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Ben Mikaelsen’s Countdown

- An Essay on Ben Mikaelsen’s Countdown               Countdown is a book written by Ben Mikaelsen and was first published in 1996.  It has a total of 248 pages and published by the Hyperion Books for Children company.  This book is mainly about sending the first teenager in space.  And it is also about finding how a young coward becomes a village warrior.              This story takes place in Big Timber, Montana and in Kenya, Africa.  The setting starts off in winter and fourteen-year-old Elliott Schroeder is busy working around his family farm.  On the news, NASA announces the first Junior Astronaut program and youth all around the country will get a chance to become the fir...   [tags: Mikaelsen Countdown Essays]

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The Final Countdown

- It’s the Final Countdown Will the world meet it’s maker December 21st, 2012. Is it the end of civilization as it is known. Rumors swirl through modern society, with new conspiracy theories unveiling each second. New York City is littered with the homeless baring signs declaring the end being nigh. Several different groups each have prophesied a day of doom upcoming in December. There are many possible outcomes but only one can happen and the other outcomes will be dust in the wind until the next scare or will vanish with the world....   [tags: Religion ]

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A STEEPLE Analysis of Countdown Supermarket

- ... The wrappers usually used for product wrapped by Countdown are plastic in origin. This is an environmental issue regarding Countdown, as the plastic they use to wrap their product is not recyclable, and is not biodegradable. This means that Countdown is having a huge negative impact on the environment. This is because for every Countdown product that is sold to the customer, the packaging is thrown away and cannot be recycled or biodegradable. This means society has no way other than to burn Countdowns packaging waste....   [tags: 10 year business plan]

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Countdown Is an Online Method of Shopping

- ... Delivery allows consumers to save time and do other tasks instead of supermarket shopping. Overall, online supermarkets offer customers more utility than a conventional supermarket. Limitations: By shopping online the consumer loses the ability to assess the quality of products. This is important for consumers, as assessing quality is alternative reasoning in the purchase decision process. Since consumers have this lack alternative reasoning, they may not be willing to complete the purchase in particular items such as: fruit, meat, vegetables....   [tags: grocery store, internet, customers]

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The Countdown to Humiliation Day in Canada

- ... The working and social conditions they were met with were far from what they had expected or envisioned. Socially, the Chinese were alienated and treated as inferior. Labour groups accused the Chinese of lowering market standards and disallowed their membership in unions. Chinese immigrants were denied the right to vote, practice law, serve on juries, or gain employment in any arena of education or the public sector. On the railway, Chinese workers were subjected to hard labour, long hours, and dangerous, backbreaking work, during which an estimated 4000 Chinese men lost their lives....   [tags: south asians, prejudice, immigrants]

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The Media's Dirty Little Secrets: Media, Advertising, Teenagers, and Sexuality

- The media plays an increasing role in any young person’s life, but it is especially important to teens in their high school years. Research has demonstrated that teenagers “voice concerns and attitudes that echo themes common in media messages, and that they behave in ways that reflect media content” (Feldman 245). The concern is that the sexually suggestive media is the reason for the increase of sexual activity among high school teens. The media messages that are known to increase a teenagers’ sexual behavior come from all different angles, such as sexually explicit music lyrics to the “sex sells” philosophy of countless main stream commercials....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]

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The Supreme Court Extends 2nd Amendment Rights to the States

- The Supreme Court ruled on June 28th that the 2nd Amendment's protection of the right to bear arms applies on state and city levels. The 5-4 decision along ideological lines echoed 2008's decision to strike down DC's handgun ban, citing the 14th Amendment as a major factor in the decision to extend the federal right to own a hand gun for personal protection down to local levels. Though it officially returned McDonald v. City of Chicago to the lower courts for a decision, it is expected that Chicago's 28 year old handgun ban will be overturned, and that legislation against handgun restrictions in other states will be legally challenged for years to come....   [tags: Media Analysis]

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The Catcher In The Rye by J. D. Salinger and Looking For Alaska by John Green

- Throughout history, authors of young adult literature are oftentimes forced to incorporate the perils of young adulthood into their plots, characters, and conflicts. Growing up in America is an experience unlike no other. Today, American young adults are part of a large generation called the Millenials, who are considered the most educated in American history. They are more open minded, progressive, successful, and technological. However, it is not all sunshine and rainbows for these young Americans who oftentimes have outstanding debt and job prospects that are unacceptably dim....   [tags: silent generation, war, conflicts]

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Start of Music Videos Were Much Different from Today

- ... The Beatles shared a great part in helping influence the music video era. The starred in a promotional video directed by Richard Lester, call "A Hard Day's Night". Which was the main key in the success to the television show known as "The Monkees" (1966-1968) that was created to illustrated songs from the band "Monkees". The started making promotional clips to sell world wide ( mostly United States) so they did not have to make in-person appearances everywhere for them to be seen. All of this help spring up the desire for promotional clips....   [tags: production, evolution, digital]

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Top 5 New Year Holiday Destinations for Stag

- It is everyone’s dream to make out best of grand celebration of New Year and if you are sitting home alone, wake up!!. You won’t get another chance to take the best out of it by doing everything by your own choice rather than compromising according to your companion’s wishes and taking a step back from your kind of New Year celebration. If you are confused where you must go on this New Year 2014, here are some best ideas of destinations where you can thoroughly enjoy the best time of the year and make your celebration grand rather than sitting home and doing nothing....   [tags: travelling and tourism]

