The plan I have followed in this work has been to sift and arrange the facts I have gathered concerning the habits of the animals best known to me, preserving those only, which, in my judgment, appeared worth recording. In some instances a variety of subjects have linked themselves together in my mind, and have been grouped under one heading; consequently the scope of the book is not indicated by the list of contents: this want is, however, made good by an index at the end. It is seldom an easy matter to give a suitable name to a...
The increased speed and mobility of business activities and cross-border transactions resulting from internet usage has particular implications for applying transfer pricing methods and for taxing business profits. This book presents a two-part look at existing OECD positions on these issues.
Roman theatres were complex buildings, closer in design to
modern theatres than Greek ones. The seating was arranged in a
semicircle around the orchestra as in the Greek theatre, but the
stage and scene building were joined to the auditorium and rose
to the same height, creating a sense of enclosure more like that
of a modern theatre. This sense of enclosure was made more
emphatic by the fact that some smaller theatres or odea were
roofed and larger ones often had awnings (vela) overhead to
shade the audience.
The fourth empirical nding is the fact that the di¤erent volatility factors are due to systematic
risk, and therefore are priced in the cross section of stock returns. In a recent contribution, Adrian
and Rosenberg (2008) show that volatility factor models compare favorably to benchmark models
in explaining the cross section of stock returns.
While the statistical knowledge of stock return volatility is impressive, several questions remain
regarding their economic explanation.
Combinatorics is generally concerned with counting arrangements
within a finite set. One of the basic problems is to determine the
number of possible configurations of a given kind. Even when the
rules specifying the configuration are relatively simple, the questions
of existence and enumeration often present great difficulties. Besides
counting, combinatorics is also concerned with questions involving
symmetries, regularity properties, and morphisms of these
arrangements. The theory of block designs is an important area where
these facts are very apparent.
PLANT BIOLOGISTS MAY BE FORGIVEN for taking abiding satisfaction in the fact that Mendel’s classic studies on the role of heritable factors in development were carried out on a flowering plant: the garden pea. The heritable factors that Mendel discovered, which control such characters as flower color, flower position, pod shape, stem length, seed color, and seed shape, came to be called genes. Genes are the DNA sequences that encode the RNA molecules directly involved in making the enzymes and structural proteins of the cell.
Cable-stayed bridges are structural systems effectively composing cables, main girders and
towers. This bridge form has a beautiful appearance and easily fits in with the surrounding
environment due to the fact that various structural systems can be created by changing the
tower shapes and cable arrangements.
Cable-stayed bridges are structures that require a high degree of technology for both design and
construction, and hence demand sophisticated structural analysis and design techniques when
compared with other types of conventional bridges.
Filter banks are arrangements low pass, bandpass, and highpass filters used of for the spectral decomposition and composition of signals. They play an important role in many modern signal processing applications such as audio and image coding. The reason for their popularity is the fact that they easily allow the extractionof spectral components of a signal while providing very efficient implementations. Since most filter banks involve various sampling rates, they are also referred to as multirate systems....
This is the basic reason why the doctrine of "social responsibility" involves the acceptance of
the socialist view that political mechanisms, not market mechanisms, are the appropriate way
to determine the allocation of scarce resources to alternative uses.
On the grounds of consequences, can the corporate executive in fact discharge his alleged
"social responsibilities"? On the one hand, suppose he could get away with spending the
stockholders' or customers' or employees' money. How is he to know how to spend it? He is
told that he must contribute to fighting inflation.
The author assumes that a person who is intelligent enough to make a garden, does not need an arbitrary calendar of operations. Too exact advice is misleading and unpractical. Most of the older gardening books were arranged wholly on the calendar method--giving specific directions for each month in the year.
Compact substation" is a
general name for, in fact, outdoor
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A survey of members of the Incentive Travel and Meetings Association (ITMA) and of incentive
travel and conference organising agencies (key results published in ‘Conference & Exhibition
Fact Finder Magazine – November 2002) found that 63% of all incentive travel programmes
arranged for UK clients take place within the UK and Europe. The average size of events
organised by the majority of companies (63%) was between 50 and 99 people, and no increase
in the size of groups was anticipated in the next two years.
In this paper, we describe a method for automatic acquisition of script knowledge from a Japanese text collection. Script knowledge represents a typical sequence of actions that occur in a particular situation. We extracted sequences (pairs) of actions occurring in time order from a Japanese text collection and then chose those that were typical of certain situations by ranking these sequences (pairs) in terms of the frequency of their occurrence.