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laboratory-based practical work undertaken in this module was in relation to a case study of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, SLE. SLE is a connective tissue disorder, which is autoimmune in nature. This disease affects multiple organs and its clinical manifestation is based on its severity and the organ involved. The pathogenesis of this disease is based on antigen-antibody complexes that circulate in the blood and deposit in the smaller blood vessels of organs. Through the deposition of these complexes and also through auto antibody mediated destruction, there is damage to the organ. (Boon et al., 2010)
The prevalence of SLE is influenced by certain factors, such as, gender, race and genetic predisposition. Like most autoimmune diseases, SLE is also a disease that primarily affects women. Sex hormones seem to play a positive role in this inclination, since most cases develop near menarche or before menopause. Patients, who develop this disease during…
Burkardt, H. (2000). standardization and quality control of pcr analyse. Clin Chem Lab Me, 38(2), 87-91. Retrieved from http://www.gene-quantification.de/burkardt-2000.pdf
Chung SA, Taylor KE, Graham RR, Nititham J, Lee AT, et al. 2011 Differential Genetic Associations for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Based on Anti-dsDNA Autoantibody Production. PLoS Genet 7(3): e1001323. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1001323 (genes of HLA DR2,3)
Definition of pcr. (2004, Feburary, 2). Retrieved from http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=4807
Glen B, B., Susan, D., Abel, L., & Andrew, H. (2007). Handbook of neurochemistry and molecular biology. (3rd ed., Vol. 6, pp. 215-216). New York: Springer
immigrant women in Canada
Several eminent authors have composed various masterpieces or performed intensive research on the bittersweet experiences as well as the treatment of immigrant women in Canada. In the following passages of our analytical research paper, we will discuss in detail a particular group, that is the Chinese and the Hong Kong women settled in Canada. Firstly this paper provides an account of the progress of the immigration policies in Canada since its origin until today and its effects on the entryway of Chinese immigrant women in Canada. The paper then presents the effect of standardized policies regarding race and sex on Chinese immigrant women. Last but not the least, this research report and analytical essay looks into the institutional processes including employment and unemployment as well as the organizational processes including the relationships between family members, child care, household chores and social life which affected the lives…
Man G.Racism, sexism, and experience of Chinese Immigrant. Available at http://geog.queensu.ca/era21/papers/man.htm (March 10, 2003)
Man G. The experience of Middle-class Women in Recent Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada. Available at: http://www.voices2e.nelson.com (March 10, 2003)
Man G. Globalization and the Erosion of the welfare state: Effects on Chinese
Immigrant Women. Available at http://www.yorku.ca/cwscf/issues/Globalization.html (March 10, 2003)
Individual and Analytical Psychological Theory
The field of Psychology offers a vast network of concepts, principles, and theories to explain and describe the mental and behavioral characteristics of an individual or group. It is a science that explores biological, cognitive, social, and various other aspects of the human mind and human interaction to explain mental processes. Two theories that aim to describe the relationship between individuals and behavioral motivation are the Individual Psychology theory and the Analytical Psychology theory. The theory of individual psychology was presented by Alfred Adler, and describes an individual's need to experience oneness with all of human kind by the notion of social interest (Feist, 2005). The theory of analytical psychology is a product of Carl Jung, and outlines a method of psychology for an individual to attain a concept of Self by connecting a client with their unconscious (NYAAP, 2011). During their time, each theory…
Feist, G. (2005). Adler: individual psychology. In Feist G (Ed.), Theories in Personality (pp. 64-
96). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
New York Association for Analytical Psychology (NYAAP). (2011). About jungian analysis:
frequently asked questions. Retrieved from http://www.nyaap.org/about-jungian-analysis .
macro analytical approaches of Marx and Durkheim regarding democratic republics, freedom, & equality
This paper looks at the question on how the macro analytical approaches that were discussed by Marx and Durkheim are applied to the attitudes of freedom and democratic republics and how it affects the equality of society. Bibliography cites four sources
How might the macro-analytical theories advanced by Marx and Durkheim help us understand the causes and consequences of the tension between freedom and equality in a democratic republic?
Freedom does not exist in world that is run by the minority dictators, many will argue that even in the western world there is freedom however there are rules to follow a man is only as free as the rules of his country allows however there can be seen to be an underlying reason why the rules of nations and man coexist to prevent overall freedom to what…
Coser, L Masters of Sociological Thought Thomson Learning (1977)
Huntington S (1993, Summer), Clash of Civilisations, Foreign Affairs, v72, n3, p22(28)
Kashatus William C.. 'Revolution with Pen & Ink. (the influence of Thomas Paine's Common Sense)' (2000 Feb); American History, v34 i6 p53
suitable analytical frameworks, conduct a corporate appraisal a business organisation choice. The appraisal cover business environment organisation's strategic capabilities.
Porter's Five Forces
Strategic strengths and strategic challenges
Orange PLC is one of the leading companies in the telecommunications industry. The organization retails mobile telephones, but its main activity is that of providing telecommunications services, including primarily mobile telephone communication services, but also internet services. The company operates in a highly dynamic and competitive environment and it manages to further consolidate its competitive position. In this setting then, the current report strives to assess the features which characterize the company, the industry and the market and to propose some specific recommendation for the following period.
Orange Plc. was founded in 1990 through the merger of several organizations and the brand is now used to reflect the mobile and internet services offered by…
Baily, M.N., Elliott, D.J., 2009, The U.S. financial and economic crisis: where does it stand and where do we go from here? Brookings, http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Files/rc/papers/2009/0615_economic_crisis_baily_elliott/0615_economic_crisis_baily_elliott.pdf last accessed on November 9, 2011
Chrisafis, A., 2009, France: stress and worker suicide mean the future's not bright at Orange, The Guardian, http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/18/france-telecom-suicides-orange-bullying last accessed on November 9, 2011
Cox, N., 2006, Technology and legal systems, Ashgate Publishing Ltd., ISBN 0754645444
Goodman, J.W., 2006, Telecommunications policy-making in the European Union, Edward Elgar Publishing, ISBN 1843768062
A spokesperson for Miu worked the room, introducing herself to the customers. Afterwards, she talked a little bit about the company's arrival in Dubai. "e felt that our coming to Dubai was long overdue," she noted, "but we wanted to have a strategy for entering the Middle East market overall. e see a lot of growth potential in this part of the world -- one-third of the customers at our Kuala Lumpur store are Arabs -- so we took the time necessary to make this market entry right. e had to be in Dubai Mall, but we are also excited about our other plans in the region." She detailed plans to expand into other regional hubs -- Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Kuwait, and raised the possibility of another store in Dubai. "The market is growing so quickly here. The ladies have great taste. hen you see them in a social…
Basit, a. (2012). Luxury brands look to UAE to drive business growth. Khaleej Times. Retrieved November 16, 2012 from http://www.khaleejtimes.ae/kt-article-display-1.asp?section=business&xfile=data/business/2012/march/business_march72.xml
Bergin, O. (2011). Burberry named most digitally competent luxury brand. The Telegraph. Retrieved November 16, 2012 from http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/article/TMG8822760/Burberry-named-most-digitally-competent-luxury-brand.html
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Kats, R. (2011). Sephora boosts e-commerce strategy via integrated digital beauty experience. Mobile Commerce Daily. Retrieved November 16, 2012 from http://www.mobilecommercedaily.com/sephora-boosts-mcommerce-strategy-via-integrated-digital-beauty-experience
This historical influence does have a positive influence on the argument due to the placement and context of the current state of political appointments. For example, discussion of the development of extensive political appointment structures during the New Deal, and the growth of the program through the intervening years, presents a historical context and background as well as a pattern of cause and effect that can be examined in detail. The discussion also focuses on recent events including the Clinton administration's use of political appointment and of course the Hurricane Katrina disaster. The use of copious examples does provide strong support for Lewis's argument, although given the empirical claim that he has laid, it is difficult to fully accept these examples as a consistent factor in the book's effectiveness. However, despite's Lewis substantive empirical analysis, and detailed statistical analysis of outcomes or model building, some of these strengths are not…
At the same time however, he fails to take any other factor into account in order to address the issue of limited performance in terms of public administration. He also fails to take into account any issues that do not fit into the predefined mould, such as effective political appointee management, variations based on organizational size or culture, or other elements that may change the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization that are not related to leadership. Overall, the book offers both answers to important questions and potential sources for new questions related to the federal administrative segment and its relation to the political sphere of appointments. However, it does not provide a specific answer to the question of whether there is a direct relationship of the number of political appointees and the effectiveness of the organization. Thus, although the book is a positive piece of wiring in many respects, it fails in one of its basic tasks.
