As You Like it
The version chosen is the 1936 as You Like it directed by Paul Czinner and starring Laurence Olivier as Orlando and Elisabeth Berner as Rosalind.
In Shakespeare's day all the women's parts were played by men which makes the whole women disguised as men thing more believable. Is it less believable to see women playing women who are then disguised as men?
Though the story is set in France, the actors have primarily British accents, except for Berner who sounds German. Why set the play in France when Shakespeare's plays were performed in England?
Is the ending of the story, where both brothers repent and stop their evildoing, believable in terms of the characterizations throughout the piece?
Favorite character or costume?
The best character in the film is that of Rosalind. When she is banished from her home, she does not allow herself to be in…… [Read More]
As You Like it
One of illiam Shakespeare's more accessible plays, As You Like It is a delightful romantic comedy that tickles audiences' hearts as much today as it did in Elizabethan England. The play's themes and characters cross conventional boundaries of gender, morality, and class. In fact, central to As You Like It is a celebration of conflict, contrast, and contradiction. The trappings of courtly life are pitted against the peaceful simplicity of the pastoral; the ideals of romantic love and courtship stand starkly removed from the realities of marriage. As You Like It contains many moments of family feuding, as the play opens with a double usurpation. After Sir Rowland DeBois dies, his estate was bequeathed to his eldest son, Oliver, as was the custom of the day. Oliver's selfish refusal to treat his younger brother Orlando with the respect he deserves causes much strife within the family…… [Read More]
'As you like it" is one of the darker comedies of Shakespeare's and is largely based on pastoral tradition that was very popular during enaissance. This comedy especially draws inspiration from a pastoral novel by Thomas Lodge entitled "osalynde." Published in 1590, this romance by Lodge provided all the material that Shakespeare later needed for his own comedy including the exiled ruler, the animosity between two brothers, young women in disguise present in a forest etc. Shakespeare's version of the pastoral comedy is definitely richer. His characters have more depth and his forest is not a lonely place. It has some lively and interesting characters such as Touchstone and Jaques and the work on the whole is not bounded by pastoral traditions even though it certainly belonged to that genre. Corin, William and Audrey are not shallow characters, instead they are fully developed ones that offer an insight…… [Read More]
William Shakespeare's As You Like It
William Shakespeare's play As You Like It is probably one of his best comedy plays. It has been said that Shakespeare's plays illustrate the many sides of his genius and humor. (Abrams 867) In As You Like It, Shakespeare introduces many different themes and ideas for the audience to ponder and skillfully develops the characters to create a thought-provoking play. As You Like It is short, but full of action and never fails to engage the reader. Colorful characters enmeshed in a game of hidden identity lay the groundwork for this excellent poem that is still popular today.
Part of the plays popularity revolves around the theme that nothing is at seems. Many of the characters in the play act out different roles or shift their roles at some point during the play to add an element of intrigue at just the right moment.…… [Read More]
There are also
those nations so hungry for economic growth that they embrace any type of
commerce activity, and this has been the case in China for example, which
does not police against spamming. The U.S. government on the other hand
has been aggressive about prosecuting spammers and sending them to prison.
You are a fairly small company:
a) Should you use a firewall?
Yes, most definitely, as any hacker could get to your company's record,
even spoof your e-mail addresses and send SPAM or other e-mails using your
b) Should you use antivirus systems?
Yes, as any small business will have spent a large percentage of their
total budgets on PCs and laptops, and a virus could make these assets
inoperable fast. Anti-virus will save e-mail systems, the company network,
and ultimately hundreds of hours of lost time.
c) Should you use and intrusion-detection system?
Yes and…… [Read More]
organization's lobbyist, what would you like to see done by the Federal government that would be of help to your organization? This could be what the government could do or what they could stop doing. It can be all fiscal, all monetary, or a mix of each type of policy. As a lobbyist it is not your job to be concerned with the deficit, or the environment, or the general health of the financial system (unless, of course, you are lobbying for an environmental, financial, or deficit reduction group). Your answer to this question can give an interesting perspective as to how lobbying can distort economic policy and decisions
As a lobbyist for Nike Inc., the focus would fall on the elimination, or at least reduction, of the quotas imposed on imports. Nike Inc. collaborates with partners across the globe and provides employment opportunities for the people in less economically…… [Read More]
The organizations are usually run by a core group, which divides the different responsibilities of an operation (e.g. spamming, web design, data collection) among the members. The members run their own outer networks to fulfill those responsibilities -- rarely even having contact with each other online. The decentralized structure of the internet, as well as the high levels of anonymity it provides makes it difficult for law enforcement agencies to locate cybercriminal groups. A group could have networks in a myriad of different countries, whilst using servers based in numerous different countries and jurisdictions. Furthermore, many national jurisdictions lack the legislative framework required to properly prosecute online crime." (Collins, 2012)
These insights are illustrating how the lack of self-control is creating a situation where more criminals or organizations are turning to cyber crime. What makes the situation worse; is they can work anonymously and be able to conduct these activities…… [Read More]
I asked him if he felt like the commercials made him want to have the
things he saw on TV. Initially he said no, but then corrected himself and
said that many times he would see a toy or game on television on a
commercial that he would like to have, but did not expect to receive at any
time immediate since it would appear to be too expensive or the time from
birthday or Christmas was too long. He appeared to know a lot about the
toys that were on the commercials and he told me that many of his friends
would have one toy or another, and would say whether the other child liked
the toy or not, whether it was "cheap" or not. My friend and I watched two
episode of Avatar, and one episode of another show called Drake and Josh.
