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North Carolina's Approach To Sexual Predators
ecently, North Carolina struck down North Carolina's ban on registered sex offenders using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. had an issue with Cooper notes that there are still laws on the books that investigators can use to charge suspects with soliciting children online. However, he believes we need a law to try to prevent child sex crimes before they happen. "There are laws for soliciting children online and these predators should be convicted to the fullest extent of the law, but that's after the fact," said Cooper. "That's after they have solicited the child. This law works to put a preventive barrier, to prevent that sex offender from going online to start with."
Laws that prohibit Predatory Conduct
One of the laws involve North Carolina's ban on accessing commercial social networking sites by sex offenders is unconstitutional on its face, the court…
Cooper, A. (2013, August 20). North Carolina appeals court strikes social media ban for sex offenders. Retrieved from http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9212242
Cooper, R. (2013, August 5). The North Carolina Sex offender & Public Protection Registration Programs. Retrieved from http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:QU0k94kkts8J:www.ncdoj.gov/sexoffenderpublication.aspx+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
Markham, J. (2013, August 20). Social Networking Prohibition for Sex Offenders Facially Unconstitutional. Retrieved from http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:4x18O8jq3EYJ:nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/%3Fp%3D4424+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
North Carolina Sentence and Policy Advisory Committe. (2013, March 5). Retrieved from http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:oPwse_rVGVYJ:www.nccourts.org/Courts/CRS/Councils/spac/Documents/sstrainingmanual_09.pdf+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
ew South" on the state of orth Carolina following the close of the Civil War, historian John G. Barrett notes that "the state's detachment from the main contours of Southern plantation life and orthern free-labor society contributed greatly to its future status after Lee's surrender in 1865." 1 As this statement indicates, orth Carolina, once part of the southern Confederacy, faced numerous problems associated with its isolation and the downfall of plantation life which depended heavily on slavery.
At the beginning of the "War Between the States," only seven percent of households in orth Carolina owned slaves, but as the war progressed, this number rose sharply throughout most of the state. Yet poor farmers concentrated primarily on the production of foodstuffs for their own households and found it very difficult to deliver their goods to the main towns and cities, due to the fact that railroads had not yet penetrated…
Barrett, John G. The Civil War in North Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1963: 134.
Carbone, John S. The Civil War in Coastal North Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1976: 57.
Craven County North Carolina Obesity Epidemic
Craven County, North Carolina is located in the Coastal Plains section of North Carolina and is situated halfway between New York and Florida. Craven County is reported to cover 708.43 square miles of land area and is characterized by flat land to gently rolling hills. Craven County is topographically flat with the average elevation approximately 17.5 feet above sea level. Craven County is reported as rural with no metropolitan areas and to be comprised of two cities: (1) New Bern; and (2) Havelock and six other towns that are incorporated. ecreational activities in Craven County are reported to include easy access to water with the terrain, temperature, and climate being conducive to many outdoor recreational activities including sailing, boating, fishing, hunting, golf and other activities.
Craven County, North Carolina has a population of 96,892 and the median household income is $38,473. The hardship…
Craven County, NC (2013) PBS Newshour. Retrieved from: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/interactive/patchworknation/nc/craven-county/
Craven County, North Carolina (2011) Community Health Assessment. Retrieved from: http://www.cravencounty.com/departments/hth/documents/2011/2011_CravenCountyCommunityHealthAssessment_Final.pdf
Craven County, North Carolina (2012) County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. Retrieved from: http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/app/north-carolina/2012/craven/county/1/overall
Craven County, North Carolina (2013) County Health Rankings and Roadmaps. Retrieved from:
Women and the Home Front in Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee during the Civil War
This paper examines the living conditions and attitudes that shaped the lives of the women in western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee during and after the American Civil War. The thesis statement should deal with the breakdown of long standing ties between the people of the mountains as they chose to fight for the Confederacy or the Union. In the pre-war years, these close ties had become strong out of a mutual attempt to try to built a life in the rugged environment they encountered. ased on primary and secondary documentary evidence, this paper will investigate how could friends and family become bitter enemies and how this process played out in the mountains of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee to better understand what the women went through while their brothers, husbands and fathers…
Among the Pines," State Chronicle, September 22, 1883 in Leloudis.
Barret, John G. And W. Buck Yearns (Eds). 1980. North Carolina Civil War Documentary. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.
In an appendix, the editors provide this excerpt from the diary of an eighteen-year-old girl of Everittsville, who recorded her concerns about the fate of women in the Confederacy and her views about the part played by the Confederate male:
Aug. 30, 1861. Hatteras taken by Yanks-- women and children fleeing. "Quick oh God! Save us from the enemy. Surely thou hast not forsaken us."
fall, it is my intention to attend the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. UNC Wilmington is my first choice among schools because it has the right mix of education, social, climate and setting. What I appreciate most is the UNC-Wilmington approach to learning, where the school seeks to offer a high end education that rivals research-first schools. Having such an excellent education in a student-focused school is a major attraction for me, since I want to be in a place where my studies come first.
Academically, my strengths are in mathematics and sciences. This means that I can contribute to the academic excellence of the student body in a number of ways, although my preference is to study either occupational or physical therapy. I know that the biology department at UNCW is strong, as are many of the other science departments, and that is an important draw for me. I see…
city of Four Oaks, North Carolina is involved in the planning stages of development of a new diamond interchange at Keen oad. Unfortunately, several businesses lie in the way of the design and construction of the project and must be relocated to other parts of the town. onnie's Place, Inc. is at the center of controversy as the business must be demolished and a new building must be constructed in another location. In order to finance the reconstruction, the State Department of Transportation must purchase the existing facilities and compensate the owner for his time, effort, and interruption of daily business. Until a fair price has been established between both parties, the owner must concentrate on other opportunities to acquire capital to construct the new facility. Furthermore, he must create and implement a suitable business plan to sustain the growth of his new business. To accomplish these efforts, the owner…
Chapter 4: The microenvironment and an era of global competition. http://www.opsu.edu/business/miller/3913/pmktc04.htm
Access for Women to use Free Clinic Screening Services in North Carolina
U07a1: Nursing esearch Course Project- Part I
Orientation to Graduate Nursing Study
All around the world, women are facing many difficulties maintaining their health and due to their lack of knowledge of the importance of regular checkups, the rate of deaths due to breast and cervical cancer are ever increasing. In order to decrease this, the North Carolina decided to take a step forward and find a solution that would save the lives of the women by early detection of diseases like cancer and by promoting awareness of the importance of early detection and regular screening.
North Carolina has over 79 clinics that offer free screening especially for women. Their goal is to provide health and well-being of the women and their families by providing proper health care to all individuals especially those who cannot afford…
H.M. Malm - Medical Screening and the Value of Early Detection, The Hastings Center Report. 29(1)
Ogden, Jane (2007) Health Psychology: A Textbook. . Maidenhead, England: Open University Press. 201.
