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We will also develop a relationship with a local taxi company, which can keep a fleet of cabs near the premises during opening hours. Because the night club market is highly competitive, we hope to offer our consumers something different, fresh, and new. For example, we are interested in developing a series of themed rooms for dancing, including one outdoor room with a tropical theme. We also hope to expand so that we can have three different DJs working each night, each offering a different style of music. With a state-of-the-art sound system and international DJ names, consumers will flock to our club. We intend to keep cover charges low except on nights on which we host international acts.
We will network with promotional companies that will promote their artists as well as our venue. In addition to the guest entertainment, we hope to hire several in-house DJs as well…
Business Proposal YOLO
YOLO will use social media to address the 4 P’s. Since YOLO’s business strategy is all about differentiating itself from other club competitors by being a “pop-up” night club that sets up shop in a new venue every time, social media is the perfect marketing tool to alert patrons of where the party is getting started.
The party, of course, is the product. The place is new every time. The promotion can be delivered online, and the price can be competitive as there is little overhead involved in having only a pop-up “rave” type of set-up.
Conveying all of this information will be possible with social media tools like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. As everyone has smart phones today, the information will be able to be dropped at a certain time of day, giving patrons a short notice ahead of time. Getting to the party…
ecause the busboy in the Cocoanut Grove fire lit a match in the basement area of the nightclub, the code changes also called for the prohibition on using basement areas for assembly.
When firemen did get into the building, they were impeded again by overturned tables. The new code addressed that by ordering that tables be secured to the floor.
Limitations were placed on materials that could be used in furnishings to ensure they were as fire-resistant as possible.
This also included the finishes on tables, chairs and other furnishings. The rapid spread of these fires and the thick smoke that blinded patrons, were due to the finishes used on the furniture and decorations. The fire codes were changed, however, the enforcement of that code is particularly hard to enforce. The Station fire many years later was caused by the pyrotechnics igniting foam insulation that was being used as a…
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The demographics of our target audience is within the 21-25 age group. This can skew a little bit older at times, but not younger for legal reasons. We expect YOLO to draw from a 20-mile radius or so. The extent of our drawing power will be related to the quality of the nightclub – the better it is the further it will draw from. This is New York, so competition is intense. The demographic will be mixed, reflecting the population of New York. Young people of all demographics enjoy the nightclub experience, and we aim to be a safe and open space for all to have fun, so we are not specifically targeting white, black, Latin, Asian or Middle Eastern in particular. As such, we expect the demographic to be predominantly white, but maybe only 60% so, and it could end up being less.
The nightclub will draw from the…
Rodgers, Jr. (Rodgers, 2006). The "no contest" plea, said Rodgers, will "…alleviate the victims' families and broader community from being subjected to an emotional reliving of the tragedy at trial."
Moreover, the judge said the "no contest" plea actually means that the defendants (Jeffrey Derderian and Michael Derderian) accept responsibility for installing foam in the club that was not fireproof. The Rhode Island Fire Code requires fireproof insulation and foam for buildings like the club in question.
Duval, Robert F. (2006). NFPA Case Study: Nightclub Fires. National Fire Prevention
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Club Fire Investigation: Physical Simulation of the Fire. National Institute of Standards and Technology. Retrieved July 20, 2010, from http://www.fire.nist.gov/bfrlpubs/fire08/PDF/f08033.pdf.
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Club promoters manifest an increased attention to details and they directly interact with club clients. They therefore get to know the customers better and gain superior skills in satisfying their needs. This is mainly useful for the already consolidated customer base. Given that the club promoter is familiar with the preferences of a loyal client, he will be able to offer him his favorite beverage on the house. This will further increase the client's satisfaction and make him even more loyal to the club.
A vital aspect of customer communications is that of knowing every customer by name. However this is rather impossible, it can be achieved in the case of loyal clients. "Sounds kind of stupid but remember this, people really feel special when you know their name...especially when you just met them or when you've only met them once. Everyone likes to feel important and knowing…
Brophy, C., Jobs in the Music Industry, Chris Brophy
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The founders state that they want to create a community, but the question remains open as to what type of community. The Club could target a specific population of young people, like college students. Yet in the absence of a very large nearby college or youth-dominated district nearby, differentiation seems to be a questionable policy given that too narrow a focus might alienate all but one or two narrow sections of the youth market.
Operational effectiveness is a difficult strategy for any restaurant or bar to pursue, given that these venues operate on economies of scale, and often need to run 'in the red' for some time before they establish a core customer base. A customer orientation strategy is also difficult, given that the experience of going to a club cannot be customized for each and every club-goer. Thus, given that its target prices are already low, pricing Club IT…
Club Drugs & Ecstasy
"Though some researchers have indicated club drug users are more likely to be poly-drug users, there remains little known about the prevalence and specific combinations of the substances they use…" (Grov, et al., 2009, p. 848).
The use of club drugs in the United States has been a problem for healthcare agencies and law enforcement for many years. The focus of research on the use of club drugs (notably ecstasy) in most articles is on "rave" events, where loud music and drug use is typical. This paper reviews and critiques the literature related to the use and abuse of club drugs.
The Literature on Club Drugs and the Issues Associated with Club Drug Usage
How extreme is club drug use in Chicago? A profile of adult club drug use was measured by Michael Fendrich and colleagues and published in the peer-reviewed journal Addiction (Fendrich, et al.,…
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and Logan, Barry K. (2005). Epidemiology of MDMA and Associated Club Drugs in the Seattle Area. Substance Use & Misuse, Vol. 40, 1295-1315.
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Sands Rewards Club on Venetian Macao/
"Research & Reporting": How does the hotel membership system (Sands Rewards Club) affect the Venetian Macao Hotel itself?
How does the Hotel Membership System (Sands Rewards Club)
Affect The Venetian Macao Hotel itself?
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This work describes the affect of the Sands Rewards Club on the Venetian Macao Hotel through an exploration of three key themes. 1.The role of loyalty program membership on customer loyalty in the hotel industry as influenced by repetition of stays at Sands Hotels and specifically at The Venetian Macau Hotel. 2. The influence of loyalty program membership on customer purchase behavior, by comparing both member and non-member purchases. 3. The relationship between membership purchase discounts and/or privileges and purchasing behavior by comparing member and non-member purchases of a single promoted hotel package that is marketed and discounted for members. Research Question:…
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This is however not established in concrete terms. Such a database can then be used to analyze whether a specific age group prefers a specific time or day to visit the club. This information can then be used to differentiate the preferred entertainment, food and drink items for the specific age groups involved.