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The Manipulation of the Media

- Watching the average American is a lot like watching Homer Simpson. There is an episode of the television show the Simpsons where someone, probably Bart places a Twinkie in the backyard. The Twinkie is rigged to electrocute anyone who touches it. Homer loves Twinkies and he just can’t resist them. So for the next several hours we hear a shocking noise followed by Homer’s trademark D'oh. Poor Homer is just not smart enough to keep from getting shocked over and over again. Perhaps the reason that Homer is one of America’s favorite stars aside from his outstanding acting ability is that we can relate to his predicament....   [tags: persuasive essay]

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Creative Writing: The Final Journey

- A thick plume of black smoke and ash hung in the air in a heavy haze, almost completely obscuring the lurid red glow of the waning sun. Below, a cloud of grey plaster dust twisted and writhed amid the sea of debris as intermittent eddies of wind gusted by. Everything was still. All that could be heard was the distant wail of an ambulance siren, which rent the bitter evening air like a butcher’s knife through a carcass. It would’ve been hard to believe that only minutes ago the place had been alive with crowds and commotion and excitement; for now it stood empty....   [tags: narrative essays]

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Creon's Role in Antigone

- Creon in the play of Antigone by Sophocles plays a major role within the play. Antigone also plays an important role, as these two character’s conflicting views led to utter disaster, which highlights Creon as a tragic figure. Within the play Creon attempted to establish decisions for the common good; however, his decisions resulted in tragedy. Creon highlighted as the tragic figure, initially created decisions he thought was for the welfare and well-being of Thebes; however, Antigone, who rebelled against Creon’s decisions, caused Creon’s rage to cloud his rational way of thinking....   [tags: Creon as tragic figure]

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Technology and Prevention of War Through Time Travel

- Prevention of War Through Time Travel My name was Randy Elliot. I was born twenty-six years ago in 2003. I spent my childhood in a small town in Nevada. I joined the Marines right out of high school. About three years ago I was informed of and asked to join an elite group working for the United States Marine Corps and Federal Bureau of Investigation. We are identified as H-1. There are five other people in my team known as H-1. We have no individual names. We exist only as a team. We are the first, and most qualified, team working on Project Hillyer....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Women´s Menstruation Time

- This product is made for all women when their period arrives, which would be about every 28 days. There is a variety of different products to choose from including pads, tampons and liners. Libra pads are designed for women to use during their menstruation time. This is when a woman's uterus lining is shed causing her to bleed for up to 10 days. Libra pads are designed to stick to your underwear and collect the blood that is coming out of the vagina. Some women wear pads or liners all the time for hygiene and freshness....   [tags: pads, tampons and liners]

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The Role of Media in the Music Industry

- The Role of Media in the Music Industry When musicians produce albums, they want people to listen to the albums. There is not one specific way for a band or single musician to gain an audience and promote their music. Musicians use many different kinds of media to promote their music. They use visual media as well as strictly listening media. The radio, television, and the internet are all different types of media musicians use to promote their music. The radio is the oldest use of media for music....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays]

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Festivals as a Celebration of a Christian Event

- Festivals as a Celebration of a Christian Event Festivals are a celebration of a Christian event. The are seven main festivals these are: Advent, Christmas, the Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Easter, Ascension Thursday and Pentecost Sunday. Advent is the first and most important in the church’s year. Advent is a period of four weeks that some Christians use as a countdown to Christmas. Advent is really a time of preparing for the coming of Christ. To celebrate Advent we have Advent customs....   [tags: Papers]

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A Critique of Pablo Neruda?s ?Keeping Still?

- Keeping Still by Pablo Neruda is a thought provoking work of poetry. The poem was probably applicable to humanity of the time when it was authored, but it eerily fits so well into this moment of time and space. The notion of slowing the pace of life down for just a moment to realize that every living thing could use a moment of peace and reflection is so applicable to our lives in the Silicon Valley. With our hectic ways of trying to survive financially, complete our education, live and raise a family, we quickly forget about life itself at a basic level....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Laurel Falls Jump

- The Laurel Falls Jump The water looked at least a mile away. How could I be up this high. It had only taken me minutes to hike up to this ledge. Maybe my weariness from the hike and swim had confused me, and I had not realized how long it took me to get here, or had the cliff actually gotten taller since the last time I was here. Whatever the reason, I knew this was higher than I wanted to be. How high was I really. Thirty feet, forty, one hundred feet even. What would Elaina think....   [tags: Personal Narrative Swimming Papers]

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Is the institution of marriage in decline? Should nations be taking actions to influence any recent trends ?

- The institution of marriage is less and less considered in many countries around the world. There was a significant decline in the number of marriages during the last decades. The British society is one of the most affected by this phenomenon with a decrease almost 50% faster than in other societies. There are several reasons that led us to this situation such as the cost of weddings, the rise of cohabitation and the evolution of our culture. Nations are aware of this issue. However, their role is controversial....   [tags: Marriage]

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Analysis of Jim Carry';s Dr. Seuss' How the Girinch Stole Christmas Film

- The beginning of December brings happiness and holiday cheer. At my house it signals baking cookies and wrapping presents, along with putting up and decorating the towering ten foot tall Christmas tree. Classic holiday films play on television such as the 2000 remake of Dr. Seuss’ classic book How the Grinch Stole Christmas. As a child, I waited, giddy with excitement, at the theatre just to see the debut. Looking back, I was probably as thrilled for the movie as for Christmas itself. Because I fell in love with the story, this movie is a favorite choice during the month of December at my house....   [tags: sound, music, visual elements]

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The Endangerment and Mass Extinction of the Tiger: Can We Stop It?

