Monday, June 29, 2020
The ESADE (pronounced eh-SAH-day) MBA program in Barcelona, Spain, is a great option for applicants looking for a program that requires fewer than 2 years out of the job market but also provides an internship and even an international exchange option. ESADE offers a 12-month MBA, a 15-month option that includes an internship or exchange program, and an 18-month option that includes both an internship and an international exchange opportunity. Graduates do well: 91% secure a position within 3 months of graduating, increasing their salaries by an average of 67% over their pre-MBA earnings. This really is an international student body: the 170 students in the class of 2013 hailed from 43 countries, and 60% of them choose to work outside of Spain upon graduation. Attach your CV or Resume: The ESADE application form does not prompt the applicant to describe his/her accomplishments in each position, but allows space for a job description for each role. Savvy applicants will make sure that their resume/CV highlights the initiatives they led and the impact they made in each role. Personal essays (Each question is limited to 2000 characters including spaces, 30 lines approximately.) Frankly, in my experience, 2000 characters is only approximately 20 lines, around 300 words for each essay. My tips are below in blue. 1. Ã Which aspects have you improved on during your academic and professional career so far? Which tools or values have helped you achieve this? ESADE provides a Ã¢â¬Å"transformativeÃ¢â¬ experience, but to benefit from it fully, students must be open to transforming. This essay provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate that you recognize areas in which you can improve, and then take action to do so. Among the most important aspects to ESADE are leadership, teamwork, and organizational skills. The second part of the question is asking for applicants to analyze what enabled them to make these improvements: personality traits, introspection, trusted mentors, and even a comprehensive professional evaluation system may be among the tools that applicants have found most useful. Sharing a story or two in this essay that show both the improvement and the tools/values at work will engage the reader and set a tone of interest for your entire application. 2. Ã How will your background, values and non work-related activities enhance the experience of other ESADE MBA students and add to the diverse culture we strive for at ESADE? (Note: The goal of this essay is to get a sense of who you are, rather than what you have accomplished) ESADE has only 170 students in each class, so each of them must be active to create a lively campus. This essay offers applicants an opportunity to demonstrate how they have helped create community in the past Ã¢â¬â on campus, in professional and social organizations, in their neighborhood, even in their family life. If an example from a professional environment is the one that best illustrates a personal quality, then, yes, feel free to use it. 3. Ã What are your motivations in pursuing a full-time MBA at this point in your life? Describe your mid-term and long-term visions for your post-MBA career path. What is it about ESADE you think will help you reach your goals? This is a standard goals question. Applicants need to demonstrate that their goals are ambitious but fully realizable. Anyone whose goals are not seen as reasonable cannot be accepted because they will graduate unhappy at the discovery of that reality Ã¢â¬â after losing 12-18 months of their lives and Ã¢â ¬60,000 of their hard-earned (or borrowed!) money. 4. Ã Complete two of the following four questions or statements (1000 characters per response) a. Ã I am most proud of b. Ã People may be surprised to learn that I c. Ã What has your biggest challenge been and what did it help you learn about yourself? d. Ã Which historical figure do you most identify with and why? All of these essay prompts aim to discover any interesting aspects of your background, both professional and personal. These provide applicants a chance to round out the admissions committeeÃ¢â¬â¢s understanding of who they are, what obstacles they have faced in their lives, and what theyÃ¢â¬â¢ve accomplished. These are very brief essays of approximately 150 words each. 5. Ã Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include gaps in employment, your undergraduate record, plans to retake the GMAT or any other relevant information. If you need to explain any of the standard issues Ã¢â¬â your direct manager doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t know youÃ¢â¬â¢re applying so you couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t ask him to write a recommendation, you completed your coursework in December but did not receive your diploma until the following May, etc. Ã¢â¬â then this is the place to make those clarifications. If you do not need to use this space for any of those mundane topics, then feel free to fill it with an example of your leadership, maturity, or innovation to provide further evidence of your fit with ESADE. If you would like professional guidance with your ESADE MBA application, please consider AcceptedÃ¢â¬â¢s MBA essay editing and consulting or our MBA Application Packages, which include advising, editing, and interview coaching for the ESADE application. Ã Jennifer Bloom has been a consultant with Accepted for 17 years and is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW). She is an expert at crafting application materials that truly differentiate you from the rest of the driven applicant pool. If you would like help with your Foster application, Jennifer can suggest a number of options that work with any budget. Related Resources: Ã¢â¬ ¢ Why ESADE: An Interview with An Admitted Student Ã¢â¬ ¢ Top MBA Program Essay Questions: How to Answer Them Right Ã¢â¬ ¢ Leadership in Admissions
