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Physics of Fireworks

- After black powder was discovered by the Chinese in the 9th Century, the relatively short history of fireworks began with this explosive chemical composition. Black powder is made up of potassium nitrate, sulfur, and charcoal (KNO3); in the correct amounts, this combination has very explosive results. The use of black powder sprung forth the evolution of muskets, rockets, and fireworks. Although history has shown that the development of black powder muskets into modern day guns, artillery, and weapons of mass destruction have changed the face of the earth, taken many lives, and changed the outcome of many wars, black powder is also used in many rituals and celebrations....   [tags: physics firework fireworks]

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History of Fireworks

- History of Fireworks The birthplace of fireworks is generally recognized as China, with the first explosive mixture found being black powder, during the Sung dynasty ( 960-1279 ). It is said that a cook in ancient china found that a mixture of sulfur, saltpeter, and charcoal was very flammable and would explode if enclosed in a small space. The first application of this technology was for entertainment. The Chinese are still the leader in the production of fireworks. Once the recipe for black powder was perfected, they found that it was easily used as rocket fuel, and they made hand carved wooden rockets in the shape of a dragon, in the sixth century....   [tags: Chine Fireworks Explosives Essays]

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Emotion in Japanese Film Fireworks

- Emotion in Japanese Film Fireworks "He shows no sign of joy or anger" -- phrase used to describe a samurai (quoted in Nitobe 94). Bushido is a Japanese term for the samurai code of behavior that includes the ideal of self-control. Central to this ideal is the consideration that it is "unmanly" for a samurai to display his emotions on his face (Nitobe 94). This traditional aspect of behaviour penetrates deep into contemporary Japanese culture. By examining Fireworks, a Japanese film of the 1990s, we can observe how the idealized image of the samurai transplants itself into a contemporary gangster film (jakuzza-geki)....   [tags: Film Movies Movie Films Fireworks Japan Essays]

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The Physics of Fireworks

- The Physics of Fireworks "What are fireworks like?" she had asked. "They are like the Aurora Borealis" said the King, "only much more natural. I prefer them to stars myself, as you always know when they are going to appear…" -Oscar Wilde The Remarkable Rocket Why did we choose the topic of fireworks. Fireworks have been a traditional means of celebration in Hawaii for generations. They are fun to watch and even more fun to set off. Most of all, we chose this topic because we like to blow stuff up and cause our own non violent explosions....   [tags: Papers]

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My Animation Using Flash and Fireworks

- To make my animation I used two software packages which were Flash and Fireworks. I used Flash to make my animation and Fireworks to create my graphics in my animation because the software package is more suited to it than Flash which has limited tools for making graphics. In comparison Fireworks is the opposite because it has lots of tools for the creation of graphics but its animation tools are crude which means that you have to animate frame by frame. In addition there are no layers which makes it difficult to make changes after the animation....   [tags: software packages, computer graphics]

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History of Fireworks

- History of Fireworks The birthplace of fireworks is generally recognized as China. It is said that a Chinese cook accidently mixed three common kitchen ingredients (black powder): Potassium nitrate or salt petre, sulphur and charcoal and lighted it. The result was colourful flames. The cook also noticed that if the mixture was burned when enclosed in the hollow of a bamboo shoot, there was a tremendous explosion. The first application of this technology was for entertainment. Slowly the theory took roots that this loud sound was perfect to chase away evil spirits and to celebrate weddings, victories in battles, eclipses of moon and religious ceremonies....   [tags: Design and Technology]

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Fireworks Being Sold to the Public

- Fireworks Being Sold to the Public What do you feel about fireworks. Should they be sold to the public. You will all have different opinions, but I will change your views, and get you thinking. Have you ever seen anyone that has been seriously injured by one accident, caused by one stupid firework. Each year people buy thousands of fireworks, these include: rockets, air bombs, roman candles, sparklers, and many, many more. There are even people that, dangerously and stupidly, make their own fireworks....   [tags: Papers]

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Electronic Fireworks : A Sole Proprietorship For Two Years

- Introduction Acme fireworks have been operating as a sole proprietorship for two years, selling fireworks, and putting on ground displays and large aerial display fireworks. Initially, the business was operating as a sole proprietorship, but based on future business engagements, its operations will increase tremendously. As such, the current ownership model is not feasible, and there will be need to expand more workers and the scope of the operations. It is, therefore, necessary that the owner adopt a business form that can give him access to more any business liability Any sale if classified as sale of goods for exchange is governed by the UCC....   [tags: Contract, Common law, Tort, Void]

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- Every year, America celebrates many holidays with fireworks. One of the most popular selections is a Roman Candle. If you want to try to make this at home, common pyrotechnics stores have all the supplies you would need. Just think of the “oohhs” and “ahhhhs” when you light off your homemade fireworks at home. First of all, you need a sturdy, good tube. The tube should be cylindrical and should be at least 3/32 of an inch thick. The opening at the top of your tube should have a 5/8 inch opening....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Letter to Convince Against Selling of Fireworks

- Letter to Convince Against Selling of Fireworks Dear Sir or madam, Although fireworks are fun and entertaining to watch, they are very dangerous and should not be on sale to the general public. How can anyone predict what a firework is going to do. Even Guy Fawkes intended fireworks to cause death and damage....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Graduation Speech: Fireworks

