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    The Stock Market Challenge For this topic we were set a task to submit a report that aims to analyse and evaluate the financial performance of an organisation we each individually chose for the stock market challenge. To begin with I chose the company Glencore to invest £100,000 in. It is said that Glencore is one of the world’s largest diversified natural resource companies, producing and marketing over 90 commodities, with a network that spans more than 50 countries and around 181,000 people so I thought this would be the perfect company to invest the money into. As a few days went by, I had been researching more about Glencore to make sure i had made the right decision only to find out that Glencore has reported a deep first-half loss and trimmed its budget for capital expenditure for the rest of the year, blaming the sharp downturn in commodities prices. The group lost $676 million in the first half of 2015. It has also reduced its capex budget for 2015 to $6 billion, from a previous range of $6.5 billion to $6.8 billion. Glencore 's shares have been the worst performer in the FTSE 100 this year to date, slumping 42.7 per cent. The company 's stock market value is now £22.5 billion, and down more than £20 billion since last October. Glencore was valued at upon completing its takeover of mining rival Xstrata in May 2013. Mr Glasenberg, the South African-born tycoon who owns 8 per cent of Glencore, has blamed the share price fall on mining rivals overproducing…

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    The patriot act is a disgrace to the united states constitution, and to what this country stands for. This act allows government agents can arrest and detain individuals suspected of terrorist activities and can hold them indefinitely without charge and without an attorney. Also allowed by this act the ability for the cia to spy on american citizens (Ten Big). However sentors Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy were holding up the passing og the patriot act because they realized it would suspend the…

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    diminishing of mandatory minimum sentences. The war on drugs started in the 1970’s by none other than President Richard Nixon. He stated that “[a]merica’s public enemy number one in the United States is drug abuse. To fight and defeat this enemy, it is necessary to wage a new, all-out offensive (Sharp, 1994, p.1).” However, in a July 2015 press release Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) stated a very different outlook on the war on drugs when he was approached by a Georgetown Law School student with…

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    Americans question whether their information is protected on social media sites. From these studies, it can be concluded that purchasing products online or creating social media accounts comes with a steep price--one’s privacy. In February of 2012, the Consumer Bill of Rights, proposed by President Obama, was introduced. The goal was for individuals to gain control of their information held by commercial companies. Currently, the bill has failed to pass. Without it, advertising companies and…

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    Manson believed that once we were released from prison, he could be a famous musician. After being released from prison, Manson met with Dennis Wilson and the Beach Boys to try and advance his career in music. The Beach Boys did end up recording one of Mason’s Songs, which appeared on the B-side of the 20/20 album as “Never learn not to love”. Soon after, Manson met Terry Melcher, who Manson thought would help advance his music career further. Melcher never ended up helping Manson which made…

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    Audience Engagement in Macbeth Tragedies such as Macbeth have engaged and fascinated audiences for centuries. Shakespeare’s famous tragedy Macbeth depicts the ill-fated journey of Macbeth, a brave and loyal soldier, who murders several innocent people to become King, and is soon after killed himself. The play engages the audience, which is defined as “occupying and maintaining the interest or attention of the audience. Through the use of characterisation, narrative structure and figurative…

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    Symbolism is when concrete things are used to represent, substitute, or parallel abstract ideas or themes. Authors can use symbolism to solidify the characters’ lives and background. Symbolism is often open to interpretation, as it is what the reader believes an object represents. Symbols are commonly used to show larger themes that run throughout the story. Objects for symbolism can be people, places, or things. In Terry Brooks’s The Sword of Shannara, the forest is used as a symbol of fear,…

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    “He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1988 and proved to be a model soldier, earning a Bronze Star for bravery in the Persian Gulf War” (“McVeigh”). While in the Army, he became friends with Terry Nichols and Michael Fortier. “On the second day of the Twenty-one day tryout for the Green Berets, he quit and left the army altogether” (Collins). In spite of this, he became familiar with a book called the Turner Diaries. This book goes into specific “details about the overthrow of the U.S. Government by…

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    In 1979, a young man named Terry Fox, who was diagnosed with bone cancer and forced to have his right leg amputated, began his Marathon of Hope, a cross-Canada run to raise money for cancer research and awareness. The case of The Terry Fox Marathon of Hope has always been a truly inspiring story of a young fighter determined to help others. His actions prove to be a great example of what it is to be selfless and heroic. His perseverance throughout his journey despite his own failing health and…

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    When we watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail I noticed a few theme that the movie had touched on that interested me. So for it to have some themes being satirized in it is no surprise, but the ones i want to talk about are some very memorable jabs at previous examples of epics. The themes I will talk about is historical reference, supernatural elements, and king arthur’s court. The story is based in the middle ages before the Norman Conquest in England, they actually reference this by having…

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