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plot of the film "I am Sam"
The film "Sam I Am" tells the tale of a mentally challenged man with the intellectual ability of a seven or eight-year-old child. Sam has been raising a young girl, named Lucy, after his favorite Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" since the young woman was an infant. Sam is a single parent and the girl's biological father, but no longer has any contact with the girl's mother, a homeless woman who abandoned both Sam and the girl at birth, alleging that she only slept with a retarded man out of a desire for a warm bed for a night.
Because Lucy has been experiencing social and intellectual difficulties at school, despite her gifted status, the authorities have taken the girl from the man's custody. Sam wishes to obtain permanent custody of his biological daughter, despite his admitted intellectual limitations. He…… [Read More]
Exposure to an Outgroup
I am spiritually inclined though I have never been part of an organized religious group. That is, I believe in God, or as the Native Americans refer to Him, "The Great Spirit," the enormous and mysterious power that is responsible for the "Big Bang" and for everything that has evolved in the Universe and on Planet Earth. But as to heaven and hell and the rituals that faiths set out as paths to eternal life, I am not certain that those "places" really exist.
My Exposure to an Outgroup
Meantime I am open-minded and try not to pass judgment on what others believe about God and religion. There is a little congregation called "Friday Fellowship" not far from my neighborhood that meets three Fridays a month. A friend of mine from a job I used to have attends regularly, and invited me. I did attend, and…… [Read More]
But there has not been shot since the first one at daybreak, and I am a physically fit trained runner, so while I do not imagine myself to be too far ahead of the assassin, I am probably outdistancing him for the time being. If he smokes, then I am leaving him far enough behind that I can cross that damn without being shot. I head for the dam, there is no choice, because the drop zone is on the other side of that dam.
I have miscalculated the assassin's speed, or his sheer determination, and there are shots bouncing around me as I zig-zag my way across the dam. I have miraculously cleared the open space and I am now hidden again by the thick vegetation of the woods. There has to be a way to turn the table on the assassin. I spot a heavy tree stump, uprooted,…… [Read More]
Though he knew he faced incredible odds, Atticus Finch defended his client, because it was the right thing to do. In America, he had the right and the ability to do what he believed was morally and ethically right in a situation. Watching that movie was the first time I wondered what it would be like to live in America.
Of course, not every Hollywood movie is so inspiring about the American dream, but I found the same message in apparently diverse movies. I remember watching the movie Jerry Maguire, which starts out as a man with everything rejecting what appears to be the American Dream. However, the story really is of someone coming into his own and allowing his conscience, not societal mores, not externally imposed limitations, guide him in his life and career. I watched movies like Radio and I am Sam, with their messages that even severe…… [Read More]
summer of 1976 to the end of summer 1977, a reign of murderous terror gripped New York City - it was the year of the Son of Sam. David Berkowitz would eventually be arrested, tried, and convicted for the series of gun-attacks that left six people dead, seven wounded, and an entire city in fear. When caught, while there existed a potential for his being determined to be insane, Berkowitz pled guilty to the six murders and, under the sentencing rules of the time, was given twenty-five years to life. David Berkowitz comes up for parole next year.
The Son of Sam, while in jail, turned his crimes into profit by writing and authorizing books to be written about him.
Outrage against this led to the "Son of Sam Law" which now disallows criminals in jail from profiting from their crimes while behind bars.
Berkowitz has become an icon in…… [Read More]
Investing these hours in high quality work is far more important than forcing them to be in the office, when there is ample evidence they are more productive working from home.
To fully quantify and evaluate the proposal of virtual teams with workers who can telecommute, I proposed the following stages of research:
1. Literature review of best practices in advertising agencies and creative teams as it relates to productivity and performance in-office vs. virtually via telecommuting. There are many empirical studies of telecommuting; the challenge will be to find studies specific to our industry. The outcome of this step will be a summary and series of metrics, both operational and financial, describing contributions and limitations of this proposed strategy.
2. Attitudinal and performance-based surveys of existing team members who have worked in-office and in virtual teams will first be completed. Second, 360-degree feedback of teams who have…… [Read More]
In conjunction with these car ads, car insurance companies took advantage of this by advertising their services as well. Car insurance companies that I noticed advertising through billboards were Safeco, Progressive, and All State. Progressive provided a catchy and positive note to its ad by having the slogan, "Happy drivers make good drivers." From what I can recall in the All State ad, it mentioned something about safe driving, again with a catchy phrase: "Safe driving bonus for not driving like a paparazzi." These car insurance ads, particularly for Progressive and All State, tackle issues relevant to motorists, their target market: both chose to discuss driving behavior, using different ad 'treatments.' Progressive addressed reckless/irresponsible driving by focusing on the ideal driving behavior and its positive outcome, that is, drivers must have a happy temperament in order to be a good driver. All State, meanwhile, chose to go the opposite route…… [Read More]
Probably the most useful advice O'Donohue (2011) provides is to accept that Sam was incapable of changing. As I began to realize that Sam was going to be a significant source of stress in my life, his mere presence or sighting would cause my blood pressure to rise. In a way, Sam was controlling how I experienced my time on campus.
