Saturday, May 23, 2020
A fun tradition in families all over the world, its always nice to hear someone sing you a happy birthday song. In German-speakingÃ countries, two popular songs that are used: the Happy Birthday song we are familiar with in English and a special, much longer, and very touching song that celebrates the persons life. Both songs are fun to sing and a great way to learn while practicing your German. A Simple Translation of the Happy Birthday Song To start off simply, lets learn how to sing the basic Happy Birthday song in German. Its very easy because you only need to learn two lines (the first line repeats, just like in English) and you will use the same tune as you would sing in English. Zum Geburtstag viel GlÃ ¼ck, Happy Birthday to You, Zum Geburtstag liebe (name) Happy Birthday dear (name) While this song isÃ fun to learn, it should be noted that the English version of the song is heardÃ most often, even at parties where everyone speaks German. Alles gute zum geburtstag means happy birthday and is a traditional way to wish someone a happy birthday in German. Wie schÃ ¶n, dass du geboren bist Lyrics Although the English version of Happy Birthday to You remains the most common song heard at German birthday parties, this song is just as popular. It is one of the few German birthday songs to gain widespread popularity in German-speaking countries. Wie schÃ ¶n, dass du geboren bistÃ (Ã¢â¬Å"How nice that youÃ were bornÃ¢â¬ ) was written in 1981Ã by the Hamburg-born musician and producer Rolf Zuckowski (1947- ). ItÃ has become a standard in German childcare facilities, schools, and at private birthday parties and has even been elevated to folk song status in its short life. Zuckowski is best known for writing and singing childrens songs and has released over 40 albums in his career.Ã In 2007, he worked with illustrator Julia Ginsbach to publishÃ a baby album for parents, using the title ofÃ this song. German Lyrics Direct Translation by Hyde Flippo Heute kann es regnen,stÃ ¼rmen oder schnei'n,denn du strahlst ja selberwie der Sonnenschein.Heut ist dein Geburtstag,darum feiern wir,alle deine Freunde,freuen sich mit dir. Today it can rain,storm or snow,because you yourself are beaminglike sunshine.Today is your birthday,that's why we're celebrating.All your friends,are happy for you. Refrain: *Wie schÃ ¶n, dass du geboren bist,wir hÃ ¤tten dich sonst sehr vermisst.wie schÃ ¶n, dass wir beisammen sind,wir gratulieren dir, Geburtstagskind! Refrain:How nice that you were born,we would have really missed you otherwise.how nice that we're all together;we congratulate you, birthday child! Uns're guten WÃ ¼nschehaben ihren Grund:Bitte bleib noch langeglÃ ¼cklich und gesund.Dich so froh zu sehen,ist was uns gefÃ ¤llt,TrÃ ¤nen gibt es schongenug auf dieser Welt. Our good wisheshave their purpose (reason):Please stay longhappy and healthy.Seeing you so happy,is what we like.There are tearsenough in this world. Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch,das ist ganz egal,dein Geburtstag kommt im Jahrdoch nur einmal.Darum lass uns feiern,dass die Schwarte kracht,*Heute wird getanzt,gesungen und gelacht. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,that doesn't really matter,but your birthday comes onlyonce a year.So let us celebrate,until we're exhausted,*Today there's dancing,singing and laughter. Wieder ein Jahr Ã ¤lter,nimm es nicht so schwer,denn am ÃâlterwerdenÃ ¤nderst du nichts mehr.ZÃ ¤hle deine Jahreund denk' stets daran:Sie sind wie ein Schatz,den dir keiner nehmen kann. Another year older,(but) don't take it so hard,because when it comes to agingyou can't change anything anymore.Count your yearsand always remember:They are a treasure,that no one can take from you. * The refrain is repeated between each of the following verses and again at the end. *Ã German idiom:Ã arbeiten, dass die Schwarte kracht to work until one drops,Ã lit., to work until the rind cracks The German lyrics are provided for educational use only. No infringement of copyright is implied or intended. The literal, prose translations of theÃ original GermanÃ lyrics by Hyde Flippo.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Ã¢â¬Å"Luc!Ã¢â¬ The sitter burst out the front door, pausing when she saw the three of us nearby. Ã¢â¬Å"IÃ¢â¬â¢m sorry, Mr. Adam, he slipped away again. We will write a custom essay sample on Night Creature: Crescent Moon Chapter 28 or any similar topic only for you Order Now Ã¢â¬ Hurrying forward, she scooped Luc into her arms. Ã¢â¬Å"YouÃ¢â¬â¢re like an eel, boy.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Bye,Ã¢â¬ Luc said as she turned and carried him back to the trailer. The child cast curious glances at me the entire way. Ã¢â¬Å"You donÃ¢â¬â¢t belong here,Ã¢â¬ Adam said. His words hurt, but I was determined not to show it. Ã¢â¬Å"I know.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"IÃ¢â¬â¢ll take you home.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"To Boston?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Would you go?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"No.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"There isnÃ¢â¬â¢t a loup-garou, Diana. YouÃ¢â¬â¢re wasting your time. If you stay, someoneÃ¢â¬â¢s going to get hurt.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"People are dying. WhatÃ¢â¬â¢s killing them, Adam? You?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"What if I was?Ã¢â¬ I blinked. Ã¢â¬Å"I Ã¢â¬â uh Ã¢â¬â what?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"What if I was killing them?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"You said there wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t a wolf.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Exactly. So it must be a person.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"ButÃ¢â¬ ¦ the police found proof of an animal killing people.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Then itÃ¢â¬â¢s an animal, which means it isnÃ¢â¬â¢t me.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Unless youÃ¢â¬â¢re the loup-garou.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"IÃ¢â¬â¢m not a wolf.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Yet you disappear under every crescent moon.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I donÃ¢â¬â¢t disappear. I stay at my shack.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Why?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Things happen under that moon.Ã¢â¬ He took a deep breath. Ã¢â¬Å"I mean things have happened. To me, in de army. I try not to remember, but Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬Å" He let the breath out and his shoulders slumped. I wanted to touch his hair, hold his hand, but I knew he wouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t let me. Ã¢â¬Å"Luc was wrong,Ã¢â¬ he said. Ã¢â¬Å"I donÃ¢â¬â¢t like de crescent moon; I despise it.