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The Economy of Algeria, Africa

- Second largest country in Africa, tenth largest country in the world, diverse culture extending from the Mediterranean coast to the dunes of the Sahara Desert...Algeria. Even with its massive size the current status of Algeria’s economy is quivering in the lofty winds of the Tell Atlas Mountains. The economy tends to remain dominated by the state, which is accordingly a legacy of the country’s socialist post-independence development model. Hydrocarbons are the backbone for Algeria, accounting for 60% of budget revenues, 30% GDP, and 95% of export earnings....   [tags: diverse culture, hydrocarbon, minerals]

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Juno Spacecraft: Mission to Jupiter

- Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, has yet to be discovered as in depth as Juno will. NASA New Frontiers recently established the Juno Mission to observe Jupiter (Ionescu 1). The spacecraft is currently on route to Jupiter and it is set to arrive in 2016. Juno will orbit Jupiter thirty-three times total before shutting down (Ionescu 1). Juno will observe Jupiter with deeper observation than can be seen by a telescope. The Juno Spacecraft is a project made to discover Jupiter’s high winds, a possible water source, and the planetary structure....   [tags: space exploration]

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Influential Musical Instruments: The Guitar

- ... For instance, the guitar represents a lot of different things to a lot different people however main thing that the guitar represents is music in which it expresses how the person is feeling. Overall the guitar represents joy and an outlet to say what is on their mind. For instance, when I see a guitar it represents a voice that is ready to be heard. For example, Jonny Greenwood guitarist from Radiohead plays guitar in soothing, yet unquie way that interies the audience. Jonny Greenwood enhances the music by playing the guitar because without the guitar the songs would not be as impacted to the audience....   [tags: making music, creativity]

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Qualities of an Entrepreneurial Firm

- Innovativeness: Every entrepreneur, and their firm must stand out from the rest in order to be successful. Many ideas are shared amongst entrepreneurs, but the successful ones find their own comparative advantage. The changing of a specific part, there by improving the product or, in this case, the business is innovativeness. The four individually were good magicians, J. Daniel Atlas as an illusionist, Henley Reeves an escapist, Merritt McKinley a mentalist, and Jack Wilder also an illusionist. Dylan Rhodes had an idea and a goal, but to implement it he had to rethink the "typical" magic show....   [tags: innovativeness, competitive agressiveness]

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Leonhard Euler's Life and Accomplishments

- Leonhard Euler was born in Basel, Switzerland as the first born child of Paul Euler and Marguerite Brucker on April 15, 1707. Euler’s formal education started in Basel where he was sent to live with his maternal grandmother on his father’s orders. Euler's father wanted his son to follow him in working for the church and sent him to the University of Basel to prepare him in becoming a pastor. He entered the University in 1720 to gain general knowledge before moving on to more advanced studies. Euler’s pastime was used for studying theology, Greek, and Hebrew in order to become a pastor like his father....   [tags: bernoulli, mathematician, euler-bernoulli]

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The Spanish Colony, La Isabela

- ... The disappointments lead to outbreak and unhappy colonists. To help resolve the gloomy mood, Columbus lead and expedition to interior of the island. On the expedition, they went to the mountainous district of Cibao, where there was a rumor about gold being found in large quantities. Not able to find much gold in interior of the island, he set up a fort for future expeditions. When he returned to La Isabela, he found the colony in terrible condition. The colony had experienced a hurricane, crop failure, disease, and conflict with the native Taino tribe....   [tags: gold, expedition, natives]

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Personal Statement of Finding Success

- Before I was five, I thought I was Chinese. However, I wondered why I couldn’t understand the Chinese patrons of Chinatown restaurants. Upon learning my true ethnicity, I pulled out a mammoth atlas we had under the bed. My father pointed to an “S”-shaped country bordering the ocean, below China. Over the years, I learned my parents were refugees from Vietnam. “Boat people,” my mother, still young and struggling to grasp the English language back then, would hear kids whispering when she walked through the halls of her high school....   [tags: vietnam, refugee, civil engineer]

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The Prolonged Effects of Steroids

- ... Side effects of anabolic steroids in men are infertility, breast development, baldness, shortness, liver cancer, AIDS, etc. Steroids can increase the risk of blood clots. Other effects of steroids are acne, cysts, oily hair, and oily skin (Anabolic Steroid Abuse). If an adolescent takes anabolic steroids, it will stunt his or her growth. Anabolic steroids are helpful in maintaining muscle in people with AIDS and are sometimes prescribed for men with hormone problems (C, Alicia). Roid Rage is a major side effect of steroids because it causes random fits of aggression (Anabolic Steroids)....   [tags: Illegal, Drugs, Sports]

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Obamacare : Health Care System

- ObamaCare serves the purpose of expanding health insurance access, protecting patients against arbitrary actions by insurance companies, and reducing overall costs (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services [HHS], 2014). As discussed in the above section, evidence shows that there are many issues in our current health care system that warrants change. These changes will more or less take years to establish in full momentum but it is important to start supporting this change now. These changes will pursue the overall improvement of our current health care system while ensuring a healthier nation....   [tags: Health care, Health insurance, Medicine]

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The Creation Of The Universe

