THE HACKER GROUP “HIDDEN LYNX” Principles of Information Security

Dr. Karen Lederer Principles of Information Security   THE HACKER GROUP “HIDDEN LYNX” (534 words)     The current increase of various kinds of piracy is a sign of the kind of world in which we live in today, thanks to globalization. Although we mostly hear about cyber-criminals and how much harm they cause, it is worthy to note that there are what some like to call white-hat hackers, or “good hackers”. Several of these groups have specific objectives, such as eliminating child pornography sites or scams, as well as exposing information that some governments hide from the people (Palmer). Hidden Lynx is a paid group of hackers, that provides personalized services of attack methods to carry out specific tasks such as stealing information from a wide range of both corporate and government targets. They are known to take advantage of “zero-day” vulnerabilities and tend to employ techniques such as “watering hole” to...

How effective would you rate Coleman as a visionary leader? Discuss

Read the Case study and answer the following 3 questions. Please use the document in the attachment to support all the answers. Also, I highlighted Exhibit 13.8 in the text.   QUESTIONS   How effective would you rate Coleman as a visionary leader? Discuss. Where would you place Coleman on the chart of types of leaders in Exhibit 13.8? Where would you place Deacon? If you were Deacon, what would you do?     The Visionary Leader   When Frank Coleman first began his job as president of Hi-Tech Aerostructures, most managers and employees felt a surge of hope and excitement. Hi-Tech Aerostructures is a 50-year-old family-owned manufacturing company that produces parts for the aircraft industry. The founder and owner had served as president until his health began to decline, and he felt the need to bring in someone from outside the company to get a fresh perspective. It was certainly needed. Over the past several years, Hi-Tech had just been stumbling along.   Coleman came to the company from a smaller business, but one with excellent credentials as a leader in advanced aircraft technology. He had a vision for transforming Hi-Tech into a world-class manufacturing facility. In addition to implementing cutting-edge technology, the vision included transforming the sleepy, paternalistic culture to a more dynamic, adaptive one and empowering employees to take a more active, responsible role in the organization. After years of just doing the same old thing day after day, vice president David Deacon was delighted with the new president and thrilled when Coleman asked him to head up the transformation project.   Deacon and his colleagues...

CONTRACTUAL RELATOINSHIP OF ORGANIZATIONS AND STAFF

CONTRACTUAL RELATOINSHIP OF ORGANIZATIONS AND STAFF THE LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES OF PHYSICIANS WALDEN UNIVERSITY       Introduction A doctor contracted to a hospital has a legal and ethical responsibility to the hospital and to the patients who uses his services. However, in situations where a doctor is not an employee of the hospital he may legal issue all on his own. In this case, it appears that the doctor – having “privileges” at the hospital – may simply be an independent contractor. According to Pozgar (2014), an independent contractor may assume employment without being directly controlled by anyone. Being an independent contractor, however, does not ward issues of ethics and legality from a hospital where the services are provided. Legal Aspect                         Circumstantial Liability for the Hospital Physicians are expected to be in a state of good health and well-being. Nevertheless, they are human beings and not immune to life’s challenges and struggles – personal and professional. A hospital is at great risk for maintaining employment to a contract of some sort to a physician that could be incompetent. As mentioned in the text, independent contractor or employees can have their privileges terminated if company bylaws are broken (Pozgar, 2014). On the other hand, a hospital can be liable for an independent contractor if the organization is perceived as the medical provider. A foreseeable act of negligence is ar stake in this case and must be addressed. Authority of the Hospital In this situation it is believed that the hospital maintains an...

CHALLENGES OF CAPACITY AND DECISION MAKING

CHALLENGES OF CAPACITY AND DECISION MAKING THE ROLE OF FAMILY, HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND AUTONOMY WALDEN UNIVERSITY     Introduction It is a constitutional right in the United States that every individual has the right to make his or her own decision regarding health. That includes the right to refuse medication or any medical treatment, even if it means saving the patient’s life. Controversially, is the issue of how much autonomy can a patient have when the capacity to make certain decisions is questionable? Health care providers are required to get an informed consent from patients and should ensure that the right of the patient and the ability to make conscious decision is respected. Family members should also respect the capacity of their loved ones in making these decision and follow the wishes. Legal doctrines such as state legislations, advance directives and the use of a power of attorney have been implemented to address some these issues. Legal Issues of the Presented Case The issue is complex and conflicting but choosing the right path should work in the best interest of the patient. The diagnoses of Alzheimer’s disease coupling with the preliminary results of mild dimension is a factor relevant to this case because this could highlight evidence of his incapacity to make sound health care decisions. However, before anything can be finalized a complete assessment of Mr. John’s capacity should be done. This includes the ability of the patient to understand the risks, alternative and benefits; express what...

HEALTH CARE TREATMENT AND PREVENTABLE CARE

HEALTH CARE TREATMENT AND PREVENTABLE CARE MEDICARE AND THE NEVER EVENTS RULE WALDEN UNIVERSITY     Introduction Pressure ulcer generally occurs on the area of the body that is bony. It is caused by extensive pressure in a particular area, reducing the flow of blood to the body’s tissue. Such things as malnutrition, dehydration, infection, moisture and incontinence are just some of the factors that causes pressure ulcer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that more than 1 in 10 nursing home resident develop pressure ulcer; 11 percent of all nursing residents and mainly those 64 years and under (Park-Lee and Caffrey, 2009).   Risk Factors and Proper Skin Care Regardless of the facility that a patient is admitted, there is a standard of care that is required to effectively treat the patient. Providing competent staff, timely care and treatment, proper nutrition and recognizing when a patient may be in harm is imperative to avoid injuries or incur additional ones. These are elements of negligent that could result in liability charges for medical malpractice for health care organizations and providers (Pozgar, 2013). Health care organizations generally implement measures where a skin assessment is done for patients who are at risk for pressure ulcers; this aides in preventing the injury from happening. For a pressure ulcer that is already present it should be documented accurately stating the location, stage, size – including the perimeter, odor, and pain level (Demarco, n.d.). The necessary medial staff is also required to treat the wound. Once...

LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN THE HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEM

LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN THE HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEM A CASE STUDY OF PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE WALDEN UNIVERSITY     Legal Aspects of the Case Laws are developed for the benefit of the society. Its enactment is to protect those individuals who require protection and outline the consequences and penalties for those who break them. In healthcare, there are laws that affect patients and providers alike. However, the law illustrates the duty we have to care for each other and if we fail to do, injuring someone in the process, there will be a penalty (Pozgar, 2013). It is especially imminent for providers to adhere to the law – state, federal or organizational – for the betterment of the patients they care for. Healthcare providers do not set out with the malicious intent to harm those being cared for. Unfortunately, situations arise where individuals are hurt, or worst, die from the negligence of their providers. The laws broken included nurses not adhering to standards required for their skills, going against hospital policies, and lack of proper...

Women’s rights / Article

Women’s rights / Article AMH2010 (558 words)   In 1848 in the month of July a gathering devoted to women’s rights took place in Seneca Falls, New York. Only about one hundred people attended this convention and about two thirds of the crowd were women. Elizabeth Stanton a principal organizer of this gathering wanted to stand up for what she believed in and give women a voice all around the country that couldn’t speak for themselves. At the gathering Stanton developed her own type of Declaration calling it the “Declaration of sentiments, Grievances, and resolutions” that was a shot at the preamble of the Declaration of Independence that stated: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.”...

How do the three levels of management balance each other out? How do they work together in an organization?

How do the three levels of management balance each other out? How do they work together in an organization? ANSWER:    This should help in further reading and research There are three levels of management namely : Top level,middle level as well as front-line/operative level management: They relate to each other as follows Top level management – is in charge of the management of the goals and policies of the organisation.This is the administrative level carrying out the planning and coordination function Middle level management – This level executes the plans and decisions of the top level management. They head departments within the organisation....

how would we define transgender? Would it mean anything, or would it even exist?

If we didn’t have binary gender roles, but rather a more fluid scale of masculinity and femininity based on true interests, rather than our given sex, how would we define transgender? Would it mean anything, or would it even exist? How would you explain cultural and subcultural views using the example of transgender people and their acceptance in the United States? ANSWER:    If we didnot have binary roles people would be able to truely express themselves as they wish regarldess of one’s sex. More people will be able to go and have relationships, careers and general life in a more comfortable and...

INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP STYLES – A description of commonly desired leadership styles in this industry. Why are they important to your chosen organization?

Leadership Profile Part II: Outline Worksheet   In this course, you will write a 1,400- to 1,750-word Leadership Profile, due in Week 5.This assignment also includes the company profile the Learning Team developed in Week 2. Review the requirements for that assignment.   This week, using the Center for Writing Excellence resources, provide your thesis statement and begin creating the informal outline for your Learning Team’s Leadership Profile assignment. Include the following in the outline this week: A description of commonly desired leadership traits in this industry. Why are they important to your chosen organization? A description of commonly desired leadership skills in this industry. Why are they important to your chosen organization? A description of commonly desired leadership styles in this industry. Why are they important to your chosen organization? A description of commonly desired leadership behaviors in this industry. Why are they important to your chosen organization? Discuss standard Methods for developing leaders in this industry. Why are they important to your chosen organization? Describe strategies for how industry leaders balance competing values and priorities and avoid failure. Provide a word picture of the ideal candidate. Does your organization value managers or leaders? ANSWER:       INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP STYLES     A variety of leaders and their leadership styles exits in the market in a number of places and organizations and industries in the economy as a whole. However the most outstanding type of leadership styles advocated for centuries over by many leaders and the led alike is the democratic style of leadership. A...

List and define the sources of American law and describe what branch of government that each source of law comes from

List and define the sources of American law and describe what branch of government that each source of law comes from. ANSWER:    There are four sources of law in the U.S. These include; 1.)   The constitution The constitution is the supreme law of the U.S and is the one mandated with the establishment of government, functions, the responsibilities of departments, office bearers and their boundaries. 2.)   The statutes It denotes to the rules, regulations and procedures enacted by the Congress. These are     through the federal level or...

Identify marketing and information technology as part of the strategies and tactics section of the business plan

Develop a minimum of seven hundred word section for your business model and strategic plan in which you add your strategies and tactics to implement and realize your objectives, measures, and targets. Identify marketing and information technology as part of the strategies and tactics section of the business plan. Develop at least three methods to monitor and control your proposed strategic plan, being sure to analyze how the measures will advance organizational goals financially and operationally. Determine the best possible options for evaluating the strategic plan. Explain the ethical issues faced by the organization, summarize the legal and regulatory issues faced by the organization, and then summarize the organization’s corporate social responsibility. Show, in this section, the possible implications of the triple bottom line (people, planet, profit) on the strategic plan and its implementation. Prepare a minimum three hundred and fifty word executive summary defining the new division of existing business. Share your Vision, Mission, final business model, and value proposition, and list your key assumptions, risks, and change management issues. Quantify the growth and profit opportunity and planned impact on various stakeholders. ANSWER:    Strategic Plan   Summary The Akademiks clothing organization is a “hip-hop” focused garments or clothing organization that has been around for more than ten years. In the times of its reality, it has picked up a vast after and figured out how to pull in fans among prominent superstars too. Akademiks is thought to be the primary constraint in the realm of urban attire. It began in 1999 by two siblings who had the energy for urban design. Equally pooled their assets and imaginative abilities together to creator what...

