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Flags of Convenience: A Threat to Maritime - Introduction More than forty thousand merchant ships, and countless number of smaller coastal craft, ply world oceans which comprise nearly seventy percent of the earth’s surface. Each year approximately ten million containers of cargo, containing raw materials to finished goods are transported by seas. The ships are owned by different states, private companies or individuals and manned by mixture of seafarers from different countries, mixed together from various nationalities. These ships are perhaps the most autonomous entities on earth as rule of law allows frequent change of their allegiance or identity by choosing a flag to suit their requirement....   [tags: ship, state, maritime laws]
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Modern Conveniences in America - Modern Conveniences Living in a time where modern conveniences are at hand makes an easy life. If the everyday objects like microwaves, air conditioning, and televisions were taken away people would not be able to function. The American society was not always so lucky to have everything effortless. Before microwaves and refrigerators were invented, people truly had to work for their food. Inventions have really made every day lives convenient. The microwave oven revolutionized cooking, making it quick and trouble-free to prepare a complete meal....   [tags: Conveniences]
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Convenience or Quality? - One evening, I went with my family to eat at a restaurant called The Olive Garden. When we arrived, we went inside only to find that we had to wait for one hour before a table would become available. My family and I had to stand outside of the restaurant for a good portion of this time. While I was standing there, I looked across the street and noticed that there were five fast food restaurants surrounding the shopping center. These places had no line in them and people were seated and enjoying their meals....   [tags: Personal Essays] 1092 words
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Convenience Store as Metaphor for a University - Convenience Store as Metaphor for a University The university is a convenience store located along the highway of life. It's not a place the customer-student necessarily wants to stop at, but looking at the gas gauge of opportunity, the customer has decided to stop and fill up on knowledge in order to continue on the journey. Everything the university offers can be compared with an item offered at the convenience store. The knowledge a student is buying can be compared to the different grades of gasoline available to the customer of a convenience store....   [tags: Expository Essays] 718 words
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Privacy: Security, Confidentiality, or Convenience? - Privacy: Security, Confidentiality, or Convenience. INTRODUCTION The evolution of the Internet started from the department of defense's project, and rapidly distributed to world wide. With the rise of the Internet age comes with the benefits and the concerns. Because of the easeness to communicate information and displaying data, the first amendment needs to be applied to this communication channel. How are we using and communicating information without offending and harm others. Since the evolution of the Internet, there has been acts from Congress to regulate the use the Internet such as the Communications Decency Act in 1996 and the Child Online Protection Act in 1998....   [tags: Internet Privacy Secure Cyberspace Essays]
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An Examination of the Potential of REACH's Convenience Meal Program - An Examination of the Potential of REACH's Convenience Meal Program Introduction The purpose of this paper is to examine the value that the Convenience Meal (CM) program has to Regina Education and Action on Child Hunger (REACH). The CM program sells frozen meals primarily to senior citizens in Regina. It is a unique program which serves an undeserved demographic. This paper will seek to first better understand the environment in which the CM program operates, before examining its importance to REACH as an organization....   [tags: Social Welfare / Senior Citizens]
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Conformity and Convenience in Friedrich Durrenmatt’s The Visit - Friedrich Durrenmatt’s epic tragicomedy The Visit is a haunting commentary on the nature of mankind and morality. Bringing to the surface many questions about the difference between justice and revenge, the play is constructed in a way that leaves the reader at once perplexed and conflicted. The difference between right and wrong is often overlooked and even contorted in order to conform with convenience as the citizens of the town become more desperate. The Visit is both a philosophical masterpiece and a harrowing tale of conditional morality....   [tags: Friedrich Durrenmatt] 1508 words
