Your Questions About Title 9

William asks…

What is the NCAA Title 9 (IX) rule?

I still don’t understand what the rule is. And why do they stop some colleges from participating in some sports in regard to the rule

barry0912 answers:

I’m very passionate about women’s sports and I’ve played many throughout my life. This is the best answer I can give you:

In 1972, Congress passed the Educational Amendments to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. One important section of this law, Title IX, changed the landscape of intercollegiate athletics, especially for women. It states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance” (Salter 6).

Title IX meant greater opportunity for women’s participation in college athletics traditionally only available to men and effected women’s lives in a positive manner.

In the 35 years following the passage of Title IX in 1972, the federal legislation that mandates equal opportunities for men and women, has prompted significant increases in participation opportunities for high school and college female athletes. Many advances have been made for girls and women in sport, but equity has yet to be achieved. However, major discrepancies still exist in the area of facilities, travel schedules, and support services, and equity in equipment provided. We have yet to reach the point of fairness in America’s education sports programs.

Find more discussion, information, articles, tips, drills, etc on all kinds of sports at http://www.active.com and http://active.typepad.com/teamsports

Michael asks…

When will the discriminatory law, Title 9 finally end?

barry0912 answers:

Title 9 is NOT discriminatory.

Title IX was put in place to guarantee women had equal access to sports – that’s the opposite of discriminatory.

College presidents are using Title IX as an excuse to cut sports programs that don’t make the university money.

TAHIRA- So, the 52 Americans held for 444 days in the embassy was not threatening the US? Wow, you’re dumb!

They were held hostage IN THE EMBASSY and the new IRC did NOTHING ABOUT IT. THAT IS A THREAT!!!!!

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing

Chris asks…

How is the best way to get Internet exposure for a group of restaurants to be seen and advertised online?

Need internet marketing campaign ideas or suggestions for ways to advertise or gain exposure to surrounding communities that restaurants are in or near.

How can these restaurants be marketed online to people inexpensively but effectively?

barry0912 answers:

Personally, I am convinced that any good Restaurant does not need to advertise (at least not very much) .. In my (admittedly limited experience) the best way to find a good Restaurant is to receive a personal recommendation and then go visit it ..

From the outside you can determine the following :-
What type of area is it in ? (opposite the nightly drunken pub fights ?)
How popular is it ? (compered to the one next door) – the good ones are soon packed out by ‘word of mouth’ ,.. The bad ones always advertise a lot and are always half empty … (until everyone in the local area has been there once .. And then they go bust)
What sort of ‘clientele’ is it appealing to ? (loud pop-music & lap-dancing ?)
What’s the menu choices ? (& prices ?)

Having made the decision to go in, it’s really then all down to the quality of food …

Having said that, I have occasionally used Business Directors to look up ‘take-aways’ on the web ..

Paul asks…

What do Internet marketers do about shipping?

When starting my own Internet marketing business online, what do I do in order to ship the products? Do I have to ship them out myself? What do Internet marketers do about shipping products to customers?

Thank you!

barry0912 answers:

I you are selling your own physical products online, then you organise shipping. If you are selling through dropshipping then you just include shipping in you markup price and your drop ship supplier organises shipping.

However, the majority of internet marketers operate through “affiliate marketing”. Where you promote somebody else’s products through an affiliate link and receive a commission per sale. The owner of the product organises everything. Affiliate sites include, Amazon.com (small commission), Clickbank.com (up to 75% commission, no shipping as all products can be downloaded). Paydotcom.com (same as Clickbank.com), JVZoo.com (up to 100% commission on front end products i.e. The vendor makes their profit on an upsell)

Hope this helps

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing News

Lizzie asks…

Do you know who owns everything you read and watch on television?

GENERAL ELECTRIC —

Television Holdings:
* NBC: includes 13 stations, 28% of US households.
* NBC Network News: The Today Show, Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, Meet the Press, Dateline NBC, NBC News at Sunrise.
* CNBC business television; MSNBC 24-hour cable and Internet news service (co-owned by NBC and Microsoft); Court TV (co-owned with Time Warner), Bravo (50%), A&E (25%), History Channel (25%).
The “MS” in MSNBC
means microsoft
The same Microsoft that donated 2.4 million to get GW bush elected.

