This unit deepens participants’ knowledge of change processes
(through the practical application of various approaches to change
management). Case study analyses and practical exercises are
complemented by industry speakers and the study of theories of
Participants work in groups and undertake a number of activities
(such as developing and presenting a business plan) to help them
understand the entrepreneurship process at various levels.
This paper brings these issues to a unique data set that contains the monthly returns of
European-domiciled equity mutual fund managers over a 20-year period. Specically, we ask
whether an investor can outperform when she has access to country-specic managers across several
developed European markets, and is allowed to rotate the portfolio allocation among the countries
(and managers) as macroeconomic conditions in Europe evolve.
Oracle In-Memory Database Cache enables you to improve application transaction response
times and throughput by caching performance-critical subsets of an Oracle Database in the
application tier. Automatic data synchronization between the cache and the Oracle Database
ensures data consistency. By bringing data closer to the application and processing queries in an
in-memory database, your applications are able to access, capture, or update information many
Research on creativity tends to stress the importance of context-free
thought, the content of which is independent of what is present to the
senses of the agent. Indeed, the capacity to disregard what is real and turn
towards the imaginary is essential for creativity. Yet, this does not entail that
creativity in general, as an activity, is independent of the context in which
it occurs (Brinck 1999).
This morning I have reviewed the outlook, the Federal Reserve’s response, and its
policy options for the future should the recovery falter or inflation decline further.
In sum, the pace of recovery in output and employment has slowed somewhat in
recent months, in part because of slower-than-expected growth in consumer spending, as
well as continued weakness in residential and nonresidential construction. Despite this
recent slowing, however, it is reasonable to expect some pickup in growth in 2011 and in
In recent years there has been growing attention to the potential economic benefits of
improvements in population health. This is far from new: historically, one of the
origins of the public health movement lies in the awareness that the prosperity of
nations is partly dependent on the health of their populations.
Once specific value drivers are defined, your company’s chief audit executive
(CAE) should work with senior management and the audit committee to
articulate the mission for internal audit. A formal mission statement or charter
lays out the function’s goals and provides the basis to evaluate internal audit
An effective mission statement delineates the function’s authority and
responsibilities and reflects the priorities of senior management and the audit
The discovery that microRNAs (miRNAs) are synthesized as hairpin-con-taining precursors and share many features has stimulated the development
of several computational approaches for identifying new miRNA genes in
various animal species.
Definition and Basic
Elements ● Development is an ongoing, dynamic, long-term change
or evolution that occurs because of various learning
experiences. (London and Mauer, 2004)
● Leader development
○ is the “expansion of a person’s capacity to be effective
in leadership roles and processes” (McCauley and Van
○ focuses on the individual and involves providing
leaders with the tools that they need to improve their
effectiveness in the various roles they play.
The wide geographical distribution of the rice
plant ( Oryza sativa L.) and its long history of
cultivation in Asian countries have led to the development
of a great diversity of varietal types.
Similarly, workers in various rice-growing countries
use different terms to designate identical
morphological and physiological characters, agronomic
traits, gene symbols, and cultural practices.
Whereas varietal diversity in germ plasm is desired
in rice breeding, variations in nomenclature hinder
scientific communication among the workers.
THE recent development of various methods of modulation such as PCM and PPM which exchange
bandwidth for signal-to-noise ratio has intensified the interest in a general theory of communication. A
basis for such a theory is contained in the important papers of Nyquist1 and Hartley2 on this subject. In the
present paper we will extend the theory to include a number of new factors, in particular the effect of noise
in the channel, and the savings possible due to the statistical structure of the original message and due to the
nature of the final destination of the information....
Thus, the return gap captures the funds’ unobserved actions, which include
hidden beneﬁts and hidden costs.An important hidden beneﬁt results from
a fund’s interim trades, as discussed in Ferson and Khang (2002). Even
though we can observe fund holdings only at speciﬁc points in time, funds
may trade actively between these disclosure dates. If these interim trades
create value, then the fund return RF will increase, while the return of
the disclosed holdings RH will remain unaffected.
During pre-service training you may have been given a TEFL or TESL handbook developed by
the staff in the country to which you have been posted. Or you may have a copy of the Peace
Corps ICE manual, TEFL/TESL: Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language (Whole
Ice Catalog No. M 41). Look through these manuals occasionally. Some of the activities you
never really noticed before in the frenzy of training might be just what you are looking for. Do you
read your copy of English Teaching Forum, the magazine put out for teachers of English by the
In addition to surveys of required reading in twelfth grade and the first year of college and
consultations with experts in text complexity, two leading measurement systems were used to help
make the selections below. While other measures of readability and text complexity have value, the
two described below helped guide this initial work and confirmed that these four texts are suitable
exemplars of the types of complex texts that students need to master to be ready for college and
In the ﬁrst three parts of this series, we considered quadratic, cubic and quartic rings (i.e., rings free of ranks 2, 3, and 4 over Z) respectively, and found that various algebraic structures involving these rings could be completely parametrized by the integer orbits of an appropriate group representation on a vector space. These orbit results are summarized in Table 1.
As with every hypothesis test, inference based on alpha estimates can lead to the detection
of a lucky fund, namely a fund with a significant estimated alpha, while its true
alpha is equal to zero. When a single performance test is run on the estimated alpha
of one fund (or one portfolio of funds1), luck is easily controlled by setting the significance
level γ (or alternatively the Size of the test). For instance, if γ is set to 0.05,
the probability of finding one lucky fund under the hypothesis that its alpha is zero
amounts to 0.05, by construction.
A SINGLE MEDIUM CAMPAIGN is no less than two and no more than four total pieces in the entry. An INTEGRATED CAMPAIGN has two or more executions spread over two or more media. There must be a minimum of two media used, but no more than six. There can be no more than four pieces per medium, with a maximum number of nine total pieces in the entry.
Broadcast, Audio Visual or Computer Presentation Entries
All video and audio assets for ADDY Awards entries must be submitted as digital uploads via the online ADDY software. DVDs and CDs are NO LONGER...
All materials and products delivered to the job site are marked and tracked in accordance with
Section 5.3 (Materials) to ensure only acceptable materials are used and any rejected materials
are removed from the job site. The CQA inspectors verify and document material incorporated
into the project is from the approved list developed by the CQAM for material application.
The QO inspector documents in his daily inspection reports any issues with the acceptability,
handling, or storage of materials and notifies the PM and CM immediately.
The Philadelphia Police Department operates a Major Crimes Auto Theft Unit with
authority funds of more than $2.9 million through 2008. One section concentrates
on chop shop and salvage yard investigations, while the another investigates all other
auto theft cases. Authority funding doubled available resources by adding eight
police officers and four detectives.
Pennsylvania’s Auto Theft Prevention Authority also provides important training for
law enforcement personnel.
“Without monitoring conversations on the Web, you won’t know who’s talking about your brand and your
products or services, and what the positive and negative sentiments are about them,” says Davenport.
“You won’t know how influential a particular praising or criticizing customer is. You won’t be able to
compare different brand messages, commercial videos, etc. and see what the quick reaction is to them.
In short, you’re missing a lot of marketing opportunity.