drivers endure a multitude of work-related health issues due to the nature of their work. They drive consistently long hours. They must be weary of potential accidents, and do not receive high pay. This can lead to a higher than normal employee turnover rates, which lends to a lower quality of service for customers. esearchers have aimed at aimed at identifying what specific work-related health problems plague bus drivers.
esearch shows bus drivers often suffer from high blood pressure and musculoskeletal pain in the form of neck and low back pain. This may be due to constant vibration while driving and an ineffective seat and bus driver cabin. Another potential cause for these illnesses is the constant stress of the job. Bus Drivers cite the risk for potentially aggressive passengers and bad weather conditions as major stressors.
This dissertation is meant to show through interviews with bus drivers and managers…… [Read More]
operations process a bus manufacturing business project. The aim analyze operation develop methods improvement.
Bus manufacturing is quite a slow and tedious process, for most companies, the manufacturing process is divided into two. First, most of the vehicle component are manufactured outside the parent enterprise and are purchased for assembly. Then the second phase of manufacturing, which now takes, place at the enterprise is the assembly part of it.
Bus manufacturing process goes through three stages; they include chassis manufacture, body works, and interior fitting. All these stages take place in a sequence where when a certain process is done with the vehicle moves to the next stage in the manufacturing process.
Most companies dealing with vehicle manufacture have nowadays shifted to opening more assembly factories; where all they do is to assemble some of the imported parts from specialized manufacturer then assemble them according to the country's standards. There…… [Read More]
LESSON PLAN OUTLINE: School Bus Safety and Emergency Procedures
THE PURPOSE OF THE LESSON
Hello and welcome, future public and private school bus drivers in the state of California! Driving a bus full of noisy and energetic children is certainly a challenging but rewarding task. The purpose of today's lesson is to inform all of you potential drivers about the different regulatory issues pertaining to driving a school bus in the state of California. We will pay particular attention to the issues that have arisen from the 1999 amendments to the California Education Code pertaining to issues of safety on the school bus and proper education of students in emergency procedures. This is of great concern today because of the higher level of nervousness and vigilance that has swept America in the wake of the attacks from September 11th. Every student knows to stop, drop, and roll, in case of…… [Read More]
Boys on the Bus
Media is defined, according to the American Heritage Dictionary as "an intervening substance through which something is transmitted or carried on." It seems that this definition leaves out the "spin factor," in the case of political argument and campaign journalism. A more succinct definition is an intervening substance through which something is transformed to meet the current needs of the disseminator. According to Crouse's book, The Boys on the Bus, information gathered by the media is more product than reality.
This is a scary thought. If the facts upon which one bases one's decisions are hollow and unsubstantiated then the burden of discovery becomes one's own. Most people do not have the time or the resources to research the veracity of information they read or hear. If one cannot trust the media then they must seek out primary sources for their information. Crouse, when referring to…… [Read More]
GLO-BUS Strategic Plan GLO-BUS Strategic Plan
Our company employed a low-cost organization strategy. We are striving to accomplish minimal overall cost than opponents and appeal to a wide variety of customers, usually by underpricing opponents. Attempting to be the sector's overall low-cost provider has been a highly effective competitive approach in this market as there are many price-sensitive customers (Cunningham & Harney, 2012). We achieved a low-cost leadership and became the sector's lowest-cost organization, capitalizing on the lack of opponents with relatively low costs. Our strategic focus is meaningfully reduced costs than rivals -- in terms of affordability. In seeking a cost advantage over opponents, we incorporated features and services that customers consider essential. For highest possible efficiency, our company achieved the cost advantage in ways difficult for opponents to match or copy. If opponents find it relatively easy or affordable to mimic our low-cost methods, then our cost leadership…… [Read More]
Direct Memory Access (DMA) -- Designed for higher efficiency in programming tasks and the development of faster access speeds, DMA is memory that by definition is mapped directly from the microprocessor to the memory locations themselves, alleviating the need to go through specific programming and intermediary steps.
Seek time -- the amount of time required for a storage device to find a specific requested record or element of data. Seek times in disk drives are significantly different that DMA for example.
Rotational latency -- One of the three measures of performance for disk drives, rotational latency, seek time, and transfer time are all combined to quantify total disk drive performance. Rotational latency is the time required for the disk drives' electronics to place the correct head, sector and track information below the read/write head for accessing.
Transfer time -- in the context of disk drive performance, transfer time is the…… [Read More]
The managers at DigiSnap emphasized on this characteristic and drastically reduced operational costs, to culminate with a 22% reduction in the retail price. The endeavor gained them increased numbers of customers and a wider market coverage.
7. Product Strategies
We have placed increased emphasis on the four elements of the marketing mix -- product, place, promotions and price. The retail prices were established based on the variable pricing strategy, which sees that the costs to the final buyer will change whenever the expenditures incurred in the manufacturing and sale of the digital camera modify. Focus Point is able to implement such a strategy as it is already a strong presence within the market which bases its actions on sustainable financial figures. As a result of this, we do not have to allure customers through penetration pricing strategies, nor increase our revenues on the short run by implementing skimming pricing strategies.…… [Read More]
LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (BUS 520) ASSIGNMENT: CONFLICT RESOLUTION AT GENERAL HOSPITAL 1. DISCUSS THE CONFLICT THAT IS OCCURRING AT GENERAL HOSPITAL 2. DISCUSS THE CONFLICT Management STYLES THAT ARE EVIDENT IN THE CASE 3.
