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Settings Dulce Et Decorum Est and the
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Settings: Dulce et Decorum Est and the Open Boat

The two pieces of literature chosen for comparison for this essay both reflect the insignificance of life and the arbitrary nature of the universe. Both works are set to reflect man's struggle to survive under extraordinary circumstances. Dulce Et Decorum Est by ilfred Owen is a poem set on the battle fields of the First orld ar. The Open Boat by Stephen Crane is set on a life boat on a raging sea. In Owen's poem it is society that is indifferent to the significance of a man's life, while in Crane's short story it is nature that is indifferent to the significance of a man's life. Both works take place in the early twentieth century. In each case men are thrown together because of circumstance and are faced with life and death situations.


Owen's poem speaks of the horrific…

Works Cited

Crane, Stephen. "The Open Boat." The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. Eds R.V. Caccill and Richard Bausch. New York W.W. Norton & Company Inc., 2000, 176-194. Print.

Owen, Wilfred. "Dulce et Decorum Est." The War Poetry Website. Saxon Books, 1998, Web. 20 February 2013.

Advances in Nanomaterials and Their Applications
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Advances in Nanomaterials and Their Applications

Nanomaterials, including carbon nanofibers and nanotubes, are being explored extensively for their use and application in multiple manufacturing domains. One of the most eager manufacturing sectors to incorporate nanomaterials into their midst is the athletics gear and sporting industries. Tennis rackets, surf, skate, and snow boards, skis, ski poles, boats, bicycles, hockey sticks, baseball bats, golf clubs and balls are all potentially transformed by the use of nanomaterials. Other athletics applications of nanomaterials include sports stadium materials, artificial turf, running track surfaces, clothing, and gymnasium equipment (Chunyan, 2011). While nanomaterials are proving promising from design, implementation, and development perspectives, there are also significant safety issues that need to be taken into consideration by engineers, manufacturers, and industry regulators.

The root word "nano" comes from the Greek meaning dwarf because the particles are extremely small and require special technologies for visualization as well as…


3M (2013). 3M nanomaterials strengthen sports gear. Retrieved online: 

Abraham, T. (n.d.). Nanotechnology and nanomaterials -- applications and global market analysis. Retrieved online: 

Chunyan, L (2011). Study on application of biosafety of nano-materials in sports engineering. Future Computer Science and Education (ICFCSE, 2011).

DeJong, K.P. & Geus, J.W. (2007). Carbon nanofibers: Catalytic synthesis and applications. Catalytic Reviews 42(4): 481-510.

Intelligence in the Battle of the Atlantic
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Battle of the Atlantic

The changing nature of America's involvement in orld ar II is an interesting strategic story because the American people were weary of war and during the time Hitler was taking over one European nation after another. After the attack on Pearl Harbor of course Americans were fully ready to go to war with Japan. But the situation in Europe was not as well defined as far as American involvement. And the Battle of the Atlantic was, in reality, a "…battle to deliver supplies" and in fact "…the future prosecution of the war" depended on the success of this battle ( This paper reviews the strategies employed by the U.S. And Great Britain, the technologies used, and other aspects of the Battle of the Atlantic.

hy was the Battle of the Atlantic important?

The importance of winning this battle -- which the allies won, with an enormous…

Works Cited

Allied Communications Intelligence (2000) Battle of the Atlantic, Vol. I. December 1942-

May 1945. The U-Boat and Allied Naval Communication Intelligence. Retrieved February 25, 2014, from .

Destroyer Escort Historical Museum. (2001). Destroyer Escorts in the Atlantic. Retrieved February 25, 2014, from .

Hickman, K. (2014). World War II: Battle of the Atlantic. Retrieved February 25,

Design of Goods and Services
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egal Marine

Product life cycle is an approach that companies use when analyzing the evolution of their products. This is intended to determine the investments that must be made regarding these products, but also the incomes they are likely to determine. The concept of product life cycle also applies in the case of egal Marine products. In this case, most of the company's products usually have a life cycle of three to five years. This can be considered a short life style in comparison with other products that benefit from life cycles of decades.

In this situation, products with short life cycles require increased levels of investments. This is because the company must focus on introducing new products on the market in order to be competitive (Wu et al., 2005). However, these products are also able to determine increased levels of incomes that can be used in investing in the…

Reference list:

1. Wu, D. et al. (2005). Managing Short Lifecycle Technology Products for Agere Systems. Retrieved May 3, 2013 from

Services There Are Several Ways
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With this type of diect input, customization to fit exact consume needs becomes one of the clea pillas of the stategy. This is also eflected in the divese list of ships that the company has poduced in the last peiod of time, anging fom the small, 3-passenges Rush to the luxuy Commodoe -- all in ode to addess a wide ange of potential clients, with divesification and customization woking togethe as the main elements of the company's stategy.