Lewison (1965) The Nurse's role in Early Detection of Cancer of the Breast. (4)3
Winsome St. John - editor, Helen Keleher (2007) Community Nursing Practice: Theory, Skills and Issues.(pp.124). Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin.
These highways provide a way through several other Southern states and far into the North East as well. A new highway is currently under construction in the expanding city. Construction on the I-485 began around the turn of the Twenty-First Century, and is planned to be completed within the next five years. The city has also invested large sums of money and energy into the completion and maintenance of the rail line system called the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS). This is a state of the art light rail which feeds into various parts of the city. The local city airport is a major international hub, and one of the largest international airports in the Southern region. Charlotte/Douglas International Airport oversees arrivals and departures from all over the world. This complex transit system has opened up Charlotte not only to other areas of the South, but to the rest of…
Christie, Les. (June 2007). "The Fastest Growing U.S. Cities: From the Empire State to the Lone Star State - the cities that are growing the most." CNN Money. http://money.cnn.com/2007/06/27/real_estate/fastest_growing_cities/
CrimeInCharlotte.com. (2006). "2006 Crime Statistics." http://www.crimeincharlotte.com/2006/12/2006-crime-statistics.html
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story. (2002). "History Timeline." http://www.cmstory.org/
U.S. Census Bureau. (2005). "Charlotte North Carolina Quick Facts," http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/37/3712000.html
In the end, North Carolina seems to suffer from many of the ills experienced by the country at large. Although it is, without doubt, a state blessed with a high level of natural beauty as well as economic prosperity, it is also seriously affected by political and environmental issues that impact the lives of its citizens in very negative ways. hether the state will become increasingly mired in dollar-driven industrial and budgetary problems, or whether the state will eventually pull ahead of its neighbors in dealing with those issues will remain to be seen. One can only hope that a state with as rich a history, and blessed with such potential, will eventually triumph over the problems it currently faces, and arise clean and efficient in the years ahead.
Citizen Times. Staff. "Budget foot-dragging costly and inexcusable." Citizen Times Online Edition. 31 July, 2005. Retrieved on August 1,…
Citizen Times. Staff. "Budget foot-dragging costly and inexcusable." Citizen Times Online Edition. 31 July, 2005. Retrieved on August 1, 2005 http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050731/OPINION01/50729022/1039
Citizen Times. Staff. "TVA should clean up its act, clear up our skies." Citizen Times Online Edition. 01 August, 2005. Retrieved on August 1, 2005 http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050801/OPINION01/50729017/1039
Hamed, Mubarak, Thomas Johnson and Kathleen Miller, The Impacts of Animal Feeding Operations on Rural land Values, Community Policy Analysis Center, University of Missouri - Columbia. May, 1999.
Hartsoe, Steve. "States fighting shortages of state police and highway troopers." Newsday.com. 30 July, 2005. Retrieved on August 1, 2005 http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/connecticut/ny-bc-ct -- troopershortage0730jul30,0,702689.story?coll=ny-region-apconnecticut
history slavery North Atlantic British colonies United States
Observations egarding Slavery
One of the primary methods of resistance for people of African descent who existed in servitude in the North Atlantic British colonies and in the United States was rebellion. Although far from occurring frequently, armed, violent revolt from chattel slaves helped to shape the history of their descendants in these locations. One of the most notorious of these uprisings was known as the Southampton Insurrection led by Nat Turner in Virginia's Southampton County in August of 1831. The effect of Turner's armed insurrection, and those of others in the Southern United States and in other North Atlantic British colonies can be evidenced in the amended legislature which ultimately influenced the future and perception of both slaves and former slaves for several years to come.
Turner's 1831 rebellion was just the latest in the lengthy list of historical uprisings slaves…
Dr. Thomas C., Parramore (1998). Trial Separation: Murfreesboro, North Carolina and the Civil War. Murfreesboro, North Carolina: Murfreesboro Historical Association, Inc.. p. 10
"Nat Turner's Rebellion," Africans in America, PBS.org. Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part3/3p1518.html
Aptheker, H. (1943). American Negro Slave Revolts. 5th edition. New York, NY: International Publishers.
Cullen, Joseph P. "Bacon's Rebellion," American History Illustrated, Dec 1968, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p.4
Native Art of North and Meso America
The objective of this study is to examine the relationship between native North American art and the art of Mesoamerica? Is an exchange of artistic influences seen between these two neighboring regions?
etween 20,000 and 30,000 years ago, the first inhabitants of the Americas arrived in North America. This time was approximately around the time of the last glacial age. The oceans of the world due to water forming into ice were lower than they presently are and a land bridge approximately 1,000 miles wide connecting Siberia to Alaska formed. This is known as the ering land bridge. Some of these new inhabitants settled in North America and others migrated to Central and South America. There were great civilizations flourishing throughout the Americas at different times and in different locations. (Education Department of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2000, paraphrased)
Art of the Americas: Information for Educators (2000) Education Department of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Retrieved from: http://deyoung.famsf.org/files/ArtoftheAmericasEducatorGuide.pdf
Messenger, LC (2010) The Southeastern Woodlands: Mississippian Cahokia -- Late Prehistoric Metropolis on the Mississippi. Making Archaeology Teaching Relevant in the XXI Century (MATRIX). Retrieved from: http://www.indiana.edu/~arch/saa/matrix/naa/naa_web/mod13D.html
Sorenson, JL (2012) Mesoamericans in Pre-Columbian North America. Meal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. Brigham Young University. Retrieved from: http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/books/?bookid=71&chapid=829
Thornton, R. (2010) The Mesoamerican connection: the Toltecs, artisans, scholars, priests and fearsome warriors. The Examiner. 22 Apr 2010. Retrieved from: http://www.examiner.com/article/the-mesoamerican-connection-the-toltecs-artisans-scholars-priests-and-fearsome-warriors
North America into Sub-Regions
By total area, the United States is the world's third largest country, with landscape that varies from temperate forestland and rolling hills on the East coast, mangrove in Florida, the Great Plains in the center of the country, the Mississippi and Missouri river system, the Great Lakes which are shared with Canada, the Rocky Mountains west of the plains, the deserts and temperate coastal zones west of the Rocky Mountains, the temperate rain forests in the Pacific Northwest, and the tundra of Alaska (United). Canada, the second largest country in the world, occupies the northern half of the North American continent, and is divided into six regions, the Pacific Coast, the Interior Plains, the Canadian Shield, the St. Lawrence Lowlands, the Appalachian Region, and the Arctic Lowlands (Geographic). The majority of the regions of both countries tend to correspond with one another. Aside from the South…
Canadian Shield. Retrieved November 05, 2005 from:
Exterior Form of North America. Retrieved November 05, 2005 from:
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British colonizers took a different approach as compared to Dutch and French settlers in America. The former actively pursued their apparent "God-given" power to carry out farming, fishing and hunting activities within Native Americans' lands and water resources.
