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School Crossing Guard Safety

- Introduction Within the public safety field, adult school crossing guards are among the least acknowledged and recognized of all. They are constantly battling harsh weather conditions and the all-too-common road rage from daily commuters while tending for our children’s safety. Unfortunately, these school zone guardians are at constant risk from the many inherent hazards of their job. Among those are the harsh weather conditions they encounter without shelter, the oncoming traffic they signal to stop, and the ever-increasing violence of daily commuters....   [tags: Public Safet Field, Crossing guards, Schools]

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Crossing Brooklyn Ferry by Walt Whitman

- Through the use of simple diction, Whitman is able to traverse both time and distance and connect with his readers as so few other poets can. His mastery of verbiage draws readers into the poem, as few other poets can. In “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,” Whitman creates a vignette into the Brooklyn of the past, and he connects it to the present, though in surprising ways. The omnipresence of Whitman allows the reader to envision themselves into the settings he created- and to interpret them into modern language....   [tags: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, Walt Whitman ]

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Nihilism and Existentialism in Cormac McCarthy's The Crossing

- Nihilism and Existentialism in Cormac McCarthy's The Crossing Cormac McCarthy's second book in The Border Trilogy offers an impressive array of worldviews all competing together in the larger narrative framework of the novel. These are not only expressed through the life of the protagonist Billy Parham and his brother Boyd, but also in the narratives of the many people they encounter on their horseback journeys through the hot desert sands of Mexico. Critic Robert L. Jarrett, associate professor of English at the University of Houston-Downtown, suggests the same in Cormac McCarthy, noting that "Despite the claims of the ex-priest [in The Crossing] that all men's tales are one, such visions...   [tags: Cormac McCarthy Crossing Essays]

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Repetition, Diction, and Simile in Cormac McCarthy’s The Crossing

- Repetition, Diction, and Simile in Cormac McCarthy’s The Crossing                      In Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Crossing, there is a dramatic sequence described by the narrator.  The author uses many different techniques to convey the impact of the experience on the narrator.  Some of these such techniques are: repetition, diction, and simile.      Of the aforementioned techniques, the most obvious is repetition.  The author uses the word “and” a total of thirty-three times.  However, the simple usage of the word is not what is to be noticed.  It is the placement of the word that is interesting.  In sentences in which there is mention of the wolf, the word “and” is used twen...   [tags: Cormac McCarthy Crossing Essays]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Crossing The Bar '

- Since its original publication in 1889, Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s “Crossing the Bar” consistently appears as the final poem in all collections of his work. Written late in Tennyson’s life, the poem seems to serve as a reflection on the inevitability of death while being simultaneously inviting, as the poem asks for the audience not to mourn in a traditional sense. Unlike many of Tennyson’s other works, this poem does not fully envelop the audience in a sense of melancholy; instead, “Crossing the Bar” invites a stronger, more final contemplation on the cyclical nature of life and death....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Poetic form, Iamb]

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Crossing For Safety By Wallace Stegner

- ... Hepworth that,” If I prosper, I get the tone of voice and the quality of mind that will persuade a reader to optically discern and aurally perceive an authentic and credible human being, not a mouthpiece or a construct. As Henry James verbally expressed, if fiction is going to be prosperous, it depends helplessly upon that sense of reality” (Interview). Albeit he integrated a strain of autobiography, he managed to pull himself out of the book to where it is still considered a novel. “It was a voice very personal, yet fictional--as Wallace Stevens might verbally express, "He sang a musical composition of himself, yet not himself’ ” (Benson)....   [tags: Grammatical person, Fiction, The Reader]

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The Middle Passage Is The Crossing Of The Ocean

- What would you do if you were forced to be on a ship with limited food, water and or space. The Middle Passage is the crossing of the Ocean from Africa to America of African people, who passed from the state of liberty to the state of slavery, and took place between the XVI and XIX centuries. They were captured from the tribes situated on Africa 's West Coast: Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Congo, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Senegal, etc. and they were shipped in the southern area of North America (Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida)....   [tags: Atlantic slave trade, Slavery, Left-wing politics]

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The Movement in Crossing and Dwelling

- Religion is sometimes looked at from one aspect and is often challenging to describe when one is asked to. In Crossing and Dwelling by Thomas Tweed, he describes religion not only from one aspect but from multiple viewpoints. He also does so in terms of movement, relation, and position through which he uses gets across some of the main ideas of his novel. His definition of religions which are “confluences of organic-cultural flows that intensify joy and confront suffering by drawing on human and suprahuman forces to make homes and cross boundaries” was constituted from his encounter with the Cubans in Miami....   [tags: religion, thomas tweed, cuba]

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The Act Of Crossing Cultures

- ... Call it pride. Call it not thinking anyone else is better than you and your culture and you see why human beings not willing to accept cultural diversity are ones who have difficulty attaining intercultural competence. Just as people can be racist, prejudiced, or discriminative towards others who have different skin color, religious beliefs, or political views, so can they also be biased against another’s culture. To prevent these heinous acts from happening we must remain open-minded to every different aspect encountered while living out our days here on Earth....   [tags: Culture, Cross-cultural communication, Sociology]

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Conde's Crossing the Mangrove

- The Root of It: Deconstructing Creole Identity in Crossing the Mangrove “I like to repeat that I write neither in French nor in Creole. I write in Maryse Conde,”1 (“Liaison dangereuse,” 2007) is a statement that could not be less accurate for the Guadeloupean writer. Writing in French is especially problematic for post-colonialist Francophone authors; using the language of the colonizer while attempting to dismantle cultural and linguistic hierarchy seems to be an act of futility. To be sure, Conde, the author of Crossing the Mangrove, apparently writes in the French language but she capably deconstructs the notion that a language must be necessarily tied to the culture and history it tr...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Creole Identity]

