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The Mall in America

- THE MALL IN AMERICA Whenever we go out shopping or relaxing at malls, we actually don’t see or recognize any effects of malls as we mostly go there for these two reasons. Malls are an integral part in the lives of America. They are shopping centers that have created a lot of buzz in many writers. This is because we have more malls in America than high schools. Malls have received praises from people like James J. Farrell, Jon Pahl and George Lewis who view malls as not only shopping centers but also as places that provide a reflection of the American culture and serve as centers of pleasure and entertainment....   [tags: Culture ]

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The Modern Day Shopping Mall

- The modern day shopping mall represents security. It is a long thread that winds through each resident of this country, binding the public tightly together. No person is untouched by this fascinating structure. It provides commonality in such a diverse population, and with that commonality comes comfort. Recently, I spent time at the Southside Works Shopping Center located in the city of Pittsburgh. Southside Works fits the profile of the average 21st century mall, complete with a movie theater, various popular retail stores, and of course, The Cheesecake Factory....   [tags: Selection, Work Experience]

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Unattended Teenagers at the Mall

- For my ethnography assignment I chose to study unattended teenagers in Rivertown Crossing Mall (RCM) located in Grandville, MI, where the main focus of my ethnographic essay regards behaviors that unattended teenagers demonstrate, and to make adults with teenagers aware of these behaviors that I encounter while I am working. Although my research is only done in RVT, the behaviors which are presented occur across different states. For instance, according to the New York Post in December 27, 2013: More than 400 crazed teens — who mistakenly thought the rapper Fabolous would perform — erupted into brawls all over Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Mill Basin [Brooklyn] on Thursday at 5 p.m…..troubl...   [tags: behaviors, juvenile, potential abduction]

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The Accursed Land of the Mall

- Her feet glide across the sterile white tiles, past the storefront windows that hold red baubles and perfectly cut snowflakes, while the strains of Mariah Carey’s vocals pound against her resolve. Obese couples drag around obese children and even more obese shopping bags, holding plastic something-or-others that will be forgotten within the next month. Young men and women wander the halls, searching for that perfect gift for that perfect someone who will be forgotten within the next month. Little children sit on the lap of a fat man, telling him that they want puppies and candies and world peace for Christmas, wishes that will be forgotten when the fat man goes away for another year....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The First Shopping Mall

- When Victor Gruen, the man credited with designing the first shopping mall in the early 1950s, designed plans for new shopping malls to be created, he typically specified land that was to be included and used for community and civic purposes. That may come to a surprise to many people; as the majority of shopping malls today rarely include such luxuries. Land adjacent to shopping malls is usually prime real estate, and to increase their revenue malls often sell off the farthest areas of their parking lots; typically for chain restaurants to be built....   [tags: Victor Gruen, Stores, Design]

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Off to the Mall

- "Let's go to the mall." This comment is one of the few statements that can be heard coming from the mouths of both sexes. While typically associated with shopping, and thus automatically, and unfairly, females, going to the mall has mutual attractions to both males and females. Since the massive increase of shopping malls in this country, the popularity of "going to the mall" has increased a thousand fold for everyone. For females the reason that "going to the mall" is so popular is very clear....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Castleton Mall Analysis

- Castleton Mall is the largest mall in Indiana with four major department stores and 130 specialty stores. It is located in the Northern Indianapolis metro area encompassing the “affluent” communities of Carmel, Fishers, and Noblesville.1 In the area surrounding the mall, there are five groups of housing developments averaging from $120K to $180K. There are also nine different apartment complexes in the local area. The area population is about 709,360 people with an average annual income of $87,378....   [tags: Layout, Target Audience]

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The Dubai Mall and The World Tallest Building

- ... Bangkok ranked first with the most money spent. According to MasterCard’s latest update of Dubai spends a lot of money each year. Dubai has one of the largest malls in the world .Located in Dubai involves a downtown Dubai complex And 1,200 shops. Access to the mall is provided Street, rebuilt as a double-road in April. The Dubai Mall recorded a lot tickets sold for the Dubai Aquarium in the first five days, following its opening. The Dubai Mall hosted over 37 million visitors, and attracts more than 750 thousand visitors every week....   [tags: tourism, economic growth, cities]

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Mike’s Mall Mart

- The primary problem would be the structure of the organization. This is due to the fact that there are thirteen departments in total which would lead to the failure of the ability to concentrate on long term viability of the business. Alternatives: The most important measures that can be taken are: contraction of the department structure and applying decentralization. Facts Considered: 1. Mike took over the lease of a building and wanted to transform it into a fully functional department store that offered a variety of products....   [tags: Case Study]

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The Mall Experience - Personal Narrative

- The Mall Experience - Personal Narrative The loud scream pierced through the Patrick Henry Mall air. It was cold and eerie night, but I as in the best place that I could see fit the mall. When I'm inside those four walls I feel that there is nothing that could harm me, except for maybe a credit card reaching it's limit or the store not having any more mediums in the cutest cashmere sweater I've ever seen in my life. Anyway like I was saying, yeah so I heard this really loud scream that totally disturbed the whole shopping atmosphere....   [tags: Papers]