There are many strategies that can be used to drive the club's competitive advantage. The most important of this is customer orientation, as customers are the most important component of the club, its existence, and its income level. The other strategies can be used as fringe actions to enhance the customer experience.
According to Mindwhirl (2010), strategic planning is vitally important, particularly in customer-centered professions such as tourism and club management. Because customers are part of the daily operations of the business, it makes sense that they should be the focus of other strategies such as…
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Vaz, M. (2007). Specific Resources as Bases for the Differentiation and Innovation of Tourist Destinations. University of Beira Interior. Retrieved from http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/3866/1/MPRA_paper_3866.pdf
org, 2007). Their 10 founding principles read as follows:
Bringing together "Old School Biker Values" and "New World Attitudes
Diversity (bikes and membership)
Promoting Biker Brotherhood/Sisterhood
Promoting a Love of iding
Engaging in Community Service Activities
Supporting the Larger Biker Community
Improving Our Overall Motorcycling Skills
Likewise, the Mission Statement of the oad aiderz motorcycle club founded in 2005 and based out of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. also emphasizes community relations; it reads, in part, as follows:
The mission of the club is to bring in those different experiences and ideals and create a club of riders that demonstrates a positive attitude to the motorcycling community.... our members demonstrate a passion for riding and contributing their time and efforts to community service, unity amongst all riders and assisting those less fortunate. Beyond this we love the freedom and excitement that comes from being on…
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The focus must also be on how to create the place or location so it is eclectic enough to meet the diverse expectations of the customer base.
When the Gap Model of Service Quality is applied to Place there are many areas of marketing strategy that need to be taken into account. First, there is the need to ensure the Place or location does not cause the need for service recovery completely on its own. This can happen if the variation in quality of locations varies so significantly that customers perceive big differences in expeie3nces between floors of the club Pacha for example. As the website and club have shown through marketing, each floor is unique yet of consistent high quality in terms of sound systems and seating, lighting and dance floors. All of these factors or place service to differentiate the club overall but also create the potential of…
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"When I think of religion at all, I feel as if I would like to found an order for those who cannot believe: the Confraternity of the Faithless, one might call it, where on an altar, on which no taper burned, a priest, in whose heart peace had no dwelling, might celebrate with unblessed bread and a chalice empty of wine. Everything to be true must become a religion. And agnosticism should have its ritual no less than faith." Oscar Wilde (Critchley).
Wiesel compelled to write Night, saying his "duty is to bear witness for the dead and for the living." "(Wiesel)
Night is a powerful, thought provoking narration of unforgettable and horrific experiences that Elie Wiesel lived through, during the last year of the Second World War. The story invites the reader to relive the life and death of the prisoners in the concentration camps run by the…
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The threat of new entrants is relatively small. The Sackville market is mature, with limited population growth, and there was little expected growth in the student population at Mt. A. Most of the existing competitors in the market had been in business for over a decade or more. Although there are few barriers to entry, the limited upside offered by the market reduces the threat of new entrants.
The rivalry among existing firms is characterized as "friendly but relatively fierce," a condition that is predictable based on the limited market upside and the personal stakes that many of the local bars have in maintaining their business. The annual turnover of students provided opportunities to win new customers each autumn, and the student population is generally quite fickle and price sensitive. This high propensity to switch and the lack of switching costs meant that every night was a new…
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This is because as night club owner, you will have to deal with host of issues to include: underage drinking, noise, possible violence and drugs. All of these different situations will inevitably bring law enforcement to your establishment. (Smith, 2007, pp. 7 -- 25) This is problematic, because as a club owner you are not responsible for the actions of a few individuals. However, you do have responsibility to uphold the law and cooperate with law enforcement in achieving this objective. This means that you must be able to have some kind of people skills, in being able to work with the customers and law enforcement about these issues. In my case, seeing these situations up close and how they were successfully resolved provides me with a basic foundation for having common sense. Where, I can be able to adjust to the different challenges that could be faced when owning…
Owning Your Own Night Club. (2010). Faze Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.fazeteen.com/issue03/owning_a_bar.html
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This, he says, is a big challenge considering the fact that all team members along with the top management come from different cultural backgrounds.
Polley and ibbens (1998) in their pioneering research assert that team wellness has got to be tackled in order to create high performance teams. The challenges that need to be over come have been thoroughly researched. The most commonly found problems are: lack of commitment and consideration from top management; probability of sharing enhanced productivity; creation and sustenance of trust (Polley and ibbens, 1998); and skills to deal with conflicts; both within tasks and amongst people (Amason et al., 1995).
Polley and ibbens (1998) assert that emergence of these problems can be either (1) persistent; and/or (2) immediate and/or intense. Extending the team wellness concept, Beech and Crane (1999) outlined a five dimensional strategy to overcome the problems most event managers might face when creating high…
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in "Piaf," Pam Gems provides a view into the life of the great French singer and arguably the greatest singer of her generation -- Edith Piaf. (Fildier and Primack, 1981), the slices that the playwright provides, more than adequately trace her life. Edith was born a waif on the streets of Paris (literally under a lamp-post). Abandoned by her parents -- a drunken street singer for a mother and a circus acrobat father -- Edith learns to fend for herself from the very beginning. As a natural consequence of her surroundings, she makes the acquaintance of several ne'er do wells. She rises above the lifestyles of the girls she grows up with who prostitute themselves for a living in the hope that they will eventually meet a benefactor with whom they can settle. Edith has a talent for singing and she indulges this interest by singing loudly in the streets.…
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A majority of businesses prefer to maintain the same status quo and they prefer not to make any drastic changes that would result in changes in the way they conduct their operations. This holds true in the entertainment industry where revelers frequent the same spots every other day and they only get to experience the same thing as they had last time. This becomes monotonous and customers will begin searching for new experiences from other night clubs and entertainment spots.
