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Obstacles of Junior Year Gave me the Keys for a Successful Future - It’s very surprising to be honest. If I rewind my life to the very beginning of junior year, I would have never suspected that I would encounter multiple hardships one after another, each excessively worse than the last. Yes, junior year was extremely tough domestically and socially but little did I know that my horrid problems at home would affect me academically. Undeniably it was my will power and my strong belief in never giving up which steered my grades and my life to the straight path and made me realize that mistakes happen in life for a reason, they happen so we can learn from them, so we can share our story with others and help them avoid the hardships we encountered....   [tags: obstacles, ] 830 words
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Overcoming Obstacles - Overcoming Obstacles Throughout a persons life, they are faced with different obstacles, and different challenges of all different types. My life in particular has been full of up and downs related especially towards my soccer career. In the novel The Pact, three boys, George, Rameck, and Sam are faced with many obstacles throughout their lives, where they must learn to overcome and achieve great success on their own will power. Essentially, I have done the same thing. My soccer career has been one of my most difficult life challenges creating the person I am today....   [tags: Personal Narrative Soccer Athletics Essays] 1962 words
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Obstacles to Growth of SMEs - ABSTRACT Small & Medium Enterprises are considered as a growth engine for developing economies. Importance of this sector cannot be neglected due to its utmost significance and contribution towards GDP growth and employment generation. SME sector in Pakistan is facing number of problems which acts as a hurdle in their growth. Major obstacles in the growth of SMEs include financial constraints, regulatory and fiscal constraint, infrastructure constraint and human resource constraint. These four factors are deteriorating SMEs growth in Pakistan....   [tags: Economics ]
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Obstacles That Weaken Democracy - Democracy is defined as a government that is governed by the people, where the supreme power is in the hands of the people and is exercised through a system of representation done through free elections. It is easily defined and understood, but the true test is to follow through the people’s expectations and be capable to overcome obstacles a democracy might face. Mexico has recently celebrated its bicentennial representing their independence and the centennial of their revolution, although they are major accomplishment, they continue to struggle to consolidate a democracy....   [tags: Government]
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Obstacles to Growth of SMEs - Voordeckers, and Steijvers (2006) surveyed Belgium banking sector, it was revealed that availability of collateral is one of the major issues due to which credit is not accessible. The determinants of collateral have intrigued scholars for decades. Although in reality many SMEs have to pledge personal collaterals and commitments. There is barely empirical evidence available about the determinants of these personal collateral and commitments. They were the first who empirically investigated the determinants of personal collateral and commitments simultaneously with the determinants of business collateral for SMEs in a bank oriented economy....   [tags: Economics ]
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Overcoming Obstacles in The Outsiders and The Time Traveler - ... Even in the future, he had to stay with the Eloi and learn to communicate and live amongst them to find his time machine. Facing the Morlocks and losing his friend took incredible amounts of courage. Facing a challenge creates a strenuous situation,but finding courage and overcoming the obstacle positively impacts the physical and mental welfare of an individual; ultimately concluding in personal growth Although a difficult situation is created, one needs to be able to stir up the courage that it takes to withstand and overcome any obstacle....   [tags: the outsiders, hinton]
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Oprah Winfrey: Overcoming Life's Obstacles - Oprah Gail Winfrey born January 29, 1954 is well-known for one the best talk shows called “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and is renowned for her supporting to charities and creating her own “Angels Network” aimed at inspiring people around the world to make differences in others lives for those who are less privileged. The reasons that I have selected Oprah Winfrey are because she is the best in her field, has over come personal obstacles, contributed greatly to society and has inspired others to achieve....   [tags: Biography]
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Special Needs Children Overcome Obstacles - Some people may look at a person with special needs and see disabilities. Some may feel nothing but sympathy, while others, through the lack of knowledge, overlook these amazing individuals completely. I am one of the lucky ones that not only has experienced having a person of special needs in their life, but to also have the insight to realize the impact of the life lessons that my friend Jeff Geis has taught me. Jeff, born with Down’s syndrome, has overcome obstacles in his life that most of us cannot even imagine....   [tags: Special Needs] 902 words
