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We Need The Northern Pass - “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”(Martin Luther King Jr).The Northern Pass is a highly controversial proposal, to construct 180 miles of new electrical transmission towers with heights ranging from 90-135 feet from Canada, through northern New Hampshire, then eastward to Deerfield. The project was proposed by three different utility companies: NSTAR, Public Service of New Hampshire, and Hydro-Quebec....   [tags: Northern Pass Energy]
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An Annotation of Paul Laurence Dunbar's Ships That Pass In The Night - An Annotation of Paul Laurence Dunbar's Ships That Pass In The Night Laurence Dunbar's "Ship That Pass In The Night" is a cry for opportunity for all men, regardless of race. Dunbar's poem directly parallels a passage from Frederick Douglass' autobiography that gives an account of his life as a slave. Both Douglass and Dunbar look out at the ships that sail by and see hopes for societal changes. Although they both sought change, their aspirations were quite different. Frederick Douglass watched the ships from ashore, wishing for freedom and for slavery to be abolished....   [tags: Dunbar Ships Pass Night Poem Essays]
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Cheating to Pass the Test Experiment - During this experiment, we will be testing if children, grades 6th and 8th will be more tempted to cheat on a test if there is some type of reward involved for doing well. During this experiment we will be using candy as a reward if the participate gets a 80% or higher average. What exactly is ‘Cheating’. Well plagiarism, or cheating, is defined, by dictionary, “As an act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author's work as one's own, as by not crediting”....   [tags: cheating, plagiarism, exams, tests] 662 words
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Entrepeneur Pass Application for Foreigners in Singapore - What is an entrepreneur pass. To continually become a regional business hub, the Singapore government started offering entrepreneur pass to foreign entrepreneurs from the year 2004. By introducing this scheme, we are able to attract foreign entrepreneurs that can inject vibrancy and innovation to Singapore industries. Besides that, it can also help to increase local employment rate. Applicants must be foreigners that are ready to set up and operate a business in Singapore. They must also meet the stated requirements in order to be eligible for the application....   [tags: Business, Employment]
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The Battle of Fox Hill and Toktong Pass - "There are not enough Chinamen in the world to stop a fully armed Marine regiment from going where ever they want to go" (Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, military-quotes.com/chesty-puller). The men of Fox Company 2nd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment 1st Marine Division claimed their place in history 1950 during the Korean War. For their heroic actions that day on a small hill overlooking a narrow road many lives were saved. They have been immortalized in the stories that are passed down from one generation of Marine to the other....   [tags: korean wat, marines, fox company]
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Lawmakers Should Pass the DREAM Act - Imagine a world with an educated youth. Now imagine a parallel world where children are fighting to keep a smile on their faces, because, in truth, it is the only thing they have. In reality, this is what is happening. Youth, who have the privilege to be American citizens, are granted a very fulfilling education with a promise of a career. Children of illegal and undocumented immigrants do not have such luck. Some undocumented children in America have very promising futures and even a degree under their belts, but they cannot apply for a job because they have no proof of citizenship....   [tags: Essays on the DREAM Act] 984 words
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The Minutes Pass - The Minutes Pass I sit at a round desk for eight hours eight bucks an hour and doodle. The phone rings once or twice every few hours (if I’m lucky, that is) and the population of people over 50 seems to rise by the minute. I sit with my legs crossed, sandal-less, wearing “work” shoes and my “work” smile. I enjoy the company I find myself in, even if it is a good book and a nice thought of myself at the beach. So I play tunes in my head, sing songs of glory under my breath, even snack on crackers when my stomach grumbles....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Autobiographical Essay] 1166 words
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Pass The Weed - Pass The Weed The cries of conservatives across America has grown to a riotous roar. The problem is that the long-standing and unjust prohibition of the psychoactive drug marijuana has been lifted by voters in Arizona and California. Under the new law, doctors can prescribe marijuana to those patients who can possibly benefit from the drug's medicinal purposes. Used for alleviating pain and suffering, the drug can provide needed relief for many people. However, to the concerned, it appears that with the new propositions government has granted permission to posses and consume a drug that has been banned for decades....   [tags: essays research papers] 819 words
