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social media’s impact on restaurant industry

Task:      Write a research paper using evidence to support a thesis that addresses your research question examining a current issue or event in the news from the perspective of your field of study. The audience is people who are generally educated but do not have extensive knowledge of your field or topic.

research methodological issues that you read about or can infer from the article and the video.

Please watch the video below and also read the article that is provided. You assignment is to provide your assessment of Dr. Birx’s comments and also to point out any research methodological issues that you read about or can infer from the article and the video.

Limit your response to 250 to 300 words. Please do not use big terminology.!

Dr. Birx: Coronavirus Data Doesn’t Match The Doomsday Media Predictions

Posted By Ian Schwartz

On Date March 26, 2020

White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Deborah Birx warned the public not to panic when they hear about models and projections of the pandemic’s spread.

“Models are models,” she said. “When people start talking about 20% of a population getting infected, it’s very scary, but we don’t have data that matches that based on our experience.”

She said the media should not “make the implication that when they need a hospital bed it’s not going to be there, or a ventilator, it’s not going to be there, we don’t have evidence of that.”

“It’s our job collectively to assure the American people,” she also said. “There is no model right now — no reality on the ground where we can see that 60% to 70% of Americans are going to get infected in the next eight to 12 weeks. I want to be clear about that.”

DEBORAH BRIX: I’m sure you have seen the recent report out of the U.K. about them adjusting completely their needs. This is really quite important. If you remember, that was the report that says there would be 500,000 deaths in the U.K. and 2.2 million deaths in the United States. They’ve adjusted that number in the U.K. to 20,000. Half a million to 20,000. We are looking at that in great detail to understand that adjustment.

I’m going to say something that is a little bit complicated but do it in a way we can understand it together. In the model, either you have to have a large group of people who a-asymptomatic, who never presented for any test to have the kind of numbers predicted. To get to 60 million people infected, you have to have a large group of a-symptomatics. We have not seen an attack rate over 1 in 1,000. So either we are measuring the iceberg and underneath it, are a large group of people. So we are working hard to get the antibody test and figure out who these people are and do they exist. Or we have the transmission completely wrong.

So these are the things we are looking at, because the predictions of the model don’t match the reality on the ground in China, South Korea or Italy. We are five times the size of Italy. If we were Italy and did all those divisions, Italy should have close to 400,000 deaths. They are not close to achieving that.

Models are models. We are — there is enough data of the real experience with the coronavirus on the ground to really make these predictions much more sound. So when people start talking about 20% of a population getting infected, it’s very scary, but we don’t have data that matches that based on our experience.

And the situation about ventilators. We are reassured in meeting with our colleagues in New York that there are still I.C.U. Beds remaining and still significant — over 1,000 or 2,000 ventilators that have not been utilized.

Please for the reassurance of people around the world, to wake up this morning and look at people talking about creating DNR situations, Do Not Resuscitate situations for patients, there is no situation in the United States right now that warrants that kind of discussion. You can be thinking about it in the hospital. Certainly, hospitals talk about this on a daily basis, but to say that to the American people and make the implication that when they need a hospital bed it’s not going to be there or a ventilator, it’s not going to be there, we don’t have evidence of that.

It’s our job collectively to assure the American people, it’s our job to make sure that doesn’t happen. You can see the cases are concentrated in highly urban areas and there are other parts of the states that have lots of ventilators and other parts of New York state that don’t have any infected. We can meet the needs by being responsive.

There is no model right now — no reality on the ground where we can see that 60% to 70% of Americans are going to get infected in the next eight to 12 weeks. I want to be clear about that. We are adapting to the reality on the ground and looking at the models of how they can inform but learning from South Korea and Italy and from Spain and I know you will look up my numbers.


Any topic (writer’s choice)

Assess the requirements for a fixed-price contract. Determine ways that the duration of the fixed-price contract can affect the cost savings to the government. Then, create an argument in support of fixed contract pricing for an interval of your choosing.
Examine the requirements for a performance-based contract. Then, create a brief outline of a performance-based contract for your past or current career field.

