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Optimal Synthetic Aperture Radar Image Detection - Introduction The Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is a microwave active imagery system that has been largely used due to its possibility of day-and-night operation in all weather conditions. The SAR system generates images by the coherent processing of the scattering signals; this results in a scene texture that has an undesired multiplicative speckled noise, drastically reduces the ability to distinguish the features of the classes [1]. The rejection of the speckle noise motivated many works where ANN algorithms have been applied to SAR imagery classification [2][3][4][5]....   [tags: Technology]
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Describe the Key Differences in Gene Finding and Gene Function Prediction in Prokaryotes Compared to Eukaryotes - Introduction Bioinformatics based tools are essential to the design of experiments in the post-genomic age. They allow scientists to manipulate the large datasets gained from genome sequencing efforts to identify potential research targets; analyse target sequences to predict protein characteristics; and to share annotated data through simple, on demand interfaces. This gives researchers more information to use when creating a hypothesis, which saves time and money that would have been spent of failed experiments....   [tags: Genetics] 2330 words
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The Study of Psychopathy in Women: Implications for the Lack of Information on Female Psychopathy - There are some words that are simply not associated with one another very often. Some examples include: pizza and disgusting, war and happiness, Marilyn Monroe and ugly. Another combination of words that could be added to this list is ‘women and psychopaths’. The women that many men call psychopaths for wanting them to settle down not withstanding, there is very little association with women and psychopathy. This statement is not only true for the general public, but is also true for experts in the fields of personality disorders....   [tags: mental health, psychiatry]
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Implementing a Data Warehouse in a Kar Dealer Network - Data warehouse architecture Goldfarelli & Rizzi (2009) describe two classifications of a data warehouse architecture. The first classification describes the physical separation of the data warehouse's architectural layers. The second classification is based on the methods devised by Inmon and Kimball. Inmon advocates the use of hub-and-spoke architecture, while Kimball prefers an architecture based on the data mart bus (Ariyachandra & Watson, 2006). The advantage of the hub-and-spoke approach is data integration versus the ease of development and a lower cost of the federated approach (Hwang & Cappel, 2002)....   [tags: hub-and-spoke, top-down, warehouse]
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What Causes a Child to be Born with Autism? - Imagine being a child with Autism. Think of the struggles you would have to go through. Not being able to express how you feel, not being able to be understood. This is how many children are feeling today. Autism is a serious disease that needs a cure to better the life's of children. Autism is the fastest growing disability in the United States. There are many questions being asked about Autism. Is there a cure for Autism. What causes a child to be born with Autism. What can a parent do to make living with Autism easier to deal with....   [tags: autism, asd, communication skills]
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Early Indicators of Someone Becoming a Serial Killer - Introduction: The term serial killer was created in the 1970’s by a man named Robert Ressler. He chose serial killer as the name to describe a killer that murders three or more victims over a period of time because the FBI were always studying a series of cases created by the killers (Freeman, 2007). Serial killers have been around for centuries, since ancient times. There have been many studies done to try and figure out how the minds of serial killers work, so the FBI can catch them and find a way to stop them....   [tags: attributes/characteristics, animal cruelty]
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Bibliography Regarding Statement of Cash Flow in Finance - ... This paper likewise examines and investigates the impact of bookkeeping or accounting systems upon the relationship between accounting variables and United Kingdom share prices. E H Feroz, S Kim and R L Raab, January 2003, “Financial statement analysis: A data envelopment analysis approach.” Ratio analysis is one of the most commonly used analytical tools for validating the performance of a firm. Although ratios are easy to compute, which therefore explains their wide appeal, their interpretation is problematic, especially when two or more ratios provide differing signals....   [tags: Economy, Stocks, Accounting] 2891 words
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Preventing Tag Collision in Radio Frequency Identification - Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology uses radio waves to identify the objects in a wireless manner. RFID system has many components. Among them most important are tags, readers and the antenna. Both tag and reader has many sub components for its operation. The object is recognized by the reader in terms of transmitting the signal to the tag [4]. RFID system has the following features such as long lifetime, less maintenance, no need of Line-of-Sight, contact-less technology, work in harsh environments and duplication of tags is difficult [10]....   [tags: technnology, algorithms, re-entry] 3043 words
