The number of work packages in a project normally increases with
project size. Small projects (less than two man years) may have less than
ten bottom-level work packages, and large projects (more than twenty man
years) more than a hundred. Accordingly, small projects will use one or two
levels, medium size projects two to four, and large projects four or five.
Medium and large projects may use alphabetic as well as numerical
New work packages should be defined for new tasks that are
identified during a project.
Progress on natural language interfaces can perhaps be stimulated or directed by imagining the ideal natural language system of the future. What features (or even design philosophies) should such a system have in order to become an integral part of our work environments? What scaled-down versions of these features might be possible in the near future in "simple service systems" ? These issues can be broken down into the following four questions: i.
Make an Argument: The ability to frame and defend an argument is particularly
important to students’ readiness for college and careers. The goal of making an
argument is to convince an audience of the rightness of the claims being made
using logical reasoning and relevant evidence. In some cases, a student will make
an argument to gain access to college or to a job, laying out their qualifications or
experience. In college, a student might defend an interpretation of a work of
literature or of history and, in the workplace, an employee might write to
recommend a course of action....
In the developed capital market, AMCs offer wider varieties of fund objectives and policies
responding to investor risk preferences. Specialized equity funds focus on narrow industry segments
dominate U.S. asset management industry (Bogle (2005)). Management fees of equity funds can be
viewed as the indicator of security selection and portfolio management skills of fund managers. Nazir
and Nawaz (2010) documented that higher management fees lead to higher total fund returns reflecting
in higher risk adjusted return or Sharpe’s ratio. ...
Even if socially responsible investment does not impose a cost on SRI fund investors in terms of
reduced before-fee financial performance, these investors could still pay an explicit price for
their funds' social responsibility in the form of higher fees. Indeed, there are reasons to expect
fees charged by SRI funds to be higher. First, some SRI funds actively engage with the firms in
which they invest to encourage them to pursue socially responsible policies. The costs of such
active monitoring may be partly passed on to investors in the form of higher expenses.
For the investor types believing that active managers can generate alphas, we nd that the
ability to identify superior performing funds is further improved, albeit slightly, by augmenting the
four-factor model with country indices, even if these indices represent non-priced factors, consis-
tent with Pastor and Stambaugh (2002a). To illustrate, our baseline analysis nds CAPM alpha
enhancements of up to 5% per year from using macroeconomic state variables to choose funds,
relative to active manager choice using an unconditional CAPM model.
As can be seen from this table, measures on SEF compliment other measures and could
amplify their impact too. The impact of the various measures together is likely to be stronger
than their impact individual. Notably, measures by the EIF to provide seed finance via fund
of fund structures to funds targeting social business could strongly complement steps to
create a EU framework for such funds, by increasing investments into such funds.
contributions brought by our approach are threefold. First, we account for luck by measuring
the proportion of lucky funds at different significant levels. Second, we examine
how the F DR varies as the significant level rises. This indicates whether funds with
genuine differential performance are concentrated or more dispersed in the tails of the
cross-sectional alpha distribution. Third, we provide explicit estimates of the proportion
of funds in the population which have truly positive and negative alphas (as opposed to
In language learning, the use of strategies “has been observed to produce a positive effect on
student achievement” (Flaitz & Feiten, 1996, pp.211). The term learner strategies refers to
“language learning behaviors learners actually engage in to learn and regulate the learning of
a second language” (Wenden, 1987, p.6), and also refers to what learners know about the
strategies they use and what they know about other aspects of their language learning
Documents will be filed and controlled in accordance with the project Document Control Plan
(Appendix D). All documents will be maintained for the duration of the contract and organized,
indexed, and delivered to WSDOT upon Final Owner Acceptance (FOA), as well as within five
business days of receipt of a request from WSDOT.
Files will be maintained in an organized and controlled manner at the Design-Builder’s project
office, and the QO field office.