 American Exceptionalism

I need help writing an essay 1,500-2,000 words double spaced. The prompt is  to express equally strong belief in American exceptionalism and the influence it has on modern day life. No sources necessary. Just meaningful and no grammar mistakes. ANSWER:    American Exceptionalism Name Institution     American Exceptionalism Introduction American exceptionalism was founded during the period of the declaration of independence in 1776. It was during this period that US freed itself from British control. American exceptionalism can be defined as a unique or special charter in the United States of a free nation based on democratic ideals and individual liberty. The charter made it look like the United States differed qualitatively from other developed nations in the world. Much of these beliefs were because of the historical evolution of America, the different political institutions, the national credo, as well as different religious systems. However, all that has been categorized with the superiority of the nation. American is known to be a superpower because of the different activities it is involved with throughout the world. Some nations of the world have criticized the policies adopted by America due to its exceptionalism. Nevertheless American exceptionalism has had great influence...

Using Apple, Starbucks, or any other business that operates in many countries to describe cultural differences that exist in privacy and data security

Dr. Karen Lederer Principles of Information Security   Using Apple, Starbucks, or any other business that operates in many countries to describe cultural differences that exist in privacy and data security     Cultural differences are very important in international business, and having knowledge of other cultures means understanding the effect of countries’ cultural differences on business practices. For this, it is necessary to know the social structure, religious and ethical backgrounds, language, education, and culture at work. It’s important to know and understand these expectations, so that we can manage conflicts that might occur due to cultural differences (Schwalbe, K. 66-68). Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin & Robbins, also known as Dunkin’ Brands found out, the hard way, how important it is to understand cultural differences, when they spread globally with products that, in some cases are absolutely unknown or they are far from the customs and traditions of other countries. The products or...

What are the attempts of turkey and Egypt to modernize before 1914

Please answer three of the following questions. Unless bullet statements are used , the answer should be atleast 250 words. Please use examples as nessary. 1. What are the attempts of turkey and Egypt to modernize before 1914. 2. How did the Skyes-Picot Agreement and the Balfour Declaration affect the middle East in the Post-Ottoman post-WW1 era? 3. In what ways did the Middle East radicalize betwen 1945 and 1975 and why were the Arabian peninsula states able to buck this trend. 4. How did Iran attempt to modernize before 1914? 5. Why did Iraq and Syria turn to authoritarian rule between WW2 and the seventies? ANSWER:   What are the attempts of turkey and Egypt to modernize before 1914. Countries, turkey and Egypt made various attempts to modernize their countries before 1914. . Prior to First World War, turkey was under the role of Ottoman Empire. Under the Ottoman Empire, turkey was an Islamic country. In 1876, Abdul-Hamid II becomes the sultan of turkey. He reversed all liberal reforms, becoming an autocratic ruler who repressed all opposition to his government. He was against modernization of country. In 1908 Young Turk army officers rebelled. They forced Abdul-Hamid to restore the constitution and call together a parliament....

Compare exclusive federal jurisdiction to exclusive state jurisdiction. Then describe the diversity of citizenship jurisdiction

Compare exclusive federal jurisdiction to exclusive state jurisdiction. Then describe the diversity of citizenship jurisdiction. ANSWER:    federal courts have single jurisdiction over federal bankruptcy crimes, antitrust trademark , patent, ,copyright and other special cases whereas in exclusive state jurisdiction State courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all stuffs to which the federal judicial  does not...

INFORMATION SECURITY COULD BE CONSIDERED AN ART AND/OR A SCIENCE

Dr. Karen Lederer Principles of Information Security   INFORMATION SECURITY COULD BE CONSIDERED AN ART AND/OR A SCIENCE (280 words)     Since, information security must be modified to suit the specific needs of each company, no two companies would ever have the same security plan in place. A manual for implementing security through the entire system must be uniquely created for each individual company. Making a mistake can be very easy and the consequences could be devastating for the company. This...

Issues in Aboriginal Women’s Health

Issues in Aboriginal Women’s Health (1525 words)   Issues in Aboriginal Women’s Health The theme of, “issues in Aboriginal women’s health and wellness” is important to study as many Aboriginal women are faced with problems that negatively affect their health and wellness. Thus, consideration of this theme will ensure that a solution is realized to solve the problems that Aboriginal women go through. The use of the Aboriginal epistemology, or the aboriginal way of knowing, being, and living is sufficient in understanding the various health and wellness issues Aboriginal women are faced with (Bent, 2008). Thus, a major research question arises as to whether Aboriginal women are capable of dealing with the health and wellness issues. The Canadian society is seen as leaning towards social homogenization, considering the study of the Canadian society conducted in the early 1900 (Carter, 1999). This entails ensuring the entire society is catered for using specific policies established by the government, which do not usually consider the specific needs of individuals within the society. There have been neoliberal programs and policies that were directed towards Aboriginal women, yet issues in most areas of health persist amongst the Aboriginal (Harding, 2005). The use of ‘one-size-fit-all’ approach is one of the reasons that resulted in further marginalization of the Aboriginal women. In effect, using the ‘one-size-fit-all’ approach has undermined the importance of the policies in fostering healthy communities. Western knowledge contributes to the inequalities that exist among Aboriginal communities because it ignores the traditional methods...

Identify the separation of powers between the three branches of government

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word essay that addresses the following: Identify the separation of powers between the three branches of government. Then, discuss how each branch checks and balances the other branches. Select and discuss a current event or issue from the past 5 years (possible areas include: health care reform, presidential appointments, and national security, for example). Then, discuss 1) how the separation of powers affects this issue and 2) how the checks and balances affects this issue. Cite at least four references to support the content of your paper. ANSWER:   Identify the separation of powers between the three branches of government. Then, discuss how each branch checks and balances the other branches The initial three articles of the U.S. Constitution require the forces of the central government to be partitioned among three separate branches: the authoritative, the official, and the legal branch. Under the partition of forces, every branch is free, has a different capacity, and may not usurp the elements of another branch. Be that as it may, the branches are interrelated. They participate with each other furthermore keep each other from endeavoring to expect an excess of force. This relationship is portrayed as one of governing rules, where the elements of one branch serve to contain and change the force of another. Through this intricate arrangement of shields, the Framers of the Constitution looked to ensure the country against oppression. Under the detachment of forces, every branch of government has a particular capacity. The administrative branch—the Congress—makes the laws. The official branch—the president—executes the...

What is supply chain security, why is it a concern for all businesses, and what are three related threats?

Name Dr. Karen Lederer Principles of Information Security   What is supply chain security, why is it a concern for all businesses, and what are three related threats? Supply chain security refers to the efforts used to protect all supply chain assets with security measures within the company. The protection of these assets doesn’t stop at locks and gates, but also includes protecting the products and people that are involved in the process, as well as all the information that flows through the supply chain. The supply chain is responsible from moving a product or service from supplier to customer. All supply...

The Rwandan Crisis

The Rwandan Crisis (3.161 words)     Objective: In this paper, I will discuss the history of the Rwandan crisis, the events that led to this crisis, what happened during the crisis and the outcome of survivors and Rwanda itself.   Ethnic tension in Rwanda is nothing new. There have been always been disagreements between the majority Hutus and minority Tutsis, but the animosity between them has grown substantially since the colonial period. The two ethnic groups are actually very similar speaking the same language, inhabiting the same areas and following the same traditions (BBC). When Rwanda was first settled, the people who lived there raised cattle. Soon, the people who owned the most cattle were called “Tutsi” and everyone else was called “Hutu.” At this time, a person could easily change categories through marriage or cattle acquisition.  Throughout the course of 100 days from April 6 to July 16 1994, approximately 800,000 to 1 million Tutsis and some moderate Hutus were massacred in the Rwandan genocide. During this period, more than 6 men, women and children were murdered every minute of every hour of every day. This efficiency of killing was maintained for more than 3 months. As in many African countries the impact of the colonial power was substantial and some of the roots of the 1994 genocide can be traced back to Rwanda’s colonial history. The two colonial masters, Germany and Belgium, has significant influence especially on the relationship between the two major groups, the Hutu and the Tutsi. There was a third group known as the Twa, it only constituted about one percent of the...

A Vision Within a Mission: Great Bay Distributors 

A Vision Within a Mission: Great Bay Distributors (804 Words)   Strategy is an important component to any company’s success. A company’s strategy should underline what the company stands for and how they plan to execute their course of action to become successful. This is a specific way for a company to stand apart from their competitors and get their name out to its’ customers in a positive way. One company that I am going to be looking into over the course of this semester is Great Bay Distributors. Great Bay Distributors is a beer distributing company that sells and distributes Anheuser Busch throughout Citrus, Hernando, West Pasco, and Pinellas Counties from beer to water. Great Bay Distributors has the strategy to provide a level of service by which all others will be judged, and to constantly strive to exceed that level while projecting a positive attitude. This positive...

Chinese Exploration

Chinese Exploration (1.428 words)   Currently throughout most of the world, the person accredited with being the first to encounter America was European explorer Christopher Columbus. However, not only is the position of being the first non-American to encounter America is being questioned, but also who was the second person? Currently vying for the first people to encounter the Americas are the Mongols under Kublai Khan who had maps dated back to the 1300s of America. The close second would be China, a very controversial topic between the public and historians. When Gavin Menzie claimed that China had explored America before Columbus, a sudden controversial topic came to life. Although both sides of the argument has strong support, it stands that China did not encounter America before Columbus because despite having numerous sources of evidence, a majority of Menzie’s evidence is either un-creditable or misinterpreted. Menzie made his famous claim during a trip to China where, according to an article called “Did the Chinese Discover America?” on CNN written by Adam Dunn, “while working on another project, Gavin Menzie stumbled upon a Portuguese chart that showed that China had sailed to America seventy years before Columbus” (Dunn). This was the start of his project as he used his knowledge of navigation and began piecing and deciphering “an ever-growing body of multilingual, cartographic, and biological evidence” (Dunn). With his research findings, Menzie published his findings in his book titled 1421 where he claimed that China had...

American Voter Alienation

American Federal Govt.   American Voter Alienation (624 Words)   The average American citizens are beginning to feel more and more alienated from their local and presidential elections as of late, with many speculations as to why this phenomenon is occurring. American voter turnout has decreased since the late eighteen hundreds with alienation as the probable cause. A speculated cause to this alienation “issue” is the media and its portrayal of American political behavior. With these issues at hand in 1996, one can argue that to this day these same political faults are at play and not much has changed in terms of American political alienation. There are two reasons that many American voters feel alienated from their own political scene. The first of which being that the singular vote has little meaning in the long run. While this is somewhat true of the singular voter, many people adopt...

