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Designing a Procedural Security System-Wk4-Writ

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One of the principle threats that is found at the internal level of airport security is passengers attempting to smuggle items aboard planes that can function as weapons. In this respect, security measures must include a list of substances that passengers are prohibited from flying with (such as chemical compounds) (Staples, no date), in addition to utilizing various devices to ensure that no is violating these rules.

There are a host of technological applications that are utilized for achieving the latter objective. Most of these devices involve scanning passengers to both detect and deter them from taking potentially lethal contraband aboard planes. Metal detectors are utilized to look for typical weapons such as firearms and knives, while searches of passengers and scanning of their luggage should also be conducted to look for any prohibited materials. Other scanning devices include x-ray machines and explosive detection machines, both of which can detect…… [Read More]

References

Staples, Edward J. (No date). "The Industrial Physicist -- Safeguarding Ports with Industrial Security." American Institute of Physics. Retrieved from http://www.aip.org/tip/INPHFA/vol-10/iss-3/p22.html.

Tyson, J., Grabianowski, E. (no date). "How Airport Security Works." How Stuff Works. Retrieved from  http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/modern/airport-security4.htm
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Seeing an Injured Soldier and

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I earned my Master's degree from Ashford University while in Afghanistan, graduating with a 3.83 grade point average. I take education very seriously and have been waiting for an opportunity such as the second degree program to bridge my present to a future nursing career that has long been a dream of mine.

In addition to valuing common respect and honesty, I adapt well to change. As a veteran, I know that change is constant and cannot be controlled. What can be controlled, however, is how I choose to react to change. I am the type of person who will assess change and adapt to whatever the circumstance demands. Whether I provide nursing care in a hospital setting, long-term care facility, or other establishment where medical care is provided, I am confident I will be able to acclimate to the environment and provide attentive and accurate care to the best…… [Read More]

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Efqm Excellence Model Investigating the Viability of

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EFQM Excellence Model

Investigating the viability of using the (EFQM) Excellence Model 2013 as a basis for introducing an Integrated Management System into a Print Media Company

The viability of using the European foundation for quality management (EFQM) excellence

An integrated management system (IMS) is a system of management that incorporates the entire organizations' processes and departments in one inclusive framework (Pardy & Andrews 2010). This enables the organization to function as a distinct unit that has integrated objectives and vision. An organization with an integrated system becomes a whole unit, which is genuinely coordinated with each specific objective in line with one major goal of the organization; significantly improving the overall performance of the organization.

An integrated system gives a comprehensible, holistic view of all aspects of your organization, how they have an effect on each other and their allied risks. It also reduces work duplication and hence, eases…… [Read More]

References

Oakland, J.S. (2003). Total quality management: text with cases. Oxford, Butterworth-Heinemann.

Porter, L.J., & Tanner, S.J. (2004). Assessing business excellence: a guide to business excellence and self-assessment. Amsterdam [Netherlands], Elsevier.

Kanji, G.K. (2002). Measuring business excellence. London [u.a.], Routledge.

hakes, C., & Wilkinson, J. (2007). The EFQM excellence model: for assessing organizaional performance: a management guide. Zaltbommel, Van Haren Publishing.
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Edwin Meese and Mark Twain

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Meese's use of the word "guilty" is incorrect, as he presumes that any arrested person is ipso facto guilty. His last sentence is also fallacious, as he presumes that any suspect is a guilty person. Meese's presumption is wrong because suspect is a suspect and through a due court process may be proven either innocent or guilty.

2. What does Meese assume to be true as a major premise?

It is hard to figure out what Meese assumes to be true since his statement is incoherent and contradictory. However, the ending of the statement suggests that innocent people are never going to be suspect and arrested. Therefore, all arrested people are ipso facto guilty. But this is also uncertain since Meese says that innocent suspects have the right to have a lawyer before being questioned. Either Meese's understanding of a "suspect" is different or has several meanings, or Meese's own…… [Read More]

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Bernard Osher Allied Health Scholarship

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I participated in local programs to feed the homeless through the Ethiopian Christian Fellowship. I volunteered for the Alameda food bank as well as for local hospitals and animal shelters.

My volunteer work brought me out of my shell, and enabled to feel that I could make a difference in the lives of others. By healing others, I healed myself. Through maturity I have come recognize and respect my limits and honor my capabilities. In my ten years living in the United States I have experienced more inside myself than many even better traveled will experience in a lifetime. I have gone from a happy and busy childhood, to being a lonely and miserable man, isolated and old before his time, to once again becoming accepted and beloved person who is a vital part of his community.

Scholarship Statement: Bernard Osher Allied Health Scholarship

The language of health and medicine…… [Read More]

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Radiologic Technology Application to Gurnick

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Personal Statement: Radiologic Technology Program

To me, there is nothing more fulfilling and exciting than being part of a team that alleviates the suffering of others. Unknown to many, mostly those serving in other professions, working in the medical field has its own unique challenges. It is the realization that mine is a unique role - a role that involves helping others -- that motivates me to keep working in this noble field. It is this same reason that motivates me to become a radiologic technologist. In addition to matching my skill-set, the radiologic technology field does, to a large extent, match my experience -- spanning over seven years in a healthcare setting. In the final analysis therefore, successful completion of the Radiologic Technology Program at GAMA will be a logical step towards the further development and enhancement of my career in the medical arena. Indeed, professional growth in the…… [Read More]

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Michael Lewis's 2003 Book Moneyball The Art

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Michael Lewis's 2003 book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game is a compelling narrative about the business of baseball. Yet Moneyball is no ordinary baseball story. Lewis discovered that the 2002 Oakland Athletics managed to compete at the upper echelons of Major League Baseball while maintaining the second-smallest budget in the entire league. The story focuses on the Oakland Athletics management and the strategies they used to win in spite of having a budget lower than average in Major League Baseball.

The story appeals to readers on a number of different levels. From a business standpoint, Moneyball shows how being stuck in outmoded patterns of behavior and thinking can cause failure. On the other hand, taking risks, accepting change and embracing novel ideas into the workplace are keys to success. Moneyball is also an exposition of strong leadership skills, which are a critical component to organizational success. The…… [Read More]

References

Ackman, D. (2003). Book review: Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. Forbes. May 2003. Retrieved online:  http://www.forbes.com/2003/05/28/cx_da_0528bookreview.html 

Lewis, M. (2003). Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. W.W. Norton.

Moneyball. Feature film.
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Red Lights Camera Sharpshooting Driving

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Livesey, J. (2007). Officials Smile for Red-Light Cameras. Oakland Tribune: ANG Newspapers

The successful use of red-light cameras by the Millbrae Police Department would lead to an expansion of the program. The City's Red Light Photo Enforcement Program said that it generated more than $110,000 in revenue. Sgt John Aronis said that there was a reduction in the volume of red-light runners at Millbrae Avenue and Rollins Road since the installation of these cameras. Some residents, however, had complained about these cameras flashing too brightly. Some others considered it an invasion of privacy. The rest protested the tickets issued for violations.

Peceimer, et al. (2006). Against Red-Light Cameras. Oakland Tribune: ANG Newspapers

Some residents and observers expressed disfavor towards the installation and use of red-light cameras. They said that red-light running was not a problem in Menlo Park where these cameras would be set up. They also said that these…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Hakkert, a.S. And Gitelman Viktoria (2004). Effectiveness of red-light cameras. 11 pages. Road & Transport Research: ARRB Transport

Harvey, D. (2005). Red-light cameras. 2 pages. Oakland Tribune: ANG Newspapers

Livesey, J. (2007). Officials smile for red-light cameras. 2 pages. Oakland Tribune:

ANG Newspapers
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Driver's License to Illegal Immigrants

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Proponents advanced that both legal and illegal immigration to California was a concrete and hard reality, which neither legislation nor strict controls could blot out. They envisioned a menial, lowly paid workforce, a source of cheap labor, on which the State would depend. They also held that opponents were racially motivated and too harsh towards non-whites who wanted to flee from poverty and despair. On the other hand, those who opposed illegal immigration blamed it for the country's shortage of social services, which illegal immigrants shared with citizens. These opponents argued that providing healthcare and welfare to these illegal immigrants necessarily infringed the law and made illegal behavior acceptable and legitimate. They denied that their support for legislations, such as Proposition 189, was racially motivated (IGS).

More Arguments for and Against the same vigor and frustration characterized the struggle for driver's licenses in Illinois but which failed to get the…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Adamson, Erik. Temporary Driver's Licenses Sought for Undocumented Immigrants. Topeka Capital-Journal: ProQuest Information and Learning Company, January 6, 2004

Bender, Kristin. Undocumented Immigrants Aim to Jump-Start Licenses Bill. Oakland Tribune: ANG Newspapers, August 10, 2004

Bulkeley, Deborah. Senate OKs Driving Permit for Immigrants. Deseret News (Salt Lake City): Deseret News Publishing Company, February 22, 2005

Counts, Laura. Illegal Immigrants Make Final Push for Driver's Licenses. Oakland Tribune: ANG Newspapers, August 27, 2004
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Twice Which I Appreciate Option 2 Dear

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twice (which I appreciate).

