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The Importance of Letters in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

- The Importance of Letters in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice To reveal how useful the letters are in ‘Pride and Prejudice’, we need to look at the history behind letter writing. Jane Austen’s novel, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ was written in 1813. The main form of communication then was by letters. However, they did not have a Central Postal system that we have today, where if you want to send a letter or parcel urgently then it could arrive within a few hours, instead they had their mail sent by Mail Coach....   [tags: Jane Austen Pride Prejudice Essays]

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Civil Rights for the Disabled: The Rehabilitation Act of 1973

- I. Identification and Overview of the Policy After years of discrimination, it looked as though people with disabilities would finally fine justice. In 1968 a bill was proposed that would enable people with disabilities to seek protection from the government. One would think that this bill would be welcomed into our society, but the events that followed proved quite the contrary. It took five years, three changes of administration and two presidential vetoes to pass the Rehabilitation Act. President Richard Nixon signed the bill into law on September 26, 1973....   [tags: Law Case Studies]

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The Effect of the First World War on Women's Rights

- The Effect of the First World War on Women's Rights By 1918, when the war had ended, there had been a change of attitude towards women and the right to vote. The Representation of the People Act gave the vote to some women and before the war all attempts by the women's movement to get the vote passed through Parliament had failed. Therefore, the work done by women in the war (1914-1918) proved to be very important in bringing about the change of attitudes towards women and allowing some to vote....   [tags: Papers]

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Thos Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49: No Escape

-      There are two levels of participation within The Crying of Lot 49:  that of the characters, such as Oedipa Maas, whose world is limited to the text, and that of the reader, who looks at the world from outside it but who is also affected the world created by the text.3  Both the reader and the characters have the same problems observing the chaos around them.  The protagonist in The Crying of Lot 49, Oedipa Mass, like the reader, is forced to either involve herself in the deciphering of clues or not participate at all.4 The philosophy behind The Crying of Lot 49 seems to lie in the synthesis of philosophers and modern physicists.  Ludwig Wittgenstein viewed the world as a "totality of...   [tags: Crying Lot 49 Essays]

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We Must Never Surrender the Right of Open Discussion

- We Must Never Surrender the Right of Open Discussion As a nation, we need thoughtful discussion concerning the September 11 attacks. In a time when open discussion is more necessary than ever, it is discouraging to see simple questions about our nations interests, posed in these forums, branded as anti-American, inappropriate, or as enemies within. Now more than ever, careful and respectful debate can grant us the informational dexterity needed to maintain an open and neutral perspective as events unfold....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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Gun Control is NOT the Answer to Juvenile Crime

- "In October 1997, a 16-year old in Pearl, Mississippi, first killed his mother and then went to school and shot nine students, two fatally; in December 1997 a 14-year old went to his school in West Paducah, Kentucky, killed three students and wounded five others; in March last year, two boys, aged eleven and thirteen, killed four girls and a teacher outside their school in Jonesboro, Arkansas; the next month a science teacher was shot dead, allegedly by a 14-year old, at a school dance in Edinsboro, Pennsylvania; last May in Fayetteville, Tennessee, an 18-year old student allegedly shot dead a classmate in the school car park; two days later, in Springfield, Oregon, a 15-year old op...   [tags: 2nd Amendment Constitution The Right To Bear Arms]

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E-mail, Instant Messaging and Chat Rooms: The New Letter?

- E-mail, Instant Messaging and Chat Rooms: The New Letter. Personal communication over distance used to be laborious – considerable physical impediments slowed the process. In the 1800’s, an aristocratic gentlemen hand-penned a letter with a quill pen and bottled ink, sealed the envelope with melted wax, and sent a footman to hand-deliver the missive to his faraway love; in the midst of battle, foot-soldiers ran relays across hostile territories, rushing battle plans to waiting troops; news of the California gold rush galloped across America by horseback....   [tags: Communication Communicating Essays]

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The Impact of Emerging Technology on the Public Sector

- The Impact of Emerging Technology on the Public Sector The impact of information technology has been tremendous within the public sector. Over the years, the growth and development of technology has caused the public sector to change. One of the most significant changes in technology has been the evolution of the information systems and how their development has reshaped the way the world uses technology. “It has been just over fifty years since the worlds first programmable computer became operational....   [tags: Technology Technological Papers]

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The Paperless Office and Paperless Society Will Never Happen

- The Paperless Office and the Paperless Society Will Never Happen With the widespread introduction of computer terminals into offices, and the growing popularity of the personal computer, futurists and computer proponents envisioned the arrival of the “paperless office”. They predicted that in the near future, virtually all paper consumed in offices would be replaced by electronic, computer based mediums. Office workers, who before the advent of the computer relied entirely on typewriters, paper filing systems, and printed documents, could now create, store, and share information using computers....   [tags: Electronics Technology Computers]

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Case Study about Work System Framework of a Company

- Executive Summary TradX is a company that aims to sell furniture to retailers and special targeted companies. By analyzing the case study, which is on TradX Company, we came up with two different work systems for the company's trade actions. The work systems are "Replenish Retailer Inventory" and "Direct Selling." Moreover, the performance variables for the business processes are discussed in detail in the report. The report then talks about how an introduction of electronic information system may affect TradX work systems....   [tags: Business Case Studies]

