Because test scores that are part of its enlisted promotion system are not standardized, the U.S. Air Force effectively emphasizes longevity and test-taking ability differently across and within specialties, and this emphasis varies randomly over time. The random aspects of the promotion reward system mean that the Air
Bank-Notes had been introduced into Great Britain, and furnished a
considerable portion of the circulating medium of the country; but the
theory of their operation was not understood.
As these notes were observed to take the place of coin, and to per-
form all its offices, it was thence concluded that they were essentially
the same thing as coin.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published its recommendation relating to the European bank
recapitalisation plan on 8 December 2011. This forms part of a broader set of EU measures agreed in
October 2011 to restore confidence in the banking sector. By the end of June 2012, 65 banks must reach
a 9% ratio of core Tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets (RWA). Capital will be assessed net of valuation
losses on EEA sovereign exposures incurred by end-September 2011 (“sovereign buffer”). The 31 banks
located in the shaded area below the regulatory line (capital = 0.
It was November 9th, 1916. I lay in a state of luxurious semi-consciousness pondering contentedly over things
in general, transforming utter impossibilities into plausible possibilities, wondering lazily the while if I were
asleep. Presently, to my disgust an indefinable, yet persistent "something" came into being, almost threatening
to dispel the drowsy mist then pervading my brain. The slow thought waves gradually ceased their surging,
and after a slight pause began to collect round the offending mystery, as if seeking to unravel it in a
half-hearted sort of way.