The latter is a live…… [Read More]
Perhaps your partner is feeling the same things that you are feeling! Once your feelings are out in the open, it will be easier to come up with a solution to your problems.
First, you might want to consider the fact that you are imagining the fact that he is angry with you. Maybe things at work, in general, have not been going well. Or maybe he has a personal problem that is putting a damper on his professional life. You shouldn't jump to conclusions and assume that the way he has been acting is about only you. Second, if you really think that he is upset with you, and he has reason to be, then you should try talking with him. Tell him that you want to resolve the issue, and it will be a better learning experience if you know what he wants you to change.…… [Read More]
total of 60 surveys were sent to IT professionals, with 22 respondents returning questionnaires. The questions contained in the survey were qualitative in nature. The responses varied substantially, which is not surprising given that some of the questions were open-ended in nature. Overall, the questionnaire was a mixture of open-ended and closed questions, which provided basic data on the respondents and their practices, combined with more detailed information that required deeper qualitative analysis. Qualitative analysis is a credible tool whereby a deeper understanding of an issue can be had, giving researchers a more thorough awareness of the complexity of interacting variables within a system, as they work together to produce an outcome: in other words, qualitative analysis helps "to illustrate this issue" (Cresswell, 2012, p. 74).
Data Collection Procedure
Sixty surveys were sent to the IT professionals at the two selected companies via email. There were only 22 responses, and…… [Read More]
Technology has now become a euphemism for the information age. As individuals, information rarely escapes our grasp as now anybody can have access to its vast array of knowledge. More importantly, in the midst of our global society, technology has a profound role on our nation's ability to participate in a more competitive environment. As the age old adage states, "Knowledge is power," and in many instances this statement is correct. Information allows individuals to make better informed decisions regarding projects that can have grave implications on society if the solution is incorrect. Further, information allows more convenience in regards to access and search of particular concepts. Technology allows humans to live longer while allowing them to live more productive lives (Gregg, 2006). The benefits that technology derives are as difficult to enumerate as they are to fully comprehend. However, it is my contention that the information age…… [Read More]
IT Management OS Systems History
OS Systems History and ecommendations for Use
"An OS is a program that controls the execution of application programs and acts as an interface between applications and the computer hardware," and is thus a crucial part in modern technology within a business context (Stallings 2009 p 51). Such systems help run software, provide access to needed devices, control user access to files and systems, as well as catching and responding to errors and other harmful objects like viruses or malware. The OS makes computers easy-to-use and convenient for users of all types, from the most experienced to those with little experience at all. Essentially, the user is most often not trained or interested in manipulating the actual hardware of their device. Thus, the OS helps them use the software without having to go further into the hardware and allows software developed by a programmer to…… [Read More]
It has been widely accepted as an industry standard for project management software. Many large companies such as Intel have benefited from it to the extent that case studies were conducted on the results. Many such case studies are documented on Microsoft's website as a testament to the success of this utility. Microsoft Project allows employees, resources, and tasks to be defined. A wide range of relationships can be drawn between each of the defined entities. For example, a resource such as a server can be assigned to be used for certain tasks at certain times.
The definitions in Microsoft Project allow for a high level of analytics to be done. Each resource has a cost involved. Time constraints are also defined for the workforce and the resources. Project managers are able to use this information to track the costs to ensure that the project is running on budget and…… [Read More]
As the world continues to evolve with technology and technological advances, certain problems arise that requires precise and involved management of these advances. The purpose of this essay is to examine the importance of information security systems and how they demonstrate their importance in the commercial world. To do this, this essay will be presented from the viewpoint of an Information Security Officer (ISO) who has been tasked to identify the inherent risks associated with a business operation and to establish physical and logical access control methods that will help minimize those risks. A scenario has been created to help explain this process where a pharmacy and its accompanying information systems scheme are presented to give an example of how this may be done.
In order to accomplish this task, this report will first identify the physical vulnerabilities that are given in the directed scenario before identifying the…… [Read More]
This is however not established in concrete terms. Such a database can then be used to analyze whether a specific age group prefers a specific time or day to visit the club. This information can then be used to differentiate the preferred entertainment, food and drink items for the specific age groups involved.
There are many strategies that can be used to drive the club's competitive advantage. The most important of this is customer orientation, as customers are the most important component of the club, its existence, and its income level. The other strategies can be used as fringe actions to enhance the customer experience.
According to Mindwhirl (2010), strategic planning is vitally important, particularly in customer-centered professions such as tourism and club management. Because customers are part of the daily operations of the business, it makes sense that they should be the focus of other strategies such as…… [Read More]
IT Acquisition. Version 2.0
I have added info to the last three questions, and changed quite a bit Question #4. The area in yellow are new or changed. I did make a few corrections elsewhere too so if this works you might want to look over each completely.