English Composition 2, Dr. LB 11-12:15 – Discuss the use of imagery in “The Birthmark” and “Cathedral”

English Composition 2, Dr. LB 11-12:15   Essay Topic: (3) Discuss the use of imagery in “The Birthmark” and “Cathedral”. Consider how the authors intentionally use the senses to convey the theme of the stories. The best papers will also draw connections between the reliance on imagery and the themes of these stories. (NOTE: remember that imagery is the invocation of the FIVE senses – not just sight).   Importance of Imagery to Convey the Themes and Details of “Cathedral” and “The Birthmark” The short stories “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver and “The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne convey very powerful themes, with the use of even more powerful imagery that extends beyond typical optical wording. Using graphic and unique descriptions, the importance of vision and physical sight in “Cathedral” is expressed beyond a simple comparison. The scientific imbalance over natural appearance is vividly described as Aylmer attempts to completely remove his wife’s hand-shaped birthmark using scientific means in “The Birthmark”. Raymond Carver and Nathaniel Hawthorne heavily rely on the usage of imagery to convey the themes and details of their short stories to the readers. Throughout “The Birthmark”, Nathaniel Hawthorne expresses the obsession Aylmer has with both science and his wife’s physical appearance. Aylmer is shown to have an intense obsession with the sciences and alchemy as the story begins, which is slowly shifted to his obsession with his wife and her only imperfection in his eyes-the hand shaped birthmark that rests on her cheek. Aylmer is under the belief that his wife, Georgiana,...

Interprofessional collaboration

Working as an interdisciplinary team helps promote positive patient outcomes. What strategies do you use to successfully work with other professions in your workplace to promote quality care? What strategies are not successful? What are the barriers to interprofessional collaboration, and how will you overcome these barriers? ANSWER:    Interprofessional collaboration Institution Student   An ongoing collaboration among the medical staff is vital since it helps to improve the quality of service delivery. Conversely, collaboration among different teams within the healthcare facilities allows each member to assume a complimentary role. To successfully work with other professionals in the workplace the...

The Impact of Workplace Bullying

The Impact of Workplace Bullying BUS600: Management Communications with Technology Tools Prof. Bob Miller     The Impact of Workplace Bullying Bullying is no longer only present in the “traditional” settings where many may think of bullying happening such as schools. Unfortunately, bullying is now happening online in cyberbullying and also at the workplace in workplace bullying. As Baack (2012) defines it, “workplace bullying is repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons” (p.7.4).   As Terry Wiedmer (2011) speaks about in Workplace Bullying: Costly and Preventable, workplace bullying has an impact on both the person being bullied and the organization.  The following will provide an overview of Wiedmer’s article, the effects of workplace bullying, and techniques that management can use to provide a positive impact. In Workplace Bullying: Costly and Preventable, Terry Wiedmer (2011) describes how prevalent workplace bullying is becoming, and how harmful it can be to the victim. According to Wiedmer, 54 million Americans report being bullied at work (2011). Of those bullying, the majority are found to be men, the majority are found to be bosses, and they are said to be targeting more women than men. While this describes the majority, both genders are being bullied, and not all bullies are part of upper management. Bullying can happen company-wide and affect any employee. Wiedmer (2011) gives a profile of the typical workplace bully, stating that “individuals who engage in such uncivil and amoral workplace bullying tactics demonstrate common elements and behaviors” (p. 1). These bullies are often manipulative, obsessed with control, and charming when superiors are present. Wiedmer (2011) goes on to discuss how to...

Management Case Study; the Midwestern Medical Group Journey

Management Case Study; the Midwestern Medical Group Journey     Introduction. According to Plsek, P. E., & Wilson, T. (2001), management is a collection of ideas setting forth the general rules on how to manage a firm, business or organization addressing how managers and supervisors should relate their knowledge of the enterprise to the achievement of goals and motivation of employees to perform to the highest standard. In the delivery of health services, the following management theories and can be applied as given by The Midwestern Medical Group’s Integration Journey. Models employed by MMG’s management included: Selling MMG to an outside party, maintain status quo, with MMG as on MBS within the Hospitals & Clinics division, merging MMG and Midwest Health Plan, forming a Midwestern ambulatory company with all ambulatory services across Midwestern managed under one umbrella and selling clinics back to the physicians. The management theories applicable In this case are: Merger and Acquisition theories. According to Jansen (1988), the theory of merger and Acquisition is more relevant to Case studies involving inefficient plants and firms being taken over and efficient companies surviving. In many instances, though, hostile takeover otherwise known as management buyouts are common as smooth merger and Acquisition is typically bound to much resistance. The disagreement arises when the due diligence provides information that hints at the subsequent failure of the two firms. Under the merger and acquisition banner, there are two types of theories that are, disciplinary merger theory and synergistic merger theory.  In the disciplinary approach, merging and acquisition are viewed to be championed by managers who pursue objectives at the expense of...

CHANGE MANAGEMENT

CHANGE MANAGEMENT   The current market place and business environment is a reflection of increased unpredictability of economic situations due to high uncertainties in the nature of demand and supply, changes in laws and standards etc. In addition the pace of changing technologies and innovation is extremely high and fast such that if an organization fails to reengineer its operations in such an environment, it can easily be rendered redundant in the market place. However, such a context still comes with its share of opportunities, if well studied and capitalized on can greatly be of strategic advantage to an organization. These positive factors include discovery of virgin markets to be exploited, integration of economies to allow for sharing of information and infrastructure on various platforms as well as a social shift in culture and mindset of customers reducing a conservative tendency among customers. The present organization is therefore affected by pressure both internally and externally. Therefore in order for the firm to stay ahead and on top of the game, change management is required more than ever. Management of change therefore refers to the process of a firm planning to restructure, develop new processes through directing the change initiative of moving from one method of operation to another and controlling the impact of the change initiative It calls for developing adequate coping mechanisms for the firm to adapt within this dynamic operating environment and managing the people in the process. In change management, the people factor is important. This is because the process cannot happen well unless the people in it embrace it and make it their ambition. In...

Violent crimes of murder

Violent crimes of murder Lorena Bobbit was charged with cutting off her husband’s penis Andrea Yates was charged with drowning her five children. In our case Lorena Bobbit was acquitted by reason of insanity. Bobbiit was convicted a later on the verdict was reversed and was acquitted on retrial. In some case, the case the public may be desirable which tends to encourage public examination of moral premises. Later on Bobbitt was acquitted because of insanity. Sometimes people should be made aware of the power of their emotions on the process of processing information, of which they could have both positive and negative responses which can be the basis of biased judgment. To this matter, the two women Lorena Bobbitt and Andrea Yates case should be abolished and they should not be responsible for their malicious action since they were out of their mind when they were committing their brutal violent crimes Insanity as a defense Insanity defense is the type of defense that is asserted by the person accused in a criminal prosecution which avoids liability for the commission of the crime because at that instant of the wrongfulness or quality of the acts. Many criminal defendants use this defense. There is...

Identifying and discussing at least three effects of collective bargaining along with both the current measures used as well as the measures needed

•Identifying and discussing at least three effects of collective bargaining along with both the current measures used as well as the measures needed. •Explaining two recognized problems with collective bargaining. ANSWER:   Collective bargaining Collective bargaining is the process through which the employees using the unions are able to negotiate for better terns. Collective bargaining helps in negotiating for better contracts with the employers. Through the collective bargaining, the employees are able to get better wages and benefits. Also collective bargaining helps employees to get better working conditions including a safer and secure work environment. Collective bargaining also helps in balancing the economic power...

The Zodiac Killer

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Discuss the two different types of negotiation, along with their preparation, strategies, and tactics

Discuss the two different types of negotiation, along with their preparation, strategies, and tactics. In preparation for development and implementation of a strategic supplier alliance which of these types would be most useful? Framing is generally considered the determination of what issues are at stake in a negotiation. Why is framing critical to understanding the negotiating issues, defining the expectations and preferences of the parties to the negotiation, selecting the information/data to support each party’s position or case, and evaluating the outcomes actually achieved during the negotiation? What is the role of Purchasing and Supply Management professionals in preparation for and negotiation of a one-time purchase of a major capital equipment item? ANSWER:    Distributive negotiation goes for partitioning something in totality and every partner gets a reasonable bit of what she deserves. Say a wide way construction venture. Texas to Nevada and separation is 100 miles and this should be done in a time of a half year. You and me are the bidders. To be practical about the objective the specialists relegate 60% of the extend to you and rest to me. Integrative negotiation goes for uniting individuals aiming to work at a task/venture at look for them to work in a cooperative way. It includes building trust and working collaboratively as a group. E.g. In an building process, in the event that I get to lay the cables and you get the opportunity to develop the structure after both offer for the work in totality; now that we get the work done...

“Super-Size Me!” A Study of Macromolecules and Diet Part 1: “Super-Size Me!” and Scientific Inquiry

“Super-Size Me!” A Study of Macromolecules and Diet Part 1: “Super-Size Me!” and Scientific Inquiry   What was the background information that led Morgan Spurlock to conduct his study? What was his research question? What was his hypothesis? Describe how he conducted his study? Did he have a control condition? Identify the independent variable, dependent variable, and control variables. What guidelines did Mr. Spurlock try to follow in order to regulate his control variables? What were the results of his study? What conclusions did he make? Were there any problems with the way in which he conducted his study? How could his study be improved?   Part 2: “Super-Size Me!” and Macromolecules Directions: Use information from the movie, textbook, lectures, or internet to answer the questions below. Which categories of macromolecules were discussed in the movie? What monomers do the macromolecules breakdown to when you digest them? What category of macromolecules was not specifically mentioned in the movie and what monomers are used to build it? Give an example or two of the food item(s) that represents each macromolecule category? What is the difference between saturated and unsaturated fats? What are trans-fats? Which foods contained any of these three fats in the movie? What is corn syrup? How is it produced? Which food items in the movie contained corn syrup? Which category of macromolecules to you eat the most in your diet? ANSWER:    1. What was the background information that led Morgan Spurlock to conduct his study? He had the information that McDonald’s Restaurants were knowingly selling food that is unhealthy. 2. What was his research question? Is...

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Firms like Walmart, Target, and Kmart are often given as examples of competitors. Ironically, these firms are not what an economist would define as perfectly competitive firms. Why are these firms not perfectly competitive? What are the conditions that create perfect competition? Name or describe an example of a perfectly competitive good or firm ANSWER:    The mentioned firms are not perfectly competitive because there are not as many such firms in the market and goods...

Plato argued that we, as a soul, survive the death of our bodies

Plato argued that we, as a soul, survive the death of our bodies. Then, the soul exists by itself, happily, without having the annoyance of a body. Another dualist possibility is that the soul just kind of floats into a new body (maybe the new body won’t be as distracting as the old one!). Is those the only ways immortality would be possible? What are the other possibilities, in your opinion? ANSWER:    The question of the immortality of the soul is a complete mystery. It can be hard to tell where the soul will head to after we are dead. Plato’s argument gives some light thoughts into the issue. In my opinion, when we die the soul will take another form. It is believed that the soul...

Compare and contrast the formation of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks and relate them to one another using the rock cycle

Compare and contrast the formation of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks and relate them to one another using the rock cycle. (Explanation Must Include)  the way each rock type is formed how they can transform from one rock type to another using the rock cycle ANSWER:    Transition to igneous rocks- When rocks are pushed deep under the Earth’s surface, they may melt into magma. If the conditions no longer exist for the magma to stay in its liquid state, it will cool and solidify into an igneous rock. A rock that cools within the Earth is called intrusive or plutonic and will cool very slowly, producing a coarse-grained texture. As a result of volcanic activity, magma (which is called lava when it reaches Earth’s surface) may cool very rapidly while being on the Earth’s surface exposed to the atmosphere and are called extrusive or volcanic rocks. These rocks are...

