Discussion: Current Assets
Using the Annual Report of your selected company answer the following questions in the Discussion:
•What is the name of the outside auditing firm for your company?
•How long after the company’s year-end did the auditor’s issue their opinion?
•Who bears primary responsibility for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting? How can you tell?
•Does it appear the company has adequate internal control procedures? How can you tell?
•By how much did the company’s cash balance change from the beginning of the year to the end of the year?
•What type of instruments does the company consider to be cash equivalent?
•Calculate the cash ratio. How does this ratio compare with the industry?
•What is the balance of accounts receivables for the company?
•Compute the acid-test ratio. If the current liabilities came due immediately, could the company pay them?
•Compute the accounts receivable turnover at year end.
•Compute days sales in receivables at year end.
•Based on the acid-test ratio, accounts receivable turnover, and days sales in receivables, how does the company compare to the industry?
Post the name of your selected company and the link to the statement with your discussion post. You may use a service such as Yahoo Finance to help research industry averages. The notes to the financial statements will also be of use in answering the discussion questions. For many of the ratios in the discussion, you will need 2-3 years’ worth of financial data.
Read the posts of your classmates on their chosen companies, review the applicable Income Statements, and reply to at least two of your peers.
Sex REPRESENTATION IN COMMERCIALS Envision a business where a half stripped man is conveying a brew jug to a lady while pouring everything over himself; Imagine a business where a cherishing spouse cooks supper while his better half is viewing the TV on the couch. Simply envision. Something does not appear to be correct? That is on the grounds that society is utilized to specific sorts of plugs; ones where ladies are assuming the household part and men are solid, required individuals. In this article I will clarify how unique sexual orientations are being spoken to in the TV notices and why ‘life’ from advertisements isn’t a comment up to. All through the exposition these focuses will be appeared by ‘dismantling’ advertisements that have been on our TVs and we didn’t focus on the points of interest and signs that were before us the entire time. Initially, I might want to begin from youngsters’ ads on the grounds that the parts that young ladies and young men are playing are fundamentally the same as the ones that people have in different ads. In one of the Fisher-price.com[i] promotions for a doll house, we can see two young ladies playing with a portion of the dolls and they are as of now setting the ‘father’ at the table taking a seat while the ‘mother’ cooks and gets ready everything, while dealing with the ‘children’. Then again, in a Tonka toy[ii] business we can see two young men playing with the Tonka toys and they are being depicted as extremely basic, not wise individuals as their vocabulary is constrained to ”This instrument tenets!” and ”Yea”. In both of these plugs we can plainly observe that our youngsters are being thought from an exceptionally youthful age who has which part in the family and this general public. Young ladies are there to serve the folks and folks are there to give a hand to the vulnerable young ladies. Furthermore, we can take a gander at advertisements where the principle characters are played by high school young ladies and folks. In Bissell commercial[iii] for a vacuum cleaner, we can see a family where the mother and her little girl are exceptionally amped up for cleaning and the kid in the family offers to get the vacuum for them, however the young lady discloses to him that there is no need in light of the fact that the vacuum cleaner isn’t even substantial. Cleaning is being appeared as something fun and simple, and by this general public pushes young ladies into family life from youthful age. When we investigate youngster guys, Ax ad[iv], a few people would state that it is only an amusing business, yet others could be exceptionally outraged by it. There is a requirement for the sexual want of the gathering of people, female and male, since ladies are wearing exceptionally uncovering dress and are being appeared as sexual protests and will do anything for the consideration and acknowledgment of men. The person in the business is likewise being appeared as simply some sort of a sexual protest since he is half exposed and ladies are all finished him-generalizations of manliness. Lastly, how about we investigate how grown-up females and guys are being spoken to in ads. In Dyson Vacuum cleaner[v] advertisement initially we see a lady in a swimsuit posturing for a photograph in some sort of a photograph shoot. The picture taker is a man, and the staff that conveys beverages to the workers are young ladies. In the following minute we see that a vacuum cleaner is associated with the models back and when the person who is holding the vacuum cleaner kills it, the model ends up overweight and considerably more surprising. She doesn’t look furious about this reality by any stretch of the imagination, in addition she is absolutely fine with it and even strolls of the set grinning. This business is extremely downsizing towards ladies and is difficult to take a gander at and giggle from a ladies’ viewpoint. For the male grown-ups, I have picked the Milwaukees BEST LIGHT[vi] advertisements since every one of them are sending a similar message. Men who are indicating fondness towards their accomplices don’t should live is the most straightforward method for putting what this business needs to appear. On the