create an informative work to help educate the public about the importance of parenting in child development.

The Parenting Project offers a series of free programs to help parents be more effective in raising their children. The following programs are offered at various locations throughout Clark County: 

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)
(for parents of children ages 2 through 11 years old)   
Build a more positive relationship with your children and deal positively, consistently and decisively with problem behaviors in this eight-session program.

Children do not attend this class. Available in Spanish.
 Stepping Stones Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)
(for familes who have a child ages 2-12 who has a disability)
Explore skills and strategies that promote positive behaviors making a difference in daily family life in this eight-session program.
Children do not attend this class.  Nurturing Parents and Families
(for parents of children ages 6 months through 4 years)

Promotes healthy and nurturing interactions between parents and their infants, toddlers, and preschool children offering skills to positively guide behavior, establish routines, manage stress and solve problems in this six-session program. 

Children do not attend this class. Available in Spanish.

BabyCare 
(for expecting or new parents with children ages birth through 6 months)
Expecting and new parents discuss new-parent topics like bonding, infant care, early development, health, safety and positively nurturing guiding and behavior in this six-session program.  

Children do not attend this class.
ABCs of Parenting
(for parents of children ages 5 through 10 years)
Parents explore strategies to promote development, encourage positive behavior, teach responsibility, and communicate effectively with children including talking about drugs, alcohol and other tough issues in this six-session program.  
Children do not attend this class. Available in Spanish.  
Staying Connected with Your Teen
(for parents and youth 11 through 17 years)
Families implement positive behavior approaches and use problem-solving and conflict resolution strategies that support and encourage youth development in this six-session program.  

Youth 11 and older may attend with parent/caregiver. Available in Spanish.  

Teen Triple P – (Teen Positive Parenting Program)
(for parents of teens 11 to 17 years)

Explore strategies to increase desirable teen behaviors and manage problem behaviors in a constructive and caring manner to reduce conflict and minimize risk taking behavior in this eight-session program.

Youth do not attend this class. Available in Spanish.

You will be focusing on parenting and the significance of parents in child development. In your assigned groups*, your task is to create an informative work to help educate the public about the importance of parenting in child development.

I was thinking we could focus on self esteem, well-being, future success, physical health, stuff like that so we have enough to write about.

Continue the work in the doc and complete a page.

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DEFINITION OF DATA ENCRYPTION

A DEFINITION OF DATA ENCRYPTION

Data encryption translates data into another form, or code, so that only people with access to a secret key (formally called a decryption key) or password can read it. Encrypted data is commonly referred to as ciphertext, while unencrypted data is called plaintext. Currently, encryption is one of the most popular and effective data security methods used by organizations. Two main types of data encryption exist – asymmetric encryption, also known as public-key encryption, and symmetric encryption.

THE PRIMARY FUNCTION OF DATA ENCRYPTION

The purpose of data encryption is to protect digital data confidentiality as it is stored on computer systems and transmitted using the internet or other computer networks. The outdated data encryption standard (DES) has been replaced by modern encryption algorithms that play a critical role in the security of IT systems and communications.

These algorithms provide confidentiality and drive key security initiatives including authentication, integrity, and non-repudiation. Authentication allows for the verification of a message’s origin, and integrity provides proof that a message’s contents have not changed since it was sent. Additionally, non-repudiation ensures that a message sender cannot deny sending the message.

THE PROCESS OF DATA ENCRYPTION

Data, or plaintext, is encrypted with an encryption algorithm and an encryption key. The process results in ciphertext, which only can be viewed in its original form if it is decrypted with the correct key.

Symmetric-key ciphers use the same secret key for encrypting and decrypting a message or file. While symmetric-key encryption is much faster than asymmetric encryption, the sender must exchange the encryption key with the recipient before he can decrypt it. As companies find themselves needing to securely distribute and manage huge quantities of keys, most data encryption services have adapted and use an asymmetric algorithm to exchange the secret key after using a symmetric algorithm to encrypt data.

On the other hand, asymmetric cryptography, sometimes referred to as public-key cryptography, uses two different keys, one public and one private. The public key, as it is named, may be shared with everyone, but the private key must be protected. The Rivest-Sharmir-Adleman (RSA) algorithm is a cryptosystem for public-key encryption that is widely used to secure sensitive data, especially when it is sent over an insecure network like the internet. The RSA algorithm’s popularity comes from the fact that both the public and private keys can encrypt a message to assure the confidentiality, integrity, authenticity, and non-repudiability of electronic communications and data through the use of digital signatures.

CHALLENGES TO CONTEMPORARY ENCRYPTION

The most basic method of attack on encryption today is brute force, or trying random keys until the right one is found. Of course, the length of the key determines the possible number of keys and affects the plausibility of this type of attack. It is important to keep in mind that encryption strength is directly proportional to key size, but as the key size increases so do the number of resources required to perform the computation.

Alternative methods of breaking a cipher include side-channel attacks and cryptanalysis. Side-channel attacks go after the implementation of the cipher, rather than the actual cipher itself. These attacks tend to succeed if there is an error in system design or execution. Likewise, cryptanalysis means finding a weakness in the cipher and exploiting it. Cryptanalysis is more likely to occur when there is a flaw in the cipher itself.

