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Taking a Look at the Palace of Versailles

- The Palace of Versailles was the official home of the Kings of France from 1682 until 1790. Originally, a hunting lodge built in 1624 by Louis XIII, but then was expanded by Louis XIV in the beginning of 1669. With beautiful architecture and amazing landscape, it is one of the most well- known and beautiful palaces in France. Its garden is so unique and one of Europe's largest. It played a huge responsibility in French government and was used for some of the biggest meetings of Kings and Queens....   [tags: Louis XIV, architecture]

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Digital Advertising : Does The Market Have Sustainability?

- Digital Advertising: Does the Market Have Sustainability. Advertising is a key marketing method for businesses to increase revenue and name brand recognition. The concept of advertising in the United States really started in the late nineteenth century; however, it failed to break out as a widespread mechanism until the advent of the radio (Karr, 2012). Up until that point, advertising in newspapers was the most predominant form of it. The radio was the first form of technology that had the capability, specifically the pervasive reach to have a positive effect on consumers....   [tags: Advertising, Web banner, Marketing]

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Technology and its Evolution: A Brief Summary

- From a kid paying a DDoSer to shut down a business’s website, to an expert hacker coding a robot uprising, it only takes one person to ruin technology for everyone else. Does that mean technology is bad. Of course not. That would not be the logical thing to do. There will always be a bad apple in the bunch to try to mess things up, but they need to be punished and have the technology improved. In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury approaches the effects of technology in his novel by talking about the wonders of technology and all it can do to make life easier....   [tags: Telephone, Robots]

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I Believe Cloning Is a Good Thing

- Have you not ever wondered why cloning is a good thing. Cloning helps the world out more then it hurts it. All cloning should be legal worldwide. A few reasons why cloning should be legal is because you can cure diseases by cloning (Jefferis 21). Cloning can also make organs that used by a real human being (Jefferis 23). By cloning, you can also have animals produce proteins or drugs (“Why Clone”). First, Cloning is a good thing because you can pharm for drugs (“Why Clone”). When you pharm for medicine you can make drugs that cure diseases, like malaria....   [tags: genetic engineering]

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Social Media And Its Impact On Society

- Social Media is one of the most powerful sources of connecting with one another in todays’ society. With a growing emphasis on using social media to advertise, we are seeing more and more companies converting their efforts to better understand social media and how advertising through social media can positively impact their company. Of the many social media sites out there, one of the most influential to business growth through advertising is that of Facebook. Facebook is a social networking site which boasts over 600 million users, and with their center of attention directed toward advertising, its easy to see why a company would like to promote their image on the site....   [tags: Advertising, Facebook, Social media]

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The Ethics Of The Sarbanes Oxley Act

- Introduction “Talk about ethics values, integrity and social responsibility is not only becoming acceptable in business community, it’s practically required” (Joyner, 2002, p.298). Revising the literature in which ethical standards are fundamental for the operation of business today, it’s definitely worthwhile to recognize the industry’s concern for the welfare of society and the growing demand for managing business ethically and responsibly. After Enron’s corporate unlawful activity, and other companies misconduct, such as WorldCom and Halliburton, the government and the public sector start to look for fresh methods to support ethical behavior....   [tags: Ethics, Business ethics]

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The United States And The Uk

- The United States and the UK both have systematic ways of providing health care to their nations, each showing key differences in how each country views its society. The UK has implemented the National Health Service, which is a way to provide health care to all British citizens, paid through taxpayers. Since its founding in 1948, it has become the top health care system in the developed world. On the other hand, the United States still prefers the use of private medical insurers to provide medical coverage....   [tags: Health care, Health insurance, Health, Medicine]

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The Gap Between Men And Women

- There is a gap between men and women in the United States. Men are considered superior while women are considered inferior. Men are stereotyped as the breadwinners or the bosses while women are stereotyped as the housewives or the employees. In the Twenty-First Century, “fifty-seven percent” of women obtain degrees and high paying jobs while most men are unemployed or make minimum wage (Samuelson). Despite this, men still continue to get paid more than women in high paying job sand continue to be considered superior to women in almost every field....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Gender role]

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Benefits of Donating To Charities

- According to United Nations Children’s Fund, also known as UNICEF recorded that over 2.1 billion people worldwide are considered to be living in poverty. UNICEF states that those 2.1 billion people are living on less than a United States dollar each day. If you thought that was a large amount of people worldwide that live in tough financial situations, then knowing that 1.6 billion people are living with two dollars or less might be a bit tougher to take in. These numbers combined would almost equal half of the world’s population....   [tags: donations, poverty, UNICEF]

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Intrisic Motivation Increases Student Achievement

- Brief Review of the Literature Studies have indicated that intrinsic motivation increases student achievement. The success of integrating technology with increased student achievement could vary based on students’ intrinsic motivational styles. ATLAS has identified viable motivational styles within individual learning styles. Understanding different technologies and their effect on motivational styles in ATLAS has not been studied, but studies validate the importance and the need for this study....   [tags: success in School, mastery, autonomy]

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US Olympic Drug Control Program

