1. As of today, terrorists have used bombs that include traditional explosives and some biological agents. What effect would it have on a community and a country if a terrorist organization were to successfully deploy a dirty bomb? 2. Our emergency services are now on the front lines in the war on terrorism. What is the role of the firefighter and fire department at the scene of a terrorist attack that has used an incendiary device as a weapon?

1. As of today, terrorists have used bombs that include traditional explosives and some biological agents. What effect would it have on a community and a country if a terrorist organization were to successfully deploy a dirty
bomb?

2. Our emergency services are now on the front lines in the war on terrorism. What is the role of the firefighter and fire department at the scene of a terrorist attack that has used an incendiary device as a weapon?

1. Create a code of ethics for an organization of your choice. For each point in the code of ethics, describe an ethical dilemma that would be resolved using the code of ethics. 2. Organizations exist because of their ability to create value and acceptable outcomes for stakeholders. Describe and explain how organizations create value and influence stakeholders? What is the role of entrepreneurship in this process? Quiz 2 3. According to resource dependency theory, what motivates organizations to form interorganizational linkages? What are the advantages of strategic alliances as a way of exchanging resources. Disscussion Describe the division of labor in your current or prior organization. Are the processes and allocation of resources differentiated in a manner that creates efficiency? What would you preserve or change? Book for course: Jones, G. (2010). Organizational theory, design, and change (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

1. Create a code of ethics for an organization of your choice. For each point in the code of ethics, describe an ethical dilemma that would be resolved using the code of ethics.

2. Organizations exist because of their ability to create value and acceptable outcomes for stakeholders. Describe and explain how organizations create value and influence stakeholders? What is the role of entrepreneurship in this process?

Quiz 2

3. According to resource dependency theory, what motivates organizations to form interorganizational linkages? What are the advantages of strategic alliances as a way of exchanging resources.

Disscussion

Describe the division of labor in your current or prior organization. Are the processes and allocation of resources differentiated in a manner that creates efficiency? What would you preserve or change?

Book for course: Jones, G. (2010). Organizational theory, design, and change (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Political science Given what we know about the American Revolution, the Articles of Confederation, the U.S. Constitution, and the political executives of other nations, what changes would you suggest in the American Presidency?

Political science

Given what we know about the American Revolution, the Articles of Confederation, the U.S. Constitution, and the political executives of other nations, what changes would you suggest in the American Presidency?

Why more and more people believe in Apocalyptic worlds? Talk about the apocalyptic world is becoming more and more popular when there are more and more apocalyptic fiction movies show up.Analysis and talk about both the movie “Twelve Monkeys” and”Logan’s Run”. How these two movies effect people to believe apocalyptic world. what kinds of different things between the characters in the movies and us.

Why more and more people believe in Apocalyptic worlds?

Talk about the apocalyptic world is becoming more and more popular when there are more and more apocalyptic fiction movies show up.Analysis and talk about both the movie “Twelve Monkeys” and”Logan’s Run”. How these two movies effect people to believe apocalyptic world.  what kinds of different things between the characters in the movies and us.

1 . Identify an admired Elder or historical figure, who has served as a positive role model. 2. Give a briefoverview ofthe person’s life, including age, ethnicity and culture, challenges, transitions, and major life accomplishments. 3. Identify and discuss the major themes ofthe person’s life in terms ofone ofthe five main theoretical approaches to lifespan development (jsychoanalytic, learning, cognitive, evolutionary/socio-biological, or contextual). Please note that the evolutionary/socio-biological approach is extremely difficult to discuss for the purposes ofthis paper, as it is difficult to determine specific links between the far past and current functioning. Eclectic is not an acceptable choice for this paper. 4. Discuss the concept ofresiliency in terms ofthis paper. The paper should include the risk factors that were present, along with the protective factors that were in operation that resulted in the person both becoming and remaining resilient. This information should be discussed in light ofthe chosen theoretical approach. 5. Describe why this Elder or historical figure was chosen as a role model, including what the student learned from the person, and how the person influenced the student to act in certain ways

