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  • (USGS) is to assess the quantity and quality of the natural resources of the Nation and to provide information that will assist resource managers and policymakers at Federal, State, and local levels in making sound decisions. Assessment of water-quality conditions and trends is an important part of this overall mission. One of the greatest challenges faced by waterresources scientists is acquiring reliable information that will guide the use and protection of the Nation’s water resources.

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  • In this chapter, students will be able to understand: Describe the process that goes into creating the federal budget of the United States, explain how to use marginal analysis when looking for federal spending, distinguish between current-services and baseline budgeting, conclude that the idea of opportunity cost is at the heart of federal spending.

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  • The products of science and technology influence the lives of all citizens, including young adults. New means of communication and transportation, new ways of doing work and pursuing recreation, new foods and new medicines arrive almost daily. Science also engenders new ways of looking at the world and at other citizens. Likewise, science can raise concerns about moral and ethical values. Dealing with all such changes requires some resiliency.

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  • Risk management is the process whereby the insurer's management takes action to assess and control the impact of past and potential future events that could be detrimental to the insurer. These events can impact both the asset and liability sides of the insurer's balance sheet, and the insurer’s cash flow. Investment risk management addresses investment related events that would cause the insurer’s investment performance to weaken or otherwise adversely affect its financial position. Various investment risks tend to focus on different parts of the investment portfolio.

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  • We conducted our audit of compliance in accordance with U.S. generally accepted auditing standards; the standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States; and OMB Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations.

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  • We present measures of board structure for the restating and control samples in panel B of Table 5. The two groups of firms have similar board structures. The median board size for restating (control) firms is 7 (8) members. The median proportion of independent directors (PID) is about 71 percent in each sample. About 5 percent of the independent directors hold 5 percent or larger blocks of equity (PID5) in both groups. One striking difference between the two groups is in the incidence of an independent director with financial expertise (IDFE).

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  • Restating and control firms appear very similar in the measurable degree of influence that the CEO exerts on the board. Panel D of Table 5 shows that the CEO chairs the board in about 64 percent (62 percent) of the restating (control) firms. The CEO’s median tenure on the board is 5 (7) years in restating (control) firms. The CEO belongs to the founding family in 26 percent (20 percent) of the firms in the two samples. The CEO appears to pick board members in 80 percent (82 percent) of the firms in the two groups. None of these differences are statistically significant....

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  • Irish IFs are owned mainly by non-residents, with 26 per cent held by other euro area residents and 68 per cent held by those outside the euro area and just 6 per cent owned by Irish residents. This breakdown reflects a significant move in ownership away from euro area residents to the rest of the world over recent quarters. Similarly most assets owned by Irish resident IFs are domiciled outside the state. When unclassified assets are excluded, just 9.4 per cent of capital is invested in Irish assets, 13.5 per cent invested...

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  • For the broader farm community, given that many farmers and ranchers who do not benefit from commodity programs use crop insurance as their primary or perhaps only federal risk management tool, policymakers may consider how effective federal crop insurance has been for producers of specialty crops and livestock. Across the federal government, controlling or reducing program costs continues to be an issue.

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  • In response to the enactment by the U.S. Congress of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requested that the National Research Council (NRC) conduct a study on nonconventional concrete technology for renewal of the highway infrastructure. ISTEA directed the FHWA to initiate a comprehensive, long-range infrastructure research and development (R&D) program.

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  • Panel C of Table 5 describes the board’s audit committee for our restating and control samples. With the exception of one restating firm (Oil-Dry Company), each firm in both our samples has an audit committee. In many respects, the structure of this committee is similar for the two groups of firms. The median size of this committee is three members in each group. The mean (median) proportion of independent directors on this committee (PIDAUD) is about 94 percent (100 percent) in both groups. But there is one striking difference between the two groups.

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  • In the spring of 2007, TerraChoice sent research teams into six category-leading big box stores with instructions to record every product-based environmental claim they observed. We instructed the teams that, for each environmental claim, they should identify the product, the nature of the claim, any supporting information, and any references offered for further information. After recording 1,753 environmental claims on 1,018 products (refer to Appendix A), we tested the claims against current best practices in environmental marketing.

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  • Using a more control-oriented terminology, the point-to-point motion task is a stabilization problem for an (equilibrium) point in the robot state space. For a car-like robot, two control inputs are available for adjusting four con guration variables, namely the two cartesian coordinates characterizing the position of a reference point on the vehicle, its orientation, and the steering wheels angle. More in general, for a car-like robot towing N trailers, we have two inputs for recon guring n = 4+N states.

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  • Florida Bộ Nông nghiệp và dịch vụ tiêu dùng thông qua thông qua Văn phòng / Côn Trùng Học / kiểm soát muỗi Pest Control - FY08 Tổng cục Florida Bộ Ngoại giao và Bộ trưởng Ngoại giao thông qua thông qua Ban Dịch Vụ Trợ Giúp Thư viện

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  • The application of technology to housing design, construction, and operation offers opportunities for improving affordability, energy efficiency, comfort, safety, and convenience for consumers. New technologies and production processes could help resolve serious problems facing housing producers, including labor shortages, interruptions due to inclement weather, quality control, and theft and vandalism losses.

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  • Not all migrants send remittances. In order to understand the variations in remittance behaviour, it is useful to consider various characteristics of the sender, such as age, gender, occupation, length of stay, and educational and income levels. The amount depends on the migrants’ family situation and tends to be higher when ties are closer.

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  • A diverse set of regulatory approaches and enforcement tools is applied to a sizeable universe of regulated entities by these multiple regulating authorities to ensure compliance. A general discussion of enforcement monitoring and response tools is included in this report, followed by a summary of recent fiscal year federal funding levels for enforcement activities. Discussion of available enforcement data sources, as well as tables illustrating examples of trends in enforcement activities, is presented in the two appendixes.

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  • As a result of enforcement actions and settlements for noncompliance with federal pollution control requirements, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that, for FY2011, regulated entities committed to invest an estimated $19.0 billion for judicially mandated pollution controls and cleanup, and for implementing mutually agreed upon (supplemental) environmentally beneficial projects. EPA estimates that these efforts achieved commitments to reduce, treat, or eliminate 1.8 billion pounds of pollutants in the environment, primarily from air and water.

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  • Online business transactions generally involve ACH file origination and frequent interbank wire transfers. Since the frequency and dollar amounts of these transactions are generally higher than consumer transactions, they pose a comparatively increased level of risk to the institution and its customer. Financial institutions should implement layered security, as described herein, utilizing controls consistent with the increased level of risk for covered business transactions.

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  • There are a number of private loan programs available to credit-worthy borrowers. Additionally, some lenders make available postgraduate loans for bar-review study. Eligibility for these bar loans is based on the borrower’s credit history and the lending institution’s willingness to lend. The terms and conditions of these programs vary greatly. Pay careful attention to the explanations found in loan application brochures and consumer information. You can also contact the individual programs or visit their websites for further details.

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