Iwant to express my gratitude to my father, who instilled in
me early in life a love and respect for the power and
irrefutability of mathematics. I would also like to thank all
the coeds with whom I came in contact in college, who convinced
me that there were better ways to spend four years
than doing engineering homework and that one could enjoy
both math and campus life simultaneously. I would like to
thank my father again. As manager of the pension fund for
one of the big three auto makers for many years, he convinced
me that intrinsic company value has little to do with
the nuances of...
Journalists are highly dependent upon individuals and organizations (including government
officials, agencies and nongovernmental organizations) for a steady and reliable flow of
newsworthy information. This flow of information makes news production more predictable,
efficient and profitable. When this flow is blocked (for example, when traditional news
sources are unavailable for comment or do not respond within the journalist’s deadline),
journalists are more likely to seek other sources, which may be less authoritative, accurate,
responsible or reliable....
To better understand the sources of outperformance, we undertake an attribution analysis
that decomposes investor returns into that from (1) the selection of Pan-European funds, (2) the
selection of country funds, (3) the selection of sector funds, and (4) the timing of country weights
implied by the selection of country funds. This analysis shows that the superior returns associated
with the macroeconomic-driven strategies arise from the last three sources of performance, and
not from choosing Pan-European funds.
In direct marketing, only a limited number of all potential customers will be selected for
the direct promotion. As a result, the classification model is required to rank customers
by how likely they belong to the class initiating the contact. Exactly how many will be
selected in order to achieve the highest net profit depends on the performance of the
model. For this reason, a classifier adopted for direct marketing should not only classify,
but also classify with a confidence measurement for ranking observations.
Do a Google search for “Free PMP Exam Questions”. Go ahead – do it. What do you
see? You find that almost all of the sites out there will give away just a few questions as
advertisement for an online training course or a book or something really expensive that
might help you pass the PMP exam. That bothered us when we were studying for the
exam ourselves, and it still bothers us now.
We really like the idea of a project management community, where people use the
same vocabulary to talk about the job, and help each other grow professionally....
In its 2008 World development report on agriculture and development, the World Bank noted that three
out of four people in developing countries are living in rural areas, accounting for nearly half
of the world’s population. An estimated 86 percent of people living in rural areas consider
agriculture their main source of livelihood since they depend on it to provide for their daily
needs. The agricultural sector is therefore a driving force for income generation and job
creation, and continues to play a vital role for economic growth and sustainable development.
This book is not simply a collection of teaching ideas and activities. It
describes an approach to teaching and learning mathematics.
This book can be best used as part of an approach to teaching using a
plan or scheme of work to guide your teaching. This book is only one
resource out of several that can be used to help you with ideas for
activities and teaching methods to meet the needs of all pupils and to
raise standards of achievement.
such a fund is determined according to a pre-ranking of all fund alphas, a correct inference
about its alpha must take into account the entire cross-section of the fund alphas3.
In this context, they advocate to use a bootstrap procedure, and conclude that they
account for luck in the sense that they correctly compute the p-values of the individual
funds4. This definition of luck is not related to the issue of multiple testing investigated
in this paper.
Databases are encapsulated by business logic. Before the advent
of stored-procedures, all the business logic ran in the transaction
processing monitor which was the middle tier of the classic three-
tier presentation-application-data architecture. With stored pro-
cedures, the TP-monitors were disintermediated by two-tiered
client/server architectures. The emergence of web-servers and
HTTP brought three-tier architectures back to center stage – in
Are you the first Volunteer at this school? If not, did your predecessors leave any written
comments on the school? Can you negotiate your timetable and teaching load with your
supervisor? What is the dress code? What is the system for taking leave of absence? Outside of
your teaching responsibilities, are you expected to proctor examinations or organize extra-
curricular activities? Does the school have a discipline code? A master of discipline? How do
other teachers deal with infringements of the discipline code? Who is responsible for roll call?
How often are quizzes giv...