- Even though you cannot see them yet, the fireworks will begin tonight. In bright stunning colors, they will paint over the black world around them and they will glow. In all shapes and sizes they will scatter over the stars and the moon. They will erupt in loud, almost deafening blasts to hushed crackles of soundless glory. Each diploma received is a lighted match of fire. Each graduate is a fuse. If you put a lighted match and a fuse together, you make sparks to create light. If you put a diploma and a graduate together, you have fireworks....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Trip to France: The Wrong Train

- The time that I spent in France was one of the most extraordinary elements in my life. My jaw reached the ground and my eyes popped like a lightning bolt. These reactions took place as I stepped into the beautiful landscape of this pleasant city. The elegant and sophisticated attractions were surrounded by a number of miniature homes and the streets packed with stores arranged in a linear perspective. The smell of rich coffee fumed into the air as if someone sprayed perfume to the rest of the city....   [tags: Eiffel, Fireworks]

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What Does A New Years Celebration Look Like Your Family?

- What does a New Years celebration look like in your family. My family does all sorts of abnormal activities that a “normal” American family would do. On another note, most of my family is American yes, but they are all chomorran, meaning that they are all from Guam, an island on the outskirts of Japan. My family New Years usually consists of looking perfect for family, a mouth watering surf and turf with a vast dinner, and breathtaking fireworks at my grandparents’ house. To look perfect for my family, I usually start the day by waking up right when the bright yellow sun is shining over the pine trees into my room window right onto my pale white face....   [tags: Family, New Year, Jeans, Fireworks]

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The Day Of The Mississippi Gulf Coast

- ... Another group of guys had their grill already set up and they were cooking hamburgers. My coworker said to me, “Man those hamburgers smell so good my mouth is watering.” A young child was walking on the white beach sands barefoot, stopping to admire the feel of sand sliding through his little toes. Then I hear a lady call the young child over and tell him, it’s time to eat, we will all play after we are done eating. As the barbeques were shut off and this fourth of July celebration moved into phase two with families playing in the water, building sand castles, and throwing footballs and Frisbees....   [tags: Beach, Sand, Fireworks, Sand art and play]

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The Chinese New Year Is An Extravagant Festival

- ... The kitchen god who handles these reports is honored by sweet food and burning an effigy of him. The jade emperor is also appeased with more offerings, and later on in the year, he has his own festival. Buddhists honor their ancestors all throughout this festival. Feasting is a common way to reunite with one 's family before the new year. In many aspects, the feast held during new year 's eve is a miniature version of the feast held during the first day of the new year. They have many of the same foods, both meant to give luck to the feaster....   [tags: Chinese New Year, Chinese calendar, Fireworks]

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Firework Ban

- Setting off fireworks to celebrate festivals and happy occasions has been a tradition for Chinese people. The loud booms as well as the striking spectacles displayed by the fireworks add to the jubilance of the day. However, the most beautiful aspects of fireworks cannot compensate for the problems they generate. Whether to ban the fireworks has always been a controversial topic among people. As the Air Pollution Index in Beijing becomes incredibly high this winter, a new discussion on the necessity of firework banning policy has been raised....   [tags: chinese people, beijing]

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Katy Perry Shows Anyone Can be Courageous in Firework Video

- A five-year-old girl who is unable to swim is drowning in a pool, where the depth is ten feet. She is incapable of communicating for help and continuously gulps copious amounts of water while kicking her legs and flinging her arms frantically. A young boy who is learning how to swim notices her desperate need for a rescue, but is too hesitant to do anything due to his fear of deep water. He then realizes that he does not want a young girl to die just because no one was able to come to her rescue, and builds up the courage to enter the deep end of the pool....   [tags: violence, bullying, self-esteem]

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Pyrotechnic Display

- When people think about fireworks, they usually think about the Fourth of July. All over the country, people celebrate the independence of the United State of America with fireworks. It is fun to take the whole family out at night to experience a beautiful show and the patriotism surrounding it. What many people do not realize is that fireworks can be used for many different occasions year round. Fireworks are not just for the Fourth of July. The second biggest holiday of the year for fireworks is New Year's Eve....   [tags: Celebrations, Types, Safety]

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Pyrotechnics, The Art Of Fire

- Pyrotechnics is defined as the art of manufacturing or setting of fireworks. There are many different forms of pyrotechnics. Some consider fireworks dangerous, obnoxious bursts of noise; others consider them beautiful, artful displays of light. Either way you look at it, pyrotechnics is an interesting and dangerous hobby. Many colors and designs may be created by the placement of different compounds in distinct areas of the fireworks, either projectile or stationary ones. Some of the many different colors of the visible spectrum that can be easily recreated are; yellow, orange, red, green, and blue....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Critique Paper on Texas State University´s Wittliff Collection

- Critique Paper For my museum selection I decided to attend Texas State University’s Wittliff Collection. When I arrived, there was no one else there besides me and the librarian. To be honest, I probably would have never gone to an art museum if my teacher didn’t require me to. This was my first time attending the Wittliff Collection, thus I asked the librarian, “Is there any other artwork besides Southwestern and Mexican photography?” She answered, “No, the Wittliff is known only for Southwestern and Mexican photography.” I smiled with a sense of embarrassment and continued to view the different photos....   [tags: librarian, art, photography, film]