I’m working on a small assignment

Requirements are as follows

I have a SQL server 2016 table in which i have (ID, APP_ID, App_Name , P_Name, Date_Processed, and Encrypted_Data_Row) columns

Table structure:

USE [MasterInvDB]

GO

/****** Object: Table [dbo].[MasterInv] Script Date: 7/31/2020 4:31:15 PM ******/

SET ANSI_NULLS ON

GO

SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON

GO

CREATE TABLE [dbo].[MasterInv](

[ID] [int] NOT NULL,

[APP_ID] [int] NOT NULL,

[App_Name] [varchar](30) NOT NULL,

[P_Name] [varchar](30) NOT NULL,

[Date_Processed] [datetime] NULL,

[Encrypted_Data_Row] [varbinary](max) NULL,

PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED

(

[ID] ASC

)WITH (PAD_INDEX = OFF, STATISTICS_NORECOMPUTE = OFF, IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF, ALLOW_ROW_LOCKS = ON,ALLOW_PAGE_LOCKS = ON) ON [PRIMARY]

) ON [PRIMARY] TEXTIMAGE_ON [PRIMARY]

GO

I get XML file from 15 unique applications and each application has its own PGP or public/private keys.

Sample XML.

<ns0:MasterRec xmlns:ns0=”http://HISMaster.Inventory.com“>

<AppID>101</AppID>

<App_Name>CTMS</App_Name>

<P_Name>XORISXC</P_Name>

<Date_Processed>07312020</Date_Processed>

</ns0:MasterRec>\

Requirement is we have to encrypt the xml using the application specific key and insert to Encrypted_Data_Row column. ID column is auto generated , AppID, App_Name, P_Name, Date_Processed should be taken from the XML and insert to the table unencrypted before encrypting the XML and insert to Encrypted_Data_Row column.

If required you can create lookup tables to store the keys.

we have SQL Server 2016 and .net framework 4.6 with VS 2015 environment.

I’m looking for a C# component to do this or a SQL Stored procedure or a function is also fine . I need program for both encryption and decryption.

I want the best solution which can scale up or down in future

I can provide 2 PGP keys for 2 applications respectively.

I need clear explanation

Please let me know so that i can share the keys with passphrase for testing or you can create your own keys.

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contemporary business issues and main external factors affecting the organisation

hi there .. I need your help to write academic papers to pass CIPD LVL5of 3,900 words and consider writing the following:

1. The reference number at leas tis 10 ( doesn’t count in words ) / appendix if any

2. please avoid plagiarism and attached report clarify the percentage not to exceed 13 or 11%.

3.In the INTERMEDIATE ASSESSMENT sheet, the specifications and information( guidance ) to be written on should be taken into account in the Comments column in addition take into account the Assessment brief / activity in the required order for more explanation

4. At the end of the paper, I hope to write reflected statement about this course about 260 words they will not included in word count in research paper .

5. SWOT analysis is not allow to use it as written in ( evidence to be consider in CIPD assessment Activity )

6.use charts for explanation but words are don’t count .

&. Any work of paper instance is considered null ( as i attached CHR sample but do not copy it )

as attached ( form , 5CHR prompt sheet ( for better explanation ) , links for resources ,

7. take consider with every comments or guidance & 5CHR sample i’ll attache coz i reach maximum of uploading files

CIPD to watch Videos to explain assignments

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1WPD2837Ngy…

resources for CHR

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hECyRWgUT9…

to see presentation title ( 5CHR JA 10.07.20 )i couldn’t drag it for big size

https://drive.google.com/drive/search?q=JA%E2%80%8B

Key contemporary business issues and main external factors affecting the organisation and its impact on Human Resources (HR).

 

  • External factors – political, economic, social, technological, legal, environmental, competition and globalisation.
  • Impact on HR – remain compliant with the law, assist with changes in the economy, recruitment and retention.

How organisational and HR strategies and practices are shaped and develop.

  • Forces that are currently shaping the HR agenda – labour market, supply and demand, employment law, skill shortages, social inequality, competition, technology, climate change and demographics.

 

  • Different models of the HR function – Ulrich’s Four Role Model, HR Consultants and HR Generalists.
  • Strategies and Insights – flexibility in terms and conditions/contracts, high commitment working practices and building a culture that embraces change.

Business Analysis Tools: SWOT, PESTLE and Porter’s Five Forces.

Key stages in strategy formulation: Define the competitive strategy

Implement the strategies

Strategy evaluation

Strategic analytical model used for change management: McKinsey 7S Model

Role of HR in Strategy – help formulate and implement change management, environmental scanning, prepare and organise the teams, prepare employees for change and communicate the changes.

  • Role of HR in ethics and accountability – senior HR central in helping the organisation devise, implement and monitor all policies and procedures related to ethics.

Business performance evaluation: Traditional and modern indicators – Lewin’s Change Model, Benchmarking and Balanced Scorecard.

HR’s in role in change management – assess impact on organisation and measure impact of change.

Business data used for HR planning purpose:  Qualitative data – surveys and interviews.

Quantitative data – employee turnover and absenteeism.

Introduction

This report discusses business issues and the contexts of human resources by:

  • Identifying the key contemporary business issues and main external factors affecting the organisation and the impact this has on HR.
  • Explaining how organisational and HR strategies and practices are shaped and developed.
  • Identifying and responding to changes in the business environment.

 

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What sounds are you hearing?

