Monday, January 20, 2020

Economic Theories Applied to the New Economy Essay -- Sony Economics B

Economic Theories Applied to the New Economy Discuss the extent to which the economic theories in the Market’s Reader can be applied to the â€Å"New Economy†. (50 marks) A) Discuss the extent to which the economic theories in the Market’s Reader can be applied to the â€Å"New Economy†. (50 marks) In this question, I will define the old and new Economy, then I will mention the main characters of New Economy and what is different between new and old Economy. After that, I will discuss the role of knowledge, innovation, and individual creative and competitive as the primary resource needed to create economic wealth. Then, I will discuss Innovation reduce costs and improve product quality and how advances technology achieve the cost reduction and reserve the economic scale in good level. finally I will Study the Economic theories in market reader, clearifing how it could use and ably in the new economy. It may be helpful to describe the â€Å"old economy† before I talk about the â€Å"new economy.† From around 1938 to 1974, the economy was built on a manufacturing base geared toward standardized production (It was manual labor) (1). It was organized into stable, hierarchical and generally autocratic organizations. These organizations achieved a competitive edge in the market by making standardized products faster and more economically. They focused on incremental cost reductions and a national marketplace. This is how success and prosperity were achieved in most courtiers, examples of type of organization could be found in textile and steel mills. This economic order began breaking down between the mid-1970s and the early 1990s. The crisis included both textiles and steel in a period of transition from the old economic order to the new one. a lot of countries loss their competitive edge because other countries were making things faster and cheaper. The cheap labor which had brought industries to the South was being very cheap. At the same time, workers also began wanting a higher standard of living, wanting cars, televisions, washing machines, better clothes and homes, wanting a chance to educate their children. Text Box: source: http://www.calumet.purdue.edu/management/hrm_sum.htmlThe new economy is emerging as a knowledge- and idea-based economy. In this new economy, the key to success and prosperity is the extent to which t... ...er design and high prices. The year also marked the company's restructuring of its sales and distribution channels. In addition to the existing structures based on product categories, a new organization was set to be established, that would focus exclusively on mass-retailers, in an attempt to foster close knitted relationships and improve communications with its consumers. The strategies that Sony must continue to pursue are: it must keep itself ahead of the change curve. In order to do so, the company must be able anticipate the direction of the change. Second, it must be able to focus and make the change happen. Also, Sony as a company needs to redefine itself from a business perspective, demonstrating that Sony is a consumer electronics products company, not a gaming company. For the market of consumer electronics is an ever-growing market and will always be significantly greater than the target market for games, which only includes a small segment consisting mainly of children and teenagers. However, from a holistic point of view, Sony should strengthen and maximize the brand value of its core sectors- electronics, games and content (music and picture).

Sunday, January 12, 2020

The Creation of Heavy Metal and Its Effect on Society

â€Å"Heavy Metal music's influence on society is really profound. Most people don't realize this, but Heavy Metal has spawned an entire subculture, with millions worldwide who can call themselves Heavy Metal fans. It is more than just aggressive music; it is an obsession and a way of life for a staggering amount of people† (Dunn 2008). Anthropologist, Sam Dunn documented how Heavy Metal has changed lives and societies across the globe. Heavy Metal music is a way of art, and how humans show what they see in society and translate it through a very artistic and creative way, which is the music itself†(Dunn 2008). â€Å"Human nature would argue for this scenario. Humans are influenced by conditions in their environment and react, whether physically, emotionally, or in this case, creatively† says sociologist of DePaul University (Deena Weinstein). This does not rule out the fact that artistic output created by humans can go back and in turn be an influence on society. By looking at some examples both historic and current, you can observe this process and how it has affected our world. (Weinstein 2005) Metal Music affects the world and Teen society in many diverse ways, whether it be by fashion, politics, religion, lyrical aspirations, and simply bringing people together. John Lennon was one of those people to bring peace by music, he went on a hunger strike for a week to promote piece all around the world with music, and he was not just recognized for doing this but many other inspirational acts with music. Through music, artists, bands and so on, speak of things going on in the society around you. Origin of Heavy Metal In the gritty streets of Birmingham, UK 1970, where Black Sabbath, took music too a more darker and sinister place, there was a man named Tony Iommi, who together with the well known Ozzy Ozbourne, formed a band and started the era of Heavy Metal. The first album they produced was self titled – Black Sabbath. Research shows that the Tri-Tone (Blue scale) is the devils note, which was used in