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Globalization and Fragmentation - The question has been asked whether Thomas Friedman or William Duiker was correct in their opinions about globalization and fragmentation. It appears that both authors are correct and their reasons are interconnected. If the world has become closer because of the economic markets and the internet, than it makes the debate that the world is flat relevant (William Duiker, 2010). Thomas Friedman says that technology is equalizing the playing fields between wealthy and impoverished countries. With other countries catching up and even mastering technology in some instances, it allows to them to play on the same fields as the United States and other super powers....   [tags: International Business]
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Fragmentation of Personality - "Fragmentation of Personality as it Applies to the Character of Sabina in Anaїs Nin's The Spy in the House of Love, and the Works of Sigmund Freud" Personality is often considered to be singular and structured, however, in reality it is composed of many contradictory characteristics. The human psyche can be multi-layered, with different aspects of the personality being revealed in different environments. This concept of a fragmented personality is explored in the novel, A Spy In The House of Love, by Anaїs Nin, as well as in the works of psychologist, Sigmund Freud....   [tags: World Literature] 1212 words
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The Use of Fragmentation in Slaughterhouse-Five - The Use of Fragmentation in Slaughterhouse-Five In the novel Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut uses fragmentation of time, structure and character in order to unify his non-linear narrative. Vonnegut's main character, Billy Pilgrim, travels back and forth in his own life span "paying random visits to all events in between" (SF 23). The result is Billy's life is presented as a series of episodes without any chronological obligations. This mirrors the structure of the novel which has a beginning, middle and end but not in their traditional places....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five Essays] 1478 words
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Fragmentation of the Protestant Church - Fragmentation of the Protestant Church The major divisions of the Protestantism are Baptist, Presbyterians, Anglicans, Methodist, Lutheranism, Unitarianism, and Quakers (www.encyclopedia.com). Even the very first Protestant Reformers were unable to maintain a unity of faith or purpose. The divisions of Protestantism are just an example of the continued fragmentation of the churches. The tendency towards this divineness is a strength to the Protestantism religion. Originally, the Baptist had the same beliefs as the Protestant church had, with the exception of baptism....   [tags: Religion] 649 words
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Urban Population Dynamics as a Social Driver of Land Fragmentation - 3.2 Urban population dynamics Between 1990 and 2000, total population of the American West region increased from 52,786,082 to 63,197,932, which is 19.7% increment and it was the fastest among all four regions in the country (Perry and Mackun 2001). It is also a reflection of the population growth trend continued in the post-World War II period characterized by rapid growth of several Southwestern metropolitan cities. These “magnet” cities have been a popular destination for those looking to tap into burgeoning economic opportunities in the region as well as for those seeking to retire in a place with better “quality of life” and amenities—warmer climate, year round sunshine, and wilderness (Frey 2003, Duncombe et al....   [tags: Population Growth]
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Adverse Impacts of Landscape Fragmentation on Biodiversity - Adverse Impacts of Landscape Fragmentation on Biodiversity Landscape fragmentation can impose devastating and irreversible consequences on the biodiversity of ecosystems. Because of the conflicting interests between ecology and human economic benefit, it has become increasingly important to find solutions for a harmonic balance. It is imperative for people to recognize the impacts of biodiversity loss and increased extinction of many species. These impacts must be understood in order to protect landscapes and the immense biodiversity they contain....   [tags: Environmental Ecosystems Essays]
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The Fragmentation of the Political Party System in 1860s - The Fragmentation of the Political Party System in 1860s A majority of Americans thought that the election of 1860 would determine the future of the Union. A compromise could not be reached on the slavery issue between the North and the South. Northerners wanted to abolish slavery altogether and Southerners wanted the expansion of slavery into the territories. There were four presidential candidates for the election, and only one of them was pro-slavery. John Breckinridge was the Southern Democratic candidate who supported slavery....   [tags: US American History] 932 words
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Reproducing Quantitatively and Realistically the Fragmentation Process Documented in Rock Cutting Experiments - While domestic oil reserves remain plentiful at present, this supply is increasingly concentrated in geologically challenging and operationally complex settings such as deep formations, deepwater offshore, and lower permeability formations. Drilling a well into a reservoir is an expensive and time-consuming operation. In deep wells, the rate of penetration (ROP) is one of the major issues. Low ROP (e.g. 3 to 5 ft/hr) is mainly a result of the elevated compressive strength of the highly overburdened formations encountered at greater depths....   [tags: Research Proposal]
