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1. Introduction This chapter will discuss the background, scope and need for the proposed study, highlighting the main questions that the research will address. The research aims to explore how technology can be optimally used to support pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD). …

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Cassie stared, beyond speech, beyond thought. Not believing – but inside her, something knew.”It’s true. He’s your father.” Cassie just sat. “And he wants you to be happy, Cassie. He wants you to be his heir. He’s got a lot planned for you.” “And what …

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Cassie’s piece of amethyst was quite large. It was a pendant, hanging from the claws of a silver owl with outspread wings, and it felt cool against Cassie’s chest under her blue and white sweater. She checked in Diana’s mirror to make sure it didn’t …

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Faye drew a circle on the road with the black-handled knife. Then she went around the circle with water sprinkled from a cup, then with a long stick of incense, then with a lighted candle. Symbolizing the elements Cassie had named: Earth, Water, Air, and …

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There was a scattering of applause, hesitant, dying away quickly. Already the atmosphere in the auditorium was uncertain, alert. The usual whispers and fidgets snuffed out like candle flames, until the great room was utterly still. All eyes were on the stage.He’s a handsome man, …

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Research Objectives To explore the link between organisational culture and project management. To evaluate the impact of organisational culture on innovation and project management success. To formulate recommendations on the impact of organisational culture on the management of projects. Introduction This literature review explores the …

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“Aunt Constance!” Melanie gasped.”You heard me,” the dark-haired woman said to Adam. She looked at the rest of the group. “Get out of here, all of you! I don’t like that kind of joke, especially now. Haven’t you made enough trouble with your meddling? Poor …

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Cassie opened her mouth to speak, but Nick was going on.”You know, when I first saw you I thought you were just ordinary,” he said. “Then I started noticing things about you – your hair, your mouth. The way you kept on fighting even when …

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“Hey, watch out, Cassie,” Chris said, running into her as she stopped in her tracks. “What’s wrong?””I just saw someone.” Cassie could feel how wide her eyes were as she stared into the crowd. Portia had disappeared in a sea of bobbing heads. “A girl …

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“Jacinth! Are you in there? Jacinth!” Cassie blinked in the bright sunlight. She’d seen this room before. It was her grandmother’s kitchen – except that it wasn’t. The walls of her grandmother’s kitchen were sagging and dingy; these were straight and clean. Her grandmother’s hearth …

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Abstract The contribution of the media to democracy in the United States of America is undoubtedly essential for the proper functioning of the democratic process. Without the media the fundamental principles on which democracy is based, such as accountability and transparency would be sadly ignored …

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“You’ve told the story your way,” Adam said. “Some of it’s been close to the truth, and some of it’s been just plain lies. But none of it happened exactly the way you told it.”He looked around the Circle again. “I don’t care what you …

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“Diana, I have a little surprise for you,” Faye said.Diana’s emerald eyes, with their thick sooty lashes, were swimming already. She still hadn’t recovered from the shocks of tonight, and her face was strained as she stared at Faye. Well, there was worse to come. …

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Cassie’s grandmother shook her head. “To talk! If they’d come to us, to the older women, we might have warned them. Me and Laurel’s grandma, and Adam’s grandma, and Melanie’s great-aunt Constance-we could have told them a few things, maybe saved them. But they went …

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Cassie jumped off the motorcycle and ran up the driveway. But as soon as she entered the red light, she slowed. Something about the light made it hard to move through it, hard even to breathe. It was as if the air here had thickened.In …

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Introduction This article observes the tension generated by the apparent opposition between: Architecture and the Author / Architecture as Industry. Different authors have tried to bring out their understanding of architecture while criticizing the applicability of it in the modern world. Their arguments are based …

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There was silence under the silver disk of moon.”Cassie,” Melanie said again. Now everyone was looking at her. Cassie could feel the heat of Faye’s golden eyes on her, and she knew why Sean had squirmed. They were hotter than the pillar of fire Diana …

