LGST 314 6380 Workers’ Compensation Law
Discussion Week 2
Discussion: Part 1 due Saturday May 29th, 11:59 pm ET; Part 2 due Tuesday June 1st, 11:59 pm ET
Karver is preparing to meet with a new client regarding workers compensation benefits. She has asked you to confer with other paralegals to discuss and prepare some notes she can use in the meeting with the client.
Under workers compensation laws workers only receive 2/3 of their gross wages during the period of time they are off work due to an accidental injury. Explain why receiving only 2/3 of their average weekly wage is fair for employees as well as for the employer.
CCJS 352 Discussion Questions
Week 2 Discussion: Drug Trafficking – Street Level DealingWe have previously discussed how drugs are abused, their psychological, physical and sociological impact and society’s efforts at controlling drugs. This discussion question will focus on how the drugs are made available to the user. Most illicit drugs are made available to the user through a complex chain of events that begins with cultivation (organic drugs like cocaine) or manufacturing (synthetic drugs like methamphetamine), importation into the United States (if not domestically produced), wholesale distribution and eventually, retail (street level) sales. The sale of these drugs to the user is the ultimate objective of the entire process because this is where the profits originate. It is important to understand how drug trafficking organizations operate, especially in the critically important point where the drugs leave the trafficking organization and enter the realm of the user.
For this discussion question, please address the following:
1. There are two basic street distribution models: freelance and business. Describe both the freelance model and business model of drug distribution.2. Consider the typical relationship between street level dealer and drug user. The drug user (consumer) and the drug dealer (retail sales person) engage in a mutually consensual transaction where the user receives a commodity (illicit drug) in exchange for an accepted payment (cash, property, etc.). If we were to disregard the facts that the commodity has been deemed contraband and illegal by the government and consumption of the product has been deemed physically and socially destructive to the buyer, this is simply a business transaction no different than buying a Snow Cone from an ice cream man. If a drug deal occurs between two mutually consenting adults, how does this hurt anyone other than those individuals who want to engage in this activity?
Levinthal, C. F. (2012). Drugs, society and criminal justice (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Week 3 Discussion Question: Policy
This week we have been focusing on drug control policy. We have discussed the ever growing heroin abuse problem and the increase in fatal overdoses that result. Consider the specific case of heroin in Maryland and the policy that has been developed and put into place to address the overdoses. Please take a look at this policy, titled the Maryland Opioid Overdose Prevention Plan, which is attached in the week 3 Content area. Read over the key initiatives and then pick one to answer the below questions.
1. Enhanced epidemiology2. Substance use disorder treatment3. Public health focus on overdoses4. Efforts to address overdoses on pharmaceutical opioids5. Naloxone6. Emergency response planFor this discussion question, choose one of the key initiatives and address the following:1. What is the benefit of this initiative to achieve a reduction in opioid overdoses (the objective of the policy)?
2. What challenges do you foresee in achieving this initiative?
3. If you were able to amend this initiative, what would you add to increase its effectiveness?
After posting your original post, be sure to engage in discussion with your peers.
Week 4 Discussion
The DOJ has established the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) as shown in your readings. Research and talk about a local law enforcement drug task force in your area. Explain the origin of the task force, its’ mission and what are its benefits and downsides. What impact, if any, has it had on drug use and distribution.
CCJS 360 Discussion Questions
Week 2: Victimization and Crime Stats
Read the following articles–City rape statistics, draws concerns and Half of city rape claims were misclassified:1. Explain why the Baltimore article regarding sexual assault investigations highlight why crime statistics can be flawed?
2. How/why would crime stats be inflated or lowered in your opinion (back up with resource)?
3. Explain and discuss why crime statistics are important?
Week 3: Gender-based Violence–Sexual Assault
Sexual Violence:After reading An Unbelievable Story of Rape discuss what rape myths were present in this case, what was the impact of these myths, and what can the criminal justice field do better to ensure professionals are equipped to recognize and respond in cases that don’t fit society’s narrative of what sexual assault victims should look/act like?
Week 4: Gender-Based Violence–Stalking
Stalking: After reading the stalking overview answer 2 or more of the following:1. What did you learn about stalking that you didn’t know before?
2. What are some of the challenges for the criminal justice system in responding to stalkers?
3. How can victims protect themselves and what is the most significant challenge for victims in your opinion?
Week 5: Vulnerable Populations–Crimes Against Seniors, Victims with Disabilities and Seniors
Students with last names N-Z–Victims with Disabilities:1. What things can victim service providers and criminal justice agencies do to better serve victims with disabilities.
