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comparative analysis of Islam and Christianity

Can someone answer the following questions from a Christianity and Islam point of view. Question 1 What is prime reality, 2. What is the nature of the world around us?, 3. What is a human being?, 4. What happens to a person at death?, 5. Why is it possible to know anything at all?, 6. How do we know what is right and wrong?, 7. What is the meaning of human history? These 7 questions need to be answered for both religions.

Predicting Costs – CoSysMo

Please use 12 point font and at least 1 ½ line spacing – Min of 2 pages and Max of 3 pages per question allowed for all three questions. This means your exam is between 6 to 9 pages long. By definition each page must contain a minimum of 250 words, and will be very strict on this requirement; figures and tables can be used, but must comply with 12 point font requirement.
Please place your name in the header and start a new page for each question.
Please use standard margins.
If you use any external sources you MUST document your sources. Please DO NOT simply “copy and paste” from external sources – I will be using SafeAssign.
Exams shall be penalized for not following the basic requirements in this exam document.
You must do your own work, not team effort.

Question #1 (50 points) Predicting Costs – CoSysMo is a detailed, systems engineering planning tool. It predicts person months by looking at size and effort factors. The SolarSPELL project at ASU needs your help in predicting how much it will cost to set-up SolarSPELL in Fiji, Comoros, Puerto Rico, and Tonto Creek Camp. In addition, your design contribution is realizing that while SolarSPELL has a functional Web server, you need to develop solar charging stations for the laptops and devices that access SolarSPELL in remote locations with no electrical grid power. They have past data for the “calibration” factor called “A” in the equation from previous projects. The resources you have to help you are solarspell.org.

Please develop a CoSysMo prediction of person months (pm) required given the following data:

i. Previous performance against CoSysMo predictions that used an “A” = 1 are as follows:

Prediction using A = 1

125 pm

85 pm

105 pm

Actual PM Required:

150 pm

102 pm

126 pm

ii. Economies of Scale are nominal at 1.0

iii. Requirements are balanced between normal and difficult with 100 of each.

iv. Estimate the number of interfaces and decide how many are easy, normal, and difficult, and why you reached these conclusions.

v. We have only two (2) nominal algorithms to develop.

vi. Describe and estimate the number of scenarios that must be managed and decide how many are easy, normal, and difficult, and why.

vii. SolarSPELL has done something similar in the past so our understanding of the requirements is nominal.

viii. The technical risk and architectural understanding are low for this effort.

ix. Because of student help and instructor turn over at remote locations, continuity of our team has been low and must be addressed, but you need to validate these assumptions.

x. There are also other effort cost drivers, please estimate those and their level of severity, and show why.

(Hint: please use the CoSYSMo equation to express the final estimate instead of letting me guess wrong what you were thinking).

Question #2 (25 points) Post-Award Activity:

You bid the program with a budget of $24 million (BAC = $24 million) with a $2 million management reserve to be completed in 12 months. Although we know the expenditures will not be linear, let’s assume a straight-line relationship between time and budget for this exercise. At month 5 we find we should be at $10 million (BCWS) (straight-line plan of $2 million spent each month * 5 months), we have completed enough work to justify an expenditure of $8 million (BCWP) and our actual costs accrued to date are $6 million. (ACWP)

(15 points) Outline what you believe the status of the project is and interpret what the projections mean to you. Using only this cost data, how can you project time to complete?
(10 points) Outline what you believe the action plan should be to bring Project ASU in on-schedule, on-budget and meet the customer requirements.

Question #3 (25 points) – Understanding Total Cost of Quality and Risk: System Engineers are constantly trying to balance the cost of prevention and appraisal with the risk of failure.

For Apple’s iPhone X, is it time for ‘full panic mode’?

https://www.cnet.com/news/for-apple-iphone-x-is-it-time-for-full-panic-mode-with-q2-financial-results/#ftag=COS-04-10aaa1a

(25) Discuss what could be reasons for the low sale of iPhone X in terms of total cost of quality?

the decline of birth rates in the uae

Instruction • You should participate in this project following the grant chart provided in table 1. • You are responsible of solving the problem using statistical analysis methods by utilizing the SPSS software. • You are free to implement your idea. However, consider the four factors of statistical work (collect the data, analyze, report and recommendation for an action) • The report should be presented in English. • Final report and presentation should follow the standard structure of writing such as,  Cover page.  Table of contents.  Introduction.  Work plan.  Data Analysis.  Result and Discussion.  Conclusion.  References.