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Crossing The Line Ceremony

- I was steaming across the Pacific Ocean onboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV-61). The sky was as dark blue as the ocean and it was hard to tell where the ocean stopped and the sky began. The captain announced over the 1MC that we would be crossing the Equator and the International Date Line in 3 days and we would be having a Crossing the Line Ceremony which is a very old maritime tradition dating back to the 19th century. It is very rare for a ship to cross the Equator and the International Date Line, a ship normally only gets to cross the Equator....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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Trans-nationalism and Border Crossing

- From the time of childhood, the world becomes full of imaginary lines. From property borders to adult spaces, people quickly learn that certain spaces denote special uses. This extends to the idea of nationalism in which people who exist in certain spaces are loyal to that space and believe they possess qualities unique from people in other spaces. Nationalism is especially important in post-partition India in which citizens attempted to draw cultural lines between themselves and the West. This can be seen in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines in which the Grandma represents cultural nationalism which conflicts with Tridib’s representation of border crossing....   [tags: Cultural Nationalism, Gandhi]

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Crossing the Red Sea

- “God’s presence in the trial is much better than exemption from the trial.”- C.H. Mackintosh James 1 commands Christians to count the trials we face as joy. The Lord uses these trials to test our faith and to strengthen our hope in him. Through the story of Israel’s Exodus from Egypt, the Old Testament provides an example of how God intends to be glorified through trials. The crossing of the Red Sea provides “a unique display of God’s power,” (Epp 50). The act in itself was a divine miracle that cannot be explained by any other force outside of God’s power....   [tags: faith, lord, promise, glory]

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Crossing by Gary Paulsen

- ... What is freedom. Nobody can define the word “ freedom.” But the basic definition of freedom is when you’re free from fear, free from slavery, and injury. Do the monkey and Manny have them. No, they don’t have anything above. Manny, is always in fear of getting caught by the hawks, who we would know throughout this essay, while the monkey must be feared to be tied up. The monkey was owned and was not treated well at all while Manny are slaved by this world. Manny was beaten almost everyday when he begged like an animal while the monkey, I believe, was beaten too....   [tags: animal comparisons ]

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Railway Level Crossing

- A level crossing is the point at which the railway crosses over either a public or private road on the same level. There are many different types of level crossings including road level crossings for vehicles, and pedestrian level crossings for people. All crossings have a form of protection, and the users has a responsibility to contribute to the safety of a level crossing. The users should aware the dangerous may occurs at level crossing area. Users are respondsible to keep themselve or others safe during use a level crossing area....   [tags: protection, safety, dangers]

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Mud Crossing

- First The 267,000 square miles east of Los Fresnos, Chihuahua, stretching 770 miles, both east to west and north to south, lies an area known in modern times as Texas, tejas, the Hasini Indian’s word for friendly. Its neighbor to the northwest, New Mexico, can throw another 121,600 square miles into the mix, an area on its own that is larger than New England, with the state of New York thrown in as well. Humans are not native to this land of the southwest. Every race that came here arrived as visitors, invaders, wanderers, crossing a narrow land bridge from Asia....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Railroads Crossing Dangers

- The railroad crossing at the block of 900 Eureka Street continually has an issue of overgrown vegetation posing a consequential danger. This specific crossing has proven to be a perilous crossing. June 5, 2008 a catastrophic fatality transpired. In 2008, the crossing had no gates or lights yet displayed only cross buck signs with a stop sign. The track possesses a hazardous curve upon approaching the crossing. Proper vegetation maintenance is vital for the safety of City employees crossing this track to arrive at the water wastewater plant....   [tags: vegetation, accidents, hike and bike]

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The Effects of Temperature on Crossing Over Frequency

- According to the results obtained in the laboratory exercise, it appears that the gene to centromere distance tends to vary at different temperatures, as well as with different environmental conditions. At different environmental conditions, variations in recombination frequencies are found in Sordaria . Recombination generates new combinations of existing genetic variation and therefore may be important in adaptation and evolution ( Saleem2001). Throughout the years it has been observe how different species have adapt to different environmental conditions, and because of the new spices have evolve....   [tags: Genetics]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Crossing Brooklyn Ferry '

- ... Joan Didion’s personal essay, “Goodbye To All That,” on the other hand, emphasizes that New York is a place perfect for youth to be but not to live. Living in the city, the city, is “to reduce the miraculous to the mundane.” (Didion 890) In her essay, Didion writes about the progression and the crash of her time in New York. Didion, unlike Whitman, was born outside of New York in Sacramento, California. She came to the city in order to experience life; she planned to be there for only six months but ended up staying eight years....   [tags: New York City, New Jersey, Brooklyn, Walt Whitman]

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Women Crossing Traditional Lines in the Workplace

- In 1941, the United States of America was hurled into the morass of the second World War as the war machine began to expand with the needs of manpower, weapons, equipment, ships, tanks, airplanes, and personnel carriers. Trying to meet the demand of a two front war, a great deficit of capable workers became evident; the former housewives and others occupying the ‘pink collar’ jobs in the American workplace stepped up and filled the occupations left vacant by men reporting to the call of patriotism volunteering for positions in the Armed Forces of their beleaguered country....   [tags: American Women's Movement]

