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Transcript: Process improvement to higher porfit --- Cost control over Room department of The Portman Ritz-Calton Shanghai Research sub- questions Srar hotels revenue GDP growth rate Wei. Y., & Z.Z (2015). News China. High-star hotel assets are facing difficulties. Retrived March, 21, 2015, from What is the standard operating procedures regarding housekeeping in hospitality industry? What processes improvement techniques necessary to run a room department in a cost-efficient way? What is the relation between the process improvement through cost-efficiency and the improvement of the profit of a hotel? Management Question Wei. Y., & Z.Z (2015). News China. High-star hotel assets are facing difficulties. Retrived March, 21, 2015, from To what extend the housekeeping department of Portman Ritz-Calton Shanghai runs in a cost-efficient way under the current operating procedures. How to make a standard operating procedure regarding housekeeping through creating process improvement techniques in order to help the housekeeping department of Portman Ritz-Calton Shanghai run in a cost-efficient way? Wei. Y., & Z.Z (2015). News China. High-star hotel assets are facing difficulties. Retrived March, 21, 2015, from George.S & Keimerskirch. A.(1994) Total quality management.: Strategies and Techniques proven on todays most successful companies. New York, Wiley Example of comparison table of the financial statement 2014 Chinese hotel industry performance Qualitative research Interviews Interviewees (One hundred million yuan) Portman Ritz-Calton Shanghai 5-star luxury hotel 610 rooms in total Luxurious amenities Wei. Y., & Z.Z (2015). News China. High-star hotel assets are facing difficulties. Retrived March, 21, 2015, from GDP growth rate Client Background Research central question Star-hotels revenue growth rate Thesis proposal defense Thanks for you attention! Research Part (One hundred million yuan) Star-hotesl revenue growth rate Professional ARIEL system(n.d.) Water and energy saving. Pgprof. Retrived March, 21, 2015, from -Casado,M.A.(2000). Housekeeping management. New York,USA: . JohnWiley&Sons,Inc. - Martin, R.J. (1998). Professional management of housekeeping operations . New York, USA: . JohnWiley&Sons, Inc. - Andrews, S. (2007). Text book of hotel housekeeping management & operations. New Delhi, India:Tata McGraw-HillPublishingCompany Ltd.

Thesis Proposal Defense

Transcript: Jasmine Hermans What role does communication play in the legalization of Cannabis in Canada? The Introduction The question this thesis aims to answer is: What role does communications have in the legalization of cannabis in Canada? This thesis will be an examination of the public relations (PR) and public affairs role in the legalization process. It will also explore how the government uses PR to raise awareness about laws to do with cannabis. Why Research Importance Research into the communication of legal cannabis is important because the legalization of recreational cannabis is new not only for Canada, but for the modernized world. How this new law is communicated should be studied. Secondary Questions Secondary Questions 1. How has the government used communication to express the legalization of recreational cannabis so far? 2. How has awareness been raised for the laws surrounding cannabis? 3. What steps have other countries taken in legalizing either recreational or medicinal cannabis? PR Relevance PR Relevance This research is related to public relations because with the development of public health campaigns by the government as well as the development of cannabis producers and distributors, PR will play a large role in how to address the public. It is important to note what has been done so far in terms of communication so that the role of PR can be clearly defined in the cannabis sector. The Background Background The legalization of recreational cannabis came into effect on October 17, 2018 in Canada after months of deliberation on what came to be Bill C-45 (Scotti, 2018). The legalization of the previously illicit substance has stirred controversy and raised more questions than answers. Problem Problem Communication must be clear during times of such large-scale policy change. The public needs to be aware of what is allowed and what is not, as well as their rights and abilities to buy, use and sell cannabis. My Goal Goal This thesis will aim to explore the role that communication has in the legalization of cannabis in Canada, specifically studying the campaigns that have run/are currently running to inform the public. It will examine the strategies and tactics used to communicate the legalization of cannabis, and hypothesize what role communications and PR will continue to play as the legalization ages. Government Recommendations The Current Research Health Canada (2018) advises: • Provide Canadians with the information they need to understand the regulated system • Provide Canadians with the facts about cannabis and its effects • Provide specific information and guidance to the different groups involved in the regulated cannabis market • Engage with Indigenous communities and Elders to develop targeted and culturally appropriate communications • Ensure that Canada shares its lessons and experience with the international community What is being done What is the Government of Canada doing? A large portion of government communication has been dedicated to public education on the risks of cannabis use, especially for young people. In fact, “the federal government has adopted a harm reduction approach to its education around cannabis. That means instead of warning the public not to consume it, the messages point out that there are circumstances where it should be avoided,” (The Canadian Press, 2018, para. 4). They plan to spend $100 million over the next six years to do so (The Canadian Press, 2018, para. 6). Health Canada (2018) advises: • Apply comprehensive restrictions to the advertising and promotion of cannabis and related merchandise by any means, including sponsorship, endorsements and branding, similar to the restrictions on promotion of tobacco products • Allow limited promotion in areas accessible by adults, similar to those restrictions under the Tobacco Act • Require plain packaging for cannabis products that allows the following information on packages: company name, strain name, price, amounts of THC and CBD and warnings and other labelling requirements • Impose strict sanctions on false or misleading promotion as well as promotion that encourages excessive consumption, where it is allowed Marketing & Branding Guidelines The primary research methodology that will be used to address the research question is interviews, potentially with government officials and industry experts. These interviews will help to gain an in-depth analysis of the process behind the communication plans and campaigns. Research Method The main limitation to the methodology being proposed is that the subjects being interviewed may not have time, or may refuse to participate. Limitations Why research cannabis communication? The Why This topic is of interest to me because I think that the change in policy on recreational cannabis is a positive one. It is a step forward in justice for people who have been unfairly incarcerated due to cannabis possession. It will also hopefully release the stigma for those who use the