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Postmodern Approach to Organizing Information - Postmodern Approach to Organizing Information: IMDb.com Database Library and information science literature has recently broached the idea of a postmodern approach to the profession. Although a unified theory has not developed, some common themes have arisen. A review of the recent literature presents the salient theoretical concepts of postmodernism in information environments. Next I examine how the Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com) embodies many postmodern attributes and attitudes towards the organization of information....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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IFRS: Not Disaster But Embarrassment - IFRS: Not Disaster But Embarrassment Moving from adoption to harmonization of Australian Accounting Standards with International Financial Reporting Standards, Australian companies have suffered embarrassment and bemusement in the process of understanding and implementing the new standards. Problems arise in understanding the over-complicated relationships between IFRS, A-IFRS(Australian equivalents to IFRS) and original AASB standards....   [tags: Australia Accounting Finance Business] 906 words
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Special Education Placement in Public Schools - Special Education Placement in Public Schools History of Public Schools Before the 1840’s the education system was only available to wealthy people. Individuals such as Horace Mann from Massachusetts and Henry Barnard in Connecticut believed that schooling for everybody would help individuals become productive citizens in society. Through their efforts, free public education at the elementary level become assessable for all children in American by late 19th century. By 1918 all states passed laws that required children to attend elementary school....   [tags: Special Education ]
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Social Class Influence on Sports Participation - Literature has shown there is a constructive correlation between an individuals socioeconomic status (SES) and their participation in sporting activities. This piece of writing will be defining the impact social class division has on the opportunities for an individual to participate in sport and leisure activities. Also the key aspects of the social class system within the United Kingdom, from the traditional methods of social stratification, to the modern 7 class system released in 2013 by the British Broadcast Corporation (BBC)....   [tags: UK, Sports & Leisure Activities]
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Affirmative Action In Seattle - Affirmative Action in Seattle Present efforts to repeal affirmative action are based on several general misconceptions. One is that our society, having reached a point of true equality, no longer needs programs that help government recruit and hire qualified women, people of color, and persons with disabilities. Unfortunately, there is abundant evidence -- from Census Bureau data and academic studies, to news accounts and everyday experiences -- that we still have a long way to go to achieve equality of opportunity for all social groups....   [tags: essays research papers] 1058 words
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What Motivates Murdresses to Kill - Serial Killer do not act on impulse. They are extremely organized and meticulously plan well thought out in order for them to commit their vicious crimes time and time again, as well as cover up all evidence for their actions. Serial killers, either male or female, are not born killers, they are made killers. For hundreds of years researchers have tried to understand how serial killers think. Researchers have narrowed down to three reason as to why they do the things they do. The first is socioeconomic factors, the second is biological factors, and the last is simply by individual choice....   [tags: motivation, murderers, mudresses, women, serial ki] 2068 words
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Food Products in the US - Regulation, Classification and Distinctions of Medicinal Products Within the United States. In 2005, one in twelve Americans had the probability of developing getting cancer between the ages of 40 and 59. In 2006, Heart disease caused 26% of deaths that took place in the United States. Equally compelling from the statistics from the Center for Disease control and prevention show 7 out of 10 deaths among Americans are from chronic diseases. We eat, we get sick, and we die. Health is a major element in our lives, and since a major portion of our health is what we eat, and how we self medicate, food products are of high importance....   [tags: Nutrition, Health Care] 2312 words
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Titanic Vs Romeo and Juliet - ... Jack was considered the lower class and Rose was in the upper class. Another thing that forbid their love was the fact that Rose was already going to get married to Caledon Hockley, even though marrying Caledon was more of her mother’s choice. Whereas in Romeo and Juliet, marriage was usually arranged by the parents. Juliet’s parents, the Capulets, already had someone who they wanted their daughter to marry. Both guys in the two relationships were the ones to make the sacrifice of death. In Titanic, Jack took the bigger risk in freezing to death by thinking of Rose before himself....   [tags: story similarities, film vs literature] 603 words
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Health and Physical Education: Volleyball - HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION 2. LEARNING PHYSICAL SKILLS 3. STAGES OF LEARNING 4. FACTORS AFFECTING SKILL ACQUISITION 5. CLASSIFICATION OF SKILLS 6. TYPES OF PRACTICE 7. FEEDBACK AND LEARNING 8. PRACTICE PLAN 9. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION 10. BIBLIOGRAPHY 11. APPENDIX EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / SYNOPSIS This research task requires that, through participation in skill learning and game play during the volleyball unit we have been required to observe and analyse the characteristics of skilled performers; receive feedback on weaknesses in technique and develop and participate in training activities that could correct these weaknesses....   [tags: Skills, Sports] 819 words
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The Era of Social Media - ... However, the era of social media only started about 20 years later. Bruce and Susan Abelson developed “Open Diary” at that time and were used to gather online diary writers into one community. At the same time, the term “weblog” was used until one blogger jokingly transformed the noun “weblog” into the sentence “we blog”. High-speed Internet access raised the popularity of the concept which later social networking sites were created; first ones were MySpace (in 2003) and Facebook (in 2004). There are 2 concepts related to the term “Social Media”, they are named in conjunction: Web 2.0 and User Generated Content (UGC)....   [tags: crowdsourcing, self-disclosure, networking] 872 words
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Managing Human Resources - Managing Human Resources Introduction John Jones and Smith (JJS) is a market research company in Dartford, Kent. Establish in 2000 they are one Britain’s fastest growing market research agencies. Using the most sophisticated analysis techniques the service they provide is both quantitative and qualitative enabling JJS to answer the why and how of an issue and not just the what, where and when. In order for their clients to receive the greatest benefits from their services value is added to the result with interpretation, recommendations, and advice....   [tags: Human Resources Essays] 1737 words
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Comparative Politics - “Those who only know one country know no country.” – Seymour Martin Lipset. The scholar Guy Swanson once said, “Thinking without comparison is unthinkable. And, in the absence of comparison, so is all scientific thought and scientific research.” (cited in Ragin, 1992). As such, comparison is necessary for the development of political science. The ‘art of comparing’ can be seen as what experimentation is to most sciences – the principal and most effective way to test theory. (Peters, 1998) This essay seeks to describe the different aspects of the ‘art of comparing’ and also to detail the reasons why the comparative method is a necessary tool in the belt of any political scientist....   [tags: democracy, government]
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Semi-Supervised Learning - In clustering process, semi-supervised learning is a tutorial of contrivance learning methods that make usage of both labeled and unlabeled data for training - characteristically a trifling quantity of labeled data with a great quantity of unlabeled data. Semi-supervised learning cascades in the middle of unsupervised learning (without any labeled training data) and supervised learning (with completely labeled training data). Feature selection encompasses pinpointing a subsection of the most beneficial features that yields well-suited results as the inventive entire set of features....   [tags: algorithm, cluster] 886 words
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Agency Structure - Agency Structure The purpose of this paper is to provide the functional federal budget classifications for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Secret Service and identify each agency as an executive department or independent agency. Furthermore, provide the appropriate subcommittee for budget requests and give a brief agency history. Additionally, provide the U.S. Secret Services proposed and actual budget authority and outlays for a recent year....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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The Concept of Power - The concept of power is present within various realms of all organizations. Power, however, is not something that should necessarily be looked at negatively. There are justifiable types of power that may be important to criminal justice organizations. The main role of power in criminal justice administration should be to gain compliance from subordinates of all types, and turn that power over time into acceptable forms of authority (Stojkovic et al., 2008). It is for this reason that power is an important attribute in criminal justice agencies....   [tags: Politics, Criminal Justice, Power, Authority] 1239 words
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Employment Categories: Classifying Workers - ... Their solvency, created through their ability to work efficiently. Independent contractors are free to use their marketable talents for several organizations. They are contracted for short periods to complete work that is not a part of the essential functions of the business that it would need to be a daily or ongoing relationship (Marsh 2012). In disputes, the status of an employee verses an independent contractor the burden of proof fall to the employer to validate the relationship. There are several test that the court have done in the pass to test the relationship with a business....   [tags: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission]
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Erotic Art vs Pornography - Statement of Scope Are erotic art and pornography the same. Is a controversial topic. Sometimes the concept of pornography is well accepted and also can be even conceived as an artistic expression of erotic pleasure. On the other hand, it can be characterized as sinful and obscene. But the topic of whether erotic art can being categorized as pornography gets into this worldwide debate. What are the factors that can affect their distinction. The Museum of Sex located at New York has caused polemic among the people who know about it....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography] 1494 words
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Which Standard of Review should the Court use when Analyzing Race Conscious Affirmative Action Programs? - Which standard of review should the court use when analyzing race conscious affirmative action programs. Over the last 35 years, the Supreme Court has attempted to answer this question numerous times; each time clarifying certain parts, while leaving other parts intentionally vague and open to interpretation. The result has been various affirmative action plans being called into question to see if they violate the Equal Protection Clause based on a racially conscious motive. And while the court has ultimately decided the standard of review to be strict scrutiny, the language in the plurality and majority decisions of Bakke and Grutter still leaves wide latitude for educational institutions...   [tags: equal protection clause, justice powell]
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Anatomy Course Objectives - Anatomy: General objectives: After completing the course the student will be able to: Explain each of the constituent parts of anatomical knowledge. Use appropriate terminology to describe different parts of the morphology of the human body. Based on anatomical knowledge, recognize the differences between normal and a vein. Use knowledge to interpret above normal physiology and pathophysiology. General contents: Overview: nomenclature, mapping, tissue, devices and systems. Histology. Overview of developmental anatomy....   [tags: Syllabus] 1475 words
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Computer-Assisted Text Analysis - Computational approaches are largely used in the variety of text applications such as feature selection and classification tasks because of their efficiency of dealing with huge amount of data. The discussion is concerned, however, with the applications of computational approaches to only literary texts in general and Hardy’s texts in particular. To my knowledge, there is no computer-aided thematic classification of the works of Thomas Hardy. The only study that approached Hardy’s works in terms of clustering techniques is Hoover’s (2002)....   [tags: Text Analysis] 870 words
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Antisocial Personality disorder - Antisocial personality disorder is unknown to the public even though it’s a term used for criminals. The terms popularly used to describe these criminals are “sociopaths” or “psychopaths” which in fact is antisocial personality disorder. The most common trait in this disorder is that the people who have this disorder lie and have mastered the ability to manipulate. They do not seek professional help because they don’t believe anything wrong with them. This disorder is associated with criminals because this disorder is self-serving; people with antisocial personality disorder are only concerned with their wellbeing and will do anything for their own improvement....   [tags: Criminals, Sociopaths, Psychopaths]
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ap euro, class system - The statement “In the society of the High Middle Ages, function determined social classification.” does not adequately describe the reality of society at the time. The social division into those who work, those who fight, and those who pray presents a view that is far too static of a world with considerable social mobility. Also this widespread image of High Middle Age society does not include a class for “those who trade” or townspeople. These three basic social divisions of peasants, monks, and knights did provide insight into the mind of the medieval world....   [tags: essays research papers] 616 words
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The Effect one’s Gender and Personality has on their Ability to Identify the Emotion and Gender of a Face. - Introduction Facial expressions are one of the most recognizable things about a person's face, one can often tell whether another is happy or sad simply by observing, but do we notice better whether the face is male or female. Furthermore, do other factors such as one’s own gender or personality effect how they process another’s face. The human face consists of many interesting features, one of which is the emotion being expressed. For human beings, the importance of interpreting emotions is unchallenged....   [tags: Facial Expression] 1530 words
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The Implementation of an Organisation’s Records Management Program can be greatly assisted with the Aid of the ISO Standard 15489. - The ISO standard 15489 was published on the 13th of March 2002 (Standards Australia, 2002a) and since then it has been steadily accepted by the records management community (Joseph, Debowski, & Goldschmidt, 2012, p.59). The standard is a set of guidelines and procedures for engaging best records keeping practice. This standard can provide great advantages, like increased efficiency and productivity”(Richmond, n.d, p.2), decreased litigation and legal issues, maintaining the history and collective memory of the company, a professional customer oriented image of your organisation and good retention and disposal policies....   [tags: Business Organization, Governmental Process]
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Is It Significant for International Students to Change Their Thinking and Writing in the Academic English Writing Style - Introduction Since the beginning of the 21st century, studying overseas has increased. For example, the number of the Saudi's students in the UK now is roughly 25 thousand compared to 10 years ago there was about 2000 students. It is a good opportunity to learn many different skills when students study abroad such as IT, research skills and language. International students who are studying in the UK may change their thinking and writing in the English academic style because their writing in their own language is likely to be different from English language....   [tags: foreign students, languages, UK]
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Why is the Art of Comparing Not only Useful for a Comparativist - The art of comparing is a procedure through which key political similarities and differences can be grouped together to enrich understanding. The art of comparing sets out a mixture of key areas to be compared given their distinct contexts for example countries, groups, institutions the list of comparison is endless in the world of politics. Heywood (2004 p.11) gives a standard definition of comparative politics as “Grouping of strategies and techniques used to advance understanding within a field”....   [tags: politicals scientist, comparative approach]
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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Comparing DSM-IV and DSM-5, - The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has been used for decades as a guidebook for the diagnosis of mental disorders in clinical settings. As disorders and diagnoses evolve, new versions of the manual are published. This tends to happen every 10 years or so with the first manual (DSM-I) having been published in 1952. For the purpose of this discussion, we will look at the DSM-IV, which was published originally in 1994, and the latest version, DSM-5, that was published in May of 2013....   [tags: Manual of Mental Disorders] 2204 words
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Sample Questions for a Biology Exam or Essay Topics: Viruses and Bacteria - • BIO-112-IT1-S-14 Topic 7 Module 2 Exam - topics for essay and sho... Viruses. 1. Why are viruses not living organisms. Pg325 Viruses are not considered living organisms because they have a single viral structural. This means viruses are not cells because they have no nucleus, organelle, or cytoplasm, and no genetic material. Having none of these characteristics viruses cannot be considered a living cell because they do not metabolize, respond to stimuli or reproduce on their own. They have to infect a living cell by entering a l host to reproduce more of its self....   [tags: Organisms, Structure] 799 words
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Taking the Bite Out of Dangerous Dogs in Marion County - Nationwide, approximately 50 percent of all children will be bitten by a dog before they reach the age of twelve (DeIorio, “Have a Dog-Bite-Free Summer”). In Marion County, Florida, aggressive and dangerous breads of dogs are a “serious issue” for the community according to Marion County Commissioner Jim Payton (Thompson, “County drops '1 free kill'”). Responsible dog owners seem to be unaware of the problem but area residents who have been victims of these attacks have turned to the Marion County Board of Commissioners for help....   [tags: Animal Control]
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Marketing for a Computer Shop in a UK Mid-sized Town - Level of product Among every product selling in the market, products are divided into three levels. From the first level to the third level, they are “core customer value”, “actual product” and “augmented product”. Core customer value Core customer value is the goods and services which the customers are buying at the time (Lucas, 2014). When making the buying decision, most of the consumers also think will there be any benefit after buying the products. On the other hand, we can say that customer value is the difference between benefits and cost (McLaughlin, N.D.)....   [tags: Market Analysis]
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The Generalist Practice: A Balance of Art and Science - The art of promoting a functional world and society is not as simple as solving a problem, rather it requires one to study, understand, develop, evaluate, apply, and assess the most suitable methods for promoting the overall well-being of the individuals, groups, communities, and organizations in the macro environment. Human beings are the product of our environment, nature, and nurture, thus the generalist practitioner must strive to understand the interrelationship among such agents of influence in order to provide effective service to the individuals, families, groups, communities, and systems he or she serves....   [tags: Sociology]
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Use of AI in a Network Intrusion Detection System - 1. INTRODUCTION In the 1950’s era, Computer Networking became the focus for communication in military radar system and it evolved in such a way that currently approximately 9 billion devices are connected over the internet. Computer networking is currently used for business and personal use. But, this connections among devices are being misused by malicious users in the form of internet attacks. These attacks pose threat on continuously growing internet which must be defended by a security defense system....   [tags: Network Security]
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Eight Stages of Genocide Compared to Dog Breed Bans - First is classification, meaning people or animals are categorized and then put into an us versus them situation. In people, a good example of this would be the Jewish people during Hitler’s reign. They were considered to be less than human, and perfectly fine to destroy, just because they were different. In comparison to BSL laws, we say that “ pit bulls”, rottweilers, and other so called aggressive breed dogs are dangerous compared to “regular” dogs who are not dangerous. The media makes this worse because they are constantly classifying these dogs as being nasty fighting dogs that are owned by gang members, drug dealers, dog fighters, thugs, and other persona non grata....   [tags: canine legislation, politics]
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Why was the Accountant Incorrect in Creating the Lease? - Subject: Case 11-6 Lessee Ltd. It has been brought to my attention that there is some confusion among our accounting staff regarding the proper way of accounting for the three-year lease we entered into with Lessor Inc. on January 1, 2007. After examination of the information given to me by our senior and junior accountant, I have concluded that the information presented by both accounts is incorrect pursuant to the Financial Accounting Standard Board’s Accounting Standards Codification Topic 840 and the International Financial Reporting Standards’ (IFRS) IAS 17....   [tags: ownership, payments, term] 877 words
