Media Coverage And Jfk Jr - 345 words
It disgusts me the way the mindless American public can get themselves worked up into such an emotional lather over some story that is realistically going to have very little, if any, impact on their lives. Just who were those sobbing women who were standing outside JFK JR's New York residence? They looked like poster children for mass hysteria. This same story was repeated many times over the weekend of the crash, by lesser-known people and with little or no media coverage. Foolish decision making and poor judgment leading to tragedy. It's a shame, really! So, can we get on with gnashing our teeth and pulling out our hair over something that actually matters? You don't work one single minut ...
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Fference Between Today's Media Coverage On The War And Past Media - 403 words
Over different wars, media has progressed in its technology to show viewers more coverage. It has given us a chance to see a war thousands of miles a way on their living room television. It shows us things that are going on around the world, that at one time took months and know only take seconds. Coverage has changed a great deal sense our previous wars. In today's war, we can turn on our television and see bombs getting dropped on Afghanistan. In our past wars, we would never see any coverage of the war on our television. Today we can see war coverage on many channels. Before, we were lucky to get pictures and even then they might be distorted. Society has been effected by this, because th ...
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Media Coverage Of The Terrorist Attack - 527 words
That tightening in your throat, as if someone is squeezing it with a strong fist, just tight enough that you are unable to swallow, is the first sign of fear. And who better to put fear in the heart of viewers, than the Media. On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, tragedy struck in the US. By late morning, I was able to sit in the school theatre, and observe the country slowly deteriorating. I felt almost traumatized while watching as the news cast portrayed the disastrous mood. I clung to their every word, eager to be drowned in details of the horror. Much like every other spectator, I was rather perplexed when these particulars prove to be false. The media is widely known for being in the right ...
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The Medias Role In Watergate - 693 words
In the American Democracy it is vital for our right to freedom of press to be put into full throttle. Without the press, the society would be clueless and blind of Washington's dealings and business. The press informs the public, for better or worse, about what really goes on in Washington. But during the Watergate Scandal, the press coverage of the scandal demonstrated some of the best and the worst aspects of the way the American press covers the presidency. Richard Nixon despised the press. From the days when he was Vice President and Governor, he had no trust for the press. Even when he used the press for his advantage to expose, what he believed to be, Communist influences in America, h ...
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Ice Age Extinctions Of The Megafauna - 1,635 words
ICE AGE EXTINCTIONS OF THE MEGAFAUNA During the last Ice Age before humans arrived, the North American continent belonged to various forms of enormous, fantastic creatures. By the end of the Ice Age, most of these large animals had become extinct. Numerous attempts have been made to explain the disappearance of these animals, but there has yet to be a consensus. Among the theories that have been debated, two are predominant. They are the climatic change theory, and the overkill theory. The climatic change theory advocates the idea that the global warming, which brought about the end of the Ice Age, caused the animals to die off. The other is the overkill theory, which maintains that humans, ...
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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - 1,585 words
... phonies of Gyrowetz and Haydn, and to study such other scores as were available I nthe incipiently cultured Boston that day. Soon thereafter every other city also sprouted its musical organization. Philadelphia, Cincinatti, St. Louis, San Francisco, and other communities as they attained a modicum of wealth and leisure attracted German and French immigrants to perform in the orchestras. Further development of the American orchestra should be attributed to visiting tours of European great orchestras. Germania Orchestra, having gained initial and greatest success in Boston responded to a demand from cities as far west as Beethoven and played Beethoven to sold out audiences. Members of this ...
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Andy Warhol Father Of Pop - 1,456 words
Andy Warhol has spewed forth in many examples of the modern style that is known as "Pop art," in various mediums -spanning from silkscreen to a cable network. Not only has Warhol greatly contributed to this revolutionary style, but also in many ways, he has created it. Andy Warhol's style was certainly part of the select first that were even labeled as "Pop." Warhol had also used the media, which captured his eccentricities, to his advantage and that aided in projecting Pop art to the public. Warhol's timing had been perfect in introducing Pop. Warhol was even separated from the other Pop artists who were his peers because he was clearly doing different things with his subject matter. His co ...
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The Future Of Aviation Insurance - 1,723 words
Insurance and the Future of Aviation Analysis of Issues in the Aviation Industry Southern Illinois University, Carbondale This report will discuss the future of the aviation industry and the effects of high insurance cost. As the industry enters into the millennium, the insurance industry must look at several problems that also face the aviation industry. Survival for the small FBOs is getting harder each day; the threat of financial devastation is real when it comes to lawsuits. General aviation may be forced to change its way of doing business and become more like the military and commercial airlines. One can only hope that society will change their attitude towards the aviation industry a ...
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Managing People With Aids - 1,443 words
Today, AIDS is the second leading cause of death among adults between the ages of 25 and 44. With more than half of the nations 126 million workers in this age group, managers cannot afford to ignore this deadly disease. As more effective drug therapies, such as protease inhibitors, are extending the lives of HIV positive people, an increased number are able to return to the workforce and stay productive. One in six large companies has had an employee with HIV/AIDS and one in 15 companies with 15 to 49 employees has had at least one worker with HIV/AIDS (according to the CDC in Atlanta). The World Health Organization estimates that by the year 2000, there will be 15 million new adult HIV inf ...
