All work must be original, cited and will be submitted to Turn-It-In. This is a discussion post. Due date 05/14/20 @5pm. Below is a link reference the question.ATTACHED LINK: Qaeda manual part1_4.pdf?_&d2lSessionVal=mvAeUrHnXBdpwO0kYbmVqkdniINSTRUCTIONS:The terror cells of Al Qaeda use surveillance and also have counter-surveillance instructions for their operatives. The link below is an alleged copy of their training manual. What information from their manual wouldyou use to defeat their counter-surveillance methods?14/05/20206.5law

Lowincome groups effective

Are interventions for low-income groups effective in changing healthy eating, physical activity and smoking behaviours?NSW car rental company database was developed in 2010. The database system contains information about all staff and customers that have rented a car from the NSW car rental company as well as the details of the vehicles that are on loan and vehicles that are available for rental.Each staff of the NSW rental company can book a car for rental for a customer. For each vehicle rented the following details are stored by NSW car rental company. These details are: registration no of the vehicle, customer number, data borrowed, return date, total cost of rental, staff number of staff that made the booking, terms and conditions for vehicle rental.Identify all entities and their attribute.(b) Draw an E-R (Entity-Relationship) diagram.15/05/20205english

Ford Motor Co SEC 10K Analysis

Resource: Ford Motor Co. SEC 10-K Analysis Grading GuideRead the SEC 10-K for Ford Motor Company from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Edgar filing system to view this information.Write a 350- to 700-word paper describing the amounts of current and deferred income taxes.Explain the items that affect both these classifications.Provide details of the current and long-term portion of the deferred taxes. Be sure to list the Note number where you found your information.Format your paper consistent with APA standards.15/05/202020businessfinance

Windows Registry Forensics

This week we looked at RegRipper and RegistryHives. Write a brief of a couple of paragraphs about each of these topics. What are they? What do they do or contain? What valuable information can be obtained from these?Assignment 750 words best and quality with references17/05/202013computerscience


You are the new manager for a family-owned coffee shop. You recently hired a part-time employee, who is visually impaired, to assist with record-keeping activities. The coffee shop’s owners have asked you to assess their current input and output devices and make recommendations for assistive technologies. The new employee will need to enter data and review on-screen and printed information.Discuss the following:Research the web to find information about assistive input devices, such as voice recognition and larger keyboards. Research output devices,such as large-screen monitors and Braille printers. Research costs for implementation,and any grants your company can apply for to ease the costs.Your initial post must be at least 75 words.29/04/20205computerscience

Can someone help me

Assignment 1: Examining Your Community’s Source of EnergyIt is easy to criticize society for not using renewable resources, but in reality, how difficult would this transition be? What kind processes and procedures would be involved? How would such a transition be made?The purpose of this assignment is for you to consider what type of energy your neighborhood is currently powered by and what it would really take to convert this source to a renewable one. How much would it take to switch your community to a renewable resource and what would this mean for the environment?For the assignment, complete the following:Identify three primary types of energy that powers your home as well as all of the homes in your community. You may find this information on your community Web site or the Web sites of the local power companies. For example, your community may use electricity and solar panels.Explain how the sources of energy you identified impact the environment. Consider the following:Does the use of these types of energy resource have a negative impact on the environment in your area?Does your community have nuclear waste to dispose of?Has your community always used these three power sources? If so, how do you feel this has impacted the environment over time?How much of an impact have these sources of energy had on local air and water quality?Considering the current source(s) of power available, determine how much energy your house uses each month. You can find this information on your monthly energy bill.Calculate your annual usage for a year. Using this value, estimate the energy consumption for your community. The US Census Bureau is one resource you can use to estimate the number of households in your community.You can use the following formulae for this calculation:(monthly energy usage) × (12 months per year) = (household energy usage per year);(yearly energy estimate for your house) × (estimated number of houses in your community) = (estimated yearly energy use for your community)The following is example of the above calculation:52.8 kilo watts per hour (kwh) × 12 months = 633.6 kwh;633.6KWH × 200 houses in your community = 126,720 kwhRecommend a realistic, renewable resource to power your community, using your calculated power needs. Consider the following sources: hydropower, solar power, wind turbines, and geothermal energy.Which source would be the best for your community?Justify your choice based on the kind of resources that are available, how much power these alternative sources can produce, and your estimated energy demands for the community.Having recommended an alternative power source, conclude by addressing the following:How realistic is this alternative power source for your community?How will people in your community respond to energy conversion? Will they support it or be against it? Give reasons.How expensive would it be to convert to the alternative power source you recommended? How would this new source impact the environment?What organisms would benefit most from this conversion?Support your statements with appropriate examples and approximately 4–6 credible resources.Write an 8–10-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.13/05/20200.4biology

Computer Forensics

submit a 3 page APA paper covering the following points: What type of malicious attack you are interested in studying (Man in the middle, DDOS, etc). What information, equipment, and software you would need in order to study the malicious attack you have selected. How you would acquire, handle, and analyze the data from the malicious attack What type of incident response protocol should be implemented to mitigate risk from the malicious attack you have selected How you would evaluate your report.You need to touch on all of these points, so it is a good idea to structure your research paper in the same order. Start by discussing the first point, and then move on16/05/202020informationsystems


ENVSTY 101 Memo # 3 – What’s the problem?This memo asks you to take three steps: read critically; research effectively; and, write efficiently. Please review Chapter 19 and the Wedge Stabilization Strategy article (Pacala & Socolow) and compose a 650-750 word memo that outlines: ● the nature of the environmental problem of climate change and the human role in the development of that problem; and, ● the prospects for solving the problem (or at least mitigating it) over the course of the next thirty yearsusing illustrative examples.While it will be appropriate to refer to suggestions outlined in the book and the article, you must support your assessment by pointing to at least four examples of how some of those suggested solutions are actually being implemented. The memo should be analytical and reflect your research rather than express opinions.Here is a suggested outline to help you stay on track: Introduction – please address the nature of the environmental problem of climate change and the human role in the development of the problem. Introduce the problem to set the stage for the main points you will make throughout your paper. (2 points) Body – Assessment of the problem and prospective solutions. Discuss how suggested solutions are being implemented to some degree. Provide four illustrative examples (be specific). (4 points) Example 1 – mitigation Example 2 – mitigation Example 3 – adaptation Example 4 – adaptation Conclusion – briefly summarize the main points described throughout your paper. Conclude with a final statement regarding the examples you have outlined. (2 points) Works Cited/References – list and cite all sources used throughout your memo using MLA or APA format. Do not cite any sources not used in your memo. (1 point) Proper grammar/spelling/usage/format (1 point)Information supporting your suggestions must be appropriately quoted/attributed/cited. You should NOT employ quotations of more than a few words since they reflect someone else’s thinking/analysis/opinion, rather you ought to effectively summarize and paraphrase references and attribute/cite them in accordance with appropriate academic standards noted in the syllabus and excerpted here with some helpful links.12/05/202020environmentalscience

220 Week 6 A /For WIZARD KIM

Using the information provided below, calculate the buyer’s and seller’s costs and credits as they would appear on theClosing Disclosure Form(CDF). You are not required to use the actualCDF Word Document, but you are certainly welcome to use it and it might make things a little easier. There is a .pdf of theClosing Disclosure documentalsoattached for viewing.You may simply list the debits (charges) and credits (additions) to both buyer and seller and the total amount due to/from each party in a MS Office Word or Excel document. The goal is to come up with the amount the Buyer needs to bring to closing, and the amount the Seller would receive at closing.Do your best to first determine which party is responsible for each item. Upon completion, upload your CDF showing the Buyer and Seller Costs to the Assignments area of the classroom.When calculating these costs, the complications can occur when you figure the taxes and shared lender fees, etc. Just do your best and let me know if you have any questions. You can receive partial credit on this assignment even if your numbers are slightly incorrect.Property located in VirginiaClosing Date: October 15First payment due: December 1Sales Price: $280,000Earnest money deposit: $5,000Down payment: $56,000Existing loan to be paid off: $125,000 @4.75% interestNew loan amount: $220,000 @ 4.50% interest, for 30 yearsTotal of three points, split by buyer and sellerEscrow (impound) of two monthsAnnual property taxes: $2,400, paid through December 31Hazard insurance: $330 for one-year policyReal estate broker commission:6 percentOwner’s title policy: $250Lenders title policy: $750Survey $125Recording fees charged to buyer: $75Lender fees charged to buyer: $1,100Transfer tax: $180 paid by sellerTermite inspection: $125Roof inspection & repair: $2,100Homeowner warranty provided by seller: $500USE THE ATTACHED REFERENCES AS WELL AS OTHER REFERENCES. 15/05/202015businessfinance

Week 2 Discussion

You’ve read several articles on Information System Success and Satisfaction.How do you believe an organization should measure information system success and satisfaction in the enterprise?Required Text(s): Stair, R. M., & Reynolds, G. W. (2018). Principles of information systems. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.Please write 2-3 paragraph with references and APA format.12/05/20205informationsystems

Discussion posts 150 words each

1. Discuss the basic investigative techniques that are used in a Robbery and a Homicide investigation. Explain the characteristics you would expect to observe if a Robbery or Homicide victim was shot with a handgun.2.Identify and list three types of evidence either physical or sources of information that may be found at a robbery scene and the importance of this information to a case investigation.12/05/202010law

Week1 db cybercrime

After reviewing the content in Week #1’s folders, please submit an initial discussion board post on your understanding of how cybercrime evolved into a worldwide crisis. Provide a detailed summary. Then, considering the prevalence of smartphones and personal computers in our society, what types of cybercrime are most likely to occur? Who is likely to perpetrate such crime? Who is likely to be victimized by cybercrime? Moreover, discuss why you believe cybercrime is the fastest growing crime trend in the United States. What is your position as it relates to why the incidence of cybercrime is greater than street-crime in today’s society? For full credit, your initial discussion board post must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday and least 250 words. At least two peer responses to your classmates must be 150 words The grading rubric for both initial and reply posts can be found in the Syllabus & Information course link in the Grading Rubrics folder. Link: Be sure to tie in reference material and credit your sources according to the American Psychological Association’s (APA) formatting guidelines.I look forward to your submissions,Professor Bousioslink rewiew the attachements12/05/202015law

St w2 D

Suppose that you have two sets of data to work with. The first set is a list of all the injuries that were seen in a clinic in a month’s time. The second set contains data on the number of minutes that each patient spent in the waiting room of a doctor’s office. You can make assumptions about other information or variables that are included in each data set.For each data set, propose your idea of how best to represent the key information. To organize your data would you choose to use a frequency table, a cumulative frequency table, or a relative frequency table? Why?What type of graph would you use to display the organized data from each frequency distribution? What would be shown on each of the axes for each graph?****300 words response with reference and in text citation********MUST have Plagiarism report***13/05/20207mathematics


Individual Rights” Please respond to the following: Explain at least two (2) individual rights for patients regarding EMR and their healthcare information. Next, describe three (3) basic safeguards required to protect the security of e-PHI. Lastly, speculate on what happens if a breach occurs. Provide support for your response.13/05/20207businessfinance

International Entrepreneurship

The assignment is a written essay, Harvard style (including cover, table of content, introduction…) with approx 1.500 words, based in the idea of introducing the company FARINERA COROMINA to 2 different countries, which are Brazil and Portugal, there is a template with the information needed in each part of the essay and amount of words for each. Also attached is another document about the company that can be helpful. References are very well taken.DUE DATE – 14/05/202013/05/202040businessfinance

Essay due in 12 hours

This is an entrance exam that needs to be completed.. 600 words minimum.. below is some information that may help..I am an RN ADN…. I am a postpartum nurse.. work at nightI want to do BSN…12/05/202012nursing


What ideas stood out most for you regarding childhood obesity? What conclusions have you drawn to encouraging children to move more through physical activities? After viewing the video clip,The Truth About Carbohydrates and Sugar, how can you apply that information to your work with children now or in the future? Six months from now, what concept have you learned from this course that will you remember?14/05/20207education

Argumentative Essay Final DraftQuick turn around

I need an argumentative essay with 4-5 pages plus a title page and reference page in APA format. This essay is on discrimination in the LGBTQ community. I completed a rough draft that I have attached.You will submit a 4- to 5-page (1,000 to 1,250 words) rough-draft essay that is formatted in proper APA style. This rough draft assignment must integrate prior feedback and show improvement from your prior coursework. The rough draft will be evaluated differently than a final draft essay, so pay close attention to the grading rubrics and requirements.Your argument should be sound, valid, and based upon evidence from at least 5 credible sources. At least 3 of your sources must be scholarly. You may integrate additional information, since your final draft requires additional research. Information and evidence must be integrated appropriately, cited in APA-style, and used with integrity. Remember to draft your essay for an academic audience.15/05/202020businessfinance


ATTACHED ARE RESOURCES THAT MUST BE USED NO EXCEPTIONS.ATTACHED IS BREAK EVEN CHART AND OTHER EXCEL SPREADSHEETS THAT MUST BE USED.PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND THOROUGHLY. PAPER MUST BE 5 TO 7 PAGES.PLEASE ADDRESS AND ANSWER ALL PARTS TO PAPERYou will use three documents to complete this assignment: ACC 206 Final Paper Breakeven Chart.xls ACC 206 Final Paper Cash Flow.xls ACC 206 Final Paper CGS.xlsYour paper should consist of the following sections: Cash flow Statement, Manufacturing Costs, Cost-Volume-Profit-Analysis, Horizontal and Vertical Analysis, and Ratios. Use two scholarly/peer-reviewed and/or credible sources in addition to the course text to support your analyses.Here is a breakdown of the sections within the body of the assignment:Cash Flow StatementFrom the data in the file ACC 206 Final Paper Cash Flow.xls complete a Cash Flow Statement. Use the column that corresponds to your course. For example, if your course stated May 22, you would use the data from the May–June column.Manufacturing CostsFrom the data in this file ACC 206 Final Paper CGS.xls, complete a Schedule of Cost of Goods Manufactured and a Manufacturing Company Income statement. Use the Cost of Goods Manufactured that was developed in the Schedule of Cost of Goods Statement in the income statement. (See pages 974 through 975 in the text) Use the column that corresponds to your course. For example, if your course stated May 22, you would use the data from the May–June column.Cost-Volume-Profit AnalysisLast week you should have prepared a break-even chart for submission with this final paper. If you still need to complete it, here are the instructions.First, watch the video tutorial, Final Paper Break-Even Chart video that walks you through the steps.Next, download the Excel file, ACC 206 Final Paper Breakeven Chart.xls that includes the data you will use to complete the break-even chart. Submit the break-even chart as part of your final assignment.Horizontal and Vertical AnalysisUsing the data from the Coca-Cola 2017 Annual Report(Links to an external site.) financial statements, starting on page 60, prepare a horizontal analysis for the balance sheet for a 2-year period and a vertical analysis for the income statement for a 2-year period. Submit the company financial statements with your analysis. The analysis must show all formula calculations to support your results.Ratio AnalysisUsing the data from the Coca-Cola 2017 Annual Report(Links to an external site.) financial statements, starting on page 60, calculate the following ratios: Common Stockholders Equity Ratio Profit Margin Ratio Cash Ratio Debt to Equity Ratio Debt RatioExplain how the ratio is calculated and discuss and interpret the ratios that you calculated. Submit a screenshot of the company financial statements as an appendix. The analysis must show all formula calculations to support your results.The Company Analysis Final Paper Must be five to seven double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style(Links to an external site.) resource. Must include a separate title page with the following: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013(Links to an external site.). Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice(Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance. Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper. For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions(Links to an external site.) as well as Writing a Thesis Statement(Links to an external site.), refer to the Ashford Writing Center resources. Must use at least two scholarly/peer-reviewed and/or credible resources in addition to the course text. The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources(Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment. Must document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper(Links to an external site.) guide. Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List(Links to an external site.) resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.Carefully review theGrading Rubric(Links to an external site.)for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.18/05/202040businessfinance

Annotated Bibliography Mojave Rattlesnake

** Instructions**** Topic**- Mojave RattlesnakeTo make a Annotated Bibliography in APA!!! Format**Must have 3 sources**( Cite each source properly)** Summary of each source- What is the purpose of the source, review article, original research? What topics are covered? This section is generally 4-6 sentences that summarize the author’s main point. Please note that less than 10% of your annotated bibliography should contain direct quotes**** Evaluation of each source- After summarizing the article (or research paper or book), it is necessary to evaluate it and state where you found it – its source (e.g., journal, website, etc.). Briefly answer the following questions in 4-6 sentences:What is the format or type of source (e.g., peer-reviewed journal paper, website, book)? How reliable is the information in the article, and how credible is the source (e.g., website’s sponsoring organization, journal or book publisher) and the author(s)?25/04/202015english

HN330 Unit 4 Discussion Board Post

Good Evening,I need assistance in completing the Unit 3 DBP for HN330:Discussion Topic: HN330 Unit 4After careful review of Chapter 8 and the information on reflective listening, look at the reflective listening exercises on pages 180–186. Choose three statements from three different groups to complete for this week’s discussion. The groups are labeled Reflective Listening l-Reflective Listening VI, so you will end up with an example from three of the six groups. Use the following format for each of the three statements you chose, and post all three of these as your initial response to the Discussion topic.After you have completed your statements, answer the following questions:· How did it feel to reflectively listen and respond in these examples?· Why does reflective listening not involve advice or solutions?· You do not have to agree with the client to be a good reflective listener — why is this?Post your work directly to the message box in the Discussion Board; do not post it by attachment.For each of the three statements, complete the following:Client Statement: (Typed exactly as it appears in the text)Example: “I never meant to get pregnant. I know everyone says that, but I didn’t! I can’t think straight. What about my job and school and all my plans? I feel sick. I feel all the time like I’m going to faint.”Feeling: (Use only feeling words that you think best describe how this person is feeling.)Example: Scared, panicked, overwhelmed, aloneEmpathic Response: (Type a short sentence that reflects the feeling back to the client.)Example: It sounds like you are really feeling overwhelmed.(Refer back to page 157 in Chapter 7 to view examples of opening questions that will help you to start to respond to your clients’ feelings. There are a few listed below.)“That must have made you feel…”“You must feel…”“You must have felt…”“That must have been…”“It sounds like you are really feeling…”“You must be…”I have included Files of the chapters as well…..15/09/201710socialscience

Explain why margin accounts are only required when clients write options but not when they buy options?

. 1.Explain why margin accounts are only required when clients write options but not when they buy options? . 2.Compare and contrast a bull spread using calls and a bull spread using puts. If you want to include in your explanation a graphical representation of the payouts and/or profits feel free to do so. . 3.Price a European Call & Put and an American Put on a stock that is currently selling at $25 and has a volatility of 25%. The options all have a life of 7 months and a strike price of $26. The 7-month risk free rate is 3% per annum with continuous compounding.a.Use a 9-step binomial tree to price all 3 options b. Use a 10-step binomial tree to price all 3 options c.Use the Black-Scholes-Merton formula to price the European options 4.Use the information in question 1, but now the stock will pay a dividend of $1 in 3 months from today. European Call & Put and American Call & Put using a 7-step binomial tree for each option.05/12/201850businessfinance

4 Pages Southwest Airlines case analysis

According Case 25: Southwest Airlines in 2016: Culture, Values, and Operating Practices (page C-311)write a 4 pages case analysis (double spaced)CraftingExecutingStrategy_TheQuestf-ArthurThompson.pdfPosted: a year agoDue: 30/04/2019Budget: $5Tags: managementAnswers 1Amanda Smith4.9 (1k )4.9 (11k )Chata year agoPurchase the answer to view itSWA.docx1233.pdf1.pdfTry it first(plagiarism check)Buy answer $20Bids 36martha92Moen ZafarAmanda SmithAshley ClaireRESPECT WRITERKATHERINE BECKSDr.Qura-tul-ainErick TylerDr. Claver-NNProf.MacQueenPhd christineDaisy ArabellaTerry RobertsCatherine OwensANN HARRISkatetutorTiny ChrisperfectoRey writerColossal Geniusprof avrilChrisProfDrNicNgaoGreat-Writersnadia tutorkim woodsbrilliant answersWendy LewisDr Candice_2547Miss Professorphyllis youngAngelina Maysolution.jHomework ProPROFJUMAAABentaylorOther questions 103pagesbbbbyzP1 and P2Extern2099_W3_A2Survey Outcomesresearch paper E-government Information SystemsCritical Analysis PaperMarketingAssault in the City: Criminal ProfilingNot ratedwrite a paperAND Select one Case Study from PART TWO CASES Section A — In 3-5 pages, discuss: Three key problems and/or issues that management had to address in developing a new strategy. …Not ratedmc donaldsPlease read the McDonald’s Illustration in Ch. 1 and reply to the following questions:#1 Does McDonald’s Strategy as described seem to be well matched to the industry that it is in and …Not ratedBusiness Case TeslaPlease see the attached pdf and the questions that need to be done. I need this done in apa no plagiarism . I need it done by 7 pm eastern time frame USA. The case is in the pdf file. …Not ratedwrite a paperSelect one Case Study from PART TWO CASES Section B or Section C:This Case Study should be chosen to complement your 10-15 page …30/04/20195businessfinance

“Medications Used for Alzheimer&#x27

s Disease”Write a 5 page research paper about the medications used for Alzheimer’s Disease. Write the pros and cons of each one and their mechanisms of actions and any other necessary information.APA StyleUse as many references as possible, at least 5 within the last 5 years.06/04/202020nursing

Two Advertisements

Collect two different advertisements (Note that these two ads must be different from those in Assignment #2). Describe the primary market for the products and the type of person who would (in your opinion) typically buy them. Explain what information from self-concepts or personality or lifestyle you used to make your evaluation. Attach your ads in Appendix at the end of the paper29/03/20206businessfinance

Summarize Professional Writing

Article attached that needs to be summarized.PLEASE READ THE ARTICLE, CAREFULLY, USE DIRECT AND INDIRECT QUOTES FROM IT TO PRODUCE YOU PRECIS DOCUMENT.Reminder on How to Construct Your SubmissionA précis is a one-page, single-spaced summary which is useful in doing research. For example, if a student has a five-page reading list, it can be difficult to come back to item number 16 and remember what was in the book or article, but with a summary, students can easily see and remember what they have read and how they have reacted to it. It can be used as a giant note card, and, with the bibliographic information (in proper format) at the top of the paper, it can be shuffled in with other précis in alphabetical order, chronological order, or any other order, just the way a note card can.Since some theses are never directly stated, the students must be ready to think, to categorize and synthesize, and to state the implied thesis in their own words.Students should pay special attention to any divisions that the author has seen fit to use, usually indicated by captions. This categorization is important to summarizing the information and maintaining the appropriate relationships among ideas.The level of generality and specificity is determined by the amount of information that can fit into the one-page format. For example, a 700-page book would be summarized at a greater level of generality than would a 17-page article. If they choose to use a short quotation or two, they must be sure to quote exactly, use quotation marks, and give in-text documentation so that they will be able to distinguish between their own words and those of the author of the work being summarized when they return to their summary.21/03/202015english

Dis week 5

Question 1- Review the employment tab on a local school district’s website, and consider the following questions: What kind of positions are available? What skills and experience are necessary to obtain the posted positions? Where else could you look for teaching positions in your city? What information from your current program of study would be important to build your resume?Quesetion 2- Review and reflect upon the NAEYC ethical code of conduct. Identify two standards you are confident in implementing in the classroom. What is one standard where you might seek more support?300 words each question please..21/03/202012education

