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Film: The Prestige

- The Prestige – Perception and Identity Introduction The Prestige is a 2006 film directed by Christopher Nolan. The background is set in London in the late 19th century. Rupert Angier (played by Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (played by Christian Bale) originally are the shills of a magician. Angier’s wife is drowned in a show and he blames Borden for that. Since then they are rivals and start their own careers as magicians. Angier becomes ‘The Great Danton’ while Borden becomes ‘The Professor’....   [tags: summary, perception, truth, identity]

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The Economy And Prestige Of America

- The world is an ever changing place, keeping a punishing pace. This constant motion requires a constant source of energy. This energy comes in the form of oil and petroleum products. These products don’t just literally give vigor to our cars, but also to America’s foreign and domestic policy. Oil is king. It rules everyday life, national policy, and controls the fate, even the lives, of millions of people. Oil is power in the form of black liquid in a barrel. However, America does not, at the moment, have the ability to control this valuable resource in a way that would enable the freedom of policy that the government so sorely needs....   [tags: Petroleum, Natural gas, Methane, Hydrocarbon]

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A Short Note On The Business Prestige Inc.

- Problem Statement Prestige Inc.´s tries to penetrate the wedding planning market by providing high quality customer service and outstanding support for wedding arrangements. Event Planning is an area with a lot of different opportunities. The research dilemma that Prestige Inc. faces, is how to attract new customers and make the wedding planning as affordable as possible. In order to provide high customer service at a fairly valued price, Prestige Inc. needs to gather information and do outside research....   [tags: Customer service, Customer, Better]

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Hawaiian Pidgin as an Indicator of Class and Prestige

- Hawaiian Pidgin as an Indicator of Class and Prestige Hawaiian “Pidgin” is a simplified version of English formed by Hawaii’s natives, traders, and immigrants from several countries. Originally a language used for trade, Hawaii’s dependence on English-speaking countries transformed pidgin into Creole. Although still called “Pidgin”, it eventually evolved into a Creole dialect, the first of many skewed English words in this dialect. In the words of John Reinecke, a Hawaiian scholar, “Pidgin is the means of communication between traffickers....   [tags: simplified version of English language]

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The Prestige Rancho Solano Preparatory School

- The prestige Rancho Solano Preparatory School (RSPS) was established in 2008 but was known as an excellent private school located in Arizona. Majority of parents already be planning and wanting their children to attend great schools to receive the best education. So instead of children going to public school where education is not so great, their parents make a way for them to get excellent education. Every child is not that lucky to receive top rank education and have to make best with the education that they do get....   [tags: High school, College, Teacher, School types]

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gender and prestige

- gender and prestige The purpose of this essay is to show embeddedness of prestige system into subsystems of the cultures. We will discuss four cultures which represent four different types of social organizations; !Kung San represents band organization, Mundurucu represents village type, Polynesia - Chiefdom, and Andalusia represents state type of social organization. In all of these cultures prestige system, which is the gender system, is imbedded into other subsystems. Three of these cultures: Mundurucu, Polynesia, and Andalusia, have hierarchical type of ideology, meaning in this culture males have more power then females....   [tags: essays papers]

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College Prestige Has Changed Over Time

- Before reading the chapters, I asked a couple of my friends to name two universities that first come to their mind: not surprisingly, both named Harvard and Columbia, colleges that are known to practically everybody in the U.S. and abroad. College prestige is not easily defined and I am convinced that the connotation has changed over time. If I think about a college’s prestige, first, I think about reputation. As I see it, nowadays reputation consists of college’s media and digital media coverage, history, heritage, and traditions....   [tags: Higher education, University, College, Ivy League]

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Prestige Oil Spill

- History • The Prestige, an oil tanker, was sinking in 2002 caused a large oil spill. • The spill polluted thousands of kilometres of coastline and more than one thousand beaches on the Spanish and French coast. • The Prestige was carrying more than 77,000 tons of oil cargo from Latvia to Gibraltar. • one of its twelve tanks burst during a storm off Galicia, in north western Spain. • The captain requested that the ship be led toward a port of refuge where it could transfer its cargo to another tanker....   [tags: Oil Spill History]

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Why are Super Bowl Commercials Important and Popular in American Culture?

- Why are Super Bowl commercials important and popular in American culture. The Super Bowl is historically known for having high viewers. There is an average of 112.2 million viewers watching the game (Marketing Charts). Americans are anxious to watch this televised game because there are many high profile companies that broadcast their new commercials and upcoming products. Most of these advertisers are portraying their products as a luxury or as a necessity in the everyday life. Advertisement companies influence buyer’s choices by portraying their luxurious products as a necessity....   [tags: image, prestige, desire, popular]

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, characters are animated by their dreams and ambitions, but can be oppressed or propelled by their social prestige. The idea that people follow their dreams blindly but optimistically is concept that spans the novel. The setting of the story is in an economically booming early 20th century America, where Jay Gatsby, the protagonist of the novel, has all the material possessions he could desire, but is still not intrinsically fulfilled. In this time period, it is important to note that social mobility was essentially impossible, but despite this, he became the archetypical example of a self-made man; Gatsby climbed each greasy rung of the social la...   [tags: prestige, dream, love]

