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Views of Heaven in From the Fifteenth District

- Views of Heaven in From the Fifteenth District Mavis Gallant presents us with a disconcerting view of death in the short story "From the Fifteenth District," where dying is not a salvation from the pains of life but where the dead are forced to suffer eternally. In this story, the author sets out three distinct cases of 'haunting,' except that these hauntings are reported by the dead about the living. Major E. Travella, killed during World War I, is angry that he is being exploited by the church and the public....   [tags: Fifteenth District]

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Congressman Steve Cohen

- ... It removed the displaying of legal limitations set forth to control minority participation. Section two of the VRA abandoned voting qualifications that posed a threat to the authorization of minority voting. In an attempt to ensure minority electoral participation, section 5 of the VRA requires southern states with historically discriminatory backgrounds to be ‘pre-cleared’ by the United Sates District Court for the District of Columbia or the United States attorney general if they wanted to change election rules....   [tags: district, representation, gerrymanding]

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The Evolution of Love in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth-Centuries

- Throughout time, love has been a steady theme in music, literature, and film. Love is perhaps one of the most obvious emotions to portray and it can often be described as be sensual, sexual, spiritual or mystic, and divine. The tradition of courtly love began in the twelfth- century with the traveling songs of the performing troubadours and trouvères throughout Europe. Their songs of love were the source of all Western vernacular poetry and through the evolution of time developed into the popular chanson of the fifteenth and sixteenth- centuries....   [tags: music, literature, and film]

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Master Engravers of Fifteenth Century Germany

- When thinking of early artistic prints, perhaps one of the few things that come to mind would be playing cards. In modernity, playing cards are not really considered “artistic” items. However, during the earliest days of print, playing cards were the original media made by the printing process. Even before the printing press, Europe had a love of cards and, whether they were actually intended to be used for play or for show, the people wanted to get their hands on them. Because of the wide spread popularity of cards, it is no surprise that this early print media featured elements that are visually present in other printed media, even to this day....   [tags: Master of the Playing Cards]

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Journeying the World in the Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Centuries

- Journeying the world in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, I, Liliana Aline Palmeiro, was sent out on a mission by King Kramer of Portugal as a Portuguese trade official to go to the Ottoman Empire, India, China, and Japan to investigate on their government systems, culture, and religions to determine if one of them are a good place to conquer or create a trade alliance with. While on the missions, I could not reveal my identity that I am a Portuguese trade official and thus, pretended to impersonate Sister Veronica Maria....   [tags: maritime trade, Ming Dynasty, wrold history]

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Two Places in the Fremantle District

- For my second journal entry, I am going to focus on two places in the Fremantle district. The first place is Fremantle Markets. Fremantle Markets is similar to Bugis Street, although it is much smaller than Bugis Street, it is always busy and always crowded with people. Furthermore, there are also buskers performing and a lot of tourist comes to Fremantle Markets. Based on my observations, Fremantle Markets is culture as a way of life. From an interview I conducted with one of the shop’s owner name Andrea, she said that Fremantle Markets is a good place for the community to hang around....   [tags: journal entry, Markets and Prison Museum]

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District 9 as Science Fiction

- I am unconvinced that District 9 is a science fiction movie. I’m not entirely sure where District 9 falls in the spectrum of movie genres, but I feel that its different styles and emphases make it a hybrid of SF and Monster elements encased in a Historically analogical Narrative. In my attempt to definitively determine which genre I would place District 9, I referred to Sobchack for aid in defining the difference between Science Fiction and other closely related genres, like Horror or Monster films....   [tags: Movie Analysis]

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District of Columbia versus Heller

- District of Columbia vs. Heller was a court case in which Dick Heller challenged the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975. This Act was a law that prohibited the possession of handguns by any person who had not been previously licensed to carry one. If licensed to carry before the passing of the law, it was mandatory for those individuals to reregister the handgun, and to keep the firearms “unloaded and disassembled, or “bound by a trigger lock or similar device” unless the firearm was in a business or “being used for a lawful recreational activity.” After the statute was created, people were no longer allowed to register to carry any handguns, only shotguns or rifles attained through a...   [tags: Supreme Court cases, firearms regulation]

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Disaster Management: District Administration

- ... An important step in planning process is to identify the problems and issues related to disaster management. There can be various sources for identifying these issues. These are diagnosis of disaster preparedness scenario, participatory exercises needs to be undertaken at district, block, and village level. However there can be two models of planning process for developing district plan of disaster management. These can be termed as top-down model and bottom-up model. In a top-down model the formulation of the district DM plan can done on this basis of inputs from studies, surveys, participatory meeting at various levels....   [tags: Indian Administrative System]

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School District Budgetary Overview

- District Budgetary Overview As School Officials every Superintendent or School Board member in a new position has to be knowledgeable of their responsibilities that they are acquiring. The administration of the budgeting process, and checks and balances are imperative to understand in order to be able to apply them in the everyday. Managing the budget and coordinating it in a way that all the needs from a school district and the students are met are sometime a challenge, not all the time it is easy to accomplish, but working in collaboration could be manage and accomplish a better distribution (Bireda & Center for American, 2011)....   [tags: Responsibilities, School Board, Budget]

