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It appears we have a new President and VP. If you were Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, how would you apply your project management tool box in the first 90 days of the presidency? What projects would you add to the project management office (PMO) for the f

It appears we have a new President and VP.

If you were Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, how would you apply your project management tool box in the first 90 days of the presidency? What projects would you add to the project management office (PMO) for the first year?  How would you use communication to help to bridge the gap in the USA so lasting good progress can be made.

Charles Long “Signs”

Instructions for Critical Response Papers
(1.5-2 pages single-spaced 12pt Times New Roman; Upload separate file for each response)
    Signs (Charles Long) pp. v-10; 139-170 (Response for each Chapter)

Supplemental Readings
    H.R 109 Resolution to Create a Green New Deal (
    Carmen G. Gonzalez, World Poverty and Food Insecurity in Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2015

1.    Identify and write a sentence or paragraph in the reading that made you stumble or caused a moment of aha. Describe why the particular sentence stuck out or caused a response in you. (Include the page number where the sentence is found)

2.    List and define (Using Gonzalez) words that are new to you

3.    Identify the thesis of this book, chapter, article, video or essay. What is the main argument of this text? (Include the page number where the thesis is found)Example: Author A argues that Christianity in southern states took on an economic emphasis due to the merchant class Christians who dictated its pro-slavery agenda, agrarian calendar-based religious activities, and tobacco worship.

4.    Identify some of the supporting claims and ideas of the text.  Make note of page numbers where claims may be found and include quotes from the text. Example: Author A lists three key points to support the argument. First

5.    List some of your points of contention. Example: Author A suggests X but does not show the connection between X and the alleged events that stem from it.

6.    How does this text inform your ministry/research interest and context?
7.    Generate a critical question you would like to ask the author.

Any topic (writer’s choice)

Employers of today focus on several types of performance appraisals. The below article discusses how more employers are shifting from the traditional numerical ranking system performance appraisals to a qualitative approach.

Read the article from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) by Dori Meinert, (2015)

Your supervisor has tasked you with creating a new performance appraisal system for your department. Your first step is to determine what criteria and competencies are to be evaluated.

Summarize your “new” performance appraisal and explain the criteria and competencies you selected. Justify your rationale for the areas youve selected.

Why will your new performance appraisal better assess and measure employees’ work performance?

What is your intended employee and organizational outcomes for your new type of appraisal? How would a fair and equitable performance appraisal increase motivation in your department? Justify and support your rationale.

Any topic (writer’s choice)

Overview: Business law impacts our everyday lives, both personally and professionally. Businesses enter contracts, manufacture goods, sell services and products,
and engage in employment and labor practicesactivities that must all adhere to certain laws and regulations. Recognizing and evaluating legal issues is a
fundamental skill that will help you navigate commercial relationships and avoid potential problems in the business world.

Prompt: Imagine yourself as a paralegal working in a law office that has been tasked with reviewing three current cases. You will review the case studies and
compose a short report for each, applying your legal knowledge and understanding of the types of business organizations. In each of the three reports, you will
focus on areas of law covered in this course. Case Study One focuses on the legal system, criminal law, and ethics.

Case Study One: Chris, Matt, and Ian, who live in California, have decided to start a business selling an aftershave lotion called Funny Face over the internet. They
contract with Novelty Now Inc., a company based in Florida, to manufacture and distribute the product. Chris frequently meets with a representative from
Novelty Now to design the product and to plan marketing and distribution strategies. In fact, to increase the profit margin, Chris directs Novelty Now to substitute
PYR (a low-cost chemical emulsifier) for the compound in Novelty Nows original formula. PYR is not FDA approved. Funny Face is marketed nationally on the
radio and in newspapers, as well as on the web and Facebook. Donald Margolin, a successful CEO and public speaker, buys one bottle of Funny Face over the
internet. After he uses it once, his face turns a permanent shade of blue. Donald Margolin and his company, Donald Margolin Empire Inc., file suit in the
state of New York against Novelty Now Inc. and Chris, Matt, and Ian, alleging negligence and seeking medical costs and compensation for the damage to his face
and business reputation. It is discovered that PYR caused Margolinsskin discoloration. The website for Funny Face states that anyone buying their product
cannot take Chris, Matt, and Ian to court. Novelty Nows contract with the three men states that all disputes must be brought in the state of Florida.

Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
A. Apply the rules of jurisdiction to the facts of this case and determine what jurisdiction(s) would be appropriate for Margolinslawsuit against Funny Face
and Novelty Now, respectively. Consider federal court, state court, and long arm principles in your analysis.
B. Assume all parties agree to pursue alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of two types of ADR appropriate for
this case. Be sure to define the characteristics of each in your answer.
C. Applying what you have learned about ADR, which type would each party (Funny Face, Novelty Now, and Margolin) prefer and why?
D. Apply concepts of criminal law and discuss whether or not corporations and/or corporate officers may be held liable for criminal acts.
E. Identify, per the classification of crimes in the text, any potential criminal acts by Funny Face and/or Novelty Now.
F. Assume the use of the emulsifier PYR, at the direction of Chris, is a criminal offense. Apply concepts of criminal law and discuss the potential criminal
liability of Funny Face, Chris, Matt, Ian, and Novelty Now. Include support for your conclusion.
G. Apply at least three guidelines of ethical decision-making to evaluate ethical issues within the case study.

Any topic (writer’s choice)

Mr. Russell is a 73-year-old Caucasian male who presents to your clinic with complaints of palpitations and intermittent light-headedness for approximately 1 month. He is currently being treated for hypertension and is taking HCTZ 25mg daily. He also is complaining of heartburn and belching after eating a large meal.

Vital Signs: B/P 159/95 (right arm), B/P 162/96 (left arm), HR 88, Resp. 22, Weight 99 kilograms (previous weight at last appointment 2 months ago was 95kg

Physical Exam:

Constitutional: Alert & oriented, well-developed.

Neck: No carotid bruit or JVD.

Heart: Regular rate without murmur or gallop.

Lungs: Slight crackles in RLL but otherwise clear to auscultation.

Abdomen: Soft, non-tender with + BS.

Legs: Left leg with moderate 3+ edema on RLE and leg 2+ edema on LLE.

Labs: NA 143mEq/L, CL 99 mmol/L BUN 18mg/dL, Hbg 15, TC 234 mg/dL, LDL 137 mg/dL, HDL 35 mg/dL, triglycerides 241mg/dL,

1. What are your treatment goals for Mr. Russell today?
2. What is your pharmacologic plan and rationale? (cite with appropriate clinical practice guidelines or scholarly, peer-reviewed journals)
3. What are five key patient education points based on your plan?
4. How would your plan change if your patient is African American?

Administration of Justice Organizations

This is a continuation of the Disciplinary Assignment Part 1. Students read the following journal articles found in the Reading and Study section of Module/Week 7.

Judge, Lisa A.  (November 2005).  Disclosing Officer Untruthfulness to the Defense: Is a Liars Squad Coming to Your Town?.  The Police Chief, 72(11). 
Serpas, Ronal, & Hagar, Michael.  (August 2010).  The Untruthful Employee: Is Termination the Only Response?.  The Police Chief, LXXVII(8).
Copyrights held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

Since 1963, a series of United States Supreme Court case decisions have clarified that in criminal cases, prosecutors must disclose to the defense evidence favorable to the defendant. This includes information that may be used to impeach the credibility of government witnesses, including law enforcement officers. These decisions mean that police officers who have documented histories of lying in official matters are liabilities to their agencies, and these histories may render them unable to testify credibly.
With this in mind, you are the Chief of Police of a municipality. Your Deputy Chief of Police advises you that one of your officers was investigated for inappropriate use of one of the computers in the patrol division. As a result of this internal investigation, it was determined that the officer used this computer to search pornographic web sites. When confronted with this allegation, the officer denied any knowledge of this incident. Upon further investigation, the computer crimes analyst determined that the officers logon password was used to enter the unauthorized web sites. The officer then admitted to his wrongdoing and stated it would never happen again. This officer has been with your organization for 15 years, and the only other disciplinary action taken against him was for being involved in an at fault traffic accident 10 years ago. As the Chief of Police, you must decide how you will handle this situation?
Write a professional memorandum outlining and explaining how you will handle this situation. What recommendations would you make?

