“What are mental maps? Describe your daily mental map — whether you go away from home for school, work, or both. If you do not work or go to school outside the home, describe your mental map of any regular outings you might take — whether that be shopping, dropping kids off at school, etc. How has your mental map changed over time?”
Think about disasters your community has or could potentially face. Now, think about how your community is helping its members prepare.
Explore your community and find an advertisement that represents helping community members be prepared for a disaster.
Examples could be a billboard, poster at a bus stop, marquee sign, flyer, yard sign and more. Example: Sign advertising ‘free’ flu vaccinations at a local pharmacy.
Upload that picture into the discussion.
To have it display in your post:
Click the embed image (looks like a picture of a mountain),
Choose upload image from the drop down arrow
Click on the Upload Image (rocket ship) icon
Click on the image you want to display
Describe the message the advertisement is conveying.
Describe how the message impact preparedness.
If you cannot find any advertisement in your community, describe a type of advertisement for disaster preparedness you think would be most beneficial to your community and how it would be best conveyed.
Next, identify one community setting that is impacted by the disaster advertisement you shared
Analyze at least one nursing role (refer to Week 6 lesson) related to disaster preparedness in that setting. Example: In the school setting, what actions and interventions would be involved with the nurse as coordinator of disaster preparedness?
Identify at least one key stakeholder related to the setting that a CHN could collaborate with regarding disaster preparedness. Include why this collaboration is important.
Your discussion post should look like:
Paragraph one: Describe the message the advertisement is conveying and how the message impact preparedness.
Paragraph two: Identify one community setting that is impacted by the disaster advertisement you shared. Analyze at least one nursing role related to disaster preparedness in that setting.
Paragraph three: Identify at least one key stakeholder related to the setting that a CHN could collaborate with regarding disaster preparedness. Include why this collaboration is important.
Resources: Where did you find your data?
Based on the documentary, write a short reflection. Include your own answers to the questions below:
How are the hatcheries being operated? Where do the parent fish come from? How are larval and juvenile salmon produced and released?
How do the hatcheries actually affect wild salmon populations? How do they also affect human populations, e.g., the First Nations/Native Americans of the Pacific?
Do you think we can truly “manufacture wilderness”? What does the case of Pacific salmon restoration tell us about this question?
Your writing will be graded based on:
the rule of CSC — a clear, specific, and coherent writing; and,
the length of the writing (minimum: 400 words).
Before you post to the discussion, read about the German-speaking cities and regions in Europe in this week’s Learning Material (Lesson) and view the following videos:
Rick Steves´ Europe: Berlin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK5Ku1YtUKY
Rick Steves´ Europe: Vienna https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfT7P9Vdq7o&t=37s
Rick Steves´ Europe: Switzerland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH5rjywpRSs
Note: Because Rick Steves is an American, he pronounces the cities with an American accent. Just note that how he says them is not the German pronunciation. Example: Bern – Click on the play sound icons to listen.
For this forum, consider the places in the world where German is spoken today, including the ones discussed in our Lessons. Choose one place that interests you. Pick a city or region in Germany, Austria, or Liechtenstein, or locate a German-speaking area or city in Switzerland, Belgium, or Luxembourg, and elsewhere such as Gdansk (Danzig) Poland. (Remember, your research is not on the country of Switzerland, Belgium, or Luxembourg but rather on the German-speaking population in one of those countries so if Dutch, Flemish, or another language is spoken that is not German.) Discuss at least three important elements of that city or region. Do a little research on the place of interest.
Consider the following questions:
– What was your initial impression or stereotype of this culture before our Lesson?
– What other languages are spoken there?
– What sort of government exists?
– For what are they famous? What kind of art, architecture, and literature do they produce?
– What else new did you learn about this place?
Include some images (insert NOT attach), maps, sounds, and videos to illustrate and enliven your post.
Cite and fully reference all your sources, including images, with the Author, Title & Date, include links, and put quotes around direct information that you borrow. Images also require copyright permission if they are not Creative Commons licensed or Public Domain. For all your German and other foreign language references and citations, you should be using the MLA Style format.
Read your peers´ posts to enrich your understanding of the German-speaking world. Respond to your peers in order to engage in a discussion of these places, cultures, and peoples.
Articles, lectures, and videos are attached and linked below.
Neo Video(2020) :
Based on the questions below, discuss the pros and cons of coastal reclamation.
What is coastal reclamation? Refer to the lecture video/slides.
As Sengupta et al. (2018) show us, there has been a surge in coastal reclamation across the world. Why is it getting popular? What are main purposes? What benefits does coastal reclamation bring to the society?
Choi’s article (2019) and the Neo video (2020) highlight the contentious/controversial aspects of coastal reclamation. What are the social and ecological impacts of coastal reclamation? Also, is coastal reclamation economically viable?
Given all the knowledge you’ve acquired, what is your own view on coastal reclamation? On what basis would you support it? On what basis would you oppose it?
the rule of CSC — a clear, specific, and coherent writing; and
the length of the writing ( 400 words).
Watch the video below and discuss the following questions. Why is July 1 a significant day for protesting in Hong Kong? What is the “extradition” that Hong Kongers are protesting against? Explain if this is a continuation of the Umbrella Revolution or if this is different? Do you think violent protests are justified or are peaceful demonstrations more of a way to get a point across?
Make sure to write 4 – 5 sentences in your initial post.
Hong Kong Protests: What Happened on July 1? | The Dispatch (Links to an external site.)
a) Give an example of climate change or the efforts to combat climate change privileging some groups of people and disadvantaging others. Who gets affected by sea-level rise the most, globally or nationally? Did they contribute to climate change as much as the impacts they would get? Which population groups do the climate change funds support? Which populations are not adequately addressed?
b) What do you think we can do to reshape climate change action to become more equitable and just? In other words, how can the communities or neighborhoods more vulnerable to climate change be better identified and supported? What factors need to be taken into account in making policy decisions?