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Should Students Have to Pass Standardized Test to Graduate? - Should Students have to pass Standardized Tests to graduate. One time I heard a teacher at my old high school tell a new teacher that their job is to teach to the test and nothing else. I did not really know what she meant, but I knew something about what she said sounded very wrong. I thought why are they just teaching us how to pass the test instead of just teaching us what we need to know. Later I found out that whether or not I graduate depends on passing the test. The idea of standardized testing to say whether or not students graduate is a bad one....   [tags: high school knowledge asssessment] 782 words
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The Autobiography of the Ex-Colored Man: The Ability to Pass - The Autobiography of the Ex-Colored Man: The Ability to Pass The Autobiography of An Ex-Colored Man depicts the narrator as a liminal character. Beginning with an oblivious knowledge of race as a child, and which racial group he belonged, to his well knowing of “white” and “black” and the ability to pass as both. On the account of liminality, the narrator is presenting himself as an outsider. Because he is both a “white” and “black” male, he does not fit in with either racial group. In the autobiography of an Ex-colored man, James Weldon Johnson uses double consciousness to show the narrators stance as a person that gives up his birthright for the “privilege of whiteness”....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Senate Fails to Pass Extension to Jobless Aid - The government has a surprisingly strong role in effecting the economic statuses of the citizens of the country. This article focuses on the government's role in administering financial aid to people who need it. Financial aid is very important to some families, and they depend on it. Unemployment aid is especially important, as being laid off could hurt a family economically. The Senate refused to pass an extension of these unemployment aids, and this will hurt many families right away. Loosing a job can really hurt a family, especially if the family was depending on that job....   [tags: government, unemployment, economy]
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My Life Could Pass for an Episode of Sex in the City - I've watched too many episodes of Sex in the City that somehow my life right now could pass on for an episode of that famous T.V show that all of us went crazy about in the 90's. I hate to admit this but....of all the femme fatales ,in that show that I have the likings to was the single mid 30's heroine, the infamous Sex Columnist of the New York Times who has this fixation for Mahnolo's and Choo's and the "must have accessory every single woman must have" ...BIG!!. (the persona that never seem to leave Carrie Bradshaw's psyche the moment the story-line was conceived by the talented Candace Bushnell).Honestly, I'm not really that crazy about Sex in the City but unfortunately its the only thi...   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 1007 words
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Should Morocco Pass a Comprehensive Sexual Harassment Law? - Should Morocco Pass a Comprehensive Sexual Harassment Law. Sexual harassment has been a controversial issue in Morocco for a very long time and it still is. Different people have different opinions about the issue; some blame women for being too loose and others blame men for being unable to control and behave themselves. Apart from the fact that the number of victims are increasing tremendously each year, there are a lot of procedures that must take place by the Moroccan government in order to protect these women and children....   [tags: legislation, women's rights]
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Gunner Pass Driving School - Gunner Pass Driving School A good location for any business is vital. You might need to be right in the middle of the city, or you could be better off in an out of town Retail Park or Industrial Estate. To decide what location is best, businesses should think about: * Will we attract passing trade * Will we make regular trips to the bank or a postal depot * Will there be public transport links nearby Whatever option a business goes for, there will be disadvantages. An office in a rural setting might be relaxing, but could be awkward for staff or suppliers making deliveries....   [tags: Business Management Studies] 1448 words
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Pass the Potato Chips - Pass the Potato Chips Has mankind discovered some fantastic substitute for fat to enable people to eat as many snacks as possible without gaining weight. Recently, Proctor & Gamble developed Olestra (sucrose polyester), a zero calorie fat-based substitute, at a cost of $200 million. This product has been approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) with warning labels. What is olestra. The olestra molecule differs from a fat molecule in that it has six to eight fatty acids on a sucrose core, as opposed to three fatty acids on a glycerol core....   [tags: Health Nutrition Food Papers]
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Kasserine Pass - After the Allies were pushed through the city of Feriana by Rommel on the February 17, he followed them through, straight into an ambush. The Allies, while retreating had moved a second tank outfit into place along the path that the Allies were falling back on. This way when Rommel came through with his Panzer division, the Allies had the element of surprise, and were able to destroy a large number of the attacking German tanks (Painton 1). The Germans prevailed however and took the valuable pass at Kasserine....   [tags: History World War II] 1014 words