- “It’s not a sports problem anymore, it’s a social problem” said Dr. William N. Taylor, member of U.S Olympic Drug Control program (Silverstein 22). The use of PED’s has gone from athletic professionals to celebrities and has reached the lives of high school athletes and everyday people. In a survey conducted by Dr. Gabe Mirkin, physician and sports medicine expert, more than half of 100 teens that were asked, "If I could give you a pill that would make you an Olympic champion - and also kill you in a year - would you take it?" answered yes (Freudenrich and Allen)....   [tags: steroids, dream body, doping]

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2010 National Space Policy Implications

- On June 28, 2010, President Barack Obama revealed the nation’s National Space Policy. The new policy was vastly different than the previous administration’s policy. Areas of concern addressed in the 2010 policy included future direction for NASA missions, increased cooperation between nations, commercial and civilian use of space, and space as a contested environment. One of the biggest differences between President Obama’s policy and the policy of past administrations was the stance on weapons and conflict in space....   [tags: international space race]

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Shrugging Off Positive: Ayn Rand

- ... Ayn Rand is a perfect match for all of these qualities, practicing non-violent approaches, revolutionizing thought processes, advancing the views of society, and remained objective. To begin with, Rand was never a violent person. She was a philosophical fiction and non-fiction author. Rand’s books have sold in the millions, and there is a whole philosophical society dedicated to her philosophy. (De Jesus) Ayn Rand never violently protested or used violence as a means to get her points across....   [tags: individualism philosophers]

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The Myth Of The Titan

- Introduction Prometheus the Titan is a prominent character in Greek mythology. His legend pertains to the creation of human kind and the mythological world in which the Olympian gods ruled. Prometheus participated in the Titanomachy, a war between the Olympians and the Titans, which took place during the golden age. To provide a time frame, the golden age took place after the creation of the world and the castration of Uranus. Therefore, the Titan Prometheus was a part of the sixth generation to exist, with Chaos being the first generation (Parada “Mythical Chronology”)....   [tags: Greek mythology, Prometheus, Twelve Olympians]

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Why College Is Too Expensive

- Over the years, a common dispute between people is whether or not worth going to college is worth it. Reasons are because college is too expensive, it’s too much work, or doesn’t make a difference when getting hired for a job. Many commonly known, successful figures today have a background in college. For example, Oprah Winfrey. She grew up in a low- income and abusive household. The way she escaped this situation was by being an honor student who held a full scholarship at Tennessee State University....   [tags: Academic degree, Bachelor's degree, High school]

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My Soundtrack Of My Life

- My soundtrack of my life is full of slow electronic “vaporwave”, heavy party tracks, and lots of fun adventures to get you hyped through sounds and samples. I have had a very eventful life so far, and I have songs that can correlate with specific stages that I’m willing to share through this essay. I have a vast array of music, as I don’t listen to a lot of radio or other mainstream music. It’s not that I don’t enjoy some popular music; I tend to enjoy the music I find on indie-based sites like Soundcloud and Bandcamp....   [tags: High school, College, Middle school]

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The De-Humanization of America

- In order to understand the writings of Ayn Rand and her belief in ethical egoism, I believe it is imperative we also understand her background and the era in which she was raised. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia on February 2, 1905, Rand witnessed the Kerensky Revolution which she supported and the Bolshevik Revolution which she denounced. She changed her name from Alissa Rosenbaum to Ayn Rand in 1926 – around this time, she also abandoned her Jewish religion and became an atheist. Her family fled Russia to escape the violence and her father’s business was confiscated....   [tags: selfishness, ayn rand, ethical egoism]

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Government Supply of Culture

- Culture is a lifestyle. Everything-from clothes that people wear to the meeting room of president, is affected with the culture. This culture comes into existence when individuals or groups make productions and distribute them to educate, entertain or anyhow influence people. In most countries, those kinds of people and productions are financed and cultural policies are implemented by non-governmental organizations or funds. Unlike other countries, in Azerbaijan the cultural policies are realized and funded almost by the government....   [tags: identity, society, research]

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Does Structure Determine Function?

- Does structure determine function. Or does function determine structure. Two ambiguous questions which may or may not have a decisive answer, does each determine the other. By definition structure is “the arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of something complex” (Oxforddictionaries.com, 2016) whereas function is defined as “an activity that is natural to or the purpose of a person or thing” (Oxforddictionaries.com, 2016). Here by definition you can infer that function is natural to a living organism, and thereby determined by structure....   [tags: Nervous system, Neuron, Axon, Spinal cord]

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Steroid Use in Athletics is Not Safe

- Steroid Use in Athletics is Not Safe In the last decade many records have been broken in the world of athletics, is this do to harder training and work ethic or the ignorant testing of anabolic steroids. With technological advances the enhancement of athletes is at the fingertips of scientists. With one shot an athlete could up testosterone levels by over a hundred percent. Is this safe. Or is the real question is this fair to the athletes who years ago did not have this option. Researchers have examined such supplements as dinabol and nandrolene and have found that their structures are unstable maybe unnoticeable at the time but will definitely show up in the later future....   [tags: Papers]

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History of the Apollo Program

- We choose to go to the moon... "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon, and returning him, safely to the earth. No single space project in this period will be more important in the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult of expensive to accomplish."(John F. Kennedy - "Special Joint Session of Congress", May 25th, 1961) With just a few words John F. Kennedy launched one of the largest endeavors that America has ever embarked upon....   [tags: space shuttle program apollo missions]

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Analysis of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

