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1.Nursing Paper

The Assignment: (2-page Comparison Grid and 1-page Fact Sheet)
 Part 1: Agenda Comparison Grid (2pg)

Based on the presidential administrations you are comparing, complete the Agenda Comparison Grid. Be sure to address the following:

Identify and provide a brief description of the healthcare issue you selected.
Identify which administrative agency would most likely be responsible for helping you address the healthcare issue you selected.
How does the healthcare issue get on the agenda and how does it stay there?
Who was the entrepreneur/champion/sponsor of the healthcare issue you selected?

Part 2: Fact Sheet or Talking Points Brief

Based on your Agenda Comparison Grid for the healthcare issue you selected, develop a 1-page Fact Sheet or Talking Points Brief that you could use to communicate with a policymaker/legislator or a member of their staff for this healthcare issue. Be sure to address the following:

Summarize why this healthcare issue is important and should be included in the agenda for legislation.
Justify the role of the nurse in agenda setting for healthcare issues. 

2. Seminar in Composition- Film Essay


At the end of bell hooks’ essay “Eating the Other” she stresses the importance of refraining from “accept[ing] these new images uncritically.” The “new images” to which she refers are culled from an assortment of cultural images from early 1990’s (when hooks was writing) expressing some sort of desire for/or toward the Other. It is important to note that hooks is not advocating for a kneejerk disapproval and condemnation of such images; she is asking us to consider these images carefully by bringing any overlooked social context “out into the open” in an effort to better understand “our politics [and] our understanding of difference” (380).

In this essay, we will consider an array of cultural images of the Other from our own time, roughly 27 years after hook’s essay. (I will explain where these images can come from in the options below.) These images may—like those hooks looks at—express desire, but they may just as easily express distrust, love, anger, veneration, or some combination of many other complicated feelings.  You will try to answer the questions like the following: What do these images express in regard to race or the Other? What assumptions about identity are implicit in these images and that we may overlook? How do I relate to these images? What do these images exemplify about larger social, cultural or political trends?


  • You will need to position your critical project in relation to “Eating the Other” and hook’s essay.  You may be expanding or contrasting hook’s points, but either way, you need to define your project as picking up where she left off 27 years ago.  She can also help provide a way to analyze the images you are now looking at.
  • You must look at least two images/examples (preferably no more than three). There are two different options as to where these images can come from:

Option 1: Some combination of a) Jordan Peel’s Get Out (2016), b) an artists’ work featured in the Carnegie International exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art, c) a relatively recent advertisement (e.g. a print ad in a magazine, sponsored instagram story, a television commercial, etc).

Option 2: Any works from the exhibition “Familiar Boundaries. Infinite Possibilities” on now at the August Wilson Center.  (Free! Open Wed, Thu 11am-6pm—Fri, Sat 11am-8pm—Sun 11am-5pm.)


  • As I see it, you might choose to organize your essay around how the images you are looking at facilitate a deeper consideration of hooks’ essay. However, you could also choose to organize your essay around how hooks’ points help you interrogate these images. Both are valid strategies.
  • It is okay to indulge in uncertainty and openly suggest ideas without buying into them. You can also set up big questions without coming to definitive conclusions. 
  • If you engage with Get Out, don’t (exclusively) talk about the movie as a whole.  Look at an image, moment, or individual scene from the film that expresses something in particular. (I would also suggest something other than what we talked about in class, to develop your own ideas.)
  • Also, regarding Get Out, you do not need to provide a detailed recap of the film. Only include details that are relevant to your essay not a full plot summary. Imagine your audience as an educated person that may not have seen the film, but knows the type.
  • For any other images or artworks you engage with, you will need to provide enough context and description for your reader to follow along.

Skills to Keep in Mind

  • Working with multiple “texts;” bringing them together in a clear and concise manner.
  • Using our own experience as evidence.
  • Assembling evidence and analysis to build up to a place where you can reflect on larger questions to suggest more relatable ideas.
  • Representing others’ ideas efficiently and honestly in your own writing.

Further Requirements

  • Your essay needs to be longer than 1400 words (and preferably no longer than 1800).
  • You will need to work with hook’s essay to some extent. The amount of engagement is up to you.
  • Save your essay as a Word file, put your name in the filename, and submit through course web.
  • Include page numbers and a title on your submission.
  • Your paper’s title should be specific enough to provide a sense of direction to your reader. In the humanities scholarship titles are often very long and descriptive because readers usually want to know what they are getting into ahead of time. 
    • Bad Title: “the Other
    • Better: “Eating the Other and Get Out”
    • Still Better Title: “Eating Ourselves: Self-Representations of the Other in Jordan Peele’s Get Out
  • If you paraphrase an idea from somewhere else without attribution, you are plagiarizing. You can use footnotes or endnotes if you want. You can use any typical citation style.  I like Chicago, but MLA and APA are also fine.

3. Personality And The Psychoanalytic Perspective Worksheet

Answer the following questions using the text, the University Library, the Internet, and other appropriate resources. Your responses should be 175 to 260 words each.

 1. How would you describe personality to a person who has no knowledge of the field of personality psychology? 

2. What are some key personality features that define you? 

3. Are your personality features consistent, or do they change according to the situation? 

4. What are the main tenets of the psychoanalytic perspective of personality? What do all psychoanalytic theories have in common?

Significant differences between the two (90 words minimum)

 Freud and Jung

4. Essay

Choose 1 of the 5 following essay questions and answer as thoroughly as possible. Your essay should show a command of the material as well as demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills. Essays should be well thought out and clear in their structure and be between 2 to 3 pages in length, double spaced, size 12 Times New Roman.

  1. How did concepts of religious freedom vary in the New England, Chesapeake, and Middle colonies? How do these differing concepts of “religious freedom” square with our understanding of this issue today?
  2. Why did the Chesapeake Colonies and Carolina come to rely heavily on Slavery as a form of Labor? What are the economic, as well as political dividends that slavery offered versus Indentured servitude? Why wasn’t slavery as widespread in New England and the Middle colonies as it was in the Southern colonies?
  3. How did contact with Europeans dramatically alter the lives of Native Americans? How did contact with Native Americans alter the lives of Europeans?
  4. What changes in European society during the late Middle Ages encouraged European exploration? What justification was given for enslaving and conquering Native peoples and lands?
  5. How did Mercantilist Policies, such as the Navigation Acts, lead to the creation of a sense of “British” identity during the 18th century? Why did the English Colonies in North America grow, both in population and economically, much faster than their French and Spanish counterparts?

5. Psychology Homework

I am black based on that info answer the following questions.

What is the history of your family in the United States? What hardships did your family experience when coming to the United States? What were the conditions of your familys ancestral homeland before they arrived?

6. Discussion: Can An Argument Really Be Any Text?

After reading pp. 3-5 in Everything’s An Argument, complete the “Respond” activity on p. 6:

Can an argument really be any text that expresses a point of view? What kinds of arguments–if any–might be made by the following items?

a Boston Red Sox cap

a Livestrong bracelet

the “explicit lyrics” label on a best-selling rap CD

the health warnings on a package of cigarettes

a Tesla Model S electric car

a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses

For your original post list what kind of arguments could be made about each of the items. For your response to another student, review the arguments that he or she came up with? Do you agree or disagree? Was there anything that he or she missed? Can you think of at least one different argument that could be made by one of the items?

7. Company Assessment


Conduct an interview with an employee (preferably a supervisor or manager) at your current job or a previous job. If you have no prior work experience, you may interview a family member or friend who is currently employed.  You have just been promoted to the manager of your department and have been asked to review the following:

  • Value of a team environment: Is the company operating with a team structure?  How effective is the team structure?  How could the company improve the effectiveness of the team environment?  If there is no team structure currently in place, how should one be implemented? 
  • Job satisfaction of the employees: Are the employees satisfied or is there a lot of complaining, absenteeism, and turnover?  What could the company be doing to improve job satisfaction?
  • How does the company currently communicate with their employees regarding company changes?  Do they rely on technology for their announcements?  Is this an effective method of communication?
  • Efforts made to motivate your employees: What is being done to motivate the employees? Do employees get regular pay raises?   Is there a rewards program?  Are they being recognized for their accomplishments?  Name at least three things the company could be doing to motivate their employees.
  • Assistance offered in helping your employees to deal with stress management: Are the employees given any tools to deal with stress management?  Does the company have access to mental health counselors?  Are employees given permission to take any mental health days?  What could the company be doing to help employees deal with their employees’ stress?

Prepare a 4-6 page report that includes an overall assessment of how each of the above is currently being handled and how you would change the system.  Be sure to provide examples and be specific in your reasoning behind your suggested changes.  Utilize at least three scholarly resources in your report (one of which may be your text book). This report must include:

  • Executive Summary
  • Analyze and explain what is being done in the five areas described above (team, job satisfaction,  communication, motivation, and stress management) in the company.
  • Write recommendations for what they could be doing better in all five areas
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: List of questions asked in interview

The paper must be well organized using headings and subheadings. 

The written report must be in APA format, have proper punctuation and grammar, as well as free of typographical error. 

All materials used must be cited correctly and listed on a reference page.

Possibly use security positions

8. Discussion

Reflect on the different tasks and roles you learned about in this course. Identify at least (two) 2 skills you would need to be a project manager and discuss what you can do to develop those skills. Lastly, identify and discuss at least one (1) other career you think you would be interested in related to project management. 

9. Maximizing Small Living Spaces

Curatorial theme: ‘Maximizing Small Living Spaces’ 

Part One – Case Study of ‘Nakagin Capsule Tower’ by Kisho Kurokawa:

• Short write up of Japan

o Tokyo, Japan housing crisis. Like why housing in japan is built so small? And link with this case-study.

• Short write up of the project

• Explain design concept ideas process to the final stage using image of (Diagrams, Sketches, Photos or floorplan…etc) with writing captions according to MLA. 

• Ergonomics of interior space of the capsule

• Conclusion + Analysis of project

Part Two – Summarize: 

• Write 500-700 words. Your writing must demonstrate your understanding about the ideas behind the projects and how those ideas translate spatially into the final sketches/ plans/ designs, as well as their connections to the overall curatorial theme.

• Can support with images and caption them according to MLA. (Can use from the Part One – Case Stud

10. Final Project Report

Prepare an 8-10–page report in Word. This report should include a project history of your recent Trillo Apparel Company District 4 Production Warehouse Move experience over the last five weeks.

Your final report should include the following sections:

  • Executive Summary
  • Project Performance and Status Report
  • Organizational Structure
  • Project and Administrative Teams
  • Project Risk and Change Management
  • Project Management Techniques Employed
  • Conclusion

Include appropriate reports from your final project plans to corroborate your overall report. You may also use diagrams, charts, and other visual aids to make your report more effective. Assume that the report will be presented to the Board of Directors of Trillo Apparel Company. Your report should be done in the APA style.

In addition to the report, prepare an 7-9–slide PowerPoint presentation that summarizes key aspects from the report.

11. Criminology

Both Social Learning Theory (Akers) and General Strain Theory were responses to perceived deficiencies in Differential Association Theory and traditional Strain Theories respectively. Which revision was more successful?  Please clearly state the criteria on which you are basing your analysis.  You then need to compare the two theories on those criteria providing supportive evidence for your argument. The essay will be evaluated in terms of 1) your knowledge of all four theories (the two which social learning and general strain theory responded to and of course social learning and general strain theory) and the research on them (60%), your ability use the criteria in evaluating the two theories (25%), and your essay being well organized and free of editorial issues such as spelling and grammar (15%). 

12. Discussion

Each stakeholder in the selection process – line managers, coworkers, and applicants – has distinctly different needs, desires, and goals for selection.  Discuss whether each stakeholder’s needs, desires, and goals for selection should be equally weighted.  Explain why or why not giving specific examples to support your response. Refer to Chapter 3 for information on the selection process. 

13. Corporal Punishment: What Are The Goods And Bads About Corporal Punishment?

By 11:59pm, on the day their video presentation is due, every student will be required to turn in via Blackboard a reference page, and a 2 page summary of the assigned article and description of what they learned from the research, and feedback on the article. 

  • Each      assignment must be typed 2 pages in length and in 12 pt font, 1.5 line      space, and 1 inch margins.

· Internet/ computer search should be conducted to find 1 additional article from a peer-reviewed scientific journal that should be used to help you expand on the information discussed in the assigned article. For example, if the article discussed parenting styles then you would find an additional article that also involved research conducted on parenting styles. You should incorporate the additional information as a way to explore the topic in further depth. All references must be listed in APA format for both in-text citations and in a reference page that should be included with your paper.

·  Although students should work collaboratively on their presentations, all students should write their own paper (not a group effort). Also, you must find your own second article and will not earn higher than a “D” on your paper if you use the same second article used in your presentation. 

· Late papers will be deducted 5 points for the first day late and then 10 points will be deducted for each additional day late. No papers will be accepted after one week from its original due date. 

· The bulk of your paper should be centered around summarizing the assigned article and expanding on the article topic with your additional references.

o When summarizing the article in your paper, the following should be included:

· Identify and summarize the argument presented in the article.

· Indicate any author bias and point out unsubstantiated assumptions.

· Evaluate the reliability and research methods of the work (when appropriate).

· Outline new connections and/or ideas that are made.

· Outline the author’s conclusions and evaluate whether they are justified by the results provided.

· At the end of the article, in 1-2 paragraphs, is where you should discuss what you learned from conducting your research, and your personal opinion of the article. Also, briefly describe how you felt about discussing this article with your community members and their opinions on the topic. 

· Prior to turning in your paper, please review it to ensure you have used correct spelling and grammar and that your writing reflects college writing skills. 

14. Cybercrime

The senior leadership of your organization is preparing for its annual three day meeting. During these meetings, one day is devoted to current events / issues which the company finds itself needing to address. For this year’s meeting, you have been asked to give a presentation on Cybercrime as a strategic threat to the organization.

To prepare for your presentation, you should find a recent news report or law enforcement press release about a specific instance of a cybercrime which impacted the financial services industry (or customers). Analyze the report / press release and then write a background paper containing your analysis and findings.

In your background paper, include a summary of the report or press release that addresses the crime, the perpetrator, motive (if known), methods, the victim(s), the object of the crime (systems, data, networks, etc.), and the outcome of the investigation / prosecution.  (Who did what to whom? What happened?)

Should the company take actions or develop strategies to protect itself from similar crimes? What are your recommendations in this regard?

Post your 5 to 7 paragraph background paper as a reply to this topic. Remember to cite your sources and include a reference list at the end of your posting.

15. Sustainable

Gain a better understanding of the term “luxury sustainable brand”.

Include one external resources for each of the retailers (i.e. three in total, one

per each retailer).

brand selecte: Eileen Fisher (5 sentences

16. Theater

Watch the following TED talk and then provide at least one current day reference to Shakespeare that is different from those your classmates have posted. These can include contemporary songs which allude to Shakespearean plays, movies that are “remakes” of Shakespearian stories, TV shows or really any media that is contemporary. Why do you think we are still making references to and using ideas Shakespeare introduced hundreds of years ago?

One page: USE APA style, at least 3 references

17. Choose Opportunity And Your Perception Of The Best Opportunity

As you continue in your preparation for the Key Assignment, you must use SAS® OnDemand tools to complete the assignments. Your boss has asked you to present a recommendation in the form of a graphical presentation with supporting data that the company has gathered from last year. You must demonstrate that your recommendation is viable because it is data-based and analyzed and that you have enlisted the appropriate members of your department to contribute to the project. For this individual assignment, you will write a 500-word memorandum describing your plan. You must employ your analysis skills to demonstrate your understanding of the relationship between data, information, and knowledge. You must have already registered in SAS OnDemand to access the learning resources and the SAS tools. You will use SAS resources to learn the concepts using practical examples, exercises, and assignments. Complete the following steps:Log on to SAS OnDemand.  Access SAS OnDemand Support, where you will review some of the SAS online data and an SAS dashboard of various graphs and associated data. Review the data and the dashboard. In your memorandum, discuss what you observe in the business dashboard and what the association of related data might be (though the dataset is not provided). The following is the shortcut link to that sample marketing research dashboard and data in SAS OnDemand: Prepare a memorandum discussing how you would report the findings in Dashboard 26133 in the sample. The dashboard is similar to one that might be used to help a retailer when making business decisions.  Analyze and discuss the data makeup for the 3 sections of the Sample 26133 dashboard: Visitors, Products, and Referral Sites. Analyze and discuss the following:  Dates and/or date range for the sections in the sample 26133 dashboard  The data that were tracked in the sections of the dashboard  Provide concluding observations  Discuss the specifics of the top 10 products you would suggest as a result of the knowledge gained from the dashboard. Your response must be in the form of an MS Word document (500 words). You should also include a copy of the 26133 dashboard and highlight sections as you are explaining the dashboard in your report. Be sure to include your references. Submit the assignment into the assignment folder. 

18. English Homework

2 Page paper taking the position that it is morally wrong to eat meat

Submit your paper here. IT SHOULD BE A MICROSOFT WORD DOCUMENT. Minimum of two pages (double-spaced). Because it is a brief paper, you don’t need to present counter-argument. Simply make the argument and use at least two outside sources to provide evidence. Follow MLA format, including in-text citations and a Works Cited page. 

Research other sources who support John Robbins’ position that it is immoral to eat animals. 

Watch video “John Robbins: Is it Wrong to Eat Animals?” you can include the Robbins’ video as one of your sources)

19. Employee Labor Unions

Why do employees join labor unions? Did you ever belong to a labor union? If you did, do you think union membership benefited you? If you did not, do you think a union would have benefited you? Why or why not?

20. Shinto Presentation

Over the last five weeks, you have learned about different religions, their origins, and important facts about each. 

Create an 8- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation to summarize the key ideas of the Shinto religion. 

Include the following in your presentation: 

  • A brief overview of important historical events in the Shinto religion
  • A description of the origins and rituals of Shinto
  • The role of the Shinto religion in Japanese society today 

Include citations throughout your presentation and a references slide at the end. Format your citations according to APA guidelines. You may find helpful resources for completing your assignment in the Center for Writing Excellence in the University Library. 

Present your presentation. 

21. Animal Psych

This assignment is worth 15% of your final grade. 

Use the online PSYC 372 Research Guide to help you with this assignment. This guide will help you:

22. History

A word about the Case Studies: For each response, answer the question posed by incorporating quotes from the relevant primary source readings.   Reading first-hand accounts by the people who lived the history we are studying completes the image, giving you insight impossible to gain otherwise.  

Also, keep in mind this checklist for your primary source case studies. 

  • Use direct quotes!
  • Use historical vocabulary
  • Use info from other sources, but do not forget to use direct quotes from the primary sources. 
  • Include a works cited page. 
  • Use MLA style. 
  • Spelling, punctuation, and word choice DO matter. Avoid being vague or superficial. 
  • Use the correct names for historical figures.  Some go by one name only; Napoleon, for example. Monarchs are referred to by their “state” name; for example, Queen Victoria, King George III, etc.  Ordinary people are referred to by their first and last name in the first reference; after this initial reference, refer to historical figures by their last name, not their first name. 

Case Study 2: Defining Genocide in the modern era 

Due by midnight March 11

Your required viewing for this case involves the documentary Genocide: Worse than War. ( also read:

Answer this question: Explain, using specific examples from the film and from the primary sources (maps count as a primary source, by the way), how and why the Bosnian genocide was a natural consequence of the post-WWII polarization of Europe

23. Marketing Approaches You Would Use To Target Potential Patients And Health Care Insurance Companies

write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

There are very few industries that have the unique economic factor in which the majority of its revenue does not come directly from the customer, but from a third party. This unique economic factor is usually referred to as a private health care insurance company. Third party payers are the commercial, governmental, and health care maintenance insurance companies that help providers manage its patient’s accounts. With the change in focus toward the patient as consumer and increasing number of health plans that are high deductible, patients are becoming more involved in deciding where they go for their healthcare needs.

To increase referrals, Krona is beginning to develop a new marketing campaign to target a new patient mix and increase revenues, something that you discussed in your last Individual Project. You have been asked by the chief financial officer (CFO) to collaborate with the marketing director and discuss the importance of having advertising materials for both the health insurance companies and the patients who receive the health care services. 

  • List 3 marketing approaches you would use to target potential patients and health care insurance companies. 
  • Explain what factors you used in choosing your specific marketing strategies and the purpose of each selection.. 
  • How should the hospital market their commitment to patients while considering valued based programs, accountable care organizations and bundled payments? 

    Some marketing strategies may include the following: 

    o Social Media
    o Television/Radio
    o Telemarketing
    o Direct Marketing to customers and referrals

24. Social Work Word Essay For Politics And Social Issues Course

Social work course Politics and Social Issues. 600 words. 3 Sources one must be from the text Readings for Diversity and Social Justice 4th Edition.

Please write a letter to a local, state, or federal administrator or leader who has the ability to influence a pattern of oppression or inequality that exists in your home community. You don’t need to provide your return address for the assignment, but you need to include it if you decide to send your letter. At the top of your letter, include the name and mailing address of the person you could contact regarding the local issue of your choice. Then, write a letter including the following:

Part 1: introduce yourself and explain the problem of oppression or inequality as you perceive it in your home community;

Part 2: explain the relevant history of the problem;

Part 3: explain concepts and theories from the text related to the problem; and,

Part 4: propose possible solutions and explain the role you expect this person to play in implementing the suggested solutions.

Your letter should have a professional tone and look. Excluding the references, your letter should be at least 600 words.  Please make sure to cite the sources you’re using in text, with a list of references at the end of your letter.  

Performance Indicators

Excellent (A)

Very Good (B)

Average (C)

Minimal (D)

Unacceptable (F)



Letter directly, in depth and comprehensively address the questions; empirical and theoretical information is accurate and applicable; the answer shows consistent and systematic analysis; sources used are appropriately cited; the answers are edited for spelling and grammar.An (A) level quiz answers go above and beyond the minimum requirements in regards to depth and/or scope of analysis.

Letter lacks at least one of the qualities listed in category Excellent (A), but is of very good quality.

Letter lacks two or three of the required qualities listed in column Excellent (A). Answers which are based upon personal opinion or personal experience often fall into this category.

Letter provides minimal and unsubstantiated responses to the questions asked.

Student has not attempted to answer any questions; answers are superficial and don’t meet any of the outlined criteria.

25. Computer Security

Use the Web to search for examples of hacks that made the news.

Write a brief description of the attack indicating what type of hack was involved. 

26. Healthcare Nursing

Name of the patient: Mrs. Linde

Age: 76 years

Gender: Female

Clinical Scenario

Mrs. Linde was a patient who was admitted to a surgical unit at Ocala Regional Medical Center where I worked as a nurse. While attending to her, I realized that she as well as most of the patients in my surgical unit developed a high level of acuity that could easily result into severe cardiac arrest and sudden death. Mrs. Linde was therefore transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) following her critical condition. I decided to talk to my Nurse Manager about rapid response team and how it can be helpful in reducing increasing cases of the contraction of cardiac arrest by the in-patients and unexpected admissions to the ICU. I believed this could be of great help to the hospital. Researchable and answerable is a significant step in the Evidence Based Practice (Fineout-Overholt and Johnston, 2005). Therefore, my manger suggested that I conduct more research to find solid evidence on the contribution of rapid response team in healthcare system. This prompted me to formulate a clinical question.

Research Question

I used PICOT (Patient’s population, issue of Interest, Comparison, Outcome and Time) format to formulate a research question. My PICOT question was derived from the prevailing aspects of the clinical issue at my surgical unit. These aspects include the increased level of acuity among the hospitalized patients in the surgical unit, increased number of in-patients contracting cardiac arrest, unexpected admissions into the ICU, and the intervention by the rapid response team. Since there was no team to provide rapid response to such patients and the hospital was not planning to address the issue of patient’s acuity prior to the impending crisis, element of the comparison (C component) in the PICOT was lack of rapid response team.  The outcomes or the results in the question were constant admission into the ICU and in-patients contracting cardiac arrest.  Other possible outcomes included prolonged hospitalization and deaths. My proposed picot question therefore was; “Among the adult in-patients in the surgical unit, how does the presence of a rapid response team compared with the absence of rapid response team influence the cases of cardiac arrests among the hospitalized patients and the unexpected admissions to the intensive care unit for patients hospitalized for three months? In this question, the components of PICOT include

·         Patient Population (P) – the adult in-patients

·         Issue of Interest (I) – the presence of a rapid response team

·         Comparison(C) – the absence of rapid response team

·         Outcome (O) – influence the cases of cardiac arrests among the hospitalized patients and the unexpected admissions to the intensive care unit for patients

·         Time (T) – hospitalized for three months

Literature Review

            According to Stillwell et al. Evidence-Based Practice involves solving a problem in the health care delivery system by integrating the available evidences from the data of the patients and studies with the expertise of medical practitioners and values. From the above scenario, it is clear that various aspects affect personal experiences of patients throughout their stay in the hospital. Additionally, social aspects may influence and surpass curative variables without necessarily involving antiretroviral measures. However, Melnyk et al. 2009 suggests that it is important for nurses and medical practitioners to understand that the formulated question influences any attempt to find evidence to achieve a desirable outcome in patients so as to support a practical change.  It is also evident from the previous studies that Rapid Response Teams are the best weapon to curb cardiac arrests since they evaluate the patients at an early stage of the disease thus reducing mortality rate (Dacey et al. 2007). Another study also pointed that while therapeutic interventions have been successfully administered to the patients, such interventions may not be helpful for long-term health care processes (Cheng, 2011).


 Dacey MJ, et al. The effect of a rapid response team on major clinical outcome measures in a community hospital. Crit Care Med 2007;35(9):2076-82


            Background: Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) assess patients during early phases of deterioration to reduce patient morbidity and mortality. Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the ability of earlier medical intervention by an RRT prompted by clinical instability in patients to reduce the incidence of and mortality from unexpected cardiac arrest at our hospital. Patients and Methods: A nonrandomized, population-based study before 2008 and after 2010 introduction of the Rapid Response Teams in a 300-bed private hospital. All patients were admitted to the hospital in 2008 (n = 25348) and 2010 (n = 28024). RRT (One doctor, one senior intensive care nurse and one staff nurse) attended to clinically unstable patients immediately with resuscitation drugs, fluid, and equipment. Response was activated by the bedside nurse or doctor according to predefined criteria. Main outcome measures were incidence and outcome of unexpected cardiac arrest. Results: The incidence of unexpected cardiac arrest was 17 per 1000 hospital admissions (431 cases) in 2008 (before RRT intervention) and 12.45 per 1000 admissions (349 cases) in 2010 (after intervention), with mortality being 73.23% (274 patients) and 66.15% (231 patients) respectively. After adjustment for case mix the intervention was associated with a 19% reduction in the incidence of unexpected cardiac arrest (odds ratio 0.81, 95% confidence interval 0.65-0.98). Conclusions: The RRT was able to detect preventable adverse events and reduce the mortality and incidence of unexpected cardiac arrests

Stillwell SB et al, Evidence-based practice, step by step: asking the clinical question: a key step in evidence-based practice. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. 


            The purpose of this series is to give nurses the knowledge and skills they need to implement EBP consistently, one step at a time. Articles will appear every two months to allow you time to incorporate information as you work toward implementing EBP at your institution. Also, we’ve scheduled “Ask the Authors” call-ins every few months to provide a direct line to the experts to help you resolve questions. Details about how to participate in the next call will be published with May’s Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step

 Melnyk BM, et al. Igniting a spirit of inquiry: an essential foundation for evidence-based practice. Am J Nurs2009;109(11):49-52


            This is the third article in a series from the Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation’s Center for the Advancement of Evidence-Based Practice. Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a problem-solving approach to the delivery of health care that integrates the best evidence from studies and patient care data with clinician expertise and patient preferences and values. When delivered in a context of caring and in a supportive organizational culture, the highest quality of care and best patient outcomes can be achieved.