Strategic Planning & Development

Within the last ten years, the health care industry has seen big change, not only in philosophy, but with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. There have been changes in political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental factors that influence strategic planning. Americans desire increased quality patient care, wellness, and prevention programs. Health care organizations are seeing changes in volume and demographics related to their patients, and labor and technologies related to the health care organization.

For this assignment, select a health care organization within your state or region. Imagine you have been selected by the facility’s Executive Committee to develop a strategic plan that aligns to the organization’s mission and vision. Use critical thinking skills and research current events of your chosen organization to prepare your assignment.
Instructions and Grading Criteria

Write an 810 page strategic plan. Your plan must include the numbered elements listed below. Note that the instructions correspond to the grading criteria for this assignment. You may also want to review the performance level descriptions for each criterion in the scoring guide to see how your work will be assessed:

    Differentiate between strategic management, strategic thinking, strategic planning, and managing strategic momentum.
    Propose one specific analytical tool suitable for use as an adaptive strategy or strategies that will be the most effective in helping an organization achieve its strategic plan.
    Propose the manner and provide an example of how the selected analytical tool will be used to support the strategic proposal.
    Research three internal and three external factors that could become barriers to the success of the proposed strategic plan.
    Recommend at least one solution to each of the possible barriers to implementing your proposed strategic plan.
    Determine the specific segment of the market that your organization’s strategic plan will target.
    Recommend the most effective approach to marketing your strategic plan and provide examples.
    Use at least three quality academic resources.
        Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.

A good life

An essay with simple English about what makes a good life.

questions like

What is important for people in general in order to live a good life?
What important decisions do people need to make in life?
What is a good life for you personally?
How can you reach your good life?
How has the idea of a good life changed over time?
What will be important for future generations?

Object detection and coordinate of object

We have Raspberry Pi 4 and its camera, uArm Swift Pro

Image processing: detect multiple leaves by OpenCV( better if available), generate coordinates. uArm movement to tap on leaves.

GUI for control

database of measured leaves size.

price negotiable!!!!!


This exercise is about tracing the origins of the clothes and shoes you wear and about asking Why? The cost of labor…is important, but it certainly isnt the only factor in determining where garments and shoes are made (Domosh et al. 2013: 345).
Your essay must first describe briefly the historical and contemporary patterns of trade in primary and secondary production related to the garments industry (see textbook and PPT files for details), and their spatial distribution, in your own words. Then you will discuss the most important characteristics of the garments industry including its evolution and current state. A summary of these facts can be found in this exercises PowerPoint presentation as well.
As it is mention in the book, The Human Mosaic: … the textile and garments industries have historically been very footloose, able to move production facilities to locations that suit manufacturers, often because of the low cost of labor. In todays global world, that tendency is even more pronounced, with manufacturers of clothing and other garment-related materials outsourcing many aspects of production and often subcontracting with other companies to complete different tasks in different parts of the world (Domosh et al. 2013: 345). Please note that this quote includes several key definitions that must be included in your essay. You can find additional key definitions in the Instructions PPT file.
Any geographically-based study must answer three broad questions: Where? Why? and, So what? (or, in other words, why is this important?) For example, where are the garments you selected to compose this exercise where made and where are the headquarters of these companies located? Why are these items made in these countries? What are the similarities of the countries were these garments are produced and those where the company headquarters are located? What are the differences? In answering to the So what? question (why is this important?) you must use the information you have included in the first two sections (Where? and Why?). This is an overview of the principles characterisitcs of todays garment industry and must include a conclusions paragraph of your analysis. While answering these questions, you must also consider each of the locational factors mentioned in the course textbook and the corresponding PPT (i.e., labor, markets, state policies, consumer trends), and try to generalize the why of what you wear.
This essay must include a minimum of at-least 800 words in length. You must also demonstrate knowledge of the topic using key definitions related to this topic. In addition, it is required to include at- least one additional reference (textbook or other reputable source; not Wikipedia) in the essay portion of your work that relates to this topic making a proper citation in your essay. You must also include this