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Why I Hate The Mall

- Why I Hate the Mall I hate shopping malls. No, you don't understand. I really hate shopping malls. I think sitting at the Food Court near the Burger King for one hour has served only to heighten my displeasure with these gaudy monstrosities. The only reason I'm here is because nothing else in the town of Poughkeepsie, NY. seems to catch my interest long enough for me to take notice. I got here noon-ish I think. I had to take a taxi since none of my non- pedestrian friends were willing to roll out of bed to give me a ride....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Problem of Having Expired Product in the Tesco Shopping Mall

- Problem of Having expired Product in Tesco Shopping Mall Products in bad condition or nearly expired. (Quality Management) First of all, peoples are becoming more and more reckless that they can even forget to look after their personal health status and safety. For example, one might not be careful enough to buy an item (food) where the condition is good in a shopping mall, Tesco. Therefore, they might fall into the ‘trap’ of buying an expired food or nearly expired products which can categories in Quality management problem in Tesco Malaysia....   [tags: quality management]

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Difference of Existed Online mall and Open Market

- Table 2.4: Difference of Existed Online mall and Open Market Existed online mall Open market Role of customer Only buyer Buyer and seller Method Selling Mediation Decision Merchandising director Seller Reflection of feedback Difficult to reflect Easy to reflect 2.2.3 Transaction Flow of C2C Online Open Market (1) Seller posts goods. (2) Buyer searches goods in open market websites, and then makes a trading order. (3) Open market informs successful bid (or sales) to seller. (4) Buyer makes a trading order and pays to the third-party....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Phipps Plaza Mall Analysis

- Mall Analysis: Phipps Plaza How exciting malls are in terms of architectural and interior design. Just by going around the heart of any major city and seeing new steel and glass structures stretching towards the sky, many people may feel that shopping malls are a perfect destination for a combination of shopping and entertainment. As the largest city in the Southeast, Atlanta along with its vast history and historical museums, also offers the region’s largest selection of shopping opportunities....   [tags: essays research papers]

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American Mall

- American Mall Shiny, cold glass. Overpriced, low quality T-shirts. Whiny kids yearning to breathe free from their exasperated parents. More cell phones than a third-world Asian country. That's right, it's the mall. I hop off the bus and let out a little sigh. It beats doing nothing on my computer, but not by much. The mall is supposed to be a place where the whole family can go and shop for whatever their proverbial hearts desire. Somewhere along the line, this vision was lost. I grasp the round-bar-metal U-handle of the door and give it a firm pull....   [tags: United States Culture Shopping Descriptive Observ]

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Keep Joe Camel out of the Mall

- Keep Joe Camel Out of the Mall. “…I marle what pleasure or felicitie they have in taking this rogish Tabacco: it is good for nothing, but to choake a man, and fill him of smoake, and imbers...” (Jonson, Act 3, Scene 3.2) These were the words of Ben Jonson, a 17th century English poet. In agreement with this quote, smoking should be banned from all public places. This opinion is supported by the evidence that secondhand smoke is very harmful. Additionally, if a child sees an older person smoke (in a public place), the child might be influenced to smoke....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Tearing Down a City to Build a Shopping Mall

- Tearing Down a City to Build a Shopping Mall I exited US Highway 101 South at Madonna Road, squinting into the sun through the windshield of a friends borrowed truck. As I neared the Central Coast Plaza that includes Staples, Bed Bath & Beyond and other retailers, I wondered what was to become of the Dalidio farmland, just south of the shopping center. 130acres of farmland sit just ten yards from the center, separated only by the newly paved Dalidio Road. I thought about how neat it is that we can have agriculture in such close proximity to large scale retail and both can prosper....   [tags: Urbanization Argumentative Papers]

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Perfect Gifts and Holiday Cheer

- ... This is a tactic used to try to make her as unnoticeable as a piece of dried gum on the road, and it works fairly well, despite the magnitude of her physique. When Arden finally reaches her destination she smiles in relief. In the middle of this over commercialized mall sits a sanctuary that smells of smoke, paper, and the little old man who runs it. A combination book and candle store, Wax and Words quickly became a haunt of hers when she moved to the city, and Mr. Hayes would give her discounts on some much-needed presents....   [tags: temopary, novels, mall]

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Ibn Battuta’s Early Life

- Ibn Battuta’s early life. Ibn Battuta known for his travels, the only medieval traveler known to have visited the lands of every Muslim ruler of his time. Ibn Battuta traveled for about 27 years. Ibn Battuta was born in February 25, 1304 In Tangier, Morocco. His religion was Islam, he was a Muslim. As a young man, he studied at a Sunni Malkili Madhihab, it was the dominant form of education in North Africa at that time. At a very young age, age of 21, Ibn Battuta set alone on a hajj, in other words pilgrimage to Mecca....   [tags: travel, mall, dangers]

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American Schools and Shooting Incidents: The Massacre of The Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012

