As was mentioned previously, the times and business priorities are changing
at a rapid pace: no longer do organisations aspire to profit for shareholders
alone – they are increasingly answerable to other stakeholders. As a result of
regulatory and media pressure, in particular, best practice, transparency, open-ness and fair play are needed to be successful and sustainable in business.
While traditional concepts still exist and are referred to in this handbook, new
meanings are also developing.
In some event detection applications, events of interest
occur over a relatively small proportion of the total time:
e.g. alarm generation in surveillance systems, and extrac-
tive summarization of raw video events. The automatic de-
tection of temporal events that are relevant, but whose oc-
currence rate is either expected to be very low or cannot be
anticipated at all, constitutes a problem which has recently
attracted attention in computer vision and multimodal pro-
cessing under an umbrella of names (abnormal, unusual, or
rare events) [17, 19, 6].
For those who have diligently worked through the earlier planning processes chapters, you are nearly ready to launch your project. This chapter completes the final two planning tasks that become the master plan for your project - resource and cost scheduling.
Chapter 8 - Scheduling resources and costs. For those who have diligently worked through the earlier planning processes chapters, you are nearly ready to launch your project. This chapter completes the final two planning tasks that become the master plan for your project - resource and cost scheduling.
478 Making Key Strategic Decisions APPENDIX A
DUE DILIGENCE EXAMINATION OUTLINE
The goal of due diligence is to understand fully
the business of the issuer, to identify the risks and problems it will face, and to assure that the registration statement is complete and accurate. Thoughtful analysis concerning the particular issuer as well as the experience, knowledge and care of the underwriters and their counsel in this process represent the critical ingredients of due diligence.
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.
The level of insurance risk may vary during the period of the insurance contract.
For example, in a pure endowment policy the insurance risk reduces as the value
of the investment increases. Also, in a deferred annuity contract there may be no
insurance risk during the savings phase but there is significant insurance risk
during the annuity phase.
In assessing the significance of insurance risk at the inception of the contract the
effect of discounting on the expected cash flows may be significant.
Enterprise project office (EPO) is essentially a support for investment governance and has
a strong demand-side role in ensuring the organisation’s investment decision-making will deliver the
greatest benefit from the resources available. This includes involvement in organisation strategy
development and project and programme identification as well as business cases for investment,
resource planning and allocation. It should be able to optimise the allocation of resources to match
business priorities, by having complete information on all projects – current and planned.
Health is largely determined by our social, economic, physical and
cultural environment. Although, as we move further into the 21st
century, we can see improvements for many people, inequalities in
health and health outcomes still persist. The differences in life chances
are dramatic and there is a direct correlation between low socio-
economic status and poor health outcomes4.
Health inequalities affect both women and babies.
Several years ago I gave a seminar about some of my research. I started out with a
very simple example. One of the faculty in the audience interrupted me to say that he had
worked on something like this several years ago, but his model was \much more complex".
I replied \My model was complex when I started, too, but I just kept working on it till it
And that's what you should do: keep at it till it gets simple. The whole point of
a model is to give a simplied representation of reality. Einstein once said \Everything
should be as simple as possible...
As compared to other industries like the cement and chemical industry, the input consumption in Pulp and Paper
industry is very high and the output is comparatively very low. The input-output ratio is 8:1.
Fibre, energy, water and chemicals are the important inputs in paper manufacture. Both from the quality aspect and
also from the cost of production point of view, it is very important to have some norms of the basic inputs, so that
the cost of production is maintained at minimum level without...
We follow in the “constructionist” tradition of mathematician and educator Seymour Papert
and his students and colleagues at MIT. In developing the Logo programming language for
children Papert argued that programs children write function as mathematical ‘objects to think
with’ and that their concreteness affords a powerful kind of learning (Papert, 1980). Later work of
Papert’s former students and colleagues (e.g.
Two different diaper-changing methods may be used to minimize the risk of transmitting infection
from one child to another or to a provider. One method involves the use of gloves and the other
does not. The method you select should be used consistently in your childcare setting. Whichever
method you choose, you should never wash or rinse diapers or clothes soiled with fecal material in
the childcare setting.
The main contribution of this paper is that it applies a new measure for competition, called the Boone
indicator (see also Boone, 2001; Bikker and Van Leuvensteijn, 2008; Van Leuvensteijn et al., 2007).
The basic notion underlying this indicator is that in a competitive market, more efficient companies are
likely to gain market shares. Hence, the stronger the impact of efficiency on market shares is, the
stronger is competition.
Civic Economics and HousingWorks are pleased to present this analysis of the economic impact of General Obligation Bonds issued since 2006 to support affordable housing.
In 2006, 63% of Austin voters supported the issuance of $55 million in general obligation bonds to support the development of affordable housing in the city. Just short of $50 million has been expended and leveraged to obtain an additional $177 million in development expenditures, for a total expenditure in the city of $226 million.
This version includes some minor revisions made by the Expert Group in June 2004, based on
comments received following the Riga Meeting, and revisions to the annexes describing the relevant
IFAC Auditing Standards, based on the finalisation of these Standards. The amended version was sent
to EU SAIs and discussed at the Liaison Officers Meeting on 4-5 October.
Motion capture methods offer advantages and disadvantages. Let us consider the case of human
walking. A walking motion may be recorded and then applied to a computer-generated 3D
character. It will provide a very good motion, because it comes directly from reality. However,
motion capture does not bring any really new concept to animation methodology. For any new
motion, it is necessary to record the reality again. Moreover, motion capture is not appropriate
especially in real-time simulation activities, where the situation and actions...
According to official statistics, the area annually planted to
maize in Ghana currently averages about 650,000 ha
(Table 1). Most of the maize grown in Ghana is cultivated
in association with other crops, particularly in the coastal
savannah and forest zones, so planting densities are
generally low. Average grain yields of maize are
correspondingly modest when expressed per unit land area,
averaging less than 2 t/ha. Total annual maize production
is currently estimated at just over 1 million tons.
The systematic acquisition of real estate properties over time is unquestionably
one of the surest means of accumulating wealth. While building a
respectable real estate portfolio is a process that can take months, or even
years, the patient and diligent investor enjoys a high probability of earning
above-average returns for his or her efforts. Careful analysis, however, is
required for each and every property considered. Proper analysis is not limited
to a simple review of the property’s condition and location. To be successful
in this business requires a more exhaustive approach....