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In the conclusion to his book Nobodies, John Bowe argues that the vast inequalities of wealth and power in the globalized world make the common arguments for "free markets" and "free trade" highly suspect. In fact, he sees labor coercion as well as environmental degradation as the likely result if global regulations are not placed over the global marketplace.
Bowe has the stronger argument here. As he states, "People like Friedman and many world and business leaders might honestly believe in freedom and justice as much as anyone else. They just have the benefit
What Bowe is pointing out is that not just the Friedmans, but also typical Americans have no idea how the people that make their goods live, whether in Tulsa or in Saipan. The critics are usually white males and epublican who have never left the United States. They do not know and do not want…… [Read More]
narrative introduction conclusion analyzing Janson Medical Clinic. Be address paper: - Wha
It is quite obvious from reading the case study regarding the Janson Medical Clinic that there are a number of points of dissatisfaction it is creating within its customer base. The good news about this situation, however, is that this dissatisfaction largely stems from the process design that patients have to go through to receive treatment. The part of a customer satisfaction survey that the organization issued that relates to the treatment and care of its patients shows the least amount of dissatisfaction. Thus, it definitely seems possible to focus on the positive response from the treatment and care of customers, while making some systemic improvements to the process design whereby patients receive care, and to improve the lot of this organization as a whole.
The principle conclusions that one can draw from the satisfaction survey results are…… [Read More]
minumun 3 level heading (conclusion level heading. apa style. topic "Post traumatic stress disorder real hype?" ethical model outline I attached write paper.
Present day society has problems identifying the exact factors related to Post-traumatic stress disorder because people are unable to reach a solid conclusion regarding its existence. Although it has been accepted by the medical world and introduced into the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders, there is still a great deal of individuals expressing doubt regarding the malady's existence. People today experience PTSD in a more diverse range of environments and this makes it difficult for doctors to be able to provide clear diagnostics when they come across patients displaying symptoms characteristic to the disorder. American involvement in conflicts in the Middle East has made it possible for the world to acknowledge the fact that stressing events are actually capable to induce states of terror in…… [Read More]
What inspiration and creativity will the next generation of artists utilize in forming their great works and how will the world perceive their masterpieces.
Art Compilation Book Conclusion
After completing this course I can honestly say that my educational horizon has been expanded. Exploring the vast world of modern art and observing the strange yet innovative techniques used by modern artists has only inspired my personal pursuits and desires to implement such forms within my own art.
As this collection is concluded, I cannot help but think back on Janine Antoni's "Tightrope." This incredible image captures the true heart of modern artwork. Taken directly from Jeanine's imagination and desires to touch the horizon, she transformed this desire into a physical form by spreading out a tightrope across the horizon. She then proceeded to walk across the rope and at times her feet dip from the ocean and then rise to…… [Read More]
Conclusion and Assessment to Experiment
The experiment as described provides strong support for the idea that temperature directly affects coralline health and that even relatively small rises in temperature can have devastating effects on corals (and coral reefs) because such a shift in temperature has the effect of destroying the relationship between the corals and small symbionts that live in the corals. Rising temperatures drive the symbionts out of the corals, and it is this fleeing of the small co-habitants of the coral reefs that producing the lightening of "bleaching" effect that is a definitive indicator of coral harm or death.
The experimental data provided indicate that at 26 degrees and 28 degrees Celsius, there was no colour change in the coral (Catalaphyllia jardinei). This met the expectations of the experiment, given that this temperature is within the temperature tolerance for this coral and its symbionts. Since the…… [Read More]
the characteristic of a crooked antenna was selected with each parent. The dominant trait came out to be no antenna. The recessive trait came out to be the crooked antenna. The heterozygote phenotype came out to be no antenna. The phenotypes of the offspring came out to be the crooked antenna in each one of the samples. This is the same phenotype of all the parents. The mode of inheritance came out to be autosomal. At least one of the parents had to have the dominant trait of no antenna and at least one of the parents had to have the recessive trait of crooked antenna.
the characteristic of eye color was selected with each parent. The dominant trait came out to be orange. The recessive trait came out to be red. And the heterozygote phenotype came out to be orange. The phenotype of red eye color was…… [Read More]
Rule, (3) Analysis, (4) Conclusion. The Issue phrased form a question. (Example: "as client Negligent caused accident talking cell phone?") The Rule law applies case.
Google's online book searching service -- does it infringe copyright?
Google's decision to scan millions of books and to make it possible for individuals to search them online was largely believed to be irresponsible at the time when it was first discussed in 2004. This idea saw rapid progress and one can presently search information in largely any book by using the company's mediums. hile the concept seemed absurd in its early years, it gradually came to be more and more popular and it is presently used by numerous persons who feel that it is perfectly normal for them to have access to it.
Issue -- is Google guilty for negatively impacting the rights of individuals in charge of copyrights concerning its medium designed to…… [Read More]
In The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor, David S. Landes analyzes the distribution of wealth in his study of world economics. Landes writes that the key to the current inequality between the rich and poor nations of the world stems directly from the industrial revolution, in which some countries made the leap to industrialization and became extremely rich, while other countries failed to adapt and remained poor.
Landes concludes that the achievements of Western nations are rooted in culture, rather than just technology. Therefore, he believes they could have taken place nowhere else because technology itself is just a product of culture. The values that produced scientific and industrial progress also produced the entire culture of modernity. ecause of these values, Landes says, Western civilization provided better for its people than any other.