the also self titled track â€Å"Black Sabbath†, claimed by Cannibal Corpse guitarist Alex Webster in â€Å"Metal, A Headbangers Journey (2008) â€Å"This note, in the Middle Ages, was forbidden because if its thought up relationship with the devil, towns folk believed that this â€Å"Tri-Tone† summoned the devil, thus explaining why it was forbidden†(Ezrin 2008). In the middle Ages, sorcerers used this Tri-Tone to summon the beast and cause havoc amongst the villagers who were ignorant and scared of heavy sounds. As Black Sabbath’s music spread through out the U. K, people from all over the world started to react to this new heavier style of music and became influenced, such as Led Zepplin, Deep Purple, Rainbow, and many more bands all over the world became interested and incorporated Heavy Metal to their personas and musical ways. Anthropologist Sam Dunn: Metal, A Headbangers Journey (2008) and also past Heavy Metal band member says that â€Å"There’s an on going battle in heavy metal to be more heavier and evil than the band that came before you, this has kept me into metal all these years† Competition plays a great part in Heavy Metal, which is also a great factor that spread Heavy Metal world wide and turned it into many now known Heavy Metal sub genres per say. As Heavy Metal started to grow in the 70’s, band after band tried to sound heavier than the last band which is how these â€Å"sub genres† of metal, like I stated earlier, came to be. The teens in that era, noticed this, â€Å"competition† and many teens started and incorporated, Heavy Metal to their own bands and were so influenced by this music, that it made teens in this society more hardworking and also up for a challenge. Musical Roots The classical roots of heavy metal were fairly obvious (Ezrin 2008), most of the really good practitioners were fans of dark powerful music, and for example Beethoven was one of them. Beethoven had created great classical music that incorporated heavy bass music and powerful orchestral sound waves, which are great assets to Heavy Metal that traced Classical music to Heavy Metal roots. Heavy Metal has another musical ancestor which is The Blues. (Morton, Blythe, from Lamb of God 2001), stated that the guitar is an African instrument, and the Guitar was used in slave music, and influenced the Blues and Heavy Metal now in today’s music. In the movie: Metal, A Headbangers Journey, The director and producer/ anthropologist Sam Dunn, interviews many Heavy Metal Pioneers such as Toni Iommi, Ozzy Ozborne, Ronnie James Dio, Rob Zombie, and they all claim to say that The Blues and Jazz classical type music were influential in their music. Environment and the Effect Towards Teen Society â€Å"It comes down to growing up in a rundown place, full of poverty, hopelessness, scumbags and assholes, that make your life hell and get you bottled up inside, then that’s when the music comes in and sets you free. † states (Taylor, of Slipknot2005). Music takes a maximum effect in everyone’s lives, Heavy Metal for many, claims that this musical genre sets them free and sets them in a straight forward positive mind set due to the message that some Heavy Metal artists send. James â€Å"Munky† Shaffer bassist for the band â€Å"Korn† says in an interview, that as a teenager, the environment he grew up in was based on drug abuse, violence, problems at home and death. â€Å"I found salvation through Heavy Metal, it influenced me to stay positive, grab an instrument and just jam out and let all the negativity out and let the positive and creative stuff flow in you know? Ha-ha, look at me now, I am in my mid 20’s and part of a great well known band selling out everywhere and loving it, all thanks to Metal! †(Shaffer2008). Rob Zombie, (White Zombie, Movie Director), – Revolver magazine, June 2009 said that â€Å"Metal is a life style, it’s your life style, people listen to what they listen too but in the end, what you listen too defines who you are. † Heavy Metal is like mine and any other metal heads own world. The music tells you to stick to your guns and stay strong and positive, (Dickinson 2008). Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden was one of the worlds most influential Heavy Metal band of the late 70’s- 80’s that helped pioneer this musical genre. Heavy Metal Archive (2001-20011) stated that â€Å"It gives them an alternate universe, it gives them a life of imagination through which they can view music and be influenced by many things the world and their society has to offer them. † Metal does impact children nowadays in this young society, and makes them aware of what’s going on in the world such as, wars, politics, corruption and genocide and inequality. The Message through Different Methods & Styles Politically Impacting the Media/Society Dee Snider of the Heavy Metal band Twisted Sister- was attacked by many parental groups and the (P. M. R. C) also known as the Parents Music Resource Center (1984) about censorship in Heavy Metal bands (Music in general). Sam Dunn, stated in his Documentary; Metal: A Headbangers Journey, that in 1984, Heavy Metal met its first organized attack and many bands were put in â€Å"The Filthy Fifteen†. Twisted Sister were not the only band censored and put on â€Å"The Filthy Fifteen† but Many Heavy Metal bands such as W. A. S. P, Judas Preist, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, AC/DC, Venom, and Heavy Metal Pioneers Black Sabbath were amongst those â€Å"Filthy Fifteen† These bands were put in â€Å"The Filthy Fifteen† by the â€Å"Parents Music Resource Center (1984)† because their music was deemed offensive and violent. The P. M. R. C rated songs according to the following: 1. X= Profane or sexually explicit, 2. O= Occult, 3. D/A= Drugs or