Cheng, H. Y. Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM): What t Long -Term Care Providers Need to Know


            Evidence-based medicine (EBM) has been exponentially disseminated to every field of medicine over past 2 decades.1–7 EBM is now a part of postgraduate competency through practice-based learning.8 However, its potential use in the long-term care setting was only recently appreciated in the literature.1,9,10 EBM may play an important role in reforming nursing homes and improving quality care.1–5,9,10 The simple search term “EBM,” limited to English and human in Medline, generated 49,304 citations, which narrowed to only 173 when “nursing homes” was added, indicating that EBP is not rare and is being implemented in long-term care. It has been a great effort that each article in this special issue presents evidence-based recommendations to long-term care providers to guide their daily practice. In contrast to the evidence-based approach to individual geriatric conditions addressed in the other articles in this issue, this article briefly introduces the basic concept of EBM; addresses some potential benefits, harms, and challenges of its practice in a long-term care setting; and promotes its appropriate use among providers of long-term care. For those who already know the EBM basics and are interested in becoming experts, several textbooks on EBM are recommended.11–13 Attending an EBM workshop, such as one run by McMaster University,14 could also be helpful. Many Internet resources are also useful, including PIER: The Physicians’ Information and Education Resource (, Clinical Evidence.

27. Business, General

Watch the following video and answer these questions:

1. Do you agree with the video?  Why or why not?

2.  What are some things you would do as an Athletic Director, Conference Commissioner or the NCAA to put in safeguards for student-athletes?

Make sure it is one page, double-spaced.

28. Capital Financing


Does financial innovation in health care improve productivity and  consumer welfare the way technological innovation does? Why or why not?

29. Healthcare and Macroeconomics


Which of the factors given below is more important in determining how much to spend on medical care:

  • How sick people are.
  • How much money is available.

Who should be determining which factor is more important? Why?

30. Planning an Organization’s Staffing Needs



Write a 2–3 page memo analyzing a U.S. state of your choice as a possible location for a new manufacturing plant.


The following is one way to estimate the number of sales representatives needed next year:
* If the current number of sales representatives is 300, and the expected sales increase is 15 percent, then 300*.15 = 45 additional sales representatives, or a total of 345 are needed.
* If you factor in the estimated number of current sales representatives retiring (5 reps) and the estimated voluntary turnover rate (300*.10 = 30 reps), then you can add together 45 + 5 + 30 to estimate 80 total sales representatives.
* However, if 80 sales representatives go through the training, and 5 percent do not complete it, then an additional 4 sales representatives will need to be hired (80*.05 = 4).
* The total number of new sales representatives to hire is 84 (80 = 4).

Note: There are several places where you can do your estimations, and by using different assumptions you could produce slightly different results; however, the number of sales representatives to be hired should be very close to this example. Use this approach in this assessment.

Questions to Consider

To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community.

To what extent do trends affecting workforce planning (such as increasingly diverse populations, aging workers, uneven geographic growth, and changing governmental economic policies) impact an organization’s ability to forecast its workforce needs?


To prepare for this assessment, complete the following:

* Read Chapters 1 and 2 of Arthur’s Recruiting, Interviewing, Selecting, and Orienting New Employees e-book, linked in the Resources.
* Browse’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, linked in the Resources.
* Read the scenario below.

CapraTek, a fictitious technology company, has a long history as a leader in the design and manufacture of computer server components and continues to provide innovative solutions to industry needs. They are currently leveraging this culture of innovation to expand into emerging wireless technologies. As part of that diversification, CapraTek is developing advanced smart-home technology.

Last month, CapraTek announced that it will begin developing a wireless system providing seamless integration of newer home electronics and appliances capable of being controlled electronically. Security, heating and cooling, lights, locks, telephone, home entertainment, computers, and gaming devices all controlled through a single wireless device and a simple Web-based interface—”It’s better than a butler, it’s Alfred!” Alfred! will be produced in a new manufacturing facility currently in the planning phase. Groundbreaking on the new facility is planned within the next six months with full operations to be accomplished in three phases over the next two years. Distribution of the Alfred! device and components will be through existing distributors and retail outlets.

As part of the human resources team, you have been asked to support locating and staffing this new manufacturing facility in order to meet CapraTek’s strategic growth needs. The plan is for Phase 1 to be needed in one year and Phases 2 and 3 at one-year intervals after that. Here is some data you have uncovered when looking at similar CapraTek facilities opened within the past five years:

Phase 1 = 140 production employees.
Phase 2 = An additional 80 production employees.
Phase 3 = An additional 120 production employees.

CapraTek’s facilities management has informed you that the initial training will take place on-site, and staff from other CapraTek locations will conduct the training over approximately a six-week period. Past experiences suggest that only one in five employees interviewed will be both qualified and willing to accept the job, and 20 percent of those hired will not complete the training.


Select a U.S. state to analyze as a possible location that will support CapraTek’s hiring projections for the new facility. (Normally, this duty is not an HR function.) Using the described CapraTek hiring scenario, write a 2–3 page memo to CapraTek’s VP of operations in which you include the following:

* Identify the number of production employees to recruit and hire. Note: This is to include the number of applicants needed to meet Phases 1, 2, and 3 as well as the number of hirings needed to meet production of the new product.
* Describe how employment and demographic trends for your selected state impact CapraTek’s future workforce planning.
* Assess elements of CapraTek’s workplace culture that could be developed for it to become an employer of choice. Include at least three elements, and support your answer from readings and other credible sources.


Arthur, D. (2012). Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, and orienting new employees (5th ed.). New York, NY: AMACOM.
Chapters 1–2. (n.d.). 100 best companies to work for. Retrieved from

31.  qso 620 week 10 discuss


10-1 Discussion: Changes Needed in Six Sigm

Read this article about Lean Six Sigma for the twenty-first century. Review the “What needs to change in Lean Six Sigma” column in Tables 1 through 5. Do you agree with the authors’ suggested changes? Discuss why or why not.

To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document

 10-2 Blog: Reflective Summary

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You have been investigating and reflecting upon Six Sigma quality management issues throughout the course in the weekly class blog. Summarize what you have learned in this course about quality management. Begin by reading all of your posts and comments. Critically analyze your assignment like you are reviewing someone else’s work, and comment on any consistent themes, specific concerns, changed perspectives, elements of surprise, or valuable insights. Compose a short analysis and reflection of your posts. You can quote briefly from your own posts or refer to specific ideas from the readings and research covered in this course.

32. Classical v. Bureaucratic Modles


Compare and contrast the classical and the bureaucratic models of an organization. What values do they both rely on and why is this important for understanding government processes?

 Does the class think that the bureaucratic model will continue to have support as, the number of agencies and services the state provides continue to grow? Explain  

33. Unit 2 Discussion question 


The following summarizes the advice of one governor to his cabinet members as guidelines to give to their agency heads concerning the decisions they make: (1) stay within the budget, (2) avoid negative press coverage, and (3) abstain from actions that would start conflict between agencies. What if any directives or direction has the governor of your state provided to his/he cabinet secretaries that are consistent with or inconsistent with the admonitions listed above? Cite the sources which support your response including any policy statements, press conferences, press releases, newspaper articles or legislative commentaries. Hint: Online videos of press conferences are particularly informative.

34. Gender Inequality


Write a detailed annotated bibliography on gender inequality by consulting ten (10) scholarly sociology journals.

An annotated bibliography is an alphabetical (by author’s last name) list of references (on a specific topic) which is followed by an “annotation” or brief summary and review of each article. An annotation is typically 150-200 words in length and describes the content and focus of the article. It should outline the content relevant to your topic and indicate the quality and accuracy of the research reported. In essence, each entry should inform the reader about the topic of the article, its quality and its relevance to your topic. An annotation is NOT the abstract of an article. It is a brief summary and commentary of the information in the article.

This should be a review of articles in the field of sociology – articles in newspapers such as the New York Times are not appropriate for this assignment. Use sociology journals

35. Online Questions


  • The analysis of strategy in the case of Wal-mart 2003.
  • Stakeholder Theory of the Firm: Theory and Application
    • Describe the stakeholder theory for a RTE breakfast cereal firm. Who are the major external stakeholders? Who are the major internal stakeholders? 
    • Imagine you are the CEO of a ready-to-eat breakfast cereal company such as General Mills. Recent research has linked diabetes to an artificial sweetener that your company has been using for the last decade.  Please discuss the likely preference of each stakeholder group. Discuss how you will go about deciding whether to continue with the same artificial sweetener or to seek alternative yet more costly replacements.
  • External Analysis: Please describe Porter’s 5-Forces Model in the following order: Power of Suppliers, Power of Buyers, Substitutes, Barriers to Entry, and Price Rivalry from the perspective of Coke and Pepsi concentrate producers.
  • Internal Analysis: please list what resources and capabilities qualify as VRIO for the case of Wal-mart 2003? (20 points)
    • Please first describe the question of value, rarity, imitability, and organization.
    • Please list the resources and capabilities that you identify from Wal-mart under each of the question of VRIO model.
  • Internal Analysis: Please provide a Value-Chain analysis for the company of Coca-Cola.

(20 points)

  • Please summarize its company strategies with supporting activities at the corporate, business, and functional level.
  • Please state how the corporate level of strategy is connected to the business level. 

(20 points)

 (25 points, 5 points for each force)

  • For each force be sure to indicate if the power is HIGH, MODERATE or LOW.  
  • Please be sure to defend your assessment of each force with evidence.

 (15 points)

  • Please list the primary activities in value chain for a soft drink company such as Coco-Cola.
  • Please indicate whether those primary activities were conducted internally or outsourced. If outsourced (at certain times or in certain regions), please state the rationale behind such decision. 

36. State Farm Insurance Studies


State Farm Insurance studies show that in Colorado, 50% of the auto insurance claims submitted for property damage were submitted by males under 25 years of age.(b) What is the probability that seven or more claims are made by males under age 25? (Use 3 decimal places.)
Suppose 12 property damage claims involving automobiles are selected at random. (c) What is the expected number of claims made by males under age 25? What is the standard deviation of the r-probability distribution? (Use 2 decimal places.)

37. Week 2 Discussion


Students need to contribute eight substantive posts in this discussion by the due date indicated. The substantive posts can be any combination of responses and replies. Here are the topics!

Explain the action potential, including: What events happen to form an action potential? How does the action potential move down the axon? How does the action potential trigger the release of neurotransmitters at the synapse?

Why are neurotransmitters important for brain function? Describe how neurotransmitters function in the synapse and brain.

 38. Write the recurrence relation to compute the tim


Write the recurrence relation to compute the time taken by a Divide and Conquer algorithm to solve defective chessboard problem of size [2K ´ 2k, with k ³ 0]. Solve the recurrence relation using substitution method

39. Neuron Worksheet


In the space provided, explain the process a neuron undergoes when going from a resting potential to an action potential to the release of its neurotransmitters.

40. Climate Change a Threat that Requires Urgent Action?


Minimum 315 words

Read the two attached pages write a reaction page

1.State the various sides of an issue

 2) Present your position on the issue supported with a clear rationale based upon the readings and other credible sources

3) conclude your paper with a strong and compelling statement on your position.

It is important to incorporate an appreciation for social responsibility into the recommended busi
ness solution or decision

41. C++ programing: I need to use Binary Search Tree to implement smartphone’s feature that autocompletes words


need help completing my program.

I attached my requirements; So far this is the code that i have:

My Main:————————————————————-

#include <iostream>
#include <fstream>
#include <string>
#include <locale>
#include <cctype>
#include <algorithm>
#include <stdlib.h>
using namespace std;

void readFromFile(string &S, string filename);

int main(int argc, char *argv[])

string A;
    string filename1 = argv[1];
    string B;
    string filename2 = argv[2];
    int pre_fix_len =atoi(argv[3]);

void readFromFile(string &S, string filename)

string word;
    string buffer;
    ifstream ifile;;

     while (ifile >> word )
          //getline(ifile, buffer, ‘\n’)
            string Stemp;
            Stemp = word;
            S = S+Stemp;


//bst.cpp :

#include using namespace std;

#include “bst.h”

void BST::print_inorder(Tnode *cur){ if(cur == NULL) return; print_inorder(cur->left); cout << cur->value << ” “; print_inorder(cur->right); }//print_inorder

void BST::clean(Tnode *cur){ if(cur == NULL) return; clean(cur->left); clean(cur->right); delete cur; }//clean()

bool BST::insert(Tnode* cur, int val){ if(val < cur->value){ if(cur->left == NULL){ cur->left = new Tnode(val); return true; } else insert(cur->left, val); }//if else if(val > cur->value){ if(cur->right == NULL){ cur->right = new Tnode(val); return true; } else insert(cur->right, val); }//else if else{ return false;

} return true; }//insert()



#include using namespace std;

#include “tnode.h” #ifndef BST_H #define BST_H

class BST{ public: BST(): root(NULL) {}; ~BST(){ clean(root); root = NULL; };                bool insert(int val){                    if(root == NULL){                        root = new Tnode(val);                        return true;                    }else                        return insert(root, val);                    return true;                };                void print_inorder(){ print_inorder(root); cout << endl;                };        private:                bool insert(Tnode* cur, int val);                void print_inorder(Tnode *cur);                Tnode *root = NULL;                void clean(Tnode* cur); };



// tnode.h

#include #include #include using namespace std;

#ifndef TNODE_H #define TNODE_H

class Tnode{ public: Tnode(): left(NULL), right(NULL) {};                Tnode(string akey, string aval){                    key = akey;                    value.push_back(aval);                    height = 0;                    left = NULL;                    right = NULL;                }; string key;                vector value;                int height; Tnode* left; Tnode* right; };



testing files: text1.txt

bannana very serious verizon bank address verb serial anchor ancient bankruptcy ancestry addiction add


test file: acronym1.txt

ser anc ver ban add


test file: text3.txt

most best hello special please the better herb speed plagiarism bed thanks modern beautiful spell they bed plural heart spanish spark place beach movie long install football music red inspire food local love instagram loan internet multiple rent ready


test file: acronym3.txt

th be mo he sp pl mu re in lo fo



INPUT=  ./run text1.txt acronym1.txt 3


(add){address addiction add } (anc){anchor ancient ancestry } (ban){bannana bank bankruptcy } (ser){serious serial } (ver){very verizon verb }

1 0 2 0 1

serious serial anchor ancient ancestry very verizon verb bannana bank bankruptcy address addiction add



./run  text3.txt acronym3.txt 2


(be){best better bed beautiful bed beach } (fo){football food } (he){hello herb heart } (in){install inspire instagram internet } (lo){long local love loan } (mo){most modern movie } (mu){music multiple } (pl){please plagiarism plural place } (re){red rent ready } (sp){special speed spell spanish spark } (th){the thanks they }

3 0 2 0 1 4 0 1 0 2 0

the thanks they best better bed beautiful bed beach most modern movie hello herb heart special speed spell spanish spark please plagiarism plural place music multiple red rent ready install inspire instagram internet long local love loan football food

 42. Accounting Mini Test



Patrick works for McGill’s Computer Repair, owned and operated by Frank McGill. As a computer technician, Patrick has grown accustomed to friends and family members asking for assistance with their personal computers. In an effort to increase his income, Patrick started a personal computer repair business that he operates out of his home on a part-time basis, working evenings and weekends. Because Patrick is doing this “on the side” for friends and family, he does not want to charge as much as McGill’s charges its customers. When Frank McGill assigned Patrick the task of developing the budget for his department, Patrick increased the amount budgeted for computer parts. When the budget was approved, Patrick purchased as many parts as the budget allowed, even when they were not needed. He then took the extra parts home to use in his personal business in an effort to keep his costs down and profits up. So far, no one at McGill’s has asked about the parts expense because Patrick has not allowed the actual amount spent to exceed the budgeted amount.

1. Why would Patrick’s actions be considered fraudulent?

2. What can a company do to protect against this kind of business risk?

43. U.S. History Essay APA Format 1000 words



Did Thomas Jefferson live up to his own political ideals of less government and “strict constructionism” during his two terms in the presidency? Discuss whether he did or did not and cite specific examples as evidence. Some say Jefferson led a life of contradictions. When is it acceptable for a president to make a complete turnabout, or compromise, in the ideals they strongly define themselves by? Do you see any examples of this with modern-era presidents in our history? Explain

Minimum 1000 words, APA

44. Communications Essay


Bus 3505 – Term Assignment #2: Self-Cultural Identity Analysis 
For: N. Cotrupi 
Due Date: Wed. class – March 9, 2016 (Hard copy only) 
     Thursday class – March 10, 2016 (Hard copy only)
Penalty for Late Submissions: 25% off for each day late.
Value: 10% of term mark

In the first part of the course, Units 1 through 4, we have been learning about Culture, Identity, Ethnicity and other important foundational concepts in intercultural communication (ICC). One of the key messages of this course is that this knowledge of ICC will enhance our understanding of others and facilitate communication and interactions with them. It is also a precept of this approach that self-understanding is an essential part of this learning journey. This assignment will ask you to develop your self-understanding, including your understanding of the extent to which you reflect your dominant culture’s and/or ethnicity’s values, and to reflect on how this knowledge this may lead to improved communications and interactions with other individuals and cultures. 

The assignment will involve three steps:

1. Carry out the following 2 assessments and answer the associated questions in complete and correct sentences and using a separate section of your written report for each assessment, duly labelled. (Each report to be no more than one page per assessment.)
a. 4-Dimensional Values Inventory (DVI) Assessment and Questions  (find these documents under Unit 4 Learning Materials on BB)
b. 4.3 Assessing the Degree of Importance of Your Ethnic Identity and Bicultural Identity, found at p. 80 of the text (Note: replace “USA” with “Canada” and any discussions with classmates are optional and are not to form part of your report.)

2. Focusing on units 1 to 4 and the concepts and analytical tools and surveys provided in the text, select two additional techniques for assessing and deepening your understanding of your personal identity in relation to your dominant culture and/or ethnicity. Include the completed assessment tool (survey, questionnaire, etc.) noting the source/reference, as well as your summary report for each assessment tool. Each report should contain the following:
a. the reason/s why you chose this assessment tool,
b. your score/result and what it means (ie your analysis), and 
c. the implications of the results. 
(Note: replace “USA” with “Canada” and any discussions with classmates are optional and are not to be covered in your report).

Again use a discrete and labelled section of your submission for each assessment tool and report. Each assessment report should be no more than one page, in a reasonable font and double spaced. 

3. Provide a final section of your report (again 1 page, in correct paragraph format, etc.) in which you consolidate the results of your assessments and analysis by summarizing your conclusions about your identity in regards to your primary culture and/or ethnicity. You will also consider how this knowledge may lead you to improved communications and interactions with other individuals and other cultures. 

45. STORM Analysis


need  research done on this topic

“Welfare Policy Design in the USA” in this format: leave the headings in place, just fill it in under it. i need it by sunday the 13th at 2pm. it has to be 500 words

STORM Analysis:

What are the Societal, Technical, Organizational, Regulatory, and Market contexts of your research?

Research Questions/Hypotheses/Null Hypothesis:

Research Design:

What is your chosen research design for this research proposal?

Why have you chosen this design over another design?

Significance of the Study:

Why is this study important?

46. Financial Analysis


1. Choose a bank that struggled during the financial crisis of 2008. Suggestions include Bank of America, Citicorp, and Wells Fargo. 2. Click here to go to the Federal Reserve website, which is an excellent source for information on the monetary policy. 3. Obtain and submit (as a part of your assignment) their financial statements from 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2016. 4. Evaluate the liquidity (risk) over these 4 years. What happened to the bank’s liquidity before and after the financial crisis? Explain the causes of liquidity risk. 5. Review the monetary policy, as we have discussed in this unit. How did the monetary policy affect the bank’s liquidity after the financial crisis? 6. Create a visual representation (e.g., graphic, table, chart) of the liquidity risk of the bank you selected.

Your assignment should be a minimum of three pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages. You must use a minimum of three sources. All references should be cited and formatted in APA style.

47. Business and Management


Week 8 Final Project – Strategic Assessment Project (PowerPoint presentation plus References page)

Goal: Develop and present via PowerPoint a strategic plan for your organization, integrating various concepts, components and processes presented throughout this course.  Submit the presentation (ppt or pptx) along with a References page (.doc) that verifies sources used.

Introduction: Managers who want to improve the effectiveness of the future outcomes of their organization employ strategic planning. In a 20-25-slide PowerPoint presentation, present a strategic plan for your organization, accompanied by a References-only page as a Word.doc that contains the minimum 10 sources used in the development of the presentation. Your presentation may be a re-developed plan based on the plan your organization already uses. If you are in the military, you may elect to choose a company where you previously worked, or select a company that is not detailed in the text in this course, or in any of the materials used thus far in the course. In any case, you will need to begin by providing a brief history of the company, and then delve into the process detailed more fully below, and which draw from various elements contained in our textbook. Accompany your writing with a minimum five scholarly journal articles that support the assertions made in your strategic plan. You will also need to use at least five other sources—books, magazines, websites, and even interviews—to augment your data support for the presentation.

Your strategic plan should address [Suggested number of PPT slides in brackets]:

The Name of the Company/Firm  [1 PPT slide]

Brief History of the Company (or Organization), its Mission and Vision [2-3 PPT slides]

Organizational Analysis [5-6 PPT slides] : This section will present your identification of the firm’s strengths and weaknesses, which emanate from your value chain and functional analyses. There is a maximum of five strengths and five weaknesses and your presentation of them should be prioritized. Exhibits are effective tools to provide strong support for each strength and weakness. Please be as specific as possible and quantify your analysis where appropriate. This section will provide the first part of the foundation for your identification of strategic issues and related recommendations through your analysis of the organization’s core competencies, competitive advantages and organizational weaknesses.

Environmental Analysis [5-6 PPT slides]: This section will present your identification of the major external threats and opportunities currently facing the organization. These will be generated from your analysis of the industry and general environmental factors in light of the organization’s strengths and weaknesses. A maximum of five threats and five opportunities should be identified and should be presented in a prioritized order. Use power point exhibits to support your analysis, be specific and quantify your analysis where possible. This section will provide the second part of the foundation for your identification of a strategic issue and the formulation of related recommendations through your analysis of driving forces, key success factors and industry attractiveness.

Strategic Issues And Recommendations [6-7 PPT slides]: Identify (with support) the most important strategic issue facing your organization. It is extremely important that you clearly integrate the strategic issue with your analysis to the organization’s SWOT. There may be interrelationships between particular weaknesses and threats or missed opportunities, which should be recognized. It may be possible that 2 different weaknesses, 1 threat and 1 opportunity could be combined, due to their relatedness, to form one strategic issue. Similarly, your recommendations should attempt to capitalize and build upon strengths, competitive advantages and opportunities that you identified. The point is to clearly ground your issue and recommendations with the internal and external analyses so that the presentation is clear.

Conclusion/Summary [1-2 PPT slides]

PowerPoint Suggestions:

  • The slides need to be detailed, ready for presentation, and professional in appearance. View the example in the attachment provided (below). Note how the citations are placed directly on the slides. Be sure to provide a separate references page that links to the citations on the PowerPoint. An example of how a references page should look is not provided, since you already should be able to construct that document as you would any other references page in APA.
  • The scholarship required for this project must be cited on the slides, i.e., 10 overall sources minimum, as specified in the Introduction above.
  • The PowerPoint rubric will be used instead of the Writing Rubric for all PPTs.
  • Upload your PPT and references (.doc) in the Assignment section, just as you would any other assignment.
  • NOTE about the use of pictures—the website upload limit per PPT is 25MB.
  • Always present in “third person”
  • Do not forget to upload your separate references-only page to support the citations that appear on the PowerPoint.

48. Galaxy Toys Business Case Study


Review the main case study located under week 8 content.

Part One-Organizing

Now, it is time for all production managers to begin the organizing process.  Doing so requires that managers collect the people, resources, and capital to begin production in a way that will implement the short-term production goals and objectives set through planning. The deadline for production to begin is January 31, 2017.  Christmas product shipping must start in July of 2017.  The budget for each branch is $300,000 for the total production budget.  Currently, the production staff includes a total of 124 employees per day shift and 91 at night per plant for a total of 215 employees. Most tasks are covered in both shifts. Current production and shipping personnel per task include:

Positions # of Day Shift Workers # of Night Shift Workers
10 Machine Maintenance 5
75 Electronics Specialists 3
10 Floor Supervisors 1
1 Fork Lift Operators 10
1 Plant Maintenance 1
Material Purchase/Secretary 0

To complete the Moon Mission to Jupiter’s Europa 1 project, it is projected that additional personnel are needed:  Two 3D printer operators for the day shift and two for the night shift.  Additionally, instead of having an on-call position for production IT, a full-time night position is needed.

The design and engineering department has provided the product specifications including materials, sizes, and 3D printers and one person per shift to produce the product.  Trained personnel are needed for operating the 3D printers.   The cost of one complete Moon Mission to Jupiter’s Europa 1 product is set at $7.56, which includes packaging. The 3D printers will produce the completely assembled piece including electronics and packaging in 7.36 minutes and will cost $6100 per printer.  Trained personnel are needed to operate the printers.

Required Elements for Part One:

  • Assuming the role of Itza Yu, explain the role of a manager in the organizing phase of the POLC and identify and discuss five major issues that Itza Yu must address in organizing the production floor for both existing production and the new project.
  • One of the areas of discussion that must be included in the organizing phase is that of aligning people to the task of production.  Create an organizational chart that shows how Yu would organize the people and jobs on the production floor.  Discuss why and how the organizational chart was created.  This organizational chart will be used as the template for the other branches within the organization, so be sure the structure of the production floor aligns with the organization of the company.
  • Once you have created the chart, identify the decision making authority for those individuals on the chart.  Explain why the structure was chosen and how it best serves the decision making flow for the production floor and the company as a whole.

Part Two-Leading Motivation

During the course of production older line staff and machine workers began to see the speed and accuracy for which the 3D printers made its product.  An obvious concern began to surface among the workers.  The workers began to ask, “Will I still have a job next year?”   Morale of plant workers began to suffer.  Itza Yu knows that this concern must be addressed and morale needs to be improved.  As the manager, Yu know that the business must innovate to keep growing.  How can Yu improve morale?  

Required Element for Part Two:

  • Acting as Jean Barnhart, what advice should she give to Yu?  In discussing the advice, first identify the reasons for the morale problem and how they affect motivation.  Be sure to address change and the worker’s reaction to implementing change.
  • Discuss the actual ideas and the specific ways Yu should take to motivate his existing employees that will build morale and keep production levels on track for the current contracts and the new project.

Part Three-Control:


The following chart displays the results of the first year’s production of MMTJE1.  It was created from data supplied by all the company production department managed by Keith as a means of controlling production output.  It is used by the VP in his evaluation of areas of improvement, change, or success to processes used by the production department in the production of MMTJE1.  The chart describes the standard goal (identified as standard) set by the department and the result each branch obtained.  A comparison of the standard to the results allows the reader to form conclusions about the success or failure of the production department to meet the goals envisioned by the company. It also allows the reader to recognize patterns from the data from which conclusions can be drawn as to the relationship between elements (e.g. cost expended vs time expended; those who spent more time had a higher cost).