The West grew with more wealth,…… [Read More]
American Studies Preface and Conclusion
Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and most of the other Founders of the country did not intend for it to be a democracy with equal rights for all citizens, although some like Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine did. Like the Quakers, they were ahead of their time in supporting human rights for blacks and Native Americans, which did not exist in reality during the 18th and 19th Centuries. Racism and discrimination existed in America since the colonial period, long before it became an urban, industrial economy, and at the time the country was founded, almost all blacks were slaves. Nor did the most of the Founders wish to extend equal voting rights to all whites, but only those who owned property. Real democracy in the U.S. came only very gradually, with the granting of equal voting and civil rights to women, minorities and the lower classes,…… [Read More]
settle the (questions)?
How did the author reach the conclusion?
Is there another way to interpret the information? Concepts
What is the main idea?
What are we taking it for granted?
What assumptions have led the author to his/her conclusions?
If someone is accepting the author's position, what would be the implications?
If someone is not accepting the author's position, what would be the implications?
From what point-of-view is the author looking at the issue?
Is there another point-of-view that I should consider?
This paper is review of an article in various perspectives. The review highlights the aims and objectives of the article, the information collected and presented the likely inferences from the article and implications. The purpose of paper is to apply the concepts of article review and analysis on one or few articles.
This paper is the review of article Cyber bullying: An old…… [Read More]
Obesity has become a global epidemic, “a complex condition, one with serious social and psychological dimensions, that affects virtually all age and socioeconomic groups and threatens to overwhelm both developed and developing countries,” (WHO, 2018). Because many, if not most, cases of obesity can be prevented and the resulting health problems mitigated, it is important to raise awareness and have a comprehensive public health intervention plan. This research contributes to the growing body of evidence on the importance of public health interventions and especially for preventative care.
Health literacy and other preventative methods can be applied in culturally appropriate ways to tackle the problem of obesity. To be culturally appropriate, public health interventions also need to take into account variables like gender, ethnicity, age, and socioeconomic class: all of which have an influence on how health information is communicated but also on diet and lifestyle norms.
An integrated model…… [Read More]
SENSIBILITY AND PAUL DE MAN "CONCLUSIONS"
Despite the fact that De man was not a trained philosopher his post war theoretical work is majorly concerned with the nature of the subject and the language in addition to the role played by language and subject in the larger epistemological question of how and what one can claim to know. As a scholar in the field of literature, however, he often took his departure from, and kept returning to, the problems that mostly affect literature in terms of language and criticism. De man did some work in literary theory and criticism dating back to 1950s, although this work cannot be associated with any previous school of criticism that were flourishing during that era. (De man 567)
What major theme does Austen bring about in her book 'sense and sensibility'
What styles does she use to build on the major theme?…… [Read More]
He existing data does not indicate that with the syndromes of the classical illness found in children or adolescents who were studied in a follow up research further persisted into their adulthood. The family history is not necessarily a reliable tool in the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents presenting mood changing and behavioral problems due to a definition of the illness that is too broad.
The criteria used to diagnose the bipolar disorder can be met too simply by detecting reckless behavior, irritability, higher levels of energy etc. that although indicators of mania, may or may not be specific enough for diagnosing the illness.
Even if the symptoms occur, according the Consensus Guidelines, in concert, their assessment of frequency, duration and severity are not specific enough. Adult criteria for assessment of children symptoms may also be misleading in diagnosis and choosing the right treatment. The evolution of mood…… [Read More]
Gender Bias in Job Fair
Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations
Terminology and Definitions
Permission to Conduct Study
Transmittal Letter/Survey Instructions
Gender Bias in the Recruitment Process at Job Fairs
Administrative Research Problem
Gender bias is problematic for organizations that wish to increase innovation and avoid legal problems due to their hiring practices. Federal law requires that organizations should not exclude persons in their hiring practices based on their gender, race, or ethnicity. Hiring must be based solely on the person's ability and suitability for the job. Avoiding bias helps organizations to increase innovation due to the different perspectives that each person will add to the organization. Bias in hiring practices can be intentional or unintentional. Regardless of the motive, it is necessary to avoid bias in hiring practices. This research intends to explore the question surrounding job fairs. The study will explore the question of whether bias exists during…… [Read More]
Financial Plan and Conclusion
1. Financial Plan
A total of 39,500 will be committed in startup costs. The specific startup items have been described in table 1. Essentially, the flagship startup components are: lighting and studio/sound equipment, opening inventory, operating capital, fees and permits, and FFE. Lighting and studio/sound equipment are inclusive of 8 speakers, 2 amplifiers, 2 cd decks, 2 microphones, 2 switchers, 3 wash moving head lights, 1 LED DJ light, 5 DJ fog machines, 3 laser machines, 1 centerpiece effect DJ light, and other assorted lighting items. The opening inventory, on the other hand, is inclusive of all wine, beer, liquor, and other consumables (non-alcoholic drinks and beverages). The fees and permits component is inclusive of all fees we shall incur such as attorney, consultant, and accountant fees. Lastly, FFEs include, but they are not limited to, foldable chairs and tables, coolers, liquor racks, wine glasses, beer…… [Read More]
Finally, explain insights or conclusions you gained as a result. Be specific.
