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Direct Mail and Email Marketing - Direct mail marketing is also referred to as direct response advertising. This is because it allows businesses and other organizations to communicate straight to customers using techniques like text messaging, interactive websites, display ads online, email campaigns, flyers, catalogs, letters, television commercials, outdoor ads, and newspaper and magazine ads that normally generate response. There are quite a few characteristics that determine direct marketing. First, generating a database that often contains other information that may be relevant from business to business is used in developing the database of target-marketed businesses....   [tags: Direct Response Advertising, Firm Strategy]
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A Methodological Critique of Foreign Direct Investment in Development Countries - Many writers have tried to figure out if there is a direct link between Foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic growth of an economy in terms of Gross domestic product (GDP) but a reliable procedure hasn’t been found yet. Sharma (2008) tends to assume that if more investments take place in developing Countries then there will be an augmenting effect on the economy and likewise if there is little or no FDI then there will be a growth retarding effect. The first part of the paper tries to see what other authors have to say though we have limited articles regarding Foreign direct investment and economic growth if it has a positive or negative effect, the second part tries to see the metho...   [tags: Foreign Direct Investment, government,] 994 words
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Foreign Direct Investment in Myanmar - Foreign Direct Investment in Myanmar (Graphics not Included) Since 1962 the Burmese government has been under military rule (Country Profile, 2007). The lives of the Burmese citizen are dictated by the totalitarian style of government which led to horror and starvation, causing numerous protests against the government. The latest protest in 2007 was planned and organized by the same student groups which took part in the similar protest earlier in 1988. The first protest was held on 15 September 2007 with protesters protesting on streets in Yangon on nearly a daily basis....   [tags: FDI Foreign Direct Investment] 1969 words
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The Differences Between Foreign Trade and Foreign Direct Investment - Foreign trade Foreign trade is exchange of capital, goods, and services across international borders or territories. In most countries, it represents a significant share of gross domestic product (GDP). (http://www.yourarticlelibrary.com) It is a trade between two or more countries and we can separate into three parts. • Import- Affluent countries import resources and commodities when they find comparative advantages in sourcing from foreign locations. (Holt, Wigginton, 2002) • Export – involves selling domestically produced products in foreign market through brokers or overseas distribution centres....   [tags: foreign trade, direct investment, global economy]
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Emergin Markets: Direct Selling at the Base of the Pyramid by Jessica Chelekis and Susan M. Mudambi - The article Emerging Markets: Direct Selling at the Base of the Pyramid by Jessica Chelekis and Susan M. Mudambi talks about how companies such as Avon were able to successfully create a market in rural locations, such as in the poorest areas of Brazil, where there are very few ways consumers are able to find and purchase global brands. The business model that companies like Avon use to achieve this is by selling their products directly through women representatives that live around these areas....   [tags: direct representative, buying, avon]
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Spillover effects of FDI: Do Domestic Manufacturing Firms Benefit from Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam? - Spillover effects of FDI: Do Domestic Manufacturing Firms Benefit from Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam. Introduction Back in the 1990s, foreign direct investment (FDI) became the largest source of external finance for many developing countries. In Vietnam in particular, the Law on Foreign Investment promulgated in the 1986 Congress to attract FDI was considered the first step of the doi moi (renovation) reform. The cumulative FDI increased from 28 projects of total US$ 140 million FDI in 1988 to 8266 project for roughly US$ 78 billions at the end of 2006....   [tags: FDI Foreign Direct Investment] 1833 words
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The Ambivalence of Direct Democracy - The California Constitution states, “All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their protection, security, and benefit, and they have the right to alter or reform it when the public good may require.” (CA Const. art. 2, sect. 1) Indeed, the age-old maxim that the government is for the people is evident in California’s Constitution, and the inception of direct democracy by the early 20th century Progressive movement follows this ideology. The 2nd article of California’s constitution includes three forms of direct democracy: the initiative, referendum, and recall....   [tags: Government]
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California's Direct Means of Democracy - California is a democratic republic consisting of three branches of government. The first is the executive branch, i.e. the governor and a group of elected constitutional officers. Second is the judicial branch which consists of the Supreme Court of California and the various local courts. Officials are appointed by the Governor and ratified in the next general election. The third branch of government in California is the legislative branch. It is a bicameral body which includes California’s Senate and Assembly....   [tags: Prop 19]