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Texas State University'sWittliff Collection

- For my museum selection I decided to attend Texas State University’s Wittliff Collection. When I arrived, there was no one else there besides me and the librarian. To be honest, I probably would have never gone to an art museum if my teacher didn't require me to. This was my first time attending the Wittliff Collection, thus I asked the librarian, “Is there any other artwork besides Southwestern and Mexican photography?” She answered, “No, the Wittliff is known only for Southwestern and Mexican photography.” I smiled with a sense of embarrassment and continued to view the different photos....   [tags: museum selection]

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The Achievements of the Tang and Song Dynasties

- November 23, 2009 Grey Global Semestered The Achievements of the Tang and Song Dynasty Today we can look around ourselves and see thousands of technical innovations that make life easier; But if we take a step back and ask ourselves “How?” we will soon realize that most often, these technological advancements did not just “poof” into existence, but are usually the outcome of building upon yesterday’s technology. If we follow this cycle back into time, we can attribute almost any modern day invention to an ancient civilization during its golden age....   [tags: Chinese History]

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A Knowledgeable Statement About Families

- Bishop Desmond Tutu wrote a knowledgeable statement about families, “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” (Tutu, 1986) With that being said, every family has its own unique traditions, values and beliefs. My family’s values are very broad starting from church and going to education. We believe in only drinking moderately and respecting elders. Our traditions go from cooking food and celebrating the holidays, to learning how to swim. The traditions, values and beliefs of my family may have come from very saddening family history pattern, but they have created very well adjusted offspring....   [tags: Family, Nuclear family, Grandparent, Cousin]

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Identification Of Specific Health Policies

- ... Unanimously the legislators agreed to the motion to pass the HB 1-Haleigh’s Hope Act. The final step is Governor Deal signing the bill into law, making Georgia one of thirty-seven states to have a type of medical marijuana law (Georgia Chamber, 2015). The law allows for the possession of 5% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and it must contain an amount of cannabidiol (CBD) that is at least equal to the amount of THC. The person may not have more than 20 fluid ounces of low THC oil in a clearly labeled pharmaceutical container....   [tags: Cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol]

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Ensemble Music During the Baroque Period

- Baroque Period (1600-1750) Ensemble Music During the Baroque period, instrumental music was written for every conceivable size of ensemble. On the smaller side, the Baroque sonata offers one of the finest examples of chamber music. Two types of sonata are found during this period: the sonata da chiesa (church sonata), and the sonata da camera (chamber sonata). The sonata da chiesa was more somber, while the sonata da camera was, much like the suite, usually comprised of dance forms. The gigue from Corelli's Sonata for 2 violins and lute is a fine example of the sonata da camera The term sonata was used during the Early Baroque to denote musical works to be played instead of sung (cantata)...   [tags: Music ]

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We Must Stop Global Warming Now

- One of the most vigorously debated topics is the issue of climate change, the climate that all living things have come to rely upon is changing by the effects of global warming. What can we do to slow down this warming. How will we undo all the damage we human beings have created. While we are waging wars against each other or enjoying our luxurious life not bothering to lift a finger to help the world, the world as we know it—beaches, grasslands, forests, snowcapped mountains, giant chunks of ice caps—hangs on a thread, in danger of falling out of balance anytime....   [tags: Global Warming Essay]

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How Do Fires Start?

- “The most tangible of all visible mysteries- fire.” ~ Leigh Hunt Fire is a visible mystery, as poet Leigh Hunt states. We all love staring at a crackling fire on a brisk summer night, watching as its smoke wisps into disappearance. Many are too entranced by a fire to delve deeper into its creation. How does a fire start. What is its chemical process. How does a small flame at the end of a match expand into a catastrophe so quickly. The three vital things for a fire to be created are fuel, oxygen, and heat....   [tags: combustion, oxygen, forest]

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Analysis Of George A. Romero

- George A. Romero is a highly regarded director in the cinema. He is very widely known for his movies representing social issues that are prominent when his movie is released. These two movies, Night of the Living Dead and Land of the Dead, were not released in the same time period. NOLD was released in 1968, with LOTD not being released until 2005. However, George A. Romero’s style hadn 't wavered in that time period, both scripts are known for bringing social issues to light. Both social issues were difficult for audiences to accept, due to the fact that the social issue Romero brings up isn’t a popular one....   [tags: Racism, African American, Race, White American]

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Fmaily Traditions

- Tradition is a trait that can be found in every family throughout the world. This is particularly true for my family as I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Of all the traditions that my family had while I grew up, the one that sticks out most in my mind is spending time with my family on Sunday afternoons and holidays either playing games with my cousins, eating food fresh off the grill, watching holiday fireworks, or learning more about my family history than I already knew. Therefore, my family tradition has a rich historical perspective, high importance, and great effects on me to this day....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography]

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Website Design Ideas

- Website design is done by the web designer. The ultimate aim should be to bring forth a website which is attractive, has an optimum load time and more importantly, it should be user-friendly. It is important that the website should not be cluttered with content or difficult to navigate, or be of a completely bare design. Therefore, a professional designer should bring in balance between all this. The website should be well laid out, easy to navigate and should be fast loading. Also, it should be compliant with the web standards, compatible with all the browsers and easily accessible....   [tags: Information Technology]