What can an organization do to guard against funding proposed projects that intentionally or unintentionally underestimate the costs, do not fully communicate the risks, and/or otherwise exaggerate the likely financial benefits? Explain your answer.
If the answers provided in questions 1 and 2 above are properly followed, then the chances of these kinds of problems will be greatly diminished. The previous suggestions should ensure that our team has undertaken the due diligence needed to try to ensure that either purposeful or unintentional errors of these kinds cannot get into their proposal. We have already double and triple checked the financial and project…… [Read More]
The IT Director must also ensure the connectivity to the IT applications. Such connectivity is important because it does not matter one bit if the information has been backed up, if the information cannot be connected from the server(s) to the individuals who need it.
One other consideration for the IT Director is to have the skilled individuals available to access the data, and to repair the hardware, or write the software that will allow for a continued and smooth operation. Without the skilled individuals to access the information, other means would need to be employed that may cost unnecessary time and money. The availability of skilled and knowledgeable workers is important as a disaster happens, but it is also important throughout the months and years that follow. These individuals can ensure the operation of the systems as well as conduct backups and access through remote locations.
Last but not…… [Read More]
The Institute of Internal Editor's article discussing the role of information security management provided many important opportunities for improvement. There is always a need to keep improving ones competitive advantage and the environment that is presented in today's business world must include some inclusion of information technology strategic input. All of the technological advances made in the history of research and development appear to be taking shape here in the present day, making the future of information technology as a strategic multiplier even more pronounced.
The aforementioned article claimed that information security governance should deliver a strategic alignment, risk management, resource management, performance measurement and value delivery. In other words, the way businesses manage their information as a widespread and impactful relationship to their overall operational success. If anything area that needs to be more emphasized it is that IT governance may be the most important…… [Read More]
From the individual's point-of-view, this requires constant learning and updating and so many people steer away from this industry. "In the U.S., the number of students choosing computing science as a major between 2000 and 2004 declined by 60%. With respect to demand, an additional 1.5 million jobs will become available in computing in the U.S. By 2012." (McKeen, Smith & Jin, 2009;p.2). Another reason is the demographics; more people are aging and they are less suitable to meet the needs of the it industry.
In the light of these challenges, a company has to take many measures to be successful.
Overcoming these challenges
A national it staffing company must have a skills map or template, as a first step, to meet their changing needs. This map will give them a clear idea of their present and future needs and they can look for qualified candidates to fill these positions.…… [Read More]
IT Ethics -- Annotated Bibliography
Bowie, Norman E. (2005). Digital Rights and Wrongs: Intellectual Property in the Information
Age. Business and Society Review, 110(1), 77-96.
Norman Bowie takes great pains in his peer-reviewed article to point out what is legal an what is not legal when it comes to recording / taping from television and from the Internet. In fact Bowie uses an illegal issue (downloading music from the Internet)
to present a moral issue: young people and students know it is illegal to download copyrighted music and movies, but they don't see it as immoral.
While Bowie zeros in on students and young people for their lack of morality vis-a-vis getting copyrighted music for free, his overall argument goes further than that copyright laws are justified when protecting "artistic creativity." He points to the fact that between
1999 and 2005, "...downloaders…reduced industry revenues by at least $700 million" and…… [Read More]
Bike Sales and Service
List 3 strategic goals for Ted's business and provide an explanation of each.
Reduce Overhead -- lower his expenses
Make better use out of part-time employee scheduling
Match supply and demand in the various locations
Identify 5 specific types or categories of information that Ted needs to run his business and explain why they are important to him.
Sales data -- he needs to know specifically what drives his revenue
Employee costs -- he also needs to understand how to optimize his workforce
Customer data -- he needs accurate information about his target market
Seasonal data -- he needs better information about how the seasonal aspect of his business affects him
Capacity Planning -- he needs better estimates in understanding the sales and services he needs to offer at each location as well as better inventory management.
Identify and explain three business processes that…… [Read More]
If everything is an it you end up being an it. Does this imply a cold awareness of the self as a perishable being with limited powers or does it lead you to believe you can be a perfect robot able to manipulate nature and the world according to your specific needs and desires? Being an it means having no soul. Having no soul implies being immortal. Being immortal implies that God does not exist. At that point man-it becomes the most powerful existing agent.
But reality contradicts this assumption and the failures of the man-it can do nothing more but hurt him. Furthermore, the lack of faith and the failure of reason to provide answers regarding the questions " What is the truth? What is essential? Why do I exist?, etc." leads to strong alienation. Having such an attitude as a life philosophy is unhealthy and very dangerous.