Describe the formation of a mantle plume and relate that to the formation of the Hawaiian Island/Emperor Seamount chain

Describe the formation of a mantle plume and relate that to the formation of the Hawaiian Island/Emperor Seamount chain. How do the mantle plume and plate tectonic account for the various ages of the islands?  ANSWER:    A mantle plume is formed when an a rock within the earth’s becomes hot and the head of the plume melts partially. The mantle plume forms a volcano hot spot. Hawaiian Island were formed by hotspots at the center...

Compare and contrast divergent and convergent boundaries

Compare and contrast divergent and convergent boundaries. Describe the direction of plate movement and common geologic features found at each. What accounts for the differing compositions of the magmas associated with each? ANSWER:    Divergent and convergent boundaries are both formed as a result of plate movements and interactions. Convergent is formed when plates move towards each other and. slide over each other or collide. A divergent boundary on the other hand is formed when two plates separate to form a fault between them. Plate movements are attributed to...

What is isostasy and what is its role in determining the height of a mountain range?

What is isostasy and what is its role in determining the height of a mountain range? How can the roots of mountains (which formed at depths as great as 40+ miles) be exposed in the shield areas of the world’s continental cratons? ANSWER:    Isostacy is the state of gravitational equilibrium that exists between the earth crust and the mantle where the crust floats at an elevation in the mantle depending on the density and thickness of the material making up the crust. this concept often is used to explain the existence of different topographical heights on the earth surface. isostacy always seeks...

Impact of IT in Airline Business (Qantas) | University of Florida

Impact of IT in Airline Business (Qantas) (461 Words)     Introduction Airline business, whether for cargo or passengers, is among the most technologically dependent business the world over. Aeroplanes are as a matter of fact the most advanced objects of engineering ever invented and they are always in constant utilization of the latest technologies in IT, safety and aeronautics (Ben-Yosef, 2005). Information technology has substantial impact on airline business as it makes it easy for airline companies to provide their routine services as well as offer new services based on technology, and drive productivity through IT.One of the most amazing things that IT has to offer to airline business is the IOT (Internet of Things), which the process of...

Retail Store Layout and Design | University of Florida

Retail Store Layout and Design (916 Words)     Introduction Retail store business offers a unique opportunity for anyone wishing to start a business in this line. However, starting and managing a good retail store business is not a walk in the park, it requires proper planning and management (Madaan, 2009). Essentially, a good and appealing retail store business requires an appealing layout and design which will potentially attract customers. This project presents a layout and design for Swiftculture Fashions retail store to be located in the New South Wales Town near the New South Wales Arts and Gallery store. The arts and gallery store is a cultural tourist destination, visited by tourist from around the world throughout the year, and thus offers a unique opportunity for a sustainable retail store dealing with cultural fashions. This project will discuss the essentials of this retail store which includes the layout plan, design, customer service, visual merchandising and overall management strategy which will potentially guide the start-up the process. Swiftculture Fashion Layout The layout of a retail store is crucial in attracting potential customers. Since the space for putting up the store is not much, the floor plan will be a straight one. A straight floor...

Digital Shadow Tracking | University of Florida

Digital Shadow Tracking (575 Words)     Introduction The world today has drastically changed such that one is unable to tell whether it is infringement or not in as much as the internet is concerned. The debate on whether the digital shadow engagements are encroaching on individual privacy has been going on for a long time. The truth of the matter is that the internet has transformed live is a significant way, and has also made life easy. The digital shadow tracking is a phenomenon brought about by the internet of things and since its inception; it has eased the search for information about goods and services for individuals. Whether digital shadow tracking crosses the ethical line depends largely from the point of view one takes. The parameters with which to determine when and when not the digital tracking system crosses the ethical line are not well laid down, and...

how powerful is the Pope?  How about the Dalai Lama?  Which do you think is more powerful, if they are powerful at all?

In terms of international relations, how powerful is the Pope?  How about the Dalai Lama?  Which do you think is more powerful, if they are powerful at all?  Explain your answer. Only need 2-3 paragraphs. ANSWER:    The pope is the worldwide leader of the Catholics who are part of the Christian religion. The Dalai Lama is the spiritual and religious leader of the Buddhists. Both the Pope and the Dalai Lama hold religious offices with significant power to dictate and controls the dispensation of various activities related to the faithful that ascribe to either group or religion (Willocks, 2007). Based on the Realism theory which is to the effect that in most cases...

Barriers to Critical Thinking Hum/115

Barriers to Critical Thinking Hum/115 (413 words)     Two Barriers to Critical Thinking that strongly influence me through my Critical Thinking are Enculturation and Emotional Influences. Enculturation According to the dictionary Enculturation is the gradual acquisition of the characteristics and norms of a culture or group by a person, another culture. Enculturation is the influence that culture has instilled upon any individual towards value. Enculturation shapes our ethical standards, stereotypes, worldview, habits and religious beliefs. According to the Chapter Enculturation is a process that is going on continually, even now, no matter what your age. This Barrier of Critical Thinking influences me through the way I was brought up in Nigeria. We had different ways of doing things than in America. The culture back in Nigeria influenced my religious beliefs, that I always had to go to church every week and it helped me make a strong connection with...

Government bureaucracy helps or prohibits functions in our government?

Government bureaucracy helps or prohibits functions in our government? Have a minimum of 2 creditable sources. MLA style. 160 Words without counting references. ANSWER:    Bureaucracy plays a very important role in a democratic government.  They act as a catalyst in the development of the country. They are highly educated and experienced people. Bureaucracy or the Civil Service constitutes the permanent and professional part of the executive organ of government. The leader comes and go, but bureaucrats remains in office for longer duration of time. They are the ones who makes sure that the laws which has been constitutes by the legislation is...

Value Chain Analysis Everest university

Value Chain Analysis Everest university (592 words) Value and its importance     Esteem is the value of the considerable number of advantages that emerge from owning an item. It is additionally the utility of a decent or administration since it can address the issues of a client. Firms execute systems to cost and convey esteem in order to secure an upper hand (Grönroos and Voima, 2013). Business esteem comprises of any sort of worth that will supplement the enduring wellbeing and accomplishment of the business. It requires more than monetary worth, and involves a wide range of significant worth, for example, laborer delight, merchant worth, official administrations and information and good or open essentialness. Corporate esteem can involve irrelevant and in addition distinguishable belonging, for example, scholarly belonging and the business arrange. Esteem is much of the time honorable utilizing a strategy...

Start Up Barriers Affecting UberCab BUSN621

Start Up Barriers Affecting UberCab BUSN621     Abstract This paper analyzes the new fairly new company originally known as UberCab to most. This paper will analyze and examine the seven different barriers that UberCab experienced during the start up process. The seven areas researched are economies of scale, product differentiation, capital requirements, switching costs, government policy, access to distribution channels, and cost disadvantages independent of scale. This paper will also show how UberCab, a fairly new company started in 2008 changed many norms and how they overcame barriers to be recorded worth 17 billion dollars in the year 2016 (Damodaran, 2015).     Start Up Barriers Effecting UberCab Discussion According to a post by Posen, “innovation and technology in fields virtually unknown or unrealized 50 years ago have shaped consumer culture today, and most consumers rely on the ease and accessibility of their smartphones to get what they need and even to go where they need to go” (p. 405). From this thought alone brought about a new and improved taxi experience. UberCab or as many refer to the company as Uber has taken the United States and many other countries by storm with its new age technology of simply finding a cab. The company is much different from your normal cab service that one must call in to find a cab or wait outside of a busy New York street with a thumb out to get to where your going. Ubercab allows customer to simply download a phone application and request whatever size car they desire and it show up to their exact location with an exact...

Research Paper 1 – Pricing Strategies, ECON600 – Managerial Economics

Research Paper 1 – Pricing Strategies ECON600 – Managerial Economics American Public University System American Military University     Abstract This paper defines and reviews the four markets that make up the capital industry. Each section reviews the particular type of market and defines many pieces associated with that market set. In addition, the section also includes a pricing strategy review where the breakdown of pricing affects the type of market. To help give some further insight into the inner workings of these markets, the paper utilized three peer-reviewed articles and a managerial economics textbook. There is also a case study reviewing the pricing strategies of the Tesla Motor company. This case study defines the company’s market and breaks down the underlying pricing strategy of the company.     Research Paper 1 – Pricing Strategies Perfect Competition To begin with, a perfect competition can be compared to a theory in the business world. A perfect competition is used as a measurement tool for companies. In an ideal world, perfect competition must meet some stringent criteria. Berta, Julien, and Tricou (2012) describe a perfect competition as the law of one price. They also mention how strategic behavior is removed from the price takers. First, a perfect competition must be composed of many firms supplying either a good or service to a large number of customers. This ensures that there would always be a demand for the product or service. This condition is not as stringent as the other conditions, since there are some markets that meet this criterion. Second, there are zero barriers for new businesses or companies entering the...

Campus Speech Codes, WRIT 140

WRIT 140 Brinck 1 Campus Speech Codes (1.590 words)       Jim Gilchrist, the head of the Minutemen Project, an armed organization that patrols the Arizona-Mexico border in order to prevent illegal immigration, was invited by a Columbia University Republican group to come and speak. However, once he took the stage, members of the Chicano Caucus and other groups stormed the stage, effectively preventing Gilchrist from speaking (Arenson 1). In related cases, a counselor at Purdue found “Death Nigger” written on her door and a black student at Smith College found a message slipped under her door that read “African Nigger do you want some bananas? Go back to the Jungle” (Lawrence III 461). Many may feel that the message Gilchrist attempted to enunciate (prevent immigration) was as incendiary and indecent as the racist epithets.  But Gilchrist’s right of speech ought to have been respected whereas the racist comments should never be tolerated by a college. Gilchrist’s message was part of a larger, legitimate political debate given without the intention to demean its targets, whereas the racist speech was intended to do the opposite.  Indeed, restricting legitimate forms of expression, such as Gilchrist’s speech, violates individuals’ right to self-expression, and as a college should never seek to violate its students’ rights, then colleges have a duty to allow the market place of ideas to run its course when speech, however incendiary, is given through a civil protest or demonstration. However, when speech crosses over into fighting words and is solely intended to cause harm to an individual, then colleges have a duty to censor this speech as it...

Research Paper 2 – American Automotive Industry, ECON600 – Managerial Economics

Research Paper 2 – American Automotive Industry ECON600 – Managerial Economics American Public University System American Military University     Abstract   Research Paper 2 – American Automotive Industry Introduction to the Auto Industry             Ever since the first production automobile was created in 1886, there has been an increasing boom in automobile sales throughout the world market. Indeed, the auto industry is a massive business that spans nearly every country. With the invention of the first automobile, production has been perfected over the past 100+ years, which has led to lower priced cars that...

