Agents and agencies

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  • Previously a senior forest campaigner and investigator with the Environmental Investigation Agency, an international NGO, he has been researching and investigating illegal logging and associated trade for more than ten years. He is the author of a number of influential reports on illegal logging and timber smuggling, has been actively engaged with many international initiatives to tackle the problem, and has provided relevant training to enforcement agents and NGOs in producer countries. He has led the development of Chatham House’s work on illegal logging indicators since 2006....

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  • January 2012 saw the completion of the U.S. Army’s Chemical Materials Agency’s (CMA’s) task to destroy 90 percent of the nation’s stockpile of chemical weapons. CMA completed destruction of the chemical agents and associated munitions stored at six of eight continental U.S. storage facilities as well as chemical weapons deployed overseas, which were transported to Johnston Atoll, southwest of Hawaii, and demilitarized there. The remaining 10 percent of the nation’s chemical weapons stockpile is stored at two remaining continental U.S.

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  • The letter shown on the next page is from a prrivate in denmark to a company in the UK.It shows some of the features of a simple busibess the page.Sender's address in corresspndence that does not have a printed on the top righ - hand side of the page.In the UK , in contrast to the practice in some coutries, it is not usual to write the sender's name before the sender's address

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  • Social media marketing is a recent addition to organizations’ integrated marketing communications plans. Integrated marketing communications is a principle organizations follow to connect with their targeted markets. Integrated marketing communications coordinates the elements of the promotional mix;advertising, personal selling, public relations, publicity, direct marketing, and sales promotion. [1] In the traditional marketing communications model, the content, frequency, timing, and medium of communications by the organization is in collaboration with an external agent, i.e.

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  • In addition, the federal government pays administrative expense subsidies to insurance companies as an allowance that is intended to cover their expenses for selling and servicing crop insurance policies. In turn, insurance companies use these subsidies to cover their overhead expenses, such as payroll and rent, and to pay commissions to insurance agencies and agents. Companies also incur expenses associated with verifying—adjusting—the amount of loss claimed. These expenses include, for example, loss adjusters’ compensation and their travel expenses to farmers’ fields.

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  • Bernanke and Gertler (1989) focus on the investment decision of rms. There is asymmetric information between lenders and entrepreneurs: while entrepreneurs know the protability of their investment projects, lenders must pay an auditing cost to observe the project's return. This information asymmetry is the key source of persistence in the model. A positive productivity shock increases savings of entrepreneurs and lowers agency costs, making it easier for them to obtain external nance.

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  • Pathfinder and its partner organizations train and work with the WACs to help them become agents for social change, emphasizing the dangers of female genital cutting and early marriage and the importance and benefits of safer sexual behaviors, maternal and child health care, and family planning. Highly respected by their communities, WAC members are in a unique position to gain community trust and pave the way for CHWs to introduce their lessons and family planning methods. The WACs have embraced their role and have had great success in influencing change at the district level.

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  • As f iscal agents of the United States, the Reserve Banks function as the U.S. government’s bank and perform a variety of services for the Treasury, other government agencies, government-sponsored enterprises, and some international organizations. Often the f iscal agent services performed by the Reserve Banks are the same, or similar to, services that the Reserve Banks provide to the banking system. Services performed for the Trea- sury include maintaining the Treasury’s bank account; processing pay- ments; and issuing, safekeeping, and transferring securities.

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  • I hereby (a) release the State of Oregon and its commissions, agencies, officers, employees, contractors, and agents, and agree to defend and indemnify the foregoing from and against any claims, demands, or costs (including attorney and expert witness fees at trial and on appeal) arising from or in any way related to claims made by applicant or any parent or subsidiary of applicant and which are related in any way to the Oregon Department of Energy’s issuance or failure to issue any pre-certification or final certification to applicant for a Business Energy Tax Credit, or the inability to...

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  • The undersigned Tax Credit Recipient hereby releases the State of Oregon and its commissions, agencies, officers, employees, contractors, and agents, and agrees to defend and indemnify the foregoing from and against any claims, demands, or costs (including attorney and expert witness fees at trial and on appeal) arising from or in any way related to claims made by Tax Credit Recipient or any parent or subsidiary of Tax Credit Recipient and which are related in any way to the Oregon Department of Energy’s issuance or failure to issue any pre-certification or final certification to applican...