Opposing perspectives: Human trafficking
t first glance, it might seem as if every right-minded human being would be opposed to human trafficking. While on some level this is the case, there are considerable divisions in terms of the question of how to address the phenomenon. Some people believe that human trafficking should be addressed from a feminist perspective, focusing on women in the sex industry. Others believe it should be addressed as a more 'macro' phenomenon, and see it as a symptom of illegal immigration and world poverty. But even more importantly the question of what to do with victims who have been trafficked -- should they be allowed to remain within the United States, or should they be returned to their home nations?
dvocates of returning the victims to their nations of origin point out that they…… [Read More]
Fab Five is to provide a strategic plan for the U.S. based computer hardware designer Hewlett-Packard (HP) in its analysis of the internet technology (IT) hardware industry in South Korea, ussia, India, and China. The Fab Five will determine which country is best suited for HP, as well as, the internet hardware manufacturer in that country that HP should engage in a joint venture to align with HP's strategy for global expansion. This paper has three parts: Part 1 consists of an overall industry analysis looking at the market size and growth potential in each of these countries and comparing this analysis to that of the IT hardware industry in the U.S. Part 2 will examine the risks associated with this venture and any opportunities, taking into account the market potential and structure of the industry in each country, as well as, the overall business climate in these countries. Part…… [Read More]
Employee Satisfaction Conclusion
In the hospitality industry, the primary product is the quality of service conveyed through a hotel's personnel. When said personnel harbor negative attitudes toward their employers, the likelihood is that the consequences will ultimately be felt by a hotel's guests. If this is so, Comfort Inn has a serious problem to address according to the concluded research. The literature evaluated and the survey-based research conducted on Employee Satisfaction at the limited service hotel reveals that entry level staff harbored largely negative attitudes toward the chain both in terms of the working environment and the quality of its hospitality.
Among the chief grievances cited by unhappy workers were a sense that the workplace was not a safe one in which to air complains or offer constructive criticism. This problem was compounded by a sense among employees that management was generally ineffective in maintaining day-to-day hotel operations. By contrast…… [Read More]
Also, many counties public pension pogams and/o pensions fo public employees ae inceasingly in peil. The United States is anothe example of that with public pensions getting moe and moe insolvent and thei Social Secuity and Medicae pogams hemohaging money quite quickly with many pundits saying that the pogams will un out of money in 1-3 decades at best. Othe counties like Canada and much of Euope ae having much the same poblem in thei own ways.
Howeve, this study does have a lot going fo it. Fist, they did the study ove an entie decade and they suveyed a lot of people fo the study. Thee wee 25,000 esponses and about 4,500 wee included in the final esults accoding to the "what you should know" section on the fist page of the aticle. The time hoizon and the size of the study ae both vey good in tems of…… [Read More]
I set up my practice at once. So many maladies among citizens of this town were directly related to the spiritual imbalance in the forest. Little puk-wudgees caused much havoc among the townsfolk. Oh, at first the people of Freetown had little faith in my medicine, but over time they came to appreciate that I was perfect for their unique corner of the world.
Theirs was a land haunted. People came to me when the ghosts in their attic began to make noise; when they saw lights above the forest at night; when they saw a creature from the corner of their eye. This was life as normal in Freetown. Everybody who lived there simply accepted it, without becoming creepy like such a town would seem on television. But I helped them. I helped them learn the reasons why spirits acted the ways they did. I taught them how to…… [Read More]
Diversification in Small and Medium Enterprises
Adjustment and enewal in the Aftermath of the Iraq War: A Case Study of Strategic and Functional Orientation for Diversification in a SME
In this chapter, discussion will further explore how National United Group's (NUG) location decisions and its position in an industrial cluster are critical to understanding its strategic orientation, and also the design, implementation, and outcome of its diversification strategies in the post Iraqi war period. The results of the study are discussed as they relate to the theoretical models and framework examined in the literature review. This section addresses the findings related to the fundamental questions asked of study participants, NUG managers and NUG employees, and the findings related to the examination of archival information.
The chapter discussion is organized according to the frameworks and theoretical models that were introduced in the literature review, and discussion explicitly refers to the questions…… [Read More]
The implementation process must be regulated by the various card associations, government legislations as well as network mandates (Spidle,2010).
A thorough and comprehensive analysis of the Operational Impact of EMV implementation
In order to mitigate the various threats faced by the Iranian banks while implementing the EMV standards, it is necessary to conduct a thorough and comprehensive analysis of the impact that such a move would have on the general operation of the Iranian banks as well as their internal processes (OVCMarketing, 2010). The internal processes are to be reviewed in terms of the operational and business aspects. The review will ensure that all of the changes to the organization's internal process are appropriately addressed as a move targeting the overall implementation of the plan. Such a move is expected to impart positive momentum on customer service strategy which is equally important under the new EMV environment. The move would…… [Read More]
Rule: Any out-of-court statement offered to prove the truth of the matter asserted is generally inadmissible as hearsay. (801-802) However, hearsay may be admitted, in a prosecution for homicide or in a civil case, if the declarant, while believing the declarant's death to be imminent, made the statement about its cause or circumstances. (804(b)(2).
Application: Here, the defense attorney's objection is premised on the fact that the deceased Sam's statements are I inadmissible as hearsay, as an out-of-court statement by a person unavailable for trial, offered to prove that the other driver was driving on the wrong side of the road. However, Trooper Jones may offer this statement because it falls under the (804(b)(2) hearsay exception, as a statement in a civil case that the declarant made while his death was imminent.