Other Holdings:
* GE Consumer Electronics.
* GE Power Systems: produces turbines for nuclear reactors and power plants.
* GE Plastics: produces military hardware and nuclear power equipment.
* GE Transportation Systems: runs diesel and electric trains.
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WESTINGHOUSE / CBS INC.

Westinghouse Electric Company, part of the Nuclear Utilities Business Group of British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL)
whos #1 on the Board of Directors? None other than:
Frank Carlucci (of the Carlyle Group)

Television Holdings:
* CBS: includes 14 stations and over 200 affiliates in the US.
* CBS Network News: 60 minutes, 48 hours, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, CBS Morning News, Up to the Minute.
* Country Music Television, The Nashville Network, 2 regional sports networks.
* Group W Satellite Communications.
Other Holdings:
* Westinghouse Electric Company: provides services to the nuclear power industry.
* Westinghouse Government Environmental Services Company: disposes of nuclear and hazardous wastes. Also operates 4 government-owned nuclear power plants in the US.
* Energy Systems: provides nuclear power plant design and maintenance.
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VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.

Television Holdings:
* Paramount Television, Spelling Television, MTV, VH-1, Showtime, The Movie Channel, UPN (joint owner), Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Sundance Channel (joint owner), Flix.
* 20 major market US stations.
Media Holdings:
* Paramount Pictures, Paramount Home Video, Blockbuster Video, Famous Players Theatres, Paramount Parks.
* Simon & Schuster Publishing.
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DISNEY / ABC / CAP

Television Holdings:
* ABC: includes 10 stations, 24% of US households.
* ABC Network News: Prime Time Live, Nightline, 20/20, Good Morning America.
* ESPN, Lifetime Television (50%), as well as minority holdings in A&E, History Channel and E!
* Disney Channel/Disney Television, Touchtone Television.
Media Holdings:
* Miramax, Touchtone Pictures.
* Magazines: Jane, Los Angeles Magazine, W, Discover.
* 3 music labels, 11 major local newspapers.
* Hyperion book publishers.
* Infoseek Internet search engine (43%).
Other Holdings:
* Sid R. Bass (major shares) crude oil and gas.
* All Disney Theme Parks, Walt Disney Cruise Lines.
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TIME-WARNER TBS – AOL

America Online (AOL) acquired Time Warner–the largest merger in corporate history.
Television Holdings:
* CNN, HBO, Cinemax, TBS Superstation, Turner Network Television, Turner Classic Movies, Warner Brothers Television, Cartoon Network, Sega Channel, TNT, Comedy Central (50%), E! (49%), Court TV (50%).
* Largest owner of cable systems in the US with an estimated 13 million subscribers.
Media Holdings:
* HBO Independent Productions, Warner Home Video, New Line Cinema, Castle Rock, Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera.
* Music: Atlantic, Elektra, Rhino, Sire, Warner Bros. Records, EMI, WEA, Sub Pop (distribution) = the world’s largest music company.
* 33 magazines including Time, Sports Illustrated, People, In Style, Fortune, Book of the Month Club, Entertainment Weekly, Life, DC Comics (50%), and MAD Magazine.
Other Holdings:
* Sports: The Atlanta Braves, The Atlanta Hawks, World Championship Wrestling.
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NEWS CORPORATION LTD. / FOX NETWORKS (Rupert Murdoch)

Television Holdings:
* Fox Television: includes 22 stations, 50% of US households.
* Fox International: extensive worldwide cable and satellite networks include British Sky Broadcasting (40%); VOX, Germany (49.9%); Canal Fox, Latin America; FOXTEL, Australia (50%); STAR TV, Asia; IskyB, India; Bahasa Programming Ltd., Indonesia (50%); and News Broadcasting, Japan (80%).
* The Golf Channel (33%).
MEDIA HOLDINGS:
* Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight.
* 132 newspapers (113 in Australia alone) including the New York Post, the London Times and The Australian.
* 25 magazines including TV Guide and The Weekly Standard.
* HarperCollins books.
OTHER HOLDINGS:
* Sports: LA Dodgers, LA Kings, LA Lakers, National Rugby League.
* Ansett Australia airlines, Ansett New Zealand airlines.
* Rupert Murdoch: Board of Directors, Philip Morris (USA).

barry0912 answers:

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Lisa asks…

Think about the conversation between the systems development team and the people from Marathon Vitamin shop?

1.INTRODUCTION MARATHON VITAMIN SHOPS

Marathon Vitamin Shops was successful in getting its Web site up and running. The Web developers put the company’s entire catalog online and included a choice of skins so that each type of customers would enjoy using the Web site.

