It may have already occurred to you that this "toughest job you'll ever love seems almost
impossible. Look at some of the obstacles you may be facing. Your students are numerous;
many may be older than you. Textbooks are scarce, and again, many may be older than you.
The physical conditions are austere, with a tin roof that creaks as the temperature rises and
obliterates all other sound when the rains come. Pictures and posters disappear from the
classroom walls. Desks are too few. The blackboard has been worn to a light grey and chalk
There is a need to expand the skill sets among
EC staff, both at HQ and Delegations. Better under-
standing of some key analytical tools is required,
including how to engage in (and interpret) the results
of policy, sector and institutional analysis.
Developing a better understanding of partner govern-
ment’s planning, budgeting and financial manage-
ment systems is also critical.
In 2007, the National Conference of State Legislatures Foundation for State
Legislatures joined with the NCSL Criminal Justice and Transportation programs
in an Auto Theft Prevention Partner’s Project. Like other Foundation for State
Legislatures’ projects, it was designed as a partnership between selected state
lawmakers, legislative staff and Foundation members. The work group assembled
for the project learned from federal, state and local government officials and the
insurance and auto industries to identify and discuss best practices....
The study area is
located on an ecosystem that is of low carrying capacity and as such this has
necessitated excessive use of agro-chemicals to enhance productivity. The effects
from these practices is that the chemicals find their way into the lake through runoff
from the agricultural parcels of land. Because the land generally slopes towards the
lake. Poor tillage practices often result in soil erosion and the loose soil is carried
awash into the lake. All these result in increased eutrophication of the lake’s waters.
The first sketch of this fountain, created by Jens-Flemming
Sørensen, was drawn on a tablecloth at Galerie Asbæk in Copen-
hagen. The airport wanted a fountain, the artist came up with an
idea, and the dialogue and work began. The fountain is a good
example of how a work of art can fit into the hustle and bustle of
an airport without losing any of its originality and artistic concept.
The airport did not just want a fountain - but a fountain with a
function; a cosy corner to sit for a while and an obvious meeting
The basin and its three globes are cast in bronze and...
Other systems model different media, such as [TFN99], which describes a colored pencil
drawing system. Their volume graphics approach models the interaction between the pencil
lead and the paper. The pencil sketching program in [SB00] models the hardness and shape
of the pencil tip, the paper texture, and interaction with erasers and blenders. Mosaicing was
treated as a packing problem in [KP02]. Flatly colored containers were used to specify the
major shapes for the desired mosaic.
A first option for providing additional monetary accommodation, if necessary, is
to expand the Federal Reserve’s holdings of longer-term securities. As I noted earlier,
the evidence suggests that the Fed’s earlier program of purchases was effective in
bringing down term premiums and lowering the costs of borrowing in a number of
private credit markets. I regard the program (which was significantly expanded in March
2009) as having made an important contribution to the economic stabilization and
recovery that began in the spring of 2009.
We can see by the responses above that the participants did not aspire to high earnings,
possibly because they do not have a sense of how much money is required to earn a
living wage, and/or because they have grown up in poverty. The latter two respondents
have a sense of the connections between earning and living standards. The gap in
knowledge around earning capacity could be one starting place to help young women
assess how much they need to earn in order to attain a living wage. The need for
economic literacy is starkly apparent from the responses above....
Qualitative criteria and suspension levels will be applied by the holders in each Member
State with appropriate oversight from the national competent authority(ies). It must be borne
in mind that the competent authorities for the MED are generally not the same as those for
the MDD. In addition the criteria for acceptability are introduced and applied in the context of
increasing oversight in health care, for example, the developing requirements for clinical
audit particularly in the radiological world.
One-time reports also provide Child Health program indicator results e.g., National Survey of Parents of Young
Children (66) http://www.investinkids.ca/parents/about-us/ourresearch/articletype/articleview/articleid/1258/
national-survey-of-parents-of-young-children.aspx and Ontario Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and
Neglect [OIS], 2003 (117) http://www.phac.arpc.gc.ca/publicat/cissr-ecirc/pdf/cmic_e.
