Prejudice has become a significant social problem in the U.S., particularly since the 2016 election: it seems that America is divided into multiple camps, none of them willing to tolerate the other, each thinking it knows what the other is about and believing that the other is bad for society. Prejudice occurs in the form of racism, sexism, ageism, and other forms, as Forscher, Mitamura, Dix, Cox and Devine (2017) point out. Conservatives and traditionalists feel they are prejudiced against by liberal groups. Liberals feel that conservatives are prejudiced against minorities and immigrants. There is anxiety on all sides and it has become a serious social problem that no one appears willing or able to address to the satisfaction of all, and now multiple people including Bill Maher and Pat Buchanan are fearing that a civil war could break out in America as a result (Blake, 2019; Buchanan, 2017).
Labeling…… [Read More]
Is Cooks bound to the non-compete agreement that she signed with RRG? Is this non-compete agreement a contract?
Non-compete agreements are covenants made in the course of employment or contracts of sale of businesses. The signee in the contract agrees not to compete with the current employer. The key goal of these agreements is to limit the rights of employees who sign the agreement. The employees are restricted from doing any business that competes with the current employer within a specific geographic location and for a particular period.
The signing of the non-compete agreement means accepting the terms. The terms include; not competing with the employer or engaging in any business that is similar to that of the current employer, whether as an employee, independent contractor, owner, part owner, investor, and any other kind of competition stated in the agreement (Clarkson & Miller, 2020). In this case, the non-compete agreement…… [Read More]
American Ideals and the Challenges of the post-WW2 Years
America changed quite a bit after WW2. It changed with respect to gender roles, with respect to racial issues, with respect to the economy, and with respect to politics. Everything was in flux after WW2—but it did not happen all at once. What happened first was the Cold War. Immediately the war ended, Americans returned home from the war and returned to the jobs they had held previously. The women who had been in the workforce now returned home—back to the domestic sphere, which was their traditional role. The Baby Boomer generation was soon being born and life was good. Jobs were being created and credit was easier to come by than in the past. But things were not perfect because the Red Menace reared its head and Joe McCarthy began hunting Communists in the government and in Hollywood. Tensions increased…… [Read More]
Entrepreneurs now come in increasingly diverse forms. For example, lists of modern successful entrepreneurs can include individuals such as Elon Musk, who has created a unique physical product, as well as Mark Zuckerberg, who has created a new form of social media. Both are examples of how entrepreneurs in the present day in particular must harness modern technology to realize their aims. According to Gitman (et al., 2018), entrepreneurs develop new models and ways of doing business. Unlike a small business owner, Jeff Bezos generated a new way to sell goods and services via his creation of Amazon, in a way that previous bookstores and retailers did not, and thus Amazon fits the classical definition of entrepreneurship, using new technology and ideas.
Today’s economy, particularly the fluidity of technology, the relatively low cost of starting an online business, and the ability to crowdfund, all makes it easier than ever to…… [Read More]
Section 1 – Typical Case
Research the characteristics of a typical case associated with the pathogen you have chosen to analyze.
Coronaviruses represent a family of single-stranded, enveloped, positive-strand, Nidovirales RNA viruses. The family encompasses human pathogens and pathogens of several animal species, such as the latest-isolated SARS-CoV (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus) (Weiss & Navas-Martin, 2005). COVID-19 or coronavirus disease 2019 surfaced for the first time towards the end of 2019 and, ever since, has affected over two-hundred nations. In a matter of a mere five months, over 4,890,000 individuals worldwide were diagnosed with the illness. Over 100,000 individuals tested positive for the disease within a single day (Yang, Li, Sun, Zhao, & Tang, 2019).
