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Fractals: A Mathematical Description of the World Around Us

- Fractals, a Mathematical Description of the World Around us In being characterized with fractional dimensions, Fractals are considered to be a new division of math and art, which is perhaps why the common man recognizes them as nice-looking and appealing pictures that are valuable as background on computer screens and art patterns. But they are more meaningfully understood by way of the recognition that many of nature’s physical systems and a lot of human works of art are not standard geometry forms....   [tags: Mathematics ]

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How the Government Failed the Victims of Hurricane Katrina

- ... The incapability that led to the recovery mishap started as a result of President Bush’s appointment of agency director. Michael Brown, director of FEMA, was incapable of leading a large government agency through a crisis of such magnitude as Hurricane Katrina. Michael Chertoff, director of Homeland security until 2009, said that “the largest problem with the government’s response was the lack of preparedness to respond after the hurricane and subsequent flooding of New Orleans” (Wodele). His claims are based off of what happened in New Orleans after the storm....   [tags: Federal Emergency Management Agency]

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The Ethics of Gene Therapy: Balancing the Risks

- The Ethics of Gene Therapy: Balancing the Risks Introduction [Cover: discussion about how risks are balanced during risk assessment, why this is a difficult task -> proposing a set of principles and practical measures that might assist both researchers and patients, to enable more informed decisions about risk] Ethics and gene therapy Since its inception, gene therapy has captured the attention of the public and ethics disciplines as a therapeutic application of human genetic engineering. The latter, in particular, has lead to concerns about germline modification and questions about the distinction between therapy and enhancement....   [tags: Medical Science]

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The Cascadia Earthquake: A Disaster that Could Happen

- Imagine if a 9.0 earthquake struck the West Coast today, resulting in a giant tsunami. Coastal towns would be washed away or completely isolated, and electricity would be lost (FOX5). There would be $70 billion in damage and people would only have 15 minutest to evacuate or move to higher ground resulting in 10,000 deaths (FOX5). This sounds like a plot for a scary movie, but this is actually a reality. The Oregon Coast in located on a subduction zone, which makes it very susceptible to major earthquakes and tsunamis....   [tags: Natural Disaster, Oregon, Tsunami]

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The New Orleans Area Of The United States

- When most people think of Hurricane Katrina, they seem to recall memories of a “natural disaster”, as it has been typically been portrayed as by the media in the past. It also seems to be well regarded that the Southern area of the United States is widely impoverished. However, due to the somewhat apparent underlying social vulnerabilities in the New Orleans area, the question is raised as to whether or not the hurricane was in fact a natural disaster or an exploitation of the longstanding social situation in the area....   [tags: Tropical cyclone, Hurricane Katrina, Storm surge]

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Social Movements And The American Civil Rights Movement

- what happened on that day. Had these videos not been available, perhaps the people of the time would know about this event through newspapers (such as the one from the New York Times) or eyewitness accounts. However, eventually the evidence of an event like this would disappear in a nation where anything that would lead to a social movement is censored. The main reason oppressive governments aim specifically at preventing social movements from developing is due to the fact that they have the ability to change said society....   [tags: Sociology, Social movement]

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The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allan Poe

- Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Cask of Amontillado,” reveals a character so devoid of human compassion and sheer ruthlessness it is difficult to see beyond the mask of insanity to any other characteristic. Montresor, the story’s narrator, attempts to elicit compassion or at best justification for the murder he is about to commit due to dubious injuries. This plot sets a disturbing dark tone for the story, but also illuminates the meticulous commitment to detail of an extremely intelligent mind....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Cask of Amontillado, Fiction]

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The Relationship Between Oda / Gdp And Gdp

- I have attached six growth-regression tables (table 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) in appendix. In table 3, aid is measured, as a ratio of GDP and aid is addressed through “ODA net”. At first, I have not controlled for any other variables and just detected the relationship between aid and growth. The relationship between ODA/GDP and GDP per capita growth is positive, though it is not significant. In the second step, I have included initial GDP per capita, savings and population growth as prescribed in Solow growth model....   [tags: Economic growth, Gross domestic product]

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Human Neurons And Its Effects On The Membrane

- Introduction: Typical human neurons have a resting membrane potential (Vm) of -65 mV due to the membrane’s high permeability for potassium (EK = -80 mV) and relative impermeability to sodium (ENa = +62 mV) as well as other background ions.1 When a change in sodium permeability occurs, sodium rushes into the cell and causes depolarization, a change from a negative Vm to one less negative.1 This could generate an action potential leading to neurotransmitter release, capable of signaling and coordinating motor responses....   [tags: Neuron, Action potential, Nervous system]

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The History of Major Earthquakes Around World

- The term earthquake comes from the Greek term for “shaking.” An earthquake is a visible rip across the Earth’s surface due to a release of energy and stored stress in the Earth’s crust and causes seismic waves. Earthquakes have been around since the time of the earliest civilizations. Earthquakes used to be compared to the “unrest of spiritual beings.” Specifically, Aristotle and the Ancient Greeks stated that earthquakes were the result of the “underground winds”. The earliest earthquakes were recorded by seismometers which calculate the waves generated by each earthquake....   [tags: seismography, Richter scale, ]

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Making Decisions Regarding the Sale of Securities