2. List barriers to services for victims with disabilities.
Summary The article Why Investing in Obstacles to Augmented Reality Today Could Result in Billions of deals with the opportunities for companies investing in augmented or digital reality. It is stressed that the market is likely to expand to over $160 billion by 2020. At present, the industry is already quite significant as the market of the digital reality is already over $5 billion. The mobile market is one of the major facilitators of the development of the augmented reality industry. Samsung, Google, Apple, and other companies come up with numerous applications and devices related to digital reality. The industry is still largely associated with games, entertainment, or training, but people already come up with other uses of this technology, which will result in huge profits for companies that timely allocate funds in this area. The article includes a brief analysis of the central obstacles to the development of the industry. These are platforms, bandwidth, and headsets. Bandwidth and headsets are necessary to make augmented reality easy-to-use, affordable, and appropriate for daily use. Standardization (or the creation of platforms) is another premise for the development of the industry. Companies producing mobile devices and software have already acknowledged the benefits of proper standardization. For example, almost every person knows how to use some devices or applications, which expands the target audience for numerous products. The market of digital reality will also grow once producers develop standards and norms. The author stresses that companies working on the development of solutions to these challenges are likely to become leaders in their industries. Personal Ideas The author highlights the basic challenges the industry faces. This information can be used by many entrepreneurs and managers involved in the area of corporate finance. They can develop and implement various projects that can make their companies more competitive. It is noteworthy that the article is written in simple words, which makes it appropriate for a very wide audience. Even students can benefit from it. They can learn about the market and its opportunities, which can give them an idea of future projects related to digital reality. The market of augmented reality is likely to expand significantly as more and more people start using the technology. In the vast majority of cases, augmented reality is associated with entertainment. For instance, the recent craze for Pokémon Go shows people’s interest in such games. Apart from this, digital reality can help in other areas. On-job training and formal education can benefit most as simulations can help people practice and develop the skills that will be necessary for real-life situations. Clearly, augmented reality provides various opportunities for numerous startups. Companies should start to allocate some part of their financial resources to this area to obtain a competitive advantage. For example, companies can invest in the development of the software or hardware associated with the digital reality. Organizations that have enough resources can invest in the development of telecommunication infrastructure. Companies can develop corresponding products or services based on the use of digital reality. For example, an apparel producer or seller can come up with a mobile app helping customers to try their products on. It is also possible to invest in the development of numerous startups. In both cases, the return on investment can be substantial. The link to the article: http://fortune.com/2017/10/03/augmented-reality-ar-investments/?iid=sr-link1
Forecast Model Building. Paper details Recall your work in forecasting completed in Unit 4 IP(see attached power point and instructors comments). You are a regional manager of the ABC World Bank, and each year the cost of maintaining ATMs depletes resources due to the additional cash demands during the Christmas season. In order to increase efficiency and improve decisions about reloading network machines, your corporate bank manager has asked you to predict the daily cash demand for the week after Thanksgiving for your region’s ATMs. Using SAS Studio and SAS Forecast Studio, analyze the seasonal cash demands for a region’s ATMs using the Box-Jenkins ARMA and ARIMA models. Take into consideration expected behavior of nonstationary models, fitting, and seasonality. For this assignment complete your analysis as follows: Plot, graph, and analyze the results from your time series analysis of season ATM cash demand usage(see attached excel spreadsheet). Based on your findings from Unit 4, prepare an executive paper. You will need to include plots, graphs, examinations, results, and a “story board picture” of your time series analysis results. Include a explanation of the information provided.Forecast Model Building
Introduction The report will focus on the role and the importance of knowledge management in Higher institution. Knowledge is a valuable asset to any organisation and the ability to manage knowledge is crucial in today’ s knowledge economy (Maier, 2007). The creation and diffusion of knowledge have become increasingly important factors in competitiveness. The advent of the Internet, has made unlimited sources of knowledge available to everyone. In other words, for any organisation in any -industry to successful in today’s challenging organisational environment, the institution or company need to learn from their past errors and not reinvent the wheel (Laudon and Laudon, 2004). This report will highlight the importance of knowledge management in higher institution by focusing on how knowledge is transfer manage and process. In addition, the researcher will highlight how data, information and knowledge are used to facilitate learning. Finally, the report will also emphasise on how KM tool and techniques can be used to solve the challenges identified in the organisation Role of knowledge in Organisations In the 21st century business environment, knowledge is crucial to the success of any organisation. According to Guzman (2009), knowledge is facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education. The role