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My Most Memorable Event

- ... I remember me my siblings and cousins played outside from swimming, sports, danced and hide go seek anything that you could think of for children to do. When the food was ready we gathered together and said prey and feast. After dinner was served everyone went to movie room for family time. We watched a movie called Madea's Family Renion by Tyler Perry. The Movie reminded me so much of my family. It let me know that family is everything and no family is perfect. We just have to learn to stick together thru good time and bad no matter what....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Founding Fathers Of The Usa

- There are many people who can be considered the indirect founding fathers of The United States. Such people are The Christian Crusaders, Marco Polo, Cortez, Pizarro, and Martin Luther. The Crusades were a series of holy wars fought to win the holy land of Christianity from those who follow Mohammed. Even though these wars failed in the respect of winning the land back, they did triumph in another aspect. The crusaders introduced a lifestyle to the Europeans in the Holy Land that was more appealing than they knew before....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Importance of Zinc in Our Bodies

- ... Zinc is best known for its role in protecting our skin in sunscreen. However, this is false. The in sunscreen is not actually zinc. The substance found in sunscreen is actually zinc oxide. One might say that the two are the same and they would be absolutely wrong. Zinc oxide is a synthetically made substance while zinc is naturally occurring in nature. Zinc has been used since ever since metal weapons were first created. Zinc was majorly used at the dawn of the Romans to make weapons and household items out of brass....   [tags: periodic table elements]

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Were Mongolians Uncivilized and Barbaric?

- Despite the fact that Mongolians were prejudiced against other cultures, they were, in fact, not barbaric but rather civilized because of their gender equality of people and how advanced their cities were. In The Book of Ser Marco Polo, Polo tells us how beautiful and well protected the city was like. For instance, the text explains how the city was protected by two great powerful walls surrounding the entire city. Only well advanced and civilized people can do such a thing such as creating an enormous wall....   [tags: The Book of Ser Marco Polo]

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Plants and Diseases that Ravaged the Western Hemisphere

- Plants and Diseases that Ravaged the Western Hemisphere In 1215, a man named Marco Polo embarked on a journey towards Western Asia and China. His reason for going to Asia was to gain spices, silks, and other luxurious items only the Asians made. Along his journey, Polo soon realized that the Earth was larger than he thought and that there must be some easier way to get to china. Not too long after his journey, the Ottoman Turks conquouered Constantinople. Constantinople (present day Istanbul) is the city, in Turkey, that divides Eastern Europe from Western Asia....   [tags: Papers]

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Mafia - Original Writing

- Mafia - Original Writing “Bang, bang, bang!” Francesco fell to the ground with a thunderous thud. His body on top of Fabio’s, who was taken out only moments earlier. Marco was the only one left; this attack has completely gone wrong. He hid behind a crate in the dark room, surrounded by five other men, all his compatriots have been killed or seriously injured. “Bang, bang” Marco shot blankly around the room; his inexperienced had just cost him dearly, those two shots gave a clear indication of his whereabouts....   [tags: Papers]

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Self-Interest on the International Stage

- Self-Interest on the International Stage A nation’s actions on the world stage can be played in many ways. Whether the role being played is unwanted meddler in other nations’ affairs, supplier of money and aid to countries in despair, or just an ordinary nation trying to keep all of its proverbial ducks in a row, the motivation that drives the plot of international relations is self-interest. Whether the setting is these United States or across the world in the People’s Republic of China, in the theocratic republic of Iran or the military controlled Central African Republic, is doesn’t pay to give something for nothing....   [tags: International Relations Essays Papers]

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A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller

- A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller 'A View From The Bridge' is a play written and directed by Arthur Miller A writer that got interested in a lower part of Manhattan which is across the Brooklyn Bridge from the richer part of New York City where the play is set. Miller's play concentrates on a particular community full of Sicilian immigrants. This community has responsibilities towards one another, they look out for each other, but soon a character's betrayal casts a shadow on the rest of the community, the same character that is led by fate towards a destiny that cannot be escaped....   [tags: Papers]

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How does symbolism enhance the drama in A View From The Bridge?

- How does symbolism enhance the drama in A View From The Bridge. Symbolism is a physical object or reference used to provide meaning to a piece of writing. Symbolism enhances the drama in A View From The Bridge because it increases the tension between the characters, as well as highlights key themes. Symbolism is a very important element as it enhances the plot. There are a large amount of symbols that create tension such as: high heels, the chair, the knife, the cigar, the paper doll and homosexuality....   [tags: symbolism, sexuality, power]

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The Difference of Mirco and Marco Culture in Enrique's Journey

- Enrique’s Journey is a book that I would never read for fun. It is completely different from most of the books I have read, and intrigued me because the story was about a boy. Most of the books I have read in school are about a girl who goes through many hardships, and difficulties but I felt I could relate more to this one because it is about a boy who struggles. While I may not have been left thousands of miles away by mother so she could send money back, it was great to see what life was like on the other side....   [tags: decision, adapted, culture]

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Creative Writing: The Castle

- Plot: Beggining: Once upon there was a girl named Hanna, she was walking around in the city, then she founded a collar, she didn't see anyone near so she took it. At her house she saw it in detail. It was a strange collar but was beautifull, so she put it on. While she was sleeping, she was feeling like something was shining, she didn't knew it was the collar so she continued sleeping. The next day, she went to walk outside and the collar started to shine, she didn't knew why it was happening but she continued walking around....   [tags: marco, hanna, castle]

