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Case Analysis : Sirius Xm Canada

- Sirius XM Canada has to address several problems that arose from their merger before they can successfully become a combined company. The first problem is not having a unified management structure ready to support the Combination Transaction. A second more pressing problem is the conservative approach on proposed synergies. A third problem has to do with the marketing expenditures and how to effectively manage distribution and sales strategies. Lastly, a fourth problem is creating a solid financial strategy that can generate anticipated cash flows and liquidity....   [tags: Satellite radio, XM Satellite Radio, Brand]

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Sirius Satellite Radio, Inc.

- COMPANY BACKGROUND SIRIUS Satellite Radio was incorporated on May 17, 1990 as Satellite CD Radio Inc. On November 18th 1999 the company changed their name to SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc, which is the name under which the FCC license to distribute satellite radio was given to. SIRIUS Satellite radio currently offers over 100 of music, news, sports, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather, and children’s programming to subscribers throughout the United States. Their primary source of revenue is through subscription fees, with most of their customers subscribing to SIRIUS Satellite Radio on either a monthly or a yearly basis....   [tags: Marketing Business Plan Essays]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Dark Creature ' And Sirius Black

- 1) Who upsets Harry while he is downstairs and why. Harry is upset at his Aunt Marge, who had just been picked up by his Uncle Vernon. Not only does she dislike Harry and vice-versa she decides to bring up his parents and how they died. She calls them foolish for dying in a car accident to the annoyance of Harry 2) Describe the bus Harry boards onto. Harry boards onto a bus known as the “Knight Bus”. It has a teenage conductor by the name of Stan Shunpike and the driver is Ernie Prang. The bus itself was purple, a 3 decker and had Gold lettering on the windshield that spelled Knight Bus....   [tags: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]

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Value Propositions of Sirius Satellite Radio

- I think there are only two value propositions that Sirius gives their consumers. I think the number of radio stations and genres that they have is the most important. The second most important I think is that they have no commercials on most of their stations. I think that these value propositions would sell most of the nation, but that isn't true because there are only around 700,000 subscribers total. I completely agree with these value propositions, these value propositions give satellite radio the edge against FM and AM radio....   [tags: Marketing]

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Xm Radio And Sirius Financial Analysis

- Sirius vs. XM: Ratio Analysis and Statement of Cash Flows Paper From the previous company selection paper, we are now familiar with the selected satellite radio broadcasting companies, Sirius and XM Satellite Radio. Our group will now take a further, in-depth look at the ratio analysis and statement of cash flows to get a better understanding of how the companies are doing financially and with in their market. First, we will be reviewing the cash flows for both companies and identifying how much cash was generated or used by each through everyday operations, and financing and investing activities....   [tags: Business Finance]

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Sirius and XM Satellite Radio as a Monopoly

- When the word monopoly is spoken most immediately think of the board game made by Parker Brothers in which each player attempts to purchase all of the property and utilities that are available on the board and drive other players into bankruptcy. Clearly the association between the board game and the definition of the term are literal. The term monopoly is defined as "exclusive control of a commodity or service in a particular market, or a control that makes possible the manipulation of prices" (Dictionary.com, 2008)....   [tags: Business Regulation]

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Business Proposal For Sirius Satellite Radio Inc

- Business Proposal for Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. The following is a proposal for Sirius Satellite Radio to gain exclusive rights to Division 1 college football. It examines Sirius' current business model and how this new line of programming could be incorporated in to the existing model. Sirius Satellite Radio offers advertisement free, subscription based, satellite radio service in the United States and Canada. Sirius was founded in 1990 as Satellite CD Radio Inc., but, according to Radio Ink, officially changed it's name, to the current designation, in 1999....   [tags: Business Strategy Proposal Satellite Radio]

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The Issue Of Consumer Fraud

- During the summer and fall of 2014, Sirius XM, an American satellite radio broadcasting company, was found guilty of consumer fraud. The company’s means of fraud included, but was not limited to, misleading advertisements and unfulfilled promises. After many consumer complaints, the issue was taken to court. There, 45 United States Attorney Generals announced that Sirius XM Satellite Radio was guilty of misleading, unfair, and deceptive practices which violated state consumer protection laws (Hood, 2014)....   [tags: Satellite radio, Sirius Satellite Radio]

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An Essay About Witch Burning From His Classes

- Harry types an essay about witch burning from his classes. It is Harry 's 13th birthday and he receives three presents from his closest friends Ron, Hermoine, and Hagrid. First time ever he felt his birthday was special. Harry makes a plan for Vernon to sign his Hogsmeade form. Harry gets filled with anger, though hearing his aunt Marge criticizing his mother. His anger causes her wine glass to break and has become more careful, but she starts talking more and Harry causes her to expand and float....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Harry potter and the prisoner of Azkaban is an excellent book. Out of ten stars I would rate this one an eight because it was to short. Once you get into it and finish it. It seems so short, because it is so interesting. Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban starts out with a bang. In the beginning Sirius black a Man accused of thirteen murders in one night escapes from Azkaban.( A wizard prison guarded to the tee by dementors, deadly spirits that feast on anything happy....   [tags: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]

