Submission


the word “blog” is thrown about quite loosely, and people use it to refer to other kinds of web sites, too — but in English class, we stick with the original and true meaning of the word.

BLOG TOPIC #1: Watch Submission:

Part 1 (the link is below, and also in the post before this one, about Ayaan Hirsi Ali) and also read or watch any web content you choose about the history of this short film and the murder of the filmmaker. You can easily find a lot of information about this topic just by search terms:

Submission Part 1, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Theo Van Gogh filmmaker In a recent controversy involving threats of murder to someone in Europe insulting Islam, a 16-year old French girl on Instagram has now been forced to leave school and go into hiding because her life is at risk. Mila likes to sing and perform on Instagram. When she did not return the sexual advances of a Muslim fan, and he then insulted her, the conflict grew and at one point, she insulted his religion. Many people sent her rape and death threats for this, and say she was rude and wrong and deserved punishment, and these people are protesting against her with the hashtag #jesuispasmila (“I am not Mila”). But, many other people support her, argue for freedom of expression, and protest her treatment with the hashtag #jesuismila (“I am Mila”). This type of hashtag began with #jesuischarlie to show solidarity and support after the 2015 massacre of cartoonists and magazine staff, a killing spree that happened because the “Charlie Hebdo” magazine, which specializes in satire and often criticizes religions, published rude and insulting cartoons of the Islamic prophet Muhammed. The jihadi murderers killed 12 people and injured 11 more. I have attached information to introduce you to these events, as they are part of recent history and demonstrate the seriousness of this issue in our world today. You may want to check out the arguments both for and against freedom of expression. Learn more about Islamic blasphemy and apostasy prohibitions, the scripture and traditions that lead many people across the planet to believe that it is a holy duty to silence and punish those who insult the Islamic religion. Also consider your own religious beliefs or lack of them, and consider your own understanding of freedom of belief and self-expression, and its importance in society. The “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” recognizes freedom of conscience (belief) and speech (expression), but Islamic nations do not use that document as the foundation for their laws, so obviously, there is a lack of “universality” to belief in these concepts, and this is this basis of major cultural and civilizational conflict in our world today. What is your perspective? How would you like to see this conflict resolved? Should freedom win? Or should western people learn to accept Islamic blasphemy laws within our societies and change our way of life to make new settles comfortable? Will adopting new Islamic blasphemy prohibitions make our society safer and more peaceful? Once you feel you have a decent understanding of this topic, write a personal response about your learning experience and any connection you have with this topic and these ideas. https://youtu.be/6rS8FJyX3gs

Forces influencing global business

Introduction
Your goal in Assignment 2 is to identify two or three countries for further analysis.
In Module 2, you explored economic and socioeconomic, physical and environmental, socio-cultural, political, and legal forces and their influence on business. These are important forces to consider when expanding or establishing operations in a foreign country or investigating opportunities to target new markets in the global economy.
In Assignment 2, you will refer back to the learning activities you completed in Module 2, and use the lists and information you compiled in those activities to help you conduct research on the appropriate country/countries in which to establish your new business venture.
Instructions
Part A: Assessing Environmental Forces (30 marks)
Write a 4–6-page report (1,000 to 1,500 words, double-spaced) with the following:
Conduct a preliminary assessment of geographic, social-cultural, political, legal, and economic factors that create international business opportunities or constraints facing the product or service that you have identified for your new international business.
Using the information you have collected above, identify five countries that you believe are potential targets for location of your business venture and briefly defend your selections.
Part B: Applying the SMART Model (30 marks)
Apply the Simple Multiple-Attribute Rating Technique (SMART) model for the five countries that you have selected as potential locations for your new international business venture. This model requires you to determine key factors that will influence your decision, to assign values for each criteria for each country, and to compare them in a numerical matrix to indicate the “best fit” for your product or service.
Read the material in Appendix D: The SMART Model for Decision Making in Business.
Create a table and apply the SMART model. Select at least five important criteria that you identified in Part A of this assignment for the location of your international business venture. You should have a minimum of five criteria to apply the SMART model for each of the five to seven countries you identified.
Using the results of application of the SMART model and based on the above criteria, select two countries that you believe are good potential host countries for your international business and clearly explain why these countries have the best potential.
Part C: Selecting Two Countries for Review (25 marks)
Write a 1-page proposal (250 words, double-spaced) to:
Select two countries for review. Explain your rationale.
Note
At this time, you are required to select two countries that you believe are appropriate for the location of your international business venture. For the remainder of the assignments (and in your Final Project), you will investigate these countries as part of the research and analysis for your international business venture. You may identify additional countries but will earn no extra marks for investigating more than two countries. If you feel you cannot limit your selection to two countries, you may discuss this with your Open Learning Faculty Member. Bear in mind that one of these countries will become the focus of the in-depth country profile you develop for your Final Project.
Part D: Assessing the Opportunities and Challenges (15 marks)
Write a 2-page report (500 words, double-spaced) to:
Summarize the information gathered in this assignment as it relates to forces influencing global business; briefly highlight the opportunities, challenges, and constraints for the potential success of internationalizing your product or service as they relate to the environmental forces in these countries.