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One World Trade Center

- Introduction One World Trade Center (WTC) is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere measuring up at 1776 feet tall. The built output sets new standards of design, construction, and prestige. Its beauty in New York City’s magical skyline makes it an icon. It is the most recognised and desirable office address in the world. In this essay I plan to argue that the social, political and economic status of society has affected the built output of this building considerably, for the good. Making the building one of the best skyscrapers in the world....   [tags: tallest building, western hemisphere, prestige]

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Prestige Rather than National Security was the Main Concern of Henry VIII's Foreign Policy from 1529-1547

- Prestige Rather than National Security was the Main Concern of Henry VIII's Foreign Policy from 1529-1547 During the 1930's, much of Henry's foreign policy was distracted by reformation and as England had broken away from Rome, England was on its own and to some degree in a vulnerable situation especially when England was threatened by a Catholic crusade from The Empire and France. Henry was alarmed by this threat and used monastic wealth to build up England's defences. Henry spent a staggering ₤600.00 on coastal forts and on the navy; therefore, showing that during the 1930.s Henry's main concern was national security rather than prestige, because of the reac...   [tags: Papers]

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Rusted Gold: A Decline in Global Power and Prestige

- ... What is the role of the state government when the federal government fails to do their job. Technically immigration is strictly under federal control not state and precedents from previous cases show that federal laws trump state laws. Many see this law a very confrontational and faith lacking in the federal government, that there seems to be a bigger interest in challenging the federal government more so than cooperating (Winograd). What Arizona is trying to do is create its only policy for addressing immigration....   [tags: restrictive immigration laws and stereotypes]

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Diplomatic Non-code of Conduct

- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recently circulated the Diplomatic Code of Conduct for diplomat, and it will mainly affect the Kathmandu-based diplomats if it is at all implemented. However, if experience is any guide, the code will be observed more in its breach than in its respect. Evidently, the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961, implemented from 1964, regulates diplomatic conduct across nations. Before this, the Congress of Vienna in 1815 and the Convention regarding Diplomatic Officers of 1928 singed in Havana had offered the ground rules for diplomatic conduct....   [tags: Ambassador Privileges, Prestige]

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Einhard and Charlemagnes Palace School: A Mechanism for Wealth, Prestige, Power and Success

- Einhard was a courtier in Charlemagne’s Frankish Kingdom. During Charlemagne’s rule/life (768-824), he dedicated a vast amount of time and energy into supporting the notions of classical learning. He went so far as to start a school comprised of many scholars within his palace. Their role was to educate the nobility, the priesthood and the people, as well as hold counsel with the king. This is where Einhard and Charlemagne first encountered each other. Einhard was a small but intelligent man who came to prominence in the PiousCharlemagne’s and Charlemagne’s son’s kingdom....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Parallel Prestiges

- In 1995 author Christopher Priest combined the themes of fantasy, history, science fiction and mystery to create his novel The Prestige. This World Fantasy Award winning novel explores jealousy and envy as it tells the story of “Two magicians, of wholly different characters, that have fallen into a feud, each trying to outdo the other on stage and in their personal lives” (Ottinger). With such a mysterious and intricate plot, a reader may be torn between watching the movie adaptation or leaving the original plot of the novel preserved in his mind....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The White Collar Worker

- The white-collar worker is a term used to describe the recently formed ‘new class’, this new class transitioned from the old middle class which was characterized by characteristics such as: economic independence, which was based on owning the means of production with which it works, such as a small farmer farming his own land, or a merchant running his own business (Mill 1956). The white-collar workers consist of dependent employees whose means of production are owned by managers and now are a part of a hierarchy (Mill 1956)....   [tags: Middle class, Working class, Social class]

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A.J.P Taylor’s theories of Imperialism

- A similarity between Taylor and Kennedy’s theory is that they both recognize the impact that Germany had. Kennedy suggests that Germany was the one to alter “the relative position of all the existing Great Powers in Europe” , this was based on the argument that Germany was the economic “powerhouse” of Europe. There was an increasing manifestation of Germany’s growth and place in the world. This can be seen in the words of the German politician, Friedrick Naumann “The German race brings it” . We can see the emphasis on political prestige through his elaboration, that Germany “brings army, navy, money and power”....   [tags: Colonization of Africa, Taylor, Kennedy]

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Language Differences Among Classes

- Language variation, whether across different regions or different social groups, is a complex topic with a plethora of factors worthy of investigation. As Figure A and Figure B show, there are some interesting patterns that develop as a result of such factors. The following analysis will consider ways in which a variety of issues can begin to explain the reasons for such correlation in the data. Specifically, ways in which methodological factors, linguistic prestige, and the notion of speech communities and ‘class’, all play a contributory role, will be considered....   [tags: Linguistics]

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Writing And Speech Must Change

- Languages are constantly changing, shifting, over the course of time and the difficult task for grammarians and linguists is knowing when to change the rules. A modern example of this age old problem is the case of the English verb “to graduate.” Over the past century or so, the meaning of this verb has broadened to encompass a larger meaning and because the definition has changed, so must the grammar associated with it in writing and speech must change (American Heritage). The verb “to graduate” comes from the Medieval Latin past participle graduare, meaning to take a degree and was later adopted into Middle English (Pearsall, Concise Oxford English)....   [tags: Graduation, High school, College, Barack Obama]

