ASCA Mindset & Behaviors Addressed
Standard(s) addressed: B-LS 3. Use time-management, organizational and study skills
Grade Level(s): 4th-5th grade
Title: UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION
Summary/Purpose The main purpose of this lesson is to introduce the topic of Addiction to students and to
Proposal: Usability Testing of TENS Unit
November 4, 2019
Johnson (2007) describes the TENS unit as a small, battery controlled device with leads linked to sticky pads known as the electrodes. TENS are meant for helping people that are prone to chronic pains; for instance, people suffering from neuropathic pain, Fibromyalgia, arthritis and joint
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
After introducing a Smartphone, there have been smarter means to carry out transactions, and various companies can witness the connection and after implementing these benefits. Many organizations have started to accept the preferences and have applied BYOD plans to enable using of workers’ personal mobile phone gadgets for business purposes.
Ch08 Perfect Competition
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The term _________________ refers to a firm operating in a perfectly competitive market that must take the prevailing market price for its product.
A. price setter
B. business entity
C. price taker
D. trend setter
Answer: C Reference:
2. ______________________ refers to the additional revenue gained from selling one more unit.
Henry David Thoreau, an American Theorist, ecological scientist and poet, was commonly recognized as a pacifist in nature, his literature work that came later on, publicized under the title A plea for Captain John Brown exposed a person that was prepared to back violence provided it aided him attain communal fairness for the marginal set in the community. This manuscript intends to deliberate on the several reasons which added to Thoreau becoming a pacifier in his primary literature, Resistance to Civil Government; which talks about the type of government system in the United States at his time and the wrongs which government engaged in, and the probabilities in his setting which inspired his violent stance in his future literature A plea for Captain John Brown; which is majorly based on a speech which he gave originally in Concord, Massachusetts in the year 1959, through critical analysis of his literary works.
Thoreau was a person who has been regarded by countless people as a pacifier. His primary and utmost common literature, Resistance to Civil Government that was far ahead issued with the label Civil Disobedience was chiefly seen as one that seized a non violent stance once it came to objecting to the harms that were at the time being orchestrated by the regime. Some distinguished protestors who came later after Thoreau had disappeared chose to take his non violent involvement in attempts to attain societal fairness for their community. A decent instance is; Mahatma Gandhi, who commanded a non violent demonstration towards the British decree in India and Martin Luther King who came to be the leader of the public privileges movement in U.S. in the 1960’s.
Fighting the Political Regime
I have faith in the events earlier to Thoreau writing Resistance Against Civil Government deserving his objective stance. All through this period, the U.S. and Mexico had been in a warfare. It was as well within this period, that oppression was also so vigorous in the Southern. He was an objector who trusted that a state which attested to be the root of freedom must not have a marginal set of its residents staying in confinement merely since it had fiscal advantage to their abductors (Buell, 262). These two aspects had him very annoyed at his regime. He therefore continued and made up his mind not to pay-up tolls as a symbol of his rebellion. He was afterwards detained and went through the night in jail for this (Buell, 257). He thereafter fortified his act by stating that, each person had thee liberty to reject loyalty to and fight any regime once its autocracy or its disorganisation are prodigious and unwanted (Buell, 261). He continued and said that there existed people who were people then those who were merely machineries serving their masters: the regime. From Thoreau the characteristic which gave life to a person was the authority to select what was ethically correct. He consequently regarded any person who chose to quit this authority to the regime or lawmakers to be more of machineries which are dictated than people who are provided with the authority to select amid good and bad (Buell, 259). In my personal view, Thoreau had this stance for the reason that he had faith that in doing this, he would have the ability to persuade a mainstream of the populace that the regime was mistaken and ultimately quantity sufficient gravity on the regime to alter its stance on the Mexican-warfare and oppression. Assumed that these were the primary phases of his politicking, a passivist’s stance was similarly satisfactory since Thoreau had not completely verified his philosophies yet. He was doing this out of the trust that his exertions might ultimately harvest some optimistic outcomes to the state.
