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Bram Stoker - 1,090 words
Copyright 1996 (Modern library edition) Bram Stoker was born November 8, 1847, in Clontarf Ireland, north of Dublin. His full name was Abraham Stocker. He was the son of Abraham and Charlotte. He was the third of seven children. For the first 7 years of his life Bram was bedridden with a flurry of childhood diseases. This led him to spend much of his time reading. Later in his life, after healing from his diseases, he attended Trinity College in Dublin. There, he was an honor student, played soccer, and was involved in marathon running. After he graduated from college he followed in his fathers footsteps, and became a civil servant at Dublin castle as a junior clerk. He began his literary ca ...
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Beloved And Numerology - 1,767 words
In literature, numbers are used to communicate important messages to the reader. The author uses references to numbers to strengthen the important ideas of the novel. In many cultures numbers carry an important or significant meaning to them. These numbers can carry a meaning more efficiently than using only words. In Beloved, Toni Morrison uses references to numbers to emphasize the significant ideas of the novel. Morrison uses these numbers to represent the persistence of slavery brought upon in Sethes life, her childrens life, Paul D.s life, and Baby Suggs life, after slavery has ended. These references to numbers are important because they show how these characters are affected after it ...
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Book Reviewgentlehands - 1,447 words
The story Gentlehands takes place in the late 1970s. This story mostly revolves around one of the main characters named Buddy, who is a middle classed teenager that has is having a relationship with and upper class, older girl, named Skye. Buddys chances of impressing Skye on his own are very slim to none so he decides to introduce her to his grandfather, Mr. Trenker. Buddy has not seen his grandfather since he was just a little child because of disputes between Buddys parents and Mr.Trenker, so he was not quite sure what to expect from him. Buddy and Skye both come to realize the Mr. Trenker is very educated in many topics and also extremely well mannered. During this same time Mr. De Lucca ...
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Becoming A Man - 522 words
A Day No Pigs Would Die is a story that Robert Peck wrote to show the reader his adolescent life, fate, and the journey from boyhood to manhood. Peck leads the reader through the intricate web of his youth, almost as though he were a stitching needle. The author makes sure not to miss a single stomach pumping detail, leaving the reader, well, not quite wanting more. As a young Shaker boy, Robert lived with his mother Lucy, father Haven, and his aunt carrie. The novel begins with a vivid scene in which he helps bring a calf into the world up on the ridge above their farm. The mother seemed to have been posessed by some force of the underworld, causing her, her calf, and Rob a great deal of pa ...
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Beloved - 1,058 words
... ownership took place, her bond with her children was complete. The escape from slavery did nothing more than intensify this bond. For the first time she felt she could love her children unreservedly and had a vision of true freedom: "Look like I loved em more after I got here. Or maybe I couldn't love 'em in Kentucky because they wasn't mine to love...A place where you could love anything you choose--not to need permission for desire--well now that was freedom"(Page 162). Gender issues are also dominant in the story. Three of the four main characters are female, and it not only tells the story of an ex-slave but of a woman's life. Slavery is the cause ofSethe being in the situation she i ...
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Ben Carson - 402 words
Carson, Ben. Ben Carson. Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1990. Ben Carson was a hero because he overcame great problems. He was poor, he had no dad at home, his mother worked two jobs, and Ben did not do well in elementary school. It seemed like Ben would be poor his whole life. Bens mother made him believe that he would be great. Ben and his brother worked very hard at school. Ben became a great doctor. Ben helped many people get well. Ben helped many people believe that they could do great things. Ben is special because he was raised in a very poor place in Detroit where many people never learn anything. Ben is special because he had to work very hard. Ben was different than many people he grew up ...
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Barnes And Noble Buys Ingram Book Group - 1,039 words
The number-one bookseller today was born in 1971. Barnes and Nobles (B&N) founder and Chief Executive, Leonard Riggio, started out with a stagnant Manhattan book store. Today, it operates over 1,000 store-chains. The chain includes about 504 B&N superstores, 507 B. Dalton mall stores, and 300 university bookstores. The college bookstores are leased and they take a commission on the sales revenues. Regardless of the profits they make, they still have to pay the universities. One such university bookstore is located at (name of college). The students allege that the books are cheaper now that Barnes and Noble owns the college bookstore. Mr. Riggio attended New York University (NYU) as an engin ...
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Bristol Myers Squibb - 1,683 words
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Business Report - 1,530 words
A comprehensive advertising plan will help this company capitalize on many current and future market trends in the casket industry. We will develop a strategy for the company that will pull the product through the supply chain by creating consumer awareness and developing and interest for the product, thus creating a more educated, knowledgeable and empowered end-consumer. The new trend sweeping the funeral services market is that of pre- planning, people are starting to realize that as with everything else, prices are moving higher on a regular basis. Many individuals realize by pre-planing know they are relieving the burden from family members and also taking advantages of saving money by ...
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Blockbuster - 1,011 words
David P. Cook created the first Blockbuster Video store in October 1985 in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Cook intended to establish " video superstores" that would respond to the on going trends in the video industry during the 1980's because the number or households buying VCRs was increasing very much and so was the number of film titles. He wanted to create a store that would respond to the customer's needs such as: nice facilities, wide selections of videos, fast service, and convenience. A computer system was developed so that the company was able to track specific demographic data, customer's renting patterns, and the number of times a cassette has been rented, and the information was collected t ...