- Many wealth managers have observed that investor decision making regarding both inherited and purchased securities can exhibit endowment bias and leading to “decision paralysis”. Many people have trouble making decisions regarding the sale of securities that they either inherited or purchased themselves, and their predicament is attributable to endowment bias. List’s (2003) unique and highly relevant paper entitled “Does Market Experience Eliminate Market Anomalies?” reviews some key aspects of endowment bias, the lessons of which can be relevant to invest....   [tags: wealth managers, invest]

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The Natural Disaster Of San Francisco Bay

- On the 18th of April in 1906, the lives of many San Francisco residents changed in a split second. Most of the city was either sound asleep or getting ready for another normal day (or so they thought), when the disastrous natural disaster struck. At around 5:12 a.m., the Golden City was jolted awake by a monstrous earthquake that would soon go down in the record books. With a Richter magnitude rating of 7.9, this earthquake was not only felt in the San Francisco Bay area, but also all the way from southern Oregon to south of Los Angeles and inland as far as central Nevada....   [tags: Earthquake, 1906 San Francisco earthquake]

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Selection Bias And Non Random Sampling Method

- 3.4.1 Bias This is study will be prone to selection, recall, social desirability and compliance biases due to the non-random sampling method (survey) and non-participation of some medical doctors. Selection bias Selection bias is defined as an error brought in when the study population is not representative of the targeted population (60). It can occur during the recruitment of study participants or during the course of retaining the research subjects (61). Although this survey intends to recruit all the eligible medical doctors from the graduate years 2013-15, it is possible that some participants may withdraw, not respond or never be contacted despite several attempts resulting in...   [tags: Scientific method, Sampling, Physician]

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Questions On Accounting Information And Capital Markets

- Question 1. 
You are given the diagram below. Explain what the diagram shows in relation to the module 1 topic on accounting information and capital markets. 
 . Answer 1. The diagram above is based on research findings done by Beaver, Clarke and Wright (1979) and Foster, Olsen and Shevlin (1984). It shows the magnitude of forecast error and the magnitude of share price reaction in the share market. The researchers on the basis of their findings found out that the results were consistent with the Ball and Brown (1968) study....   [tags: Stock, Stock market, Shareholder, Firm]

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Fracking : Natural Gas And Oil Drilling

- In order to supply today’s large demand for energy, industries utilize different resource-gathering methods, including natural gas and oil drilling also known as “fracking.” Scientists and many others define fracking as a way of extracting natural gas, which is mostly methane, from shale rock formations that are often deep underground. It involves pumping water, chemicals and usually sand underground at high pressure to fracture shale and release the gas trapped within to be collected back at the surface....   [tags: Petroleum, Natural gas, Natural gas prices]

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Deskewing Using Binary and Grayscale Images

- Document Image Analysis has today become an increasingly important domain due to the de- sire to reduce the amount of paper documents and archives. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) systems and document structure analyzers are the essential tools to achieve this task. It often appears that the document to be recognized is not correctly placed on the flat-bed scanner, especially when the document comes from a book or a magazine. This results in a skewed digitalized image which is a real problem for the document analysis, understanding, character segmentation and recognition....   [tags: Information Technology]

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Evaluation of Mungbean with Different Genotypes

- Thirty mungbean (Vigna radiata (L. Wilczek) with different genotypes were evaluated at two locations of North West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan during 2007 and 2008 using randomized complete block design with three replications. Highly significant differences (P ≤ 0.01) were observed among the genotypes for vegetative and maturity traits across years at both locations as well as across years and locations. Location × year effect was highly significant (P ≤ 0.01) for days to flowering, plant height and nodes plant-1....   [tags: Biology]

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Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami: Operation Tomodachi

- “On March 11, 2011 at 11:46 pm CST Japan was hit with an earthquake of 9.0 magnitude, followed by a tsunami shortly afterward. This earthquake and subsequent tsunami is known today as the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The epicenter was located 80 miles east of Sendai, the capital of Miyagi Prefecture, and 231 miles northeast of Tokyo.” This is how most stories of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami are started. This intro is short, professional, to the point, and really speaks to how those who responded during operation Tomodachi carried out their mission....   [tags: fukushima plant, disaster]

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Risk Factors for Motor Vehicle Accidents

- A motor vehicle accident (MVA) is any crash occurring on a road between one or more motor vehicles, including cars, motorbikes, scooters, trucks, buses, or pedestrians on public roads (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 1998). Motor vehicle accidents are a major health issue in Australia, being one of the leading causes of fatality and injury (Donovan, Fielder, Ouschan, & Ewing, 2011). While the number of accidents has significantly decreased over the years, MVAs are still a major issue in today’s society (Ramage-Morin, 2008)....   [tags: driving laws in Australia]

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The Symbolism of Blood in Macbeth

- The seventeenth-century play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, employs blood as a powerful symbol to amplify the tragic nature of the work. Prior to, and immediately following Duncan’s death, blood magnifies the treachery of Macbeth’s murderous act. Throughout the play, blood constantly reminds the audience of the ruthless means the Macbeths implement to gain the crown. In the culmination of the play, blood symbolizes the irreconcilable guilt that will haunt the Macbeths for the duration of their lives....   [tags: Shakespeare plays, literary analysis]

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Canadian Attitudes Towards the Afghanistan War

