Bertrand and Mullainathan (1998) illustrate the potential
power of designs that consider interactions across governance
mechanisms. They examine the impact on executive
compensation of changes in states’ anti-takeover legislation.
Adoption of anti-takeover legislation presumably reduces
pressure on top managers. They attempt to distinguish
between optimal contracting and skimming theories in
explaining observed contracting arrangements.
This book explores four overlapping themes in biogeography among multiple plant
and animal groups, across subcontinental to global spatial scales, and over
evolutionary time. These four themes include: 1) biogeographic theory and tests of
concepts and processes; 2) the regional biogeography of individual taxa; 3) historical
and contemporary biogeography of complex landscapes; and 4) the evolutionary
biogeography of macrotaxa.
In the first chapter of the conceptual biogeography section, Khalid Al Mutairi et al.
This report uses a new methodology for profiling sectors, building a picture of the LCEGS sector from
the bottom up, rather than from the top down as is traditionally the case.
Using a full sector analysis model (see Box 2.
Some companies let you use your life insurance death benefit to pay for
specific conditions such as terminal illness or for qualified long-term care
expenses such as home health care, assisted living or nursing home care. A
life insurance death benefit you use while you are alive is known as an
accelerated death benefit. A life insurance policy that uses an accelerated
death benefit to pay for long-term care expenses may also be known as a
“life/long-term care” policy. It may be an individual or a group life
“Structured products” are one of the fastest growing areas in the financial
services industry, and may already be over half of the notional size of the
hedge fund industry (AUM plus leverage). These products, constructed by
investment banks, are extremely complex using synthetic option replication
techniques, and offering a variety of guarantees in returns. They are sold to
retail, private banking and institutional clients. Hedge funds help reduce
volatility risk for investment banks in supplying these products. ...
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The Fund’s exposure to liquidity risk is concentrated in
the daily cash redemptions of shares. The Fund primarily
invests in securities that are traded in active markets
and can be readily disposed. In addition, the Fund
retains sufficient cash and cash equivalent positions
to maintain liquidity. The Fund may, from time to
time, enter into over-the-counter derivative contracts
or invest in unlisted securities, which are not traded
in an organized market and may be illiquid.
The Victorian Early Years Learning and Development
Framework (VEYLDF) (Victorian Framework) birth
to eight years, has been developed in partnership with
the Office for Children and Portfolio Coordination,
Department of Education and Early Childhood De-
velopment (DEECD) and the Victorian Curriculum
and Assessment Authority (VCAA). The VEYLDF
was launched November 2009 for implementation in
The Victorian Framework describes five Learning
and Development Outcomes for children from birth
to eight years.
Additional solutions that improve business continuity and availability for Oracle
RAC in an Oracle Virtual Machine environment include Oracle VM Live Migration
and Oracle RAC One Node Online Database Relocation
Oracle VM Live Migration moves a virtual machine from one physical node to
another, within the same pool of servers. Oracle RAC One Node Online Database
Relocation moves an Oracle database instance from one server to another within the
same cluster. In Oracle VM environments, these servers are virtual machines, which
host an Oracle Clusterware based cluster.
Professional investors often explicitly or implicitly claim to understand the
fundamentals of finance theory. They may, for example, base allocation decisions on
historical returns, volatility, correlations of returns across funds or asset classes,
investment fees, industry outlooks, or various other financial metrics. Most 401(k)
participants do not have access to much of that information or are poorly equipped
to benefit from it. They may be guided by recent historical returns, which are
typically readily available and understood, even if incorrectly so.
Extrapulmonary organ involvement in human immunodefiaency virus (HIV)-infected
patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is reported to be 26%, however, the
clinical predictors of extrapulmonary involvement in pulmonary TB patients has not
been reported yet. We tried to determine the clinical predictors of presence of extrapulmonary
involvement in patients with pulmonary TB. Cross-sectional study was
performed including all adult patients with culture-proven pulmonary TB diagnosed
between January 1, 2004 and July 30, 2006, at a tertiary referral hospital in South
Certified in Financial Forensics, a specialty credential of the AICPA.
The CFF encompasses fundamental and specialized forensic
accounting skills that CPA practitioners apply in a variety of service
areas, including: bankruptcy and insolvency; computer forensics;
economic damages; family law; fraud investigations; litigation support;
stakeholder disputes and valuations. The CFF is one of four AICPA
specialty credentials, the others being Personal Financial Specialist
(PFS), Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified
Information Technology Professional (CITP)....
A materialized view (MV) is a more complex physical design
structure than an index since a materialized view may be defined
over multiple tables, and can involve selection, projection, join
and group by. This richness of structure of MVs makes the
problem of selecting materialized views significantly more
complex than that of index selection. First, for a given query (and
hence workload) the space of materialized views that must be
considered is much larger than the space of indexes. For example,
MVs on any subset of tables referenced in the query may be
In a dynamic admissions landscape, one of the primary drivers
of admissions success is static and unchanging—an effective,
error-free application. While it may seem rudimentary, applicants
are encouraged to thoroughly proofread their applications for
careless errors and enlist trusted friends, family, colleagues or a
skilled admissions consultant to do the same to avoid the number
one most common application faux pas. Applicants also need to
resist the temptation to copy and paste material from one appli-
cation to another, or to decide that an essay is “good enough.
Major portions of the code directories have been restructured. Mainly, code which was
almost identical was placed in the "Shared_source" directory. This code is shared
between several programs; however, unlike the code in the Common directory, the code
cannot be compiled once for all the NSM tools. In each of the directories which need
access to the shared code, symbolic links are made to these files. These changes will
reduce the total code size, and, hopefully make the maintenance easier....
Procrastination is captured by the tendency of many people to have high short-term
discount rates but lower long-term discount rates (hyperbolic discounting).
Postponing a cost, even one that generates high future benefits, is therefore attractive.
So too is advancing a benefit to the present, even if this implies high future costs.
This leads to outcomes such as credit card borrowing at high interest rates and
unwillingness to engage in painful activities such as financial planning.
Cormac Callanan is director of Aconite
Internet Solutions (www.aconite.com) which
provides expertise in policy development in
the area of cybercrime and Internet security
Holding an MSc in Computer Science, he has
over 25 years working experience on
international computer networks and 10
years experience in the area of cybercrime.
He has provided training at Interpol and
Europol and to law enforcement agencies
around the world. He currently provides
consultancy services around the world and
worked on policy development with the
Council of Europe and the UNODC.
According to the traditional water pollution control approach, user-requirement issues
would often be overlooked because the identification of such problems is not based on
objectively verifiable indicators. Whereas an impact issue can be identified by the
presence of, for example, a pollution source or a human activity causing deterioration of
the aquatic resources (e.g. deforestation), user-requirement issues are identified by a
lack of water of adequate quality for a specific, intended use. ...
Presumably, the amount of observable discrimination against minorities
in wages and employment depends not only on tastes for discrimination, but
also on other variables, such as the degree of competition and civil rights
legislation. However, aside from the important theory of compensating
differentials originated by Adam Smith, and a few major studies like Myr-
dal’s American Dilemma , there was little else available in the 1950s to
build on to analyze how prejudice and other variables interact. ...
Research Councils UK (RCUK) accepts that each research organisation’s (RO)
procedures for ensuring reporting on and investigation into allegations of
unacceptable research conduct must be aligned to their own internal
requirements. In many cases ROs will need to align these with other human
resource and disciplinary/conduct procedures.
In the absence of existing procedures or where ROs are upgrading these, RCUK
also notes the published guidance by the UK Research Integrity Office (August
2008) on “Procedure for the Investigation of Misconduct in Research”.