The most significant success occurred in and around Baltimore, where the
Baltimore Regional Auto Theft Team, (RATT), a multi-jurisdictional task force, has
seen a 50 percent drop in motor vehicle theft rates since 1995.
The Michigan Auto Theft Prevention Board requires all grantees to provide
matching funds for anti-theft efforts. Police departments and other grant fund
recipients must provide 25 percent of total program costs.
Witasek's own explanation of what he calls the phantasy- modification is formulated in terms
of the Meinongian theory of judgments and assumptions. Every non-modified presentation is
bound up with a moment of conviction in the existence of its object (that is with a disposition to
make judgments of a certain sort). In a modified presentation this moment is cancelled.
The database community has insulated itself from the information
retrieval community, and has largely eschewed dealing with
messy data types like time and space (not everyone has, just most
of us.) We had our hands full dealing with the “simple stuff” of
numbers, strings, and relational operators on them. But, real ap-
plications have massive amounts of text data, have temporal prop-
erties, and have spatial properties.
The DBMS extensibility offered by integrating languages with the
DBMS makes it relatively easy to add data types...
Oracle Partitioning enhances the data management environment for OLTP, data marts, and data
warehouse applications by adding significant manageability, availability, and performance
capabilities to large underlying database tables and indexes. Oracle Partitioning permits large
tables to be broken into individually managed smaller pieces, while retaining a single application-
level view of the data.
Even in the northern hemisphere, where the impact
could be less than elsewhere, the effects from a
rise of two degrees will be felt by every town and
city. As more and more of the world’s population
crowds into cities, the urban environment needs
to become a better place to live: a place
that improves health, well-being and economic
prosperity while simultaneously – and dramatically
– reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
This means re-designing how we think and how we
organise our lives. It requires courage, vision and
The book weighs in at an easily manageable 250 pages and is split into two main parts, plus four appendices. The first part forms the bulk of the text and is itself split into five sections, collectively themed around exploring a different aspect of metaprogramming Ruby on each day with a fictional mentor named Bill. One of the things I like about this book is that for the first time it draws this material together in one place, where previously it has been scattered across various different books and blog posts....
River Malewa and River Turasha are the only rivers in the drainage basin. The
Malewa River drains off Sattima, its headwaters reaching up to the highest upland
valleys. It plunges down the Sattima Escarpment onto the Ol Bolossat plain through a
magnificent steep walled gorge, with walls nearly 1,000 feet high, the Malewa ndogo
gorge. The river cuts a deep trench across the Ol Bolossat plain passing very close to
the south end of the lake and separated from it by a divide of very low relief probably
not more than 30 feet. The river turns south and cuts...
Visit www.addyawards.com. You will be directed to the competition site to register as an entrant. Review the category list to find where your work should compete, and follow the simple drop down menus to enter your information. Make sure you credit the members of your creative team, so that they will be recognized properly in press releases and other AAF winner publications. Submission of entries acknowledges the right of the AAF to use them for publication, exhibition and marketing of the ADDY show.
Local deadline information is available from your local AAF Chapter.
The Business Practicum unit will give you invaluable business
experience and two credit points towards your degree, for study
outside the classroom. You will observe and participate in a range of
real world business experiences related to your studies, which is likely
to enhance your employability and prospects for promotion. While
undertaking the practicum placement, on average two days per week
throughout the trimester, you will work with an academic supervisor
to provide guidance and help you link your practical work with the
academic requirements of the unit.
Scratches and stonechips, although insignificant in terms of physical damage, can greatly detract from the
overall looks and the value of almost any car. With a little time and attention to detail most damage of this type
can be repaired with the minimum of cost.
Check that the damage is confined to the paint/primer layer itself, i.e. there is not a shallow dent beneath the
Smooth out the scratched/chipped area with wet/dry abrasive paper 180 grit, finishing with 320 grit until a level
surface is achieved, with a visible "contour" at least 1cm wide showing...