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Tax Return

| November 29, 2015

Complete 2014 Tax Return With Following Information:

Nick and Jeannette got married twenty years ago and have two children, Jack and Chloe.
Nick’s Social Security number is 111-11-1111
Jeannette’s Social Security number is 222-22-2222
Jack’s Social Security number is 333-33-3333
Chloe’s Social Security number is 444-44-4444

In 2014, Nick was self-employed as a podiatrist, under the business name “Fix-My-Foot”. His business is located at 1990 Jacob -, MS 36395. He uses the cash method, calendar year, and has only one employee. His income and expense information is as follows:
• Sales amounted to $308,000
• Inventory information:
o Beginning inventory: $45,000
o Purchases: $63,000
o Ending inventory: $20,000
• Advertising $2,500
• Employee wages $34,500
• Nick has commuting mileage from his home to his podiatry practice of 11,000 miles
• Building rent $9,600
• Office supplies $2,100
• Accountant fees $3,000
• Payroll taxes and business licenses $3,450
• Utilities $5,230
• Malpractice quarterly federal income tax payments $40,000
• Nick’s business has been in operation for almost 15 years, so he has no assets currently being depreciated.
• Nick also receives an annual royalty of $5,000 for an iPad app he developed that was bought by a large corporation. The app is an educational game for children.
Jane is a full-time elementary school principal. In 2014 she earned a salary of $76,925. She had $13,086 of Federal income tax withheld out of her paycheck. She also owns several bank CDs that paid interest of $4000 this year. The Does’ do not have any foreign accounts.
The Does’ home mortgage interest paid to SVT Bank was $28,500, and they pay $8,000 of property taxes on their home. They also donated $1,000 cash to their local church, but did not obtain a letter from the church verifying this amount. Nick paid $4,200 in student loan interest for his podiatry school studies. He withdrew out of his traditional IRA to pay for this student loan interest.

They spent $3,500 on childcare for Chloe. This was paid to Kid Camp Preschool, located at 1234 ABC i, MS 36395. Their EIN number is ————-
Required: Complete Nick and Jane’s 2014 income tax return, including all necessary schedules.

The effect of life insurance spending on life expectancy (Econometric)

| November 29, 2015

Require STATA software and Panel data regression (Fixed effect model both time invariant and state invariant)

Using econometric techniques from this course. Your paper will be approximately 15-20 pages long and explain the research question, data, estimation strategy, and results. You should be able to write your research question as “the effect of A on B”. Also, I expect that the econometric technique used in your research would be more sophisticated than simple
OLS.

The topic has been chosen as the effect of life insurance spending on life expectancy.

– Abstract: summary of your paper, less than 7 sentences

– Introduction (Section 1, 2-4 pages): motivation of your research, objectives or contribution of you paper, what methods I will use and why that method is good (just briefly), summary of your results (very briefly, intuitively), literature review (focusing on what is the difference between your paper and other papers), structure of your paper (section 2 discusses **, section 3 is about &&, …)

– Section 2. Data, Descriptive Statistics:

Explain your data in detail, data source, how they were collected, were there some missing values? if yes, how did you deal with them?, any possibility of measurement errors?,why the dataset is good for answering your question, tables of mean, standard errors and interpretation of them, some simple OLS results (correlation) and plot, discussing omitted variable bias, other endogeneity issues, you can motivate more sophisticated estimation methods to overcome the endogeneity issues and this will be a good bridge to Section 3.

– Section 3: Main estimation results:

discussion of your model, variables, explanation of your notation, why your method is valid in terms of 5 threats to internal validity, if you are using panel data, you need to discuss if the omitted variables are time invariant or state invariant. if you are using IV, you need to discuss validity of your IV intuitively, report regression results using big regression tables (comparing several specifications), use interaction terms to capture heterogeneity effects of x1 on y, intuitively discuss your results.

– Section 4, Conclusion

summary of what you did and your results, interesting questions for further investigation

In addition to the paper, please insert the regression result and snapshot when it is appropriate.

Essay

| November 29, 2015

Biases affect all of us, and we are all prone to committing fallacious reasoning at times. This discussion allows us to investigate some of our own sources of biases and ways in which we may be prone to fall for fallacious reasoning.