- After the massacre of the Sandy Hook Elementary school, in 2012, a great deal of security measures were taken in American schools and shooting incidents became a disturbing idea for students. Shooting incidents registered in January 2014 reached 11 in the American schools, while classrooms and campuses lockdowns occur more frequently. It became a daily habit that alerts occur in the different educational institutions. Mayors Agains Illegal Guns, an organization concerned with gun control advocacy, indicates that shooting incidents registered in 2013 reached 28 in American schools and collages (TheGuardian, 2014)....   [tags: shopping mall, gun control advocacy]

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Social Norm Violation Survey

- My target point for this survey was a 5-storeyed shopping mall located at the centre of my town. I visited the mall at around 4.00 PM, as it is always busy at this time of the day. The mall had four functioning glass walled elevators and each elevator had a maximum capacity limit of ten people. I decided to carry out my survey in all the elevators and the survey lasted for two hours. At the end of the survey, I had made five complete trips in each elevator and according to my partner’s record, the total number of observers were 200 people....   [tags: shopping, mall, elevators, observers, avoid]

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Dubai: A Model for Economic Success

- ... She points out that though they had no binding power, they advised the Sheikh on his decisions and warned him if they thought they would be incorrect. “Without the Majlis’ support, it was difficult for the ruler to pass any law,” she says (91). Because of the influence the Majlis had on the Sheikh, his decisions greatly supported merchants and trade in Dubai, helping to establish the foundation for its future success. The pre-oil era improved upon Dubai’s growing volume of trade and began the sequence of several development initiatives....   [tags: wealth, world´s largest mall, desert ]

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Destiny USA

- Destiny USA What happens when the world’s largest green building will also be the world’s largest shopping mall. You get a building fueled by renewable energy that harbors within its walls unsustainable patterns of consumption. This green mall, Destiny USA, is expected to open in Syracuse, New York. Destiny is a proposed $4.2 billion project that will use green building technology to create a complex that will be home to an amphitheater, an aquarium, 500 retailers, 20,000 hotel rooms, and a 65-acre glass enclosed rooftop park (Destiny USA Website)....   [tags: Arugmentative Persuasive Mall Syracuse Essays]

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Selfridges & Co. A Pioneer Retail Store

- Selfridges & Co. is a chain of high end department stores formed in 1906 and officially founded in 15 March 1909 by Harry Gordon Selfridge, in London. Taking place on the "dead end" of Oxford Street, the neoclassical building has showcased thrilling and brand new trends since its opening. During all these years, the store has been managed by a number of different groups, striving to keep the spirit of innovation firstly deployed by its founder. Harry Gordon, as a good entrepreneur, invested about £400,000 in a business opportunity never noticed before....   [tags: Sales, Mall, London]

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Shopping For American Culture

- When James J. Farrell, professor of history, American studies, and American conversations at St. Olaf College wrote his article “Shopping for American Culture,” there were more malls than high schools within the United States. Malls were also generating more than 46.6 billion dollars in sales tax, which is “almost half of all state tax revenue.”1 Farrell recognizes these statements in the introduction of his article. In fact, he uses these statistics and determines that because of the population going to malls, shopping centers accurately reflect American culture....   [tags: Culture]

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Why We Go To Malls

- Why We Go To Malls There are a number of reasons why people shop at malls. For one thing, people malls extremely convenient. In addition malls provide shoppers with a great variety of stores and shopping opportunities. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, malls are great places for entertainment. Malls are convenient places to shop. They provide shoppers with abundant and secure parking areas. Shoppers need not drive around for fifteen minutes looking for a parking place, nor need they be afraid to walk to their cars after they have completed their shopping....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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A Place Of Your Own

- A Place Of Your Own Reading chapter 36 of The Malling of America, of William Kowinski, I see a man who does not like how America is progressing in time. He believes that we are heading towards a time when everyone will be preprogrammed to be hard-core consumers and the world is going to be dominated by money. In chapter 36 of his book, he explicitly blames the mall as being the cause and proponent of this change. I agree with Mr. Kowinski’s ideas of the changing world, but I do not agree that the shopping malls are to blame for the changes....   [tags: essays papers]

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Evaluating Retail Markets in Several Small Cities

- Due to the resent desire of expanding into one of the following three cities; Ann Arbor, MI, Lincoln, NE and Madison, WI that have been chosen for possible location sites. I Regina Molel, Junior Executive of Swifts’ researched and analyzed the best possible location to start up another Swifts’ boutique, due to the request of Swifts’ CEO, Taylor Swift. At Swifts’ Boutique there will be merchandise that will appeal to those around the ages of 15-24 years old. The ideal area for the new expansion would have a larger population of teenage girls as well as younger women that are within our age range....   [tags: Retail Market Analysis]

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Springdale Shopping Survey

- In a continuation of the Springdale Shopping District Survey, use of confidence intervals is introduced to improve upon the evaluation of the quality of the statistics derived from the survey of a sample population. There has historically been an assumption that the respondents represent a simple random sample of all potential respondents within the community and that the population is large enough that application of the finite population correction would not make an appreciable difference in the results....   [tags: statistics, confidence interval, sample population]

