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Provide a brief (one paragraph) overview of this week’s material. Should the Federal Reserve Board focus exclusively on the problem of inflation? What other goals are appropriate for Federal Reserve policy? What is the appropriate goal for the inflation rate?

ASSIGNMENT DETAILS:

Monetary Policy: What works?

Monetary policy by the US Federal Reserve is important for the US economy. However, economists disagree about several aspects of Federal Reserve decisionmaking powers including the composition of the Federal Reserve committees, Federal Reserve goals, and the actual impact of Federal Reserve policy on the economy.

Address the following questions for this week’s assignment:

  • Provide a brief (one paragraph) overview of this week’s material.
  • Should the Federal Reserve Board focus exclusively on the problem of inflation?
  • What other goals are appropriate for Federal Reserve policy?
  • What is the appropriate goal for the inflation rate?
  • How should the Federal Reserve Board use its policy to achieve its goals?
  • How effective is the Federal Reserve monetary policy in achieving its goals?
  • Is the composition of the decision-making bodies of the Federal Reserve appropriate for a democracy?

For information from the Federal Reserve Board itself, go to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/

The Board of Governors site contains the Fed’s Beige Book, Congressional testimony and speeches of Federal Reserve Board members, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) information, press releases, current interest rate information, and general information about the Federal Reserve System. A PDF-format version of The Federal Reserve System: Purposes and Functions, a thorough overview of the Federal Reserve System, is available by chapter or as a single document. In addition, the site contains a summary of Federal Reserve regulations. Particularly useful is the publication, “Purposes and Functions of the Federal Reserve System” at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/pf/pf.htm

And, “Monetary Policy: An Introduction” http://www.frbsf.org/publications/federalreserve/monetary/index .html

Criticism of the Federal Reserve Board comes from both conservatives and liberals sides.

For a liberal viewpoint see the Financial Markets Center at:

http://www.communityinvestmentnetwork.org/nc/single-news-itemstates/article/financial- markets-Center/?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=326

For a conservative viewpoint, see the Shadow Open Market Committee at: http://shadowfed.org/

Your final product will be a paper that:

  • Addresses each of the questions above in total.
  • Is APA formatted.
  • The body is to be 2 pages minimum.

The requirements for your assignment are:

  1. Answer each question fully
  2. Define the overall subject of each question.
  3. Cite at least four (4) resources from this week’s materials

1. What is the true subject or theme of the film, and what kind of statement, if any, does the film make about the subject? Which elements and which scenes contribute most to addressing the theme of the film?  2. How do all of the separate elements of the film relate to and contribute to the theme, central purpose, or total effect?Film Elements: 

1. Rent and view one of the films from the list below. You should view the film at least twice. Take notes as you go and pause and replay scenes that you don’t understand or that you find particularly interesting.
2. Write a paper which answers the questions below. a. For minimum credit answer all the questions below. Be sure to number your answers.
b. More complete answers will receive higher scores. 3. Papers must be type written and double-spaced. No papers will be accepted by e-mail. Length: Four to Seven pages.
Review Questions:

Film List:
Paul Newman Films: Cool Hand Luke (1967), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Sting (1973), The Verdict (1982)
Stanley Kubrick Films: Dr. Strangelove (1964), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975), Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Robert Altman Films: M*A*S*H* (1970), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), Short Cuts (1993), Gosford Park (2001)
David Lynch Films: Blue Velvet (1986), Mulholland Drive (2001), Inland Empire (2006)

1. What is the true subject or theme of the film, and what kind of statement, if any, does the film make about the subject? Which elements and which scenes contribute most to addressing the theme of the film?
2. How do all of the separate elements of the film relate to and contribute to the theme, central purpose, or total effect?Film Elements:
a. Narrative – The manner in which the story is told. What is the plot structure? Is it chronological or non-linear? Are there flashbacks or other narrative devices and why are they used?
b. Acting – the qualities of the performances. Is the acting realistic or is it mannered? Are the characters dynamic (do they change as the film progresses)? How?
c. Cinematography – The qualities of the photography and lighting. Identify specific scenes and camera shots that you thought were particularly interesting.
d. Editing – The pace and tempo, the use of transitions and the organization of the narrative. Identify any editing technique you thought was particularly interesting.
e. Art Direction and Design – Locations, sets, effects, props, costumes and make-up.
3. What scenes in the film show the director’s style and how do they show it?
4. What were your personal reactions to the film? What are your personalreasons for liking or disliking the film?