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Elements of Post-Modernism in Literature - Post modernism is a very difficult concept to define. A French philosopher once defined post modernism as an "incredulity toward all meta narratives," which basically means a skeptical attitude toward all claims of absolute truth. Post modern writers use elements and techniques that provoke the reader to question their reading experience and scrutinize their own personal understanding of life and the values of their society. There are excellent examples of post modern writers using elements of post modern writing, such as irony, magic realism and fragmentation in the short stories read in Ms....   [tags: magic realism, irony, fragmentation, ] 2033 words
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T.S. Eliot’s Powerful Use of Fragmentation in The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot’s Powerful Use of Fragmentation in The Waste Land T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land is an elaborate and mysterious montage of lines from other works, fleeting observations, conversations, scenery, and even languages. Though this approach seems to render the poem needlessly oblique, this style allows the poem to achieve multi-layered significance impossible in a more straightforward poetic style. Eliot’s use of fragmentation in The Waste Land operates on three levels: first, to parallel the broken society and relationships the poem portrays; second, to deconstruct the reader’s familiar context, creating an individualized sense of disconnection; and third, to challenge the reader to seek meaning in mere fragments, in this enigmatic poem as well as in a fractious world....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]
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Corridor Analysis - Corridor Analysis The United States is centered on the economic development, more specifically on the creation of wealth. It is understandable that creating wealth is of great importance, but continued economic development has lead to degradation of our environment. Therefore, presently we need sustained economic development in conjunction with responsible environmental and resource protection. As development increases, natural linkages within the landscape continue to be fragmented and remnant natural habitats become isolated....   [tags: Fragmentation Corridors Argumentative Papers]
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Privatizing the Public Sphere - Privatizing the Public Sphere The privatization and fragmentation of space in post-industrial urban America is a widespread social problem. As society becomes even more globalized as a result of technological advances, the rampant spread of a privatized public realm is ever-increasing. Public space is needed as a center in which to bring people together to share a common place. It is within public spaces that public life unfolds and without public spaces such as parks, streets, and buildings, the mixing of classes will become increasingly uncommon....   [tags: Industrialization Fragmentation Essays] 1560 words
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Alienation and Fragmentation in Modernist Literature - With Sasha Jansen, Jean Rhys created in Good Morning, Midnight a female character who does not have a place in the world. Sasha walks the streets of Paris, commenting, reflecting, remembering. Her few coping-mechanisms show how deeply she is already alienated from the world, even from herself. As a reader you get this fed bit by bit, in fragments, jumping between the actual narration, memories and inner monologues. As a woman in Paris in the late 1930s Sasha Jansen is far ahead of her time. In her book about Jean Rhys, Elaine Savory says about Sasha: "She lives in the 1930s, when women were supposed to gain social standing through marriage to a man (preferably of means), or, if they remained single, to hold onto respectability even in hard times." (p68) Sasha is on her own, her former husband left her at some point in the past, she lives in rented rooms, has very little money and is definitely having a hard time as she is very aware of and does not feel well with her own ageing....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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A TOOL FOR ANALYSIS OF DYNAMIC MEMORY ALLOCATORS - This paper describes a tool for the observation and analysis of the most important dynamic memory allocator metrics under various use cases. At first the problem which this tool aims to solve is introduced, following with the tool design description, which is the main focus of the paper. Current status of the work is briefly discussed in the conclusion. Introduction Dynamic memory allocators (abbreviated DMA) are fundamental part of the operating systems, providing memory allocated at runtime to the programs....   [tags: Computer Science] 1499 words
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The Rise of The Western World - The Rise of The Western World During the sixteenth century, the world powers weren’t the same as today. At the time, no country was greater than China. China’s advanced technology, fertile and irrigated plains, great canal system, and well run administration, were some of its numerous advantages over the rival countries. Although China was unquestionably superior when compared to all other world powers, some civilizations were not far behind. The Muslim world was quickly expanding during the sixteenth century....   [tags: History, Europe] 759 words
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A Threat To Wildlife And Bio-Diversity - A Threat To Wildlife And Bio-Diversity Thesis Statement: The acceleration and diversification of human induced disturbances upon natural ecosystems during the past decades has contributed to wildlife habitat fragmentation. The changes in land use have driven wildlife managers to reconsider the benefits previously attributed to the Edge Effects on wildlife diversity. Habitat fragmentation has been recognized as a major threat to the survival of natural populations and to the functioning of ecosystems....   [tags: Nature Natural Animals Essays]