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Understanding the Place

- A place is not just a place. It exists at a certain location for a reason; that is, it does not just show up for just any purpose. It is built and designed the way it is for a reason. Landscape architecture, it is not just about the building or architecture, it is about the place, the ecology, and about understanding it in a so much deeper level. According to Patricia Martin in Revisiting Downsview Park Toronto “Landscape architecture is also a conscious shaping of land to accommodate human use and activity.” The two places, Mrak Mall and Olson Bridge over Pathway, are the examples about understanding the place....   [tags: Architecture]

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The U.S National World War II Memorial

- Americans have often used art to symbolize the relationship between themselves and their history. Therefore, art is used to honor and remember someone or an event where people died, through a memorial. As an example, The National World War II Memorial is a memorial to honor and remember the people who served in World War II. The success or failure of a memorial depends on how well it represents the image that people have of a certain person or event. Especially in America because they find the construction of a national monument so controversial that no memorial has been erected in the National Mall without a discussion....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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Analytical Essay

- The construction last year of a shopping mall in downtown Oak City was a mistake. Since the mall has opened, a number of local businesses have closed, and the downtown area suffers from an acute parking shortage. Arrests for crime and vagrancy have increased in nearby Oak City Park. Elm City should pay attention to the example of the Oak City Mall and deny the application to build a shopping mall in Elm City. Analyzing this argument brings up a lot of questions to whether this is a relevant argument or not....   [tags: Analytical Essays]

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Building a Shopping Center on Private or Public Land in Saida

- Building a Shopping Center on Private or Public Land in Saida This project is about investing $5,000,000.00 in building a shopping center on a private or public land in Saida. The construction of the building is about two years. Our company will operate this project for ten years starting the day when the mall is entirely finished. After ten years of operating the mall, the entire building will be transferred to the owners of the land and our company is expected to make a certain profit (as estimated in the income statement on page 4) To do so, it is very essential to follow the marketing plan of this study and consider all the relevant analysis....   [tags: Papers]

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Media Advertising - Societal Conformity and Advertisement of Cigarettes

- Societal Conformity and Advertisement of PALL MALL Cigarettes Sloan Wilson did not publish The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, a classic on 1950's middle-class conformity, until 1955. But, by July 1953, PALL MALL cigarette advertisers appear aware that "society seemed to reward those who lacked rough edges and eschewed eccentricity" (Blum 794). This conclusion seems justified by a TIME magazine advertisement. Here, these promoters apply this conformity principle and other advertising techniques to a specific socioeconomic group....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Today's Consumer Culture: Bought Self-worth and Artificial Happiness

- "There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold And she's buying a stairway to heaven. When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed With a word she can get what she came for. Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven." From "Stairway To Heaven", by Led Zeppelin Shopping malls didn't just happen. They are not the result of wise planners deciding that suburban people, having no social life and stimulation, needed a place to go (Bombeck, 1985). The mall was originally conceived of as a community center where people would converge for shopping, cultural activity, and social interaction (Gruen & Smith, 2005)....   [tags: Happiness Essays]

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Steps in Addressing Security for Everyone in the Land

- I believe the component that deserves the most attention overall in the listed environment's would be that of the physical security feature. The components that I consider less pertinent for these particular environments during a vulnerability assessment would be personnel security, information security, and interdepartmental dependencies. My reasoning for removing personnel security from the list is due to the minimal likelihood events like these would occur on a regular basis and pose a risk. Hiring security personnel or a law enforcement officer to monitor-guard a church during service is unrealistic and extremely cost-effective....   [tags: physical security features]

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The End of Large Department Stores and Malls

- The biggest department stores in the mid-1960s were Macy's, Hudson's, and Marshall Field. Hudson's had 25 floors; two of its four below-ground floors were basement stores, where 60 departments did up to 25% of the store's business. At its peak in mid-century, Hudson's employed over 12,000 employees and welcomed 100,000 shoppers a day. Hudson’s even had its own telephone exchange (Capitol), and the nation's third largest switchboard, with only by the Pentagon and the Bell System larger. Across all major cities, the downtown department stores were enormous, with elevators and escalators....   [tags: Shopping, Internet]

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Impact of Cell Phones on Society

- Whether in the mall, driving down the road, or just standing on the front lawn there is a great possibility that a cell phone will be seen. Most people have them either in the pocket, on the hip, or attached to the ear. When cell phones were not as prevalent, society was very different. Cell phones are cheaper than ever, smaller than when they first surfaced, and have become very advanced technologically. Cell phones have a great effect on American society today. Walking in the mall, especially this time of year, can be an inconvenience to not be able to get a hold of someone when needing to buy gifts....   [tags: Cell Phones]

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Kansas Best Robotics Retrospective

- Kansas Best robotics retrospective at kick off day we were a little intimated by the course and the objective but as it went on the objective and goals seemed easier and more attainable. We started with last year’s base and looked to modify it making it faster and more agile for this year’s competition last year’s robot base was large and was thicker than it might have needed to be so we cut off as much excess shortening it and making it thinner to lighten it up and speed it up that way we could grab the balls and bring them back to our spotter who was usually Buckland who did a good job of spotting During both Mall and Game day....   [tags: robots, science, education,]

