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The US Secret Service - Although the original mission of the United States Secret Services was to control and prevent counterfeit money in the United States after the Civil War in 1865, by 1930 the role of the Secret Service had greatly expanded. Many events occurred during that period that led the Secret Service to expand to enforce the laws whether it includes protecting money, protecting the President, or investigating on the frauds and groups that are dangerous to the people of America. Driving forces and trends impacted Secret Service mission and support operations over the many years....   [tags: US Government Secret Service SS] 1144 words
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Examining the Effectiveness of Secret Service Training - Do Special Agents Receive Effective Training to Protect the President of the United States. Examining the Effectiveness of Secret Service Training Abstract United States Secret Service special agents are charged with the primary responsibility of protecting elected officials. Agents are the backbone of the Secret Service and receive more training than any other law enforcement agency in the United States. The training they receive is un-like any other training they have ever experienced. The Secret Service is the only agency that trains its agents to shield and physically cover the protectee with his/her own person....   [tags: Argumentative]
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The Secret Service - The Secret Service was created in 1865 as a federal law enforcement agency within the Treasury Department. It derives its legal authority from Title 18, United States Code, Section 3056. It was established for the express purpose of stopping counterfeiting operations which had sprung up in this country following the introduction of paper currency during the Civil War (Treasury, 2002, Online). The Secret Service maintains its role as guardian of the integrity of our currency, but today also investigates crimes involving United States securities, coinage, other government issues, credit and debit card fraud, and electronic funds transfer fraud....   [tags: essays research papers] 5502 words
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British Secret Intelligence MI6 - ... In the beginning, the agency was surrounded with so much secrecy that it was difficult to get the agency off of the ground to meet its desired potential. However, by the end of 1909, Cummings was able to successfully create an organization devoted to the clandestine collection of foreign intelligence (Jeffery, 2010). As much as the agency was Cummings brainchild, the wheels starting to spin early in 1909 when a sub-committee was put together to outline a plan to get Great Britain back into the intelligence collection business....   [tags: UK secret service, cold war era]
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The Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy - In 1961 John Fitzgerald Kennedy would be sworn in as the 35th President of the United States. He was a young, Catholic, democrat. Needless to say, many people were wary of whether or not his religion would influence his decision or if he would become an advocate for Catholic beliefs. Unlike many of the past Presidents, the first lady will play a major role for the duration Kennedy was President. Being the leader of the United States was very important and many precautions were required to keep the first family safe....   [tags: democrats, the secret service]
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The Benefits of Community Service - In 2010, “over 20 billion hours of volunteer service were reported” in the United States (Hoffman 418). For such an outstanding amount of time, only 26.7% of the population reported volunteer hours (Hoffman 418-9). Philanthropy, a desire to improve the material, social, and spiritual welfare of humanity, especially through charitable activities, is dependent on the altruistic values of the American society. Philanthropy is a general love for all of humanity that manifests itself in the form of community service....   [tags: Service-Learning Essays]
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The Secret to Power - The Secret to Power In December 1917 the cheka became the grave diggers of all who opposes the communist party's will during the Russian Revolution. Originally established as a temporary institutions to be abolished once Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks had consolidated their power, they soon acquired powers of summary justice and began a campaign of terror against the propertied classes and enemies of Bolshevism. Although many Bolsheviks viewed the checka with hatred and spoke out against its excesses ("Revelations from the Russian Archive"), Stalin's continued use of the secret police enabled him to control all aspects of Soviet life and was seen as crucial to the survival of the n...   [tags: stalin, russian revolution, bolsheviks ] 735 words
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The Secret to Amazon's Success - Amazon is an online company that since its debut in 1995, has taken the world by storm. It exploded into popularity making an astonishing $147.8 million in sales within 3 years, causing all other online companies run for cover. Any company that didn’t run fast enough was swallowed up by them. Over its history, Amazon has bought around 45 companies an currently its only major competitors is E-Bay’s auction house and the very popular Brick and Mortar bookstore, Barnes and Noble (Borders lost the race)....   [tags: competitors, customers, online]