- When it comes to how the creation of the earth came to be there are different myths and folklore stories. After hearing any of these explain how the earth was created, one can wonder, “How exactly was it created?” It is evident that it is a very good question to ask. After doing some research in all three areas of how creation of earth came to be, it is hard not to acknowledge that as unalike as they are they are at the same time very homogenous. This is proven with Harrison’s article, “Creation of the Universe,” as he demonstrates too that in different parts of the world there are similarities and differences....   [tags: Universe, Greek mythology, Earth, Creation myth]

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Etruscan Civilization : Ancient Italy

- Etruscan civilization is the modern English name that they gave to the civilization of ancient Italy. Their homeland was in the area of central Italy, just north of Rome, which is called Tuscany today. The Etruscan civilization had lasted from the 8th century BC to the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC. Although, in the 6th century the Etruscans expanded their influence over a wide area of Italy, where they founded city-states in the north and south of Italy. The Etruscans spoke a unique language that was unrelated to those of their neighbors....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Rome, Italy, Etruscan civilization]

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Higher Education : High Education

- Higher Education “The mother of all problems in higher education today is high tuition…” as said by Jon Wiener, a notable American Historian in Los Angeles. He also concluded that “…at public colleges and universities, which forces students into decades of debt and makes for-profit schools Seem like a plausible alternative.” In the US, it’s said, at least according to the Nation Student Clearinghouse and College Atlas, that the rate of college students required to take remedial college courses, are likely going to dropout with a staggering rate of 75%....   [tags: University, Education, Higher education, Student]

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The Sea God : Poseidon

- The Sea God: Poseidon From the tales of Ancient Greece to the retellings of Ancient Rome, Poseidon remains one of the most mentioned, worshipped, and studied god in history. He is even mentioned today from the tales of Percy Jackson, being the father of the main character, Percy (Perseus). And to SpongeBob Squarepants, where he is renamed Neptune and is the King of the Sea and all of Bikini Bottom and onward. The Sea God still is part of our books and movies and influences others to question his immensity....   [tags: Greek mythology, Zeus, Poseidon, Hades]

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Cultural Policy And Cultural Policies

- In the 21st century, the country has changed laws to accommodate different cultures. We are a “melting” pot and must respect that our nation is forever changed and forever changing. To close our eyes to see this is like closing our minds that it is happening. What is cultural policy. Cultural policy is defined as having a policy that identifies the differences in other cultures and how to incorporate those differences in all aspects of a person’s being. Cultural policy is connected to all the major issues of our society: economic stratification, race relations, international relations, technology, education, and community development....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, Social capital]

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Financial Report On The Corporation

- 4) Financial Report a. It was Motioned/Seconded/Approved to approve the September, October and November 2015 financial statements. It is noted that Quintet Phase 2 owners will reimburse 60% of the operating costs of the amenity facilities starting from inception of the strata corporation .The receivables will be included in the balance sheet. b. The Treasurer found some entry errors that expense charged to the Tower Section should be paid by the strata corporation. The entry error will be reconciled in the March financial report....   [tags: Income statement, Balance sheet, Expense]

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High Schools And Higher Education

- It seems that, in our society today, the subsequent intention of high schools in America is to channel as many youthful individuals as possible into establishments of higher education. The ideology following this, though widely argued, is that college education improves the students caliber in life, and the value of society as a whole. However critics refute the notion that receiving a higher education benefits an individual economically, “Graduates have an average of $25,000 in student debt that they must pay off, at the current price tag, it makes no economic sense to send most kids to college” (Brandon, par....   [tags: Higher education, High school, Madrasah]

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Unmanned Vs. Unmanned. Europa Report

- Manned Versus Unmanned Europa Report (2013), directed by Sebastian Cordero, is a science fiction, space travel film. The film makes use of the popular documentary style (which always reminds of Brechtian technique whenever I see it in use). The camera use and documentary style casts the film in a realism mode. The film is about a crew aboard a long duration space flight to Europa in order to ascertain whether or not life exists or had existed in the oceans below the surface. Every member of the crew dies; however, they establish proof of complex life beyond Earth....   [tags: Space exploration, Human spaceflight, Spaceflight]

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Phasing Out The Electoral College

- Phasing out the Electoral College Every four years on the first Tuesday of November Americans have the great opportunity to head to the poles and vote for the President and Vice President of the United States. Every citizen of this country who is at least eighteen years of age and has no felonies on their record has the right to vote. In the last presidential election nearly one hundred and fifty million Americans voted but the sad truth is that only five hundred and thirty eight votes actually counted....   [tags: President of the United States, United States]

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Education Is Most Powerful Weapon

- Growing people always dream about going to college. They think that after finishing high school automatically comes college. But the question is do they realize the value of having a college education, or they just go because someone told so, or maybe this how it goes. People now days don’t really know how value having a college education is. “Education is most powerful weapon which people can use to change the world”. (Mandala). Having a college degree could provide more opportunity’s and knowledge for people to strive and become more active in their community’s and help people in their own fields like having a dotora and lawyer, or even a policemen....   [tags: Academic degree, Higher education, High school]

