corp. 2009. Pricing. E*Trade Financial Corp. Available from:
spring of 2010 y Rasmussen Reports showed that 55% of New Yorkers lamed the state's udget crisis solely on the state's politicians. The telephone survey showed that the then $9 illion udget deficit was perceived as eing a result of the "ickering" amongst Democrats and Repulicans in Alany. The voters showed their concern y electing a new governor last fall, Andrew Cuomo, the son of a former governor, Mario Cuomo. Yet the situation is still serious. See, 55% of New Yorkers lame udget crisis on legislators, Rassmussen Reports, May 6, 2010.
But the Empire State is not alone in feeling the fiscal pain of the ongoing economic downturn facing the U.S.
As states across the U.S. this spring ponder their udget proposals for the coming fiscal year, they continue to face a monumental challenge. The worst economic depression since the 1930s has fostered the steepest decline in state tax receipts…
NYC Education Law
Bullying is a common occurrence among district schools in New York City with the major targets often students regarded as different such as the disabled. In this regard, this article highlights a fictitious scenario regarding bullying of disabled students in attempt to answer legal questions regarding education law about bullying students with learning disabilities. Using New York state statutes and related cases, this paper outlines legal actions individuals are likely to take under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Facts of the Case
Tyler is an 8-year-old male student at a Middle School in New York City. He has ADHD and is very wild. His woes started when one day while hanging out at school, some kids realized he was taking medication for his ADHD, and they thought it was the funniest thing. They told him they did not want to hang out with him because…
CBVH then continues to work with VESID to assess performance on an ongoing basis, participate in on-site reviews, and provide technical assistance or recommend adjustments to contracts as needed.
In the near century that these agencies have been in place, they have worked together in their efforts to assist those with disabilities to find employment. The current supported employment delivery system has allowed all eligible individuals with the most significant disabilities who are interested in supported employment to obtain services. A joint policy statement between the CBVH, the State Education Department, and VESID was initiated in 1985. At this time, the two State agencies agreed that only by working together could they address the needs of individuals who are deaf and blind. Through the memorandum of the agreement in 1999, CBVH and VESID reaffirmed their commitment to joint efforts to better serve this unique group of individuals. While there are…
American Foundation for the Blind. "Statistics and Sources for Professionals."
Retrieved November 26, 2010.
Belote, L. Low Vision Education and Training: Defining the Boundaries of Low
Vision Patients. A Personal Guide to the VA Visual Impairment Services
NYC and California post-WW2
Let us imagine what it would be like to immigrate to the United States in 1953. We are coming across the Atlantic from Europe, the ship would still be coming around the lower end of Long Island (better known as "Brooklyn") and Manhattan Island to arrive at Ellis Island. (Until 1954, Ellis Island was the standard arrival point for incoming immigrants.)
If we were extremely far-sighted we could see all the way up the East River, to the riboro Bridge, built by Robert Moses as part of his large-scale reshaping of New York City's roadways, intended to accommodate automobiles in the city. Since we're imagining this, let's also imagine we have x-ray vision, like Superman. If we could see below the water as we sailed up past Brooklyn, we would see underneath our ship the Brooklyn-Battery unnel, which had been completed in 1950. Again, this is…
The growth of Los Angeles is a 20th century phenomenon, according to U.S. Census data. In 1910 it is not even one of the top ten most populous cities in the U.S.A. In 1920, it is the tenth most populous city. In 1930, it has jumped to being the fifth largest city, and remains at fifth in 1940. In 1950 it is America's fourth largest city. In 1960, 1970 and 1980 it stands as the third largest city. Only in 1990 does it come in second place to NYC, where it has remained until the present day. It is no accident that these dates correspond with the rapid growth of Hollywood and the entertainment and mass communication industries in the 20th century. Los Angeles is a particularly good location for outdoor filming, though: it seldom rains (only a few days a year) and by and large the climate is warm, sunny, and pleasant (as Angelenos never stop reminding New Yorkers). It has the benefit of being essentially a desert climate, while still situated on the Pacific ocean which softens the harsher effects of a desert clime: this means that the air remains largely cloudless (although not smogless) while temperatures become chilly at night. Nonetheless, the susceptibility of Los Angeles to wildfires, mudslides and earthquakes indicates that there are some tradeoffs for having nice weather all the time.
But there is more to California than Hollywood: San Diego, the second most populous area in the state, has a large military and defense presence. San Jose and San Francisco are third and fourth in terms of size. San Francisco was a major shipping port throughout the 19th century, and the two cities remain the urban centers of the "Silicon Valley" high tech industries. The northern part of California is different in many ways from Los Angeles, however. The climate becomes more like the rainy misty Pacific northwest, and agriculture and timber become more important to the economy. Northern California is the world's largest producer of almonds; Southern California produces nuts of an altogether different sort.
Los Angeles and New York are similar in a way that is familiar to metropolitan areas that depended upon old methods of transportation: they are both situated on the coasts, and their locations afford natural harbors to some degree. NYC is better for shipping, due to the confluence of rivers flowing to the Atlantic, and the presence of large barrier islands protecting its harbors. But in both cases, urban expansion runs up against natural barriers: in the case of NYC, the city is built on islands, so expansion is limited by space. In California, expansion is limited by surrounding mountains, and also by the relative scarcity of water.