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Foreign Direct Investment and Development - Introduction Does Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) lead to development. This has been one of the central questions of discussions in most of academia. The involvement of FDI in developing economies is one of the signs of globalization. There have been a considerable amount of money transferred from developed to poorer countries. Foreign investment can be observed in form of capital inflow and technology transfer. This paper tries to explore the nature of FDI and then discuss its effect on the recipient country....   [tags: business, multinational corporations]
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Single Level Direct Selling - World Federation of Direct Selling Association (WFDSA) has defined direct selling as “on non-fixed retailing places and through the use of face to face way, the product and service are sold directly to the consumers.” Robert, Peterson & Wotruba (1996) also describe direct selling as a face to face selling without fixed retailing sites. This can also be described as a distribution method for consumptive product or service through personnel contact (sales personnel to the consumer) and at different commercial locations....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Federalist No.10’s Faction and Direct Vs. In Direct Democracy - In Federalist No.10, James Madison discusses his theories about faction. In doing this, he persuades the new Constitution and how it should be enacted. He believed factions were the number one cause of the failure of the Articles of Confederation. The definition of a faction is a group of people forming a minority group within a larger group, to seek some goal within a political party or government. Madison describes faction differently in Federalist No.10, but in actuality the definitions have the same meaning....   [tags: Government ]
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Foreign Direct Investment - For growing economies, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has momentous advantages over equity and debt capital flows. Most of the foreign firms that start their conduct of business in other countries, they not only come with capital but transfer modern technology, promote human capital by training the host country’s employees according to the change of technology to those countries, and this is the key for the development of the host country. According to author Direct Investment replicates aspire of acquiring an enduring awareness by an inhabitant body of one economy that is the direct investor in a venture that is occupier in another economy which is called the direct investment enterprise....   [tags: Finance] 1576 words
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Foreign Direct Investment - Introduction: Foreign Direct Investment, or FDI, is a type of investment that involves the injection of foreign funds into an enterprise that operates in a different country of origin from the investor” (economy watch). The determinants of foreign direct investment may be the socio-economic, financial and the cultural factors which usually have positive and negative effect on the foreign direct investment. The risk is attached to the determinants of foreign direct investment. This paper examines the major determinants of foreign direct investment exchange rate, market size, political instability, infrastructure, openness to market and military rule....   [tags: Economy, Pakistan, Infrastructure]
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Direct Renin Inhibitors - Direct Renin Inhibitors In all living organisms, central molecules exist that are vital to the survival of any organism. These central molecules are called proteins. Proteins are biological molecules that consist of numerous amino acids performing endless amount of tasks within a living organism. One of the important types of proteins is an enzyme. Enzymes are considered biological catalyst, as they are involved in the metabolic mechanisms essential to living organisms. All enzymes are considered catalysts due to their metabolic functions....   [tags: blood pressure, enzyme, protein, RAS, kidney]
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Foreign Direct Investment - Foreign direct investment (FDI) is becoming a growing global trend undertaken by companies in order to expand their business into multiple countries as well as their domestic base. FDIs have increased across the world over the past 20 years, with outflows of US$241,863m in 1990 to US$2,171,384m in 2007, just before the global financial crisis, an increase of around 837% (OECD, 2014). This essay will look into why certain countries attract more foreign investment than others by looking at a variety of factors, including the growth rates of economies, access to natural resources, political stability, the risks of setting up in a country and more....   [tags: global trend, business, domestic base]
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Foreign Direct Investment - Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is referred to, as when an investor not only finances a project or enterprise, in a specific country but is also directly involved in the management of it. FDI has been significantly rising worldwide since 1990, increasing from $207.5 billion (16.8%) to $1524.4 (51%) billion in 2011 (Sesric, 2013). This could be as a result of the increasing favourable policies which are directly targeted to FDI in most countries, such as the reduction in trade tariffs and the making of certain currencies convertible, as well as the liberalisation of the businesses environment (IFC & FIAS, 1997)....   [tags: investment, management, lower production costs]
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Direct Intention vs Oblique Intention - To be criminally liable of any crime in the UK, a jury has to prove beyond reasonable doubt, that the defendant committed the Actus Reus and the Mens Rea. The Actus Reus is the physical element of the crime; it is Latin for ‘guilty act’. The defendant’s act must be voluntary, for criminal liability to be proven. The Mens Rea is Latin for guilty mind; it is the most difficult to prove of the two. To be pronounced guilty of a crime, the Mens Rea requires that the defendant planned, his or her actions before enacting them....   [tags: Legal Law]
