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Elementary Middle School ( Gems )

- There are far more than two strategic challenges that exist in my educational institution, Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS). The first significant challenge to maintain advantage is a lack of common math curriculum. Idaho state school funds have decreased along with the local tax base while student population has significantly increased. School funds today rely heavily on community levies. Idaho County is extremely poor. Consequently, passing a levy is very difficult and often the public approves minimal dollars....   [tags: Education, High school, Teacher, School]

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Summary : ' Gems Of Wisdom '

- 1. Gems of Wisdom a. 6 gems of wisdom/new knowledge since the Mid-Term that have made the biggest impression on me regarding Sexuality in America from Ellis down to the present time, ranked from most to least important with explanations. i. The fairy tale stories we all grew up on reinforce the image of the perfect woman and a “happy ending”. (The Erotic Silence of the American Wife) 1. This is the gem that made the biggest impact on me. I grew up watching Disney movies. I still love to watch them, but I’m old enough to realize that not everyone gets a fairy tale ending and that it’s just not realistic to expect one....   [tags: Woman, Marriage, Human sexuality, Female]

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Hidden Gems By Katherine Bomer

- When I began to read Hidden Gems by Katherine Bomer, I did not know what to expect. But now, I feel that this book has taken me on a journey into news way of thinking about writing. This book has taught me how to look at the positive aspects in people’s writing, veer away from normal writing standards, and read literature like a writer. All 3 of these ideas can contribute to one finding the jewels inside writing pieces waiting to be polished and admired (Bomer, 2010). Most of us can remember back to high school and through out college where we had to turn in papers that accounted for a lot of points....   [tags: Writing, Writer, Creative writing, Paper]

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Crazy Gems : The World Of Casino Gaming

- Meta: Marking the arrival of a great new online slots developer, Crazy Gems is a title that meshes together old school and new school in a single release. Eye catching and heart racing, will these jewels fall in your favour. Crazy Gems Revew The world of casino gaming has received an influx of new content from a whole slew of developers as of late, as the slot games of the moment have everyone excited. This is good news for all casino slot lovers out there, as everyone is getting to enjoy new games, new themes, and new ideas....   [tags: Left-wing politics, Political spectrum]

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The False Gems By Guy De Maupassant

- The story “The False Gems” is filled with many mixed messages. It leaves its readers puzzled at first and then leads into deeper meaning and different perspectives. So, what is the true meaning of this short story. This is a question that could have many answers but some seem to stand out. This short story was written by Guy de Maupassant in the 1900’s and makes people reconsider their very morals. Lots of messages could be taken from this story. One message that seems evident in the story is “Money Can’t Buy Happiness”....   [tags: Short story, Guy de Maupassant, Happiness]

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Natures Gems

- Natures Gems Desperately gripping the bend with screeching tires I accelerated down the slope toward a secluded lake, my lake. Edging the car over to the side, I wandered down to the water dampening my hand, revelling in the cool fluidity of it, feeling the burden of my conscience being lightened. I sat by its side, tossing stones into it’s willowy depths, watching the ripples slowly radiate from the epicentre. Stripping to the waste I waded out into the lake, the water was cold and refreshing it’s ice tendrils turning my skin a healthy red....   [tags: essays papers]

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One of Dayton’s “Gems”

- It was once quoted "I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game”. Walt Whitman is the author of this quote and its date can be traced to back to sometime during the fight for the abolition of slavery. The American Civil War was fought from 1861–1865, during a time where the future of America could not be foretold. When they were not on the battlefield, soldiers often took part of a recreational sport on a different kind of field. People of all backgrounds participated and enjoyed the game....   [tags: Local History]

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The DeBeers Diamond Cartel

- ... Oppenheimer, the then owner of Anglo-American Corporation, essentially bought his way onto the board of directors and by 1927 he was the chairman of the board. Under Oppenheimer’s leadership, De Beers and its Central Selling Organisation (CSO) made it impossible to deal with diamonds outside De Beers for much of the 20th century. Whenever De Beers’ monopoly was threatened by new discovery of diamond deposits, as was the case with the Soviet Union in the 1950s, De Beers would buy almost everything being produced and thus maintain their system of funnelling the world’s diamonds into a “single channel” and in this way their monopoly and the cartel’s control was maintained....   [tags: precious gems and stones market]

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Should The Global Product Philosophy Be Changed?