New York: State and City
Suffice to say, the French adage "plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose" remains true today as it was during the time of Jacob Riis in the late 1800s. This is particularly relevant when looking the conditions of women in the workplace that could only be described as dire and dismal. Although between that period and at present, there have been major changes and improvements in women's working lives, there are still similarities though. Hence, the more things change the more they remain the same and Riis' writing is testimony to this since he was able to present how society was then and how society is now especially in the treatment of women in the workplace. Reading through the whole chapter, one can feel unnerved and question how come in a society and nation that values freedom, equality and merit allowed for such miserable…
Riis, Jacob. 'Chapter XX: The Working Girls of New York.' How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York. 1890. 15 Jun. 2011. .
The complete selection process consists of a written examination, on which a candidate must score above a certain percentile and be ranked accordingly, a physical and psychological evaluation, a background investigation and polygraph rest, and a medical examination ("Selection Process," NYSP Recruitment Center, 2008).
The training process
The basic school of training for New York State Troopers is 26 weeks of residential training, cumulating 1,095 hours of training. Classes are given to recruits in a number of areas, including police skills, police science, operations and public interaction relations. The areas of education span a wide array of issues, to include firearm training, first responder and emergency vehicle operations, criminology, DI enforcement, domestic violence enforcement, department policy on sexual harassment, how to make an arrest, and penal and constitutional law, amongst other topics. Some of the areas of instruction are expected and traditional, such as how to minimize the use of…
Basic School Curriculum." NYSP Recruitment Center. 1 Apr 2008. http://www.nytrooper.com/curriculum.cfm
Field Training." NYSP Recruitment Center. 1 Apr 2008. http://www.nytrooper.com/field_training.cfm
NYSP Division of Police: History." NYSP. 1 Apr 2008. http://www.troopers.state.ny.us/Introduction/History/
Qualifications for New York State Trooper." NYSP Recruitment Center. 1 Apr 2008. http://www.nytrooper.com/qualifications.cfm
By having all of this, New York is a fun and exciting place.
ome other positive experiences of the great city is that Queens has Indian and Pakistani immigrants have created a subcontinent of their own in Jackson Heights; spices, saris and Hollywood films are as commonplace as a orbet hot dog in midtown. and, a person can walk down 32nd treet between Herald quare and Fifth Avenue, not a block from the Empire tate Building, where they will read barely a word of English among the Japanese and Korean signs. omeone also can spend a day with the Greeks in Astoria, or dine at an authentic Russian restaurant in Brighton Beach.
However, there are some negative aspects of New York but that is with all cities. The crime rate is terrible because someone is always stealing since it is busy and people hardly ever look around due to the…
Some other positive experiences of the great city is that Queens has Indian and Pakistani immigrants have created a subcontinent of their own in Jackson Heights; spices, saris and Hollywood films are as commonplace as a Sorbet hot dog in midtown. and, a person can walk down 32nd Street between Herald Square and Fifth Avenue, not a block from the Empire State Building, where they will read barely a word of English among the Japanese and Korean signs. Someone also can spend a day with the Greeks in Astoria, or dine at an authentic Russian restaurant in Brighton Beach.
However, there are some negative aspects of New York but that is with all cities. The crime rate is terrible because someone is always stealing since it is busy and people hardly ever look around due to the fact that they are in a rush. and, that is another negative aspect of the wonderful city of New York. People are so much in a rush that they have to make plans to stop and smell the roses, but, lately it is like everywhere.
Importunely, one of the forces and considerations that have shaped New York recently is September 11, 2001. The city and the people of it did not plan the unthinkable because they thought their buildings indestructible. but, that was proven wrong and people should realize that it does not mean if it is big and tall will not fall. It means the bigger they are the harder, they will fall. Since that day, New York has been taken in all of the factors to shape up the planning of the city's future. The factors of planning should be coming together as a whole, planning on the unthinkable, and do not believe anything is indestructible. The main products that make up the planning of the city are the city itself and the people of it. Without them there would no New York to see or continue to build. and, these are the same products of planning that the city has had in the past and will always have in the future.
New York Presbyterian Hospital
The organization under evaluation is New York Presbyterian Hospital. Like many other hospitals, the hospital gains its revenue from donors and patients who are the clients to the hospital. The revenue generated from the operations of the organization is used to expand the hospital and cater for its operation cost. The organization has to ensure that it offers a variety of services to ensure that it has adequate clients to cater for its operations. The hospital offers clinical services, online services, research and clinical trials and has a health library. Diversification of services enables the organization to receive referrals from other small hospitals and clinics. The organization has a website where clients can learn more about the organization and book appointment. Marketing mix with regards to the organization will be evaluated in the paper. Focus will be on the four P's.
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New York's Ban On Sale Of Big Size Soda
New York's plan to enact a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks as a way of combating obesity is questionable. The government has no valid reason to dictate the size the soda and sugary drinks in the market. The size of soda and other sugary drinks does not get sugar out of the equation; it only makes people pay more for these drinks. If sugar is the real issue, then the best option would be to reduce the amount of sugar in the soda and maintain the sizes of the drinks. It appears the government is using the obesity issue to arm-twist businesses thereby violating their rights. This seems more like a plan to compromise the principle of liberty rather than control sugar consumption. The success of this plan could be an indication of government's influence…
Drewnowski, A. (2007, May 9). The Real Contribution of Added Sugars and Fats to Obesity. Seattle: University of Washington.