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Brave New World: Warnings Pertaining to Technological Growth - Technology today is more relied upon than ever before. If one needs to call someone half way around the world, simply take out a cell phone and dial their number. Within thirty seconds, one can be speaking to that person just as if two people were conversing face-to-face. In the same manner, one has access to endless knowledge and resources by the pushing of a few buttons or the click of a mouse. The usage of social media today is becoming more prevalent than ever before because of the convenience it offers....   [tags: technology, society, dependency, convenience]
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Users's Perception Towards Reference Chat in UniMap Library - ... 4. Did the librarian tell the user what s/he is doing as the transaction progresses. 5. Did the librarian use some variation of the closed-ended question “Did this answer your question?” at the end of the transaction. This is to ensure the effectiveness of reference interview that may occur between librarians and users in meeting the intended information. Meanwhile, there is a literature mention about multitasking activities which can be take place during the reference chat process. Defenders of chat reference services point to a study from Bowling Green University which then conclude the users are familiar to the glitches and delays of online communication and that they just simply mult...   [tags: convenience, perception, reference]
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The Convenience of Credit Cards - Credit cards can be invaluable tools for college students. Using a credit card is more convenient than cash, and may help a young adult build credit that will be useful throughout his adult life. However, before a student applies for a credit card, he needs to know how credit works and the consequences associated with the misuse of a credit card. Credit can be very helpful, but may also be dangerous if one does not use it properly. Many students apply for a credit card as a way to have extra spending money, without realizing that the money has to be repaid....   [tags: Finance] 917 words
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Effectiveness of Online Courses - The following article is a study on the effectiveness of online courses and their effectiveness in both teacher-guided assistance and non-guided learning. The author stated the problem of online learning for students, as being the distractions of the internet itself; online shopping, gaming and social networking. While two advantages of online learning includes the convenience of studying at a place of choice and independent work, students are challenged in staying focused or being disciplined enough to continue or even complete their course of studies....   [tags: education, teaching methods, convenience]
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How Computers Make Life Easier - How Computers Make Life Easier How Computers Make Life Easier Sometime in the early 1900s a German engineer named Konrad Zuse invented the first computer called the Z3. It was a functional program- controlled computer. He was also a computer pioneer. During this time there was a series of events recorded that entailed the beginning stages of computer use. Over time the development became greater. The society in which we live today has evolved in many ways. One way society has advanced so rapidly over the years is through the use of an amazing electrical device known as the computer....   [tags: Technology Convenience] 1313 words
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Measuring Efficiency in Teaching Methods - Becoming a rational citizen and an intellectually built up individual needs many integral parts to contribute in that creation. Without a doubt, the most essential part is education. This process involves a series of lessons which are there to guide every person to create strong foundations for self-judgment and reasoning. Therefore, it is very important to find the right way to transmit this essential information to the students in order to promote creativity and efficiency for the new generations which are considered the drive to innovation, social and economical growth (V....   [tags: Traditional, Modern, Convenience]
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Living in a Food Desert - The main point of this project was to teach us about what it is like for a person who may live in a food desert. I started by making my meal plan of what I would eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for two weeks. My choices of what I was to eat were based on what I usually eat as a college student on a limited budget. After making my meal plan I went to the online Lowes Foods grocery store to simulate my purchases. When finished I came to the conclusion that I could eat for under one hundred dollars for two weeks very easily....   [tags: budget, healthy eating, convenience] 550 words
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The Conveniences of E-Commerce - The Conveniences of E-Commerce As a child, going shopping consisted of packing the family into our station wagon and driving an hour to a decent sized mall in another town. We would go from store to store, looking for deals in each store and the flyers at the door. I would play the store’s video game consoles while my sisters tried on countless amounts of clothing. After hours of this, we would grab food and drive the hour back home. We would often find better deals on recently purchased items in the next store....   [tags: Internet Business Essays]
