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Sarbanes-Oxley Act Nonprofits

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Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 was passed largely in response to the scandal that erupted at Enron. As Coalson (2008) notes, “supporters of the Act hoped it would usher in a new era in corporate governance and restore investor confidence in publicly-traded companies and the American capital market in general” (p. 648). Essentially, the Act gave boards greater responsibility in overseeing their organization’s financials and placed upon them “new financial disclosure requirements” so as to present the kind of fraud that happened at Enron from ever happening again (Ostrower & Bobowick, 2006, p. 1). And while only two of the Act’s provisions dealt directly with nonprofits, the provisions did at least direct light to the financial responsibilities that nonprofits should also embrace. This paper will discuss the effect of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 on twenty-first century nonprofit governance.
The effect of the Act on nonprofit governance was felt almost immediately.…… [Read More]

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African American History and Warmth of Other Suns

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Moving Towards the American Dream: The Story of Robert Joseph Pershing Foster

“I was taking a part of the South to transplant in alien soil, to see if it could grow differently, if it could drink of new and cool rains, bend in strange winds, respond to the warmth of other suns, and, perhaps, to bloom” is the Richard Wright passage from where Isabel Wilkerson derives the title of her 2010 ethnography The Warmth of Other Suns. Wilkerson interviewed more than 1000 people for her research, before whittling those numbers down and selecting three individuals who she believed captured the diversity of experiences shaping the Great Migration (“Great Migration: The African-American Exodus North”). Three people cannot necessarily stand in for the six million African Americans who moved from the South between 1915 and 1970; as Lepore puts it, “Can three people explain six million?” (Lepore 1). The answer might actually…… [Read More]

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Mitigating the Effects of Plastic Dumping in Oceans

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Plastic Pollution in the Ocean
Abstract
Pollution is one of the leading harms facing the world today along with climate change, global warming, natural resource depletion, poor disposal of waste. Presently, plastics are used in covering various items because of their flexibility and durability. However, environmental concerns have always arisen because of improper discarding or recycling with some of them reaching water bodies such as oceans and becoming sources of pollution. Plastics are known to have an indestructible morphology that brings harm to the ecosystems. Moreover, they contain toxins that affect marine life thereby attracting the attention and the need for research. The following study focuses on plastic pollution in the ocean with a focus on the scientific perspectives, the negative effects such as loss of nutritional value for marine creatures, physical damages, the transport of alien species, and exposure to pathogens, and possible mitigation strategies.
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Biblical Preaching by Robinson

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Haddon W. Robinson first published Biblical Preaching in 1980. The book quickly became a classic in its field because of Robinson’s straightforward writing style and his ability to synthesize the necessary ingredients for an effective, scripturally grounded but also emotionally strong sermon. The seminal text to guide, instruct, and inspire existing and aspiring preachers, Biblical Preaching is currently in its third edition. Most of the original material in Biblical Preaching has been preserved, and the author has added additional prefaces to update the message and reach a new generation of spiritual advisors, leaders, and communicators. With few if any overt flaws, Biblical Preaching contains an unparalleled wealth of wisdom that can easily be blended with other approaches to sermon development and exegesis. Although certainly not the first book on expository preaching, Robinson’s (2014) is essential reading for pastors, Bible instructors, and Christian community leaders. Biblical Preaching is divided into ten…… [Read More]

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The Port of Rotterdam and the Future

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History
The muddy estuary (rotta) of the Maas River became a settlement in the 10th century CE. A few hundred years later, a dam was built in the rotta, giving the fledgling seaport its name: Rotterdam. By the 14th century the Rotterdam Schie, or shipping canal, had been fully dredged, giving birth to what would one day become the world’s most important shipping port (“A History of the Port of Rotterdam,” 2015).
Rotterdam immediately gained traction as a pivotal shipping destination because of its strategic location linking England with not just the Netherlands but also the rest of Europe. Trade routes boomed during the Age of Exploration and Imperialism, boosting the significance of Rotterdam especially as the Dutch East India Company dominated global trade.
During the Industrial Age, Rotterdam suffered a major setback as the rotte, its naturally muddy estuary, proved too shallow for high tech industrial barges. The city…… [Read More]

