Tuesday, May 26, 2020
1.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Letter to friend in England. Dearest Friend of England,nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;1776 nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;I know it is hard to believe we (the colonists) would be on the verge of a revolution against our own homeland. My father has explained to me the reasons we deserve independence from God, the King, and the British people. There are many things going on in the colonies to lead us to our current thoughts. The British people have imposed many Acts upon us colonists. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;In the year 1767, British parliament passed Mr.Ã¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦It was the Tea Act. This act stated that only the British East India Company could sell or transport tea. Members of parliament passed this act because many of them had stakes in the company. At the time the British India Company was going bankrupt. This act threatened all colonial businesses by creating a monopoly. In Boston, the colonists devised a plan to resist this act. Several colonists dressed as Indians to deceive the British. These colonists seized the imported tea and dumped it into the harbor. The colonists dubbed this Ã¢â¬Å"the tea party.Ã¢â¬ The British responded to these actions by creating four acts jointly called the Coercive Acts. These acts closed the Boston ports to all trade, increased power of Massachusetts governor, granted trials of royal officials in Massachusetts be tried elsewhere, and allowed the new governor rights to quarter his troops anywhere. Thes e Coercive Acts only angered the colonists more. They have strengthened their non-importation of British goods. They have also begun the forming of local militia companies. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;There have been many battles lately. The battle at Lexigon and Concord is one of first significance. British General Gage was ordered to arrest the leaders of resistance. Through reconnaissance General Gage was informed the city of Concord was storing arms and ammunition in a barn in preparations of a revolt. General Gage
Friday, May 15, 2020
War On Drugs Decriminalization provides a solution the problems related to drugs. Decriminalization is not making drugs legal, it is treating the drug addicts as a patient instead of making them feel like they are criminals and putting them into a jail although selling drugs is still illegal. Drugs must be decriminalized because decriminalization has proven that the death rates and crime rates have decreased and the use of drugs have decreased in decriminalized countries such as Portugal, Uruguay and drugs have decriminalized in some of the states in Unites States of America. Decriminalization is not the same as legalization. All the drugs in Portugal were decriminalized since 2001. That does not mean that drugÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦Addiction treatment and rehabilitation become less expensive than incarceration. Individuals with drug abuse problems are much more likely to find recovery in rehab than in jail. Jail is one of the most easiest place to get drugs. People completing treatment can become good and supportive members of society much more easily than a person serving a prison sentence. Violence related to drug trafficking is greatly reduced. The drug use is changed when society sees it as a community health problem and not a criminal offence. In 2001, the Portuguese government tried to set up a new plan to get a control on the problems relating to drugs. It decriminalized the use and possession of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, LSD and other illicit harmful drugs focusing mainly on treatment and prevention instead of putting the addicts into jail would decrease the number of deaths and infections. Five years later, the number of deaths from street drug overdoses were cut off from around 400 to 290 annually, and the number of HIV cases caused by using dirty needles to inject heroin, cocaine and other illegal harmful drugs dropped from nearly 1,400 in 2000 to about 400 in 2006, according to a report released recently by the Cato Institute, a Washington, D.C, libertarian think tank. One gram of heroin, two grams of cocaine, 25 grams of marijuana leaves or five grams of hashish: These are the drug quantities one can legally purchase
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Evolution of Architecture Introduction The purpose of this paper is to examine the evolution of architecture throughout the centuries. By studying this evolution and change in mostly materials and techniques, but also designs, we can develop a better understanding of our own modern architecture and trace its roots back to the centuries before us. This paper will be taking a special look at the Roman, Medieval, Victorian and Modern time periods to give a good general view of how weÃ¢â¬â¢ve taken from previous designs and adapted. Reason for Paper The evolution of architecture is a very important element for anyone going into an engineering field, even for non-architectural fields as it better shows how other fields play into architectural design and techniques. By learning of the evolution of designs, materials and techniques we can trace our own roots back to these earlier structures and see how weÃ¢â¬â¢ve modified them a little or in some cases significantly to create a new design. 