General Hospital is facing increased competition from better-equipped hospital facilities that have superior technology. Patient enrollment overall is down; the enrollment numbers are up for Medicaid and Medicare patients whose costs are not reimbursed at as high a rate as private patients. General Hospital must draw more high-paying patients to meet its expenses, or else it faces the risk of being closed down.
Mike Hammer has an extremely avoidant conflict management style as a CEO. Instead of dealing with the problems of General Hospital himself, he hires an intermediary, Marge Harding, to take unpopular measures such as cutting the hospital budget and staff numbers. Hammer knows that a cost reduction effort will result in undeniable…… [Read More]
Universal Serial us
State of Technology
Universal Serial us (US) is a plug-and-play interface between a computer and add-on devices (such as audio players, joysticks, keyboards, telephones, scanners, and printers). With US, a new device can be added to a computer without having to add an adapter card or turn the computer off. The first US 1.1 peripheral bus standard was developed in 1997 and the technology was made available without charge for all computer and device vendors (US, TechTarget). Starting in 1996, a few computer manufacturers started including US 1.1 support in their new machines. However, it wasn't until the release of the best-selling Apple iMac in 1998 that US became widespread.
US 1.1's speed was insufficient to support the most demanding PC user applications, such as digital image creation and web publishing, where multiple high-speed peripherals will be running simultaneously (Universal Serial us - FAQs). As a result,…… [Read More]
Boys on the Bus," by Timothy Crouse, is a story of Crouse's 1972 political campaign trip with Hunter Thompson. Both were writers for Rolling Stone, and Thompson gave Crouse the assignment of observing the press. He accomplishes this by riding in the bus and planes, covering the Nixon-McGovern presidential race and observing the journalists. His book is insightful and was a new idea at the time of writing. The idea of observing the press and writing about it was novel and it was received well by readers.
Crouse believes that after being on the road together for a period of time, the press took on a "pack journalism" character. He describes the journalists, as an entirety, believing the same rumors and rejecting others that they found undependable. Crouse attempts to discuss other stories that he has heard, sometimes not complimentary to "their" candidate. He finds that, "All the ones I…… [Read More]
BUS 599 Mod # 3 TD
Nadler-Tushman Congruence Model: General Motors
When General Motors began experiencing financial problems, it was dealing with a number of external circumstances beyond its immediate control. The economy had lapsed into a recession and available credit for consumers was particularly tight. Given that most consumers buy cars on credit, the already-weakened American automotive companies were dealt nearly fatal blows. However, GM was also helped in its recovery by a number of external factors, such as the increased demand for SUVs in China, a type of vehicle which General Motors has traditionally excelled in building. General Motors has established a strong presence in China, stronger than most of its major competitors. "GM's global sales figure for 2010 was a dramatic 12% increase from 2009, a year in which it closed factories and was forced to take aid from the U.S. government to…… [Read More]
The multiple -- the P/E ratio -- is indicative of the market's sentiment towards the future prospects of the company. If we take efficient market theory as gospel, then the earnings multiple reflects perfect information as an input to the market's view of the future prospects.
In a closely held small business, the earnings are known, but the market multiplier is not. Therefore a proxy is used. The proxy should be the most similar firm for which a multiple is publicly available.
The main advantage of this approach is that it is simple. There are only two variables and if a reasonable proxy can be found, then the result should also be reasonable. However, it is difficult to find suitable proxies for small businesses. Most publicly traded firms are not small businesses. ith different operations metrics, economies of scale, histories and competencies, even a medium-sized firm in the same industry…… [Read More]
The driver was wearing a lap seat belt and he was killed. ould passenger restraints have prevented injuries to the 25 passengers that were hurt? The NTSB reported that "…because a properly worn lap belt limits the motion of the pelvis relative to the upper body," those passengers belted in may have been "…whipped sideways by lateral crash forces" (10). That whipping action might have resulted in "high forces being concentrated on the head, possibly causing serious injury"; in other words, seat belts may have caused injuries much worse than were actually sustained (10).