Discussion 4 leadership

NO PLAGIARISMComplete onlyone (1)of the following questions. You can choose to answer any question you wish.Post your initial response by July 10, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.Then, respond to two classmates by July 14, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.I will upload the two posting for the other students for the responses when the discussion done, so you can do one thing at a time.(1) What personal examples can you think of where followers have affected leaders and organizational outcomes?(2) Define and describe the principles of ethical leadership. Which three of the five covered in this chapter do you think are the most important? Why?978-1506362311.pdfPosted: 8 months agoDue: 10/07/2019Budget: $4Tags: LeadershipAnswers 1DexterMasters4.7 (82)4.8 (1k )Chathomework helpAnswer rating:5Stars out of1ratings8 months agoPurchase the answer to view itethicalleadership.docxturnitin.pdfREPLYONE.docxturnitin10.pdfREPLYtwo.docxturnitin11.pdfTry it first(plagiarism check)Buy answer $4Bids 45Amanda SmithMichel Owenns”Discount AssignMarissa jonesProf.Stewartprofessor mitchDr.Qura-tul-ainKATHERINE BECKSRESPECT WRITERJessica LuisPhd isaac newtonEXCELLENT GRADESPhd christineCatherine Owensprofessor excellentTerry RobertsTiny ChrisANN HARRISBest of Bestkim woodsMalik TutorGoodwriterbrilliant answersDexterMastersMiss ProfessorAngelina Mayuniversity workmbithehwriterlexGradeSaverAshley Ellie writer respect sarapaul2013shujatPh.D A Gradet-rangabaimtrqhasibKIBBZMORIAansRohanfastestwriter1Emily ClareProff work phd smart-tutorJenifer Jones Emily MichaelOther questions 10HELP WRITING ESSAY Week 2 Current Issue SummaryGEN 499 Week 2 Discussion 1 – Final Research Project TopicWhy did the United States become involved in Vietnam?I need help to solve my codesFOR XAVI WRITER ONLY“What Makes ______ the Best Place to Work and Why?” (ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR)Differential equations homeworkWrite an analytical essay on one of these subjects Management leadershipRated 1 timesREFLECTION 4 NO PLAGIARISMFor this week’s assignment, please respond to the following question. You can choose to either write a paper or post a video.Are ethics caught or taught? What is the best …Rated 1 timesdiscussion 5 leadershipNO PLAGIARISMComplete onlyone (1)of the following questions. You can choose to answer any question you wish.Post your initial response by July 17, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.…Rated 1 timesreflectionNO PLAGIARISMOver the past three weeks, you have learned about at least six leadership styles. In one to two pages, state which style resonates with you most (which you identify with as closest to …Rated 1 timesMIDTERM PAPERFor this assignment, you will examine a famous leader (of your choice) applying concepts and theories explored so far in this course.Follow this outline:a) Begin your essay with an …Rated 1 timesleadershipFOR JUNE 23 After reading Chapter 4 and 5 in the textbook, write a paper on: a description of each leadership approach (behavioral and situational approach) explain the strengths and challenges …Rated 1 timesSELF-REFLECTIONNO PLAGIARISMAfter reading Chapters 8 and 9 in the textbook, write a paper or record a video of yourself including the below information: a description of each leadership approach …Not ratedChapter OutlineFollow these instructions to complete your outline for chapter 8.1. CAREFULLY READ THE FIRST PARAGRAPH OF THE CHAPTER.2. CAREFULLY READ THE LAST PARAGRAPH OF THE CHAPTER. ​3. EITHER IN A WORD DOC …Not ratedchapter 15 outline 1. CAREFULLY READ THE FIRST PARAGRAPH OF THE CHAPTER.2. CAREFULLY READ THE LAST PARAGRAPH OF THE CHAPTER. ​3. EITHER IN A WORD DOC TO BE UPLOADED, OR DIRECTLY IN THE ASSIGNMENT, ENTER EVERY HEADING.Not ratedchapter 16 1. CAREFULLY READ THE FIRST PARAGRAPH OF THE CHAPTER.2. CAREFULLY READ THE LAST PARAGRAPH OF THE CHAPTER. ​3. EITHER IN A WORD DOC TO BE UPLOADED, OR DIRECTLY IN THE ASSIGNMENT, ENTER EVERY HEADING.10/07/20194businessfinance

Film Report Guidelines and Information

watch one of the approved films below:1. Dreamgirls(movie adaptation starring Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce, Eddie Murphy, and more)2. Amadeus (Academy Award winning movie about Mozart)3. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (movie adaptation starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carte 4. Farinelli(disturbingly beautiful movie about the last great castrato…be warned…not for children)5. Lady Sings the Blues (biopic about Billie Holliday. Diana Ross gives an Oscar-nominated performance)6. Les Miserables (epic movie adaptation starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe)7. Into the Woods (beautiful movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical. Stars Meryl Streep, James Cordon and more)8. Rent(movie adaptation of Jonathan Larsen’s Pulitzer-Prized winning musical)Questions to be answered in the context of your report are as follows: What drew you to this particular concert/film? What was your favorite musical piece from the concert or film? Focus on as many aspects of opinion (technical & emotional) as possible. What was your least favorite musical piece from the concert or film? (again, talking musically here…do NOT simply rehash the plot if watching a film). In conclusion, how was the overall experience?MLA FORMATTWO PAGES IN LENGTH15/02/202010english


Read through 1 of the 2 the case study options in the Gorenstein & Comer (2015) (2 Edition) textbook. Then,complete the provided answer sheet of questions, utilizing information from the Comer textbook to formulate appropriate answers. Submit the completed document as an attachment via the assignment submission link.Grading will be based on the accuracy and quality of answers, the demonstration of higher-level critical thinking skills, and appropriate quantity/content of the answers. Your answers must do the following: Be in complete sentences. Demonstrate focus and clarity of thought. Display grammar, spelling, and sentence structure appropriate for college-level work.Use the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Answer Sheet or the Panic Disorder Answer Sheet attached above based on your selection. Place the answers into the boxes provided on this document11/09/20178psychology

N6050 wk10

The Assignment: (2–3 pages)Based on the program or policy evaluation you selected, complete the Healthcare Program/Policy Evaluation Analysis Template. Be sure to address the following: Describe the healthcare program or policy outcomes. How was the success of the program or policy measured? How many people were reached by the program or policy selected? How much of an impact was realized with the program or policy selected? At what point in program implementation was the program or policy evaluation conducted? What data was used to conduct the program or policy evaluation? What specific information on unintended consequences was identified? What stakeholders were identified in the evaluation of the program or policy? Who would benefit most from the results and reporting of the program or policy evaluation? Be specific and provide examples. Did the program or policy meet the original intent and objectives? Why or why not? Would you recommend implementing this program or policy in your place of work? Why or why not? Identify at least two ways that you, as a nurse advocate, could become involved in evaluating a program or policy after 1 year of implementation.Posted: 2 days agoDue: 28/01/2020Budget: $10Tags: urgent nowAnswers 1wizard kim4.9 (168)4.8 (3k )Chat2 days agoPurchase the answer to view itHealthcareprogram.docxTry it first(plagiarism check)Buy answer $10Bids 70Great-WritersRosie Septemberwizard kimPROF washington watsonRanchoddas Chanchad PhDrunge-kutta acerKATHERINE BECKSElprofessoribrilliant answersMusyokionesSasha SpencerbennetsandovaProf BerryUrgent TutorCatherine OwensWendy LewisAngelina MayDr R Judy Markkim woodsRESPECT WRITERTerry Robertssarapaul2013nyanyamadam-professorProf.MacQueenEmily ClareUltimate GEEKEmily MichaelWIZARD_KIMseniorwriterprof avrilANN HARRISJOHN JUNIOR001smart-tutorperfectoPaula HogMiss Professor00000PLAGIARISMProf. sigmud freuduniversity workJessica LuisEva Greenabdul_rehman_Jenny BoomMathStat GeniusRey writerStano 001DexterMastersquality work for allQuickstack001mbithehCasey Celiawork solutionsphyllis youngSamann060DrNicNgaoRasWriterChrisProfprofwachgraceansRohanClytemnestraSaad FahimAcademic MentorCourseCrackerLiza_JulietSaburBDr. ElahiFastExpertA SolutionsQueenNursing_MissOther questions 10For “The Think Tank”An action directly following a particular behavior is called a(n) activator. motivator. reinforcement. extinction. expectant.for prof. Nicholas only Black Co. and Blue Co.Healthy Ocalafinance?Loan etcACCT 344 Week 6 QuizQuick SummaryRated 1 timeshealth policyBased on the program or policy evaluation you selected, complete the Healthcare Program/Policy Evaluation Analysis Template. Be sure to address the following:…Rated 1 timesAssessing a Healthcare Program/Policy EvaluationBased on the program or policy evaluation you selected, complete the Healthcare Program/Policy Evaluation Analysis Template. Be sure to address the following: Describe the healthcare program or …Rated 1 timespolicy evaluationThe Assignment: (2–3 pages)Based on the program or policy evaluation you selected, complete the Healthcare Program/Policy Evaluation Analysis Template. Be sure to address the following:Rated 1 timesHealthcare Progrma/Policy EvaluationTo Prepare: Review the Healthcare Program/Policy Evaluation Analysis Template provided in the Resources. Select an existing healthcare program or policy evaluation or choose one of interest to you …Rated 1 timesAssignment: Assessing a Healthcare Program/Policy Evaluation Review the healthcare program or policy evaluation and reflect on the criteria used to measure the effectiveness of the program or policy described.The Assignment: (2–3 pages)Based on …Rated 1 timesAssessing a Healthcare Program/Policy EvaluationAssignment: Assessing a Healthcare Program/Policy EvaluationProgram/policy evaluation is a valuable tool that can help strengthen the quality of programs/policies and improve outcomes …Not ratedAssessing a Healthcare Program/Policy EvaluationBased on the program or policy evaluation you selected, complete the Healthcare Program/Policy Evaluation Analysis Template. Be sure to address the following: Describe the healthcare …Not ratedAssessing a Healthcare Program/Policy EvaluationTo Prepare: Review the Healthcare Program/Policy Evaluation Analysis Template provided in the Resources. Select an existing healthcare program or policy evaluation or choose one of …Not ratedAssignment: Assessing a Healthcare Program/Policy EvaluationProgram/policy evaluation is a valuable tool that can help strengthen the quality of programs/policies and improve outcomes for the populations they serve. Program/policy evaluation answers …Not ratedAssignment:Assessing a healthcare program/Policy EvaluationProgram/policy evaluation is a valuable tool that can help strengthen the quality of programs/policies and improve outcomes for the populations they serve. Program/policy evaluation answers basic …28/01/202010nursing

AACN Essentials Informatics SelfAssessment

PurposeThis week’s graded discussion topic relates to the following Course Outcome (CO). CO8 Discuss the value of best evidence as a driving force to institute change in the delivery of nursing care. (PO 8)DiscussionPrior to posting your answer, complete theWeek 8 AACN Essentials Self-Assessment(Links to an external site.) linked here. Compare your scores from Week 1 to Week 8. How far have you come? How will you apply this information to continue to improve your informatics knowledge in nursing practice?18/12/201910nursing

Worksheet 3

1. Using a Web browser, search for information related to preparing an organization against terrorist attacks. Look up information on (a) anthrax or another biological attack (like smallpox), (b) sarin or another toxic gas, (c) low-level radiological contamination attacks.2. Using a Web browser, search for available commercial applications that use various forms of RAID technologies, such as RAID 0 through RAID 5. What is the most common implementation? What is the most expensive?Posted: 2 days agoDue: 27/01/2020Budget: $7Tags: gooduniqueAnswers 1brilliant answers4.8 (770)4.8 (14k )Chat2 days agoPurchase the answer to view itDiscussionQuestions.docxRpt.pdfTry it first(plagiarism check)Buy answer $10Bids 72Dr_BiyaRewrick PatandDiscount AssignMichelle GoodManPROF washington watsonRanchoddas Chanchad PhDProf. NicholasDiscount AnsTeacher A WorkMadem_JenniferGreat-WritersPaula HogWORDPOWERHomework ProRosie SeptemberMusyokionesRasWriterDr R Judy MarkProf BerryKATHERINE BECKSANN HARRISbrilliant answersGlobalTutorsElprofessoriCatherine OwensColossal Geniussarapaul2013PROF_TOMMYEmily MichaelRey writerProf.MacQueenuniversity workFastExpertcomputerscienceRESPECT WRITERDrNicNgaosmart-tutorWIZARD_KIMWendy Lewiskim woodsAngelina Mayprof avrilTerry RobertsbennetsandovaAll Works solverUrgent TutorperfectombithehDexterMastersSamann060phyllis youngQuickstack001Stano 001Academic MentorEva GreenansRohanLastMinuteTutorUltimate GEEKChrisProfDr. ElahiCasey CeliaMathStat Geniusabdul_rehman_Sasha SpencerSaad FahimSaburBLiza_JulietCourseCrackerprofwachgraceA SolutionsQueenSolutionMartNursing_MissOther questions 10what are two examples of tectonic activityFinances-29marketing essayDespite the age of current seafloor rocks, what evidence suggests that the oceans once existed billions of years ago?ChemA SolutionMatilda and nancy are 60 miles apart, bicycling toward each other on the same road. Matilda rides 12 miles per…for kim woods only Week 3 BI PowerPoint Presentation Review different available BI tools and choose one to investigate in detail. Create a PowerPoint Presentation summarizing the tool and include the following details: What is the purpose of the tool? What features does tFOR CATHERINE OWENS ONLYRated 1 times Module 3 Assignment1. This chapter’s opening scenario illustrates a specific type of incident/disaster. Using a Web browser, search for information related to preparing an organization against terrorist attacks. Look …Rated 4 timesassignment1. This chapter’s opening scenario illustrates a specific type of incident/disaster. Using a Web browser, search for information related to preparing an organization against terrorist attacks. Look …Rated 1 timesopening scenario illustrates1. This chapter’s opening scenario illustrates a specific type of incident/disaster. Using a Web browser, search for information related to preparing an organiza- tion against terrorist attacks. …Rated 1 times3 Assignment DR1. This chapter’s opening scenario illustrates a specific type of incident/disaster. Using a Web browser, search for information related to preparing an organization against terrorist …Rated 1 timesUsing a Web Browser, search for information related to preparing an organization against terrorist attacks. Using a Web Browser, search for information related to preparing an organization against terrorist attacks. Look up information on (a)anthrax or another biological attack (like …Not ratedDR AS 31. This chapter’s opening scenario illustrates a specific type of incident/disaster. Using a Web browser, search for information related to preparing an organization against terrorist attacks. Look …Not ratedexerciseNeed 250 words for each question below1.Using a Web browser, search for information related to preparing an organization against terrorist attacks. Look up information on (a) anthrax or …Not ratedModule 3 Assignment (DR)1. This chapter’s opening scenario illustrates a specific type of incident/disaster. Using a Web browser, search for information related to preparing an organization against terrorist attacks. …Not ratedmodule assignment1. This chapter’s opening scenario illustrates a specific type of incident/disaster. Using a Web browser, search for information related to preparing an organization against terrorist attacks. …Not ratedDisaster recoveryUsing a Web browser, search for information related to preparing an organization against terrorist attacks. Look up information on (a) anthrax or another biological attack (like smallpox), (b) …27/01/20207informationsystems

Conduct a SWOT analysis for Almarai

1.Conduct a SWOT analysis for Almarai based on the information given. 2.Examine the 4 P’s of Almarai based on the information given. 3.Use the porter’s five forces model to critically analyze thecompetitive structure of the organization. 4.Critically evaluate the product portfolio of Almarai with the help of BCG Matrix.13/05/20207businessfinance

One page paper

Part-4 Brand Positioning (Submission due on 11th May 2020) (maximum one A-4 size page) Identify and define a critically important target audience whom you would like to impress and influence (e.g., potential employers). 1. Based on Part-3 of your assignment, Identify your points of parity and points of differentiation. For this, you can compare yourself with others who may be interested in same target audience. 2. Define your brand essence. 3. Based on the above information, how would you position yourself from a personal brand Perspective. Draft a positioning statement for yourself.12/05/202015businessfinance

CRJ435 Gangs in America Today

Review the FBI National Gang Report at the following website Then visit the FBI’s Youtube channel at and the FBI’s “What we Investigate: Gangs” site at Use the information shared on the FBI website to analyze the following questions: How many gangs are there in the United States? Which gangs are considered the most disturbing by the FBI? How did they come to that conclusion? Looking at the reports from the past year on the the FBI Gang News site (, what trends do you see in gang activity? How does it compare with the National Gang Report? Which anti-gang initiatives spearheaded by the FBI do you find most effective? Please explain.Write a 4-6-page paper answering the questions. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment.Note:Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as quality resources. You may research local, federal and state statues in your state to illustrate your point. A good place to start is the Strayer Library at research.strayer.edu14/05/202020law

Congress and the president

Assignment Content This assignment is designed to help you think about how the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution and examine how the Presidency and Congress are functioning today.Consider the current Congress and Office of the President.Discuss how contemporary activities of these two branches of the U.S. government compare and contrast with the intentions of the founders. Use specific examples, and include support from at least 3 sources, 1 of which can be your textbook. Your examination of the topic should include information about the following: Structure and makeup of Congress Differences between the House of Representatives and the Senate Powers granted to Congress and the President under the Constitution Checks and balances of power, considering Congress, the President, and the judiciary Roles and responsibilities of the President Evolution of presidential power How bills become laws Format your assignment as one of the following: 18- to 20-slide presentation with detailed speaker notes 15- to 20-minute oral presentation 875-word paper Another format approved by your instructor Include citations for all unoriginal ideas, facts, or definitions in an APA-formatted reference list. 12/05/202015government

MIS Discussion 2

Please answer below two questions:1.Discuss the relationship between data, information, and knowledge. Support your discussion with at least 3 academically reviewed articles.2.Why do organization have information deficiency problem? Suggest ways on how to overcome information deficiency problem.Pages: 1Format: APAReferencesNo grammar mistakesNo plagiarism11/05/20205informationsystems

Investigative summary report using a case and template

After reading the Leopold-Loeb Case, and doing your own research, use the templateand write an investigative summary report from the perspective of an Investigator of this crime describing the basic investigative techniques utilized in the case. The case can be found on the Reading page under Additional Resources. Your report should address all of the following: First, answer who, what, where, when, why and how from reading the case. How was the victim, Bobby Frank killed and with what type of weapon? What would be the primary characteristics of this type of wound? The investigator’s linked key evidence from this crime scene to the original source, what was the source, and how valuable was that source of information in connecting one of the defendants to the crime scene? How would you categorize the motive for the killing in this case? What type of homicide was this case Leopold-Loeb compared to the types that were learned in the chapter readings? Did this case follow the normal investigative procedures, if so how?11/05/202012law

Introduction to Economics

Assignment:1. You decide in May that the coming summer’s corn crop will be much larger and the fall corn price consequently much lower than most people expect.A. To act on your beliefs, should you buy or should you sell December corn futures? (Futures are contracts to buy or sell at a future date at a price established now.)B. If a substantial number of knowledgeable people come to share your opinion about the size of this summer’s crop, what will happen to the price of December corn futures?C. What information will this change in the price of corn futures convey to current holders and users of corn?D. How will this information affect their decisions about holding corn for future sale or use?E. How will these decisions, based on the information provided by the change in the price of December corn futures, affect June consumption?F. Can speculators carry a bumper crop backward in time from a period of lesser to a period of greater scarcity?2. The text argues that if an activity is known to be profitable, more people will go into that activity and the profits will disappear. Does that apply to the selling of cocaine?A. The costs of selling cocaine include the risk of being arrested and imprisoned. Why is a ten-year sentence not twice as strong a deterrent as a five-year sentence? Why does one chance in five of being imprisoned for 10 years translate into less than two years’ imprisonment? Is a cocaine seller likely to use a high or a low discount rate in deciding on the subjective cost of possible imprisonment? Why is the threat of imprisonment more effective in deterring some people than others?B. Another cost of selling is the risk of being killed by competitors. This cost will be much lower for some people than for others. Characterize a person for whom this cost will be relatively low.C. For whom is the selling of cocaine profitable?3.Use Figure 8-7 on page 199 of the textbook for this question.Have you ever wondered why otherwise identical books usually sell for so much more in hardcover than in softcover editions? Surely it doesn’t cost that much more to attach a hard cover when it’s all being done on an assembly-line basis! This question tries to construct a plausible explanation, and to give you practice in working with the concepts of marginal cost and marginal revenue. Some potential purchasers of a new book will be eager to obtain it as soon as it’s published and will be willing to pay a high price to do so.Those who want to give the book as a present may be willing to pay a high price to demonstrate their generosity, and may appreciate having a hard cover on the book as a sign of its quality. Still other potential purchasers—libraries are the clearest example—want hardcover books because they stand up better to heavy use; these purchasers are willing to pay a substantially higher price for a book to avoid the considerable expense of having to bind it themselves between hard covers. Libraries also will want to purchase a popular book right after it has been published in order to satisfy their eager patrons. There are also many potential purchasers, however, who want to read the book, would be willing to buy a copy if the price isn’t too high, and who don’t very much care whether it is in hard-cover or soft. The demand curve on the left-hand graph in Figure 8–7 portrays the kind of demand for the book that might emerge in such circumstances. The top segment of the demand curve is created by those willing to pay a premium to obtain the book quickly, or to get it between hard covers. Once the price falls below $20, “general readers” also become willing to purchase a copy. (The demand curve would not have such a sharp kink, but straight lines are easier to work with than curves.) Assume throughout that the marginal cost to the publisher of printing and shipping one more book is $4.A. What would be the most profitable price for the publisher to set for the book? The marginal-revenue curves that correspond to each segment of the demand curve have been drawn for you, using the gimmick explained in Figure 8–3.B. The most profitable price is the price that enables the publisher to sell all those copies, but only those copies for which marginal revenue is greater than marginal cost. The problem in this case is that in order to sell the units from 16,000 to 24,000, for which marginal revenue exceeds marginal cost, the publisher must also sell the units between 12,000 and 16,000, for which marginal revenue is less than marginal cost. Which is the more profitable place to stop? Should the publisher set the price at $28 and sell 12,000, or set the price at $16 and sell 24,000?C. Suppose the publisher puts a hard cover on the book when it’s first published, then waits six or eight months before bringing the book out in a paperback edition at a lower price. What prices should it set for each edition? A reasonable approach would be to assume that all prospective purchasers at prices above $20 either are not willing to wait or want the hardcover edition, while those below $20 are willing to wait and to accept the paperback edition. To calculate the prices to set for each edition, you must first separate the two demand curves. Cut the lower section of the demand curve from the upper section and drag it to the left so that it begins at the price axis; it will then show the quantity of softcover books that will be demanded at various prices when the paperback edition is published. This has been done for you on the right-hand graph in Figure 8–7. Draw the marginal-revenue curve for each demand curve, find out where marginal revenue crosses marginal cost in each market, and set the appropriate prices.4. How should NASA, (manufacturing a new supersonic commercial airliner), take account of the plane’s development costs in determining the prices to charge airline companies? Should they suspend production if they can’t obtain a price that will cover development costs? Or do development costs have no bearing on what travelers are willing to pay? Explain. 1000 words is fine17/05/202015socialscience

Status Quo Bias(presentation)

Individual or group presentations will be on the supplementary reading chapters posted in Blackboard. Each individual student or group will choose a topic of interest and put together a 10-minute presentation summarizing the chapter, detailing how the information can be used by the individual (typical consumer) to enhance personal financial planning, and explaining how the information can be used by financial planners to enhance the work that they do with their clients.14/05/202020businessfinance


Prior to attempting this week’s forum students are to read the week 2 lesson found in the lessons area of the classroom for this week. Students are to list the various databases and other sources utilized in their search for information on their topic. Students are to include their thesis statement in the first line of their post. Then, share with their classmates at least 2 helpful hints they feel will aid them in their search for information. Also, students are to be sure to post any difficulties they have found in searching for information.Instructions:Each student’s answer to the question should be between 250-500 words. A minimum of two references needs to be used in the development of your answer. Also, be mindful of including references and citations whenever citing facts to support your position. The most recent edition of the APA manual must be used for in-text citations and references.11/05/20201law

Initial Assessment

Initial AssessmentBased on the reading in the text, the four articles you read this week, and any other resources you have, discuss the important elements of an initial assessment of a client. What are some questions you want to be sure to ask? Discuss how your favorite theory or theories of counseling influence the content of your initial assessment and the way you use the acquired information for goal setting and treatment planning.11/05/202011psychology

Information Systems Infrastructure

Read the Case Study and answer the “Discussion Points” in a clear but concise way. Be sure to reference all sources cited and use APA formatting throughout.Case study documents attached. Below are the discussion points.Discussion Points1. MasterCard managers are motivated to increase (1) the number of individuals who have and use a MasterCard credit card, (2) the number of banks and other clents who issue MasterCards to customers and/or employees, and (3) the number of locations that accept MasterCard payments. Discuss how MasterCard could use its data warehouse to help it expand each of these customer bases.2. MasterCard makes its analytics tools available to all of its member banks and other issuers. It knows that getting its clients to use these tools can be critical to keeping them as loyal customers. Discuss the steps that MasterCard can take to promote greater use of its BI and reporting tools by its clients. Who do you think larger or smaller clients will benefit most from MasterCard’s analytics tools? Why?3. Do some Internet research to identify examples of “tap & go” applications. What are some typical types of “tap & go” payment applications and what growth trends are expected? Do you think that there are limits to the types of applications that “tap & go” payments can be used for? Why or why not?4. Do some research on the extent to which MasterCard’s PayPass digital wallet is being embraced as a payment mechanism for online purchases. What are the advantages and disadvantages of digital wallets such as PayPass? What can MasterCard do to encourage online merchants to accept PayPass digital wallet payments?5. Supporting mobility and smartphone apps is important to MasterCard. What challenges does MasterCard face in rolling out smartphone payment systems? Which of these do you think will be most difficult to address? Why? 11/05/202015informationsystems

IT590 Enterprise Architecture and IT Governance 1ON week3

Read Chapter 5: SOA Enterprise Architecture Framework and Methodology and Chapter 6: Incorporating Existing Enterprise Architecture Documents and Artifacts into the SOA-EAF.Chapter 5A copy of the SOA-EAF framework is attached. You can print the document and use it as a reference if necessary. Define the following term: Artifact (as it relates to enterprise architecture)Answer the following questions: What is the SOA-EAF framework? What is the purpose of the SOA-EAF framework? Describe the five columns of the SOA-EAF framework. Describe the seven layers of the SOA-EAF framework. What do you need to incorporate into the framework?Chapter 6Answer the following questions: Describe the ZachmanFramework. What are a few of the reasonsfor migrating a traditional frameworklike Zachmanto SOA-EAF? Discuss the general approach for integrating and leveraging a traditional EA like Zachman into the SOA-EAF. What types of documents should be integrated?You can find additional information about the Zachmanframework on The Framework for Enterprise Architecture to an external site.).for text book access this link!/6/4/[email protected]:0and login with these details[email protected]Welcome113/05/202010computerscience

LGBTQ community homosexual

Describe the elements of the AIDS crisis, include information on the discovery of the disease and the LGBT community’s reaction to the crisis. What groups of people, besides the gay male community, were most affected by the disease? Why was funding hard to come by? What was the impact on the LGBTQ community and how did it change their culture? What is the current state of the AIDS crisis?23/04/20205english


Hints for part of the Unit 3 AssignmentRemember that the Unit 3 Assignment includes work from both Units 2 and Unit 3.————————Question 1 is from Unit 2Question 1a is asking whether or not that level of production can be achieved, given the existing PPF curve, and asks you to explain WHY.  Remember what I had people type in during the Seminar about resources?Question 1b is asking you to compute the marginal opportunity cost of one 200 pound batch of corn (800lbs to 1,000lbs) in pounds of poultry that must be given up to get this batch of corn.Question 1c is asking you to compute the marginal opportunity cost of a similar 200 pound batch of corn (200lbs to 400lbs) in pounds of poultry that must be given up to get this batch of corn.- Remember from the Unit 2 Seminar:Remember what I had everyone type about resources during the Seminar.- Also remember how to compute marginal opportunity costs.o after catching the FIRST batch of 20 fish Tom would still have enough TIME to get 25 coconutso after catching the SECOND batch of 20 fish Tome would not have any time left to get coconuts, so he would have 0 coconuts.o The marginal opportunity cost of the SECOND batch of 20 fish was that Tom had to give up ALL of the remaining 25 coconuts because Tom no longer had time to get them.Question 1d asks why these two answers are different and what that implies about the SHAPE of the PPF curve.Go back and re-listen to the Unit 2 Seminar for a full explanation. Remember the things that I ask students to type in the chat that night during the Seminar.- Remember that the best resources for producing one thing are used first. If more output of that thing is needed, resources that are not as good must be used, therefore increasing the Marginal Opportunity Costs of the additional output.o If the FIRST batch of 20 fish had a marginal opportunity cost of 5 coconuts, and the SECOND batch of 20 fish had a marginal opportunity cost of 25 coconuts, what is happening to the marginal opportunity costs of fish? Are the marginal opportunity costs increasing, staying the same, or decreasing?o If Marginal Opportunity costs of additional batches of fish are increasing, what does this imply about the shape of the Production Possibility Frontier curve? (Remember what I had everyone type during the Seminar).——————-Question 2 is from Unit 3 and is a straight Supply and demand question.Go back and re-listen to the Unit 3 Seminar.
For questions 2 b-e. pay particular attention to the example in the Seminar of selling to the U.S. and then suddenly also being able to sell to Germany (slides 63-73). The Assignment question is very similar.See part 8 and part 9 of the Supply and Demand videos under the Video icon that is under the Unit 3 Reading icon. Question 2 is like the example that I did in the Seminar. You add the original country’s demand to the new country’s demand to get a NEW total demand.  Then see at what price that New total amount demanded is equal to the same amount that suppliers are willing to supply.  That is the new price. Then go back to the original country’s demand and see how much they are willing to demand at this new higher price.- Did you add your references and coversheet information to the template with your answers?