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Carrefour’s Foreign Direct Investment - Contents Carrefour- Spot market in foreign exchange: 3 Carrefour- International money market utilization strategy: 5 Carrefour International bond market to finance the establishment of new outlets in foreign markets: 6 Reason for a retail business to use international financial market: 8 More gain and cheaper borrowing cost: 8 Facilitate international business operation: 9 Risk diversification: 9 Methods used by a retail business to invest internationally: 10 Foreign direct investment: 10 Franchising: 10 Joint venture 11 Manufacture abroad: 11 Conclusion: 12 References: 12   Carrefour- Spot market in foreign exchange: Carrefour is a French based global retailer, which first established its...   [tags: business strategies, supermarket chains]
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Direct - Direct Direct input methods. In this report I am going to explain the different direct input methods starting off with bar codes. A single barcode number is actually seven units. A unit is either black or white. A unit that is black would display as a "bar". A unit that is white would display as a "space". Another way of writing a barcode unit is "1" for a single unit "black bar" and "0" for a single unit "white space". For instance, the number "1" is composed of the seven units, "0011001" or "space-space-bar-bar-space-space-bar"....   [tags: Computer Science] 730 words
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In Defense of Direct Perception - In Defense of Direct Perception ABSTRACT: My goal in this paper is to defend the claim that one can directly perceive an object without possessing any descriptive beliefs about this object. My strategy in defending this claim is to rebut three arguments that attack my view of direct perception. According to these arguments, the notion of direct perception as I construe it is objectionable since: (1) it is epistemically worthless since it leaves perceived objects uninterpreted; (2) it cannot explain how perceived objects are identified; and (3) it is ill-prepared to assign objective content to perceptual states....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays] 2956 words
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Foreign Direct Investment in China - Foreign Direct Investment in China 1.0 Introduction I found this article "Foreign direct investment: Companies rush in with the cash" on the financial times website (www.FT.com) published December 11, 2002 written by John Thornhill. The reason for choosing this article is my personal interest in the Chinese economy and its attractiveness to the foreign investors. Apart from the foreign direct investment this topic has also helped me in understanding the impact of Chinese economy on the global market....   [tags: International Trade Globalization FDI ] 1419 words
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Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam - Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam There is no dout that foreign direct investment (FDI) plays a very significant role in economic growth, according to experiences of new industrial countries in Asia. Over a decade of opening for FDI, we could realize that the more FDI inflows pour into our country the more we benefit. In fact, FDI has contributed a great proportion to fulfill targets on socio-economic development plan and has been one of the most important external sources of Vietnam on the process of industrializing and modernizing the country....   [tags: Papers] 2115 words
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Direct To Consumer Pharmacuetical Advertising - The Misleading Truth About Pharmaceutical Advertisements Is a patient at liberty to diagnose his or her own affliction. If so, are they also qualified enough to know the right medication and take into consideration the drugs adverse effects. With the recent onset of direct to consumer advertising for prescription drugs, this is becoming the case. In 1994, expenditures on direct to consumer advertisements were about twenty-five-million a year. By 1998 that figure changed to about 225 million (Sasich 2)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Direct Teaching and Cooperative Learning - Direct Teaching and Cooperative Learning I believe the nature of children is to want to have fun. Therefore, teachers must make learning a fun experience. Children can only learn when they are given information and materials to learn from. The overall purpose of education is to provide every child with a competent education. Education is an important aspect of everyone’s life. As a prospective teacher I hope to enrich the lives of my pupils. I want my students to be able to learn the basics such as reading, writing, and mathematics....   [tags: Education Teaching Essays] 614 words
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Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Political Institutions - How do political institutions affect foreign direct investment. The field of International Political Economy (IPE) have seen a tremendous amount continuous change in both the past and recent time. The climate and conditions within the theoretical and practical aspects of the field are ever-changing and have led to a volatile political and economic landscape to form. This essay will focus on one aspect of IPE that have relatively quickly risen to become imperatively influential and important for the developments in the field, that aspect is Multinational Companies (MNC) and their Foreign Direct Investments (FDI)....   [tags: Political Science]
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Regulatory Changes in Direct-To-Consumer Marketing of Pharmaceuticals - Direct-to-consumer (DTC) marketing of pharmaceuticals has grown increasingly in the past decade. The American public views prescription drug advertising for a wide range of medical conditions, including high cholesterol, depression, allergies, and erectile dysfunction. The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the content of these advertisements. Critics also have taken the position that the advertisements garner unearned trust from the public, are misleading, and promote unnecessary use of prescription drugs for common problems associated with aging....   [tags: regulation changes, t.v. ads, fda]