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Obstacles In Team Dynamics - Obstacles in Team Dynamics Abstract Students face obstacles on a daily basis. These may include personal, financial obstacles or obstacles at work. There are many ways to deal with them, and due to human nature, they are dealt with uniquely. Working within a team environment brings its own obstacles. This paper will discuss obstacles in team dynamics and how to overcome them. Obstacles in Team Dynamics By the time people reach adulthood, they have gone through many obstacles in their lives. Perhaps an individual has been passed over at work, had someone close to them die, lost a job, or just lost direction....   [tags: Teamwork]
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Obstacles To Pollution Prevention - Case Study - Corporate Obstacles to Pollution Prevention Overview This case focuses on corporate obstacles to pollution prevention. Pollution prevention can complex especially for large corporations. There are many different forms of pollution prevention including emissions control devices and incremental changes in existing technology. The author reviews the impact of emissions controlled devices, however the focus of the case study is on incremental changes in existing technology. Incremental changes include substituting one or two steps in a production process or relationship changes between production steps....   [tags: Corporate Social Responsibility CSR] 709 words
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Obstacles Toward Development - Obstacles Toward Development In this every day changing world, many of us are living in a comfortable home, have enough food to eat, well clothed, healthy, and financially independent. All these are provided to us because we are living in a well-developed country. Others in the third world nation are not so lucky. They may have no shelter, limited food supply, and unemployed. This is because their country is not well developed like ours. Problems that stop these countries from developing are 1....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Lifes Many Obstacles - Catcher - Life’s Many Obstacles In J. D. Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye” the protagonist, Holden, is faced with many obstacles. Like most tragic heroes, he is a man who is reasonably happy at the beginning of the tragedy, but as the tragedy develops, some failure in his personality begins to affect events, so that his progress is a movement from happiness to misery. The ultimate misery results from his final awareness of his personalities limits or failures. Much of Holden’s misery is a result of his inability to successfully handle particular problems regarding adolescence....   [tags: essays research papers] 846 words
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The Main Obstacles to Peace - The Main Obstacles to Peace There has been violence in the Middle East for the past 60 years, and there still seems to be no hope of a compromise between the Palestinians and the Israelis. In order for a peace settlement to work, both sides must agree to it, and must overcome the four main barriers which stand in the way. They must reach a compromise over the city of Jerusalem, showing it should be controlled by both peoples because of the joint history between them, the attitudes and expectations should try to be fulfilled, which would destroy the extremist movements on both sides of the conflict, but more importantly, it has to see a solution for the refugee crisis in this area of the world, that sometimes people believe are less deadly than the African refugee crisises....   [tags: Papers] 2675 words
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Jane Eyre Obstacles and Love - Jane Eyre Obstacles and love The novel, Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte is a story about a young orphaned girl and her quest for love. Jane, the young girl searches for love and acceptance through each setting; Gateshead, Lowood, Thornfield, Moor House, and Ferndean. Throughout these points in her life, the maturation and identity recognition of Jane becomes visible. It is only when, Jane flees from Rochester and Thornfield, and spends time at Moor House, that her maturation to womanhood is completed....   [tags: English Literature] 1468 words
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Overcoming Obstacles of Social Conventions in the Medieval Story, Eliduc - Eliduc is a typical medieval story of courtly love. The Lai contains the common characteristics of other Marie de France’s Lais; as a worthy and valiant knight is confused about his love life. The knight is caught between the duty he owes his wife and the new love he feels for a foreign princess. Oddly enough, the two female characters, his wife and his secret lover have similar names; Guildeleuc and Guilliadun. This is significant because these two women meet and rather than becoming enemies as would be expected, they work as a team and live together....   [tags: Eliduc]
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The Process of Writing - ... After a day or two of reflection, I present myself with a short list of topics that I find appealing and appropriate. I review my list of topics and select the one that I believe to be of the greatest interest to me. The selection of my writing topic is not a task taken lightly, it is a process requiring great care and consideration. Once the daunting task of selecting a topic is complete, I reluctantly begin researching the selected topic. All writing projects require some research to complete, but there is significant difference in the research required depending upon the type of paper being prepared....   [tags: Obstacles, Uncertainty] 809 words
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Obstacles to General Purpose Augmented Reality - Obstacles to General Purpose Augmented Reality Abstract Augmented reality allows the enhancement of the real world with text, images and virtual objects. General purpose augmented reality is designed to be used continuously, as a part of everyday life. While this is potentially very powerful, it will also be very difficult to implement. Introduction Augmented reality allows the enhancement of the real world with a computer generated virtual world. This virtual world can be simple or complex, and can contain text, labels, sounds, images and even virtual objects that appear to be real....   [tags: Virtual World Technology Essays] 3782 words
