You are an economic policy adviser for a federal opposition politician. She wishes to deepen her understanding of the recent environmental legislation brought into effect by the government, specifically the Clean Energy Legislative Package (more commonly known as the Carbon Tax). This legislation, among other things, introduced a price on carbon on 1 July 2012. She would like you to provide her with a brief background to the issue and answers to the following questions (this will form your analysis of the issue):

You are an economic policy adviser for a federal opposition politician. She wishes to deepen her understanding of the recent environmental legislation brought into effect by the government, specifically the Clean Energy Legislative Package (more commonly known as the Carbon Tax). This legislation, among other things, introduced a price on carbon on 1 July 2012. She would like you to provide her with a brief background to the issue and answers to the following questions (this will form your analysis of the issue):
? What is the government trying to achieve by putting a price on carbon (i.e. what
are the desired outcomes)?
? What is the government seeking to correct? Define this phenomenon and
outline what must be present for it to occur in the provision of goods.
? In terms of the provision of goods, when is it appropriate for the government to
intervene in markets (e.g. by implementing a carbon pricing scheme)?
? Discuss the different ways in which governments can intervene to remove the
inefficiency pertaining to negative externalities, providing examples of where
these options have been used both in Australia and abroad. Discuss which
category the Carbon Tax falls under and explain why.
Note that you are writing this briefing in your role as an applied policy economist, not as a journalist or advocate. While you may draw your own conclusions and make recommendations, they should be based on sound economic thinking and supported by analysis. Avoid using emotive or judgmental language.

Georgia provides a home pet care service as well as being a financial planner. Malcolm is interested in obtaining home pet care as he is expected to be away from home for a week. After a brief phone call, Georgia attends Malcolm’s home to meet his pets. Malcolm begins to talk to Georgia about the rates for her service and specifically mentions that he requires home pet car for both his award winning rabbit and his tropical fish.

Georgia provides a home pet care service as well as being a financial planner. Malcolm is interested in obtaining home pet care as he is expected to be away from home for a week. After a brief phone call, Georgia attends Malcolm’s home to meet his pets. Malcolm begins to talk to Georgia about the rates for her service and specifically mentions that he requires home pet car for both his award winning rabbit and his tropical fish. He explains that he is soon to show his award winning rabbit at a show in Melbourne where, if he wins, he will receive $10,000. During the conversation Georgia states ‘I am a professional, an animal lover and that this should not be a problem’. She informs Malcolm that her rate for caring for both his rabbit and fish will be $100 per day for a total of $700 for the week she is to care for them. The next day, Georgia emails Malcolm a copy of a standard form contract that she uses with all of her home pet care clients. This standard form contract contains (inter alia) the following clause:
Georgia maintains the highest standards in animal care. However Georgia will not be liable for death or illness of tropical fish due to their specific vulnerabilities.’
Malcolm is very busy preparing for his trip away. Consequently, he does not read the contract but signs it and returns it to Georgia in person along with a cheque for $700. While he is away Georgia attends frequently to the pets but incorrectly feeds the fish the rabbit food and the rabbit the fish food. Upon returning home the following week, Malcolm finds that his tropical fish worth thousands of dollars have died. In addition, due to the rabbit food blocking the aquarium filter, extensive flooding has occurred damaging both furniture and the house Malcolm is renting. Malcolm also finds that the rabbit, has lost all its hair (due to the stress from eating fish food and is no longer able to be shown. Malcolm calls his bank to issue a stop payment on the $700 cheque he gave Georgia.
Required:

  1. Discuss the contractual issues that arise in this situation
  1. Advise Malcolm as to whether he can sue Georgia for breach of contract and, if so, what remedy or remedies should he seek? Does Georgia have any claims against Malcolm?

If in the course of commercial flight, an aircraft falls short of the runway and lands in the approach area (without loss of life) but sustaining damage to not only the aircraft but to buildings and property on the approach path, which remedies if any are there for owners whose properties have been damaged or destroyed.

If in the course of commercial flight, an aircraft falls short of the runway and lands in the approach area (without loss of life) but sustaining damage to not only the aircraft but to buildings and property on the approach path, which remedies if any are there for owners whose properties have been damaged or destroyed.

Some people have suggested that public finance should work to improve the quality of life enjoyed by not only current, but also future generations. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why? Which perspective would most easily include this perspective in the basic tenets of the paradigm you have identified? What reasons can you think of to justify this new position?

Some people have suggested that public finance should work to improve the quality of life enjoyed by not only current, but also future generations. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why? Which perspective would most easily include this perspective in the basic tenets of the paradigm you have identified? What reasons can you think of to justify this new position?

Donald Marshall,Jr., spent 11 years in jail for a crime he did not commit. Describe the points in Marshall's case at which the criminal justice system failed him. What evidence of racism does this case provide? What can be done to overcome systemic racism in the criminal justice system?

Donald Marshall,Jr., spent 11 years in jail for a crime he did not commit. Describe the points in Marshall’s case at which the criminal justice system failed him. What evidence of racism does this case provide? What can be done to overcome systemic racism in the criminal justice system?

In May 2011 Jennifer commenced employment with Reality Bytes Pty Ltd and worked as a sales agent in a call centre with a male manager. In December 2011 she was promoted to the claims department.

Early in 2012 a male colleague (who Jennifer had sat beside in the call centre) made a complaint about harassment and intimidation by the call centre manager. Jennifer was asked by her colleague to come forward and provide supporting information. Jennifer also lodged a formal complaint against the same call centre manager citing harassment and inappropriate behaviour.
You work in the human resources division within Reality Bytes. You decide that these complaints need to be investigated. During the investigation a number of staff, including all of the persons Jennifer suggested could support her allegations, were interviewed. Also, the emails of several staff were searched for evidence of sexual harassment. The search found emails of several staff, including Jennifer, which attached pornographic photographs. (The company has an Electronic Use and Information Security policy which stated: “Employees must not download, retrieve or send sexually explicit, harassing, racist or otherwise discriminatory or illegal material from the Internet or email at any time. The behaviour is considered to be serious misconduct and may result in the instant dismissal of the employee(s) involved.”)
Also discovered, was an email from Jennifer to the other complainant which appeared to indicate that she had some form of personal relationship with him. Further discovered, was an email from Jennifer to the call centre manager which appeared to express appreciation for his constant flirting.
When Jennifer was questioned she denied any personal relationship with the other complainant beyond a normal working relationship. Further Jennifer stated that she had forwarded the pornographic email to her manager (at his request) and a female colleague (who had asked why she looked so shocked). Jennifer did not reveal that she had also sent the pornographic email to two members of her family, a female person who did not work for Reality Bytes and a further work colleague.
You have come to the conclusion that her complaint cannot be substantiated.
One of the employees you interviewed now brings to your attention a blog that Jennifer recently wrote on a social-networking webpage. The blog can be accessed by a Google search with the words ‘Jen’ and ‘corruption’. The following wording was on a page alongside a photograph of Jennifer and her name:
“Friday, June 22, 2012
I am sitting here … trying to figure out where I went wrong. I believe that you should always defend the truth, and find the courage to stand up for what is right. There is a place that shall remain unnamed that I thought was based on the same principles.
I have just been thru an investigation that in the end, advanced corruption. The investigation sought to ensure that evidence was tampered with, was controlled and was biased. It was set to make the victim the perpetrator and that any accusation against the real perpetrator, was ignored.
This man was sexually advancing himself on his colleagues. When there were a couple of people that were courageous enough to come forward their statements were dismissed because they were deemed as friends.
Where is the concern of the Senior Management that is meant to be protecting the workers from harassment, intimidation, bullying and sexual advances that were UNWANTED, UNINVITED AND UNSOLICITED?
At the end of the investigation, I was told that it was all unsubstantiated. That he has witnesses and people within the workplace that said I instigated it all. I wanted it. Not one signed statement on his behalf. But two signed statements on my behalf, one from the employee that sat next to me every day for 5 months. He was conveniently sacked the day they were meant to deliver their results and because he was sacked his statement was not credible.
Not once in their entire investigation did they stand down or suspend the Perpetrator so that it could be a fair and equitable investigation. Instead they sacked the other person that made a complaint of harassment and bullying against him, and told me to take as much time off and that it didn’t affect my holiday or sick pay. They turned around my statement, and instead hunted me.
Jen”
You write a letter to Jennifer requesting her to remove the blog and to cease publishing it (and any other material that has the real potential to damage the reputation of the Company) in the public arena. Jennifer replies that she intended it to be only available to ‘friends’ and that the blog was considered the gentlest and safest way to attempt to bring other aggrieved colleagues forward who have otherwise been too scared about losing their jobs to come forward. Jennifer has not removed it.
You need to decide what the best course of action for Reality Bytes to take, within the law, in dealing with Jennifer and then you are to ‘run it past a lawyer’. Write a letter to a lawyer practising in a suitable area of law along the following lines:
introduce yourself;

  • explain the fact situation (the legally relevant facts);
  • explain what Reality Bytes wants to do and how you think Reality Bytes is entitled to act, within the law (ie, the course of action you have worked out is the best one for Reality Bytes); and
  • ask the lawyer for advice about the legality of your plans and about any other legal concerns you have arising from these facts.

Studying Rich as a Case in Point

1-work specifically with the Rich’s poems presented in your text
2-consider the question of what the poems show of revision, not merely at the language level but at the idea level
3-address some of the larger questions of writing, culture, and gender raised by Rich
4-incorporate the work of Freire in his “The Banking Concept of Education” as it can be shown to relate to Rich’s work here
5-should take care to acknowledge the voices Freire and Rich but not at the expense of your own; let your own voice come through strongly in this conversation of ideas
6-make a compelling argument, unified with a single controlling idea/thesis tied together with a clear conclusion
7-have an interesting opener and a resonating close
8-be fully developed and well-supported with logical reason, clear evidence, and highly specific detail
9-have an effective title—one that is interesting, representative of the work is about, and creative

“Discrimination is a likely occurrence during the recruitment process. Discuss this statement in relation to the human resource practices and the issues relating to personality, perceptions and values of managers” provide some arguments that against, support the statement, and identify whether it is agree or disagree in the conclusion

“Discrimination is a likely occurrence during the recruitment process. Discuss this statement in relation to the human resource practices and the issues relating to personality, perceptions and values of managers” provide some arguments that against, support the statement, and identify whether it is agree or disagree in the conclusion

Career Counseling Theory and Relationship Strategies: The Case of Naomi

The Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT) looks to both the motivation of the individual and to their behaviour while developing their career (Gushue & Whitson, 2006). It takes into consideration the client’s perception of the self via ‘self-efficacy’, which can be directly influenced by their environment (Zunker, 2012). Furthermore SCCT looks at the dysfunctional beliefs of some women who seem to have restricted themselves within the scope of their career development (Zunker, 2012). Bandura (1989) noted that human development and an individual’s environment determine a person’s life path. Therefore, in looking at an individual’s lifespan, it is important to note their socioeconomic status, their family background, educational background and even their biological background and current biological state (Bandura, 1989). A person’s biology can have an impressive impact on their career path in life. Moreover, socioeconomic status also denotes the type of sociocultural condition an individual thrives in, as this will ultimately determine which career path a person will follow.

Describe how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the law influences working with students who have a disability.

Share a case that you have worked on in the past or invent one that will apply to this discussion. You can change the information as you need to in order to address the topics in the discussion. For example, you may change the age or ethnicity of the client. Remember to maintain the confidentiality of the client.
Apply the legal understanding you have gained from your article and coursework while working with a student who has a disability.

Human Nature and War

‘International relations theorists who focus on the individual level of analysis find themselves at odds over two basic premises. One group (human nature theorists), believe that violence is innate to humans and therefore the state (which constitutes a specific geographic group of individuals) becomes a vehicle for which those violent impulses are channeled. The second group (cognitive theorists), see human violence as a learned behavior, not instinctual, and therefore something which could potentially be “unlearned” or “relearned.” In this essay, examine the data produced by both sides of this argument and explain who you think gives the more compelling explanation for violence and war.’

Religion in India presentation in the media

What are stereotypes/ misrepresentations of the religion you see? Give proof/ example to explain how the stereotype exists in the media source you selected.
b. What is the reality of the religion based on your readings for class?
c. Why might these misinterpretations occur?
d. Extrapolate outward—how does this media representation illustrate larger challenges of cultural understanding between India and the US?

The development of the vertebral column

– Which germ layer vertebral column derives from?
– Overview of: gastrulation to paraxial mesoderm, paraxial mesoderm undergoes segmentation to form somites (somitogenesis), differentiation of somites, then congenital scoliosis and spondocostal dysostosis.
What defines paraxial from axial, lateral mesoderm?
– Also maybe some fate mapping that shows vertebral column is from paraxial mesoderm.
– Somites form rostral to caudal, they have anterior/posterior polarity
2) Signalling in segmentation.
3) Differentiation of somites.
Brief Summary.

How Does Rail Access Travel Behaviour Relate to Awareness and Perceptions of Active Travel Affordance?

The release of the Brisbane Economic Development Plan of 2012-13 by the City Council of Brisbane identified a major objective of increasing an additional flow of 343,000 workers and 130,000 jobs across Brisbane by 2021 (Scanlan, Lennon & Broe, 2012). Congruently, rail transport is a major form of transport in Brisbane. Scanlan et al. (2012) indicate that, it dominates during the weekday peak travels, transporting about 40,000 travellers leaving the CBD, accounting for approximately five times more than that of bus travel. However, despite import of rail travel in Brisbane, changing patterns in rail travel access have a tremendous impact on active travel affordance and awareness to passengers. The existing travel models particularly in Brisbane, in focus of Yeerongpilly station, Norman Park station, and Richlands station often fail to predict appropriately the existing changing patterns (Scanlan et al., 2012). Furthermore, planners have not been sufficiently supported in their attempt to map, manage, and plan for these changes, in correspondence to the community travel behaviour in order to enhance active travel affordance. Therefore, the people who travel have a fundamental requisite to map the rail travel patterns for their own benefit of improving travel affordance. This study investigates the capacity of travellers to form a memory representation or cognitive map of their daily travel experience and behaviour in order to determine how this awareness can contribute to active travel affordance.

Conversation Analysis of Theatrical Discourse: Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

Theatrical dialogues are a multifaceted interactive process. They depend on the verbal communication among the participants. Theatrical communications are based on every day communications. Most people, if not all, are involved in drama day after day. Many reflect on its concept and arts, but know little about the particular features and structures of their own practice. This paper, primarily, addresses a theatrical discourse observed mainly in Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett with a practical conversation analysis in terms of irony and adjacency pairs. Analysing theatrical and dramatic discourse may support us in comprehending our daily conversations, thus this analysis.

Term Paper: What is the "inherent right to self-government"? How has the criminal justice system affected this right? What are the implications of the inherent right to self-government for an Aboriginal justice system? How might such a system interact with the Canadian criminal justice system?

Term Paper: What is the “inherent right to self-government”? How has the criminal justice system affected this right? What are the implications of the inherent right to self-government for an Aboriginal justice system? How might such a system interact with the Canadian criminal justice system?
 

Indigenization of the Aboriginal people in Canada and Australia

It is notable that indigenization came about as a result of trying to find balance and provide a competent and superior justice system to the Aboriginal people through ensuring an increased shared cultural space between the indigenous people and the system (Dickson-Gilmore & Prairie, 2005). Dickson-Gilmore and Prairie (2005) further note that the main objective of indigenization was to generate programs that connected with the Aboriginal community and culture and provided a restorative healing approach to solving of differences . These programs were meant to promote fairness and strengthen the justice system.

Case Analysis: Jextra Neighbourhood Stores In Malaysia

Introduction: A brief paragraph that states succinctly the most significant, key aspects or issues raised by the case.
Analysis: Respond to each of the questions/issues listed below. Justify the answers you provide. Your report should recognize, integrate, and cite relevant theories, concepts, and ideas from the required course readings and from conferences activities. Do not restate the facts of the case.

  • What are the major social, ethical, legal challenges that Jextra faces in operating in Malaysia? Are these the kind of issues Chong should have anticipated as a country manager?
  • You read about Siemens in DRS and watched the video on global ethics. Are top managers responsible when corruption is afoot? What individual or situational factors encouraged the alleged bribery and kickbacks at Jextra? What should Chong do about the rumors?
  • Does the Jextra “Business Conduct Code” help Chong in resolving the issues? Based on your study of corporate responsibility reports, suggest specific steps Chong can recommend to Jextra to help build its corporate culture for the long term benefit of the company. How will the actions you recommend to Chong mitigate or eliminate the problems you have identified in your analysis of this case?

Conclusions and Reflection:

  • Assume you are a manager in a foreign subsidiary of a US-based company. What would you advise your staff to do when faced with local expectations of “payoffs” or “referral money?” Where would you go for guidance, either within or outside your company organization? In the absence of guidance, what would you do?
  • What lessons do you take from your analysis as a current or future manager or leader in an international organization or internationalizing company?

 

Using an evidence-based intervention when treating a client with a severe mental illness can, as for other clients, allow a counselor to be assured of the potential for success, as the intervention has been assessed by other counseling professionals and documented as effective.

Many counselors, however, neglect to review the literature regarding the treatment interventions they plan to use. As a counseling student and an intern, it is crucial that you get into the habit of using evidence-based treatment interventions and review the literature related to them. Doing so will serve you well in the long run.
In this paper, you will select an evidence-based intervention strategy for the client you described in Discussion 1. Then, you will explain why you think the intervention strategy will be effective.
To prepare for this paper:
• Reflect on the client you described in Discussion 1. Think about his or her presenting problems and diagnosis.
• Review the article “Psychiatric Rehabilitation Idealized: Multi-Setting Uses and Strategies Over the Course of Severe Mental Illness.” Focus on the treatment strategies discussed in relation to the case study. Think about how these strategies might apply to the client you described.
• Perform an academic search select at least two scholarly articles that discusses evidence-based interventions associated with individuals that have similar presenting problems as your client. The articles must be from a peer-reviewed journal. Reflect on why the interventions are effective for treating the client’s diagnosis.
With these thoughts in mind:
Write a brief description of an evidenced-based intervention strategy that you would use with the client you described in Discussion 1. In your description, be sure to include the diagnosis and presenting problems that the intervention addresses. Then, explain why you think this is an effective intervention for treating the client’s diagnosis, citing evidence from the article(s) you selected.

The Value of Digital Privacy in an Information Technology Age

List and describe at least three (3) technologies that allow an individual to research citizens’ private data.
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of public access to this information, both for the researchers and those who are being “ investigated”.
Determine what measures citizens can take to protect private information or information they do not want to be disclosed.
Discuss a federal law that grants the federal government the legal right to make private information on U.S. citizens available to the public, and whether or not you agree with this law.
Determine whether there are “electronic privacy laws” that can prevent others from having access to “private information” as well as how effective they are.

Google has been pursuing a social platform for several years, and the evolution of their attempts follows Orkut, Open Social, Buzz and now Google+. Explain why it is so important for Google to enter this Facebook-dominated market and be successful. Do they need to rise to #1 in the social web to be successful?

Google has been pursuing a social platform for several years, and the evolution of their attempts follows Orkut, Open Social, Buzz and now Google+. Explain why it is so important for Google to enter this Facebook-dominated market and be successful. Do they need to rise to #1 in the social web to be successful?
Discuss the revenue-generating potential for Google and Facebook. Who is better poised to compete and dominate in this market?
Explain the difference between the approaches used by Facebook and Google. Google believes a person’s first contact with the web will be through search, Facebook takes a more social approach, suggesting that we connect through our friends to discover what we want from the web. Which do you believe is the better approach? Why?
Describe the security issues surrounding the social web. Are you concerned? Why or why not?

Personal Statement: Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?

Personal Statement: Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?

Personal statement: What is your intended major? Discuss how your interest in the subject developed and describe any experience you have had in the field — such as volunteer work, internships and employment, participation in student organizations and activities — and what you have gained from your involvement.

Personal statement: What is your intended major? Discuss how your interest in the subject developed and describe any experience you have had in the field — such as volunteer work, internships and employment, participation in student organizations and activities — and what you have gained from your involvement.

PTSD in African Americans in the US Navy

PTSD belongs to a class of psychological problems known as anxiety disorders. It normally develops once a person has been exposed to an overwhelmingly stressful, shocking or terrifying event(What is PTSD?, 1997). Like other military personnel who are often involved in combat, the US Navy is also predisposed to PTSD as a result of the impacts of combat on mental stability. PTSD among the US Navy may also result from training accidents, terrorist attacks, assault, or being victims of physical or sexual abuse. It is noteworthy that an event that is traumatic for one person might not be traumatic for another person. This is because there are factors that determine the degree to which a person will experience an event as traumatic. For example, the likelihood of an event being perceived as traumatic is high if it was not expected to happen, one was not prepared for it, and if one felt powerless to control it. Victims of PTSD often feel unsafe and experience moments of sudden or prolonged anxiety(War-Related PTSD, n.d).

For the midterm project, you will be asked to draft a1500 word formal briefing memo in standard briefing memo format for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on a current international legal question or issue covered in the first half of course. We will discuss in class the exact format of this memo.

For the midterm project, you will be asked to draft a1500 word formal briefing memo in standard briefing memo format for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on a current international legal question or issue covered in the first half of course. We will discuss in class the exact format of this memo.

Please write an essay evaluating whether the Supreme Court’s decision preventing the federal government the power to implement the Securities Act under the trade and commerce was correct in law?

In 2010, the Government of Canada tabled the proposed Canadian Securities Act, which would have created a national securities regulator. The proposed Act was built on provincial securities regulation and would have harmonized existing legislation in the form of a single statute. It proposed significant changes in terms of governance, adjudication, financial stability, and regulatory and criminal enforcement, and provided a wide scope of authority to regulate financial instruments and participants in capital markets.
The Government of Canada referred the proposed Act to the Supreme Court of Canada for its opinion and essentially asked the following question: Is the proposed Canadian Securities Act within the legislative authority of the Parliament of Canada? The Supreme Court responded to that question in Reference re Securities Act, 2011 SCC 66 and found that the Securities Act as presently drafted was not valid under the general branch of the federal power to regulate trade and commerce under s. 91(2) of the Constitution Act, 1867.
Please write an essay evaluating whether the Supreme Court’s decision preventing the federal government the power to implement the Securities Act under the trade and commerce was correct in law? In particular, compare the approach of our Supreme Court to the trade and commerce power in the Constitution Act, 1867 with the approach of the United States Supreme Court to the American trade and commerce power. Are there any useful lessons in the American interpretative experience that the Canadian Supreme Court should have applied in this Reference? Please fully explain your position within the terms of the relevant Constitutional case law.

A significant part of the MMS experience involves honing your ability to work effectively within a diverse team. In a professional, volunteer, or academic setting, describe how you overcame a challenging situation within a team

A significant part of the MMS experience involves honing your ability to work effectively within a diverse team. In a professional, volunteer, or academic setting, describe how you overcame a challenging situation within a team. What role did you play? What was the result? What did you learn about yourself?

Choose and focus on three films from the above lists. Discuss and compare the generic characteristics and historical evolution of Hong Kong martial arts, action, and/or gangster/crime-thriller films in terms of theme, plot, and/or style.

Dragon Gate Inn (Dir. King Hu, 1967)
Fist of Fury (Dir. Lo Wei, starring Bruce Lee, 1972)
Rumble in the Bronx (Dir. Stanley Tong, starring Jackie Chan, 1995)
A Better Tomorrow (Dir. John Woo, starring Chow Yun-fat, 1986)
Infernal Affairs (Dir. Andrew Lau and Alan Mak, 2002)
 
One-Armed Swordsman (Dir. Chang Cheh, 1967)
Enter the Dragon (Dir. Robert Clouse, starring Bruce Lee, 1972)
Once upon a Time in China (Dir. Tsui Hark, starring Jet Li, 1991)
Drunken Master (Dir. Yuen Woo-ping, starring Jackie Chan, 1978)
Supercop (Dir. Stanley Tong, starring Jackie Chan, 1992)
Wing Chun (Dir. Yuen Woo-ping, starring Michelle Yeoh, 1994)
The Killer (Dir. John Woo, starring Chow Yun-fat, 1989)
Ip Man (Dir. Wilson Yip, starring Donnie Yen, 2008)
Ip Man 2 (Dir. Wilson Yip, starring Donnie Yen, 2010)

The Relationship between Cofilin rods inclusions and Phospho-Tau in the Alzheimer Brain.

Abstract (150 words)
A brief short summary of the research article:Motivation/problem statement, Methods/procedure/approach, Results/findings,Conclusion/implications.
Introduction ( 450 words)
*A Literature review of the 4 articles indicating the reason behind doing these experiments. Possible outcomes and objectives of the experiments.
* The role of cofilin in AD and normal ageing. Is there any relationship associated with cofilin in Alzheimer brain.
* Thephosphorlation of tau in AD.
* Look into the relationship between cofilin and tau in Alzheimer disease (AD)
Methods (300 words)
Materials used in research.
Results (300 words)
Figures and findings observed to determine the objectives of the research. In the uploaded articles I have highlighted a specific figures to help in writing this section.
Discussion (1000 words)
*Was the hypothesis in article number 1 and 2 addressed in the findings?
*Relationship between cofilin and tau also if they co-localize with each other or with different antibodies.
*Any implications or further study should be done n the future.


 

Alzheimer's Disease

Talk about what Alzheimer’s is, how it is diagnosed, symptoms, and current treatments. The rest of the paper should cover the effects of Alzheimer’s on the individual including cognitive, emotional, and how this disease affects the loved ones of the individual. Also, discuss genetics and the role they play in Alzheimer’s

Technological advancement effects on Teenagers

Audience purpose and genre, I want to convince the teenagers who are the majority users of laptops and other wireless apparatus that there is a health risk involved in constant use of wireless gadgets. I will achieve this goal through the clear demonstration of the impact of wireless technology on the brain cell composition and the spread of cancer.
Technological advancement has had a great impact on teenagers’ life in general. The discovery of cable and wireless technology as a way of enhancing information has been hailed as a big milestone in the history of humanity. Teenage Life activities have been significantly improved with the growth of wireless communication. Although cable was the first medium of communication, the discovery of wireless communication has created more opportunities in life. There are many effects of wireless and cable technology in the lives of teenagers (Huurdeman, 2010). The effects are both positive and negative. Due to the available options, it has become arguable to decide which of the two mediums is best for teenagers in the society. Cable is noted as one of the safest ways of communication as it poses no health risks to the user.

"Cloud Formation."

I will discuss how clouds actually form, how ancient cultures viewed clouds, and how artists and writers from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds have used clouds in their work. I will include my own ideas on why cloud formations are important to all of us as a cultural, artistic and scientific meeting ground where we can begin to build bridges of understanding.

Netflix Case Study

Situation Synopsis:
Netflix is a “internet based” movie/DVD rental service provider with physical distribution channels, their differentiation strategy is their vast and rare selection, overnight delivery (speed), flat rate monthly fees, and no late fees policy is what gives them a competitive edge in the movie/DVD rental industry.

In the United States, religion is frequently equated with spirituality or a personal relationship with God. What do we learn about Islamic spirituality from the sayings of Imam ‘Ali and the poetry and prose of Jalal al-Din Rumi? What do these two individuals teach about faith? What are the qualities of people who are close to God? Can non-Muslims benefit from their teachings?

In the United States, religion is frequently equated with spirituality or a personal relationship with God. What do we learn about Islamic spirituality from the sayings of Imam ‘Ali and the poetry and prose of Jalal al-Din Rumi? What do these two individuals teach about faith? What are the qualities of people who are close to God? Can non-Muslims benefit from their teachings?

Social Problem Analysis: Prostitution

For this essay you need to analyze a social problem of your choosing. Your essay should address each of the following points listed below.
•Define and describe the problem: Provide statistics, research, examples, or personal experiences as needed.
•Justify why the problem you have selected is important or deserves attention: In other words, why does it matter…why should society care about the problem you have selected?
•Studying the Problem: What is the best way to study the problem you have selected?
•Discuss possible causes of the problem: For example, what groups, people, events or factors do
you think have caused the problem or continue to perpetuate it?
•Discuss the consequences of the problem: For example, how is this problem affecting individuals…groups…society in general?
•Discuss possible solutions to the problem: For example, what can realistically be done about the problem? Who is responsible for making things better…the individual…corporations, business, or other organizations…government?

Sports Management Career Opportunities

Select a career in the Sports Industry that you would like to obtain in the future. Choose a position that is a “dream” job for you. Create a detailed and organized plan on how you would obtain that position. Begin with your education and current position and develop a timeline that describes in detail how you will eventually obtain your “dream” job in the sports industry. Make sure you describe each position that you will need to obtain along the way as you advance into your “dream” job. Feel free to use charts, tables, and/or diagrams to help explain your career path

Research paper on a Multi-National Company that does business in at least 3 different countries.

The paper should address the following things:
1. A brief description of the company, its mission and values.
2. The countries that it operates in and the products and services that it provides.
3. Identification of its competitors and their market share.
4. The company’s foreign investment strategy.
5. A thorough evaluation of the company’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and
threats.
6. A recommendation of a strategy for survival and profitability.

Culture is clearly a concern when marketing in other countries. Despite the nebulous nature of the subject, there are some ways we can establish clarity in identifying cultural dimensions and how to deal with them. Explain these ways of establishing clarity and apply them to 3 distinct cultural environments we have covered in our case/article readings.

Culture is clearly a concern when marketing in other countries. Despite the nebulous nature of the subject, there are some ways we can establish clarity in identifying cultural dimensions and how to deal with them. Explain these ways of establishing clarity and apply them to 3 distinct cultural environments we have covered in our case/article readings.

A European company that buys computing equipment from a Japanese manufacturer and then installs and services that equipment is looking to expand internationally. It is a relatively small company with limited resources. The company has some proprietary technology that it wants to protect and is concerned about losing this competitive advantage. The company has been told about 5 modes of entry that it can consider; Direct Exporting; Licensing; Indirect Exporting; Wholly Owned Subsidiary; Franchising. Explain each one in terms of advantages and disadvantages in the context of this company. Which are the more relevant options for this company and why?

A European company that buys computing equipment from a Japanese manufacturer and then installs and services that equipment is looking to expand internationally. It is a relatively small company with limited resources. The company has some proprietary technology that it wants to protect and is concerned about losing this competitive advantage. The company has been told about 5 modes of entry that it can consider; Direct Exporting; Licensing; Indirect Exporting; Wholly Owned Subsidiary; Franchising. Explain each one in terms of advantages and disadvantages in the context of this company. Which are the more relevant options for this company and why?

"Interfaithing"

Discuss what each of these phrases mean in the light of what Eboo Patel shares in his books, presentations, lectures, or examples about becoming interfaith bridge builders by Eboo Patel.
**What qualities do leaders need to develop to become interfaith bridge builders?
**If you were responsible for helping students develop leadership qualities for interfaith bridge building at a university, what 2 or 3 ways could be utilized? Discuss them briefly…
Include a thesis statement that guides the reader.

Should the President be allowed to kill terrorism suspects without a trial?

The purpose of each of these response essays is to encourage you to become familiar with issues in American Politics. However, these exercises are also designed to increase your critical thinking and writing skills. You will be required to do more than summarize information. To earn the best grade possible on this paper, you will need to integrate information into your essay to produce a legible, polished product. Assignment -Should the President be allowed to kill terrorism suspects without a trial? This American Political topic covers an issue of debate in American Politics; your job is to help the reader understand the debate and where you stand on it. You must identify arguments for and against each side of the debate on the topic. After laying out both sides, you will then argue which side you think is correct. Essay Structure The essay should include an introduction, main body, and conclusion. The introduction should be short and concise. The purpose of the introduction is not to take up space, but to prepare the reader of your essay for what is to come. The introduction should do three things. First, it should outline the topic you will cover in the essay. Second, it should tell the reader why the chosen topic is important. Third, it should give the reader a clear idea of where you are going in your paper. In other words, it should be a roadmap that tells the reader what to expect as they read on, as well as what you plan to argue. If a reader leaves the introductory section uncertain of what you are doing, than you have failed in properly setting the stage for your essay. After the essay comes the main body of the paper. This section should occupy the bulk (or body) of your essay. As noted earlier, you need to lay out and discuss arguments for each side of the debate. To be very clear, you need to present a minimum of three arguments supporting each side. Note that you cannot simply say what they arguments are, you need to actually talk about why the argument supports the side that it does. I would plan on devoting a page to each side of whatever topic you choose. Following the presentation of arguments, I expect you to critique the arguments of both sides. A critique is your attempt to find the flaws in the arguments that have been presented in support of one side. Regardless of how you feel about the issue, you should be able to see the weak spots in both sides. I want you to specifically identify those weak spots. For example, the claim that abortion on demand should not be overturned by the Supreme Court typically is supported by the argument that there is a right of privacy in the Constitution. A critique could note that the Constitution does not enumerate a right of privacy. Another example would be if an author writes that the death penalty deters crime and offers evidence of a low rate of violent crime in states where executions (say, Texas) are common. An example of a critique is the retort that there are multiple factors causing a lower rate of violent crime. How does the author know that the use of the death penalty is the cause? This section should be about a page or so. After you critique both sides, I want you to take a side and tell me where you stand and why. To be clear, you must take a position. You cannot receive full credit if you do not take a stand. This section should be relatively short, perhaps two paragraphs long. You should then close with a short conclusion (one or two paragraphs). You must include citations for where you got the evidence / ideas that you presented in the essay. Note that I will penalize those who fail to give proper credit to outside sources.

The exercise calls for you to form an assessment of yourself as a possible project manager and then to, if at all possible, confirm it with another person

The following items will be assessed in particular:

  • The degree to which you have carried out the assignment completely, or clarified why you could not and investigated alternatives
  • Your ability to describe your experiences clearly and draw conclusions from them, not just narrate events
  • Your ability to focus on the overall purposes of the assignment, not just its specific steps
  • Your use of some in-text references to what you have read, where appropriate; please cite all sources properly

When you have completed the assessment, to the degree that you are able to, think about it for a bit; then prepare a short paper describing the following:

  • a brief summary of your experience taking the assessment, noting anyone else who was involved and what you did (if possible, attach a copy of your actual instrument)
  • the areas that emerged from the assessment as your particular strengths, as shown on the assessment instrument that you’re attaching
  • any areas that emerged from the assessment as areas in which you would like to strengthen your competence, also as shown on the assessment instrument that you’re attaching
  • anything that surprised you about the results of this assessment, if anything
  • what specific steps you could take to strengthen your project management competence — be as specific as you can, in the interests of getting the most value from the exercise for yourself
  • your overall opinion of this instrument as a measure of project management competence — what it measures well, anything that you believe it does not measure well or at all

It is really important that you get a second opinion about your skills from someone who knows you, preferably in the work context. If for some reason you can’t get a second opinion as part of this exercise, be sure that you explain well why it’s not possible.

Identify one or two (HIV/AIDS IN Kenya) national health priorities for a specific developing country.

1. Discuss the justification for this being a national health priority and the criteria that you have used.
2. Analyse and discuss the obstacles to effective policy making and or implementation for this (or these) national health priority issue (or issues).
Key Assessment Criteria
Show that you understand the qualities required for “National Health Priorities” and the complexity of policy making and implementation.

In recent years, there have been increased flows of outward FDI originatedfrom emerging markets.Please discuss the importance of outward FDI to the home and the hostcountries and their future trend.

The objective of this assignment is to keep you aware and spark your interest inCurrent multinational financial management issues. In this assignment you are required to review and consider multinational financialmanagement finance theory and apply the theory to a practical task.The assignmentis to research the topics given below according to multinational financialmanagement theory and practice.

The purpose of the personal profile assignment is to bring all of those activities together and ask you to consider those reflections to determine whether your thoughts have lead you to acknowledge that some form of change is necessary. We have asked you to focus on your strengths to enable you to understand where, in a given situation, you may be able to use your strengths to change your actions and potentially improve the outcome.

Step 1 Your current skill level incorporating 360 feedback
The purpose of this section of the assignment is to encourage you to develop greater insight into your current level of self-leadership skill development through an analysis of the feedback instruments used in this unit (questionnaires, as well as feedback from self and others). If you wish to refer to some of the specific details of these tools please use them as an Appendix.
To analyse data you might look for scores where there is some difference between your perceived skills and the strengths identified by your associates. Take the opportunity to explore these differences and seek, if possible, to reconcile or at least understand the source of the difference. You might also compare your score with the maximum score possible. Carefully consider the items in each scale. These items might help provide you with specific information that you can use for developing change goals.
The analysis of your strengths can focus explicitly on a specific area if you wish, or alternatively you may like to explore a couple of topics. You need to identify weaknesses that have the potential to undermine the achievement of your development area, as well as strengths you can use in order to improve the other skills areas. You do not need to analyse every tool that has been provided for you in this paper, however it is expected that you use at least 4 different instruments. (In this section, you need to incorporate links to Johari Window (week 1 readings); and an analysis of the actual instruments, self bias and bias from others, no more than 100 words on this. It is expected that you will use theory when identifying different forms of bias or weaknesses associated with self assessment instruments).
This analysis forms the foundation of the assignment and the learning being encouraged – 500 to 750 words (two to three double-lined spaced pages) is likely to be needed. At the end of this analysis you should have identified the specific area you would like to develop as well as the potential weaknesses you will need to address in your action plan; and, other strengths you could utilize to help with the achievement of your development area.
As you have been progressing through the unit, the ‘lightbulb’ activities (your personal blog), have encouraged you to reflect upon your practice. These are the reflections that you need to discuss at this point. Your reflections are likely to include your emotional reactions, your thoughts about it, and certainly your behaviour in the situation. Why did you react/feel/think this way? What assumptions is your behaviour/feelings based on? Are these beliefs valid? How do they limit your actions or actions of others? Are there better alternatives? How would you have liked to acted? (approximately 200 words)

Step 2: Reflecting on an area of strength and an area for improvement
Next, it is important to explore in detail an experience related to the topic area (area of development) that you have identified from your analysis. The purpose of the reflection is to deepen your analysis of your strengths and your area for development. For example, suppose your have ‘realistic optimism’ as an area of either strength or something that you would like to improve. Recall a past (or current) situation that illustrates your level of realistic optimism. Briefly describe the situation and/or task you were engaged in. This establishes the context and should be written concisely (no more than 5-6 sentences, or small paragraph). You do not have to provide the names of other people involved in the situation
This next section needs to be undertaken in detail. You need to reflect on how you reacted. Your reactions are likely to include your emotional reactions, your thoughts about it, and certainly your behaviour in the situation. Why did you react/feel/think this way? What assumptions is your behaviour/feelings based on? Are these beliefs valid? How do they limit your actions or actions of others? Are there better alternatives?
The final step in the process is to identify your learning. Your learning, when acknowledged explicitly, encourages you to continually use this learning to improve on your skill when faced with a similar situation in the future.
This section is likely to take approximately 500 to 750 words (two to three double-lined spaced pages).
Step: Self-leadership skills literature overview
In order to provide an understanding of your ‘new skill’ undertake a brief literature to provide you with a base to work from. The focus of this paper is on your skill development, so I do not recommend spending a lot of time on the foundation literature – 250 words (one double-lined spaced page) would be sufficient.

Step 4: Achieving personal and professional change (revisit weeks 6+ for this section)
Once you have clearly identified an area for improvement you will need to set a change goal. This should be framed such that it is consistent with goal setting theory i.e. your goal should be SMART specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-framed. Also consider the time it will take to achieve your goal. It is acceptable, initially at least, to frame both long-term and short-term goals. Goals need to be in line with the content covered in this unit.
You have identified what you need to change. You then need to focus is on how you might go about changing behaviour or belief or an emotional reaction. You can refer once again to the work that you have undertaken in the ‘packaged files’ throughout the unit to support your action plans. This is also a useful point to re-connect with the theory that you have introduced earlier to briefly explain why this is an important area for your career development.
Make sure your action plan is complete in that it identifies all of the critical activities necessary to achieve your goal. That is it is expected that you will incorporate the self leadership strategies identified in this unit in your action plan. That is, utilize thought, behaviour and emotion focused strategies (revisit week 2 learning resource file). Ensure you identify how you will overcome any potential threats (habits, self talk, etc) that may hinder your change program, as well as identify specifically how/when/what rewards you will incorporate; also how will you measure ‘success’.
You may like to use tables and dot points in order to describe your plans. This section is likely to take approximately 500 (two double-lined spaced pages).
Conclusion
Just as with the introduction all assignments, reports, papers, academic notes and so on should be effectively concluded. The conclusion draws together the main points of the paper in order to emphasise to the reader the importance of the views raised. Like the introduction, the conclusion does not need to be lengthy – a single paragraph is all that is necessary (e.g., approximately 200 words).
 

Think of a time when you encountered a resistant client. What specific behaviors did the client exhibit that seemed resistant to you? How did these behaviors hinder the counseling process?

Whether you addressed these behaviors successfully or struggled with finding more appropriate methods for doing so, skills for dealing with client resistance are crucial to your work as a counselor.
In this paper, you will consider a client with whom you have worked whose behaviors seemed resistant, evaluate the strategies you used to address these behaviors, and suggest a strategy that may have been more effective.
Review the article “The ‘No-Show’ Phenomenon and the Issue of Resistance Among African American Female Patients at an Urban Health Care Center.” Reflect on the strategies that might be used to address the types of resistant behaviors discussed.
• Consider various strategies which may have been more effective than those you used to address your client’s resistant behaviors.
With these thoughts in mind:
Write a brief description of a client with whom you worked who exhibited resistant behaviors. Describe at least two of the behaviors that he or she exhibited. Then, describe the strategies you used to address the behaviors, evaluating the effectiveness of each strategy. Finally, suggest at least one strategy you may have used that could have more effectively addressed the behaviors.