Espinel, P.T., & Innes-Hughes, C. (2010). Apparent consumption of selected foods and household food expenditure. Sydney.: PANORG.
Metherell, M. (2012, March 31). Study suggests sugar not cause of obesity. The Canberra Times.
Time broken into hours, days, weeks, and months must also be mastered. This is the grade level where statistics are introduced. Students learn to "Collect data using observations, surveys, and experiments and record appropriately," and then turn those observations into appropriate visual representations of them which would allow them to make predictions (4.S.2).
The fifth grade set standards also aim to utilize previous points in order to get into more complex mathematical understandings of the world. Students must "Understand the basic language of logic in mathematical situations (and, or, not)," (5.PS.9). Within that language, fifth graders should be able to pick the best strategies and "Decode and comprehend mathematical visuals and symbols to construct meaning" (5.CM.11). This is the grade level where students must able to find the missing value which makes a particular equation true (_+3=5). Also understanding the nature of ratios and their different forms is an important…
" In principle, that means that injured employees need not sue their employers for compensation for their injuries or to prove that they were the employer's fault. On one hand, that also limits the total amount of recovery to which they are entitled but it guarantees recovery to millions of workers without the need to engage in legal disputes that could result in no award or that could delay any award for a long time.
Setting Rates for Businesses
The New York State Workers Compensation Board utilizes several different mechanisms to set compensation rates. According to the Average Weekly Wage (AWW), total disability benefit rates for most claimants is calculated based on the value of one week's average annual earnings as reflected in data from the prior year's payroll. According to the AWW for disability benefits claims, calculations are based on the earning of the disabled employee during the eight…
community (Times Square NY) and how it was addressed with community policing. How did police respond? Was it successful? Why?
Times Square has notoriety for serious crimes, shady and sleazy business establishments and hookers and many illegal activities, not only at present but from the time the Square came to be. In fact recently the former President Bill Clinton while remarking on the changes to a positive side in the area for the last twenty years did remark that in his teens somewhere in 1964 -- there were violent crimes and the President remarked -- "I saw a hooker approach a man in a gray flannel suit, pretty heavy stuff for a guy from Arkansas." (CNN, 2011)
Times Square was the centre point of crime and nefarious activities until recently. In 1990s the steps taken by the then City Mayor udy Giuliani was instrumental in bringing about the modernity by…
CNN. (2011) "Clinton remembers old Times Square: crime, hookers"
CNN Political Unit.
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August, 2012 from http://www.courtinnovation.org/project/midtown-community-court
Neighborhood as Community: Scarsdale, New York
With a per capita income of $113,000, a median household income of $230,750, a median sales price of a single-family home of $1.34 million and one of the leading school districts in the state, the Village of Scarsdale is a relatively exclusive suburb of New York City that has a poverty level that even other affluent communities envy. Using an ecosystems perspective, this paper provides a review of the literature as well as online government resources to describe the demographics, available social networks, income and wealth distribution, an assessment of the educational resources, housing, health and welfare issues, as well as formal and informal control systems. An ecosystems perspective merges general systems theory and ecology to provide insights concerning the interactions between individuals and various aspects of their social environment (Tangenberg, 2009) to determine adaptations of the neighborhood over time, the interface of the…
Brenner, E. (2008, May 18). Houses even bigger, scores way above average. The New York
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While each country struggled to repay its debt, England was quicker to do so; this was logical, for not only did it have more manpower, its livelihood faced less demolition than did the physical face of France. Yet, England struggled with its success in paying off its debt; it looked, with great disdain, upon its ever-hated neighbor, still in debt to the nited States. "England thought only of herself," Smith wrote, "and her prestige when she undertook to begin payment of her debt to us - a financial gesture without parallel in history."
While it was clear that Smith was grateful for England's eagerness to repay America, and the American taxpayers by turn, it was also evident that he understood this gesture to be what it was - a political declaration of strength and sovereignty by England, pointed directly at France. Smith perceived a less than subtle snubbing of France…
Until this last war we have never had an opportunity to requite the good turn France did us in our War of Independence. No Englishman can claim that England rendered us help at that time. And France helped us in a peculiarly generous manner which ahs never been fully realized by our people and which we have far not imitated." In that light, the American patriots felt a disarming lack of association with the British; this contrasted starkly with the popular sentiment for the French government, who had come to the aid of America in its time of need.
The letter to the editor that appeared on this day received special status for its intellectual adaptation of civil truths - indebtedness to France, historical barriers with England, and the aftermath of the war as it imprinted not only social and political changes but also new international dimensions. While all of this was important to the editor then, whose dominion placed it directly under the masthead for mass attention, its significance to history is found beneath the meaning and inside the words. Addressing the efforts of France that made American liberty possible, Smith wrote, "She did not so much lend us money as spend it in our behalf." These pronouns, simple as they seemed then, provide understanding now to future generations, shedding light on a time gone by when nations were not just people and states were not just land. They were one and the same, a motherland and fatherland, powerful enough to launch war and fight. In those days, we had a nation, and she was the reason for battle; the right to war was not so cut and dry on economic issues and political theology. The editor of the Times understood that Smith's Letter to the Editor was significant, yielding it not just front-page status on January 24th, but a lasting historical relevance.