reference in a separate page (Bibliography/Reference), making a full citation of all sources cited in your essay. Making a notation in your essay but not including it in your bibliography, or the other way around, makes this source invalid; hence, it will not count. Note that this portion (including an external source) corresponds to 5% of the final grade of this assignment.
Technical Aspects: Your essay must conform to the following formatting: 12-point font (Arial, Times New Roman, Garamond, or Book Antiqua), one-inch margins all around, double-spaced, and number the pages. Essays that do not format their work accordingly will receive a 10-point discount.
Final Details (VERY IMPORTANT): You must upload your essay, including your table and map in a word document (one file only), to You can find the link to in the Assignment Dropbox. If you experience any difficulties to upload your exercise to, you must send me your complete work using the course messaging system in a word document before the deadline.
Your answer must be your own, original thoughts. If you plagiarize your thoughts from a website, journal, or any other source, not only you will be sad because you cannot write the small number of words of your own, but you will earn a failing grade in our class. See course syllabus for more details regarding plagiarism issues.


Geography: Realms, Regions, and Concepts

Harm J. de Blij, Peter O. Muller

Wiley, 14th Edition, 2010

ISBN-10: 0470462426

ISBN-13: 9780470462423

Position Paper

You will write a Change Management Position Paper. You will select a large organization, profit or nonprofit, that has recently gone through significant change. Choose an organization that you can find substantial written material documenting the change effort. Analyze the organization on the basis of the readings covered in this course and write a 5 page paper discussing the change effort.

The paper will follow APA Format and Style.
The body of the paper is 5 pages excluding title and reference pages.

The paper should follow this outline:
1. Introduction: Describe the situation, organization, and context for the change?
2. Analysis: Analyze the approach taken by the change agent(s), and address the following:
    a. the image of the type of change held by the change agent,
    b. the culture of the setting that is changing and the role culture played in the                change,
    c. the extent to which the (envisioned and actual) change was first or second order vs. adaptive or transformational,
    d. the method(s) for implementing change,
    e. the vision for the change, and
    f. how the change was communicated
3. Overall Evaluation: Evaluate the quality of the change agents work based on class readings.
4. Recommendations: Include recommendations suggesting what steps could have been taken to increase the success of the project.

java program

Base Class
Write an Account class containing an instance variable called balance with an accessor called getBalance and mutators called deposit and withdraw. To allow members of the Account class to be sorted, implement the java.lang.Comparableinterface to compare two accounts using balance.

Derived Classes
Create two subclasses of Account calledSavingsAccount and CheckingAccount. SavingsAccount will add an instance variable called interest to store interest percentage and a mutator method for increasing its balance by applying the interest called compound().
CheckingAccount will keep track of check numbers using an instance variable called nextCheckNumber starting with 1000. It will have a method called orderChecks that increments the current check number instance variable by 1000.
To facilitate displaying account information each of these accounts should override the toString() method from the java.lang.Object class.
All of your classes should include constructors that yield properly initialized accounts. Your driver should test your SavingsAccount and CheckingAccount classes by creating an ArrayList of Account and adding a number of SavingsAccount and CheckingAccount objects with various balances. All methods and constructors should be called at least once and your ArrayList should be passed as an argument to java.util.Collections.sort().

Any topic (writer’s choice)

Research Virtual Interviewing on the Internet.  Write a research report based on your findings.

Reports must be created using Microsoft Word, at least 5 full pages of text (tables, lists, graphs and/or graphics/photos are not counted as text).

The following topics must be covered in the report:

What is a virtual interview?
How are virtual interviews conducted?
How can applicants prepare for a virtual interview?
How can employers prepare for a virtual interview?
Describe the advantages of virtual interviews.
Describe the disadvantages of virtual interviews.
Your thoughts on virtual interviews.
The following rubric will be used to grade reports:

MLA Guidelines 30 Points
5 pages of text 30 Points
All topics covered 35 points
Saved with correct name 5 points