- Several species on Earth are on the endangered species list and are given special protection to insure the species survives. Sometimes the protection of these species is not enough for the guarantee of survival. Many factors including human activity, and the failure of the species to adapt to change has caused the population of the majestic tiger to dwindle. Despite laws such as the Endangered Species Act of 1973, countries all over the world have failed to help this dying species. The editorial, “Tigers are tanking,” published by Globe & Mail, explains that tigers will be extinct in little as 12 years (Tigers are tanking)....   [tags: environmental issues, endangered species]

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The Journey to Discovering Insulin and Its Modern Day Production

- ... The Allen (Starvation) Treatment of Diabetes: With a Series of Graduated Diets, published in 1921 by Lewis Webb Hill and Rena Sarah Eckman, details one such “treatment.” The Allen Treatment was built on the principles: “to starve is to survive,” and “the less food, the more life” (Cooper 22). Diabetics were put on diets as low as 400 calories a day (Cooper 21). These diets were designed to keep patients alive without poisoning them with sugar. Unfortunately, they also turned the patients into walking skeletons, at least, for as long as they could walk....   [tags: diabetes, pancreas, sugar]

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Beyoncé and Taylor Swift Use Their Voices for the Good

- ... Focusing specifically on the relationship between the artists Taylor Swift and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and their typically female followers, an obvious difference can be found between their respective attitudes towards the role of women. Taylor Swift uses her virginal, good, pure, patriarchy-friendly lyrics to disempower women. Swift, in the majority of her songs serves as nothing more than a beautiful, blameless victim. Within the few songs where other women are mentioned, they are generally slut-shamed or viewed as mere obstacles standing in between Swift and her soulmate....   [tags: workforce, independence, songs]

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Romantic Holiday Escapes in Europe for Dreamy New Year

- A romantic Holiday on New Year is one of the dearest desires of a couple and if you wish to make your beloved happy, you must surprise him/her with a perfect gift for forthcoming New Year; a romantic holiday in some place beautifully romantic and lovable that can increase the charm of you kissing your beloved at midnight. Apparently finding a good place with your choice can be a difficult thing but here we have some of the most exotic New Year escapes in Europe where you can visit and make that one night the most memorable time of your love life....   [tags: romantic, new year, paris]

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Soviet Submarines in Red Star Rogue by Kenneth Sewell

- The novel Red Star Rogue is a novel about a particular submarine that served in the Soviet Pacific Fleet during the Cold War. The book follows the Golf Class submarine K-129 on her final mission which occurred in the spring of 1968. K-129 was a Soviet ballistic missile submarine whose purpose was to launch nuclear weapons at the United States in case of the commencement of hostilities between the two superpowers. The author Kenneth Sewell, who is a former submarine officer (Hutchinson) does an outstanding job of not only describing the overall picture, but also breaking down not only the submarine, but also the men who served on her final mission....   [tags: missile, attack, cold war]

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Smoking is a Poison: Relaxation Exercise to Quit Smoking

- ... Your body is the precious and innocent physical way through which you experience life. Because you want to live, you owe your body respect and protection. This acknowledges the fully dependent, precious nature of your body and your responsibility to care for it. You are, in truth, your body’s keeper. When you make this commitment to respect and protect your body, you have within you the power to have already smoked your last cigarette. Because you choose to take back control and live a healthier lifestyle you choose to only breathe fresh clean air....   [tags: breathe fresh clean air, habit]

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A Comparison of Christmas in America and Spain

- ... While Christmas season in America has no real set beginning, the celebrations end on December 30th. The Spanish Christmas season officially starts on December 8th, with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception; and ends on January 6th, or El Dia de los Reyes Magos (3 Kings Day). In between this time period there are four other celebrations, including the Day of the Innocent Saints occurring on December 28th, “Nochebuena” (The Good Night) being celebrated on Christmas Eve, Navidad (Christmas) being celebrated on Christmas Day, and Nochevieja (The Old Night) being celebrated on New Years Eve....   [tags: gifts, traditions, culture]

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My Great Sacrifice When My Husband was Deployed

- ... Being a military spouse, you know that you will have to eventually face a deployment. Until that day arrives, you do not realize the difficulties and challenges that occur when missing a spouse. A goodbye to someone deploying is much different than any other goodbye. Your head is filled with thoughts of “Will I see you again?” and “This may be our last embrace so make it a good one!” Every fear runs through you while holding onto the one you love. You do not want to let go, but at the same time you have this sense of pride because you know he is fighting for our country and making this sacrifice....   [tags: pregnant, military, devastated]

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Fighting a War Against Aging of Your Face

- ... With soap. And not just any old soap, the soap you find better kill 99.9999999% of germs, the strongest antibacterial soap on the market. This is your pre-face soap, and you better only use that soap for washing your face. Antibacterials used too often leads to resistance, and the last thing you want to be doing is rubbing drug-resistant bacteria all over your face. Squirt a generous amount of soap on your hands. Rub. Rub again. Rub until there’s a mountain of foam, then sing the happy-birthday song....   [tags: wash, moisturize, skin]

