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The Natural History of Whale Sharks - What is the largest fish in the world. The answer would be the Rhincodon typus, or commonly known as, the whale shark. The whale shark is vey unique because unlike normal sharks, the whale shark is a filter feeder and so, does not have use of its teeth. The whale shark is also about the size of a bus. However, like many animals in the world today, they are considered vulnerable according to the IUCN. They are seen often in the tropical areas, but many behavior and movement mechanism of the whale shark are still unknown....   [tags: Rhincodon typus, sharks, zebra sharks]
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Sharks and Conservation - Everyone knows the famous opening tune to the famous 1975 Spielberg movie Jaws, which portrays the chaos that sharks can cause. From then until now, movies that showcase the ever-violent personalities of sharks have been popular in the media. They are seen as the face of oceanic brutality, whether they bite off people’s arms or cause turbulence in beach parties. Little does the world know about the dangers that we, humans, do to these natural predators of the oceans. Sharks have been on this earth for nearly 450 billion years....   [tags: shark history, shark attacks, shark hunting]
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Overivew of Sharks - The bright blue lights beamed through the glass, stealing my attention from everything I was focused on. The beams bounced from glass to glass, causing simultaneous reflections. My family and I stepped onto a deep black, slow moving ground that dragged us through a seemingly endless tunnel. Looking down the tunnel, you could see nothing but still shades of blue. Dark shadows of the giant creatures swimming above us began taking over the light that shone like silver through the water around us. As we entered deeper and deeper into the tunnel I was able to better observe these large and enticing animals....   [tags: Marine Life, Sea Life]
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The Decrease of Sharks and Its Effects - The Decrease of Sharks and Its Effects The more the better--- so true. If only people believed this worked for sharks. Ever since you’ve been a child, you’ve been told that sharks are impregnable. Not true. Sharks don’t like to attack unless they are forced to. Movies and other media, like Jaws, make us think sharks are monstrous killing machines. Actually, sharks are helpful. They keep the ocean in order, not letting the balance fall. At the head of the food chain, sharks are the strongest, most ferocious creatures in the ocean....   [tags: shark finning, shark-bite, hunting]
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Banning Overfishing of Sharks for Their Fins - Banning overfishing of sharks for their fins Imagine if you and the people closest to you were just doing what you normally do day to day when all of a sudden out of nowhere someone traps you in a net holding you against your will cutting your arms and legs off then just leave you there bleeding to death. Everyday tens of millions of sharks are murdered and hunted primarily for their fins to be used in soup. The definition of shark fining means the removal of shark fins while the rest of the body is thrown back into the ocean to drown, starve or get eaten by another animal all leading up to death....   [tags: environmental concerns and policies] 840 words
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Sharks are Being Hunted to Extinction - ... (Heimbuch) They maintain species diversity by preying upon the most available species. They act as crowd control to help maintain the balance of the ecosystem. Sharks also act as a food sources for other sharks and killer whales. (Heimbuch) Without sharks, the balance of the ocean will break down, which will create a devastating effect. (Heimbuch) Many of the shark species are on the endangered list and are close to become extinct. Researchers estimate that by 2017, twenty species of sharks will become extinct because of overfishing....   [tags: ecosystem, finning, endangered]
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Earths Water is Full of Sharks - ... Frequently during the day they dwell into deeper water outside the reef edge to depths of about 500 feet. Lastly, the Tiger Sharks life span is still uncertain, yet scientists make the assumption of approximately 30 to 40 years. Whale Shark is a big fearsome but a gentle shark compare to the others. It is the only living member of its family and the world’s largest living fish. It has a gigantic mouth that extends across the full width of the flattened head. The mouth is at the front of its head not under the head like most sharks....   [tags: species, habitat, researchers] 1505 words
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Sharks: Predators with a Purpose - Shark. For many, their size, power, and great, mouthwatering jaws fill us with fear and fascination. Not for me, I’m bewitched by them. Sharks kill only a few people each year, but media coverage and movie representation of attacks have marked sharks as voracious killing machines. Our fears—and appetites—fuel an industry that hunts more than 100 million sharks each year and threatens to purge these vital predators from the oceans. The shark is an enchanting creature, over 400 different swim in the ocean today....   [tags: mouthwatering jaws, marine life]
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Sharks Do Not Deserve Their Reputation - ... In earlier times, the ocean was a source of mystery and adventure, and many seafarers dreamed up legends about all of the strange and wonderful creatures they encountered. Sharks did not do anything to deserve their reputation; their appearance just frightened sailors. Since the beginning of our race, humans have been fascinated by the ocean: deep and mysterious, far and different from the familiar land that we know. Among the likes of other animals, sharks have been the subject of mythology by nearly every civilization that had contact with the ocean and the creatures it harbors....   [tags: fishermen, ocean, devour] 553 words
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What Causes Sharks to Attack? - ... 2). Humans may accidentally imitate the movements of shark’s general prey or they may unknowingly act as if they are injured to a shark. These movements may make a shark curious enough to investigate. (par. 2) Upon further investigation, a swimmer or surfer may appear similar to a sea turtle or a seal, peeking a shark’s interest, and an attack could occur. I believe this to be the most logical assumption as to why sharks attack. The question of whether sharks are more likely to attack males versus females has been recorded statistically by the Florida Museum of Natural History....   [tags: beaches, oceans, shark attacks]