This is suppoted by the continuous development of new poducts, also in line with the fact that the life cycle of the poduct is between 3 and 5 yeas, which equies the constant development of new poducts, both to keep in line with the consumes' pefeences and to ensue that the company emains inteesting on the maket with the poducts it offes, in compaison to its competitos. At the same time, all…

references and to ensure that the company remains interesting on the market with the products it offers, in comparison to its competitors. At the same time, all this strategy is also supported by technology, as shown through the use of Computer Aided Design in the development of new products.

3. The main advantage that Regal Marine obtains from the used of technology such as CAD results in engineering benefits and a higher quality product. With CAD, the company can ensure that the parts making up the boat are better fitted together and will have better results as a finalized, end product. At the same time, using CAD also increases the efficiency of the development process, which is essential in an industry where the life cycle of the product is so short. With this, the company is able to improve its relations not only with the clients, but also with other significant shareholders and partners, such as suppliers.

Man vs Nature
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knew the color of the sky," is the opening line of Stephen Crane's short story "The Open Boat." Jack London's short story "To Build a Fire" also opens with a reference to the impenetrability of the "exceedingly cold and gray" skies. Nature is an integral part of the setting of any work of literature, and sometimes features prominently enough to become like a character with features that directly challenge the protagonist. Both "Open Boat" by Stephen Crane and "To Build a Fire" by Jack London are short stories that feature nature prominently enough to fuse the elements of setting and characterization as the protagonists struggle for their own survival. Nature in these short stories is depicted as being a dichotomous force. It is a neutral element, in that nature has no egotistical motives like those of human beings. Yet nature is a formidable force that can seem cruel because it…

Works Cited

Crane, Stephen. "The Open Boat." Retrieved online: 

London, Jack. "To Build a Fire." Retrieved online:

SEM if You Had to
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6. When would you suggest using negative match for keywords? Please give a specific example of a keyword and a related negative match.

The intent of using negative keywords is to trim back the number of items returned in a search, making the results delivered more relevant. The example shown below illustrates how a search of the New York Yankees could be made more relevant by removing the local New York football teams.

Negative keywords: New York Giants, New York Jets

7. Using the information provided in the attached Excel spreadsheet, please answer the following questions:

a. What is the clickthrough rate (CTR) for the keyword, Rock Band 2? Please illustrate the formula used to derive your answer.

CTR = (Clicks/Impressions) x 100

.15 = (16,797/110547) x 100

b. What is the CTR for the overall campaign?

.046 = (575,082/12,282,679) x 100

c. What is the CPC for the keyword,…

Leadership Styles and Power Bases of CO
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leadership styles and power bases of CO, XO, Chief of the Boat (COB)? (Consider the full range of possible styles.) Cite specific behaviors and statements, with specific reference to the leadership literature.

The CO's leadership style is very much ad hoc -- in terms of his contempt for what he sees as overly theoretical book knowledge, it is also firmly based on his own long experience. To some degree it recalls the fascinating research done by Malcolm Gladwell in his book Blink: Gladwell researches the possibility that snap decisions in many circumstances are more likely to be correct than laboriously researched and deliberated ones. Gladwell estimates that ten thousand hours of intense activity are required to gain real competency or fluency in an activity, and it is clear from the captain's age and the length of his command that he has seen many years of service and can now afford…

Language and Comprehension Are Both
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Ketch asserts that it is through this natural process that students comprehend and become critical thinkers. Likewise, Pinnell seems to share similar beliefs about natural processes and educators allowing children to explore these processes. The author asserts that

"Concentration on skills draws attention away from the normal and self-reinforcing uses of language, and instruction often unnecessarily makes a natural everyday activity seem foreign and stilted. Language studies suggest that efforts should be redirected to take advantage of nature's most powerful incentive for developing facility with language -- the child's intention to communicate meaning to other people, the use of language for a variety of purposes (Pinnell."

Both of these assertions support the importance of oral language. Ketch encourages this by explaining the importance on conversation is developing critical thinking skills. Likewise Pinnell enforces this by explaining the importance of language use among children.


The purpose of this discussion was…


Ketch, a (2005). Conversation: The comprehension connection. The Reading Teacher, 59(1) 8-13.

Pinnell, G.S. (1975. Language in primary classrooms. Theory into Practice, 14(5), 318-327.