Basis for Favoring France." Letter to the Editor. New York Times. December 24, 1924. Page 1. (From PROQUEST Historical Newspapers)
NYPD Stop Frisk Policy and its Statistical Racial Impacts
The NYPD (NY Police Department) stop and frisk policy is a policy introduced by the New York City mandating the police officers to stop pedestrians and frisks them for contraband, and weapons. The rules are cited in the Section 140.50 in the New York criminal procedure law. In 2011, the NY police force used the frisk policy rule to stop approximately 685,724 people, however, the number reduced to 22,939 in 2015. The policy has become a controversial issue because over 5 million people were frisked during the first decade after introducing the policy. In 2002, the numbers of the reported cases were 685,724 in 2011 before slashing down to 533,042 in 2012. The goal of stop and frisk policy is to reduce the incidence of violent crimes and keep guns off the street to improve the quality of life of New…
Demographics of a New York Neighborhood
New York City is a uniquely modern American metropolis to be sure, but the city's European influence can still be felt when wandering through the streets of a historic neighborhood. Only in New York can one find the rich blend of architectural wonder, civic pride, diverse population, and modern appeal that exists within the boundaries established by Manahattan's W. 9th Street and N. Washington Square, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Located adjacent to the affluent neighborhood of Greenwich Village, this area has long been home to a highly educated population of working professionals, including many plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and others in the medical profession operating their own private practices. A line of gorgeous mid-size towers begins with the Washington Square Dental Group and continues along Fifth Avenue, where the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture joins a number of doctor's and…
Sifton, S. (2010, July 27). The lion opens his den. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/28/dining/reviews/28rest.html?_r=0
New York City has some of the toughest gun laws in the country. And it's essentially impossible for a normal, law-abiding citizen to acquire a concealed handgun permit. The result is that the majority of New Yorkers are defenseless against the criminals who wish to prey on them. As pointed out by the NY Times article, the SQF program does little to stop criminals, but does a great deal to strip away a New Yorker's fundamental right of self-defense. This is counterintuitive to public safety. hile crime prevention is an important aspect of police work, the reality is the majority of the time law enforcement arrives after a crime has been committed.
The answer then is to arm New York. Arm the public. Restore their fundamental right of self-defense. There's an old saying, "An armed society is a polite society," and this rings true all across the country (except for…
Blannelberry, S.H. (2011). Ron Paul on Guns. Guns.com. Retrieved from http://www.guns.com/ron-paul-on-guns.html
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Police Stop. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/12/nyregion/12frisk.html?_r=1
Based on these findings, a number of assessment tools are used to evaluate students' abilities and the most appropriate level of participation in general educational settings (A Parent's Guide, 2002).
Early childhood education programs in District 75 have been affected by other federal mandates, including the Governmental Performance eporting Act (GPA) and the Program Assessment ating Tool (PAT); both of these initiatives require that all federal programs (e.g., Head Start, childcare, and programs for children with disabilities) must provide performance data concerning the progress that has been made toward meeting the goals of the program, which in turn are used to formulate federal budget allocations (ous et al., 2007). Current performance data for District 75 is presented at Appendix A.
Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). In those cases where the District 75 assessment committee finds that children require services and a special education setting, they are provided with an Individualized…
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Thomas Jefferson had a profound effect on the formation of the United States, and I think he would have a profound effect if he came back today and met with leaders across the nation.
I would share New York City with Jefferson, but I would share other parts of the state with him, as well. He was a politician, but he was also a farmer, and I would want him to see the farming techniques we have today, and how far agriculture has progressed. I would think that he would be extremely interested in what we are doing today, and he would probably be amazed at how agriculture has grown to be such a huge industry. I would show him science labs and other breakthroughs that he probably never could have imagined, and I would share our universities and schools with him, as well.
I would also ask Jefferson about…
New Suburban Poverty
Suburban poverty: The new, hidden underclass
Suburban poverty -- the type of poverty that exists side-by-side manicured lawns, near sprawling houses with basketball nets in the driveway -- is a relatively new phenomenon, and rapidly growing, according to The Nation's reporter Eyal Press. This is confirmed with hard data from a Brookings Institute survey, which reports that demand for social services in the suburbs was up after the Great ecession, "significantly…almost three-quarters (73%) of suburban nonprofits are seeing more clients with no previous connection to safety net programs. Needs have changed as well, with nearly 80% of suburban nonprofits surveyed seeing families with food needs more often than one year prior, and nearly 60% reporting more frequent requests for help with mortgage or rent payments" (Allard & oth 2010).