The analysts are meeting with owner Bill Berry and some employees to evaluate customers’ feedback as well as give their own reactions to the new Web site. They are meeting in a large conference room, where they have a computer with Internet access and a projector. As they sit down at the table, the entry screen for the Web site is projected at the front of the room. “The Website has attracted lots of attention, but we want to give the customers even more so that they keep coming back,” says Bill, gesturing to the screen.

He continues. “It’s not like we’re closing our retail stores or any thing. In fact, it’s just the opposite. When customers notice we’re on the Web, they’re eager to locate the store in their community. They want to be able to walk into store and talk to a trained expert rather than buying everything over the Internet. We need to tell people how to get there.”

“We think we can improve the site by adding special enhancements and features, ‘says AI Falfa, a member of the systems team, who originally developed and implemented the ecommerce Web site.

“Yes,” says Ginger Rute one of the other members of the systems development team, as she nods in agreement.” Blockbuster and Borders use a mapping facility from MapQuest, and Home Depot uses maps from Microsoft Vicinity, which also produces MapBlast!”

Vita Minn, another member of the original systems development team, speaks up enthusiastically, saying, “We know of a couple good message board service and chat rooms we can build into our Web site. We think they can improve the stickiness of the site, making people stay on the site longer and also making them want to return.”

“That’s a great idea, “says Jin Singh, one of the technologically savvy Marathon employees. “We can let customers talk with one another; tell each other about a product they liked, and so on. We could even let them start their own blogs.”

Vita continues by moving to the computer keyboard and saying, “Let me show you the sites at www.planetgov.com and www.worldviewer.com.” As she types in the first URL, the group sees the site projected. “They use chat systems from ichat and Multicity.com, respectively,” she continues.

“Customers also need to search for more information about a product or manufacturer,” AI adds. “Let’s make it easier for them. Let’s look at www.Cincinnati.com for an example. They use Atomz to search for information. “

After listening intently, Bill speaks up. “Medical information could also be useful” he says. “I’ve notice that www.medpool.com has medical news from NewsEdge. I’ve seen people on the treadmills at my health and fitness centre watching the financial channels while they exercise.”

“While we’re at it, why don’t we add news and financial information to the web site?” Ginger asks. “I notice that www.nmmm.com has market news from a company called Moreover.com.”

Think about the conversation between the systems development team and the people from Marathon Vitamin shops. Some of the enhancement suggestions involve taking advantage of free service; others required payments ranging from $1000 to $5000 annually. Although some were good ideas, others may not be practical or feasible. Perhaps some of the ideas just do not make sense for the company.

For each of the following, review what you know about the mission and business activities of Marathon Vitamin Shops. Then make a critical and analytical recommendation regarding each option the analyst and client have made and defend it:
Mashups using Google Maps
Chat rooms and message boards
Blogs
Search engines
Medical information
News feeds and financial markets information.

Subsequently choose any 4 suitable options based on your critical analysis and recommendation and develop the sites to value add Marathon Vitamin Shops.

2.Think about the conversation between the systems development team and the people from Marathon Vitamin shops. Some of the enhancement suggestions involve taking advantage of free service; others required payments ranging from $1000 to $5000 annually. Although some were good ideas, others may not be practical or feasible. Perhaps some of the ideas just do not make sense for the company.

3.For each of the following, review what you know about the mission and business activities of Marathon Vitamin Shops. Then make a critical and analytical recommendation regarding each option the analyst and client have made and defend it:
Mashups using Google Maps
Chat rooms and message boards
Blogs
Search engines
Medical information
News feeds and financial markets information.

barry0912 answers:

The mission statements must be equal in sum to the coefficient ratios by means of the status quo.

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Daniel asks…

While China imports the Western-style market economy, why it fails to establish corresponding business ethics?

Some of the glaring examples of unethical trade practices (缺德) in China

1. Melamine milk
2. Baidu gets money from Salnu to suppress bad news about the tainted milk
3. Intellectual property violations
4. Chinese scam artists operating on the Internet
5. Hacking and stealing information
6. Bribing people to get undue advantage

Why have Chinese become quede (缺德)?

barry0912 answers:

Ethics or morals are something you are taught young and you grow up with. This is not something a adult learns when in business. If you do not have good morals or ethics by the time you finish school, you never will have. Business is just a way to make a fast buck.

