Useful Links

Relevant Associations & Organizations

Jordan Tourism Board (JTB)
Jordan Hotel Association
Jordan Investment Board
Jordan Royal Ecological Diving Society
Jordan Tour Guides Association
Friends of Archaeology of Jordan
Friends of Earth – Jordan
Friends of Environment Society
Royal Wings Airlines
Royal Jordanian

Jordan Society for Tour and Travel Agents
Jordan Inbound Tour Operators Association

Universities & Colleges (offering tourism education)

Al-Balqa Applied University
Al-Zaytoonah University
Jordan University for Science and Technology
Mutah University
Philadelphia University
University of Jordan
Yarmouk University

Newspapers & Magazines

Al – Rai Newspaper
Al-Arab Al – Yawm Newspaper
Al-Dastour Newspaper
Grumpy Gourmet
Jordan News Agency (Petra)
Jordan Times Newspaper
The Star Newspaper

The Royal Family

King Abdullah Bin Al – Hussein web page
King Abdullah I Photo-Gallery
Late King Al Hussein Bin Talal web page
Prince Hamazh Bin Al-Hussein Web Page
Prince Hassan Bin Talal web page
Queen Noor Al- Hussein web page
Queen Rania Al – Abdullah web page

Related Ministries and Governmental Institutions

Municipality of Greater Amman
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Higher Education
Ministry of Industry and Trade
Ministry of Labour
Ministry of Planning (MOP)
Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (MOTA)
Ministry of Trade & Industry
Ministry of Transportation

Jordan Valley Authority
Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA)
National Information Center

Translation Sites

Arabic – English Search and Translation website

International Organizations

World Tourism Organization (WTO)
World Travel and Tourism Council
International Hotel & Restaurant Association
HCIMA
WTO Sustainable Development of Tourism Section
Atlas Cultural Tourism Research Programme
Current Issues in Tourism
Hospitality News Magazine
International Institute for Peace Through Tourism
Journal of Ecotourism
Journal of Sustainable Tourism
Lonely planet Guide Book
Sustainable Travel and Tourism
The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries
The New 7 Wonders Society (Petra is Included)
Tourism Educational Materials
Tourism Promotion Way for Future – Argues Experts
Tourism Reference Documentation Centre
Tourism Research Links
1- http://www.tourism-research.org.
2- http://www.geocities.com/paris/9842/tourism.html
TTG Middle East Magazine

Suppliers Guide

Suppliers Guide

Equipment
Furniture
Glassware

Equipment

Jordan Catering Supplies
Ihsan And Tahseen Baalbaki
Brazilia Trading Est
Kahhaleh Est. For Kitchen and Restaurant Supplies
Abdin Industrial Est.
Samtech
Cooling Industries Company
Alhaddad And Sons Co

Furniture

Ayoubi Steel Furniture Factory

Glassware

Jordan Ornamic Company
World Wide For American And German Kitchens
Jerusalem Textiles Factory
Jwico
Tahboob Company and Sons
Union Metal Forming And Engineering Ind(Betaboilers)
Nicola Nassar and Sons Co
International Abuneameh For Trading And Marketing
Manarah for Safety Shoe Companies
Technical Application Group (Tag)
Middle East Defense and Security Agency
Al-Wathba Investment Company
United Trading For Porcelain And Art
United Supplies Company
Awar Company(Zanucci)
Dahshan And Aslan Kary Trading Company
Qafiti Trading Establishment

Homework

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Recipe of the Month

Mansaf

Amounts:

  • Lamb meat : half kilogram

  • Dried hard yoghurt : half kilogram

  • Rice : one kilogram

  • Almonds : 100 grams

  • Pine nut : 50 grams.

  • Arab Shrak bread : one

  • Onion : one

  • Spices: bay/cardamom

Amount is enough for 5 persons (if dried yoghurt is not available, liquid yoghurt can be used instead).

Preparation Method:

  • Dried yoghurt is washed, broken, and soaked for 12 hours.