- Should the global product philosophy be changed or altered to suit the China market: GEMS was facing numerous challenges and reached its turning point due to technological innovations and advances in genomics. The healthcare information technology was becoming personalized medicine and diagnostics. This potentially could cause GEMS to move its focus from engineering to one predominantly aimed at biochemistry in order to remain competitive in the market. In addition, changes in demographic and morbidity trends had been pressuring the health care system....   [tags: Variable cost, Cost, Costs, Fixed cost]

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How Video Games Become Popular These Days, And One Of The Kids And Adults

- Video games become popular these days, and one of the kids and adults ' interest. People like to play video games on computers or mobile phones, and they like different kinds of games such as violent and adventure games; also, they like to play them because they may learn some skills like patience. Moreover, kids can learn a lot of vocabulary from the game such as word. game. However, some game teaches us how we concentrate on the game like Rail Rush, which is an adventure game that you must travel to the depths of the mines to collect as many gold nuggets you can hold while avoiding barriers....   [tags: Play, Learning, Adventure game, World]

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The Adventure Time By Steven Universe

- Steven Universe Steven Universe is a part of a generation of the most compelling cartoon series produced, reeling in dedicated viewers across a wide demographic board. For plenty good reasons, most powerfully is its subtly social-progressiveness that’s channeled waves of positivity and impacted so many by breaking norms. Notable for being the first of Cartoon Network Studios’ catalogue of series to have been created by a woman, Rebecca Sugar has also worked on the popular ‘Adventure Time’ as a storyboard artist....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Mainstream]

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The Core Teachings of Impermanence and How We Respond to Change

- The Core Teachings of Impermanence and How We Respond to Change "Impermanent, subject to change, are component things. Strive on with heedfulness!" This was the final admonition of the Buddha Gotama to his disciples. (Piyadassi Thera) Siddhatta Gotama who is also known as “Buddha,” was the founder of Buddhism. “Buddha” is a general term for a person who has attained enlightenment. At the age of 35, Siddhatta Gotama had gained his enlightenment through meditation under a Bodhi tree. Through the years after being enlightened, Buddha had spent the rest of his life teaching....   [tags: Religion]

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Organisms Used In The Study of Aging

- Caenorhabditis elegans are free-living nematodes that live in soils rich in organic matter where they feed on bacteria and other microorganisms (Edgley, 2000). C. elegans are good model organisms for the study of aging because they have the advantage of being complex animals, with nervous, reproductive, and digestive systems, and yet so small that they can be treated like microorganisms. C. elegans live only two to three weeks, allowing for lifespan to be measured easily and for experiments to be carried out in a short period of time (Gems, 2009).Gerontogenes, many that increase lifespan, have been discovered among different taxa, such as C....   [tags: Biology]

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An Agent Was Defined By L. Alverstone

- An agent was defined by L. Alverstone in The Queen v Kane as ‘any person who happens to act on behalf of another’. In the situation between Chris and Ken the agency was created by an express oral agreement between the principal and an agent. K was authorised to act on C’s behalf to find out the best price obtainable for a bag of gemstones. C limited K’s authority with no authorisation given for the actual sale of chattels. If an agent acts outside his actual authority, he may be liable to his principle for the breach of contract and to the third party for a breach of implied warranty of authority....   [tags: Contract, Contract law, Sales, Contractual term]

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The Ring Rings : A Unique, Stylish Look All Your Own

- Stackable rings are a great way to create a unique, stylish look all your own. Recently, we talked about stackable rings under 100 bucks, but today, we 're going to cover beautiful stackable rings that have gemstones in them. Stackable rings have an advantage over other kinds of rings because you can mix and match the metals and styles. 1. Hammered Band with Diamond This slim rose-gold stackable ring has beautiful diamonds on 4 sides. The diamonds are a total weight of 0.025 carats. They 're untreated, natural white diamonds....   [tags: Gemstone, Diamond, Jewellery, Gemstones]

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What Makes A Colored Gem From A Diamond?

