Discussion 2 | Biology homework help

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“The Cell, Lokiarcharum, and the Chemicals of Life”

This week is all about the some of the smallest parts of life: atoms, molecules, and cells. For your primary post, please respond to one of the following two topics and address all questions. Also, reply to at least one fellow student on any topic.

Topic 1 : Introduction to the Cell. Watch the Khan Academy video “Introduction to the cell” (1)* and then address the following issues.

  • (a) In the video, the narrator says that we might think that since cells are so small, that they must be simple, but “nothing could be further from the truth.” What did he mean by that?
  • (b) Describe features that are only found in eukaryotic (but not prokaryotic) cells.
  • (c) Did anything in this video surprise you, or was it mainly a recap of material you already knew?

Topic 2 [article]: Lokiarchaeum. Read about Lokiarcheum in the article by Yong (2)* and/or the article by Zimmer (3)*. Both articles describe recently discovered evidence about a previously unknown organism. Then, address the following questions:  

  • (a) Lokiarchaeum may be a “transitional form” between archaea and eukarya. What evidence suggests this?
  • (b) Describe one way that this relates to this week’s lesson.

Topic 3 : Chemicals of Life Video. (added on 1/8/2018)  Watch Dr. Cox’s video on the “Chemicals of Life” (4)* in the “Instructor Insights” area of Week 2. Then, describe three things you learned from this video.

Note:  To get credit for this topic, your post must be based on the video. Answers based on other materials will receive a grade of zero.

References (in Strayer Writing Standards format).

  1. Khan Academy, November 29, 2017. Introduction to the cell,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KfHxF6Vhps
  2. Ed Yong, May 6, 2015. New Loki microbe is closest relative to all complex life, http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2015/05/06/new-loki-microbe-is-closest-relative-to-all-complex-life/
  3. Carl Zimmer, May 6, 2015, Under the sea, a missing link in the evolution of complex cells,http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/07/science/under-the-sea-a-missing-link-in-the-evolution-of-complex-cells.html?_r=0
  4. James Cox, July 12, 2016, The Chemicals of Life (revised). Kaltura video found in Week 2 – Instructor Insights section.  

Discussion of gender and diversity in media

Tukachinski, Mastro and Yarchi (2017) examine media effects of TV representations on Black and Latino Americans from 1987-2008 and found for both groups that “negative representations of one’s own group reduced warm feelings toward their ingroup, and favorable characterizations contributed  to feelings of warmth toward their ingroup” What solution strategy do you recommend to achieve more “favorable characterizations” in TV of under and misrepresented people.

Paper 2 | Article writing homework help

You should review the case study detail at the end of  the attached document, Chapters 1, 2 & 9, and the two links below before completing the Parkinson template attached. Details are required for each section. If you include enough detail for each section, the template portion of the final document will be at least five double-spaced pages in length, which meets the paper length requirements. Include APA citations within the Response column where appropriate. You must use a minimum of three scholarly resources within the assignment. List your references in APA format on the last row of this template. All citations and references must be in APA style. Once you complete the template, upload the document with Turnitin report.




Case study 5 | Computer Science homework help

Question for case study 11 and 11a


  • Identify and explain terms (independent and dependent variables, factors and levels, response, treatments, errors, repetition, blocks, randomization, effects, and replication).
  • Interpret chief effects and communication plots.

Question for 12


  • Utilize problem-solving tools, such as cause and effect diagrams and relational matrices. Pinpoint the root of the problem.

Dis 5 | INF 220 IS Principles | Ashford University

Regarding the discussion of growing information systems security impacts, our guest speaker, Dr. Rajin Koonjbearry, states, “I anticipate it’s going to get worse before it gets better” (INF220 Week Five Information Systems – Security, Ethical, and Social Impacts Part Two (Links to an external site.)). What supporting content does Dr. Koonjbearry provide to justify his position? Our Instructor Guidance highlights security breach predictions provided by the Experian data breach. Are these predictions in agreement with Dr. Koonjbearry’s position? After reading and watching our required course material, do you agree with Dr. Koonjbearry’s position? Why or why not? Give examples to illustrate your answer. Provide justification and citations for your points.

Professor comment for discussion post

Hi Nadine, 
Although the internet was not created to be secure web 2.0 and above had to include a security measure due to the amount of information flowing across it. I also agree the impact of the internet going down would be felt worldwide. I feel we are always one step behind the hackers. What are your thoughts?

Week 4 nr 531 | Nursing homework help


Week 4: Vision and the Organizational Structure

As the nurse executive, discuss your vision that you would like to implement for the organizational structure at SLMC. Share your rationale. How would you incorporate aspects of the person-centred nursing framework into your vision? Using motivational theory, discuss your strategies, as the nurse executive, for creating a motivating climate and atmosphere that supports a more positive work environment.

Introduction to risk and crisis communications


The tragedies of 9/11 marked a turning point in the perception of the word “crisis,” especially to people in the United States who had never experienced such an attack on their own soil. The attacks were also a turning point in the perceptions of crisis management and crisis communications.