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Media Techniques in "Harry Potter"

- Harry Potter is a story about an orphan child going to a school for wizards. The main characters in the story are Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and Draco Malthoy. The story is aimed at children or young people. At the start of the sequence the lights go out. This creates am evil atmosphere and indicates that something is going wrong. The sound of the train stopping suddenly alerts the audience that something is going to happen. There is also a tense or creepy atmosphere created by the slow music....   [tags: Film Review]

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Lord Of The Phoenix By Harry Potter

- In the world of Hogwarts, where there is a struggle between good and evil, people are not portrayed all that differently either with the possible exception of Professor Snape, there are no ambiguous characters, nor people who undergo moral character development. From the moment of entry into Hogwarts, everyone is fixed in place. The good is purely good and the evil is purely evil. There is no area of ambiguity or confusion. While the good struggles with the evil, the combatants are not free to choose sides Portrayal of Good and Evil: Harry Potter; Order of the phoenix, Half-blood prince Based on a dictionary being good is being favorable character or tendency....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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A Comprehensive Study of the Satellite Radio Industry:

- INTRODUCTION Would people be willing to pay $12.50/month for commercial free radio beamed right to their car or home. Well two companies and many big investors are betting about $3 billion dollars that people are willing to do just that. In 1997, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) granted a portion of the S-band spectrum for satellite radio and two companies purchased use of these bands and started the only two companies competing in the satellite radio business today, namely Sirius and XM....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Third Book of The Harry Potter Series

- ... The Grim stands for death. His classes then carry on as usual for a little while. Then on Halloween night, Sirius Black breaks into the castle in search of Harry but doesn’t find him. After the holidays, Harry gets trained to fight the Dementors because they affect him the most. They affect him the most because of his past. The end of the year is coming around which means exams are coming up. During Harry’s divination exam, Professor Trelawney predicts that Lord Voldemort’s servant will return before midnight....   [tags: lord voldemort, ron weasly]

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RADIO: Still Alive and Kicking

- With Television being the dominate medium, and Computers taking second position, where does that leave Radio. 95 years ago radio was the second language of mass media and it has been around since, making it a great survivor medium. Radio has changed the way we communicate. The first broadcast was in 1916 out of the garage of Frank Conrad who moved his station to Westinghouse factory where he relaunched the station as KDKA on November 2, 19201. Radio has since branched out with each branch growing a new form of media to create a world of new Radio sub-categories....   [tags: Media]

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Radio Goes Sky-High At Xm Satellite Radio

- In 1988, American Mobile Satellite Corporation (AMSC) was formed with the intention of providing a satellite telephone, fax and data network. It was ruled by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that sufficient bandwidth existed for only one license to be issued for such broadcasting, which forced the competing firms to form the joint venture. It was the above named American Mobile Satellite Corporation (AMSC) who was granted the license. In 1992, CD Radio, who later changed their name to Sirius Satellite Radio, successfully petitioned the FCC and Congress to examine the creation of a new digital audio radio service in the United States (Uhle, 1998)....   [tags: XM Radio Satellite]

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Summary Of ' Harry Perked Up '

- Harry perked up ' 'Oh are they those ones you had before there small and round with a white m in the middle they were red and yellow ' ' ' 'Yes but they do many colours now ' ' Remus, Sirius and Harry all seemed interested in visiting the place now ' 'Hmm I suppose a trip wouldn 't hurt ' ' he said looking at his son and then back to Hermione ' 'Are you sure about going today though, I mean you will be driving to your grandparents which is a hour away depending on traffic... ' ' Hermione smiled ' 'Remus to be honest I will need the distraction I 'm sure my Granddad won 't have good news for me today so a trip to the place would be perfect and well seeing Teddy happy will make it all...   [tags: 2007 singles, 2008 singles, 2004 singles, Family]

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Harry Potter 's Book And Book

- Muggles J.K. Rowling is a famous British novelist best known as the creator of the Harry Potter series. After being rejected many times Rowling finally was called by Editor Barry Cunninghan who gave her the opportunity of publishing Harry Potter’s book number one. In this paper I would be discussing the similarities and differences between the book and the film of Harry Potter’s book number three. Difference number one starts at the beginning of the movie. In the book Harry receives a clipping from the Daily Prophet that is supposed to help him with his future....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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I Am His Godfather, After All

- Harry broke into a fresh round of sobbing, distracting her from her thoughts. Sirius reached for him with a sad smile. "Suppose it 's my job to care for him now. I 'm his godfather, after all. I just wish… well, don 't worry, Hagrid. He 'll want for nothing as long as he 's with me." "Erm." Hagrid paused, shifting uncomfortably. "Have no doubt yeh 'd do right by 'im. No question of that. But Dumbledore… he 's wantin ' me to take little Harry to his aunt and uncle. Arrangements already been made." Sirius dropped his hands, seeming relieved as the baby continued to wail....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter

- The book is about Harry potter an the prison of Azkaban.It is book 3 of a series of 4 extraordinary books written by J.K.Rowling.In this book Harry potter is a 13 year old in his 3rd year at hogwart's school of witch craft and wizardy. In the beginning Harry leaves the dursleys his muggle (non-magical) family, because he blows up his aunt Petunia. He packs all of his trucks and got on a special bus going to diagon alley (a magical city in Britain). On the bus he learned that Sirius black had escaped from the prison of Azkaban and was coming after him....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Astronomy Questions and Answers