- Analysis of Wuthering Heights “Wuthering Heights is a strange, inartistic story”(Atlas, WH p. 299). “Wuthering Heights is a strange sort of book” (Douglas, WH p.301). “This is a strange book” (Examiner, WH p.302). “His work [Wuthering Heights] is strangely original” (Britannia, WH p.305). These brief quotes show that early critics of Emily Bronte’s first edition of Wuthering Heights, found the novel baffling in its meaning - they each agreed separately, that no moral existed within the story therefore it was deemed to have no real literary value....   [tags: Wuthering Heights Essays]

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The Remarkable Ayn Rand

- The Remarkable Ayn Rand     "If a life can have a 'theme song' - and I believe that every worthwhile one has - mine is [best] expressed in one word: Individualism." (qtd. in ARI)  This quote from Ayn Rand can be applied to everything she did or thought during her life.  Born in St. Petersburg, Russia on February 2, 1905, Rand felt out of place in her native country.  She didn't agree with the prevailing ideas of mysticism and collectivism that formed the Russian government and society.  So at age 21, in 1926, she sailed to the United States.  It was in the US that Ayn Rand made a name for herself, and began a new philosophy that would affect people around the world....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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The Atlantis Resort

- The Atlantis resort is a casino and water park located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas. The resort officially opened in 1998, it’s Coral and Beach towers opened as the Trump Plaza. After the Royal towers were built the name of the resort changed to Atlantis. Later the Coral and Beach towers were refurbished to match the theme of the Royal towers. A 600-suite luxury hotel was opened on March 28, 2007, called The Cove Atlantis. The Reef Atlantis, another tower with 497 rooms, opened December 19, 2007....   [tags: Travel & Leisure]

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Spinal Cord Injuries

- The key function of the cervical spine is to support the weight of the head which is approximately 10-12 pounds. The spinal cord is the key path for information between the brain and the peripheral nervous system. It transmits signals back and forth between the body and brain. The length of the spinal cord is about 45 cm in men and 43 cm in women. Within this spinal link, there are thirty one pairs of spinal. Each spinal nerve splits into two roots before connecting to the spinal cord. The human body is a weight-bearing exterior and an addition for the disc....   [tags: anatomy, cervical spine]

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The Hyades Constellation

- Perhaps the simplest constellation of the four original Greek constellations is the Hyades. One of the first mentions of the Hyades is found in Works and Days by Homer, as a seasonal signal to farmers. Farmers were told “... when the... Hyades... begin to set... remember to plough...” (Hesiod 612-613). The myth is that the Hyades are believed to be the daughters of the Titan Atlas and the Oceanid Aethra and the sisters of the Pleiades (Britannica School). After nursing the god Dionysus as a baby, they were rewarded though immortality in the stars (Britannica School)....   [tags: one of the four original Greek constellations]

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Cre Recombinase Activity

- ... In the native Cre molecule, helices B and D contact the LoxP site, while the loop A/B is engaged in interactions with helix E of the same or adjacent Cre protein (39), and it can be supposed that these interactions also occur for the isolated N-terminal fragment of Cre. Moreover, given the interactions of helices A and B with helices C and D, it is likely that the isolated N-terminal fragment of Cre possesses a structure close to the one it adopts within the intact Cre molecule, and that would also favor its ability to stabilize the complex....   [tags: genetic engineering]

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Statement of Purpose

- It is often said that necessity is the mother of invention and technology is driven by need. Hence it is the technology that brings about an invention. Engineers nurture technology, thus it is an engineer’s role to bring about a sustainable technological change. Machines and mechanisation that bring about this technological advancement have always fascinated me. I first got to know about a machine, my bicycle, when I was in my 7th grade. I became interested in the mechanism of the bicycle once when the chain slipped over the sprocket....   [tags: engineering, machines, education]

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Characteristics of a Classical Hero Demonstrated in The Labours of Hercules

- “The Labours of Hercules” introduces the most famous Greek hero in mythology, Hercules. He completes twelve immense tasks at an early age for killing his family while under a curse from Hera. The story of his labours contains many reasons why Hercules is classified as a classical hero. Hercules exhibits many of the traits of a classical hero, including numerous guides, hazardous journeys and several hardships and afflictions. Hercules demonstrates one trait of a classical hero by asking for or accepting assistance from other characters throughout the story....   [tags: The Labours of Hercules]

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Is Manufacture And Regulation Of Laetrile By Tom Beauchamp

- The next article we read was Manufacture and Regulation of Laetrile, by Tom Beauchamp. The article focuses on the Laetrile, which is a preventative drug used to control and prevent cancer but is denounced by much of the scientific community. In the early 1970’s the FDA decided to ban Laetrile but it is still possible to obtain Laetrile from other countries, especially Mexico. As stated in the article, the main controversy surrounding Laetrile is on the drug’s efficacy and on one’s right to manufacture, market, and purchase the product....   [tags: Decision making, Ethics, Liberalism, Patient]

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Benefits of Buying a Semi Truck in Arizona

- Straddling Interstates 10 and 40, Arizona is a unique place to consider buying a semi truck in. With its unique location, Arizona offers some benefits that other states just can't offer to buyers of semi trucks. These benefits come together to make Arizona one of the best places in the US for new and used truck sales. One major benefit to buying a truck in Arizona is its dry climate. Unlike some states that have a wet and humid climate that promotes rust and deterioration, Arizona's climate helps to preserve trucks and other machinery in pristine condition....   [tags: Climate, Selection, Trade]