Conclusion: The basis for the defense attorney's objection is hearsay because the deceased Sam's statement is an out-of-court…… [Read More]
Off-duty time does not extend the 14-hour period.
15-Hour on-Duty Limit
May not drive after having been on duty for 15 hours, following 8 consecutive hours off duty. Off-duty time is not included in the 15-hour period.
60/70-Hour on-Duty Limit
May not drive after 60/70 hours on duty in 7/8 consecutive days. A driver may restart a 7/8 consecutive day period after taking 34 or more consecutive hours off duty.
60/70-Hour on-Duty Limit
May not drive after 60/70 hours on duty in 7/8 consecutive days.
Sleeper Berth Provision
Drivers using the sleeper berth provision must take at least 8 consecutive hours in the sleeper berth, plus a separate 2 consecutive hours either in the sleeper berth, off duty, or any combination of the two.
Sleeper Berth Provision
Drivers using a sleeper berth must take at least 8 hours in the sleeper berth, and may split the sleeper-berth time into two…… [Read More]
Finance-dominated proponents also maintain that boom economic periods generate a more varied divergence of valuations that fuel merger activity (Medlen 2007). In this regard, Medlen concludes that, "Taken collectively, these understandings may explain some of the merger activity in booms, but they involve certain asymmetries that undercut their explanatory power. High stock valuations allow stock to be utilized as currency and collateral for takeovers; yet stock booms also make targets expensive" (p. 202). Moreover, despite the commonly held perception that mergers are a "quick and dirty" way to grow a business and achieve organizational goals, there remains a lack of convincing empirical evidence in support of this perception (Medlen 2007). As Medlen points out, an "anomalous fact about mergers concerns the lack of evidence that mergers are profitable. This fact begs the question: why then are mergers carried out with such frequency and with such large levels of capitalization?" (p.…… [Read More]
Theory Help You to Make Sense of Your Own Organization and the Management Practices in Your Organization?
Too often, individuals get an idea stuck in their heads and they cannot dislodge it no matter how hard they try. In actuality though, most people who can only contrive a particular system for working, whether that be managing or running an organization, and there is no interest in change. I realize that falling back to a secure position is comforting, but it is also damaging from a growth standpoint. And, growth is the object in business; that is, aside from the fact that making money is probably the primary concern.
But making money has led to some troubling consequences in the world as businesses have grown greedy and managers have become overly authoritarian and sure of their stagnant methods. The reality is that "managing and organizing are not isolatable objects of study…… [Read More]
Children Learn Better in All Boys' or All Girls' Schools? Examining Potential Benefits of Single-Sex Education
Students are inundated with a wide number of distractions while in school. This often takes away from the success of their learning experience, and can result in lost opportunities, both academically and professionally. This has been the source of a great debate based on the concept of single-sex education in modern practice. This current research uses the Lock Model to explore the issue further. After reviewing the discourse, several conclusions can be made in regards to potential benefits of single-sex education combined with other factors like small class sizes and high teacher engagement.
The underlying research explores various factors in modern student experiences. It examines empirical studies, legal reviews, and previous contributions to the discourse. The underlying research question is: Do children learn better in a single-sex educational environment?
The academic…… [Read More]
The trainer will then focus on the steps to be taken to develop new skills. For example, if the trainer wants to talk about motivating, leading, negotiating, selling or speaking, it is best to start with what the learners do well before showing some chart on Maslow's theory, Posner's leadership practices, or selling skills from some standard package that has been develop elsewhere. Many foreign trainers make grave errors because they do not consider the values and beliefs of the trainee's culture. Training must make a fit with the culture of those being trained, including the material being taught, as well as the methods being used (Schermerhorn, 1994).
Abu-Doleh (1996) reports that Al-Faleh (1987), in his study of the culture influences on management development, asserts that "a country's culture has a great influence on the individual and managerial climate, on organizational behaviour, and ultimately on the types of management development…… [Read More]
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and isk of Dementia among U.S. Veterans
According to Yaffe et al. (2010), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a prevalent psychiatric syndrome linked to increased mortality and morbidity rates. This condition is among the most prevalent amid veterans returning from combat. Among veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, the prevalence of post traumatic stress disorder is estimated to be about 17% (Seal et al., 2009). Veterans returning from Vietnam have a twenty to thirty percent rate. Past studies have confirmed that PTSD is linked to increased health care consumption and an augmented danger of developing a variety of other medical conditions among veterans such as dementia. The risk factors that link PTSD to increased rates of dementia include head injuries, depression or medical comorbidities.
This work highlights the findings of the study carried out by Yaffe et al. (2010). The project specifically focuses on the conclusions…… [Read More]
Fidelity Between Science Teaches' Beliefs and Instuctional Pactice
Muelle, J.C. And Zeidle, D.L. (1998). A case study of teache beliefs in contempoay science education goals and classoom pactices. [Pape pesented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association fo Reseach in Science Teaching at the 71st confeence in San Diego, Califonia, on Apil 19-22, 1998].