Globalization and Innovation. The Apple Inc. case Study

Read the case study on Apple Inc and answer the following questions:
Critically evaluate the impact that Innovation has had on the policies of Apple Inc.. Analyse the pros and the cons of such policies.
Agreed Steve Jobs was instrumental in Apple’s turnaround strategy but given the recent economic crisis in the USA and the global financial recession and the environmental factors affecting Apple Inc, if you were the CEO of Apple Inc, what changes would

Walmart: The Future is Sustainability

Sam Walton founded Walmart in 1962 as a Discount Store, in Rogers, Arkansas. Though Walmart growth was slow, over the next five decades, the company grew from a small chain to an international corporation with more than 8,000 facilities around the globe. Estimates indicate that the company’s competent employees serve more than 200 million of customers on weekly basis (Ferrell, Fraedrich & Ferrell, 2011). Sam advocated for the ’10-foot rule’ in case customers needed help with anything while in the store, ethics that Walmart still applies to date. Walmart officially became the largest grocery chain in 2002 and was listed first by the Fortune 500, a position it has held eight times leading to 2010 (Ferrell et al, 2011). The company has also been recognized for its efforts towards sustainable development. This paper briefly examines Walmart’s growth taking special concern on the company’s relationship with its stakeholders, the ethical issues that concern these stakeholders, as well the sustainability plans. The paper will identify the most important concepts or idea, recent updates concerning Walmart, and the knowledge gained from the analysis.

Ecological Awareness

Ecological awareness is also known as environmentalism. It refers to an ideology encompassing the need to conserve the environment and to protect it from any harm. The philosophy also serves to improve the environment through such activities as planting trees. Environmentalism seeks to include both human and non-human components that make up the environment. This movement advocates for improvement, protection and refurbishment of the innate flora and fauna in their natural environments. People who are in support of this movement are referred to as environmentalists. The movement was first initiated in order to control the spread of pollution across the world. Pollution was attributed to the rapid industrialization that has taken place in several parts of the world in the 1940’s. When it comes to ecological awareness, teachers should be at the forefront in advocating it to their students because they are the people who spend the most time with them.

Many of the rules and policies governing everyday life have been shaped and re-shaped by the work of groups and/or individuals trying to create a more fair, just, or sensible society. We have all witnessed, been a part of, or affected by changes in rules and policies at school, at work, in our hometowns, states, counties, etc. The purpose of this assignment is to draw on such experience, identify a problem or problematic policy/situation, and propose a viable and probable solution to the problem. You will argue for this solution, aiming to convince your target audience that this is the best solution to the problem.

Many of the rules and policies governing everyday life have been shaped and re-shaped by the work of groups and/or individuals trying to create a more fair, just, or sensible society. We have all witnessed, been a part of, or affected by changes in rules and policies at school, at work, in our hometowns, states, counties, etc. The purpose of this assignment is to draw on such experience, identify a problem or problematic policy/situation, and propose a viable and probable solution to the problem. You will argue for this solution, aiming to convince your target audience that this is the best solution to the problem.

Term paper: Assess: “Plato violates his own Principle of Specialization by requiring philosophers, who are best at grasping the ineffable Forms, to perform a completely different task, namely to be in charge of government — which has little or nothing to do with speculative philosophy!”

Term paper: Assess: “Plato violates his own Principle of Specialization by requiring philosophers, who are best at grasping the ineffable Forms, to perform a completely different task, namely to be in charge of government — which has little or nothing to do with speculative philosophy!”

In Fall 1987, Henry Mintzberg published an article in the California Management Review that defined strategy as having five Ps. Strategy can be a plan, a ploy, a pattern, position, and perspective. Do you agree or disagree with Mintzberg's definition? Support your position

In Fall 1987, Henry Mintzberg published an article in the California Management Review that defined strategy as having five Ps. Strategy can be a plan, a ploy, a pattern, position, and perspective. Do you agree or disagree with Mintzberg’s definition? Support your position

McDonald’s: Strategic Philanthropy Initiatives

Strategic philanthropy is the concerted use of a company’s expertise or resources to address social needs and often has internal as well as external benefits. This project will look at determining ways companies can leverage their expertise to address social causes using the case of McDonald’s, Strategic Philanthropy Initiatives

Define capitalism and explore its most significant features. What do all capitalisms have in common? Why has capitalism manifest in various forms in different times and geographical areas? What are the strengths and weaknesses of capitalism?

Define capitalism and explore its most significant features. What do all capitalisms have in common? Why has capitalism manifest in various forms in different times and geographical areas? What are the strengths and weaknesses of capitalism?

Compare and contrast the views of Tylor-Frazer, Marx-Freud, and Durkheim-Geertz on the nature and role of religion in human life.

Compare and contrast the views of Tylor-Frazer, Marx-Freud, and Durkheim-Geertz on the nature and role of religion in human life. Specifically, your answer should include: 1. What are their views of the nature of religion? 2. How they see the role of religion in human life in the past and in the present? 3. Which of the pair of views, if any, sees religion in the most positive light? And finally, 4. Which is the interpretation of religion from the three pairs that you most favor or identify with (if you disagree with all three views, then say why you find their interpretation inadequate)?

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button movie: How is aging represented in a positive way and what are some examples? How ageist attitudes expressed and what are some examples? What would you do to combat ageism at the individual, family and community level?

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button movie: How is aging represented in a positive way and what are some examples? How ageist attitudes expressed and what are some examples? What would you do to combat ageism at the individual, family and community level?

The purpose of this assignment is to synthesize one strategy for the application of a specific nursing theory to resolving a problem or issue of nursing practice in nursing leadership, nursing education, nursing informatics, or health policy.

Content

  1. Introduction to the paper includes a few general statements on the idea of nursing theory being applied to solve problems/issues in nursing practice, regardless of the specialty area of practice. For example, why would one pick a nursing theory to solve a practice problem? Would a grand, middle-range, or practice theory be best? Does the writer have any experience in using nursing theory this way? In addition,a brief one-paragraph summary of aspecific nursing theory and information on the sections of the paper are provided. The selected nursing theory can be a grand theory, a middle-range theory, or a practice theory.
  2. Description of the problem/issue for which strategies will be developed. The problem to be resolved must be in nursing leadership, nursing education, nursing informatics, or health policy. Scholarly evidence supporting the issue is included. The problem/issue could be local to one’s specific practice setting. For example, the setting might be a nursing unit, a nursing-education program, an informatics department, or a health-policy unit of a consulting firm. The problem/issue needs to be something that a nursing theory can impact, whether it solves the actual problem/issue or enables people affected by the problem/issue to deal with it. It is best if the problem/issue is from real life – something the writer of the paper has dealt with or is currently engaged in.

Some examples (these are fictitious examples)

  1. A nursing unit has experienced rapid turnover of professional staff, including several nurse managers. A new nurse manager from outside of the nursing unit is appointed.
  2. Informatics nurse specialists face a lot of resistance from all healthcare professionals to implementation of a computer-based order entry program. The implementation date will not be changed.
  3. A nurse educator is assigned to take over a large class of undergraduate nursing students, with a mix of young adults and adults returning for a second degree. The subject is difficult, students have not been doing well, and frustration and tempers are impeding group work.
  4. A health-policy nurse specialist works for a consulting firm that lobbies on behalf of many healthcare professions. Within the specialist’s work unit, there is much debate over the pros and cons of various policies being proposed for attention in the coming year.
  1. Applying concepts and principles from the selected theory, one strategy for resolving the identified issueis described in depth. Details on how the theory would be applied are included (consider: who, what, when, where, and how). Rationales for the strategy as well as evidence from scholarly literature are included. One ethical and/or legal aspect of the strategy is discussed. Expected outcome(s) from implementing the strategy are proposed.
  2. Concluding statements include new knowledge about applying nursing theory gained by writing the paper

The proposal is meant to control anything undertaken within internet including social media like facebook, twitter and Skype

The proposal is meant to control anything undertaken within internet including social media like facebook, twitter and Skype. The proposal calls for these service providers to maintain their information for two years. These moves have been undertaken by government across the world such as United States and Europe father the September 11 terrorists attacks. Therefore, the arguments put across are historical. So far, Australian government has subjected its resident to numerous and rigorous monitoring on telecommunications. These decisions made are political because Australian government wants to align its initiatives with those of other countries like United States and European nations. Therefore, Australian legal policies and assumptions build with regard to what transpired in other nations. The proposal is important as its results. For instance, after the implementation, the Australian government monitors all activities within the social media. This information emanates from world socialist web site managed by international committee of the fourth international.

Help One Help All

Many people in the world today are victims of different forms of violence. Terrorist attacks leave behind thousands of physically injured and emotionally scarred people. Cases of domestic violence have also been on the increase, resulting in children and spouses getting hurt. Incidences of rape have also escalated, both in the streets and at home. All of these affected individuals require intensive and extensive physical, spiritual and emotional therapy in order to recover from whatever form of violence they suffered (Young, 2003). As a victim’s advocate, I have a duty to ensure persons who suffer any form of violence receive the help they need to rebuild their lives. Help One Help All (HOHA), a victim assistance office, will be a place where victims of violence will be provided adequate medical, legal and psychological aid. The purpose of this paper is to present an organization where victims can go to receive victim assistance. I intend to identify the various components of such an organization: the sources of funding, the overall structure of the office, the agencies and entities of which we will interact with, and also the services that will be provided.

Research Question: What are the challenges in managing quality in virtual projects and how can technology use to mitigate these problems?

Outline:
I. Abstract
II. Introduction
III. What makes project virtual?
IV. What issues plague virtual teams?

  1. Cultures
  2. Communication
  3. Role Confusion
  4. Leadership

V. How can technology be used to address these issues?

  1. Technology’s impact on virtual project quality
  2. What tools are available?
  3. Best practices for using technology to manage virtual project quality

VI. Conclusion
 

Choose one of the assigned Whittaker (2007) case studies in Weeks 7, 8, 9, and 10 and analyze it in terms how you would deal with it in terms of a counterterrorism plan that includes orientation (diplomatic, military, law enforcement, etc.) and specific strategies and tactics you would develop relating to prediction, prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and post-response (recovery), ensuring to incorporate major ideas and themes outlined in the readings and lectures.

Choose one of the assigned Whittaker (2007) case studies in Weeks 7, 8, 9, and 10 and analyze it in terms how you would deal with it in terms of a counterterrorism plan that includes orientation (diplomatic, military, law enforcement, etc.) and specific strategies and tactics you would develop relating to prediction, prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and post-response (recovery), ensuring to incorporate major ideas and themes outlined in the readings and lectures.

In his address to the first sitting of the new parliament, Kevin Rudd's "sorry" speech has been viewed as a significant development in Australia's Reconciliation process. Is his statement reasonable? To support your case explain how and why Aboriginal Reconciliation has become such an important issue in the Australian political environment.

In his address to the first sitting of the new parliament, Kevin Rudd’s “sorry” speech has been viewed as a significant development in Australia’s Reconciliation process. Is his statement reasonable? To support your case explain how and why Aboriginal Reconciliation has become such an important issue in the Australian political environment.

Write a description of a client, including his or her clinical presentation, who you believe would benefit from pharmacotherapy and explain why.

Client description: Lisa is a 14 y/o Caucasian female, middle class, living with both biological parents. Lisa reports that she has recurrent and persistent impulses and compulsions to count, add and divide (searching for a prime number), and that this is causing her increased discomfort and distress. Lisa states that when she attempts to suppress the impulse to count through distraction or intense concentration on a task, she becomes mentally agitated and gets a headache. Lisa says that while she has thus far been able to maintain her grades at school, she is finding it increasingly difficult to concentrate on schoolwork, and is concerned about the increased demands of middle school academics as well as the plethora of new shapes that she will feel compelled to count in her new school. Lisa also says that her obsession over counting, adding and dividing the sides of square-like shapes causes her to become distracted during social discourse, negatively impacting her relationships with others.
Her diagnosis is Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder. How and why would pharmacotherapy benefit her?

Application of Classical Ethical Theories

You are an internal auditor of a small rural bank with 3 branches. The bank’s customers are mainly farmers. The bank is a publicly traded corporation (OTC) and qualifies under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) regarding financial reporting requirements since the bank has over 500 shareholders and over $10 million in assets. Section 806 of SOX specifically requires that the CEO and CFO personally certify as to the accuracy of the financial statements. The CEO has asked you to make specific journal entries that appear to be improper and definitely unusual in nature. You have some reservations about the CEO’s request for these journal entries. You have been recently hired by this bank. You are the parent of newborn twins and recently purchased a new house. Additionally, this bank is the largest employer in the county with approximately 150 employees. (Ignore the separation of duties issue).
Organize your paper according to the IRAC method as follows:
Issue: State the Ethical Issue
Rule: Briefly identify and explain the four classical theories (see assignment 4-2 and reflect on findings)
Analysis: Apply the facts of the case study scenario to each of the four classical theories separately and provide an in-depth analysis based on the issue.
Conclusion: Conclude by providing a course of action to address this issue that potentially would result in keeping your job and doing the right thing.

Decision Support Systems (DSS)

You are the nursing information technology consultant for a healthcare organization. The organization wants to learn more about a computerized DSS, either for purchase or for strategizing about how they can use their existing DSS application more efficiently and effectively. The DDS you select for this project may be one you are familiar with and have used, or one from a vendor site that provides advanced nursing practice decision support in a healthcare managerial, administrative, research, or clinical area.
Describe the problem (the difference between a perceived condition and a desired condition) the computerized DSS is being considered or currently used to solve in the healthcare setting of your choice. Include background information and rationale as to why this DSS was selected to solve the problem.
2.Describe the functional components and structures of the DSS.
Include:
?vendor name and location on the Web
?systems architecture/configuration and how it works
?whether the DSS is PC, client server, or mainframe based
c. Discuss how the DSS supports advanced nursing practice decision making by specifying the objectives and key decisions to be supported by the DSS
3.Agency Utilization of DSS
1.Identify the type of healthcare agency the DDS is currently being used as well as other types of agencies where this system can be utilized.
2.Identify the key decision makers in the agency, the positions held in the organization, and scope of their authority to make decisions regarding the DSS. What role did these people have in the identification of the problem?
3.Discuss any problems encountered at the agency with regards to:
?communication issues that have arisen between the systems
?security and privacy issues related to the selected DSS
?Describe the problem and include strategies to address these problems that the organization has in place; include what else could be done.
3.DSS Product Use
1.Identify the type of data and data sources used for the computerized DSS
2.Discuss the information requirements for decision making concerning the selected problem. Identify potential sources for this information.
Include the following categories in that discussion:
?Capture
?Storage
?Processing
?Communication
?Presentation
?Reporting
?Availability
3.Describe how this system communicates with other systems within the institution
4.Scholarly Writing
 

You are a Sales Manager of an electrical goods distributor. One day you receive a telephone call from a very good long-term customer regarding the changed behaviour of one of your senior Sales Representatives. Your customer advises that the Sales Representatives is rude and uncooperative, misses scheduled appointments and is extremely aggressive. What would you do in such situation?

You are a Sales Manager of an electrical goods distributor. One day you receive a telephone call from a very good long-term customer regarding the changed behaviour of one of your senior Sales Representatives. Your customer advises that the Sales Representatives is rude and uncooperative, misses scheduled appointments and is extremely aggressive. What would you do in such situation?

Emergency Planning and Security Preparedness

Imagine that you are responsible for security at a facility in Washington, DC. You are called into work because there has been a bomb that was detonated on the subway in that city. As you begin your briefing, you learn that there has also been a bomb detonation on a Baltimore subway and a report of a suspicious package being found in New York City.
Write a 1,000-word paper which you address the following:
· How has the emphasis on homeland security affected security planning at the national level?
· What changes to emergency security protocol have been incorporated as a result of recent natural disasters? What do you feel should be the greatest security emphasis in national emergency situation? Provide rationale for your selection.
· How have the advances in technology increased the effectiveness of security planning?

The purpose of this assignment is to provide students practice in identifying, reading, and critiquing systematic research reviews related to nursing.

The purpose of this assignment is to provide students practice in identifying, reading, and critiquing systematic research reviews related to nursing. A systematic review is defined as “A summary of evidence, typically conducted by an expert or expert panel on a particular topic, that uses a rigorous process (to minimize bias) for identifying, appraising, and synthesizing studies to answer a specific clinical question and draw conclusions about the data gathered (Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt, 2011, p.582).

Compare "Bring it on" and "Bend it like Beckham"

Discuss two of the set texts that focus on ethnic minorities as a threat to established, more privileged groups. You should comment on the way in which class and gender intersect with other aspects of social disadvantage. Your essay should compare Bring it on and Bend it like Beckham.

An employee hacked into the human resource records system at the employee’s place of business and changed the employee’s base salary rate to obtain a pay raise. The employee did this by spoofing an IP address in order to eavesdrop on the network. Once the employee identified where the data was stored and how to modify it, the employee made the changes and received two paychecks with the new amount.

An employee hacked into the human resource records system at the employee’s place of business and changed the employee’s base salary rate to obtain a pay raise. The employee did this by spoofing an IP address in order to eavesdrop on the network. Once the employee identified where the data was stored and how to modify it, the employee made the changes and received two paychecks with the new amount.
Fortunately, an auditor happened to discover the error. The auditor sent an e-mail to several individuals within the organization to let them know there was a potential problem with the employee’s paycheck. However, the employee was able to intercept the message and craft fake responses from the individuals the original e-mail was sent to. The employee and the auditor exchanged e-mails back and forth until the employee was soon given access permissions for some other financial records. With this new information, the employee was able to lower the salaries of the president of the company and several other employees and then to include the salary difference in the employee’s own paycheck.
The IT staff determined that the spoofing that occurred that allowed the employee to gain access to the human resources system was caused by a lack of authentication and encryption controls. As such, a local root certificate authority was installed to implement a public key infrastructure (PKI) in which all communication to the human resource system required a certificate. This would encrypt network traffic to and from the human resources system and prevent eavesdropping. It would also properly authenticate the host to prevent spoofing.
Task:
A. Perform a postevent evaluation of how the organization’s IT staff responded to the attack described in the scenario by doing the following:
1. Describe the nature of the incident.
2. Identify who needs to be notified based on the type and severity of the incident.
3. Outline how the incident could be contained.
4. Discuss how the factor that caused the incident could be removed.
5. Describe how the system could be restored to normal business practice.
a. Explain how the system could be verified as operational.
B. Perform a follow-up of the postevent evaluation by doing the following:
1. Identify areas that were not addressed by the IT staff’s response to the incident.
2. Outline the other attacks mentioned in the scenario that were not noticed by the organization.
a. Describe the nature of the attacks not noticed by the organization.
b. Describe how these additional attacks can be prevented in the future.
3. Recommend a recovery procedure to restore the computer systems back to their original state prior to such attacks.
C. If you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.

Topic: The Perceptions of Local Government Actors and Annexation, Local Government Spending, and the Complicating Role of Density

Over the last decade, the dynamics of power and discretionary authority of the U.S. local government has been waning. It is imminent that state governments have continued to influence the running of individual local jurisdictions that even cities’ influence is gradually waning. As these observations hold true, rethinking the power structure of local jurisdictions merits attention. Cities have been the laboratories of civilization. For instance, global-standard cities such as London, Paris, Tokyo, and Hong Kong among others have been the major economic hubs, yet state governments that have not attained these standards have continued to be domineering to cities, hence diluting the meaning of local governance (Bowman & Kearney 525). Taking cognizance of these particular observations, a summary of certain phenomenal aspects surrounding the disconnect between state control and local governance is critical.

Professional Management and Service Levels in Small U.S. Communities, and Know Yourself and Take Charge of Your Own Destiny: The “Fit Model” of Leadership.

According to psychology of leadership by Hanbury, Sapat and Washington, before people ‘fit’ in leadership, first, they must understand themselves (566). Fitness is an autonomous variable that is determined by years of service the leader has or the experience they are bringing to the institution. In addition to these fitness attributes, any manager (including city) should have six characteristics before a declaration that they are fit to serve. These characteristics include the city manager’s leadership style, the city manager’s personality, the city manager’s perception, the city council’s perception, the demographic of the managers and the demographics of the cities where they work (Hanbury, Sapat and Washington 567).

Term Paper: Inclusion in Education

Historical background (beginning of inclusion, What led to inclusion) Definitions of Inclusion. Types of Inclusion. What are the successful dimensions of an inclusive classroom? What are the advantages and disadvantages of inclusion? What are the perceptions of parents, teachers and school administrators toward inclusion? have students with disabilities gotten what they were promised? conclusion- what is the future of inclusion?

The purpose of this project is to have you observe and reflect upon your own adult learning. In this assignment, you will reflect on an experience where you learned something new and document this learning experience through written reflection and analysis.

1. What learned and why
2. A description of the process of your learning
3. Reflections on what you learned about your learning
4. A discussion of these reflections vis-à-vis the theory and research on adult learning.

Rising Graduates Unemployment and the Changing Psychological Contract: Implications for HR Managers

The appropriateness of education and workplace relationships has been a topic of debate for close to a century now. Anchored on the popular aphorism ‘get an education-get a good job’ the various facets of the empirical relationships between education and vocational behavior have been explored in details from sociological, management and business administration, psychology, industrial relations, and educational perspectives (Fitzgerald & Rounds, 1989; Fitzgerald, 1986, p. 254). The interests in employability of graduates and graduate outcomes are subjects of interests to researchers owing to two principle reasons. First, the promise of well-paid employment fuels social demand for higher education, and, secondly, because governments view the expansion of higher education and the consequent increase in the numbers of graduates in the labor markets as essential for a successful economy (Brenna, 2010). Within the contexts of the labor markets, important questions relate to the basis of employers hiring decision, the competences considered critical by employers, the effectiveness of the schools for developing employability, the outcomes of non-traditional learning experiences, and so forth (Fitzgerald, 1986). Conceivably, research in vocational behaviors has reflected demographic changes, with themes of career and life transitions and person/situation matches for minorities, women, and older workers, evident throughout the 70s and 80s (London & Greller, 1991).
Conversely, since around the late 70s, many countries, in all parts of the world, are facing a labor market mismatch of university-educated workers (Richards, 1984a&b; Glytsos, 1989, 1990). In the early 90s, Glytsos (1990) pointed out that, in the frameworks of neoclassical labor markets conditions and human capital theory, such mismatches result not only in the unemployment of graduates but also in the reductions of their relative wages, and consequently, in their substitution for non-university educated workers. In recent times, the expansion into higher education, in combination with the recent economic recession, has especially resulted in high college graduate unemployment rate and competitive labor markets in majority of the worlds’ economies (Wu, 2010; US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2011; Eurostat, 2011; Ngozo, 201; Giles, Park & Zhang, 2005). In US for example, the unemployment rate in January 2011 stood at 9.8% as compared to 3.8% documented in 2001 (US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2011). In Europe, the unemployment rate jumped to unexpected rates of 9.9% in October, the highest since the August of 1998. In Taiwan, government reports reveal that graduate unemployment rates rose from 2.63% in 1997 to 5.86% in June 2009 (Wu, 2010). Meanwhile, Giles and colleagues (2005) report that the true unemployment rate in China, for the urban permanent residents, increased from 6.1% to 11.1%, and from 4.0% to 7.3% for all urban residents, in 2002. African wide unemployment rates meanwhile stands at a high of 8.2% (Ngozo, 2011). These high statistics would posit that while most of the talent management literature in the early to mid 2000’s was premised on the idea of talent shortages, the past few years have seen numerous organizations downsizing operations and reducing workforces, as a result of the recent global and financial conditions (Tarique & Schuler, 2010). The current economic hardships thus posit that episodes of voluntary and involuntary unemployment increasingly characterize everyone’s working life (Hartenstein & Waugh, 1994). Conversely, while, ceteris paribus, graduates –with better GPAs- are more likely to be employed (Li & Zhang, 2010), recent higher education graduates are experiencing problems in finding jobs (Tarique & Schuler, 2010).

Nutrition and Food Science: Relationship to Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS):

The discipline of FCS encompasses the study of the relationships among people and their personal environments, focusing on the impact of physical, psychological, biological, and social environments on human behavior and development.
The topic of Genetically Modified Organisms seems to create a lot of controversy, with advocates of their use frequently clashing with the opinions of consumers who dislike their use. Discuss why this is so controversial in the context of its relationship and impact on physical, psychological, biological, and social environments on human behavior and development.

  • Cite 3-4 original (peer-reviewed) research or review articles, using APA format, and include one copy of each article cited.
  • Your review of this topic should be about two-to-three pages,
  • Include copy of each reference article.

Based on the recent review of the scientific literature by Dr. LeVay, as well as on the primary research article you locate using Google Scholar, develop a plausible scientific explanation accounting for the development of diverse sexual orientations in humans. The essay should provide a plausible scientific explanation for the development of varying sexual orientation(s) in humans in light of the scientific evidence. The essay should consider the following kinds of questions:

 
v What factors seem most important in the development of sexual orientation(s)?
v Based on the evidence, are there differences in the development of sexual orientation for males and females?
v How would an evolutionary psychologist, an evolutionary biologist or a sociobiologist account for the development of varying sexual orientation(s) among humans?
v What can we learn about sexual orientation based on research on other animals including other higher primates?
v What various kinds of scientific evidence exist that help us to understand the development of diverse sexual orientation(s)?
v What factors might explain the persistence of different sexual orientations throughout evolutionary history?

The War of 1812

1. What do these letters, diary entries and other documents reveal about the events of the war of 1812 and their impact on people?
2. To what extent can we learn about daily life of people living in York during the years of the War of 1812 from reading these sources?
3. What do these sources reveal about social stratification and social rank in York?

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine was both the Queen of France to Louis the Seventh and Queen of England to Henry the Second. Raised in one of Europe’s most cultured courts and given an excellent education, she later became an important patron of poets and writers.At age 15 she married the future Louis VII of France, still a teen himself, and a month later the adolescent couple became King and Queen upon the death of King Louis VI. In 1147 she coaxed him into undertaking a Crusade, and she accompanied him to the Holy Land, where she easily stole the limelight and was rumored to have carried on an affair with her uncle, Raymond of Poitiers.

Persuasion and Aggression

Persuasion is the act of changing ones behavior or believes on something or somebody (Seiter & Gass, 2010). Persuasion is usually achieved through conveying of information or reason to the other part. On many occasion, persuasion uses tactics to try to change the feelings, events or information one has. Persuasion is evolving and, thus, it is difficult to understand its elements. Researchers are coming up with new methods of persuasion each and everyday to make their work more relevant. Thus, we experience persuasion in our everyday lives almost everywhere.

Case Study: Michael Patterson's Confederation Kitchen

Initial Situation: Michael Patterson is an engineering technician at Confederation Kitchen. The business has experienced declining sales and profitability and, as a result, is downsizing its staff. In the case, Patterson has heard a rumor he will now report to someone he has had trouble with in the past and for whom he has little respect. The new engineering and manufacturing manager, William Peake, has called a meeting to discuss Paterson’s new role, and Patterson must decide how candid he should be about the situation at the meeting.
Questions to be answered:
1.What events at Confederation Kitchen have led to Michael Patterson’s current situation?
2.Evaluate the culture of the company. How has it changed over time? How has that change influenced the current situation?
3.Examine the roles of leadership, power and influence and how they relate to Patterson’s current situation.
4.Examine Michael Patterson’s behavior and communication skills. How have the contributed to the current situation?
5. As Michael Patterson, what would say to William Peake if the rumor regarding McAteer were true?

Assisting inmates reentry into the community: The case of inmate John Doe

Inmate John Doe is serving a thirty-year sentence for murder. He was twenty years old when convicted and sentenced. Now, he is set to be released in nine months at age fifty. John Doe earned some mechanical professional certificates while in prison, but he has no college degree. During his thirty-year sentence, he never received any discipline and followed all the rules. He has no money and needs to take care of his mother, who is terminally ill. John expresses to you that he needs to help his mother and to find a job when he is released. You work for the Department of Corrections and have been assigned to assist John with his reentry into the community. How would you help John plan his reentry? For example, what programs would you advise him to pursue in order to successfully reenter the community? What other actions do you think he should take?

National education failure

Your essay’s first job will be to define what is meant by national education failure. Second, you’ll need to show an understanding of national security. In demonstrating how national security might eventually be affected by a (national) failure of education, you’ll need to show how the (effective) education of our nation’s people is necessary to efficiently provide security for the country and its future. This argument may include showing/describing the responsibility of people in government, military, and civilian roles.

Under what conditions is it permissible to kill an innocent person? Explain and defend your answer to this question, and then explain what implications it has for the permissibility of waging war.

You should think of the paper as having three sections. In the first you will give a general principle (e.g. a principle for when the government should prevent people from consuming things that they want to consume) and explain/defend that principle. This will include defining any important terms and explaining what the limitations, if any, are on the principle. In the second section of your paper you will give a VALID premise/conclusion format argument that applies your principle to the specific issue mentioned in the prompt (e.g. to the issue of regulation of recreational drug use) and explain your argument. This argument should probably use the principle from the previous section as its first premise. In the third and final section of your paper, you will consider how someone might argue against the argument in the previous section and whether you can defend against the argument or need to modify your principle or your analysis of the issue.

How can corporate culture be changed to achieve greater cohesion in a European football club? Choose a leading club from any European country and make recommendations to improve internal cooperation without spending more than £500,000.

How can corporate culture be changed to achieve greater cohesion in a European football club? Choose a leading club from any European country and make recommendations to improve internal cooperation without spending more than £500,000.
 

“Breaking up is hard to do”: What factors help or hinder recovery following romantic relationship dissolution?

The breakdown of a romantic relationship can be one of the most distressing events that people ever experience. Further, relationship breakdown can have severe consequences for people’s self-concept, making recovery even more difficult. In your essay, critically discuss the potential impact of relationship breakdown on the self concept, and suggest ways in which psychological interventions focusing on self-concept change might help individuals cope more adaptively with relationship breakdown.

Summary on LYNX's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Year Ended On September 30th 2010

The year 1989 saw the creation of the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (CFRTA) under section 343.63 of the Florida Statutes. In 1993 amendments were made allowing the authority to perform tasks previously reserved for the Central Florida Commuter Rail Authority. CFRTA could also merge with other local public transport providers, such as Orange-Seminole-Osceola Transportation d/b/a LYNX. This merger was fully effective in October 1, 1994. It provided a one-stop transportation system while maintaining LYNX as the business name.

In their discussion of what constitutes “Chinese Religion,” Goossaert and Palmer make the claim that, “Islam and Christianity were later arrivals; owing to their exclusive claims of truth, they did not become fully integrated into the system, even though they gradually became thoroughly sinicized and, in the period covered by this book, had a powerful impact on changes to the religious landscape.” (p. 20).

To what extent have the Christian groups discussed in your readings from Redeemed by Fire created an indigenized Christianity? How similar or different are they from Chinese Religion (god cults, ancestor worship, etc.)? Are they Western? In your response be sure to cover the early twentieth-century and the post-1982 era.

Identify this passage and explain its significance: “That which a person needs in life is loyalty and filial piety. . . As for the word “filial piety,” this is the road that every ignorant man or woman must follow.” (p. 323)

Identify this passage and explain its significance: “That which a person needs in life is loyalty and filial piety. . . As for the word “filial piety,” this is the road that every ignorant man or woman must follow.” (p. 323)

Term paper: It What are the kami in Shint?? Give examples of kami, and then generalize about the nature of the kami and their roles in human life. How do they contrast to gods of the Hindu tradition or to celestial Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in Mah?y?na Buddhism outside of Japan or to gods of popular Chinese religion?

Term paper: It What are the kami in Shint?? Give examples of kami, and then generalize about the nature of the kami and their roles in human life. How do they contrast to gods of the Hindu tradition or to celestial Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in Mah?y?na Buddhism outside of Japan or to gods of popular Chinese religion?

The aim of this research paper is to apply the knowledge you are acquiring in this subject to design and evaluate a management control system used by the human resources department of large accounting firm.

You are required to write a comprehensive report addressing (But not limited to) the following:
1. Key actions and key results that you wish to control (With justification of your reasons)
2. Organizational context influencing your management control system choices. Relevant factors that you should consider (But not limited to) are:
a. Implementation of organizational strategy
b. Management assessment of employee control problems
c. Assessment of management’s degree of knowledge of processes and output

Select a company that has been the subject of a product liability lawsuit in the last ten (10) years. Research the lawsuit using legal data.

  • Describe the company and the product safety issue that led to the lawsuit.
  • Discuss the legal theories used by the plaintiff to recover in this lawsuit, how the lawsuit was resolved, and why you agree with the decision in the case.
  • Describe the changes that have taken place in the company to ensure greater safety of this product or its products.
  • Discuss which regulatory agency oversees the particular industry the company is in.
  • Make recommendations to the company about avoiding future lawsuits.

Mogul arranged with Penelope Yang, a contemporary artist, to paint a portrait of Mogul. The written contract provided that the artist would be paid a fee of $500,000. The contract also said: “the artist (Yang) hereby agrees that Mogul’s personal satisfaction with the portrait painted by the artist is guaranteed”.

Mogul arranged with Penelope Yang, a contemporary artist, to paint a portrait of Mogul. The written contract provided that the artist would be paid a fee of $500,000. The contract also said: “the artist (Yang) hereby agrees that Mogul’s personal satisfaction with the portrait painted by the artist is guaranteed”. When the portrait was completed Mogul said “I hate that picture – it makes me look like Rodney Dangerfield”. (Mogul liked to imagine that he looked like Brad Pitt.) A reproduction of the portrait appeared in a magazine. Many distinguished artists and museum directors saw it and said that the painting was “magnificent” and “a wonderful work of art”. Suzy Starlet (Mogul’s wife) said to Mogul: “That is a wonderful picture – it captures the real you – if you divorce me I want to get that painting as part of my property settlement”. Mogul refused to pay Yang the fee agreed upon in the contract. Yang filed suit for breach of contract. What will the result of this suit be? Explain.

Carol Cameron was an actress who was best known for playing dramatic roles. She had appeared in several successful movie dramas. In 2000 she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar®. On 1 January 2001 she signed a contract with Colossus Studios to play one of the leads in Days of Passion, a film which was to be based on an award-winning literary novel.

Carol Cameron was an actress who was best known for playing dramatic roles. She had appeared in several successful movie dramas. In 2000 she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar®. On 1 January 2001 she signed a contract with Colossus Studios to play one of the leads in Days of Passion, a film which was to be based on an award-winning literary novel. The movie was to be directed by a director who had won an Oscar for another film based on such a novel. The film was scheduled to be made in London and other English locations during the period between 15 May and 25 September 2002. The contract provided that Cameron would be paid a salary of $5 million. On 10 February 2002 Colossus informed Cameron that they had decided to cancel the Days of Passion project. Colossus informed Cameron that they were offering her the “leading female role” in a new R-rated action movie starring Sylvester Stallone and Vin Diesel to be made during the period between May and September 2002 on Colossus Studios soundstages and on outdoor locations in southern California. Colossus offered Cameron a salary of $5 million to appear in this action movie. Cameron declined to appear in the action movie. Cameron filed suit against Colossus for breach of contract. Will this suit be successful? If so, what amount of damages will the court award to Cameron? Explain.

Milton Friedman wrote a highly influential article, “The Role of Government in Education.” In this pioneering article, published initially in 1955, he proposed two original ideas, one for funding elementary and secondary education and one for financing higher education. Many elements from this article resonate in current policy proposals aimed towards improving the productive efficiency and equity of education systems.

. You are a consultant to a State Secretary of Education (or a Minister of Education) who is dissatisfied with the quality of the public schools in her jurisdiction. She is looking for ways of improving them. She has just returned from a conference where a friend had read the Friedman article and spoke glowingly about the Friedman voucher plan. She has learned that you have taken a course at Teachers College that covered this subject and wants your opinion about whether an educational voucher system will improve the effectiveness of the schools and create greater equality of results.
You are asked to explain to her how a voucher plan works and whether it will provide outcomes that meet her goals of improving effectiveness and obtaining greater equality.

Capital punishment or the death penalty does not seem to serve any purpose and, therefore, must be abolished. Discuss

Capital punishment has for a long time been one of the most contentious subjects in the entire world. It mainly involves handing an individual a death penalty for a heinous crime such as murder, child rape and robbery with violence among others (Banner and Banner 13). In the state of Florida, the execution is carried out using a lethal injection that was passed by the legislature in January 2000 (Tucker 3). Alternatively, an individual may be executed using the electric chair in the execution chamber situated at the Florida State Prison (Tucker 6). However, questions have emerged pertaining to the efficacy of the death punishment. There has been controversy as to whether a death sentence serves any positive objective or whether it should be abolished. Nevertheless, capital punishment or the death penalty does not seem to serve any purpose and, therefore, must be abolished.

Fantastik Lil’ Pancakes (FLP or Flippers), a popular pancake emporium, has hired just as their organization is considering upgrading their learning management enterprise system (LMS). Their objective is to move learning to a virtual environment, decrease course development and redesign time, improve participant satisfaction and instruction satisfaction, and ensure that learning transfers back to the job. They have asked to you to put together a score for their current system so that they can compare implementation progress with the new one. Describe your approach to this assignment. What data will be needed and how will you organize it for easy reference.

Fantastik Lil’ Pancakes (FLP or Flippers), a popular pancake emporium, has hired just as their organization is considering upgrading their learning management enterprise system (LMS). Their objective is to move learning to a virtual environment, decrease course development and redesign time, improve participant satisfaction and instruction satisfaction, and ensure that learning transfers back to the job. They have asked to you to put together a score for their current system so that they can compare implementation progress with the new one. Describe your approach to this assignment. What data will be needed and how will you organize it for easy reference.

Depression in the Elderly living in nursing homes and interventions we can use to prevent it

Explain clearly the implications for clinical health care practice with elders and their families. Identify any limitations in the body of knowledge that affect your clinical recommendations. Use current and appropriate professional literature (peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, published standards of practice, and other evidenced based resources published within the past 5 years and accessed through databases.

Fair Value and Mark- to-Market Accounting

Fair Value and Mark- to-Market Accounting – Explore either or both of these accounting topics depending on the findings of your research (are they one in the same, different treatments, or do they hold some other relationship). Discuss the pros and cons and whether you agree or disagree with the treatment(s). To support your opinions, locate at least three different examples of the use of this accounting treatment that made the financial news. Discuss the issues of the use of the treatment and how financial reporting was effected. Explain how financial reporting would have been different under alternative standards or prior GAAP.

Video Games: Harmful or Helpful?

Since the inception of video games as a market industry; there has been strong opposition against both video games themselves, and the developers and industry. Through countless hours of biased research, the opponents of video games has both tarnished the reputation of video games as causing violence as well as having negative impacts on academic progress, social development, physical development, and mental development. However, through countless hours of research performed by many different groups, the video games are finally getting a chance to redeem their name and completely destroy their opponent’s argument all together, and this is reflected in the South Park episode of “Make Love, not Warcraft”which portrays many of the video gamers’ in their stereotypical appearance that society as a whole has labeled them. When harnessed correctly, video games can be very beneficial to a highly developed society such as the United States of America.

Discuss an issue of importance to you the issue could be personal, school related, local, political, or international in scope—and write an essay in which you explain the significance of that issue to yourself, your family, your community, or your generation.

Discuss an issue of importance to you the issue could be personal, school related, local, political, or international in scope—and write an essay in which you explain the significance of that issue to yourself, your family, your community, or your generation.

Term paper: The failure of the WTO’s most recent Doha Round of liberalization talks could generate a number of essay topics such as: what factors best explain the collapse of negotiations? What are the implications of this failure for Canada? What are the implications for the WTO and “globalization” more generally?

Term paper: The failure of the WTO’s most recent Doha Round of liberalization talks could generate a number of essay topics such as: what factors best explain the collapse of negotiations? What are the implications of this failure for Canada? What are the implications for the WTO and “globalization” more generally?

Term paper: Does its dispute settlement mechanism make the WTO the world's most effective multilateral organization? This question can be approached by examining one or more of the Sports Illustrated, Embraer-Bombardier, shrimp-turtle, or tuna-dolphin cases. It could also be done by comparing the WTO's with NAFTA's dispute settlement mechanisms. Or a mix of these.

Term paper: Does its dispute settlement mechanism make the WTO the world’s most effective multilateral organization? This question can be approached by examining one or more of the Sports Illustrated, Embraer-Bombardier, shrimp-turtle, or tuna-dolphin cases. It could also be done by comparing the WTO’s with NAFTA’s dispute settlement mechanisms. Or a mix of these.

Term paper: Was Canada’s success in promoting a human security agenda on issues such as the landmines treaty or the International Criminal Court the result of the leadership role played by one man, Lloyd Axworthy, or does Canada have a systemic comparative advantage in exercising such “soft power”?

Term paper: Was Canada’s success in promoting a human security agenda on issues such as the landmines treaty or the International Criminal Court the result of the leadership role played by one man, Lloyd Axworthy, or does Canada have a systemic comparative advantage in exercising such “soft power”?

Moral Reasoning: The development of values, beliefs, and thinking abilities that act as a guide regarding what is acceptable behavior.

“Roger Smith, a quite competent swimmer, is out for a leisurely stroll. During the course of his walk he passes by a deserted pier from which a teenage boy who apparently cannot swim has fallen into the water. The boy is screaming for help. Smith recognizes that there is absolutely no danger to himself if he jumps in to save the boy; he could easily succeed if he tried. Nevertheless, he chooses to ignore the boy’s cries. The water is cold and he is afraid of catching a cold — he doesn’t want to get his good clothes wet either. ‘Why should I inconvenience myself for this kid,’ Smith says to himself, and passes on” (Grassian, 1981).
Describe your reaction to the scenario? Discuss why you had either a positive or a negative reaction.
In your opinion does Smith have a moral obligation to save the boy? Why/Why not? How does Smith’s decision not to help the boy reinforce or contradict your own moral decision in this situation?
If Kohlberg heard the response of this scenario, how would he attempt explain Roger’s decision?

Term paper: The reporting of failure in Organizational Communication- Detecting failure is difficult. Reporting failure may be even more difficult. According to the available literature, how could we encourage the reporting of failure?

Term paper: The reporting of failure in Organizational Communication- Detecting failure is difficult. Reporting failure may be even more difficult. According to the available literature, how could we encourage the reporting of failure?

Should there be a death penalty?