Option #2

Dear Laila,

I am highly surprised to hear that you are considering moving to Miami to further your career, primarily because it was not so long ago that I did the same thing while you were still editor at the Hercules Patch. It is also ironic that your choice of cities for your new editing position also includes Oakland, since that is the city that I moved from to Miami. However, as your faithful correspondent I think I can make an informed decision in which it will be much more advantageous for you to live in Oakland due to the cost of living, the multitude of weird bugs, and the more moderate weather.

Traditionally, people say that the Bay Area is one of the most expensive places in which to live. In that regard Miami is decidedly less expensive -- up to a certain…… [Read More]

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Legalization of Marijuana Within the

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For example, in the state of Montana, initiative organizers and supporters "face much opposition from local law enforcement and youth substance abuse prevention groups" that claim legalizing marijuana will lead to a great increase in the number of users. However, as the organizers of the low police priority initiative point out, the evidence to support this assertion does not exist; in fact, "We know that liberalizing drug laws in other places has not led to an increase in drug use. This assertion has also been equated with the "eefer Madness mentality," a reference to the film "eefer Madness" of the 1930's which depicted marijuana smokers as deranged criminals ("Lowest Law Enforcement Priority," 2006, Internet).

According to statistics provided by the National Organization for the eform of Marijuana Laws, voters in the city of Oakland, just north of San Francisco, "overwhelmingly approved the nation's first-ever business tax on retail marijuana sales,"…… [Read More]

REFERENCES

"Ban with the Bull, Chill with the Bear: The Coming Collapse of Marijuana

Prohibition." (2009). NORML. Internet. Accessed July 22, 2009 from   http://norml.org  .

"California: Oakland Voters Approve Nation's First Marijuana Business Tax." (2009).

NORML. Internet. Accessed July 22, 2009 from
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Scott Peterson Trial Has Provoked

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Although in this particular case it seemed that Scott Peterson was guilty, even if the evidence was just circumstantial, this type of evidence has sent many people to death, only to find out later that they were not guilty. This is actually a flaw of the jury system. The European continental system lets a judge appreciate whether a person is guilty or not of some crime. Since judges have to pass an exam in order to be appointed and since they are not elected for some period of time, their complete independence is assured. This way, an impartial judge would be indifferent to the media pressure and would weigh the evidence better than any jury, since a judge certainly has more experience than any juror. However, the American legal system chose to put ordinary people to judge other ordinary people, with the "guilty beyond reasonable doubt" principle as the only…… [Read More]

Reference:

1. Hilden, Julie, "The Scott Peterson trial: Can prosecutors win the case?," FindLaw Columnist Special to CNN.com, CNN.com, July 21, 2004 Wednesday

2. Sahagun, Louis, "Peterson Case Puts the Jury on Defensive," the Los Angeles Times, November 12, 2004 Friday

3. Dearen Jason, "Crunch time at Peterson trial" the Oakland Tribune (Oakland, CA), November 1, 2004 Monday

Dearen Jason, "Crunch time at Peterson trial" the Oakland Tribune (Oakland, CA), November 1, 2004 Monday
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Improved Your Knowledge Skills Abilities and Yourself

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improved your knowledge, skills, abilities, and yourself in this session through this course.

This course taught me to understand the different approaches for analyzing a variety of firms and their strengths / weaknesses. These insights helped me to look at challenges and other issues more objectively. When this happens, I can effectively comprehend what is occurring and troubleshoot the different problems. This improved my ability to conduct self-evaluations and study the mindset of people / organizations more effectively. It is at this point when I was able to see new approaches for enhancing my quality of life and identifying new opportunities when they emerge. (Kaplan, 2005) (Oakland, 2000)

Evaluation of the work you did during the session for the class and explanations of ways you could have performed better.

The work that was performed during the class was accurate, insightful and objective. This is based upon the numerous tools and…… [Read More]

References

What is the Balance Scorecard. (2012). Balance Scorecard. Retrieved from: http://www.balancedscorecard.org/BSCResources/AbouttheBalancedScorecard/tabid/55/Default.aspx

Kaplan, R. (2005). A Balanced Scorecard Approach to Measure Customer Profitability. HSBWK. Retrieved from: http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/4938.html

Oakland, J. (2000). Total Quality Management. Boston, MA: Butterworth.
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Project Management Is it Really

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To date, little eseach exists on the actual costs and benefits of poject management. Much of the infomation that exists is a poduct of advetising mateials distibuted though the poject management fims. Little unbiased infomation egading the value of poject management exists. This eseach will povide an unbiased view of the benefits and costs of the poject manage. Aviation manages will be able to use this infomation to make decisions about whethe to use a poject manage o whethe to find anothe way to pefom those duties that may be moe cost effective.

Limitations

This study will use quantitative analysis to detemine if aviation officials feel that poject manages epesents an opeational efficiency in tems of cost-effectiveness o if they epesent inefficiency and waste. The eseach will use a suvey methodology that will ask aviation manage's questions that will ask them to quantify both the tangible and intangible benefits of…… [Read More]

references and further reading you must purchase this article.

International Journal of Project

Management. 28 (5): 461-468.

Cresswell, J. (1994). Research Design: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches.

London: Sage..
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Comet Skateboards - Innovative Entrepreneurships

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In recent article in the magazine Grist, Comet's co-owner (with Salfi) Shaffer mentioned that he is the executive director of "Business Alliance for Local Living Economies" (BALLE). Shaffer explained that BALLE - which is interconnected with Comet's entrepreneurship processes - is an alliance of more than 5,400 entrepreneurs in the U.S. And in Canada who are "...dedicated to building "Local Living Economies" (LLE). These economies are committed to "the long-term health of a particular place," Shaffer went on, "whether it is a big city like Philadelphia, medium-sized town like Grand Rapids, Michigan, or a rural area like the Rogue River Valley" in Oregon.

Several of the principles of BALLE include promoting the "decentralized ownership of businesses," "fair wages," promoting news media stories that are "independent of corporate control," and promoting the idea that BALLE members buy from other BALLE members and BALLE entrepreneurs treat customers with dignity and respect, in…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Comet Skateboards. "Phoresia Interview with Jason Salfi." Retrieved May 3, 2008, at http://blog.cometriders.org/?p=41.

Comet Skateboards. "Products. Factory. Contact." Retrieved May 3, 2008, at  http://www.cometskateboards.com .

Forest Stewardship Council. "The History of FSC-U.S.." Retrieved May 4, 2008, at http://www.fcus.org/about_us/.

Grist Magazine. "Skate of Grace: Don Shaffer, local-biz promoter and green skateboard entrepreneur answer's Grist's questions." (June 6, 2006). Retrieved May 4, 2008, at http://www.grist.org.
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Greek Orthodox Church the Only

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As great as it is to have one thing that everyone shares, it's even better to have more than one to relate to. I think that makes people take their faith even more seriously.

I absolutely believe that misconceptions about people's beliefs are common. Protestants believe Catholics worship idols; Christians believe pagans worship demons and dance naked in the woods; believers think atheists are horrible, immoral people. From what I remember in history, part of the reason the Catholic Church was able to pull off the Crusades was by painting the non-Christians as evildoers who ate babies. hy does it happen? Because as human beings, we want to believe that we have a good deal on the afterlife. And I also think people often just want to think of themselves as "better" than others.

To fix this, I think people should be more willing to discuss their faith with others.…… [Read More]

Works Cited

A Dictionary of Orthodox Terminology - Part 2 -- Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. (n.d.).

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Retrieved August 29, 2011, from http://www.goarch.org/ourfaith/ourfaith9152

No Author, Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, National Council of Churches, 2000.

No Author. (1914). About Ascension Cathedral: Ascension Cathedral. Ascension Cathedral. Retrieved August 29, 2011, from http://www.groca.org/?page_id=334
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Power of Reframing the Structural

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What the Occupy Wall Street movement is doing, is questioning the entire system itself.

A good example of this can be seen with the Occupy Wall Street Oakland chapter. What happened was the city had removed their camp near City Hall Plaza. This is in response to reports of: deaths, drug use and unsanitary conditions. At the same time, the resources of the police department were stressed to the point that they were unable to deal with possible issues affecting the safety of the community. This is when the police raided the encampment and dispersed the protestors from the area. In response to what was happening, the Oakland chapter decided to begin occupying foreclosed homes and privately owned vacant lots near City Hall Plaza. As, they are trying to illustrate how: the risky activities of bankers contributed to the financial crisis by staying in these locations. This is significant, because…… [Read More]

Bibliography

About. (2011). Occupy Wall Street. Retrieved from:  http://occupywallst.org/about/ 

Bailout Statistics. (2009). Capt Karl. Retrieved from: http://captkarl.blogivists.com/2009/01/22/bank-bailout-statistics-the-score-board/

Just 21% Favor GM Bailout Plan. (2009). Rasmussen Reports. Retrieved from:  http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/auto_industry/may_2009/just_21_favor_gm_bailout_plan_67_oppose 

Organizational Symbols and Culture. (n.d.).
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Negative Affects Consequences of

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This study also aims at showing the declining attributes of those faced with the unfortunate fate of receiving a poor education. By tracking individual's professional and academic experiences after high school, results should portray a dim picture for those individuals who lack the strong foundations of a good education. Previous research has already shown the negative affects a poor education has on individual's future academic endeavors, professional achievements, as well as general physical health. By compiling these results in direct comparison with individuals from a better private school setting, these facts can be directly highlighted and also shown to the world as avoidable rather than a continuous cycle which can never be effectively broken.