Sound:

What sounds are you hearing? Talk about the instruments (and voices) of the musical genre/activity. What are they made of and what do they sound like? Are there any rules or restrictions surrounding these instruments, like who can play or when one can play? Can you comment on the texture and form of the music? Texture refers to layers of activity. How many musicians are present and how do they relate to one another? Form refers to how the music is organized and presented,. How long does a performance last and how are the melodies and rhythms arranged. Lastly, what does the music sound like to you, the outsider?

Behaviors:

What activities are associated with this musical genre/activity? What are people doing while this musical activity is happening? Is there a specific purpose or function surrounding this music, or is it just for enjoyment/entertainment? Does this musical activity have any behavioral restrictions regarding religion, age or gender? Is everyone participating communally or are the musicians/singers/dancers presenting music to an audience…. why? Lastly, can you draw any connections to musical behaviors in your life or culture?

Ideas/Conceptions:

What ideas or conceptions govern the sounds and behaviors of your chosen musical genre/activity? Why are people creating this music and why are people participating? Address ideas surrounding history, culture and musical evolution. Most musical genres throughout the world express indigenous and foreign, or outsider aspects. What traits are uniquely regional, or indigenous, and what traits are coming from an outside influence and why? Again, almost all music has a combination of both! How have politics, religion or human migration affected this musical genre/activity? Lastly, can you relate what you learned to your own life experiences?

To look at jazz’s preeminent players and albums, or its popular historical narratives, one would think a “Native American” had never picked up a horn. Indeed, finding Native Americanism in a so thoroughly African-American art form may seem offbeat even for jazz. Yet a “Native jazz” tradition does exist— has done so, in fact, since the early days of jazz.

That Native jazz exists shouldn’t really surprise us, given the common thematic ground (homesickness, hardship, heritage) between African and Native American cultures— given also the abundance of historical African-Native intersections, as established within extant African-Native American studies. Forbes was the first to consider such intersections, tracking them back into pre-colonial times. In his wake, Brennan et al established an African-Native literary canon reaching from animalist folklore to Alice Walker. In Brennan’s culturally oriented wake in turn, I outline and historicize here the African-Native musical form that is Native jazz.[1]

1930s-1960s

Back in the big band 1930s era, an immediate Native presence wasn’t forthcoming. True, one Mildred Bailey [tribe: Coeur d’Alene] was a preeminent jazz vocalist, known as nothing less than ‘Mrs. Swing’ (alongside her bandleader husband ‘Mr. Swing’ Red Norvo: appositely named, but no Native blood); but her background didn’t factor into her material. (Here, incidentally, are the Swings in performance.) But certain white composers sought to evoke Native America palpably in their compositions. Let me briefly explicate this crude “red jazz” via four pieces: ‘Song of India’ (Tommy Dorsey Orchestra); ‘Indian Love Call’ (Artie Shaw Orchestra); and ‘Redskin Rumba’ and ‘Cherokee’ (both Charlie Barnet Orchestra).

Native America, Jazz music

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TAX SCENARIO

SMITH FA

SMITH FAMILY’S 2019 TAX SCENARIO (A COMPREHENSIVE QUESTION!!)

Joseph L. Smith (age 45, Social Security number 145-26-9210) and Rita M. Smith (age 43, Social Security number 142-46-5108) are husband and wife. They live at 1650 Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615. David is a self-employed CPA and Rita is a third grade teacher. They have two children: Blake (age 5, Social Security number 310-51-2108) and Amelia (age 3, Social Security number 314-62-8924).

In 2019, Joseph earned $182,000 and Rita earned $46,000. The Smith family has medical coverage through the school system for which Rita works. As an employee, Rita had $9,500 of federal tax withheld, $2,300 of IL state tax withheld, and the required Social Security and Medicare taxes.

Joseph has an office with business expenses for 2019 as follows:

Item Amount
Office Rent $24,000
Office Supplies $8,000
Internet Charges $1,200
Phone System Charges $4,800
Advertising Expenses $1,800
Postage Charges $1,500
Audit/Tax Software Charges $20,000
Business Gifts $400

The advertising expenses included local newspaper advertisements, digital marketing, and direct marketing flyers. The business gifts were $40 gift certificates given to his 10 largest clients in appreciation for their business.

Joseph purchased a 2018 Honda Civic in 2018. In 2019, he drove 24,000 business miles and 6,000 personal miles, and uses the standard mileage method for tax purposes.

In 2019, Joseph made estimated quarterly federal tax payments of $18,000/quarter and estimated quarterly IL state tax payments of $3,000. All the payments were made within calendar 2019. Joseph also contributed $8,000 to his SEP account.

Rita bought various supplies for her classroom, but did not closely track expenditures and thus only wants to take the allowed educator expenses deduction. Her teacher’s license was also renewed in 2019 for $125.

Blake and Amelia are both in day care at the Riley Day Care Center at 1325 Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60612 (EIN 36-2875647). They are only in day care for 9 months of the year (weekly charge of $240.00/week), because Rita does not work during the summer.

In addition to the wages and expenses as detailed, the Smiths have the following documented income and expenses:

Item Amount
Interest income from CDs $1,800
Interest Income from Series EE $4,000
Government Bonds Mortgage Interest on Principal Residence $15,000
Property taxes on Residence $8,000
PMI Insurance Payments $3,000
Cash Charitable Contributions $2,500
Non-Cash Contributions (Used Clothing to Salvation Army) $350

The Smiths itemized deductions in 2018. The federal tax refund was $3,500 and the IL state tax refund was $600.