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The Article, Crossing Boarders : Multicultural Literature

- The article, Crossing Boarders: Multicultural Literature in the Classroom (Dietrich & Ralph) offered a very thoughtful argument as to why a multicultural literature rich education is essential. The article challenged teachers to become aware of their culture as well as helping their students become aware of their own culture. The author’s, Deborah Dietrich and Kathleen S. Ralph recommended teachers to fill their classrooms with multicultural literature. Finally, the article, Crossing Boarder s: Multicultural Literature in the Classroom challenged teachers to help students engage in conversation about differing cultures....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Chinese calendar, Japan]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Crossing Brooklyn Ferry '

- Walt Whitman’s poem “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” gives a light euphonious feel and reveals all the passion Whitman receives from being in such a grand city overflowing with expectations. The third part of the poem talks about the unity of the people of New York, how they all experience the same experiences. The piece is filled with a lot of positive words that impact the view of the person reading the poem. The start of the excerpt from the poem, “It avails not, time nor place” speaks of how neither time nor place can aid in the separation of New Yorkers....   [tags: New York City, New Jersey, Brooklyn, United States]

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Mexican Migrant Students Crossing The Border

- In conclusion, we have serious problem along the border that needs to be address indefinitely. Mexican migrant students crossing the border to and forth daily are not getting the education they deserve. Some states such as Texas and New Mexico do better than other border states like California and Arizona, but there are still many problems that need to be addressed. I understand that education is mostly regulated at the state level of government however, there must be a Federal standard needed to not only oversee border states, but also create some consistency between them....   [tags: Education, United States, High school]

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The Deer Crossing HOA: Conducting a Needs Assessment

- Community elected home owners association officials are constantly involved in complex decisions regarding the state, safety, and welfare of the property of our small community and solving community problems. Effective ways to solve problems faced by Deer Crossing Homeowners’ is to conduct a needs assessment of the community in an effort to provide feedback for the community elected officials. Typically, the Deer Crossing Homeowners’ Association board will meet once a quarter to solve community problems and disputes that arose during the past few months, but has never organized a separate council to conduct surveys to gain a better insight on other homeowner’s....   [tags: Municipal Issues]

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Crossing Over With John Edwards

- Crossing Over With John Edwards The article that I have picked is from Entertainment Weekly. This article goes into detail about skeptics whose websites debunk all things paranormal. The skeptics focus on John Edwards, a medium, also known as a cold reader ( In the article, John Edwards is described as having a show named "Crossing Over With John Edwards," a Sci Fi Channel seance that has recently been reincarnated as a nationwide syndicated series. During this hour long show, John Edwards surrounds himself with an audience and picks out people at random....   [tags: Media Television Paranormal Essays]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Crossing Of A Bird ' By Larry Morgan

- ... Larry telling us this means that he acknowledges the chaos of his life, and the benefits that came to him. Looking closer at the word instructive we understand these benefits. Larry is telling us that his marriage because of chaos was improved. He learned a great many things, and by him learning these things he becomes a better person, and a better husband to Sally. Order would not have been able to help Larry to do this. Charity and Sid’s marriage was affected by chaos and it also helped them to be better....   [tags: Marriage, Husband]

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Skrzynecki's Crossing the Red Sea

- Skrzynecki's Crossing the Red Sea This poem captures the immigrant experience between the two worlds, leaving the homeland and towards the new world. The poet has deliberately structured the poem in five sections each with a number of stanzas to divide the different stages of the physical voyage. Section one describes the refugees, two briefly deals with their reason for the exodus, three emphasises their former oppression, fourth section is about the healing effect of the voyage and the concluding section deals with the awakening of hope....   [tags: Poem Poetry Skrzynecki Immigration]

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Travelers in Emigrants Crossing the Plains by Albert Bierstadt

- I can’t believe it. We’re moving at a rate faster than ever before – almost 10 miles were covered since daybreak and it isn’t even the evening yet. We’ve been moving since 4 in the morning. Some pesky Indians came in the way when we were herding up our cattle but I know dad and his friends took care of the issue. I made my own breakfast today too, we call it Johnnycake. You mix some cornmeal with salt and water; I’ve heard they’ve been eating this stuff since the 1730s. I finished eating real quick to go with my father to the front....   [tags: manifest destiny, transcendentalism]

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Relation Between Boundary Crossing And Boundary Violations

- ... They will instantly see their therapist’s gender, approximate age, race, body type and style of dress (Peterson, 2002). In addition question information about credentials, where they were educated and the counselors policies of practice will be made available (Zur, Williams, Lehavot, & Knapp, 2009). When information extends beyond what is visible therefore unavoidable or professionally required it is referred to as deliberate self-disclosure. Peterson (2002) defines deliberate verbal self-disclosure as a psychotherapists intentional sharing of personal information with a client....   [tags: Therapy, Psychotherapy, Mental health]

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Symbolism and Crossing the Rubicon in Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie.”