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The English Lake District

- ... The youngest bedrocks in the area are found at the south-west coast and in the north-east, made up of Triassic sandstones. Much of the Lake District’s landscape as we know it today is the results of glacial action from about 2 Ma onwards (Lake District National Park Education Authority, 2002). The effects of glaciation in the Lake District Through the Pleistocene and Devensian periods (2ma to 12,000 BP) the Lake District was subject to several periods of glaciation. When the ice was at is maximum extent, it may well have covered the entire district in the form of a huge dome with its centre in the Scafell region (Millward & Robinson, 1970)....   [tags: geology, glaciation, vegetation]

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Career: District Attorney

- Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” In the 21st century, crimes have been and remains as one of the post-major threats towards society. Through these heinous crimes, lawbreakers do whatever they can to benefit themselves, leaving the poor and innocent robbed from their goods and rights in a democratic society. Many people in these 21st century society wonder, “When is Justice to be done?” For district attorneys, it’s their job to bring that “justice” and to restore social stability upon these threats....   [tags: Contributions to Society]

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District Budget Design

- ... The principals are chief financial officer at the school level (Brimley, Verstengen, Garfield, 2012). The principal will carry out the plan and distribute money according to the needs of his or her school. The principal will establish a two-sided budget and ledger sheet with all receipts and expenditures along with monthly reports that will be reported to the district office (Brimley, Verstengen, Garfield, 2012). “Decentralize budget decisions pertaining to instruction and supplies to school buildings, and hold principals accountable for money spent to improve achievement”(Black, 2008, pg....   [tags: accounting practices, superintendent, schools]

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The Context of Elizabeth School District's Budget

- ... Approximately 68% of students are classified as Hispanic; 22% black, 8% white and 2% Asian. It’s estimated 44 different languages are spoken by the student body with the largest percentages of students speaking Spanish, English, Haitian Creole and Portuguese making 13% of the students enrolled in bilingual education classes. Since 2000 through 2013 the school population increased over 5,350 students. During the 2012-2013 the district implemented grants to improve student achievement and to prepare all students for postsecondary education....   [tags: education, love, leadership]

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The National Archives in Washington, District of Columbia

- ... In the exhibit a person could view the “Constitution”, “The Declaration of Independence”, the “Bill of Rights”, and several other important documents. In addition, if this suggestion does not excite a person, then the other options is the stunning “Public Vaults’ featuring ten billion pages of textual records of photos ,maps ,charts ,engineering drawings , and many others. Here, in the “Public Vaults” a person could go through thousands of reels of film, twenty five million photos and graphics, and four hundred thousand video and sound recording....   [tags: history holder, constitution]

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Tim Murphy and the 18th Pennsylvania District

- Tim Murphy is a Republican house member hailing from the 18th Congressional district of the state of Pennsylvania. He has an impressive professional and political background, earning his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, practicing as a psychologist for many years, and serving as a Pennsylvania state senator from 1996-2002 before successfully running for U.S. House of Representatives. His political views closely match those of his constituents, a fact that has allowed him to be a representative for eight years, and he is favored to win re-election for another term later this year....   [tags: Politics ]

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What District 9 Taught the World

- When we go see a movie we never really know every detail about it. Sometimes people don’t even know who directed the movie. As I researched the movie District 9 there were many things that I didn’t know about and I’m sure a few of us didn’t either. We never really know little details because that’s not we go to the movies for because we just want to see the big picture ,well that’s how I am I only see the movie on the screen and that’s all , I never really go into depth of what I am watching unless of course its base on true events ....   [tags: film analysis]

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The Dharmapuri Temple in Karimnagar District of Telangana

- ... CONSTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE Pata Narasimha Swamy Temple has two main entrances or Simha Dwarams. Out of the two, Pedda Gopuram is the main entrance of temple complex. There is also an image of Lord Yama at the entrance of the temple to the right. This temple has its own Prakaara or compound in the temple complex. Inside the Prakaara, there is also an idol of Bhakta Anjaneya (Lord Hanuman). Seven more idols of Anjaneya are also framed on the other seven sides of the temple. Inside the Prakaara and before Mukha Mantapam, there is a four pillared pavilion known as the Kalyana Mandapam....   [tags: history, visit, transportation]

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The History of American District Telegraph Company

- ... It can be attached to all electronics and will give law enforcement the ability to track stolen electronics. The device is paper thin and attaches to the interior of the chosen electronic device. It does not interfere with the operation of any of the electronic devices. To explain to a lay person about how the device attaches to his or her device, it is a thin strip with miniature tracking device embedded into the strip. The strip has strong adhesive and can, at this time, only be installed or removed by a representative of ADT....   [tags: transmit, security, GPS tracking device, ]

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Influence of Religion on Society during the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

- Influence of Religion on Society during the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries The undeniable power, force, and influence of religion stand out throughout history. However, according to J. Michael Allen and James B. Allen in World History from 1500, in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, religion was exceptionally important, because it had a great influence on everything from government to social order and family relationships (16). Hundreds of years may separate these two time periods and the modern world, but the same positive effects of religion such as unity, security, and a social order are still basic ideals in today’s world....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Special Election of Texas House District