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The Bones Of The Knees

- The bones of the knees are the patella and the tibia (Hall, 2011). The muscle groups for the knees are the hamstring gracilis, and the gastrocemius (Hall, 2011). For dorsiflexion, there are no bones it is the muscles that move bones. The muscles are the tibialis anterior, peroneus tertius, extensor digitorum longus, and the extensor hallucis longus (Hall, 2011). These are the muscles that move the bones so the top foot will move towards the calf of the leg (Hall, 2011). The next flexion is plantar flexion and this one also deals mainly with muscles than bone....   [tags: Knee, Flexion, Extension, Sagittal plane]

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Genetically Modified Foods Are Unsafe

- Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are living organisms that, through the genetic engineering process, are altered to withstand certain chemicals and increase the nutritional value of the product. In fact, the majority of the foods found at the grocery store are modified genetically. GMOs are becoming increasingly popular on farms throughout the United States and moving into other parts of the world due to their increasing yield capabilities and pest and weed control. However, this has been, and continues to be, an extremely controversial topic of discussion in the world of agriculture and biotechnology, as well as health food critics, because of potential environmental and health risk...   [tags: Genetically modified food]

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Female Obstacles Faced By Odysseus

- Female Obstacles Faced by Odysseus in his Journey Home Odysseus’ journey home from Troy was seen as a long and tiring expedition, with many obstacles to overcome. The character of Odysseus that readers have come to know is broadly based on how he handled these difficulties through his way back from the Trojan War. He encountered many women who acted as the obstacles, making the journey home even longer. Odysseus’ travels home were not going to be short and he knew that, but encountering Calypso, the Sirens and Circe did not make it any better....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Greek mythology]

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Model Train Building

- The world of Model Train Building has grown greatly with the aid of computers and technology to enhance the fun of building. Technology has long been a part of Model Train building with the adding of lights, bells, and whistles to capture your interest and imagination. But with the latest generation of building comes the influx of technology and the computer. The computer brings along a new breed of builders who plan track layout, buy parts on the Internet, receive updated news, and chat with other enthusiast....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The novel Blindness

- The novel Blindness The sinners dealt with in our past novels and the present novel Blindness empathetically been assigned the trait of ignorance. Thus, providing the root of sin and degration of lives, as relating to the treatment of people in the short story Somni in the novel Cloud Atlas. Focusing on Blindness, the ungreedy are horribly dealt with by the thugs with a "conscience with teeth to bite" (18)....   [tags: blindness life of pi analysis literature]

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Solving the Foreclosure Crisis

- The first thing and primary thing that needs to be understood is that government cannot solve the crisis. Only the free market can solve the crisis. The free market is based upon the free will of individuals. First of all, in a free market, not everyone wants a house. Not everyone wants the expense of a house. Not everyone wants the upkeep of a house. Not everyone wants the care and work involved in owning their own home. One of the things that contributed to the housing crisis was the Fair Housing Act....   [tags: Foreclosures, ]

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Labeled Cortical Depth Maps

- 1. Introduction Labeled cortical depth maps (LCDMs) provide a way to determine volume and thickness of cortical structures from MRI brain scans. LCDMs have been used to distinguish cortical thickness in the cingulate in Alzheimer’s Disease and schizophrenia, and prefrontal cortex in schizophrenia as well as whole brain. LCDM relies on both the surface defined at the gray-white matter interface and the segmentation of the MRI region of interest into three distinct tissue classes: cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), gray matter (GM), and white matter (WM)....   [tags: Medical Science]

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Postcards Acknowledgements and Introduction

- Acknowledgments/ pg 6 The Lower Merion Historical Society The Lower Merion Historical Society is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to Preserving Our Past For The Future. For over 60 years we have accomplished this by stewardship of local history, education of the community, preservation of historic resources and outreach to promote awareness of the cultural heritage of the Township of Lower Merion and the Borough of Narberth. On the evening of October 24, 1949, about 90 community residents showed up for the first meeting of the Lower Merion Historical Society - about three times the number expected....   [tags: Social History]

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Technology: Revolution or De-evolution

- In the last thirty years technology has grown at an unbelievable rate. The concept of being connected used to mean a person had a lot of business contacts that could be called upon. In today’s world being connected means a person has email, internet, and text messaging on their cell phone. With cheap and readily available technologically, advanced gadgets are no further away than a trip to Wal-Mart. It is not uncommon to see anyone from a ten year old to an octogenarian whipping out a cell phone with more computing power than Apollo 1 had....   [tags: Technology]

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The Necessity of Selfishness

- Previously, parents quickly taught their children the importance of sharing and considering others’ needs before their own. They expected their offspring to submissively sacrifice incongruent desires and wishes. Parents did not tolerate selfishness from anyone at anytime. Then came the millennials, also called the me generation. The typical millennial, concerned only with his or her own happiness, pursues self satisfaction relentlessly. They only reflect upon their fellow man’s needs when it benefits them....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations

- There are different types of foundations in practise from the number of years in order to support the structures of offshore wind turbines, oil and gas industry and marine applications. Each foundation has specific applications depending upon the requirements such as sea bed conditions, different types of water depths, cost of construction, wind turbine size and various types of vessels required for the installation of foundations. The feasibility study of different foundations is carried out in order to provide the novel solution for the foundation of offshore wind farm in the Wash, UK....   [tags: Engineering]

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Criminalization of Corporate Behavior