Use the references listed below to assist and support you in your decision.
You must have at least 2.5 pages and should attach these new pages to Part 1, for a total of 5 pages. Therefore, in Module/Week 7 you will submit the entire Disciplinary Assignment with a title page, and a reference page citing the cases you used, and any outside references.
    Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963)
    Giglio v. United States, 405 U. S. 150 (1972)
    United States v. Agurs, 427 U. S. 97 (1976)
    Kyles v. Whitley, 514 U. S. 419 (1995)
    United States v. Bagley, 473 U. S. 667 (1985)

Administration of Justice Organizations

Creating Intelligence Systems in Corrections

How can communication be improved in an organization that is structured in a traditional bureaucratic form?
How might computerized communication be utilized to improve the effectiveness of communication in a bureaucratic organization?
How might computerized communication be ineffective?

Stojkovic, S., Kalinich, D., & Klofas, J. (2014). Criminal justice organizations: Administration and management. Cengage Learning.

Lesson plan for live lesson that allows collaboration

I need a lesson plan that follows the guidelines attached. There are two different sections to the lesson plan that is needed.  Please follow the guideline to the exact.  There are several key points that need to be addressed. 

The scenario that is a part of what you are doing (this is also on the directions for reference): Your students need opportunities to collaborate with each other, with you, and with others who may comprise their support system. To accomplish this, you will create a collaborative lesson plan,
using the template provided in the Supporting Materials section, which includes both a live discussion and a group-based project. The live lesson and the collaborative student project can scaold to support each other in the way you think best, but both pieces should cover the same topic. Select a specic topic that is appropriate for the grade level that you teach or intend to teach, and with which students may struggle.

This written assignment is a follow-up on two sources that will be attached below

Assignment Overview

This written assignment is a follow-up to your intensive study of both Reading One and Reading Two. In this paper, you will build upon your Rhetorical Summaries both articles by synthesizing them together. This synthesis discussion will result in an original idea or question which arises from the comparison and integration of the rhetoric and content of the two articles. The new thinking you generate about the post-millennial generation combined with the topic of focus in your chosen Reading Two will be your fresh, individual contribution to the larger global academic conversation about these topics, and can potentially start a new line of academic inquiry and research. Let your voice be heard!

Paper Requirements

For this assignment, you will write 4 paragraphs of about 150-175 words each so that your final paper is about 600-700 words long. You may go over a little, but the point of this paper is to keep your ideas brief. You CANNOT go under 600 words.

As source material for this synthesis paper, you will use both the Reading One and Reading Two articles, and the rhetorical summaries you have completed on these texts.

Paper structure:

PARAGRAPH ONE: Introduce the each general topic of Reading One and Reading Two, the big idea or subject that they share about the post-millennial generation. You should narrow the ideas in the articles down to one specific focus from the two readings. You want to clearly define the rhetorical situation in EACH article: the field(s) that this topic belongs to (like technology, economics etc), the audience (who might be interested in reading about/studying this topic), and the purpose (the author’s reason for writing it and why the audience might be interested in the text). Think about this paragraph as an overview in which you present the message/audience/purpose from the rhetorical triangle for both articles.

