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American Consumer

Transcript: Under Armour North face American Eagle Hollister Leading clothing brands compete all the time for coats, shirts, or any other top clothing items. Thesed companies aren’t going to make cheaply made close to lose customers to another product so they try to make the top designs. Because we live in a very competitive society, major brand companies are always trying to create the next best thing for us to own. So in clothing, technology, and other major brands, many smaller companies try to copy the top products to show they are a leading competitor in any market they’re in. Leading Clothing Brands Founded in 1996 by Kevin Plank, 23 years old and a former University of Maryland special teams captain. Started in his grandmothers basement in Washington D.C. Since then major companies like Nike, Adidas and Reebok soon followed with their own version of moisture wicking apparel or Dry fit. Americans love to own the top products of any item they have. In the end, if we really want the leading product for a specific reason, we (as Americans) will ignore the price. At some point in time all these companies where small business trying to create the next best thing to beat out their opponents. They did everything they could to grab and keep our attention on them. “The original version is always best, the knock offs often seem like a less quality of a product. Yes, the knock offs are cheaper, but only because they are cheaply made, that’s why higher, major brand companies charge more for their products.” -Americans These items are the leading design and bring us closer to the future products we will soon own. iPhone Coclusion In January 9, 2007 Apple came out with the first iPhone It revolutionized the phone industry with new music playing ability, internet capability, and the introduction of apps Since the introduction, almost every “smart phone” includes the leading internet and apps like the original iPhone Apple isn't going to make a less technologically advance iPhone to lose consumers to HTC or Android users

Interests - Presentation

Transcript: Sapere Reports on Freshwater Allocation to Iwi Iwi Rights in Freshwater Case Study Four: Te Waipounamu So how are freshwater rights established under law presently? NAVIGABLE So how do Maori interests fit into this framework? What would the consequences be? Background to the Iwi Leaders Group Lake Taupo example: A deal has been reached between Mighty River Power and Ngati Tuwharetoa for the use of the lake for water storage. It is estimated to be worth several million dollars per year. The Taupo Iron Man event has also had to pay significant amounts for the use of the Lake. Co-management issues Current vs Sought by Iwi "There won't be a national settlement under us and there won't be a change of ownership under us." "We don't believe anyone owns water, we don't think there should be a national settlement for water. But there is a constructive discussion to be had about any rights and interests that might exist." The Crown has firmly rejected any sort of national settlement. Case Study One: Horouta Iwi Collective Freshwater case studies 1. All Crown owned (proven to be in Crown title) lake beds and river beds should be vested in the relevant hapu or Iwi. 2. The water column, the space through which the water flows, should be vested in the relevant hapu or Iwi: This was agreed by the Crown for Ngati Tuwharetoa (lake Taupo) which was not a Treaty settlement; but This has not been agreed anywhere else (including Te Arawa lakes which was a Treaty settlement). Ngati Porou are currently negotiating a Joint Management Agreement for their rohe under the RMA aimed at eventually achieving a s 33 transfer of full Council powers by 2020. The ILG Commissioned three reports by the economic consulting firm Sapere to look into the practical implications of freshwater allocation to Iwi. So far, these are just theoretical in nature and have been generally ignored by decision makers. (No Trustpower interests in this region) General principles There are no proprietary rights to water. Water is considered as common property controlled by legislation. There is a hierarchy of public good or use of water and the legislation reflects that hierarchy. Water is public property and is controlled for the general population by legislation and common law. South Island Planning Hierarchy NPSFM - Collaborative Processes Stocktake Policy CA3(b), if a council “considers it appropriate” that water quality in an FMU is already below the national bottom line, then this is valid provided the degradation is partly caused by “existing infrastructure” listed in Appendix 3. 1. Limited examples where co-management or co-governance arrangements have been implemented. Limited examples where Councils have adopted Kahungunu values within their plans or policies. 2. Crown in collaboration with Councils are choosing who they engage with rather than using existing structures and entities. 3. Concerns of national interest including water storage (Ruataniwha dam) and accessing aquifer for export of freshwater. National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management (NPS-FM) Hawkes Bay/Wairarapa However, where a river is deemed non-navigable, the registered proprietor of the land adjacent to a river owns the bed of the river to its midpoint. Under common law, ownership of rivers are vested in the Crown. So where does this stand at law? In the 2012 case of Paki v Attorney-General regarding ownership of the Waikato River, the Court of Appeal found that there is a) a duty of good faith between Maori and the Crown; and b) the Treaty relationship created “responsibilities analogous to fiduciary duties” Fiduciary = a legal duty to act solely in another party's interests. Analogous but not the same. Who are they? How did they form? What do they do? What is their objective? What is Trustpower's involvement to date? bjectives: Some further notes Waikato Region Four case studies across NZ were approved by the ILG and Ministers The focus was on understanding hapu/iwi rights and interests in freshwater at a catchment level including water quality (water takes and discharges), power sharing and allocation. They are intended to highlight iwi concerns at a regional level and identify specific outcomes sought for the iwi in question. These case studies will be implemented locally but shared nationally. However... Case Study Three: Ngati Kahungunu Te Whanau a Apanui, Ngati Porou and Turanga Iwi – Gisborne Region Te Whanau a Apanui seeks a Rohe Protection Area. This is similar to a Marine Protection Area which covers marine, land and freshwater with no involvement of council or DOC unless required by Hapu/Iwi. Turanga Iwi are are currently negotiating an extension of their Local Leadership Board (settlement mechanism) to include all consenting. They are working with Crown to address rights and interests in freshwater. Specifically they want: Cultural limit setting (they want to ensure water quality so that whanau can still harvest kai); Iwi allocation and a rights based approach; and