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American Spies: The Secret of Washington’s Culper Spy Ring - The American Revolution saw the rise of the American spy, and the father of these spies was George Washington, commander in Chief of the Continental Army. The siege of New York demonstrated the importance and dire need for an intelligence to General Washington. Unfortunately, the difficulty, at least initially, lay with finding people willing and able to serve in this manner. Upon recognizing the necessity for a network of subterfuge, Washington created the Culper spy ring. Housed in New York City under the command of Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge, its purpose was more than merely gaining intelligence....   [tags: american revolution, intelligence]
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The Federal Intelligence Service - On January 1, 2010, The Federal Intelligence Service was created by collaborating the two predecessor services, the Strategic Intelligence Service and the Service for Analysis and Prevention. When it comes to international matters, the Strategic Intelligence Service handles them and the Service for Analysis and Prevention would be in charge of Switzerland’s interior security. The decision made by the Parliament in April 2009 was one reason why the Federal Intelligence Service existed. The work of the Federal Intelligence Service is personalized first and primary to the needs of its service recipients such as the Federal Council, departments and cantons, and is created to provide them with...   [tags: switzerland intelligence services]
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Comparing The Sun Also Rises and Possessing the Secret of Joy - Similarities in The Sun Also Rises and Possessing the Secret of Joy           Ernest Hemingway and Alice Walker, although separated by seven decades, show striking similarity in their definitions of love in their novels The Sun Also Rises and Possessing the Secret of Joy. It is a unique similarity of circumstances that links these two novels. Jake Barnes, the protagonist of The Sun Also Rises, is literally and symbolically castrated during his service in the First World War. Tashi, the protagonist of Possessing the Secret of Joy, undergoes an ancient tribal ritual of female circumcision that leaves her incapable of having sex....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Toyota's Secret - If you enter the lobby of Toyota’s headquarters in Japan, you will see two small portraits and one big one hanging there. The two small ones show the founder and the current chairman of the company. The large portrait shows an American. It is Dr. Edward Deming. Who is Edward Deming you might ask. And indeed who is he. But it’s a long story and one cannot explain who Edward Demings is without involving characters like the Japanese, the Americans and the Toyota Company. So here goes… Long Ago and Far Away… World War II had barely ended, the Japanese were left with a devastated country, ruins that were previously houses and a battered economy....   [tags: essays research papers] 2970 words
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A Comparison of Heart of Darkness and The Secret Agent - A Comparison of Heart of Darkness and The Secret Agent       This essay consists of two separate parts but the intention is that both these parts will prove to be relevant from the point of view of what this essay sets out to study. The first part will present Joseph Conrad's life and some of his works and the latter part will consist of a comparison of two of Conrad's works, Heart of Darkness and The Secret Agent. In this essay I will begin from two assumptions, namely, that both the works mentioned above include clearly identifiable similarities in their narration, theme and method, and, that Conrad's own experiences and views have had great effect on both works....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Professionalism in Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer - The Importance of Professionalism in Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer      A reader would be hard pressed not to see Conrad's "tales of the sea" as representations of imperialism. The adventurous seafaring life that Conrad is most famous for depicting is relied upon the strong European merchant navy, which was the vehicle of the great colonial empires of the late nineteenth century.  And, as Conrad declares, the European colonial venture is driven not by humanistic impulses but by the profit-seeking search for exotic products, in Lord Jim for pepper or in Heart of Darkness for ivory.  While the earlier criticism of Conrad focused more on literary issues, such as Conrad's impressio...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Secret of Outliers - The outliers I have grown up hearing about include Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates. These people, just like any other extremely successful people, work harder than everybody else to be to where they are. Also, they are willing to fail, because they know that in order to succeed they must learn from their failures. Clearly, to become extremely successful a person has to have that burning passion for what he or she does, has to do more than what is required, and has to be talented. Talent alone is not enough to become the world’s next billionaire....   [tags: literary analysis, malcolm gladwell]