  Specifications Standard Toledo Dayton White Plains Huntsville Juarez
Cost 7.56 7.67 7.87 7.45 7.52 8.01
Time 7.36 7.32 7.46 7.31 7.32 7.59
Quality Control Problem Ratio (per 500 units) 1 2.5 4 1.5 1.75 8.75
Training Time (per hour) 30 35 38 45 48 25
Shipping Problems/Damage (per 10,000 units) 1 0.333 0.222 0.133 0.178 0.4
3D Problems (per 10,000 units) 0.2 0.25 0.286 0.111 0.1 0.4
Total Number of Pieces Produced  per year 400,000 500,000 500,000 650,000 700,000 450,000
  • Compare the standard specifications data set with the results from each of the results for the five branches.
  • Interpret the results for the new product production chart above. Detail the areas that need improvement as well as those positive conclusions the data suggests.
  • Define what “corrective action” means to the manager in the control function of the POLC.
  • Do you suggest Keith take, if any, corrective action for this report?


The next meeting of the long term planning team for Galaxy Toys is scheduled for next week. All the VP’s will be there and a report must be given by all as to the viability of the “Moon Mission Jupiter’s Europa 1” toy roll out and the success or failure of the long term goals and objectives.

Keith reviewed his meeting notes with his branch managers when the production results came out. The managers seemed to all talk at once.  Most all the managers seem to feel that the project was well worth the effort.  It appears that many managers felt that training on the 3D printer in terms of repair and maintenance was the biggest problem.  Mexico’s manager, Hernando Gonzalez, said that they lost their trained personnel to a software company and had difficulties finding replacements.  The company who supplied the 3D printers provided initial training but follow up training thereafter proved a problem when personnel turnover increased.  Gonzalez explained that there is a serious shortage of skilled IT personnel in Juarez.  Consequently, finding qualified workers and keeping people without paying more than budget is a major problem.  As a result, both the production and the IT departments are losing money.  Getting a full time, IT night worker is impossible without a serious budget increase.

Prepare a report for Keith to present to the planning team. The following points must be addressed in the report:

  • Using the conclusions drawn from the chart in part two as well as Keith’s notes from the meeting (noted above) with the branch managers on the production results, identify at least three conclusions that have potential concern for the long-term future of the project and or company.
  • Explain why and how each of the factors chosen would affect the future long-term strategic planning. Examine the relationship between the control process and long term planning as part of the explanation
  • Offer recommendations for solutions that might be introduced along with the issues to the planning committee to address the implications of the factors chosen.

Attached is a word document that entails the course materials to use as reference. The instruction says no more tthan 3 external resources and to use more of the course materials.

49. Robin Hood Case study-Discussion Question Your Opinion


Read Case #20 Robin Hood (page C-362 text) and then answer the following: Since you are the most trusted (and most educated) advisor to this “CEO”, with knowledge about crafting and implementing effective strategies; he has called upon you to advise him on how to proceed in light of the situation (discussed in the case). The “CEO” (Robin in this case) is expecting the following (do or die; so….prepare your answers in detail):

  1. List and explain the key issues that must be addressed (minimum of 4*).
  2. List the current mission statement and discuss why the mission must shift—or justify why the current mission serves this “ organization.” If the mission must shift, establish the new mission statement and provide the argument to justify your proposed new mission. (Carefully evaluate this section, since it sets the tone for all other areas of analysis.) Further, discuss the vision that must be established.
  3. Prepare a SWOT analysis (minimum of 4* elements for each component, with explanations for each; include in the “T” section the “ultimate threat”).
  4. Develop a list of specific performance objectives along with the criteria to measure each (minimum of 4*). Prioritize this list and provide the recommendations on how to implement each, detailing the action plan for this “ organization” to pursue.

50. Marketing


Service blueprint of the hospital 

-4-6 pages report on it.

– In addition to the actual blueprint, you will also write a report that addresses the following issues:

  1. Describe why you selected this organization to blueprint;
  2. Identify and describe three potential bottlenecks/fail-points in the service delivery process;
  3. Suggest possible solutions/alternatives to address these (potential) problem areas;
  4. Discuss how a service blueprint might be used in each of the following areas in this organization:  marketing, human resource management, and operations;
  5. Discuss what you learned from doing this assignment and how you will apply it in the business world.

51. 4-5 page comparative paper


First pick two countries from different regions of the world 

Discuss two dimensions: 

1.Gender roles and 2.mate selection/martial selection 

Then, under the two dimensions pick a total of five concepts

For example  mate selection/martial selection:

Marriage by capture/ marriage by arrangement 

Free-choice mate selection 

courtship and sex

wedding customs 

martial adjustments 

Gender roles: 

Gender roles in the households

changing gender roles/ relations 


Any other concepts 

52. Chemistry


Doreen Schmidt is a chemist. She needs to prepare 24 ounces of a 9% hydrochloric acid solution. Find the amount of 12% solution and the amount of 6% solution she should mix to get this solution

53. Research Paper


submit your research paper addressing the health behavior risks unique to a particular population and further devise solutions for treatment and prevention. you will be writing a research paper 6 – 8 pages in length (Times Roman, 12 point, double spaced) not including title page or reference pages. Choose a topic based on the instructions below. Research your topic referencing a minimum of 3 peer-reviewed journal articles, government and health organization research and literature, and current texts that you find in the Excelsior library. Reflect upon the research strategies you used in previous assignments this term, research your chosen topic applying the same search techniques.

  1. Customize a personal topic to research by choosing one population from the list below and two risk factors from the second list below. For example, you might choose Teens as a population and Depression and Eating Disorders as risk factors. This will be your “Population at Risk”.

Populations at Risk Table

Risk Factors: choose two Populations: choose one
  Addiction   PTSD   Depression   Eating Disorders   Chronic pain   Chronic illness   Sedentary   High stress   Military   Older Adults   Elderly   Children   Teens   Pregnant Women   Homeless   Poverty   Lesbian   Gay   Bisexual   Transgender
  • Summarize your research findings about the risk factors for the population you selected. (If you found conflicting research or research that changed your understanding, explain).
    • Include how lifestyle and behavior decisions influence health specific to this population. 
    • Distinguish how culture, diversity, and life stage for this population impact health behavior choices in general. 
  • Develop a health plan to specifically support/coach your chosen population at risk. Include all of the four general ways of improving health behaviors: stress management, physical exercise, nutrition and pain management. Support your recommendations with references to theories, evidence-based practices, and other findings in the research. 
  • Recommend a prevention plan, prevention strategies, and treatment plan if the risk factor develops for your chosen population. 

54. Sociology

1.What is the difference between positivist sociology, interpretive sociology, and critical sociology? Provide a single example that illustrates how their different approaches might apply to the same social phenomenon. Why does the choice of perspective matter? Is one of these perspectives better than the others for analyzing the phenomenon you have chosen?

2.What does C. W. Mills mean by the “sociological imagination” and why is it important? How does it apply to the distinction between “personal troubles of milieu” and “public issues of social structure”? Please illustrate your answer with an example or examples.


Answer two of the following questions in essays of about 400–600 words each

 55. Sociology

1.What is the difference between qualitative and quantitative data? Which sociological research methodologies are focused on qualitative data and which on quantitative? (Hint: Make sure to explain why you have categorized them in this way).

2.What is sociology? What is “the social”? How can the relationship between the individual and society be understood sociologically?


Answer the following questions in short paragraphs of 150–250 words each. Where appropriate, please use examples to illustrate your answers



Topics that need to discussed within the paper: ALL OF THESE*

Employee Selection : -Strategic importance of selecting right individuals to fit the job and the organization.

-Designing such systems, techniques for assessing job applicants, legal considerations and challenges with recruitment. Performance Management :

– Strategic duties and important, responsibilities of HR triad for performance management, ways to measure performance and feedback, appraisal formats, rating processes and current issues Performance based Pay : Strategic duties and imporant, design choices, implementation of performance based pay, recognition, rewards, merit pay, types of incentive pay, global variations and challenges Fair treatment and Legal Compliance :

– Strategic importance, perceptions of fairness, employment laws, dispute resolution techniques and current issues HR Planning for alignment and change :

-planning process, scan and assess environment, various HR objectives and metrics, develop HR plans, implement action plans and address current issues

Length of paper: minimum of 10 pages, double-spaced, single-sided, using either APA or MLA reference and bibliography format, minimum of 6 references. Ø

Topic: each student will select an appropriate Human Capital Management topic of their choosing, but must first submit this topic in writing to me for review and approval. In the event a topic is rejected because it is not an appropriate HCM topic, a student will have an opportunity to re-submit another topic.

57. General Assignment


Discussion #1: Leadership There have been many definitions of leadership offered over the years, and much research to try and determine what makes a good leader. A definition provided by Northouse (2013, p. 5) is as good as any: “Leadership is a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal. Broadly speaking, there are two main groups of theories. One holds that leaders are born; that there are certain characteristics some people have that make them leaders. This is called the Traits Approach. Unfortunately, there is little agreement on what these traits and some sources suggest dozens, but intelligence, self-confidence, determination, integrity and sociability seem to lead the way. The second camp believes that people can learn to be leaders by working on certain skills — the Skills Approach. These skills can be broken down into three areas: conceptual skills; technical skills; and human skills. Check out the following short clips of some of the greatest leadership speeches in modern history as supplemental sources for these discussions. Select at least two, no more than three of the four topics for response. (Kennedy, 4 min) (Animal House, 3 min) Question: Are leaders born or can individuals learn to be leaders? Major Anxiety; Where have all the leaders gone? According to the economist, John Kenneth Galbraith, “All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.” Another, more cynical source, defines a leader as someone who finds a parade and then runs to get in front (author unknown). Finally, here’s another: “Leadership is a gift. It is given by those who follow” (Gen. Mark Welsh, Chief of Staff, USAF). There is general agreement that America is facing a number of “anxieties” (which I will not list). The major political parties do not seem to be able to reach a consensus in addressing these anxieties. Using the readings as references (your response may be your opinion, but if you use concepts or material from one of the authors, give them proper credit, otherwise it’s plagiarism), respond to this question and the topics below. Question: Do you agree or disagree with Galbraith? What is the “major anxiety” in the U.S. at this time? Main Topic 1.2~Trait or Process The readings use terms like trait and process in discussing leadership. What is the difference? (Cite your source) Which do you believe is more predominate in leaders? Main Topic 1.3~ Where have the leaders gone? In years past we had Washington, Adams, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt, King, et al. Are there any leaders of their dimension out there today? If so, who are they? Are they leaders because of their traits, skills, style, or situation? Main Topic 1.4~Leaders & Managers Is leadership and management the same thing? Are managers leaders by default?

58. Week Discussion


Week 4 Discussion: Employee Relations, Communication, Health, Safety, & Security •After reading the materials in Week 4, go to: ◦Be sure and set your pop-up blocker to accept this site. ◦Read this web page, as follows. It is not that long or time-consuming; I think you will find it enlightening. ◦Go through these links across the top, and read the links on each one, as described, below: •Overview •Our Story to read the Mission and Chapters 1 through 5 •Our responsibility, with 3 links •Investor relations, information posted and other links •Governance, information and other links •Products & Locations, also with several links •Career Center, with 9 links, on the left •Voice of our Industry •Now, go to OSHA’s VPP program: and read the information about the Voluntary Protection Program. Based on what you have read, compare and contrast the information: •What NUCOR information jumped out at you? •Do you see any kinks in its armor? Are there any issues that concern you? •How does NUCOR’s employee safety, health, & wellness programs support for the organization’s strategy, corporate values, and organizational culture? •What possible HR measurements/metrics can you identify in the Safety program? RESEARCH: •Any time we are using a “.com” web page, it is prudent to check other sources to insure we are getting the whole picture. •Cite and reference all resources.

59. Production Cost Analysis and Estimation Applied Problems

Please complete the following two applied problems:

Problem 1:

William is the owner of a small pizza shop and is thinking of increasing products and lowering costs. William’s pizza shop owns four ovens and the cost of the four ovens is $1,000. Each worker is paid $500 per week.

Workers employed Qty of pizzas produced per week

Show all of your calculations and processes. Describe your answer for each question in complete sentences, whenever it is necessary.

  1. Which inputs are fixed and which are variable in the production function of William’s pizza shop? Over what ranges do there appear to be increasing, constant, and/or diminishing returns to the number of workers employed?
  2. What number of workers appears to be most efficient in terms of pizza product per worker?
  3. What number of workers appears to minimize the marginal cost of pizza production assuming that each pizza worker is paid $500 per week?
  4. Why would marginal productivity decline when you hire more workers in the short run after a certain level?
  5. How would expanding the business affect the economies of scale? When would you have constant returns to scale or diseconomies of scale? Describe your answer.

Problem 2:

The Paradise Shoes Company has estimated its weekly TVC function from data collected over the past several months, as TVC = 3450 + 20Q + 0.008Q2 where TVC represents the total variable cost and Q represents pairs of shoes produced per week. And its demand equation is Q = 4100 – 25P. The company is currently producing 1,000 pairs of shoes weekly and is considering expanding its output to 1,200 pairs of shoes weekly. To do this, it will have to lease another shoe-making machine ($2,000 per week fixed payment until the lease period ends). 

Show all of your calculations and processes. Describe your answer for each item below in complete sentences, whenever it is necessary.

  1. Describe and derive an expression for the marginal cost (MC) curve.
  2. Describe and estimate the incremental costs of the extra 200 pairs per week (from 1,000 pairs to 1,200 pairs of shoes).
  3. What are the profit-maximizing price and output levels for Paradise Shoes? Describe and calculate the profit-maximizing price and output.
  4. Discuss whether or not Paradise Shoes should expand its output further beyond 1,200 pairs per week. State all assumptions and qualifications that underlie your recommendation.

60. Other

White Collar Crime Beginning from Sutherland, trace the development of the idea of what white-collar crime. Considering what you have written, what would you consider to be the key ingredients of the idea of white-collar crime?


Length: 10 double-spaced pages (approximately). Format: MLA PS: All the rules of language, grammar, spelling, punctuations, paragraphing, and citations apply

61. Final paper

For this assignment, I want you to write about psychological phenomena you have observed in everyday life.  Identify content from the class that you have “seen in action,” and describe the relevant circumstances (I am the only one who will ever see your paper, but be sure to protect confidentiality by changing names/dates if necessary and applicable.  Of course, you may also write about complete strangers, or about your own life if you wish). 

If you have one or two particular concepts/findings/effects that deeply interest you, you may write about and elaborate on those exclusively.  If you’d like to discuss a wider range of phenomena in reduced detail, that would be fine as well (e.g., one per paragraph).  The balance between breadth and depth is up to you.  If you choose to write about many phenomena, your paper may not “flow” like a typical essay, and that is perfectly fine for this assignment.  Feel free to editorialize and speculate, and to include any thoughts/reflections relevant to psychology in the real world.  Anything in the textbook/supplementary materials is eligible for discussion.


Your paper should include the following components, in the order specified:

Your name

Body of text

References (if you decide to include sources—this assignment does not require them)

The body of text should be at least three full pages (but no more than 5 pages) in length.  Follow APA format in the following respects only:

  1. Double-spaced
  2. 1-inch margins
  3. Left-aligned
  4. Times New Roman 12-point font
  5. One-half inch paragraph indentation
  6. References in APA format, at the end (if included)

Do not include a title page, running head, or abstract.  Do not plagiarize, and do not make excessive use of quotations.

The paper is worth 15 points—11 for content and 4 for writing quality (see rubric below).

62.General Assignment

TERM PAPER – Total 160 points (Continued from Page 6)

Epidemiology Paper (160 pts. total)

 This paper is intended for you to demonstrate your analytical mind. A detailed rubric is shown below. This project

will be due in parts. Paper should be double spaced in no less than 11 pt TimesRoman.

 – Each student will choose a disease or health-related condition as an epidemiology study

 – Review the current descriptive and analytical data information sources for that condition,

 – Write a paper (5-8 pages with references) that presents that information in a logical sequence,

 – Organization of your paper should include:

 I. Your title should succinct and be descriptive enough to the reader

 II. Introduction:

 – Introduce the topic (brief definition or description) and present it’s importance to human health status

 – Explain why this condition should be studied (increasing trend, affects a large number of people, socio-

 economic burden among those affected, etc)

 – You might include some prevalence information here to indicate the impact

 III. Descriptive Epidemiology:

 – Describe and/or define the disease or condition using descriptive epidemiology references

 – who tends to get this condition, where do they usually live, and at what age

 IV. Rates:

 – Present the most current national and local prevalence and incidence rates (when available)

 V. Causes and Risk Factors

 – Discuss the (presumed, known or theoretical) causes of this disease (if there are any)

 – Provide the currently established risk factors associated with the disease

 VI. Conclusion

 – Summarize this condition and indicate any public health methods that may limit its impact

 VII. Bibliography

 – Reference all statements of fact.

 – All citations should be referenced in the text and in a bibliography at the end of the paper

 – Use the American Medical Association (AMA) 10th edition (2007) Manual of Style in your bibliography.

For examples: AMA style.

 – Use of graphs or charts to explain relationships and describe the condition is strongly encouraged

 – Entire paper should be submitted onto SHSU Blackboard turnitin . No exception, please.

63. Convert Javascript to Python


Convert ELIZA chatbot javascript to python 3. I need an exact conversion (function for function) from javascript to python, Can’t use NLTK or make new routines that alter the flow.. kaggle notebook preferred. The output should match the 2005 JavaScript implementation by Norbert Landsteiner. Extra credit for output or process refinement that matches the original 1966 LISP. Additional resources are available.

64. Writing a Python script to implement computer animation tools within Autodesk Maya


– Resetting the software package, i.e. only one instance of the tool is allowed to be open. – Creating geometric objects, more specifically boxes (of user input dimensions and locations) and spheres (of user input radii and locations). – Creating an appropriate interface to allow a user to interact with the created objects. This should be shown by demonstrating the application of geometric transformations, more specifically translations by user input (along with the x, y, and z-axes) and rotations by a user input angle (around the x, y, and z-axes). – Exiting the tool. The attached file is an example of what it should look like.

4545445Communications Essay

65. INFA 660- The Law, Regulation, and Ethics of IA

Policy Drafting

Emerging technologies present new opportunities and risks to our society. For example, the Internet of Things (IoT) permits innumerable devices to connect and share data. This permits operations to be remotely monitored and may jeopardize the privacy of individuals.  Also, artificial Intelligence (AI) is a technology where intelligent machines and decision algorithms have been developed and refined with little public discussion, debate and oversight.  Another emerging technology is the autonomous vehicle that relieves human drivers’ countless decisions, but also creates dependencies on inadequately vetted automatic actions.  These technologies, and possibly more, provide significant opportunities for modernization while illuminating real ethical and legal challenges.  Each raise security concerns highlighting the need for policy guidance.

The paper is designed to explore the current state and direction of an emerging technology, to identify key security, legal and ethical issues, and to articulate and explain key principles that must be incorporated in public policy to guide and protect our use of the technology.  The exploration of policy principles should also consider who could/should issue such needed policy.

The paper should contain:

-9-12 Pages, Double-spaced, (DO not exceed 12 pages)

-Include – Title Page, Table of Contents and Reference List (No Abstract is needed)

-A description of the technology and its direction

-A presentation of the security, legal and ethical issues involved with the technology as well as the benefits it offers

-An exploration of what policy is needed, who is the best source for such policy (government, industry, ?), high-level guidance/direction for what the policy should contain – to include identification of necessary basic principles The author determines the structure of the paper. 

-A Table of Contents and section headings should improve the readability of the paper. 

-An expectation is that about a third of the paper will address the technology, its benefits and issues, and at least a third will present policy recommendations.

It is important to clearly identify the technology.  You may choose to address the Internet of Things (IoT), selecting a limited focus (home, medicine, etc.).  You may choose to explore autonomous or self-driving vehicles.  You may choose some facet of artificial intelligence or the use of algorithmic decision-making. You may choose to address robots.  It is strongly recommended that students provide a one paragraph description of their paper focus.

Students are expected to write at the graduate (professional) level and to comply with the format requirements of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition. Careful attention should be given to spelling, punctuation, source citations, references, and the presentation of tables and figures.

It is expected that all course work will be presented on time and error free. Be sure to include the certification statement:

“This paper or presentation is my own work. Any assistance I received in its preparation is acknowledged within the paper or presentation, in accordance with academic practice. If I used data, ideas, words, diagrams, pictures, or other information from any source, I have cited the sources fully and completely in footnotes and bibliography entries. This includes sources which I have quoted or paraphrased. Furthermore, I certify that this paper or presentation was prepared by me specifically for this class and has not been submitted, in whole or in part, to any other class in this University or elsewhere, or used for any purpose other than satisfying the requirements of this class, except that I am allowed to submit the paper or presentation to a professional publication, peer reviewed journal, or professional conference. In adding my name following the word ‘Signature’, I intend that this certification will have the same authority and authenticity as a document executed with my hand-written signature.

Signature _____________________________”

66. Book Critique

Book critique should answer the following questions/statements in response to Beverly Tatum’s book, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? Your responses must be in paragraph form. 1. What is the author’s major thesis? 2. Do you feel that the author is effective in support of his thesis? Why or Why not? 3. Which theoretical perspective in sociology is best reflected in the book? 4. Are there any biases in the book? 5. Is there anything that you disagreed with? Why or Why not? 6. Your comments, opinions, etc.


*Do you feel the author is effect in support of his thesis? Here, you need to explain whether or not you believed the author effectively supported his thesis. Effectively buttress your position with a supporting quote or two. Thoroughly explain yourself in this paragraph. *Which theoretical perspective is best reflected? Here, you state, based on the examples provided on the format sheet, which sociological perspective you believe the author is speaking from. Use the definitions provided of each perspective and explain yourself thoroughly with examples. It is possible to assert that the author is speaking from more than one perspective. This is okay. Just support your position(s) with information from the text. *Are there any biases? What I mean by “bias” is does the author make an assertion (e.g., the criminal justice system is racist) without presenting data or research to back up the claim. If according to the definition of “bias” you believe the author is biased, use quotes to support this position with a thorough explanation. If you believe the author is not biased, give some examples of information that he presents that is non-biased. Remember my definition of “bias.” *Is there anything you disagreed with? Here, state if you disagreed with anything. Give succinct examples and thoroughly explain yourself. If you agreed with everything, provide several examples of information/data that you agreed with. *Your comments, opinion, etc. Here, you give your thorough assessment of the book, and I do mean thorough. ******I will strictly follow the above guidelines/format in grading your paper. Remember to cite at least one idea when answering each question. Attention: 1. Format: Double-spaced pages in Times New Roman 12-points font with 1-inch margins. Put your name at the left top corner and page number at the right top corner. No cover page is needed. NO extra space between title and the main text. Acceptable formats should be submitted in Microsoft Words, Mac Pages, or Google Open Word Document. 2. Plagiarized assignment may receive zero on the assignment. The assignment will be examined by Blackboard Safe Assign function for plagiarism. DO NOT QUOTE content from the book but paraphrase it with citations. 3. It is highly recommended that you may incorporate some major sociological theoretical perspectives in your book critique. 4. Sample book critique attached in the syllabus is for a different book (Colorblind: the rise of post-racial politics and the retreat from racial equity). It is NOT the assigned book so the attached book critique is just an example for your references.

67. Graduate Course Discussion


  1. In your perspective, who should be the management personnel in a forensic science lab? Thoroughly explain your reasoning. (165 Words Minimum)
  • If forensic science is an important aspect within criminal justice, should management personnel located within the forensic lab be scientifically trained in forensic science disciplines? (165 Words Minimum)
  • What “Forensic-Specific” ethical dilemma/issues could forensic scientist and management personnel face in regard to working within the forensic lab and being known in the public eyes as the “forensic investigations team”? Thoroughly explain. (165 Words Minimum)
  • What are the costs and benefits of running various forensic science tests? (165 Words Minimum)
  • Should there be a limit on costs of conducting forensic analysis testing? Why or Why not? Thoroughly explain your reasoning and provide peer-reviewed scholarly reference(s) to justify your answer? (165 Words Minimum)
  • What is considered as the “False Promise” of forensic DNA testing? How often does forensic testing become unreliable in supporting the investigation process of a case? Explain and justify your answer. (165 Words Minimum)
  • With rapid technological progress, computer crime has flourished. However, it is interesting to note that many offences then and now are unreported and subsequently never prosecuted? Why might this be? Thoroughly explain and provide references to justify your reasoning. (165 Words Minimum)
  • Within the scope of Forensic Science, why is “Serology” considered as a pivotal factor in forensic science, blood and DNA laboratory testing? Should all forensic science personnel be knowledgeable about “Serology”? Explain. (165 Words Minimum)


Properly quote and cite all references used.

Format all discussions consistent with APA format guidelines.

68. Healthcare

Instruction Please review the websites I have posted with this assignment. The first document is entitled “Focus on Health Reform” written by the Henry Kaiser Family Foundation. The second website is the site on Preventive Services Covered under the Affordable Care Act. You may use other sources to prepare your 1 Pager. After reviewing information on both sites, please choose one (1) Covered Service under each of the three (3) groups: Services for Adults; Services for Woman, Including Pregnant Women and Services for Children. In your 1 Pager please provide: -The Three Covered Services you chose -Why each one is of interest to you? -Name one (1) basic fact about each covered service you chose and one (1) way you can Take Action. -Do you think most people will be take advantage of these preventive services? Why, or why not? -Based on all the information you are able to recover and your review, what are the three (3) overall conclusions you have drawn about the Preventive Services Covered under the Affordable Care Act?

69. Healthcare


Quality of care has always been a concern in the U.S. health care system. Although great strides have been made to improve the quality of care delivered, many critics still believe that the United States has a long way to go before truly delivering uniform quality care. How would you define quality of care from the provider and patient perspectives? Why do you believe that quality can be viewed as a strength and a weakness of the U.S. health care system? Be sure to provide at least 2 reasons for this, and provide specific examples for discussion. Identify several difficulties and several benefits of working with licensed independent practitioners to improve quality in a typical hospital. What considerations should managers keep in mind when working with them?

70. Compare and Contrast

Essay 2 Directions

Choose one of the topics below and compose a 750 – 1250 word compare or contrast essay:

1. Two jobs you have had 2. Two towns, cities, or vacation spots 3. Two hobbies or activities you enjoy 4. High school and college 5. A big campus and a small college campus 6. Public school and private school 7. Playing video games and doing outdoor activities 8. Reading a book and watching television/movies 9. The Academic Success Center and the Library 10. A fast food restaurant and the Titan’s Café on Warner Robins campus 11. Two social media websites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.) 12. Online classes and on campus classes 13. Two movies, two television shows 14. Two characters, actors, or entertainers 15. Two cellphones 16. Smartphones and smartwatches  17. GIFs and memes/ emoji’s

You will follow the Five Steps of the Writing Process, once you have chosen a topic

71. Economics


You must have access to the MSExcel and R to complete the course assignments. Course Description: Students will apply analytical techniques informed by economic theory and probability theory to solve real-life practical problems taken from a diverse set of applications such as anticipating behavioral outcomes and estimating worst-case scenarios. • How will a change in price affect quantity demanded for a given product? • How many citizens will participate in a government program (e.g. health care reform)? • What is the likely range of financial outcomes for a specific firm or industry? • How many customers will call a support service during a given period? These questions and more will be addressed. Business students interested in any quantitative discipline will find this course useful. Course Objectives: After successfully completing the course, the student will be able to: • Apply the fundamental theories of probability in a business context • Use mathematical and statistical tools to value, summarize, and analyze various outcomes • Forecast the timing and level of various outcomes using advanced regression techniques and time series models (ARIMA). • Use Quantile Regression to look at distributional outcomes • Evaluate, critique, and comment on the assumptions made and the mathematical techniques used to analyze various problems. • Develop significant computer spreadsheet skills by implementing the theory discussed in class. • Conduct advanced data analysis using a script-based analysis tool (R).

72. Short essay on Pablo Neruda’s work

What was Pablo Neruda’s most notable work? Which one do you prefer? Explain your answers in 300-500 words. 