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Preservation of Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Habitat - Preservation of Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Habitat Ever since 1973, when the Endangered Species Act came into being, conservationists and private landowners have been debating over whether to preserve the habitats of many endangered species found in unprotected areas (Ligon et al, 1986). Increasing levels of human development has led to the cutting of old-growth forests and construction of roads and other physical barriers to wildlife. These activities have greatly contributed to the fragmentation of wildlife habitat, which has had detrimental effects on the population structure and survivorship of the affected area’s indigenous species....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Nature Essays]
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Identity - Stealing the identity of another is not an honest act. However, the Internet allows many opportunities for exploration of identity and has displayed personal social exploration to fulfill their curiosity. According to Lemke (1998), young people develop a sense of full presence online, living in them semiotically as they make cultural and personal sense of their participation. The shaping of an identity plays a vital role in the online world especially in having sustained online presence within any particular online-group....   [tags: Technology, Online Identity] 605 words
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The Causes of Deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest - The Causes of Deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest        The Amazon Rain Forest crosses several national boundaries in South America, although the majority of it is located in Brazil. It covers over 3,562,000 acres, making it the largest in the world. But globally, over 138,600 acres of rain forest are lost each year to deforestation, 50,000 of those in Brazil alone (Holdsforth), and the world's rain forests are quickly disappearing. Deforestation in the Amazon occurs primarily for three reasons: clear-cutting, fragmentation, and edge effects....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]
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Managerial Work Time And Space: Literature Review - Time and space in managerial work: literature review In the article of Stefan Tengblad (2002, Time and space in managerial work, Scandinavian Journal of Management, pp. 543-566.), the working behaviour of top management in the internationalised economy is investigated. He studied the behaviour of eight CEOs in Sweden. The purpose of his article is to make a comparison with CEO behaviour 50 years ago by using similar methods as the classic study "Executive Behaviour" (Carlson, 1951). Both similarities and differences are examined....   [tags: Business Management] 724 words
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The Divisons Within Canada - The Divisons Within Canada "Hey, I am not a lumberjack or fur trader, and I don't live in an igloo or eat blubber or own a dog sled and I don't know Jimmy, Sally, or Suzie from Canada, although I am certain they're really, really nice....   [tags: Papers] 1899 words
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The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock - T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is an ironic depiction of a man’s inability to take decisive action in a modern society that is void of meaningful human connection. The poem reinforces its central idea through the techniques of fragmentation, and through the use of Eliot’s commentary about Prufrock’s social world. Using a series of natural images, Eliot uses fragmentation to show Prufrock’s inability to act, as well as his fear of society. Eliot’s commentary about Prufrock’s social world is also evident throughout....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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I’m Trying to Order at McDonald’s, but I’m talking to Someone in India? - Hu Jintao, the current leader of the People’s Republic of China, once said, “Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today.” (Diversity Quotes) People of the world have experienced war and peace among nations, but there is no specific theory as to why certain countries always cause conflict. Fragmentation, global supply chains and other reasons have been apparent in the analysis behind wars, but the most precise and logical guess is Thomas Friedman’s Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention....   [tags: Globalization, Supply Chain]
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Review of Army of Shadows - ... One of the more important aspects of nationalism in the 1920s was how Arabic newspapers were used to “define” notions of treason. Cohen assesses how one is determined to be a traitor, whether through absentee land sales or contributions to Zionist intelligence organizations, and how this leads to violent repression of all varieties of treason. It is interesting to note that although nationalism was becoming “rooted” within Palestinian society, the notion of treason was not wholly accepted. Widespread concepts of nationalism did not become “the principal component in the basket of identities of each individual and the one for which he is willing to kill and be killed” but instead, in the 1920s, setup the mechanisms that helped to achieve this goal: establishment of nationalist “norms,” coercion, and reward....   [tags: Palestine, Hillel Cohen, Palestinian nationalism] 1185 words