Council on American

Transcript: 7. Pressure Leaders Elected officials and other community leaders can be important allies. But some must overcome reluctance and others, their own biases before they’re able to take a stand. Form relationships with community leaders before a hate incident occurs. Educate community leaders about the causes and effects of hate. 6.Create an Alternative Do not attend a hate rally. Find another outlet for anger and frustration and for people’s desire to do something. Hold a unity rally or parade to draw media attention away from hate. 2. Join Forces Government Affairs Council on American Islamic Relation C.A.I.R. 4. Speak Up Hate must be exposed and denounced. Help news organizations achieve balance and depth. Do not debate hate group members in conflict-driven forums. Speak up in ways that draw attention away from hate, toward unity. Most of C.A.I.R.’s funding comes from American Muslims, but they do accept from anyone who supports the organization’s missions and principles. 9 Teach Acceptance Bias is learned early, often at home. Schools can offer lessons of tolerance and acceptance. Host a diversity and inclusion day on campus. Reach out to young people who may be susceptible to hate group propaganda and prejudice. 8. Stay Engaged Promote acceptance and address bias before another hate crime can occur. Expand your comfort zone by reaching out to people outside your own groups. The idea is simple: Bring together people from different backgrounds and belief systems, and provide them with a safe space to share thoughts and get to know each other What is C.A.I.R and what is their mission? CAIR - Council on American-Islamic Relations - CAIR, Council on American Islamic Relations, CAIRtv. “CAIR-Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell: 'Inspired to CAIR' (Video).” YouTube, YouTube, 25 July 2017, CAIRtv. “'Inspired to CAIR' Video: CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush.” YouTube, YouTube, 22 May 2017, “Southern Poverty Law Center.” Southern Poverty Law Center, Southern Poverty Law Center, Kishi, Katayoun. “Anti-Muslim Assaults Reach 9/11-Era Levels.” Pew Research Center, 21 Nov. 2016, Ser, Kuang Keng Kuek. “Data: Hate Crimes against Muslims Increased after 9/11.” Public Radio International, 12 Sept. 2016, Zin, Tracy E., et al. “Ten Things I Hate About My Capstone Course—And a Few Ways to Fix Them.” Oxford Clinical Psychology, 2015, Basu, Moni. “15 Years after 9/11, Sikhs Still Victims of Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes.”, Cnn, 15 Sept. 2016, Why do you think there is so much resentment towards muslims in western culture today vs pre 9/11? Why is there so many muslim hate groups in the Northeast vs the south? Why do you think there is a reemergence of anti-muslim violence and hate during and after the 2016 election? Where have you personally seen discrimination against muslims? (Media, movies, and est.) Do you see any similarities to how the Japanese were treated in World War Two and how muslims are treated today? 1. Act Do something. In the face of hatred, apathy will be interpreted as acceptance by the perpetrators, the public and worse the victims. Community members must take action; if we don’t, hate persists. Be creative. Take action. Do your part to fight hate. This chart shows anti-muslim assaults. 2001 and 2015 are having almost the same amount of assaults. In 2015, the anti-Muslim assaults rate increase 67% than 2014. What is C.A.I.R.? 5. Educate Yourself An informed campaign improves its effectiveness. Determine if a hate group is involved, and research its symbols and agenda. Understand the difference between a hate crime and a bias incident. Funding Anti-Terrorism Campaign Looking at the figures compiled by the FBI, the number of anti-Muslim hate crime incidents jumped in 2001, from 28 to 481 incidents. The number dropped in the following years, but has never returned to levels reported before the 9/11 attacks. C.A.I.R.’s position on terrorism is that any action that harms innocent civilians is unacceptable C.A.I.R. condemns all acts of terror around the world regardless of who the actor is. C.A.I.R.’s condemnations predate the events of 9/11 with its first official condemnation being in 1994 with letter bombs sent to the Al-Hayat offices in DC CAIR's civil rights department counsels, mediates and advocates on behalf of Muslims and others who have experienced religious discrimination, defamation or hate crimes. The department works to protect and defend the constitutional rights of American Muslims, thereby supporting the rights of all Americans.