73. Discuss the concept of Marxism

Please explain the concept of Marxism. Make sure to discuss its pros and cons in society. Give a detailed answer, cite references when possible. This has to be at least 500 words. 

74.  Math Question


Please explain how you got your answer. Step-by-step procedure will be appreciated 

75. Essay on Cloning morality, and its pros and cons

Why is the morality of cloning being questioned? Does the act of cloning have benefits or disadvantages? What are they? Please answer with a 500 word essay. Cite references. 

76. What is the ‘real story’ behind the animated film Pocahontas?

From what I know this film was based on a true story. Please discuss the factual turn of events in the Pocahontas – John Smith story and provide a brief comparison of those events and the characterization made on the film. 

I just need a short, around 300-500 word essay on this. Thanks! 

77. Managerial Decision-Making

How does Normal distributions play a significant role in managerial decision-making ? 

78. Cloud Provision Contract

Please read attached Document and write in following format:

1. Cloud Provisioning contract structure

1.1.Terms of  service

1.2.Specifications and SLAs

1.3.Other issues

2. Cloud Provider selection Guidelines

Need around 3-5 pages apart from cover page.

79. Assignment 8

As a part of the disaster recovery planning at a medium -sized business you have been asked to develop a project plan to  test the backups of production objects. 

Notes :

Graded Assignments may be found at the end of each chapter of the required textbook under the title “Real-World Exercises”. Each assignment is due between Monday to Sunday evening by 11:59 p.m. EST. of the respective week. Each student is to select one exercise (per module exercise) from the grouping as identified below. Provide documented evidence, in Moodle, of completion of the chosen exercise (i.e. provide answers to each of the stated questions). Detailed and significant scholarly answers will be allotted full point value. Incomplete, inaccurate, or inadequate answers will receive less than full credit depending on the answers provided. All submissions need to directed to the appropriate area within Moodle. Late submissions, hardcopy, or email submissions will not be accepted.

80. Elementary, Worldly Wisdom

In his article “A Lesson on Elementary, Worldly Wisdom as it Relates to Investment Management & Business,” Charles Munger (1995) wrote about tools, techniques, and critical skills that great managers need to develop.

Consider Munger’s thoughts on the importance of mental models. Respond to the following:

  • Examine how Munger’s concept of mental models has changed your ideas of decision making in investment management and business.
  • Explain how this experience has affected your decision-making process

81. Operations

Operations are an important management function in an organization. The role of operations management changes as companies react to the business environment.

Using the Argosy University online library resources and valid Internet sites, search for an organizational chart of a manufacturing, service, or technology company looking specifically for one that shows a change in the operations function. Typically, such charts can be found in published annual reports of public companies.

Based on your analysis of the chart, respond to the following:

  • Review the annual reports over the past three years and see how the operations management function has changed.
  • Examine the financial reports to understand the competitive and market challenges the organization is facing and then analyze the importance of operations in the organization.
  • Explore how the organizational function has evolved to keep pace with the changing competitive and business landscape.

82. Financial Plan

Which do you believe is more effective as a financial plan: prospective payment or retrospective payment? What are the pros and cons of each? What are the services that you believe would be better served by the other plan?

83. TAX

. Students who pay out-of-pocket tuition are able to deduct the amount, so it should not be taxable for those who are rewarded scholarships.

Is this correct?— one paragraph response with one reference.

2.Muni interest income is typically tax exempt on the federal 1040 but interest income on debt securities issued by the US is taxable. Why?? — one paragraph response with one reference

84. Assignment Problem Solving

Assignment 2:  Problem Solving
Due Week 9 and worth 150 points

When faced  with a problem, what do you do to solve it? This assignment asks you to  apply a six-step to problem solving process to a specific problem  scenario. You will write a paper that presents a synthesis of your ideas  about solving the problem using this systematic approach. As Voltaire  said, “No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.”

Choose one  (1) of the problem scenarios as a topic choice for your paper (Note:  Your professor must approve your topic choice before you begin work on  the assignment.)

Scenario  1: You have worked at your company for eleven (11) years. You have  returned to college to earn a Bachelor’s degree in order to increase  your chances for a promotion. You are nearly finished with your degree,  when a supervisor’s position in a competing company becomes available in  another state. The start date is in two (2) weeks, during your final  exam period for your courses. The position offers a $15,000 per year  salary increase, a car allowance, and relocation expenses. Your former  supervisor works for the company and is recommending you for the  position based on your outstanding job performance; if you want the job,  it’s yours. All of the other supervisors at this level in the company  have Master’s degrees, so you know that you would be expected to earn  your Bachelor’s degree and continue on to a Master’s degree. Your  present company offers tuition reimbursement, but the new company does  not.

Scenario  2: Your child comes home from school with an assignment sheet for a  school project. He / she is very excited about the project and begins  work immediately, doing research on the Internet and gathering  materials. You read over the assignment sheet and notice that your child  is not including all of the required items in the project, and you have  some ideas for how to improve the quality of the presentation. You  recently read an article in a parenting magazine about the importance of  a child developing responsibility for his/ her own learning. You recall  the many ways in which your parents took over your school projects.  You, on the other hand, want to encourage your child’s confidence in his  / her ability to complete a project independently. The next day, you  are at the grocery store when you see a parent of a student in your  child’s class. That parent has spent over $30 in supplies for the  science project and is taking a day off of work to put the pieces of the  project together.

Scenario  3: You have two jobs—one during the week from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and  one on Saturday from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm. You are taking two classes—one  that meets from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, and one class online. You have two  kids—one who plays soccer, and one who is in band. You have two elderly  parents who no longer drive. You have two siblings—one who lives two (2)  miles away, and one who lives in another state. You have two (2) papers  due in your classes the same week that one (1) of your children has a  soccer tournament, and the other child has a band concert. You are  coaching the soccer team, and you are in charge of fundraising for the  band. You have a goal to complete your degree in two (2) years. Your  doctor tells you that your blood pressure, your cholesterol, and your  weight are too high and recommends several medications that cost you  nearly $200 per month after your insurance co-pay.

Scenario  4: You are a sales representative for a company that encourages staff to  log time in the field and away from the office. You are expected to  begin and end your day at the office. You notice that each day when you  arrive and return another co-worker is already there, and you wonder  whether this person spends most of his / her time at the office. At your  weekly sales meeting, you are informed of your co-workers’ outstanding  sales performance. You suspect that this co-worker is spending more time  flattering the boss instead of working leads in the field, and as a  result is getting the best client referrals. Your own sales numbers have  steadily decreased since this other sales representative was hired.

Scenario 5: Professor’s Choice – problem scenario presented by your professor.

Scenario 6: Student’s Choice – Problem scenario presented by you.

Review the  six-step problem solving process outlined in the webtext, based on the  article “The Problem Solving Process” located at

  • Step One: Define the problem 
  • Step Two: Analyze the problem 
  • Step Three: Generate options 
  • Step Four: Evaluate options 
  • Step Five: Make your decision 
  • Step Six: Implement and reflect 

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
1. Define the problem in the scenario that you have chosen.
2. Analyze the problem in the scenario.
3. Generate options for solving the problem in the scenario.
4. Evaluate the options for solving the problem.
5. Decide on the best option for solving the problem.
6. Explain how you will implement the decision made and reflect on whether this option was the most effective.

The paper should follow guidelines for clear and organized writing:

  • Include an introductory paragraph and concluding paragraph. 
  • Address main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences. 
  • Adhere to standard rules of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling.

85. Background Checks

Importance of identifying potentially harmful volunteers

Differences between Federal and States background checks

Similarities between Federal and State background checks

Other ways of identifying potentially harmful volunteers are other than background checks

86. Discussion

Discussion: Little Girl’s Argument Is Effective?

2828 unread replies.2828 replies.

As we discussed in class, this video clip of the little girl articulating what she wants seems to be a good example for effective argument (video here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.). Watch the video again, and explain where you see examples of: 

1. Pathos (her ability to appeal to the audience’s emotions

2. Ethos (her ability to develop a credibility for herself, or to show the audience she has a strong character)

3. Logos (her ability to develop strong logic)

Also–give any general reactions to this. Did it make you think or feel something? Why is it effective?

Watch the video here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

87. Business

Assignment 3: Case Study—Merger and Acquisition

Throughout this course, you will review scenarios involving Company A, which has been acquired by Company B. Company A was founded in 1956 in Mobile, Alabama. The average age of its workforce is 57 and it is comprised of 40% Caucasian and 85% male. Company B was founded in 1997 in San Francisco, California. The average age of its workforce is 35 and it is comprised of 45% Caucasian and 50% male.

These two companies have been staunch competitors in the marketplace for several years and the employees of Company A are resentful of integrating with their former rival. There are many strategic and ethical challenges involved in this acquisition. A few of the goals of the acquisition project are listed below:

  • Managing the Communication and Information Sharing: 
    • The company wants to keep employees informed of how the acquisition will impact them.
    • The company wants to be sure that they provide enough information to satisfy the employees, but not provide so much that the employees feel overwhelmed.
    • The company wants to be sure that the timing of the communication matches their execution of the changes within the two organizations.

  • Managing the Consolidation and Changes: 
    • There is no doubt that there will be layoffs as a result of the acquisition. The company wants to do what is best for the acquisition in a way that inflicts the least amount of harm to the existing employees.
    • The company wants to make the decisions about who to layoff in the fairest way possible.
    • The company wants to try and limit exposure to potential discrimination (age and gender) stemming from the layoffs.

  • Managing the Relocations of Some the Employees: 
    • Another impact of acquisitions is that employees may be asked to relocate in order to maintain employment in the newly formed organization.
    • The company wants to manage the expenses and potential disruption with the relocations.
    • The company wants to assess relocations verses hiring new employees locally.

Let us look at the role and responsibilities of HR managers regarding managing the company’s goals related to the recent acquisition.


You have a wide variety of employees encompassing different ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds represented in these two companies. As a Strategic HR Director, your goal is to create a workforce that will effectively move the newly formed company forward.

Now, address the following issues:

  • Identify all of the information you would need to effectively manage the three goals above.
  • Identify the challenges and potential issues related to implementing the three goals above.
  • Develop recommendations for strategies to address these challenges and help the newly formed company meet its goals.

Write a five-to-seven-page report in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A3.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M1_A3.doc.

By the due date assigned, deliver your assignment to the Submissions Area.

     Assignment 3 Grading Criteria  Maximum Points    Identified appropriate and comprehensive information to understand potential HR issues involved in mergers.  24    Identified and analyzed appropriate and specific challenges in staffing the acquisition. Analysis drew logical conclusions and made assumptions relevant to the employees’ and management’s perspectives.  32    Provided detailed recommendations that are realistic, feasible, and directly related to the organization’s goals.  32    Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. 12   Total:  100

88. Ethical Dilemmas In Counseling

Ethical Dilemmas in Counseling

Human service administrators ought to be extra careful especially in the delivery of services to their customers. In most of the situations, the professionals experience dilemmas which are tied between their ethical, professional and legal aspects, not knowing the best approach and lane to use. If no appropriate decision is made in this process, many service providers are sued by their clients. This is usually the case when offering counselling services. Counselors are pinned down with professional, ethical, legal and social guidelines which should always be obeyed in the provision of services. Despite, they are in return required to offer satisfactory results in all situations to their clients.

In most cases, service providers in counselling agencies have been sued due to the incompetence to deal with such situation as in the case of inappropriate sexual behaviors, violation of the confidentiality of the clients, improper treatment as well as the wrong diagnosis (American Counseling Association, 2005). In the article documented by the American Psychologists Association, it is indicated that counsellors do not participate in forms of sexual aggravation, inappropriate verbal behaviors, violation of confidentiality as well as in the non-verbal unwelcome cues (Hülsheger, Alberts, Feinholdt, & Lang, 2013). 

If what documented by Hulsheger et al., (2013) is what to go with, it follows that the counsellors are not expected to have more than one type of relationship with their clients, which in most cases is usually impossible. The description of relationship deters service professionals from having any form of relationship with the client’s friends, close relatives and significant others. 

The other challenge is directly attributed to the informed consent and privacy (Fitting, 1986). In this context, counsellors are only required to assemble, collect and document only that information which is important. Collection of unnecessary information is deemed a violation of the client’s privacy rights. As the APA describes, the counsellor can only do this if he/she has received the client’s informed consent, which is provided in writing. As part of the recommendations and precautions to service providers, the APA expects that all counsellors should only collect personal information if related to the therapy under treatment (Prilleltensky, I., Dokecki, Frieden, & Wang, 2007). Most of the time, this ethical guideline become a barrier to effective administration of the counseling program.

Through the delivery of services related to counseling customers directly, the American Counseling Association advocates for the identification of these possible ethical dilemmas while at the same time monitoring on ethical sensitivity (American Counseling Association, 2005). Without this ability, it has always been difficult to resolve such situations whenever they arise. In this context, it demonstrates that a service provider that does not observe ethical sensitivity is prone to making unethical decisions. Ethical sensitivity primarily involves the analysis of a personal social and economic background and how they affect the process of making decisions and acquisition of ethical values (Prilleltensky, Dokecki, Frieden, & Wang, 2007). This process is important because it enables counsellors to identify and examine the possible ethical dilemmas of their decisions in addition to identifying what is appropriate.

Finally, in the dealing of ethical dilemmas in the provision of counselling to clients, counsellors should always prioritize the process of debating on the availability of solutions to the scenario (Pope, & Vetter, 1992). This means that counsellors should be able to weigh between the available options which are more relevant to the issues under consideration. As Sadeghi, Fischer & House (2003) argues, the deliberation process in attempts to solve these ethical dilemmas should involve the consideration of the legal aspects at stake. For example, whether the State’s law allows the counsellor to break the confidentiality law described by the American Counseling Association or whether the client’s well-being and general life are at risk. If any of these situations stands, then the law can be bent to allow the counsellor to disclose the client’s personal information. 

Generally, as described in the context above, the process of providing direct counselling services to clients is usually full of many dilemmas which should be dealt with cautiously, failure to which one can easily be sued. Most of the potential dilemmas are inappropriate sexual behavior, improper treatment and violation of confidentiality as described by the ACA. Mostly, ethical and legal aspects inclined in the profession are usually the guidelines for such operations. Even though these boundaries of the relationship between the parties exist, the counsellors are required to produce optimum results in the end. To curb these issues, service providers should always ensure that they obtain the client’s Informed Consent and privacy when collecting necessary information. Additionally, they are advised to identify possible dilemmas likely to occur and make decisions based on the available options. In their general operations, they should always ensure that they rely on their professional standards, advice from supervisors and observe regulations. Ethical principles to the problem should also be observed before arriving at any final decision. In specific perspectives, counsellors should always focus on respecting autonomy, fidelity, justice, beneficence and non-harm to their clients often when providing counseling. 


American Counseling Association. (2005). ACA code of ethics: As approved by the ACA Governing Council, 2005. American Counseling Association.

Fitting, M. D. (1986). Ethical dilemmas in counselling elderly adults. Journal of Counseling & Development64(5), 325-327.

Hülsheger, U. R., Alberts, H. J., Feinholdt, A., & Lang, J. W. (2013). Benefits of mindfulness at work: the role of mindfulness in emotion regulation, emotional exhaustion, and job satisfaction. Journal of Applied Psychology98(2), 310.

Pope, K. S., & Vetter, V. A. (1992). Ethical dilemmas encountered by members of the American Psychological Association: A national survey. American Psychologist47(3), 397.

Prilleltensky, I., Dokecki, P., Frieden, G., & Wang, V. O. (2007). Counselling for wellness and justice: Foundations and ethical dilemmas. 

Sadeghi, M., Fischer, J. M., & House, S. G. (2003). Ethical dilemmas in multicultural counselling. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development31(3), 179-191.

89. Discussion

Reflection/Critical Evaluation of Your Learning Outcomes

Write a critical evaluation of your learning outcomes. In your response, consider:

1. The content of this class as they relate to Team Management and managerial decision making.

2. Base on the course content, discuss new skills you acquired from this class? How relevant are the new skills to your current and/or future profession?

3. How would you apply your new knowledge?

The post must be in APA Format and of 300 words.

90. Cloud Provisioning Contract

For this assignment, use Appendix F in the attachment to create a cloud provision contract.

Please use attached file to complete the assignment 

Use below format for this assignment:

F1. Cloud Provisioning Contract Structure

   F1.1 Terms of Service

         F1.1.1 Service Usage policy

         F1.1.2 Security and privacy policy

         F1.1.3 Warranties and Liabilities

         F1.1.4 Rights and Responsibilities

         F1.1.5 Termination and Renewal

    F1.2 Specifications and SLAs

    F1.3 Pricing and Billing

F2. Cloud Provider selection guidelines

Make sure to write in that format and expecting around 3 to 5pages with minimum 2 references.

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1. Nursing Paper

The first step of the EBP process is to develop a question from the nursing practice problem of interest.

Select a practice problem of interest to use as the focus of your research.

Start with the patient and identify the clinical problems or issues that arise from clinical care.

Following the PICOT format, write a PICOT statement in your selected practice problem area of interest, which is applicable to your proposed capstone project.

Conduct a literature search to locate research articles focused on your selected practice problem of interest. This literature search should include both quantitative and qualitative peer-reviewed research articles to support your practice problem.

The PICOT statement will provide a framework for your capstone project (the project students must complete during their final course in the RN-BSN program of study).

Select six peer-reviewed research articles which will be utilized through the next 5 weeks as reference sources. Be sure that some of the articles use qualitative research and that some use quantitative research. Create a reference list in which the six articles are listed. Beneath each reference include the article’s abstract. The completed assignment should have a title page and a reference list with abstracts.

Suggestions for locating qualitative and quantitative research articles from credible sources:

  1. Use a library database such as CINAHL Complete for your search.
  2. Using the advanced search page check the box beside “Research Article” in the “Limit Your Results” section.
  3. When setting up the search you can type your topic in the top box, then add quantitative or qualitative as a search term in one of the lower boxes. Research articles often are described as qualitative or quantitative.

To narrow/broaden your search, remove the words qualitative and quantitative and include words that narrow or broaden your main topic. For example: Diabetes and pediatric and dialysis. To determine what research design was used, review the abstract and the methods section of the article. The author will provide a description of data collection using qualitative or quantitative methods.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

2. CMIS 320 project

In this assignment you will perform the physical design and implementation using SQL Data Definition Language (DDL) and proceed with populating the Mom and Pop Johnson Video Store database via Data Manipulation Language (DML) SQL commands. 

For each of the steps below you may create a separate SQL script file and SPOOL file or you may want to put the SPOOL output for several steps, from the same SQL script file, in the same file.  Be sure your SPOOL file(s) contains your SQL statements along with the Oracle responses and/or displayed results.  Do NOT submit your SQL script files.  Only submit your output SPOOL files.

Assignment Details

1) Create Oracle database tables using SQL Data Definition Language (DDL) for each table listed in the metadata of Project 2.  You may need to use a combination of DROP TABLE, CREATE TABLE, and ALTER TABLE SQL statements.  Make sure that entity and referential integrity are enforced by declaring a primary key for each table (these may be composite keys) and declaring all appropriate foreign keys. Your CREATE TABLE and ALTER TABLE statements (if desired) must show integrity constraints, as appropriate, for NOT NULL, UNIQUE, PRIMARY KEY, FOREIGN KEY, REFERENCES, and CHECK constraints. Be sure to save your SQL script file used to create these tables with a .sql extension and your output SPOOL file with a .lst or .txt extension.  You should rerun and test your SQL script file until it runs without any errors (this is why you’ll want to include DROP TABLE statements).  Submit your SPOOL file showing that all SQL in your SQL script file worked properly.

2) Populate each of your tables with at least five valid rows of data each and show the SQL INSERT statements as you executed them. Populate other tables in your database, as necessary, to satisfy referential integrity. Save your SQL script file and SPOOL file with the correct extensions.  You should test and rerun your SQL script file until it runs without any errors.  Submit your SPOOL file showing that all SQL in your SQL script file worked properly.

3) Develop an SQL script file to perform the following queries and updates. You should test your SQL script file until it runs without any errors. 

  • Retrieve all of your customers’ names, account numbers, and addresses (street and zip code only), sorted by account number.
  • Retrieve all of the videos rented in the last 30 days and sort in chronological rental date order.  
  • Produce a list of your distributors and all their information sorted in order by company name.
  • Update a customer name to change their maiden name to a married name. You can choose which row to update.  Make sure that you use the primary key column in your WHERE clause to affect only a specific row.  You may want to include a ROLLBACK statement to undo your data update.
  • Delete a customer from the database. You can choose which row to delete. Make sure that you use the primary key column in your WHERE clause to affect only a specific row.  You may want to include a ROLLBACK statement to undo your data deletion. 

Submit your SPOOL file(s) showing that all SQL in your SQL script file worked properly.  Show the actual SQL statements executed and the results the SQL produced below the code by making sure that you have a SET ECHO STATEMENT in your SQL script file(s).  

3. Liberty HIEU 201 History of Western Civilization Evaluative Essay 1 & 2 Thesis Statement

Evaluative Essay Instructions


  • To evaluate an historical theme using assigned sources for support.
  • To compose a properly formatted, scholarly paper, using the most recent edition of Turabian, Notes-Bibliography.

General Directions:

For this assignment, students will choose 1 historical theme from the list below to research throughout the course:

  • Religion/Philosophy
  • Literature
  • Law
  • Science/Medicine/Technology
  • Economy/Labor

Students will write 2 analytical essays on their chosen theme, using the primary sources and topic prompts within the additional documents.

In Week 3, students will submit a thesis statement for Evaluative Essay 1 to the instructor for review. This pre-submission of the thesis statement will not be required for Evaluative Essay 2.

Evaluative Essay 1 will cover the period from 3000 BC through AD 476. It is due in Week 4.

Evaluative Essay 2 will cover the period from 476-1640. It is due in Week 7.

Specific Requirements:

The evaluative essay will consider assigned sources on the chosen theme, and evaluate those sources using the topic prompt provided in the additional documents for this assignment.

Format, Length and Organization:

  • Length: 750-1100 words (roughly 3-4pages, double spaced – not counting footnotes)
  • Double spaced text, Times New Roman, size 12 font, standard margins and indentation (see Turabian: Notes-Bibliography)
  • The paper should have a title page, body, and bibliography page
  • Using Turabian Notes-Bibliography style, format footnotes for the paper.
  • Basic Organization (except literature topic, given in literature document): The paper will consist of an introduction, body and conclusion:
    • Introduction should be one paragraph and should introduce the main argument, ending with a strong thesis statement. The thesis statement is the ONE SENTENCE argument.
    • Body of the paper is a few paragraphs (3-4) developing and supporting the argument, showing comparison and contrast of the assigned documents, as well as further analysis and Biblical evaluation. The body of the paper should provide specific examples and details from the assigned sources.
    • Conclusion is the final paragraph, restating the argument and summarizing the main points of the paper, drawing conclusions for the reader. No new information.


  • The textbook and lectures can be used for basic background information, but the majority of supporting details should be drawn from the assigned sources within each topic document.
  • For Biblical analysis, you can use your own Bible, or one of the following websites for finding and using Scripture verses. Please note that you need to use a standard translation (such as KJV or ESV) and not a paraphrase Bible (such as the Message).


            Srong’s Exhaustive Concordance

Source Citation Examples:

      Note that no citation is needed for common knowledge information, but specific examples, details, or arguments drawn from the assigned sources DO need proper source citation.

                             Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenburg Church in 1517. (common knowledge, no specific citation needed)

                             The Hebrew Old Testament is considered to be a book of folklore, myths and stories that is useful for some understanding of Hebrew history, but not always reliable as an historical source since it was written by religious devotees rather than historians.[1] – citation needed because this expresses a specific view or argument.

**If you are unsure of whether or not a citation is needed, it is better to include the citation than to leave it out. You can also contact your instructor for assistance.

4. Management Book Reactions:

Students will find two to three compelling items within the book and tie it back into what has been learned in the course. The book reactions should be a minimum of 2 pages (writing should run onto page three) double spaced with 1” margins and 12-point font. Feel free to agree or disagree with what was presented in the books, but make sure to support your argument with information. Long headers at the beginning of the submission will NOT count towards your page length.

5. I need an essay to be written over the specified case study. I have attached the case study along with the directions.


Write a two- to three-page essay. Double spaced, 12-pt font. Identify and discuss 5 nutrition related problems or potential nutrition problems in the Davis family. Offer recommendations for dealing with the nutrition issue in the context of the current crisis situation. Use your text book, the PPT lectures, previous case studies and assignments, reliable websites, and your own critical thinking skills. No references required.

6. Your Smallville client has asked you to gather details to meet IT audit requirements to determine whether IT services meet the organization’s objectives. Prepare a report for your Smallville client on IT audit objectives, risk assessment, and what help you may need from them to complete this task. Review the Gail Industries Case Study.


Write a 3- to 4-page report or create a 12- to 16-slide media-rich presentation with speaker notes in which you: Describe the reasons it is important to conduct periodic reviews of information systems to determine whether they continue to meet the organization’s objectives. Discuss the importance of the organization’s policies and practices as they relate to information systems and IT infrastructure. Identify strategic and operational objectives for planning for the audit. Evaluate different risk assessments techniques and monitoring tools to consider during an audit process. Note: You are preparing for a systems audit, not a financial audit. Frame your analysis around the systems, not the accounting or finance aspects directly. Format citations according to APA guidelines.

7. 10 page Term Paper Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Impact on Climate Change


Details of the Paper: Prepare a 10-15 page paper in Microsoft Word (counts as 15% of the final grade) in APA format (see writing expectations in the Policies section) (350 words per page). At a minimum include the following: References (minimum of 10) You may use resources from the APUS Online Library, any library, government library, or any peer-reviewed reference (Wikipedia and any other publicly-reviewed source is not accepted). The paper must by at least 10 pages double-spaced, 1″ margin all around, black 12 point fonts (Times New Roman or Arial) with correct citations of all utilized references/sources, (pictures, graphics, etc are extra – allowed but extra for the minimum page count). The title page and references are also required but don’t count in the minimum page count. A minimum of 10 references are needed. The paper will be subjected to checking against plagiarism. The paper must follow acceptable originality criteria (no more than 15% max total, and 2% per individual source match are allowed). Save the file using the following file naming convention: ITMG481_Project_First_Last.doc(x) (where first and last are your first and last names resp.) and submit the file in this assignment area. has been enabled for this assignment so remember that your submission’s file type must be either doc or docx Outline and Topic are attached. Paper needs to follow the outline provided as well as include the references already provided.

8. Service and Contracts


  • Analyze how physicians and hospitals have negotiated service contracts with third party payers.
  • Discuss how fee for service versus managed care models of reimbursement have contributed risk avoidance in their contract negotiations.
  • Recommend future strategies for physicians and hospitals to effectively negotiate service delivery contracts. Base the recommendation on your research and readings.

The paper must be formatted as follows:

  • 3–5 pages of text, double spaced.
  • A minimum of 6–8 outside references required.
  • Citations must appear within the body of your paper to correspond with the references listed at the end of the paper (i.e., if the resource is included in your Reference List, the resource must be cited in your paper).
  • Use Times New Roman 12-point font.

9. Success Factors in Virtual Collaboration



Write a 7–10 page analysis of how the practices of your own organization (or another organization with which you are familiar) influence the success of its virtual teams.

You will benefit from taking a close look at how your own organization fares in terms of addressing critical success factors for virtual teams, as well as from building an understanding of the skills needed to participate successfully in virtual team collaboration.