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Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Question: Discuss about the Sales and Operations Planning Framework. Answer: Introduction Accounting plays vital role in the recording, analyzing, and summarizing the financial transaction of the company. The report analyzes that organizational structure has great impact on the operation of the company. Thereby, this report assesses the operational problems going in Telstra by the help of organizational structure. Furthermore, this report discovers the software acquisition method used by Telstra. Along with this, it encompasses the sales flow chart of the Telstra. At the same time, it discusses the development and adoption of accounting software in Telstra. Apart from this, it identifies the software company taking competitive advantage in market of accounting software. The report also identifies different challenges and gaps in service of SAASU are being faced by the users. Eventually, it includes some recommendation to resolve the problems and challenges in SAASU accounting software. Current Organization Structure According to Harper (2015), the organizational structure is comprised of the responsibilities and roles to be assigned to the employees or staffs in the company. The effective organizational structure leads to the effective management of operation of the organizational activities. Every organization has to clearly define and assign the roles and responsibilities to staff for obtaining the objectives and goals. The organizational structure is mostly of two types, which are flat organizational structure and hierarchical or vertical organizational structure. The hierarchical structure is used by the Telstra as Telstra think that this structure helps in developing the better reporting and order relationship among staff. Along with this, as stated by Cummings and Worley (2014), hierarchical structure helps in developing effective communication system in the organization and improving the effectiveness of employees. The organizational structure of Telstra is given below: The above diagram is reflecting the organizational structure of Telstra. From the above diagram, it is clear that the Telstra has different business units. Thus, it can be said that the Telstra effectively measures the performance of employees working there with the help of this structure. Operational Problems According to Hajir, et al, (2015) this is the responsibility of the operational department to discover different operational risks in the organization. Generally, the ineffective structure of the organization causes operational problem in the organization. There are different operational problems or issues such as wastage, delay in accomplishment, quality issue, management and control issue, and work culture issue. In similar context, Telstra also suffers different operational problems when telecommunication activities are being operated. Such as, the president of the company is not able to manage production and operation of the company and if he is given responsibility of the management, then it is of course a risk. As stated by Burke and Noumair (2015), ineffective structure of the organization would cause conflicts between departments because ambiguity of the role and responsibility and reporting authority may cause confusion among employees. Thereby, it may lead to the disputes between superior and subordinate or managers and employees. Therefore, to resolve the conflicts, there should be an effective structure establishing effective relation, which can lead to the coordination and collaboration among departments. Apart from this, Uygun, et al., (2015) stated that customers are not enjoying the service of the company effectively as due to the network outstage of the company. This leads the dissatisfaction among the customers. The incongruence of services and technologies leads the Telstra to encounter the quality related issues. In the words of Palmer (2012), the efforts of the market department of the organization are not enough to patronize the customers. The marketing efforts may affect the growth the organization and service to customers. The communication may lead to the serious issues in the operational process of the organization. The poor communication may lead the stress between department that affects the growth and customer service of company. Therefore, organization should focus on the improving the communication system and removing the communication issues to ensure organizational effectiveness. In contrast to this, Holtzman and Anderberg, (2011) pointed out that ambiguous objective leads the confusion to management while taking decision. Thus, the there should be clear goals and objectives for the departments aligned with organizational objectives otherwise it may affect the sustainable growth the Telstra. The ambiguity of the goals and roles may lead the confusion among employees that can crea te stress at workplace. For instance, if there is no proper and effective response by the staff of the organization to customers regarding their complaints, it may put negative impact on the image of the company that will affect the competitiveness of the organization. Therefore, it can be said that above defined operational problems may influence the productivity, image, employees satisfaction, customers retention and customer service of the Telstra. Acquisition Methods of Telstra Congedo et al, (2016) found that ERP acquisition was used by Telstra for meeting its objective of improving the customer service and efficiency, maximize the return, improving productivity and others. Hence, Telstra went with SAP and Accenture for better management of its services. Along with this, The ERP method of acquisition is very effective for organization to resolve the business problems. Thus, Telstra possibly will give license to SAP solution (Telstra Connected Clouds, 2017). The ERP is deemed to be effective acquisition method