Introduction
What is capital punishment?
Who receives it and why?
Why is this an important issue?
Do we have the right to kill another human being?
Are innocent people being killed?
Does it really work in deterring crime?
opposing camps
Government action
Death penalty laws in the U.S.
Death penalty abroad
Consequences
Removal of a bargaining chip
More tax dollars to other programs
Conclusion

Exercise: To construct a job announcement and To construct an examination process for the job

The purpose of this exercise is to give you an opportunity for real experience in conducting part of the recruitment and selection process (aka staffing process). The exercise will also enable you to generate data that can be used in completing subsequent exercises. These items should be submitting together on the same Word Document.
A – Job Announcement
Prepare a job announcement for the position you analyzed above. Critique actual job announcements for similar positions in somewhat comparable organizations. You can find these announcements in newspapers or on the websites in the appendix. Be certain in your own job announcement to provide information on all nine items discussed in Chapter 10: Selecting Employees.
B – Examination Process
Prepare an examination process. In a Word document, outline the kind(s) of test you would conduct to identify the best candidate for the position you analyzed in the position analysis exercise (2). Specify what types knowledge, skills, and abilities the various components of the examination are designed to measure and provide one or two sample questions or test items to illustrate the nature of the exam
Design a scoring system for your examination. Where appropriate, devise a method of weighting scores on the various components of the examination to correspond with the relative importance of different dimensions of the position you are filling.
Determine which validity type is most appropriate for the position
 

While decentralisation is widely used as a strategy to improve governance and service delivery in practice it has achieved decidedly mixed results especially in developing countries. Analyze the experience of a major decentralisation policy/program from a developing country of your choice highlighting the factors that explain such results.

While decentralisation is widely used as a strategy to improve governance and service delivery in practice it has achieved decidedly mixed results especially in developing countries. Analyze the experience of a major decentralisation policy/program from a developing country of your choice highlighting the factors that explain such results.

Using one of the following countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China or South Africa, Mexico, Nigeria or Turkey identify and critically evaluate the key economic, political and technological factors conditions that have enabled it to become a ‘Rapidly Developing Economy’ or ‘Emerging Economy’.

Using one of the following countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China or South Africa, Mexico, Nigeria or Turkey identify and critically evaluate the key economic, political and technological factors conditions that have enabled it to become a ‘Rapidly Developing Economy’ or ‘Emerging Economy’. What recommendations, i.e. future strategic direction, would you make for the economy (country) to sustain economic growth?

Improving Behavior and Relationships: Paul and Sarah Case Study

Paul and Sarah are having trouble with misbehavior from their two children, Jake and Amy. They have gotten notes from Jake’s teacher, who says that Jake never turns in any homework even though Sarah tells him to do his homework every night. Amy tends to get out of most punishments by begging her father to get her mother to “lighten up.” Jake and Amy both know that their father’s “bark is worse than his bite,” that is, he often threatens to “ground them forever,” but rarely remembers they are grounded the next day. When their father is not around, their mother lashes out at them verbally calling them “bad kids, who will never amount to anything unless they learn to behave.”
You are a psychologist who has studied the theories of Erikson, Piaget, and Kohlberg as well as remember from your college years, a lecture on classical and operant conditioning. You begin to think what advice/strategies these theorists would have provided to Paul and Sarah and decide that you would take the challenge to help them be better parents.
1.Recommend advice or strategies Paul and Sarah could implement to improve their children’ s behavior through the use of classical or operant conditioning? Provide facts to support your decision. .
2.What if Paul and Sarah do not change their parenting techniques? Predict Jake and Amy’s future according to the stages of development and attachment styles for future relationships. Provide research to support your opinion..

 

, technologies can provide numerous benefits to human services organizations. To determine whether or not new technologies are a good fit for an organization, you must be aware of their strengths and limitations. You can research new technologies using reviews, articles, and other testimonials from other companies to determine whether a new technology’s benefits will outweigh its limitations.

For this Application, you consider new technologies that would enhance the services provided by a human services organization. As you do so, think about the benefits and limitations of such technologies on the organization and its clients.
Briefly describe a human services organization you believe would benefit from enhanced technology and explain why.
Briefly describe three specific technologies that might attract and/or better serve potential and existing clients and explain how and why. Be specific.
Explain at least one benefit and one limitation each technology might present for the organization and its clients.

Julie and Julia

1) Two different planning cultures; density, people-oriented, neighborhood concept, and evolution of cities
2) Close friendship as social network in the vast urban environment
3) Although you are unknown in big cities, through this close knit of friendship you survive.
4) Interpersonal relationships, sometimes complicated but comforts people in urban settings
5) Dense urban neighborhood
6) Also, it does provide you with US history during the McCarthy era. you should study more about this important period.

As discussed in class, multinational corporations weigh various strategic options as they develop globally. There is a tension between the desire to capitalize on global economies of scale and integration and the need to be responsive to local needs and promote autonomy for those responsible for managing each national market. The overall strategic choices a company makes will be reflected across the enterprise, including corporate structure, financing, marketing, sales and distribution, external affairs, human resources and R&D. Your task in Research Report 2 will be to evaluate the extent to which one foreign company in India—Nissan—has pursued a global or regional strategy.

For this assignment, assume that I am going to India to have a meeting with the head of Nissan India. In a one-page memo brief me on the extent to which Nissan has used a global or regional strategy, or aspects of both, to build its position in India. Provide as many specific examplesas you can gather through your research using the company’s website and any other current sources you may find. I want to be well-informed about Nissan India’s strategy, so I am looking for both breadth and sufficient detail in your briefings.

This assessment asks you to apply a theory to a particular kind of criminal offending. What this means is, how would Becker’s labelling theory explain sex work? How would Sykes and Matza’s techniques of neutralisation explain domestic violence? Or how would Merton’s strain theory explain shoplifting?

This assessment asks you to apply a theory to a particular kind of criminal offending. What this means is, how would Becker’s labelling theory explain sex work? How would Sykes and Matza’s techniques of neutralisation explain domestic violence? Or how would Merton’s strain theory explain shoplifting?

Critically assess claims that some groups disproportionately offend and are disproportionately victimised on the basis of Race and Class.

Following on from this premise, the fact that large numbers of black and Asian people end up in the criminal justice system (compared to the rest of the population) would indicate greater involvement in crime, compared to white people. But does it??What we need to find out is whether the higher representation of black, Asian and ethnic minority suspects in the CJS is indicative of their greater involvement in offending, OR whether they are discriminated against by the police and other CJS agencies.
Data on offences from Home Office UK showed that young Asian people are over-represented and young whites are significantly underrepresented.
Stop and search figures, Arrests and Imprisonment, An issue of over-representation. Victims of crime, Problems with official crime data, compare British crime survey data and self –report surveys. Are they reliable?

Case Study Assignment: Fathers' Rights

For this week’s Case Study Assignment, you are to select one area of fathers’ rights to investigate in detail. For example, you might choose from such topics as visitation, child support, custody, termination of parental rights, relocation out of state, etc.
Then, you are to research case law, studies, scholarly articles, etc. in this selected area. Summarize and articulate this research, along with your academic opinion, in an evaluation essay.
The essay should clearly describe and evaluate the selected area of fathers’ rights. You can take an argumentative or balanced approach. However, there must be a definitive conclusion. This essay should be organized and articulated in at least 3 pages. This essay should be properly formatted.

Find any a person who speaks or can speak a variety of English that is different from Standard American English. This could be Standard British English, Australian English, Cockney, African American Vernacular etc. Identify at least five phonological features that are different from Standard American English.

Find any a person who speaks or can speak a variety of English that is different from Standard American English. This could be Standard British English, Australian English, Cockney, African American Vernacular etc. Identify at least five phonological features that are different from Standard American English. These differences could be either segmental or suprasegmental (syllable structure, stress, and tone). Describe these differences using the terminology that you learnt about . You can support your observations by referring to descriptions of these dialects available from other sources.

Using the cases that you have just read, and citing to the appropriate case, please answer the following:

Using the cases that you have just read, and citing to the appropriate case, please answer the following:

  • 1. Advance Directives

o 2. What are the different types of advance directives?
o 3. What are their strengths?
o 4. What are their weaknesses?
o 5. Should an advance directive be mandatory and, if so, what type of directive?
o 6. What ethical theories support the creation and execution of an advance directive?

Management Information System: Document IDs, Enterprise Metadata and Document sets

SharePoint platform facilitates information collaborations within and outside enterprises. Further, SharePoint has the capability of enabling enterprises to control their information at the organizational level. Through the new management information system – SharePoint 2010, enterprises will benefit from old and new features in managing their organization’s information. This presentation reviews recent development of management information system, SharePoint 2010, and the benefits to enterprises.

Think about organizations where you have been an employee, a student, or a consumer of services. If your experience was a good one, what was it about the organization that made it effective in meeting your needs? How well did this organization meet the "Standards for Excellence"?

Think about organizations where you have been an employee, a student, or a consumer of services. If your experience was a good one, what was it about the organization that made it effective in meeting your needs? How well did this organization meet the “Standards for Excellence”?
If your experience was negative, what was it about the organization that made it ineffective? As you think about the “Standards for Excellence”, were there specific standards that you think were clearly not met by this organization?

Case Study- Schizophrenia: Ms Krishna

Ms Krishna is 27-year old Jewish woman with poor functioning. She is an immigrant, who was born in rural Egypt, and attained a 6th grade education. She does not have a family she can deem her own since she separated from her husband eight months ago after one and a half years of marriage. Krishna recently moved in with her parents. She is currently unemployed after losing her two-year job as an assistant librarian due to previous hospitalizations. Her parents brought her in for consultation owing to a recurrence of psychotic symptoms and deprived functioning. Ms Krishna is easily agitated, suffers from frequent hallucinations with striking thought disorder. She is certain that there are people always watching and following her, and feels incredibly confused. She says that she is capable of controlling people’s actions via looking straight into their eyes and can as well read their minds. However, she accounts perceiving sounds of manifold voices making comments to her that she will be murdered for inflicting crimes on other people. They also command her to kill herself, something she has attempted twice. In most instances, the voices emanate early in the morning, persist sporadically during the day, and at the wee hours of the night. She owns up to having previously perceived similar frightening voices but hesitated to report the incidence to her therapist. Ms Krishna is fatigued, feels incapable of thinking, feels damaged, and portrays modest levels of motivation, which trigger suicidal ideation. Her condition has deteriorated since her brother was sent to a detention center four months ago. Subsequent to evaluation, Ms Krishna was hospitalized within the in-patient unit where she was treated with antipsychotics. Upon admission, she accounted that all people around her could read her thoughts in a similar way she could control everyone’s actions via looking at them in a particular manner. Her symptoms reduced after the treatment and she was discharged under her mother’s follow-up.

Personalized Medicine

The article stresses the importance of classification of races in biomedical and medicine research that applies to the human genome. This is elucidated in the several debates on how a number of genes can depict the appearance of an individual therefore having a genetic similarity to the individual’s race. Due to the racial background in United States that cause prejudice and discrimination, research on this subject is not taken highly. Personalized medicine therefore aids in relating the race and genes of an individual

The Superior Organization: Hierarchy of Hyperarchy?

Different opinions are given on hierarchy and hyperarchy towards the superiority of an organization. There are those who favor hierarchy and those who support hyperarchy. Hierarchy supporters contend that this model empowers the mangers to optimally execute their roles and responsibilities through unity of command, distribution of power, and tasks and functional control. Hierarchy supporters argue that, this model empowers the mangers to optimally execute their roles and responsibilities through unity of command, distribution of power, and tasks and functional control. This attribute makes hierarchy a fundamental element in management models. Firms like DuPont, Standard Oil and General Motors has developed through hierarchy formats.
Conversely, hyperarch (who oppose hierarchy) proponents believe that hierarchy cannot handle current challenges emanating from digitalized infrastructures and information abundance. They note that, hierarchy with vertical designed structures slows information flow, erodes efficiency and mounts complexity of tasks. As a result, this group advocates for shared coordination within the organization through social networking or peer –to–peer structure – called Hyperarchy. Hyperarchy embraces self-organizing which promotes intrinsic motivation of workers and multiple path flow of information.

Organizing “People, Values and Environment” At Johnson & Johnson

Johnson& Johnson (J&J) is a pharmaceutical (health-care) company that began in 1886. J&J is headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey. In 1919, J&J entered international market with a venture in Canada. Now J&J has 250 register companies and operates its sales in 175 countries. J&J employs over 119,000, with 70,000 working outside the US. J&J holds over 54,000 patents. Since going public in 1944, the company has maintained profitability trend with a notable $61 billion profit in 2009. J&J main activities include development, manufacturing and marketing products to health care professionals and consumers across the world.
J&J has decentralized structure which empowers its local managers over their customer related decisions. Each J&J unit is semi-autonomous in production operations, strategies and market solutions. J&J CEO, William Weldon notes that decentralization accountability, ownership, employee competitiveness, agility and entrepreneurship through blending of best practices of each unit. In all J&J units, employees are empowered to initiate their policies that embrace competitiveness in the market. Also, decentralization develops employee talents.

The Ontario government announced in its 2007 budget that it would increase the minimum wage incrementally, the last hike to occur in March 2010. In March 2009, Premier McGuinty met with business leaders in a private, behind closed doors meeting saying that he might cancel the remaining increases given economic conditions.

The Ontario government announced in its 2007 budget that it would increase the minimum wage incrementally, the last hike to occur in March 2010. In March 2009, Premier McGuinty met with business leaders in a private, behind closed doors meeting saying that he might cancel the remaining increases given economic conditions. News of this leaked out. Pressed by reporters to explain his apparent flip flop, he said When we talk about the minimum wage, we have to ask ourselves what it is that we owe both our workers and employers. I think clearly we owe them fairness. Our commitment was to get the $10.25 an hour one year from now and we will honour that commitment.
Using the court’s definition and explanation of the factors to be considered in deciding what level of procedural fairness is owed in any given circumstance, discuss the fairness issues arising in this scenario. Further, who are the “stakeholders” i.e. the workers, employers, the broader public or all of the above? How if at all does the duty of procedural fairness differ as applied to the various stakeholders?
Relax, think creatively and take this opportunity to ponder concepts which are critical not just in administrative law, that is, in relation to governmental decision making, but also in the context of the broader political, social and economic landscape.

Effects of Second Hand Smoking

This paper sought to craft a response on the question of the effects of second hand smoking on children and adults. By analyzing article reviews, books and research done by other people, results showed that second hand smoking is harmful to the health of children and adults. Second hand smoking causes pneumonia, bronchitis, otitis media, asthma, sudden infant death syndrome, reduced function of lungs, middle ear disease, bacterial meningitis, recurrent ear infections, wheezing, recurrent otitis media (ROM), retardation of initial fetal growth and many developmental problems including language, cognitive and motor delays among children. Passive smoking also causes asthma, coronary heart disease, subclinical vascular disease, increased risk of stroke and medial thickness of carotid intimal, lung cancer, nasal and eye irritations and lower respiratory track infections among adults. Research concluded that although some efforts have been made to minimize effects of second hand smoking, there is a lot to be done in order to fully eradicate the effects. In order to deal with second hand smoking, most researchers advised that non-smoking policies should be formulated and implemented. Majority felt that there is a greater need of a more coordinated, comprehensive and a multi-faceted approach of dealing with second hand smoking. It is recommended that Initiatives to eradicate second hand smoking be welcomed by all stakeholders involved including individuals, parents, work places, schools, public governors, and all policy makers including the government and leaders of tobacco industries.
 

Hinduism and Buddhism: Negative and Positive Aspects of Hinduism

Hinduism religion encompasses negative and positive aspects. Many believe that negative aspects outweigh the positive ones (Joshi 66). On positive note, Hinduism is a tolerant religion that does not force people to convert; that is, it puts into consideration every possibility. In addition, Hinduism is a ‘circular’ (instead of being ‘linear’) religion that visualizes on every possibility. As a result, Hinduism is incorporating both ideas and deeds – an aspect that is theoretically considered as positive attribute unlike other religions that are not accommodative.

Using the theory of Dorothy Orem's Self Care Deficit Nursing Theory:

Using the theory of Dorothy Orem’s Self Care Deficit Nursing Theory:
1. Identify the theory or framework with the history and author of the theory
2. Describe major concepts from the theory or framework
3. Discuss the theory’s assumptions about family and nursing
4. Discuss rationale for selection of the theory or framework: support for theory or framework from the literature with evidence of used in family nursing; describe how it can be used to guide the nursing process.

Indigenous Religions of China

Coping of Religion and spirituality is a rapidly expanding and an important field in the recent centuries. Coping strategies of religion are considered important for people with developmental disabilities, mental illness, threat, physical illness, challenging situations involving loss and the last moments of a person’s life. As far as Chinese are concerned, the traditional cultures including Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism are important aspects of religious coping (Yip 24).

Gambling Addiction

This section of the paper presents a literature review for the intervention design project, focusing fervently on gambling addiction as the topic of choice. The configuration of the reviewed literature articulates to the following key requirements of the assignment. Firstly, an analysis of the role addictive and other compulsive behaviors play, both historically and in the context of contemporary society. Secondly, a vivid account regarding ethnic and cultural diversity, human rights issues, legal and ethical considerations in relation to gambling addiction. The third provision engrained there too is the identification of common trends in the diagnosis and treatment of behaviors manifest in the literature. Lastly, the paper validates the significance of the chosen topic supportively from the literature reviewed and in tandem with the entire field of addiction and compulsion. Conversely, in articulating to the nature, implication, trend, consequence, and essence of the subject reviewed, an intervention design project will have a stratum to respond effectively to the issue of addiction.

National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign Advocacy Strategy

Breastfeeding has raised chief concerns within the United States for the previous years. Consequently, breastfeeding advocacies have emerged to inform and address the concern, amid them the NBAC (National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign). This research paper presents an assessment on NBAC’s advertisement campaign on breastfeeding in 2004. The objective is to offer a critical analysis of the campaign. Various aspects obliged NBAC to embark on this approach, with a chief objective of educating women on the risks associated with not breastfeeding. A further analysis on the outcomes of the campaign is evident. Major findings portray that the campaign was a failure owing to its non-exhaustive solutions to counteract the low rates of breastfeeding in the United States. Hence, recommendations emphasize that such campaigns broaden their research and scope of target to accomplish successful results.

You are a newly assigned top HRM professional in your organization that offers carnival rides around the U.S.. Your organization has 250 employees traveling carnival circuits and 200 more back at the plant creating and making new carnival rides (Ferris Wheel, Tilta-Whirl, etc.).

You are a newly assigned top HRM professional in your organization that offers carnival rides around the U.S.. Your organization has 250 employees traveling carnival circuits and 200 more back at the plant creating and making new carnival rides (Ferris Wheel, Tilta-Whirl, etc.).
Your boss has just entered your office shaking his head in disbelief. He handed you an article written by someone named Jacobs. He said “I am sure you know all of this stuff, but it is a foreign language to me.” He wants you to develop an ADA policy/procedures document for your new Employee Handbook.
Your boss is concerned with staying in compliance with the ADA while achieving high productivity, keeping costs in line and maintaining employee morale.
After you have developed your policy and procedures section for the Employee Handbook, discuss how you determined what should go into a policy/procedures statement to employees. Did you lean on policies/procedures of other employers? If so, which ones?
Would you issue the same Employee Handbook and/or a different document to your supervisors? Why or why not?

Global Threats Posed by India and China on EU

The emerging states notably India and China are undergoing economic revolutions. These nations are developing new capabilities as well as aggressively taking part into business sectors once considered as preserves for developed western economies. Contextually the change happening in India and China is spearheaded through technology upgrading and use of innovation. This economic revolutions occurring in India and China has impact on European Union particularly in global market competition. Since 1978, China initiated drastic economic programs that aimed at stimulating economic growth and development. Since then, the Chinese domestic economy has recorded drastic and progressive high percentage growth. The economic growth in India and China is due to policy changes that have attracted investors. For instance, in China, the policy change for Chinese state ownership to individual Chinese, joint ventures, and foreign owned enterprises opened more avenues for investment. In spite of ownership liberalization, the Chinese government still controls major economic sectors like manufacturing, transportation, financial services and energy. The Chinese economic growth in each year has gyrated between 8 and 10 percent since 1978.

Biased representation of the aboriginal People in the Canadian Criminal Justice System

Unequal representation of different group in a criminal justice system by itself contradicts the full purpose of the system. The Canadian Justice System is one such a system that has attracted criticism for its biased administration of justice by the constituent criminal justice agencies, especially policing.
Various trends in the quest of administering justice in Canada demonstrate over-representation of aboriginal people in the criminal justice system. A study in 1980s indicated unbalanced deployment, not only, of the police force but also, police fiscal in per capita terms. This deployment was greater in territories where the Aboriginal people were the majority; the hinterland territories of Canada. Particularly, in 1980 police ratio per 100 000 persons in the North was more than twice the Canadian average ratio (4.9 against 2.2) (Harding, 2000, p. 211). In addition, the policing expenditure trends serves to highlight this disparity in representation of the Aborigines in the criminal justice system. In this respect, Harding asserts that statistic in 1980 indicated that policing costs associated with justice administration for the Aborigines exceeded those for Canadian mean by 171% to 244% (2000, p. 211).

Case Study: Adam West

Adam West is a 29 year old construction worker who works hard and parties even harder. He was admitted to hospital with shortness of breath, wheeze and a low grade fever of 37.9 C.
This is his second day on the ward, upon entering his room you note that his respiratory effort is laboured, he appears diaphoretic and he is speaking in short phrases you decide to do a set of vital signs, the results are as follows: T 39.4 C, Respiratory Rate 32, BP 100/70, Pulse 120bpm, O2 Saturations 93% on room air.
Questions:
1. Identify what nursing assessments your patient requires during your shift and provide rationales of why.
2. Identify possible nursing diagnoses that Adam may have and provide a rationale for your choice.
3. Identify what nursing interventions that Adam requires during your shift and provide rationales of why.
 

The Etiology of Cannabis Dependence

Different factors predict the onset or severity of cannabis use and the progression to abuse and dependence. Some models emphasis individual morality and conscious choice, biological or disease vulnerability, behavioral learning patterns, cultural-environmental constructs, and biopsychosocial impacts. The latter views cannabis use and dependence as a complex interaction of all these factors, serving to exacerbate the problem. In this regard, the risk factor typology on the initiation of cannabis use and frequency of use in adolescents and young adults, derived from previous research has derived four major predictive variables, i.e. social-environmental variables, substance-related variables, interpersonal variables, and intrapersonal variables (von Sydow, Lieb, Pfister, Hoffler, & Wittchen, 2002). In this regard, social-environmental variables include the male gender, low social-economic status in childhood, and adverse life events. On the other hand, substance-related factors include tobacco use, alcohol use, alcohol use disorders, attitudes towards drug use, drug use opportunities, and peers use of nicotine and/or cannabis. Intrapersonal factors include personality attributes, such as psychological problems of low self-esteem, loneliness, and high unconventionality and novelty seeking. Other intrapersonal variables include psychopathology (such as mental, mood, and anxiety disorders) as well as childhood factors such as behavior problems, social incompetence, and insecurity. Finally, interpersonal variables entails the current family, such as low caring family, low parental attachment, low identification with parents, leaving family home by the age of 18 and father smoking. Others include children family situation, such as single-parenting, impaired parent-child relationships, dysfunctional family climate, sexual abuse, parental history of alcohol problems, or illicit drug use (von Sydow et al, 2002, p. 50).

Describe a commonly abused inhalant, the etiology of inhalant abuse, and a current treatment approach that has shown effectiveness. What factors would you need to consider when working with a client who has a diagnosis of inhalant abuse?

Describe a commonly abused inhalant, the etiology of inhalant abuse, and a current treatment approach that has shown effectiveness. What factors would you need to consider when working with a client who has a diagnosis of inhalant abuse?

Could work be made more satisfying and participatory?

What are the goals and motivations for work reform, from the employer and the worker perspective?
What roles can management, unions, and the state play in shaping workplaces?
Is it possible to reorganize work so that it becomes more satisfying participatory?
Can the goals of humanistic work-reform be reconciled with the goals of productivity and profit?
Which theoretical perspectives provide the most useful insights on the prospects or lack thereof, for work-reform?

How to Stimulate the Economy

Imagine you are a senior US government policy adviser. The White House has asked your boss to brief them on your agency’s top policy priorities. You need to develop a comprehensive policy memo that will give your boss:
(1) the critical background information he/she needs on the issue at hand;
(2) analysis of the influence of Congress, the Judicial system, and other government agencies on the formulation and implementation of a specific policy;
(3) an evaluation of the influence that interest groups, political parties and the media have on the policy at hand;
(4) a set of options for your boss to consider regarding a path forward with all these political players (including pro’s and con’s for each option); and
(5) a recommended strategy that you want your boss to present to the White House to win support for your agency’s policy agenda.

Your task involves researching the life of any published Canadian poet and analyzing any one of their poems for the devices

What is the full name of this poet?
• Where did they grow up and where do they live now (if still living)? How did this influence their writing?
• What was the family background of the poet? How did this influence their writing?
• What did they do for a living? Was writing a hobby? Why or why not?
• Did they write a specific genre of poetry? Why?
• When did they live? How did era in which they grew up affect their writing?
• Any other valid questions that you feel are important to recognizing your poet.
In reviewing one of their poems, analyse the usefulness of the following aspects of their poem:
• Narrative
• Meaning
• Metaphors
• Similes
• Extended Metaphors
• Stanzas
• Imagery
• First Person Point of View
• Direct Address
• Free Verse
• Third Person Point of View
• Sentence Control
• Diction
• Any others you feel are important in analysing the poem

Complete a public/community health problem analysis

Identify a population based public/community health problem in Wake County, North Carolina. Your selection could be based on one of the following:
a. Cultural/ethnic group, e.g. Native Americans, Russians, Latinos, Black Americans, etc.
b. A disease/disability group, e.g. diabetics, persons with A.I.D.S. (P.W.A.), people with Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, etc.
c. Health coverage category, e.g. Medicare, Medicaid, Medi-Cal (California), Women, Infants, Children (W.I.C.) program, etc.
2. Provide a description of your selected health problem.
3. Obtain epidemiology/demographic data from Wake County, North Carolina health department that documents the problem, provides parameters, and defines/illustrates the scope of the problem.
4. Research, identify, and describe a minimum of four resources currently available/providing services to/for your selected group. These may include any of the following: programs/ agencies which provide specialized services/interventions, or grant monies. Describe the programs and discuss how the availability/existence of the program/service is communicated to the selected population group i.e. how does the population find out about the availability of services or the existence of the organization/agency?
5. Identify and discuss the barriers to solving your selected public/community health problem in terms of the following:
a. services needed
b. access
c. communication challenges
d. regulatory/political issues
e. inter-agency scope of delivery and care
f. financing/economics/budgetary issues
g. population/human impact
6. Identify and discuss the major stakeholders that would be involved in solving your public/community health problem. Are there any agencies with conflicting agendas and/or crossovers of service provision?
7. Based on your analysis, make three recommendations to solve your identified problem. Provide data and reference citations to support and lend credibility to your recommendations.

Vaccinations: A Parental Responsibility

Following the deaths of several children exposed to disease by unvaccinated classmates, the issue of whether children’s vaccinations should be obligatory in order to attend public school has sparked considerable debate. Parents of school-aged children, teachers, school nurses, and school officials all have an important stake in this issue, and a responsibility to engage with the debate in order to reach an appropriate solution. The possibility that one’s child might be exposed to potentially fatal disease due to the choice of other parents to not vaccinate their children is a risk that many parents find unacceptable. Others argue that the imposition of vaccinations is a violation of their fundamental rights, and that their access to education should not be impinged by their free choices. The main problems implicated in resolving this issue are the risk to vaccinated children who are exposed to unvaccinated children, the possibility of adverse health effects as a result of vaccination, and the ethical implications of interfering with the parental right to choose on behalf of their children whether or not to accept vaccination. Each of these is discussed below.

The Challenger Disaster: Conflicting Responsibilities at Morton Thiokol and NASA taken from William Shaw’s Business Ethics (3rd ed.) Belmont: Wadsworth Publishers.

Under contract from NASA, Morton Thiokol Inc. designs and produces the rocket boosters used to launch the space shuttle. In January 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after take-off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, killing all seven astronauts aboard. It was the worst disaster in the history of the U.S. space program. Later analysis identified the cause of the explosion to be failure in the O-rings used to seal the rockets. Evidence shows that prior to the launch Morton Thiokol and NASA had been concerned about the O-ring reliability at low temperatures.
All large institutions confront difficulties when organizing decision making. In such institutions, two important factors often work at cross purposes: Large institutions develop a wealth of expert and valuable information, yet efficient decision can be hampered by too much information. Thus large institutions usually develop formal organizational structures that assign different responsibilities to different members such that when each member fulfills his or her role, an efficient and rational decision should result. Within such a structure each person has the responsibility of doing what his or her role requires, and nothing more.
Both Morton Thiokol and NASA were typical in this regard. At Morton Thiokol, engineers were responsible for designing and testing the rockets and conveying the relevant information to management. Acting on behalf of the corporation, management would use this information in ways that would advance the best interests of the firm. On this model, engineers provided expert and objective information and managers were responsible for incorporating this information into final decisions.
Various levels decisions were established, with checks and balances at each level. Likewise, NASA management was organized to protect the best interests of the space program, including the safety of its astronauts. In such complex organizational structures, there is seldom any one individual who is responsible for a decision, either in having the final say, or in being liable for the decision once it is made.
As it normally worked, Morton Thiokol management would accept the recommendations of their engineers and NASA would require contractors to rove ‘the safety and reliability of their products.. Just prior to the Challenger launch, it appears that both Morton Thiokol and NASA changed the normal decision-making routine.
For over a year prior to this launch, Thiokol engineers had been concerned about the reliability of the O-rings. One engineer who worked closely on the O-rings, Roger Boisjoly, had expressed reservations to management on numerous occasions. After an earlier shuttle flight one year before the Challenger launch, Boisjoly had found evidence of leakage around the O-rings. Boisjoly later testified that NASA officials had requested that he “soften” his position before presenting his data to a post-launch review board, Boisjoly did, and shuttle flights continued throughout 1985.
After again finding evidence of O-ring leaks in later flights, and believing that his earlier warnings were not being taken seriously, Boisjoly wrote a strongly worded memo to Thiokol management in July 1985. In that memo marked “company private” to ensure that it remained within the firm, Boisjoly said that he was writing ”to insure that management is fully aware of the seriousness of the current O-ring erosion problem.” If changes were not made he predicted, the result would be a catastrophe of the highest order-loss of human life. He concluded, “It is my honest and very real fear that if we do not take immediate action, then we stand in jeopardy of losing a flight along with all the launch pad facilities.” In response to this memo Thiokol formed an engineering task force to monitor the O-ring problem.
In the days leading up to the January 28 launch of the Challenger, Thiokol and NASA were in constant communication concerning the launch,. When the weather forecast for launch day showed unusually low temperatures, Thiokol management initially agreed with the recommendations of their engineers and recommended a postponement of the flight.
Normally, NASA would require contractors to prove the safety of their components before going ahead with a launch. However, NASA was under pressure from other sources, including third parties who had contracted to use the shuttle flight to stay on schedule,. It seems in this case that NASA shifted the burden of proof, requiring those with concerns about the O-rings to prove that the parts were at risk. Without such proof, NASA was inclined to proceed with the launch. Late on the evening before the launch, Thiokol management met to review their recommendation,. According to Boisjoly, those present were asked to “make a management decision” and an engineer present was asked to ”take off your engineering hat and put on your management hat.” The senior management then voted to change their recommendation and advise NASA to go forward with the launch, Again, according to Boisjoly, NASA accepted this recommendation with relief and ”without any probing discussion.” The next morning, moments after take-off, the Challenger exploded.
In the days following this tragedy management at both Thiokol and NASA denied knowledge of or responsibility for the cause of tine disaster. NASA officials discounted “speculation that cold weather might have been a factor,” and Thiokol management denied that investigators had focused on “ parts of the shuttle for which for which Morton Thiokol is responsible.” Even weeks later, when the evidence was strong that O-ring failure had caused the explosion, Thiokol declared that while this had not been proven, they were working on new designs for the seals.
A presidential commission, chaired by former Secretary of State William Rogers, was formed to investigate this tragedy. Feeling a professional and personal responsibility, and especially in light of the reluctance of Thiokol and NASA management to be forthright in admitting what they knew, Roger Boisjoày agreed to testify before the Rogers Commission with a full disclosure of what he knew. Due in large measure to his testimony, the Rogers Commission concluded that O-ring failure was the cause of the shuttle disaster. Boisjoly later stated that Thiokol management expressed irritation over his decision to tell all. After testifying, his job responsibilities at Thiokol were downgraded and he was continuously isolated at work. After criticism by Rogers, Thiokol later assigned Boisjoly and another engineer to their original jobs. According to Boisjoly, the harassment continued at work until he was forced to take extended sick leave and long-term disability due to the stress and depression brought about by the entire episode.
After reading this case study you are asked to play the role of an ethical consultant to Roger Boisjoly, the engineer at Morton Thiokel, Inc. Your client has asked you to present to him in writing an overview of various ethical positions, in particular how consequentiality (utilitariaism) and deontological ethics would address his moral dilemma regarding whether or not to be a whistleblower,
You are asked to present how each position would view this situation along with the strengths and weaknesses of each theory, Please give particular examples relevant to this case to clarify the positive and negative aspects of each particular theory, You are asked to present your essay in the format of a formal memorandum addressed specifically to your client, Roger Boisjoly. You are not expected nor asked to solve the dilemma for your client, only to present his two options in an impartial, objective manner, Give no indication of your preference. It is important that your brief be logical and clearly presented.
In the case study you will be expected to argue the merits and demerits of an individual ethical decision from the respective of a given ethical theory.
you will critique a real life ethical dilemma from both a “Utilitarian” and a “Duty Ethics” approach.
The Guidelines for Case Studies are:
1. Briefly state the ethical issue at stake.
2. Indicate how an individual endorsing this particular ethical theory would address this ethical dilemma.
3. Discuss the essential aspects of this ethical theory.
4. Identify the implications and evaluate the strengths and weakness of this ethical theory as it relates to this particular case.
In your case studies it is expected that you make your presentation in an objective, non-bias manner and refrain from any personal comments or viewpoints. The purpose of this exercise is to assist you understand thoroughly the ethical theories treated in this course along with inherent strengths and weaknesses. Only in this manner can you fully appreciate how theories serve as the basis of our ethical decision making and

Case Study: ‘Virgin Blue unveils more changes’

Based on the article ‘Virgin Blue unveils more changes’ available in this e-course profile and on the course website students will need to prepare a change management that draws upon the change theories and models covered in the course this term. The report should identify the nature and need for change and propose change strategies that could be reasonably considered by the organisation. The report should also discuss the challenges the managers might face when initiating the change, providing strategies on how they might effectively manage the change process.

Briefly explain the purpose of the International Space Station, and list the name of all space agencies involved in building and operating it. When is the assembly of the station expected to be completed? Include the name and the expected date of launch of the last module to be added.

Briefly explain the purpose of the International Space Station, and list the name of all space agencies involved in building and operating it. When is the assembly of the station expected to be completed? Include the name and the expected date of launch of the last module to be added.

n spite of 21st Century conveniences and technology, we sometimes cling to older ways of performing simple but necessary daily tasks. Write an essay of 500-700 words that points out the advantages of doing or making something in an "old-fashioned" manner. Explain how and why you learned or use this less modern method. What skills and knowledge are reinforced by the older method you use? How or why are these skills and knowledge still important in a changing world?

n spite of 21st Century conveniences and technology, we sometimes cling to older ways of performing simple but necessary daily tasks. Write an essay of 500-700 words that points out the advantages of doing or making something in an “old-fashioned” manner. Explain how and why you learned or use this less modern method. What skills and knowledge are reinforced by the older method you use? How or why are these skills and knowledge still important in a changing world?

Vignette of a Couple: Robert and Sophia

Robert and Sophia are in their early 30’s and have been married for five years. Robert’s parents moved to the U.S. from Germany when he was 15 years old; he is an only child who felt very isolated during high school and college. Sophia is from a large Italian family that has been living in the U.S. for several generations. Sophia was abused by an uncle as a child, but was too afraid and ashamed to tell anyone.
Both Robert and Sophia work long hours at demanding jobs, and they feel exhausted and stressed at the end of the day. Typically, they drink a bottle or two of wine with dinner, and often argue about the amount of time Sophia spends with her family, Robert’s frequent business trips out of town, or when they should start to have children.
Three weeks ago, Sophia discovered that Robert had an affair with a co-worker the previous summer. Robert refuses to discuss this except to say that it was “a mistake.” Robert admits he has felt unhappy in the marriage and depressed for over two years, but he does not think talking about it will help.
Sophia feels betrayed and furious. For the past week she has been unable to concentrate at work, can’t sleep, and feels irritable much of the time. She pleads with Robert to tell her what he needs, but he is silent and withdrawn. His drinking has increased and he is becoming more depressed.
Sophia has been going through Robert’s computer and mail when he is not at home, and she discovered current messages he had written to another women describing his hopeless feelings about the marriage and thoughts of suicide. Two nights ago Sophia confronted Robert with this correspondence, and she became so angry that she threw a glass at him, which shattered and cut his arm. This incident frightened them both, and they have decided to get marriage counseling.
1. Identify and evaluate specific methods you would use during the assessment and diagnosis phase with this couple or family.
2. Apply family systems models used for understanding patterns of dysfunction in relationships to describe how you would incorporate assessment and diagnostic processes into your work with this couple or family.
3. How would you apply the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic system to this couple or family? Review the materials in the DSM-IV-TR about relational problems (pp. 736–737) and the GARF Scale (pp. 814–816). If you decide to give a diagnosis to any of the individuals, what would it be, and how might this diagnosis impact the couple’s or family’s therapy process?
4. How would you include social-cultural factors in the assessment and diagnosis of this couple or family?
5. Evaluate the influence of the clients’ social-cultural background, personal history, environment, and family or relationship systems on their current experiences and the presentation of their symptoms. You will need to support your ideas with evidence from the professional literature.
6. How will your own social-cultural background, personal history, values, biases, and assumptions impact the diagnostic process with this couple or family? For example, might you have difficulty understanding the meaning of some the symptoms these clients present; might you overlook, or over-emphasize, certain symptoms, given your own background and history?
7. What ethical issues may arise when assessing and diagnosing a couple or family?
Apply specific ethical standards (such as those from the ACA, AAMFT, and NAADAC) to the issues you may encounter when assessing and diagnosing this couple or family.
8. Design an effective treatment plan for this couple or family based on the assessment information you have observed and collected during the diagnostic process. Use the following outline for your treatment plan:
What is the focus of the therapy (key issues and concerns that will be addressed)?
What are some of the main goals for this family or couple? What specific changes in the family or couple would be evidence of positive movement or would demonstrate that therapy is being effective? For each goal noted, list examples of specific interventions or counseling techniques that will be used during the sessions.
What interventions will be used during sessions to help the family or couple reach their goals?

What is the relationship between race and ethnicity? Why are both of these concepts problematic?

What evidence is there to suggest that humans can be divided into discrete races or ethnic groups?
Are there biological foundations to these concepts or are they social constructs (i.e., the product of social discourses and practices)?
How are they important to the cultural social creation of individual and group identity?
What are some of the strengths and limitations of these concepts in understanding human differences?

The Extent to Which the Globalization of Consumer Culture Leads to Cultural Homogenization

The primary objective of this essay is to examine the extent to which the globalization of consumer culture leads to cultural homogenization. The axis of discussion investigates and explores into the nature of the globalized consumer culture, focusing ardently on the global media, the McDonalization of society, the culture industry, modernity, and cultural imperialism. The approach used is both argumentative and discursive, illuminating on various sociological theories in finding the extensity of the subject. The essay gives lucid introductory remarks to the entire subject, followed by definition of terms, and an outline of my major arguments. It examines the character of the global society in an attempt to find a converging praxis to explicate the concept of cultural homogenization. Subsequently, the essay indicates the diverging points in view of cultural homogenization in the context of domination, suppression, and regulation.
 
Key words: globalization, consumer culture, cultural homogeneity, culture industry, indigenization, cosmopolitanism, modernity
 

Should Governments Impose Trade Sanctions?

Different scholars differ on whether the governments should introduce trade sanctions on other defiant regimes. Some foresee the action as critical; while others see the policy as ineffective and to some extend hurting the untargeted individuals. The supporters argue that trade sanctions are important in preventing criminal activities from spreading to other areas. For instance, a government should impose trade sanction to a country that produces nuclear arsenals in order to prevent the spread of terrorism to its neighbors and other regions. Further, the proponents support sanctions particularly if the action of one country is affected and eventually likely to affect the global environment.
Conversely, the opponents of trade sanctions believe that they do not only affect the targeted regime but also the people in other countries. For instance, trade sanctions affect the markets of businesses; that is, the market of firms exporting their products to another country is will cease to exist once the importing country is sanctioned. As a result, sanctions do not hit the target; that is, although, they are aimed at the regime and its leaders, it eventually ends up hurting business and innocent citizens.

Review the Enron Code of Ethics from the year 2000 that is provided. For this assignment, you will assume the role of an I/O consultant specializing in ethics.

Review the Enron Code of Ethics from the year 2000 that is provided. For this assignment, you will assume the role of an I/O consultant specializing in ethics. You have been contracted by Enron to update their corporate code of ethics. For the purposes of this assignment, assume that it is modern day in terms of relevant laws. Otherwise, assume that you have contracted with Enron prior to the scandal.

Introduce us to the concept of MICROCREDIT. Explain what economists mean by this concept and use and example such as the GRAMEEN BANK to explain the issues surrounding this topic. Make sure you make the linkage to gender work and the family clear with this topic.

Introduce us to the concept of MICROCREDIT. Explain what economists mean by this concept and use and example such as the GRAMEEN BANK to explain the issues surrounding this topic. Make sure you make the linkage to gender work and the family clear with this topic.

The Rise of China: A Potential Concern to the world order?