A petition for Captain Brown
Dissimilar to previous literature whereby Thoreau promoted a passivistic stance, A plea for Captain John had an extra hostile stance. He decided to back John Brown: a person who had tossed a surprise-attack on Harper’s Ferry, neutralised its guards and seized its collection with the aim of applying it in fierce objections to oppression. Thoreau designated Brown to be an individual who had no like in the Northern Protestor (Buell, 370). He, different to numerous persons who were in contradiction of oppression, decided to take act. He invaded a collection stock and took-up arms that he was planning to employ in remonstrations to oppression. A lot of the individuals in the Northern only complained concerning oppression without undertaking any action to it. This stated that oppression was about to remain un-deterred. The acts of Brown, reffering to Thoreau established his astuteness and passion to do the correct deed. He offered up his life in place of his ethics’ cause so that the state might profit.
He fortified the doings of Brown before a lot of the persons at the period who regarded the him to have perished like a fool (Buell, 372). A lot of individuals in that period regarded his demise to have no worth since it did not lead to any concrete profits to Brown. Several regarded in Thoreau’s work, “a surprise party, a new pair of shoes, or a vote of thanks” as admissible payment for all doings. Demise for any reason was regarded as silly and one who never resulted to whatsoever (Buell, 237). Thoreau though well thought him out to be a protagonist who passed away for the better good.
In my personal view, Thoreau’s alteration into violence was mainly inspired by the setting which he was within. He existed at a period when a person who attempted his best to liberate the oppresed from oppression was predestined by the regime and a substantial portion of the populace as a killer. The actions of this person created a novel exposé to Thoreau. He had in his manuscript Resistance to Civil Government specified that a person had a privilege to reject loyalty to the regime and fight it where conceivable if it was oppressive and incompetent (Buell, 261). John Brown was precisely applying that attitude to his life. His root of deed may have been understood by Thoreau as a defensible use of ferocity in protection of the blameless slaves. He may have regarded the usage of ferocity to be ethically correct since justly-speaking, they were revealed to all kinds of misuse by their controllers. They had a living which was branded by a continuous ferocity status that was physical, indirect or threatened-upon verbally. Brown’s fierce protest was consequently a system of counter attack and this had Thoreau definitely in backing of this person who he supposed to be associated to the best Americans that stood at on Bunker hill, on Concord Bridge and on Lexington hall (Buell, 371).
Despite being infuriated by the community disregard of John Brown, Thoreau viewed this as a chance to influence the crowds into enchanting achievements in contradiction of the oppressive regime of that period. He called-for a live discourse and he had no healthier way of exciting the wish of the crowds than usage of the killing of John Brown as an instance. I trust that he knew-well in his head that this was a fitting instant to show to the universe what the regime might do to a resident who chose to use his ethics to make ethical choices.
In his discourse, he overvalued Brown and compared his demise to that of Jesus Christ. In his personal word, he specified that “Christ was crucified, this morning, Captain Brown was hanged.” I trust that he anticipated in his violent character, he might be able to encourage the crowds into an act. There could be no reason of employing a very ornate philology in reciting a person who different to Jesus, was eager to take-up-arms and take part in ferocity if there was no likelihood of ethical change of other people. John Brown was a sign of rebellion to an oppressive regime. John had showed to be a person who shadowed his ethics and even though he was really radical, he was the flawless representation of activism particularly throughout a period when numerous held objector sentiments but were unwilling to do whatever physical thing to rescue blameless individuals from becoming subjects to oppression.