In their seminal work, Mastering Virtual Teams (2011), Duarte and Snyder identify seven critical success factors in virtual team collaboration:

1. Human resource policies.
2. Training and development.
3. Standard organizational processes.
4. Communication and collaboration technology.
5. Organizational culture.
6. Leadership.
7. Competence (p. 10).

Note: You should be able to find a number of resources that address these critical success factors through your research for this assessment.

To prepare for this assessment, research the seven critical success factors in virtual team collaboration. Consider your own real-world experiences with these factors in the workplace.


This assessment incorporates multiple elements. Be sure to thoroughly address each before submitting the assessment.

Use the seven critical success factors to analyze how the practices of your own organization (or another organization with which you are familiar) influence the success of its virtual teams. Base your analysis on your own experience of being a member of a virtual team within the organization.

Note: If you have not participated in a virtual team, base your analysis on a hypothetical virtual team experience, using what you know of your organization’s practices.

In developing this case, it is helpful to assume that you have been tasked by executive management to conduct an audit of your organization’s ability to support virtual team collaboration. Your audit will include a detailed report in each of the seven critical success factors. Go beyond a description of the “as-is” state for each of these factors in your audit to evaluate and analyze each of the factors to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that the current state presents to the organization in terms of its ability to support virtual team collaboration.

Remember that the executive management of your company is not interested in a report about the criteria themselves—they are not interested in reading about human resource policies in the abstract, for example—but about how the organization measures up to the criteria. Use the success factors to analyze the organization—do not fall into the trap of writing about the criteria. Use the criteria to describe, analyze, and evaluate the organization.

Explain how organizational practices influenced (or might influence) the virtual team’s performance. Address all of the following:

Human resource policies: Do the organization’s career development resources address the needs of virtual team members? Does the organizational reward system recognize the efforts and successes of those who work virtually? Are rewards given only for results, or are they also given for effort? Does the organization actively support work arrangements such as telecommuting?
Training and development: Is there access to technical training for virtual team members? Is there access to training in the area of working across cultures? Is there a program of ongoing training as needed? Is there a system for sharing what has been learned, such as a database?
Standard organizational processes: Are there standard technical processes used throughout the organization (with regard to virtual teams)? Are there standard soft processes used throughout the organization? Does the organization support the ability to adapt processes when necessary? Does the organizational culture support shared ways of doing business across teams?
Communication and collaboration technology: Are there consistent standards for electronic communication and collaboration tools across the organization? Does the organization possess or provide enough resources to purchase and support state-of-the-art electronic communication and collaboration technology? Do all employees (across departments and geographic location) have equal access to electronic communication and collaboration technology?
Organizational culture: Is there trust between the organization, its partners, and other external stakeholders? Are teamwork and collaboration standard practices? Are people from different cultures valued?
Leadership: Do leaders allocate enough resources for the training and technology needed by virtual teams? What level of expectation do leaders set for virtual team performance? Do leaders model exemplary behavior by working across boundaries and using technology effectively?
Competence: Are team leaders experienced with working in virtual environments? Are team members experienced with working in virtual team environments? Are team leaders experienced in working across both organizational and cultural boundaries? Are team members experienced in working across both organizational and cultural boundaries?
Support your analyses with real examples, as well as evidence from your research and readings.

Additional Requirements

Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message and quality.
Your report should be 7–10 content pages, in addition to a title page and references page.
Use 12-point, Times New Roman.
Use at least three scholarly resources.
Follow APA rules for attributing sources that support your analysis and conclusions. As a reminder related to using APA rules to ensure academic honesty:
When using a direct quote (using exact or nearly exact wording), you must enclose the quoted wording in quotation marks, immediately followed by an in-text citation. The source must then be listed in your references page.
When paraphrasing (using your own words to describe a nonoriginal idea), the paraphrased idea must be immediately followed by an in-text citation and the source must be listed in your references page.

Suggested Resources
The following optional resources are provided to support you in completing the assessment or to provide a helpful context.
Purvanova, R. K. (2014). Face-to-face versus virtual teams: What have we really learned? The Psychologist-Manager Journal, 17(1), 2–29.

10. 9-4 Assignment: DMADV for New Housing at the University of Miami



Read the case study about using the DMADV approach for designing new housing at the University of Miami. Write a paper of two to four pages detailing the DMADV steps for designing a new product/process at your firm. Your approach to designing the new product/process at your firm should be similar to that in this case study. Cite your sources in the APA format.

For additional details, please refer to the Short Paper and Case Study Rubric document.

 9-5 Course Project: Submit for Grading


For additional details, please refer to the Course Project Guidelines and Rubric document

11. Physics Word Problem

A man is 2,000 m from the base of a tower and is launching a rocket in the direction of the same tower. When the rocket takes off the change in the angle between the flight path and the land is represented by Φ(t) according to time. Knowing that Φ'(t) = Π/3, determine: 

 1. The height of the rocket when Φ = Π/3 radians. 

Please explain how you arrived at your answer. 

12. Which formula should be used to determine the total cost?

The wedding photographer for the Smith/Jones wedding charges $1,000 for her preparation and first 60 prints. The cost is $2.00 per photo for photos beyond the first 60. Which formula should be used to determine the total cost, C, as a function of the number of photos, p, that are purchased, assuming at least 60 are purchased? 

a. C = 1000 p + 2 

b. C = 1000(2p – 60) 

c. C = 1000 + 2(p – 60) 

Please explain your answer.

13.  Philip and Claire are married and file a joint


Individual Tax Return Problem 4


         Use the following information to complete Phillip and Claire Dunphy’s 2017 ­federal income tax return. If any information is missing, use reasonable ­assumptions to fill in the gaps. Ignore the alternative minimum tax for this ­problem.

         Any required forms, schedules, and instructions can be found at the IRS website ( The instructions can be helpful in completing the forms.


     Phillip and Claire are married and file a joint return. Phillip is self-employed as a real estate agent, and Claire is a flight attendant. Phillip and Claire have three ­dependent children. All three children live at home with Phillip and Claire for the entire year.

     The Dunphys provide you with the following additional information:

        The Dunphys do not want to contribute to the presidential election campaign.

        The Dunphys live at 3701 Brighton Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90018.

        Phillip’s birthday is 11/5/1971 and his Social Security number is 321-XX-5766.

        Claire’s birthday is 5/12/1974 and her Social Security number is 567-XX-1258.

        Haley’s birthday is 11/6/2005 and her Social Security number is 621-XX-7592.

        Alex’s birthday is 2/1/2007 and her Social Security number is 621-XX-8751.

        Luke’s birthday is 12/12/2011 and his Social Security number is 621-XX-9926.

         The Dunphys do not have any foreign bank accounts or trusts.

     Claire is a flight attendant for Western American Airlines (WAA), where she earned $57,000 in salary. WAA withheld federal income tax of $6,375, state income tax of $1,800, Los Angeles city income tax of $675, Social Security tax of $3,600, and Medicare tax of $825.

     Phillip and Claire received $300 of interest from State Savings Bank on a joint ­account. They also received a qualified dividend of $395 on jointly owned stock in Xila Corporation.

    Phillip’s full-time real estate business is named “Phillip Dunphy Realty.” His ­business is located at 645 Grove Street, Los Angeles, California 90018, and his ­employer identification number is 93-3488888. Phillip’s gross receipts during the year were $730,000. Phillip uses the cash method of accounting for his business. Phillip’s business expenses are as follows:

    Advertising                                    $ 5,000

    Professional dues                          800

    Professional journals                   200  

    Employee wages                              48,000

    Insurance on office contents                   1,120

    Accounting services                                    2,100

    Miscellaneous office expense                   500

    Utilities and telephone                              3,360

    Payroll taxes                                              3,600

    Depreciation To be calculated

    On March 20, Phillip moved his business out of the old offices at 1103 Allium Lane into a newly constructed and equipped office on Grove Street. Phillip sold the old office building and all its furnishings. Phillip’s expenditures for the new office building are as follows:

    Date Acquired              Asset     Cost

    3/20                               Land      $   300,000

    3/20                 Office building       2,500,000

    3/20                 Furniture                  200,000

    4/1             Computer system        350,000

    6/1                   Artwork                    150,000

    Phillip computes his cost recovery allowance using MACRS. He would like to use the §179 immediate expensing, but he has elected to not claim any bonus depreciation. Phillip has never claimed §179 or bonus depreciation before. The assets Phillip sold on March 20 are as follows:

    Date Acquired              Asset                    Sales Price      Original Cost      Accumulated Depreciation as of Beginning of the Year

    5/1/11                 Office building               $940,000                $900,000                   $129,825

    5/1/11              Land                                  200,000                   100,000                             0

    7/1/11              Furniture                           50,000                                  239,000                          206,998

    8/13/13            Furniture                           10,000                                  324,000                         222,782

    4/12/14            Office equipment            100,000                  120,000                           67,524     5/13/15           Computers                       30,000

[1] Marvin Perry,, Western Civilization Vol. 1, MindTap edition, 2-1c. (Note that this is short-form)

    Phillip has never sold any assets relating to his business before this transaction.

   The Dunphys sold 60 shares of Fizbo Corporation common stock on September 3 for $65 a share (minus a $50 total commission). The Dunphys purchased the stock on November 8, 2016, for $90 a share. They also sold a painting for $13,000 on March 1. Claire purchased the painting for $20,050 on September 1, 2010, as an investment.

   The Dunphys filed their 2016 federal, state, and local returns on April 13, 2017. They paid the following additional 2016 taxes with their returns: federal income taxes of $630, state income taxes of $250, and city income taxes of $75.

   The Dunphys made timely estimated federal income tax payments of $17,000 each quarter during 2017. They also made estimated state income tax payments of $1,000 each quarter and estimated city income tax payments of $300 each quarter. The Dunphys made all fourth-quarter payments on December 31, 2017. They would like to receive a refund for any overpayments.

    Phillip and Claire have qualifying insurance for purposes of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).\

14. Facilities Management

As the manager of a resort hotel with 500 guest roomsyou are concerned with your monthly water and sewage bill.   The water company uses the graduated billing schedule listed below. Your operation is currently using 2,500,000 gallons of water per month. It is time to replace your 3.6 gallon per flush toilets and you initially decided to install 1.8 gallons per flush high efficiency toilets.  The toilet salesperson is recommending that you install anultra-high efficiency model that used 0.9 gallons per flush.  The ultra-high efficiency toilets will cost you $250more than the high efficiency toilets per toilet, installed. Based on information your chief engineer found, you estimate that on average every toilet in an occupied room is flushed 10 times per day.  Your average annual occupancy rate is 91.0747%.Assume 30.5 days per month when calculating your monthly water savings.  Based on the information above and the rate scale below,your ultimate goal is to determine if it is more cost effective to install the ultra-high efficiency toilets?

Water rates:  monthly charge of $150.00 per month plus usage charge base on the rates listed below.

            Amount of water used                                    Rate per 1000 gallons

            First 100,000 gallons                           $6.00

            Next 500,000 gallons                          $5.00

            Next 1,000,000 gallons                                   $4.00

            Anything over 1,600,000 gallons                    $2.00

Sewage rates: monthly charge of $200.00 per month plus usage charge based on the total water used.

            Amount of sewage produced =           Total water used minus deduct meter          

Rate per 1000 gallons is $10.00

            Deduct meter shows a monthly average of 125,000 gallons

Water and sewage rates are expected to rise at the same rate,2.0202% per month. The owners of the operation expect a monthly rate of return on their investment of at least 1.0%. Assume that the toilets will last for 30 years. Assume that you will take out a loan for the toilets.  You must pay 10% down make payments at the end of each month until the remainder has been paid off, 72 month.  The nominal annual interest rate for the loan is 3.99%. The equation for converting a nominal annual rate to a monthly rate is:

            imonthly = (1 + iannual)(1/12) -1

The equation to calculate the monthly payment is:

Monthly loan payment = (total cost – down payment) * (imonthly * (1 + imonthly)n) / ((1 + imonthly)n -1)

The equation for the effective monthly interest rate is:

ieffective = ((1 + inominal) / (1 + Inflation)) – 1

The present value equations are:

PV = FV * (1 + i)-n

PV = A * (((1 + ieffective)n – 1) / (ieffective * (1 + ieffective)n))

Give the above information answer the following questions. You must show ALL your work to receive credit.

1.   How much will your water usage drop each month (to the nearest gallon) if you install the ultra-high       efficiency toilets compared to the high efficiency toilets?

      (type your answer here)

2.   If your water usage is for the entire facility is projected to be 2,250,000 gallons if the high efficiency toilets are installed, how much water will be used each month by your entire facility if you install the ultra-high efficiency toilets?

      (type your answer here)

3.   If you install the ultra-high efficiency toilets, what will be your average monthly water and sewage bill (to the nearest dollar) for the entire facility?

      Water portion of the bill

      (Type stating amount here)

      100,000 x 6.00/1,000 =

      (Type stating amount – 100,000 here)

      500,000 x 5.00/1,000 =

      (Type stating amount – 600,000 here)

      1,000,000 x 4.00/1,000 =

      (Type stating amount – 1,600,000 here)

      (Type stating amount – 1,600,000 here) x 2.00/1,000 =


      Total water bill =

      Sewage bill =

      Total water and sewage bill =

4.   What is the projected savings on your water and sewage bill (to the nearest dollar) for the entire facilityin present value if you install the ultra-high efficiency toilets instead of the high efficiency toilets?  The projected monthly water and sewage bill if you add the high efficiency toilets will be $30,000. Make sure you calculate all interest rates to 4 significant digits, and write all percentages as decimals.

      Equation (variables only): PV =

            A =

            n =

            ieffective =

      PV =

      PV =

5.   How much more will it cost to install the ultra-high efficiency toilets compared to installing the high efficiency toilets in present value will it cost (to the nearest dollar) for the new toilets, installed?   Make sure you calculate all interest rates to 4 significant digits, and write all percentages as decimals.

a.   What will be increase in total price for all the toilets installed if you install the ultra-high efficiency toilets compared to installing the high efficiency toilets (to the nearest dollar)?

            (type your answer here)

b.   How much more will the down payment be on the loan if you install the ultra-high efficiency toilets compared to installing the high efficiency toilets (to the nearest dollar)?

            (type your answer here)

c.   How much more will your monthly loan payment (to the nearest dollar) be if you install the ultra-high efficiency toilets compared to installing the high efficiency toilets?

(type your answer here)

d.   How much will the total cost (to the nearest dollar) in present value for the toilets installed increase if you install the ultra-high efficiency toilets compared to installing the high efficiency toilets?

      Equation (variables only): PV =

            A =

            n =

            ieffective =

      PV =

      PV =

6.   What will be your net savings if you install the ultra-high efficiency toilets compared to installing the high efficiency toilets?

      (type your answer here)

7.   Should you install the high efficiency or ultra-high efficiency toilets?

      (type your answer here)

15. Political Science and Policy response


Assume that you are a Senator within your home state in which determinate sentencing is currently being practiced; however, you have introduced a bill to switch to indeterminate sentencing. What are some of the strengths of indeterminate sentencing that you could use to persuade your fellow senators?

16. Globalization in the role of Mass Media in Healthcare and Higher Education


Students will write a paper analyzing the issues of the Globalization in the role of Mass Media in Healthcare and Higher Education. This paper should be 2000-2500 words. It should examine relevant professional issues and real-life dilemmas encountered by members of the topic. The paper should cite at least seven (7) current sources. 

APA Guidelines 

Time New Roman

12 pt, Double Spaced



Assignment Overview

Ethics Program Implementation

As you can see by your reading, a lot of energy goes into the implementation of an organizational ethics program. And Lockheed Martin has clearly allotted considerable resources to assuring their program is successful. In this assignment we’ll be focusing on what the company did to ensure the implementation of a successful program that was flexible enough to accommodate the changing needs of the organization.

Case Assignment

Please address the following questions: 

On p. 83 Terris discusses the company’s ethics code.  Why is the code considered important to the company’s ethics program? 

Discuss the importance of ethics training and employee involvement.  What are some of the things Lockheed does to make the training process interesting and worthwhile? 

How does Lockheed measure success with respect to ethics in the workplace?

What are some of the things Lockheed does at the operational level to make their ethics program work?

Assignment Expectations

Write a 4- to 5-page paper, not including title page or references page addressing the issue and upload it by the end of this module.

Your paper should be double-spaced and in 12-point type size.

Your paper should have a separate cover page and a separate reference page.  Make sure you cite your sources. 

Use APA style, and proofread your paper.

Upload your paper by the end of the module.

18. BUS ADM 600


The analysis of strategy in the case of Wal-mart 2005.

(20 points)

Please summarize its company strategies with supporting activities at the corporate, business, andfunctional level.

Please state how the corporate level of strategy is connected to the business level. 

Stakeholder Theory of the Firm: Theory and Application

(20 points)

Describe the stakeholder theory for a RTE breakfast cereal firm. Who are the major external stakeholders? Who are the major internal stakeholders?

Imagine you are the CEO of a ready-to-eat breakfast cereal company such as General Mills. Recent research has linked diabetes to an artificial sweetener that your company has been using for the last decade. Please discuss the likely preference of each stakeholder group. Discuss how you will go about deciding whether to continue with the same artificial sweetener or to seek alternative yet more costly replacements.

External Analysis: Please describe Porter’s 5-Forces Model in the following order: Power of Suppliers, Power of Buyers, Substitutes, Barriers to Entry, and Price Rivalry from the perspective of Coke and Pepsi concentrate producers.

(25 points, 5 points for each force)

For each force be sure to indicate if the power is HIGH, MODERATE or LOW.

Please be sure to defend your assessment of each force with evidence.

Internal Analysis: please list what resources and capabilities qualify as VRIO for the case of Wal-mart 2005? (20 points)

Please first describe the question of value, rarity, imitability, and organization.

Please list the resources and capabilities that you identify from Wal-mart under each of the question of VRIO model.

Internal Analysis: Please provide a Value-Chain analysis for the company of Coca-Cola.

(15 points)

Please list the primary activities in value chain for a soft drink company such as Coco-Cola.

Please indicate whether those primary activities were conducted internally or outsourced. If outsourced (at certain times or in certain regions), please state the rationale behind such decision.

BONUS QUESTION: Competitive Advantages – Value Chain and Economic Value Creation (10 points)

For Milwaukee Cheese Company, below are the breakdowns for its cheese production:

• Product priced at $20/pound 

• Raw materials cost $10/pound 

• Manufacturing cost $1/pound 

• Packaging cost $1/pound 

• Distribution cost $1/pound 

• Sales and Marketing cost $1/pound 

• Overhead allocation $1/pound 

• Production facility rent $3/pound 

• Employee pay $2/pound

Given the information above, please calculate Milwaukee Cheese Company’s Economic Value Creation. Please provide all of your work below in calculation.

19. Outline the cybersecurity issues and vulnerabilities of the petrochemical industry


1. Outline the Cybersecurity issues and vulnerabilities of the petrochemical industry. Include in your answer specific actions required to improve the security profile of this industry.

2. Using Clarke’s assessment from chapter six of Cyber War: The Next Threats to National Security and What to Do About It, describe  America’s potential best scenario use of “Offensive Cyberwar” to attack other nation’s infrastructure. Feel free to provide ‘theoretical’ scenarios and war-gaming actions that would best serve our nation’s efforts for debilitating a foe’s national infrastructure.

 20. Starbuck Corporation Case Anaylsis


This week, we will analyze a full-length case study, which is about Starbucks Corporation

With more than 25,000 stores in 75 countries and $21 billion in annual revenues, Starbucks is the largest roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Howard Schultz’s strategic leadership was critical in turning Starbucks around. He is now hoping that his second retirement from the company he built from the ground up will be his final one. In the meantime, Kevin Johnson,  the new CEO, faces several challenges. In particular, the question of maintaining core competencies and how to achieve future growth, both domestically and internationally is central to the case. The case also focuses on diversification, as Starbucks is branching out in new areas such as menu extensions including offering alcohol as well as rolling out coffee bars with high-end offerings such as a $12 cup of coffee.

 To-Do List – Week Six: All assignments are required.

  1. Read Overview of this case
  2. Reading Assignments:  Starbucks Corporation
  3. Full-length Case assignment: Read ‘Starbucks Corporation’ case, and think about the discussion

Discussion questions

  1. How did Starbucks create its uniqueness in the first place? Why was it so successful (until the mid-2000s)?
  2. Why and how did Starbucks lose its uniqueness and struggle in the mid-2000s?
  3. What strategic initiatives did Howard Schultz put in place to re-create Starbucks’ uniqueness after his return in 2008? Detail each strategic initiative. Explain why a specific strategic initiative was successful.
  4. Is Howard Schultz an effective strategic leader? Why or why not? Buttress your arguments.
  5. How is Starbucks trying to grow in the future? What are its biggest challenges?
  6. What recommendations would you give the new Starbucks CEO, Kevin Johnson, to address the challenges identified in Question 5? Be specific.

After reading the case, you are expected to submit a written analysis of the case which ranges from 3-5, typewritten, double-spaced pages. For the analysis, you should conduct additional research on the cases beyond the information provided in the case

*Note add references behind sentences that are used from other sites.

21. Sex Crime Statutes

Research your Louisiana government website to locate information on a recently adopted sex crime statue in this area.

Write a 550- to 700-word paper in which you do the following:

  • Provide a brief summary of the statute, including the intended category of sexual offense. Louisiana 
  • Explain how the statute could impact laws or enforcement in the area. 
  • Provide a brief history of other statutes that may have led to the creation of the current statute.
  • Describe the range of  punishments for violation of the law.
  • Explain whether the acts identified in the statute are acts that previously were considered      accepted practice.
  • Explain what made this statute a current precedent and if it was derived from a previous law.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

22. Analysis of Ground Rules

 Write a minimum of 3 pages with team experiences you have had in which a team was effective and another in which it was not. Write a description of these teams and their tasks, paying particular attention to the behavioral expectations for which the team members held each other accountable.

  • Describe how ground rules help an effective team perform and work well together.
  • Analyze prospective differences in ground rules for team members and tensions that may result.
  • Analyze how differences in unspoken ground rules and team members’ expectations cause conflict and damage performance.
  • Describe the effect of discussing ground rules as a method of team learning.
  • Analyze applications of change management principles.
  • Describe an effective team from a real-world experience, including the tasks of the team.
  • Describe the ground rules applied in an effective team.
  • Describe an ineffective team from a real-world experience, including the tasks of the team. Explain the spoken or unspoken ground rules that describe expectations for behavior in an ineffective team.

23. The Epic of Gilgamesh and Monkey

Compare the heroes as kings. Monkey as a king of the monkeys has some things in common with Gilgamesh as a king, e.g. a desire for immortality. When they are good kings,what virtues do they show?Is one of them better than the other? When they are not good kings, what feelings do they share? Who has the greatest flaws as a king?

Please use quotes from the text.

The paper should be in MLA guidelines and be around 1000-1250 words

24. Network Design Executive PowerPoint Presentation

In this assignment you are to submit the Network Design Executive PowerPoint Presentation for the term paper.

This is a persuasive Executive PowerPoint presentation of up to 15 slides that you will present to the Executive Committee of Fiction Corporation. 

The PowerPoint must include the following in accordance with Chapter 14 of the text:

1. Title page
2. Executive summary
3. Project goal
4. Project scope
5. Design requirements: 

a. Business goals
b. Technical goals
c. User communities and data stores

d. Network applications

6. Current state of the network
7. Logical design
8. Physical design
9. Results of network design testing
10. Implementation plan with a project schedule
11. Project budget with a return on investment calculation

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

25. Managerial Accounting

Over the last 50 years the financial reporting systems have dramatically changed and will continue to change as the financial world faces changes such as globalization, changing regulations and the increased use of technology. The accounting profession must be ready to not only face these changes but to also adapt to them, providing relevant and reliable information to the many internal and external users of financial and managerial accounting reports.

It is important to understand the difference between managerial and financial accounting reports.

You are the chief executive officer of a multinational corporation that operates wholly owned subsidiaries in several countries. One of the company’s manufacturing plants is located in Europe. As CEO, respond to the following questions in 400-600 words:

  • What types of internal and external accounting reports will you use in the process of making decisions?  
  • How will the reports differ for a multi-national corporation?

26. Resistance and Communication – Walmart

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you: (previous paper is attached)

  1. Diagnose the reasons for resistance to change.
  2. Interpret the potential causes of resistance in the organization (WALMART). Identify and describe three (3) potential causes of resistance to your change plan (better benefits and better training and development programs). Identify and describe three (3) potential sources of resistance to your change plan  (better benefits and better training and development programs).
  3. Create a plan for minimizing possible resistance to your change management plan.
  4. Elaborate on the relationship between resistance to change and communication.
  5. Evaluate three (3) communication strategies.
  6. Recommend one (1) communication strategy that would be applicable to your organization (WALMART). Diagnose why this communication strategy is best for your organization.
  7. Create a solid communication plan for your change initiative.
  8. Use at least four (4) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Note: If you choose to submit a video presentation, please also submit a one (1) page summary of your presentation.

If you choose the written paper, your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

27. Fraud Prevention and Detection Plan

Scenario – You went back to your corporate controllership position with Dingwow Inc. Senior Management has assigned you as the team lead to develop a fraud prevention and detection plan for the company.

Use the Internet, to research the key elements of a fraud prevention and detection program, and prepare a plan.

Write an eight to nine (8 – 9) page paper in which you:

  1. Evaluate the key elements that should be included in the plan, including a justification as to how the element is likely to protect corporate assets and minimize risk based on your research.
  • Create an argument to be presented to the senior leadership in support of a fraud prevention and detection plan, indicating the consequences of failure to implement the plan. Provide support for your argument.
  • Create an approach to identify the roles and responsibilities of key personnel in the organization, indicating the significance of each role in the fraud prevention and detection equation. Provide support for your rationale.
  • Compare the roles of management, internal auditors, external auditors, governing bodies, and the board of directors, and assess how each can contribute to your fraud prevention and detection plan.
  • Evaluate the tools that you would propose to use to make your plan more effective in mitigating or eliminating fraud and how you would justify the risk / reward ratio of each tool recommended.
  • Prepare a fraud prevention and detection plan based on your findings, indicating how you would communicate the plan to employees throughout the organization.
  • Predict the future occurrences of corporate fraud and the likelihood that it will be detected by regulatory agencies based on your research. Provide support for your rationale.
  • Use at least five (5) quality resources in this assignment.

NOTE: Wikipedia and similar Websites do NOT qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with 1” margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA
  • The cover page containing the title of the assignment, and the reference page are NOT included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Create an approach to implementing a fraud detection plan.
  • Research and analyze the impact of fraud on financial reporting within a corporation.
  • Examine the role that corporate governance plays in preventing and detecting fraud.
  • Research and analyze the impact of fraud prevention and detection using forensic accounting practices.
  • Create strategies for communicating the prevention and detection of fraud.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in fraud prevention and detection.
  • Write clearly and concisely about fraud prevention and detection using proper writing mechanics.

28. Philosophical explication and analysis of the first chapter of “Being and Some Philosophers” by Etienne Gilson (refer to instructions for specifications).


Prompt: The goal of this essay is to understand and explicate, in your own words, what Gilson has to say in the first chapter. This essay should explain the argument that Gilson makes and comment on the significance of his analysis. In your essay you will be expected to touch on the following three problems:

1. What does Gilson mean by the “existential neutrality” of our conceptual knowledge? How does this frame the problem that Gilson intends to study in “Being and some Philosophers”?

2. What is Parmenides’ answer to the question, “what is being”? How is Plato the heir and continuator of Parmenides?

3. How does plato give rise to the Neo-Platonic “metaphysics of the One”? What problems does such a metaphysics pose for a Christian thinker?