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The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

- Character Each of the main characters in The House of Hades have been tested for different reasons and to test their strengths. As these characters are tested the grow and evolve to better accompany each other as a good group. At the start they were enemies and were reluctant to work as a team with the opposite group (being Roman and Greek). An example would be Frank defeating the katobleps which are these cow things that will poison you if they breathe near you. They also have a poisonous look that makes you freeze if you look into their eyes....   [tags: literary analysis]

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Isolation of Africa by Sahara Desert

- Africa was isolated geographically by the Sahara Desert. The location of The Sahara Desert effects where the changes of civilizations made from isolation are in Africa. The isolation of Africa from the Sahara Desert has affected trade, religion, and culture of some of the civilizations that resided within Africa. The reason transportation was affected is that going through the Sahara Desert was a hard task before the domestication of camels. Religion was affected by Africa's isolation because new religious ideas could not reach part of Africa due to the Sahara Desert....   [tags: trade, religion, culture, transporation]

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The Human Body: The Muscular System

- ... The contractions are voluntarily controlled by motor neurons originating from the spinal cord and by specific neurotransmitters; mainly the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (Campbell, 2012). The bundles of cells that produce these voluntary, vigorous and rapid contractions are multinucleated and cross-striated (Mescher, 2013). Cardiac Muscles Cardiovascular muscles are specific muscles that are found in the external layer of the heart (Paulsen, 2010). Cardiac muscles, like skeletal muscles are composed of cells containing several nuclei....   [tags: keletal, cardiac, and smooth muscles]

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Fukushima: The Global Tipping Point

- In Malcolm Gladwell’s passage labeled “Tipping Point” he covers the theory of epidemiology through national observation and statistical analysis. This theory can also be applied on a globalized scale. Take Fukushima’s nuclear meltdown for example. To be endured by billions of people situated in the northern hemisphere, many physicists such as Michio Kaku have rendered this catastrophic event “the end of humanity” (Fukushima, And The End of Humanity, 2013). We will cover this apocalyptic tipping point by referring to Mr....   [tags: malcoolm gladwell, statistical analysis]

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Wuthering Heights

- Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte was born on July 30, 1818 at Thronton, Bradford Yokshire. She was the 5th child of 6 children. When Emily was just three years old, her mother dies and her Aunt come to live with the family to take care of the children. Not much is know about Emily, except she was a very secluded and shy girl. Some information is collected about her from the few exisitng diary entries and letters, as well as her poems. Most of the information that is known about Emily is from her sister Charlotte’s biography as well as letters written to and from Charlotte to her friend....   [tags: Free Essays Online]

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Zeus

- Zeus, most likely the most renowned god of all gods, the mighty god of lightning has taken part in some of the most widely known myths of all times. Zeus has taken part in many Greek and Roman myths alike, either as Zeus or as his Roman counterpart of Jupiter. Unlike most gods in mythology though, Zeus is the main character in almost all of the myths he is mentioned in. Whether the myth is about his epic clash against the Titans, his fight against the Giants or even about his extramarital affairs, Zeus always seems to come out of these conflicts unaffected and triumphant....   [tags: Greek Mythology]

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Atlantis: A Lesson That's Twisted or Could It Have Existed?

- Fantasy is a tough sell in the twenty-first century. The world has been completely discovered and fully charted. Popular media has effectively minimized the legend and fantastic rumor, and advances in science continue to disprove many ancient myths. Satellites have mapped and studied the earth, leaving only a space frontier that is yet unreachable. But standing out is a charming fantasy the modern world has yet to verify or condemn: the Lost Continent of Atlantis. Plato gave the world its oldest remaining written account of Atlantis, which he had learned from traveling Egyptians (Mythweb.com), and recorded in his works Timeus and Critias ("Atlantis, Again")....   [tags: Ancient History]

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Environment Essay: Old Growth Forests in Western Australian

- How does one rationalize reducing majestic, centuries old, life-giving trees to piles of woodchips, sawdust, timber or waste. Examine where these products end up and you will realize that the plight of Western Australian (WA) old growth forests is more than just a local issue. The message from conservationists is loud and clear - "Stop logging and save our trees". This is the notion at the heart of what has become a bitter, bureaucratic argument in Australia, centered around the Government's recently signed Regional Forest Agreement (RFA)....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]

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The Victorian Era and The French Lieutenant's Woman

- The Victorian Era and The French Lieutenant's Woman      The French Lieutenant's Woman is a 1981 film of historical fiction, contrasting present day relationships, morality and industry with that of the Victorian era in the 1850s.  It is an adaptation of a novel by John Fowles, the script was written by Harold Pinter.   The setting is in England, Lyme and London specifically, where Charles, a Darwinian scientist is courting the daughter of a wealthy businessman.  The film depicts Charles as somewhat of the laughingstock with the rich citizens of Lyme who regard his profession as folly.  His future father-in-law offers him a position in his shipping company which is expanding to...   [tags: French Lieutenants Woman Essays]

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The Land Of The Bible: The Sacred Bridge