- The masterful use of symbolism is delightfully ubiquitous in Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie.” He uses a collection of dim, dark and shadowy symbols that constantly remind the audience of the lost opportunity each of these three characters continually experience. This symbolism is not only use to enlighten the audience to their neglected opportunities to shine, but it is also repeatedly utilized to reinforce the ways in which the characters try in vain to cross over turbulent waters into a world of light and clarity....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Crossing Over : How Science Is Redefining Life And Death

- Crossing Over: How Science is Redefining Life and Death Article Summary This article discusses the idea of death being reversible and what scientists are learning about the gray zone between life and death. Research and experiments are being completed to seek out explanations for near death experiences, how is it happening, why is it happening to only some people in similar instances, and what is it that we can do to reproduce this effect. According to biologist Mark Roth of Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, oxygen is plays an inconsistent role along border between life and death....   [tags: Death, Afterlife, Near death experience]

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How The Crossing National Boundaries Is Essential For Gaining Competitiveness

- ... This includes easy access to the raw materials, local procurement facilities, expert local market knowledge and governmental contracts. Sometimes acquiring a certain company is not possible due to many constraints however forming a joint venture would help reaping the desired benefits from that specific company. • For accelerating their revenue growth. For developing new and innovative products/services. By sharing technology, ideas, skills and assets, companies in a venture can produce and deliver more unique and customized products or services....   [tags: Corporation, Multinational corporation]

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The Double-crossing Characters in Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett

- The story line of Red Harvest is riddled with double-crossing characters, bootleggers and crooked authority figures that obviously challenge universal moral codes of conduct. More importantly, some characters remain more morally ambivalent then others. Although, this is a troupe of hardboiled detective novels from the time, and the Film Noir genre where nothing is as it seems, there are particular characters and events that stand out. The language and situations are so double sided that the reader is forced to question the weave of their own moral fabric....   [tags: murder, culprit, moral]

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Calvary Crossing A Ford

- A Yankee Journey from the South In merely one sitting, a reader of Walt Whitman’s piece Calvary Crossing a Ford might have the inclination to interpret the work as a simple depiction of some unknown band of horseman and the aesthetic scenery they encounter on their travels. With an eye that is more attentive to detail, literary elements such as the speaker’s tone and Whitman’s presentation of detail bring to light a deeper revelation; the Yankees are coming home. The speaker’s diction is not only sensory but also aesthetically so....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cormac McCarthy The Crossing

- Cormac McCarthy The Crossing This story contains an almost equal balance of good and evil, though it also raises questions of what is truly good. It blurs the line between good and selfish or thoughtless. Characters’ actions sometimes appear impure, but in the long run, are good. In this story Billy is faced with a wide range of undeserved punishments, but shows good through all of them with his strong will and determination. He accepts the things that happen to him in a levelheaded manner, which works to keep the story from becoming a tragedy....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Reflexivity: Crossing That Line

- Reflexivity: Crossing That Line Traditionally, ethnographic works had always been about objective studies of the “other.” The discipline attempts to use non-biased methods to research of our subjects to qualify anthropology into the category of science. However, an increasing number of anthropologists begin to question the existence of objectivity in fieldwork. More recently, some anthropologists advocate the incorporation of the self, or the use of reflexivity, in the research to acknowledge our biases; at the same time, enhance the quality of our ethnographies....   [tags: Ethnography Anthropology Essays]

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United States Immigrants

- ... They try their best to obtain a job and work for the rest of their life while living in the United States. “Bernard Anderson stated: “We have to recognize that the huge numbers [of undocumented works in the Unites States] are not here to receive welfare; they are here to work. If there were no employment opportunities for them, they wouldn’t be coming”” (Karen Kenney 67-68). Bernard Anderson was saying the most typical answer immigrants give when they’re ask for the reason why they’re in the United States but that is the reality....   [tags: crossing the border]

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Crossing Borders

- Crossing Borders The beat-up Arab minivan slowed tentatively under the scrutinizing gaze of the Israeli soldier on duty. The routine was simple. About halfway between Damascus Gate in East Jerusalem and Ramallah, the West Bank commercial center, the driver, blaring Arabic music on his radio, maneuvered around the dusty slabs of concrete that composed the Beit Haninah Checkpoint. He waited for a once-over by the Hebrew-speaking 18-year-old and permission to continue. Checkpoints-usually just small tin huts with a prominent white and blue Israeli flag-have become an integral and accepted part of Palestinian existence under Israeli occupation....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example]

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Crossing Border Street

- Crossing Border Street, by Peter Jan Honigberg, is his own accounts of his of roles in the Civil Rights Movement, starting in the summer of 1966. Peter was a law student from New York University School of Law (NYU). Before he entered law school Peter was enrolled in City College of New York (CCNY). This book takes us on a journey of a young man who truly understood and wanted equality for everyone. The book is a description of this journey. It starts off as Peter being a young and naive college student from New York City....   [tags: Peter Jan Honigberg]

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"Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" by Walt Whitman

- "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" by Walt Whitman Recurring Images and Motifs in "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" In the poem "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" by Walt Whitman, there are many recurring images and motifs that can be seen. Whitman develops these images throughout the course of the poem. The most dominant of these are the linear notion of time, playing roles, and nature. By examining these motifs and tracing their development, ones understanding of the poem becomes highly deepened. Whitman challenges the linear notion of time by connecting past with future....   [tags: Poem Poet Whitman Brooklyn Ferry Essays]

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Crossing the Line in Faulkner's Barn Burning

- Crossing the Line in Faulkner's Barn Burning     The American author Joyce Carol Oats, in her Master Race, wrote that "our enemy is by tradition our savior" (Oats 28).  Oats recognized that we often learn more from our enemy than from ourselves.  Whether the enemy is another warring nation, a more prolific writer, or even the person next door, we often can ascertain a tremendous amount of knowledge by studying that opposite party.  In the same way, literature has always striven to provide an insight into human nature through a study of opposing forces.  Often, simply by looking at the binary operations found in any given text, the texts meanings, both hidden and apparent, can become surpri...   [tags: Barn Burning Essays]