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The Wayfinders Wade Davis Discussion

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Wade Davis’s talk “The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World” covers topics like paradigm shifts and advancements in human consciousness. Davis also talks about the fiction of race and the genetic unity of all human beings. Using an anthropological approach, Davis shows how different cultures throughout time have always developed deep wisdom. Davis’s premise is that human wisdom is not linear or even progressive. Every culture is a “unique answer to a fundamental question,” states Davis. The Eurocentric view of the world is that “primitive” societies need to advance via urbanization or technological modernization, and this attitude has led to devastating results and genocide. Davis discusses dying languages and cultures, claiming that on average every two weeks a language dies. With the death of languages comes the death of culture, and with the death of culture comes the death of wisdom.
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Kicking a Field Goal Physiology

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1. Kicking a field goal might look like a simple process, but it involves the synchronization of several systems in the body including the skeletal, nervous, and muscular system. Several sections of the musculoskeletal system are working when a football player kicks a field goal. The primary joints involved when kicking the ball include the hip (femur and ilium), knee (tibia and femur), and ankle (tibia and tarsals). Connected to each of these joints are the muscles that power them, with the hip flexor and thigh muscles performing a majority of the work during the main phases of the kick (Lipshutz, 2011). However, the calf muscles will also play a major role, both in actually kicking the ball and also in maintaining the stability of the body during the kick (Dale, 2017). The small bones in the foot, including the tarsals, metatarsals and phalanges, are also involved because they are…… [Read More]

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A comparison of 3 cars for company use

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Abstract
This reports conducts a comparison and contrast of three automobiles within a particular class. The purpose of this report is to make a recommendation to the organization regarding the kind of car they ought to be purchasing for its company cars. Each year, organizations have intricate variety of choices to assess and examine with regard to selecting company vehicles. One of the key criteria for choosing company cars is cost. A second criteria of selecting vehicle class is environmental impact. In this particular report, the selected vehicle class for the fleet of company cars for the organization is the hybrid class. One of the justifications of selecting a hybrid class of cars is that it is environmentally friendly. Another benefit of hybrid cars encompasses the financial advantages that come along with them. Hybrid vehicles are backed by numerous credits and inducements that aid in making them cost-effective. Hybrid vehicles…… [Read More]

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Program Music

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Program Music

Roles of The Program Music

Program music refers to a form of music which tries to deliver an additional musical story musically. This story involved could be rendered to its audience as program notes, causing imaginative comparisons with its music.

This concept of program music enjoys more fame and application in the European classical music world, especially during the height of romantic works in the 1800s. Program music was a very common concept in those times. It was commonly used in reference to solely instrumental music works which are music pieces that doesn't have any lyrics. However, it was also used to describe the lieder and opera music type (Rodgers, 2009).

The single progression orchestral program music works are symphonic poems and the complete works is produced to be enjoyed and heralded without any external references. The Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique is a suitable instance of program music…… [Read More]

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Sustainability and Politics

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Sustainability More About Politics Than Science?

The environment is a word which refers to the natural effects around us including the atmosphere, seas and oceans, rocks and mountains, plants, ice formations, human beings, stars and several others. These effects are best left in their natural state because when they get disturbed, they could have serious consequences on the atmosphere, electricity, water, weather, fire and the earth's magnetism. Sadly, this is the situation of things now and these consequences are real. Several problems are facing the environment causing global adverse effects and putting the people in it at risk. This research studies these problems and determines if the scientific and political measures put in place are effective in mitigating them

Environmental issues facing the world

The disturbances in the environment have brought about noticeable changes in climate and high frequencies of natural disasters. Take for example; the problem of global warming…… [Read More]

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A Philosopher's Approach to Justice

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Amartya Sen, a noted scholar in the world of philosophical discussions and interpretations, is presenting counter arguments to John Rawls' approach to a theory of justice. In the process, Sen is also trying to cement his own approach to a theory of justice. He argues that asking, "What is a just society?" is wasteful and rather, serious thinkers should "concentrate on comparative questions of justice" (Sen, 236). The philosopher thus opens the door to a discussion of what should bright, thinking people expect and desire from a theory of justice, which is likely what Sen intended, beyond tooting his own philosophical horn. Sen begins his article by referencing what he finds difficult to accept within iconic philosopher Rawls' view of justice.