Alcohol, 4. V= Violence and 5. Sac= Sacrilegious. Although the lyrics in Twisted Sister’s song â€Å"Were Not Gonna Take It† talked about standing up for your rights and never giving up, the video was censored as violent which led them into â€Å"The Filthy Fifteen† by the P. M. R. C. It must have been upsetting to the band members that their music is being prohibited to teens that in society look for he lp and sanctuary in music. Music that is inspirational should not be banned to teens because it can affect their social mental lives. Due to the fact that the P. M. R. C censored Twisted Sister’s enthusiastic, stand up for your self, keep going on music, children were unable to buy their music and listen to what they wanted to hear. Music is a way of life, as I always say and everyone needs it in their daily personal lives to get by, whether they are down, lonely, happy, and or just out of mind and ready to loose it. You can not help to imagine how many youths rebelled against parents because of this cause and made them unable to listen to music that appealed their ears, and helped them get by in life’s daily struggles and challenges. Religion and Satanism Many Metal artists used religious symbolism in their music. For example when up and rising band Venom (1983) came out on stage with satanic pentagrams, gory live performances, and brutal satanic lyrics, many people were scared. In that era, Satanism was well known but only in secluded parts of Norway. As venom and many other bands such as Slayer(1983-present) went on stage and vulgarly scared the non-metal community, people and many other religious groups as well, started to ban there shows, and music all over the world. The media started to engage in a non stop attack of releasing ideas that these bands were satanic, insane, and inappropriate content for teens, and that they should be socially declined to the public. (Dunn2008) This however did not stop the bands from releasing their music, being less graphic, and selling out shows. Nor did it stop teens from tuning in to their music and impacting their religious views and life’s. Slayer, created masterpiece after masterpiece of brutal Satanic, Anti-Christian, war related, lyrics and album covers that there were literally protests at their shows by religious groups because teens were so xcited and appealed at this new style of musical art, and parents thought their children were being manipulated and brainwashed to do bad and in the end hurt and destroy their life’s and their social backgrounds. They also manifested an idea that Slayer (1983) were Satanists, when in fact they were just trying to shock the audience and gain more fans. H aving the mindset of Slayer being Satanists, they also thought up the idea that Metal Music was the doing of the devil. And that those teens were heading towards a path of destruction and anti- religious acts in their society, like burning churches down. Slayer, to defend themselves stated, â€Å"We consider what we do art, and art can be a reflection of society, and we are simply just picking up the dark reflections, and manifesting them to the world† (Araya2008) Norwegian Black Metal bands certainly do live up to Satanism, (Dunn2008). Norway is an isolated country in northern Europe in which 87% of Norway’s population belongs to The Lutheran State Church, and yet strangely their most cultural export is Satanic Black Metal (Rasmussen 2008). Because many Satanists in Norway have a grudge against the Christian religion, due to conflicts and clashes between Vikings thousands of years ago (Rasmussen2008), there was a series of arsons. A man by the name of Varg Vekernes, and along side of him to help was a man named Jorn Tunsberg, set out a quite discrete plan to burn down some of the oldest churches in Oslo, Norway. They were convicted of arson on multiple counts and both were sentenced to prison. Because of these satanic acts in Norway due to Black Metal and what it symbolized for these men, people of all over the world started to react in an eruptive way towards the Metal community. The parents now have reason to believe that children’s musical interests could indeed affect the society in which their kids lived in and cause harmful behavior for generations to come. Death and Violence Death has played a major role in Metal Music. Since Metal Music spawned from dark imagery and horrific violence and brutal lyrics, a sub genre emerged known as Death Metal. Death Metal was built up on Thrash Metal and Black Metal, which consisted of machine gun guitars and fast passed drumming, with guttural vocals, also with a little twist of bloody gore and violence, Death Metal was created. Cannibal Corpse, along with Death, were the first bands among many Death Metal bands to use gory imagery. Cannibal Corpse was known for producing horrific album art. Cannibal corpse(1985) 3 first albums are banned in Germany, New Zealand, and Korea due to very gory and graphic album art also horrific lyrics related to murder. (Slagel2008). Rose Dyson(2008) states that there is evidence to state that the average person these days sees more violence through popular culture that would occur in real life, and this also has been marketed in many essences, particularly in teenage society and disrupts the teenage mind into murder, suicide, corruption and drug abuse as a conflict resolution. Manny bands have been set for trial over the past 20 years, such as Judas Preist, Slayer, Slipknot, Cannibal Corpse and Marilyn Manson, due to suicides and murders all because Metal Music has been stereotyped as devil music and everything else you have read thus far in this research paper. A main reason, as to why Metal Music and these bands have been blamed as the cause to