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Eddie in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller

- Eddie in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller "A View from the Bridge," is a play by Arthur Miller. The scene is down town New York along the fore shore and involves Eddie Carbone, an Italian Longshoreman, his wife Beatrice and her niece Catherine. When his wife's cousins, Marco and Rodolfo, seek refuge as illegal immigrants from Sicily, Eddie agrees to shelter them. Trouble begins, as his wife's niece Catherine, is attracted to Rodolfo. Eddie's baffled jealousy culminates in an unforgivable crime against his family and the Sicilian community....   [tags: Papers]

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Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus

- “ A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world” −Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde’s words illustrate that a dreamer sees the world in a softened light, rather than the bright, blinding light of the sun, but at the same time the dreamer is blinded from what is truly in front of them and is punished when he is confronted with the harshness of reality. In Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, two illusionist set into motion a competition to prove whose teaching tactics are better between the two of them....   [tags: ]

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The spread and localization of Buddhism and Islam into Southeast Asia

- The spread of religion first began through contact with neighbouring countries which gradually expand throughout the years. Buddhism and Islam are one of the most widespread religions across Southeast Asian countries like Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. Trade merchants and imperial support of the religion played as major factors which facilitated and localised the spread of Buddhism and Islam within various countries. However, there were limitations present which hindered the development of each religion in Southeast Asia as introduction of newer religions and changes within imperial power which would have affected their progression to become fully localise...   [tags: Religion, Buddhism, Islam]

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Miller's Use of Alfieri in A View From The Bridge and Theatre Traditions

- Miller's Use of Alfieri in A View From The Bridge and Theatre Traditions The play A View From The Bridge, which was written by Arthur Miller, is a play, which on the whole, is written in the style of an old Greek tragedy. A Greek tragedy has a chorus (narrator) telling the story from an overhead view and who can see the picture of the play from both sides point of view. In the play A View From The Bridge, the person who plays the chorus is a lawyer called Alfieri who plays a key role in the play mainly when Eddie visits his office for advice on the Rodolpho Catherine situation, he wants to know how he can stop them getting married....   [tags: Papers]

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Act 1 Tension in "A View From the Bridge"

- The title of the play is “A view from the bridge and it was written by Arthur Miller in 1995 during the post war period. A post-war period is the interlude immediately after the beginning of a war and continues for as long as another war does not happen. During this period migration was very popular as especially in the Europe area as they were severely affected by the world war and the majority of the people migrated to the United States of America like Marco and Rodolfo who had migrated from Sicily and illegally entered the US and had stayed with Eddie and his wife Beatrice and their niece Catherine....   [tags: Literature Review]

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The Movie ' Birth Had Down Syndrome '

- The main point in this movie is the question of bringing up a child as a human being with rights, who by accident of birth had Down syndrome. The movie showed the ugly side of the population and the system at the time, 1979, where gay and their union was regarded as a taboo. From a counselor’s point of view many questions come to my mind, does bringing up a children has a direct relationship with the type of union his/her parents are living or a safe and unconditional love for that child. The movie opens with the main character Rudy and Paul meeting in a gay club....   [tags: Court, Law, Bench, Homosexuality]

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The Adverse Effects of Exploration

- When Christopher Columbus left Spain, the place was considered “land of violence, squalor, treachery, and intolerance.” The Spain of that day was so backwards that it was “no different from the rest of Europe.”The only thing that kept these cities from becoming ghost town was “in-migration.” The people would migrate into the city keeping the cities populated, but the diseases would kill the newcomers in a short period of time. The rich people of the day had the food. “the rich ate, and ate in excess, watched by a thousand hungry eyes as thy consumed there gargantuan meals....   [tags: Pre-Colonial Spain]

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Comparing Soccer and Water Polo

- The history of sports dates back before the discovery of America or even the birth of Jesus Christ. Sports have been in a constant evolution ever since their introduction to the world, such as Tsu’Chu to soccer or polo to water polo. Although soccer and water polo are popular in America today many athletes have come to love these two unique sports. Both sports are physically exhausting, demanding all an athlete has to offer to the game. They test the limit of the body and push it into the next level of competition....   [tags: Compare Contrast]

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Symbolism in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge

- In Arthur Miller’s tragic drama, ‘A View from the Bridge’, we see that the bridge itself is a symbol of the linking of two cultures, Italian (namely Sicilian) and American (namely New York), whereby the manifestation of these two cultures dwell in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Despite this, differences between the two are distinctly evident from page 17 to 18, and it is the purpose of this essay to discuss how Miller conveys these differences in the given pages. Miller uses language effectively in this play, his use of dialogue, of which makes up the bulk of the drama is his main tool in conveying the large cultural differentiation between Red Hook and Sicily....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Process Of Constructing The Plan Took A Long Time

- The process of constructing the plan took a long time. I read books on Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo, Walter Raleigh and Ferdinand Magellan. I was planning to cover all of the explorers in my four lesson plans. Each lesson would cover one explorer and we will read the book together in the class. I talked to my teacher about my plan but she told me that I should do Christopher Columbus. So I chose Did Columbus discovered America. However, as I was discussing with my teacher again, she suggested that I should change my book....   [tags: Teacher, Education, Christopher Columbus, Learning]