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"What happened?Ã¢â¬ Instead of answering, he took my arm and half-led, half-dragged me to the ancient Chevy parked in the driveway. The thing appeared to be at least forty years old. A little restoration would do wonders, just like the mansion. Right now the car was a mess Ã¢â¬â rusted, blotchy, no true color to speak of. Adam opened the passenger door and I balked. Ã¢â¬Å"Get in,Ã¢â¬ he said through gritted teeth, Ã¢â¬Å"or I will make you.Ã¢â¬ I glanced at the trailer. Luc waved from the window. I got in the car, wincing when a busted spring thumped me in the ass. The seat was badly torn, as if an animal had clawed it apart. The car was so old, it didnÃ¢â¬â¢t have air-conditioning. In a near-synchronized movement, we rolled down the windows. The morning was already hot enough that the wind felt good in my hair. Ã¢â¬Å"IÃ¢â¬â¢m not gonna tell you what happened,Ã¢â¬ Adam murmured. Ã¢â¬Å"I canÃ¢â¬â¢tÃ¢â¬ The Ã¢â¬Å"canÃ¢â¬â¢tÃ¢â¬ stopped me. I understood that special ops were a secret. Ã¢â¬Å"What happened to your wife?Ã¢â¬ His fingers tightened on the wheel. Ã¢â¬Å"SheÃ¢â¬â¢s gone.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"How?Ã¢â¬ I imagined terrible things Ã¢â¬â things that had put the shadows in his eyes. Was this why he couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t love me? Death was something I understood. Ã¢â¬Å"Packed up her stuff, cleaned out our bank accounts, and ran. The bitch.Ã¢â¬ I gaped. Ã¢â¬Å"What? SheÃ¢â¬â¢s dead.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I hope so.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Luc said his mother was dead.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"She is to me. To him, too.Ã¢â¬ His gaze shifted to mine, then back to the road. Ã¢â¬Å"She isnÃ¢â¬â¢t coming back, if thatÃ¢â¬â¢s what youÃ¢â¬â¢re worried about.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"IÃ¢â¬â¢m worried about your sanity. Why would you tell your child his mother is dead when she Ã¢â¬â ?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Took off. Abandoned him. Left when he was not much more than a year old and never came back. She didnÃ¢â¬â¢t want him. She hates him almost as much as she hates Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬Å" His mourn snapped closed over the last word. But I could figure it out. His wife hated him. I doubted heÃ¢â¬â¢d tell me why. Ã¢â¬Å"You didnÃ¢â¬â¢t see her again?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Nope.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"DidnÃ¢â¬â¢t hear from her?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Zap.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"So youÃ¢â¬â¢re still married.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Not in my mind.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Terrific,Ã¢â¬ I muttered. Ã¢â¬Å"If I donÃ¢â¬â¢t know where she is, how can I send her the divorce papers?Ã¢â¬ He had a point. Still Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬Å"It was never a real marriage,Ã¢â¬ he insisted. Ã¢â¬Å"You got a license?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Yeah.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Then it was real.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I never loved her. She never loved me. We got married becauseÃ¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ He shrugged and I understood. Ã¢â¬Å"You couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t keep it in your pants. What a shock.Ã¢â¬ Silence settled over the interior of the car. But I was unable to remain quiet for long. Ã¢â¬Å"Why did you tell me you couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t have children?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I canÃ¢â¬â¢t. Not anymore. After Luc I Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬ He fell silent, as if he could no longer find the words. I had no such trouble. Ã¢â¬Å"You were in an accident? Caught the mumps? What?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I had a vasectomy.Ã¢â¬ My mouth fell open. I seemed to have that problem a lot lately. Ã¢â¬Å"Why?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I donÃ¢â¬â¢t make de same mistake twice.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"But Ã¢â¬â What if you met someone? Wanted more children?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I wonÃ¢â¬â¢t.Ã¢â¬ My chest hurt, as if someone were pounding on it with a lead pipe, trying to break my heart. Ã¢â¬Å"You canÃ¢â¬â¢t know that,Ã¢â¬ I managed. Ã¢â¬Å"I will never marry again. Never have another child. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s de way things are.Ã¢â¬ I never planned to marry again, either, knew with utter certainty IÃ¢â¬â¢d never love anyone the way IÃ¢â¬â¢d loved Simon. I hadnÃ¢â¬â¢t wanted a baby with him; I definitely didnÃ¢â¬â¢t want one with anyone else. So why did AdamÃ¢â¬â¢s words bother me so much? Because I smelled a lie in there somewhere; I just wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t sure where. Perhaps it was the lie of omission. He had another life, a family I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t even know about And if heÃ¢â¬â¢d lied about that, heÃ¢â¬â¢d probably lied about something else. Ã¢â¬Å"Why didnÃ¢â¬â¢t you tell me about Luc?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"My life in de swamp is different from my life with my son.Ã¢â¬ I stiffened. Ã¢â¬Å"And IÃ¢â¬â¢m part of your life in the swamp? How flattering.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Diana, you donÃ¢â¬â¢t understand Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬Å" Ã¢â¬Å"I think I do. You donÃ¢â¬â¢t want your precious son being contaminated by the trampy woman youÃ¢â¬â¢re screwing.Ã¢â¬ His jaw tightened. Ã¢â¬Å"That isnÃ¢â¬â¢t what I said.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"You donÃ¢â¬â¢t have to.Ã¢â¬ I crossed my arms and stared out the window. Ã¢â¬Å"IÃ¢â¬â¢ll do anything to keep Luc from being hurt.Ã¢â¬ I shot him a glare. Ã¢â¬Å"You think IÃ¢â¬â¢d hurt him?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Not on purpose. But Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬ He lifted his hand from the steering wheel, then lowered it. Ã¢â¬Å"He wants a mother. I canÃ¢â¬â¢t give him one.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"You could.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"No,Ã¢â¬ he said with cold finality. Ã¢â¬Å"You plan on stayinÃ¢â¬â¢, cher? You want a ready-made family? A little cabin in de swamp? Drive a car pool? Make bag lunches? Soccer games and Little League?