I believe it is true that a person can always find opportunity in getting in trouble. A person going through something troubling can always find opportunity to do something good if they try. Michael Vick is a prime example of a person who found opportunity when in trouble and Malcolm X is also.
Michael Vick was incarcerated for animal abuse. He was fighting dogs on his property and killing them if they loss a fight. When he was convicted many people and also himself thought that his life as he knew it was over, he did not expect to be playing for another football team, let alone be a star for a winning team. He did not expect people to forgive him for what he did but that did not differ him from becoming a better person. While he was in jail he continuously tried to prove how sorry he was for his actions even though he could not do much he apologized many times to the NFL, to his family and also to the many young kids that looked up to him. When he was released from prison a few months early for good behavior he was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles and he traveled around Philadelphia and speeches to kids about the things that he did and how bad they were. So as you can tell from Mike Vicks life there is a such thing as finding opportunity in being in trouble.
Malcolm X went through many things mostly bad before he became the inspirational person that he was. Before he became that person, he was just another small time criminal, by 1942 Malcolm was coordinating various narcotics, prostitution and gambling rings. In 1946 Malcolm X and a friend was arrested and convicted on burglary charges, and Malcolm X was sentenced to 10 years in jail. While in jail he spent his time reading books and educating himself, he turned his life around when he turned his life to the Islamic religion. When he was released from jailed he had a totally different train of thought he was appointed as a minister an national spokesman for the Nation of Islam. He also played a huge part in the civil rights movement he used a different plan than most but it worked. He became an opportunist and it all started from getting himself in trouble with the law, and now he is looked up to as one of the most influential and greatest African Americans in history.
Both of these men were incarcerated but while in jail they booth found opportunity to change their lives for the better. They made their lives better and also many other people in the worlds lives.
Food Safety Bulletin
March 20, 2012
Food Safety Bulletin
The Purple Tribune Spinach associated with E-coli outbreak; Outbreak of E-coli O157:H7 Infections from Spinach Article by: Kerensa Williams Staff Reporter, Kerensa Williams Posted: March 18, 2012. In October 2006, 199 individuals were contaminated with the epidemic of E. coliO157:H7 have been called into the CDC from 26 states (CDC, 2006). The individuals who became sick, 102 had to be admitted to the hospital and 31 acquired a kind of? kidney collapse know as hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). Approximately, 141were identified as females, and 22 were identified as children below the age of 5.? The individuals who were between the ages of 18-59 also became ill with HUS.? These individuals took ill between August 19 and September 5. The peak period began August 30 to September 1, according to the CDC (CDC, 2006). The Center for Disease Control, and The Food and Drug Administration are advising that all consumers who brought spinach from neighboring supermarkets that could be contaminated be returned (open or unopened) for a full refund.? To ensure the residents are more content with the contamination the Purple Tribune will provide some data to offer alertness to the illness.
What is E. coli O157H7
E coli O157:H7 is a type of E. coli germ that produces the main members of one group of EEC only a small quantity is required to produce a virus. The virus connects itself to the human intestinal cells once this takes place it starts killing the cells, and this can cause anemia, harm to platelets, and kills in the kidneys and other organs.? The bacterium that causes the issue is known as Shiga toxins, called STX1, andSTX2 known as Vero toxins (Toxins are substances that cause are produced by bacteria and they damage human cells) (Arnade, Calvin, & Kuchler, 2009).E. coli O157:H7 is a virus from a bacterium from Shiga toxins. E. Coli OO157H7 has the effects of nausea, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, a low fever, and stomach cramps.? The virus only exists about three to seven days, and the majority of the people recuperate without any medical care. The virus can also cause problems in the elderly and children, dehydration, renal malfunction, and anemia. Some of the cases are so critical patients have to acquire medical attention. At times the virus is so bad that some patients acquire a disability and die (???E. Coli O157:h7 Outbreak from Fresh Spinach,??? 2006).
Readers should keep themselves informed about the virus by checking The Food and Drug Administration website (FDA) and The Center for Disease Control (CDC)these will websites will have the most current information on the virus. The local news stations will also have current updates, and the local radio stations and newspapers. Most cases of the E. coli O157:H7 virus has positive endings. If problems arise such as dehydration, hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) the chances go from excellent to poor very rapidly. Food-borne sickness is an important health problem among Americans. Research states 6.5 million and 81 million incidents of food-borne sickness and 9,100associated fatalities happen yearly (???E. Coli O157:h7 Outbreak from FreshSpinach,???2006). According to Arnade, Calvin, & Kuchler many of the incidents in the United States can be linked to infested foods. Sickness from different kinds of? bacteria seems to be escalating each year (Arnade, Calvin, Kuchler, 2009). Foods infested by pathogens or microbes are the main reason for food-borne sickness.? The two main food-born sicknesses are Salmonella, Calici virus, Campylobacter, and the E. coli O157:H7.
Steps to be E. coli Free
Individuals need to follow these steps to avoid being infected with one of the above virus??™s make the food you are consuming is well cooked, mainly hamburger, make sure you are drinking pasteurized and treated liquids. Avoid consuming or touching any food that may be infested with human or animal waste, keeping your hands cleaned and sanitized as much as possible, wear gloves when handling certain foods, and foods such as lettuce or spinach make sure you wash it properly. By following these few simple rules you can protect yourself and family from these viruses.