• Submitted project will be evaluated base on, 30% for data preparation utilizing SPSS software and results, 20% for analysis, 50% for presentation. • Every student in each group must present and be ready for answering questions. • Upload your report to the portal and submit a hardcopy on the same presentation day.

Table 1. Project Gantt chart Experimental design (Progress) Week 1 Week 2 Week 3  Select the idea, topics and objectives.  Identify the variable(s), (data type, level of measurement).  Literature review.  Develop a detailed plan for collecting data (sampling technique, your samples target).  Collect the data.  Data Analysis (such as, frequency distribution, central of tendency, central of variation, measure of position, probability)  Must include the probability distribution for discrete or continues random variable.  Describe the data using descriptive statistics techniques  Interpret the data and make decisions about the population using inferential statistics

Please be aware that the project report will be applied in turnitin.

What is the Academic plagiarism Taking someone else’s work and submitting it as your work without adequate mention of the source

Consumer Products (CPG) Strategy Marketing

Week 2 Homework

Marketers today are searching for ways to make their products more relevant and meaning for consumers. How can food culture be a tool for more firms to use in positioning products to be more relevant for consumers? How about retail? Construct a two dimensional positioning map that depicts how you see Portland, Oregon you will not use any sources. Use your own writing to answer the question and make sure that you Construct a two dimensional positioning map by using Excel. Do not use any map from the Internet.

The two pages will include the dimensional positioning map, so the writing part is less than two pages.

You have to use Excel to create the two hju7tff8[pff

how the non-profit management certificate program will help me with my current job as a program associate

This is an essay for a certificate program. Please use my resume as a reference to write this essay. Please write it in a more sincere way. ( especially for two years or more experience, you could use my english camp experience at Beijing Royal high school ( non-profit organisation) as an example and also the experience at University of Minnesota. Thank you.

Below is the content that needs to be included in the essay.

Applicants to the Nonprofit Management certificate program must include documentation regarding their two years of relevant paid/volunteer/internship experience within their resume, and also preferably within their personal statement if possible.

Describe what has contributed to your interest in the nonprofit management certificate program.
Discuss what you plan to be doing in your career in the next two to five years.
Discuss a current issue in nonprofit management that is of particular interest to you. Identify your experience in working with individuals and/or groups who are culturally or racially different than you.
Documentation of two years of paid or unpaid experience in a nonprofit organization in one or more of the following areas: management of a budget, supervision of staff, development of programs (implementation and evaluation), fundraising, grant writing, regular participation in board meetings, and/or on board committees.
Comments from Support Team: how the non-profit management certificate program will help me with my current job as a program associate. but the carlson school of management the organisation i am working for is not a non-profit so please write how the program can help me with my current job. ( or help me with my volunteer job at beijing royal school) please check the curriculum the program offers and mention how these courses will help me

Business Strategy Out-of-Class, Case Study

Introduction
Ten years ago, you established a privately owned small company called Shefa’a, which makes highly effective and potent prescription herbal painkillers. All Shefa’a products are licensed in its operating markets and protected by US patent laws. Since its launch, the company has enjoyed good success and created a strong customer base around the world, particularly in the GCC Region. Shefa’a has 50 dedicated scientists and employees, most of them have been with the company since launch. Each Shefa’a employee has been loyal and dedicated to you and the company’s values, product focus, and corporate strategy. The company’s strategy has been based on Porter’s Generic Strategy of “differentiation focus”. When you established Shefa’a, you have made a philanthropic pledge that if you ever discover a cure for a chronic disease, then it will be made available to everyone who needs it regardless of their economic situation. The company has a small and dedicated board that has supported you since the start, but has grown sceptical over the past few years about company’s finances and the new products Shefa’a has been pursuing.

Herball
Two years ago, you and the Chief Chemist observed something unusual with one of the new painkiller called “herball”. During clinical trials, herball shrunk one type of cancer of a lab rat by 75%. Having made this amazing discovery, you allocated more resources to refine the new drug and make it more effective to target organ cancers. The shift in resource allocation has been devastating to the main product line. As a result, your company is almost bankrupt. You have spent all your savings and the company is in debt almost 10 million Dirhams. There is a lot of resentment among some of the employees and board of directors about the new drug and the direction you have led the company.

Last month, you have made a breakthrough. Results on lab rats showed that the drug is working, it completely cured the liver cancer of one of the lab rats. Now, you are ready to try it on human subjects. A major hospital in the US heard about the breakthrough and has contacted you and wants to sign with you to begin the human trials. Simultaneously, some major pharmaceutical companies are contacting you and are willing to buy the technology from you. If the human trials work, this would be a disruptive drug that is going to shake the industry.