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Universal Healthcare: Political And Social Obstacles - Universal Healthcare: Political and Social Obstacles Many Americans are under the impression that the United States has the best health care system in the world. That may be true at many top medical centers but the disturbing truth is that this country, as a whole, lags well behind other advanced nations in delivering timely, effective, and affordable health care. This next presidential election might take the country in a new direction in terms of how our medical system is run. In fact “socialized medicine” has been mentioned numerous times in the current presidential debates....   [tags: Political Science] 1605 words
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The Physical, Social and Mental Obstacles in Eudora Welty's A Worn Path - “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty is a short story in which fulfills all aspects of literary connotations. Phoenix Jackson’s only true motivation to keep living was to help keep her young grandson live. While there are a multitude of literary elements and devices splurged throughout the story, some of the first ones to spot make the biggest impact. Phoenix Jackson’s name is revealed in the first three lines of text, and leads the reader to make an immediate assumption. She makes this trek over and over again, continuously, and as she nears the end of her life she will nourish her own son back to health....   [tags: a worn path] 671 words
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The Romantic Obstacles of Shakespeare in "Midsummer Night's Dream" and Soyinka's "Lion and the Jewel" - Love in literature is not uncommon, but it is the obstacles, depictions, and interpretations in that love that give pieces of literature their meanings. The plays "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare and "The Lion and the Jewel" by Wole Soyinka are both plays that give a definitive portrayal of love and power. However, their portrayals have several similarities and differences. These relationships and contrasts lie in the male and female gender roles, and the obstacles which intervene with the true or ideal love....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 1006 words
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The Major Obstacles to the Italian Movements in the Period 1815-70 - The Major Obstacles to the Italian Movements in the Period 1815-70 Since the Vienna Settlement of 1815 overlooked the growth of nationalism in Italy, the Italians started to unify themselves. Although they faced many obstacles both internally and externally, these obstacles were overcome by 1870. The Risorgimento, which means a revival glory and prestige of the old days, was a success. Internally, the unification movement faced the problem of localism. The Vienna Settlement made localism a prevailing idea after 1815....   [tags: Papers] 842 words
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The Chi Omega Spirit - Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Success - The Chi Omega Spirit - Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Success For as long as I can remember I have set high goals for myself regarding my future, my friendships, and my education. Entering college with these standards I knew that I wouldn’t settle for less than my best, and I would strive to amaze myself at my success. One thing I never fit into my planned path of achievement was any type of struggle, or obstacle that could alter the way I have thought for so long. The first month of college I fell upon an obstacle I never could have imagined....   [tags: Personal Narratives] 1384 words
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The Agricultural Economy of El Salvador: Obstacles and Resolutions - The Agricultural Economy of El Salvador: Obstacles and Resolutions Incomplete Essay 'If you've come to help me you're wasting your time. But if you've come because you believe your liberation somehow bound up in mine, stay and let us walk together.' -Aborigine proverb I. Introduction Rarely has a country so small been so afflicted by the tumult of social, political, and economic hardship as El Salvador. From natural disasters to a civil war, it seems as though an ominous dark cloud relentlessly hovers over this tiny country....   [tags: Essays Papers El Salvador History Economics] 2871 words
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Social and Legal Obstacles of Gay and Lesbian Parenting - Social and Legal Obstacles of Gay and Lesbian Parenting In the last decade there has been a rise in the number of lesbians and gay men forming their own families. Many do this through adoption, foster care, artificial insemination, and other means. Today, researchers have estimated that the number of children living with one gay or lesbian parent is six to fourteen million. Some have described this current period as a lesbian and gay “baby boom”. However, lesbian and gay parents face many social and legal obstacles (Lambda Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 1997)....   [tags: Homosexuality Families Parents Essays] 1675 words