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Evidence on Prehistoric Sharks - Evidence on Prehistoric Sharks One of the previous papers in English class required the class to pick a paper to explore, this question will be concentrated on further in the synthesis essay. What evidence do scientist have to prove that prehistoric sharks existed. The reason behind picking this question wasn’t just to find proof that these monsters swam the seas, but to learn more about them from different resources. One of the resources that were used was a chapter in Angelo Mojetta’s book Sharks, called “ The Birth Of A Legend”....   [tags: Archeology]
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How do Sharks Hunt? - ABSRACT This research report is a brief explanation on how one of nature’s apex predators, the shark, and how the way sharks hunt and track down their prey. The hunting process for sharks will be explained in sequencing order starting from how sharks sense their prey, to how the way sharks stalk their prey, and what happens when sharks capture their prey. Also a brief explanation will be discussed about how two peculiar species of sharks, Hammer head sharks and Long nose saw sharks, about their body shape, their diet plan, and how the way their unique attribute and how the way they use this attribute to help these two breeds in their hunting game....   [tags: maritime biology, oceanography]
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Local Movement of Sharks - The capability of movement is one of the defining characteristics of animals. This act of motility can be performed in a variety of ways, such as swimming, flying, or walking, and for a variety of purposes. These purposes include finding food, mating, finding a suitable habitat, or to escape predators. More specifically, types of movement can be placed into two broad categories: local movement and migration. The great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, is a species of shark that exhibits both of these movement behaviors and frequently they result in shark-human interaction....   [tags: organisms, breeding, animals] 2340 words
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Sharks Have Been Misjudged - I’m sure everyone here has seen jaws and heard that scary theme music that goes with it. Films like this have given a big reputation to sharks being dangerous and the threatening sea animals. The media also doesn’t help this. Today I will be arguing for the rights of these misjudged sharks and how this new “catch and kill policy” is totally wrong. I am sure that after this you will believe, like me and so many others that sharks are Jaw-some and should not be culled. To start off I would like to update everyone on what the catch and kill policy is....   [tags: death, ecosystem, capture] 518 words
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Importance of Sharks - EGTETFTF Thesis: Sharks should be conserved because they are an important part of the ocean, attacks are often incidental, and human behavior influences the behavior of sharks. I. Sharks are essential for survival of ocean life. A. Sharks are a vital part of medical research 1. Cartilage extracts slowed the growth of tumors in cancer patients. 2. Corneas of sharks have replaced the damaged corneas of humans. B. Sharks are an indispensable food source. 1. Shark liver oil is a major source of vitamin A....   [tags: essays research papers] 482 words
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Sharks - Sharks Sharks are one of the most feared carnivores in the sea. There are 365 species of of sharks in the sea as we know today. All sharks are carnivores. Most of them eat live fish, including other sharks. A shark's most common natural enemy is an another shark. Most sharks eat their prey whole, or they tear off large chunks of the bodies. Some sharks crush their prey. Others take out small pieces off flesh from large fish. Sharks also feed on dead or dying animals. Sharks have the reputation of attacking human beings....   [tags: Papers] 1044 words
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Sharks - INTRODUCTION Although sharks belong to the class Chondrichtyes, there are many different types. Sharks arose about 350 million years ago and have remained virtually unchanged for the past 70 million years and still comprise a dominant group. It is thought that sharks almost certainly evolved from placoderms, a group of primitive jawed fishes. It took a long series of successful and unsuccessful mutations with fin, jaw positions etc to give us all the different designs of sharks around today. When asked to draw a shark, most people would draw a shape along the lines of the whaler shark family, tigers or a mackeral shark such as a porbeagle....   [tags: Papers] 1706 words
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Sharks - SHARKS There are more that 250 species of sharks, ranging from the harmless whale shark to the ferocious great white. I will describe the feeding habits and localities of the three greatly known to mankind: the great white shark (Carcharodon Carcharias), the tiger shark (Galeocerdo Cuvieri), and the bull shark (Carcharhinus Leucas). The great white shark, known as Carchardon Carcharias, feeds regularly on marine mammals, such as seals, sea lions, otters, dolphins, and whales. Samuel Gruber in Discovering Sharks writes that the great white consumes marine mammals when they come across a deceased one....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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SHARKS - Out of all the species walking, flying, slithering or swimming, there aren't many who have been around as long, survived as well, or come in so many shapes and kinds as the shark. The earliest evidences of sharks are isolated spines, teeth and scales that appeared about 430 million years ago in the Silurian Period, known as the "Age of Fishes". Sharks have a sleek, streamlined design which helps them swim without using up a lot of energy.They certainly need to conserve their energy because they never really sleep and most of them never stop swimming....   [tags: essays research papers] 963 words
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Sharks - Rulers of the Ocean - Have you ever seen Jaws. Do you remember that blood-curdling scream as one of the girls was being attacked by the great white. That is how I felt as the sharks started to circle us. You could see the fear in our eyes. You could feel the ocean shudder as we all shook from excitement and trepidation. This is how most people feel about sharks. That is why researchers are trying their hardest to dispel all of the rumors about sharks. The only problem the researchers have is the local governments. They setup regulations banning people from coming in contact with any endangered animal....   [tags: Personal Narratives] 801 words