Chesapeake and Middle Colonies
The region lying between the Chesapeake (i.e., Virginia and Maryland) and the New England colonies encompassed New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware (i.e., "middle colonies") which were formerly Dutch colonies. By the year 1670, the largely-Protestant migrant group from the Netherlands boasted the world's biggest mercantile fleet as well as the loftiest living standards. They were in control of trade in the northern European region and grew into one among the most liberal and multicultural European communities, in addition to being the British's fiercest rival in international trade. They welcomed and supported religious and cultural diversity unlike a majority of America's other colonizers from the European continent.…
South and the North of the 19th Century
As I write this, I can hear faint yells and cheers through my window. Somewhere, the city of Charleston still celebrates. You'll have heard why by the time my letter arrives. Secession. It was no secret that it would happen when Lincoln, that great ape, was elected. As many years as we've been on the receiving end of Yankee insults and "compromises," I wonder why we took so long.
You and I have talked about our peculiar institution, and I know you disapprove, but then, you have not been around Negroes. They are not our equals. They need us to care for them and direct them, and we need them to work the fields and keep our farms and plantations running. There is no immorality, no terrible sin. Merely an advantageous arrangement for both sides. But the Yankees don't see…
Catton, B. (1961). The coming fury, volume one. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co.
Naden, C.J. & Blue, R. (2000). Why fight? The causes of the American Civil War. Austin, TX: Steck-Vaughn Publishers.
Performed; Lab Partners
North Carolina State University has an Industrial Extension Service (IES) for the purpose of assisting small to medium size manufacturing companies in NC compete and succeed.
Industrial Extension Service is a vital part of North Carolina State University. It provides a foundation for the North Carolina business in various areas of work. The company boasts "the latest technologies and best practices in both engineering and business management." ("ies.ncsu.edu") Their main focus is to lead a manufacturing business to success. Their website illustrates the demand for manufacturing and the possible profits through various statistics. "Manufacturing continues to be the leading contributor to North Carolina's $398 billion Gross Domestic Product (GDP), at 18.2% in 2009, or over $72 billion. The next highest contributor to the state's GDP is real estate, rental and leasing: $41 billion, or just over 10%. In addition, manufacturing employs 15.1% of the total workforce, providing…
"Frequently Asked Questions." ies.ncsu.edu. NC State University, 2012. Web. 22 Apr 2012. .
"Manufacturing Matters." ies.ncsu.edu. NC State University, 2012. Web. 22 Apr 2012. .
"Key Facts." Saab Group. Saab Group LLC, 2010. Web. 22 Apr 2012.
"Saab Barracuda LLC: Provider of Camouflage Net Systems and Other Signature Management to Enhance Surv." ies.ncsu.edu. NC State University, 2011. Web. 22 Apr 2012.
Charles . Chesnutt was an American author and essayist who explored themes of race and society in his many works. In addition to these themes, Chesnutt explores the themes of ignorance in the short story "The Passing of Grandison" and in the essay "The Free Colored People of North Carolina." Although "The Passing of Grandison" is an allegorical/moral tale and "The Free Colored People of North Carolina" is an essay based upon statistics based upon the number of freedmen in North Carolina before the Civil ar and their contribution to society, Chesnutt is able to demonstrate that ignorance on the part of whites in the South lead to a loss of laborers, both skilled and enslaved.
In "The Passing of Grandison" there are two types of ignorance that are displayed by the characters. In the story, Col. Owens believes that he has treated his slaves so well that…
Chesnutt, Charles W. "The Freed Colored People of North Carolina." ChestnuttArchive.org.
Web. 23 May 2012.
-. "The Passing of Grandison." The Literature Network. Web. 23 May 2012.
Economic Performance of Wilmington, North Carolina in the Last Century
This paper sheds light on economic performance of Wilmington in the last century. After the Civil war, the city faced rapid changes in its economic structure and thus Wilmington could no longer depend on its sea trade or cotton plantations. Even though the two Great Wars had a positive IMAX on the economy, but the effects couldn't last for long. Today the city is heavily dependent on its tourism and entertainment industries while rice and cotton are also important to Wilmington's economic growth.
Wilmington has historical significance and the city gained prominence during the Civil War due to its strategic location. The economy of this city has never performed increasingly well nor did it suffer serious blows of recession. This is because the city's economy was largely dependent on its harbor and sea trade and this was for…
Bradley T. Ewing and Jamie Brown Kruse: Wilmington and Impact of Project Impact, November 2000 http://www3.tltc.ttu.edu/ecowp/working%20paper/Impact%20of%20Project%20Impact.pdf.
Wilmington, Last 100 years: http://www.ego.net/us/nc/ilm/history/mod.htm
Wilmington History, From copy provided by the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce: http://www.wilmington.org/geninfo/wilmhist.html
1997, the average pass rate for first time test takers on the NCLEX-RN was 93%. Since 1997, the national average pass rate on the NCLEX-RN has declined to 83.8% (National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing, 2002). The pass rate for the state of North Carolina and many other states has also declined in recent years.
Community colleges are the prime educators of new registered nurses in the United States. In 1997, 701 community colleges awarded 41,258 associate degrees in nursing (National Center for Education Statistics 1997). The combined ADN graduate pool constituted 60% of the U.S. graduates who took the NCLEX-RN exam in 2000,and these graduates represent the largest group of nurses entering the profession (National Council of State oards of Nursing 2001). On the other hand, baccalaureate programs graduated 37% of the total; and diploma or hospital-based educational programs, graduated 3%.(Teich, et al.)
In addition to educating the majority…
Adams, Carolyn, Valiaga, Theresa, Murdock, Jane. McGinnis, Susan & Wolfertz, Joanne (2002). Trends in Registered Nurse Education Programs: A Comparison Across Three Points in Time. In National League for Nursing (Ed.), pp. 1-10).:.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (1999). Temporary Nurses Called A Serious Risk Threat At Hospitals. In (Ed.), p.).: American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
American Health Care Association.(1999).Facts and Trends, The Nursing Facility Sourcebook.Washington, D.C.:American Health Care Association.
American Hospital Association.1999.Trendwatch:RN Shortages in Hospitals. Washington, D.C.: American Hospital Association.
This relationship between the executive and legislative branches in North Carolina is similar to that of Texas, which also has a bicameral legislature made up of representatives elected every two years to its house of representatives and senate. Texas also has elected Texas Supreme Court Justices, Appeals Courts, and District Court Divisions with justices elected to six-year terms. The longer term is presumably intended to isolate the justices somewhat from the need to please the populace. The governor is also elected every four years in Texas. (Texas Online, 2006)
The delegation of authority to local governments: hat structure and powers do the cities, counties, and other forms of local government have in the state?