- Crime takes place in all aspects of society. From criminal, to civil, to corporate, there are many different types of crime. Corporate Crime, also known as white-collar crime, is a crime committed while employed with a corporation. It is a collective and organized effort to deceive investors and to serve the economic interests of a corporation, and/or its management, even if unlawful. Whenever employees of a corporation use the corporate assets or infrastructure to commit a crime intended to boost profits, the corporation can be held liable....   [tags: Crime ]

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The Empire Strikes Back

- France’s revolution of 1789-1799 destroyed the age-old monarchy, eliminated aristocratic privilege, and established the inalienable rights of all citizens. Dedication to the ideals of equality and freedom for all men is enshrined in the national motto, “liberté, égalite, fraternité.” Regardless of France’s longstanding commitment to the principles of liberty, contemporary social attitudes and policies have fallen far from the revolutionary ideal, particularly vis-à-vis France’s burgeoning population of immigrants and their descendants....   [tags: French Revolution, French Society]

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The Shortage of Anesthesiologists

- In the past decade, Canada’s population has grown from 5,301,000 in 1900 to over 34,030,589 in 2011, driven mainly by massive immigration (Central Intelligence Agency, 2011). By 2056 one in four Canadians will be 65 or older, compared to 13 per cent currently, which will put huge strains on the health care system (Macleans, 2008 p.2). The future of Canada’s health care system is at great risk because Canada’s escalating population and aging population is triggering a shortage of physicians, particularly anesthesiologists in some provinces of Canada (Canadian Medicine Journal, 2007)....   [tags: Canada, Health Care, Population]

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Cigarette Companies in Capitalism

- Cigarette Companies in Capitalism Tobacco is one of the largest industries contributing to the economy of US. As reported by The Tobacco Atlas, the revenue of global tobacco industry is about a half trillion US dollars annually. In 2010, the combined profit of Coca-Cola, Microsoft, and McDonaldswas 35.1 billion US dollars, equal to the combined profit of six leading tobacco companies.(Alday)Tobacco industry is now harmful than ever. Although people realize that tobacco is harmful to one's health through tobacco taxes, smoke-free public places, advertisement bans, mass media, and health warnings, many still smoke with the influence of propaganda that cigarette companies have made....   [tags: tobacco industry, economy, advertisement]

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The Epidemic of Smoking

- According to the American Lung Association, smoking is the #1 preventable cause of death in our country. The preventability regarding the prevalent issue is sparking a lot of controversy and debate throughout our nation, instituting law changes and increased awareness. Over 393,000 people die each year from smoking and nearly 50,000 people die from secondhand smoke, which is indicative of how powerful tobacco is, which creates more than 4,000 chemicals when burned (American Lung Association). Smoking has unfortunately become a widespread problem especially among teenagers....   [tags: Disadvantages, Public Health]

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Case Studies in Nursing

- Case Study #1-Mr. Garvey We would tell Mr. Garvey that the normal cells in his lungs have been replaced by more mature cells within the epithelial lining because of damage caused by smoking. This process is called metaplasia (McCance & Huether, 2010). Stratified squamous epithelial cells are considered the thickest so they have formed to protect the bottom layer of his lung tissue. These type of cells are more conducive to constant friction and irritation that is caused by smoking. These mature cells lack the protection that the normal lung cells have which can produce mucus and have cilia that help move the mucus with its harmful substances out of the lungs and to the throat via a cough (Mc...   [tags: Nursing Case Studies]

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Kmart’s Supply Chain Disconnect

- Effective retailing technology allows companies to manage inventory by efficiently storing, shipping, and stocking items that its customers want. Inventory management is the key to a company’s success or failure, and Kmart seems to be the poster child of poor supply chain management. Since as far back as Joseph Antonini’s leadership, Kmart has had logistics issues (Young, 2002). Another recent CEO, Chuck Conaway, went so far as to admit that supply chain management was “the Achilles Heel” of Kmart (Carr & Cone, 2001)....   [tags: retail store, supply chain, kmart]

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Poseidon: God of Sea

- Poseidon:God of the Sea. Poseidon, the great Greek ruler of the sea , horses and the earthquakes. His ancestry comes from the family of the Olympians that roamed the world in 2200 B.C . With the father of Cronus and mother of Rhea and having the famous brother of Zeus. Who fortunately saved him from being ate by his notable father ,Cronus. He was saved when Rhea,” the mother of all gods”, had deceived Cronus into eating a rock instead of eating another one of his offspring (“Rhea”) .Similar to what Cronus he did to Hestia , Pluto , Hera and Demeter....   [tags: Greek Ruler, Sea, Horses, Earthquakes]

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From Here to Eternity

- The human race has continued its development as a species and is thriving. Humans have only been on Earth for less than 0.004% of its existence (BBC) yet we have nearly perfected our knowledge and understanding of the world around us using science and other resources. However, we still face many problems in the field of human geography. Population explosion and urbanization are two critical problems that humans face. We must find ways to combat the effects of population explosion and deal with our expanding urbanization issue....   [tags: Human Race, Species Development, Earth]

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Corporate Business: Horizontal integration

- “ANALYSIS OF CURRENT STRATEGY” Corporate level of strategy: A corporate strategy should enable a company, or one or more of its business units, to perform one or more of the value creation functions at a lower cost or in a way that allows for differentiation and a premium price. .(Hill&jones 2013,p.334). Consequently, as the level of corporate strategy tom tome used integration method which has the most prominent integration was Horizontal integration and horizontal alliance. Furthermore as the level of corporate strategy the related diversification also implemented....   [tags: functional level, market, business level]