many teen deaths, is because of their lyrics. Most Metal bands have an image they portray whether it is evil, Blasphemy related, or just simply vulgar. It is crazy to argue that there is a relationship between the imagery in Metal and some teen suicides and acts of violence. (Klosterman2008). The most powerful predictor of whether someone will commit suicide is the feeling of helplessness (Kahn2008). No one listens to Heavy Metal in order to feel helpless, they listen to Heavy Metal in order to feel empowered and connected with other people, and that may be empowered through a song that’s about suicide that makes you realize your not alone. And your not helpless and other people are going through the same thing; you don’t need to kill yourself! Human society should realize this because blaming such horrific incidents other people cause to themselves should not be blamed on people who are merely making art in their own personal ways, such as these bands. As the media and such sources uproar and release these serious issues about teen suicide and their causes, all over the world, parents should focus on Teen Society and how teens learning and hearing these issues of teen suicide may affect them personally. Teen youth does get affected by seeing this media provided information because it somewhat brainwashes them into thinking that music of such sorts leads them into suicide and disruptive mayhem. When they grow older they judge other teenagers amongst their societies and start labeling them.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Personal Views On Personal Interests - 1259 Words

The thought of incorporating personal interests in traditional academic studies is certain to conjure images of an exciting and creative learning environment. These images can leave individuals with a different perception of what true academic structure may be. For American author Gerald Graff, re-developing traditional academic courses to attract personal learning styles is the best way to gain the interest of students and increase their ability to retain knowledge. In contrast, traditional educators argue that learning is best accomplished through academic resources and successfully fulfilling core requirements. By ignoring the complex relationship between personal interest and academic knowledge, traditional educators negatively impact academia by rejecting the opportunity to develop a diverse and creative student population, isolating students that lack academic knowledge and dismissing effective techniques that have educational merit in augmenting critical thinking skills. 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Friday, December 27, 2019

Diversity at Workplace as the Composite of Versatility and Commonalities Free Essay Example, 3000 words

In an organizational culture that is tolerant for people from all culture, employees learn to show respect and learn from each other thus using diversity to their advantage (Woods, et. Communication and technological advances have contributed to making the market and organizations a global concept (Anderson, 2013). Diversity can affect an organizational structure positively as well as negatively; where it can be a precursor to creativity and innovativeness, diversity can also lead to a rise in conflicts and employee turnover (Tharp, 2011). Diversity is shown to be positively associated with creativity and increased innovation (Tharp, 2011). Every individual brings his own unique set of experiences, knowledge, skills and cultural background and thus lends an array of diverse experiences to the organization (Ingram, 2013). When individuals with such vast and distinct knowledge work together, creativity and innovativeness is a natural result. A diverse workforce affords variety and div ersity in perspectives and experiences and is far more effective in generating innovative solutions (Tharp, 2011). A culture devoid of workplace diversity can lack in presenting the employees with an opportunity for self-growth. We will write a custom essay sample on Diversity at Workplace as the Composite of Versatility and Commonalities or any topic specifically for you Only $17.96 $11.86/page

Thursday, December 19, 2019

The Motive Of The Cia Or Mob Or Any Group - 1806 Words

There’s no credible evidence that the CIA or mob or any group was involved in the assassination, nothing! (There is circumstantial evidence, apparent flaws in the case, and seemingly convincing evidence.) Three people can keep a secret, but only if two are dead. Not one word, not one syllable has leaked out. Why? Because there’s nothing to leak out! (Hmm...) There is no evidence that Oswald ever had any association or connection with any of these groups. (Again, there is CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE, as presented in MANY books!) Oswald’s rifle, a 6.5 mm Mannlicher-Carcano rifle was determined by the firearms experts to be the murder weapon. That means that the murder weapon that shot and killed John F. Kennedy was owned and possessed by Lee Harvey Oswald. (This is true, Oswald did own the rifle, but that technically doesn’t mean by all accounts he shot JFK. By the way, just an FWI, Oswald’s rifle was a 6.5 mm Carcano carbine. Its always improperly called â€Å"Mannlicher-Carcano†.) 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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Strategic Plan Part Iv – Implementation