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Foreign Direct Investment: Always a Good Choice - ... However, new comparative advantages have emerged in the most rapidly expanding markets for technology intensive goods such as electronic apparatus, machinery and engines (Davies, 2013). Foreign investment enterprises are thus considering to give up some of the traditional sectors and shift to new manufacturing sectors which will further promote the economic environment. Obviously, this transformation is responsible for the deceleration of the developing foreign investment, but isn’t it justifiable to say that this change can be regarded as a great potential strength of China’s international business....   [tags: economic development, globalization]
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Ireland’s Attractiveness for Foreign Direct Investment - Irish economy succeeds as one of the most competitive market in global economies. Within combination of factors, Ireland’s development transformed the country into an attractive investment destination. Therefore, this essay will determine components involved that affect in Ireland’s growth and provide its different dimensions including political, economic, socio-cultural, technological, environmental and legal system (PESTEL) which are integrated with control, risks, costs and benefits as the country’s attractiveness for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)....   [tags: international relations] 1426 words
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Electoral College vs Direct Popular Vote - The current process of electing the President of the United States through the Electoral College system should not be changed because the Electoral College system is superior in comparison to other comprehensive voting systems. Systems like direct popular vote or the national popular vote may work in democracies; however the United States is a federal republic. While allowing large metropolises and large states to be represented in a manner consistent with their size, the Electoral College has the exceptional attribute of allowing small states and rural areas to still maintain influence in the government....   [tags: American Government, Politics] 1995 words
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Jacob Lawrence’s Direct and Dramatic Paintings - Jacob was an African-American artist, who eventually flourished in the art world during the Depression of 1920s, painting African-Americans life in Harlem, making social statements and thus, explaining their life during that time. Additionally, this made his art significant to spectators who praised his works. With no formal training in painting, it was easy for Jacob to ignore the rules that set him apart from other African-American painters and others, before him and in his time, such as Palmer C....   [tags: harlem renaissance, african american artist]
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Advantages of Direct Marketing - Reasons for moving to direct marketing and the objectives of the marketer. There are a lot of benefits the T-Mobile can get from using direct marketing and its techniques. If the direct marketing programme is in place then the opportunities of the business progressing are very high. The first objective of using direct marketing is to have customer retention and activation as well as recognising that the best way for a company to improve is by keeping its existing customers. This objective is very important....   [tags: Business and Management Studies] 1758 words
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Realisations of direct object - In this essay I would like to focus on the possible realisations of a direct object. At the beginning I will try to explain what an object is. I want to make clear difference between direct and indirect objects and I will also write about some other clausal elements which influence objects. Generally, we can distinguish five basic elements within a sentence: subject, verb, complement and object. Let’s imagine we have a sentence in which there is involved some action. If the action or event involves another person or thing which the action affects, relates to or produces, we express it by placing a nominal group referring to them directly after the verbal group (verb)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Chinese-Nigerian Foreign Direct Investment Relationship - ... In recent years Nigeria has become a regional power in West Africa, abundant with natural resources most importantly petroleum, which has spiked the international interest, especially among Chinese firms. Despite its gains from its investments, Nigerians have criticized China as exploiting Nigeria’s natural resource wealth for its own gains while ignoring investments that would contribute to improving Nigerian industries and overall economic development. From managing oil refineries with Chinese management to employing more Chinese than Nigerians workers and contractors, China’s nepotistic favor has led many to speculate that China is causing a long-term decline in the country as its eco...   [tags: free trade agreements, globalization]
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Direct and Indirect Costs - Direct and Indirect Costs Direct costs ============ An organisation can apportion the costs incurred in the production of products or services in either a direct or an indirect manner. The direct costs can be defined as being the amount materials actually cost plus any other directly linked costs, such as labour. (for Quirk, materials, electricity, labour employee and management, machine depreciation) Production materials, machine or assembly wages =============================================== 1....   [tags: Economics] 506 words