- 5(a). What is the angle of the ecliptic with respect to the celestial equator. The angle of the ecliptic with the respect to the celestial equator is approximately 23.6 degree. It was measured by finding the intersection between the celestial equator marking and ecliptic marking, then zooming in to make these two marking straight, and finally measuring the angle of intersection by a protractor. 5(b). Explain why this ecliptic path exists. Ecliptic is the apparent path of the Sun’s motion. Because the Earth is circling around the Sun, the path of the sun is observed as circular on Earth....   [tags: planets, equator, stars]

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Summary and Evaluation Summary: The book “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” is the third book in the series about Harry Potter. In this book, Harry is in his third year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Prisoner of Azkaban in this book is Sirius Black, who everyone believes is responsible for killing 13 muggles (non-wizards). They also believe he told Voldemort where Lilly and James Potter were hiding. Azkaban is a prison where evil wizards are jailed....   [tags: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]

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Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban By J. K. Rowling

- When comparing two young adult novels, one would never think that a wizard with a lightning bolt scar on his forehead and a poor Indian basketball player would have anything in common. However, this is not so as The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling are alike in many aspects. One might ask why a different novel from the Harry Potter series was not used, and the answer is that the main character matures quite a deal through the novel selected and seemed better fit for comparison with Alexie’s novel....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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The Film Series Of Harry Potter

- The Harry Potter film series was theoretically meant to be produced as a series where success is achieved through people’s abilities and is oblivious to their race. But throughout the film series, the audience discovers that beneath the surface there are still many underlying themes of racial prejudice forms and vilification. The film series of Harry Potter displays traditional racial attitudes though the majority of all main actors/ characters who are classed as ‘white’ and Anglo-Saxon. To complement this theme traditional stereotypes are also exposed throughout the films, for example character’s names holding an underlying meaning exercising the idea of “white” being good and “black” being...   [tags: Harry Potter]

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Harry Potter Book : My Reward From The Local Library For Finishing The Summer Reading Challenge

- I got my first Harry Potter book when I was in the 2nd grade, it was my reward from the local library for finishing the summer reading challenge. They didn’t have the first book though, only the second, but that little second grader didn’t care. So while most people’s journey into Harry’s world started with “Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.” mine started with “Not for the first time, an argument had broken out over breakfast at number four, PrivetDrive.”....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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Satellite Radio and Howard Stern

- Satellite Radio: Will Howard Stern's move make us change the way we think about radio. Howard Stern's plan to move to satellite radio in January 2006 marks a major turning point for the radio industry. Not only has Stern brought the  possibility of subscribing to satellite radio into the minds of the millions in his audience, he has also gotten more people to start thinking and talking about what really distinguishes satellite radio from traditional radio. Satellite radio was first authorized by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) in 1997, seven years after initial applications....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Xm Satellite Radio Case Study

- Satellite radio is a technology that provides a radically new way to listen to radio. XM’s service makes use of advanced satellite capabilities and elaborates terrestrial receiver architecture to deliver a wide array of high quality radio programming nationwide. In early 1998, Robert Acker, director of strategic planning at XM, needs to develop a marketing strategy for this new radio service. There are several decisions that need to be made by the company in order to finalize the business plan. At fist XM needs to decide which of two business models to pursue, whether emphasis should be placed on charging customers a monthly subscription fee, or whether to rely more on earning revenue throu...   [tags: Business Case Study]

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J.K. Rowling

- J.K. Rowling. There are few in the world now who do not know her name. Rowling’s seven-book Harry Potter series has spawned movies, numerous games, clothing, toy lines, as well as many other items. Her high fan-base has been responsible for the creation of well over 570,000 individual Harry Potter based fan-fiction in several languages, as well as several popular and thriving fan-based websites such as MuggleNet.com and The Leaky Cauldron. All said there is no doubt that her works are popular, even beloved all around the world with very little exception....   [tags: Literature]

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Birth of the Universe

- Birth of the Universe Your universe, as we have suggested many times, as we've suggested already this morning, is but one universe among many. It is relatively a small universe — not to suggest that you should feel badly … {laughter} … for despite the consensus reality that bigger is better, despite the male-dominating energy and the comparative energies that say "bigger is better," your universe, though relatively small, is not at all diminished by its size. Now we know the word universe by its definition means the totality of known or supposed objects and phenomena throughout space....   [tags: science]

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J.K. Rowling’s Allegorical Depiction of Despise and Humility Toward Fame

- In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry runs from home, and when he is asked his name, he lies about it. Instead of seeking attention and fame, Harry yearns for family. He learns that he has a Godfather, Sirius, who just escaped Azkaban. Naturally, he wants to live with Sirius at the end of the novel, but he knows that he is a wanted fugitive so unfortunately he cannot. This was also evident with the mirror of erised (the mirror that Harry pulls the sorcerer’s stone from). This mirror allows you to see what you desire most, which for Ron and many others its fame and glory....   [tags: harry potter, The Cuckoo’s Calling, media]