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When Marco First Appears, Miller Describes Him as a Square-built

- When Marco First Appears, Miller Describes Him as a Square-built peasant of thirty-two, suspicious, tender and quiet voiced.In the Light of Marco's Role in the Play, How Helpful Do You Find this Introduction to Him. When considering this question, it is necessary to somewhat challenge it; to whom is Miller's description meant to be helpful. As "A View From the Bridge" is a play, and therefore presented to an audience, we must presume that the description's intended use is to instruct an actor developing his character which is to be conveyed to an audience....   [tags: English Literature]

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Biography of Marco Polo

- ... He was then the governor of a Chinese city, an official of the Privy Council, and a tax inspector. He inquired great knowledge on his trip. He was astonished by their economy and form of currency. The group of men stayed in China for seventeen years before deciding to come home. Khan only allowed the men to leave if they brought a Mongol princess back home with them. She was to marry a Persian prince. They agreed. Marco, Marco’s father, and Marco’s uncle travelled home by sea. They travelled on a caravan filled with hundreds of people, although many died due to storms and disease....   [tags: trip, exploration, merchants, father]

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Ice Cream Is A Myth?

- Ice Cream Who does not love a scoop of indulgent ice cream. However, does anyone really know how or why people came to like, or more importantly, eat ice cream to this day. Ice cream has been around since the 13th century, maybe even before then, but the actual discovery or creation of ice cream still has yet to be answered. Since its creation, it has made its way all around the globe and has been altered by many cultures to fit their specific qualifications. With different lifestyles and desires, ice cream not only can be altered in flavor, but also has been changed to give many nutritional benefits for those of certain qualities and needs....   [tags: Ice cream, Milk, Custard, Butterfat]

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Ibn Battuta’s Early Life

- Ibn Battuta’s early life. Ibn Battuta known for his travels, the only medieval traveler known to have visited the lands of every Muslim ruler of his time. Ibn Battuta traveled for about 27 years. Ibn Battuta was born in February 25, 1304 In Tangier, Morocco. His religion was Islam, he was a Muslim. As a young man, he studied at a Sunni Malkili Madhihab, it was the dominant form of education in North Africa at that time. At a very young age, age of 21, Ibn Battuta set alone on a hajj, in other words pilgrimage to Mecca....   [tags: travel, mall, dangers]

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A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller

- A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller The final moments of Act One are some of the most tense and dramatic in the entire play, and thus they need to be emphasized in such a way that the audience understand their significance and start anticipating the next act. A director must be careful in doing this, to avoid overdoing the drama and therefore making the production seem unrealistic. In this scene, the whole Carbone family - Eddie, Beatrice, Catherine, Marco and Rodolpho - are in the living room of the Red Hook apartment....   [tags: Papers]

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Alfieri's Roles in J.B. Priestley's A View From the Bridge

- Alfieri's Roles in J.B. Priestley's A View From the Bridge Alfieri is a very important character in this play after all it is his story. The original pint of Alfieri is to avoid confusion and misinterpretation of the themes and plot. Millers previous play 'the Crucible' had many complex themes and ideas that when performed confused the audience and led to misinterpretation of the story. However as Miller continued to write Alfieri's role evolved and took on other purposes....   [tags: Papers]

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Monumental Changes Across the Globe in History

- ... Alexander had a personal mission of conquering the known world. What started Alexander’s conquests were the Greek’s plea for help to stop the Persian Empire’s looming threat and attacks. He first challenged Darius III, King of Kings, of the Persian Empire, and after a series of battles, he defeated Darius for the last time in the Battle of Gaugamela (331 BC). Alexander and his army advanced into the core of the Persian Empire. Darius, previously outwitted, tried a new, desperate strategy of trying to defeat Alexander, simply with as many men as he could gather....   [tags: conquests, politics, leaders]

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Eddie's Violent End in J.B. Priestley's A View From the Bridge

- Eddie's Violent End in J.B. Priestley's A View From the Bridge Eddie is referred to as a tragic hero. Another example of a tragic hero is Oedipus. Oedipus left home at an early age, as the gods were displeased with his mother. She had performed sins in the eyes of the laws. Upon Oedipus' return his mother, without realising his true identity, fell desperately in love with him. After making love, Oedipus discovered the true nature of their relationship, and was so distraught he cut out his eyes....   [tags: Papers]

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The Character of Marco in A View from the Bridge

- The Character of Marco in A View from the Bridge After reading Arthur Miller's play "A view from the bridge," I am convinced that the most striking character is Marco. He is an Italian immigrant that moved illegally to the United States with his brother Rodolpho to work as longshoremen, since at the time (the play was written in 1955) his country of origin, Italy, was going through a major economic depression because of the outcome of World War II. In the play, we are told that Marco's plan is to make enough money to survive and be able to send some of that money to his wife and his three kids back in Italy, who are starving....   [tags: View from the Bridge]

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Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities: Marco Polo

- Within Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, Marco Polo recalls from memory cities he has visited and explored. While reciting his accounts to Kublai Khan, the reader views each city as an entity of its own. Small anecdotes from Kublai Khan insist that he views the individual experiences as small fragments of one, singular city. Kublai Khan’s reinterpretation of Marco Polo’s experiences change the meaning behind Marco Polo’s experiences whether they be from multiple cities or an implicit city divided up into many moments....   [tags: Kublai Khan, esmeralda, experiences]