- ... Jade spoke to us as though we were citizens or members of the community she was asking support from, not employees that worked for her. It was because she did not fully believe in herself; her campaign staff did not consider her a leader, which Weber indicates as an integral characteristic to politics as a vocation. Next, Weber indicates that a passionate and likable politician is integral to using politics as a vocation and it still can be traced to modern day politics. Rico Reyes, another Democrat in the race ended up placing last in voter percentage and a lot it had to do with him being an unlikable candidate....   [tags: politics, campaign, leadership, power]

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Tamalpais Union High School District Budget Cuts

- Dear District Superintendant: The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) is one of those districts that have seen fallen property values in Marin, dysfunctional, and fiscal chaos in Sacramento. As a result of the severe economic downturn and the devastating cuts to education from the state of California, the TUHSD needs to reduce operating cost by 20% within five years to have a balanced budget for the 2014-2015 school year. THUSD annual budget is $55 million dollars. Operations is half that, or $27.5 million....   [tags: Finance]

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Reflection of Shadowing the Superintendent of Maplewood School District

- I had the pleasure of being able to shadow Superintendent Shirley Hall of the Maplewood School District. Ms. Hall took the reins of the district over in 2012 from a very popular superintendent who was credited with making great strides within the district. Although Ms. Hall had very large shoes to fill, she seems to be doing it with grace and enthusiasm. She credits the previous superintendent with making systemic changes and establishing the overall forward momentum of the district, but recognizes that she cannot rest on past success....   [tags: education, leadership, philosophy]

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The Disease that Infests The District

- The Disease that Infests The District There is a disease that is sweeping across this country. From this disease, no one person has immunity. It strikes the poorest of families and the richest of families. It has the ability to harm the old and young, male and female. It does not care what your sexual preference is, if it wants to infect you, it will. What is this disease that does not care who it harms. It is the acquired immune deficiency syndrome, better known as AIDS. Even the capital of the most powerful country in the world has a problem with AIDS....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Travel Writing in the Lake District

- Travel Writing in the Lake District I had dreaded the day that my Duke of Edinburgh would come around once more and now I was two days into my expedition. The first two days had been cold, wet and windy in the heart of the Lake District. The English Lake District National Park is 885 square miles in size, the largest of the 11 national parks in England & Wales, containing over 1800 miles of footpaths through some of Britain's most beautiful countryside. I am sure that we were going to cover at least over half of the area....   [tags: Papers]

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Vernonia School District V. Acton (1996)

- Vernonia School District v. Acton was a US Supreme court decision that aims to uphold the constitutionality affecting random drug testing implemented by local public schools in Vernonia, Oregon States. This provision mandates student athletes to undergo drug testing before they are going to be allowed to participate in sporting activities. This particular measure established by the constitution stated that it propagates any illegal use of any prohibited substances for students in order to preserve the integrity of the society in particular with handling against drug use....   [tags: Drug Testing Policy]

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Current Conditions In and Future Plans for the Strip District

- Introduction Over the last 200 years, the Strip District has gone through many different changes throughout its long history. Stretching from 11th Street to 33rd Street, The Strip as it is known from Pittsburgh was at one in the 1920’s the economic center of Pittsburgh and was home to such companies as U.S. Steel, The H.J. Heinz Company and Westinghouse. As the 21st century rolled into, the ghosts of past industry giants still remained, but the Strip District had changed into a Saturday destination to Pittsburghers and a tourist spot for those people visiting Pittsburgh....   [tags: Urban Planning, Center of Industry]

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The Central Business District of Kidderminster

- The Central Business District of Kidderminster Introduction ============ For my GCSE fieldwork we were required to visit the central Business District (CBD for short) of a town or a city. The town that I will investigate is called Kidderminster, and is located in Central England, near the Wyre Forest District in the countryside of Worcestershire on the Stour River. Kidderminster is just 19 miles south of Birmingham. It has a very industrial history and is known as the origin of the Carpet Industry....   [tags: Papers]

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Adding Technology into the Classrooms of Huntsville Independent School District

- ... Whitehead and his A+ certified students can teach the teachers the basics of figuring out what the problem is and start to fix the problem. This way the teachers can start fixing the problem while they are waiting for one of the five students to come and finish fixing whatever the problem may be, this will cut down on some of the time it takes to fix the issue. This solution is a cost effective way to start chipping away at the wasted time. For teachers who want to learn how to completely find, isolate and fix the technical issue the work shop could be a month long but only mandate the teachers to attend the first week when the basics are being taught....   [tags: planning, training, program, computer]

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Elk Grove Unified School District versus Newdow

- Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow: The Supreme Court case in Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow result in a unanimous ruling that the phrase “under God” may remain in the Pledge of Allegiance as narrated in public school classrooms. The court made the decision because the atheist father did not have grounds to sue the school district on behalf of his daughter. While the ruling was made on the Flag Day, it did not meet the clear endorsement of the constitutionality of the pledge as sought by President Bush and leaders of Republican and Democratic Parties in Congress....   [tags: pledge, atheist, school, legal]

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The Peak District National Park