As to motor coaches, the NTSB has recently closed down 26 discount motorcoach companies because of a number of violations: a) some drivers were simply not qualified to be driving a motorcoach, and were hired by supervisors that were irresponsible, hence the shut down of the company; b) limits on driving (without rest of…… [Read More]
Texas Business Organization Code
In a General Partnership all the partners (100%) must consent to an act which is outside the ordinary course of business of the partnership. Tex. Bus. Org. Code Sec. A152.209. (b)
The partnership is held liable for wrongful acts or omissions of a partner in the following circumstances: in the ordinary course of business of the partnership, or with the authority of the partnership. Tex. Bus. Org. Code. Sec. A152.303.(a) (1) (2)
The filing fee for a periodic report for a Limited Partnership required under Sec 153 is $50.00. Tex. Bus. Org. Code. Sec. 4.155. (9)
A Limited Liability Partnership registration is effective "until the first anniversary of the date of registration" (Tex. Bus. Org. Code. Sec.A 152.802.). Certain circumstances may alter this date including early revocation of registration; or renewal in accordance filed under subsection (g) which "continues an effective registration for one year after…… [Read More]
School uses Should Have Seat elts
Safety First on School uses
The golden rule of "Safety First" is repeated ad nauseum to children at home and at school, and the safety is consistently revealed as the top priority of anyone involved in the lives of children. However, while many extreme security measures are being implemented in schools for the purpose of increasing safety for children, other very basic safety needs are being overlooked. It is now common for metal detectors, security video cameras, on-campus security guards, and extreme safety precautions to be implemented in most schools. Of course, the more traditional safety measures, such as having a school nurse on campus, first aid kits in every classroom, regulations banning harmful substances like asbestos and lead paint, and strict rules preventing risky student behavior are also standard in every school. Parents also take extreme precautions to protect their children outside of…… [Read More]
Business Plan for E-Commerce Product
In the contemporary, there is a great need for consumer satisfaction and ease of access to products. With the advancement in technology, consumers demand for easy accessibility to products and service. The e-commerce product and service offering being presented in this case is mobile money transfer. It will be referred to as c-money. Basically, the consumers will be able to transfer funds through their mobile phones to other individuals, for transaction and billing payment and also forwarding such funds to their own bank accounts. The market that is fit for this service ranges to all industries and market segments. Any business set within any industry can employ this service to enable the consumers pay for their transactions and any billings sent to the consumers. Therefore, not only will the consumers be able to pay for the transactions through their phones, the…… [Read More]
Case Study Analysis
Parents and their children have the legal right to be free from danger in the school place environment, including school provided transportation (buses). In this case, Alice was sexually assaulted by Chris, a student with a known history of sexual assault. The usual attendant riding the bus was absent on the day of the assault and the school did not supply a replacement. Having a window of opportunity, Chris used it to assault Alice. The protective plan that the district was supposed to use was not enforced. For that reason, the plaintiffs have cause to sue.
Alice and her parents are the plaintiffs and the school district is the defendant. The plaintiffs are suing for damages related to negligence and willful and wanton misconduct. The cause of the suit is the fact that the daughter was assaulted by a student during a period on…… [Read More]
GLO BU Marketing Plans
Marketing trategy -- Glo Bus
ummary- Glo-Bus is a U.. based international digital-camera company with production operations in Taiwan. The industry is cyclical and highly competitive with a market growing 8-10% per annum and heavily price elastic due to volume and technological improvements in digital phone devices.
Target Customers- Digital camera customers are typically more sophisticated and technologically savvy than the general population. They research products thoroughly prior to purchase and fall within the Early Adapter or Early Majority segmentation model. Most are college educated (or equivalent) who are either professional photographers or highly skilled amateurs with household incomes in excess of $75,000.
Unique elling Proposition- Because of the heavy competition and price wars between mart Phones and other camera manufacturers, the UP for Glo-Bus is based on gleaning a competitive edge: "Glo-Bus -- Don't just shoot it -- experience it."
Pricing and Positioning- While Glo-Bus…… [Read More]
Level 5 Leadership: Which is harder to cultivate within yourself: humility or will?
Level 5 leadership involves what Collins (2001) calls the "paradoxical blend of humility and will," (p. 13). As a result, Level 5 leaders are "a study in duality," as they exhibit other binaries, such as being both humble and fearless; both modest and willful (Collins, 2001). The complexity of human character makes it possible to hold two seemingly disparate qualities in check at any one time, knowing exactly when, how, and why to turn on one binary (like humility) versus the other. Collins expands upon the concept of Level 5 leadership in the opening sections of From Good to Great because Level 5 leadership is central to effectively motivating others and promoting the values of an organization.
Both humility and will are difficult qualities to perfect. All leaders possess both humility and will to a greater or…… [Read More]
Mandatory Drug Testing
In certain professional occupations, mandatory drug testing is not only a good idea, it is very important to public safety. There are good arguments on both sides as to whether all professional athletes should be tested for drugs -- or whether high school athletes should be tested. And in the business world, one could argue that drug testing is an invasion of privacy, and unless an employee is acting irresponsibly and clearly is ineffective, there is no good reason to require regular (or even sporadic) drug testing. But this paper takes the position that employees in certain professions -- airline pilots, bus drivers and heavy equipment operators -- should accept that mandatory drug testing is part of the job. The public safety is vastly more important than concerns over personal privacy issues, hence, the need for mandatory drug testing.
The Literature on Mandatory Drug Testing -- Airline…… [Read More]
Product strategy: Differentiation
Differentiation is an important part of Glo-Bus Games strategy regarding the marketing of its cameras. The product strategy is currently divided into two groups: entry level cameras for new users and cameras with multiple features for more experienced users. The entry-level cameras are at a lower price point because they offer fewer product capabilities and less sophisticated designs. Not only is the technology less complex, thus supporting a lower price point, but it is less likely to intimidate new users with more accessible design features.
However, the camera brand is not solely directed at new users. The overall product strategy is to entice people to use the brand when they are just beginning to explore photography as a hobby and then gradually move on to the more expensive and complex designs. For more advanced users, the product offers more features and the target user is…… [Read More]
1% greater than the Texas average.
The cost of living in Canyon is 2.6% less than the national average.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100.If the region shows a cost of living index that is lower than 100, it means it is living below national standard, and the reverse shows it is living above national standards. Canyon's living standard is 97, which shows that it is living below average national standards. At the same time, however, it is significantly greater than cost of living in Texas in general. Its groceries, its goods, and its transportation are one or more notches higher than Texas in general. Its housing index is considerably higher. Its utilities index is however significantly lower than Texas and certainly than the Nation as a whole. Its health care index is also slightly lower than Texas in general.