If I had learned to accept that Sam was not going to change, or cared little about me and the trouble he was causing, the heated confrontations would have ended because I would have learned to walk away. There were times that I sensed Sam was deliberately baiting me into arguments in order to damage my reputation with my coworkers. In addition, I should have been more forthcoming with my supervisors about my experiences with Sam because my word would have carried some weight. Doing so might have minimized…… [Read More]
Samuel atkin's Diary
Patriotism and Misery in the Narrative of Samuel atkins
The writings of Samuel Rush atkins are considered one of the best personal accounts of the Civil ar. His writings document the actions and activities of Co. H., First Tennessee Regiment, which coincidentally was the title for the first edition of the book. The book is a biased perspective, as the author was a soldier for the southern states. Throughout his book he speaks out against northern doctrine and promotes the southern cause. However, his perspective being put aside, this book stands as one of the best documentaries that chronicles the conditions of the soldiers and citizens during the Civil ar. This research will explore two wartime circumstances that affected atkins experience. The first circumstance is that atkin's social class and that he fought for the South affected his experiences and works. The second circumstance is the terrain…… [Read More]
Sometimes the worst disabilities are those which are invisible to the naked eye; people who have a mental illness or disability are overwhelmingly stigmatized by society and discrimination against them is both widespread and fully condoned in our culture. (Johnstone, 2005). The disadvantages of mental disabilities are compounded by the fact that the abilities which are disabled, so to speak, tend to be those which are most useful in navigating the social provisions for the disabled, and by the lack of physical manifestations which may discourage outsiders from recognizing the need for intervention. Thus there are many particular challenges facing the mentally disabled, including a lack of social sensitivity to, acceptance of, and knowledge about these disabilities, and widespread institutional discrimination affecting employment, medical care, travel, residency, and many other aspects of life. The purpose of this paper is to explore the portrayal in film and literature of the…… [Read More]
"I finally got into the habit of study, which I never really had before. I revived what little I had carried out of college…but it was hardest work I ever did in my life…I learned how to learn.
General George C. Marshall
The School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), based out of Fort Leavenworth, has as one of its main tasks the updating, administration and perfection of the Advanced Military Studies rogram (AMS). The current program guide for the SAMS curriculum has the quote at the top of this page as its first content beyond its cover page. The quote makes clear that just about anything learnable or taught in a traditional college setting pales in comparison to the rigors and demands brought on by learning and serving in the United States military. 1 The recent budgetary and war fatigue status of the current United States Armed Forces…… [Read More]
Trading ehavior Study
Sam used the Survey Method of Correlation to perform the study between the two variables of emotional responses and trading performance for the first hypothesis and emotional stable introverts and new experiences for the second hypothesis. (Cherry). The correlation method is used to look for relationships between variables and uses different underlying methods, such as the survey method. Sam used surveys to conduct his study after he had researched the problem of the company losing money when traders got emotional over the market changes.
Purposiveness is research conducted for a purpose. (Hallmarks of Scientific Research). The goal of Sam's research was to determine if personality and emotions played a role on trading performance. Testability is based on testable hypothesis developed after careful study of the problems involved. It is logically developed hypothesis to determine if the data supports the hypothesis. The first hypothesis is testable because it…… [Read More]
constructing responses titles I listing. In response make show reference entry. (01) Discuss
One of the most powerful movements that transformed European society during the early modern era was the dissemination of information and the propagation of reading material due to Johannes Gutenberg's invention of the printing press around 1450 A.D. The movement that would prove to have the most impact upon society as a whole, however, was the imperialist movement that many credit to have originated with Columbus' journeys to the Americas, the first of which was in 1492. The imperialist movement would allow the appetite for power and conquering to expand beyond Europe and eventually encapsulate the entire globe. This movement is directly responsible for today's globalization, and the previous (and perhaps current) colonization and tyranny of many non-European nations. Another major movement during this time period was the beginning of the Protestant eformation, which began around 1517…… [Read More]
Wal-Mart was formed by Sam Walton in 1962 with the intention of concentrating on small towns and not on downtown retail districts. He had set up the super store from small beginnings on a town's interiors, stock various kinds of goods in the shelves, and sell the goods to the customers at comparatively lower prices. The progress of Wal-Mart has been tremendous, with the expansion to 4,300 stores recently from 874 stores in the year 1985. Wal-Mart is a 39-year-old retail store which is very popular in U.S. companies, and it is only behind ExxonMobil in annual turnover. (Lawsuits a volume business at Wal-Mart) It could be witnessed that every week, certain 138 million do their shopping at Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart has its retail stores in all states and more than 80% of U.S. families have had made at least a single purchase from a Wal-Mart retail store. (Analysis: Wal-Mart's growing…… [Read More]
David was classified by the defense psychiatrists as a paranoid schizophrenic (The Letter (http://www.crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/notorious/berkowitz/letter_1.html)."
When he was on his killing spree the NYC police department put together a special unit called the Omega Group for the express purpose of locating the killer and bringing him to justice.
It consisted of 300 officers and would encompass the questioning of over 3,000 suspects. It handled 215 calls a day, and include an attempt to check each of the 28,000.44 caliber Bulldog revolvers manufactured in the United States (Omega Group (http://www.spartechsoftware.com/dimensions/crime/SonOfSam.htm)."
Once he was caught and sentenced he spent the first 10 years in prison angry and fighting but in 1989 Berkowitz says he was touched by God and since that time has lived his life as a model prisoner for Jesus Christ.