The…… [Read More]
"Influence of changes in information technologies on knowledge auditing and knowledge management"
Human resource is one of the most essential and valuable asset for an organization. Effective and efficient human resource enhances the overall performance of an organization. Having a well educated and a strong knowledge management system can be a key asset for an organization. Knowledge plays a vital role in the performance of an organization; this can be reflected through achievement of varies strategic objectives of an organization. Knowledge is an intangible yet a highly effective asset for an organization. Earlier, organizations did not understand the need of knowledge-based organization and the need of well- train employees but over the years it has been proven through many research's that knowledge play a vital role in long-term. With an effective knowledge management, the technical staff such as IT staff can easily communicate with the top management. It…… [Read More]
Comparison of Companies
The logistics services that UPS offers its clients, according to its website, include route planning, real-time dispatching services and GPS tracking, and strategic territory planning. These are all logistical services involved in increasing the efficiency of route planning and operation, allowing for overall strategic planning and real-time vehicle-specific adjustments. Vehicle telematics and web-based reporting are also offered as well as a variety of other services to numerous to list here, enabling easier and more immediate access to information for clients. Schneider offers a similarly wide array of services, and places an emphasis on the scalability of its offerings in transportation and supply chain management processes and services. The company appears to primarily operate as a broker, able to find appropriate and cost-effective transportation for a variety of shipment sizes and on a variety of different transportation modes; while this might be more cost effective, this also means…… [Read More]
Secondly, the monopoly supplier would be replaced by a varied list of mixed sourcing. Outsourcing in this way would guarantee the best prices for the highest quality and efficiency of technology. Thirdly, narrow business standards in IT would need to change to wider industry standards. Other transformations include decentralized bias to the more efficient centralized topsight, replacing systems analysts with business consultants - systems are already in place; the next step is to learn how they need to be used to optimize business. The final two include the change of IT personnel from craftsmen to project managers, and finally to create a lean team of IT specialists rather than the large functioning department that has been involved with IT to date.
These above strategies are all aimed at the desperately needed focus within BP's IT department. While several challenges lay in implementing the seven transformation strategies, BP succeeded in improving…… [Read More]
3). Thus, one of the ways to meet the unique challenges posed by IT professionals is to encourage them to develop their contributions to a field they love while also allowing them to advance appropriately. By encouraging these professionals to operate independently, they are prepared to contribute to the company most efficiently through their innovative and solo work. This helps managers deal with the unique role that IT professionals play in companies. Managers do not need to motivate their employees through job-related threats or business-related rewards, as well as encouraging them with the company's hierarchy. Instead, it is wiser for managers to motivate their IT professionals through an appeal to their professional and scientific integrity.
While the special challenges provoked by IT professionals must be dealt with in order effectively motivate this group, Katz (2005) notes that motivating these professionals is not completely different than motivating other professionals. Indeed, Katz…… [Read More]
Listed at the bottom of the rankings were: (1) Flexible contract terms; (2) Geographic location; and (3) cultural fit. Schaffhauser, 2006)
The methodology of this research has been of a qualitative and interpretive nature in a review of relevant peer-reviewed material.
Collection and analysis of data is conducted in an interpretive nature through review of literature on the subject.
SUMMAY AND CONCLUSION
Findings of this study include the fact that the IT company providing outsourcing and the company hiring the services should fully communicate on all matters. Performance management can be measured from the (1) financial perspective; the (2) customer perspective; (3) the Internal Business Process; and (4) Innovation and Learning Perspective. Quality and the vendor's reputation are important to businesses when considering outsourcing IT. Customers do not like subcontractors within the outsourcing framework while flexible contracts, geographic location, and cultural fit are found unimportant.
Koh,…… [Read More]
For instance a client without much expertise may make decisions that will lead to a lock in and not even be fully aware of it. Such decision making can be evident in scenarios where the client commits to a long-term contract without clauses that allow for ending the contract if the performance of the supplier is not adequate.
(2) Contractual Amendments- Amendments to contract can be extremely expensive, which creates a sizable risks for the client company. The costs involved is associated with redrafts, alterations of original contracts when either the supplier or client believes that such changes are necessary. Because contracting parties cannot anticipate changes that may need to occur as it pertains the contract, contractual amendments is always a risk that companies face. As such this is simply an issue that companies must make provisions for. Costs associated with altering contracts include the "direct costs of communicating new…… [Read More]
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The scores of teenagers and adults who have turned the character and film Scarface into a universal symbol of a cultural icon would more than likely be shocked to know that there is nothing new about Tony Montana, his relish for his enemy's girlfriend, or several other facets about the motion picture that has earned a devout cult following in the several years since its opening. Scarface is actually a fairly liberal remake of the 1932 original film of the same name, written by Ben Hecht and directed by Howard Hawks, respectively. The original depicted another "Tony" (last name Camonte, not Montana) and his involvement in the illegal mob world of Chicago's notorious south side, rather than south Florida. The cocaine floundering around in the contemporary version was originally illicit alcohol, while Tony's lust for his rival's girlfriend, and his overbearing, fairly Freudian overprotection of…… [Read More]
Night the Crystals Broke
Write where you got inspiration from?
The inspiration from this poem comes from my grandmother and her family, who lived through the pogroms and just before the Nazis took over Hungary. The title refers to the Kristallnacht, the event in which the Nazis burned synagogues and their religious items, and broke the windows. They also broke the windows of the local businesses. This poem also refers to the journey that was scary and arduous, over the Atlantic in the ship to Ellis Island. The statue at the end of the poem is the Statue of Liberty, which welcomed the "poor" and "hungry" masses, like my grandmother's people.