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Hammerhead Sharks - Hammerhead Sharks Marine Science/ Per. 1 Sharks are one of the most feared sea animals. They live in oceans across the world but are most common in tropical waters. There are over three hundred fifty species of sharks. They can be broadly categorized into the following four groups: Squalomorphii, Squatinomorphii, Batoidea, and Galeomorphii. The shark family Sphyrnidae that includes the Hammerheads are part of the Galeomorphic classification. They are probably the most easily recognizable of all the sharks....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Tiger sharks - Tiger Sharks The tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, is a large (up to 18ft) predator found in tropical and subtropical waters world wide. Tiger sharks are one of the three main shark species known to attack humans, and are responsible for most shark attacks in Hawaii. Less than one shark attack occurs per year on average in Hawaii (compared to an annual average of 40 thousand drowning) and mosts attacks are non-fatal. This attack rate is surprisingly low considering that thousand of people swim, surf and dive in Hawaiian waters every day....   [tags: essays research papers] 599 words
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The Sharks Potential in the Cure for Human Cancer - The Sharks Potential in the Cure for Human Cancer Thumbing through the pages of Business Week, the headline read Maybe Jaws Can Put the Bite on Cancer. Interested, I continued to read the short article. According to the reporter, Otis Port, researchers at California State University in Fresno say that they have isolated four substances in shark cartilage that appear to inhibit cancer (93). Curious, I continued to read the rest of the article. The chemicals block a mechanism discovered in the mid-1980s at Harvard University: Tumor cells secrete a protein called angiogenin that entices blood vessels to grow close to cancers and nourish them....   [tags: Fish Illnesses Medicine Papers]
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The Secret Life Of Great White Sharks - Great White Sharks are greatly misinterpreted as vicious man-eaters because of the media, movies, and people’s imaginations, but they are actually large fish who mistake people for seals and other marine life. What is a great white shark. The great white, among the least understood of Earth’s creatures, is an apex predator, meaning that it is at the top of the food chain with no natural predators. This means great whites have their pick of food when it comes to selecting their prey (Klimley 15)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Shark Finning: Should the Practice Be Banned? - Shark Finning: Should the Practice Be Banned. Ten rows of razor sharp teeth, a jagged fin, rapid swimming speeds, and a vicious bite—it’s easy to understand why so many humans are afraid of the kings of the ocean. Sharks are an apex predator in the ocean, yet their numbers are dropping more and more every day. Why is such a dominant species being depleted, you ask. Humans. On average, humans kill 3 sharks every second. This is stunning compared to the mere ten humans sharks mistakenly kill each year....   [tags: Humans, Sharks, Ocean, Killings]
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Sea Creatures Categorized as Zooplankton, Nekton, and Benthos - ... Some of the other species have their rays found on their tails. Depending on which species it is you will get either a higher or lower voltage from their rays. Bull sharks are found worldwide. Bull sharks are able to swim in both saltwater and freshwater. Some bull sharks are even found in shallow rivers. It is more common for them to attack in salt water than for them to attack in fresh water. Bull sharks are naturally aggressive animals. The bull sharks are most likely responsible for deaths of humans near the shore, they are the ones who cause the shark attacks....   [tags: species, fish, sharks] 1140 words
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Predator in the Ocean - ... Great white sharks can be found in the United States, South Africa, Japan, Chile, and the Mediterranean. So in the waters of the Pacific Ocean and South Atlantic Ocean is where they can be found. Due to over fishing of the Great white shark and other sharks has caused the problem of the loss of this great Predator. In the 80’s Great white shark hunting was one of the main ocean fisherman prize fishing. With the average price of great white shark for meat and other reasons they would usually sell for $1,500 for the great white and other sharks go for $800 and less depending on size and type....   [tags: overfishing, great white sharks] 711 words
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Beware of Sharks - Their cottage was large enough to accommodate guests, and Neil, missing his friend, asked if Gabe could join them. Esther agreed and invited his mother as well. They came up on a few weekends and then by persuasion, expanded to a couple of weeks. Gabe was allowed to stay the entire summer. When Mrs. Turner remarried, Gabe's new step-father, Mr. Walter Hawkins, began coming up on weekends also. Mr. Hawkins would make his appearance on Friday nights and leave Sunday after dinner. He always insisted on taking them all to dinner on Saturday evening, always surprising us with unexpected international cuisines; from oriental to western, Moroccan to Indian....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1172 words
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Three Species of Shark - ... These laws are put in place to stop radical politicians, making premature decisions and putting in place inhumane policies that will exploit threatened species. Fortunately the policy is opposed by a huge number of animal rights activist groups , these include but are not limited to, The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Greenpeace Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society. Marine scientists and Marine experts are also opposed to the policy, so what does this tell us. It tells us that murdering these animals is the wrong thing to do....   [tags: great white, bull and tiger sharks] 715 words
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Shark Population Decline - Every Jaws fan knows the shark gets it in the end. What they do not know is that too many sharks have gotten it; and that has caused a rapid decline in the shark population over the past thirty years. Since the 1970's, sharks of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico shores have declined eighty-five percent. Sharks are vital animal to our world's ecosystem, and if the decline is not controlled; we could be facing devastating problems in years to come. Information has been obtained from two books: The Shark Almanac by Thomas B....   [tags: Sharks Extinction Population Endangered Species] 1505 words