History of Softball Has Its Origins in
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History Of Softball

Softball has its origins in the game of baseball, the bat-and-ball sport which was first played in America with a codified set of rules in Hoboken, New Jersey on 19 June 1846. The game of softball appeared in the U.S. just over thirty years later in 1887. While the two sports are similar in many ways, they also contrast in a number of ways -- as does their history. This paper will examine the history of softball and show how and why it developed out of the game of baseball.

With the first known game of softball being played on Thanksgiving Day in Chicago between Yale and Harvard football fans. The game began quite by accident and quite spontaneously when, after the results of the football game between the two rivals were announced and winning parties were awarded their money, a graduate from Yale hurled a boxing…

From the 1950s onward, an organization known as the International Softball Federation began to oversee softball competition across the entire world. In Australia in 1965, women competed for the first time in an international championship match that included five teams from around the world. Even though the game was invented by men, the women beat them in holding the world's first world championship softball tournament. The first men's world tournament did not take place until the following year in 1966 and it was held in Mexico City. The United States men's team won the championship. From that time on, every four years, a world tournament has been held for competing times within the international community.

Softball even became an Olympic event in 1996 when women's softball was included as an official sport in the Olympic Games. The United States women's team has shown nothing but dominance in the Olympic Games since softball was inaugurated, winning three gold medals. The sport was cut, however, not even a decade after its inauguration, by the International Olympic Committee. (Baseball was removed from the Games as well). Still, some speculate that softball will return to the world stage along with all the other major sporting events of the Summer Olympics.

In conclusion, softball was a game that began quite by accident when rowdy college football enthusiasts took up hitting around a boxing mitt in a boat club in Chicago. Thanks to the determination of a man named George Hancock, the oversight of Lewis Rober (a fireman in Minneapolis), and the organization skills of Leo Fischer and Michael Pauley, softball evolved from the boat club to the Olympics as one of the world's most popular sports for men, women and children.

Indian Camp and The Garden
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The scene is full of hope and joy, and the use of light helps to illuminate this mood.

Once Laura crosses the road, the scene is described quite differently. At first it is "smoky and dark," however Laura does manage to see in some of the cottages flickers of light in the shadows. These flickers of light represent flickers of hope, but they are far less luminous than those which were presented during the garden party.

"The Indian Camp" also makes use of light and dark imagery as a means of signifying elements of the initiation process. Nick and his father start off their journey in the dark of night, which signifies the lack of knowledge that surrounds Nick, and his blindness to the events that are about to take place in the shanty in the Indian camp. Like Laura's experience in the village, Nick too is able to see…

Works Cited

Hemingway, Ernest. "Indian Camp." Stories of Initiation. Stuttgart: Ernst Klett Sprachen GmbH, 2009. 7-12..

Mansfield, Katherine. "The Garden Party." Stories of Initiation. Stuttgart: Ernst Klett Sprachen GmbH, 2009. 46-64.

Mordecai, Marcus. "What is an Initiation Story?" Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol. 19, No. 2 (Winter, 1960), pp. 221-228

Realistic Elements When Evaluating the
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"Tiempos Amargos" (Bitter Times), with its ironic lamentation on the passage of time, criticizes life under the exploitive Mexican president Porfirio Diaz:

These are no longer the times of Porfirio (D'az), when they cried for the master when they'd meet him, they'd shake his hand, and button his pants.

If one day the steward became angry with a worker it was because there was another one closer to the snaps of his pants.

If someone had pretty daughters he'd get a job as a night watchman, or else he'd land a good job, at least as a payroll clerk.

If someone had a pretty wife they didn't let him rest, they'd get them up very early to work just like the oxen.

El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez" tells the tale of a Mexican outlaw who refuses to give up, even when he is cornered at the very end:

And in…

Works Cited

Crane, Stephen. "The Open Boat." Scribner's Magazine 21 (May 1894): 728-740. Electronic

Text Center, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA. October 18, 2007 

El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez." Artsedge. Kennedy Center. October 18, 2007>

Tiempos Amargos." Artsedge. Kennedy Center. October 18, 2007

Case Study Yachts Australia
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Yachts Australia is a small size company owned and operated by a family, and offering charter yacht services in the heart of the Great Barrier eef; this is an easily navigable area, implying a reduced need for specialized skills.

Yachts Australia is currently being run by Alice and Paul, and it has been passed on by Paul's parents, who retired. After taking over the business, the young couple expanded its operations to complete more trips, to deliver more services -- such as catering while on the boat trip -- and they also increased the size of the YA fleet. Today, this is formed from 6 sailing yachts, 4 catamarans and 6 skippered touring boats.