In North Carolina the state has the authority to exercise its police powers to protect public health, safety, and welfare on both a local and state level. Local governments have been delegated the authority to regulate…
How a bill becomes a law." North Carolina Research Division. 2006. [14 Oct 2006] http://www.ncleg.net/NCGAInfo/Bill-Law/bill-law.html
How a judge becomes a judge." North Carolina Research Division. 2006. [14 Oct 2006] http://www.aoc.state.nc.us/www/homecourt/howjud.html
Lt. Governor says all schools need automatic defibrillators." Texas State Senate Press
Release. Texas State Senate Webpage October 9,2005. [14 Oct 2006] http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/new.htm
The Cherokee Tribe in North Carolina is part of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, a federally-recognized independent Native American Cherokee tribe whose home base is in Cherokee, North Carolina, south of the Smoky Mountains. The Eastern Band is comprised of the descendants of the approximately 800 Cherokee who did not join the Trail of Tears—the forced migration of the Native American nations from the Southern U.S. region to the western U.S. region designated by the U.S. government as Indian Territory following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. This relatively small number of Cherokee (compared to the 16,000 Cherokee who were relocated) avoided relocation by living on privately owned land, as opposed to communal land. For example, some 400 Cherokee lived on acreage owned by William Holland Thomas in the Smoky Mountains. Thomas had been taken in by the Cherokee in his youth and now returned the favor in…
The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on North Carolina's Uninsured Population
Tens of millions of Americans are uninsured in regard to their health, many at least partly because of rising health care costs. Spending on healthcare has outpaced the growth in the rest of gross domestic product by 2.5 percentage points annually throughout the past four decades and has doubled every decade and, at that rate, health spending will absorb 40% of GDP by 2050 (Reinhardt, 2010). Currently healthcare related bankruptcies are the leading driver of personal bankruptcies in the country because many families have fallen victim to overwhelming health care related financial burdens. There is an estimated one million six hundred thousand individuals (about seventeen percent) in North Carolina that currently do not have health insurance. This analysis will look at how the Affordable Care Act will affect this population.
The Affordable Care Act
Covington, O. (2013, September 5). Report: 40% of uninsured adults in NC likely to miss out on affordable care. Retrieved from Triad Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/news/2013/09/05/two-in-five-uninsured-adults-in-nc.html?page=all
Hobban, R. (2014, September 17). New Statistics Show Drops in the Rate of Uninsured. Retrieved from North Carolina Health: http://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2014/09/17/new-statistics-show-drops-in-the-rate-of-uninsured/
HRSA Press Office. (2011, December 8). Affordable Care Act support for school-based health centers will create jobs, increase access to care for thousands of children.
Kaiser Family. (2014, January 6). How Will the Uninsured in North Carolina Fare Under the Affordable Care Act? Retrieved from The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation: http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/state-profiles-uninsured-under-aca-north-carolina/
This aspect is greatly leveraged upon by Sport2Sport as different target populations share their experiences on company's Facebook page. There is also an aspect of quick customer response having the potential of going viral over the internet. This makes companies such as Sport2Sport to focus on customer satisfaction and prompt response. Although it may seem untraditional not to focus on traditional advertising and marketing mediums, the paradigm shift in approach to marketing and advertisement has led this agency to effectively spend their marketing budget on online campaigns and maintenance of web-presence.
IV- Organizational structure
Better Business Bureau (BBB) has reported that Sport2Sport is a limited liability company (LLC) with its current rating at A-. The highest possible rating that an agency can get with BBB is A+ (BBB Business eview, 2013). The length of time that the firm is in business is the only potentially negative factor reported by the…
Annual Report. (2013). Sport2Sport Limited Liability Company Annual Report. DEPARTMNET of the SECRETARY of STATE, North Carolina NC. Retrieved from: [ http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/soskb.web.mvc/search/Filings/9433134 ]
BBB Business Review. (2013). Better Business Bureau: Business Review Sport2Sport LLC. Retrieved from: [ http://www.bbb.org/raleigh-durham/business-reviews/sports-and-recreation/sport2sport-in-cary-nc-90205195 ]
CNN Money. (2012). Best Places to Live. Retrieved from: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/best-places/2012/snapshots/PL3710740.html
Facebook.com/CarySport2Sport. ( n.d). Sport2Sport. Retrieved from: [ https://www.facebook.com/CarySport2Sport ]
immigration to the U.S. nd focuses on Charlotte North Carolina. The reader is given an foundational understanding of the INS and how it operates as well as information about immigrants in the Charlotte area, both documented and non-documented. There were four sources used to complete this paper.
INS the Immigrant Police
WHT IS THE INS?
The letters INS stand for Immigration and Naturalization Services. Its purpose is to document and legalize immigrants who come migrate to other nations to live and to work. The INS started in the 1800's when the government decided that merica had a policy of immigration that was to free and to open
fter certain states passed immigration laws following the Civil War, the Supreme Court in 1875 declared that regulation of immigration is a Federal responsibility. Thus, as the number of immigrants rose in the 1880s and economic conditions in some areas worsened, Congress began…
Arthur.C. "Hispanics Feel Economy Pinch ." AP Online; (2002): January.
Arthur.C. "Hispanics Feel Economy Pinch ." AP Online; (2002): January.
Arthur.C. "Hispanics Feel Economy Pinch ." AP Online; (2002): January.
The limitations of attorney-client privilege are outlined. The main rule, 501, places the rules of privilege within the bounds of common law, giving the courts some power over these rules. Spousal privilege is extended, but not in cases of crimes against spouses or children. The privilege does not apply if the spouse is conspiring with the accused to commit a crime. Other privileges include those concerning clergymen, attorneys, journalists. The self-incrimination privilege was extended in the Fifth Amendment.
Many of the privileges are part of common law and are thus found in both states and at the federal level. The standard privileges against self-incrimination, spousal privilege, attorney-client privilege, and privileges for medical practitioners and journalists are all widely held. In each jurisdiction, limits are placed on certain types of privilege for crimes involving children.
There are, however, some significant differences. The South Carolina statutes regarding privilege are fairly similar to…
South Carolina Code of Laws. (2008). Retrieved May 2, 2009 from http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code./t19c011.htm
North Carolina General Statutes: Chapter 8: Evidence. Retrieved May 2, 2009 from http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/Statutes/StatutesTOC.pl?Chapter=0008
Federal Rules of Evidence. Retrieved May 2, 2009 from http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/fre/rules.htm
Kardell, Robert. (2003). Spousal privileges in Federal law. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. Retrieved May 2, 2009 from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2194/is_8_72/ai_107930067/
The area is of interest because it allows linguists to look into the variants of Middle English that influenced the current dialect.
