Summary One: The American Character
“The American Character”, written by American historian and social critic Morris Berman (2006), challenges the notion of multiculturalism in America, and how the vision of economic prosperity and self-preservation has created a sense of mainstream behavior that rarely gives way to cultural background, race or religion. Berman begins by suggesting that regardless of an individual’s culture, their interest lies in an expanding market economy, and that the basic vision of most Americans is far from diverse. Berman expands on the thoughts of historian David Potter (1954), who claimed that American’s are not bound together by geographical borders, rather, common psychological traits that characterize these individuals as a group. As a nation, Americans are driven by a common force of “material abundance”, irrespective of whether they are black, Hispanic, or white. Berman concludes by stating that religion also plays an important role in shaping the individualistic attitudes of many Americans. While wealth may be the primary incentive behind the American ideology, Berman is quick to share the cultural aspects that are viewed as diversity are actually supporting forces behind America’s unified dream.
Summary Two: What Are We Fighting For
“What Are We Fighting For”, written by veteran journalist Rex Murphy (2006), suggests that the motives behind the activities of Canadian troops in Afghanistan strike a balance between our nation’s own self-interest and humanitarian efforts.. Murphy begins by summarizing the commitment of the Canadian government in efforts to eliminate the Taliban and al-Qaeda; both were participating forces in the 9/11 attacks, which affected both the USA and Canada alike. Murphy continues by noting that in addition to self-interest, the Canadian government has a strong concern for humanitarian efforts directed towards the safety of the Afghanistan nation. Murphy argues that the Canadian...
...A: Formulation of the LP Model
X1(Pizza), X2(hotdogs), X3(barbecue sandwiches)
Maximum fund available for the purchase = $1500
Cost per pizza slice = $6 (get 8 slices) =6/8 = $0.75
Cost for a hotdog = $.45
Cost for a barbecue sandwich = $.90
Constraint: 0.75X1 + 0.45X2+ 0.90(X3) ≤ 1500
Space available = 3 x 4 x 16 = 192 sq. feet = 192 x 12 x 12 =27648 sq. inches
The oven will be refilled before half time- 27648 x 2 = 55296
Space required for pizza = 14 x 14 = 196 sq. inches
Space required for pizza slice = 196/ 8 = 24.50 sq. inches
Space required for a hotdog=16
Space required for a barbecue sandwich = 25
Constraint: 24.50 (X1) + 16 (X2) + 25 (X3) ≤ 55296
Julia can sell at least as many slices of pizza(X1) as hot dogs(x2) and barbecue sandwiches (X3) combined
Constraint: X1 ≥ X2 + X3 = X1 - X2 - X3 ≥ 0
Julia can sell at least twice as many hot dogs as barbecue sandwiches
X2/X3 ≥ 2 = X2 ≥2 X3 =X2 - 2 X3 ≥ 0
X1, X2, X3 >= 0 (Non negativity constraint)
Objective Function (Maximize Profit):
Profit =Sell- Cost
Profit function: Z = 0.75 X1 + 1.05 X2 + 1.35 X3
Maximize Z = 0.75 X1 + 1.05 X2 + 1.35 X3
Subject to 24.5 X1 + 16 X2 + 25 X3 ≤ 55296
0.75 X1 + 0.45 X2 + 0.90 X3 ≤ 1500
X1 - X2 - X3 ≥ 0
X2 - 2 X3 ≥ 0
X1≥ 0, X2≥ 0 and X3 ≥0
Solve the LPM
Based on the...
April 25, 2012
Case Summary III
THE BIBLE AND MRS WRIGHT CASE 13
1) Summarize the case
Laurel Palm Middle School was considered to be a successful school. It was one of the top ten performing schools. For three successive years, it had been awarded a National Distinguished School Award. The school had had a strong culture of teaching and learning. Parents were engaged in planning school programs and improving all aspects of the school and its operations.
Ms. Avery, the principal instituted specific curriculum goals and objectives that aligned with the school district. She organized a team of parents and teachers who was in charge of developing new and interesting curriculum programs.
In the past, the committee’s recommendation of new and innovative ideas such as improving the science curriculum and developing a continuum for learning in math and literature had been supported by the district. Those ideas were adopted citywide for middle schools.
Ms. Beckel, one of the parents on the team, suggested that a religious studies curriculum be added to the current program using the bible as one of the textbooks after she learned that other schools were including a religious component to their curriculum. The committee and the principal supported her ideas.
Before Ms Becky and Ms Kassidy presented the final curriculum document at the next site meeting committee, Ms Beckel...
The specific article that interested me was an article I found in the University of Phoenix Library “Quality Management and Performance: An annotated review”. This particular article interested me as it gave a clear picture on how management, leaders with poor skills can have a great effect on quality. One of the main ideas in the article that stuck out was how competition and the demands of customers have greatly changed the environment of business. Unlike in the past companies can no longer solely rely on their current business operations to survive in the competitive world. In order to stay ahead of competition companies must implement new operation management practices. The article described how quality management has evolved as a paradigm in management used to improve the overall effectiveness of an organization.
Quality management has been and is considered to be one of the major drivers of performance drivers in organizations. There have been many studies done to explore quality management and their relationship with performance. The purpose of these studies were to help managers and organizations implement effective quality management. Although there are contributing factors to quality management no single factor contributes to effective quality management. Also none of these contributing factors will improve or is guaranteed to improve performance in the organization.
The TCO’s that identify with my selected topic are A, B, C, D and E. Under TCO A, B, and C...