The way Fairy Tales Shape our Lives, Writing 140/ A2

Writing 140/ A2   The way Fairy Tales Shape our Lives (1.505 words)     Short stories and fairy tales have been a part of the social portrayal of family forms for centuries.  Passed down from generation to generation, they have taught us how to look at, and perceive the way families function in today’s society, or how they ought to function.  Stories teach us about life’s lessons and the consequences that accompany the choices an individual makes.  Each story is filled with ideologies: social, economic, financial, physical and emotional.  They create the social ideas that we live with today.  We perceive all the ideas in these stories to be true, since at a young age we do not know any better.  Though fairy tales are a large part of our upbringing, they do not always contain positive ideologies. In “Cinderella” the ideas about family forms, beauty, power, hope, and society in general are all portrayed in a negative light and gives young children a misguided perception of the way the world works. “Cinderella”, one of the most well known fairy tales in the world was originally told for the first time in China. Ironically, this is also where the glass slipper metaphor comes from: in China a woman’s foot is a sign of beauty.  The story has been retold over the years and there are about 500 known versions in the world today.  The story is about a very beautiful girl whose father has passed away and she has been left to live with her stepmother and two stepsisters.  Both the mother and the stepsisters are jealous of...

Airline industry BUSN620

Airline industry BUSN620 (895 words)     Introduction. The airline industry is world’s most competitive industry that provides the passenger with transportation of people from one place to another. The industry is very dynamic and requires necessary adjustment to customers’ choice and preference and impact on the company’s profitability. The ever rising cost of fuel poses a challenge to the airline industry. Hence, several strategies’ have been initiated by Major airlines to remain competitive in the market to ward off competitors. The plans initiated include the provision of additional services, diversification and providing discounted flight rates and receiving subsidies from the government. The strategy employed gives the airline company the opportunity to maintain their customers and provide them with the best flight travel experience. 1. The airline industry transports its passengers and customers and their baggage from one place to another. The business requires a lot of capital to purchase and maintain carrier facilities and equipment. The revenue generated from the airline are used in the debt repayment and purchasing new aircraft. Their profit mainly comes from overseas passengers, and local tourists contribute a small percentage of the revenue earned. The question remains as what factor drives the airline industry? ...

Violence in Media: Effects on Cultural Values and Society, Writing 140

Writing 140   Violence in Media: Effects on Cultural Values and Society (1.541 words)     If you asked me 10 years ago what my favorite movie was, it probably would have been any one of the James Bond series of films.  Think about it, how incredible does Bond look on that big screen, always dressed in the finest suits, drinking the finest spirits, doing a little bit of shooting here and there, never really in any danger, and always ending up with the girl.  I can’t think of a single reason why any male wouldn’t want to be like him, let alone a 10-year-old boy.  I’m sure if asked, I wouldn’t be the only individual with this answer.  So on to the next question, what is it that attracts us to this genre of film and characters like Bond? Perhaps it’s the adrenaline rush most of us get during a scene where the villain or ‘bad guy’ is chased by the hero or heroin, racing on foot or in a lavishly expensive sports car down a blvd in New York, Los Angeles or Paris.  Or the climax fight scene where the ‘good guy’ prevails virtually every time.  Given there are times when it seems inevitable that he/she cannot possibly win, however each and every time they come through unharmed.  Looking beyond, perhaps it has nothing to do with actual violence; perhaps we are amused by the passive aggressive sexual aggression of these films.  Indulge in the idea of Bond not being a ‘lady killer’; the character loses at least half if not more of his attraction.  The reasons...

When faced with making an ethical decision in the workplace, what type of approach do you feel works best?

Often times, making the ethical decision, is not always the “easiest” one. When faced with making an ethical decision in the workplace, what type of approach do you feel works best? Make sure you support your answer.  ANSWER:   The type of approach that often works best is the Utilitarian approach.  The reason for this is that in the workplace we want to attempt...

Globalization and the Effects on Society, Writing 140/ A3 

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Identify two jobs for which individual incentive pay is appropriate and two jobs

There is currently a tendency among business professionals to endorse the use of incentive pay (or variable pay) plans. Identify two jobs for which individual incentive pay is appropriate and two jobs for which individual incentive pay is inappropriate. Be sure to include your justification. ANSWER:    Individual incentive plans are plans where the performance of employees can be measured and determined objectively. In this kind of payment plans, employees and staff have control over their outcomes or how they are going to be compensated. Dancer, Mark, Wallace and Marc(2012) argue that they are aimed at improving customer satisfaction, improving productivity and quality...

Foundation of PreClassic Maya Civilization, ANTH 314

ANTH 314         Foundation of PreClassic Maya Civilization (1.627 words)     What was once a civilization of smaller egalitarian groups, grew to be a large cluster of diverse sub-groups due to the influence of outside civilizations. The Maya civilization could not have evolved into such a complex civilization without the aid and influence of other co-existing and pre-existing civilizations. The most prominent of the civilizations that influenced the development of the Pre-Classic Maya was the Olmec civilization. Houston and Inomata stated that “ The Olmec civilization is generally considered the first in MesoAmerica” (71). The Olmec showed to have a great deal of influence on the Pre-Classic Maya which indicates that they were a well-off diverse civilization with deep culture. The Olmec civilization’s involvement in the development of the Preclassic Maya is evident through analysis of the similarity  of their ceramics, architectural structures, and their cultural ideologies. The Maya lowlands civilization adopted many of their structural styles from the Olmec which included caches, carving styles, and E-groups. Caches, which consisted of Olmec style ceramics and jade offerings, were discovered by archeologists in the Maya lowlands. At a site in Chacsinkin, Yucatan, there was a caches that contained seventeen Olmec-style jade pieces. As jade was not in abundance in the lowlands, Andrews is sure that these jade pieces must have come from the Olmec heartland during the Middle Preclassic, which proves that there was direct contact between the Olmec and Maya lowland people (Houston and Inomata 2009, 84). With such contact being made between the younger, still developing civilization of the Maya and the well established...

A New Perspective: The American Dream and its Ideals

Writing 140  Assignment 5   A New Perspective: The American Dream and its Ideals   When I was about eight years old, I became consciously aware of the American Dream for the first time. I watched a movie called An American Tail, a cartoon about a family of mice that emigrate from their homeland and travel to America. I do not remember many of the specifics of the movie, but I do remember loving the story, and being overjoyed when the poor mice were finally able to have a happy life. My young mind did not register that this story was the most basic idea of the American Dream, nor did I understand that not only did it happen historically, but also in the modern day. The iconography of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island were ingrained in my mind, to be forever associated with the tribulations of a poor family looking for a better life. The problems that faced the mice had no real-world meaning to me; escaping from vicious, xenophobic cats did not relate to me, and the true-life metaphors and allusions that the film undoubtedly contained went far over my head. I did not know it at the time, but this movie, as well as many other events and experiences in my life, have shaped my view on what the American Dream means. My initial view of the American Dream was very limited and superficial, in the sense that I only associated it with stories...

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Writing 321   The Killers Portrayal (429 Words)     In the movie Natural Born Killers; the portrayal of Mickey and Mallory is different from the mass murderer group as a whole, but they do have similar backgrounds and characteristics.  The story of these two going on a 52 person killing spree was romanticized and gave the viewer a feeling that the two main characters were the protagonist. As people, Mickey and Mallory have many characteristics that would be similar to those of other serial killers.  Mallory is shown in a violent and abusive household, so it would be a safe bet to guess she lived with that for the majority of her life.  Killers are often subjected to upbringings similar to this one.  While we don’t know much about Mickey’s upbringing, Mallory and he seem to have many of the symptoms of anti-social personality disorder which is common among killers.  Their...

)Explain how Handel uses musical ideas, dynamics, and timbre to achieve unity

Listen to Handel’s See Here the Conqu’ring Hero Comes. 1.)Explain how Handel uses musical ideas, dynamics, and timbre to achieve unity and/or variety in the musical ideas that you discovered. 2.)Consider the implication of the title of the piece, and describe how the music reflects the action suggested. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We0I9DSBCwU Please do not directly copy information or ideas from any source (plagiarize). Thanks. ANSWER:   See, the conquering hero comes! By George Frideric Handel   1.) Explain how Handel uses musical ideas, dynamics, and timbre to achieve unity and variety in the musical ideas that you discovered. In seeing, the conquering hero comes! The handle uses a variety of music ideas, dynamics and timber to achieve unity and variety in the musical ideas. For instance, timber is the different sound sources that he uses in the composition. Handel incorporates different combinations of dynamics and timber to achieve unity and variety, mainly by combining different instruments and louder dynamics. In addition, he also uses features ensemble by and by incorporation of soft dynamics. When put together, the principles of unity and variety apply to all music regardless of composition and style. There is a variety of musical ideas in the piece, such as the timings, which are the start and stop time...

The Four Petitions against Slavery Analysis

The Four Petitions against Slavery Analysis (977 words)     The state legislatures were addressed by the slaves through petitions as they tried to resist slavery and asked for a release from their bondage between 1771 and 1777. The extension of slavery was protested against in 1860 during a platform on Lincoln’s election as the president (Eric 4). The Southern states seceded from the union on the argument that their lives were under threat. Prior to the Revolution, England had also seceded from the union citing the same issues and that there were no historical issues for the Southern states to secede (The Road to Revolution n.p). The people of the U.S. upon analysis of the seceding decided to come up with a perfect union through their constitution. Some of the issues addressed in the articles of the U.S.A’s Constitution were as follows: to secure liberty and blessings for the people of America; promotion of welfare; provision for the common defense; domestic tranquility, and justice establishment (The Constitution of the United States n.p). The essay would like to, therefore, analyze the four petitions against slavery citing Gordon’s statement on revolution and basing on the new American society and the...

Comparison of Factory work in mid 19th century to slavery, IAH 201

IAH 201 Comparison of Factory work in mid 19th century to slavery (610 words)     Based on Fredrick Douglass narrative, slavery was one of the most crucial activities dominating in the western word centuries ago. Individuals, especially the African, were captured at the overseas and enslaved at the white people’s farms. Human trade was also very rampant among the most influential individuals in the western community. Among the key activities that slave people entailed were: working in a big firm as farmers, carrying their bosses’ luggage, enticing and pleasing their bosses during the public festival (Davis, Douglass and Quarles 270). Moreover, they were also intensely mistreated. For instance, Frederick Douglass mother forcefully slept with Frederick father to certify his sexual need. As a result, she got pregnant and gave birth to Frederick. It was a terrible experience for him since he never had a chance to leave a healthy happy...

U.S Involvement in the World, IAH 201

IAH 201 U.S Involvement in the World (1.333 words)     Introduction The United States has been involved in various world activities and revolution since the nineteenth century. Though many factors can be cited for having motivated American involvement in the world, most of its involvement arose from the need to achieve global democracy and development. With the rise of immigrants in different parts of the world and different nations developing desires to gain control over other states, the United States shows its right to be directly involved in humanity restoration (U.S History.org). The rise of slavery, racial discrimination, exploitation, and women discrimination were among some of the factors which motivated the United States to get involved in the world’s affair.   Primary Motivation behind Americans Increasing Presence One of the major factors which made the United States to develop a lot of interest in the affairs of the world is the need to achieve the common good for the people across the globe. Based on the United States ethical of operation, interdependence of the political economy and morality for different nations are some of the key functions of universal human responsibility (John 23). People as such should be allowed to operate freely for the achievement of the common good without enslavement or oppression. According to Walton, fairness, justice and equal opportunity for all promote both economic and social growth which formed the goal of Americans involvement in world affairs. He says, “But on balance, the very experience of enslavement itself formed the primary material context out of which emerged free and enslaved African Americans’ ethical values” (Walton 27)....