In addition, the Smiths own rental property (a “two flat” in Chicago) which they have rented out for the entire year. Total rental income was $30,000. Rental property related expenses were as follows:

Item Amount
Mortgage Interest on Rental Property $13,000
Property Tax $9,000
Repairs on Rental Units $2,600
Depreciation on Rental Units (using SL Depreciation) $3,500
Utilities $3,000
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MILY’S 2019 TAX SCENARIO (A COMPREHENSIVE QUESTION!!)

Joseph L. Smith (age 45, Social Security number 145-26-9210) and Rita M. Smith (age 43, Social Security number 142-46-5108) are husband and wife. They live at 1650 Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615. David is a self-employed CPA and Rita is a third grade teacher. They have two children: Blake (age 5, Social Security number 310-51-2108) and Amelia (age 3, Social Security number 314-62-8924).

In 2019, Joseph earned $182,000 and Rita earned $46,000. The Smith family has medical coverage through the school system for which Rita works. As an employee, Rita had $9,500 of federal tax withheld, $2,300 of IL state tax withheld, and the required Social Security and Medicare taxes.

Joseph has an office with business expenses for 2019 as follows:

Item Amount
Office Rent $24,000
Office Supplies $8,000
Internet Charges $1,200
Phone System Charges $4,800
Advertising Expenses $1,800
Postage Charges $1,500
Audit/Tax Software Charges $20,000
Business Gifts $400

The advertising expenses included local newspaper advertisements, digital marketing, and direct marketing flyers. The business gifts were $40 gift certificates given to his 10 largest clients in appreciation for their business.

Joseph purchased a 2018 Honda Civic in 2018. In 2019, he drove 24,000 business miles and 6,000 personal miles, and uses the standard mileage method for tax purposes.

In 2019, Joseph made estimated quarterly federal tax payments of $18,000/quarter and estimated quarterly IL state tax payments of $3,000. All the payments were made within calendar 2019. Joseph also contributed $8,000 to his SEP account.

Rita bought various supplies for her classroom, but did not closely track expenditures and thus only wants to take the allowed educator expenses deduction. Her teacher’s license was also renewed in 2019 for $125.

Blake and Amelia are both in day care at the Riley Day Care Center at 1325 Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60612 (EIN 36-2875647). They are only in day care for 9 months of the year (weekly charge of $240.00/week), because Rita does not work during the summer.

In addition to the wages and expenses as detailed, the Smiths have the following documented income and expenses:

Item Amount
Interest income from CDs $1,800
Interest Income from Series EE $4,000
Government Bonds Mortgage Interest on Principal Residence $15,000
Property taxes on Residence $8,000
PMI Insurance Payments $3,000
Cash Charitable Contributions $2,500
Non-Cash Contributions (Used Clothing to Salvation Army) $350

The Smiths itemized deductions in 2018. The federal tax refund was $3,500 and the IL state tax refund was $600.

In addition, the Smiths own rental property (a “two flat” in Chicago) which they have rented out for the entire year. Total rental income was $30,000. Rental property related expenses were as follows:

Item Amount
Mortgage Interest on Rental Property $13,000
Property Tax $9,000
Repairs on Rental Units $2,600
Depreciation on Rental Units (using SL Depreciation) $3,500
Utilities $3,000
Landscaping $500
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You are required to make one post to conduct both a formal and contextual analysis or your chosen work.

As mentioned in the syllabus, each of the three Contextual Analysis Discussions gets progressively more complex as your skills increase. For this second Contextual Analysis Discussion, you should make at least one original contextual analysis post and two comments to other posts for each module. Posts should be in full, grammatically correct sentences that create at least one solid response of at least 1200 words–make sure you include a word count. The word count does NOT include any headers or references section. All posts must be relevant to the assigned materials (although you may build upon previous knowledge from earlier weeks and include personal observations). Start by answering the prompt, and then build upon the prompt to consider your own perspectives and experiences. You MUST attach photos and web links to support your position. An important part of your grade for this assignment is to communicate with your classmates. Because this is intended to be your opportunity to discuss topics with your classmates, the professor/TA will generally refrain from commenting or actively participating in the discussions aside from reading and grading them.

Each of the two comments should be at least 400 words (include a word count) on two different classmates’ posts each module to receive full credit.

Posts: For this post, select one work of art (cinema, theatre, or dance) that has NOT been already analyzed or extensively discussed in the course readings or videos…part of the fun in learning about art is in DISCOVERING it!You are required to make one post to conduct both a formal and contextual analysis or your chosen work. Then, you will compare it to the work you selected in Module 1, the work you selected in Module 2, AND to any other work in Module 1 or Module 2 that was analyzed by another student in this class. This will give you FOUR works to discuss in this assignment:

  • One work of art you select from the mediums we discussed in this module (cinema, theatre, or dance) in which you conduct a formal and contextual analysis with social angles.
  • You then compare the work you chose in this module (cinema, theatre, or dance) with the work you chose in module 1 (two-dimensional art or three-dimensional art). This comparison will be a brief compare/contrast/ways of seeing between the two works.
  • Next, compare the work you chose in this module (cinema, theatre, or dance) with the work you chose in module 2 (architecture, literature, or music). This comparison will be a brief compare/contrast/ways of seeing between the two works.
  • Last, you compare the work you chose in this module to any other work analyzed in module 1 or 2 by a peer. Again, this comparison will be a brief compare/contrast/ways of seeing between the two works.