Literature eview

One of the most blatant differences between public and private schools and their resulting educations are national and state standardized tests scores. In general, students with a private school education score higher than students…… [Read More]

References

Alt, Martha Naomi & Peter, Katharin. (2002). Private schools: a brief portrait. National Center for Education Statistics. U.S. Board of Education. Retrieved 22 August. 2008.  http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2002/2002013.pdf 

Chou, Shin-Yi, Grossman, Michael, Joyce, Theodore J., & Liu, Jin-Tan. (2007).

Parental education and child health: evidence from a natural experiment in Taiwan. VoxEU.org. 12 December 2007. Retrieved 23 August 2008. http://www.voxeu.org/index.php?q=node/792

Hearst Communications. (2006). Poor education and early death. San Francisco
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San Francisco

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history of town descriptioins of important locations landmarks or special places government/population/weather/education entertainment/festivals/sporting events pictures/map other information of interest

The European began their exploration of the an Francisco Bay Area and its various islands in 1592, but the an Francisco Bay was not mapped until 1775. ir Francis Drake visited an Francisco in 1579. The Presidio of an Francisco and Mission Dolores were founded in 1776. In the 1820's ships from Boston first came to barter along the san Francisco coast, and in 1846, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day aints arrived and settled in an Francisco. In 1848, gold was first discovered in California, which brought many other people from all over the United tates westward, especially in 1849, in search of quick riches. The population of an Francisco and its surrounding areas increased quickly after that. The terrible an Francisco earthquake and fire occurred in…… [Read More]

San Francisco is well-known for entertainment. It has its own symphony; its own ballet company, and its own opera company, as well as many theaters and cinemas. Other cultural entertainments include museums and lectures throughout the city. Some well-known festivals are the Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration held each year on January 9; the Chinese New year Celebration on January 17; the Independent Film Festival held each February; and the annual March 17 St. Patrick's Day Parade.

San Francisco also has many sporting events, featuring major league football, baseball, and basketball leagues. Soccer is also popular, both to play and as a spectator sport. San Francisco has football, baseball, and basketball stadiums. It is the home of famous sports teams, including the San Francisco Giants and the San Francisco 49 ers.

The city of San Francisco is very scenic in many ways, and some beautiful pictures of San Francisco, both historical and current, may be found on the website A Timeline of San Francisco History,  http://www.zpub.com/sf/history/sfh2.html , visited December 2, 2004. Many maps of San Francisco, both large overall maps and smaller maps of various sections of the city, can be found on the internet. Among these are an expandable map of either the whole city or parts of the city on the website Map of San Francisco, visited December 1, 2004, at  http://sfheart.com/mapofsan.html . All in all, San Francisco is a beautiful, scenic, exciting city, definitely worth visiting and getting to know.
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Code of the Street by Elijah Anderson

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Code of the Street

In his book, Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City, Elijah Anderson takes an honest and in-depth look at life in America's inner cities, particularly as it affects African-American families. In Chapter One, titled "Decent and Street Families," he explains that within these communities there are two views of the best way to live one's life and raise a family: the "decent family" approach, and the "street family" approach.

Anderson recognizes that most families in the poorer inner-city neighborhoods face financial hardships. In addition, because of the history of race relations in the United States, most feel at least some degree of alienation from the dominant culture, which is white and middle-class. It is how individuals and families react to this state of affairs that determines whether they are a "decent" or a "street" family.

In the chapter, he…… [Read More]

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Anderson, Elijah. Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City.

Price, Hugh B. 1995. "To Be Equal: Inner City Gangs. Oakland Post, June 14.
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Transportation Improvements and Accountability in San Francisco Bay Area

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Transportation Improvements and Accountability in San Francisco Bay Area

The process has been much more painful and has taken much longer than anyone anticipated, but today, by any measure, San Francisco is a world-class city. The Bay Area in particular is poised to become one of the most livable regions in the entire nation as the result of progressive and far-sighted transportation projects and investments in civic infrastructure. To determine how recent transportation improvements and the related issues of accountability have played out in recent years in the San Francisco area, this paper provides an overview of recent transportation initiatives in the region, followed by an assessment of what accountability issues emerged as a result. A summary of the research and salient findings are presented in the conclusion.

Review and Discussion

Recent Transportation Initiatives and Improvements in San Francisco Bay Area. Perhaps the most well-known and visible of San Francisco's…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Buhl, Soren, Bent Flyvbjerg and Mette Skamris Holm. (2002). "Underestimating Costs in Public Works Projects: Error or Lie?" Journal of the American Planning Association,

68(3):279.

Ellis, John. (2002, January). "View from San Francisco: San Francisco May Be Suffering

Because of the Collapse of the E-Industry, but Its Ambitious Infrastructure Projects Are a Fair Bid to Make It the Most Civilized City on the U.S. Pacific Coast. The Architectural
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Employee Privacy Torts

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Employee Privacy Torts

Issues relating to employee privacy have been at the forefront of businesses for many years. This has been fuelled by the dynamic workplace which changes constantly and also by employees and employers being more litigation-conscious. Technology has also spurred on employee privacy issues with e-mail and the internet being related to heightened concerns about vulnerability of employers to litigation. Many employers have thus exacerbated their concerns relating to employee privacy and especially monitoring of employee behavior. Employee privacy is respected in many of the large corporations. However, there still exist some breaches in employee privacy. Small business owners are at most risk as a result of their increased monitoring practices and close employer-employee interaction.

Historical background

oberson v. ochester Folding Box Company

One of the major cases that brought employee privacy to the limelight was oberson v. ochester Folding Box Company

Franklin Mills Co. decided to appeal…… [Read More]

References

Anderson v. City of Philadelphia, 845 F. 2d 1216 (1988).

Borse v. Piece Goods Shop, 963 F.2d 611 (1991).

Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth, 524 U.S. 742 (1988).

City of Ontario v. Quon, 130 S.Ct. 2619, 560 U.S. (2010).
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Race Schools Queens New York Is

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If students are misbehaving, they are not engaged in their lessons. Behavior management is, unfortunately, a priority focus at Springfield Gardens, to the detriment of instruction. This is the point that the three interviewees continued to stress. None of them blamed the teachers for failing to engage students; the fault, as they see it, lies squarely with the students whose families apparently do not place a high value on education. The students, as Gordon, Benton and Johnson see it, are products of the culture in which their parents live.

The three frequently compared and contrasted the students of today with students of generations past. Students in "the good old days" did not misbehave the way students do "these days." That point was made clear, particularly in interviews with Benton and Gordon. Benton recalled a childhood outside the United States where school, he implied, was much more rigorous. It would appear…… [Read More]

References

Bali, V.A., & Alvarez, R.M. (2003). Schools and educational outcomes: What causes the "race gap" in student test scores? Social Science Quarterly 84 (3)

Biddle, R. (March 7, 2011). The condemnation of black children to dropout factories must end. Dropout Nation. Retrieved from http://dropoutnation.net/2011/03/07/condemnation-black-children/

Lewis, a.E. (2001). There is no race in the schoolyard: Color-blind ideology in an (almost)

all-white school. American Educational Research Journal 38 (4), 781-811.
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Barbara Boxer and Jerry Brown

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Boxer also advocates clean-energy as an economic sparkplug, toug se is a bit ligter on details.

Altoug te two tend to track one anoter on te biggest economic issues, Brown and Boxer do differ on one key issue tat could affect te economy greatly: environmental regulations.

Boxer as been firm in er support of environmental regulations. Se as made it clear tat se wants California and te U.S. To onor its commitments to reduce carbon emissions, even if, as er opponents point out, oter countries like Cina and India fail to onor teir commitments, tereby polluting te environment for us. In fact, Boxer was an early front-line supporter of te controversial cap-and-trade legislation tat would essentially make businesses pay for te rigt to pollute.

Altoug Brown as also been supportive of California's own cap and trade legislation, AB32, Brown as also stated tat e will not let environmental regulations get…… [Read More]

http://www.ontheissues.org/senate/Barbara_Boxer.htm#Free_Trade 

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe -- meyerson-governor-race-20100817,0,1039374.story  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sen-barbara-boxer/clean-energy-action-will_b_235382.html 

http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-10-14/opinion/24134077_1_meg-whitman-jerry-brown-bike-lane
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement the

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These measures included laws, which denied services to undocumented residents, alerted police to assume ICE functions, penalized for employers who hired the aliens, and made English the official language. In Arizona, ordinary citizens were encouraged to report businesses, which hired suspicious foreign-looking persons. Hispanics were the major targets of this xenophobia because they were believed to be the major law violators. Statistics showed that there were approximately 12 million undocumented immigrants, most of them Latinos or Hispanics, in the U.S. The national bias against them showed up in studies, which considered only them in determining how much they were costing the country in services. ut did they really drain the economy? A spokesman for the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission did not think so. A 2004 study on "foreign-born" citizens of Virginia alone concluded that Asians outnumbered Hispanics. The Commission found that these "foreign-born" citizens were not a huge…… [Read More]

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Salary Cap Baseball Sports Is

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Many top recruits did not flourish and become great players.