Eyal Press' article suggests that the factors that contribute to suburban poverty are systemic rather than simply related…
Allard, Scott & Benjamin Roth. (2010, October). Strained suburbs: The social service challenges of rising suburban poverty. The Brookings Institute. Retrieved November 12, 2010 at http://www.brookings.edu/reports/2010/1007_suburban_poverty_allard_roth.aspx
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Hospitals often use anonymous surveys in order to assess the progress of anyone. The best hospital survey came out and revealed in 2012, that Columbia Presbyterian hospital was among the best hospitals. "This means that of the 1,358 hospitals reviewed that have neurology and neurosurgery departments with at least 332 inpatient cases from the years 2010 to 2012, our group came up second" (Columbianeurosurgery.org, 2015). They used information from past performances like patient satisfaction, patients recovered in order to determine the list. The people that performed the survey used a large sample of over 1,300 hospitals and ranked the top ones accordingly.
In terms of improving performance measures, Columbia has utilized IT in order to improve overall quality within the hospital. A 2006 article mentions the use of technology to improve quality through data warehousing and automate clinical documentation (Gilad J. Kuperman, 2006). This of course delivers higher levels of…
Columbianeurosurgery.org,. (2015). Big News from U.S. News & World Report 2014 Best Hospital Survey -- Columbia Neurosurgery. Retrieved 18 October 2015, from http://www.columbianeurosurgery.org/2014/07/big-news-us-news-world-report-best-hospital-survey/
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Division of Political Power in New York City Since orld ar II
The Late 1940's and 1950's and agner
The 1960's and Lindsay
The 1970's and Financial Crisis
The 1980's and Koch
The 1990's to 2001 and Guiliani
Success in New York City politics is about building coalitions. Since orld ar II, the Democratic machine has been in decline. ithout an organized institution, politicians must find a way to appeal to multiple groups. Often this means alienating other groups. Politicians who can build a winning coalition find it difficult to maintain it because the ethnic and social dynamic of the city is constantly changing. The Jews are the single most important group today, but others groups are gaining increasing influence. Below is a summary of politics in New York since the machine went into decline.
The Late 1940's and 1950's and agner
Following orld ar II, the Tammany Hall political…
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New York Mayor Michael Bloomburg said of the project, "The Gates' will transform Central Park and challenge viewers to revisit their preconceptions of public art and urban parks" (Bloomberg). Many New Yorkers did not share in his enthusiasm. eporter Webb continues, "Nearly everyone was initially aghast at the prospect of so intrusive a work in their piece of paradise, but the artists overcame all objections, promising to respect every twig and patch of turf by designing self-supporting structures that would leave no mark" (Webb). This is essentially how they finally managed to gain approval for their project.
Their artwork did create a new meaning for the park, because it showed the myriad uses for this incredible outdoor space. The park was created as an artistic endeavor, and Christo's work showed it can be a spectacular backdrop to equally spectacular artistic endeavors. Using bold colors and the bleak landscape (in winter)…
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Outline of a Group Dispute and the Use of Email
The New York Metropolitan Opera has been facing a serious dispute with its employees over pay agreements as they wanted to cut costs. The company, which is the largest performing arts organization located in the United States, employs a variety of staff across many disciplines, not only the singers and musicians, but also people such as set designers, costume makers, engineers, has staff which are represented by a total of 15 different unions (Farago, 2014). The dispute started when the negations for the renewal of employment contracts started. The employees' contracts all ended on the 31st of July, and although management wanted to renew the contracts, they wanted to reduce costs by a stated 16% (Farago, 2014). Management wanted to make the saving by cutting overtime payments and other benefits. Management stated that these changes were necessary as costs…
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Farago, J, (2014, July 30), New York's Metropolitan Opera labour dispute: a symptom of a company in crisis, The Guardian, accessed at http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jul/30/-sp-new-york-met-opera-labour-lockout on 27th September 2014
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Lunden, J, (2014, Aug 18), Met Opera Tentatively Settles With 2 Major Unions, NPR Music, accessed at http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2014/08/18/341369803/met-opera-tentatively-settles-with-two-major-unions on 27th Sept 2014
April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016, an estate of $3,125,000 is exempt.
April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017, an estate of $4,187,500 is exempt.
April 1, 2017 and Dec. 31, 2019, an estate of $5,250,000.
Raising the estate tax rates will help the families of the most advantaged members of the population.
However, there were also provisions made for education that should increase funding for schools. However, most of these funding increases were geared strictly at charter schools. New York City charter schools will now enjoy some of the greatest protections in the country; under the new state budget agreement, for the first time ever, charter schools will be eligible for government funds (MYFOXNY, 2014). A $1.1 billion, or 5.3%, increase in education aid, with high-needs districts getting almost 70% of the hike; allocations of $340 million for universal pre-K during each of the next two years, with…
AP. (2014, March 24). NY budget talks continue in Albany as deadline nears. Retrieved from AP: http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/03/ny_budget_talks_continue_in_albany_as_deadline_nears_1.html
MYFOXNY. (2014, March 30). Huge win for NY charter schools. Retrieved from Fox NY: http://www.myfoxny.com/story/25108048/highlights-of-proposed-140b-ny-2014-15-budget
Weaver, T. (2014, March 29). 2014 NY State Budget. Retrieved from the Post-Standard: http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/03/ny_budget_details_property_tax_freeze_30_million_for_onondaga_lake.html
Weaver, T. (2014, March 29). NY Budget: Estate tax change. Retrieved from the Post-Standard: http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/03/ny_budget_estate_tax_change.html
NYC African Restaurants
African Restaurants in NYC
The restaurant's soft industrial lighting makes the chrome gleam. A soft and expansive backdrop of blue gives the space a cool and slightly futuristic industrial like a hip loft in the future. Exposed brick walls are tinged in a blue sheen and the distressed wood chairs and tables have been stained steel gray and have marble table tops. In three weeks, Cisse Elhadji, the owner of Ponty Bistro in Midtown, will open his new restaurant La Terengea. Located at 144 West 139th St., the restaurant us nestled in between the Hudson and Harlem rivers a few blocks west of the City College of New York. The location of the restaurant is quite lucrative given its relative proximity to both Central Park as well as Yankee Stadium.