- “Over the past century, Canadian attitudes towards the use of force and the exercise of military power in support of national aims have fundamentally shifted”. This is a quote written by Major Todd Strickland in his article, titled, “From the Boers to the Taliban: How Canadians Attitudes towards War Have Changed”. This article reviews Canada’s history within the wars and also Canadian’s thoughts on war. The Afghan war began in 2001 and is still ongoing today. The war began due to the terrorist attacks that took place in the United States on September 11th, 2001, also known as 9/11....   [tags: Pro Afghan War]

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The Theory Of Supply And Demand

- Given an increase in both consumer preferences for, and technology used to produce cell phones, the equilibrium quantity will increase. However, there are three possible outcomes pertaining to change in equilibrium price depending on: the magnitude of the shift of supply, increased as a result of technological innovation, and that of demand, increased as a result of stronger consumer preferences. If the change in demand is greater than the change in supply, the equilibrium price will increase, as shown in Figure 2....   [tags: Supply and demand, Economic equilibrium]

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The Earthquake Of Chile From 1962

- Before I begin talking about earthquakes I should explain how earthquakes begin and their results. The movement of the earth plates are the ones that causes earthquakes. It occurs when plates meet along plate boundaries. When they move towards each other, one of the plates can be pushed down the bottom of the other plate, into the mantle. This is consider the subduction zone. When the plates gets stuck, it causes a lot of pressure on the surrounding rocks. The pressure will released and produce shock waves, they are called seismic waves and in other words, this will be called an earthquake....   [tags: Plate tectonics, Earthquake, Subduction, Earth]

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The Symlar San Fernando Valley Earthquake of 1971

- Earthquakes are best described as a shaking or vibration of the ground caused by breaking of rock. Sometimes they are very strong and other times you would hardly notice them. This shaking occurs when stress that builds up in the crust is suddenly released as the crust breaks free and/or slides against the other pieces of crust. Earthquakes may also be thought of as the breaking of a popsicle stick by applying pressure to both ends at the same time. Should you try this experiment , you will feel the pressure build up as you apply more force until the stick snaps....   [tags: Seismology natural disaster]

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Tsunamis: How Oregon Can Better Prepare for Cascadia

- ... This new method has improved the response time and can save many lives; previous warning systems took an hour or even longer to be sent out, and now it takes ten or fifteen minutes for people to know when, where, and what is happening. Using cellphones to alert residents of potential tsunami threats is very reliable because while other methods of communication can fail, mobile messaging and radio are resilient. It took India seven years to start this new system, and the Indian government has plans to expand this low cost system to other countries (European Political Newspaper)....   [tags: hazard assessment, inundation simulation]

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Interocular Transfer of the Motion After-Effect

- Interocular Transfer of the Motion After-Effect A prominent phenomenon in the field of visual science is the motion after-effect (MAE) which is believed to provide a way of bringing together current knowledge of neurophysiology with a measurable visual phenomenon. The MAE is described as a visual illusion produced by viewing any number of motion types (i.e. lateral or vertical linear, spiral, radial or rotation). By viewing a moving physical object for a period of time until the eyes is adapted to the motion....   [tags: Papers]

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Peer Pressure and Adolescent Delinquency

- Magnusson (1988) and Brofenbrenner (1979) state that social environment in which a person is embedded is essential in the study of their behavior. The theoretical framework of developmental and life course theories of crime allow for the addition of the dynamic element of time and places an emphasis on the longitudinal processes of how the interaction between the individual and his or her social environments constrain and influence behavior. This longitudinal perspective opens up the possibility that the peer social environment is one that is dynamic....   [tags: Peer Pressure Essays]

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The Messina Earthquake of 1908

- Earthquakes have been recorded throughout history for thousands of years. Even before seismographs in early times, there are records and accounts of mysterious ground shaking. Earthquakes occur when rocks break along an underground fault (UPSeis, 2007). This, in return, causes vibrations through the earth which causes ground shaking. The magnitude of the shaking varies depending on how great the movement along the fault is; the greater the movement, the bigger the earthquake. Some earthquakes are huge and cause significant damage, while others are small and cause little or no damage what-so-ever....   [tags: Earthquakes]

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Forecasting Earthquakes and Volcano Eruptions

- There are many pro’s for attempting to forecast an earthquake or volcano. Forecasting an earthquake or eruption saves lives and property, mainly by preparation, as there is no way to prevent these events with today technology. On February 4th 1975 in Haicheng China there was a magnitude 7.5 earthquake. Over a period of months there were changes in elevation in land, ground water and unusual animal behavior which are all precursors to an earthquake. Days before the 7.5 magnitude earthquake there were foreshocks that triggered an eviction warning that effectively saved over 150,000 lives or injuries....   [tags: preparation, prevent, technology, disaster]

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The Experiment Of An Experiment

- The experiment consisted of 4 parts; each part had a different aim. Part 1 was concerned with triboelectric charging or charging by friction. When two bodies are rubbed together, one of them gains some excess electrons making it negatively charged. The other body on losing electrons becomes negatively charged. For part one, 2 wands (blue and white), a pail and a shield were used. The wands and rubbed and each of them is lowered into the pail individually. The reading of the electrometer was noted down for each of the wands....   [tags: Electric charge, Electricity, Electrostatics]

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San Francisco Earthquake Of 1906