This process expands your skills of doing a contextual analysis by comparing works to each other.

In a narrative format, the post should contain the following elements:

  • Define and Identify: Brief information about the artist and work. For example, birth/death dates, place of birth or work, where work is displayed, name of work, medium of work, context for creation of work.
  • Experience and Appreciation: For example, where you found the work (website, another book, museum), what made you select the work, what about this work speaks to you.
  • Observe and Analyze: Use and underline three terms that were introduced in the module to observe/analyze your chosen work. Add any other relevant information to improve your paper.
  • Critique and Compare: Compare your work to the selections from Modules 1 and 2 and a peer’s. Consider the impact of the work on a particular social angle and/or the evolution of the media. Consider the impact of experiencing the work on your general outlook on the medium or appreciation of art.
  • Apply Social Angles AND Context: Identify at least one social angle from the list below that can be observed or analyzed as part of the work. Address how the social angle is connected to the work. Plus, a thorough contextual analysis of the historical, cultural, and social implications should be discussed.
    • race and ethnicity,
    • gender and sexuality,
    • class and highbrow/low,
    • colonialism, postcolonialism, place and regionalism,
    • nature (environment, ecology) and culture,
    • memory, history, generational identity,
    • food culture, and
    • body and mind

Students will be expected to define, identify, and apply at least three terms (underline them so I can quickly find them) from the module in the post. Make sure to underline the terms so that I can quickly identify them. College-level writing and mechanics are expected; however, the purpose of this assignment is to move from experiencing art to analyzing art to evaluating art. Make sure to include a references section at the end of every post, even if you only cite the lecture video. All in-text citations and references should be in MLA.

Comments: For each of the two comments, select a classmate’s post, read the post, critique the post, indicate your reaction to the chosen work, discuss a comparison work from the module or any other outside source that is similar to the work identified in the post, and either add personal commentary or pose a question to stimulate conversation.

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Given the SWOT analysis, the company’s target markets include existing pet owners and aspiring or new pet owners that have access o the internet.

Case Study 1 – Pets.com Inc.: The Rise and Decline of a Pet Supply Retailer

SWOT Analysis

Strengths

Pets.com had several strengths that would have worked to help the company move forward. Among them is that the company was the pioneer of pet online stores. It had come into business at a time when no other pet business had a similar operational model. As a result, the company had the ability to position itself as an industry leader and acquiring a substantial market share before the others embarked on adopting a similar model. Another strength emanated on the aspect that at some point Pets.com was partnering with Amazon.com. Amazon had started to build a name for itself, and featuring Pets.com on their website would have helped in substantial traffic redirect.

Weaknesses

The marketing strategy of Pets.com worked as a weakness for the company. The case study indicates that the management was accustomed to spending whatever was necessary to keep the company growing. There was the tendency to spend millions on advertising while selling products at a loss to help attain the targeted market share. This was a risky move since the approach meant that the company did not have sufficient if any cash reserves that would help in overcoming an unprecedented market shock. The losses do not auger well with the investors too.

Opportunities

The opportunities that Pets.com had included that of obtaining an increased market share. This opportunity had been presented by the fact that E-commerce was still young, and its growth prospects were promising. Easy access to the internet and other related products was pushing more people to indulge in online activities including shopping. If the company had positioned itself appropriately, it would have had the opportunity of capturing the new internet users.

Threats

The major threat that the company was facing was that of competition. Pets.com was facing competition from both brick and mortar pet businesses, and other online pet stores. Failing in one area would have been detrimental since the competitors would have taken advantage of the situation. In case the competitors offer products at a lower price, this becomes a major threat since most of the products are close substitutes. Given that E-commerce was still young at that time, the threat of new entrants was real too. This is because as more businesses venture, the more a company’s market share is likely to be affected negatively.

 

Question 2

Given the SWOT analysis, the company’s target markets include existing pet owners and aspiring or new pet owners that have access o the internet. Having access to the internet is paramount since the business is operating under E-commerce.

Existing Pet Owners

Positioning Statement: For existing pet owners with access to the internet, Pets.com is the pioneer of online pets’ stores that delivers all your preferred pet products at a lower cost because only Pets.com has sufficient knowledge in understanding what you really want.

Targeting existing pet owners that use the internet makes sense since this audience is already familiar with the pets industry. It is an audience that is already spending money for the sake of ensuring that their pets are well taken care of. This means that it would not take a lot to convince them to purchase products from the company so long as the products on offer have the ability to fulfil their needs. The position statement that has been used has tried to show that this target market already knows what it wants. Assuring them that they will always get what they want at a lower cost compared to other stores is likely to intrigue them into considering working with the company.

Aspiring Pet Owners

Positioning Statement: For aspiring pet owners with access to the internet, Pets.com is a pioneer of online pet stores that provides you with all the information that you need to know and guides you with the products that you ought to purchase because the company has sufficient knowledge in this industry.