The eseach uses a case study methodology and, as such, a sampling fame is not paticulaly elevant. That said, the selection of subjects fo the case study did follow an empiical path. Fist, the eseaches wee inteested in leaning about the peceptions of science teaches who wee open to educational efom issues. This led them to the Coalition of Essential Schools and the membe school Souhegan High School, an institution that descibes itself as a leaning community focused on adapting thei instuctional pactice to the needs of thei students. Second, the science teaches at the…… [Read More]
As activists in women's liberation, discussing and analyzing the oppression and inequalities they experienced as women, they felt it imperative to find out about the lives of their foremothers -- and found very little scholarship in print" (Women's history, 2012, para. 3). This dearth of scholarly is due in large part to the events and themes that are the focus of the historical record. In this regard, "History was written mainly by men and about men's activities in the public sphere -- war, politics, diplomacy and administration. Women are usually excluded and, when mentioned, are usually portrayed in sex-stereotypical roles, such as wives, mothers, daughters and mistresses. History is value-laden in regard to what is considered historically 'worthy'" (Women's history, 2012, para. 3).
In what Kessler (1994, p. 139) describes as "the all-too-common historical exclusion or devaluation of women's contributions," the male-dominated record of human history has either diminished the…… [Read More]
Cliff is assuming decreases in revenues are decreasing needed revenue for new projects. With a new product launch, the company would be able to regain market share and revenues.
Pat is assuming a new product to identify customers by retinal scan, track information about customers, and deliver real time reports would give substantial ROI and provide revenues for the future, the product could be launched on the $400K budget with refined features, should be implemented by the August deadline without problem, a prototype product with incomplete features will still satisfy customers, Kelly is set in his ways and refuses to change, and Kelly is not being realistic about the capabilities of his existing employees.
Kelly is assuming the company is not equipped to do the product launch and still serve existing customers with the reduced staff, continually holding meetings is a waste of time because of arguments, can only create…… [Read More]
ole of esearch in Social Work
esearch assists in placing social work in its changing political and social context. This implies the ability to define social work's current environment in terms of dynamics like society and politics. esearch assists in establishing a knowledge base and professional status of social work, for example it assisted in establishing evidence-based practice. esearch also assists in analyzing population-based research that identifies people at risk in social work (Leece & Leece, 2010). This is because is assists social workers to understand clients in their social contexts, give voice to clients. Overall, research provides epistemological and value issues that define the nature and purpose of social work.
Social Worker's need to understand research
The main reason social workers need to understand research is to understand effective use of scientific evidence on the social services they offer to clients. esearch assists the social worker to investigate social…… [Read More]
break out of war in Afghanistan and Iraq propelled alarming forecasts about its most likely psychiatric effects. he chief of recuperation or readjustment therapy services at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) asserted that as high as 30% of soldiers deployed to Iraq may establish posttraumatic tension ailment (PSD) (Dentzer, 2003), a disorder that can arise following experience of gruesome, dangerous occasions, such as battle, natural catastrophes, and rape. PSD patients do not simply remember their injury; they reexperience it as vibrant sensory recollections (flashbacks), horror stories, and invasive ideas. hey feel reduced or small and mentally detached from the family, friends and loved ones, yet likewise stressful, cranky, and hyper-vigilant as if risk were permanently present.
Psychiatry ratified the PSD medical diagnosis in 1980, mainly in feedback to the belated awareness of its signs in Vietnam veterans whose troubles had actually long been improperly comprehended and dealt with. Undoubtedly,…… [Read More]
This implies that through this study, the educators can get some assistance while they make the decision of retaining or promoting the failing students by considering the effects of both in detail. Since this is a qualitative study and not a quantitative one, from the data that is collected, it will be possible for us to build up a theory and then further studies can be conducted to confirm the theory about the effects of social promotion or retention and about the alternative ways that can be adopted to counter these effects. It should be made sure that information is given in a natural setting and the data is allowed to flow in any time. Once the information is collected it will be analyzed and compared with other studies of the same sort (Leedy and Ormod, 2010).
As mentioned earlier in the paper, the main purpose of this…… [Read More]
Saul Kripke starts his work by expressly emphasizing the purpose of his argumentation. The paper is a "puzzle about names and beliefs." The first section of the paper deals with the philosophical background that will help put the puzzle in a proper framework. Kripke discusses Millianism and Fregeanism as two philosophical currents that attempt to understand semantics, the meaning of names and what names actually confer to an individual or a thing.
Millianism supports the idea that a name has no other attribute than the fact that it helps identify an object. The name is nothing more than a referent: it does not give any attributes or a further understanding of the characteristics of the object. According to Millianism, the name is not a description, it is simply a tag. In this situation, names are substitutable in statements, including in beliefs. If S=B, then if A believes that'd can fly,…… [Read More]
The study conducted by William Balch and Benjamin Lewis is indented to analyze the extent to which music-dependent-memory fits into the overall and greater category of context-dependent-memory (CDM). The term is defined by the authors of the study as referring to "a change in context or environment that causes some of the material learned in the original context to be forgotten" (Balch and Lewis, 1996). This aspect of research is important because it places music-dependent-memory in context and provides a view on the role music may have in stocking information on the short and long run. Most importantly, though, the aim of the research included testing a variety of elements that would or would not influence the memory. These include context, tempo, type of music, and even the mood induced by the music. According to the researchers, these aspects can influence memory and be seen as factors that…… [Read More]
As Mokoaleli-Mokoteli et al. (2009) point out, though, previous research has confirmed that while it is accurate to suggest that analysts provide optimistic reports on the majority of the stocks they include in their analytical portfolios, such recommendations do not routinely affect the market in any substantive way. According to these researchers, "After accounting for risk and transaction costs, investors do not earn better than average returns from following analysts' stock recommendations" (Mokoaleli-Mokoteli et al., 2009, p. 388). There is also the matter of the human propensity to be overly optimistic in those situations where there are complex issues involved, a tendency that has also been well documented in the scholarly research (Mokoaleli-Mokoteli et al., 2009). According to Mokoaleli-Mokoteli and his colleagues, "Both analyst overoptimism, as measured by the tone of their report, and conflicts of interest distinguish between new buy and new sell recommendations. This is consistent with the…… [Read More]
Apple: atio and SWOT Analysis
Financial Trend Comparison
atio Category: Liquidity atios
In basic terms, liquidity ratios demonstrate a company's ability to settle its obligations (short-term) if and when they fall due. To begin with, from the computations, it is clear that Apple's current ratio has consistently been less than the industry average. Hence for short-term creditors, this could be an issue of concern as the trend increases their risk. Further, a look at the company's cash ratio shows that the firm could have difficulties settling its current obligations if payment for the same was demanded immediately. Generally, most (if not all) the company's relevant liquidity ratios fall below the industry average. Hence going forward, the company could find it hard accessing short-term-credit from creditors.