Ã¢â¬ When I hesitated, he nodded. Ã¢â¬Å"ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s what I thought. So I keep him away. Why get his hopes up? HeÃ¢â¬â¢s gonna have a hard enough life as it is.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Why is his life going to be hard?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s just de way Me is.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"You know the future?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Sometimes I think I do.Ã¢â¬ I stared at him as he stared out the windshield. Ã¢â¬Å"You say the strangest things.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I donÃ¢â¬â¢t want you to tell anyone about him.Ã¢â¬ I spread my hands wide. Ã¢â¬Å"Who would I tell?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"No one knows heÃ¢â¬â¢s my son. I want to keep it that way. People around here, they think IÃ¢â¬â¢m nuts.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I wonder why,Ã¢â¬ I said dryly. He ignored me. Ã¢â¬Å"Luc should have as normal of a life as possible.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Why wouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t he?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"My Me isnÃ¢â¬â¢t normal.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"It could be.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"No. I have responsibilities. Things I have to do Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬Å" A thought broke through my confusion. Ã¢â¬Å"Are you still in the army? Some super secret agent crap?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"No,Ã¢â¬ he said shortly. Ã¢â¬Å"What, exactly, do you do?Ã¢â¬ He didnÃ¢â¬â¢t bother to answer, which only made me more suspicious. But his next words hurt so much, I forgot all about that. Ã¢â¬Å"I donÃ¢â¬â¢t want you to see Luc again.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Fine,Ã¢â¬ I snapped. I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t plan on seeing Adam again, either. Just because I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t want children didnÃ¢â¬â¢t mean I was going to take kindly to being told I wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t allowed near one. Adam was making me feel bad, and I already felt bad enough. He turned off the main road and slowed at the sight of a car parked in front of the mansion. Cassandra sat on the porch. As we pulled up she stood, hand raised to shield her eyes from the bright morning sunlight. I glanced at my watch. Seven forty-five. Damn, IÃ¢â¬â¢d told her IÃ¢â¬â¢d call by 7:00 A.M. and let her know I was okay. I was surprised Detective Sullivan wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t here, too. Ã¢â¬Å"Who is that?Ã¢â¬ Adam murmured. Ã¢â¬Å"Cassandra.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"She donÃ¢â¬â¢t look like a voodoo priestess.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Exactly what does a voodoo priestess look like?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Hell if I know.Ã¢â¬ CassandraÃ¢â¬â¢s face flooded with relief when she saw me. Her gaze went to Adam, and her eyebrows shot up. IÃ¢â¬â¢m sure he had that effect on all the women. I climbed out of the car. Ã¢â¬Å"Sorry. I forgot to call.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I can see why.Ã¢â¬ I turned to introduce Adam, and he drove away. I was left gaping at the taillights of his Chevy. Sure, IÃ¢â¬â¢d planned to blow him off, but he hadnÃ¢â¬â¢t even given me the chance. Ã¢â¬Å"Antisocial much?Ã¢â¬ Cassandra murmured. Ã¢â¬Å"You have no idea.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"What happened last night?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"He isnÃ¢â¬â¢t the loup-garou,Ã¢â¬ I blurted. Her only reaction was a slight lifting of her dark eyebrows. Ã¢â¬Å"How do you know?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I touched him with your knife, and he didnÃ¢â¬â¢t explode.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Not into flames anyway.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"WhatÃ¢â¬â¢s that supposed to mean?Ã¢â¬ She smirked. Ã¢â¬Å"You had sex.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"See that in your crystal ball?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"DidnÃ¢â¬â¢t have to. I can tell by the way you watched him go.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Hell,Ã¢â¬ I mattered. Ã¢â¬Å"IsnÃ¢â¬â¢t it? So where were you?Ã¢â¬ I opened my mouth to tell her, then remembered AdamÃ¢â¬â¢s admonition about Luc. Not that IÃ¢â¬â¢d promised anything. Not that I owed Adam anything. Not that Cassandra was any type of threat. Then again I had no idea whom I could trust and whom I couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t IÃ¢â¬â¢d thought Adam and I had something Ã¢â¬â if not love, well, at least lust and extreme like. Discovering he had a son, that he was, technically, married, had shaken my confidence. Go figure. Having him say he didnÃ¢â¬â¢t want me near his child hurt But I wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t going to make myself feel any better by telling Cassandra. I donÃ¢â¬â¢t think anything would make me feel better. Ã¢â¬Å"Diana?Ã¢â¬ Cassandra pressed. Ã¢â¬Å"Where were you?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"His place.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"In the swamp.Ã¢â¬ I nodded. We had been, most of the time. I remembered something else about Luc Ã¢â¬â he wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t supposed to exist. IÃ¢â¬â¢d found no record of his birth at all. Had I missed it? Had it been lost, stolen, misplaced? I was so confused. The sound of vehicles turning off the main highway made both Cassandra and I glance up. A delivery truck and an unmarked police car rattled down the driveway. Ã¢â¬Å"Sullivan,Ã¢â¬ Cassandra murmured. She didnÃ¢â¬â¢t sound pleased. Ã¢â¬Å"Ms. Malone.Ã¢â¬ He nodded at me, then Cassandra. Ã¢â¬Å"Priestess.Ã¢â¬ He put a sarcastic twist on the title and CassandraÃ¢â¬â¢s eyes narrowed. Ã¢â¬Å"You better watch it or sheÃ¢â¬â¢ll turn you into a toad,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"Wish I could,Ã¢â¬ Cassandra murmured. Sullivan didnÃ¢â¬â¢t appear worried. Ã¢â¬Å"IÃ¢â¬â¢d be happy to call you Miss, Mrs., or Ms. if I knew your last name.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"You mean you havenÃ¢â¬â¢t been able to uncover that information with your superior detecting skills?Ã¢â¬ Cassandra asked. Ã¢â¬Å"IÃ¢â¬â¢ve been a little busy.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"What is your last name?Ã¢â¬ I asked. Ã¢â¬Å"I donÃ¢â¬â¢t need one. Ã¢â¬ËPriestess CassandraÃ¢â¬â¢ sets me apart. It isnÃ¢â¬â¢t as if there are two in town.