Lewis, David E. The Politics of Presidential Appointments: Political Control and Bureaucratic Performance. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008.
Metabolomics- Water Treatment- Analytical Chemistry
Metabolic Profiling of Waste-Water Steroids & Their Disinfection Byproducts in Embryonic Zebrafish via GC-QToF Spectrometry
Steroids are a broad class of chemical compounds known to have significant metabolic effects on humans and other organisms. Their use in pharmaceutical, agricultural, and industrial applications, is, however, likely to result in contamination of surface water. Subsequent waste-water processing is intended to safely degrade steroids and other xenobiotics; yet presently employed water refinement methodology may be insufficient to wholly remove such compounds. Even extremely minuscule levels of steroidal compounds, on the order of ppm or lower concentrations, are potentially likely to have deleterious metabolic effects. As well, the treatment process itself may yield additional degradation products each with their own negative metabolic impact.
The proposed project will analyze and evaluate waste-water influent and effluent streams to determine the removal efficiency for known steroids. As well, waste-water supplies will be…
Knoke is on slightly surer ground as he predicts the contraction and demise of influence of multinational central banks and other depository institutions, as the orld Bank has retracted in its influence. However, when he predicts the end of gigantic corporations because of regionalization, he neglects to consider the formidable force and potential of the Internet. Of course, corporations may become smaller within the next ten years as the world grows more multipolar in its political structure. But multinational corporate entities today are actually easier to form through ecommerce, than they ever were before. The role of technology is given short shrift in the text as it relates to commerce, oddly enough, given the author's 'day job,' although he does curiously predict that the developing Global Village's children will become a database, thanks to the Internet, as more and more private information about the world's citizens becomes available online. Still,…
Knoke, William. Bold New World. New York, 1996.
Future Applications of Forensic DNA Analytical Methods
Following the description of the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) by Nobel Prize laureates Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953, a vast array of applications have emerged based on this structure. Indeed, scientists are identifying innovative ways to treat a host of human ailments based on this discovery, and future research will undoubtedly continue to identify additional applications for this information. Other researchers have also found ways to use DNA for forensic applications. To determine what these applications are and how they are being used, this paper provides a review of the relevant literature to identify current applications and limitations of DNA-based methods using in forensic analysis. An examination of the current forensic literature with respect to DNA-based methods, including an overview of how DNA is being used, a discussion concerning the possible limitations to the use of these methods for forensic…
Caines, V. & Gabriele, E.F. (2004) "Two Roads Converge: the Challenge of Human Subject
Protections in the Forensic DNA Research Context." Journal of Research Administration, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 32-34.
Donohue, J. (2007) "Untapped Potential: Funds Shortages Prevent Extensive Use of Forensic
DNA." The Forensic Examiner, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 12-14.
E-Marketing Strategies at Apple
Orchestrating rapid new product development cycles that in many cases deliver products and services that create new markets, while at the same ensuring the continual strengthening and fidelity of a global brand is a daunting strategic challenge. Incorporating the most effective approaches to Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) strategies today across a spectrum of established and emerging e-marketing channels must be managed with goals in mind first, and guided to fruition using analytics and metrics (Strategic Direction, 2011). These strategic challenges are what Apple faces daily in orchestrating its broad product mix, keeping its new product development and introduction (NPDI) process, IMC, e-marketing, selling, highly profitable retailing and services business units tightly integrated and functioning well together (Cusumano, 2008). Of the several catalysts that keep Apple functioning so effectively as an ecosystem, the tightly synchronized nature of its IMC strategies are by far the ones that scale…
Apple, Investor Relations (2015). Investor Relations. Retrieved July 7, 2015, from Apple Investor Relations and Filings with the SEC Web site: http://www.apple.com/investor/
"The TV game: how will Apple, Netflix, Hulu and Time Warner play?," 2011, Strategic Direction, vol. 27, no. 8, pp. 5-7.
"BlackBerry still a favorite tasty treat," 2009, Strategic Direction, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 5-7.
"In from the cold," 2008, Strategic Direction, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 13-16.
Transformation of American Law
It is sometimes the movement of the smallest pebble in the field of law that begins the largest avalanche for change. In his book, Transformation of American Law, Horwitz reveals to the reader that change that is needed finds a way to make itself known and can do so through the smallest of legal actions.
The period of the late 1700's and early 1800's was a period that saw many changes in the landscape of the American institutional environment. It was a period that followed the pioneering and settling of the "New World" and a period in which the courts and institutions were attempting to build a solid structure of law in the land. It was the formative years so to speak, a time of trial and error.
The change took place within the economic, political, as well as intellectual arena and even dramatically transformed religion.…
Gun Violence in Australia & its impact on federalism & coordinated gun control policy.
Gun violence yielding en masse public murders in Australia have provoked the question of whether laws governing guns are too lenient or perhaps have enabled the dangers arising from unregistered firearms. The role of federalism has begged the question of whether more jurisdictional authority is needed by one of the provincial levels of Australian government. First however, what exactly is meant by federalism?
According to Nathan (1988) the definition for modern federalism is differentiable due to the existence of "both central and regional governments, a written constitution, and a republican form on a basis is subject to two governments." (Nathan, 1988) Federalism is conditionally described as a segmented system necessary to facilitate funding to localities to better accommodate a diverse society. (Nathan, 1988) This also fits ostensibly with the definition of fiscal federalism, which denotes the…
Brown, A.J. 2007, "Reshaping Australia's Federation: the Choices for Regional Australia," Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 235-253.
Dollery B., Fletcher M., Rao P. 1998, "Funding local government in Australia: The evolution of untied Commonwealth financial assistance" Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management 481-498
FED:Gillard awaits NSW election verdict 2011,, Australian Associated Press Pty Limited.