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The Sneetches By Dr. Seuss

- “The Sneetches” is one of Dr. Seuss’s best known stories. In “The Sneetches,” the Star-Belly Sneetches claim they are the best Sneetches and leave the Plain-Belly Sneetches out of their fun activities. Therefore, the Plain-Belly Sneetches become sad and mope on the beach. Then, one day, Sylvester McMonkey McBean arrives with a machine that gives the Plain-Belly Sneetches stars. The new Star-Belly Sneetches are happy that they can now join in the original Star-Belly Sneetches’ fun; however, the original Star-Belly Sneetches claim they are still the best and seek a way to distinguish themselves from the new Star-Belly Sneetches....   [tags: Karl Marx, Marxism, Star, Exploitation]

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Pricing Is Generally Understood By The Market

- Pricing is generally understood by the market. There is a certain range, or ballpark figure, that is accepted. This range is what the buyer will pay. If your price is not in this range, or in other words, "out of the ballpark," you run the risk of your customers thinking something is wrong with your product because it is not priced high enough, or that they are paying too much for your product if it is priced higher than the established range. Therefore, you must price within the accepted range for each product....   [tags: Price, Marketing, Summation, Pricing]

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Agency essay for email

- Agency essay for email Text Box: The Client/Agency Relationship Prestige Nursing & MKH Advertising What are marketing and advertising agencies The purpose of this report is to evaluate the relationship Prestige has with its marketing agency MKH Advertising. There are 4 basic types of agency: · Full Service Agencies who carry out the full range of advertising & marketing activities for clients · Media Independents who specialize in buying media space · Creative Specialists who focus on developing creative ideas · Production Specialists who specialize in producing work in a certain format or medium MKH is a large agency offering a full range of advertising-related services....   [tags: Business Management Studies]

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The Adoption of Enrollment Management Practices in Higher Education

- The desire to expand and improve existing resources is not a new phenomenon within higher education, (Hossler, 2004) but is one that has begun to gain attention as institutions increasingly adopt enrollment management (EM) practices. EM is both an organizational concept merged with associated practices that help institutions exercise control over the characteristics of their student bodies (Hossler & Bean, 1990; Hossler, 2004; Kraatz, Ventresca, & Deng, 2010). EM is a controversial trend with varying definitions, values, and drawbacks....   [tags: profiling, enrollment, tuition]

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Social Hierarchy And Its Impact On Society

- In society, we are unconsciously arranged and grouped based on factors in ones lives that decide were we lay on a social scale. These factors include your socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, sex, age, religion and anything that may pertain to a privilege you hold. Social hierarchy is just this; a ranking of individuals based on their personal factors that divide them and creates a hierarchy. Social hierarchies are part of our everyday lives because positions we hold come assigned with different tasks....   [tags: Social stratification, Sociology, Hierarchy]

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Good Bosses Switch Between Two Leadership Styles

- Jon Maner of the Harvard Business Review discusses the difference between two proactive types of leadership and their advantages and disadvantages in the article Good Bosses Switch between Two Leadership Styles. Jon compares the effectiveness of leaders who utilize dominance as a strategy versus those who use prestige. A dominant leader is described as someone who thrives off of feeling empowered and in control and are often respected by their coworkers an employees. Dominance is achieved by “asserting their role as the boss” and actively using fear and punishment as motivation....   [tags: Leadership, Boss, Management, Leader]

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The Effects Of Leveling Mechanisms On The Community And Develop A Unified Society

- Leveling mechanisms are a great way to help a community to keep the resources equally distributed. Which allows them to all gain something and prevents resentment. Leveling mechanisms is a custom that assures fairness in a community by humbling one another to ensure that not a single member gains more wealth than the others (Haviland, Prins, Walrath, and McBride, 2015). An example of a leveling mechanism is when a member brings an animal back from their hunt, others don’t praise him, but instead tell them what’s wrong with it to prevent that member of gaining prestige (Monroe, 2015- subsistence systems)....   [tags: Marriage, Sociology, The Practice, Social class]

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Gender And Archaeology Of South Korea Female Archaeologists

- Power can be defined as a factor that aims to produce change or impact within individuals through detailed progression. The concept of power is related to this gender and archaeology course as it is perceived to be a male dominated field which is driven by patriarchy. It is patriarchy that is the process in which it aims to alienate women into not being fully recognized for their contributions to archeological research as well as the way scientists look at archeological discoveries through a male perspective....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Archaeology, Female]

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Exploring the Legitimacy of Veteran Service Organizations

- The United States is no longer united. Deep political divides permeate in every fabric of American Government. Consequently, Congressional approval ratings are barely above 10 percent. However, regardless of the political bantering that is occurring on Capital Hill, the United States Military has remained the most trusted institution in the nation. Many experts have argued this phenomenon is due to the apolitical nature of the military. Due to the prestige of the military and those who have served within, their endorsements are a premium on Capital Hill....   [tags: IAVA vs VOA]

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Veteran Service Organizations- A Question of Legitimacy

- Americans are deeply divided politically and the recent gridlock in Congress has highlighted the public distrust of the Federal Government. While Congress’ approval rating has remained barely above a dismal 10 percent , one specific federal institution has remained above the fray. Regardless of the political bantering that is occurring on Capital Hill, the United States Military has remained the most trusted institution in the nation. Many experts have argued this phenomenon is due to the apolitical nature of the military....   [tags: using veteran's voice to pursue political agendas]

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The Importance Of Teaching As A Profession