SWOT AnalysisBased on review of the performance analysis of Stevens District Hospital, consider what you perceive to be the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for this hospital. Strengths and weaknesses are traits internal to the hospital, i.e. strong physician loyalty to hospital, aging building, and availability of financial resources. Opportunities and threats are external to the hospital, such as a mall facility available for lease or a competitor hospital opening two physician practices in your market. SWOT AnalysisReview the SWOT Analysis PowerPoint® prior to completing this assignment. Based on the review of the Stevens District Hospital strategic planning scenario, conduct a SWOT analysis to generate a list of perceived strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for the hospital. Strengths and weaknesses are traits internal to the hospital (i.e., strong physician loyalty to hospital, aging building, and availability of financial resources). Opportunities and threats are external to the hospital, such as a mall facility available for lease or a competitor hospital opening two physician practices in your market. Write a 700- to 1,050-word analysis that incorporates the key components of a SWOT analysis for the scenario described in Week One to generate a list of perceived strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. The analysis will include the following:Analyze the purpose of conducting the analysis in the context of the scenario.Analyze the limitations and advantages of conducting a SWOT analysis on your own (vs. with a group of stakeholders).Use the table provided to record your analysis of the information from the strategic planning scenario and generate two factors for each of the SWOT categories (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats).Cite at least 1 peer-reviewed, scholarly, or similar references to support your assignment.Submit your assignment.Table 1: SWOT Analysis Analysis of existing information from Stevens District Hospital strategic planning scenario Perceived strength (internal) Analysis of existing information from Stevens District Hospital strategic planning scenario Perceived strength (internal) Analysis of existing information from Stevens District Hospital strategic planning scenario Perceived weakness (internal) Analysis of existing information from Stevens District Hospital strategic planning scenario Perceived weakness (internal) Analysis of existing information from Stevens District Hospital strategic planning scenario Perceived opportunity (external) Analysis of existing information from Stevens District Hospital strategic planning scenario Perceived opportunity (external) Analysis of existing information from Stevens District Hospital strategic planning scenario Perceived threat (external) Analysis of existing information from Stevens District Hospital strategic planning scenario Perceived threat (external)


University of Phoenix Material           Film ListAccess the Films on Demand site accessed through the University Library by copying the following link into your browser: must be logged into ecampus, or the link will redirect you to an incorrect site. Choose a disorder from the list according to each week, and search Films on Demand for a video that corresponds with that disorder. Use the material on the film to serve as background information about the disorder. Week Number Disorders Two Depression Bipolar disorder Three Phobias Panic disorder Generalized anxiety disorder Obsessive-compulsive disorder Attention deficit hyperactive disorder Four Anorexia Bulimia Delirium Dementia Parkinson’s disease Huntington’s disease Alzheimer’s Pedophilia Sexual disorders Five Antisocial Borderline Alcohol dependence Drug abuse Six Schizophrenia Dissociative disorders


EVSP201 CASE STUDY Instructions (100 Points; 5 Pages/Approx. 1200 Words)1. Immediate Issue or Problem.  Share the topic you chose for this case study. Describe the issue or problem and the challenges related to implementing or pursuing implementation of solutions. (5 Points, 100 words)2. Interrelated or Associated Issues. Nothing is simple – explain other related issues or considerations when implementing or pursuing implementation of solutions to this problem. (10 Points, 200 words)3. Issue Analysis. Summarize the most important pieces of information you learned about this issue. Identify which are facts, opinions, and assumptions. Analyze any financial information presented by the issue – this is an essential part of this assignment! State any long-term issues that might result from addressing this issue. (20 Points, 300 words)4. Solutions or Options. This is the most important part! List the various options available to resolve the problem. Discuss each option and list the advantages (pros) and disadvantages (cons) of each option.  (30 Points, 300 words)This is the major part of your case study and demonstrates that you clearly understand the issue(s) and various possible outcomes. There are usually at least 3 good options in a case and often many more. Identify each option clearly and always show the pros and cons of each.5. Recommendation and Implementation. Based on the analysis of the options, state what you would do to correct the problem (recommendation) and how you would do this (implementation). Your recommendation is usually a restatement of the best option. This is not the time to analyze new options. The implementation plan should list the steps and estimate a time frame for implementation (how long it will take to implement the recommended solution). (20 Points, 200 words)6. Assessment. Identify the indicators you will use to determine if the implemented solution is effective. Some examples are what type of data will be collected, analysis of the budget (including Return on Investment/ROI), regularly scheduled reviews, etc. The approach you use will depend on the nature of the recommended solution. (10 Points, 100 words)7. References. List all references used, including weblinks, in this section using APA format. (5 Points)


Title in Upper and Lower CaseYour NameChamberlain College of NursingCourse Number: Course NameTerm Month and YearTitle of your Paper in Upper and Lower Case (Centered, not Bold)Type your introduction here and remove the instructions.. The introduction should begin with an attention grabber and end with your working thesis statement. Remember to employ an objective tone by applying only 3rd person point of view (no 1st: I, me, my, we, our, us, mine) or 2nd: you, your person point of view). ContextBegin to type the body of your paper here. Use as many paragraphs as needed to cover the content appropriately. As noted in the Lecture’s outline, the context section should include potential qualifiers, and definitions. It is essentially background information that provides your audience with the context needed to understand your claim. 1st Pro-PointBegin with a topic sentence written in your own words that presents your grounds. Next, apply the evidence/warrant.  Signal phrases are highly recommended to introduce new sources (ex: According to Dr. John Smith, head physician at the Mayo Clinic…). Cite your sources in APA format via parenthetical citations. Follow through with a few sentences examining the evidence and connecting it back to your main point.  Strive for a minimum of 5 developed sentences in a college level paragraph. Remember to refer back to the outline in our Week 2 Lesson if you need to review the structure of the paper. Repeat this process for your 2nd and 3rd Pro-Points, dedicating a paragraph to each. ConclusionPapers should end with a conclusion. Unpack your thesis (do not copy/paste it) and apply a concluding technique. It should be concise and contain no new detail. No matter how much space remains on the page, the references always start on a separate page.References (centered, not bold)Type your references in alphabetical order here using hanging indents. See your APA Manual and the resources in your APA folder in Course Resources for reference formatting.


Discussion 1 – Information GovernanceExplain examples from your workplace of Information Governance, IT Governance, and Data Governance that illustrate their differences.Requirements:APA Format300 – 400 Words2 Scholarly ReferencesTextBook:Smallwood, R. F. (2014). Information Governance : Concepts, Strategies, and Best Practices. Wiley. ISBN: 9781118218303


DETERMINE THE AVERAGE COST1. Culver Corporation markets CDs of numerous performing artists. At the beginning of March, Culver Corporation had in beginning inventory2,530CDs with a unit cost of $7. During March, Culver Corporation made the following purchases of CDs. March 5 2,180 @ $8 March 21 5,110 @ $10 March 13 3,550 @ $9 March 26 2,190 @ $11 During March11,090units were sold. Culver Corporation uses a periodic inventory system.Determine (1) the ending inventory and (2) the cost of goods sold under each of the assumed cost flow methods (FIFO, LIFO, and average-cost).(Round answers to 0 decimal places, e.g. 125.) FIFO LIFO AVERAGE-COST The ending inventory $ $ $ The cost of goods sold $ $ $ 2. Shamrock, Inc. sells a snowboard, EZslide, that is popular with snowboard enthusiasts. Below is information relating to Shamrock, Inc.’s purchases of EZslide snowboards during September. During the same month,104EZslide snowboards were sold. Shamrock, Inc. uses a periodic inventory system. Date Explanation Units Unit Cost Total Cost Sept. 1 Inventory 12 $95 $1,140 Sept. 12 Purchases 45 98 4,410 Sept. 19 Purchases 51 99 5,049 Sept. 26 Purchases 19 100 1,900 Totals 127 $12,499 (a) Compute the ending inventory at September 30 using the FIFO, LIFO and average-cost methods.(Round average cost per unit to 3 decimal places, e.g. 125.153 and final answers to 0 decimal places, e.g. 125.) FIFO LIFO AVERAGE-COST The ending inventory at September 30 $Enter a dollar amount $Enter a dollar amount $Enter a dollar amount (b) Compute the cost of goods sold at September 30 using the FIFO, LIFO and average-cost methods.(Round average cost per unit to 3 decimal places, e.g. 125.153 and final answers to 0 decimal places, e.g. 125.) FIFO LIFO AVERAGE-COST Cost of goods sold $Enter a dollar amount $Enter a dollar amount $Enter a dollar amount


DB Topic of Discussion:Information-related CapabilitiesAnalyze 2 of the 14 information-related capabilities and explain how the joint force can use these capabilities to affect the three dimensions of the information environment.Give examples of real-world or life events for the capabilities and how can you use these concepts as a CSM/SGM.


Deliverable 7 – Statistical Analysis ReportInstructionsYou are currently working at NCLEX Memorial Hospital in the Infectious Diseases Unit. Over the past few days, you have noticed an increase in patients admitted with a particular infectious disease. You believe that the ages of these patients play a critical role in the method used to treat the patients. You decide to speak to your manager, and together you work to use statistical analysis to look more closely at the ages of these patients.You do some research and put together aspreadsheetof the data thatcontains the following information:Client numberInfection disease statusAge of the patientYou are to put together a PowerPoint presentation that explains the analysis of your findings which you will submit to your manager. The presentation should contain all components of your findings. For review, the components of the report should include:1. Brief overview of the scenario and variables in the data set2. Discussion, calculation, and interpretation of the mean, median, mode, range, standard deviation, and variance3. Discussion, construction, and interpretation of the 95% confidence interval4. Explanation of the full hypothesis test5. ConclusionThe calculations should be performed in your spreadsheet that you will also submit to your manager. You can find additional information on what to add to your PowerPoint presentation in thisWord document. Use the questions in the worksheet as your guide for the contents of your presentation.For your final deliverable, submit your PowerPoint presentation and the Excel workbook showing your work. Do not submit your Word document.


D. CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING1. ExpectationThe student will be able to reason logically and creatively, make informed and responsible decisions and solve problems.2. Indicators of Success1. Gathers and processes information for decision making.2. Develops and reasonably defends arguments, positions and decisions.3. Clarifies problems and develops effective solutions.4. Executes plans and evaluates results effectively.3. Critical Thinking Indicator 1Gathers and processes information for decision making.Achievement criteria: Selects information relevant to purpose.Accurately interprets information and evidence.Identifies salient arguments and different points of view.Recognizes assumptions and perspectives.Evaluates the logic, validity and relevance of data. Standards of Performance Beginning Intermediate Advanced With assistance, identifies a limited range of information suited to purpose; interprets information accurately but simply; identifies some arguments, assumptions and perspectives; conducts minimal evaluation of material. Identifies a good range of information suited to purpose; accurately interprets information; identifies salient arguments, assumptions, perspectives and alternative points of view; conducts well reasoned and comprehensive evaluations of material selected for use. Identifies a comprehensive range of information suited to purpose; relates and synthesizes information from multiple sources; accurately interprets information; recognizes subtle patterns and meanings; draws insightful, logical, and creative conclusions; conducts excellent evaluation of material selected for use. 4. Critical Thinking Indicator 2Develops and reasonably defends arguments, positions and decisions.Achievement criteria: Analyzes and evaluates information and alternative points of view.Draws well-reasoned conclusions.Justifies results by explaining assumptions and reasons for choices. Standards of Performance Beginning Intermediate Advanced With assistance, recognizes the differences and varied perspectives in information sources; draws some reasonable conclusions; provides limited explanation for arguments, positions, and decisions. Recognizes the differences and varied perspectives in information sources; draws well reasoned conclusions; provides good explanation for arguments, positions, and decisions. Recognizes the differences and varied perspectives in information sources; is sensitive to implicit assumptions and subtle bias; draws well reasoned, insightful conclusions; provides excellent explanations for arguments, positions, and decisions. 5. Critical Thinking Indicator 3Clarifies problems and develops effective solutions.Achievement criteria: Identifies and clearly describes the problem.Develops and evaluates suitable alternative solutions.Proposes an appropriate solution. Standards of Performance Beginning Intermediate Advanced With assistance, describes a problem; explains what can be done about it; identifies several possible solutions; proposes a solution; inadequately defends the appropriateness of the solution. Clearly and concisely states a problem; seeks input from others; explains what should be done and why; proposes several suitable solutions; presents logical pros and cons for each; proposes an appropriate solution and offers good reasons for choice. Clearly and concisely states a problem; seeks input from others; insightfully explains what should be done and why; proposes several appropriate and creative solutions; presents logical pros and cons for each; proposes the most appropriate solution and offers excellent reasons for choice. 6. Critical Thinking Indicator 4Executes plans and evaluates results effectively.Achievement criteria: Determines needed resources.* Identifies, organizes and schedules critical tasks.Follows-through, adapts and persists to problem resolution. Evaluates results.*Resources could include decisions, permissions, people, and material. Standards of Performance Beginning Intermediate Advanced With assistance, identifies most needed resources; organizes and sequences critical tasks; poorly executes some tasks; achieves inadequate results; recognizes and explains some but not all strengths and deficiencies of the intended solution. Identifies and acquires needed resources; logically sequences critical tasks; adjusts implementation as needed; executes most tasks effectively and on schedule; explains the strengths and deficiencies of the solution; makes suggestions for future improvement and problem prevention. Identifies and achieves all needed resources; organizes and implements critical tasks very well; makes timely and creative adjustments; provides excellent explanations of the strengths and deficiencies of the solution; makes excellent suggestions for improvement and future problem prevention.


INDEX OPTIONS Group Project (in groups of five each)Coursework  Submission Instructions (please follow these carefully)Deadline for submission is provided by course instructor/tutor.You need to submit a hard copy of your project that has:a. A cover page that contains the following information: (i) Title: ‘C39SN2 Coursework: Financial Derivatives Project’(ii) Names or IDs of all group participants; (iii) Group number (the number of your group on the Vision sign-up list)(iv) Word countb. A filled-in and signed ‘Coursework Group Self-Assessment Form’  (included with the course package and obtainable from Vision).c. A CD or USB that contains a copy of your Excel caclualtions (this can be put in an envelope and attached to the report by a sticky tape). Coursework An index option is a financial derivative that gives the holder the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a basket of stocks (e.g., S&P 100 or FTSE 100) at an agreed-upon price (strike price) on a certain future date (European), or any time up to that date (American). Index Options on US stock indices are traded at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE, see This coursework is an investigation of the pricing of options on the S&P 100 index. There are European-style options (CBOE symbol code: XEO) and American-style (CBOE symbol code: OEX) options on the S&P 100. Approach(You need to read Chapter 4 of Chance and Brooks (Option Pricing: The Binomial Model) priorto attempting the coursework. Links to all websites relevant to this coursework are given below and are posted under ‘Links’ in Vision).This is a demanding coursework. You are advised to start as early as possible, and follow the following steps in order:1. Read Chapter 4 of Chance and Brooks (Option Pricing: The Binomial Model).2. Read the instructions below to understand the requirements.3. Read the instructions again and extract a list of ALL the data that you need to download (from CBOE, Bloomberg and, see below). This data will consist of a) prices, exercise prices and time to maturity of European and American call and put options on the S&P100 index (from CBOE); b) the level and volatility of the S&P100 index (from CBOE); c) the dividend yield on the S&P100 index (from; and d) interest rate data (from Bloomberg). Note that you will need to download all this data within the same 15-minute interval,since CBOE’s website provides data with a 15-minute delay, and if you download the data during different 15-minute intervals they will not match with each other.4. Prior to downloading the data logon to the relevant websites, including the CBOE, and familiarise yourself with them, the option symbols (also explained below), and with the ‘mouse clicks’ that you need to perform in order to download the data. This will prepare you well to act fast enough to download all the data within the same 15-minute interval window.5. Once the data is downloaded, you will need to do calculations based on this data and, therefore, will require extensive use of Excel. You will also need to repeat these calculations for different options, and to automate the calculations you are strongly advised to think carefully about the structure and organisation of your spreadsheet prior to implementation. 6. Assume a 365 day year throughout.Main Requirement: A report of 1500 to 2000 words in length (excluding figures, tables, references and appendix) that contains a response to the questions that feature under the two steps below. Your report should be stand alone, but you are required to show how you performed the detailed calculations by attaching your Excel sheet in a USB or a CD to the hardcopy submission, or by attaching snapshots to Excel sheets in an Appendix to your report (in this latter case, please highlight, reveal or type the equations used in each cell). STEP 1 Downloading Option DataYou will need to download prices for puts and calls as in the matrix in the table below (under Choice of Options for Analysis). First read the section below and when you are ready to download the data login to the CBOE website Choose the ‘delayed quotes’ tool under the ‘Quotes & Data’ tab. When the ‘Delayed Quotes’ window opens, enter on the left panel the symbol codes OEX or XEO and press ‘submit’. You will see some data with a ‘Filters by’ ribbon at the top. Choose Filters: Volume ‘all’; expiration type ‘all’; options range ‘all’; and choose the expiration month that will determine the maturity of all the options you download. Once these filter values are set press ‘View Chain’. A table of information on options available will then display. It is best to just copy and paste in Excel the entire table that comes up from the website (including the information right at the top line above the table, which pertains to the level of the S&P 100 index itself, not the options). You need to follow this procedure twice, once to extract a table of OEX options, and another for XEO options. Once you have all the data in Excel you can then pick and choose the options that you want t  o focus on in the analyses (specific exercise prices and preferably options that have some volume – you can use the filters too to help you narrow down this choice). Beside prices, you will need to also note the time you downloaded the data, in order to calculate the time left to maturity for these options, and the level of the S&P 100 index (i.e., the spot price of the index) at the time of your downloading the options data. These last two pieces of information appear towards the top of the table anyway, so it is good practice to copy the entire table together with the information that appears at the top of it.Calculating time to maturityWith regard to calculations of the maturity dates of the options, bear in mind that the XEO and OEX option contracts at CBOE mature on the Saturday following the third Friday of the maturity month of each contract. (Please check the full contract specifications are available under the ‘Products’ tab in the CBOE website, ).Choice of Options for AnalysisConsider pairs of put and call options with each pair having the same (or close) strike price and maturity. You need pairs of American-style (OEX) and pairs of European-style (XEO) options. For each exercise style choose a pair that are at-the-money, and another that are out-of-the-money, so that American and European pairs that are at-the-money have the same (or close) time to maturity and exercise price. Do the same for in-the-money and out-of-the-money options. You should end up with a choice of options that fit the description of the table below. American (OEX) European (XEO) Same or close ATM call ATM call Exercise price and time to maturity All options should be active (i.e., showing some volume and/or open interest, but preferably both). But this is not a strict requirement. OTM call OTM call Exercise price and time to maturity ITM call ITM call Exercise price and time to maturity ATM put ATM put Exercise price and time to maturity OTM put OTM put Exercise price and time to maturity ITM put ITM put Exercise price and time to maturity For ATM options choose options that are closest at-the-money (i.e., with a strike price closest to the level of the S&P100 index at the time of downloading the data). Then choose options with exercise price on either side of that of the ATM options such that a pair is ITM and a pair is OTM Choose a particular maturity between 1 week and 1 year for all options that you will use. In all your choices of strike price and maturity be guided by the table above (flexible) and by options that are most active (i.e., ones that are showing some volume of trade and/or open interest, but preferably both, although this is preferable it is not a strict requirement). If you do not see price, volume and open interest data next to an option it could be that you are either accessing the website when CBOE is not open, or the options are not heavily traded. In this case choose other options and access the website during Chicago opening times. Avoid lunch time in Chicago. Take a note of the exact time and date of your data download, or simply copy the screen information. The Chicago Trading Hours are: 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Central Time (Chicago time). Interest Rate DataYou also need an annualised risk-free rate to calculate ‘theoretical’ fair prices for the options using the Black and Scholes and the Binomial pricing models. Use the ‘interest rates’ market data provided by Bloomberg ( Select an appropriate yield for the risk free interest rate. This usually is the yield of a Treasury Bill (or zero curve) that has a maturity closest to that of the option(s) you downloaded. You are advised to have the same maturity for all your options, but note that if you download options with different maturities you may need more than one interest rate to match. If the maturity of your options is in-between the maturities of two listed Treasury’s then you may need to ‘interpolate’ the yield to end up with one that matches the maturity of the options. Alternative sources of interest rate data (the first is more official) are:1. If you have access to Datastream use the following mnemonics (instrument code):  FRTB3M for 3-months Treasury Bills or  FRTB6M for 6-months treasury bills. Datastream is available in the pc labs in Mary Burton Building only (for Edinburgh Campus Students). It is found under icon names ‘Avance4’ or ‘Advance5’. But it takes a bit of getting used to.Proper calculations of theoretical option pricesNote that in calculating theoretical option prices you will also need a value for the annual dividend yield on the S&P100 index and an estimate of volatility of the index.  Read the relevant sections below on how to obtain these. Estimating Volatility of the Index (Downloading index volatility data)An estimate of sigma (volatility) for the index can be obtained by reading the value of the volatility index that has a symbol VXO. (Enter VXO on the right hand side box that appears when you click the ‘Quotes&Data’ tab and choose ‘Delayed Quotes’ in the CBOE website). Note, this must be obtained within the same 15-minute interval during which you download the option data.Estimating Annualised Dividend Yield (Downloading index dividend yield data)To calculate theoretical option prices you also need an estimate of the annualised dividend yield of the S&P100 index at the time of downloading the price data. Search for a reasonable value, and although this can be difficult, try which gives the dividend yield on an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) that tracks the S&P100. If you can’t find dividend yield try: Your Analysis?As a base case, do your analysis using mid prices = (bid+ask)/2. Or you can enrich your analysis by performing calculations on bid and on ask prices separately. The difference between the results using the bid from those using the ask prices should be a reflection of the effect of ‘transaction costs,’ and hence you can discuss these effects.Step 1 Coursework RequirementsThe requirements are:a. Investigate (calculating and checking) whether the put-call parity holds for the actual market prices of both the European and the American options. Interpret the results (more emphasis and marks will be given to interpretation).b. Calculate the difference between the actual market prices of the American and European options that have the same exercise price and maturity. Interpret the results (more emphasis and marks will be given to interpretation).c. Calculate the theoretical Black and Scholes prices of all the selected European and American options and compare these theoretical values with the actual market prices of the options. Interpret any differences (more emphasis and marks will be given to the interpretation).STEP 2Binomial Model Setup FeaturesUsing the ‘binomial model’, build a binomial tree for the index level with three time steps, so that the overall time horizon is equal to the maturity of the options selected (i.e., divide the maturity into three equal intervals). With regard to the binomial calculations choose the upward and downward size of price movement as a function of the volatility of the index level (i.e., function of sigma of the index). You can use the equations provided by Chance and Brooks for up (u) and down (d) parameter movements as functions of sigma, also provided in the lecture material. For estimates of sigma see Estimating Volatility of the Index above. You will also need an estimate of the dividend yield on the index. For these see Estimating Annualised Dividend Yieldabove.Step 2 Course RequirementsBinomial Pricing Using the VXO estimate of volatility evaluate the call and put options using the three-step binomial tree previously constructed for the index level (here you need to have your tree calculations automated so you can evaluate all options). Compare the binomial option prices with the actual option prices observed in the market and discuss the reasons why you do, or do not, observe any differences. (More emphasis and marks will be given to discussion.)Black and Scholes versus BinomialUsing the VXO estimate of volatility calculate the Black-Scholes prices of the put and call options. Compare these values with the actual market prices and with those obtained by the Binomial model. Discuss possible reasons for any differences (i.e., compare Black-Scholes versus Binomial, American versus European, puts versus calls, ATM versus OTM). (More emphasis and marks will be given to the discussion of each of these comparisons)Implied volatilityBy trial and error, find the value of the volatility parameter at which the Black and Scholes price equals the observed actual market price for each option. The value of volatility at which the observed actual market price equals the Black and Scholes price is known as ‘implied volatility’. Create plots of the implied volatility of the options against their exercise price. Compare these values of implied volatility with each other. Also compare them with the value obtained from the VXO index. Discuss the reasons for any differences from each other and from the VXO value. (More emphasis and marks will be given to discussion.)NotesCBOE symbol explanationIn CBOE each option has a symbol, and here is an example of how to read these symbols.Example: OEX1327A600 – E (2013 Jan 600.00 Call)OEX is the CBOE symbol of the instrument (in this case S&P 100 American option).The next two digits, 13, stand for the year 2013.The next two digits and letter stand for the expiration date and expiration monthFor call options ‘A’ stands for January, ‘B’ for February, ‘C’ for March,..etc. to ‘L’. For put options ‘M’ stands for January, ‘N’ for February, ‘O’ for March,..etc. to ‘X’. So ‘27A’ is 27thof January, and since the letter ‘A’ is used then it indicates a call option.The following number, 600, stands for the strike price of the option.The letter E after the hyphen indicates the market in which the option is traded, in this case CBOE.Alternatively, if you click on the symbol the website will provide you with more detail.Full description of the contract details, including the exact maturity day can be found by clicking the ‘Products’ tab in the CBOE website, Marking SchemeIn general the overall course requirements and the marking scheme are as follows:1. Discussions of whether the put call parity holds for actual market prices of European and American options? (10 marks)2. Interpret differences between American and European option prices (5)3. Interpret differences between Black and Scholes and actual prices (5)4. Construct 3-step binomial (10)5. Compare binomial and actual prices – interpret any differences (10)6. Calculate B&S prices. (5)7. Compare B&S with binomial prices – discuss differences, B&S vs Binomial (6)American vs European (6)ATM vs OTM (8)8. Calculate implied volatility (5)9. Discussion of the plot of implied volatility against moneyness or X. (10)10. Compare implied vol with each other and with VXO – interpret differences (10)Spreadsheets (10)