In order to capitalize on the success the company was registering, Alice and Paul engaged in franchise operations, through which similar products are offered by partners along the coast. While the business model implemented generates positive…


Boyes, W., Melvin, M.., 2011, Fundamentals of economics, 5th edition, Cengage Learning

Bragg, S.M., 2010, Accounting best practices, 6th edition, John Wiley and Sons

Murphy, D.J., Willmott, H., 2010, Organization theory and design, 10th edition, Cengage Learning EMEA

Information systems analysis and design -- Yachts Australia case study

Amazon's Cash Cycle'so Much Shorter Than
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Amazon's cash cycle so much shorter than that of competitor Barnes & Noble? How does this comparison affect financial management decisions of other retailers?

There are several reasons which explain why the Amazon Company has a shorter cash cycle than its competitor Barnes & Noble. First and foremost, Amazon is a much bigger company than Barnes & Noble both in terms of income and in the number of products that it sells. hile Barnes & Noble sells some things besides book and ebooks, this is their primary product. Amazon sells everything including books, although this is a very small portion of their income. Another reason for this is that Amazon is doing better financially than Barnes & Noble. The ebook trend has bitten into Barnes & Noble's income, which they tried to combat by creating their own ereader, the Nook but this was far less successful than the Amazon ereader,…

Works Cited

Ross, S., Westerfield, R. & Jordan, B. (2012). Fundamentals of Corporate Finance. 10th ed.


Spare Time Equipment
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Spare Time Equipment





pare Time Equipment' is a newly started business located on the edge of Minneapolis in Minnesota, offers small pleasure boats, snowmobiles, jet-skies, line of trailer and pickup truck campers manufactured by different companies. Mark Zimmerman, the owner of the business has been trying for two years to bring his sales level up in order to make the business profitable. His recent strategy in this regard is to include 'mountain bikes' in the line of products he offers in this area.

In order to reach the right decision regarding the new strategy of increased products line, Mark needs to have a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Threats, and Opportunities) analysis of the business. SWOT Analysis is an important business planning tool used to determine the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of a business firm (Pahl & Richter, 2009). With the help of SWOT analysis, information regarding…


Griffin, R.W. (2011). Fundamentals of Management. Mason: Cengage Learning.

Pahl, N., & Richter, A. (2009). SWOT Analysis - Idea, Methodology and a Practical Approach. Nordestedt: GRIN Verlag.

American Companies Refuse to Do Business in
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American companies refuse to do business in countries

• a. That do not practice democracy?

• b. That routinely practice discrimination?

• c. That tolerate or even encourage the abuse of children? Explain.

Ultimately, a company can do whatever it wishes and to many companies, profit exceeds all else.

However, the United Nations' Global Compact does ask companies to incorporate

Principles concerning human rights,

labor rights, environment protection, and anti-corruption and this includes even indirectly seeming to support countries that violate basic human rights.

Conducting business with a country that does any of the above is not only indirectly helping that country economically grow but also seems to be sending a message of support that country.

The Universal Declaration of Human ights (UDH) calls on 'every individual and every organ of society' to strive to promote and respect the rights and freedoms it contains and to secure their effective recognition…


Harvard University. The Queen v. Dudley and Stephens, 14 Queen's Bench Division 273 (1884).

Vinland Sagas
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tale as old as that of Leif Eriksson's visit to Vinland should come to us in a number of different forms, for stories evolve over time even as does everything else. The fact that this particular story - or rather the various versions of this particular story - were preserved in oral memory. There was long an assumption amongst scholars that oral traditions tended to be conservative, with each generation slavishly memorizing and handing down the exact form of stories and other elements of expressive culture that it had received from the generation above it. But anyone who has ever lived in an oral subculture - such as a club or company in which written notes were not kept about how key decisions were made and what those decisions were - knows from personal experience that an oral culture allows for a great deal of emendation, editing and elaboration by…

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Encyclopedia Britannica

Native Peoples of the Aleutian Island Chain Specifically the Aleute Alutiiq
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Native Americans

The Aleutian Islands run from the Peninsula of Kamchatka in the Asiatic portion of Russia to Alaska. All the islands are bare and mountainous and the coasts rocky and surrounded by crashing waves and enormous breakers. (Larkin, unpaged) Some believe the Aleutians offer the worst weather in the world: eather fronts originating in the South Pacific create storms hundreds of miles long and many weeks in duration (Sipes, unpaged) that pick up the frigid moisture of the waters and air as they move northward. It would seem that anyone desirous of living there would need some overwhelming reasons to do so. The Russians and Scandinavians who first 'discovered' the area for non-natives, and later the Americans, did have good reasons to be there. As for the Aleuts and Alutiiq, an abundance of fish and sea mammals might have been the attraction if, as some theories surmise, they arrived…

Works Cited

Aleut International Association Web site. Retrieved May 10, 2004 at 

Aleutian Islands." Retrieved May 9, 2004 at

Crowell, L. Aron. "Maritime cultures of the Gulf of Alaska." Revista de Arqueologia Americana, July 1, 1999. Retrieved May 9, 2004 from

Diamond, Jared. "Speaking with a single tongue." Discover, February 1, 1993. Retrieved May 10, 2004 from

Foreign Policy Idea to Fall
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" hen and if the U.S. cuts back on the use of fossil fuels to reduce global warming, other nations may well follow our example.