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An Appraisal of the Techniques Used in ASDA for Monitoring and Improving Customer Service - An Appraisal of the Techniques Used in ASDA for Monitoring and Improving Customer Service Asda is a huge organisation and they know that the secret to being successful and reliable is to provide good Customer Service. Asda monitor the customer service progression via Benchmarking. This method in used by many organisations and is helped to show the performance of Customer service with other supermarket outlets. Asda can improve Benchmarking but they have to set standards and monitor the progress of themselves and competitors....   [tags: Papers] 688 words
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Super Service - I am reviewing the book Super Service, by Jeff and Valerie Gee. I was initially attracted to this book due to the subtitle, “Seven keys to delivering great customer service… Even when you don’t feel like it. … Even when they don’t deserve it!” The book promises to bring a new upbeat approach to serving customers on the front line and to make this job more meaningful to those who do. Upon first glance, the book looks overly simplified. I discovered, however, that it is well written, and makes its points clearly without unnecessarily delving into complicated theories....   [tags: essays research papers] 2243 words
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Assessing the Quality and Effectiveness of Customer Service - Assessing the Quality and Effectiveness of Customer Service The issue of customer service has become very important to companies in competitive industries such as travel and tourism. There is not much point in spending huge sums in advertising for new customers to grow the business if the existing customers are defecting to competitors because they are not satisfied. On the other hand, a company, which has a solid base of satisfied loyal customers, will probably gain demand through personal recommendation which is the basis of a good reputation....   [tags: Papers] 1602 words
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The Construction of a Nation Through the use of The Printing Press, Postal Service & Telegraph - Founded as a republic, the United States would be a nation where its citizens would have plentiful freedoms including the freedom to receive current and reliable information made by the state to in turn help them make better decisions about their families, cities, and country. Thomas Jefferson, America’s third President and father of the U.S. Constitution, stated “an informed citizenry is the only true repository of the public will.” In order for Jefferson’s wishes to be carried out, revolutionary ideas and technological advances would need to occur and so it did with the importation of the printing press, the creation of the postal service, and the invention of the electric telegraph....   [tags: Information Technology, Communication] 1045 words
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UK Government Communications Headquarters' Distributed Denial of Service Attacks on Anonymous - The United Kingdom intelligence has a branch of specialized hackers that is suspected to be using other questionable ways to track down its enemies and other enemies of British. This was revelation came out from Edward Snowden recent leaks. The leaks reveal that British intelligence GCHQ is in a fight with Anonymous and one LulzSec hacktivists using DDoS to attack. According to a classified report which was revealed through the NBC News coverage, the U.K secret agency (GCHQ) is came up with a special team called JTRIG (The Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group)....   [tags: hackers, intelligence, jamming] 627 words
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Internet - Tracing the Source of Denial of Service Attacks - Tracing the Source of Denial of Service Attacks        Abstract:  Denial of service attacks are becoming increasingly prevalent and serious, yet the anonymity that these attacks affords the hacker provides no means for a victim to trace the attack.  The weakness of the TCP/IP protocol allows for this anonymity, yet it would be very difficult to change this protocol.  Savage, Wetherall, Karlin, and Anderson present a method for tracing back the source IP address and network path of denial of service attacks....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Improving Economy Through Hope - Putnam County, where I live, is one of the poorest counties in Florida. Unemployment, crime and lack of education all contribute to the depressed nature of this community. Many of the citizens here are the third generation in their families to receive welfare. There is a shortage of job opportunities and an indifference toward higher education. Many turn to crime and drugs out of apathy or desperation. If I were given $150,000 to use for a distressed real estate purchase, I would establish the Palatka House of Hope....   [tags: Education, Service, Health] 1021 words