Pacific Trails Resort Case StudyIn this chapter’s case study you will use the Pacific Trails existing website (Chapter8) as a starting point and add an informational table to the Yurts page on the Pacific Trails website. Your new page will be similar toFigure9.15when you have completed this case study.Figure9.15 Yurts page with a table.You have three tasks in this case study: Create a new folder for this Pacific Trails case study. Modify the style sheet (pacific.css) to configure style rules for the new table. Modify the Yurts page to use a table to display information as shown inFigure9.15.Task 1:Create a folder called ch9pacific to contain your Pacific Trails Resort website files. Copy the files from theChapter8Case Study ch8pacific folder into the new ch9pacific folder.Task 2:Configure the CSS.You will add styles to configure the table on the Yurts page. Launch a text editor and open thepacific.cssexternal style sheet file. You will add new style rules above the media queries.Configure the table.Code a new style rule for the table element selector that configures a table with a 1 pixel solid blue border (#3399CC), 80% width, and no cellspacing (useborder-spacing: 0;).Configure the table cells.Code a new style rule for the td and th element selectors that configures 5 pixels of padding and a 1 pixel solid blue border (#3399CC).Center the td content.Code a new style rule for thetdelement selector that centers text.Configure the text class.Notice that the content in the table data cells that contain the text description is not centered. Code a new style rule for a class namedtextthat will override the td style rule and left-align the text.Configure alternate-row background color.The table looks more appealing if the rowshave alternate background colors but is still readable without them. Apply the:nth-of-typeCSS3 pseudo-class to configure the odd table rows with a light blue background color (#F5FAFC).Save thepacific.cssfile.Task 3:Update the Yurts Page.Open theyurts.htmlpage for the Pacific Trails Resort ­website in a text editor.Add a blank line above the closing main tag. Configure the text “Yurt Packages” within an h3 element.Below the new h3 element, configure a paragraph with the following text:A variety of luxury yurt packages are available. Choose a package below and contact us to begin your reservation. We’re happy to build a custom package just for you!You are ready to configure the table. Position your cursor on a blank line under the paragraph and code a table with four rows, four columns, and a visible border. Use the table, th, and td elements. Assign the td elements that contain the detailed descriptions to the class namedtext. The content for the table is as follows:Save youryurts.htmlfile. Launch a browser and test your new page. It should look similar toFigure9.15. If the page does not display as you intended, review your work, validate the CSS, validate the HTML, modify as needed, and test again.


Multiple personality disorder also referred to as dissociative identity disorder, is a condition in which a person’s identity divided into various distinct personality states. Personality refers to various attributes, including emotions, behavior, temperament, and the state of mind that characterizes a unique individual. According to Ringrose (2018), an individual has only one personality, and a person exhibiting several personalities is said to be suffering from a dissociative identity disorder. The video I watched is about a patient, Tony, who is suffering from multiple personalities and is having a therapy session with Dr. Howland. As narrated, Tony has fifty-three personalities, but three of his personalities stand out of the rest: Tony, the original; Richard, his cousin who had a brain tumor and died and; Dede, the one who remembers everything (Annenberg Learner, 2018). The therapist states that Tony has an issue of free-flowing consciousness, and he believes that he shares his body with many people. At the beginning of the video, Tony is talking in the woods about his current condition, and he places himself in the third person meaning that he is detached from his present situations. He smokes to help him handle some of the situations such as stress or when other personalities take over him. Tony seems to be bothered about his condition, but he cannot believe that he can have changed. Besides, Richard avoids questions, and when asked whether he knew his wife, Gloria, he states that Tony is married to Gloria and not him (Annenberg Learner, 2018). Also, when his personality shift, Tony showed changes in body language such as coughing, rubbing his eyes, shaking hands nervously, and seemed to be distracted from his surroundings. He changed his personality from Tony to Richard and Anthony. However, Richard took charge whenever the therapist wanted to prob deeper to obtain any important information. At the end of the video, Tony goes back to the woods, and he shares his thoughts concerning the outcomes of the brain imaging test. He wanted evidence to prove that he has other personalities, and the test enabled him to understand what was happening was real, as seen through clarity and confidence, his words, breathing, and posture. Do not be conformed to this world,but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2, ESV). ReferencesAnnenberg Learner (2018). The Brain: Teaching Modules – Multiple Personality. Retrieved May 15, 2020, from, J. L. (2018).Understanding and Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder (or Multiple Personality Disorder). Routledge.


Cinema CritiqueReview a film produced for popular release that includes a character that has a disability. Write a critique (1 page typed minimum) providing the following information:A. Identification (5 points)1.   title of film2.   date of release3.   production company4.
identify the disability displayedB. Summary plot and characters (10 points)C. Analysis (25 points)1. evaluate accuracy or appropriateness of characterization2. what impression does this character make on the viewer3. what impact might this have on viewer’s awareness or acceptance of exceptional4. individualsD. Form spelling, grammar, usage (10 points)


Activity Plan Self-Check- Place an “X” on each line for each of the characteristics that is included in the Lesson Plan Template you completed above.  If a characteristic is not observed, leave the line blank.  When you get to the end, add up the “Xs” and circle the level the lesson plan falls into according to the Self-Check Scoring Key. THIS PLAN IS DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE 4 POINTS ________ My plan is appropriate for the age and experiences of the children I will be teaching. ________ This activity idea is suitable for the children in my class based on at least one of these criteria:                       • The head teacher/ instructor has approved my idea. • My idea builds on the children’s interests and was suggested by things the children
have said or done. • My idea relates to the early learning standards and/ or the content standards for my
state or school.  ________ The materials and teaching strategies are sensitive to the language, culture, and experiences          of all or some of the children and families in the class.  ________ The objectives are arranged in a logical order using the concept of developmental direction. THIS PLAN IS COMPLETE 4 POINTS  ________ All parts of an effective activity plan are represented in my plan. ________ All materials needed in the activity are specified (including any materials needed for set- up, such as        covering a table with paper, or clean- up, such as sponges and water).  ________ The procedure includes examples of appropriate teaching strategies for the activity type, including         scripts such as those associated with behavior reflections, open- ended questions, challenges, or do- it         signals. ________ The evaluation section of the plan includes questions related to the children’s experience in the activity        as well as at least one question related to self- evaluation and reflection. THIS PLAN IS RELEVANT 3 POINTS ________ The plan uses hands- on materials that are of high interest to the children (they are meaningful and        worthy of the children’s attention). ________ The teaching strategies outlined in the plan clearly support the goal. ________ The strategy for assessing the learning of the children is appropriate for the activity and the children’s        development (checklist, work sample, child observations, etc.). THIS PLAN IS ACCURATE 9 POINTS ________ The planned activity clearly supports the goal.  ________ There is an obvious link between the goal and the objectives. ________ The objectives specify what the children will do in relation to the content. ________ Each of the objectives is addressed within the procedure.  ________ The procedure specifies what the teacher will do and say. ________ The specified content is accurate ( I have looked up or verified the information). ________ The content is reflected in the procedures section of the plan with the terms and facts made         clear.  ________ The simplifications and the extensions are related to the goal and remain within the chosen develop-         mental domain. ________ The evaluation of the child component of the plan assesses the degree to which children are                    successful in addressing the goal and the objectives. TOTAL POINTS = ________ Out of 20 Self- Check Scoring Key  – Circle the level your plan falls in 18– 20 Ready to Submit/ Try Out with Children 13– 17 Getting Close       8– 12 Try Again 1– 7 Reread Chapter 3, Consult with Others to Clarify Misunderstandings  (Kostelink, Soderman, Whiren, and Rupiper, 2015, p .101)


Lab 9Configuring DNS RecordsThis lab contains the following exercises and activities: Exercise 9.1 Managing DNS Resource Records Exercise 9.2 Configuring Round Robin Exercise 9.3 Configuring Zone Scavenging Exercise 9.4 Troubleshooting DNS Lab Challenge Using the DNSCMD Command to Manage Resource Records BEFORE YOU BEGINThe lab environment consists of student workstations connected to a local area network, along with a server that functions as the domain controller for a domain called The computers required for this lab are listed in Table 9-1.Table 9-1Computers Required for Lab 9 Computer Operating System Computer Name Server (VM 1) Windows Server 2012 R2 RWDC01 In addition to the computers, you also require the software listed in Table 9-2 to complete Lab 9. Table 9-2Software Required for Lab 9 Software Location Lab 9 student worksheet Lab09_worksheet.docx (provided by instructor) Working with Lab WorksheetsEach lab in this manual requires that you answer questions, take screen shots, and perform other activities that you will document in a worksheet named for the lab, such as Lab09_worksheet.docx. You will find these worksheets on the book companion site. It is recommended that you use a USB flash drive to store your worksheets, so you can submit them to your instructor for review. As you perform the exercises in each lab, open the appropriate worksheet file using Word, fill in the required information, and save the file to your flash drive. After completing this lab, you will be able to:§ Manage DNS Resource Records§ Configure round robin§ Configure Zone Scavenging§ Troubleshoot DNS§ Using DNSCMD command to manage Resource RecordsEstimated lab time: 60 minutes Exercise 9.1 Managing DNS Resource Records Overview In the previous lab, you created several zones. With the exception of default resource records that are created when you create a zone, you need to add resource records. Therefore, during this exercise, you create resource records. Mindset The Host (A or AAAA) resource record is the most common resource record, which is used to resolve IP addresses from host names. However, you also need to be familiar with other common resource records (such as PTR, MX, and CNAME resource records). Completion time 15 minutes 1.Log in to RWDC01 as the Contoso\administrator user account with the Pa$$w0rd password. The Server Manager console opens.2.On Server Manager, click Tools < DNS to open the DNS Manager console. If necessary, expand the DNS Manager console to a full-screen view.3.Under RWDC01, expand Forward Lookup Zones. Question 1 What records will you find in a forward lookup zone? 4.Right-click and choose Properties. The Properties dialog box opens. Question 2 What records can you configure in the Properties dialog box? Question 3 What is the default minimum TTL for SOA records? 5.Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.6.Right-click and choose New Host (A or AAAA). The New Host dialog box opens as shown in Figure 9-1.Figure 9-1Creating a new host record7.In the Name text box, type PC1. For the IP address text box, type Click Add Host.8.When the record has been created, click OK and then click Done.9.Right-click and click New Host (A or AAAA). In the Name text box, type PC2. For the IP address text box, type Select the Create associated pointer (PTR) record. Click Add Host. When the record has been created, click OK and then click Done.10. Take a screen shot of the DNS Manager window by pressing Alt+Prt Scr and then paste it into your Lab09_worksheet file in the page provided by pressing Ctrl+V.11. Expand the Reverse Lookup Zones node and then click the zone. Notice that the record is there, but not the You might need to refresh the zone if has not yet appeared. To refresh the zone, press F5. Question 4 What records are kept in the reverse-lookup zones? 12. Right-click and choose New Pointer (PTR). The New Resource Record dialog box opens. 13. On the Host IP Address text box, change the text to In the Host name text box, type PC1. Click OK. Question 5 How does the data for PC1 and PC2 differ? 14. Double-click Change the Host name from PC1 to (with a period at the end). Click OK. Question 6 What does the period at the end signify? 15. Take a screen shot of the DNS Manager window by pressing Alt+Prt Scr and then paste it into your Lab09_worksheet file in the page provided by pressing Ctrl+V.16. Right-click and click New Host (A or AAAA). In the Name text box, type PC3. For the IP address text box, type Select the Create associated pointer (PTR) record, if needed. Click Add Host. When the record has been created, click OK and then click Done.17. Right-click and choose New Alias (CNAME). In the Alias name, type www. In the Fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for target host text box, type Question 7 What is the fully qualified domain name? 18. Click OK.19. Right-click the Start button and choose Command Prompt (Admin). The Administrator: Command Prompt opens.20. To see the name PC3 resolved to its IP address, execute the following command:   nslookup Question 8 What address was returned? 21. To see the IP resolution of to its name, execute the following command:   nslookup Question 9 What name was returned? 22. To see the resolution of the alias to its name and IP address, execute the following command:   nslookup Question 10 What name and IP address was returned? 23. Right-click and choose New Mail Exchanger (MX). In the Host or child domain text box, type PC2. In the Fully Qualified domain name (FQDN) of mail server, type Question 11 What is the default Mail server priority? 24. Click OK.25. Right-click the PC1 Host (A) record under, and click Properties. Question 12 What fields are displayed? 26. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.27. Click View < Advanced.28. Right-click the PC1 Host (A) record and choose Properties. Question 13 What new field is now available with the Advanced view? 29. Change the Time to live to 15 minutes. 30.  Take a screen shot of the PC1 Properties dialog box by pressing Alt+Prt Scr and then paste it into your Lab09_worksheet file in the page provided by pressing Ctrl+V.31. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.End of exercise. You can leave the windows open for the next exercise. Exercise 9.2 Configuring Round Robin Overview By default, DNS Round Robin is enabled. Round robin operates by providing one DNS server IP address to a given query, then provides a different IP address for the next query, and so on, until a configured list of DNS server IP addresses runs out. The last query causes a loop-around to the first IP address and begins the sequence over again. In this exercise, you create two resource records to demonstate round robin  switching between two separate DNS IP addresses   Mindset Round robin is a DNS balancing mechanism that distributes network load among multiple servers by rotating resource records retrieved from a DNS server. Completion time 10 minutes 1.On RWDC01, with DNS Manager console, create a host record for that points to a second host record for that points to the command prompt, execute the following command:   nslookup Question 14 What addresses were returned? 4.Re-execute the nslookup command. Question 15 What addresses were returned? 5.Execute the following command:   ping   Don’t worry that the ping fails; focus on the address that is returned.6.Execute the ping command again, and then execute the command a couple more times. Observe that the return address toggles back and forth between and, in effect, balancing the query load between two IP addresses. End of exercise. You can leave the windows open for the next exercise. Exercise 9.3 Configuring Zone Scavenging Overview With dynamic addresses, often resource records will be added to a DNS zone, and will remain there unless they are manually deleted or scavanged. During this exercise, you configure zone scavenging. Mindset When you want DNS zone scavenging, you must enable scavenging at the server and at the zone. Completion time 10 minutes 1.On RWDC01, with DNS Manager console, right-click RWDC01and choose Set Aging/Scavenging for all Zones. The Server Aging/Scavenging Properties dialog box opens as shown in Figure 9-2.Figure 9-2Configuring aging and scavenging settings Question 16 When you enable DNS scavenging, what is the default number of days before a record is scavenged? 2.Click the Scavenge stale resource records option.3.Click OK to close the Server Aging/Scavenging Properties dialog box.4.Click to enable the Apply these settings to the existing Active Directory-integrated zones option. Click OK to close the Server Aging/Scavenging Confirmation dialog box.5.Right-click the zone and choose Properties.6.On the General tab, click the Aging button. The Zone Aging/Scavenging Properties dialog box opens.7.Click to enable the Scavenge stale resource records option.8.Take a screen shot of the DNS Manager window by pressing Alt+Prt Scr and then paste it into your Lab09_worksheet file in the page provided by pressing Ctrl+V.9.Click OK to close the Server Aging/Scavenging Properties dialog box.10. When you are prompted to apply aging/scavenging settings to the Standard Primary zone, click Yes.11. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.End of exercise. You can leave the windows open for the next exercise. Exercise 9.4 Troubleshooting DNS Overview In Exercise 9.2, you used nslookup to show name/IP resolution. However, during this exercise, you use nslookup in other ways to test DNS. You also use the DNS built-in tools to test DNS. Mindset Because DNS is an essential service that can bring any network down when it is not available, you need to know how to troubleshoot it. Microsoft provides several tools to help you troubleshoot DNS problems, including the IPConfig command, the NSLookup command, and the DNS console. Completion time 10 minutes Question 17 What command would you use to show which DNS server a client is using? 1.On RWDC01, at the command prompt, execute the following command: nslookup PC1.adatum.com2.To start nslookup in interactive mode, execute the following command: nslookup3.To display the SOA record for domain, execute the following commands:   set type=soa adatum.com4.To display the MX record for the domain, execute the following commands: set type=mx adatum.com5.Take a screen shot of the Command Prompt window by pressing Alt+Prt Scr and then paste it into your Lab09_worksheet file in the page provided by pressing Ctrl+V.6.Close the Command Prompt.7.On RWDC01, with DNS Manager console, right-click RWDC01 and choose Properties. The properties dialog box opens.8.Click the Monitoring tab (see Figure 9-3).Figure 9-3Monitoring the DNS server9.Select to enable the following settings:   A simple query against this DNS server   A recursive query to other DNS servers10. Click Test Now.11.  Take a screen shot of the RWDC01 Properties dialog box by pressing Alt+Prt Scr and then paste it into your Lab09_worksheet file in the page provided by pressing Ctrl+V. Question 18 Did either simple query or recursive query fail? If a failure did occur, why did it fail? 12. Close DNS Manager.Lab REview Questions Completion time 10 minutes 1.In Exercise 9.1,what is the most commonly used DNS resource record?2.In Exercise 9.1, where is the default TTL stored?3.In Exercise 9.1, where are PTR records stored?4.In Exercise 9.1, what view do you need to be in to modify the TTL for an individual record?5.In Exercise 9.2, how did you enable round robin?6.In Exercise 9.3, to enable zone scavenging, what two places did you have to configure?7.In Exercise 9.4, what tool is used to test DNS queries? Lab Challenge Using the DNSCMD Command to Manage Resource Records Overview To complete this challenge, you must demonstrate how to use the DNSCMD command. Mindset In the last lab, you were introduced to the dnscmd command to create zones. In this lesson, you can also use the dnscmd command to manage resource records. Completion time 5 minutes You need to configure a few scripts that will create DNS zones. What commands would you use to perform the following on for the domain:Add a host record for Test01 with an IPv4 address of on the RWDC01 server.Delete the Test01 record that you just created in the previous step.End of lab. You can log off or start a different lab. If you want to restart this lab, you’ll need to click the End Lab button in order for the lab to be reset.