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Inside Type 2 Diabetes

- ... this also links to the determinant factors i.e. environment, economic, social status and lifestyle (REFERENCE) Social determinant of health strongly impact on the health outcome of individuals Many health researchers regard social position as the fundamental cause of health (REFERENCE). Social determinant can influence the care and support each individual received in order to manage their diabetes. Living in a deprived area where there is no availability of community based resources, ‘men and women of working age in the most deprived population groups are twice as likely to die prematurely as those who are relatively affluent;’(Inequality in Health and Social care use 2003) therefore you...   [tags: life threatening diseases]

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The Problem of Overpoplution

- Overpopulation is becoming a pressing issue in the world we live in today. According to the report World Population to 2300 done by the United Nations, the human population grew from roughly 2.5 to 6.1 billion from 1950 to 2000. The report projects that the human population will grow to over ten billion by 2050 (DESA, 5). The size of our large, and growing, population is putting stress on our planet's finite resources. The amount of available fresh water is declining and is being made worse with a growing population....   [tags: stress, resources, water, food, fish]

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The Terrae or Somnis

- When Clara finally woke up, she was laying in a fluffy white bed with maroon silk sheets. Very fancy, she thought to herself. My kidnapper must be rich. She peeled back the warm covers, only to be ambushed by a pounding headache. Glancing down at her clothes- which where, to her relief, the same thing she had been wearing when she left- she stood up and walked over to the door. Clara twisted the silver polished door knob, only to find it locked. “great,” she huffed. She walked back over to her bed and plopped down in despair....   [tags: short story]

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Unexplained Movement: Continental Drift

- Unexplained Movement The land we know to be certain continents, today, may not have existed in their current positions long ago. As technology has advanced in oceanography, it has been learned that there are many activities below the surfaced of the land and oceans, which can contribute to changes in, land mass. Those changes include wave erosion, volcanic activity, and lithospheric pressures. Plate tectonics was developed through a theory once named continental drift. In developing plate tectonics, continental drift helped form hypothesis of a shifting landmass and sea floor....   [tags: plate techtonics, geological analysis]

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Oasis Bicycles Global Strategy

- Executive Summary Oasis bicycles is a Taiwan based company that designs and sells a variety of bicycles for both road and mountains. It is spread across four continents and also a good example of a global company. It is considered as one of the largest bicycle manufacturing company with sales around $800 million. Almost 93 percent of which comes from outside Taiwan. Oasis bicycle also faces new challenges everyday due to the change in bicycle industry and major factors affecting the macro-economic scenario....   [tags: Oasis Bicycles Case Study]

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Technology Advances for Business

- I. Introduction In today’s modern world, technology changes day by day. Without the use of appropriate and most modern technologies, businesses are not able to persist or sustain long. In order to develop a human resource department that is efficient, effective, and most up to date, there are certain technologies which have been introduced and are imperative for an organization to possess. The HRIS or Human Resource Information System is one of these technologies in which have been established and is a necessity for a business to have possession of....   [tags: management, data based, human resources]

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Geographical Location of Norway

- Norway is filled with a beautiful landscape and cold waters. It is perfect for vacationing and also living. During winter, thousands of people visit to see the snowy vast lands and experience the climate. It is filled with mountains along with the rest of the Scandinavian region. The largest industry is petroleum production which helps the economy a lot. Fish is an important food and is eaten with almost all meals because, of the access to water. The country’s Independence Day is May 17, very significant to all inhabitants....   [tags: mountains, sea, population]

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Mangroves and the Environment

- ... The purpose of the overall report will then be outlined and conclusions will be drawn, summing up the ultimate optimisations regarding the conservation of the mangroves and reduction in any potentially negative repercussions. Globally, mangroves are and have been predominately effected by human activity and interference. This is apparent in conducted research, showing that mangrove forestation is declining at an accelerated rate of 1 -2% per year (DasGubta & Shaw, 2013). This has many ramifications upon the ecosystem, resulting in the altering of the biological structure and functioning....   [tags: microorganism, biodiversity, aquatic organisms ]

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The Google Self-Driving Automobile

- The Google Self-Driving Automobile In 2010, Google broadcasted that they created an archetype of a car that can drive itself; its purpose, to avert collisions, allow citizens more time, and cut down on harmful pollutants that vehicles produce (Poczter & Jankovic, 2014). The heart of the self-driving automobile is lasers that are mounted on the roof of a modified Toyota Prius that produces a precise three-dimensional atlas of the area surrounding the car. Furthermore, the automobile is outfitted with four radars, and another laser around the vehicle that allows it to precisely create a 3-D map of its surroundings (Poczter & Jankovic, 2014)....   [tags: autonomous vehicle, toyota prius]

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U.s. Health Care System

- For many years, the U.S. health care system has been ranked as one of the highest total health spending countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) annual reports. The OECD’s main goal is to endorse and recommend policies to better the monetary and social well-being of people across the globe (“The Organisation”, 2015). The OECD gives all governments the opportunity to come together and find solutions to various issues that affect the entire world. As well, the OECD collects, analyzes, and presents global health care data on about 1,200 health system measures across thirty industrialized countries....   [tags: Medicine, Universal health care, United States]