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Maya Lin: Planning to Design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC

- ... However, other times the purpose is clouded like it was on Lincoln's memorial: "Why make a pilgrimage to a site with no historical significance to read a text that was already everywhere. The answer is simple: the monument manufactures its own aura" (Source A). Parts of the Gettysburg address was reproduced onto the monument, however, the purpose is to remind others about Lincoln's achievements. By bringing in the most important aspects of the Gettysburg address, the people who visit the memorial are able to give respect towards Lincoln's legacy as a whole....   [tags: names, sacrifices, agencies, ]

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Globalization and Dubai’s Tourism Industry

- Dubai is one of the seven Emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. Dubai is located in a south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula with the largest population of 2.2 million, 15% being Emiratis and 65% south Asians. Over the decades, Dubai has shown unbelievable growth, from a small fishing town to one of the most iconic cities in the world. The growth has been based on the oil discoveries and revenue it created. (Mazza, n.d.)In the past half century, Dubai’s economy was based on fishing, pearl diving, date farming, camel rearing and sea trade....   [tags: Dubai’s Tourism Industry]

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Geography Fieldwork

- A. Fieldwork Question & Geographic Context How are the prices of housing affected by the location of malls in the Washington DC Metro Area. By sampling housing that is for sale within a 2-mile radius of two malls in the Washington DC metro area, the correlation between location of malls and housing prices can be found. Two malls will be surveyed in the Washington DC Metro area in order to answer this question. Tyson’s Galleria, located in Tyson’s Corner, between Vienna and McLean, Virginia, is the largest shopping mall in Virginia and is located 12.5 miles (20.1 kilometers) from the Central Business District of Washington D.C....   [tags: Geography ]

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Claus v. Bunny

- Claus v. Bunny I had my two month old baby in her new Easter dress all ready to go to the mall. I was thrilled she looked so cute. I double checked to make sure I had the diaper bag, and the camera. As I loaded her into her car seat and into the car I was careful to make sure her dress did not wrinkle. When I arrived at the mall I felt more anticipation than a child does on Christmas morning. I cautiously lifted her out of the car seat, put her jacket on and equipped the camera. As I raced into the mall and marched towards the line of children I saw my daughter's face turn from happiness to fear but I did not know why....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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Comparing the Public Use of Shopping Malls in Australia and America

- The Public Use of Shopping Malls in Australia and America Shopping malls are a prevalent part of both Australian and American societies. People of all races, creeds, ages, and social status flock to malls to participate in what John Fiske labels as the “conflict of consumerism” (284). However, he calls it the “conflict of consumerism” because recently there have been problems with disruptive teenagers interfering with potential buyers and posing a safety threat both to other shoppers and each other....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Will we be living in a world like Oceania soon?

- Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart" (Naked Eye View). When investigating the integrity of the overly patriotic country of Oceania in George Orwell's 1984, one discovers that there is an extreme lack of regard for the values which modern day citizens typically cherish. In Oceania, rudimentary concepts such as independent thought, the right to privacy and free speech are nonexistent....   [tags: 1984, Big Brother, Mind Control]

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How the Law Prevailed in Worcester Massachusetts

- The Worcester cold storage fire that occurred in Worcester Massachusetts on December, 3 1999 provided us with another tragic example to the lurking dangers to the United States fire service. The Worcester fire claimed the lives of 6 firefighters who came to work that morning not realizing that this would be their last shift . The strategic and tactical lessons that were learned from this fire need to be heeded by fire department nationwide. However another important lesson is not as well know....   [tags: Fire, Manslaughter, Crime]

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My Memories of the State Park

- When I think about my favorite childhood places to visit, one spot stands out above the rest. My parents took my family to the State Park every year on Columbus Day weekend. Cramped in a station wagon between my three other brothers in the back seat, I remember the car ride to seemingly take triple the amount of time it really took. The time that it took to get to the state park was always increased when my parents would stop for lunch at the half way point, something they did each and every time....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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Business Analysis of Africa Israel Investments

- Business Analysis of Africa Israel Investments We propose to present a five star hotel and hospitality leisure business in my country Kenya, which is the best tourist attraction country in Africa and one of the best in the world with many visitors trooping in and out of the country through out the year. After thorough investigations and survey on different aspects of businesses we decided to introduce this line of business which will include a shopping mall, car rental services(pick up from airport and at different points country wide), bureau de change, game arcade(amusement park), a banking mall, therapeutic and health resort centre, and also Safari tour arrangement section, which will arr...   [tags: Business Proposal]

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The Case of Power Up Fitness

- ... Social support has played a major role in health and wellness. There’s a difference when a single individual decides to make a change about their lifestyle, habits, or choices and they get significant support from friends, families etc. It is with this notion that “bally fitness” stands by its Mission statement “Do it with a friend”. It is no doubt that togetherness and mutual interest motivates the human psyche’ to press on despite challenges that may cause them to fall back in to old habits....   [tags: business analysis, business strategies]

