human behavior

1. The major challenges encountered with the system and data integration includes the difficulty of information to be tracked due to limited access and inconsistency of information from valid home addresses, email addresses, cellular or home telephone numbers. The viewed challenges can be a barrier in implementing the new tracking system. If there’s an inconsistency in the record, there will be a hard time tracking patients with chronic diseases. Home visits can aide this problem. Thru home visit, patient’s information will be validated and the whereabouts and be checked from their neighbors. Home visit is an express delivery of health to individual homes.

Moreover, a portable pocket mobile data base encoder can be used in order to encode the information during home visits so that the medical records, physician offices, providers and health plans will be updated right away with the patient’s health status.
2. The manager should consider the work force—how many people needed in order to track the patient. How accessible the information can be— the availability of resources such as reports and information. The readiness of each patient to participate in the development of the new system— the main goal of new system is to help the patient enhance their health and decrease the cost of their health. The new system is centered to patients with chronic diseases. We need to identify the patients’ readiness learn and to adopt in order to avoid confusion and hesitation to participate.
3. The reports that would be useful in developing new intervention includes process on how hospitals managed patients with chronic diseases—the flow of medical management and nursing management, referral system and follow-up check up. Pharmacy protocol on how to dispense medicine to costumers—the appropriateness of medication, possible route and dosage is verified to the prescription and matched to patient’s diagnosis. The type of health…

on the job training

On-Job-Training (OJT) is probably the most common form of training used by most employers for the new recruits. While OJT is commonly practiced by most organisations, some studies have suggested that it can be problematic. Describe the system of OJT and discuss the possible drawbacks of OJT techniques and suggest possible solutions to overcome the drawbacks that you have identified.Introduction”If all I do is hear, I will forget
If I hear and see, I will remember
If I hear, see and do, I will understand”.” (Confucius, 2005, April 17)It’s proven and well tested! Experience is definitely the best teacher. Every employee may have experienced some kinds of on-the-job training (OJT) in their careers. An employee probably learns 80 to 90 percent of his/her job knowledge and skills through OJT (Carnevale and Gainer, 1989).On-the-job training has a general reputation of its effectiveness for vocational work. Its expediency is a major reason for a company to adopt it. However, many companies may only notice its benefits, like few costs and can be implemented quickly, but neglect its limitations.On-The-Job TrainingOn-the-job training (OJT) is one of the paramount training methods because it is planned, organized, and conducted at the employee’s workplace. It refers to a structured or non-structured system of training that occurs in the workplace (Rothwell and Kazanaz, 1994). OJT may also be called job instruction training.Normally, this type of training is to transfer knowledge from a skilled and experienced worker to a new-hire; in other words, someone who knows how to do a task shows another how to perform it. Trainees are learnt through training in an actual work setting, to the processes, work tasks, tools and methods of a specific job or group of jobs. So, it is especially appropriate for developing proficiency skills unique to an employee’s job, which are relatively easy to learn and require working with equipments or facilities….

Avatars’ Na’vi vs Australian aboriginals

The three most relevant characteristics of religion utilised throughout the film ‘Avatar’ are the beliefs are believers, rituals and ceremonies and ethics and morals.
The Na’vi people in the film are adherent to the belief that they have an inextricable spiritual connection between their ancestors and their deity ‘Eywa’. In this film Eywa is the Goddess of the Na’vi people and the ancestors are depicted as a small seed from the sacred tree, this is shown when Neytiri states -“They are seeds of the sacred tree, very pure spirits”. The Na’vi attempt to interpret the intentions of the spirits and aim to satisfy these wishes, this is demonstrated in a scene when Neytiri is aiming an arrow at Jake Sully and a spirit hovers over the arrow. Neytiri deciphers the actions of the spirit and acknowledges that the spirit wants Jake Sully’s life spared.
One of the Na’vi’ beliefs is that you are born twice and upon the second time is when you are accepted into the clan, “The Na’vi say that every person is born twice and the second time, that’s when you earn your place amongst the people… forever”. This belief is practiced through a ritual of acceptance, and influences the Na’vi lives as to make informed choices of whom to accept as they must listen to what this member wishes to speak, this is evidenced when Jake Sully wishes to speak- “I am Omaticaya, I am one of you and I have the right to speak!”
One of the predominate features of the Na’vi’ ethics and morals is depicted in a particular scene when Jake and Neytiri mate under Eywa. It is stated in the film that once you mate with another, you are mated for life, this is shown in the following quotes from Neytiri- “I am with you now Jake, we are mated for life” and “We are mated before Eywa, it is done”. This shows that the people have strong ethics and morals considering love and sex, these morals are relevant in majority of modern religions e.g. Marriage and sexual abstinence.
The Na’vi also have respect for other…