(2) Which author and poem did you refer to when writing this poem?
There is no one author or poem I referred to here. This is a completely original work. However, it is written in the form of a…… [Read More]
It's very interesting to discuss an individual's life in detail, especially when done so in a thoughtful manner. Through these conversations, one garners a distinct appreciation for life and the obstacles it presents. It also provides a great sense of the importance of perseverance in regards to success. Allen exemplifies the term "perseverance," in his behaviors throughout life. I personally had to the opportunity to meet Allen during a job fair. He was representing Macy's and immediately seemed approachable. He is warm hearted and very engaging. Little did I know that his background was one that was anything but warm.
Not much is known about Allen's father, who was appropriate named Allen himself. As the third, the younger Allen never made physical contact with his father. From the information garnered from his mother, Allen Sr. was an expert guitarist. His hobbies included playing instruments and teaching music.…… [Read More]
I find it particularly interesting to research the circumstances in which authors conduct their literary works. In conducting my critical review of Gertrude Stein's "The Gentle Lena," the circumstances prevailing during this period become immediate. In particular, the role of women in society becomes immediately apparent when reading this shirt story. When comparing the context of this work with the women's rights movement in recent memory, society has come very far in regards to equality. In this document, I will examine Gertrude Stein's "The Gentle Lena," in both a historical and social context. I will then examine how the prevailing sentiments of the time influenced many of the character interactions with the short story.
To begin, Lena's gentle and often submissive behavior was very typical of women during the early part of the 20th century. Women, during this period were considered inferior to men in many respects. They…… [Read More]
here Are You Going, here Have You Been? A failure to communicate
The heroine of Joyce Carol Oates "here Are You Going, here Have You Been?" is a young woman who has only just begun to understand the power of her sexuality. Like so many young girls, fifteen-year-old Connie is simultaneously an adult and a teenager: "Everything about her had two sides to it, one for home and one for anywhere that was not home: her walk, which could be childlike and bobbing, or languid enough to make anyone think she was hearing music in her head; her mouth, which was pale and smirking most of the time, but bright and pink on these evenings out; her laugh, which was cynical and drawling at home" (Oates 1968). Connie knows how to flirt with older boys but she is unaware of the potential consequences of doing so. Tragically, at the end…… [Read More]
Where Are You Going
this assignment did not pass the instructors critique-her comments below: anthony, Thank sharing group project contributions. Your team a good job discussing text managing responsibilities group tasks group discussion board / group live chat,
Suburban tragedy: The character of Connie in Joyce Carol Oates'
"Where are you going, where have you been?"
In her short story "Where are you going, where have you been?" Joyce Carol Oates describes the fate of a young, highly provocative girl named Connie. Connie is beautiful and only just emerging into a state of fully sexualized adolescence. "She was fifteen and she had a quick, nervous giggling habit of craning her neck to glance into mirrors or checking other people's faces to make sure her own was all right" (Oates 1966). Connie looks for approval from boys, but has a confident, cool air at home, as she easily manipulates her parents…… [Read More]
Claude Perrault and why it supports Perrault's ideas which marked the origins of modern reflection on the theory of architecture. The paper also presents fundamental proves and the reason why Perrault's theory of architecture were very controversial in the past. The paper also talked about Parallel and the buildings measured According to Claude Perrault's Theory and it achievement which led to the establishment of modern reflection of architecture.
The concept of architecture theory has been in existence for many decades. It takes the whole point of architecture as a matter of understanding the application in the field which belongs both to the practice and to the knowledge. However, as stated by (Onefrei, 12) architecture theory can be defined as the action of coming up with an idea, discussing and writing about certain architecture. The theory attempts to offer more details on why certain structures look unique and the reason why…… [Read More]
space inhabit. You visit St. Patrick's Cathedral New York analyze experience understand design theories, concepts, historical precedents looked class.
Patrick's Cathedral in New York City: A historical and architectural overview
Patrick's Cathedral is a 'working' cathedral in the U.S.: it stands both as a historical monument but also offers the function of a place of worship to parishioners. "It is the seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and a parish church" yet because of its location on Fifth Avenue right across from Rockefeller Center, it is not unusual to see churchgoers mingling with tourists and people coming to services next to people taking photographs.[footnoteRef:1] A visitor can quietly pray and seek spiritual solace -- or buy rosaries at the gift shop. Although it was not originally designed to accommodate such diverse uses but rather to tend to the needs of New York's immigrant Catholic…… [Read More]
blow the whistle" on what you heard in the garden? If so, how will you blow the whistle? If you decide to blow the whistle, what are your reasons for doing so? Your discussion should reflect knowledge of what Boatright says about issues, problems and justifications for whistle-blowing. Also, in discussing the answers to these questions you should include the following: 1) you should evaluate real and potential conflicts of interests that confront you in your decision 2) you should explain how your reasoning is consistent or inconsistent with the three following moral theories: Kantian moral theory, utilitarian moral theory and virtue theory.