To wit, when we allow the United Nations to conduct searches for potential weapons of mass destruction in our own country, or in countries we have disputes with, other nations may follow and allow inspectors into their country as well. It is idealistic to believe that other nations will do the right thing if only we do the right thing first, but there's no rule that says foreign policy can't have idealism. America was founded on the principals of idealism -- "In order to form a more perfect union" -- and on the other hand America was founded on realism too. If we don't cut the cord with England, we will forever be beholding to tyrants.

right understands that the U.S. can never say we…

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Wright, Robert. (2006). An American Foreign Policy That Both Realists and Idealists Should

Fall in Love with. The New York Times. Retrieved February 3, 2011, from .

Battle of the Atlantic Was One of
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Battle of the Atlantic was one of the most significant and important battles that was fought during WWII. In order to understand the value of the battle and how it was won, it will be necessary to take a close and careful look at the strategic, operational, and organizational factors behind the Allied victory. The victory for the United States and Great Britain was significant, and a turning point in the war that should not be forgotten - but that is often misunderstood and overlooked. The Battle of the Atlantic was an attempt by the Germans to cut the sea lines of communications between the United States and Britain, mostly be using U-boats. If the Germans had been successful, Britain would have been isolated and the U.S. would not have been able to bring such an enormous amount of manpower to Europe. The Battle of the Atlantic was designed to…


Baer, G.W. 1996. One Hundred years of Sea Power. New York: Stanford University Press. pp. 189-205.

Cohen, E.A. & Gooch, J. 1991. Military Misfortunes. New York: Anchor. pp. 59-94.

Murray, W. & Millet, A.R. 2001. A War to be Won. New York: Belknap Press. pp. 234-261.

Overy, R. Why the Allies Won. 1997. New York: W.W. Norton & Co. pp. 44-62.

English Literature of American Culture
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River Runs Through Her: River Imagery and Symbolism in Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl"

Water symbolism, and especially that of the river, is integral to Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Rivers, with their winding waters, are not just part of the geographic landscape or the natural world. For Jacobs, rivers and all bodies of water have both practical and symbolic functions. The river forms a physical barrier between places; it divides states and physical locations. Rivers divide cites like Philadelphia and they provide natural borders between cities and states. Rivers also help delineate the North and the South, which in Jacobs' time was eminently significant. Therefore, the river is a metaphorical barrier between slavery and freedom. The oppressive plantations of the south are separated from the Free States in the north by these flowing bodies of water. In Harriet Jacobs'…

Australian Government
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Australian Federal Politics

One of the most disillusioning things that can happen to a citizen of a democracy is to discover that one's own government - the legal and political extension of oneself - has lied to one. This is far more damaging both to an individual's belief in his or her government and in the end to that government itself than is a citizen's disagreement with that government. This does not, of course, only happen in Australia. Many Americans (to look across the Pacific) believed that their government should not go to war with Iraq, but even as they disagreed with their government's actions approval for American President Bush remained high. However, after it was discovered that the Bush administration lied to the American people about its claims for the necessity of going to war and going to war quickly, more and more Americans have begun to have an…

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Jetties Philosophy
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jetties, places meanings associations. As a photographic project aim visually explore jetties context, create images reflect personal involvement jetties. Seen point view clear photographs autoethnographic.

While most people think of jetties as having a purely functional purpose, it is especially intriguing to consider them in a context of a person's view on life in general. The fact that a jetty interacts with a body of water that can be considered to be 'alive' also makes it possible for the structure itself to take on a personality -- it constantly comes into contact with water and provides viewers with a really impressive show if analyzed thoroughly. To a certain degree it appears that a jetty is man's tendency to get involved in the natural world while having a limited impact on the environment.

In comparison to a large port, a jetty has minimal impact on the body of water where it…

Tour of the World Is
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The morning meal will be included in this fare, with $100 being spent on the necessary six other meals of the three day stay. $175, 3,542.89 MXN, is allocated to transportation, sightseeing fares, souvenirs (compulsory sombrero) and the exploration of the night life; $100 is saved (all the money saved in one location is used to pay the counter value of the larger expenses, such as a cruise to Africa).