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The Perfect Hosts, and The Secret to Being a Hospitable Couple - Hospitality is a very complex and multifarious concept. Hospitality may be explained as an industry, a service, an attribute, or even a custom. All of these descriptions comprise of theories in human resources, anthropology, sociology, and psychology (Lynch et al). In each instance, however, there is a profound existence of understanding human nature. In order to be successful in understanding and providing hospitality, one must have a clear perception of the duality inherent in human nature. The idea of the duality innate in man’s nature refers to the notion that human nature is divided into two basic facets, good or evil....   [tags: human nature, duality, host, O´Gorman]
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The impact of Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy - In the past several years, homosexuality is an issue that has been widely debated among the American people, and has caused an uproar of controversy. The debate of homosexuality among our military members has sparked a political, social, and personal debate. Homosexuals have been denied for years, and in recent years members of the United States military have started to come forward, and not allow their sexual identity to be denied. This controversial issue has caused mass controversy, and still impacts American society today....   [tags: Homosexual Military Service, Unit Cohesion]
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It's Time to Put an End to Junk Mail - It's Time to Put an End to Junk Mail It is another Wednesday morning, and I am again sitting at the front desk of my dormitory at 9 am. The US Postal Service just delivered today's mail, and the other Wednesday-morning deskworker and I are preparing to search for names, check mailbox numbers, sort the mail, and place it into mailboxes. I hate working the mail shift, but I do it because I get paid nine dollars an hour for relatively brainless work. Even though I lose a few hours of sleep, I get some good laughs and entertainment in return, especially on a day like today when an array of catalogs stocks two entire mail bins....   [tags: Postal Service Letters Essays] 1476 words
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The Power in Chanda’s Secret and The Lottery - On the surface, Chanda’s Secret, by Allan Stratton, is a mind-altering story about the tough life of a girl who lives in a world of disease and death. However, under the surface, is a story about a power struggle within Chanda’s life. “The Lottery” is a story that appears innocent as the town holds its annual lottery to ensure successful agriculture. However, the book soon takes a deep turn as the reader slowly realizes that the “winner” of the lottery is stoned to death in the end. Chanda’s Secrets and “The Lottery” have similar examples of power because a governmental power starts a huge problem, social power keeps it going, and social power prevents it from being resolved....   [tags: Chanda’s Secret Essays]
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What is Networking and Security? - “What is Networking and Security?” Computer users are more familiar with the importance of having a networking security system, but others may not even know why it’s important to have. Networking security is a software that is installed on your computer when it is first manufactured. It’s important to your computer system because it keeps the computer safe from hackers, viruses, or other malicious software that could harm the computer system. Even though networking security isn’t a necessity for computers, it still protects you and your computer from the many viruses, worms or even hackers that could easily find their way through your software....   [tags: computers, internet service providers] 2012 words
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Ethics in War - According to Edgar Schien a prominent theorist of culture, organisational culture is the collectively learned basic assumptions and beliefs of a group. Elements of organisational culture can include: (a) stated and unstated values; (b) customs and rituals; (c) dialect/terminology (shoptalk) unique to a group; (d) overt and implicit behavioural expectations; and (e) metaphors and symbols. The military is an example of organisational culture with subcultures such as Air Force, ARMY and Navy. Organisational cultural models suggest reinterpreting ethical differences as a product of different experiences rather than viewing conflicts as “right” verses “wrong.” Ethnocentrism is the tendency to vie...   [tags: Ethics and Service in the U.S. Military]
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The Problem of Keeping a Secret in The Scarlet Letter - Throughout The Scarlet Letter, everyone had some form of a secret they’d rather not share, but sometimes not telling can do more harm than good. At the end of the film, Hawthorne left us a quote saying, “Be true, be true, be true.” Hawthorne is trying to say keeping secrets isn't always the best because it only leads to someone getting hurt.             Everyone at some point has lied and kept a secret, but it depends on the situation you're in. In the first scene, Hester is pressured to tell the truth about the father’s name, but Hester refuses....   [tags: secret, true, hurt, lied] 622 words