Our MBA is not really aware of what is going on; all he has is assumptions, guesses. He has no actual proof. In the first case, he has had suspicions of several transactions -- their accounting practices seem suspect - and he has pointed out…… [Read More]
It had been eight months since Fiona finally pulled the trigger. Not literally, of course. It was the pills, but this time she was successful and Marcus found out when he came home from school one day. She had fallen into a habit of staring at the Internet for hours on end, visiting Facebook and Match.com. The crying still hadn't stopped, and Marcus couldn't help but wonder if his mother did the right thing. He never even found the note, which she typed and saved in a .doc file that Marcus would not find until his new girlfriend Emmalie was over when Marcus was packing up his things to leave. Emmalie was fourteen. She had already had sex, and she took a liking to Marcus after meeting him in drama class at school. Ellie tried to kick her ass when she found out that Emmalie kissed Marcus in the…… [Read More]
Personal Childhood Story From Cuba
It is a night I will likely never forget. My sister and I had flown in to Cuba for a Quinceanara, which is the 15th birthday party for a young woman of Latina descent. We were very excited because the girl whose party it was a close friend of both my sister and I as well as of our extended family in Cuba. I remember my sister looked really pretty that night. She wore purple polka dotted dress with a lace frock that flared at the bottom. Her hair was pinned up in a bun and, at 14 years of age at the time, I thought she looked like it could have been her rite of passage/coming to womanhood birthday party instead of my friend's.
Quite possibly my sister had the same thought because, for some reason, she decided to drink alcohol for the first…… [Read More]
I will be the first to graduate, and so I owe my parents a great debt. My mother has always expected me to do my best and excel at whatever I do. I have struggled in this country and with some of my classes, but I feel that my 3.30 grade average at UMASS in Boston is a good representation of my abilities and my determination. I want to continue in my studies because I know that to excel in my career, I must graduate and continue with an advanced degree, and this is part of my plan for the future. I hope to teach, to make a difference with my students, and to continue with my education to learn and grow as much as possible. I think that education is the key to the future, for both my future students and me, and so, continuing my education is a…… [Read More]
new nurse graduate position.
Like most nursing students, when I was growing up I began to see myself as a caretaker; I always wanted to help people any way that I could. In middle and high school I volunteered at the local hospital from time to get a feel for what nursing would really be like, and this experience only made me want to pursue the career more. Now my dreams are becoming a reality -- I was accepted into a two-year BSN program at UNC, and I have been working as a nursing assistant on the general surgery floor at UNC Hospital since May, 2010. I love my job and can't wait to continue my education and gain more experience.
Please describe a time when you provided exceptional patient care.
One incident from my clinical experiences stands out in my mind as a quintessential example of what nursing is…… [Read More]
love you but then I'd have to kill you by Ally Carter
Modern girls are caught in a bind: how can they have a social life yet still be talented, intelligent, and athletically amazing, all at once? This dilemma is starkly illustrated in Ally Carter's I'd tell you I love you but then I'd have to kill you. The book is set in the Gallagher School for Girls, a boarding 'spy school' modeled on Harry Potter's Hogwarts for young wizards The heroine Cammie (alias 'the Chameleon') can speak fourteen languages and engage in covert operations (including making herself invisible) but has no idea how to talk to a 'normal' boy she likes. The book stresses that the support of your fellow girls is the only way to navigate the treacherous waters of female adolescence.
Throughout the book, Cammie's best friends support her, even during the strangest aspects of 'spy school.'…… [Read More]
The NIM study probably took a more proportionate cross-sample of students all over the country to come up with a percentage, and I would be more inclined to believe that the NIM number was more accurate that the school district number. The NIM number, however, does seem like it is a bit high, and may still not be completely representative of what is accurate.
In order to know whether the school district numbers are true for that district and whether the NIM numbers are accurate for the overall student population in this country, more study would have to be done. How these 'random' students were chosen and how the data was analyzed are things that would need to be studied more closely because the numbers clearly do not add up. The fact that there is that much of a discrepancy between these numbers shows that something has not been addressed…… [Read More]
love you but then I'd have to kill you by Ally Carter offers a brief look at one of the most exciting and incredible occupations, spies. A young spy-in-training by the name of Cammie Morgan is stuck between a "rock and a hard place" as she attempts to live her life at Gallagher Academy and deal with a romantic awakening. Not only is her crush interest a boy outside of the spy world, but he's a regular, normal, average guy. The book does a great job of not only showing the explosive and genius level world of spies, but it also shows a young girl and her battles with love. The lesson learned from this book is how to be honest and truthful even when hiding an important secret. That is, reveal actual details from one's life rather than just maing up stories.
Cammie is a student from Gallagher Academy…… [Read More]
Death of IT? -- Readings and Responses
The end of history. The death of the American nuclear family. The uselessness of IT. There is no better way to establish one's reputation as a controversial commentator than to make a sweeping, however unjustified pronouncement about the death of something, regardless of whether one has the data to back it up or not. Charles H. Duell, the director of the U.S. Patent Office, did so in 1899 when he said, "Everything that can be invented has been invented." (Evans 2004) Duell was wrong about technology, but right in the way he went about making quotable quotes and a public relations 'splash.'