Prepare: Prior to answering this question, make sure that you have completed the “Parking Garage” and “Buying a Car” scenarios. Make sure to read Chapters 7 and 8 of our book, paying special attention to ways in which people are affected by biases (including the sections “Stereotypes” and “Purpose and Potential Bias” in Chapter 8).

Reflect: Think about why you made the choices you made in each scenario. Do those choices tell you anything about yourself and the way that you think? Would you do anything different if you were to do it again?
Write:

Address your experiences in each scenario in the following posts:

Part 1: Answer the following questions: Why did you take the route you did in the parking garage scenario? Did you notice that you had preconceptions about different types of people and situations? Could those types of preconceptions ever lead to problematic inferences?

Part 2: In the Buying a Car scenario, did you feel that the salesman had ulterior motives? Did they lead him to have any biases in terms of he wanted you to purchase? Point out some of the biases that you have in real life. Are you am interested party when it comes to certain types of questions? How does that potentially cloud your judgment? Relate your answer to the content about biases in Chapter 8.

Classroom Inclusion of Students who are Blind and Visually Impaired

| November 29, 2015

Do the following two activities. Score will be based on the depth of your response and reflection, the quality of your write-up (well-written, no typos, etc.), and evidence that you are applying the principles and information that you are learning in the course. 1. Under blindfold have a conversation with a small group of people. Afterwards: a. Discuss the importance of body language and non-verbal communication. Did you miss anything in the conversation due to visually referenced words (here, there, this, that)? How did you know who was talking? 2. Spend 10 minutes (seated) under blindfold in a crowded and/or noisy environment b. Discuss your experience including your ability to pay attention, directionality of voices and sounds, how you initiate a conversation. Based on both Experiences: c. Discuss how a visual impairment can impact social interactions between students. Include perspectives from both a person who is sighted and a person who is visually impaired. Include ideas for supporting students with visual impairments in this area within an inclusive setting Make sure to answer all a,b,c above, please read carefully what it said and answer. I posted past answered essay under material, please read to review -> Please do not try to write all three in one essay, but specifically answer a) … b) … c) …

Advanced Statistics and Analytics

| November 29, 2015

G310 Advanced Statistics and Analytics – Option 2 Scenario
Introduction:
As a healthcare professional, you will work to improve and maintain the health of individuals, families, and communities in various settings. Basic statistical analysis can be used to gain an understanding of current problems. Understanding the current situation is the first step in discovering where an opportunity for improvement exists. This course project will assist you in applying basic statistical principles to a fictional scenario in order to impact the health and wellbeing of the clients being served.
This assignment will be completed in phases throughout the quarter. As you gain additional knowledge through the didactic portion of this course, you will be able to apply your new knowledge to this project. You will receive formative feedback from your instructor on each submission. The final project will be due on week 10.
Scenario:
You are currently working at NCLEX Memorial Hospital in the Infectious Diseases Unit. Over the past few days, you have noticed an increase in patients admitted with a particular infectious disease. You believe that the ages of these patients play a critical role in the method used to treat the patients. You decide to speak to your manager and together you work to use statistical analysis to look more closely at the ages of these patients. You do some research and put together a spreadsheet of the data that contains the following information:
• Client number
• Infection Disease Status
• Age of the patient
You need the preliminary findings immediately so that you can start treating these patients. So let’s get to work!!!!

Background information on the Data:
The data set consists of 60 patients that have the infectious disease with ages ranging from 35 years of age to 76 years of age for NCLEX Memorial Hospital. Remember this assignment will be completed over the duration of the course.
SHOULD BE WRITTEN IN ESSAY, APA FORMATTING
This week you will begin working on Phase 2 of your course project. Using the same data set and variables for your selected topic, add the following information to your analysis:
1. Discuss the importance of constructing confidence intervals for the population mean.
o What are confidence intervals?
o What is a point estimate?
o What is the best point estimate for the population mean? Explain.
o Why do we need confidence intervals?
2. Based on your selected topic, evaluate the following:
o Find the best point estimate of the population mean.
o Construct a 95% confidence interval for the population mean. Assume that your data is normally distributed and σ is unknown.
? Please show your work for the construction of this confidence interval and be sure to use the Equation Editor to format your equations.
o Write a statement that correctly interprets the confidence interval in context of your selected topic.
3. Based on your selected topic, evaluate the following:
o Find the best point estimate of the population mean.
o Construct a 99% confidence interval for the population mean. Assume that your data is normally distributed and σ is unknown.
? Please show your work for the construction of this confidence interval and be sure to use the Equation Editor to format your equations.
o Write a statement that correctly interprets the confidence interval in context of your selected topic.
4. Compare and contrast your findings for the 95% and 99% confidence interval.
o Did you notice any changes in your interval estimate? Explain.
o What conclusion(s) can be drawn about your interval estimates when the confidence level is increased? Explain.