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Jesus in the Gospel of Luke - Throughout Jesus’ life he has effected many people for the better. But each person sees Jesus in a different way and interprets his almighty powers differently. This is where all of these Gospels came from. Each one is unique and talks about Jesus from each authors point of view. For example in the gospel of Luke there are many themes and ideas that are unique to the gospel and wouldn’t find in the other ones like salvation for the people by Jesus being portrayed as the Universal Savor, the Messianic Secret, God’s plan and the focus on poverty and the wealthy....   [tags: Service, Christianity, Bible] 616 words
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Female Body and Media: The Real Secret - It is virtually impossible to spend a day consuming media without hearing the troubling veracity of the portrayal of the female body by the media. This portrayal influences some females’ self-confidence. Throughout the past century, the ideal body form ranged from the boyish looking flapper girl, to the hourglass, to skinny twiggy, to today’s thin ideal. Thankfully, a new advertising movement embraces the female body in different shapes, colors, and sizes. This development has powerful supporters such as actress Jennifer Lawrence, who is known for refusing to lose weight for roles....   [tags: technology, ideal image, victoria secret]
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Scholarship Example Essay 2013 - For the last 9 years, my family and I are part of the St. Martin of Tours Parish. I have attended St. Martin of Tours since kindergarten. For my final year at SMT, I have participated in many school activities such as: Nova Cane, participating in the Mass, Talent Show, 1743 Play, Stations of the Cross, Saints in Motion, Student Council, SMT Choir, Rosary Bead, Bake Sale, Secret Santa and countless more. However, my family also helps the school community. My family and I help the school community in many ways such as: Holiday donations, Food Drive, Clothes Drive, and many more....   [tags: service, activity, community] 646 words
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The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd - Racism: Then and Now. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd is a book discussing the internal strife of a young white girl, in a very racist 1960’s south. The main character, Lily Owens, faces many problems she must overcome, including her personal dilemma of killing her own mother in an accident. Sue Monk Kidd accurately displays the irrationality of racism in the South during mid- 1960's not only by using beautiful language, but very thoroughly developed plot and character development. Kidd shows the irrationality of racism through the characters in her book, The Secret Life of Bees and shows that even during that time period, some unique people, were able to see beyond the heavy curta...   [tags: The Secret Life of Bees]
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How Community Service Changed My Future - "We are not put on this earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you." - Jeff Warner I am the fourth child out of my seven siblings, the middle child. Growing up, I pestered my older sibling as my younger ones do to me now, but I never truly understood how blessed I was to grow up in such a big family. My older sisters were my role models and still are, I see what they go through as adults in this world and decide whether that’s the path I want to take or not....   [tags: Community Service Essays] 624 words
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Conrad’s Thoughts on Dualism and Personality in The Secret Sharer - “He had turned about meantime; and we, the two strangers in the ship, faced each other in identical attitudes.” (9) The captain, narrator and main character in the story of the Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad feels isolated and alone on his new ship and crew. He has a surprise visitor that turns out to be a fugitive, Leggett, from the ship Sephora. Leggett and the captain have an immediate connection from the first meeting on the ship. The captain finds an alliance with Leggett because he feels he shares the same human experiences as Leggett....   [tags: Joeseph Conrad, Dualism, Secret Sharer, ] 707 words
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FedEx Service Magnagement and Customer Service Issue - FedEx Service Management Issue: Federal Express, which is commonly known as FedEx, is regarded as America’s largest provider for overnight mail delivery. The company has a huge workforce of nearly 300,000 purple-blooded employees. In addition to having over 600 aircraft, FedEx has complicated models of Boeing and Airbus that transport over 3 million packages on a daily basis. The firm achieves its deliveries through the unique hub and spoke system, which are mainly used to transport packages that are flown from different destinations to its headquarters in Memphis....   [tags: delivery, company, service] 1687 words
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Service Innovation of IKEA’s self-service in China - Introduction According to Chinese officials, the living standards improved steadily during 1980s and 1990s, also, a plenty of families recent years are prone to have their own homes as soon as they can afford. (Zhan, 1998) Under this condition, the competition among the furniture market becomes more and more fierce. In today’s market, some sellers provide more kinds of variable furniture with colorful appearance or high technology. Also, there are some companies provide the commodities with a lower price....   [tags: business, customer service]