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The Pass Fail System of Standardized Tests - The Pass Fail System of Standardized Tests Standardized tests have historically been used as measures of how students compare with each other or how much of a particular curriculum they have learned. Increasingly, standardized tests are being used to make major decisions about students, such as grade promotion or high school graduation, and schools. More and more often, they also are intended to shape the curriculum and instruction. Students across America have had to repeat classes because of the way standardized tests are used to pass or fail students....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays] 1340 words
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Intellectual Slaves to the Internet - Computers can be found in nursing home rooms and small children’s hands. Internet usage is an ever-increasing fad and more people are using it to find information everyday. While computer usage is growing, book usage is declining. There is concern that this switch is affecting how people think, and not for the better. When looking at the how psychologists define Intelligence, it is clear that the Internet is taking a toll on how the brain processes information. Research and tests conclude that the Internet is decreasing people’s intellectual capabilities....   [tags: children, computers, intelligence, PASS]
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Heart Centers in Baton Rouge - Heart By-pass Surgery in Baton Rouge One of my close family friends needs advice on where to have coronary artery bypass surgery in Baton Rouge. Coronary artery bypass surgery is a major operation that is performed when a person’s coronary arteries are blocked by plaque. During surgery, a piece of a vein or artery is used to form a bypass for blood to be able to go around or bypass the blockage in the heart caused by plaque buildup. The places that he is considering having the heart bypass procedure are Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, and Ochsner Medical Center of Baton Rouge....   [tags: heart by-pass surgery] 1764 words
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The Mongolian Exchange Rate - Literature review Mongolian economy experienced relatively high inflation rate during the last two decades. For the central bank it is crucial to find the important factor of the inflation. Among the researches by economists pointed out the relationship between inflation and exchange rate as a important factor of the inflation. And economists more interested in the impact of exchange rate on inflation. Many economists explain that due to the fall in import price during the Asian crises in industrialized countries leaded the deflation in the late 1990s....   [tags: economy, inflation, pass-through ] 2315 words
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Grades of Wrath: Why Schools Should Switch to a Pass/Fail Grading System - Once a person graduates from law school, before they can begin working as a lawyer they have to take a test called the Bar. The test is not graded with A’s; B’s, C’s, D’s, or F’s and instead is graded by the pass-fail system. Once the test is graded it shows that the person either passed the Bar or failed the Bar. What is important with the Bar is that persons passes which indicates the competency of their understanding of the material to use it in the real world. Whereas the current letter grading system shows who understood the material....   [tags: Education]
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Steep Roads in South Africa: Sani Pass Should be Tarred or Not - ... Dr Kinwig: For. Me: Why. Dr Kinwig: It is shown that tarring Sani Pass will promote local economic development. Me: In terms of the weather in Lesotho and Underberg would it be a good idea to tar it. Dr Kinwig: Yes, of course there are negatives but the positives of tarring Sani Pass outweigh the negatives. There is a lot of erosion on the road now and the cost of maintenance is huge. There are also wash away which cause instabilities on the road, tarring would be much safer. Me: Would you ever get a return on investment after tarring the pass....   [tags: dangerous roads, basotho people] 1482 words
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How Do You Pass and Score High on the Postal Exam? - ... You’ll then have to wait 120 days to retake the test. By that time, the job in which you were interested will more than likely be filled. Don’t despair. There is a way to be in that 10% to 20% that passes. You must make a huge effort to be prepared. After failing or making a low score on the first attempt, many people prepare for the test and score well the second time they take it. My purpose in writing this book is to give you the knowledge to succeed. I have written it to be as close as I can to the actual test; however, I do not claim that this practice exam is the same as the real test....   [tags: practice, benefits, process, testing] 1210 words
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Pricing Effects of Onshore Wind Power Projects at Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm and San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm on Residential Housing Values in California - I. Introduction This paper examines the pricing effects of onshore wind power projects at Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm and San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm on residential housing values in California, specifically within Kern, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. As the United States continues to diversify its means of energy consumption, it cannot consider only renewable energy’s impacts on energy supply and costs; it must also remain cognizant of existing community concerns. These concerns can be thought of as externality effects of renewable energy power projects....   [tags: Renewable Energy] 1618 words
