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StakeholdersBovis (the construction managers).

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1 What is this task about and what are the time scales?
This task focuses on the analysis of a case study (BBC Broadcasting House). This project was delivered in two Phases. Phase 1 focusses on the refurbishment of the Grade 2* listed Broadcasting House, which was built in 1932. Other works in this phase include the demolition of four adjoining properties to accommodate two new office buildings. A new extension to Broadcasting House was built as part of Phase 2 (see Figure 1).

Phase 1 was completed in January 2006 and BBC Radio was opened in April 2006. Phase 2 was completed in December 2010. The first broadcast from the new building delivered in Phase 2 was made in March 2012. The new complex became fully operational in April 2013- 4.5 years after its original full operational date of December 2008. The project was only 5% over budget thanks to a value-engineering (or cost-cutting) exercise between the two phases. The prominent architect of Phase 1, MJP lead by Sir Richard MacCormac, left the project (or was ‘fired’ depending on which stakeholder you talk to) because of this exercise. MJP was replaced by Sheppard Robson to deliver the design solutions for Phase 2.
Our aim here is to firstly identify the main reasons behind the delays and evaluate the way in which the potentially very high cost overruns were dealt with. We will then explore the behavioural and cultural characteristics of the main stakeholders. 
A lot of reading material is provided here but you do not need to read it all. You will not have time anyway. So, read the brief carefully to identify which articles you need to read to complete the task. Selecting the material you need to consult in detail is an important skill to develop when a simple keyword search on Google generates thousands (if not millions) of references. You need to learn to be selective! 
2 Before you start: Pre-task Reading
Before you start this task, reading the following articles will help you familiarise yourself with the BBC Broadcasting House Project (read additional articles if you feel you need to).
a.BBC (2010) The BBC’s Management of Three Major Estate Projects, National Audit Office Report, London: BBC.
This is a relatively long report and does not solely focus on the BBC Broadcasting House Project. Please be selective which sections you read. A copy can be downloaded from here.
b.Designbuild-network.com (no date) BBC Broadcasting House Redevelopment Project, Available at: http://www.designbuild-network.com/projects/bbc-redevelopment/(Accessed: 11 Sept 2015).
c.Moore, R. (2012) ‘BBC Broadcasting House Extension- review’, The Observer (4 March), Available at:http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2012/mar/04/broadcasting-house-bbc-extension-moore (Accessed: 11 Sept 2015).
d.Booth, R. (2008) ‘Revealed: bitter row over BBC’s £800m revamp that left architect out of a job’, The Guardian (23 June), Available at:http://www.theguardian.com/media/2008/jun/23/bbc.television?INTCMP=SRCH(Accessed: 11 Sept 2015).
e.Dorrell, E. (2005) ”Frustrated’ MJP Leaves BBC’, AJ (27 October). A copy can be downloaded from here.
f.BBC (no date) Broadcasting House, About the Building, Available at:http://www.bbc.co.uk/broadcastinghouse/aboutthebuilding (Accessed: 11 Sept 2015).
g.LendLease (2002) Bovis Lend Lease Wins Five-Year Broadcasting House Rebuild[Press Release]. 16 December. Available at: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=186950&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1591911 (Accessed: 11 Sept 2015).
3 What do I need to do to complete the FIRST part of this task?
In the first part, you need to individually complete the behavioural and cultural inventory for the main stakeholdersBovis (the construction managers).

 

Writer’s choice

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Paper instructions
Visit a Columbus (or OHIO) Folk Event

For this assignment, and using your texts for support, you must visit an area Folk event and write up what you discover there. Remember that there are a multitude of folk events–don’t trap yourselves by using only “traditional” types of events! Perhaps you are gong to a bonfire, a sing-along, a camping trip, a birthday party, an arts festival, a farmers market, a fourth of July picnic or frolic? Think outside the circle!

In this essay, you MUST answer these questions:
(1) Where and what is the event? Be specific: name streets, parks, neighborhoods, that sort of thing.