TO: Cliff O’Connor, CEO AcuScan, Inc.
FROM: VP of Organizational Development
SUBJECT: Observations and Recommendations for Optimization Project
DATE: June 30, 2008
Purpose and Scope of Document
The purpose of this document is to provide a basic overview of the current status surrounding the AcuScan Optimization Project. This document will provide a brief background and summary of the current situation, and then provide key points relating to the underlying issues. This document will then outline the options AcuScan has in order to address the project issues and recommend the most feasible course of action.
Summary of the Situation
The AcuScan Optimization Project, known as “Operation Optimize”, is experiencing both cost and resource restraints. The company must cut costs by 15% in almost all departments, while at the same time creating new expenses by trying to launch a new product. The company has not produced a new product in some time and it is believed that in order to increase sales, the current iScanner technology must be utilized and built upon to reach out to a new market. However, there is a conflict between the Director of Marketing and the Senior Engineer, in that they have a different understanding of what can be and should be accomplished with the limited resources available.
The Director of Marketing, Pat Lambert, crafted a project development plan that was based on an overall...
...Summary of Three Medical Professions
As a medical transcriptionist, I will be dealing with and collaborating with many other professionals in the healthcare industry. In order to be successful in one’s career, it is vital to understand the bigger picture rather than just focusing on your own small piece of the puzzle. Three of the healthcare professions that I have chosen to discuss in this paper include those with which I feel that I will probably have the most interaction with. These three professions are: Health Information Technicians, Medical Office Managers, and Health Care Administrators.
Health information technicians manage all aspects of each patient’s medical records. Not only do health care technicians organize and manage the medical records, but they also perform quality assurance audits on the medical records and medical coding. The knowledge that health care technicians must have include: clerical skills, customer/personal service skills, good grasp of the English language, and a good handle on computer and electronics (O*NET OnLine, 2010). Most of these positions are located in hospitals and medical practices and according to The College Board (2012), health information technicians are among the most highly trained medical office personnel. The field of Health Information Technology is growing at a faster than average rate. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2012), the job outlook for health information technicians...
...The University’s systems and security infrastructure has given the IT analysis team a
good start in building a security plan by gathering information about the University’s
systems from the network diagram. A security control is any mechanism that you put in
place to reduce the risk of compromise of any of the three CIA objectives:
confidentiality, integrity, and availability. When you plan your network addressing
scheme, consider the following factors:
The type of IP address that you want to use: IPv4 or IPv6
The number of potential systems on your network
The number of systems that are multihued or routers, which require multiple
network interface cards (NICs) with their own individual IP addresses
Whether to use private addresses on your network
Whether to have a DHCP server that manages pools of IPv4 addresses
The IP address management (IPAM) solutions streamline the management of the entire
IP address lifecycle. The patented container feature is just one innovation brought to
market to allow you to organize your IP address space according to your topology.
Allocate blocks and subnets with a mouse click without trying to calculate binary or
hexadecimal subnet allocations. And at the same time, automate DHCP pool creation
for allocated subnets as well as DNS forward and reverse domains and resource
records. The University can allocate multiple subnets, each with address assignments,
pool definitions, DNS domains and resource records. Preventive controls...
20 April 2015
Mark Sullivan, “‘More Popular Than Jesus’: The Beatles and the Religious Far Right Author(s),” Popular Music 6/3 (October 1987): 313–26.
John Lennon >Jesus
The reading begins with an introduction to what brought on the controversy of the Beatles being greater than Jesus. It is done so by introducing the quote that stared the problem that was said by John Lennon. The reading allow the reader to establish an understanding to how big of an issue was created by just words. it is clear, thought the many things that occurred from teen magazine covers, record burnings, revoked memberships, and stock dips, that John Lennon’s word made a huge impact on how The Beatles were seen. Later we are shown how although he did apologize the “religious far-right” have not forgiven. Still many like David Nobel, are not just unforgiving but also anti-Beatles, being that Sullivan states “he conducted a twenty-one day lecture tour of California,warning of the evils of the Beatles” (314) In all showing us that the main things here is that through John Lennon’s words, from then on, The Beatles began to be considered as an evil that young individuals should shy away from due to the likeliness that the communist could use them to manipulate the minds of all these young individuals to begin mass revolution.
Further reading allows for now to know that Nobel, did not fancy The Beatles in any way at all. His belief or his approval to...
...A Rose for Emily
In “ A Rose for Emily”, by William Faulkner, Emily Grierson faces many tribulations in her life. Every aspect of her life is deteriorating and death is a main factor in this. As time begins to fade so does every part of Emily; her appearance, her family, her friends, and eventually herself. Emily’s relationship with her father is more involved than any other father daughter relationship. After his death Emily’s life begins to spiral out of control and nothing is the same ever again.
Emily’s father is extremely protective of her through her entire life. Her father “ had constantly interposed himself between Emily and any male interested in courting her”(Scherting,400). Although not clearly stated by Faulkner, many believe there is incest in their relationship. “ Emily Grierson was possessed by an unresolved Oedipal complex”(Scherting,399). For a long period of time Emily’s father was the only man in her life. He provided her with love and cared for her, so much that at his death she refused to give up his corpse.
When Emily’s father passed away she was in denial. When the neighbors came by the house to show their sympathy, Emily came to the door and told them her father was not dead. She acted as if nothing was wrong, dressed in normal clothes showing no sign of grief. Emily kept this attitude up for three more days never allowing anyone to take her father corpse from the house. Finally, right before the town was going to take legal action, she...