This essay should be 6-8 pages (double spaced), 12 point in the “Times New Roman” font, with one inch margins, plagiarism free, and proofread. Helpful Tip: Gilson’s book is a philosophical analysis of the ways that various philosophers have understood the meaning of being in the Platonic tradition. His goal is to present not a history of metaphysics, but rather a thinking through of the views of several historical philosophers. 

29. ChE 230Problem Set 3


  1. 75 Points. You are to optimize a series of two heat exchangers. The first heat exchanger uses low-pressure steam as a utility. The second heat exchanger uses medium-pressure steam. The third uses high-pressure steam. Together, the heat exchangers must bring a 1.5 kg/s stream of Dowtherm from 25C to 220C. Dowtherm has a heat capacity of 6.0 . Both types of steam enter as a saturated vapor and leave as a saturated liquid (so the utility stream does not change temperature). The following table summarizes the relevant properties:
  lps mps hps
Temp (C) 160 187 254
Cost $13.28/GJ $14.19/GJ $17.70/GJ

Heat exchangers are costed by their area. To determine the area, the following design equation must be used

Where  is the heat duty,  is the overall heat transfer coefficient (,  is the area of the heat exchanger, and  is the log-mean temperature difference.

See the following diagram for more information.

Description: Counter Flow Heat Exchanger LMTD

Heat exchangers are costed according to the following equation

 where A is area in m2.

Since there are two intermediate temperatures, this is a multivariable optimization. You are to optimize this system two ways:

Text Box: T_out=220℃
Text Box: T_2
Text Box: T_1
Text Box: T_in=25℃
Text Box: lps
Text Box: mps
Text Box: hps
  1. Set  , then minimize the EAOC with respect to using golden search. Once you get the optimal, keep that constant, and minimize the EAOC with respect to , again using golden search. Repeat this process once more to see if the optimal temperatures change. This is called a “greedy” optimization. (Greedy because you only look at one variable over all others at a time.) Was this technique effective for this system?
  2. Use a grid search to minimize the EAOC with respect to both temperatures simultaneously. You can then use solver or fmincon to see how closely the solutions match.

30. Self-Defense Essay for Criminal Law


Instructions: You have been asked to give a lecture to a group of first-time gun owners about self-defense. Explain when force may be used in self-defense. What about deadly force? How will you instruct the session differently if you are in a stand-your-ground jurisdiction? -1000 word minimum, 1500 maximum length. -FORMAT: Set in APA or MLA format, typed in Times New Roman 12-point font, 1” margins, Double-spaced, Spell-checked, and Proofread. -Plagiarism will not be tolerated on any assignment. Always cite your sources. -No images. Create a successful academic prose that is readable, coherent, and grammatically appropriate for the college level. Begin by introducing the topic. (Introduction) You will then use a minimum of three (3) resources to gather facts about the topic. (Body) Finally, you will report your findings. (Conclusion)

31. Business

When a business is not focused on sustainability, value may be solely determined outside its customers’ interest in green behavior. Suppose a restaurant makes a great-tasting hamburger. Very few of its customers might care whether or not the restaurant engages in green business practices. However, what if there are two restaurants that make equally great-tasting burgers, but one is green while the other is not? Many customers may choose the green business, because the business adds value to its offerings by engaging in sustainable practices. In the case of sustainable products, meaning those products made with an effort to be environmentally and socially responsible, sustainability plays a large role in the customers’ decisions to buy, and tends to be central to the company’s brand.


Identify a Saudi business that may not yet be focused on sustainability. Suppose this company decides it would like to deliver products that are more socially, environmentally, and economically superior. In a 4-5 page paper, not including the cover and reference pages, present the company with the total value proposition from a sustainability perspective. In that total value proposition, include a discussion of use values and nonuse values for the business’ green products. How should the business determine WTP, WTA, or consumer surplus? Your required readings this week provide insight which will aid you in your analysis. Make sure to cite and reference any information gleaned from those documents. Additionally, include two current and scholarly sources beyond the course materials and readings to support your analysis. Current sources are those published in the most recent five years. Scholarly sources come from peer’s reviewed journals. Use Saudi Electronic University academic writing standards and APA style guidelines, citing references as appropriate.

32. Capital Financing


Does financial innovation in health care improve productivity and  consumer welfare the way technological innovation does? Why or why not?

33. Healthcare and Macroeconomics


Which of the factors given below is more important in determining how much to spend on medical care:

  • How sick people are.
  • How much money is available.

Who should be determining which factor is more important? Why?

34. STAT 3502 C – Assignment 2 Carleton University Winter 2019

1. (5 points) Let X be a positive and continuous random variable for which E[X] exists. Show that: E[X] = Z ∞ 0 (1 − F(x))dx, where F is the cdf of X.

2. Customers arrive at a checkout counter in a department store according to a Poisson distribution. Let X be the number of customers arrivals during a one-hour period such that X ∼ P oisson(λ),

 (a) (4 points) Show that Var(X) = λ.

(b) Let λ = 7. During a given hour, what are the probabilities that:

i. (4 points) no more than three customers arrive?.

ii. (4 points) at least two customers arrive?.

 iii. (4 points) exactly five customers arrive?.

3. (6 points) Past experience shows that the number of accidents per month is modelled by a random variable N with p(n) = P(N = n) = 1/ (n + 1)(n + 2),

where n = 0, 1, 2, …. Calculate the probability of at least one accident during a particular month, given that there have been at most five accidents during that month.

4. (6 points) The annual rainfall (in inches) is normally distributed with µ = 40 and σ = 4. Assuming rainfalls are independent from year to year, what is the probability that starting with this year, it will take more than 10 years before a year occurs having a rainfall of over 50 inches?

 5. Headway time (HT) (in seconds) in a traffic flow (time elapsed between the passage by a fixed point of two successive cars) has pdf f(x) = αλα (λ + x) α+1 , where x ≥ 0, α > 0, and λ > 0.

 (a) (4 points) Check this actually is a pdf.

(b) (4 points) Compute HT’s cdf.

(c) Let α = 0.5 and λ = 10

 i. (4 points) What is the probability of HT above 7 sec.

ii. (4 points) What is the probability of HT between 2 and 6 sec?

iii. (5 points) Find an expression of the (100p)th percentile.

iv. (4 points) Find the HT’s median.

v. (4 points) 75% of the HT are below which value?

6. (6 points) * A baseball team has scheduled its opening game for April 1. If it rains on April 1, the game is postponed and will be played on the next day that it does not rain. The team purchases insurance against rain. The policy will pay 1000 for each day, up to 2 days, that the opening game is postponed. The insurance company determines that the number of consecutive days of rain beginning on April 1 is a Poisson random variable with mean 0.7. What is the standard deviation of the amount the insurance company will have to pay?

7. (6 points) Suppose you throw a die and say that you have success if you get 5 or 6. You want to get two such successes. What is the probability that you need exactly 10 tries for this?

8. Suppose that 25% of all students at a large public university receive financial aid. If 65 students are sampled,

(a) (5 points) What is the probability that at most 10 of them receive aid? (Use normal approximation to binomial).

(b) (5 points) What is the approximate probability that between 5 and 15 (inclusive) receive aid.

 9. In an assembly-line production of industrial robots, gearbox assembles can be installed in 1 minute each if holes have been properly drilled in the boxes and in 10 minutes if the holes must be redrilled. Twenty gearboxes are in stock, 2 with improperly drilled holes. Five gearboxes must be selected from the 20 that are available for installation in the next five robots.

 (a) (5 points) Find the probability that all 5 gearboxes will fit properly.

(b) (5 points) Find the mean, variance and standard deviation of the time it takes to install these 5 gearboxes. (Hint: Denote by X the number of improperly drilled gearboxes in the sample of 5, determine the distribution of X, and represent the total time as a function of X.)

10. (6 points) The number of years a certain type of TV functions is exponentially distributed with an average lifetime of 6 years. If Jones buys a used TV (3-year old, say), what is the probability that it will be working after an additional 6 years? (Comment: You will find that this probability is the same as the probability that the TV will function after 6 years from the beginning. That is, the TV does not actually get old. This is the so-called memoryless property of exponential distribution.)

Problems marked by a star are inspired from old actuarial exams.

35. ITS 835 Enterprise Risk Assessment

Final Research Paper

Write a research paper on the topic: What are the main drivers for successful ERM implementations in organizations?

Your research paper should be minimally 6 pages (double space, Font – Georgia with font size 12). The research paper needs to refer to the following sources

  • Rubino, M. (2018). A comparison of the Main ERM frameworks: Howq Limitations and Weakness can be Overcome Implementing IT GOvernance. Internation Journal of Business and Management, 13(12).
  • In addition the research paper needs to minimally refer to 3 peer reviewedq journal papers

The following case studies from your book need to be referenced in your research paper 

  • Chapter 30, “Alleged Corruption at Chessfield: Corporate Governance and theq Risk Oversight Role of the Board of Directors” 
  • Chapter 31, “Operational Risk Management Case Study: Bon Boulangerie”q
  • Chapter 34, “Turning Crisis into Opportunity: Building an ERM Program atq General Motors” 
  • In addition you need to refer to at least two other case studies that we haveq covered so far in the course

The research needs to minimally discuss the role of the following factors in successful ERM implementations 

  • Corporate governance
  • Risk frameworks such as COSO, ISO 31000q 
  • Information Technology
  • Operational factors

Please do not describe the case studies from the book but focus on elaborating on key points and examples from the case studies that support the research topic.

The bibliography should be included as a separate page and is not part of the 6 page requirement. Student assignments will be run through Safe Assignment. Please ensure to check the safe assignment result prior to submitting

36. HCM 4025


E-prescribing is the transmission of prescription or prescription-related information using electronic media between a prescriber, dispenser, pharmacy benefit manager, or health plan, either directly or through an intermediary, including an e-prescribing network.

In an effort to understand the benefits and cautions about e-prescribing, conduct thorough research. For your assignment, create a 4- to 5-page report in Microsoft Word document consisting of your research findings covering your responses to the following questions:

  • Evaluate three pros and three cons of e-prescribing.
  • Summarize the e-prescription standards as described by the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs.
  • Evaluate the projected cost and time savings as estimated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Comment on the controversy surrounding the 2013 e-prescribing penalty.

Use the following resources, and 2 outside resources and your text book for this assignment.

Ratanawongsa, N., Lenny L. S. Chan, Fouts, M. M., & Murphy, E. J. (2017). The challenges of electronic health records and diabetes electronic prescribing: Implications for safety net care for diverse populations. Journal of Diabetes Research, 2017 doi:10.1155/2017/8983237

Juszczyk, D., Charlton, J., McDermott, L., Soames, J., Sultana, K., Ashworth, M., . . . Gulliford, M. C. (2016). Electronically delivered, multicomponent intervention to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescribing for respiratory infections in primary care: A cluster randomized trial using electronic health records-REDUCE trial study original protocol. BMJ Open, 6(8) doi:

Support your responses with examples in a 3-6 page APA formatted Word Document. Include an introduction and conclusion. Cite any sources in APA format.

37. M7a3

Assignment 3: Course Project Task XII

Final Submission

It’s now time to complete your dissertation paper. In the previous modules, you tried different statistical analyses as possible approaches for your final prospectus.

Now, submit your Final Prospectus Project including a cover page and the following subheadings:

An abstract of the prospectus project.

Introduction: A one-page overview of the background theory, definitions, and questions for the study.

Goals: A one-page summary of specific goals and hypotheses for the study.

Sampling and sample size: In one to two pages, describe your sample size and the sample. Address the following points:

Who, how, and how many?

How did you come to these decisions?

How does your proposed sample size relate to the planned power?

Operational definitions of variables included in your study, which are as follows.

Independent variables (IVs): What they are and how are they measured or defined in the actual research operations of your study? For example, what exactly are the treatments being compared? Give specifics of how they vary in such things as intensity, content, and length and cite supportive references for background information including the effect sizes. This will depend on the number and types of IVs and levels or categories of each.

Dependent variables (DVs): What they are and how are they measured in the actual research operations of your study? How was the measurement technique developed? What are the reliabilities, validities (citing supportive resources), and level of measurement of each measure? Is the resulting score a single item score or a composite score? How do you interpret the score? Are there norms available for interpreting the score? What were the known relationships between and among the measures prior to your data collection? Are there covariates (CVs) you plan to use? If so, how are these measured and what are all the details of these measures (repeat all the questions for the DVs)? This again will depend on the number of DVs. However, sufficient information should be given for each to answer all these questions. This could take several pages.

Procedures: Detail exactly how you plan to develop measurements (if not already developed) and to obtain participants or observations. How are your procedures compatible with ethical and legal standards of research including institutional review board (IRB) expectations? (This could be two pages long if no new development instrument is being developed, but it could be longer if you need to detail such things as these procedures and the establishment of reliability.)

Results: Detail your plans for using statistical analyses to evaluate each of your research questions or hypotheses. How will you assemble and prepare your data for SPSS analysis? Given your statistical analysis(es), how will you do such things as screen data, make any necessary modifications in the database, and compute composite scores, if necessary? How will you proceed with your statistical analysis(es)? Give sample outcome tables (with dummy data) that would be part of what you would be presenting if you were reporting this as actual study results. Depending on the study and the statistical methods used, this could be two to three pages long for each question or hypothesis. However, this is variable.

Discussion: Point out possible limitations or problems with your design and any ideas for ways to improve on them. (This could be, at most, two pages long.)

Appendix: Include copies of your test instruments and/or other supporting information.

Your Final Prospectus Project should be of 10–15 pages (plus Appendix, if included). Present it in Microsoft Word. Name your file R7034_M7_A3_LastName_FirstInitial.doc. Submit it to theSubmissions Area by the due date assigned.

Note: Your facilitator will assign you one research proposal submitted by a classmate for peer review in Module 8.

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Assignment 3 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Provided an introduction with an adequate summary of the introductory background theory, definitions, and questions for the study.8Identified and described specific goals and hypotheses for the study8Described and justified sampling and sample size.12Identified and operationally defined all variables to be used or measured in the study and addressed relevant questions for IVs and DVs12Analyzed and described a plan to develop measurements and explained how the procedures are compatible with IRB expectations16Identified and justified statistical analyses to be used to evaluate each of the research questions or hypotheses.16Provided a discussion of possible limitations or problems with the design.16Included flawless copies of test instruments, projected assignment activities with a timeline, and/or other supporting information.12Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.4Total:104 

38. Research Paper

Develop a Complete Disaster Recovery Plan to be submitted to the executive board of your company. 

Only MS Word (.doc, .docx) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF) formats are acceptable.

Please note that this is a formal writing, all references (peer-reviewed) mostly must be cited appropriately within the text and clearly avoid plagiarism. 

The paper should have a minimum of 10 pages, 1.5 spacing and Times New Roman font. 

A minimum of 5 peer review references must be provided. Reference style is APA. 

With also 10 slides of PPT. Slides may also contain visuals and/or graph content to enhance your presentation. Include speaker notes of at least 50 words per slide. Use 12-point Times New Roman and APA citations and reference page.

39. Discussions

Discussion Topic 1

During the Great Recession of 2008–2009, (1) what actions would have been required of Congress and the President had a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution been ratified?  (2) What impact would that have had on the unemployment rate?

Discussion Topic 2 Explain how decr

Discussion Topic 2

Explain how decreased domestic investments that occur due to a budget deficit will affect future economic growth.

40. M7a2

Assignment 2: Prospectus Project Task XI

Planning Discriminant Analysis or Logistic Regression Analysis

In this project task, you will formulate a research question for your study that would be compatible with the use of either a discriminant analysis or logistic regression analysis of selected data.

For this assignment, write a response to the following points:

  • Identify one dependent variable (DV) or criterion variable and three predictor variables from your selected variable set that would fit the requirements of discriminant analysis or logistic regression analysis. Create new variables if you don’t have exactly what you would need to do this type of analysis.
  • State your research question in a manner compatible with the selected type of classification analysis.
  • Elaborate on your design for using discriminant analysis or logistic regression analysis for your study. Describe and justify the methods you propose for each of the following (discuss any possible concerns or limitations in the proposed methods):

    • Determining sufficient sample size: Specify considerations for the selected alpha level, desired power, desired effect size, and the validation checks you may plan.
    • Selecting a sample: How would you ensure representativeness?
    • Performing statistical analyses: Include the method to be used and validation checks.
    • Screening data and evaluating assumptions: Are any data transformations or modifications required? If yes, describe.
    • Interpreting the outcomes in relation to the stated hypothesis(es).

Present the response in Microsoft Word. Name the file R7034_M7_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.doc and submit it to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned.

Through the end of the module, review your partner’s research question description and design for using a discriminant analysis or logistic regression analysis. Post a response addressing the following points:

  • What are the challenges and strengths in the design of your partner?
  • How does the design promote sample representativeness?
  • What are your thoughts about the proposed sample size?
  • How will the methods for analyses serve the goals of the study?

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Assignment 2 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsAccurately identified one DV or criterion variable and three predictor variables that would fit the requirements of discriminant analysis or logistic regression analysis.8Accurately identified and described the research question for design in a manner compatible with the selected type of classification analysis.8Determined a procedure for planning a sample size appropriate to the scope of the study and the alpha level8Identified and clearly described any concerns or limitations of the plan.8Determined a procedure for sample selection consistent with the underlying assumptions of representativeness and identified any concerns and limitations in the plan.8Identified and justified the classification analysis method to be used and described a technique for validating the results.8Determined a procedure for data screening and the evaluation of assumptions and described any data transformations or modifications required.8Justified a method for interpreting outcomes in relation to the stated hypothesis(es).8Evaluated and critiqued partner’s plans indicating strengths and limitations in the design, sample size, sample selection, and the chosen method of analysis.16Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. 

41. Costing Method

  • Use the Internet to research the annual report of at least one (1) merchandising company. Determine which costing method (Last In First Out [LIFO], First In First Out [FIFO], or weighted average cost) that is used to record inventory by your selected company.
  • Identify the three (3) primary advantages and three (3) primary disadvantages of using the costing method (LIFO, FIFO, and weighted average) that is used to record inventory.
  • Provide support for your response.

42. HCM4012

Workforce Shortage

Click hereto read the health care workforce shortage and its implications on America’s hospitals, at the American Hospitals Association’s (AHA) website.

Select a hospital, which is not more than two hours away from your place of residence. Based on your readings and understanding, create a 5- to 6-page report in a Microsoft Word document, that includes:

A plan for a rural, medium-sized hospital to deal with short- and long-term workforce shortages.

Your plan should include the following elements:

  • Introduction
  • Problem description of the healthcare workforce shortage and its implications
    • The aspects that need immediate attention and aspects that need long-term attention
    • Provide a rationale on why these aspects need attention
    • A description of the financial implications for these issues
  • Evaluation of alternatives with an explanation of the risks associated with these problems
  • Your recommendations to solve these problems 
  • An explanation of the methods to measure the success of the plan 
  • A description of the next steps, if the plan failed 
  • Conclusion 
  • Reference list

To support your work, use your course and textbook readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Submission Details:

  • Your assignment should be addressed in an 5- to 6-page document.

43. Business Forum


Please review this ted talk.

Based on what you read in the text, in at least 150 words, discuss three things you agree with or disagree with, or a mix of agree/disagree.

Use at least three key terms in bold from your text in your post.

44. M7a1

Assignment 1: SPSS Discriminant Analysis

While regression analysis evaluates the ability of multiple predictor variables to predict values on a single continuous variable, discriminant analysis evaluates the ability of multiple predictor variables to predict classification on a single categorical variable. Discriminant analysis can also be viewed as the reverse of a MANOVA: In MANOVA, the IVs are the groups and the DVs are the predictors. In DA, the IVs are the predictors and the DVs are the groups. (In order to avoid semantic confusion, it’s easier to refer to IVs as the predictors—or discriminating variables—and to DVs as the grouping variables.)

The emphases of MANOVA and DA are different. While MANOVA seeks to find a linear combination of variables that will maximize the test statistic, DA is used to establish the linear combination of dependent variables that maximally discriminates among groups. DA is used to predict membership in naturally occurring groups and to determine if a combination of variables can reliably predict group membership. Several variables are included in a study to see which ones best contribute to the discrimination between groups.

As with factor analysis, discriminant functions are identified through the analysis, but it remains for the researcher to provide a meaningful interpretation and labeling of these.

Use the Discussion Area to ask for help in completing the tasks from your classmates and the facilitator; likewise, offer your suggestions to those asking for help. Participating in this community of scholars will help you clarify processes, solve problems, and gain the immediate reinforcement you need to quickly solidify gains that you’re making in working with multiple variables and advanced statistics.

Open the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) data file created in
M6: Assignment 1. Use the following variables:

Create a Grouping Criterion Variable: Using the continuous data for Number of Previous Hospitalizations, transform this into categorical data by assigning patients to different categorical groups. You will add a new variable to your data file, which indicates which group each case falls into. For example, use the descriptive statistics and frequency information for the number of hospitalizations to decide your cut-offs for scores to define each group and then to assign patients to a group such as Group 1 (lower number of hospitalizations), Group 2 (medium number of hospitalizations), and Group 3 (higher number of hospitalizations) or you may consider quartiles, a median split, and dividing by standard deviation units. Justify your method.

Select five (or more, if justified) continuous variables to use as predictor variables for your analysis. Briefly justify your choices.

Conduct a discriminant analysis of these data. Use the same methods and choices found in the textbook’s sample study. Include tests for homogeneity of group variances.

Save the SPSS file as R7034_M7_A1_LastName_FirstInitial.sav.

Prepare a two- to three-page (plus Appendix for tables) response, which presents a summary report of the following information:

  • State a research question that could be studied using the specified variables for a discriminant analysis.
  • Report the results of prescreens for the missing data, multivariate outliers (Mahalanobis distance), univariate normality, and linearity (bivariate scatter plots). Indicate if any transformations or other decisions are required.
  • In your Appendix, report group descriptive statistics, analysis of variance (ANOVA) summary tables, summary of steps, eigenvalues, Wilks’ lambda table, standardized discriminant function coefficients, cannonical correlation or structure matrix, classification of results, and discriminant function means.
  • Summarize the results of the discriminant analysis, including an interpretation of discriminant functions. Compare the outcomes in terms of the research question.

Create your response in Microsoft Word. Name your file R7034_M7_A1_LastName_FirstInitial.doc. Submit your response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned.

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Assignment 1 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsCorrectly created a nominal variable for number of hospitalizations and assigned cases to each group.4Identified and justified choice of continuous variables to use as predictor variables for the DA.4Accurately interpreted the results of prescreens for the missing data, multivariate outliers, univariate normality, and linearity.8Conducted discriminant analysis and reported the results correctly for group descriptive statistics, ANOVA summary tables, summary of steps, eigenvalues, Wilks’ lambda table, standardized discriminant function coefficients, correlation coefficients or structure matrix, classification of results, and discriminant function means.36Presented an informative narrative summary of the analysis.24Participated actively in the Discussion Area by asking for or providing clarification of a response, addressing gaps, offering suggestions, and asking for help, as needed.8Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.4Total:88 


My Portfolio

  • MARKETING STRATEGY. Imagine you work at a large multi-brand company of your choosing (e.g., Apple, Nestle, Unilever). (a) BRAND DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES. Imagine you are hired as a Brand Manager for any one brand at the company. Name the brand (e.g., iPhone). Using the slide titled “4 Brand Development Strategies,” detail 4 pathways to grow the Brand. (i) LINE EXTENSION. (ii) BRAND EXTENSION. (iii) MULTIBRAND. (iv) NEW BRAND. (v) Rank order the anticipated success of these 4 strategies and explain your reasoning. (b) BUSINESS GROWTH STRATEGIES. Flash forward a few years, imagine you are now promoted to a Vice President position for a region of your choosing. Name the region (e.g., USA). Using the slide titled “4 Strategies for Growing Businesses,” detail 4 pathways to grow the Company. (i) MARKET PENETRATION. (ii) PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. (iii) MARKET DEVELOPMENT. (iv) DIVERSIFICATION. (v) Rank order the anticipated success of these 4 strategies and explain your reasoning.
  • PURPOSE-DRIVEN INNOVATION. Think of a purpose-driven innovation in each of the following market categories: (a) TRANSPORTATION, (b) FOOD AND BEVERAGES, and (c) PERSONAL CARE. Within each category, answer these questions. (i) CATEGORY INNOVATION. Describe the status quo in the product category, your purpose, and your innovation. (ii) TARGET MARKET. Identify the consumer segment who will be the most likely to value your category innovation. Use demographic, geographic, psychographic, and/or behavioral variables to define this segment. (iii) ANTICIPATED RESPONSE. Anticipate the response and resistance to your innovation from other relevant stakeholders (e.g., activists, employees, communities, governments, journalists). (iv) PROMOTION MIX. Explain how you would promote this innovation to ensure that it is a success. The slide entitled “Promotion Mix” could serve as a checklist of options.
  • MAKING THE PITCH. A key step in any marketing project is pitching your ideas to your colleagues, bosses, partners, and funders. Watch any 3 pitches from the TV show Shark Tank on YouTube. You just need to watch the pitch, not the investor negotiations. (a) LINKS. List weblinks for the 3 pitches you selected. (b) THE LEAST EFFECTIVE. In your opinion, which pitch was the least effective and why? If you were to redo the least effective pitch, what would you do differently? (c) THE MOST EFFECTIVE. Which pitch was the most effective and why? If you were to redo the most effective pitch to make it even better, what would you do differently? (d) PITCHING EXPERIENCE. Describe any experience you have had pitching a new idea to a tough audience and what you learned from the experience. (e) MY PITCH. As an entrepreneur, you are seeking venture capital for a new business idea. Please write a short elevator pitch.
  • CAREER ADVANCEMENT. Find 5 different job ads (internships or permanent jobs) in marketing or other business areas that interest you. Aim for as much variety as possible. At least one of these jobs should be at a global company (e.g., Nestle, P&G, Unilever, etc.). At least one of these jobs should be at a relatively small company in NYC. (a) JOB ADS. Provide web links to the descriptions of each of these 5 jobs. (b) VALUES-BASED SELECTION. Which of these jobs most closely aligns with your personal values and how? (c) LIKELY HURDLES. Identify all the educational, experiential, psychological, and practical hurdles you might face in securing these jobs. (d) MY NEXT STEPS. Enumerate the steps that you are going to take to overcome these hurdles and get these jobs in the next few months.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. (a) COURSE SLIDES. From all the slides discussed in the course so far, elaborate on 3 course slides that could be helpful for your personal or professional goals. Describe when, where, and/or how you might use the slide. (b) CHARACTER STRENGTHS. Describe 3 character strengths that you think you have improved upon during this course. Describe where you used to be, how you have progressed, and how you hope to develop next. (c) WELL-BEING PILLARS. Do the pillars of well-being exercise. Identify at least 3 actionable insights you learn about your current circumstances.

Directions for Portfolios

Each portfolio consists of five projects. The recommended word count is at minimum 1000 words per project (or 5000 per portfolio). The projects are purposefully open to customization. Students are free to make adaptations to match their specific career interests.

Evaluation criteria. The grade is determined as follows: 50% for completion + 50% for quality. What constitutes high quality in business is necessarily defined by competition. That said, here are some typical quality markers:

  1. readability; shorter sentences are generally clearer than longer ones
  2. logic; all of the assumptions and arguments make sense
  3. concepts and frameworks from the slides and beyond (e.g., Changing Minds)
  4. all concepts and frameworks are explained before they are applied
  5. several different sources of data and insights from appropriate sources
  6. useful examples to illustrate the key points
  7. no long quotes, which signal an inability to synthesize
  8. elegant presentation, including clear organization and consistent formatting
  9. conceptual illustrations (e.g., process maps, comparison tables)
  10. photographs or other images that provide evidence or animate key ideas

Examples. Students who have limited exposure to professional business reports are encouraged to review examples before producing their own.