American Consumer

Transcript: Items people most desired televisions cars washing machines refrigerators toasters vacuum cleaners *the machines that would help them modernize their lives* *Americans invested in items based around home and family life* Ending of World War II. Wartime production helps pull America's economy out of depression. From the late 1940s on, young adults saw remarkable rise in their spending power. Jobs became plentiful, wages higher, and because of the lack of consumer goods during the war, Americans became eager to spend. Ways to participate were expanded through instances such as the Bill of Rights Historian Elaine Tyler May believes that the federal government and the American people saw the new consumerism as a way to deemphasize class differences while stressing traditional gender roles. With the things that defined "the good life" within economic reach, working-class people could achieve the upward mobility they craved. Alicia Loredo President Calvin Coolidge and other conservative political leaders and economists of the day, placed an undue emphasis on consumerism in a false sense of security that the monopolized market for new technologies would carry Americans through to unrivaled wealth and prosperity. Many historians find that consumerism in the early twentieth century probably had a negative as well as a positive affect on American society; although advances in technology and home economics doubtlessly improved the quality of life for some Americans, consumerism spurred by advertisement created an illusion of demand that likewise created an overabundance of supply in automobiles and similar products. Television and automobile sales skyrocketed in the 1950s. With the massive growth in suburban populations, automobiles were needed more than ever, and were within reach for many first-time buyers. Families of all income brackets were buying televisions at a rate of five million a year. Some TV shows, like The Goldbergs and The Honeymooners, catered to working- and middle-class viewers with storylines about ethnic families. In addition, television provided a potent medium for advertisers to reach inside American homes, creating desires for other products. Cars and TVs Advertisement Consumerism, cont. Spending Advertisements appealed to women especially, detailing how the possession of a cooking stove, for instance, was guaranteed to reduce the toil and labor of the kitchen, and thus free time for "nurturing" the family according to the values and standards of the day. Women were intended, in a sense, to be the principle consumers of the new market economy. The existence of a saturated market is held as one of the heralds or causes of the Great Depression, which led many Americans to experience some of the greatest poverty and economic suffering in American history. The foundations of capitalism and modern economics - although influenced by many factors - were in large part, strengthened by the rise of advertisement and its creation of an American consumer culture. By the 1880s, advertisement seemed to take on a driving aspect of its own, and focused on the creation of "wants" and "needs" in the growing consumer population. In order to create a market for certain items, clever businessmen would advertise products in careful language, designed to influence potential buyers into seeing the necessity of owning particular products. In creating wants and needs in a population of consumers, advertisement was instrumental in paving the way for successful capitalism in America. iPhones! Selling in Order to Buy American Consumer Culture The Rise of American Consumerism Women in Advertising "The Good Life" In many ways, Tupperware reinforced the ideal of the efficient home and kitchen. After all, Tupperware was meant to help housewives maintain freshness and cleanliness in food storage and preparation. Tupperware also helped fulfill the postwar desire for consumer goods. When asked how she recruited new dealers to her Tupperware distributorship, Jean Conlogue noted, "We tried to fill a need for something that they wanted, like new carpet, or a new refrigerator, and then we would map out for them how many parties they would have to hold." The company further reinforced consumption with their promotions and prizes. As rewards for their high sales, Tupperware dealers were rewarded with top-of-the-line appliances, from washing machines to double boilers.