- The Peak District National Park I will begin with what a National Park really is. A National Park is an idea developed in 19th century America, at the time the new country was rapidly developing and settlers were moving in. The first ever National Park was created in 1872, it was named as 'Yellowstone' this began a chain-reaction of National Parks being instated. The size of the parks varied, but were all generally large uninhabited areas of real natural beauty. The fact that these National Parks were protected by the Government stopped any land damage or animal poaching....   [tags: Papers]

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Reparation for the Non-Compensated Group in the District of Marowijne

- ... However the constitution of Suriname was not mentioned in the earlier mentioned judgment some articles shows the state’s obligations in protecting the human rights of the people. Taking in consideration that the non-compensated group also should be treated equal and also are eligible for the same treatment by the state the following articles of the Constitution (The Parliament of Suriname 1987: 04-05) are applicable: article 8-14 and article 16. One of the main reasons the non-compensated group should be included in the process of transitional justice is to end the culture of impunity not only, but also to restore the rule of law in the Marowijne district....   [tags: Suriname guerrilla]

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Racial Undertones Portrayed in the Movie District 9

- I feel that the movie District 9 has strong racial undertones. The film is set in South Africa, Where a massive alien mothership has came to a halt over the city of Johannesberg. Three months pass before the government finally decides to cut their way into the hull of the ship. What they find is a ghastly sight, thousands of aliens are found and it is discovered that the aliens are sickly, malnourished, and lacking leadership and initiative. The South African government flies them all to the surface, where they are given an area all their own, District 9....   [tags: movies]

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High-stakes Testing in Schools

- High-stakes testing is a very complicated issue. The watered down explanation given to the members of the public is that of holding teachers accountable for the achievement of their students. However, this is not the only use of HST. HST can also be utilized in determining grade level promotion, assigning a performance rating to an entire school, and determining students’ ability to graduate from high school (Kubiszyn & Borich, 2013). One of the major complaints of HST is when districts attempt to teach to the test....   [tags: Education, District]

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District 9: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing

- Lights, cameras, action; is all in which a movie is processed when viewed my others through millions of pixels of film. The critical evaluation of the movie is only seen through the eyes of those who think deep within the overall picture. District 9 is the perfect movie to correlate to the readings that is comprised to be read in American Cultural Studies. There are readings throughout the assigned book Rereading America that will relate to scenes in the film District 9. It will inform, as printed on the cover, how the readings and scenes provide a substance for cultural contexts for critical thinking and writing....   [tags: race, social classes, gender, culture]

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The Business District of Kingston

- The Business District of Kingston Introduction ============ Kingston-upon-Thames is the county town of Surrey. As its name suggests, it lies on the river Thames in between Twickenham and Hampton Court. It is the area's biggest shopping centre, boasting a wide variety of stores and shops located mainly around the pedestrianised centre and the old market, for example like The Bentalls Centre and The John Lewis Centre. The shopping centre attracts many visitors, especially at weekends....   [tags: Papers]

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District of Columbia v. Heller: The Use and Permit of Handguns

- With many recent incidents that involve guns between 2012 and 2013, gun control laws have become a hot topic in America. On one hand, after the horrific incident like the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at Newtown in 2012, most people wanting to limit guns from getting into the wrong by setting up a rigorous system that control who can and cannot obtain a gun. On the other hand, we have the people who believe that with such rigorous system in place is violated the individual rights that granted and protected by the United States Constitution....   [tags: Gun control, License]

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Creating Community: Implementation of a Bycicle Friendly Business District

- Downtown Denton is an area that combines history, entertainment, and community. Within a mile you can find unique places to eat, find treasures both old and new, and then finish off your trip with a concert on the lawn at the courthouse. Yet, even with these wonderful attributes of the downtown area, a stronger sense of community as well as a larger and more stable economic base could be achieved if the area were bike friendly. Currently there are not even the basic provisions afforded to those individuals who choose bicycling as their mode of transportation....   [tags: Denton, sense of community, cyclists]

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District of Mansigne are the Wants and Demands for Taxation by the Third Estate

- ... This can also be seen and supported in Abbe Sieyes, What is the Third Estate?. The other idea that this document states as previously seen is the Third Estates wants and demands concerning taxation, the Estates-General and equality can be seen through out the entire document. Some specific examples of points that address these topics are first of all point 4. Point 4 expresses the Third Estates wants and demands about taxation and specifically states their desire that debts of the state must be paid off....   [tags: document, france, political]

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Historical Descriptions of the Lower Peace River District

- The context gives the historical descriptions of the lower Peace River district. It contains the climates records including the rainfall capacity during the past 96 years since 1908 to 2004, and different data in order to give the evidence of whether the local climate is moist. Moreover, the context talks about the local vegetation changes in the Fox Lake Area within the lower Peace River district. It also shows some measurements of the lake surface area. Several physiognomically vegetation maps are presented in the context to clearly show the difference between the years....   [tags: peace river, vegetation, agriculture]

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Minimizing the Delay on Completion of the Construction Projects in Jaffna District

- Table of Contents 1. Introduction…………………………………………………….. 4 2. Problem Statement………………………………………………4 3. Aims and Objectives.…………………………………………... 5 4. Methodology……………………………………………………..6 5. Scope and limitation……………………………………………...8 6. Literature Review……………………………………………….9 6.1 General……………………………………………………..9 6.2 Various Studies ……………………………………………9 7. Conclusion………………………………………………………14 8. References………………………………………………………..16 Table of Charts 4.1 Flow Chart…………………………………………………………7 1. Introduction The Construction industry is large, volatile, and requires tremendous capital outlays....   [tags: Building Permit, Literature Review]