The player's union has opposed salary caps vigorously, but even players might benefit. Yes, they might not make A-od salaries. But there would be less pressure from fans and owners to perform at an unrealistic level. Baseball is attempting to transition into a kinder, gentler era, with less emphasis on using drugs to perform at a high level. Instating a salary cap would be excellent P for the sport, and improving the image of baseball and its players would be good for the game and good for the teams. And ultimately, elevating the image and level of play of teams, rather than the fortunes of a few 'star' players, is the true spirit of the game.

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Vision Mission and Strategy Statements

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3. Statement Validation

a. From a theoretical standpoint, the value of the vision ad mission statements is that is unifies the entire company around a common direction and series of strategies. When used effectively, it can also galvanize an organization around a common set of values, making continual change management more effective and accomplishable over time (Price, Chahal, 2006). Additionally, the greater the alignment of mission, vision and strategic direction, the greater the level of willingness on the part of employees to change as their organizations require them to, they are collaborators in the change (Oakland, Tanner, 2007).

b. Vision, mission and strategy all drive change in the organization by setting a foundation of mutual understanding and insight into why change is necessary to begin with. The greater the change required within any organization the higher the level of trust needed to make all the changes necessary for growth permanent…… [Read More]

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Mayoral Control of the Los

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Although Chicago's schools remain mired in a host of convoluted social and economic problems, the overall trend has been positive since these initiatives were implemented; however, analysts suggest that it remains unclear whether these modest gains can be attributed solely to the mayoral oversight or a combination of other factors as well (Merl, 2005).

According to analyst, Kenneth K. Wong, a professor of public policy and education at Vanderbilt University, there should be no doubt, at least in the cases of Chicago and Boston -- where mayoral control has been in place the longest -- that the successes enjoyed to date can be attributed to the "right kind of mayoral takeover -- with clear authority and a highly motivated municipal leader; the key to the successful implementation of this regimen for these two cities, at least, has been the fact that "the mayors have been willing to put their political…… [Read More]

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Bulkley, K., & Kirst, M. (2000). 'New, Improved' Mayors Take over City Schools. Phi Delta Kappan, 81(7), 538.

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Sexual Liberation in Addition to Sexual Intercourse

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Sexual Liberation

In addition to sexual intercourse and its variations, sexual liberation refers to the universe of human issues affecting all genders. America was propelled from the sexual enslavement of the 1950's to considerably increased sexual liberation of the 1980's and beyond. Two significant events of the 1960's that contributed to sexual liberation were the FDA approval of The Pill and the birth of the omen's Liberation Movement.

Sexual Suppression of the 1950's

An examination of liberation should begin with the sexual slavery of the 1950's. By current standards, sexual suppression was a numbing fact of 1950's America, particularly for women. For example, the legendary "Good ife's Guide" (Housekeeping Monthly, 1955) spouts standards that are otherworldly by today's norms. Perhaps its most oppressive statement is "A good wife always knows her place" (Housekeeping Monthly, 1955), though the guide serves up plenty of other now-hilarious goodies. "Assisting" housebound married women in…… [Read More]

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Guns on Campus

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Guns

The recent school shooting in Oakland, California draws attention to the importance of the issue of guns on college campuses. A ban on carrying concealed weapons on college campuses is problematic for several reasons. One, it violates state laws regarding the right to carry concealed weapons. Two, it leaves students defenseless against terrorists like the Oakland shooter. Three, it sends the message that greater gun awareness and gun safety training are not important. The State of Texas must rule that college campuses are not exempt from concealed weapons laws; eligible students must have the right to carry concealed weapons.

Texas is not the only state contending with the issue of how to address campus rules related to concealed weapons. School shootings have happened in many different states, making the issue of self-defense critical to address immediately. Colorado's state Supreme Court recently ruled: "the University of Colorado overstepped its authority…… [Read More]

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Information System and Business Management

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Creating Organizational Value through the Integration of Information Technology: A Management Perspective

Change Management and the Construction of a eceptive Organization

Transformational and Participative Leadership

A Decentralized Organizational Culture

Effective Utilization of esources

Simulations

Performance Monitoring Systems

isk Management and Support Strategies

When considering the ever-changing and highly competitive global landscape of business today, firms must stay at the cutting edge of their respective fields in order to sustain profitability in the long-term. With the current exponential growth of technology and the computerization of business and learning, consumers and investors have become much more connected to the businesses they patronize (Kurzweil, 2001). Accordingly, companies are faced with the continuous task of finding new ways to understand and subsequently accommodate the needs of those customers and shareholders, while simultaneously securing lucrative business models and job environments. In doing so, businesses must be able to efficiently integrate and utilize various sources of…… [Read More]

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Newest Vital Sign and Realm

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Rural Obesity The Missouri Example

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Nanney et al. (2007) state that policies aimed at promoting nutritional awareness in schools and about local healthy food choices would influence the food choices that people make within their own homes, possibly leading to better health outcomes.

Past studies on obesity in Missouri have identified obesity risk factors and nutritional deficiencies in populations of inner city youth, rural elderly, rural poverty-stricken, and rural youth (Kohrs, Wang, Eklund, Paulsen, & O'Neal, 1979; Kohrs, O'Neal, Preston, Eklund, & Abrahams, 1978; (Kohrs, Nordstrom, O'Nea, Eklund, Paulsen, & Hertzler, 1978). Previous measures to address obesity in Missouri have focused on school nutrition programs. However, the obesity rates continue to rise, and Missouri has adopted a program through the establishment of the Missouri Council on the Prevention and Management of Overweight and Obesity aimed at increasing activity levels, improving nutritional intake, creating an effective health care system, and creating effective obesity-related policies (Missouri Department…… [Read More]

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Global Business International Trade Has

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Combined with the increasing prevalence of regional trading blocs, higher transportation costs may result in a move towards regional production rather than global. In other respects, however, Lonely Planet's business will remain essentially unchanged over the coming years.

Conclusion

The globalization of international trade has had a profound impact on Lonely Planet's operations. It has allowed the company to use offshore production centers that are capable of serving the global market. The monetary flows even at a relatively simple, one-product firm like LPP illustrate the degree to which economies around the world are intertwined. The company receives monetary inflows from dozens of nations, and disperses monetary flows to dozens more. Including small flows, the operations of Lonely Planet contribute to the economy of nearly every nation on earth.

The recent changes with respect to the global economy will continue to impact operations into the coming years, affecting the firm's ability…… [Read More]

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Das, Dilip K. (2003). Financial Flows and Global Integration. Centre for the Study of Globalization and Regionalization. Retrieved April 1, 2009 fromhttp://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/csgr/research/workingpapers/2004/wp13204.pdf

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Senator Theater Dating Back to

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There is also a beautiful large chandelier in the lobby of the theater.

Another significant aspect of the theater is the tower, which was removed in the 1990s because it was leaning to one side. However, it was restored and has been replaced on the theater. Architect Timothy Pflueger, a renowned architect in the San Francisco Bay Area who designed many other impressive theaters, including the Castro Theater in San Francisco, the Paramount Theater in Oakland, and the Alameda Theater in Alameda, designed the original building. He also designed several significant downtown San Francisco buildings, including the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange, and the Pacific Bell Building (now at&T). He also consulted on the Oakland-Bay Bridge Project. Because he is such a significant architect, his work should be renovated and remembered, just as it is with…… [Read More]

Dating back to 1927, the Senator Theater in Chico, California, is now a music venue for local and touring bands and other performances. It opened in 1927 as a vaudeville and movie theater, and owners have closed it several times throughout its history for renovation and because of poor performance. In the 1970s, the theater and film company, United Artists, bought the building and converted it into a two-screen movie theater by sectioning off the balcony and building a wall, and in the early 2000s, it was renovated again and returned to a single stage venue, when the wall was removed. About 1,000 standing spectators fit comfortably into the building today.

The theater is designed in the art deco style, quite popular in the 1920s, and it is significant for a number of reasons. First, old theaters like this are disappearing across America, and preserving one like this is important both architecturally and historically. There is a large mural inside the theater that is also artistically significant, and it has been restored by the present owners to its original appearance. There is also a beautiful large chandelier in the lobby of the theater.

Another significant aspect of the theater is the tower, which was removed in the 1990s because it was leaning to one side. However, it was restored and has been replaced on the theater. Architect Timothy Pflueger, a renowned architect in the San Francisco Bay Area who designed many other impressive theaters, including the Castro Theater in San Francisco, the Paramount Theater in Oakland, and the Alameda Theater in Alameda, designed the original building. He also designed several significant downtown San Francisco buildings, including the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange, and the Pacific Bell Building (now at&T). He also consulted on the Oakland-Bay Bridge Project. Because he is such a significant architect, his work should be renovated and remembered, just as it is with the Senator Theater.
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Political Science Themes Issues and

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He commonly regales his backers with strong, repetitive phrases that carry a sermon-like quality of affirmation: "Yes we can." Obama's catchphrase has helped to attract even greater media support in the form of entertainment industry backing of the kind that appeals to the candidate's often young, white base. The musical group, the lack Eyed Peas recorded as song entitled "Yes We Can," that contains words from Obama's speeches as lyrics, and provides a powerful musical beat to his campaign while giving it the cachet of popular culture.

The media's love affair with arack Obama recently became a theme of the Clinton campaign when, beginning at the Texas debate, Hillary Clinton drew attention to a Saturday Night Live skit in which, during a simulated debate, arack Obama was offered a pillow to make him comfortable rather than asked the hardball questions that were hurled at his opponent.