There are people out there who aspire to become pet owners, but due to lack of some vital information, they are not yet ready to take the step forward. Some are indifferent since they are not sure on whether it is a daunting task or not. Seeing a company that can help them in making the decision and supports them along the way would help them in making up their mind. The positioning statement shows that the company is knowledgeable when it comes to matters related to pets and this would make this target audience to trust the company with the information that it will be providing.

 

Question 3

The objectives of the new marketing mix strategy will include building brand awareness, growing the market share and increasing the profits.

Brand awareness will make it possible for the company to position itself in the market. It will go a long way in ensuring that Pets.com ramps up customer loyalty. Acquiring new customers is usually a costly process, therefore, retaining customers and ensuring that they usually come back is vital for long-term business sustainability. The loyalty that comes with brand awareness comes with some level of security for the business due to repeat customer activities. Brand awareness can also be a relevant executive metric. Executives are usually looking for metrics that they can report to the board, shareholders and other relevant stakeholders as evidence that the company is operating successfully. This helps develop positive relations with these stakeholders.

Growing the market share will help the company to suppress the competition in the industry. When the market share is growing, it means that the company is not at the threat of being thrown out of business by the competitors since their presence does not bring much of an impact. The growth of market share will also help the company in taking advantage of the economies of scale. Larger businesses usually have the ability to get discounts by buying bulk hence getting favorable credit terms from suppliers. Another benefit comes with the perception that customers have regarding large businesses. There is always the perception that large businesses are more secure compared to small businesses hence implying that they can be relied upon for future businesses. As a result, the business will be able to sell more products to this market segment.

Increasing the profits, on the other hand, will help the company to attract more investors. A company that is earning continual profits is viewed as a potentially viable investment option since investors believe the probability of earning a favorable return on their investment is high. Increased profits also make it possible for business expansion. Pets.com will be able to open more warehouses in other demographic locations and add to its product mix so as to meet the needs of all the consumers. The expansion can also come regarding acquiring other businesses something that helps take care of existing competition.

 

Question 4

Pricing

Given the above objectives, the company should employ the tactic of using value-based pricing. Pricing is the key profit driver. Going with value-based pricing means that the company will not base its prices on the competitor or cost benchmarks. Here, the price is based on the customer value that the company creates. Customer value is the willingness of a customer to pay, and it is the total of the combined benefits that accrue to customers as a result of purchasing products from the company. This helps in creating a competitive advantage since consumers are likely to remain loyal and hence increase the market share hence boosting profits in the long-un.

Promotion

The promotional tactic that will be on use is that of advertising the company on varied platforms. Among the platforms to use are display ads, TV advertising and referral programs among others. Using varied programs ensures that the company reaches as many people as possible. This helps in creating awareness of the existence of the company’s products hence increasing the potential of making sales. Instigating effective public relations under the promotional prospects also helps in enhancing customer loyalty. This works in acquiring a substantial market share in the long-run.

Place

The company’s point of sale will be through the website. The business is targeting internet users, and the promotional strategies in use will help in pushing this forward.  Given the case study, E-commerce is not yet saturated hence commanding a significant market share will be feasible. It is all about being strategic and getting ahead of the competition.

Product

The tactic here will be indulging in a variety of products. Different pet owners prefer different products for various reasons. As a result, making these products available will accord them a favorable customer experience. To identify the products that are going to be offered, the company will undertake a survey among the existing pet owners. Stocking products for the sake of it without assessing the market will result in them being obsolete. Being able to cater for the needs of most if not all pet owners will help the company in attaining desirable market share hence substantial profits.

 

Directions for Case Report and Discussion:

  1. Think of you as a consultant brought to investigate the problem and provide recommendations.
  2. The report quality should mirror a briefing that you would submit to a senior officer in the company- state the problem/issue company is facing, factors that influence the situation, alternate solutions, impact of each alternative and your recommended solution with justification.
  3. Questions at the end of the case are provided to guide you thru the case. Do not submit the report in a Q & A format. Make sure to weave the responses to questions in the report.

Case Question:

  1. Describe the situation faced by Wainwright when she joined Pets.com as CEO.
  2. Should Wainwright have offered a shareholding position to Amazon.com? Assess the rationale behind this decision. What were the advantages and disadvantages of having Amazon.com as a partner?
  3. Pets.com’s growth strategy relied on heavy spending on market communication and low pricing. Critically appraise this strategy. What alternatives did Wainwright have?
  4. Do you think the creation of a brand icon, such as the sock puppet, was an effective strategy for drawing customers to the Pets.com website?
  5. Overall, what do you think are the main reasons for Pets.com’s failure in the market? How would you have done things differently?

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Examine the health-illness continuum and discuss why this perspective is important

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Research the health-illness continuum and its relevance to patient care. In a 750-1,000 word paper, discuss the relevance of the continuum to patient care and present a perspective of your current state of health in relation to the wellness spectrum. Include the following:

  1. Examine the health-illness continuum and discuss why this perspective is important to consider in relation to health and the human experience when caring for patients.
  2. Explain how understanding the health-illness continuum enables you, as a health care provider, to better promote the value and dignity of individuals or groups and to serve others in ways that promote human flourishing.
  3. Reflect on your overall state of health. Discuss what behaviors support or detract from your health and well-being. Explain where you currently fall on the health-illness continuum.
  4. Discuss the options and resources available to you to help you move toward wellness on the health-illness spectrum. Describe how these would assist in moving you toward wellness (managing a chronic disease, recovering from an illness, self-actualization, etc.).The individual’s state of health is one of continual change.He moves back and forth from health to illness and back to health again. His condition is rarely constant. He may wake up feeling great, develop a headache mid-morning, and feel fine again by noon.

