Sunday, January 12, 2020

Desert Solitaire: a Season in the Wilderness

The author of the book Desert Solitaire, Edward Abbey, talked frequently throughout the book about the beauty of nature and ways that human beings are destroying the natural beauty of the world we live in. The way abbey views nature is in a way that is best experienced by actually being out in nature, taking a hike, horseback riding, or bicycling. He believes that people who use the luxury of their cars on camping trip will not get to experience everything that nature has to offer. Abbey sees the beauty of the natural world in a way that most human beings are unable to because they do not spend time exploring nature.From the very beginning of the book Abbey shows his love for nature and all his creatures when he befriends and gopher snake. Or when he was is in awe of the old moon-eyed horse’s wild manner, independence, and beauty. To stand by his love for nature he says â€Å"I prefer not to kill animals. I’m a humanist; I’d rather kill a man than a snake. † (pg. 20) Abbey believes that humans are destroying the beauty and wonder of nature and he is upset when he finds out they are planning to build a major road through Arches National Park.Abbey believes industrial tourism is becoming a bigger problem to all national parks. In abbey’s opinion he thinks motor vehicles should be prohibited on the grounds of any national monument. â€Å" we have agreed not to drive our automobiles into cathedrals, to concert halls, art museums†¦we should treat our national parks with the same deference, for they, too, are holy places† (pg. 65). Abbey believes that the only way to truly experience the beauty of nature is to walk through, bike ride through, or horseback ride through.As said before abbey is a humanist and has not sympathy for the elderly who travel to national parks for vacations, he says they â€Å"had the opportunity to see the country when it was still relatively unspoiled† (pg. 67). He also has no sympathy fo r children who are â€Å"too small to ride bicycles and too heavy to be borne on their parents’ backs. † (pg. 67) Abbey is able to see nature in a way that most people cannot. Most humans tend to overlook the little things, but abbey will see the beauty in it.Many people think rocks are dirty and ugly but abbey finds beauty in just their names, â€Å"the very names lovely – chalcedony, carnelian, jasper†¦Ã¢â‚¬  (pg. 74). While looking at the Delicate Arch most people would see it as just a big arch made out of rocks. But to abbey it is so much more than that. He compares it to â€Å"eroded remnant of a sandstone fin, a giant engagement ring cemented in rock, a bow legged pair of petrified cowboy chaps†¦Ã¢â‚¬  (pg. 44). Some people who view the Delicate Arch will find God while exploring, others will â€Å"†¦see only Lyell and the uniformity of nature† (pg. 5). To abbey the Delicate Arch and other objects of nature â€Å"remind us that out there is a different world, older and greater and deeper by far than ours†¦Ã¢â‚¬  (pg. 45) Even though nature is beautiful, calm, and serene it also has another side that is harsh, violent, and cruel. Abbey experiences this side of nature with blazing heat, sand storms, and a flash flood.When he find a dead tourist underneath a tree, which shows just how cruel the desert can be. But according to abbey the man was fortunate to have died the way he did, he envies him. To die in the open under the sky†¦before this desert vastness opening like a window onto eternity – surely that was an overwhelming stroke of rare good luck† (pg. 267). For abbey to envy the man for dying that way is another example of his love for nature. Most people would look at that situation as sad and unfortunate, but abbey sees the beauty and peace in it. Abbey also experiences the cruelness of nature when he himself is forced to spend the night alone in Havasu. Mother Nature can be a v ery cruel and evil woman who does not have sympathy for anyone.If a person is unfortunate enough to see this side of Mother Nature it can only lead to a sad ending. â€Å"Fatal. Death by starvation, slow and tedious. † (pg. 253) While most people have comes to enjoy the luxury and comfort of an industrialized society, Abbey has chosen to live the life opposite of luxurious and easy. He would rather rough it out in the desert than big in an air conditioned office. Abbey has experienced nature in a way most people will never have the opportunity to. He sees the world for what it was mean to be, all nature, nothing else.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Marketing Plan Garmin - 1132 Words

Garmin will position itself as the premier Global Positioning System (GPS) Company. Garmin will achieve this position by incorporating new technology 3.5 Positioning that its competition does not possess. The GPS device will be marketed to Businesses, insurance companies, and for personal use. Garmin will be delivering a superior product which will benefit their customers in their daily activities. Garmin is the best source for selection and price of GPS technology equipment and services. Customers will be impressed with, and return for, the great existing and new technology being incorporated into the devices, value-oriented pricing, quality, ease of use, and excellent customer service. With the unstable economy and†¦show more content†¦It s a large strategic move for us at this point. One of the founding principles at Garmin is to service multiple markets and benefit from the synergy of staying in different markets with common technologies. 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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Essay on Management and Academic Integrity Policy