YOLO Concepts is pop-up format Limited Liability Company that concerns itself with the running, management, and operation of entertainment events in New York City. YOLO Concepts is not a fixed brick-and-mortar establishment. Instead, it is a flexible ‘nightclub on the move’ that seeks to entertain party goers by setting up temporary party spots in unexpected locations like vacant warehouses, building rooftops, private residences,…
The music of United States changed significantly during the twentieth century, and each generation went on to develop its own music. These were all immensely popular, had strong rhythmic touch and were very different from the earlier forms which existed. These were used for dancing or just for the purpose of listening. When the twentieth century started it was the time for a variety called Ragtime. After the end of the First World War, Jazz had its origin and it influenced all other forms till it was affected by the stock market crash in 1929. This period was called the roaring twenties. Then it was time for a new form to emerge and this was in the music of the ig ands and led at different stages by Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Jimmie Lunceford, Glen Gray and Chick Webb in the beginning. They were then followed by…
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Lessons Learned for Nightclub Fires
In some ways the historical events that accompanied "The Station" fire were precedent setting. In other ways, however, these historical events were sadly a little too familiar. A perfect example of this sort of dichotomy is found in the trigger to this fire. According to a report compiled by obert Duvall (2006) regarding this particular fire and nightclub fires in general, the conflagration at The Station "resulted from a form of ignition not often seen when comparing other fires in assembly occupancies: pyrotechnics" (p. 22). In this regard, the fire at The Station was unique when compared to the other fires detailed for their historical events in Duvall's document. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has very specific standards and requirements for the utilization of pyrotechnics in "Existing Assembly Occupancies" (Duval, 2006, p. 22). Interestingly enough, even a cursory examination of those standards introduces the…
Duvall, R. (2006). NFPA case study: Nightclub fires. National Fire Protection Association.
2. It would be highly difficult for Meena's family to accept her relationship with Demetrius due to the fact that Diaspora communities are highly inclusive, and fairly exclusive as well. Viewers of Mississippi Misala need to remember how self-contained the community in which Meena lived in, that functioned out of the Monte Cristo hotel, actually was. As Demetrius himself acknowledged at one point, most Indian motels cleaned their own carpets. Meena did not permit him to walk her home the night he dropped her off following their first meeting at the club because he was an outsider, and would have been perceived as one and not allowed to become intimate with the 'insiders' who lived within the Diaspora community as a result.
Another reason why it would be difficult for Meena's family to accept her relationship with Demetrius is due to the largely incestuous (although this term is not being…
Taking the place of the clever but melancholy Dr. Frankenstein, would be an illustrious and famed plastic surgeon named Mars von Meinstein. With a billion-dollar practice located on the most expensive piece of real estate in Beverly Hills, Meinstein grows tired of over-charging spoiled wealthy women for tummy tucks, lip and face injections and liposuction. He becomes tired of improving the appearance of human life. Rather, he longs to create human life.
Meinstein becomes obsessed with the idea of creating the perfect woman. With a Masters degree in computer science and engineering as well, Meinstein becomes convinced he can fashion a computerized brain that can act as a cockpit for the rest of the body, adjusting the physical appearance of this human body to reflect the changing values of beauty which change with the times. For example, if bony, flat-chested figures become the hippest thing in beauty and fashion,…
Also, the hotel is placed so to offer quick access to the national and international airports.
The hotel takes the utmost advantage of their strategic location and does not need to add more value to this part of their business. Proof of the successful location of the Copacabana Palace stand the great number of customers who stay there each year generating increased profits, and also the highly beneficial reviews the hotel has received along the year. One of these reviews writes:
The Copacabana Palace is superbly located: it faces the famous Copacabana each and yet is only minutes from the centre of Rio. The hotel is located eight miles from the domestic airport, Santos Dumont, and 20 miles from Rio de Janeiro's international airport, Tom Jobim. Within ten miles of the hotel are botanical gardens, downtown, Sugar Loaf Mountain, and Maracana Stadium."
6. Satisfaction Methodologies
Customer satisfaction if a key…
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Hannah Hoch was an artist most known for her work in between the wars—the Weimar period, in which the Dada Movement came to the fore to challenge the sensibilities and pretensions of the early 20th century. Dada was as much a protest against the bourgeois as it was a slap in the face of the rising Fascist Movement. Hitler despised the Dadaists and the Dadaists despised him. Hoch counted herself as one among the Dadaists during the Weimar period—a period in which art and life came into intense conflict, while the universal stage was being set for the final showdown between the new and the old in WWII. For that reason—and for the reason that Hoch’s art gets to the heart of the changes that society was undergoing during that time of upheaval—I have selected Hannah Hoch as the focus of this paper. She is important to our textbook…
Pilgrimage to Miami
I remember looking around excitedly, yanking my bags back and forth as I patiently waited in line for a cab. It was summertime in Miami, and I had managed to finally get away from New Mexico for the first time in quite a while. This would be a vacation for me, a Labor Day weekend getaway in which I could catch up with my friends and hopefully enjoy some fun in the sun. But for me, the trip had a more profound, graver significance. It was a test, to see if I even could enjoy myself and my life again. Even then at the airport, I was not sure if I could make it.
The crux of the matter was that two summers before I had made this trip, I had incurred some sort of strange illness. As is typical, no health care professional could shed any…
fundraiser to benefit children with learning disabilities. The money raised from the event will be earmarked for needed equipment by the various local organizations that sponsor and maintain programs designed to assist these individuals. The site will need to accommodate between 130 -- 200 patrons in a comfortable manner and will also need to be large enough to allow for dancing and entertainment. The proposed date of the event is May, 2012 and the time will be from approximately 6 pm to midnight.
It was originally thought that this type of event would best be hosted by an outdoor facility, and in the long run that assumption might hold true. However, in the process of finding a facility, a large downtown hotel has expressed interest in hosting, and being a sponsor of the event. The hotel's contribution would be a number of conference rooms (to be decided) that could…
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Fountain Inc. is a company that will be set in the non-alcoholic beverage industry. In particular, the company will focus on producing energy drinks to the market. Fountain Inc. intends to provide the consumer market with an ostentatious product combined with outstanding value, manufacturing and retailing a drink that not only increases and boosts the consumers' energy, but also congruently provides an enjoyable and satisfying taste. In recent periods, statistics indicate a steady increase in the consumption levels of energy drinks, not only in the United States, but globally as well. The main headquarters of Fountain Inc. will be situated in the state of Ohio.
Mission and Vision
The mission of the company is to manufacture non-alcoholic beverages that have a transcendent taste that will oppose all other beverages in the marketplace and one that offers an energizing feel to the customers enduring for a lengthy…
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The enhanced version of the website will be designed in such a way that it gets integrated into the existing systems by reading and saving data to those systems. This website will also maintain a log for the management to review the nature and reactions of traffic on the website. In order to attract more traffic, user will be given the opportunity to view results as he/she wants. This will really create a huge difference between the hotel and its competitors. The enhanced version will be so much user-friendly that the user will have the opportunity to view results as he/she requires.
Some Light on Project isks
Although it is expected that the enhancement of website will bring a really very positive change for the company, but the hesitation of management for this enhancement of website can result in cancellation of this project.