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Shark Conservation - Shark Conservation Abstract Arising over 350 million years ago, the shark species has been labeled as a human devourer. Now, with the increase in human population, the demand for shark meat, fins, and cartilage are at an all time high; therefore, the existence of the shark is becoming a concern (Budker 1971). Individuals are conditioned to think of sharks as a negative aspect to the environment, which is prolonging the effort to save shark species from becoming extinct. With that in mind, some private as well as national organizations have accepted the challenge of educating and informing people about the existence of the shark specie and its importance to the sea....   [tags: Sharks Sea Life Animals Essays]
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Shark Attacks - Shark Attacks The serious attacks are mainly by four species. The Bull shark. the Tiger, the Great White and the Oceanic Whitetip shark. The Grey Nurse (Sand Tiger) and the Bronze Whaler have for many years been blamed for many attacks but it seems nearly all were mistaken identity. The Grey Nurse is now protected in most States in Australia. The Great White is the largest and has a high percentage of fatal attacks. The Bull shark is responsible for a lot of attacks on swimmers and people in shallow water....   [tags: Sharks Ocean Life Attacks Essays] 4150 words
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The Need for Sharps Safety in Hospital Settings - ... Hypodermic needles, suture needs, blood collection needles, scalpels and IV stylets are the leading cause of sharps injuries (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010). The fact that sharps are involved in most of the key clinical procedures underpins the importance of sharps safety. Creating a sharps safety clinical site begins with the nurse. At the level of an individual health practitioner, there are four approaches to prevent sharps injury. Organization of the working site is the most significant....   [tags: health care, patient care] 933 words
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Allotment of Shares for the Verity Company - INTRODUCTION This case deals with Company Law and more specifically with share capital in relation to allotment of shares and transfer of shares. With reference to the Companies Act 2006 and appropriate case law it is hoped that a reasoned conclusion is reached for the issues put forward by Verity. ALLOTMENT OF SHARES The general provisions for the allotment of shares are found in sections 549 to 551 of the Companies Act 2006 and there are different provisions depending on what type of company is involved....   [tags: company law]
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The Three Types of Preferance Shares - There are three types of preference shares: 1. Participating or non – participating shares Once the sum specified by the firm has been paid to the preference shareholder, and then some amount to the ordinary shareholder, there can always have some extra profits which should be decide of how to share them among the shareholders. The issue arises when we think of the preferential shareholders of whether they should have a part in the surplus profits of the firm or not and a similar question arise is if the firm is wound up, they are known to get a share in the surplus profits of the firm then they are known as participating preference share....   [tags: business, profit, redeemed] 685 words
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Setting up a Company by Shares - ... The shareholders holders of the Romanian joint-stock company can be either natural or legal persons. The minimum number of shareholders is two. For the Joint Stock Company the minimum share capital cannot be below 90,000 RON the equivalent of at least 25,000 Euro and is divided into shares having a minimum value of 0.1 RON. The amount of the minimum share capital may be modified by the Government so as to represent the equivalent of 25,000 Euro. The founders must subscribe to the entire social capital of the company and must pay at least 30% of its value, the rest of to 70% having to be paid within 12 months following the incorporation of the company in case the shares have been subscrib...   [tags: joint stock company] 819 words
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The Difference between Sukuk and Shares - ... While issuer of the salam sukuk is seller, who has promised to deliver goods at some future stipulated time period. The only important point in this type of sukuk is the goods must be standardized and available in the market. So that if in future issuer/seller unable to provide goods in time, subscriber/buyer can purchase them easily from the market. Istisna sukuk: istisna is again a forward sale of manufactured goods. Subscriber of istisna sukuk will bear risk of maintenance and any damage of the manufactured goods as subscriber is the owner of the goods....   [tags: Arab financial system] 2107 words
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Benefits and Pitfalls of Short-selling Shares - ... Ethical models of reasoning and their application The ethical decision making model mentioned in the article includes the philosophical analysis and stakeholder impact analysis. The stakeholder impact analysis takes into consideration the impact of decisions on various stakeholders. Some of the stakeholders of NRFs include the management of the NRFs, investors, the companies targeted by NRFs and the regulators. Like any other firms, the NRFs’ interest is to maximize profit through short selling....   [tags: ethical, investors. market] 1773 words
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Land, Stocks and Shares in the UK - Land, Stocks and Shares in the UK The UK is well known within the EU of having a high percentage of homeowners. With this, financial institutions have to cater for a widespread of people in order to provide mortgages. As this will involve large amounts of money, lenders have to access the risk and take the necessary precautions. These precautions tend to be taken in the form of a security. The two main forms of security that are generally taken are land, stocks and shares. Land being the most common within the UK....   [tags: Papers] 1281 words
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Why Firms Buy Back Their Own Shares - ... If a company believe their shares are undervalued (share price is temporarily depressed) they are more likely to undertake a share repurchase program. This is because they believe they can create shareholder value by buying back their shares at a discount to intrinsic value. Undervaluation is the most common explanation provided for why companies repurchase their shares. The signalling theory assumes that share repurchases can be regarded as management’s signal to the market that the current market price of the share is undervalued....   [tags: undervaluation, substitution, dividends] 1980 words