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Heres how to make green slime for a St. Patricks Day leprechaun trap. We havent successfully caught any leprechauns using this recipe yet, but it does make a nice holiday chemistry project for kids! Leprechaun Trap Slime Materials The slime is the classic borax and school glue recipe. 4-oz bottle school glue gelborax (not boric acid)watergreen food coloring While it may stick to leprechauns, it doesnt stick like glue to people or surfaces. This is because the chemicals in the glue and borax react to form a polymer. Specifically, hydrogen bonds between borate ions from borax and hydroxyl groups from the glue hold the slime together. The cross-linking traps water, so slime feels wet and flows, but isnt very sticky. Make the Leprechaun Trap Slime Solutions The leprechaun trap is made by mixing two solutions together, which cross-link or polymerize to make a gel or slime. First, make the solutions: Borax Solution Take about a half cup of hot water and stir in borax until it stops dissolving. It is fine if the solution is cloudy or if there is undissolved solid at the bottom of the container. Just add the liquid part to your slime recipe. Glue Solution You can make either opaque slime or translucent slime, depending on the type of glue you use for this project. White glue produces an opaque slime. Clear or translucent blue glue will produce a translucent slime. You can color either type of slime using food coloring. Stir 4-oz of glue into 1 cup of water.Add a couple of drops of food coloring. The radioactive chemistry green-yellow color is obtained by adding 2 drops of yellow or 2 drops yellow and 1 drop of green coloring, depending how green you want the slime. For a leprechaun trap, you can add a few drops of green food coloring and call it good. If youre a rebel, dye the slime blue! Blue was the traditional Irish color before green came into vogue. Make the Leprechaun Trap Simply mix together 1/3 cup of the borax solution and 1 cup of the glue solution. You can use your hands or you can use a spoon. Glowing Leprechaun Trap What leprechaun wouldnt be attracted to a glowing trap? You can make the slime glow very brightly under ultraviolet or light if you add a little yellow highlighter ink to either of the solutions. Highlighter ink is fluorescent, so it emits light when exposed to high-energy light. Note adding the contents of a glow stick will not work, because the other chemicals in the slime will interfere with the reaction that produces the glow. Cleaning Up the Leprechaun Trap Although regular slime doesnt stain most surface, the food coloring you added to make it green will stain clothing, furniture, and counters. You can remove the color from countertops using cleaner with bleach. Except for the food coloring, slime washes away with soap and water or in regular laundry. After St. Patricks Day Your leprechaun trap wont last until St. Patricks Day next year, but if you seal it in a covered bowl or a plastic bag, it will be good for several days. You can extend this to a couple of weeks if you store the bag in the refrigerator. The sealed bag keeps the slime from drying out while the refrigerator keeps it from developing mold. How Leprechaun Trap Slime Works When you mix the glue and the borax the polymer in the glue, polyvinyl acetate, undergoes a chemical reaction. Cross-linking bonds are formed, causing the glue stick less to your hands or spoon and more to itself. Feel free to experiment with the amount of glue, water, and borax that you use to make the slime. You can adjust the recipe to make the slime more fluid or more stiff. The molecules in the polymer are not fixed in place, so you can stretch the slime quite far before it will break or tear. More St. Patricks Day Science Projects Looking for more St. Patricks Day science fun? Turn Pennies Gold for a Pot of Gold: No, its not real gold. It just looks like it.Green St. Patricks Day Fire: Even fire likes to celebrate the holiday.Glowing Green Flowers: Make a flower turn green and glow.Answers To Common Questions About Slime: Learn more about how the leprechaun trap works.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
The Moral Argument for the Existence of God Kant did NOT put forward a moral argument and anyone who said he does is wrong!!!! Kant rejected all attempts to argue from the world to God, he regarded such an exercise as impossible. However he thought that God was a POSTULATE of practical reason. If you share KantÃ¢â¬â¢s assumptions, then it becomes necessary to assume that there is a God. KantÃ¢â¬â¢s reasoningÃ¢â¬ ¦. --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. All human beings desire and seek happiness --------------------------------------------- 2. All human beings ought to be moral and do their duty ------------------------------------------------------- 3. TheÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦Of course, it may well be that the Universe is not fair Ã¢â¬â Kant had a deep sense of trust in the fairness of the Universe and if this is rejected then the postulates are not needed. Argument from absolute moral values =================================== A different approach to that of Kant comes from those who argue from the existence of some absolute moral values. Rashdall put forward this argument but it was developed by Sorley. Sorley claims: ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. There is an absolute moral law. Sorley supports this claim with the following reasons: ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 2. People are conscious of an absolute moral law 3. People acknowledge the demands that this law makes on them even if they break it 4. No finite mind grasps the whole of what this represents 5. Ideas exist only in minds 6. Therefore there must be a supreme mind, beyond all finite minds, in which this absolute moral law exists. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Sorley claims that unlike Natural Law which is descriptive of human nature, the Moral Law is prescriptive. It describes not what IS but what SHOULD BE. The Natural Law approach to Ethics stemsShow MoreRelatedEssay on Moral Argument for Existence of God1607 Words Ã |Ã 7 PagesAll moral arguments for the existence of God work on the principle that we all have a shared sense of morality. Despite cultural differences, broadly speaking, humans worldwide have a vague idea of what is right and what is wrong; a moral argument for the existence of God would say that this mutual understanding is proof of Gods existence. Immanuel Kant put forward this argument (although, not a moral argument); God as the source of objective morality. 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Friday, May 15, 2020
James Hall Professor Keith Touchberry Criminal Justice Ethics CRM4712 2 December 2014 L.A. Confidential Ã¢â¬â Edmund Exley (Guy Pierce) In policing, and in so many parts of our lives, there is a code of silence, and we adhere to it. We don t snitch, we don t rat on other people because it s not part of our culture. But if one desires to consider themselves as an ethical person, it s not just about our ethics, it s about what to do when others do things that are unethical also. We truly are our brother s keeper and it policing it s mores o than any place else. Police officers will put their lives on the line for someone in an instant. If we see an officer in trouble on a traffic stop, a fight on the sidewalk or whatever it is, we jump in and put our lives on the line instantly without even thinking about it. And yet those same cops that will risk their lives instantly, are the same ones that don t step in, and don t say anything when they see other officers doing something that could lead to the loss of their career, the loss of their family or the loss of the ir freedom. The code of silence, however prevalent within a department, is a reality. Unfortunately, it serves to protect officers from unethical conduct in their Ã¢â¬Å"quest for justice.Ã¢â¬ However, it also serves as irreparable damage to the public s perception in the law enforcement profession (Miller, Hess Orthmann, 2014). Police officers are empowered with a great deal of discretion and one ofShow MoreRelatedLa Confidential Corruption: Morality1424 Words Ã |Ã 6 Pagesvary issue. Some films portray how types of police corruption can have a positive influence on society, while others show the dark side of police corruption. Many law enforcement agents join the criminal justice with the basic idea of justice for all, however, most of them do not realize that the nice guy doesnt always win. Even though there are vast amounts of movies which specifically address police corruption we will use three main movies for our argument today, mostly LA Confidential, however
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
A short literary analysis of Maxine Kingstons classic Ã¢â¬Å"No Name WomanÃ¢â¬ As part of the first generation of Chinese-Americans, Maxine Hong Kingston writes about her struggle to distinguish her cultural identity through an impartial analysis of her auntÃ¢â¬â¢s denied existence. In Ã¢â¬Å"No Name Woman,Ã¢â¬ a chapter in her written memoirs, Kingston analyzes the possible reasons behind her disavowed auntÃ¢â¬â¢s dishonorable pregnancy and her villageÃ¢â¬â¢s subsequent raid upon her household. And with a bold statement that shatters the family restriction to acknowledge the exiled aunt, Kingston states that, Ã¢â¬Å"Ã¢â¬ ¦ [she] alone devote pages of paper to her [aunt]...Ã¢â¬ With this premeditated declaration, Kingston rebelliously breaks the familyÃ¢â¬â¢s cultural taboo toÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬Å"DonÃ¢â¬â¢t humiliate us. You wouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t like to be forgotten as if you had never been born. The villagers are watchful.Ã¢â¬ Practically th rough her motherÃ¢â¬â¢s indoctrination alone, Kingston was shaped throughout her childhood to respect honor, family, and the very Chinese culture itself. KingstonÃ¢â¬â¢s mother had once told her, Ã¢â¬Å"you must not tell anyone [about your aunt],Ã¢â¬ and yet in direct defiance, Kingston then Ã¢â¬Å"devote[s] pages of paper to her [aunt].Ã¢â¬ Her actions which defy her motherÃ¢â¬â¢s strict order are purposely directed through her rebellious intention to do so. Kingston argues that the emigrant generation, which consisted of her mother, had taken their culture with them because Ã¢â¬Å"those in the emigrant generations who could not reassert brute survival died young and far from home.Ã¢â¬ Yet raising their progeny, they must teach them what they know and understand. 