- Teaching as a Profession Until the twentieth century, teachers had very little preparation and training to becoming an educator. Teacher training typically involved one to two years at a teacher’s college before being employed at a local school, where teachers had to follow strict rules and regulations- even outside of the school. However, teachers have recently been working hard towards being professionals in their fields and they have earned the right to be judged on their success at work, rather than their behavior outside of the school....   [tags: Teacher, Education, School, Profession]

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US involvement in Peru and Chile

- The New York Times and the Washington Post played an active role in the Tacna-Arica controversy. By analyzing the articles extracted from those American newspapers it is possible to establish that they were not simple spectators; both of them assumed a similar and clear position during the dispute. From the beginning of the controversy, the American newspapers manifested an evident tendency against Chilean interests, projected a negative image of the South American country, and expressed deep concern about the United States’ international prestige, which was an important element of the American diplomacy in the Twenties....   [tags: tacna-arica, international relations, politics]

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Culture And Socialization And Group Membership

- What is a culture. Culture is anything consisting of a group and system. For example, culture consists of art, literature, humans, history, religion, and so on. There are many various cultures placed worldwide here on Earth. Not every culture is the same. Some cultures today still hunt and gather food like their ancestors before them. Some cultures today are more industrial and focus on progress through the world. Culture has shaped individual groups into what they are and become in the world. Although there are different ways in which culture can shape certain groups, there are a few factors that remain the same....   [tags: Sociology, Education, United States]

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Make Up Industry Marketing

- I. Introduction. The focus of the project is on the prestige department store women's color facial makeup in the United States. We conducted our research of this category by magazine, newspaper, Internet, and over the counter knowledge. During research we found that Lancôme, Estee Lauder, and Clinique were the top-selling prestige facial makeup brands in the United States. Lancôme, is under the wing of parent company L'Oreal, and was founded in 1935. Estee Lauder was founded in 1946 and Estee Lauder Companies founded Clinique in 1968....   [tags: Marketing]

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The National College Decision Day

- May 1st, the National College decision day. This day is the national deadline for high school seniors to decide where they will be attending school by submitting their statement of Intent to Register. Most of us do not realize how difficult this decision can be, it is not as easy as choosing what to eat for lunch. How does a high school senior decide where to go to college. There are many factors that go into play with this decision including the cost of the school for the student, the prestige and the reputation of the school, and the location and social scene of the school....   [tags: High school, College, University]

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George F. Taylor 's Race

- According to Howard F. Taylor ‘race’ is complex, therefore it cannot be defined by a single definition. The term is ‘multiply defined’; as a result, he has created a set of his own definitions which all coexist with each other meaning ‘no one definition takes precedence over another’. They include the following categories: biological, social construction, ethnic group, social class/prestige rank, racial formation/society’s institutions and self-defined. These associations will be used to get an understanding of ‘race’ in accordance to the early nineteenth century in the USA by the ‘Christian Missionaries Oppose Removal, 1830’ and New Zealand in the extract from ‘The Letters and Journals of...   [tags: Ethnic group, Race, Sociology, New Zealand]

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The Effectiveness of Napoleon III's Foreign Policy

- The Effectiveness of Napoleon III's Foreign Policy In general terms, Napoleon's foreign policy was much less successful than his domestic policy was. Generally speaking, the aims of his foreign policy were to present France as the champion of oppressed people throughout Europe, to create new countries, which would be grateful to France, to maintain good relation with Britain and to maintain a balance of power between Austria and Prussia. Napoleon's foreign policy was shown effective in the Crimean War 1854-56....   [tags: Papers]

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The American Community College

- It is difficult to imagine a college bound senior making the big decision on where to attend college without the help of college rankings and family influence. Making such an important decision requires heavy research for the college bound student, and it is no surprise that college rankings are one of the first places students look for advice on their future school. Many high school seniors are concerned with the rankings, the “image”, or school pride associated with colleges. As seniors question which school is the best and strive to meet the admissions standards that seem to continually increase, it is important to question whether or not the quality of education is better at colleges wit...   [tags: education, ranking system, students]

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Contemporary American Class Structure

- Contemporary American Class Structure Social class is defined as 'people having the same social or economic status' (Wordnet). In contemporary American society, social class is based on the amount of money and property you have and also prestige. Prestige is given to a person through the line of work or the family that they come from. For example, upper-upper class member Jennifer Lopez reeks of prestige not only because she has millions of dollars in her bank account, but she has very expensive luxuries, cars, and houses....   [tags: essays papers Society USA Economics ]

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The Rise Of The Nuclear Weapon Into A Political Weapon

- During last 50 years of development, the nuclear bomb, as the ultimate weapon became the peacekeeping force on the earth. The nuclear bomb was developed in Manhattan project during the WW II and was successfully tested in the New Mexico on July 16 1945. At this point started the change of nuclear weapon from ultimate weapon to political weapon. USA decided to use the atomic bomb to defeat Japan in order to save around 500.000 lives of American soldiers that were needed to end the war and in the summer 1945 the USA dropped two bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Burst of Nationalistic Rhetoric in Europe during the XX Century Contributed to the Explosion of the World Wars