3. The North Carolina Language and Life Project's study of Harkers sland, North Carolina is extraordinarily interesting, as it allows researchers to study a dialect that was formed independently of surrounding areas for nearly two centuries. Because the island was separated from the mainland until a bridge was built in 1941, the dialect spoken there is quite different to other areas, and actually has many features of an older English. By studying this dialect, researchers will be able to determine important conclusions regarding time and language development, as well as dialect. n Johnstown, Ohio, another project is peering closely at sociolinguistics, peering at the relationship between cliques and phonetics, as well as age and language sounds. The researchers aim to determine if differences exist by examining groups of…
In Robeson County, North Carolina, a situation that is of interest to many linguists exists. An ethnically diverse community made up of primarily African-Americans, Native Americans, and Anglo-Americans, the community has remained relatively segregated since its founding. Linguists are interested in this situation because it allows them to study how the English of a Native American community compared with the English of surroundings.
The dialect of Oracoke Island, North Carolina was shaped by those who migrated from different locations in England. According to the North Carolina Language and Life Project, most of those who settled in the South in the United States were actually from the South of England as well, although some from the East of England also settled in this area. Because the current dialect of the area is based on Middle English, it is true that these different varieties of Middle English influenced the development of the linguistic situation in the area. The Scots-Irish dialect greatly influenced the area, as many Scots-Irish helped found it. The area is of interest because it allows linguists to look into the variants of Middle English that influenced the current dialect.
3. The North Carolina Language and Life Project's study of Harkers Island, North Carolina is extraordinarily interesting, as it allows researchers to study a dialect that was formed independently of surrounding areas for nearly two centuries. Because the island was separated from the mainland until a bridge was built in 1941, the dialect spoken there is quite different to other areas, and actually has many features of an older English. By studying this dialect, researchers will be able to determine important conclusions regarding time and language development, as well as dialect. In Johnstown, Ohio, another project is peering closely at sociolinguistics, peering at the relationship between cliques and phonetics, as well as age and language sounds. The researchers aim to determine if differences exist by examining groups of children and adults.
The natural environment provides students with a calm and quiet place to unwind from the noises of the classroom. It nurtures and supports animal-life all year round. This is critical for areas where commercial and residential development is reducing most natural areas. Wildlife especially needs help during the cold and snowy months. Students can also see how it benefits the environment. It also helps connect students to the world of nature. Increasingly, because children are spending more and more times indoors, they are losing touch with nature.
Humans, because they spent their first 14,000 years in nature, have a special bond with the outdoor world. When they are taken away from this environment, through cities, lack of parks, no outdoor play, there can be psychological affects. When taking time to enjoy nature, children will feel better about themselves and the world at large.
We are also going to put a…
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Suppose I was asked to donate money to "Citizens for Better Schools," what would I need to find out about the group first? The first thing would be find out if they are a bona fide public charity -- a 501 C3 -- and if they were, I would examine their bylaws and mission statement. Secondly, I would locate board members and examine public statements they have made and projects they have injected themselves into. Something with a vague title like this one has could actually be a protest group trying to remove certain board members from the school board or they might be advocating to have the science textbooks changed so evolution isn't taught. I would also look through newspaper reports to find what the group has been advocating in its public pronouncements.
Should journalists have the right to protect their sources? The answer is yes. One example relates…
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Regulation Movement, the American Revolution, and the Whiskey Rebellion shared much in common in the state of North Carolina. Chronologically the first to occur, the Regulation movement can be thought of as a precursor to the American Revolution. Both were reactions to unfair government practices, such as unfair taxes, limited or no representation in legislatures, and corrupt juries and court systems. Likewise, the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794, which came a few years after the Revolution, was also a mass effort to prevent the government from levying what the people believed were unfair taxes. The Whiskey Rebellion tested the newly formed American government, while the Regulation Movement indicated the widespread discontent of all Americans prior to the Revolutionary War.
In North Carolina, these three movements were successful to varying degrees. The Revolution was the most successful, but its boundaries extended far beyond the state. The Regulator Movement was unique to North…
elocating and Existing Business
Business elocation Literature eview: onnie's Place Convenience Store Four Oaks, NC
One of the most integral parts of successful business transitions of any kind is associated with proper and seemingly exhaustive research. A literature review of the particular issues associated with any business trend or transition can serve any business owner no matter how small their scope. Though it is important to understand the local and regional aspects of small business that can sometimes only be learned through owning a business in a particular region and practicing controlled trial and error, the larger concepts of business relocation and/or retail service practices also serve as a tool for better understandings of needs and practices.
In this particular case the owner of onnie's Place Convenience store will need to assess local and national information sources on issues particular to the transition that he/she is facing. Business relocation is…
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...[p. 41] Reasons may be given, why an Act ought to be repeal'd, and yet obedience must be yielded to it till that repeal takes place.
The intent of most colonists, was to create change through the proper channels, as has been described by the Philadelphia congress, as having occurred over the ten years bridging the two previous declarations.
A consummate expert on the War of Independence, writing in the early twentieth century, Van Tyne, stresses that the development of the ideal of democratic representation, was seeded in the ideals of Puritan politics which were spurned by the exposure of ministers to the ideas of John Locke and John Milton, who demonstratively effected the ideas of the American colonists as well as many others all over the colonial world. The idea of a fierce fight against tyranny and unchecked despotism was an essential standard of the day and at some…
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UAN LUDVIGON[footnoteRef:1] [1: usan Ludvigson was born in Rice Lake, Wisconsin on February 13, 1942 and graduated from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls in 1965 with majors in English and psychology. he taught English in various Junior high schools before finishing a master's degree in English at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. he began the PhD program in English at the University of outh Carolina, taking classes with James Dickey, but was offered a job at Winthrop University. Ludvigson lives in outh Carolina. And was inducted into the outh Carolina Academy of Authors in 2009.]
The Lilies of Landsford Canal[footnoteRef:2] [2: Landsford Canal is the farthest upstream of a series of canals built on the Catawba and Wateree Rivers to provide a direct water route between the upstate settlements and the towns on the fall line.It is located along the Catawba River in Chester County and Lancaster County…
Sweet Confluence: New and Selected Poems
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 2000
Raise Respectful Children
Children are an extension of their parents and they were they are raised affects their personality to a great extent. It is only right that parents should focus on building the right kind of relationship with them so that they grow up to be better human beings and better citizens and carry that upbringing with them as well.
Since it is a stage where human beings can be easily molded into whatever shape you would like them to, you should particularly care for what you say in front of them or do, and what you teach them, because they are impressionable and pick everything, not just the good.
In raising children, one should always keep God in mind, and seek Him out, and look to Him for help at all times. And teach your kids to do the same. And one should remember that no matter how…
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The area that consists of andolph County, NC is quite vital for this region of the country. According to the United States Census, the 2012 population estimate is 142,466 people for this region. The population is nearly 90% with black and Latinos making up most of the rest of the demographic. The county is generally lower middle class with the average median household income nearly $40,000. This county is poorer than the rest of North Carolina. The vitality is average with unemployment and apathy is significant in this region.