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The Purpose and Ideology of Education - The purpose and ideology of education There is no one single definition for what education really is. Experts and scholars from the beginning have viewed and commented about education in different ways. The definition mostly agreed upon was that education is an acquisition or passing of skills, behavior or knowledge from an institution to another. This institution can either be a person, a school, a family or even the society. If we go in the ancient meaning and the ideology of education, it means to lead out of ignorance....   [tags: bring out potential, pass on knowledge]
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Should Students be Required to Pass Proficiency Tests in Order to Graduate from High School? - What if an adolescent took a test that solely determined whether or not they make it to their high school graduation. For most high school students this is a reality. High schools across the U.S. require all of their students to pass proficiency tests in order to graduate. These state-wide tests include having a standard knowledge in reading, writing, and mathematics, as well as science in some states now. These tests show the level of proficiency that each student is at in each subject based only their test scores....   [tags: high school, proficiency tests, testing]
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How to Pass a Drug Test for Marijuana: The Ultimate Guide for How to Beat a Drug Test - In a fast-paced world, almost everybody will do almost everything to land a job. This includes the tedious process of fine-tuning the appropriate application documents needed, putting in the necessary financial means, and this may or may not include drug tests. Various employers have their own reasons of putting up dug tests in their job application scenarios, ranging from liability reductions to plain insurance cost-cutting. Even the Federal Government mandates every business establishments to be clean of drug-related blemishes before they could ever get their hands on a business contract, and before actual work commences....   [tags: substance, methods, samples, procedures] 3142 words
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The Mystery of Watermelon Pass - A robin chirped joyfully as she looked at the four eggs she laid the day before. The mother robin inspected her blue eggs carefully before nesting on them. Using her warm body as an incubator, she anticipated the next 14 days when they would hatch. Judy turned from her window wishing her day could be as joyous as this robin that had chosen her tree to nest in. But to her dismay, it was not going to be a glorious, wonderful day; it may as well have been cloudy and raining outside for that is how she felt on the inside....   [tags: personal narrative] 550 words
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Adrian is currently running Gunner Pass with no other employees. So he - Adrian is currently running Gunner Pass with no other employees. So he does not need to use ICT to communicate between departments. Gunner Pass. 2 Describe the type of work done in functional areas of Gunner Pass. 2 Describe how ICT is used within these functional areas of Gunner Pass. 3 Explain how the functional areas help to achieve the aims of Gunner Pass. 3 Explain how ICT helps Gunner Pass work together 4 Analyse how effectively the functional areas work together to achieve the aims of Gunner Pass 4 Suggest how and possible improvements or developments in ICT might help the functional areas work together more effectively....   [tags: Business and Management Studies] 3989 words
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Pass the Salt, Please! - Salt acts as a biologically, necessary nutrient for human growth and development. If human beings did not give a damn about salt’s importance, our world would be filled with bland food, filthy water, and deadly disease. History’s first written records of salt appeared in China, around 4,700 years B.C.E. Salt played a major role in ancient history, especially in Roman and Egyptian cultures. Citizens of Rome and Egypt commonly used salt as trade goods, currency for soldiers, religious offerings, and even used in the process of mummification....   [tags: Natural Resources]
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What is the Turing Test, and Why is it so Difficult to Pass? - One of the most difficult challenges in developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) is to create a machine that “thinks” as intelligently as humans do. However, devising a definition for the word “think” itself is quite a task. This is because it is yet unclear as to what comprises a human being’s thoughts, and what is the driving force behind his/her intelligence. Is it a manifestation of the immortal soul or is it just a complex network of nerves comprising the nervous system. To create an intelligent machine or a computer, it is necessary to grant it with thinking capabilities that are at par with humans....   [tags: Intelligence]
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The Lunch Time Book Buddies - Pass It On Program - There’s no denying that reading is the foundation for all academic achievement (paths, whether they lead you down the road of a doctoral degree or to the door of parenting). It reinforces language and communication, without it you cannot read a menu, bus schedule, recipe, street sign, bank statement or loved ones letter, not to mention phone texts or discovering a favorite book. Reading navigates us through our day-to-day life and fuels our imagination (and opens up worlds of possibilities: new countries, new cultures, and your own history)....   [tags: Literacy Essays]