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Global Change - Global Change Introduction: Global Change is a new mutli-disciplinary science which seeks to understand the various ways the environment is being altered by man's activities. The mechanisms of change are referred to as anthropogenic forcings and are usually involved with atmospheric alteration or land-use changes. The atmosphere is being altered by the addition of many chemicals including carbon dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, sulfur compounds, halogen compounds and various aerosols. Land-use changes include habitat fragmentation, conversion to agricultural uses and biome conversion from introduced exotic species....   [tags: Environmental Biology Science Essays]
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Tribulations Of The Self (sociology) - What constitutes the 'tribulations of the self' in contemporary society, according to Anthony Giddens. Do you agree. Give reasons for your answer.This essay will seek an explanation of what constitutes the 'tribulations of the self' according to Anthony Giddens (1991). In the first part of this paper, I discuss some central ways language has been viewed focusing the review on social constructivist writings as well as those stemming from the study of human development. In the second part of this paper, I discuss data that leads to the reconsideration of aspects of the language - selfhood interface....   [tags: Sociology Essays] 1038 words
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Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values Confronting crises of technological annihilation and personal madness, Robert Pirsig finds each to be a manifestation of a deeper crisis of Reason. In response) he suggests an alternative to our current paradigm of rationality, the "art of motorcycle maintenance." By showing that our understanding and performance derive from our emotional and evaluative commitments, he challenges the cultural commonplace which construes "subjective" states as distortions of "objective" reality....   [tags: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance]
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The Birthmark, Rappaccini’s Daughter, and Ethan Brand - The Birthmark, Rappaccini’s Daughter, and Ethan Brand Hawthorne marks his characters as potential usurpers of God who are undermined by an inability to negotiate with human chaos. Confronted with examples of imperfection or fragmentation, the scientific minds of "The Birthmark," "Rappaccini¹s Daughter," and "Ethan Brand" attempt to efface or fuse flaws as they seek an impossible ideal of total encapsulation and order. Unsatisfied with writing a Psalm, they try to script the entire Bible. This analogy is not incidental, the three stories are all, to some extent, revisions of the Garden of Eden tale....   [tags: Birthmark Rappaccini Daughter Ethan Brand Papers] 2100 words
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Landscapes, Scale, and Government Policy - Landscapes, Scale, and Government Policy The process of landscape change have finally caught the attention of the public and governments of the United States. Now that we are equipped with the knowledge that we must at least control our effects on landscapes, we should ensure that our policies are a reflection of informed and accurate decisions. This has been proven to be very difficult, as there are many factors that must be considered when addressing landscape change including issues of spatial and temporal scales of landscape processes....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Fungus - Fungus The Latin word for mushroom is fungus (plural, fungi). The word fungus has come to stand for a whole group of simple plants that contain no chlorophyll and lack such complex plant structures as roots, stems, leaves, and flowers. Included among the fungi, along with mushrooms, are molds, mildews, rusts, smuts, truffles, and yeasts. Toadstool is another name for mushroom. Some people use the name toadstool only when referring to poisonous mushrooms, but botanists make no such distinction....   [tags: essays research papers] 2114 words
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Analysis of Debating Democracy's "The Media: Vast Wasteland or New Frontier?" - Analysis of Debating Democracy's "The Media: Vast Wasteland or New Frontier?"       In Debating Democracy's "The Media: Vast Wasteland or New Frontier?" Jarol Manheim and Douglas Rushkoff present opposing views of the media. Both authors raise the questions of what the media represents and what messages the media tries to send to the public. Is the media's coverage of events just for entertainment value or do the reports have political content and value. Are the viewers capable of distinguishing between the media's glitz and the real facts....   [tags: Democracy Debates Media Essays] 3790 words
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Television and Fun - A few decades ago television consisted of a small number of channels, today however there are more different channels than one can watch in a full day. Because a media company’s number one goal, like every other corporation, is to earn the largest profit possible, media companies use segmentation to target niche audiences. Moreover, fragmentation—the large increase in the number of channels—has also created niche audiences. So, what’s the big deal with fragmentation and audience segmentation....   [tags: essays research papers] 1978 words
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Modernism - Modernism Modernism is defined in Merriam-Webster's Dictionary as "a self-conscious break with the past and a search for new forms of expression." While this explanation does relate what modernism means, the intricacies of the term go much deeper. Modernism began around 1890 and waned around 1922. Virginia Wolf once wrote, "In or about December, 1910, human character changed." (Hurt and Wilkie 1443). D.H. Lawrence wrote a similar statement about 1915: "It was 1915 the old world ended." (Hurt and Wilkie 1444)....   [tags: Comparative Literature Essays Papers]