Nicholas Carr's 2003 Harvard Business Review article "Does IT Really Matter," which he subsequently turned into a book, certainly roused accusations of stimulating more heat than light upon the issue. However, Carr's central thesis deserves the merit of further examination. Carr…… [Read More]
Additionally, with seven different movements in this one composition, this 'song' had the time and the build-up to really work through some climaxes. I believe that the sixth movement of this piece, Nocturne 2, actually did resemble the feel of the night. The types of strings that I typically appreciate are certainly indicative of night time, with their dark, spooky feeling. Although Dutilleux's Nocturne 2 was not quite as scary sounding as some of the modern day compositions I like, it certainly sounded good and came the closet to the type of music that I usually listen to.
Oddly enough, while Ainsi la' nuit was the piece that had elements in it that moved me the most, it also contained movements that helped to alienate me from the music -- and from this type of music -- the most as well. I found both of the litanies in this composition…… [Read More]
Share the experience of watching the sunset over Lake Havasu.
Hearing and learning the unique stories and interesting facts about the lake and its surrounding sceneries only enhance the sunset sight-seeing activity. This will be a fun and romantic way to enjoy the afternoon.
To cap off the romantic day, you can catch a romantic movie at Movie Havasu. The movie, Time Traveler's Wife is currently being shown. Like all other women, Filipinas like romantic movies. Try to take note and remember the parts which she liked and enjoy the movie with her so that you can talk or laugh about it in later conversations.
A visit to the Lake Havasu Museum of History is also an off-beat way of enjoying an afternoon which can also be turned into a fun experience. It is not a very romantic activity but learning about the history of Lake Havasu might provide an…… [Read More]
Which e-card category did you choose? For example, Great American Smokeout, etc.
The card chosen for this analysis was from the Holiday Celebrations category, titled Holiday Stress?! The content of the card was oriented towards tips on how to overcome the feeling of being overwhelmed in the middle of the holiday season. The three bullets on the first page mentioned taking a few slow, deep breaths, taking a hot shower or bath, or going for a walk with a friend.
Describe the card. Does it catch your eye because of color, message, graphics?
The front of the care explodes with red and white colors and is very attractive and speaks directly to a person who feels they have stress in their lives. It is well-down from a graphics standpoint. The image of the coffee cup in the interior exudes warmth and calm, and invites the reader to slow…… [Read More]
You actually risk damaging the tattoo by playing football right after getting it. You'll end up on one of those Internet sites dedicated to bad tattoos if that thing gets infected -- know that. Ask Jimmy at the tattoo parlor if you don't believe me -- cleanliness is critical to a good tattoo.
Next week, after the season, you'll be able to get your tattoo and keep it healthy. Besides, after you win the state championship, the school board will face incredible public outrage if it tries to transfer you. You'll be the god of all Lemons. Yes, they could still transfer you, but it's harder to transfer a hero without looking bad.
I know what you are thinking. You want to make a statement about the policy. You and I both know that this is a bad policy and that you are in a unique position to change that…… [Read More]
MARKETING mean to you?
Marketing has a myriad of implications for a company or for an individual entrepreneur, or for a small company. It means that the producer of the product is telling consumers why they should purchase that product. It means the company that provides services wants the public to know about their services. hen a local catering company is seeking customers -- especially for weddings and reunions and receptions -- it puts forward marketing material through radio, print, the Internet or on television. Marketing means the link between the company or individual entrepreneur and the customer; somehow information much reach the consumer in order for that consumer to make a decision, and marketing is that pivotal information that catches the eye of the consumer and encourages him or her to make a close examination of the product or service.
Catching the eye -- or capturing the heart --…… [Read More]
The commercial shows that advertising does not have to have one appeal or appeal to only one audience. Anyone, young or old, who is a fan of the film will immediately see the parody, and will understand the appeal of the commercial.
The values of U.S. society are different even from 1984 when the film first aired. Technology is extremely important today, and hardly anyone is without a cell phone. So, it is not unusual for a child of Ralphie's age to want one. It would have been in 1984. Our values have changed with the advent of technology, and along with them, society has changed. The film seems very quaint and old-fashioned by today's standards, and the characters, (especially the parents) seem simple at best. In the commercial, their concern is all monetary, which also shows a big difference in values. In the film, the parents were concerned about…… [Read More]
Nick, you are a sensitive, thoughtful, and intelligent man who has the potential to learn a lot from the current challenges you have presented. The questions you ask are astute and show a willingness to change and a vast array to tools with which to deal with change. Your self-awareness and insight are admirable, and are your core strengths. This self-improvement plan will help you capitalize on your strengths, and also become more realistic about your boundaries and limitations. Do not feel these boundaries and limitations are faults, because they are not. They are part of what makes you a unique and interesting individual. First I would like to answer your core questions in turn.
What advice can you give me about how to organize my life to achieve my goals of financial independence and spiritual fulfillment?
The financial independence you need will come, if you can outline…… [Read More]
Alcan IT Management Structure
What are the pros and cons of the current Alcan IT management system?