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The Midnight Hike, Out Of The 12 Year

- The Midnight Hike Out of the 12 months of the year, students basically only have about two months to have fun and not worry about school. As a teenager, you do things without predicting the outcome. We tend to not always listen to our parents and sometimes end up in terrible situations. It was late in the afternoon when my family and I arrived at our summer vacation destination, Garner State Park. Garner is one of the best and well known places in Texas to go overnight camping, hiking, and swimming....   [tags: Sibling, English-language films, Frio River]

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The Incredible Journey of Marco Polo

- Success in a journey can be defined by the combination of gaining experience, the completion of goals, and in specific cases, improving foreign and domestic relationships. By following this definition, it is obvious that Marco Polo had a successful journey. Not only was he able to document his journey to China, but he was also able to spread his experience throughout Europe, thereby immortalizing his name. Marco Polo took the long journey to China with his father and his uncle which changed his life forever....   [tags: History ]

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Genghis Khan And The Mongol Empire

- According to one of the prosecuting attorneys, Genghis Khan killed an approximate “40 million people, about 10% of the world 's population at the time” during his reign over the Mongol Empire. As staggering as those numbers appear, there is substantial justification that is submitted by Genghis Khan himself, as well as the many other witnesses that defend and corroborate his account. Additionally, the amount of evidence presented by the defense is unparalleled to that of the prosecuting attorneys....   [tags: Genghis Khan, Mongol Empire, Mongolia, Mongols]

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How does Miller create dramatic tension between Marco and Eddie at the

- How does Miller create dramatic tension between Marco and Eddie at the end of Act One. So far in the play Marco and Rodolfo have illegally immigrated to America, seeking shelter with their cousin Beatrice and her husband Eddie. Living with them is Catherine, their niece, who falls head over heels in love with Rodolfo. Eddie is not happy, as he is incredibly overprotective of Catherine. This overprotectiveness turns to jealousy, which turns into an obsession. At the end of Act One all five characters are in the living room, sharing a cosy after dinner chat....   [tags: English Literature]

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The, Tales And Observations ( Sources 7.1 / 7.2 )

- Destiny Ponzo / History 1013 / December 7th 2016 Primary Source Analysis 2 / Chapter 7: Travelers’ Tales and Observations (Sources 7.1 / 7.2) What are the advantages and limitations for historians in drawing on the writings of foreign observers. Xuanzang was a highly educated Buddhist monk from China, who in 629 C.E. made the long and treacherous journey along the Silk Road to India. His main objectives in his sixteen years away from home were fundamentally religious; he only wanted to study more complete scriptures to answer questions he had, which he deemed unsolvable in his own country....   [tags: Buddhism, China, Silk Road, Tang Dynasty]

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Tragedy in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller

- Tragedy in A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller "A View From The Bridge" is a play written by Arthur Miller. Arthur Miller was born in New York 1915. This play is about a family, which lives in America. They are bringing their relatives to America as immigrants who are going to live with them. But bringing them is not a good idea because by bringing them the normality of the play is going to change into tragedy. Tragedy is a serious medieval narrative or narrative poem written in an elevated style and typically dealing with the downfall of an important or powerful person....   [tags: Papers]

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A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller

- A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller Miller intends to portray Marco as both innocent and guilty to the audience. For example, Miller displays his blamelessness by describing him as a family man, who has "three children" and "trusts his wife". He has responsibility for his family, so he has come to America as an illegal immigrant to provide food for them, because if he stays in Sicily "they will never grow up". He has immigrated to America because his offspring are suffering from illnesses and need medicine....   [tags: Papers]

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The Crusades

- The Crusades A major turning point in Medieval history were the Crusades. The Crusades were a series of wars fought between the Christian Europeans and the Muslim Turks, which occurred between the years of 1096 to 1272. In this Holy War the Christians goal was to obtain the Holy Land from the Turks, in which they did not succeed. Although the Christians did not meet their goal, many positives did come out of their attempt. Due to the reason that they did not meet their goal, yet numerous positives came out of their effort, many refer to this as a successful failure....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge

- Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge 'A View From The Bridge' is set in early 1950's America at a time when it was very common for illegal crime syndicates to transport illegal immigrants into America for large sums of money. It is based around a small family who decide to have two of their relatives imported from Italy so they can try and make some money for their poor families back home. The play covers many issues including aggression, hostility and the true role of a man to his family....   [tags: Papers]

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Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge

- Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller's The View From The Bridge Eddie is a simple person who is a victim of circumstances but he also contributes to his downfall. I am going to start with his Sicilian background because I believe that this is one of the most important things that motivates Eddie. Coming from a Sicilian background Eddie believed that the man should be the leader of the household and that everything goes by him first concerning his family and that he should be very manly and stand up for those close to him....   [tags: View From the Bridge, Arthur Miller]

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Globalization And Its Impact On Modern Era