The nuts and bolts of what Sen is arguing comes down to his departure from Rawls' theory of justice, not only the "substantive contend of the Rawlsian theory of…… [Read More]

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a'short'story about what happened

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stood with neck craning like everyone else around me. The tips of his white sneakers were showing, just past the lip of the building's roof. Although the twelve stories between us blurred his facial features, I knew what Jeff looked like because I saw him every day in class. He had sad brown eyes, pimples on his left cheek, and unkempt hair. I don't think he cared much about what other people thought, but when I saw him up there threatening to jump, I considered the fact that he felt his life was worth nothing because he had no one to live for. I heard someone next to me saying, "I feel like I'm watching a movie," and although it annoyed me to hear them depersonalizing Jeff's attempted suicide, the same thought had passed through my head already. Every time the wind blew, at least one person in the audience…… [Read More]

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Romanticism

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Romanticism

"Romance," "Romanticism" and "Romantic" are three related words frequently utilized rather loosely by literature readers and hence requiring some clear definition. The most important fact is these words are always written with the first letter capitalized to differentiate them from the words "romantic"and "romance" -- words which are generally used to denote erotically intensified conditions and events or love stories. While Romances commonly do contain love interests, it isn't a prerequisite for this genre. Similarly, Romantic poets don't just address experiences of love and love affairs; their poems revolve around the entire continuum of experiences of humanity.

Romanticism, meanwhile, represented an intellectual and artistic movement between the late 18th-century and 19 thcentury. The emphasis of this movement was powerful emotions, which formed the fountainhead of aesthetic experiences. Especially emphasized were emotions like fear, consternation, terror, and wonder experienced in the face of nature's sublime-ness. Romanticism elevated language, tradition and…… [Read More]

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London'sailortown

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permissive attitude towards London sailor-town exist during the 1850-1860, and how did it change during the 1900-1910?

The main Theories Fronted

Although the marine community came from diverse backgrounds, the seafarers ashore had acquired a debauched image long before the 16th Century. The seafarers have won the appraisal of researchers for their role since then. According to Lee[footnoteRef:1], seafarers had delinked themselves from the usual expected bonds and roles in society as otherwise expected of all humans. They were believed to be vulnerable to being misled and were believed to be strangers to the civilized, polite norms of contemporary human decorum. Once seafarers went ashore, they were inclined to being irresponsible beings. They could engage in drunkenness as of habit. They practiced little restraint in general. The seafarers most likely committed many other ills while at sea. The lack of societal control that normally provides a steadying influence meant that…… [Read More]

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Formal Business Report

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Business Report

Advantages of Hiring Disabled Employees

Tax Benefits

Diversity

Corporate Image

Lower Turnover

Legal Matters

Disadvantages of Hiring Disabled Employees

Speed and Productivity

Modifications of Facility Infrastructures and Technology

Discrimination

Schedule Changes

Letter of Transmittal

However, this is not the case as statistics indicate that no significant variances exist. In fact, there are several advantages to hiring disabled individuals, for instance, improved company reputation, loyalty, cost savings and improved productivity.