There are certain…
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Hotel Reservation Form
There has been an ever increasing trend of young people getting to the habit of too much drinking. This is rampant at the point where these youth become of legal age and to majority, that acts as the go ahead to binge drinking and absolute abuse of alcohol. There are various issues that are related to excessive drinking especially among the youth. These risks are emanated as one moves from one category to another as of these categories formed by the HNS (2010);
Lower-risk drinkers -- who are the teenagers drinking between 2-3 units and are at a lower risk of causing themselves health risks in the future. However they may be exposed to injury if operating machinery, dangerous driving, risk or drowning if planning to go swimming alone without peers, babies may be affected in the womb for teenagers who get pregnant these among other minor risks.
HNS (2010). The risks of drinking too much. Retrieved February 22, 2012 from http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/alcohol/Pages/Effectsofalcohol.aspx
Men's health (2012). 4 Strange Reasons You Drink Too Much. Retrieved February 22, 2012 from http://news.menshealth.com/reasons-for-binge-drinking/2012/01/21/
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, (2012). Underage Drinking: Why Do Adolescents Drink, What Are the Risks, and How Can Underage Drinking Be Prevented? Retrieved February 22, 2012 from http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/AA67/AA67.htm
it's created in an open land in a good environment.
It also received a full support from City government which has been working with the developer around the clock to ensure the project is successful. This due to the fact the city of Glendale has been pushing for the demolishing of other premises for its expansion. The City of Glendale received a boost in tourist industry with many people flocking the city. This has been seen by the city government has an opportunity and therefore decided to push the expansion of Americana Mall.
Besides, a leading green energy company that supplies advanced energy storage solutions to the electric utility industry its corporate headquarters and national logistics center is located in Glendale This make the Glendale the energy stable city which could sustain a huge investment like such expansion of Americana Mall.
The mall offers great scenery with the latest model,…
Green Shopping Center
Web site http://www.gvagrimley.co.uk/PreBuilt/Knowledge%20Centre/05158%20Rese8.pdf
Post-Impressionist artists were interested in the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche, particularly in his concept of the Ubermensch, a superman who would be capable through intense struggle of surmounting the lower forces that would limit his ability to achieve. The idea that man could evolve beyond his present capacities influenced the relationship of European man to previous cultures and to contemporary but less "civilized" societies. This paper explores the ways in which Paul Gauguin applied the Ubermensch concept to his art and to his life, and examines parallel motifs in the oeuvres of his contemporaries.
The Artist Gauguin: Man, Nature, Ubermensch and God
At the beginning of the enaissance, Massacio painted The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, and initiated a new view of humanity: an intensely personal and emotionalized struggle against fate. In spite of the Neo-Classical return to the formal norms of the past, the…
Biography of Gauguin. http://www.abcgallery.com/G/gauguin/gauguinbio/html (November 14, 2002).
Dillon, John K. (1997) The Death of Tragedy: The philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche's Ubermensch. http://www.nsula.edu/scholars_college/Thesisabstracts/HSTtheses/dillon.html (November 14, 2002).
Gauguin, Paul. (1897) Noa: The Tahitian Journal. 1985 ed. Dover Publishing.
Norris, George. (1996) Expressionism: Its Spiritual and Social Voice. http://www.br.cc.va.us/vcca/norris.html (November 15, 2002).
Joey's "going commando" lead to a state of American cultural Enlightenment?
Adorno's "How to read a television show," the American cultural industry of television, different definition of Enlightenment, and the departing NBC network show "Friends"
One of the most complex words in the English language is Enlightenment. Consider the many levels of meaning that have been attached to the word, throughout history and in the many dictionaries that line the shelves of modern libraries. To begin with the Internet, as all searches for meaning must begin in the 21st century, according to an Internet site identifying itself as "brainydictonary," the definition of "Enlightenment" is a noun that means the "act of enlightening, or the state of being enlightened or instructed." Enlightenment relates to the expansion "of conscious states, expanding consciousness, expansion of consciousness, consciousness expansion. (Brainydictionary, 2004)
However, the expansion of the mind on a personal level is a relatively…
Adorno, T. "How to Look at Television." Culture Industry. Routledge Classics.
Brainydictionary. "Enlightenment. http://www.brainydictionary.com/words/en/enlightenment160280.html
Enlightenment." PBS Glossary. http://www.pbs.org/faithandreason/gengloss/enlight-body.html
The 2003 Detroit International Jazz Festival gave me a welcome introduction to the complexity and variety of jazz music. Prior to the Festival, my exposure to jazz was limited, but Festival acts like the Caribbean Jazz Project revealed that jazz could be exciting and contemporary. Overall, I would highly recommend the Festival to anyone from a newcomer to jazz to a long-time jazz fan.
Officially titled the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival, the Festival began in 1980. It was founded by the Detroit Renaissance, and has seen tremendous success since that day. Since 1994, the Festival has been produced by the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts. The Festival was originally called the Ford Montreux Detroit Jazz Festival (Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival).
The festival aims to provide exposure for a wide number of artists, from international stars to emerging artists to high school and college music groups.…
Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival. 23 July 2004. http://www.detroitjazzfest.com/
Hovan, C. Andrew. 2003 Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival. All about Jazz. 23 July 2004. http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=694
The Detroit News.com. Friday, August 29, 2003: Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival schedule. 23 July 2004. http://www.detnews.com/2003/entertainment/0308/29/e08-257042.htm
In the United States over 1,000 tornadoes occur annually (Grazulis 1993), but they are difficult to predict, and average warning lead times are only 10-15 minutes, meaning that, unlike with hurricanes, many people are unable to leave their homes in the tornado paths"(Simmons and Sutter 2005). Just think, if the homes of these poor people were in the 20th floor of a high-rise building it would likely take them more than the fifteen to twenty minutes warning time just to traverse the stairs in their building. Such a scenario would put many individuals in undue precarious situations with no rescue in sight, and it would not necessarily only affect those people who lived in the building, but would affect those that were attempting to rescue those individuals as well. This type of situation would be inherently dangerous to the firemen and policemen, much like the televised horror experienced by millions…
Grazulis, T.P., (1993) Significant tornadoes: 1680-1991, Environmental Films, p. 1326
Monikowski, F., Woodcok, C., (2007) the challenge of high-rise fire sprinkler retrofits, Buildings, Vol. 101, No. 5, p. 30
Qi, Y., (2002) a study on the reliability of fire water supply system in high-rise buildings, Fire Technology, Vol. 38, p. 71-79
Simmons, K.M., Sutter, D. (2005) WSR-88D radar, tornado warnings, and tornado casualties, Weather Forecasting, Vol. 20, pp. 301-310.