Submission checklist. Consider these items before you submit:

  1. Does your cover page include your own name?
  2. Does your table of contents list page numbers for each project?
  3. Does each project begin on a new page?
  4. Are your sources cited in the text and referenced in a works cited page?
  5. Do your citations/references use a standard format (e.g., MLA)?
  6. Is most of the text in a readable 10-12 font size?
  7. Is your text single-spaced like most professional reports?
  8. Is each part clearly numbered (1, 2, 3…/a, b, c…/i, ii, iii…)?
  9. Is each part clearly titled to help guide the reader?
  10. Have you run a spelling and grammar check?

46. Movie Critical Review

Watch the following film and write a 2-page reaction paper/review.

Salt of the Earth:

47. Case Study

APA STYLE- 2 Pages

Synthesis: Suggest ways to improve/strengthen your chosen solution (may use information not contained within the scenario). Scenario: Security at All Pine Medical Center.


a. Identify concepts and ideas from multiple sources that improve or strengthen your solution.

b. Identify any new found information and the impact that new information may or may not have on your solution.

c. Identify potential missing information and the impact that missing information may or may not have on your solution.

48. Macro Econ Discussion

Go to the internet and find a news article published within the last three months that discusses balancing the federal budget of the U.S. and fiscal policy, summarize key points and post in the Discussions area.  Discuss the current level of the Federal budget deficit and the implications of the deficit.  Support a proposal for addressing these concerns.

Reflection – the students also should include a paragraph in the initial response in their own words reflecting on specifically what they learned from the assignment and how they think they could apply what they learned in the workplace.

49. Research Paper

Develop a Complete Disaster Recovery Plan to be submitted to the executive board of your company. 

The paper should have a minimum of 10 pages and APA format. A minimum of 5 peer reviewed references in APA.

50. “Nike Sweatshops: Behind The Swoosh” (300 Words) Reflection

Watch the videos below and write a 300-word individual reflection discussing two most poignant/surprising things you learned from this video. You can focus on Jim Keady’s story and mission, any new perspectives this opens for you, and how the issue connects with international business (law) and corporate social responsibility. 

In this video, Jim Keady, a renowned speaker on social injustice, recounts his experience living in Indonesia for a month on Nike sweatshop worker wages. m

51. DB3

Using your Beyond the Book Guide, course materials, and online resources, assume the role of the office manager and provide the following information for your staff to ensure they understand the electronic record keeping systems used in the medical office.     What is a practice management system (PMS) used for in a medical office?  How is a PMS related to an electronic health record (EHR) system? Name 2 uses for computers and software programs in a medical office in addition to the electronic health record entries and explain what is meant by a computer back up and why it is important in a medical office.  What is meant by supply chain management and why is it important in a healthcare organization? 

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EMAN 620 – Information Technology in Emergency Management

Module # 5

Mapping Exercise

Due at the end of Module # 5


The Goal of this exercise is to familiarize the student with online tools that help organize and display information on a map in a short time frame.  The tool I recommend you use is Google Earth.   You will be creating a map after an act of terrorism has occurred. 


The objectives of this exercise are to:

  • Explore a online mapping platform like Google Earth
  • Identify Key Features for a functional site map 
  • Produce a map with a legend that is clear, readable and has value to commanders and responders

Background Scenario:

A “ Dirty bomb “ has been detonated directly in front of the White house in Washington D.C . This occurred at 10 a.m. on 04-20-(this year). The President was not at the White House during the blast. It is utter chaos, with DC Fire/EMS responding. 

Your role is the Emergency manager for the City of Washington D.C. Within minutes of the attack you activate all emergency functions. At 13:00 you are expected to provide a briefing to the Mayor of D.C., and the President of the United States at a nearby facility. You have been asked to keep your brief short with a single map that portrays the situation and the response effort.

Your initial assessment reveals that there is damage to buildings within a ¼ mile.  There are currently 86 fatalities and 200+ injured.

There happens to be absolutely no wind on the day. However you are still concerned about the potential for radiation exposure. Your staff recommends a “ hot zone” with a mile radius. That means everything inside that area has potential for radiation.

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Your overall task is to create a status map for the purpose of:

  1. Assuming you watched the video and have downloaded Google Desk Top
    1. If you cannot access Google Maps you can use another map making program to produce your map or you can create a paper map.
  2. Review the scenario. More than enough information available.
    1. Email or text me with any questions.
  3. Create a status map that provides a snapshot of the situation. A few things you should consider 
    1. The immediate impact zone
    1. The “ hot zone” i.e. suspected contamination zone
    1. Points of ingress/egress for rescuers
    1. Staging area for rescue areas
    1. De-contamination area for people/equipment leaving
    1. Temporary Debris Storage area. This should be a large area of debris from the rescue effort can be temporarily stockpiled.
  4. Create a legend, Title and any other required formatting.


By the end of Module # 5 you are to submit a file (yes PDF is ok) in the assignment folder with your result. The file should contain the Map with a legend that is clear and easy to read. 


I purposely provided sparse information.  Take as many creative and logical liberties as like to develop the scenario on your own. The point is that you have to produce a single map – with what you feel is the most important info to provide a snapshot of the situation.  It’s up to you decide to what should go on there.

The Role of Stakeholders

  1. What are the stakeholders?
  2. How do the three primary stakeholder groups influence organizations?
  3. What steps would you take to effectively communicate a strategic plan?

Final Strategic Plan

Create the Final Strategic Plan. The Final Strategic Plan contains the elements of all the previous weeks’ components and incorporates instructor feedback. However, this is not a compilation or “cut-n-paste” of these prior papers. This is intended to be a stand-alone project that builds upon your earlier learnings. The strategic recommendations will be evaluated and the best options chosen for the recommendation. The final strategic plan contains:  (JP Morgan Chase)

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  • Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary (Word Document – 350 to 700 words) 
  • Company Background
  • Mission Statement
  • Vision Statement
  • Value Statement
  • Environmental Scan
  • Internal and External Environmental Analysis
  • Strategic Recommendation
  • Implementation Plan
  • Organizational Change Management Strategies
  • Risk Management Plan
  • Conclusion
  • References

Create a 25- to 35-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with speaker notes to present the strategic plan, combining all relevant elements from previous weeks. The objective is to sell the strategic plan to investors or company directors.

Format the assignment according to APA guidelines.
Support your assessments. Include a minimum of four authoritative references. Remember all references should be included in the body of your presentation/speaker’s notes as in-text citations. 

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For the purpose of grading the project you are required to perform the following tasks:



Points Possible


Start Excel. Open the downloaded Excel file named e03ch05_grader_a1_Lessons.xlsx. Save the file with the name e03ch05_grader_a1_Lessons_LastFirstreplacing LastFirst with your last and first name. In the Security Warning bar, click Enable Content.



On the StudentData worksheet, select the range A7:K94, and then name the range Student_Data. Create a named range for each column in the Student_Data named range, using the top row as the range values.



On the DataInputs worksheet, select the range A3:B3, and then create a named range using the left column as the name.
Select the range A6:E10, and then create a named range using Lesson_Pricing as the name.
Select the range A13:E17, and then create a named range using Trans_Fees as the name.
Select the range A20:G24, and then create a named range using Uniform_Fees as the name.
Select the range H6:J7, and then create a named range using Entry_Fee as the name.



On the StudentData worksheet, in cell E5, add a COUNTIF function to count the Teacher field in the Student_Data table that meets the filter criteria in cell E4. Copy the formula through cell I5.
In cell K5, add a DCOUNTA function to count the StudentID field in the Student_Data table that meets the filter criteria in the range D1:K2.



In cell K8, add a VLOOKUP function nested in an IFERROR function to retrieve the price per hour, located in column 3 in the Lesson_Pricing named range, for each student on the basis of the student’s skill level, located in the Skill level field. The value should be looking for an exact match. To prevent an error from being displayed when the skill level is not known, use the IFERROR function to leave the cell blank.
Copy the formula through cell K94.



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On the LessonData worksheet, in cell F3, add a MATCH function nested in an INDEX function to retrieve Skill_level of each student listed in column B (StudentID). To prevent zeros from displaying when the skill level is not known, nest the INDEX and MATCH functions in an IF function to leave the cell blank when the skill level equals 0. Copy the formula through cell F121.



On the LessonData worksheet, in cell G3, add a MATCH function nested in an INDEX function to retrieve the total fee located in the Lesson Pricing table on the DataInputs worksheet for each student listed in column B depending on their lesson length and skill level. To prevent an error from being displayed when the skill level is not known, nest the INDEX and MATCH functions inside an IFERROR function, and display the default total fee of $50. Copy the formula down to G121.



On the Report worksheet, in cell B3, add a VLOOKUP function to look up the teacher’s name in the Student_Data table for the student listed in cell B2. The value should be looking for an exact match.
In cell B4, add an AVERAGEIF function to calculate the teacher’s (Teacher) average in the Price_Per_Hour field for the teacher listed in cell B3.
In cell B5, add a VLOOKUP function to look up the student’s skill level in the Student_Data table for the student listed in cell B2. The value should be looking for an exact match.



In cell B6, add a COUNTIF function to count the StudentID field on the LessonData worksheet that meets the filter criteria in cell B2.

In cell B7, add a SUMIF function to sum the Total Fee field on the LessonData worksheet that meets the filter criteria in cell B2.

In cell B8, add a two nested IF function to determine how many free lessons the student has earned. If the student has had fewer than total lessons, display 0 earned. If the student has had less than 10 lessons, display 1 earned; otherwise, display 2 earned.



In cell E5, add a VLOOKUP function to look up the student’s uniform size in the Student_Data table for the student listed in cell B2. The function should be looking for an exact match.

In cell E7, add a HLOOKUP function to retrieve the student’s registration fee in the Entry_Fee named range for the registration type in cell E3. The function should be looking for an exact match.

In cell I13, add a COUNTIF function to count the number of uniforms in the Uniform_Size column of the Student Data table that meet the filter criteria in cell H12.



In cell I14, add a MATCH function nested in an INDEX function to retrieve the uniform fee located in the Uniform_Fee table on the DataInputs worksheet that meets the filter criteria in cells H12 and I13. To prevent an error from displaying when no uniforms of the size located in H12 are needed, nest the INDEX and MATCH functions inside an IFERROR function to leave the cell blank. (Hint: Set the match type to 1.)



In cell B12, add a VLOOKUP function to retrieve the student’s first name in the Student_Data table that meets the filter criteria in cell A12. The value should be looking for an exact match.

In cell C12, add a VLOOKUP function to retrieve the student’s last name in the Student_Data table that meets the filter criteria in cell A12. The value should be looking for an exact match.



In cell D12, add a VLOOKUP function to retrieve whether or not the student has a permission slip on file in the Student_Data table that meets the filter criteria in cell A12. The value should be looking for an exact match.

In cell E12, add a VLOOKUP function nested in an IF function to retrieve the student’s uniform size. To prevent zeros from being displayed when the uniform size is not known, nest the VLOOKUP function in an IF function to leave the cell blank. The value should be looking for an exact match. 



In cell F12, add an AND function nested in an IF function to determine whether the student has a permission slip and a uniform. If the student has a permission slip and the uniform size is not blank, then display Yes in the field; otherwise, display No.
Highlight B12:F12 and then copy the formulas through cell range B38:F38.



In cell F39, add a COUNTIF function to determine how many students are currently traveling to the competition as indicated by Yes in cell range F12:F38.

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In cell E8, add a MATCH function nested in an INDEX function to retrieve the transportation fee located in the Trans_Fee table on the DataInputs worksheet that meets the filter criteria in cell E4 and F39.



Click Save, exit Excel, and then submit your file as directed by your instructor.


Total Points


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Liberty HIEU 201 History of Western Civilization Evaluative Essay 1 & 2 Thesis Statement

Evaluative Essay Instructions


  • To evaluate an historical theme using assigned sources for support.
  • To compose a properly formatted, scholarly paper, using the most recent edition of Turabian, Notes-Bibliography.

General Directions:

For this assignment, students will choose 1 historical theme from the list below to research throughout the course:



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Students will write 2 analytical essays on their chosen theme, using the primary sources and topic prompts within the additional documents.

In Week 3, students will submit a thesis statement for Evaluative Essay 1 to the instructor for review. This pre-submission of the thesis statement will not be required for Evaluative Essay 2.

Evaluative Essay 1 will cover the period from 3000 BC through AD 476. It is due in Week 4.

Evaluative Essay 2 will cover the period from 476-1640. It is due in Week 7.

Specific Requirements:

The evaluative essay will consider assigned sources on the chosen theme, and evaluate those sources using the topic prompt provided in the additional documents for this assignment.

Format, Length and Organization:

  • Length: 750-1100 words (roughly 3-4 pages, double spaced – not counting footnotes)
  • Double spaced text, Times New Roman, size 12 font, standard margins and indentation (see Turabian: Notes-Bibliography)
  • The paper should have a title page, body, and bibliography page
  • Using Turabian Notes-Bibliography style, format footnotes for the paper.
  • Basic Organization (except literature topic, given in literature document): The paper will consist of an introduction, body and conclusion:
    • Introduction should be one paragraph and should introduce the main argument, ending with a strong thesis statement. The thesis statement is the ONE SENTENCE argument.
    • Body of the paper is a few paragraphs (3-4) developing and supporting the argument, showing comparison and contrast of the assigned documents, as well as further analysis and Biblical evaluation. The body of the paper should provide specific examples and details from the assigned sources.
    • Conclusion is the final paragraph, restating the argument and summarizing the main points of the paper, drawing conclusions for the reader. No new information.


  • The textbook and lectures can be used for basic background information, but the majority of supporting details should be drawn from the assigned sources within each topic document.
  • For Biblical analysis, you can use your own Bible, or one of the following websites for finding and using Scripture verses. Please note that you need to use a standard translation (such as KJV or ESV) and not a paraphrase Bible (such as the Message).


            Srong’s Exhaustive Concordance

Source Citation Examples:

      Note that no citation is needed for common knowledge information, but specific examples, details, or arguments drawn from the assigned sources DO need proper source citation.

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                             Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenburg Church in 1517. (common knowledge, no specific citation needed)

                             The Hebrew Old Testament is considered to be a book of folklore, myths and stories that is useful for some understanding of Hebrew history, but not always reliable as an historical source since it was written by religious devotees rather than historians.[1] – citation needed because this expresses a specific view or argument.

**If you are unsure of whether or not a citation is needed, it is better to include the citation than to leave it out. You can also contact your instructor for assistance.

[1] Marvin Perry,, Western Civilization Vol. 1, MindTap edition, 2-1c. (Note that this is short-form) E


Writea 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which your team compares the Normal Accident Theory to the Culture of Safety model.

Include the following in your paper:

  • Explain what factors can play a role in organizational accidents similar to the one highlighted in the scenario.
    • How do organizational processes give rise to potential failures?
    • How can certain conditions influence errors and violations within the workplace (e.g., operating room, pharmacy, intensive care unit)?
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Week 5 Starbucks

Create a 2- to 3-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation for a Mini-Strategy using the Mini-Strategy Outline.

Organization (Starbucks)

  • Assess the organization’s current status: 
    • Leadership
    • Board members
    • Structure
    • Number of employees 
  • Conduct a basic SWOTT analysis and discuss the implications of those results.

Strategic Plan 4

Write a 1,400-word minimum strategic implementation plan in which you include the following: 

  • Organization JP Morgan Chase
  • Create an implementation plan including:
    • Objectives
    • Functional tactics
    • Action items
    • Milestones and deadlines
    • Tasks and task ownership
    • Resource allocation
  • Recommend any organizational change management strategies that may enhance successful implementation.
  • Develop key success factors, budget, and forecasted financials, including a break-even chart.
  • Create a risk management plan including contingency plans for the identified risks. 

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

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Implementation, Strategic Controls, and Contingency Plans

  1. What are some current and potential risks in the global environment that might impact the choice of international strategies, particularly international corporate-level strategies? 
  2. How can organizations benefit from performing a political risk analysis?
  3. Under what conditions would it make sense to use a political weakness as an opportunity to transfer operations in the home country to a new market?
  4. What are some potential advantages to implementing a cooperative strategy?  What might be some potential risks?
  5. What is a strategic network? What is a strategic center firm? How is a strategic center used in business-level, corporate-level, and international cooperative strategies?
  6. What are the benefits of implementing International Cooperative Strategies? Why?
  7. What are political risks and what are economic risks? How should firms approach dealing with these risks?
  8. What is a top management team, and how does it affect a firm’s performance and its abilities to innovate and design and bring about effective strategic change?

Statistic for business

You may use Minitab or other software for any calculations. However, you must show your

  manual calculations when asked. You may paste your output onto your assignment to show your use of Minitab; however, this output does not replace any of the steps outlined below. This means that answers that are exclusively computer output may receive only one mark.

  If you are performing a hypothesis test, make sure you state the hypotheses, the level of significance, the rejection region, the test statistic (and p-value, if requested), your decision (whether to reject or not to reject the null hypothesis), and a conclusion that answers the question posed or interprets the decision taken. These steps must be completed in addition to any computer output.

  The data in the Minitab data files can be found in the file Assign1Data.xlsx.

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Role of sport in education

Role of sport in education. You may select to focus on either high school or college sports and their role in education. Provide your educated opinion and use sources to support your beliefs. Make sure you cite your sources in-text and with a reference page. You may use APA or MLA.

Management Accounting Problem : Holzmann Cleaning Services

Intermediate Management Accounting 2 / 3 PROJECT 1 (30 MARKS) Project 1 is due at the end of Week 3. It is out of 30 marks. Required: Assume the role of a partner in Martine’s consulting business. Martine has asked you to assist her with completing the analysis and developing a report for Gretel. Prepare a report and supporting exhibits for Gretel, president of Holzmann Cleaning Services (HCS), to analyze HCS’s current profitability and provide analysis of the overhead allocations used. It should include the following: 1. Profit analysis: Prepare a brief high-level overview of the 20X6 results in total based on Exhibit 1 in the project details document. Your discussion should highlight significant changes between 20X5 and 20X6 operations, and between 20X6 actual and 20X6 budgeted operations. (8 marks) 2. Costing analysis: Prepare overall comments on the current method HCS uses to allocate its overhead and provide further analysis on ways in which the company can improve its costing methods in order to assess and manage its costs. Your analysis should include the following: a) Calculate overhead applied rate per direct labour hour (rounded to the nearest dollar), the overhead applied amount and the resulting over- or underapplied overhead for 20X6 using the traditional costing approach. Base this on the existing method of allocating service overhead using direct labour hours as the allocation base. The 20X6 actual wages and benefit rate were the same as budgeted at $13.20 per hour. (2 marks) b) Use the regression analyses in Exhibit 3 in Project Details to determine the viability of each cost driver to predict costs for cleaning supplies and transportation. This should include reasons for choosing or not choosing the regression analyses that were provided. (3 marks) c) Use the regression analysis equation chosen in part (b) to separate the variable cost(s) from the fixed cost(s). Only the fixed cost(s) would be categorized with the other overhead costs. With the adjusted overhead costs, follow the traditional costing approach to recalculate the overhead application rate using direct labour hours as the allocation base. Calculate the over- or underapplied overhead by applying the new overhead rate. Compare your result to part (a) and provide an analysis of the differences between the two application rates. (4 marks) Intermediate Management Accounting Project 1 3 / 3 d) Using activity-based costing and the information in Exhibit 2 in Project Details, prepare a partial profit analysis for commercial and residential operations. Use wages and benefits costs (allocated on the same basis as revenue) and all costs from the activitybased data to prepare a partial operating statement that includes all direct/traceable costs. Compare the segment margins between the commercial and residential operations. (4 marks) Provide three points that highlight the reasons for the difference between cost allocations using activity-based costing and traditional costing. (3 marks) e) Provide overall comments on the results of these analyses in your report. (3 marks) In addition to the above, award 3 marks for report format and professionalism. Your report should clearly communicate the important details of the case and effectively persuade the reader to act on your advice. NOTE ON ROUNDING: Use unrounded numbers for all calculations and round the final answer to the nearest dollar

Intermediate Management Accounting 2 / 11 PROJECT DETAILS “Adding time to your day” is the slogan of Holzmann Cleaning Services (HCS). The company was started by Gretel, who began offering cleaning services to support herself while she was in university studying for a business degree. At the age of 21 she was determined to be known as more than a simple labourer who needed to fund her education. She researched different cleaning products and methodologies to deliver a fast and thorough service to her clients. Ten years later, the business has grown in size and has expanded throughout the city and local rural areas. Gretel is the majority shareholder of the private corporation with two other shareholders. The company consists of a full-time staff of three operations managers (one for commercial operations and two for residential operations), an administrative staff of three, and part-time cleaning staff of over 200 university students, called cleaning agents. Not only is Gretel able to provide high-quality cleaning services to her clients, but she is also able to offer university students part-time work, reducing the need for student loans. The company also owns a fleet of three vans that are used to transport cleaning agents to and from work sites. A fourth van is available for the operations managers to make site visits if necessary. Gretel’s training regimen is thorough as potential hires are trained in the areas of cleaning products, effective cleaning methods and acceptable deportment when entering a client’s residence or place of business. Through this training process, which Gretel carries out herself, she is able to hire only those individuals she feels would provide the high-quality service that keeps clients coming back. Recently, Gretel engaged Martine, a CPA and a local consultant, to review the latest operating statement. Gretel is discouraged with the 20X6 profit margin (Exhibit 1). Additionally, she is concerned with the cash flow as there are seasonal fluctuations in the work, with more work in the months of March and April when many homeowners request more hours for springcleaning chores. As such, Gretel must ensure that there is enough cash on hand to build cleaning supplies inventories and pay for training of any new recruits required to handle the extra work. Other than springtime, cleaning supplies inventory on hand is minimal. She is hoping that Martine will provide some guidance that will help the company attain its profit margins. She has called a meeting with Martine, Sam, the operations manager of commercial operations and Ling, one of the operations managers of residential operations. Intermediate Management Accounting Project Details 3 / 11 GRETEL: I thought we had a pretty good year; sales were up, and we’ve had great reviews. Yet when I look at the bottom line, the profit margin is only 9%. I was hoping for at least 12%. According to industry statistics, the profit margins should be at least 25%. The other issue is that we were short on cash in the late summer. MARTINE: Have there been any significant changes in the operations in the past year? LING: I’ve noted that we’re taking on more residential clients outside the city. I’ve had to make sure that we schedule in more travel time to reach the destination on time. SAM: And don’t forget that at the request of a majority of our commercial clients, we’ve included more eco-friendly cleaning products. It helps boost their image of being socially responsible. MARTINE: I can imagine that this has increased both your travel and cleaning supplies costs. How do you currently cost out your services and how do you arrive at a charge-out rate? GRETEL: We treat the wage costs of our cleaning agents as direct costs. The cost of cleaning supplies, transportation and operations managers’ salaries are considered overhead. We apply the overhead at $10 per direct labour hour and add on an additional 60% to arrive at our charge-out rate. MARTINE: Have you ever taken an activity-based approach to costing your services? Besides the increase in cleaning supplies’ costs, are there some other significant differences in the costs consumed by your commercial clients versus the costs consumed by your residential clients? LING: Well, I’ve had a bit of free time on the residential side so I’ve helped Sam out on occasion with the commercial side. I’ve noted that most of the commercial clients are clustered around the downtown core. So it takes less time to travel there. GRETEL: Because our commercial clients have in-house accounts payable departments, we usually only bill them once per month. While our more recent residential clients are on monthly billing, we still have some that are on weekly billing. However, you should note that we spend almost three times more hours training cleaning agents who work for our commercial clients than training those who work for our residential clients. Part of the reason is that eco-friendly products require more application knowledge. MARTINE: So I understand that the operations managers are not that busy on the residential side? What’s the breakdown between residential and commercial clients? GRETEL: We have about 120 regular commercial clients. They account for 60% of the revenue, even though they amount to less than half of the clients. As for the residential side, I’m not sure we require both full-time operations managers. Alex has gone home early on some days because there was a shortage of work. Intermediate Management Accounting Project Details 4 / 11 MARTINE: And are your cash disbursements pretty much in line with your revenues? GRETEL: For the most part. Our major expenses are cleaning supplies and transportation, which mostly fluctuate with revenues, except for annual preventive maintenance on our vans, which takes place in the slower months of July and August. Oh, and one more thing: I would really like a solid way of giving a potential client a quote before we begin a contract with them. Right now, I measure the square metres and estimate how many hours it will take to complete the work. I multiply that by the direct labour hourly rate and then add on our $10 overhead factor per direct labour hour and 60% for profit. Any ideas? MARTINE: Let me work on this and get back to you with a full report. In the week following the meeting, Martine spent time with Gretel, the operations managers and the administrative staff. She developed the following: · cost pools for indirect costs related to cleaning services along with the cost driver for each pool and activity breakdowns for residential and commercial clients (Exhibit 2) · regression analyses summary results (Exhibit 3) to determine the statistical relationship between: o direct labour hours and transportation costs o direct labour hours and cleaning supplies costs · details regarding expected growth for 20X7 (Exhibit 4) · details regarding a typical commercial and residential client that could be used to develop quotes (Exhibit 5) · details relating to cash collections and disbursements (Exhibit 6) Intermediate Management Accounting Project Details 5 / 11 Exhibit 1 REVENUES AND EXPENSES 20X5 20X6 20X6 Budget Total revenue 728,910 819,000 778,050 90,090 12% 40,950 5% Cost of sales Wages and benefits 233,747 292,184 277,575 58,437 25% 14,609 5% Cleaning supplies 66,406 88,541 67,291 22,135 33% 21,250 32% Transportation costs (including fuel, insurance, depreciation and maintenance) 23,619 30,281 25,890 6,662 28% 4,391 17% Salaries of operations managers 116,000 120,000 118,000 4,000 3% 2,000 2% Cost of sales (direct expenses) 439,772 531,006 488,756 91,234 21% 42,250 9% Gross margin 289,138 287,994 289,294 Operating expenses Administrative labour (training and billing) 175,750 185,000 166,500 9,250 5% 18,500 11% Depreciation (excluding transportation vehicles) 2,703 2,350 2,303 (353) (13%) 47 2% Repairs and maintenance (excluding transportation) 881 890 872 9 1% 18 2% Utilities and telephone/telecommunication 4,712 4,620 4,528 (92) (2%) 92 2% Rent 10,320 10,320 10,114 0 0% 206 2% Interest and bank charges 998 1,050 1,029 52 5% 21 2% Business fees 4,200 4,200 4,116 0 0% 84 2% Advertising and promotion 1,890 2,520 2,470 630 33% 50 2% Insurance (excluding transportation) 2,594 2,730 2,675 136 5% 55 2% 204,048 213,680 194,607 9,632 5% 19,073 10% Net operating profit/loss 85,090 74,314 94,687 (10,776) (13%) (20,373) (22%) 11.67% 9.07% 12.17% Variance from 20X5 actual Variance from 20X6 budget EXHIBIT 1 Holzmann Cleaning Services — Report on Operations Intermediate Management Accounting Project Details 6 / 11 Exhibit 2 Cost pools and activities for activity-based costing analysis Cost driver Cost pool Total activity Commercial activity Residential activity Cleaning supplies commercial Square metres $ 70,833 664,054 664,054 Cleaning supplies residential Square metres $ 17,708 442,703 442,703 Billing Number of invoices $ 129,500 3,054 1,062 1,992 Transportation Number of kilometres $ 30,281 53,124 15,937 37,187 Training Number of hours $ 55,500 554 416 138 Operations management Number of managers $ 120,000 3 1 2 Total expenses $ 423,822 Intermediate Management Accounting Project Details 7 / 11 Exhibit 3 Summary results of regression analyses Analysis of transportation costs and statistical relationship with direct labour hours (Based on monthly information) Regression Statistics Multiple R 0.370106959 R Square 0.136979161 Adjusted R Square 0.050677077 Standard Error 205.6109076 Observations 12 ANOVA d f SS MS Regression 1 67100.46346 67100.46346 Residual 10 422758.4532 42275.84532 Total 11 489858.9167 Coefficients Standard Error t-Stat Intercept 2006.01049 414.9577567 4.8342523 Labour hours 0.280500299 0.222646934 1.25984353 TRANSPORTATION ANALYSIS USING LABOUR HOURS Intermediate Management Accounting Project Details 8 / 11 Analysis of cleaning-supply costs and statistical relationship with direct labour hours (Based on monthly information) Regression Statistics Multiple R 0.834454446 R Square 0.696314222 Adjusted R Square 0.665945644 Standard Error 152.2094937 Observations 12 ANOVA d f SS MS Regression 1 531207.6171 531207.6171 Residual 10 231677.2996 23167.72996 Total 11 762884.9167 Coefficients Standard Error t-Stat Intercept 5922.619076 307.1846274 19.28032378 Labour hours 0.78922842 0.164820911 4.788399819 CLEANING SUPPLIES COST ANALYSIS USING LABOUR HOURS Intermediate Management Accounting Project Details 9 / 11 Exhibit 4 20X7 expected growth data Change in dollars: Expected revenue growth (due to increase in charge-out rate to $39 per hour) 8% Expected increase in cleaning supplies costs due to increase in volume (residential and commercial) 7% Expected increase in commercial cleaning supplies costs due to price increase 9% Labour wage and benefit rate per hour $13.46 Expected increase in transportation costs 9% Change in activity for ABC analysis: Increase in overall square metres of cleaning 7% Increase in number of invoices (commercial only, see option 2 below for residential) 5% Increase total kilometres driven (30% of total kilometres relate to commercial clients) 8% All other expenses will be unchanged. Cost reduction options: 1. Reduce operations management staff costs by putting one residential operations manager on half-time. This would reduce the total cost from $120,000 to $100,000. 2. Change all residential billing to monthly. This would reduce the number of residential invoices sent out by 10% from 20X6 activity. Intermediate Management Accounting Project Details 10 / 11 Exhibit 5 Client data for contract quote development According to Gretel, a cleaning agent is able to clean approximately 50 square metres per hour, on average. Base the annual sales amount on 50 annual visits for commercial clients and a per-visit basis for residential clients. Use the following variable costs: · Wages and benefits — see 20X7 budget and information in Exhibit 4 for hourly rates. · Cleaning-supply costs — see 20X7 budget and information in Exhibit 4 for rate per square metre. · Transportation costs — see 20X7 budget and information in Exhibit 4 for rate per kilometre. Commercial client: Typical commercial client details are as follows: · square metres 1,950 · kilometres driven per visit (round trip) 20 Residential client: Typical residential client details are as follows: · square metres 232 · kilometres driven per visit (round trip) 25 Intermediate Management Accounting Project Details 11 / 11 Exhibit 6 Cash collection and disbursement activity May June July August September October Sales revenue $85,100 $62,900 $67,155 $49,210 $50,875 $68,265 Purchases of cleaning supplies $7,664 $7,240 $7,500 $6,850 $6,900 $7,575 Transportation costs $2,022 $1,904 $2,323 $2,377 $1,327 $1,475 Direct labour wages $30,360 $22,440 $23,958 $17,556 $18,150 $24,354 Management salaries $25,417 $25,417 $25,417 $25,417 $25,417 $25,417 General operating expenses $2,390 $2,390 $2,390 $2,390 $2,390 $2,390 Cash collections: Cash sales 25% Credit collections: Amount collected in month of service 50% Amount collected in month following service 30% Amount collected in second month following service 15% Uncollectable 5% Cash disbursements: Transportation 100% Paid in month incurred Cleaning supplies 60% Paid in month incurred 40% Paid in month following Direct labour 50% Paid in month incurred 50% Paid in month following Remaining expenses 100% Paid in month incurred Additional notes: Depreciation included in monthly general operating expenses $ 196 Annual dividend payment to three shareholders, paid in August $8,000 Expected July 1 beginning cash balance $5,000

