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  • The key QO staff listed above has the authority to identify quality problems and to recommend, provide, and verify implementation of solutions. If there is evidence that the QMP is not being followed, all QO staff have the authority to stop work until the appropriate quality procedures are implemented. For the QO to stop work, the DQAM or CQAM must notify the Executive Committee and WSDOT verbally, followed by written notice within 24 hours. The notification shall identify the reason for stopping the work.

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  • A fund’s inventory of risks may be grouped or organized in different ways. One approach is to consider risks within two broad categories—investment risk and business operational risk. A board’s focus, though, should be on the key risks to the funds, and not on each discrete risk that exists. Investment risk is, in absolute terms, the risk of incurring any loss in the portfolio in pursuit of investment return, or, in relative terms, the risk of incurring losses greater than, or of earning gains less than, those of a benchmark index or alternative investment.

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  • Exploring macro view on mutual fund growth as deposit substitution or as an alternative investment, information on deposit amount and deposit rates are drawn from Bank of Thailand website. Assessing growth determinants based on market benchmark, Stock market index is obtained from Stock Exchange of Thailand. Superior fund performance due to outstanding securities selection skills of fund managers come with higher price or higher management fees (Nazir and Nawaz (2010), Livingston and O’Neal (1998), and O’Neal (1999)).

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  • Over $4 trillion is currently managed by equity mutual funds in the U.S., with roughly 90 percent invested in actively managed accounts. These mutual funds hold over 25 percent of the outstanding equity value of the average U.S. common stock. This high level of ownership makes it very unlikely that the equity fund industry as a whole is able to outperform the market by a large margin. However, several recent papers show some evidence of manager skills among subgroups of funds (see, for example, Gruber (1996)).

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  • Aesthetic feelings are distinguished from sensory feelings, now, by the fact that the former are related to the content of a presentation, the latter to the act itself. 21 Thus sensory feelings, but not aesthetic feelings, are directly sensitive to the quality and intensity of the act, and all sensations are, above a certain intensity, painful. Further, the sensory feeling disappears or is at least reduced to an almost unnoticeable intensity in the passage from sensation (perception) to a reproduced presentation in memory. ...

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  • Your business, like all others, has formal and informal policies, practices, and procedures that keep it running smoothly. However, sometimes your policies or procedures can inadvertently make it difficult or impossible for a customer with a disability to access your goods and services. That is why the ADA requires businesses to make “reasonable modifications” to their usual ways of doing things when serving people with disabilities. Most modifications involve only minor adjustments in policies.

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  • The variety of brands and descriptions of what constitutes a brand creates opportunities for auto theft and fraud. Differences in title branding laws make it easier to sell stolen vehicles through title washing and VIN cloning. The practice of moving a salvage-branded vehicle to a state that requires different title brands or definitions to obtain a clear title is referred to as “title washing.” A person in one state, for example, repairs a damaged and salvage-branded vehicle, then moves it to another state to obtain an unbranded title.

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  • Businesses’ investment in equipment and software should continue to grow at a healthy pace in the coming year, driven by rising demand for products and services, the continuing need to replace or update existing equipment, strong corporate balance sheets, and the low cost of financing, at least for those firms with access to public capital markets. Rising sales and increased business confidence should also lead firms to expand payrolls. However, investment in structures will likely remain weak.

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  • Some of these are things we can do something about directly ourselves (e.g. ensure that our homes are properly insulated, and use public transport, walk or cycle where possible rather than use our cars). Others are out of our control (e.g. how many new roads are built or whether schools use compact fluorescent light bulbs), though we can still influence them by our investment decisions and by writing to...

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  • On the following page, Figure 2 describes examples of general policies that apply to client Web pages, their script code, and the nodes and attributes of document data. On the same page, Figure 3 shows how these poli- cies can be readily instantiated usingMET callback func- tions; this code should be read in conjunction with Ap- pendix A. In what follows, these policies are referred to by their number, in parentheses.

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  • In comparison with quantitative testing, qualitative testing enables us to gain more insight into “why” participants are feeling a certain way or saying certain things. In qualitative testing, the facilitator is an active participant and is immersed in the subject matter during the testing sessions, so further exploring of ambiguous responses can occur in order to have a clear sense of what the consumer says and means. A primary purpose of qualitative research is to generate suggestions and recommendations.

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  • Though Birkhoff’s model does include important components of aesthetics, it does not provide for emotional reactions from interpretation. Birkhoff himself made reference to this, when he pointed out that certain polygons might have associations not accounted for in M that could influence judgement. For example, a cross-shaped polygon may have “positive connotative associations1 .” Later, Berlyne incorporated meaning, as well as complexity and order (or the related property, balance) in the model described next....

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  • In Chapter ?? we considered the ways in which one could form new statements from given statements. Now we shall consider an analogous procedure, the formation of new sets from given sets. We shall assume that each of the sets that we use in the combination is a subset of some universal set, and we shall also want the newly formed set to be a subset of the same universal set. As usual, we can specify a newly formed set either by a description or by a listing.

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  • We register all deaths in Coos County, using the automated OVERS system, and forward the information to the state, as required by administrative rules. Births are now registered by the hospitals directly with the state through the automated system. Three deputy registrars are available to provide birth and death certificates within 24 hours of request, and often can respond immediately to walk-in requests for certificates.

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  • Specific writing prompts administered during testing are developed with the assistance of external prompt writers who are recruited on the basis of their expertise and to reflect the diversity of the populations served by the ACT. ACT prompt writers are male and female educators from both high schools and colleges, and they represent a variety of geographical regions, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and educational philosophies.

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  • The scientist Jean Marey completed the first working model of a film camera in 1888 in Paris. That year, Edison visited Marey and watched his films. In 1891, Edison filed an American patent for a film camera, which had a different moving mechanism than the Marey camera. In 1890, the Englishman Friese Green presented a working camera to a group of enthusiasts. In 1893 the Frenchman Georges Demeney filed a patent for a camera. Finally, the Lumière brothers filed a patent for their type of camera and for projection in February 1895. In December of that year they gave the...

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  • A pre-course questionnaire shows that many of the students who enrolled in this elective class are eager to improve their overall English ability, especially listening and speaking, and some of them are planning to study abroad in the near future. Furthermore, according to the questionnaire, many of the students expressed their preference of learning listening to reading and writing, though they acknowledged listening is the skill most difficult to master.

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  • Since many social businesses are also SMEs, measures that facilitate access to finance for SMEs could also help social businesses. In this context, of notable importance are the support and regulatory frameworks for venture capital, in particular the steps to be taken to develop a EU passport for Venture Capital funds. The extent to which work on establishing such a passport might aid social businesses is central in considering the effectiveness and efficiency of the options identified in this impact assessment.

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  • Amy already had a degree in hospitality management and was well established in the industry. But she chose to do an MBA because she wanted to ensure she runs her training company Serve It Up, to its full potential and she can offer executive level consultancy services to her clients. Currently, Amy has a five month consultancy contract to open a new restaurant, undertaking all business set-up activities. ‘The MBA has provided me with the skills and knowledge required to undertake these activities effectively,’ she says.

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  • The staff meeting is just coming to an end and there’s been a lively debate on the school’s system for end-of-course assessment. A lot of the teachers are unhappy with the present tests because they find them too grammar based and this doesn’t fit with the kind of communicative teaching that is used in class. However no one has any clear ideas about exactly what kind of system to replace it with… So, it’s been decided to appoint a project group to make proposals.

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