The purpose of this report is to examine the advantages and disadvantages of hiring disabled employees and subsequently offer recommendations. Initially, the report gives a brief introduction regarding the status of hiring disabled employees in the workplace. The report makes a comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of hiring disabled persons in the workplace. The report thereafter concludes with recommendations given towards dispelling the myths on hiring disabled individuals within the workplace. Some of the limitations to this report…… [Read More]

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renewable energy'survey analysis

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Non-Renewable Energy Data Analysis

There were 143 respondents to the survey. They were 52.45% female (75) and 47.55% male (68). The survey respondents skewed older than the national average. The median age in the UK is 40.5, and 54.17% of survey respondents were over the age of forty. So the age skews only slightly older than the total UK population. Children were underrepresented in the survey. 17.44% of UK citizens are aged 15 or under, but in the survey only 9.03% were 17 or younger. Some 59.03% of respondents reported themselves to be married, with 25% reporting "never married." A relatively low number reported cohabitation or domestic partnership.

Most of the survey respondents were employed, at 59.03%. A total of 4.86% reported that they are unemployed and looking for work, slightly lower than the national unemployment rate of 5.4%. While 10.42% of respondents are over the age of 60, only…… [Read More]

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Reform of the International Monetary System

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Reform of the International Monetary System

The proposal for international reform that is most important is the International Lender of Last Resort. An international lender of last resort might have the ability to preclude contagion, in which an efficacious speculative attack on one emerging market currency gives rise to attacks on other emerging market currencies, propagating financial and economic disorder as it goes. Taking into consideration that a lender of last resort for emerging market nations is necessitated at times, and bearing in mind it cannot be provided locally, there is a significant justification for an international institution to occupy this role. This can be linked to Mexico's financial crisis of 1994, where the IMF took the role of lender of last resort and offered emergency lending to nations facing financial instability. On the other hand, an international lender of last resort generates risks of its own, particularly the risk…… [Read More]

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The Impact of Queer as Folk on GLBTQ Acceptance

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Cultural Representations of GLBTQ Peoples and Communities in the Mainstream Media

Attitudes and laws in American society concerning the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and queer (GLBTQ) communities have changed in substantive ways in recent years, and many observers credit the cultural representations of these communities in the mainstream media as contributing to this progress. Notwithstanding the progress to date, though, some observers suggest that the status of the GLBTQ communities today is still comparable to the status of women and blacks a half century ago and there is clearly a need for greater understanding of these alternative lifestyles communities by the general American public. To this end, this paper provides a review of the literature concerning current GLBTQ issues in American culture followed by a discussion concerning the manner in which interpretation of mainstream media content such as films, television shows, books, plays or events can provide fresh insights into…… [Read More]

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Constructive Learning and Cognitive Learning

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Learning

My professional goals with regard to the development of students with whom I work is to enable them to develop a better grasp of the English language and to advance their English language skills in reading, speaking and comprehension. In a sense, my goals are intertwined with their academic success. However, on another level, I can identify professional goals that are independent of my students' outcomes. These are to come to class prepared, enthusiastic about what I am teaching, and always in a positive mood. If I can meet these three goals, I can effect an atmosphere in my classroom that facilitates constructive learning, that promotes engagement, and that supports everyone's desire to want to be there. A teacher who projects surliness and lack of preparation is more than likely to develop an environment in which negativity is the result. It is better to promote positivity in the classroom…… [Read More]

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Rising from the Plains

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Rising From the Plains

John Mcphee, a writer of creative nonfiction books, started writing about the earth in 1985. He described the structure and movement of the earth's crust and mantle based on geology. He focused on the theory called plate tectonics which describes the earth's crust as several plates that bump with each other while gliding over the mantle. That theory was accepted only in the latter part of 1960's (decades after this idea was put forward for consideration), based upon geologic beliefs (Quammen, 1998). Rising from the Plains is a good book in itself but can be seen as a sequel to his two earlier books namely In Suspect Terrainand Basin and Range. The book revolves around the Rocky Mountains' geology and an adjacent terrain in Wyoming, both of which are near Interstate 80. The life story of David Love, a Rocky Mountain geologist, and his household was…… [Read More]

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Dream vacation project

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Dream Vacation Project

Planning a vacation may not be as easy as one may think. In fact, without proper planning, the vacation may not be a success. One must decide when to travel, where to travel, where to stay, what to see and experience, how much to spend, and so forth. It is actually a process that requires meticulous preparation. This paper provides a plan for a dream vacation in Puerto Rico. The paper particularly pays attention to the schedule, cost, and scope of the vacation.