Thesis proposal defense

Transcript: This study will draw data from the collected work of Liao Songs. Above turn-pairs level: Sequence and Joint A pre-survey of text distribution in 3 major Zhuang media sources: newspapers, magazines, textbooks Step 1: to divide the text into units; Step 2: to identify text spans and relations. Methodology Translation: Peng,2013; Zhang 2013; Zhou 2012 Semantic metaphor: Lu, 2013; Zhou, 2011a & 2011b Writing system: Wei,2010 The sample text sp4: nucleus Speech functions in male turns sp1:nucleus N-N relations: 1) Another language of communication of Zhuang people. (Qin, 2005) (based on the statistics of WANFANG DATA) 1. How are the texts of Zhuang dialogue folk songs organized? Data selection 5. Liao Songs of Pingguo Zhuang (Luo & Tan, 2008) Two criteria for text selection Luo and Tan's (2008) work consists of 5 volumes, each volume is concerned with a particular social theme. Each volume consists of different number of chapters, and each chapter consists of different number of lines. To scope and valid the data, purposely select one chapter from each volume for analysis. 1. Content-based criterion: the content of each selected chapter must be related to the social theme of the volume which selected from as much as possible. Yunnan Analyzing tools Linguistic studies, especially discourse studies, on Zhuang folk songs are still limited. Cultural value of Zhuang folk songs Mechanisms of RST sp3: nucleus 3. The ancient collection of Zhuang folk songs: Liao Songs (Huang, 1993) Guangxi Liao Songs is a Zhuang dialogue folk songs collection, which was created since Qin Dynasty (221-206 AD), and widely spread among the Zhuang speaker communities. Thus, it is considered as the representative work of Zhuang folk songs. (Liang, 2008; Qin, 2005) Research questions (Mann & Thompson, 1988; Mann et al, 1992) Hunan Outline of the presentation Yushan Lu 5536725 LCLG/M RILCA, Mahidol University Data collection Data analysis 1 Applies and examines both of Rhetorical Structure Theory and Speech Function model to a minority language (i.e. Zhuang) and a text type that has not been explored (i.e. dialogue folk songs). Stage 2: Functional analysis (Speech function analysis) 2. To interpret the interaction between singers in Zhuang dialogue folk songs. Evidence Justify Antithesis Concession Circumstance Solutionhood Elaboration Background Enablement Motivation Purpose Condition Otherwise Interpretation Evaluation Restatement Summary Volitional cause/result Non-volitional cause/result 2. How do the singers interact each other in Zhuang dialogue folk songs ? 2 In turn-pairs level: Addition, Restatement, Solutionhood Data preparation A Discourse Analysis of Zhuang Dialogue Folk Songs 2. For Zhuang linguistic studies: 1) How a singer or a group of singers initiate a singing turn? 2) How the other singer or the other group of singers respond to the former singer(s)? Approaches on discourse structure 6 (nucleus & satellite, nucleus & nucleus ) 1) the largest minority ethnic group in China; 2) numbering over 16 million people; 3) most reside in southern China. Stage 1: Structural analysis (RST analysis) Step 1: to divide the text into moves; Step 2: to identify speech function of each move. Widely distribution of Zhuang folk songs Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST) 7 sp2: satellite May be an inspiration for more discourse studies on Zhuang in the future. Eggins & Slade's (1997) speech function model Guangdong 3) An Intangible Cultural Heritage in China. (The State Council of China, 2008) An up-trend of the studies on Zhuang folk songs The Zhuang folk songs festival Halliday's speech function model 1. Background & Rationale 2. Objectives & Questions 3. Expected benefits 4. Previous studies 5. Research framework 6. Research design: Methodology Relations found in the analysis of sample text 5 Expected benefits Research objectives An example of data analysis 3 2. The intra-turn structure To explore two major discourse features of Zhuang dialogue folk songs: UAM Corpus Tool (v. 2.8.12) (for speech function analysis) Results: -Total 240 texts are collected from the 3 major Zhuang media sources; -Different media favor different text types; -Folk songs is the only text type that shared by all the 3 media. 1. For Zhuang folk songs studies: A singing turn always consists of 4 lines; The 1st -2nd lines provide the background information for the 3rd- 4th lines. The 3rd-4th lines consist of the main contents of the singing turn. 1) Refer to the songs and ballas sung by Zhuang people in Zhuang language, the history of which can be traced back to the worship ceremonies in Zhuang primitive society thousands of years ago. 2) Most of Zhuang folk songs are created in dialogic mode. (Feng, 2007; Qian, 2008) (source: WANFANG DATA) Analysis: Structural analysis (RST) Functional analysis (Speech function model) May help the readers or listeners of Zhuang dialogue folk songs to better understand the songs at discourse level. Relations: relationships between text