This assignment should be formatted using APA guidelines and a minimum of 2 pages in length.

Issues with Cumulative/Repetitive Trauma Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

| November 29, 2015

Discuss issues surrounding cumulative/repetitive trauma injuries and compensability under workers’ compensation in the U.S. (Kentucky if writer wants to choose specific jurisdiction). Paper should address the difficulties associated with managing workers comp claims for these injuries as well as their impact on workers’ compensation in the U. S. Paper should be 3-4 pages. At least one source should be the book Workers’ Compensation Law: Cases, Materials, and Text Fifth Edition by Lex K. Larson and Arthur Lawson. Paper should be in APA format.

Care Skills

| November 29, 2015

Mary is a 78 year old lady.She is living in your local area with her husband who is in his eighties.Two years ago she was diagnosed with parkinson disease.Since then she has become very withdrawn and has isolated herself socially.She is embarrased about her overworsening trimmer in her hand and at times she fells unsteady walking.She has lost her self-confidence.Her daughter lives in Dublin is concerned and feels that Mary has emotional,social and personal needs.

Reflect on what further information you would require and what questions you would need to ask in oreder to formulate a holistic assessment and robust care plan,including what other health and social care personnel may need to be involved to enhace the quality of Marys life.(focus on clients parcitipation in activities)

-disscussed the care needs in terms of physical ,emotional,social,psychological and spiritual impact on the person(put reference)

-disscussed how this needs are being met

-identified the key points that will contribute to an enhanced quality of life for the client(put reference)

-identified required care equipment and other aids(put reference)

-disscussed procedures relating to the safety and security of the clients in terms of meeting their needs

-disscussed the importance of safe and hygienic work practices(put reference)

-identified reporting procedures for changes in clients wellbeing(put reference)

-identified relevant records that must be maintained on clients(put reference)

-summarised the discussion,drew conclusions and made relevant recommendations

child abuse

| November 29, 2015

The definition of child abuse. Who are affected. Do children need more care. Care home. It is argumentative research with focus on care home. And who are with this idea with their opinion and who are against this idea with their opinion. And write about your opinion agree or disagree. For example, what do children do in care home, do they need more care or not, are they happy or not, do they want back to their family or not.

5 pages and page number 6 for references.

the format of the references is APA.

Economic Impacts on Talent Management

| November 29, 2015

PAPER SHOULD INCLUDE QUESTIONS, ANSWERS, CITATIONS, AND REFERENCES AS SHOWN BELOW.
Imagine your company produces a hybrid scooter that is suddenly popular because it uses solar energy exclusively and can hold a charge for more than one week or 1,000 miles. This affordable transportation alternative appeals to women and men of all ages. You are responsible for hiring a sales representative for this company. Your sales representative will be introducing the product to these new markets (your chosen country and that of one of your classmates), but keep in mind that the product is known through television and other media. The initial tasks for this sales representative will be to set up offices in your selected country, create marketing materials appropriate to their home culture, and negotiate contracts with appropriate dealerships in their market.
For this assignment, make a recommendation to your management team that demonstrates your analysis of different economic opportunities for your selected country and a different country researched by one of your classmates. You may want to refer to The World Factbook for more demographics information or the course file with additional cultural readings for each country.

Address the following in your paper:
1. Compare (Summarize) the market for this product in the two countries (India and China).
Answer and citation:

2. Analyze the country that support the employee skill sets necessary for the industry and uses scholarly sources in justification.

Answer and citation:

Justification and citation:

3. Compare the data on age, economy, labor, literacy, and unemployment rate for the two countries.

Answer and citation:

4. How do these findings affect your company’s ability to attract talent there?Summarize how demographics impact recruitment in the host countries using scholarly sources.