Misc. The price…… [Read More]
brand strategy is a challenging task for many companies but it is a vital step in giving the company an identity of its own. It is this identity that is repeatedly communicated thought the business life. Developing a brand management strategy involves applying marketing techniques to a brand, or a product with the intention of giving it a unique image and to set it apart from the competitors. We will focus on the competitive analysis or model analysis that will briefly introduce our project, the competition or model, as well as describing the strengths and weaknesses of the competition or model.
The group is intending to come up with the shuttle bus service which is to serve the York collage, its student as well as staff. This shuttle bus service will transport valid students and staff from York College to predetermined stops in the area. By doing so, the shuttle…… [Read More]
Outsourcing the System Needs of a Fleet of School Buses to a Contracted Company
This paper explores the advantages and disadvantages to owning and operating a fleet of school buses and outsourcing the system needs to a contracted company. The writer examines the positive aspects of each option and discusses the negative aspects of each one. There were three sources used to complete this paper.
America's economy has been in a slump for several years now and with that the school budgets across the country are being reevaluated to reduce spending as much as possible. One aspect of the public school systems that is being examined is the issue of transportation. School buses have long since been a point of controversy during school bus discussions each year. School bus transportation becomes a bone of contention in many fiscal debates. The districts that provide transportation for its students must locate and…… [Read More]
Though the female did sustain damages when the bus dropped into the ditch, her damages were not inflicted via negligent behavior on the part of the driver.
Given the facts presented in this case, the injured female will not prevail in a lawsuit for negligence against the driver of the bus.
Fair Test's defense in the copyright violation action brought by the College Board will fail at trial. Though some College Board data is readily available to the public, Fair Test took advantage of said data to propound a thesis without securing explicit permission from the College Board via the method devised by the College Board for release of their copywritten and proprietary data.
To protect his interest in commercial building in the area rumored to fall under the auspices of residential building only by the City Planning Commission Hardy should expedite the closing process on the land for which…… [Read More]
Engineering Materials: High Strength Steel and Bus Seat Frames
The purpose of this paper is to conduct research and the review the findings. This paper seeks an understanding of the engineering material of high strength steel, the process in which it is made and the items it is used to build specifically that of bus seat frames. Over the course of the research, it is has been determined that high strength steel is effective when used in building lightweight yet safe and sturdy bus seat frames. This construct lends to the overall safety of buses using this material, specifically in existing models found in buses designed by a company called Fainsa located in Barcelona, Spain. This paper explores the process and design of these seats by looking at the process in which high strength steel is created. By understanding how high strength steel is made, one can better understand its…… [Read More]
Transition Experiences for Students with Disabilities
Several years ago I was privileged to teach students with cognitive disabilities in Korea. I taught in an after school program for high school students. As I thought about the subjects that were being taught, I realized that no provisions were made to provide opportunities for the students to interact within the community setting.
Even though most of the students were going to work in a sheltered workshop after graduation, a need existed for them to learn "community skills" such as paying for things with their own money, using public transportation, and interacting with various residents of the neighborhood. It was there that my strong belief that cognitively impaired students should have chances to engage in as many "normal" activities as possible as long as the students were not confused or upset by the situation or were subject to negative comments, etc. from others.…… [Read More]
If this is indeed the case, Leach is within his rights to appeal for an overturn of his conviction. The Fourth Amendment protects travellers from unwarranted police searches, which appears to be what happened in this case.
The Fourth Amendment then protects the rights of individuals to reasonable expectation of privacy. While Archibald Leach voluntarily yielded his luggage for investigation, the search itself was not conducted in a legal manner if there was neither warrant, reasonable suspicion or probable cause. The case does not mention any of these, based upon which the conclusion can be that Leach has sound grounds for appeal.
Criminal Law Lawyer ource. (2009). earch Warrant. http://www.criminal-law-lawyer-source.com/terms/search-warrant.html
Farlex, Inc. (2009). Probable Cause. The Free Dictionary. http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Probable+cause 'Lectric Law Library's Lexicon. (2009). "Confession." http://www.lectlaw.com/def/c274.htm
Rice, Beverly. (2009). When can the police stop and frisk you on the street? upreme Court Articles. http://www.legalzoom.com/legal-articles/when-police-frisk-you.html
Walker, Jayme . (1998, Dec…… [Read More]
All the way home, the worst case scenarios ran through my head.
Although Allen and I tried to keep up an air of optimism, I was envisioning "Amber Alert issued for six-year-old Emily - believed to have been abducted on her way home from school" rolling across the television screen.
As we neared the house, we could see a small crowd and approximately half a dozen police cars. When we walked in my wife came running up to me and as I hugged her I scanned the room. Two police officers were talking to Jan. Three officers were talking to my parents and in-laws who had come over as soon as Sara had called. Several other officers were snooping around various rooms, including Emily's, I guess looking for clues and/or evidence.
Around 7pm, the phone rang. It was a police officer from school. Apparently, the bus driver was late for…… [Read More]
The First Day
The little fat girl cried on the first day of kindergarten. And not just a little snivel, but a loud full throated 62 pound ear shattering temper tantrum that clearly bespoke the message to anyone who was listening & #8230;GET ME THE HELL OUTTA HERE!....NOW! I remember my stomach churning like the ocean off the southern tip of the African continent. I can still see her in my mind; she wore a red dress and black shoes. Her hair was as dark as her mood.