At his recent parole hearing in 2002 he sent a letter to the Governor of the state letting him know…… [Read More]
Spade and Philip Marlowe comparison
Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe
Although Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe have been portrayed by Humphrey Bogart in the cinematic versions of The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep, respectively, each portrayal is a polar opposite of the other. Raymond Chandler has described Philip Marlowe as "a white knight in a trench coat," whereas Dashiell Hammett described Sam Spade as "a blond Satan" in The Maltese Falcon. In each respective novel and film, Spade and Marlowe embody the character traits that were given to them by Chandler and Hammett.
In The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, Philip Marlowe is embodies character traits that allow him to act like a "white knight in a trench coat." From the beginning of the novel, Marlowe has qualities that are very similar to that of a knight. For example, Marlowe states, "I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and…… [Read More]
Leaonard, Sam (1994). Mediation: The book. A step-by-step guide for dispute resolvers. Evanston, IL: Evanston Publishers. The writer provides a summary of many chapters of the book and also chooses a way to classify the book and discuss the writer's feelings about it. There was one source used to complete this paper.
As the world continues to globalize it becomes more important than ever to determine effective ways to resolve conflict. People run into conflict often, whether it is socially, during work, or during volunteer activities. Conflicts can be small or large and small conflicts can become large if they are not handled properly. The ability to resolve conflict provides a skill that is marketable in every industry and every situation. An author who can teach others in the ways of conflict resolution provides the world with a great service. In Sam Leaonard's; Mediation: The book. A step-by-step guide for…… [Read More]
mission of the organization?
Sam Walton -- founder of Wal-Mart -- demanded that expense be kept to a bare minimum. His belief was that you offer the lowest prices possible and volume. Wal-Mart's focus is on chipping prices, be this with the goods they sell, or the way they run the store including their notorious low wages, frugal corporate cultures, and push to make suppliers sell items at increasingly cheaper prices.
Wal-Mart's driving goal is to keep retail prices low, and everything - including technology and corporate culture -- work towards frugality. To that end, Wal-Mart's suppliers are pushed to cut prices as low as possible. In "The Wal-Mart effect," author Charles Funishman describes how a four-pack of GE light bulbs decreased from $2.19 to 88 cents, and how Wal-Mart buyers demand that suppliers either lower the price or increase quality every year on every item. Wal-Mart's philosophy is "plus…… [Read More]
Employees and managers have also benefited from al-Mart's approach. In addition to job creation, al-Mart's wealth and might have allowed it to enrich the lives of its employees. For example, the company subscribes to the principles of respect for the individual, service to customers and striving for excellence, each of which allow employees to feel good about their jobs and lives.
The company's suppliers for the most part are also beneficiaries of al-Mart's mission. The suppliers capable of managing a high-volume, low-cost strategy benefit from the tremendous volumes that al-Mart offers them, which allows them the profitability to build their capacity and strengthen their businesses. al-Mart's mission therefore in theory is able to deliver value for all of the company's major shareholders. The strategy is predicated on strong growth that results from pleasing the customer. Not only does this focus the company on delivering value to the customer, but it…… [Read More]
Previously the element of interest and personal motivation were found missing, the technical capabilities of the employees have never been a matter of debate, however the personal and mental capacities and limitations are either ignored or not respected which resulted in the poor performance of the organization. Apparently, the rise in the demands pertaining to the particpation of the employees and the industrial democracy has also distorted the professional environment. Such all complains were lately resolved and answered through the unique approach of the organization, the organization has understood the significance of the employees, and had realized that their performance is not based upon their professional capabilities, but rather it is the function of the mental capability of the employee related to the friendly and conducive environment offered to the employees occasionally. The need of the employees that focus upon peaceful, conducive and liberal environment has been ensured, which required…… [Read More]
Leadership Styles of Sam Damon and Courtney Massengale
In the military setting, it is very common to hear statements like 'you are acting like a Courtney (Sam) on that issue'. Courtney Massengale and Sam Damon are the two main characters in the novel, Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer. The two are portrayed as significantly different army officers in a story that revolves around the key themes of unchecked ambition, devotion to country, career over family, corruption of power, ethics and morality, good vs. evil, and heroism. Both are portrayed as ambitious, dedicated, and aggressive men dedicated to the service of their country and its people; however, whereas Sam acts as a selfless, caring, and kind commander, Courtney presents himself as his exact opposite -- a charming professional out to portray a can-do image at whatever cost, even if it means stepping on his subordinate's toes just to get things…… [Read More]
Although he is compared to divinity, The Misfit is not a "good man," just as the Grandmother is not a good woman. O'Connor purposely alludes to the Old Testament because the deity described there is not necessarily "good" in the sense that He brings joy to human beings. Rather, the Biblical God is vengeful, full of wrath and disgust for humanity. God is, in many ways, like The Misfit. He brings disasters upon humanity and punishes people, often for no reason, as in the story of Job. The Old Testament God is then compared with Jesus Christ, about whom the grandmother and The Misfit exchange many words. Based on their discussions, it is clear that The Misfit has contemplated the nature of Jesus far more than the grandmother, who simply relies on her faith. The grandmother continuously pleads with The Misfit to "pray." However, his response is an intellectual investigation…… [Read More]
vision within a changing business organization. I've selected two articles relating to business to examine that specifically highlight the benefits and techniques of incorporating vision into a strategic business plan.