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Free Essays on Terrorism: Independence Day Has New Meaning

- Independence Day Has New Meaning   This week we will celebrate the Independence of our great nation, gained through the blood and sacrifice of our ancestors. This is the day we were meant to honor our way of life and the freedoms we enjoy. Disregarding the true meaning of the holiday, I am afraid that many of us, myself included, had forgotten the sacrifice our independence demanded. July 4th became little more than a day off work, punctuated by an excuse for family and friends to gather with the added attraction of fireworks....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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How Pyrotechnics and Explosives Have Changed the World

- ... Our understanding of pyrotechnics and explosives, as well as their uses would not have been possible without the Chinese, they made, we re-made, and we all benefited. When European people began to get out of the crevasse of the Dark Ages they defined how we would use this powder even still today. They got wind of this scientific revelation in the early 1200’s possibly before many Islamic peoples, and around the same time as the peoples of India. Yet the others have neither fame nor history filled with the stench of a bomb burst, a pistol fired, or a celebratory boom in the air....   [tags: learn, chemistry, ourselves, guns, weapons]

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Opening My Eyes To The Real Chicago

- The day started out just as any other day would, wake up, get dressed, eat, and then go off to do what I know best: work. But suddenly my preconceived notion of this day being just like all the rest was thrown out the window. Today, on the third day of the sixth month in the year two thousand and nine was a day, which for me personally, opened my eyes to the real life of Chicago. My friends and I all love the city of Chicago, with it being a nice get away, and we see the real life of a city. On this day we planned to go to Chicago to witness the world famous Chicago fireworks at Grant Park....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

- The Fort Wayne Philharmonic chamber orchestra brought the Baroque and Classical eras to life at the First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, with their orchestral rendition of Royal Mozart. The orchestra provided the audience with a night full of compositions from prominent musical composers such as Ludwig Van Beethoven, George Frideric Handel, Franz Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Beethoven’s Overture to King Stephen, Op. 117, begins energetically with brass instruments, such as the trumpets and french horns, opening the piece in forte, followed by the string instruments....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven]

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Defining the Visual Context: Description of Computer Images in a Middle School Technology Class

- This justification paper is for the graphics and associated lessons created for the Unit of Instruction for EdTech Dr. Smith. The paper will explore the process for creating each of the visuals for the unit, rationale for the modifications recommended by the instructor and peers in the course, a discussion of the standards incorporated, and a professional biography. Defining the Visual Context The Unit of Instruction is designed for a middle school technology class at Regis Middle School in Eau Claire, WI....   [tags: Education, technology, computers]

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Why Summer is my Favorite Season of the Year

- My favorite season of the year is summer because of the warm weather, the school vacation, and the endless fun. I really enjoy the warm weather because it’s the perfect atmosphere to do outdoor activities. My favorite part about summer has to be the fact that school is closed for two months. During summer, you’re free to do whatever you want, not worrying about curfew or waking up early for school. Summer time is a great time to relax with friends and family by soaking up the sun at a beach or simply having dinner together....   [tags: Favorite Season, Descriptive]

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Family Tradition - Original Writing

- ... I thought this was a tradition I would always enjoy and look forward to. That was until three years ago when we lost both of my grandparents in the same year. With all of my family so struck with grief, none of us even realized the fourth of July was even coming up until the week before. We usually spend months planning this get together. None of us were mentally prepared to have our traditional party without the two who were the life of the party. Driving up to the property I felt an empty inside like something was missing, the whole family felt that way and we all knew what was missing....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, English-language films]

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National Cherry Blossom Festival

- National Cherry Blossom Festival The festival I have picked to do is the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. I thought this festival was interesting because it is not just an average festival with delicious food, live music and countless family and friend activities, but a festival to celebrate and honor a friendship between two countries. I think that this is a festival everyone should go and see at least once in their life. The atmosphere of the people there and the color of the blossoms is just breathtaking, it is not something you can just look at from a photo, for a photo cannot capture the true beauty of it....   [tags: Festival, Washington DC, Festival Paper]

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Analysis of Luhrman's Production of Romeo and Juliet

- Analysis of Luhrman's Production of Romeo and Juliet Baz Luhrman has effectively transported Shakespeare's, 'Romeo and Juliet' from a 16th century play to a 20th century film. Using the same text but different settings and resources, the film contains the essence of the play with technological advances. There are many things to consider when analysing the adaptation of a scene. Baz Luhrman has adapted the party scene by using many methods whilst still holding on to the original Shakespearian mixture of love, hate, excitement, foreboding and passion....   [tags: Papers]

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Serenity of the Field

- As I drive up the hill, passing the mailbox and the meticulously groomed lawn, I find myself taking on a transformation. I breathe a sigh of relief and feel the tension drain from my body in anticipation of seeing "my place." As I turn the corner I see it, to anyone else it just looks like a simple field. But to me, it is my sanctuary that I can escape from the hectic world. This is where I can relax and feel like I’m a kid again. In my field, for a short while time stops, and I don’t have to worry what needs done next....   [tags: Observation Essays, Descriptive Essays]

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The Impact of Culture on the Function of Sound in Masala

- The Impact of Culture on the Function of Sound in Masala "I declare the National, uhh, sorry...the Canadian National Museum of Philately officially open." - Minister for Multi-Culturalism, Masala Although there are moments in Masala when the surface dialogue is loaded with irony and satire, the background or ambient sound of the film is also used to examine the central theme of the film, the search for personal and cultural identity. This theme of cultural representation and personal identity is additionally expressed through director Srinivas Krishna’s technical approach toward the function of sound in the film....   [tags: Sound Masala Cultural Essays]

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What is Love?

