Our thanks go to all those involved in the writing and production of this book. We owe
a debt of gratitude to all the contributors for their chapters and for their forbearance in
the long time it has taken to be ﬁnally published. Our thanks go to Dan Saunders who
produced the cover image and to Shibu Raman for producing the drawings for Chapter 5.
We thank the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Physical Planning and Environment for
supporting the preparation of this book, in particular Japp van Staalduine.
Most books on house rabbits are written as a result of
the author’s personal experience with a rabbit companion.
This book is no exception. I first conceived
the idea of writing about disabled buns after my experiences
with a rabbit who required constant specialized care. He inspired
me to write an article about caring for special-needs
rabbits, which appeared online, and I then planned to expand
the topic into a book.
This occasional paper deﬁnes an approach to strategic planning and then illustrates how one might implement the approach to deﬁne alternative counterterrorism strategies, using RAND researchers and research as a resource. It should be of interest to those in the incoming administration as well as throughout the U.S. government interested in doing strategic planning. The paper is also a resource for those involved in deﬁning U.S. counterterrorism strategies inside and outside the U.S. government.
We used the approach outlined above to plan, develop, assess and revise, and test and re-test
the notice drafts. We used various qualitative research methodologies to collect consumer
input to develop alternative privacy notices or components of notices that consumers can
understand and use. The various qualitative methods took place during the first three stages
(Plan, Develop, and Assess/Revise) of Kleimann’s Information Design Model. Although the final
step of the Information Design Model is Evaluation, this chapter does not discuss evaluation.
There’s a perfect way to build multipurpose muscle, says
Michael Mejia, C.S.C.S., our workout expert. It hinges on one
word: stability. See, most guys lift weights from the outside in.
That is, they start with an idea of what they want their
muscles to look like and go from there, pummeling their
biceps and pectorals and abs with the most basic exercises.
The result: big muscles that look really good from the outside
and perform really well in isolation, but lack simple balance
This monograph presents the results of a RAND Arroyo Center research effort dedicated to creating six alternative future worlds for the 2025 timeframe and drawing out the implications of those worlds for Army force size, structure, and design. The research was part of the RAND Arroyo Center “Capstone Future Forces” project that was conducted for the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans (DCSOPS). The analysis contained in this report should be of interest to those in the Army who are concerned with either intelligence forecasting or long-range force planning.
After reading this chapter, you should be able to answer the following questions: What is the cost terminology that relates to the budgeting process? Why are budgets useful, and how does management philosophy influence the budget process? How are alternative budget time frames used?...
The goals of this chapter are: Better apply key economic concepts, determine the contribution and regulation of major financial institutions, assess the advantages and disadvantages of alternative forms of business entities, recognize important concepts of business law.
Choose the right programmable logic devices for your projects with this guide to the proprietary details of the alternative architectures and processes of Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLD) and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA). Engineers learn how to select the appropriate development tools and resources and how to optimize and increase the reliability of the design along with the appropriate use of simulation and testing. Engineering managers will gain insight into how to plan, schedule, and budget a CPLD-based or FPGA-based design...
This practical handbook explains how to analyze space needs, find the ideal location and then get the best possible terms. Learn how to: determine the real cost of renting; keep future rent at manageable levels; get the most out of your broker and attorney; suggest alternatives to hefty security deposits;allocate responsibility and cost of fixing up your space; negotiate flexibility to expand, renew or leave early; ensure costs are shared fairly among tenants; avoid dealing with costly code compliance and clean-ups; save your lease if you can't live up to it now and then...
Since the first edition of this book published in 2002, there has been a significant
evolution of implant design where many of the major implant systems share
common design features that facilitate treatment, improve success, and allow
clinicians to more readily adapt to an alternative system. At the same time, there
have been huge developments in CAD-CAM applications to implant dentistry and
rapid treatment protocols. Despite these changes, the underlying basic principles of
thorough diagnosis, meticulous treatment planning, and execution of treatment
Not all sensations, and not even all harmonious sensations, are however aesthetic. Witasek
holds, it is true, that all aesthetic feelings presuppose (are founded on) intuitive presentations; but
he nevertheless draws a clear line between aesthetic experiences on the one hand, even those
relating to objects of sense and to simple Gestalten, and merely sensory feelings - for example
my feeling of pleasure in the warmth of a wood fire. To follow his reasoning here we must
introduce yet a further distinction in the realm of mental phenomena between acts and contents.
These four purposes provide a framework for describing the oral com-
munication needs of adult ESOL learners. First, adult ESOL learners need
access to information and resources. For example, the needs of newly
arrived immigrants and refugees include obtaining housing, medical care,
and sustenance. They must also develop the speaking skills to ﬁ nd work
and subsequently to carry out the responsibilities of their employment. All
of these access-oriented needs require spoken English.
Numerous social needs for spoken English are related to the EFF cat-
egories of voice and action.
Before market segmentation can take place, the relevant market has to be defined,
meaning the product related, geographical and temporal boundaries of that market
have to be fixed.
Any such definition has to look at the market through the consum-
ers’ eyes, because the consumer makes decisions based on the evaluation of alterna-
tives and substitutes.
Given that the remuneration of UCITS managers is, at least partly, based on the performance
of the fund, there is an incentive to increase the level of risk in a fund's portfolio in order to
increase potential returns. However, the higher level of risk exposes the fund investors to
higher potential losses than might be expected given the disclosed risk profile of the fund.
Remuneration structures might be skewed so that managers participate in materialized returns
but do not participate in materialized losses, creating further incentives to take on higher risk
The Commission, in the Single Market Act
(SMA) undertook to put in train several
measures to ensure investment funds focused on funding social undertakings can flourish.
The current proposal on a European framework for social investment funds is one initiative
that delivers on that commitment.
The principal aim is to increase the effectiveness of the fundraising by social investment
funds, and to achieve a high level of clarity as to the characteristics that distinguish social
investment funds from the wider category of alternative investment funds.
This book is first of all about golf course architecture. It
begins with the writings of the earliest architects of golf
courses because their books are not easily come by and
the similarity of their philosophy and ours is of
significance. Having mostly the same aims, their results
were noticeably different but this is probably of less
significance, given the infinite variety of their sites and
local variations in interpreting their instructions.
With one of the largest domain-reputation databases in the world, the Trend Micro Web
Reputation technology tracks the credibility of Web domains by assigning a reputation
score based on factors such as a website's age, historical location changes and
indications of suspicious activities discovered through malware behavior analysis. It will
then continue to scan sites and block users from accessing infected ones.
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