This book is dedicated to my accent reduction students who came to the United States from all parts of the globe. Their drive to excel, passion for learning, amazing work ethic, and belief in the American dream have inspired me to write this book. In the words of Henry David Thoreau, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” Thanks to all of the supportive and extremely professional people at Barron’s: Dimitry Popow, my editor; Wayne Barr for seeking me out to write this book; and Veronica Douglas for her support. I am enormously...
The ledger in which the impersonal accounts are kept is known as the Nominal (or ‘General’)
Ledger. In order to ensure privacy for the proprietor(s), the capital, drawings, and other similar
accounts are sometimes kept in a Private Ledger. This prevents office staff from seeing details of
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In this section, there are three types of questions: reading comprehension, critical reasoning, and sentence correction. For each question, select the best of the answer choices given. More detailed directions will appear before the first occurrence of each question type. At any point in the test, you can read the directions for the question you are working on by clicking on HELP.
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In today’s no-room-for-error corporate finance market, precise and effective financial modeling is essential for both determining a company’s current value and projecting its future performance. Yet few books have explained how to build models that accurately interpret a company’s financial statement, while none have focused on projection models.
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of a customer purchasing the product unless he receives the direct promotion. In real
business environments, however, there are “voluntary buyers” who will make the
purchase even without marketing contact. While no direct promotion is needed for
voluntary buyers, the traditional response-driven paradigm tends to target such customers.
In this thesis, the traditional paradigm is examined in detail. We argue that it cannot
maximize the net profit.
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literature search did not cover all countries; the questionnaire survey did not provide the same
amount or quality of information for all countries; and the limited resources did not allow for expert
interviews in all countries.
Each method provided certain information that was not available from the other sources. Limitations
exist for the direct comparison of single countries because of the limited number of interviews and
respondents to the survey.
The European microfinance market is characterized by varying legal and regulatory frameworks,
different economic realities, differing political philosophies towards socio-economic activity, and
different financial sector structures (and history).
Banks are subject to comprehensive regulation,
even though local differences exist given that EU directives may not have been fully transposed
into national law. In some European countries, only regulated banks may engage in micro-
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Use of vocabulary is an important aspect of academic writing. Again, following
Storch and Tapper (2009), we examined the occurrences of vocabulary in the
Academic Word List (AWL) developed by Coxhead (2000). The AWL consists of
570 word families derived from a corpus of academic texts drawn from our ‘sub-
corpora’ from arts, commerce, law, and science (see Coxhead, 2000 for details).
These words are academic words that are found across disciplines and comprise
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more fully presented in the Overview, the committee’s considered response is laid
out in detail in the main text of this report, which begins by discussing the scientific
challenges in particle physics and conveying the current status of the U.S.
program and then presents the committee’s consensus on the best way to sustain a
competitive and globally relevant U.S.
The data set we received from CIBC has 304,698 observations. Each observation
represents a customer and is described by 407 variables, both categorical and numerical.
The variable “index” gives the ID of the customer and the variable “target” describes
whether the customer had responded to the previous campaign. There are a lot of missing
values. Detailed descriptions on the meaning of each variable were not provided. All of
the observations had received the direct promotion.
The pulp and paper industry is also one of the three sectors
(along with cement and steel) for which CEF made detailed parameter modifications to the
NEMS model used to produce AEO 1999. Modifications included adjustments to baseline
energy intensities and rates for annual improvements in energy intensity, which were adjusted
to reflect best-available sector-specific research.
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The origins of the sciences of microbiology and virology are sharply different
from those of other biological sciences.While intrepid explorers dissected
animals and studied their behaviors in exotic locations, and English vicars
described hedgerow plants in loving detail through their gentle seasons, microbiology
emerged from the fetid fever hospitals of Europe in the mid-1880s.
This book is written for engineers and scientists who intend to study and understand the detailed operation principles of GPS receivers. The book is at the senior or graduate school level. A few computer programs written in Matlab are listed at the end of several chapters to help the reader understand some of the ideas presented.
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Chapter 4 - Molecular cloning methods. This chapter review the fundamentals of gene structure and function, we are ready to start a more detailed study of molecular biology. The main focus of chapter will be the experiments that molecular biologists have performed to elucidate the structure and function of genes.