. Lack of tax incentives for infrastructure development including
broadband penetration. The key elements of the infrastructure
including electricity, telephone and internet service are at time
unpredictable in their performance. The biggest weakness of India
today is its infrastructure, and with only 30% of the workforce
relying on communications links to other nations, India will be forced
to spend greater and greater percentages of their GNP on making their
infrastructure world class.
. Growth of Instant Messaging and convergence applications may make e-
mail a secondary approach to communicating in India in the next ten
years. According to the (Internet in India Report, 2006) the
corresponding growth of the Instant Messaging and all other forms of
peer-to-peer communications from cellular and PDA devices is expected
to be dominated by the Chinese and Indian markets according to
(Tekelec, 2006) as well. The findings of Ovum Consulting are provided
in the white…
CIA FactBook (2007) - CIA FactBook page on India. Provides an overview of
the Indian economy and political structure. Accessed from the Internet on
July 27, 2007 from location:
Columbus, Louis (2005) - Selling Into India: Lessons Learned From Silvio
Napoli. CRM Buyer Magazine, April 22, 2005. Downloaded from the Internet
" Long-term use may develop psychoses, like schizophrenia and severe depression. The use of MDMA may produce psychological difficulties, like confusion, depression, sleep problems, drug craving, severe anxiety and paranoia, even weeks after the use of the drug. MSMA develops symptoms, such as muscle tension, nausea, blurred vision, rapid eye movements, faintness, chills, sweating, and increased heart rate and blood pressure. it, therefore, poses a special risk for those with heart disease. Overuse can lead to death (Kurtzweil).
West Africans used ibogaine as a stimulant and aphrodisiac in the early 1900s (Kurtzweil 1995). Native Americans used mescaline from peyote cactus in religious rituals. LSD was first synthesized in 1938. Throughout history, it was considered a source of many types of medications. Its psychedelic effects were first discovered in 1943. Two decades after World War II, LSD was used to determine its effects on patients with schizophrenia and other mental disorders.…
Kotler, Steven. Drugs in Rehab. Psychology Today: Sussex Publishers, Inc., April 2005
Klotter, Jule. End-of-Life and Psychedelic Research. Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients: The Townsend Group, July 2005
Kurtzweil, Paula. Medical Possibilities for Psychedelic Drugs. FDA Consumer: U.S. Government Printing Office, September 1995
Luke, David P. And Marrios Kottenis. A Preliminary Survey of Paranormal Experiences with Psychoactive Drugs. Journal of Parapsychology: Parapsychology Press, 2005
Unlike the transatlantic slave trade, they are not being recruited to work in any specific geographical area or any clearly defined industry or economy. True, many of the women are sold as prostitutes or concubines, and the children as labourers, but there are relatively few established and stable routes and markets. hile the transatlantic slave trade was legal and carried on as a form of legitimate commerce, the modern slave trade is illegal. Records of these underground business transactions are largely hidden from public view; so are the human beings who are bought and sold in this twenty-first-century slave trafficking. The pervasiveness and the relatively invisible nature of this illegal trafficking make it difficult to define and develop a strategy for abolishing it.
Actions of Mexico:
As this work has previously stated there are several innate problems associated with ideology surrounding prostitution, as well as illegal immigration with…
Andrews, Sara K. "U.S. Domestic Prosecution of the American International Sex Tourist: Efforts to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation." Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 94.2 (2004): 415.
Barr, Juliana. "Captives and Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands." Journal of Southern History 70.3 (2004): 639.
Dodson, Howard. "Slavery in the Twenty-First Century." UN Chronicle Sept.-Nov. 2005: 28.
Eldridge, Philip J. The Politics of Human Rights in Southeast Asia. London: Routledge, 2002.
Joselyn Brooke finds that Betjeman in genrael is a poet who expresses his affection for his subjects, though she also cites "Slough" as an exception and writes,
Such 'hate' poems, though, are exceptional, and his more characteristic pieces are marked by that emotional ambivalence which has already been noted. Thus, though he hates Slough, he will write lovingly (if ironically) of such towns as Swindon, Camberley or estgate-on-Sea, which to many people would seem hardly more attractive or en-livening than Slough itself. (Brooke para. 8) similar view of Betjeman is offered by Randle Manwaring as he writes,
Naturally, opinion is divided, a hundred years after his birth, on John Betjeman the poet. He is despised by some for the lightness of his touch and his joking references to the more unfortunate members of society. However, he has undoubtedly endeared himself to thousands (including, we understand. Princess Margaret) for his…
Brooke, Jocelyn. John Betjeman. Biographies. February 20, 2007. http://www.ourcivilisation.com/smartboard/shop/brookej/btjmn/chap1.htm .
Cooper, Robert M. The Literary Guide and Companion to Middle England. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1993.
Manwaring, Randle. "John Betjeman -- a Centenary View." http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2242 " Contemporary Review (Summer, 2006), 25.
Stanford, Derek. John Betjeman: A Study. N. Sperarman, 1961.
Just as there is a drastic difference between the Louis Armstrong version of What a Wonderful World, and that of Hawaiian folk singer Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, yet both bring tears to one's eyes, both move straight to the heart, and both are timeless.
So, too, is La Vie en rose. For this analysis, though, it was easier to try to quantify some of the similarities and differences between recorded performances and then hone in on what makes the differing versions so uniquely special. By sticking to female singer with somewhat of a torch song tone, we can get more of a uniquely "french" flavor in the classic:
French Folk, Torch
946+ several versions
Classic french folk with pining voice, silky vowel sounds and sensuous chord changes
At the height of her popularity; less sultry, more in line with…
1990+; French, large voice, almost operetic, fabulous breath control
Probably the closest to Piaf; the longing tones, the accent, the emotion.
Data Collection and Sourcing - In thinking about this assignment, I was struck by the juxtaposition between quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis. While requirements of research may vary between disciplines, and some may prefer qualitative or quantitative methodologies. . In its most basic outline, quantitative data is information that can be measured by numbers or numerical values. Quantitative inquiry is a method that is used in scientific methodology to gather a logical and provable manner of collecting and analyzing data. Qualitative research uses a less numerical and more open ended approach to data -- it investigates the why and how of decision making; whereas quantitative focuses more on the what, where, and when -- which are all numerically measurable. One method is not necessarily better than the other, it is entirely dependent upon the hypothesis that is being tested. Indeed, qualitative research is often used to form the hypothesis and narrow the question prior to studying the data quantitatively. For example, a focus group might be formed with the purpose of looking
Since Facebook has a lage numbe of uses, eachability of taget maket can be ensued in a moe cost effective way. A fee Facebook page can be used fo a moe inteactive maketing with consumes.