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Margaret Sanger and the Fight for Birth Control

- Margaret's quest began long before she was known by the public. It started when she was just a young girl. As with most children, her parents were a large influence on her life, but in a way different than perhaps many others. Margaret's father provided her with all the mental tools she would need to succeed. A free thinker and outspoken radical, her father, Michael Higgins, influenced his young daughter to act the same way; to question everything and to stand up for what she believed in. Though Margaret loved her mother, she conceded that definetly her father was the major influence in her early life....   [tags: Contraceptives, Birth Control Essays]

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H. George Frederickson’s The Spirit of Public Administration

- H. George Frederickson’s “The Spirit of Public Administration” is an informative yet drab look at motivating public administrators. Frederickson discusses a wide variety of topics that would be useful to any public administrator, but the verbiage used is a bit difficult for an individual that may be entering into the service field “The Spirit of Public Administration is broken down into three parts. These parts are: Part I: Governance, Politics, and the Public Part II: Issues of Fairness Part III: Ethics, Citizenship, and Benevolence in Public Administration Frederickson did take the initiative to explain public administration and some of its functions before going in-depth on different fa...   [tags: essays research papers]

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British Irish Relations over the past 300 years

- British- Irish relations over the past three hundred years have been troubled. There have been many tensions caused by religion in Northern Ireland and Britain's unfair rule of Northern Ireland. The British are guilty of many of the indignities suffered by the Irish people. They are also guilty of causing all of the religious and territorial conflicts between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland. The division between Northern and Southern Ireland dates back to the 16th century. A succession of English monarchs had used the planting of Protestant English and Scottish people on lands seized from Irish Catholics as a way of increasing loyalty to the British Crown....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Society’s Influences in the 18th and 19th Centuries

- Society’s Influences in the 18th and 19th Centuries For Europe in the 18th and 19th century, change was everywhere. The Industrial Revolution was pivotal in terms of agriculture, clothing, technology, transportation, communication and urbanization. England is recognized for the birth of the Industrial Revolution. Because they had the government’s encouragement, the technological resources, and a varied trade network. Because Britain lacked oak and had an abundance of coal and iron, these two easy to mine materials then efficiently powered fuel....   [tags: History Historical Essays]

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Political, Industrial, & Military Powers of Industrial Revolution

- Political, Industrial, & Military Powers of Industrial Revolution By the 1750s the industrial revolution had begun and there were many advancements directed at cotton weaving as a result of limited technology. Because of this limited technology people were slow in inventing other types of machines. This of was a time of drastic change and transformation from the use of mere hand tools to using powerful machines. A problem with these revolutionary machines was the amount of pollution that was produced, such as CO2, and the faulty methods in which these pollution problems were dealt with....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Cookies and Price Discrimination on the Internet

- Abstract      This paper discusses a recent controversy in which Amazon.com was found to be pricing the same product differently for different customers.  This paper addresses the ethical implications that such an action could have on such a young industry.  Is it discrimination or is it justified research. Imagine this: you are strolling through the aisles of your favorite grocery store.  You have the sudden craving for some sweets so you head to the cereal aisle.  There you see a seemingly endless array of colorful boxes.  You stroll on over, pushing your cart all the way, as you finally end up in front of a cheerful box of Cap'n Crunch.  You look at the price, and, lucky you, this product...   [tags: Technology Essays]

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Essay on Names in Song of Solomon

- The Importance of Names in Song of Solomon      Abstract:  In Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon, names have great implication.  Language is extremely personal and deeply rooted in culture.  Names are an integral part of language, and they help to establish identity, define personality, and show ownership through formal and informal usage.   " 'Tis but thy name that is my enemy; / Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. / What's Montague. it is nor hand, nor foot, / Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part / Belonging to a man.  O, be some other name....   [tags: Song Solomon essays]

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Communism: America Denies Freedoms to its Citizens

- Communism: America Denies Freedoms to its Citizens We fight for freedom abroad, but deny it to those at home.  The 1920s presents a perfect example -- the U.S. was just finishing WWI in which they fought for freedom in a foreign country, but right after the war they denied freedom to those on their home front.  Our Constitution should protect its citizen’s rights and freedoms, and then it can stop when we all realize that the Constitution is just a piece of paper.  It has no bearing unless it is written upon the hearts of government officials and they choose to follow these laws.  And from the past one should realize that this is not always possible.  As for the 1920s, the U.S....   [tags: American America History]

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The World of Writing According to Email

- The World of Writing According to Email The world is an ever changing place, and with the advancement of cyber culture technology, many times we are faced with new ideas and ways of life that we never dreamed would be possible. With these changes, we are also faced with the making personal decisions of whether we believe these new ways have helped or harmed the world of writing. I remember the moment e-mail entered my life. It was a week after my family had dropped my older brother, the first born, off to his freshman year at Bowling Green State University....   [tags: Internet Technology e-mail Essays]

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Should Everything on the Internet be Free?