Fed: Port arthur anniversary sparks gun debate (2006). Australian Associated Press Pty Limited. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/448282446?accountid=13044
Medea vs. King Lear: Domestic royal tragedies
The tragedy of Medea by Euripides and the Tragedy of King Lear by Shakespeare are tales of great kingdoms gone awry yet they are also domestic tragedies. The undoing of Jason's and King Lear's kingdoms are not based in an onslaught of a foreign power but in the kings' irresponsible actions as husbands and fathers. Both plays underline the significance of domestic tragedy in the undoing of a leader. They draw a direct line between the government of the family and the government of the body politic.
Jason and Lear, although they may have been good kings, are shown to make profound misjudgments in terms of the ways in which they evaluate the character of others when they are fulfilling their domestic roles. Jason marries a non-Greek woman, Medea, which was considered to be a profound violation of accepted custom. He grows tired…
Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner is set in war-torn Afghanistan. Hosseini offers insight into Afghan culture and history, while helping the main characters develop their unique responses to life's pain and hardship. In The Kite Runner, the protagonist Amir responds to injustice at first with fear but later, with courage. The novel shows how feelings of guilt, love, and personal responsibility can alter an individual's response to injustice such as prejudice and cruelty. Amir of The Kite Runner responds to injustice by retaining a gentle and loving heart.
Class becomes a major theme of social injustice in The Kite Runner, allowing the main character to assert his identity and values. In the Kite Runner, Amir and Hassan develop a strong friendship throughout their childhood. For them, social class does not matter. As Hassan tells his friend, "For you, a thousand times over," (Hosseini 2). Amir later repeats this…
Bone Density Studies
This reports presents research findings on the subject of bone density studies. A physician office wants to install bone density equipment but is not certain about types of machines to purchase and their price. This report therefore focuses on the available products and expert opinions in connection with that equipment. Cost of the bone density procedures and machines have also been briefly mentioned so that a physician would be able to estimate the possible costs involved and expected increase in revenues.
This research has been conducted to find out what products are available in the market for bone density measurement. For the purpose of carrying out done density study, several key issues are to be carefully analyzed. Therefore in this research, we have focused on the available products, costs and insurance reimbursement. It has been found that there are not many physician-offices in…
Hebert, Emily, Mobile bone scanner takes testing to patients. (Rheumatology Associates P.C. And Osteoporosis Center), Vol. 18, Indianapolis Business Journal, 01-26-1998, pp 17(2)
Godbey, Susan Flagg; George, Stephen C., Bone bargain: an affordable brittle-bone test?. Vol. 49, Prevention, 04-01-1997, pp 40(2)
Susan Brink, A high-tech debate over women's bones., U.S. News & World Report, 09-30-1996, pp. 70-71
Rhetoric of Critical Thought
Daniel Kahneman, who wrote "Thinking, Fast and Slow," has spent many years dissecting the way people think, and how they arrive at thoughts. He is a psychologist who for many years worked with a fellow psychologist named Amos Tversky who passed away before the two could publish much of their findings and win the Nobel Prize. However, his greatest work, and Nobel Prize, were not for psychology (for which there is no Nobel), was for economics. Kahneman developed a method for determining how people would gamble if the end choice was a known. He is a prolific author and thinker who was primarily interested in error.
In his book, he details how he and his colleague Tversky came across errors in judgment that are fundamental to much of research, and much of how people anecdotally see each other. The observances he made took place over a…
Kahneman, Daniel. Thinking, Fast and Slow. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2011. Print.
graduate studies in the USA, and have been here for 8 years. It was difficult for me to interact with the American people because it was a polarized interaction. When I first landed on American soil, I was hosted by an American family. There was a 10-year-old daughter in the family that hosted me. The distinction of our culture from theirs and the general approach and beliefs became apparent when I witnessed the girl's mother give her cold orange juice; though the girl had contracted flu. The Chinese believe that people who feel unwell should avoid cold drinks, believing that it aggravates the affliction. I had internalised the precaution from both family and friends back home. Indeed, people in China would disapprove serving cold juice/water to a sick person; particularly when it is flu. Concerned, I thought that I should speak out about the issue, I suggested that the girl…
Moose Study. March 25, 2016. Cultural Autobiography. Accessed September 5, 2016.
Wang, Chia-Chih DC, and Brent Mallinckrodt. (2006) Acculturation, attachment, and psychosocial adjustment of Chinese/Taiwanese international students. Journal of Counselling Psychology 53(4) p. 422.
Wenli, Yuan. (2011): Academic and cultural experiences of Chinese students at an American university: A qualitative study. Intercultural Communication Studies 20(1) p.141-157.
Specifically, Heuer advocated the use of tools that help the thinker to "...clearly delineate their assumptions and chains of inference," and to "specify the degree and source of the uncertainty involved in the conclusions." Thus, Heuer advocated the use of analytic debate, devil's advocate arguments, brainstorming, competition between analyses, peer review and outside "points-of-view." Edward de ono, on the other hand, specifically emphasized the value of creativity in the development of a "new way" of thinking of problems from non-logical angles -- in effect, using the creative mind to compensate for its areas of deficiency in the logical or perceptional realm.
Unfortunately, however, there are some forms of mental "problems" or analytical fallacies that are famously resistant to even the best "tools" or creative thinking -- "learned" or no. Further, because both men consider the real issue at hand to be the problem presented by the "lenses" through which the…
Davis, Jack. 1999. The Psychology of Intelligence Analysis [online]. Available at http://www.odci.gov/search-NS-search-page=resultsPsychology of Intelligence Analysis de Bono, Edward. 2004. Lateral Thinking Workshop [online]. Available at http://www.edwdebono.com/debono/worklt.htm
Davis, Jack. 1999.
Edward de Bono Web site. "Lateral Thinking Workshop." 2004.
Davis, Jack. 1999.
Analytical tools and techniques used in approximating dam breakages are usually evaluted and comparison made in orders to ascertain there effectiveness. During dam construction, it is necessary to evaluate the potentiality of dam failure modes, breach the necessary paramenters related to failuere modes, and define routing and the map of the consequent discharge hydrograph. This paper outlines how mapping of propable inudation emanating form the dam failures needs numerous elements i.e. likely dam failures, break parameters, hydrologic scenario that are connected to failure models, including routing and mapping of the consequent discharge hydrograph. The unsteadily flowing routing models i.e HEC-AS are oftenly applied in computation and rfelction of the dam's downstream consequences emaneting from dam failures. Approximation of the break elements i.e. time of development and width is carried out externally to the model in use.
In the recent past most agencies are enganging themselves…
Resources Program, July1992, http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wr/dams/Images/pdfs/technote_1.pdf
thinking is multi-faceted. As president and founder of Compass, a real estate company in Italy, my approach needed to be multi-demensional in nature. For one, Italy has high debt burdens which are often financed through governments and large corporations. Starting a real estate company therefore was challenging as I had to analyze the potential market in a manner that was unconventional. In many areas, particularly in the United States, commercial real estate is often driven by consumer demand. In Italy however, the exact opposite it true. Through my analytical ability, I was able to successfully navigate through nearly 5 years of recession like macroeconomic cycles. In addition, I was able to deliver profits that exceed nearly 60% of my peers in the industry.