The first patient to contract the disease was a Chinese man aged 31 years, hailing from Wuhan, hospitalized at the Parisian Bichat-Claude Bernard University Hospital while on holiday in Paris, France, with his wife.…… [Read More]
Characteristics of the Cyber Security Industry and how they impact employment
Technology is quickly becoming one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the world. As countries become more developed, they will rely more heavily on the efficiencies and benefits derived from technology solutions. Many industry experts believe that data will become the next frontier as it relates to technology and future applications. Due to the technological innovations the possibilities and applications for large amounts of data are just beginning. Currently, organizations such IBM and Google are using data to predict future weather trends, create self-driving cars, or even automating renewable energy outputs within the grid. These technological innovations are designed to not only benefit corporate America, but also improve the quality of life for individuals around the world. The technology industry offers participants a lucrative, high-paying career along with the satisfaction of dramatically improving the lives of others…… [Read More]
Article Review: “Innovation Catalyst: Covid-19 has supercharged digital innovation as banks, financial services and many other sectors adopt workarounds that are pushing them more rapidly into a virtual future” by Anita Hawser (June 2020)
As the Covid-19 global pandemic continues to ravage the nations of the world, businesses of all sizes and types are scrambling to identify viable alternatives to their conventional working arrangements. Given the proliferation of innovations in telecommunications in recent years, it is not surprising that one such alternative has been the use of digital workplaces. Although these alternatives are not new, they have become the option of choice for many companies due to the lack of other communications strategies. The purpose of this paper is to provide a critical review of a peer-reviewed article that was published after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic to evaluate its credibility and the effectiveness of the arguments that were…… [Read More]
Both the Trail Smelter and the Chernobyl episodes greatly affected the evolution of international environmental law. The smelter operation at Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company at Trail, British Columbia, had caused damages across the border in Washington State. Arbitration settlement resulted in Canada agreeing to pay the US $350,000 for damages accrued by the fumes from the smelting operation prior to 1932.[footnoteRef:2] With Chernobyl a half century later, the nuclear reactor meltdown and fallout damaged the environment in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia, along with several other European states. Three consequences from these two episodes in shaping the new regime of international law were that: 1) they established harm principles, which 2) shifted to regime responsibility by the end of the century, which resulted in 3) the establishment of climate justice at the Paris Agreement of 2015. Each of these consequences can be seen in concrete ways, particularly when…… [Read More]
Link Between Performance Measures and Reimbursement
Quality performance measures are critical and used for various purposes in the healthcare field including regulation, surveillance, and clinical care improvement (Adirim et al., 2017). The existing quality performance measures in the healthcare sector are classified into three categories i.e. outcome, structure, and process. However, quality performance measures seek to address the areas of quality across the continuum of care. Over the past few years, quality performance measures are increasingly linked to reimbursement given the emergence of the concept of pay for performance. In this regard, performance is linked to reimbursement in terms of enhancing patient satisfaction, best practices, and metric-driven outcomes. Payment for healthcare services is rapidly evolving to reward value through evaluating and paying for quality and spending performance (Ryan & Rodgers, 2018).
There are some challenges and benefits of the relationship between quality performance measures and reimbursement. Some of the benefits…… [Read More]
Article Review of "Jazz Musicians in Europe- 1919 to 1945"
African American jazz musicians have made their strong place in the music world and were greatly revered for their style. The author of the selected article explores these very jazz musicians' influence on world culture and politics from World War 1 until World War 2. The author argues that jazz had been bringing in the cultures of Europe, America, and Germany together while it was the politics that had been segregating them differently.
The author has given the support of evidence from historical times, specifically from the ending of World War 1 till the ending of World War 2, where the significance of jazz and its musicians kept on deteriorating due to their color and racial backgrounds. They were mistaken for being Blacks, and Negros were not welcomed in American societies. Similarly, they were even not hailed by the Germans…… [Read More]
Case Analysis: Jack
In the film Fight Club, Jack is a single white male, mid-30s, insomniac. He is mildly depressed, bored with his day job, and looking for something more fulfilling in his life. His father left the family when he was young and though they maintained some contact it was negligible. Jack has essentially had no substantial father figure in his life and he feels as though he is trying to compensate for some lack of manliness in his character by joining a fight club, where he can duel with other men who feel the same as he does. The fight club seems to take on a life of its own and soon the members have formed a kind of vigilante squad whose aim is to eliminate the emasculating elements of society that keep men from returning to a hunter/gatherer type of existence. It turns out that Jack has…… [Read More]
Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Deconfliction
The global aviation community has experienced significant advancements in the recent past. Following these developments, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have attained a critical mass in this community. Consequently, UAS operations have becomes a critical component and part of today’s global aviation community. According to Fern et al. (2011), UAS is increasingly used in combat zones, which has, in turn, generated mounting pressure and demands on airspace operations. As UAS become more common, their civil and military applications are faced with the need for decreasing levels of human involvement and supervision. This implies that there is an increased need for autonomy of UAS operations. In this regard, deconfliction has emerged as a suitable strategy for promoting the autonomy of UAS. This paper provides an overview of UAS and deconfliction in relation to the growing need for autonomy of UAS operations in civil and military applications.