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Overcomming Obstacles in Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathebane - Overcomming Obstacles in Kaffir Boy In the book Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathebane there are many obstacles that Mark the protagonist has to overcome. The first of his problems was to get through school in his poor South African ghetto. The second was to achieve his goal and receive a tennis scholarship to an American college. Mark’s father is one of the major antagonist, he was opposed anything to do with Mark getting an education in a school. He was a very traditional man and he didn’t like anything that had to do with the “white man”....   [tags: Kaffir Boy Mark Mathebane] 622 words
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Women in Post-Revolutionary Russia: The Opportunities and Obstacles - Women in Post-Revolutionary Russia: The Opportunities and Obstacles The last Tsar of Russia abdicated the throne in February of 1917. With the fall of the old regime, many old gender barriers fell, as well. The period after the Bolsheviks rose to power was a time of many changes for all Russians, but none were more affected than the women of the time. Lenin, the leader of the Bolshevik party (later called the Communists) was greatly disturbed by the domestic enslavement of Soviet women, and almost immediately granted political equality for females throughout the nation....   [tags: Russian Russia History] 1265 words
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Building Bridges: Overcoming Obstacles in Christian-Muslim Relations - dsfsCitain this January to take part in a seminar entitled "Building Bridges: Overcoming Obstacles in Christian-Muslim Relations". Tony Blair also praised these Christians and Muslims for coming together at the conference being hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, to promote post-September 11 dialogue. The is same George Carey who in November 2000 said he believed the use of military force, which has resulted in the murder of tens of thousands of Muslim lives in Afghanistan, was necessary”....   [tags: essays research papers] 2969 words
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England's Obstacles in The American Revolution - At the end of the Eighteenth Century, Great Britain had attained a magnitude of power and global influence, which led many Englishmen to assume, incorrectly, that a new Roman Empire had come about. A period of "prosperity and glory unknown to any other age" seemed to be opening for Great Britain and its colonies. Yet, in a few short years, through a war with its American colonies, it became evident the British Empire would eventually meet the same inauspicious decline and fall as the Roman Empire did centuries earlier (Miller 1)....   [tags: Essays on American Revolution]
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Resolving Conflict and Overcoming Obstacles in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun - Resolving Conflicts and Overcoming Obstacles in A Raisin In The Sun   In the play, A Raisin In The Sun, Mother tries to keep everything under control because she believes in her children and their dreams, yet understands that they still need to learn and strengthen their value's as they begin to realize their own aspirations. She is the head of the family around whom the conflicts arise and are resolved. After the death of her husband, Mother struggles to keep her family together by providing the support and guidance they need, and encouraging them to use good judgment and think of the family as a whole before making their decisions....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun]
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Beating the Odds: Finding Oneself through Overcoming Obstacles in Yann Martel’s Life of Pi and Ian McEwan’s The Cement Garden - ... The characters of both stories suffer from having something they were so bonded to taken away from them, such as their religious ways, or their parents. Overall, it allows those who suffered through this loss of innocence to grow from their experience. The characters in the stories are isolated from civilization, causing them not to follow the lows or customs outlined by the society. To begin with, Pi decides to get rid of his vegetarian lifestyle to survive at the sea. He not only forgets his vegetarian ways, but he also becomes a cannibal, defying the customs of civilization....   [tags: Greatest Fear, Societal Norms]
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Legal Workplace: Women Overcoming Obstacles - The legal workplace is a high demand job that requires a lot of sacrifices to achieve success. Attorneys at law work over the standard forty hours per week, and have to sacrifices many parts of their social life for their jobs. Women in law find work even more stressful and difficult to balance with home life because attorneys have high demand jobs. Women attorneys have to find a balance between the demands of practicing law and the demands of their traditional gender roles on the homestead. The legal workplace is unfortunately victim to discrimination, whether discrimination is quid pro quo, hostile work environment, or wrongful termination....   [tags: Law]
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Lance Armstrong and Overcoming Obstacles -     Pedaling strong through the Pyrenees Mountains at remarkable speed, Lance Armstrong approached the tenth stage of the Tour de France. Beginning at an elevation of thirty-three feet above sea level, Armstrong was in sixteenth position with five minutes and fifty-four seconds separating him and the leader. For many this would be an insurmountable amount of time to makeup, especially on a stage containing such a grueling and exhausting climb, but Armstrong saw it as an opportunity to put his great mountain-climbing skills to work (Stein 60)....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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Man Overcoming Great Obstacles - Some believe to live is to suffer, and in Hemingway’s “The Old Man And The Sea” this philosophy is dealt with and viewed in many situations. In this poignant short novel Ernest Hemingway beautifully illustrates the trials and tribulations of everyday man, through Santiago’s struggle at sea. The old man’s adventure with the marlin is one of loss, pride, and achievement all combined into one emotional fight for life itself. Hemingway’s use of allegory in “The Old Man And The Sea” establishes many deeper aspects that man struggles with in everyday life....   [tags: essays research papers] 909 words