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Sandyford Business District Association Article #361

- With the SBDA draft just a couple days away, we are going to take a look at one of the most talked about prospects entering this SBDA draft. Jackson Curtis Miller, former standout power forward from Kent State University, has already impressed SBDA general managers everywhere with his tremendous work ethic and hard nosed attitude. As we looked into the life of the potential superstar, we came across three adjectives that folks familiar with Jackson Miller, said about him. Here is that list: 1....   [tags: general management, leadership]

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Q: European monarchs of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuri

- In northern Europe after the Middle Ages, monarchies began to build the foundations of their countries that are still in affect today. During the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries these “New Monarchs” made many relevant changes in their nations. During the middle of the fifteenth century Europe was affected by war and rebellion, which weakened central governments. As the monarchies attempted to develop into centralized governments once again, feudalism’s influence was lessened. This “new” idea of centralization was reflected in the monarch’s actions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Districs of Columbia vs Heller

- District of Columbia Vs. Heller In 1976, the District of Columbia City Council enacted three of the strictest gun control ordinances in the United States. The ordinances entirely ban the possession of handguns within the District and, while allowing residents to keep rifles and shotguns in their homes, require those guns be kept disassembled or bound by a trigger lock. Then in 2003, Dick Heller and five other plaintiffs were recruited by lawyer, Robert Levy, and used to file suit against D.C. in the U.S....   [tags: city council, strict, gun control]

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His Fifteenth Year Crystallized

- The film, Donnie Darko, shows Donnie a fifteen year old suburban teenage boy is visited by a six-foot bunny, named Frank with a disturbed face. Donnie is the only person who can see Frank. Frank first visits Donnie in his upstairs bedroom while sleeping; he coaxes Donnie to a golf course in which he reveals his fate. Frank tells Donnie the world will end on October thirty-first; meanwhile, a rogue jet-engine crashes into his home and crushes his room. The next morning Donnie and his Father drive to see his psychotherapist....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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District 9 and Apartheid in South Africa

- District 9, a science fiction movie directed by Neil Blomkamp and produced by Peter Jackson, is an action movie throughout. One could view the entire film without noticing any sort of metaphorical depth, and simply enjoy District 9 based on the merits of its wonderful visual effects, gore, vulgarity, and fast-paced content. In order to achieve this blissful nirvana, the viewer would have to empty his mind of any knowledge regarding the South African apartheid. The apartheid metaphor is so thoroughly imprinted onto the plot, visuals, and characters of the movie, that anybody who has studied South African history to any extent would be remiss not to take notice....   [tags: Movie, Film 2014]

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Land Use in the District of North Vancouver

- Introduction Land use in the district of North Vancouver has been a very sensitive issue for many years. In this area, population growth has been substantial, especially because of the area's popular outdoor recreation opportunities. It is this relationship between population pressure and outdoor 'green zones'1 that is at the heart of the conflict in North Vancouver district. Residents are very passionate about, and emotionally attached to, the natural mountainous surroundings. Thus, when development plans were slated for Mountain Forest and Cove Forest, residents did not want development to take place in 'their forests.' The critical question is, how to incorporate influxes of people into...   [tags: Canada Environment Land Development]

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The Impact of the Central Business District on Houses

- The Impact of the Central Business District on Houses We are aiming to find out if houses become more sparse, modern , larger and increase in individuality with larger surrounding land, as we move further away from the Central Business District (CBD) We will be noting damage to property, vandalism and factors which affect quality of life as well as the house prices and recording the inevitable rises as we walk along our transect line: from the tightly packed Victorian terraces adjacent to the CBD out towards the suburban outskirts of Hove....   [tags: Papers]

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Vernonia School District V. Acton

- On June 26, 1995, the Supreme Court decided on the case Vernonia School District v. Acton as to whether or not random drug testing of high school athletes violated the reasonable search and seizure clause of the Fourth Amendment. During the 1980's and 1990's there was a large increase in drug use. The courts decision was a strong interpretation of the Fourth Amendment and the right decision upon drug testing high school athletes. Between 1985 and 1989 the Vernonia School District began to see a marked increase in disciplinary problems, drug use by students, athletic injuries, use of drugs by athletes and a student body preoccupation with the drug culture....   [tags: Court Case Legal Drug Testing]

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Bethel School District vs. Fraser

- On April 26, 1983, Matthew Fraser, a student at Bethel High School in Bethel, Washington, delivered a speech nominating a fellow student for a student elective office to his fellow high school mates. The assembly was part of a school-sponsored educational program in self government. During the entire speech, Fraser referred to his candidate in terms of "elaborate, graphic, and explicit sexual metaphor." However, no obscene language was used. Fraser discussed his speech with three of his teachers....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bethel School District Vs. Fraser