- The burst of nationalistic rhetoric in Europe during the twentieth century contributed to the rise of nation states, which fiercely guarded their economic and military interests in order to ensure their country’s continuation of prosperity remained constant. However, the dominant powers of Europe inspired by their nationalistic zeal to expand the influence of their respected nation states, would soon create a fog of rivalry and mistrust. This proverbial fog would eventually engulf the continent, eventually leading to the outbreak of two world wars....   [tags: continental gridlock, mistrust and rivalry]

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An investigation into the linguistic features of supermarket advertising and its relationship with social class

- An investigation into the linguistic features of supermarket advertising and its relationship with social class Introduction and Literature Review This study will consider the grammatical and phonological features of supermarket advertising, using adverts from a range of supermarkets, each with a different target consumer range of a different social class group. Prior to gathering information, I consulted a plethora of literature. I shall begin this analysis by referring to a statement from Sean Brierley; ‘consumers self-identify with products, and buy when they can see a match with their own personality.(2002:124)’ This implies that the linguistic features advert should correlate with t...   [tags: Social Classes, Speech Communities]

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How the Pricing Strategy of a Product Can Affect Revenue

- Topic: Pricing Strategy Introduction All goods and services offer some utility or power to satisfy wants. This utility is the individual preference associated with each goods. The sum of all the values that consumers exchange for the benefits of using the product or service is called the price of that product. It can mean “rent, tuition fee, fare, rate, interest, toll, premium, honorarium, dues, assessment, retainer, salary, commission, wage, even bribe and income taxes “(Schwartz 1981). Price is one of the key components of the classic “four Ps: product, price, place, and promotion” grouping of the marketing mix (McCarthy 1960) The marketing mix is defined as the set of controllable market...   [tags: marketing, business strategies]

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Analysis Of ' The Heart Of A Dog '

- Once transformed from dog to man, the reader witnesses the dog who has appreciated the doctor’s hospitality and prestige in the beginning for taking him in, giving him a new collar which makes him feel important rather than just another stray dog on the street, to the new soviet man when he is transformed. Soon all the respect he had for Preobrazhensky and his way of life disappeared, instead the new proletarian way of thinking and acting takes over Sharikov. He mocks the doctor openly with table manners and saying “Everythings here’s like on parade, the napkin here the tie there, and ‘excuse me’ … you torment yourselves as though you were still under the tsar” (49)....   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Marxism]

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Finally A Good Board Rpg Strategy Based Adventure Game

- Finally A Good Board RPG Strategy-Based Adventure Game… We live in a world abundant of akin RPGs that might be aesthetically different on the outside, but are generally all the same (and you know it). Yet, that’s why it is so refreshing for me to see a development team (in this case, League of Geeks) taking a huge risk and attempt to create a truly original concept, turning the generic idea that we all have of an “RPG,” and creating Armello, a genuinely great turn-based Strategy board game, and yes, that’s a thing....   [tags: Game, Board game, Dice, Wargaming]

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Analysis Of Joseph Conrad 's Heart Of Darkness

- “I had him at my back – a help – an instrument.” (Conrad 76) This is Marlow’s response to the death of his African native helmsmen on his steamboat. This quote displays his view of the black natives as instruments used to achieve a goal. According to Marlow the natives are a lesser race and are uncivilized brutes or animals. Marlow, Kurtz and the manager portray how power and greed, as well as the regard they hold for the native’s lives affects them in a negative way. They hold no regard for the locals and they view them as property and a way to gain prestige....   [tags: Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad, White people]

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Definition Of Standard English Given By Crystal

- Firstly, let us consider the meaning of the term Standard English and what it refers to. One possible definition of Standard English given by Crystal (2016) is “a distinctive pattern of linguistic features with respect to spelling, grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary”. Therefore, it is understood that the writing of the educated carries the most prestige within that community. As a result, this thus leads to Standard English being widely recognised as acceptable wherever English may be spoken and understood (Merriam Webster 2015)....   [tags: English language, French language, Dialect]

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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

- Immigration a highly debated issue here in the U.S. Many people say immigrants abuse the system especially illegal immigrants. The problem is that a lot of people do not realize that immigrants with green cards do work and pay for everything including taxes. People are just unaware of how much immigrants contribute to the U.S, and how hard making the decision to come here can be. Coming to the U.S is not cheap for some. For Amir and Baba, from The Kite Runner, it is physically difficult and finically difficult....   [tags: immigration, culture shock, general taheri]

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The Power Of The Modern President

- The modern president is seen as the face of America to many of the countries around us and as the Commander in Chief to the people of America. “One model cast the President as an agent of democratic transformation,a leader who could be counted upon periodically to break through the knot of interests protected by the Constitution, thereby opening the government to new possibilities and revitalizing the political system at large. The other model cast the President as a policy entrepreneur, a political facilitator who would bring together actors across dispersed and relatively independent institutions to orchestrate timely responses to national problems as they arose,” Skowronek....   [tags: President of the United States, President]

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Social Inequality And The American Dream

- The American dream is a slowly fading dream that seems to be escaping all the lower classes of American society. The American dream still exists if we examine correctly. The dilemma with American dream is that it has become so much harder to fulfill. Social inequality along with a lack of social mobility have negated the ability to accomplish this. As time has passed, the gap between the rich and poor has become larger and larger. Hence social equality has grown overtime. This would not be as consequential of a problem for the American dream if social mobility had stayed the same....   [tags: Social class, Middle class, Sociology]

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Notes On Trade Mark Declaration Form

