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The gains and losses of Gallipoli

- Assess the gains and losses of Gallipoli Gallipoli gave Australia its' identity as nation and built what our nation is today. Gallipoli was one major fundamental factor in our culture. When you look back into the history of Australia at war you’ll hear Anzacs and diggers a lot. These names all came from one war and in fact one battle. Anzac stands for the Australian New Zealand army corps. The term diggers comes from soldiers continually digging trenches, holes and bunkers to sleep in and take cover during an artillery duel....   [tags: Australia History, Culture]

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Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst

- From a young age most people have gone through many relationships with other people who were not their family. Thus, we often acknowledge these relationships as friendships. But the word friend is too broad, so people categorize their friends to several types. In her book “Necessary Losses: The Lovers, Illusions, Dependencies and Impossible Expectations That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Grow”, Judith Viorst divided friendships to six types. Those are convenience friends, special Interest friends, historical friends, crossroad friends, cross-generation friends and close friends....   [tags: Relationships]

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Gains and Losses of Modernity

- Weighing the gains and losses of modernity proves to be a debate where no wrong or right answer can be intimated. Numerous aspects of the ancient ideal have weeded themselves into the modern era, especially when individuals question political participation or lack thereof. The modern perspective however, has developed into a more efficient way of promoting democracy and commerce. Our mock debate proved to highlight the complexities in identifying which ideal works best, however the moderns appeared to hold the superior argument....   [tags: Modern Perspective, Democracy, Commerce]

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The Lost Battalion and Acceptable Losses in War

- BANG, BOOM, BLAM,TAT-A-TAT, TAT. My ears are assaulted with noise, my eyes witness squirting blood a soldier is shot. I observe soldiers blown away by bombs. I see blood that saturates an infantry man. I view maimed men and observe limbs with fragmented bone. I witness militia dead on the ground. I listen to screams, grunts and gurgling blood in a man's windpipe. WHOOSH, flame throwers make a path with flames blazing burning men instantaneously. My eyes reveal the emotion that rips through my heart, tears drip down my cheek....   [tags: Battlefield, Death, Soldiers]

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Lamenting Life's Losses

- Lamenting Life's Losses A teen's first years entering adulthood shape how he or she will view life, death, and all of the complexities tangled within these two topics. Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' exemplifies this statement and also shows the drastic changes that can occur in a person's mindset when faced with tragedy. As the monumental events currently transgressing Hamlet's moral conscious drive him to murder Polonius, a distinctive, permanent change unfolds in Hamlet's temperament in regards to his motive for seeking vengeance, fear of eternal damnation if he murders his uncle, and the way he treats those around him....   [tags: Shakespeare's Hamlet]

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Caluclating Major and Minor Head Losses

- INTRODUCTION The project was about calculating the major and minor head losses. In the first experiment, it investigate the minor head loss through pipes of different diameter and roughness, also through elbows. The experiment was about obtaining two different pressures at point 1 and 2 so we can obtain the difference in pressure so we can calculate the friction that is also present in Darcie's equation of head loss. However, in the second experiment, the purpose was to calculate the major losses from both laminar and turbulent flow....   [tags: pipes, valves, friction]

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Financial Instruments Measure Gains and Losses

- According to IAS 32 Financial Instrument is a contract that gives rise to a financial asset of one entity and a financial liability or equity instrument of another entity. The global financial crisis has brought significant focus on the accounting model for financial instruments, both in the United States and around the world. The significant rise in the volumes of asset securitizations and derivative financial instrument transactions has served to bring attention to particular features of accounting standards....   [tags: hedge, accounting, ias]

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Cratique on Losses

- Cratique on Losses The Poem “Losses” written by: Randall Jarrell, who was a poet, literary critic, and teacher, from New Orleans, served in the United States Air Force during World War Two. This helped Randall Receive most of his ideas and material for poems like this one. “It was not dying: everybody died. It was not dying: we had hied before In the routine crashes-and our fields Called up the papers, wrote home to our folks, And the rates rose, all because of us.” When people died in war it didn’t impact the majority of the people in the United States, they would just contact the papers or whoever sent the letters to there family and went on fighting the war....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Gains and Losses of the Battle of the Somme

- The Gains and Losses of the Battle of the Somme Here, on behalf of the British Government, December 4th, 1916, I am obliged to investigate the gains and losses of the Battle of the Somme. The government has asked me to investigate and find out about this battle to know their faults and report back to them. In this case, they won't loose any battles in the future. The attack was launched upon a 30 kilometre front from north of the Somme river between Arras and Albert and was between July 1st and November 18th, when it was called off....   [tags: Papers]

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The Gains and Losses of Educating Rita

- The Gains and Losses of Educating Rita The purpose of my essay is to explain, in considerable detail, the gains and loses of Educating Rita for it being a two-handed play. The play, ‘Educating Rita’, written by Willy Russell is very entertaining, although there are only two characters, hence the reason it is a two-handed play. The grounds on which I found it entertaining is based upon the basic plot outline which consists of Rita, a working-class Liverpool girl, with a hunger for education and Frank, her lecturer, attempts to do just that, but, their relationship changes, they become close....   [tags: Educating Rita Willy Russell Plays Essays]

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Gains and Losses in Educating Rita

