Former top Hong Kong official sentenced to 20 months in prison

Hong Kong (CNN)Hong Kong’s former leader has been jailed for 20 months, becoming the city’s highest-ranking official to be put behind bars.

Donald Tsang, who was Chief Executive from 2005 to 2012, was jailed by the High Court for 20 months after he was found guilty by a jury of misconduct in public office, according to broadcaster RTHK.
The charges stem from a luxury penthouse in Shenzhen, across the Chinese border, that the 72-year-old former leader intended to use as a retirement home.
According to RTHK, Justice Andrew Chan told the court the seriousness of the case was due to Tsang’s high position and the “breach of trust was an important and significant aspect in his criminality.”
The sentencing comes after around 40 high profile Hong Kongers wrote letters in support of Tsang and calling for leniency, including the two frontrunners to be the city’s next Chief Executive.
Tsang also faces a potential retrial in September, after the jury failed to reach a verdict on a separate charge of bribery.
Carrie Lam, candidate to be Hong Kong's next leader, arrives in court last week to testify for Donald Tsang's defense.

Homeland Security unveils sweeping plan to deport undocumented immigrants


The Department of Homeland Security has begun rolling out President Donald Trump’s plans for a wider crackdown on people coming into the United States illegally. Here they are. USA TODAY NETWORK

The Department of Homeland Security issued a sweeping set of orders Tuesday that implement President Trump’s plan to increase immigration enforcement, placing the vast majority of the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation.

The memos instruct all agents — including Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) — to identify, capture and quickly deport every undocumented immigrant they encounter.

The memos require undocumented immigrants caught entering the country to be placed in detention until their cases are resolved, increase the ability of local police to help in immigration enforcement, call for the hiring of 10,000 more immigration agents and allow planning to begin on an expansion of the border wall between the United States and Mexico.

The memos make undocumented immigrants who have been convicted of a crime the highest priority for enforcement operations. But they make clear that ICE agents should also arrest and initiate deportation proceedings against any other undocumented immigrant they encounter.

Ketchum City Council.

Decide the sequence of crashing decisions you would make to compress the project most cost effectively and calculate the total cost (remember to include the penalty incurred for weeks past the end of September and to consider the bonus). Formulate a plan for presenting the options to the Ketchum City Council.

How is Technology Changing the Face of Business Today

How is Technology Changing the Face of Business Today?
The traditional retail model has focused on finding high-margin, high-volume products or services because limited space means reduced space inventory. For example, organizations such as Walmart select the biggest hits from the broadest genres, called the “short head.” The short head means Walmart will only carry a select mix of country, pop, and rock that is calculated to provide the greatest cost/benefit. The business model of Amazon is different. Amazon provides the short head but also provides the “long tail” of more than 100,000 different audio selections. The competition for customers between the Walmart and Amazon marketplace is profoundly changing the face of retail business today.
Using the assigned reading and the Argosy University online library resources, find at least three scholarly articles that address similar current trends related to e-business and how e-business is changing the face of businesses today.
Using your company or a real-world example from your research, respond to the following:
Describe how technology is changing the face of businesses today.
Describe the most critical business processes that utilize information systems in your selected company.
Explain how IT makes the company’s business processes faster, cheaper, more accurate, and customer-savvy than that of competitors.
Cite at least three sources found in your online library research.
Give reasons and examples from your research to support your responses.
Write 3–5-page paper in Word format. Be sure to use and cite the module readings. Apply APA standards to citation of sources

challenges associated with fast tracking and provide examples based on your own experience

Develop a three to five (3–5) page paper that addresses the following:

Illustrate two (2) advantages and two (2) challenges associated with fast tracking and provide examples based on your own experience (not examples from the text).
Discuss both what it means and possible causes for a project with a CPI of 1.2 and an SPI of 0.8 (include hypothetical figures for PV, AC, and EV in your discussion).
Discuss the benefit of effective project closure using examples to support your answer.
Recommend two (2) best practices concerning project closure that would apply to almost any project.

demonstrate your understanding of the American Disabilities Act and Section 504

demonstrate your understanding of the American Disabilities Act and Section 504. Address the following in your post:

barriers to rational analysis of disruption in the project.

“Seven Barriers.” There are seven (7) barriers to rational analysis of disruption in the project.

What are the seven (7) barriers and why do they tend to occur in major projects?
Week 10 Discussion 2
Overall Rating:
“Project Productivity Loss.” There are ten (10) top causes of project productivity loss.

The following are the ten (10) most prevalent causes for loss of project productivity. Which occur most frequently in your organization? Why?

Changing work sequence

Skill dilution

Supervision dilution

Overtime/second shift



Late/changing engineering



Schedule pressure
Week 10 Discussion 1
Overall Rating:
“Temperament and Project Management.” Please respond to the following:
Consider your results from the “Keirsey Temperament Sorter II.” What is your type?
Evaluate your personal orientation and identify which parts will be helpful to you in managing projects.
Identify which parts of your personal orientation will present a challenge to you when managing projects.

Essential Skills for a Project Manager

“Essential Skills for a Project Manager.” Please respond to the following: Choose a famous leader in history (for example, Winston Churchill, George Washington, Joan of Arc, Martin Luther King, Chairman Mao). Identify the projects this person led. Identify the attributes and skills they brought to their project management roles. Evaluate those attributes and skills.

Bond Risk Management

“Bond Risk Management” Given the Federal Reserve Board’s current and forward-looking position on interest rates, predict the level of risk associated with investing in bonds and recommend a portfolio percentage for investment in bonds for a financial institution. Provide support for your recommendation. Assess how an increase in the interest rate would change your recommendation provided above. Indicate the basis for your rationale.

Discuss the history that led to the creation of suburbs and then to suburban sprawl.

Discuss the history that led to the creation of suburbs and then to suburban sprawl. Characterize the governing issues that arose based on urban sprawl, and discuss a solution that you believe is the most effective and efficient answer to the issues that surround governing metropolitan areas. Support your answer with specific examples. Your essay should be at least 500 words in length and include an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.