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Brief Summaries of 10 Songs by Entertainer Beyoncé

- 1. Beyoncé - Love on Top Love on Top is written to show the enjoyment of having a man by her side after having to fight for his attention, and finally he puts his woman first. The piece uses finger snapping, harmonizing horns, tribal drums, piano, guitar, and the saxophone. The piece is in the key of C Major and is in quadruple meter. Towards the end of the song, Beyoncé’s vocals’ become more dynamic. 2. Beyoncé – Sweet Dreams Beyoncé is contemplating her new relationship....   [tags: Pop, Music]

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Personal Narrative: Overcoming My Fear of Flying

- As a kid I was tough, I did anything and everything. But flying scared me. I was in Hawaii and flying was unavoidable if you wanted to go anywhere. My father lived in California so when I decided to visit him I also had to face my fear and fly over the ocean. My want to see my father had to be stronger than my fear or I may never have never had the chance to know him. It was after September 11th so flying was even more intimidating. But knowing my family was on the other end made it easier, so I took my first flight by myself to California....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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Beijing: The Western City of the East

- From the first time I stepped off the plane in India in 2004, my senses were immediately bombarded with information that constantly reminded me that this was not home. The wailing horns never ceased even at night, trash that the homeless burned to keep warm in the cooler winter months in Delhi left a strong burning clutch-smelling haze over the city, and the stream of brightly colored yet extremely filthy women with her hand out carrying a child or two begging for a portion of my extreme wealth never ceased....   [tags: Travel]

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The World Cup: The World’s Biggest Event

- Thirty-two teams, sixty-four games, eight groups of four, years of qualifying and one world champion. The World Cup is an international soccer tournament that takes place in the summer every four years. It is more than just a game to all who participate, and their fans as well “Husbands have mortgaged their homes to attend it [the World Cup] Careers are defined by it, and athletes have been murdered for making mistakes“, (Trecker 16). It is more than just the world’s biggest sporting event, it’s the biggest event period....   [tags: World Cup Essays]

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Setting the Midnight for the American Empire

- It is said that no world power lasts forever for everything undergoes a cycle- a cycle that keeps on going without stops and without pauses. Like a clock, empires are growing until it finally hears the bell that signifies its gradual period of decline. It took a year for Portugal, two for Soviet Union, eight years for France and seventeen years for Great Britain, now, with the American empire as the dominant force in the international affairs, could we say that the clock is already ticking towards its midnight....   [tags: dynastic cycle, decline]

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As I Walked Out One Evening Analysis

- ... Structure is often referred to as the framework of a literary work. It is a literary ballad written in the form of ABCB quatrains and other elements of a lyric poem. Each stanza is four lines long and is subliminally an illustration of the consistency of time. (Fleissner) Auden’s use of a masculine end rhyme conforms to the standard criteria used in literary ballads. Iambic trimeter is the most common meter used but, the meter of the different quatrains is both varied and complex. (Fleissner) The frequent use of certain phrases stresses extra emphasis....   [tags: poem, intended to be a song]

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Why College Football Needs A Playoff

- Since its inception in 1998, the Football Bowl Subdivision , or FBS has used the Bowl Championship Series, or BCS to determine its champion, and subsequently eliminate the quandary of having dual champions. This system however has been the subject of considerable controversy. The debate is over whether the FBS should scrap their current format in favor of a playoff. Considering they are one of few leagues, college or pro, that does not have an end-of-year tournament to determine their champion. The FBS needs a playoff because it would allow all one hundred twenty teams on college football’s highest level a realistic opportunity to compete for a championship....   [tags: College Athletics]

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Watching The Phantom of the Opera

- For me, I was lucky that my college offered tickets to see The Phantom of the Opera right around Mothers’ Day. I celebrated the holiday early by taking my mother to see her first professional performance. I bought tickets to see the musical on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 8:00 PM at the Majestic Theatre in New York City. We spent the day shopping in New York with my some of my college mates. When we got to the theatre, I was slightly disappointed at the size and stuffiness of the theatre, as my imagination always cited spacious grand opera houses as the house for all Broadway shows....   [tags: Analytic Essay, Broadway Shows]

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Under Pressure: Flying the Boeing 777

- For many, being a pilot is a very glamorous job. It does sound like a high profile job, but it is by no means an easy feat. I chose to be a pilot because I wanted to be a globetrotter. I knew that being a commercial pilot is an opportunity to travel to many exciting places. To become a professional pilot, I have trained over 2000 hours. After finishing my training I applied for British airways and trained for nearly one year in the flight simulators of the Boeing 777. Finally, to my delight, the day had come when I would be flying my maiden flight for British Airways....   [tags: being a commercial pilot, personal story]

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie

- On a tiny snowflake floating through the air, exists the town of Who-ville, home of the Whos. The town is joyously preparing for the coming of Christmas. The opening scene is full of noise and excitement with the townspeople hustling and bustling about shopping for gifts. Cheerful Christmas music plays in the background while the countdown until Christmas Day is announced over the town’s loudspeaker. Bright colors combined with unusual hairstyles are seen on the people of Who-ville. The town itself is covered with a multitude of lights, decorated trees, and wreaths....   [tags: story summary and analysis]