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“Cassie, no!”Later Cassie would realize it was Diana who had shouted. At the time the words came to her only through a fog, and they sounded slow and dragging. Meaningless, like the continued mad barking that was going on somewhere far away. Cassie’s fingertips brushed …

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Cassie stood petrified. Her heart was going like a trip-hammer, but that was the only part of her capable of motion.Adam and Diana… they couldn’t. Only, of course, they could. Diana was laughing up at Adam now, tossing her straight, shining hair back. And although …

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“This is all too weird for me,” Laurel said, shivering.”But what does it tell us?” Deborah challenged. “It’s another link to Black John,” Adam said. “Other than that, nothing.” “So it’s a dead end, like the cemetery,” Faye said, looking pleased. Cassie had the feeling …

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Literature Review The UK is highly culturally diverse, with 4.6 million people living in the UK being from an ethnic minority background, making up 7.9% of the population (Census April, 2001, Office for National Statistics). However, over the last few decades, an increasing body of …

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“Yuck,” Deborah said, as they peered out the parlor window again. This delivery guy was skinny, with lank hair and acne.Faye was already moving to the front door. “Pizza? We didn’t order any pizza. I don’t care who you called to confirm it, we don’t …

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The voices from above were getting nearer. Cassie couldn’t move; a gray blanket seemed to have enfolded her senses. Chris was pulling at her arm.”C’mon, Cassie! They’re comin’!” Faintly, Cassie heard from above: “If you’ll line up in single file, we’ll be going down a …

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“It was a hurricane,” Diana said.It was Monday, and Diana was back in school, still a bit sniffly, but otherwise well. They were talking before American history class; it was the first chance Cassie had had to speak to Diana alone. She hadn’t wanted to …

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Cassie followed the motion of the crystal. It was pointing upstairs, she decided-the opposite direction led into a wall.”We’d better get out in the open, anyway,” Adam said. “Otherwise we might not be able to follow it.” Cassie nodded. She and Adam were speaking quickly, …

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Introduction The National Minimum Wage represents a minimum amount, usually per hour, that most workers are entitled to receive for their labour. The introduction of the minimum wage has the objective of improving income equality, especially for those with fewer skills. The National Minimum Wage …

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They drove to the school. Despite the tension between them, the night seemed clear and cool and filled with magic, and the gym was transformed. It was so big that it seemed part of the night, and the twinkling lights woven around the pipes and …

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“You stupid outsider,” Faye screeched, twisting away from Cassie. “It was just getting started-now you’ve ruined everything!”Cassie lay on her back, gasping. Then she pointed shakily, sitting up. “That’s what I ruined,” she said, her voice soft from lack of breath, and from fear. Faye …

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“Cassie? Is that you?”Sick dismay tingled down Cassie’s nerves. Then she heard her own voice saying, as she turned, “I-I was scared … I didn’t want to bother you …” “Oh, don’t be silly. Come lie down,” Diana said sleepily, patting the bed beside her …

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“I think,” Melanie said quietly, “that it’s time to talk about the skull. Adam’s never told us exactly how he found it-“”No, you’ve been very secretive about that,” Faye put in. “-but maybe now is the time.” Diana and Adam looked at each other, and …

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Abstract Previous research has indicated that social behaviour can be automatically activated when primed by traits (Higgins, Rholes & Jones, 1977). The present study investigated whether participants are more like to interrupt an experimenter and unseen confederate when primed by words semantically associated with rudeness, …

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Somewhere on the way downstairs Cassie stopped feeling guilty.She didn’t know exactly how it happened. But it was necessary, if she was going to survive this. She was doing everything she could to protect Diana-and Adam, too, in a way. Adam must never know about …

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Fire, Cassie thought. All around her she saw blazing autumn colors. The yellow-orange of sugar maple, the brilliant red of sassafras, the crimson of sumac bushes. It was as if the entire world was flaming with Faye’s element.And I’m trapped in the middle of it. …