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Story of Atlantis

- Story of Atlantis Plato was the first to mention the city of Atlantis around 300 BC. He was a Greek philosopher who had studied under Socrates in Greece. Plato gave detailed stories in the books Timeus and Critias about a land that was on the fringes of what we know as the Mediterranean Sea that occurred around 9,000 years from when it was written. Atlantis was said to be bigger than Libya and Asia combined. Critias was a book based on how Atlantis came to be and stories about Atlantis. Timeus was a book of teachings in which Plato wrote about morality....   [tags: Research Essays Papers]

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Caborn - Geography

- Caborn The topographic map that is the study area is the Caborn quadrangle. This area is located in the southwest area of Indiana and on the south is bordering the Ohio River. The topography of this area is pocketed with gently rolling hills with the largest depression in the land just north of the Ohio River with Goose pond located in the center of it. This study area is located in the Wabash lowland of Indiana and its bedrock consists of mainly of shale and sandstone. There is also a thin layer of bedrock consisting of limestone, clay and coal....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Problems in Maintaining Biodiversity in the Modern World

- Problems in Maintaining Biodiversity in the Modern World Biodiversity is the term used to describe the range of habitats and variety of species of animals and plants within them. (2) The maintenance and increase of biodiversity is important to keep an environment stable. If there is a loss of biodiversity then a population of a species will decrease and can only breed with each other. However, as inbreeding takes place genetic defects are caused leading to populations gradually becoming extinct....   [tags: Papers]

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United States in the Years 1860-1870

- United States in the Years 1860-1870 The United States between the years 1860-1870 was in turmoil, but from a historical point of view, this decade is one of the most exciting times in U.S. history. In 1861 there were still fifteen slave states, seven states open to slavery by the Dred Scott Decision and only eighteen free states in the north (Ferrell Atlas). This was a time of growth and change in the U.S. For example in 1867 the U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for a scant $7,200,000 (Museum)....   [tags: Essays Papers History Essays]

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Mythical Gods

- Mythical Gods Zeus - Gød of the sky, the clouds, and the rain. Normally seen holding a thunderbolt. Represented by an Eagle. Married Hera and had many children from many affairs. Poseidon - Brother of Zeus, and ruler of the sea. Seen with a trident and connected to horses and bulls. Hera - Sister and wife of Zeus. Protector of marriage and ally of married women. Cow and Peacock were important to her. Hades - Ruler of the underworld and of the dead. Also lord of wealth (his Latin name means rich)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dehumanization of Humanity

- Since the Declaration of Independence America has been the land of the free. Every man was born with inalienable rights that could not be separated from their being. When God created the world he made man king of all the animals and plants and America was the first country to realize this. Well, that is unless that man was from African roots. By simply having a different skin color certain men no longer seemed to have that inalienable right to rule over the earth, plants and animals; rather they were seen as animals themselves....   [tags: Slavery]

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Anatomy Course Objectives

- Anatomy: General objectives: After completing the course the student will be able to: Explain each of the constituent parts of anatomical knowledge. Use appropriate terminology to describe different parts of the morphology of the human body. Based on anatomical knowledge, recognize the differences between normal and a vein. Use knowledge to interpret above normal physiology and pathophysiology. General contents: Overview: nomenclature, mapping, tissue, devices and systems. Histology. Overview of developmental anatomy....   [tags: Syllabus]

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Conflict of Learning

- I have come to believe that the greatest achievement in learning is not how much information I have acquired, but learning and understanding the process used to acquire it. It is better to understand how I handle relationships than know how many I have. My personality and learning style directly impacts how I learn and how I interact with people. It goes far beyond and deeper than just a quick reflection of who we are. Our personality and learning style determines how we feel, interact, react, process information, how we think about ourselves and the list goes on....   [tags: Reflection ]

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Marxism vs. Randism

- “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” is one of the most famous quotes found in the Communist Manifesto. When compared to a line in Ayn Rand’s book, Atlas Shrugged, that states, “man- every man – is an end in himself, not the means to the ends of others”, I believe that Marx’s quote better fits how society should be. As a whole, the quote promotes philanthropy and contentment, while Rand’s encourages selfishness. To me, the first part of Marx’s quote means that people should give to society the best they can according to their abilities....   [tags: Ayn Rand, Karl Marx]

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Direct Renin Inhibitors

- Direct Renin Inhibitors In all living organisms, central molecules exist that are vital to the survival of any organism. These central molecules are called proteins. Proteins are biological molecules that consist of numerous amino acids performing endless amount of tasks within a living organism. One of the important types of proteins is an enzyme. Enzymes are considered biological catalyst, as they are involved in the metabolic mechanisms essential to living organisms. All enzymes are considered catalysts due to their metabolic functions....   [tags: blood pressure, enzyme, protein, RAS, kidney]

