Thursday, July 23, 2020

Must-Read January New Releases

Must-Read January New Releases Live your best bookish life with our New Release Index. It’s a fantastically functional way to keep track of your most anticipated new releases. It’s available exclusively to Book Riot Insiders. Subscribe to Book Riot Insiders! Never fear, our contributors are here to topple your January To-Be-Read stacks with their new release recommendations! Whether we’ve read them and can’t wait to see them on the shelves, or we’ve heard tell of their excellence in the book world and have been (not-so) patiently waiting to get our hot little hands on them, these are the new titles we’re watching our libraries and bookstores for this month. What books are you looking forward to in January? Let us know in the comments below! Liberty Hardy The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin (January 9, G.P. Putnam’s Sons): A wonderful, affecting book about four siblings who learn the day they will die, and how this supposed prediction shapes their lives. Would you want to know when you’re going to die? It’s New York City in 1969, and the four Gold children have snuck out to meet a traveling psychic who is rumored to know the date of people’s deaths. What they learn will influence each Gold sibling differently for the next five decades, with each of their existences lovingly detailed by Benjamin with humor and sensitivity. Jamie Canaves Heartland by Ana Simo (January 16, Restless Books): I was attracted by the cover of this book and then saw that the author mixes telenovela, pulp noir, and dystopian satire in a novel about a writer seeking revenge in an alternate, pre-apocalyptic United States. My brain is ringing with excitement from all that information so I plan on ending 2017 and starting 2018 with the ARC of this book. Rachel Brittain Love, Hate, and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed (January 16, Soho Teen): Everything about this book sounds perfect: it’s an #ownvoices novel about an Indian-American Muslim teen and aspiring film-maker who faces sudden hatred and Islamophobia in the aftermath of an attack by a terrorist who shares her last name. The cover is to die for and the book sounds equally amazing. Claire Handscombe Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan (January 23, Atria/Emily Bestler Books): “An astonishingly incisive and suspenseful novel about a scandal amongst Britain’s privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake.” I love a good Westminster gossip, and this book has been all over my social media feed for months. Also, it’s particularly exciting and interesting to me when a book like this makes it over for publication in the US. Kate Scott Red Clocks by Leni Zumas (January 16, Little, Brown, Co.): With everything that’s been happening in America lately, I’ve been craving great feminist literature. Naomi Alderman’s The Power, heralded as the new Handmaid’s Tale, was a huge letdown for me, so I’m looking to the next promising title. In the patriarchal dystopia of Red Clocks, abortion is illegal once again. The story follows five women in a small Oregon fishing town whose fates are brought together when one of themâ€"a forest-dwelling herbalistâ€"is put on trial in a modern-day witch hunt. By the look of things, this book checks all the boxes for me, so I’m hoping for the best! Erin McCoy Heat by Donna Grant (January 30, St. Martin’s Paperback): We are deep, deep into the Dark Kings series and it seems like we are finally in the home stretch. Grants books are always engaging and action-packed, but it seems like her last few Kings and Reapers releases have started to lead us closer to the answers about Mikkel and Ulrik as opposed to the beginning books that lead us deeper into the murky world of the dragons. Heat is my December must-read because we not only know our King going in, Nikolai, but we also know our heroine, Esther. The pieces are all coming together and I cannot handle it! Lets all keep our fingers crossed that well know Rhis King definitively by the end of the book (FYIIm not holding my breath). Priya Sridhar Markswoman (Asiana #1) by Rati Mehrotra (January 23, Harper Voyager): A fantasy novel written by an Indian woman? A tale of revenge and an ancient violent order that involves losing your identity? Sign me up! Kyra is a Markswoman from the Order of Kali who wants to avenge her dead family, but soon has to go on the run when her Order falls victim to a tyrant. She has to find the proof that her mentor was murdered, and that no one can trust the Order’s new leader. We don’t have many tales of SFF written by Indian women in the mainstream, and I am always eager to see writers like me. Leah Rachel von Essen The Night Masquerade (Binti #3) by Nnedi Okorafor (January 16, Tor.com): I read an ARC of the conclusion for the highly-acclaimed Binti series earlier this fall, and it blew me away. The Binti series challenges what we can explain and what can be done within the confines of science fiction, and its conclusion is no exception. Okorafor smashes all of the rules of science fiction, and by doing so, changes the game entirely. If you are anxiously anticipating the third and final book in this novella series, The Night Masquerade will more than meet your expectations; if you haven’t yet begun the Binti series, it’s about time you do. Katie McLain The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey (January 9, Soho Press): I’ve been Muppet-arming about this book ever since I read the ARC back in June. It’s a new historical mystery series set in 1920’s Bombai, based in part on the first female attorney to practice in India. Perveen Mistry, the novel’s protagonist, is an intelligent, savvy woman with a legal