Indicators of Social And Economic Conditions
andolph County has experienced some difficult economic times in the last 5 years and it shows in the community. There are many vacant buildings, buildings and homes for sale and a general sense of mild despair amongst many in the community. Unemployment, drug abuse and obesity are major problems contributing to…
Randolph County Health Department Homepage. Viewed 22 June 2013. Retrieved from http://www.co.randolph.nc.us/ph/
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Civility and the Student Leader
"Be a Helping Hand" -- a futuristic program for the North Carolina State University
This is program is extremely important as a lot of peer hostility, including intimidation, disparagement, as well as turmoil, is socially framed. Young adults make use of peer hostility to achieve interest, manage other people, and get social status. The individuals involved will include a selective student body from the senior classes and Masters or PhD programs, with one chosen student as the leader of this group, as well as a group from the university administration including an experienced professor, the university psychiatrist and a student councilor amongst others. The group member will primarily approach conflict civility with a firm hand and allow the students in conflict to be tackled separately. Immediate action will be needed and encouraged by the group so as to ensure that the conflict does…
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Gender and Jim Crow - Political Activism by Middle Class, African-American omen
Conventional wisdom paints the period between the late 19th century to the 1950s as a time of racial discrimination and violence for African-Americans in the southern states. However, in Gender and Jim Crow, Glenda Gilmore presents an account of how white supremacist politics were also mediated by gender, and how this period of racial discrimination was also marked by political activism on the part of middle class African-American women.
In the early parts of the book, Gilmore illustrates how gender was used as a tool in Jim Crow segregation. hite men in North Carolina, for example, justified white supremacy and disenfranchised black men by raising the specter of the black rapist and appealing for the safety of white women in their homes. This pushed black men into what Gilmore termed a "vortex of silence" (134).
Black women, on…
Gilmore, Glenda Elizabeth. Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996
Figure 3: Groups by Children Present
It is important that some of these groups that include children plan to feed the ducks meaning that children will be near the water and requiring assurance that required staff be present to manage the feeding of ducks and to ensure safety of the children. The following chart indicates the with red highlighting the groups that will be grilling during trail use indicating the requirement of staff being present to ensure that there is no occurrence of fire that is incorrectly used or extinguished while grilling that might harm the environment of the trail area.
Figure 4: Presence of Children equiring Additional Staff
It is recommended that each group include a trail guide and a trail assistant. The trail guide will lead the group on the trail with the assistant walking, running or bicycling at the rear of the group to ensure the group…
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(b) a birth parent, or another person acting on the parent's behalf, may receive or accept payments authorized in subsection (a) of this section; or a provider of a service listed in subsection (a) of this section may receive or accept payments for that service (N.C. Gen. Stat. § 48-10-103(a-b)(2010)).
Therefore, if Kippi were acting on behalf of an adoptive parent, her payments to the client may have been permissible under the law. Moreover, because the money would have come from the adoptive parent, rather than from Kippi herself, it might not have violated any ethical rules. There does not seem to be evidence of such a scenario in this case; however, it does provide a scenario in which Kippi's actions might be considered ethical, making it clear that, to determine the ethics of the scenario, one would need to know why the client was seeking the assistance of Legal…
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44). She affiliated with the African Methodist Church (AME), preaching from New York State to Ohio and down South as well. She published her autobiography in 1849 and received "strong resistance and biting criticism," according to Frances Smith Foster (1993). "Lee used her alleged inferiority to emphasize the power of her message and in so doing, she…implies an authority superior to those whom she addresses" (Foster, p. 57). Indeed, Lee used the New Testament assertion that "the last shall be first" and in her autobiography she said she was an example of God's "ability to use even 'a poor coloured female instrument' to convert sinners…" (Foster, p. 57).
Another worthy source utilized for this paper is Dr. Edward R. Crowther, Professor of History at Adams State College in Colorado. Crowther published an article in the Journal of Negro History explaining how African-Americans got away from the white man's church after…
Blount, Brian K. (2005). Can I Get a Witness? Reading Revelation Through African-American
Culture. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press.
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The educational system up to this point, very likely to continue in the future, has swung back and forth between these two philosophies (individualist and essentialist) in a pendulum effect, as educators seek to engender interest for knowledge in the student. Interestingly the application of the core principles in the Paideia Proposal can be applied to both swings of the pendulum as it demands that the core subjects be taught and demonstrated in a manner that meet individuals greatest possible abilities through presentation hands on and demonstration of learning, that is essential to the proposal. Each student is demonstrating his or her learning through the creation of presentations and/or projects that require analysis outside the classroom. For this to be effective many essential elements must come into play. Educators, in a broader sense, must view and critique the works of students, parents must be actively involved in critiques…
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Free grazers were the ones that utilized this land in order to feed their cattle throughout the way to the cattle markets which were located in Kansas. Many of the settlers were inspired to bring some kind of settlement to this area by the government which in no time started making aggressions among the grazers and settlers. The grazers were not fond of them at all due to them taking away the grasslands and then putting up fences made of barbwire which in return restricted where the cattle would be able to roam. Therefore, the grazers would cut graze and fence upon the terrestrial of the colonist. These actions would then guide to a person shooting another individual for some crime they did. Since there was no state to rule, the ruling was taken up by local vigilante crowds.
At the set of the revolutionary ar the Army…
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ACME Mexico City Analysis
Acme New Mexico
The author of this report is asked to conduct an analysis and issue a report for the ongoing operations of Acme New Mexico. First, there will be a focus on two data-collection techniques, those being sustainable supply chain management and decision support systems. The purpose of each technique chosen will be explained in addition to why each choice benefits the company. However, the limitations of each option will be explored and discussed as well. The costs and training of each technique will be mentioned. The problem, opportunity or challenge of Acme Mexico City will be mentioned as well as the roadblocks associated with achieving the necessary metrics and outcomes.
The reasoning behind the two techniques selected is not hard to decipher or justify. Sustainability is often dismissed a sham or unrealistic, even when it comes to supply chain topics. While petroleum…
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Nelson's violent images call upon the reader to behold the corpse of Till, forcing the reader into a state of seismic cultural shock, as America has long been eager to forget its racist legacy (Harold, 2006, p.263). Trethewey's first lines of her book are gentler, but there is always the urge to remember: "Truth be told, I do not want to forget anything of my former life" (Trethewey, p.1)
The calls her poetic collection an act of memory "Erasure, those things that get left out of the landscape of the physical landscape, things that aren't monumented or memorialized, and how we remember and what it is that we forget. I wanted to kind of restore some of those narratives, so those things that are less remembered (Brown, 2007). Her use of the sonnet form over her cycle of poems is not as perfectly consistent as Nelson's, but repetition and remembrance…
Black Soldiers in Blue: African-American Troops in the Civil War Era. Edited by John
David Smith. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.
Brown, Jeffery. "Pulitzer Prize Winner Trethewey Discusses Poetry Collection."