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Cassie should have pushed him away, should have run from him. Instead, with a gasp, she buried her head in his shoulder, in the comfort of his thick Irish sweater. She could feel his warmth all around her now, anchoring her, keeping her safe. Protecting …

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The door was no longer tiny but life-size, large enough to go in. It was ajar, and colored light streamed from the other side.Inside the skull, Cassie gazed at the door, her scalp tingling. If it opened, could I go inside? she wondered. But how …

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Introduction Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterised by chronic hyperglycaemia. Its causation is due to an insulin deficiency resulting from the body’s inability to produce enough insulin, or an inability at a cellular level to respond to insulin that is produced. These …

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It was the size and shape of a human skull, but it seemed to be made entirely of crystal. The moonlight reflected through it, inside it. It had grinning crystal teeth, and its hollow eye sockets seemed to be staring directly at Cassie.There was a …

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Very funny, Cassie thought. But actually it wasn’t funny at all. She guessed that there was a deadly serious side to Faye’s question. Somehow she didn’t see Faye wanting to use the Powers – whatever those were – for good. And she didn’t see Diana …

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Diana turned sharply to face Deborah. “You can’t interrupt the ritual!””There shouldn’t be a ritual,” Deborah blazed back, her face dark and intense. “You agreed in the meeting – ” “I agreed we had to do whatever it took to make us strong. But – …

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Cassie didn’t know where she was going. The school was trying to hold classes, even though there were probably more kids outside the classrooms than inside. They were in the halls, on the stairs, hanging around the main entrance. Cassie looked dazedly at a clock …

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Introduction Marketing refers to the process of management through which goods and services move from being a concept on to the consumer, a process which broadly consists of the identification, selection and development of a product, pricing, distribution and its promotion (Gladden 2005). Sport marketing …

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That Friday, Kori came to the back room for lunch. She seemed in awe of the older girls and was even absently respectful of Cassie, which was nice. Certainly Suzan and Deborah had no such respect. The strawberry blond seemed unaware of Cassie’s existence unless …

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The girls who came over were named Laurel and Melanie. Laurel was the girl Cassie had seen in the library with Diana. Up close she was very slim, with light-brown hair almost as long as Diana’s and a pretty, pixieish face. She was wearing a …

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“You sent the note,” Cassie said flatly.Faye smiled her slow, terrible smile. “Somehow I didn’t think you’d come if I used my own name,” she said. And I fell for it, Cassie thought. She must have coached that girl Tina on what to say – …

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The first person Cassie saw at school the next morning was Faye. The tall girl was standing with a group in front of a side entrance that Cassie had been taking to be inconspicuous.Deborah, the biker, and Suzan, the pneumatic strawberry blond, were in the …

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Introduction It is an incorrect, yet widespread belief that the United States financial crisis of 2008 and 2009 was a large contributing factor the European Debt Crisis; however the real impact of this financial crisis was rather to expose the unsustainable fiscal policies of countries …

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“Well, there’s Jeffrey…” the strawberry blond said.”Already begun,” Faye said, smiling. “I work fast, Suzan.” Suzan laughed. When she did, her extraordinary chest jiggled in a way that made Cassie certain she wasn’t wearing anything underneath her apricot-colored sweater. “I still don’t see the point …

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The gray cashmere sweater or the blue-and-white Fair Isle cardigan, that was the question. Cassie stood in front of the gilt-framed mirror, holding first one and then the other in front of her. The blue cardigan, she decided; blue was her favorite color, and it …

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Her mother was still talking in that falsely bright way, but Cassie could only hear snatches of the words. “… original wing actually Prerevolutionary, one-and-a-half stories… front wing is Postrevolutionary Georgian…”It went on and on. Cassie clawed open the car door, getting an unobstructed view …

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An instant later Cassie came out of her daze. She’d better get moving; Logan and Jordan might be coming back any second. And if they realized she’d deliberately lied to them…Cassie winced as she scrambled up the sloping dune. The world around her seemed ordinary …

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