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COFCO and its Acquisition of Shares in Smithfield and Maverick - China’s large population and untapped market potential has made it an ideal paradise for investors and multinational corporations to invest into by trying to break into the market in different ways, mostly through joint ventures or research and development centers. Now, China has become the largest foreign direct investor for the past ten years as encouraged by the Chinese government. China has expanded into other markets, most notably in Sudan in which China has built oil refineries while helping to indirectly start an economic boom in the politically unstable country for which China has been called out for....   [tags: Business Management]
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Co-Ownership of Land: The Aqcuisition of Rights and the Quantification of Shares - Current English land law on the co-ownership of interests of land has developed quite a contentious history pertaining to the relationship between the acquisition of rights and the quantification of the shares. In terms of co-ownership, there are huge variances and legal consequences when legal ownership is in one person’s name compared to two. These differences can be seen in various landmark cases which have created precedent and developed refined principles such as Lloyds Bank plc v Rosset and the Stack v Dowden....   [tags: land law, landmark cases, co-ownership law]
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Microsoft shares the wealth - Why MICROSOFT decided to pay dividends in 2003. 1.1 The company might see itself stepping in ¡§Maturity Stage¡¨ - Harder to grow, revenue growth slide down Investors buy stock for one of two reasons; either it will grow in value or pay a dividend. If a company stops growing, stockholders will demand a dividend. If they don't get it, they will sell their stock. In the history, Microsoft enjoyed incredible growth, so dividend was unnecessary. Recent Microsoft dividends may tell us that the company has ended its growth phase and is now a 'mature' company....   [tags: essays research papers] 611 words
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Evaluating Ordinary Shares - Ordinary shares are the most common class of share and are also known as the "equity capital" of the company. From Inland Revenue (<a href="http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/manuals/svmanual/03/SVM03020.htm">http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/manuals/svmanual/03/SVM03020.htm</a>) ordinary shares have 4 main characters; <ol> <li value="1"> The right to all profits remaining after the payment of any preference dividend and to whatever dividend is voted to them by the shareholders on the advice of the Board at a general meeting....   [tags: Management] 676 words
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Duties of Directors and Shareholders in a Singapore Company - Difference between Directors and Shareholders Directors: One of the main requirements to register a Singapore Private Limited Company is that to have at least one Singapore resident director. This means that the person have to be a Singapore citizen, Singapore Permanent resident or Entrepreneur Pass holder. Duties of directors fall under two broad categories: 1. Statutory duties of care, skill and diligence, and 2. General Law duties or fiduciary duties of loyalty and good faith. Statutory duties are administrative duties, enforced by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA) such as: 1. General duties of disclosure....   [tags: Management, Shares] 527 words
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Sport Pilot School Shares Experiences - Al and Tim Adelman, father and son owners of Chesapeake Sport Pilot, decided to give up careers as attorneys to work in a field fueled by their passion for aviation. Their Stevensville, MD flight school opened its doors in February of 2007 with one light sport aircraft. Al and Tim shared their experiences in building the flight school this week at AirVenture. Tim Adelman first flew at the age of 16, and while completing his college degree and MBA, he offered his CFI services on the side. He realized the potential for an LSA flight school while working on a program for the Department of Justice which uses LSA aircraft for law enforcement....   [tags: Business Analysis] 1518 words
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Slashing Shards - The front window shattered and a black oblong object rolled toward us, sending off a wild shrieking noise - a stench filled the room as a thin grey fog. “Down!” I said. My reactions were those of someone who had been in combat but no matter how rusty, I knew we needed to get out of there. Nothing good was about to happen. The old man hustled from behind the counter holding what looked like a silk scarf in his hands, and advanced on the object. He motioned us to get behind him with his head, never taking his eyes off the thing on the floor, which had begun to spin slowly....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 859 words
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Alex Ferguson Shares His Life Story in The Ferguson Life Story - Sir Alex Ferguson was the most important man in football for the past 25 years. In result of all his qualifications through the years, Sir Alex began to gather his thoughts for his own book. Given the measure of his achievements, and the brilliance of the football teams he created over 27 years at Old Trafford, Alex put together a 402-page continuation of the Ferguson life story. He shares his achievements, significant moments and thoughts for the first time in his life. Not only is it incredible to hear about Ferguson’s life but also to hear it from the man himself....   [tags: football, manager, club]
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The Music Industry and Technology: Changing the Way the World listens and Shares Music - ... This is a positive alternative for artists who obtain a ‘DIY’ approach to promoting themselves and gain success without having to pay a extensive amount of money. This development gives the artist control and lets them deal directly with their image and the way they perceive themselves to the world. Compared to artists who undertake a record deal and lack control within their promotion and the cut of their sales online. A successful example of a band that has acquired fame through the opportunities of Online Distribution is Canadian rock group ‘Walk Off The Earth’....   [tags: online distribution, itunes] 2263 words
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Creating a Model to Forecast the Adjusted Close Price of Paddy Power PLC Shares - ... A histogram or probability plot of the residuals can be used to analyse the normality of the error terms. If the histogram has a tail or the probability plot shows a skew then the residuals do not follow a normal distribution. In order to obtain constant variance(heteroscedasticity) in a model, it is sometimes a good idea to transform the response variable. For example, when the variance is incraeasing with the mean a Y -> log(Y) transformation can often be a good idea. To find the best possible transformation an algorithm such as the Box-Cox transformation can be used....   [tags: statistical modeling techniques] 2065 words