Justification of Rationale
The buying bief is of immense impotance to the plan. The economic cisis has inceased maketing costs of businesses significantly. Most bands that exist in competitive makets look fo cost effective but pime media slots. The maket foces that detemine the advetising costs in vaious media ae vey active. Moeove, the allocated budget fo Geat Smell is limited and the sales have gone down by 2% in the past yea.
The impotance of the buying bief is that it addesses the two most citical aspects of the poduct that is the declining sales along with the competition that exists and the limited budget. Keeping the citical aspects in view, the buying bief…
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AB Inbev's BCG ansoff analysis strategic options. Please avoid marketing product, specific strategic groth a company. In addition I summarise merger advantages/benefits/opportunities disadvantages challenges sussccessful inits bid buy S
Anheuser-Busch InBev: Market analysis
Anheuser-Busch InBev, is the largest brewing company in the United States, boasting some of the most successful brands of alcohol on the market in its portfolio. The BCG Growth-Share Matrix categorizes all business units according to market share and potential for market growth as cash cows, stars, question marks, and dogs, in relation to their largest competitor. 'Cash cows' generate a stable cash flow but are relatively mature in the market. A good example of this would be Anheuser-Busch's Budweiser brand. The Budweiser Clydesdales are some of the most famous brand icons in the world, and Budweiser is widely regarded as the world's most popular beer. Anheuser has strategically emphasized its 'cash cows' in its marketing mix,…
Ansoff Matrix. 2011. Tutor2U. [online] Available at:
http://www.tutor2u.net/business/strategy/ansoff_matrix.htm [June 7, 2011]
BCG Matrix. 2011. Net MBA. [online] Available at:
http://www.netmba.com/strategy/matrix/bcg / [June 7, 2011]
Ethiopian Music 4
Ethiopia actually contains many distinct cultures. The most populous is that of the Christian Amhara around the capital plateau, but there are other Christian, Jewish, and Muslim peoples, some remote and virtually unknown. The following remarks apply to Amhara lyric poetry.
Sung verse poetry is here the major musical artform, given a very plastic melodic conception based in artistic standards which revel in double meanings. The basic formats together with the ambiguities in phrasing have something in common with poetic forms in Yemen and serve principally to attract interest. The sonorities of instrumental ensembles can also be similar, with the instruments serving primarily to accompany or mimick the voice, but with the notable inclusion of the krar lyre which seems to have direct ties to ancient lyres of Greece and King David (a fixture of Ethiopian iconography). The music itself is very much melodically driven, frequently with…
Ethiopian Music. Retrieved May 23, 2006 at http://www.scaruffi.com/history/african.html
Abyssinie Swing. Ethiopian Music. Retrieved May 23, 2006 at http://www.rootsworld.com/reviews/book-abbys.shtml
Gebrekidan, Fikru. Roots, Kwas, and Reggae. Retreived May 23, 2006 from htt:/ / www.seleda.com/may00/bawza.shtml
World Fact Book. Ethiopia. Retireved May 23, 2006 at http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/et.html
Multicultural education researchers and educators agree that preservice teachers' attitudes, beliefs, and understandings are important: foci in multicultural education coursework (Cochran-Smith, 1995; Grant & Secada, 1990; McDiarmid & Price, 1993; Pohan, 1996). Teacher attitudes and beliefs influence teaching behaviors, which affect student learning and behavior (Wiest, 1998)."
1996 study used 492 pre-service teachers to try and gauge the attitudes and beliefs among the group when it came to understanding diversity and cultural differences in students (Wiest, 1998).
A decade earlier leading education experts Hollingsworth was able to identify a method for helping students of teaching to challenge their convictions and apply them to their careers.
Many advocates of multicultural education suggest that field experiences be included in preparing teachers to work with diverse student populations (Pohan, 1996; Sleeter, 1995; Tellez, Hlebowitsh, Cohen, & Norwood, 1995). Sleeter (1995) describes some investigations, such as miniethnographies, that her students conduct: I regard extended…
ZEICHNER, K.M., & GRANT, C.A. (1981) Biography an social structure in the socialization of student teachers, Journal of Education for Teaching, 7, pp. 298-314.
Assessing the consistency between teachers' philosophies and educational goals.
Education; 9/22/1995; DeSpain, B.C.
Of course, the timeline for the defensive line of attack or its initiation during the armed assault is also a determinant of whether the line of attack can be called defensive or a new attack. A good example of this could have been 9/11 where the U.S. government could have reacted with an armed line of self-defensive attacks if they feared that the first attack on the World trade centre would be followed by a series of similar attacks elsewhere. In other words, the anticipatory self-defence is perhaps most useful when there is clear cut evidence of a series of attacks. The downside, of course, is that if the state launches a defensive attack and is not able to present concrete evidence for it then that state would have to face serious repercussions from the international law and hamper its overall image in the international community. The important thing to…
D'Amato, a. (1983). Israel's Air Strike Upon the Iraqi Nuclear Reactor, 77 AM. J. INT'L L. 584.
Rothwell D.R. (2005). Anticipatory self-defence in the age of international terrorism. Law Journal of University of Queensland. 2-3.
Anticipatory self defence in international law
Men: First Class deals with a plethora of socio-political issues that ultimately pertain to the concept of freedom. The basis for the plot of the movie is the Cuban Missile Crisis and the role that an unknown, manipulative power of mutants played in almost staging -- and narrowly averting -- a nuclear war in the early part of the 1960s. hat is of particular interest about this aspect of the film was that the historical epoch rendered within it was a turbulent time for African-Americans, who sought Civil Rights throughout the United States during the years prior to and after those depicted in the movie. Although none of this history manages to infiltrate the plot of the film, it is still noteworthy to analyze the way African-American characters are utilized within this movie in a context that is decidedly removed from the greater social struggles that characterized their race…
X:Men: First Class. Dir. Matthew Vaughn. Perf. Michael Fassbender, January Jones, James McAvoy. 20th Century Fox., 2011. Film.
Music on American Culture and Values
Over time, music has molded the American culture and its values in a variety of ways. In this text, I will highlight the various ways in which both music and radio have shaped American values and culture. In so doing, I will identify my favorite genre/type of music in an attempt to highlight the impact the music I listen to has had on American culture and social behavior.