E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak from Fresh Spinach. (2006). Retrieved from http://www.CDC.gov/foodborne/ecolispinach/100606.htmArnade, C., Calvin, L., & Kuchler, F. (2009, winter). Food Safety Shock: The 2006 Food-Borne Illness Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Spinach.? Agricultural Economics, 31 (4), 734- 750
The purpose of this paper is to select one brand from the three different product categories and discuss the relative important of brand, quality, distribution, and price. First, I am going to give a brief description of each brand under the product categories: Goods and Services, Goods Only, and Service Only. Then, I am going to discuss the importance of the brand, quality, distribution and price has on each of the brands. Finally, I am going to discuss if customers can have relationships with brands.
Goods and Services
Sprint Nextel is a communications service organization that offers a wide range of communications services, the most popular being their telephone and cell phone service. The company began as Brown Telephone Company in 1899. Over the next seventy years it continued to prosper, and by the 1970??™s, it was considered the nation??™s largest independent local telephone provider. Sprint continued their charge forward, and in 2005, Nextel and Sprint merge to create Sprint Nextel. Currently, Spring Nextel serves more than 48.8 million customers. It is recognized for being on the cutting edge of United States (U.S.) technology for things like: 4G service, data services, prepaid mobiles, and instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities.
Honda is a Japanese based company that develops cutting edge technology and uses that technology to build everything from automobiles to lawnmowers. Its headquarters is located in Tokyo, Japan. The corporation is comprised of six major manufacturing plants, four research and development (R&D) corporations, and numerous parts manufacturing locations all over the world. Honda has three basic types of goods: vehicles, power products and technology. Under the vehicle category, Honda produces vehicles that range from economy cars to trucks, mini vans to sports cars, and gas guzzlers to economy friendly vehicles. In addition to automobiles, Honda also produces motorcycles. Again, these vehicles range from dirt bikes to cruisers, scooters to choppers, and automatics to manuals. Outside the arena of vehicles, Honda produces power products that range from generators to snow blowers. Feeding the development of these vehicles and power products is the R&D corporations. Things like the fuel cell and the hybrid are examples of technology developed, integrated and manufactured by Honda.
Brad Pitt was born on December 18, 1963 in Shawnee, OK. He was raised in Missouri and went to the University of Missouri. Within two credits shy of graduation, he decided to move to California and begin his acting career. His first break came in 1989, with his role in ???Cutting Class???. He became an overnight sensation in 1991, as he made is appearance in ???Thelma and Louise???. Since then, he has been in over 70 films and grossed $13.5 million dollars in 2009.
The American Marketing Association defines a brand as a ???name, term, sign, symbol or design, or a combination of them intended to identify the goods and services of one seller or group of sellers and to differentiate them from those of other sellers???. The brand is very important. It has to be unique but translatable into different language and not offend potential customers. It has to set the good or service apart from all other goods or services. Sprint, Honda, and Brad Pitt all have unique brands that differentiate them from all the other brands in their respective markets. Each brand has a good reputation in each of their respective markets. Their reputation is based upon the customer??™s feelings about each of the goods or services provided.
???Basically importance of quality products assures more sales and more profits???. This statement could not be more true. If a brand wants to make money, it has to have some measure of quality built in. Customers will not continue to buy low quality products. In all three examples, each brand has a reputation of producing high quality goods and services. If the brands did not have a high quality good or service, they would not be competitive. They would not be able to continue to compete with the nation??™s leaders in their respective markets. In my opinion, quality is probably one of the most important factors in whether or not a good or service is going to be successful at making the owner money.
Distribution is very important to a good or service. If the good or service is only available in one area, it is losing the potential buyers in another. The wider the distribution, the better the probability of someone buying the good or service. In each of the examples, their distribution spans the nation and in some cases the globe. This distribution not only spreads the goods and services but it also spreads their reputation. The more people know about them and the more people see their goods or services, the more likely the people are going to be to buy their good or service ??“ if the quality is good.
The price of the good or service depends on the target market. In all three cases, the price of the good or service correlates directly to the target market. Sprint provides cheap to expensive cell phones and telephone services. Honda provides economy to luxury cars. Brad Pitt??™s income has been directly tied to how popular his last movie was. In order for a good or service to be successful, it has to have a target income range and design its good or service to meet that market??™s needs.
According to Webster, relationship is defined as ???the state of being related or interrelated???. Using this definition, I believe brands and people can have relationships. When you look at income brackets, the majority of the goods or services these people buy are directly related to their income bracket. If a person is trying to buy a good or service outside of their target income bracket, it is usually because that good or service portrays an image they want. This relates to how they feel about the good or service. Then, you mix in the reputation of a good or service. People buy goods and services based upon the relationships other people they know have had with the good or service. My dad will not buy a Ford, because every one of his friend??™s has had some type of problem. Since we are human beings, and tend to make our decisions based upon our feeling it is unrealistic to assume we are just going to base our decisions upon data.
In conclusion, the brand, quality, distribution, and price are all very important to the success of the brand. First, I gave a brief description of Sprint, Honda, and Brad Pitt. Then, I discussed the importance of the brand, quality, distribution, and price of each brand.
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