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A Service Encounter - INTRODUCTION A service encounter is defined as a moment when a customer interacts with a service or product for the first time. It is the customer’s actual interaction with a service company. It is identified as a key component of the current agenda for service marketers. More than half of the world’s multinational corporations employ in providing services, thus the scrutiny of service encounters is becoming increasingly significant. Research evidence indicates that customers generally compare their expectations with the performance of service industries and they are influenced by the quality of service they receive....   [tags: customer interaction, service company]
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Specific Roles of Characters Depicted in Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees - Everyone has a secret life that they keep hidden from the rest of the world. Lies are told on a daily basis in order to keep these lives stashed in the dark. In The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd, the bees are the ones that have the most secret life of all. They each have their own specific role to play deep within the hive. It's obvious that the author had meant for some of her characters to portray the roles that these buzzing insects have to dutifully fulfill every duty. Lily and Zach are the field bees, August is a nurse bee, and the Lady of Chains is the Queen bee....   [tags: the secret life of bees] 1089 words
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The Character of Leggatt in The Secret Sharer - The Character of Leggatt in The Secret Sharer        This essay examines Leggatt as an independent person, rather than as a symbol connected to the captain-narrator, a view shared by many critics.  Leggatt is not a negative influence on the captain per se.  From an objective point of view, it can be seen that Leggatt's portrayal depends entirely on how the captain (as narrator) perceives him, and that he deserves to be treated as the individual being that he is.               Many of Conrad's critics, most notably Albert J....   [tags: Joseph Conrad Secret Sharer]
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The Power of Alberto Moravia's Secret - The Power of Alberto Moravia's Secret   It is often considered a great feat when an author is successful in capturing the reader's attention through a character's personality. Alberto Moravia, the pseudonym of Alberto Pincherle, was one such author, since he was widely known for pulling his readers' attention and interest into his stories, ultimately captivating their entire being His lively way with words, his vivid descriptions, as well as his colorful imagination all contributed to his amazing writings....   [tags: Alberto Moravia Secret Essays]
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The Importance of Knowing How to Provide a Service - Service is any act, performance or experience that one party can offer to another and that is essentially intangible, and does not result in ownership of anything. Its production may or may not be tie to a physical product (lovelock,Patterson & Wirtz, 2011). Services are processes that provide time, place, form, problem solving or experiential value to receiver (lovelock,Patterson et. Al, 2011). No matter how good a service is, it will always vary not only in terms of variability but also in terms of consumer’s expectation....   [tags: customer exptation,customer service,service]
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Revealing The Phenomenon Book: The Secret And A New Earth - Oprah Winfrey is a phenomenal figure. Oprah Winfrey has been quite famous as a female entrepreneur and a talk show host in America. From the queen of talk show that touches the heart, she was recently crowned as prophetess of New Age Movement. (www.wfial.org). Her image is being shifted, from the most popular presenters become a controversial figure because of his statements-statements, which are considered attacking the uniqueness of the Christian faith. You will find a lot of praise and criticism on him, specifically from Christian circles....   [tags: oprah winfrey, the secret book, ultimate reality]
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Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent - Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent: A Critique of Late-Victorian Gender Roles February 15, 1894, was the most interesting afternoon in the otherwise dreary history of Greenwich Observatory. Earlier in the day, Martial Bourdin, a skinny anarchist, traveled by train from Westminster to Greenwich, concealing a small bomb. As he ominously ambled through Greenwich Park, towards the Observatory, something happened - no one knows exactly what - and he blew most of himself to shreds. The British, who loved to quantify in the late nineteenth century, noted that the explosion spread bits of flesh over a distance of sixty yards....   [tags: Joseph Conrad The Secret Agent]