This APA paper is expected to be no more than four pages in length (not including the title page and reference list). Below are the requirements for successful completion of this paper. The setting for this paper must be on Occupational Health Nursing. Read the chapter of your textbook on the role and take notes based on the outline below.

Directions

This APA paper is expected to be no more than four pages in length (not including the title page and reference list). Below are the requirements for successful completion of this paper.

  1. The setting for this paper must be on Occupational Health Nursing.
  2. Read the chapter of your textbook on the role and take notes based on the outline below.
  3. Locate and read at least one scholarly peer-reviewed journal article that is not assigned in the course related to a nurse’s role in health promotion in this setting. Search peer reviewed journals to find a scholarly article on this topic. The article must be less than 10 years old (less than 5 years is best). SEE ATTACHED ARTICLE: “HIGH-ACE LOW WAGE WORKERS”
  4. Thoroughly address the following categories using the APA Template that is provided.
    1. Introduction (one paragraph): The introduction should be interesting and capture the reader’s attention.
    2. Community Setting (two to three paragraphs)

Use your textbook or an outside scholarly source to address the following subpoints and cite your source.

  • Describe the community setting.
  • Describe the population served in this setting.
  • Discuss three health services provided by nurses in this setting.
  • You may use your textbook or an outside scholarly source to address these sub-points.
  1. Health Promotion Nursing Intervention (two to three paragraphs)
  2. Professional Nursing Organization (two paragraphs)
    • Provide a detailed description of a professional nursing organization that supports nurses in this setting in your own words. Search the text, your article, or the Internet for one professional organization that supports nurses in this setting. If you can’t find an organization specific to this group, search the American Nurses Association website for information on this setting. Cite the organization in the body of the text with (organization name, year), and include a complete reference on the reference page.
    • Discuss one professional issue that this organization is addressing related to this setting.
  3. Summary (one paragraph)
  4. Reference Page: The reference page should start on a new page (insert a page break). All references should be cited within the body of the paper as (author or organization, year), and the full reference should be included in APA format on the reference page. A URL link alone is not an adequate reference. See the Chamberlain Guidelines for Professional Writing in the APA Folder in Course Resources for examples of properly formatted references.

Guidelines

  • Application: Use Microsoft Word 2010™ or later to create this assignment on the template provided.
  • We highly recommend that you used the specific APA paper template for this assignment linked above as the headings are already included.
  • Scholarly Writing: APA format is required. Review APA documents Course Resources, and use the free resources of tutor.com for writing tutors.
  • Length: This paper is expected to be no more than 4 pages in length (not including the title page and reference list).
  • Quotations should be minimal—please paraphrase your sources. A maximum of one quotation should be used for this paper.
  • Save your paper with your last name in the document title (e.g., Smith Community Settings).

 

Assume you gave a general ability test, measuring both verbal and computational skills, to a group of applicants for a specific job. Also, assume because of severe hiring pressures, you hired all of the applicants, regardless of their test scores. How would you investigate the criterion-related validity of the test?

Discussion Board Instructions

Discussion Board Forum 2 in this course. For each of the forums, you will respond to the provided prompt in a 400–500-word thread. Your thread must incorporate at least 2 peer-reviewed resources, not including course readings or Scripture. Include in your thread the exercise number or question you chose to answer; the exercise number or question is not to be included in your word count for the forum

 

  1. Assume you gave a general ability test, measuring both verbal and computational skills, to a group of applicants for a specific job. Also, assume because of severe hiring pressures, you hired all of the applicants, regardless of their test scores. How would you investigate the criterion-related validity of the test?

 

This week’s graded topics relate to the following Course Outcome (CO). CO2: Assess the health needs of individuals, families, aggregates, and communities using demographic and epidemiological data to identify population health risks. (PO4) For this discussion, you will collect assessment data about your city or county. This post will include information about demographics (general characteristics). You will then find epidemiological data (disease or health behavior rates) about one priority health problem in your community.

Week 2: Demographic and Epidemiological Assessment

 

This week’s graded topics relate to the following Course Outcome (CO).

  • CO2: Assess the health needs of individuals, families, aggregates, and communities using demographic and epidemiological data to identify population health risks. (PO4)

For this discussion, you will collect assessment data about your city or county. This post will include information about demographics (general characteristics). You will then find epidemiological data (disease or health behavior rates) about one priority health problem in your community.