Deductively, I would wish to state that Thoreau had a disposition which offered him as an individual who was very humanoid in his acts. He trusted in having conclusions based on individual ethics was a lot healthier as compared to following commands merely since they have been issued by a greater individual. His initial literature that were mostly passivistic were inspired by his direct setting. He trusted that having a nonviolent remonstration to an oppressive regime could be important sufficiently to arouse modification of policies of the government. He was likewise a clever person who recognised that a mainstream of the populace had their way but he did not feel stranded. Rather he decided to encourage him self in that he could pardon him self of any fault done by the regime. Afterwards, he nevertheless had a violent stance once it came to remonstrations counter to disliked decrees. This violent stance was mainly inspired by his direct setting particularly in the lifetime John Brown. He was forced to understand that; submissive activism could not at all times give the anticipated outcomes. Occasionally, ferocity could be essential in inspiring the authorities to upshot the anticipated deviations.
Buell, Lawrence. The American Transcendentalists. Modern Library, 2006.
Following the illegal drug trade, human trafficking is the fastest-growing crime in the world. Human trafficking is “the trade of humans for forced labor, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others”. Often it is women and children who are victims of human trafficking. A lot of women who are sex workers have been trafficked and then forcefully put into the sex industry. Poverty was and is still one of the leading causes of human trafficking. Women are stuck in situations where the only solution available to them is to sell themselves for the sake of survival (Ottisova, 334). Nowadays it is more common for women to be abducted from vacant parking lots or when walking alone. These women are snatched in their lives and forced to slave for the rest of their lives. The issue has grown so much over the years with the numbers of victims growing rapidly. One of the reasons why human traffickers continue enslaving these women and children is the huge paycheck they gain. Often those who are enslaved in the human trafficking system are also victims of the illegal drug trade (Dell, 1742).
The estimated amount of people who are stuck in this modern-day slavery is around 20-40 million. Most of these cases are undocumented so to get one solid number is impossible. Only .04% of human trafficking cases are documented which means millions of cases internationally are hidden (Dell, 1744). Out of the 20-40 million estimated humans trafficked, 71% are women and girls and 29% are men and boys. The reason for girls and women being common targets for traffickers is they are easier to abduct and bring more money from forced sex. The women commonly targeted are stuck in poverty and are helpless. In the US a lot of abductions from common places are occurring also. Women are being kidnapped from parking lots of popular supermarkets, thrown into vehicles while walking (Dell, 1740). Another common occurrence that is occurring is fake jobs being provided to women only for them to be enslaved in this underground crime.” Other women answer job advertisements for positions abroad such as dancers, waitresses, and nannies, only to find themselves held against their will and forced into prostitution and sexual slavery.” women who are trafficked overseas are usually brought into America where they are forced to sell themselves. In 2018, 51.6% of human trafficking cases involving children being traded for sex. A lot of these children are from the foster care system and were trafficked due to their needs. Young girls who get stuck in the system are often 12-14 and have run away from home. These girls are manipulated into the system by older men who then take control of their lives and imprison them. With the number of innocent women and children being human trafficked growing daily, more resources need to be provided on how to free the women stuck and how to keep this from occurring in public.
One of the main reasons human trafficking is growing worldwide is because of the huge payout the traffickers acquire. According to the ILO report from 2014 “human trafficking earns profits of roughly $150 billion a year”. From the 150 billion gained, $99 billion if, from commercial sexual exploitation, $34 billion in construction, manufacturing, mining, and utilities, $9 billion in agriculture, forestry and fishing, and $8 billion is saved by private households that employ domestic workers. The amount of profit is what allows for human trafficking to continue. The number of prosecutions of human traffickers is extremely low. “According to the 2017 State Department Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, there were only 14,894 prosecutions and 9,071 convictions for trafficking globally in 2016.” “Of the estimated 16 million forced labor victims worldwide, only 1,038 cases of forced labor were prosecuted globally in 2016, according to the US Department of State.” “In 2016, the Department of Justice convicted a total of 439 human traffickers, up from 297 in 2015 and 184 in 2014.” these numbers show why human trafficking is growing instead of being shut down. Because so many cases are undocumented, this allows traffickers to continue with a minute chance of being caught.