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  • Colin Munro MacLeod is recognized as one of the founders of molecular biology for his research concerning the role of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in bacteria. Along with his colleagues Oswald Avery and Maclyn McCarty, MacLeod conducted experiments on bacterial transformation which indicated that DNA was the active agent in the genetic transformation of bacterial cells. His earlier research focused on the causes of pneumonia and the development of serums to treat it.

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  • The aim of this book is to examine the public and private roles of the citizen as a moral agent. We define the moral agent as a person who, rather than merely behaving in a manner consistent with morality, recognizes morality as a motive for action. The moral agent not only follows moral principles but also acknowledges morality as his or her principal. In developing the notion of the moral agent, we accord a special significance to public administration.

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  • This article argues that the crisis of 2007–2008 happened because of an explosive combination of agency problems, moral hazard, and “scientism”—the illusion that ostensibly scientific techniques would manage risks and predict rare events in spite of the stark empirical and theoretical realities that suggested otherwise. The authors analyze the varied behaviors, ideas and effects that in combination created a financial meltdown, and discuss the players responsible for the consequences.

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  • Part of the criticism on the A&O stemmed from a study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on costs associated with administering the crop insurance program. 19 In 2009, GAO concluded that the structure of A&O reimbursements “present[s] an opportunity to reduce government spending without compromising the crop insurance program’s safety net for farmers.” According to GAO, the method for calculating the A&O reimbursement should be redesigned to better reflect reasonable business expenses, in terms of dollars per policy, rather than crop prices.

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  • Based upon the most recent studies, it is now apparent that ozone plays an important role in causing acute health effects, such as heightening asthma symptoms and developing bronchitis symptoms. The role of ozone in producing long-term or chronic effects is less clear, at least from the available epidemiological studies. However, laboratory animal studies suggest that there can be long-term consequences. How to Reduce Ozone Exposure The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recommended that ozone should not exceed 0.08 ppm averaged over an 8-hr period.

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  • Marketing Insurance Online - My Pathetic Story By: Jason Hornung – President Jason Hornung Agency Inc. It was only two months ago that I had taken over an office with a full book of business from an agent that was moving up into management (big surprise, right?). I had been given a one year contract to prove my mettle… … and things weren’t going very well. In fact, I had management breathing down my neck – calling and stopping by my office every single day. They were expecting huge numbers out of me. After all I was supposed to be the...

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  • Technological innovations are key causal agents of surprise and disruption. These innovations, and the disruption they produce, have the potential to affect people and societies and therefore government policy, especially policy related to national security. Because the innovations can come from many sectors, they are difficult to predict and prepare for. The purpose of predicting technology is to minimize or eliminate this surprise.

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  • Graphic and Web Design These courses focus on design concepts / theory and computer-related skills that are applicable to the print and web design industry. The curriculum is under close advisement from industry contacts to ensure students are equipped with skills and practices that are current. Students build and polish a professional digital or web-based portfolio demonstrating a thorough understanding of design and marketing concepts, communication aesthetics, creative process, and proficiency in computer-based tools.

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  • To be considered as a “peer reviewed, funded project,” the responsible funding agency or organization should meet the general NIH standards of peer review and funding. These include meeting three criteria: (1) a peer review system which uses primarily external reviewers and is free of conflict-of-interest; (2) a ranking or rating system in the review process based on the scientific merit of the proposed research; and (3) a funding system based primarily on the peer review ranking or rating of the research applications....

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  • Financial accountancy (or financial accounting) is the field of accountancy concerned with the preparation of financial statements for decision makers, such as stockholders, suppliers, banks, employees, government agencies, owners and other stakeholders. Financial capital maintenance can be measured in either nominal monetary units or units of constant purchasing power. The central need for financial accounting is to reduce the various principal-agent problems, by measuring and monitoring the agents' performance and thereafter reporting the results to interested users.

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