education from Oxford, a tragic personal history, and a strong devotion to championing women’s rights. And not only does she have to deal with the complications of being a new lawyer, she also has to navigate (and rail against) the difficult cultural restrictions placed on women at the time. This book was a fascinating, thoughtful, compassionate, intelligent mystery with strong feminist themes and I honestly can’t champion it enough. Margaret Kingsbury The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (January 2, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers): I absolutely love everything Holly Black writes. My favorite of hers so far has been The Darkest Part of the Forest, but I had an opportunity to hear Black read a portion of The Cruel Prince at a conference last year (and I got to chat with her a bit!), and it sounded just as good (maybe better?). Anyone who’s already read Black knows she writes a lot with the Fae, and this one is no exception. I’m looking forward to all of Holly Black’s trademarks: lots of dark magic, a strong female protagonist, and a plot that will have me reading well past my bedtime. Aimee Miles The Defiant by Lesley Livingston (January 23, Razorbill): Last year’s The Valiant took me by surprise with its gladiator women, and Fallon the Celtic who was captured by slavers from the British coast. (I love stories where Britain is the uncivilized hinterlands.) Fallon has used her wits, her strength, and her will to live to become the top gladiatrix. Now she’s an appealing target for all the other gladiatrices and her personal history is bound up in Rome’s present. I’m hoping to get sucked into the story for a girl power ride. Also, that cover. Ashley Holstrom Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson (January 16, Katherine Tegen Books): I devoured Maureen Johnson’s Shades of London series (is there another one coming? Who knows!), so I am HERE for another spooky, murdery, mystery series set at a boarding school. This one is in Vermont, at a private school for only the smartest kids who can solve riddles and stuff. Shortly after opening, the founder’s wife and kid are kidnapped, and the kidnapper leaves behind a riddle to help solve the kidnapping/murder. Ouch. Our heroine, Stevie Bell, reports for duty to solve this long-cold case. And, you know, do the whole school thing. MJ rules, this cover is gorgeous, and I am so stoked to get my hands on this book. Karina Glaser A Sky Full of Stars by Linda Williams Jackson (January 2, HMH Books for Young Readers): This is the sequel to Midnight Without a Moon, Linda Williams Jackson’s debut novel. Set in Mississippi in the 1950’s, Rose Lee Carter lives with her sharecropper grandparents. In the first book she grapples with the murder of Emmett Till, a young man who is convicted and then killed for whistling at a white woman. In the sequel, Rose continues to struggle with staying in the south when opportunities arise for her to go north, while also feeling caught between the mounting racial tension and differing ways her friends want to address the injustice. This book is gorgeously written and the author is a much needed voice in children’s literature. Alison Doherty Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano (January 2, Walden Pond Press): Middle grade isn’t always my favorite, but I am so charmed and delighted about the idea for this new series featuring a magic bakery run by a family of Mexican-American bruhas. The story follows the family’s youngest daughter as she discovers the family secret and tries to use her magical abilities so she can one day join the bakery in their special preparations for the annual Dia de los Muertos festival in their small Texas town. I can’t wait for this (figuratively and literally) delicious story. Annika Barranti Klein The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert (January 30, Flatiron Books): I’m a fairytale junkie, and I judge books their covers. This book has one of the loveliest covers I’ve seen inactually, there have been a lot of great book covers lately, but this one is really good. And! It screams fairytale. Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a beloved series of dark fairytales, has died. Alice, whose mother has kept her on the road and on the move her entire life, has to go into the Hazel Woods to rescue her mother from an actually evil fairy (maybe?) and will find out just how fictionalâ€"or notâ€"her grandmother’s stories were. I can’t wait! And apparently there will be supplemental volumes of the dark fairytales themselves!! Danielle Bourgon Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu (January 2, Random House Books for Young Readers): One of my absolute favourites from this year was Wonder Woman: Warbringer. This is the next one in the superhero series from Random House and I am so excited for it. Batman is one of my all-time favourite superheroes and I know that Marie Liu is going to do a fantastic job with this new tale about Gotham’s complicated dark saviour. Also, from what I hear the characterisation of Alfred is incredible in this so one. Yay! Susie Dumond The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory (January 30, Berkley): TBH, I’m excited about this book because Roxane Gay gave it a rave review on Goodreads, and I’ll follow her anywhere. The Wedding Date begins when high-powered professionals Alexa and Drew get stuck in an elevator, and Alexa agrees to attend a wedding with Drew as his fake girlfriend. As Roxane Gay says, “What a charming, warm, sexy, gem of a novel One of the best books I’ve read in a while.” We could all start off 2018 with a lighthearted read, right? Natalya Muncuff Broken Clocks by Danielle Allen (January 16, Amazon Digital Services