The ascendancy of China economically, militarily and increasingly politically has become a source of concern for the international community, and in particular, the United States of America. Some observers have particularly singled out frictional nature of power transitions at an international level (Ikenberry, 2008). China’s ascendancy is of interest given its origins and facilitations. This is because while it is gaining clout internationally, China’s economic prosperity is inextricably linked to that of rest of the world (Carr, 2010). Economic gains are normally viewed with favor provided these do not mean a disruption of the international status quo. This is an exception for China in the modern setting, as subsequent paragraphs demonstrate.
Political analysts worry that China growth portends a major reorientation of the international system vis-à-vis challenging the extant international relations status quo (Legro, 2007). They attribute their concerns to the historical and socio-cultural mindset of the Chinese. For instance, the socio-political backdrop against which China forged its present achievements was turbulent; various wars, a chaotic domestic market and weak, non-existent or disastrous central-government regulatory frameworks characterized that early period (Rawski, 2011). Nonetheless, gradual reforms, notably the shift from government controlled enterprises to private ownership of enterprises, increased returns on investments and introduced a semblance of order in the domestic Chinese market. Overtime, this has resulted in substantial economic gains with international implications.

Kraft Foods Inc

Morgen Witzel (2004) describes management as the harmonization and direction of activities with the aim of accomplishing both the organization and its member’s objectives (1). Having defined what management is it is therefore possible to reduce the study and practice of management to ideas and concepts that are fundamentally minute. In this case, business management is considered. Business management therefore, deem that a set of goals and strategies are necessary in order to’ get there’ and without this, efforts will be wasted. Another factor considered by business is an institute that will draw together resources to achieve these goals. In this regard, people’s skills need to be guided and coordinated. People have their own needs and aspirations which the institute must accommodate (Witzel p 3). The current paper will introduce and critically analyze Kraft Foods Inc, placing specific cognizance on the major challenge and how it impacts to the organization. The report contends that lack of global geographical concentration remains to be the greatest challenge. In the end recommendation will be made based on management theory.

Family Stress Theory

Family Stress Theory is a developmental theory that uses the concepts of family science (family nursing). This theory seeks to explain the reasons for some family systems to adapt, grow, and thrive under stressing situations whereas other family deteriorate and disintegrate when faced with similar circumstances (Beckett, 2000; McCubbin, 1993, p. 46). Studies presented before the existence of family stress theory advanced that acquiring health information from patients during stressful period caused the subsequent medical problems. These medical problems were; increased the knowledge of patients about an epidemiological condition or health concerns, led to development of new questions in the course of interaction between the patient and the medical providers, and raised the level of understanding of medical information from healthcare providers (and Texas Woman’s University, 2008). The three conditions are currently believed to trigger stress within the family system.

Employing Important Techniques Used in Operations Management

This report presents an evaluation and analysis of two operations management techniques namely decision support systems and dashboards. Methods of analysis comprise evaluating existing problems within Islay Island and US Department of Defense using decision support systems and dashboards techniques respectively. Results portray that decision support systems has aided in Islay land use operations while dashboards is significant in curbing the issue of information overload in US Department of Defense. The report unearths the prospects of operations management techniques in solving diverse organizational predicaments.
 

US Philips Curve in Long Run

This paper reviews the trend of Philips curve in the US economy using the data obtained from US inflation rate and unemployment rate. The data used covers two decades – from 1992 to 2011. From the data, there is weak co-integration between inflation rate and unemployment rate. Further, in the long-run casualty, the data show unidirectional relationship between the rate of inflation and the rate of unemployment. For in some economic years like 1992-1993 both unemployment rate and inflation rate show positive correlation; that is, both decline. However, in 2000-2003, the decline/increase of unemployment corresponds to an inverse change of inflation rate. The unidirectional trend of the two rates is attributed to the existence of other temporary factors such as oil price gyrations, change in productivity and change in imports.
Key words: Philips Curve, Unemployment Rate and Inflation Rate

Many past research have supported the link between customer commitment and firm’s profitability. Your firm wants to know how to increase your customer’s commitment and loyalty to your products. Discuss the different types of commitment in marketing, and how commitment can be measured.

Many past research have supported the link between customer commitment and firm’s profitability. Your firm wants to know how to increase your customer’s commitment and loyalty to your products. Discuss the different types of commitment in marketing, and how commitment can be measured.

Write a Literary Analysis about the issue of blood donation by homosexuals and the ban that exist in the USA and other countries.

Write a Literary Analysis about the issue of blood donation by homosexuals and the ban that exist in the USA and other countries. You will need to give the history of the issue, give the relevant material pertaining to the issue (facts, statistics), address any changes in the issue over time, and find a group organization that supports the topic.

Discuss the effects of free radicals and DNA damage on ageing. Explain how antioxidants affect our health and act against ageing and protect us against diseases, give examples. Discuss how antioxidants are used for patient care and the improvements it has made

Discuss the effects of free radicals and DNA damage on ageing. Explain how antioxidants affect our health and act against ageing and protect us against diseases, give examples. Discuss how antioxidants are used for patient care and the improvements it has made

Case Study: Starbucks training program

On February 26, 2008, Starbucks shut all of its 7,100 stores for 3 hours to deliver training to its 135,000 employees. The goals of the training were to bring back a focus on “espresso standards,” to ensure that the customer experience is the best it can be, and to re-energise employees’ focus on the things that made Starbucks the leading retailer of specialty coffee. Many loyal Starbucks customers were unhappy with the fact that they could not get their Starbucks fix anywhere during that 3-hour time period. From a quick look at the Internet, many customers spent the time blogging about how difficult it was to not have access to Starbucks during that time. As expected, competitors used the opportunity to lure customers with free or discounted coffee.
Some popular press articles have claimed that the training program was a marketing ploy (certainly, the training program did receive a lot of press coverage), and that the training program was more of a pep-rally than a serious attempt at training Starbucks baristas. The skeptics are correct that a brief, one-time training program is unlikely to make a real difference without additional training and ongoing support from peers and managers. However, it is possible that follow-up training is being conducted (without as much fanfare) and that there is support from peers and managers to transfer what was learned in training back to the job. It would be very interesting to see Starbucks (or better yet, an independent training evaluator) conduct a rigorous and thorough evaluation and utility analysis of this company-wide training program, which must have been expensive in terms of employee time and lost sales across all the stores.

  1. Do you think the program organisers achieved their training goals within the 3-hour training period?
  2. How can the above training program contribute to a more comprehensive human resource development program at Starbucks?

Customized Operations Management Book Report based on the e-book: The Goal

A summary of the book (exposition of lean principles used in the book):
You may summarize the book focusing on the following questions:
• “A business system’s performance is determined by its bottleneck performance.” What are the “metaphors” Goldratt uses to illustrate this principle?
• “Things average out,” or do they?
• We should target 100% utilization of all resources, agree or disagree?

Your task is to write a report to define, discuss and evaluate the practice and function of professional ethics as they relate to different disciplines, specifically technology in Education, technology in Business and technology in Science.

Your task is to write a report to define, discuss and evaluate the practice and function of professional ethics as they relate to different disciplines, specifically technology in Education, technology in Business and technology in Science.

The Role of Primary Products Exports in the Development of Upper Canada in 19th Century

Upper Canada came into existence in December 1791 with its political entity envisaged by Great Britain. By 1890s, Upper Canada had become one of the largest Canadian provinces in terms of population and contributed much of the national economic output (Waltkins 2). The impact of agriculture in the 19th century was associated with economic development not only in Upper Canada but also across the globe (Easterbrook & Aitken 253). Agricultural practice and the export of primary products had a strong link with economic development based on the various process involved in the production, processing, and transportation of these staple products. Most of the people in Upper Canada were rural dwellers, 60% of whom practiced farming (Marr & Paterson 121). The increase of agricultural practices and the diversification of the market for the products farmed aggravated the rate of development and prosperity of the region. Since the agricultural products needed various forms of transport and industries, the need for establishing good infrastructure became a necessity. As a result, railway lines and canals were build to enable the transportation of wheat and other agricultural products to the US and European markets. The economic life of Upper Canada was largely driven by the export of certain staples or primary products that include timber, grain, fur, fish, minerals and many others (Darroch 427). The exports went to more advanced countries at that time like US, Britain, and France. According to the staples thesis, the dependency in exports increased and defined the rate of economic development in Upper Canada. As indicated in this paper, there are two fundamental dimensions, which aggravated the expansion of staples exports in Upper Canada. Clearly, Upper Canada had a large expanse of land, which necessitated the expansion of agriculture, while in the beginning of the 19th century; many immigrants who were hungry for land moved to the region and increased development (Waltkins 3). This topic is significant to explore, since it illuminates on how economic development is directly related to primary exports in the context of historical approaches of growth and development. The paper presents the various roles that the export of primary products contributed to the development of Upper Canada during the 19th century, while stipulating that the staples thesis indeed explain in some measure, these developments.

A Comparison of Nintendo Wii with Play station 3 and Xbox 360 with respect to Product Cycle

The X box 360 and Play station 3 have showed competition with Nintendo Wii (Xbox 360 Live, 2012). It is imperative to mention that, all these companies have managed to get to the growth stage of a product lifecycle. However, Nintendo Wii has shown exemplary performance. For instance, the products are fitted with certain distinct features to obtain competitive advantage. Moreover, each of these products has undergone repackaging through rebranding, product differentiation and managing product lifecycle accordingly. For instance, the Xbox 360 coming to the markets in 2005, with distinct features such as media centre with multimedia functions, ease in online competition, game demos, trailers among others. On the other hand, we have play station 3, a revised version of play station 2 (Play station-Network, 2012). The console also has managed command its place in the markets by showing competitive advantage exhibited in certain distinct features such as flash card readers, HDMI ports and Ethernet ports. Noteworthy, the console has also managed to split into 20GB and 60 GB to meet the challenges of a diverse market in an age where clients are suppressed by the current economic global recession.

Critical Analysis of the Sexual Motivation Reading by Masters and Johnson (1966)

What inspires humans as sexual beings to respond to stimuli? This is the question that this article sought to address by reviewing a study by Masters and Johnson. The article’s main focus is a research conducted by the pair that observed the sexual responses of 694 participants with the goal of understanding the physiological aspect of sexual motivation (p. 160). The author also gives an account of how the researchers improved the sampling method used by shifting from the initial use of prostitutes for the study to obtaining a more credible and “representative sample” of the larger population (p. 161). The article also notes the procedures and measurements used as well as the observation techniques that were applied. An analysis of the results is followed by an evaluation of critical responses towards the research and recent studies that draw from the findings of this simple study.

Application of the Nursing Process to Delivery Culturally Competent Care: Madeline Leininger's Sunrise Model based on her theory of Trancultural Nursing.

Background information on the Selected Population:
Identify physiological, environmental, psychosocial factors that influence communication within members of the group and with persons outside the group.
Explain the influence of their beliefs on their health practices.
Identify 3-4 barrier factors that influence the provision of culturally competent care.
Identify at least one ethical dilemma that may occur in the delivery of health care.

Capitalist Development in China and Its Impact on Foreign Investors and the World

The push for international diffusion has characterized many nations in the past decades. As a capitalist economy, China’s rise to one of the economical powers has been a surprise to the world. From a developing nation, China has risen to become a key player in the world economy. It has actually given Americans (the current super powers) a run for their money. Nevertheless, the sustainability of this growing economy remains challenged by many existing issues including reducing raw materials and other resources, uncertainty of a stable government in the future and the increasing environmental concerns which have extended to the global levels. Can China really rise to a super power? This research has dwelt more on capitalist development in China and the impacts to the world. Secondary data was collected from journals and books from the internet and school library. The literature review gives a rigorous and scholarly assessment of the long-term global impact of China’s ascendancy. It also gives an analysis of how China is a key player in determining the fate of the global free trade. The article explores the dynamics of capitalist development in the major political economies of the Republic of China. The review also gives a good understanding of Mainland China’s economic rise and its interpretation. By comparing China with other countries, the research also gives the salient aspects of late capitalist development. It is evident that China’s economic development may not be sustained. Nevertheless, the content enriches the current research on the problems facing China and the obstacles it has to overcome to attain its growth.

A Bride and a New Beginning: “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky”

The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky” is a thrilling masterpiece written by Stephen Crane. The story lauds western ideologies and societal perceptions that dominate societies. Crane manages to creatively develop a strong story plot that stylistically introduces each character at the right time to create a fascinating storyline. The story is about Jack Potter, a marshal in Yellow Sky who resolves to get married for a hidden reason. Crane notes that Potter married a woman, not as beautiful, but that which “he believed he loved” (Crane 3). Potter decides to marry from San Antonio to communicate to the populace at Yellow Sky; ‘his new status.’
In the train, the passengers are judgemental and look down upon Potter and his bride because their dress is cheap. The couple ignores it and behave ‘accordingly’. Potter can hardly afford a meal, seems only to have coins in his pockets and struggles to impress the bride, something that prompts him to buy a ‘second-hand watch silver watch as a present’ (Crane 2). The trains moves close to its destination and Potter cannot stop thinking about how his reception at Yellow Sky. He is guilty of not informing the residents but happy that they should clandestinely find out his new status. Yellow Sky is the town where men pick fights for no good reason, treasure beer, and one has to be always armed. Scratchy Wilson, the ‘Weary Gentleman’ bar, the drummer, and the ‘barkeeper’s dog’ represent the lifestyle and social relations that exist in Yellow Sky.

Paul Ehrlich and John Holdren (1971) argue that “problems of population size and growth, resource utilization and depletion, and environmental deterioration must be considered jointly and on a global basis.”

Stated simply:
I = P * A * T
where I is the impact (of any city, or province, or nation or of the planet), P is the population size, A is the per capita affluence (measured by the per capita rate of consumption) and T is a measure of the damage done by the technologies that are used in supplying the consumption. Estimates vary but, in general, approximately 20% of the wealthiest individuals consume approximately 80% of world resources while approximately the poorest third consume approximately 5% of world resources.
For the purpose of this assignment you will make three assumptions. First, you will assume that the earth has a finite carrying capacity and that we are nearing, at, or over that carrying capacity. Second, you will assume that you are a politician of a first-world city and you need to implement a solution to this problem. Third, you will assume that this problem has only two possible solutions:
· The first solution is “de-growth” (or décroissance). De-growth advocates an extensive downscaling of
production and consumption.
· The second solution is technological such as that presented by that presented by “Tangye New Town”
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or
the City of Edmonton’s “Way We Green”.
In this paper you will make a clear decision of the path you want your city to move towards. IN this essay you
must do the following:
· frame the problem. That is, explain how you understand I = P * A * T
· explain how your solution addresses this simple formula.
· you must critically evaluate and weigh both possibilities and discuss long and short term consequences as well as small and large scale consequences of your decision.
You have a limited amount of space to convince the reader of your position so be sure to use your space wisely. You need to let the reader know that you understand the issue, that you understand the position of those opposed to yours and that you know how to defeat the main arguments that may be used against your position. A few short well argued points supporting your position are much better than a large number of poorly argued points which support your position. The presentation of a
couple of the stronger arguments presented by an opponent is better than the presentation of weak arguments.

Women in Engineering

Despite the rising enrolment levels for women in engineering and other science related fields, the number of women in the engineering field remains significantly low at all levels of the engineering field. Though numerous studies have been undertaken to establish the necessary interventions in encouraging women to pursue engineering, the number of women in the field remains low in terms of enrollment and retention as well as their participation in the field. Interestingly, there is an increasing trend in the demand for women engineers in various industries. Against the background of low participation levels and the rising demand for women engineers, there is need to examine the factors as to why the number of women in the engineering field remains disproportionately low.

The Role of Trudeau and Mulroney in Solving the Problem of Quebec

The situation in Canada was mired with difficulties in every realm, politically, economically and even socially. Economic crisis resulting to massive job cuts were the issues that raised instabilities all over Canada[1]. It was about survival and a consolidation of every possible effort to meet the challenging times that dominated the focus of each individual province. The question of national cohesion was of little significance; rather, what remained relevant was how each individual province would manoeuvre to survive autonomously. Both political and economic disparities engulfed the provinces in Canada but the influence and the repercussions were asymmetrical. This, perhaps, provides an explanation behind Quebec’s separatist quest from the entire Canada. This essay will attempt to explore the role of Trudeau and Mulroney in solving the problem of Quebec’s place in Canada.
Since the 1930’s, Canada experienced the worst economic dislocation with socio-political tragedies as well. Need to adopt policies that would alleviate the condition was inevitable[2]. Behind these were, Margaret Thatcher of Britain, Ronald Reagan of United States and in Canada, Brian Mulroney. Certain policies from the Great Depression period were adopted to help alleviate the prevalent economic crisis. These included reduced social spending, privatised government activities, a cut back on the civil service and a control over the money supply. However, in Keynesians views, such policies were rendered null and void as did nothing tangible during the Great Depression. As the federal government failed to deliver to the satisfaction of individual provinces, particularly Quebec, then the province’s separatist quest became irresistible.
 
[1] “The Politics of uncertainty 1976- 2006” : 428
[2]Ibid: 428

American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812

The American revolutionary war had significant effects on the dramatic industrial revolutions in British North America[1]. Legal transformations occurred where the colonies could no longer rely on law informed by traditions and natural law. Out of intricacies inherent in the new economic order of capitalism, legal paradigmatic shifts remained inevitable. Certain amends were executed to make law more responsive to the needs of the people of British North America[2]. For instance, in the Canadas, William Hume Blake, solicitor general in the Baldwin- La Fontaine administration, made significant attempts to have principles of freedom and progress enshrined in legal decisions[3]. Moreover, in 1857, George Etienne Cartier lawyer and leader of the Bleaus in Canada East where engineered serious reform into the existent law[4]. For instance, he was instrumental in ensuring that, the legal system exhibited homogeneity and centralization. Introduction of the Civil Code was yet another tangible reform that ushered in property provisions of family law with the abolition of dower rights.
 
[1] Ibid : 190
[2] Ibid : 190
[3] “British North America’s Revolutionary Age”: 192
[4] Ibid 198

Counseling Children and Older Adults in Haiti Earthquakes

The January 12, 2010 earthquake that hit Haiti with a magnitude of 7.0 was the greatest earthquake ever recorded in that country (Taft-Morales & Margesson, 2010). It caused severe destruction and was a devastating incidence because it largely affected highly populated areas. About 9 million people were affected (survivors) by the disaster that had hundreds of thousands of casualties (Taft-Morales and Margesson, 2010). This destruction caused multiple effects within the family and community systems that required counseling.
The level of victims or survivors reactions (dose-response effects) depend on several factors and experiences associated with the incidence and stage of development. Erikson’s proposal “psychosocial issues and age periods matrix” shows that certain issues related to stage of growth can be used to establish specialized intervention plans (Whitbourne, Sneed & Sayer, 2009). Special groups of survivors are the adolescent and the older adults (elderly) because they usually develop greater levels of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than other developmental stages (Whitbourne, Sneed & Sayer, 2009). Further studies of this phenomenon show that issues that occurred earlier in life (e.g. at childhood) can reoccur later (at adulthood) and the memories and experience of the earlier event can stimulate individuals to respond to the later one with greater maturity thus the explaining the vulnerability of children (Whitbourne, Sneed & Sayer, 2009). It is also equally important to focus on specific cultural needs of these clients’ community such as cultural understanding of suffering (Dass-Brailsford, 2008).

Scientology

In a world of many ideologies, philosophies, beliefs, and practices, identifying a certain form of entity or way of life as a religion requires a good understanding into its nature and ramification. When scientology came into existence, debates arose whether it was a religion or a cult, based on some of its beliefs and practices. However, a lucid illumination to its nature, concepts, and articulation qualified it as a religion indeed. Religion in its entire sense is an intricate subject, although rooted in the nature of the human person, and has endeavored to answer some of the fundamental questions of life whether through faith, reason, or experience. The reality of designating human existence to a supernatural, finite, and ultimate being has led to the establishment of diverse religious ideologies, beliefs, and practices that point towards the same reality God. Scientology is a religion whose existence has aggravated varied responses concerning its beliefs and practices, especially from the Christian faithful. This paper provides a well-informed study of scientology religion, with a summary of its history, beliefs, practices, symbols, ideas in the context of world religions, while attempting give learning outcomes, challenges, and promises experienced from exploring this subject.

Term Paper: What impact has globalization and increased modernity had on indigenous and native populations throughout the world? Can these impacts be argued as positive ones for these societies? Discuss this with a range of social, cultural and political impacts

Term Paper: What impact has globalization and increased modernity had on indigenous and native populations throughout the world? Can these impacts be argued as positive ones for these societies? Discuss this with a range of social, cultural and political impacts

Motivation: Discuss the role of Motivation based two literary short stories "Sorrowfull Woman" by Gail Godwin and "A rose for Emily" by William Faulkner.

Literary Essay
Each character in literature embodies the personality and motivation to act as an individual in society. He or she captures the characteristics of people that a reader comes to recognize or perceive, through the actions and thoughts of the individuals within a work. Certainly, at times a reader brings bias and personal perspectives to a work, which may influence a reader’s interpretation of a work of fiction. However, a character’s actions/thoughts may be influenced by a series of past experiences as well. Such conscious and at times unconscious motivators vary in strength and quality. They may include: (a) value systems (b)emotions: fears, loneliness, depression etc. (c)current conditions in life (d) exterior conflicts (e )health issues (physical/mental). Indeed, it is plausible to state that characters function positively or negatively, through their own sense of reality, as influenced by their motivations. Therefore, it is conceivable that a short story’s plot is directly influenced by a character’s motivation. In fact, without such character motivation, a work’s sequence of events, structure and author’s intent (theme), would fail to meet any success.
Task:
Two works“A Rose for Emily” and “Sorrowful Woman “whose main character (protagonist/antagonist) influences a work to be what an author originally intended. In other words, a character’s motivation(s) is vital to drive a story to its conclusion. Supporting data to your thesis, choose which motivations BEST defend your thesis. Then illustrate these influences from the two short stories
NB. Your thesis should raise the issue of character motivation as vital to establish an author’s intended theme.

Global Innovation: Australia Health Care Business Plan

An elaborate and good health care system is a fundamental need for the well-being of Australian citizens and as such, forms the pillar of development both nationally and globally. An improved health care system will provide citizens with an opportunity to get good health services, be able to manage health conditions, and prevent the rising rates of chronic diseases. The health care system in Australia is indeed among the best performing systems globally (Willis, Reynolds & Helen, 2009). The caveat to Australia’s health care system is the need to address the health care demands of the agingpopulation, which continues to experience extensive modificationsand requires a reformatory process to cater to changing needs of this group of people. Many patients, and especially the aging population, find it difficult to move from one health care provider to another because of lack of a clear format of accessing them in the health care system (Willis, Reynolds & Helen, 2009). The aging population often encounters difficulties with multiple health care conditions that include diabetes, cancer, asthma, hypertension, and many others. These conditions and others that affect the aging, and disabled often require the need of a dietician, physiotherapist, psychologist, podiatrists, or a dentist to maintain continuity of care. Navigating the complex health system in Australia in search of these health care providers becomes an intricate process for the aging. With the current technological ramifications, the need to have an informatory system that provides information about the various health care providers is readily accessible and fundamental. As e-commerce provides more business opportunities, this business plan intends to establish an online website to aid the aging population in need of certain health care providers, to access their information, location, and have the opportunity to choose the right and best health care professionals.

contracts and contract law

(a) Name the 3 key elements of a contract. [3 Marks]
(b) Explain the significance of each of the key elements in part (a) of the question and give an example in each case as a part of your answer. [12 Marks]
(c) In addition to the key elements in part (a) of the question, there are other points that must be noted for the contract to be legally binding. Identify four such points and briefly explain what they are, or give an example. [10 Marks]

Assume you are an exporter of seafood based in Country A and have received an enquiry from Country B for the ongoing supply of fresh seafood. Country B is a land-locked country but has good aviation facilities. The buyer is unknown to you but if a contract is concluded it will be quite lucrative.

Assume you are an exporter of seafood based in Country A and have received an enquiry from Country B for the ongoing supply of fresh seafood. Country B is a land-locked country but has good aviation facilities. The buyer is unknown to you but if a contract is concluded it will be quite lucrative.
Describe the steps you would take to negotiate a contract with the buyer in Country B.
What sort of terms would you incorporate in that contract?
How might CISG apply to the transaction?
What are going to be the considerations for advising on transport options? Assuming that both Country A and Country B are parties to the Hague/Visby Rules and the Montreal Convention, what are the main implications of those Conventions on the carriage of the cargo? What if, instead of seafood, the exporter was exporting live animals?
What are the suitable financing options for this transaction?
Your answer(s) should set out the reasons why you have adopted the particular approach, and where appropriate you should refer to the relevant legal principles.

Combating Discrimination of Women in the Arab Society

The Arab society has conservatively treated women differently from men, according them a tremendously lower status, subordinate roles, notable seclusion, and dissention from certain rights and privileges. With the current wave of globalization and democracy, the recent up rise realized across the Arab countries includes a variety of women organizations championing for gender equality and fair treatment in relation to men. Among other things, women from many Arab countries are denied ownership to property, right for education, right to vote, forced marriages, feminine ideologies, job discrimination, inferiority, and various rights of expression; a tradition which has been largely stimulated by religious ideologies and conformist cultural practices. For instance, in Saudi Arabia, women are not allowed entirely to drive or hold certain political offices. In Kuwait and United Arab Emirates, when elections are held, they exclude women from standing for positions in the government and even in the voting process.
Conversely, women discrimination in Arab nations is a human rights issue which requires an extensive inquiry into the reality at the ground in order to postulate lucid ways to combat the trend from the remote cause so as to enhance equality across the globe. This paper will endeavor to examine the available literature concerning women discrimination in the Arab society, illuminating on facts using both qualitative and quantitative methods of collecting data, while establishing effective recommendations to address the issue. Some of the solutions provided in this paper to promote gender equality among the Arab nations include: media sensitization, formation of nongovernmental organizations to educate Arabian society, promoting democracy in the region, establishing youth initiatives especially among those who study abroad in order make changes back at home, and challenging key nations to promote gender equality.

What role did the export of primary products play in the development of Upper Canada during the 19th century? Can the Staples Thesis explain these developments?

1. Introduction
– Should introduce the topic and explain why this topic is interesting to an
economist in terms of its economic and/or historical importance
– A brief overview of the key lines of debate is often included
2. Thesis Statement or hypothesis
– the introduction should end with a thesis statement
– that is, an assertion about the issue at hand, a claim that you will argue is true.
– the rest of the essay will present evidence to support that hypothesis
– a good strategy is to start out by addressing a view that is in opposition to the one you will argue is most persuasive
 
3. Specification of an Economic Model, Theoretical Framework or Approach
– the argument about cause and effect relationships used to test the hypothesis
– the model may be in the form of mathematics, geometry, diagram, or words
 
4. Evidence and Analysis (Discussion)
– you need to gather evidence to support the hypothesis
– the evidence may be in the form of written words and statistics gathered from
your scholarly sources (secondary evidence)
– or it may be in the form of original data or documents from the period
(primary evidence)
– and/or graphs, diagrams, and other images
– this section represents the main body of your essay
 
5. Conclusion
here you summarize the results and implications of the analysis
– if relevant, suggest further work that would help to resolve the issue

You are required to submit a report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a major multinational company to aid in the formulation of the internationalisation strategy of that company. The Report must be no more than a maximum of 4,000 words and must follow standard academic writing conventions in terms of referencing. Further advice on the structure of the report is given below.

The company is a GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) based company from one of the following sector (choose one industry from retail, renewable energy, higher education, financial services, creative industries).It is considering a joint venture in China or India and your role is to advise on whether this is a desirable objective. The CEO requires analysis of the general business environment (in the widest sense) in which the investment will take place. S/he also needs advice on what form the investment should take (if you decide it should proceed) and on possible cultural/institutional obstacles to the investment. Also feel free to include any other challenges/opportunities posed by the project.
 
The report should include at least the following structure
 

  • Executive Summary (very brief) – main areas investigated and a summary of the advice given. Central key idea or central point of view to highlighted in the executive summary.

Executives are busy people with short attention spans and may not read the whole report. Therefore, this must be brief but also include the main points of the report and key findings

  • Introduction – terms of reference, an outline of the industry and the ‘problem’, a summary of the structure of what is contained in the report, and a short outline of how the research for the report was done.
  • The main body of the text – this should be well structured and build towards your recommendations and conclusions.
  • Recommendations and conclusions for the key areas outlined above. There should be a separate section for each area, which puts the case for the various options and provides an argument back by analysis and evidence for the recommended option.
  • Reference list – full references for sources used in the report. NB There should not be a bibliography. All the material in the reference list should be referred to in the text of the report.
  • Appendices – data (as defined above used in the report).

 

Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations – Discuss financial management in nonprofit organizations and write an essay that compares and contrasts the application of financial management techniques in nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Sources of funds, use of debt, performance evaluation (efficiency in use of contributions and meeting the organization’s objectives), governance mechanisms in non-profits, etc. would be good topics/issues for discussion in the essay.

Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations – Discuss financial management in nonprofit organizations and write an essay that compares and contrasts the application of financial management techniques in nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Sources of funds, use of debt, performance evaluation (efficiency in use of contributions and meeting the organization’s objectives), governance mechanisms in non-profits, etc. would be good topics/issues for discussion in the essay.

Workplace safety management includes planning for resources and all the activities that go along with maintaining a management program. All human resources have a key role to play regarding workplace safety and management. Workplace safety management requires program planning, resource availability, and active leadership to assure consistent deployment.

Workplace safety management includes planning for resources and all the activities that go along with maintaining a management program. All human resources have a key role to play regarding workplace safety and management. Workplace safety management requires program planning, resource availability, and active leadership to assure consistent deployment.
Hazard Identification
The need to identify and evaluate a work environment for existing hazards and conditions that are subject to change is significant in safety management. For most work sites, hazard identification involves conducting hazard inspections and reviewing related literature, such as material safety and hazard information provided in the organization. A checklist is an important tool to a successful workplace safety program, although identification is not limited to inspecting only the checklist. Both general and specific checklists need to be constructed for certain operations. For instance, a use of a variety of metalworking equipments or certain chemicals would certainly require specific checklists. An effective safety management program with employee participation, while anticipating and developing programs to help prevent harmful occurrences will aid in the identification of hazards. The evaluation will entail conducting comprehensive baseline workplace assessments, updating the assessments periodically, and allowing employees to participate in the evaluations. Conducting incident investigations demonstrates meaningful management commitment toward employee safety and health. To be in compliance with regulations, incident investigations must be conducted in timely fashion and in writing, while the unsafe acts that are discovered must be corrected.
Leadership Involvement
An effective safety culture in the workplace rests on the shoulders of the management team of an organization regardless of the structure. The management team, generally a smaller subset of the organization and higher still on the hierarchical structure, has the responsibility of confirming that hazard mitigation activities have taken place and that supervisors are meeting their responsibilities. If management demonstrates commitment and provides the motivating force and the needed resources to manage safety, an effective system can be developed and will be sustained. A good management system fosters a culture of safety awareness and motivation at all levels of the organization capitalizing on the impact of positive group dynamics as a way of shaping individual attitudes and behaviors. The safety situations encompass both exposures to physical hazards and work practices that put the employee at a greater risk of an injury. The management system should be evaluated to ensure that it is effective and appropriate to specific workplace conditions. Nonetheless, the system should be revised in a timely manner to correct any deficiencies as identified by any program evaluation.

The health care system is a highly labor intensive industry making up to 60% of the total cost of all expenses in the organization

The health care system is a highly labor intensive industry making up to 60% of the total cost of all expenses in the organization. One of the most significant drivers of labor costs is the number of staff employed in relation to an organization’s performance and output. The cost of labor is a product of the pay rate times the number of people employed, and certain factors have a significant impact on the total salaries and benefit costs. The number of employees in the healthcare organization vis-à-vis their productive power, mode of employment, and compensation is worth determining, since the pay rate is always a function of labor market conditions. Management has a greater control over the number and mix of staff in every department of the organization, which drives the overall salary expense. Since labor costs are so substantial, it is important that the organization attempt to size its workforce properly to maximize results. In the health care, the challenge is to create the best possible patient experience with excellent clinical outcomes without overspending for those services. Although determining the right staff size is not easy, the health care system like other industries ought to adopt techniques to control the labor costs.

Monetary Policy: Canada

Canadian authorities adopted inflation targeting monetary policy in 1991. Since that period, Canada has managed to keep inflation rate at a range of 1 percent and 3 percent in 1991 to 2004. However, some scholars query the effectiveness of this monetary policy because before its implementation, Canada was experiencing disinflation trend. Conventionally, the impact of inflationary targeting monetary policy is either positive or negative depending on the situation. Empirical studies have shown that, inflation targeting monetary policy has both positive and negative effects; however, the intensity varies from time to time as well as from economy to another. This research proposal predicts the relationship between economic growth and inflation targeting monetary policy to be positive. However, the correlation (measured by coefficient of determination) will be weak due to monetary policy complexities.
Key words: Economic Growth, Monetary Policy, Inflation

Ryan is 3 years old and attends the workplace nursery attached to his mother’s job at a shopping centre. He is usually there from 8.30am until 6.00pm from Monday to Friday. If his mother has to work on Saturday, then he attends the shopping centre crèche.

Ryan is 3 years old and attends the workplace nursery attached to his mother’s job at a shopping centre. He is usually there from 8.30am until 6.00pm from Monday to Friday. If his mother has to work on Saturday, then he attends the shopping centre crèche.
Recently Ryan has started biting and being aggressive to other children if they have something he wants. He wants to play with toys alone and does not want to share. He pushes away nursery workers who try to comfort him.
Ryan’s mother works in a shop at the large shopping centre. She is a single parent and Ryan is an only child. He has no contact with his father, and other members of the wider family live a long way from his home as Ryan’s mother moved to find work.
Ryan’s mother is very worried because yesterday he bit and scratched another child whose father is a shop manager. This child’s father has approached the officer in charge of the nursery, demanding that action be taken. He has implied that if the matter is not resolved then Ryan should be asked to leave the nursery.
 

  • Select a case study
  • (apply a behaviourist thory e.g fraud) Identify the behaviours that are of concern in the chosen case study
  • Using behaviourist theories, develop a behaviour support plan(how does it work?)
  • Offer 2-4 behaviourist strategies designed to support the child and change the behaviour
  • Explain how you would expect the plan to work.

 

Since the act of sex requires that another person allows us to use their body in order to gain physical pleasure, sex is always objectifying (even if we have their permission), therefore, sex is always a morally deficient activity. Discuss

Since the act of sex requires that another person allows us to use their body in order to gain physical pleasure, sex is always objectifying (even if we have their permission), therefore, sex is always a morally deficient activity. Discuss

Global Warming

Scientists opine that, of all existing organisms, humans have the greatest survival instinct. This instinct to survive has allowed humans to mold their very surroundings to better suit their needs, not limited to modifying the climates. The most alarming reaction of human actions is global warming. Global warming has become one of the most important phenomenons, which threaten to endanger living organisms. Thus, we need to know and realize the reasons for this problem and its effects and manners for redress. In essence, global warming is not a very complicated concept and is remediable, circumvented when well explicated.

How would you lead your organization over the next year during these difficult budget and economic times? Include but not limited to discussing effective leadership style, team building, and implementation of a strategic plan. What creative methods will you develop and implement? (Suggestion: utilize a SWOT analysis)

How would you lead your organization over the next year during these difficult budget and economic times? Include but not limited to discussing effective leadership style, team building, and implementation of a strategic plan. What creative methods will you develop and implement? (Suggestion: utilize a SWOT analysis)

Imagine you are working for a major bank. One of your largest corporate clients asks the bank to raise funds for a controversial new pulp mill. Your managers want you to assess the proposal. Your assessment will have to include your judgment on the public criticisms being made of the company. This scenario actually happened, and the bank refused the loan.

Imagine you are working for a major bank. One of your largest corporate clients asks the bank to raise funds for a controversial new pulp mill. Your managers want you to assess the proposal. Your assessment will have to include your judgment on the public criticisms being made of the company. This scenario actually happened, and the bank refused the loan.

Trade Unions Concerns over Equality, Ecological sustainability and Democracy

The themes of ecological sustainability, equality and democracy ought to be at the heart of trade unions. Indeed, these themes are the panacea to the prevalent deplorable working conditions that cut across the entire globe. The isolation of democratic approaches in the workplaces paved way for anachronistic capitalism that suppressed the welfare states to the detriment of full realization of workers’ rights (Panitch, 2001). Noteworthy, the post war boom ushered in serious economic disparities as capitalists and the middle-class perpetuated this by paying petty wages to workers to enhance their status quo (Panitch, 2001). This was the inception of a workers revolution to address the prevalent injustice. Additionally, ecological issues have adverse effects on workers’ rights due to ecological imperialism propagated by the rich western hemisphere (Panitch, 2001). This paper attempts to make an explicit display as to why trade unions should focus on equality, ecological sustainability and democracy and if they should collaborate with other trade unions in other countries.
It is of great relevance to this discussion to note that the aforementioned concerns should be the hallmark of trade unions operations. As it will emerge in the subsequent arguments, the aforementioned themes fundament the ideology upon which trade unions are built in a bid to address the plight of the contemporary worker, domestically and internationally.

Corporate Strategy of Southwest Airlines

The company through its 2010 annual reports and 2011 quarterly reports and investor presentations, laid down many strategies aimed at improving its market share and profitability. The company launched more flight services to Charleston and Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina and Newark and in New Jersey that brought the total cities served by the company to 72(Investor Relations, 2012, para. 4). All-New Rapid Reward program was also launched in March 2011, which has continued to accrue benefits to the company. The company also acquired air Tran airways increasing their number of aircraft fleet to 140 (Investor Relations, 2012, para. 5). This provided the company an opportunity to expand their markets into Atlanta and Washington D.C. This also enabled the airline to serve many more domestic cities and leisure markets in Mexico and Caribbean.

Education and Economic Growth in Canada

Canadian authorities adopted inflation targeting monetary policy in 1991. Since that period, Canada has managed to keep inflation rate at a range of 1 percent and 3 percent in 1991 to 2004. However, some scholars query the effectiveness of this monetary policy because before its implementation, Canada was experiencing disinflation trend. Conventionally, the impact of inflationary targeting monetary policy is either positive or negative depending on the situation. Empirical studies have shown that, inflation targeting monetary policy has both positive and negative effects; however, the intensity varies from time to time as well as from economy to another. This research proposal predicts the relationship between economic growth and inflation targeting monetary policy to be positive. However, the correlation (measured by coefficient of determination) will be weak due to monetary policy complexities.
Key words: Economic Growth, Monetary Policy, Inflation
 

Interpreting the Universe

Write an essay as how the world was gathered according to Western Philosophy (find ideas from Macmurray, an author and philosopher) as to how he viewed the world and how it began in regards to philosophy, then show ideas as to how they differ from and solve the problems of the pragmatists and the phenomenologists ways of philosophy.

Hilton Dublin Hotel

The hotel industry is powered by sales derived from the use of computerized reservations system (Fuchs, Ricci and Wien 404). The systems used to get business include the hotel’s primary efforts, telephone, global distribution systems, travel agents, third party wholesalers and the internet. The internet is one of the most cost effective and efficient information and marketing channels that has no geographical and time barriers. It utilizes the electronic medium to perform marketing activities with the purpose of finding, attracting, winning and retaining customers (Gay, Charlesworth and Esen 394). Internet marketing also gives businesses the opportunity to have a global presence while enabling them to establish their image, sell a wide range of products and services and enlarge relationships between firms and customers. It also improves customer loyalty through the use of electronic communications technology such as e-mail, internet, databases and mobile devices. Most hotels have effectively utilized e-marketing as a way of promoting their products and services. The following discussion seeks to find out the role of internet marketing at Hilton Dublin Hotel. It will also discuss how database marketing and direct marketing works and how they are used within the business. The marketing mix will also be discussed (personal selling, sales promotions, public relations and advertising). Hilton Dublin Hotel is a four star hotel located in Dublin, Ireland with a capacity of 189 beds (Campbell 75). It is approximately three miles from the RDS International Convention and Exhibition Centre and a 10 minute walk from city centre off Fitzwilliam Square in Ireland. It offers services like accommodation, dining, fitness and recreation, meeting and conferences and business centre services (Hilton Dublin Hotel Website).

Sandra is a 76 year old grandmother who has identified to her family that she does not wish to be resuscitated. She is well and has made an appointment to see her solicitor to discuss a living will.

Sandra is a 76 year old grandmother who has identified to her family that she does not wish to be resuscitated. She is well and has made an appointment to see her solicitor to discuss a living will. Following consultation with the solicitor, Sandra signs the living will in the presence of the solicitor and two independent witness who confirm that she is of sound mind and has not been coerced into signing the document. Sandra has now attended the A&E department with a history of diarrhea and vomiting and following assessment is dehydrated and it is decided that an IVI is required.
Using appropriate theory, critically analyse the situation and discuss the ethical and legal issues.

Stephen is found wandering the streets on a cold, rainy night. He is invited to take refuge in accommodation for the homeless. He accepts and receives food and a bed and is offered a shower. A Carer notices that he has a problem with his foot (it looks gangrenous) and wants him to be seen by a doctor. Stephen refuses

Stephen is found wandering the streets on a cold, rainy night. He is invited to take refuge in accommodation for the homeless. He accepts and receives food and a bed and is offered a shower. A Carer notices that he has a problem with his foot (it looks gangrenous) and wants him to be seen by a doctor. Stephen refuses. Using appropriate theory, critically analyse the situation and discuss the ethical and legal issues.
 

In Light of recent rulings, is the future society is moving to one composed of legally recognized gay and heterosexual individuals, both having equal rights and privileges?

