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  • Lucky Lira - 912 words
    Lucky Lira Oct, 16/2000 The lucky lira What is your lucky item you cherish or pray too for good fortune? The Lucky lira plays an important symbolic role in Nino Riccis novel Lives of the Saints. The coin was a sign of life saving properties, it also served as a protective talisman against evil and most importantly symbolized Vittorios loss of innocence. As a result of Vittos faith in the coin he is able to better cope with his misfortunes. The lucky one lira was given to Vitto for his seventh birthday by Luciano , a restaurant owner in Rocca Secca and a friend of his moms. Luciano explained that during the war, in a field in Greece he had found it and the coin had saved his life, it deflecte ...
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  • Bicycle Thief - 1,592 words
    Bicycle Thief "The Bicycle Thief" is a deeply moving neo-realist study of post-War Italy which depicts one mans loss of faith and his struggle to maintain personal dignity in poverty and bureaucratic indifference. Antonio Ricci is a bill-poster whose bicycle, essential for his job, is stolen by a thief. Joined by his son Bruno, Antonio vainly searches for his bike, eventually resorting to the humiliation of theft himself. Throughout this paper, I will attempt to trace the character through "The Bicycle Thief." The film opens with a montage of early morning urban activities ending on a crowd of unemployed laborers clamoring for work. Sitting to the side is Antonio Ricci. Beaten down by despai ...
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  • Construction And Playing - 934 words
    Construction and Playing The main parts of the violin are the front, also called the belly, top, or soundboard, usually made of well-seasoned spruce; the back, usually made of well-seasoned maple; and the ribs, neck, fingerboard, pegbox, scroll, bridge, tailpiece, and f-holes, or soundholes (see illustration). The front, back, and ribs are joined together to form a hollow sound box. The sound box contains the sound post, a thin, dowel-like stick of wood wedged inside underneath the right side of the bridge and connecting the front and back of the violin; and the bass-bar, a long strip of wood glued to the inside of the front under the left side of the bridge. The sound post and bass-bar are ...
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  • Discover Italy - 898 words
    Discover Italy A view at night, a view at day. It's spectacular anyway. From the Grand Canal in Venice, to the Fabulous stores in downtown Milan, Res- Nick International Tours will take you there, with 110% of our effort. We have established a goal to fully appreciate the artistic richness and natural beauty of different country, and then put it in the eye of the beholder; you. For over 60 years R/I/T has been creating exotic and exciting tours to Italy and thus have acquired the experience and professionalism placing us top of the list of specialists to Italy. With our latest 21 day trip, we have organized a top notch itinerary from our past remarks of elite attractions, and zipped it up in ...
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  • Long Term Capital Management Lp A Case Study - 1,924 words
    LONG TERM CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L.P. A CASE STUDY Rarely if ever has a single firm had as tremendous an impact on international economics as Long Term Capital Management L. P. (LTCM). This report describes the company itself and its investment strategies, with particular attention paid to its international influence and importance. LTCMs activities in the financial world ultimately caused a near-collapse in the entire international financial system. In fact, had the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) not intervened to coordinate a major buyout of LTCM after it sunk into insolvency, the entire financial system could have been seriously jeopardized. Company Profile Set up as a particularly ...
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  • Soros - 675 words
    Soros Today I would like to talk about the most famous international speculator of them all Geroge Soros and how he went about braking the bank of England in September 1992 and quasy single handed terminate the ERM. I have always been very fascinated by international financial speculation and the actual power the individual investor has. George Soros is proberbly the worlds most famous hedge fund manager in the world.George Soros was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1930. In 1947 he emigrated to England, where he graduated from the London School of Economics. While a student at the London School of Economics, In 1956 he moved to the United States, where he began to accumulate a large fortune thr ...
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  • The European Economic Community And The Euro Dollar - 1,655 words
    The European Economic Community And The Euro Dollar EEC and the Euro Dollar The European Economic Community (EEC), also known as the common market, was established in 1957 through the treaty of Rome signed between Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Germany in order to achieve economic cooperation. "It has since worked for the free movement of labor and capital, the abolition of trusts and cartels, and the development of joint and reciprocal policies on labor, social welfare, agriculture, transport, and foreign trade." Over the years, monetary union has been suggested by the members of the EEC and was finally attained on January 1,1999 when eleven European countries, whi ...
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