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What’s the Grade for Home Schools- Pass or Fail? - “Education is one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.” by Bertrand A. Russell (1872-1970). Thinking about the different opportunities of education and how it has manifested in today’s society, allowing students to gain various learning techniques. In this day and age people are able to cater to each child’s specific needs or wants in the classroom. But just like any other instance, where something can go completely great can have bad outcomes as well. With the topic on education there is the option of homeschooling, public, private and religious based institutions....   [tags: homeschool, education, loneliness]
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Athletes No Longer Getting a Free Pass in College - Students are more focused on sports during college than their education. Which in the long run will affect them more. While the standards are increasing and student athletes not taking education serious enough there can or will be at risk. Standards for the incoming freshman class of 2016 are being increased. Many schools have decided that students who want to participate in sports need to have better grades. The number of core courses have been increased from 10 to 16 for the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) eligibility....   [tags: sports, requirements, admissions] 558 words
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America's Favorite Pass Time and Biggest Scam - Prestigious lawyer and two term Harvard University president, Derek Bok, once said “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” (Johnson&Acquaviva, 2014.). This saying is as true, now, as it has ever been. In fact, according to the U.S census bureau (Johnson & Acquaviva , 2012), the average person who has attained higher education will make approximately a million dollars more within their lifetime than someone who chose the career route following high school. Although college seems to be the obvious path, many youth do not pursue college in attempt to avoid the debt tagged to a diploma....   [tags: ncaa, student athletes, college scholarships]
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Pass The Opium, Please - Religion is said to be the opiate of the masses, and it is definitely a point of interest in George Orwell's famous novel Animal Farm. In it, Orwell pointedly attacks religion in general and Christianity in particular through the use of a well placed symbolic bird by the name of Moses. Orwell's stance is rather apparent as Moses darts about the farm scene conveying the duality of Christianity quite superbly. At the first mention of the raven Moses, one immediately gets the impression that he stands for something quite larger than just a simple bird that lives on the Manor Farm....   [tags: essays research papers] 1025 words
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Stop the Killing: Pass Gun Control Legislation Now - A study by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) found that the rate of firearm death of children 14 and under is nearly twelve times higher in the U.S. than in 25 other industrialized nations. When comparing the high U.S. gun murder rate to that of other nations, it is vital to realize that the U.S. is also unique in one other relevant way: lax gun ownership restrictions. Almost all industrialized nations have more stringent regulations on weapons possession than the United States, and not surprisingly, all of them have a lower murder rate....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 2873 words
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Reconstruction of Fish Passages - Introduction The assignment of this study is to understand the fish passage failure, to give informed information to design or manage operational changes that can increase fish pass efficiency and the sustainability of fish species. Mechanisms of fish pass failure, such as structure, environment and behavior factors can be a detriment in aiding passage structures as well as a benefit. Without the reconstruction of a fish pass, the juvenile elves become isolation in turn imposes elves’ distinction....   [tags: Marine Environment, Aquatic Science]
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My Personal Strengths and Weaknesses in Netball - From observing myself in a game situation these are what I consider are my strengths and weaknesses for Netball and why I think each one is a strength or weakness. Strengths Weaknesses > Shooting > Shoulder Pass > Bounce Pass > Chest Pass > Pivoting > Footwork > High-running Pass > Reaction Time > Agility > Speed Strengths: Strength 1: Shooting is one of my strengths as I think I perform it correctly. By correctly I mean having a balanced position (standing with my feet shoulder width apart and keeping my body straight), holding the ball above my head (so that the ball is resting on the tips of my fingers and my thumbs form a W shape), bending my kn...   [tags: Papers] 1706 words
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Unfair Discrimination and Tital Selection Process: A Solution for Adverse Impact - ... Since Caucasians are the majority, the pass rate is 47.5. While the pass rate for the gender section is 44.2. African Americans: 62.5 / 77.7 = 0.8043758 = 80.4%. The pass rate which is 80.4% indicates that there is no evidence of adverse impact. Hispanics: 55.0 / 77.7 = 0.70785 = 70.8 %. The pass rate of the Hispanics groups shows that there is evidence of adverse impact. Females: 41.7 / 73.6 = 0.566576 = 56.7 %. The pass score of 56.7% shows that there is evidence of adverse impact: 62.5 / 77.7 = 0.8043758 = 80.4%....   [tags: analysis, government, calculations]