- Attachment to Trade Mark Declaration Form 1. I am Nick Pagent, Managing Director, of Autosports Castle Hill Pty Limited. 2. This declaration is regarding our Trade Mark Application Number 1695589. Our trade mark is “autosports group” (logo). 3. Our trade mark was chosen over 27 months ago in February 2014, however, the word “Autosports”, a substantial part of our trade mark, was first used in Australia to sell goods or services in January 2006 – see more regarding this below in item 8. 4. Our trade mark was chosen because since 2006, we started to use the word “Autosports” including Audi Autosports, Autosports Prestige, Autosports Sutherland, Autosports Castle, Autosports DJC, Autosports L...   [tags: Automobile, Vehicle, Car dealership, Invoice]

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Contemporary Theory: Stratification

- A major concern of modern-day theory would be the impacts of stratification within society. Social stratification is defined as the “hierarchical or vertical division of society according to rank, caste, or class” (Dictionary.com 2014). Social stratification can be operationally defined “as the systematically unequal distribution of power, wealth, and status (Bowles 2013; Kerbo 2000). Stratification sets up that all known societies past and present “distribute its scarce and demanded goods and services unequally” (Grusky, Ku, and Szelenyi 2008; Tumin 1953)....   [tags: Division of Society, Hierarchy, Rank, Society]

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The Theory Of Social Work

- In social work there are many theories that are very beneficial. I think that empowerment theories are something you must know about. First, I will list some reasons why these theories are special. Then, we will explore the history of it. Thirdly, the key concepts will give us an open insight on what we are really talking about. Fourthly, we will focus on the term critical consciousness. Next is defining the empowerment concepts in a social context. Finally there will be information on the social work empowerment theories more in depth....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Social sciences]

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The Mystery Of Television Series

- The mystery crime television series, Murdoch Mysteries, is set in the late nineteenth century, specifically the 1890s (IMDb, n.d.), and centers on the Toronto constabulary, Station House 4, where Detective Murdoch works and gets occasional visits from his fiancée, Dr. Julia Ogden, the previous coroner of the constabulary. As Detective Murdoch investigates the murder of a wealthy merchant, Julia joins the Suffrage Society along with the current constabulary coroner, Dr. Emily Grace. The group of middle and upper class women gathered with one purpose in mind, which was to convince the premier of the government to give women the right to vote for the upcoming provincial elections....   [tags: Social class, Sociology, Working class]

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NCAA Atheltics: Young Money

- To pay or not to pay, that is the question. This question, one of disparity, confronts the NCAA all the time today. Football and basketball players generate billions of dollars in revenue for their schools but do not receive any. College athletes cannot be paid because of the “no pay” rules and the “Principle of Amateurism.” The NCAA will not have to deal with as many rule violations and scandals. Plus, the NCAA could still label an amateurism principle without actually crossing the line with professionalism....   [tags: Sports]

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Popularity and Children Self-esteem

- Research has shown that popularity is very important to a child. Popularity is more than just making friends but shows status and can be measured on a scale. Prominence is also important to a child and can be measured with other social domains. Children will prioritize being popular than other aspects of their social lives such as fixing friendships or maintaining acquaintances. Especially Sullivan has written many theories about friendships and popularity in children. It is more important to be popular in a group of friends rather than just having a lot of friends, or just having a few important friends....   [tags: childhood, social, class]

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A Woman 's Sphere During The Renaissance Time Period

- All throughout history women have been held to a different set of expectations from that of their male counterparts. This is something that is often seen all over the world, during various time periods and in different societies. Renaissance Florence is no different in this social aspect, because women were expected to do and act a certain way, so that they could hold their distinct place in society. There are three areas that are really important to a woman’s sphere during the Renaissance time period: The first being, her families’ status in society, to her her ability to bare children, and finally her chastity leading up to and during her future marriage....   [tags: Marriage, Sociology, Florence, Wife]

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Feminist Writers of the 1960's and 1970's

- The feminist writers of the 1960s and 1970s were making sure that the woman was suffering emotional and psychological stress on having assumed roles traditionally feminus, and were setting the women up to have their own professions and change there positions and rolls of the woman in society. Women, especially those who had a formal education, were not happy with there housewive roles. These women, who were possessing aptitudes to carry out professions out of the house, were meeting doing vulgar tasks that were very far from satisfying the husbands desires....   [tags: Feminism]

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The Police Of The United States

- Police departments are around the entire globe and people have different views about the police and their organization. The first police agency in the United States was established in 1838, the city of Boston, Massachusets few year later 1845 New York City tagged along and Newark in 1857. Police station or police deparment is a building which is meant to be the base or headquarter and accommodate police officers and other employees to do their duties. These buildings often contain offices and housing for personnel and vehicles, along with locker rooms, temporary holding cells and interview or interrogation rooms....   [tags: Police, Constable, Law enforcement agency]

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Talk Show Guests Should Go to Therapy Instead

- The Talk Shows Each day, thousands of talk shows spend a great deal of time and money for people to attend their show from all across the country to discuss their personal problems and get them resolved. Each day, thousands of people go through the ritual of being humiliated or excited by these talk shows. Instead, they should go to a professional therapists and not a talk show, like The Maury Show, to discuss their problems. Most professional therapists offer a wide variety of options or choices as well as important ideas that are not offered by talk shows....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Marx 's Theory Of Exploitation Of Migrant Workers Of The 2022 World Cup Facilities