Though Elhadji has succeeded once with an African restaurant, La Teregenga is still a gamble.…
By connecting the awarding of a peace prize with the concerns of a world in which terrorism has become a constant threat, Obama makes clear the exigency of his message when he says: "I do not bring with me today a definitive solution to the problems of war."
Nobel laureates are given few formal constraints in terms of their responses but Obama faced the more general constraints of trying to meet very high expectations and the conflicting expectations of the peoples of different nations. I believe that he did a good -- though not perfect -- job in meeting these differing expectations, and so crafted a speech that served as a fitting response to the occasion.
Whether or not one believes that Obama achieved the Aristotelian concept of ethos -- the ability to make a credible ethical appeal -- depends probably more on one's own politics than the speech itself.…
NE YORK YANKEES-BOSTON RED SOX RIVALRY
Ask any baseball fan about the greatest game or the greatest player ever and there is a chance they might give a wrong answer. But ask him about the greatest rivalry of all time, and there is absolutely no chance that he would fumble. The answer would most certainly be Red Sox vs. New York Yankees. This is not the case with just big fans of baseball; almost everyone who has ever lived in the United States knows there is stiff competition between the baseball teams from Boston and New York City. But it is unlikely that everyone would be aware of the root causes of this rivalry.
Though they know it has something to do with baseball's greatest player ever, Babe Ruth, but what exactly happened back in 1920 is something very few modern baseball-lovers have tried to discover. Boston residents would certainly…
TIM SULLIVAN, For Red Sox, facing Yankees is facing history, The Cincinnati Enquirer, October 13, 1999
Mel Antonen, Curses! Red Sox foiled again and again by Yankees, USA Today, 10-13-1999, pp 03C
HAL BOCK, AP Sports Writer, Yankees, Red Sox Have Long Rivalry, AP Online, 10-13-1999
Harvey Frommer, Yanks vs. Red Sox Baseball's Greatest Rivalry, http://www.travel-watch.com
NYC Smart Growth
In 2007, then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg initiated PlaNYC. Based on the principles of Smart Growth, the PlaNYC aims to prepare for and balance New York City's population growth, economy development, and environmental issues. By the year 2010, the city of New York received the National Award for Smart Growth Achievement from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with an overall excellence. Taking the direction of a greener and more efficient development means that it is time for the city that never sleeps to rest.
One of the main concerns of American urban governments today is to limit urban sprawl, to expand revenue sharing, to increase affordable housing, and Smart Growth fits in with these objectives. Bloomberg's approach for New York's development is an example of American metropolitan governments have returned to regionalism, yet with a newer perspective and strategies. A city with a long history and great economy, such as…
EPA (2014). This is Smart Growth. Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved May 13, 2015 from http://www2.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2014-04/documents/this-is-smart-growth.pdf
Feuer, W. (2010). Overall excellent in Smart Growth. Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved May 13, 2015 from http://www2.epa.gov/smart-growth/2010-national-award-smart-growth-achievement#overallexcellence
Greenway.org (2015). The East Coast Greenway in New York Greenway.org. Retrieved May 13, 2015 from https://www.greenway.org/pdf/nyc_guide.pdf
NYC.gov (2015). Stronger buildings. NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability. Retrieved May 13, 2015 from http://www.nyc.gov/html/planyc/html/resiliency/stronger-buildings.shtml
Armed Conflicts & Environmental Politics
Davenport, Coral, and Parker, Asley. "Environment Is Grabbing Big Role in Ads for Campaigns." Te New York Times. Te New York Times 21 October 2014. Web. 9 November 2014.
Political advertising focused on climate cange, energy, and environmental issues overwelmed te pre-midterm election campaigns. Surging past a record level of 125,000 ad spots on te Senate side in October 2014, tese campaigns reflect te interests and priorities of wealty donors for bot parties. Indeed, te environment and energy ranked as te tird most popular topic mentioned in political ads, wit ealtcare and jobs running first and second. Wealty donors sowing teir partisan ands include Tomas F. Steyer, te liberal California environmental activist billionaire, and Carles G. Koc and David H. Koc, billionaire conservative rigt-wingers.
Political pundits see te popularity of environmental issues as a arbinger of te 2016 presidential race. Te ad campaigns demonstrate…
It is not immediately clear who is responsible for the explosions that took place on November 7, 2014, in the Gaza strip. The explosions occurred just days before the 10th anniversary celebration of the death of Yasir Arafat, the leader of the Fatah, the mainstream Palestinian party currently led by President Mahmoud Abbas. The last such rally occurred in 2007, at the time of the celebration of the third anniversary of Arafat's death, when six Fatah supporters were killed and many others were wounded when they clashed with Hamas members.