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Crossing Border Street by Peter Honigsberg

- Crossing Border Street by Peter Honigsberg Typical stories of civil rights demonstrations by African Americans and civil rights workers in the south tell accounts of passive resistance and nonviolent protest. They tell accounts of African Americans being neglected and ignored in restaurants, verbally abused for being out of “their neighborhoods”, and beaten and arrested for speaking up or acting out against such grave injustices. They were further repressed by the fact that the police, prosecutors, judges, mayors, and even governors of southern areas not only turned a blind eye to newly enacted civil rights legislation but also actively participated in ensuring the continued suppression of...   [tags: Civil Rights US History]

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Illegal Immigrants: The Bad, The Ugly, and The Worst

- ... “Hielera is Spanish for “icebox”. It's also a nickname for heavily air-conditioned holding cells near the U.S.-Mexico border, where U.S. Border Patrol processes apprehended migrants. The cells are created to hold people for several hours before they are moved along, usually deported or put in long-term detention under the control of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, a federal law enforcement agency under the Department of Homeland Security.” Here they make them sleep on the cold floors, and they do not turn off the lights....   [tags: crossing the US border]

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The Problem of Illegal Immigration

- Illegal immigration is a violation of the immigration laws of the country by illegally crossing the national borders (Taylor, 2007). Migrants should move to another country according to official rules and others, who cannot follow laws, do it illegally. Some people prefer to call them "undocumented immigrant" instead of "illegal immigrant", but, essence remains the same. Like any social phenomenon, illegal immigration is not taken out of nowhere. Continuous influx of illegal immigrants has its causes which affect different mechanisms of particular society....   [tags: crossing international borders undocumented]

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To An Athlete Dying Young, by A.E. Houseman and Crossing The Bar, by Lord Alfred Tennyson

- “To An Athlete Dying Young” by A.E. Houseman and “Crossing The Bar” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson are poems that very similar to each other yet so different. “To An Athlete Dying Young” is about an athlete who dies young and Houseman congratulates him because people will remember him forever. “Crossing the Bar” is about Tennyson realizing that he is about to die and he accepts his fate. Both poems have a similar theme of death. Both authors make clever uses of symbols such as, in “To An Athlete Dying Young,” Tennyson uses a laurel plant, and a rose plant to symbolize the athlete’s accomplishments....   [tags: Themes, Compare and Contrast]

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Developers Create a Secluded Community, Prairie Crossing in Grayslake, Illinois

- The community of Prairie Crossing in Grayslake, Illinois, began when land slated for a typical modern suburban development was purchased by a group of neighbors who shared a vision to create a community that was focused on preserving land and building a community of healthy living choices. They created the Prairie Holdings Corporation to oversee the development of the 677 acre area and turned to the idea of New Urbanism by which to create this community. George and Victoria Ranney have guided this development since its inception (Prairie Crossing, 2009)....   [tags: preservation, environment, self-sustaining]

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Napoleon Crossing the Alps: Historical Meaning Behind the Portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte

- Napoleon crossing the Alps is also is the title given to the five versions of oil on canvas equestrian portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte painted by the French artist Jacques-Louis David between 1801 and 1805. Initially commissioned by the Spanish Ambassador to France, the composition shows a strongly idealized view of the real crossing that Napoleon and his army made across the Alps through the Great St. Bernard Pass in May 1800. Napoleon comes across to me as a leader in many different of ways. Jacques- Louis David is the creator of this painting....   [tags: art, painting, european history]

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Crossing Boundaries Involves Triumphs and Failures in Sally’s Story by Sally Morgan

- The idea of crossing boundaries and its failures and triumphs is explored in the autobiography, Sally’s Story by Sally Morgan, which tells you about the life of a young Aborigine who overcame many boundaries in order to develop and change her life and the lives of others. Comparably, the poem, “Refugee blues” by Wystan Hugh Auden discusses about migrants who crossed a geographical boundary and experienced difficulty fitting in. These two texts discuss the experience of prejudice and segregation the personas have lived through....   [tags: refugee, discriminiation, culture]

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Crossing The Heart Of Afric The Odyssey Of Love And Adventure By Julian Smith

- Love can make anybody do the unthinkable whether good or bad. It can make any man or woman realize their potential, successes and even failures. That is particularly true when looking at the novel Crossing the Heart of Africa: The Odyssey of Love and Adventure written by Julian Smith. In this novel, Smith tells the stories of two men, Ewart Grogan and Julian himself who embarked on a journey to cross Africa each with a mission they wanted to accomplish. Amazingly, these true stories of these two men have been intertwined and bring out a brilliant documentation of the happenings in their lives during the adventure....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Great Rift Valley, Debut albums]

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What Type Of Action Should We Take And When Are We Crossing The Line?