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The LGB Society and Mental Disorder: Are They Related? - The reason I chose this particular topic about studying the LGB society, because I am one of the individuals in today’s society that is experiencing this issue. My main goal and concern of my paper is to research opinions and feedback from today’s society to see how others feel towards those who are a part of the LGB community. LGB stands for lesbian, gays, bisexual, along with heterosexual describing people’s sexual orientation. http://www.lgbt.ie/information.aspx?contentid=84. According to American Psychological Association, there daily basis is researching association between the sexual orientations and psychopathology”....   [tags: Psychology, Sexual Orientation] 883 words
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The Rwandan Genocide: Factors that Contribute to Genocide - Introduction When the Belgian colonizers entered Rwanda in 1924, they created an ethnic classification between the Hutu and the Tutsi, two tribes who used to live together as one. After independence in 1962, there was a constant power struggle between the two tribes. Former Canadian Prime Minister, Jean-Pierre Chrétien described the situation as “tribalism without tribes.” (Destexhe, 1995) There were many signs leading towards genocide, yet the nations in power chose to ignore them. From April 6, 1994 until mid-July, a time spanning approximately of 100 days, 800,000 people were murdered when the Hutu attacked the Tutsi....   [tags: african studies, genocide]
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The Creation and Use of Figurines and Idols - In the days of ancient Israel, Figurines and Idols were very important for the religious aspect of daily life. As evidenced by the findings at sites like Beer Sheba and the Bull site, these idols were very widespread in their use. Likely all the cults that existed at the time used them in one form or another. Therefore, studying their construction and use would be important. The construction of these idols is interesting on its own. The book details the process of creating a wooden idol, which was taken from Isaiah 44: 12-17....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]
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Astronomers Analyze Electromagneti Emissions of Stars and Constellations - ... Stars are born, evolve, and after millions or billions of years they die. Stars are formed in vast interstellar molecular clouds when gravity overpowers heat, which leads to disequilibrium in the cloud and causes contraction. Contraction and gravitational instability in the cloud lead to fragmentation that can lead to the formation of many stars. The fragmentation process takes several million years. Star formation occurs in stages beginning with the interstellar cloud, and then fragmentation, when fragmentation stops a protostar begins to form....   [tags: light, hydrogen, temperature] 911 words
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Heterogeneous Parallel Ensemble Classifiers for Face Detection - Heterogeneous Parallel Ensemble Classifiers for Face Detection Abstract - Face detection is a process to determine the presence of a human face in a given image, and if exists then returns the location of detected face. Face detection is a difficult process due to certain factors, such as background complexity, illumination conditions, scale, expression, position, orientation and pose of the face. The presence of external facial features such as glasses, moustaches and beards further complicates the process of face detection....   [tags: Computer Science ] 1352 words
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Data Mining Techniques for Customer Relationship Management - Abstract Advancements in technology have contributed to the new business culture, where the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is in the centre of a business concern. CRM is a widely implemented strategy for managing and fostering long term, profitable relationships with specific customers (Ling and Yen, 2001). The automated data mining tools made it possible to move beyond the analyses of the past events and data mining tools can be used to address problems that were seen as too time-consuming in the past, providing new opportunities for businesses within relationship management....   [tags: business, management]
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The News Media Must Stop Stereotyping Priests - A social problem can be described as conditions that affect the quality of life of a large number of people, effect cherished values, and is something that can or should be remedied. One major issue in society today that concerns me is something called singular classification. Every person is different. We have our own views and opinions, and we come from different backgrounds and upbringings. Singular Classification, or stereotyping, however takes every trait about a person and makes it disappear by grouping people together by race, social class, or religion....   [tags: Pedophilia, Catholic Priests]
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Supernovas and The Creation of New Stars - Supernovas are extremely powerful explosions of radiation. A supernova can give off as much energy as a Sun can within its whole life. A star will release most of its material when it undergoes this type of explosion. The explosion of a supernova can also help in creating new stars. There are two types of ways a Supernova can be triggered. The first trigger is the result of a white dwarf accumulating matter from a companion. This causes the dwarf to reach a core temperature too high to survive which in turn makes an explosion....   [tags: Physics, Space, Explosions]
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The Coquina Rock: Diagenesis, and Sedimentary Rocks - Type of Rock The rock coquina is originally a sedimentary rock. Sedimentary rocks are made up of sediments. The sediments are formed by the mechanical or chemical activities of the natural activities like running water, blowing wind, glaciers etc. this which causes disintegration and decomposition of the pre-existing rocks. The products of decay are transported to some depositional sites by the natural agencies, where they get deposited and with subsequent compaction form sedimentary rocks (Hefferan, O’Brien, 2010)....   [tags: sedimentary rocks, uses, myths]
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