- When shopping for jewelry, you have probably experienced the feeling of euphoria caused by seeking that special gem—the one specifically made for you. Nevertheless, shopping for jewelry is comparable to walking into a fancy restaurant unable to decide between lobster and steak. Usually, you enter the store with several ideas while trying to leave without having buyer 's remorse. However, with an infinite array of gemstones available from diamonds to jadeite, how can one recognize whether to pick a colored gem from a diamond....   [tags: Gemstone, Diamond, Facet, Garnet]

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Exploring The Natural History Museum

- The Natural History Museum is extraordinary place to explore and learn. It’s fun and breathtaking. The museum served as an agricultural fairground from 1872 until 1910. The original structure of the building from the 1913 and today’s structure are combined with a blend of many styles. Like a Spanish Renaissance ornamentation in the terracotta trimmings. There is a Romanesque style in the arched windows and the brick walls. The Beaux-Arts tradition is a T-shape floor plan. The building measures 75 feet in diameter with three wings....   [tags: Museum]

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GIS Reports

- GIS Reports GEMS GIS reports give users a geographical representation of their data. Users are able to interact with the data, drilling down for more detail and up to see regional trends. They have three visual displays including map view, satellite view, and a hybrid of the two. These reports can be saved to the web to share with others and are a great way to bring data “to life”. Ad Hoc Reporting GEMS’ flexible reporting engine enables users to create their own ad-hoc reports. Unique to GEMS, users can navigate to any screen, find the data they desire, and use GEMS’ ad hoc reporting feature to export the data into any format they desire....   [tags: Information Technology]

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The Evolution of Money

- Among every community one popular topic that we all discuss is money. Money is used every day for the buying or selling of goods, services, or repayment of debts. Money controls almost all of the things that we do or want to do. It is an influential object that installs buying capability, or the shortage of. It can alter certain choices that may be made in life. Both the creation of money, and how the value of the money is determined effects everyone. The evolution of money has gone through five stages....   [tags: goods and services, wealth, power]

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Trafficking Women And Children For Both Sexual Exploitation And Labor

- Trafficking women and children for both sexual exploitation and labor is the fastest growing sex trade all around the world. The global sex trade is a multi-billion dollar business industry in which women’s bodies become the targets in order for the trade to run successfully. Although sex trafficking is a human rights violation, criminals are still selling women and girls as victims worldwide. The crime occurs when a trafficker uses acts of force, fraud, or other means of coercion to take control over another individual....   [tags: Human trafficking, Slavery, Prostitution]

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Not For Sale: The Sexual Exploitation of America’s Children

- Prostitution is said to be the world’s oldest profession. Often prostitutes are thought to be seductively dressed women standing on the street corner calling out offerings of a good time in exchange for payment. That is an accurate depiction however, it is just part of the massive sex industry’s variety of marketing tools used in prostitution. The women and young girls standing on the corner are but a small fraction of a much larger picture and harsher reality. Trafficking of is the new innovative business model used in the profession called prostitution....   [tags: prostitution, trafficking, resources]

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Don 't Worry About The World Ending

- Australian Gems Don’t worry about the world ending; it’s already tomorrow in Australia- Destiny Hoskins Since the beginnings of cinema in Australia from around 1896, Australian films have charted a range of views of the Australian identity, most specifically Australian Rules directed by Paul Goldman and Sapphires directed by Wayne Blair. Movies like these two gems deserve to be recognised and put into “The Hall of Fame” along with all the other masterpieces produced. Why are these movies worthy of the limelight you ask....   [tags: Indigenous Australians, Culture, Film, Australia]