  • Meat is boiled with cardamom, bay and onion, then lifted off fire before being well cooked.

  • A little meat sauce is added to yoghurt and beaten by blender mixer and then cleared well.

  • Cleared yoghurt is put on medium fire until it boils while continued stirring. Then chicken sauce is added as wised, then meat pieces are added, then yoghurt and meat is left on fire until it is well cooked.

  • Rice, with a little salt, is soaked in hot water for 15 minutes, then it is washed and cleared.

  • Rice is turned over with fat on medium fire for 5 minutes, then water is added as needed, then after water boils, fire is lessened until being well cooked.

  • Arab Shrak bread is put on serving dish and soaked with yoghurt, then rice is spread on it. Meat pieces are put and fried almond and pine nuts. Then yoghurt sauce is placed on tope mansaf is the traditional dish of Jordan, it is basically a very large dish of rice with lamb pieces placed on top and yoghurt sauce poured over. It is then placed on a round table with up to 8 people standing around. Eating by making round rice & meat balls with the right hand. The left hand must be placed behind one’s back during the meal. This dish is traditionally served at occasions of all ceremony including weddings & condolences.

The youghurt is thickened and turned into round shaped patties. It is then placed to dry in the sun awaiting to be used for future meals by breaking it up and slowly melting it in warm water inside a ceramic pot, today of course one can use blenders to do the job.

** Shrak Bread is a large very thin bread

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Location in the Body – BIO 101 Homework Help

The human body encompasses numerous types of muscles placed in every part of the body and some of them acquire their names from their position/location in the body. For instance, the Quadratus lumborum muscle is found in the lower lumbar region of the abdomen. The thoracis muscle is a slim plane of tendinous and muscular fibers which are located in the frontal part of the thoracic cage.

Fascicle Organization

Other muscles are named with reference to its fascicle organization, direction or position within a specific skeletal muscle. The transversus abdominis muscle is basically a muscle stratum of the lateral and anterior abdominal wall and it is called so because of its fibers’ direction. Also, the rectus muscle runs down the elongated axis of a body and they are straight

Terms Indicating Structural Characteristics of the Muscle

The structural characteristic of a muscle is also used to name it. For instance, the triceps brachii muscle is the 3-headed limb muscle which is at the back of the upper arm. Orbicularis oculi muscle is a circular muscle found around the eyeball.

Relative Position

Muscles which are noticeable at the surface of the body are regularly called  superficialis or externus while those found deeper into the body are termed  profundus or internus. Therefore, their relative position in the body determines their name. For instance, the Flexor digitorum superficialis is apparently an extrinsic muscle of the fingers and does the work of flexing. Moreover, the obturator internus muscle is named so because partly it originates from the membrane called obturator and it is found deeper in the pubis region of the body.

 

Indicating Actions

There are muscles whcich are named with relative to their action in the body. For instance, the flexor muscle is the muscle which flexes or rather decreases the slant/angle between two bones jointed by a joint. The risorius muscle is responsible for facial expression and in this case the term risorius means laughter.

 

Sears – Retail Store

Sears and Kmart merged in 2005 and the new corporation was noted to be one of the largest retailers in the United States with over 3450 stores. Since then there has been some notable impacts on both firms. Generally the merge between the two corporations enhanced the market position.  The new entity realized about $55 billion sales that made it to be the second largest retailer in the US creating a good market position to face its competitors.  It also led to reduction in costs and strong management within the firms. The synergy led to reduction of in the purchasing costs because they a greater bargaining power.

However, after sometime the merger between the two firms seemed to have some negative impacts particularly on Sears. The condition of the Sears stores has been neglected and the expenditures on capital are actually below the depreciation. This has resulted to poor shopping experience and the competitors as a result have snatched a stronger advantage of attracting the customers because their capital expenditures are far beyond the depreciation.