Question: Determine the potential barriers you anticipate and how you plan on overcoming them. Create a plan for communicating your plan to all the organization's employees. Describe market entry strategy and the procedure you plan on using to implement your strategic plan. Choose methods and strategies to support implementation processes. Answer: Potential Barriers And Overcoming Them The core barriers to the implementation of strategy have been described below: Formulation and planning Providing people with the change they need to contribute to get the highest payoff. Keeping the strategy consistent. Stating the most important as well as the unimportant tasks (Blankenship, 2016) Consensus Lack of clear and concise understanding among the people. Lesser understanding of wider scope as well as goals. Lack of clarity along with strategic consensus. Cross-functional structure The implementers are not relieved from the normal responsibilities and the reward is little too. Tensions arising between departments. Location is a physical barrier. Resource allocation Coordination and integration of activities participated in by the individuals. Leaving room for experimentation. Discarding knowledge. Control Paradoxical decisions. Inhibited creativity. Maintaining a balance between creativity and hierarchy and self-responsibility related to business strategy. Create a plan for communicating your plan to all the organization's employees Communication Common understanding of common language. Lack of upfront conversations regarding barriers and the underlying causes. Poor vertical communication. Open conversations. Commitment Resistance Lower levels getting involved and integrated (Butler, Panzer Goldfrank, 2003). Leadership Combination of interpersonal as well as technical skills along with sensitivity to the functional needs. Maintaining the balance between powerful leadership and adequate autonomy for employees. ompetent, contributing, capable, executive and effective leader. Cultural context Setting of pace, tone and character. Shared value system. Even though there are several ways to address the potential barriers, few ways to overcome them have been mentioned below: Providing leadership the leadership of the organization should support the conduction of strategic planning. This signifies that the process is important for all the employees and in turn it would improve the acceptance level ("Clear, hold, hand over: NATO's Afghan transition plan", 2011). Describe market entry strategy and the procedure you plan on using to implement your strategic plan Niche marketing strategy will be implemented t make market entry and strategic plan will be developed in accordance to the market need and potential. There were many of the ministers who declared the vaccine health policy for the welfare of the people and especially for the young women residing all over the Australia. This particular set up the desired platform for the common people to get involved within the political decision made for the people. Media is considered to be most important for influencing the people; the launch of the new vaccine was portrayed as the medical miracle which acts as the social frame of good (Forster, 2002). The most important factor that leads to the discovery of the HPV vaccine is the establishment for the virus causing the cervical cancer disease. In the year 1991, the researchers FromtheQuensland University evaluated a fact that non-infectious particles enhance as well as strongly the immune system of the concerned body. In the year 1993, the VLPs were critically generated with the help of the HPV 16 component. Choose methods and strategies to support implementation processes Understanding of the need of the market is highly essential to make better business decision and developing strategy as per the market potential and for this reliable market research has been carried out in order to firm better strategic direction. The decision making for the process of the HPV vaccines, is the most important as it helps in understanding the desired key concepts for the use of the HPV vaccines. Cervical cancer has been found to the most common of the diseases between the women of the country ("GSA Adopts New Strategic Plan", 2008). There has been on numbers about 270,000 of the people dies for this disease. The establishment and the meeting of the seven countries highlights more focus on the formation o the cervical diseases. Thus, as it reflects that desired fact that people should be aware of the HPV virus and the policy is merely not technical exercise and it needs to implemented for curing people from the affected HPV virus. Te participation of the different coun tries is very important to formulate perfect strategies on reducing the HPV virus. The comparing and contrasting the decision made by the seven different countries evaluate the desired fact that vaccine was finally approved and it was made available for the women within a three days trial. It is a matter of concern that HPV vaccines are mostly active and easily transmitted when a woman becomes sexually active. The most suitable treatment for the HPV virus the widespread use of the HPOV vaccines it is significantly expected for reducing the incidence of the cervical cancer (Health, 2000). There was a crucial debate within the community of scientists related to the issues relate with the safety as well as the efficacy in connection with the desired approval methods. Determine what measurement guidelines should be used to verify strategy effectiveness. The patient engagement policies and health beliefs are correlated to each other and health beliefs of individuals provide critical significance to the entire system. The treatment intervention process sometimes influenced with the individual culture and spirituality. In some religion some of the activities has to be carried out in daily basis and during the treatment some of the got missed which provide critical impact to the patient mental condition (Hubley, Copeman Woodall, 