Ã¢â¬ I tilted my head. She didnÃ¢â¬â¢t want to tell me. How interesting. I never would have thought Cassandra had something to hide. Maybe everyone did. Ã¢â¬Å"Which one of you is Malone?Ã¢â¬ the deliveryman asked. Ã¢â¬Å"Me.Ã¢â¬ I took the clipboard he offered and signed next to my name. The stuff from Frank had arrived. Thank goodness. In less than a week the crescent moon would rise and now IÃ¢â¬â¢d be ready. Ã¢â¬Å"WhatÃ¢â¬â¢s that?Ã¢â¬ Sullivan asked as the delivery guy unloaded a cart with a long, thin box atop two shorter fatter ones. Ã¢â¬Å"Cage, tree stands, tranquilizer gun.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"You got a permit for that?Ã¢â¬ I stopped in the middle of opening the box on the top. Ã¢â¬Å"I was told the gun laws in Louisiana areÃ¢â¬ ¦ lenient.Ã¢â¬ Sullivan scowled. Ã¢â¬Å"You got that right. But trapping an animal and transporting it across state lines is a different matter.Ã¢â¬ Hell. I hadnÃ¢â¬â¢t thought of that. Luckily Frank had. On top of the dart gun lay documents, all made out and stamped nice and legal, signed by the governor and giving me the right to take pretty much anything anywhere I wanted to. Frank might be an annoying pain, but he was an organized, think-ahead, rich annoying pain with a lot of connections. I handed the papers to Sullivan. Frustration washed over his face. He handed them back to me with a scowl. Ã¢â¬Å"Did you ever tell Adam Ruelle I wanted to talk to him?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"We already had this conversation.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"He still hasnÃ¢â¬â¢t contacted me.Ã¢â¬ I shrugged. Adam wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t going to call the detective. Not in this lifetime. Ã¢â¬Å"Why did you call me if it wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t about Ruelle?Ã¢â¬ he demanded. IÃ¢â¬â¢d forgotten about the call IÃ¢â¬â¢d placed, the message IÃ¢â¬â¢d left, but I remembered the question IÃ¢â¬â¢d had. Ã¢â¬Å"Did you ever identify the man who was strangled in the swamp?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"No.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"IsnÃ¢â¬â¢t that strange?Ã¢â¬ Cassandra murmured. Ã¢â¬Å"ShouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t someone be searching for him?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Eventually. Maybe.Ã¢â¬ Sullivan shrugged. Ã¢â¬Å"YouÃ¢â¬â¢d be surprised how many John Does there are in the world. Especially around here. Speaking of which, we never found Charlie WagnerÃ¢â¬â¢s body.Ã¢â¬ I tried very hard not to look at Cassandra. Probably as hard as she was trying not to look at me. The detective glanced back and forth between us. His eyes narrowed. Before he could ask us questions we wouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t answer, I asked one of my own. Ã¢â¬Å"The St. Tammany police thought there was a rabies problem in the swamp.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"ThereÃ¢â¬â¢s something. My boss called in a specialist.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"What kind of specialist?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"ThereÃ¢â¬â¢s been a problem in several states with a new strain of rabies.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Really?Ã¢â¬ Cassandra murmured. Ã¢â¬Å"Funny we didnÃ¢â¬â¢t hear about it.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"They try to keep information of that nature quiet. People panic.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"CanÃ¢â¬â¢t imagine why,Ã¢â¬ I said. Ã¢â¬Å"Guy should be here in a couple days. HeÃ¢â¬â¢ll do his thing, and then we can concentrate on our other problems.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Which are?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Who strangled a stranger and whoÃ¢â¬â¢s stealing dead bodies.Ã¢â¬ He squinted at Cassandra as he said the latter. She just rolled her eyes and turned away. Ã¢â¬Å"Maybe you should wait to do your trapping until our rabies expert is finished,Ã¢â¬ he said. Ã¢â¬Å"What if my wolf is the one with the rabies problem?Ã¢â¬ And I kind of thought he was Ã¢â¬â if you considered rabies was a euphemism for the curse of the crescent moon. Ã¢â¬Å"Then youÃ¢â¬â¢d definitely better back off. You donÃ¢â¬â¢t want rabies, Ms. Malone. Even with the new medicines, it isnÃ¢â¬â¢t pretty.Ã¢â¬ Hey, I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t want to be baying at the moon, either. I wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t going to take any chances. Ã¢â¬Å"YouÃ¢â¬â¢ll wait until I give the go-ahead before you move forward withÃ¢â¬ ¦ ?Ã¢â¬ Sullivan made a vague motion toward the cage and the dart gun. Ã¢â¬Å"Of course.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Great IÃ¢â¬â¢ll be in touch.Ã¢â¬ The detective climbed into his car and rumbled down the drive toward the highway. Cassandra cleared her throat. When I glanced at her, she lifted a dark brow. Ã¢â¬Å"You really plan to wait?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Hell, no.Ã¢â¬ How to cite Night Creature: Crescent Moon Chapter 28, Essay examples
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Question: Discuss about the Project Negotiation and Conflict Report. Answer: Program Information Project Name: Queensland Health Payroll Program Project Ownership: Area of Collaborative negotiations and internal conflicts of Queensland Health Payroll Program Prepared by:Distribution List The Project This project negotiation and conflict report is based on Queensland Health Payroll Program. Queensland Health was implemented a new payroll system comprising two system of interfaces Workbrain and SAP with the hope of handling the ongoing challenges with the existing system (Glass 2013). In 2012, KPMG has reviewed on health payroll implementation process and several recommendations. Considering each recommendation as a project, the following characteristics of each project has been identified below: Forward Strategy for payroll system: Presently, there are nine priority issues of Queensland payroll system have been identified. QH has put a lot of efforts to improve the payroll outcome within the organization. The new implemented system ensured the payroll operating environment in an extended manner. Issues mainly identified due to industrial environment for QH where employees are employed under two different Acts and in handling over 24000 different pay combinations. By implementing SAP interface in the payroll system, the main characteristic is the integrating and streamlining payroll system which has the capability to improve and build efficient strategy for the business. Here the diamond perspective has been considered for selecting the project procurement strategy. This framework has four dimensions. Novelty is measured the