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Composed Music in the Film Inception

- Inception is a 2010 science fiction film composed and directed by Christopher Nolan. Hans Zimmer, a German film composer and music producer who create the score for Inception. In the past, he composed music for over 100 films, including the famous Lion King, Dark Knight, Crimson Tide, and much more. His works are important for integrating electronic musical instruments and electronic music technology with traditional orchestral arrangement in his production. He interpret the work he wrote for Inception as “a very electronic dense score’ filled with ‘nostalgia and sadness’ to match the actor feelings throughout the film....   [tags: electronic, music, orchestra, feelings]

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Film Review of Stephen King's 1408

- Based on a Stephen King short story that bears the same name, “1408” is a psychological thriller set in a hotel in New York City. Liked by critics and respected by fans of old-school horror, “1408” was successful upon its release in 2007. Mikael Håfström, a Swedish writer and director known for “Evil” and “Kopps,” directed the film. Plot Summary Mike Enslin, a jaded author who investigates supernatural and paranormal events, receives a mysterious postcard after the release of his latest book. The card, which depicts the Dolphin Hotel in New York City, arrives anonymously and warns him not to enter room number 1408....   [tags: horror, room number, hotel]

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Power in Andrew Niccol’s In Time

- It is the year 2169 and people have been genetically altered to not age after the age of twenty-five. This however comes at a cost, one year after someone’s twenty-fifth birthday the person dies unless they work to stay alive. This is managed with a bold green digital clock that is embedded in the forearm of every person. After this birthday the clock begins to countdown and if it reaches zero the person “times out” and dies immediately. Moreover, there is no physical currency but money is given out in the sense of time now....   [tags: Film, Capitalism, Marxism]

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The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

- Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki On December 7, 1941 an incursion occurred on U.S territory. Japan dispatched six of their aircraft carriers, Akagi, Kaga, Soryu, Hiryu, Shokaku, and Zuikaku. The planes flew over a naval base at Pearl Harbor which is in close proximity to Honolulu, Hawaii and attacked the naval base. Over two-thousand three hundred soldiers and sailors were killed and nearly one-thousand were wounded. The attack destroyed an aggregate of twelve ships and one hundred and sixty planes....   [tags: nuclear theory, atomic bomb]

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The Limits of Software Liability

- "Faulty software can cost lives, cause injury, or economic damage. Write an essay to investigate the question, under which circumstances a software company should be liable for the damage caused. Use an example where software failures are potentially dangerous, such as that of the Prius's brake software. Discuss the difference between strict and negligent liability and comment on the social and economic impact stricter liability practices for software could have." It is remarkable, that nowadays, we have complex software systems everywhere....   [tags: Legal Business Technology]

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Boeing and Walmart Case Studies

- ... 2. Referring to the Wal-Mart case study provided, answer the following questions: a) Wal-Mart’s success rested upon its ability to offer its customers “Always low prices always”. How does such a strategy help it to sustain competitive advantage in the industry. Wal-Mart is a cost leader. They have adopted this generic strategy to offer their competitors low prices in order to sustain competitive advantage in the industry. Wal-Mart has a cost advantage over its competitors, because they are able to create more benefit than their competitors by offering products at a lower cost and sell more....   [tags: business analysis]

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D-Day Landing and Capturing Pointe-du-Hoc

- It was cold and windy on the morning of June 6th ("The Weather on D-Day."). The allied nations of Great Britain, Canada and the United States finally had made the preparations for a massive amphibious assault on a portion of the beaches of Normandy, France. Tens of thousands of soldiers were aboard the hundreds of landing craft en route to France. Today could be the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany; but first, we must take the beaches. As the boat I was on approached the shore, it began rocking bad enough to start to take on water, and we had to use our helmets to empty it out of the boat....   [tags: cliffs, beach, victory]

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Change in Billy Collins´ Sonnet

- Billy Collins, the writer of Sonnet uses a comical effect to make fun of old sonnets, how they were written and the older poets, through the use of literary terms.The fact that Billy Collins speaks with a mockery tone of Petrarch, causes readers to understand how he feels about the old sonnet writers and their work. Collins' tone expresses a negative look on old sonnets but also looks on the bright side of them. He is addressing the issue of how older sonnets were written by old poets in order to explain to readers why he wants to change the face of sonnets today....   [tags: tone, negative, older, mockery]

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Components of a Good Writer

- ... For example, when a writer is suffering from the blank page syndrome, with an essay due in two hours, their mind becomes a garden of crazy ideas that are jotted down. To fill the blank white page is the only goal in the writers mind even though their words are all unorganized. When writing under pressure writers weaken their text and are inclined to make mistakes such as punctuation and grammar without going noticed. Writing under pressure causes the writer to lose focus and leads to rush writing leading to common mistakes (Weingarten 7)....   [tags: pressure, prompts, sample]

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My First Justin Bieber Concert

- I remember everything, just like it happened yesterday. It had always been my dream to go to a Justin Bieber Tour Concert. I remember getting a phone call on February,16th from my friend, Brooklynn. She asked me if I wanted to go to a Justin Bieber concert with her. I remember running outside, screaming at the top of my lungs, just being so excited to finally fulfill my dreams of going to see Justin Bieber perform. The concert was months away, and I couldn’t wait. We both did some research and found out all of the songs that would be playing, so that we could memorize them all....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Fear of Death