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Brief Review Of Platinums Medical Products And The Additional Funding Required - 1,680 words
Brief Review of PlatiNUMs Medical Products and the Additional Funding Required Andrew S. McAlister, CEO, Co-Founder Jason J. Smith, Senior Vice President, Co-Founder TO: Mr. Greg Krel, Chief Investment Officer FROM: Andrew S. , Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder Jason J. , Senior Vice President, Co-Founder SUBJECT: Report on purpose of additional funding required for future development of PlatiNUM Medical, Inc. This is the report on the latest cardiovascular medical device that you requested on This report discusses in explicit detail how we came to develop such an effective device. The research and study methods, which were used, will be introduced. We met with Doctors and patients in orde ...
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Business And Applied Statistics Research - 2,067 words
I am coming to xxxxxxxxx with a research proposal that could quite possibly revitalize the spirit in which it was founded. Since xxxxxx first began in 1978, quality workmanship has been one of the principles around which its foundation was constructed. It is that very same principle that established a clientele which has supported xxx over the years with repeat business and word of mouth recommendations. After having the privilege of working for xxx this past summer I was able to gain some insight on a problem that could potentially crack that foundation. After years of high quality performance it appears to me that, like many other opportunistic companies, xxx has let targets and numbers ge ...
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Business And Applied Statistics Research - 1,955 words
... lways available.(Gates, McDaniel; 1999) In our situation this is not the case. In addition, stratification can be time consuming because of the time required to obtain the necessary information. Again this doesnt affect our research because the segmenting information is internal and readily available. Once the means of sampling has been established you can determine the size of the sample by working with management and the designated objectives. (See Appendix Ba for equation and calculation) What this example data is telling us is with a sample size of 89 we can be 95% confident that the true mean of the quality ratings will be within 5% of the true population mean. The standard deviatio ...
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Budwieser - 1,818 words
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. continually seeks opportunities to maximize shareholder value and increase efficiency. Through their extremely effective marketing strategies A-B has gained control of over 47% of the global market share. In the process of doing this, Anheuser-Busch has become one of the most recognizable trademarks. This is not without its faults though. Anheuser-Buschs aggressive advertising campaign has targeted more than who they bargained for. Through A-Bs catchy advertisements, they have attracted customers other than the 21+ age group, and recreational drinkers. It is the opinion of many researchers that Anheuser-Busch is negligent in their advertising, and insists that ...
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Budwieser - 1,949 words
... ing only one product group. This approach had helped boost domestic sales over the competition. Anheusers manufacturing plants are the most technologically advanced in the industry. This is due to a modernization program that involved updating and replacing old equipment. This has reduced cost by around $300 million per year. It has also increased the output of each facility. Anheuser has an advantage because of their name. Budweiser is one of the most valuable trademarks in the world today. This is due to the large number of promotions they have each year. Every company regardless of the size has certain weaknesses. When dealing with a company of Anheusers size it is hard to pinpoint ex ...
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Banana Wars - 422 words
US trade to and from the 15 EU countries adding the amount of mutual foreign investment add up to more then $1.6 trillion dollars. By contrast, the US economic relationship with Japan is $444 billion, less than a thir of US-EU total. If the US-EU economic relationshi[p were a country, it would be the third largest economy on earth, outdone only by GDPs of Japan and the US, and growing much faster than either. So why should these two great economic blocks be embarking on a trade war that can only work against their mutual interest? And why should it be based on bananas, which neither of them grows? Because of conflict America imposed section 301, which gives Washington the right to impose pun ...
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Brazil - 1,422 words
Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest country in the world. It represents almost half of South America. It borders every country in South America except Chile and Ecuador. Brazils immense size and population contribute to a variety of culture, environmental wildlife, ethnic groups, and an abundant of natural resources. The Brazilian Indians were the first inhabitants of Brazil. Historians express that their were two to five million Indians living in the region before the arrival of the Portuguese. Today there are less than 200,000. [Destination Brazil web site]. The first Portuguese explorers arrived in Brazil in 1500. During this period Brazil became the first ...
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Bankruptcy - 1,027 words
Bankruptcy law provides for the development of a plan that allows a debtor, who is unable to pay his creditors, to resolve his debts through the division of his assets among his creditors. This supervised division also allows the interests of all creditors to be treated with some measure of equality. Certain bankruptcy proceedings allow a debtor to stay in business using revenue that continues to be generated to resolve his debts. An additional purpose of bankruptcy law is to allow certain debtors to free themselves (to be discharged) of the financial obligations they have accumulated, after their assets are distributed, even if their debts have not been paid in full. Bankruptcy law is feder ...
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Bankruptcy For Small Business - 1,070 words
Bankruptcy is defined in our text as when a business is unable to pay its debts as they come due. (Daft 778) Small business owners never start their businesses with the intention of failing, however statistics show that in all likelihood they will not be successful. This fact reveals the importance of understanding bankruptcy even before a new business is formed. Small business owners who understand the bankruptcy law are better equipped when their business does not succeed, allowing them to minimize lose both professionally and privately. Prior to the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, debtors had few rights; their debt often resulted in imprisonment or involuntary servitude. When Congress pass ...
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Big Oil And Bus Ethics - 1,760 words
It can be argued (convincingly) that human's usage of fossil fuels is responsible for a large part of the world's pollution problems. The area that I will discuss is the interaction that the big oil companies have had with the environment surrounding their businesses in Alaska. I will not tackle the issue of whether it is right or wrong to extract or use fossil fuels. Instead, I will ignore the larger issue and concentrate on specific issues concerning the Arctic Slope activities of oil companies in Alaska. Because the North Slope oil fields are on American soil, the regulation of the industrial activities is far more stringent than other areas in the world. If we compared the North Slope oi ...
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