Your writing will be graded based on:
a) the rule of CSC — a clear, specific, and coherent writing; and,
b) the length of the writing (minimum: 400 words).
General Instructions – Please Read Them Carefully
The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.
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Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.
Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.
Late submission will NOT be accepted.
Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.
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Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.
Distinguish between different types and levels of strategy and strategy implementation environment of hypothetical and real-world organizations. (CLO3)
Gain insights into the strategy-making processes of different types of organizations (CLO4)
Understand the contribution of various functional areas e.g. production, marketing, purchasing, and supply management to the overall well-being of the organization.(CLO5)
Understand issues related to strategic competitive advantage in diversified organizations (CLO6)
This assignment includes 2 sections:
Read carefully the mini case No 18 from your textbook (entitled ‘Tesla Motors Inc.) and briefly answer the following questions: (1 mark for each question)
What is the competitive strategy used by Tesla Motors company?
Use the five forces of the M. Porter matrix to describe the industry that “Tesla Motors” belongs to.
Describe the different functional strategies of the Tesla Motors company.
Describe the relationship of Tesla Motors with its primary stakeholders.
Describe the market position of Tesla Motors.
Describe the core competency of Tesla Motors.
Describe any strategic alliance (acquisition, outsourcing, joint venture, ….) used by Tesla Motors? Was it successful? justify.
What are the main challenges that Tesla Motors faced?
Assess the competitive advantage of Tesla Motors in its market.
Recommend solutions for Tesla Motors to improve its competitive advantage.
From real national/international market, choose an example of acquisition and answer the following questions: (1 mark each question)
Briefly introduce your chosen firms, and partners of the acquisition (industry, nationality, size, market position…). Max 100 words
Explain the different reasons for this acquisition.
What is the method used by the acquiring firm to manage its culture after acquisition? underline the pros and cons of this method.
Is this acquisition successful? Justify.
Give three challenges that can face a firm that uses an acquisition strategy.
The film, Everything’s cool illustrates how perceptions of global warming have been shaped by business executives and politicians. What did this film teach you about global warming? What do you think is necessary to change approaches to and opinions about climate change? More specifically, how can we reconcile the disconnect between climate science and US policy-makers (and the public) and encourage objective assessments of the effects of and solutions to climate change?
AOL GOLD email-| +1.8O5.738.61OO |- TECHNICAL SUPPORT ̫””NUMBER Aol gold plans to cease its status as “carrier-of-last-resort”. The company complains about how horrible it is to be the last choice for customers, and has began to warn builders that, if they choose to start with another company, they had better let their home buyers know that Aol gold won’t be available should the consumer want to make the switch.
Let me make sure I understand this: Aol gold is letting people who won’t care who provides the service in three years know that they are going to refuse to serve someone who actually wants them. Or, even clearer, Aol gold is telling consumers to shove it, we don’t have to help you.
I am interested in this for several reasons. First, my husband has worked in the telecommunications business for years before forming his own low voltage wiring company, Redd Infinity. So, although we are no longer in that field, we still maintain interest. Even better, however, I am a defunct Aol gold customer who, after sitting on hold with them for three hours, called Comcast on my cell phone and switched my Internet to the cable company, rather than dealing with Aol gold’s shoddy customer service (this came after several problems over the course of a year).
Most interesting of all, however, is my perspective as a small business owner. I concede that there are some customers we just don’t want. Chief among those are the price surfers – those who are most concerned with price (research notes that less than 10% of customers list this as most important – the rest search for quality and service). Basically, you can never make someone who cares only about the bottom line happy, and if you have tried several times – and I highly encourage you try to win them over with your superior service and products – then you may as well give up. As soon as someone underbids or undercuts you, they will be gone.
But Aol gold isn’t waiting to be undercut. Instead, they are taking potential customers who have no role in the decision-making process and saying, “Sorry, folks, we won’t be offering you service.” I have to tell you, if I move into a new neighborhood and the folks one block over have service, but Aol gold tells me they will not now or ever offer service because the builder didn’t use them – not only will I smile and say, “Great, thanks for keeping my wallet out of your grubby paws,” I will go on to tell everyone I know that Aol gold is exacting its revenge on the consumer. I will be persuasive. And so much the worse if I have been a long-time customer in good standing.
I understand that Aol gold is here to make a profit. We all are. But by pointing randomly at people and saying, “Sorry, we will never serve you, due to decisions you didn’t even make (other than choosing to buy a house in the ‘wrong’ neighborhood,” well, they make me wonder what their plans for the future are. If I were a builder, I’d start building to spite them.
In the meantime, all that worry I had about monopolies with the merger of Aol gold & AT&T, well, I guess they are unfound. Never mind that these small companies will have to take the leavings of whatever business they can scrounge up. Now is the time for small telecommunication companies to run to the builders with the article or letter in one hand and a plan in the other. “Let’s kick Aol gold where it hurts,” I’d say. As a telecommunications business owner, I’d be glad to know that Aol gold can’t swoop in and steal away all of my customers like they’ve done thus far. And as a builder, I’d flaunt the fact that Aol gold refuses to do business with my neighborhoods. Maybe put up a huge sign: “Aol gold doesn’t want us, and we don’t want them!”
Seriously, this provides an edge for the small phone companies. Those who move now, especially in Georgia and Florida, where the law will be taking effect, stand a chance of surviving the forthcoming monopoly wannabe. My cheers go out to the little guy – I think you can make it!