- Death refers to the end of worldly life. People fear death for a variety of reasons. They are afraid because it is the final moment of parting beloved ones, it may be a painful process, it makes them feel that there is a countdown for their existence and they may not achieve all they hoped or planned, or they may fear the unknown after death. Death is the final adventure as a person of this earth, it is the closing of the door on this earthly reality. An unnatural obsession and fear of death can lead to an inactive and deadened society, it is important to find a way to overcome these effects to cause good to come of the inevitable end of life....   [tags: Phobias]

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Occupy Wall Street (OWS)

- Zuccotti Park, one of the many fairly unknown and generally unassuming parks in New York City, was quiet and peaceful on the morning of September 17th, 2011. This was not to remain, however, as it would soon become the center of a global movement, and with it gain the attention of the entire world. For it was in Zuccotti Park where Occupy Wall Street (OWS), a movement in which protestors “occupy” public spaces 24/7 to bring awareness to their cause, began. This movement started as a way to bring awareness to grievances the protestors had with the actions, and the government’s response to those actions, of Wall Street banks and financial institutions before, during, and after the financial cr...   [tags: The Occupy Movement]

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Happiest Place on Earth

- As the bus from the airport slowly comes to a halt, I jerk back in my seat with a grin from ear to ear. The time has really come again as I peer out the window and see the Welcome Home sign I long to see every year, in Disney World. Surrounded by the pale shades of blue on the buildings, the starry sky, and palm trees, I am once again at The Beach Club, my favorite resort in the Happiest Place on Earth. With a silent and still beauty surrounded by the cool evening breeze, the anticipation of the waking morning is too hard to handle, knowing that the magical feeling of the Magic Kingdom the next day will surround me....   [tags: Disney World]

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The American Shuttle Challenger

- On January 28, 1986, the American shuttle Challenger was completely destroyed 73 seconds after liftoff, a catastrophic end to the shuttle's tenth mission. This disaster took the lives of all seven astronauts aboard. One of those astronauts was a teacher, Christa McAuliffe, who was selected to go on the mission and still teach but teach to students all over the United States from space. It was later determined that two rubber O-rings, which had been designed to separate the sections of the rocket booster, had failed because of cold temperatures on the morning of the launch....   [tags: space travel, disaster, astronauts]

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The Worse Act Shown

- “At some point its gotta stop being random. You know?” “No, I don’t.” “Look man, I’ve been picked eight times in what. The past two years. You on the other hand; not even once!” “Ah, that’s just luck of the draw my friend.” “You know, it gets hard on you sometimes man. Last time I couldn’t sleep for a week almost. I mean, I know they deserve it, but still, it doesn’t make it any easier.” “Yeah man, I’ll bet. Just… just try not to let it bother you too much, okay?” They continued walking down the sidewalk on a cloudy Friday morning....   [tags: humanity, nightmares, change, audience]

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Chapter 1: Middleseton Disaster

- 'I can see Carole and Danielle.' Elizabeth couldn't remember when she last felt so happy. She couldn't remember when she last felt happy. Camera 4 focused on seven circular safety release valves. Ting couldn't pan nor enlarge this view. Button 5 surprised Ting. On the mini-screen the interior of the room Ting was sitting in, complete with Elizabeth and Flakey was there for all to see. 'Is that what I look like?' asked Flakey, not too displeased. 'Yes,' replied Ting. 'but why have a screen watching what we're doing?' 'Maybe there's another room, with another set of buttons.' Flakey mentioned this but didn't expect much of a response....   [tags: narrative, access, helicopter]

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How We Spend New Year's Eve in Japan

- How We Spend New Year's Eve in Japan What do you usually do on New Year's Eve. Does your family have something special to do for the New Year. Maybe you have a party at the bar or your friend's house, or you may spend time with your family. In Japan, the way of spending time on New Year's Eve is pretty different from the American way. In the morning, we Japanese people clean the whole house. This process is called Ousouji in Japan. This doesn't mean that Japanese people clean the house only once a year....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Minimum Wage Should Not Be Increased

- Although many Americans believe an increase in the minimum wage is always a positive step for the federal government to take, the most recent wage hike could result in some harmful effects. One group potentially hurt by the increased minimum wage is teen-aged workers. Four hundred and eighty thousand teen jobs have been lost due to Congress putting the wage hike into place in 2007 (New Ad Campaign). In 2008, the months June through August, only 32.7 percent of teens had jobs. This is down from 45 percent in June through August 2000, stated by the U.S....   [tags: Minimum Wage Essays]

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A Sniper's Night

- Just outside a small town, in the dense woods was a sniper preparing himself for the coming night. The moon had begun to peer up, fading away the summer twilight. It was a harsh, desolate place the sniper was to inhabit tonight. He set his sniper rifle against a nearby tree; he lowered his head into his hands. He took deep breaths. The sniper was a young man. Strong, with sleek features, he looked like a normal person any other day, but on nights like these he was a different man. His eyes were cold, gleaming like a hunter, but deep and withered like a man who has seen too much death....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Innocence of MMA