Prior to my experience in Italian real estate, I accepted a role as a consultant at AB Studio Inc. This position, much like the real estate position…
1) Production Information: a code of procedure for the construction industry Construction Production Information Committee, 2003 BS 7000-4:1996 Design Management Systems
Predators has led to Decrease in Road-Side ombings in Afghanistan
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) started firing drones missiles in Afghanistan in order to reduce civilian casualties and reduce roadside bombings. These missiles known as Predators incorporate accuracy, wide efficient surveillance and precision target meant to reduce roadside bombings. To minimize civilian casualties, the Predator targets mobile insurgents as opposed to focusing on residential areas. The use of Predator has minimized roadside bombings and civilian as a result of increased surveillance.
Roadside bombing casualties represent a reduction from a 10% casualty level in 2009, 7% in 2011 to almost 3% in 2012. In line with this, rook (2012 ), adds that improvised explosive devices were a major cause of troop deaths untill the introduction of the Predator.
The most important feature of the predator is the detection of all types of improvised explosive devices. Data indicate that from January through…
Abbot, S. Study: Militants, not Civilians, are Primary Victims of Drone Attacks. Associated Press, 2012.
Brook, Tom Vanden. "Drones detection cutting into IEDs in Afghanistan."
www.theleafchronicle.com. July 16, 2012 . (accessed July 22, 2012).
Drew, C. "Drones Are Playing a Growing Role in Afghanistan ." The New York Times, February
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According to Muntenu (2004) "It is almost impossible for a security analyst with only technical background to quantify security risk for intangible assets. He can perform a quantitative or qualitative evaluation using dedicated software to improve the security of the information systems, but not a complete risk assessment for the whole information system. Qualitative assessment based on questionnaires use in fact statistical quantitative methods to obtain results. Statistical estimation represents the basis for quantitative models." Muntenu states conclusion that in each of these approaches the "moral hazard of the analyst has influence on the results because human nature is subjective. He must use a sliding window approach according to business and information systems features, balancing from qualitative to quantitative assessment." (2004) qualitative study of information systems security is reported in a study conducted in U.S. academic institutions in the work of Steffani a. urd, Principal Investigator for…
Burd, Steffani a. (2006) Impact of Information Security in Academic Institutions on Public Safety and Security: Assessing the Impact and Developing Solutions for Policy and Practice. Final Report." NCJ 215953, United States Department of Justice. National Institute of Justice, Oct 2006.
Muntenu, Adrian (2004) Managing Information in the Digital Economy: Issues & Solutions Information Security Risk Assessment: The Qualitative vs. Quantitative Dilemma
Full text PDF: http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/215953.pdfMunteanu , Adrian (2004) the Information Security Risk Assessment: The Qualitative vs. Quantitative Dilemma. Managing Information in the Digital Economy: Issues & Solutions.
glimpse your reader sees of your report. The information contained should be straightforward and contain the title of your report, your name, the date, and anything else that is essential.
For longer reports, a Table of Contents should be included with a clear, organized breakdown of the sections included along with headings, subheadings, and the corresponding page numbers. Generally, a "long" report refers to one that contains ten pages or more, or a report that contains a number of sections that would be better understood with an outline. If illustrations, graphs, charts, photos are included in the report, these should appear in the Table of Contents as well.
An Executive Summary should be included in longer reports. This should be about 100 words in length and appear on a page of its own. The content should include a brief summary of what is to be covered in the report.
Works Cited page should be included. This page should list in alphabetical order the names of all authors whose works have been used in compiling the report. If authors' names are not available, the works may be listed by title. All essential information about the source, such as date and place of publication and URL if applicable, should also be included in this section.
Final Step: Proofreading
All sections of the paper should be proofread carefully before submission. Using a grammar review program such as Spell-Check is one way of catching errors. However, not all mistakes can be detected by using such software, so a final review is essential to avoid unnecessary and embarrassing errors and typos. Superficial mistakes indicate a lack of attention to detail. They also distract the reader from the content of the report. Finally, they undermine the writer's credibility. Therefore, taking this final step to ensure a well-written, error free report is well worth the effort.
Evolution of ERP
All technical inventions are created and applied in an attempt to solve a real-world problem. The evolution of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) demonstrates this fact. Due to ERP's success in effectively integrating isolated multiple information systems and its ability to improve operations efficiencies, ERP has recently become very popular within the business community.
SAP, one of the largest ERP providers, states on its website that a key feature of its ERP product, mySAP, is "completely integrated business processes to handle the full scope of financial, human resource, corporate service and operations management." In addition, the website states, "mySAP ERP extends the ERP environment system into a truly collaborative environment, accessible to the organization as well as customers, partners, and suppliers (SAP, 2003)."
The evolution of ERP solutions has a long history. This paper presents a discussion of the evolution of ERP, which has existed in…
Pacific Institute of Management. (2002). ERP: A Tool to Gain Competitive Advantage. Pacific Institute of Management.
Garg, VK. (2001). ERP -- A Curtain Raiser. India Infoline Ltd.
SAP Website. (2003). Accessed at www.sap.com.
Mining Enterprise Solutions. (April, 2000). What is Enterprise Resource Planning? Mining Enterprise Solutions.
The intersections between gender, sexuality, identity, and lifestyle converged at an expected moment. I was as prepared as anyone else. Andrew is my brother, and I know him well. It was his friend Darren's 21st birthday. Darren is adorable: he's six feet tall, with plump lips naturally blushed the color of Fuji apples. His skin is milky white, and his eyes are shimmering sateen blue. I haven't got a crush on Darren; I would, but Darren is gay. He's been out of the closet since he was fifteen years old. My brother has known Darren since the two played together in our little apartment complex playground. Almost two decades later, the two friends are doing shots together in a gay nightclub. My brother is straight. Really, he is. But on Darren's birthday, something happened to place my brother Andrew temporarily in an interstitial realm. My brother, not being the…
real life situation, there is need for both the creative analytical thinking, indeed the two more often than not work together in adding value to each other when making decisions or giving solutions to a situation.
Creative thinking relates to crating things and forming ideas which hitherto were non-existent. It shows up in the imaginative capability of the individual as he thinks outside the normal realm that all others would think in and brings out a solution or observation that would otherwise remain concealed from the rest.
Analytical thinking on the other hand concerns the attention to the little details and narrowing down on every little aspect that there is. It is ore systematic and well arranged to details every single concept pre-arranged and thought out before being scheduled for or put where it is finally put, nalytical thinking is quite systematic.
The modern workplace requires people, who can make…
Ban Jar, S., (2010). Practucum. Retrieved March 30, 2011 from http://www.scribd.com/doc/35258034/Critical-Thinking-By-Dr.-Shadia-Yousef-Banjar
Perner, L.,(2011). Consumer Behavior: the Psychology of Marketing. Retrieved March 30, 2011
Problem Solving, (2011). Creative Thinking. Retrieved March 30, 2011 from http://www.engin.umich.edu/~cre/probsolv/strategy/thinkers.htm
Ileana Final Portfolio
This portfolio documents performance of key class and personal objectives for HU280-01: Bioethics 1103C, specifically analytical skill building, knowledge acquisition and practical application. The samples demonstrate achievement by presenting excerpts from submitted assignments, Discussion and Seminar interactions, interactions with the instructor and reflections on progress mastering central concepts, ideas and perspectives in bioethics. This work demonstrates a progression from identification, synthesis and recapitulation of selected relevant ethical systems, placing those systems in the contexts through which they arose, and applying those precepts to emerging controversies in modern life. The underlying benchmark this presentation attempts to demonstrate is that if learning is indicated by a change in behavior, then my implementation of new methods considering bioethical dilemmas and also improved critical reasoning and research methods, indicates learning over this process of course inquiry.