- “What’s love got to do with it. What’s love, but a second hand motion?” Tina Turner, as well as other musical artists before and after her time, has mostly produced songs about love, but what is love exactly. Why do some people claim that they see fireworks bursting into the sky when they have fallen in love with someone. Why do people get sweaty palms, butterflies, or nervous when they fall in love. What is it that gets one’s emotions all worked up, or receiving a type of love that runs throughout the whole body....   [tags: Pheromones, Scent]

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How Jewelry Can Transform A Casual Outfit Into A Dressy One

- I don 't think a day goes by in which I am not wearing jewelry. When I am not wearing jewelry, I don 't feel complete. Jewelry can transform a casual outfit into a dressy one. There is one specific piece of jewelry I wear nearly every day. This piece is a gold bar necklace with a small date engraved in it. The date engraved is the day my grandpa died. A year after my grandpa died, my oldest sister gave my mom, my two sisters, and I matching necklaces with the date on them. I have worn it ever since....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, United States Navy, Time]

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This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix, Arizona: Stereotypes

- “This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix, Arizona” discusses the physical and mental journey of Victor, a Native American man in the state of Washington, as he goes to Phoenix, Arizona to claim his father’s remains and his savings account. While on this journey, Victor learns about himself, his father, and his Indian culture with the help of his estranged friend, Thomas Builds-the–Fire. The author, Sherman Alexie, plays on the stereotypes of Native Americans through the characters of Victor and Thomas....   [tags: Sherman Alexie]

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Embracing Cultures: The Chinese and The Scottish People

- There are billions of people in the world and each of us are different in lot of ways. We all have an event that symbolize our cultures in some way. USA has the 4th of July as a special event to celebrate America independence from the British. The events that take place represent some form of freedom and independence. Without these celebrations the world we live in would be different; we wouldn’t know about our history and why we celebrate these events. This is a way we can learn about who we are as a culture and celebrate how far we have come....   [tags: family traditions, symbol, spring festival]

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America Needs Gay Marriage and Same-sex Adoption

- Families gather together in their backyards to celebrate America’s birth and get ready to light fireworks. Children chatter excitedly to themselves as their fathers bring out the cases of fireworks bought from the local grocery store. Mothers talk among themselves, stirring their glasses of lemonade absently. This picture, so common in society, will sound unfamiliar to very few. Every year, on July 4th, Americans commemorate the birth of their prestigious country; yet a question arises as to whether or not they remember what they are truly celebrating....   [tags: Gay Rights, Lesbian Rights]

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Chinese New Year : A Traditional Holiday

- Chinese New Year is one of the most important traditional holidays in China. Chinese New Year is also known as the Lunar New Year and it is the longest celebration in the Chinese calendar. Chinese New Year is very different from other New Year because it is a more traditional celebration. Chinese New Year day falls on a different day each year, unlike the regular New Year. Chinese New Year helps bring family together. It is the day where everyone stop working and everyone travel back home where all the family members come together for an annual reunion and dinner....   [tags: Chinese New Year, Chinese calendar, China]

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Customs And Traditions Of The Han People

- The country of China celebrates The Spring Festival, also known as the Chinese New Year, that takes place every year from the last few days of the twelfth lunar month midway into the first lunar month of the New Year (Chinese New Year (Spring Festival)). According the history, this time was named the Spring Festival because it derived from the words “god” and “ancestor worships” from the Shang dynasty, now however, this meaning has faded away and it is known as a time of unification, happiness, and hope....   [tags: Chinese New Year, Chinese calendar, China]

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( Ptsd )

- ... Before my research, I understand that PTSD is a major life-changing diagnosis for veterans, but I am hoping to learn more about the magnitude of the disorder and how it changes life not only for veterans, but for their families and friends as well. This may seem like an odd or non-topical subject for this type of essay, but veterans undergoing this disorder form very close-knit groups, subcultures of sorts, to help them cope with civilian life after they return from combat. As a result of the PTSD, these individuals involuntarily live vastly different lifestyles, thus forming a group or culture that leads a standard of living completely different from my own....   [tags: Psychological trauma]

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Personal Narrative : My Favorite Boy Band

- ... They sang five more songs, some slow, some fast. As they sang the slow songs the whole stadium lit up because of all the phones that were in air. After the songs were over the stadium became very bright once again, not because of phones, they were the actual lights in the stadium turning back on. This signaled that the show was indeed over and it was time for everyone to leave. Leaving the concert was full of traffic, and being elbow to elbow with people. As we got back into my sister car we pulled out of our parking spot to only be stuck in traffic....   [tags: Family, Parent, The Stage, Debut albums]

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The Wolfman, by Jonathan Maberry and The Cycle of the Werewolf, by Stephen King