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Jaws: A Bite Out of Reality - “I am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends, not food (Finding Nemo).” This child's movie has some accuracy in the sense of a sharks image must be changed in order for the “mindless eating machine” label to be taken away. There is one movie that deserves all the blame for this inaccurate labeling of sharks, and that movie is “Jaws.” Released in 1975, Steven Spielberg directed a movie that changed the minds of ocean swimmers forever....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Book Value: The Chanllenges of Investing in The Stock Market - Introduction The idea of investing in the stock market is at times challenging. Heightened activities witness the stock market itself. These activities gained the investor’s interest increasingly. The stock market patterns have changed due to the current globalization and integration of the subsequent markets. Just to name some of the global markets are New York Stock Market, Hong Kong Stock exchange among others. Sometimes these market patterns have changed due to politico-economic backgrounds (Hamid Faruqee, 2008, p....   [tags: stock market, shares, economy]
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A Brief Look at Shark Culling - ... The marine life that is the shark’s food source would start to overpopulate with nothing to prey on it. One possible reason that sharks are coming closer to shores is that their natural food source is diminishing due to overfishing by humans. To stop sharks from being too near to popular swimming locations, fishermen need to expand or change their hunting areas. One reason for culling sharks is that when there are sharks in populated areas, people’s lives are in danger therefore if there are fewer sharks there will be a lesser chance of people being seriously injured or killed....   [tags: keeping beaches shark free]
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A Study of the American Stock Market - The history of stock markets or exchanges is long and complex, and dates back before the birth of America. Early records of stock markets go clear back to the 1600’s when it consisted mostly of spice trades and shipping. The stock markets as we know them today are much different of course, and that is because of their vast ability to facilitate business all over the world. The American stock market, which we will be focusing on, was adapted from the English stock market, which during the early years was the biggest of all markets....   [tags: shares and financiall exchanges] 1433 words
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Eckbo and Masulis to Armitage Stocks - What is wrong with rights issues. Introduction A rights issue is an issue of rights to purchase new shares, which are issued pro rata to the existing shareholders, Armitage (2007). Rights issues were the dominate form of seasoned equity offers for fund raising in the United Sates and the United Kingdom . However, there has been a swing to other forms of share issues. The US has shifted towards firm commitments, Eckbo and Masulis (1992). In this the underwriter guarantees the sale of the issued stock at the agreed-upon price....   [tags: trade, shares, purchase] 1802 words
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Analysis of Cadbury Brother Limited - Cadbury Brother Limited is a prototype of personal capitalism which was run by their owners. In the 1960s, Cadbury became a public limited company that shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange. Also, they became a true multiple divisional company. Therefore, they merged with Schwepps and formed Cadbury Schweppes which is a diversification strategy. Cadbury transformed to operate as managerial capitalism (Rowlinson,1995). In the 1970s, economist started concern about the managerial behaviour, agency costs and ownership structure (Jensen, 1988)....   [tags: capitalism, shares, trade, shareholders] 929 words
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Details, Cost, Structure of Options - Options Details, Cost, and Structure: An option is a contract that gives the buyer (the option holder) the right but not the obligation to buy/sell the underlying asset at the agreed price at a future time. The option writers are the sellers of the option and are obligated to buy/sell the underlying asset to the option holder. When the option can be exercised by its buyers depend on whether it is an American or a European bond. In general, American options can be exercised by their holders at any point of time in its life (before the expiration) while European options can only be exercised at the point of maturity....   [tags: contract, seller, shares] 1089 words
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Great White Shark - ... In some areas the Great white shark population has decreased to 70%. They live in the coastlines of South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, California, Alaska, Hawaii, most of South Aerica, Mediterranean Sea, West Africa to Scandinavia, Japan, eastern coastline of China and Southern Russia, the east coast of USA and the Gulf coast. They have a slate-gray upper body. They are a torpedo shape. The snout is conical and short. They have long slit gills on each of their sides. They have many rows of teeth....   [tags: jaws, teeth, white death] 836 words
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Definition of a Stock - Definition of stock. A stock (also referred to as share or equity) is a security issued by a company that represents a stake of the ownership rights in the assets of the company and a share of its profits after payments of corporate liabilities and obligations. Stocks are sold and bought on an exchange. Corporations issue stock in order to raise capital to finance their operations. A stockholder is an owner of a company. A stockholder is an owner of a company’s property, which is held in the name of the company on behalf of its stockholders....   [tags: Shares, Stockholder, Company] 897 words
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The White Shark, Nekton Project - ... Also, some are usually found near islands with high populations of seals. They spread throughout the world. Some of the places they are found in are along the coastline of South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, California to Alaska, Hawaii, the Mediterranean Sea and many more. They are not limited to these areas. They can migrate large distances to find a perfect place that contains their food. Those sharks that take long journeys are usually the large ones. White sharks are very large and can weigh tons of pounds....   [tags: taxonomy, ocean, teeth] 689 words