LLC): Danielle Allen is an author I discovered in early 2017 when I stumbled across her novel Nevermore. An author that can perfectly weave Edgar Allen Poe into a modern day love story is a one-click author for me. I am excited about her January release, Broken Clocks which will tell the tale of soul mates whose love may be undeniable but their timing may be wrong. Tasha Brandstatter The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman (January 8, Pan Macmillan): This literary adventure series with intrepid librarian spies Irene and Kai (a dragon) just keeps getting better! I fell in love with the second book, which took place in Venice, and the fourth installment is in another of my favorite settings: the 1920s. I hope Vale (Irene’s Sherlockian love interest) makes an appearance as well. Everything in these books is basically my jam. Rebecca Hussey This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jerkins (January 30, Harper Perennial): I’m always, always on the hunt for good essay collections, and this one looks both excellent and timely. It’s about the experience of being black and female in America today, and particularly after all the talk about how black women “saved” white America in the recent Alabama election, this seems like a book white Americans, myself included, would do well to pick up. Topics include Rachel Dolezal, therapy, traveling as a black person in Russia, body image, and more. Christina Vortia So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (January 16, 2018, Seal Press): Oluo’s writing is sharp and incisive. Her article on Rachel Dolezal literally broke the internet and her tweets on race, gender, and intersectionality are timeline gold.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Investigate and Reduce Employees Absence - 1375 Words

Steps to take to Investigate and Reduce Employees Absence (Research Paper Sample) Content: Human Resource ManagementStudentà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬s Name:Course +Course nameProfessorà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬s NameInstitutionCity, StateDate:IntroductionMany companies are progressively identifying the high cost that comes with high levels of employees not reporting working. Employers are frequently doubtful about the extraordinary and the challenges the staffs might be experiencing. Moreover, the workers are also unclear about how these challenges need to be adequately addressed. Interestingly, many employers would admit that there are some levels of absence that are inevitable. It means that these kind of employees are absent from their workplaces because they are genuinely ill or authentically sick. In addition, most of the employers identify that handling the workerà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬s absence matters is frequently complicated and conceivably impressionable. As a result of these challenges associated with high levels of sickness, and high absentee rates in the majority of the companies, the absence management tool is very crucial (Pink 2009). This tool is developed to administer a summary of how to address, and manage workersà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ absence and sickness levels in the industries. Furthermore, it incorporates four tools that are significant in managing the workersà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ absence and sickness levels in companies. The management tools are associated with answering many significant queriesà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ related to the work related issues. Some of the momentous queries include questions such as does the industry have as absence difficulty, and in what ways do the company establishes an absence strategy. It also considers in what significant ways the company tackles the challenges associated with short-term absence (Russell 2008). Most importantly, it also examines how the organization tackles the problems associated with the long-term absence from work. Furthermore, this tool is intended to aid the companies establish an absence, and sickness policy in order to under pin both their sickness and absence strategy. This paper will cover the steps that the management would take to investigate and minimize the high level of sickness, and the workersà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ absence in the work industry.Steps to take to Investigate and Reduce Employees AbsenceOrganization management needs to develop an absence policy to minimize staffsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ absence from work. The absence policy incorporates the companyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬s rules and guidelines that employees are to adhere to if they are certain that they will be unavailable for work. A productive absence policy encompasses many significant elements. Some of the major element includes incorporating a clear declaration of the standards of attendance expected by the industry. Additionally, it constitutes specific management assurance to the companyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬s absence policies, measures, and guidelines. Another significant crucial element is the standardized measures for addressing, and managing the absence. The organiza tionà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬s management needs to formulate orderly procedures in order to examine, and sufficiently address the issues associated with the staffsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ absence from work (Russell 2008).The organization needs to ensure that absent policies; standards and guidelines are communicated effectively to all the companyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬s workers. It is because the absent management tool viewed as a stand-alone matter which is written and released to the employees in an individual policy. The main challenge experienced with a discrete policy is that, it does not reflect in the wider Human Resource materials or printed copies. Additionally, workerà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬s attendance at the industries is a fundamental issue that needs to be revealed to the human resource management. Moreover, the companyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬s absence management policies, and measures are to be systematically promulgated among the employees and repeated in any important documentation. Some of the important documentation that mig ht include absence policies is duplicates of terms and conditions, workers handbooks, induction copies, hard copies put on the notice boards and many others (Russell 2008). Nevertheless, if information reiterated apparent and plainly, the workers and the managing directors will identify that it is not simply something to ignore but is a genuine concern for the industry.Another decisive step that the management should consider is to incorporate administrative, and management systems in place, in order to be implemented efficiently. It should constitute a system that automatically reports the employeeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬s absence to the managing director. The system needs to record the initial notification of the absence, and continuous requirements for informing on the expected extent of the absence. Furthermore, it should constitute the requirements for issuing medical certificates in case the employee claims that he or she is medically ill. Additionally, the management system needs to gener ate both soft and hard copy documents detailing the requirements for reporting on the specific dates for returning to work (Dessler 2012). In addition, the rules and guidelines need to state the person whom the information has to be provided to. A good example is whether the employeeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬s medical records are supposed to be forwarded to the appropriate manager.The company needs to develop systems for reporting employeesà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ absence to Human Resource or either for principal controlling and support intentions. It is important for a manager to have the principal records of the individual workers and the records detailing the employeesà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ absence (Dessler 2012). Because of this, the manager will be able to inform the person in charge of absence statistic. Additionally, he will also be in a position to assist in issuing support to line managers in handling of the employeeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬s cases.An effective management system to ensure suitable application of the absence m anagement guidelines and program is another crucial step. It is fundamental with the adoption of the Human Resource Information System at the organization. This system is capable of issuing notifications of the staffà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬s absence to the managerà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬s computer. A good example might constitute notifications for the supplying of the workers medical certificates and the requirements for the updates on the expected extent of the absence (Dessler 2012). It might also include the employeeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬s commitment for a brief interview after he returns to work. Furthermore, the policy needs to incorporate the appropriate duration that the line manager expects employeesà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ formal action (Dessler 2012).Formulating clear procedures for communicating with absent employees is another significant step that is considered by the organization management. It is fundamental to maintain appropriate contact with the absent employees indifferent of the nature of their absence. Addition ally, the nature of this kind of employeeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬s contact will vary depending on the aspect and the amount of time taken by their absence (Jackson 2010). However, it is important that the contact needs to be developed, practiced and maintained from the earliest suitable stage. It will show the workers that the companyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬s management is taking the employeeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬s absence earnestly. In addition, the person assigned this role gives the manager information required on a continuous basis, to ensure that any suitable action is carried out.Steps to take to Investigate and Reduce High Levels of SicknessThe managers need to develop a sustained leadership at the top level, which is crucial in investigating and minimizing high levels of sickness. It is because, without the maintained leadership the companyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬s staff will not be motivated to carry out any action, precisely those associated with health. Furthermore, companies where the vice chancellor emphasizes that add ressing occupational health, security and sickness absence is a fundamental priority will be the companies that get things accomplished (Jackson 2010).Formulating a suitable occupational health service is another step of reducing extreme levels of sickness in the active industries. The organizational management need to invest in enhanced and more aggressive occupational health arrangement that generates savings in a comparatively short duration of time (Jac...