2013). Psychological effects plays an important role during the time of treatment and intervention of individuals as it requires corporate support from the patient end and his or her confidence helps in better recovery. Due to some cultural constraints the reliable cooperation is not avail by the nurses, therefore, some reliable process such as NHS guidelines were maintained in order to provide best care setting as per the circumstances. Health care system enhancement and self beliefs are innovative maintained by the registered nurses to get the ultimate health recovery goal. Explain when you would consider altering the strategic plan you have suggested if implementation does not go according to plans To execute the above framework innovative nursing intervention and patient counseling should be done by the medical professional, which will help in understanding the different health beliefs of individuals patient. Open communication approach has to be taken by the nurses to understand the thoughts and beliefs of the patient, which will further help in providing the adequate intervention (Promotion, prevention and early intervention for mental health, 2000). The nursing framework has to be used innovatively and appropriate patient counseling system should be carried out by the medical professionals and that will help in understanding the perception of the patient towards their health conditions and as per the observed and obtained results the reliable initiatives will be undertaken. Communication is one of the most significant factors that have to be carried out innovatively and to make the entire intervention system effective the open communication approach sometimes taken by the nurses in order to facilitate the services. Determine what tolerance range should be in place that would call for corrective action if exceeded The methodology followed for the development of this study is based on qualitative approach as this particular approach is necessary for investigating the responses and perceptions of the residents and healthcare service providers of the rural community (Raj, 1981). Therefore, this particular chapter will highlight the research designs and approaches used for conducting the study and also describe the rationale behind the selection of the particular approaches and design. Since there are many different views on health thus it is very difficult to have a particular definition of health. For example in Mauritania, a small country in North West Africa, obesity is not considered a health issue and instead it is considered a sign of beauty and so the girls are force fed so that when they grow up they look obese. But in the western countries obesity is considered a serious health issue and obese peoples are considered as unattractive and many negative stereotypes are associated with the ob esity. In African countries obesity is considered as sign of prosperity and well-being ("Sacrificial game plan (sports rights)", 2008). Thus it is important for the health care practitioners to study sociology so that they can get better understanding about the connection between the humans and the manner in which affect the individuals. In this essay various sociological perspectives that are employed in the health and social care will be examined. Determine what corrective action you need to make if the organization's performance fell outside the tolerance range Sociology may be defined as the study of human behavioral interactions, there is a great deal of connection between this social science and topics within the health and social care field. It is matter of research to determine how the society and the social forces affect the health of a human being ("Strategic Plan 2015-2017", 2015). Talcott Pearson developed the functionalist approach on health and ill. According to Talcott ill health is a great threat to the society and for the proper functioning of the society good health was extremely important. As per Talcott ill health affects the ability of a person to perform his tasks and execute his duties towards the society. he said that in order to consider a person sick there are several expectations that are needed to be met. He coined the term sick role to explain those expectations, which shows how people are supposed to be like when they are ill and what are their thoughts when they are ill ("Strategic Syrian chemical plan faces multiple challenges", 2013). The sick roles are divided into two main categories, one is the right and the other one is the obligations. Rights: According to this category a sick person should be free from any kind of social roles. For example whether a sick person is in work or school he should be allowed to take at least a days holiday so that he can get back normal. Further as per talcott a sick person is not responsible for his condition. Organization structure It is imperative to have an enhanced health management plan that will help the individuals to recover the viral diseases as well as help in maintaining a better healthy environment within the community. HEDIS is one of the most significant tools that provide reliable health management dimension to the individuals especially in United States of America. There are various critical diseases treatment and health plan, and assessments are conducted by the HEDIS, which results in increasing the eliminating the vulnerabilities of heart attract, blood pressure, and diabetes and immunization management (Butler, Panzer Goldfrank, 2003). Environmental analysis In current times, those diseases provide critical impact to our community and the life living standards are highly affected due to that particular problem. In this particular context, various secondary data sources and