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Comparison Of CS Lewis's Works and JK Rowling's Works

- The work of C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling is of grave vital on the grounds that their work portrays actuality as well as adds to it. Yes, their work is not just a portrayal of actuality; it is somewhat a quality expansion. Their meeting expectations are depictions of the reasoning examples and social standards pervasive commonly. They are a delineation of the diverse features of regular man's existence. Their works serves as a something worth mulling over and a tonic for creative energy and innovativeness....   [tags: CS Lewis, JK Rowling, Literary Analysis]

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The Benefits And Costs Of Perfect Competition And Monopoly

- 1) To me, market competition is the act of various different providers of goods and services trying to accomplish their goals. These goals can be to increase market share, profits, revenue etc…. I would say that street food hot dogs I recently bought in New York are a good example of perfect competition. The food is all priced relatively cheap, since they are price takers, the food is almost the same, buyers know what the price should be and the available substitutes, and there are very low barriers to entry/exit....   [tags: Monopoly, Competition, Perfect competition]

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Major Federal Anti-trusth Laws in the United States

- ... This act will not allow for a merger to happen that will diminish the competition of a product. As stated in our Business in Action text book, Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin was trying to buy out XM radio, but because these were the only two satellite radio options available, Mel had to prove his case to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and the DOJ (Department of Justice) stating that there is now HD (High Definition) radio, free radio along with a number of other entertainment options available for the consumer....   [tags: federal trade commission, business practices]

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Heroes or Villains? - The Taliban

- What is a hero. What is a villain. Although definitions vary within our global society, it is generally accepted that a hero is selfless, humble, and moral and has integrity, while a villain is corrupt or evil, incapable of feeling guilt or compassion and is guilty of committing heinous crimes. However, it should be noted that the labels of ‘hero’ and ‘villain’ are subjective, and that, in the words of Sirius Black (the falsely incriminated godfather of the titular hero of the Harry Potter series) “… the world isn’t split into good people and [villains]....   [tags: afghanistan, pakistan, terrorists, war on terror]

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A History of the Orion Neblua

- A nebula is a space dust that appears as a hazy bright, colorful patch in the sky. The Orion Nebula goes way back from millions of years ago and is made up of mostly hydrogen, but also helium, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen (Wiley 1). The Orion Nebula is also known as M42, Messier 42, and NGC 1976 (Ivan P. 1). Even though the Orion Nebula may have a giant black hole in the middle of it, The Orion Nebula is still the brightest nebulae because it can be seen with the naked eye during certain times of the year and has the three brightest stars in it....   [tags: astronomy, celestial bodies]

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Johnny Mercury : John The Baptist

- Johnny Mercury: John the Baptist in Egypt As the transit of the sun by the planet Mercury on May 9, comes closer, one may wonder the lore associated with Mercury and how it relates to other religions such as Christianity. The cosmocrator, Mercury, does relate to one particular figure--John the Baptist. John the Baptist is a peculiar, eponymous hero that appears many times not in Christianity and the Gospels, but also in Gnostic, Mandean, Freemasonic and last but not least, connected to Egyptian sources....   [tags: Jesus, Gospel of John, John the Baptist, Baptism]

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Investment Policy At The Hewlett Foundation

- Investment Policy at the Hewlett Foundation This case examines investments by Hewlett Foundation (HF). William R. Hewlett, his wife Flora, and their oldest son, Walter, established the foundation in 1966. At year-end 2004, the foundation was among the eight largest U.S. private foundations by asset size, with $6.4 billion. HF consists primarily of HP and Agilent 3 stock. The foundation focused on six grant programs, which are: conflict resolution, education, the environment, performing arts, population, and U.S.-Latin American relations and other special programs....   [tags: Investment, Rate of return, Bond, Stock]

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Does Humanity Need Religion?

- In it's infancy, humanity relied on religion and it played a crucial role in the shaping of society. The organizing of people in front of one leader helped guide the unruly masses to collaborate and coexist. However, humanity no longer needs its hand held to get through the dark times. At some point we must take responsibility for our actions, both at a personal level and as a society. Religion has become the justification for countless murders, decades of war, and a plethora of other despicable deeds....   [tags: sun, death, divine creator]

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Lord of the Rings: Two Towers vs. Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban Comparison

- Lord of the Rings: Two Towers vs. Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban Comparison In the two novels, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and Harry Potter: The Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K. Rowling, there is a distinct relationship that is created through the idea that there are the chosen individuals are the only ones that can save the world. The first novel, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a novel generally focusing on uniting ¡§Middle Earth¡¨, a term used to describe the human world, to defeat the enemy forces of evil controlled by a character described as pure evil named NAME....   [tags: Compare Contrast Potter Lord Rings Essays]

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Sherman Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven

- Imagine a world without hope, diversity, uniqueness, heroes and role models. Everybody would have the same height, shape, voice, skin color, eye color, hair color, clothes, job, interests and so on. They would most likely live in the same type of home, own the same things, speak the same language and eat the same food. If a person tried to be unique, the society would try to drag that person down to society’s hopeless status. Personally, I couldn’t stand a minute in a world like that....   [tags: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Essays]