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Joseph Conrad's The Secret Sharer - Joseph Conrad’s “The Secret Sharer” “ In order to live with direction and an understanding of what is going on around you, one must understand and know what goes on inside himself.” - William Page In Joseph Conrad’s “The Secret Sharer”, the Captain of the vessel finds that he does not know himself as well as he thinks. It is not until a castaway, Leggatt, arrives that the captain finally achieves a level of self understanding and completion. Leggatt serves as the Captain’s complimenting double, and his actions and thoughts eventually help the captain learn about himself and create stronger character....   [tags: The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad] 1479 words
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The Piece I was Missing: Community Service - I have always considered myself a very promising student. I have worked extremely hard and received high grades. I have a close knit group of friends and my teachers and I have mutual respect for each other .Although I would consider myself at this present stage ‘fulfilled’ something was missing. I realized it wasn’t a materialistic aspect of my life. Through a tragic incident I finally discovered what fit perfectly in that vacancy. The consecutive hospitalizations of my grandparents evoked great pain and sorrow....   [tags: Community Service,] 908 words
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Our Secret by Susan Griffin - Susan Griffin's "Our Secret" is a study in psychology. It is a look into the human mind to see what makes people do the things they do and in particular what makes people commit acts of violence. She isolates the first half of the twentieth century and in particular the era of the Second World War as a basis for her study. The essay discusses a number of people but they all tie in to Heinrich Himmler. He is the extreme case, he who can be linked directly to every single death in the concentration camps....   [tags: Susan Griffin, Our Secret] 1013 words
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Communication in the Fire and Rescue Service - Communication in the Fire and Rescue Service Contents: Introduction Page 3 Formal and Informal Communication Page 4 Communication Problems Page 5 Specific Barriers to Effective Communication Page 6 Recommendations Page 7 - 8 Conclusion Page 9 Bibliography Page 10 References Page 11 Introduction. Communication is essential in education, training and everyday life. It's a means by which a thought is transferred from one person to another. Effective communication occurs when the intended meaning of the source and the perceived meaning of the receiver are virtually the same, Schemerhorn (2005)....   [tags: service training, education]
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The Benefits of Juvenile Sentencing to Service - Sentencing to Service (STS) is a sentencing option available to most Courts where a convicted offender "works off” his/her fine by performing a specified number of hours of public service work under the supervision of a work crew leader employed by the state or a local corrections agency. Courts may also sentence offenders to STS rather than jail or workhouse time. STS was established in 1986 by the Minnesota Department of Corrections along with several County Sheriff’s Departments, community corrections, Courts and local governments....   [tags: Sentencing to Service, Juvenile delinquency, ]
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Community Service: The Joy of Giving - "This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in." - Theodore Roosevelt As Secretary of the Debate Club of my high school, I was assigned the job of picking a community service project for the Club to participate in. Our school was having a “service day” and different classes and clubs were picking various projects around the community to do on this day. Some groups were going to play with kids at Safe Place, while others were serving food at the Soup Kitchen, and still others were volunteering to pick up trash around neighborhoods....   [tags: Community Service Essays] 786 words
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Service, A Necessity for Students - Throughout their careers, students are asked to complete a variety of tasks. These tasks can vary from homework, to studying for the SAT, being involved in a sport, and participating in community service. The predicament comes into action when administrative faculty are left with the question of whether or not this service should be required to graduate. Although many may argue otherwise, it is clear that community service should be required because it encourages the progress of students at school, gives them exposure to the world, and provides students with knowledge that is inaccessible at school....   [tags: Education, Service Opportunities, Students]
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Service Encounters at Hair Salons - ... The colour of the wall should be warm and refreshing since customers expected to have fresh and new look. According to Eiseman (1998), color is a strong visual component of an interior setting. He also explained that different colours stimulate varying personal moods and emotions. The color of the salon wall is dark red with dark tiles which generate negative energy within the customers according to the studies conducted by Hamid and Newport (1989); negative emotion is often related to dark colours....   [tags: customers, service, blueprinting] 1045 words
