Caries - 2,372 words
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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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Models For Predicting Corporate Financial Distress - 2,293 words
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Models For Predicting Corporate Financial Distress - 2,245 words
... ntly, logit analysis has been compared to a more advanced analytical tool, neural networks. Research has found that the approaches perform similarly and should be used in combination (Altman, Marco, and Varetto 1994). Based on multiple discriminate analysis (MDA), the model predicts a company's financial health based on a discriminant function of the form: Z=0.012X1+0.014X2+0.033X3+0.006X4+0.999X5 X3=earnings before interest and taxes/total assets X4=market value of equity/book value of total liabilities The Z-Score model (developed in 1968) was based on a sample composed of 66 manufacturing companies with 33 firms in each of two matched-pair groups. The bankruptcy group consisted of com ...
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What Computer Skills Do Employers Expect From Recent College Graduates - 1,012 words
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Business Analysis Of A Limited Company - 2,189 words
... ion of legacy systems throughout the company; 2) installation of new software packages to replace legacy systems; 3) assessment of Year 2000 readiness at key vendors and suppliers; and 4) evaluating facilities and distribution equipment with embedded computer technology. Total expenditures that were incurred through 1998 related to remediation, testing, conversion, replacement, and upgrading system applications were $70 million. Total remaining expenditures are expected to range from $15 to $20 million through the year 2000. At the present time, The Limited, Inc. is not aware of any Year 2000 issues that are expected to affect materially its products, services, competitive position, or f ...
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Mputer Virus - 1,632 words
Melissa, Bubbleboy, WM Concept, Stoned, Michelangelo, , the list goes on and on. You might ask what do all these names have in common. The similarity between them is that they can cause damage to your computer. In short they are simply known as computer viruses. For most users, the term computer virus is a synonym of the worst nightmares that can happen on heir system. A computer virus is an illegal and potentially damaging computer program designed to infect other software by attaching itself to any software it contacts. In many cases, virus programs are designed to damage computer systems maliciously by destroying or corrupting data. The viruses can do one or all of the following things: T ...
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None Provided - 1,444 words
... 8). I would say that academic success along with intelligence is one of the hardest things to calculate. Perhaps it is because there are so many underlying factors that greatly influence the scholastic achievements of a student. Whether it be the sociological detriments, such as social economic status, gender differences, age, religious background, or geographic location or the psychological aspects which may include evaluating the conditions that make students achieve; there are a number of factors that need to be considered when discussing academic success. As an upcoming teacher I am constantly boggling my mind to try and come up with a way to bridge the gap between the scholastic ach ...
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Computer Based Training Business Interchange - 4,593 words
Computer-based training (CBT) is an all-encompassing term used to describe any computer-delivered training including CD-ROM and the World Wide Web. CBT courseware curriculum development involves the use of integrated multimedia training tools that have taken the lead in developing training courseware. We have always had workplace learning systems. People best learn many tasks and skills at the workplace or very close to the workplace. There is also plenty of evidence to suggest that if people learn a task or a skill at their workplace, they are more likely to transfer that skill to actual work performance. The interfacing between workplace learning systems and corporate learning systems is a ...
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Vouchers And Education - 1,470 words
l Gore vs. George W. Bush On School Funding Presidential candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush are whetting their stances on what is quickly becoming a central issue in the upcoming presidential election - education reform. Both perceive the issue as an opportunity to draw votes from the other party's followers, especially Bush, who stands to gain ground on minority groups, a segment of the population he is particularly weak with. (Business Week; April 10, 2000) The heat of the debate will center on school financing, who gets what, and how much. Bush, an advocate of school "choice," will argue the failings of a money-flooded system riddled with mediocre standards. The Texas governor's polici ...
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Public Schools Versus Private Schools - 1,058 words
Every parent wants what is best for their child. Though parents do not have control over everything in their child's development, education is one they do control. A person's education is one of the most important factors in determining whether or not they will become a productive member of society. Because education is so important, what kind of education is best? Whether or not a public or private school is best may be an issue worth addressing. The debate over which is better is a battle that has gone on since private schools were first introduced as an alternative. It seems most people are of the opinion that private schools are superior; the issue is simply if it is worth the money. How ...
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1984 1 - 1,205 words
... it for his next victim to enter his store. The Ministry of Truth is a place where history and facts--significant and insignificant are rewritten to reflect the party's utopian beliefs. They thoroughly destroy the records of the past; they print up new, up to-date editions of old newspapers and books; and they know corrected versions will be replaced by another, re-corrected one. Their goal is to make people forget everything- facts, words, dead people, and the names of places. How far they succeed in obliterating the past is not fully established in Orwell's description; clearly they try hard and they score impressive results. The ideal of complete oblivion may not have been reached, yet ...