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Use Of Facility And Distribution Layouts In A Service Organization - 974 words
The BellSouth Payment Remittance Operation (PRO) processes customer payments for BellSouth Telecommunications (BST), and BellSouth Mobility (BMI). There are two PRO groups, one in Atlanta and one in Charlotte, North Carolina. The customers predominantly live in a nine-state region in the southeastern part of the United States. The Atlanta PRO processes payments for BST customers from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, and Carrier Access payments and Managers Bill payments for all states. They process payments for BMI customers from these same states in addition to any customers outside the normal BellSouth area. The BellSouth customer population for BST grows as the pop ...
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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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Federal Express - 1,315 words
... are compacted into the cargo hold of a jet the they become pressurized and susceptible to explosion. Therefore, a shipper caught sending items such as these can expect large fines exceeding $200,000 and most likely a lengthy jail sentence. One of the outstanding qualities of FedEx is their commitment to human life. FedEx maintains an alliance with the American Red Cross, combining the effectiveness of FedExs overnight delivery with the Red Cross strength in emergency relief. FedEx holds world acclaim for their role in shipping vital life saving materials, such as organs for transplant recipients (Kinney, 33). In fact, Nancy Lacy, a FedEX customer service agent in Texas stated, "Every pa ...
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Employment Relations - 1,611 words
... ion; or (ii) any other appropriate source; and (D) to take whatever actions may be necessary to carry out the agency mission during emergencies. (b) Nothing in this section shall preclude any agency and any labor organization from negotiating-- (1) at the election of the agency, on the numbers, types, and grades of employees or positions assigned to any organizational subdivision, work project, or tour of duty, or on the technology, methods, and means of performing work; (2) procedures which management officials of the agency will observe in exercising any authority under this section; or (3) appropriate arrangements for employees adversely affected by the exercise of any authority under ...
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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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Turbo C For Dummies - 1,785 words
************************************** WELCOME TO TURBO C++ FOR WINDOWS 4.5 ************************************** This README file contains important information about TURBO C++ FOR WINDOWS 4.5 (TCW). For the latest information about TCW and its accompanying programs, read this entire -- Installing Turbo C++ on your hard disk -- Importing Project Files from Borland C++ 4.x -- ObjectComponents Framework (OCF), OLE 2.0, and ObjectWindows 2.5 -- Registering debugging versions of OLE servers under TCW -- New file in WINDOWSSYSTEM directory -- New tools for registering OLE servers and automation controllers -- Debugging OLE applications under Windows NT -- OLE error codes -- OLE2 applications -- ...
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The Y2k Bug - 2,005 words
The year 2000 problem could have been completely prevented had some early people envisioned the degree to which the microprocessor would change our lives. Surely, no one would have thought that in the early days of ENIAC that everything from your alarm clock to your car would be computerized. Even the IT managers of the 80's could not be blamed: The disk space savings from dropping the two digits of the date over 100 Million Records would represent almost 200 Megabytes! Space requirements aside, overhead on search times and disk loading/access are also added. Surely one could have designed a system whereby the program would be aware of the century, regardless of the data records used. Hindsi ...
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Interactive Class - 1,612 words
How to Go From Class-Room to Web-Room as Painlessly as Possible By Rik Hall, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick Getting your course onto the World Wide Web (WWW) is best done using a systematic approach. There are a number of steps that need to be taken prior to starting any of the actual web work. Meetings should be held with various groups within your institution. Once the actual coursework is begun, there are some essential components and some optional components. There are specific skills and talents that you either need to acquire or you need to access. Each web-based course is unique, but they often have many components in common. Some are essential, others may be ...
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Independent Work No - 562 words
The one website that I am adamant about visiting regularly is the video game publication Next Generation's site, located at http://www.next-generation.com. It is, what I believe, to be the most comprehensive website devoted to video games, both PC and console, their development, and up to the minute news concerning release dates, company mergers/buyouts, and groundbreaking technology. Next Generation, the magazine and the website, are both affiliates of Imagine Media. Next Generation's website is updated twice daily, six days a week (Monday through Friday) excluding holidays. The first update of the day is at 10:00 a.m. with the second update occurring at 7:00 p.m. pacific. The home page alw ...
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Hackers - 1,383 words
Since the introduction of personal computers in the 1970's, the art of computer hacking has grown along with changing roles of computers in society. Computers have taken over our lives. People could not function without them; our electricity is run by computers, the government could not function without computers, and there are many others. Hackers are people who illegally gain access to, and sometimes tamper with, information in a computer system. Due to recent media coverage and corporate interest, hackers activities are now looked down on by society as criminal. Despite the growing trend of hacking, very little research has been done on the hacking world and its culture. The image of a co ...
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What Is The Internet - 708 words
Sometime in the mid 1960's, during the Cold War, it became apparent that there was a need for a bombproof communications system. A concept was devised to link computers together throughout the country. With such a system in place large sections of the country could be nuked and messages could still get through. In the beginning, only government "think tanks" and a few universities were linked. Basically the Internet was an emergency military communications system operated by the Department of Defense's Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA). The whole operation was referred to as ARPANET. In time, ARPANET computers were installed at every university in the United States that had defense rel ...
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