For these reasons, mobility systems on mobile robots can be both sim-
pler and more complex than those found in automobiles. For example,
the Ackerman steering system in automobiles is not actually suited for
high mobility. It feels right to a human, and it is well suited to higher
speed travel, but a robot doesn’t care about feeling right, not yet, at least!
The best mobility system for a robot to have is one that effectively
accomplishes the required task, without regard to how well a human
could use it....
The emergence of fixed cinemas coincided which a huge
growth phase in the business in general; film production increased
greatly, and film distribution developed into a special activity, often
managed by large film producers. However, until about 1914, besides the
cinemas, films also continued to be combined with live entertainment in
vaudeville and other theatres (Musser 1990; Allen 1980).
We can thus place the take-off of the cinema industry between
1905 and 1907. In these years it developed its own retail outlets and did
not depend exclusively on theatres and travelling showmen.
A vast literature focuses on the predictability of U.S. and international stock returns using macroe-
conomic variables, such as the short government interest rate or the yield spread between defaultable
and government bonds. For instance, Ferson and Harvey (1993) nd that returns on international
stock indexes are predictable using macroeconomic indicators as conditioning variables. More
strikingly, Ferson and Harvey (1999) nd that broad economic variables explain the cross-sectional
variation in U.S. individual stock returns better than the Fama and French (1993) empirical factors.
Yet the shift towards health-systems strengthening
and its support through the International Health
Partnership (IHP+) and other related initiatives
offer a framework within which SRH may be more
The support offered to ministries of health by
the UNFPA and WHO country offices has been
marked by greater collaboration and a stronger
functional focus. This has been achieved through
harmonization of activities in the United Nations
Development Assistance Framework, and by
practical engagement of technical working groups
and similar structures for SRH.
To derive our empirical results, we obtain a sample of equity SRI funds from the Social
Investment Forum for the period 1997-2005 and merge this sample with the CRSP Survivor
Bias Free US Mutual Fund Database. Our results indicate that the SRI constraint does not
reduce funds' before-fee performance, measured using the four-factor alpha of Carhart (1997).
On the contrary, SRI funds outperform comparable conventional funds by a substantial 0.96% to
1.83% per year before expenses.
All information required by the contract that is necessary to document acceptable performance of
the work will be maintained in an organized manner and available electronically, daily, to
WSDOT. CQA inspection reports and material sampling and testing results shall be submitted to
WSDOT in electronic format within 24 hours following the inspection or test. Hard copy format
of these reports and results will be available upon request by WSDOT.
Our research provided significant data that allowed us to gain insight and discern patterns
related to participant reactions regarding notice clarity, comprehension, and comparison.
This was true across all our testing sessions.
A professional transcription service prepared typed transcripts for each interview based on
In addition, a notetaker used a structured log to record observations of each
testing session. The results were coded and entered into a database using Atlas.ti, a qualitative
research software package.
Unmeasured confounders are factors that inﬂuencemortality and vary with time in amanner
that is similar to air pollution. These factors produce seasonal and long-termtrends inmortality
that can confound the relationship between mortality and air pollution. Inﬂuenza and respira-
tory infectionsmight reasonably be considered among themost important, usually unmeasured
or not readily available confounders which produce seasonal patterns in mortality.
In shared-nothing database systems, data often needs to be moved whenever there is a join or an aggregation process
for which the data requires repartitioning across the segments. As a result, the interconnect serves as one of the most
critical components within Greenplum Database. Greenplum’s gNet interconnect (Figure 8m) optimizes the flow of
data to allow continuous pipelining of processing without blocking on all nodes of the system.
Once these computations are complete, the resulting Peak EPS set of numbers will reﬂect that
grand, but impractical, peak total mentioned above. Again, it is unlikely that all devices will ever
simultaneously produce log events at maximum rate. Seek consultation from SMEs and the
system engineers provided by the vendor in order to establish a realistic Peak EPS that the SIEM
system must be able to handle, then set ﬁlters for getting required event information through
to SIEM analysis, should an overload occur. ...