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Overcoming Obstacles for Successful Pain Control in the Emergency Department - According to Tanabe and Buschmann (1999), pain is one of “the most common complaints in the emergency department.” The reasons for patients coming to the emergency department are very atypical, the goal no matter what the complaint is, is to be help as quickly as possible and to decrease the amount of discomfort as soon as possible. Recent publications have shown that 70% of patients with acute painful conditions do not receive any pain medications in the emergency department (Tanabe & Buschmann, 1999)....   [tags: Nursing ]
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The History and Obstacles of Facing International Human Rights Proliferation - ... This would not be the first time that the Declaration would be scrutinized. There would undoubtedly be more controversy about what rights are essential and who should be entitled to them in the coming years. Although the first strides towards international equality had been taken, cries for equal rights for all continued across the globe throughout the 1950’s and 60’s. The Civil Rights movement in the United States would lead to protests against segregation and demand equal rights for all races....   [tags: Bill of Rights, freedom, culture, religion, UN]
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The Extent to Which Austria was the Main Obstacle to the Unification of Italy in the Period 1815-1849 - The Extent to Which Austria was the Main Obstacle to the Unification of Italy in the Period 1815-1849 In the period immediately after the Vienna settlement in 1815 and up to the widespread revolutions throughout Europe and especially Italy in 1848 and 1849, the prospect of a united Italy seemed almost a distant dream. There were a range of obstacles in between progress to a unified state. These included the outright strength of foreign powers and in particular of Austria in suppressing revolution and thereafter its ability to recover quickly....   [tags: Papers] 2112 words
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The Communist Party as the main obstacle to Hitler’s Creation of a Nazi Dictatorship - The Communist Party as the main obstacle to Hitler’s Creation of a Nazi Dictatorship I personally think the communists were not the main threat. First in this essay I am going to express my views on Hitler’s political opponents I will also look at the other potential threats to Hitler and show, which one was the main obstacle towards his creation of a Nazi dictatorship....   [tags: Papers] 601 words
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The Obstacle Course of Human Nature - The Obstacle Course of Human Nature Since the origin of humanity it has been an inevitable phenomenon that the human race will constantly be in a state of conflict. For whatever specific reason one side may have, people in general feel the need to do whatever they can to come out of a struggle on top gloriously and victoriously. No battle throughout all of the ages has been larger, perhaps, than the battle between the male and female gender. In numerous of James Thurber's stories, he tells the stories of men in their daily lives....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 2055 words
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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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Zeus Obstacle - One of the greatest goddesses who lived atop mount Olympus was the goddess Athena. Athena was known as being the goddess of wisdom, war, the arts, and industry, Furthermore; she aided many desperate warriors on their journeys, and for this she is considered very just. With all of her contributions to the race of man such as the olive, the ability to tame the horse, and her creation of the potters wheel, she was greatly admired by humans. Athena was a very thoughtful and intelligent goddess, very rarely did she become angered, and more often thought of a solution, which was beneficial rather than vengeful....   [tags: essays research papers] 880 words
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The Benefits and Obsticles of Sustainable Progress in an Energy Efficient and Aware Community - Implementing green techniques and products into existing homes and communities is not only more economical but also supported by government programs; however, due to lack of education, cost, and willingness on the part of the consumer, implementing these changes takes time. Now that spring is here, homeowners are taking action and cleaning house, both inside and outside, getting rid of old items that no longer function well, while making repairs along the way. As a result, homeowners are finding that there are more economic variables to consider in this new Millennium, as we shift our concerns toward green living and making sustainable1(MIRIAM) improvements....   [tags: Energy ]
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The Power of Patience - The Civil Rights Movement represents a “mass movement” were blacks unified to combat the ideologies of white supremacy, racism and discrimination. During this movement when challenging the social and political framework of society, blacks faced may obstacles. The books Walking with the Wind by John Lewis and Civilities and Civil Rights by William H. Chafe demonstrate the obstacles faced by the participants in the sit-ins and those faced by the Freedom Riders. Both the sit-ins and the Freedom Rides are examples of non-violence resistance used to show “firsthand the kind of anger and ugliness that the peaceful movement for civil rights was promoting in the South (Lewis, 99)”....   [tags: American History, Social Issues] 1546 words