- San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 One of the worst natural disasters in United States history to this date occurred almost 109 years ago. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15am in San Francisco, California, the earthquake of San Francisco occurred hitting between 7.9 and 8.3M on the Richter scale. The San Andreas Fault, which is about 600 miles long, running from the Gulf of California to Cape Mendocino and is an active strike-slip fault, cut through the continental lithosphere to cause the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906....   [tags: Earthquake, 1906 San Francisco earthquake]

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Physics : Physics Of Volleyball

- Hannah Bickel Sister MaryAnn Tarquinio Physics 16 November 2015 Informative Paper The Physics of Volleyball There is aspects of physics in almost every aspect of volleyball. Volleyball also follows the three laws of motion provided from Sir Isaac Newton. The first law of motion states that, “An object at rest remains at rest, and an object in motion continues in motion with constant velocity unless the object experiences a net external force” (Serway Faughn). If an object has no net external force, it also has no acceleration....   [tags: Newton's laws of motion, Classical mechanics]

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The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

- The 1906 San Francisco earthquake a natural disaster that was estimated to be magnitude 7.8, which destroy the city, caused the casualties of 2,000 people’s death and an estimate of 2,000 residents in the streets (The Center for Legislative Archives, n.d.). In addition, the 99.7 chance for future earthquakes due to San Andreas Fault and the important measurements that every resident in California should take to reduce accidents and damage. 1906 San Francisco Earthquake The earthquake that only lasted 45 to 60 seconds, but “was felt from southern Oregon to south of Los Angeles and inland as far as central Nevada” was the disastrous 1906 San Francisco Earthquake (USGS 2012)....   [tags: 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Earthquake]

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The Theory Of Space Exploration

- It was once stated, “No one knows what the future holds. That’s why its potential is infinite.” No one would have ever believed that space exploration would be possible until Sir Isaac Newton came along and conducted experiments while developing his profound theories. An English physicist and mathematician, Newton was an instrumental figure during the scientific revolution of the 17th century. Not only was Newton known for being the founder of differential and integral calculus, but he was also given credit for other contributions to mathematics including the generalized binomial theorem and his method of finding approximations successively closer to the root(s) of a function (Mastin, 2010)....   [tags: Classical mechanics, Newton's laws of motion]

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The Hazards That An Earthquake

- The hazards that an earthquake can present are dependent on many different aspects, for example, the human factors, being factors that are influenced by humans that will affect an earthquake, are the level of development in the relevant country, the standard of infrastructure, while the physical factors are ones which are natural and cannot be controlled, being the magnitude and location of the quake and lastly the time the quake occurs. In order to properly assess whether the impact of earthquake hazards depends primarily on human factors, it is necessary to look at a range of case studies which will provide a balanced overview....   [tags: Earthquake, Seismic wave, Epicenter, New Zealand]

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Questions On Symmetry Writing Exercise

- Symmetry Writing Exercise PARAGRAPH 1 FePO4 is recognizably different amongst all other α-quartz isotypes as its positively charged cation is representative of a transition metal. It is deliberated at varying thermal states of between 20.85 to 799.85 Degrees Celsius via neutron powder diffraction. At comparatively cooler states, the composition of α-quartz is assembled, of which is tetrahedral. At an immensely high pressure, a denser octahedral formation results, otherwise referred to as the β-phase....   [tags: Temperature, Celsius, Absolute zero]

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Petroleum And The Petroleum Market

- One of the most traded commodities in the world today is petroleum. What happens in the petroleum market affects many people’s lives because of the commodity’s such wide range of uses after it is refined. Some of the more well-known uses for petroleum products are as energy; “It is the most important source of energy, accounting for some 40.6 percent of primary energy consumption” (Cooper). However, those products are also used to make plastics and many other materials and chemical products. Many everyday products people use have oil somewhere in the process of their production....   [tags: Supply and demand, Microeconomics, Monopoly]

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Book Review of School Leadership that Works by Marzano

- Change is a double-edged sword (Fullan, 2001). Change is a word that might inspire or put fear into people. Leadership is challenging when it comes to dealing with change and how individuals react within the organization to the change. Marzano, McNulty, and Waters (2005) discuss two orders of change in their book School Leadership that Works; first and second. Fullan (2001) also adds to the discussion in his book Leading in a Culture of Change, with regard to understanding change. In Change Leadership, Keagan and Wagner (2006) discuss many factors of change and the systematic approach to change....   [tags: Book Review ]

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The Gradient and Directional Derivative

- Introduction: Gradient: In vector calculus, the gradient is considered as vector field in a function.It points to the points in the route of the maximum rate of increase of the scalar field. Its magnitude is the maximum rate of modify. Directional derivative: Directional derivative represents the instantaneous rate of modification of the function. It generalizes the view of a partial derivative. Gradient: The gradient is defined for the function f(x,y) is as gradf(x,y)= [gradf(x,y)] = [(delf)/(delx)] i + [(delf)/(dely)] j This can be calculated by putting the vector operator r to the f(x,y) which is scalar function....   [tags: Mathematics]

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San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake

- The newly formed state of California, influenced mainly by the Gold Rush starting in 1848, sent the population drastically sprawling upwards. As more and more people established residency in the future area of San Francisco, area leaders officially recognized San Francisco as a city in 1856. The invention of the cable car in the late 1880s helped facilitate traversing the city’s steep hills, which ended up allowing people to live farther from work and use transportation into the heart of the city....   [tags: california, san andreas fault, tectonic plates]