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Bicycles and Automobiles - Bicycles have been a form of transportation for hundreds of years now. Although many people choose to drive automobiles rather than riding bicycles, there is still a sizeable amount of people who prefer riding bicycles. In addition, Cyclists have always ridden their bicycles on the road next to automobiles. However, many people believe that cyclists should have separate laws, while, on the other hand; other people believe that cyclists deserve to have the same laws as car drivers. According to Grant Petersen, bike commuting is up to 61.6 percent in the last thirteen years, but since the national average is still less than two percent, it is hard to make a strong case for revamping the laws...   [tags: transportation, convenience, law]
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The Damage Humans Cause Exploiting the Earth for Their Own Conveniences - The Damage Humans Cause Exploiting the Earth for Their Own Conveniences As humans continually exploit the earth for their own conveniences they become increasingly aware of the damage they cause. In the last 30 years the population has begun to notice just how serious the problem is and as a result great efforts have been put into amending the environment from our technological follies. Since the use of fossil fuels causes 70% of the earth's air pollution it's only logical that the human race must restrict the use of oil (Exploring Alternative Fuels) One of the main reason that fossil fuels are extracted from the earth is to provide oil for the propulsion of transportation vehicles....   [tags: Environmental Automobiles Energy Sources Essays]
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The Film Industry Converges with the Internet: Beneficial or Detrimental - Some individuals consider the Internet to be one of the greatest inventions of our time. Their reasoning is due to the positive outcomes that have come with this such as connecting people around the world and aiding in education, research, new, etc. Specifically, in relation to the film industry, the Internet has provided positive and negative outcomes. The Internet allows for consumers to download films illegally, which lowers ticket sales and profit. At the same time, the Internet has become an essential tool for rising filmmakers and has also helped movie industries to advertise new films for little to no cost....   [tags: greatest inventions, convergence]
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Use of Poetic Devices in Thomas Hardy's Poem, The Convergence of the Twain - Use of Poetic Devices in Thomas Hardy’s Poem, The Convergence of the Twain Using distinctive diction, detailed imagery, and references to God, Thomas Hardy portrays his perspective of the sinking of “Titanic” in his poem, “The Convergence of the Twain.” Employing these poetic mechanisms, Hardy claims that the sinking of the Titanic was fate and meant to happen. The title furthermore portrays the coming together of the hemispheres as Titanic and God. Hardy uses strong meaningful diction to convey his thoughts of the sinking of the Titanic....   [tags: Hardy Convergence Twain] 413 words
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Argentine Tango: Convergence and Diffusion - At the end of the nineteenth century in the cities of Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay a new genre of music was evolving. This new genre of music eventually came to be called the Argentine Tango. Tango music evolved from the interaction of many different cultures, and it continues to evolve and branch out into many subgenres. Beginning around 1880 the first traces of the Argentine tango were beginning to fall into place. (History 2005) This occurred through the convergence of music of the many cultures which were found in the area....   [tags: Music]
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Convergence in Internet and Technology - The CEO of Cisco is actually well informed, as is expected. Convergence is exactly where the Internet is going, but it is also divergence. That is, billions of devices will be constantly connected to the Internet and the Internet will be spread across all of these connected devices. So we will have the stored pages on servers, plus the desktops and the billions of smartphones, laptops and tablets holding the current information available on the Internet at any given time, plus billions more tiny embedded chips communicating with myriads of other chips to control our environments and make life easier....   [tags: Mobile Devices, Innovation]
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Convergence, Fan Culture, and Star Trek - Many scholars have their own take on what convergence is and it all depends on what field of work they are involved in, which makes it hard to give convergence a definite definition. It simply has no single agreed upon definition, but as Potter Steward might say, “I can’t define it, but I know what it is when I see it.” One of the principle elements to convergence is its interactivity and technology, which is greatly demonstrated through participatory cultures such as that of Star Trek. Star Trek has a long history spanning over four decades....   [tags: Television]