- First Reading Critique: The Sacred Bridge Anson Rainey and R. Steven Notley are the authors of The Sacred Land Bridge, which is an Atlas of the biblical world and includes maps, pictures, and historical cementation as to the significance of this region. The biblical world that this atlas focuses on is defined as the eastern Mediterranean littoral, or more commonly called the Levant in modern archeological discussions. In my critique of this book I will be focusing on pages 30-34 which will define the boundaries and explain the importance of the Levant....   [tags: Theological Book Review Critique]

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Regional Variations and Patterns of Population Growth

- Regional Variations and Patterns of Population Growth The demographic transition model provides one with insight into the transformation or transition which occurs in several steps as the industrialization of a country progresses. By using the demographic transition as a model one can describe regional variations and patterns of population growth on a global level. The demographic transition model includes four stages: the pre industrialized society, the agricultural revolution, the industrial revolution, and the post industrial societies/developed....   [tags: Papers]

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A New Policy on High-heeled Shoes

- A New Policy on High-heeled Shoes Background Throughout history, women have bent over backward to feel and look attractive. Many of the methods used to obtain this goal are dangerous to their health. The high-heeled shoe, one of the most popular types of women’s foot apparel, belongs in this category. The pump puts a tremendous amount of stress on a woman’s knees, back, heels, and toes. To avoid these potential problems, women should be warned about the dangers of wearing high-heeled shoes. Needs Without knowledge of the damage done by high-heeled shoes women are put in danger of permanently harming their bodies....   [tags: Medical Medicine Health Essays]

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Marco Polo’s Influence On Later Explorers

- Around the time of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, Europe was a place in need of inspiration. Marco Polo, a merchant, and still a simple man, was this source of inspiration. He was an ordinary boy during his childhood, living a similar life to the other boys his age. Although his intentions might not have been as significant as his impact, he was very influential. Marco Polo served as an influence to many later explorers. Whether it was through his book, The Travels of Marco Polo, which focused mainly on descriptions of spices and commercial goods and many other interesting trade items he encountered in his travels, he sparked an interest and desire of not only Europe, but later exp...   [tags: European History]

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Misconceptions of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

- Wuthering Heights Misconceptions Victorian reviewers of Emily Bronte’s classic Wuthering Heights found it to be far too harsh and dreary for their tastes. One author, writing for the Atlas, compared Wuthering Heights to Jane Eyre saying that, “Wuthering Heights casts a gloom over the mind that is not easily dispelled” (WH 300) while Jane Eyre manages to provide some cathartic element that offers its reader a release. The same author criticizes it for its lack of realistic elements saying that a “few glimpses of sunshine would have increased the reality of the picture and given strength rather than weakness to the whole” (WH 300)....   [tags: Wuthering Heights Essays]

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Sense And Sensibility Book Review

- Book Report - Sense and Sensibility 1.) In Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, the title is a metaphor for the two main characters Elinor and Marianne. Elinor represents sense and Marianne represents sensibility.We find out early that Elinor does not share her feelings. When Edward comes into the story, there was an immediate attraction. She tells no one of her feelings. It was just assumed that they are meant for each other. When Edward has to leave, Elinor says nothing. Edward does promise he will come down and give Margaret an atlas....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Anthem: The Process of Liberation

- Anthem: The Process of Liberation Many years ago, I read my first book by Ayn Rand, Anthem. I completed the book in about four hours. At the time, I was not mature enough to fully appreciate Anthem's powerful symbolism. My attitude as I read the beginning of the book was one of indifference and confusion, maturing only later into concern and vigorous interest. This experience began a new phase in my intellectual development that soon led me to read Atlas Shrugged. I then started on Ayn Rand's non-fictional works....   [tags: Anthem Essays]

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Artists in Stained Glass

- Artists in Stained Glass I. CONCRETE EXPERIENCE I think my interest in the combination of glass, light and color began as a child when I discovered the colorful images created inside a kaleidoscope. Even as an adult, I cannot seem to resist picking up a kaleidoscope and gazing into the viewer as I rotate the tube to change the design of the colored bits of glass. If you walk into my home, it is apparent that I like to decorate with glass. I have glass flowers, marbles, stones, vases, balls, bowls and my favorite, stained glass....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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MISSION JUNO

- JUNO is a NASA mission to the planet Jupiter. The Juno spacecraft is scheduled to launch aboard an Atlas V-551 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., in Aug. 2011. (www.nasa.gov). It will take 5 years to reach Jupiter, arriving in July 2016. It will orbit Jupiter 33 times. The purpose of the mission is to explore Jupiter’s structure and atmosphere. The main aim of this mission is to understand how the planet Jupiter originated and thus help us understand the evolution of the gas giants. This knowledge will also reflect upon our understanding of the origins of the Universe....   [tags: NASA, Mission, Planet Jupiter]

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Blood Falls

- ... "How did it go sir?" Anderson asked. "Same as before they aren't going to expand northward." Victus said frustrated "So what now. We can't take too much of this and each sun cycle is getting worse. Our men want results other are suggesting that we go to war and take their land by force." Even though the thought came across his mind multiple of times, Victus always tried to find other alternatives then war against his neighboring cities.Victus stopped Anderson. "We are not going to go to war with Thessia and Sur'Kesh." pausing for a moment but before he could continue Anderson brags....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Axial and Appendicular Skeleton