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Guatemala Earthquake of 1976

- Table of Contents Executive Summary 2 1.0 Disaster Location 3 2.0 Disaster Drivers 4 3.0 Disaster Context 4 4.0 Hazard Magnitude and Frequency 6 5.0 Lesson of Precedent 7 6.0 Impact of Human Activity 8 7.0 Magnitude of Losses 9 8.0 Mitigation and Future Recommendations 10 Works Cited 11 Executive Summary Guatemala is a country that is very prone to natural disasters. It is a developing nation with many areas that must be addressed in order to take proactive measures, for disasters that may occur in the future....   [tags: Guatemala Earthquake Report]

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Biography of Abraham Maslow

- Once in a generation, and only a few rare instances in a millennia, a certain designation of academic and/or scientist enters into the pursuit of knowledge that captures the epitome of makeup and living -the dynamic of life- to such a prolific magnitude that the world is revolutionized in their wake. Abraham Maslow so completely documented and achieved a level of understating of the causes of human events that his work effectively captivates the struggle of human life and achievement. His theories on the constitution of human needs provide an explanation as to just exactly why people do the things they do, and demonstrate the integral forces behind human behavior....   [tags: psychology, human needs]

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Religious Artists: Tintoretto´s Life

- Tintoretto's Life Tintoretto, a working independent professional artist that was known for his captivating religious paintings. His art was very fond of in the 16th century and will be remembered for many years to come. Tintoretto resided from Venice,Italy around 1518. Not much is known of tintoretto early life he wasn't really recorded then, but we do know the little things. Tintoretto is actually a nickname given to the artist ,his actual name was Jacopo Robusti. He took the name Tintoretto after his father, which had a profession at being a dyer....   [tags: artist, painting, renessaince]

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World Trade Center Explosion

- ... Instead, it created a 100 feet wide crater and sunk down four floors (Hiles, 2007) . This led to the damage of the four concrete floors of the basement and supporting columns of the tower. Power blackout resulted, 250 elevators became inoperative, five people died and over 1000 got injured. The Outcome of the Attack The attack had devastating outcome that traversed across many sectors of the economy. In fact it took a nearly a month to figure out the next course of action (Hiles, 2007). Meanwhile, rescue mission intensified as a result of disaster declarations, businesses were closed down, the building was considerably destroyed and many companies rerouted their telecommunication and in...   [tags: attack, basement, 1993]

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Financial Market: Volatility Models

- ... This project is organized as follows; sections 2 to 5 are a simple summary of the key references that I have received. Section 6 includes some personal comments about the overall literature studied and finally, Section 7 is a briefly conclusion of the topic. 2. A Forecast Comparison Of Volatility Models: Does Anything Beat A GARCH (1,1). In this paper, they wanted to know if some sophisticated volatility models work much better than the naive GARCH (1,1) when trying to capture the conditional variance, therefore they propose 330 GARCH-type models in order make a ranking of which ones perform better....   [tags: ARCH model, market prices, chapter analysis]

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Law and Economic Literature

- Law and economic literature on insider trading can be categorized into two categories- agency theories and market theories of insider trading. Agency theories of insider trading deal with the impact of insider trading on firm-level efficiency and corporate value (Jensen and Meckling, 1976). On other hand, Market theories of insider trading analyze the implication of insider trading on market performance (Bhattacharya and Daouk, 2000) e.g. the cost of capital, liquidity and market efficacy etc., for example, Manna (1966) suggests that the insider trading allows stock markets to be more efficiency....   [tags: Economic Environment, Trading Regulations]

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What is Exposure Assessment?

- Exposure assessment is the process of estimating or measuring the magnitude, frequency and duration of exposure to an agent, along with the number and characteristics of the population exposed”. (US EPA) Results of exposure assessment help industrial hygienists understand exposure level of workers and design the required control measures to protect workers. Also, it could be used for exposure-response in epidemiologic study. Exposure assessment involves industrial hygiene sampling and analysis and estimating true level of occupational exposure....   [tags: Occupational Exposure, Logarithms]

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Lab Report

- Hypothesis: I can successfully add vectors. Introduction: A vector is a quantity that has magnitude (speed, force, and/or length) and direction. For example, if a person is traveling East at 60 mph, then s/he is traveling in the direction East and at a magnitude of 60 mph. A scalar is a quantity with only a magnitude. Common scalars include currency, mass, time, and acceleration. It wouldn’t make sense to say the sweater costs $38.00 southwest, so we leave off the direction. The magnitude symbol ( ), an arrow, can express direction by its angle on a coordinate plane and its length, which is usually offered....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Importance of Duncan’s Murder in Macbeth

- The Importance of Duncan’s Murder in Macbeth         In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the repercussions of Macbeth murdering his King are very numerous. Through themes that include, imagery, soliloquies, atmosphere, and supernatural beings, Shakespeare enforces the magnitude of Macbeth’s crime. Most of these factors are linked together. One of the main ways in which the horror of the murder is underlined is through the Great Chain of Being. At the time this play was written, it was believed that there was a hierarchy in the universe, with God being at the top, then angels, then the King, then man, and finally animals....   [tags: Macbeth essays]