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The Gem Descended From The Huge Treehouse

- The gem descended from the huge treehouse. The new gem hugged Amethyst while Amethyst introduced everyone, “Cinna these are my friends Steven and Tsavy. Guys this is my gemfriend, Cinnabar.” “Oh please call me Cinna.” Cinnabar’s Amino Page: http://aminoapps.com/page/steven-universe/7396592/cinnabar Cinna noticed Steven was a human and knew he had to get out of the cold, “Steven let’s get you inside.” Cinna flew Steven up to her treehouse and then flew the other two gems in after she was sure Steven was okay....   [tags: Gemstone, Diamond, Rooms, RubyGems]

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Tracing Diamonds Through the 20th Century

- In the 1940s, DeBeers consolidated mines hired N.W. Ayer advertising to market their diamonds in America. During the depression, DeBeers had made the transition of from marketing the diamond as a good to marketing it as an emotion. Diamonds were marketed as an essential part of relationships, courtship, and proposals through their placement in Hollywood film scenes and carefully phrased advertisements (Ghilani, 232). Diamonds, which had been given value solely by DeBeers’ control of their supply, became the ultimate symbol of love and commitment – because, after all, love doesn’t experience recessions like commodities do....   [tags: debeers, marketing, courtships, proposals]

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The Truth About Blood Diamonds

- It’s hard to imagine that a mineral could be fueling wars and funding corrupt governments. This mineral can be smuggled undetected across countries in a coat pocket, then be sold for vast amounts of money. This mineral is used in power tools, parts of x-ray machines, and microchips but mostly jewelry. Once considered the ultimate symbol of love, the diamond has a darker story. "Blood" diamonds or "conflict" diamonds are those mined, polished, or traded in areas of the world where the rule of law does not exist....   [tags: Conflict Diamonds]

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Carnal Desires in Literarute

- Laurence Sterne once said, “The thirst for riches, like the desire of knowledge, increases ever with the acquisition of it.” This quote applies to the writings of Guy de Maupassant. Even though some critics say his stories were written to entertain his audience, Guy de Maupassant's writings show people have an under-lying carnal desire. In “The Necklace,” he shows that Madame Loisel's carnal desire was to be in the upper class. In another one of his popular short stories, “The False Gems,” he shows that Mr....   [tags: Guy de Maupassant, Literary Analysis]

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The Happiness and Misery of Monsieur Lantin in The Jewels

- The Happiness and Misery of Monsieur Lantin At the beginning of “The Jewels”, Lantin meets the woman of his dreams (and of every other man’s) and immediately falls in love with and marries her. Their lives go on in perfect harmony and happiness, and every day Lantin falls more deeply in love with his adorable wife. Lantin has only two complaints about the character of his wife: her love of the theater and her love of fake jewelry. Eventually Lantin stops going to the theater, and his wife goes alone....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Diamonds of Africa

- Free diamonds, acquire at your own risk. Countries around the world are possessed with the most valued stones on the planet. A conflict diamond is when a rough diamond is mined in an area controlled by insurgent forces whose sale is used to finance anti- government military action.This multibillion dollar industry mines and sells these jewels to customers that can afford them. Sierra Leone, Angola, and the Democratic Republic of Congo are countries that are the main producers for the diamond industry and are the prime locations of “conflict” or “blood” diamonds....   [tags: mining, conflict, economy]

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Firm Level Export Performance

- Firm Level Export Performance (Appendix not Included) INDIA’S EXPORTS India’s merchandise exports increased from US $ 63.8 billion in 2003-04 to US $ 162.9 billion in 2007-08 recording average annual growth rate of 26.4% during the last four years. |Year |Exports |%Growth |Imports |%Growth | |2003-2004 |63.8 |-- |78.1 |-- | |2004-2005 |83.5 |30.8 |111.5 |42.7 | |2005-2006 |103.1 |23.4 |149.2 |33.8 | |2006-2007...   [tags: Business Analysis]