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Impact of IT on Airlines Industry for Airways - MyAssignmenthelp

Question: Discuss about theImpact of IT on Airlines Industry for British Airways. Answer: Introduction As we are going to discuss about impact of IT on business of Airlines Industry, so here the selected business company is British Airways that is one of the top airlines companies. British Airways is a large airline and global airline in the United Kingdom. A million of passengers are carried by this airline every year. The turnover of this company was m 11,333 in 2015 and it is increasing now. There are various competitors of British Airways that put influence over revenue of this airlines. British Airways deals with Information Technology for a perfect management of passengers, flights, baggage, ticket bookings, seat bookings and cost of flights according to different classes. It is very difficult and cumbersome to manage these big activities manually. Therefore, IT applications are beneficial to use for handling this type of complex business operations. Discussion In this segment, we will emphasize on actual need of IT for business of British Airways and what kind of benefits and challenges will be provided by IT to BA. Does Business of British Airways need IT? Yes, business of British Airways need IT. As we have already discussed above that there are various operations of British Airways that cannot be managed manually and will take time to complete. In this case, Information Technology has capability to perform these operations in appropriate ways and accurate outcomes can be generated in less time. According to analysis, it is found that after investment in IT sector, this airlines has got 20% increment in profit. Due to a solid information system, British Airways is managing its airlines service in appropriate ways. It is sake of information technology that customers of British Airways are using its services easily. Besides this, cost of IT applications is also less that are used for online ticket booking, seat reservation and for other services by customers, so for BA there will be no issue to arrange very big budget for IT services. The high level security is also provided by IT applications for companys confidential information which is required by every business organization. Importance of IT for Business Survival of British Airways The main thing of information technology in business of British Airways is rising profit of company with 20% (ITC Infotech, 2017). According to Chief Information Officer of British Airways Paul Coby, the technology is used by British Airways to drive the rearrangement of business processes, to cut down heavy costs and removing complexity of business processes. Besides this, to transform short haul flight businesses IT strategy also provides help to BA (vivianmeril, 2017). In UK, the competition level of airlines industry is increasing day by day. To survive in this competitive market, IT applications are required to use by British Airways. As we know that customer support and satisfaction is important for every business organization and in airline industry it has become a major issue to survive. British Airways Company also needs to focus on this problem. The latest technologies of IT are helpful to resolve this problem and BA can use these technologies to provide higher level of customer satisfaction and to survive in business (Czerny and Zhang, 2014). The resource management technique plays an important role in management of British Airlines business. BA is a largest airlines in United Kingdom, so it is difficult to manage each resource here properly. In this case, IT plays an important role to automate the complex issues such as finance and human resources and tangible goods of British Airways. Cloud based solutions and internet are also helpful fo r software engineers of BA to introduce cloud based enterprise solutions to manage business resources properly. Requirement to Apply IT for British Airways To get desired outcomes from information technology, it is necessary to fulfill its all key requirements by British Airways. There are some essential requirements of IT to apply it into business of British Airways (Eun-Song Bae and Daecheol Kim, 2014). First of all, to implement a new IT application into business, BA has to hire skilled and experienced workers who have sound knowledge in information technology. The IT application that will be used in British Airways will not be easy that is why experienced and qualified personnel are required for this purpose. The new implemented technology will be used by all employees of British Airways, therefore, every employee who will work with new IT application that should have knowledge about handling of automatic system that can help to solve critical problems such as decision making etc. It is also necessary for British Airways to use a system that is capable to handle IT software solutions that are used for ticketing system. (Tracy, 2017) . How British Airways uses IT? Information Technology is considered a central part of airline business. The main goals of IT is to achieve objectives of appropriate communication with passengers, to enhance reliability of booking system of BA and to store passengers information in secured way. Due to usage of appropriate software solutions of IT by British Airways, this airlines is highly preferred as compare to other airlines companies (Arjomandi and Seufert, 2014). The latest smart phone technologies such as android, iPhone and windows applications are useful to access scheduling and rescheduling of flights. It has become easier for passengers to book and cancel tickets by using smartphones (ComputerWeekly, 2017). To get latest updates about airline industry, information technology is also considered so much helpful. Another essential way in which IT is used in British Airways is automation (Escobari, 2017). The latest software solution that is used in British Airways has potential to communicate with flights an d to update the latest data for security purpose. Benefits and Advantages of Information Technology Information Technology has provided various benefits to British Airways and one of those benefits is the scope of analyze the specific data regarding the business and to plan business accordingly. Besides this, various important tools are provided by Information Technology that will be helpful to solve complicated problems and to make the plan for scalability of British Airways. The implementation of concept of online ticket booking by local and remote customers of British Airways by IT solution, is a key benefit of using of IT in BA. This process is known as digitalized marketing. The modern modes to communicate with customers online such as emails, messages, calling etc. helps BA to attract more customers towards its business. Besides this, the usage of cloud platform of IT helps BA to store huge amount of information of passengers into cloud database that is easier to access from anywhere in the world (Business-standard.com, 2017). Risks of IT for British Airways Business Besides benefits of IT in British Airways, there are also some risk factors exist that encounter by this airlines. The failure of hardware and software components is considered most vulnerable risk. Abnormal shutdown of systems and damage of server are common problems that can be encountered by British Airways (Google Books, 2017). This may cause great problems for British Airways and for its passengers due to heavy loss of information from database. The database of BA consists of personal information of customers and their payment information and due to hardware or software damage whole information can be lost. Other issue is of security and privacy issue of internet that is violated by hacking and phishing attacks of hackers (Harvard Business Review, 2017). It is necessary for British Airways to be careful about these issues while using IT applications (Escobari and Jindapon, 2014). How British Airways can Maintain and Monitor IT? The maintenance and monitoring of IT is important for British Airways. There are several technologies that are used by airlines industry to maintain IT and British Airways should also use those technologies. Firstly it is necessary for management of BA to focus on overall infrastructure of company. The experienced and responsible employees of BA should be organized to monitor the systems of Information Technology. Besides this, advanced and intelligent system monitoring tools should be used by BA to identify bugs and errors into system and to produce accurate results. In this way, IT can be maintained and monitoring into British Airways. Conclusion As we can see that how a large airlines company British Airways has influence of Information Technology. There are various benefits are provided by IT to British Airways, but some risk factors are also included in it regarding security, privacy and system violation that must be controlled at developers end and British Airlines should also be careful about these issues. References ComputerWeekly. (2017). British Airways cites IT investment as key factor in 20% profit increase. [online] Available at: https://www.computerweekly.com/feature/British-Airways-cites-IT-investment-as-key-factor-in-20-profit-increase [Accessed 30 May 2017]. vivianmeril (2017). Introduction to Airline Industry. [online] Slideshare.net. Available at: https://www.slideshare.net/vivianmeril/introduction-to-airline-industry [Accessed 30 May 2017]. Escobari, D. and Jindapon, P. (2014). Price discrimination through refund contracts in airlines. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 34, pp.1-8. ITC Infotech. (2017). Airlines IT Solutions - Airline Industry Consulting Service | ITC Infotech. [online] Available at: https://www.itcinfotech.com/industries/airlines [Accessed 30 May 2017]. Tracy, C. (2017). Top 10 Largest Airlines in the World - Tharawat Magazine. [online] Tharawat Magazine. Available at: https://www.tharawat-magazine.com/facts/10-largest-airlines/#gs.rDMn12Q [Accessed 30 May 2017]. Arjomandi, A. and Seufert, J. (2014). An evaluation of the world's major airlines' technical and environmental performance. Economic Modelling, 41, pp.133-144. Czerny, A. and Zhang, A. (2014). Airport congestion pricing when airlines price discriminate. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 65, pp.77-89. Escobari, D. (2017). Estimating Dynamic Demand for Airlines. SSRN Electronic Journal. Business-standard.com. (2017). London airports mayhem: British Airways blames Indian IT services. [online] Available at: https://www.business-standard.com/article/international/london-airports-mayhem-british-airways-blames-indian-it-services-117052800148_1.html [Accessed 30 May 2017]. Harvard Business Review. (2017). Competing on Customer Service: An Interview with British Airways Sir Colin Marshall. [online] Available at: https://hbr.org/1995/11/competing-on-customer-service-an-interview-with-british-airways-sir-colin-marshall [Accessed 30 May 2017]. Eun-Song Bae and Daecheol Kim (2014). 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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Reemy Reem Anth. 307 Essays - Navajo, Pawnee People, Choctaw