India:

Answer and citation:

China:

Answer and citation:

5. Which of the two selected (India or China) countries is more likely to have an employee base with the skill sets necessary for your industry?

Answer and citation:

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References
Box 2: Workers’ qualifications in China and India:

Development challenges China rates just 4 per cent of its workforce as highly qualified. Only 36 per cent of workers have a lower secondary-school qualification. The remaining 60 per cent have little or no skills and are regarded as “elementary workers”; these include some 200 million migrants from rural to urban areas.

Four out of five German enterprises in China consider the lack of qualified workers the biggest obstacle to growth and competitiveness.* However, estimates show that one-third of all secondary vocational education graduates are unable to find appropriate jobs, and about a third of university graduates fail to find work during their first year after graduation.

Key elements of the “Opinion on Further Strengthening Efforts on Highly Skilled Workers Cultivation”, issued by the Government in 2006, include encouraging a broader variety of providers to supply training while also improving curricula and assessment; incentives to employers to hire more highly skilled workers; special remuneration schemes targeting higher-skilled workers; increased training for migrant workers and for business start-ups; and increased investment in training centres’ facilities and in the teaching profession.

In India, employment growth is almost exclusively concentrated in the informal economy, where more than 90 per cent of India’s workers are employed at low levels of productivity and income. Half of the country’s population over the age of 25 has had no education and an additional third have at best primary schooling.

Four out of five new entrants to the workforce have never had any opportunity for skills training. While enrolment in technical education institutions has increased (from 2.1 million in 2000 to some 3.8 million in 2005), there is a very high dropout rate in these institutions.

There is a huge shortage of teaching faculty in engineering colleges. At the same time, significant skills shortages are reported throughout the formal economy. In the information technology sector alone, the current deficit in engineers is estimated to be around half a million. In order to address these challenges, India adopted an ambitious National Skills Development Policy in 2009. Its main aim, in the words of the Union Minister for Labour and Employment, is to empower all individuals through improved skills, knowledge and internationally recognized qualifications to give them access to decent employment and to promote inclusive national growth. It is envisaged, among other things, to increase vocational training capacity to 15 million students over the 11th Five Year Plan period (2007-12). * GesellschaftfürTechnischeZusammenarbeit (GTZ China) 2009

http://www.oecd.org/g20/meetings/toronto/G20-Skills-Strategy.pdf

http://www.indexmundi.com/factbook/compare/india.china

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html
India

• Business Monitor International. (2014). India business forecast report, (3), 1–51.

• Joshi, M. (2001). PassportIndia: Your pocket guide to Indian business, customs and etiquette. Petaluma, CA: World Trade Press.

• World Trade Press. (2010). India: Women in culture, business, and travel. Petaluma, CA: Author.

China
• Bering Guides. (2003). Business travel in China. Lindon, UT: Axiom Press.

• Business Monitor International. (2014). China business forecast report, (3), 1–47.

• Going Global. (2013). Going global career and employment resource guide for China. China Career Guide, 1–128.
• World Trade Press. (2010). China: Society and culture. Petaluma, CA: Author.

PTSD Among Active Duty Military Members

| November 29, 2015

a. A brief description of PTSD due to active duty military service requirements–for example, training exercises/accidents, combat experiences, etc)
b. How does this type of trauma contribute to the development of PTSD?
c. What stereotypical views present a barrier to receiving health care?
d. Describe the symptoms displayed by a patient and ways a nurse can positively impact the care by recognizing these symptoms and acting appropriately.
e. Discuss the importance of collaboration of care, examining any barriers there might be to getting proper treatment (financial, stigma, loss of security clearance, etc). As a nurse what can you do to advocate for your patients to make sure they receive appropriate care?
f. Indicate any information you have found that supports how media coverage has either positively or negatively affected your topic (videos/news reports from war zones, possibly a major Hollywood movie).
g. Give examples of resilience evidenced by people who experience this type of trauma. How can we instill resilience in our patients?
h. Give a short summary of the most important thing you have learned through researching this topic.

No Wikipedia sources–need to be peer reviewed journals (at least four–journal articles can be in print or accessible electronically); remaining two references could come from reputable newspapers such as New York Times, Washington Post, etc. or U.S. government websites such as the Veteran’s Administration, etc. References need to be within the last 10 years.

Level Headings to delineate sections of the paper is a requirement.