Alcatraz - 878 words
Alcatraz: United States Penitentiary As a result of the Great Depression, a new breed of violent criminals swept the streets of America. In response to the cries of alarmed citizens, Congress enacted a number of statutes, which gave the federal government jurisdiction over certain criminal offenses previously held by the states. With the suggestion of former US Attorney General, Homes Cummings, Congress agreed that a special penal institution of maximum security and minimum privilege be established. In 1934, the legendary US Penitentiary of Alcatraz was born and became the home of Americas most wanted for the next thirty years. Once authorized by Congress, the US Department of Justice acquir ...
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Dday Thesis - 1,705 words
A private who was aboard one of the first few gliders to reach Normandy expresses his feeling: "I experienced an interesting psychological change in the few minutes before and immediately after take off. As I had climbed aboard and strapped myself into my seat I felt tense, strange and extremely nervous. It was as if I was in a fantasy dream world and thought that at any moment I would wake up from this unreality and find that I was back in the barrack room at Bulford Camp. Whilst we laughed and sang to raise our spirits - and perhaps to show others that we were no scared - personally I knew that I was frightened to death. The very idea of carrying out a night-time airborne landing of such a ...
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Dday Success Or Disaster - 1,176 words
Twenty years after the end of the First World War a man named Adolph Hitler of Germany began a Second World War. On September 1, 1939 Germany invaded Poland, which had a treaty with France and England to protect them. The English, French and Polish were all unprepared to fight, and as a result were beaten terribly. By the next spring France had been totally taken by the Germans. While Germany and there allies, Italy, controlled all of the western part of Europe. England, France and now America had to figure a way to take the control of Europe again. There decision was to try and storm a beach in Normandy France. It would be one of the bloodiest war battles in U.S. History. This storming of O ...
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Sound Progressexxon Valdez 5 Pgs - 1,265 words
The Exxon Valdez oil spill in the Prince William Sound of Alaska proved to be a disaster on many levels. The coastline, wildlife, and people of the all area were all devastated by the spill. Ten years later, the area is showing remarkable progress. Because of the cleanup efforts and new regulations, the Sound is getting ever closer to recovery. A few minutes after midnight on March 24, 1989, the T/V Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound. A few minutes later the coast guard received a radio message from the ships captain, Joseph Hazelwood: Weve fetched up ah hard aground north of Goose Island off Bligh Reef, and ah evidently leaking some oil. Were going to be here ...
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Documentary Review - 618 words
The documentary I watched is about Thaipusam festival. I watched it on National Geographic Channel and was amazed to discover the meaning, the process and the traditions and practices of Thaipusam. It was interesting to watch the procession yet at the same time learn more about it in detail. Every January/February, depending upon the lunar month - on a full-moon day in the Tamil month of Thai, the Hindus will celebrate Thaipusam in honour of their Hindu God, Lord Subramaniam (sometimes referred to as Lord Murugan) who is a son of the Hindu God Shiva. He is believed to represent virtue, youth and power. As mentioned in the documentary, Thaipusam is celebrated in Singapore and also in Malaysia ...
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Skyscrapers - 1,403 words
The architectural design of the 20th century skyscrapers has been redefined due to the advancement of our modern technology. Humanity 450 Dr. Maureen Schmid 17 May 1999 The architectural design of the 20th century skyscrapers has been redefined due to the advancement of our modern technology. In our modern society, the architectural design of skyscrapers is changing the downtown landscape of metropolitan areas. Due to the change of technologies, it has changed the architectural design of skyscraper dramatically in terms of the its function, design structures, heating and cooling systems and it social status in society. The basic function of the architecture is to provide a roof over peoples ...