atio Category: Asset atios
Asset turnover ratios are basically used as pointers of a company's level of efficiency when it comes to asset utilization. Apple's…… [Read More]
The disadvantages of employing brand extension strategy
This work compeers and contrasts the merits and demerits of implementing brand extension a s a growth strategy by various firms. This is done by means of practical examples. In the end of the debate, the paper indicates why it is better to adopt the extension strategy as opposed to shunning it due to its numerous demerits. A discussion of the key points is presented and then a final conclusion to hammer out the reason for the need to implement the strategy
Brand extension, which entails the use of a given brand name which is established in a given product class in entering another product class is noted to be hugely beneficial to several organizations (Tauber,1988).Keller (2003) pointed out that the concept of brand extension is clearly defined whenever a given firm employs an established brand name in the introduction of…… [Read More]
company called YPF. The company is noted to suffer from several problems associated with culture change and the need to remain competitive. We therefore begin this work by presenting a problem statement as well as a presentation of the specific problems that affects the operations of the company. We then proceed to the presentation of the alternatives solution for each of the problems that are facing the company. A conclusion is then presented on how to best tackle the issues of organizational change (change management strategies). An implementation of the solution to the problems is then presented in a detailed and systematic manner.
YPF S.A is a company which has undergone a series of changes to its leadership, organizational processes, business processes as well as organizational policies since its inception. In this paper, we present an in-depth analysis of the organization. The company is noted to suffer from several problems…… [Read More]
Blum-Dimaya, a., Reeve, S.A., Reeve, K.F. & Hoch, H. (2010).
Teaching childen with autism to play a video game using activity schedules and game-embedded simultaneous video modeling. Education & Teatment of Childen,
The topic of this study was to identify age- and skill-appopiate activities fo childen with autism using a video game platfom and the popula video game, "Guita Heo II" to impove social skills and quality of life.
The authos emphasize that age-appopiate skills ae an impotant fo childen with developmental disabilities such as autism because these skills satisfy habilitative equiements that have been shown to impove quality of life. Theefoe, childen with autism who ae capable of playing games with thei pees enjoy additional chances to inteact and acquie the social skills they need as well as oppotunities to impove thei hand-eye coodination and othe moto skills. Despite the poven efficacy of teaching age-appopiate skills to…… [Read More]
working for a community mental health agency that serves male adolescents aged 14-16 who have received a diagnosis of conduct disorder. You have been asked by your director of clinical training to answer the following questions (choose only one): a) What family treatment modes have been found to be effective (best practices, evidence-based) for treating this population?
Submit an annotated bibliography with an entry for each of your resources. Include the references in proper APA format. Write a brief summary highlighting the theory, treatment, intervention, and research methodology discussed in each resource.
Authors conducted thorough review of existent studies on psychosocial conduct disorder and interventions in regards to children and adolescents. They also investigated oppositional defiant disorder. 82 experimental studies were evaluated using certain criteria created by the Clinical Psychology Task Force on Promotion and Dissemination of Psychological Procedures. Authors concluded that the two most effective programs that met all…… [Read More]
In this regard, Frye notes that, "The social changes appeared most profoundly to the majority of citizens not in the statistics of gross national product or the growth of technological inventions but in the dramatic occupational changes that faced fathers and sons and mothers and daughters" (1999, p. 4).
The innovations in technology that followed the Industrial evolution also served to shift the emphasis on education for agricultural jobs to more skilled positions as demand for these workers increased (Frye, 1999). In other words, as American society changed, so too did the requirements for American education and the process can be seen to be mutually reinforcing and iterative by Frye's observations concerning the effects of these trends on U.S. society during this period in American history. In this regard, Frye notes that, "With the change in types and numbers of occupations and their focus in towns and cities, other elements…… [Read More]
In fact, the American evolution may have served to assert the natural rights of some people, but those people were limited to a class of white males.