- If we are aware of this gene, what type of action should we take and when are we crossing the line. An option suggested by geneticist and biologist, Jennifer Doudna, is to alter our DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). Along with her colleagues she has developed a program that can redesign DNA in any way we desire. This program is called CRISPR-Cas9. CRISPR is the acronym for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (Stone). In other words, it means, repetitions of base sequences in our DNA....   [tags: Crime, DNA, Genetics, Violence]

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Comparing Gender-Crossing in Girlfight and Billy Elliot

- Comparing Gender-Crossing in Girlfight and Billy Elliot It seems that the year 2000 was one full of gender-bending films, including Girlfight, starring Michelle Rodriguez. This movie was about Diana, a troubled teenage girl from the projects of New York City. Sent on an errand for her father one day, Diana discovers the secret world of boxing at a gym in Brooklyn. She watches her brother unenthusiastically box in the ring, and then tries to convince the coach to work with her. With time, she starts competing with other lightweights - both male and female....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison Essays]

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Witman's Calvalry Crossing the Ford and Crane's War Is Kind

- US Clergyman Henry Emerson once said, “The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst." And I agree with him. What is it about the human race and war anyway. Well, Carl von Clausewitz also said that, "To secure peace is to prepare for war." I also agree with that. War is an ironic subject at times. And war can also be a way of life for some people. Walt Whitman and Stephen Crane’s poems have no similarities and they both have different ways in writing about war. In Whitman’s poem, “Cavalry Crossing a Ford” he writes about a Cavalry marching off to war....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Crossing of Old and New: Riddle 55 of the Exeter Book

- A Crossing of Old and New: Riddle 55 of the Exeter Book I saw in the hall, where heroes drank, carried onto the floor a wondrous woodtree of four kinds and wound gold, cunningly fastened treasure, and part of silver 5 and the sign of the cross, which He raised the ladder for us to heaven before He stormed the city of the inhabitants of hell. I can easily tell before noblemen the origin of this tree: there was maple and oak and the hard yew 10 and the dark holly: All together [they] were useful to the L(l)ord; All have one name, gallows; that often warded off (received) a weapon for its liege lord, a treasure in the hall, a gold-hilted sword....   [tags: Riddle 55 Exeter Book Papers]

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Illegal Immigration in the United States

- It has been an on-going battle that seems to lead merely to failure. The southwestern states in particular have been struggling with the illegal crossing of the American border by its counter parts to the south. When main stream media broadcasts television shows on a daily basis of hundreds if not thousands of illegal aliens crossing the border every day, it is hard not to believe we are fighting a losing battle. With the technology that America has available today, the majority of Americans ask how we continue to struggle with this conflict....   [tags: unfair deportation, southwestern border crossing]

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An Inside Look at Modern Seaports

- ... Additionally, the seaports provide for fast unloading of cargo, which is later transported via a complex maze of railroad tracks, airways and roads. A modern seaport performs a lot of functions, it is a place where not only goods are in transit but they are also sorted, manufactured and distributed. It is a multi-dimensional system; therefore it needs to be integrated within logistic chains to perform effectively (Hall, Peter, Robert and Claude 2011). An efficient seaport requires good infrastructure, superstructures and equipment....   [tags: several modes of transportation crossing point]

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Crossing the Line

- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, preoccupied drivers are responsible for nearly 80% of all crashes in the United States (Teen). The majority of driver distractions can be blamed on cell phones. Despite laws banning the act of cellular use while behind the wheel and commercials advising against it, young drivers addicted to sending text messages are often unfazed by these attempts and continue to put lives at risk. In response to this rising trend, the Gwent Police Department in Wales met with filmmaker Peter Watkins-Hughes in 2009 to produce a shocking short film, COW (Gwent)....   [tags: Driving Safety]

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Crossing the bridge

- 9. CONCLUSION 9.1. Camera Reality As Ozturk (2008: 21) mentions, film art creates a window, which opens onto the world, for the sake of modern individuals who struggle with social problems. Film is an art that is able to reproduce facts by expanding the sense of time and place. For this reason, films that focus on the city expose not the city itself, but its representation and interpretation. Accordingly, the camera, just like a concave or a convex mirror, may form and deform the urban area, images and experience....   [tags: Film]

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Business Ethics - Case Study og Global Crossing and Its Owner Gary Winnick

- Gary Winnick founded Global Crossing in 1997, observing the surge in telecommunications of the 1990’s and utilising it to construct the largest fibre optic network in the world for the purposes of transmission of voice, text, video and other data between 27 countries. The Company went public in 1997, with Winnick maintaining hold of 27% of stock in the company valued at $1.4 billion, and a year later held a market value of £38 billion surpassing Ford Motors. Winnick employed the services of Salomon Smith Barney, who employed an analyst with unprecedented level sof influence of the telecoms industry, Jack Grubman....   [tags: creditors, telecommunications]

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Comparing Characters in the Coen Brothers' Miller’s Crossing and William Kennedy's Legs

- Comparing Characters in the Coen Brothers' Miller’s Crossing and William Kennedy's Legs The movie Miller’s Crossing and the novel Legs by William Kennedy have two characters that have a special quality, which adds dramatically to their characterization. The main character of Miller’s Crossing, Tom Reagan, and the main character from Legs; Jack Diamond shares many similar traits and symbolic equivalence. In particular they had an item that they wore or carried, and this item had the ability to show what is going on inside the character’s mind....   [tags: essays papers]

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Crossing the Line for Attention

- How far is too far. What would you do to get the attention of one person or a group of people. Many people push themselves in a positive or negative way to get someone to notice them. Whether it is for love, popularity, or just wanting to get seen by the world, we all have our limits of how far we would go. In the book Sickened, we see a daughter named Julie Gregory made sick by her mom for the attention of medical professionals. Her mom would feed her “suckers” which were actually matches (Gregory, 21)....   [tags: sickness, plastic surgery, anorexia]

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Walking on the Canopy Bridge