The televised lampoon of…… [Read More]

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Mexican Religion in the U S A

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S. were Protestant and that 18% of them mostly converted from Catholicism (Weiss and Solis 2007). The Hispanic population increased by 28% from 2000 to 2005. The survey identified the reasons why Hispanics would not assimilate and integrate easily or smoothly into the non-Hispanic religious culture in the U.S. Many Hispanics have a different approach to religion. They are generally more devout than non-Hispanics. This attitude derives from a mystical experience and understanding of their faith. This faith, in turn, connects powerfully to their language and original customs. Their identity links more with the community than that of the Anglo-Saxon church of the U.S. The Pew study interviewed approximately 4,000 Hispanics nationwide. The broad differences between Hispanics and non-Hispanics in the practice of their religious faith in the U.S. included denominations, faith experience, choice of place of worship, and the use of the Spanish language. About 68% of Hispanic adults…… [Read More]

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Oakland University, 2003. Retrieved on March 7, 2008 at http://personalwebs.oakland.edu/~dow/personal/papers/meso/sssr_2003/e_connected.pdf
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Business-Human Resources Introduction Review of

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Proposed Plan for Improvement

The above assessment of the current personnel management challenges facing the organization indicates that there are a number of pertinent issues that must be addressed if the organization is to effectively optimize its human resource capabilities and help facilitate the development of change in the organization. With this in mind, the proposed plan for organizational development focuses on two specific areas for improvement. First, the proposed plan considers the need for the strategic development of human resource practice in the organization. Strategic human resource management will enable the organization to embed human resource function into the process of facilitating organizational objectives. Second, the proposed plan considers the need for a comprehensive change management program which will facilitate H integration while building the necessary organizational infrastructure to help improve change outcomes.

Strategic Human esource Management

Strategic human resource management or SHM is the process by which human…… [Read More]

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Acquaah, M., 2004. "Human factor theory, organizational citizenship behaviors and human resources management practices: An integration of theoretical constructs and suggestions for measuring the human factor," Review of Human Factor Studies, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 118-151.

Boswell, W., 2006. "Aligning employees with the organization's strategic objectives: Out of line of sight, out of mind," International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 19, no. 9, pp. 1489-1511.

Breen, V., Fetzer, R. & Howard, L., 2005. "Consensus problem-solving increases perceived communication openness in organizations," Employee Responsibilities & Rights Journal, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 215-229.

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Vitamin D Deficiency Annotated Bibliography

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Vol. 4. 145-56.

In this article, Drs. McCann and Ames of the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute in Oakland, California, discuss their findings made in several important studies related to the suggestion that since "Vitamin D deficiency is common in the United States," it seems that the elderly and African-Americans are at a particularly high risk" of vitamin D deficiency (145).

o support this suggestion, McCann and Ames explore three specific topics -- first, the biological functions of vitamin D relevant to human cognition and behavior; second, the effects of vitamin D deficiency on human cognition and behavior, and third, the activity of vitamin D "relative to the pro-inflammatory cytokine theory of cognitive/behavioral dysfunction" (146).

McCann and Ames then conclude that "there is ample biological evidence to suggest an important role for vitamin D in brain development and function;" however, the direct effect of vitamin D deficiency on cognition/behavior in…… [Read More]

Taylor, S.N., et al. (Autumn 2006). "Vitamin D Status as Related to Race and Feeding Type in Pre-Term Infants." Breastfeeding Medicine. Vol. 1 no. 3: 156-63. As a leading member of the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina, S.N. Taylor examines yet another aspect of vitamin D deficiency in the American population, specifically, the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in pre-term African-American babies which currently remains unknown, thus prompting Taylor to write this article.

His overall objective was to "evaluate the vitamin D status of pre-term infants through the first month after delivery" and then compare the evaluations "by race and feeding type," in this case through breastfeeding. Taylor's results showed that "black infants had a significantly lower level" of vitamin D as compared to white infants over a period of almost a month since delivery (157).

Taylor's conclusions are rather interesting, for he declares that the differences between black and white infants "were significant through the first 2 weeks after delivery" and that infants which received breast milk "did not have significantly worse" vitamin D deficiencies than those infants fed formula. Thus, Taylor argues that there does exist some type of correlation between race and feeding method when it comes to infants being deficient in vitamin D (163).
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California Landscape Art the Californian

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There are different moments in the day that are captured by the painter, be it a sundown or a moonrise in "Nocturne" (Granville Redmond, n.d.). At the same time, he tried to capture most of the elements of the natural landscape, the violent yet harmonious waves in "Opalescent Sea" or the wild bushes of the traditional secluded areas of California, which inspire the feeling of a certain end of the world in "Twilight."

In time, the focus slowly shifted away from the dramatic landscape of the mountains and plains and there was a certain development by introducing the human body as the center of the image, rather than a completing element that only added value to the main actor which was the natural landscape. In this sense, the evolution was obvious and, although the Californian landscape remained the center piece in the canvases, it remained as an element of identification…… [Read More]

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NFL Retirement Benefits Issues and

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Furthermore, EISA issues aside, according to Linda Sanchez (D-California), "It concerns me when those who work hazardous jobs don't get the care they deserve, whether a coal miner, tire factory worker or football player... " referring to the questionnaire distributed to the NFLPA requesting medical data pertaining to their retirees, she said, "I look forward to timely responses to our questions so we can determine what steps might be necessary that those who made football great aren't neglected."13

AP, 2007

Carpenter, 2007

Conclusion:

Professional football is, by all accounts, a violent sport whose participants frequently suffer significant physical injuries on the playing field. Because of the nature, frequency, and intensity of the collisions inherent to the game, especially at the professional level, the effects of football injuries often persist long after retirement. Most insidious are the cumulative effects of repeated cerebral concussions, only recently identified as a specific injury…… [Read More]

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Counseling Supervision Leads to a

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Frankel (2008) argues that formal on-to-one supervision facilitates positive staff development. . Effective supervision practice promotes professional growth and development. An individual staff needs to interact always with a supervisor to enhance knowledge development. With the shortcoming identified in the supervision practice in various professions and my work place, the paper provides recommendations to enhance supervisory practice.

ecommendations to enhance Supervisory Practice.

Ideal supervisory practice requires good communication. Within a work environment, an organization should make it mandatory for a supervisor to implement effective communication with the supervisees to enhance the professional development.

Moreover, an organization should provide enough time for a supervisor to implement an effective supervisory role. For example, in my place of work, my supervisor always complains of lack of time. This means that my supervisor has been given more jobs that she can cope with, and this has affected her supervisory role. To avoid this issue,…… [Read More]

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Technology and EBMUD

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EBMUD

Technology and "EBMUD"

Technology plays a significant role at the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD). EBMUD is a publicly owned water company that supplies water service for 1.3 million people that live on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay. It provides water and wastewater treatment for Alameda and Contra Costa Counties which include cities such as Oakland and Berkeley. ("About East Bay"). As EBMUD's responsibilities to the public have grown, so has its use of technology from its inception to the present.

Before EBMUD was created, private water companies in the district had already completed two reservoirs: the San Leandro Reservoir in 1866 and the San Pablo Reservoir in 1916. After recurring droughts and a ten-fold increase in population in a span of just 40 years - from 15,000 in 1870 to 150,000 in 1910, the Municipal District Utility Act of 1921 was created which permitted government…… [Read More]

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"Disinfecting Drinking Water with Chloramine." Region 9 Water Programs. United States

Environmental Protection Agency 5 April 1998. 17 Feb. 2002
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Depression Currently Depression Is a

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So, although the reverse of these characteristic is not indicative of depression, their expression within the context of grief suggests the lack of clinical depression.

ith the fundamentals of depression outlined, it is reasonable to wonder why such symptoms and behaviors manifest themselves in certain people and why they do not in others. Many different researchers coming from many different scientific backgrounds -- from psychology to biochemistry -- have investigated the fundamentals of depression, and each have constructed models as to what its underlying causes are. Each of these investigations has attempted to explain the causes and symptoms of depression and has offered treatment possibilities.

The psychological models of depression have focused their attention on failed early attachment, inability to obtain desired rewards, impaired social relations, and distorted thinking." This approach to depression has yielded some valuable information regarding the disorder; yet, much of the results make it unclear as…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Ainsworth, Patricia M.D. Understanding Depression. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2000.

American Medical Association. Essential Guide to Depression. New York: Pocket Books, 1998.

Cherlin, Andrew J. "Going to Extremes: Family Structure, Children's Well-Being, and Social Science." Demography, Vol. 36, Nov. 1999. Pages 421-28.

