Consider it as a shot across the bow. Republicans on the US House
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology managed to
include language in last month’s agreement for fiscal 2011 that
stops the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
from spending on a new National Climate Service. The temporary
restriction has little immediate impact, given that NOAA proposed
how to create the service in its 2012 budget request, which is currently
up for debate.
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“Guggenheim Two,” in reference to the circular stairway. But the designer didn’t blow his entire budget on the party—he also used the event to announce a $1 million donation to New York City’s Fund for Public Schools, establishing the Armani Arts Institute to finance a range of creative programs for city kids. The circa-1959 building, one of the earliest examples of the International Style, was revamped by Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, the duo behind Armani’s Tokyo and Hong Kong flagships.
Australia is founding its future on science and innovation. Its national science agency, CSIRO, is a
powerhouse of ideas, technologies and skills.
CSIRO initiated the National Research Flagships to address Australia’s major research challenges
and opportunities. They apply large scale, long term, multidisciplinary science and aim for widespread
adoption of solutions. The Flagship Collaboration Fund supports the best and brightest researchers to
address these complex challenges through partnerships between CSIRO, universities, research
agencies and industry....
Property transactions data for private real estate portfolio managers are obtained from the
National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF), which collects transaction-level
data for for private entities (primarily pension funds). For a private pension fund, having one’s
properties be part of NCREIF’s portfolio is generally considered highly desirable, in that this gives
the fund prestige.