Sudan’s 2007 GDP per capita (in terms of purchasing power parity) is ranked 128th in the world with $417. For comparison, GDP per capita in the US $43,500 the same year, ranked 8th in the world and 1st among G8 countries.
Sudan has 40.2 million inhabitants. 52% of Sudanese are black Africans and 39% are Arabs.
38.9% of Sudanese are illiterate. Interestingly, almost 50% of the females above the age of 15 are illiterate.
Life expectancy at birth
Average life expectancies for newborn males and females are 49.38 and 51.23 years, respectively. Continue reading
Employment at will – is the right of employers to fire employees for any reason and the right of employees to leave the company without any reason as well (Werhane 2003). This is a two sided agreement giving both the employer and employee the same right. I think that employment at will involves several ethical issues. For example, employers are free to fire with no reason or even based on the unfair reason (in the eyes of the employee). It raises such important issues as discrimination and unequal treatment of employees. Employment at will means that the employment is voluntary for both sides.
The Civil Rights Acts of 1964/1991 – prohibited any employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The act of 1991 has amended several sections to include the section on unlawful employment practices by employer (Werhane 2003). The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991 have made employment discrimination not only unethical but illegal as well. I think that such statute was vital because all people should be treated with respect and only based on their professional skills but not based on any other factors. Continue reading
Level: Elementary school, 1-2 grades
Materials: Worksheets with printables of various shapes (hollow, dotted, dashed); colored markers; sheets of lined paper; pictures of animals; pictures of objects; cards with letters.
Objective: Learning new letters, achieving mastery and automation in students’ skills of writing letters.
Length: 1 class
The present lesson plan describes procedure of teaching students of first-second grade handwriting subject. During the course of this subject students must learn all letters of English alphabet, including proper letters’ formation and stroking in manuscript, achieve automation in writing letters, and gain mastery in writing words. On the current stage the students will learn some new letters, practice writing words containing both new and already known letters, and take part in activities that aim on achieving experience in handwriting and developing practice.
In the beginning let us briefly describe the content of previous lessons. During last lessons the students learnt several letters – o, a, i, c, n, m, and h using pictures and worksheets. They practiced in stroking these letters and writing the words like “mama”, “can”, “ham”, “main”, “coin”, “man” and others. Students already achieved mastery in writing these letters. Continue reading
IRTC Manufacturing Enterprises has decided to implement a new system to speed up the operations and contribute to the overall efficiency of the project. Taking into account the fact that this would be a second system update over the past few years, one should develop the right system to provide IRTC Manufacturing Enterprises with the right resources for several years in the future.
Since the billing system is not only about payment but also about the services that the customers are to receive, the system should not be fully sponsored by the billing department, but also by the customer service department. The customer service department will be quick to track payments and respond with the right services, inquires, questions and if necessary discounts, something that would take much more time if only billing department dealt with the payments.
In order to integrate the billing and customer service departments and allow IRTC Manufacturing Enterprises to stay close to the customer, one should adopt the new $25,000-worth add-on to the system to integrate the customer service functions. Despite a substantial expenditure and additional time required for the installation of the add-on, it is believed to prove beneficial to IRTC Manufacturing Enterprises in the future. Continue reading
I work in the hospitality industry. I believe I can benefit from this training experience, since influential presentation and public speaking skills are the keys to success both at the workplace and in other spheres of life. The ability to convey your ideas and persuade the other into backing them is the distinguishing feature of a charismatic leader.
Three desired attributes as a presenter:
Results I am expected to achieve in my role in my company: In my company, I’m planning to achieve significant improvements in the company’s Human Resources Management. Current HRM policies are barely effective and have negative impact on the overall performance. I need to persuade my superiors to accept the proposed changes. Continue reading
In order to better understand the staffing and retention strategies of Saks Fifth Avenue or Nordstrom, one should take a look at these companies, their nature of business and their demands for labor resources.