- Should Everything on the Computer be Free. Many people say, "The best things in life are free." However, when we say this, we don’t particularly mean materialistic items. Nearly two years ago this saying was heard by those who may have won the lottery or whom may have been in love and feels that it is the best thing. Nevertheless, a few years ago nearly nothing was free and if it was there was always a catch to go along with it. Now that the Internet has become so popular it is difficult not to find something for free....   [tags: Internet Technology Argumentative Papers]

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Violence in the Workplace: A Growing Problem

- Violence in the Workplace A Growing Problem It was six years ago this year that our radio and television stations were inundated with visions and news beyond one’s imagination. An unknown individual or group had bombed the Oklahoma City Federal Building. As we sat attentatively watching our television, we saw small children and adults being carried away by fire fighters, and others were laid out on the floor awaiting medical assistance. This was to be one of the worst terrorist attacks the century was to see....   [tags: Workplace Health and Safety]

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Online Teaching – Now and the Future

- Online Teaching – Now and the Future Online teaching is defined as any educational activity that requires a student to complete some learning or assessment activity via a personal computer and a connection to a network (Murdoch University Academic Council 1999). This network connection is usually to the Internet (Demirdjian 2002). It is a seen by the Murdoch University Academic Council as a teaching and learning technology, not a method of study (2002), but this depends on how it is to be used and by whom....   [tags: Internet Technology Education Essays]

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How Much Does It Cost to Save?

- How Much Does It Cost to Save. The impact of software development offshore outsourcing has many economic and social impacts. Economically, India is thriving with GDP growth accelerating exponentially including having the potential to achieve double-digit growth.1 Meanwhile, in the United States, the numbers relating to developer jobs are quite the opposite. Most figures suggest that by 2015, roughly 3.3 million business-processing jobs will have moved abroad. As of July 2003, around 400,000 jobs already had.2 Socially, job loss has many strong emotional implications....   [tags: Economics Employment Jobs Essays]

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Is Globalisation a Myth or a Fact?

- The term globalisation describes the process of becoming worldwide in scope or application, and the increasing interdependency of nation-sates. At least - that gives us one loose definition for globalisation, but as Scholte (2000) realises, globalisation is a thoroughly contested subject, with arguments extend across the issue of definition as well as measurement, chronology, explanation and normative judgement. In fact, Scholte identifies five contrasting definitions for the word 'globalisation' as used by a number of the subject's commentators and critics - internationalisation, liberalisation, universalisation, western/modernisation and deterrioralisation are (2000: 13)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Historical Analysis of the Military Draft Policy

- Historical Analysis of the Military Draft Policy The Constitution adopted in 1789 gave Congress the "power to raise and support armies," but it neither mentioned nor prohibited conscription. The Framers left that issue to the future, although most of them believed that the United States like Britain would enlist its men rather than conscript them, and would pay for its armies through the power to tax. Not until World War I did the United States rely primarily upon conscription. The Selective Service Act of 1917 was adopted in large part because a civilian-led "preparedness" movement had persuaded many Americans that a selective national draft was the most equitable and efficient way for a...   [tags: Military Army Drafting History Essays]

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To Achieve both Power and Democratic Representation

- While the Constitution intentionally provides checks on congressional power, it also grants Congress significant powers in three important areas: economic affairs, domestic affairs, and foreign affairs. In addition, Congress is granted flexibility in the elastic clause that allows Congress to pass laws that are 'necessary and proper" for executing the powers explicitly assigned to it in Article 1, section 8 of the Constitution. It is not only the characteristics of congressmen that make Congress an imperfect mirror of the people; many congressmen do not see their job as one of simply reflecting the will of the people....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Patrice Lumumba’s Struggle Against Belgian Imperialism

- Patrice Lumumba’s Struggle Against Belgian Imperialism It is hard to believe that in 2002 there is still imperialism being practiced in the world, but the fact of the matter is, it is. Imperialism is the policy of extending a nation’s territory or power by establishing dominance over other nations. A modern example of imperialism is the Congo. At the 1885 Berlin Conference, where the European powers carved up most of Africa among themselves, they sanctioned the claim of Belgian King Leopold II to sole authority over the Congo, a land mass 75 times the area of Belgium....   [tags: Politics Political Essays]

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Fraud, Waste and Abuse Research Project

- Fraud, Waste and Abuse Research Project Combating fraud in the private sector is a difficult task. Trying to combat fraud in the public sector is daunting. In 1999 15.7% of the American workforce were employed by a government entity (federal, state, and local).[1] Mirroring society, government will have its share of perpetrators. The difference from the private sector is in the scope of the fraud committed, the loss of the public trust, the blaring headlines from news media, and difficulty in making necessary changes to combat the problems....   [tags: Government Business Argumentative Essays]

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Student's Death Raises Concerns about Weapons

- Student's Death Raises Concerns about Weapons Brett Schweinberg, a 19-year-old Emerson student and Brookline resident, never imagined that a night intended for so much celebration in Boston could end so tragically. Schweinberg was one of an estimated 80,000 revelers who flooded the streets of Kenmore Square and the Fenway Park neighborhood in the early hours of Oct. 21, following the Boston Red Sox’s ALCS victory over the New York Yankees. “It was really a happy, fun, cheering crowd,” Schweinberg said....   [tags: Journalism Violence Crime Papers]

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The Art of the Postage Stamp

