I start at the beginning, with a summary of the JOBS Act. Next, I review the
current financing environment for startups, followed by a review of Emerging
Growth Companies (EGCs), a new business firm category created by the
JOBS Act. I cover disclosure and crowdfunding in the next chapters. Portals,
like Indiegogo and Kickstarter, are described next. I end where we began, with
a section by section review of the JOBS Act.
For the task of recognizing dialogue acts, we are applying the Transformation-Based Learning (TBL) machine learning algorithm. To circumvent a sparse data problem, we extract values of well-motivated features of utterances, such as speaker direction, punctuation marks, and a new feature, called dialogue act cues, which we find to be more effective than cue phrases and word n-grams in practice.
Some multi-word verbs
and idioms can be used in a Find someone who... activity as a warmer at
the start of a lesson. Pairs of students can devise clues for a multi-word
verb crossword which can then be used to test other students. Students
can be asked to act out some of the dialogues on tape, and their spoken
and written errors with multi-word verbs can be used in a Grammar
Another piece of legislation designed to increase the number of individuals voluntarily
returning to their country of origin is Section 9 of the 2002 Act. Under Section 9, families
whose claims have failed and who do not take active steps toward voluntary return can have
their support terminated (and only the children will be provided with support).
– ACT READING TEST PRACTICE –
67. The word exhausted, as it is used in line 23, most nearly means: a. impotent. b. stocked. c. spent. d. tired. 68. According to the passage, Sylvia waited for Lola instead of going out and leaving her a note because: f. Sylvia could not afford the rent on her own. g. Sylvia thought it would rain. h. she knows Lola will not be a suitable roommate. j. she thought it would be rude. 69. What can be inferred about Sylvia’s dominant emotion in paragraph 3? a. timidity b. curiosity c. irritation d. sadness 70....
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A: I couldn’t believe it. I mean, who would have guessed? I sure didn’t! I had no clue, no clue at all. And I was the last person to ﬁnd out, too. It ﬁgures. B: I was deeply shocked; I had never suspected such a thing. Not surprisingly, I was the last person to become aware of the situation. These two examples are drastically different in style and in the level of formality. Though they both tell the same story and both use the personal ﬁrst-person I, there’s clearly a different relationship to the reader....
A maintenance culture, which means that what is built is maintained,
does not yet exist in Latin America. There is no reason to expect social
funds to ensure maintenance better than any of the other ministries. If
this culture is instituted, then projects will be sustained, both by the
ministries and by the social funds.
Citizen participation is emphasized greatly to achieve sustainable out-
comes of projects. There is nothing like money to sustain a project.
A single premium life insurance policy is one where you pay an amount
(a premium) to the insurer at the beginning of the policy. You may also be
able to pay additional premiums. This type of policy pays out a lump sum
on its maturity or if you (or another life assured) should die. You may also
withdraw sums or a loan may be made by the insurer or by arrangement
with it, while the policy is in force, or you may sell or assign the policy or
surrender it completely before it is due to mature.
This type of policy can never be a qualifying...
Valuation of all assets and liabilities, other than technical provisions should be
carried out, unless otherwise stated in conformity with International Accounting
Standards as endorsed by the European Commission. They are therefore considered
a suitable proxy to the extent they reflect the economic valuation principles of
We introduce a class of metric spaces which we call “bolic”. They include hyperbolic spaces, simply connected complete manifolds of nonpositive curvature, euclidean buildings, etc. We prove the Novikov conjecture on higher signatures for any discrete group which admits a proper isometric action on a “bolic”, weakly geodesic metric space of bounded geometry. 1. Introduction This work has grown out of an attempt to give a purely KK-theoretic proof of a result of A. Connes and H. Moscovici ([CM], [CGM]) that hyperbolic groups satisfy the Novikov conjecture. ...