health care data are analyzed and collected to understand the current health infrastructure and management system. HEDIS HEDIS provided an enormous contribution to the health management plans of the individuals and established some extraordinary tools and measurement process, which simultaneously helps in creating a better dimension of health care management within the society. The authority develops appeals- appeals health plan. The quality care and direct communication with the consultants and patients make the entire work easier, and the suspected individuals get reliable treatment therapy as per the standard guidelines ("Clear, hold, hand over: NATO's Afghan transition plan", 2011). The authority to select the best health plan that will help the patient to stay healthy always performs the sustainable accreditation. With the help of effective health plan, the authority is doing the healthier community establishment. State health care quality reports are displayed by the authority in regular time intervals, which helps in understanding the nation health care infrastructure in an innovative way. Financial plan Adequate financial support is highly required to maintain the medical facilities and in this particular the originations have the financial supports from their shareholders which in turns helps in facilitating the services quality and appropriate health support is provided to the individuals effectively. Along with the financial plan the medical professional with the registered nurses has established the reliable intervention and care plan. Major discussion was held to make the entire process smooth and precise. Each individuals opinion has been taken in order to improve the facilitate and services. For each individual the reliable health plan has been develop as per their concise so that they can get the best treatment plan as per their budget and requirement of the body function and diseases state. On the other hand, the quality compass system is established by the system, which enables plan results and quality improvements that provide a clear understanding to the individuals regarding their development and benefits of health condition. implementation There are several enhanced system are developed by the HEDIS but among them ICD-9-CM is another enhanced for of classification that helps the individuals to understand the procedures and health care forms. Most importantly, with the help of these particular tools, the valuable reporting is also done to the respective members and it helps the practitioner to understand the reliable development within the time (Forster, 2002). The enhanced coding systems are developed by the authority such as ICD-10 that helps in the measurement of health improvements of the individuals. UHDDS The inpatient diagnosis and procedures are coded as per the guidelines provided Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS) and most importantly, the principle diagnosis is clearly elaborated in the UHDDS starting from the admission of the patient from the hospital to entire care setting. Coding clinic provides enormous effort with the help of the principles of dependence, abuse and therapy. The additional diagnosis is conducted by taking up the informations at the beginning as they play a crucial role in overall treatment therapy ("GSA Adopts New Strategic Plan", 2008). There are several procedures are followed up by the authority depending upon the condition and treatment taken for the patients and they are as follows. Surgical treatment Treatment that involves procedural risk Therapy that involves anesthetic risk Evaluation and Control As per the condition and difficulty, level the authority is using the reliable principles in accordance to the UHDDS guidelines and adequate training is provided to the health care professional in order to achieve the best possible results Disability may be defined as those restrictions which arise for a person with impairments since the society does not considers the needs of the persons suffering from impairment for example there are very few ramps in the building for the wheel chairs and people suffering from deafness having no access to hearing aids (Health, 2000). Some people also consider terming it as a disabling environment where the environment does not provide facilities to the people suffering from impairment. References Blankenship, J. (2016). SCAI's future: The 2016 strategic plan. Cathet. Cardiovasc. 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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Pinyin Exercise free essay sample

Chinese is not a phonetic language, as a result its pronunciation is not related to the written Chinese words (characters). In order for non-Chinese speakers to learn the correct pronounciation, a system called â€Å"Pinyin† was developed to transcribe the sounds of Standard Chinese. Pinyin uses the letters of the familiar English alphabet to help the student determine the pronounciation of the unfamiliar Chiense words. Most Mandarin sounds are easy for English speakers to pronounce although some require more practice than others. Pinyin is also a useful tool for learning new vocabulary and for looking things up in a dictionary as well as for typing Chinese. Other than this, however, it has no practical usage since Chinese people do not read or write in pinyin. Actually, many Chinese people do not know pinyin at all. Therefore, you should learn to read and write in characters as soon as possible. I. The four tones: Chinese is known as a tonal language. We will write a custom essay sample on Pinyin Exercise or any similar topic specifically for you Do Not WasteYour Time HIRE WRITER Only 13.90 / page Tones are the results of the variation