- Globalization is the phenomena of increased economic integration among nations characterized by the movement of people, ideas, culture, and resources across borders. This phenomena dates back to the trade routes developed by the Silk Road, as well as those that were discovered by European explorers such as Columbus, Magellan, and Marco Polo. Globalization has been crucial for the development of both individual countries as well as the world as a whole. The conquests and subsequent settlement of new lands with new biological resources, the potential to accommodate transfers of population, crops, and livestock, international trade, as well as technological innovations are all key elements of g...   [tags: Globalization, International trade, Free trade]

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Marco Topete's Murder Scene Analysis

- Crime Marco Topete, 39, was convicted of First Degree Murder with Special Circumstances after a high speed pursuit lead to the death of Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputy Jose Antonio Diaz on 15 June 2008. Diaz was fatally struck in the chest by one of seventeen .223 caliber rounds fired from an AR-15 Assault Rifle fired by Marco Topete. The .223 Round pierced Diaz’ Kevlar vest and struck the Sherriff’s County vehicle which contained Topete’s daughter who was abandoned in Topete’s car when he fled on foot from the vehicle....   [tags: criminology and forensic analysis]

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The Creative City of Venice

- The exploration of the topic of a creative city in the Venetian context uncovers a complex picture. The case of Forte Marghera clearly combines the contradictions of Venice as a creative city. Artists, workers in creative sectors, policy-makers, opinion makers, and operators share a physical space composed by a natural and historical heritage and former military buildings. Top-down governing rules engage with bottom-up initiatives through a language that is still unknown to the two parties. The production ambition of the creative class inhabiting the area goes against the entertainment vocation of bars and restaurants, which are increasingly expanding in the site....   [tags: governance, art, culture]

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Deserts of the World

- Deserts of the World I have been presented with the task of researching deserts, hot & cold, where they are, what type they are and so on. I have therefore created the following graphs containing the information needed. Cold Deserts of the World The main form of precipitation in a cold desert is snow -- but only ten inches or less per year. Cold Deserts of the World Name Location Size Physical Features Some Plants & Animals Special Facts Atacama Coasts of Peruand Chile 54,000 mi2 140,000 km2 Covered by sand dunes and pebbles....   [tags: Papers]

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The Cause Of World War II

- The Cause of World War II The outbreak of the Second World War was due, in my opinion to one definitive action, the worlds lenience towards aggressive actions by both Japan, and Nazi Germany. The mindset of the Allied powers was peace, because they were so strict to this concept they would ignore the evil actions of these countries. September 19, 1931, Japan would plant a bomb on a train track that would cause very minimal damage, they would blame it on China and invade China only days later....   [tags: World War II, Adolf Hitler]

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We All Scream For Ice Cream

- We All Scream For Ice Cream Who in their right mind could say no to the irresistible taste of ice cream. Being one of my most favorite snacks, I will admit that a carton of ice cream never stays in the fridge for more than a week. I can remember always having ice cream as a very special treat when I was younger, mostly chocolate and vanilla. Nowadays there are so many flavors of ice cream from simple chocolate to cola flavored. Ice cream may not be as popular as you think it is so here are some fun facts the show just how much us American’s love this simple dessert....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Lure of Polo Through the Years

- The Lure of Polo Through the Years Dangerous, thrilling, addictive—however you choose to describe the modern game of polo, you can be sure that someone used those same words thousands of years ago for the same purpose. Polo, as it is played today, is merely a refinement of games played as early as the sixth century B.C. It has been said, in many languages and in many time periods, “He who plays polo once will sacrifice his money and body to play again.” Polo has survived for over two thousand years; its addiction must be as powerful as players claim....   [tags: Games Sports Essays]

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Age Of Discovery

- What were the Effects of the Age of Discovery. The Age of Exploration was a time of struggle and wealth for many European countries. The pursuit of a trade route to the Far East led many countries across the ocean, looking for the great spice cities that were rumored by Marco Polo. These countries knew that whoever found the shortest or best route would become rich, very quickly. Explorers from many European countries embarked on journeys that not even they had any clue where they were going. This search for the Far East led to many discoveries that would otherwise have never been found....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Colliding of Separate Worlds

- Back in history, colonies of humans like the Indians, Europeans, and Africans lived by themselves in other parts of the Earth. They had never seen nor heard each other before in their life time. Christopher Columbus was the main reason the Old World and New World were brought together. In addition to this, the impact from the Indians, Europeans, and Africans when their colonies collided were international trade, deadly diseases and slavery. The Europeans found the discovery of the New World, consisting of North America and South America, from wanting to increase in power, wanting contact with a wider world, and for trading or conquest....   [tags: World History ]

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The History of Pasta

- Pasta did not originate during the thirteenth century. A popular myth, pasta originated from Marco Polo’s voyage back from China, when he brought back noodles to Venice. According to food historian Serventi et al. (2003, p211) the myth originated in the 1920s from Macaroni Journal as an American promotional policy. In fact pasta originated 4,000 years ago. According to a national geographic article the preserved bowl of noodles was found below ten feet of dirt in Laija archaeological site (Roach, 2005)....   [tags: Nutrition ]

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Marco Polos Life

- Europe was a place in need if inspiration around the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Marco Polo is one of the most well-known heroic travelers and traders around the world. In 1214, Marco Polo was born into a wealthy Venetion family in Venice Italy (Marco Polo). He was the son of Niccolo and Nicole Polo (Hoyt). He also was an only child (Hoyt). His mother raised Marco, until she passed away sometime during his childhood and an aunt and uncle then raised him (Marco Polo). They were wealthy and he learned many important things like foreign currency and appraising (Marco Polo)....   [tags: traveler, trader, christianity ]