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Intermediate Management Accounting 2 / 3 PROJECT 2 (40 MARKS) Project 2 consists of a second report from Martine to Gretel, the president of Holzmann Cleaning Services (HCS). It is due at the end of Week 5 and is out of 40 marks. 1. Prepare a complete 20X7 operating budget for both commercial and residential operations, based on the details provided in Exhibit 4 in Project Details. The operating budget will require adjustments to the activity-based analysis prepared for the direct costs in requirement 2 of Project 1. Indirect general costs should be allocated 60% to commercial and 40% to residential. (6 marks) Provide a discussion of the results in your report. (4 marks) Note: It is important to provide the analysis done in Project 1 so that markers don’t deduct marks for errors made in Project 1. 2. a) Revise the 20X7 operating budget statements to a contribution format. Assume the following are variable costs: i) Wages and benefits ii) Cleaning supplies iii) Transportation costs All remaining costs are fixed. (1 mark) Based on the 20X7 budget: b) Calculate the break-even point in sales dollars based on the 20X7 sales mix. (2 marks) c) Calculate the sales revenue required to achieve a 25% profit margin. (2 marks) d) Provide comments on the results in the report. Your discussion should also include comments on the margin of safety (1 mark) and the limits of the CVP analysis as it pertains to HCS. (2 marks) 3. To assist Gretel in submitting bids for new work, use the 20X7 contribution margin budget to determine an average markup percentage on variable costs for both commercial and residential cleaning services. Using the markup percentages, calculate the sales price of a typical commercial and residential contract (see Exhibit 5 in Project Details). (8 marks) Also provide a short discussion of the results in your report. (2 marks) Intermediate Management Accounting Project 2 3 / 3 4. Cash analysis: a) Prepare a cash budget for the quarter starting July 20X6 using the information in Exhibit 6 found in Project Details. (6 marks) b) Prepare a discussion that highlights your findings in your report. What advice can you give Gretel regarding the handling of cash and her operations during this period? (4 marks) In addition to the above, award 2 marks for report format and professionalism. Your report should clearly communicate the important details of the case and effectively persuade the reader to act on your advice. NOTE ON ROUNDING: Use unrounded numbers for all calculations and round the final answer to the nearest dollar.

Strategic Choice and Evaluation

Answer the following questions No Intro or conclusion…

  1. What is the relationship between a firm’s customers and its business level strategy in terms of who, what and how?  Why is this relationship important?
  2. How can each of the business-level strategies be used to position the firm relative to the five forces of competition in a way that helps the firm earn above-average returns?
  3. What motives might encourage managers and leaders to over diversify their firm?
  4. What might encourage diversification?
  5. What are some trends in the global environment that might impact the choice of international strategies, particularly international corporate-level strategies?
  6. What are two important issues that can potentially affect a firm’s ability to successfully use international strategies?
  7. Why do firms use suborder’s strategic alliances?
  8. What risks are firms likely to experience if they use cooperative strategies?

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How motivating factors of modern fire research impact fire science.

Write a 1500–2000 word essay explaining how motivating factors of modern fire research impact fire science.

    Define how modern fire research has impacted fire science as it relates to each of the following:

        Infrared imaging


        Water mist

        Compressed air foam

    Explain how each of the above has had an impact on fire science.

Use examples to support your discussion.

Include an introductory and conclusion paragraph.

Format your work consistent with APA guidelines.

Include a title page and reference page and cite all sources

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CSTU 101 learning activity 1

Go online and find some information about the “Elgin Marbles” (also called the “Parthenon Marbles”). Read a little about the controversy between the British and Greek governments concerning the ownership of these marbles. In a 2-paragraph essay, first summarize the controversy in your own words, and then take a clear position by supporting either the Greek or British side. Discuss 2 main reasons that support your position. You do not need to do extensive research or reading to complete this assignment well. However, if you include sources, cite them in current APA format. This assignment must be 250–300 words and must include the word count in parentheses. Submit a draft of your Learning Activity to SafeAssign for feedback a few days before the assignment is due.

How motivating factors of modern fire research impact fire science.

Write a 1500–2000 word essay explaining how motivating factors of modern fire research impact fire science.

    Define how modern fire research has impacted fire science as it relates to each of the following:

        Infrared imaging


        Water mist

        Compressed air foam

    Explain how each of the above has had an impact on fire science.

Use examples to support your discussion.

Include an introductory and conclusion paragraph.

Format your work consistent with APA guidelines.

Include a title page and reference page and cite all sources

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Mini-Strategy Week Three

Create a 3- to 4 – slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation 

Include the following in your outline:

  • Organizations (Apple Inc)
  • Evaluate the organization’s mission statement, vision statement and values’ statement.
  • Discuss the organization’s current goals and objectives.
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Strategic Plan, Part 3

Write a 1,400-word minimum internal environmental analysis in which you include the following: 

  • Assess the organization’s internal environment. ( JP Morgan Chase )
  • Identify the most important strengths and weaknesses of your organization including an assessment of the organization’s resources.
  • Identify the most important internal environmental factors in the general, industry, and external analysis in relation to the internal analysis.
  • Perform competitor analysis.
  • Assess the structure of the organization and the influence this has on its performance.
  • Determine the organization’s competitive position and the possibilities this provides. 

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

Support your assessments with Include a minimum of two authoritative references. Remember all references should be included in the body of your paper as in-text citations. 

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Internal Capabilities and Resources

Why is it important for a firm to study and understand its internal organization?

  What is value chain analysis? What does the firm gain by successfully using this tool?

  What factors affect the likelihood a firm will take a competitive action?

  What factors affect the likelihood that your organization will initiate a competitive response to a competitor’s actions?

  What is outsourcing? How do you see the future of outsourcing in your own industry? Do you see it growing, declining & why?

  What does it mean to say that each core competence could become a core rigidity?

  How do you see the relationship between an organization’s “org” structure and its strategy? Discuss what it means to say that structure and strategy have a reciprocal relationship

  How do firms identify internal strengths and weaknesses? Why is it vital that managers have a clear understanding of their firm’s strengths and weaknesses?

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Week 2 General Questions/Thoughts

  1. Why is it important for a firm to study and understand the external environment?
  2. Which are most important among the economic, technological, social and demographic, political and ecological remote environmental factors impacting your own industry & firm?  Make sure to explain your strategic thinking about your firm and be as specific as possible.
  3. What are the differences between the general environment and the industry environment? Why are these differences important?
  4. What is the external environmental analysis process (four parts). What does the firm want to learn when using this process?
  5. Explain the differences among the seven segments of the general environment. Why are these details of interest to organizations?
  6. How do the five forces of competition in an industry affect its profitability potential?
  7. Why is it important for a company’s design to include sustainable processes?

MGT 279 Assignment 4

1. In summary, what does the report’s author blame for the problems encountered on the Big Dig project?

2. As an expert, to what extent do you think the author has got things right? Based on your knowledge of what it takes to manage major programs, how would you summarize what went wrong with this project?

3. To what extent do you feel that if the Big Dig had followed the US Department of Defense approach to managing major programs it would have been more successful? What problems might arise in trying to employ the US DoD approach?

4. What lessons can be derived from the Big Dig experience that can be shared with individuals and organizations that are about to begin work on a major program?

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MGT 270 Assignment 6


  1. Based on demographic data supplied in “Our Community” (p. 3), provide a summary of some key characteristics of the community and its members.
  • Beginning in the 1990s, PWC tied its budget to achieving its strategic plan. Explain how PWC uses the strategic plan to establish the foundation of its budget, using specific examples from Citizens Guide.
  1. What are the top four sources of revenue for PWC? Do you believe the PWC revenue profile is typical for counties in the USA? Explain your answer.
  1. PWC divides its budget into two categories: capital budget and operating budget. What is the difference between the two. What is the primary source of revenue for the capital budget? For the operating budget?
  1. A big portion of the PWC budget entails “transfer to schools.” What does this mean from both the Revenue and Expenditure perspective? Supplement your answer with data from Citizens Guide. Be sure to look at the special character of this budget item on p. 11.
  1. Smart county budgeting requires political sensitivity of elected officials. How is such political sensitivity reflected in the PWC budget process? (Hint: See p. 14.)
  2. The PWC Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is reasonably typical for counties in the USA. Why do county (and municipal) budgets distinguish between capital budgets and operating budgets? Which three budget areas dominate anticipated capital budget expenditures? Where do you think the money is being spent in these three areas?
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MGT 270 Assignment 7

Slann points out that two prevailing traits of today’s world are increasing interdependence in the global economy and increased strength of ethnic and religious forces. Your response should be 1 – 2 pages long, single spaced. Note that the answers to these questions require thought and research on your part. There is no cookbook answer.

    1. What evidence is there to back up Slann’s view?
  • To what extent do these two traits reinforce each other, or work in contrary directions?

Strategic Plan, Part 2: Strategic Planning Process Paper

You will perform an environmental scan for your target company. 

Choose an organization according to the following:

  • Organization that you want to work for once you complete your MBA (JP Morgan Chase)

Write a 1,050-word minimum environmental analysis in which you include the following: 

  • Determine how to create value and sustain competitive advantage using the environmental scanning strategy.
  • Evaluate the company’s external environment.
  • Identify and assess one or more of the Five Forces that are most important in driving competition in your organization’s external industry environment.
  • Assess the company’s general environment.
  • Evaluate the organization’s industry operating environment.

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

Support your assessments with Include a minimum of two authoritative references. Remember all references should be included in the body of your paper as in-text citations. 

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Qualitative study on Autism

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, be sure to have read all the required resources for the week.

Locate a peer-reviewed qualitative research study in the Ashford University Library on the topic you chose in Week One for your Final Research Proposal. You may choose to use a qualitative study that was included in the literature review you used in the Week One assignment by searching the reference list for qualitative research studies on the topic. It is also acceptable to utilize a qualitative research study on your topic that was not included in your literature review.

Once you have located an appropriate qualitative study, identify the specific qualitative research design used. Summarize the main points of the study including information on the research question, sampling strategy, research design, data analysis method(s), findings, and conclusion(s). Evaluate the published qualitative research study focusing on and identifying the researcher’s paradigm or worldview and any evidence of reflexivity described in the report. Explain whether or not potential biases were adequately addressed by the researchers. Describe how the researchers applied ethical principles in the research study.

Assignment # 1

Philosopher Report on Edward T. Hall. research the contributions of this ethicist to communication ethics. Detail the contributions of this writer to the understanding of communication ethics. Write a 4-5 page report and present your findings in this paper. The report should include: biographical information, an overview of his philosophy (main concepts he is known for) and the connection he has to communication ethics. Cite 5 sources.

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Assignment # 6

Instructions Choose one of the articles below for analysis. Discuss the subject matter in the article, and interpret the results and what the confidence interval and margin of error mean as they apply to the specific subject matter. Bobkoff, D. (2016, Aug 05). Hillary clinton looks like she’s about to crush donald trump — but it might not be so simple. The News Herald Retrieved from McKnight, P. (2006, Jun 03). Understanding a poll’s margin of error: The Vancouver Sun Retrieved from Silver, N. (2013, Mar 08). A justice’s use of statistics, viewed skeptically. New York Times Retrieved from Graves, A. (2017, Jun 27). DID SOUTH ST. PETERSBURG’S POVERTY RATE FALL AS FAST AS RICK KRISEMAN SAID? EVIDENCE THIN. Tampa Bay Times Retrieved from Alternatively, you may search for an original article. If you choose this route, locate a news article or report (in a popular news source such as Time, Newsweek, or the Wall Street Journal) in which a population mean is estimated from a sample. The article should include a margin of error and confidence interval. The Northcentral Library has created a resource to aid you in finding an appropriate article: Population in the News Assignment Guide Length: 1-2 pages not including title and reference pages Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your paper should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

Assignment # 4

Read the article entitled, “Are We Smarter than Our Parents?” in chapter 5 of your textbook. This article addresses a study by Dr. James Flynn of the rise of the IQ rate over generations, and how statistics are involved in tracking this phenomenon, especially with reference to the material in chapter 5. Write a paper in which you explore some of the statistical data that has been found in this area of study. Additionally choose and answer one of the four questions below in a focused and clear manner. Remember to integrate the statistical data in the article that discusses this topic. 1.Which explanation do you favor for the Flynn effect: that people are getting smarter or that people are merely getting more practice at the skills measured on IQ tests? Defend your opinion. 2.The rise in performance on IQ tests contrasts sharply with a steady decline in performance over the past few decades on many tests that measure factual knowledge, such as the SAT. Think of several possible ways to explain these contrasting results, and form an opinion as to the most likely explanation. 3.Results on IQ tests tend to differ among different ethnic groups. Some people have used this fact to argue that some ethnic groups tend to be intellectually superior to others. Can such an argument still be supported in light of the Flynn effect? Defend your opinion. 4.Discuss some of the common uses of JQ tests. Do you think that IQ tests should be used for these purposes? Does the Flynn effect alter your thoughts about the uses of IQ tests? Explain. Length: 1-2 pages not including title and reference pages

Professional Portfolio Based on ISOP

Professional Portfolio This assignment requires you to gather a compilation of papers and projects from this course and previous courses and add them to your Professional Portfolio. The portfolio is designed to help you compile all you have learned throughout your undergraduate studies with the best examples of your work to represent what you are capable of doing when you graduate the program. This assignment also gives you a opportunity to reflect on what you have learned as a student of psychology, and to prepare to actualize your post-graduation goals. It will serve as a resource as you navigate the world of prospective employers and graduate admissions committees. The student portfolio is also a measure of effectiveness for the Argosy University baccalaureate program in Psychology. As you develop professionally following graduation, you can add work samples and other pertinent materials, as well as modify existing documents, to reflect that development. The Professional Portfolio includes two main sections. A Professional Profile section that is completed by all students with either an Employment focus or a Graduate School focus, depending on your post-baccalaureate plans. The second section holds your Professional Work Samples demonstrating your abilities, skills, and competencies across a range of tasks and objectives. This section also includes a Final Evaluation of your work samples, yourself, and the psychology program. The Professional Profile section summarizes your career planning and professional goals. You have already compiled the documents for this section in Modules 1 and 2 of this course. It contains the following documents: A Cover Letter as a way to introduce yourself to a potential employer This includes details about yourself and why you feel you are qualified for the position. (Employment). OR A Personal Statement describing your immediate and long-term career goals, including an explanation of why these goals are appropriate in terms of your knowledge, skills, personal characteristics, values, and experiences (Graduate School). Note: The personal statement is attached to the Curriculum Vitae (Graduate School), and the Cover Letter is attached to the Resume (Employment), so take the time to be creative and not repeat yourself. A Resume with list of References that is current, accurate, and professional in appearance. (Employment). OR A Curriculum Vitae with list of References that is current, accurate and professional in appearance. (Graduate School) OPTIONAL: A copy of your Transcript(s) The Professional Work Samples section demonstrates your performance and mastery of Argosy University’s program outcomes/competencies for the Psychology major. Select 3-5 documents to serve as samples of your best work in the program. Together, they should illustrate your mastery of all the 7 program outcomes listed below. Examples of the type of work that would illustrate each outcome is provided below, as well. The 3-5 documents should be samples of your work that you completed in previous courses as an undergraduate student. These outcomes are listed below, along with the assignments that could be included to demonstrate mastery of the outcome: Cognitive abilities (critical thinking and information literacy): Assignments or projects that demonstrate problem solving, analysis, synthesis, appropriate use of information resources, etc. Research skills: A copy of a research proposal, a survey developed, etc. Communication skills (written and oral): A topic paper, presentation outline, or PowerPoint that demonstrates your written and oral communication skills. Ethics & Diversity awareness: Papers that demonstrate your understanding and/or analysis of ethical and diversity issues in psychology. Knowledge of foundations of the field: Assignments, papers, or projects that demonstrate your understanding of basic concepts, theories, and empirical findings in one or more of the domains of psychology, including biological, cognitive, developmental, personality, and social. Knowledge of applied psychology: Assignments, papers, or projects from courses and/or an internship that demonstrates your ability to apply psychology to personal, social, and/or organizational problems. Interpersonal Effectiveness: PowerPoint presentations, videos of your presentations that demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively, appreciate diversity and cultural sensitivity and awareness of your impact on others. Once you have assembled your work samples, you will write a 700-1000 word narrative to serve as a preface to the Professional Work Samples section. This narrative should consist of a clear and thoughtful analysis of how each work sample reveals your strengths and areas for improvement, according to each of the seven areas addressed in the program outcomes/competencies (listed above). Towards this purpose, you will complete the Student Self Appraisal of Learningfirst, and then use that to generate the preface . Make sure you also address how you intend to strengthen your competencies in all areas as you graduate onto the next step of your professional career. On which areas will you focus most and why? This preface should also include an evaluation of the Psychology program as well as suggestions for the program that will enable it to help future Psychology majors develop these strengths and overcome these weaknesses in the future. Enter each of these components (Professional Profile, Professional Work Samples, with self- evaluation) into the Professional Profile Template.

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GE’s Poor Planning Results in Delays & Increased Costs


Principles of Management (MGT101 )

2nd Semester (2018-2019)

Assignment Workload:

  • This Assignment consists of a Mini Case.
  • Assignment is to be submitted by each student individually.

Assignment Purposes/Learning Outcomes:

After completion of Assignment-1 students will able to understand the

  • Recognize the functions of planning, organizing and controlling and how they interrelate (Lo2.1)
  • Ability to carry out organization’s role in ethics, diversity, and social responsibility. (Lo3.3)
  • Answer questions related to case study.

Assignment Regulation:

  • All students are encouraged to use their own words.
  • Student must apply “Times New Roman Font” with 1.5 space within their reports.
  • A mark of zero will be given for any submission that includes copying from other resource without referencing it.
  • Assignment -1 should be submitted on or before the end of Week-07.
  • If the assignment shows more than 25% plagiarism, the students would be graded zero.
  • Due date for the submission of Assignment-1:
  • Assignment -1 should be posted in the Black Board by Week-5.
  • The due date for the submission of Assignment-1 is end of 7th Week.
  • Assignment has to be in Word format only no PDF.

Assignment Structure:

A.No Type Marks
Assignment-1 Case Study 5
Total   5


Please go to Chapter 5 “Planning” available in your textbook Management: A Practical Approach 7th edition by Kinicki, A., & Williams, B., at the end of the Chapter read Case: “GE’s Poor Planning Results in Delays & Increased Costs” and answer the following questions:

  • Assignment Questions:
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Q1. Which of the fundamentals of planning did GE execute ineffectively? Explain your rationale.

Q2. State two SMART goals for GE based on the case. Given the political issues discussed in the case, how might GE ensure that these goals are attainable? Discuss.

Q3. Using Figure 5.5 “The Planning /Control Cycle”, describe what GE could have done to improve the process of transporting the evaporator. Provide specific recommendations.

Q4. What did you learn about planning based on this case? Explain.


Graduate Course Analysis

Assignment Deadline: 2/15/2018

Assignment Deadline Time: 3:30pm M.S.T.



Write a 1,750-word essay report on perception and concept of forensic science in 21st-century criminal justice.

Be sure to THOROUGHLY ADRESS the following components in the essay: 

  • How important is forensic science to policing and criminal investigations, court processes, and security efforts at various levels? Explain your rationale in a historical approach.
  • How accurate is the popular media representation of forensic science? How does this influence popular opinion on justice-related issues?
  • What possible influence does the “CSI” effect have on the judicial process?

Provide Subtitles for each section

Include at least four (4) Peer-Reviewed resources within the essay.

Properly quote and cite all references used. Essay MUST have direct “in-text” quotes (examples) to support writing.

Properly format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Paper MUST be in APA ESSAY FORMAT. Reference Page MUST be in APA FORMAT. Essay must have a strong introduction, body, conclusion, and smooth transitional phrases for sentences and paragraphs.

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NOTE: cover page, reference page and subtitles are NOT included in the 1,750-word count for essay. Essay must have thoroughly detailed information and references to support analysis.

NAME __________________________________________

Introduction to Theatre Exam #1

  1. List four distinguishing traits of Ancient Greek Theatre . . .




  1. Shakespeare was a major theatrical influence during the

_____________________________________ era.

  1. What is a cyclorama?
  1. Explain how catharsis relates to Ancient Greek theatre.
  1. When an audience sits on three sides of the stage, what type of stage configuration is that called?
  1. Name three traits that can describe Roman Theatre.




  1. What is the area downstage of the curtain line referred to as?
  1. If you are hidden from the view of the audience in a proscenium theatre, you are likely ______________________________________________________  . (In what area?)
  1. List three distinguishing traits associated with theatre during the Middle Ages.
  1. What type of curtains are used to hide the offstage areas from the view of the audience?
  1. What is the stuff called that you can put in front of a light to change its color?
  1.   List three major theatre artists from the Elizabethan era.
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  1. Explain the difference between a spot light and a flood light.
  1. Give me the names of three major figures in Greek Theatre.
  1. What purpose did theatre serve in the Middle Ages?
  1.   Describe to me how your experience might have been had you attended a public showing of a piece of theatre in the Elizabethan era.
  1. What do you call a piece of masking that hangs vertically to hide the wing space of a proscenium stage?
  1. What kind of stage configuration has audience sitting on four sides?
  1. What’s the difference between private theatre and public theatre during the Elizabethan era?
  1. What is the literal translations of tragedy according to the Ancient Greeks?
  1. Describe what a pageant wagon from the Middle Ages would look like.
  1. ___________________________ was the god of wine, fertility, and theatre in Ancient Greece.
  1. What kinds of Roman theatre are equivalent to our modern “reality” programming?
  1.   Who wrote POETICS?
  1. Who was the most famous actor of the Elizabethan era?
  1. What is the device called that goes between the lamp and the lens of a spot light that allows a designer to create patterns in the light?
  1. List two distinctive traits of a proscenium stage.
  1. Why might have the Greeks performed their theatre in an amphitheater?
  1. What is a dithyramb?
  1. Near the end of the Roman Empire, what entity outlawed theatrical performances?
  1. What era of theatre history most resembles our current theatrical paradigm?
  1. Please explain the difference between upstage and downstage.
  1. Please, label each area of the stage on the plan view drawing below . . .

                                                AUDIENCE IS HERE

  1. What is a satyr play?
  1. Who did the Romans get most of their theatrical ideas from?
  1. What were the two possible purposes of an “orange girl” at an Elizabethan theatre performance?
  1. Out of the four eras of theatre history we studied in class, which two were considered “Golden Ages” of theatre?
  1. What era (of the four we studied) of theatre is the most intriguing to you, and why?
  1. What is the name of the masking curtain that hangs horizontally to hide the stuff hanging above the stage from the view of the audience?
  1. Explain how theatre lost its original purpose (why it was invented) throughout its history from the Greeks to the Romans to the Middle Ages.
  1. At a public performance at the Globe theatre during the Elizabethan era, what choices might you have as to where you view the performance (hint: there are three of them).
  1. What new type of lighting instrument allows you to use colored diodes to mix color while using a lot less electricity?
  1. According to Aristotle’s POETICS what defines a play as a comedy?
  1. What is a raked stage?
  1. Who was employed to put on the plays depicting stories from the Old Testament in the Middle Ages?
  1.   Tell me what Hamlet is saying in this quotation in your own words . . .

“I have of late–but wherefore I know not–lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises; and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition, that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o’erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appeareth nothing to me but a foul and pestilent congregation of vapors. What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving, how express and admirable in action, how like an angel in apprehension, how like a god! The beauty of the world; the paragon of animals; and yet to me what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me.

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