 A crisis management/communications plan saved the lives of numerous people in the World Trade Center (WTC) on that fateful day. Rick Rescola was head of security for Morgan Stanley, which occupied 40 floors in one of the WTC towers. After the 1993 terrorist attack on the WTC, Rescola formed a crisis management team to try to avert an attack or to help employees survive another attack. The team members were in agreement that another attack would occur, and that it would probably occur at the WTC because of the symbolism of the towers being the tallest in the United States.

Team Rescola, as it was called, determined that the next attack would not be a ground attack, because the garage was protected after the 1993 incident. They even took a test flight around the buildings and predicted the attack would be by air.

Crisis communications was necessary to convince employees and managers that preparations needed to be made and that training for evacuation was necessary, and to explain how it would be done. Subsequently, there were drills. Rescola had lighting put in the stairways, and every person knew where the stairways were.

When the planes struck, WTC security advised all persons that it was safer to stay in the building. Rescola and his team began to evacuate employees. A glitch occurred in that one of the stairways was blocked by debris. Visibility was hampered either by smoke or darkness or both. Survivors and some of Rescola’s team members, consultants who were not in the building at the time, told the History Channel that team Rescola went to each floor and yelled, “Is anyone here?” If so, they led them out by alternate stairways. They say the team saved 95 percent of the total number of Morgan Stanley employees.

However, there was not enough time for them to reach every floor. Rescola and some of his team members died when the buildings collapsed. His wife said, when she saw the buildings go down on television, she knew her husband was there still trying to get everyone out.


 1. Consider the Rescola story, what should offices in skyscrapers and large buildings do other than plan for evacuations?
2. Imagine the employees who objected to the training: what would be persuasive messages to them?
3. The 1993 attack was considered a prodrome by Rescola. Why didn’t others see it?
4. In a crisis situation, using the image restoration theory, how could an organization determine which publics should receive which messages? Why would you send different messages to different publics? 

Must be at least 250 words supported by at least two references

Human resources management | Human Resource Management homework help


1.  You have the following wage progression scale



3-1-21  9.00 9.50 10.00  10.50 11.00   11.50

3-1-22  9.50  10.00 10.50 11.00 11.50 12.00

3-1-23 10.00 10.50  11.00  11.50 12.00 12.50



3-1-21  9.50 10.00 10.50  11.00 11.50  12.00

3-1-22  10.00  10.50 11.00 11.50 12.00  12.50

3-1-23  10.50 11.00  11.50  `  12.00 12.50 13.00



3-1-21  10.00 10.50 11.00  11.50 12.00  12.50

3-1-22  10.50  11.00  11.50 12.00 12.50 13.00

3-1-23 11.00 11.50  12.00  12.50 13.00 13.50

Employees are paid according to length of service with the company and classification on a calendar year basis without deduction for time off or proration. Joe is hired as a Housekeeper on 4-1-18 and is promoted to Laborer on 4-1-20 and to Maintenance Helper on 10-1-22. Assuming he is not red-cirlced,  State the rate at 3-1-21 and the wage changes and the dates thereof. (6 points) (Note: There may or may not be six rate changes.) NOTE: You only need to plot wages from 3-1-21

2. You are head of the Maintenance Department in Greggysburg, Ohio. Employees are paid according to length of service with the City based on their date of hire and classification.

You have the following employees who each are compensated 500 hours per calendar quarter with the following dates of hire.

A 1-1-75

B 4-1-88

C 10-1-17

D 7-1-18

E 4-1-17 RED CIRCLED AT $ 15.50

F 7-1-20

G 10-1-21 

Employees receive a longevity bonus of $ 1,500 once a year when they reach their 20th anniversary date. 

Employees earn vacation based on their length of service as of December 31st to be utilized in the following year as follows:

Less than 1 year  no vacation

1 to 7 years 2 weeks 

8 to 14 years 3 weeks

15+ years 4 weeks

Employees will take all of their vacation. When employees take vacation, their jobs are filled by agency temps, the agency is paid $ 800 for each week of vacation covered.

Employer contribution rates are as follow:

PERS 15%

UEC 3%

WC 2%

The 2020 and 2021 wage scales are as follows:


2020  12.00 12.50 13.00  13.50 14.00 15.00

2021 12.50 13.00  13.50 14.00 14.50  15.50 

2022  13.00 13.50 14.00 14.50 15.00 16.00

What is your budget for 2022? (24 points) SHOW ALL YOUR WORK. 

3. You have been hired a head of human resources for a city in Ohio. The city just completed negotiations with its four collective bargaining units; police, fire, streets and parks and clerical. New contracts will be negotiated in three years. State all you will do to prepare for negotiations, to negotiate and to ratify the agreements. THIS IS A 30 POINT QUESTION, SO YOUR ANSWERS MUST BE VERY DETAILED AND NOT JUST PATCH AND PASTE.