- One of the many staples of horror fiction is the employment of a monster to aide in the fear the reader experiences. A monster gives the protagonists a tangible object to fear. When the fear is tangible the protagonists are able to be drawn into the story in a more concrete manner. The reader is also able to be included in the fear because they can get a full picture of what is scaring the main characters. Unlike ghosts or spirits, monsters provide a visual representation of the fear to be experienced....   [tags: Literary Differences, Contrast]

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Going to Grandma's House for Thanksgiving

- There’s no better time of the year than the month of November for me. Besides the fact that it’s almost winter-time and it’s going to snow soon, this is when I go to my grandmas’ house for Thanksgiving. My grandma lives in Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin to be exact. She lives in a big log cabin on the top of a mountain. The cabin was built for my grand parents by my uncle about 25 years ago. The thing that I love most about my grandmas’ house is the woods. There’s a perfect view of the woods from the back deck....   [tags: family, holidays, Narrative, Tradition]

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The Effects of Gunpowder on Warfare

- The discovery of gunpowder changed war from being fought with medieval weaponry and battle tactics to more modern day weapons and tactics because the gunpowder powered weapons are more deadly. Weapons that use gunpowder to launch projectiles have a greater range than melee weapons and are more powerful than bow and arrows. Also, cannons are more powerful and have a greater range and accuracy than catapults and they also can be reloaded faster than catapults. Gunpowder weapons changed war because they are stronger, more accurate, have a greater range and are able to be reloaded faster than medieval weaponry....   [tags: Military Technology ]

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Post Traumatic Stress Dissorder and Alcoholism

- Post traumatic stress disorder is a disease that haunts our soldiers in this day and age. Even with the latest technology and treatments that our generation offers, the lasting effects that this disorder leaves veterans dealing with is so painful that many times these veterans will cope by using alcohol and later abusing it. The first step in understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and alcoholism is knowing exactly what theses disorders are and how much we actually know about them. There have been several findings of diary entries that describe the symptoms of PTSD ranging from Egyptian and Greek soldiers to Henry IV....   [tags: nostalgia, anxiety, traumatic experience]

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Developmental Autobiography from a Global Perspective

- ... For example, when my sister saw fireworks for the first time as an infant she cried the entire time; however, when I saw fireworks for the first time at the age of 6 months I seemed happy and interested (H. Patel, personal communication, November 1, 2013). As an infant and toddler I could be easily held by strangers if my family were in sight. I demonstrated stranger wariness only when my parents, grandparents, or sister were out of sight (Kail, 2012, p.315). According to Thomas and Chase patterns of temperament, I was categorized as easy and according to Rothbart dimensions of temperament I had a low degree of negative affect and a high degree of surgency and extroversion (Kail, 2012, p...   [tags: Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems theory]

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Annotated Bibliography On Codes Of Objectivity

- Photography, among many things, is a medium used to further the connection between a reader and the story. It does this by drawing the reader into the world of the photograph, and allowing them to experience the realism of the scenario. This connection has amplified the level of communication between humans, namely, in the field of journalism. In the article “To Tell the Truth: Codes of Objectivity in Photojournalism” written by Donna Schwartz, she discusses the methods employed by photojournalists to manipulate photos in order to give the desired effect, or connection....   [tags: Photography, Emotion, Egypt, Egyptians]

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Disabilities And Mental Illness Of Veterans

- Disabilities and Mental Illness When individuals go into the military they have a complete physical checkup to get cleared to join a branch of service they have selected. Individuals go into the military without having any disabilities or a mental illness, but this can change while they serve during combat. Before signing up, he or she knows the risks such as putting their life on the front line before going into the military. While a solider is in combat, he or she is faced with many types of situations that can cause trauma, physical disability or a mental disability....   [tags: Mental disorder, Disability, Schizophrenia]

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Baz Luhrmann 's The Great Gatsby

- ... ' (Clare 2006) This movie is not a perfect historical recreation of time period in which the novel was set, but this is a really successful adaptation, which is, mostly, concentrated on portraying character’s feelings and emotions. Even with all the bizarre imagery happening on the screen, the intellectual parts of the novel are still well portrayed. "Red Curtain Cinema is a cinema of Exagerration and the primary focus of these films is to entertain, enchant and stimulate their audience rather than to depict everyday reality." (Anett, 2014) Fitzgerald, in his novel, wanted to show New York as a bright, modern city of glittering jazz and loosening morals, so Luhrmann’s choice of visual...   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Pursuit Of The American Dream

- ... To white Americans, this opened up a world of possibilities, but for black Americans it seemed as if they did not gain anything. Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist, and an ex-slave, gave his perspective about the Fourth of July, and wrote, “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” The speech recognizes the Founding Father 's dedication to the country and acknowledges that the celebration of the Fourth seems to only benefit white Americans while slaves did not have anything to celebrate about....   [tags: United States Declaration of Independence]

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The Monomyth: Rites of Passage in a Hero's Life

- A rite of passage is a memorable, emotionally charged journey that leads a person from one place in their life to another. Joseph Campbell, an american mythologist, recognized a structure which was often used in the story of a heroes journey. This structure he called a Monomyth, can be simplified and described as a 3 step process of departure, initiation and return. The "hero" (or anyone for that matter) departs their current situation and perspective, iniaties in a journey, and returns to the normal flow of their life, with a new perspective, having learned or experienced something of importance....   [tags: literary devices, Mark twain, E.B White]

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The Benefits of Living in America.