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The Governess's Desire in Henry James's The Turn of the Screw - The Governess's Desire in Henry James's The Turn of the Screw Henry James's The Turn of the Screw paints a landscape that is ripe for psychoanalytic analysis. He has chosen language and syntax that symbolize his main character's psychological fragmentation and her futile attempt to mend herself. Many of Lacan's theories emerge as the Governess reveals her motivations through her recollective narrative. The Governess enters the Imaginary Stage of Lacan's psychoanalysis theory when she sees herself in the mirror on her first night at Bly....   [tags: James Turn of the Screw Essays] 574 words
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Parkinson’s Disease - Introduction/background Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the most frequent movement disorder and the second most common neurodegenerative disease (Bueler 2009). Over 1% of the entire population over the age of 60, and up to 5% of age 80, is affected by PD (Wood-Kaczmar, Gandhi et al. 2006). The pathogenesis of PD remains unclear, but can be categorized as sporadic, being the most common form, and Mendelian, which accounts for 5-10% of all PD cases (Guo 2008). The studies of Mendelian onset of PD have lead to the identification of five genes being linked to this neurodegenerative disease (Guo 2008)....   [tags: Disease]
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Dilemmas Faced by Present Day Christian Military Men and Women - Many prayers these days include a blessing for the soldiers. It really does not matter where the plea for the troops comes in a prayer; it may be in the middle or tacked on to the end, but it sounds something like the following: “Lord bless our troops, and bring them home safely.” Yes, bless the troops, and every one wants each one to come home safely. However, this is a very general prayer. People use the verb “bless” because they really do not know what to say. What does it mean to “bless?” Some people can relate to the soldiers but most cannot....   [tags: war] 1992 words
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Residential Segregation in Cincinnati - Urban social and spatial geography is largely connected with household income. In class the texts of Kaplan and Berube have been examined to demonstrate that these concepts are directly related. The Claritas Corporation has created “lifestyle clusters” that attempt to explain the division in social geography along with the occurrence of different divides within cities. The complexity theory goes along with this concept explaining that a city is a series of intricate processes and can be understood through the different elements of an urban area....   [tags: Residential Segregation] 1335 words
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Schizophrenia - The term “schizophrenia” is less than one hundred years old but the disease was first recognized by Dr. Emile Kraeplin in 1887. Although being identified in 1887, schizophrenia has been around since the existence of man. Writings from ancient Egypt, known as the Book of Hearts, reveal that schizophrenia, along with other mental disorders such as depression, were common in that time and they had their own methods of treatment. However, these treatments were often extreme and deadly to the patients; one practice actually being to drill holes into the patient’s skull in the hopes of releasing the demons possessing that individual....   [tags: Psychology] 1190 words
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Content Analysis - In the title of the paper the priority references facts and challenges caused by countries. The recurrence of disasters Gunnar Kuepper relates with planet management. Gunnar Kuepper devotes the first 10 sections to facts and challenges. In the last section, and in each section, the author forecasts the troubles in the future. Each of the sections references words to connect one with another. The sections include world population, economy, disaster costs, global health, climate change and global warming, environmental issues, water crises, education and employment, migration, science and technology, and outlook....   [tags: Disaster Management]
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Organization Effectiveness: Changing Media Landscape Presents Unique Challenge to Newspaper Managers - In the movie Citizen Kane (1941), Orson Welles plays Charles Foster Kane, the owner of a financially struggling newspaper. Kane shows little concern as his newspaper continually loses money: I did lose a million dollars last year. I expect to lose a million dollars this year. I expect to lose a million dollars next year. You know, Mr. Thatcher, at the rate of a million dollars a year, I'll have to close this place in 60 years. (Welles) In the world of Citizen Kane, economic losses do not equate to a loss of newspaper effectiveness; in the modern world, they do....   [tags: Journalism ]
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Residential Access to Basic Infrastructure - INTRO: Splintering urbanism can be better defined and understood by taking each word and their definition individually and then bringing them together and looking at the two words as a whole. Splintering refers to splitting or breaking up into parts, a fragmentation. Urbanism can be defined as the pattern of behaviour, relationship and modes of thought characteristic of urban life. Graham and Marvin define splintering urbanism as the dialectical and diverse sets of processes surrounding the parallel unbundling of infrastructure networks and the fragmentation of urban space is described by the broad umbrella term ‘Splintering Urbanism’ (Graham & Marvin, Splintering Urbanism, 2010)....   [tags: Urban Development ]