Friday, May 22, 2020

Art Appreciation Sandro Botticelli - 1393 Words

Kaitlyn Cooper Artist Paper Art Appreciation 14 November 2016 Sandro Botticelli In 1445, Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi Botticelli, was born in Florence, Italy (Sandro Botticelli Biography | artble.com, n.d.). When first reading the lengthy name, most may dismiss the artist as unrecognizable. However, the name the artist is most commonly referred to as is Sandro Botticelli. There are very limited facts about Botticelli and his personal life, although it is rumored that Botticelli had an attraction towards women he depicted through his paintings, especially towards Venus in his painting The Birth of Venus (Sandro Botticelli Biography | artble.com, n.d.). There are mixed feelings about this claim, but it is certain that the artist was accused and convicted for sodomy at one point in his life (Botticelli Biography, n.d.). The facts we know about his career and education are much more abundant and intriguing. To begin, Botticelli kicked off his career at the age of fourteen when he decided to aid the prominent Italian artist Fra Fillipo Lip po as his apprentice. Even though being an apprentice seemed like a small task at the time, many believe that Botticelli was much more fortunate than other artists because he was able to obtain a much higher education compared to other artists of the Renaissance (Botticelli Biography, n.d.). Because of his apprenticeship, Botticelli inherited much from Lippo artistically, and, thus, was able to work independently andShow MoreRelatedVenus and Andy Warhol Essay2165 Words   |  9 PagesBotticelli and Warhol’s Art Works of Venus Sandro Botticelli created the beautiful, captivating, and norm breaking Birth of Venus. It depicts the story of the goddess Venus, having emerged from the sea as a full grown woman arriving at the shore. Painted in 1486, and with the medium of tempera on canvas, The Birth of Venus hangs in the Uffizi gallery in Florence Italy. This renaissance painting is huge and is 67.9 inches tall by 109.6 inches wide. Andy Warhol’s screen print Venus was done isRead MoreBirth Of Venus By Botticelli And Child Enthroned With Saints By Duccio1680 Words   |  7 PagesArtist in the prehistoric and medieval periods used art to illustrate ideas and concepts affecting their prehistoric societies. Most of the artistic works of this time and their presentation had a cultural and stylistic significance. The arts portrayed a particular ideas concepts and themes. An example of this works includes, Birth of Venus by Botticelli and Child Enthroned with Saints by Duccio. The paper seeks to compare an d contrast these two works basing on the differences in artistic styles

Monday, May 18, 2020

Athlete Endorsements - 4186 Words

THE PROS AND CONS OF ATHLETE ENDORSEMENTS Sport Marketing and Promotions Introduction What is an athlete endorsement and what significance does it play in the corporate world of advertising? According to dictionary.com an â€Å"endorsement† is the act of endorsing something through approval or sanction. Companies regularly use athletes and other high profile individuals to endorse their company and/or specific products as part of a comprehensive marketing strategy. They use the popularity of their talents to entice consumers to look favorably on their brand and to increase sales of their products or services thru their tacit approvals. These approvals or sanctions are done by having the athlete align themselves with the company†¦show more content†¦Michael Jordan’s sneaker, know as Air Jordan’s kicked off in 1986 and became the most successful athlete endorsement in history. Nike sold more than $100 million in a single year, which helped the company hit its first billion-dollar year (â€Å"History of Athletes,† 2009). At hlete endorsements today are seen through a variety of different media sources. You can turn on the television to see Tiger Woods wearing his Nike golf shirt or go online to purchase a football jersey and see Payton Manning using a MasterCard. Athlete’s endorsements have evolved with the latest technologies today and have kept pace in maintaining their relation with their consumers. Companies use Athletes as a marketing strategy to launch new products, reposition products, and/or to reinforce brand images. This paper will explain what researchers have found on the pros and cons of using Athletes to endorse a product. Review of Literature In 2003, a study was conducted to evaluate some of the reasons why celebrity endorsements can be a bad idea for corporate brands. Researchers explained that relying on a single individual, as the exclusive spokesperson for an entire product line may not always be a good idea. Well-known athletes chosen to represent a product inShow MoreRelatedEffectivenes of Athlete and Non-Athlete Celebrities in Product Endorsement1233 Words   |  5 Pagesa difference between the effectiveness of athletes and non-athlete celebrities in the endorsement of products. Participants viewed photo advertisements of athlete celebrities and non-athlete celebrities and then answered questions to assess the perceived persuasiveness and interest of the photos. Using a 7-point Likert scale, lower response values represented less persuasiveness and interest. A single composite variable