Thesis Proposal Defense Presentation

Transcript: Lauren Klinger Thesis Proposal Defense Monday, January 24, 2011 Question: Why do organizations use videos and images like this? Because they stick with people? Because they will cut through the clutter of other ads? Because they will get people talking? Because they will cause changes in behavior? Purpose To examine the role of emotionality in persuasion from an interdisciplinary perspective. To allow additional theorizing about the role of goal compatibility and emotions in theories used in strategic communications. Theoretical Framework ELABORATION LIKELIHOOD MODEL (ELM) Central vs. Peripheral Processing COGNITIVE FUNCTIONAL MODEL (CFM) Five Discrete Emotions Approach Tendency Anger Activism Model "Anger only facilitates attitudes, intenions, and message processing when the message is processed by a favorable audience" SITUATIONAL THEORY of PUBLICS (STP) "People seldom seek information about situations that do not involve them. Yet, they will randomly process information about low-involvement situations, especially if they also recognize the situatiion as problematic" Goal Compatibility Model & Hypotheses Message Effects of Graphic Images H1: Goal compatibility influences intensity of emotion. H2: Intensity of emotion influences continued processing over time. H3: Goal compatibility influences continued processing over time through the intermediary of emotion. H4: Intensity of emotion influences willingness to communicate. H5: Goal compatibility influences willingness to communicate. H6: Intensity of emotion influences attitude toward the organization. H7: Goal compatibility influences behavioral intention. H8: Intensity of emotion influences behavioral intention. Experimental Design Participants: Mass Comm and Society Students All participants will see "Why I Don't Eat Chicken" Participants will complete a questionnaire, view the video, and organizational goal statement, and then complete another questionnaire. After two weeks, they will complete a third questionnaire without re-watching the video. Message Effects of Graphic Images Nightmare on Street Anger Sadness Guilt Behavioral Intention (Turner, Bessarabova, Hambleton, Sipek, Weiss, & Long, 2006, p. 5). Attitude Towards the Organization Goal Compatibility Fear Avoidance Tendency Grunig (1989) Intensity of Emotion Involvement Problem Recognition Constraint Recognition (Mitchell, 2001) Continued Processing Over Time Disgust Nabi (1999) Grunig, 1997, p. 15). Willingness to communicate

Thesis Proposal Defense

Transcript: How can computer vision be used to improve interactions between the visually impaired and sighted individuals? Questions? Image Databases Needs Existing Systems Algorithms Typical applications Face recognition Expression Recognition Literature Review The Visually Impaired Completed Research Mr. Jim Miller Dr. Yaser Yacoob Timeline Spring 2012 Continue Revising Present Thesis Computer Vision Institutional Review Board Cane-Mount Concept OpenCV Algorithms - Face Recognition - Expressions Demonstrations... Expressions Brainstorming Meeting with Experts Evaluation - Internal: Feasibility Analysis - External: Interviews & Surveys A Portable Device For Improving Social Interactions of the Visually Impaired Product Development Summary Algorithm Hardware Troubleshooting User Evaluation Team F.A.C.E. Design Idea Generation Testing What Makes us unique? Research & Product Development Realtime Feedback Expression Recognition A device compatible with other assistive technologies Fall 2011 Finalize Prototype Write Thesis Subject Testing Collected Data Acknowledgements Prototyping Brief Outline Mentors Experts National Foundation for the Blind Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind Gemstone Honors Program Fall 2010 Interviews & Surveys Algorithm Implementation Initial Prototyping Feedback Spring 2011 Prototype testing Subject Testing Revise Designs Will such a device change the way the blind interact? Interviews with the visually impaired - Ideas - Feedback - Suggestions Surveys with the sighted - Perceptions Background Research Methodology Preliminary Research Future Outlook Verbal vs. Nonverbal Conversation - 68% Nonverbal! Social Complications Facial Analysis for Communicating Expressions Dr. Rama Chellappa Dr. Cha-Min Tang