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The Role of Christianity in Politics and Ethics
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran arrested and imprisoned by the Third Reich and eventually executed for being found guilty of having taken part in an attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Bonhoeffer’s writings have since become influential in the modern world for their focus on the role that Christians can play in politics. Since the separation of church and state that America set the stage for with its own secular foundations, many have been conflicted or confused about the role that Christians should have in modern politics. For hundreds of years, the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church influenced the politics of Christendom and vice versa. With the Protestant Reformation there was a push towards secularism, and the Peace of Westphalia in the 17th century, which was forged without participation from the Pope, showed that states could handle their own affairs.…… [Read More]
Angel of the Battlefield The Story of Clara Barton
Clara Harlowe Barton played an important role in the Civil War. As a self-taught nurse, she had a natural compassion for those in need, and many an injured soldier saw her as a guardian angel during the War (Barton 1980). She was first there in 1861 to nurse the men wounded in the Baltimore Riot, where she tended to the men of the 6th Massachusetts Militia (Pryor 2018). She gave them more than just bandages and aid; she supported them morally and emotionally by reading to them—books, letters, whatever they wanted—and by writing their letters for them to families back at home (American Red Cross 2016).
Her contributions to the war effort were so significant that General Butler made her the “Lady in Charge” in 1864. In other words, she was put in charge of the Army of the James hospitals—all…… [Read More]
I. Subject/Topic: Curriculum area. What will be taught in this lesson?
The lesson to be taught will be finance and investment. This is an ecological topic as individuals within society will be forced to use finance and investment at some point within their life cycle. Credit Cards, Student Loans, Mortgages, Saving Accounts, Checking Accounts, Retirement Accounts, Annuities, and 401k, all have a basis in finance. Those will special needs are often victimized by professional money managers who are looking to generate fees at the expense of their client. This course is designed to equip special needs children with the basis financial aspects that will help their navigate in the future. This is important as money is unemotional. It does not choose who will be rich and who will be poor. It is only individual actions that determine such outcomes. By teaching the basics of finance and investment, the aim is…… [Read More]
Based on the readings, what could Tennessee do to make political and bureaucratic functionaries more accountable?
Public Administration, but virtue of its role in society, must be held accountable for corrupt and unethical actions. Public administration plays both a vital and integral role within the overall political climate of America and as such, must be held to a high standard. Many voters look to public officials as representatives of their communities and expect them to act responsibility while upholding the values of their constituency. Unfortunately, as recent events in Tennessee have shown, political stakeholders often put their own interest ahead of those who they have sworn to help. As a result, more action should be taken to hold political officials who stray from their mandate to be more accountable.
To begin, bureaucratic accountability is defined as the principle of political accountability that is applied to control bureaucratic power. Therefore, the…… [Read More]
The mission of Money Bag Apparel can be best understood in the company’s tag line: “Clothing you like Royalty.” The idea is to make every customer feel like a million dollars when he or she is wearing Money Bag Apparel without the customer having to spend a million dollars.
The vision of the company is to be making others smile while wearing affordable yet good quality clothing. Money Bag Apparel wants to be the premier clothing line for people who understand the need to look one’s finest. At the same time, people need to be able to buy clothing without spending all their money. Designer brands can run customers deep into debt. Money Bag Apparel’s vision is for everyone to feel great, look great, and not have to spend a great amount of money.
The strategy name for this new product launch is “Tell Your Story” and…… [Read More]
Performance Metrics in Clinical Practice
Clinical performance feedback is important in today’s healthcare sector because of the ongoing commitment and efforts to enhance the quality and affordability of patient care. Feedback regarding clinical performance and practice helps in the development of patient care strategies that enhance outcomes and result in increased patient satisfaction. Clinical performance feedback from nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers is essential in improving clinical practice and patient care. As a result of the significance of clinical performance feedback, nurse practitioners are held accountable to and evaluated on various performance metrics in clinical practice. Some of the performance metrics that nurse practitioners are held accountable and assessed on include patient care measures, patient satisfaction, professionalism, medical and clinical knowledge/skills, and practice-based learning and improvement (Holley, 2016).
While these performance metrics are critical in clinical practice, patient satisfaction is of primary importance in improving patient care. Patient satisfaction…… [Read More]
Hurricane Floyd was deemed to be a Category 4 storm with 145 mph winds. It was also seen to be bigger than the hurricane Andrew, which had struck south Florida in 1992. Andrew caused a huge disaster and left 26 dead, 160,000 homeless, and property damage of $25 billion. Floyd was determined to be bigger and potentially more dangerous than Andrew, which caused people to panic. Officials had reported by Sunday night Floyd could become a Category 5 hurricane with winds exceeding 155 mph, which led to the officials deciding to evacuate the residents who were most likely to be affected by the storm. However, hurricane Floyd bypassed the state completely with its 140 mph winds skirting the peninsula off the coastline. Floyd did not make landfall and the evacuation orders issued were not necessary.