Copeland, Mary Ellen M.S., M.A. The Depression Workbook: Second Edition. Oakland: New Harbinger Publications, 2001.
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Dialects Language -- the Social

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Also, student's vocabulary and formality of speech can and will differ in different social contexts, from school to home to the playground, as indeed does all human speech, as even teachers adopt a greater degree of formality speaking to the principal, to students, and also in their own homes.

hy teach standard speech at all? hat to do when certain patterns of speech, such as Black English, have different grammatical variations than standard written English? One approach is to stress contextual aspects of speech in education. (Chaika, 1994, p.299) It cannot be denied that job applicants and people are validated and valued differently, depending on how their speech coheres to Standard ritten English. Even dialect speakers are evaluated on a valuation gradient, as speakers with certain desirable accents, like a British accent for example, might be esteemed more than speakers with a traditionally Black or Spanish accent, unfairly. (Chaika, 1994,…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Adger, Carolyn Temple. (Mar 1997) "Dialect Education: Not only for Oakland." Vol. 20. No. 2. ERIC Database. Retrieved 2 Oct 2005 http://www.cal.org/ericcll/news/199703/9703Dialect.html

Chaika, Elaine. (1994) Language -- The Social Mirror: Teaching Methods. Third Edition. New York: Heinle & Heinle Publishers.

Wolfram, W., Christian, D., & Adger, C. (1996) Dialects in schools and communities. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
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Representative System of Government Has Motivated a

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representative system of government has motivated a vital chain of discussions in the literature about police workers administration and representation of women and racial minorities. The serious questions in this study are: (a.) Does the under oath police force rationally mirror a cross section of the groups being monitored? And (b.) hat aspects are measured in representation of women and minority police officers in law-enforcement agencies? Black and Hispanic depictions on police forces are strongly associated with its incidence in community populations. Regions differ in the quantity of female and minority illustrations, blacks being better characterized in southern police forces than in another place; women are better characterized in the northwest. Nevertheless, findings disclose that men, more often than not whites, maintain to hold unreasonably more sworn positions in the largest part of law-enforcement agencies. The data sets of female and minority representation also demonstrate the extent of female and…… [Read More]

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Ayres, Ian, and Steven Levitt. Measuring Positive Externalities from Unobservable Victim Precaution: An Empirical Analysis of Lojack. Quarterly Journal of Economics, February 2008, 43-77.

Bahrke, Mike, and Bob Hoffman. Identifying the Fitness Needs of Law Enforcement Officers. Working Paper, Fit Force, 2007.

Coate, Stephen, and Glenn Loury. Will Affirmative-Action Policies Eliminate Negative Stereotypes? American Economic Review, 2003, 1220-40.

Donohue, John J, and Steven D. Levitt. The Impact of Race on Policing, Arrest Patterns, and Crime. Working Paper, Stanford University Law School, August 2009.
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Louis Moreau Gottschalk

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Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Pianist-virtuoso and composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869) was born in New Orleans and grew up in a neighborhood where Creole music was commonly played. He was heavily influenced by African -- Caribbean music throughout the rest of his life (Gelfert, 2001). Gottschalk was exposed to these musical influences coming from outside his house as well as from his grandmother and nurse who were both natives of Saint -- Dominigue, French colony on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola and later known as Haiti (Starr, 1995). Gottschalk had six sisters and brothers, five of them were half -- siblings born to his father's mulatto mistress (Gelfert, 2001; Starr, 1995). As a young child Gottschalk displayed a talent for playing the piano and his parents hired a private tutor to teach them. You also started learning the violin at the age of six and gave his first public piano performance…… [Read More]

References

Gelfert, A. (2001). The Life and Times of Louis Moreau Gottschalk. Retrieved on December 5,

2013 from http://www.louismoreaugottschalk.com/Biography/biography.html.

Gottschalk, L.M. (2006). Notes of a Pianist. New York: Princeton University Press.

Loggins, V. (1958). Where the Word Ends: The Life of Louis Moreau Gottschalk. LSU Press.
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Explaining Racial Profiling

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Race and Arrests

Racial Profiling, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), is a "longstanding and deeply troubling national problem." It involves police and private security personnel targeting people of color based on suspicions, in most cases, that the individual being targeted is up to something illegal. The ACLU states that racial profiling "occurs every day," and the result for the innocent person of color is often a "frightening detention, interrogation, and searches without evidence of criminal activity." The basis for the stop in many cases is a person's perceived race, ethnicity, and national origin -- and in some cases the clothing a person is wearing in addition to the color of his skin. This paper delves into a few of the questions that surround racial profiling: a) why do police feel the need to racially profile people? b) Is it just part of the work of a cop…… [Read More]

Works Cited

American Civil Liberties Union. (2011). Racial Profiling. Retrieved December 2, 2014, from  https://www.aclu.org .

Blair, L. (2014). Michigan Police Officer Detains Man for 'Making People Nervous' by Walking With Hands in Pockets in Near Freezing Cold. The Christian Post.

Retrieved December 2, 2014, from  http://www.christianpost.com .

Brumback, K. (2014). Holder Announces Plan to Target Racial Profiling. ABC News.
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Detailed Information on Wages in the United States

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Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has several important roles in the American economy. The FLSA establishes standards for the basic minimum wage and for overtime pay in the United States. It was established by the U.S. Congress in 1938, and it also sets the standards for child labor, and for recordkeeping by employers, according to Susan Healthfield, writing in about.com. The FLSA " ... affects most private and public sector employment," which includes federal government employees, state and local employment as well (Healthfield, 2015). This paper delves into how the FLSA applies to compensation in a variety of ways and situations.

The Minimum age -- Issues and Differences

hile the FLSA sets the national minimum wage at $7.25 per hour -- that rate went into effect on July 24, 2009 -- it does not " ... provide wage payment collection procedures" for the additional wages that an employee may have…… [Read More]

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CBS / KCBS. (2015). San Francisco Minimum Wage Rises to $12.25 An Hour. Ties Oakland For Highest in Nation. Retrieved January 23, 2016, from http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com.

FLSA Home Page. (2007). Coverage under the FLSA. Retrieved January 23, 2016, from http://www.flsa.com.

Healthfield, S. M. (2015). What You Need to Know About the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Retrieved January 23, 2016, from http://www.humanresources.about.com.
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Health Maintenance Organization Impact on

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" (AAF, nd)

The Health Maintenance Organization further should "…negotiate with both public and private payers for adequate reimbursement or direct payment to cover the expenses of interpreter services so that they can establish services without burdening physicians…" and the private industry should be "…engaged by medical organizations, including the AAF, and patient advocacy groups to consider innovative ways to provide interpreter services to both employees and the medically underserved." (AAF, nd)

One example of the community healthcare organization is the CCO model is reported as a community cancer screening center model and is stated to be an effective mechanism for facilitating the linkage of investigators and their institutions with the clinical trials network. It is reported that the minority-based CCO was approved initially by the NCI, Division of Cancer revention Board of Scientific Counselors in January 1989. The implementation began in the fall of 1990 and the program was…… [Read More]

Principles for Improving Cultural Proficiency and Care to Minority and Medically-Underserved Communities (Position Paper) (2008) AAFP -- American Academy of Family Physicians http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/policy/policies/p/princcultuproficcare.html

Volpp, Kevin G.M. (2004) The Effect of Increases in HMO Penetration and Changes in Payer Mix on In-Hospital Mortality and Treatment Patterns for Acute Myocardial Infarction" The American Journal of Managed Care. 30 June 2004. Issue 10 Number 7 Part 2. Onlineavaialble at: http://www.ajmc.com/issue/managed-care/2004/2004-07-vol10-n7Pt2/Jul04-1816p505-512

Darby, Roland B. (2008) Managed Care: Sacruificing Your Health Care for Insurance Industry Profits: Questions You must ask before joning an HMO. Online available at: http://www.rolanddarby.com/br_managedhealth.html
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Global Food Global Justice and

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The orld Bank is a likely source of support for such an initiative. Recent research has focused on the promise of rural development through a restructuring of agri-business (Jarosz, 1996) and the results are promising. Rural labor practices are subject to change and some of those changes do not require a global revolution. Instead of waiting for the IMF to collapse or fertilizer companies to go bankrupt, sustainable agricultural development advocates should focus on the community level.

Conclusion

The global food system is unjust by almost every measure. Billions of people are starving to death while another billion are suffering the ill health effects of too much food. Our domestic and international institutions have not only created this reality, but are situated now to support policies that perpetuate this reality. Change will not be easy and transformation will be even harder. Small, locally-led reform can begin in any community that…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Holt-Gimenez, Eric. 2008. The World Food Crisis: What's Behind it and What We Can

Do About it. Policy Brief #16. Institute for Food and Development Policy:

Oakland, CA

Jarosz, Lucy. 1996. Working in the Global Food System: A Focus for International
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Parentalism Makes the Grade the

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Where, he is taking an actual example by: showing the immediate problems facing the school system and how this approach is creating positive changes. These different elements are important, because they are underscoring the way that the cause and effect approach, is used in combination with deductive reasoning. (Will, 2008)

The Impact of this Method in Supporting the Different Ideas

The impact of this approach is that Will is making very sound arguments, as he is discussing how these ideas could improve the quality of education that is being provided. This was effective at helping to illustrate how this approach is addressing one aspect of: the problem and should be embraced in the future. As a result, the information that was presented is relevant, because it helps the reader to see how other ideas could have an impact on education. Once this occurs, it means that other ideas and approaches…… [Read More]

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"Cause and Effect." University of Minnesota, 2006. Web. 28 Feb. 2011.