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The Valdez Team

- The Valdez Team The Valdez Team – a purposefully assembled, seasoned group of business and academic partners with demonstrated expertise and experience in a complete range of engineering, research, and technical activities involving aging structures – is pleased to submit the following proposal for providing such support to the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Center for Aircraft Structural Life Extension (CAStLE). On our team, Valdez International Corporation (Valdez), the prime contractor, is joined by the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), NDE Services, Inc....   [tags: Business Proposal]

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Publix Phase II

- Publix Phase II There are things that all companies have to take into consideration. Publix has worked hard in order to make sure that they are offering the best quality food to their customers and the best customer service. In Phase II the team research will indicate some minor things that Publix can consider. The following points will be discussed are: Activities, products, or services that Publix could engage in that may have potentially negative effects on the environment, it’s also going to be described how these products or services....   [tags: Business Analysis]

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Deviance Theory Analysis

- Deviance Theory Analysis - Identify Deviance for situations and explain Within any given society, individuals are expected to behave and or conduct themselves in a given acceptable manner. However, there are instances when particular individuals act contrary to the set standards and violate the cultural norms. Such acts may include acts of crime, theft, defiance, breaking of rules, and truancy just to mention a few. Deviance could thus be viewed as the intentional or accidental violation of the particular behavioral aspects and ways that people are expected to act within a society (Hardy)....   [tags: Psychology]

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Measurement Scales Paper

- Measurement Scales Paper Measurement in Analysis can take on many forms, but in this case, these come in the form of questionnaires. A questionnaire when not done correctly may not be able to obtain the information in which the corporation may be seeking. There are in general four categories that these fall into. Categorically, these include Nominal, Ordinal, Interval and Ratio Numbers. The essential goal of this author is to explain to the utmost of authority of how these fit into questionnaires....   [tags: Mathematics ]

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Disenfranchisement in Haiti

- Often time disenfranchisement is shown in various places throughout the world. Although saddening, people face tragedies that cause them to lose things most important to them every day. For example, when the earthquake in Haiti struck, the people of Haiti lost everything they considered valuable. Having faced many obstacles, Haitian people dealt with the disenfranchisement of their pride and their possessions; there are endless amounts of literature that reference to the tragedies that occurred in Haiti and how these mishaps have affected the life that they are having to live....   [tags: Current Events, Haiti]

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Earthquake in Japan

- The death toll climbs to over 10,000 and is still rising (Branigan 2). The disaster in Japan began without warning on Friday March 11, 2011 at 2:46pm with a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, the strongest ever recorded in the country (Fackler 3). A massive thirty-three foot high tsunami, generated by the earthquake, swept over lands in northern Japan, taking objects and debris with it. To make matters worse, the tsunami caused the cooling systems at several nuclear power plants to fail. The disaster in Japan was a tragic event, and it had a plethora of causes and effects....   [tags: Natural Disasters, Tsunami]

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San Francisco Earthquake

- The newly formed state of California, influenced mainly by the Gold Rush starting in 1848, sent the population sprawling upwards drastically. As more and more people established residency in the future area of what would be called San Francisco, area leaders were finally able to officially establish the City of San Francisco in 1856. The invention of the cable car in the late 1880s helped facilitate the traversing the city’s steep hills, which ended up allowing people to live farther from work and transportation to the heart of the city....   [tags: California, History, Gold Rush]

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Cambridge Capital Controversy

- 1. Introduction Beginning in the mid-1950s and for the following twenty years or so, a debate concerning the neoclassical treatment of capital turned apparent in the discipline. This gave rise to a series of exchanges between scholars associated with Cambridge, England, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, (US). This debate is broadly known in the literature as the ‘Cambridge capital theory controversies’. The relevance of this controversy lies in that the criticisms of neoclassical theory raised by Cambridge (UK) concern both the theoretical illegitimacy of measuring ‘capital’ as a single magnitude in value terms to determine prices and distribution, and the foundational premise underlying the dom...   [tags: neoclassical theory, capital, distribution]

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Newton's First Law

- According to Newton's first law, an object in motion continues in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. It is the natural tendency of objects to keep on doing what they're doing. All objects resist changes in their state of motion. In the absence of an unbalanced force, an oject in motion will maintain this state of motion. This is often called the law of inertia. Consider for instance the unfortunate collision of a car with a wall....   [tags: Newton's First Law Essays]

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Should Fracking Be Used For Money For Traditional Sources Of Fossil Fuels?

- This house believes that fracking should be used to compensate for traditional sources of fossil fuels in the UK in the next 40 years. I am arguing against this motion from a social and environmental angle. Introduction: In order to achieve the Lima United Nations climate goal to end fossil fuels by 2050, the UK needs to turn to alternative forms of energy. Fracking is one of the solutions suggested. It extracts shale gas from deep within the earth’s surface, by injecting a large volume of water at a very high pressure....   [tags: Greenhouse gas, Carbon dioxide, Methane]

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Are We on the Cusp of the Sixth Mass Extinction Event?

- As titled: Are We On The Cusp Of The Sixth Mass Extinction Event. Yes, we are indeed, as we, here defined as all the lives on the Earth at the moment. Mass extinction is times when the Earth loses more than three-quarters of its species in a geologically short interval (Barnosky et al., 2011). In addition, according to the Oxford Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences edited by Michael Allaby (2013), mass extinction is defined as the Earth has been taken place environmental catastrophe, removes many groups from environment from record and not replaced, and ecosystems collapse....   [tags: environmental catastrophe, Geology]

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Semantic Differential Scale to Assess the Public Image of Police

- 1. Introduction It is well known that human society cannot evolve or exist in the absence of a general and a coherent structure. In this context, Police plays a central role, operating as a rule of law institution. Thus, as the basic element of the criminal justice system, Police is responsible for enforcing the law by democratic methods, primarily involving close cooperation with the public, respect for individual rights and constitutional guarantees, and the resort to force in as little. Therefore, in a society which has become increasingly more complex, the role of the police tends to be versatile, so that the outcomes, or in other words, its effectiveness, ultimately depend on a wide ra...   [tags: Police Community Relations]

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Assessing the Perceived Image of Citizens about Romanian Police Forces

- ... Each interval is expressed by quantifiers with certain magnitudes, with a neutral point as central quantifier (Lopes, Nogueira-Martins, Andrade & Barros, 2011). As the image concept is a complex and multifaceted one (Halic & Chiciudean, 2004), in practice is very difficult to study all the indicators of an organization's image. Therefore, we focused on the employees’ image as a highly relevant imagological component of Police organization, based on the fact that the image of an institution is largely influenced by the interaction of its members with the outside world (Hatch & Schultz, 1997)....   [tags: foreign cultures, image concept]

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Encryption - The Art of Hidden Messages

- Introduction Encryption - The Art of Hidden Messages Cipher is used in cryptography for the algorithm purposes. The algorithms include the encryption and the decryption which includes of well defined series of steps that can be followed as a procedure. But sometimes we get the word cipher in a non technical usage which means a code. But this was distinguished from codes when it came to the classical cryptography. To put this information clear, they were used to operate the substitution depending on a large code book that linked characters or figures to a word or phrase....   [tags: Information Technology ]

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Transcript of Discussion with Joseph E. Stiglitz

- Transcript of Discussion with Joseph E. Stiglitz: Coryat: Thank you so much again for responding so quickly to my messages. I would like to start by asking you a few question on the growing inequality associated from minimum wage. Originally, my argument was centered on the dependency food stamps create. Getting guidance from my teacher I was able to realize that the government encourages inadequacy though for the most part it aims at helping the people. Would we benefit from increasing minimum wage....   [tags: Coryat, dialogue]

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The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner

- Bubblegum Soup In struggles of powers stretching worldwide, nobody wins. Death hunts all sides equally and cooly, whether axis or ally. This is, of course, is in reference to not just all wars, but more specifically the second World War, the War after the War to End All Wars, the cleanup on what the Great War swept under the rug. The second World War not only tore open the scars left by the first, but gave rise to a slew of new ones on the next generation; these scars being even more gruesome than before due to unfortunate advancements in war....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Word]

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The Fukuoka Earthquake in Japan

- The quake, which measured a preliminary magnitude of 7.0, brought railways across most of the region to a halt, crippled essential utilities and disrupted telephone services. In the city of Fukuoka, Mitsue Itoyama, 75, who was trapped by a collapsing wall later died in a hospital. Two other women, aged 56 and 83, were unconscious and in critical condition. More than 400 people received treatment at hospitals in Fukuoka Prefecture alone, including at least 15 with fractures and other serious injuries....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sagitta, a Constellation

- Sagitta, which means “the arrow” in Latin, is a constellation that can be found from all places on Earth, excluding the Antarctic Circle, at approximately +90° and -70°. It is located in the fourth quadrant of the northern hemisphere, inside the Milky Way, and can best be seen in the months of August and September at approximately 9:00 PM. Sagitta was first discovered by the renowned Greek astronomer, Ptolemy, in the second century. It is considered “ancient,” for it is one of the oldest recognized constellations....   [tags: Greek, Mythology, Arrow]

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Impulse Generator and Lightning Characteristics Simulation

- ... For different input values, the corresponding waveforms will be obtained. The main focus of this research will be towards accessing waveforms and its characteristics that corroborates the industry standard and laboratory experimental values with expected accuracy not lesser than 60%.This software will be made available to work in cross platform operating systems such as Windows, android, Mac etc. so that the user can download and install the application in their favourite media device at their own comfort....   [tags: insulation, electric power]

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Financial Markets And Natural Disasters

- Discussions regarding financial markets and natural disasters often center on risk management, highlighting the extreme losses than can occur. As risk management progresses into companies all over the world, determining the amount of risk present, and adjusting those risks in the best way suited for future objectives must be taken into consideration. Researchers are focusing on ways to calculate and diminish uncertainty, as well as detect, mitigate, and transfer the risk associated with over-industrializing and expansion of companies....   [tags: Risk management, Risk, Uncertainty, Management]

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Measuring Random Appraisal Error in Commercial Real Estate

- Recent empirical studies imply that most appraisal error is nonrandom, which suggests that strategies that advocate portfolio assembly over individual property selection may be defective. Each step of the appraisal process involves an unknown amount of estimation error. The combination of these errors is unlikely to produce a perfect, error-free estimate of value. Thus, appraisal error is virtually unavoidable. Investors need reasonable estimates of value when buying, selling, or retaining commercial property, so an unknown amount of appraisal error adds uncertainty to the decision-making process....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Research Proposal