Council Presentation

Transcript: Denver International Airport Multiple pieces in multiple places Baggage Claim: Interactive Kiosk Visitors Center: YUM! Guide Terminal A & B: Visitors Guide Visitors Guide All 11 Welcome Centers across the state First ever published for the city Sales & Marketing Budget Unique Events “So, this program with Visit Aurora is a win-win for us – it’s a great way to reach all the patients to which they have access.” -Bailey Huslander, Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Medical Center of Aurora on Destination Healthcare in the Denver Business Journal AURORA AROUND COLORADO By The Numbers “As the Welcome Center directly east of you on I-70 we send approx. 2/3 of our 200,000 people to Denver and directly to Aurora.” – Colorado Welcome Center, Burlington 2013 ($550,000 Budget) 57% of budget spent on sales/marketing 11% of budget spent on bid fee/event funding Marketing: $250,000 (Advertising purchases, digital marketing, destination brand/campaign) Sales: $58,700 (Tradeshows, lead memberships, direct marketing materials) Events: $62,000 (Bid fees, event funding/sponsorships) 2016 ($800,000 Budget/Additional $250,000) Marketing: $100,000 (Digital marketing, healthcare marketing, social production) Sales: $100,000 (Lead development service, additional tradeshows, direct recruitment, staffing) Events: $50,000 (Dedicated to attracting signature event/bid fees) •Aurora All Sports Show •Colorado River Outfitters Annual Conference and Tradeshow •9/11 Freedom Rally •Repticon 2013, 2014 •USA Boxing Junior State Tournament •USS Floyd B Parks Reunion •Nuclear Weapon Technicians Association •US Club Soccer National Cup •Senior Softball Western Nationals •Genghis Con XXXIV •Costume-Con •Steubenville of the Rockies •Elite Club National League Soccer Championship •American Cichlid Association •Briard Club of America •2014 World Powerlifting Championship •2014 US Lacrosse U15 National Championship •2015 Colorado Police and Fire Games Colorado DMO Budgets “If not for Visit Aurora, our event would not be in Aurora and returning multiple years,” – Sarah Kate Noftsinger, Elite Clubs National League Commissioner 105 leads have gone out in 18 months Leads represent 98,509 new room nights Of 18 events recruited by Visit Aurora over past 12 Months, seven have become recurring over the last 18 months Website Views: 51,779 Direct Booking Views: 10,750 Visitor Requests: 350 Denver Colorado Springs Estes Park Grand Junction Steamboat Durango Boulder Aurora $14,000,000 $3,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,400,000 $1,600,000 $954,850 $700,000 $550,000

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