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The Bridge by Arthur Miller

- The Bridge by Arthur Miller A View from the Bridge Closely Analyse the End of Act 1 commenting on the Dramatic effect of characters and their actions. A View from the Bridge, by Arthur Miller, is a study in manipulation. Throughout the text, the main characters of Eddie, Catherine, Beatrice, Rodolpho and Marco both struggle to dominate others and accept being dominated. The lines of power are drawn quite clearly to begin with ; Eddie is evidently the dominant power – holder....   [tags: Papers]

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Holocaust Denial: A New Anti- Semitism

- Are You in Denial. Imagine if someone said that everything that happen to you in your life was a lie. The Holocaust survivors have to go through the rest of their life being told what they went through was a lie. These people are called Holocaust deniers, and they say the Holocaust never happened and teach other people to believe that it never happened. Holocaust denial is very wrong because it is prejudice toward Jews, hurtful to Holocaust survivors, and some things deniers say are not true. Denying the Holocaust is pretty much being prejudice toward Jews....   [tags: jews, holocaust deniers]

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The Four Major Things That Helped Shape North America

- The four major things that helped shape North America The Europeans would start it all, stepping first on American soil starting colonization. Pangea was a theory because it seemed as though all the seven continents had once been connected together, but as time went on and the earth changed they drifted apart. Forces from geological circumstances, with the help of the continental plates, created the Rocky and Appalachian Mountains. 2. Peopling the Americas The Land Bridge The Glaciers of North America begin to disappear There is a theory that states that the Land Bridge came about that connected Asia and North America across the Bering Sea....   [tags: United States, Indigenous peoples of the Americas]

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Analysis of Aaron Alexis's Case

- Aaron Alexis’s case could have been avoided if gun laws had been more reliable. Investigators believe that the victims of Aaron Alexis, the navy yard shooter, were selected at random because there was no evidence that a single event triggered Alexis’s violent outburst. Alexis shot twelve people with no indication of a motive. (Hermann) What he did have, though, was a mental illness. He had showed signs of psychosis, but never received any treatment. (Tanfani) Police knew about his delusions and were worried about them; however, there were no reports that he had been hospitalized, although he spent time in the Veterans Affairs Hospital for Insomnia....   [tags: navy yard shooting,mass violence, gun control]

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The Moral Status Of The Fetus By The Expectant Mother

- Introduce Pregnancy is a significant event in life. It involves the spouse/partner, relatives, and health care providers ,who may alter or cease the situation of pregnancy. Especially, when the pregnant woman or fetus have or develop any abnormality, their advice or decisions may determine individual’s life. In this case study, it is about the fetal abnormality, that may be delivered without arms and have one-fourth chance to have Down syndrome. This essay is going to analyze the theories that are utilized to decide the moral status of the fetus by the expectant mother, Jessica, her husband, Marco, her primary attending physician, Dr....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Fetus, Ethics]

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Marco Porter Theory

- As of June 2009, USAID claimed working relationships with over 3,500 American companies and over 300 private volunteer organizations. In its effort to encourage economic growth and trade, USAID has the following components: a) Business Enabling which helps countries lower the cost and risks of doing business; b) upgrading commercial legal systems – USAID helps reform laws, revise policies; c) improving business regulation- with co-orperation from the World Bank’s “Doing Business” program; d) promotes the development of diverse and healthy institutions in order to help countries build projects and help poor the poor (www.usaid.gov)....   [tags: USAID, Partnerships]

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marco polo

- Marco Polo Marco Polo was born in c.1254 in Venice. He was a Venetian explorer and merchant whose account of his travels in Asia was the primary source for the European image of the Far East until the late 19th century. Marco’s father, Niccolo, and his uncle Maffeo had traveled to China in 1260 - 1269 as merchants. Despite Marco’s enduring fame very little was known about the personal life of Marco Polo. It is known that he was born into a leading Venetian family of merchants. He also lived during a propitious time in world history, when the height of Venice’s as a city-state coincided with the greatest extent of Mongol conquest of Asia....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Disasters in US Diplomacy and Negotiations

- December 7th, 1941, “a day that will live in infamy”, These words have been used for decades, over 60 years of our nation saying these words every year to remind us of the way in which our nation was brought into World War II. The media at the time gave the people of the United States the impression that the Japanese were an evil people and all they wanted was to bring the whole of the whole of the world under their control and our nation was next. The reality of this isn’t correct; the Japanese were never on a quest to control the entire world, only to “liberate” the East Asian countries from the influence of the western nations, to make their corner of the world more pure....   [tags: China relations, World War II]

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Individually Unified

- Individually Unified We are Americans. We can customize our cars, homes, and even our lives. How did we become such individualists. During the late 1500’s, the Chinese government had several chances of becoming a vast world power and instilling their sense of loyalty and unity as a country. Since China believed that they were a self-sufficient entity, they were content to leave things as they were and saw no point in exploring the unknown. The Europeans on the other hand were forced to explore new worlds due to the lack of trading ability and natural resources....   [tags: essays papers]