(2) What kind of Folklore is it? (Oral/verbal, customary, material) Remember that it can be a combination of these. What makes the event the type of folklore you say it is? (Cite text for support) (You can find form living folklore chapter 1)

(3) What folk groups are present? Support your choices with definitions from texts. Use MLA. (You can find form living folklore chapter 2)

(4) What kinds of performance is taking place? Briefly describe the “text,” “context” and “texture(s)” of the event. Again, use your text for support! (You can find form living folklore chapter 5)

 

Cryptography

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Read the following Notes before proceeding: 1. It is important that you show all working out and explain your steps. Marks are given for this. 2. Do not include extraneous Maple code in your submission. 3. Do not copy or plagiarise. Read the University position on plagiarism – it is a serious matter. People who do this are given 0 for the question. 4. Number all pages of your assignment. 5. Put your name on each page. 6. Please keep a copy of your assignment as sometimes, the one you submit may go missing. ______________________________________________________________ The first four questions should be done without Maple. The last two should be done using Maple. 1. For a string of bits S, let S* denote the complementary string obtained by changing all the 1s to 0s and all the 0s to 1s. Show that if the DES key K encrypts P to C, then K* encrypts P* to C*. (Hint: This has nothing to do with the structure of the S-boxes. To do the problem, just work through the encryption algorithm.) 9 marks 2. Suppose the key for round 0 in AES consists of 128 bits, each of which is 1. Determine the key components W(4), W(5), W(6), W(7), for the end of the first round. 10 marks 3. Given an RSA modulus of 55 and encryption exponent 3: (a) find the decryption modulus d; 2 marks (b) show, efficiently, that for a message m encrypted to c using this scheme, we have cd ≡ m (mod 55). 3 marks 4. Let p = 123456791, q = 987654323 and e = 127. Let the message m = 14152019010605. Using Maple, compute me (mod q); then use the Chinese remainder theorem to combine these to get me ≡ c (mod pq). Verify by computing me and c (mod pq) directly. 6 marks 5. Use a Maple procedure for the Baby Step, Giant Step algorithm to solve 8576 ≡ 3x (mod 53047). 10 marks TOTAL: 40 marks

Employee Morale

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Paper 1:
Prepare a short research paper on a business/economics topic of your choice
(MINIMUM OF 4 pages of CONTENT) � fully following the APA guidelines and format. A substantial part of your grade on Paper 1 will be formatting and following the
APA guide. The objective of this paper is for you to learn to use the APA Manual. Use Times New Roman typeface, with 12-point font, and double-spacing. You are to assume this is a publishable paper and follow all APA guidelines as such.
Use direct quotes sparingly – See APA guidelines. For this paper – if you use five consecutive words from a source, you MUST use a �direct quotation� and APA citation. Rearranging and changing a few words in a sentence is not appropriate. You must cite sources, even if you do not directly quote them. If you use a source, you must cite and give credit where credit is due. You are not allowed to directly quote more than one full sentence from any single source.
You must use subheadings in your paper (see APA guidelines). You MUST use peerreviewed (scholarly journals) for your references. Blogs, Newspapers, Television, Wikipedia, and the general internet are NOT scholarly journals. (See instruction in doc sharing.).
For every resource cited, you must include it in the reference list. For every item in the reference list, that source must be cited in the paper

PAPERS WILL BE GRADED ON CONTENT, ORGANIZATION, AND FORMAT.

Combinatorics

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problems 1,2 and 4.
1. syllabus: 
Extremal combinatorics – theorems of Sperner, Kruskal-Katona, Turan, Sauer-Shelah and more. Connections to combinatorial geometry. POSETS – Dilworth theorem and Dedekind problem. 
Enumerative combinatorics – Fibonacci numbers, Catalan numbers, generating functions, row-convex animals, Polya theory, tree enumeration. 
Ramsey theory and error correcting codes. A taste of infinite combinatorics. 

2. problem 1: its cycle index. automorphism of finite projetcive plane is a permutation of its points that maps lines to lines. see the file attached. 

3. problem 2: example for the first part: a(n) – a(4)=24 a(5)=76 a(6)=336… you need to find recursive formula so you could find the generating function. same for the other parts. 

4. problem 4: its not counting but coloring. means: coloring the vertices of 2^n n-dimensial cube so there are 3 sets of vertices such that…

 

Lab Assignment #4

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Lab Assignment #4
Part 1
Write all responses within this Word document and submit just this document.
Respond to the following questions:
1. What is the purpose of hypothesis testing? 

2. Do you see any relevant to hypothesis testing in your daily life? This could be school life, personal life, or work life. 