1 . Identify an admired Elder or historical figure, who has served as a positive role model.
2. Give a briefoverview ofthe person’s life, including age, ethnicity and culture, challenges,
transitions, and major life accomplishments.
3. Identify and discuss the major themes ofthe person’s life in terms ofone ofthe five main
theoretical approaches to lifespan development (jsychoanalytic, learning, cognitive,
evolutionary/socio-biological, or contextual). Please note that the evolutionary/socio-biological
approach is extremely difficult to discuss for the purposes ofthis paper, as it is difficult to
determine specific links between the far past and current functioning. Eclectic is not an
acceptable choice for this paper.
4. Discuss the concept ofresiliency in terms ofthis paper. The paper should include the risk
factors that were present, along with the protective factors that were in operation that resulted in
the person both becoming and remaining resilient. This information should be discussed in light
ofthe chosen theoretical approach.
5. Describe why this Elder or historical figure was chosen as a role model, including what the
student learned from the person, and how the person influenced the student to act in certain ways

Mitosis What are chromosomes made of What are chromosomes made of? 2. Research the differences that exist between mitosis and binary fission. Identify at least one difference, and explain why it is significant. 3. Cancer is a disease related to uncontrolled cell division. Investigate two known causes for these rapidly dividing cells and use this knowledge to invent a drug that would inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Post-Lab Questions 2. In what stage were most of the onion root tip cells? Based on what you know about cell division, what does this imply about the life span of a cell? 3. Were there any stages of the cell cycle you did not observe? How can you explain this using evidence 4. As a cell grows, what happens to its surface area to volume ratio? (Hint: Think of a balloon being blown up.) How does this ratio change with respect to cell division? 5. What is the function of mitosis in a cell that is about to divide? 6. What would happen if mitosis were uncontrolled? 7. How accurate were your time predictions for each stage of the cell cycle? 8. Discuss one observation that you found interesting while looking at the onion root tip cells?

Mitosis What are chromosomes made of

What are chromosomes made of?
2. Research the differences that exist between mitosis and binary fission. Identify at least one difference, and explain why it is significant.
3. Cancer is a disease related to uncontrolled cell division. Investigate two known causes for these rapidly dividing cells and use this knowledge to invent a drug that would inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

Post-Lab Questions
2. In what stage were most of the onion root tip cells? Based on what you know about cell division, what does this imply about the life span of a cell?

3. Were there any stages of the cell cycle you did not observe? How can you explain this using evidence

4. As a cell grows, what happens to its surface area to volume ratio? (Hint: Think of a balloon being blown up.) How does this ratio change with respect to cell division?