This process has provided a structural framework that translates directly to my work…
Klimanskaya, I., Chung, Y., Becker, S., Lu, S., and Lanza, R. (2006). Human embryonic stem cell lines derived from single blastomeres. Nature 444 (7118), 481 -- 485. Retrieved from: doi:10.1038/nature05142
Parks, J.A., and Wike, V.S. (2010). Bioethics in a changing world. Upper Saddle River, NJ:
The main feature of my viewpoint concerning the importance of being an IT manager that has been changed following the readings and interactions with others has been just how essential the IT manager position is to the success of companies of all types and sizes. An army may move on its stomach, but it is reasonable to suggest that many companies today move on their information technology resources. In this regard, Jia, eich and Pearson emphasize that, "The role of the IT function within the organization has expanded considerably in recent years, driven by changing expectations from business and the evolving technological environment" (2008, p. 294). Therefore, a responsive and well informed information technology manager can therefore contribute to the difference between success (and failure) of their enterprises in ways that have never been possible in the past (Desai, Hart & ichards, 2009). In fact, Jia and her associates (2008)…
Kumuyi, W.F. (2006, December). Africa: The leaders we need. New African, 457, 38-40.
complement each other in terms of practical application in that a critical mind will still need a creative mind, just as much as a creative mind will need the complements from a critical mind. o delve into how the two balance inn bringing out the best option there can be, we will have a brief definition of the two then look into instance where they are applied.
Creative thinking has a lot to do with creation and of noble ideas that were not at all though about by another individual looking at the same situation. It displays the imaginative process and level of an individual as most creative thinkers will give solutions that are outside the box. heir solution to complex problems is more often the most applicable yet those that the average thinker would consider last.
On the other hand, analytical thinkers will focus their attention to the little…
The modern society and jobs require individuals with aptitudes to make decisions and decide on directions that will give the company an advantage over the best skills applied by the next competitor, solve complex business and social challenges as they focus on the bigger picture as they weigh the pros and cons that will determine the ultimate result and consequence of their decisions and directions.
It is in situations as above that creativity comes into play and action, since the concerned individual will have to apply the intelligence or creativity which cannot be acquired in any institution. These are natural instincts that one possesses innately and does not necessarily need to be an educated individual with high qualifications to guide an organization. This case is seen among some of the best CEOs who are barely degree holders without masters or PhDs but drive the organizations to marvelous heights. There is an overlap however of the two, this is evident in the fact that the technical calculations and professional advice and general guidelines that one can offer to the company or organization are acquired from enrolling in academic institutions and specializing in the particular field that one wants to be a professional in. These are the analytical skills that are required from an analytical thinker. The two cannot work exclusively but with mutual co-existence they can be imbibed to give brilliant results (Perner, L.,2011).
The other sector where the two have to be applied in tandem is in a situation where creative thinking is viewed as divergent and gives many possible solutions to a problem. The creative thinker will contribute a good number of ideas, solutions and approaches that are workable and sensible in solving out complex issues. The creative thinker on the other hand gives specific, concise and thoroughly thought out solutions to a presented challenge or situation. The creative thinker and the analytical thinker will them complement each other by the creative mind giving a myriad of possible solutions, the analytical mind then carefully selects the many ideas presented by the creative mind and pinpoints the specifics and settles down to the most likely solutions to a problem, after this the
Minimum Required Curriculum
The main point of this article centers around the belief that the curriculum that is currently taught in most colleges is clearly not teaching students what they need to know. In other words, when they obtain their bachelor's degree they have learned very little of what they need to know and they have only learned to memorize information to pass the tests to receive that degree. They have been taught certain things, and they have retained those things long enough to pass tests on the required subjects, however learning and then forgetting information does not mean that actual learning has taken place.
The article points out that courses in specific disciplines are very important, but that many courses do not ask students to actually use logic and abstract thinking to arrive at answers. Merely learning something from a book and taking a test on it is not…
Poe and Fowles
Detective stories and novels were first created in the 1800s. eaders continue to enjoy them. Even today, 150 years later, millions of people across the world want to read the newest detective books. Many people call Edgar Allen Poe the inventor of the detective story, because he developed a formula that is still followed. An example is his "Murders in the ue Morgue." Many authors later created their own style. John Fowles' "The Enigma" shows one way that a writer can experiment with the crime story. This paper will compare and contrast these two works to explain Poe's formula and to show how it was altered by Fowles, to let the reader have more freedom of choice.
"The Murders in the ue Morgue" was story was so different from others that were popular at the time that Poe's usual publishers did not want to print it. Instead…
Daniel, Robert. "Poe's Detective God." Furioso VI. Summer, 1951, 45-52.
Edwards, Samuel. The Vidocq Dossier: The Story of the World's First Detective. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977.
Fowles, John. The Ebony Tower. Boston: Little Brown, 1974.
Martinez, Maria Jesus. "Astarte's game: variations in John Fowles's 'The Enigma.' Twentieth Century Literature, Spring, 1996 .
The main adaptive strategy that was selected by this hospital was one of analysis: this was the preferred strategy for the hospital. The main rationale for its overall use was that the hospital was founded on a vision that was distinct from other hospitals: this was a vision of affordable cost, the benefit of natural healing, and the concurrence of specific goals. These goals were put in place so that the hospital can eventually expand services to other parts of the U.S. with a moderate growth rate, at first. The hospitals also proposed to achieve these goals through an analyzing strategy which would help in developing evidence-based healthcare practices throughout the medical facility. The hospital also seeks to establish a 99% recovery rate with all patients.
Thus, given the specific strategies and methods selected, there is no wonder why the specific analytical tool selected would be software analytics…
Dunn, L. (2011, August 9). 10 Secrets of Top Hospital Marketers. Retrieved from Becker's Hospital Review: http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-management-administration/10-secrets-of-top-hospital-marketers.html
Himssanalytics.org. (2013). The Premier EMR Adoption Assessment Tool. Retrieved from Himssanalytics.org: http://www.himssanalytics.org/docs/emram.pdf
Lewis, N. (2012, August 21). Hospitals Seek Analytics Tools In Rush To Meet Mandates. Retrieved from informationweek.com: http://www.informationweek.com/healthcare/clinical-information-systems/hospitals-seek-analytics-tools-in-rush-to-meet-mandates/d/d-id/1105906 ?