The issue hurricane Floyd presented was one to do with communication on who should evacuate.…… [Read More]
Gratitude and Thanksgiving Good Habits for Character Development
Gratitude is a moral emotion of appreciation and thankfulness. It is considered a moral emotion because it promotes a social attitude and behavior that is deemed virtuous and positive both for one’s character and for one’s community (Buck). But why is gratitude deemed important? What value does it bring to the community or what development does it enable in the human character? Gratitude is obviously important enough in American society that the holiday of Thanksgiving was long ago set aside so that Americans could remember to express their gratitude for life’s blessings and to remember how it was that the Pilgrims came to survive their first harsh winter. However, as the modern world turns away from its traditions and embraces a new, more politically correct philosophy of life, can one say that gratitude still plays a part in one’s life or…… [Read More]
A child abuse essay outline should focus on identifying the main purpose of the essay in the outline’s introduction. The main purpose can best be stated at the end of the introduction, which is where you will typically find an essay’s thesis statement. Once you have plugged that in to your essay outline template, you can walk backwards by indicating the main points that support your thesis. Then plug in a “hook”—a neat little fact or anecdote that will get the reader’s attention.
Each successive section of the outline will build off your thesis statement and reinforce it with supporting details. Three or more paragraphs of supporting evidence should suffice to bear out the merits of your thesis. See our template and example outline below for more ideas!
Child Abuse Essay Outline Template
a. Pose a problem to the reader that is particularly evocative relating to child…… [Read More]
Al-Shabab is an FTO designated on March 18, 2008. The name Al-Shabab translates into “The Youth” in Arabic. Its goal is to overthrow the Somali government and implement Shariah law. For that reason it is viewed as similar to ISIS (Center for International Security and Cooperation, 2019). It is a breakaway terrorist group from the Islamic Courts Union, from which it separated in 2006. It is an ally of Al-Qaeda and its battle with the Somali government is considered a mission of jihad. As it is considered a holy war by the group, it has conducted its activities in Kenya and likely would extend them even further if it had the resources to do so. The group originated in the Islamic Courts Union, as the military arm of the courts, led by Aden Hashi Ayro in 1997. Under Ayro, al-Shabab engaged in lethal exercises that were not authorized by…… [Read More]
The two works were likely completed after the Black Death, as they were both Florentine artists influenced by Giotto, who died at the end of the 14th century. The two works echo Giotto’s style in that there is a distinct rupture between the lifelike representations and the Byzantine style that had preceded them. Byzantine art tended to be more symbolic and less concerned with realism. Here, in each of these Florentine works, one sees a good degree of humanistic representation, which Giotto helped to usher in and that would come to roaring to the fore during the Renaissance.
Each of these works are religious in nature: the one is a triptych—three paneled painting featuring elements of the Gospel—such as the Incarnation and the death and crucifixion of Christ; the other one is Christ the King, flanked by angels. Both of these works would likely have been located in…… [Read More]
Children's Literature Research
The Changing Representation of Female Characters and Feminist Heroines in Children's Literature from Baum to Montgomery
Once children can read, they are cast into the literature world – characters, themes, settings, and plots. Children's literature brings concepts like friendship, nature, education, discovery, religion, and the structure and operation of society so that the child feels connected to the material. Some have argued that children's literature only comes to existence when it can portray child or child-like characters or appeal to the child's point of view (Grenby, 2007, p.277). children's literature has a long, global history that originates in the traditional and folk oral tales. In Britain, children's books can be traced back to the eighteenth century, with such classics as John Newbery's A Little Pretty Pocket-Book (1744). In the nineteenth century, children's books formed a distinguishable genre within the literary world. Expansion of children's literature to…… [Read More]
Applying Positive Psychology Principles in the Workplace
At its most basic level, the field of positive psychology seeks to better understand what is right about people rather than what is wrong, and there has been a growing body of scholarship devoted to its main tenets during the quarter century since its introduction. The research to date confirms that the practice of positive psychology can produce a number of important and valuable outcomes, including improved mental and physical health and well-being. The purpose of this paper is to provide a recapitulation of the major principles and concepts learned during the completion of the Positive Psychology course followed by an explanation about their respective importance. Further, a description concerning what changes this author expects to make in the future is followed by a discussion of the evidence in support of the key tenets of positive psychology. Finally, a summary of the…… [Read More]