"Deduction." The Free Dictionary, 2011. Web. 2 Mar. 2011

"Parentalism." The Free Dictionary, 2011. Web. 28 Feb. 2011.
Will, George. "Where Parentalism Makes the Grade." Washington Post, 2008. Web. 28 Feb. 2011.
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Academic Tenure

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Tenure -- Literature Review

Academic tenure is a system that many universities and colleges use to protect a senior academic's contractual right to a lifetime job unless terminated for just cause. It is typically reserved for academics who have made Assistant or Full Professor, and requires following a strict hierarchical rubric that demonstrates a strong record of published research, teaching, and administrative services. Most institutions allow for a certain period of time to establish this record; although there are a number of non-tenure track positions still available within the university system (Adjust Professor, Lecturer, Research Professor, etc.) (Amacher, 2004). The idea of academic tenure, at least in the United States, is primarily intended to guarantee the right to academic freedom, in that it protects the academic when they publish or dissent from prevailing or common opinion, or spend time and research on topics that may be politically unfashionable or controversial.…… [Read More]

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Board of Regents of State Colleges v. Roth, 408 U.S. 564 (U.S. Supreme Court June 29, 1972).

Perry v. Sindermann, 408 U.S. 593 (U.S. Supreme June 29, 1972).

Percent of Teachers with Tenure. (2008, June). Retrieved March 2011, from Department of Education Statistics:  http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d08/tables/dt08_264.asp 

Issues in Higher Education. (2011, January). Retrieved March 2011, from American Association of University Professors: http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/issues/
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Leadership That Extends Beyond the

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Make sure you get on the right bus,'" stressing the fact that education could make a difference in his life (Get on the right bus, 2010, Enterprise media). Coach K. shows his players that he cares for them as people as well as athletes, as he demands that they keep their grades high as well as show up and try their hardest on the court. Because of his history, he understands the challenging transition some of his players experience in a college environment, but he also does not make excuses for them. "That's why I'm against the rule (that prevents [players] going straight to the NBA)" he says, because he is only interested in players who want to be there -- in college, at Duke, learning as well as playing (Chavez 2008). "I look at myself as a leader who just happens to coach basketball" Krzyzewski (Gregory 2006). Basketball is…… [Read More]

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Chavez, Luciana. (2008, July 5). Coach K. And Duke changing recruiting philosophy. Oakland Tribune. Retrieved February 17, 2010 at http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4176/is_20080705/ai_n28062133/

Coach K. (2010). Official Website. Retrieved February 17, 2010 at  http://coachk.com/ 

Get on the right bus. (2010). Enterprise media. Retrieved February 17, 2010 at  http://www.enterprisemedia.com/product/00490/bus.html 

Duke basketball. (2010). Coach K. Official website. Retrieved February 17, 2010 at
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Legalization of Marijuana Waving the

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The exact amount lost under prohibition is difficult to estimate, but probably approaches several billion dollars.

Secondly, the projected problems for youth and workers and the state of the nation as a whole are far grimmer than the reality, which has been shown in other countries to actually decrease abuse of the substance. Dr. Lester Grinspoon assures that, "Marijuana itself is not criminogenic; it does not lead to sexual debauchery; it is not addicting; there is no evidence that it leads to the use of narcotics." (4).

Finally, the facts show that the war on drugs has undeniably failed. Illegal street drugs continue to frustrate law enforcement officials who have yet to make a noticeable dent in the status quo. Ed Rosenthal and Steve Kubby quote U.S. District Judge Thomas eisman as saying, "e've just about lost a generation of young people. e're building new prison beds at the rate…… [Read More]

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Benjamin, Daniel K. And Miller, Roger Leroy. Undoing Drugs. New York: Basic Books. 1991. Print.

Bowman, Tom. "Schmoke Says Debate On Decriminalization Of Drugs Is Gaining Momentum." The Sun, 13 July 1999: 8A. Print.

Bruce, Cara. "The Economics of Marijuana Reform." Young Money. 7 December, 2009. Web. 3 January 2010.

Grinspoon, Lester.(1996) Marihuana reconsidered. Oakland, Quick American Archives. Print.
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Legalization of Marijuana Illegal Substances

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It has been proved that drug dealers succeed in selling their drugs, even with the measures introduced by the American government.

Countries like the Netherlands have become famous due to their tolerance of cannabis and millions of tourists visit them every year as a result. Considering the fact that the Netherlands has continued to have a great cultural value, and, that it has continued to have more tourists visiting it because of reasons other than its cannabis coffee shops, it is obvious that the Dutch have not been affected by the legalization of Marijuana.

Buckley Jr. illiam F. "Is Marijuana Fear a Myth?" National Review, Vol. 49, December 8, 1997.

Goode, Erich. "Marijuana." (Atherton: 1969)

isheit, Ralph A. "Domestic Marijuana: A Neglected Industry." (Greenwood Press: 1992)

Gerber, Rudolph J. Legalizing Marijuana: Drug Policy Reform and Prohibition Politics. (Praeger: 2004)

Chambliss, illiam J. "Another Lost ar: The Costs and Consequences of…… [Read More]

Wolf Shenk, Joshua. "Why You Can Hate Drugs and Still Want to Legalize Them." Washington Monthly, Vol. 27, October 1995.

"The War on Drugs: Fighting Crime or Wasting Time?" American Criminal Law Review, Vol. 38, 2001.

Souder Mark, Zimmer Lynn. "Q: Is the Government's War against Marijuana Justified as Public Policy?" Insight on the News, Vol. 13, January 12, 1998.
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Technology for the Deaf His

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Three years later, the company improved its picture clarity and introduced the "emotional intonation" feature, considered important components of visual language. ut at present, only 10% of the deaf and hard-of-hearing know about VRS. The Internal Revenue Service refuses to accept VRS calls. And VRS can be performed only with high-speed internet access. ut companies, like Sorenson, provide videophones for free. Those who have no high-speed internet access or a videophone may use IPP relay. It is similar to the outdated TTY but performs faster and more smoothly. The deaf user types his message on a computer.

For the working deaf who need to use the telephone, Able Planet launched the wireless device. This is a telephone and a hands-free set for a cell phone to address these difficulties in the use of a telephone. The technology enables wireless communication with a telecoil in hearing aids. At the same time,…… [Read More]

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Associated Press. Hearing Impaired Get Help with Wireless Device. Deseret News:

Deseret News Publishing, 2003. Retrieved on October11, 2009 from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4188/is_20030623/ai_n11400486/?tag=content;col1

Bergstein, Brian. IBM Develops Virtual Deaf Interpreter. Oakland Tribune: ANG

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Sugarhill Gang's Rapper's Delight Reveals

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A high production value and an industrial feel throughout much of the song impart an engagingly chaotic and progressive feel to the song.

6. MC Lyte is one of the few successful female rappers. In "Paper Thin" MC Lyte raps over minimalist music that includes just the beats and the occasional sound of a synthesized but unidentifiable instrument playing an eerie melody. Lyte tells the story of a jilted lover, with an overall theme of empowerment. Occasional encouragement from background vocals and a chorus of "ooooh" refer to African music. MC Lyte also draws gender issues into the repertoire of rap lyrics.

7. The Beastie Boys "Paul Revere" stands out because of the reverse-played scratch sound. Synthesized maracas add sonic texture, but the focal point is the amusing story. "Paul Revere" is one of many New York area rap songs denoting a shift of content away from love of music…… [Read More]

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Chicago Politics Change for the

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Pattillo reports that there is an ongoing adversarial relationship between residents, city officials, and private developers, when it comes to making old rotting neighborhoods fresh and safe again. And all of this comes as a backdrop to the lingering bitterness some old-time residents felt (and still feel) towards "urban renewal" of the 1960s (which many called "urban removal"). Pattillo insists that Chicago is a city where the "gentrification" and "revitalization" of buildings and neighborhoods, in the long run, translates into a "social inequalities." In real life terms, Pattillo asserts, an infusion of economic investment steals poor people's neighborhoods away from them.

But is Richard M. Daley to be blamed for the inequities in this system? Urban redevelopment in every city certainly comes with controversy and pain, and Chicago is no exception. Chicago is trying to upgrade neighborhoods to become that ultimate world class city; and if Daley is held to…… [Read More]

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Bennett, Larry. "Community Power Applied: Chicago's Engagement With 21st Century

Globalization."

Bennett, Larry. " The Mayor Among His Peers: Interpreting Richard M. Daley."

Clark, Terry Nichols, Lloyd, Richard, Wong, Kenneth K., and Jain, Pushpam. "Amenities
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Plastic Bags & the Environment

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5 billion pounds is up 2.3% from December 2006. Angier lists all the plastic-based materials around her desk at the Times and in her personal life, including her computer keyboard, credit card, telephones, her motorcycle helmet, luggage, earrings, for starters. Plastics also pad mattresses, "elasticize our comfort-fit jeans, suture our wounds, plug our dental cavities, encapsulate our pills, replace our lost limbs, lighten our cars and jets" and much more (Angier).

The city of San Francisco banned "traditional plastic bags" in November 2007, according to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle (Buchanan, 2007). "People are used to getting free bags and thinking there is no real consequence to them," said Jack Macy, recycling coordinator for San Francisco's Department of the Environment. "But there is a cost," Macy went on. Part of the cost to city of San Francisco -- where about 180 million plastic bags were handed out annually…… [Read More]

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ABC News. "Plastic bag ban begins." Retrieved May 5, 2009, from  http://www.abc.net.au . (4 May 2009).