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The Convergence of Personal Computers and Consumer Electronics - Introduction Consumer Electronics Shows (CES) are introducing product technology “convergence” between personal computers and consumer electronics industries (2004). In the past, there has only been enthusiasm, talks, and prototypes (2004). Today we have functioning product on the market that makes it a reality (2004). The giants in manufacturing computers, Dell, Gateway, and Hewlett Packard, made the brilliant transition into TV sells (2004). The most noticeable products are computer monitors and flat screen TVs (2004)....   [tags: Technology ]
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Convergence in Technology - Convergence in Technology The concept of a “global village” or a united community around the world has only in these last few years become a concept widely thought of. However, it seems that the idea of a large-scale sharing of information has long been developing, whether intended or not. The tools of communication have long served a single purpose, that of transmitting information from people to people. Direct communication was long ago realised with sign language and speech, but when people spread out, a kind indirect communication was needed....   [tags: Essays Papers] 952 words
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Thomas Hardy's The Convergence Of The Twain - Thomas Hardy's The Convergence Of The Twain The poem The Convergence of the Twain, by Thomas Hardy, is about the sinking of the Titanic. The title alone describes the ship and the iceberg meeting as one. By choosing this title, the author automatically conveys a seriousness of the poem. The author uses various literary techniques to convey his mockery and careless attitude towards the sinking of the ship. In the first five stanzas, the author discusses the already submerged ship. ?Stilly couches she,....   [tags: Sinking Titanic Poem Hardy Twain Essays Papers] 556 words
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The Convergence of the Twain by Thomas Hardy - The Convergence of the Twain by Thomas Hardy 'The Convergence of the Twain' by Thomas Hardy tells us about the sinking of the so-called "unsinkable" ship called the Titanic. When he first describes the ship he explains The 'Titanic' resting alone and still away from people. Here is an extraction from when he describes the ship, "Deep from human vanity, and the pride of life that planned her, stilly couches she." He not only describes her on her voyage but also the life inside the ship....   [tags: Papers] 438 words
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Symbolic Convergence in Gossip Girl: The Fantasy of the “In Crowd” - From high school girls desperately trying to be one of cool kids in school to corporate warriors rubbing elbows for that next promotion, nearly everyone has fantasized about being a part of the “in crowd”. What is it that makes the bonds and barriers of “in crowd” so unbreakable. Through sharing stories and reaching conclusions through discussion of those stories, members of small groups develop a common bond that shapes their social reality. An example of this bond is prominent in the CW’s hit show, Gossip Girl, which focuses on the world of high society elite at a private high school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Convergence And International Corporate Governance - Find and summarise (in no more than 1000 words) some of the work that has been done by Katherine Pistor and others on Convergence, Divergence and ‘Path Dependency' of legal systems as it relates to International Corporate Governance. In recent years the issue of corporate governance has become a keenly debated topic in international finance. In developed countries, some of the biggest corporate collapses in history have brought about a change in focus. No longer are governments and lawmakers trying to deregulate and reduce the controls and disclosure requirements of corporations....   [tags: Corporate Governance] 1057 words
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Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide - This essay is a response to the following question: In participatory culture the consumer and producer no longer occupy separate roles rather “we might see them as participants who interact with each other according to a new set of rules that none of us fully understand”. Jenkins, Henry, Convergence Culture (London: New York University Press, 2006) 3. Identify a text or series of texts that challenge the previously established rules of engagement between consumer and producer. Outline how that text or texts challenge established rules and also how it/they demonstrate the collapse of the space between consumer and producer in participatory culture....   [tags: Participatory Culture Essays]