Reemy Reem Anth. 307 The Roots of Dependency 1. The Navajos, Pawnees, and Choctaws all had to endure European, political, economical, and environmental threats to their own culture. When the life and subsistence system (hunting and gathering) of an Indian Nation is affected; in one way or another it has an affect on an Indian population as a hole. The trials and tribulations that these three tribal nations have experienced is proof of that. Gradually the Indian community would go through a period of destruction and enormous amounts of prejudice that consequently would be the North American Indian's downfall. The reliability of the Navajos to the government to maintain their everyday Navajo culture was prevalent due to the despicable attitudes and influence of Europeans. "By 1945 the government had transformed the Navajo economy.....They were no longer self-supporting people (White, 310)." Navajo dependency would point the finger at the reduction of resources as the cause of the problem. Resources such as the issuing of grazing permits, stockowners being forced below subsistence, and one-half of the Navajos corn crop were just a few of the reductions the government demanded. Fortunately Navajos rejected commercial economical values during the early 1900s, which prolonged their independence. Once the government gave the Navajos the power to "revise the existing regulations" to meet their objections, "it (government) retained the right to veto any objectionable provisions the Navajos might insert in the regulations (White, 309-310)." Once this occurred non-Indians could hold on to adequate resources. The Navajo population was doubling and the resources were dwindling just as fast. The loss of subsistence land would be the biggest change of the North American Indians. Take for example the Choctaws. European diseases, the slave trade, and racially motivated influences forced the Choctaws westward, leaving behind them a reformed land of "impoverishment." They regulated land and what was on the land. They fought European disease and avoided a social collapse of the Choctaw, until the market became an issue. Anything from knives and guns to agriculture was considered the market. Trade and market meant for the Choctaws to be dependent on anyone but themselves. Land sales were forced. The Choctaws land and labor gradually took the back seat. The Choctaws were never defeated; "instead, through the market the Choctaws were made dependent and dispossessed (White, 146)." The Pawnee independency was much more subsistent than the Choctaws and Navajos. "The increasing poverty of the Pawnees as their subsistence base failed and made them dependant on American annuities (White, 209)." The Pawnees original dependence on goods that are redistributed within the society now was dependent on American goods outside their community. How did the Pawnee get to this point? Disease, subsistence failure, and cultural breakdown were the major factors. The death rates of the Pawnee were so preposterous in such a short amount of time that disease couldn't be the only factor. The biggest factor other than disease was simply the "will to live (White, 205)." The Pawnees like the Choctaws fought the slave trade and refused American ways. Ways such as the depending on crops raised by the Pawnee. The Pawnee disagreed. Since agriculture the Pawnee tended to become more and more unreliable than what would be a healthy lifestyle. Their eating habits became malnourished; therefor e when disease did come there was no chance for the Pawnee Indian to fight it, much less survive. "Deprived of hunting lands, sporadically horseless, often hungry, the Pawnee were literally fighting for the lives (White, 207)." Pawnee population never recovers from the "disastrous mix" of American ways and politics. All three tribal nations, the Choctaw, Pawnee, and Navajo share the unique religious aspect of having symbolic cultures. All these Indians shaped their environments. Once the white man came and made contact with each and every tribal nation, nothing would stop the depletion of game, the growth of the market, and chaos in the government towards Indian Nations. Towards the end Richard White discusses a very good point about decision-making. The Choctaw, Pawnee and Navajo all made decisions in altering traditional economic and cultural ways clearly caused by those actions of whites. Indians needed a way to reform from these costly decisions influenced by whites. One way for reform was modernization. Being able to