- The Art of the Postage Stamp When I imagine an artist, I picture a Parisian dabbing at a sprawling masterpiece between drags on a cigarette seated in an extravagantly long holder. He stands amid a motley sea of color, great splashes of vermillion and ultramarine and yellow ochre hiding the tarp on the studio floor. Somehow, not one lonely drop of paint adorns his Italian leather shoes with their pointed toes like baguettes. In my grand visions, I overlook a slightly smaller medium: the postage stamp....   [tags: Art Mail Essays]

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Egoist and Utilitarian Responses to Terrorism

- Terrorism was not a dormant issue in the media until the attacks on the USA. The organised use of violence to target non-combatants for political purposes, is one of the most effective ways to gain media attention. Mainly used by extremist groups in the hopes of gaining recognition for their religious or political cause. Several attacks on the US have recently made headlines The attack on the USS Cole (October 12, 2000), US Embassy bombings in Kenya + Tanzania (August 7, 1998), Oklahoma City bombing (April 19, 1995) , the World Trade Centre bombing on February 27 1993 and finally the World Trade Centre bombing on September 11, 2001....   [tags: Egoist, Utilitarian ]

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The English contract Offer and Acceptance

- The English contract Offer and Acceptance General principles There are three basic essentials to the creation of contract which will be recognised and enforced by the courts. These are: contractual intention, agreement and consideration. The Definition of Offer. This is an expression of willingness to contract made with the intention (actual or apparent) that it shall become binding on the offeror as soon as the person to whom it is addressed accepts it. An offer can be made to one person or a group of persons or to the world at large....   [tags: essays papers]

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Foster Creek Post Office Case Study

- Foster Creek Post Office Case Study Background of Case This case is about an experienced city postal carrier who has recently filled a position at a small town post office and has difficulty adjusting to a different way of life. The central characters include: Larry (the postmaster of Foster Creek), Jim (a senior carrier) and George (a senior carrier). The Foster Creek Post Office exists in a small town and the typical way of life is carried through at the post office. Harry has arrived at Foster from a fast-paced big city post office....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework]

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Direct Marketing and Avon Beauty Products

- Direct marketing The definition of DM is very complicated but it is simply selling a product or service via direct advertising sent through the mail, and also via several Internet promotion methods. The direct selling method enables the consumers to bypass inefficient wholesale and retail distribution systems. Women who left business in order to have children is able to do part time business, and also a very attractive career for woman reentering the work force. According to the “Direct selling Assosiation”, 1,230,000 women engaged in direct selling in 19924....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework]

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Analysis of Internet Protocols and Infrastructure

- Analysis of Internet Protocols and Infrastructure Introduction: Network: Anything reticulated or decussated at equal distances, with interstices between the intersections. - A Dictionary of the English Language SECTION : 1 1.1 WHAT IS A NETWORK. A) What is a network. A network is simply a collection of machines connected in some way that allows them to communicate with each other and share information. To do this the machines have to be connected in some way that allows communication, and have an agreed upon a language to talk when they do communicate....   [tags: Internet Technology Protocols Essays]

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Marketing Mix for Manchester United Product

- Marketing Mix for Manchester United Product: A massive sports store selling Manchester united. Introduction Marketing Strategic marketing: defined by Stevens, Loudon, Wrenn, and Warren (1997). ‘Consisting of the complete plan for the accomplishments of the organisation’s mission statements and stated objectives’ And by Hiebing and Cooper (1995) ‘Marketing strategy is a statement detailing how an individual marketing objective will be achieved, and describes the method for accomplishing the objective’ Whereas market strategies are a system designed to help make the decisions that will create a fit between your organisations goals and resources and changing market opportunities’ (Gray 199...   [tags: Business Management Studies]

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constitution and the article of confederation

- “The Constitution devotes the national domain to union, to justice, to defense, to welfare and to liberty” (Maier 154). This quote, stated by William Henry Seward, displays the strength and stability that the Constitution had over the nation, and the liberty and justice it supplied for all of its citizens. Although the Constitution and the Articles of Confederation have similarities, they have many differences, which proved that the Articles of Confederation were a weaker document in comparison....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Expanation Of A Rose For Emily

- &#8220;A Rose for Emily'; William Faulkner wrote the short story &#8220;A Rose for Emily';. It was published in 1930. The story was set in the Deep South, Jefferson to be precise. The time period was from 1884 to 1920. Emily Grierson was the main character in the story. Faulkner uses characterization to revel the character of Emily, he expresses the content of her character through physical description, through her actions, words, and feelings, through a narrator&#8217;s direct comments about the character&#8217;s nature and through the actions, words, and feelings of other characters....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Fed Ex vs UPS Case Analysis

- Executive Summery The parcel service industry is made up of four main competitors. These competitors are UPS, FedEx, Airborne Express, and the U.S. Postal Service. Since 2000, American consumers have spent more than $50 billion to ship parcels, packages, and overnight letters. New parcel distribution patterns developed due to the way U.S. manufacturing companies are operating. The Internet has expanded the reach of direct marketing, particularly with retail transactions requiring home delivery....   [tags: essays research papers]

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British Imperialism in India and China