In the recent past, the issue of Gays has often arisen within society and based on recent actions in courts it appears the issue is far from concluding. This position has come about because recent legal tussles have resulted in some rulings that appear to give additional strength to the issue of homosexuality and lesbianism. An example of such a ruling is the result of the case, Lawrence v. Texas in which the court banned all state anti-sodomy laws (Kinsley 1). This ruling appears to posit that gays and heterosexuals are entitled to similar rights by virtue of being recognized in the constitution as individuals first without consideration to sexual orientation (Sullivan 1).
Given the above position, it becomes clear that litigation to allow gay marriages will become a reality sooner rather than later. With the position already held by courts concerning citizen’s rights regardless of sexual orientation, this tussle is bound to spawn into related legal battles (Kinsley 1). In an attempt to restore calm to the situation, it has been suggested that if the institution of marriage were to be abolished by government, the whole issue may lose importance and be resolved amicably. This solution is also quite difficult to endorse given that marriage serves a major role in litigation and defining roles between married individuals with regard to property, children, etc. Nevertheless one thing appears to remain clear, the future society is moving to one composed of legally recognized gay and heterosexual individuals, both having equal rights and privileges.

Governing Financial Globalization: International Political Economy and Multi-level Governance

The first page of your review should identify the main arguments advanced by the author(s) and the evidence they use to support their positions. Do not provide a detailed, chapter-by-chapter discussion of the book.
The main body of the book review should consist of a more detailed examination of the arguments, evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of each of the arguments and integrating your own views on the merits of each argument and the evidence provided to support a particular argument.
The concluding page should provide an overall assessment of the work, addressing issues as to whether or not the author(s) adequately addressed the subject matter, were logically consistent throughout the work, and offered sufficient evidence. Lastly, you should explain why you would, or would not, recommend this work to other individuals interested in the subject matter.

The poem "Oranges"

Identify at least three elements in the poem that you found interesting or engaging (e.g., form, language, content, and/or other literary elements). Then, assess how these elements affected your response to the poem, in its entirety. (e.g., Did these elements affect your opinions on (or reaction to) the content of the poem? Did they cause you to focus on one aspect of the poem over others?)

Personality theory: a case of intellectual and social isolation?

Ehrenreich analyzed the constructs of personality theories in psychology and the strength of the foundation offered to students, through an evaluation of textbooks pertinent to this field. His scope of analysis, which was personality theories textbooks, was based on the fact that they serve as fundaments of the understanding that students advance with into the practice. With regards to this, Ehrenreich began by stating central definitions of personality theory according to literature before using this to provide a comparative analysis of textbook focus on the topic. For this particular study, the author thoroughly examined 15 personality theory undergraduate textbooks published between 1991-1995. Additionally, Ehrenreich conducted an overview analysis of pertinent journals that would provide comprehensive views of personality theory findings deemed as current at that time. From this analysis, Ehrenreich (draws his conclusion that textbooks are not exhaustive in their introductory focus and are plagued with imperative omissions and inconsistencies that undermine its contributions to the field of psychology.

You are an LPC providing counseling for Lisa (age 35). Lisa is chronically depressed and takes anti-depressant medication. She lives with her very controlling mother and has never maintained an independent adult life. Many times Lisa has moved out, but always returns because she is unable to maintain a job.

You are an LPC providing counseling for Lisa (age 35). Lisa is chronically depressed and takes anti-depressant medication. She lives with her very controlling mother and has never maintained an independent adult life. Many times Lisa has moved out, but always returns because she is unable to maintain a job. Lisa has no significant romantic interest and has never been able to sustain a relationship with a man. She has few friends and no nearby relatives other than her mother. In the past month, Lisa’s mother has contacted you three times expressing her concern that Lisa was becoming increasingly unstable. The mother fears that Lisa will attempt to hurt herself. She is urging you to “do something.” However, the mother has asked you to promise that you will not tell Lisa that she has been talking to you.

Consider the ethical and legal codes that apply to crisis counseling. Discuss the application of ethical standards when working with clients who are threatening the safety of others. Describe the ethical responsibilities of a counselor working with a terminally ill client who is contemplating suicide.

Consider the ethical and legal codes that apply to crisis counseling. Discuss the application of ethical standards when working with clients who are threatening the safety of others. Describe the ethical responsibilities of a counselor working with a terminally ill client who is contemplating suicide.

Term Paper: What is Organizational Culture?

Organizational culture encompasses the staff dynamics in regard to how the staff relates to organization: values, mission, visions, customs, working language, beliefs and practice. Schein (1985) indicates that every organization has it own unique representation of the dynamics of organizational culture. Schultz (1995) explains that the organizational culture is defined and introduced in the company through sharing mental assumptions that direct elucidation and action in organizations by defining suitable performance for various work related situations. The culture then turns out to be a pattern of such shared collective behaviors and assumptions that are taught to existing and new organizational members as a way of assuming roles in the organization. The assumption dictates how staff members will respond to a situation in the organization by calculating the likely impact from the practice. A different management strategy in every organization leads to a different organization culture in every organization. The difference in organizational culture is due to the fact that the management strategies dictate how people and groups interact with each other, with customers, and with stakeholders. In corporate culture, the stakeholders decide how people interact as opposed to management strategies in organizational culture. In organizational culture, the staff has no active role of contributing dynamics rather than company rules, management and policies. In corporate culture, the staff introduces strategies of interaction (Schein, 2009).

To Accept or Reject a client

A well-known professional baseball player is suspected of having used steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. He has not been charged. His agent asks you to advise and assist him in handling the intense media interest in the case. He wants you to try to place favorable stories about the baseball star in the media and create a positive environment for him. If formally accused, it could mean irreparable damage to his baseball career.
You are not asked to do anything unethical. The money is quite good, and you know the publicity from working on the case will probably help your public relations consulting career, especially if the athlete is exonerated. Would you take the account? The agent tells you confidentially that the athlete has admitted that he took some substance that was unknown to him, but may have been steroids. Does this information affect your decision? What are the ethics of the situation as you see them?
Write a proposal to your business partners regarding the situation. Answer any questions brought up in the case and compare the case to at least one similar case with a well-known ballplayer found through your research. Finally, make a recommendation to your partners as to whether or not you should accept the contract.

Develop a Poster or Brochure that reflects the controversial issues of the mandated nurse-to-patient ratios.

Develop a Poster or Brochure that reflects the controversial issues of the mandated nurse-to-patient ratios. Include the following: the facts-explanation of what it means, actual ratios, and staging progression of ratio proposed; history; is this legislative regulation effective to support a positive nursing work environment? controversial aspects for the nursing profession, health care organizations, consumers and others; your opinion; Answer the following questions in your editorial summary: do you think that legislatively mandated nurse-to-patient ratios are an effective way to manage the nursing workload? Would you consider the response to mandated ratios in California to be positive, or are there additional issues that have arisen since the legislation was enacted?

Beth is 11 years old and is in year 6 at school. She has been referred for assessment to a child counsellor by the school guidance counsellor, who is concerned about her low self-esteem, poor self-concept and low affect. The child counsellor has been informed that Beth joined the school in year 4 and found it very difficult to establish friendships. She shared a close friendship with a student, Sally, who has since left the school as her family moved to another area. Beth has been bullied for being an ‘attention seeker’ by her peers

Beth is 11 years old and is in year 6 at school. She has been referred for assessment to a child counsellor by the school guidance counsellor, who is concerned about her low self-esteem, poor self-concept and low affect. The child counsellor has been informed that Beth joined the school in year 4 and found it very difficult to establish friendships. She shared a close friendship with a student, Sally, who has since left the school as her family moved to another area. Beth has been bullied for being an ‘attention seeker’ by her peers. The bullying has been attended to but Beth has made little effort to connect with peers.
Beth has learned to trust and share her feelings with the school guidance counsellor, but she is still withdrawn and appears mistrustful of others. Beth has made statements like “I feel like an alien”, “I hate myself” and “no-one likes me”. She is described as warm and gentle with a fragile disposition. However she is quite self-reliant, and tends to display perfectionist traits in her work and appearance. Academically Beth is a high achiever and is meticulous with her work. She is an avid reader and can often be seen sitting in the school grounds reading or in the library.
Beth resides with her mother, Jane. Her parents divorced when she was 8 years old. She has fortnightly weekend contact with her father, Robert. Jane is a lawyer and works long hours, which requires Beth to go to before-school care and after-school care every day. Robert has his own business which requires him to travel regularly. Both parents have not re-partnered and Beth wishes that her parents would get back together. Her parents are often too busy to support school activities and Beth is aware of other parents participating in the school community. With Beth’s consent, the parents were informed of the school’s concerns. They were responsive and willing to arrange counselling support for Beth.

Framers of the Constitution

Write a paper analyzing why the framers of the U.S. Constitution were torn between creating a governmental system with a strong central government and building a system where most of the power would be positioned in the individual states. Validity can be found in either governmental orientation, so in your paper, fairly and adequately describe both sides. While this conflict continues today in our political discourse, focus your paper on the late eighteenth century – and this holds true for your examples in your paper. Give concrete examples from the eighteenth century, not the twenty-first. Include at least three scholarly sources in the paper, using APA-style citations. Include a title page, introduction, conclusion and references in APA format.

Health care dysfunctions and their solutions

Term Paper Grading Criteria Term paper will be evaluated for both content and clarity of expression. It should include recent statistical data; personal experience/observations, relevant survey data. It should include: Title, introduction, transitional paragraphs, conclusion and references. Introductory paragraphs inform the reader of what they should know about the subject before you begin your discussion of it.

British Army's obstacles in Revolutionary War

As you read accounts of the Revolutionary War, it seems clear that Britain had the vastly superior army. Nevertheless, the war was eventually won by the colonial forces. Given what we have read this week, discuss the factors that prevented the British military from prevailing during the Revolutionary War.

Reflective Practitioner: Education as a Powerful Force

As rightly observed by Dag Hammarskjord (1905-1961), “Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top (Hammarskjold, ND). Then you will see how it was.” This is a conjecture that everybody who have or yet to complete a degree program will attest. Degree program completion is definitely like climbing a mountain and at the top awaits a profession. Along the way, there are many challenges, but finishing to the top is indescribable. At the beginning of the program, I was overwhelmed with the idea of getting through school leading to a career. As classes got underway, it became apparent that the degree program design was the best selling points. However, the assignments involved excessive reading and research and many a times I wondered if I could really manage to chase a career in the hospitality industry. My greatest desire was to be in the blend of aspiring individuals, hanging on to their every word, which has been a craving that I had ever since I joined college.

You have been selected as the police chief for a city with 400 officers. You are unhappy with the quality of you current sergeants and you have the ability to make changes in order to correct this situation. Please list your plan to produce the finest first line supervisors for your department.

You have been selected as the police chief for a city with 400 officers. You are unhappy with the quality of you current sergeants and you have the ability to make changes in order to correct this situation. Please list your plan to produce the finest first line supervisors for your department.

The rate of technology crimes is on an increase in the United States of America. This has forced the American justice system to change its approach in order to solve these complex issues and challenges. The main reason for the change is that the culprits change in their approach every day

The rate of technology crimes is on an increase in the United States of America. This has forced the American justice system to change its approach in order to solve these complex issues and challenges. The main reason for the change is that the culprits change in their approach every day. Culprits’ technological approach has made many banks lose money, the state of the national security compromised, businesses lose money, children exposed to pornographic material, drug trafficking, and cyber warfare among many other evils to thrive. Discuss

In October 1992, Verda Miller sold her 107-acre farm for $30,000 to Donald Kimball, who was acting on behalf of his own closely held corporation, American Wonderlands. Under the agreement, Miller retained title and Kimball was given possession pending full payment of all installments of the purchase price. The contract provided that Kimball was to pay all real estate taxes.

In October 1992, Verda Miller sold her 107-acre farm for $30,000 to Donald Kimball, who was acting on behalf of his own closely held corporation, American Wonderlands. Under the agreement, Miller retained title and Kimball was given possession pending full payment of all installments of the purchase price. The contract provided that Kimball was to pay all real estate taxes. If he did not pay them, Miller could discharge them and either add the amounts to the unpaid principal or demand immediate payment of the delinquencies plus interest. Miller also had the right to declare a forfeiture of the contract and regain possession if the terms of the agreement were not met. In 1995, Miller had to pay the real estate taxes on the property in the amount of $672.78. She demanded payment of this amount plus interest from Kimball. She also served a notice of forfeiture on him that he had 30 days to pay. Kimball paid the taxes but refused to pay interest of $10.48. Miller made continued demands on Kimball for two months, then filed notice of forfeiture with the county recorder in August 1995. She also advised Kimball of this. Was Miller justified in declaring forfeiture and taking back possession of the land?

Community based-child and youth care

The article delves into the problems facing child and health care programs in its role in the developmental psychology upbringing of the juvenile global population cohort. Amongst the problems cited is the lack of proper training curriculum for the child and youth care professions that subsequently affect their competence and stability in facilitating the development psychology wellbeing of children and youths entrusted to both home and community based child and youth care organizations. The article also realizes a comprehensive and authoritative definition of child and health care organization as envisaged in the International Child and Youth Consortium. This definition features authoritative terminologies applied in the licensing of child and youth care organizations.
Amongst the emphasized premises in the definition of child and youth care facilities include the age group cohort under the child and youth umbrella who include infants, children and adolescents within a home or community context faced with dynamic environmental-ecological interaction in the course of their development. Child and youth care programs is then identified to involve promotion of optimal development in this population cohort through research, teaching, advocacy, supervision and administration of the child, the youth and the organization staff coupled with the synthetic manipulation of the child and youth psychological environment. The article also realizes the need for the review of the child and youth care curriculum from the expansive size of child and youth care organization spanning to more than 5.5 million children, youths and staffs.

Imagine that you are a newly hired manager at a large firm. You have twelve people reporting to you, and your unit is currently engaged in three projects. On your second day on the job, one of your employees asks to speak with you in private. She tells you that one of the projects is in serious trouble, and that the previous manager hid this from senior management.

Imagine that you are a newly hired manager at a large firm. You have twelve people reporting to you, and your unit is currently engaged in three projects. On your second day on the job, one of your employees asks to speak with you in private. She tells you that one of the projects is in serious trouble, and that the previous manager hid this from senior management.
a. Prior to taking this class, what actions might you have taken?
b. Based upon the concepts we have covered, how might you now approach this situation? (Suggestion – list at least three concepts, and explain how your knowledge of each concept could alter your choice of actions.)

Appeal of the Cherokee Nation

One of the early laws of Andrew Jackson’s administration, the Indian Removal Act of 1830 provided for uprooting the Cherokee and for other tribes, with a total population of around 60,000 living in the southeast. The Cherokee had made great effort to become citizens, establishing schools, adopting a constitution modeled on that of the United States, and becoming successful farmers, many of who owned slaves. However, in his message to congress, Jackson referred to them as “savages” and supported Georgia’s effort to seize Cherokee land and nullify to the tribes laws.

Scarce Resources Article

Define the issue; describe five influencing factors; cite the data from three or more sources to support the importance of the issue; address the challenges and consequences of not addressing the issue; propose a solution or innovation; define economic investment needed and why the lay public should join in these efforts

Emerging Standards of Care

Define culturally competent care appropriate for your own workplace, based on your perusal of the assigned readings.
Identify the populations served and any issues of population vulnerability.
Comment on standards of cultural competence that appear to be met and any that are not met. This assessment is made by comparing the performance in the organization against a set of internal standards addressing cultural competence or a selected set of standards external to the facility.
Identify how delivery of nursing care could be effective where standards are being met and where they are not being met.
Discuss solutions that could be implemented where standards are not being met

United Nations and International Peace

The United Nations peacekeeping process faces many challenges, which has frustrated its efforts since its conception. However, many of these endeavors have succeeded while equally many have failed as evidence by recurrent wars in specific regions, in the world. This paper evaluates the contribution of the United Nations peacekeeping to the maintenance of the international peace and security.
After the end of the cold war, new global challenges faced the United Nations security structure. This security structure had shaken on the edge of collapse on many occasions (Lebovic, 2004). Various humanitarian events including the ethnic killings in the Balkans, political havoc in Caribbean and Central America, and the continent of Africa devastated by war and famine, forced the UN to assume different roles, in active peace operations. The UN and its member countries struggled with difficulties including limited budgets to fund peacekeeping operations, expressed concern new roles, and constrains of the security mechanism for peacekeeping.

Should a spouse/family member have any rights over the reproductive material of their dead husband/son? What ethical theories are implicated by allowing the spouse/family member to possess such rights? What ethical theories justify your conclusion to either grant or deny such rights?

Should a spouse/family member have any rights over the reproductive material of their dead husband/son? What ethical theories are implicated by allowing the spouse/family member to possess such rights? What ethical theories justify your conclusion to either grant or deny such rights?

A rhetorical analysis of Naomi Rockler-Gladen, “Me Against the Media: From the Trenches of a Media Lit Class”

What is the rhetorical situation?
• What occasion gives rise to the need or opportunity for persuasion?
• What is the historical occasion that would give rise to the composition of this text?
Who is the author/speaker?
• How does he or she establish ethos (personal credibility)?
• Does she come across as knowledgeable? fair?
• Does the speaker’s/author’s reputation convey a certain authority?
What is her/his intention in speaking?
• To attack or defend?
• To exhort or dissuade from certain action?
• To praise or blame?
• To teach, to delight, or to persuade?
Who make up the audience?
• Who is the intended audience?
• What values does the audience hold that the author or speaker appeals to?
• Who have been or might be secondary audiences?
• If this is a work of fiction, what is the nature of the audience within the fiction?
What is the content of the message?
• Can you summarize the main idea?
• What are the principal lines of reasoning or kinds of arguments used?
• What topics of invention are employed?
• How does the author or speaker appeal to reason? to emotion?
What is the form in which it is conveyed?
• What is the structure of the communication; how is it arranged?
• What oral or literary genre is it following? (Speech, journal article, sermon, essay, etc.)
• What figures of speech (metaphors, similes, analogies, etc.) are used?
• What kind of style and tone is used and for what purpose?
How do form and content correspond?
• Does the form complement the content?
• What effect could the form have, and does this aid or hinder the author’s intention?
Does the author or speaker address counterarguments (alternative viewpoints)?
• What alternative viewpoints are mentioned? Where does the author mention them?
• Does the author challenge or refute these counterarguments? How?
• How does the inclusion of counterargument advance the author’s own argument?
Does the message/speech/text succeed in fulfilling the author’s or speaker’s intentions?
• For whom?
• Does the author/speaker effectively fit his/her message to the circumstances, times, and audience?
• Can you identify the responses of historical or contemporary audiences?
What does the nature of the communication reveal about the culture that produced it?
• How do the allusions, historical references, or kinds of words used place this in a certain time and location?

Critical Thinking in Teaching English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes is a first-year university course for students who are not native English speakers. It is meant to provide them with the language (reading, writing, speaking and listening) skills they need to succeed in completing their given faculty in English.
First – essentially a literature review of critical thinking, focusing on the definitions (theoretical, philosophical and educational). Include areas for agreement among the three.
Second – the teachability of CT. Specifically, motivation, creativity, and transferability.
Third – instructional and assessment strategies. Possibly include challenges in assessment.

Conduct a literature review of the organisational change literature for the period 2000 to 2012 and determine what skills an individual change leader would require to enable that change leader to take part in change management programs in different contexts and to develop new ways of approaching organisational change

Conduct a literature review of the organisational change literature for the period 2000 to2012 and determine what skills an individual change leader would require to enable thatchange leader to take part in change management programs in different contexts and todevelop new ways of approaching organisational change. Identify skills that directly transferacross those contexts and identify skills (if any) that you feel are needed but are not evidentin the literature.

Asperger's Disorder

Research this diagnosis (Asperger’s Disorder) for etiology, criteria, and effective treatments. Examination of the role of mental health in the treatment of the chosen diagnosis. Reflection on the research process

You will need to gain access to a child or small group of children (no more than 3) from a local school, playgroup, relatives or your friendship group. Please ensure you have parental or school permission to work with the students

In this assessment you will be required to create and analyse an oral language learning experience with a child or small group of children.
The learning experience will be reading a story to the children and then conducting an oral language activity.

Lesson Plan: Spanish teacher

Lesson plans are important elements in any level of teaching and learning. This is simply because it allows us to manage time, efforts and resources more efficiently. It also enables the teacher to be organized whilst teaching. As a teacher of Spanish, there are several decisions and elements that I found important in my quest of making a perfect lesson plan. Good lessons must be well designed to avoid problems like curriculum stagnation and unmet instructional objectives. Spanish is a language just like any other and, therefore, its teaching should follow conventions that govern lesson plan preparation.

Substance Abuse and Crime

1.Explore current research that focuses on the cognitive aspects of criminal offenders.
2. Analyze the perceptions, reasoning, beliefs, decision making, and attitudes of criminal offenders.
3. Apply psychological theories, referencing strengths, limitations, and applications of each, in relation to criminal behavior.
4. Illustrate sociological theories, referencing strengths, limitations, and applications of each, in relation to criminal behavior.

For many years, advertisements for Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash had impliedly claimed that Listerine was beneficial in the treatment of colds, cold symptoms, and sore throats. An FTC adjudicative proceeding concluded that these claims were false. Thus, the FTC ordered Warner-Lambert Company, the manufacturer of Listerine, to include the following statement in the future Listerine advertisements: "Contrary to prior advertising, Listerine will not help prevent colds or sore throats or lessen their severity." Warner-Lambert argued that this order was invalid because it went beyond

For many years, advertisements for Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash had impliedly claimed that Listerine was beneficial in the treatment of colds, cold symptoms, and sore throats. An FTC adjudicative proceeding concluded that these claims were false. Thus, the FTC ordered Warner-Lambert Company, the manufacturer of Listerine, to include the following statement in the future Listerine advertisements: “Contrary to prior advertising, Listerine will not help prevent colds or sore throats or lessen their severity.” Warner-Lambert argued that this order was invalid because it went beyond

Some blame the rapacious lenders. Others point to the deadbeat borrowers. But Stephen A. Schwarzman sees another set of culprits behind all the pain in the financial industry: the accountants. That's right, the bean counters.

 
The case presents a strong rebuttal of a general tendency of blaming the accountants for every evil in the society. The case specifically refers to Mr. Stephen Schwartzman, co-founder of US private equity called Blackstone Group. Schwartzman has been extremely critical of the introduction of fair value accounting measurement and blames it to be the “culprit” to cause some US banks to collapse and thus triggering the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC). It raises some critical issues and heated debates. Read the above case, examine the arguments and counter-arguments, and research other relevant materials to answer the following questions in your own words:
1. Why does Schwartzman blame accountants as another set of culprits behind all the pains in the US financial industry arising from the 2008 global financial crisis? Do you share his views? Why?
2. It is suggested in the case that the (Fair Value) rule forces banks to mark their assets and liabilities to market, rather to some theoretical price calculated by a computer – a system often derided as “mark to make-believe.”
– What valuation practice by banks is referred to as the “mark to make-believe”? Why is it called as such?
3. What is the ‘sub-prime’ crisis? Why is it called “sub-prime”? How did the sub-prime crisis affect US banks? Do you think Australian banks might also have been exposed to the ‘sub-prime’ issue?
4. What do you know about Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs)? How did Fair value measurement system affect their valuation by banks? Do you believe that Fair Value measurement system contributed to the banking crisis? Why?
5. Mr. Schwartzman argued that “the market is somehow wrong or wildly inefficient”. Why did he make such comment? Did the US capital market efficiently price the CDO’s? What does it say about the capital market?
 
 

The case presents a strong rebuttal of a general tendency of blaming the accountants for every evil in the society. The case specifically refers to Mr. Stephen Schwartzman, co-founder of US private equity called Blackstone Group. Schwartzman has been extremely critical of the introduction of fair value accounting measurement and blames it to be the “culprit” to cause some US banks to collapse and thus triggering the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC). It raises some critical issues and heated debates. Read the above case, examine the arguments and counter-arguments

  1. Why does Schwartzman blame accountants as another set of culprits behind all the pains in the US financial industry arising from the 2008 global financial crisis? Do you share his views? Why?

2. It is suggested in the case that the (Fair Value) rule forces banks to mark their assets and liabilities to market, rather to some theoretical price calculated by a computer – a system often derided as “mark to make-believe.”
– What valuation practice by banks is referred to as the “mark to make-believe”? Why is it called as such?
3. What is the ‘sub-prime’ crisis? Why is it called “sub-prime”? How did the sub-prime crisis affect US banks? Do you think Australian banks might also have been exposed to the ‘sub-prime’ issue?
What do you know about Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs)? How did Fair value measurement system affect their valuation by banks? Do you believe that Fair Value measurement system contributed to the banking crisis? Why?
Mr. Schwartzman argued that “the market is somehow wrong or wildly inefficient”. Why did he make such comment? Did the US capital market efficiently price the CDO’s? What does it say about the capital market?

Strategic analysis of a real-life organization: Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd

1. Describe briefly the background information (strategic context) of the firm. This information should be brief and relevant to the discussion of your assignment and thus may include ownership, history, size, business scope, major products/services, and major markets of the firm selected.
2. Conduct a macro-environment analysis for the entire industry within which the firm operates. You should use the analytical framework provided in the textbook. In drawing conclusion from your analysis, focus on the identification of key trends and their implications in terms of opportunities and threats facing both the industry and the chosen firm.
3. Undertake an industry or competitive analysis using Porter’s 5 forces model. You are also required to pay particular attention to the inter-connectedness of different aspects of the competitive forces, the links between the competitive forces and macro-environment and their overall impact on the industry. What are the implications of your findings for the chosen firm?
4. Identify those resources and competences of the firm that are likely to provide sustainable competitive advantage. Justify why these resources and competences can be regarded as strategic capabilities using the four criteria covered in the textbook (VRIN).
5. Identify and discuss the generic type of business strategy the firm is currently implementing by examining its strategy statement and/or its value chain activities.
 

Efficient market Hypothesis

Availability of details to all investors concurrently, and essential content in the real market should be advocated. Rationality of investors is, therefore, influenced by other behavioral decisions, and the market cannot be efficient. Most investors consider the time value of money and prefer stocks with short-term profits other than long-term investments. The efficiency of the market cannot be entirely achieved, as most investors will act irrationally due to the consideration of these factors.
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One of the major factors contributing to the financial crisis of 2008 was "subprime mortgages." As the housing bubble began to burst, defaults on subprime mortgages began to increase. How did the subprime mortgage crisis affect the entire economy? How did the government repond? What do you recommend to help avert future financial crises?

In your answer to the above questions, you may include relevant pieces from your reflection papers on agency theory and efficient markets hypothesis. Additionally, some terms to consider include:
Subprime mortgages
Asset backed securities
Collateralized debt obligations(CDO)
Credit default swaps (CDS)
OTC Derivatives market
Leverage
Systemic risk
Moral hazzard
Rating agencies
Gramm-leach-bliley Act
Glass-Steagall Act
Too big to fail
Corporate responsibility
Corporate culture
Executive compensation
Dodd-Frank Act
Use the case that I have uploaded and financial documentaries to assist your analysis:
Introduction to Derivatives
Note on Credit Derivatives
The Subprime Meltdown
Lessons Learned
The Tip of the Iceberg
Executive Pay

Nissan Memo

The Renault-Nissan alliance was born out of the challenges that both company’s were facing. Generally in the automotive market there were challenges and only the major companies managed to survive. The Nissan and Renault companies were faced with the changes in the market, and emerging challenges. They were both facing different, but related challenges in their operations hence their performance in the market declining year after year. Both companies were pursuing opportunities for partnering with other stronger companies in order to survive until they met and started negotiations. For the alliance to survive, and benefit the companies there were changes that took place. The changes cut across management to production structures, and cost reduction measures. The alliance helped the two companies recover and grow to high profits.

Select a person (living or dead) who has been a leader in business, politics, sport or the military. Relate that person’s style of leadership to one or more of the four leadership styles outlined in Darling & Leffel (2010). Then critically discuss whether that person’s leadership style has made them an effective or ineffective leader.

Select a person (living or dead) who has been a leader in business, politics, sport or the military. Relate that person’s style of leadership to one or more of the four leadership styles outlined in Darling & Leffel (2010). Then critically discuss whether that person’s leadership style has made them an effective or ineffective leader.

What constitutes cruel and unusual punishment in a correctional environment?

Based on legislation, prison official are allowed to use forces on prisoners in five situations namely; self defense, defense of third persons, enforcement of prison rules and regulations, prevention of escape and prevention of crime (Palmer, 2010). Based on these provisions, cruel and unusual punishment can be considered use of force in situations that do not fall in this category. In all the permitted situations, the degree of force applied should be non-deadly force. Deadly force is considered that which can cause death or serious bodily harm (Palmer, 2010).

Major existing issues in legality of correction programs.

One issue that exists with regard to legality or correctional programs is the difficulty in bringing forward a lawsuit while incarcerated. Due to a large number of frivolous lawsuits by prisoners in the 60’s, the Prison Litigation reform Act (PLRA) was passed to handle complaints from prisoners (Palmer, 2010). According to the act, prisoners must exhaust available prison grievance mechanisms prior to filing suit. This legislation also limits the amount of fees payable to attorneys and suggests an infringement on the Sixth Amendment to the Bill of Rights.

The most important amendment in the Bill of Rights and Rights of Incarcerated individuals? Why?

The Eighth Amendment of the Bill of Rights is probably the most important for incarcerated individuals as it protects three rights of the individual (Harr & Hess, 2007). The rights it protects include a prohibition against excessive bail, excessive fines and cruel and unusual punishment (Harr & Hess, 2007). This is probably the most important amendment as it guarantees the incarcerated is not treated unfairly during trial and during incarceration.

Leader in Organizations: Steve Jobs and Apple Inc

Based on the quest for capable leadership, theories such as great man and trait theories have been proposed (Cherry, n.d.). The former suggesting leadership in inborn while the latter suggesting leadership is inborn based on specific traits (Cherry, n.d.). There are also theories that focus on contingency, situations and behavior. Contingency theories suggest the environment determines leadership. Situational theories suggest leaders choose best practices based on situations encountered while behavioral theories suggest leadership is based on specific behavior patterns (Cherry, n.d.). There is an also participative theory, which suggests that ideal leadership is one that takes other participants in to account. Management theories on other hand imply leadership involves supervision and control. The last category mentioned are the relationship theories that focus on connections between leaders and followers (Cherry, n.d.). This paper seeks to identify the role of leadership in Apple Inc, and clarify how the leader and leadership style were instrumental in the organization’s performance.

In accessing 19 century reform, Reverend William Mitchell, in 1835, commented: “This is a soul-stirring and will be so recorded in the time.” Countless reformers agreed and were awash with efforts to bring about change. A sisterhood of reforms characterized the American character and mission and in all this, women played a significant role.

In accessing 19 century reform, Reverend William Mitchell, in 1835, commented: “This is a soul-stirring and will be so recorded in the time.” Countless reformers agreed and were awash with efforts to bring about change. A sisterhood of reforms characterized the American character and mission and in all this, women played a significant role. In fact Reverend remarked in 1836, It is to female influence and exertion that many of our best schemes of charity are due.” Women worked tirelessly for each of the reforms, in particular the anti-slavery crusade, in attempt to create a new moral and ethical order. However they did so within the confines of the limits set for them by men, whose liberalism and willingness to accept the works of women stopped short at the barriers of traditions and prejudice. Women, then bent on testingthe principles of liberty and equality, directed their attention to acquiring for themselves some of the freedom of opportunity they sought others. And thus the American Women’s Suffrage Movement was born.
Who were the women reformers? What was their intent? What lessons did they learn through their activism? How did women begin to see themselves in relationship to conventional institutions in society? What other influencing factors or ideas compelled them to work for change in the American society? Where did they believe that change should take place? What was their resolve? And how was that resolve articulated? Did that resolve include all women in America at the time? How did their call for changes in society for women differ from that of Margaret Fuller? How did the society respond to their call for civil and political rights for women? Were there any women victories? In looking at reform and the impending Civil War , did the women reformers accomplish what they intended? If so How? If not Why not? What legacy did the reformers leave for future generations of Americans?

Using various Internet sources, gather information on the country of your choice and provide analysis of the following components:

 

  • Geography – Location, climate, and natural resources.
  • Demography – Population, age composition, and quality of life and living standard considerations, including per capita income figures, life expectancy, and unemployment statistics.
  • Economy – GDP, major industries, balance of payments broken down by major accounts, principal exports and imports, primary trading partners, and level of competition.
  • Financial System – Floating or fixed exchange rate. If floating, identify currency stability, including retrospective analysis of exchange rate fluctuations against major world currencies (US dollar and Euro). Exchange controls, including currency convertibility and limitations on currency movements; recommended forms of payment for trade transactions, such as letters of credit and payment in advance; and methods of trade financing.

Effective analysis includes comprehensive coverage of all elements. You must provide a comparative analysis of the target country data with your home country and world averages.

Chrysler: SWOT analysis

– Create a SWOT analysis (with at least 5 items in each cell of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats from what you can learn about the company from the articles and other relevant, reliable sources.
– Identify 4 trends in business, or the industry, or the product/service category they operate in.
– Create 4 recommendations for the company as if you were talking to the CEO.

The movie "Spiderman" evaluation

The movie of Spiderman I revolve around a man named Peter Parker who is a high school senior that lives with his uncle in Forest Hill, New York. Regardless of his love to Mary Jane Watson, he does not have the courage to reveal his feeling to her. One of Peter’s friends is Harrys Osborn whose father is Dr. Norman Osborn. One day, during Peter’s visit at the genetic lab, an escaped genetically engineered spider has accidentally bites Peter. Later on at home, he falls unconscious. Normally, this mutant spider bites would kill its prey, but instead of dying, peter becomes a superhuman with mutant-spider like ability. Peter’s has the ability to emit spider webs and he is able to attach to the wall. Using his advantage as a superhuman, Peter starts to use his skills to impress Mary Jane. He joins into a wrestling tournament and earns $3000 that eventually get rob. He lets the thief get away, but sadly the thief kills his uncle while running. From there, Peter decides to honor his uncle’s death by fighting crime. Instead of using his power to make money, he gets his daily earning by selling pictures of Spiderman to the editor of a local newspaper. In the meantime, Norman Oshborn injects special chemical into himself that makes him superhuman as well with monstrous strength and contradicting character. Dr. Oshborn monstrous character is called the Green Goblin. Opposite to Spiderman, Oshborn uses his power to satisfy his own desire, it starts by killing the board of directors after they fire him earlier, and then he turns the city into chaos. Green Goblin also one of the people with special traits that dislike Spiderman and tries to kill him. However Spiderman tactical plot manages to evade the flying glider remote control attack and it happened to stab through its master. While Spiderman good intentions to transports the body of his enemy back to its residence, Harry, Osborn’s son spots him and misperceived that it was Spiderman who killed his father. Harry then grown up with bitterness and personal grudge against Spiderman.

Term Paper: Self Management Interventions Among Hypertensive Adults – Hypertension

  • Introduction
  • Statement of the problem and reason why it is important to nursing (consider using JACHO guidelines or ANA recommendations or literature on incidence/prevalence/risk factors of the issue)
  • How you went about searching for information – include:

o Discussion of search strategy (first assignment)
o Details of evidence found

  • Review of the literature – a balanced critique of the literature. This should flow together rather than being a number of individual critiques. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the literature and gaps in knowledge.
  • Summary of the current state of knowledge on your problem.
  • Discussion of whether this meets with what you have seen in clinical practice.
  • Conclusion – the way forward. What needs to be done – more research or consider methods to implement research in practice?

'Disrupted Links in the Performance Management Process at "Omega, Inc."'

You are required to carefully review and evaluate Case Study 2-2 on ‘Disrupted Links in the Performance Management Process at “Omega, Inc.”‘ found in Chapter 2 (of prescribed text) Aguinis 2009, pp. 47-48 and prepare a short report (to the Course Coordinator) in response to the two (2) critical thinking questions presented. Provide relevant research evidence to justify and support your response in addition to the set text.

Discuss areas and considerations for employee compensation, how its obtained, managed, and improved.

– equity theory and fairness
– developing pay levels
o market pressures
o Employees as a resource resources
o Deciding what to pay
o Developing a job structure
o Developing a pay structure
o Conflicts between market pay surveys and job evaluation
o Monitoring compensation costs
o Geographic region, globalization, and pay structures
– Current Challenges
• Problems with job-bases pay structures
• Executive pay
– government regulation of employee compensation
• Equal employment opportunity
• Minimum wage, overtime, and prevailing wage laws
– Recognizing Employee Contributions with Pay
• Reinforcement theory
• Expectancy theory
• Agency theory
• Merit pay
• Individual incentives
• Profit sharing and ownership
• Garnisharing, grouip incentives, and team awards
• Balanced scorecard
– Employee Benefits
• Reasons for benefits growth
• Benefits programs
• Social insurance (Legally Requiered)
• Private group insurance
• Retore,emt
• Pay for time not worked
• Family-friendly policies
Managing Benefits: Employer Objectives and Stragegies
• Surveys and benchmarking
• Cost control
• Nature of the workforce
• Communicating with emplyees
General Regulatory Issues
• Nondiscrimination rules and qualified plans
• Sex, age, and disability
• Monitoring future benefits obligations

Write an essay discussing this statement by conducting a review of recent literature and drawing on selected real world examples of management practice.

Henri Fayol’s management theories were first proposed in the early 1900s. Despite many criticisms, Fayol’s theories still form the basis of management practices and teachings in the 21st century. Write an essay discussing this statement by conducting a review of recent literature and drawing on selected real world examples of management practice.

Visit the website of the Republic of the Philippines Court of Appeals, Manila, Third Division, download the 13 March 2012 (item 543) judgment in Takenaka Corporation & Asahikosan Corporation vs. Philippine International Air Terminals Company Inc., (http://ca.judiciary.gov.ph/cardis/CV96502.pdf and together with any other material you may care to consult, answer the following questions.

(a) Provide a short account of the key, material facts which gave rise to this case together with the main parties and the progression of the dispute through the arbitration/court hierarchy in England and the Philippines.
(b) Outline the grounds which defendant-appellant PIATCO relied upon in asserting that the December 2005 foreign judgment (including orders for payment) of the English High Court of Justice wasn’t valid and shouldn’t be recognised and enforced.
(c) How did Associate Justice Rebecca De Guia-Salvador (Justice DGS) deal with PIATCO’s various arguments against enforcement of the London orders, and what was her final decision and order?

“Domestic trade takes place within thoroughly embedded markets; there are clear rules and they apply to all transactions equally. International trade, on the other hand, is conducted in only weakly embedded markets; the rules either do not exist, or apply unevenly.” (Dani Rodrik, 2008)

Discuss and critically appraise Rodrik’s above comments together with the Schaffer et al. (2012, pp.38-40) account of the risk of international trade’s exposure to foreign laws and courts, in the context of trade between two countries such as Australia and New Zealand with a closely shared cultural, economic, legal and political heritage and which have entered into an extensive array of law harmonisation, mutual recognition, free trade and investment treaties.

Systematic Differences Between International & Domestic Business Transactions

For Queensland or Northern Territory based cattle producers, selling into the local Australian market on the simplest ‘cash on delivery’ (COD) basis possible to domestic abattoirs as well as into Indonesia via the live cattle export trade, the recent significant disruption of that export trade – and its susceptibility to Australian domestic political risk – would doubtless lead them to conclude that employing Schaffer et al. (2012, p.31) terminology, export sales were systematically riskier than domestic sales so that, ‘the management of international business is the management of risk’. But would this conclusion be entirely correct, especially when taking into account, the comparative risk-based returns? The following discussion, based on module 1 of the study guide and 2010 1st assignment marking guide question 1 answer, takes a succinct theoretical approach based on Knight, Williamson, North and Heiner.
First, the Schaffer et al. (2012) (“Schaffer”) approach and hypothesis is that IBTs comprising trade (sales transactions), technology and intellectual property licensing, plus foreign direct investment (FDI), are inherently riskier than their domestic equivalent DBTs, comprising transaction risk, political risk and foreign law risk. The precise nature of risk isn’t exactly defined but is used in its non-technical ordinary usage of the (greater) likelihood of some adverse event occurring in an IBT than its equivalent DBT. That single term covering what economists have identified as: risk, uncertainty and ambiguity.

  • Risk concerns a fixed probability distribution of outcomes as originally described by Knight in 1921.
  • Uncertainty concerns a situation where the range of possible outcomes is known but their probability is unknown.
  • Ambiguity describes a scenario where the decision-making agent can’t identify (all) possible outcomes because they either lack relevant knowledge or can’t assess its reliability (North 2005, p.13).

This means on Schaffer’s approach that firms undertaking IBTs, unavoidably encounter more uncertain, ambiguous or difficult environments than if they undertook entirely domestic transactions; the regulatory field is more extensive and complicated, plus there are more transactions and parties involved. According to Heiner (1983, p.585), ‘uncertainty exists because agents can’t decipher all of the complexity of the decision problems they face, which literally prevents them from selecting the most preferred alternatives.’ Nonetheless the agent/firm must address that uncertainty and ambiguity, hat is to minimise the “C-D gap” which lies between, ‘an agent’s decision-making competence and the difficulty of a decision’ (Heiner 1985, p.391). To be sure, the decisional process of firms undertaking DBTs and IBTs employs the same three part transaction cost economics (TCE) scheme: comparative contractual analysis; assessing alternative governance forms; and examining the time aspects of process differences and with transactions undertaken in markets i.e. short-term contracting unless it generates adverse costs i.e. market failure occurs in which case such transactions are undertaken within the firm – referred to as the markets versus hierarchies choice (Williamson 1981). IBTs may or may not be systematically more uncertain and ambiguous that their equivalent DBTs; but there may not be an equivalent domestic market. For example, whilst DBTs comprise most of the GDP of the US, in Singapore’s entrepot economy the import-export trade comprises over 400% of GDP. So whatever extra time, trouble, expense and risk that trade or IBTs exact at Singapore’s expense, it’s definitely worth the effort and is evidently readily manageable risk-wise. To be sure, with a small population and domestic demand, Singapore’s economy can only grow via net export growth. In other words, there may be no actual DBT ‘risk’ comparator. In this way, a Singaporean manufacturer of electronic componentry must master the relevant C-D gap to set up the business in the first instance and remain profitable. And conversely, domestic demand may be supplied almost entirely by imports: e.g. the laptop, desktop computer and motorcycle markets in Australia. Successful exporting firms are evidently able to develop goods and services attracting demand worldwide in conjunction with excellent market intelligence and efficient business systems including contractual risk management. The availability of standardised legal contracts and international banking services also significantly boost firm level competence and functionality. And so even if the Schaffer hypothesis is on balance correct, the difficulty of the task – the potential C-D gap – shouldn’t be overstated because, unless it’s capable of closure then the export-import trade is unsustainable. So applying Heiner (1983, 1985) boosting decision making competence and functionality at the individual firm level, is the solution; though admittedly, external or exogenous sourced events sometimes overwhelm even the most competent export-oriented firms. No one expects the unexpected export trade equivalent of the Spanish Inquisition!