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Science Of Desire Article Summary and Critique

- Summary The article The Science of Desire presents ethnography and its proponents play an important role in modern business world. Author Ante began with an example, the satellite-radio war, to show how ethnography worked in business. In satellite-radio war, Sirius Satellite Ratio made a team of social scientists, designers, and ethnographers. Through studying customers’ habit of listening to music, watching TV and reading magazines, the team concluded several facts that can defeat competitors....   [tags: Article Analysis Critique]

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Brand Profile for XM Radio

- Brand Profile for XM Radio *Brand Name: XM Radio *Brand Quality: Superior digital sound technology, unparalleled signal coverage, proven chipset technology, and outstanding programming. *Physical Characteristics of the Brand: All hardware is manufactured by third parties, the service is all that is supplied by XM; however all hardwire contains the XM logo. *Brand Strategy: “With XM, listeners will enjoy the clearest the clearest, hottest, hippest, and most provocative radio entertainment, seamlessly across the country.” *Brand Image: Satellite radio inventor, innovator, and market leader....   [tags: Marketing Branding Market]

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a book about a boy named Harry Potter who is a wizard. Its setting is in London, which is where Harry lives. The time element is supposed to be present day, but it is a fiction book. Harry has spent all summer waiting to hear news about Lord Voldemort, a evil wizard that Harry saw return the year before, but nobody believes him. One evening after listening to news ,he decides to go for a walk. He then sees his cousin, who he lives with and hates....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Supernova Brightness

- Supernova Brightness The universe has many components that make what it is throughout the years. The universe is composed of the galaxies which contain billions of stars, the planets from Mercury to Pluto, the Moon, and many other numerous objects. The universe is complex as it is, and no one knows where it begins or where it ends. The stars in the universe, the Sun included, vary in size and brightness depending on the distance viewed from, and its real or apparent visual magnitude. The stars are enormous heavenly bodies that are luminous, and their components are held tightly together by gravity....   [tags: Astronomy ]

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Harry Potter Q&A

- Harry Potter A. General questions. 1. Explain the title of the book. It's about the order of the phoenix, those are the best wizards who are against Voldemort and who try to fight against him, and try to convince the other wizards that Voldemort has really returned. 2.Where is the story set and when does (did) it take place. The biggest part of the story plays at the house of the Dursleys, The Ministry of Magic, The Forbidden Forest, Platform 9¾, the Department of Mysteries, Hogwarts, But also in Hogsmeade, Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place, St Mungo's, the ministry of magic, a train station and of course his aunt and uncle's house....   [tags: J.K. Rowling]

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Black Studies Paper

- Black Studies Paper African's past can be dated back to millions and millions of years. People from every continent is a descendant of the African origin. This essay will explain African's isolation to the rest of the world and some of the famous contributions and some of Africa's contributions to our world. Researchers have found that African people were the home of the first human beings. They have found fossils and archaeological findings that support thus evidence and by genetic research. These findings date back to 4.4 million years ago in Ethiopia....   [tags: History]

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White Dwarfs

- White Dwarfs A hydrogen-burning star (like the sun) is kept in equilibrium by a balance between radiation pressure and gravitational attraction. When the hydrogen burns out, the star goes through a number of changes during which it sheds about half its mass. If the mass of the star is less than a critical value, called the Chandresekhar limit, after its discoverer, then this contraction to a smaller size is halted by a quantum mechanical effect called degeneracy. If the mass is greater than this the pressure developed by the electronic degeneracy is insufficient to prevent gravitational collapse to a neutron star or even a black hole....   [tags: Research Science Astronomy Essays]

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Satellite Radio

- Satellite Radio When I drive my car around town running errands and going from place to place, it’s nice to listen to the radio. Now since this distance I am traveling seems to be within a 30-40 mile radius, flipping through the stations is not much of a problem for me. Now on the other hand, I do travel out of town frequently, and I hate it when I want to listen to the radio and there is no signal. The reason why none of us can is because radio signals don’t carry much farther than the town’s radius....   [tags: Technology Essays]

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Sidetracked Movies

- Movies have been around for as long as I can remember. They may come in many forms or video types, such as film on a reel, beta, VHS, DVDs and many more. Every successful movie tells a certain story, whether it be original, based on a true story, or based on a book. Whatever the case, the scripts are usually original and closely follow the plot they are based on, if there is one. More recently, unfortunately, movies based on novels are being made closer to the ideas of the screenwriter instead of those of the novel....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Investment Strategy

- Investment Strategy To maximize optimum performance of our investment portfolio, we placed a certain percentage of equity in different sectors of the stock market. To maximize value with a bearish market, we structured an initial investment strategy that focused on inputting funds into income assets in the form of t-bills and bonds. Roughly, we estimated on contributing between twenty and thirty percent into these low risk funds until the market index increased. Once the stock market indices picked up, the majority of our one million dollars in assets was to be places in Canadian and United States equities....   [tags: Finance Investing ]