Yesterday, your business development director secured a letter of intent from a group of investors who are willing to finance the project. They have pledged $2 Billion as an initial investment for a majority stake in the company.

All of this happened so fast. There is a lot of pressure on you to make a decision about what route the company should take. The situation is further complicated by your desire to fulfil your philanthropic pledge you have made. However, this represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to financially benefit from your invention, pay your debts, and continue with your research to cure other chronic diseases, such as Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and AIDS.

Strategy
You must make a decision about what kind of strategy your company is going to pursue. Outline your strategy for Shefa’a and Herball . Your options are:

1) Cash Out: sell the technology to one of the big pharmaceutical companies
2) Begin Human Testing: sign up with the American hospital for human trials
3) Equity Investment: sign up with the investors
4) Philanthropy: Make Herball free to some or all
5) Any combination from the above

Whatever strategy you choose, you need to give a strong rational and convince your employees and the board of directors that it is the correct choice for the company.

You must choose one of the above strategies and give a strong justification for the chosen strategy. The justification must include the advantages and disadvantages and any potential risk for the company. In addition and irrespective of the option chosen, you must outline the argument to convince the board and employees. The format of your report must be as follows:

– Introduction and summary
– Selection of one of the five strategies
– Justification for the strategy selected, advantages, disadvantages, potential risks, etc.
– Outline of the argument to convince the board members and employees of Shefa’a

Assessment Task 4 Herball Case
Description of Task Students will be given a hypothetical case. The Case sets the stage and presents different strategies for the company to consider. Each student will select one of the strategic options in the case, justify the chosen strategy, and discuss its advantages and disadvantages. (CLOs 3 & 5)

CLOs3- Critically appraise a variety of levels of strategy: Corporate, business and operational .

CLOs5- Synthesize and comment critically on the strategic position of the organization.

Well Child Developmental Assessment Paper Guidelines

Students will conduct a developmental assessment met in a home setting to identify factors influencing a child’s development.

WELL CHILD DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT PAPER (20%)
Each student will conduct a pediatric developmental assessment in order to facilitate his/her learning of the multiple, predictable aspects of a child’s growth and development. The student will also assess the child’s home environment to identify some of the factors influencing the child’s development. Following the visit, a written paper will be due which will include physiologic and psychosocial assessment data, goals for the child and family, interventions, and recommendations.

I. PROCEDURE FOR THE VISIT
Identify a well child (1 month – 10 years of age) either in a home or school environment. The child should not be a member of the student’s immediate family.

For home visits, you will be conducting a developmental and a home assessment for a child birth to 10 years of age. For school students, you may conduct a systematic assessment of their developmental status and identify environmental factors located in the school which are aimed at stimulating their development.

Some suggested parameters to include:
a) birth date, age, and gender
b) growth parameters – use growth charts based on the
 For children < 2 years, use the Birth to 36 months 3rd-97th percentile forms and plot the following on the chart:
o length for age
o weight for age
o head circumference for age
o weight for length
 For children > 2 years, use the 2-20 years 3rd-97th percentile forms and plot the following on the chart:
o stature for age
o weight for age
o BMI for age
c) nutritional status
d) development – remember the different aspects of development
e) family
 Who lives in the home and what are their roles with the child?
 What influences do they have on the child’s development?
 Is the child cared for outside of the home and what impact does that have on the child and his/her family?
f) home environment or school assessment–
 include safety issues that may not be covered by this tool, i.e.: guns in home, helmets w/ bikes, harmful chemicals within reach, etc.
2) ANALYSIS OF DATA

a) Interpret the child’s growth percentiles.

b) Describe and interpret child developmental findings. Select at least two developmental theorists and compare the child’s development.

c) Assess the child’s environment in the areas of cognitive and social emotional support, safety, nutrition, and list factors that facilitate or inhibit the child’s growth and development. Or, if school based, describe environmental factors you have identified that are stimulating the child’s development

d) Discuss problems to be addressed, nursing diagnoses, and needs. If there are no problems, discuss anticipatory guidance needs.

3) GOALS – for child and family

4) INTERVENTIONS OR RECOMMENDATIONS – to maintain and promote growth, development and health of the child. Include documented rationale.

5) REFERENCE LIST – Use APA format.