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Feldstein from Arizona. When the hospital was purchased by another company, they canceled the contract with Feldstein claiming that the actions that were taken were illegal. In the case, the court sided with Feldstein saying that a host of hospitals will use a variety of incentives to attract doctors. Under the Stark Law (which prohibits doctors and hospitals from making self referrals) they found that the health care facility did not violate any provision. (Stark Law 2010) However, the transaction was considered to be questionable, because of the unique arrangement that Feldstein and the hospital had about the referrals of patients. As a result, the decision would outline a number of different principals including: illegal activity arguments can be made by either party, recruiting arrangements based on referrals are in violation of federal law, hospitals need to carefully scrutinize recruiting agreements and they should develop strategies to protect themselves against…
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Factors that affect an organization's capacity and willingness to change need to be examined and exploited. Organizational culture, which is a set of shared values and assumptions that are followed by the members of an organization, plays an important role in affecting the attitude of an organization to change. If an organizational history has been unwelcome to change in the past, it is highly unlikely that an organization will be willing to accept change in the future. Sometimes, core competency can assist in the process of change (Porter, 1980).
Lastly, at the individual level, the process of change is completed when it is implemented within a company. The task of the general manager then becomes of envisioning the future of the change and of facilitating cooperation among the workforce. He is also responsible for implementing change at various levels of production, development and distribution. In particular, what needs to be…
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The report also identified some important aspects that determined successful completion of higher education. It was found that among both borrowers and non-borrowers, working part-time or fulltime and/or delayed entry into college carried a significantly high risk for dropping out. The fact that almost all of the students who successfully completed higher education were enrolled in college right after high school, attended fulltime and did not work part time or full time implied that external distractions had a major negative impact on successful completion. Since borrowers are under financial burden they are more prone to take up part time jobs and therefore carry a greater risk for dropping out. Essentially, one of the main findings and recommendations of this report is to "Make college more affordable so as to reduce dependence on loan financing and student employment, especially for those with the greatest need." [Lawrence Gladiex, pg 16]
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Sensibility and the American evolution
The book Sensibility and the American evolution" by Sarah Knott is a look at the idea of sensibility as a movement and its relationship to United States history. The author follows the growth of the sensibility movement in America, defines the movement and its goals, and offers up rationale why it existed and grew in popularity.
The author calls this movement a "sentimental project" (Knott 2009, 29), which helped create a societal acceptance and of personal change, which helped lead to unparalleled social reform. She writes, "Man's sensibility to the world around him was deemed a natural basis for social action, a means of healthy self-formation and social connectedness" (Knott 2009, 1). She also believed society was linked to the self and that it was a "sympathetic means of cohesion" (Knott 2009, 1). Many people think of the literary form of sensibility when they hear…
Knott, Sarah. 2009. Sensibility and the American Revolution. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.
King's Three Faces
The book The King's Three Faces: The ise and Fall of oyal America, 1688-1776 by Brendan McConville views the prevalence of royalists in colonial America, and their relationship with Great Britain and her royalty. He asserts the early colonists had a healthy relationship with their mother country, and wanted to keep it that way. He believes that concept carried through to the evolution for many Americans, leading to his disquieting conclusion that colonial society was inherently supportive of the monarchy and its aims, rather than "antithetical to monarchy" (McConville 2006, 79), as is the accepted historical conclusion. The author examines the political culture of the time to reach his determination, indicating the depth and scope of his research and his analysis of that research.
His book breaks down the period of 1688-1776 into manageable sections detailing the myriad details that point to the support of monarchy in…
McConville, Brendan. 2006. The King's Three Faces: The Rise and Fall of Royal America, 1688-1776. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.
" (Halpin and urt, 1998) Duois states: "The history of the American Negro is the history of this strife -- this longing to attain self-conscious manhood, to merge his double self into a better and truer self. In this merging he wishes neither of the older selves to be lost. He would not Africanize America, for America has too much to teach the world and Africa. He would not bleach his Negro soul in a flood of White Americanism, for he knows that Negro blood has a message for the world. He simply wishes to make it possible for a man to be both a Negro and an American, without being cursed and spit upon by his fellows, without having the doors of Opportunity closed roughly in his face. (Duois, 1903)
The work of Pope (1998) conducted a study to make examination of the relationship between psychosocial development and racial…
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Being able to lead people is extremely important. I have been a leader in both the government and the private business environment for more than 20 years. Leadership experience that I have currently encompasses service to my nation as a non-commissioned officer in the United States rmy and as a senior civilian manager within the Department of Veterans ffairs of the Department of Defense. During the time that I have worked in these environments I have learned that leading a change initiative requires much more than simply envisioning the future. It requires staying on top of budgets, people, materials, vendors, and others, while at the same time ensuring that the necessary activities of the business on a day-to-day basis continue. In today's fast-paced and rapidly evolving environment, change is the norm. Before an organization can completely finish their adjustment to one change the same organization often gets hit…
Another example of leading people occurred in July 2004 in which I had four challenges which overlapped and greatly impacted the performance of my organization. There was a 30% turnover in staff during this time with employees moving to North Carolina and Florida. Because of this, the challenge of recruiting for a season that is historically busy was a very high priority. Secondly, there was a transition of the organization's leadership during that period of time which required a shift in operations education for the staff. The third challenge was the planning and execution of many of the high-profile events that took place during that time and which I had to work on and be involved in on a daily basis. The fourth challenge involved my selection to participate in a senior executive service candidate development program. This required me to attend courses for core qualifications as well as maintaining my job performance on a daily basis.
Within a six-month time frame from August of 2004 to February of 2005 I recruited for the positions that were open, interviewed 11 candidates, hired new employees, provided on-the-job training, built a cohesive team of professionals, and planned and executed several high-profile events. One of the main benefits of the online college program I was required to take for the senior executive service candidate development program was that it made me much more aware of various ways to maximize the positives and work around or even actually change the negatives, as well as how to avoid overuse of the positives.
Because I view myself as a leader I am also committed to lifelong learning. It is widely known that one of the main differences between leaders that are very effective and those that are not as effective is the effective leaders' ability to recognize how the individual behavior of that leader impacts the workplace. Leader behavior is very important to the social and total mix of corporate culture. Work situations are constantly changing and the leaders' behavior must also change if it is going to be effective. At the end of the online college program I completed I was able to discuss with my coach and mentor the results of the assessment inventories that I took and we were then able to work together to create a personal action plan for my individual professional development as well as strategies to motivate and lead my staff through the challenges that were going to be encountered over the following 90 days. The program helped me to integrate many of the new insights and information that I gained during the online program and therefore benefited not only myself but my staff as well.
Internal Business Process Perspective balanced scorecard turns attention aspects organization's operations possibility direct control managers employees.
The balanced scorecard at Duke's Children Hospital
In the context of a rapidly evolving society, the health care sector must also develop new mechanisms by which to keep up with the emergent changes and challenges. One example in this sense is represented by the implementation of business tools and techniques within the act of health care provision.