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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Terrorism, what is it and is this a new phenomenon? No, terrorism is not a new 21st century issue. Terrorism actually dates back to biblical times and has haunted nations and their citizens much like it has here in the United States of America. The history of terrorism is as old as humans willingness to use violence to affect politics. The Sicarii were a first century Jewish group who murdered enemies and collaborators in their campaign to oust their Roman rulers from Judea. The 21st Century is being riddled with terrorist attack after terrorist attack. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has proven to be a very successful foreign terrorist organization that has wreaked havoc across theÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦In February 2004 the group killed 150 people in simultaneous attacks in Baghdad and the Shiite holy city of Karbala during the Ashura festival (Friedland 2015). The JTWJ in 2004 officially became an affiliate with Al Qaeda and their well-known leader Osama Bin L aden. At this point in time the group adopted the name Al Qaeda in the Land of the Two Rivers (the Tigris and the Euphrates). Also known as the Al Qaeda in Iraq or AQI. The AQI and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi developed a different technique of warfare that separated them from the Al Qaeda that fought in Afghanistan. This Al Qaeda in Iraq was absolutely brutal and ultraviolent with their brand of Jihad. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi used this type of Jihad to enforce Sharia law in the State of Iraq. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed in 2006 by a United States airstrike. After the death Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in 2006 the organization adopted its third name known as Islamic State in Iraq (ISI). The ISI was led by Abu Ayyub Al-Masri and then by Abu Omar al-Baghdadi. The two were killed by a tank shell in 2010 (Friedland 2015). Due to the brutality of ISI the local tribes in Iraq joined side by side with United States forces and fought the ISI and eventually defeated them to the point of the organization fl eeing Iraq, or at least it seemed that way. The unfortunate thing is that those same tribes that arose to theShow MoreRelatedThe Islamic State Of Iraq And The Levant1656 Words Ã |Ã 7 Pagesterrible acts since then. ISIS was originally an al-Qaida group in Iraq and was known as the ISI (Islamic State of Iraq). It later expanded to Syria in April of 2013 and then received the name of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), with another name for the group being the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. ISIS was removed from the al-Qaida group because they were too extreme for them. 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Al-Baghdadi wantedRead MoreThe Islamic State Of Iraq And The Levant1714 Words Ã |Ã 7 Pagespeople. Despite anti-terrorism efforts, known terror groups continue to conduct terror attacks globally. Of the known terrorist organizations that are listed by the U.S. Department of State, the one most likely to conduct an attack in the United States would be the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Islamic State (IS) otherwise known as ISIS. Due to the complex capabilities of ISIS ideology, leadership, and distinct global threat; ISIS has become th e greatest known threat to the U.S. HomelandRead MoreThe Islamic State Of Iraq And The Levant2809 Words Ã |Ã 12 Pageswitnessed the rapid emergence of one of the most dangerous and violent terrorist organizations in history. 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Question: Discuss about the Issues and Challenges in Intelligent Computing Techniques. Answer: Introduction The Accounting Information System is classified as an outline of gathering, proceeding and keeping of both accounting and economic information. It has been found that the decision makers for making vital decisions regarding the successful running of the business require all these information. The AIS (Accounting Information System) is an accounting system that is mainly operated by the help of the computers. The AIS primarily assists the decision makers in trailing the actions that are associated with the accounting procedure and also with the reserves of information technology. According to Sundem et al. (2014), the traditional system of calculating accounting is classified as the sharing of the overhead expenses of the manufacturing to the goods which are produced. Moreover, this has been noted that the particular accounting method is also termed as Conventional Accounting System. Opined to Cheng Cao (2014), the traditional system of accounting apportions the costs that are indirect in nature and are related to the costs of the factory for manufacturing certain goods on the basis of the volume. The measurement based on the volume includes numbers of products that are produced, machine hours (production) and labor hours (direct). On the other hand, as per Oliveira et al. (2014), the cloud based system of accounting is defined as the particular transactions that take place through internet. Moreover, Sah, Shakya Dhungana (2014) noted that the particular practice does not require any type of software fitting within the computer systems for running the cloud based system of accounting effectively. Furthermore, it has been identified that the organizations, which deal with cloud computing