A coffeepot that was connected to the Internet (before it was even called the Internet) and which provided information about its status (long before there was Twitter).
In 1991, researchers at Cambridge University shared a single coffeepot among several floors. The researchers were frustrated by the fact that they would often climb several flights of stairs, only to find the coffeepot empty. They set up a videocamera that broadcast a still image to their desktops about three times per minute — enough to determine the level of coffee in the glass pot.
While this may be hard for some business owners to come grips with, like those who feel that “marketing is a
strange form of creative voodoo thinking,” marketing is not only a system—it may be the most important system
in any business.
To understand how to approach marketing for a business, it may be helpful to understand the Duct Tape
Marketing System de!nition of marketing. Marketing is getting someone who has a need to know, like and
This toolkit is designed for people in the Gascoyne region who currently organise
festivals and events. Festivals and events are very important to the Region as they
showcase the unique aspects of the Region's culture and promote positive messages to
our visitors. They also contribute to local communities by providing opportunities for
economic growth and fostering community spirit.
Included in this toolkit are practical guides and resources to help plan, promote, and
stage a successful festival or event.
Through their representations of addicts, substance abuse,
treatment centers and the experience of recovery, these films
help construct for their audiences a common cultural
understanding of addiction. They can be viewed as a
discourse in a Foucaultian sense—creating meaning and
marking off the boundaries of how filmgoers should view and
The last 30 years have been tough on the image of telemarketing. Even though most companies are reputable, most
callers are honest and most products and services offer good value, more often than not prospects have very bad
things to say about being contacted by phone.
I think this is good news. For those of us willing to use fresh approaches, the road is very clear. It’s pretty easy to
set ourselves above “stereotypical telemarketers.
Both Planned Parenthood and the alternative sites we interviewed typically had
relationships with other local health care providers. Thus, changes that affect one set of clinics,
like Planned Parenthood, may have repercussions for other providers in the communities. Clinics
often refer patients for care at other facilities if they cannot provide the services themselves. For
example, if a woman is diagnosed with diabetes in a WHP exam at a family planning clinic, she
would be referred to a community health center or public primary care clinic for further follow-
up and care.
In November 2004, building upon the recommendations established in the RSSS,
the CPSS and the Technical Committee of IOSCO published the Recommendations for
central counterparties (RCCP). The RCCP provided 15 recommendations that addressed the
major types of risks faced by CCPs. A methodology for assessing a CCP’s observance of
each recommendation was included in the report.
All of this is not disputed, but when we come to look at the films themselves and who watches them, it
gets more complicated. India is now famous for its computer software engineers and it has always been
known for its bureaucracies (needed to organise the world’s largest democracy), but the film industry
in India is only slowly beginning to deliver the detailed box office information on a regular basis that
business commentators and film scholars in the UK and North America have come to expect from their
Co-cyprindiol (ethinylestradiol and cyproterone acetate; Dianette®, Clairette®) is indicated
primarily for acne or hirsutism but it is also contraceptive and concerns have been raised
about fetal exposure to cyproterone acetate. The SPC for Dianette29 advises that pregnancy
must be excluded before treatment is begun, and states that animal studies have revealed
that feminisation of male fetuses may occur if cyproterone acetate is administered during the
phase of embryogenesis at which differentiation of the external genitalia occurs.
In an effort to modernize Medicare insurance, the Federal
government has allowed private insurers who meet strict
requirements to sell private insurance to the elderly, as a
substitute for 'traditional' Medicare insurance. There are
many forms of private insurance now being sold to the
elderly, including some managed care plan types. Managed
care plans restrict the choice of physicians and hospitals
to include a set selected by the insurance plan, over
whom the plan has more control in terms of utilization
By concentrating on one country, the UK, and specifically on one city within that country, London, that
together have long experience both in the area of air pollution and public health and in its
communications aspects, we hoped to form a rich, clear and concise picture of the thought and
communications processes and information needs of our chosen target audience, and of the best
practices for meeting those needs.
At the same time, we recognized the limitations of conducting research in a single country.
But let’s go back to 1999. When Roberts started working for PSI, she quickly realized
that she would face several challenges: she was young, she had little background in
public health, she had never worked for an NGO and she had just moved to the U.S.
where the working culture was very different than in Europe. Although she could see the
applicability of her marketing skills at PSI, she was fundamentally an outsider in the
highly technical and research-driven public health world. A few weeks into the job, it
was pretty clear that while she was inspired by the...
Wallström predicted that many third world countries would support the resolution, forcing
the EU to seek an opt-out from any such agreement by entering a formal reservation.
The commissioner insisted,” The EU must make the most appropriate use of all
economic instruments for achieving sustainability in the aviation sector, as it does in
other sectors," she said. "This means pressing to keep all options--taxation, emissions
charging, and emissions trading--open.
The German economy is expected to slow down further in the second half of
2012, reflecting weaker economic activity in export markets and uncertainty
weighing on investment, before accelerating moderately next year, thanks to
relatively robust consumption and benign financial conditions. The projection
for France is for a very modest growth in 2013 as domestic demand is set to
strengthen only very gradually while the contribution of net exports is likely
to remain small.
Having discussed robustness, Section IV turns to three extensions of our baseline results.
First, we check whether the baseline results differ depending on whether the fiscal
consolidation reflects changes in government spending or changes in revenue. The results
suggest that fiscal multipliers were, on average, underestimated for both sides of the fiscal
balance, with a slightly larger degree of underestimation associated with changes in
Second, we examine forecast errors for the unemployment rate and for the components of
It follows that a central question for policy makers is whether avoiding this growth is
possible or desirable. A number of unknown but controversial factors affect this question,
including whether growth rates of car use and those of car ownership are necessarily the same,
and the extent to which transport activity drives economic growth, rather than being an indicator
I was called to interview in DC before my overseas departure. I was quickly informed that I met
all the qualifications and thus was offered the job. I was so excited and actually in disbelief. I
thought it was too good to be true. I actually got a job before arriving at post! If I would have
already been at Post, the process would have been much more difficult since the interviewing is
done at the Department along with filing the paperwork, etc.
“The job is perfect, it interlaces my investigative skills with my knowledge of the government,...
On top of these pay disparities, women also face higher healthcare costs than men, which can put a
serious dent in their incomes. In 14 states, more than 90% of the best-selling health plans charge
women more than men. In the aggregate, women spend an estimated $1 billion more than men for
equivalent health coverage.
Women are also far more likely to experience domestic violence, which
threatens not just their safety, health, and well-being, but their financial security as well. Women who
experience intimate partner violence are at higher risk for job loss...
Here, results are produced only when an exceptional
condition is reached (the temperature is outside the desired
range), and thus relatively few tuples will match. We note
that this is a low selectivity query, indicating that it outputs
(selects) a small percentage of the original sensor tuples.
As mentioned above, our discussions with engineers in
industrial settings suggest that each sensor may have sev-
eral alarm conditions associated with it, and there may be
hundreds or thousands of sensors in a single factory.
A reduced water supply can be tolerated by a number of species of desert-adapted
animals and under these conditions its use becomes more efficient. Efficiency of use and
dehydration tolerance vary among species. Among domestic animals kept under the same
conditions, cattle lose water three times faster than camels (equivalent to 6.1% of body
weight per day at day/night temperatures of 40°C/25°C) and sheep two to two and a half
times faster (4 to 5% of body weight).