- Axial and Appendicular Skeleton The axial skeleton is the central part of the skeleton. The skull, spine, ribs and breastbone make the axial skeleton up. The appendicular skeleton consists of the remaining bones. These are 'attached' to the axial skeleton. [IMAGE] Cervical [IMAGE] This is the top seven vertebrae from the neck downwards. The top two bones are the atlas and axis. They let us to shake and nod out head. All the other vertebrae also help with movement of the neck and head, such as bending and twisting....   [tags: Papers]

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Headaches

- Headaches Introduction Headaches are a symptom experienced by an estimated 45 million Americans and lead to more than 18 million office visits a year in the United States.1,2 Headaches are also the number one cause for Americans to take over-the-counter analgesic medications.2 Headaches can be classified as 1) Migraine Without Aura (Common Migraine), 2) Migraine With Aura (Classic Migraine), 3) Tension Type Headaches (Musculoskelatal), 4) Tension-Migraine (Mixed Headache Disorder), 5) Recurring Headaches of a Nonmusculoskeletal nature and 6) Headaches as a Symptom of Ominous Disease.1 The cause and successful treatment vary greatly for migraine headaches and such headaches are often re...   [tags: Papers]

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Genderqueer

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The True Cost of Female Infanticide: An In Depth Investigation of Female Infanticide in China and India

- When a child is born, especially in Modern Western cultures, parents along with friends and family are usually ecstatic with the news of a new family member. In these cultures, a parent’s biggest wish for their child is usually that they come out strong and healthy. This reality that many grow up with is, unfortunately, not a universal phenomenon. Infanticide, which is defined by the BBC Ethics Panel as “the unlawful killing of very young children” is sadly found in both indigenous and sophisticated cultures around the world....   [tags: gender selective killing, gendercide]

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The Importance of Maps: An Analysis of the Main Techniques Used in Creating an Effective Map

- Over thousands of years, maps have developed from two-dimensional cave art depicting the constellations to Christian-centered “T and O” maps depicting Jerusalem at the center of the map, to sophisticated three-dimensional views of earth. According to James S. Aber, a professor of Geology at Emporia State University, the first known maps were made in approximately 2300 B.C. on clay tablets. As time passed philosophers developed more knowledge about Earth, and by the time that Claudius Ptolemaeus, or "Ptolemy," was born people understood the concept of a spherical earth rather than a flat earth....   [tags: Cave Art, Map, History, Cartography]

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The Matrix Of Domination Is Justified Through The Generation And Dissemination Of Controlling Images

- According to Beaueboeuf-Laufontant, racialization can be defined as the placement of groups in particular statues within the matrix of domination is justified through the generation and dissemination of controlling images. As a result of overaching ‘’matrix of domination”, a few statuses are considered normative and deserving of first class citizenship while most others are deemed constitutive of deviance and requiring subordination. As representations of subordinated groups, controlling images guide behavior toward and from these persons, constrain what is seen and believed about them, and when internalized, profoundly influence the self-perceptions of the marginalized....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, Racism]

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The Best Way to Learn Semantic Chinese Radicals For Adult Second Language Learners

- The children and adults learn the languages differently. Children learn implicitly or automatically acquire complex grammatical structures of their first language based on experience, but adults already need more additional resources of the rules (explicit) learning (Ellis, 2005). However, the teaching Chinese semantic radicals might be taught implicitly or explicitly. Nearly every person experienced the second language learning. The great amount of research in second language acquisition was done after World War II....   [tags: education, international culture]

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Analysis of Ken Jenning´s Maphead: Charting the Wide Weird World of Geography

- ... In chapter 4 Jennings discusses a map lover’s dream, the Geography and Map division of the Library of Congress. To a maphead visiting this division of the Library of Congress located in Texas compares to a diehard RedSox fan scoring tickets to home plate seats at Fenway Park. It’s a dream come true. The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with more than 155.3 million items on approximately 838 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 35 million books and other print materials, 3.4 million recordings, 13.6 million photographs, 5.4 million maps, 6.5 million pieces of sheet music and 68 million manuscripts....   [tags: geography, gepcaching, maps, study]

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The Roles of Zeus, Poseidon, and Circe in The Odyssey by Homer

- Zeus, Poseidon, and Circe The odyssey, the oldest written story in the world passed on through oral tradition by a blind man named Homer. It is a long tale a about a man name Odysseus trying to get back home from Troy. He encounters many obstacles, most of them being gods. He met many gods on his journey but the ones that had some of the biggest impacts were Zeus king of the gods, Poseidon king of the sea, and Calpso a goddess of the sea. Zeus, is the king of all gods and the most powerful of them all....   [tags: gods, sea, powerful]

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Do Creationism and Intelligent Design Have a Place in the Classroom?