of knowledge is crucial in the learning environment. Lecturer impact their knowledge on students through the education, experience and skills they have acquired over the year. Without knowledge, higher institutions like Newham University Centre will not be able to meet the needs of their students or the criteria of the awarding body. In context of business organisation, knowledge plays an important in improving innovation capability of an enterprise, increase business efficiency and facilitate sharing tacit knowledge that helps organisation to minimise corporate memory due to attrition and retirement. In addition, it helps businesses to identify critical resources and critical areas of knowledge. Effective management of knowledge within an organisation will enable organisation to understand of customers’ needs and the business environment as well as the skills and experience of their employee (Laudon and Laudon, 2004). The importance of KM in organisations It is essential to understand that knowledge management is not only about storing documents nor only the responsivity of technology project or information technology. Although, knowledge is facilitated by technology but it is more about people, culture and strategy. It is about increasing people skills and expertise through sharing. According to Skyrme (1999), knowledge management is the explicit and systematic management of vital knowledge and its associated processes of creating, gathering, organizing, diffusion, use and exploitation, in pursuit of organizational objectives. Gao, Li and Clarke (2008) KM as a tool for planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling of people, processes and systems in the organization to ensure that its knowledge-related assets are improved and effectively employed. The important of knowledge is immeasurable, it makes it easier for organisations like NUC to find relevant information and resources, better and faster decision making, and to communicate important information widely and faster to employees and management. In addition, it helps businesses to avoid making the same mistakes twice, make organisation’s best problem-solving experiences reusable as well as stimulating innovation and growth. For higher institution, KM can help students and lecturers to have access to data in a timely manner and allow them to manipulate, format, and tailor data to their needs. Additionally, KM allow higher institutions to support a culture of continuous improvement, which can provide the appropriate mechanisms for higher education to deal with a climate of increasing accountability 1.2 Describe the differences between the terms data, information and knowledge. Data are raw facts and figures that has no meaning on their own, while Information is data which has been processed, and has now got some meaning behind it, and knowledge is an understanding of the information which has been given (Gray, Jeffery and Shao, 2008). Knowledge is a fluid mix of framed experience, values, contextual information, expert insight, and grounded intuition that provides an environment and framework for evaluating and incorporating new experiences and information. It originates and is applied in the minds of knowers. In organisations, it often becomes embedded not only in documents or repositories, but also in organizational routines, processes, practices and norms (Gray, Jeffery and Shao, 2008). Figure 1.0 Knowledge, Data and Information Laudon and Laudon, 2004 In contrast with knowledge, data is raw. It simply exists and has no significance beyond its existence and it does not have meaning of itself. Information on the other hand, allows an individual or organisation to expand their knowledge beyond the range of their senses. Organisation capture data in information and share it with so that employees or people can access it at different times (Gray, Jeffery and Shao, 2008). The main difference is that data is made up of raw facts such as employee information, wages, and hours worked, barcode numbers, tracking numbers or sale numbers, information is the interpretation of bits of data in order to form a greater picture of raw facts and Knowledge is “an awareness and understanding of a set of information and the ways that information can be used to support a specific task or reach a decision” (Stair, Reynolds and Chesney, 2008,p.6). 1.3 Define the Knowledge Management cycle (transfer, use, creation), the types of knowledge and the concept of organizational learning. Knowledge management cycle is a process of transforming information into knowledge within an organization. It illustrates how knowledge is capture, stored, processed and distributed in an organization. Knowledge Management Cycle, Source: Laudon and Laudon, 2004 As shown in the above figure, the knowledge management cycle has six steps. The six steps are discussed as follows: Share and Learn: The sharing of knowledge in order to facilitate learning is the first step in knowledge management life-cycle. Sharing of knowledge is one in which people exchange their views and ideas on a particular domain. Create: Knowledge is created by sharing of ideas by people working in an organization (Patriotta, 2004, p. 10). Better sharing leads to better ideas thereby creating a valuable knowledge repository. Capture and Acquire: Capture and acquisition of knowledge is one in which the knowledge created is collected in huge numbers and stored in a repository. Organize: Organizing is the next step to capturing of knowledge. The captured content is organized using a framework or knowledge model. The model reflects the elements of knowledge and flows that are embedded inherently in the specific processes and culture of organization. Access, Search and Disseminate: The organized knowledge is put in such a way that it could be accessed, searched and disseminated by the users working in the organization. Use and Discover: The last step is to make use of the knowledge acquired in solving problems in real time. As seen above, the key to knowledge management lies in sharing of knowledge. Sharing the knowledge increases the innovation and improves the overall quality of work. Thus, proper knowledge management helps organizations in developing the skill set of employees and improving their overall efficiency at work Explain why knowledge Management should consider people, management and technology in an integrated approach. Identify the problems arising from an exclusive focus on technology. 