The causes of human trafficking are very diverse, they are vastly impacted the political, social and economic factors among others. The local circumstances like harassment, and political instability could highly motivate individuals to migrate in search of a better and satisfactory lifestyle. The vulnerable population in the society likes the displaced population and orphans are easily attracted to the idea the human trafficking (Dell, 1742). The exercise of entrusting young children to strangers or new neighbors is dangerous and it could promote human trafficking, these “trustees” can sell the children for money and vacate to new areas (Zimmerman, 10).
Some parents sell their kids to places with improved life or higher opportunities with the expectation that these children will escape the hardships, hunger or chronic poverty. In addition to these hardships, the existence of leaky borders that are supervised by corrupt officials facilitates this heinous act (Dell, 1741). The law enforcers at the boundaries are sometimes reluctant to conduct thorough searches due to complacency and negligence. The governments, therefore, either directly or indirectly contribute to human trafficking by failing to put the adequate measures to stop this vice. It should, therefore, ensure that there are adequate legislation and political goodwill to curb this menace.
The topic I am searching for is about Alzheimer’s infection. This topic of interest to me because society has lost many people due to this fatal disease. I have heard and seen people die of this disease due to their inability to afford the costs of treatment and cases of diagnosis as most people realize they have the disease when it’s too late and by this late stages and treatment becomes very difficult (Tai et al, p 465-488). This is quite a terrible disease and the bad news is that the cases of people dying of this disease are increasing by the day. The cause of Alzheimer’s disease was initial recognized back in the year 1991 by Dr. Alois Alzheimer when he noticed abnormalities in the brain tissue of a lady who had died of strange mental illness. Since this time, there was a suggestion of whether the individual physicians could be working jointly or individually towards finding a cure for this infection. Up to date the research towards the cure for the infection is still ongoing with several organizations established to work towards the infection.
I have an interesting question regarding what are the key causes. How can we prevent the disease? Will one day the cases of infection be mitigated to minimize the number of deaths. Are the current therapies and treatments effective against Alzheimer’s infection? However, to effectively answer the big research questions, other research questions are relevant in this research. Most of these questions are clinically based. For instance, what is the variation between Alzheimer’s infection and dementia? What are the main stages of Alzheimer’s infection? Is Alzheimer’s disease hereditary and are there any sources of financial help for individuals with Alzheimer’s or their caregivers? The topics I believe those researchers will have some of the answers that I will need for the essay. Also, am very interesting in research about if gastronomy or other invasive methods to the patient in the terminal stage of Alzheimer’s would be best to choose.
I will use those researches from college databases like the “U.S National Library of Medicine on Alzheimer’s Disease”, the National Institute on Aging and the NIH”. I will also use researches from “the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and stroke.” Based on those topics from the researches I believe I will have the answers that I need for the essay (O’Bryant et al, p 45-58). However, there have been several controversies regarding the exact cause of the increased mortality due to Alzheimer’s disease. The following research evidence will be necessary to answer the above-mentioned research questions.
Based on the U.S National Library of Medicine, Alzheimer’s disorder is a popular type of dementia occurring among the older population. Dementia disorder normally affects individual ability to perform daily activities. AD normally progresses slowly by attacking the pert of the brain that controls memory, language including thought. Another similar disorder is the MCI which usually causes more memory problems to individuals than normal people of the same age. Alzheimer’s according to the current research accounts for about 80% of all dementia diagnoses (Lichtenthaler, p 148). However, in the U.S, the overall death of AD is has increased by 89% as from 2000 to 2014. The direct and indirect costs associated with healthcare have been approximated to be $500 billion every year.
The invention of non-invasive detection imaging has led to a test that enhances the detection accuracy in AD. The diagnostic technique involves injecting a radiolabeled tracer agent; the patients are then subjected to a PET examination that examines for the deposition of certain peptides that occurs as a plaque in the brain. Health professionals have been able to identify and detect the medical condition using the method up to 100% specificity and up to 96% sensitivity. Some researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have come up with the first ever tracer (O’Bryant et al, p 45-58). However, the use of PET imaging has been proved to be limited due to the high costs which offer a challenge to those people who do not have insurance. Research has indicated that there is a good number of patients who are subjected to amyloid PET examination or imaging do so as a way of participating in medical trials.