    The health-illness continuum (see figure 1-1) illustrates this process of change, in which the individual experiences various states of health and illness (ranging from extremely good health to death) that fluctuate throughout his life.

    Figure 1-1. The health-illness continuum.
    Figure 1-1. The health-illness continuum.

    As we previously stated, health, just as life itself, is a process of continual change. And we must continually adapt to these changes in our lives in order to maintain good health and well-being. It is our adaptation or response to that change, rather than the change itself, that affects our health.

    For example, two students just found out about a big test tomorrow, for which they are completely unprepared. One student responds to this stressful situation (stressor) by going home, getting his books out, and starting to study. The other student breaks out into a sweat, and spends most of the evening fretting over this outrage and imagining what will happen to him if he doesn’t pass the test. No doubt, this student is doing more damage to his health than is his friend. And, considering the time and energy he is expending on worrying (and not studying), he may experience even more stress when they receive their grades!

    Adaptation and effective functioning, even in the presence of chronic disease, can be considered a state of wellness. A person may be in perfect physical condition, but feel too tired and “blue” to go to work, while his co-worker, a diabetic, is at work, functioning fully and accomplishing his job. Which of these two people is at a higher level on the health-illness continuum?

    Examples of the Continuum

    The continuum can be visualized many different ways, but here are a few examples:

    The illness-wellness continuum was first imagined by Dr. John W. Travis in 1972.

    The wellness paradigm spans the entire length of the continuum, since this is the direction our patients must be facing in order to achieve high-level wellness. The treatment paradigm, however, only leads patients to the neutral point or, in other words, a non-illness state.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Benchmark Information

This benchmark assesses the following competency:

RN-BSN

5.1. Understand the human experience across the health-illness continuum.

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History of the renaissance

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part1:

From Darkness to Light: The Renaissance Begins

During the Middle Ages, a period that took place between the fall of ancient Rome in 476 A.D. and the beginning of the 14th century, Europeans made few advances in science and art.

Also known as the “Dark Ages,” the era is often branded as a time of war, ignorance, famine and pandemics such as the Black Death.

Some historians, however, believe that such grim depictions of the Middle Ages were greatly exaggerated, though many agree that there was relatively little regard for ancient Greek and Roman philosophies and learning at the time.

Humanism

During the 14th century, a cultural movement called humanism began to gain momentum in Italy. Among its many principles, humanism promoted the idea that man was the center of his own universe, and people should embrace human achievements in education, classical arts, literature and science.

In 1450, the invention of the Gutenberg printing press allowed for improved communication throughout Europe and for ideas to spread more quickly.

As a result of this advance in communication, little-known texts from early humanist authors such as those by Francesco Petrarch and Giovanni Boccaccio, which promoted the renewal of traditional Greek and Roman culture and values, were printed and distributed to the masses.

Additionally, many scholars believe advances in international finance and trade impacted culture in Europe and set the stage for the Renaissance.

Medici Family

The Renaissance started in Florence, Italy, a place with a rich cultural history where wealthy citizens could afford to support budding artists.

Members of the powerful Medici family, which ruled Florence for more than 60 years, were famous backers of the movement.

Great Italian writers, artists, politicians and others declared that they were participating in an intellectual and artistic revolution that would be much different from what they experienced during the Dark Ages.

The movement first expanded to other Italian city-states, such as Venice, Milan, Bologna, Ferrara and Rome. Then, during the 15th century, Renaissance ideas spread from Italy to France and then throughout western and northern Europe.

Although other European countries experienced their Renaissance later than Italy, the impacts were still revolutionary.

Directions: Before completing this assignment make sure to have read The Malleus Maleficarum and explored the Selections from the Book of Magical Charms (Links to an external site.) available at the Newberry Library. Answer the following questions in 1-2 full paragraphs:

1) What types of spells are included in this Book of Charms? Did some of them strike you as strange? Why?
2) What sort of elements/things/materials are used in the spells? (give examples)
3) Did you notice that some spells contain Christian prayers to God and other Christian figures? Why do you think this is the case?
4) What are our modern ideas about witches and witchcraft? How can this Book of Magical Charms tell us about Early Modern Witchcraft that contradicts our modern views and beliefs about witches?

Outcome: The purpose of this assignment is to allow students to experience first-hand an object related to the history of witchcraft. This will allow them to think critically about witchcraft in the early modern world to dispel the myths about witches that have shaped our modern ideas about them.

PART2:

Directions: After interacting with “Galileo and Space Exploration (Links to an external site.)” and reading The Trial of Galileo, imagine yourself as Galileo’s defense lawyer in 1633. With the knowledge of all his discoveries write a 1-2 paragraph counter-argument against the Catholic Church’s accusations against Galileo. Consider the following question when writing your response: Do Galileo’s discoveries provide a foundation for the modernization of Europe or the world?

Outcome: The purpose of this final assignment will allow you to understand how powerful institutions like the Catholic Church reacted to the changes we have been discussing in class (of the Renaissance and the Reformation), and to understand whether these launched Western Europe into modernity.