- Gains and Losses in Educating Rita The question of what Rita gains in Educating Rita is quite easy to answer. What she loses is less obvious. Her intention is to gain a college education and she largely succeeds in this. On the way you could say she loses her job and her husband, but it is worth asking whether these are really losses to the person Rita, or rather Susan, becomes. The play follows just over a year in Rita's life and shows her gradual progress in an English Literature course....   [tags: Educating Rita Essays]

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks

- “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales” Losses, Excesses, Transports, and The World of the Simple are all four topics in the book “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales,” by Oliver Sacks. You might not understand what those mean or discuss until you realize who Oliver Sacks is. Oliver Sacks is a Neurologist who has had the chance to take upon these twenty-four case studies and share them in a book. The book is more focused on neurological functions, different forms of the mind, and hallucinations/visions....   [tags: losses, excesses, transports]

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Socio-Economic Impact of the Nagorno- Karabakh Conflict

- V. SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE NAGORNO-KARABAKH CONFLICT Azerbaijan – incurred damages and unseized opportunities After the restoration of its independence in 1991, the Republic of Azerbaijan experienced a drastic decline in its economic output. The GDP decreased annually 13-20% and in 1994, according to the related data from the International Monetary Fund, GDP with the official exchange rate reached 2.258 billion USD that indicated the fact that the national economy was significantly weakened....   [tags: war, losses, recovery]

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Treaty of Versailles and Its Impact on Germany

- World War One was a war of bloodshed and suffering that left Europe devastated after the war (History Learning Site, 2000). Woodrow Wilson, stated that The Great War was the war to end all wars (Sturgeon A., 2009). At the end of World War One, Woodrow Wilson came up with the Fourteen Points which was a peace plan to prevent all future wars (Sturgeon A., 2009). Unfortunately, not all of its recommendations were part of the final agreement known as the Treaty of Versailles (Bolotta A., Hawkes C., Jarman F., Keistad M., Watt J., 2000)....   [tags: points, reparations, losses, treaty]

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Logistics in Supplying War by Martin van Creveld

- While growing up I have always been an avid fan of the film and television industry. What makes this industry so great is their ability to take a plot whether it is fact or fiction and compress it into either a two-hour movie or a 45-minute television episode. But the problem with a two-hour movie or a 45-minute episode is that a lot of details are left out. This leaves the director and the producer with the job of deciding which details are more important and will capture the audience’s attention for the long run....   [tags: military, food, losses]

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We Must Increase the Minimum Wage

- My essay is about the minimum wage in America and how people every day suffer to get day by day with the minimum wage they get paid. Even if they have two minimum wage jobs they still can’t support their family. I also talk about why they should raise the minimum wage to at least ten dollars and I will compare the minimum wage between Michigan and other states. The history of minimum wage for 1938 to the 2013 and how it have changed dramatically throughout the years. Many people with minimum wage jobs are usually on food stamps which helps them with some of the stress of getting paid minimum wage....   [tags: USA, Employment Losses]

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One Art by Elizabeth Bishop

- Elizabeth Bishop’s “One Art” is a retrospective contemplation on how it should be easy to deal with losses. The poem is structured as a villanelle and, as such, has a refrain. The refrain does not change structurally but, it’s meaning changes as the poem progresses. Bishop achieved this mainly through the evolution of imagery in the villanelle which moves from superficial objects to references of places and people that are deeply personal to the speaker. The speaker’s break in her confident façade in the final stanza also contributes to the change in the refrain’s meaning as it reveals how the speaker is not so unaffected by losses....   [tags: refrain, poem,losses]

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Financial Losses Due to Fraud

- In 2013, over $21 billion was lost to fraud nationwide, it is considered the fastest growing crime and is perpetrated in nearly every country in the world. Fraud can come in many different forms, from identity theft to the thousands of different scamming tactics used. In its essence, fraud simply refers to deceiving or cheating someone in order to make money or get personal gain. Last year 11,571,900 people became victims of fraud. Fraud is by far the most devastating and expensive crime in the world, and it continues to surge on in full force....   [tags: fastest growing crime]

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Wildlife Services Predator Control

- The sole purpose of Wildlife Services predator control is to prevent commercial livestock losses from predation by wolves, coyotes, mountain lions, and other wild carnivores (NRDC, 2011). They work with state and local governments and use a combination of lethal control methods like trapping, poisoning, and gunning. There are many different types of trapping, poisoning, and gunning. There are four main apparatuses used for trapping. Leghold traps are designed to catch the animal by the toes, foot, or leg, with a tightly gripping metal trap....   [tags: Commercial Livestock Losses, Predation]

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The Foreclosure Outbreak

- Introduction Foreclosure has become an outbreak affecting an entire nation. Realtytrac just reported in the month of April 2011 that one in every 593 housing units received a foreclosure filing. (N1) That statistic is for just one month. Some states such as Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan and Nevada continue to be plagued with an influx of homes falling victim to foreclosure or some other form of default. Each home that is a casualty to a foreclosure, short sale or even bankruptcy is secured as collateral for the lender holding the promissory note....   [tags: Financial Losses, Properties]

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Biodiversity Offsetting Schemes