no child left behind

“Why No Child Left Behind Is Important to America.” 
Frederick, M.H., Chester E. F. Jr. (2007). No remedy left behind: lessons from a half decade of NCLB. Blue Ridge Summit, PA: National Book Network.This source is an analysis of the No Child Left Behind Act. It objectively analyzes how the No Child Left Behind Act works, the improvement and progress it has made, and also the problems it has caused.  It gives arguments that state why the No Child Left Behind Act is working and why it is creating problems. This source will be of good use in understanding the problems and benefits of the No Child Left Behind Act.Rodes, J. H. (2012). An education in politics: the origins and evolution of No Child Left Behind. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. This source shows the political perspective of the No Child Left Behind Act. It displays the transition from President George Bush to President Barack Obama, showing what George Bush initially did, and what Barack Obama is doing or will do with the No Child Left Behind Act. This book also explains the political history of the Act, how it passed, the reasons for its passing, and the way it affected the education system, in the political aspect. The source is useful because it considers the political aspect, showing how the Act was passed, what its initial intention was, and how it will develop in the future.Webley, Kayla. (January, 23, 2012). Why It’s Time to Replace No Child Left Behind Time. 179(3), 40-44.This article is completely against the No Child Left Behind Act, and gives various arguments to support its position on the Act. The source states some important reasons why the No Child Left Behind Act should be replaced. The article states that the bad outruns the good, and it explains why it this Act is so bad, and what changes need to be made. This article will help this research by explaining why it is not working, and it will let me see the arguments against the No Child Left Behind ActWilcox, Ella….


Road Traffic Sign Detection and Classification.
Escalera, A., Moreno, L., et al.
A vision-based vehicle guidance system for road vehicles can have three main roles: (1) road detection; (2) obstacle detection; and (3) sign recognition. The first two have been studied for many years and with many good results, but traffic sign recognition is a less-studied field. Traffic signs provide drivers with very valuable information about the road, in order to make driving safer and easier. The authors think that traffic signs most play the same role for autonomous vehicles. They are designed to be easily recognized by human drivers mainly because their color and shapes are very different from natural environments. The algorithm described in this paper takes advantage of these features. It has two main parts. The first one, for the detection, uses color thresholding to segment the image and shape analysis to detect the signs. The second one, for the classification, uses a neural network.
Detection of Highway Warning Signs in Natural Video Images Using Color Image Processing and Neural Networks.
Kellmeyer, D. L., Zwahlen, H. T.
This study reports on the development of a system that incorporates color image processing and neural networks to detect and locate highway warning signs in natural roadway images. Such a system could reduce the need for redundant or oversized signs by assisting drivers in acquiring roadway information. Transportation agencies could use such a system as the first step in an automated highway sign inventory system. Currently, a human operator must watch hours of highway videos to complete this inventory. While only warning signs were considered in this study, the procedure was designed to be easily adapted to all highway signs. The basic approach is to digitize a roadway image and segment this image, using a back-propagation neural network, into eight colors that are important to highway sign detection. Next, the system scans the image for color…