Time is an important element in vacation planning (Matt, 2013). One must define when to travel and for what period of time. It is not enough for one to just say they are going to Puerto Rico. Saying they are going to Puerto Rico for a certain number of days at a certain time of the year would be more ideal. For instance, instead…… [Read More]

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Strategic Thinking Reaction

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strategy came up in my mind: What is strategy? Why is strategy important for an organization? I strongly agree with Rich Horwath in his article "The Strategic Thinking Manifesto" that strategy is all about creating a competitive advantage in the marketplace (Horwath, 2012). It entails knowing what to do in order to be a winner in a stiffly competitive business environment. Strategy can in fact be likened to a sailing race in an athletic competition. Winning the race is dependent on knowing not only the direction of the wind, but also your competitor's moves. It is also influenced by the degree to which members of your team are committed to make the boat remains ahead of the rest. Are they consolidating their efforts to win the race, or are they competing with one another? In essence, strategy is about creating a roadmap to reach a certain desired end, clearly taking…… [Read More]

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Carcinoid tumors

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carcinoid is no longer rare as previously deemed, but rather is accidentally missed or not analyzed in the course of removing the appendix, this has a major prevalence than most current proportion of reported diagnoses.

Carcinoid tumors are relatively unusual, malignant tumors, typically of the digestive track and/or lung. They grow and develop slowly and as a result have a very minimal probability of disseminating across the body. Remarkably, these tumors are abnormal in the sense that they generate hormones, which if let into the bloodstream can cause symptoms such as flushing of the face and/or chest wheezing (Hodgson, 1992). Every so often, owing to the fact that symptoms might be minimal or even lacking, the diagnosis made for carcinoid tumors is usually unplanned, similar to the instances of an appendectomy. The treatment options for carcinoid tumors include radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Surgery is also a treatment option if the tumor…… [Read More]

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The Aeneid

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Gods in the Aeneid?

Viewed from Virgil's Aeneid perspective, gods are central to human existence and fate. They determine the fate of all mortals; Aeneid is included in the category of mortals; and is particularly interesting because his mother is a goddess. Jupiter is the supreme god and controls all other gods. Jupiter controls destiny. Thus, other gods are at his mercy. The other gods have their altercations among themselves and often drag humans into these discordances. They may, therefore either help or harm (Christos, 2012).

The fate of Aeneid is beyond the control of the gods. They make attempts to create short-lived diversions or even alter the manner that the fate comes to pass. Venus, Aeneid's mother, and the senior-most cheerleader is Aeneid's mother. She helps Aeneid to navigate the difficulties of life. She has practically protected him against Juno. She gives him sound advice on the direction he…… [Read More]

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The Difference between Shinto and Christian Beliefs

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Healthcare Philosophies of Christians and Shinto Followers

Every culture has its own worldview, and its own approach to the health of its people. The Christian philosophy when it comes to healthcare is quite different than the approach that believers in the Shinto faith take. This paper points to the worldviews of each of these faiths, and it uses the available literature to delve deeply into those worldviews and the differences / contrasts between the In the process of providing worldviews, this paper also offers answers to questions (What is prime reality? What is the nature of the world around us? What is a human being? What happens at death?

Why is it possible to know anything at all? How do we know right from wrong? What is the meaning of human history?).

Worldview / Faith & Health Philosophy from a Christian Perspective

In the book, Called to Care: A Christian…… [Read More]

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Suicide and Veterans A Nationwide Epidemic

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Speaking Truth to Health Policy: Helping Veterans Readjust

Every day, at least 20 combat veterans commit suicide in the United States, or one veteran every 65 seconds (Shane & Kime, 2016). This alarming trend is attributable in large part to the symptoms that many people suffer from after experiencing traumatic episodes in their lives. Drawing on the sources of power enumerated by Mason, Gardner, Hopkins Outlaw and O'Grady (2016).This paper provides a current description concerning the health policy adopted by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in response to this nation-wide problem to determine how the situation could benefit from having nurses speak truth to power. Finally, a summary of the research and important findings concerning this issue are presented in the conclusion.