- Surveys show that fifty percent of adults in Turkey, forty percent in the USA and fifteen percent in the UK reject the theory of evolution and believe that life on Earth came into existence as described in the religious texts (Jones and Reiss, 2007; Miller; Scott and Okamoto, 2006; Lawes, 2009). President G. W. Bush commented as follow: Both sides ought to be taught properly...so people can understand what the debate is about....Part of education is to expose people to different schools of thoughts....You’re asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, and the answer is yes (Baker and Slevin, 2005)....   [tags: Persuasive, Theory of Evolution]

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The Beginning of the Civil War: The Battle of Fort Sumter

- Eighty short years after the United States won their independence from England, the civil war began. Within that time the nation that had once fought as one became divided by differing opinion on a moral status-quo. The Battle of Fort Sumter may have been a short battle but it kick started an even bigger war. Over the duration of the Civil War, thousands of pieces of land had been fought on, the first being in the Charleston Harbor. Starting out with the secession of South Carolina, a two day battle and ending with the surrender of the Union soldiers....   [tags: freedom, union soldiers]

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Social Media And Its Impact On The Progress Of Human Civilization

- Human civilization has many shades, and with the passage of time, these shades have contributed in progress of the human civilization. One of such shades is Industrial Revolution of 17th century. This revolution brought new social and political economic system in world. If we study the progress of human civilization, the affects of evolution on the progress of human civilization overtime, becomes clear. Internet, social research and history agree are the most recent and clear shades. These shades are not only influencing the progress of human civilization, but also shaping it....   [tags: Economics, Sociology, Social sciences, Media]

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Origins of the Cold War and the Nuclear Arms Race

- The cold war was a tense period of time for both the United States and the Soviet Union. The origin of this tension was the relationship between the two opposing political and economic systems. The leader who was most responsible for this situation was the dictator of the Soviet Union, Josef Stalin. During the period following World War II, the relations between the communist Soviet Union and the Capitalist United States were driven by a complex combination of ideological, economic, and political factors that lead to a bitter rivalry over who was the world’s super power with the ideal political system, communism vs capitalism....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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Under Armour: Technology in Service of Sport in South Australia

- 1. Introduction This report provides an overview about the market in South Australia for a new business related to clothing, footwear and equipment for sport and physical activities. It is necessary to research about the habits in physical activities in South Australia. Additionally, the report examines whether the name of the business is suitable to the local market. A investigation related to the income per capita in South Australia is necessary in order to figure out whether shall exist demand for the goods offer by the new business and the possible successful of the business....   [tags: Business Analysis ]

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Wounded by the Jagged Edges of a Shattered American Dream

- American ideologies of success, rooted in ideals represented by the American Dream, have long captivated people of the United States with a hypnotic power. The promise of the American Dream, in which even the poorest Americans can achieve prosperity and success through persistence and hard work, has drawn all sorts of people to its warmth, generating a multicultural “melting pot” in the U.S. that boasts of diversity and tolerance. The American Dream itself resonates from the nation’s declaration that “all men are created equal” and affirms its claim to be a land of inclusion and nondiscriminatory opportunity....   [tags: American Dream Essays]

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The Harder You Look, the More There Is to See

- ... This beam could travel around the world within a second. The electromagnets in the booster bend the beam around the ring, while the electric field increase the speed in a way much like one would push a child on a swing. The booster flings the packets into the Proton Synchrotron recombining them as a single packet. This is where things begin to get extremely fast. The Proton Synchrotron, 628 meters in circumference, circulates the atoms for one point two seconds. The stripped hydrogen atoms are virtually traveling at the speed of light and now gain mass when energy is imputed, not speed....   [tags: CERN accelerator complex]

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The Chan-Vese Segmentation Algorithm and Global Properties of an Image

- The Chan-Vese segmentation algorithm is robust and has been used to segment different kind of images. This algorithm re- lies on global properties of an image (gray level intensities in regions, length of contours, area of regions), hence it is more suitable in cases when the edge information is not very predominant. The results are good qualitatively for noisy im- ages and images with complicated topologies. Reviewing the state of the art techniques for segmentation we see that this method is used extensively in segmentation of regions in med- ical images....   [tags: topologies, contrast, contour]

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Facebook 's Sales Come From Advertising On Its Social Network

- Facebook’s sales come from advertising on its social network. The technologies that the industry uses are the internet, mobile apps, industry-standard local storage, cookies, and pixel tags. These technologies are mainly used to get data from the users to be able to send relevant ads to each user. Technical standards are very important in defining how business is done in the social media industry. Everything that Facebook does is based on the current standards of the industry. There are the basic internet standards which were set by The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) (Bradner, 1996), mobile app standards which were set by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIFT) (Mic...   [tags: Facebook, Social network service, Advertising]

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The Dominance of Biomedicine and Challenges to its Discourse

- Contemporary approaches in understanding health, illness and its treatment largely differ from the traditional way of treating people’s health conditions. For instance, before the “Age of Reason” beliefs about vindictive spirits, evil and divine intervention, and practices of sorcery and witchcraft were widely held (Porter 1997 as cited in Williams, 2003). Another example is the practice of Greek medicine; a more naturalistic approach used by the practitioner to tune the body through humoral theories of balance and lifestyle modification....   [tags: Health Conditions, Illness, Treatment]

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Compare and Contrast Academic Geography and Academic Chinese Studies

- To a novice Geography and Chinese Studies may look as two completely separate parts of academia. Geography or ‘geographia’ translated from Ancient Greek to the ‘earth’s description’ has been used since 276 BC and was the groundings for now modern Geography categorised by Human Geography; the study of places, the space they occupy, the environment in which they are located in and the Human implications caused by this (Gregory, D. et al. eds 2009 The Dictionary Of Human Geography). The other Physical Geography; is the characterization and explanation of geological, hydrological, biological and atmospheric phenomena and their interactions at, or near the Earth’s surface....   [tags: subjects in the pool of academia]