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Removal of Defective Lines in SPOT4 SWIR Band Using DWT - Abstract – Defective lines present in the satellite images especially in the SPOT 4 SWIR Band images are became a very common problem now a days during the satellite image analysis. This paper introduces a new technique to detect and restore such defective lines in the SPOT 4 SWIR Band images. Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) and Histogram Equalization is used for enhance the processing image. This will speed up the detection process of defective lines. Median Filtering, one of the major noise reduction filter is used for restoring the detected defective lines....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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The Das-Naglieri Cognitive Assessment System - Introduction The Das-Naglieri Cognitive Assessment System (CAS) developed in 1997 by Naglieri and Das conceptualizing on the works of A. R. Luria PASS model theory, represents an analytic measurement of cognitive abilities based on neuropsychological construct. The PASS theory, acronym for planning, attention, simultaneous, and successive, focuses on the neuropsychological foundation in which cognitive processing and human intelligences based on the functional brain and mental activities of input, processing, and output (Das, 1999)....   [tags: Education, Assessment] 1687 words
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The Law Enforcement Hiring Process - Introduction This paper will show four different police departments that are currently hiring or recruiting for police officers. There will be a summary on the research found on the process used to recruit police officers. It will also show their current hiring trends and what hiring practices they have that are successful or not successful. The paper will also go over the different methods departments use to train their new officers and their values. The Process of Recruiting Police Personal Recruiting officers is a vital job for any city, state, federal department....   [tags: Recruiting Police Personal]
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Desert Winds And Electrical Energy - Desert Winds and Electrical Energy The energy of the wind can be channeled into other forms of energy besides the energy used as an erosional agent. This is especially true of desert winds. Today, some desert wind is used to make electricity. Wind velocity is affected by air temperature. When air warms and cools, it changes density, which creates air pressure differences that cause wind. In the desert, temperatures may range from 40º F at night to more than 120º F in the daytime. Because of this temperature fluctuation, wind is generally stronger in desert areas....   [tags: essays research papers] 805 words
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Class Experiment: Ramps on Sequoyah - My paper is about an experiment my class did to see the walking ramps on the Sequoyah High School’s campus do or do not meet the requirements in the Americans with Disability Act. All of the measurements were done in inches. For this experiment, my class measured twenty-seven ramps around the campus. The instruments we used for this experiment was a plum, yard stick, leveled laser beam, tape measure, paper, and a pencil. We measured the ramps height from the top to the bottom of the ramp, length of ramp, the width of the ramp, the landing (on top and bottom of the ramp), and height of rails as a class....   [tags: ADA, requirements, wheel chair]
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"Passing" in James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man - In 1912, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man was anonymously published by James Weldon Johnson. It is the narrative of a light-skinned man wedged between two racial categories; the offspring of a white father and a black mother, The Ex-Colored man is visibly white but legally classified as black. Wedged between these two racial categories, the man chooses to “pass” to the white society. In Passing: When People Can’t Be Who They Are, Brooke Kroeger describes “passing” as an act when “people effectively present themselves as other than who they understand themselves to be” (Kroeger 7)....   [tags: The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man]
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An End-Of-Instruction (EOI) Should NOT Determine Graduation - Imagine taking a test that impacting one's life greatly and made a huge decision for their future. In the state of Oklahoma, High School students are required to take and pass EOIs in order to graduate. An EOI (End-Of-Instruction) is an exam that is based on the Oklahoma state standards, which define what students should be learning each school year. It helps the state determine what the teachers need to focus on and it shows the weakness of different areas of specific subjects. It also gives the state of Oklahoma a ranking compared to other states....   [tags: education, high school students]
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Gold Fever: The Klondike Gold Rush - In today’s world, gold is viewed as something that a person would put on their fingers, in their ears, or around their necks to show wealth. In the late 1800s, gold was used a lot differently than how it is today. Symptoms of gold fever were making their way around the United States at an extremely rapid pace. Everyone wanted to jump on the chance at possibly making more money than they would ever need on finding gold. These men and women would literally go to the extremes just to sink their picks and shovels into gold rich ground....   [tags: miners, hunters, money]
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