5. What is the function of mitosis in a cell that is about to divide?

6. What would happen if mitosis were uncontrolled?

7. How accurate were your time predictions for each stage of the cell cycle?

8. Discuss one observation that you found interesting while looking at the onion root tip cells?

Identify research and discuss two (2) weakness and/or other issues involving key players in the NIMS decision making process. Key players means the decision makers. Address/discuss negative problems or failure areas in the decision making process that involve elected vice career “key players”. Include at least (2) of the web references located where you found creditable information on the assigned topic as that information pertains specifically to your LOCAL community’s plans/situation/circumstances. This is in addition to the two (2) academic/scholarly references that address the exercise or any aspect of those references and regardless of the assignments general topic. •In all areas focus your discussion and efforts on the LOCAL and NIMS aspects not the national/international aspects. However a balance between local/national issues will be required depending on available references. Content readings discusses specifics of the concept of putting the entire NIMS system together. The text discusses the use of NIMS Exercises as a significant tool to improve the program. The role of “key players” in the exercise plan process be it responding to a terrorist incident or responding to a natural event is discussed. identify and discuss two (2) issues that in your opinion either are or could become significant problems or failure areas in the decision making process that involve “key players”. Specifically address the problems associated with the fact that many “key players” or key decision makers are elected officials with little or no specific expertise in NIMS vice career government managers or career emergency management personnel who should be fully versed in NIMS. These elected officials for the most part are very intelligent people and extremely keen to the political or public relations aspects of any significant event. However they are not always technically well versed in the mechanics of the planning or response problem, or all of the elements that must be considered to make “timely” or “quality” decisions. Especially when placed in a highly stressful environment. Thus they often tend to respond with “politically oriented” short term decision approach responding to events that may require wise long term solutions. Perhaps the old saying about robbing Peter to pay Paul is appropriate. Many folks have said that one of the most difficult things to remember about when dealing with politicians is that by the nature of the beast they cannot plan ahead and thus cannot think beyond the next election cycle. One presumes that is simply because they may not be reelected. What issues do you believe would be adversely affected by this infusion of the political aspect of problem solving? Consider aspects such as having a written, well defined, pre-planned, and frequently tested response plan. Or consider the option of placing the decision process in the hands of senior emergency personnel, such that when an emergency situation arrives it requires only a minimum discussion of the options and/or decisions by the “key players”?

Identify research and discuss two (2) weakness and/or other issues involving key players in the NIMS decision making process. Key players means the decision makers. Address/discuss negative problems or failure areas in the decision making process that involve elected vice career “key players”.

Include at least (2) of the web references located where you found creditable information on the assigned topic as that information pertains specifically to your LOCAL community’s plans/situation/circumstances. This is in addition to the two (2) academic/scholarly references that address the exercise or any aspect of those references and regardless of the assignments general topic.

•In all areas focus your discussion and efforts on the LOCAL and NIMS aspects not the national/international aspects. However a balance between local/national issues will be required depending on available references.
Content readings discusses specifics of the concept of putting the entire NIMS system together. The text discusses the use of NIMS Exercises as a significant tool to improve the program. The role of “key players” in the exercise plan process be it responding to a terrorist incident or responding to a natural event is discussed.
identify and discuss two (2) issues that in your opinion either are or could become significant problems or failure areas in the decision making process that involve “key players”. Specifically address the problems associated with the fact that many “key players” or key decision makers are elected officials with little or no specific expertise in NIMS vice career government managers or career emergency management personnel who should be fully versed in NIMS. These elected officials for the most part are very intelligent people and extremely keen to the political or public relations aspects of any significant event. However they are not always technically well versed in the mechanics of the planning or response problem, or all of the elements that must be considered to make “timely” or “quality” decisions. Especially when placed in a highly stressful environment. Thus they often tend to respond with “politically oriented” short term decision approach responding to events that may require wise long term solutions. Perhaps the old saying about robbing Peter to pay Paul is appropriate. Many folks have said that one of the most difficult things to remember about when dealing with politicians is that by the nature of the beast they cannot plan ahead and thus cannot think beyond the next election cycle. One presumes that is simply because they may not be reelected. What issues do you believe would be adversely affected by this infusion of the political aspect of problem solving? Consider aspects such as having a written, well defined, pre-planned, and frequently tested response plan. Or consider the option of placing the decision process in the hands of senior emergency personnel, such that when an emergency situation arrives it requires only a minimum discussion of the options and/or decisions by the “key players”?