4. Describe the structure of a good progressive discipline policy. (4 points)

5. Describe some signs of potential substance abuse. (4 points)

6. Compare the strike-off and ranking methods of selecting arbitrators stating what you would do under a ranking system. (3 points)

7. Define and explain: (2 points each)

Arbitrator docketing fee



8. The final positions on the issues by a public employer and a union in Ohio are as follows:

Union Employer

Wages 3% increase   No increase

Holidays  1 more holiday   No change

Health Insurance Employee share 10% Employee share 30%

By giving examples, explain and compare what a fact-finder can recommend to what a conciliator can order. (4 points)

9. You have the wage progression scale below. What questions do you need to ask to fully understand how it works. (6 points. There may or not be six questions)


2020  12.00  12.50 13.00  13.50 14.00 15.00

2021 12.50 13.00  13.50 14.00 14.50  15.50 

2022  13.00 13.50 14.00 14.50 15.00 16.00

10.  STEP 1 STEP 2   STEP 3 STEP 4 STEP 5 STEP 6 

2020  12.00 12.50 13.00  13.50 14.00 15.00

2021 12.50 13.00  13.50 14.00 14.50  15.50 

2022  13.00 13.50  14.00 14.50 15.00 16.00

State the other questions which must be asked to understand how the above system works. (2 points) 

11. Describe the steps in the process of investigating a disciplinary infraction. (6 points)

12. State three factors which may cause a union to seek to organize your employees. (2 points each.

13. You are a public employer in Ohio and there are 300 employees covered by the union contract. There are 60 union members. The vote of the recommendation of the fact-finder is 37 to reject, 23 to approve. What is the result? Explain. (3 points)

14. You want to buy a printing business. There is a union contract covering twenty employees which expires in a year. Nine of the employees are essential and are paid considerably above market. The other eleven employees are good employees, but are paid slightly above market. Even paying above market, the company is still slightly profitable, but could be very profitable if market wages were paid. There is a clause in the union contract that says, “This contract shall be binding on any person or entity which may purchase the business. Discuss the issues. (10 points)

15. In what type of circumstances and why might you suspend an employee pending investigation. (3 points)

16. State three ways a mediator can be helpful in settling negotiations. (2 points each)

17. Describe all you would do to prepare to present a discharge case in arbitration for management. (12 points)

18. You as management lost an arbitration eighty days ago and the union has not pressed you to follow the award. You believe that the arbitrator was wrong. Discuss what you will do and when. (4 points) 

19. Give an example of a situation which would be a secondary boycott. (2 points)

20. Describe what must done in answering grievances under a union contract. (4 points)

21. State two advantages of using structured interviews. (2 points each)

22. Explain the steps required in establishing a training procedure. (5 points)

23. If you were going to form a panel to review applicants, what types of persons would you have on the panel and why? (4 points)

24. Describe a training process called “role playing” and the types of skills to be trained by that process. (4 points)

25. Describe and explain four common errors in evaluations. (2 points each)

26. Identify four options for dealing covering unexpected absences. (2 points each)






28. You want to put in place an ADR. What features must be in the ADR to make it mandatory. (5 points)

29. Define: (2 points each)

Turnover ratio


30. State three advantages and three disadvantages of filling position though employee referrals. (2 points each)  

Week 1 | Accounting homework help

 Need answers for 2 students 

Initial Postings: Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week, so the textbook must be the primary source utilized and listed in your reference section (and properly cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion. This means that they support the material from the textbook. Do not use other sources to substitute for or replace the textbook. 

Provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:

1) Identify the four (4) elements of a “project” as provided within the Kloppenborg definition. How would you describe/define these four elements? How are projects different from ongoing operations? 

2) List and describe four common causes of project failure.

3) Describe and contrast project managers and functional managers.

4) What are the main differences between adaptive (Agile) and predictive (Waterfall) approaches to project management? What is the Hybrid approach?

Respond to alexy post | snhu

Hello everyone, my name is Alexy and i am 24 i am a stay at home mom to my son who will be 2 years old this month. I was working in sales for 6 years prior to staying a stay at home mom and i travel with my husband for his work. I am pursuing a bachelors degree in business administration. Liberal arts are important since they teach the communication and people skills needed in the work place, and to success in life. Liberal arts majors according to the article have the general skills to contribute to a good cause in society and change the world and i think that’s why the liberal arts are so important. You can be taught all the technical skills of a job but if you are not taught to be self motivated learner and know how to communicate with people then success will be very hard to find. I have taken a personal finance and physics class before. I have worked in sales and marketing and advertising and the communication skills is how liberal arts fits into my life. I had to communicate sales and promotions properly to the customer to gain trust that i was selling them the best product to fit their needs and have that customer come back to the store and ask for me to help them again. My communication and people skills gained me a lot of loyal customers who would walk into the store and ask for me to help them instead of another sales person. I had to use critical thinking so that the sale was making me commission and helping me meet quota all while keeping the customer satisfied with their purchase.