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A Man Who Is Working A Job

- A man who is working a job I aspire to have is George Schaller. The world is indebted to him for research on gorillas, pandas and various other endangered animals. From humble roots, he received his PhD and went on to travel the globe and save animals in danger of extinction. He is successful in his work due to the variety of studies done for animal conservation, his accomplishments in awareness and the lasting impact he has made in the world. Schaller has spent “nearly two decades” (Panthera) on conservation efforts, written multiple books, and has been honored with a variety of awards for research....   [tags: Extinction, Species, George Schaller, Tiger]

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Gould and Lewontin's Essay 'The Spandrels of San Marco'

- ... This negative meaning makes readers see that the problems with adaptation is its idea of perfection, each trait of adaptation is used to explain every action an organism carries out. Gould and Lewontin are able to both attack and defend their views when they say that "each trait plays its part and must be as it is." (Gould and Lewontin, 344). They do this by making fun of the idea that each trait is made specifically for its part. Gould and Lewontin acknowledge that they may be "caricaturing their view of adaptation" (Gould and Lewontin, 344) but feel that it is something the scholars have done for themselves....   [tags: scientific rhetoric, evolutionary theory]

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Marco Polo- An Exploratory Essay

- Many children, including myself, have once played the game Marco Polo. Although, I have always been curious, who exactly is Marco Polo. My fascination of Marco Polo warped into a fixation of his travels. Marco Polo was born in Venice in the year 1254. His father, Nicolo, and his uncle, Maffeo, were merchants who had seats in the great nobleman council of Venice (Polo IV). According to his records, he had traveled thousands of miles with his father and uncle. Marco, Nicolo and Maffeo (known as the Polos) left Venice, and did not return for twenty-six years....   [tags: World Travel, Literature]

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Case Study : Fetal Abnormality And Moral Status

- Case Study: Fetal Abnormality and Moral Status Modern science and advanced technology make possible finding the abnormality of an unborn child while in the mother 's womb. In the given case, Jessica and Marco, a young couple recently moved to their own apartment, found out that Jessica is pregnant with fetus abnormality. Once abnormalities detected, it becomes heartbreaking and hard to choose what to do either continue the pregnancy or terminate. There are several theories on moral status of the fetus, which can be applied in the decision making process when abnormalities detected are discussed here along with involved individual value, believe, and interest....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Fetus, Abortion debate]

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How does Miller Create Tension at the end of Act One?

- In Act One, the social context of the characters are introduced, who come from a working class family who migrated to the United States from Italy. During the beginning of the play sexual tension is created as Miller uses dramatic stage directions to suggest that Catherine and Eddie are like lovers, for example Catherine gets lost in Eddie’s eyes that she doesn’t even realise that she nearly burns herself lighting his cigar. Further tension is created when Catherine tells Beatrice and Edie of her newly found job....   [tags: American Theater]

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History of the Gingerbread

- Gingerbread houses are very creative and decorative. Although they may be creative and decorative they have been around longer than one person would think. Ginger bread houses have been around since medieval times. From what sources tell us gingerbread houses have been through 3 major phases. It began in medieval times. Gingerbread houses was then modernized around the 19th century. Finally, its modern usage from the 20th century on to today. (Ultimate Gingerbread, 2013) Also how we shape Gingerbread today and what kind of tools we use to build a gingerbread house and how they are put in competition....   [tags: Gingerbread Houses, Decorative, Tradition]

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Being A Friendly And Clean Neighborhood

- I was raised in a friendly and clean neighborhood in the suburb area of Szeged in Hungary. Everything was close to our house, the school I went to or the pool where I had practice every day. My parents built that house before I was born. They built it in 1992 together. The house contains four bedrooms, two living room, two bathrooms and many other rooms. It was a huge house with a pool outside and two dog in the yard. I loved those dogs. They grew up with us and protected me while I was a child....   [tags: High school, High school diploma, Hungary, Polo]

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Japan 's Attack On The World War II

- Pearl Harbor occurred December 7, 1941 at 7:55 am. Japan attacked American soil, causing America to join World War II. But what happened that day seventy four years ago, and what caused Japan to attack American soil. It was not some spontaneous attacked that had no reason behind it. Japan had their own reasons for their attack on Pearl Harbor. America had not yet joined the war and Roosevelt had just come into office. While Americans did not want to even prepare for war, Roosevelt did, when he came into office he slowly talked the people into preparing to war....   [tags: World War II, United States]

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Navigability of The Northwest Passage

- One of the great occurrences of the world that simply alter many views and ideas, the life of thousands, is the navigability of the Northwest Passage. This sea route took hundreds of years for sailors to discover and many were turned away such as, John Cabot when he lost the battle with the perfidious and grueling weather conditions of the seas. Is this route the future of shipping as we know it. Controversies are evident in this discovery, but there are some benefits. The economics, international waters dispute, effects of climate change, and transfer of specific species to North America waters are all factors that contribute to the Northwest Passage....   [tags: john cabbot, sailors, Venice]

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A View From The Bridge

- A View From The Bridge Arthur Miller clearly uses different aspects of his play “A view from the bridge” to create dramatic tension. His central character Eddie is the person around who has a great deal of conflict revolving around him. He creates a lot of tensions and each scene of conflict becomes stronger than one before. He lives with his wife and her niece Catherine. Eddie is very protective of Catherine and wants her to get a good education. He also seems to be in love with Catherine but refuses to face this fact at any stage in the play even when Beatrice, his wife, points it out to him clearly....   [tags: English Literature]