The inventory turnover of Sears has truly declined in the past five years and is presently lower than that of the retailers selling same goods (Clifford, 2010). This has actually led to a decrease in the revenues generated by the firm. This has further resulted to an increased risk of discounting older merchandise so as to move out of the shelves. The merger has also made the revenues that are obtained from services rendered to be lower than the expected value which signifies that Sears misses the chance to sell its extended service plans. It has also led to negative free cash inflows within the firm that has prevented it from investing in the turnaround projects. The profitability levels of Sears have dramatically fallen reducing its market share making it unable to face its rival competitors (Clark, 2013).

 

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References

Clifford, S. (2010, December 21). A Tough Sell at Sears. The NewYork Times, p. B1.Retrived June 13, 2013, from http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/22/business/22sears.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Clark, C. (2013, January 28). Turnaround of Sears Holdings. Turnaround of Sears Holdings – Turnaround Management Association. Retrieved June 13, 2013, from http://www.turnaround.org/cmaextras/15-Sears-Holding.pdf

 

College Assignments

Planning

Managers are basically hired so as to coordinate the human resources for minor projects or even in a particular business department. Consequently, one of the chief responsibilities of every manager is to prepare or rather plan in advance, so that department tasks or projects are accomplished in time through the joint efforts of the entire personnel involved. For this reason, planning is a fundamental duty of every manager, since it’s their key role to manage employees effectively, be it on provisional projects or in big department structures. Therefore, planning skills are significant to every manager as their entire responsibilities revolves around processes involving planning and organizing. In addition, planning helps evade abrupt problems that might crop up in the process and such skills help managers deliver their finest from even day one (Field & Keller 1998).

Planning is quite an extensive process which involves initially the classification of the problems through apparent understanding plus categorizing the business problems faced by a particular department in an organization.  After that follows the setting up of goals and objectives to be achieved at the end of the planning process which usually are in terms of market reputation, production, sales or even profits. Developing strategies on how to approach the issue through first collecting and analyzing data and information pertaining the problem is undertaken and then tasks are outlined on how they will be accomplished with respect to time they will take. The participation of the human resources has to be secured since they are the backbone of the project and this is done by informing them in advance and afterwards the manager makes the follow up plan for the proposed project to review its actual progress and make necessary changes where possible.

Large projects cover for instance an extensive period of time and usually consume large sums of resources ranging from finances to labor force and therefore the manager ought to plan for liable risks which might crop up during the course of executing the project. Risk management involves identifying and managing risks which are associated with the operation and in this case the project team takes up the role of identifying and calculating the scores along with ranking the various risks which can be encountered (Tomczyk 2010).

In today’s world there are various unforeseen risks which loom around and managers are able to plan for the unexpected through taking up contingency planning. In this case, managers through the risk management team identify the possible risks which include: system risks, project risks, business risks, and corporate risks and then come up with contingency budget to cover such risks in the event they strike. Last year I was carrying out a construction project as I wanted to have my own house but didn’t plan for any future risks. Unfortunately wind blew off the roof before the construction was over and since then the project has stalled as there are no funds to finance it (Tomczyk 2010).

 

 

 

 

 

Management Team Philosophy

My management philosophy is quite straightforward – always offers our guests whatever they want and demonstrate equity, respect and decorum in whatever you do. The management team ought to work towards this statement by caring for all of our human resources with lots of equity since it’s a hands-on restaurant, and make an obligation to our visitors to be outstanding in each and every aspect of our culinary business. At this restaurant, we care for everyone fairly and with loads of respect plus pay close concentration to small particulars and demonstrate to our clientele how greatly we care. Every day the management team interacts with the restaurant’s front desk operators, housekeepers, and ground people so as to create a unified team which has decorum and more so meets the desires of all the guests who reside in our establishment. Last of all, so as to fasten to our philosophical values, we are resolute to perceive every day like a fresh day as well as a prospect to build our restaurant better in addition to being more capable to handle our guests’ wants. Here at this restaurant, we are a family and therefore when you reside with us, you definitely believe as if you are at your respective homes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference

Field, M., & Keller, L. S. (1998). Project management. London: International Thomson Business Press.

Tomczyk, C. A. (2010). Project Manager’s Spotlight on Planning. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc..