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  • Female Firefighters Essay

    Firefighting was thought to be a man’s job. Since the Civil Rights Movement, female firefighters are becoming more and more common even though they currently only consist of about 3% of the entire fire service. The acceptance and proper treatment of female firefighters has been difficult over the past 50 years, but they continue to make headway. Gender bias and sexual harassment has been a major issue with females joining the fire service. Females have been verbally abused, sexually abused, and worse yet even raped. A lot of times, their complaints went unheard or the women were too afraid to tell anyone. Recently in the Tri-City Herald, it discussed that a “female Kennewick firefighter filed a lawsuit against the City of Kennewick and the fire department because of discrimination and no promotions even though she repeatedly applied for a higher rank. The City did not want to go to court so they settled on approximately $600,000 which of that money, she would get $349,000” (Kristi Pihl). The problem with lawsuits like this is that they have to resign from their position and it makes it a lot difficult to be hired on with other departments. In how far this country and women have come over the…

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  • The Importance Of Safety In Tri-Cities

    Safety is what new home owners with kids look for. Corresponding with this, at first glance Tri-Cities Washington seems like a contained environment to raise youth in. As it is isolated from any big city and is a ninety minutes away from “major crime” areas such as Yakima. Under high magnification, a safety concern can be found in this area. It is ironic that such can be found in a town that has grown up around the Hanford sight and farming opportunities. The issues of the Tri-Cities mostly…

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  • Case Study Of Tri City Manufacturing Company

    Assets In the year 2015, Tri-City had their current assets at $125,599,000, capital assets (net) at $109,509,000, and non-current assets of $21,763,000, which totals $256,421 in total assets. Their cash flow in cash and equivalents is $15,711,112, restricted cash investments are $51,418,000, patients’ accounts receivable are $43,587,397, and other receivables are $1,972,226. Their supplies inventory is $7,401,180, the pre-paid expenses and other assets are $2,691,937, and the estimated…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Tollway Fee

    Tollway Fee Removal Many people in the United States use car transportation to travel throughout the country. The most common roadways traveled through are highways and along with highways comes a toll charge. Many states use tollways to refund to the damage done on roads throughout years, but this is also very expensive for travelers. As stated by the Illinois Toll Way “The average toll rate on the Illinois Tollway is 6 cents per mile. The typical rate for a passenger vehicle at a manned toll…

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  • West Hollywood Franchise Case Study

    The city of West Hollywood employs a franchise system that shares similarities with Santa Monica. Seven franchisee companies are licensed to operate in West Hollywood. Only the licensed drivers from these seven companies can legally pick-up passengers in the region. As previously mentioned, West Hollywood has experienced problems with unlicensed taxicab’s operating in their city. This present’s serious customer safety issues and constrains city resources by having to regulate these “bandit”…

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  • Apia Case Study

    Urban development in Apia Introduction Apia is the capital city of Samoa and the largest city in the Pacific. In Apia, there is a trend that 40% of population are looking forward to live in urban area. And the rate of urban growth will be continued to increase (Pacific island populations in Jones article, 2001). Urban population, density of house and waste from industries are all rise continually. Due to the increasing of pressure of urbanization and the lack of effective management solutions,…

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  • Negative Aspects Of Urban Designs

    Urban designs, particularly those focused on children neighbourhoods can provide opportunities to facilitate or hinder Auckland being a child-friendlier city. These areas are crucial to the health and well-being of children (Witten, Kearns & Carroll, 2015). Negative aspects of the urban environment such as high traffic levels, spatial segregation and safety concerns as well as parental entrapment and the exclusion of children needs in urban planning decision-making represent barriers to Auckland…

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  • The Importance Of Urban Environmental Education

    education as a way of using the “city as a classroom” and “nature” as well as “integrated social and ecological [system]” (2-5). There are numerous ways to become involved in urban environmental educational projects. Fortunately, “urban environmental education continues to reinvent itself” in many ways (Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab). Used to focus on social-ecological systems, urban environmental education uses many forms of community based practices “such as...streamside…

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  • The Importance Of Demand For Education

    Entering the labor market or continuing education beyond a certain point is a very important individual level investment decision. An important determinant of the demand for education is its expected benefits. The benefits depend upon the value of an individual’s labour input, which in turn depends upon the level of education. Hence, the education-wage relationship can be used to measure the returns to schooling. The rural and urban sectors differ widely in terms of the education and employment…

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  • Triumph Of The City By Edward Glaeser

    Cities Make Us Smarter Triumph of the City, written by Edward Glaeser, dives into the topic of cities and how they have transformed and shaped our lives. Plastered across the cover reads, “How our greatest invention makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier, and happier”. Glaeser provides fantastic insights into each of these adjectives, but one stands apart from the rest. Cities make us smarter. Glaeser makes this clear when he states in the introduction, “Cities, the dense agglomerations…

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