Hamas officially condemned the recent bombings and set its Gaza security forces in motion to investigate. However, the timing of the explosions does not lend credibility to Hamas' condemnation. This skepticism about Hamas' actual position is strengthened by the fact that the car of Fayez Abu Aitah, a Fatah spokesman, was destroyed in a blast. Just days earlier, Aitah had strongly criticized Hamas, citing his efforts of incitement and damaging national interests through critical remarks aimed at the functioning of the Palestinian Authority government.
Since the results of these efforts to date have been mixed, it is important to see if there may be some truth to these arguments concerning the harmful effects of technology-based activities such as social media on young people, and these issues are discussed further below.
The Internet and the Dumbing Down of Society
The adage that "the more things change, the more they stay the same" is no longer true according to Evgeny Morozov. riting in Prospect magazine, Morozov (2010) argues in his essay, "Losing our minds to the web" that, "The internet is damaging teenagers' brains and our ability to think. But the web's real dangers lurk elsewhere" (1). Like any other muscle, Morozov and like-minded critics of technology maintain that the Internet has caused young people's brains to weaken because they are not being "exercised" enough by traditional standards. In this regard, Morozov emphasizes that, "There's no…
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Arianna Huffington is known as a leader within the world of politics. She began her career utilizing the connections she developed when she was married to Michael Huffington. This was used as a platform for her express shifting political views at different points in time. In general, her acceptance of conservative and liberal views is what helped her to reach out to a larger amount of readers. This allowed her to build a following and start the Huffington Post for expressing these insights. During this process, she had complete creative and financial control of the web site. This increased its popularity and it was subsequently sold to AOL for $135 million in 2009. Huffington retained control of the entity and the topics that were discussed. To fully understand her influences requires, carefully focusing on the financial impact of Huffington on the organization. Together, these elements will illustrate the…
Arianna Huffington. (2014). Huffington Post. Retrieved from: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/
Dunlop, M. (2014). Top Earning Blogs. Income Diary. Retrieved from: http://www.incomediary.com/top-earning-blogs
Pulley, B. (2010). Huffington Post to Turn First Annual Profit. Bloomberg. Retrieved from: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-14/huffington-post-nears-first-annual-profit - expects-sales-to-triple-by-2012.html
New Jim Crow
Michelle Alexander, the author of The New Jim Crow, is a professor at Union Theological Seminary, a New York Times columnist, and civil rights lawyer and advocate. I believe that the motive she had in writing her book was to explain how Jim Crow still exists in America even though people sometimes choose not to see it. It exists today in hidden and not-so-hidden ways, as it is part of the power structure that still dominates America. The prison industrial complex is just one example of how Jim Crow still exists, as Alexander shows. Her aim is to draw attention to the mass incarceration system that is based on racial prejudice and unite people to oppose it: “If we want to do more than just end mass incarceration—if we want to put an end to the history of racial caste in America—we must lay down our racial…
S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reaffirm restrictive gun laws since the Second Amendment was not infringed by a law that requires firearm owners to demonstrate proper cause (Nimmo par, 2).
The unanimous decision by the three-judge panel was regarded as a victory for the New York State law, the American constitution, and families throughout New York who are appropriately concerned regarding the plight of gun violence that is a major problem to all communities. There are various groups in the gun industry such as the Second Amendment Foundation and the National Rifle Association have been filing cases against cities and states throughout the country on the basis of the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The ruling re-affirming restrictive gun control laws has followed the significant increase in the number of the sale of guns.
Gun Control Laws in Other States:
Generally, crime rates associated with gun violence have…
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Garrett, Ben. "New York Gun Rights - an Overview of Gun Laws in New York." About.com - Civil Liberties. About.com., n.d. Web. 20 Dec. 2012. .
Gius, Mark. "The Effect of Gun Ownership Rates on Homicide Rates: A State-level Analysis." Applied Economics Letters 16 (2009): 1687-690. Print.
Central Park (New York) and Mohawk Park (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Municipal parks have a long history, and the importance of these invaluable green and open spaces to the people who live around them cannot be overstated. Perhaps the best-known pubic park in the United States is New York City's Central Park that provides the city's citizenry with an enormous green space in the middle of a concrete jungle. Although lesser known, Tulsa, Oklahoma's Mohawk Park is the third-largest municipal park in the country and provides a wide range of resources for the citizens of Tulsa and its surrounding communities. This paper provides a review of the relevant literature to identify the designs of these two municipal parks and their use of space for their patrons. A summary of the research and important findings concerning New York's Central Park and Tulsa's Mohawk Park are presented in the conclusion.
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gangs of New York film
Gangs of New York" is a chronological film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is film that blend well with the novel "The Gangs of New York," written by Herbert Asbury (Asbury). The film narrates using commended historical precision, the Five Points district of New York City during the mid-19th century (Gilfoyle 620). This film includes, among other issues, a precise depiction of the grueling socio-political environment of the Five Points; at the same time accentuating on the extensive injustices and harassment caused by this society.