- Statement of Research Proposal My broader research interests lie in the areas of international and comaparative political economy, applied game theory and quanttitative methodology. My current research projects focus on the simultaneous interaction between politics and economy at both the national and the international levels. I am particularly interested in the dynamic relationship between economic liberalization and political survival of authoritarian regimes. I also have a special interest in East Asian politics, particularly Chinese politics....   [tags: International Economy]

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Earthquakes Hazards And Disaster

- Earthquakes belong to the class of most disastrous natural hazards. They result in unexpected and tremendous earth movements. These movements results from dissemination of an enormous amount of intense energy in form of seismic waves which are detected by use of seismograms. The impact of earthquakes leaves behind several landmarks including: destruction of property, extensive disruption of services like sewer and water lines, loss of life, and causes instability in both economic and social components of the affected nation (Webcache 2)....   [tags: Natural Disaster]

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The Effects of Erosion and Loss of Marsh Land in the Southern United States

- Motivation for Research and Objectives Louisiana contains approximately 40% of the coastal wetlands of the lower forty-eight states. Louisiana has lost up to forty square miles of marsh per year for several decades (accounting for 80% of the nation’s annual coastal wetland loss) ( From a hydrologic standpoint, the wetlands replenish aquifers, hold excess floodwaters from intense rainfalls, and provide storm surge protection. The Nation also benefits from Louisiana’s coastal lands. Louisiana is responsible for a major part of our nation’s oil and gas production, shipping commerce, fisheries industry, fur harvesting, and oyster production, accounting for over 55,000 jobs and billi...   [tags: louisiana, soils, ]

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Short Story : Rape And The Effect It Has On Women During The Partition

- The first common theme in Saadat Manto’s short story is rape and the effect it has on women during the Partition. A young girl, Sakina, is raped by a few men of in her community while her father is desperately looking for her amongst the dangers and chaos of the Partition. He asks social workers to help him find Sakina. When they do, they approach her and assure her to go along with them. Sakina confides in them but then ends up being repeatedly raped. At first, Sakina is a terrified and hesitant young girl trying to avoid the men....   [tags: Short story, Fiction, Rape, Short stories]

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Relationship Between Hyperactivation in Basal Level and Upon Addition of 4-AP to Capacitation

- Relationship between hyperactivation in basal level and upon addition of 4-AP to capacitation The assessment of % hyperactivation after 2h incubation in CM and NCM showed that spermatozoa were hyperactivated in initial level and after addition of 4-AP in both media, but the magnitude of the incidence was greater in samples prepared in CM than those in NCM (P<0.05 significant difference between the initial hyperactivation in two media, and very highly significant difference between response to 4-AP in both media P<0.001) (Figure 11)....   [tags: Research Analysis]

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Fingerprint Recognition is One of the Oldest and Most Researched Fields of Biometrics

- ... These are the regions where there is large change in orientation. They are therefore very useful for alignment purposes and for fingerprint classification. Minutiae are features which can be used for Fingerprint classification and verification. However, an accurate definition of minutia has not been defined. In layman’s language, minutia is just an image and more precisely speaking it is a binary image inside a fingerprint image.The3 types of ridges are endings bifurcation ,short ridge(dot).When a ridge is ceased it is called a ridge ending....   [tags: bifurcation, ridge, verification]

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First impressions of Kurtz in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness v. Coppola's Apocalypse Now

- Whether the opinion is of a native in the jungle or a civilized adventurer, the only unanimous agreement to the characterization of the man is that the opinion from various angles distorts the facts until he is considered the epitome of a ‘complex’ character. On page 84 of Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Kurtz is introduced only as a man you should meet instead of his introduction as an awol colonel in the Coppola's film. From this brief moment in Conrad’s novel, one could generalize that he is only a great man and a pleasure to know....   [tags: jungle, mission, imperialism]

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Should Unborn Children Be Faced With The Risk Of Being Born Mentally Disabled

- Should unborn children be faced with the risk of being born mentally disabled, disfigured, or with other medical issues because their birth mother chose to work in a job position that has been clearly identified as exposing the fetus to toxic chemicals. Many organizations and companies have addressed the issue of fetal protection by implementing fetal protection policies. These policies have in turn affected fertile women who wish to pursue the job positions that have been regulated by fetal protection policy....   [tags: Fetus, Pregnancy, Abortion, Lead poisoning]

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What Factors Influence The Aggressiveness Of Children Who Have An Order Siblings

- Task 2 The research is aimed to see what factors influence the aggressiveness of children who have an order siblings. The sample are 666 children and an dependent variable is aggression and independent variables are parenting style, computer games, television, diet and sibling aggression. The hypothesis of this report is every variables influence on children’s aggression. The dataset in excel form is analyzed by Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). This report will focus on R square, adjusted R Square and coefficients....   [tags: Regression analysis, Statistics, Constant]

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Critical Success Factors Affecting British Petroleum Unwillingness Address The Firm Safety Process

- The term risk is employed in the description of the uncertainty or probability of the occurrence of an undesired and unforeseen event. The consequences, magnitude of the risk is specific to individuals and the activities they engage in. Risk management is defined as the identification, management and risk prioritization which is mostly preceded by the coordination and the application of monitoring economic resources, controlling of the probability of the occurrence of the hazard, which is all targeted towards the maximization of business opportunities....   [tags: Risk management, Risk, Project management]

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