of pitch levels in the pronunciation of a syllable. Each syllable is composed of three components: (a) Initials; (b) Finals; (c) tones. Except for nasal sound like n and m, all Chinese syllables ends with vowels. So we call them Final Sounds. The consonants at the beginning of a syllable are called Initial Sounds. There are altogether 21 initials as shown in Table 2. Initials only refer to the consonants that appear in the initial position of a syllable. Although it is acceptable to have a syllable without an initial, there must always be a final. A final may have one or more vowel sounds and sometimes a consonant ending like -g and -ng . In fact, other than -g and -ng other consonants can’t appear in a final at all. Altogether, there are thirty seven finals as listed in Table 3. There are 4 tones in Mandarin Chinese as illustrated in Table 1. Each Chinese word (character) carries a tone. Perhaps the most important thing to remember at this stage is the fact that different tones of a certain syllable indicate completely different meanings. The features of the four tones are clearly illustrated in the following diagram: Figure 1: Figure 1: a. The four tones The representation of tonal pitch contours as numbers in Figure1 is attributed to Yuen Ren Chao, who devised this scale to cover the tonal aspects of the Chinese language as well as other tonal languages. Unlike the music score, it consists of five arbitrary levels and each is labeled from the bottom upwards, 1 through to 5. As with the music score, the lowest line represents the lowest pitch, and the highest line, the highest pitch. The variance of the pitch could be captured using the reference pitch numbers by observing the starting, middle and end-points of the tone. The numbers were then enclosed in two forward slash marks. For example, /55/ would be a high level tone, whilst /11/ is a low level one. /53/ is a high falling tone, /35/ is a mid rising tone, whilst /31/ is a mid falling tone. /214/ is a tone which starts low, falls and then rises again. Short tones can also be represented as a single number for instance a short mid level is /3/. By using the numbers, Tone one is /55/; Tone two is /35/; Tone Three is /21/4 and Tone Four has the pitch level of /51/. The lines in the above table indicate the pitch contours of the four tones. And the four tones are represented with the following symbols (Table 1): Tones First Second Third Fourth Symbols Examples di di di di Table 1: Symbols of tonal accent If we use the musical notes to illustrate on the five scale, the four tones have the following patterns: Figure 2: b. The Four Tones Tone One: Tone One has the highest pitch level for it starts at five and ends up at five. It is near the top of your comfortable range. As a result, you should be able to sound the first tone syllable continuously without effort. ma: maaaaaa†¦Ã¢â‚¬ ¦ Tone Two: Tone Two starts in the middle of your voice range and rises straight toward the level of the first tone. It is similar to the English tone when you are questioning: What?! ma: ma? Tone Three: Tone Three is the lowest tone of all. It starts low and then rises towards the middle high pitch level and has longer duration. The sounds in Row 2 are dentals because the teeth are employed to produce these sounds. The initials listed in Row 3 are called ‘gutturals†, which means their pronunciation, is controlled by the muscles in the back of the mouth. Actually, since the initials listed in Rows1-3 are very similar to the English consonants, you can achieve their sound very easily. The â€Å"Palatals† in Row 4 needs more practice. When pronouncing j and q, you must first raise the front of the tongue to the hard palate and press the tip of the tongue against the back of the lower teeth, and then loosen the tongue and let the air squeeze out through the channel thus made. The two sounds only differ in that the q is an aspirated sound. To pronounce x, you should raise the front of the tongue towards (almost touching) the hard palate and then let the air squeeze out. In short, j(i) is like j in jeep. q(i) is like ch in cheap and cheese. x(i) like sh in banshee, between the s in see and the sh in she. Refer to Figure 2 for a better understanding. Figure 2: Palatals The initials in Row 5 are â€Å"retroflexes†. To pronounce this sound, the tongue is curled back (retroflexed) until the tip touches the front part of the roof of the mouth. The tongue is only a little farther toward the back of the mouth than when pronouncing the initials r in ‘run’. To pronounce zh, ch, the tip of the tongue begins by touching the roof of the mouth, then quickly moving away. The two sounds differ only in that a strong puff of air accompanies with ch sound. zh is kind of like dg in fudge, and ch is like ch in church, but curl the tongue up toward the zh(i) ch(i) roof of the mouth while pronouncing the ch sound. But when produce the sound of sh, r, the tip of the tongue does not ever touch the roof of the mouth but simply rests in a close-by position as illustrated in Figure 3 below. h sounds like sh in English, but you should curl the tongue up sh(i) toward the roof of the mouth while pronouncing the sh sound. r(i) sounds zhr as in pleasure. Please note that r is the only initial that is voiced. zh-ch Figure 3: Retroflexes shi ri Dental sibilants (buzzing or hissing sounds) are listed in the last row. They are called  "Dental sibilants† because the pronunciation of which involves the tip of the tongue placed behind the top of front teeth. The tongue must be farther towards the front than when pronouncing an English s. z, is not too far from ds in â€Å"reads†. , is near the ts in â€Å"carts† though more air should be blown out. Exercises on Initials: