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Things in todays society make life more difficult for some. The way you dress, the way you talk, even the way you eat. People can be dismissed for the smallest most trival of things. Some people would argue that we have changed over time, but have we really? No we have not. In the Midevial times people were discriminated agianst just as they are today. You could not look at important people or even dare dream of having a conversation with them. You could even say it was worse back then. If you were born a peasant that was most likely what you would always be and all your future generations too. Though in todays society we can change a lot of things, careers, homes, and even your looks. However we are still driven by this superficial society that drives us to do unthinkable things, unmoral things. We enlarge our breasts, we get face lifts, tummy tucks, butt implants. Why not accept the way you look and love it. You can not accept what society deems your fate example your a pregant teen you will always be a fast food worker or you may be a drug user trying to get clean and all of society deems you a lost cause. You can go to school and make a better life you can clean up. Do not waste away life trying to improve what society wants you to be. Improve your inner self. Accept Yourself as God would. The people you strive to please should be yourself and God. Accept Yourself!...
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The famous quote, "Home is where the heart is" implies that all of us have a special place that we call home, a special place that we can go and relax. That place that I call home is Jarabacoa in Dominican Republic. Jarabacoa is my special place because it is high in the mountain. It has clear air, and relaxing scenes. Jarabacoa is located in one of the highest mountains in Dominican Republic. Since I was little, when I fell from the second floor in my house, I loved heights, and Jarabacoa gave me that high sensation that I always dream of. I like the mountains of Jarabacoa because when I am high on top of the mountain, I feel free with all the energy to be happy, sad, and crazy at the same time that is a unique sensation. Another good points of heights is how you feel the pressure every time you go up higher, and higher. Besides the great height that Jarabacoa is located, it is one of the places with the clearest air in Dominican Republic. I feel like does coffee commercials every morning that I wake up, and take a full breath of that fresh air on my body. Also in the city I need to have air conditioning, to breath clean air, paying more money for electricity and repairs for the equipment. One of the best things is that I can sleep without snoring, because the clean air in my lungs, and my wife is always happy not hearing me snore. In addition to a clean air, Jarabacoa has the most relaxing scenarios in Dominican Republic. Jarabacoa remind me , every time I go and sit out on the porch and feel like all my credit cards, car payments, and problems went away just looking and...
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Toni Cade Bambara's The Lesson is a very well written piece of history. This is a story from yesterday, when Harlem children didn't have good education or the money to spring for it. Bambara's tale tells about a little girl who doesn't really know how to take it when a good teacher finally does come along. This girl's whole life is within the poverty stricken area and she doesn't see why she must try hard. The teacher, Miss Moore, shows them what it is all about by taking them to a rich toy store, one in which a single toy costs more than year's supply of food. We immediately learn that Miss Moore is not the average Harlem teacher. She is educated herself, along with being very opinionated. The children explain that she has nappy hair and no makeup, probably signifying that she was a part of the African American movement. Miss Moore was more than arithmetic and spelling. She attempted to teach the children about life and politics as well. In a way the children were innocent before Miss Moore came along. They thought that everyone else old, stupid, young, or foolish- while the children were perfect. Miss Moore showed them what they truly were- and why education was so important. The first thing learned is that poverty is a way of life for these children. Although they know they are poor, it doesn't bother them because everyone there is poor. It's okay to be without when there isn't any competition. An example of this is seen when the children talk of their study areas at home. Only one of them actually have a desk and paper, and the others think nothing of it. Instead they tell her to shut up about it. The children are proud of themselves...
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Dear Members: My decision to return to school and earn my Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) degree stems from my determination that I have specific needs that can best be met within the confines of a graduate criminal justice curriculum. I seek more criminal justice system theory, criminal justice system management, and exposure to research practices and evaluation outcomes in order to advance my career as a senior manager in state government. My view of the criminal justice system can be defined as paradigm breaking. I have a particular interest in reintegration, and the creation of a databased service funding formula. I am determined to accomplish the creation of a funding formula that can be used as a model for government entities in the near future. The objective of this formula will be to place emphasis on funding reintegration initiatives. Because we all know, the initiatives that fall within the reintegration continuum provide for safe and secure communities. In my present job, I serve as the Programs Administrator. I am looked upon to develop and maintain internal controls of grant programs, maintain working relationships with grantors and collaborative partners, research, development and implement grant funded programs. While in this position, I have become known for working with communities to build their capacity to serve juveniles who return home from long-term institutions or are on probation in community. I have had the pleasure of working with staff at the Institute of Family & Neighborhood Life at Clemson University to discuss developing a capacity building training workshop. I have had the pleasure of working with staff at Johns Hopkins University on the steps necessary for our agency to pilot the best practice Intensive Aftercare Program in several counties in the state. Now my needs are to learn the criminal justice system from the street level...
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ADOLF HITLER 1. THE BEGINNING At half past six on the evening of April 20th, 1889 a child was born in the small town of Branau, Austria. The name of the child was Adolf Hitler. He was the son a Customs official Alois Hitler, and his third wife Klara. As a young boy Adolf attendated church regulary and sang in the local choir. One day he carved a symbol into the bench which resembled the Swastika he later used as the symbol of the Nazi party. He was a pretty good student. He received good marks in most of his classes. However in his last year of school he failed German and Mathematics, and only succeeded in Gym and Drawing. He drooped out of school at the age of 16, spending a total of 10 years in school. From childhood one it was his dream to become an artist or architect. He was not a bad artist, as his surviving paintings and drawings show but he never showed any originality or creative imagination. To fullfil his dream he had moved to Vienna the capital of Austria where the Academy of arts was located. He failed the first time he tried to get admission and in the next year, 1907 he tried again and was very sure of success. To his surprise he failed again. In fact the Dean of the academy was not very impressed with his performance, and gave him a really hard time and said to him "You will never be painter." The rejection really crushed him as he now reached a dead end. He could not apply to the school of architecture as he had no high-school diploma. During the next 35 years of his live the young man never forgot the rejection he received in the...
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Throughout history African American music has significantly altered the course of our country the United States of America. Starting during the spread of Africans as slaves the music of the cultures of Africa have come together and blended to help transform the music of the past into the music that most Americans listen to today including selections such as hip pop, r & B, and rap. Slaves thought they may have been, these first Africans helped shape the culture that we live in. During the African Diaspora, when slaves from the east Africa's were brought to India and the Americas, much of the music was tribal hymns and religious chants. Used as a way to communicate long distance or messages to mass crowds, African music has a quality of pure volume over the other music being brought to America. The instruments of African decent mostly consisted of the bells, drums and rattles. While the music at first was used as a form of communication between tribes that could not linguistically understand each other, it eventually developed into a form of entertainment in the late 1900's. Slaves before the emancipation proclamation generally used music as a form of entertainment, recreation and a means to work through a day in the fields. "He happened upon Congo square, a grassy plain on the northwest edge of the city where the city fathers permitted slaves to dance and sing for a few hours on Sunday," (ward, 9). During the African Diaspora we see slave traders forcing Africans from various tribes to live together. Having no common background except a hatred of their captors. These slaves used dance and music as a way to communicate secret messages to one another. "Music was provided by drums bells."(Altman, 44) Using instruments that they were allowed and could easily...
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Global problems affect the modern world. Today’s rapid changes have made countries more interdependent than ever before, shrinking the world into a global village. As the world grows smaller, events in any one area have a greater impact on other parts of the world. One of the most alarming global problems we face today is global warming due to greenhouse effects. The greenhouse effect is an increase in the atmospheric temperature caused by increasing amounts of greenhouse gases. These gases act as a heat blanket insulating the Earth's surface absorbing and trapping heat radiation which normally escapes from the earth. They include carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane,etc. The green house effect results from increase in concentrations of green house gases in the atmosphere and we, the human beings, are the main contributors of the global problem. Humans are warming the earth’s atmosphere by burning fuels to run cars and trucks, heat homes and businesses, and power factories. Moreover, increased agriculture, deforestation, landfills, industrial production, and mining also contribute a significant share of emission of green house gases. Consequently, the heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere are raising the earth’s temperature making the green house effects more eminent. The global warming due to green house effects will cause the ice in polar region to melt causing low lying lands including our own country Bangladesh, to be flooded. The earth itself will get heated and this kind of global warming often hampers production of food crops. In order to control the effects of green house effects we must first admit that it's occurring, then take steps to end it. We must stop burning the trees and not replacing them. Most importantly, we must stop polluting the air....
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I think tigers are the most amazing species of cats. Tigers are the largest cat of the cat family. I admire tigers for their strength and beauty. Wild tigers are found in Asia. Before the 1800's, many tigers roamed through the southern part of Asia. Now there are only a few left in some Asian countries. The important things that a tiger needs are shade, food, and water. The average adult male tiger weighs up to 420 pounds and are 9 feet long, including a 3- foot tail. The average adult female tiger weighs up to 300 pounds and are 8 feet long. The fur of a tiger can be from brownish- yellow to orange-red. All tigers are marked with black stripes. The throat, belly, and inside the legs has white fur. The White tiger has an all-white fur coat with either chocolate- brown or black stripes. These tigers are distinctive because their eyes are blue and all other tiger's eyes are yellow. White tigers are rare in the wild. More than 100 of them live in zoos. If tigers mate with lions and they produce an offspring, the offspring would be called ligers and tigons. Adult tigers usually live on their own, not because they are unfriendly but they like roaming alone. Adult males may claim their territory from 10 to 20 square miles. The male tigers claim their territory by marking trees with their scent or urine. This tells other tigers the territory is occupied. A tiger's roar can be heard for up to 2 miles. A female tiger can bear her first cubs at age 31/2 to 4 years old. She holds the cubs for 31/2 months and then gives birth from 1 to 6 cubs. Tiger cubs are helpless and can weigh up to 2 to 3 pounds....
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Identify the contention, list arguments/evidence. This article is focused on the negative consequences of genetic engineering. Doreen Stabinsky refers to her main argument of this being a relatively new science with unpredictable consequences. She discusses the threats of genetic engineered crops to unique ecosystems that leaves irreversible consequences. Examples of language and persuasive devices Doreen Stainsky is attempting to relate the article to the middle-aged group. Her main arguments are clear and precise which leaves readers with no hesitation of believing her arguments. Her use of Terminology isn't overwhelming for the desired readers to comprehend, which allows readers to fully grasp the key ideas of her response without feeling intimidated by her knowledge. In Motion Magazine: Are these changes irreversible? Doreen Stabinsky: Genetically organised organisms are by the very nature of the fact that they are organisms, alive. They live. They reproduce. In that respect, yes, the changes are irreversible because you are talking about an organism that reproduces and distributes itself in the environment. Humans don't have a very good track record of once there's an organism that invades a particular environment of going out and being able to recall that organism. It just doesn't work that way. I don't know of any instance where eradication is one hundred percent complete. Another technique that gives instant recognition of a well planned article is if they can view both sides of the issue without simply focusing on their main intentions. Here is an example of Doreen not ruling out genetic engineering but suggesting solutions to the problem rather then criticising it. In Motion Magazine: How would you implement the principle? Doreen Stabinsky: Greenpeace's position is that to ensure implementation of the precautionary principle with respect to genetically engineered organisms, there should be a ban on releases into the environment. GMO's pose a long term threat of harm and the...
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Eli Rouimi 12/1/2003 Animal Testing – Argumentative Essay Animal Testing has led to dramatic improvements in the quality and quantity of life throughout the world. The veracity of this matter is crucial to every individual due to the fact that the experiment that is done on the animals can save lives for the reason that it can bring new medicine to aid people's existence and reproduction. To all the scientists who are interested in animal issues and who think that it's immoral and it should be banned, the next few paragraphs might make you think otherwise. Animal testing offers results that benefit the well being of humans. It can enhance understanding of the group under examination, and amplify the development of cosmetic surgery. Animal Testing can introduce effects which are beneficial to the health of individuals and animals. Scientific research on animals is excellent since it can help in finding cures for many diseases. All scientists should realize that animal research is brilliant for the reason that we are able to survive through countless diseases, and not expire after every cold. If scientists did not use animals for evolutionary purposes, we wouldn't be able to survive or reproduce. This is what has been keeping us alive until now. The world has accumulated many negative viruses and germs that by this point in history, the human race would have disappeared. Inuit's used to pass away with just one illness. Nowadays we have medicine that can keep us alive and help our bodies fight just about anything. The credit should be given to the animal testing that researchers do. Laboratory exercises, as well as classroom demonstrations involving live animals can be valuable as instructional aids. Every student should understand that every lab and information given, are tools that can improve and continue all the research...
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In the expository text, Anna's Story the author Bronwyn Donaughy uses Family and close friends to portray the great loss of the fifteen year old teenager Anna Wood. Anna Wood died on the 22nd of October 1995, the day after she attended a rave party with friends and took the deadly drug ecstasy. The text deals with drug abuse as well as strong family values, friendship and teen identity. All of these issues are strongly suggested by Donaughy and put to the audience through quotes made by her family and close friends Donaughy also shows her own opinion on drug abuse, friendship, parental guidance and the blame factor. Being Australian the Wood family has particularly strong family values. Anna's mother Angela shows how shows evidence in her chapter of the book. Angela mentions how her and Tony met in a bar ("I'm afraid to say ") (page4), this shows the reader that Angela is almost ashamed that they had to meat around alcohol, this is seen against traditional Australian family values. Alcohol is seen as a stepping stone towards drugs, which was linked to Anna's death. Trust and honesty is also a big issue in this chapter, Angela remembers when Anna asked if she could go to a rave, Angela agreed but said that if Anna wanted to go she would have to lie to her father, by doing this Angela brakes a family bond and violates a very important family value honesty. Donaughy brings this up later on in the book very sneakily its almost as if she puts the blame on Angela for taking the first step towards leading Anna down the path she eventually took. Maybe if Angela had had told Anna she couldn't go and stood strong with her husband then Anna would have thought twice before she...
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When I was six years old, I wanted to be a dancer. I rented movies about dancing, watched ballets on television, and liked to dance around my room to classical music, pretending I was the star of a beautiful ballet. I had always been too young to join a real dance class. Of course there were those "Mommy and me" classes for babies, and then the "creative dance" classes that consisted of toddlers spinning and hopping around a dance floor, following no set chorography. But, now, being six, I could join a real dance class, where the beginnings of a true ballerina were born. "I'm going to be a dancer," I said confidently to my mother in the kitchen, as she made dinner and I practiced plies. "I know, I know, dear," She replied, having heard this from me many times before. The next day was a Saturday. My mother came into the living room at around eleven 'o clock that morning. I was watching weekend cartoons when she came in. "Get dressed, we are goin' to register you for ballet," she said, grinning. I flew from my seat on the couch to my bedroom. I dressed myself in a flower- print, summer dress and brushed my teeth. When we arrived at the dance studio, I was shaking with anxiety and I was glowing with excitement. My mother opened the glass door to the studio and I stepped inside. While my mom walked over to the receptionist, I stood, frozen, staring at the inside of the building in awe. The walls were paneled in honey-colored wood, and the floors I stood on were a short, rough, black, carpet. To the right of me was a big, glass window. I walked over to it, stood on my tippy-toes, and peeked inside to discover a dance class in...
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James Baldwin is one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century. His novel Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone, he writes about a young man who is meant to be reflective of himself (Baldwin) in his thoughts, interactions, and his ideas. Essentially he addresses all of the issues associated with being a black male in the media "spotlight" of America. The fact that the main character of the novel was black and in the spotlight in the middle portion of the 20th Century provides for a good plot in and of itself. When Baldwin throws in the twist of being a homosexual the issues mentioned above become amplified and everything becomes that much more complicated. This novel introduced a new type of black man to white and black America. Of course there were gay black man in America before but none of them were in the spotlight nor were they accepted if they were openly gay. This novel was asking for acceptance of gay black men from white and black America. It was a different novel, but it had to be in order to draw attention to itself and then introduce the reader to a world that was not recognized in the overall culture at all. Using the spotlight or the fame was a key in asking people to accept this culture. It would be viewed as okay for a black man to be gay if he had other positive things going for him at the time because it would distract the people's attention away from his sexual orientation. Now John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead on the other hand focused on the more "admirable" black man of the 20th century. As a typical figure of the male culture John Henry set the standard for black...
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Becoming accepted is one of the most important issues on the daily life as a teen.Every thing they do, say, or speak must be accepted by fellow pears. I am interested in a career as a Petroleum engineer and TexasA&MUniversity is the best institution for training in this field.I am a member of the miskito people of eastern Nicaragua,now an American citizen.Because my family was attacked by the communist sandanistas,we lost everything ,were forced to move to the United States.I am unable to acquire the engineering education which I desire without a scholarship. My name is Michael M. Moody I am in grade 10. I live in Miami now , my GPA avrege is 3.20 . I like petroleum engineering because its an excellent opportunity for life's work. Opportunity to work with companies that support our civilization in an essential way. Interesting future technology development will be possible. I want to work on such projectsto develop new resources, such as Methane Hydrate. It is important for development of economies in Latin America and in maintaining progress in the UnitedStates of America. I would be a good Petrolium Engineer because I am highly motivated and have the ability to be a good student, talent in mathematics and science,and physical strength.Being a member of the miskito people enables me to have an ability to understand, relate to and work successfully among various groups of indigenous people in regions inportant to the petroleum industry now and in the future. You will recall meeting last year with Dr. John Freeman ,a friend of our family, at your office .He believes it important for the industry to have well trained engineers of Miskito background in preparation for future activity in Latin America where an insider's understanding of the local populations will facilitate operations. I would appreciate receiving information concerning opportunities for me at Texas A&M.It would be helpful for me to have information concerning scholarshio and student aid programs...
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1.Since the yeast undergoes break down of glucose and obtain energy under both aerobic and anaerobic conditions. When it occurs during anaerobic conditions the oxygen is not present in the reaction. Glucose is metabolized to form pyruvate, which, in turn, is converted to two waste products, CO2 and ethanol (Dolphin 68). From this experiment's yeast fermentation the CO2 and ethanol has been produced. When we add a drop of Iodoform to the 2.5ml of test tubes distillates from the anaerobic culture and the test tube containing ethanol and water. The reaction occurs within its test tubes and forms precipitate. This provides us with answer that there was presence of Ethanol in the anaerobic distillated solution. 2. Since Yeast have Glucose within its system, it can go under both anaerobic and aerobic respiration. This was proved by precipitation forming in the test tube. When anaerobic respiration produced water and ethanol, it showed the presence of breakdown of Glucose. When we tested the CO2 presence by adding Ba(OH)2., it formed gases as bubbles. 3. The data shown in the result, the possible conclusion could be made is that the oxygen consumption in normal peas is much higher than the frozen/thaw-treated peas. 4. Attached at the back 5. The increase in temperature exerts more pressure on the gas even the volume stays at a constant. Since when gas molecules are heated it moves a lot faster than at the lower temperature so it increases pressure. The Volume is always constant even though the temperature is decreased and pressure has increased. 6. The advantage of aerobic respiration is that aerobic produces 18 times more ATP than the anaerobic respiration. The advantage of anaerobic respiration is that it doesn't need oxygen to produce energy. While in aerobic respiration, it needs to be in an oxygen environment to make the respiration occur. returned to...
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iv. Industry is largest user of energy in U.S, followed by residential/ commercial and transportation v. Order of fossil fuel consumption in WI: 1. Coal = 31% 2. Oil = 29% 3. Natural gas = 21 % 4. Nuclear = 7% II. Main Energy sources a. Coal i. Fossilized plant material, most was formed 286-360 million years ago during Carboniferous period ii. Proven coal reserves worldwide will last about 200 years at current rate of use iii. Coal mining on the environment is generally more harmful to the environment then other types of fossil fuel extraction 1. Acid mine drainage – during the mining process, sulfur in coal reacts with oxygen and water to produce sulfuric acid; has damaged many miles of streams in U.S. 2. Black lung disease – occurs in coal miners a. 14,000 deaths in U.S. (1979-1996) 3. Burning coal contributes to air pollution a. (SO2, NO, NO2 , particulates, mercury, lead and greenhouse gas production (CO2) 4. Ways to reduce SO2 emissions from coals 5. Burning low sulfur coal (e.g. WI uses low sulfur coal from Wyoming) and "scrubbing" SO2 before it is emitted, helps reduce SO2 emissions 6. Currently, no feasible way to reduce CO2 emissions from coal b. Oil i. Formed from living organisms millions of years ago ii. About 4 trillion barrels (42 gallons) in natural reserves; about ½ of that recoverable 1. Compare to .006 to .016 trillion barrels available in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge iii. Proven oil reserves by country iv. Oil reserves in U.S 1. Texas, Alaska, scattered between them also v. Predictions for worldwide oil production is to begin declining steadily within a decade vi. Role in air pollution c. Natural Gas i. Consists mainly of methane (CH4); natural gas forms when organic matter decomposes during low oxygen conditions ii. Main use 1. Primarily for heat energy iii. CO2 produced compared to coal 1. When burned, CO2 is produced, about ½ as much CO2 as an equivalent amount of coal iv. Contributes less...
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In the poem "Blackberry-Picking" by Seamus Heaney, the author uses powerful metaphors, strong diction, descriptive imagery, and an organized form to compare picking blackberries to holding on to your childhood. Metaphors are the strongest tool the author uses to convey his deeper understanding of the experience of picking blackberries. The blackberries in themselves are a metaphor for childhood. The ripened berries suggest a new life, a child. The author speaks of flesh and blood to call to mind the child's mortality. Hoarding the berries mirrors trying to hold on to childhood. The fungus growing on the berries implies that old age, or maybe even death, is near. These metaphors convey the double meaning of the poem. Diction and imagery play an important role in this poem. "At first" (3) and the ripening berries introduce the beginning of childhood. "We hoarded the fresh berries… " (17) and the cans, tins, and pots imply a desire to hold on to this precious period in life. The author uses "sour" (21) and "rot" (23) to describe the berries at the end of their season, but these words also show that childhood is drifting away. "Glutting on our cache" (19) means that fungus has consumed the berries, and this shows that childhood has vanished. Diction and imagery help to support the poet's theme of wanting to hold on to childhood. The poem's form emphasizes this theme. The first stanza speaks of the beginning of blackberry season and picking blackberries; this suggests childhood and adolescence. The second stanza has a morbid tone because it speaks of the rotting berries; this suggests old age and death. The form helps to support the dual meaning of the poem. Metaphors, diction, imagery, and form help to convey the author's two meanings of this poem. They show that blackberries are closely related to...
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Financial Project: Brocade According to an article about the Storage Area Networking industry posted on financial information provider,, the total size of the SAN market is expected to reach $4.6 billion in 2006. This is a dramatic increase in market size from a reported size of $1.2 billion in 2002. This increase will no doubt increase competition in the SAN industry. Currently, Brocade is the top contender in this market, and Brocade's main competition comes from Cisco Systems and McData. While Brocade has the most market share in both the SAN switching and Fabric switch markets, it is #2 to McData in Director market share. Cisco Systems has a relatively low market share in all three markets mentioned, but it is also new to the industry and is expected to become a very strong contender. Other competitors listed in Brocade's 10-K include Inrange and QLogic corporations, each with much smaller market shares. Brocade began operations on August 24, 1995 in San Jose, CA; but was not incorporated until May 14, 1999 as a Delaware corporation. Reasoning for incorporating in a different state than operations included more business friendly laws in Delaware. The company's CEO and chairman is Greg Reyes who has served this position since May 2001. Brocade's Vice President, Finance and CFO is Tony Canova, who has also had this position since May 2001. Included in Brocade's BOD is Chris Paisley, who kicks ass. The independent auditor for Brocade, as of 2002, is the international company, KPMG LLP. This is a change from Brocade's past independent public accountant, Arthur Andersen LLP, which has ceased operations. Both Arthur Andersen LLP and KPMG LLP gave Brocade reports that express the opinion that Brocade's financial statements were presented fairly and were made in accordance with GAAP. On November 5, 2002, Brocade announced an agreement...
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The Weimar Constitution The main political parties KPD: German communist party, extreme left wing, formed in 1918 by members of the Sparticist League. Late 1929 major political force in Germany. USPD: German independent social democratic party, broke off from SPD to form independent group. SPD: German social democratic party. Founded in 1875, by 1914 it was the largest in the Reichstag, supported by working and lower middle class. High support in the 1920s and 30s. DDP: German democratic party, formed in 1918 by businessmen and intellectuals, committed to constitutional reform. Z: Catholic centre party, supported by professional upper and middle class. In 1928 lost members to DNVP. DNVP: German national workers party, most right wing supported by landowners, industrialists and had strong upper middle class backing. The NSDAP (first Nazis) and the KPD were both dictatorships. Powers of the president • Elected every 7 years • Supreme commander of the armed services • Appointed all important officials • Nominate a chancellor • Power to summon and dissolve the Reichstag Article 48 allowed the president and chancellor to rule by decree, this meant they could enforce laws without going through the Reichstag. The Chancellor would normally be the leader of the largest party in the Reichstag. This role was similar to that of a British Prime Minister. The Reichstag contained the elected deputies and alone had the authority to introduce and approve legislation. Deputies would be elected every four years which was one deputy for 60,000 votes the parties received. Weimar Germany was a Federation, this meant their were separate states or Lander within the state. Each Lander had it's own government and rule, but the Federation ruled overall. Proportional Representation is a way where seats are allocated in the Reichstag by the number of votes. 60,000 votes represented one seat. This meant many seats were given to many parties so there was no majority. Governments elected by proportional representation...
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The most significant personal decision making challenge I have experienced happened at the time of graduation from college. I had been given informal assurances of employment upon graduation from a few companies in Japan. However, I have long wanted to work at the financial capital of the world, Manhattan, to test my capability as a professional. I was urged to choose either taking an immediate opportunity or fulfilling my career ambitions in New York. I thought seriously about not only the immediate future but also the consequences to my life. I looked at each situation individually, weighed potential outcomes carefully, and arrived at a decision to strive for my dream. Fortunately, I was able to find a contract-based employment at a bank in Manhattan and enjoying my life everyday, and this experience has given me self-confidence about the decision I made. Now, I view each task as a new challenge and turn it into an advantage for my personal development regardless of significance. At around the time of college graduation, I was being torn between employment in the financial capital of the world, Manhattan, and some tempting job offers near my friends, family, and heritage in Japan. This represented one of the most difficult decisions anyone ever has to make in life: instant gratification, or careful future planning. I was forced to think seriously about my future, not only in the short-term, but in terms of the overall consequences to my life. I looked at each situation individually, weighed potential outcomes carefully, and arrived at the most logical decision I could to follow my dreams. Within little time, I was able to find contract-based employment at a bank in Manhattan and currently enjoy my life everyday. This experience has given me great self-confidence about the decision I made. Now, I view...
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