After the design package has been checked and audited, the Design Manager distributes the
review submittal package via Document Control to all applicable reviewers along with a Review
Comment Summary and Resolution form (Form RCSR), see Section 126.96.36.199 below. The review
package transmittal letter specifies the date the comments are due and the date of the Comment
Resolution Meeting. 10 business days are allowed for each Preliminary Design Submittal review
and 10 business days are allowed for the Final Design Submittal review.
That cognition is situated implies that it is context-dependent. The claim
that cognition is context-dependent is not controversial per se. Context can
inﬂuence thought processes in a number of ways, accidentally or systemati-
cally, without in any way being essential to or constitutive of these processes.
However, TSC champions a strong notion of context-dependence, to the
eﬀect that individual cognitive processes and states of the mind involve
entities in the agent’s surroundings essentially and actively (Clancey 1991).
MM, Inc. strongly discourages the storage of large numbers of e-mail messages for a number of
reasons. First, because e-mail messages frequently contain company confidential information, it is
good to limit the number of such messages to protect the company’s information. Second, retention of
messages fills up large amounts of storage space on the e-mail server and personal hard disks, and can
slow down the performance of both the network and individual personal computers.
Today, Ferguson and Bardell, Inc. can be characterized as follows:
Number 1 architectural firm in the Midwest.
Growth acceleration in past 2 years as satellite offices added.
• 620 consultants (billable resources) with varying expertise.
• Average billable time for all consultants: 92%
• Average tenure of consulting personnel: 7.5 years.
Marketing team has 25 people in central office and 2-3 in each satellite.
Sales team tends to focus on highly visible architecture projects by
maintaining an extensive corporate contact list.
π π A European company, with supermarkets as well as food and beverage manufacturing operations,
focuses social media efforts around Facebook. Some pages focus on the company; others, built
by customers, discuss specific products. The company is building a site where consumers receive
information about new products and vote pro or con on the product ideas. A moderating system also
is used to screen blogs. “Sometimes, you find little jewels of insight. It can also be a warning system
if anything is growing into an uproar,” says the vice president of corporate development.
Given a particular representation of f described in Section 2.1,wemust then choose the amount
of smoothness to allow for f . We examine model selection approaches that have already been
used extensively by investigators in the area of time series modelling of air pollution and health
data. A general strategy is to use a data-driven method and to select the number of degrees of
freedom(df) which optimizes a particular criterion. For example, one approach is to choose the
df which leads to optimal prediction of the mortality outcome series (e.g.
Chemists describe the acidity by means of the pH scale. Pure water is neither acidic
nor basic; it is neutral with a pH of 7. Acids have a pH less than 7. The lower the pH is,
the more acidic a substance will be. The pH scale is logarithmic. That means that if we
compare two liquids, one with a pH of 6 and the other with a pH of 3, we cannot say that
the former is twice as acidic as the latter. In fact, it is 1000 times more acidic. Each change
of 1 pH unit represents a change in acidity of...
Entries in the Digital Advertising categories are Internet and mobile media driven executions that will be judged online, or on the mobile devices for which they were created. Where the original web content is no longer available online, the entrant should attempt to provide a competition judging site for the work. URLs, banners and menus must not contain any references to the entrant.
Products are defined as, but not limited to: The products only, not the sellers or dealers (see Outlets).
The insurance industry provides leadership in several key areas to address auto theft.
Information provided to customers creates awareness and prompts practices that
deter and prevent auto theft. Some companies offer discounts for car alarms and
tracking and disabling devices. According to the National Association of Insurance
Commissioners, laws in nine states require insurers to provide discounts on base
rates for comprehensive insurance for antitheft devices.
Like the Twin chair, the Partout café furniture series was
specially designed for Copenhagen Airport by furniture designers
Johnny Sørensen and Rud Thygesen, and produced by Magnus
Olesen A/S. Partout is French for everywhere - and the name is
very fitting; the chairs and tables, in different woods and textile
colours, are found virtually everywhere in the airport. The chairs
can be stacked and their seats removed, which facilitates cleaning
and ensures flexibility.