(*) Three days in Brazil -- a budget of $525 (925.755 Brazil reais, at an exchange rate of 1 USD = 1.76 BL); $300, or 529.01 BL will be spent on boarding within a three start hotel; $50 will be saved and $125 will be spent on bus transportation, sightseeing fares and food.

(*) Estimated cost of the trip from Brazil to Nigeria - $400

(*) Three days in Nigeria -- $180 per hotel room (26,865 Nigerian naira, at an…


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Grandfather My Grandpa Was a
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I felt a little said I couldn't take them all home and show them to Grandma, but that was soon overcome by feeling good about letting them go instead of being greedy and wasting nature's beautiful resources.

That just had to be one of the best days of my life because I still remember it with warmth in my heart, appreciation for what I learned, and a deep love for Grandpa for taking the time to teach me.

He saved my cousin Richard's life too. I was eight. Richard was twelve, and almost didn't make it to thirteen. It was Christmas vacation at Grandma and Grandpa's house in Arkansas. A heavy snow had fallen, and us kids were having an all-out snowball fight near the lake. Of course, Grandpa had warned us several times not to go near the lake, but, hey, we were kids and we were having fun,…

Global Business International Reserves in
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other intangible assets such as patents and management strength. Finally, those future earnings are discounted to arrive at a net present value. Interbrand discounts against current interest rates and also against the brand's overall risk profile to factor in brand strength. Considerations include market leadership, stability, and global reach -- or the ability to cross both geographic and cultural borders. The final result values the brand as a financial asset. BusinessWeek and Interbrand believe this figure comes closest to representing a brand's true economic worth. (Business Week, Aug, 2007 (

Among the top 100 brands the U.S. has the largest representation with a full 52 brands on the list. This is comparable to no other nation. The U.S. also boast the highest rankings in high tech brands, producing electronic support systems, like software and PCs and/or support functions for them, as well as food and beverage provider brands, while Japan…


BP Statistical Review of World Energy, 2008, retrieved 8, 15, 2008: 

Business Week, Aug, 2007, retrieved 8, 15, 2008:

Nursing - Stress Management Stress
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In that regard, recreational interests often serve a dual purpose by allowing us to release energy in a context that also provides the opportunity to engage in self-reflection that is very similar to mediation. In my particular case, working on my cars and boat serves a stress-reducing role: the activity is physical enough to release energy in the same manner as moderate exercise, and the solitary focus of the activity is conducive to self-reflection that allows me to think about ways of addressing the external sources of stress in my life and helps clear my mind by identifying the avoidable internal causes.


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Rhythm and Blues Artist James
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Kabul is a cosmopolitan center and demonstrates a willingness to modernize but outside Kabul old traditions remain strong and there is little interest in these rural areas for any change.

III. Social Factors

The rural nature of Afghan society cannot be over-emphasized. The population of the country is estimated at 24 million but it is highly fragmented into a variety of ethnic groups that are further broken down into tribal groups. This tribal fragmentation has been encouraged by the countries bordering Afghanistan that have, in order to promote their own political agendas, disturbed any efforts by the Afghan central government from uniting these tribes. hat has developed is a system of ethnically-based rivalries supported by localized Islamic religious sects.

Tribal traditions inside Afghanistan tend to be more powerful than either Islamic theology or political philosophy and these traditions can be harsh toward women (Rohde). Gender roles under tribal traditions are…

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Cleary, Thomas. The Essential Confucius: The Heart of Confucius' Teachings in Authentic I Ching Order. New York: Book Sales, 2000.

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Presidency of Lyndon Johnson Fundamentally
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I knew the Congress as well as I know Lady ird, and I knew that the day it exploded into a major debate on the war, that day would be the beginning of the end of the Great Society.'" in the end, these secrets when revealed, changed forever the way Americans viewed the Presidency, and politicians in general.

Johnson's style of compromise and bargining came to haunt him in dealing with the people and Congress over Vietnam. As Majority Leader in the Senate, he had supported President Eisenhower's foreign policy, partly to move forward his own agenda. What he never understood was that as President, he could not count on the same spirit of bi-partisanship from his Congress. In the end, his actions led to legislation that placed limits on the power of the Presidency.

American politics would never be the same after 1968. For the first time the American…


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Caro, Robert a. The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent. New York: Alfred a. Knoft, 1990.

Caro, Robert a. The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate. New York: Alfred a. Knoft, 2002.