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Finish Line and Foot Locker

- • Company Description o Finish Line, Inc. is the second largest leader athletic based company in the United States. The company was founded in 1976 and now operates over 600 stores in 48 states. Finish Line is the franchise company of the Athlete’s Foot in Indianapolis, Indiana. By 1981, the company expanded beyond the 10 franchises they owned. The Athlete’s Foot franchising rights were to operate franchises within the borders of Indiana, so the owners decided to start their own company and named it The Finish Line....   [tags: Business]

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An Encounter with Prostitution

- An Encounter with Prostitution It was a busy Saturday afternoon at the Sea-tec Mall, many different people walking in and out of the large department stores and inside the interior of the mall. However, the vast majority of people walking among the mall were groups of young teenage girls. The mall has become the major hangout for teenagers, where both males and females roam to show themselves off to people of the opposite sex. I noticed two girls at the food court, where they were in line waiting to buy coffee from Starbucks....   [tags: Prostitutes Prostitution Descriptive Essays]

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History Of Homecoming

- The History of Homecoming Every year thousands of alumni, parents, students and family come back to the University of Arizona for Homecoming. Homecoming consists of class reunions, a football game, dinners, parades and many other celebrations. Homecoming is for all the colleges and departments at the University of Arizona. Homecoming has been a tradition of U of A for almost 92 years now. This annual event has plenty of history behind it which contributes to the gathering of thousands of people each year to celebrate it....   [tags: University History]

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Capital Structure in Malaysia

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The Sears Grand Concept

- Firstly, SHC would seek to build upon and ultimately expand on the Sears business practice of off-mall stores carrying consumable goods, which was known in the retail world as the Sears Grand concept. Pre-merger, both stores experienced major losses of consumers who turned to savvier, more innovative rivals, therefore making ‘traffic building’, i.e. market share and customer loyalty, a primary objective. SHC saw consumables as the avenue or vehicle that would build and redirect traffic back to its stores and it was felt that the Sears Grand concept would be an effective counter to the loss of consumers by utilizing Kmart's experience and know-how in the consumables and apparel industry....   [tags: business strategies and analysis]

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Manila: The Dazzling City

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E-Commerce Makes Life Better !

- E-Commerce Makes Life Better . E-commerce means that the company runs their business online, not like the traditional business way. We have to go the shopping mall or store to get goods that we need, E-Business is the enabling of electronic communication between any two or more participants in a business relationship. It helps companies capture abroad business field, cost saving, and market opportunity. E-commerce is an important factor that is making people’s lives more efficient. This is the report according to the survey I did in IUP....   [tags: E-Commerce Internet]

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First Impressions May Be Deceiving

- First Impressions May Be Deceiving Michael Jordan For many years now, people have been fool by appearances. Someone may look at the exterior of an object and expect one thing when actually the exact opposite is waiting inside for them. For example, an unexpecting person picks off a grape from the bunch and bites into the fruit while dreaming of a mouthful of juicy, sweet grape but in reality receives a surprisingly bitter splash with the first bite. Or when a person first looks at a power vision 3-D picture they only see mass chaos until a few short seconds later a sailboat evolves out of the picture floating among the earlier seen chaos....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Breaking Norms

- In Society, there are folkways, mores, and laws all governing a society, yet they all share one basic foundation. This foundation is seen universally and is nearly engrained in our minds. These are norms. Norms are the shared expectations of behavior that is for a specific culture. Norms are very similar to values, yet values are society’s expectations on how to live life rather than what is acceptable behavior in social environments. Morals come into discussion too with virtue, as morals are what is right or wrong, as defined by the culture....   [tags: Social Values, Homosexuality]

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Masculinity and Femininity

- Masculinity and femininity are two terms, which have been interpreted differently throughout history. Both the males and the females have responsibilities and duties but these duties differ based on one’s gender. Gender has played a prodigious role in the economy, politics, and the society. Everyone starts making interpretations of the strengths and weaknesses based on one’s gender. These interpretations are not always based on his or her ability but is usually based on his or her gender. Males tend to be judged as extremely strong and unfashionable in terms of appearance....   [tags: fashion, entertainment and strength]

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The Benefits of Chain Stores Explained in In Virginia Postrel’s essay, In Praise of Chain Stores

- ... She might go to Champs, Foot Locker, or Foot Action. She might even go to a department store like JC Penneys’ or Macy’s. Chain stores also have lower prices than local stores. Since there are many, chain stores can compete with prices. A local store cannot because they do not make a profit elsewhere. There are many specialty stores that are chains. When I try to get some ideas for my mother’s birthday, I will go to Hobby Lobby. She likes home décor and to decorate the house. Hobby Lobby has everything for the home the bathroom to the den, and even outdoors....   [tags: economy, options, welcoming]

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Explaining Sacred Space in The Sacred & The Profane: A Nature of Religion by Mircea Eliade

- In The Sacred & The Profane: A Nature of Religion, Mircea Eliade attempts to define the sacred by stating it is “the opposite of the profane” (pg. 10). Through out the book he tries to explain this statement through the concept of hierophany (the idea that one can experience, sensorily, the manifestation of the holy/sacred), however his main explanation of the sacred being “the opposite of the profane” is the comparison of a modern religious man and a modern non-religious man (a profane man). Eliade compares the two by explaining how each would react to space, time, nature, and life....   [tags: architecture, medieval, universe]

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Should the Al- Shabaab Be Put on the EU Listing for Terrorist?