- "People can accompany you to the bridge…But you walk that bridge alone” (-African Proverb) Reading this quote made me think about my Kakum National Park experience. I had different elements of my own bridge-crossing. One thing I learnt from this experience is that it doesn’t matter who comes with you or who helps you once you cross, in the long run, you will walk that bridge alone . Ghana on its own is a culturally diverse nation. For most of us, Accra is all we know about Ghana. We are clueless about what lies beyond the borders of Greater Accra Region and we are oddly incurious about it....   [tags: bridge-crossing, Kakum National Park, Ghana]

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Crossing the Border in Search of the American Dream

- ... The issue of immigrants getting deported especially Hispanic immigrants has become a big issue in Alabama. Ever since Alabama “passed H.B. 56 on June 2,2011” (Galloway, 1094).Alabama passed this law to “discourage illegal immigration within the state And maximize enforcement of federal immigration laws through cooperation with federal authorities”(Galloway,1094) because of how “immigration is causing economic hardship and lawlessness in [Alabama]”(Galloway,1094).H.B 56 also known as the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act has discriminated against illegal immigrations especially Hispanic immigrants by imposing requirements on aliens, denying self-help opportunit...   [tags: discrimination of Hispanic immigrants]

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Journey Theme in Whitman’s O Captain! My Captain! and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar

- Journey Theme in Whitman’s O Captain. My Captain. and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar The theme of a journey is a common metaphor used in poetry. This is no exception in two poems by famous poets of the 19th century: Walt Whitman and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. In Whitman’s poem “O Captain. My Captain!” from his collection Leaves of Grass, he writes of the sorrow over a fallen ship captain coming into the home harbor. Lord Tennyson’s “Crossing the Bar” expresses the hopes on the departure of a journey....   [tags: Captain! My Captain! Essays]

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Dealing with Death in Whitman’s O Captain! My Captain! and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar

- Dealing with Death in Whitman’s O Captain. My Captain. and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar Life and death are recurring topics in literature; they are not often referred to directly, but are inferred from figurative language. In Walt Whitman’s poem entitled “O Captain. My Captain” from his anthology of poems, Leaves of Grass, he describes the passing of Abraham Lincoln through the use of an extended metaphor. Similarly, “Crossing the Bar,” by Lord Alfred Tennyson, from his collection of poetry, Demeter and Other Poems, alludes to one’s preparation for his or her own death....   [tags: Captain! My Captain! Essays]

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Journey Theme in Whitman’s O Captain! My Captain! and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar

- Journey Theme in Whitman’s O Captain. My Captain. and Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar A man’s journey at sea has always been romanticized as an individualistic struggle against the backdrop of the cruel elements of nature. Paradoxically, though, within that same journey, the sea possesses an innate sense of timelessness that can become a man’s quest for God. In “O Captain. My Captain!” Walt Whitman describes the narrator’s sense of aimlessness at sea after his beloved Captain dies. In Lord Alfred Tennyson’s “Crossing the Bar,” the speaker is beckoned by the sea and its soundlessness even though he senses foredoom there....   [tags: Captain! My Captain! Essays]

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Danica Patrick Crossing the Line of Women In NASCAR

- Danica Patrick, is a name commonly heard when talking about women competing in sports. Danica Patrick became famous by trying to be the fastest driver in NASCAR. Even before Danica there has been a total of 18 women that have competed in NASCAR (yahoosports). Many of these women are never really talked about, but now there is a new one on the track, and she’s making history with each lap on her race called life. With every race there has to be a starting line which is one true statement for Danica Patrick....   [tags: driver, race, passion]

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Like Birds, People Follow Their Own Migration Patterns

- All birds follow different migration patterns. Some fly north and south, some fly east and west, and very few fly overseas. Depending on the destination and the weather conditions, some birds fly up to 600 miles a day. Most people complain they have to drive the fifteen miles to work. Birds make the world around us seem small. However, once we leave home, we are forced to open our eyes to the new world in front of us. A world we may have chosen to move to or may not have. In the end, some people chose to move to pursue a better life and some leave home and migrate because of the ones they love, but no matter the circumstance, we all remember the place we once called home....   [tags: immigration, crossing borders]

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The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea

- Six Deadly Sins Under what circumstances would you go through to better and provide for your family. Would you embark on these six deadly sins above to just get a simple loaf of bread on the table. There is no solid blame or black and white definite answer throughout this novel, The Devil’s Highway. The author Luis Alberto Urrea takes his readers to different perspectives and offers different points of view whether you appear to be a walker, coyote, or the border control on the topic of illegal immigration....   [tags: crossing the border, coyotes]

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The Need for Immigration Reform

- America is often called a melting pot; there are people from all over the world with different cultures and backgrounds. For decades immigration has been the backbone to our arts, industry, and culture. This makes America unique. Immigration was regulated as early as the late 1800s when the first processing center opened on Ellis Island. The issue of immigration is a complex and controversial debate today. There are millions of illegal immigrants in the country and even more people trying to come legally through the system....   [tags: US border crossing]

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Crossing the Line for Justice in 21 Jump Street and The Rescue Artist

- There are hundreds of detectives and cops around the world. Each one has a different area that they like to work in. And each one of these people want to serve justice. But the real question is, how far would someone go to serve justice. Would someone die while trying their hardest. What about going so far as to lose a friend or family member. What about becoming a murderer in order to ensure justice. In the movie 21 Jump Street, Schmidt and Jenko are best friends and cops. They are put on a mission to find the supplier of a new drug at a high school....   [tags: drugs, police, murder]

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Crossing Social Circles: The Popular Group Versus Everyone Else

- High school is a combat zone. Perhaps incognito, high school is vile in all ways, shapes, and forms. High school is destruction of humanity. From blondes to redheads, nerds to football players, and albinos to bronzed beauties, there is no fair play. The people we hang out with show who we “truly are”. And automatically we are put into cliques. These cliques define us, and we are only to hang out with them. Right. Every school has their own cliques of people; the nerds, the jocks, the preps, the fresas, the freaks, the Goths and etc....   [tags: Cliques, High School Experience, Personal Narrativ]

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Must We Hold Our Children’s Hands While Crossing Cyberspace?