A less costly and more effective method of evaluation has been the screening of CSF for Aβ42 hyperphosphorylated tau peptide. However, this diagnostic method has been estimated to have a less diagnostic accuracy of between 85% and 90% has risks associated with lumbar puncture procedure as well as a long period of waiting before the results are obtained. This delay has been attributed to the complexity of laboratory instruments that do analysis on the fluid. A clinical comparison has proved that there is no significant difference in the detection accuracy between amyloid PET imaging biomarkers and CSF Aβ42:p-tau which implies that the ideal diagnostic test for individual patients varies based on cost, availability and patient preference (Tai et al, p 465-488). Currently, there are less-invasive serum assays made to detect the level of circulating proteins in individuals with AD. On the other hand, a study done in 2017 found that a test could be lead to discrimination among normal cognition, dementia, and MCI as a result of a small number of individuals with specificities of 88% and sensitivities of 84%.
The current treatment involves two categories of pharmacologic therapy that are applied to individuals with AD. Some of these drugs act as cholinesterase inhibitors and a good example is donepezil and galantamine. However, these types of drugs are suitable for patients who have severe, moderate as well as mild AD dementia and those individuals with Parkinson’s disease dementia. Another commonly used drug for the treatment of AD is the memantine which acts as a non-competitive inhibitor of N-methyl-D-Aspartate as well as dopamine agonist (Richardson et al, p51-58). This drug is recommended for those individuals found with moderate or severe AD. However, some drugs such as huperzine A are government-legalized drugs outside of the US and thus not approved by the FDA as a result of its effect on the purity and potency.
Researchers identified vitamin D as one of the potential risk factors known to cause the growth of AD dementia and essential supplements is recommended to those patients who are found deficient of the vitamin D. Meal such as fresh produce, whole grains, legumes, olive oil and seafood though reducing the intake of sweets, red meat as well as the consumption of treated foods has been found to lower the risks associated with the growth and development of AD and the risk of emergent cognitive deterioration. Physical exercise such as aerobic exercise shows reduced caregiver burden in individuals with AD (Geldenhuys et al, p3-5). The physical exercises as people age have been associated with the impact to prevent the loss of agility and strength as well as lowering risks of neuropsychiatric manifestations and care necessities related to AD. However, less atrophy was detected in patients having genetic danger associated with the development of AD.
P-tau seems to be the primary cause of the signs and symptoms in AD. However, different types of vaccines have indicated safety and effectiveness in animal models. In a particular study, ant-tau drugs have proven to be effective especially in the stimulation of the immune system of individuals with AD. The current trends related to Alzheimer’s disease indicate that about 14,534 individuals have been diagnosed with AD in Wales and the prevalence for AD in persons aged above 60 years was 2% while the whole incidence was approximated to be 1.5 per 100 person-years (Lichtenthaler, p 148). On the other hand, the prevalence for individuals between 60 and 74 years has risen to 1% while those with more than 75 years the prevalence has risen to 5%. By the use of properties of diagnostic dyes and their derivatives, a wide range of tests has been developed to detect amyloid plaques. The proposed early diagnostic technique aims at identifying plaques while using an invasively small sample of blood.
In conclusion, AD disorder normally affects individuals’ ability to perform daily activities. AD normally progresses slowly by attacking the pert of the brain that controls thought, memory and language. Alzheimer’s according to the current research accounts for about 80% of all dementia diagnoses. The diagnostic technique involves injecting a radiolabeled tracer agent; the patients are then subjected to a PET scan that examines and identifies the deposition of certain peptides that occurs as a plaque in the living human brain. Researchers identified vitamin D as one of the independent factors which potentially causes the development of AD dementia; as such supplementation is suggested to those patients who are found deficient of vitamin D. The proposed diagnostic technique will entail the identification of plaques using invasively small samples of blood rather than CSF.
