Catastrophic failure

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  • Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) harnesses the processing power of multiple, interconnected servers on a cluster; allows access to a single database from multiple servers on a cluster, insulating both applications and database users from server failures, while providing performance that scales out on-demand at low cost; and is a vital component of grid computing that allows multiple servers to access a single database at one time. Oracle Database 11g also includes Automated Storage Management (ASM) and Oracle Clusterware.

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  • THE TEAM THAT OPERATED the Nut Island sewage treatment plant in Quincy, Massachusetts, was every manager’s dream. Members of the group performed difficult, dangerous work without complaint. They needed little supervision. They improvised their way around operational difficulties and budgetary constraints. They were dedicated to the organization’s mission. But their hard work let to catastrophic failure.

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  • For AE FRP vessels are used as a primary means of assessment. It usually does not incorporate with strain gauge device or other sensor devices. This may be partly due to the nature of damage in FRP vessels and the resulting brittle failure mode. In the structure local damage can lead to catastrophic failure without warning clearly detected. one of the important advantages of sound emissions in this industry is the ability to assess the importance damage.

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  • Reliability engineering and predictive maintenance have two major objectives: preventing catastrophic failures of critical plant production systems and avoiding deviations from acceptable performance levels that result in personal injury, environmental impact, capacity loss, or poor product quality. Unfortunately, these events will occur no matter how effective the reliability program. Therefore, a viable program also must include a process for fully understanding and correcting the root causes that lead to events having an impact on plant performance....

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  • In addition, the fact that there have been few studies investigating the efficacy of conversational implicature to enhance Japanese high school students’ communicative competence was another cause for me to start this research. Though some experimental studies have been done (see Bouton,1992; Broersma, 1994; Kubota, 1995; and Taguchi, 2007), the subjects of their research were university students and immigrants. Few people seem to have examined students’ development of communicative ability in Japanese high school.

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  • Safety training will be presented by the Design-Builder’s Safety Manager. Safety training includes orientation training, daily “Short course” field toolbox meetings, a monthly “Stand down” safety meeting, and as-needed training such as railroad safety training. Design quality training is presented by the DQAM. There may be different versions: one for the management staff to understand the quality requirements of design; another is for design staff to develop a detailed understanding of the quality process.

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  • To quantify the impact of luck on mutual fund performance, we use the False Discovery Rate (F DR) introduced by Benjamini and Hochberg (1995) in the statistical literature. The F DR measures the proportion of lucky funds among the funds with significant estimated alphas. We extend this methodology by developing a new approach which allows us to separately compute the F DR among funds with significant positive estimated alphas (called hereafter the best funds) and funds with significant negative estimated alphas (called hereafter the worst funds)....

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  • The Commission, in the Single Market Act 13 (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.

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  • Asset management industry in Thailand has followed the omega model as defined by Bogle (2004) by which the distribution of returns and benefits from managing mutual funds are explored. As Thailand is the bank base economy, major Thai asset management companies are commercial bank capital market arms. We defined asset management companies (AMC) associated with commercial bank as bank related (BR) AMC. Often, questions regarding products variety and competitive situation among Thai AMC are raised and there is no research explores or answers the aforementioned questions. ...

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  • Literature: When reading literature, students must demonstrate their capacity to pay special attention to the choices authors make about words and structures. Many literary effects depend on the order in which events unfold and the specific details used to describe characters and actions. Since these same strategies—order and use of detail—are equally critical in understanding the most demanding informational texts, reading literature helps students comprehend what they read in science, history and other subjects.

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  • The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) was established in 1985 by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) for the express purpose of assisting the Chemical and Hydrocarbon Process Industries in avoiding or mitigating catastrophic chemical accidents. To achieve this goal, CCPS has focused its work on four areas: • establishing and publishing the latest scientific and engineering practices (not standards) for prevention and mitigation of incidents involving toxic and/or reactive materials,...

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  • Water is the most precious commodity- but paradoxically abundant enough for its true value to be overlooked or under appreciated (about 80% of the Earth surface is covered by water) in those areas of the earth where water is scarce, issues surrounding Its use is a matter of life and death oftenly leading to conflicts between the riparian and any interested party. Eg.the pastoral communities and in the Middle East over the use of the River Jordan waters. Lake Naivasha is in Naivasha municipality Naivasha Division, Nakuru District in Rift Valley Province in Kenya.

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  • Finally, the requirements that a fund has to fulfill in order to be included in the SIF's listing of SRI funds are not stringent. For example, a fund could be on the list just by having a formal policy of excluding companies with interests in the tobacco business. If the constraints that SRI (as defined in our data set) imposes on fund managers are minor, the performance of SRI mutual funds should not be expected to be lower than that of conventional funds. It is important to highlight that the estimated performance differences between SRI and conventional funds cannot...

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  • Audit Committees are no more than a part of those defences. But we believe that they are a most important part and that there could be considerable benefits if their role were clarified and enhanced. This would be beneficial not only in increasing the level of assurance against catastrophic failure and gross malfeasance; it would also offer improvements on a wider front, raising the overall standard of corporate governance for all companies that implement our guidance.

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  • Make the roles of the project team members clear from the beginning. Projects can work as group democracies, but it usually helps to have a project leader who is responsible for organisation and for seeing that deadlines are kept. Project team members will often do a lot of extra work, but putting too much stress will often be counter-productive in the long run.

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  • All these changes have a huge impact on the way the database query optimizer works. Having user-defined functions deep in- side the query plans makes cost estimation problematic. Having real data with high skew has always been problematic, but in this new world the relational operators are just the outer loop of a non- procedural program that should be executed with the least cost and in parallel. Cost-based static-plan optimizers continue...

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  • Businesses that provide goods or services to the public are called “public accommodations” in the ADA. The ADA establishes requirements for 12 categories of public accommodations, which include stores, restaurants, bars, service establishments, theaters, hotels, recreational facilities, private museums and schools, doctors’ and dentists’ offices, shopping malls, and other businesses. Nearly all types of businesses that serve the public are included in the 12 categories, regardless of the size of the business or the age of their buildings.

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  • The Student ADDY Awards is also a three-tier national competition, which is sponsored by the AAF and National Ad 2. Occurring in conjunction with the prestigious ADDY Awards, the Student ADDY Awards recognize and reward creative excellence by students. Information on entering the Student ADDY Awards may be found on StudentADDYs.com. Copyright infringement and/or plagiarism (be it intentional or unintentional) will result in the disqualification and, if applicable, removal of awards from any entry deemed in violation. All entry fees will be forfeited....

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  • This 18 day tour gives you insight into the business, political, educational and cultural diversity of India. You will visit Delhi, Agra, home to the magnificent Taj Mahal, Jaipur, the renowned ‘pink city’, and Mumbai, the business hub of India. Engage in student forums at partner universities, join the Great Debate, and play in one of our Twenty20 cricket challenges. Sessions with representatives of Indian industry and government also contribute to this tour’s standing as a career enhancing and uniquely fulfilling experience.

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  • State laws address how car titles and title branding are handled. A certificate of title for a vehicle provides definitive proof of ownership. The title brand is the official state record of information on the vehicle, including any damage. Title brands— indicators, symbols or other notations—are printed on the certificate of title to indicate the history or condition of a vehicle. A title brand will indicate significant damage to the vehicle and brand it as “junk” or “salvage.” Ideally, a title brand remains on record for the life of the vehicle. ...

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