3. Start with work life and give us a description of 2-3 scenarios where hypothesis testing may be beneficial. 
Part 2
You have just received an inheritance of $10,000 and you decide that you should invest the money rather than blow it on frivolous items. You have decided that you will invest the money in one of two types of mutual funds. The first type that you are considering follows a large-value approach to investing. This means that the mutual fund invests only in large, established companies that are considered to be a good bargain. The second type following a large-growth approach to investing. This means that the mutual fund invests in large companies that are experiencing solid revenue growth. To make an informed decision, you decide to reach the rate of return for the past 3 years for each type of mutual fund. The mutual fund must have a Morningstar rating of four or five stars. 
The Morningstar mutual-fund rating system ranks mutual funds, using one to five stars. The stars divide the mutual-fund performances into quintiles: that is, a mutual fund with a one-star rating is in the bottom 20% of mutual funds in its category, a mutual fund with two-stars is in between the 21st and 40th percentile, and so on. These data can be found at www.morningstar.com or screen.yahoo.com/funds.html
1. Obtain a random sample of at least 15 mutual funds from each investment category. Determine the 3 years rate of return for each fund.
2. Obtain a 95% confidence interval for the difference between the mean rates of return. Interpret the interval. 
3. Write a report detailing which investment category seems superior. Write a report (4-5 paragraphs) with supporting data supporting your conclusion. Take a screen shot of the results from Excel and paste them into your Word document. 
Note:
Please send me the excel file as well, in case if I would need it.

 

Blog Post 6

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The blog post should demonstrate the knowledge that you have gained from online topics in research methods. 

You should demonstrate how this has developed your understanding of research and where applicable how this relates to your chosen area of study. This blog post is your opportunity to reflexively explore research methods and theories that relate to the process of research. 

No References Required as it’s Blog Post… 

Here are the link of the online topics that you need to write about them which can be viewed on YouTube: 

*****NOTE*****: The most important thing in this blog is to relate it to my project which is about ” A Sociolinguistic Investigation of Compliments and Compliment Responses” and how I could use Ethnography Method in my project.

 

Third Wave Immigration Response

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The Third Wave immigration saw a larger amount of immigrates from Europe coming in at one period of time. They looked at the United States as an opportunity to gain financially to return home in to be in a better position. The Italians came over and other parts of Southern and Eastern Europe. The settle in the big cities in the United States, looking for industrial jobs. Some of the ways they assimilate the immigrants were to try to change how the look and dress. They also tried to teach them how to be an American with schools as well as encouraging some to change their names to be more American.(Van Cleave) The immigrates themselves undermined the Americanization Progressive efforts because it was making to be “100%” American and to in a way disown the nationality and to change their beliefs and views. The Americanization they felt was being force on them and going to the extreme of making them, talk, look, act and live a certain way. They feared the mass immigration because a large number of them were coming and not planning to stay. While they stayed they were building their on communities and opportunities such banks,clubs, markets and shops. They all banned together and lived together and build these things and the Nativist feared there were losing their country and eventually lose their power. The quotas came about as a way of keeping track of how came into American and where was they from. So they could stop certain people from certain places from coming into America and to keep the number of people coming in to a minimum. Race played a factor because it limited the amount of people from a certain race to come into America as the Chinese were excluded altogether. The national origins of the United States are from the Northern and Western Europe.
please use the following references

Daniel Tichenor, Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America;
David G. Gutiérrez, Walls and Mirrors: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the Politics of Ethnicity

Coursework Response

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The late nineteenth century brought immense change for the United States. Edmund Burke described this time period as a time where “Every day is a day of crisis”, as the expansion of an urban industrial economy created nurtured economic interdependence which threatened the development and wellbeing of most Americans (Tichenor, 114). As the twentieth-century began the ideology of nativists grew stronger in the desire for immigration restrictions and saw immigration reform as the preeminent Progressive cause (Tichenor, 114). While the nativists desired to implement immigration restrictions, other interests groups developed and pushed to have their issues addressed during the Progressive Era. Furthermore, the Progressive Era brought ideological change, as Americans sought to resolve pending social and political issues by implementing various movements and political interventions. For the nativists, the most important issue looming over American’s heads was the issue of immigration. Therefore, they began to forge alliances with various social control Progressives, organized labor unions and Southern conservatives (Tichenor, 115). During this time, those believing and actively lobbying for restrictions on immigration were known as Progressive Era restrictionists.

