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The Shared Possibility of Different Conceptions of the City: Howard, Wright and Le Corbusier

The influence of Howard, Wright and Le Corbusier on modern-city planning is readily apparent, forming a sort of holy triumvirate in regards to how city-planning is conceived. In this sense, one of their obvious similarities is not in their respective theories, but rather in the compelling nature of these theories that have made them so influential. In other words, what is the common truth of these theorists in regards to city-planning that makes them so influential? From another perspective, these three thinkers offer radically different versions of city-planning, and perhaps by approaching them first from their apparent differences, the subterranean continuity between all three, which we have defined in terms of the pertinence of their influence as a starting point, may then appear on the surface of our investigation.

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Organizational Structure

The organizational structure that should be adopted by companies is one that will maximize the firm’s performance by attaining balance between the technical and the social requirements. Since an organization entails coordination of activities amongst different stakeholders of the company, there is the need to develop powerful communication network and make sure that there is apparent understanding of interdependencies and relationships among the different members of the organization (Baligh, 2006). This will make the organization process simple and meet the objectives of the organization in a cost-effective manner. The system managers in a given organization should ensure that the managers are allocated different responsibilities in their different departments of the company and their responsibilities coordinated by the systems managers.

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Personal Training Program

Introduction

The owner of ABC Fitness Center has contracted a professional fitness trainer to design and implement a for-profit personal training program for his 1,000 member gym. The plan for the fitness program is to be submitted to the owner of the facility for review within a specified timeframe of two weeks. The program must consist of a mission statement, ideas for the hiring process for fitness center trainers, stipulations for payroll criteria for trainers, daily trainer schedule, new member initiation protocol with sample workout plans, private personal training protocol with sample workout plans, and a marketing plan. Additionally a review is included to support the information in this report, to further assess the relevance and importance of implementing a structured personal training program for ABC Fitness Center.

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Conclusions and Recommendations

Customer satisfaction

Conclusions and Recommendations

Assessing the needs of the customer is a reliable foundation in achieving customer satisfaction which consequently contributes to extensive growth of the organization. Achievement of these objectives is determined by effectiveness of communication lines between the customers and business managers.

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Personal Statement

I think that reading personal statements for college must be harder work than writing them. I want this brief statement at least to go easy on the reader.

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A defining moment in history that shaped the Coast Guard into the Coast Guard

Coast Guard History

Determining what stands as the most defining moment in the history of the Coast Guard is a complex process. As Sterns points out in his essay “Why Study History?” the observation of historical events is not only the pursuit of facts, but an inquiry into meaning and value. Sterns writes that an important part of the study of history is “ moral contemplation” and that when studying history “a student [tests] his or her own moral sense, to hone it against some of the real complexities individuals have faced in difficult settings” (Sterns,  3).

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Gun Control

The unfortunate shooting incident in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado led some to hope that the state and federal governments may finally pursue stricter gun control regulations but the nation soon forgot the incident to carry on with its regular affairs. It would eventually take the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut to initiate serious dialogue in both public and political arena that should have followed the Colorado incident. The Connecticut tragedy was a stark reminder of how ill-prepared the nation is to protect its citizens against gun violence if even the children in school are not safe. As expected, the opponents of gun control wasted to time in repeating their old rhetoric and even accused supporters of gun control like Piers Morgan of attacking the Second Amendment (Acuna) but the opponents of gun control are only engaged in misleading information campaign. Gun control regulations should be pursued because the benefits of doing so will outweigh the costs.

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Healthcare Amenities

There was a time when the healthcare sector resisted marketing maybe because the focus used to be more on the provision of the services rather than the profitability of the organization. Times have changed significantly since then because the emergence of the private sector within the healthcare industry has driven up competition as well as the focus on profitability. In addition, many public sector healthcare organizations have observed that public funding has been declining over time. These factors have forced both public and private sector healthcare organizations to be run in more business-like manner, with a major focus on efficient management of limited resources and profitability. While this emphasis on cost minimization has improved the survival rates of healthcare organizations by reducing waste of resources, it might also have led to decline in the overall quality of healthcare.

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Comparison Chart

Listing Agreement

TYPE

SUMMARY

Open Listing

Any sales agent may compete for the commission, or the seller may find a buyer on their own and pay no sales commission. The seller may withdraw the listing at any time.

Exclusive Agency

Listing

Listing contract is made with one agent and a sales commission is paid if that agent or a cooperating agent finds an acceptable buyer. Seller can also find a buyer on their own and  pay no sales commission.

Exclusive Right to

Sell Listing

Listing agent has 100% control of the transaction and will earn the sales commission no matter who finds the buyer. Commission may be split between cooperating agents. Listing typically lasts 90 or 120 days and the seller may cancel after the stated time.

Multiple Listing

Marketing tool called the MLS that includes listing information and photos for view by agents and buyers on the internet. Members submit exclusive agency and exclusive right to sell listings.

Net Listing

A listing agreement where the seller lays down the net price they want for their home, leaving the agent to add their desired commission on when presenting to buyers. If the house sells for a  price high above the sellers net earning the agent a very high commission the seller may feel cheated. Net listings are illegal in some states.

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Criminology and victimology

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First, the similarities, both victimology, and criminology increase the effectiveness of the system of criminal justice. This increased speed results from the varying approaches that both take since they both focus on two most critical aspects of criminal justice. These aspects are victims of criminal offenses and the criminal offenses. Further, both victimologists and criminologists are strict on following appropriate ways of collecting and interpreting data. They also use similar methods of collecting and interpreting their data. These methods includes among others, use of survey, questionnaires, tabulation, use of graphs, and the use of pie charts. Also, both criminology and victimology guarantee flexibility since due to falsification; victims can sometimes become criminals (Downes, Rock & McLaughlin, 2016).

The main difference between criminology and victimology is in their meaning. Criminology refers to the scientific study of crime and criminals. It entails looking into the causes of crime, responses towards these crimes by the law enforcement, and the methods of mitigating these crimes to the extent that normalcy are regained. It employs such fields as statistics, biology, psychiatry, anthropology, psychology, and anthropology in fulfilling its objectives. On the other hand, victimology is the scientific study of the relationship between the victim of a particular crime and the perpetrator. The law enforcement bodies employ this field in trying to arrive at the reason why the victim was the target of the offender.