By stating that all isolators and equipment bases shall be of the same
manufacturer and shall be supplied to the mechanical contractor, the
consulting engineer has placed the responsibility on a single source
who will be concerned with the vibration transmission from all
mechanical equipment in the building, rather than only those which
Effective cost management can be accessed from administrative expense ratio. Negative
relationship between administrative expense ratio and mutual growth are confirmed as expected. This
implies AMCs with higher effective cost management have higher growth. Positive relationship
between funds growth and management fees is as expected but not statistically significant. Negative
relationship between size of the AMCs and mutual fund growth is found. Effect from size is different
from what the model expects.
These adult ESOL learners may reside in the United States perma-
nently, or in some cases for indeﬁ nite but long periods of time (in contrast
to international university students who are typically expected to return to
their home countries). Also included here are the adult children of these
immigrants and refugees—children who arrived in the United States late
enough in life that their own spoken English is noticeably nonnative and
not their dominant language.
Over the last ten years or so, interest in outdoor ambient
air pollution monitoring has tended to move away from
carbon monoxide and towards other pollutants such as NOx
and particulate matter. This is due to the limited direct health
impacts associated with exposure to modest amounts of
carbon monoxide. There has also been a gerneral decrease in
the ambient concentrations of carbon monoxide measured in
recent years as a result of improved vehicle technology.
A well-deﬁned collection of objects is known as a set. This concept, in
its complete generality, is of great importance in mathematics since all
of mathematics can be developed by starting from it.
The various pieces of furniture in a given room form a set. So do
the books in a given library, or the integers between 1 and 1,000,000, or
all the ideas that mankind has had, or the human beings alive between
one billion B.C. and ten billion A.D. These examples are all examples
of ﬁnite sets, that is, sets having a ﬁnite number of elements.
The prospects for household spending depend to a significant extent on how the
jobs situation evolves. But the pace of spending will also depend on the progress that
households make in repairing their financial positions. Among the most notable results to
emerge from the recent revision of the U.S. national income data is that, in recent
quarters, household saving has been higher than we thought--averaging near 6 percent of
disposable income rather than 4 percent, as the earlier data showed.
In carrying out its work, the WHO Blood Cold Chain
Project has been supported by manufacturers of blood
cold chain equipment and national authorities who have
participated in field evaluation programmes.
Manufacturers’ equipment, evaluated under the WHO
Project, appear in this Guide as examples of blood cold
chain equipment only.
This book is unlike any other you’ll ever read about money and its
management. That’s because it isn’t really about money; it’s about
the emotional hold money has over you and how those emotions
affect how you spend, borrow, and save.
Three options emerged for harmonising the scope of institutions that are deemed to provide
sufficient guarantees in terms of prudential regulation and capital requirements to fulfil the
task of being a depositary. The impact assessment concludes that both credit institutions and
regulated investment firms provide sufficient guarantees in terms of prudential regulation,
capital requirements and effective supervision to act as UCITS depositaries. Other institutions
(such as, e.g.
Of the respondents, 73% people in the survey believe successful project managers
have a high level of leadership skills and 9% partial agree with that statement, for a total
of 82%. Leadership skills can help people run a project more easily, but they are not
guarantees of project success. While project managers might be successful with
leadership skills, they will definitely fail without those skills. In some cases, projects may
be completed by a leader with low-level skills; however, if this leader could acquire more
skills, the project may be more successful in some aspects.
For about the first ten years of its existence, cinema in the United
States and elsewhere was mainly a trick and a gadget. Before 1896 the
coin-operated Kinematograph of Edison was present at many fairs and in
many entertainment venues. Spectators had to throw a coin in the
machine and peek through glasses to see the film. The first projections,
from 1896 onwards, attracted large audiences. Lumière had a group of
operators who travelled around the world with the cinematograph, and
showed the pictures in theatres. After a few years, around 1900, films
became a part of the program in...
Error analysis was first introduced by Fries (1945) and Lado (1957) who
have calimed that foreign or second language learners’ errors could be
predicted on the basis of the differences between the learners native and
second languages. They have also suggested that where the aspects of the
target language are similar to those of the learners’ native language, learning
will be easy; otherwise, it will be difficult and second language learners are
expected to make errors.
Solution: Lead your team in a different way. Think of your project team differently from how you think
of your department. Reduce your role to that of monitor. Watch the budget and the schedule, and ensure
that your team comes through; be available to solve problems that your team wants you to solve. For
some projects, you may need to work on the same level as your team because of deadline pressures,
lack of people on your team, or unexpected problems and delays. But step in only if your team needs
you, not because you assume that’s always the best way to proceed.
There is no single set of “best practices” for risk management in investment companies, but
from studies, reports, and other literature relating to risk management generally, as well as the
considerable experience of those involved in risk management and risk oversight in the fund
industry, some common themes emerge. Regardless of how a fund group’s risk management
function is organized and implemented, the following recurring themes may serve as a backdrop
to the fund board’s consideration of risk management processes....
It is unclear whether MMMFs, as currently structured, are really pass-through entities. Fund investors see
no fluctuations in their share values based on changing interest rates or credit spreads. When fund losses
materialize, it is usually the sponsors rather than investors who absorb them. And in the only recent
example of investors being required to absorb a loss, a run was triggered on other funds that may have
significantly impacted the broader economy absent government intervention. ...
The difference between the transport footprint of London and that of St Albans is striking. The
average resident’s transport footprint in St Albans is 55% bigger than the London average. Public
transport, low levels of car ownership and policies to discourage large, polluting cars are behind
London’s lower transport footprint. Within London most commuting is by public transport. High
levels of commuting from St Albans (particularly by car rather than public transport) into London
are partially to blame for St Albans’ high transport footprint. Some...
Furthermore, when the two goods are complements pure components equilibrium
features higher prots for all the retailers relative to the pure bundling equilibrium. If the
retail industry shares prots with the producers of these two goods in some proportional
way, none of the producers have incentive to allow bundling as that would make the
competition between retailers harsher and will lead to less prot for the industry.
Lastly, assembling goods into a bundle is a costly exercise for retailers.
As with most design development projects, one key challenge was how to select and organize
the content of the notice to address these goals and questions. We used the information and
elements required by the law, organizing them in different ways throughout the process to
arrive at a final organization of the content that worked.
We developed and tested a variety of designs, ultimately structuring the disclosure of
information sharing practices in a table format.
Drainage of water through the soil proﬁle to
groundwater and surface water appears to be the
hydrologic pathway that most frequently leads to
problematic nitrate contamination of surface waters in
agricultural watersheds. This can occur in two ways: by
natural drainage where ground water contributes to stream
ﬂow and river ﬂow, and by artiﬁcial subsurface drainage,
where perforated pipes (sometimes called tile drains) have
been buried in the soil for the purpose of removing water
to reduce damage caused by saturated conditions and
thereby enhance crop production (Fig. 1).
Our community focuses on information storage, organization, management, and access and it is driven by new applications,
technology trends, new synergies with related fields, and innovation within the field itself. The nature and sources of
information are changing. Everyone is aware that the Internet, the Web, science, and eCommerce are enormous sources of
information and information-processing demands. Another big source is coming soon: cheap microsensor technology...