Saks Incorporated company, for instance, operates in 25 states and has over 60 different stores as well as another 55 off luxury stores present in another 24 states. This company is in the top of the line in fashion selling different types of apparel, cosmetics, jewelry, and shoes from well known designer brands such as Prada, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and some of Saks private proprietary brands. The primary target market are females aged 35 to 55 with large disposable income although some recent attempts were made to target younger females as 80% of customers are affluent females. Saks incorporated possesses 2 segments: Saks Department store group and Saks fifth avenue enterprises. Saks department store group sells fashion apparel and decorative home furnishings, while Saks fifth avenue offers only luxury fashion apparel and gifts (Mathis, 2004). Continue reading
American Revolution was an event that could have actually been prevented. If I were King George of England during those times, there are certain things that could have been implemented in order to halt the bloodshed and seemingly inevitable separation of American colonies from the British Empire. I believe that, if correct action plan was enacted, American Revolution would have never started in the first place.
First of all, officials of the British Empire should not have escalated the conflict by passing different laws that infringed severely on the lives and liberties of the America’s inhabitants. Instead, they should have shown to the settlers that British Empire cared even for those its members who decided to find another place to explore for living. The British Empire should have been supporting the colonists with supplies and ammunition necessary to settle on anew place and start a new life.
By helping the first American settlers, the British Empire definitely would not have acquired their trust and sympathy right away. After all, first ‘citizens’ of America fled from England because they were not satisfied with the regime that was dominant in the British Empire. However, this help would not have gone unnoticed and could have played its role when first signs of global revolt started to become apparent. Continue reading
Taking into consideration the will of Ghanaian people, their cultural traditions and historical development, the Constitution of the state of Ghana is proclaimed as the main law which regulates all civil relations within the country and subordinates all other legislative acts promulgated by Ghanaian government and parliament as well as Ghanaian people. This Constitution guarantees all citizens of Ghana, regardless their ethnicity, cultural or religious beliefs, gender, age, education, level of income, equal rights and opportunities to realize their rights. At the same time, the Constitution regulates the basic norms of life of citizen of Ghana, defines its administrative division, government and juridical system.
The Constitution of Ghana is based on the principles of equality and mutual respect of all citizens inhabiting the country. The Constitution guarantees the protection of Constitutional rights of every citizen of Ghana and prevents any attempts of oppression or discrimination. Continue reading
Ben & Jerry’s Homemade is the Vermont corporation specialized in production of low fat ice cream, low fat and no-fat frozen yogurt, market supper premium ice cream, sorbet and ice cream novelties. The products are distributed nation wide as well as in the number of the international markets through grocery stores, supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, scoop shops and other venues.
Ben & Jerry’s franchises scoop shops in both the U.S. and Canada. The company also has wholly-owned operations in France, Japan and the United Kingdom, and licensees in the Benelux countries, Israel, Canada, Peru and Lebanon. In 2000, Ben & Jerry’s employed 786 people worldwide. (Ben&Jerry’s –CERES Report)
Social and ecological approach
The company proclaims social welfare as one of its main objectives. Its dedication to the environmental protection is well known and is realized through the presence of the environmental managers among the top management of the company as well as at the production lines. Continue reading
RicksReefs is company which markets different reefs, hard and soft corals, zoanthids, critters, and macro algae to the US customers. the company does not pursue any other lines of business yet strives to spread its services to other countries exporting the sea life abroad. Currently, the company is interested in exporting is products to Columbia and this business plan will show the ways how it can be exported to these countries.
Situational Analysis (Position the company)
The RicksReefs company is tiny, it employs only 10 people in Florida mainly on a part time basis doing some menial job with corrals. It is a business which grew out of a hobby of growing corrals, algae and other endangered aquatic species which with the help of the internet can be sold outside the hometown via some major packaging services. The company is not truly market-oriented yet rather represents the hobby of its founder. Continue reading