 Review the social exchange theory and apply it to prosocial behavior

1.   Review the social exchange theory and apply it to prosocial behavior. Incorporate an example to help clarify your point. 2.     Explain the concept of attributions of responsibility and provide an example of how it works please. 3.   Suggest a strategy for developing a spirit of volunteerism, altruism or social activism in children, students or employees, making sure to explain why you chose what you did. ANSWER:   The social exchange theory explains that human relationships are formed after conducting a cost benefit analysis and comparing alternatives. A prosocial behaviour on the other hand is that behaviour that intends to help others. Applying the social exchange theory...

Articles of Confederation to the Constitution: Please compare the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution

Articles of Confederation to the Constitution: Please compare the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution; What were the primary weaknesses and strengths of the Articles of Confederation?  Why was ratification of the Constitution not a foregone conclusion? What were the basic arguments for and against ratification put forth by Federalists and Anti-Federalists? ANSWER:   Articles of Confederation to the Constitution   Name of Student: Name of Course: University Affiliation: Name of Professor: Date of Submission:     Articles of Confederation to the Constitution Introduction In 1777, the first independent United States was developed when the articles of Confederation were drawn. Having been drafted, it didn’t take effect, not until 1781. A total of 13 states ratified the Confederation. The article acted as the guideline through which various procedures would be followed during and after independence (Weakness of the Articles of Confederation n.d.). In 1987, thirteen states ratified The Articles of Confederation drafted in 1777. Consequently, this marked the first step towards the declaration of an independent America. The Article demarcated some specific guidelines regarding the rules and procedures to be followed after Independence.  It was the States which drafted the Confederation; they fought for some considerable power and limited the influence of the National government. Strengths The article provided for the establishment...

Major Extinction Events and Biodiversity

Week 1 Assignment 3 Major Extinction Events and Biodiversity (1.203 words)     There have been 5 mass extinctions throughout Earths history. Most, if not all of the mass extinctions have been linked to changes in sea levels, climate changes, meteorites, and volcanic activity. When Earth goes through such changes many things are going to happen with extinction being one. According to Evolution (2001) “the species alive today are only a tiny fraction of all those that have ever lived. The vast majority of species in the history of the planet have become extinct” (P. 1). Changes in sea level can permanently damage living things in the oceans such as coral reef and marine life. When changes are happening rather quickly marine life will not adapt quick enough to the changes in the sea levels, causing extinction for many animals that have adapted to their current environment. According to Cook (2010) “warmer temperatures cause mass bleaching of corals” (P. 1). Just like changes in the sea levels, a change in the climate can cause mass extinctions as well. Major climate changes such as hot temperatures or cold temperatures can cause extinction. Animals adapt to their environment, they have to adapt...

Entomology 201 Short Essay

Entomology 201 Short Essay (758 words)     I am known as that irritating noise in your ear. I am that pest with the red eyes you keep swatting at. I feed on your food by regurgitating my saliva all over it.  My mother calls me Musca domestica, but I am more commonly known as a housefly. My thorax is grey with four dark lines on the back. Though bland in color, I think my hair-like projections that cover my body make me more attractive. Nature has granted me with wings that flap nearly 200 times per second, sticky pads that allow me to walk on surfaces, veins in my wings to provide me with strength, and a remarkable field of view to avoid collisions. My landing skills have left scientists puzzled for years. I am the ultimate acrobat. Being a housefly is not as easy as you think. Because I am a female fly, it is a major blow to my self-esteem having to be larger than all the male flies around me. Also, I have the difficult task of having to lay about 500 eggs, about 75-150 in each batch! As for my diet, I feed on...

National Geographic: Asteroids Deadly Impact

National Geographic: Asteroids Deadly Impact (606 words)     `           Cosmic collisions of meteorites have ignited scientist interests into the history of impact formation on earth’s surface.  One such scientist that has dedicated his life to impact research is Jean Shoemaker, United States meteorite geologists.  Asteroids and meteorites have immense amounts of energy- Jean stated that the energy delivered would be equivalent to setting off all weapons of mass destruction at once. A meteorite is a rock that breaks off and falls from space onto earth’s surface.  These rocks light up the sky with fire moving at fast speeds getting brighter as they reach land- commonly known as shooting stars.  Typically the earth’s atmosphere will break up these rocks so they either do not reach the surface, or do not have as much impact if they do.  In the case that a meteorite hits the ground you will first feel...

Analyze the personality of Abraham Lincoln using the concepts and terminology of the Sigmund Freud—Psychoanalytic theory

Analyze the personality of Abraham Lincoln using the concepts and terminology of the Sigmund Freud—Psychoanalytic theory. include the following: Abraham Lincoln  personality structure and dynamics  Psychological or character types, if part of the theory  Personality development from childhood to adulthood  Effect of environment on personality, including learned behavior  Possible causes of positive and negative aspects of Abraham Lincoln personality ANSWER:   Personality refers to the enduring behavior and thought of an individual in different situation and time. Sigmund Freud explored the human mind thoroughly and proposed psychoanalytic theory according to which the personality of an individual is formed through conflicts among fundamental structures of human mind. These structures include id, ego and superego. Abraham Lincoln was the great leader. He was open – minded and used to accept the change in positive sense and he was ready to learn new things and was having good team spirit. Lincoln was always ready to share the credit of success and even blame for failures. He was emotionally intelligent and was aware of his weaknesses. He was the great commanding officer and possessed the ability to communicate goals and vision. According to psychoanalytic theory, the mind of an individual is made of id, ego and superego. Id refers to...

Viewing media violence causes violent behavior. Do you agree with the statement?

Viewing media violence causes violent behavior. Do you agree with the statement? Why? State examples from specific instances to justify your answer. Which personality theory best justifies this statement? Which personality theory justifies your stand on this statement? Justify your answer by using examples and reasoning. ANSWER:   I do agree with the statement that viewing media violence causes violent behavior. It has been found by several psychologists and researchers, the children who watch many hours of violence on TV tend to show more aggressive behavior. Added to this, the video game violence too has negative impact on the behavior of children and therefore, it is preferable to prevent children from any sort of violence so as to develop them as better individuals. Violence is usually considered as more extreme forms of physical aggression and is likely to result in physical injury. For instance, researchers have showed that young children usually try to...

Abraham Maslow—Self-actualization theory  Carl Rogers—Person-centered theory  Rollo May—Existential-analytic theory  Erich Fromm—Humanistic psychoanalysis theory 

Abraham Maslow—Self-actualization theory Carl Rogers—Person-centered theory Rollo May—Existential-analytic theory Erich Fromm—Humanistic psychoanalysis theory For the first part of this assignment, you will summarize the life and work of one of these theorists. This section should include the following in the given order: A short (100–200 words) biographical sketch of the theorist, including: Early life Education Important publications An outline of the personality structure and dynamics defined by the theory proposed by your chosen theorist. A list of important terms associated with the theory. An outline of the stages of personality development as described by the theory. Note if the theory does not include stages of personality development. Description of how the theory explains the development of pathological behavior. Description of psychological tests associated with the theory. Description of the types of therapy, if any, associated with the theory. Next, you will analyze the personality of your subject (Abraham Lincoln) using the concepts and terminology of the theory you have chosen from Part 1 of this assignment. Your analysis should include the following: Your subject’s personality structure and dynamics Psychological or character types, if part of the theory Possible causes of positive and negative aspects of the subject’s personality ANSWER:   Part 1 Selected theorist – Carl Rogers Carl Rogers was an influential American psychologist and among the founders of the humanistic approach to psychology. He is considered as one of the founding father of psychotherapy research. His research diverged from traditional models of personality to a non-directive and empathetic approach that empowers and motivates an individual. The approach of Rogers was unique and found wide application in several domains...

Free will and Illusion, Do you believe that you have free will? Why?

Behaviorists such as B. F. Skinner are determinists; that is, they believe that behavior is determined by environmental factors and free will is an illusion. Humanists such as Rollo May believe that freedom of choice is an essential part of being human. In your opinion which is the correct view and why? Do you believe that you have free will? Why? Justify your answer with appropriate rationale. ANSWER:   Free will and Illusion   I think and believe that I possess free will for I am a human being. According to Saint Augustine, people have frequently determined the roles of a free will in their life. He assumes that the free will is automatically free and seeks on how to determine in choosing between good and evil. It is common in our daily debates and has a huge influence on a person’s perspectives about life. Through the catholic faith, we come to understand how the free will operates. Unfortunately, many in our societies do not adhere to this. Thus, in answering questions concerning free will help one determine whether to believe in one’s life may have any ultimate meaning. In his approach on the free choice on the will, he assumes that human...

Deontologists argue that certain moral rules exist that place restrictions on our conduct that cannot be violated for the sake of any outcome

Deontologists argue that certain moral rules exist that place restrictions on our conduct that cannot be violated for the sake of any outcome. What do you think? Was bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki morally justified? What reasons support your claim? What ethical theory supports your position? Please submit a response of at least 150 words. ANSWER:   Through the argument of the Deontologists, it is true since it majorly emphasizes on the aspect of obliging to the rules without the issue of questioning.  Therefore it is a normative ethical position which judges the morality of an action by the decisions in adherence to the rule...

Mercy Death versus Mercy Killing

How does mercy death differ from mercy killing? Is one more morally acceptable than another? Why or why not? What would virtue ethics, nonconsequentialism, or consequentialism say about this? Some philosophers use the terminology of active vs passive euthanasia, while distinguishing voluntary, involuntary and non-voluntary euthanasia. Active usually refers to doing something to take a life. Passive refers to omitting something and allowing one to die. Don’t forget to select a paradigm (Kantianism, utilitarianism…) ANSWER:   Mercy Death versus Mercy Killing Student’s Name Institution     Mercy Death versus Mercy Killing   Many people distance themselves from the death topics and do not understand why someone may ask for help in dying or simply want to choose to die. Mercy death and mercy killing are well-known phenomena. Mercy killing happens when someone causes another person’s death based on the conviction that death is appropriate or good for the victim. It is simply terminating a person’s life without him or her asking for it. On the other hand, mercy death is the direct action to end one’s life when he or she requests for it (Moreno, 2000). This happens when opinions and facts show that death is the best solution. Neither mercy killing nor mercy...

Theory of consumer choice

Purpose of Assignment Week 5 exposes students to subjects that are intended to whet their appetites for further study in economics. Students will use the theory of consumer choice and the impact of the concepts of asymmetric information, political economy, and behavior economics, to describe how consumers make economic decisions. Assignment Steps Scenario: You have been asked to assist your organization’s marketing department to better understand how consumers make economic decisions. Write a analysis including the following: The impact the theory of consumer choice has on:         Demand curves Higher wages Higher interest rates The role asymmetric information has in many economic transactions. The Condorcet Paradox and Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem in the political economy. People are not rational in behavior economics. Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources not including your textbook. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. ANSWER:   Theory of consumer choice Institution Name Professor     Introduction The process of decision making may be quite complex depending on what grounds and circumstances the decisions are made. Economic decisions are very important and must be carefully thought about by consumers and other individuals since this impact on the economic development of a region and ultimately a country. The study of how consumers make economics decisions is expounded by the consumer theory which attempts to explain how individual consumers decide to spend their money on certain products based on their preferences and budget constraints they are faced with (Hansen, 1972) Consumer theory shows how individuals make choices of what commodity to buy, at what price they should buy the product, and from whom. To arrive at some convenient point, consumers must put regard for...