- Marx’s theory predicted that the “accumulation of wealth at one pole is at the same time accumulation of misery, agony of toil, slavery, ignorance, brutality, mental degradation, at the opposite pole” (Marx, 2007:709). There is still an enormous wealth gap in various societies; like in Brazil there are favelas, in Argentina there the villa miseria and in France the banlieus the people within these communities struggle to find vertical mobility, like Marx expressed if someone is born into certain social class they will stay in that social class for the rest of their lives....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Marxism, Bourgeoisie]

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Max Weber 's Theory Of Social Order, Social Inequality And Social Change

- This research will elaborate in detail the theories of Max Weber and explain his view of the perpetuation of social order, social inequality and social change. Lastly I will explain how Weber theories have impacted my view of society. RATIONALIZATION Weber’s theory of rationalization is the process of replacing traditional and emotional thought with reason and practicality. In past time, society labeled events that couldn’t be explained or find an answer for as supernatural. Rationalization revolves around the question of why....   [tags: Max Weber, Sociology, Rational-legal authority]

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Issues Within The Law: A Law Degree and Nowhere to Go

- Law is one of the oldest professions that humans have practiced. The law was established by the Lord we as humans have taken the role of enforcing God’s law through our judicial system and policies. Since this has been taken over by humans, earthly influences in a sense has made the profession somewhat either corrupt of deceitful. Along with those issues come the issue of the profession turning more into how quick it can change and make law easier to practice than the actual law itself. Overall, the law profession is rapidly changing on the daily basis insinuating that a lawyer’s lifestyle both financially and emotionally are One of the main problems that face being a lawyer would be how c...   [tags: God, judicial system, policies]

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Sociological Study of the Three Estates in the French Revolution

- “The influence of the French Revolution upon the foundations of sociology in France is a fact which has received somewhat less than the attention it deserves,” (Nisbet). Mid 1700’s, France was in extreme debt due to past wars and the Three Estates were created that ultimately led up to the rise of the French against their monarchial government. The social tensions between the First, Second, and Third Estates prove that the French Revolution had a political cause and effected social change and those sociological theories are important to understand both the political cause and the social change....   [tags: world history, famous revolutions]

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Richard B. Freeman 's Current Labor Market And College Attendance

- Before I further discuss the above hypotheses, there has been a great amount of past research performed in regards to the similar assertions. It was found by Richard B. Freeman that the enrollment rate in college correlates with the current labor market. Freeman performed his study in the midst of the ‘70s job decline (specifically from 1969 – 1974), which also was a time period where society saw the rate of college enrollment decrease substantially (Freeman, 1975: 309-310). Thus the labor market and college attendance have a direct relationship....   [tags: University, Higher education, College]

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Child Rearing Are On The Rise By Claire Cain Miller

- Social class, group of people who rank similarly in term of property, power, and prestige, separate people into different lifestyles and provide them with distinctive ways of looking at the world. It gives each individual 's different roles to perform and allow them onto different stages. Social class set people onto different path; it open opportunities to some, but close it from others. In the article, “Class Differences in Child-Rearing Are on the Rise” by Claire Cain Miller describes the impact of parents’ social class on raising a child....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Sociology]

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Dubai: The New Destination For the Rich and Famous

- Dubai the new destination for the rich and famous. Arabs who made millions of dollars have invested their fortune into a new city to put them on the map. But, with the hard economic climate, is Dubai necessary in the current economy of the world. Dubai’s extreme projects and buildings are unnecessary and serves little to no purpose. Dubai has spent billions of dollar in construction projects. When these are funded by the government and the investments are failures, the government becomes unstable....   [tags: Dubai]

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A Summary On The Movie ' The Slumdog '

- A. Ascribed Status / pg. 98: A position an individual either inherits at birth or receives involuntary later in life. The people of Dharvi inherit the Slumdog status when they are born. Very little people get out of Dharvi. Most people that live there are born into a very poor family and eventually have a very poor family themselves. It is a never ending cycle. There are a few elite residents in Dharvi that are very successful that thrive off the rest of the people. Most children inherit the workload of their parents from birth and as soon as they can walk they are off to work in very toxic and dangerous areas....   [tags: Social status, Sociology, White-collar worker]

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The Return to Laughter, by Elenore Smith Bowen

- Question: Misunderstandings between the anthropologists and the people whose ways of life he/she is attempting to understand are often the most revealing moments of fieldwork. Discuss one or two of Bowen’s mistakes and explore what they told her about the Tiv and herself. The Return to Laughter is a fictionalized account by Elenore Smith Bowen about her experiences with the Tiv culture in Africa. It describes her struggles to learn and understand the local culture and beliefs, and juxtaposes her own conflicts, morals and beliefs....   [tags: literary analysis, elenore smith]

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Analysis Of Neustadt 's Arguments About Presidential Power

- Introduction I will start with explaining Neustadt’s arguments about presidential power in his book. Then further my answer to the extent in which compare other political scholars, Skowronek, Howell and Edwards in response to Neustadt’s points of view about American presidency. The most important phase that Neustadt argues about the presidency and presidents is the persuasion power. He writes that the president cannot simply command “do this, do that”, as we all know “nothing will happen”. Different branches of the government have different constituencies and different interests....   [tags: President of the United States, President]

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White Privilege Is A Form Of Embedded Racism