expanded payroll operations taken by QH. Complexity is measured as being assembly, system and array. As the system of payroll of Queensland is full of complexity in terms of the having diffe rent pay combinations each fortnight, the strategy needs to be make reconfigure or reframing of parts into a new one (Glass 2013). This dimension is quite justifiable because separate allowances in operations and across the awards and agreements will be adjusted integrated manner and number of the mistakes can be resolved effectively. The NCTP approach or diamond perspective has considered the interactions between the project management team and its supporting supply chain. Thus, it gives structured delivery team operations and the way the pay roll operators integrated or coordinated with their employees. Secondly, the forward strategy of the project is to shorten the QH payroll system for making effective decision is another characteristic. Integrate payroll with other systems and migrate to the web is the ultimate desire of the new payroll system of QH. Generally, the most sophisticated software package will not cater maximum ROI if it fails to link the several business processes that payroll comprises. During the development of the software application, the organization has followed the organizational learning process perspective. After identifying the issues related to the old payroll system in Queensland Health payroll program, the company can easily identified the human views and make the more informative decision making in the payroll program. The future strategy of the payroll system of QH is to present the clear image of the project in front of the associates. Most commonly, a project often has an identity but rarely is this identity made clear. Due to having lengthy and convoluted history of the present QH payroll system, the project needs to evaluate the identity perspective. This will help to develop the project procurement clear and concise. Governance and decision-making A technological advancement into the system is an important decision making. To make it success, the team coordination and governance needs to be maintained during the arrangements of collaborative project procurements. To follow the organizational learning process perspective in the project, groups or team of people can come together for achieving a common goal. The Turner and Cochrane project typology proposed design certainty, tactical process and the strategy for the project, scope uncertainty and general appetite. To consider all factors into the project before the implementation of the new system, the people associated with the project can make a sound decision making. On the other hand, the collaborative decision making helps to make comprehensive and effective payroll governance. In short, the transparency is the key for upholding corporate governance. The good governance helps to compare payroll management of the organization with the industry standard. People and change People can create share and use knowledge by the application of the organizational learning process perspectives (Nixon 2014). In the payroll process implementation, people can apply their level of expertise and application of knowledge. To apply the best practice payroll management system within the organization, the guidelines for operational transparency needs to be applied by people and adopt changes as well. Funding After identifying the clear vision of the project, an identity can establish under the identity perspectives. In general cases, people do identify their projects and thus, the research has made based on the objectives of the project. In this way, the research respondents can state the sense of purpose about the project in front of the associated stakeholders who are responsible for the funding of the project. The Participants: Forward strategy for payroll system Owner As per the case study of Queens Land Health, the governance has been seen to be matured over the portfolio life cycle and this has been evident mainly in past ten months. The main idea of the ownership is seen in terms of the engagement of the executive staff that is seen to be taking of the ownership of the required business. Hence the existing staffs are known to take up the main owner ship of the business solutions and in turn ensure that the other staffs are paid effectively. Hence, the executive staff should take up the payroll system initiative for a forward strategy (Killien and Beauchamp 2016). Designers The designers should be able to suffice the needs of the various types of the payroll requirements for 130 manual systems and the double handling of the pay forms. The forward strategy for the designers should be based on providing an efficient payroll solution to the 200000 manual processes. This can be done by automating the system by the implementation of HRMIS. Contractors In the given case, the prime contractor of the services has been observed to be Corp Tech. The main roles and the responsibilities should be made clear in terms of the adjusting with the payroll system. The main conflict in the contractors role has been seen in terms of making them understand the requirements of the project related to the payroll system. The contractors may look forward to strategize their decisions based on the owners and the designers decision (Hayat 2014). Governance and decision-making Owner The owners of the project have been seen in terms of the application of different types of the corporate Governance techniques in order to resolve the conflicts among the employees. The main initiative mainly consists of the negotiation process such as structural, strategic, behavioral, concession and integrative approach. The main form of the decision making done by the owners has been seen in terms of application of the executive level decision making. These corporate government decision are regarded as the top most priority decisions taken by the executive staff of the company (Srensen and Nielsen 2014). Designers The designers role in terms of the Governance and decision-making should involve the necessary steps for making an effective decision making which will be able clearly define the role and responsibilities of the employees within an organization. This is evident in terms of the Queensland Health case study, which is known to face different types of the conflict related to aplli9crion efficient system (Nixon 2014). Contractors The main negotiation process of the contractors will take into consideration the different types of the factors related to the contractors will be able to identify the potential conflicts in relationships. This may include the components of contractors, which may have in terms of the corporate governance and decisions making in terms of the