Lab 8Configuring DNS ZonesThis lab contains the following exercises and activities: Exercise 8.1 Installing DNS Exercise 8.2 Creating Primary and Secondary Zones Exercise 8.3 Creating an Active Directory Integrated Zone Exercise 8.4 Configuring Zone Delegation Exercise 8.5 Configuring a Stub Zone Exercise 8.6 Configuring Forwarding and Conditional Forwarding Zones Exercise 8.7 Configuring Zone Transfers Lab Challenge Using the DNSCMD Command To Manage Zones BEFORE YOU BEGINThe lab environment consists of student workstations connected to a local area network, along with a server that functions as the domain controller for a domain called The computers required for this lab are listed in Table 8-1.Table 8-1Computers Required for Lab 8 Computer Operating System Computer Name Server (VM 1) Windows Server 2012 R2 RWDC01 Server (VM 2) Windows Server 2012 R2 Server01 In addition to the computers, you also require the software listed in Table 8-2 to complete Lab 8. Table 8-2Software Required for Lab 8 Software Location Lab 8 student worksheet Lab08_worksheet.docx (provided by instructor) Working with Lab WorksheetsEach lab in this manual requires that you answer questions, take screen shots, and perform other activities that you will document in a worksheet named for the lab, such as Lab08_worksheet.docx. You will find these worksheets on the book companion site. It is recommended that you use a USB flash drive to store your worksheets, so you can submit them to your instructor for review. As you perform the exercises in each lab, open the appropriate worksheet file using Word, fill in the required information, and save the file to your flash drive. After completing this lab, you will be able to:§ Configure DNS zones including primary zones, secondary zones, and Active Directory Integrated zones.§ Configure Zone delegation§ Configure a Stub Zone§ Configure Forwarding and Conditional Forwarding zones§ Configure Zone Transfers§ Use DNSCMD command to manage zonesEstimated lab time: 80 minutes Exercise 8.1 Installing DNS Overview Domain Name System (DNS) is already installed on RWDC01. However, we need a second DNS server for future exercises. Therefore, during this exercise, you install a second DNS server on Server01. Mindset DNS is a naming service that is used by TCP/IP network and is an essential service used by the Internet. For years, Windows servers have included the DNS role. Completion time 10 minutes 1.Log in to Server01 as the Contoso\administrator user account with the Pa$$w0rd password. The Server Manager console opens.02.When Server Manager opens, click Manage < Add Roles and Features.3.On the Before you begin page, click Next.4.Select Role-based or feature-based installation, and then click Next.5.Click Select a server from the server pool, click and then click Next.6.On the Select server roles page, click DNS Server. 7.When the Add Roles and Features Wizard dialog box appears, select Add Features, and then click Next.8.When the Select features page opens, click Next.9.On the DNS Server page, click Next.10. On the Confirm installation selections page, click Install.11. When the installation is done, take a screen shot of the Add Roles and Features Wizard by pressing Alt+Prt Scr and then paste it into your Lab08_worksheet file in the page provided by pressing Ctrl+V.12. Click Close. Question 1 For a typically large organization, how many DNS servers should you install? End of exercise. You can leave the windows open for the next exercise. Exercise 8.2 Creating Primary and Secondary Zones Overview During this exercise, you create primary and secondary zones on RWDC01 and Server01. Mindset For the Contoso Corporation, you are building a new network. Therefore, you need to install DNS to support your network. You have three primary sites. When you use primary and secondary zones, you can have only one primary zone. The other sites have to be secondary zones. Therefore, you will have one primary zone and two secondary zones. Completion time 15 minutes Creating a Standard Forward Lookup Primary Zone1.Log in to RWDC01 as the Contoso\administrator user account with the Pa$$word password. The Server Manager console opens.2.On Server Manager, click Tools < DNS to open the DNS Manager console. If necessary, expand the DNS Manager console to a full-screen view. Question 2 What is the primary tool to manage DNS in Windows? 3.Expand the server so that you can see the Forward Lookup Zones and Reverse Lookup Zones folders, if needed.4.Click, then right-click Forward Lookup Zones and choose New Zone.5.When the Welcome to the New Zone Wizard page opens, click Next.6.On the Zone Type page (as shown in Figure 8-1), with the Primary zone radio button already selected, click to deselect the Store the zone in Active Directory option. Click Next.Figure 8-1Creating a new zone7.The Zone Name page opens. In the Zone name text box, type and then click Next.8.On the Zone File page, ensure that the Create a new file with this file name radio button is selected and then click Next.9.On the Dynamic Update page, ensure that the Do not allow dynamic updates radio button is selected and then click Next.10. When the Completing the New Zone Wizard page displays, take a screen shot of the New Zone wizard by pressing Alt+Prt Scr and then paste it into your Lab08_worksheet file in the page provided by pressing Ctrl+V.11. Click Finish.Creating a Standard Forward Lookup Secondary Zone1.On Server01, click Tools < DNS to open the DNS Manager console. If necessary, expand the DNS Manager console to a full-screen view.2.Expand the server so that you can see the Forward Lookup Zones and Reverse Lookup Zones folders, if needed.3.Click, then right-click Forward Lookup Zones and choose New Zone.4.When the Welcome to the New Zone Wizard page opens, click Next.5.On the Zone Type page, select the Secondary zone radio button and then click Next. The Zone Name page appears. 6.In the Zone name text box, type and then click Next.7.On the Master DNS Servers page, type shown in Figure 8-2) and then press Enter. Click Next.Figure 8-2Specifying the master DNS server8.When the Completing the New Zone Wizard page opens, click Finish.Creating a Standard Reverse Lookup Primary Zone1.On RWDC01, go to the DNS Manager console. Right-click Reverse Lookup Zones and choose New Zone.2.When the Welcome to the New Zone Wizard page opens, click Next.3.On the Zone Type page, click Next. 4.On the Active Directory Zone Replication Scope, click Next.5.On the Reverse Lookup Zone Name page, with IPv4 Reverse Lookup Zone already selected, click Next. 6.Type the network address of 172.24.1 and then click Next.7.On the Dynamic Update page, click Next.8.When the Completing the New Zone Wizard page opens, take a screen shot of the New Zone Wizard by pressing Alt+Prt Scr and then paste it into your Lab08_worksheet file in the page provided by pressing Ctrl+V.9.Click Finish..End of exercise. You can leave the windows open for the next exercise. Exercise 8.3 Creating an Active Directory Integrated Zone Overview During this exercise, you create an Active Directory Integrated zone. Mindset You decide that you want to improve the DNS system for your company and you are thinking of switching to Active Directory-Integrated zones. Active Directory-Integrated zones are fault tolerant, they offer better security, and they have more efficient replication. With these features, you don’t have to worry about primary and secondary zones because each DNS server acts as a master. Completion time 5 minutes 1.On RWDC01, go to the DNS Manager console.2.Right-click the Forward Lookup Zones and choose New Zone. 3.When the Welcome to the New Zone Wizard starts, click Next.4.With Primary zone and Store the zone in Active Directory options already selected, click Next.5.On the Active Directory Zone Replication Scope dialog box, click Next.6.On the Zone Name page, type and then click Next.7.On the Dynamic Update page, with the Allow only secure dynamic updates selected, click Next. Question 3 What is needed to perform secure dynamic updates? 8.Take a screen shot of the New Zone Wizard by pressing Alt+Prt+Scr and then paste it into your Lab08_worksheet file in the page provided by pressing Ctrl+V.9.Click Finish. The domain is created.End of exercise. You can leave the windows open for the next exercise. Exercise 8.4 Configuring Zone Delegation Overview In this exercise, you delegate a subdomain called support under on a different DNS server. Mindset Subdomains allow you to break up larger domains into smaller, more manageable domains. Then by using delegation, you place the subdomain on another DNS server. Completion time 5 minutes Question 4 You discovered that one server is heavily utilized by many request from the support domain. What can you do to break up the workload of the server? 1.On RWDC01, go to the DNS Manager console. Under Forward Lookup Zones, right-click and choose New Delegation. 2.When the Welcome to the New Delegation Wizard starts, click Next. 3.In the Delegated domain text box, type support(as shown in Figure 8-3) and then click Next.Figure 8-3Delegating a domain4.On the New Delegation Wizard page, click Add, type Server01in the Server fully qualified domain name (FQDN) text box, and then click Resolve. Ignore the red circle with the white X; the zone in Server01 still needs to be created. Click OK to close the New Name Server Record dialog box. Click Next.5.When the wizard is complete, click Finish.6.On Server01, go to the DNS Manager console. Right-click Forward Lookup Zones and choose New Zone.7.When the Welcome to the New Zone Wizard starts, click Next.8.On the Zone type, with the Primary zone already selected, click Next.9.On the Zone Name page, type support.fabrikam.comin the Zone name text box and then click Next.10. On the Zone File page, click Next.11. On the Dynamic Update page, click Next.12. When the wizard is complete, take a screen shot of the New Zone Wizard by pressing Alt+Prt Scr and then paste it into your Lab08_worksheet file in the page provided by pressing Ctrl+V.13. Click Finish..End of exercise. You can leave the windows open for the next exercise. Exercise 8.5 Creating a Stub Zone Overview In this exercise, you create a stub zone that points directly to another DNS server. Mindset A stub zone is a copy of a zone that contains only necessary resource records—Start of Authority (SOA), Name Server (NS), and Address/Host (A) record—in the master zone and acts as a pointer to the authoritative name server. Completion time 10 minutes 1.On RWDC01, go to the DNS Manager console. Right-click Forward Lookup Zones and choose New Zone. 2.When the Welcome to the New Zone Wizard begins, click Next.3.When the Zone Type page opens, select the Stub zone radio button and then click Next. Question 5 Which featuredoes Stub Zones bring to DNS: better performance, redundancy, or both 4.On the Active Directory Zone Replication Scope page, click Next.5.On the Zone Name page, type in the Zone name text box and then click Next.6.On the Master DNS Servers page, type press Enter. Click Next.7.When the Completing the New Zone Wizard displays, click Finish.8.On Server01, go to the DNS Manager console. Right-click Forward Lookup Zones and choose New Zone.9.When the Welcome to the New Zone Wizard begins, click Next.10. On the Zone Type page, click Next.11. On the Zone Name page, type and then click Next.12. On the Zone File page, click Next.13. On the Dynamic Update page, click Next.14. When the wizard is complete, click Finish.15. On RWDC01, click the node and then press F5 to refresh.16. On RWD01, take a screen shot of the DNS Manager window (with the node selected) by pressing Alt+Prt Scr and then paste it into your Lab08_worksheet file in the page provided by pressing Ctrl+V.End of exercise. You can leave the windows open for the next exercise. Exercise 8.6 Configuring Forwarding and Conditional  Forwarding Zones Overview To improve performance, you can control which DNS servers requests are forwarded to when performing naming resolution by configuring forwarding and creating conditional forwarding zones. In this exercise, you configure forwarding and create a conditional forwarding zone. Mindset By default, when a client contacts a DNS server and the DNS server does not know the answer, it performs an iterative query to find the answer (which means it first contacts the root domain and additional DNS servers until it finds the authoritative DNS server for the zone). However, DNS servers can be configured to be forwarded to another DNS server or a conditional forwarder based on the domain name queried. Completion time 10 minutes Configuring Forwarders1.On Server01, go to the DNS Manager console. Right-click Server01 and choose Properties. The Server Properties dialog box opens.2.Select the Forwarders tab. Question 6 Your company uses an ISP for Internet connection. How would you relay all DNS request through the ISP DNS servers? 3.Click Edit. The Edit Forwarders dialog box opens as shown in Figure 8-4.Figure 8-4Specifying DNS servers to forward requests4.In the IP address column, type the press Enter. Click OK to close the Forwarders dialog box.5.Click OK to close theSERVER01 Properties dialog box.Configuring Conditional Forwarders1.On Server01, use the DNS Manager console to create a primary lookup zone named Question 7 How do you forward queries to a specific DNS server for a specified domain? 2.On RWDC01, go to the DNS Manager console. Click Conditional Forwarders Zones. Right-click Conditional Forwarders Zones and choose New Conditional Forwarder. The New Conditional Forwarder dialog box appears as shown in Figure 8-5.Figure 8-5Creating a new conditional forwarder3.Type in the DNS Domain text box.4.In the IP Address column, type in the IP addresses column and press Enter.5.Click OK to close the New Conditional Forwarder dialog box.6.On RWDC01, with the node selected, take a screen shot of the DNS Manager console by pressing Alt+Prt Scr and then paste it into your Lab08_worksheet file in the page provided by pressing Ctrl+V.End of exercise. You can leave the windows open for the next exercise. Exercise 8.7 Configuring Zone Transfers Overview By configuring zone transfers, you can control to which servers DNS information is copied. Mindset You need to configure zone transfers between multiple DNS servers. What are the three types of zone transfer available? Completion time 10 minutes 1.On RWDC01, using the DNS Manager console, click and then right-click the zone and choose Properties. The Properties dialog box opens.2.Click the Zone Transfers tab.3.With the Allow zone transfers option already selected, select Only to the following servers radio button. Question 8 Which type of transfer copies the entire zone, which is done when a new DNS secondary service for an existing zone is added? 4.Click Notify, click The following servers radio button, type in the IP Address column, and then press Enter. Click OK. 5.Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.   End of exercise.Lab REview Questions Completion time 10 minutes 1.In Exercise 8.2, what must you create before creating the secondary zone?2.In Exercise 8.3, what is the prerequisite to have Active Directory-Integrated zones?3. In Exercise 8.6, how do you configure all queries that a DNS server cannot directly resolve be forwarded to your ISP’s DNS server?   4.In Exercise 8.6, where did you configure forwarding?5.In Exercise 8.7, how did you configure zone transfers? Lab Challenge Using the DNSCMD Command to Manage Zones Overview To complete this challenge, you must demonstrate how to use the DNSCMD command to manage zones. Completion time 10 minutes You need to configure a few scripts that will create DNS zones. Therefore, what commands would you use to perform the following on a primary zone called fabrikam.com2.Create a secondary zone called The primary server is located at an Active Directory integrated zone called litware.com4.Delete a secondary zone called a zone replication for the zone.End of lab. You can log off or start a different lab. If you want to restart this lab, you’ll need to click the End Lab button in order for the lab to be reset.


Lab 4Configuring Distributed File System (DFS)This lab contains the following exercises and activities: Exercise 4.1 Installing DFS Exercise 4.2 Configuring DFS Namespace Exercise 4.3 Configuring DFS Replication Lab Challenge Creating a Fault-Tolerant Shared Folder BEFORE YOU BEGINThe lab environment consists of student workstations connected to a local area network, along with a server that functions as the domain controller for a domain called The computers required for this lab are listed in Table 4-1.Table 4-1Computers Required for Lab 4 Computer Operating System Computer Name Server (VM 1) Windows Server 2012 R2 RWDC01 Server (VM 2) Windows Server 2012 R2 Server01 Server (VM 3) Windows Server 2012 R2 Server02 In addition to the computers, you also require the software listed in Table 4-2 to complete Lab 4. Table 4-2Software Required for Lab 4 Software Location Lab 4 student worksheet Lab04_worksheet.docx (provided by instructor) Working with Lab WorksheetsEach lab in this manual requires that you answer questions, take screen shots, and perform other activities that you will document in a worksheet named for the lab, such as Lab04_worksheet.docx. You will find these worksheets on the book companion site. It is recommended that you use a USB flash drive to store your worksheets so you can submit them to your instructor for review. As you perform the exercises in each lab, open the appropriate worksheet file using Word, fill in the required information, and save the file to your flash drive. After completing this lab, you will be able to:§ Install DFS§ Implement and configure DFS namespace§ Implement and configure DFS replication§ Use DFS for fault tolerant shared foldersEstimated lab time: 80 minutes Exercise 4.1 Installing DFS Overview In this exercise, you will install DFS (namespace and replication) on Server01 and Server02. In Exercise 4.2 and Exercise 4.3, you will configure DFS. Mindset Distributed File System improves on the use of the shared folders by enabling you to organize your shared folders and enabling you to distribute shares on multiple servers. Completion time 10 minutes 1.Log into Server01 as contoso\administrator with the password Pa$$w0rd. The Server Manager console opens.2.Click Manage < Add Roles and Features. The Add Roles and Feature Wizard opens.3.On the Before you begin page, click Next.4.Select Role-based or feature-based installation and then click Next.5.When you are prompted to select a server, click Next. 6.Scroll down and expand File and Storage Services and then expand File and iSCSI Services. Select File Server (if not already installed), DFS Namespaces, and DFS Replication. When you are prompted to add features to DFS Namespaces, click Add Features. Question 1 What does the File Server role do? 7.When you are back on the Select server roles page, click Next.8.On the Select features page, click Next.9.On the Confirm installation selections page, click Install.10. When the installation is complete, take a screen shot of the Add Roles and Features Wizard page by pressing Alt+Prt Scr and then paste it into your Lab04_worksheet file in the page provided by pressing Ctrl+V.11. Click Close.12. Repeat the process to install File Server, DFS Namespaces, and DFS replication on Server02.   End of exercise. Exercise 4.2 Configuring DFS Namespace Overview In this exercise, you will create several shared folders and then link them together with DFS Namespace. Mindset You work for a corporation that has several file servers with multiple shared folders. You want to make it easier for users to access the shared folders. What can you do? Completion time 25 minutes 1.On Server01, open File Explorer and create folders named C:\Share1 and C:\Share2.2.Right-click Share1 and choose Properties. The Properties dialog box opens.3.Click the Sharing tab and then click Advanced Sharing.4.Select the Share this folder check box. 5.Click Permissions. Click Allow Full Control for Everyone. Click OK to close the Permissions dialog box. Question 2 Because we allow everyone full control, how do you make sure that the shared files are secure? 6.Click OK to close Advanced Sharing dialog box and click Close to close the Share1 Properties dialog box.7.On Server01, repeat the process to share Share2.8.On Server02, unlock the screen, if needed, then open File Explorer and create folders named C:\Share1 and C:\Share2.9.Similar to what was done on Server01, share the Share1 and Share2 on Server02.10. On Server01, with Server Manager, click Tools < DFS Management to open the DFS Management console.11. In the left-pane, right-click Namespaces and choose New Namespace. The New Namespace Wizard starts. 12. On the Namespace Server page, in the Server text box, type Server01 and then click Next.13. On the Namespace Name and Settings page, in the Name text box, type Shares.14. Click Edit Settings. The Edit Settings dialog box opens (see Figure 4-1).Figure 4-1Specifying Share permissions for a DFS namespace Question 3 What is the default location for the shares folder? 15. Click All users have read and write permissions. Click OK to close the Edit Settings dialog box. 16. On the Namespace Name and Settings page, click Next. Question 4 What is the name of the domain-based namespace? 17. On the Namespace Type page, with Domain-based namespace already selected and Enable Windows Server 2008 mode selected, click Next. Question 5 What is the advantage of Windows Server 2008 mode? 18. On the Review Settings and Create Namespace page, click Create.19. Take a screen shot of the New Namespace Wizard  page by pressing Alt+Prt Scr and then paste it into your Lab04_worksheet file in the page provided by pressing Ctrl+V.20. When the name space is created, click Close.21. On the DFS Management console, in the left pane, expand the Namespaces node and then click \\\Shares.22. Under Actions, click New Folder. The New Folder dialog box opens. 23. In the Name text box, type Server01 Share1.24. To specify the shared folder, click Add.25. In the Add Folder Target dialog box, in the Path to folder target text box, type \\Server01\Share1. Click OK to close the Add Folder Target dialog box.26. Click OK to close the New Folder dialog box.27. Click New Folder. Create a new folder named Server01 Share2 that points to \\Server01\Share2. Click OK and then click OK again.28. Click New Folder. Create a new folder named Server02 Share1 that points to \\Server02\Share1. Click OK and then click OK again.29. Click New Folder. Create a new folder named Server02 Share2 that points to \\Server02\Share2. Click OK and then click OK again. 30. On Server01, open File Explorer. In the Location text box, type \\\shares and then press Enter.31. Take a screen shot of the Shares folder by pressing Alt+Prt Scr and then paste it into your Lab04_worksheet file in the page provided by pressing Ctrl+V.32. Close File Explorer.33. On the DFS Management console, right-click the \\\Shares namespace and choose Properties. The Properties dialog box opens.34. Click the Advanced tab.35. Select the Enable access-based enumeration for this namespace checkbox.36. Take a screen shot of the \\\Shares Properties dialog box by pressing Alt+Prt Scr and then paste it into your Lab04_worksheet file in the page provided by pressing Ctrl+V. Question 6 What does the Enable access-based enumeration for this namespace option do? 37. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.End of exercise. Leave the DFS Management console open for the next exercise. Exercise 4.3 Configuring DFS Replication Overview In this exercise, you will configure two folders, each on a different server. You will then configure DFS to replicate the content of one folder to the other server. Mindset You have a project folder that must be available in New York and Paris. Some of these files are large, so they take some time to open over a slow WAN link. You can use DFS Replication to create a replicate of the file share at both offices. Completion time 30 minutes 1.On Server01, create a folder named C:\Share3. Share the folder as Share3. Assign Allow Full Control Share permissions to Everyone.2.On Server02, unlock the screen, if needed, then create a folder named C:\Share3. Share the folder as Share3. Assign Allow Full Control Share permissions to Everyone.3.On Server01, in the DFS Management console, right-click Replication and choose New Replication Group.4.On the Replication Group Type page, click Next.5.On the Name and Domain page, in the Name of replication group text box, type Rep1 and then click Next.6.On the Replication Group Members page, click Add.7.In the Select Computers dialog box, in the Enter the object names to select text box, type Server01 and then click OK. If you are prompted to enter a network password, use contoso\administrator and a password of Pa$$w0rd.8.Click Add and then add Server02.9.Take a screen shot of the New Replication Group Wizard page by pressing Alt+Prt Scr and then paste it into your Lab04_worksheet file in the page provided by pressing Ctrl+V.10. Back on the Replication Group Members page, click Next.11. On the Topology Selection page, click Next. 12. On the Replication Group Schedule and Bandwidth page, click Next. Question 7 If you have limited available bandwidth between two sites, what can you do to make better use of the available bandwidth so that users are not hampered when accessing remote resources? 13. On the Primary Member page, select Server01 as the Primary member and then click Next.14. On the Folders to Replicate page, click Add.15. In the Add Folder to Replicate dialog box, in the Local path of folder to replicate text box, type C:\Share3 and then click OK.16. Back on the Folders to Replicate page (see Figure 4-2), click Next.Figure 4-2Adding folders to replicate17. On the Local Path of Share3 on Other Members page, with Server02 selected, click Edit.18. Click Enabled and in the Local path of folder text box, type C:\Share3. Click OK to close the Edit dialog box. Click Yes to continue.19. Back on the Local Path of Share3 on Other Members page, click Next.20. On the Review Settings and Create Replication Group page, click Create.21. When the replication group has been created, click Close.22. If a Replication Delay message is displayed, click OK.23. Expand the Replication node and then click the Repl node.24. Take a screen shot of the DFS Management console by pressing Alt+Prt Scr and then paste it into your Lab04_worksheet worksheet file in the page provided by pressing Ctrl+V. 25. On Server01, open the C:\Share3 folder with File Explorer.26. Right-click the opened folder and choose New < Text Document. Name the document Doc1.txt.27. Open the Doc1.txt file and type your name. Save and then close the document.28. On Server02, open the C:\Share3 folder and verify that the Doc1 text file has replicated to Server02. It may take a minute or two to replicate.29. Using the DFS Management console, on the Memberships tab, right-click the SERVER01 Share3 and choose Properties.30. In the SERVER01 (Share3) Properties dialog box, click the Staging tab. Question 8 What is the default quota for the staging path? 31. Change the quota to 8192 MB. 32. Click the Advanced tab. Question 9 What is the default quota for the Conflict and Deleted path? 33. Click OK to close the SERVER01 (Share3) Properties dialog box.34. Right-click the SERVER02 Share3 and choose Properties.35. Click the Staging tab.36. Change the Quota to 8192 MB.37. Click OK to close the SERVER02 (Share3) Properties dialog box.38. Take a screen shot of the DFS Management console by pressing Alt+Prt Scr and then paste it into your Lab04_worksheet worksheet file in the page provided by pressing Ctrl+V. End of exercise. Close any windows that are open on Server01 and Server02.Lab REview Questions Completion time 5 minutes 1.In Exercise 4.2, what technology was used to create a shared folder of shared folders?2.In Exercise 4.2, where is the configuration for domain-based namespaces stored?3.In Exercise 4.3, what technology is used to automatically copy files from one server to another?4.In Exercise 4.3, what topology is used to have files replicate from one member to all other DFS members? Lab Challenge Creating a Fault-Tolerant Shared Folder Overview To complete this challenge, you will create a high-level list that describes how to create a fault-tolerant shared folder. Mindset You have content that is contained in a folder that you want to make available, even if a file server becomes unavailable. What do you need to do in order to accomplish this? Completion time 10 minutes Write out the steps you performed to complete the challenge. End of lab. You can log off or start a different lab. If you want to restart this lab, you’ll need to click the End Lab button in order for the lab to be reset.