that represents overall endorsement effectiveness was created by using total responseRead MoreCelebrity Advertising5486 Word s   |  22 PagesCelebrity Endorsement 1. Introduction In the past two or three decades celebrity advertising/endorsement has become common practice amongst brands that wish to create and maintain attention, as well as increase product or brand recall rates (Erdogan, 1999). However, the juxtaposition of brands and organisations with admirable figures that possess qualities such as likeability, attractiveness, trustworthiness and credibility is not a new phenomenon (Erdogan, 1999). It is believed that an eighteenthRead More Sports Agents Essay1738 Words   |  7 PagesAgents People have been entertained by sport since before the gladiators in the Roman Coliseum. In the 20th century, the publics’ passion for sport consumes more and more of their free time. As sports figures became internationally recognized, athletes began to realize their need for professional representation. Thus, sports agents were born. The field of sports agents has grown since then into an enormous field. Agents now deal with every aspect of an athlete’s life. Agents can be considered professionalRead MoreNike s Core Competency : The Risky Business Of Fairy Tales1413 Words   |  6 PagesNike’s core investment is in the athletes the company sponsors, there is risk on return on the athletes is high. The strength of creating heroes could be a weakness as well. If a hero becomes not so heroic. An athlete could be in the press for a scandal such as criminal activity or cheating. Nike has been successful with any of their endorsements, but there are cases of athlet es not so successful. In Nike’s endorsement history, there are multiple cases that athletes were involved in scandals. PhilRead MoreAn Athletes Salary776 Words   |  3 PagesI have always looked at athletes as well paid entertainers. These individuals are lucky enough to make millions playing a game that they would probably play for free. With the acquired wealth and visibility these professional athletes have it all. It has been suggested by many that these athletes should serve as role models. Charles Barkley former Nation Basketball Association all-star player disagreed vehemently with that sentiment. Mr. Barkley believed that athlete should not be role modelsRead MoreThe Value of Celebrity Endorsements: a Stock Market Perspective8525 Words   |  35 PagesThe Value of Celebrity Endorsements: A Stock Market Perspective Haina Ding, Alexander Molchanov, Philip Stork1 Abstract Are celebrity endorsements worthwhile investments in advertising? To answer this question we analyze a unique sample of 101 announcements made between 1996 and 2008 by firms listed in the US. Internet is the main medium of communication for these announcements. We employ event study methodology and document statistically insignificant abnormal returns around the announcementRead MoreCelebrity Endorsement3156 Words   |  13 PagesCelebrity Endorsements The importance of Celebrity Endorsements? The most important aspect of celebrity endorsement has been finding the right synergy between celebrity and product. It s about selecting a spokesperson whose characteristics are congruent with the brand image. It is insufficient simply to add a well known face to a food label and trust that there will be enough devotees of that celebrity to generate sales. The consumer does not buy premium priced products more than once on thatRead MoreImpact of Celebrity to Brand Image3329 Words   |  14 Pagesendorse their product, because consumers love celebrities (Crutafield, 2010, p 3amp;5). The author also noted that it is faster to reach consumers if advertisers use celebrity-endorsement strategy. Seemingly, there are studies that show that athlete endorsed product jumped 4 percent sales six months after the start of the endorsement deal (Elberse, 2012, p. 4). McHill (2012) explained that selecting celebrities depends on how they are to perform for the product; either as a feature or just for an addedRead MoreToday more than ever, college sports are not just a game but instead a billion dollar business. The1100 Words   |  5 Pagesrefer to student athletes as amateurs and believes they shouldn’t be compensated while many others can argue that the players are being manipulated and exploited and deserve to be paid for play. Those who support the NCAA’s decision not to pay the players agree that there is no payment system that would fairly pay all students of all sports. They also believe that students are already being paid through their full or partial scholarships. Those who oppose these ideas believe that athletes are taken advantageRead MoreCollegiate Sports And Collegiate Athletes1794 Words   |  8 Pagesdata. It shows how little of an opportunity student athletes have to make it into collegiate sports and collegiate a thletes to make it into the professional arena. Student-Athletes Men s Basketball Women s Basketball Football Baseball Men s Ice Hockey Men s Soccer High School Student-Athletes 538,676 433,120 1,086,627 474,791 35,198 410,982 High School Senior Student-Athletes 153,907 123,749 310,465 135,655 10,057 117,423 NCAA Student-Athletes 17,984 16,186 70,147 32,450 3,964 23,365 NCAA Freshman