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Lichtenthaler, Stefan F. “11 Predicting, Preventing, and Treating Alzheimer’s Disease.” Medical Ethics, Prediction, and Prognosis: Interdisciplinary Perspectives 17 (2017): 148.
O’Bryant, Sid E., et al. “Blood-based biomarkers in Alzheimer disease: current state of the science and a novel collaborative paradigm for advancing from discovery to clinic.” Alzheimer’s & Dementia 13.1 (2017): 45-58.
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Tai, Leon M., et al. “APOE‐modulated Aβ‐induced neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s disease: current landscape, novel data, and future perspective.” Journal of neurochemistry 133.4 (2015): 465-488.
TV shows and films opening credits: Game of Thrones.
TV shows and films opening credits have evolved from simple texts on blank screens as seen in the 1980s screenplays to the much artistic and well-articulated short motion pictures within the actual movie. In the modern production era, TV show opening credits have become a comprehensive rough guide, which sets the warm, welcoming atmosphere to the actual film (Matamala and Orero 35). Henceforth, the evolution of the film industry has seen the application of very tantalizing fill opening credits to capture the attention of the intended audience at first glance and hook them to the television show.
Since Disney TV shows of the 1980s such as, Mickey Mouse Club, to some of the most excellent television series of the 2000s such as Game of Thrones, opening credits have had a significant role as the first part of the TV shows (May, “The Art Of Film Title Design Throughout Cinema History”). Film opening credits have been used to present the names of the most crucial members of the production crew including the major actors in the TV show and are usually displayed as overlaid text on motion pictures or blank screens. (Matamala and Orero 36).
Films or television shows can be quite long; hence the opening credits should be able to influence the watchers’ consideration on whether to proceed and watch the actual movie or switch to a better thing (Charisma, “The 75 Best TV Title Sequences of All Time”). Therefore, TV series producer like David Benioff, best known as a co-producer for the HBO TV show, “Game of Thrones.” Have revolutionized the application of the opening credits by introducing the use of imagery, symbolism and music to grapple its audience into the eight seasons long TV series. The series “Game of Thrones” credits part is very alluring. It introduces its audience to a fantastic venture into the antagonizing seven kingdoms of West rose, a fictional series based on the novel “A Game of Thrones” written by George R. R. Martin. What makes the opening credits of Game of Thrones unique and exciting is its ability to provide a summary of the entire action taking place in a given season through the use of imagery and symbolism, and the strength of the Emmy award winner, Angus Wall to modify these opening credits to suit the continuous action of every season of the TV series.
Opening credits of Game of Thrones created by The Rock Paper Scissors group’s producer, Angus Wall, is branded with a unique two-minute-long clip, shot from a raven’s eye view, displaying a guide of the anecdotal land called Westeros in which the antagonism occurs. As the title succession unfurls, three-dimensional models of Westeros’ strongholds and urban communities ascend starting from the earliest stage (“Game of Thrones” 00:00:00-1:34:00). The structures are produced using a huge number of little gears and rotating wheels, not block and stone, as though the entire kingdom is a big clock characterized by interlocking chains of gears and wheels (“Game of Thrones” 00:00:23-00:00:34).
As for the application of imagery and symbolism, Game of Thrones, season one, episode two opening credits’ first 16 seconds, depicts an exciting engraved image recounting times gone by adorning a fiery astrolabe (“Game of Thrones” 00:00:00-00:00:16). Astrolabe is a two-dimensional instrument used in predicting the position of the sun, moon and the stars and determining the local time (Meech “Astrolabe History”). The Astrolabe symbolizes the central theme of the series, “winter is coming” representing the change in seasons which will bring with it the army of the dead from beyond the walls of the seven kingdoms as depicted in the series last two seasons.