IntroductionThe Walt Disney Company represents a truly immense organization composed of five strategic business units which, with the consideration of the consolidated revenue, represented roughly $42.3 billion as of their fiscal year end on Sept 29, 2012. (Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Financial Report and Shareholder Letter, 2011). The five SBUs are Disney Consumer products, Studio Entertainment, Parks and Resorts, Media Networks Broadcasting, and Interactive Media. (Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Financial Report and Shareholder Letter, 2011). These five SBUs can be further subdivided into 28 categories and are composed of a variety of brands. The only two common areas that can be found in the Walt Disney Company’s holdings are entertainment and information. Every business activity the organization is engaged in is related in some manner to providing its consumer base entertainment and or information.Despite the two commonalities of their activities, there exists a wide array of variety in their operations. One of the growth strategies that has aided the corporation reach its current level of success is the fact that the organization has expanded both vertically and horizontally into new markets by targeted segmentation. In most cases, it reaches these market segments by acquiring a previously established brand such as ABC, ESPN, and recently Marvel Comics and Lucasfilms. (Walt Disney Company subsidiaries). Furthermore, it is only through the diversification in branding that Disney has grown simply because the children’s brand is comparatively limited in terms of the target demographic. It is also the same diversity that minimizes the systemic risk involved with operating in too narrow of a portfolio.The individual external threats to Walt Disney are as diversified as the company itself. However, one of the greatest potential risks to the overall aspirations of the company is rooted in the protection of its brand(s) image and credibility. The history of the Walt Disney Company and its positive reputation are deeply engrained within the cultural heritage of people worldwide. This is also evident in the fact that their balance sheets show excessive amounts of intangible assets and goodwill. According to their balance sheet in 2011, Disney accounted for almost $80 million in intangible assets. (Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Financial Report and Shareholder Letter, 2011). They are more subject to risks than more traditional assets. Therefore, a balance must be achieved that embraces diversity in branding but also maintains a healthy risk adversity to any potential threats to brand’s integrity.The major threats that Disney faces include protecting their intellectual properties, especially in the Studio Entertainment division, as well as threats generated by an economic downturn. Most of Disney’s products and services are priced at a premium and are at risk in a period of recession. There are several competitors in the theme park industry, but when it comes to movies and television, the number of rivals are too numerous to mention.Disney’s internal strengths are composed mainly of the company’s innovative leveraging of its financial expertise and tremendous brand recognition to move vertically and horizontally into new markets. Innovation has been at the core of Disney’s organizational culture virtually from day one. The fact that their portfolio is so diversified also offers the company substantial advantages in terms of risk mitigation.SWOT AnalysisStrengthsBrand recognitionStrong customer loyaltyHigh quality products and servicesWeaknessesHigh operating costsBrand is mainly associated with childrenGrowth barriers in theme parksOpportunitiesFurther foreign expansionUnlimited character developmentMulticultural marketing (Cinco de Mayo, Lunar New Year, etc.)ThreatsOther theme parksOther online retailersRecent acquisitions of Marvel and Lucasfilms could post low or unprofitable salesRecommendationsThe recommended strategies for the Walt Disney Company are composed of initiatives on two separate fronts. First, SBUs must continue to strengthen operations by identifying new opportunities in the current target markets. This lies solely in the skill set of management. One example of such is the new attractions being planned for the theme parks.However, the most noticeable example of innovative ideas was Disney’s real estate venture that takes their “magic” to a whole new level. In this case, Disney successfully leveraged its incredible brand recognition in the real estate market by creating communities with their image marketing theme coupled with their branding and consequentially adding value to the consumer. (Watson, 2010).This type of innovative leveraging of the Disney brand represents the second strategy recommendation. Their endeavors into new markets, both in and out of the SBU structure, must maintain Disney’s values and be fully compatible with either their entertainment niche or also possibly along the informational divisions. Another example that falls within the traditional SBU structure with regards to growth through acquisition that has proven successful is Disney’s acquirement of Pixar Entertainment in 2006. (LaMonica, 2006). This move was completely in line with Disney’s strong roots in animation and not only acted to benefit that specific SBU, but also strengthened the brand as a whole.In conclusion, to continue its growth ambitions, Disney must continue its innovative developments from within the traditional SBU structure. Moreover, it must scan for opportunities, such as the real estate venture, which lies outside the traditional hierarchy. To achieve this, Disney must not only foster the culture of innovation that builds from a bottom up approach through the SBU hierarchy. In fact, it must also be innovative itself in identifying new opportunities. This requires a corporate project coordination team that will engage in project management until the point when the project has been integrated into the SBUs, or when it becomes a standalone SBU in the future. It is difficult to forecast how much revenue this will generate, but it can be compared to the current growth in net income. Net Income Growth 2009 $613 million 2010 $953 million 6% 2011 $1.08 billion 30% Between 2009 and 2011, Disney has almost doubled their net income. Below is a chart showing how much revenue each SBU is responsible for.Based on these figures, I believe that every SBU could be classified as a Cash Cow with the exception of Interactive Media. While it’s showing to be the lease productive as far as revenue wise, it has shown the most gain over the past year, with a rise of 29%. The other SBUs each have respectable gains in their own right, except Studio Entertainment, only due to the fact they didn’t release that many movies this past year. (Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Financial Report and Shareholder Letter, 2011). The objectives proposed consist of identifying opportunities for acquisition or entrance into a new market and creating a project team to capture this opportunity. This proposal recommends that the project portfolio be evaluated quarterly. Each separate SBU should have some freedom to decipher the projects scope, schedule and budget while a corporate team leads initiatives that fall outside the realm of the traditional SBU structure. The centralized project coordination office will then have the ability to compare the proposed net present value among all projects across the traditional divisional lines to make sure that the projects with the greatest benefits secure funding and all projects follow a set of best practices. Centralization of this unit also opens the doors to creating a knowledge management base that can also be share across divisional lines. The key advantages of this method are:Retain corporate control over acquisitions and projectsAllow the SBUs freedom for creativity while maintaining functional efficienciesMaintain aggressive profit growth by funding projects with the greatest net present value.It is recommended that the project coordination team be developed to maintain project management best practices without being overly intrusive to the project’s objectives. Also, acquisitions must be monitored as well since these will represent a bulk of the company’s growth strategy. Subsequently, change management practices must be adhered to during such integrations. Disney must also be cognizant of the corporate culture that is subject to any acquisition to ensure that integration does not come with insurmountable resistance. Ultimately, the proposed focus on innovation and acquisition must be subject to evaluation, and the scorecard for all businesses is written in economic terms. Within the five primary SBUs, such evaluations are comparatively simple to conduct due to the large amount of historical performance data available. New projects and acquisitions require more craft in terms of evaluations but these can be compared with the net benefit analysis produced before the project’s inception to provide a measure of success. Works CitedFiscal Year 2011 Annual Financial Report and Shareholder Letter. (2011). Retrieved from The Walt Disney Company:, P. R. (2006, January 25). Disney buys Pixar. Retrieved from CNN Money: Disney Company subsidiaries. (n.d.). Retrieved from The Disneywiki:, B. (2010, June 23). Golden Oaks: Why Disney’s Latest Real Estate Gamble Isn’t Such a Goofy Move. Retrieved from Daily Finance:

Risk Management Assessment

Risk Assessment and Impact Assessment deal with uncertainty. Both adopt a multidisciplinary approach. They are applied in predictive assessment processes that seek to control and improve policy and plan implementation.Environmental Impact Assessment is a ‘generic term for a process that seeks to blend administration planning, analysis, and public involvement in an assessment prior to taking decision’2. This is an approach, which seeks to improve development by prior assessment.Impact Assessment as multiple uses. EIA is more than a technocratic tool and can be used as a policy instrument, a planning tool, and a means for public involvement. It goes beyond its predictive values to improve decision-making and environmental management in the politico-social environment.Improves financial planning through the identification of future and potential capital, operating, and maintenance costs associated with the activities related to the environment thus strengthening the bottom line of the corporate.Risk Assessment: can be described by following the definition of Munn (1979) as a process of identifying the likely consequences for the bio-geo-physical environment and for man’s health and welfare of implementing particular activities and for carrying this information, at a stage when it can materially affect their decision, to those responsible for sanctioning those proposals.4Risk Assessment can be defined as ‘the process of assigning magnitudes and probabilities to the adverse effects of human activities (including technical innovation) or natural catastrophes (Horlick-Jones et al., 1995. Taylor, 1993). This process involves identifying hazards…. and using measurement, testing using mathematical or statistical methods to quantify the relationship between the initial event and the effects…(Suter, 1993:3).5We have worked on finding answers first by analyzing the facts given on the Environmental Assessments Statements of the two projects selected by us.

Assessment and Alteration of Company Code of Ethics

In relation to hiring and firing policies, the ethics code demands strict compliance with both internal and governmental regulations and ensures that due process is performed in the event of disciplinary reviews. This report will identify a system of inquiry by which compliance with the code of ethics can be measured and further offer serious change initiatives needed to update and streamline the existing code of ethics.Conflict of interest issues is rather heavily addressed in the existing code of ethics, further including issues of passing insider information or the sale of trade secrets in exchange for competitor reimbursement. From a decision-making perspective, it is important to identify the nature of the business, including dealings with external vendors or customers, to determine how far-reaching the code of ethics should be (Klein, 2002). For instance, since this organization works routinely with a wide variety of suppliers and distributors, the opportunity for off-site ethics violations in relation to conflict of interest is potentially large. Internally, it would be important to identify which specific departments have the broadest range of responsibilities, analyze their ability to access crucial company funds or information, and then develop an appropriate conflict of interest code which includes all members of staff.In relation to the sexual harassment issues at the company, there is a significant need to redesign the code of ethics to specifically define what constitutes sexual harassment, as this is missing from the existing document. It must be considered that this creates the potential opportunity for misconceptions or misunderstandings pertaining to the legal issues surrounding sexual harassment, also causing significant risk to the business for not clarifying its stand on sexual harassment issues. Many companies have been caught with their proverbial pants down and forced to pay large financial payouts when sued by sexually harassed workers in court.

Organic Food Access and Popularity

And the report will answer all the questions asked by the manager of the HealthCo PCT, and will then analyze the various answers. After analyzing is done, findings will be given on whether organic food is better for people than conventional food. Also, whether it has benefits, which can outweigh the extra cost for organic food.Organic food can be defined as pure food without any artificiality. According to the Food Lover Companion (2001), The term organic typically describes food that has been cultivated and/or processed without the use of chemicals of any sort including fertilizers, insecticides, artificial coloring or flavoring and additives. And, according to (2004), Foods that claim to be organic use materials and practices that do not hurt the environment. Food is grown… in soil whose humus content is increased by the additions of organic matter, grown in soil whose mineral content is increased by the application of natural mineral fertilizers (Rodale 1972). The public can’t determine whether the food is organic or not, just by observation. DEFRA (2006) stipulates that the use of the word organic accompanied by the correct code and/or certification information as shown below on the label or within the shop is your guarantee that it has been organically produced.In UK organic food is purchased in large numbers. The Absolute refers to the overall amount of organic food consumed in the UK and relative refers to the percentage of organic relative (that is, other food) to the absolute consumed food figure. And the amount of organic foods purchased in the UK both in absolute and relative terms is 4400 tonnes. And this amount has changed up to 7.9% in recent years. ( 2007). UK organic market is lower in absolute terms than in several other EU Member States (Second Report 2001)The consumption of organic food in the UK is in the range of 1.6-billion pounds in 2005(planetark 2006). While retail sales of organic products in the U.S. have increased by an average of 23 % per annum (USDA 2006).

Operations Managements

It specifies the machine tools for each indicated operations. It shows the necessary tooling (jigs fixtures, cutting tools, cams, and templates, measuring instruments and gauges) for each indicated operation. It provides manufacturing data such as speed and feeds. It indicates estimated or stopwatch based setup and processing times and incorporates sometimes the specification of the skill for each operation. During process planning, we should have detailed information about the benefits of new process implementation. We should know how much the benefits we will get with the new process. For example while designing a new product we should know the future demand of the product, how much product we can produce in a day, and what is the cost associated with new products. These information’s are incorporated onto a sheet known as process sheet or route sheet. The information contained in the process sheet can be used in the following operations: Scheduling, Material movement, cost reduction cost control, costing, method of working, the requirement of manpower machines shop efficiency. Production is also depended on the demand of the material. If the demand of the product is less then there is no need for production in large batches. If the demand for the product is high then there is no need for production in small batches. So when the demand of the product is high we should plan the production of material in large batches or in continuous batches, to minimize the cost of production also to minimize the delay delivering the material to the customer.UMA tools Inc. is a job order production unit. It functions both as a secondary as well as a primary manufacturer. Some of the items contracted from its customers, it offloads in turn to its vendors for rough machining. The present list of sub-contract items includes components called exhaust manifold. The raw casting of this component are purchased by the company .given for machining quarterly to three established suppliers (it costs $30.0 to raise a purchase order and process the delivery).

Mock Interview with Edward Snowden

Throughout my working, I have learned our government is doing the exact opposite of what it purports to do in our name.Edward Snowden: I have worked thought in security settings, and more particularly in the settings of information security. I can assure you what the government is doing against you against the law the very laws it is supposed to protect are a lot. They pretend to be following the law, protecting your security, your privacy and working for the interest of the nation when in actual sense they are just working for their interests. They intercept all your telephone conversations. your activity on social media is spied on in the name of national security including your very private pictures yet the law protects the privacy of every individual. I thought things would change when President Barrack Obama was elected but to my shock, whistleblowers have been prosecuted at an alarming rate in this administration. It came to my realization that I was just part of the harm and nothing was going to happen to make the truth known unless I acted myself on what I strongly believe in. My experience of what our government is doing against us and other people the world over informs and more especially my stint in Geneva strongly informed my decision to do at least something.Interviewer: Do you ever ponder the fact that it was actually wrong to release the documents and circulate them against our employer and government? Didn’t you think you were betraying and actually sabotaging?Edward Snowden: One may want to look at it the same way you are doing but for me, it was a bigger picture. A strong belief in the rule of law, the right to privacy as envisaged in America’s own constitution and equality for all are principles dear to my heart. I worked shortly in the military, at the CIA, NSA, and for private companies.

A Child of Two Worlds

A Child of Two WorldsAs a student from a mixed race background, have had to make a choice relating to my identity as well as how I would prefer those around me to perceive me. I call myself a child of two worlds owing to the fact that am born by an Asian mother and a White father and so I have had to create a balance between the two races from which I trace my origin. My main struggle in life has been responding to the question Who am I? This arises whenever I am in a new environment and people around behave in a way that seem strange to me or they seem to be wondering what my identity in terms of race could be. Three key things that I have considered within me whenever am faced with this challenge and these are my physical appearance, family as well as personal values and the place where I am situated at that moment. I must admit that in the past I used to irritated, distressed, anxious and confused whenever such question was about to emerge either from me or from those I was interacting with. My high school life has had a number of challenges especially emerging from my fellow classmates who have formed a negative opinion of me due to my mixed race status. Some are due to their envy as well as their inability to appreciate themselves. They have less information on what it means to belong to mixed race. This has made me to particularly hate my high school and in many occasions, I have had to come up with a number of excuses so as not to go to school. I remember one day when I had to fake sickness for a whole week so as to avoid going to that school. I must admit that the journey towards acceptance and self-realisation has not been easy and a number of factors have served to make it less easy. However, my family has been of great assistance in this journey as they have helped me to accept myself through several initiatives. My parents have treated me with equality from both sides and I have never been under pressure to conform to one side of the race I really appreciate my parents as they have never dictated to use the people we need to associate with or keep away from. When I tend to identify with Whites, my mother seem less concerned neither is my dad when I associate closely with those of the Asian descent. One cannot change those around them but can change the perception that they have of themselves. I have therefore come to the point of personal acceptance irrespective of the views of those around me. I firmly believe that achieving my personal goals and visions in life is not based on my race but is on the perception that I form of myself. I will therefore continue playing violin and be perfect in it as I strive to achieve the best in m academics. No hindrance will ever emerge I my life due to my mixed race status and I am well ready to defend my course at any level without allowing anyone to stop me from any form of success.

Critical and Reflective Practice Human Thought

Different scholars and theorists over time have made their opinions vocal on this subject matter, and there are a few specific scholars and analysis models that are of particular importance and influence. Critical thinking is one issue that is included within the form of human thought which is considered to be of particular importance as well, and again there are many different opinions and explanations that are put forth onto this matter as well. Critical thinking does, after all, manifest itself in the arts, humanities, and sciences, and all of this is truly crucial to the subject of human thought overall. Reflective practice is a relative issue here, and there are basically two different dimensions to reflective practice, and two models in particular which are involved – the Johns’ model of reflective practice, and the Schon’s model of reflective practice. By discussing all of this as well as any and all other key and related issues, we will be able to come to a much more informed and knowledgeable understanding on the subject of human thought as a whole, as well as on the matters of critical thinking and reflective practice and how these two subjects are related to the psychological aspect of human thought. This is what will be dissertated in the following.Human thought is a psychological issue which is incredibly complex, and to which many different subjects are contained within. In more recent years, a new discipline has arisen, which argues that human behavior can be understood in terms of evolutionary processes, and critical thinking is considered as being an incredibly intricate and significant part of human thought overall. In fact, critical thinking is something which is considered as having an on-going concern with the problems that are inherent in human thinking, and It includes, but is not exhausted by the mental process of analyzing or evaluating information, particularly statements or propositions that people have offered as true.

A Parole Evidence Rule

Question What is the purpose of parole evidence rule? Parole evidence rule s that any words whether written or oral outside the original contract cannot be admitted in court regarding a dispute over the contract. The purpose of this rule is to support the strength of a contract made between two parties. Thus, a completely integrated contract is viewed as the best evidence of the agreement between the two parties (Cheeseman, 2009).Question # 2: Would it be better to simply allow all parole evidence in as evidence and leave it up to the jury? The jury tends to be biased at times. Since they are human, they would tend to relate their personal experience to the case at hand. Thus, giving them information not stated in the contract might interfere with their ruling and judgment. Extra information could be created to gain advantage by one party over the other whether written or oral. It is not professionally advisable to allow parole evidence in case as evidence (Cheeseman, 2009).Question # 3: How much weight to give to the evidence? Although parole evidence should not be made accessible to the jury, it should be given some consideration .Contracts at times tend to miss situations, which arise later in business and often people make agreements not expressed in the contract. Thus, exceptions already made for the parole evidence should be revised on wider and broader situations. In direct reference to the text, it is important to understand the different meaning evidence would be interpreted into depending on the context. The contexts of words have varied meaning depending on the circumstances under which they are used (Cheeseman, 2009). Question # 4: Would this be better than not allowing the jury to see the evidence at all? This would be better. Giving the parole evidence some sort of strength during a contract dispute hearing makes much sense than allowing the jury to see the evidence. Since it was meant not to be seen by the jury and that part should remain as it is (Cheeseman, 2009).Question # 5: What advantages and disadvantages would there be to eliminating the parole evidence rule?a)Advantages It will give the jury a broader perspective of what the situation really is and instead of being sternly directed by an agreement that might have been written ages ago. the jury can make a judgment while relating to the current situation (Cheeseman, 2009).b) Disadvantages It will be difficult to make decisions as people would come up with words often made up and not part of the conversation between the two parties to use in court. The jury not well versed with the law might actually believe what they are told as they act more on emotions that reality(Cheeseman, 2009).ReferenceCheeseman, H. R. (2009). Business Law: Legal Environment, Online Commerce, Business Ethics, and International Issues. New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Ethics and corporate social responsibility

In this case, the company upholds a high level of responsibility to public and employees (Coca-Cola Company, 36). The other part focuses on offering the responsibility of employees to the company. in fact, this involves the scope of Code of Ethics that is applicable to managers and employees in the company and subsidiaries. There are orientation meetings that are held in every two years, where information regarding this Code of Ethics is offered to employees and they are expected to sign. Personal commitment of CEO to high standards of ethics Coca-Cola Company’s CEO has a high commitment to standards of ethics, whereby they are considered to be representatives of the company through their honesty, and consistency in every condition. In this case, CEO has a commitment of guiding employees in order to facilitate compliance to the Code of Ethics (Coca-Cola Company, 36). The CEO has the mandate of ensuring that managers in various departments, especially Human Resource department. Audits to ensure compliance with code Coca-Cola Company has an Internal Audit Department, which focuses on monitoring the operations and behaviors, which entail specified those that are stipulated in the Code of Ethics. thus, these audits are conducted regally in the organization annually (Coca-Cola Company, 36). Clear and logical consequences for failure to follow the code The Company has clear and logical implications of failing to comply with this Code of Ethics, whereby employees are subjected to penalties due to their misbehaviors. Moreover, there is detailed information concerning the process of punishment and it is entailed in the Code, and reviews of this Code of Ethics, which leads to necessity of making relevant alterations depending on stakeholders’ expectations. Environmental Stewardship Detailed assessment of the company’s environmental impact Coca-Cola Company has focus on being compliant with standards involves in operations that relate to supply chain, distribution channel and disposal of obsolete or broken products. In this case, this company is highly involved in recycling of bottles. in fact, this is a manifestation of their environmental stewardship (Coca-Cola Company, 50). On the other hand, obsolete products are disposed appropriately to avoid environmental pollution, besides most of these products are used to manufacture new products. Clear goals for improvement in each impact area The company has a goal of being complaint with provisions of legislation regarding the environment. In order to improve their impact area, the Company establishes procedures that facilitate employee compliance (Coca-Cola Company, 51). Therefore, the company established an obligation of their employees, whereby they are expected to comply with procedures and polices associated with environmental protection. Moreover, they are expected to give reports regarding any case of breaches to their managers and supervisors. Internal audits to ensure improvements There are regular internal audits aimed at ensuring improvements through adaptation of objectives and principles. Therefore, continuous improvements involve activities that accomplish these objectives in regard to environment (Coca-Cola

Business management

Information obtained from, also posits to the effect that Starbucks purchases and roasts high-quality whole bean coffees and sells them, along with fresh, rich-brewed coffees, Italian-style espresso beverages, cold blended beverages, a variety of complementary food items, a selection of premium teas, and beverage-related accessories and equipment, primarily through company-operated retail stores. The company also sells coffee products and tea through other channels like licensed retail stores. According to information obtained from its official website, Starbucks was established in 1985 and its operations are mainly guided by its mission statement: To inspire and nurture the human spirit—one person, one cup, and one neighbourhood at a time. The company also strives to be the world’s leader in production of fine coffee. Its success as the world leader in the coffee industry can be attributed to the differentiation strategy it uses. This report will specifically focus on the United States Segment where the company has its own stores as well as licensed stores. Starbucks is very popular in the US and of notable concern is the fact that its operations are also shaped by trade practices as well as regulations such as North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).The economic forces in the US also shape the operations of the company. However, the US operating segment contributed 69% of total net revenues for the fiscal year 2011. 1.1 Task A: ANALYSIS OF STARBUCKS’ EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT This section of the report critically analyses Starbucks’ external environment. PESTEL analysis will be used to analyse the macro environment while Porter’s five forces model will be used to analyse the micro environment. This part of the paper will also identify the opportunities and threats that exist in the external market. 1.2 PESTEL Analysis There are various external factors that shape the operations of Starbucks and PESTEL is an acronym for political, economic, social, technological, environmental as well as legal factors impacting on the operations of the organisation and this too is going to be used to carry out the external environmental analysis. The table in index 1 shows the external factors that impact on the operations of the above mentioned company. Starbucks FY11 Annual Report (2011) shows that the company managed to raise the highest amount of revenue of $11, 7 billion from its operations. This is the highest amount of revenue to be generated by the company after the global economic recession that was witnessed in the US around 2007-2009. The success of the company can be attributed to the external factors that are obtaining in the environment where the company operates. As shown in appendix 1, political stability in the US plays a pivotal role in the success of the

Procurement and Contract Management

British Consolidated Agricultural Machinery (BCAM) was established by Harry Irwin’s father hundred years ago during the period of mass industrialization manufacturing tractors and other agricultural pieces of machinery such as harvesters, balers, mowers, seed drills, and sprayers. While reviewing the purchasing procedure at BCAM, it is revealed that orders are placed in bulk even though if the materials are not required for the purpose of production so as to avoid logistical time and costs. BCAM supplier development strategy was weak considering the fact they placed their orders with the suppliers who were associated with the company for many years. According to Crocker (2009), supplier development is necessary to develop the supply base in areas of recognized weakness, develop a long term relationship with few reliable suppliers, reduce the risk by sharing information, enhance the benefits of mutual goals and synchronize the overall process of supply chain process. This shows that the company’s transactions were limited to few suppliers and the relationship between both is adversarial as BCAM doesn’t pay them as agreed during the contract. Saunders et al (Swamidass 2000) mentioned that adversarial relationship is promoted when they operate at arm’s length with communication without personal contact and gains by one partner are seen as being at the expense of other contributing to apparent lack of trust and not ready to share information. According to Handfield and Bechtel (2002, reliance on trust at the interpersonal level may be conditioned by legal systems or organizational role responsibilities, mitigating the ability of parties to rely on trust as a matter of first preference. The relationship between BCAM and its suppliers exceeds their contract and operates beyond it resulting in breakage of supply chain management. The company had to face the consequences of such relationship as their orders placed by BCAM would not be taken as top priority leading to purchase departments failure to provide required material for production resulting in delayed customer delivery. The fact that both maintained cordial relationships and confidence on the suppliers’ side that they would definitely receive their payment made it possible to continue the transaction. Moreover, in such type of relationships, complaints are not addressed due to the negligence from buyers’ side as evidence in BCAM Company wherein complaints by purchasing department were snubbed by suppliers owing to late payments. b) Buyer-Supplier Relationship Approach Organizations are more actively involving suppliers in their integrated development process and identify suppliers as a source of a competitive advantage which means that there is an opportunity to develop and identify the factors that could help sustain or improve the relationship between the buyer and the supplier (Nellore, 2001).Developing partnerships with suppliers is resource-intensive and can be justified only when the costs of extended involvement are exceeded by relationship benefits (Gadde and Snehota, 2000).

Entrepreneurship Skills for Engineers

Entrepreneurship Skills for EngineersThe principal difference between old and new entrepreneurial models is that the former is planning-based while the latter is learning-based. The old entrepreneurial model involves planning, building, and launching. Planning determines the success of the business. Innovators and engineers need to build and perfect their products before exposing them to customers. Launching involves marketing of the product. The new entrepreneurial model focuses on identifying key assumptions, validating the assumptions using cheap experiments and iterating to the right product or market fit. Learning-based model minimizes time through a learning loop. The intention of the lecture to engineers and innovators is to preserve resources and make best uses of them while making discoveries.Business plan or business case serves as an executive summary of highly detailed business plan. It gets an entrepreneur out of building and tests the concept of the market. A detailed business case envisions benefits over a reasonable period that outweighs costs and risks. Weak business case does not justify moving forward with a comprehensive business plan. It renders it challenging to estimate the return on investment.Commercializing an idea involves building, measuring, and learning. Building is turning ideas into products. Measuring pertains to customers’ response to the products generated. Learning results in the decision made on whether to pivot or persevere. Innovation intersects invention and market insights. In essence, it is the process of changing ideas into products while market insight is identifying customers’ needs in the market. Innovation may also involve improvements on an invented product to improve acceptance in the market.The presenter outlines various steps to the nail it then scale it process. There are five distinct stages. First, nail the pain. Second, nail the solution. Third stage involves nailing the go-to- market strategy. The fourth stage involves nailing the business model. The fifth stage is to scale it. Nailing the pain is identifying the problem and the possible solutions. Nailing the solution is selecting the best solution to the problem. Nailing the go-to-market strategy involves marketing of the idea or product and evaluating the perception of potential customers. The business model has several sections that require address. It ends at the completion of the business plan. Scaling the business entails knowing the potential competitors and determining the size of the business.Business model canvas has nine key factors that a business must have. They include key partners, key activities, value proposition, customer relationships, customer segment, key resources, channels, cost structure, and the revenue. Channels are the way the products move from the producer to the final consumer. Barnes, Helen, and David emphasize that value proposition is an important determinant of the success of any entrepreneurial venture (28).Customer development involves finding early customers, testing assumption and understanding buyer motivations. Obtain the information necessary to build a robust business model. Prepare for the questions that investors and strategic partners ask. Use more of pictures and diagrams in passing the business idea. There are nine key questions to a successful business. What is your idea? What is the problem? Where does your idea fit? Who is your customer? What is your path-to-market? Where is the money? What is your competitive edge? Who is on the team? What is your story? That represents exceptional entrepreneurial skills for engineers.Works CitedBarnes, Cindy, Helen Blake, and David, Pinder. Creating Delivering Your Value Proposition: Managing Customer Experience for Profit. London: Kogan Page, 2009. Print.