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling

- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling There are several settings in Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire. The settings in the book resemble medieval towns and castles. The opening scene is set in an urban street. The following scene is set at the Hogwarts castle. A castle is a common medieval image. Another common medieval image is people gathered in a stadium watching a big event. The next setting in the story is the Quidditch World cup. Another setting in the story is a town called Hogsmeade which is the last remaining wizarding town where the students at Hogwarts take trips to throughout the year....   [tags: Harry Potter Rowling]

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J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series

- Thus far in Rowling’s predicted seven book series, all four books can be found to have a number of shared themes that are rather evident in all of them. The most evident, however, would be that things in the land of Harry Potter are not always what they seem, and in order to get along well in this land, you must accept the differences of others. Harry’s life for his first few years could be categorized under both of these themes. Harry, after all, is always having bizarre things happen at the most inopportune moments; his aunt, uncle, and cousin (the Dursleys) are definitely less than accepting of this, resulting in a very poor relationship between Harry and them (The Sorcerer’s Stone 1...   [tags: Harry Potter Series]

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The Emergence of Satellite Radio

- The Emergence of Satellite Radio While the transition of television to a digital technology with its improved picture and sound quality has been a much publicized and controversial process, television's venerable ancestor, radio, has stayed in the background. But this year, in the United States, radio broadcasting is making its own digital leap. Two start-ups are introducing a new type of radio broadcast--subscription-based digital audio sent from satellites. With satellite digital audio radio services (SDARS), as they're called, listeners will be able to tune in to the same radio stations anywhere in the United States....   [tags: Papers]

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Management Systems

- Liberty Media Corporation (Nasdaq: LMCA) (Liberty) and Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) (Comcast) are two of the leaders in the telecommunications industry with contrasting innovation styles: Liberty basically approaches innovation by acquisition, while Comcast has an aggressive internal development process supplemented by acquisitions and venture capital investments. Liberty is headed by its chairman, Dr. John C. Malone, 72, one of the pioneers and founders of the cable television industry who has grown and spun off several public companies, including Tele-Communications, Inc., that now forms the core of Comcast’s cable division (Hull, J., 2012)....   [tags: telecommunications, innovation]

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Different Paths a Person Can Take in Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

- ... Though they have common backgrounds they have very opposing morals and outlooks on life. Voldemort believes that knowledge is power and that power is what allows you to control everything. He had become the number one student with some of the highest grades because he wanted to gain power not only in magic, but with his peers as well. Harry on the other hand is an average student, being mostly because he doesn't study much and that is always distracted by life threatening events, but his friend Ron also plays a part it as well....   [tags: villain, power, muggles]

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The Sun Is The Star At The Center Of The Solar System

- Hopefully we all know how important the Sun is to us. However, some often forget why that is. The Sun is the star at the center of the solar system and is the most important star for the living and non-living organisms on Earth do to the fact that it provides the light energy and the heat needed to support life. Without the heat and light that it provides, the Earth would be lifeless and a ball of ice. The sun was created in a vast cloud of gas and dust over five billion years ago. . Over a period of many millions of years, this gas and dust began to fall into a common center under the force of its own gravity....   [tags: Energy, Sun, Nuclear fusion, Light]

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The Impact Of Innovation And Technology On The World 's Growing Population

- Innovation is the process whereby organizations use their skills and resources to develop new goods and services or to develop new production and operation systems so that they can better respond to the needs of their customers (Jones et. al., 2006). Innovation and technology are vital to providing a wider, more sustainable mix of energy resources for the world’s growing population. Thousands of Shell scientists, researchers and engineers around the globe are working to develop tomorrow’s groundbreaking solutions, collaborating with experts and specialists beyond our industry (Innovation through R&D, Shell Global, 2016)....   [tags: Innovation, New product development]

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Marketing Management Framework : Airlines, Jetblue, Airways, And American Airlines

- Consumers are all quite demanding when it comes to products. We all want the biggest, best, newest items and services at the cheapest possible price. Hoping the products and services we are purchasing are at a high quality standard. Consumers have high standards for all companies that offer a vast variety of services and goods. But we all know that not every company can have it all. For this Marketing Management Framework, the companies being compared are: Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, United Airlines, and American Airlines (Iacobucci, 2013)....   [tags: Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines]

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The Bravery: Evolving In a Picky Musical World

- With musical tastes changing weekly, it is often difficult to capture the attention of listeners, especially with the wider availability of music. As a result, bands disappear faster than you can say Grammy. However, with two albums and a publicity-driven feud with The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers, alongside a gaggle of shows under their belt, it is nearly impossible to miss The Bravery. As one of the hardest working rock acts, The Bravery is determined to make a name for itself in the music industry and remain there....   [tags: Music]

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The Devil Is A Common Sense Of Evil

- The word “Satan” means “adversary” and in taking the root of the word into our culture it is obvious that the devil is our opponent. The devil has become a common sense of evil in almost all cultures. The devil is everywhere, from movies to music to T.V, the devil seems to be inescapable. Weather called the devil, lucifer, Satan; the devil almost always depicts an evil presence. Believing that the devil is real or fake; culture has made him a known figure. The global depictions of the devil range from him being pure evil, to him being worshiped as a god, to him not being an actual existence....   [tags: God, Good and evil, Devil, Evil]