- British Imperialism in India and China Imperialism is the domination of a weaker country by a stronger country. For instance Britain dominated India and China in the mid 1880s to the beginning of the 20th century. Imperialism has had both a positive and negative effects on the countries involved. Britain was imperialistic for many reasons, it could dominate because it had the technology and power to do so. They also needed land to acquire raw materials for growing markets.      One country that had imperialism was India....   [tags: English Imperialism Colonialism]

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integrated marketing and the many factors

- “Integrated marketing communication simply recognises the need to plan and build up all relevant marketing communications so that they work together in harmony to the greatest effect with greatest efficiency” (Pickton and Broderick, 2001: 47) Linton and Morley “list ten potential benefits of integrated marketing communications” (Linton and Morley 1995: 124) • Creative Integrity • Consistent Messages • Unbiased Marketing Recommendations • Better Use of Media • Greater Marketing Precision • Operational Efficiency • Cost Savings • High-calibre consistent service • Easier working relations • Greater agency accountability In brief the value of IMC is t...   [tags: essays research papers]

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When Filing for Bankruptcy in Canada

- This received a 27/28 in my OAC law class so, have a blast..... WHEN FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY IN CANADA The law sometimes seems to pervade all aspects of our lives and an involvement with bankruptcy and insolvency law has proved to be almost unavoidable for business people in Canada during the 1990's. In simplest term, corporate and individual bankruptcy law provides a set of rules to prevent chaos among the creditors of an insolvent corporation or individual. The legislation is a complex in part because those creditors fall into so many categories-secured creditors, unsecured creditors, government creditors, and so on-each with its own special rights and interests in the bankruptcy process....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Thomas Pynchon's The Crying Lot 49

- Peter Barry says of the cultural materialist approach to literature that “it is difficult to know how to ‘place’ writing of this kind” (189). By “writing” Barry refers to cultural materialist criticism itself—not the work being criticized—but it is probably safe to assume that the analysis properly reflects the analyzed in this respect. It is certainly arguable that Thomas Pynchon’s THE CRYING OF LOT 49 qualifies as “difficult to place,” and this may be its only legitimate connection offered to a cultural materialist reading....   [tags: Pynchon Crying Lot 49 Essays]

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The Failure of The American Government

- “Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state.They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” —Frédéric Bastiat I—Introduction This essay argues that argumentation to promote policies which reduce government waste is futile as a conduit for actual change. Politicians will do what makes them survive in their profession, and if they do not they will be replaced by those who do. Advances in economic science have made it clear that well-functioning markets enhance welfare, yet many industries are protected by tariffs if not directly by money from the government, labour markets remain distorted in various ways, and rent control is still not uncommon....   [tags: Political Science 2014]

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Exploring the Types of Business Organisations

- Exploring the Types of Business Organisations There are two Business Sectors: Public Sector These are businesses owned and run by the government. Some examples of Services provided in the public sector are the postal service, schools, colleges, housing environment, some bus and train services, fire, police, ambulance and local justice and social services. Their method of raising capital is different as Private Sector businesses have to raise their own capital e.g. their own money, a bank loan etc....   [tags: Papers]

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Free Essays on Internet Security

- Internet Security      Internet insecurity is a sufficient cause of distrust in the medium. A lack of faith in it as a viable marketplace due to this insecurity stems from three reasons. People are skeptical due to the already publicized cases of security breeches. Whether in movies, television, or magazines, many have recently become very aware of the possible danger that they face. Users and non-users may also fear that the Internet could have a "big brother" effect. With the abundance of information on the Internet, some feel that it has too much control, and that users sacrifice their privacy....   [tags: Technology Essays]

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Draconian Internet Laws in Australia

-    The Internet is a revolutionary new medium that has provided people the world round a new medium of communication.  In "cyberspace" as the Internet has been nicknamed, everyone can have a voice and it is relatively easy for one person to reach a very large audience.  In addition to revolutionizing the way messages are broadcasted, cyberspace has also revolutionized peer-to-peer communication.  E-mail and instant messaging have become a very convenient method of communication for many people, oftentimes replacing the use of telephones and conventional postal mail.  However, the new methods of communication emerging on the Internet have also created a new communication medium for criminal...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Cultural Roots of Technology

- “A technology evolves within a culture and its particular demands and preoccupations, intertwined with that society’s particular environment (Teresi, 356)”. As the human race and daily life becomes more advanced, there are times when it becomes necessary to consider the variables that influence our society. These variables-religion, tradition, environment, etc. - make up the culture of a society. New technologies are created when the people living in a particular society feel that one of these variables needs to be expanded upon or changed (Discovery Channel, Feb....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]

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American Censorship of Japanese Animation

- American Censorship of Japanese Animation Abrstract: This essay will explore why Americans feel the need to censor Japanese Animation, how the Japanese culture differs from American culture, and how to solve the growing debate of the censorship of Japanese media.              Japan, that strange and exotic land in the east, has a complex and interesting history that has shaped and molded its culture into a very unique society today.  Of course their customs have influenced their entertainment, especially television and movies.  In a day and age where information is free to all through the internet and reliable postal systems these television shows, movies, toys, and comics have made their...   [tags: Television Media TV Censorship]

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The Joy of Corporate Profits

