The compensation mantra for many companies today is ―pay for performance.‖ As a result, companies
often focus on equity-based compensation in order to align the interests of executives with those of the
company’s shareholders. The most popular forms of equity-based compensation are stock options and
restricted stock. It is not uncommon for these vehicles to compose a substantial portion of an
executive’s net worth.
Chinese sentences are written with no special delimiters such as space to indicate word boundaries. Existing Chinese NLP systems therefore employ preprocessors to segment sentences into words. Contrary to the conventional wisdom of separating this issue from the task of sentence understanding, we propose an integrated model that performs word boundary identification in lockstep with sentence understanding. In this approach, there is no distinction between rules for word boundary identification and rules for sentence understanding. These two functions are combined. ...
Alpine destinations attract leisure travellers for winter sports, such as skiing, as well as
holidaymakers who appreciate natural attractions in all seasons. They also attract activity
holidaymakers such as naturalists, mountain cyclists, walkers etc. Although the majority of alpine
sports are for recreational purposes a wide range of expeditions and challenges are organised for
mountains such as the Everest or the Alps. Lakes may also offer facilities for sea sports such as
surfing and skiing.
It aims at providing assistance in compiling the specifications for your digital projection equipment. It
exclusively focuses on technical questions and does not address the economic, financial and political
dimensions of digital cinema.
Although it does not claim to be complete, this guide intends to be as complete as possible to assist
you with planning your installation. The latter has to meet in France the AFNOR NF S27-100 standard
(“Salle de projection électronique de type cinéma numérique” [“Electronic projection room of the type
digital cinema”]), ...
Most retail investors buy corporate bonds through a public offer.
A company that makes a public offer will issue a prospectus and
investors apply directly to buy bonds. Many investors find out
about these offers through newspaper advertisements.
The prospectus for an offer of corporate bonds generally specifies
a minimum investment parcel (or bundle of bonds). People who
invest in corporate bonds when they are first issued pay the face
value of the bond (usually $100 each).
The fourth component of the architecture of
community refers to connections between places as
expressed through the flow of people, capital and
information. We see these connections clearly in the
notion of bridging social capital and high value civic
institutions, and they are a logical consequence of the
ways in which quality public assets create consumer
and investor demand.
Understanding regional connections has become
important to policy analysts concerned with
economically distressed communities.
Nonfinancial and nonbank financial businesses raise funds in the money market primarily
by issuing commercial paper, which is a short-term unsecured promissory note. In recent years an
increasing number of firms have gained access to this market, and commercial paper has grown at a rapid
pace. Business enterprises—generally those involved in international trade—also raise funds in the money
market through bankers acceptances. A bankers acceptance is a time draft drawn on and accepted by a
bank (after which the draft becomes an unconditional liability of the bank).
Paper consumption can represent significant costs associated with the communications and marketing
activities of a planned event. It is often considered a necessary cost of doing business. Yet, when looking at
a standard piece of paper, many of us do not consider the true cost of producing it. Conventional paper uses
chemicals that produce, along with the paper itself, harsh toxic substances and the living trees used to make
the paper provide priceless ecological services.
The EPA’s ecosystem protection programs encompass a wide range of approaches that address
specific at-risk regional areas and larger categories of threatened systems, such as urban waters,
estuaries, and wetlands. Locally generated pollution, combined with pollution carried by rivers
and streams and through air deposition, can accumulate in these ecosystems and degrade them
over time. The EPA and its federal partners along with states, tribes, municipalities, and private
parties, will continue efforts to restore the integrity of the imperiled waters of the United States.
Obwona (2000) estimated a trans log production function to determine technical
efficiency differentials between small- and medium-scale tobacco farmers in Uganda
using a stochastic frontier approach. The estimated efficiencies were explained by
socioeconomic and demographic factors. The results showed that, credit accessibility
extension services and farm assets contribute positively towards the improvement of
Since the early 1980s, much time and effort has been expended in trying to understand the
relative contributions of different social factors in mortality decline (especially declines in infant and
child mortality) and in reductions in fertility. In these debates, the schooling level (number of years
attended) of a young mother has often been portrayed as the single most powerful correlate of
reductions in the infant and child mortality of her children, and (to a lesser but still very considerable
degree) to reduction in her completed family size.
Addition of Surrogates and Matrix Spiking Compounds in the Field: It is best to
add analytical surrogate and matrix spiking compounds into soils prior to sample
extraction, using water or a solvent. Method 5035A does not incorporate the addition
of these compounds prior to extraction in the field. Because this is an important
control check on the analytical process, it may be appropriate to incorporate a
procedure which adds surrogate and/or matrix spiking compounds prior to extraction
for some project/program DQOs.
Retail banking in the Philippines is still nascent, with consumer loans accounting for only
about 10% of total bank lending and less than 5% of GDP. That said, the consumption-driven
nature of the economy creates strong demand for consumer loans, with personal expenditure
making up 77% of GDP (Fitch Ratings (2006)). In response, the banks have recently focused
aggressively on retail lending, which is experiencing growth rates of more than 10% per
annum (albeit starting from a low base).
Guidance is not provided on how to “import” international standards into
national legislative and regulatory systems, on the design and operation of appropriate
regulatory frameworks, or on the interfaces with other regulatory instruments and
institutions (such as those for banking and securities regulation) which could contribute
to the monitoring and enforcement of international standards.
The US subprime turmoil that first emerged in August 2007 and morphed into an
international financial crisis following the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in September 2008
was a shock that affected output globally (BIS (2009)). Long before Lehman’s failure, fear of
counterparty defaults had disrupted interbank funding markets, including both secured and
unsecured money markets.
Our technique determines per-application resource quo-
tas in the database and storage caches, on the ﬂy, in a
transparent manner, with minimal changes to the DBMS,
and no changes to existing interfaces between compo-
nents. Towards this objective, we use an online perfor-
mance estimation algorithm to dynamically determine
the mapping between any given resource conﬁguration
setting and the corresponding application latency.
These individual priors play a bigger role when investors are unfamiliar with the stock
market or lack data to assess it. But they are unlikely to fade away even with experience and
data. If trust is sufficiently low, very few will participate and accumulate enough information
to update a (possibly wrong) prior. Furthermore, when mistrust is deeply rooted, people may
be doubtful about any information they obtain and disregard it in revising their priors.
● ● ● ● ● Release of vacuum and withdrawal of the needle: When material is seen in the hub of
the needle, procedure is discontinued. Before withdrawing the needle, suction is released
and needle pulled straight out. The piston is just allowed to slowly fall back by itself
(never push). Failure to release negative pressure within the lesion will cause the aspirated
material to enter the syringe, which is difficult to recover. In desperate situations, syringe
and the needle can be rinsed with saline or fixative and then centrifuged to prepare a
The Grid is a highly dynamic environment. The standards governing grid services are currently
being defined and software implementations are subject to revision. The resources available are
continually being expanded and changing in configuration. The user community is geographically
widely distributed and volatile. Managing security in this environment, whilst retaining the desired
level of accessibility for users is a challenge for software designers, implementers and site