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Dells Direct Business Model - Subject: Dell’s Direct Business Model Will Dell’s direct business model continue to provide a competitive advantage as fellow competitors Compaq, IBM, and HP emulate Dell’s direct model. Dell’s direct business model bypasses the dealer in the supply chain and sells computers directly to customers, building each to order. Dell does not manufacture the computer components; they merely assemble computers based on components that are available in the market. Dell’s use of technology and information to blur the traditional boundaries between suppliers, manufactures, and users is named virtual integration....   [tags: essays research papers] 489 words
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China’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment -   Table of Contents Foreword 1 History of China’s Outward FDI 1 Changes in Policy and its Effects on OFDI 1 Stage 1: “Cautious internationalization” (1979-1985). 2 Stage 2: “Government encouragement” (1986-1991). 2 Stage 3: “Expansion and regulation” (1992-1998). 2 Stage 4: “Implementation of the 'go global' policy” (1999-2001) 2 Stage 5: Post-WTO period (2001- present) 2 Exhibit #1 3 Geographical and Sectoral Distribution of Chinese OFDI 3 Investing Actors 4 China’s influence in Central Asia 4 President’s visit 4 The economic dimension 5 China gathers up Central Asian gas, and reverses the directions of oil export 5 China – Africa Relationship 7 The Development Path of China’s OFDI to Afric...   [tags: FDI]
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Direct and Alternating Current - All useful generators of electricity come in two basic forms, alternating current and direct current. Direct current (dc) comes from generators that do not change in polarity, always producing a positive charge. In alternating current (ac) the polarity of the terminals is always changing from positive to negative. Thus you are left with alternating current flow. There are different ways of measuring and generating alternating and direct current. Direct current only flows in one direction in a circuit....   [tags: essays research papers] 480 words
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Republicanism and Direct Democracy - Republicanism and direct democracy, these are two ways that a people can be governed. There is a major difference between these two systems. In a republican system the government represents the people. The representatives are chosen by popular vote and are given the power to make decisions on behalf of the people. The people do not get to voice their own opinions, the best they can do is vote for their representative and hope he wins. This can also be referred to as indirect democracy. Direct democracy which was exemplified in the ancient Athenian city-state, or the New England town meeting in modern times, is a government based solely on the people....   [tags: Politics] 895 words
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Direct and Indirect Representation - Direct and Indirect Representation Living in a democratic society, we as Americans have the right to vote on just about all aspects of our lives. The votes that we cast either have a direct or an indirect representation of our beliefs. In cases such as city and statewide laws, our beliefs are directly represented; in all national and organizational matters our votes have an indirect impact. The decisions are made by elected officials who we vote into office to represent our beliefs. One example of this indirect representation can be found in any citywide school board where the elected members make decisions on everything ranging from teacher employment to class curriculum....   [tags: essays research papers] 1398 words
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Russia on Direct Investment - Russia on Direct Investment Although reports over the past few years have shown that the transfers of the financial resources for development were under the negative impact of the financial crisis. At the same time, in spite of the contraction of the overall volume of the resources inflows, a certain growth in the direct investments to the developing and "transitional" economies has been traced. And, an improvement of the general situation in this sphere is already prognosticated for the year 2002....   [tags: Free Essays] 403 words
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Direct Mail - Direct Mail "Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it." Stephen Leacock Philosopher extraordinaire "Really good direct mail works like picking your prospect up by the ankles and shaking him until all the money falls out of his pockets." Matthew Samp Direct Mail Copy & Graphic Design As consumers, we are often bombarded by different types of advertisements each day. Whether it’s by television, newspaper, or billboards, advertising has reached us one way or another....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework] 3088 words
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Direct Cinema - Direct Cinema The term 'direct cinema' was coined by American director Albert Maysles, to describe the style of documentary that he and his contemporaries were making in the 1960s as a result of a lightweight, portable 16mm camera and high quality lightweight audio recorders becoming available. The introduction of these, together with film-stock which was sensitive enough to give a good quality close-up monochrome picture under most lighting conditions (Including hand-held lights) led to a revolution in Documentary filmmaking, allowing film crews to be much more flexible....   [tags: Papers] 897 words
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Direct Digital Democracy - Direct Digital Democracy The central question of this paper is whether or not the rise of the Internet – and, in general, new communications technology – alters “the limits of the human capacity for self-government.” My answer to this question is no. Advancements in communications technology, no matter how significant or revolutionary they may at first seem, ultimately have no fundamental effect on man’s literal capacity to govern himself. The Internet, like the television, the telephone, and the transatlantic telegraph before that, all have one basic thing in common: each is a tool and not a force of nature....   [tags: Technology Government Papers]