While many nativists were lobbying for restricionist policies, many Republicans were attempting to divert immigration restriction movements. House Speaker Joseph Gurney Cannon, for example, used his Speakership powers to derail restictionist policy proposals from 1903 until 1910 (Tichenor, 116). Throughout the Progressive Era, research and social-scientific expertise developed and generated a notion of legitimacy, as various research groups began looking for factual information to support policies for restricting immigration. Throughout this time, nativist ideology gained momentum in the United States. Moreover, the First World War helped further develop fears of mass European immigration. Exemplifying the fears of Americans, the German-American Alliance dismayed the American public when they supported peace with Germany, helping to perpetuate fears of the large foreign born population in the United States (Tichenor, 139). Through the fears of immigration and foreign born citizens, the United States developed a new implementation of Americanization and assimilation. President Roosevelt stated, a strong defense against outside aggression required vigilance with military matters as well as in social lives (Tichenor, 139). Various committees and organizations began to help immigrants blend into the American culture and become easily assimilated into the population. Civil League for Immigrants, Young Men’s and Young Women’s Christian Associations, various women’s clubs and National Americanization Committee, for example, began to help immigrants by teaching them English and helping them to develop factory skills to be better prepared for work as laborers (Tichenor, 139).

Though many interest groups helped to assimilate immigrants into the American population, the war brought with it the perpetuated fears of eastern and central European immigrants. The 1920 Presidential election ushered in an ideological shift in the White House. Warren G. Harding believed in nationalism as the backbone of America. With Harding winning the Presidency, there was nothing standing in the way of legislative policies restricting immigration. The Quota Act of 1921 limited the total number of immigrants to 355,000 per year. The fears that European immigrants would not be able to assimilate into the population were overwhelming, following WWI, ultimately leading to the Red Scare and the Immigration Act of 1924. Furthering the fears of mass immigration, between 1920 and 1929, on average, 25,000 Mexican immigrants entered the United States per year (Gutierrez, 69). The mass influx of Mexican immigrants led Mexican Americans to believe that their initial concerns about them had been justified, as they believed their jobs would be taken and wages would be lowered due to the growth of labor resources. Unfortunately, the enormous amount of immigrants flowing into the United States from Mexico helped to push the resurgence of anti-Mexican sentiments within the United States and ultimately helped to propel the restrictionist ideology of immigration.
Please use Daniel Tichenor, Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America as the main reference

 

Project:Genome of the crown of thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci)

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Bioinformatics subject:

Project:Genome of the crown of thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci). Outbreaks of this species of starfish are a major environmental issue of Australia’s great barrier reef and causes major coral loses. A recent 27 –years reef monitoring study of the great barrier reef estimated that the starfish accounts for 42% of the loss in coral cover,2nd only to typhoons.
-sequence the genome of the crown of the thorns starfish and investigated the genes that starfish uses to attack coral communities. 
– the article use for this topic: Genomic organization of Hox and ParaHox clusters in the echinoderm, Acanthaster planci
Kenneth W. Baughman1,*, Carmel McDougall2, Scott F. Cummins3, Mike Hall4, Bernard M. Degnan2, Nori Satoh1 andEiichi Shoguchi1
Article first published online: 28 NOV 2014
DOI: 10.1002/dvg.22840.

. – The requirement of this proposal( maximum 2000 words, including references, figures, tables and legends, if appropriate)

-In addition, the requirement of this proposal, the essay proposal should cover all these questions :
1- How will the project benefit the scientific community/population?
2- What do you want to find out about the genome/population?
3- What strains/cultivar/population will you sequence?
4- What’s the size of the genome?
5- Given size, complexity and heterozygosity of the genome, what sequencing technology (or combination)is the most appropriate for the project?
6- What time (or combination)of sequencing types should be used?Transciptome,whole genome shotgun?
7- What depth of coverage is needed?
8- How many samples will need and how would you sample them?
9- What programs/strategies will be needed for assembly?
10- What programs/strategies will be needed for genome annotation?
11- What programs/strategies will be needed for variant analysis?
12- Given research into the research area,what do you expect the genome to show ?

• The following heading should be used:
1- proposal summary
2- Background 
3- Materials and methods
4- references
In the introduction :
– About the crown of thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci)
– Outbreaks of this species of starfish are a major environmental issue for Australia’s great barrier reef and causes major coral to lose. 
– I provided example but not that perfect , :
– I would follow this example in the sequencing and annotation, sections. Because just that way we studied. 
– In sequencing, should cover, what sequencing and why using this.

 

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