Quast, L. (2012, November 26). Overcome the 5 Reasons Many People Resist Change. Retrieved from Forbes.com: http://www.forbes.com/sites/lisaquast/2012/11/26/overcome-the-5-main-reasons-people-resist-change/
The title character is a foster girl living in Munich during the time of World War II, who lives largely by stealing, and begins adding books to her store of illicit goods and takings when she is taught to read by her foster father. She and the cast of characters she shares her treasured books with find them a welcome escape from the fearful and hungry lives they lead. The slice of history that is presented in the book along with the fiction of the story itself makes this as much an educational novel as it is a coming of age story, and the plot touches on many other deeper and more universal themes, as well. Narrated by Death, it is known that doom eventually comes to each of the characters, but the mechanisms by which this occurs and the poignancy of the tale maintains both suspense and enjoyment of…
The Miracle Worker. New York: Bantam, 1960.
ISBN: 0553247786 9780553247787, 122 pages, play. Appropriate for all audiences, intended primarily for adults but of interest to early adolescents and up. High critical appraise and winner of the Tony Award for Best Play in 1960, the year following the script's debut on Broadway.
This play is based on the autobiography of Helen Keller, focusing on the character of Helen's teacher Anne Sullivan and the struggle and ultimate triumph of this woman's struggle to teach Helen how to communicate and understand the world around her. Dramatic action must serve as a substitute for more direct textual exposition, making a reading of the play somewhat lackluster in comparison with viewing a full performance of the script. The characters are fully realized and highly compelling, however, and though the plot is generally well-known amongst most readers of a certain age level, the details and lifelike…
An Analysis of Personal Learning
Throughout much initial schooling in the educational system's current set-up, different areas of knowledge and differing tasks are generally approached in wholly separate manners. The study of history is not combined with the study of mathematics, and lessons meant to expand knowledge in biology don't often include lessons in aesthetics and art. This is actually detrimental to the educational process, however, as the fact is most bodies of knowledge touch upon the skills and knowledge acquired in other learning areas. The fact that skills in English and composition would be so essential in acquiring and demonstrating learning in the social sciences and even in certain areas of the "hard sciences" is something that I did not fully appreciate when beginning this course, and now that this has been made clear I realize that I have made significant progress, yet real challenges still remain.…
Treatment of Democratic Principles and Individual Action
George Orwell's legacy in literature can be reflected in his great novels Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm, two political satire novels that criticized the basic foundations of political systems prevalent during his time (mid-20th century), specifically, Stalinism/socialist-communist leadership that 'governed' the Soviet Union during this period of modernization. While he was known for the political nature of his novels, he has also written essay that provoked analytical thought through his deconstructive narrative of topics that seemed to be non-political. In these essays, Orwell was able to "politicize" these topics, critically exploring their nature and dynamics and contextualize his analysis in the overall political environment from which these topics emerged and prevailed. Examples of these seemingly 'apolitical' topics are sports and "good bad books," and insightfully, writing. For the discussion that follows, each topics that were given analytical treatment are represented through the following…
Orwell, G. (1995). E-text of "Good Bad Books." Accessed 19 May 2011. Available at: http://orwell.ru/library/reviews/books/english/e_books
____. (1995). E-text of "The Sporting Spirit." Accessed 19 May 2011. Available at: http://orwell.ru/library/articles/spirit/english/e_spirit
____. (2003). E-text of "Writers and the Leviathan." Accessed 19 May 2011. Available at: http://www.george-orwell.org/Writers_and_the_Leviathan/0.html
Auditing Apollo Shoes
Inventory and Warehousing: Test of Controls
Testing the controls that exist in the inventorying and warehousing processes at Apollo Shoes consists of the auditor ensuring that the existing controls actually measure what they set out to measure, and that these measurements reflect that actual movement of goods and materials through the various parts of the business (Arens et al. 2008). Certain processes, such as the means by which inventory is checked in and out of various stations in the business, must also be examined (Arens et al. 2008). Ensuring that these practices are able to influence physical movements of materials and goods is key to the audit process.
Inventory and Warehousing: Test of Transaction
In order to test the transaction that exist in Apollo Shoe's inventory and warehousing processes, the specific physical and record-keeping details of the company must be determined by the auditor. A…
Arens, A., Elder, R. & Beasley, M. (2008). Auditing and Assurance Services. New York:
Coyle, B. (2000). Cash Flow Control. Chicago: Dearborn.
Legend' is a sci-fi thriller about a New York scientist who is abandoned in Manhattan in the year 2012. This one hour 40 minutes movie stars Will Smith and Alice Braga with Francis Lawrence as its director the movie is rated at PG-13 for violence. The movie offers a stunning view of how the city as the world knows it today, might look in 2012 if in the event it were abandoned in 2009.
Going back in trivia, this is the third adaption of the ichard Matheson's 1954 novel, originally in the film it was vampires instead of zombies. Such movies are always inspired by our fears and hence hold special interest, especially if it's a scientist abandoned in New York struggling to survive a virus that turns humans into flesh-eating mechanical looking zombies.
If we go through its adaptations, the first time the novel was turned into a movie…
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Jack Matthews. Rev. Of I am Legend, Dir. Francis Lawrence. New York Daily News. (14 Dec 2007. Web. 21 Mar. 2011)
David Hughes. "Legend of the Fall: Will Ridley Scott's I Am Legend Rise From The Dead." The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Never Made. Chicago Review Press. 2002.
Lewis Beale. "A variation on vampire lore that won't die." The New York Times. 2007.
The trainer will then focus on the steps to be taken to develop new skills. For example, if the trainer wants to talk about motivating, leading, negotiating, selling or speaking, it is best to start with what the learners do well before showing some chart on Maslow's theory, Posner's leadership practices, or selling skills from some standard package that has been develop elsewhere. Many foreign trainers make grave errors because they do not consider the values and beliefs of the trainee's culture. Training must make a fit with the culture of those being trained, including the material being taught, as well as the methods being used (Schermerhorn, 1994).
Abu-Doleh (1996) reports that Al-Faleh (1987), in his study of the culture influences on management development, asserts that "a country's culture has a great influence on the individual and managerial climate, on organizational behaviour, and ultimately on the types of management development…
the PRC and Taiwan have significantly increased economic and cultural ties as both nations' economies have experienced tremendous growth. Taiwan would lose economically if they were to militate against the PRC. This they would not be ready to do.
3. Least likely to occur: [enter here and use a "Term of Estimative Probability" (see below) to describe it ]
Unlikely 16-34% chance:
U representatives warned both presidential candidates that under the current circumstances, the U.. could not guarantee political or let alone military support should a confrontation with the PRC occur. aid one high ranking U.. official "should hu claim independence, there is no way the U.. President will send U.. forces near Taiwan."
Despite a series of efforts by several members of Congress to oppose the measure, in October 1971 the United Nations adopted Resolution 2758 calling for the PRC to be recognized as the legitimate government of China.…
Sources of Intelligence. Furthermore, my reasons for conclusions properly describe quality and reliability of underlying sources. I also properly distinguished between underlying intelligence and analyst's assumptions and judgments.
Finally, I used logical argumentation.