Kerry Vs Din case

Produce a three- to six-page analysis utilizing 1 of the following cases below ( you pick) using the IRAC—issue, rule, analysis, conclusion—method as outlined in the classroom. You should separate out each section. IRAC is a method used to deconstruct a judicial opinion, but it can be used for anything that you read. Use this template for your paper with the American Psychological Association (APA) style and format, 6th edition. Note that no additional research is required. All the information is contained in the case. Kerry v. Din, 135 S.Ct. 2128 (2015). ANSWER:   Kerry Vs Din case Instructor’s name Institution     Kerry vs. Din case   Issue Fauzia Din who is a US citizen through naturalization filed a petition demanding that her husband Kanishka Berashk be included as her immediate relative despite the fact that Mr. Berashk is a citizen of Afghanistan and resides outside the United States. This was granted and after some time, he filed a petition for a visa application. The application was denied by the U.S embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. The application was denied on the basis that the latter was inadmissible to a section of the U.S Constitution. After the application was denied, Din felt that the reasons given were not sufficient to deny the application. She then filed a suit in federal district court demanding a writ of mandamus that will provide a proper adjudication of berashk’s visa application and at the same time, the suit demanded a number of declaratory judgment concerning the provision of notice to aliens found inadmissible to...

You have been asked to assist your organization’s marketing department to better understand how consumers make economic decisions

Scenario: You have been asked to assist your organization’s marketing department to better understand how consumers make economic decisions. Write an analysis containing one thousand word and include the following: The impact the theory of consumer choice has on:         Demand curves Higher wages Higher interest rates The role asymmetric information has in many economic transactions. The Condorcet Paradox and Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem in the political economy. People are not rational in behavior economics. Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources not including your textbook. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines ANSWER:   Consumers and Economic Decisions Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation      Consumers and Economic Decisions               The company is focused in the paper is Apple Limited. The paper aims to guide Apple’s marketing department in comprehending the strategies adopted by consumers in the event of making decisions. In the analysis, the impact of the consumer choice theory on higher wages demand curves, higher interest rates, asymmetrical information, and Condorcet paradox (Tatum, Ellen, & Fitzgerald, 2016). Firstly, it is essential to avail a highlight on consumer choice. Consumer choice represents the decisions that the users are supposed to make regarding the services and products in the market. The theory of consumer choice is focused on addressing crucial questions. The questions are such as; are all the demand curves downward sloping? What is the effect of wage variations on labor supply? What are the consequences of the rates of interest on households saving? In studying the behavior based on consumer choices, consumers’ decisions on the products and service to purchase and consume at certain periods are examined. Consumer choice theory is a microeconomics branch relating to consumer...

Ethics in Internet Research (Week 2 Discussion 1) Read the journal article “The Ethics of Internet Research” (Williams, 2012) and this week’s lecture

Ethics in Internet Research (Week 2 Discussion 1) Read the journal article “The Ethics of Internet Research” (Williams, 2012) and this week’s lecture.  In your own words, provide a summary of the article and add your own thoughts on how the Internet can affect the research process, including, but not limited to, ethics concerns. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.   The purpose of the article, The Ethics of Internet Research written by author, Susan Williams is to discuss the topic of internet research and the ethical issues that emerge because of this process (Williams, 2012).   The article further explores strategies to address ethical issues, as they pertain to internet research, as well as the future of the internet as a research tool. Clearly the internet has changed every aspect of our lives and research is no exception.  Conceptually and historically, Internet research ethics is related to computer and information ethics...

Strategic Use of Technology

Strategic Use of Technology Student’s Name Institution     Strategic Use of Technology The new hiring system which will be employed by CIC will help the three level of management in making improved decision as shown in the table below Role Level Example of Possible Decision Supported by Hiring System. Senior/Executive Managers Business based decision. Manager identification Innovation and creativity one CEO can make decision suing the hiring system of sourcing new line managers CFO can make decision of creating a cost effect strategy that will make sure that the resources within the organization are used in the right way. They can also make decision of employing innovative and also creative employees in the company. Middle Managers (director of human resource and the recruiting managers) two Human source manger can use the new system in the process of sourcing the employees that they want with this case the employees who are aligning with the company need of innovation and creativity. Recruitment manager can use the system to select those candidates who are fitting the company’s required employee. The system can selectively identify the best suited employees. Operational Managers Line managers three Making decision on who to place different employees according to their skill and expertizes. The fact is that the system has the capability of placing all  employees according to their value and also the skills which are needed in the case provided Communication The new hiring system will enable the CEO to be able to communicate those people in the supply chain. Through the system, the company will be able to identify the market place where it can...

If you suddenly had the memory and perception of Funes, would your life become better or worse? Why?

Based on the short story “Funes the Memorious” by Borges, please answer the following question: If you suddenly had the memory and perception of Funes, would your life become better or worse? Why? Consider how Funes’s life in the story is affected, but also consider your own personality and circumstances (you may not necessarily do what Funes does, after all). Answer the question directly. If you somehow wish to say your life is both better and worse, be clear about what you mean exactly (don’t be vague or wishy washy). Based on that answer, provide two main premises for why you feel as you do. Your premises should consider the story but also use your own hypothetical examples as support (a hypothetical example is one that did not actually but COULD happen, given the context of the discussion). Then, based on your answer and reasons, infer: If you had the chance to have Funes’s memory and perception, would you take it? That inference should flow smoothly and naturally from your answer, so it will probably need little to no explanation. Your answer should be at least twelve complete sentences total. ANSWER:   My life would be much worse if I could recall every detail of everything I encounter, read, or happens to me. There is no freedom to become lost in entertainment or to have a lighthearted moment with a loved one. The mind would be like a sinking ship filling up with water, with the water being the constant flow of information. I believe my mind would...

Why do you think that s/he has aged successfully? What are the important elements of successful aging? 

In on fully paragraph explain what successful aging means to you. Provide a detailed description of someone you know who has aged successfully. Why do you think that s/he has aged successfully? What are the important elements of successful aging?   ANSWER:   To me successful aging is continuous process of natural change that begins in early adulthood to physical, mental and social well-being in older age. Mr. Bass my neighbor He has a mental flexibility and openness to new ideas at an age when most people become more rigid. He is at 98 years yet has competent with weights and done cardio training for...

Jane is shopping in Texas GunMart when a rifle is being loaded by Anne, one of GunMart’s employees

Jane is shopping in Texas GunMart when a rifle is being loaded by Anne, one of GunMart’s employees, fires without warning and grazes Jane’s left arm (luckily she is not seriously hurt). GunMart and an independent gunsmith examine the rifle, and discover that it was manufactured improperly by LoneStar Rifles, causing the accidental discharge. Jane files a suit against LoneStar Rifles for product liability, on the ground of strict liability. Outline the elements for an action based on strict liability. Explain and analyze in whose favor is the court likely to rule and why. Explain who is correct and why. ANSWER:   The court is likely to rule in Jane’s favor. Lonestar Rifles will be held liable for the injuries caused to Jane by the gunshot. This is because after an investigation done by Gunmart and an independent gunsmith they realized that Lonestar Rifles manufacture the riffle incorrectly which is the cause of...

BUSINESS ETHICS, How can virtue ethics be applied to Alex Malleys’ case

*Business Ethics** How can virtue ethics be applied to Alex Malleys’ case and explain how an executive of the company would defend the $4.9m payment to Malley if he is at stages 1 and 4 of Kohlberg’s Levels of Cognitive development.     BUSINESS ETHICS Student’s Name Institution Affiliation Date   The main aim of this paper is to analyze how virtue ethics can be applied to Alex Malleys’ case and explain how an executive of the company would defend the $4.9m payment to Malley if he is at stages 1 and 4 of Kohlberg’s Levels of Cognitive development. Business ethics is type of professional or applied ethics which examine moral or ethical problems as well as ethical principles that come up in an environment related to business. In simple, we can say it involves all business conduct aspects and is important to the entire organizations and individuals’ conduct (Van Hooft, 2014). With this definition, it is easy to finally say virtue ethics is more of an individual instead of action based. It scrutinizes individuals’ moral character conducting an action. It can also be defined as a system that we put virtue as way to measure morality, with virtue...

Discuss whether Quality transferred this right to Aggressive without Mark’s consent

Mark borrows $1,000 from Quality Electronics to buy a new 4k TV. When Mark does not pay the loan or return the TV, Quality wants to transfers the right to the payment to Aggressive Collection Agency. Aggressive agrees to pay Quality for this right, but for a price that is less than the amount owed. Discuss whether Quality transferred this right to Aggressive without Mark’s consent. If so, and Quality committed fraud in the deal with Mark, discuss whether Mark could legitimately refuse to pay Aggressive. Explain the basis for your response. ANSWER:   Quality transferred the right to Aggressive Collection Agency without Mark’s consent. There is no notice issued by Quality to Mark as a reminder to repay his debt. Quality ought to have issued notices to Mark in a proper way and timely before taking a step of transferring the right to payment to Aggressive Collection Agency. Quality as a...

What are three roles that interest groups play in American politics in terms of impacting election outcomes? Please explain each role

What are three roles that interest groups play in American politics in terms of impacting election outcomes?  Please explain each role. ANSWER:   Interest groups are organisation of people with structural framework governed by policy goals and working within political environments to promote their goals. The three roles in American politics include; Lobbying Government Interests groups hire representatives to advocate their interests. The lobbying activities include contacting members of the congress and the executive branch to reciprocate information about adverse effects of the proposed legislation. The dimension of the discussion determines the election outcome. Engaging in election activities In most cases, interests groups find...

Ethical Dilemma in Pediatric Patients

Ethical Dilemma in Pediatric Patients DO NOT RESUSCITATE ORDERS IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS Olukemi Adekunle Chamberlain College of Nursing (1.608 Words)         Ethical Dilemma in Pediatric Patients   The purpose of this paper is to discuss ethical dilemma in pediatric patients and how these dilemmas affect their caregivers. Children in the entire United States are diagnosed with terminal diseases everyday. Once medical treatments begin and no improvement is seen in the quality of life of the child, family would be advised to consider a do not resuscitate order.  According to Baker et al, “ A do not resuscitate order is intended to protect the patient from resuscitative efforts that are not wanted by the patient and family” (2013). As a program director at an Intermediate Care facility (ICF) pediatric unit, do not resuscitate status often come into discussion, and it is an uncomfortable topic to discuss  for some of the nurses at the unit. A do not resuscitate order on a child can sometimes cause an internal ethical dilemma for some nurses. Children are seen as lively individuals, and are supposed to outlive their elders. Also there are many myths surrounding do not resuscitate orders with both family members and members of the healthcare team. Some people believe that do not resuscitate orders mean do not treat, when in actuality do not resuscitate orders only describe resuscitation wishes. Do not resuscitate orders can in fact comply with all seven nursing ethical principles. Ethical theory can be applied to a do not resuscitate order, and the ethical dilemma of dealing with a child with a do not resuscitate...