- Bethel School District vs. Fraser This case involved a public high school student, Matthew Fraser who gave a speech nominating another student for a student elective office. The speech was given at an assembly during school as a part of a school-sponsored educational program in self-government. While giving the speech, Fraser referred to his candidate in what the school board called "elaborate, graphic, and explicit metaphor." After his speech, the assistant principal told Fraser that the school considered the speech a violation of the school's "disruptive-conduct rule." This prohibited conduct that interfered with the educational process, including obscene, profane lan...   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Way of Operations by Guilford County Sherriff’s Department District 2

- The following paper is about the Guilford County Sherriff’s Office Department District 2 Stoney Creek. Within the following I will talk about how District 2 operates, and compare it to how the text describes agency operations. The following topics shall be discussed in more detail later on: organizational structure, jurisdictional boundaries, coverage, the size of the agency, mutual aid coverage, who they cooperate with, emergency vehicle operations, employment pay and requirement for being hired, their use of COMPSTAT, how they intervene when fired upon at a constant rate, who or what determines who gets a promotion to a higher rank or not, and at what age officers are eligible for retiring...   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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The Cabot School District Strives to Meet the Educational Needs of Every Student

- ... II. Where do we need to be in the future. Due to the large Caucasian community that resides in Cabot, it is essential for the school district to provide opportunities for students to be exposed to diversity. Although a school district cannot change its population make-up, it can provide opportunities to its students that teach diversity, tolerance, dignity and respect. Students must realize that, although their every day encounters with students during their school years are limited in regards to diversity, the world that awaits them when they graduate is composed of people of different races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, etc....   [tags: diversity, academics, acceptance]

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The Electoral Reforms in Patterns of Democracy by Arend Lijphart

- In his book ‘Patterns of Democracy’, Arend Lijphart mentions how electoral systems of majoritarian and consensus model of democracies differ. The electoral systems in majoritarian democracies quintessentially tend to be single-member district plurality system, while consensus democracies usually tend to use the method of proportional representation. Most electoral systems fit into the two categories of PR and plurality-majority. However, there do exist some electoral systems that fall in between....   [tags: electoral, systems, voters, district]

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The Freedom of Speech in the Tinker V. Des Moines Independent Community School District

- The First Amendment of the United States gives citizens the five main rights to freedom. Freedom of speech is one of the rights. If people did not have the freedom of speech there would be no way of expressing one’s self and no way to show individuality between beliefs. This Amendment becomes one of the issues in the Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District Supreme Court case that happened in December of 1969. In the case of Tinker v. Des Moines there were five students that got suspended for wearing armbands to protest the Government’s policy in Vietnam....   [tags: beliefs, rights, freedom, speech]

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Violating the Fourth Amendment Rights of Antoine Jones

- ... In some States, the Government has the authority to allow police officers to search a vehicle without the necessity of warrant. “ long as a state is deciding law based upon its interpretation of its own constitution, the state can be more restrictive than the Supreme Court. However, if the state is interpreting the 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution, then they must follow the body of law established by the United States Supreme Court”(Policelink). The Government believes the attachment of the monitoring device for search was a responsible forfeiting act....   [tags: district of columbia, gps]

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Least Restrictive Environment in San Francisco Unified School District

- Least restrictive environment (LRE) is among the six standards enacted by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), to govern the education of students with various special needs and disabilities (Jacob, Decker, & Hartshorne, 2010, p. 106). The other five principles are; free and appropriate public education, individualized education program, parent participation requirement and the protection of rights of children with disabilities and their parents (Farris, 2002, p. 1). This principle supports the education of students with disabilities together with non-disabled learners to the greatest extent that is appropriate....   [tags: Education ]

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Garo Hills-The Ecological Canvas of Meghalaya

- ... Chibragre Location: West Garo Hills District Lying at the curving jointly of Ganol and Rongram rivers, just 9 kms from Tura on the Tura Guwahati road is an perfect picnic spot. Mizoram Phawngpui The uppermost peak in Mizoram, Phawngpui or else the Blue peak is positioned near the state’s south-eastern border overlooking the curve of the mighty Chhimtuipui River and the hill range of Myanmar. Sangau community, which is as regards 229 kms from Aizawl, is the closest resolution to Phawngpui....   [tags: peak, district, location]

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The Detrimental Practice of Gerrymandering

- In American politics today, many practices exist that greatly harm the American public. One of these dangerous practices, known as gerrymandering, occurs in nearly every state. While some claim that the practice helps America, in reality gerrymandering harms American democracy and safety. Gerrymandering greatly affects society, and must become illegal to insure fair representation, the democratic processes in America continues, and America continues to thrive. When gerrymandering occurs, a political party draws the boundaries of an electoral district in a way that helps their party win elections over the other parties....   [tags: electoral district, democracy, safety]

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The Need to Update Individual Education Plans in Special Education

- ... Despite feeling overwhelmed, Suzie is not justified in her actions. All special needs students are covered under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) (Roth &Worthington, 2011, p. 71). According to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) (2014), “The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) serves more than 6.5 million children in our nation’s schools and preserves a free, appropriate public education for children with disabilities, including students with communication disorders.” Under the IDEA, each qualifying child must have an IEP, and the IEP must be revised annually to ensure the student’s remediation needs are met....   [tags: student, therapist, district]

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Island Tree School District vs. Pico Benjamin Waldman Civics/4B 1/12/14