- Introduction: Modern society faces the challenge of developing its infrastructure and economy whilst improving the quality of the environment and biodiversity. The United Kingdom government’s Departments for Agricultural and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has suggested that these contending aspirations can potentially both be accomplished through a planning strategy known as Biodiversity Offsetting. Biodiversity offsetting is a planning strategy that aims to compensate for losses of biodiversity in a given area by protecting an area elsewhere and generating gains that are ecologically equivalent to the loss in the area being developed (Maron et al....   [tags: losses of biodiversity, environmental damage]

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Taking a Look at Modern Financial Crises

- Today, the financial crisis that we are experiencing has already become a major cliché. A number of stories about job losses, bank bailouts, as well as company closures that have been major news years ago are now common in both developed and developing countries. No country is immune of the financial crisis. Financial crisis can b described as the situation when some financial assets or institutions abruptly lose a major part of their value. By now, the massive damage of 2007-2009 global financial crises has received a massive attention across the world....   [tags: company closures, bank bailouts, job losses]

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Sun National Bank's Fraud Cases

- Accounting- fraud case Introduction This paper gives comprehensive and credible information about the impact of fraud and abuse of office cases that occur in various settings. It seeks to equip various stakeholders in the financial sector with reliable information on key issues that appertains to the causes of fraudulent cases, effects, and mitigation modalities. The focus is placed on fraudulent cases since it is a vice that currently ails most institutions thereby impeding their growth in terms of financial capacity, structural set up and market share....   [tags: losses. finances, identity]

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Young Goodman Brown Looses Faith in The Woods

- Young Goodman Brown Looses Faith in The Woods   In the story "Young Goodman Brown," written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the author introduces evil images to tempt and delude Young Goodman Brown as he made his way through the woods. Goodman Brown, by the end of his journey, understands there is an evil side to human nature and believes that man is doomed by "original sin."   The main character, Goodman Brown is introduced as a well-mannered man who is happily married to Faith. Initially, the language such as "sunset" and "pink ribbons" symbolizes light and a positive environment in Salem Village, where the story takes place....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown YGB]

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A Speech on One of These Days by Pink Floyd

- I really don’t like to give speeches, especially in front of all my friends, but I knew that once I walked into my 2nd period advanced English class, I would have to. I knew that what was about to come after I was finished reading it, was not going to be pretty. I could imagine that what I was about to read would stick with me for the rest of my high school career at Nelsonville-York high school with all of my friends teasing me about it, and my teacher, Mrs. Maria , teaching all of her future freshman classes of what not to write about....   [tags: english class, lossen up]

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The Relationship of Drug Abuse and Depression

- What is the relationship between drug abuse and depression. It has become a very common practice in cultures the use of drugs, especially alcohol, for various purposes, from celebrations to sorrows. Drug use, have an effect on those who consume, they tend to feel relief during consumption. However, the abuse of these substances can have negative long-term effects for human health, including a strong addiction that ends in severe cases of depression related disorders. Most of the times people see alcohol as a tool that makes them feel more friendly, they even make use of this drug to loosen or open up in social situations in order to forget their inner issues....   [tags: social situations, lossen or open up]

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Natural and Man Made Disasters

- Both natural and man-made disasters are considered as events that can cause a large amount of losses and correlated with a small probability. It is rational for the population to have insurance against such events because most people are risk adverse: a risk adverse person means that the person will not prefer risk and will try to minimalize it. However, there is only a proportion of the population taking insurance against such events , without having insurance against such risk of losses banks were finding it a problem to issue loans and mortgages because they are exposed to the risk....   [tags: insurance, risks, loses]

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Tiger Airways Singapore

- ... For example, the Jetstar Asia Airways gains more profit from their business compared to the Tiger Airways (O’Sullivan, 2014). All of the circumstance was the effect of the consumer behavior toward Tiger Airways. Fig. 2 Supply and Demand of Tiger Airways The losses of the Tiger Airways also occurred because of the excessive of supply or surplus as shown in Figure 3. This condition occurs when the supply Sb are more than demand Db which leads to surplus....   [tags: airline companies, low cost, award]

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End-Winding Analysis in order to minimize the Circulating Current in a Large Synchronous Generator

- Abstract- This paper deals with the circulating current distribution calculation and its resultant ohmic losses in a large synchronous generator. Circulating currents are produced by the induced voltage differences between parallel strands in a bar that cause high ohmic losses in high power synchronous generators. In this paper, three different cases are assumed for the armature end winding structure, and a 3-D finite element model is adopted to calculate the effectiveness and resultant losses of these cases....   [tags: Research Analysis ]

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Memo Regarding Florabama Energy Venture Between Meyer Inc and Saban Company

- MEMORANDUM Date: March 17, 2013 To: CFO From: Subject: Florabama Variable Interest Analysis The purpose of this memo is to analyze the Florabama energy venture that Meyer Inc. initiated with Saban Company in February 2011. Meyer Inc. owns 60 percent of Florabama, and Saban Co. owns the remaining 40 percent. The profits are shared according to ownership percentage. The arrangement allows Saban Co. to purchase up to 20 percent of the power produced by Florabama at cost plus. Due to the business nature and level of equity investment at risk, Florabama has been deemed a Variable Interest Entity (VIE) for financial reporting purposes....   [tags: Interest, Holders, Beneficiary]