in improving the organizational efficiency, customer service, security of data, and gathering information. In comparison to ERP, other methods requires skilled and experienced IT person for handling. It defiantly generates extra cost for the company. Along with this, Telstra should focus on reducing its cost and time in operation. There should be transparency of the operation so that customer can have the relevant information about the plans of compan y. Wang et al (2012), sale is an important activity of any organization for delivering the products or services. The sales flow chart shows the process of selling of products or services of the company. It comprises of the process of development, coordination, and communication, problems solving, and preparing documentation of the company. Therefore, the flowchart of Telstra is given below: The above diagram of the sales flow chart of the Telstra reflects that company effectively provides different kinds of telecommunication services to customers. The sales flow chart can help the company in reducing the time and cost to minimum. As stated by Gelinas et al (2011), the sales flow chart can assist the company in dealing with sales people by establishing effective communication between them. The sales flow chart can help in discovering and eliminating the errors and issues in sales process of company. Along with this, sales flow chart can help in managing the sales operation of the company. In support of this, Hall, (2015) stated that sales flow chart shows the connectivity of sales department with others activities or departments in the organization. Hence, the sales flow chart of Telstra depicts how it creates values for its ultimate customers. Control and Fraud Problems in the System Elbashir et al, (2011) explained that control is the function of management in which the management ensures the activities of the organization are being operated as per the decided standards. The control is the process of comparing the actual performance of the company or activity with standards predefined for them. The issues may be internal and external that has to be controlled by every organization for ensuring uninterrupted operation. Telstra also faces internal problems in operation of telecommunication services and activities, for example; internal control system, cyber security, and ineffective operation due to lack of expertise. In the words of Subudhi and Panigrahi, (2015), if the system of control is ineffective in the organization may cause a fraud issues there. For instance, illegal use of telecommunication, network security, and infrastructure may cause fraud. The fraud may be due to change in technology, call transfer, wrong or falsified answer, and wrong use of the ai rtime. Development and Adoption of Accounting Software Packages As stated by Seethamraju (2015), the development and use of the software can aid the organization in solving the complex problems and saving the cost and time as well. There are different kinds of accounting software that can be used by the Australian large, medium, and small businesses for the effective management of finance. These soft wares include XERO, SAASU, and MYOB. Seethamraju, (2015) pointed out that SAASU was developed by Marc and Grant in the year 2000. It was fostered as model of service in its initial phase. SAASU was formed to assist in coding, linking with PayPal, automatic billing, forecasting of cash flow, accounting management, and maintaining the inventory. Australian companies started to use this with investment of $1 million. Halpert, (2011) stated that Telstra tends to adopt SAASU software, as it is very useful in providing cloud computing, professional services, accounting and reporting, maintaining inventory and customer data base. Thus, many Australian companies are using SAASU for making smooth their operation. SAASU software is able to record the transaction of $125 million from 80000 users. According to Lee et al (2013), SAASU is closely related to the approaches of the marketing and other systems. SAASU provides its service not only in Australia but in global market also to enjoy higher market share. The overall market size of SAASU is 17%. Furthermore, SAASU has more than 20000 clients in Australian market. Apart from this, Ma and Seidmann, (2015) found that around 20500 business customers are using the service of SAASU. Hence, the SAASU has clients such as Jims Franchise Group and McDonald. Tarkoma, (2010) pointed out different leaders in the market of accounting software package, which include XERO, SAASU, RECKON, MYOB, and QUICKBOOKS. Thus, there is stiff competition in market which provides opportunity of the accounting and financial services for startups at lower cost. However, SAASU can be effective to use by SMEs, as it provide detailed data of the different accounting that support effective decision making. It can provide effectiveness to the operation of the company. Millions of transaction take place throughout the year wroth of billions in dollar therefore SAASU is able to record the transaction worth of billions. Therefore, company enjoys leadership position in Asia-Pacific software accounting market based on excellence of its services. The free up gradation service of the software to clients provides the SAASU with competitive advantage in the market. According to Ram, et al (2014), the accuracy of the data, whenever and wherever it is accessed by users, also supports competitiveness of SAASU. This software can be used by large numbers of users simultaneously without realizing any issue. Along with this, the quality and integrity of the services according to global standards also provides the company with competitive advantage. Current Gaps and