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Importance of Customer Service - Importance of Customer Service Introduction Today’s organizations fail to realize the value of their customers when it comes to the success of their business. Without customer loyalty the success of your business will always be uncertain. Organizations must sensitively tailor the designs of a successful firm to the particular challenges of understanding, attracting, and keeping valuable customers. “Having satisfied customers just aren’t good enough”. Kenneth Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles, co-authors of Raving Fans, believe this concept is needed to have a successful business....   [tags: Business Customer Service Essays] 594 words
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Dangerous Secrets Exposed in Susan Griffin's Our Secret - Dangerous Secrets Exposed in Griffin's Our Secret   Secrets are apart of every human being. Even children, in their earliest years in this world, learn how to bury secrets in their hearts. In Susan Griffin's "Our Secret," she explores the subconscious, aiming particularly at the dark secrets that lie in the abyss of the human heart. Griffin claims that the darkest secrets of each person are similar in the sense that these secrets are perverted and prejudiced thoughts. These concealed evils are so deeply imbedded that people forget or choose to forget the existence of these malicious thoughts....   [tags: Susan Griffin, Our Secret]
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Customer Service Recovery - Providing great customer service and having the ability to retain customers require consistency in delivering the anticipated services. Customer service encompasses having the ability to provide a service or product to customers by means in which it was promised. However, there are times when unforeseen circumstances may occur, resulting in customer service breakdowns. Understanding the effectiveness of customer service relations provides the assurance needed to handle complicated service related issues....   [tags: Customer Service] 882 words
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Values of Service Learning - Service learning is integrated within academic courses in several community colleges, although, other colleges have yet to integrate service learning. The communities whom the students serve have acknowledged the effect because of the value it consists for students. The involvement in community service helps and changes a student's character, desire to volunteer in the community, and become aware of the community's need for development. This civic duty is part of a curriculum that can be an advantage or disadvantage to a student who either invest well in the opportunity, or oppose the basic requirement in order to graduate....   [tags: Community Service, Colleges]
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Community Service and Volunteering - “Volunteers are not paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” - Sherry Anderson (Volunteering Quotes: Finest Quotes). On average, when people think about community service, they assume that volunteering is just ‘hours we need to be able to graduate’ and that is it. Community service is more than just hours; community service is based on the acts performed by someone with the purpose of helping or bringing benefits to his or her community. People frequently compare community service as a punishment since it is often offered to small-time offenders as an alternative to fines or jail time....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]
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Community Service Helps Everyone - All across the world millions of people are in need of help from others. They need people to help provide money, food, time, or care. This need could be on a smaller scale even with something as simple as the need to have someone being nice. When people help any person in the community no matter how small or whether they are with a group or not, it is community service. Community service is not all about the large organizations running operations, but instead is about the volunteers and those who need the help....   [tags: Community Service, Happiness]
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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett The book, The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, is about a little girl named Mary who discovers a garden that had been kept a secret for a very long time. After Mary became an orphan, she was forced to move in with her uncle, Mr. Craven, who is a very busy businessman and lives in a very big house. At that time Mary was a depressed girl who disagreed with everybody and wanted to live in her own world. She, however, is a very curious girl who isn’t afraid of anything....   [tags: The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett] 577 words
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Community Service Essay - People’s lives are changed every day by their actions and experiences. This past summer, I participated in a community service project, an experience that opened my eyes in many ways. I was a volunteer at the County Memorial Hospital. In my time as a volunteer at the hospital, I was able to meet patients and staff members from all over the world and learn about their life experiences. Listening to all of their stories has made me truly appreciate everything which I have. One experience that I will always remember is the day I was running errands and had the opportunity to meet a very special patient....   [tags: Community Service Essays]
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