1.1.1. Tacit Knowledge Polyani (1962) defined tacit knowledge as the abilities, expertise and conceptual thinking. Further, he argued that tacit knowledge is not only attributed to the, what is know but it is also attributed to the knower as well. Because sometimes knower’s knowledge level is soaring but he could not explain in efficient way or sometimes knower does not have adequate sources to disseminate his knowledge to the person who actually needs this. Tacit knowledge is very difficult to acquire because it is embedded in the form of capabilities, skills and ideas which individuals carry in their minds. Tacit knowledge can only be seen through the application that is why tacit knowledge is difficult to capture, exploit and diffuse among the organizational members. 1.1.2. Explicit Knowledge Polyani (1962) said that explicit knowledge can be disseminated and shared in the form of hard data, well defined procedures, and standardized principles. Nonaka, takeuchi (1995) defined explicit knowledge as “Knowledge of Rationality”. Explicit knowledge is easy to capture, manage, share and disseminate to the people. Through KM, organizations seek to acquire or create potentially useful knowledge and to make it available to those who can use it at a time and place that is appropriate for them to achieve maximum effective usage in order to positively influence organizational performance B. Technology Expert systems, knowledge bases, help desk document management, various types of information management, software tools, systems and other IT systems supporting organizational knowledge flows. Web conferencing, collaborative software, content management systems, ‘yellow pages’ directories, email lists, blogs, and other technologies. Examples of expert systems:automatic pilots in aeroplanes and diagnosis applications used to help doctors Five Core Processes in KM (European Framework) Identify knowledge Create knowledge Store knowledge Share knowledge Use knowledge 2. Steps to Knowledge Management Implementation 2.1 Describe the necessary steps to implementing Knowledge Management (initiation phase, analysis phase, design phase and implementation) in this organization. 3. KM tools and techniques 3.1 Discuss how KM tool and techniques could be used to solve the challenges identified in the organization. 3.2 Propose Km tools and techniques for evaluating and improving knowledge organisation, knowledge capture, knowledge evaluation, knowledge sharing and knowledge storing. The techniques should be classified as organizational learning interventions, information systems interventions, strategy interventions and cultural interventions. 3.3 Advise the company on why it should implement a Knowledge Management System focusing both on organisational and cultural enablers as well as IT enablers.
EH 1020 JSU Edgard Allan Poe the Cask of Amontillado Story Analysis Discussion
EH 1020 JSU Edgard Allan Poe the Cask of Amontillado Story Analysis Discussion.
I’m working on a english project and need an explanation to help me understand better.
The essay that will need research added will be added.Choosing a previously written paper for this class and adding research to it or composing a completely new paper with research. For example, if you wrote about irony in “The Cask of Amontillado,” then you’ll want to further develop what you’ve written with peer-reviewed sources. RequirementsAt least six pages, which includes a Works Cited page.Follow all MLA formatting requirements.Do not use “I” in this essay. Remember to include a thesis statement in the introduction paragraph.Your paper should have at least three sources, but no more than five.
EH 1020 JSU Edgard Allan Poe the Cask of Amontillado Story Analysis Discussion
MGMT 444 American InterContinental Leadership Basic Development & Training Project
online homework help MGMT 444 American InterContinental Leadership Basic Development & Training Project.
This week, you will write a 5-page basic training and development proposal for leadership development that includes motivational theory and ways to improve performance and drive across the group within the workplace. You will need to use 3 scholarly sources in your writing.Planning and ExecutionReview the information that you have gathered and the analysis that you have conducted. If necessary, do some more data gathering related to leadership development and a leadership succession pipeline.Prepare a 5-page proposal that addresses the following issues:What is the workplace you are working with (to remind your readers)? What is the workplace presently doing to develop current and future leaders? What are the leadership development and leadership succession needs that should be addressed? What are the interventions that you will provide to enhance leadership development and succession? Who will need to participate (at any level) in the training and development initiative? When will the initiative take place? What is the basic schedule for rolling out your initiative?Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following:Title page: Remember the running head. The title should be in all capitals. Length: 5 pages Abstract: This is a summary of your paper, not an introduction. Begin writing in third person. Body: This begins on the page following the title page and abstract page and must be double-spaced (be careful not to triple- or quadruple-space between paragraphs). The typeface should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics, except as required for APA-level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this assignment is 5 pages. In-body academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged. Reference page: References that align with your in-body academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hanging indent, italics, and uppercase and lowercase usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the Reference page is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-body citation.