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Principle of Convergence and the Theme of Disempowerment - The Principle of Convergence and the Theme of Disempowerment In this paper, I propose to present interpretations of six works by French artists, three painters (Watteau, Delacroix, and Manet) and three novelists (Zola, Proust, and Camus), and to report on the unexpected discovery (if it deserves to be called such) that these disparate works have certain principles of structuring in common. Let us eliminate from the outset a possible source of distraction : these studies are interdisciplinary in character, but that seems to have nothing to do with the discoveries made....   [tags: French Art Watteau Delacroix Manet Zola Proust] 1706 words
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Bormann's Symbolic Convergence Theory - Bormann's Symbolic Convergence Theory Ernest Bormann's Symbolic Convergence Theory offers a promising method of looking at small group interaction and cohesiveness. When individuals who are not familiar with each other come together for the sake of achieving a common goal, be it a group in an organization or students working on a school project, the symbolic convergence theory presents an understandable and generally accurate stance on how cohesiveness within the group is attained. The symbolic convergence theory is praised and even considered a bit unusual, because it meets the criteria for both scientific and humanistic standards....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Tripart Convergence - “The Tri-Part Convergence” Silent and still like a rock. Silent, always withholding, never forgetting. What was me has become a rock. I guard my mind, shields of psychic armor. They batter me down, he blasts me. He attachs the chinks, he flashes images of her and of faces not seen in centuries. He tries to appeal to part of me which he ascertains must still be human. But the walls are higher and more numerous than even he can possibly imagine. “Human” has no relevance when the body is gone, when physical need is diminished, when individuality is marked only by an intuitive sense of one another’s “colors,” or auras, if you will, and by the retention of one’s last bastion of autonomy: memory....   [tags: Science] 3748 words
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Digital Home Convergence - Digital Home Convergence Overview As technology and entertainment converge inside the home, major players in various industries are taking different strategies in planning for the future. The concept of the “digital home” will likely take one of two forms: a closed wired entertainment network (PVRs, OnDemand) or an open wireless data network (web, email, VOIP, IPTV). The closed model is already being offered in many homes across the country, but as technology advances, the open model will become the standard....   [tags: Technology Technological Essays] 3420 words
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PEST-C Variables; Push, Pull, and Convergence Marketing Strategies - (1) Provide some observations on the PEST-C variables as they relate to global marketing. Global marketing is defined as marketing on a worldwide scale, or taking commercial advantage of global operational differences, similarities and opportunities in order to meet global objectives. Marketing managers are also tasked with the responsibility of “wringing the pennies out of the activities.” Basically, they are responsible for and add value to their activities that will contribute to a higher value in the mind of their consumers....   [tags: Technology in Business] 1900 words
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The Difference in Theme about the Titanic in Convergence of the Twain and Titanic - The Difference in Theme about the Titanic in Convergence of the Twain and Titanic Many times in life events occur which stimulate many opinions. In a painting by Picasso, one way see beauty while another sees a squiggle of lines. Two people see a movie and one is moved to tears while the other is bored stiff. People are often moved in different ways by similar experiences. This would explain the tremendous difference in theme of two poets about the tragedy of the Titanic. Thomas Hardys' "Convergence of the Twain" and David R....   [tags: Papers] 745 words
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Essay on Convergence in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - Convergence in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man   As far as portraits go, James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is pretty dynamic.  Stephen is constantly in motion, hurtling through life. He sees, smells, and touches everything around him.  But I'd like to focus on one of the quieter moments - a moment of convergence.  The narrative encloses Stephen in a cloud of his own past, present, and future as he stands in a Dublin courtyard:   He began to beat the frayed end of his ashplant against the base of the pillar.  Had Cranly not heard him?  Yet he could wait.  The talk about him ceased for a moment: and a soft hiss fell again from a window above.  But no other so...   [tags: Portrait Artist Young Man] 988 words
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The Significance of the Concepts of ‘Convergence’ and ‘Localisation’ for Understanding Today’s Global Video Games Industry? - The video games industry today has evolved, adapted and advanced dramatically involving profoundly new and improved technologies, increasing communication (online and through the social aspect of gaming) and entertainment, since it first emerged in the 1920’s with the early pinball machines, continuing further into the 1960’s, with the first videogame called ‘Space War’ produced in 1962 by Steve Russell (Merino 2006) and further developing to become the successful multi billion global phenomenon that it is today....   [tags: Video Games]