The condition currently known as posttraumatic stress disorder is certainly not a new construct. In World War I, the condition was termed "shell shock" and in World…… [Read More]

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Healthcare Philosophies of Christians and Shinto Followers

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Healthcare Philosophies of Christians and Shinto Followers

Christianity approaches healthcare from a rather different perspective as compared to Shintoism. The contemporary Western worldview is generally termed 'dualism', which incorporates the idea that evil and good are eternally and continuously locked in combat. Human advancement progresses via rhythms occurring within continuous environment-individual interaction. That is, nurses acquire knowledge of best caregiving practices by working with and understanding fellow human beings, engaging in honest communications with them, and viewing every patient as unique, from a biological, social, psychological, emotional, spiritual and cultural perspective. Christianity claims the Universe and its Creator ought to be considered the principal reality. Mankind views its surroundings using its respective cultural lens, experiences, and worldview. The world is not all evil and unethical; the existence of continuous aggression and brutality around us does not and, definitely, must not influence our worldview. Humanity is a biological specimen encountering immense…… [Read More]

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Analyzing the Earth Science

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Earth Science

Air Mass

The Texas A&M University (1996-2007) claims that the Continental Tropical air mass is probably what's developing in the state of Arizona. These represent dry, hot air masses being created over southwest U.S. and north Mexico. The air mass makes its way into the U.S. via western Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, and typically moves in the east to northeast direction, carrying dry, hot air to the state of Texas. The precipitation direly needed in summer months is often brought by the thunderstorms and rain showers that form.

Thunderstorms

As per the Texas A&M University's (1996-2007) explanation, a majority of thunderstorms take place during the evenings or late afternoons, following maximum warming by radiation. During late afternoons, instability will probably be at its peak, on account of daytime heating, which increases the PBL (planetary boundary layer)-middle layer temperature gradient. With occurrence of daytime heating, the capacity of…… [Read More]

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Song of Myself by Walt Whitman Poetry

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Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" continues to evoke strong emotions because of the paradox inherent in the juxtaposition between egotism on the one hand and selfless idealism on the other. The poem therefore encapsulates what it means to be an American, which is why other American poets -- and indeed poets from around the world -- have responded to "Song of Myself" poignantly. When Whitman penned "Song of Myself," the poet was imbuing verse with powerful social commentary that belies the relatively simple diction, tone, and style used. The poet reacts to the troubles in 19th century America, including but not limited to slavery and racism, urbanization and capitalism. Whitman draws attention to the fact that the United States has built itself as an ideal: "the hand of God is the promise of my own." Yet that ideal has been stymied by the struggle for equality, epitomized most noticeably and…… [Read More]

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The Meaning of Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening

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Robert Frost's "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening"

While appearing to be a simplistic poem, it is argued that "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost is a deceptively meaningful. Using the content and style of the poem, along with consideration Frist's own views on poetry, it is hypothesised that the poem is a reflection of the ever present strain of social obligations and expectations. An outline of the paper is as follows.