  1. Demographic data:Go online to the U.S. Census Bureau at https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/. Obtain a range information about the demographic characteristics of the population for your city or county of residence. You may have to look at county data if your city is not listed. Discuss demographic data about age, ethnicity, poverty levels, housing, and education.
  2. Epidemiological data:Go to your city or county health department website (search the Internet) or County Health Rankings (http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/), and report epidemiological data about one priority health problem in your area. Examples include diabetes, heart disease, addiction, obesity, teen pregnancy, and more. Be sure that you accurately report how each statistic is measured. In the County Health Rankings site, you can hover over the category, and it will explain how it is measured.
  3. How do the demographic characteristics of your community influence the health problem you chose?

 

Demographic and epidemiological data are objective assessment data that you can use to assess your local/state/national community.  A windshield survey that you do for your first assignment is subjective assessment data. Both types of data are needed in order to do a comprehensive community assessment.  The two types of data are not the same.  The differences are explained here…

Census data or demographic data pertains to population numbers (population-based data) and the various divisions of populations (race, gender, age groups, number of people without insurance, poverty and income levels).

Epidemiological data pertains to the incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases.

Local data may be found online, but sometimes counties do not publish the local data online.  If you can’t find the data online, you may need to ask for assistance at the local health department.

State/national data is most usually found online.  All you need to do is ‘google’ what it is you want to find.  For instance:  prevalence of heart disease in zip code [type in your local zip code or state].

The demographic and epidemiological data that you find can be used to determine/identify local health care problems and needs. Community health interventions can then be implemented to address the problems/needs.

Here is an example of how to cite the census bureau website for a town close to me (not showing the hanging indent):

United Census Bureau. (2012). State and county quickfacts: Quincy (city), Illinois. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/17/1762367.html

DO NOT copy and paste information from Internet sites into the discussion area.

 

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps. (2018). Explore rankings. Retrieved from http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/

U.S. Census Bureau. (2018). State and county QuickFacts. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/

 

Compare and contrast the Redeemers and Klansmen, as well as their goals and methods. While you are covering this relationship, you should also discuss the origins of the “Lost Cause” and its influence on Southern politics after the Civil War. Who were the chief progenitors of the “Lost Cause” and what were their motives?

Compare and contrast the Redeemers and Klansmen, as well as their goals and methods.  While you are covering this relationship, you should also discuss the origins of the “Lost Cause” and its influence on Southern politics after the Civil War.  Who were the chief progenitors of the “Lost Cause” and what were their motives? 

Compare and contrast the Redeemers and Klansmen, as well as their goals and methods.  While you are covering this relationship, you should also discuss the origins of the “Lost Cause” and its influence on Southern politics after the Civil War.  Who were the chief progenitors of the “Lost Cause” and what were their motives? 

Determine the unique characteristics of your company in the “Company Profile” tab of your workbook.  Accurately classify all of your costs in the “Cost Classification” tab of your workbook.  Determine your per-unit cost per dog in the “Variable_Fixed” tab of your workbook. (Most costs are filled in for you. Only compute the missing costs.)