- Mixed Martial Arts is the most misunderstood, safest, and popular full contact sport in the present day. Since 1998, there have been over 70 boxing related deaths, while in sanctioned MMA events there have only been two. MMA has been around for centuries and it was not widely known until early 1990s with the introduction of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The UFC at first was considered violent, barbaric, and criticized by Senator John McCain, calling it, “human cockfighting,” but in a 2007 interview with ESPN, he softened his stance and said,“Although it's not my favorite sport, the UFC is making progress of cleaning up the sport from what it used to be.”(Smith 1)....   [tags: Sports ]

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Six-minute walk test

- Six-minute walk test There are many tools to assess functional exercise capacity most of which provide good information about body system. The most popular clinical exercise tests are stair climbing, a 6MWT, a shuttle-walk test, detection of exercise-induced asthma, a cardiac stress test and a cardiopulmonary exercise test) (ATS, 2002). In the past, the functional exercise capacity was assessed by asking patients “How many flights of stairs can you climb or how many blocks can you walk?”; but, this assessment was a subjective measurement....   [tags: Health, Exercise]

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Sharing My Place

- ….......................................................Sharing My Place........................................................... Stopwatch countdown beeps like a bomb. Final scribbles accelerate in time to the eerie ding, ding, ding. Time’s up. Tossing aside the pen, I stand and stumble, landing behind a podium. Gulp. Then… syllables trickle and burst, berating air, shimmying up off note cards into the audience. Sounds shape shift into creatures creating cadence. I’m doing it. I feel like Daniel Webster reincarnated, but waddling in high heels and stuffed into a black suit, I look like a penguin....   [tags: place, podium, speak]

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A Fresh Kill

- Tarquinius O'Donoghue. That name is a plume of acrid, nicotine-infested smoke, contaminating your lungs, your blood, right down to your cells at its presence. It's a lethal jab of ecstasy drug, raising your anger levels like a bulging helium balloon. It's become a conditioned reflex at school that on hearing that dreadful name, you recoil in repulse as though it were a stinking bonfire of decaying matter. Nobody likes Tarquinius. Tarquinius the bully. Cruel, callous, condescending Tarquinius. He thinks he's so intelligent, and that "higher than thou" voice that propagates out of his mouth......   [tags: personal narrative]

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Fixing the Future

- ... He focused his mind to trust on the abilities of Mu’s surprisingly delicate work and Beta’s ability to follow his orders to the smallest detail. “On three.” He made the countdown with his fingers to make it as synchronized as possible. When his third finger went down they started again and this time there was a silent purr. “Good morning, sir. Sirs.” Smith greeted them and sounded even like he was in a good mood. “Good morning, Smith. Ready to leave the planet?” “More than happy to.” “Alright, starting the wing engines.” Beta said....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Whirlpool Europe

- RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL COMPANY I. SINOPSIS Hotel Ritz Carlton merupakan salah satu dari deretan hotel-hotel ternama di dunia dimana sampai saat ini menyajikan pelayanan penginapan yang menitik beratkan pada pemenuhan pelayanan kepada pelanggan. Hal ini dibuktikan dengan peraihan penghargaan sebagai “Best hotel in Asia-Pasific” pada tahun 1998. Sejarah hotel ini dimulai pada tahun 1898, dimana sang pendiri hotel tersebut, Cesar Ritz mulai merintis bisnis nya dengan berbekal pengalaman di bidang yang sama....   [tags: Foreign Language Ritz Carlton Hotel ]

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Investigation of How Plants Absorb Water Through Osmosis

- Investigation of How Plants Absorb Water Through Osmosis Aim: the aim of this investigation was to see how plants absorb water through the process of osmosis. Introduction: In this investigation is that I will be investigating the effects of osmosis on plants. I will be exposing potatoes to different concentration of sucrose and water. I will be taking down the changes that occur within the weight that either been gained or lost on the potato. To make it a fair test I will make sure that the tests will be conducted fairly....   [tags: Biology Lab Report]

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George Orwell and Animal Farm and 1984

- George Orwell and Animal Farm and 1984 George Orwell is only a pen name. The man behind the classics Animal Farm and 1984 was named Eric Arthur Blair and was born to a middle class family living in Bengal in 1903. Eric Blair got his first taste of class prejudice at a young age when his mother forced him to abandon his playmates, which were plumber's children (Crick 9). He could then play only with the other children in the family, all of whom were at least five years older or younger than Eric (Crick 12)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Economics Of The Clean Air Act

- "The health effects of air pollution imperil human lives. This fact is well-documented." -- Eddie Bernice Johnson Air is a part of all of our lives. Without clean air, nothing we know of can exist. The debate over clean air, it's regulations, their teammates and opposition, and the economic factors coming into play into this ever-more recognizable problem is a widespread and ever more controversial one. Like a long countdown to eventual disaster, the pollution effecting our world has no doubt made increasingly more impact on our daily lives, and has increased the intensity on Washington and other countries to solve the problem....   [tags: Impact of Clean Air Act on Economy]

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Lewis Thomas' The Lives of a Cell

- Lewis Thomas' The Lives of a Cell The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher by Lewis Thomas consists of short, insightful essays that offer the reader a different perspective on the world and on ourselves. The book draws its name from the first essay, "The Lives of a Cell," in which Thomas offers his observations on ecology and the role of cellular activity. He writes that the "uniformity of the earth's life, more astonishing then its diversity, is accountable by the high probability that we derived, originally, from some single cell, fertilized in a bolt of lightning as the earth cooled" (3)....   [tags: Thomas Lives Cell Book Review]