Introduction to the poem the poem was written in 1922

tells the story of a narrator stopping in snowy Woods was on their way to a destination deeper meaning indicated by poem construction different commentators give different interpretations

The first verse

simple start setting the scene, aligned with Frosts' own location in New England

b. Indication of social conventions, including property ownership

The middle versus

a. Further information is provided, such…… [Read More]

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Why Utilitarianism Does Not Work as a Governing Principle

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Utilitarianism: Weighing the Balance

The common good is often spoken of as a principle for social justice: that which benefits the whole should be promoted. Or, that which is universally good should have the highest support. It could be said that this is a utilitarian concept -- yet in modern terms of justice where egalitarianism can appear to be at odds with the "common good," the role of minority voices and diversity present an obstacle in the appeal to universalism. What is good for one set or cultural group may not be good for another. Thus, the question may be raised: Is it just to maximize the happiness for the greatest number of people as the utilitarian approach argues? The answer depends on one's viewpoint. If one believes the democratic principle is the highest principle of all, then might (or strength in numbers) makes right. If, on the other hand,…… [Read More]

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ABC Healthcare S Technical Security Recommendations

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Technical Security Recommendations for ABC Healthcare IT Infrastructures

ABC Healthcare has been facing a multitude of challenges ranging from the security of the IT infrastructures to the compliance of regulatory policies. In the United States, the lawmakers are increasing putting more restrictive in the regulatory environment because there have been more attacks in the healthcare environment, damaging the organizational information systems and using worms and virus to gain access to non-authorized sensitive data. The issues are making the stakeholders of ABC Healthcare demand for more flexible access to their information systems. Moreover, increasing regulatory pressures within the healthcare environment with regards to the management of the information systems has made ABC Healthcare to decide to implement more prudent information systems security. The goal of ABC Healthcare is to implement good information systems to abide by regulatory policies of HIPPA and SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley). Typically, both SOX and HIPAA mandate healthcare organizations…… [Read More]

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Management and Leadership

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Management and Leadership

Tuckman Stages of Team Development

The Tuckman stages of team development are an important concept for a health care leader. The five stages are the means by which a team can come together in pursuit of a common mission, and the means by which the team will retain its cohesiveness over time. The five stages in the Tuckman model for team development are forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning. These stages take the team from its inception to the point at which the team in wound down..

The forming stage is usually a stage when "most team members are positive and polite." There is some anxiety about the project, uncertainty about both roles and the team's social structure, and many team members are quite excited about the project (MindTools.com, 2015). For the manager, the forming stage is important to set the mission for the team, outline the…… [Read More]

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Water Quality and Lake Winnipeg Watershed Management Assignment 3

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Water Quality and Lake Winnipeg Watershed Management

Eutrophication is the process by which nutrients in natural waters increase, causing an overgrowth of algae. Lake Winnipeg is one lake that has been adversely affected by eutrophication. Using Lake Winnipeg as a case study, this text demonstrates the causes of eutrophication, the effects of the same on aquatic life, and ways of minimizing its overall effects.

What are the key differences in the physical, chemical and biological features observed in a comparison of oligoptrophic with eutrophic water bodies? Which condition is more desirable based on the concept of sustainability? Why?

Eutrophication is the process by which nutrients in natural waters increase, causing a subsequent increase in the growth of algae and higher plants. A water body starts from a natural state (the oligoptrophic stage) through a mesotrophic state, and finally reaches the eutrophic state with the further addition of nutrients. In the…… [Read More]

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The Aristotelian Tragedy and Shakespeare S Othello

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Othello Is a Tragic Hero

Othello is an Aristotelian tragedy

This paper will show that Othello can be correctly labeled a "tragic hero" and that the play fits the form and function of the Aristotelian tragedy according to the model as it is understood and interpreted by critical scholars.

Defining the tragic hero and the Aristotelian tragedy

The tragic hero is good, valorous, true to life and consistent

The Aristotelian tragedy is complete, an imitation of an action and produces a cathartic effect through fear and pity

Othello is a Tragic Hero

He is Good

The senate loves him because he is strong

Desdemona loves him because he is brave

His men love him because he is a leader

He has Manly Valor

He is viewed as a moral man

He is unafraid of meeting a challenge

c. He is true to life

He has faults and weaknesses

He falls…… [Read More]

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Key Points of the Presidents Address

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President's Address

The counter-terrorism speech given by president Obama came with a couple of messages. His first address touched on the restrictive policy strikes using drones; of course this was not new or restrictive according to prior experience. His second focus was directed at the need to close down Guantanamo Bay detention center. The latter was also not a new stand taken by the president but it surely opposed a long standing position by the powers that be. Here are the major highlights of President Obama's speech.