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Frog Extinctions as Indicators of Environmental Problems - Tiny or large, smelly or poisonous, there are many kinds of frogs and are excellent indicators of the quality of the overall environment. To this day, scientists continue to find new varieties of frogs never been discovered all over the world. Recently, tiny frogs [its scientific name is Eleutherodactylus Iberia, smaller than a U.S. dime, were discovered under old leaves in Cuba in 1996 (“The World’s Smallest Frog”). See-through glass frogs were discovered in the Upper Nangaritza Basin in southeastern Ecuador which had previously been known to live only in one area of northeastern Peru ("Ugly" Salamander Among New Species Found in Ecuador”)....   [tags: Ecology ]
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CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE IMC CONCEPT IN RELATION TO ADVERTISING AND PLANNING IN THE UK - INTRODUCTION Over the last decade, product marketing and ways through which communication takes place between manufacturers and consumers has changed tremendously (Belch & Belch 2004). Due to the technological revolutions and the rise of innovations such as the mobile phones and the internet, control over information has shifted apparently from the manufacturer's hands to the hands of consumers (Belch & Belch 2004). The market environment has also changed due to globalization of marketing strategies, loss of confidence in media advertising, increased reliance on targeted communication methods, and media fragmentation and so on (Belch & Belch 2004)....   [tags: Marketing ]
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Unreliable Narration and Its Effects in a Modernist Text - Modernist text speaks about the historical and social context of WWI. As a movement, modernism highlights the impact of the war and its impact on society. Two modernistic authors during WWI, Ford Madox Ford and Ernest Hemingway choose to express their text with fragmented timelines, to juxtapose war and the relationships in society. Yet, modernist text exposes the usage of dialogue as a mode that fragments the reader’s mind through the singular or multi-focalisation of events that adds to the reliability of the narrator....   [tags: Literature]
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The United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture: A Tool or an Obstacle to Coordination? - The United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture: A Tool or an Obstacle to Greater Coordination. I. Introduction Peacebuilding is the phenomenon in which an array of international and national actors collaborate within various support structures in order to address the fundamental/root causes of violence, solidify peace, and avoid a relapse into conflict in fragile states. With the rise of globalization and increased interdependence among states has brought about economic growth and development; however, greater interconnectivity has also created a volatile environment for renewed violence and conflict to occur, particularly in fragile and post-war states....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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Environmental Impact Assessment and Mitigation Measures on the Chilterns AONB - 1. Introduction: Background High Speed 2 (HS2) is a proposed high speed train between London and the west Midlands. The project was established in January 2009 by a company set up by the government to consider the construction of a high speed railway in UK. This train will be able to travel up to 400 kph by year 2020. High speed trains have been successfully introduced in countries like Germany, France and Spain (hs2, 2011). The construction of the high-speed railway would reduce journey times from London to Birmingham to 49 minutes and from London to Manchester and Leeds to 80 minutes....   [tags: Environment ]
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Can Logging Help the Enviorment - The Earths forest hold up to 90% of the terrestrial plants and animal species (Heaton 76). About 13 million hectares of the world’s forests are cut down each year (FAO 2005). Forests also hold 25% of modern medicines (World Rainforest Movement 28), while the United States is the largest wood consumer in the world; Heaton says that the US, per capita, consumes approximately 330 kg in wood based products compared to 233 kg in Germany who holds second place (WRI 2003). WWF has been trying for years to help with the world’s preservation of forests....   [tags: Environment, Saving Forests ] 1949 words
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Dynamic Change and Collaborative Learning Environments - Dynamic Change and Collaborative Learning Environments The continuous transformation in educational organization requires investigation of how the organization can be equipped to collaboratively handle constant changes and still improve. Leadership and organizational theory provide the support into looking at how an organization functions and how change happens within that organization. Educational organizations are always trying to catch up; hence, a system of improvement is necessary for teachers to have direct access to in-house experts to learn....   [tags: Education, Leadership and Organizational Theory] 899 words
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The view of God from the Bible's Perspective - The biblical standpoint on the view of God may be summed up in two verses, “The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.” (Exodus 34:6-7) This clearly indicates the attributes of God as merciful and just, forgiving and stern....   [tags: Religion, Bible, God] 1134 words
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