Udo Pfeiffer, the CEO of SMS Elotherm, a German manufacturer of machine tools that engineer crankshafts for cars, signed a deal in late November 2004, to supply the US operations of DaimlerChrysler with $1.5 million worth of machines. The equipment would be manufactured in Germany and exported to the United States. When the deal was signed, Pfeiffer calculated that at the agreed price, the machines would yield a profit of $30,000 each. Within three days that profit had declined by $8,000. The dollar had slid precipitously against the euro. SMS would be paid in dollars by DaimlerChrysler, but when translated back into euros, the price had declined. Since the company’s costs were in euros, the falling revenues when expressed in euros were squeezing profit margins. With the exchange rate standing at £1 = $1.33 in early December 2004, Pfeiffer was deeply worried. He knew that if the dollar declined further to around £1 = $1.50, SMS would be losing money on its sales to America. He could try to raise the dollar price of his products to compensate for the fall in the value of the dollar, but he knew that such a strategy was unlikely to be successful. The market for machine tools was very competitive, and manufacturers were constantly pressuring machine tool companies to lower prices, not to raise them. Another small German supplier to the US automobile company, Keiper, was faring somewhat better. In 2001 Keiper, which manufactures metal frames for automobile seats, opened a plant in London, Ontario, to supply the US operations of DaimlerChrysler. At the time the investment was made, the exchange rate was £1 = $1. Management at Keiper had agonised over whether the investment made sense. Some in the company felt that it was better to continue exporting from Germany. Others argued that Keiper would benefit from being close to a major customer. Now with the euro appreciating every day, it looked like a smart move. Keiper had a real hedge against the rising value of the euro. But the advantages of being based in Canada were tempered by two factors. First, the US dollar had also depreciated against the Canadian dollar, although not by as much as its depreciation against the euro. Second, Keiper was still importing parts from Germany, and the euro had also appreciated against the Canadian dollar, raising costs at Keiper’s Ontario works. Case Questions 1.Why was Keiper weathering the rise of the euro better than SMS? 2.Could SMS Elotherm have taken steps to avoid the position it found itself in? What were those steps? Why do you think the company did not take these steps? 3.In retrospect, what might Keiper have done differently to improve the value of its ‘real’ hedge against a rise in the value of the euro?

Udo Pfeiffer, the CEO of SMS Elotherm, a German manufacturer of machine tools that engineer crankshafts for cars, signed a deal in late November 2004, to supply the US operations of DaimlerChrysler with $1.5 million worth of machines. The equipment would be manufactured in Germany and exported to the United States. When the deal was signed, Pfeiffer calculated that at the agreed price, the machines would yield a profit of $30,000 each. Within three days that profit had declined by $8,000. The dollar had slid precipitously against the euro. SMS would be paid in dollars by DaimlerChrysler, but when translated back into euros, the price had declined. Since the company’s costs were in euros, the falling revenues when expressed in euros were squeezing profit margins.

With the exchange rate standing at £1 = $1.33 in early December 2004, Pfeiffer was deeply worried. He knew that if the dollar declined further to around £1 = $1.50, SMS would be losing money on its sales to America. He could try to raise the dollar price of his products to compensate for the fall in the value of the dollar, but he knew that such a strategy was unlikely to be successful. The market for machine tools was very competitive, and manufacturers were constantly pressuring machine tool companies to lower prices, not to raise them.

Another small German supplier to the US automobile company, Keiper, was faring somewhat better. In 2001 Keiper, which manufactures metal frames for automobile seats, opened a plant in London, Ontario, to supply the US operations of DaimlerChrysler. At the time the investment was made, the exchange rate was £1 = $1. Management at Keiper had agonised over whether the investment made sense. Some in the company felt that it was better to continue exporting from Germany. Others argued that Keiper would benefit from being close to a major customer. Now with the euro appreciating every day, it looked like a smart move. Keiper had a real hedge against the rising value of the euro. But the advantages of being based in Canada were tempered by two factors. First, the US dollar had also depreciated against the Canadian dollar, although not by as much as its depreciation against the euro. Second, Keiper was still importing parts from Germany, and the euro had also appreciated against the Canadian dollar, raising costs at Keiper’s Ontario works.

Case Questions
1.Why was Keiper weathering the rise of the euro better than SMS?

2.Could SMS Elotherm have taken steps to avoid the position it found itself in? What were those steps? Why do you think the company did not take these steps?

3.In retrospect, what might Keiper have done differently to improve the value of its ‘real’ hedge against a rise in the value of the euro?