The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights proclaim that everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, including freedom to manifest their religion or belief in worship, teaching, practice and observance. Even today, in our democratic societies too, this fundamental right is still sometimes restricted and meets with hostility and intolerance.
The second aim of this thesis is to investigate whether Thai mutual fund performance
can be explained by any of its characteristics. The study examines statistic and economic
importance of fund characteristics to its performance. In the literature, evidence is sparse and
mixed on developed markets, let alone that on emerging markets. Rather than focusing on
one particular characteristic, this study draws on the evidence from five important
characteristics in the literature, which offer theoretical and empirical support.
Another of ICI’s key missions is to promote public understand-
ing of funds and their investors. To that end, we stepped up
our outreach to the media and the public. Two key develop-
ments were the launch of ICI Viewpoints, a forum providing our
commentary on key issues as they emerge, and our increased
proﬁle in the broadcast media. Through these and other
means, we have achieved some success in informing coverage
and shaping opinions on key policy questions.
This new level of eort across so many fronts produced tan-
Fees have not received much explicit attention in the literature on SRI mutual funds.
However, several papers report average expense ratios for SRI and conventional funds (Statman,
2000; Bauer et al., 2005; Benson et al., 2006; Benson and Humphrey, 2008; Renneboog et al.,
2008a). In line with our results, none of these papers find significant differences in fees between
SRI and comparable conventional funds with the exception of Benson and Humphrey (2008),
who report that the median expense ratio is significantly higher for conventional funds. ...
The manager chose two people from her own department to work on the project. She also asked a
programmer from data processing to join her team. They met, discussed the project, and decided upon a
schedule and deadlines. Then the manager assigned her two employees specific responsibilities. One was
asked to design reports that would meet the treasurer’s criteria. The other was asked to define file
requirements and changes in input. The two were to meet periodically with the programmer to discuss
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The exciting thing about social media is it off ers the
opportunity to engage in two-way conversations with
your customers. What better way to know how to
best serve your customers than to hear directly from
them? Social media has enabled new ways to initiate
conversations, respond to feedback and maintain an
active dialogue with customers.
Kodak has pages on Facebook as well as three of our own
blogs at www.kodak.com The blogs start conversations
as I mentioned before, and they also have a direct
positive impact on Kodak’s search engine rankings.
Freedom of press guarantees citizens and business the right to advertise however they
like, as long as it does not contain malicious content. If a country didn’t allow harmless ads like
the ones Miss Jozui speaks of, we’d be headed in the direction of turning into an overpowering
totalitarian-style of government. To agree with the entirety of the first amendment, one must be
able to respect the opinions of others even if they are the exact contrary to one’s own values.
Over the past decade, pollutant trading has been suggested as an
economical means to address some of the nation’ s remaining pollution
problems. Recent amendments to the Clean Air Act, for example,
specifically authorize air emissions trading. Trading’ s potential to reduce
the cost of meeting point and nonpoint source water pollution standards
has also received increasing attention in recent years. Under such a
trading scheme, dischargers faced with differing costs for meeting...
Rather than scan every byte of every file, the engine and pattern file work together to
identify not only tell-tale characteristics of the virus code, but the precise location within
a file where a virus would hide. If Worry-Free Business Security detects a virus, it can
remove it and restore the integrity of the file. The scan engine receives incrementally
updated pattern files (to reduce bandwidth) from Trend Micro.
The scan engine is able to decrypt all major encryption formats (including MIME and
Replacing body side or quarter panels involves quite a bit more work, as most of the interior/boot trim will need
to be removed, as well as rear windows and possibly rear screen. Check the glasswork section if needed. Fuel
tanks or other mechanical items may need to be removed, depending on the particular vehicle. Sills and pillars
must be checked for internal sound deadening, wiring or pipes.
Before removing any of the old panel, make sure you have the new panel at hand. This way you can see exactly
how much new panel you get, and also if any...
Buying a car from a traditional lot and getting a bank loan aren’t always
the only options. There are a number of programs, such as Vehicles
for Change in Baltimore, MD, and Working Wheels in Seattle, WA,
both highlighted in the documentary; and Ways to Work, with offices
across the country, that help low-income workers achieve the goal of
One highly conspicuous crop of examples of mental phenomena related to the non-existent is
of course yielded by our experience of works of art. It is therefore somewhat surprising that
Meinong himself does not apply his theory of non-existent objects to the working out of a
detailed theory of the ontology and psychology of aesthetic phenomena. This task was however
carried out by one of his most prominent disciples, Stephan Witasek, in his masterly Grundzüge
der allgemeinen A " sthetik of 1904.
Despite its importance, prior work on event
causality extraction in context in the NLP litera-
ture is relatively sparse. In (Girju, 2003), the au-
thor used noun-verb-noun lexico-syntactic patterns
to learn that “mosquitoes cause malaria”, where the
cause and effect mentions are nominals and not nec-
essarily event evoking words. In (Sun et al., 2007),
the authors focused on detecting causality between
search query pairs in temporal query logs.
Schneider defines his terms rather differently from how they are defined here. He
defines ‘art’ as ‘man-made beauty’, but recognizes that what the Pokot themselves find
beautiful should not be assumed by the analyst but has to be discovered. To do this, he
analyses the meaning and use of the Pokot term pachigh, which his interpreter variously
translated as ‘beautiful’, ‘pretty’, ‘pleasant to look at’, and ‘unusual’. Pachigh is
distinguished from karam, which means ‘good’, and which Schneider glosses as
Other research focusing on children’s ability
to discriminate between televised programs
and commercials has generally demonstrated
that children younger than five cannot con-
sistently make that distinction.
young children correctly label programs and
commercials, they may still think that the
commercial is part of or connected to the
When designing an internal audit function, strategy must drive tactics, not the inverse. Too often, the
start-up is in response to an immediate tactical need. In a rush to implement a response, key strategic
issues can be overlooked. The result can be a tactical internal audit function in search of a strategy.
To help companies design and implement a strategically focused internal audit function,
PricewaterhouseCoopers developed a 10-step start-up framework. This framework is proven through
PricewaterhouseCoopers’ work with companies of all sizes.
Management is responsible for the identification, assessment,
management and monitoring of risk, for developing, operating and
monitoring the system of internal control and for providing assurance to
the board that it has done so. Except where the board or a risk
committee is expressly responsible for reviewing the effectiveness of the
internal control and risk management systems, the audit committee
should receive reports from management on the effectiveness of the
systems they have established and the results of any testing carried out
by internal and external auditors.
The source of project ideas may come from a variety
of sources, most importantly from prospective
implementing partners (either partner governments,
non-state actors or multi-lateral or regional
development agencies). Local ownership of, and
commitment to, potential projects is a key quality
Furthermore, project ideas should be drawn from the
priorities and targets identified in the relevant
Country Strategy Paper and National Indicative
A board’s role is to provide oversight, not to manage risks. Just as a board does not
manage a fund’s investments or its business operations, it also does not manage the
risks associated with those activities. Board oversight includes understanding the risk
management processes employed by the adviser, asking questions where appropriate,
and obtaining appropriate assurances that the processes are reasonably designed to
manage and control the fund’s material risks.