San Juan & Jamba Juice
1. San Juan
San Juan, capital, largest city, chief port, and commercial and cultural center of Puerto Rico. The city is named after Saint John the Baptist (Spanish: San Juan Bautista). The latest census estimates place the city's population at 433,733, making it the 42nd-largest city under the jurisdiction of the United States. It is also the oldest European settlement in United States territory.
Coffee, tobacco, sugar, and fruit are exported from the busy port, mainly to the United States. San Juan's industries include tourism, brewing, distilling, and publishing; manufactures include metal products, cement, and clothing. The city is Puerto Rico's financial center and has many international banks and business corporations. San Juan also has an international airport. The city's old section, situated on two rocky islets guarding one of the best harbors in the Caribbean, is linked by bridges with the mainland.
The bay was named Puerto Rico (rich port) by Ponce de León, who in 1508 founded a settlement at nearby Caparra. In 1521 the settlement was moved across the bay to San Juan's present site. Strongly fortified, it withstood attacks by English buccaneers in 1595 but succumbed for a fe癫痫病好的治疗医院是哪家w months in 1598 to George Clifford, earl of Cumberland, and was sacked by the Dutch in 1625. San Juan's port gained increasing importance during the 18th and 19th cent. U.S. troops occupied the city during the Spanish-American War in 1898.
In the old city, whose narrow streets, small shops, and houses with overhanging balconies recall a colonial atmosphere, there are impressive historic buildings: El Morro castle (begun 1539), which commands the harbor entrance and is a national monument; San Cristóbal castle (begun 1631), originally a Spanish fort; and La Fortaleza (begun 1529), a former fort now used as the governor's official residence. Other San Juan landmarks include San José Church (founded c.1523), the oldest church in continuous use in the Western Hemisphere; Casa Blanca (1523); and the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, which contains the tomb of Ponce de León. Also in the city are the Univ. of Puerto Rico and its School of Tropical Medicine, the College of the Sacred Heart, a campus of the InterAmerican Univ. of Puerto Rico, and the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico. Nearby are several resort beaches (notably the Condado and Isla Verde), which attract tourists from North America.
Jamba Juice is a chain of smoothie restaurants headquartered in San Francisco, California with 533 locations operating in 26 states, the District of Columbia and the Bahamas. 324 locations are company-owned and 209 locations are f广元癫痫病应该如何治疗ranchised. For the 12 months ending January 10, 2006, system wide sales were $345 million, which included sales of $230 million from company locations. The company has achieved a compound annual growth rate of 20% per year over the last three fiscal years.
Jamba Juice was founded by Kirk Perron, Joe Vergara, Kevin Peters, and Linda Olds in 1990 as California Juice Club in San Luis Obispo, California. In 1995 Juice Club changed its name to Jamba Juice. It is known as one of the top smoothie stores worldwide. The company's website claims that "Jamba" derives from the "African" word "Jama," which means "to celebrate, taking care of body, mind and soul is a way of celebrating life."
Jamba has an operating agreement with Whole Foods to sell only "natural" products inside some of their locations, which includes their smoothies' ingredients. For this reason, offerings at Whole Foods sites may differ from those at stand-alone sites.
Communications technologies are far from equal when it comes to conveying the truth.
The first study to compare honesty across a range of communication media has found that people are twice as likely to tell lies in phone conversations as they are in emails.
The fact that emails are automatically recorded-and c中药是否可以治好癫痫疾病呢an come back to haunt (困扰) you-appears to be the key to the finding.
Jeff Hancock of Cor'nell University in Ithaca ['iθk] , New York, asked 30 students to keep a communications diary for a week.
In it they noted the number of conversations or email exchanges they had lasting more than 10 minutes, and confessed to how many lies they told.
Hancock then worked out the number of lies per conversation for each medium. He found that lies made up 14 per cent of emails, 21 per cent of instant messages, 27 percent of face-to-face interactions and an astonishing 37 percent of phone calls.
His results, to be presented at the conference on human computer interaction in Vienna[vien], Austria[':stri], in April, have surprised psychologists.
Some expected e-mailers to be the biggest liars, reasoning that because deception makes people uncomfortable, the detachment (非直接接触) of e-mailing would make it easier to lie.
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But Hancock says it is also crucial whether a conversation is being recorded and could be reread, and whether occurs in real time.
People appear to be afraid to lie when they know the communication could later be used to hold them to account, he says. This is why fewer lies appear in email than on the phone.
People are also more likely to lie in real time-in an instant message to phone call, say-than if they have time to think of a response, says Hancock.
He found many lies are spontaneous (脱口而出的) responses to an unexpected demand, such as: "Do you like my dress?"
Hancock hopes his research will help companies work out the best ways for their employees to communicate.
For instance, the phone might be the best medium for sales where employees are encouraged to stretch the truth.
But, given his result, work assessment, where honesty is a priority, might be best done using email.