- Whether it's Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan leading the Million-Man March, anti-WTO protesters or AIDS activists, we're frequently treated to the chant demanding "People Before Profits." Since profit demagoguery is a deceptively appealing tool used by scoundrels everywhere, let's de-mystify the concept of profits. Let's first get its definition out of the way. Profits represent the residual claim earned by entrepreneurs. It's what's left after all other costs - wages, rent, interest - have been paid....   [tags: Corporate Profits Pay For Universities]

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The Enforcement of International Law

- Members of The United Nations have a duty “to maintain international peace…in conformity with the principles of justice and international law.”[1] China, a core member of the United Nations since its formation in 1945, fails to comply with international human rights’ norms set forth by The United Nations Charter. This failure is noticeably prevalent in the practices of the Chinese Legal System. Its judicial proceedings in handling peaceful, political dissenters fail to provide the minimum protection of human rights guaranteed to all through international law....   [tags: United Nations Legal Justice Papers]

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Common Themes of Three Songs

- The Postal Service released three hits; The District Sleeps Alone Tonight, Such Great Heights, and Clark Gable. These songs all share a common theme; teenage self-loathing love songs. I will be analyzing these three songs and the common themes between them. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight is about the singer gaining an understanding of why he is not with the one he loves. He sings “I’ll wear my badge…a vinyl sticker with big block letters adherent to my chest that tells your new friends I am a visitor here.” This is expressing that to her it always seemed it was never going to last....   [tags: Music Comparison]

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Global Look at Internet Censorship

- Global Look at Internet Censorship Introduction Many Americans take for granted the freedom that living in the United States allows us. As we go through our days, we whine about our bosses, the governor’s latest political agenda, or read commentary about how the war in Iraq is morally wrong. Whether we are sending e-mail, posting on message boards, or reading the news online, we are guaranteed the same freedom of self expression that we enjoy offline. In other countries, the mere act of accessing websites that criticize the government is an offense that can land you in prison....   [tags: Internet Censoring Censorship Cyberspace Essays]

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History of the Electric Vehicle

- History of the Electric Vehicle The History of Development: In general the automobile was invented to transport people. Horses were the main mode of transportation and a self powered vehicle seemed to offer many benefits. We have looked at the automobile history and seen how this innovation occurred. The United States in the 19th century had been developing a very successful metal-working industry, which included firearms, sewing machines and machine tools. Not only did this push technology ahead but it also created demand products of a complex technical nature....   [tags: Cars Electricity Vehicles Historical Essays]

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THE WAI AND DISABLED POPULATIONS

- THE WAI AND DISABLED POPULATIONS Introduction-In a world where the Internet is the fastest growing method of communication and educational resources, it should be available to all of its users. However, it seems that the creators seemed to have left out a certain group of people. This group of people would be the disabled population of the world. It might seem to the "normal person" that this is not a big issue. Contrary to what people might think it truly is. The Web Accessibility Initiative was established by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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United Parcel Service - UPS

- UPS At 12:01 a.m. August 04,1997, 185,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, one of the largest and historically most powerful unions in the U.S., struck against the United Parcel Service, the company which ships 80 percent of all packages in the country. It was the first nationwide strike in the 90-year history of UPS, and involves more workers than any strike in this decade. "It's Our Contract, We'll Fight for It" said Teamster signs. It's more than just a contract dispute, and what's needed is a fight to win this key labor battle....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework]

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How to Buy a Computer

- How to Buy a Computer Even though computers are a great technological bargain, you can still get burned, and it's best to have a plan before acquiring one. Many computer shoppers make these mistakes they, buy a computer, then they buy some programs, then they learn how to use the programs, then they learn about the computer itself. This is exactly backwards. I would like to take you through these four steps, in the correct order; learn a bit about computers, learn a bit about programs, select the type of programs you want, and how to choose a computer....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Trying To Avoid Gay Stereotypes

- My name is Rob Geis, and I’m a male college student who happens to be gay. Now, I’m not an “oh-my-God!” gay, nor am I an “honey, that blouse is all wrong” gay, but for some reason that image gets stuck in people’s minds when I tell them that I am gay. In many ways, coming out was one of the most liberating experiences of my life. I‘m free to do whatever I want under the banner of homosexuality: I can wear skimpy, too-tight clothing that doesn’t suit me, put on makeup, act effeminate and cutesy, or cry at the drop of a hat, without society so much as batting an eye....   [tags: Top 10 Gay Stereotypes]

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E-commerce and the Global Market

- Electronic commerce (e-commerce) over the Internet is the fastest growing method for consumers to conduct business. Less than ten years old and it already has radically altered the potential to economic activities and the social environment. There are nearly 200 million Internet users worldwide currently. Of these 200 million users, roughly 40 percent reside in the United States (Styliano, A., Robbins, S. & Jackson, P., 2003). E-commerce currently affects large sectors such as communications, banking and the retail industry....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Drug Testing in the Workplace

-      Drug testing has become a very big issue for many companies. Approximately eighty-one percent of companies in the United States administer drug testing to their employees. Of these, seventy-seven percent of companies test employees prior to employment. Even with the commonality of drug testing, it is still a practice that is generally limited to larger corporations which have the financial stability, as well as the human resources to effectively carry out a drug testing program. In the United States, it is suggested that as many as 70 percent of drug users are employed....   [tags: Pre-Employment Drug Testing]