How the American Culture and Its Values Has Been Shaped by Music and adio
In the words of Eldridge (2008), "by the close of the 1930s, twenty-eight million households (and seven million cars) boasted at least one radio set, with most tuned-in to a network or local station for an average of five hours a day." In that regard, it would be correct to point out that radio has played a critical role in the growth…
Bob & Hanger, J. (2012). The Silent Generation: 1925 -- 1945. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse.
Eldridge, D.N. (2008). American Culture in the 1930s. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Keith, M.C. (2008). Radio Cultures: The Sound Medium in American Life. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.
Banning Smoking in Restaurants in All States
Through this study, the author aims to support a policy regarding ban on smoking in restaurants in all the 50 states of USA. The author is of the view that smoking should be banned in restaurants in all 50 states to lower the rate of second hand smoking related diseases in non-smokers
Due to bad impacts on secondhand smoke, it has been banned on public places and educational institutions in many states. For example, Utah fully banned smoking in restaurants in 1995 and California imposed a complete ban on smoking in restaurants and bars in 1998. No further complete smoking bans were passed by any state till 2002 when South Dakota totally banned smoking in workplaces, and Delaware totally banned smoking in workplaces, restaurants, and bars. As of 2002, the number of states where there is complete ban on smoke at workplace, restaurant…
Borland, R., Mullins, R. Trotter, L., & White, V.(1999). Trends in environmental tobacco smoke restrictions in the home in Victoria, Australia. Tobacco Control, 8, 266-271
Cunningham, R. (2006). National and subnational legislation requiring 100% smokefree restaurants and bars. Canadian Cancer Society. Retrieved on August 28, 2011 from www.smokefreeottawa.com/2006_en/pdfs/smokefreevacations.pdf.
Dockrell, M.J., Sandford, A., & Ward, S.(2007). Smoke-free public places and their impact on public health. Epert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, 7(4), 309-313
Farrelly, M.C., Nonemaker J.M., Chou, R., Hyland, A., Peterson, K.K., & Bauer, U.E. (2005). Changes in hospitatilty workers' exposure to secondhand smoke following the implementation of New York's smoke-free law. Tobacco Control, 4(4), 236-224
Trip to Paris Account
France has been a multicultural for over two hundred years. Many of the early settlers came from all over Europe, some of them are Romans, Celts, Franks, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, among others. In fact by 1930, France was already experiencing a higher percentage of foreighners in terms of its population compared to United States.
Economic forms an essential part of any discussion of migration and immigration because many cases of migration is facilitated by economic gain, for example majority of early immigrant who went to France were attracted by opportunities in agriculture, construction work, and manufacture which are part of economics. In addition, demand for labor due to economic expansion and industrial growth facilitated mass immigration in France.
French nation has been influenced by immigrants. Nations that were colonies of France formed part of the French republic therefore in order for integration France…
Media eview Project
The 1993 film "What's Love Got To Do With It" presents many of the classic symptoms and effects of domestic violence. As such, it provides a great deal of insight into this phenomenon, both on the part of the abuser and on the one who is receiving the abuse. The film is a musical biography of Tina Turner, who was one of the late 20th century's most popular singers. The movie opens up with Tin Turner as a young girl singing in a church choir. Even at this early age her prowess as a singer, the power of her voice and the zeal she expresses through her musical performance, become readily apparent. It is crucial to note that despite such an enthusiastic performance, Tina Turner (who is going by her true name at this point, Anna Mae Bullock), is enduring a tumultuous home life. Her mother eventually…
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (1997. Substance Abuse Treatment and Domestic Violence. Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64430/
Ebert, R. (1993). "What's love got to do with it." www.rogerebert.com. Retrieved from http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/whats-love-got-to-do-with-it-1993
Maslin, J. (1993). "What's love got to do with it film review." The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9F0CE4D71539F93AA35755C0A965958260
Life of excess, hedonism and instant gratification vs. A life of substance, solid relationship, and a life of purpose
Pleasure and freedom is a practice in futility and wasted time and years
Life of excess, hedonism and instant gratification in The Great Beauty
Instant gratification leads to lost relationships, present or starting to blossom
Hedonism in the form of sex and prostitution, drug use, and alcohol abuse
estatement of thesis: There is more to life than shallow relationship and mindless pleasure-seeking.
Media acts as a venue that counteracts the thesis (ie, media promotes life of excess, hedonism, and instant gratification)
Divergent views in the film: religion and morality vs. A life without concern for anyone else
Prostitution and media's perpetuation of it as a "victimless crime"
b. Banning of night clubs and casual/non-marital sex in the film
eiteration of thesis: there is a potentially huge price to be paid…
Brooks, X. (2013, December 20). The 10 best films of 2013, No 2 -- " The Great Beauty.
The Guardian. Retrieved April 1, 2014, from http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2013/dec/19/10-best-films-2013-the-great-beauty
Ebert, R. (2013, November 23). The Great Beauty. All Content. Retrieved April 1, 2014,
Mr. A. Peterson
From: . Tyler
Starting a Small Business
My friends and I have considered several small business ideas and did some research to help us make a decision. Ultimately, there have been two articles that caught our attention. The first of these is the article "This App Developer Turned A Ford Van Into A Fantastic Mobile Office Space" by Tweedie (2014). The second is "This Tiny Tech Startup Has Figured Out How To Turn Twitter's Trove of Free Data Into a Goldmine" by Edwards (2015).
The article by Tweedie concerns entrepreneur David McKinney, who transformed a van into an office for his app development business. The one by Edwards focuses on a startup company known as Twizoo that uses information from Twitter help users find the best restaurants, night clubs, etc. In their vicinity. I am most interested in the latter business idea.…
Edwards, J. (2015, Jan. 7). This Tiny Tech Startup Has Figured Out How To Turn Twitter's Trove of Free Data Into a Goldmine. Business Insider. Retrieved from: http://www.businessinsider.com/twizoo-2015-1
Tweedie, S. (2014, Oct. 10). This App Developer Turned A Ford Van Into A Fantastic Mobile Office Space. Business Insider. Retrieved from: http://www.businessinsider.com/app-developer-turns-van-into-mobile-office-2014-10?op=1
Girl Interrupted by Donnie Darko
Girl Interrupted is a movie with the physical location being in a psychiatric facility and the time location dated back to the 1960s. Suzanna, the main character is brought into the facility following spirited efforts by her parents to convince her through a family friend that she needs help to get through her psychiatric problems and that she would be in a better position to receive this help from a psychiatric hospital.