Hybrid electric vehicles: Why aren’t they selling?

In this report we will be discussing hybrid electric vehicles. The main focus of this report is to highlight the issue of poor sales of HEVs, as well as some potential solutions to boost HEV sales. We will first start by giving you a technical background of HEVs in which we describe what an HEV is, as well as a bit of history behind them. From there we will provide an analysis of HEV sales, factors hindering HEV sales, and consumer concerns related to HEVs. We will discuss in detail problems such as the high upfront cost HEVs and poor consumer perceptions about them. This will include a look at some consumer concerns about purchasing HEVs, such as safety and range. From there we will move into discussing a few possible solutions to boost HEV sales. These solutions include offering grants and subsidies for hybrid electric vehicles, advertising and increasing the awareness of consumers, and reducing the cost of the battery pack as well as ownership cost.

Causes of Mass Extinction

Causes ofmass extinction have been a subject big controversy for a long time. Scholars have developed various models to explain this concept based on factors such as oceanic eruptions, series of volcanic and oceanic eruptions, and asteroid collision. A literature review of this topic indicates a huge contradiction on the factors responsible for this condition. While most scholars have attributed human factors to mass extinction, others have strongly proposed change in climate to be the major factor with regard to this concept. Evidences of different research do not support the findings of previous research thereby widening the gap on the precise cause of mass extinction. However, the islands and continental extinction have similarities at the same time some differences. Indeed, while certain evidence attribute human factors to mass extinction, later research have provided evidence that indicate lack of correlation between existence of human and the era of mass extinction. Despite this controversy, human interference prevails as the major cause of mass extinction because of the current efforts against extinction of endangered species that employs mechanism directed on humans

Experimental Design

Design two different studies to address your research question and test your hypothesis: one that uses an experimental design and one that uses a quasi-experimental design. Include the components noted below. Choose and justify the design that best addresses your research question. Fully explain and justify your rationale for all design choices.
Experimental Design:
Operationally define the independent and dependent variables. You will remember that the independent variable is one that is systematically changed or manipulated by the experimenter. The dependent variable reflects some aspect of participants or their response in each condition of the independent variable.
Explain the manipulation (or change) in your independent variable.
Present your question with its corresponding hypothesis and a possible data analysis to be used in answering this question.
Quasi-Experimental Design:
Operationally define both the (quasi) independent and dependent variables. Explain the levels of the independent variable.
Explain how your groups differ.
Explain why, in this case, a quasi-experimental design is required (rather than an experimental design).
State your hypothesis and expected outcome.

Rona and Home Depot are two of Canada's most successful building and home improvement retailers. Both companies have a lot of detail about their employee practices on their career websites

Look for the following key concepts on their respective employment websites to learn about their HR practices. Then write a point-form case profile of the company you would like to work for. Describe their HR practices for each key term.
centralization / decentralization
disabilities accommodation
employee turnover
employee empowerment
intrinsic / extrinsic rewards
compensation and benefits
job application process
mentoring / training / promotions
organizational culture

Psychedelics and Hallucinogens

Although natural hallucinogenic drugs were known to man for millennia, it was in the early twentieth century that they received broad attention from the West (MobileReference, 2009). Among earlier inventions are the late 18th century scientific studies of nitrous oxide and late 19th century studies of the components of the peyote cactus. In 1927, Kurt Beringer studied the Mescaline Intoxication, laying a foundation for studying psychoactive plants (MobileReference, 2009). Subsequently, in 1928 Louis Lewin did publish his comprehensive survey on Phantastica. Subsequent developments incorporated Robert J. Weitlaner’s re-discovery of Mexican magic mushrooms in 1936, and Richard Evans Schultes discovery of ololiuhqui in 1939. The most significant pre-World War II development was in 1938 when Albert Hofmann invented the semi-synthetic drug, LSD, which was later discovered to generate hallucinogenic effects, in 1943.

Explore connections and comparisons between time periods and between stories/films to produce your argument. Make clear points, show your close reading of the text, and show the reader the significance of your discussion of the topic.The successful essay is original, evocative, and shows a deeper layer of the literature. Not just what happens, but what kind of thought is produced by reading the work and comparing it with others.

Your primary focus should be one or more of the 21st century works we’re studying, but you can also reference past works. Make sure to cite at least 2 or 3 readings as you answer the prompt. How does this current literature express the hopes and fears for the future of technology and culture? How do these hopes and fears about the future match your own? How have the central themes of current literature built upon or diverged from themes from past works we’ve studied and what is the significance of this change in focus? Some of the themes you may wish to discuss with the 21st century literature are immortality, relationships and sex, consumerism and credit, money/power/nationalism, or digital technology.

Albert Beveridge, Karl Pearson, and Mahatma Gandhi each present an interpretation of the meaning of the concepts of "civilization" and "progress."

Albert Beveridge, Karl Pearson, and Mahatma Gandhi each present an interpretation of the meaning of the concepts of “civilization” and “progress.” Choose EITHER Beveridge OR Pearson. Compare and contrast the vision of the person you selected with that of Gandhi, explore how the ideas each embodied shaped the course of world history from 1880-1970, assess which idea was the most influential, and explain your conclusions.

Using various Internet sources, gather information on the country of your choice and provide analysis of the following components:

• Legal System – Current trade policies and the most protected industries.
• Foreign Policy – Membership in regional trade organizations/blocks and WTO, as well as alliances.
• Political System – Political stability, government system, corruption, organized crime, and taxation.
• Culture – Ethnic groups, languages, religions, education levels, values and customs, negotiating styles, and cultural dimensions. Use Hofstede’s cultural analysis to describe your country.

A Modest Proposal: Swift

Clearly state in your own words the “surprise ending” in the reading you selected. Identify the point in the reading when you realized that the ending would be different from what the beginning of the reading suggested that it would be. Since you were expecting a different ending, evaluate how successful the author was in convincing you to accept the validity of the “surprise ending” that was not clearly suggested at the beginning.

Personal statement for certificate in global health

  1. Include your name at the top of each page
  2. Address your interest in the public health field in which you are interested as well as the type of degree program to which you are applying. Explain why you think the certificate in global health will advance your professional goals.
  3. Discuss your professional background, including your current position and/or research area, in as much detail as necessary to convey how your work relates to your academic goals in our school. Address, if appropriate, the evolution of your professional interest in public health.
  4. Explain how study in the program you have selected will prepare you to make positive, constructive contributions to your chosen area of work.
  5. If you are currently pursuing, or have pursued, research, describe the scholarly work in which you are engaged or have been engaged. Be sure to describe your research in detail, including the research question, results, and the specific role you are playing or played in conducting the research. Your personal statement should not simply list what is already provided on your resume.

Your assignment will focus on the question of whether the law, or legal rules, should take into account “equity” (or “distributional”) problems that might exist in society.

Your assignment will focus on the question of whether the law, or legal rules, should take into account “equity” (or “distributional”) problems that might exist in society. For example, most of us take for granted that at least some aspects of public policy will be aimed at helping the “disadvantaged” or “underrepresented.” What these words mean is more complicated than we may expect. The question is should the state structure legal rules such that certain groups are advantaged or assisted at the expense of others and why (or why not).
Think about it:

  • Should lots in life be taken into account in law?
  • How important is equity in outcomes? Should the law protect the disadvantaged?
  • What is the difference between equal treatment and equal outcomes?
  • Forms of discrimination? Should laws impose morality?

The assignment will be written like an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court. An amicus curiae is filed by someone who is not party to the case being decided. Think of it as an advocacy group or third party offering legal arguments for the Court to consider. Unlike a typical amicus curiae brief, there is no specific case in mind. Imagine that some state has passed a law that favors some sub-group over another in either the civil or criminal legal sphere. Your paper must argue for a conclusion on one side of the debate or the other. The will be no fence sitting. Have some conviction. There is no wrong side. So choose the side that you believe has the strongest arguments. You need to argue to the Court, what they should do with the law (should it be allowed to stand or should it be struck down?).

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – EMDR and Early Childhood Trauma

Evaluating the Evidence for an Intervention:
a. Research Evaluation Paper: Choose a specific diagnosis of mental illness (DSM IV-TR) to research and evaluate evidenced based treatments and interventions. Identify a specific intervention and demonstrate through examination of research the essential principles of providing this intervention, how it may be beneficial to the specific population, effective outcomes, and how it reflects quality mental health practices. Write a 4 page paper that addresses the following questions / points: description of the intervention, goals/ targets/ desired outcomes of this intervention, and nature of all the evidence supporting the intervention. It is important to discuss potential areas of further research which may enhance its level of empirical support or to demonstrate its effectiveness with key populations. You may utilize research from course material and are expected to use 3 additional outside references, literature and research beyond the course syllabus.

You are a 30-year-old Native American living on a reservation, please discuss your life. For example, what is your economic status, education, spiritual belief and political affiliation? What has been your experience with discrimination?

You are a 30-year-old Native American living on a reservation, please discuss your life. For example, what is your economic status, education, spiritual belief and political affiliation? What has been your experience with discrimination?

John is an adult African American man who works as a neurosurgeon at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California a primarily Caucasian wealthy community. He is the only African American on staff. What types of stereotyping and prejudicial behavior is John likely to encounter?

John is an adult African American man who works as a neurosurgeon at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California a primarily Caucasian wealthy community. He is the only African American on staff. What types of stereotyping and prejudicial behavior is John likely to encounter?

The authors of the book have defined OCB "Organizational Citizenship Behavior" as contributions that go beyond the strict terms of the job or what the job is said to actually require. But which or whose job description are we talking about? Does it make a difference if we are talking about the job decsription as understood by the employee, midde manager, chief executive, stakeholder, or donor? Which definition do you think is most appropriate for public organizations and non profts?

The authors of the book have defined OCB “Organizational Citizenship Behavior” as contributions that go beyond the strict terms of the job or what the job is said to actually require. But which or whose job description are we talking about? Does it make a difference if we are talking about the job decsription as understood by the employee, middle manager, chief executive, stakeholder, or donor? Which definition do you think is most appropriate for public organizations and non profits?

"The Lesson" by Toni Cade Bambara

Consider the contemporary issues facing the female characters and please incorporate Psychological and/or Sociological Literary Theory. In other words, psycholanalyze these women according to issues and societal roles in our contemporary society. You may also take a look at multiculturalism and immigrant themes as they pertain to the characters.

Explore the major responsibilities of a Nurse Practitioner

Describe the educational preparation and background experience required in assuming the role. Indicate the competencies (knowledge, skills, attitudes and judgments) required in the role. Provide examples and situations to illustrate the responsibilities, challenges, and opportunities of the selected role. Support your statements with current and relevant literature citations. Provide a formal title page and list of references.

Identify a situation in your life or in the life of someone you know that is distressing to you. Examples of situations could include working for an unfair boss, having a fear of being laid off, considering ending an unhappy relationship, experiencing behavior problems with children, or being on academic probation. Use the following questions to develop your paper:

• Is this situation a problem or an issue? Describe the process you used to distinguish between problems and issues.
• How would you express the problem or issue?
• Describe how you are going to conduct the research necessary to solve the problem or issue. What sources of information will you use?
• How will you work out the details of your solution to your problem or issue? How will you refine your solution so that it can withstand other people’s criticism?
• How will you decide what action should be taken? How will you recognize and overcome difficulties?

Nuclear Power

All energy sources have drawbacks. Even the clean hydropower option has negative ramifications. Weigh those against the possible consequences of developing nuclear power, a controversial alternative to fossil fuels. Discuss the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster as well as the 20th century Chernobyl nuclear meltdown in drawing conclusions about risk versus reward of nuclear energy use.

ROMANS AND THE CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW

Articulate how Paul’s argument in Romans is foundational to the Biblical/Christian Worldview. Recognizing that Romans is not a systematic theology and does not contain all the essential truths that are relevant to a Worldview per se, consider how the apostle Paul articulates truths that are foundational to the Biblical Worldview. The goal of this assignment is to interact with the text of Romans in order to express what it teaches regarding the Biblical Worldview. You should address the following components:
Creation:
o What does Romans inform us regarding Creation?
o natural creation
o humanity/human nature
Sin: What are the consequences of sin?
• Salvation: What does Romans teach about Salvation?
o The nature and mission of Jesus Christ
o Justification by faith
o Sanctification/life empowered by the Holy Spirit
Eschatology: What does Romans teach about Gods ultimate goals?
Ethics: How are Christians to live in this world?
Theology: What does Romans teach about the nature and attributes of God?
 

Wall street movement

1)discuss the moral and economic implications involved in the movement.
2)analyze each of the implications identified above against the utilitarian.Kantian,and virtue ethics to determine which theory best applies to the movement. Support your position with examples and evidence.
3)determine who responsible for income inequality and wealth distribution in the U.S in your anlysi.make sure to include if this is something that happened suddenly or if it built up overtime.Explain your rationale
4)suggest an equitable outcome from the movement that would be appropriate for our capitalistic society
5)predict whether the movement will continue, fad away or turn into something else. provide a rationale with your response

Essay on Beloved – Toni Morrison

Develop a thesis that is argumentative and is directly related to some argument based on your novel. Your thesis should also satisfy the requirements of the rhetorical mode assigned. Develop your essay in the rhetorical mode of your choosing (comparison and contrast, cause and effect, or division and classification).
 

Luke, an employee at ABC Company, is developing the company’s piece of land located adjacent to the location of the property of Owen, Luke’s brother. Luke is aware that the price for the property neighbouring the land of ABC will go down permanently as soon as Company ABC makes a public announcement of its plans in a month’s time. Luke also knows that he has a responsibility to have the company’s best interest at heart while at the same time advice his brother on the best action to take.

Should Luke divulge the confidential information to his brother that could possibly jeopardize the project and the interest of ABC Company in the said neighbourhood but could be beneficial to the greater number of people? In this particularly situation Luke can either choose to be loyal to his company or to be loyal to his brother. He must choose one of those decisions that may cost him his job or may cost a strain of relationship to his dear brother. It is a choice between protecting oneself or be a hero to the greater number of people. A battle between honesty and loyalty on which being honest can be damaging to the company which feeds him or staying loyal to his organization but potentially devastates a community including a valued relationship with his brother. But at the end of the day he must come up to a decision entwined with painful consequences

Jury selection and voir dire

. The topic’s intellectual and social context
• Major dimensions of the topic
• Changes over time in the topic and its treatment
• Current emphases in work on the topic in research and theory
• Future directions in research, theory, and methodology
Do not conclude your encyclopedia article with a summary of the material that you have covered in your entry.

Gold Standard

“This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private” (United States Dollar). These words are on every single United States Dollars that is produce by the United States Treasury. The power was given to the Treasury by Congress who has the authority to print currency under the United States Constitution Article I, Section 8. In today’s world, the faith and credit of the U.S. Dollar is under attack by some politician believe returning to the Gold Standard Policy. These academic philosophers in political policy believe that going back to such an idea will restore value to the US. Dollar and will help the economy prosper. This is the wrong approach on restoring the faith in the US Dollar!

Develop an interview questionnaire comprising of 20 questions based on the developmental theories of Piaget and Bandura, relating to a developmental event in your interviewee’s adult life.

Use these questions to interview yourself or another person about the specific developmental event (Examples of a developmental event might include (but are not limited to) learning a new skill, entering university, beginning or ending a serious intimate relationship, moving out of home, starting first job, emigrating, having first child, or losing a loved one.

Based on your studies in this course and information from other sources, evaluate the influence of the legislative, executive, and judicial bodies on the formulation and implementation of public policy.

Based on your studies in this course and information from other sources, evaluate the influence of the legislative, executive, and judicial bodies on the formulation and implementation of public policy.
Evaluate the influence of the other entities, such as interest groups, political parties, and the media.
Demonstrate how these entities work together as well as at odds with each other.

Scenario: Imagine that you have been hired as a consultant for a university that wants to leverage social media and networking technologies to encourage the collaboration of students, and improve their overall sense of community.

Scenario: Imagine that you have been hired as a consultant for a university that wants to leverage social media and networking technologies to encourage the collaboration of students, and improve their overall sense of community.
Analyze how the university might integrate at least two social media and networking technologies to accomplish their goals. Your analysis must cover the advantages and disadvantages of social networking. The president of the university also needs to know what the system development life cycle is, and how you intend on bringing social networking tools to life within this cycle.

Software will choreograph tomorrow's warehouse work The warehouse of the future will not be technology-dependent but technology enhanced-a blend of technology, machine, and manpower.

Software will choreograph tomorrow’s warehouse work The warehouse of the future will not be technology-dependent but technology enhanced-a blend of technology, machine, and manpower. Supply chain software, already a critical element today, will actually the work of this new highly automated warehouse, trimming fat, dumping waste, and eliminating redundancy wherever it is found. Workers will be fewer, but more qualified, better trained, and more motivated. What has everyone involved in material handling and warehouse management salivating are radio frequency identification technology systems that are made up of three components – an antenna or coil, a transceiver and a transponder, usually in the form of a tag. Future warehouse management technologies will perform functions impossible today, including finite scheduling and the process sequencing of orders, allowing the operation to take advantage of its capacities while managing its constraints. Those constraints will include labor, physical space, yard capacity, order mix and value added processing, a factor that will loom large in warehouses to come.
Then in a 3 page paper discuss the following questions:
– How can flexibility be built into warehouse planning and design to accommodate change for the future?
– What would it require?
– What are the trade-offs with respect to allocating resources up front or into the future?

Neurobiology and spirituality in personality psychology

The textbook identifies neurobiology and spirituality as the two most significant emerging trends in personality psychology. Why are these particular trends emerging at this particular time in history? Will their influence on the study of personality be brief or enduring? What trends may emerge in the future?
 

Data Mining Business

Historically, various statistical techniques have been used to extract useful knowledge from data during development of data analysis. These techniques did not however require the computing power which is required today (Andronie & Crisan, 2010). The changing applications in business have therefore demanded the use of Business Intelligence (BI). Business Intelligence is a field that provides software tools that are tailor made for end-business users to deliver business insights at the right time during decision making processes (Folorunso et al, 2010). Business intelligence is however faced by shortage of experts and analysts who are expected to run and configure analytical software. As one of the BI techniques, the first data mining model was derived from statistical methods (classical techniques) including cluster and statistical analysis which are used even today.

Research and analyze a United States or overseas company (developer, publisher, or hardware manufacturer) that is currently involved in the multimedia development industry. Include most of the following information in your analysis, but you are not required to answer every question listed below; they are there to serve as a guide in your research.

Research and analyze a United States or overseas company (developer, publisher, or hardware manufacturer) that is currently involved in the multimedia development industry. Include most of the following information in your analysis, but you are not required to answer every question listed below; they are there to serve as a guide in your research.
Name and description of the company (including a brief history)
Type of company (developer, publisher, or hardware manufacturer)
Platforms or systems associated with this company
Specific products and/or services associated with this company
Genres associated with this company (if applicable)
What recent news has involved this company? Has the company experienced any unusual successes (or failures) in the marketplace?
How is the company involved with different aspects of the multimedia industry, including content creation, project management, prototyping, funding, development cycle, testing, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution?
What are this company’s revenue streams? How does it make money? Does it use a unique business model?
What do you think makes this company competitive in the marketplace? Is there anything particularly unique about this company? Who are its major competitors?
What marketing strategies does this company use?
Are there any industry issues that could pose a problem for this company? Has the company had to face any recent obstacles?
Using the Topic Paper Template provided in Doc Sharing, submit a 500 to 750 word count, double-spaced paper. Additional pages may include images such as company logos, website logos, and/or screen captures from websites. APA formatting is required, including proper in-text citations and a references list.

Bertrand Barnes was one of three partners of NMB Associates, LLP, a limited liability partnership in the consulting and investment banking industries.

Bertrand Barnes was one of three partners of NMB Associates, LLP, a limited liability partnership in the consulting and investment banking industries. When Barnes retired from the LLP, he sought to be released from liability on the $5,438,000 of outstanding bank loans the LLP had incurred during his tenure at NMB. Neither the partners nor the LLP nor the banks have agreed to release Barnes from liability on the loans. What is the extent of Barnes’s Liability on the bank loans? Would his liability be different if NMB were a partnership and not an LLP?

Upon his release from prison, Michael Clott, convicted of securities fraud and racketeering, retained a law firm partnership, Ross & Hardies, to provide Clott's company, Capital Financial Group, Inc., a legal framework to do financial, securities, and banking business in Maryland.

Upon his release from prison, Michael Clott, convicted of securities fraud and racketeering, retained a law firm partnership, Ross & Hardies, to provide Clott’s company, Capital Financial Group, Inc., a legal framework to do financial, securities, and banking business in Maryland. Steven Kersner was the Ross & Hardies partner primarily assigned to Clott’s account. Clott created the 7.5% Program, a mortgage program designed to provide lines of credit to minority homeowners. The 7.5% Program was a fraud by which Clott stole money that was borrowed by the homeowners participating in the program. Kersner helped perpetuate the fraud by assuring homeowners that the program was legitimate, aiding Clott in transferring borrowed funds to bank accounts, opening empty accounts in the name of homeowners to deceive them that lines of credit had been opened for them, preparing false statements to make it appear that the homeowners were no longer liable on the mortgages, telling lenders with questions to contact Kersner instead of homeowners, and forging and altering checks. Did Kersner’s actions make his partnership liable to homeowners under the Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization Act?

At the beginning of the Cambrian/Phanerozoic, some 600 million years ago, there was an explosion of different life forms, recorded in formations like the Burgess Shale in western Canada (pp. 110-112). Evidence points to several episodes of extreme glaciation (sometimes called "Snowball Earth") alternating with milder conditions (sometimes called "Greenhouse Earth") over an interval of less than 100 million years (650 to 570 million years ago) during which many of these new animal life forms evolved (p. 321). Can you suggest mechanisms by which this extreme variability in environmental conditions can be linked to the Cambrian explosion of life forms?

At the beginning of the Cambrian/Phanerozoic, some 600 million years ago, there was an explosion of different life forms, recorded in formations like the Burgess Shale in western Canada (pp. 110-112). Evidence points to several episodes of extreme glaciation (sometimes called “Snowball Earth”) alternating with milder conditions (sometimes called “Greenhouse Earth”) over an interval of less than 100 million years (650 to 570 million years ago) during which many of these new animal life forms evolved (p. 321). Can you suggest mechanisms by which this extreme variability in environmental conditions can be linked to the Cambrian explosion of life forms?

Design Firm v.s. Freelance

Discuss how marketing efforts for a design firm differ from that of a freelance consultant. Compare and contrast resources (sales team) of each organization. Finally, discuss your role within each of these organizations and how you help market the employer even if you are not in a “sales” role.

Counseling Children and Adolescents

Write a reflective essay about a presenting problem (e.g., alcohol and other drugs; depression; anxiety; family conflict; behavioral issues) relevant to an adolescent client. Additionally, reflect upon how your own family and adolescent history might influence your attitude and approach to working with this client specifically and more broadly as an adolescent and family counselor.
1.identification and analysis of the experiences that the young person is presenting with and relate to theory
2.identification of the challenges you might personally face when working with this young person and their family as a result of your own experiences, and how you might navigate such challenges. 3.counselling strategies you would use with an adolescent who is facing these issues,, including specific examples of questions you would ask
4.identification and exploration of potential ethical issues that may arise in such circumstances

Discuss how you would select "the" person to hire from a list of twenty-five applicants who meet the initial job qualifications. Review the many different selection methods found in organizations today and discuss why you chose the selection methods that you did. Be specific.

Discuss how you would select “the” person to hire from a list of twenty-five applicants who meet the initial job qualifications. Review the many different selection methods found in organizations today and discuss why you chose the selection methods that you did. Be specific.

Why do people seem to be obsessed with "stars"? What makes the likes of Eddie Murphy, Johnny Depp or Drew Barrymore household names? What is it that acting and actors create for our society?

“Actors ennoble us. They provide the mirror, which is held up to nature to reveal the human beast in all its manifestations and all its dilemmas. They explore the human condition so that, with the aid of their diabolical collaborators, the writers, they reveal the meaning, the futility and the beauty of life. We understand why we are what we are because of actors. We can do without politicians. We can do without soldiers. We can do without businessmen. We can do without so many of the supposedly important cogs in the machine of life. But we cannot do without actors. Because without them, we would not know ourselves.” –Jeremy Brett (quoted by David Stuart Davies (Bending the Willow, Calabash Press, 2002)

As we are moving towards the knowledge economy, authority increasingly relies on knowledge and competence rather than formal positions. Among organizational and behavioral impacts of IS and IT is that:

As we are moving towards the knowledge economy, authority increasingly relies on knowledge and competence rather than formal positions. Among organizational and behavioral impacts of IS and IT is that:
IT flattens organizations through:

  • Decision making pushed to lower levels
  • Fewer managers needed (IT enables faster decision making and increases span of control)

Explain the concept focusing on:

  • How IS/IT is a factor in changing organizational and operational structure.
  • To which extent this is right in your organization

Environmental Friendly cards In the UK.

Must Include A brief History or a background from academic UK published Book.
2- Must Have Advantages and disadvantages.
3- Must include how the UK care about the green environment and if they will support it or not.
4- The future growth of the environmental cars in the UK.
5- Must include statistics MINTEL referenced.
6- All references mud be academic and harvard referencing style – MINTEL as much as you can the tutor love it and the UK published book for the background or history, and academic journals or news bust be a UK.

You may write about its changing economy (e.g. decline of steel production in pittsburgh), changing ethnic geography (e.g. new immigrants and where they live in Washington), problems of sprawl (e.g. Phoenix), wildlife in cities (protecting wildlife habitat in Los Angeles), climate change and hazards (e.g. sea level rise and Miami), tourism and amenity land uses (e.g. museums, festivals, and parks in Chicago).

 
You may write about its changing economy (e.g. decline of steel production in pittsburgh), changing ethnic geography (e.g. new immigrants and where they live in Washington), problems of sprawl (e.g. Phoenix), wildlife in cities (protecting wildlife habitat in Los Angeles), climate change and hazards (e.g. sea level rise and Miami), tourism and amenity land uses (e.g. museums, festivals, and parks in Chicago).

For this project, you will be creating a Business Plan for a new home-based business of your own creation. In order to minimize the scope of the project, you will use the following assumptions.

Introduction
1. Describe the general nature of the business and identify any important or unusual features of your company.
Products and Services
2. Explain how your business will be specialized in terms of the products and/or services you will offer.
Customers
3. Explain how your business will be specialized in terms of the customer groups you will be targeting.
The Opportunity
 
4. Identify any circumstances or events that have led to a need that your business intends to satisfy. Be clear on why now is a good time to start a business such as this.
 
The Owner
 
5. Briefly describe your education and business experience and any entrepreneurial abilities you may have.
 
The Legal Organization
 
6. Identify the legal form of the business. Explain your reasons for this legal set-up.
 

 

SECTION 2: FEASIBILITY

 
 
Location
 
1. Explain the general area where your customers will be located, describing the population of potential customers (provide numbers).
 
Market Potential
 
2. Clearly define the market potential that you will be estimating. In other words, you will be calculating the annual expenditures of which group of potential customers (who) on what product or service?
 
3. List all the relevant data that you have gathered, indicating the sources and estimate the market potential, explaining your calculations.
 
Competition
 
4. Name, locate, and briefly describe any direct competitors that you will have to deal with.
 
5. Briefly describe any indirect competition that you will have to deal with.
 
6. Describe any advantages that you will have over the competition.
 
Sales and Profit Forecast
 
7. Project your sales using both a top down and bottom up approach. Show your assumptions and calculations for these figures
 
8. Provide a monthly projected Income Statement for Year 1. For years 2 and 3 you may provide a monthly or annual projected Income Statement. Be sure to calculate your gross margin, net margin and annual profit for all years. Describe whether these margins are high or low compared to industry averages or the competition. Explain the difference between the various years.
 
9. Provide a projected monthly cash flow statement for Year 1. Begin with a bank balance of $15,000. If your cash balance becomes negative at any time, explain how you will cover this shortfall.
 

SECTION 3: MARKETING

 
 
Image
 
1. Describe the image that your company will project and explain why this is appropriate for your services/products and the expectations of your target customers. Give the name that your business will be operating under and explain how this projects the appropriate image.
 
Service/Product Mix
 
2. Provide a detailed explanation of the products or services you will offer, comparing your range to that of your major competitors. Explain why this strategy is appropriate.
 
Pricing
 
3. Outline the pricing strategy that you will be using and explain how it fits in with the rest of your marketing mix.
 
Distribution
 
4. Explain where your business fits into any chain of distribution.
 
Promotion
 
5. Identify any advertising medium you will use, the nature of the advertising piece, and the frequency of advertising.
 
6. Explain any publicity you will get and how you will arrange this exposure.
 
7. Describe any personal selling you will engage in, explaining how you will get your prospects, how you will approach them, and any sales aids you will use.
 
8. Explain any sales promotion techniques that you will use and any risks involved.
 
9. Explain how you will measure the effectiveness of the promotional means you have chosen and outline any backup plans for redirecting your promotional efforts.
 

 
SECTION 4: OPERATIONS
 
 
Space and Equipment
 
1. Briefly list all the equipment, furniture, and vehicles you will need to run your business. Justify your needs.
 
2. Sketch a layout of any work, storage and office areas, explaining the use of space.
 
Logistics
 
3. Explain your systems for buying, ordering, and storing any supplies that your business will depend on.
 
4. Identify any subcontractors or suppliers that you intend to use. Explain the services or products that they will provide and the details of contracting arrangements.
 
Methods and Procedures
 
5. Briefly explain and/or chart the process that you will use to complete a typical client or customer transaction. Explain any methods or systems you will have for ensuring quality and handling customer complaints.
Systems
6. Explain the paperwork and/or software systems that you will use to control your business in terms of scheduling, inventory, billing, work progress, client records, and accounting.
Regulation
7. Identify any registrations, licences, or permits that you will need for your business.

You are the HR director at DSS Consulting. You have received a complaint from Chris Peterson about the removal of her responsibilities by her manager Meg Cooke. As you have only recently become aware of the difficulties experienced with the Southwest Region team, you decide to investigate the situation and create a plan to avoid similar situations occurring in future.

You are the HR director at DSS Consulting. You have received a complaint from Chris Peterson about the removal of her responsibilities by her manager Meg Cooke. As you have only recently become aware of the difficulties experienced with the Southwest Region team, you decide to investigate the situation and create a plan to avoid similar situations occurring in future.
Write a report that provides an in-depth analysis of the issues described in the case study explaining (1) what went wrong, (2) how the situation might be rectified, and (3) how such problems might be avoided in future. Specifically, you must include an analysis of the behaviour of both Chris Peterson and Meg Cooke and the broader issues associated with (a) team work, (b) organizational culture, (c) management style, (d) change, (e) training, (f) communication, and (g) leadership, that led to the difficulties arising at DSS. Finally, you must include a plan for the future of Chris Peterson, Meg Cooke, and the Southwest Region team. Both your analysis and proposals must be supported by OB&HRM theories and concepts.
 

The Old Testament in Romans

Paul used what Christians referred to as the Old Testament to splendid effect as a theological resource. The New Testament and the Old Testament are two books whose writers were inspired by God; thus, one cannot be seen as different from the other since they cannot be separated. After all, the Old Testament has its revelations in the New Testament. To early Christians, arguments were strange, as they could not imagine the teachings of Paul and other Apostles on the same level as the Old Testament teachings. Paul is a comprehensive teacher of the gospel as postulated by the Epistles in the New Testament[1]. Paul uses these letters used to spread the gospel to the many tribes of Israel and the whole world. Roman is one such epistles sent to the Romans to offer them spiritual direction. In the letter of Paul to the Romans, Paul cites abundantly from the Old Testament to convey his message.
 
[1]James Gregory, Jesus, Paul and the Gospels. (WBE Publishing Company, 2011), 16-35.
 

Bank of America: Mobil Banking

Identification of the Strategic Issues and Problems This section contains a focused paragraph defining the problem. A problem well-defined is half solved, therefore your analysis must contain a clear statement as to the underlying problem facing the organization. Specify the constraints and options available to the organization.
Analysis and Evaluation – This section should contain a thoughtful and succinct assessment of the industry, market, buyer behavior, and organization. Be careful not to merely restate case information; rather, focus on an assessment and interpretation of the facts, qualitative and quantitative data, and management views. This section should also present the plausible alternative courses of action with pros and cons analysis for each alternative.
Recommendations This section should present a set of recommendations chosen from the alternatives discussed in the previous section. Make sure these recommendations are based upon your assessment of the situation. Recommendations should be implementable and realistic given the case situation.
 

Defining Marketing

Include in your paper your personal definition of marketing and definitions from two different sources. Based on these definitions, explain the importance of marketing in organizational success. Provide at least three examples from the business world to support your explanation.

Marketing Mix

Describe the elements of the marketing mix (product, place, price, and promotion). In addition, select an organization with which you are familiar and describe how each one of the four elements of the marketing mix affects the development of the organization’s marketing strategy and tactics. Describe how each element is implemented. Specifically identify your selected organization and the industry in which it exists.

THE COUPLE AND FAMILY MAP TIMELINE PROJECT

You must complete a Couple and Family Map Timeline Project. This is an event focused or situation focused account of the family you are a part of. After reading about the Family Mapping Process and pages A-1 to A-6 of Appendix A in the Olson and DeFrain text, think about three unique events in your life, briefly describe each of these events and evaluate each according to the readings, relevant research and the Couple and Family Map dimensions.Evaluating these events means considering the following: 1) did it bring parts or all of the family closer together or further apart (cohesion); 2) did rules and roles in the family become more flexible or more rigid (flexibility); and 3) did communication get better or worse during this time and how did that impact cohesion and flexibility (communication); and 4) where would you plot your family and how would you describe the balance.
Your project will primarily be assessed on whether or not you have demonstrated you understand the Couple and Family Map Model, NOT how much information you share or how much you write. In other words, do you understand cohesion, flexibility, communication, and the importance of each of these dimensions in how a family functions? You must also describe your family in terms of the family map, quadrants, and balance. Grammar, spelling, and writing style will also be assessed.

Globalization and Underdevelopment

Please write an analytical paper debating both sides of the arguments for and against globalization. Guide your answers by the following questions, but do not limit your paper to just answering them. Answering these questions is not mandatory, but recommended. They should serve as a guide.
• Who benefits and who loses from globalization?
• Who are the groups that mostly support and oppose globalization and why?
• Why is globalization good for the world?
• What are the distortions of globalization?
• What is the role of governments in globalization?
• How is democracy related to globalization and why is it desirable?
• What is the effect of globalization on the developing and underdeveloped world?
• Where is globalization heading?
• What role does corruption play in the politics of globalization? What are the negative effects of corruption in developing countries?
• Overall, is globalization good or bad for the world?

A Comparison of Applied Research vs. Traditional Research

An explanation of the major characteristics of applied research
An analysis of how those major characteristics differ from those of traditional research
A discussion of any similarities or connections between the types of research
A consideration of specific research topics from these readings and activities and whether those topics would qualify as applied research or traditional research topics
As you compose your paper, make note of some of the important considerations from your readings that go into an applied research project. These include devising a sound methodology, conducting evaluation research, working with accurate population samples, and uncovering causal processes.

Case study: Empress Luxury Lines

1. Analyze the ethical dilemma faced by Antonio
2. Create and describe two strategies for addressing the situation at hand.
 
3. Assess the pros and cons in each strategy you just described
 
4. Place yourself in Antonio’s position and decide which strategy to take. Explain your rationale

Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining

You are the Human Resource Director for a 500-bed hospital. You have learned that the American Professionals Union is attempting to unionize your 1,000 registered nurses. The CEO has asked you to draft a plan – either supporting the nurses in their efforts OR attempting to remain union free. Draft solid arguments – either pro or con – for presentation and recommendation to the CEO.

Learn about specific products and practices that will help you reduce your environmental footprint and can even save you money.

Visit the EPA Household Emissions Calculator and complete its questions to learn more about your environmental impact and the benefits of solutions:
• Section 1: Estimate your current total household emissions (from home energy use, vehicle use, waste).
• Section 2: Explore actions you can take to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, and waste disposal costs.
• Section 3: See how much you can save (in dollars and emissions) by taking the actions you chose in Section 2.
What are the 3 everyday products and practices that contribute most to your environmental footprint?
2. What impacts might result if everyone in the world enjoyed the same lifestyle? For example, what might the impacts be on:
a. Earth’s climate?
b. The health of ecosystems and biodiversity?
c. Humanity’s natural resource base and thus economic security?
3. Identify solutions to each of the 3 components of your environmental footprint that you listed in question 2. What are the savings of BOTH carbon emissions and money you can achieve via each solution?
a. How much would this amount to if every household in America (roughly 100 million) did this?
b. If everybody did this, what might the impact on the health of our environment be? For example, how might these collective actions benefit our air and water quality? The health of the world’s forests?
c. How might these environmental improvements benefit human health and, in turn, our economy?
4. Does reducing the size of our footprint necessarily mean reducing our quality of life? Why or why not? Are there ways of enhancing quality of life while lowering impact?

Find out your ecological footprint:

. Visit the Global Footprint Network web site. Use the footprint calculator to measure your ecological footprint and learn “how many earths” it takes to support your lifestyle. Be sure to choose the “detailed response” option for each question.
b. Answer each question in the quiz honestly and record your answers in the following categories:
• Your food (how much of it is animal products, processed, produced locally, and more)
• Your home (energy sources, how much trash you generate, how much new clothing and furniture you buy each month)
• Your mobility (how many miles you drive, the mileage of your vehicle(s), your use of public transport)
c. On the results page, click on “Explore scenarios” to learn how to reduce your footprint.
d. Use the questions that follow to reflect on your experience and feelings when taking this quiz.

Paul’s Exodus

Willa Cather’s story “Paul’s Case”is a story of a terribly troubled young man and his struggle with a mediocre life that is unfitting of his dreams. One of Paul’s most significant problems concerns his father. Paul sees things very differently from his father and it always seems as if his father wants him to adhere to his dreams. Instead of trying to mold himself to his father’s unrealistic wishes, Paul distances himself from his environment and attempts to escape everything that defines his utterly un-fulfilling existence. Paul avoids school, his father, and even his home, not out of a sense of possible retribution, but rather a pure hatred for what these things represented: a normal and pedestrian life. Paul finally loses his ability to cope with the unadulterated banality that surrounds him and desperately seeks to change things. Paul shows such a sense of shame towards the lifestyle he has been given that finally all of his discontent manifests itself in a tangible form: home. Paul possesses such a strong aversion to his house that he even experiences delusions that everybody else may see him in the same mundane light; it would be simply impossible to stay. Symbols and setting illustrate one of the major themes of “Paul’s Case”: escape. Paul is so unwilling to conform that he is obligated to escape his father, his home life, his status, and even himself. Once, Paul’s father tells him that he cannot usher at Carnegie Hall anymore, Paul no longer has any source of release, physical or mental, to satiate his urge for freedom.

A Matter of Time and Memento Mori”

The short story “Memento Mori,” written by Jonathan Nolan, and the film translation, Memento, directed by Christopher Nolan, both provide a complex and heartfelt look at one man’s attempts to recognize his one and only desire, while constantly struggling against the inadequacies of his own perception. Leonard (Earl in the short story) believes that his only purpose in life is to avenge his wife’s murder. He understands his mental limitations, but knows that this one quest is real. Leonard is so absorbed in his blind emotions that he is unable to distinguish the difference between reality and the fallacies that he has subconsciously created in order to protect himself. This primal nature leads to one of the single most prevalent themes in the story: the distortion of truth with the passage of time. As the months fly by, Leonard’s motivations are warped and enhanced to the point where it seems as if he doesn’t truly remember where to direct his anger. All he knows is that his wife was supposedly murdered, and he is supposed to punish the man responsible, in the case of the film, John G. Time is a force comparable to momentum; as it builds up, it affects everything in its path. Leonard’s emotions and perceptions of truth are a product of time, and they are constantly molded by the inaccurate accounts of human experience. Throughout both the story and the film, this uncomfortable reality is emphasized through the meticulous use of a unique point of view and a constantly shifting, and seemingly arbitrary, setting.

Cheers To Tears – International Business

The case analysis should cover three major elements: (1) case (major events, players, and their background) and a company profile; (2) business environment as relates to the industry involved in the case, and (3) the relevant country environment in which the case takes place.

Outline the main arguments that Plato gives in the Theaetetus for maintaining that knowledge is not (a) sense perception, (b) true belief, (c) true belief with an‘account’, i.e., justified true belief, and comment briefly on the soundness of those arguments.

Outline the main arguments that Plato gives in the Theaetetus for maintaining that knowledge is not (a) sense perception, (b) true belief, (c) true belief with an‘account’, i.e., justified true belief, and comment briefly on the soundness of those arguments.

What Makes Me…Me?

1. An analysis of an important historical or contemporary person in which you apply at least two personality theories to explain the personality in question.
2.A self-analysis in which you use at least two theories to help explain your current personality.

Emergency Preparedness

Describe the disaster that could/does occur in your area and give some examples of the appropriate type of public health response, including first response and later stages of recovery.

• Review the materials on your state or local Web site, and determine how well-prepared your area is to deal with this type of disaster.

• Discuss some of the materials you found for preparedness. Be sure to aim your discussion towards educating your scholarly peers about what is there rather than towards an individual member of the public who might be using the materials. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the plan? Are there noticeable gaps?

Hazardous Waste and Vector-Borne Disease

• Describe the priority area you have selected and present at least one illness that results from contamination or exposure in this area. Include references and statistics validating the significance of the problem.

• Explain current public health gaps or needs for this problem, including the effect, if any, of culture or socioeconomic status in increasing the risk factor for the environmental health threat.