off chance that there is any indication of minding and adoring side in a man, they are not manly; all men need to carry on in an extreme person house, and if not they get ridiculed and put down. These ads demonstrate to us how society has acknowledged certain parts in life as ordinary, where ladies are depicted as subordinate to men. This can be associated with Marxism, where the low class part have ladies and men are the bourgeoisie. Gramsci clarifies that the procedure by which a power relationship is acknowledged, assented to and seen as characteristic or as ‘presence of mind’ exists-Hegemony. It is ‘ordinary’ that a lady is cleaning, washing, dealing with kids, cooking and serving her accomplice. It is ‘ordinary’ that a man is working, conveying the cash to the house, settling things, sitting tight to everything to come to him, not minding. Plugs are a piece of the media and many individuals accuse the media for everything that the general public is doing and considering. Levin and Kilbourne assert that overwhelming presentation to media changes the watchers impression of social reality in a way that matches the media world, and they are by all account not the only ones. A considerable measure of extremely compelling individuals share their sentiment, as Germaine Greer, an Australian scholar and scholastic, who trusts that the media maintains a perfect picture of excellence in its portrayal a picture that the ladies are made to be frantic to fit in with. The accentuation on magnificence/’hotness’ and ladies in the media has implied that ladies presently trust that in the event that they don’t fit in with this-in the event that they are not wonderful they are not effective and are pointless. Not just ladies are the ones who are endeavoring to fit into this photo that has been forced on us, as indicated by the exploration done by scholastics a great deal of men feel a similar way. There is a ton of spotlight on ripped and exceptionally fit male bodies and it is causing men a similar tension and individual frailty that ladies have felt for quite a long time. At first I approached this subject from a women’s activist side, yet essentially on the grounds that it was very clear that men are the one in charge and the ladies were spoken to as inactive objects of the male look (Mulvey 1975). College of North Texas educator Steve Craig said that ladies have a tendency to be spoken to as prizes for men who pick the correct item; these plugs are stories of lively capers from home and family. Later on, as I was experiencing considerably more material, for example, Kraft dressing[vii] and Diet Coke[viii] advertisements, I understood that various promotions have spoken to men as articles for the female look. Ladies watchers are not uninvolved but rather dynamic and connect fundamentally with these sorts of media messages by choosing writings that have significance for them. Despite the fact that we do accuse the media for these inconveniences, Gammon and Marshment stretch the significance of the gathering of people’s part in the development of importance in media writings and accentuation the scope of understandings that any content offers. Despite the fact that nowadays there are a great deal of plugs that are speaking to people in an unexpected way, one sort of business has never been made with a female as the client and the men as the ‘goad’- lager advertisements. Consequently I have chosen to focus on lager advertisements and how they influence ladies and men all over. As indicated by Susan Bordo, a scholarly, men in brew promotions are continually being depicted as virile, thin, solid and intense, while the ladies are anxious for male fellowship, feeble, helpless. Men and brew have gone together for a long time. Brew is made by men in industrial facilities possessed by men, sold to men, and devoured by men. I have completed an exploration with a specific end goal to check whether my doubts are for sure right. In the wake of get-together the consequences of my review, I have discovered that a 100% of females asked comprehended what brew is and have attempted it previously, 80% of them loved it and would have it again and 48% of them said that lager is their main drink when drinking liquor. When discussing only the United States, as per Dr, Bart Watson ladies represent 25% of aggregate utilization by volume, and 37% of specialty lager utilization in the United States. Meg Gill has stated: ”It has become better the most recent couple of years, yet once in a while you hear ‘let me pour you something sweet, nectar.’ Women, much the same as men, cherish bounces. Furthermore, ladies can distinguish severity much superior to men.” Women were additionally the first to transform blending into a lucrative industry, removing lager from their kitchens and offering it for a benefit around town. In medieval Europe, ladies known as alewives avoided the unfair tenets against female responsibility for and business by opening lager houses. So for what reason aren’t there any lager advertisements where the ladies are drinking brew and the men are conveying it to them? Industrial facility commanded preparing has continued for so long it appears that society has totally overlooked that lager was at one time the space of ladies. Many individuals accept that ladies are attempting brew in light of the fact that their better half or sweetheart offered them once, when as a general rule ladies have been drinking lager for a more extended time than they have been with their spouses. Sexual orientation disparity prompts monetary drawback for ladies, gendered viciousness, avoidance from the higher echelons of intensity yet in addition from getting a charge out of good lager. Subjective and behind the times ladylike generalizations are disguised basically by ladies Naomi McAuliffe.>