ACC 202 Milestone One Guidelines and Rubric
Overview: In the first milestone of your final project, you will determine and classify the costs necessary for opening your business. This is a critical step that
must be done correctly for you to successfully complete the subsequent milestones and the final submission.
Scenario: Prior to Opening, Part I: You plan to open a pet-services business that will offer dog grooming, day care, and boarding. You can be creative in deciding
the name of your business (e.g., “Inspiring Dog Care”), its geographical location (e.g., Chicago), and its mission and vision for adding value to the community. You
will be asked to make choices for a few other details to customize your case; otherwise, you should use the information below.
There are 12 kennels (single dog only) and the day care area can house 10 large dogs and 12 small dogs each day. The grooming facility is 200 square feet, the
boarding facility is 2,500 square feet, and the day care is 1,500 square feet. Your groomer can groom five dogs a day for five days a week; each groom consists of
1.5 labor hours. You also offer dog day care six days a week, and kenneling every day. You have taken out a loan for start-up costs and the monthly payment is
$420; it goes into effect immediately and should be accounted for in your costs. With limited cash contribution and loan funding, you located two angel
investors. You will collect a modest draw for the first year of $600 a month; remember to divide evenly among the services.
Note: For simplicity, base all calculations using 30 days in each month.
You estimate the following staffing needs:
 A groomer who will be paid $12/hour and work 40 hours a week
 A day care attendant who will be paid $9/hour and will work 22 eight-hour days per month
 A receptionist who will be paid $8.50/hour and work 30 hours a week
 A kennel attendant who will be paid $11.50/hour and will work 22 eight-hour days per month
A complete list of additional costs is provided below:
 Food and water bowls: $3.59/unit
o Daycare: Two bowls last for every 75 dogs that attend daycare.
o Boarding: Two bowls last for every 100 dogs that are boarded; you need two bowls per kennel.
o Grooming: Each bowl lasts for 20 grooms and you need four bowls at all times.
 Fencing for daycare area: $1,249; installation of fencing: $1,000
 Dog grooming arm: $300
 12 kennels: $9,500; depreciation is $80/month
 Rent: $650/month; allocate based on square footage
 Utilities/insurance: $600/month; allocate based on square footage
 Grooming table: $900
 Grooming tub: $2800
 Heating system: $10,000; depreciation is $83/month; allocate based on square footage
 Clippers: $136.99; can be used for 100 grooms
 Shampoo: $103.96 per five-gallon pail, which can be used for 100 grooms
 Cage bank: $2200 per set of 5
 Salon Tuff Capri mobile carry cart: $90
 Towels: $34.99 per 12 pack
o Day care: You need to have 12 towels for every 25 dogs.
o Boarding: You need to have 12 towels for every 40 dogs.
o Grooming: You need to have two towels for every groom per day.
 Scissors: (1) 7-inch straight is $194.99, and (1) ear-and-nose is $7.49; each can be used for 200 grooms.
 Toys: $3.29 per 6-pack; one toy will last for two dogs in day care, per day.
 Cleaning products:
o Odoban: $14.55/gallon: Each area will dilute 1 oz to 1 gallon of water; allocate based on square footage.
o Simple Green: $15.66/gallon: each area will dilute 1 oz to 1 gallon of water; allocate based on square footage.
 Dryer: $1250
 Rubberized flooring for day care: $3800
Prompt: Complete the first three tabs, addressing the following critical elements:
 Determine the unique characteristics of your company in the “Company Profile” tab of your workbook.
 Accurately classify all of your costs in the “Cost Classification” tab of your workbook.
 Determine your per-unit cost per dog in the “Variable_Fixed” tab of your workbook. (Most costs are filled in for you. Only compute the missing costs.)
Rubric
Guidelines for Submission: You must complete the first three tabs in your workbook, following the format in the provided template within each sheet.
Critical Elements Proficient (100%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Characteristics of
Your Company
Outlines the company’s profile, including its
name, location, and mission and vision
Does not outline the company’s profile 10
Classify All of Your
Costs
Classifies all costs in the “Cost Classification”
tab of the workbook
Does not classify costs in the “Cost
Classification” tab of the workbook
45
Per-Unit Cost Determines the per-unit cost per dog in the
“Variable_Fixed” tab of the workbook
Does not determine the per-unit cost per dog in
the “Variable_Fixed” tab of the workbook
45
Total 100%

Choose a healthcare management issue from the case study text that you find interesting. (Remember, that some subjects will also be used for your group projects.) After selecting your issue, research other organizations that may have had similar issues and look at they resolved their issues. Research best practices regarding the issue and discuss these as part of your paper.

Choose a healthcare management issue from the case study text that you find interesting. (Remember, that some subjects will also be used for your group projects.) After selecting your issue, research other organizations that may have had similar issues and look at they resolved their issues. Research best practices regarding the issue and discuss these as part of your paper. Your paper should include best practices, why this is a management issue, how it may affect other organizations, how leadership influences this issue, what factors contributed to the issue’s occurrence, etc. (This is not an all-inclusive list of questions that should be answered – use your judgment as to what other questions should be answered to make your case.)

5 pages – NOT INCLUDING COVER PAGE AND REFERENCES CITED (Tip!! You should have references that go along with most every paragraph you write as a background for your opinion, or fact.)

AMA format with the exception that double-spacing is required.

Use references that are peer reviewed, written in the last 5 to 7 years, and about U.S. Healthcare systems.

Attach electronic copies of references or provide a link

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1.Explore the behaviour of inorganic substances in soil. In 50 years‐time, would the site be considered contaminated for the purpose of a residential development with plant uptake? How can you tell?

1.Explore the behaviour of inorganic substances in soil. In 50 years‐time, would the site be considered contaminated for the purpose of a residential development with plant uptake? How can you tell?

2.Explore the behaviour of organic substances in the subsurface environment over a 50 year period. At what time points will these substances start to cause groundwater contamination above the EQSs?

3.Consider ‘benzene and toluene’ VERSUS ‘2,4dichlorophenol and xylenes’. Which one of these two combinations of substances poses higher hazard?