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The World Needs International Accounting Standards

- Financial reporting has a responsibility to communicate the economic condition and functioning of an enterprise. This has to be accurate, reliable and comply by the accounting standards. Effective financial reporting is essential in maintaining confidence in an economy and encouraging investors to invest. Towards the end of 2008, the financial sector across the world was becoming increasingly unstable. Lehman Brothers had been declared bankrupt, Various allegations towards accounting standards have been made in relation to the financial crisis....   [tags: Accounting, Finance]

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Description of Rotary compressors

- Rotary compressors have shown to have a good mechanical performance with quieter and smoother operation, thus are widely used in many applications. However, the critical factors affecting the overall efficiency of the compressors are mainly the mechanical losses. Friction losses in rotary compressors do not only reduce the mechanical efficiency, but also reduce the reliability and life-span of the compressor, (Teh and Ooi, 2009c). In most of the rotary compressors, sliding components usually possess high relative velocities hence high friction which limits their mechanical performance....   [tags: refrigeration, scroll compressor, rolling piston]

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Financial Contacting with Optimistic Entrepreneurs

- Mr. Smith has decided to become a venture capitalist but he is worried about capital losses and lower rate of return. Consequently, he needs important information regarding financial contracting with optimistic entrepreneurs. The need for significant information about financial contracting with optimistic entrepreneurs is fueled by the existence of seemingly little empirical work that compares the attributes of real world financial contracts. In the process of providing Mr. Smith with some important information that would help him as a venture capitalist, it is important to focus on the major areas of financial contracting with optimistic entrepreneurs....   [tags: internal looting of companies]

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Recommendations for Filing Taxes

- ... The net short-term capital gain is not qualified for a special tax rate, because it is taxed at the rate as ordinary income. The net long-term capital gain is qualified for a special tax rate. When you have more long-term gains than short-term loss there will be capital gain. On your tax return each year you are only allowed $3,000 in capital loss. If you have any amount over the limit it will have to be filed on the next year tax return until it is all claimed. Spouse A and Spouse B have a loss of $5,000 because of the day trading, so they can claim $3,000 on this year tax return and claim the last $2,000 on the next year tax return....   [tags: status, taxable, income ]

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Stock Trading: Practical Application in the London Stock Exchange

- Stock Trading: Practical application in the London Stock Exchange PORTFOLIO PROJECT The investment policy shall be aimed at minimizing the credit risk. For example, the portfolio shall be diversified to minimize potential losses on individual securities. Investments shall primarily be channeled in short-term securities to minimize losses as a result of the fact that value of securities can fall due to changes in the general interest rate. To cushion from the effects losses as a result of currency risk, most of the investments shall be held in US dollars....   [tags: Finance ]

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Questions and Answers: Loss Prevention and Loss Reduction

- • Chapter 4: Review section, pg. 60: Questions 1. How is loss prevention different from loss reduction. Give some example of each. Risk management purpose is to prevent and reduce the frequency and severity of potential losses. Loss prevention programs promote avoidance of losses, measuring the loss frequency. Some examples are safety programs implemented to prevent workplace injuries, fire detectors, burglar alarms, and other protective devices to prevent losses caused by fire and theft. Insurance companies offer discounts to organization or individuals taking loss prevention measures as incentive for their participation....   [tags: insurance, policies, risk management]

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The Bayou Hedge Fund Collapse

- In 1995 The Bayou Hedge Fund Group, referred to as the fund, was founded by Samuel Israel III in Stamford, Connecticut with the intention to produce high returns for investors. Good intentions were not enough when the fund began to experience losses almost immediately and Mr. Israel resorted to fraudulent activities to keep the appearance of success alive. The resulting life of the fund was filled will illegal, fraudulent, and unethical activities that finally brought the fund to bankruptcy and landed Mr....   [tags: Case History, Bankruptcy]

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Prepaid Tuition Programs Analysis

- As college-level institutions look for new ways to raise enrollment and plan for their academic future, prepaid tuition (PPT) programs have gained in popularity. The basic premise of PPT’s is that parents (or others) can enter in to an agreement with a college or university to buy future college education by prepaying at the existing tuition rates (Baird, 2006). Depending on the contract, these tuition rates may also include a premium. A tenant of this PPT requires that the parents make regular payments to the school to fund a college account for the student to use towards future tuition costs....   [tags: college tuition, college education]

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Principles of the Islamic Banking

- One of the most widely quoted operating principles in Islamic banking is the principle of mudharabah, sometimes known as qirad or muqaradah. Mudharabah is a contractual involving two parties which is the provider of funds and the mudharib is agent. There are two ways in which Islamic banks are involved in mudharabah contracts. When clients open investment accounts, the contractual relationship between the bank and the clients is based on mudharabah principles. In this case, the bank acts in its capacity as a mudharib....   [tags: qirad or muqaradah]

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Multi-objective Reconfiguration of Electrical Distribution Networks

- In most real-world problems especially in a wide range of engineering disciplines it is required to optimize a number of objectives which are mostly conflicting with each other as well, this forms MOPs. In these problems since the utopian solution which is considered as best with respect to all objectives scarcely exists, instead of a single point, a set of solutions would exist for the problem where each member of the solution set represents a trade-off between the multiple objectives of the MOP....   [tags: MOP, mete heuristic, pareto optimization]