Thesis Proposal Defense

Transcript: species of Rubiaceae found in Mt. Palemlem, Adams, Ilocos Norte photo documentation , identification, herbarium of Rubiaceae molecular study if an interesting species is found Camacho, Princess D. Delmendo, Michael D. Garcia, Ma. Gianina L. Valdeleon, Kristine A. * Significance of the Study contribution to the biodiversity database of the province and to the lists of species identified in the country give support to future taxonomic revisions from the continued studies in the Rubiaceae family. Main Objective: to determine the biodiversity of Rubiaceae in Mt. Palemlem, Adams, Ilocos Norte Specific Objectives: collect and identify the species of Rubiaceae in the area collection of data to calculate the species evenness and richness conduct molecular studies if an interesting Rubiaceae species is found Rubiaceae in the Philippines 80 genera, 550 species 15 genera with endemic species Villaria, Sulitia, Greeniopsis and Antherostele * Statement of the Problem What are the other different species of Rubiaceae found in Mt. Palemlem, Adams, Ilocos Norte? Mt. Palemlem, Adams, Ilocos Norte 1,294 meters above sea level 2nd highest mountain in Ilocos Norte Ixora, Lasianthus, Mussaenda, Psychotria and Wendlandia Methodology Objectives of the Study Biodiversity of Rubiaceae in Mt. Palemlem, Adams, Ilocos Norte Scope and Limitations Budget Allocation * Background of the Study Rubiaceae 4th largest flowering group in the world (13,000 species with 659 genera) Coffee, madder, bedstraw family used in the production of coffee Gantt Chart Introduction

MSc Thesis Proposal Defense

Transcript: Rethinking Institutional Water Reform Initiatives in the Philippines (an MSc Thesis Proposal Presentation) Jeremy John G. Borlongan 12 October 2020 Rethinking Institutional Water Reform Initiatives in the Philippines (an MSc Thesis Proposal Presentation) Jeremy John G. Borlongan 12 October 2020 Introduction and Background UN SDGs WSS Service Provision Organizations Oversight/Planning Agencies Regulatory Agencies Implementing Institutions Laws/Policies Research Focus “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” – Winston Churchill “Study the past if you would define the future.” – Confucius Research Objectives This research study aims to understand and analyse the historical and institutional context within the Philippine WSS sector and how they have shaped the current arrangements for WSS services in the country. It intends to develop empirical insights on the evolution and shifts of the Philippine’s WSS services sector, assess the appropriateness of proposed institutional water reform initiatives (i.e., the creation of a water resources “apex body”) in addressing WSS services sector-specific challenges, and to identify and examine the extent to which such institutional reform responds to said challenges. RESEARCH QUESTIONS What are the historical factors that helped determine and contributed to the evolution of the WSS services sector in the Philippines? Main Research Question What are the contemporary relationships between and among the WSS services institutions, and what will such relationships look like if proposed reforms are realised? SPECIFIC QUESTIONS Which ministries/agencies and entities have a role in the actual WSS planning, financing, implementing, regulating, provision, and management in the Philippines, and what are the extent of their roles? Specific Research Questions What are the written laws/mandates/policies and actual practices of the Philippine government's WSS agencies? What are the drivers behind proposals for reforms in the WSS sector in the Philippines? To what extent could creating a water resources "apex body" address WSS problems? Frameworks for Analysis Landscapes Regimes Multi-Level Perspective Framework (MLP) Niches Management and Transition Framework (MTF) Objects Processes Attributes Elements Relations Linkages Activities Static Dynamic Research Design 4. Peer review articles from Science Direct, etc. based on key-words and selective focusing. RESEARCH METHODS 1. Semi-structured interviews with agency representatives (bureaucrats), and other concerned stakeholders (i.e., private water service providers, members of the academic environment, non-government organizations, direct users, development partners, etc.). 2. Extensive desk review of written laws/mandates for each government agency in the Philippines; 3. Comparative analysis of available documentation, water governance literature, governance frameworks, and "best practices"; Data Sources Research Design Data Acquisition Data Processing & Analysis Results & Discussion Conclusion Gantt Chart

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