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Redemption For Past Crimes : The Story Of The Buddha And Angulimala, And Texts

- Through analysis of the Aśokāvadāna, a statue titled The Story of the Buddha and Angulimala, and texts that tell the story of Angulimala, I will argue that the stories of both Angulimala and Asoka show that redemption for past crimes is possible through meritorious action, and the best way to redeem oneself is by taking refuge in the Buddha and following the eight-fold path. To effectively argue this, it is necessary to first discuss the concepts of karma and refuge. In Buddhist cosmology, karma is “the mechanism that moves people around from one realm of rebirth to another” (Prebish 18)....   [tags: Gautama Buddha, Buddhism, Karma, Reincarnation]

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From the Mines to the Wedding Finger: The Journey of a Blood Diamond

- Deep within African mines, elusive diamonds lay enveloped in the Earth’s crust. Possessing much influence, beauty, and tension, nature’s hardest known substance causes parallel occurrences of unity and destruction on opposite sides of the globe. Diamonds, derived from the Greek word "adamas", meaning invincible, are formed deep within the mantle, and are composed entirely from carbon. Moreover, only under tremendous amounts of heat and pressure can diamonds form into their preliminary crystal state....   [tags: Diamond Mining, Mining Impact]

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Voltaire, Marx, And Dostoevsky All Use Writing As A Means Of Social Critique

- Catherine Llewellyn December 19, 2014 Western Civilization II HU2211, C: Moore Week 8 - Assignment: Final Paper Voltaire, Marx, and Dostoevsky all use writing as a means of social critique. What are they critiquing, and how do their methods differ. What kind of reaction do they want from their readers, and how (what kind of language do they use, what kind of appeals do they make) do they attempt to elicit this reaction. Voltaire, Marx, and Dostoevsky all use writing as a means of social critique....   [tags: Sociology, Karl Marx, Communism, Capitalism]

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Buddhism and meditation in the Novel Being Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh

- The novel Being Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh shows how the world can be made a better place though the application of Buddhism and meditation in our daily lives. Thich Nhat Hanh describes practices and suggestions that the common person can apply in their daily lives immediately in order to create peace in their life and in the world. Thich Nhat Hanh begins by stating that we are often aware of suffering, however that is not enough. We need to be aware and peace and happiness in order to create peace....   [tags: society, change, community]

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Hills Like White Elephants, And Kate Chopin 's The Storm

- Every writer has different views and perspective which grasps an audience’s attention. Often times these views come from their own experiences and judgments. More specifically, a writer depicting the opposite sex usually has to make an educated interpretation of the differences in views, personalities, traits, and feelings. These judgments differ from artist to artist allowing for literature and feminist criticism to be intriguing. Both, Ernest Hemmingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” and Kate Chopin’s “The Storm” illustrate the different perspective of the author’s characters from a male and female point of view....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Man, Female]

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Evaluating The Data And Information Gathered For This Policy Analysis

- Methodology The data and information gathered for this policy analysis was collected from two main sources, Montana’s Office of Public Instruction’s website, and Helena school district staff interviews. The data reviewed came from OPI’s GEMS data center. Perception interviews were conducted via e-mail, and were filled out by a Helena school districts, high school administrator, data collector, and curriculum instructor. I also choose to review Helena’s ACT test results, and found a comprehensive analysis of the scores in an article posted in the Helena Independent Record (local newspaper)....   [tags: High school, Graduation, College]

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Making the St. Louis Connection: The Rape of Europa

- Often art is lost or destroyed through out the many dangers of time. Art is sometimes used to convey thoughts or ideas of a time or people. If works are lost or destroyed we may lose important information from this time or the people who created the art. This matter is shown best in the movie titled The Rape of Europa. The movie begins by giving us a brief history of a painting. The painting they refer to is the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. It was still in its creative process at the time being painted by the artist Gustav Klimt....   [tags: Movie Analysis, Famous Art]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' War Room '