I can see us now, Miss Klafkey's class, all dressed up with nowhere to hide. There was a general sense of anxiety amongst us all, a pervasive sense of doom. I think we were all wondering the same thing; what does she know that we don't know?
It wasn't long before others were crying too, including mothers. My fellow condemned…… [Read More]
The project parameters involved in overhauling a luxury tour bus, like any complex project, are bound by the limitations of scope, schedule, and cost. Also known as the triple constraint, a project's size, deadline for completion, and budgetary boundaries work in tandem so that a project manager cannot make alterations to one without necessarily affecting the others. Because controlling a project's scope is integral to effectively managing the other aspects of the triple constraint, many project managers prefer to develop a detailed Statement of Work (SOW) to clearly define every task necessary for project completion (Schwalbe, 2011). The following report details the impact of these limiting factors on the current luxury tour bus renovation project by examining each element of the triple constraint individually, while an SOW has been provided to describe the processes used throughout the life of the project.
Luxury Tour Bus enovation Project:
Budget: A…… [Read More]
These sheets contain information regarding a substances hazard class and steps an employee or organization should take if any person is exposed to the hazardous substance in question. Also provided is detailed information regarding the handling and care of hazardous materials.
HAZMAT Training equirements
It is absolutely essential to the livelihood and well being of employees and organizations that anyone involved in transporting hazmat is adequately tested, trained and certified. Training can mean the difference between life and death for individuals working with hazardous materials. Fortunately there are federal and state regulations that currently govern the types of training employers must offer with respect to hazmat. This training is standardized to ensure that ell people handling hazardous materials are adequately informed and trained regarding transportation, handling and any problems they might encounter during daily operations with hazmat materials.
HAZMAT training is any training for employees that operate a motor vehicle…… [Read More]
After some ineffective negotiating with the police both Sandro and a passenger on board of the bus get killed.
The main concept of the movie revolves around the unjust system; the blind Brazilian authorities that single-handedly create criminals by neglecting and aggressing most of the poor people instead of creating ways of improving their lives.
Favela Rising" is yet another motion picture intended to expose the truth concerning the Latin-American slums. The action again takes place in Rio de Janeiro, but the intriguing part about the film is that it is a documentary which tells the story of Anderson Sa, a former drug dealer from the Vigario Geral district.
Anderson had been living in a favela in Rio de Janeiro when he heard that his brother has been accidentally shot in the middle of a gang war. Just as the characters in the previous movies and in Carolina's book, Anderson…… [Read More]
Clearly, the disadvantages of conducting interviews to interpret history is that often, memories become cloudy and/or lost, and people, as they age, remember things differently. Therefore, some of these memories could be faulty, or at least flawed, and yet, there is no mention of that in the book. There are also quotes in the interviews, and it is hard to imagine that anyone could remember exact words after even 10, 15, or 20 years after the incidents occurred. That means that some of these interviews, although they certainly mean well, could be inconsistent, and that takes away some of the historic notability of this book.
In conclusion, this is a very emotional and personal look into the Civil ights Movement and how it began, grew, and helped obtain equal rights for Black Americans. The author interviewed some of the most influential people in the Civil ights Movement, and their memories…… [Read More]
As has been mentioned throughout this thesis, the entire aspect of mass customization as it relates to the development of a stable quote-to-order process throughout manufacturing is critical. In this specific area is where many manufacturers face the dilemma of being entirely project-based in their manufacturing and business strategy approach or move more towards functional manufacturing with the exception being mass customization and a more fluid, agile, quote-to-order process. Figure 1 shows this dilemma graphically.
Source: LWC esearch
Figure 1: Manufacturer's dilemma regarding mass customization and channel implications of integration
Underscoring the synchronization of ESB hubs and accompanying use of state engines to unify channels and ensure complex processes including order-to-cash, inquiry-to-order, inquiry-to-cash, and many others. The span of integration that manufacturers are achieving with ESB platform integration in support of these core business processes is also illustrated in Figure 2, an example of a Brokered ESB Pattern Model, from…… [Read More]
Performance Measurement for Project Management
Every enterprise which employs a diverse and multifaceted workforce to facilitate organization, production, and service, from major international corporations to local community churches, utilizes a concept known as performance management to maximize their efficiency and effectiveness. The field of performance management has been defined by managerial researchers as a "strategic and integrated approach to increasing the effectiveness of companies by improving the performance of the people who work in them and by developing the capabilities of teams and individual contributors" (Armstrong and Baron, 1998), and the technique has been used since the 1970's by businesses seeking to improve their organizational results. For the sake of the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino's proposed luxury tour bus renovation project, it is essential to examine the complex issue of performance management from the varying perspectives of the different stakeholders involved, including the project's sponsors (MGM Grand Hotel and…… [Read More]
My organization is Miami-Dade Transit, for which I am a bus operator. The Transit system is an independent operating entity within the government of Miami-Dade County. Leadership of this company is typically appointed, and this was the case of the current Director, Ysela Llort. She was posted to the position at Transit in February 2012, after a career spanning many different units within the county, including Public Works, Aviation and Seaport, as well as an earlier role at Transit. Her background is diverse enough that she not only can effectively manage the transit system for one of the most highly-populated counties in the country but also that she can perform a role as liaison with the county, the government entity that funds and provides oversight for the Transit division. This paper will examine the leadership style of Ms. Llort, in the context of my experiences working there.