understanding and relating the different types of the corporate Government techniques into the system (Kim and Kim 2013). People and change Owner The main change related issues needs to be brought in terms of resolving the queries with the efficient query handling. The people and the change related issues need to be also brought by the resolution of the conflicts in relationships of the participants. The executives of the Queensland Health should be considered as the owner and the principal agent for bringing the necessary changes to motivate the staff. Designers The designers should be able to bring about the change issues by following an automated process to resolve the relevant issues in the organization. Contractors The contractors are identified as the principle agents to initiate the main motivation, which is itself intrinsic in nature within the organization (Kirp 2015). Funding Owner The owner of the project should be able to fund adequately the existing employees who are facing relevant issues with remuneration. The effective system should be able to apply in the system which should flow within the hierarchy (Englebrecht, Henry and Iyer 2015). Designers The designers of the project are mainly involved in the application of the relevant models to fund the project based on the automated system. Contractors The contractors are mainly involved in the internal motivation of the employees within the organization so that the employees are able to suffice the necessary requirements to fund the project cost and initiate the appropriate ideas to resolve the conflicts (Audit 2013). The Negotiation Interaction Process: Forward strategy for payroll system In structural approach to the theory of negotiation, the practitioners tend to define negotiations as the conflict scenarios between those employees who maintain incompatible goals during the development of the payroll system within the organization. The important contribution of the structural negotiation interaction process is the theory that power is the core determining factor in negotiations. By introducing this approach into the payroll system, the relative power of each party affects their ability for securing the individual goals with the help of negotiations. In this way, the possession of strength or human resources can be shared among everyone and an effective negotiation can be established. Governance and decision-making If negotiators are making the rational decisions to obtain specific goals, then the strategic approach of negotiation would be ideal. To make choices after evaluating the alternatives to know which option will give the maximum benefit for the organization is the strategic approach. There are many incentive structure that is comprises of a set of costs associated with different actions (Grosser 2013). It is important to use strategic approach to negotiate things where actions lead desired outcomes. Thus the negotiation position recommended should be the strategic approaches to negotiation. It is a systematic plan method where main emphasis is given to the use of strategic models for negotiation. People and Change Collective negotiation process will be maintained for those projects where maximum human interactions have been taken place. The bases of agreements or negotiations patterns must be varied with people. Thus human behavioral approaches need to be practices to get the desired results in this project. The approach of behavioral emphasizes the action of negotiators personality or characteristics which helps in negotiated agreements. The theme of the behavioral approach displays the physiological and investigational traditions which majorly involve with those negotiations between employers, nations and unions where individuals are involved. In this case, this behavioral approach to negotiation would be ideal. Furthermore, behavioral approach would be ideal for adopting changes. Here the pure conflicts can be incurred due to have the existence of competing interests among parties in absence of shared interest. This kind of situation can be handled by the following of behavioral approach at the time of negotiation and the experimental work can be taken place on the influence of the motivational orientations on the individual behavior in negotiations. Funding For this project, the integrative approach of negotiation position should be recommended because negotiation takes place between parties in the contract information are being shared between parties. This approach generally emphasizes problem solving, joint decision making, cooperation and gaining the mutual trust. It helps to gain the confidence of shareholders and thus, would be helpful for making the funding decisions among them. The Negotiation Methods: Forward strategy for payroll system The various types of the negotiation approaches process has been seen in terms of structural, strategic, behavioral, concession and integrative approach. These can be treated as a forward payroll system for Queensland Health Payroll program. Some basic features of the structural payroll program can be seen in terms of focus on means, positions and power. The different types of the basic features of strategic approach such as game theory, has been seen in terms of focus on the ends and rationality n the overall positioning. The assumptions include, win-lose, existence of the optimal solutions and providing traits. The forward strategy related to the concession exchange will be able to focus on the concession making behavior and positions. The assumptions may include the various types of the win-lose moves, which are learned by the reactive responses. The Integrative theory can include the assumptions related to focus on problem, solving and creating of value. It is a means of communic ating through win-win solutions. Governance and decision-making The negotiation process related to the governance and decision-making should take into consideration the engagement of the stakeholders at all levels (Netlipse.eu 2016). This will provide the organization with balance at all levels of the multiple stakeholders. It is also equally important to streamline decision rights of the stakeholders in RACI. This will be able to help Queensland Health Payroll program in knowing about the important personnel responsible for the decision making process. People and change By way of people settle their differences is the method of negotiation. Here the project needs to start their negotiation process by avoiding argument and dispute. In other words, the principles of fairness, seeking mutual benefits incorporating different viewpoints and maintaining the healthy relationship at the working place is require for getting the successful outcome of QH. However, the role negotiation technique needs to be revised