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  • Flatiron Building Essay

    In a series of ten works, estimated to be more archaic than the Christian scriptures of the Old Testament. Vitruvius, a Roman architect and engineer, wrote the treatise: De architectura – based on a set of principles concerned with the theory of architecture, also known as the Vitruvian triad. He highlights the importance of structural integrity, utility and function, and the honesty of true beauty defined by a paradigm of, “firmness, commodity and delight.” Vitruvius’ writings established a concept that influenced the craft of architecture developed to be the essential components of successful architectural design as the craft progressed through centuries. Book I, emphasizes the importance of education in many branches of study an architect should be trained in. “……

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  • De Beers Diamond Company Case Study

    movements to finance wars against legitimate governments (De Beers Group, 2012). Business Action for Africa is an International business and organization from Africa. As Business Action for Africa in support of three primary objectives: positively influence policies needed for growth and poverty reduction, promote a more balanced view of Africa, development, and showcases good business practice. De Beers encourages sustainable business to ensure long-term positive development for Africa; this…

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  • De Beers Corporation: Diamond Trading Co.

    Since the early 20th century De Beers Corporation has had a monopoly on the world’s diamond supply. This monopoly has essentially enabled them to set the price for diamonds as they made up the largest market share, thus at their peak they controlled up to 80% of the worlds rough diamond supply. Through their tactic of restricting the supply of diamonds, the De Beer Corporation has made diamonds, into a luxury good. Over the past 100 years they have consolidated their vast share of the market…

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  • Critical Imaging Technology

    Question 1 Managing the Art of Innovation Assignment Question 1 One of the world's leading diamond mining companies (De Beers), was struggling to find ways to control and minimise diamond theft. As a result, this threatened their business viability due to substantial profit losses at many of the mines at the time. In attempts to start mitigating this problem, De Beers used a combination of physical body searches and conventional x-rays to detect any smuggled diamonds. According to Brian…

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  • Evolution Of Gold Case Study

    EVOLUTION OF GOLF FROM JEWELLERY TO TRADED COMMODITY -Pankaj Pandey Introduction This article aims to explain the evolution of Gold as a medium of trade and how, over the time, Gold has changed its image as mere jewellery item to a commodity that can be traded. This article also explores both global as well as regional factors that affect the demand and supply of gold thereby affecting its prices. We also explore how gold has traversed its journey from jewellery shop to being the most traded…

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  • Racial Segregation In Public Schools

    The elephant in the room of our national discourse about race continues to be the de facto racial segregation of our communities, and by extension of community-based racial segregation, the segregation of our nation’s system of public schools. Sixty-two years after the Brown v. Board of Education (1954) decision in which United States Supreme Court declared the de jure segregation of public institutions a violation of the equal protection provisions in the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, the…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Young Women's Resource Center

    October 1, 2007 was the second most important day of my young life. It was the day my business officially opened for operations. This day fell a very short second to the date of my daughter and only child’s birth. The business was to be called Love My Curves Ladies Apparel and would offer clothing, accessories and shoes for plus sized women. I designed and sewed by request as well as ordered items from wholesale companies to sell at my retail store location in Des Moines Iowa. I created a…

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  • Personal Narrative: Who Doesn T Love Disney World

    On some states stronger than others. Yet, many others, be it for the lack of exposition, information, or knowledge, when mentioned only have thought of prejudice as racism against African Americans; therefore have made an effort to erase boundaries. Indeed, African Americans have been the target of racism, by hatred organizations as the KKK, and de jure segregation. And unjust object of slavery, to not only Americans, but unto many others nations as Spain, France, between others, but the yet…

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  • Broken Gold Necklace Research Paper

    Nothing's worse that accidentally breaking your precious gold necklace or bracelet. Unfortunately, this frequently happens to many people simply because the gold is so delicate and precious. Pulling or yanking too hard on it in a rushed attempt to remove it, getting it snagged on something or accidentally snapping it while trying to untangle it can easily break the chain. Jewelry repair service is expensive and can sometimes cost as much as the gold necklace or bracelet did itself. So most…

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  • Bioswale Case Study

    Introduction Drake University is a private, mid-sized, co-educational college located in Des Moines, Iowa. The campus is on a 150-acre property that has 84 buildings, 35 associated parking lots and is interspersed with multiple green spaces and commons. Drake University’s enrollment is increasing yearly and is continuing to incorporate new programs, which has sparked the need for new buildings and renovations. As development occurs, stormwater management has become an increasing concern in…

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