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Imagery and Themes in the Epic of Gilgamesh - 1139 Words

Historical Context - Imagery and Themes Rosenberg notes that Gilgamesh is probably the worlds first human hero in literature (27). The Epic of Gilgamesh is based on the life of a probably real Sumerian king named Gilgamesh, who ruled about 2600 B.C.E. We learned of the Gilgamesh myth when several clay tablets written in cuneiform were discovered beginning in 1845 during the excavation of Nineveh (26). We get our most complete version of Gilgamesh from the hands of an Akkadian priest, Sin-liqui-unninni. It is unknown how much of the tale is the invention of Sin-liqui-unninni, and how much is the original tale. The flood story, which appears in the Sin-liqui-unninni version, is probably based on an actual flood that occurred in†¦show more content†¦They included the noble, the commoner, the client, and the slave (37). Women were allowed to own property and do business. Men enjoyed the ability to divorce or take a second wife in the event that the first wife was unable to bear children. Children appear to have been viewed as the property of the parent and without rights (38). The time of economic prosperity that the agricultural gains provided allowed inventions to become more important. The inventions helped society advance further. One of the most important inventions at this time was animal husbandry (39). There are also indications that the people believed in an afterlife. The tombs which were excavated in recent times contained earthly riches such as beads, earrings and knives which would have been useful to the deceased (42). Between 4500 and 2500 BC, there was a period of expansion and growth in the economy and political environment of the Sumerians. Intellectualism and artistry flourished as a result (Mallowan 98-106). Kings who gained enough power and wealth conquered weaker city-states and burned or destroyed cities. These cities were later rebuilt as each one was destroyed (Swisher 45-46). The perception of their natural surroundings were similar to that of the Greeks. It was believed that the earth was a disk surrounded by mountains which held up the sky. The sky was a dome that was filled with air. Under the disk was theShow MoreRelatedThe Battle Of The Epic Of Gilgamesh931 Words   |  4 Pagesthe story of Gilgamesh and Enkidu partaking in their adventure to the edge of the Cedar Forest, and their encounter with a guard, an enemy. Throughout this battle, Gilgamesh loses faith in the couples ability to defeat the guard but is ultimately talked back into his heroic mindset by The Gods. In column VI, having just defeated the guard, Enkidu then finds himself in a similar situation to Gilgamesh, whereby he doubts their ability to defeat Humbaba, and it comes down to Gilgamesh, and his leadershipRead MoreEssay about Comparing The Epic of Gilgamesh with The Odyssey1262 Words   |  6 Pages The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Odyssey both are held in high respect by literature analysts and historians alike for the characterization of the hero and his companion, the imagery brought to mind when one of them is read, and the impressive length in relation to the time period it was written in. The similarities that these two epics share do not end with only those three; in fact, the comparability of these works extend to even the information on the author and the archetypes used. However, TheRead MoreTheme Of Mortality In The Epic Of Gilgamesh1220 Words   |  5 PagesThe Epic of Gilgamesh: A Hero’s Journey Several themes are addressed throughout the Epic of Gilgamesh, but the most prominent lies within the confrontation and acceptance of mortality. Gilgamesh—king of Uruk, ambitious builder, and bravest of mercenaries—seems to be blessed by a combination of two-thirds godliness and one-third manliness, yet plagued by his very own immoderation and naivety. The hero is witnessed engaging in the molestation of his women and exhausting Uruk’s people with manual laborRead More The Transcending Characteristics of a Mythical Hero Essay1520 Words   |  7 Pagesthose of the Ancient Greeks and the Sumerians, predecessors of the Persians, there exists a startling parallelism in imagery and themes of the myths of the respective peoples. 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Dante is a poet who wrote an epic poem called The Divine Comedy. This epic poem is about Dante’s journey as he goes through 3 levels, which he calls Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise. In the Inferno, he meets Virgil, his guide throughout his voyage. They both pass through the nine circles of Hell, where they witness many different punishments for those who have done awful things in their past. Good versus evil is a major theme that occurred throughout Hell. In the Inferno, there are times where Dante sees good and evil and also represents it himself. In The Divine Comedy: The Inferno, Dante defines the meaning of good. To Dante, â€Å"good† are the sinners who sinned by accident and ended up in Hell because of it. Dante believes there are good†¦show more content†¦Dante had different thoughts when seeing the good and the evil sinners. As Dante goes through the Inferno, he sees sinners who are tearing up and looking terrible. 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