Challenges of SAASU Accounting Software and Recommendations SAASU is having good competitive advantage however some business users have realized service gap in the accounting software while executing business functions. Therefore, I want to recommend some ways to SAASU for improving its services. It should focus on retaining its employees. Along with this, Lewis, (2016) states that SAASU needs to motivate and train its employees for improving their performance and ensure they are satisfied at workplace. This will help in reducing the level of conflicts and executing changes. Apart from this, SAASU should employ strict policies, automatic data processing system, and emphasize on the review and supervision of the services. Conclusion From the above analysis, it can be said that Telstra uses hierarchical organizational structure in its operation. Different operational problems such as communication and departmental disputes are there in Telstra. Along with this, ERP acquisition method is used by Telstra for overwhelming the issues and improving the efficiency. Moreover, Telstra uses SAASU accounting software for effective management of accounting information. References: Burke, W. W., Noumair, D. A. (2015)Organization development: A process of learning and changing. FT Press. Congedo, M., Korczowski, L. and Delorme, A. 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Monday, April 13, 2020
Are the pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales stereotypes, or fully developed characters? Discuss with reference to at least two tales. Though the characters in the Canterbury Tales are described vividly and often comically, it is not necessarily true that these characters are therefore stereotypes of The Middle ages. The intricate visual descriptions and the tales the characters tell help to direct the reader in finding a more accurate and realistic picture of the pilgrims, bringing into question the theory that Chaucer was just collating stereotypes from his time. The fact that there is one representative for each of the chief classes (under the higher nobility) would suggest that this work is an attempt to provide a catalogue of characters from the middle ages, and it can be assumed from this that this denotes a collection of stereotypes, although this is not necessarily true. The format of The Canterbury Tales suggests a simplistic approach, a prologue and epilogue and in between a collection of tales, The Miler's Tale, The Clerk's Tale and so on. This simplicity in structure may also suggest a simplicity in content and thus, convincing and challenging characters are unlikely to be expected in a work of seemingly simple design. But, when looked at in more detail, the tales are found to hold many details that contradict the bland stereotype expected, and when the structure of the work is looked at in its context of 14th century literature, the Canterbury Tales is found to be a work pioneering the form of the epic poem. The style in which Chaucer writes may also initially seem to suggest that his characters are under-developed stereotypes, he uses the language of his time vividly, although this does not therefore mean that his characters are two dimensional, almost 'cartoon' characters. J.R. Hulbert in his essay Chaucer's Pilgrims explains, In many instances there are exuberant lines which sharpen the effect desired. The Canterbury Tales may, at first seem to be obtuse and unfocused through the use of lucid imagery and language, although this language, when studied gives a more detailed and more deeply layered portrayal of the pilgrims as well as giving them colourful characteristics. Chaucer's description of the knight is a good example of his subversion of the classic Arthurian image that existed in popular literature of the time. In the General Prologue, Chaucer relays his description of the knight: A Knight ther was, and that a worthy man, That fro the time that he first bigan To riden out, he loved chivalrye, Trouthe, and honour, freedom and curteisye. This excerpt, the beginning of the description of the knight holds true to the classic representation of the knight of valour and honour, but Chaucer goes on to pervert and pollute the fairytale image that he has created: And of his port as meeke as is a maide and, His hors were goode, but he was nat gay. Of fustian he wered a gopoun, Al bismothered with his haubergeoun. In these few lines, Chaucer has destroyed the traditional stereotype of the knight and created a new and almost comical figure. Our knight is not one 'in shining armour', but rather a 'knight in a rusted chain-mail'. The knight does not even have a hyper-masculine representation here either. Chaucer feminises the knight comparing him to a maid. At the end of the description of the knight in the general prologue the only part of the knight that lives up to the readers expectations is his horse, which apparently was in good condition. Although we have only been given a visual representation of the knight, the reader can gather many things from this description, perhaps the knight is effeminate or weak, and he shys away from battle, getting so little battlefield 'action' that his chainmail has begun to rust. It is a device used by Chaucer to convey the character of his pilgrims using their appearance. Thus when the Wife of Bath is described as being gat-toothed, the reader can assume that she is lusty as it was believed in the Middle ages that this particular physical attribute denoted that characteristic. In medieval times, certain elements of a person's appearance intrinsically suggested something, if not everything of their character. Indeed, this practice of identifying outward appearance with inward attitudes and traits became an area of study known as 'physiognomy' and manuals on this subject were produced. In more recent times, critics have tried to unravel and understand the many tiny clues hidden in the character descriptions to gain a sharper picture of