- “'Forget books,”'said Rosewater, throwing that particular book under his bed. 'The hell with 'em.' 'That sounded like an interesting one,' said Valencia.” -Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut In 1975 the “interesting” books for students of the Island Tree School District were nearly thrown under the bed forever. The Island Tree School District was presented with a complaint from the group Parents of New York United that posed a concern regarding the content of library materials. This community was concerned that public school libraries in the district were exceedingly “permissive” with the books they provided for students....   [tags: slaughter-house, kurt vonnegut]

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Report of the Meeting with the School Board

- On Monday,October 14, 2013 at 7:00 P.M., I attended the Bradford Area School District school board meeting at Floyd C. Fretz Middle School in the large group instruction room. This meeting was important for the teachers, students, and the schools in the district. It provided information that correlated to the material in class and a perspective on what situations as a future teacher I may experience. The meeting began when the school board members entered the large group instruction room and took their seats at a panel table angled to the side of the audience....   [tags: Bradford Area school district]

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The First Industrial City in the United States

- ... However it wouldn’t have been built if it wasn’t for the 200 polish families, who raised money to fund the building. The church was designed to reflect churches in Poland. It toke over two years to be fully complete. When the church was completed in 1893 it was one of the most beautiful buildings in Pittsburgh. Probably the most famous place in the Strip is the world famous Primanti Brothers, famous for its super delicious and mouthwatering sandwiches. Some say Primantis was the birthplace of the sandwich....   [tags: strip district, pittsburgh]

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Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District

- In the history of the Supreme Court, there have been many First Amendment cases that outline if exercises of free speech and expression are constitutional or unconstitutional. One of the most paramount 1st amendment cases is that of Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969). This significant case helped shape the extension of symbolic speech, as well as ensure the freedom of speech and expression to students in schools. In December 1965, a group of Iowa residents, both adults and children, gathered to discuss ways in which they could protest American involvement in the Vietnam War, a very controversial issue at the time....   [tags: Case Study]

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Effect of aggregation status on soil Potassium in Illitic

- He title "illite" allocates to a group of mica-type minerals which is widely distributed in marine shales and related sediments. Illite as the consequence of potassium depletion, has less potassium and has more water molecules than true micas resembling muscovite, but anyhow it has micalike sheet structure, moreover, it possesses interlayer micro pores and is poorly crystallized. Product of muscovite weathering is illite which under humid condition this product alters to montmorillonite. Illite, as an expandable 2:1 clay mineral, is known as source of soil potassium as well accounted as a K bearing minerals (Sharma et al., 2010)....   [tags: NaBPh4,minerals, golestan district]

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Factors Hindering Financial Inclusion in Uganda: A Case Study of Kamuli District

- FACTORS HINDERING FINANCIAL INCLUSION IN UGANDA: A CASE STUDY OF KAMULI DISTRICT. CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION Background to the Study Uganda’s Vision 2040 highlights access to finance as one of the barriers among others that are affecting the competitiveness of the economy. Most individuals and firms access credit from informal sources. One of the reasons for the limited access to credit is the low level of domestic savings which affects the ability by institutions to offer long term finance. As such, the Government of Uganda (GoU) intends to increase gross national savings from the current level of 14.5 percent to about 35 percent of GDP by 2040, as a means to accelerate structural transforma...   [tags: financial, inclusion, study]

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Housing Problems near Seattle Central District for College Students

- In these days, housing problems is one of the worst problems, not only for Seattle central students, but also all students who are university or college student in United States. According to, students suffer from getting house or apartments in terms of cost and space. Apartments near around our school, especially, are more expensive than other schools. What is a worse, international student face more severe problems that housing cost is getting increased. Of course, housing cost becomes cheaper if apartment is a little further from Seattle central....   [tags: cost, apartment, dormitory, expensive]

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History: Christopher Columbus and George Washington

- A witness to the United States' rise in prominence' Washington City"' the District of Columbia contains references to two names: Christopher Columbus and George Washington -that played vital roles in setting America on her path of abundance' Today. Citizens show respect to these two heroic figures through national holidays and monuments; yet, younger generations 'living in relative ease, sometimes ignore the hostile circumstances surrounding the discovery and Birth of this nation, taking them for granted....   [tags: salamanca, district of columbia]

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Public Relations Project: Art Education

- II. CAMPAIGN THEME OR FOCUS A. Statement and description of the issue to be addressed The Oxford English Dictionary defines art as the “expression of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power”. Since the beginning of time, art has been performed as a hobby, solely for pleasure. The satisfaction of performing this pastime can be achieved through expressing thoughts or feelings, providing visual experiences and creating illusions or magic....   [tags: Rankin School District, Mississippi]

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Redevelopment in Urban Life

- 1.0 Introduction Redevelopment is described as the process of improving by renewing and restoring. When placed into the context of cities, redevelopment may be described as urban renewal. The redevelopment of cities is a crucial phenomenon that effects the fabric of communities socially, economically, politically and culturally. The need for an urban redevelopment usually arises when an area or district no longer functions nor cultivates its intended program. Unsuccessful existing and expired developments hinder its local community from progressing forward which causes a chain reaction of negativity (Tira M., Ivanička K., Špirková D., 2010)....   [tags: district, diversity, planning, value]

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Close the Acheivement Gap

- ... The following year we surpassed 30,000 books read at 85% accuracy or higher. For our 500 plus students, that was extremely impressive. Notwithstanding, if we did not have that first class meet with excellence, the district would never have made those achievements and the program would have undoubtedly faded away. Regardless of what programs you implement, challenge all students, work toward true understanding, individualize instruction, establish safety nets and, above all else, respect the power of meaningful and consistent professional development....   [tags: standards, student, culture, district]

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Is the Notion of an Early Modern Military Revolution Tenable?