The origin of cardboard box

The origin of cardboard boxThe first commercial paperboard (not corrugated) box was produced in England in 1817. Cardboard box packaging was made the same year in Germany.The Scottish-born Robert Gair invented the pre-cut cardboard or paperboard box in 1890 – flat pieces manufactured in bulk that folded into boxes. Gair’s invention came about as a result of an accident: he was a Brooklyn printer and paper-bag maker during the 1870s, and one day, while he was printing an order of seed bags, a metal ruler normally used to crease bags shifted in position and cut them. Gair discovered that by cutting and creasing in one operation he could make prefabricated paperboard boxes. Applying this idea to corrugated boxboard was a straightforward development when the material became available around the turn of the twentieth century.The advent of flaked cereals increased the use of cardboard boxes. The first to use cardboard boxes as cereal cartons was the Kellogg Company.Corrugated (also called pleated) paper was patented in England in 1856, and used as a liner for tall hats, but corrugated boxboard was not patented and used as a shipping material until December 20, 1871. The patent was issued to Albert Jones of New York City for single-sided (single-face) corrugated board. Jones used the corrugated board for wrapping bottles and glass lantern chimneys. The first machine for producing large quantities of corrugated board was built in 1874 by G. Smyth, and in the same year Oliver Long improved upon Jones’s design by inventing corrugated board with liner sheets on both sides. This was corrugated cardboard as we know it today.The first corrugated cardboard box manufactured in the USA was in 1895. By the early 1900s, wooden crates and boxes were being replaced by corrugated paper shipping cartons.By 1908, the terms “corrugated paper-board” and “corrugated cardboard” were both in use in the paper trade.Cardboard boxes have been used there since 1840…


Accountability is the act of taking responsibility for that which falls under your domain—in other words, it’s doing what you say you’re going to do. Accountability is the cornerstone of integrity, which is the result of consistent honesty and responsibility in your actions. In the military, it is absolutely imperative that you do what you say you’re going to do and that you agree to be held accountable for those orders that are directed specifically to you or those in your command. A breakdown in leadership and responsibility has the potential to be catastrophic in the military.Why is accountability important to the Army? Accountability is a very important part of an enlisted and a NCO’s job. The enlisted soldier is responsible for all items issued to issued to him weather it be a weapon, NVG’s, clothes, a vehicle, or some TA-50, a field manual, medication (morphine, Demerol, or any narcotics), BII, or ones self. The NCO’s responsibility is to make sure that the soldier is accountable for the items and has eyes on these items when need, so that he can report it to his higher command. Accountability also includes the most important piece of equipment the soldier him or herself. Anything can and will happen especially in combat, that’s why the team member should make sure that the team or squad leader know where the soldier and his or her equipment is at all times. The Army spends a lot of money on equipment and belongings for the soldiers, so the Army expects to know where its equipment is.
No matter what someone is always responsible for equipment in the Army. It goes to the highest officer to the lowest enlisted personal in the chain of command and back up again. Like in combat a the soldier knows that at a given and safe time he or she should get to the rally point, predestined by his or her chain of command, that way he or she and his or her equipment can be accounted for. Accountability is used in many different ways, for example knowing if something…

v for vendetta

Freedom Fighter or Murder V for Vendetta is a popular American-British thriller, which was first released in 2005. The movie is written by Wachowski Brothers then directed by James McTeigue. Wachowski Brothers wrote the movie basing it on the V for Vendetta, a Vertigo graphic novel of 1982. David Lloyd and Alan Moore wrote the novel. After its release in 2005, the movie V for Vendetta immediately hit the headline and rapidly grew in popularity. Even today, it is still watched in most homes across the world. The movie grew in popularity and became a household name just within a few months after its release. The movie was set in the United Kingdom within a dystopian society (Whitaker and Dodds 45). The political themes present in the movie show us both sides view of V. The government viewed V as a cold-blooded murder and terrorist, but when dissecting V’s actions and motives, we can learn that in the eyes of the oppressed he is a freedom fighter.
The movie V for Vendetta has four major casts and other minor ones. The major casts include Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Stephen Rea, and John Hurt as the V, Evey Hammond, Eric Finch, and Adam Sutler (High Chancellor) respectively. Casting as V, Hugo Weaving is portrayed as a skilled and charismatic freedom fighter that is unwillingly subjected to the experimentation of Norsefire. Throughout the entire movie, he wore a mask to obscure his face so that others couldn’t see the scared and tortured man behind the mask.
In this story, V becomes a hero and escapes a traumatic and unjust imprisonment. Thereafter, he spent most of his time planning and preparing for vengeance against his oppressors. He comes under a new persona to accomplish his mission. In addition, the film explicitly portrays V as a big impediment of an idea. He is depicted without an identity, past, and face. V becomes the idea itself by obscuring his identity using masks (Lamm and Bray 104).
Theme – Freedom Fighter vs. Murder
There are…