• Describe at least one possible community-based public health or environmental stewardship intervention that is used or could be used to prevent or reduce this problem.

Write an essay on the following statement: "It is always wrong to sexually molest children." In your essay you should define the following terms: Sexual molestation children. Consider: is a sixteen year old a child? would the morality of the statement change if instead of "children" the statement referred to “anyone?" Is this a statement of a universal moral principle? Do cultures agree on what constitutes sexual molestation, and on what a child is? If they do not agree on what those terms mean, does that affect the universality of the principle? Evaluate the statement from the perspective of utilitarianism, Kant, and virtue ethics.

Write an essay on the following statement: “It is always wrong to sexually molest children.” In your essay you should define the following terms: Sexual molestation children. Consider: is a sixteen year old a child? would the morality of the statement change if instead of “children” the statement referred to “anyone?” Is this a statement of a universal moral principle? Do cultures agree on what constitutes sexual molestation, and on what a child is? If they do not agree on what those terms mean, does that affect the universality of the principle? Evaluate the statement from the perspective of utilitarianism, Kant, and virtue ethics.

Truth telling is both a virtue and a moral principle. It is at the heart of human interaction. Discuss the importance of truth telling in health care, business, and the environment. Be specific about the benefits and harms involved in truth telling and its absence in each of these fields. What other moral principles might truth telling conflict with? Take into account some governmental and legal requirements that have recently been enacted to ensure that truth telling takes place.

Truth telling is both a virtue and a moral principle. It is at the heart of human interaction. Discuss the importance of truth telling in health care, business, and the environment. Be specific about the benefits and harms involved in truth telling and its absence in each of these fields. What other moral principles might truth telling conflict with? Take into account some governmental and legal requirements that have recently been enacted to ensure that truth telling takes place.

Discuss the following statement: "Non-moral goods are relative to culture and even to individuals some moral goods are not relative." In your discussion you must define "Good" and distinguish between moral and non-moral goods first. Then give the pros and cons of the statement. Give examples to illustrate your point.

Discuss the following statement: “Non-moral goods are relative to culture and even to individuals some moral goods are not relative.” In your discussion you must define “Good” and distinguish between moral and non-moral goods first. Then give the pros and cons of the statement. Give examples to illustrate your point.

Rehabilitation of prisoners

Prisons are supposed to act as correctional facilities for prisoners and as such, they are a necessary part of criminal justice of every state. In prison, prisoners are denied freedom through physical confinement. However, they still have the fundamental rights of humanity. As such, prisons should serve the sole purpose of rehabilitating prisoners. Although the justice system has been trying to rehabilitate prisoners so that they can be released back in to the community, this step has been facing a lot of challenges. The need for rehabilitation arises from a utilitarian emphasis for prisons to produce responsible members of society to ensure public security and reduction of risks once prisoners are released (Palmer 9). This has not been without challenges however, due to the punitive philosophy and the strict guidelines that go with imprisonment that make impossible for prisons to rehabilitate. This essay will focus on rehabilitation of prisoners and why it is important to the prisoners, the society and to the justice system.

The Impact of the Internet on Marketing Mix and Competitive Forces

The phenomenon of the internet has spread like wild fire, with far reaching consequences both positive and negative. Individual use of the internet has brought about improvement in communication, learning and business transactions. Many organizations too have embraced the internet. Organizations in today’s time and age that are yet to key into the world of the internet are simply not doing themselves good. The purpose of this paper is to review relevant literature about the impact of the internet on the marketing mix employed by organizations and how it also impacts on the competitive forces facing organizations. Evolvement of e-marketing mix from traditional mix and strategies to survive in internet based marketing are main highlights of this paper. Potential problems faced by internet marketers in emerging markets and sophisticated consumer base are brought to the fore.
Keywords: e-commerce, marketing mix, e-business, competitive forces, competitive strategies
 

Term Paper: Infant and toddler development

A co-worker consults with you about a problem that one of her client’s children is having in school. She explains that Katy, who is two years old, is not learning language as quickly as her parents think she should. Your co-worker then explains that each night Katy and her mother sit in bed and read a book together. Katy can say the name of different items in the pictures but seems to forget their names quickly. It seems that she is easily distracted. Katy’s mother wants to understand better why Katy is not remembering all of the words but your co-worker does not know. She has called you for an explanation.
1.Using the cognitive development model of your choice (from above), explain how children who are age two learn new information like the items in the stories that Katy and her mother read nightly (about one page).
2.What are some strategies that Katy’s mother can use to help Katy remember more words from the stories?
3.What advice would you give Katy about her worries about Katy’s development?

Is Using Hydraulic Fracturing Worth all The Issues it’s Causing?

Throughout history, there has been a debate between citizens and their governments on how certain things should work. For example, the United States is using a method called hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas from the ground. This method has been used over the years, and its impact on the environment is now being noticed, especially by the citizens of the United States. It is a crucial issue to deal with because while the government needs the energy from natural gas, the citizens believe it should stop due to its potentially harmful effects on the environment. Even though hydraulic fracturing may have a negative impact on the environment, the government of the United States has not stopped using it because they believe that it does more good than bad. There are two powerful arguments that have contributed to the debate of whether the government should stop using hydraulic fracturing or not; mainly, hydraulic fracturing’s benefits to the economy versus the way it harms the environment.

Rhetorical Analysis of Andrew Szasz’s Article

In recent years, going green is becoming more important. In the article “The Dangerous Delusions of ‘Inverted Quarantine,’” Andrew Szasz attempts to convince the environmentalists that there are better ways than just buy organic food and drink bottled water to be healthy and prevent environmental damage. His audience for this article includes well-educated people who care about the environment and their health. His language usage is flawless; he opposes the environmentalists’ way of protecting the environment by using examples and other logical strategies. He succeeds in delivering his point that what environmentalists think is a good strategy is not actually enough to protect the environment. By using strategies such as posing rhetorical questions and providing facts and statistics, Szasz successfully appeals to the logic of his readers to save the environment from an avoidable damage.

Term Paper: The Application of the Saul Alinsky Approach

The Industrial Areas Foundation of Saul Alinsky has been referred to numerously in community organization. Review the Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals article, research the roots of this method, and then discuss its application of “the ends justify the means” in today’s economy. Address whether this theory is still applicable. Why or why not? Under what circumstances? Provide a specific example to illustrate your perspective.

It is not society's place to decide for parents whether they are capable of parenting a child of a different race or ethnic background

Thesis: It is not society’s place to decide for parents whether they are capable of parenting a child of a different race or ethnic background
I. The issue of transracial adoptions
A. Discussion of Ashley’s adoption
1. Parents infertility
2. Adoption through private agency
B. Race or ethnicity not a barrier to adoption
II. Transracial adoption problems
A. What the numbers show
1. Few black to white adoptions
2. Fewer white to black adoptions
B. Attitudes toward mixed-race adoptions
C. Arguments against transracial adoptions
D. Effects of Multiethnic Placement Act
III. Some consequences of attitudes against transracial adoptions
A. Different race children taken from foster parents
1. Placed in group homes
2. Adopted by “strangers”
B. U.S. children placed overseas
IV. What the studies show about transracial adoption
V. Solutions to the problem
 
 

9/11 Terrorist Attack: How the attack was prepared and executed, its perceived success (or failure) and its political consequences domestically and internationally

The September 11 attacks raised many questions among its citizens. Everyone wanted to know who were the perpetrators and the reason behind the attack. The government carried out investigations to find out the motives behind the attacks. An analysis of the 9/11 attacks will discuss the people who carried out the attack and the factors that led to the attack. I will prove the negative effects the 9/11 attacks had on our economy.
Even though the attacks happened on American soil, the foreign and domestic policies of
the United States have been altered irrevocably since then. Whether it is spending in the U.S. government, military objectives or even political views on what needed to happen in the months and years following 9/11. What was a unifying event in 2001 has led to several divisions in the Senate. The original Patriot Act passed the U.S. Senate with 98 senators approving. When the renewal for the act came up in the spring of 2011, The Associated Press reported three portions of the act passed for renewal by a 72-23 margin. Since Sept. 11, 2001, the government has floundered, with a lack of money to keep the United States moving forward with domestic initiatives. Travel restrictions and airport security increased. When the United States had less money to spend, the nation was unable to deal with the economic recession as readily as it could have. When banks and automakers needed bailouts, the money needed to borrow from American taxpayers and investors rose suddenly. Instead of spending government funds on things that can help all Americans, large corporations needed to be saved. Perhaps the most interesting effect of Sept. 11 on the political landscape has been the tea party movement in the United States. Most platforms of the potential third party in American politics include cutbacks on spending. The difficulty is that many tea party groups, such as the Tea Party Patriots, stand for a strong America with a vital military presence without cuts in Department of Defense spending. That usually means cuts in domestic spending or other programs the tea party might deem non-essential. The group’s tenets are part of a political landscape that was a backlash even against its own Republican Party, which spent too much money during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

‘All forms of culture are of equal value’. Discuss this proposition critically with reference to some of the perspective provided in the unit so far, examples of some different cultural forms and a justification for your argument.

‘All forms of culture are of equal value’. Discuss this proposition critically with reference to some of the perspective provided in the unit so far, examples of some different cultural forms and a justification for your argument.

Analyze the leadership qualities of one of the characters in We Were Soldiers Once…And Young, giving specific examples from the book to explain how that character's traits and actions contributed to his leadership style

Explain what being an effective leader means to you. In this essay, be sure to include your definition of leadership, giving specific character traits that a leader should possess. Once you have determined your definition of an effective leader, analyze the leadership qualities of one of the characters in We Were Soldiers Once…And Young, giving specific examples from the book to explain how that character’s traits and actions contributed to his leadership style. Be sure to discuss whether or not you believe this character to be an effective or ineffective leader.

The morality of abortion, and the question whether women should be allowed to procure abortions. Does a fetus have moral standing? If a fetus counts as a person, is this relevant to the abortion debate? Are abortions ever permissible? If so, why and under what conditions? If not, why not?

The morality of abortion, and the question whether women should be allowed to procure abortions. Does a fetus have moral standing? If a fetus counts as a person, is this relevant to the abortion debate? Are abortions ever permissible? If so, why and under what conditions? If not, why not?

“Over 30 Workers Trapped After Chilean Copper Mine Collapse°

Because communications must be designed with the audience in mind, answer the following questions:
· What are some considerations to remember given the different roles and people in the audience?
o What would be the potential needs of the families of the miners in receiving a message about this incident?
o What would be the potential needs of the company’s employees when receiving a message about this incident?
· What actions must you take before and after the message is delivered to ensure that it was received as intended?
Draft two communications from the mining company announcing the accident, using what you have learned about the audience and effective messages. One communication should be directed to the families of the trapped miners and the other as an internal news release to employees in the company. For both, identify the most appropriate channel—face-to-face, e-mail, video, memo, and so on.

Mexico Economy and PRI, PAN, PRD

Mexico is a multiparty political system with three major dominating parties including PRD (Party of Democratic Revolution), PAN (National Action Party) and PRI (Institutional Revolution party). These three political parties have diverse policies both politically and economically which have different implications on the Mexican economy. This research paper presents a discussion of the economic policies of PRI, PAN and PRD, what they seek, their differences and how their policies affect the Mexico economy.

Term Paper: Logger Head Sea Turtles

oProvide the complete classification for your species and explain how classification may indicate relationships between your species and other organisms.
oDescribe specific characteristics of your chosen species.
oExplain how your species adapted to the environment in which it lives, how meiosis has contributed to the variation within the species, and how these variations aid in the survival of the species.

“The Road” by Cormac McCarthy

In an argument-driven research essay, explore some of the ideas, themes,and approaches to literarystyle and structure we have discussed in class. the You should concentrate either on Cormac McCarthy’s The Road or compare and contrast themes in that novel with one of the other books we have read for the class, Tim Winton’s Breath or Haruki Murakami’s Sputnik Sweetheart.
Characterization: Do a contrasting study of the main or supporting characters, but make sure to select figures that offer potentially illuminating similarities and differences. What traits do K. and Bruse share? Where do they differ? And what does that tell us about the characters and the authors’ understanding of humanity?
Theme(s): Pick an issue in the novels that intrigues you — treatment of language, perception of love, perspective on isolation, approach to youth and age, understanding of love, overcoming trauma — anything we have talked about in class. Explore the ways in which the novels deal with that theme, presenting the thoughts of critics along with your own.
Language: Study the use of metaphors and imagery in The Road or compare McCarthy’s literary style with the approach of Murakami. How do the authors manipulate words in the service of their creative vision?
 

Criminal Liability and the Use of Force: The crime of solicitation

Describe the crime of solicitation and give two (2) examples of solicitation crimes, and explain how corroboration requirements are used in solicitation statutes.
Some conspiracy statutes require evidence of an overt act by one of the co-conspirators. Examine what the justification is for such a requirement, and in what type of case might an overt act not be required.
Explain why the Fourth Amendment applies to the use of force by a police officer, and how the “reasonableness” standard compares to a “substantive due process” approach.
Discuss the amount of force that may be used in the defense of property today, what is meant by the “castle doctrine” and “make my day” rules.

As the head of a governmental agency, you have decided that it is important that staff understand basic administrative law concepts in order to avoid major errors in decision making. This is especially important given the number of times the agency has been taken to court recently regarding administrative law issues. In an effort to forestall further litigation, you are compiling a manual to provide guidance and context.

As the head of a governmental agency, you have decided that it is important that staff understand basic administrative law concepts in order to avoid major errors in decision making. This is especially important given the number of times the agency has been taken to court recently regarding administrative law issues. In an effort to forestall further litigation, you are compiling a manual to provide guidance and context.
Specifically, you will address the following questions:
1.) What is discretion? Include in your answer a discussion of how courts assess discretionary decisions.
2.) What is credibility? Include in your answer how to assess credibility.
3.) What is bias? Include in your answer how bias is determined.
4.) What is the extent of the duty to give reasons?

The Use of Technology in the classroom

1. Introduction – Identify the problem being investigated, the technology being used to investigate the problem, and what is to be accomplished in the investigation.
2. Body of essay – Describe how the technology will be used to acquire, assess, analyze, and communicate scientific information.
3. Conclusion – Summarize the connections between the acquisition, assessment, analysis, and communication of scientific data through the use of technology.

You are a travel agent with two new sets of clients. The first client couple is Couple A, who are newly married and are planning to spend one week of their honeymoon in Venice, Italy. The date of arrival is Thursday 30th August with departure on Thursday 6th September 2012. Couple B consists of the wife’s parents who are also interested in going to Venice at the same time for the same duration. The couples will be independent of each other while in Venice. That means that they will meet up occasionally for meals and perhaps take some excursions together if it meets their needs and wants.

You are a travel agent with two new sets of clients. The first client couple is Couple A, who are newly married and are planning to spend one week of their honeymoon in Venice, Italy. The date of arrival is Thursday 30th August with departure on Thursday 6th September 2012. Couple B consists of the wife’s parents who are also interested in going to Venice at the same time for the same duration. The couples will be independent of each other while in Venice. That means that they will meet up occasionally for meals and perhaps take some excursions together if it meets their needs and wants.
Couple A seeks romance and indulgence but on a budget and want to spend a lot of time together enjoying each other’s company while still getting to see the sights and enjoy the tastes of Italy. They fit within the Young Optimism VALS segment and are aged between 20 and 30 years of age.
Couple B is more focused on a luxury holiday and seek to explore the history and culture of Venice. They fit within the Visible Achievement VALS segment and are between 50 and 60 years of age. Both couples are fit and stairs and physical activity can be easily undertaken.
Plan a one week stay in Venice for each couple and provide each couple with a fully detailed daily itinerary for their stay. The overall price must include as a minimum all organized excursions and accommodation in Venice. You can assume that flights to and from Venice have already been organized so you are only concerned with the ground component. Meals, unless as part of an excursion/special package, are at the travelers expense.
You are to justify the choice of each excursion for each couple and the accommodation based on at least one of the 7Ps that you consider most relevant. You need to find at least six relevant journal articles that back up your choices.
 

You are a nurse leader in your organization’s human resource department at a hospital. As part of the interview process, you must explain to potential candidates the position for which they are applying and their place in the organization.

• Create a 800 -word wiki in which you do the following to inform potential candidates:
o Describe the organizational structure of the company.
o Explain how the organizational structure influences daily operations.
o Describe how the organizational structure affects its ability to function efficiently.
o Explain how the human resource department affects the organizational structure and function of the company.

Lost in Terror: Mark Slouka’s short story “The Hare’s Mask”

The Oxford English Dictionary defines terror as “the state of being terrified or extremely frightened; intense fear or dread; an instance or feeling of this.” Throughout Mark Slouka’s short story “The Hare’s Mask,” the author presents an elegant story filled with a theme of terror. In the short story, a young boy (the narrator) discusses the attachment that his father has developed toward rabbits that he took care of as a child. The terror represented in “The Hare’s Mask” consists of the violence that torments the father as he has to kill one of the rabbits every week for dinner and the loss of his parents and sister. In the hare’s mask, Slouka’s short story symbolizes the loss of loved ones, which fears the son that his father will have to relive the same kind of terror that the father experienced as a child. The readers can relate to the kind of terror illustrated in the story as the catharsis they experience without the actual suffering or loss of loved ones.
The author explicitly illustrates a sense of loss at the very beginning of the story, instantly placing the reader into its mood of sadness. In the first line of the story, the young boy says, “Odd how I miss his voice, and yet it’s his silences I remember now” (61). Using phrases such as “I miss his voice” introduces the reader to the theme of sadness and loss, which will appear continuously in the story.

Education- Achievement Gap-Gender

Recent analyses of education achievement have demonstrated noteworthy gender disparities. Cultural factors and discrimination are the major factors related to inequitable learning and academic achievement opportunities for male and female learners. Moreover, there are diverse root causes of the achievement gap as well as factors contributing to the persistence of the achievement gaps between male and female learners. However, apparent are deliberate action strategies focusing on the dismantling of inequitable schooling practices for the students. Hence, it is recommendable to adopt a gender equity plan for implementation to reduce achievement gaps between male and female learners.

Economic principles: Economic problem, opportunity cost , decision making, opportunity cost , limited resources , standards of living, distribution, production, choice, macro, employment, consumption, Government, industrial and social, public goods, stabilize, economic growth, wants

The article discusses the current situation where the government of US has demonstrated its unwillingness to grant the government of Canada a go ahead with its plan to put up a pipeline linking it with Asia. Canada has seen a potential market in Asia where it can export its oil products and be able to achieve financial security.
The situation between the US president and the prime minister and minister of energy of Canada has elements of an economic problem. The Government of Canada’sdecision to lay a pipeline to the Asia continent is based solely on the expected returns from the ready market available in China. On the other hand, the US government considers the decision malicious and likely to jeopardize its economy.

Case study: Sheehy

Describe how typical the attitudes that Sheehy reports appear to be in work environments you have experienced.
2. Explain the implications of the work ethic Sheehy describes for the future of American business.
3. Explain whether it is more reasonable to expect workers, especially in a capitalist society, to be more devoted to their jobs, more concerned with quality and customer service, than Sheehy’s coworkers were.
4. Explain the reasoning behind employee theft.
5. Explain ways the culture of our capitalists society encourages attitudes like those Sheehy describes.

Leadership and Organizational Behavior: ASARCO

Leadership skills in the management of any company are fundamental in its corporate proliferation. In order to influence subordinate behavior successfully in ASARCO, there is need for high-level leadership skills incorporated in the organizational character of the company in order to promote teamwork, good working conditions, employee performance, and productivity. ASARCO was one of the largest multinational companies in the US, an enormous corporation that was run by one of the powerful US families called the Guggenheims since 1881. The company was founded on sufficient capital, reliable workforce, competent management with good working relations, and a stable market for its minerals. However, the company has been largely affected by bad leadership, mismanagement, and poor working conditions for its employees. In effect this research has identified various literatures in order to establish a scholarly material to help postulate substantial solutions out of the crisis.

1. How are problems framed in research terms? 2. How are correlational and casual relationships similar and how are they different? 3. What constitutes fraud and why does it occur 4. How do you develop hypotheses for research 5. Why should you conduct a literature review before you begin to design your study 6. What can be done to control extraneous variables 7. How do method and techniques differ 8. How do theory driven research and data driven research differ 9. How do scientific and commonsense explanations differ 10. What is the definition of a scientific theory

1. How are problems framed in research terms?
2. How are correlational and casual relationships similar and how are they different?
3. What constitutes fraud and why does it occur
4. How do you develop hypotheses for research
5. Why should you conduct a literature review before you begin to design your study
6. What can be done to control extraneous variables
7. How do method and techniques differ
8. How do theory driven research and data driven research differ
9. How do scientific and commonsense explanations differ
10. What is the definition of a scientific theory

The Future of the Euro Zone

Albeit, experiencing volatility in the financial market, the EZ contains an institutional capacity to address near term predicaments to ensure long-term survival. Moreover, the EZ is working towards protecting the legitimacy of decision-making entities at the top i.e. the ECB (European Central Bank) in order to limit future crises among the sovereigns. The debt crisis that broke up in Greece and subsequent signals that Portugal, Italy, Ireland, and Spain, were also deficient of sustainable monetary position, espoused the rising uncertainty about EZ’s future. In effect, markets started demanding lofty interest rates and risk premiums in fear of possible defaults. Nonetheless, due to the stagnation of the EZ economy in the 2nd quarter of 2011, the debt crisis amplified, generating problems for Europe and the entire global economy. One of the primary causes of the EZ problems emanated from the flaws in the structure of the currency union, with shared monetary policy, but abandoning the member countries to make fiscal policies. Such a corollary aggravated a feeble enforcement of fiscal control and discipline facilitating mounting public debts. This meant that the member states could experience intricacies in inflating their course from huge public debt in order to have competitive exports. The manner in which this problem was solved has contributed to my strong supposition that the

Why research based learning is important for undergraduate science students

Research-based learning in institution of higher learning is a significant instrument of developing the quality of student knowledge, reflection, practicality, creativity, and problem solving, enabling the formation of individuals who are conversant with scientific skills for effective development. A majority of educators today are using research-based teaching in undergraduate science students, encouraging them to learn by inquiry using a variety of promulgated institutional, departmental, and teacher-student integrative programs in the attainment of necessary research skills to augment their career development. Conversely, learning in the university and especially in undergraduate science courses has posed a variety of problematic experiences for students after the completion of their courses, during work practice and employment. Most of the students go through undergraduate science studies and come out as graduates without lucid and concrete knowledge to contribute in a highly competitive society. Many employers have complained that fresh graduates in science courses are lacking fundamental practical knowledge in carrying out work related issues. Lacking research-based learning exposure creates a situation whereby students lack the necessary experience to foster, creativity, problem solving, and integration of issues into their practical ramification. This paper provides a literature review on why research based learning is important for undergraduate science students, elucidating on the relevance of the issue to the current and learning context, relevant literature on the topic, and a critique of the literature within an analytical framework.

Preventing Teenage Alcohol Abuse

This term paper analyzes a school-based intervention program for preventing teenage alcohol abuse. The school-based curricula’s main goal is to reduce or where possible eliminate alcohol abuse among teens. This project will take place in the classroom through 12 sessions. At the end of the project, the teens should possess enough knowledge about alcohol abuse to empower them to make their own decisions. The success of the project will be assessed through two follow-up surveys: one in each of the two years after the completion of the project. The project’s main challenges will emanate from bias in reporting and attrition, where the results are not likely to present the true situation of the teens. To mitigate these biases, a calculation based on each parameter will be used to make proper adjustments on the results. The project will influence social change by enhancing the bond between teens and society—that is, their fellow students, school, and the entire community.

Select a newspaper or magazine advertisement that attempts: (a) to provide the consumer with a decision strategy to follow in making a purchase decision, or (b) to reduce the perceived risk(s) associated with a purchase. Evaluate the effectiveness of the ad you selected.

 
Select a newspaper or magazine advertisement that attempts: (a) to provide the consumer with a decision strategy to follow in making a purchase decision, or (b) to reduce the perceived risk(s) associated with a purchase. Evaluate the effectiveness of the ad you selected.

Identify three different products that you believe require reasonably intensive prepurchase search by a consumer. Then, using Table 16-2 as a guide, identify the specific characteristics of these products that make intensive prepurchase search likely

Identify three different products that you believe require reasonably intensive prepurchase search by a consumer. Then, using Table 16-2 as a guide, identify the specific characteristics of these products that make intensive prepurchase search likely.
For each of the products that you listed above, identify the perceived risks that a consumer is likely to experience prior to purchase. Discuss how the marketers of these products can reduce these perceived risks.

Describe two situations where you served as an opinion leader and two situations where you sought consumption-related advice/information from an opinion leader. Indicate your relationship to the persons with whom you interacted. Are the circumstances during which you engaged in word-of-mouth communications consistent with the text’s material? Explain.

Describe two situations where you served as an opinion leader and two situations where you sought consumption-related advice/information from an opinion leader. Indicate your relationship to the persons with whom you interacted. Are the circumstances during which you engaged in word-of-mouth communications consistent with the text’s material? Explain.

Much has been written about the problems at Euro Disney, the Walt Disney Company’s theme park and resort complex, which opened in France in April 1992. These difficulties were largely attributed to Disney’s lack of understanding of European (particularly French) culture, and the company’s failure to modify its American theme park concept to fit the preferences and customs of European visitors. Discuss how the Walt Disney Company could have used input from cross-cultural analysis in better designing and operating Euro Disney, using a computerized literature search about Euro Disney from your school’s library.

Much has been written about the problems at Euro Disney, the Walt Disney Company’s theme park and resort complex, which opened in France in April 1992. These difficulties were largely attributed to Disney’s lack of understanding of European (particularly French) culture, and the company’s failure to modify its American theme park concept to fit the preferences and customs of European visitors. Discuss how the Walt Disney Company could have used input from cross-cultural analysis in better designing and operating Euro Disney, using a computerized literature search about Euro Disney from your school’s library.

An American company is introducing a line of canned soups in Poland. (a) How should the company use cross-cultural research? (b) Should the company use the same marketing mix it uses in the United States to target Polish consumers? (c) Which, if any, marketing mix components should be designed specifically for marketing canned soups in Poland? Explain your answers.

An American company is introducing a line of canned soups in Poland. (a) How should the company use cross-cultural research? (b) Should the company use the same marketing mix it uses in the United States to target Polish consumers? (c) Which, if any, marketing mix components should be designed specifically for marketing canned soups in Poland? Explain your answers.
 

Many of your perceptions regarding price versus value are likely to be different than those of your parents or grandparents. Researchers attribute such differences to cohort effects, which are based on the premise that consumption patterns are determined early in life. Therefore, individuals who had experienced different economic, political and cultural environments during their youth are likely to be different types of consumers as adults. Describe instances in which your parents or grandparents disagreed with or criticized purchases you had made. Describe the cohort effects that explain each party’s position during these disagreements.

Many of your perceptions regarding price versus value are likely to be different than those of your parents or grandparents. Researchers attribute such differences to cohort effects, which are based on the premise that consumption patterns are determined early in life. Therefore, individuals who had experienced different economic, political and cultural environments during their youth are likely to be different types of consumers as adults. Describe instances in which your parents or grandparents disagreed with or criticized purchases you had made. Describe the cohort effects that explain each party’s position during these disagreements.

How can marketers of the following products use the material presented in this chapter to develop promotional campaigns designed to increase market share among African American, Hispanic, and Asian American consumers? The products are: (a) compact disc players, (b) ready-to-eat cereals, and (c) designer jeans.

How can marketers of the following products use the material presented in this chapter to develop promotional campaigns designed to increase market share among African American, Hispanic, and Asian American consumers? The products are: (a) compact disc players, (b) ready-to-eat cereals, and (c) designer jeans.

A manufacturer of fat-free granola bars is considering targeting school-age children by positioning its product as a healthy, nutritious snack food. How can an understanding of the three forms of cultural learning be used in developing an effective strategy to target the intended market?

A manufacturer of fat-free granola bars is considering targeting school-age children by positioning its product as a healthy, nutritious snack food. How can an understanding of the three forms of cultural learning be used in developing an effective strategy to target the intended market?

Find two different advertisements for deodorants in two magazines that are targeted to different audiences. Content-analyze the written and pictorial aspects of each ad, utilizing any core values discussed in this chapter. How are these values portrayed to the target audiences?

Find two different advertisements for deodorants in two magazines that are targeted to different audiences. Content-analyze the written and pictorial aspects of each ad, utilizing any core values discussed in this chapter. How are these values portrayed to the target audiences?
 

Under what circumstances would you expect income to be a better predictor of consumer behavior than a composite measure of social class (e.g., based on income, education, and occupation)? When would you expect the composite social class measure to be superior?

Under what circumstances would you expect income to be a better predictor of consumer behavior than a composite measure of social class (e.g., based on income, education, and occupation)? When would you expect the composite social class measure to be superior?
 
 

Identify one traditional family and one nontraditional family (or household) featured in a TV sitcom or series. (The two families/households can be featured in the same or in different television shows). Classify the traditional group into one stage of the traditional FLC. Classify the nontraditional group into one of the categories described in Table 10-11. Select two characters of the same gender and approximate age, one from each group, and compare their consumption behavior (such as clothes, furniture, stated or implied attitudes toward spending money).

Identify one traditional family and one nontraditional family (or household) featured in a TV sitcom or series. (The two families/households can be featured in the same or in different television shows). Classify the traditional group into one stage of the traditional FLC. Classify the nontraditional group into one of the categories described in Table 10-11. Select two characters of the same gender and approximate age, one from each group, and compare their consumption behavior (such as clothes, furniture, stated or implied attitudes toward spending money).

Which of the five stages of the traditional family life cycle constitute the most lucrative segment(s) for the following products and services: (a) telephone party lines, (b) a Club Med vacation, (c) Domino’s pizza, (d) compact disc players, (e) mutual funds, and (f) motor homes? Explain your answers.

Which of the five stages of the traditional family life cycle constitute the most lucrative segment(s) for the following products and services: (a) telephone party lines, (b) a Club Med vacation, (c) Domino’s pizza, (d) compact disc players, (e) mutual funds, and (f) motor homes? Explain your answers.

With a paper and pencil, spend one hour watching a network television channel during prime time. Record the total number of commercials that aired. For each commercial using a celebrity endorser, record the celebrity’s name, the product or service advertised, and whether the celebrity was used in a testimonial, as an endorser, an actor, or a spokesperson.

With a paper and pencil, spend one hour watching a network television channel during prime time. Record the total number of commercials that aired. For each commercial using a celebrity endorser, record the celebrity’s name, the product or service advertised, and whether the celebrity was used in a testimonial, as an endorser, an actor, or a spokesperson.
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For what kinds of audiences would you consider using comparative advertising? Why? Find one example of each of the following two advertising appeals: fear and sex. One example must be a print ad and the other a TV commercial. Analyze the placement of each advertisement in the medium, in which it appeared according to the media selection criteria

For what kinds of audiences would you consider using comparative advertising? Why? Find one example of each of the following two advertising appeals: fear and sex. One example must be a print ad and the other a TV commercial. Analyze the placement of each advertisement in the medium, in which it appeared according to the media selection criteria
 

A college student has just purchased a new personal computer. What factors might cause the student to experience postpurchase dissonance? How might the student try to overcome it? How can the retailer who sold the computer help reduce the student’s dissonance? How can the computer’s manufacturer help?

A college student has just purchased a new personal computer. What factors might cause the student to experience postpurchase dissonance? How might the student try to overcome it? How can the retailer who sold the computer help reduce the student’s dissonance? How can the computer’s manufacturer help?
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Explain how the product manager of a breakfast cereal might change consumer attitudes toward the company’s brand by (a) changing beliefs about the brand, (b) changing beliefs about competing brands, (c) changing the relative evaluation of attributes, and (d) adding an attribute.

Explain how the product manager of a breakfast cereal might change consumer attitudes toward the company’s brand by (a) changing beliefs about the brand, (b) changing beliefs about competing brands, (c) changing the relative evaluation of attributes, and (d) adding an attribute.

Find two print ads, one illustrating the use of the affective component and the other illustrating the cognitive component. Discuss each ad in the context of the tricomponent model. In your view, why has each marketer taken the approach it did in each of these ads?

Find two print ads, one illustrating the use of the affective component and the other illustrating the cognitive component. Discuss each ad in the context of the tricomponent model. In your view, why has each marketer taken the approach it did in each of these ads?
 

How do advertisers use contrast to make sure that their ads are noticed? Would the lack of contrast between the advertisement and the medium in which it appears help or hinder the effectiveness of the ad? What are the ethical considerations in employing such strategies?

How do advertisers use contrast to make sure that their ads are noticed? Would the lack of contrast between the advertisement and the medium in which it appears help or hinder the effectiveness of the ad? What are the ethical considerations in employing such strategies?

The owners of a local health-food restaurant have asked you to prepare a psychographic profile of families living in the community surrounding the restaurant's location. Construct a ten-question psychographic inventory appropriate for segmenting families on the basis of their dining-out preferences.

The owners of a local health-food restaurant have asked you to prepare a psychographic profile of families living in the community surrounding the restaurant’s location. Construct a ten-question psychographic inventory appropriate for segmenting families on the basis of their dining-out preferences.

Select a product and brand that you use frequently and list the benefits you receive from using it. Without disclosing your list, ask a fellow student who uses a different brand in this product category (preferably, a friend of the opposite sex) to make a similar list for his or her brand. Compare the two lists and identify the implications for using benefit segmentation to market the two brands.

Select a product and brand that you use frequently and list the benefits you receive from using it. Without disclosing your list, ask a fellow student who uses a different brand in this product category (preferably, a friend of the opposite sex) to make a similar list for his or her brand. Compare the two lists and identify the implications for using benefit segmentation to market the two brands.

Neutrogena is a manufacturer of personal care products for young adults. The company would like to extend its facial cleansers product line. Design a (a) qualitative and (b) quantitative research design for the company focused on this objective.

Neutrogena is a manufacturer of personal care products for young adults. The company would like to extend its facial cleansers product line. Design a (a) qualitative and (b) quantitative research design for the company focused on this objective.

Substance Abuse Counseling: Case Study Jerome

Jerome is a 48-year-old gay-identified African American male who is seeking housing services at the state facility at which you work. Jerome has a long history of homelessness, a 20-year addiction to crack cocaine, and a history of minor arrests. He has supported himself primarily by repairing old, discarded bicycles and selling them.
 
When Jerome comes to the facility, he states he has not used crack for three days. During the initial interview, he does not maintain eye contact, constantly moves and shifts in his seat, and uses a very unique sentence structure that often derails: “I am on top of this whole planet, and it’s hot! I feel like…you ever eat yogurt?” He describes hearing voices that direct him to deliver “the message of the good” to people he meets, and uses religious references in a number of statements about daily living.
 
Jerome expresses his desire to stop using crack, but his concern is that “when I stop, the Devil comes after me.” You learn from Jerome’s caseworker that Jerome has had connections to a street gang from whom he buys crack, and that a large part of the reason he is seeking housing at your facility is for safety because of some trouble he has gotten into with a gang member.
• Analyze the complexity of dual diagnosis as it relates to the case study.
• Explain how specific symptoms illustrated by the client indicate more than one disorder and make diagnosis difficult.
• Provide specific examples and use current scholarly sources to back up your ideas.

Appraise the human resource function at the Rocks Hotel and make recommendations to a Global HRM plan for Pacific Coast Hotels

International resource management is a necessarily topic for a company which is planning its international business. The Rocks Hotel has been acquired by The Pacific Coast Hotels chain, its resort in Thailand has been a very important part of PCH’s global expansion. This report aims at analyzing the current situation of the resort. The management and operation of the resort have many problems. Through analysis to the current situation, this report comes up with a set of plans for human resource management of the resort.

Identify and define a management problem that affects the health care industry. Identify and define Health Care Management theories, concepts, and practices that relate to the identified problem and possible solutions to the problem.

Identify and define a management problem that affects the health care industry. Identify and define Health Care Management theories, concepts, and practices that relate to the identified problem and possible solutions to the problem.

Dvider LLC: Optimizing Operations Management

Dvider llc (Actually appearing as ‘dVider LLC’ (Liam & Toussaint, 2012), but written to as ‘Dvider llc’ for the purposes of this paper) is a company that specializes in offering working space solutions to its clients. In particular, sticker decals represent an important segment of Dvider llc’s offerings (Liam & Toussaint, 2012). As such, it depends on the provision of high-quality commodities to enhance customer satisfaction (Liao et al., 2009). Therefore, customer satisfaction is important to Dvider llc as it has a potential, according to Reichheld (cited in Liao et al, 2009), of incentivizing customers to buy more, be less sensitive to price and reel in new customers (p. 372). Confirming this, service linkage research has established that internal organizational management has a definitive influence on eternal customer relation outcomes (Liao et al., 2009). While this is the case, it is important to take cognizance of the fact that although consumers want variety, too many choices can at times be overwhelming to them (Crandall & Crandall, 2011). The task Dvider llc faces is maintaining its benchmark characteristic of quality in the face of a competitive market and increasing demand for its sticker products.

Pep Stores Business Strategy: A Case Study

Pep Stores is a company owned by Pepkor, an investment company based in South Africa, and is renowned as a low price retailer for low-income consumers. The company covers a wide area of distribution consisting of 1400 stores across Africa, posting as the largest retailer of the same brand products in South Africa (De Wit and Meyer 759). The range of core products that Pep Stores deals with involves home essentials, which are part of the daily living for low-income consumers. These include textiles, clothing, and footwear, although recently, Pep has incorporated new home services like dishwashing, toiletries, household cleaners, baby products, and washing powders. As a privately owned investment by Pepkor, the chain has had a privilege of selling over 400 million units, with a turnover of R5.9 as at the year 2010 (De Wit and Meyer 759). Pep’s corporate performance has been enhanced through an outstanding strategic business plan over the years. The corporate strategies espoused include the low price to low income target market, outstanding company leadership, ongoing training of staff, changing with the consumer needs, customer care, an elaborate vision and mission, and the mapping of consumer trends in order to reposition the customer brands accordingly.

Everyday in society, physical activity is pursued in many ways, ranging from informal daily tasks such as chores, walking to school, and propelling one’s wheelchair, across the spectrum to highly organized and/or competitive sport. Here in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, we study human movement in its many forms. We examine the role of physical activity in promoting physical, mental, and social health and well‐being from the level of the individual to society. With that in mind, please tell us why you are interested in being admitted to the Kinesiology offered by the University.

Everyday in society, physical activity is pursued in many ways, ranging from informal daily tasks such as chores, walking to school, and propelling one’s wheelchair, across the spectrum to highly organized and/or competitive sport. Here in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, we study human movement in its many forms. We examine the role of physical activity in promoting physical, mental, and social health and well‐being from the level of the individual to society. With that in mind, please tell us why you are interested in being admitted to the Kinesiology offered by the University.

Bigfoot Wallace

In the history and tales of legendaries, Bigfoot Wallace is one of the most colorful figures in the chronology of Texas; a hero and distinguished warrior who fought for his people without reservation. William Alexander Anderson Wallace was born in Virginia State in 1817 and later moved to Texas in 1836 after learning that his brother and cousin had been killed in the massacre of Goliad (Dobie, “A Tare” 146). Bigfoot moved to Texas when the state was in need of such a man of daring character in order to domesticate their hostile land, with the rise of westward expansion and colonization. Narratives of his dares have crammed households and filled volumes, a hunter, warrior, and champion for justice of his time.

The Economic Lessons for Canada from Ireland's Success Story

Canada has a possibility to emulate the long term productivity augmenting practices to help encourage high employment by taking into account country-specific wage setting institutions and financial systems (Fortin, 2000). If Canada can avoid premature financial tightening and adopt guidelines that will keep labor costs low, the country will be able to sustain the lowest possible unemployment rate (Fortin, 2000). The plan is to keep labor costs low and to foster high rates of saving and investment (Fortin, 2000).
An astonishing fact of the Irish real GDP is that the growth in Irish productivity has been very fast for the whole period of 1976-2000, averaging 3.3 percent a year. This progress and sustained growth during this post-war period is very unusual with only Korea surpassing Ireland’s numbers (Fortin,2000). Irish numbers are now challenging United States productivity while exceeding Canada’s retaining an employment rate of 93 percent.

The economic transformation of Ireland

The economic transformation of Ireland over the last decade has not been brought about by little men in green hats or multitudes of kisses bestowed on the blarney stone. The success can be attributed to two major factors starting with a productivity boom dating from the 50’s and 60’s. Secondly, an employment boom together with a sudden short term aggregate demand that started in the early 90’s. Ireland’s GDP per capita has increased to almost what it was in 1990 (Blanchard, 2000). The unemployment rate has dropped from a large 16 percent to less than 5 percent presenting Ireland as one of the ten most prosperous countries in the world (Blanchard, 2000). For several years Ireland has been focusing on long term productivity through trade liberty which has forced local markets to open to global trade and international investments. The tax policies that were initiated encourage more business trade and industrial activity. A plan that has paid off for Ireland is the attention to education, offering free secondary schooling and low cost university studies. The backbone of the new model of economic growth is the determination of the Republic to invest in human capital and technology (lecture, 2011).

Action Plan for Eliminating the Canadian Demographic Deficit

Canada faces a serious demographic deficit that threatens its future prosperity. Demographic deficit is a situation where a population is unable to maintain or improve their living conditions owing to reduced demographic inputs or other related inefficiencies (Faus-Pujol & Higueras-Arnal, 2000). In the context of Canada, demographic deficit is considered a situation that working population is not able to support the growing portion of aging dependants (McDaniel, 2003). With a specific focus on New Brunswick province, Passaris (2007) considers demographic deficit as the most serious economic challenge that threatens not only the economy but also other social, cultural and political aspects in the near future. Demographic deficit results from low birth rates that result to reduced population base, retiring workforce, and high life expectancy. The population profile at present is characterized by low birth rates thus reduced population, increase in number of individuals living on pension, high retirements rates (as Baby Boomers are retiring), high outmigration as people seek better opportunities in Western region, labor and skills shortages, and inability to attract and retain new immigrants (Passaris, 2007). This in effect results to decrease in population and distortion of demographic factors such as age in the population. Possible repercussions if the condition continues are reduced tax revenue, poor healthcare, reduced incentives to invest, reduced savings, low funding for social programs and underutilization of infrastructures (Passaris, 2007; McDaniel, 2003). For Canada, it is important that effective steps be taken as failure to do this has serious demographic and economic conditions.