- Fireworks cracking and lighting up the sky, hot dogs cooking on the grill, and a cold drink in a red, white, and blue paper cup. It is the forth of July, Independence day, the day Americans put all of their worries to the side to celebrate the freedom of the country that they live in, America. Those who live in the USA may experience more freedom and comfort then those who live in other parts of the world. America is highly praised for their education, diverse crowds, and socially accepting everyone despite their race, religion, or special needs....   [tags: USA, ESL essays]

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Fire, Knowlege and Progresses Relationship

- In the world, there are a mix of successful countries and unsuccessful countries. However, the distinction between the two depends on the point of view. Primarily, it depends on what one calls success. Success is the progress the country has made. Progress is a mix of several things, however. It is how the people have gotten happier. How they have gotten wealthier. How the people have been educated and the jobs they are in compared to before. It is how the society has changed. When people look at the unsuccessful countries that have not progressed, they look to find the reason....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Fahrenheit 451]

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Luhrmann 's The Great Gatsby

- ... ' (Clare 2006) This movie is not a perfect historical recreation of time period in which the novel was set, but this is a really successful adaptation, which is, mostly, concentrated on portraying character’s feelings and emotions. Even with all the bizarre imagery happening on the screen, the intellectual parts of the novel are still well portrayed. "Red Curtain Cinema is a cinema of Exagerration and the primary focus of these films is to entertain, enchant and stimulate their audience rather than to depict everyday reality." (Anett, 2014) Fitzgerald, in his novel, wanted to show New York as a bright, modern city of glittering jazz and loosening morals, so Luhrmann’s choice of visual...   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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Happiest Place on Earth

- As the bus from the airport slowly comes to a halt, I jerk back in my seat with a grin from ear to ear. The time has really come again as I peer out the window and see the Welcome Home sign I long to see every year, in Disney World. Surrounded by the pale shades of blue on the buildings, the starry sky, and palm trees, I am once again at The Beach Club, my favorite resort in the Happiest Place on Earth. With a silent and still beauty surrounded by the cool evening breeze, the anticipation of the waking morning is too hard to handle, knowing that the magical feeling of the Magic Kingdom the next day will surround me....   [tags: Disney World]

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The Chinese New Year

- ... Instead of family and relatives trying to put family into their schedules, they will plan their schedules around this big holiday. In most Asian countries, winter break revolves around Chinese New Years. In the United States, our winter break revolves around Christmas. Therefore, when Chinese New Years is celebrated in the U.S. it is normally right after the end of winter break. Because, family reunion revolves around the idea of friends and family gathering together for the New Year’s dinner individuals will sacrifice some of their time, whether it be giving up their work on the day of the celebration or booking a flight across the country so they can be with their family or taking a fe...   [tags: celebrated traditions in Asia]

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The Major Differences Between Two Film Versions of Romeo and Juliet

- The Major Differences Between Two Film Versions of Romeo and Juliet The major differences between the two movies Romeo and Juliet who were made by Franco Zefferelli in 1968 and Baz Luhrmann in 1998, are that they were interpretative different ways because the historical and social context of the two films which may have influenced the two directors to portray their movies the way they did....   [tags: Papers]

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Romeo and Juliet: Interpretation of Play and Movie

- The environment surrounding the star-crossed lovers in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet can influence audiences who may interpret the scenes in different ways. The audience can be greatly affected in their interpretation of the story by the mise-en-scene, costuming, and the hidden symbolic meaning. This great piece of literature was edited in two unique and intriguing forms, one Zeferelli directed which was filmed in 1968, and the modern version produced in 1996. The different scenes throughout the length of the party were the most influential to me in that I saw how different these movies were directed, and the different meaning I experienced from watching these movies....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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Sexual and Bodily Subjects in The Miller's Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

- "The Miller's Tale," a short story by Geoffrey Chaucer, deals frankly with sexual and bodily subjects. Chaucer is never obscene, he allows the reader to use his imagination to determine what some of the events actually mean. The tale is a "fabliau," which is a short story in verse that deals satiracally and humorously about sexual or monetary deception. When Chaucer describes the characters, he creates a unique theme for each person that helps the reader determine their role in the story. For example, he describes Alisoun as being a young, playful, and attractive girl that enjoys showing off what she has....   [tags: Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales]

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Romantic Holiday Escapes in Europe for Dreamy New Year

- A romantic Holiday on New Year is one of the dearest desires of a couple and if you wish to make your beloved happy, you must surprise him/her with a perfect gift for forthcoming New Year; a romantic holiday in some place beautifully romantic and lovable that can increase the charm of you kissing your beloved at midnight. Apparently finding a good place with your choice can be a difficult thing but here we have some of the most exotic New Year escapes in Europe where you can visit and make that one night the most memorable time of your love life....   [tags: romantic, new year, paris]

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The Events Of The Salt Lake City, Utah Area