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An Inside Look at Shark Finning - ... In the North Carolina Bay, the Cownose Ray population was increasing due to what many scientists believed was a result of the declining shark populations in the area. Because of the rise in Cownose Rays, the population in shellfish fell dramatically, forcing the North Carolina Bay Scallop Fishery to close. The Great Whites and Hammerhead sharks are caught using a method known as “long lining.” The long lines are made of monofilament which is made from single fiber plastic. Long lining is not illegal in International Waters, but it is however illegal along the United States’ Pacific Coast: California, Washington, and Oregon....   [tags: detrimental practices, environmental issues]
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Indian Taxation: The Vodafone International Holdings BV Versus Union of India Case - ... • This transaction was subjected to taxation by the Revenue department and the matter was challenged before the Supreme Court of India after being tried before the Mumbai High Court. So basically the case was to order Vodafone international holdings BV to pay approximately UD $2.1 billion in tax arising out of their transaction of shares from Hutchinson Telecommunications International Limited (Hutch) in the foreign holding company of Essar that is an Indian entity. The contention of the revenue department is that the profit of the share tranferance arises because of the branch of the company based in india....   [tags: supreme court, shares, international firms] 1124 words
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Shark Baiting: Chumming in South Africa - Intro: There are many environmental issues currently flowing through the media into society and raising some strong opinions and arguments. South Africa, being one of the world’s most diverse natural ecosystems, has come under the spotlight with regards to many issues such as the Karoo Fracking debacle and the Rhino Horn Poaching crisis. Unfortunately these issues are not represented only by the parties directly involved but rather by ‘gate keepers’, as we shall call them, who determine how the issue is framed and represented to the masses....   [tags: illegal activity, environmental issue, media]
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Taking a Look at Shark Attacks - Shark Attacks Although many people have a fear of sharks, they have far more to fear from us than we do of them. Every year more people die from dog attacks rather than from shark attacks, yet humans have a natural fear of sharks. This leads to any shark attack being blown out of proportion, and causes a deep fear humans have of sharks. My three main topics are motivations for a shark to bite a human, where most shark attacks occur, and ways to avoid the attention of a shark. Motivations for a shark to bite a human may include multiple reasons....   [tags: prevention, consequences] 715 words
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The flow of imports - This chapter aims to relate the flow of European imports from the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan with a larger trading unit of the EU, mainly the European imports from all its external trade partners. The comparison between the different flows will allow us to calculate the market shares of Russia and Kazakhstan both in value and volume over the years 2011 and 2012. The analysis will be applied to different tiers: the “grand total” of the trading partners against global EU imports, the imports of chapter 27 from Russia and Kazakhstan on the EU market and the same chapter for the imports on the German market....   [tags: external trade, market shares, exports]
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Shark Research Paper - ... Below, the tiger shark has a yellowish-white to stark white color. Some unique characteristics of this shark are its broad head, large jaws, and big teeth. According to Nationalgeographic.com (2013), tiger sharks are usually 6.5-7 meters. Arkive.org (2006) states that the biggest tiger shark ever recorded was 7.5 meters long. The Tiger shark usually feeds at night on fish, turtles, marine animals, and human rubbish. Tiger sharks also have a large home range and migrate during seasons when the water is no longer tropical or murky....   [tags: marine fish, biology of the oceans] 840 words
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What to Do in a Shark Attacks, An Outline - ... Finally, bump-and-bite attacks, when a shark runs its head into a person before it takes a bite. (b) Increased human population causes increased shark attacks 1. All experiences between sharks and humans are generally influenced by the activity of the population. Ralph Collier, Founder and President of the Shark Research Committee states, “The more people that are in the water, the more shark encounters there are going to be. Sharks are not sedentary. They move to different areas to hunt and sometimes those areas are hot spots for surfers or beachgoers.” II. The most common shark to attack and common places attacks happen (a) Great white shark 1....   [tags: movie jaws, calm, tiger shark] 1060 words
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The Horror of Shark Finning - ... Shark finning has a lot of cons environmentally today. Our marine ecosystem will collapse soon if shark finning isn't stopped. Sharks are the apex predators and are at the top of the marine ecosystem. As predators, the sharks keep the waters clean by eating other species that live in the ocean. Sharks have a low birth rate, and most sharks only have 1 to 5 babies their whole lifetime. So the shark population is bound to die, because of the killing of young sharks that haven't got the chance to reproduce....   [tags: marine ecosystem issues] 587 words
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Support for a Global Ban on Shark Finning - ... Because so many of these sharks are being killed off due to shark finning sexual reproduction is very important. Males reach sexual maturity at the length of about 160 cm, females when they reach approximately 210cm. Pregnancy lasts between 9 to 10 months, and the females will give birth between 15 to 30 pups. Between 1970 and 2005 the number of Scalloped Hammerhead have declined by more then 97 percent which makes this species threatened with extinction. Next, the Tiger shark, it’s one of the ocean’s most dangerous predators with its wide mouth, broad nose, and barrel chest....   [tags: soup, endangered, overfishing] 1494 words
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Proposal for Dissection of a Male and Female Shark - Proposal for Dissection of a Male and Female Shark For my project that I'm doing for biology , I'm doing a dissection. I'm going to be performing my project with Trevor Johnson , Tyler McCaskill, and Tom Shudt .The dissection that we decided to do was the dissection of a male and female shark. We are doing a dissection on a shark because we want to learn about the shark anatomy and the way the sharks organs work to keep all the water out and still eat fish while they are swimming around in the ocean.We also want to know how the sharks skin is so resistant to cancer ....   [tags: Free Essays] 416 words