PARAGRAPH TWO: Present what the Reading One (“i-Gen: What You Should Know About Post-Millennial Students” by Beck & Wright) had to say about the post-millennial generation. What claim or questions does the article raise about this topic, and how do the authors address that claim or those questions? Somewhere in the paragraph, present one KEY (i.e. important/vital/pivotal) quote from the text to show what the authors are saying about this topic. Think of this as a condensed version of the claim. You should introduce the quote with the authors names and a verb, followed by the an MLA in-text parenthetical page number citation. Example: Kelley and Smith argued that “quote” (2). Then fully explain the quote (use at least as many words explaining the quote as the words in the quote).

PARAGRAPH THREE: Present Reading Two and how it relates to the first reading. You should approach this paragraph as adding to the information in the previous paragraphs. This is where you begin to use your synthesis skills (putting pieces together). Use transition words, especially words of comparison (similarity and conflict in link below), to show how this second article relates to the first. (See this link to transition words: (Links to an external site.)). Focus on how the claim and evidence/information this article extends the understanding of the topic from Reading One (the post-millennial generation), raises a question, or focuses on one aspect of this general topic you are discussing in this paper. Somewhere in the paragraph, you will present one KEY quote from the text to show what Reading Two adds to this conversation on this topic. Think of this quote as a condensed version of the claim of Reading Two.

PARAGRAPH FOUR: This is where you will present the insights, or “so what,” regarding the synthesis of information from the two texts. Begin this paragraph with a few sentences showing the new key findings from bringing the two articles together. That is, what was specifically learned by bringing the articles together in conversation? How does each article shed light on or relate to the content of the other? Then, move to the new* “thing” that can be concluded due to the synthesis of ideas and, ultimately, present any new, third concept that is discovered, or a question or direction for future research due to a “gap” in the understanding you found between the two articles. That is, when you bring those articles together, what is a new idea which is still unknown about the topic? Where can future research go? What do you think is interesting about this unknown direction?

*The new thing you find out is what is NEW TO YOU! Don’t worry about whether or not the idea is really new — if it’s new to YOU then it is new.


– Discussing articles by focusing on a narrow portion of the article

– Bringing two articles into conversation

– Incorporating quotes into the text

– Drawing conclusions

– Presenting a research question


– Minimum of 800 words (about 200 words/paragraph)

– MLA page formatting (including proper citations)

– Mostly clear of grammatical/mechanical errors

– Clearly presents the focused topic in the intro

– Presents your two readings

– One quote in paragraph 2 and one in paragraph 3

– Presents a research question/concept in the end

chapter 9

After reading chapter 9, please answer the following questions.

1. Brian, age 6, is in first grade. Ruthie, also age 6, is in first grade with Brian. One day at school, as Ruthie was going to sit down in a chair, Brian pulled the chair from underneath Ruthie. As a result of Brian pulling the chair, Ruthie fell and broke her hip. Ruthie’s father has filed a lawsuit on Ruthie’s behalf against Brian and his family for Ruthie’s injuries. Do you believe that Brian is liable?

2. BCG, LLC, d/b/a Brandons Savings Stores, Inc. (BCG), is an up and coming chain of retail savings stores. BCGs stores are comparable to a Dollar General crossed with an Ace Hardware store. BCG is headquartered in Nashville, TN and has 133 stores across the mid-south.

At store #34, which is located in Humboldt, TN, a customer recently fell on some water. Specifically, Susan came to the store in July in search of new bushes and flowers, as she was redoing her flower beds at her home. As she was walking to see some bushes in the front of the store, Susan slipped and fell on the wet concrete floor. She hit the back of her head on the concrete floor. Susan suffered a fractured skull and had a traumatic brain injury. After her brain injury, Susan lost her sense of smell and taste, which have yet to return.

The concrete was wet because an employee had recently watered bushes, trees, and flowers. BCGs policy is to water the bushes, trees, and flowers twice a day, which invariably results in water being on the concrete. As such, BCG has placed signs at both entrances to the garden section that state: Please watch for wet floors. Water may be on the floor. Use caution. Susan claims that she did not see the sign. Nor did Susan see the wet concrete because she was sending a text message on her phone.

Susan sues BCG for negligence. Explain who, in your opinion, prevails in this lawsuit.

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