- ... Bombings occurred at two locations in the Ugandan capital where people were watching the final of the FIFA World Cup, killing 73 people. Ugandan police believe that the attacks were carried out by suicide bombers, and al-Shabaab claimed responsibility, saying that it was in retaliation for the actions of largely Ugandan African Union forces in Somalia (7). The recent attack in Nairobi was a similar scale as the attack in Kampala, with a similar target, though it was carried out with a different method....   [tags: terrorist, organisation, activity, power, law]

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Freedom of Expression: When Does It Cross the Line?

- Current fashion often provides its audience with surprises, when it comes to attracting consumers and making news in the fashion world. However, most believe that fashion should never cross the line of good taste. We have watched singers like Madonna and Lady Gaga “re-invent’ themselves each year by creating new outfits with outrageous fashion in art and advertising to sell their music. Now there are cases when the expression of these creations in retail promotions step over the line and offend some viewers, or cause controversy among the American people....   [tags: Fashion]

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Lash Out Beauty, Owned and Coyrighted by Kendra Auga

- ... the price portion rarely varies and although there are sales, the prices rarely drop. the customer uses the serice to enchance their beauty and can easliy become as a nessecity , while other may view it as a luxury. the pricing is neutral compared to other professionals.The lashes and application service is high quality. the lifecycle is very stable right now but is on the rise as it gains popularity. The lashes are made from silk and look very flattering when applied right. Lashes are used by most celebrities for the open eye look that women want....   [tags: business analysis]

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My Field Trip to The John G. Shedd Aquarium

- When I first told my parents about the 2nd Quarter Biology Project, they told me that I could choose where I wanted to go, and I knew I wanted to go to the Shedd Aquarium because I don’t really like zoo’s and I think that the botanical gardens are boring. So I told them I wanted to go to the Shedd Aquarium. About 2 weeks later on the second week of winter break, my mom said we are going to my grandmother’s house, and then we all got into the car at about 3:00 P.M. and headed out. When we got to my grandmothers house no one even got out of the car but my mom and stepfather and they went and grabbed the stroller out of her garage and we just left....   [tags: Opinion, Teenager]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been

- In her short story Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been, Joyce Carol Oates presents us with a well known maxim: children cannot wait to get older. Tired of her boring and powerless childhood, Connie, the main character, searches for cheap thrills she likens to adulthood. Thus, Connie’s surreal experience (Arnold Friend’s sudden and unwanted appearance in his car) represents a suppressed fear of the inevitable and unknown - growing up. Connie, a stereotypical fifteen year old girl, views her life and her family with dissatisfaction....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Joyce Carol Oates]

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Al Shabaab: An Intriguing Example of Islamist Terror

- American Media tends to focus on domestic terrorism, but cases of widespread terror are relatively limited in the US. Conversely, in Somalia, terror is the norm, not the exception. In this paper, I’ll begin by talking about our definition of terror in the United States. Then, I’ll analyze Al Shabaab’s role in Somalia as a case study on the impacts of extensive terrorism. Finally, I’ll talk about western responsibility for Somalia’s current troubles and what tactics can be used to bring Al Shabaab’s harsh terror to an end....   [tags: terrorism, Somalia, Islam, international community]

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Online Shopping has Greatly Imrpoved Life for Consumers

- Online shopping, also known as web store, is defined as a form of electronic commerce which allows consumers to directly purchase goods or services from a seller over the Internet using a web browser. It is not web storage, a built-up system in the Internet whereby one stores and shares data. Online shopping is similar to social shopping; a method of e-commerce where shoppers meet online to shop together. It is not similar to communal shopping; a method of shopping where the shopper enlists others to participate in purchase decision by giving reviews on a product to help customers decide....   [tags: web store, manage products, amazon]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been

- Joyce Carol Oates was born in Lockport, New York on June 16, 1938. She grew up on a farm with her parents. She developed an interest for books as a child, yet she had a really tough time increasing a love in books for reading and writing. In her early twenties she got her first typewriter which was given by her grandmother. By receiving ardent support from her parents, she wrote a lot throughout high school and college career. While she was in high school, she participated in a contest in which she has to write about newspaper article and won a scholarship to attend Syracuse University....   [tags: Joyce Carol Oates, Author, Literary Analysis]

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21st mainstream Hindi fiction film and advertising

- In this manner, UCLA Asian American Studies Professor Purnima Mankekar says, “the commodities that (dominate) the city's visual landscape (are) also irrevocably shaping its social landscape.” (Mankekar 2004: 414). In the 21st century, these spaces have transformed from the delineated urban streetscape to a gated community of the multiplex and mall, further marking class privilege. This new development is beneficial for both filmmakers and retailers in producing the identity of consumers of desire....   [tags: Marketing, Sexual Appeal]