MGMT 444 American InterContinental Leadership Basic Development & Training Project
Anthropology homework help
Anthropology homework help. Assignment Details:ÿ The Physician Practice Business Plan is a continuous document to focus on a practice business strategy, developed and written by each student in Sessions 2, 4 and 6. A portion of the Physician Business Plan is written during these weeks. ÿThe HEADINGS for each assignment originate from the assigned reading from the textbook. Minimum 6 pages in length in Sessions 2, 4 and 6 excluding title, table of content and references pages with 5-7 scholarly peer-reviewed references. The textbook is not considered a peer-reviewed reference. The title page is first and it will be followed by the Table of Content. Each weekly paper will follow APA format and standards.FinalÿResearch Paper ? Develop Physician Practice Business Plan for your Medical Group. As the practice leader, write a Physician Practice Business Plan# 3. Provide a Continuous Table of Content. Discuss the below areas this week as part of your Physician Practice Business Plan:USE THESE HEADINGS IN YOUR PAPER:Identified Physician Compliance Risk Area ? Coding and Billing: Which risk areas are youÿmost concerned about? Why? What can be done toÿminimize it?Human Resources and Staffing Practices ? Employees handbook ? discuss your top important 5 employee office policies. Why is each one important?ÿSocial Media/Marketing Efforts to Recruit Employees, Physicians and Patients/Staying Ahead of CompetitorsÿInternal Cost-Cutting Measures ImplementedExpansion Efforts (e.g. new product and services)Financial Plan (Bank loans, lease, mortgage, cash flow, etc)Future Goals/Implementation Plan/EDC graph (Example: Future Goal/Implementation Plan: After opening your practice; here is an example of something you may want to get done within the next year – keep it on your “radar” after opening your practice). Set it up this way:Taskÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿÿÿÿÿ EDCPost announcement to hire NPInterview candidates for NP positionHire NP candidate to fill positionÿFinal Research Paper is Due Day 7 of Week 6 under the Written Assignments area.ÿYour FINAL PAPER is a compilation of all your papers. Therefore, include your previous two research papers. Here is an example of how to display your FINAL PAPER:TABLE OF CONTENT ? ÿÿÿÿPART ONEÿÿÿÿ PAGE NUMBERPART TWO ? PART TWOPART THREE ? FINAL PAPERAnthropology homework help
University of Phoenix Week 1 Early Childhood Assessment Paper
University of Phoenix Week 1 Early Childhood Assessment Paper.
Wk 1 – Early Childhood Assessment Paper [due Mon]Assignment ContentAs an early childhood educator, you will meet with parents and/or caregivers, other teachers, and the leadership of your school to discuss the broad topic of assessment. These meetings may take the form of conferences to report assessment results, professional development sessions to learn new strategies, or participating in a child study team to analyze data and make educational decisions for individual students. For these reasons, you need to understand the purpose and history of assessment in early childhood education.Write a 350- to 525-word paper that provides an overview of assessment in early childhood education.
PLEASE REVIEW DIGITAL RUBRIC – OPEN AND READ – IT IS LOCATED ON RIGHT COLUMN——————————————————————————->>>>>Address the following four categories in your paper:
Category #1 – Describe the purpose of assessment in early childhood education.
Category #2 – Examine the history of tests and assessment in early childhood, to include:SUB-CATEGORIES:Influence of the child study movementKey programs and legislation
Category #3 – Explain the issues or challenges related to assessment in early childhood education.
Category #4 – Describe the new trends for the assessment of young children.Your paper must include Headings and Sub-headings throughout the paper.RUBRIC GRADING DETAILS: Content and Organization – 60 POINTSAll key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way:The content is comprehensive, accurate, and/or persuasive.The paper develops a central theme or idea, directed toward the appropriate audience.The paper links theory to relevant examples of current experience and industry practice and uses the vocabulary of the theory correctly.Major points are stated clearly; are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis; and are organized logically.Major points are supported by research. At least two In-text citations are included.IN-TEXT CITATIONS AND REFERENCES ARE REQUIRED.The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points.The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.
Readability and Style – 10 pointsParagraph transitions are present and logical and maintain the flow throughout the paper.The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment. Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.Sentences are well-constructed, with consistently strong, varied sentences.Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.
Mechanics 10 PointsThe paper, including the title page, reference page, tables, and appendices; all follow APA guidelines for format. Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow APA guidelines. FOLLOW APA FORMAT. AT LEAST 2 VALID CITATIONS AND REFERENCES ARE REQUIRED FROM 2 DIFFERENT SOURCES. The paper is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space.Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.Spelling is correct.Submit your assignment.ResourcesCenter for Writing ExcellenceReference and Citation GeneratorGrammar and Writing Guides
University of Phoenix Week 1 Early Childhood Assessment Paper