- ... We liked to trick her sometimes too. We would go on the swings until we felt like we were saoring as high as the planes and then jump out of the swing and pretend we fell out. She would come running and nuzzle her wet nose on your face. Fourth of July was my favorite, because we would arrise early in the morning and go watch the parade.There were graceful floats, gorgeous brown horses and classic cars. Then, all our cousins would come over and we would barbeque, play tag, ride our bikes, and have water balloon fights, we weren 't permitted to wear swimsuits either, so if you can imagine running around in a long wet prairie dress, it is quite difficult....   [tags: Family, Mother, Marriage, Father]

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roman myth

- * Stars * A long time ago in the deep dark forest of Astrum lived two brothers named Josephus and Tomas. These two brothers were always getting in trouble, trying to outdo each other. The two were always in competition against one another. When one jumped, the other had to jump twice as high. One day their competitiveness had gone too far. As usual they could be found in the field romping and playing. This day was like no other though. The two brothers were playing with rocks and were seeing who could throw theirs the furthest....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Personal Narrative : My Florida Experience

- ... Which was a strange feeling knowing that just five minutes north of this palm tree paradise is a Christmas tree farm. The beach always had a full parking lot from the middle of May through to the beginning of September. It was just something everyone knew they’d have to deal with when going to the beach. When they expanded the parking lots an extra 60 spaces it made no difference. The cars that had been parking in the sand now had a place to go and new vehicles parked where those cars once had been....   [tags: Parking lot, Parking, Parking space]

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Road Race

- Stopped at an intersection, the light stands at a bright red while you sit their waiting for the light to change; you impatiently grind your tightly squeezed hands on the steering wheel. Your hands start to sweat, and your heart begins to beat fast. As you mischievously look over your shoulder to the car in the next lane, you see him look over with a smirk grin look on his face. Suddenly, the light shines a golden green, and you punch your gas pedal to the floor with your heavy foot, as your wheels spin from underneath you, ready to launch you off like a rocket ship....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography]

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Station Fire

- Synopsis In West Warwick Rhode Island, on February 20th, 2003, during the performance of the band Great White, a fire broke out that eventually claimed the lives of 100 people and injured an additional 200. The band’s tour manager arranged for, and ignited pyrotechnic props, large fireworks designed to display a shower of sparks. The sparks ignited foam soundproofing near stage. The fire spread quickly. Most were killed either in the crush to exit the building or overcome by fumes while trying to find an exit....   [tags: Event Analysis ]

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Operations Management

- Imagine the reaction of a couple who received a chilling prophecy from an oracle who declared that their infant was destined to kill his father and marry his mother. Would it be reasonable for a couple murder their child, because of a frightening prophecy. Modern society would be aghast at this disgusting choice, but unfortunately Oedipus’s parents abandoned him, where he was saved by the mercy of others. Fate was against Oedipus, and he inadvertently created a domino effect of tragic choices that would make his parent’s prophecy a reality....   [tags: Oedipus, Play Analysis]

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The Day Of My Life

- It was a beautiful sunny day, one of the usual working days, and men were rushing to work. Except that, it was something in the air that was carrying the better taste of wariness. The surroundings of our house were mute, and I could see the bird in the trees, but not hear them. Instead, every inch was filled with weird sound of metal grinding. I was too young to realize that on August 2nd, 1990 will be an important day in my life. I learned that day the lesson of my life, how fragile is the peace and that my privileged life in Kuwait was over....   [tags: Iraq, Iraq War, Saddam Hussein, Baghdad]

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My Dating Identity

- When you go on a date you picture worlds colliding, fireworks, and other western depictions of romance. My date included all of these elements, but not in the clichéd way you are probably picturing. Worlds collided all right; my postmodern world collided into his modern one. The fireworks that ensued were cataclysmic. It began with dinner, and it ended with shock and awe. He made reservations and endless compliments. It seemed that things would go well despite the decade age difference between us....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Identity Essay]

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Axe Peace Commercials

- Commercials can be an annoying, boring and go on about stuff that some people might not care about. Although, some do have good intentions and messages like the Axe Peace commercial by the Axe company. Axe is a company that makes men's shower gel, body sprays, deodorant, and hair care products. Axe recently came out with a new product called Axe Peace, which is exactly what they are trying to promote by coming up with this product, peace. The ad shows many different war situations in which they end up to be not as they seem....   [tags: Advertisements, Men, Body Spray, Cologne]

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The Effect of Noise

- Noise does not discriminate, it has no face, no limits, no size however it has an identity which is described as a loud, surprising, irritating, static, or unwanted sound just to name a few. Noise affects people in several ways, from nature cause noise to artificial noise. It will be here and it has a substantial effect on our lives. Noise exists in every area, where some sorts of energy of any kind occur. Any form of noise can be very damaging to our hearing. Both the level of noise and the length of time you constantly hear to the noise can put you at risk for hearing loss and stress....   [tags: Artifical, Sources, Nature]

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Analysis of Janette Oke's Love Comes Softly

- Analysis of Janette Oke's Love Comes Softly The book that I read is called Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke. It is about a woman named Marty who goes out west with her new husband Clem to find their own land so they can start their own life. But while they live there Clem dies and Marty is now a widow. Marty ends up marrying Clark Davis because Clark is also widower. Marty in the end finds true love with Clark. The main Characters in this book are Marty (Davis), Clark Davis and Missie Davis. Marty is a widow who marries Clark because Clark wants a wife and mother for his child Missie....   [tags: Book Review, Character Analysis, Janette Oke, Love]

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