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Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed

-      Barbara Ehrenreich is a journalist who wrote the book Nickel and Dimed. She goes undercover to see how it feels to work for $6 to $7 an hour. She leaves her regular life to explore the experiences of a minimum wage worker. Ehrenreich travels to Florida, Maine, and Minnesota, looking for jobs and places to live on a minimum wage salary. At one point in time, she had to work two jobs to makes ends meet. As she worked all these jobs, she discovered many problems in the social world. The things she went through were not the types of situations that she usually experienced....   [tags: Barbara Ehrenreich Nickel Dimed Essays]

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The International Civil Aviation Organization

- The International Civil Aviation Organization Origin, Objectives and Achievements Introduction: Civil aviation is a powerful force for progress in our modern global society. It creates and supports millions of jobs worldwide. It forms part of the economic lifeline of many countries. It is a catalyst for travel and tourism, the world's largest industry. Beyond economics, air transport enriches the social and cultural fabric of society and contributes to the attainment of peace and prosperity throughout the world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Necessity Of Computer Security

- The Necessity Of Computer Security When the first electronic computers emerged from university and military laboratories in the late 1940s and early 1950s, visionaries proclaimed them the harbingers of a second industrial revolution that would transform business, government and industry. But few laymen, even if they were aware of the machines, could see the connection. Experts too, were sceptical. Not only were computers huge, expensive, one-of-a-kind devices designed for performing abstruse scientific and military calculations, such as cracking codes and calculations missile trajectories, they were also extremely difficult to handle....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Faulkner The Quintessential Southern Writer

- Faulkner The Quintessential Southern Writer William Faulkner: The Quintessential Southern Writer On September 25, 1897 in New Albany, Mississippi, a son was born to Murry Cuthbert and Maud Butler Faulkner. This baby, born into a proud, genteel Southern family, would become a mischievous boy, an indifferent student, and drop out of school; yet “his mother’s faith in him was absolutely unshakable. When so many others easily and confidently pronounced her son a failure, she insisted that he was a genius and that the world would come to recognize that fact” (Zane)....   [tags: essays papers]

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Key Elements of Representative Government

- Key Elements of Representative Government For democratic decision-making to function effectively, there are specific elements that are outlined in the key elements of representative government. These include: * The rule of law * Universal franchise and regular elections * One vote one value and secret ballot * Payment of members of parliament * Parliamentary privilege * Rights to protest, association and political expression * Open parliamentary debates * Separation of powers The rule of law states that citizens must have equal standing before the law, to stand for election and to vote....   [tags: Papers]

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Qualitative Research Versus Quantitative Research

- Qualitative Research Versus Quantitative Research Quantitative research data is a formal, objective, systematic process in which numerical data is utilised to obtain information around the world. Quantitative research is all about quantifying the relationships between variables such as height, weight. It is obtained by such things as questionnaires, official statistics and planned interviews and then from the numerical data we can identify trends and correlations and get an idea of the attitudes of large numbers of people which can be very helpful....   [tags: Research Methods Analysis]

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Philippine Retirement Authority

- An Information Technology Audit on the Philippine Retirement Authority Special Retiree Service Syste 1.0 INTRODUCTION The previous paper illustrated the present state of the Philippine Retirement Authority, its processes, and finally concluded with an assessment of its the SWOT elements. This report follows up by asking: Given its vision of developing the Philippines into a retirement haven, will investing in information technology bring the PRA closer to its vision. We believe that there is enough impetus to pursue investments in information technology for reasons that many tourist entries are enjoyed by the country, while the number of retirees is expected to dramatically increase a...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Contemplating Sartre's No Exit

- Contemplating Sartre's No Exit In No Exit, Sartre provides a compelling answer to the problem of other minds through the medium of drama. He puts two women (Inez and Estelle) in one hotel room with one man (Garcin) for all of eternity. This is his concept of hell, and he makes this point in one of the last few lines of the play: "Hell is--other people!" There are no torture racks or red-hot pitchforks in hell because they're after "an economy of man-power--or devil-power if you prefer." Each person is there (in hell) for a specific reason: Garcin because he cheated on and tormented his wife, Estelle because she killed her own child and her lover, then committed suicide, and Inez bec...   [tags: Philosophy essays]

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The Bicycles Changed America

- The Bicycles Changed America The great changes in American society that came with the introduction bicycle in the late 19th century are often overshadowed by the influence of the automobile in the following decades. Today, bicycles are often seen as an alternative mode of transportation - a cleaner and more environmentally conscious form of travel. Because of this, it may be difficult to realize the incredible modernizing effects that bicycles had on American society when they were first introduced....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Cuba: Then and Now

- Cuba: Then and Now In the Treaty of Paris of 1898, Spain relinquished all sovereignty over Cuba. For a time, the policy of the United States toward Cuba was somewhat ambivalent. The Teller Amendment at the beginning of the Spanish-American War had pledged the restoration of Cuba to the Cubans. However, at the same time the United States was determined that it would not be placed after the war with Spain in a worse position in regard to its vital interests in Cuba than it had been when Cuba was a Spanish possession....   [tags: Comparison Contrast Government Politics Papers]