and updated to adopt the changes. Interestingly, the term negotiation and collective bargaining is closely associated which represents the industrial relations. Under collective bargaining mechanism or tool, the employment relationship can be established and a good negotiation platform can be identified. It is obvious that collective bargaining negotiation process has recorded the collective interest since the negotiations are for the benefit of several employees. Here the negotiations need to involve the public interest such as where negotiations are on wages and have an impact on prices. Inclusion of public interest during the phase of negotiation is effective where negotiations have failed and work disruptions follows. Funding: The collective negotiation process is needed for sufficient funding for any project. According to Netlipse.eu (2016), getting a grant is the start of a whole process of accountability. Here the role of the negotiation lies of the procurement of the contract. Such contract which disclose the details need to be done by ensuring the success of the program for which QH is looking for funding. Outcomes: Forward strategy for payroll system The relevant concept related to the Forward strategy for payroll system has been shown with the outcome, which will be able to state on the relevant implementation of the Forward strategy for payroll system, Governance and decision-making, People and change related issues and the funding of the project. Governance and decision-making The relevant concept related to the Governance and decision-making the report will further able to suggest the appropriate strategy for owners, designers and contractors. The different types of the projects aspects will be able to shown the relevant concept of the project participants roles, responsibilities, and relationships in terms of corporate Governance and decision making. People and change The relevant concept related to the People and change in the report has been able to suggest an effective technique for the negotiating position and conflicts in relationships of the participants of this project. The latter part of the report has been able to highlight on the important information for negotiation interaction process. Funding The appropriate approach related to the funding has been stated in the latter part of the report which has also suggested about the effective use of different types of the negation method such as structural, strategic, behavioral, concession and integrative approach. References: Audit, P., 2013. Milton Keynes Council. Englebrecht, T.D., Henry, L.J. and Iyer, G.S., 2015. Payroll tax incidence on small businesses: An empirical investigation of shifting the payroll tax burden.Journal of Small Business Strategy,12(2), pp.82-98. Glass, R.L., 2013. The Queensland Health Payroll Debacle.Information Systems Management,30(1), pp.89-90. Grosser, M., 2013. Legal lessons from the Queensland health payroll report.Government News,33(5), p.20. Hayat, S.A., 2014. A survival strategy for small businesses: The need to adapt global HR practices.Global Journal of Human Resource Management,2(2), pp.13-24. Killien, M. and Beauchamp, N., 2016. Proposed amendments to the Faculty Code regarding conflict of interest. Action: Conduct final review of legislation to submit to the faculty for approval or rejection. b. Class A legislationSecond Consideration.[Exhibit A--attached] Faculty Council on Faculty Affairs Title: Proposed amendments to the Faculty Code regarding faculty salary policy.Agenda,2. Kim, J.S. and Kim, J.S., 2013. Implementation strategy of the integrated information management system: A case study. Kirp, D.L., 2015.Improbable scholars: The rebirth of a great American school system and a strategy for America's schools. Oxford University Press. Netlipse.eu. (2016). [online] Available at: https://netlipse.eu/media/85831/55344_booked_final-combined-sec.pdf [Accessed 20 Dec. 2016]. Nixon, B., 2014. Learning curve for centrelink in Isis overhaul.Government News,34(6), p.30. Srensen, C. and Nielsen, M., 2014, August. The Story of Navision and Navision Stat. InIFIP Conference on History of Nordic Computing(pp. 139-146). Springer International Publishing.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Death Of A Sales Man was a good on in that all the charters were not wearing masks. Well anywise Willy Loman was played by Dustin Hoffman and well he did a great job portraying his charter. And he did very well. The move well little slow to the start but after it introduced all the charts and the things starting falling in place then that is when everything came clear. But I really feel sorry for Willy but in the same persificted I am pissed off at him, but he is cheating in his wife and well in my mind I dont think that is a good idea. But his sons take most of the flak cus he makes them out to something they are not. See in my mind Willy is a dreamer and well he wishes that he and his family could always live the good live but in fact they cant. He lives in the burbs and well he is also in a dead end job, that will never take him or his family any where. His family consisted of his loving wife Linda, she was the back bone of the family she kept everything in live and going in the right direction for Willy and his sons. Then there was Happy, he was the player and tycoon and always looking for recognition from his father, but never really got it. Because there was Biff his pride and joy he thought the world revolved around him. Then there was Charlie Willy only true friend ever thought they would fight on a regular basic that still were friend and Charlie ever help Willy out with a little side cash just to keep things running at home. But still Willy is always in a dream state it is like he is taking drugs and seeing theses thins and imagining them. He should have tried to get some help but he was to staborn. In to I see so many of my own friend day dreaming cus well, dreaming is good because I you think about and Theater
Friday, March 6, 2020