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Critique of Welty's A Worn Path - “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty, is the tale of an elderly black woman who shows an enormous amount of determination when it comes to helping her unceasingly ill grandson. Phoenix Jackson is the main character in Welty’s “A Worn Path.” Throughout the story, Miss Phoenix Jackson travels the same path every day overcoming whatever obstacles she encounters as she strives along the path in the contribution of her grandson’s health, for he is whom Phoenix habitually travels this “worn path.” Furthermore, the story must be noted for its simplicity, and vast metaphoric symbolism....   [tags: Eudora Welty, Essays on A Worn Path]
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Group Support Systems - Various methods have been used to capture user requirements. They include use of models, prototypes, cases among other techniques. The traditional way of doing requirements analysis has not been sufficient since they have left the task of analysis to the developer yet the users will be the main users. The research evaluates previous studies that have evaluated past requirement capture methodologies and techniques A comprehensive synthesis of requirement analysis and knowledge acquisition is provided by (Byrd et al....   [tags: Information Technology ]
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Pursuit of Knowledge in Inferno and The Open Boat - Pursuit of Knowledge in Inferno and The Open Boat It is inherent for man to want to understand more about himself and the universe in which he lives. Galilio Galilei stated, "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." However, the pursuit of knowledge has not been easy, for man has endured several obstacles, whether willingly or by chance as presented in Genesis, Dante's "Inferno," and Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat." Since his creation, man has encountered obstacles in his pursuit of knowledge....   [tags: Divine Comedy Inferno Essays] 630 words
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Defining a Hero - To the world today, a hero is someone distinguished by exceptional courage, nobility, or strength; but really, anyone can be a hero. A hero can vary from someone as well-known as George Washington to someone as unheard of as anyone’s very own mother. Someone who has done a good deed for someone else is hero. The biggest heroes are the ones in well-known books and plays, such as Odysseus from The Odyssey, or have made a huge difference in the history of this world, like Mahatma Gandhi. Siddhartha Gautama is a hero, but not in the same way Odysseus or Gandhi are....   [tags: Mythology ]
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Actionable Intelligence - Outline Broad Topic #5: Using two examples covered in H100, analyze the efficacy of various techniques used by military units to obtain actionable intelligence in order to achieve mission success. What factors have proved, over time to be the greatest obstacles to obtaining actionable intelligence. In your analysis, be sure to address what techniques appear to be most favored by military forces—and why. How effective have such techniques been in the past and how effective do you believe they will be in the near future....   [tags: Intelligence] 2293 words
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The Yellow Wallpaper - The Yellow Wallpaper In the short story 'The Yellow Wallpaper'; by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the narrator and her husband move to a colonial mansion for three months in order to help the narrator get better. She moves upstairs in this horrid room with yellow wallpaper. Throughout the story she studies the wallpaper because she isn't allowed out of the room that much because her husband, John, a physician, says that it is best that she stays inside. As she learns more about the wallpaper she realizes that she sees a woman inside it and she spends a lot of time plotting how to free the woman....   [tags: essays research papers] 1314 words
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To Return or Not Return to School - The decision to return to school was not an easy one to make. It is so easy to come up with reasons not to. There are many things that can detour you from moving forward with your education. In my particular case, the three things that would be considered an obstacle for me would be my career, my family, and, last but not least, myself. In my line of work, which is in the medical field, it is hard to go by a set schedule. There are times when I am required to arrive at work as early as six o’clock in the morning and other times as late as nine o’clock in the morning; my departure time fluctuates accordingly as a result....   [tags: Personal Ambition] 617 words
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Book Twelve of The Odyssey - Book Twelve of The Odyssey In book twelve of The Odyssey, the main character, Odysseus, is confronted with three obstacles that he and his crew must conquer in order to get home to Ithaca. The first of the three obstacles that Odysseus and his crew must face are the sirens and their enchanting melody. This obstacle is the easiest one for the war heroes to conquer, all they have to do is plug their ears and sail past the siren's island. Odysseus adds a twist by having himself tied to the mast of his ship where he can here the song, but cannot be drawn to his death....   [tags: Free Essays] 406 words
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