The first article I've chosen to examine deals with the recent vision laid out by the new CEO of Hewlett-Packard industries, Leo Apotheker. Ogg (2011) explained that upon Mr. Apotheker's arrival as head of the company his stated vision of "providing seamless, secure, context aware experiences for a connected world, " has provided a direction for the company that was absent previously. Mr. Apotheker demonstrated the usefulness of the vision by incorporating introducing new hardware components as a guiding factor for the future. The relative size of the gigantic Hewlett-Packard Corp. requires a vision that encompasses all the aspects of this complex organization.
Many in the investment world are excited about the direction Hewlett-Packard is heading in with Mr. Apotheker…… [Read More]
Humanity, this suggests, cannot serve two masters -- God and a king, and humanity in the form of Israel chooses kingship. Thus, humanity is far more servile and weak and in need of divine guidance, than human beings who actively resist tyranny, in Herodotus, whether it be in their schema of governance of not. "This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots." warns Samuel. (8.11) Unlike Herodotus, failures to come are moral, rather than active events in battle, and they are the failures of Israel, not of her opponents alone.
Thus, Herodotus' vantage as an outsider to Persian customs, and Samuel's view as an insider to the land of Israel affects their points-of-view as well. Both authors take…… [Read More]
Iraq War Summary
While the second Iraq War was extremely mixed in its results, outcomes and process, the first one was much more successful. Indeed, it made presiding General Norman Schwarzkopf a national hero. This report will cover the buildup of the forces, the ground force surge, the air campaign, an assessment of the battle overall and a conclusion that ties up all of the above. While everything could always be done better, the way in which the Coalition Air Campaign paralyzed the Iraqi forces and thus made it much easier for the ground forces to then win the war was done exquisitely well and it is the ground forces that truly won the day.
Buildup of Forces
The first war in Iraq, commonly referred to as the Gulf War, occurred in 1990 and 1991. The war was in response to the invasion of Kuwait in August 1990. Indeed, Iraq…… [Read More]
Gregory Reyes, Corporate Director Mentor-Protege Programs at DynCorp International.
Reason selected. With my background in logistics, and particularly LOGCAPIII, I was familiar with the work of ANHAM Prime Vendor LLC. I knew that DynCorp International (DI) was a major competitor of ANHAM, and wondered what the opinion might be at DynCorp of the business case analysis (BCA) that argued a transition from LOGCAPIII to LOGAPIV would be prohibitive, considering that the run out to the exit from Iraq was short. As it turned out, and while I was formulating my questions regarding this topic, a press release called attention to the awarding of the prestigious Nunn-Perry Award to DynCorp International for its outstanding Mentor-Protege team formed with its small business partner, CenterScope Technologies, Inc. (CSTI). The award is given annually by the Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP). What really attracted my attention was the growth achieved…… [Read More]
finance and financial entrepreneurship. The basis of the article is on a discussion that was held on this subject among four leading lights of financial entrepreneurship in the United States - Michael Milken, Lewis Ranieri, Richard Sandor and Myron Scholes. These people are famous in their own right and have had a sizeable role in financial entrepreneurship in the U.S. over the last 20 years. We have first discussed their achievements to get a clear idea about their personal achievements. This would certainly give a clear idea of what is possible in the U.S. today. They are of course interesting characters and one has to remember that the ideal entrepreneur of the 21st century cannot be thought of as an updated version of Henry Ford. After the discussion of the people, the meeting and the discussions held there are summarized. ased on the total information collected, we have come to…… [Read More]
This skill will help am in all areas of his life.
The counseling protocol
I will introduce am to these ideas by using a mixture of Rogerain non-directive counseling with behavioral and cognitive techniques, as well as Gestalt by placing am in the other's shoes.
It seems to me that although am's confidence needs working on, the best route to rectify his self-esteem is by focusing on the problem and having am address it in a practical incremental way.
Discussion with team
My plan of action will be open-ended listening where I will encourage them to share their reactions about am. I will involve am in these meetings so am can discuss his concerns with his colleagues resulting in each gaining a perspective and understanding of the other's situation and feelings. I will encourage all participants to be as concrete and as open as possible so that all concerns get…… [Read More]
decision to go along with his boss, Tom, notwithstanding his better judgment, he was uncomfortable. After all, he knows in advance that the quality of the products he will be providing to the local schools is terrible. How could he in good conscience deliver pens that leak and notebooks with pages that come apart easily.
hat ethical issues are raised in this story? The very fact that schools in the area have trusted the company Sam works for, and that the products he has delivered to the schools have previously been of good quality, providing them with shoddy products at this point in his job puts his reputation in jeopardy. Besides his personal issues (reputation, values, responsibilities), the ethical issues raised include: a) there is deception when you sell products the customer believes are worthy but in fact they are not worthy; b) when you knowingly charge the same price…… [Read More]
Much as in Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, the Monster has no memory of who he was in parts, only of who he is as a whole distinct person, although that abnormal brain certainly didn't help his feedback system.