In the Christian tradition, the doctrine of ‘just war’ has evolved throughout the last 1,700
years, originating with St. Augustine and later significantly shaped by St Thomas Aquinas,
both of whom developed ideas of the Greek philosopher Aristotle and the Roman philosopher
Saint Augustine (354-430) served as Bishop of Hippo for 34 years. His idea of just
war has two foundations. The first, owing much to the Eastern religious traditions, is that in
all things a person should not act out of selfish considerations.
This book is intended to be of help to students studying constitutional and
administrative law who feel that they have acquired a body of knowledge, but do not
feel confident about using it effectively in exams. This book sets out to demonstrate
how to apply the knowledge to the question and how to structure the answer.
Students, especially first-year students, often find the technique of answering problem
questions particularly hard to grasp, so this book contains a large number of
answers to such questions....
As highlighted in Moﬃtt (1998), many studies over the last ten years
have examined the eﬀects of programs like AFDC, Medicaid, and food
stamps on family structure and children’s well-being. These studies have
been motivated by a growing concern that public assistance programs con-
tributed to the rise in out-of-wedlock childbearing and female headship,
two behaviors associated with the incidence of poverty, especially among
children. Until very recently, however, little attention has been paid to
the eﬀects of the EITC expansions on these behaviors.
Although data quantifying particulate emissions from construction and demolition work is scarce, some
research carried out in USA gives an estimation for TSP of 2.5 tonnes/hectare/month in zones where large
construction work is in progress. The quantity of particles emitted in each city from this source will
depend on the type of construction in progress. These particles are mainly present in size fractions greater
than 10µm. However, some fraction of the total amount is likely to be present as smaller particles. Also,
some of this dust will be resuspended either by traffic or wind.
e Affordable Care Act (ACA) will significantly expand access to affordable
health coverage in California starting in 2014. Californians with the lowest
incomes will have access to coverage under the expansion of Medi-Cal, while
millions of low- and middle-income families will be eligible for subsidies
through the California Health Benefit Exchange (the Exchange). Demand for
health insurance in the state will also increase as a result of the minimum
The most touching picture I have ever seen was taken around 1887. A young mother is holding a beautiful six-or
seven-year-old girl in her arms. Both are dressed in their funeral finery. The little girl is dead, her long blonde ringlet
curls falling over her mother's arm. The mother is looking directly into the camera and you cannot bear to look at her
heartbroken eyes and you cannot bear to look away. This picture, more than anything I have seen, says grief is not an
intellectual exercise. Grief breaks our hearts and hits us like ocean waves.
While online, some people self-disclose or act out more frequently or intensely than they
would in person. This article explores six factors that interact with each other in creating this
online disinhibition effect: dissociative anonymity, invisibility, asynchronicity, solipsistic introjection,
dissociative imagination, and minimization of authority. Personality variables
also will influence the extent of this disinhibition.
The audit should be performed in accordance with the approved plan. However,
the planning process does not end with the start of the execution phase. Rather,
as implementation of the audit proceeds, unanticipated circumstances will often
require that the plan be modified. Such changes should be documented, along
with the reasons for them. If any changes alter significantly the methodology of
the audit or the time or other resources required to carry it out, those changes
should be reviewed and approved by the official, if any, who approved the
Have you ever acted out reactively in response to a wave of
emotional feelings? Have you done complex things like driv-
ing a car, riding a bike, running on the treadmill or managing a
project while spaced out to the extent that you have no recollec-
tion of how you got to where you are? What did it feel like to wake
up and find that you have run a mile on auto-pilot? On the other
hand, how does it feel to be completely engaged in an activity while
being completely relaxed and aware of everything that...
Gesture is the vehicle used in fitting a character into the role it is called upon to act out.
We have drawn variously, dogs, mice, owls, elephants, cats, people, and so on; each
distinct characters with distinct bodily shapes and bodily gestures. To approach a model
with the idea of copying a human figure plus its clothing could be called a waste of time.
Our interest is in seeing the differences in each personality and their individualistic
gestures and, like a good caricaturist, capture the essence of those differences.