- Is the Notion of an Early Modern Military Revolution Tenable. The notion of an early modern military revolution is one which is a much debated subject among historians. Two historians who are very dominant in this field are Geoffrey Parker and Michael Roberts. Although they both agree that a military revolution occurred, they disagree on the timing of a revolution in war. Roberts argues that a military revolution started in 1560 and "by 1660, the modern art of war had come to birth." Parker, on the other hand, sees the military revolution as a "firmly sixteenth century phenomenon with antecedents in the fifteenth." Prior to the early modern period, warfare was based around castles and fo...   [tags: history sixteenth century fifteenth century]

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The Monster: School Testing

- ... If the student does poorly then the teacher or the parents of the student may need to help the student focus more. Aside from seeing how well a student may have understood a subject it allows the educator to see if the student is ready to move onto another topic. Maybe the students are in elementary and they are learning how to do addition and the teacher tests them to see how well they understood it, if they are ready the teacher may move onto subtraction. This is in essence how standardized testing works but on a much larger scale and only looks into how well students understand....   [tags: fundings, school district, NCLB]

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Economic, Social and Environmental Impacts of Tourism in the Lake District

- Economic, Social and Environmental Impacts of Tourism in the Lake District In the Lake District tourism is very important and has a significant impact on the local economy. But there is concern about the Lake District and how much more development it can take from the tourism industry. The Lake District remained relatively untouched until the 19th century when railways allowed the large urban population of Northwest England to visit the National Park. Tourism and trade rose in the 1940's and it was realised that the park would need some special protection to protect it against the dangers of becoming to built up and loosing its natural attraction and appeal....   [tags: Papers]

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Controlling Visitor Numbers to the Lake District National Park

- Controlling Visitor Numbers to the Lake District National Park The Lake District is an area of spectacular natural beauty and tranquillity. It is located in the North of England near Kendal. Its wide range of physical environment offers both peaceful holidays and the opportunity to for activity breaks. The national park has a number of different physical landscapes, which include: coastal areas, deciduous woodland and mountains with fast flowing streams. There are a wide range of ecosystems including both freshwater and saltwater habitats, heath land and a variety of grassland communities....   [tags: Papers]

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San Antonio School District Vs. Rodriquez

- San Antonio School District Vs. Rodriquez Rodriquez was started by parents whose children attended elementary and secondary schools in the Edgewood Indecent School District. About 90% of the students were Mexican American and 6% were African American. In Rodriquez, the Plaintiff's brought a class action on behalf of school children who were members of poor families who reside in school districts having a low property tax base. They claimed that the school's confidence on local property taxation favors the more well off and violates equal protection requirements....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Politicians' Scam: Taxing People Outside Their Voting District

- Politicians' Attempt to Stay in Office: Taxing People Outside Their Voting District The United States is one of the most democratic nations in the world. However, for our elected representatives, government is also a business, and these officials want to do anything they can to stay employed, or get re-elected. There are several ways they can do this, but one way has been used repeatedly since the American Revolution. It has been used in many examples, including the trade wars between the states of the 1780’s, the taxation of the federal bank by Maryland until 1819, the speed trap in Macks Creek, MO in the 1990’s, West Virginia’s current tax on river traffic, increased taxes for hotels an...   [tags: Politics Political Essays]

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Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District

- In cases having to do with constitutionality, the issue of the separation of church and state arises with marked frequency. This battle, which has raged since the nation?s founding, touches the very heart of the United States public, and pits two of the country's most important influences of public opinion against one another. Although some material containing religious content has found its way into many of the nation's public schools, its inclusion stems from its contextual and historical importance, which is heavily supported by material evidence and documentation....   [tags: Church State Argumentative Religion Essays Papers]

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The Selection Process of District Judges and Lay Magistrates

- The Selection Process of District Judges and Lay Magistrates Lay magistrates in England and Wales are appointed by the Lord Chancellor on behalf of the Queen. In the Duchy of Lancaster they are appointed by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. The procedure is as follows: Individuals make an application to the Local Advisory Committee, which consists of magistrates and other local people. People or organisations may also recommend a candidate for appointment. Committees also advertise for magistrates....   [tags: Papers]

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Capitalism and Oppression in The Hunger Games and Kindred

- The novels The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Kindred by Octavia Butler both contain examples of oppression created and/or worsened by the capitalist society in which they are set. In The Hunger Games, Collins creates a futuristic society of severe class inequality in which the children of the poor are killed for the political benefit and entertainment of the rich. Kindred is primarily set on a 19th century American slave plantation and examines the institution slavery in a fictional context....   [tags: Suzanne Collins, middle class, district]

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