Shelly, not our Shelly but Frankenstein's', reminds us that human beings are not just machines and trying to simply piece them together as if the parts are the only concern rarely works out well. However, is Frankenstein the ubermensch that Neitize talked about? If so there are certainly some problems. Of course this is metaphorical, in our experiment Smelly has been pieced together a bit, but more from a teleological standpoint in trying to ascertain the meaning of personality rather than the meaning of life. But in a sense there is also some reality to this metaphor. The scientific breakthroughs in cloning organisms and genetic manipulation, as well as this Smelly situation, certainly…… [Read More]
Eric Jones and declare under the penalty of perjury that the following is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
Honorable field office director of The United States Citizenship and mmigration Services; my name is Eric Jones am a very close friend of Mr. Sam -, despite his busy schedule Sam and speak or see each other at least three times a week. was born in Tucson Arizona and am currently employed as a project engineer with Raytheon Missile Systems, have been employed with this company for eleven years. am writing this letter in support of Mr. Sam's appeal regarding the denial of his efforts to become a United States Citizen. am compelled to write this letter not only because Sam is a true and great friend but also to help alleviate the sense of devastation that he felt upon learning his petition to become a naturalized U.S.…… [Read More]
TAXATION IS THEFT?
When Sam the mugger, decides to rob you of your valuable goods or hard earned money at gunpoint, you instantly know what the act is called: theft. You do not only receive sympathy from the public, but are also found entitled to police support and protection. The city administration upon learning of the incident would most certainly show some anxiety over deteriorating law and order situation and the government would certainly criticize the thug's immoral act.
However lets just suppose that Sam the mugger wants you money again. But this time, some respectable people like senators, parliamentarians, Congressmen etc., accompany him. Instead of the gun, he carries an official letter that says certain percentage of your hard earned money is now his. The tone remains the same i.e. threatening. You give him money O ... The dire consequences of not complying with his 'request' are repeated reiterated…… [Read More]
She notified police and the parking ticket (because Berkowitz had parked too close to a fire hydrant) was traced to Berkowitz. But the police were just thinking that Berkowitz might be a witness; however, when the Yonkers police searched that Galaxie belonging to Berkowitz, they found a rifle and a .44 caliber Bulldog pistol -- along with detailed maps of the crime scenes that Berkowitz had created with his lust for killing women.
"hat took you so long?" Berkowitz is reported to have asked as the officers arrested him. In time during questioning, Berkowitz either played like he was mentally unbalanced -- which he of course was -- or was just rambling because he claimed that the dog he had killed was possessed by some kind of demon, and that the dog was demanding that Berkowitz go and do the killing. Other claims by Berkowitz included that he was a…… [Read More]
Weirob believes that she is only her body because her identity is uniquely tied to it. Her body is what has experienced (i.e., seen, smelt, tasted, felt, etc.) the world; it is that to which she has attachment. Her body is the only constant in all of the arguments of identity. She was unconvinced by appeals to theories of identity tied to souls (which are unknowable, she argues) or memory (which, she says, is fallacious and must be actual to even be relevant). She believes that she must be able to anticipate the feelings of a future self, that self must be intrinsically significant (i.e., her identity is not dependent on outside forces, such as the creation of two of her via God's will), and her memories must be real (and not fabricated or otherwise not directly related to the actual experiences that caused the memories in the…… [Read More]
ine the organization is not large enough, they may be unable to differentiate between these two categories when they actually occur.
The special cause problem will need to be dealt with at the moment and then the organization move on. The common cause, on the other hand, w ill have to be looked into more at depth to ensure that its repetition does not occur.
Limited resources of the small organization can also be problematic since the organization needs the suitable software, population sample, expense, employees, and so forth with which t implement the system (Patel 2004, pg. 12 )
However, since ix tigma is, in essence, more of a management system than a technical one it can as easily be applied to the small organizations as to the larger ones-w ith modification. Thomas and Barton (2004), in fact, showed one instance of a small organization (150 employees) successfully implementing…… [Read More]
Legend' is a sci-fi thriller about a New York scientist who is abandoned in Manhattan in the year 2012. This one hour 40 minutes movie stars Will Smith and Alice Braga with Francis Lawrence as its director the movie is rated at PG-13 for violence. The movie offers a stunning view of how the city as the world knows it today, might look in 2012 if in the event it were abandoned in 2009.
Going back in trivia, this is the third adaption of the ichard Matheson's 1954 novel, originally in the film it was vampires instead of zombies. Such movies are always inspired by our fears and hence hold special interest, especially if it's a scientist abandoned in New York struggling to survive a virus that turns humans into flesh-eating mechanical looking zombies.
If we go through its adaptations, the first time the novel was turned into a movie…… [Read More]
NAPSTE INC. SHUTDOWN
For few years, Napster.com was every music lover's favorite site. This was where they could do download their favorite music and share MP3 files with other online users. Napster Inc. was the brainchild of a college dropout Shawn Fanning. Being highly ingenious, he utilized his computer skills to develop a file sharing software and named it Napster. This software enabled users to share music files with each other and thus for sometime they were glad to have found an economical way of listening to their favorite songs. Little did they know that this file sharing would lead to a major lawsuit against Napster, which would result in the closure of the company. Napster was nothing but great software, which made use of compression technique known as MP3, facilitating economical transfer of music files from one computer to another.
The problem arose when groups like Metallica, Dr. Dre…… [Read More]
For example, Walker and Hennig add that, "It has frequently been found that children (particularly boys) in divorced, mother-custody families exhibit lower levels of well-being than children in intact families, with more externalizing and internalizing behavior problems and lower levels of cognitive and social competence" (p. 64). My son is also currently at a formative period that has special significance for single-parents families. For instance, Walker and Hennig also point out that, "Single-mother families are often affectively charged, with high instrumental affection combined with high negativity and conflict, particularly in the transition to adolescence" (1997, p. 64).