Business layout for manufacturing organizations Layout is important to a number of manufacturing organizations as every business yearns to reduce duration in the flow of materials and staff. Layout decisions are critical to management as it dictates production environment, capacity, material handling and information flow within the organization. Some of the layout methods include; fixed position, office, retail, process oriented, warehouse and product oriented layout. To reach optimality within organizations, it is important to have proper communications within the facility.Advertising We will write a custom essay sample on Business layout for manufacturing organizations specifically for you for only $16.05 $11/page Learn More Wheeled coach ambulance applies a combination of assembly line and work layout supported by skilled personnel and tools. The assembly begins with the identification of the clients and every relevant department ensures that the vehicle is given work orders in time. The aluminum manuf acturing department ensures that it avails the necessary materials within five days, and subsequently passes it to paint department which takes approximately three days. During this time the upholstery department begins stitching process as the Plexiglas department makes the interior cabinet, doors and metal frames. The carpentry department prepares the timber and the countertop material besides building the cabinet that goes into the vehicle. The electrical department assembles the wire harness with the connection of medical, electrical and ventilators. After all the installation is done in a sequential manner, a thorough check follows to ensure that the right product is presented to the client. As Palmer hospital was approaching almost 90,000 deliverables per year, there was a need for expansion of the premises to accommodate their clients and minimizing the distances covered by the staff. The management therefore designed a radical work cell that organizes people into small group ings to ensure that effort is concentrated. The designed pod which incorporates strong patient centered service gate has computerized systems and elevators used in service delivery. Though it was perceived as a radical project and staffs were skeptical about it, they later appreciated the efficiency it brought. Aero maintenance is small aircraft Maintenance Company in Wichita. The company uses layout method which entails, summing up all the trips between the departments. Aero maintenance has 8 departments which include; entrance, receiving, parts, metallurgy, break down, assembly, inspection and test. It also has 8 work areas with each department assigned to each work area, characterized by high materials flow.Advertising Looking for essay on business economics? Let's see if we can help you! Get your first paper with 15% OFF Learn More There is a great need to minimize the material flow in all these departments and get an optimum flow. To achieve optimality, the company can establish aero current layout flow, and then compute the material movement using the flow within the departments. The aero flow distance can be reduced by switching departments without interfering with quality which will give a better solution to the company. People working in assembly line includes; those making athletic shoes in China, hamburgers in New York city and those making Boeing Aircraft planes in Seattle. When producing any product it is necessary to recognize time constraints before balancing. The solution adopted here involves dividing the overall time taken with the duration required to complete production so as to get the required number of work stations. This should be done without violating the work relationships. The solution proposes that all the designed stations must be situated in such a way that they categorically follow another. The method ensures efficiency which is obtained by dividing total task time by the number of work stations multipli ed by the largest time taken during production.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
An Episode of Learning and Teaching as a Mental Health Nurse - Essay Example In addition it focuses on external influences capable of promoting behavior change rather than thoughts and feelings. Learning occurs by means of operant conditioning in which motivation to change behavior or learn incorporates the use of reinforcement or rewards. The probability of a behavior reoccurring would become likely when followed by reinforcement. For instance, behavioral skills for helping children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders may include hygiene tasks, completion of homework tasks and taking turns when talking. For each successfully completed task, a child would be given a sticker. Hence, a child receives a reward upon attaining a stated number of stickers (Videbeck 2010, pp. 53-54; Norman 2004, pp. 8-10). In mental health education, behaviorism enables nurses to teach service users new coping skills in relation to symptoms of mental health problems. Through behaviorism theory, nurses recognize that intervention measures facilitate changes in observed beh avior, feelings and thoughts. Changing deep-rooted habits encompass assisting service users to identify their motivating factors as well as how a new habit or lifestyle could be made permanent. Similarly, distressed persons could systematically become desensitized to help them overcome irrational anxiety and fears relating to phobia. For instance, the user would be asked to list from the slightest to the most provoking of all situations involving the phobia causing object. The service user then learns and puts into practices relaxation skills to help him reduce and manage anxiety. The user would then be exposed to more anxiety causing objects or situations until he becomes able to manage the most provoking situation (Jones et al. 2012,... This essay approves that a variety of effective psychological strategies ought to be availed for service users who may want to attempt them in their recovery process. Furthermore, exercise needs to be prescribed in mental health learning experiences. Also worth noting would be that mental health problems exist alongside other health problems. Taking this into account, treatment and care should be provided on an individual service user basis while incorporating the individualÃ¢â¬â¢s cultural, social and socio-economic preferences, lifestyle and background. Innovative projects would enhance complementary treatment and care related skills through social services appropriate for mental health patients. This report makes a conclusion that mental health problems affect both children and adults. Considerable progresses have become achieved in the use of humanistic approaches to the recovery process in the recent past. This paper provided a report on the teaching and learning episode relating to mental health education involving nurses, service users, observers and an assessor. The teaching experiences focused on providing mental health education to mental health patients in enabling them develop physical well-being and a holistic recovery process. In this regard, an analysis of the practical application of learning theories as well as learning styles related to their applicability to the teaching and learning practice. These theories help both nurses and service users to identify their own learning needs and those of others along with meeting differing learning needs with regards to different learning styles as advocated by Honey and Mumford.