Learning that is imparted through an educational institution or training company within the workplace setting in known as Work-based learning (WL). WL is administered by an external teacher in professional capacity and supervised by an employee of the company where WL is imparted. An exhaustive literature review indicates that it was only after Moser report's shocking revelations, regarding lack of literacy, language, and numeracy skills in one out every five adults in ritain that U.K took expedited policy actions to introduce WL. WL is relevant for all adult and young learners and more pertinent for instruction of English as a second language (ESL). Since medium of interaction and business transactions in U.K is English, instruction of ESL is essential for empowering vast percentage of population that does not have requisite skills to compete in labor market due to lack of language skills. Increased use of computers and multimedia in teaching…
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Beck, IL, McKeown, MG & Kucan, L 2002. 'Bringing words to life: Robust vocabulary instruction'. New York: Guilford.
Becker, HJ 2000. 'Pedagogical motivations for student computer use that lead to student engagement'. Educational Technology, Vol. 40, no. 5, pp. 5-17. Viewed on 6 Mar 2013, [http://www.crito.uci.edu/tlc/findings/spec_rpt_pedagogical/ped_mot_pdf.pdf]
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In other, more charter-friendly states, there are multiple authorizers -- universities, state boards, even specially created bodies with expertise in charter school creation. The new bill before the state House and Senate will give the Board of Education an advising role on charter school applications prior to going before the local school board.
Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts opened Aug. 11, 2010 making it the 10th charter school to open in the state of Virginia since charter schools were allowed to open in 1998. However, if history repeats itself, Patrick Henry will have a bumpy road ahead. Including Patrick Henry only three charter schools are operating currently in the state of Virginia and Patrick Henry is the only one operating in the city of ichmond. At one time there were nine charter schools in Virginia, but most of them closed due to financial reasons. (citation)
According to the…
Lawrence F. Garrison, & Mitchell Holifield. (2005). ARE CHARTER SCHOOLS EFFECTIVE? Planning and Changing, 36(1/2), 90-103. Retrieved December 17, 2010, from Research Library. (Document ID: 877541691).
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Victoria Benning. (1998, October 15). Fairfax Studies Charter School Plan; Measure's Guidelines Allow Only Special-Need Applications: [FINAL Edition]. The Washington Post, p. B05. Retrieved December 17, 2010, from ProQuest National Newspapers Premier. (Document ID: 35117762).
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My work as a research assistant in a cognitive psychology lab added to my theoretical knowledge by giving me practical experience in encoding and analyzing data. This experience provided me with the opportunity to use analytical tests and interpret statistical data. Bookkeeping of participants' demographic information also further developed my organizational skills. Having been a research assistant, I have gained a reasonable understanding of research design and the statistics needed to conduct research. For my senior major project, I wrote a research paper on an empirical study that investigated the role of change detection in studies of visual attention in the field of cognitive psychology. This paper was awarded the Sharon Borine award for the best major project in Psychology because of its successful presentation of research and adherence to American Psychology Association guidelines. I strongly believe my research experience will help me attain success in conducting graduate research as…
In addition to saving time and money, analytical skills are also vital in interpersonal relationships, which has become an important part of Business Administration. The analyst is no longer required to only address issues of economics and science; instead, the interpersonal component of management has become an inextricable part of leadership.
When interpersonal problems among employees for example need to be solved, analytical skills can be applied to help find a quick and amiable solution.
In more concrete terms, my current major is Economics. I believe that my knowledge of this direction will compliment the Management Science direction in a mutually beneficial way. In other words, when completing my studies in Management Science, I believe that my combination of talent, skills and knowledge will equip me to enter the business and management world at the highest levels, with a holistic approach to profitability and…
Internet has now become a new frontier in regards to economic development. With the advent of the internet, new and seemingly boundless technologies have arisen. Aspects such as routine transactions at financial institutions to online dating sites have now entered into the forefront. Technology overall has enhanced the overall quality of life for civilization while also providing economic growth. It is during this expansionary period that many innovative and profitable technologies arise. CliqUp is no different in this regard. With the advent of the internet, the need for synthesis and analytics becomes very profound. As such, CliqUp has very unique value proposition for both businesses and consumers as the technology frontier continues to evolve. Using analytical data, CliqUp can provide enhanced value to businesses in terms of targets ads, customer demographics, and other analytical tools. All of which, adds value to the institution of firm who properly utilizes the…
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These steps have been reiterated within the effectual conditions in the market. The marketing techniques used normally relate to the essential features of reflecting the best approaches of work within the government. This happens as done in the United States of America and many other nations that strive to live within a sound mechanism of growth and development in the field. As a way reflecting the best forms of performance, it has become a common feature to analyze the consequences of the Federal grants in aid programs under the legal frameworks and other humanitarian theories. These are theories that try to bring the best forms of growth and development in the field (Araral et al., 2001).
The policy problems that can be reflected in such a way are those related to the equality to access and make use of the grants as offered by the government. The mechanisms of performance…
Araral, E, et al. (2001). Routledge Handbook of the Policy Process. New York: Routledge
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How has the role of government evolved in the U.S. health care system over the past 100 years?
As made clear by the class text, there has been a seismic shift in the depth and breadth to which the United States government has been involved in the healthcare sector and field in the United States. This shift has manifested itself through four "epochs," or time period, where things completely changed from one time period to another in terms of what was done differently and how things flowed.The time period for these four periods ranges from 1850 to the present. From 1850 to 1900, the medical world was defined by the dealing with and handling of food, water and housing issues. From 1890 to World War II (1939-1945ish) related to coping with acute events and traumas that affected individuals more…
Blute, M., & Armstrong, P. (2011). The Reinvention of Grand Theories of the Scientific/Scholarly Process. Perspectives On Science, 19(4), 391-425.
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HHS.gov. (2013, September 13). Affordable Care Act. United States Department of Health and Human Services | HHS.gov. Retrieved September 13, 2013, from http://www.hhs.gov/opa/affordable-care-act/index.html
This also include resolving minor and major conflicts, issues and problems. This phase also include the management and constant supervision during the event, prize distribution and speech.
I realized that this is not only a tiring job but it also required me to be active all the time. I was sheer hard work. While evaluating what I did I came across the fact that I need to be more active and up to mark. Secondly I need to improve my communication skills. Thirdly and most importantly I need to learn multi-tasking and improve my managerial skillsas these were the greatest requirements for the success of an event. By success I mean giving the hundred percent to sponsors, participants, audiences and staff!!
I also realized that day-to-day matters, record keeping, conflict resolution and other normal activities (including scheduling and planning of coaching sessions, availability of practice ground, etc.) also are an…
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Accountancy is defined as a profession which is primarily responsible for keeping financial records, including records pertaining to expenditures and taxation. Accountants provide advice to clients, but they have a larger responsibility to the profession that transcends immediate client needs. [an Accountant Job Description] No matter how lucrative the client, the accountant must uphold the profession's ethical standards. That is why one of the most important qualities of any accountant is his or her trustworthiness. When an accountant signs an audit, it is not like a press release or a piece of advertising. All of those who read it expect it to be accurate, given that it will be used for vital considerations spanning from investors evaluating if it is worth spending their hard-earned dollars to invest in a company, or a member of the government to determine at what rate to tax the company.