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Histopathological Determination of Age in Archaeological Remains

- Introduction Estimating age at death has long and justly been viewed as a highly important aspect in various scientific fields of concern, including forensic pathology, archaeology or anthropology. The past decades have seen a rapid progress in all domains of science, including biology where molecular studies have become the centre of attention. However, even today, the classical histomorphometry methods are still widely used as a complementary analysis, whilst offering back-up to the molecular results in terms of determining the age of an individual....   [tags: Archeaology, Ancient Artifacts, Earth, Death]

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The Relationship Between Celestial Bodies and Literature

- Celestial bodies and literature have a relationship that extends beyond the simple “star light, star bright, I wish I may, I wish I might…” rhyme. Over the years, man has found a muse in the heavens and has used this inspiration to create to works that speak to generations of people. The Orion constellation is located on the celestial equator, and is one of the most well-known and identifiable constellations in the sky and can be seen throughout the world. Orion’s popularity has lead to its inclusion “Down fell the red skin of the lion Into the river at his feet....   [tags: constellations, orion, stars]

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How Did Ancient Egypt Contribute Society Today?

- How Did Ancient Egypt Contribute To Society Today. Along with King Tut, no other figure was as more famously associated with Egypt as Cleopatra VII. Many people believe she was an Egyptian native, but on the contrary, she was a Greek. Born originally in Alexandria, she is said to be a descendant of Ptolemy I, commonly known as one of Alexander the Great’s most trusted lieutenants. She became famous in her home city because she was one of the first to actually speak the Egyptian language, (“11 Things You May Not Know About Ancient Egypt”)....   [tags: Ancient Egypt, Egypt, Edwin Smith Papyrus]

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Harry Potter And The World Of Magic

- Introduction The story of Harry Potter amazed a whole generation of not only children, but also adults, and still does. Rowling’s series, tells the story of Harry Potter and his fight against Lord Voldemort, which takes place in the world of magic. The difference between Harry Potter and Lord Volde-mort is explained by Dumbledore at the end of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone using the following words: „’If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. He didn’t realise that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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How Does Light Speed Affect The Universe?

- How does light speed affect the universe. What about our everyday lives. In the History Channel documentary, “The Universe – Light Speed”, what light speed is and how it affects the universe helps explain how important it is for not only learning the history of our Solar System but the universe itself. How light speed affects stars we see from Earth, the significance of redshift, light horizon and how it affects our glimpse into space, and how ideas are being formulated to traverse space are key points in this documentary....   [tags: Universe, Cosmic microwave background radiation]

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The Prison Of Azkaban By Harry Potter

- LOCATIONS Throughout the entire series there are many different locations that Harry Potter and his friends journey off to. One place you hear quite often of in the series is the prison of Azkaban. Azkaban is a wizard prison established by the Ministry of Magic’s Department of Magical Law Enforcement. It is guarded by Dementors and located on an island off the North Sea. It is said to be a reference to the Alcatraz prison located on an island just off the San Francisco Bay in California (Beahm, Kirk, McDaniel 210)....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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Clear Channel's Grip on College Radio

- Clear Channel Communications, owner of 1,200 stations across the United States, has been undermining the values of diversity, localism, and market completion within the music industry since the media policy wars in the early 2000s. Since then, the radio industry arguably has lost a significant amount of the authenticity it once had. The only exception is college radio: the last safe haven for musical integrity. The only facet of radio not owned and controlled by a major monopoly. Recently, however, Clear Channel has gone to bed with college radio stations across the country....   [tags: Media ]

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Similarities Between Ancient Egypt And Mesoamerica

- Around 3500 B.C.E to 3000 B.C.E., civilizations emerged in many places. Egypt and Mesoamerica are distinctive two of them. Considering the different aspects of civilization, historians can find some same characteristics and differences which are valuable for historians to understand civilization in-depth. The central government is a critical part of civilization. The government in Egypt was quite similar to the Olmec government, except Egyptian was more complex. In Egypt, the central government was called bureaucracy, an administrative organization which consisted of many governors....   [tags: Ancient Egypt, Egyptian hieroglyphs]

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows

- The story of Harry Potter amazed a whole generation of not only children, but also adults, and still does. Rowling’s series, tells the story of Harry Potter and his fight against Lord Voldemort, which takes place in the world of magic. The difference between Harry Potter and Lord Volde-mort is explained by Dumbledore at the end of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone using the following words: „’If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. He didn’t realise that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

- “As the Dark Lord becomes ever more powerful, your race is set still more firmly above mine. Gringotts falls under Wizarding rule, house-elves are slaughtered, and who amongst the wand-carriers protests?” “We do!” said Hermione. She had sat up straight, her eyes bright. “We protest. And I’m hunted quite as much as any goblin or elf, Griphook. I’m a Mudblood!” “Don’t call yourself [that]—” Ron muttered. “Why shouldn’t I?” said Hermione. “Mudblood, and proud of it!” Like this excerpt from JK Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” the majority of the book series takes a clear stance against discriminatory practices....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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The History of Automobile Audio