generally sell the services of accounting and serve several remote servers and functions. Comparison between Cloud Based System of Accounting and Traditional System of Accounting It has been found that there are various similarities between the Cloud based system of accounting and traditional system of accounting. These include both the systems focus on the core competencies and calculate the accounting accurately. However, though both the systems have a few similarities, there is more dissimilarity between the two. These include: Cloud Based System of Accounting Traditional System of Accounting The cloud based system of accounting is defined as the particular transactions that take place through internet. The traditional system of calculating accounting is classified as the sharing of the overhead expenses of the manufacturing to the goods which are produced. The particular system of accounting has lower costs of upfront. The particular system of accounting has higher costs of upfront (Zhang Ni, 2016). The cloud based system of accounting has lower operating expenses. The traditional system of accounting has higher operating expenses. Moreover, the specified accounting system helps in the process of implementation rapidly. Whereas, in case of traditional accounting system, the process of implementation takes longer time. The rapid resource elasticity and the resource pooling of the cloud based accounting system make the capacity of the infrastructure highly elastic (Sah, Shakya Dhungana, 2014). Thus, it can be said that the cloud based system of accounting has high scalability. On the other hand, the traditional system of accounting is less scalable. It has been found that the cloud based system of accounting mainly puts emphasis on the core competencies. On the other hand, the traditional system of accounting does not put focus on the core competencies. The cloud based system of accounting has easy access to the advanced technology. However, the traditional system of accounting does not have easy access to the advanced technology. In addition to these, the cloud based system of accounting helps in providing upgrades and updates rapidly. Here, the traditional accounting system does not assist in providing upgrades and updates rapidly. Furthermore, the cloud based system of accounting helps in improving the mobility, usability and accessibility (Helo et al., 2014). Nonetheless, the traditional accounting system does not guide the firm in the process of improvement of the accessibility, usability and mobility. It has been found that the integration can be made easily along with the services of cloud. However, in the system of traditional accounting, it has been noted that the process of integration cannot be made easily with the help of the particular system. Moreover, the cloud based accounting system helps in improving the availability of the service and also guides the way for recovering the disaster. The traditional system of accounting is unable to recover the disaster and is also incapable to develop the system. The main drawback of implementation of cloud based accounting system within a firm is the huge subscription costs. The expenses like subscription cost do not take place in case of traditional accounting system (Greef et al., 2013). There is presence of risks regarding security and performance in case of cloud based accounting system. The traditional system of accounting is free from any kind of security and performance risks. Here, there is presence of integration and customization limitations. In traditional system, there are no integration and customization limitations. The other risks that are related to cloud based accounting system are compliance risks and strategic risks. In traditional system of accounting there is absence of any kind of compliance risks and strategic risks. Limitations of Implementing Cloud Based System of Accounting The primary disadvantages of implementing cloud based system of accounting within a firm include: The expenses of implementing cloud based accounting system are more due to presence of subscription expenses. The cloud based accounting system is comprised of various risks like performance risks, security risks, compliance risks and strategic risks (Mital et al., 2015). There are limitations regarding functionality, integration, customization and strategy of hybrid deployment. The cloud based accounting system faces SLA issues. Conclusion It can be concluded that both the above discussed strategies have merits and demerits. Therefore, any firm should implement the accounting strategy based on its size and type of businesses. It can be said that the businesses having small budget, having staffs who work tenuously, cannot provide themselves with sufficient security and the firms that intend to evade any kind of potential physical mishaps with technology can implement cloud-based system for better running. References Cheng, E., Cao, L. (2014). Establishing the Gross Domestic Product of Welfare: A Major Revision of GDP for a Better Accounting System.World Review of Political Economy,5(4), 439-454. Greef, A., Healy, J., Gall, M., Chape, X., Akerblom, P., Swaminathan, M. (2013).U.S. Patent Application No. 13/767,817. Helo, P., Suorsa, M., Hao, Y., Anussornnitisarn, P. (2014). Toward a cloud-based manufacturing execution system for distributed manufacturing.Computers in Industry,65(4), 646-656. Mital, M., Pani, A. K., Damodaran, S., Ramesh, R. (2015). 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