The Planting of English America

The Planting of English America
1. England’s Imperial Stirrings
1. By the year 1607, Central and South America was largely controlled by Spain or Portugal, but North America was mostly unclaimed.
1. In North America, there were few Europeans.
1. Spain had established Santa Fe.
2. France had established Quebec.
3. Britain had just established Jamestown, and it was struggling.
2. In the 1500s, Britain had made only feeble efforts to colonize America. There was a rash of problems hinging on a mix of religion and politics…
1. King Henry VIII had broken with the Roman Catholic Church in the 1530s, bringing the Protestant Reformation to England and thus creating religious division.
2. When Elizabeth I became queen, England moved decidedly in the Protestant direction. This also meant Catholic Spain was an immediate rival.
3. And there was the “Irish problem.” Catholic Ireland sought Spain’s help in ousting Protestant England’s control over the “Emerald” island of Ireland.
4. The end result of these events was a great deal of hatred between England and the Catholic nations.
2. Elizabeth Energizes England
1. Elizabeth I was a fiery red-headed queen with loads of ambition, gall, and the political shrewdness to get what she wanted.
2. Francis Drake was a “sea dog” who pirated Spanish ships for gold. On one occasion, he stole the gold, circumnavigated the earth, and then was rewarded by Elizabeth I knighting him on his ship. This brazen reward by the English queen infuriated the Spanish.
3. First attempts by the British to colonize the American coast failed miserably.
1. Sir Humphrey Gilbert died at sea.
2. Sir Walter Raleigh established the Roanoke Island Colony, later to become known as The Lost Colony. Raleigh returned to England and the colony vanished mysteriously.
4. Spain plotted revenge on England and in 1588 their Spanish Armada attacked England only to get themselves defeated. The turning point in history was a large one…
1. This stunning…

Truth in Kafka’s The Trial

What is truth? Often times, the truth is hard to find, define, or comprehend. Therefore to illustrate human truths or to create a more universal setting, authors often use various literary devices to guides their readers. Franz Kafka uses a number of literary devices on The Trial. The Trial is about a man named Joseph K. who undergoes a trial. He does not know what he has done nor what he is being charged for doing. The crime itself is never revealed either. In the novel, truth is unknowable. It can only be grasped by interpreting the metaphors and symbols Kafka uses. By interpreting the metaphors and symbols Kafka uses, the reader is enabled to unveil the truth or purpose of the devices in the story.
A perfect example can be found in the first page of the novel. In the very first line, Kafka begins his story by stating the conflict of the story. Kafka narrates, “Someone must have been telling lies about Joseph K., without having done anything wrong he was arrested one fine morning” (Kafka 1). Throughout the story, the protagonist is simply referred to as “K..” The opening line is one of the very few times in which Kafka presents his full name. In fact, Joseph K. is not his full name either. The period that follows the letter “K” marks his last name as an abbreviation. Without giving the main character a specific name, and referring to him with only a single letter, Kafka allows the character K. to be more universal. Because of K.’s namelessness, he can be anyone. Kafka wanted his readers to be able to relate to or identify with the protagonist. Any man or woman can be K., undergoing an unknown trial.
Speaking of an unknown trial, the trial within The Trial is an extremely important concept. When K. is first arrested, he asks for the reasons as to why he is being arrested. The two warders whom were arresting him, simply respond, “We are not authorized to tell you that” (Kafka 6). K. tries to discover what crime he has committed time and time again as the…