The "transition to adolescence" can be a rocky period in anyone's life, of course, and it is reasonable to expect my son to experience some problems in general and with me in particular during this transitional period. Fortunately, this challenging developmental period is eased somewhat as children grow into mid-adolescence. As Walker and…… [Read More]
Project Management: Case Study in Managing a Complex Shipyard Project in Singapore
Background of Complex Shipyard Construction Project
Project Overview and Objective
ork Process of Building Construction
Issue Analysis in Shipyard Construction Project Management
Literature Review of Project Management
Issues in Scope Management
Methodology of Scope Management
Lessons Learned from Scope Management
Issues in Cost Management
Methodology of Cost Management
Lessons Learned from Cost Management
Issues in Human Resources
Methodology of HR Management
Lessons Learned from Human Resource Management
Case Study in Managing a Complex Shipyard Construction Project in Singapore
This paper introduces the special features of a completed shipyard project, together with its construction and human resource management processes as well. The organization of the paper provides an introduction to the topic, an overview and background of the In the first part, this project illustrates overview of the complex background of a complex ship-building project as…… [Read More]
That is why I became Treasurer of the ives Club, out of gratefulness for this extended family. I know many people of my generation struggle to find 'who they are' but the structure of the military offers a potent and compelling answer to that question. To serve means always to be at home amongst people who understand exactly what you are going through: "Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in" (Frost 118-119).
Being in the military does not mean, contrary to conventional wisdom, that one must obey an unthinking policy of 'my country right or wrong.' The men and women in the military must obey because soldiers cannot afford to question every order and live, however, this does not make them unthinking automatons -- far from it. In fact, soldiers think more about the great questions of life and death,…… [Read More]
"It was a curious childhood, full of weird, fantastic impressions and contradictory influences, stimulating alike to the imagination and that embryo philosophy of life which begins almost with infancy."
Paine 14) His consummate biography written in 1912, just after his death claims that Clemens spent the majority of his childhood in the company of his siblings, and the family slaves as his parents where often otherwise engaged, his father and inventor and his mother challenged by the running of such a large family with very little support.
Mark Twain did not remember ever having seen or heard his father laugh. The problem of supplying food was a somber one to John Clemens; also, he was working on a perpetualmotion machine at this period, which absorbed his spare time, and, to the inventor at least, was not a mirthful occupation. Jane Clemens was busy, too. Her sense of humor did not…… [Read More]
Bible: 1 Samuel 17
The story of David and Goliath has become a classic parable of how the weak can defeat the strong, size doesn't matter, and that all things are possible through "the Lord Almighty" (New International Version, 1 Sam. 17.45). From a secular point-of-view, it can be read as a parable of how physical size matters little when set against courage, skill, and an iron will, which is why it is often taught within secular households as well as in Jewish and Christian households.
David and Goliath's widespread notoriety is merely one of the reasons I chose 1 Samuel 17 as my rewritten bible passage. Personally, the story has always resonated with me as a tale of how the combination of courage, willpower, and faith in the Almighty can accomplish all things. hile David's courage allowed him to wrestle lions and bears, teaching him to be unafraid of…… [Read More]
Students then move to advisory to discuss what they learned from the principal, then begins first period science class.
Science is tutorial based, but often broken up into groups of four for lab and experimentation work. Math lab includes a number of different activities that change out regularly.
Following math, the students meet for Art class, which varies daily in activities, social and spatial development.
Lunch and a brief recess follows.
First class after lunch focuses on learning tools combined with independent reading; teacher uses only worksheets as student activity after reading; question worksheet designed to uncover comprehension and vocabulary development
Next class is social studies, work in pairs, teacher uses a number of different strategies and course outlines for variety.
Final period of the day focuses on English, or ESL for international students.
Reviewing a typical day for Ahmad, however, shows some serious disconnects in terms of his continual…… [Read More]
The value chain analysis describes the activities the organization performs and links them to the organization's competitive position" (p. 3). According to Porter, the control of the value chain remains an important objective for most types of organizations today. As defined by economists, the value chain is typically comprised of three components: (a) raw materials acquisition, (b) finished goods manufacturing, and - distributors and customers (Burke, 2000).
Today, many foreign manufacturers are using their value chains to become more competitive in an increasingly globalized marketplace by developing seamless networks that provide them with all or most of what they need to accomplish their organizational objectives (Fong & Wonacott, 2004). According to Barner-asmussen, Bjorkman, and Li (2004), "Strategy and management scholars now widely agree that globally distributed networks of subsidiaries constitute a potentially important source of competitive advantage for multinational corporations (MNCs). By accessing the knowledge residing in these networks, MNCs…… [Read More]
Enron could engage in their derivative trading strategy with no fear of government intervention because derivative trading was specifically exempted from government regulation. Due in part to a ruling by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) chairwoman, Wendy Graham, derivatives remained free of regulatory oversight. Ms. Graham, wife of Texas senator Phil Graham, made this ruling 5 weeks before resigning as chairwoman of the CFTC and joining the Enron oard of Directors in 1993.