Types of firewalls

Consider the following scenario: The senior systems analyst has tasked you to conduct a briefing on the different types of firewalls. In this briefing, you must show a diagram of where on the LAN the firewalls are placed on the network. Utilize the following guidelines to create your PowerPoint presentation: One slide will consist of a LAN diagram of the location of a firewall. The other three slides should describe the types of firewalls. Utilize the Notes section of the slides to explain phases and additional information
Your completed PowerPoint presentation should be six slides in length, which includes your title and reference slides. You should present your text in bulleted lists and add additional information in your notes section of the slides. Include at least two sources in your assignment. All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations and be cited per APA guidelines. Make sure you format your presentation according to APA style. If you need a refresher on how to create a PowerPoint presentation, refer to the Writing Center resources included in the Unit I PowerPoint assignment instructions.

Authentic leadership

Discussion post sample

In my perspective, authentic leadership indicates one of the newest approaches of leadership that focuses on whether leadership is genuine and real.  The possible suggestions are that three ways that authentic leader would respond differently occurs through self-awareness, internalized moral perspective, balanced processing, and relational transparency that enhances positive psychological capacities, and moral reasoning (Northouse, 2013).  In my reasonable opinion, anyone should be lead by you when considering the four key positive psychological attributes.  The rationale is that four key positive psychological attributes that have an impact on authentic leadership comprised of confidence, hope, optimism, and resilience (Northouse, 2013).  A strength of authentic leadership is that the approach fulfills an expressed need for trustworthy leadership in society (Northouse, 2013).  Qureshi and Hassan (2019) showed that authentic leadership are a character-driven leadership model encompassed morality, integrity, and authenticity.  Yuan-Duen and Chen-Tsung (2018) also showed that idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration enhances an administrator of a hospital leadership role.  The rationale is that authentic leadership have been advocated as productive because the administrator of a hospital leadership role contributes to the development of capacity and commitment (Yuan-Duen & Chen-Tsung, 2018).  Through assessment, central administration may enhance leadership confidence, motivation, and skills needed to conceptualize and exceptional practical guidance.  Through communication, leadership tool, and strategy clarify the dynamics of leadership and social influence (Ruben, Lisi & Gigliotti, 2018).  Through also assessment, Chul-Ho (2018) elucidates that strengthening participant’s self-management contributes to improving commitment through adherence.
                                                                                            References
Northouse, P.  G.  (2013).  Leadership: Theory and Practice.  (6th ed.).  Sage Publication, Inc.,
            Los Angeles, CA.
Qureshi, M.  A., & Hassan, M.  (2019).  Authentic leadership, ethical climate and workplace
            incivility: How authentic leadership prevents deviant work behavior – A case from
            Pakistan.  Abasyn Journal of Social Sciences, 12(1), 1-1.  doi:10.34091/AJSS.12.1.13
 Yuan-Duen, L., & Chen-Tsung, K.  (2018).  Principals’ transformational leadership and
         teachers’ work motivation: Evidence from elementary schools in Taiwan.  International Journal of 