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John Galt As A Hero And A Legendary Figure

- John Galt as a character in Atlas shrugged is a major force whose every action had a profound and precise impact on the turn of events. For the major part of the book, he was an enigma whose presence was elusive. His name on people’s lips and mythical stories describing him and his exploit further fueled the perception of John Galt as a hero and a legendary figure. He was always working behind the scene until the very end when he revealed himself and got what he had always wanted; the freedom of the mind to function and pursue happiness without inhibition or restraint by bureaucratic extortionists and dictators....   [tags: Perception, Mind, Ayn Rand, Thought]

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Transnational Criminal Organization and the Law Enforcement Community

- The problem of transnational criminal organization poses some unique challenges to the law enforcement community. The scope of these organizations’ activities and personnel creates exponentially more work for law enforcement than relatively isolated or contained criminal acts by individuals or small groups. Random and personal crimes committed by individuals can usually be handled by police at the local level, as the investigation is limited to the known crime (or crimes) that have been committed and reported....   [tags: Law Enforcement Essays]

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Marriage as Viewed by Greeks, Christians and Hebrews

- According to the Bible, love and marriage were treated with respect because they were divine before the eyes of God. He gave clear instructions to man and woman telling them to marry and bring forth children to fill His world. In essence therefore, man has to respect this institution called marriage and the associated strong emotions or love. Homer’s poem portrays a different version of the same where man is free to cohabit with another woman while they are not married. In the poem we see Penelope living in the same quarters with as many as a hundred suitors and no law is present to avoid the sexual irresponsibility resulting from this....   [tags: Bible vs Greek Mythology]

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Food Ethics: Should Environmentalists Oppose Genetically Modified Food?

- I will argue that environmentalists should not oppose genetically modified foods. Genetically modified foods or GMOs (genetically-modified organisms) are crop plants that are modified in a laboratory to enhance desired traits, to offer greater yields, to improve pest and disease resistance, to increase nutrition, or to boost tolerance to temperature extremes, drought, and salinity (The Hutchinson Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide). This controversial concept has been debated among environmental activists, public interest groups, and other scientists and government officials since GMOs were introduced in 1996....   [tags: crop plants, nutrition, agriculture, GMO]

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The Dewey Decimal Classification: Western and Non-Western Cultures

- Introduction DDC: From West to East This paper is examining how the Dewey Decimal Classification System (DDC) has been adapted and translated in both Western and non-Western Nations and the problems that have arisen during this process. In this paper we will first examine what the DDC is which includes looking into its history specifically into how Mr. Custer helped the DDC become an international classification system. Next we will focus on the problems that arise during the process of adapting and translating the DDC from one culture to another....   [tags: libraries, information, organization, classes]

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The Transition between Romantic Era to Realism Movement

- In the late eighteenth century, a movement spread throughout the world that was known as the Romantic Era. The works of authors, artists, and musicians were influenced by emotions and imagination. Characters in literature during that time period heavily relied on impulses to guide them in their decisions. Whether it is the logical choice or not, they followed their hearts instead. The image that Romanticism created was one of a perfect, unrealistic lifestyle because of the worship to the beauty of nature and human emotions....   [tags: realist era, romanticism, realism]

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Genetic Screening and Physiological Testing in Young Athletes

- ... Looking for physiological traits and testing for specific genes can also be beneficial for competition itself. Programs that provide such testing have already been implemented in the U.K., Australia, and China (Epstein 49). These have been proven to work with their increase in medal haul during the Olympics. In Australia, prior to the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, the country began a National Talent Search program in which children between the ages of fourteen and sixteen were genetically screened, examined for body size and general athleticism (Epstein 49)....   [tags: changes in sports, elite athletes]

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How the Civil War Helped to Abolish Slavery

- In the 1860s the civil war was raging on. One of the biggest issues of the war was slavery. For four long years the north and south fought. Both sides had many successful battles like fredresicksburk and Gettysburg. Finally in the spring of 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered the last major Confederate army to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865. Emidiantly following five years after wars congress passed the three amendments 13th, 14th, and 15th. These three amendments were intended to restructure the United States from a country that was half free to one that guaranteed blessings of liberty to the entire population, including the former slaves and their descendan...   [tags: african, segragation, discrimination]

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Food Security in the Democratic Republic of Congo

- ... Tropical rainforests exist in central and northern parts of DR Congo, while the moist savannah mainly exists in the southern parts of DR Congo (United Nations Environment Programme, 2012). Tropical rainforests are normally hot and humid and have a lot of rainfall (Stockton, 2014). Savannahs normally have warm summers and cool winters. Summer is when this biome receives most rainfall; as winter is normally dry (Stockton, 2014). Both these biomes are great for agriculture as they both have rich, fertile soil....   [tags: poverty, population, climate]

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Gender Discrimination Continues to Reflect in Wage Gap

- Sex discrimination is still a major problem of today. In many different ways, women are deemed “lesser” than men, and one major example of this problem is the wage gap. Unfortunately, the wage gap still exists, and it is completely sickening. Many people disagree and say that the wage gap is non-existent, but that is far from the truth. The wage gap needs to close, because women don't deserve any less than men do. I am currently on the path to earn a degree in Computer Science, which falls into the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field....   [tags: stem, female, educated]

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