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Persuasive Essay Essays - Allowance, Contract Law, Income, Money Persuasive Essay Persuasive Essay From my point of view, I think all teenagers deserve an allowance. Allowances help teenagers manage money and will prepare kids for the future. Without money managing experiences, adults of the future will spend money foolishly. Others will have plenty of cash if they learn young. Another reason I think allowances are a good idea is so teenagers will have a certain limit to spending money. A weekly or monthly allowance of a reasonable amount of cash is good. My allowance is $60 at the first of each month and if my parents don't give me my allowance on time, I charge them a $1 interest for each day I dont receive it. I think the amount I get is pretty reasonable because its not too little and not too much so I seem to manage well. Allowances should depend on a family's financial situation. Some families are too poor to give their children an allowance and other families are so rich that they constantly hand out money to their children without refusing, which spoils most teens. In order to avoid that kind of situation I think whether a family is rich or poor they should still provide their child with an allowance. At least a dollar a day or just enough to realize the value of a dollar. Ten dollars every two weeks would be reasonable for a middle class family or whatever the family decides on. Any amount will be fine so that kids can learn to save there money and let it grow or just blow it all off and be broke. As I was saying, what is done with the money is the teenager's choice. But parents should still watch what their kids do with their money and guide them to spend it wisely. Some kids may start buying drugs or betting their money in foolish ways. Others, like myself can invest their money by putting it into stocks. This is also another learning experience for many teens. In conclusion to my opinion, allowances do help educate teenagers and at the same time prepare them for the future. Allowances may prevent bankruptcies in the future and help teens make important financial decisions, which may result either in success or failure. Those who have already resulted in failure have learned their lesson the hard way and are now paying the price. Allowances can contribute to a successful future. For those parents who dont give their children an allowance I suggest you take my word for it and start now before its too late.
Monday, February 24, 2020
Equity and trusts - Case Study Example In the scenario, Tom was appointed by Vito as "trustee" over a "general legacy" worth 100,000. As defined, a trustee is someone who has nominal title over a property that he/she holds for the benefit of one or more beneficiaries. He/she must show a high standard of care towards her/his beneficiaries and must never permit his/her own interests to conflict with those of the beneficiaries; this person must not profit from whatever that was entrusted to him/her (Martin, 2002). Based on the definition of the word, Tom can't keep the money for himself. It must be noted that there was no overt manifestation (verbal acceptance or rejection) from Tom at the time Vito conveyed his intentions which might be construed as non-acceptance of the responsibility, however, the law only requires the presence of three "certainties" for a trust to exist - certainty of intention (Vito worries about his mistress and illegitimate son so he's leaving some money for them), certainty of subject matter (100,000) and certainty of objects (mistress Lucy and son Santino). In the scenario, these three were explicitly present, therefore, Tom must shoulder this obligation.(2) Fredo wants to know what he should do with the shares in Transit Ltd, as he finds clause of the will very confusing There is nothing confusing in the provision of the will as far as the shares in Transit Ltd are concerned or who should benefit from the company's income. It was evidently declared that Fredo, aside from being one of Vito's estate executors, was also to act as trustee of Transit Ltd for the benefit of any of the family members within the period of ten (10) years. Likewise, he is to distribute income from the shares among residents of West Midlands whomever he sees is fit to get... There were facts that have been established before VitoÃ¢â¬â¢s death. First, there was an expressed declaration that 5,000 shares of Lucrative Plc will go to Connie, VitoÃ¢â¬â¢s daughter. Although Vito was no longer able to execute an actual share transfer in favour of Connie, such intention was manifested in a card wherein it was explicitly written that such number of stock shares be given to his daughter. In addition to the written note, was the fact that he occasionally emailed statistics to her in order to keep her informed as to the performance of the shares on the stock market, another manifestation that indeed he was bent on letting his daughter be aware of stock market circumstances in preparation for her coming into possession of a substantial amount of stock shares. Second, Michael has been held as the sole beneficiary of the London penthouse, it was expressedly given to him as a gift during his 16th birthday. Since according to the law, those under 18 could not yet enj oy the fruits or income of whatever trusts that have been left to them, Fredo is there, the brother and executor to see to it that Michael gets the penthouse when he gets to the age of maturity.