Comparison between Austrian and PostKeynesian Criticisms to Neoclassical Theory

The Neoclassical approach views the real world of market economies to be exactly representative of markets at the equilibrium state. It assumes that the world mirrors the interrelationships present in the equilibrium condition of the market. It also contends that the market is composed of agents whose maximization desires fit each other’s wants (Kirzner, 1997, p.63). In other words, markets are expected to reach the equilibrium state in such a way that the interaction [between buyers and sellers] would push the market into the equilibrium price–sellers who are willing to trade their goods at or below the given price will be met by buyers who are willing to pay for such goods at or above the stated price. Therefore, the price is the sole indication that the market is not flawed. As long as the price lets demand and supply to intersect, the market will work efficiently. An additional assumption of the Neoclassical approach states that individuals and firms are expected to make rational decisions for their own benefit so that individuals are expected to make decisions geared towards utility maximization while firms are assumed to be always aiming for profit maximization. Lastly, the Neoclassical model assumes that individuals and firms are given full of relevant information about the market (Kirzner, 1997, p.63). With all these assumptions, it is not surprising to see economists who perceive the Neoclassical view as some kind of a classic utopia in economics. For some, it failed to account several important characteristics of a market economy. Economists also began to contest the utmost motive of both individuals and firms in the buy, sell, and trade of goods and services. Some of them proposed that firms and individuals are not inherently maximization-seekers because they also have other ulterior motives in interacting with the market. Last and most importantly, economists start to go back to the question of equilibrium theory set in the neoclassical model. They continue to examine the elements built under this equilibrium model and attempts to invalidate the realism of the theoretical framework set in this assumption. Among this multitude of converging economists are Israel Kirzner and Marc Lavoie. Although each of them belongs to different schools of thought, both economists challenge the neoclassical perspective and its critical elements. In fact, the two economists share the main aim of presenting alternative views through which the firm achieves the point of equilibrium. Whereas the Neoclassical view passively assumes the state of equilibrium, both Austrian and Post-Keynesian proponents are determined to illustrate the processes and conditions that influence the equilibrating tendencies of the market.

Interpretationgraphic fiction

25 September Graphic fiction In the current speedy advancing world, thorough analysis of some graphic works acts as a key component of all our day-to-day activities. To be precise, in graphics, creating original job is always much challenging than being a creator of some classic work from an original source yet it is fundamental way toward success in our daily creativity duties (Crumb and Mairowitz 425). This paper focuses on a thorough and interpretation of some graphics work via an account of Franz Kafka’s contemporary story on A hunger Artist. The major subject of concern in the story is on the fact that, although the final decision always remains in oneself, he or she always provides great considerable worries to the community. A hunger Artist is essentially a very unique document that provides very clear light on how the graphics professionals have further benefitted from the works of Crumb and Mairowittz. To be specific the Franz’s story contains a significant number of graphic works, upon which a deep analysis of their contents reveals some relevant information is interpreted from an author’s and reader’s perspective (Crumb and Mairowitz 190). Firstly, my full interpretation of the story accounts for the following highly vital information about The Hunger Artist. Generally, the paper clarifies that starvation played a huge role in promoting the graphic works contained in the story. As indicated in his phantons, their usual irony entailed the fact that, while dying of starvation, he would be correcting the galley-proofs of an astonishing masterwork called A Hunger Artist (Crumb and Mairowitz 300). It is further very imperative to note that my interpretation incorporates between different parts of the hunger artists. In part of the initial panel, the story indicates that the interest in professional hunger artistry has greatly diminished (Crumb and Mairowitz 405). This panel goes ahead to addressing the fact that several professional groups were sent to learn some ideas from him. In fact, he had the most significant notion on fasting as the easiest thing to do in the world (Crumb and Mairowitz 309). The next panel further cements the artists unlimited urge to keep on fasting. Although it had earlier been set out that fasting would go for forty days, the artist was more than ready to maintain unlimited fasting. The parts that came after this had several contrasting data sets, which include the following. There was a shift between panels where although he had earlier made stand to keep fasting, he agrees to be spoon-fed and further requests some toasts to be given to the watching audience (Crumb and Mairowitz 98). However, after the above panel, the plot shifts and goes back to a state as the initial one where the artist enters into rage due to the fact that people were requesting him to stop his fasting. In the previous plot, the story clarified that a fortieth day had reached but in this one it looks like they are near and the community around him does not want him to get to the fortieth day (Crumb and Mairowitz 204). A larger plot shift is indicated on the panel that reveals the world’s greatest hunger artist. Although at the initial stages, people had great interests on his amusements, as days went by, the people shifted their amusements to other scenarios. The artist cage was put close to that of animals. Additionally, it is imperative to make it clear that no one including the artists hunger himself had a clear understanding on the necessity of the fasting activities. That is, no one had a clear mind on whether or not the fasting act was a great achievement (Crumb and Mairowitz 212). The panels that came after focus on the notion of the people trying to make the artist put his routine fasting activity to an immediate halt. He later agrees to this based on the fact that he did all the fasting activities with an aim gaining interest from his people. However, the graphics work in the same panel brings some contrasting information in that the artist goes back to his point of continuing to fast since he has no option rather than doing it (Crumb and Mairowitz 302). Eventually, a further shift comes in the last panels where he says he could have stopped fasting when he got food that he likes. The artist thus kept on his fasting mission regardless of all the pressures from the community members. He later died and the people buried his body. Lastly but certainly not the least, my interpretation relies on explaining traits of graphic fiction at work in the hunger artists. As seen in some of the last plots, it is clear that the hunger artist faced several challenges from the community, which had a great interest in ensuring that he never looses his life due to unjustifiable fasting activities. Eventually, the whole community was relieved to having the hunger artist being buried (Crumb and Mairowitz 200). Works cited Crumb, R, and D. Mairowitz. R. Crumb’s Kafka. New York: Ibooks, 1993. Print.

Analysis of Administrative and Constitutional Law Cases

Technically, the actual appointment of the Prime Minister is a royal prerogative exercised by the Queen or the Attorney General. In Laker Airways Ltd v Dept of Trade3 Lord Denning defined the prerogative as a discretionary power exercisable by the executive government in cases such as the war prerogative or the treaty prerogative4 in which case, the law does not interfere with the exercise of the prerogative5 by the official concerned, since it can only be modified by Parliament itself. However, he also clarified that the law can set limits on the exercise of the prerogative, especially if it is exercised improperly or mistakenly. That is the fundamental principle of our Constitution.The question that arises, in this case, is whether the Queen can exercise the royal prerogative in declining to appoint Griscall since he is the leader of the party that has won the greatest number of seats and therefore entitled to the post of Prime Minister. The Queen is obliged to appoint him. However, the proposals to repeal the Human Rights Act, Freedom of Information, etc constitute a potential violation of individual human rights. The proposed active encouragement by Government of discrimination as well as martial law, etc will constitute further infringements of individual liberties, which may be opposed by the judiciary The need to preserve individual rights are also recognized and addressed in the Constitutional Reform Act of 2005, which aims to strengthen democracy and enhance the credibility of public institutions.7 The Constitutional Reform Act of 2005 is a response to the growing imbalance in the power of the executive, which is taking on quasi-judicial functions.7a On the basis of these concerns, the Queen may exercise the royal prerogative against Driscoll.Another aspect that may be considered by the Queen is the fact that the new Government will have to present its legislative program to Parliament in the Speech from the throne.7b During this session, Griscall will have to present his proposals to repeal the acts that guarantee individual freedoms and human rights in the U.K.

The evolution of selling a study of historic and contemporary sales methods and attitudes

Moreover, the change that took place during this period led to realization of different methods and attitudes by various firms and salespeople, that were applicable in the process of selling. This paper will focus on discussing the evolution of selling through a study of the historic and modern methods and attitudes. Evolution of selling is also attributed to the changes among customers, whereby they have increasingly become sophisticated. hence, making the process of closing sales very difficult (More, 2012, 1). Consequently, this led to a need for more intense training for salespeople in order for them to acquire substantial knowledge regarding product and services that they are offering. Since the nineteenth century up to date, there are numerous techniques and methods regarding sales and selling that has been established (Hughes, 2011, 1). Furthermore, this has led to realization by salespeople that the process of offering products and services to customers requires gathering of substantial knowledge regarding these commodities in order to convince the customers. In this case, salespeople were bound to gather relevant information regarding the product through market research and about customers’ needs and wants (Pierce, 2010, 1). … nge in management approach to market, whereby firms producing products for consumption during the war or war material were meant for satisfying demand of various forms of consumer products. Due to these changes companies has managed to shift from strategies that are sales to market oriented (Sample, 2007, 1). Increased customer sophistication led to a need for identifying better positioning strategies, and this resulted to realization of the fact that sales does not depend on the sales force. In this case, markers realized that sales and selling depend on decisions of the customer, whereby they decide to buy or not. There were changes influenced by Industrial Revolution, where personal selling became more established compared to 1800s. in fact, it was commencing to develop in the United States (Manning, Ahearne Reece, 2012, 10). There were other changes in the methods and attitudes of selling in nineteenth century. in fact, this was a period attributed to growth of modern corporate selling (More, 2012, 1). Furthermore, this change led to establishment of five steps, which contributed to selling in short sales cycle conditions. In fact, this process was referred to as Attention, Interest, Desire, Conviction, and Action (AIDCA), and it was established by Dale Carnegie (Hughes, 2011, 1). AIDCA method led to improved selling process of commodities through retail to consumers. Nonetheless, it failed to deal with the complexity and strategies that were involved (Hughes, 2005, 1). Later, the element C of this method, which stands for Convictions, was replaced by Close. On the other hand, this method gave an explanation of ways through which customers could be attracted by use of products and services. For instance, the method suggested that marketers should

Financial Investment

Ratio analysis and share price analyses are 2 most important and commonly used tools to analyze the financial position of a particular stock. A proper fundamental and technical analysis generally provides a basic idea regarding these aspects and helps investors make informed investment decisions. Generally the intrinsic value of the stock is determined from the financial facts given the annual report of the company using free-cash flows and it is compared to the current market price of the stock. When the stock is found to be undervalued then it provides an opportunity for the investor to buy the stocks at lower current price and then sell it in future when stock prices approaches target price. This strategy will help the investor make profits by buying stocks at lower price and then selling it when stock prices appreciates and ceteris paribus. Options for Investment Decision While there are many options available to an investor for investment, it is important to note that not all investment destinations are equally safe for investment when risk of investment is considered. The safest investment destination is government securities because there are very limited chances that the government will default. Another most commonly preferred investment avenue is common stocks of publicly traded companies. Companies whose stocks are listed in stock exchanges (like NASDAQ, NYSE, etc.) may be traded in secondary markets. But whenever the investor considers investment in equity oriented securities and stocks the risk of investment significantly increases. This is because when the investor buys equity shares of any company the investor actually subscribes to paid-up equity capital of the owners of the company. This automatically makes the investor the new stocks holder and assumes that the investor will bear the risk associated with business. Purchasing equity shares provides the investor the opportunity to earn dividends and residual profits proportionate to respective subscription or investment. Equity stocks are risky because the shareholders are entitled to earn from investment only after all liabilities of the business entity has been paid-off. This means that in case the business has no profits left for distribution to shareholders after honoring business liability then no dividends will be paid to shareholders. Thus, investment in company stocks is both risky and rewarding in the sense that higher the risk the higher would be the expected return. It is advised that before making any investment decisions for investment in particular stocks the financial managers must gather all necessary information related to business regarding financial position, outstanding financial liabilities and the ability of the business to honor such liabilities. Company Overview The company chosen for financial analysis is Apple Inc. (Ticker Symbol AAPL) which is a Fortune 500 company whose shares are publicly traded. Apple Inc. is a leading hardware and software company which has headquarters in Cupertino, California, U.S. The company has over 400 global retail stores spread in over 14 countries and it is listed in NASDAQ as a publicly traded company. Apple also forms a component of SP 500 composite index and NASDAQ-100 component. The financials of the company is very strong and for the year ending 2012, the company reported a net profit of over UD$ 41

The Evedence that Led to the Invasion of Iraq Was Bogus

An inspection team was sent by the United Nations and the team could not verify existence of any WMDs. These weapons were suspected to be used in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare against the coalition and also the surrounding region.3 The claims made by the US have still not been verified. Iraq was suspected of having cruise missiles as a mean to deliver these weapons. Saddam Hussein was accused of war crimes and the country was suspected of harboring Al Qaeda. To support all these accusations and to convince the world the US demonstrated evidence of their claims. The evidence provided by the US was not considered by many of the member states of the United Nations to be sufficient for an invasion. The evidence and claims made by the US will be analyzed in detail. Arguments will be made as to how convincing the evidence was. Before starting with the evidence, keep in mind that the evidence provided is the basis to invade a country. This means that the evidence must be solid enough to form basis of occupation and destroying the complete infrastructure of a country. To take such a step intelligence must be spot on and confirmed by on field sources. The evidence provided in the United Nations meeting is as follows. Evidence Signals Intelligence Few of the intercepted telephone calls were presented as evidence. These included mention of a modified vehicle that required to be hidden from the inspection teams. Others included hiding and cleaning out forbidden ammunition.4 The evidence was aimed at convincing the world that Iraq had been distracting and misguiding UN inspectors to check sites for presence of WMDs. Measures were taken to hide data indicating Iraq’s counter measures against the UN inspection teams. Satellite Imagery Satellite imagery was shown to indicate chemical munitions bunkers. These bunkers were magnified and it was argued that the presence of security and a truck standing nearby, which was identified as a decontamination vehicle, were signs of presence of unconventional weapons.5 The bunkers were shown to be cleared and abandoned before the inspection in the next imagery. Furthermore, a missile site was shown before the inspections to be active by the presence of trucks and cranes in the area. The site was shown to be cleared just before the inspection. Human Intelligence Sources were referred that Saddam Hussein had threatened people if information was given to the inspectors. Interviews held outside Iraq would be considered as treason. People were not allowed to leave the country. Training was imparted to mislead and perform counter intelligence activities against the inspection teams.6 Workers were under house arrests. These claims were aimed at convincing the world that Iraq has been hiding information and misleading the inspection teams. Furthermore, an Iraqi engineer was sited to refer to mobile biological weapons production facility and a civil engineer confirmed the production of these mobile factories. In a similar way Al Qaida was suspected to be growing in the country as per the sources. Analysis The evidence presented by signals intelligence is not convincing. Signals intelligence is always a source to register a possible threat. They are confirmed by ground reports. Signals intelligence in different wars needs to be thoroughly filtered and must present the evidence at multiple occasions

Final project (module 17)

The paper will discuss how the organization uses various channels of communication to relay messages to different stakeholders such as customers, suppliers and employees. The paper will discuss the communication approaches used in the organization and applicable communication theories. Accordingly, the paper will go further to discuss the major forms of interpersonal communication and implications of interpersonal relationships on communication. The paper will also reflect on how ethics and values affect communication and benefits of promoting diversity in communication within the organization. The paper will further outline the barriers to making informed decisions and conflict resolution among various stakeholders within the organization. The last part of the paper will entail outlining a recommendation plan that will ensure effective communication and conflict resolution in order to facilitate the attainment of the organizational objectives. Table of contents Page number 1. Abstract ……………………………………………………………………….2 2. Introduction……………………………………………………………………4 3. Organizational communication at Silicon Limited………………………..…..5 a. Flow of communication within groups and between individuals…………5 b. … Reflections on organizational and individual ethics and values through communication…………………………………………………………….12 h. Promotion of diversity through communication…………………………..14 i. Barriers of making informed decisions……………………………………14 j. Communication used in decision-making…………………………………16 k. Description of conflicts and methods for resolution……………………….17 l. Conflict styles and strategies used in organization………………………..18. 4. Recommendations……………………………………………………………..19 5. Conclusion …………………………………………………………………….20 6. References ……………………………………………………………………..22 1.0. Introduction Communication refers to the exchange of information and ideas between the sender and receiver using a specified communication channel. Silicon Limited uses both informal and formal patterns of communication such as memos, letters, message boards, e-mails, newsletters and informal channels like face-to-face discussions. The choice of communication channels depends on the nature of the message and purpose of communication. The aim of communication in the organization is to ensure effective delivery of messages and foster work relationships among different stakeholders. Magazines, company website, and brochurers are used to provide external stakeholders with information regarding the company mission, products and notifications of strategic changes and events that are expected to occur in the organization. Postmodernism, critical and feminism

The Balances Score Card Method for Forester Hotel

This report will present an analysis of the hotel’s resources and systems and evaluate the financial systems, customers, internal business operations, learnings, and growth of Forester using the method of the balanced scorecard. It will also employ the SERVQUAL method to help in the decision making about the change in the revenue generation model.The main task of the report is to conduct an analysis of the Forester Hotel in order to understand the competitive priorities for the hotel’s customers. This is undertaken by using the Balances Score Card Method for Forester Hotel. The Balanced scorecard is a technique that provides in-depth insights about what a given strategy’s impact may be on different aspects of the organization including the operational and the financial performance, the customer satisfaction, and the learning and growth of the organization (Kaplan and Norton, 1996).A Balanced Scorecard can be used for any organization, but it is particularly useful for service organizations where intangible components of operations and services need to be evaluated (Denton and White, 2000). In addition, a balanced scorecard lets the hotel assess the perceptions and expectations of the customers and hence make the relevant changes in its strategies (Denton and White, 2000). It is also an exhaustive exercise for the same reason as it involves several steps like the Systems Mapping, the Objectives Mapping, and the Strategy Mapping before the balanced scorecard can be developed.A balanced scorecard is however developed on the basis of the information gathered about the financial systems, the customer-related systems, the internal operational systems, and the learnings and growth systems of the organization. It, therefore, relies on an exhaustive mapping of the organization in terms of its systems and the interlink between them (Kaplan and Norton, 1996). The following figure is a system map and it showcases the systems that are operational at Forester Hotel.

Information System Development

The information flow represented using the data flow diagram for the newly introduced course must meet with the database requirements which stand very crucial for storing the data regarding the details of the course and the student information. Appropriate acknowledgment of all the information which needs to be stored must be done well so that data consistency is maintained and could be easily retrieved by the information system. An efficient Entity-relationship diagram would depict clearly the system options.The information flow in the new proposed system would be the foremost thing to be achieved. Once the DFD is finalized we proceed to the ERD where the tables to be stored in the database would be formed.The functional requirements would highlight the composition of the system with data that are stored by the system user. The non-functional requirements would make sure that the system performs all the duties effectively and efficiently.The concept regarding the flow of information in the new proposed system would give a full scene of the data path in the organization. The first step would be the context level diagram showing the outline of the system.It is classified as the minimum set of requirements that needs to be fulfilled for the general working of the system. The proposed system would make the operations quite relaxing to the users and would feature the following:Adhering to the maximum requirements, which is maximum BSO, would incur a greater cost but the satisfaction of the users of the system would be quite high. The minimum BSO would cater to the requirements but every option may not be covered entirely. The final suggestion would be a blend of both minimum and maximum BSO. After checking the BSO requirements and benefits a larger part of maximum BSO would be incorporated in the proposed system.The system would be made such that all the requirements are covered in detail and no information is left out.

EBusiness for Real Estate Business

The industry, banking, agricultural, information, technological sectors are taking advantage of the digital age in enhancing their inefficient processes towards a more profitable enterprise. Unfortunately, this has not yet been the case for the real estate sector. Realtors or agents still prefer meeting their clients face to face in order to make a profitable sale. On the other hand, clients travel all the way to the location of the real estate for a site inspection. The way things are going, it is no doubt that there is a need for the real estate sector to catch up with the latest technology. otherwise, it will continue to lag behind other less profitable sectors.In today’s rapidly emerging technological age, going digital has not only become a prerequisite towards success. It has also become a necessity and a need that must be undertaken to become more efficient and effective in bringing about change and integration in any business endeavor.In order for the real estate sector to integrate forward, there is a need for the following e-business processes to become more effective and be able to act as tools in enhancing its services, while maintaining customer relations and product quality: a) site inspection through video streaming. b) customer service and support. c) availability of online contractors/designers. d) online contract signing. and e) online payment system.Crucial to the real estate business is the site inspection of the real property. In this aspect, clients usually weigh-in their first impressions above anything else. Despite having a comfortable home, the imaginative sales talk of the real estate agent, and the price it would cost them, clients still basically base their judgment on their instinct before going for the buy. Hence, it is important for any realtor to make the first impression a lasting impression.What clients normally do is that they make the necessary arrangement and appointment with the agent before site inspection is carried out.

Capital Punishment

As abolition becomes an important issue around the world, advocates of the death penalty face an uphill battle as important international organizations such as the United Nations and the European Union have recently debated the validity of this particular form of punishment. Accordingly, the European Union, in its Charter of Fundamental Rights, has effectively banned this practice in all of its member states. Seeking to explore the death penalty through an analysis of the deterrent argument as well as the application of lethal injection, a potentially cruel and unusual punishment, the following will analyze quantitative data surrounding the global use of death penalty and persuasively argue that the death penalty should be banned. While the deterrence factor is brought into question, this essay will argue that lethal injection runs contrary to the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment and thus should be banned in its entirety (The Death Penalty Information Centre 2009. Hood 2008).According to the Death Penalty Information Centre, there has been a global trend towards the abolishment of the death penalty. Despite this trend, there are a handful of countries in the world which continue to use the death penalty as a form of punishment. While 92 countries have now abolished the death penalty (including France, Canada and the United Kingdom), 59 countries worldwide continue to have death penalty legislation on their books. China, Saudi Arabia, the United States and Pakistan remain some of the largest supporters of the death penalty with China the overwhelming leader in total executions worldwide. Is the death penalty a deterrent? It is to this question that we now turn (Hood 2008. Robert 2000).In addition to the plethora of ethical issues surrounding the death penalty, advocates of the death penalty argue that capital punishment works as an effective deterrent and thus is effective in preventing crime.

Aircrafts Business Expeditions

The international trade specifically is carried out through airlines. The issue of high cargo cost as compared to water shipment is often uplifted but air cargo service is more swift and rapid in nature. Businesses tend to opt for air cargo due to quick and safe on-time delivery. The cargo handling and processing procedure are critical as goods need to be transported elegantly and safely (Wensveen, 2012,p.14). Airlines throughout the globe ensure to deliver the best cargo services as revenue generation from cargo is more than passengers’ shipment.Acquisitions and Deployment of Aircraft: The addition of aircraft into the fleet is a matter of serious concern for the organization. Several elements need to be examined before taking this step. Initially, the need and requirement paradigm is explored. The strategic business units dig in that either it is adequate and necessary to pursue this step or not. The organizational expeditions are certainly expanded by opting for the option of adding aircraft into the fleet. The mergers and acquisitions in the airline’s industry have not worked out pretty well in the past. The only successful merger was of Air France with KLM in 2004, making it Air France KLM. The newly merged company escorted for adding new aircraft into the fleet but that decision was made after one-year operations collectively (Gudmundsson, 2010, p.48). The management of aircraft previously became an issue for the organization but they sorted it out by inaugurating information systems into the firm. All the operations were virtually connected and scheduling of flights and delivery of cargo was certainly more transparent and viable. After getting heads up in the respective area, Air France KLM went to the addition of aircraft into the fleet (Romano, 2012, p.23). Some of the key factors that need to be considered the airline’s decision in adding aircraft into the fleet are given below. Organizational Status: The airlines need to determine that either it is internally strong enough to deploy and acquire aircraft into the fleet. The strategic business department of the airline needs to watch this matter deeply and scrutinize that either is the organization capable to handle the load. The requirement aspect wants to be covered too. The addition of aircraft into the fleet without acknowledging, that either the airline’s market position is stable or not is vital. The organization propensity and tendency is crucial too. The addition of aircraft requires expansion in staff and more finances for the organization. Some of the airlines go for acquisition and deployment step without working on these steps (Borken-Kleefeld, Berntsen and Fuglestvedt, 2010, p.5702). The precise understanding of the magnitude of coming events is important in the airline’s industry. There are several external and internal factors that affect the business endeavors of the airlines’ industry, so it is eminent for the firms to concisely acknowledge the organizational status before stepping into something deep. The customers and business requirement is a secondary issue but it is of much more significance. Airlines should have a well equipped technological setup that would create synergy between the departments at all levels. The connotation of departments help in getting view and feedback about the decision firm would be making (Alkaabi and Debbage, 2011, p.1520).