Derivative accounting is further complicated because there is no consistent way to fairly report their value and risk in a company's financial report. In 1998 Rule No. 133, "Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities" was developed by the Financial Accounting Standards oard (FAS), an independent agency that sets guidelines for corporate auditors. Rule 133 contains more than 800 pages, which further complicates its adoption and consistent interpretation by various companies. SFAS No. 133 was subsequently…… [Read More]
It is impossible in six short pages to fully comprehend the attitudes that hite Americans had to Native Indians and black Americans in the early centuries of our nation's founding. That was m not my intent. My goal rather, was to illustrate first that although we are often presented a dominant narrative as the narrative, the truth is that in surveying American attitudes towards American Indians and Blacks a single cohesive narrative does not exist. If such a narrative did exist the Native American Seminole tribe of Florida would not exist. The Seminoles were a tri-racial tribe composed of Creek Indians, remainders of smaller tribes, runaway slaves and whites who preferred to live in Indian society (Loewen). The First and Second Seminole wars (1816-18, 1835-42) in which the Seminoles fought against invading hites who demanded that they surrender their African-American members, were fought not for economic value but to eliminate…… [Read More]
Visits home were frowned upon and discouraged, and most Indian families could not afford to pay for the long journey home from the schools, so children remained there year-round until their schooling was complete in many cases.
However, many families did see the worth of a formal education for their children. Author Child notes, "Still, many Ojibwe parents, persuaded of the importance of an education or learning a trade for their child's future, would have agreed with the North Dakota father whose son and daughter attended Flandreau when he expressed his desire for their success in school and wish to keep them there, 'as much as we can stand it'" (Child 54). These parents often hoped their children would receive an education, but also learn a trade, so they could make their way in the world as adults. In theory, children attended school for half the day, and then learned…… [Read More]
benefiting from U.S. social welfare funds? Is it just the poor, or are other groups also receiving financial benefits from the U.S. Treasury? This paper delves into those issues and provides credible resources to ferret out the real facts.
Not for people in poverty exclusively: After pointing out that the Reagan Administration's conservative agenda created an "historic shift" in welfare benefits, journalist Mimi Abramovitz reports that subsequent to the Reagan cuts social welfare programs in fact dole out more taxpayer money to "middle and upper classes" than to poor people (Abramovitz, 2001). The federal government (in 2000) spent $235.9 billion on assistance programs for those in the low income bracket, and yet some $793.9 billion of taxpayer money went to programs that "do not use poverty or need as a criteria…" (Abramovitz, 299). Moreover, the Social Security (and other social insurance programs) "grants" increase with inflation, allowing the purchasing power…… [Read More]
Black Hawk Down, directed by idley Scott. Specifically, it will look at a summary of the film, what part of the film was accurate, what impact it had on the period; what impact it had on future periods; and what impact, if any, it may have on you. "Caring about someone's life, rather than your own," is a very powerful and brave belief to breathe under, as declared by producer, Jerry Bruckheimer. "Black Hawk Down" brings out the "heroism under fire" by which every brotherly soldier of the U.S. angers and Delta Force reside.
HISTOY AND BLACK HAWK DOWN
Somalia - 1993. Two sides were fighting against each other to gain control of Somalia. One was led by "a member of the Abgal (Hawiye) subclan, and the other by General Mohamed Farad Aidid, a member of the Habr Gidir (Hawiye) subclan" (Lefebvre 49). By November 1991, thousands of Mogadishu residents…… [Read More]
Philosophy of Human Resources Management
As all of you are aware, the role of Human Resource Management has greatly increased over the last twenty years, as a rule we are no longer simply responsible for the basics like interviewing new recruits, doing payroll and scheduling work hours. To a large degree the human resources department has begun to be seen as the hub of the corporation.
Advances in technology have in many ways increased our productivity but have also cause an exponential growth in the role of the human resources department. One of the greatest changes that has taken place within the field of human resources and specifically within the human resource department at every successful organization is the focal point for the implementation of change. (alker), (Bechet & alker), (Clinton, illiamson & Bethke)
All of you present have been chosen for your present positions, in large degree because management…… [Read More]
Rappacinni's Daughter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne [...] what the story is about, along with some other interpretations of the meaning of the story. Many different interpretations of this story exist, however, the one that seems to make the most sense is the underlying story of the father and daughter, and how their relationship alters as Beatrice grows older. The father is so immersed in his scientific study that he has ignored his daughter's growing up, but he understands her needs as a woman, and tries to supply them the only way he knows how - with a lover immune to her poison. It is the ultimate love of a father, to create the "perfect" man for his daughter.
Rappacinni's Daughter" is a complex and magical story, and so, it has been interpreted in many different ways. There are many who believe Hawthorne wrote the story as a religious allegory,…… [Read More]
Career esearch eport
esearching companies is very important when anyone is considering a future career. The two companies researched here will be Wal-Mart and Target, in order to determine which one (if any) would be the best choice for me to work at based on all the factors that are important.
The purpose of the report is to discuss both Wal-Mart and Target, in order to show that the companies have many similarities and differences to be addressed when I am looking for employment. The scope of the research addresses a SWOT analysis, along with other information about the company.
The majority of the data will come from Marketline documents that provide company and SWOT analysis information. Other data comes from the companies' websites and an article written about Wal-Mart's expansion to other countries.
Target is the preferred company to work for, for a variety of reasons. Those reasons will…… [Read More]
Not everyone is fond of Italian-Americans. Many believe that anyone with an Italian name must in some way be connected to the Mafia, and thus are leery of personal relationships, fearing some godfather figure lurks in the shadows somewhere. And I have seen Asians be the target of several types of discrimination, from hiring practices to business patronage. There has always been discrimination against African-Americans in some form or another. Today, it is the general belief of many that all African-American youth belong gangs, which is much like the idea that all Italian-Americans are Mafia.