4.Explore the effect of the soil properties of ‐ sand, loam and clay ‐ on the clean‐up levels of benzene and toluene. Which soil is associated with higher risk?

5.Using one organic and one inorganic substance from the table of contaminants, develop a set of graphs that relate changes in partitioning (± 10, 20 and 30%) of these substances to Level 1 Site Specific Target Level (SSTL). What do the graphs suggest? How to the Level 1 outputs relate to Level 2 outputs?

The Organization selected for this case study is Pfizer Inc.- This is an extensive essay of Pfizer Inc, initiated in a previous order

 

***Attention: ***

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Information about the subject organization must be publicly available and properly referenced in the essay.

The essay should address the following requirements:

  • Your well-written OM assessment essay thesis should be 14 pages in length, which does not include the title, reference, of appendix pages.
  • It should include an introduction and conclusion.
  • Include a title and a reference page.
  • In addition to your course text book (Heizer, J., Render, B., & Munson, C. (2017). Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management.)

 cite at least six current scholarly resources to support your assertions and conclusions.

  • Include an appendix for tables and figures.

Write clearly, concisely, and cohesively; use section level headers to organize the key elements of the thesis.

The purpose of the Portfolio Project is to apply your synthesis of current research about operations management (OM) to a global product-oriented organization. For your Portfolio Project, you are required to select a global organization that has a predominately product-oriented mission as the subject for your OM assessment.

The Organization selected for this case study is Pfizer Inc.

Based on your analysis, write an assessment about the subject organization’s OM strategy and practices. When writing the assessment, assume the role of a highly-regarded operations management professional commissioned to review, analyze, and describe the organization’s OM for achieving increased sustainable business value. Your assessment should address the following key elements:

 

  • Subject Organization: Name and briefly describe the subject organization in this section, including its mission. In this section, at least one in-text citation must refer to a source in your reference list that can be accessed by the reader to learn more details about this organization.
  • Operations Management: Define OM and relate the subject organization’s mission, operational strategy, and productivity measurements; compare and contrast OM with project management.
  • OM Forecasting: Define forecasting in the context of OM, identify the subject organization’s forecasting methods and practices, relate the Seven Steps in the forecasting system to the subject organization, highlight potential ethical considerations related to the subject organization’s forecasting, and recap applicable lessons learned based on your forecasting simulation experience.
  • Define Operations: Define design of goods and services and relate it to the subject organization, and highlight OM process, location, and human resource strategy in the context of the subject organization.
  • Quality Management: Define quality and identify common OM quality management best practices, identify the subject organization’s quality management methodology, and recap the applicable lessons learned based on your quality management simulation experience.
  • Supply Chain Management: Define supply chain management (SCM), designate the subject organization’s SCM strategy and explain the basis for determination, describe the subject organization’s use of technology for SCM, identify potential SCM risks and SCM ethical considerations related to the subject organization, and recap the applicable lessons learned in your supply chain management simulation experience.
  • Inventory Management: Define inventory management, its importance, and common inventory models; identify the subject organization’s inventory management practices; identify potential ethical considerations related to the subject organization; and recap the applicable lessons learned in your inventory management simulation experience.
  • Aggregate Planning: Define sales and operations planning (S&OP) and relate it to the subject organization; define materials resource planning (MRP) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) and relate to the subject organization; and describe the subject organization’s use of technology for aggregate planning.
  • Lean Operations: Define lean operations, identify the subject organization’s lean operations practices, relate strategic importance of maintenance and reliability to the subject organization, and identify an OM innovation to improve the subject organization’s operations for competitive advantage.

Required

  • Chapters 16 & 17 in Heizer, J., Render, B., & Munson, C. (2017). Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management.

 

Recommended

  • Companys, R., & Ribas, I. (2015). Some trends and applications of operational research/management science to operations management. International Journal of Production Management & Engineering, 3(1), 1. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/ijpme.2015.3459
  • Lee, C. H., Choy, K. L., Ho, G. S., & Lin, C. (2016). A cloud-based responsive replenishment system in a franchise business model using a fuzzy logic approach. Expert Systems, 33(1), 14-29. doi:10.1111/exsy.12117
  • Lopes, R., Freitas, F., & Sousa, I. (2015). Application of lean manufacturing tools in the food and beverage industries. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 10(3), 120-130.
  • Visnjic, I., Wiengarten, F., & Neely, A. (2016). Only the brave: Product innovation, service business model innovation, and their impact on performance. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 33(1), 36-52. doi:10.1111/jpim.12254