Gangs of New York - Executive summary
The film Gangs of New York has a high level of racism, war, and political corruption. The production of this film occurs between 1846 and 1862. The story narrates about the issues surrounding the Irish immigrants and the Americans citizens who take the name of the Native Americans. Amsterdam Vallon comes back to…
Healthcare spending by the New York State persistently surpasses its earnings. That difference continues to be expanding and is also anticipated to broaden unless of course there happen to be severe, continuous modifications in spending budget actions. Lieutenant Governor ichard avitch, in "A 5-Year Strategy to Deal with the State of New York's Spending budget Deficit" released during March 2010, approximated this structural disproportion within the state's spending budget to become no less than $13 billion. The structural inequality isn't simply the consequence of the economic downturn that started during 2007, and a commonly strengthening economic climate is not going to get rid of it.
To help the State of New York in providing the solutions and dedication to quality that its residents rely on, structural modifications are needed. The aim of this paper is actually to summarize one particular realignment - solving an outright inequity involving the state as…
California Public Employees' Retirement System, "Facts at a Glance: Health," September 2010, http://www.calpers.ca.gov/eip-docs/about/facts/health.pdf .
Citizens Budget Commission, Out of Balance: A Comparison of Public and Private Employee Health Benefits in New York City, December 2009, http://www.cbcny.org/sites/default/files/REPORT_Survey_12162009.pdf .
City of New York Office of Labor Relations, "New York City Summary Program Description, Health Benefit Program," 2010, http://www.nyc.gov/html/olr/downloads/pdf/healthb/full_spd.pdf.
Government Finance Officers Association, "Recommended Practices, Health Care Cost Containment 2004," http://www.gfoa.org/downloads/corbaHealthCareCostContainment.pdf .
New Jersey's Budget Crisis
Matt Bai and David Leonhardt agree that the rising cost of state government and the lack of fiscal restraint on the part of local and state government leaders has lead us to the budget crisis that many states are facing in these uncertain economic times. There are three lessons to be learned from these two articles; local and state governments need to become more efficient, contracts negotiated with public employee unions need to be reasonable, realistic, and affordable, and American's need to lower their expectations of what the government is able to do with the resources available.
Matt Bai gives three reasons for New Jersey's current financial woes, first the state sends 40% of its annual budget to municipalities and school districts in order to compensate for the shortfall in revenue from local property taxes. Second, the state doesn't have the recourses to cover its pension…
Bai, Matt. "How Chris Christie Did His Homework." New York Times. 24 Februaary 2011. Magazine. 30 April 2011. < http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/magazine/27christie-t.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1 >
Leonhardt, David. "Union Contracts, Not Pay, Are States' Problem." New York Times. 1 March 2011. Business Day. 30 April 2011.
Though filled with opportunity, it is also filled with people who missed the golden ring and slipped through the cracks, winding up living on the streets and begging for handouts to survive. This is the landscape that tourists are warned about and natives attempt to ignore by walking by them oblivious to their plight. This is not the celebrity singing cowboy street person who entertains, this is the homeless man in a wheelchair who represents man frailty and how close we all are to the streets. He is the New York that is hard to look at because if we look to closely we might find ourselves.
Then there is the New York of the elite. The debutantes, stockbrokers, old money, new money, famous; these are the royalty of America. They dine in fine restaurants, shop in the best stores, and spend an inordinate amount of money on the finer…
Data also indicates that almost one-fifth of the homeless population is female, many of whom are on the streets due to domestic abuse and/or substance abuse, and most of whom find themselves in the same abusive relationships as sent them to the streets in the first place. Moreover, for the street homeless, shelters are often seen as a last resort, as many surveyed found them too violent and dangerous, too restrictive and constraining, with many feeling more at ease sleeping in the park.
Permanent housing for homeless families and individuals actually costs less than shelter and other emergency care. The cost of sheltering a homeless family in the New York City Shelter system is $36,000 per year and for a homeless individual is $23,000 per year, compared to a supportive housing apartment with services which costs as little as $12,000 per year, and the cost of rental assistance with support…
Andrews, William. The New York Police Department. "The Early Years: The Challenge of Public Order:1845 to1870; an Era of Corruption and Reform: 1870 to 1900." http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/nypd/html/3100/retro.html
Change in Total Population, 1990 and 2000: New York City and Boroughs."
New York City Department of City Planning. June 20, 2003. http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/dcp/html/census/pop2000.html
Basic Facts about Homelessness and Housing." Coalition for the Homeless. http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/top/CFTH/events/advocacy/basic_facts.html
business save New York schools?, Mike France describes New York City Michael R. Bloomberg's recent attempts to improve New York's public schools by applying business principles to public education. Bloomberg's reforms are sweeping, and focus on accountability, centralized control, revamping the culture of education, training principals, and keeping a tight rein on expenses. Among Bloomberg's reforms include a standardized curriculum, which may result in poorer education for students with special needs. Similarly, the application of business principles to education brings up some important philosophical considerations.
Bloomberg's reforms are "the most systematic effort ever to force capitalistic thinking into the insular kingdom of public education," according to education historian Michael Katz. Notes Katz, "Professional educators have been incredibly successful at fending off outside influences" (cited in France, 2003).
hile the application of business principles is not an entirely novel phenomenon, it is one of a number of progressive trends in education.…
France, Mike. 2003. Can business save New York schools? Business Week, June 9, 2003, 106- 108.