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Comparing Physical to Financial Capital Maintenance

- When compared to the physical capital maintenance concept, the financial capital maintenance concept is the better choice for standard setting when distinguishing between a return of capital and a return on capital. The main argument in favor of physical capital maintenance is that it provides information that has better predictive value, confirmatory value, and is more complete. However, due to agency theory, prospect theory, and positive accounting theory, neutrality and completeness under physical capital maintenance would be impaired so gravely that predictive value and confirmatory value become inefficacious....   [tags: value, management, performance]

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Risk Management in Hotel Business

- 1) Briefly explain the difference between risk control, risk finance and risk transfer. Risk control, risk finance and risk transfer are the 3 major methods of managing risk. These can be broadly classified as: (A) loss retention (includes risk control and risk finance), and (B) loss transfer. With retention, a business retains the obligation to pay for part or all of the losses itself, while risk transfer allows business to transfer risk to another party. Risk control is the actions that reduce the expected cost of losses by reducing the frequency or the size of the losses....   [tags: control, finance, transfer, insurable]

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The Issue of Loss

- Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “One Art” deals with the issue of “loss.” Describing “loss” as an art, Bishop depicts events, originating with common affairs –such as losing a key. As the poem goes on, the losses Bishop mentions surely grow in importance. As they gradually become more emotional, Bishop’s idea of loss as easily “mastered” becomes vaguely delusional. In her poem, Elizabeth Bishop focuses the simple losses in her life in attempts to conceal the true emotion of loss. From the simplicity of losing a door key to the heartbreak of losing a home or someone dear, Bishop states and restates that loss isn’t difficult to acquire....   [tags: Poetry]

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Multiobjective Planning of Recloser-Based Protection Systems on DG Enhanced Feeders

- The fast population growth and large migration of people to urban centers that are currently present in the country, contribute to environmental pollution and require an expansion of electrical infrastructure. This, coupled with the rise in oil prices [1], depletion of fossil fuels and the need to reduce emissions that pollute the environment, has generated the need of new sources of cleaner energy, economically viable and that do not alter the reliability of the electric system. This has given way to the concept of smart grids, promoting the implementation of distributed generation (DG) and microgrids (G) [2]....   [tags: power plants, electric system, energy]

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Financial Difficulties Facing Power Companies in Brazil

- Due to the size of the losses and their impact on the income of power distribution utilities, this issue has become a matter of much concern to these enterprises which must estimate them properly and draw up solutions to curb them effectively. Another pressing problem on the power market is payment in arrears . Over the past decade, the capacity to make prompt payment for essential services has been dropping sharply in Brazil, whether they are provided by the Government or by public utilities private enterprises....   [tags: Energy, electric, Utilities]

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WWII and the Road to Midway

- World War Two came to America on December 7th, 1941. The focus on America's involvement in the war generally focuses on the European front. What must be remembered is the time and sacrifices made in the Pacific theatre. America's entry into the war on the Pacific was not an immediate success. It took American forces until the summer of 1942 at the Battle of Midway to become properly prepared for the war. The American military learned much from their losses – both through the strengths of the Japanese forces and America's own faults....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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Risk and types of Financial Risk

- Value at Risk -Introduction As Walter Wriston, former chairman of Citigroup, said “All of life is the management of risk, not its elimination” and nowadays modern banking is about controlling risk and returns. The ability of a financial institution to control risk is a key factor that determines its success or its failure in markets. As the late financial crisis has demonstrated institutions that were not properly prepared to face the crisis, failed and they were either bailed out by governments or serve economists as bad example....   [tags: Business, Banks, Insurance]

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The Tax Deductibility of Expense in Slovak Law

- The Tax Deductibility of Expense in Slovak Law The Slovak Republic has been engaged in competition with surrounding countries to attract foreign investors. One aspect of the continuing competition is that many countries have lowered their corporate income tax rate. The Slovak Government reduced its corporate income tax rate to 29% effective from January 1, 2000 and it is proposed to reduce this further in future. However, this tax rate does not tell the whole story. To assess the actual tax burden one should also consider which costs are allowed as tax deductible and which costs are not....   [tags: Papers]

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Company Choice: A Soul Proprietorship

- ... One partner can also end up leaving you with liabilities or law suits. Starting up a corporation is were things tend to get tricky. corporations are more difficult to found and maintain. corporations require much more financial statements and annual reviews as well as meetings with an elected Board of Directors. when you finally get your corporation up and running you will find some peace of mind and the fact that there’s protection of personal assets. the shareholders and officers have a limited liability to the amount they have invested....   [tags: tax reporting, starting a business]

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Loss In "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop

- One Art by Elizabeth Bishop is a poem that explores loss in comparison to an art; however, this art is not one to be envied or sought after to succeed at. Everyone has experienced loss as the art of losing is presented as inevitably simple to master. The speaker’s attitude toward loss becomes gradually more serious as the poem progresses. Keys, having virtually no reason for emotional attachment, are mentioned in line 5 with a tone of acceptance that, “Yes, it is okay to lose keys.” Although vital to the penetration of a lock, keys are such a generic object that they can be easily replaced and, aside from the inability to open that door, will not be missed for long....   [tags: Poetry]