Core Value Healing vs Curing

Core Value Healing vs Curing South university Complementary & Alternative Methods (1.051 Words)     Introduction Holistic nursing is a part of all nurses but which value do each and every nurse actually possess.  There are five core values in which every nurse may relate to however more than likely relate one more than the other four.  The core values of holistic nursing is According to the Online Journal of Issues of Nursing the five standards are, “1) Holistic Philosophy and Education; 2) Holistic Ethics, Theories, and Research; 3) Holistic Nurse Self-Care; 4) Holistic Communication, Therapeutic Environment and Cultural Competence; and 5) Holistic Caring Process..”(“Standards for Holistic Nursing,” 2001)    Holistic values separately are important but together complete the holistic process. Core value number 3 is the holistic vault that identify with most for it is focused on self-care.  As a nurse in order to provide care one must first focused on being the best they can be a first must be through focusing on one self.  As a nurse if you neglect your own health how this is setting an example for the patient you care for. Nurses are not perfect individuals and too often struggle with health concerns and need to care for oneself.  As nurse the care we seek and obtain for ourselves can be that positive outlook for our patient if they see and understand that as nurse we too have health concerns and can relate what they may be experiencing and can share how they are coping with health concerns. Presenting the best holistic self as a nurse give our patient good examples and guides...

Week 2 IRAC Brief GREBING v. 24 HOUR FITNESS USA, INC.

Week 2 IRAC Brief GREBING v. 24 HOUR FITNESS USA, INC.     Facts: On November 11, 2011, Timothy Grebing, the plaintiff, who is a 24-Hour Fitness USA membership holder, in La Mirada, California, signed an agreement, voluntarily releasing the defendant, 24-Hour Fitness USA facility of any liability from injuries sustained while utilizing the facility. On May 9, 2012, the plaintiff, injured himself while using exercise equipment in the fitness facility.  While operating the low row machine, the plaintiff increased the weight to 220 or 240 pounds.  When the plaintiff pulled the handlebar on the machine, a clip malfunctioned, causing the handlebar to separate from the cable.  The handlebar then, struck the plaintiff in the head.  As a result, of the malfunction, the plaintiff asserts that he received back, head and neck injuries. The defendant hired a facilities technician, Ricardo Alcaraz, to inspect the exercise machines daily.  On the day...

Operant Conditioning Paper

Operant Conditioning Paper Institution Date (1.051 Words)     Introduction   Behavioral theories are meant to enhance skills especially on children whose use will become handy later in their life. Operant conditioning is one of the behavioral theories which was pioneered by Fredrick Skinner based on the premise that reinforcing certain behavior enhances their repetition, but punishing will stop learning of the particular behavior (McLeod, 2015). Skinner dedicated his time to study human behavior and engaged in understanding the reason for people performing given behavior and their consequences. The operant condition theory focusses on the intentional actions that have an impact on the surrounding environment Staddon& Cerutti, 2003). The theory of operant conditioning explains the process which prompts certain behaviors to occurs and why others are inhibited.   Operant Conditioning The origin of the operant theory was Edwards Thorndike, a psychologist who came up with “law “of effect (Thorndike, 1898). In his theory, he stated that behavior which was proceeded by a pleasant outcome, it was likely to be repeated, while a behavior proceeded by an unpleasant outcome would be stopped or extinct (Thorndike, 1898). Skinners’ theory introduces a new concept termed as reinforcement. He stated that where behavior is reinforced, it is likely to be repeated or strengthened but the behavior which is not reinforced is doomed to stop. His theory meant that behavior is changed by the kind of reinforcements applied after the desired response has been shown (McLeod, 2015). Through his theory, he explained various types of responses succeeding...

Marriage Practices Of The Maasai And Nuer Cultures ANT 101

Marriage Practices Of The Maasai And Nuer Cultures ANT 101 (1.286 Words)     Marriage Practices of The Maasai And Nuer Culture   Marriage is a very important tradition in most cultures. In a number of countries, arranged marriages are still practiced (Crapo, 2013). I’ve decided to explore marriage practices in the Massai and Nuer Cultures. The Maasai people of Kenya and Nuer people of Sudan share some similarities and differences on marriage beliefs. These two cultures will give different views and expectations of how a marriage should be. The Maasai people originated in Kenya. Ceremonies and rituals among the Maasai is a very essential part of their culture and lifestyle. These rituals are very frequent in a boy and girl’s lifetime. Marriage in Maasai culture is one of the most important traditional activities ( Kesoi, 2008). Maasai weddings are a family affair and involve the combining of two lives, two families, and two communities. There are many different wedding traditions in Africa and no two are alike (Africa Guide, 2014). “ A man has to be married as soon as he undergoes the circumcision ceremony” ( Kesoi, 2008). Marriages are arranged by the fathers’ without consulting their children first.  Massai families are usually poor and aren’t able to afford formal schooling, so to protect their daughters from lives of poverty they choose to marry them off (Olekina, 2004). “The women are given to a man they do not know who is much older than themselves” (Africa Guide, 2014)....

How the American warfare has changed throughout the modern American Military History Experience

Choose from 1 of the topics below. Be sure that you answer ALL the questions addressed in your chosen essay question: How have the wars America has fought since the Korean War differed from those before the Korean War? How has American leadership changed or remained constant throughout the Wars discussed in this class? Be sure to cover at least four different leaders within the purview of this class. How have the American Ways of Warfare changed throughout the Modern American Military history experience? Is it fair to describe a Pax Americana or a world military force reflective of American military capabilities? How have the American Ways of Warfare become more or less relevant in describing this relatively recent growth of deployment and use of power abroad? The Final Essay must be written in current Turabian format, have a minimum of 5 scholarly sources, and must be minimum of 7 full pages in length. ANSWER:   How the American warfare has changed throughout the modern American Military History Experience Name Course Date   Introduction In the past decades, theorists and historians based on military produced massive volumes of works that try to explain about the American way of war. In 1973, RussellWeigley, the historian made a serious attempt to check into the America’s way of approaching war5. From then, many historians have dived into the issue and tried to provide multiple characteristics of the methodology employed in war by America. There are several challenges that come handy when it comes to defining a singular way of war by America. The scope of activities that are encompassed in the term “a way of war”...

Use of Force ad Discretion in Criminal Investigation

Use of Force ad Discretion in Criminal Investigation Institution Affiliation Name Date (3.376 words)     Use of Force ad Discretion in Criminal Investigation   Introduction Use of force is one of the contexts used in law enforcement. It is usually described as a number of the efforts that are required by the police officers to compel compliance by an unwilling subject. The primary objective of the doctrine of the use of force by the police officers in criminal justice is to ensure it balances needs of the security with the ethical concerns for well-being and rights of the suspects and intruders. On the other hand, discretion is described as the way in which individual acts of their judgment and authority. Therefore, discretion in criminal justice is defined as the ability of a given judge to decide or choose, with what or how severity one has to sentence an individual who is convicted. For example, an officer who evicts an individual from his or her house o arresting an individual on the street. Therefore, the text will discuss the use of discretion and force in a criminal investigation. The use of Force in Criminal Investigation Use of force according to the penal code found in section 835a is described as the reasonable force to the effect of an arrest as only the force is reasonable for the restraint of the suspect and also getting the suspect to be submitted to custody.  Therefore, United States Supreme Court has noted that in determining the “objective reasonableness “of use of force should be fact specific. In that, before a police officer uses...

CHANGES IN THE 1920S THAT DEFINED THIS DECADE

The 1920s were a time of great change in world history. In the United States, World War I brought in its wake rapid economic, social and cultural change. In your view, which changes were the most important in defining this decade? Explain. Please cite from “The American Yawp” and Lang.  ANSWER:   CHANGES IN THE 1920S THAT DEFINED THIS DECADE   The United States entered World War I much later to give reinforcement to Britain and France after the two nations were nearing exhaustion and the United States felt obligated to save their traditional allies. For The nineteen months that the Americans were involved in  the war, saw a rapid mobilization of the US economy; the United States engaged in the supply of raw materials and the...

How did the Empires of India, China, and Japan deal with rebellion and unconventional ideas or beliefs? Would modern rebellions be challenged in the same way?

How did the Empires of India, China, and Japan deal with rebellion and unconventional ideas or beliefs? Would modern rebellions be challenged in the same way? ANSWER:   In 221-206BC, the Ch’in empire of China, was ruled by an emperor called Ch’in Shih Huang who ruled by a system of centralized bureaucracy and harshness. This caused people to rebel against him strongly. The emperor feared most the scholars, so he had them rounded up, put to death or sent o exile, causing many to go to hiding. Additionally all books except technical ones were impounded and burned. In India Emperor Aurangzeb negotiated...

What is meant by the term the ‘near Atlantic’?

(i) What is meant by the term the ‘near Atlantic’? (ii) Did the Mexica think the Spanish were gods? (iii) In what ways do the early years of European contact with Brazil illustrate the essentially violent nature of the first phase of the Atlantic World? (iv) In what ways did the Spanish American Empire of the sixteenth century reflect the ancient Roman Empire? (v) Why, in contrast to colonial Spanish America, was Brazil a fundamentally rural society? ANSWER:   What is meant by the term the ‘near Atlantic’? The term near Atlantic is used to refer to the countries that surrounded the Atlantic Ocean, mostly the Brazil and their relationship to the slave trade that happened in the area. Example is how the Brazil; imported slave trades from Africa Congo.  Did the Mexican think the Spanish were gods? When the Spanish first arrived in Mexican, the Mexican did not think of Spanish as gods...

Please compare and contrast the Aztec and Mongol civilizations

Please compare and contrast the Aztec and Mongol civilizations.  Look at their social, political, economic, religious and military structures.  Please be sure to cite all of the information that you use from your sources.  Completed essays should target 750 words in length.  ANSWER:   The Mongol and the Aztec civilizations spread across continents and were arguably the largest the world has ever known. The Mongol Empire under the leadership of Genghis Khan occupied the Middle East, China, Russia and Western Europe. The Mongol Empire continued to advance until the death of Ogedai Khan1. Aztec civilization, on the other hand, occupied the valley of Mexico, a massive oval basin. The Aztecs are said to have arrived in Mesoamerica at the outset of the13th century as a nomadic tribe. After they had set base and established a magnificent capital at Tenochtitlan, the Aztecs became a dominant force in Central Mexico. Both the Mongol and Aztec’s civilization shaped social, economic and political dynamics of the regions they occupied. Therefore, the objective of this paper is to compare and contrast the social, political, religious and military structures of the Aztec and the Mongol civilizations. The Aztecs, as was earlier established, was a dominant force in Central Mexico and developed an intricate political, religious, social and economic organization. By 15th century perchance, the cities in the region had been brought into the Aztec’s control. Known as the Tenochca, the Aztec’s are said to have begun as a Northern tribal hunters and gatherers. They would appear in Mesoamerica later in...