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  • Alpha Kappa Alpha

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    A recurring theme when it comes to many stories, either novels or short stories, is a realization of one’s identity. It may be either the main character or supporting characters that undergo an epiphany. While it is uncertain if his views were changed, the narrator of Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin went through a catharsis by the end of the short story. After reuniting with his former heroin addict brother, Sonny, the narrator tries to make him conform to the society. Sonny, on the other side,

  • Alpha Dog

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    An alpha dog is the literal leader of the pack. All dogs respect him (or her) as a superior and defer to his authority. It is crucial to be a human “alpha dog” in order to maintain control over a pack of six or sixty dogs. If the dogs will not follow your commands, a situation dangerous to the dogs will result. Becoming an alpha dog is more of an art than a science. Different approaches will work but a few basic rules apply: · Learn all of the dogs’ names and personalities. · Be assertive, especially

  • Army Alpha Testing

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    assessment. In developing the mental tests, the psychologists subscribed to the position that one could be quite intelligent, but illiterate or not proficient in the English language. Based on this reasoning, two major tests were developed, the Army Alpha for literate groups, and the Army Beta for illiterates, low literates or non-English speaking (Yerkes, 1921). Both tests were based on the theoretical position that intelligence was an inherited trait, and the assumption was made that native intelligence

  • The Origin of Alpha-Bungarotoxin

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    technology today had showed us that even a toxin can be used in treating human sickness. Below are some of the examples of toxins in the usage of treating diseases, while some requires further research, and medicines that are currently been used. Alpha-Bungarotoxin derived from snake venom is a competitive antagonist for the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. The toxin binds irreversibly to nicotinic acetylcholine receptors at postsynaptic skeletal muscles, inhibiting actions of acetylcholine such

  • Alpha Thalassemia Essay

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    I. Alpha thalassemia is a blood disorder that reduces the production of hemoglobin, which is the protein in red blood cells responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body. Those affected experience a shortage of efficient oxygen-carrying red blood cells, causing anemia, and manifesting in the observable signs of: pale skin, weakness, fatigue, or serious complications when coupled with other illnesses. Thalassemia is a blood disorder passed down through families (since it is inherited siblings

  • The Piper Alpha Disaster

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    Critical Analysis: Piper Alpha Introduction: The Piper Alpha, was an offshore oil production platform that was located in the British sector of the North Sea. It was operated by the Occidental Petroleum Caledonia Ltd. Piper Alpha at the time accounted for approximately ten percent for all gas and oil that was produced from the North Sea (Konard, 2011). Initially Piper Alpha started as an oil platform but later on it was converted to gas production. On the 6th of July 1988, a catastrophic explosion

  • Piper Alpha Disaster

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    when an explosion and fire occurred on the Piper Alpha platform in the North Sea on 1988. That incident made 106 safety improvement recommendations have been used across the world to improve safety, not only in the oil industry but also in the nuclear, airline, military and other industries. There were a total of three blasts in which most men died, the fire in 2 hrs. had sent the rig into the Sea. Regular maintenance was being done on the piper alpha rig. On July 6 two pumps designated pump A and

  • Analysis Of The Alpha By Ubtech

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    The Alpha by UbTech is a robot that was created to be more than just a robot. The device dances, tells stories, does workout exercises, Kung Fu, somersaults, plays soccer, and much more just with the push of a button ("Ubtech-Alpha 1S robot", 2016). Although the design of robot looks somewhat aesthetically pleasing due to its contour bias and effect of color, the design of the app is not good. It lacks the 80/20 rule and accessibility when it comes to language, the robot itself violated the expectancy

  • Piper Alpha Disaster

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    It is considered as the worst offshore catastrophe in the world that killed 167 people. This disaster happened due to the explosion and fire of the Piper Alpha platform in the United Kingdom in 1988. The disaster has caused by a combination of different causes including human factors. However, this disaster has led to many changes across the world in the field of safety regulations in order to improve safety in different fields. Background In 1972, four companies have joined after obtaining the

  • Alpha and Beta Centauri

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    brightest stars (11th as viewed from Earth). Hadar is a blue-white super giant in the constellation Centaurus (Cen). In about 4,000 years, the motion of Alpha Centauri, who’s proper name is Rigel Kentaurus, will carry it close enough to Hadar that they will appear to be a magnificent double star. Because of the distance away from Earth that Alpha and Beta Centauri are (approximately 90 parsecs), they will be an optical double. As they sit today, the two stars look like a pair of eyes, the right one