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DIRECT CONNECT MANUAL - How use Direct Connect behind a firewall/router in Active Mode instead of Passive 1. Determine your WAN IP address and your LAN IP address; this can be done either by using winipcfg.exe or ipconfig.exe in my case looking on the status page of my Linksys router configuration. 2. Now set up DC by going to settings connection and marking the block use Direct Connect in Active Mode, In the force DC to accept connections on this port: I have 412 (I’m not sure if this matters but it has worked for me) you may want to play around with it a bit but I believe it has to be a port between 375-425 because these are the ports Direct Connect has to have open to function in Active Mode....   [tags: essays research papers] 501 words
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Direct Marketing and Avon Beauty Products - Direct marketing The definition of DM is very complicated but it is simply selling a product or service via direct advertising sent through the mail, and also via several Internet promotion methods. The direct selling method enables the consumers to bypass inefficient wholesale and retail distribution systems. Women who left business in order to have children is able to do part time business, and also a very attractive career for woman reentering the work force. According to the “Direct selling Assosiation”, 1,230,000 women engaged in direct selling in 19924....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework] 899 words
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Foreign Direct Investment in Mexico (FDI) - FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN MEXICO (FDI) INTRODUCTION Mexico is the top trading nation in Latin America and the ninth-largest economy in the world. No country has signed more free trade agreements – 33 in all, including the two biggest markets in the world, the US and the EU. Altogether these signatory countries make up a preferential market of over more than billion consumers. Much of the FDI in Mexico is attracted by the country’s strategic location within the North American Free Trade Agreement, which has positioned it as a springboard to the US and Canada....   [tags: essays research papers] 3902 words
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War: Direct Result of Compromised Freedom - War: Direct Result of Compromised Freedom The term "war" is one that most competent English speaking people are familiar with, and it is one that most of those same people could attempt to define. The only problem lies in the definition that one would receive. War is so complex and multifaceted that it is truly understood by only a few people. Wars date far back into history, and they have been fought for more reasons than could be listed. It seems strange, but untimately, they are fought for one reason....   [tags: American America History] 784 words
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Direct Democracy Vs Representative Democracy - Direct Democracy vs Representative Democracy The term Democracy is derived from two Greek words, demos, meaning people, and kratos, meaning rule. These two words form the word democracy which means rule by the people. Aristotle, and other ancient Greek political philosophers, used the phrase, `the governors are to be the governed', or as we have come to know it, `rule and be ruled in turn'. The two major types of democracy are Representative Democracy and Direct Democracy. Clearly the arguments for and against each form of democracy are plentiful....   [tags: Politics Government Compare Contrast Essays] 950 words
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The Face Behind the Truth in Cinema - Oscar Wild once said, “The truth is rarely pure and never simple” and he is right. But no matter what the outcome is, or how complex the truth is, we will always strive for the truth. The concept of truth is no stranger to film documentaries, and one filmmaker that certainty was aware of that was Dziga Vertov. During the 1920’s Vertov created a newsreel series to promote the concept of ‘Kinopravda” which translated to English mean “Film truth.” Unfortunately, Vertov was ahead of his time, and this concept disappeared along the filmmakers’ path....   [tags: Direct Cinema, Film Movements]
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French Politics: Should The Presidencial Term Be Reduced? - Since 1962 when the referendum on the Direct Election of the President of the French Republic took place, the President was to be chosen by the people through universal suffrage instead of by the electoral college like it has been before. But the changes in French politics were far from over. During September 2000, the French voters had to make a very important decision that would forever change the nature of French politics. They were to decide if a constitutional amendment should be considered in order to reduce the presidential term from seven years to five....   [tags: direct election, universal suffrage]
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Reading Intervention Model by Melissa M. Woodward - Table of Contents 3. Article Reviews 5. My area of Focus/ The Issue 6. Purpose/ the Big Question/ Phonics Approach 7. Linguistic, Multisensory, & Neurological Impress Approaches 8. Language Experience Approach/Reading Comprehension Support/Setting & Sample Population 9. Data Collection Procedures 10. Discussion of Action & Conclusion 11. References Article Reviews In the article Reading Intervention Models: Reading Intervention Models: Challenges of Classroom Support and Separated Instruction by Melissa M....   [tags: earning difficulties, direct instructions]
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The Effects of Decreased Time Providing Direct Care Within the Nursing Profession - During the first 50 years of modern day nursing, nurses primarily cared for the ill within their patients’ homes. This allowed the nurse to focus all of her time and effort on one patient. Thus, modern nursing began as a very intimate profession. The nurse knew the patients personally and vice versa. With the advancements of medical technology after World War II, hospitals became a more popular setting for caring for the ill. Nurses were needed within the hospital rather than within individual homes....   [tags: health, modern day nursing]
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