- In Hollywood there is also a lack of representation with executives because the most of the power resides in people that are ethnically white. Brent Lang and Dave McNary believe that black films are usually not picked up by studios because very few people in powerful positions are black. Therefore, most studios don’t understand what would appeal to black audiences. This causes analysts to undervalue the potential profit of black films, turning executives away from being interested in pursuing black film projects....   [tags: Film, African American, Racism, White American]

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Human Trafficking : A Modern Form Of Slavery

- Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery, in which individuals are being exploited for profit. When most of us hear human trafficking, we instantly conclude that a person is being held against their will to perform sexual acts and someone is profiting. In reality, there is also labor trafficking, where an individual is forced and threatened by employers to work against their will. There is an immense amount of victims of human trafficking not only in the United States, but also globally. Bringing awareness to communities is vital to help individuals who are victims of human trafficking to seek help, but also allow those to help rescue victims....   [tags: Victim, The Victim, Human trafficking]

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The Price of Diamonds Is Too High

- ... Ayer to change the public’s perception on diamonds.(Epstein: 1982) The campaign used many tactics which included the slogan “A diamond is forever”, creating romantic stories which had strong associations with diamonds and symbols of everlasting love and a highly-publicised tour of Queen Elizabeth visiting the South African diamond mines (in which she was gifted an Oppenheimer’s diamond). (Epstein: 1982) During the 1960s (after achieving success from the Americans) De Beers moved its advertising tactics to an international level with J....   [tags: the DeBeers' Cartel]

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The Price of Diamonds Is too High

- ... In response to the large decrease in the demand for diamonds (and therefore price) the Oppenheimer family (involved in the running of De Beers) came up with and began a marketing campaign. The campaign was based around the idea that “a diamond is forever”, which later became the company’s motto [Eric Goldschein; 2011]. In order for the campaign to become a success De Beers needed to be able to control both supply as well as demand [Edward Jay Epstein, 1982]. They had already monopolized and therefore had good control of the supply of diamonds, and in order to control the demand the N.W....   [tags: diamond cartel and its history]

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Is India Really and Emerging Super Power?

- ... Quite on the contrary though, India has an extremely strong film culture, bigger than the United States film industry in fact. The genre of “Bollywood” (Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai) has become extremely popular both within the country and internationally. Bollywood is commonly inspired by a combination of ancient Indian epics, folk tales and Hollywood. From this simple example, we can see the unique mix of westernised ideals and the culture rich traditions of India. With the revenue generated and the unique media influence, we can again see how India is most certainly bound on its way to being a super power and how it is being pushed there by the people....   [tags: international relations, society and economy]

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Stoicism in The Dreamer of the Rood

- ... Christ is not initially depicted as a lord himself, but is submitting himself to the Father. The poem seems to suggest that it is only after Christ’s heroic battle and death that he is rewarded by his lord, the Father, and is made lordly himself. Christ, for his faithful service to his lord father, is rewarded with a seat at his father’s right hand after his death. The Cross is rewarded by his lord, Christ. The Cross, for bearing the weight of his lord and letting him be killed despite being able to resist, is rewarded by being “adorned with gold and silver” (77)....   [tags: suffer, cross, christ, role, warrior]

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Cultural heritage in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

- The pearl of the Indian Ocean Sri Lanka, reflects a long history of its nations. From the archeological evidence of the prehistoric settlements and prehistoric human Balangoda man (Deraniyagala, 1998) to modern food of kottu like pizza to American; make the broad diversity of culture in Sir Lanka. By analyzing cultural heritage definition in Sinhala language, the definition given in the legislations in 1940, and its relationship with Athens charter and 1954 UNESCO convention, I will demonstrate the cultural heritage vision imbedded in the society through legal definition....   [tags: Sri Lanka, Ordinance]

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the medieval The Chivalrous Epic Beowulf