Of course, accountants must possess…
Strategic Management Action: Strategic Position, Choices, And Strategy Implementation
Strategic management is stated to be the "process by which an organization formulates its objectives and manages to achieve them. Strategy is the means to achieve the organizational ends." (Thomas, nd) Managers are required to have a strategic vision in order to become strategic managers and implement strategic management initiatives. The strategic vision of the manager is inclusive of the following elements:
(1) The ability to solve complex and more complex problems;
(2) The knowledge to be more anticipatory in perspective and approach, and (3) The willingness to develop options for the future. (Thomas, nd)
The work of Peter Drucker states that the primary task of strategic management is the focus on the business overall mission and states:
"…that is, of asking the question What is our usiness? This leads to the setting of objectives, the development of strategies, and the…
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Social services are considered to be one of the most activities for the development and improvement of a society, especially in the developed Western societies. Recognizing the importance of social services and feeling responsible as a citizen of the society to make some contributions, I decided to join this profession. I am associated with this profession from the last 15 years and I believe that I have been successful enough in terms of professional growth in this field as well as in terms of my contributions to the society. During the perusal of my assignments at work, I always felt pleasure to help out the troubled families. Resolving the problems of families at risk always made me feel proud. Helping out the families to stay together…
English literature. Robert Browning. Before providing the details and evidences of the poetry of Browning, the paper would introduce a short biography so that the background information regarding the poet's nature and his attitude towards life can be noted. The characteristics and the personality traits of Browning will be included in the study. Special attention to the various aspects of Robert Browning's poetry would be emphasized and elaborated in the paper.
Robert Browning was born in Camberwell, London, the son of a well-educated bank clerk. He was taught privately by his father but also studied for two terms at London University. He wrote poetry from an early age and was strongly influenced by the Romantic poets, particularly Shelley, and by historical events. In 1846 he secretly married Elizabeth Barrett, with whom he had started an enthusiastic literary correspondence two years earlier and they eloped to Florence. Browning returned to England…
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Organizing research-development-engineering meetings
Such meetings were organized by Continental in order to focus around researchers and developers within the company and to grant them an entrepreneur value, in order to directly confront them with the demands expressed by the managers in charge of divisions that worked with the market and with customers. These meetings were in the favor of both the company and the researchers and developers. This is because the company benefitted from the ideas and brainstorming of these employees, while researchers and developers had the chance to express their knowledge and skills and to present their innovative ideas.
Developing the company into becoming a systems supplier for the automotive industry
This strategic direction can be explained through Grunberg's ambition and belief in Continental's capability of developing cutting-edge technology and therefore creating the competitive advantage needed by the company in order to become the leader in the market in…
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(Chu 58 -- 67) it is also important to note that the film has an emotional / cultural tie, to the director Ann Hui. As a child, she immigrated to Hong Kong. Where, she learned English, as a second language and went through some of the common struggles of immigrants. ("Ann Hui")
Clearly, the film the oat People would highlight a shift that is occurring in the cinema of Hong Kong throughout the 1980's. Where, a variety of different new genres would emerge. This is because audiences felt, that many marital arts films lacked substance. At which point, a shift would occur in the motion picture industry, as a variety of new genres would quickly emerge. The oat People would underscore this shift, by telling a unique story of Vietnamese peasants trying to escape the brutality of the communists (three years after the collapse of South Vietnam). Where, they are…
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Further sub-categorization allows for greater comparison and contrasting of different categories and can make the data sets more meaningful. Not all of these codes will be decided beforehand -- in fact, it can be more enriching for the final analysis to break down the data afterwards, to ensure that the lived experience of the subjects affects the coding process.
Coding is often thought of in terms of word-based strategies of the subjects, and these can yield important assumptions about the ways individuals perceive their places in the world. Frequency of use of particular words, metaphors, analogies, and the use of local or regional phrases endemic to the area can all be flagged through coding and used to draw meaningful connections between apparently dissimilar sates of being (Gibbs 2010). By highlighting key words in transcripts, the researcher can physically have his or her eye drawn to meaningful bits of data. One…
Gibbs, Graham. (2010, February 19). How and what to code. Online QDA. University of Huddersfield. Retrieved August 9, 2010 at http://onlineqda.hud.ac.uk/Intro_QDA/how_what_to_code.php
The history of the educational system ironically has not been changed as much as one might think since the colonial era. Of course the content being studied may be completely different and they had no IPods in the early days of America, but the idea of education is still the same. According to American Education: The American evolution, it boils down to four questions: who will be educated; who controls the overall system; who pays for it; and who gets more education then others, rich and poor, have and have not so to speak. In other words, these issues have been the foundation of the American educational system since the 1700's and they still cause too many problems. So the complaints we hear today about vouchers, testing and rich school district vs. A poor one is simply a matter of history repeating itself, over and over again. This…
Education Bug. (2009). "School Vouchers." Retrieved December 10, 2009, from http://www.educationbug.org/a/school-vouchers.html .
Hooper, Don W. (2002). "Reading Success Where No Child Slips." School Administrator, Vol. 59. January.
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The stench of heat and death was almost unbearable: "We lay there in the mud and retched from the stench of dead animals and watched the rats crawl over us" (Farwell 279). Farwell thus shows profound empathy for ordinary soldiers, forced to fight in a land far away from home under brutal conditions, amongst people they barely understood. Yet despite his willingness to acknowledge the role of Africans fighting the war, he does not seem to extend them the same emotional sympathy. Some of Farwell's more controversial assertions are his idea that in some areas, such as in German-controlled East Africa, colonial domination proved a boon to the natives. "German rule provided African people with new alternatives and a wider range of choices," he questionable asserts, because of the roads, mines, rail roads, new crops, and modern amenities bought to the nation (Farwell 117). He also shows British sympathies at…
These communicative actions help form the basis of human society.
In fact, a major part of action psychology focuses on the tension between autonomy and heteronomy, which focuses on the social and cultural context of actions. Some action theorists attempt to resolve that tension by assuming that cultural rules are man-made, although the implied intentionality of those norms may be incomprehensible in modern times, because they have been passed down through ages, and may have developed in a different context, where actions were more likely to bring about different goals or consequences. It also looks at crowd behavior, which may seem like a sociological phenomenon, but can be explained as a group of individuals sharing the same goal, which can result in the wide-spread development of atypical group behavior, which becomes normative over time, such as Southern lynchings.
3. How does the author distinguish human actions from other forms of…
For any strategic planning activity to be effective there must be the ability to quickly define process-level changes to increase competitive advantage. Mintzberg's critique of the strategic planning process is illustrated in the shortcomings of the Ashoff Matrix in this regard.
Lack of strategic prioritization of projects within the context of the Ansoff Matrix - the Ansoff Matrix does not provide for strategic criteria to be applied to specific projects. The portfolio management approach to strategic planning specifically has been developed to respond to the shortcomings of the Ansoff Matrix and other analytical constructs like it. Portfolio management is in fact the basis for Boston Consulting Groups' Growth/Share Matrix, or as it is commonly referred to, the BCG Matrix.
Lack of quantification of cash generation and modeling of future financial performance - the shortcomings of the Ansoff Matrix as a strategic tool relative to the needs of strategists, specifically at…
Ansoff, HI (1957). Strategies for Diversification. Harvard Business Review. September - October. 113-124.
Wheelwright, Steven C. And Kim B. Clark. Revolutionizing Product Development: Quantum Leaps in Speed, Efficiency and Quality. New York: Free Press, 1992.
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