One relevant example in this sense is offered by Duke Children's Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, which implemented the balanced scorecard to address some critical problems with costs of health care provision and nurse dissatisfaction.
"Between 1993 and 1996 DCH's cost per case increased $4,389, while reimbursement declined, leading to a negative net margin in 1996 of $11 million dollars. During this same period, nurse productivity declined from 80th percentile to the 80th percentile, while patient and…
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Meliones, J.N., Alton, M., Mericle, J., Ballard, R., Cesari, J., Frush, K.S., Mistry, K. 10-year experience integrating strategic performance improvement initiatives: can the balanced scorecard, Six Sigma and team training all thrive in a single hospital? Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality http://www.ahrq.gov/downloads/pub/advances2/vol3/advances-meliones_40.pdf accessed on August 17, 2012
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obert, T.E., Pomarico, C.A. & Nolan, M. (2011). Assessing Faculty Integration of Adult learning needs in second-degree nursing education. Nursing education perspectives, 32(1), 14-17.
obert, Pomarico and Nolan (2011) have presented a model for assessing the learning needs of second-degree nursing education. The study was essentially designed In a way that assessment of interactive teaching model was made possible. The second-degree BSN students were taken as the sample of study. The main research question being investigated was that whether or not the teaching strategies being used at the second-degree nursing education level met the needs of nursing students. The literature review being conducted by the authors is somewhat precise and short and identifies the existing gap that exists in the learning need assessment of nursing students. It was identified in the start of study that for program development for this student segment in nursing, it is essential to evaluate the…
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Admission Essay: Gelareh Noenifard
Thank you for the opportunity to submit a learning portfolio for you to consider my application to enroll for the Podiatry B.Sc. degree. I trust that the information provided will convince you of my passion for the medical profession. I believe that knowledge is power and it is my desire to explore every learning opportunity to broaden my education toward attaining this qualification. It is my goal to offer my services free of charge - while I am studying - to podiatry practices to gain work experience. I have attended a podiatry taster day and found it to be a rewarding and challenging career. My interest was sparked when I received medical attention for an injured ankle. I regularly visit the podiatric office to gather information about the profession, learn by observing the treatment procedures, and ask questions about podiatric…
One of the most brutal crimes in North Carolina occurred in 1984 when a young white newspaper reporter, Deborah Sykes, was assaulted, raped, sodomized, and stabbed to death a few blocks from her workplace in Winston-Salem (Stern & Sundberg, 2006). Darryl Hunt, a 19-year-old black man was charged with this crime despite the absence of any physical evidence linking him to the crime. Hunt’s charges were largely based on an eyewitness’ identification that was made by a former member of Klu Klux Klan. He was later convicted of the crime and sentenced to life imprisonment by a jury of 11 whites and one black. However, in 1994, DNA testing showed that Hunt did not rape the victim, which generated significant doubts on his involvement in the murder of Deborah Sykes. Despite these findings, Hunt stayed behind bars for another decade for a crime he did not commit before his release…
It did not permit them to provide medical or humanitarian aid to the enemy side, which was common in other wars. More than 2,000 Mennonites were drafted, and, for the first time, spent time in military camps. Another 600 to 800 left the United States for Canada. Finally, in 1918, the Farm Furlough Bill allowed COs to do farm labor in lieu of military duty due to the extensive labor shortage (ibid)
Not every CO could change his status, however. Each situation was taken by itself and evaluated separately to determine if the individual was truly a conscientious objector. In fact, about ten percent of those Mennonites who declined all service to the military were court-martialed and sent to jail, sixty percent found some other option of service such as farm labor or reconstruction work, and thirty percent of those drafted remained in army camps without opportunity to meet with…
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(Steamboats, incidentally, did even better.)
Due to the heavy emphasis on steam transportation, especially by rail the government was better equipped to man and supply vast areas of the nation in combat. The train also traveled at a far greater speed than other more traditional forms of transport, as much as 5 times faster than the mule-drawn wagons of the day. Therefore fewer vehicles were needed and supplies and people arrived in far better condition than they had in the past.
Troops traveling by train rather than on foot experienced less fatigue and fewer instances of straggling and desertion, even though the freight cars used for most troop movements were anything but comfortable. Supplies hauled by rail were more likely to reach the troops in useable condition, owing both to the speed of delivery and to the shelter afforded by enclosed railroad cars.
There are countless examples of the alterations…
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.. The history of miscegenation in this country...demonstrate[s] how society has used skin color to demarcate lines between racial groups and to determine the relative position and treatment of individuals within racial categories. (Jones, 2000, p. 1487)
Prior to the civil war lighter skinned blacks were more likely to gain their freedom, and own property, through favor or inheritance. This is probably in part to the public, sometimes even official, recognition of their lineage, often they were the product of their white masters and favored slaves.
The large number of mulattoes among the slaves freed in Missouri suggests the master's benevolence was a genuinely warm feeling he had for persons he knew to be his blood relations. By 1860, the presence of 1,662 mulattoes in the total free Negro group of 3,572 in Missouri, indicates considerable race-mixing. (Official Manual State of Missouri, 1973-1974 "The ole of the Negro in Missouri…
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As for the New York and Chicago divisions, their managers should definitely try to improve the way they allocate their costs and to make some cuts, since the costs are obviously excessive.
3) as far as goal congruence is concerned, managers should not be paid in accordance with the total net profit of the company, but only in accordance with the one obtained by them.
Another change that should be applied is allocating the non-traceable costs according not to the total revenues of a division, but to the traceable costs incurred by that particular division, since managers should try to minimize costs as much as possible. However, that would mean that the managers would disregard revenues in favor of costs. Therefore, a more relevant indicator of a manager's performance is the cost margin (excluding non-traceable costs). That is, calculating the total traceable costs divided by the total revenues of a…
Moreover, the Quakers turned down New England's request for assistance during the New England-Indian Wars.
The colonists set up an agricultural economy where they grew their own food like corn and wheat. The cattle they raised gave them meat, milk, and butter. They also kept chicken and sheep. The colonists who settled in Pennsylvania came for religious reasons. They wanted religious freedom. Penn branded the Catholic Church as a "Whore of Babylon" and Puritans as "hypocrites and revelers in God." After Penn had written "The Sandy Foundation Shaken" the Bishop of London ordered that he be imprisoned until he recanted his written statements (Anonymous, 2012).
African slaves in the southern colonies like the South and North Carolina worked in the rice field. Some had good knowledge of rice growing having come from rice growing regions in West Africa. by, 1708, majority of people of living in the rice growing regions…
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Lee decided to run even before Sherman was able to come, and escaped from Petersburg. Grant was able to catch him at Appomattox, and then was the surrendered. There were 360,000 dead on the Union side and 260,000 dead on the Confederate side, but the union continued. This war made United States as a nation and a state. Earlier secession and state veto power had been disturbing the government from the beginning. (United States (History): The South Secedes) From here started econstruction, but that is another story.
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