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Billy Collins Sailing Alone Around the Room
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Sailing Alone Around the Room: An exiting adventure and exploration of the 'ordinary' poetic genius of Billy Collins

The title of Billy Collins' volume of poetry Sailing Alone Around the Room is perhaps even more important and significant to consider than the titles of the other volumes of the poet's work. The title of Collins' volume Sailing Alone Around the Room is the title the author chose for a compilation of some of his previous works, such as Picnic, Lightening. Because it is a compilation of a variety of his works over time, the title Sailing Alone Around the Room clearly 'means something' more in the poet's eyes than a title that is reflective only of a fixed and limited collection of poetry, confined to a more narrow period of the poet's creative life. The phrase Sailing Alone Around the Room speaks to Collins' vision of his overarching work as…

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Collins, Billy. Sailing Alone Around the Room. New York: Random House, 2001.

Master & Commander - Patrick
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'No such passengers aboard, sir,' he reported (243, Chapter 7, last page).

Who is admitted to a ship has a strict hierarchy -- and the captain's word is law in terms of who is allowed on board, as is seen in the above quotation.

My moneyman wants to send his son to sea -- you have a vacancy for a youngster; it is as simple as that (266, Chapter 8, p. 23).

A vacancy for a youngster means an apprenticeship -- the moneyman or creditor is necessary for the ship's ability to sail, and thus the captain is willing to accept the young son, and take the 'burden' of the child off of the moneyman's hand suppose I am rather on the hideous side (268, Chapter 8, p.25).

The hideous side physically as a human being, yet also the hideous side of the ship, where the conflict is located and…

Molnar Feels That the President of the
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Molnar feels that the president of the United States is using his son's life, and the lives of many other soldiers, as a tool to further his own political career. He feels that the United States had a shoddy foreign policy for more than a decade and, just as the pressure cooker began to explode, began to try to remedy the situation with a bandage. Molnar contends that the United States is not behaving in the best interest of the people, but is only acting to secure cheap oil and continue using 25 to 30% of this natural resource. The alternative view is that the president had the welfare of the people in mind when he sent soldiers off to the Persian Gulf, and that it was necessary to send troops to the Gulf in order to avoid the possibility of an oil shortage in the United States. In his…

Craft Marine Corporation Case Analysis
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Foreign markets - at some point, the national and the Canadian market will be saturated or close to saturation. This means that the company should think about expanding its activity abroad, and to especially approach the European market.


Current economic situation - given the circumstances created by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it is expected that some of the prospective customers looking to buy a boat might postpone their decision until more favorable economic conditions.

Budget Alternatives

Competitive parity method

One of the most important boat manufacturers in the United States and also an important competitor for Craft Marine Corporation is Genmar Holdings, Inc. Genmar's sales are estimated at $1.2 billion. It is estimated that Genmar spends approximately 0.9% of sales on advertising. Given these figures, Craft Marine Corporation's advertising budget should be:

2001 sales - $120.5 million

Estimated growth - 15%

2002 expected sales - $138.5 million


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Chinese Film Analysis the Process
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(Chu 58 -- 67) it is also important to note that the film has an emotional / cultural tie, to the director Ann Hui. As a child, she immigrated to Hong Kong. Where, she learned English, as a second language and went through some of the common struggles of immigrants. ("Ann Hui")

Clearly, the film the oat People would highlight a shift that is occurring in the cinema of Hong Kong throughout the 1980's. Where, a variety of different new genres would emerge. This is because audiences felt, that many marital arts films lacked substance. At which point, a shift would occur in the motion picture industry, as a variety of new genres would quickly emerge. The oat People would underscore this shift, by telling a unique story of Vietnamese peasants trying to escape the brutality of the communists (three years after the collapse of South Vietnam). Where, they are…


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Classical Myths in Children's Writing's
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He stated that, "I mean printed works produced ostensibly to give children spontaneous pleasure and not primarily to teach them, nor solely to make them good, nor to keep them profitably quiet." (Darton 1932/1982:1) So here the quest is for the capture and promotion of children's imagination through stories and fables that please as well as enlighten. There is always the fallout that once a child learns to love to read he or she will read many more things with greater enthusiasm than before.

The children's literature genres developed in Mesopotamia and in Egypt over a roughly 1,500-year period - proverbs, fables, animal stories, debates, myths, instructions (wisdom literature), adventure and magic tales, school stories, hymns and poems - pass down to the Hebrews and the Greeks. The Old Testament owes much to both Mesopotamian and Egyptian literature (Adams 2004:230)

One can see that, as stated previously, children's literature is…


Adams, Gillian. 2004. "16 Ancient and Medieval Children's Texts." pp. 225-238 in International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, vol. 1, edited by Hunt, Peter. London: Routledge.