- The history of automobile audio dates back to the early 1900s. George Frost did the earliest car audio experimentation in 1922. The evolution of car radios began in the Transitone Th-1, in 1927. The first FM turner band in cars was introduced in 1952. In 1965 the 8-track player was introduced in Ford vehicles. In the early 1960’s, cassettes were introduced, but didn’t become popular until 1977. The FM band became more popular in the 1980s, and the first car compact disc players were introduced in the 1980s....   [tags: Automobiles ]

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Somalia: A Country in Need

- Many countries around the world know about the numerous issues Africa has been dealing with for years. However, only a few countries know what specific problems the African people of Somalia live through every day. The problems that occur in Somalia not only affect how the citizens live, but their mental and physical appearances. Somalia is a country located on the east coast of Africa, opening them up to major issues with piracy. Piracy causes chaos to Somalia and prevents the country from focusing on more important matters....   [tags: Social Issues]

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Review of the Fiat 500

- According to "U S News Best Cars", the 2014 Fiat 500L is ranked #3 of 14 upscale small cars. Their criteria included test drives, safety data, examination of reviews and reliability. This is a good-to-know considering the brand took a 28-year hiatus from American shores. A larger model, the Fiat 500L debuted in 2014. This svelte 4-door hatchback seats up to five people. When the rear middle seat isn't occupied, it folds down to reveal a convenient arm rest and cup holders. The 500L, with its turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, demonstrates sufficient power for tootling about town....   [tags: engine, emissions, accessiories]

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Xm Radio

- 1. Summary and Conclusion We believe XM Satellite Radio should offer a subscription-based offering of 50+ channels for $10 per month. XM needs to acquire new customers and we recommend using the $100M launch campaign as described in this report to generate significant customer adoption. 2. Situation Analysis a. Company XM Satellite Radio was founded in 1992 to provide radio entertainment to the via a satellite-based broadcast system. XM is a very early-stage company. Primary Issues · XM must define a business model, manufacturing process, and marketing strategy....   [tags: Business Analysis Management Strategy]

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Xm Radio

- Satellite Radio is at a point where several decisions need to be made before it sells its satellite digital radio. Some important considerations that XM need to decide on are: What type of segment(s) should XM market to. What will be the retail price of the product, and will XM require a monthly subscription fee. If so, how much should it be. Should XM allow advertisements on their programming. Is penetration pricing the best strategy. What would the early launch of SIRIUS SIRIUS is going to target rural America as their primary market due to the lack of FM radio stations....   [tags: Business Strategy Analysis]

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To Be A Gryffindor

- To Be A Gryffindor: Chapter 2 It’s been two weeks since you sold your soul to James Potter and he has not contacted you since. You’re not sure if he has realized that even bothering with you is a waste of time or if he honestly has a good reason for the wait. You sincerely hope he will explain himself soon. Your hopes are answered when on a perfectly normal trip to the bathroom during History of Magic, you are grabbed by someone and pulled into a broom closet. You struggle against your abductor, assumed to be male as when you aimed a kick at his nether region you encountered dangly bits that when kicked elicited a high-pitched shriek from your captor....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty

- Introduction In 1977, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) was introduced to dilate narrow coronary arteries. Over the years, the development of the procedure knocked down major anatomical obstacles. Typically the procedure involves a small incision into the leg, a catheter is inserted through the groin vein and is then steered to the blocked coronary vessel via a guide wire. On the tip of the catheter is a deflated balloon. Once at the congested region of the artery the balloon is inflated, causing plaque to compress against the artery wall, dilating the artery and restoring blood to flow [1]....   [tags: Anatomy, Coronary Arteries]

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Archetypes in Harry Potter

- Since the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in 1997, J.K. Rowling’s best-selling series has become enormously popular, evidenced in part by its translation into more than seventy languages (Plunkett). As its popularity has increased, it has been held in correspondingly higher esteem until Harry Potter finally joined the likes of Peter Pan and Robin Hood, and Rowling’s series was unofficially labeled Children’s Literature. Due to this station, it is being treated more seriously and examined more analytically....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Burgess Shale Fauna

- B.ED. SCIENCE WITH SPECIALISATION IN BIOLOGY   Table of Contents The Burgess Shale Fauna 3 Introduction 3 History of Discovery 3 Preservation Bias 4 Major Fossils 4 Concluding remarks: 7 References: 8 The Burgess Shale Fauna Introduction The Burgess Shale Fauna is a fauna that was constructed based on a group of fossils that were initially found, in the Burgess Shale area in the Canadian Rockies (Gould, 1989). They are a very important group of fossils as “modern multicellular animals make their first unprotected appearance in the fossil record some 570 million years ago” through this group (Gould, 1989, pp....   [tags: fossils, canadian rockies, sea floor]

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Indigenous Australian Mental Health

- MR Hon Peter Dutton MP Minister for Health Australian Government Department of Health Sirius Building, Furzer Street, Woden Town Centre Canberra ACT 2601, Australia Dear Mr Dutton: Thank you for taking time to read my letter. As a nursing student of University of Technology Sydney, I studied contemporary indigenous subject this semester. In this letter I want to illustrate 3 main social determinants of health that impact indigenous Australian health which I found and analysed during my recently study....   [tags: Indigenous Essays]

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