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  • To follow up on discussions held by the Roundtable on Science and Technol- ogy for Sustainability, the Science and Technology for Sustainability Program appointed a steering committee of subject matter experts to plan a workshop that would explore further the implications for sustainability of expanding biofuel production. Initial discussions suggested that many local and regional impacts associated with expanding biofuels exist in the U.S. Upper Midwest, so the workshop focused specifically on this region....

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  • 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.

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  • Over the last few decades, demands that schools serve all students better and be accountable for student performance have inspired many education reforms. Meanwhile, the focus has shifted from assisting individual teachers and schools to applying proven reforms more widely-scale-up. The authors of the essays in this

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  • If you want to focus children's attention, you first have to capture their interest. Attention Games is filled with interesting and child-tested activities that can help children of all ages become better at focusing and paying attention. By sharing the upbeat, joyful activities in Attention Games, you can enhance your child's intelligence, boost his confidence, increase his ability to concentrate on one thing for long periods, and show that you care.

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  • help for using digital recording devices. A full model student essay in Chapter 3, entitled “Out Patients,” demonstrates effective research and documentation of an online community. More writing coverage throughout the book includes expanded fi eld-writing sections in each chapter, focusing on important topics such as using language effectively, considering an audience, and working with rhetoric. New objectives at the start of each chapter indicate the writing skills covered in the chapter, guiding students to develop essential critical-thinking and rhetorical skills....

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  • When the field of microfluidics emerged in the early 1990s, it was primarily focused on the development of analytical microdevices. Since then, microfluidics has expanded its influence into virtually every branch of science and engineering. There are many driving forces behind this explosive growth. To name a few: • Scaling properties afforded by miniaturization are desirable for many applications. For example, enhanced mass transfer and heat dissipation enable faster chemical separations without sacrificing separation performance....

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  • This new report provides updated and additional information about the European microfinance market and current developments in the microfinance area. Moreover, it gives insights into the intervention logic, rationale for EU support, and mandate development considerations of the EIF in this field. More precisely, following a short introduction, we provide in the second section (general market overview) updated information for selected aspects of microfinance in Europe.

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  • This report examines the sectors that are expected to grow and develop over the next several years. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will create new opportunities in already-expanding industries such as health care and education, and also will create new opportunities in fledgling industries, such as renewable energy production and distribution. Employers demand workers who can think critically and solve problems. As a result, future prosperity will require greater worker investment in post-secondary education and training. The current U.S.

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  • Wireless operators are being pushed to keep up with the current growth of customers and wireless applications. As wireless usage has tripled in the past few years along with the emergence of the wireless web, dozens of new applications and the move from 2G to 3G technology, wireless network operators are pressured to find fast, cost-effective ways to increase capacity, expand coverage and ensure clarity. The MetroReach family addresses these challenges by distributing RF over fiber from a central basestation hotel to multiple remote sites.

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  • An overall project schedule is required to determine complete project timescale, resource requirements and costs. A more detailed schedule is required to manage and control the project. This more detailed schedule is developed progressively through the project by producing a schedule for the next stage during Project Initiation and towards the end of subsequent project stages. The overall project schedule provides a overview of the activities in the stage. These activities need to be further defined to the point where all necessary tasks have been identified.

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  • 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.

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  • The main objective of this thesis is to comprehensively explore the performance of mutual funds in an emerging market. This fills one of the gaps in mutual fund literature, since studies in this region are scarce, based on the prevailing approach and survey a small number of funds over only a short period. It should not be forgotten that emerging markets are unlike developed markets in several ways. Subsequently, this thesis uses a more comprehensive dataset of mutual funds in Thailand as a case study to represent its emerging market. ...

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  • The level of education is expanding in the field of medical science, and the demand for cosmetic surgeons in India is at an all time high. Cosmetic or aesthetic surgery is a fine tuned branch of medicine and requires intensive training. After an MBBS degree ,students would have to pursue a three-year Masters in Surgery (MS) degree and decide upon their area of specialization. The MS degree involves a house job, a junior residency and a senior residency for one year each.

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  • Sometimes there are committee members who have special powers or lack of power. If a member can pass any measure he or she wishes without needing anyone else to vote with him or her, then we call him or her a dictator. Thus member x is a dictator if and only if {x} is a winning coalition. A somewhat weaker but still very powerful member is one who can by himself or herself block any measure. If x is such a member, then we say that x has veto power. Thus x has veto power if and only if {x} is a blocking coalition. Finally if x...

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  • Documents listed in section 330-15 must be retained for review by internal, external, and governmental auditors for the periods specified in the records disposition schedules (see Section 320-15). Other documentation developed during the course of financial transactions is considered informational material leading to required certification or documentation otherwise required and need not be retained. The Accounting Office, heads of departments, and Senior Vice President--Administration are responsible for retaining the documents cited in this section.

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  • “The class focuses on the likely roles that business professionals will have in regard to information systems: end-user, manager, and innovator,” said CIS Department Chairman Dr. Richard Mathieu. “In order to accomplish these goals, the hands-on component of the class focuses on collaboration and workl ow.” After gaining admittance to the College of Business, a CIS stu- dent’s junior campaign begins with a 12-credit integrated course in which students create a business plan.

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  • 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....

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  • There is no fundamental reason that a transaction must abort as aresultofanynondeterministicevent;whensystemsdochoose to abort transactions due to outside events, it is due to practical consideration. After all, forcing all other nodes in a system to wait for the node that experienced a nondeterministic event (such as a hardware failure) to recover could bring a system to a painfully long stand-still.

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  • This process of Hazard Assessment, as required by 1910.132(d), is the focus of this resource document. We hope to offer ideas and suggestions to management seeking compliance with certain programmatic aspects of the personal protective equipment standard. The guidelines presented here are primarily derived from the appendices of Subpart I. Excluded from consideration are the requirements of 1910.134 - Respiratory Protection and 1910.95 - Occupational Noise (Hearing Conservation).

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  • The second edition of Safety Evaluation of Medical Devices continues to focus on the objective of the first edition—to serve as a single-volume practical guide for those who are responsible for or concerned with ensuring safety in the use and manufacture of medical devices. It benefits from recognition of the limitations and shortcomings of the previous edition, and also reflects the changes in regulations, science, and the marketplace.

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