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How Thomas Hardy Presents the Tragedy of the Sinking of the Titanic in the Poem The Convergence of the Twain - How Thomas Hardy Presents the Tragedy of the Sinking of the Titanic in the Poem The Convergence of the Twain On the fateful day of April 1912, the great ship known as the Titanic collided into an enormous Iceberg. Down went the colossal ship and so did the rich, famous and all their valuable goods. The reports of people drowning were in all of the newspapers but not in one of them was there anything about what happened to the ship under the sea. In Hardy's poem, there is nothing about what happened to passengers on the huge liner but instead he has described (in his point of view) the ship under the sea and the sea creatures that pass by....   [tags: Papers] 911 words
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Loss in Hardy's The Convergence of the Twain and Kipling's Harp Song of the Dane Women - Loss in Hardy's The Convergence of the Twain and Kipling's Harp Song of the Dane Women The sadness of loss, and of what man has felt after something or someone is lost has been the subject of sadness and melancholy in many poems for many years. The two poems, "The convergence of the Twain' by Thomas Hardy and 'Harp song of the Dane women' by Rudyard Kipling both explore portrayal of loss but each in a very different ways. Although they do both seem similar in content and style, the way that the poem reflects on each of he poet's emotions are very different....   [tags: Papers] 621 words
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Understanding the Convergence of Media Systems and Political Communication in the U.S. and Western Europe - Understanding the Convergence of Media Systems and Political Communication in the U.S. and Western Europe A powerful trend is clearly underway in the direction of greater similarity in the way the public sphere is structured across the world. In their products, in their professional practices and cultures, in their systems of relationships with other political and social institutions, media systems across the world are becoming increasingly alike. Political systems, meanwile, are becoming increasingly similar in the patterns of communication they incorporate....   [tags: Papers] 1041 words
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How Various Aspects of Shopping Centres Change According to the Level of the Centre on the Shopping Hierarchy - How Various Aspects of Shopping Centres Change According to the Level of the Centre on the Shopping Hierarchy 1.1 Aim The aim of my investigation is to discover how various aspects of shopping centres change according to the level of the centre on the shopping hierarchy. 1.2 Geographical Background The shopping hierarchy is a classification used to differentiate between shopping centres of varying sizes. Pyramid Diagram Figure A shows a shopping hierarchy. The higher a shopping centre's position in the hierarchy pyramid, the greater the total number of shops, the greater the range, more variety of shops/services and the greater the sphere of influence of th...   [tags: Papers] 776 words
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Education and Online Classes - The days of walking ten miles, without shoes, and uphill in the snow to get an education are gone. Today students have the opportunity to attend school via the Internet through online classes. The option of taking online classes to earn an education has become ideal for those who work or need a way to fit education to their schedule. More students are opting to take this virtual route because of the flexibility for the time and place of attending classes. As a virtual college student, I cleared up a scheduling conflict by adding an online class....   [tags: Technology and Education, internet, e-learning]
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The Disadvantages of Technology - Many companies wants us to believe that the newest technology gadgets and gizmos will make us happier, but will they. With the advent of modern technology the world is provided with conveniences intended to make life easier. However, with careful scrutiny one can assess that these expedient products and services actually pose new problems. This insight makes clear that conveniences aren’t so beneficial after all. We can note this elucidation in examining the disadvantages of fast-food, automatic teller machines (ATM), and dishwashers....   [tags: argumentative essays] 837 words
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Selfishness: A Natural Tendency - According to Adam Smith, it is not greed or selfishness, but the desire for sympathy that motivates human beings both socially and economically.  People engage in a societal game of appearance to maximize the amount of sympathy received from others.  When a person is perceived to benefit society, they are blessed with the approval or sympathy of those around them. This approval, in turn, makes the individual feel worthy. Smith argues that the desire to have our wealth recognized is not greedy, but a natural tendency.  He suggests that this inclination develops the world, and furthers humanity.  In the Theory of Moral Sentiments, Smith introduces the idea that wealth not only increases the am...   [tags: adam smith, beloved, wealth, greatness]