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Australias Involvement in the Vietnam War essays

Australia's Involvement in the Vietnam War essays The origins of the Vietnam War lie in the post World War II period when the European empires were being dismantled. The region which is now Vietnam was then part of Indo-China, part of the French empire. Revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh had led a national liberation struggle against wartime Japanese occupation (and the French colonialists) from 1941. With military and financial support from communist China, the Viet Minh made substantial gains, roundly defeating the French at Dien Bien Phu in 1954. Vietnam temporarily partitioned into North and South pending the outcome of peace talks. The peace talks broke down, but the struggle continued. The United States had been involved from the beginning, providing military advisors and financial assistance from the end of World War II. By 1954 they were paying for 80% of the cost of the French effort. American involvement was formalised and strengthened. Following the Gulf of Tonkin incident when US destroyers were fired upon by North Korean patrol boats, Congress authorised President Johnson to use all necessary measures to repel any armed attack on 7 August 1964. This resulted in increased bombing raids and, more significantly, an expansion of ground forces, from 23 000 in December 1964, to 316 400 by October 1966. Australias involvement began in 1962 when, in response to a request from the government of South Vietnam, Australia sent 30 military advisers to train and improve the effectiveness of South Vietnams Army. By 1965 this had been increased to 100 advisors plus six transport aircraft. That year, after a further request from the South Vietnamese Government, Prime Minister Robert Menzies decided to send a battalion of ground troops to provide support in South Vietnam. According to Menzies statement of April 29 1965, The takeover of South Vietnam would be a direct military threat to Australia and to all the countries of South and South-Eas...