Sharon asks…

Are Gyms really “Meat Markets”?Or is this BS by Internet and Current Generation of Young Adults?

Hello. I’m a Pro Boxer in training.I got into an argument with another person.The whole thing started with her calling me a nerd who has no life because I’m into “Hobbies labeled with Geeky Terms”.So I countered saying I probably have more of a life than her,I train in the Gym 8 hours a day and could run 2 miles in 10 minutes,something I told her she probably can’t do any of those stuff and also I have more life than she does for other reasons(I actually pay attention to current events for example and I actually am gonna join the Militia).

Argument turned into a **** storm and then made this comment that got me awed.

“So working out a gym for 8 hours a day, 7 days a week means that you have a life?! It means the exact opposite. There’s a reason why gyms are commonly referred to as “meat markets”, bakaologist. A lot of people go there to find Mr. or Ms. Right Now. Though, if you’re continuously working out at the gym for 8 hours a day, sounds like you’ve failed in that department.”

This comment did not really hurt me at all(pathetic counter lol!) but it got me curious.

She says the Gyms are considered to be”Meat Markets” where you find Mr. or Mrs. Reason why I’m sort of intrigued is simple.
1)PEOPLE GO TO THE GYM TO TRAIN,not start relationships.Anyone who goes to a gym to look for Mr. or Mrs. obviously never been habitually train in the Gym.Seriously, would you really go to a place full of sweaty people to find Mr. or Mrs?

2)In the Gym I go to,there is not flirtation or Romantic interaction between the opposite sex.Rather everyone I know in the Gym I go to is often too busy training in the gym to flirt with girls,In fact most people I know in the gym I go to tell me they don’t have Girlfriends.Also rarely do any female go to the gym I train at. In fact aside from overweight women,women concern about their stomach,and women who are training for sports,,from my experience girls don’t typically go to gyms!Nor did any of my buddies at the Gym agreed with the notion Gyms are “Meat Markets” to meet Mrs. or Mr.They all tell me absolute Bull ****.

3)If Gyms were really seen as “Meat Markets” to start a relationship like this little girl claims,then why the hell doesn’t popular media portray Gyms as a hot area to flirt with girls and find chicks or hunks to date with?I mean from everything I seen in popular media from Entertainment to Pop Culture to movies to even TV Shows and the News,they never portrayed Gyms in the manner that the person I’m arguing with states.Instead Popular Media portrays gym as a haven for rough tough men,men who are trying to become strong and athletic,and for women who are trying to lose weight.

4)Different kinds of Gyms.TBH the gym I go to is not a regular gym.As I stated earlier,I’m a Pro Boxer in training.Thus the Gym I go to is not a casual gym but a gym specializing for Boxing and MMA training.So that girl I’m arguing with thinks that a Boxing Gym or MMA Gym is used to find chicks or Hunks?Also,gyms used in specialized camps(basketball camps,baseball camps,etc.) are used to start a relationship?ROFLOL!You won’t find hot chicks in a Boxing and MMA Gym most of the time nor will you actually likely to find a Hunk in Gyms for Girl’s Volleyball camp.

5)Pro Athletes-If Gyms were really Meat Markets,wouldn’t all Pro athletes have a relationship for now?Also by using her logic,top champs like Mike Tyson are losers in their social lives because they haven’t got a girlfriend early in their career despite the fact they spend most of their time in Gyms?

She’s saying that I’m a nerd with no life-yet she doesn’t even know the basics of what a Gym is lol!

Your opinions?While I have experience going to normal gyms,I mainly go to a Boxing Gym so it may be different in mainstream Gyms.

So are regular Gyms really “Meat Markets”?Or is this BullShit by Internet and Current Generation of Young Adults,who don’t even habitually go to the gym?

barry0912 answers:

8 hours a day, every day? If you’re actually training 56 hours a week, that to me sounds counter-productive. I’m not sure how your muscles can handle that, and I can’t imagine how many calories an 8 hour workout would consume. I’ve been weightlifting for three years and I usually only go up to 2 hours a day, 5 days a week, with 2 days rest.

To answer your question, there are some really HOT girls at the gym, but I’ve never thought of it as a “meat market”. I just go there and do my own thing without socializing much, but I can imagine there are people who go there mostly to check girls/guys out. And I’m only talking about the regular gyms. I’m not sure which gym you go to but most people who go to gyms are regular folk.

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