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The Dodge Ram 1500 - When shopping for a vehicle we look for safety, convenience, and dependability and/or power. If you are searching for this perfect vehicle look no further. The Dodge Ram 1500 combines all of these features while still maintaining a sleek and sporty body style. All of these reasons make owning a truck a necessity. Safety is usually a number one priority to consumers when choosing a vehicle. With new technological advances in vehicle manufacturing, safety is guaranteed with a truck. For instance, the Dodge Ram 1500 was rated number one with five star crash safety ratings on frontal and side impact....   [tags: Automobile] 424 words
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The Pain of Achieving the Good Life - The cost of the good life is personal as displayed in Akira Kurosawa's Village of the Watermills, Martin Luther King's "Letter from a Birmingham jail", and Dr. Colburn's common lecture Rosewood. The cost of the good life is the sacrifice of some sense of security with each personal choice we make and each action we take to acquire the good life. It seems that in America we are blessed with continuously evolving innovation that provides us with so many conveniences. However, it is these conveniences that deter us from the good life by clouding our sense of purpose in life....   [tags: ]
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Online Shopping is a Great Way to Purchase Goods and Services - In our technologically savvy world, it can be said that the internet conquers the social and economic status of every country and its individuals. In this exciting point of time, online shopping is not an uncommon term used. Online shopping is described as the process of purchasing products and services from merchants worldwide over the internet (WiseGEEK, n.d.). Online shopping is also sometimes referred to as e-commerce in the business world. Online shopping is so revolutionary, that it has single-handedly changed the entire norms of a society....   [tags: technology, savvy word]
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Negative Effects of Today’s Food on Elementary-Aged Children - In today’s culture, food is often judged by its convenience and taste. Processed and fast foods are quick and easy, and taste fairly good. Children especially enjoy fast food and packaged snacks. But while this may seem a good solution to the fast-paced society we live in, it is actually a dangerous habit. 15% of children ages 6-19 are overweight, and the number is growing (Back to School). Even if a child is not obese, he often does not eat healthy and faces the danger of becoming overweight....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Negative Effects of Today’s Food on Elementary-Aged Children - In today’s culture, people judge food by its convenience and taste. Processed and fast foods are quick, easy, and taste fairly good. Children, especially, enjoy fast food and packaged snacks. While this may seem a good solution to this fast-paced society, it is actually a dangerous habit. Fifteen percent of children ages six to nineteen are overweight, and the number is growing (Back to School). Even if a child is not obese, he often does not eat healthy and faces the danger of becoming overweight....   [tags: Nutrition]
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How to Increase a Business Sale - Among the many meanings of the word business, the one that describes it most is "the condition of being busy." Being busy in making profit is what business is about. There are many kinds of businesses operating to make profit but the one that has the most business men choose to operate is retail business. Retail business sells goods manufactured by different companies. Convenience stores come under the retail business category. I just started managing a convenience store and the major problem that I am facing is low sales....   [tags: Business Case Studies] 787 words
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Business Analysis of 7 Eleven in the Whitsunday Islands - Table Of Content: Subject Page Number Executive Summary Introduction The business Costumer base Competitors Technology Market model Estimations about demand and costs Special pricing strategies for imperfect competition Conclusion   Executive Summary   Introduction 7 eleven Whitsunday’s is a convenient store operates as a franchisee through 7- Eleven Store Pty. Ltd Australia, which will be located around different islands in the region. These stores will be focusing on meeting the needs of convenience-oriented customers, whom are spending their holidays on the islands or it residents through a 24 hours operating system and a product range that will meet their needs....   [tags: 7- Eleven Store Pty. Ltd Australia]
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