- White privilege is a form of embedded racism wherein “white” people are granted greater power, prestige, and/or access to resources (cite this from textbook). The story of Jennifer Camblett is about a white lesbian woman who wanted to undergo artificial insemination, but it resulted in a huge problem because the sperm bank sent the wrong specimen. She found out well into her pregnancy but went through with it anyways. After 2 years the baby girl was born, she is deciding to sue the sperm bank even after they gave her a refund because the baby was black....   [tags: Racism, Black people, Race, White people]

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Gender Stratification Of China 's One Child Policy

- E.) Gender Stratification/pg.288: males’ and females’ unequal access to property, power, and prestige. Gender Stratification is evident throughout the film about China’s one child policy. We see that there is a very unequal access to property, power, and prestige between men and women. In the Chinese society men are viewed as better than females and are the preferred parent of most couples in China. This is mainly due to the fact that men are traditionally the ones to stick around and work and support the aging parents in a form of “social security”....   [tags: People's Republic of China, One-child policy]

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Complex Relationship Between Chinese and English Language

- Often when science fiction writers or television producers make up a futuristic world, little to no thought is paid to the language the inhabitants of that world will be speaking. Usually language is never mentioned, or native tongues are translated to English through some form of external force, like the babel fish in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, or C-3PO. The world of Joss Whedon's short lived television series, Firefly, and its follow-up movie, Serenity, is created with such attention to detail and creativity that its cult status is easily understandable....   [tags: Linguistic Theory]

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The Emergence of Distance Education Career Services

- The Emergence of Distance Education Career Services In order for chaos not to abound there needs to be some type of rules and boundaries that exist to create order. According to the website, http://dictionary.reference.com the definition of chaos is “a state of utter confusion or disorder; a total lack of organization or order”. So to maintain atmosphere free of chaos there has to be order or organization. Ultimately there is some kind of guiding principle or standard that dictates rules. There are boundaries that determine what actions should occur....   [tags: online degree, technology, college]

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Social Class And Its Effects On Society

- Before I read the chapter on social class, I as thought social class was a category that people are put into based on how much money they make; you are either poor or rich. However, there is much more regarding social class then I had originally thought. Social class it separated into a four tier criteria. Beginning at the bottom is the “lower class”, or “underclass” which is referred to by poverty, homeless, and unemployment. This class, usually haven’t finished high school, don’t have medical care and can’t afford sufficient housing....   [tags: Middle class, Working class, Social class]

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Iran 's Aggressive Pursuit Of Nuclear Technology

- Likewise, Iran has remained locked out of international institutions due to ideological differences with most of the West (Kissinger 2014). Islamic beliefs advocating the forcible spread of Islam and restoration of a traditional Islamic order have maintained their strong appeal to Muslims in Iran and throughout the rest of the Middle East (Kissinger 2014). As a result, Iran has engaged in policies that serve to destabilize world order by not falling in line with the rules created by Western proponents of global order....   [tags: International relations, United States]

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The Marketing Pl Bentley 's Corner Barkery

- Recently I watched a T.V. show called The Profit and recognized some similarities from the current Marketing chapter discussed in class. The current episode was about a company called Bentley’s Corner Barkery, which is committed in providing all-natural pet food and treats for their customers. The episode highlighted how Bentley’s Corner Barkery was struggling and not reaching all of their potential customer base because of its marketing structure among other poor managing and financial elements....   [tags: Marketing, Price, Price point, Pricing]

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The Robot 's Rebellion : Finding Meaning

- Keith Stanovich, author of The Robot’s Rebellion: Finding Meaning in the Age of Darwin, Stanovich explains that our brains have a preinstalled autonomous set of systems by our genes. The autonomous set of systems (TASS) has one goal which is to replicate within hosts(living organisms), for the genes to reside within. The host as Stanovich explains is only a vehicle for the genes to keep alive and going only for its own interest. For my base I will be using what Stanovich explains about genes from his book The Robot’s Rebellion, for my target example, I will be describing some ideas from one of Jim Davies’s slides about mate selections, and what women want from the Evolutionary Psychology sli...   [tags: Gender, Sex, Female, Male]

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The Tribes Of The Kanem Bornu Empire

- This tribes of the Kanuri are descendants of the Kanem-Bornu Empire which get its origin dating back to the early 8th or 9th centuries. The founder is said to be "Sayf b. Dh1 Yazan" the tribes consisted of" refugees from the collapsed Assyrian empires c. 600 BC". The Kanem-Bornu was a kingdom believe to be on the eastern and western shores of Lake Chad. This now is called Nigeria because of that the tribes that made up the area. "One theory, based on early Arabic sources, suggests that the dominance of the Zaghawa people bound the confederation together....   [tags: Islam, Nigeria, Niger, Qur'an]

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Adventure English : Experiences With Face Saving

- Week Two Paper Jesus Cabral Brandman University Face defined according to Rosenberg, S., is a multi-faceted term, and its meaning is inextricably linked with culture and other terms such as honor and its opposite, humiliation. Saving face or giving face has different levels of importance, depending on the culture or society with which one is dealing. Perhaps the most familiar term to many is "saving face," which we understand simply to mean not being disrespectful to others in public, or taking preventive actions so that we will not appear to lose face in the eyes of others (2014, p.3)....   [tags: Chinese culture, Shame society, Face]

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