- INTRODUCTION This proposition manages the Anglo-Saxon custom practice as portrayed in the medieval chivalrous epic Beowulf. The practices are examined in association with the Anglo-Saxon culture,religion and conventions. The ceremonies of a social order are impacted by the religion since religious convictions of the Anglo-Saxons were quite conflicting, the customs differed consistent with time and put, and frequently there were different ceremonies honed at one spot in one time. It investigates how the pagan practices are supported by archaeological or scholarly confirmation and how they were impacted by the Christian author....   [tags: burial rituals, inhumation]

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Similarities Between India And Greek Art

- During these captivating times in the years of 300-1900 B.C.E, where the most exquisite masterpieces were born between the revolution of the Greeks and India. The use of colors, beading, gems and stone had birth a new beginning that will last a lifetime to come. Of course, not all of India and Greek art forms exist in its original state some has been remade to preserve its natural existence. Take a dive with me as we capture and explore the relation between man and God, compare similarities and differences between India and Greek art sculpture and look at a modern art that can capture both arts in one....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Human body, Performance art]

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India 's Competitive Advantage And Development

- Introduction: In today’s competitive advantage firms which excel have to go achieve cost reduction, quality and delivery improvement, cycle time reduction, improved customer service and competitions from the market. As the organizations are looking for new ways to achieve competitive advantage and development global strategies and approaches become an attractive option. Many of the world top companies are going for the global sourcing strategies in order to reduce cost and in order to improve the performance of their global supply chains....   [tags: International trade, Foreign exchange market]

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The Great Mosque of Istanbul

- Hagia Sophia and the great mosques of Istanbul As a city that has played host to not one but two great empires, Istanbul has inherited a number of historical gems. The most apparent of these gems are the sultanic mosques spread across the city. While numerous in number, each mosque tells a different story through its art and architectural elements. They all share, however, triumphs in construction and architectural planning. Through their minarets, pointed arches, and abundance of luxurious building materials, these mosques exemplify the power of the empires they were born out of....   [tags: Religion, Islam, Mosque]

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Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter

- Symbolism can be defined as a figure, character, or object that is used to represent complex or abstract ideas. By expressing an idea in the form of an image, the reader can visualize the concept more concretely. The old expression, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” applies to symbolism as the author creates a visual representation of ideas. The use of symbolism in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter helps to illuminate the overall meaning of the work. At the beginning of the book, the reader is introduced to a dark and gloomy town that had first built a prison and a cemetery....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]

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A Report On Business Strategy

- 3. Business strategy Tactics As I am beginner in this industry as a matter of first importance i will search for suitable spot for my diamonds shop from where I can attract customers as they are passing in front of my shop. I will give 5% discount to my first 50 customers and if they bring 10 more customers with them then I will give them 10% discount. Strategic impact We will advance our shop at different craftsmanship shows and celebrations through out the nation. Through this publicizing we can reach to our target clients and additionally general deals by this occasion....   [tags: Strategic management, Management, Marketing]

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Jewelery-Making Techniques and Career

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Contrasting The Religions of Christianity and Hinduism

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The Perfect Christmas Gift: A Watch

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Use of Symbols and Symbolism in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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- The Popularity, Rarity and Symbolism of the Ruby Gem The ruby has been admired by man throughout he ages. It has been coveted for it's captivating color and rarity. It is made of surprisingly simple elements, and can be found mostly in southern Asia. It has been a symbol of love since ancient times, and is still highly prized and very expensive today. The ruby is a made of corundum, which is a mineral form of aluminum oxide. It comes in all shades of red, including pink. Sapphires are also made of corundum, and include nearly all colors of the spectrum, (most famously blue), except of course for red....   [tags: Papers]

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The Concept of "Advanced Civilization" Led to the European Conquests on the 16th and 17th Centuries

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The Importance Of Friendship : A Relationship That All The Individuals Can Create By Themselves

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The American Dream Ideal in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Analysis Of Loung Ung 's ' First They Killed My Father '

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