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The Story Rothschild´s Fiddle

- The story “Rothschild’s fiddle” takes place in a small village with the main characters named Jacob, a Russian coffin maker, Rothschild, a poor Jewish musician, and Martha the wife of Jacob. Jacob isn’t very fond of Jews specifically Rothschild. Besides being a coffin maker Jacob plays the fiddle in an orchestra for weddings but because of his hatred for Jews he later in the story becomes a backup player rather than a main performer. Jacob is a very complex character; he thinks everything is a loss; in fact Jacob begins to see his life as a handful of “losses.” Sundays and holidays when he cannot work represent losses; a wedding without music being played represents a loss; a rich man who ha...   [tags: jacob, truth, god]

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Electrical Distribution Networks

- In most real-world problems, especially in a wide range of engineering disciplines it is required to optimize a number of objectives that are often in contradict with each other as well, these forms MOPs. In these problems since the utopian solution scarcely exists, instead of a single point, a set of solutions would exist for the problem. Each member in the solution set represents a trade-off between the multiple objectives of the MOP. These solutions, which are known in the literature as either the non-inferior, Pareto-efficient or the Pareto optimal solutions are of great importance....   [tags: reconfiguration, classic approaches]

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- 3. HAZUS Hazus was developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It is a standardized methodology for estimating potential losses from disasters (FEMA, 2013). Originally developed in the 1990s as a toolset aimed at getting a regional understanding of the impact of hazards, it has evolved to offer community level results [FEMA 2013]. Users of Hazus are able to: (a) identify vulnerable areas, (b) estimate potential losses, (c) assess how ready they are to respond to a natural disaster, (d) decide how to allocate resources, and (e) prioritize mitigation measures....   [tags: ]

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Preparing for System Failures

- System failures causes havoc everywhere. It can affect the performance of a firm and organization especially in terms of business. System failures affect the organizations involved in creating, maintaining and using them and also affect the people direct or indirectly. The people affected in these scenario is such as project managers, programmers and system analysts, graphic specialists, operators and much more. But they also include other people connected to the project concerned such as directors, line manager, service personnel and employees....   [tags: UPS, backups, firewalls]

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Pros and Cons of the Private Insurance Industry

- 1. Introduction Extreme weathers, such as storm, floods, heat waves, drought, glacial retreat, have suffered human-being and threaten the life, properties and economies for a long time. In recent years, a significant increase is observed in the extreme weathers, such as the number of heavy precipitation events, more intense and longer drought/heat waves as a consequence of anthropogenic influences (IPCC, 2011). In particular, intensification of extreme precipitation is likely to lead extreme coastal high water associated with an increase in mean sea level....   [tags: Insurance Industry Research Paper]

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The Difficulties of Hearing Loss in Education

- The people in the following list all have something in common: Whoopi Goldberg, Pete Townshend (lead guitarist of The Who), Huey Lewis, Helen Keller, Ludwig Van Beethoven, and Thomas Edison. If you were unable to guess, all of these people had a hearing loss. In terms of formal definition, a hearing loss is, “a spectrum of disorders causing a disruption or distortion of auditory information reaching or being processed by the central nervous system.” Hearing losses not only effect adults or the elderly, they are also prevalent among children....   [tags: auditory information, educational placements]

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History of the Company Metallgesellschaft AG (MG)

- Background Founded in 1881 by Anglo-German merchants, Metallgesellschaft AG (MG) was a German corporation based at the heart of Frankfurt. Throughout the years, Metallgesellschaft business evolved from metal trading to becoming highly successful in trade, finance, building technology, engineering and contracting, and chemicals. Annual revenues exceeding 17 billion US dollars reflected their immense success with a workforce of 50,000 employees in the early 1990s. The following timeline give a brief overview of Metallgesellschaft AG’s history dating from 1881 to 1992....   [tags: Germany, Business, Loss]

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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009

- The financial crisis of 2008 was estimated to be the most dangerous since the Great Depression of the 1930’s (The financial crisis, 2009). The catalyst was the 2007 bubble burst of the housing market. This issue spread quickly to the US financial sector and then across other domestic and global businesses. The American auto industry was devastated by this crisis. Detroit’s big 3 companies Ford, Chrysler and GM’s debt problems were exposed as a result of this crisis. These 3 automotive giants were experiencing financial woes they had never previously encountered....   [tags: economy, financial crisis, depression]

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Friction Factor Determination and Pump Characteristics

- The purpose of this experiment is to determine the friction factors of three different types of piping: 1/8” Schedule 40 galvanized steel pipe, 3/8” Schedule 40 galvanized steel pipe, and 1/2” Type L copper pipe. Also, a characteristic curve of the MTH Model T31H Turbine Pump will be created and compared to the manufacturer’s data. In this experiment, we will learn how to manipulate the whole system including different types of fittings such as pressure gauges, rotameters, and electrical power meter....   [tags: friction, piping system, hydraulics]

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What´s Just in Time Manufacturing ?