Responding to the Threat: Leveraging Effective Partnerships and Targeting Terrorists

Effective response to terrorism needs a lot more than just military response and law enforcement. There is need for a concerted effort to be directed towards winning the war of ideology and the battle of will. The first item should be to complete the task of defeating the Al Qaeda forces.

Standards for…… [Read More]

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Impact of Sex Power Alcohol and Money on Moral and Ethical Acts

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sex, power, alcohol and money on moral and ethical acts

Ethics, Sex, and Morality

Sex is still a subject that is a victim of human irrational treatment of an otherwise clear functional human phenomenon. Such incidents as homicide, and insanity gold and gems have also been subjected to such irrational treatment but, luckily, the mysteries around these have been dispelled over time. Sex has not been so lucky though as there is still a cloud of mystery and deliberate misrepresentation, perception and near-superstitious handling of the phenomenon. Sex is the most emotionally involving aspect of human existence. It is not a wonder then, that there is so much confusion directed at it. Lately, though, it seems that the wind of change is sweeping fast to affect people's view of sex. Some forces in operation around the subject of sex are clearly defined now. It is increasingly impossible to have a…… [Read More]

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Analzying Woman S Role in Society

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room in the castle.

Enter OTHELLO, LODOVICO, DESDEMONA, EMILIA and Attendants

LODOVICO

I do beseech you, sir, trouble yourself no further.

OTHELLO

O, pardon me: 'twill do me good to walk.

LODOVICO

Madam, good night; I humbly thank your ladyship.

DESDEMONA

Your honour is most welcome.

OTHELLO

Will you walk, sir?

O, -- Desdemona,

DESDEMONA

My lord?

OTHELLO

Get you to bed on the instant; I will be returned forthwith: dismiss your attendant there: look it be done.

DESDEMONA

I will, my lord.

Exeunt OTHELLO, LODOVICO, and Attendants

EMILIA

How goes it now? he looks gentler than he did.

DESDEMONA

He says he will return incontinent:

He hath commanded me to go to bed,

And bade me to dismiss you.

EMILIA

Dismiss me!

DESDEMONA

It was his bidding: therefore, good Emilia,.

Give me my nightly wearing, and adieu:

We must not now displease him.

EMILIA

I would you had never…… [Read More]

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Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

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Hurricane Katrina - Emergency Management

All discussions regarding the Hurricane Katrina need to acknowledge the fact that the primary reason for Katrina having a great impact was task scope and size, rather than human failure. While effective management is capable of modifying disasters, one cannot expect it to eliminate them. Still, it is evident that an increased sense of urgency, enhanced coordination among responder groups, and more efficient management of communication tools and information (intelligence) could have minimized losses brought about by the disaster (Moynihan, 2009).

Nature and extent of the disaster

Hurricane Katrina represented a significant natural calamity that caused human life and material loss. It marked the most devastating of natural catastrophes in the history of the U.S., wrecking no less than ninety thousand square miles of the nation -- an area equal to UK's size. A powerful storm surge destroyed the coastal regions of Mississippi, leaving thousands…… [Read More]

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Roosevelt S New Deal and Its Impact on the Great Depression

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Great Depression and the New Deal

The Great Depression

The Great Depression was caused by the stock market crash of 1929. The 1920s had been a roaring good time for Americans: credit was easy and investments were going up. In the 1920s, it was known as the Installment Plan -- and "enjoy while you pay" was a popular expression used to lure buyers into the market who could not otherwise afford to be consumers. Credit was used for everything -- including stock. However, when credit expands in the form of shoddy loans, a credit bubble is created. The bubble, in this case, popped in 1929 when the market realized no more credit was going to be pumped in as a result of too many loans to undeserving customers were being made (i.e., customers who could not pay them back). With the market correction came the margin calls and accounts had…… [Read More]