It is important to keep in mind that one of the ideological underpinnings of the evolution was a challenge to imperialist ideals, and race-based oppression and slavery had long been major parts of the imperial system. Despite that, it is unfair to characterize Britain as pro-slavery, as the British began to embrace abolitionist sentiments prior to the evolution. In fact, British Imperialists struggled with the concept of slavery, because of the fact that denying the right to own slaves was viewed as economic oppression by many white colonists, because, without slavery, the cash crops that made colonies profitable were difficult, if not impossible, to harvest (Brown, 1999). They began by attempting to limit the import of slaves into the colonies, something that they…… [Read More]
46). To date, though, these reforms have not materialized and the air traffic control system remains mired in the FAA bureaucracy (McDougall & oberts, 2008). In this regard, Poole (2008) emphasizes that, "[the air traffic control system] is managed by an unwieldy government bureaucracy, micromanaged by Congress, and subjected to the ups and downs of the federal budget process. And as air travel continues to grow, the air traffic control system is less and less able to keep pace" (p. 11).
Based on the importance of sound air traffic control systems, there have been a number of studies conducted to determine the primary causes of existing air traffic control system deficiencies. The research to date has identified five main causes as follows:
1. Procurement: cumbersome federal procurement processes end up taking five to seven years to acquire new radar and computer systems -- at a time when a new generation…… [Read More]
Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens' "Cornerstone Speech"
The Civil War was by far the most costly war in terms of human life ever fought by the United States, and the events that precipitated this conflict on U.S. soil included the succession of seven Southern states by March 1861 to form the Confederate States of America. With President Jefferson Davis leading the way, his vice president, Alexander Stephens, delivered a speech in support of the Southern cause including assurances that the new constitution was an improvement on the old, and that commercial enterprises were free to engage in interstate and international commerce at their discretion. Citing concerns over Northern superiority in infrastructure that would make prosecuting the war challenging, the vice president also assured his audience that enormous investments had already been made throughout the South and that more would be made in the future. In sum, this speech was a…… [Read More]
As the leader of the free world, the United States remains in the limelight as the rest of the world keeps a keen eye on how they conduct their affairs. As it appertains to constitutional interpretation, the U.S. has a sound philosophy dubbed 'living constitutionalism.' In the American constitutional dispensation, as in other countries, the letter of the law is unequivocal. That notwithstanding, many agree that every society is dynamic in nature. As such, as society keeps changing, there is a growing need for the constitution to be equally as dynamic in view of various considerations. Implementing and enforcing the letter of the law as stated in constitutional clauses often has its shortcomings. The concept 'Living Constitutionalism' revolves around humanizing the law. By adding the element of humanity in the law, the constitution gains a dynamic element. This idea relates to the view of the society as contemporaneous,…… [Read More]
data collection includes survey form, structured interviews using closed ended questions, and gathering information regarding a sample size appropriate to analyze and draw conclusion on the basis of the research results. The statistical techniques are used for data analysis to analyze collected data in quantitative research methods. The qualitative data is gathered through case study method and open ended question of an unstructured interview from notable sample. The qualitative methods of research are also equally popular in understating the ignored aspects of a topic. The research question discussed below is addressed on the basis of qualitative and quantitates research methodology.
What is the role of social media in affecting law enforcement?
The usage of internet has increased over the past years. Internet technology has encouraged a revolutionary change. Starting form the desktop computers, laptops, handheld computers, to a variety of internet enabled cell phones has created a huge…… [Read More]
Counterbalance of Sugar and Fat Content between Insulin and Glucagon
Physical survival depends on the sustained availability and use of energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate or ATP from sufficient levels of a substance, called glucose (owen, 2001). The use of energy depends on the varying levels of activity. Hence, the amount of glucose needed for activity likewise varies each day. Too much or too little glucose is damaging to the body, hence the need for some system to regulate the availability of glucose. It must be present at the precise time and amount that it is needed in order to maintain what is called glucose homeostasis. Homeostasis is the tendency of the body to maintain internal stability and balance through the coordinated responses of body parts to stimuli or conditions (owen).
Insulin and Glucagon
The regulation of glucose availability begins with the pancreas, primarily by…… [Read More]
The author of this report is asked to profile and otherwise answer questions regarding Canadian company JGH. A description of the services and structure will be offered and then the author will speak of the management theories and practices that the company engages in. How obvious and transparent these practices are will be discussed and whether or not it would be prudent and wise of JGH to continue that strategy. The climate of the organization will be summarized and critiqued as well as the diversity orientation of the firm. While JGH certainly has room for improvement, they are indeed doing many things quite well and they are certainly moving in the right direction.
JGH stands for Jewish General Hospital, a research hospital based on Montreal, Quebec, Canada. They are a McGill University teaching hospital and their website is tailored to the mixed language disposition of…… [Read More]
While triangulation helps improve the dependability and the trustworthiness of the data, qualitative research findings are frequently difficult to transfer to other settings (Neuman, 2003).
Author-identified limitations, implications, and recommendations
Limitations of the study. Qualitative researchers are faced with some formidable limitations, and Von Hagel does a credible job in identifying these. Among the potential limitations cited by Von Hagel were the potential for dishonest replies by the interviewees and the potential for response bias which he explained in detail. The author, though, failed to change the future tense of his "limitations" section which appears to be taken from his proposal for the study (this did not substantively affect the content of this section).