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Perversion and the Internet

- Perversion and the Internet The Internet. An information super-highway to hate, violence, and child pornography. Sure it was ok when the nudie pictures came out, but teaching children racism and bigotry and exploiting innocent children in a sexual manner is taking things a little too far. Buckle your seatbelts and strap on those eyeglasses; we are about to take a ride on the “Informational Highway”. The First Amendment has been stretched, ripped, and torn into little pieces of propaganda, conveniently located on the “World-Wide-Web” for the viewing pleasures of all; young and old....   [tags: Internet Web Cyberspace Essays]

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In Defense of Chatrooms

- In Defense of Chatrooms With the advent of the Internet, fewer people are using the telephone or postal system as media of interactive communication exchanges due to their specific uses and limitations. While the former does not allow one to chat with several others from all over the world simultaneously and at a reasonable cost, the latter is handicapped by its time-consuming nature. Replacing the two mediums is a fast and rising newcomer, chatrooms, which offer an unprecedented opportunity to interact effectively, cheaply and widely, with multiple individuals at a time and in faraway places too....   [tags: Technology Internet Computers Papers]

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Lawn Pesticides and Chemicals

- Lawn Pesticides and Chemicals Recently, the use of lawn pesticides and chemicals has grown enormously with home owners and golf course management in hope of attaining "the perfect turf." However, the negative effects that are associated with attaining ones "dream turf" is primarily caused by the direct use of pesticides and chemicals. The chemical pesticide industry fails to address these issues and has made every effort to keep this information from the public. Herbicides and pesticides are not a natural way to achieve a beautiful lawn, contrary to what lawn care companies would like people to believe....   [tags: Health Toxic Substances Essays]

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Ben Franklin: Early Life

- Ben Franklin: Early Life In his many careers as a printer, moralist, essayist, civic leader, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, and philosopher, for later generations of Americans he became both a spokesman and a model for the national character. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on Jan. 17, 1706, into a religious Puritan household. His father, Josiah, was a candlemaker and a skillful mechanic. His mother, Abiah Ben’s parents raised thirteen children--the survivors of Josiah’s seventeen children by two wives (#1)....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Telecommuting and Human Resources

- Telecommuting and Human Resources Introduction On September 20, 1994, some 32,000 AT&T employees stayed home. They weren’t sick or on strike. They were telecommuting. Employees ranging from the CEO to phone operators were part of an experiment that involved 100,000 people. It’s purpose. To explore how far a vast organization could go in transforming the workplace by moving the work to the worker instead of the worker to work. Today AT&T is just one of many organizations pioneering the alternative workplace (AW-also known as telecommuting) – the combination of nontraditional work practices, settings, and locations that is beginning to supplement traditional offices (Apgar, 121)....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework]

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ICT Systems and Business

- ICT Systems and Business Use of computers has brought profound change to business. The electronic office is an obvious example. In this, every desk in a business is likely to have a computer. The computers will be networked and have communications facilities. The work done in offices is usually; * receipt, * processing, * storage, * despatch Computers and ICT systems can do these things more efficiently and faster than manual systems. Businesses now advertise FAX numbers and email addresses prominently....   [tags: ICT Essays]

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Gunner Pass Driving School

- Gunner Pass Driving School A good location for any business is vital. You might need to be right in the middle of the city, or you could be better off in an out of town Retail Park or Industrial Estate. To decide what location is best, businesses should think about: * Will we attract passing trade * Will we make regular trips to the bank or a postal depot * Will there be public transport links nearby Whatever option a business goes for, there will be disadvantages. An office in a rural setting might be relaxing, but could be awkward for staff or suppliers making deliveries....   [tags: Business Management Studies]

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The Marketing Ethics Quiz

- How's Your Marketing Conscience. It's time for a business ethics brush-up. Time to do a little soul-searching and kneeling at the business confessional. As always we're not concerned with the easy business choices e.g., envy, greed, sloth, coveting thy neighbors… The emphasis here is on the more subtle offenses that tend not to get much attention in either the Sunday pulpit or the pages of Forbes Magazine. The Top 10 Test of Right or Wrong The examples run from the trivial to the extreme but they all make a point....   [tags: Marketing Ethics]

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E-mail and Public Discourse

- “E-mail doesn’t just collapse distance, it demolishes all boundaries” (Leonard 233). The author of “We’ve Got Mail-Always” explains that e-mail can be “either a blessing or a curse”(Leonard 233). Does e-mail have positive or negative impact on personal and public discourse. Many people may say that it affects discourse negatively. Most people, however, agree that e-mail is a very common, cheap and quick form of communication which enables them to fulfill their social need of interaction. People at different age and different education or social level have their own e-mail accounts and they communicate with others electronically way very often....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Negative Effects of Spamming

- Overview One of the strengths of electronic communications media is that it costs virtually nothing to send a message. These media are not free of charge: setting up a cellular telephone network or an Internet e-mail service has substantial overhead costs in equipment and connectivity. However, once these costs are paid for, the cost to transmit a message to a single recipient is minuscule when compared with older media such as postal mail. Electronic messaging is cheap and fast. It is also easy to automate: computer programs can send out millions of messages via e-mail, instant message (IM), or Usenet netnews in minutes or hours at nearly no labor cost....   [tags: essays research papers]

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