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Meritocracy - 524 words
A meritocracy is an environment in which individuals are rewarded for their ability to produce. An example of a meritocracy is the sports world at large. In the sports world, athletes are chosen based on their raw talent and ability to score points and win games. Nothing else is taken into account before each player signs a multi million dollar contract. Things like, being a college drop out, having a criminal record and being a poor role model is overlooked if the athletes can score points for the team. This one sided selection process, is the epitome of a meritocractic society. The owners of the teams are merely looking for someone who can get the job done, no questions asked. Initially, s ...
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Jackie Robinson - 514 words
Mark Alvarez For my summer reading I read Jackie Robinson. Before Jackie was born his grandfather was a slave in a Georgia plantation. Jackie was born on January 31, 1919. After six months his father left and his dad left 4 other children for jackie's mom to support them. Jackie's mom was only thirty years old and her half-brother lived in California and she heard that the west better for her sons. she raised money by selling all of her possessions. Then she left Georgia on a train which was very exhausting and when they arrived in Pasadena they were very relieved. Jackie made up a gang called the "Pepper Street Gang" and they played, stole and mostly had fun together. Jackie was a star at a ...
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The Crucible - 784 words
A crucible, as defined by the Merriam-Webester Concise Electronic Dictionary, is the state or fact of being tested (as by suffering), which attests to what Elizabeth Proctor is going through exactly. Elizabeth has quite a crucible to struggle through. The infidelity of her husband is a major element in her being. Her struggle includes staying true to both her husband and her God. Another is the persecution by Abigail Warren, a former employee and assistant. Elizabeth also has to suffer through the decision to reveal the unfaithfulness of John or to remain strong in her love of him. All of this is too much for Elizabeth and the burden is very heavy. Elizabeths husband, John, is a religious ma ...
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Young Goodman Brown - 675 words
Young Goodman Brown versus the Community All people have problems with the community in which they live. Their conflicts are either with the people or the ideas of the community. In the story Young Goodman Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne shows his main character having conflicts with his society. Young Goodman Brown, the main character, does not notice these problems until after his trip into the forest. The two questions that Hawthorne implies are why his character cannot adapt to the community and what conditions does the character not agree. Before Browns visit into the woods, he has no problem with his community; however, he becomes aware of the problems of his community after the encounter i ...
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Yellow Sky - 935 words
In the mockery of a Western type story, Stephen Cranes The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky has a simple story line with great meaning against inflexibility. With outlandish humor Crane takes the town of Yellow Sky and their marshal Jack Potter through the change of time, proving nothing can stay stagnant. The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky is an ironic comedic literary archetype. The characters of Cranes story closely resemble ones found in an ironic comedy with no central character. Jack Potter plays the role of the Knight to the town of Yellow Sky. The bartender at the Weary Gentlemens saloon mentions that Potter is the town marshal and he goes out and fights Scratchy when he gets on one of these tea ...
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Martin Luther - 1,883 words
King's "A Letter From Birmingham City Jail": An Analysis Martin Luther King Jr., one of the greatest speakers for the Black civil rights movement, had written many great works in his time. Two of his pieces stand out as his greatest works, Letter from Birmingham City Jail; a letter written from a jail in Birmingham where he was arrested for demonstrating peacefully, to clergymen who didn't agree with his views, and I Have a Dream; a speech given by King in front of the Washington Memorial at a huge civil rights tea party. Both works convey the same message: the time has come where Black Americans will not stand for civil injustices any longer. The way in which the works are written, however, ...
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Perseverance - 365 words
People wonder what perseverance is? According to The America Heritage Dictionary perseverance means: To persist in or remain constant to a purpose, idea, or task in spite of obstacles. In the book, The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway, the main character Santiago shows many ways of perseverance. Perseverance was seen in Santiago throughout The Old Man and the Sea, and was also seen in my life when I was in my last year of hockey. In The Old Man and the Sea Santiago showed some ways of perseverance. One way he showed determination was when he had never gave up on his marlin. After Santiago had caught the marlin he never let it go. Some examples were when ever the sharks had seen the m ...
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Allegory Of The Cave - 486 words
Allegories are small stories that deal with big ideas and hopefully help people reach the state of being enlightened. In Allegory of the Cave, a person was enlightened. Enlightened is when you have learned or found something new that amazes you or leaves you in horror. You may believe it to be true or not but you dont go on living the same as before. You may be forced to see the real world and be enlightened by everything there is. There are many people living in the cave. They are all chained up. They cannot move their heads. There is a fire burning behind them. It makes shadows on the wall in front of them. They can only see the light for the fire. There is a walk way between the fire and ...
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