Think of yourself as an organizational consultant and assume that a key manager has requested a thorough analysis and recommended course of action to resolve an actual organizational problem that will make a difference to the future performance of the organization.

1. a brief overview of the chosen organization and your role in it;
2. a brief narrative description of the organizational problem that you would like to research and resolve;
3. a preliminary problem statement in the form of a researchable question;
4. Which TCO or textbook topic your problem is related to.
The TCO and Chapter is as follows:
TCO C-Given the array of theories of motivation, demonstrate their application to successfully guide employees toward accomplishing organizational objectives

Parents or other caregivers play an important role in the development of children that can have an effect over much of the lifespan. Describe the role that parents or caregivers play in the development of attachment and the role they play in promoting autonomy. Is there a specific parenting style that you would recommend to assure the most effective development of both? Why?

Parents or other caregivers play an important role in the development of children that can have an effect over much of the lifespan. Describe the role that parents or caregivers play in the development of attachment and the role they play in promoting autonomy. Is there a specific parenting style that you would recommend to assure the most effective development of both? Why?

What role does attachment play in the development of an individual? What is the role of autonomy? How can parents help to produce the best possible development of both?

Sigmund Freud thought that negative childhood experiences would affect people throughout their lives. Today, psychologists place more emphasis on the positive experiences that help direct future development. Two important developmental processes are the achievement of a secure attachment to a caregiver and that of achieving some degree of autonomy. While these may seem to be opposites, they are both important in the development of fully functioning human beings. What role does attachment play in the development of an individual? What is the role of autonomy? How can parents help to produce the best possible development of both?

Media Ethics Project: The coverage of issues of race and /gender in 2008 presidential elections in America

The media has a strong and complex influence upon how we understand and shape our world. From news reporting and investigative journalism to the broadcasting of dramas, soaps and films, media provides us with entertainment and information while seeking to enhance our understanding of the world (Quinn 170; Scheufele 104). In this case, directly or indirectly, the media engages with and affect our values, beliefs and fundamental commitments (Sturges 2). Needles to say, given the media’s increasing presence and influence within our world, there are many social and ethical issues that need to be addressed. As a matter of fact, there has been increasing public debate about some matters usually motivated by outrage against some perceived wrong committed by a section of media. For instance, press cynicism, accusations of biasness, media manipulation, condemnations of journalistic intrusions into privacy, hotly contested pronouncements about the appropriate forms of media regulation, distortive effect of the television medium or censorships have all hit the headlines with even greater frequency (Morin 38; Saldin 10). The following paper will try to analyze the coverage of issues of race and /gender in 2008 presidential elections in America. In this case, an in-depth examination of the coverage and discerning patterns within that coverage will be analyzed and Strengths and weaknesses established. The paper will also try to find out if the coverage met its responsibilities to the public, how much the coverage received, when, whether it ebbs and flow, whether there are some news outlets that gave more coverage to the story and why and what this means. Ethical issues involved will also be analysed and the key values and principles that are in conflict.

Book Review Proposal, “Governing Financial Globalization: International Political Economy and Multi-level Governance”, by Andrew B., David H., and Richard W. (2005)

‘Governing Financial Globalization: International Political Economy and Multi-level Governance’ is a book written by Andrew Baker, David Hudson, and Richard Woodward. However, the works of various contributors including Philip G. Cerny, Emiliano Grossman, Paul Langley, Susanne Soederberg, and Ben Thirkell-White have made this volume a success. Routledge published this book, which contains 258 pages in the year 2005.
Inclusive within the books’ contents are a list of illustrations, a list of contributors, foreword, acknowledgements, part I, part II, part III, bibliography, and index. The illustrations encompass a list of figures featuring how governments govern, old and innovative forms of conditionality negotiations, the control of securities industry following the ‘Big Bang’, and multi-level governance within London.

Hilton Hotel in Dublin

The role of internet marketing, (use social media you tube website)and how data base marketing work and direct marketing and how they are used within the business.
Also requires, communication mix which is
1. Personal selling
2. Sale promotions
3. Public relations
 

Local 731

Local 731 offer scholarship opportunities to its members in the quest of fostering good union and improving their daily living. The famous scholarships are provided in remembrance of the founder, James Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund that was established in November 1999 (Teamsters, local union para. 2). The fund was established solely for providing scholarships to dependants and children of the members of the international brotherhood of teamster (Teamsters, Local Union para. 3). The contributions to the fund are deductable and tranfered as charitable contributions as per the requirements of the law. Furthermore, internal union offers in-kind services to the fund like hosting of web site geared at befitting the members, their children and dependents.

What Women Want-Insight Program

1. List of 5 things that program identifies as concerns for women trying to stay in the labour market.
2. What areas do you think governments should be involved with trying to correct and why.
3. Please state areas (if any) that this program has made you aware in relation to Gender work and the Family.
4. State one or two economic reasons that are used as justifications for the government to be involved in this area of the labour market.

Global Warming

Scientists have observed that among all the organisms that exist in this world, humans have the greatest survival instinct. This instinct to survive is so strong that it has allowed humans to mold their very surroundings to better suit their needs. The most alarming reaction of human actions is global warming. Global warming has become one of the most important phenomenons which threaten to endanger living organisms, so we have to know and realize the reasons for this problem and its effects and how is it treated. Luckily, global warming is not a very complicated concept and can be remedied once its causes are understood.

American Reconstruction

The building of the United States of America as a nation took a multifaceted dimension, which became a process and not an event, as evidenced by the Reconstruction period of 1863-1867(Wallenfedlt 25). In fact, the building of the U.S as a democracy has been a mystery that triggers historians to a studious inquiry. As people from the “dark continent” arrive to settle for cheap labour in the 1600s, the institution of slavery gained a stronghold (Wallenfeldt 30). It therefore emerges that, the discourse on the building of the World’s super power is not possible without the mention of the institution of slavery. This was actually the hallmark of the Reconstruction period, a defining moment for the American History. This essay will attempt to make an informed analysis as to whether the Reconstruction era was a failure or a success of the America’s political, social, and economic systems.

Ethical Dilemma in Terminally Extubation

Ethical dilemma is a state of urgency where more than one consequences of an ethical decision seem to oppose another (Zastrow & Kirst-Ashman, 2009). In other words, the consequences of making or implementing a certain decision would adversely violate the integrity of a different thing. Ethical dilemma is very difficult for medical officers on especially issues related to poor prognosis of patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) and provision of palliative care for dying patients. The most prominent issue at the ICU is deciding on terminal extubation of patients exhibiting poor prognosis (Curtis & Vincent, 2010; Abernethy, 2012). The complexity of this medical procedure is the existence of different standards that support terminally extubation. Any decision to any standard must be supported with sufficient reasons. Several factors affect all these standards. Some of these factors are beyond the control or knowledge of the physician and are the source of dilemma to physicians. They include right to life, priority to protect the life of the patient, patients’ confusion, vulnerability of the patient, patient wishes, family interference, financial issue, interpretation of the law, and different view of the appropriate decision among physicians (Chotirmall et al., 2010; Lamba and Quest, 2010; Abernethy, 2012). All these issues can affect different decision at different intensities and requires the highest degree of professional skills and ethics to come up with the most appropriate decision (Curtis and Vincent, 2010). Family members always face dilemma when they are required to support the doctors or patients’ decision on terminally extubation or palliative care for dying patients (Lamba and Quest, 2010). Since these factors are many and varied, one may affect the integrity of the other that is equally important resulting to a situation of ethical dilemma/conflict.

Explain the processes associated with face recognition, identification, and classification, using the research you obtained through your literature review.

Explain the processes associated with face recognition, identification, and classification, using the research you obtained through your literature review.
o Explain the roles of concepts and categories in face recognition, identification, and classification.
o Analyze the role of encoding and retrieval processes involved with long-term memory and how this affects face recognition.
o Discuss at least two possible errors that can occur with face recognition,
such as misidentification and self-recognition.

Henry James: The Concept of the Artist in 'Greville Fane’

Henry James’ ‘Greville Fane’ is a story that explores the relationship between the narrator and a popular novelist. Moreover, the story portrays the turbulent and troubled relationship between Greville Fane and her two children, Leolin and Ethel Luard. The story commences with the narrator receiving news regarding Greville’s impending death, and then chronicles the disconcerted relationship between Greville and her children. The popular novelist, Mrs. Stormer, employs the name Greville Fane within her authorship.

Drug and alcohol: high-risk sexual behavior

high-risk sexual behavior is defined as any behavior that increases the probability of negative consequences associated with sexual contact, including AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and unplanned pregnancy. These behaviors are considered in two broad categories: (1) indiscriminate behaviors, including having multiple partners; having risky, casual or unknown partners; and failure to discuss risk topics prior to intercourse and (2) failure to take protective actions, such as use of condoms and birth control. Alcohol effects on the decision to have intercourse is also examined in that the occurrence of intercourse per se can be viewed as the ultimate root cause of sexual risk taking.(COOPER, 2002).

List four different types of rules which regulate behaviour in an employment relationship List five ways in which the parties make and enforce the rules in an employment relationship. Give an example of four hierarchical levels at which the rules in the employment relationship may be formed

List four different types of rules which regulate behaviour in an employment relationship. List five ways in which the parties make and enforce the rules in an employment relationship. Give an example of four hierarchical levels at which the rules in the employment relationship may be formed

“Declining by Degrees.”

Using the concepts of “Coming to Terms,” “Forwarding,” and “Countering” (discussions to follow), write a critical essay that takes a stance on the issues being raised in the movie “Declining by Degrees.”

Case Study: Blue Gum

Promotional products within Australia and overseas. Currently the business is based in Victoria and has additional offices in Sydney, North Queensland and in Ningbo, China. In Australia each store employs a store manager and Approximately ten (10) employees. Senior management of Blue Gum have planned to increase company Profits by 10% in the current financial year. A key focus of the strategy is on controlling costs within the business as a means of achieving their profit targets. Up until just recently, all HR practices were managed at a local Level by each of the individual store managers but staff turnover was a Problem. As part of the company’s strategic plan and focus on controlling costs, Blue Gum wants to better manage its HR operations.
Imagine you are the National Human Resources Manager who has been
employed to assist Blue Gum in achieving this. Your first task has been to
review the current recruitment practices used by the stores. In your review of company documentation and the website policies at:
http://www.bluegum.com.au/cgi-bin/content.pl you have determined that
Blue Gum does not have any Recruitment, Selection or Induction policies in Place. You have also determined that the procedures and supporting Documents vary from store to store
TASK: You need to prepare certain documents for the Blue Gum senior
management team. You need to provide them with:
TASK: You need to prepare certain documents for the Blue Gum senior
Management team. You need to provide them with:
 
1. A recruitment policy (including procedures)
2. A selection policy (including procedures)
3. An induction policy (including procedures)
4. A job application form
5. A written response to the following questions asked by Blue Gum
senior management team:
 
A. How will formal recruitment, selection and induction policies
assist Blue Gum in achieving its strategy of HR consistency
across all the stores?
 
B. Why is it important that senior management and store managers
Support and endorse the new policies? How will you convince
Them if they don’t support them?
 

Select a company that fits with your career goals. Your goal in this assignment is to investigate a publicly-traded or private company using SHSU’s business databases for your research. Your findings will be presented in a business report. In the report, discuss the company’s history, leadership, products or services, industry position and competition, SWOT analysis, and recent news items. End your report by commenting on the financial health of the company and anticipating its future performance, based on your research.

Select a company that fits with your career goals. Your goal in this assignment is to investigate a publicly-traded or private company using SHSU’s business databases for your research. Your findings will be presented in a business report. In the report, discuss the company’s history, leadership, products or services, industry position and competition, SWOT analysis, and recent news items. End your report by commenting on the financial health of the company and anticipating its future performance, based on your research.

As an employee of the World Bank, you have been asked to research 1 economic concern in a South American country and write a report on your findings.

As an employee of the World Bank, you have been asked to research 1 economic concern in a South American country and write a report on your findings.

  • Select a South American country to research.
  • Select one of the following economic concerns to research:

quantities of specific goods and services
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
unemployment
inflation

  • Research data sets for the one economic concern within the South American country that you have chosen.
  • In a 4 page report, answer the following questions:

What are 2–3 relationships between the economic concern you selected and that specific country’s economy?
What trends do you see in the data sets?
Support your assertions of the trends with statistical evidence.
Cite all of your sources correctly and include a reference list, both in APA style

Describe when and why central banks buy either their own currency or the currency of another nation in an effort to control exchange rates.

  • Describe when and why central banks buy either their own currency or the currency of another nation in an effort to control exchange rates.
  • What did the central banks do to stabilize the financial systems in 2007–2009?
  • In an effort to stabilize the financial system how much money, in U.S. dollar equivalent and as a percentage of the country’s GDP, did the European Central Bank, Bank of England, Bank of China, and the Federal Reserve put into the economy in 2008 and 2009?
  • How well did each country’s efforts work at stabilizing the economy?
  • What appears to be the major constraint that the central banks used to determine the limits of the monetary injections into the economy? Did the United States use the same or different criteria?
  • To what extent to do you agree/disagree with the actions of the central banks during this time?

Discuss concept of the artist in 'Greville Fane.' Discuss the image the narrator is trying to create of himself and Greville Fane. How is the story related to what the author says about the function of the author in 'The Art of Fiction.'

Discuss concept of the artist in ‘Greville Fane.’ Discuss the image the narrator is trying to create of himself and Greville Fane. How is the story related to what the author says about the function of the author in ‘The Art of Fiction.’

Economic growth, Scarcity, Resources, production, unemployment, disposable income, capitalism, socialism and opportunity cost.

There is a general agreement that as much as there has been growth in the American economy as per projected figures, there exists a difference between what was planned and the actual growth figures. Statistics show a positive recovery and trend running from 2007 up to 2011. Many would be content but the deficit between forecasted and actual output of the United States economy is a major cause of concern. This reflects long term underutilization of resources and in future, the growing population will not be able to match their needs and available resources thus scarcity. Scarcity is referred to as an economic problem because it is a state where there exists an imbalance between the forces of demand and supply in an economy/market.

Critique of Qualitative Research Article: Value-added care: A paradigm shift in patient care delivery.

Upenieks, Akhavan and Kotlerman (2008) conducted a pilot study whose purpose firstly entailed highlighting the amount of time registered nurses (RNs) were engaged in value-added activities. Secondly, the researchers aimed at evaluating the effect of the number of RNs and UAPs [unlicensed assistive personnel] on “the amount of time spent in value-added care compared to time spent in necessary tasks and waste” (p. 294). The study was occasioned by a challenge of developing interventions to increase the time that nurses spend in value-added activities while reducing the time they spend in non-value-added activities. Since multiple factors such as documentation, administrative aspects, and personal factors compete for nursing time with the value-added activities, it is important to evaluate how RNs spend their time and whether increase in the number of individuals in the care team would enhance the time spent on value-added activities.

What is Philosophy?

What is Philosophy? How did it get started and who was involved? What is philosophy’s role as a field of knowledge? What are the main areas of Philosophy? How does it differ from religion and science? How is Philosophy responsible for the coming into existence of so many different sciences and ways of looking at reality? Lastly, give an example of a non-western culture that at first pursued philosophy as handed down from the Greeks, but then stopped; what were the consequences of dropping philosophy? How did this happen and what didn’t happen in the culture because philosophy was rejected by it?

Ethical dilemma and family conflicts related to terminal Extubation

A patient may require mechanical ventilation if he or she is receiving an end of life care (Keene, 2011). In this case, mechanical ventilation acts as an assistive treatment for such patients. The process of mechanical ventilation uses a machine known a ventilator to provide a patient’s oxygenation as well as ventilator demands. The use of ventilators is common in situations where a patient has undergone surgery, drug overdose or is experiencing an acute illness. In these conditions, a ventilator plays a pivotal role in providing a patient’s ventilation requirements until he or she is able to maintain his or her own ventilation again. However, in some situations, a patient may require a ventilator to survive long-term and would die if there were withdrawal of such a ventilator.

Multiple Regression Analysis: Fan Attendance for Major League Baseball

Individuals with the desire and resources to own a Major League Baseball team have much more to investigate than the simple choice of logo and mascot. Baseball is a business that is primarily reliant on labor and the capability of that labor to generate revenues. A team’s success is determined not by wins and losses, but like any business, its success is determined by the revenue it generates and its potential for future revenues. Fan attendance is the major indicator of a team’s capability to generate revenue because it not only determines gate income but it also is a measuring device for the number of television viewers, the amount of team product sales, and the potential valuation for television packages. Although there are many factors that affect fan attendance such as ticket prices, condition of the stadium, and alternate entertainment options, the primary indicators are market size and team payroll. By understanding the relationship between fan attendance, market size, and team payroll, an individual can predict the potential for financial success for his team. This analysis will examine the hypothesis that both the market size in which the team is located and the total team payroll have a significant positive effect in determining fan attendance.

Regression Analysis of Ethanol Production on Corn Prices in Nebraska

Nationwide, there has been a surplus of corn every year since 1975. It has not been very often that farmers have gotten excited about having high corn prices, but over the last few years, things have changed. Corn futures prices have reached above $3 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade, more than double what the same Board would have seen in 2005. (Wald, 2007)
Much of the increase is due to simple supply and demand. US farmers are expected to grow about 10.7 billion bushels of corn this year, and consumption could reach 11.5 billion bushels. (Hudson, 2007) Demand from ethanol plants has boosted corn consumption, tightened supplies and also raised prices to some of the highest levels in over 10 years. This trend shows no sign of slowing as the ethanol industry is still expanding.

What will you act like when the death Come? “When Death Comes”

The poem “When Death Comes” was written by Mary Oliver. The New York time described her as “far and away, this country’s best-selling poet.” In Roger Housden’s words: “Mary Oliver’s work is full of curiosity; nature in all its forms delights and amazes her, as does the wonder of life itself.” After I read this poem, she is a brave and exquisite lady to me.

The poem “The Mind of Absolute Trust”

the Third Chinese Patriarch of Chán after Bodhidharma and thirtieth Patriarch after Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. He also is best known as the putative author of the famous Chán poem, Xinxin Ming (Inscription on Faith in Mind).
This poem talks about how to find the truth in reality life. It says: “The great way isn’t difficult / for those who are unattached to their preferences” According what Roger Housden wrote in the analyzing article about this poem, he says: “In reality, to be unattached to one’s preferences is both the easiest thing in the world and apparently one of the most difficult.” It’s true that sometimes, what we see is just a reflation of what we think, and the truth is always hidden from us as we hardly see in a unattached way.

The AARP is one of the most influential lobbying groups in the US. Are there specific legislative agendas that you would like them to support in expanding the role of nurses?

You have been asked to address a group of the American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) about the roles that nurses offer to adults over 50. Pick three key roles and write an editorial about the role and the potential impact of the nurse specialist on the health of seniors. Be sure to explain the nursing role so that your lay audience can understand.

Event marketing is a promotional activity designed to attract and involve a brand's target audience in a live, themed affair.

Event marketing is a promotional activity designed to attract and involve a brand’s target audience in a live, themed affair. These are a means of reaching target audiences who do not respond to the usual marketing communication messages. Events are most powerful when they are part of an integrated marketing communication strategy. As well as involving the target audience in a brand-related experience, they provide an opportunity for the company to publicize the brand and foster product sales.
With corporate sponsorship, the company provides financial support for an event or cause in exchange for an affiliation with the sponsored organization’s goodwill and the positive associations they can feature through their other communication tools.
Customer service can have two different meanings in an IMC context. First, it represents the process of managing customers’ interactive experiences with a brand. Customer needs and wants are important determinants of consumer behaviour. Second, customer service is a critical component of an organization’s IMC program because it serves as a powerful brand message. Discuss

Direct marketing is an interactive, personalized database management and marketing process. It integrates a range of IMC tools and media to persuade customers and prospects to purchase a brand.

Direct marketing is an interactive, personalized database management and marketing process. It integrates a range of IMC tools and media to persuade customers and prospects to purchase a brand. It is an MC tool by which the seller directs efforts to a target audience to develop one-to-one relationships to initiate an immediate and measurable response (i.e., a purchase) at any location. Direct marketing starts with the use of customer databases. It consists of researching the external and internal environments, determining target market segmentation, and setting objectives. In IMC, it integrates the verbal and visual message of marketing communication and uses different media to deliver its message. It also incorporates fulfillment, distribution, warehousing, and shipping. Direct marketing is known as direct response as it involves two-way communication between the company and the customer. The company can initiate communication with consumers and customers can initiate communication with the company. Discuss

Public relations (PR) is a management function used to communicate and promote mutual understanding between a company and its publics or stakeholders.

Public relations (PR) is a management function used to communicate and promote mutual understanding between a company and its publics or stakeholders. PR can be designed to promote the organization as a whole, and it may be used to promote a specific product. It is can be used to endorse a cause or position advocated by the organization or to create and/or enhance goodwill in the marketplace. What’s more, PR serves as the official channel of information for the company, keeping the public aware of the organization’s activities. It is responsible for coordinating the relationships with its stakeholders, collecting, and analyzing its stakeholder opinions and attitudes, and planning and administering the company’s information programs. Discuss
Although PR is often not within the control of the marketer, its message must integrate with all the other IMC tools communicating to the target market. This is necessary to protect the integrity of the product, raise brand awareness and trust, influence consumer behaviour, and create a climate for customer acceptance of both the product and the organization. Discuss

Coordinating and integrating all the promotional mix elements, including personal selling, is essential to developing an effective and efficient IMC program. In an IMC program, personal selling must be consistent with the company's objectives and strategies as well as with the organization's marketing communication program.Discuss

Coordinating and integrating all the promotional mix elements, including personal selling, is essential to developing an effective and efficient IMC program. In an IMC program, personal selling must be consistent with the company’s objectives and strategies as well as with the organization’s marketing communication program.Discuss

Recently marketers have taken a more integrated, relationship-building approach called "channel marketing." It is an integrated process using personal selling, trade promotions, and co-marketing programs to build relationships with retailers and other channel members while optimizing the total value of their brands for the ultimate consumer. Discuss

Recently marketers have taken a more integrated, relationship-building approach called “channel marketing.” It is an integrated process using personal selling, trade promotions, and co-marketing programs to build relationships with retailers and other channel members while optimizing the total value of their brands for the ultimate consumer. Discuss

Marketers traditionally viewed advertising as the dominant element in the promotional mix, since the mass media could successfully deliver a message to a mass audience. Over time, the mass market began to change and advertising started to lose some of its dominance in marketing communication. Discuss

Marketers traditionally viewed advertising as the dominant element in the promotional mix, since the mass media could successfully deliver a message to a mass audience. Over time, the mass market began to change and advertising started to lose some of its dominance in marketing communication. Discuss

Creative Massage Strategies – BlackBerry

This research paper has analyzed creative massage strategy in BlackBerry smartphones. Two-target audience – corporate consumers and Generation X – have been identified as core customers segments of the BlackBerry. Due to the declining market on both segments, a creative massage that depicts the BlackBerry uniqueness among the rival brands is essential in attracting customers and maintaining consumers. RIM will promote the BlackBerry brand through campaigns and virtual communities. In position the brand, the features and attributes like security, Near Field Communication (NFC) and active voice search applications will play a vital role in distinguishing the BlackBery from other brands like iPhone and Samsung Galaxy. The use of testimonials and slice of life execution will be used to communicate these massage strategies through endorsers and problem/solution approaches. Based on each targeted audience there will be two Big Ideas – one aimed at corporate users and the other on Generation X. Finally, in making appeals, rational appeals will aim at corporate users; where else, the emotional appeals will target generation X.

Economic Theory of Human Capital: Application in the Information and Communication Revolution

I. Human capital is proving to be an important foundation of sustainable economic prosperity
i. Knowledge is usually privately owned and is acquired though research and development, and incorporated into technology or a given product (Mingaleva & Mirskikh, 2010).
a. Knowledge is increasingly the dominant drive for economic growth in the 21st century (Gabe, 2009).
ii. Competition in the labor market commences with school, not with employment (Loomis & Rodriguez, 2009).
a. Economic development initiatives are greatly dependent on a highly knowledgeable workforce (Gabe, 2009).
II. Coupled with human capital, information technology enhances the positive economic outcomes
i. Information and communication technology in developed countries finds wide employment in individual, business and government use (Kotterman & Boyer-Wright, 2009).
a. One commentator observed that there has been an unprecedented increase in the velocity, volume and interdependence between information and the movement of commodities (Bojanic & Budimir, 2011).
III. Human capital and information-communication technologies are discernable through various synergies
i. Renewed emphasis on education and training in among other disciplines, entrepreneurship, underscores the view that human resource development is fundamental to sustainable economic gains (Kotterman & Boyer-Wright, 2009).
a. Knowledge is a significant contributor in supporting growth and innovation and therefore the in the creation of wealth (Gabe, 2009).
ii. Intellectual capital is knowledge that an enterprise can use to achieve a competitive edge in wealth creation (Adrian, 2008).
iii. Increasingly, the global economy continues shifting towards being one based on human capital and intellect as opposed to physical capital and natural resources (Gabe, 2009).
IV. There are merits that come with synchronizing human capital and information-communication and associated challenges
i. The information and communication revolution has created about new opportunities as well as challenges.
a. One of the challenges brought about by the information and communication revolution is that it has enabled appropriation of intellectual property by individuals, usually for commercial ends (Adrian, 2008).
b. Globalization is complex and therefore challenging to any entrepreneurial efforts (Bojanic & Budimir, 2011).
1. Labor trends have become an important factor vis-à-vis the long-term viability of any business enterprise (Hotchkiss, 2009).
V. Conclusion
i. An important task facing entrepreneurs today is creating value in intellectual capital (Adrian, 2008).
ii. Information and communication technologies continue raising the bar of quality, efficiency and deepening international integration, knowledge and labor economy (Bojanic & Budimir, 2011) .
iii. Intellectual capital makes for significant income if the responsible entity properly harnesses it (Adrian, 2008).


Substance Abuse – Juveniles In Prison

What would be the unique issues or concerns you would face in designing a screening program for this specific setting?
• With the people in this setting, how do you think motivational interviewing might work? Given this organization, what would be the job titles or professions of the people who would be likely to carry out the motivational interviews? In what particular situations might motivational interviewing be likely to occur?
• What screening instruments would be useful for the population being served? How would you arrange to have the screening carried out as part of the day-to-day operations in the setting?
• If you were to carry out assessments with this particular population, what would be the kinds of information that would be most useful to have? Given what you would want to know about this person, would the Addiction Severity Index be helpful or might you need to find an instrument that would be more relevant for this setting?
• What kinds of referral agencies would you need on your list in order to make sure that the referrals would be relevant for the population in this particular setting? What issues might make referrals complicated for this population?
 

Culture and Cultural Media against Gender Balance

There are two broad categories of women representation in the global cultural environment, namely subjective and objective. The subjective cultural representation of women is associated with the Western culture where men and women experience equal freedom, there is gender sensitization in the organization structure and employment, and women are encouraged to pursue formal education and apply for employment positions. On the other hand, the objective type is the characteristic of most third world and extremist nations that have primitive perceptions of women (Geertsema, 2009). In these parts of the world, women are objectified by their men and are oppressive structures, women undergo traditional oppression, and they tolerate violence as their experience. The media has been identified to ignore women, where they are least represented in the news. Studies show that the coverage of women in news focuses negative concerns and presents them in very stereotypical manner. A one-day research by the Global Media Monitoring Project 2005 in 76 countries showed that 21% of the entire news covered women affairs (Geertsema, 2009). The media is also accused in the manner in which it covers women affair since most of them are known for trivialization, victimization, and sexualizing women (Geertsema, 2009). On the other hand, studies show that victimization of both genders in the media is twice more on women compared to men. It is the cultural resistance and the manner in which the media covers news in relation to gender that is working against true realization of gender balance.

National Decision Making Process: Revealing the Facts in Buchanan’s premises on national power vis-à-vis the US interests

In the current world order, articulating to the nature of globalization, democracy, political regimes, and international interdependence is an intricate process that requires clear, lucid, and well-informed disposition. In this essay, I intend to provide initially, a critical analysis of Buchanan’s premises having been a key player in the national decision making process in the United States of America. From the beginning of this paper, I express my disagreement with Buchanan’s premises and present arguments supporting my claims. Afterwards I will assess the most important instruments of national power vis-à-vis the US interests, focusing ardently on national security and diplomacy in an attempt to postulate a strong course of action which will support the specific US national interests while providing an enlightenment to Buchanan’s distorted views.

Considering the domestic and external conditions that Japan and China were facing in the 19th and early 20th century, what accounts for the contrast between the Japanese success in modernization and the failure by Qing China in the same historical period?

Considering the domestic and external conditions that Japan and China were facing in the 19th and early 20th century, what accounts for the contrast between the Japanese success in modernization and the failure by Qing China in the same historical period?

Term Paper: Is the Patriot Act robbing Americans of their Freedom?

The purpose of the paper is to identify an issue or concern regarding terrorism; an issue or concern in the field of homeland security, an issue or concern within counter-terrorism; and/or a current policy or practice which you feel needs improvement in any of the aforementioned areas. Identify the issue, provide enough background so that the reader can understand, and what suggestions you have to improve and/or terminate the policy/program and/or resolve the issue. The issue or concern is a current practice that we partake in which you agree with, however you have some suggestions upon which we could improve.

Identify women's role in any field of study related to MSE

Identify women’s role in any field of study related to MSE (Math, Science, and Engineering) in a selected country during a specific period. Compare the findings of your selected time against the conditions of recent decade. Analyze what factors have been supported or refuted in the progress of women in these areas

Employment Law: Legal Provisions and Issues

Employment law is part of the Employment labor laws, which protect workers and workplace rights, working relationships, and the labor market. Employment law has been differentiated from labor law where the former concerns the relationship between the employer and the workers (employment contract/relationship), whereas the latter deals with relationships between the workers unions and the employers (collective relations law and social security law). Employment laws differ from one employer to another and depend on the type of employment (Djankov & Ramalho, 2009). However, employment law mimics labor law; hence, the employment law is also referred labor law. The applicability of Labor (employment) law is nationally and it regulates the rights and roles of the employer and the employee. The set of laws that constitute the employment law include; The Labor act, Code of obligation, Agreements in the employment contract, Mandatory collective bargain, and specific rights and are categorized into employment contract, collective relations law, and social security law (Global Legal Group, 2011). These set of laws making the employment law are complex in application and interpretation and affect employees and employees differently. This is because some provisions depend on the constitution, legislations, ethics, agreements and collective bargains, and type of relationships. The employment law is full of loopholes and inconsistencies and for workers or employers to apply it effectively they need to be updated regularly, seeking legal advice, and being careful when formulating and implementing policies.

You work for the Computer House (CH), a computer retailer and service provider in your city. You are the training manager within CH. CH employs approximately 250 people in a variety of positions that range from retail and customer service specialists in the store to on-call technical home support to all of the supporting functions of the organization (e.g., accounting, human resources, purchasing, etc.). CH is entertaining the option of providing a formal mentoring program to its employees but first it needs to identify some viable candidates to serve as mentors. As the training manager, it's your job to put this program together.

  1. How do you respond to each of these perspectives?
  2. What is your summary recommendation for developing the mentor program?

The CIA and FBI were both excluded from being part of the new Department of Homeland Security. Was this a good move or a bad move? What is their role in homeland security and keeping our country safe from terrorist attacks? Are they fulfilling it? Why? Why not?

The CIA and FBI were both excluded from being part of the new Department of Homeland Security. Was this a good move or a bad move? What is their role in homeland security and keeping our country safe from terrorist attacks? Are they fulfilling it? Why? Why not?

Case Study: Loretta

Loretta is a twenty-three-year-old African-American woman who is currently living with her mother and her six-year-old son.
Loretta’s son, Henry, was born when she was a senior in high school. Because Loretta’s mother, Regina, was willing to help out with Henry, Loretta was able to attend a community college. She was enrolled in a transfer program and intended to pursue a bachelor’s degree, possibly in education.
Unfortunately, Loretta’s education was interrupted when she got involved in an active social life that took a turn toward drug use. By this time she had broken up with her high school boyfriend and was seeing someone she saw as worldly and exciting. Loretta had not used drugs of any kind when she was in high school. In fact, she had abstained from alcohol as well. During her year at community college, Loretta’s newfound interest in drinking and drug use increased. She and her friends drank heavily on week-ends and had frequent get-togethers where marijuana was the drug of choice. She managed to stay focused enough to make it to her classes until she was introduced to cocaine by her new boyfriend. She became less and less able to participate in her son’s care, less and less likely to attend her classes, less and less involved in church. She dropped out of school to get a job but the job never materialized. Months went by. Finally, her family (her mother, aunts, older sister, and cousins) realized that she might keep drifting forever unless they did something about the situation. They confronted her and insisted that she go into treatment for drug and alcohol abuse.
Loretta did receive substance abuse treatment 1 ½ years ago. Her mother, really Henry’s sole caregiver, took care of Henry so that Loretta could stay in treatment and a transitional facility for six months. After this period in treatment, Loretta was able to get a placement in a training program for long-term unemployed people. She goes to this training program every day and receives a small stipend. She expects to get a job placement once the program is over.
After she finished treatment and got into the training program, Loretta felt that she was ready to care for Henry on her own. Her mother, however, felt differently about it. She didn’t feel that Loretta was ready to take care of Henry. Mother and daughter began having a lot of friction over this issue, with Loretta feeling that her mother was too distrustful and Regina feeling that Loretta was still too irresponsible. Because she has only a small stipend, Loretta doesn’t have enough money to live on her own. She moved back in with her mother. The problems between Loretta and Regina have gotten worse. Loretta knows that her mother is the one Henry listens to. She feels like an extra person who is not even part of the family.
Loretta has gotten bored with her life. She feels that she has nothing but the training program all day every day and then home in the evenings with a mother who doesn’t trust her and a son who doesn’t really know her. She drifted back to her old friends and quickly got involved with alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine again.
Things became so difficult at home that Loretta and Regina sought family counseling at a social service center in their neighborhood. The counseling began with a focus on family relationships, but it soon became clear that Loretta should have a substance abuse assessment as well. The social service center has a substance abuse program, so Loretta has been referred for an assessment.
Although at one point she says she has no alcohol or drug problems, Loretta winds up at the end saying that she is, in fact, moderately troubled by these problems. When asked how important it is to her to have treatment, she says that she can’t have treatment because she would not be able to continue in her job training program and she wouldn’t be able to get her son back. If you were Loretta, what do you think you might do in this situation?

Comprehensive Screening and Assessment: The Case of Harry

Harry said that he had slightly trouble with his alcoholism behavior and believed that treatment might be slightly vital for his case. From this statement, the degree to which Harry considered his situation can be graded as considerably problematic. This is because of the use of the words “slightly” and “moderately.” The doctor’s revelation about the damage on his liver could be the factor pushing him to seek help from the counselor. On the other hand, addiction could be the reason that makes him to use the word slightly. This means that he would not consider his situation as a problem if the liver issue had not arisen and his decision to visit the doctor was made after a long struggle with his wife.

Americans’ Conceptualization of Citizenship before the Civil War and the Influences of Race and Region

A crisis of citizenship appeared to wrack the United States for a long period preceding the Civil War. From the naissance of the United States to a period before the beginning of Civil War, the significance of American citizenship has laid on denial of citizenship to the black race contained by its border. For a period during the 1850’s, there arose debate regarding citizenship and slavery for the blacks and the immigrants, as well as the rights applicable to these groups was intense (Samito 13). Hence, major controversies lay upon what citizenship meant and who compromised the American citizen. Competing impulses with influence from race and region of origin were responsible for heightening the crisis of citizenship. This research paper endeavors at exploring the means in which Americans conceptualized citizenship in the decades prior to the Civil War as well as how these conceptualizations perceived influence from race and region.

Rhetoric Analysis: John Bellamy views on the socioeconomic system of capitalism and the collective degradation of the ecology

The global environmental catastrophe in the current world order has been a subject of much controversy, giving rise to a variety of scholarly, political, and economic debates moving around the guilt of humanity. John Bellamy writes about capitalism and the accumulation of catastrophe, postulating a fundamental link between the socioeconomic system of capitalism and the collective degradation of the ecology, employing a critical perspective into available literature and the unique reality. Indeed, the catastrophe is the underside of the human condition associated with the culpable nature and vulnerability to transform the face of the earth, controlling nature to befit our own mischievous interests. The capitalistic character of exploitation in its angelic nature has led gradually to the accumulation of the cataclysm, a crisis that deserves much illumination into the universal aspect and the implication of this socioeconomic system. In my own accord, capitalism has fabricated more harm than good, with its productive force generating immense consequences, destructive in nature, which should not be assumed. Therefore, an observation into its character is a significant course to pursue in order to find probable regions of its structure, which can be altered to address the posed effects.

Article Review: Obama Unveils Energy Plans

The article, Obama unveils energy plans, by Laura and Keith has some close relationship to business. The plan to begin using natural gas in the United State, has a lot of impacts to the economy of the country. Its effects will be felt in almost every spectrum of American people’s life. If the project becomes successful, it is believed that it will trigger positive economic growth and relief people from high costs of alternative forms of energy that they depend on to run their trucks and cars. Owing to the fact that the natural gas is more abundant, those people with low income will be able to access the gas at cheaper costs due to abundance in its production. This will help in improving their living standards hence, spurring economic growth. Furthermore, the plan will also reduce the cost of accessing energy in US as the natural gas will be cheaper than oil. This will therefore, shift the demand of other kind of energy such as oil and fuel as people will shift to use natural gas which is cheaper. In addition, natural gas is a cleaner form of energy when compared to other forms of energy and therefore, it is environmental friendly form of energy. Based on this fact, the gas will gain approval from different institutions agitating for conservation of environment. Therefore, the fact that natural gas is cheaper, cleaner and abundance, it will usher in competition in the energy markets. Furthermore, the benefits that the natural gas will bring will provide a competitive edge over other energy products leading to low demand in other fuel products as compared to natural gas.

Personality and Emotional Development

Social and emotional development is important as the child grows up. It defines how children relate with others, regard themselves, develop a sense of self-worth and develop the capability to communicate their feelings and emotions. Maurice (2003) notes that social emotional learning imparts particular set of skills which, coupled to academic knowledge, ensure the children grow up into morally upright and responsible individuals. Social emotional learning should, therefore be a basic part of the academic education. The families, communities and schools should strive to create an environment that develops and responds to the social, emotional and developmental needs of children.

Term Paper: For while we should begin from things known, they are known in two senses: known by us, and known without qualification. Presumably, we have to begin from things known by us. This is why anyone who is going to be a competent student in the spheres of what is noble and what is just . . . must be brought up well in his habits. For the first principle is the belief that something is the case, and if this is sufficiently clear, he will not need the reason why as well. Does this claim of Aristotle’s reflect an objectionable complacency about the ethical views of Aristotle’s own time?

Term Paper: For while we should begin from things known, they are known in two senses: known by us, and known without qualification. Presumably, we have to begin from things known by us. This is why anyone who is going to be a competent student in the spheres of what is noble and what is just . . . must
be brought up well in his habits. For the first principle is the belief that something is the case, and if this is sufficiently clear, he will not need the reason why as well. Does this claim of Aristotle’s reflect an objectionable complacency about the ethical views of Aristotle’s own time?

Philosophy of Love and Sex: Rights, freedoms and liberties

Rights, freedoms and liberties enjoyed by individuals have evolved over time. Presently, individuals enjoy a wide range of rights with legislative provisions in many countries supporting and guaranteeing such rights. Despite increased liberties and individual freedoms, the aspect of trading sex for money remains contested with its moral standing being a core point of contention (Sanders 9-15). On the one hand, a liberal point of view would be that since people have a right to determine what they can do with their bodies such as being surrogate mothers, and that they can render sexual services as well if they so wish. Conversely, a perception of sexual relations to be very personal, unique, special and private (Michael 1, 2), implies that at no situations should an individual have to trade or commercialize sex merely for the purposes of making money. Due to the personal nature, special attachment and privacy attached to sex, individuals ought to view it with more reverence and poise thus they should avoid trading it casually for monetary gains. The converse would be contrary to upholding of human dignity were sexual services or surrogacy to be exchanged for monetary profits (Michael 1, 2). In the subsequent discussions, the reasoning behind such a conjuncture is advanced. This paper argues out that individuals should not have a right to sell their sexual services even if they freely choose to.

Barriers to Innovation: Comparing the Barriers in Microsoft and Research in Motion

Innovation is a core determinant of success in modern day business environment. For instance, in a survey by the American Management Association, 90 per cent of respondents considered innovation to be a core aspect determining long-term survival (Jamrog 2006 cited in Fortuin & Omta 2009, p. 839). Whereas creativity involves generating ideas, which could involve such aspects as brainstorming sessions, innovation entails “the sifting, refining and … the implementation of those ideas” (Gurteen 1998, p. 5). Accordingly, although creativity is important in such processes as opportunity identification, innovation is what provides an entity with a tool for competition by bringing the identified ideas into action. Drucker (1985), defining innovation, therefore noted it to be “the specific tool of entrepreneurs” (cited in McAdam, McConvery & Armstrong 2004, p. 206). In an environment where increasing globalisation, decreasing product lifecycles and changing customer preferences are the norm, an organisation’s capacity to innovate becomes a core determinant of success (McAdam, McConvery & Armstrong 2004).

Banking business and the circulation of money

The business relationship between banks and their customers involves depositing, withdrawals, and lending. Deposits are also referred to as bank created money. Therefore, when checking account balance holder deposits cash into his/her account, then it means the customer has sold cash to the bank, which adds the amount of bank reserve, and purchased an additional cash equivalent to the amount sold to the checking account balance. A small portion of the acquired cash (reserve requirement) is usually retained to maintain the increase of the customer’s account balance whereas the re