Kidney diseases

Consider M3 on Curtler’s page 167. Using the tools we have discussed, please answer the question in the prompt. Excellent answers will be free of fallacies, provide strong arguments, and involve clear moral theories. HERE IS THE M3 INFO Dr. Herold Goldstein specializes in kidney diseases. He has three patients in critical condition, all of whom are on dialysis machines waiting for a kidney donor. one of the patients is a seven-year-old. Another is a thirty-five-year old mother of three children whose husband has recently filed for divorce. the third is a former all-pro cornerback who now, at the age of forty-two, coaches football at the local high school. a donor is found who can provide a kidney for one of the patients, but the likely hood is that another will not be found in time to help the other two patients. which of the three patients should dr. Goldstein select for the donor kidney, and why?

How does the behavior affect the brain development?

Literature Review Final Paper Instructions
Required Elements
Your paper must include the following elements:
• Title Page
• Brief abstract
• Paper (10─12 pages, typed, double-spaced, 12 pt. font, APA style) systematically
reviewing the literature on an educational or psychological topic
Research Quality
You will review a minimum of 6 sources. It is imperative that your research sources are from
reputable sources and peer-reviewed journal articles. Your review should be thorough and
thoughtful and sources should be integrated seamlessly. Your claims must be supported by
sources and cited appropriately.
APA Style
APA style must be used throughout the paper including the title page, in-text citations and
quotations, and the reference page.
Introduction
Your introduction should contain:
• Background information or a description of the issue/topic
• Definitions of key terms
• Description of the educational significance of the topic
• Your purpose and/or research question stated explicitly
Method
Your method section should contain:
• The search strategy or strategies used to locate your studies
• A statement of the databases searched and the key words used
• A description of the criteria that you used for including the studies in your systematic
review
Results
Your results section should be a narrative critical review of the studies included in your paper.
They should be summarized, critiqued, and synthesized.

Discussion

In your discussion section, synthesize the research described in your results section into a coherent whole. Evaluate and apply the research to teaching practice. Here is also where you will discuss the limitations of your review and give suggestions for future research.

Writing Conventions

Your paper should: • Follow proper conventions of grammar, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, etc. • Be proofread to eliminate errors missed in initial spelling and grammar check • Be organized, clear, and coherent • Use formal register of academic English

Leadership Theory

Review the content requirements for the Leadership Theory Paper. Note that two of the key requirements is that you discuss the limitations and strengths of each leadership theory/approach you select and that you thoroughly examine the rationale for why each leadership theory/approach is important to the study of leadership psychology and/or the field of organizational psychology.

In this discussion question, select another one of the theories you selected for your Leadership Theory Paper (use a different theory than you assessed in Week 4) and discuss the theory’s limitations and strengths. Why might leadership styled by this theory/approach be deemed as exemplary of good leadership or, alternatively, not as useful as other theories and approaches? Take another of the theories you selected for your Leadership Theory Paper and examine the rationale for why the leadership theory/approach is important to the study of leadership psychology and/or the field of organizational psychology (use a different theory than you evaluated in Week 4). Your initial post should be at least 300 words. Respond to at least two of your classmates

Domestic violence guide

Outline for the Paper:

Each student will complete a paper on a selected topic related to course content, investigate the topic in depth and provide a formal 4-6 page term paper (excluding the cover page and the reference page/section). The goal of the paper is for you to understand the topic, become familiar with the research and theoretical approaches associated with the topic, and learn about intervention and prevention approaches and social change efforts related to the topic. Evaluation of the paper will be based on instructions followed, scholarly approach, writing proficiency (grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style), and connection to course content and class learning.