At a first glance, the astrolabe is engraved by an image of a young dragon (“Game of Thrones” 00:00:23-00:00:34), representing the dragons of Daenerys Targaryen one of the main antagonist of the iron throne (the iron throne according to the series is the most coveted position in the fictional seven kingdoms). Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons are one of the fundamental elements throughout the entire series. In addition to the dragon image, there is also a depiction of “The War of the Usurper” (“Game of Thrones” 00:01:32), indicating an uprising against the previous ruling dragon house lead by the stag, wolf and lion. The stag represents the house ruling the seven kingdoms, and the wolf represents the Starks who is the house ruling the North of Westeros and the lion represent the House Lannister which is considered as the most powerful family in the seven kingdoms.
Another powerful element of Game of Thrones opening credits is the indication of the map of Westeros (a fictional location in which the seven kingdoms is located and where the entire action takes place) by the use of imagery and symbols (“Game of Thrones” 00:00:23-00:01:34). Game of Thrones opening credits streams through the map of Westeros, starting from Kings Landing which is regarded as the capital of the seven kingdoms and the location of the iron throne; the Centre of governance in the seven countries (“Game of Thrones” 00:00:23-00:00:34). At Kings Landing, the opening clip shows a continuous chain of interlocking shafts and cogwheel gears emerging from the ground representing the buildings of the city and the crown stag sigil representing the House Baratheon, Baratheon is the king of Westeros at that time.
From Kings Landing, the opening credits streams to Winterfell, a town located to the North of the fictional Westeros which is also the ancestral home to the Starks. At Winterfell, additional complicated clockwise mechanism emerges showing the city of Winterfell and a dire wolf sigil representing the House Stark. A red heart tree also sprung from the ground to the rims of the astrolabe depicting its religious significance to the people of the North of Westeros (“Game of Thrones” 00:00:40-00:01:04). After Winterfell the opening credits of Game of Thrones continuous to the wall; an enormous structure made of ice, stone and magic in the far North of the seven kingdoms (“Game of Thrones” 00:01:04-00:01:16). It was designed to separate the living in the seven kingdoms from the “army of the dead” which according to the series resides beyond the wall and will eventually attack the “living” when winter finally arrives.
Finally, the opening credits streams to Pentos (“Game of Thrones” 00:01:20-00:01:34), a fictional free city located to the east of Westeros which act as the temporary home to remaining exiled members of the House Targaryen, after the war in the seven kingdoms in which their father, famously referred to as “the mad king” was backstabbed by his own “hand” and defeat during the great rebellion. At Pentos the opening credit displays the three-headed dragon sigil, which is a symbol of House Targaryen. The final part of the opening credits shows a logo on the astrolabe consisting of the engraved sigil of the four leading houses antagonizing in the scramble for the iron throne.
In addition to the artistic use of imagery and symbolism in Game of Thrones opening credits, one of the most exciting features is the application of a creative and well-orchestrated theme song which is appealing to the viewers. Ramin Djawadi made the signature music that goes with the title grouping. The generation group indicated the title succession they were chipping away at to Djawadi, who was then propelled to make the music for the “Game of Thrones Theme” and completed the signature music three days after the fact. Djawadi said the showrunners Benioff and Weiss needed the signature music to be about an adventure that mirrors the assortment of areas and characters in the show (“Game of Thrones” 00:00:00-00:01:42).
In conclusion, Game of Thrones’ opening credits is more than an essential embellishment. Where different shows incorporate introduction successions as a commitment; with which to obediently dole out gestures to principal cast, makers and executives. Game of Thrones’ title grouping is a whole lot more. It’s an extraordinary state of mind setter and a great beginning to every scene, indeed, but at the same time, it’s a principal part of the layered, Game of Thrones understanding. The producers of the opening credits creatively apply the use of different elements such as imagery, symbols and music to bring a beautiful, long-lasting impression in the audience minds. It is a hook, and it clearly illustrates what a good opening credit should be.