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Buchanan, Wyatt. "Starting Tuesday, plastic bags illegal at big S.F. grocery stores."
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Electronic Medical Health Records Utilizing Electronic

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However, because they make billing more efficient, the majority of large urban practice groups and hospitals have already made the switch to electronic records, according to Michael R. Costa, attorney and associate at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, in oston, Mass. However, he adds, most of these organizations maintain warehouses where they store paper records that have been transcribed to electronic form. "There is resistance from some about going to a completely electronic format because there are still some questions about privacy," Costa says. "There is definitely still a place for paper-based medical records, but the focus from now on will be on making sure that information can be adequately secured" (Fiske).

Frederick Geilfuss, partner in the health law department of Foley & Lardner, in Milwaukee, Wis. says that while many larger providers have already begun the shift, he has not encountered any institutions that have made a complete transition -- an…… [Read More]

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Women in American History Women

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It also sought to stop the Atlantic slave trade between those three continents. It has also been referred to as the anti-slavery movement. As a result of the abolitionist movement, slavery was abolished in Europe and America by the last half of the 19th century. Africa finally stopped the practice of slavery by the first quarter of the 20th century.

Women's Contribution

Women, both white and black, made enormous contributions to the abolitionist movement.

Ann Yearsley, Hannah More, Susan . Anthony, Julia Ward Howe, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Ellen Watkins, and many others worked against the enslavement of other human beings. While the white women used their status, money and freedom to work against slavery and help the black women to "find their voices," the black women could tell eye-opening stories of their own experiences to elicit sympathy and support.

In the early years of the…… [Read More]

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RICO ACT in Conception and

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Moreover, a prosecution of the core leadership of an organization under RICO charges is likely to produce revelations concerning the relationship between leadership and other members who are either guilty of racketeering or some lesser scope of individual crime. This is to say that RICO was essentially designed to push the door open on the activities of such typically obscured enterprises in order to systematically disrupt its initiatives and priorities.

Still, as this investigation finds as a recurrent theme in considered research materials, even when armed with RICO's expansive authorities, there remains a fundamental difficulty in overcoming the effectively obfuscating structure of the modern organized crime enterprise. In the case of the long-ingrained style of activity instituted by La Cosa Nostra, the protective degree to which structure is designed to insulate the activities, connections and implications relating to real decisions-makers and bosses tends to effect the ability of RICO statutes…… [Read More]

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ACLU. (2003). How 'Patriot Act 2' Would Further Erode the Basic Checks on Government Power that Keeps America Safe and Free. American Civil Liberties Union. Online at http://www.aclu.org/SafeandFree/SafeandFree.cfm?ID=12161&c=206

Arshadi, N. (1998). Insider Trading Liability and Enforcement Strategy. Financial Management, 27(2), 70-84.

Cornell University Law School (CULS). (1970). Chapter 96-Racketeer Influences and Corrupt Organizations. U.S. Code Collection. Online at http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode18/usc_sup_01_18_10_I_20_96.html

FBI. (2004). Investigative Programs: Organized Crime. Department of Justice: Federal Bureau of Investigation. Online at http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cid/orgcrime/aboutocs.htm
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Adult Literacy in African-American Communities

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This model views literacy as woven into the person's identity, based in turn from his acculturation and participation in his socio-cultural community. Spoken or written communication is understood and appreciated according to who is reading or writing and the context and purpose of the communication. Learners come to the educational setting with individual experiences, perspectives, values and beliefs. They perform tasks subjectively. Their cultural background is, therefore, an essential requirement to teaching functional literacy.

The U.S. Department of Education through the Department of Adult Education and Literacy implements the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act. This legislation provides support money for adult literacy and basic education programs. It perceives adult education as that falling below post-secondary level for persons 16 years old and older. Statistics say there are about 51 million American adults in this category. Eligibility was adjusted from 18 to 16 in 1970; approved funding to non-profit organizations…… [Read More]

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Carol Burnett Carol Burnet Was

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oys could crack jokes and be the class clowns, but girls would look strange if they did this (Wilson).

Comediennes had to strive harder than their male counterparts to do their job well (Wilson 2007). The audience was not sure comediennes could be funny. Comedians were uncomfortable with women cracking jokes and controlling the conversation. Doing so belonged only to men. Women and girls were supposed to be quiet and well-behaved, according to a magazine about feminism and pop culture. Many people still felt threatened by funny women as women were socialized to play nice, not to use comedy as a form of power. Simply speaking up was already considered subversive if women did so. Funny women made great contributions for feminism, according to advocates. Comedy possessed a subversive nature, they said. It was and still is a powerful way of saying what they wanted to say. It also made…… [Read More]

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Purdy, Elizabeth. Carol Burnett. St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture: Gale Group, 2002. Retrieved on February 11, 2009 at http://www.gIepc/is_2419200154?tag=content;col1

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Change Plan HR Plan for

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It could be achieved through the implementation of the following strategies:

a. Offering training programs especially designed to the characteristics of each position b. Enrolling the employees into training programs based on time quality management (increasing task quality in the same amount of time) or the concepts of the learning organization c. Implementing and promoting change as an ongoing process and a part of the organizational culture, rather than a sporadic event, and finally d. Implementing reward systems, such as premiums, bonuses or even promotions. These will further motivate the staff members to increase their performances, contributing as such to the creation of the dynamic and challenging working environment.

The strategies proposed are extremely complex and are aimed to generate benefits on the long-term. This automatically means that their implementation will require patience and attention to details. Aside this, the change plan will also require financial resources. The punctual courses…… [Read More]

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Peyton, P.R., 2003, Dignity at Work: Eliminate Bullying and Create a Positive Working Environment, Psychology Press

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Los Angeles Riots of 1965

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(Lowery)

In the end, more than 30 people were killed and most of them were African-Americans. The damage done to property was estimated to be close to $40 million. There can be no doubt that the riots brought attention to problems that had been stirring beneath the surface but Lowery maintains that many of the problems that caused the feelings of anger within the community still persisted.

The Los Angeles riots of 1965 were historical in that they marked the end of an era and the beginning of another one. In once sense, they were bringing a close to the chapter of African-American heritage that involved prejudice and oppression. The neighborhood of atts represented the epitome of everything that African-Americans wanted to overcome. The arrest of one man fueled the flames of an underlying tension that grew from persistent neglect. In another sense, the riots were bringing to light a…… [Read More]

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Lowery, Charles. And Marszalek John. "From Emancipation to the Twenty-First Century." 2003. The African-American Experience. Greenwood Publishing Group. Information Retrieved January 25, 2009. http://aae.greenwood.com
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Human Resources Function the Company

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Those employees with the strongest enthusiasm for FedEx culture are often those who have been with the company the longest. If FedEx is able to offer a compelling package to Kinko's workers, sufficient to improve retention rates, they may also build a group of leaders in the workplace, those who can help indoctrinate new workers into the FedEx culture.

Solutions and Implementation

To bring the cultures of FedEx and Kinko's closer together, FedEx should do two main things. The first is that they should afford Kinko's workers the same level of wages and benefits. This will help to attract and retain workers who are more in line with the FedEx culture. It will also help to ease the transition towards a greater level of professionalism for the existing workers. There needs to be opportunities for Kinko's employees to move into other areas of the company. In the retail environment, a…… [Read More]

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Lords of the Harvest Big

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" And this attitude and strategy ("corporate personality" as Charles relates) had "its roots in the company's phenomenal success against all conventional wisdom with Roundup." And yet the marketing strategy for Roundup (develop just one chemical for all agricultural products while other herbicide companies were developing a "broad spectrum" of various chemicals) turned out to be a "triumph." A European chemical expert added that Monsanto's "...triumph fed an arrogance and disregard for the outside world."

In time, Shapiro would become the Monsanto CEO. He knew how to get things done by marketing, but he also knew how to use friends in high places to get the Monsanto story across to Europeans, a huge market for Monsanto that had been reticent to buy into genetically engineered foods. Shapiro had "good friends" in the Bill Clinton administration and U.S. Special Trade Representative Mickey Kantor held "stormy meetings" with Europeans (166). A year…… [Read More]

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Charles, Daniel. Lords of the Harvest: Biotech, Big Money, and the Future of Food. Cambridge:

Perseus Publishing, 2001.

Comet Skateboards. "Phoresia Interview with Jason Salfi." Retrieved April 15, 2008, at http://blog.cometriders.org/?p=41.

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Future of Eurasian Organized Crime

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Ashley, Assistant Director, Criminal Investigative Division of the FI relates that in 1991: "...the U.S. Attorney's office in Los Angeles charged 13 defendants in a $1 billion false medical billing scheme that was headed by two Russian emigre brothers. On September 20, 1994, the alleged ringleader was sentenced to 21 years in prison for fraud, conspiracy, racketeering, and money laundering. He was also ordered to forfeit $50 million in assets, pay more than $41 million in restitution to government agencies and insurance companies victimized by the scheme." (2003) Ashley relates that the first Eurasian organized crime investigation of a significant nature involved a major underworld figure in the United States and specifically, Vyacheslav Ivankov who is a powerful Eurasian organized crime boss. Ashley states that Ivankov "...led an international criminal organization that operated in numerous cities in Europe, Canada, and the United States, chiefly New York, London, Toronto, Vienna, udapest,…… [Read More]

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