Leadership Style…… [Read More]
Activity and Summary
The first activity in which a campus administrator must coordinate that I participate in deals with afterschool bussing. My duties for this activity include ensuring that a peaceful order is established as parents pick up their children and others are placed on the right busses. This activity is for 300 students K-6th grade.
The second activity of this nature, deals with a process called Test Sophistication. This afterschool activity is aimed at improving test scores for high achieving middle school students. The Assistant Principal (AP), is charge of this activity and I assist in teaching in this program. Cosden et al. (2004) suggested that these types of afterschool programs are beneficial for development. They wrote "After-school homework programs can provide students with structure, supervision, academic assistance, and the opportunity to learn study skills. At their best, participation in after-school homework programs can help students maintain…… [Read More]
Allard, Harry and James Marshall. Miss Nelson Is Missing. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. Print.
Miss Nelson is a non-threatening instructor whose students take advantage of her gentle personality by misbehaving. One day Miss Nelson disappears and is replaced by an ill-tempered substitute, Miss Viola Swamp, who makes the children appreciate their good-natured teacher. The book is designed for primary and early elementary readers.
Beaumont, Karen. I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! Florida: Harcourt, Inc. 2005. Print.
A little boy has been caught and chastised for decorating his home with a box of paints. His mother takes the paint set away from him and tells him, "Ya ain't gonna paint no more!" He soon reacquires the box of paints and becomes busily engaged in painting himself from head to toe. Preschool children will enjoy this book.
Carle, Eric. The Very Hungry Caterpillar. New York: Collins Publishers.…… [Read More]
There are always real human problems that might prevent someone from making a deadline, including car trouble, sick children, and a plethora of other issues that might arise and that are completely uncontrollable. Though Kim could have made better choices in getting her paper in on time, Professor Freud should not have a policy that completely disregards an entire course's worth of performance for one deadline.
Philip, Arnold's friend, has the least amount of responsibility in this scenario. Cindy, Kim's friend, is also partially responsible for failing to take Kim home when she repeatedly asked. In addition, her husband bears a fair share of the responsibility for refusing to hand over the car keys. Phillip, however, was only involved in increasing Arnold's insecurities about his wife. Arnold could just as easily have trusted his wife, or spoken to her more honestly and calmly about his insecurities, but it was not…… [Read More]
Schools today are under pressure to provide students with the maximum opportunity for as broad as possible an education. At the same time, the school environment and classroom are relatively safe and protected, but also restrictive in terms of insulating students from the world in general. To strike a balance between safety and learning, teachers often elect to include excursions beyond the boundaries of the school. These field trips are designed to provide students with a practical learning experience to supplement the information they are expected to internalize within the classroom. To maximize the positive effects of this experience, the Western Australian Department of Education has created a policy document to divulge the specific requirements for student safety during such trips.
This is then also the stated background of the policy, in that any risk factors related to excursions outside the school premises need to mitigated in such a way…… [Read More]
They may be quite good at meeting deadlines and have solid attention to detail yet they will not put their strengths to good use in order to truly invest in themselves or the company. These employees will understand the company's purpose and hedgehog concept but may not truly grasp how to apply it to the work that they do each day (i.e. How does making this copy contribute to the overall purpose of the company?). They may not be able to see how the job that they do ties into the big picture of what the company is striving to achieve.
Persons who treat the job as if it is just a job will often be undisciplined in their personal lives. They will not have a solid purpose or direction and may respond to life's stressors in a frantic and haphazard manner. They may also be rigid and inflexible when…… [Read More]
Parents Magazine (2008):
I am Toddler, Hear me Roar: Learning to Live With and Love Your Toddler"
The Terrible Twos: A Preview of the Teenage Years
Angry. Opinionated. Possessing a unique will and capabilities. Ready to explore the world, regardless of whether his or her parents think he or she is ready to do so. Although this description may seem to fit the profile of the typical adolescent, it is also a fair description of toddlers as well. Toddlerhood is the first major stage of childhood development when children are learning how to test their limits and stretch and grow as people by taking risks. As any parent knows, every toddler's favorite word is a decided 'no,' usually uttered in a very loud and declarative tone! Parents are often frustrated during this period of their child's development, as they strike a balance between encouraging the toddler's independence while still striving…… [Read More]
cars in the 20th century, man has always been in a hurry to cover more distance and save more time. This allowed man to populate different areas without even minding the distance from his daily destination, either work or leisure. Suburbs were developed, far flanged areas were reached, industries flourished in and out of the cities, the economy reached new heights among other improvement and speed was the primary ingredient for all of these developments.
Trains cars and other vehicles of transport became a practical means of living, studying, and working, at times, the site of urban behaviours and could be observed as an effect for the speedily modernising city itself. The impact of this sense of dependence of man towards his traveling machine has completely altered his perception about its real use and advantage. Traveling in trains, cars or any other means of transport has become more of a…… [Read More]
Long-Term Employees: Long-Term Employees, Sacred Cows?
There are those that believe that long-term employees become sacred cows of an organization. They have staying power not because of what they do but more because of who they know. Does this impact a corporation's bottom line? It can, but not in a positive way. A corporations ultimate success is dependent upon it's ability to hire and retain long-term employees that are great, competent and motivated outside of the function of the task at hand.