Alcan is perhaps the single most successful global enterprise in the IT industry today. But, despite its success and penetration, it has its own set of pros and cons. Perhaps the biggest negative aspect of Alcan is the level of decentralization in the company. With each sector of the business being an individual unit, with its own IT structure, diversities, management structure, there was little to no communication amongst the business units which was not something that the new director -- obert Ouellette -- much appreciated. This leads us to the most significant move in the Alcan Corporation i.e. The appointment of obert Ouellette as the new Director. His first move was to analyze the costs and financial investments of the company in the IT sector. It was here that the most significant…… [Read More]
Regardless of your own immaturity, however, I value your application of personal experience to the poem. Imagery of melons and wasps is not something that rings a personal bell with me, but the underlying emotions of the Simic poem do conjure up a lot of emotions for me, as if a hornet's nest has been attacked.
2. You have selected two of my favorite Simic poems to comment on, and I appreciate that. "Stone" had a huge impact on me when I first read it, too. The contemplation of the inner life of a stone is something I have done because in animist format I have ascribed life to inanimate objects like stones. On a symbolic level, the stone is something that is considered cold, lifeless, and even useless. As Simic puts it, children toss stones into the river for play. Animals shit on stones. They are considered much like…… [Read More]
I cannot tell you how much my heart is a-yearning for yours and how regularly I fret for your safe passage. I have been praying that you and your men will be guaranteed protection and I have asked God to grant you a certain amount of guardianship and shielding.
I have been worried into a near feverish state and have been bereft with anxiety and panic. With the new year a-coming I have gotten word of late about the approach of General Sherman's northern army and I am dreadfully afraid of their approach, as they have been known to pillage and burn everything they encounter in their path. Miss Mollie told me frightful stories of local raiders who posed as U.S. soldiers in order to gain the confidence of the townspeople that they encounter, only to damn them later. I have spent many a sleepless night watching the fires…… [Read More]
If anything, such a person may have regrets over having wasted too much of life on impersonal achievements and selfish pursuits.
6. Do you agree that in later life men become more nurturing and women more assertive? What do you think are the findings that could support or challenge that observation?
The observation that men tend to become more nurturing, less competitive, less aggressive, and "gentler" in later life and that women tend to become less emotional and more confident or assertive would seem to be substantially true. That is largely attributable to hormonal changes; specifically, aging males tend to produce much less testosterone and post-menopausal females secrete less estrogen in their later years (Pinker, 2002). Naturally, those hormonal changes would be expected to result in various behavioral changes in areas where human behavior (and gender-specific behavior in particular) are products of the secondary sex hormones (Gerrig & Zimbardo, 2008;…… [Read More]
maturation process, but it comes easily only to a few. Of course there are choices that usually generate little anguish such as what to have for breakfast or which route to take when going home, but when a person is a diabetic or inclement weather makes every road hazardous, even these choices become difficult. This paper discusses a poem and a short story by two of the greatest American authors of the twentieth century. Both Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken" and illiam Faulkner's short story "Barn Burning" are about the difficult choices people are often confronted with. The stories reflect both real and intangible choices that the protagonists had to make (in Frosts poem the main character is assumed to be the author himself) and what the outcome of the choices were. This paper will begin with a literal summary of the two works, the real choices that…… [Read More]
This is a very important concept that has not been touched upon in the book but can actually serve as an impetus for good in one's life.
Religious counseling is an important field and one that works on the same principles as general counseling but integrates religion into it. When a Christian counselor works on the mind of his patient/client, the key objective is to align them to the teachings in the scripture without intimidating the client. In other words, it is the job of the counselor to learn as much as he/she can about the behavior, values and attitude including mindset of the client by providing a trustworthy and comfortable environment. Focus is placed on facilitation of communication where the client talks feeling completely safe in the presence of the counselor. He is given the maximum opportunity to express his views on various things in order to seek his…… [Read More]
It is well-known that evil people exist in the world. These sociopaths have no values. They do not care who they harm or how. Fortunately, there are few individuals like this who have no conscience. Most people are instead shades of good and bad. They are not always good, nor are they always bad. At times their behavior is exceptional; other times they may say or do something wrong toward someone else. The book Sula by Toni Morrison highlights these blends of human persona. "The narrative [Sula] insistently blurs and confuses . . . binary oppositions. It glories in paradox and ambiguity beginning with the prologue that describes the setting, the Bottom, situated spatially in the top" (McDowell 80). In Morrison's book, it is easy to see such characters as Sula as a "bad woman" or Nel as a "good person," yet as one looks beyond the obvious, vagaries…… [Read More]
women's music? Anyone who is involved in the world of music has some idea of what women's music is, but any attempt to define it is like attempting to define art itself: You know what it is when you hear it - or see it - and that experiential definition suffices. Or rather it may suffice on a personal level but it does not suffice on an analytical one. If we are to examine the history and development - and future of women's music then we must be able, at least to define it. That is the task that this paper sets out to do.
Any investigation into the world of women's music quickly reveals that there is no single vector along which a definition may be constructed, and this is no doubt one of the reasons that an easy definition tends to elude us. omen's music is defined by…… [Read More]