Topics need to be specific. Select a topic related to Domestic Violence that interests you (i.e. elder abuse, child abuse, stalking, etc.) – and then begin narrowing it down further.  You may choose a specific demographic group (age, race/ethnicity, religion, geographical or regional group, etc) or you may choose to examine your topic from a specific perspective (treatment issues, theoretical perspective, professional considerations such as legal or educational factors). Some examples of narrowed topics include: Physical abuse of Hispanic children ages 7- 12; Financial abuse of the elderly – legal considerations; Theoretical Frameworks for working with adult survivors of child sexual abuse……   Students are encouraged to select a topic of their own, but will need the instructor’s approval. 

Topic for the Term Paper will be the same as the topic used for Assignment I of this course. Refer to the specific Assignment Document located in this course for grading rubric and additional information.

The written paper should be organized under the following headings (please use distinct sub-headings whenever required):

Introduction
In this section, you should discuss how and why you are interested in researching the topic or issue. This section will then include a general introduction on the topic and ultimately narrow down to the specific topic or issue. You may support this section with one or two references (peer reviewed journal articles) to support your statement.
 History/Background of the topic
 In this section, you will discuss the importance of the topic i.e. why it is important. Further, you will answer the questions: who, what, where, and when besides the why of the issue. The section will provide relevant information about the history/background information (including statistical data, important definitions, and other interesting facts and highlight as necessary) about the social issue, the specific population that it impacts and how it impacts. You will also describe challenges encountered by that population.
Theoretical perspective, context analysis, and limitations
In this section the group should include theory(s) or perspective (s) that is especially relevant to explain the topic/issue. This will not only be in support of the problem/issues, but also strengthen their discussion. This section should also concentrate on limitations or significant areas that are important, but will not be explored because of page restrictions. This will allow you to convey to the instructor that you are aware of the importance of the related areas.
Conclusion
In this section, you will include the overall findings of your paper. You should also discuss what you think will be some of the future recommendations, for example, in terms of practice and research implications related to this issue.
References and Appendix Materials – The Reference Page is in addition to the required 4-6 pages.
The paper including the reference section will be according to APA guidelines. Appendix materials should be well organized.
The bibliography must cite at least three professional sources (peer reviewed journal articles, books, and/or other online sources) used to prepare the paper. A list of names of relevant journals and links to websites has been provided on the current and next page.
(NOTE: If you are including any Website as one of your electronic sources/references, in that case, you are only allowed to use a SINGLE website source, NOT multiple websites.)

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) (6th Edition) is the style manual to be followed for all assignments in this class. Proper referencing (authors, year, titles, page numbers, etc.) of assignments is required. This includes giving due credit to others when indirect quotes (paraphrasing) and direct (verbatim) quotes are used. Short direct quotes (less than 40 words) must be placed in quotation marks. Long direct quotes (40 or more words) should be indented. Paraphrasing requires more than changing a word or two in a sentence. NOTE: Plagiarism is a form of scholastic dishonesty and can lead to failing the paper (“0” for the assignment) or failing the course (“F” for the course). Procedures at LU as described in the student conduct code will be followed. If you do not know how to cite appropriately, please learn before you submit any assignments either by following the handout on APA style referencing (will be given in class) or consulting your instructor.

Journals:

Affilia – Journal of Women and Social Work
Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Sage.
Journal of Family Violence
Journal of marriage and the Family
Journal of Family Issues
Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology
Psychology of Women Quarterly
Social Work – Journal of the National Association of Social Workers
Victimology – An International Journal
Violence and Victims
Violence Against Women – An International and Interdisciplinary Journal. Sage Periodicals Press.
Violence Update – The Monthly Newsletter for Professionals Working in Interpersonal Violence. Sage.

Websites of Interest:

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/vawo — U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women
http://ncadv.org — National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
http://ndvh.org — National Domestic Violence Hotline
http://endabuse.org — Family Violence Prevention Fund
http://www.wscadv.org — Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs239/en/ — World Health Organization, Violence Against Women

Monetary policy

This homework is worth 100 points. Answer all questions.Answer carefully. Show all your work. Must be submitted in pdf format with name and student #!