Implications of the study. The analysis of the qualitative data that emerged from the interviews identified previously unknown precipitating events that compelled IT professionals to leave their jobs for better opportunities elsewhere. Given…… [Read More]
Fire Prevention Week from a Physical Educator's Perspective" by ichard D. Wetzel and Amrit Chima (2011)
The annual Fire Prevention Week observed in the United States represents a valuable opportunity for educators to highlight the need for remaining physical fit as well as the responsibilities that go hand in hand with being a citizen. Although offerings differ, many schools provide educational materials for use at home by students and their parents. For instance, the authors report, "Typically, conversations about fire prevention focus on safety measures and emergency procedures. Some teachers provide students with take-home worksheets on home safety or create assignments that include testing smoke alarms and planning emergency escape routes with their families" (Wetzel & Chima, 2011, p. 12). During school hours, though, the offerings are frequently much more exciting and engaging for young learners and provide opportunities for demonstrating the latest in firefighting technologies. In this regard, Wetzel…… [Read More]
Each chapter provides sufficient entertainment material to draw the interest of lay people, while balancing this with a good amount of academic information for those who wish to study the country and its people. The narrative throughout the book is bound together well by starting each chapter with a narrative about Gloria or those who share her world. Another strong connecting factor is the quotation at the start of each chapter, which is relevant to the specific topic of the chapter as well as to the general ideas in the book as a whole. While these are excellent techniques, I think the structure of the chapters themselves could have been handled better by more consistently organizing the information in each.
One shortcoming of the book is the internal structure of each chapter, which can be haphazard in some cases, and also a lack of consistent focus on the laughter element.…… [Read More]
Opportunities to Improve elationship Banking at Al ajhi Bank
In an increasingly globalized and competitive marketplace, many banking professionals today are faced with the need to develop informed and timely responses to changes in consumer demand, as well as fluctuations in the global economy that can have a positive or negative effect on investments. In affluent nations, this need has become especially pronounced as billion-dollar deals are routinely involved, and bankers working relationship banking operations stand to assist banks in attracting and retaining wealthy private and highly fluid commercial enterprises as long-term clientele. The enormous amounts of money that are involved make it important to formulate such responses in ways that add value to the banking operation including providing a competitive advantage. In some banks, relationship banking at this level is termed "privilege banking" or "prime account management," but the common feature of these business units is targeting high net…… [Read More]
Black & Decker
Since the merger with Stanley, Black and Decker has seen a steady increase in its revenues, gross profit and net income. The different elements of the new company are still being integrated, underperforming divisions are being shed, and synergies between the different components are still being developed. As the company continues to make internal improvements, it can expect that it will continue to grow both its top and bottom lines. It is reasonable to expect that over the next 2-3 years, ongoing internal improvements will help to improve margins, all other factors being equal. The post-merger improvements in the percentage of SGA expenses to revenue should continue in the short-run, albeit at a slower pace. Likewise, internal factors are likely to be responsible for at least a modest growth in income, as marketing synergies in particular emerge.
External factors are also critical to the forecast. The…… [Read More]
One issue at hand as it relates to counselor bias and how to avoid it is that not all racial, ethnic and other social traits are easily detectable. Not all disabilities, as another example, are not obvious to the naked eye. Even ethnic/national origin traits are not something that a person can simply observe. Black people, just as one example, could be born and raised in the United States but they could just as easily be from Britain or Haiti. White people can easily be from Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia or even parts of South America (Hays, 1996).
Where this detection can be an issue is that some patients do not readily or easily self-identify the traits that are related to the aggravating issues or conditions in their life. As such, the counselor must build a rapport with the client and make it clear that they have to…… [Read More]
role of prisons in the society. I have included the theories of deterrence, rehabilitation, retribution, incapacitation, non-interventionism and restoration to support my discussion along with their positive and negative aspects. In the conclusion, I have given my preferred theory of imprisonment as the most effective and important ones.
A prison can be defined as a protected and locked institution where juvenile and grown-up offenders are housed with punishments that vary from a year to life. Such facilities hold the objective of accomplishing the verdict that the courts impose on the offenders and also of protecting the community and civil society by taking measures to prevent escapes. These facilities are also liable to provide programs and services that are important for taking care of the convicted population under their custody (Sumter 2007).
The issue of imprisonment has constantly been an intense experience for every individual found guilty of committing offenses. Sometimes…… [Read More]
Benefits of GIS Applications for Law Enforcement
Police methods have changed dramatically around the world in recent years due to the advent of geo-positioning and improved computer-aided mapping techniques. As has happened throughout the history of policing, law enforcement officials have always tried to use new scientific research to their benefit. Since the object is the safety and comfort of local citizens, a major aspect of the mission for police departments is to always use the most up-to-date methods for the detection and apprehension of criminals. With the advent of computer-aided geographic information systems (GIS), police now have the ability to approach crime in an entirely new way.
According to ich and Shively (2004) "geographical profiling was "born" in 1980 when a UK police investigator analyzed the locations of crime scenes of the Yorkshire ipper and computed the "center of gravity" of the crime scenes…." This beginning…… [Read More]
Introduction to Cultural Differences
It is obvious that differences in cultures are very important, though these differences are difficult to handle. The failure to understand and appreciate that differences in cultures bring variety to lifestyles leads to embarrassment, uneasy relationships, and failed businesses. Culture permeates both life and death. Take, for instance, the high rate of plane crashes in Korea from the year 1970 to 2000. The discovery made from the analysis of the black boxes from the crashed planes show that the flight engineers and the co-pilots in the cockpits carry out actions only in deference to the captains. Even at the wake of the possibility of a crash, the flight engineers and the co-pilots rarely made suggestions that would go against the good judgment of the captains.
In this presentation, culture is seen as a shared system of values, beliefs, assumptions and projections which are imbibed…… [Read More]