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How Economics is Related to My Life

- “There is no such thing as a free lunch.” When someone offers me free lunch, I now understand that the lunch may not cost me any money but that someone else produced the ingredients, transported them to the store, and paid for them. Economics is the study of how goods and services are produced, distributed and utilized. In The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith wrote that the sole motivator of man is self-interest. My self-interest is active when I buy shoes, develop my talents, and participate in our economy....   [tags: personal reflections]

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Impact of Tourism in the Caribbean

- According to the ‘World Tourism Organization’ (UNWTO), the tourism industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world, as it is estimated that by the year 2020, 7.8 billion people (roughly a quarter of the world’s population) will embark on a foreign trip (Bennett & Gebhardt 15). The Caribbean is said to be the most economically dependent on this industry, as the ‘Caribbean Tourism Organisation’ states that the industry forms the “economic backbone of most countries in the Region”(“Caribbean Tourism Industry” 1), implications for what tourism’s affect on the region have arisen and have prompted further research into matter....   [tags: social, cultural, environmental impact]

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Rhetoric on The Menace of Terrorism

- Introduction A rhetorical situation is an instance, scenario or an occurrence which calls for a spoken or written response. According to (Caudill etal 217) a rhetoric situation has three components namely the rhetor, which is the person speaking or writing, the audience and the issue. Other elements include the genre or type and the purpose of the rhetoric. The following is a rhetoric situation targeting readers in countries affected by terrorism. The purpose is to bring to light the increased acts of terrorism around the world and recommend measures to curb the same....   [tags: attacks, jihad, security]

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An Analysis of Marks and Spencer

- An Analysis of Marks and Spencer INTRODUCTION TO THE FIRM AND ITS INDUSTRY Marks and Spencer is one of the largest retailers in the United Kingdom, and is also known as a major retailer selling diverse product ranges under their own exclusive brand in more than thirty countries. Customer confidence in the Marks and Spencer brand remains second to none. According to recent research undertaken by the Company, it shows that, in clothing, Mark and Spencer has a clear lead over all its major competitors in the key areas of fit, quality, trust, breadth of range and customer service....   [tags: BTEC Business Marketing GCSE Coursework]

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Canadian Constitution Act of 1982

- I found myself thinking sociologically when I realized that equality in Canada is less practiced as what the Canadian Constitution Act of 1982 claims. In this constitution, it is stated that every individual should be treated equally regardless of their race, ethnicity, colour, religion, sex, age, and any disability; however, in reality, individuals experience inequality in the form of racism throughout the Canadian society. For instance, a few months ago, a black male was asked to leave the St....   [tags: Canadian Politics]

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Death in Gabrielle Zevin´s Elsewhere

- ... For a start Owen must accept the fact that he is dead and can’t ever reunite with his wife, Emily, but tries anyways. Specifically, Owen has attempted to “dive to the Well a record 117 times” (Zevin 330) and when he makes contact with Emily, he “mainly [drives] her insane…Eventually, Owen [realizes] what he was doing to her and her knew he had to stop” (Zevin 331). This demonstrates that he is will to break law as many times as he needs to, to make contact with Emily, but eventually realizes what he is doing is wrong and stops, and moves on with his life....   [tags: lives, life, move, cope, change]

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United States and Kenya Relations

- U.S.- Kenya Relations Summary The United States government and Kenya have forged a relationship that encapsulates foreign investment and foreign policy. Kenya has been an anchor state in the East African or sub-Sahara region and despite Kenya’s history of international terrorist attacks, particularly in the Kenya-Somali border, Kenya continues to remain resilient and a stable state. Kenya receives foreign aid from donor countries like the U.S. to target economic instability and risk reduction intitatives for combating endemic diseases including HIV, malaria and famine....   [tags: investment, policy, foreign, economy, nation]

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Architecture in the Store Structure

- Architecture in the Store Structure As I walk through University Towne Centre Mall, I notice tucked away in a somewhat secluded part of the mall the store Structure. Structure is a men's clothing and accessory store. Hanging in the large glass windows of the store are colored posters of handsome men dressed from head to toe in the latest Structure fashions. Structure has adopted the Greek Ionic Column as part of it's building plan. Painted on the front windows of the store are small silhouette images of an idealized Greek temple....   [tags: Descriptive Architectural Building Essays]

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Persepolis Book vs Persepolis Movie

- ... She was at an airport daydreaming and began to have a flashback of her life story in black and white, which is different from the beginning of the novel. The beginning of the novel dove straight into her life story in black and white. Which the black and white shows great significance for both the movie and novel. In the movie, her story was shown in her perspective in black and white. The black and white shows a form of sadness and gloom of her past. Even though the airport scene in the beginning of the movie doesn't necessarily meant she was happier because it was in color, but it showed she wasn't feeling the same sadness she had in Iran....   [tags: film-adaptation, ]

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