- Since final decades of the twentieth century, with the decline of Ford manufacturing systems, manufacturers throughout the world have been looking to create pure and flexible processes to improve their business performance at the network level. Among various methods, administrators and researchers around the world focused on new production models based on techniques such as Just in Time Manufacturing (JIT) and Total Quality Control (TQC) as an alternative to traditional methods of production and called it world-class production or pure production or Toyota Production System, due to its origin....   [tags: car industry, business performance]

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Australian Economy Post World War I

- ... A large amount of new products were being made in Australia with Britain buying Australian wheat to commemorate Australia taking part in the war. As Germany, Austria and Hungary canceled the trade between them and Australia, Australia had to rely on themselves which opened up a lot of jobs and which meant that Australia produced 400 of their own products they had never made before. With Australia making much more products to sell overseas. Britain was the major buyer of Australia’s wheat to commemorate Australia's war effort....   [tags: britain, germany, unemployment]

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Comparison Between Islamic and Conventional Banks

- ... Even though Shari’ah discourages the elements of Riba, the Islamic society holds no obligations towards the earning of true profit, which is considered to be an entrepreneurial reward since it is beneficial to the society. The removal of riba was modernized based on values of stability, security and growth, which result in the sharing of the risks between the borrower and the lender (Zaher T. S. and Kabir Hassan M. 2001: 156 – 157). It is forbidden in Islam to have a fixed or pre- determined return on financial transactions instead of an uncertain rate of return, such as those that are associated with earning a profit....   [tags: financial institutions, muslims]

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Genetically Modified Organism:

- ... These are traits that are targeted through the genetic engineering are frequently the same as which are followed by the conventional breeding. An advantage to genetically modified crops is a higher crop yield; this means the crop will produce more crops compared to a crop that isn’t modified. A significant portion of genetically modified crops have being growing in developed countries. In the last couple of years there has been a steady increase in the amount of hectares being planted to genetically modified crops in the developing world....   [tags: biological products, crops, genetic engineering]

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Motivations of Pathological Gamblers

- Based on information from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), the National Gambling Impact Study Commission (NGISC) states that there are two and a half million individuals who fall into a state defined as a pathological gambler, another three million are considered problem gamblers, and roughly fifteen million more could be considered “at-risk” (NORC, 1999). A pathological gambler is one who has a severe uncontrollable urge to gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop....   [tags: pathological gamblers,]

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Solving the Foreclosure Crisis

- I. Introduction The current financial crisis was triggered by subprime mortgage in the United States. This lead not only to a large amount of mortgage default but also other problem suc as, credit card and store loans. The result was huge losses in financial institution in the United States Europe and Asia, because of financial liberalization had enabled the transnational transaction of “bad” assets. Some people argue that this crisis was aggravated by Fair Value Accounting because it prices an asset based on its current value....   [tags: Foreclosures, ]

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The Plight of Bees

- The Apis Mellifera, or honey bee, have survived on this planet for fifty million years. This species of bee is responsible for pollinating flowers, grass, trees and crops around the world. Much of the food we eat is dependent on honey bees for pollination. Our ecosystem depends on the survival of the honey bee. Colonies of honeybees have been disappearing at an alarming rate around the world due to parasites, viral and bacterial diseases, and the introduction of pesticides and herbicides. Over the past six years, on average, 30 percent of all the honey bee colonies in the U.S....   [tags: pollinating flowers, grass, trees and crops ]

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What is Asset Allocation?

- Asset Allocation Asset allocation is the process of deciding how to distribute an investor’s wealth among different countries and assets classes for investment purposes. An asset class is comprised of securities that have similar characteristics, attributes and risk/ return relationships. In other word, asset allocation defined as investing money or well diversified in different classes of assets, as stocks, bonds and money market funds. There are several risks that involve in asset allocation, such as liquidity needs, time horizon, tax concern, legal and regulatory factors and unique needs and preferences....   [tags: investor, wealth, risks]

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Downfall in Sales in the Automotive Companies in the US and Canada

- There is a huge downfall in sales of three big automotive companies in USA and CANADA from 70 % in 1998 to 58% in 2008.These three automotive biggies asked for a help of $50 billion to avoid their bankruptcy and to meet health care benefits, salaries and pension plans. The main reason for this is the drastic rise in fuel prices. Ford faced criticism due to its high product range, superior quality and higher salaries to the employees, bank job programs. Recession in 2008 added much troubles to Ford....   [tags: ford, swot analysis]

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Information and Knowledge I Learned from this Case Study

- I learned from this assignment is that I can learn how to answer questions correctly case study, and I was able to learn the case assignment oriented computer systems failure in a company will have an adverse impact on their management. Also, what can I learn from this case study is in terms of skill reading and writing case study with good. Then, I learn how to answer the question correctly, I will also use information from this case study to be teaching during her later work and of this assignment will help me to be a master to give opinions and ideas....   [tags: Royal Bank of Scottland]

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US Economy: Trends in the Banking Industry

- Setting the Background During the turn of the 21st century, things were looking extremely bleak for the U.S. economy. The dot-com bubble left major technology companies – and their employees, in complete financial shambles. This stock market crash caused the loss of over $5 trillion in the market value of various companies from 2000-2002. In addition, the events of September 11th accelerated this recession. Although the $40 billion insurance loss was one of the largest insured events, it didn’t even compare to the subsequent events that occurred....   [tags: post dot.com bubble breakdown]

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Reinsurance Of Catastrophe Risks