What Has the Greatest Negative Impact on Childrens Learning SocioEconomic Status or Race

The term race differentiates one population from another. The basis of differentiation may vary from culture to culture and environment to environment. For some, the basis of racial differentiation may be skin color facial features, genes, etc. An in-depth interview comprises of an interviewer and a participant. In this case, the interviewer acts as a student who wishes to learn everything from the participants. They are usually conducted face to face. It provides you with a chance to know about an individual’s experiences, feelings, and opinions about a particular subject or issue. There are many forms of in-depth interviews. It can be an informal conversational interview, a semi-structured interview, or a standardized open-ended interview (world bank, 2002). The interview is recorded on audio or videotapes, plus the interview takes the notes of these tapes. The tape is not enough during the interview. during the interview, the interviewer also has to take the notes of things which he might want to go back again to ask something about or any relation or interpretation of answer which he thinks he may forget afterward. The ethical considerations are very important while conducting an in-depth interview. The interviewee should be informed of the purpose and objective of the interview. He should also be informed of the benefits and risks involves with his participation in the research and then an informed written consent should be taken by the interview which involves the confidentiality statement from the interviewer and the proposed date, timing, and venue of interview. It’s the interviewer’s responsibility to arrange for the venue, agrees upon the time with the participants, the tapes or medium on which the interview will be recorded. He should be at the venue before the time to show his commitment. He should be well prepared and rehearsed for the interview. He should take into consideration all the requirements to gather valid and reliable information which can be useful for the interview.The sampling for the participants must be done through maximum diversity sampling.

Making Financial Decision Based on Financial Information

Profit before tax in 2011 was 679 million and in 2010 they had a loss of 32 million. Fuel costs went up to 3 billion in 2011. 2011 saw noteworthy hikes in the prices of fuel in opposition to the background of the slow recovery of the global economy. British Airways was not resistant to outside factors distressing the aviation industry, but the IA Group which spent a great deal of 2011 in delivering powerful operational and financial performance, was able to establish firm foundations for a brilliant future.The hike in the operating profit was delivered, regardless of fuel costs in the period, beyond 3 billion, and up to 34 percent annually. On the contrary, the cost of non-fuel units went down by 4.2 percent. The operating outcome for 2011(31 December) included charges of restructuring amounts 12 million and they were chiefly concerned with its divisions. The restructuring charges of 6 million in 2010 are chiefly relating to the costs of lease exit. The taxation charge for 31 Dec 2011 was is 7 million, and in nine months which ended on 31 December 2010, the credit was about 13 million. Diminutions in the corporation tax rate in the UK were substantively passed in 2011. The major rate of corporation tax was condensed to 26 from 28 percent with effect from 1st April 2011, and to twenty-five percent from 1 April 2012. Net debt comprises the current and non-current portions of long-term borrowings, less cash and cash equivalents, and other current interest-bearing deposits (Annual Report and Accounts 31 December 2011 n.d). The position of cash remains powerful with the cash and the cash equivalents to 1,829 million. Decisions: The current ratio of British Airways, according to the budget analysis for 2011 is 0.75 (Current Assets/ Current liability, 2774/3683). This means that the company has faced some difficulty in the repayment of its bill on a timely basis. Current ratio is a financial ratio that measures whether or not a company has enough resources to pay its debt over the next business cycle (usually 12 months) by comparing the firm’s current assets to its current liabilities (Current radio Interpretation 2009). Even though there is a hike in the price of oil, British Airways preserves a strong focus on controllable costs, by functioning strongly with the suppliers. On the whole, the operational performance of British Airways is much stronger. It flights are punctual, and passenger is aware of it. 2. Explain the calculation of unit costs and make pricing decisions using relevant information The unit cost is the cost per standard unit supplied, which can be a single sample of a specified number. When purchasing above a single unit, the total cost will rise with the number of units, other than it is general for the unit cost to reduce as quantity is increased. This discount in long run unit costs which occur from an increase in production is caused by the fixed costs being huge over further products, and it is called economies of level.

The strategic position and potential opportunities and threats of TOPSHOP in the future

The brand has also launched its own websites through which customers in USA gets an opportunity to shop. The website is updated 5 times a week and with over 300 styles (Topshop, n.d). Environmental analysis The environmental analysis is done with the help of PEST analysis. This tool helps in detecting the trend of the environment which can become issues in the competitive environment (Henry, 2008, p.51). Political factors The countries political factor in terms of clothing has been shaped by the international trading agreement. But the rules on trade remains complicated and changes rapidly. The trade blocks and trade agreements maintains distortions to free trade, which has resulted in rise in the Chinese exports and a drop in prices for UK consumers (Allwood, 2006, p.8). Economical factors Economical factors have an adverse affect over the industry. … Social factors The social factors affecting the retail clothing industry includes the age range of buyers which helps the retailer to determine what kinds of product to offer. Topshop has targeted the students and thus they produce fashionable clothing. The disposable income creates an impact on the buying behaviour of the consumers. The buying habits of the consumers are also a matter of concern as the retail outlets needs to match up with the consumers taste and demands. Technological factors With the help of technological factors the retail industry are able to cut down cost, enhance sales and can access customer information by way of bar coding and scanning, by using LAN, utilising the point of sales terminals. The distribution of the products will be done electronically enabling reduction of price due to product supply lines (Wilson, 2001, p.7). Porter’s Five Force Model Porters five force model focuses on five forces that shape the industry. The forces includes bargaining power of buyer, bargaining power of supplier, threat of new entrant, threat of substitute, and rivalry among the firms. (Refer Appendix A). Bargaining power of supplier The bargaining power of supplier in retail clothing industry would be high because there are many buyers but few dominant suppliers. Topshop clothing is usually designed by fashion designer thus making the bargaining power high. Bargaining power of buyers In a retail clothing industry the bargaining power of the buyers are high because they can easily switch from one brand to another as they have a wide range of options available in the market. Topshop produces fashionable clothing and accessories which are easily available as the product are standardised with other brands thus


The company has a number of options for solving its problem including resourcing the bottles from a different supplier, or inviting Deerfield to set up a small plant nearby, most of which do not meet the selection criteria set. On this regard, the most feasible option is establishing its own moulding machinery and to hire the appropriate expertise, to integrate bottle production with their filling line because it would yield higher returns on investment in the long-term. Defining the problem or issue Crowning Glory Limited, a private company that has grown in leaps and bounds over the past 20 becoming a major supplier of hair-care products to the dressing table has recently contemplated the supply of products to the retail market. Therefore, the company has struck a partnership deal to supply their Crowning Glory Shampoo to a retailer, which involves shipping large quantities of their product to the retailer’s regional distribution centres. To expand their production and sales, the company will need large quantities of blow-moulded bottles, which its current supplier Deerfield, whose plant is located 200 kilometres away, would be willing to supply. However, Crowning Glory Limited will incur higher packaging costs in shipping large volumes of fresh air, which is a large proportion of the cost of producing small bottles of shampoo. In this regard, for the company to diversify its product base cost effectively, it needs to get the blow-moulded bottles at a lower and feasible cost. Analysis of the case data with focus on causes and effects A rapidly growing company like Crowning Glory Limited has to think about expanding its customer base and diversifying its product market in the most efficient way, to achieve optimum benefits while limiting costs because as global markets expand, so does competition. This makes supply chain management, which is the management of information and material flows both in and between facilities (Douglas and Griffin, 1996), an issue of concern to companies today (Wisner, Tan, and Leong, 2012). This company has achieved massive recognition due to its high-end product that has become popular with users leading to a serious need to expand its distribution, to meet the rising demand for its product, and to take market leadership. The company is anticipating to launch Crowning Glory brand through retail trade, in addition to contracting other major retailers for own brand products. this will call for the establishment of a supply chain that will be both responsive and cost effective. The company needs to ensure that their product reaches a wider market on time and cost effectively, to take advantage of short lead times over its competitors in the industry. In this regard, the company needs to rethink its supply chain strategy, which involves restructuring its distribution lines to get rid of unnecessary steps that could potentially lead to disruptions in the supply chain (Sodhi, and Tang, 2012). It is no longer feasible for the company to acquire moulded-bottles from its current supplier due to cost implications, and possible delays in packaging, which could stall the supply chain. Current Supply Chain and Product range Characteristics Future Supply Chain and Product range Characteristics A fully flexible product focus production with an emphasis on a specific line as opposed to different lines of product An agile cycle Inventory strategy, enough to satisfy demand for the product A continuous replenishment location strategy, with facilities in fewer

How Technology Changed Our Lives

There is a level of ease that comes with connecting on various platforms without any stress. The advancement in technology continues to make our lives better with each passing day. There is no limit to the things that technology will say to change our lives. A new concept with technology is that it helps to transform itself every day, let’s say with the latest releases. For example, computers become portable and much more affordable for families to use in their homes.Our life currently depends wholly on technology, with the life an average person dependent on technology to carry out a number of daily tasks. Our survival is now reliant on the use of technology. The dependence on technology extends beyond reason, taking the case of the application of computers in our daily lives, among other things. An internet connection helps in gaining knowledge while acting as a form of entertainment.There are many tasks that a computer can accomplish for us. The rise in the usage of technology is skyrocketing with the automation of most aspects of our lives. The upsurge makes one question our life about fifty years ago before the invention of the internet. It is nearly impossible to say life now without using technology for any aspect of our life. Through the years, it earmarks the evolution taking place in the technological world.The releases in recent years of new technology make it hard to keep up with the pace of the evolving nature in the technological world. Each dawn brings about a new technological advancement into our lives. Many transformations help to shape the current world, thanks to advancements in technology.The advancements in technology have shaped the cartography field, eliminating the need for physical maps to navigate. GPS helps in shaping the location and tracks from across the world at the press of a button. There is wide access to computers across the world with the internet at high speeds. The use of the internet and Wi-Fi helps in knowing what is going around the world. The knowledge is through news apps despite your location around the globe.A fair share of positives and negatives exist as a result of technology. Most of the negative impacts of technological advancements include the destruction of the environment. The effects also have an impact on our mental, physical, and social perspectives. There needs to be a level of control to the extent of advancements.The positive effects of advancements are clear for everybody, but there needs moderation for a balanced life. Creating awareness of the harmful effects of our overdependence on electronics prevents potential future adverse impacts. Below are some of the negative effects brought as a result of technological advancements.Bullying has become a constant headline in the current generation. Bullying has taken a different route from causing physical harm going to online bullying. Cyberbullying is a new concept perpetrated through online social media sites. Many children are suffering from depression as a result of cyberbullying. Many kids are likely to become bullies to other kids with access to a computer.The advent of computers leads to depreciation in the levels of privacy. The earlier years were easy to protect your personal data by staying offline. It was hard for someone to infiltrate someone else’s personal information with malicious intentions. Currently, the level of privacy is low, with one click that can expose your personal information and address. Hacking has become a common headache for most people obtaining information with malicious intentions.It is going to be impossible to maintain a level of online privacy. People also share personal information online, such as their address without their knowledge. A random tweet can give your personal information to other people. Sharing all your information on social media sites also places one as a victim to hacking.Devices distract us from our daily lives a lot. We fail to live in the moment because we are staring at our screens. We are becoming zombies glued to their screens hence failing the chance to appreciate the things present in our lives.Apart from drug addiction, another addiction comes with our dependence on technology. How long can you go without your phone? Recent research has shown people exhibit withdrawal symptoms similar to drug addicts when their phones are confiscated. Some of the symptoms portrayed by people without smartphones in their hands include constant fidgeting and restlessness.Depression has been a growing trend in the country, with many people becoming victims. Stress is a major indicator of depression. Another symptom that leads to depression includes less human contact due to the time spent on our phones. The lack of exercise in our lives plunges us into depression. As a means of counteracting the rising levels of depression, there is the abuse of antidepressants. The growth of pharmaceutical firms plays a massive role in the growth of depression.However, the blame is not fully on the pharmaceutical firms since most people have become addicted to antidepressants. Depression is a real-life problem and is avoidable by adopting healthy lifestyles. You should aim to develop a lifestyle that balances between negative and positive effects of the use of electronics. Instead of having conversations with AI, try to get into human contact with real-life conversations.Are you wondering how technology changed our lives? Try practicing your independence from all forms of technology. In case you can go a while without using an electronic gadget, you are breaking free from the shackles. The aim of life should be finding a balance in life with healthy lifestyle choices. Avoid turning into a couch potato or a zombie.

Corporate Governance in Australia the Centrebet Company and the CI Company

The CI Report appears to be lacking in its levels of disclosure and nonexecutive directors are also being paid remuneration on par with executive directors which is likely to pose a conflict of interest and impede internal controls within the organization.According to the Australian Guidelines, corporate governance is the system by which companies are directed and managed, and this influences the process whereby organizational objectives are set and achieved, risk monitored and assessed, and performance-optimized (ASX 2003, pg 3). Failures of corporate governance in companies such as Enron and Adelphia have produced a negative impact on investor confidence and made them question the integrity of the information that is provided in the financial statements of a corporate entity (Rezaee, 2004).The development of corporate governance codes has as its primary objective, the restoration, and increase of investor confidence through increased accountability and transparency in corporations (Mallin, 2007:21). Effective corporate governance enhances investor confidence, enhances competitiveness, and ultimately contributes to economic growth. Corporate governance has become increasingly important in determining the cost of capital and can help in making Australian companies competitive in a global market.The recommendations provided by the ASX Corporate Governance council emphasize some basic areas that corporations must focus upon. The first is the clear establishment of the roles of the management and the Board as set out under Principles 1 and 2 of the Guidance, through (a) increased disclosure, especially of potential risks and director remuneration (b) maintaining an appropriate balance between achieving a desirable level of Board independence and maintaining sufficient experience and competence on the Board and providing an explanation if an optimal number of nonexecutive directors are not included on the Board.

The Presence of Critical Thinking in Education and Arts

Based on different points of view, critical thinking is the capability of individuals for advanced processing of the data and information gathered based on a personal and distinct logic. The said process can be considered as a method of theorizing and philosophizing on the basis of observations. The study undertaken is based on the said skill of critical thinking. The main objective then is to be able to present and even practice the process of critical thinking on the basis of the text provided. Specifically, the manifestation of critical thinking in the published work of Michel Foucault on Diego Velázquez’s painting Las Meninas.The analysis of the painting in the first chapter of the book under study represents an application of the different elements in critical thinking which are considered to be important in the process of learning the said skill.The different factors within the visual representation had been examined in detail and explanations were given in an observed fusion and synergy of the different fields of knowledge of the author himself. One notion that can be derived from such action is the perception that the skill of critical thinking can be considered as the interplay of the totality of the knowledge, beliefs, and philosophies of a person which at some point can be tinged by intuition and even emotions (Foucault 1).The said perception had been gathered through the representation of the author regarding the different elements viewed in the painting. Arguments can be considered logical and can earn belief and agreements but the due to the fact that the coverage of the knowledge and experience of a person can differ from one another, there are certain statements that can be considered lacking a clear view and tangible evidence in the actual artwork that had been presented.

Critical Analysis of Commanding Heights by Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw

Critical Analysis of Commanding Heights by Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw The paper is aimed to analyze the book The Commanding Heights Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw. The book explores the different issues revolving around the balance of power shifts across the globe in different nations, governments and markets which include the risks, opportunities, and the effects of different factors such as globalization specifically for the 21st century. The main thesis of the book is the exposition of the transition of the world from authoritarianism that dominated the early part of the history of human civilization to liberal capitalism that is influential in the present era. It explored the interaction between government institutions and the market as well the globalization even prior to the First World War (Yergin and Stanislaw ix. Siegel). The book is a historical work that uses statistical data as reference for representing views and opinion. The presentation of data in the book is narrative and creative but the data incorporated are comprehensive information and considered historically important in nature (Yergin and Stanislaw ch.5. 14). Based on the date presented, the book can be viewed as both historically and economically essential. The authors Yergin and Stanislaw presented a different perspective on the various concepts in the market through their own definition of terms such as globalization etc. Globalization is perceived as the periods of domination of free markets and is positive based on the effect it can bring about to the standard of living of the people. In addition the authors believe in the accomplishments and importance of capitalism (Yergin and Stanislaw ch.13). The views and opinions of the authors are evident in the book. This can be considered as an indication that the book is meant to make a statement and not a historical narrative. They clearly presented their views on different issues such as the rise of fascism and communism that detrimentally affected capitalism. In addition, the importance of the different personalities and groups in the history had been highlighted based on the perspectives of the two authors. Margaret Thatcher holds the central role in the establishment of the free market. In addition, Ronald Reagan is also another leader perceived to have helped in the development of the free market. Such personalities and the work they have done for capitalism had been noted in the book. Every important event had been stated specifically since the authors give the different countries involved in the development own section in the book (Yergin and Stanislaw ch.4). There are noteworthy and affective parts in the book such as interviews from prominent people, for example Yegor Gaidar of Russia, Albert Fujimori of Peru and Lawrence Summers of the Treasury, Keith Joseph Minister of Thought and even Margaret Thatcher. Based on the comprehensive date gathered both in secondary and primary research methods, the book can be considered as an important reference on the subject (Yergin and Stanislaw ch. 10. 449). There are few criticisms on the book such as the perspective of the author on the state corporations. They can be considered to have prejudices on the state corporations. This had caused unfair presentation on the subject and overlook of the negative side of the corporate governance (Yergin and Stanislaw 62. 235). In general, the book can be considered as an important addition to the notable references in the subject which is both historical and opinionated which is acceptable due to the fact that they are based on facts and data carefully gathered. The authors concluded on the promising role of the market but accepted the fact that factors such as environmental challenges, needs of the population, national and cultural differences can affect the performance of the market (Yergin and Stanislaw ch. 1-14). On a personal note, the author made an important contribution to the view on the role of the market in the society. They are successful in achieving the goal of the research they conducted which is the analysis of the between government institutions and the market. References Yergin, Daniel and Joseph Stanislaw. The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy. Simon Schuster, 2002. Siegel, Fred. Thee Harder They Fall. 1 July 1998. Democratic Leadership Council. 08 May 2011

Alcoholics Anonymous

Focus is given to the purpose, leadership, membership, decision making process and the general functioning of the group. The main reason for formation of Alcoholics Anonymous group was to rescue members from abuse of alcohol and similar substances (Mckellar, Stewart Humphreys, 2003). Although the group was started in Ohio in 1935, it has grown to all other US states and beyond (Mckellar et al., 2003). As the name suggests, one of the principles of AA is that its membership should always remain a secret (Mckellar et al., 2003). Apparently, the main purpose of this principle is to shield members from public ridicule that can easily compromise rehabilitation process. The AA has been very effective in helping people abandon alcoholism (Moos Moos, 2006). According to Moos and Moos (2006), the group does not use scientific therapies but rather members come together to help each other deal with the problem of alcohol and drug abuse. In this regard, new entrants are linked to already recovered members for assistance. As noted by Moos and Moos (2006), in addition to helping members to quit unhealthy drinking habits, AA also creates conducive environment to enable them cope with their new life. Some psychologists have suggested that AA can become more effective if scientific medication is incorporated in the group’s traditional methods of fighting alcoholism (Moos Moos, 2006). The functioning of AA group is based on a program of twelve steps that start with entry of addicts and end with exit of fully recovered individuals who are ready to assist other alcoholics (Sharma Branscum, 2010). According to Sharma Branscum (2010), there are twelve traditions used as the constitution of the group. The traditions guide members on how to relate with each another. Some of the most embraced values include group unity, fear of God and self-support (Sharma Branscum, 2010). Since the group is open to any person willing to fight addiction, there is no minimum or maximum membership requirement (Sharma Branscum, 2010). The meeting attended by the author was held on Saturday evening in a four walled room. The timing of the meeting was designed to avoid inconveniencing members as most people are free during Saturday evenings (Harrison, Price, Gavin Florey, 2002). In addition, Harrison et al. noted that meeting at the time when most people are free ensures that members are occupied and won’t find time to engage in unhealthy drinking (2002). The seating arrangement was similar to a learning classroom where learners sit in rows facing one side. Unlike most meetings where group officials sit in front, there appeared to be no distinction between leaders and other members in the AA meeting. This arrangement was designed to discourage any feeling of authority by perceived leaders. It is believed that a sense of equality among members encourages free flow of information within the group. In this regard, the group did not have official leaders. Whenever there is a meeting, any member can volunteer to lead the group through the process (Moos Moos, 2006). As Moos and Moos notes, the volunteer is only a coordinator rather than a leader (2006). Decisions are made through deliberations of the entire group. However, decisions that only affect certain individuals are made by such individuals but other


Hamlet is such a wonderful character because of his complex and conflicted nature. Calling him simply one thing, or trying to reduce him to a specific type is a very difficult thing to do. The best that can be done to minimize Hamlet into a simple category is to seek for a common thread that combines his many natures. In contemplating his interactions with Ophelia, Horatio, Gertrude, Polonius and Claudius it becomes apparent that Hamlet is truly little more than a spoiled royal baby that is in need of rationality and self control. He is appears to be the possessor of a multitude of emotional gifts, but the master of none.One word that I would use to describe Hamlet is impetuous. Hamlet seems to react to almost every situation in a most abstract and emotional manner. His first visit from his father fills him with anger and fear, but also doubt. He wants to immediately avenge the unjust death of his father, but is all the while conflicted by doubts about the veracity of information from the ghost. He wants to do what the ghost suggests. He wants to honor his father and bring vengeance down upon Claudius like a wrecking ball, and yet he doubts. He seethes. He rages. All of these actions are the actions of a self-indulgent royal. Hamlet was a ditherer. True, many of these traits are little more than devices used to heighten the drama of the story. But Hamlet’s overly emotional response to nearly every situation paints the portrait of an individual that is used to things going as he deemed, not as a person that was capable of overcoming adversity in a heroic manner. Hamlet would have done well to have a strong dose of cunning guile given to him by his Uncle Claudius. We see that Claudius is a complete cad. He is a wretched, self-serving individual. Yet he had purpose, he had ambition and drive and would have lived out his life in royal splendor at Ellsinore had the dead not arisen to inform Hamlet of the circumstances surrounding his father’s death. Only once, does Hamlet display this sort of twisted courage. In dispatching Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Hamlet displayed the ability to cut through his overly emotional nature and make a quick decision on how to handle the two spies. Not only does his solution preserve his own life, but also it gives him the perfect cover to attempt a return to Ellsinore to avenge his father’s death. Hamlet’s dithering and emotional tendencies also wrecked his relationship with Ophelia. One ounce of courage and rationality could have set things straight between them. But Hamlet was anything but an individual that wanted to set things straight between another individual. He preferred to obsess on his own emotions a perceived slights. Bursting into her room in a fit of madness is enough to set any girl on edge. Hamlet seems to feel that he lives in some sort of vacuum and that his actions do not impact those around him. This is in some ways, typical of immature royalty that is used to speaking what they want in front of other humans called servants, without even recognizing them as being there or being human. Hamlet’s inability or unwillingness to share the true emotions of his hear with the woman he loved shows his proud and emotionally unstable nature. True, he is in turmoil because his father’s ghost is crying for vengeance against the man that has married his mother, but breaking into Ophelia’s room and then leaving after proclaiming there would be no more marriages and that she should go live in a nunnery was a selfish thing to do. No wonder Ophelia goes crazy. If she had to deal with a person so incredible self-centered as Hamlet, she surely would have been pushed over the edge sooner or later. Hamlet is an interesting character because of his complexity. He is placed in many stressful situations where thinking rationally would be helpful. Unfortunately, rationality is not Hamlet’s strong suit. As a character, he is fun to read about and even better to see preformed on stage. Hamlet’s character would be even more interesting if he was less emotional about

The Drug Diazepam in Pharmacology

Only paramedics are allowed to use in the management of psychostimulant-induced behavioral disturbances in times of emergency (National Drug Strategy).a. A list of conventional over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, complementary alternative medicines (CAMs) and prescription medicines that are known or suspected to undergo clinically relevant interactions with your profile drug in humans.b. List the source(s) of information you have used and indicate the strength of the evidence (e.g. anecdotal report, clinical case, clinical trial, etc) for each of the interactions that you have identified.Fluconazole is an antifungal that belongs to a group of drugs known as azoles that increases the effects of Diazepam by increasing the levels of Diazepam available in the plasma at any given time. A study conducted by Saari established that Fluconazole increased the level of Diazepam two and a half times thereby increasing the sedative effects of Diazepam. However, the peak plasma concentrations and the pharmacodynamics of Diazepam were not affected (941-999).Voriconazole may inhibit Diazepams metabolism, increasing the risk of adverse effects. In essence, Voriconazole acts the same way as Fluconazole by increasing the levels of Diazepam that are available in the plasma at any given time (Saari 941-999). Therefore, a Diazepam dose should be decreased.Diazepam may possibly increase or decrease phenytoin concentration. The phenytoin concentration should be monitored in case of toxicity and the phenytoin dose should be adjusted as necessary (Australian Medicine Handbook 2011).Enhanced sedation or respiratory and cardiovascular depression may occur if diazepam or other benzodiazepines are combined with drugs that have CNS-depressant properties such as alcohol, antidepressants, sedative antihistamines, antipsychotics, general anesthetics, other hypnotics or sedatives and opioid analgesics.