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Extended Overview of General Dynamics
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With such result, estimates for the 2,400 F-111 (including their exports) were significantly reduced, but nevertheless, General Dynamics still managed to obtain a $300 million profit with this project.

Grumman started also to build the F-14 Tomcat, using many of the F-111 innovations, but build solely for its purpose of serving as a carrier-borne fighter.

General Dynamics eorganization - it was in May 1965 that the company reorganized its activities into 12 operational divisions, having as a base their production lines. The board took the decision to have all future planes built in Fort Worth and thus ended the plane production in San Diego, which had been Convair's original plant. At the San Diego location the production of space and missile development continued.

The second CEO in this period, David S. Lewis required the headquarters of the company to be moved to St. Louis, event that took place finally in…


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Product Life Cycle Apply to
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Those points are inherent in the approach the company takes to integrating Computer-Aided Design (CAD) data into the broader series of systems and strategies used for constructing boats. The company is also open to taking design, boat interiors and hull style considerations from customers, consultants and dealers. This approach to capturing requirements is often called Voice of the Customer (VoC) research and is typically included as part of the Six Sigma program at manufacturers (osenbaum, Postula, 1991).

What kind of benefits are egal achieving by using CAD technology rather than traditional drafting techniques?

Using CAD technology can significantly reduce the time to transform a drawing into a prototype, drastically reducing the number of errors and also increasing the accuracy of bill-of-materials used for building the finished product (Vinodh, Kuttalingam, 2011). CAD systems can also streamline the new product introduction process, providing graphical 3D images of the boat even before it…


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Impressionist Era and Society in France
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Mary Cassatt and Impressionism

Mary Cassatt was an Impressionist and post-Impressionist painter covering individuals -- especially women and children -- at a time when their role in society at large was becoming more prominent and self-assured. Like herself on the world stage, Cassatt's female subjects demanded attention and investigation, and by looking at one of her works, The Boating Party, in more detail along with some critical information regarding Cassatt and Impressionism in general, it will be possible to see how her choice of subject and style reveal the changes occurring in French society at the end of the nineteenth century, especially as they relate to the representation and centrality of women.

Before considering The Boating Party in more detail, it is useful to begin with a brief examination of Mary Cassatt's earlier life and works as a means of placing this study in a historical and scholarly context and…

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Sailing Destinations Vounaki Greece Vounaki
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Among the great features of Gothenburg is the Gothenburg Opera House, the Liseberg amusement park and Universeum, a great place to take the family because kids will love the discovery and science center at Universeum.

Boat trips are available that take visitors out into the harbor and into the archipelago further north. Marstand in the archipelago and is well-known as a great place for yachting and yacht racing, and it is easily located from Gothenburg.

A couple of great Swedish traditions include "The Day of the Herring" (in June) during which Swedes make it a point to eat herring; many chefs have seminars teaching people how to make a "Midsummer herring dish." There is a floating hotel and restaurant (the Salt & Sill), and while on board a visitor can devour a three-course dinner and a night's stay in the Bed and Breakfast for 65 British pounds.

The Port of…

Tragedy at Finger Lakes it Was a
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Tragedy at Finger Lakes

It was a gorgeous day for anybody, but especially for visitors from out of state to take a scenic boat trip on an exceptionally beautiful lake. There is no nicer time of year to see this area than in the autumn when the trees are ablaze with color against a blue, blue sky. The passengers on the boat were mostly elderly people from the Detroit area, retired autoworkers and their spouses, eager for a glimpse of rural beauty. Who would guess the day would end in tragedy with the boat capsized and 20 of them dead on the bottom of the lake? The captain was a well-known, respected member of the community -- a retired State police trooper who loved his second career. No one trustworthier could be found, according to local authorities who have known him for years. How could such a terrible thing happen?…

Diamond Catalyst Shows Promise in
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Based on these findings, researchers believe that lower elevation with drier environments is being heavily impacted by temperature changes. This not only threatens the ecology of these lower elevation sites, but it also could contribute more to the rapid changes in greenhouse gases. Without forests to be able to repopulate themselves, there will be fewer trees to produce oxygen through consuming carbon dioxide. This may increase the levels of greenhouse gases, making climate change even more dangerous to local environments.


Science Daily. (2013). Climate change threatens forest survival on drier, low-elevation land. Science News. Web.

Article 6: "The Quantum Secret to Alcohol eactions in Space"

The nature of space is so different from out environment here on earth. Chemical processes are often much different than how they would react on the planet. As such, the article "The Quantum Secret to Alcohol eactions in Space," published on Science Daily…


Science Daily. (2013). The quantum secret to alcohol reactions in space. Science News. Web.