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Fernbank Museum of Nature History

- Fernbank Museum Of Natural History For my field trip assignment, I decided to visit the Fernbank Museum Of Natural History. Located in Atlanta Georgia, the Fernbank Museum has a small cafe, an IMAX theater, museum stores, and many different exhibits, including hands on experiences that cater more to children. Aesthetically from the outside, Fernbank looks like a grand brick building situated in the middle of a woodsy area. Three tall dinosaur structures greet you while walking through the front door, and upon entering, after obtaing your tickets, you walk into the main foyer where you can see the main room and winding staircases that lead you up and down the three story building....   [tags: ritual, dinosaur, megatherium, dress, polo]

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Christopher Columbus

- Touted as the founder of America, Christopher Columbus has been heralded in the US and Spain for over five hundred years. As children, we were taught that Columbus was a dreamer. He had far-fetched ideas about the world being round, instead of flat as it was once thought to be. And when someone finally gave him the opportunity to prove his theory, he discovered America and named its inhabitants “Indians”. Just as shocking as finding out that the Tooth Fairy is one of your parents, this version of Columbus couldn’t be further from the truth....   [tags: Christopher Columbus Essays]

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Heinz Case Report

- 1) Introduction The H.J. Heinz company is a multinational selling food products globally. In recent years, much positive change has been observed, and the preamble suggests that such changes are largely attributed to the works of William Johnson, the former CEO. The following section would thus examine the managerial functions and roles performed by Johnson. 2) Managerial Functions Fayol identified the classical managerial functions as planning, organizing, commanding, controlling, and coordinating(Carroll and Gillen, 1984), of which the first 4 were identified by Hitt(2012) as being the principal functions(PODC) applicable in contemporary workplaces....   [tags: manegerial function, William Johnson, roles]

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How Did the Two Failed 1992 Coup d’Etat Attempts Led By Hugo Chavez Help His Political Career?

- Plan of Investigation How did the two failed 1992 coup d’état attempts led by Hugo Chavez help his political career. This investigation will answer the question by analyzing two results of the failed coups; first, that the coups exposed the corruption, failures and weakness of President Perez and his government; second, that the coups presented an image to the Venezuelan people of a dynamic, charismatic and populist leader in the person of Chavez. The most important sources used will be contemporary press accounts, Chavez’s speech and reactions from ordinary Venezuelan people at the time....   [tags: Marco Perez Jimenez, government, Venezuela]

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If you were directing the play "a view from a bridge" what

- If you were directing the play "a view from a bridge" what advice would you give to the actor playing Eddie about his character. Use quotations and close reference to the text. "A view from a bridge" is a play with five main characters. Eddie and Beatrice are married whilst they adopt Catherine, who is Eddie's niece. Marco and Rudolfo are their cousins who come to stay from Sicily. They are both illegal immigrants. A situation in the play occurs where Eddie becomes possessive of Catherine while Rudolfo plans to marry her....   [tags: Drama]

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Should Abortion Be Restricted?

- Should abortion be restricted. According to, Marco Rubio 70 -75 percent of people believe there should be some sort of restraints to be able to abort their pregnancy. Hardly anybody is pro-abortion. That said there are people that are pro-choice. While some people think that pro-abortion and pro-choice are the same, they are not. Pro-choice people believe that people have the right to choose, but they do not necessarily like abortion. Could there be a common ground for pro-life and pro-choice. There is room for compromise, but first there needs to be firm data about when the life of the baby actually begins....   [tags: Abortion, Roe v. Wade, Abortion debate]

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Japanese Motives for WWII

- On the morning of December 7, 1941 the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in a surprise attack and declaration of war against the United States. The attack was the culmination of growing tensions between the two countries had been developing since the early 1930s. From 1931 to that fateful day in 1941, Japan and America had been maneuvering in a political game of chess. Japan’s motives for entering the war can be summarized to two objectives. The first was Japan’s quest for expansion and the second was defense against western capitalism, which threatened Japan’s prosperity....   [tags: History, Pearl Harbor ]

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Cocos nucifera

- Cocos nucifera Cocos nucifera is the scientific name of the common coconut. This very tall palm tree is always an inviting symbol of the tropics. The plant is one of the most valuable plants to man. It is a primary source of food, drink, and shelter. In Sanskrit the coconut palm is called "kalpa vriksha", which is defined as "the tree which provides all the necessities of life." Man can use every part of the coconut. The white nut-meat can be eaten raw or shredded and dried and used in most cooking recipes....   [tags: Botany]

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The Manchurian Candidate by Johnathan Demme

- The Manchurian Candidate, Johnathan Demme directed the remake. Both films portray paranoia, mind control, and conspiracy. Frankenheimer utilizes satire, humor, and symbolism to convey the themes, whereas, Demme uses modern fears, camera angles and focus, and mental illness to achieve similar results. Many of the elements of the 2004 remake have been modernized. While the original movie placed the soldiers in Korea, the remake placed them in Kuwait. Demme did changed the location of the war, in order to appeal to current fears and suspicions....   [tags: film, paranoia, conspiracy]

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