  1. (15 points) Tell whether each of the following statements is true, false, or uncertain, and explain your answer.
    a. If exchange rates are fully flexible, saving equals investment, and the government budget is in deficit, then the capital account must be in surplus.
    b. In our small-country model with flexible exchange rates, increased government spending will increase equilibrium output and crowd out some private investment.
    c. If the Federal Reserve wants to maintain a fixed interest rate, then a fiscal expansion must be followed by a monetary contraction.
    d. Monetarists advocate flexible, active use of monetary policy to stabilize the level of aggregate demand in the face of exogeneous shocks.
    e. In an economy that is committed to maintaining a fixed exchange rate, monetary policy is a more effective stabilization tool than fiscal policy
  2. (5 points) Suppose that people did not believe that the Fed was serious about stopping inflation in 1979, 1980, and 1981. Can you then reconcile the 1981-1982 recession with the Phillips curve and the rational expectations approach? Explain.
  3. (20 points) Suppose that a sharp increase in the prices of oil due to the Iran situation is accompanied by a fall in the level of potential (natural) output. Assume that this leads initially to a decline in actual output below the new potential level.
    a. Assuming no change in fiscal or monetary policy, what is the long-run effect of the supply shock on prices and output? Compare this to the case where potential output does not fall.
    b. Assuming no change in monetary of fiscal policy, show the adjustment process by which output and prices reach the new long-term equilibrium. Using the IS-LM diagram, show how the interest rate is affected.
  4. (10 points) Considering the Federal Reserve’s dual mandate, explain how monetary policy can help any given unemployment rate which is consistent either with many people experiencing unemployment or with very few people experiencing unemployment. Should this distinction be considered when evaluating stabilization policies aimed at restoring full employment? Explain.
  5. (35 points) Assume that the Puerto Rico economy is initially at the golden-rule level of per- capita capital stock. Suppose that Hurricane Maria wiped out 25% of the island’s capital stock and (even more tragically) 10% of the island’s labor force as the migrated to the US. Using the Solow growth model and assuming that the “current” savings rate, the deprecation rate, the rate of technological progress, and the rate of population growth do not change:
    a. Show the short-run effects on the hurricane on K, k, L, Y and y.
    b. Show the process by which each of these variables, and the economy in general, adjust to a new long-run equilibrium
    c. Compare the growth rates of K, k, L, Y, and y in the original (pre-hurricane) case and the
    new long-run equilibrium
    d. Explain what monetary policy tools may be of help to jumpstart the economy after the
    hurricane using the following perspectives of the different schools of economic thought:
    i. Classics
    ii. Neoclassic
    iii. Monetarists
    iv. Keynesians
    v. Austrian
    vi. Real business cycle
  6. (15 points) What is the Financial Accelerator mechanism in monetary policy? Cite and explain two channels in which the financial accelerator works in order for monetary policy supports overall economic growth and how it works.
  7. (20 points) Bonus: In analyzing the financial crisis that began in 2007 and led to the Great Recession, explain how markets were not stable, efficient, or self-correcting (include concepts like the importance of credit deleveraging and stability). Should monetary policy focus on short- term interest rates?

What is your philosophy on discipline?


What is your philosophy on discipline?
Philosophy on discipline is one that employs a systematic and a structured approach intended to support learning. Adapting an effective classroom management, a positive reinforcement, and a student motivation plan for discipline is important to create a productive and positive classroom environment. Classroom management should center on proactive procedures and guidelines which establish clear expectations prevent misbehavior and confusion, and foster engagements (E-Binder). Therefore, it is worthwhile for classroom managers to establish clear procedures and guidelines on the first day of class.
Considering all aspects of behavior management process, not only the children but the parents and other administrators should be included in the philosophy in case discipline issues arise. The stakeholders play a crucial role in children’s education. The plan laid out should complement the teaching methods and practices, reflect on the discipline needs of your classroom, demonstrate classroom management strategies, and demonstrate the attributes of an effective behavioral manager (E-Binder).
Overall, the philosophy of discipline encompasses an effective classroom management, positive student reinforcement, and creating motivation for students.