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Elasmobranchs are a Subclass Chondrichthyes that are Classified as Carilaginous Fish - ... They aren’t usually found in deep waters; usually they are found in coastal regions. The manta ray is one of the few species that lives in open water. Both the rays and the skates have teeth that are specialized for crushing shells and consequently most feed on the different crustaceans on the sea floor along with snails, and oysters. PART II The Animal Eye and Color Vision Most vertebrate eyes have a same basic structure. This includes: a cornea which acts as the outer lens contributes to the control over the amount of light entering the eye, a pupil which also contributes to control over how much light enters the eye, a lens which helps refract light into the retina, and pupi...   [tags: rays, preditors, swim] 2162 words
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Mystery of the Deep Blue - Watching a movie where hundreds of swimmers on a beach are in a complete panic because of shark attacks makes a person scared to swim in an ocean, lake, or even a pond. Not only movies, but also documentaries of shark attacks stress how dangerous sharks are. In reality, are sharks really that dangerous or is it how they are portrayed. Stephen R. Palumbi who is a Professor of Biology at Stanford University and also the Director at the Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford wrote an article about other animals living in the ocean that are more dangerous to humans than sharks....   [tags: beach, ovean, shark attacks]
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A "Net" Loss - Net Loss Many people believe that shark nets protect swimmers by blocking sharks from entering the swimming area. However, these nets are not designed to act as a barricade, but as fishing net to catch and kill the sharks, among other species. Shark nets should not be used for protecting swimmers from shark attacks. They protect swimmers, not by deterring or blocking sharks from entering the area, but by killing them and reducing the area’s shark population. Therefore, there are fewer attacks on humans, but at a high cost to the already struggling shark population....   [tags: Wildlife Conservation]
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Stop Shark Finning! - ... For example, they would only cut the fins because it is very expansive and it is worth 100 dollar a bowl in Chinese culture and then they would throw shark’s leftovers back in the ocean where they do not die peacefully and also they are unable to swim, properly and bleeding profusely, they suffocate or die of blood loss and the reason that they think it is priceless and shark takes space in the boat, but they do not know that shark’s blood can affect other species and the ocean. The decrease of sharks has an effect over specific species where this can influence the rest of the ecosystem, the huge loss of sharks can allow top predators decline in an ecosystem populations to bloom, which c...   [tags: ecosystem, ocean, mental disabilities]
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Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway wrote The Old Man and the Sea to show how you can push through the hardest of times and still not be defeated. The story shows how an old fisherman overcame an unlucky slump with the support from a young boy that loved and helped Santiago named Manolin. Santiago fought through the discrimination of the other old fisherman and refused to give up. Through Santiago’s struggles when trying to catch the great marlin, he kept pursuing his goal. Through sweat and tears Santiago never gives up before accomplishing his goal....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ernest Hemingway] 1229 words
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Sea Creatures in the Ocean - ... Bull sharks are found worldwide. Bull sharks are able to swim in both saltwater and freshwater. Some bull sharks are even found in shallow rivers. It is more common for them to attack in salt water than for them to attack in fresh water. Bull sharks are naturally aggressive animals. The bull sharks are most likely responsible for deaths of humans near the shore, they are the ones who cause the shark attacks. They are called bull sharks because of their odd shape. They are known as the most dangerous sharks in the sea....   [tags: zooplankton, nekton, benthos]
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Decline of the Great White Shark - ... I don't personally think that the premier has the authority to make this kind of judgement. Under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act of 1999, it is an offence to 'kill, injure, take, trade, keep, or move any member of a listed threatened species on Australian Government land or in Commonwealth waters without a permit'. I don't believe anyone should have an exception to this rule, even the western Australian premiere. According to Australia's environmental ministers, a very large percentage of environmental scientists say there is absolutely no evidence to support the fact that these means of capture and this cull, will work in preventing the already low number o...   [tags: austrailia, marine, culled] 1341 words
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We Must Save the Great White Shark from Extinction - We Must Save the Great White Shark from Extinction The Great White Shark, immortalized by the Hollywood film Jaws, is at the midst of an international controversy. The shark, despite its notoriety, is in danger of extinction. A conflict over the fate of these sharks has existed for decades, but with recent attacks the debate has come to the forefront. The environmental conflict over the Great White Shark has yet to reach a conclusion, as many factors exist that hinder resolution possibilities....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Finning: A World Without Shark - There’s a good chance that you have never heard about shark finning, not very many people have. “Finning is the inhumane practice of hacking off the shark's fins and throwing its still living body back into the sea. Unable to swim or pass water across its gills, the shark dies from suffocation, blood loss or predation by other species.” (Kelly 2003) You might be wondering why it should matter to you, it should matter to everyone since the shark is the most important equalizer of the sea. It’s important to realize, that mankind will eventually become extinct next if all of the sharks disappear....   [tags: marine ecosystem, inhumane practice] 1164 words
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