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Gates World - 626 words
Congrats to the man of the millennium Mr. Bill Gates. Bill developed the wonderful software that makes computing so much fun! As his company, Microsoft, surges for domination in the computing industry, I picture Bill installing little buttons under his desk for possible world take-over. Forget the Y2K bug, thats nothing! Through Windows I see Bill using Microsoft much like a chess move for world-wide Gates time! But dont worry, Im sure Bill has some pretty exciting plans for us. Microsoft will probably offer the Gates Home Computer. Provided that you paid your monthly fees, Windows2050 will connect you to the Gates Network where you would be linked to anyone and everyone. Firms will buy and ...
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Managing People With Aids - 1,440 words
... an organization should take to deal with AIDS is to draft and implement an AIDS/HIV policy. First, the company must decide what type of policy they wish to put in place. While some companies choose to implement a specific AIDS policy, others have a broader infectious disease policy, or an even broader disabled employee policy which would also cover AIDS. Whatever type of policy a company decides to go with, it should support the following: The policy should provide a foundation for the organizations entire AIDS/HIV program. An AIDS/HIV policy that is not clear and well defined will not be effective. It must establish consistency within the company. If the company does ...
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Microsoft - 1,505 words
Microsoft Corporation, leading American computer software company. Microsoft develops and sells a wide variety of computer software products in more than fifty countries. Microsoft's Windows operating systems for personal computers are the most widely use operating systems in the world. Microsoft had revenues of $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ending June 1998, and employs more than 27,000 people in 60 countries. Microsoft has it's headquaters in Redmond Washington. Microsoft's other well known products include, Word, a word processor; Excel, a spreadsheet program; Access, a database program; and PowerPoint, a program used for making business presentations. These products are sold separate ...
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Blockbuster - 1,011 words
David P. Cook created the first Blockbuster Video store in October 1985 in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Cook intended to establish " video superstores" that would respond to the on going trends in the video industry during the 1980's because the number or households buying VCRs was increasing very much and so was the number of film titles. He wanted to create a store that would respond to the customer's needs such as: nice facilities, wide selections of videos, fast service, and convenience. A computer system was developed so that the company was able to track specific demographic data, customer's renting patterns, and the number of times a cassette has been rented, and the information was collected t ...
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Target Corporation - 2,007 words
... rice to revenue ratio more than doubled since 1995 when it was only .23. Target Corporation has been very efficient, which reflects a return on equity of 20.2% in 1999 compared to 9.9% in 1996. Inventory turnover was relatively low at 6.3 in 1999. It is one of Targets main areas of concentration. Profitability can be seen by comparing net profit after taxes to net sales resulting in a net profit margin of 3.5%. In 1999 Target Corporation also displayed a gross profit margin of 31.7%. The liquidity is displayed using the current ratio and the quick ratio. The current ratio of 1.1 has decreased since 1996 when it was more favorable at 1.4. The quick ratio also decreased by only one tenth o ...
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Miami - 1,588 words
Known as the major international trading hub of the Americas, Greater Miami's business community, people, neighborhoods, schools and architecture all exhibit a cosmopolitan character. The proximity of the Caribbean, Central and South America plus superior seaport and airport capabilities provide this area with a distinct advantage as a global trading center. Long acclaimed for its physical beauty and advantageous climate, Greater Miami also continues as a prime tourist destination. Greater Miami includes all of Dade County, an area of more than 2,000 square miles. Residents and visitors enjoy plentiful green space and 84 miles of coastline. Skirting the southeastern shoreline is Biscayne Nat ...
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Accounting Software Decisions - 1,022 words
... eryone is comparing the products based on a fair method of comparison. Interviews and demonstrations can occur simultaneously but it may not be appropriate to have the same staff and executives at demonstrations versus interviews. The technical team will want to be present for both, however, the executive team may defer to the technicians instead of attending the demonstrations. Examples of financial reports that are the result of the scenarios process may be reviewed by the executive team at some point during the interview process or afterward when they can be more thoroughly discussed with the technical team. Evaluation, references, selection Reference checks will help you und ...