Stereo-typing is common. In fact it could be considered normal, since everyone, no matter the color of their skin or ethnic background, is guilty of it. Each group sees the other as different, the same in many respects, but different nonetheless. My great-grandmother may indeed be rolling in her grave over the fact that my…… [Read More]
Daniel's Seventy Weeks
There are varying views about the meaning that should be ascribed to the ook of Daniel 9:24-27. This work in writing will review those various meanings and attempt to disseminate precisely what the prophecy in Daniel 9: 24-27 really mean and what these prophecies represent as relevant in today's world.
The work of Floyd Hitchcock addresses Daniel 9:20-27 and states that Daniel did not understand the prophecies that were given to him however, God provided information on the subject through the archangel Gabriel who provided Daniel with an understanding of the seventy weeks, reported to be such that were "determined upon Jewish people." (nd, p.2) Daniel stated in the 9th chapter, verses 20-27 as follows:
"And while I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the Lord my God for the holy…… [Read More]
7I bought male and female slaves, and had slaves who were born in my house; I also had great possessions of herds and flocks, more than any who had been before me in Jerusalem. 8I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the treasure of kings and of the provinces; I got singers, both men and women, and delights of the flesh, and many concubines.*
9 So I became great and surpassed all who were before me in Jerusalem; also my wisdom remained with me. 10 hatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them; I
kept my heart from no pleasure, for my heart found pleasure in all my toil, and this was my reward for all my toil. 11 Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had spent in doing it, and again, all was vanity and a chasing after…… [Read More]
snipers and their activity. The writer focuses on the most recent sniper attacks that have been occurring in the Virginia area but uses past cases to elaborate on sniper activity and profiles in general. There were five sources used to complete this paper.
SNIPES AND THEI POFILES
It is one of the scariest things the nation has ever experienced. Nobody is safe. A shot rings out and someone drops. They die. The news screams that the Maryland/Virginia sniper has struck again. He does not seem to have a chosen type to target. A child, shoppers, a bus driver and several others have had their lives ended or forever altered while performing everyday mundane tasks, such as pumping gas, or reading a book. While the attacks are gaining international attention he is not the first sniper that America has ever had. He is perhaps the most threatening because of the way…… [Read More]
Moreover, CoPs develop their practice through improving the diffusion of innovation within their active networks; the benefits of such interactions are countless especially in the field of healthcare. One can assume that specialty doctors' communities would present the perfect example for CoPs because they share the same practice, interest and professionalism. It would be interesting to study if those CoP networks exist in United Arab Emirates, whether they are active or not and whether leaders can be identified. Collecting such data will enable this project to measure if the rate of diffusion of new innovation can be improved and hence be used by pharmaceutical companies in UAE to improve their resource allocation; all within healthcares' ethical framework.
Overview of Study
This dissertation used a five-chapter format to achieve the above-stated research purpose. To this end, chapter one introduced the topic under consideration, a statement of the problem, the purpose and…… [Read More]
The purpose of this research is to investigate customer's loyalty throughout the dimensions of satisfaction, trust and commitment for mobile phone industry in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition, this research also provides practical knowledge which customers are dissimilar in satisfaction and look for different levels of relationship with mobile phones. To sum up briefly, it is completely useful for marketers to comprehend which paradigms affect customers to create good relationship with companies in order to sustain the customer's loyalty.
These are research objectives which are needed to be accomplished in order to reach the above research aim which are stated as following:
To study the relationship marketing to the mobile phone industry in Thailand.
To study the customer satisfactions factor to the mobile phone.
To identify the relationship between various component satisfaction and trust.
To identify the relationship between various component satisfaction and commitment.
To identify the…… [Read More]
The aim of my project was to create a short story, which combines the textual elements of fiction, plus illustrations ranging from digital photographs to illustrations. My goal was to be experimental and to satisfy a need that has not been done before. I was frustrated by the fact that there are hardly any fictional works that combine both text and picture and illustrations aimed at the adult audience. Currently, the majority of books that incorporate pictures are made for and marketed to children. The major influences on this project include works by filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and Chris Marker, comic book authors Alan Moore, Steve Niles, Elman rown, Drew Hayes, Neil Gaiman and Dave Keanes.
The Park is a narrated story told through text and graphic images. The viewpoint of the story is told as if the reader were an invisible observer in the world of the two characters.…… [Read More]
Foreign Policy of China (Beijing consensus)
Structure of Chinese Foreign Policy
The "Chinese Model" of Investment
The "Beijing Consensus" as a Competing Framework
The U.S.-China (Beijing consensus) Trade Agreement and Beijing Consensus
Trading with the Enemy Act
Export Control Act.
Mutual Defense Assistance Control Act
The 1974 Trade Act.
The Operational Consequences of Chinese Foreign Policy
The World Views and China (Beijing consensus)
The Managerial Practices
Self Sufficiency of China (Beijing consensus)
China and western world: A comparison
The China (Beijing consensus)'s Policy of Trading Specialized Goods
The versions of China (Beijing consensus)'s trade development
The China (Beijing consensus) Theory of Power Transition
Foreign Policy of China (Beijing consensus)
ACD arms control and disarmament
ACDA Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
ADB Asian Development Bank
ADF Asian Development Fund
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
AF ASEAN [Association of Southeast…… [Read More]