SIE 340: Deterministic Operations Research

• Objective: apply optimization techniques to a research topic selected by a team, 15% of your final grade (progress report 2%, and final project report 13%).
– 1-3 members to form a team – Each team must submit a one-page progress report (2%), and at least 10-page final report (13%) – A template for report will be given in D2L. – You will need to learn and use linear programming software such as LINDO, Excel for your project. • Requirements for progress report (2% of your final grade): – Due on June 15, 10:59AM – The goal of this report is to identify your team members and project topic. – Form a team (1-3 members): please contact me if you have trouble to form a team; sometimes, based on the progress report, I will ask some students to merge their team.
– Should include the cover page and Section 1: problem description – you CANNOT copy the cases in the book; instead you must use your own language to describe the problem, and propose the questions in the problems – Make a good title for your project: for example, Optimal Using of Solar Energy for a Household – Topics: 1) Choose one case in Case 1-Case 11 from the book. Remember, if you choose some case that does not include appropriate data, you have to make up/collect data by yourself. Although some case does not include sensitivity and duality analysis, you will still need to include these two analyses. 2) Choose some problems in Chapter 3.8, 3.9, 3.10 or problem in pages 113125. If you choose problem from this part, you need my approval. Although many problems do not include sensitivity and duality analysis, you will need to study them in your project. Some of these problems are very short, you will add something interesting to make sure you final project will be at least 10 pages.
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3) Choose some problems you face in your real applications, or ask me for some interesting problems. You will need my approval before you start your project if you choose this option. • Requirements for final report (13% of your final grade): – Due on July 5, 13:00PM – Should be at least 10 pages, cover page and codes/excel sheets are not included. – In Appendix, use one part to write down the contributions of each member – You must include these sections in your report: 1) Problem description; 2) modeling; 3) solution steps and algorithm code (in LINDO, or some other software); 4) Results analysis (use table or figure); 5) Sensitivity analysis and duality; 6) contributions, including contributions for this topic and future problems. ∗ Parts 1, 6 will have 1% each in your final grade. ∗ Part 2 (including code), 3, 4 will have 2% each in your final grade. ∗ Part 5 will be 3% in your final grade. ∗ Another 2% for your style, references, figures, tables, etc. – Requirements of sensitivity and duality analysis: (1) Sensitivity analysis: change at least two coefficients in your objective function, and carefully explain their corresponding economic interpretations (2) Change at least two RHS parameters, and do sensitivity analysis to check their changing interval, in which current basis remains optimal (3) Find the dual of your LP formulation (if your problem have more than 5 variables or 5 constraints, you do not need to write the dual), and study the shadow prices for at least two RHS parameters based on (2) and also explain their corresponding economic interpretations – (shadow price information obtained from LINDO or Excel) (4) Please add your code in the final project (excel: copy your input screen, and results screen)

I do believe the “Marbles”should be returned to Greece

I do believe the “Marbles”should be returned to Greece.
Cite your outside sources. This essay should consist of a minimum of 500 words. Place the word count at the end of your work. Your writing must use correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
The Elgin Marbles
In Chapter 5 on page 133 you read about the controversy regarding whether the Elgin/Parthenon Marbles should be returned to Greece. The questions are: Do you believe the “Marbles”should be returned to Greece? Why? Or, conversely, do you believe the “Marbles” should stay at the British Museum? Why? What has recently been done with negotiations on this issue?
You should be aware that Greece is not the only country that is seeking to repatriate their ancient artifacts. Several other countries such as China, Egypt, Italy,and Mexico are also beginning to take action, and in some case repatriation has already been achieved. So, this essay must also address how your decision would impact other museums worldwide who also own ancient works of art in their permanent collections. You must take a firm position; do not be indecisive because it is an actual dilemma in the art world and I want you to defend your position.
Research what the Greek government has done recently to be ready to accept these sculptures, and what international organizations are doing to assist in this situation.

literary analysis of an author’s work of the time period of this course

Paper: Your paper will be a literary analysis of an author’s work of the time period of this course. The work may be of an author we have studied or of one we did not; however, the work you focus on must be one we have not or will not cover in class. (500- 850 words) Please focus on the work itself and only relate the author’s life as it is pertinent to the point of your analysis. Use MLA form to document all research that you use, but you do not have to do research.

The topic included in the class :

Jean De La Fontaine ( Fables http://www.aesopfables.com/aesopjdlf.html)
Moliere’s Tartuffe
Women’s Issues by Emile
Jonathan Swift’s Satire ( Gulliver’s Travels Part IV http://www.literaturepage.com/read/gulliverstravels-184.html A Modest Proposal” www.gutenberg.org/files/1080/1080-h/1080-h.htm )

Alexander Pope ( The Rape of the Lock and An Essay on Man http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2428/2428-h/2428-h.htm )

Candide ( http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19942)

Romantic Age and William Blake and William Wordsworth