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Matrix - 713 words
Lucent Technologies Bell Labs Innovations is a Matrix managed corporation that has tall management that has many layers, which makes it difficult to communicate face to face with everyone in the company. There are instances where there needs to be communication between many employees simultaneously. Top executives need to hand down new policies and procedures, sales managers need to be in touch with the production warehouse and the sales team is required to relay the progress of their sales on a daily basis. With so many tasks to be handled at once, it is very difficult for crucial messages to be sent or received. One of the most effective ways that Lucent Technologies ensures messages are s ...
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Managing Diversity - 1,569 words
... (Rowe 79). A comprehensive 1993 study of U.S. workers' attitudes bears out Rowe's assertions. The first installment of a planned quadrennial survey, the privately funded National Study of the Changing Workforce found that perceptions of discrimination take a heavy toll on job performance. More than one-fifth of minority workers reported they had been discriminated against by their current employers. Those beliefs correlated with a higher tendency to feel "burned out," a reduced willingness to take initiative on the job and a greater likelihood of planning to change jobs. (NSCW 1993). From an external perspective, a diverse workforce can also provide a distinct competitive advantage for a ...
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Sabre - 2,120 words
Sabre is a complex company that is difficult to fit into a specific industry. Although they were once a division of American Airlines, and remain closely tied to the airline industry, they are not direct competitors of other airline companies. Sabre has several business lines, therefore determining true competitors change with each business unit. Because the core competency is its computer reservation system, the competitive focus will be on other computer reservation system's companies. Currently Sabre is the market leader. Amadeus Global Travel Distribution, Galileo International, and Worldspan GDS are the other leaders in the CRS industry. Amadeus is a GDS and technology provider base out ...
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Marketing Is Marketing - 1,102 words
"Marketing is marketing, irrespective of the product or marketplace". This is a theme common to many introductory marketing texts and degree courses. The two most common exceptions cited to this proposition are buying behavior models between consumers and business buyers and the extended ingredients of the services marketing mix. While the overall sentiments of marketing hold true across product and market boundaries, perhaps the differences are in fact more marked? Intends to spark some discussion pertaining to the extent to which marketers can safely generalize when discussing the nature and characteristics of marketing. Are we correct in offering students and in-company training program g ...
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Business Plan - 4,326 words
The following document is a sample of a finished business plan. In your final plan, you have the opportunity to elaborate on those ideas in your outline that you feel are most integral to your business. In composing your business plan, you can follow your outline as loosely or closely as you choose. For instance, in the sample plan, the Executive Summary, which is the last section of the Business Planning Wizard, is presented first in order to emphasize the most impressive features of the business. Your goal in composing a finished business plan is to construct the most comprehensive, thorough document possible, in order to attract investors and to confirm that you have taken the time to exp ...
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Business Plan - 4,464 words
... s & Sons. Ferguson and Bardell is the strongest competitor of Northwind Traders, due to its strong client base and experienced owner. However, itstheir press releases are of a very low quality, and itstheir location is undesirable, with difficult parking and limited customer service space. In addition, Ferguson and Bardell lacks the knowledge and expertise in the field of European adventure travel that is valued so highly by the clientele of Northwind Traders. Lakes & Sons will be a formidable competitor for Northwind Traders because of itstheir prime location, well-established business, and extensive training program. Northwind Traders will occupy a specialized niche in the travel indus ...
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Consulting Business Plan - 1,299 words
... iness through distribution. 4. 2. 3 Competition and Buying Patterns The key element in purchase decisions made at the Progressive client level is trust in the professional reputation and reliability of the consulting firm. The high-level prestige management consulting: Strengths: international locations managed by owner-partners with a high level of presentation and understanding of general business. Enviable reputations which make purchase of consulting an easy decision for a manager, despite the very high prices. Weaknesses: General business knowledge doesn't substitute for the specific market, channel, and distribution expertise of Triangle, focusing on high-technology markets and pro ...
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