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Greek Mythology: Poseidon

- Ποσειδών (Poseidon) Poseidon is one of the strongest gods in Greek mythology. Poseidon was the god of water, horses, and earthquakes. He was thought to be the reason for boat wrecks, and drowning’s. Cronus and Rhea are the parents of Poseidon in Greek mythology. Poseidon is one of the 3 sons; the others are Hades and Zeus. And there three sisters were Demeter, Hestia, Hera, and while Cronus was the horrible father who feared his own children so he ate them at birth. He continued to eat the newborns until his wife tricked him by giving him stones instead to save Zeus....   [tags: god of water, mermaid Amphitrite]

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Types of Microorganisms

- Earth is surrounded by organisms which have independent roles to maintain various life processes. Microorganisms can be defined as living things that are invisible to our naked eyes and found abundantly in our environments. On the basis of ribosomal RNA (ribonucleic acid) sequencing, microorganisms are divided into three phylogenetically distinct domains, which has included the Archaea, the Bacteria and the Eukarya (Madigan, Martinko, Stahl, & Clark, 2012) (refer to Figure 1 in Appendix 1). Archaea is the first domain of microorganisms....   [tags: archaea, bacteria, eukarya]

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Morocco the Beautiful

- Mud-brick homes sit happily on the glittering golden hills of Morocco. The sweet and spicy fumes of Moroccan cuisine fills the air while hearty laughter and joyously beating drums rhythmically dance up and down the roads and walkways. Morocco truly is a beautiful and diverse country. The amiable and kind personalities of the 3,147,800 Moroccans are clearly shown through their culture and traditions (“Background Note: Morocco.”). Moroccan literary and art works are very influential to the modern world, and provide substantial insight to the culture itself....   [tags: North-African countries]

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How Technology Effects Education

- How Technology Effects Education The best method for improving educational standards is to utilize every tool available, including state-of-the-art technology. Computers and the Internet have expanded the way in which information can be delivered to the students of today. Today's networking technologies provide a valuable opportunity to practice new learning techniques. Educators are discovering that computers are facilitating learning. Computer based communications, or Telecommunications, can offer many educational opportunities; therefore, educators will need to adapt current teaching methods to incorporate this new media into the classroom....   [tags: science]

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Flags of All Countries

- Flags of All Countries Flags hold a personal fascination for me. On the World Wide Web, “Flags of all Countries” made me sit up and take notice. This site can be found at www.immigration-usa.com/flags/. I have written of certain flags and the memories they invoke in the past. Who would have thought so much information could be packed into a site that at face value is about rectangular pieces of fabric. Even though I did no research of my own into this area, the site seemed factual and well documented....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Investigation of Coral Reefs

- Investigation of Coral Reefs Coral Reef, ridge or elevated part of a relatively shallow area of the seafloor, approaching the sea's surface. It is formed by a rocklike accumulation of calcareous (calcium-containing) exoskeletons of coral animals, calcareous red algae, and molluscs. Built up layer by layer by living corals growing on top of the skeletons of past generations, coral reefs grow upwards at rates of 1 to 100 cm (0.4 to 40 in) per year....   [tags: Papers]

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Morocco

- Morocco is a fascinating country in Africa. My parents both originate from Morocco. I thought it would be interesting to learn where my family is from. Morocco is in northern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and the Western Sahara. Morocco has been the home of the Berbers since the second millennium B.C. In A.D.46, Morocco was annexed by Rome as part of the province of Mauritania until the Vandals overran this portion of the declining empire in the 5th century....   [tags: Political Science]

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Project Mercury

- Project Mercury Project Mercury, the first manned U.S. space project, became an official NASA program on October 7, 1958. The Mercury Program was given two main but broad objectives: 1. to investigate man’s ability to survive and perform in the space environment and 2. to develop basic space technology and hardware for manned space flight programs to come. NASA also had to find astronauts to fly the spacecraft. In 1959 NASA asked the U.S. military for a list of their members who met certain qualifications....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Doctor Dolittle

- My book report is on Doctor Dolittle. The author of this book is Hugh Lofting. Doctor Dolittle talks to the animals and is also kind of like a veterinarian. He knows most of the animal languages. He really calls himself a naturalist which studies plants and animals. He lives in Puddleby, England. He has an assistant named Stubbins. Doctor Dolittle wants to learn the language of the shellfish because they are one of the oldest animals on earth. He thinks that they can tell him secrets of the past....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Emperor Hadrian in Marguerite Yourcenar's Memoirs of Hadrian and E.L. Doctorow's Everyman figure of Coalhouse Walker, Jr. in Ragtime

- Emperor Hadrian in Marguerite Yourcenar's Memoirs of Hadrian and E.L. Doctorow's Everyman figure of Coalhouse Walker, Jr. in Ragtime As Marguerite Yourcenar states in Memoirs of Hadrian, “. . . there is always a day where Atlas ceases to support the weight of the heavens, and his revolt shakes the earth.” (114) When Coalhouse Walker strides knowingly, even willingly, into his death, he is more powerful at that moment than he has been at any other point in his crusade. Because he has no regard for death or for the effect of his decision upon the rest of the world, his chosen fate sends a resounding reaction through all who witness his end....   [tags: Yourcenar memoirs Doctorow Ragtime Essays]

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Exploring Why the Cold War in Europe and Asia got More Serious Between 1960 and 1964