- Lily Huang author of “Protect the Willfully Ignorant states” “that there is an increasingly urgent question of privacy or how best to keep your public plot walled in” (474). Most internet users savvy or not, are aware of the potential risks. Most people know the potential risk for permanency of the pictures or information we put out on social networks or other sites and the content we may see. We have all heard the warnings since grammar school from everyone about the internet and how to use it safely....   [tags: Internet Security ]

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The Pros and Cons of Immigration

- Mid-Term Essay - The pros and cons of immigration Immigration is the movement of people between countries. People are moving from their home country to search for better opportunities, career or education a chance for better life. People are looking for business opportunities, experience, or may have personal reasons such as family or marriage. If I we are talking about positive and negative aspects of immigration we can look at it from two sides: The pros and cons from the point of view of the people who are immigrating and from the point of the host country and people living in it....   [tags: Latin Americans crossing US border]

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Operation Walls and Mirrors

-    Joseph Nevins, a professor of Geography at Vassar College. As a scholar,  he has focused on territorial boundaries as well as the social constructs that follow with a focus on the boundary of Mexico and the United States. His book, Operation Gatekeeper and Beyond: The War on “Illegals” and the Remaking of the U.S.-Mexico Boundary clearly outlines the complex social structure surrounding the border and how that social structure is  affected by a number of other variables such as politics, economics, and crime to name a few....   [tags: crossing the US border illegally, perspectives]

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The New Crossin ove the River Don

- The new crossing over the River Don, is a proposed scheme comprising of a new car, cycle and pedestrian crossing at a point between the Danestone and Grandholm areas on the north side of the River Don, and the Tillydrone area the river’s south bank, in Aberdeen (figure 1.1). The River Don provides a natural barrier to north-south travel movements across both Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Within the Aberdeen area, the River Don currently has two main crossings points; the Bridge of Don located in the King Street and A956 corridor; and Persley Bridge located in the A90 and Parkway corridors (Davidson, 2010, pp1)....   [tags: proposed urban project in Aberdeen]

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Crossing Flies to Determine the Inheritance Pattern of Wing Type and Eye Color in Drosophila Melanogaster

- Studying Fruit flies helps scientists understand biological phenomena that take place in other more complex organisms. For instance most of the non-Mendelian and simple Mendelian inheritance events that apply to Drosophila apply to other organisms including humans (Mudher/2008). According to Brooker (2009) in his book “Genetics Analysis and Principals” Heredity is the study of how traits are passed down from parents to offspring. Studying Heredity in Biology is called genetics (Klug/1997). In fact heredity is one factor that causes species to evolve because variations in individuals inherited from parents accumulate over time (Klug/1997)....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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The Accident That Killed John Goodson

- ... Chris would not have been able to see any brake lights prior to the truck going over the crossing since his only view was from the front. He admits he thought maybe John and his passengers hadn 't seen the train. He also comments that before the train comes out of the treeline all you hear is a low rumbling. In the engineer’s affidavit, Lee states that he did not see the truck until he cleared the treeline and then repeatedly blew the whistle before applying the brakes and releasing the throttle....   [tags: Safety, Accident, At-grade intersection]

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Behavior Of Pedestrians At Unsignalized Crosswalks When Alone Versus When

- BEHAVIOR OF PEDESTRIANS AT UNSIGNALIZED CROSSWALKS WHEN ALONE VERSUS WHEN IN A GROUP: AN OBSERVATION STUDY IE 6910 Human Factors in Transportation Systems Anand Ramachandran Dhiraj Kumar Reddy Bokka Nimish Yadav Ronica Shekar Introduction Pedestrian safety is a major cause for concern throughout the world as they represent the largest group of road-users and are more susceptible to physical injuries when involved in a crash. In the United States, pedestrian fatality has increased over the years, in 2012, 4743 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes,which was a 6% increase as compared to 2011 (Traffic Safety Facts 2014)....   [tags: Scientific method, Observation]

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The Affect of Environmental Conditions on Gene to Map Distance in Sordaria Fimicola

- Abstract: This paper analyzes whether or not gene to map distance in Sordaria fimicola is affected by changes in environmental conditions. The main focus is on how temperature affects the recombination frequency in this organism. It is analyzed if under different environmental conditions wt x gray and wt x tan varies in their percent crossing over. It is investigated how factors such as temperature and ultraviolet light have affected the gene to centromere distance in Sordaria. Results obtained in lab as well as scientific researches prove that as temperatures increases the percent of crossing over increases as well....   [tags: Environment ]

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Classification System And The Drainage System

- ... The proposed bridges and culvert system will be designed to ensure that the proposed roadway will not adversely affect the existing stream and channel crossings, and also ensure that existing drainage patterns are maintained. The proposed cross drainage system will ensure that existing water surface elevations in existing streams and channels crossing the Right of Way are not increased by the project without written approval from the jurisdictional flood control agency for any specific stream crossing location....   [tags: Water, Water pollution, Drainage, Hydrology]

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