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introduction economic data analysis

ECON 2370 Homework 5

  • Out of 100 points.
  • Turn in one pdf file. Other file formats will not be accepted.
  • Answer all questions inside this document and in the same order. Questions answered out of order will not be graded. All questions should appear in the homework.
  • Copy&Paste tables/graphs from R below each question. You will need to delete blank lines as you do this. Be careful not to delete any questions or change the format of the number list.
  • There is a penalty for up to 10 points for not following any of the instructions above

A Dataset on Birth Weight (60 points)

Please find attached the North Carolina Birth Records (birthnc.csv) and the pdf file describing each variable name (birthnc_desc.pdf). This dataset contains birth records in North Carolina in 2001 that statistician John Holcomb selected from the North Carolina State Center for Health and Environmental Statistics.

Each question below asks you to calculate a statistic for a variable. I give you an example code for a different variable than the one asked. You need to modify the code to get the statistics for the variable that the question asks. Change the variable name, the chart title, etc.

  • Show the descriptive statistics.
  • Calculate a 90% confidence interval for birth weight (BirthWeightOz).
  • Is there an association between mother’s age (MomAge in X axis) and birth weight (BirthWeightOz in Y axis)?
  • Is smoking associated with low-weight births (Low)? Show a two-way frequency table with Smoke in rows and Low in columns displaying the column percentages. Copy and paste the table here. Format the table by adding a title and changing the lables of the variables so it is not just showing a “0” and “1” . Do not forget to answer the question (5p).

# R code

attach(birthnc)

summary(birthnc)

# R code example. 95% Confidence interval for mother’s age (MomAge).

# You must change the variable of this code to answer question #2.

t.test(MomAge, alternative = “two.sided”, mu = 0, conf.level = 0.95)

a)Draw a scatterplot to show visually if there is any relationship.

b)Add a fitted line.

c)Calculate the correlation coefficient.

d)Comment on the correlation.

# R code example. Scatterplot between Weeks (X axis) and BirthWeightOz (Y axis)

# You must change the variable and title of this code to answer question #3.

plot(Weeks, BirthWeightOz, main=”Weeks and Birth Weight(oz)” )

# R code example. Adds the fitted line in color red

abline(lm(BirthWeightOz~Weeks), col=”red”)

# R code example. Calculates the correlation between Weeks and BirthWeightOz

cor(Weeks, BirthWeightOz)

# R code example:

# Is smoking associated with premature births (Premie)?

# You must change the variables of this code to answer question #4.

# Two-way frequency between Smoke (Rows) and Premie (Columns)

table1 <- table(Premie, Smoke)

table1

# Two way frequency with column proportion of “table1”

ptable <- prop.table(table1, 2) # Column proportions

ptable

z-Test: An additional p-value Question

  • In a study entitled How Undergraduates Use Credit Cards, it was reported that undergraduate students have a mean credit card balance of $3173 (Sallie Mae, April 2009). This figure was an all-time high and had increased 44% over the previous five years. Assume that a current study is being conducted to determine if it can be concluded that the mean credit card balance for undergraduate students has continued to increase from the April 2009 report. A sample of 180 students showed a sample mean credit card balance of $3325. Based on previous studies, use a population standard deviation of . Test the null hypothesis .
    • Show the five steps of hypothesis testing using the critical value approach at the 5% significance level.
    • What is the p-value? What do you conclude using the p-value approach.
  • The mean annual premium for automobile insurance in the United States is $1503 (Insure.com website, March 6, 2014). Being from Pennsylvania, you believe automobile insurance is cheaper there and wish to develop statistical support for your opinion. A sample of 25 automobile insurance policies from the state of Pennsylvania showed a mean annual premium of $1440 with a standard deviation of s = $165. Test the hypothesis that mean annual premium in Pennsylvania is lower than the national mean annual premium. That is, test .
    • Use the critical value approach to test the hypothesis at . Show the five steps. What is your conclusion?
    • Using the table for the t-distribution, what is the range for the p-value?
    • Using the p-value approach, show the decision rule and conclude.
  • The national mean annual salary for a school administrator is $90,000 a year (The Cincinnati Enquirer, April 7, 2012). A school official took a sample of 25 school administrators in the state of Ohio to learn about salaries in that state to see if they differed from the national average. Suppose you have a sample data for 25 Ohio administrators showing a mean salary of $85,272 and a standard deviation of $11,039. Test to determine whether the population mean annual administrator salary in Ohio differs from the national mean of $90,000. That is, test
    • Show the five steps of the critical value approach to test the null hypothesis. Use .
    • Repeat the preceding hypothesis test using the p-value value approach. (Show steps 4 and 5 only.)
  • Develop an appropriate hypothesis test such that rejection of will support the conclusion that a smaller proportion of American families own stocks or stock funds in 2012 than 10 years ago. (Answer, )
  • Confirm that we can use the standard normal distribution as an approximation to the test statistic for a population proportion. That is, confirm that and .
  • Use the critical value approach to test the hypothesis at the 1% significance level. Show the five steps.
  • Repeat the exercise using the p-value approach.

t-Test: Hypothesis Test About Population Mean with Population Standard Deviation () Unknown:

z-Test: Hypothesis Test about Population Proportion:

Ten years ago, 53% of American families owned stocks or stock funds. A sample of 300 observations collected by the Investment Company Institute indicate that the percentage is now 46% (The Wall Street Journal, October 5, 2012).

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