- Exploring Why the Cold War in Europe and Asia got More Serious Between 1960 and 1964 Introduction The term "Cold War" is broadly described as a state of permanent hostility between two powers which never erupts into armed confrontation or "hot war". Current historiography recognises the term "Cold War" as the conflict between the United States of America and Union of Soviet Union from 1945 until 1989. The Cold War is based on political and economic issues between sides. The Cold War was exacerbated by propaganda, covert activity by intelligence agencies and economic sanctions....   [tags: Papers]

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Why I Think Malaysia Will Be The Best Place To Live In The Next

- (First prize winner in the STAR 25th anniversary essay competition (Category C - adults) Should a fairy godmother suddenly appear before me with a crystal ball, a magic wand and a world atlas, and give me the liberty to select the country I’d like to live in 25 years from now, without a second’s hesitation, I would point to that small nondescript, elongated peninsula straddling the equator called Malaysia. The reason is very simple. I firmly feel that 25 years hence, Malaysia would be one of the nicest - if not THE nicest - places to call “home”....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Article Review: Of Mobs and Machines: Remembering the 2000 Florida Recount in 2004

- Article Review: Of Mobs and Machines: Remembering the 2000 Florida Recount in 2004 When I was a pimply, angst-filled 14-year-old, I watched the 2000 election with wide-eyed astonishment. I would have considered myself to be politically minded back then with an interest in the matter far greater than my peers. I understood how things worked—voting, the Electoral College, every bit of it—and I could see it all playing out in front of me as bits of the United States changed color from red to blue on the television....   [tags: Politics Election Government]

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The Small-Scale Study of an Open-Air Market in a Culturally Foreign Setting

- The Small-Scale Study of an Open-Air Market in a Culturally Foreign Setting The task of learning about the broad patterns within a culture can be a daunting one, and attempting to uncover specific details about a foreign cultural setting is often a frustrating and difficult endeavor. The concept of cross-cultural understanding, however, is not one that can be approached with timidity. By nature, cultural study requires a degree of immersion, a willingness to get one's hands dirty and assault the senses with unfamiliar sights, sounds, smells, and tastes....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Lobster: A Poor Man’s Food Evolves into a Wealthy Man’s Food

- Lobster: A Poor Man’s Food Evolves into a Wealthy Man’s Food When do natural products become a delicacy. They become a delicacy when they become harder to find in their natural setting. This is what happened to the lobster and how the demands of the consumers changed. During Colonial times, the status of lobster was much different than today. It was once considered a poor man’s food. Now, it is considered a delicacy and found in many fancy dishes and at most higher priced restaurants. Today, lobster prices are high....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Role of Greek Gods and Goddesses in Ancient Times

- The Role of Greek Gods and Goddesses in Ancient Times With all of the interesting aspects of the Odyssey, I am only going to touch on one of them. The gods and goddesses in the Odyssey of all of the deities mentioned I am only going to focus on a few. The first and most powerful of these is Zeus. Then we have Hermes, the messenger god. Last but not least of these would be Athena, the goddess of warriors. Zeus, Ruler of the gods. "Zeus, father of gods and of men. His power was vast as the sky, mighty as the roll of thunder ....   [tags: Greek Mythology]

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Comparing Plath's View on Motherhood with You're and 'Morning Song

- Comparing Plath's View on Motherhood with You're and 'Morning Song In Plath's poetry she is very depressed about her life but when you look at the poems, 'You're' and 'Morning Song' you get a new view on her life. These poems are about her opinion and feelings on motherhood and are her only positive poems that we have studied so far. Morning song is when Plath writes about her new baby daughter and how she feels towards her and 'you're', is a celebratory poem about approaching motherhood....   [tags: Papers]

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The Power of the Individual Revealed in The Fountainhead

- The Power of the Individual Revealed in The Fountainhead     The Fountainhead provided and continues to provide a powerful inspiration to the individualist movement in America, and throughout the world. More than any other single work, The Fountainhead revived popular enthusiasm for a way of thinking, and a way of life, that in 1943 was regarded by virtually every sector of intellectual opinion as outmoded. Ayn Rand's courageous challenge to accepted ideas was rendered still more courageous by her willingness to state her individualist premises in the clearest terms and to defend the most radical implications that could be drawn from them....   [tags: Fountainhead]

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Comparing Wuthering Heights and A Room of One's Own

- Wuthering Heights and A Room of One's Own                 From the time that Emily Bronte penned Wuthering Heights in 1847 to the time that Virginia Woolf wrote A Room of One's Own in 1929, the 80 plus year period brought tremendous change to literature and for women authors.   In the early Victorian era when women writers were not accepted as legitimate, Emily Bronte found it necessary to pen her novel under the name "Mr. Ellis Bell" according to a newspaper review from 1848 (WH  301).   According to The Longman Anthology of British Literature, "Women had few opportunities for higher education or satisfying employment" (1794) and the "ideal Victorian woman was supposed to be domestic...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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A Brief History of Clocks: From Thales to Ptolemy

- A Brief History of Clocks: From Thales to Ptolemy The clock is one of the most influential discoveries in the history of western science. The division of time into regular, predictable units is fundamental to the operation of society. Even in ancient times, humanity recognized the necessity of an orderly system of chronology. Hesiod, writing in the 8th century BC., used celestial bodies to indicate agricultural cycles: "When the Pleiads, Atlas' daughters, start to rise begin your harvest; plough when they go down" ( Hesiod 71)....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]

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