- Reinsurance of Catastrophe Risks Introduction Extreme events happen very seldom, however, they can inflict tremendous damage when they strike. The events are either natural occurrences (earthquake, flood, volcanoes, landslides, tsunamis) or man-made event (fire disasters, plane crashes, riots). Increasing earthquake damage in recent years is evidence of rising vulnerability for the communities as more people with more valuable property are residing in earthquake-prone areas as it is observed by the rapid population growth....   [tags: Insurance]

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Tradition, Terrain, and Turkism: A Study on the Reform of the Imperial Ottoman Army and its Effects on the Outcome of World War I’s Gallipoli Campaign

- Beginning in 1839 under Mahmud II, massive political, military, and social reforms took place in the Ottoman Empire, centered on westernizing practices as an attempt to stave off imperial weakening and collapse. Having spent centuries in slow decline, being forced to ally with European nations in order to succeed at war, several military and territorial losses, social turmoil, and economic ruin, numerous western experts were invited, institutions adopted, and various reforms begun within the empire....   [tags: World History ]

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An Examination of the Efficiency of Fair Market Accounting: An Analysis of SFAS No. 115 and SFAS 157

- Throughout the last few decades, a greater emphasis has been placed on fair value accounting rather than employing the lower-of-cost-or-market (LCM) method as a result of issues related to the 1980s Savings and Loan Crisis. Its prominence has been especially pressed in the financial industry including, but not limited to, those employed for banking purposes. Selected occurrences that sparked this marked increase in the fair value approach include accusations that the historical cost method has failed to accurately illustrate financial institutions’ sustainability and health....   [tags: Cost, Market, Finance]

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Public accountants duty to provide due professional care in all their contractual obligations

- The situation that Willis and Company, CPAs have found themselves in regarding Geiger Company’s claim that Willis was negligent, underscores the need for public accountants to provide due professional care in all their contractual obligations. The level of fault that Willis is liable for can vary depending on the circumstances and approaches taken in examining this situation. This fact will be evident when examining this case from the Known User Approach, the Securities Act of 1933, as well as the Securities Act of 1934....   [tags: Accounting, Ethics ]

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The Current Great Recession - Who Is To Blame

- In the midst of the current economic downturn, dubbed the “Great Recession”, it is natural to look for one, singular entity or person to blame. Managers of large banks, professional investors and federal regulators have all been named as potential creators of the recession, with varying degrees of guilt. No matter who is to blame, the fallout from the mistakes that were made that led to the current crisis is clear. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the current unemployment rate is 9.7%, with 9.3 million Americans out of work (Bureau of Labor Statistics)....   [tags: Economics]

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Addressing the Burden of Cardiovascular Disease in India

- Landscape Assessment: Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is a major health concern for India and her people. India has experienced a steady rise in the burden of CVD, with a six- to eight-fold increase in the prevalence of CVD over the past four decades. Currently, CVD is the leading cause of death in India, with around 28% of deaths attributed to vascular disease. CVD affects both rural and urban populations alike. Among adults, the estimated prevalence of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), one subset of CVD, is 8-10 % in urban zones and 3-4 % in rural areas....   [tags: Health ]

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Elizabeth Bishop's One Art and The Waiting Room

- ... When her aunt cried out from the dentist office she felt her as a fullish women, but because she is reacting In a similar way to the magazine, she compares her aunts foolishness to her own. It was an unexpected realization that her reactions connected her to her aunt in a way she never felt before in her six years. “Lose something everyday. Accept the fluster/of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.”(48-49), The speaker wants to show us that theres nothing you can do but to accept you will lose things and to not let it get to you....   [tags: american poet, short story, writer, author]

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The Purpose of the Law of Torts

- Considerable effort has been expended in attempts to identify the purpose of the law of torts. However, the range of interests protected by the law of torts makes any search for a single aim underlying the law a difficult one. For example, actions for wrongful interference with goods or trespasses to land serve fundamentally different ends from an action seeking compensation for a personal injury. Nevertheless, following the research I have carried out the fundamental purpose of the law of torts is to achieve compensation and appeasement and to obtain deterrence and justice, in order to determine the conditions under which certain losses may be shifted to persons who created the risks which...   [tags: legal issues, punishment]

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The Causes and Costs The Revolutionary War

- By the mid 1700’s the loyalty of the American Colonies to Great Britain was dwindling. There was a series of laws and events that angered the colonists, and this anger was slowly leading to a rebellion against England. Great Britain was faced with an extreme amount of debt from the French and Indian War, and they imposed laws upon the colonists to pay military costs from this war. These laws were not appreciated by the colonists, and eventually the colonists organized themselves into a force that could forge a rebellion against England and fight for their independence....   [tags: taxes, money, disease]

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Profit Loss Sharing in Islamic Banking

- Profit-loss sharing In order to be able to understand the core factors that contribute to the lack of profit-loss sharing in Islamic banking, this mode of financing must first be introduced. The fundamental basis for PLS is based on equity orientation. Such a mode of financing allows all parties involved to share both risks and losses in the ratio of their individual capital input, while the profit is allocated on an agreed ratio. This Islamic mode of banking guarantees the sharing of profits or losses and ensures no accrual of a fixed rate of interest, which promotes the efficiency and stability of the Islamic banking system....   [tags: Finance, Islam]

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