For a company to lead and excel in any industry it must hire the right kind of people for the job. These people are by nature self-motivated, skilled and naturally inquisitive and hard working. These are the type of employees that ultimately stay with a corporation for a long time. They are the true initiators of change and the individuals most likely to accept and work change to…… [Read More]
The most convincing interpretation might be that, as she contended, she did not foresee the consequences. Parks stated that "it was not a time for me to be planning to get arrested." (Reader 2005). So, if she was not considering the consequences, then she was not thinking rationally; if she was not thinking rationally, according to Aristotle, then she was not behaving virtuously. Since we should probably use Parks' own words as the best evidence, we should conclude that Aristotle would not consider her a particularly virtuous individual.
Confucius, alternatively, maintained that all human morality was held together by a single concept: ren, or natural humanistic love. Simply put, ren is a love and respect for all things human. To Confucius, a person can only achieve ren if they undergo an attainment of knowledge to the point where they reach a workable grasp of the place for each form of…… [Read More]
Problems and risks related to contracted a new company relate both to cost, safety measures and legal liability. The primary consideration is cost, as this is the major problem related to the issue mentioned above. The first requirement for the new company would then have to be a cost that is as close as possible to the price to date charged by Walkers Ausgas before the increase. Being a transport company, safety is also of utmost importance. Hence, it has to be ensured that the new company will deliver a service either of similar or higher quality than Walkers Ausgas. Pricing and quality therefore have to be in optimal balance in order to minimize the risk of legal liability.
pecifically then, the risks include the following:
afety is one of the most important issues at Kingsgrove. Ensuring that proper testing and certification measures are in place minimizes the…… [Read More]
Government of Western Australia Department of Education's Excursions: Off School Site Activities. The document describes the policies and procedures necessary for off school site activities.
Background of the Policy
It is recognized that off school site excursions have higher degrees of risk than being at the school. However, the Department of Education recognizes that off school site excursions can provide significant learning opportunities, so it does not want to eliminate them because of the risk. Therefore, it has promulgated regulations to minimize the risk during these excursions.
Purpose/Objective of My eport
The objective of this report is to provide a brief overview of the Department of Education's approach to excursions.
The document describes excursions as beginning with a teacher-in-charge, who is responsible for the investigation into the risks inherent with the excursion. Some of the excursions may be overnight, and those excursions require a special analysis of the risk.…… [Read More]
"Contention for shared resources significantly impedes the efficient operation of multicore processors" (Fedorova, 2009). The authors of "Managing Contention for Shared Resources on Multicore Processors" (Fedorova, 2009) found that shared cache contention as well as prefetching hardware and memory interconnects were all responsible for performance degradation. After implementing a pain, sensitivity and intensity, model to test applications, the authors discovered that high miss rate applications must be kept apart and not co-scheduled on the same domain (memory). Therefore, the management of how the applications were scheduled by the scheduler would mitigate the performance degradation of the cache lines and the applications on the processors.
The authors built a prototype scheduler, called Distributed Intensity Online (DIO) that distributes intensive (high latest level cache (LLC) miss rates) after measuring online miss rates of the application. With the execution of eight different workloads for testing, the DIO improved workload performance by…… [Read More]
Though TJ played a minor role, his character was very important for the overall depiction of life during this period. He wanted the white people to accept him as one of their own and for this, he betrayed Stacey and joined the white boys. Despite this act, Stacey and the Logan family felt sad for TJ and genuinely wanted to help them out. They understood the motive and reasons for his behavior and empathized with him. This empathy wass also the primary reason for Papa Logan to set fire to his farm so that he can be protected from brutal punishment by the white people.
This character is a stark contrast against Jeremy Simms. Jeremy wanted to be friends with the Logans because he liked them and he felt that their company would make him happy. On the other hand, TJ befriended the white boys because he wanted to be…… [Read More]
To the extent the program provides a means of access to mainstream financial services (as intended), it is likely to be extremely beneficial. The article does not provide sufficient information for readers to form an opinion as to whether the more detailed elements described are necessarily the best way to implement the program. One alternative mentioned by the author is to establish the accounts later rather than necessarily at birth. Likewise, there is insufficient information to allow an appraisal of other elements of practicality such as the exact amount of each account. In general, however, any means of assisting children born into poverty by increasing their access to mainstream financial services would seem to be a beneficial and worthwhile goal.
Personal Fiscal Practices and Management after Completing BUS 1000
My personal fiscal practices and management have changed recently, partly because of the current economic recession and even more so since…… [Read More]
I rode the LA MetroRail line from downtown to North Hollywood and back. I rode the line on a Saturday morning. The route goes mostly through Hollywood and that area, serving a number of different neighborhoods along the way. The train is a fairly typical subway experience like I've had in many other cities. The car was half full at any given time, which I was expecting since it was an off-peak hour.
I saw a lot of different people along the way. The majority, arguably, were just ordinary people going to and from work, or their daily chores. They clearly came from a wide variety of backgrounds, and some ethnicities were fairly clear to identify while I would say that others were not as clear. People in LA come from all over the world, and I think that there was fairly broad representation of different groups on…… [Read More]
Network Design Consultation
Design recommended for the client
The requirement of the client of the small billing business shall deserve a tailored system for his network design. This compels for network similar for a small office management process. Shall has a variety of the components suited in their places. The network shall facilitate the process of file sharing, internet access, connection to a networked printer, maintain a basic, secure environment and facilitate a multiple email addresses. The application of the client/server system shall prove vital for the entire process of the design work considering the laid requirement by the clients. The client specifies that the numbers of the user are three. This leads to the categorization as the multiple user networks (Kennington, 2011).