Susanna reports to the hospital and she is seen to be shocked by the new environment with psychiatric patients, she feels out of place. Susanna is scared of Lisa in particular, a sociopath feared by many other patients, however, with time Suzanna gets used to Lisa. There are other significant people to the plot of the movie that Susanna meets at the hospital, Georgina who is portrayed as a pathological liar,…
Mary C.T., (2011). Nursing Diagnoses in Psychiatric Nursing. Retrieved March 4, 2015 from https://ryanzer.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/nursing-diagnoses-in-psyciatric.pdf
Medicine Net, (2012). Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Retrieved March 4, 2015 from http://www.medicinenet.com/borderline_personality_disorder/article.htm
State Department issues travel warnings for the world's different countries and territories. For Mexico, these warnings are rather comprehensive, providing not just a state-by-state breakdown of the security situation but in some cases a town-by-town one. In some cases, routes are prescribed: "U.S. government personnel are authorized to use Federal toll road 15D for travel to Mexico City; however, they may not stop in the town of La Barca for any reason" (State Department, 2015). Even laypeople, when you tell them you are going to Mexico, get a look of concern on their faces, and feel obliged to tell you that it is not safe there. Yet Mexico ranks 15th in the world in international overnight visitors, with 24.1 million per year, according to the World Bank (2014). Mexico is, in fact, one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. It is not the only country with a…
AP (2012). 10 years after Bali bombing, victims remembered as tourists flood into popular resort island. Fox News. Retrieved April 25, 2015 from http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/10/12/10-years-after-bali-bombing-victims-remembered-as-tourists-flood-into-popular/
Ferreira, S. & Harmse, A. (2000). Crime and tourism in South Africa: International tourists perception and risk. South African Geography Journal. Vol. 82 (2) 80-85.
Kozak, M., Crotts, J. & Law, R. (2007). The impact of the perception of risk on international travellers. Tourism Research Vol. 9 (4) 233-242.
Lepp, A. & Gibson, H. (2008). Sensation seeking and tourism: Tourist role, perception of risk and destination choice. Tourism Management Vol. 29 (4) 740-750
Life-Trajectory of Kevin
Development Theory: The Life-Trajectory of Kevin
Kevin was born on a sheep farm in 1942, halfway between Canberra and Melbourne. As a young man he left farming to work in construction in Melbourne, where he met and married his wife. They raised three children together, but the marriage faltered once the children left to start their own lives. They separated amicably, continued to stay engaged with their families, and Kevin successfully transitioned to retirement despite a diagnosis of diabetes in his mid 50s.
Birth. WWII (BBC, 2014)
Age 8. Korean Conflict. The market price of wool reaches an all-time high (ABS, 2007).
Age 15. Leaves school to work on sheep farm full-time
1962 -- Age 20. Leaves farming for construction work in Melbourne
1965 -- Age 23. Vietnam Conflict (BBC, 2014). egisters for National Service and serves 2 years, but never sees combat
1970 -- Age…
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Introduction to Security Measures
The history of security is fairly lengthy. Security has always accompanied organized civilizations for nearly as long as they have been extant. Initially, security was begotten from the need to protect important personages who, not infrequently, were in the private sector. Therefore, the history of security can be traced to the private security guards who were appointed to protect the Pharaohs and the rulers in Egypt. It is worth noting that these security personnel worked for those in the public sector, yet were themselves comprised of individuals from the private sector. In general, this trend would continue to this very day, in which there are currently private security companies engaged in services in which they are combating forces of ISIS for the public sector.
Perhaps the most notable security advancements to initialize within Westernization are found in the history of ancient Rome. The Vigiles Urbani was…
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…
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hotel sent the security guard on duty to check on Gonzalez in his hotel room. The defendant rebuffed to open the door. The security guard heard the sound of breaking glasses and the high television volume. This prompted the hotel to summon Laredo Police Department to assist in carrying out investigations. The hotel staff did not appeal the police to take Gonzalez into custody. In the other case, Michael Evans arrived at the club with his companions; he unknowingly groped Ms. Niland who later instructed the security officer to arrest him.
Nonetheless, in the second case, Michael Evans had number of associates including, Chad Sorrell, Bernard Lynch, and Dan Lechner. They witnessed the event at the club as opposed to the first case where Gonzalez was alone studying in his hotel room in preparation for the forth-coming Texas Import/Export examination.
In the first case, due to lack of sufficient evidence…
Sadly, it takes her mother's death to bring June really close to her mother, and close to understanding her culture and beliefs. Tan writes, "I found some old Chinese silk dresses, the kind with little slits up the sides. I rubbed the old silk against my skin, then wrapped them in tissue and decided to take them home with me" (Tan 212). She finally begins to understand some of the things that were important to her mother, but it comes too late for her to share her findings with her mother, or to even tell her she understands.
In conclusion, the generational differences and cultural gaps between mothers and daughters in this novel are largely universal and represent the gaps that grow between immigrant families and their children. Often, the children do not identify with or understand their parents' ties to their homeland, and they do not appreciate their heritage…
Discovering the Ethnic Name and the Genealogical Tie in Amy Tan's the 'Joy Luck Club'."
Hamilton, Patricia L. "Feng Shui, Astrology, and the Five Elements: Traditional Chinese Belief in Amy Tan's the 'Joy Luck Club'."
Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club. Thorndike, ME: Thorndike Press, 1989.
The Fight for Life in Dylan Thomas' "Do not go gentle into that good night" and John Updike's "Dog's Death"
Death has proven to be an inspiration for many poets and has been written about throughout history. These poets look at death from differing perspectives and many have argued that it should be fought against while others are more submissive to the concept. In "Do not go gentle into that good night," written by Dylan Thomas (1951), and "Dog's Death," by John Updike (1993), take a stance that accepting death is unnatural and that a person or any living being should fight until the end. In "Do not go gentle into that good night," Thomas argues that death is something that should be fought against and that a person should only succumb to their end when he or she is ready. On the other hand, in "Dog's Death,"…
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Her commitment to both academic and professional success shows a dedication to a well-rounded character and responsibility. Jenna's hobbies, which include practicing sign language, communicating with the blind, and helping high school sports teams with their seasons, show that she is not simply self-motivated. Instead, she is concerned with the problems of others, enjoys helping people, and works well with different groups of diverse backgrounds. Despite the burden of her academic and professional careers, in addition to her hobbies, Jenna exemplifies a charming and upbeat attitude. She is excited about meeting her goals, and works more than hard enough to achieve them. Through her academic, professional, and personal activities, Jenna has proven herself a hard-working, charming, loyal, and motivated young woman who will be an excellent addition to your…