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Violence Against Women In Intimate Relationships

- Violence Against Women in Intimate Relationships      Domestic violence is a conscious behavior in which acts of violence and aggression are carried out by one person in a relationship to dominate the other. This violence consists of deliberate verbal, sexual, emotional, psychological, and physical abuse, along with social and economic deprivation. Statistics and studies show victims of domestic violence are mostly women and their children, but men are victims as well. Friends, spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, and even family members are capable of demonstrating domestic violence....   [tags: Domestic Abuse Relationship Essays]

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The Andromeda Strain: A Critical Analysis

- The Andromeda Strain: A Critical Analysis In 1969 Michael Crichton wrote The Andromeda Strain, a book that would forever expand the limits of a science fiction novel. Although written in 1969, it deals with very current issues facing the modern day boilogical and even political realm. Technically a science fiction novel, the meticulously crafted plot is so intertwined with actual science and technology that some have catagorized it as "science fact." It is this realistic overtone that gives the impression that perhaps, someday, events in the book could actually take place....   [tags: English Literature:]

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Radiohead and the Jubilee 2000 Campaign

- Radiohead and the Jubilee 2000 Campaign When the music group Radiohead first burst on to the music scene seven years ago, it became immediately evident through information means such as music articles, album covers, and an extensive website, that this particular band was not just another long-haired, head-bobbing grunge group only out to sell as many albums as they could. This band had a much greater mission than that. It was to inform as many people as they could of their political, social and economic convictions through their personal website....   [tags: Internet Net World Wide Web Media]

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The Ideology of Media Blame

- The Ideology of Media Blame For generations the media has been unfairly seen as the catalyst of violence and crime with in society. The Media, particularly television and film have been blamed for many atrocities over the years; some of these can be indirectly related to the media's involvement on people's lives. But some cannot. As a Media and Psychology student I have different views on the debate of media blame. As a psychologist I can understand the connection with the media and violence, i.e....   [tags: Papers]

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Eating Disorders and the Media

- Eating Disorders and the Media Question: How does the media alter the perceptions of adolescents' body image. & How does this exposure to the "ideal body" lead adolescents to develop eating disorders. Hypothesis: Media exposure creates an ideal body image that is not easily maintained by most adolescents and causes adolescents to be dissatisfied with their bodies and leads to unhealthy diet habits and other more sever eating disorders. Logic of Study: What if the media was limited to adolescents, would they be less likely develop an eating disorder or would they just in fact have there own thoughts creating the "actual self"....   [tags: Papers]

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Letter: Television and Its Benefits

- Letter: Television and Its Benefits Dear Sir/Madam, In response to last nights letter in the Rhondda Leader. I am writing to disagree that television has negative effects. Television has a positive impact on people by entertaining, This was stated by 'Dr P Neiman'.'Television cheers us up when we're depressed or feel down' E.g. Friends is a series comedy programme that makes you want to laugh and giggle. Another way why television entertains people in that some shows give you knowledge which increases you IQ....   [tags: Papers]

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Lunch versus Dinner versus Supper

- Many times I have moved from one house to the next, one town to another, but the transition never included changing the meaning of words. At one point in my life I actually thought dinner (1) and supper (2) could be interchanged when referring to the evening meal; but oh, how tragically wrong I was. I recall the first realization of my mistake like it was yesterday. This led to my discovery of an ancient plot to starve the world and Mrs. Gump's (3) ongoing struggle against her fashionable enemies....   [tags: Dining Etiquette]

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Simon: The Unexpected DJ

- Simon: The Unexpected DJ Driving up Route 9 towards Poughkeepsie in a snow storm was not something I wanted to do. The time itself—an hour’s drive—was elongated by the pretty, but dangerous, falling snow. As my Beetle and I plowed up through Fishkill and made our way to the town of Poughkeepsie, I started getting nervous. I would be interviewing a real live DJ. Since I was a child I had always loved music and the radio. I remember leaping up onto my kitchen counter and perching there, anxiously listening to who would be crowned Number One that week on the Top 40....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Disasters in Space Flight

- Disasters in Space Flight On January 27, 1967, the three astronauts of the Apollo 4, were doing a test countdown on the launch pad. Gus Grissom was in charge. His crew were Edward H. White, the first American to walk in space, and Roger B. Chaffee, a naval officer going up for the first time. 182 feet below, R.C.A technician Gary Propst was seated in front of a bank of television monitors, listening to the crew radio channel and watching various televisions for important activity. Inside the Apollo 4 there was a metal door with a sharp edge....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Influence of Television

- The Influence of Television Television is a source for top entertainment adored by all ages but the programs are influencing the eyes of the viewers both in a good and bad way. Violence, sex and bad language is currently shown at earlier and earlier times, leaving especially children prone to mature viewing. With the television the most watched object in the country, it is not a surprise that nearly everyone has one in their homes....   [tags: Papers]

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40 Hour Work Week

- In the initial October 20th article there was a proposal for the nation's industry to go to a 40 hour work week. The method of attaining the laws goal of a universal 40 hour work week was initial to make a proposal to the American Federation of Labor. The industrial revolution introduced yet new complexities. Sunrise to sunset was too long to expect people to work indoors at tasks that were now totally disconnected from personal survival. Factory workers became unhappy and began to push for shorter hours....   [tags: Work Labor Emplpoyment]

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