The design focuses majorly on the speed of the hard disk, the quality on the networks and the vital feature of the workstation to enable smooth operation.…… [Read More]
Landon Carter's Character through
Erik Erikson's stages of development
Erik Erikson was an American developmental psychologist who was born in Germany and went to postulate eight stages of psychological development. He developed a model that talked about the eight stages every human passes through as he grows. These stages depict and analyze a person's life from when they are baby till they die. It mentions how in every stage a person is presented with problems and challenges. Every stage depicts a crisis which has to be resolved or else it will create problems in the next stage. Thus, for a person to attain a positive personality they need to attain positive goals of that stage and progress smoothly to the next one. (osenthal, Gurney, & Moore 2)
A Walk to emember is a popular romantic drama movie released in 2002. With the setting in North Carolina, the movie revolves around…… [Read More]
Story Pitch: Supporting the Development of Hell's Kitchen
Today, more and more people are acutely conscious of the need to improve the lives of residents of our inner cities. This proposed story will showcase the positive activism surrounding the development of the Hudson Yards Business Improvement District (BID), including the "open space" movement to bring more parks and preserved greenery the neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen so residents can exercise, enjoy time with their children, and experience a respite from the pressures of their lives. At a time when people are growing increasingly cynical about the ability of government to help them, they are crying out to hear a story like this, one which indicates how local residents can make a change. BID is committed to providing district-wide services for community improvement and will extend from West 30th Street to West 42nd Street, from Ninth Avenue to the east side of…… [Read More]
Curious young astronomers who ask, "what are stars made of?" And "Why do astronauts float in space?" will find answers here. A brief survey of the universe in a question and answers format.
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 28 pages
Tayleur, K. Excuses! Survive and Succeed by David Montimore Baxter. (Mankato, MN) Stone Arch Books: 2007
Young David Mortimore Baxter, who knows how to stay out of trouble, shares excuses for avoiding chores, bullies, homework, and vegetarian dinners. David experiences his fifteen minutes of fame and the impacts it has on his friends and family.
Reading level: 9-12
Paperback: 80 pages
Williams, M. The Velveteen Rabbit. Square Fish: 2008.
By the time the velveteen rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic of love. The original "Toy Story."
Reading level: Ages…… [Read More]
Another organizational behavior theory that can be positively applied to support the idea according to which as service charge on the bill is more appropriate than under the table tipping is the equity theory. The equity theory proposes a ratio according to which the individual's outcomes divided by the individual's own inputs is equal to the relational partner's outcomes divided by the relational partner's inputs. This type of organizational behavior theory tends to connect closer the members of a team in an organization, as well as the inputs and correlated outcomes. This is also valid for a restaurant.
In fact, such a theory would actually propose that the service charge that is placed on the bill will be shared among the participants in the process according to their contribution to the final outcome, which is the sum received from the client. Who is to make this decision? Something similar to…… [Read More]
Now, at 16, having returned again to her parents' home with Drake, she "has agreed to earn her GED and enroll in a vocational school to train for a job" and to thereby increase her current cognitive skills. However, "her classes begin a week from now; she has not made arrangements for Drake's care while she is in class." This lack of planning and preparation for long periods of the day away from Drake could be seen as a sign that Katie lacks problem-solving skills for a 16-year-old that should have been mostly learned at Erickson's Stage 4 (6-10 years old). A more likely explanation though is that care-giving, an activity Katie is uninterested in and performs poorly or not at all, properly belongs to Erikson's Stage 6, Early Adulthood (ages 18-34), Katie has not yet reached that stage even chronologically (obviously, she is completely unprepared for it emotionally, or…… [Read More]
he was lucky too that a dedicated and gifted teacher came his way who recognized his skills and effort fully interceded on his behalf.
If not for Jack MacFarland, ose may never have gone onto Loyola or become the kind of person that he became today.
In contrast, ichard odriquez's memoir "the achievement of desire" derogates education and amplifies the true value of the 'ordinary' person that is often overlooked...
The two articles have one thing in common: both indicate that there is more thantn one kind of knowledge and that we do ill by abrogating people's capacities and skills to a Western construct of 'knowledge'.
The conventional school system, at least in the Western world, perceives 'knowledge' to be comprised of certain skills in certain subjects at a certain level that they rate to be applicable This they have pronounced to be the 'norm' and so anything that…… [Read More]
Corrections/Police - Criminal Justice
Innocents Project Exoneration
On November 19, 1991, 14-year-old Cateresa Matthews left her great-grandmother's house in Dixmoor, Illinois. She was not seen again until December 8, 1991, when her body was found on a well-worn path running along I-57 as it passes through Dixmoor. "She had been shot in the mouth at close range with a .25 caliber pistol. She was also an apparent victim of sexual assault, as her body was naked from the waist down. A pair of white panties was found around her right ankle, and her jeans were draped across her chest. Seminal fluid was recovered from the vaginal and rectal swab of the victim" (obert Taylor, n.d).
The police made no arrests and apparently had no leads in the case for over ten months, until October 20, 1992. On that date, a police report specified that Keno Barnes, 15, supposedly…… [Read More]