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Tactical leaders can handle strategic visions, comprehend the target or objective, and group it into operational pieces. This takes into account the planning of remarkable advances and practical asset allocations to fulfill the targeted outcome. For some leaders, their potential is either in comprehending what to do (strategy) or in how to do it (execution)— however, not both. At the point when a leader is resolved in the two areas, the strategy acknowledges executions because they are all driven by strategic plans.
Both strategy and execution are fundamental to any association’s prosperity, and leaders should be eager to create the vision and make it remarkably actionable. Turning out to be strategic and particularly good in executing plans gives an organization a competitive edge, which can improve involvement and boost performance.
Recall a situation in which you faced a conflict between empowering other people and reaching your own performance goals.
The company I once worked for organized a seminar in which members of my department were required to attend. The seminar was also attended by members of several other companies who shared the same interest. It was a one-week seminar that was hosted by very influential people in my career path. The whole seminar was all about how to improve the productivity of the organization by the incorporation of external factors such as technology. After a week of fruitful learning and interaction which very creative and idealistic members of my career field, it was time to team up according to the members of each organization.
The main purpose of creating teams was to come up with ideas on how best each of our organizations would use technological resources in our environment to increase productivity in our organizations. The fastest team that would come up with the optimal idea that will ensure maximized productivity was to get a reward. Having been raised in a technological environment, I was passionate and well knowledgeable on the topic. Sadly, my team members were not well conversant with the technological world and could hardly come up with good ideas.
This was a very golden opportunity where I could easily go as an individual and I was sure to impress the whole panel selected to analyze our ideas and how it would help the organization. This was a chance to finally get recognized for what I am passionate about and an opportunity to shine and earn a recommendation from the panelist. However, by doing this, I will be leaving my team members with no guidance and this would make their task very difficult. If my team fails, it would paint a very bad picture for the company given they were one of the main hosts. By helping the team however meant that we might not be good enough to make it as the best team because I would have to explain the whole ideas and ensure that every team member should be able to understand and explain it to the panel when called upon.
I chose to stay with my teammates because the organization was very keen on teamwork and I wanted to maintain a good relationship with my workmates. We worked as a group towards coming up with ideas on how best to improve our company. My team members were able to get a better understanding of the topic and we were able to present our ideas to the panel. The panel was very pleased with our analysis and recommendation and we were rated as the second-best group in the seminar team competition. After the seminar, we presented a report about the whole experience and the organization was very proud of our performance. The organization also put our ideas into consideration for the improvement of company performance.
In the future, when faced by a conflict that needs me to choose between empowering other people and my performance, I will make the same decision of empowerment over personal performance. through my experience, I was able to realize that teamwork is always beneficial to all parties. While enlightening my team members on technology, I was able to realize some things which I had never put into consideration. Once my team members were able to grasp the concept regarding the subject topic, they were very helpful in identifying other solutions and came up with other ideas which when incorporated to my initial ideas gave a more comprehensive solution.
Teamwork and sharing of ideas also enabled me to have a different perspective towards situations which enabled me to view problems from different angles thus coming up with better ideas. When my team asked questions regarding my ideas and concepts, I was able to identify flaws that we were able to rectify to create a flawless flow of ideas. I also enjoyed working in a team and having to explain different concepts to the team members. Although I never got to achieve my personal goals and perform as expected, I was able to grow and realize that empowering other people is a greater achievement than focusing on achieving selfish goals. We all need people to empower and help us towards achieving our goals.
I prefer a democratic leadership style because it allows each team member to make more contributions. Everybody gets a chance to participate, seamlessly shared amongst group members, and discussions are encouraged. While this style will in general spotlight on team equality and the free progression of ideas, the leader of the group is still there to offer direction and guidance. The leader is in charge of choosing the group members and deciding on the members that contribute to decision making.