It is the policy of the University to consider membership in organizations that would
promote the advancement of education and research, enhance the professional
standing of its administrative personnel, and facilitate favorable campus-community
It is often in the best interest of the university to consolidate payment of multiple
individual membership fees into a single institutional membership. The Chancellor
retains approval authority for memberships in organizations of universities and
colleges and community organizations.
The approach taken to maximize concurrency and im-
prove performance is to restrict the use of the PBFT pro-
tocol to only the operations that need to be totally or-
dered among each other. Other operations can execute
speculatively in a single replica (that may be faulty and
provide incorrect replies) and we delay validating these
replies until commit time.
The application program starts a transaction by exe-
cuting a BEGIN operation (function db begin, Figure 2,
In column III we additionally look at the age composition of popula-
tion. We add two variables, namely the percentage of population that is
below 14 and the percentage of population that is between 14 and 64 years
old. Note that the share of elderly people above 64 years cannot be
simultaneously added as the three shares add up to one and are therefore
collinear. Adding the age composition hardly affects the population elas-
ticity, which remains close to unity.
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Both ABC and SBS enjoy broad public support. Additionally, viewers of public service
broadcasters in Australia have higher levels of political knowledge than consumers of
commercial news. Jones and Pusey (2010), for instance, find positive correlations between
respondents who watch ABC or SBS regularly and are able to provide correct answers to
basic questions concerning the Australian political system and current events.
Prof Yoswa Dambisya (University of Limpopo/EQUINET) scoped the Consultation over the
three days, emphasising the links between activities in Day One to subsequent discussions.
Day One would focus on country policies, positions and plans, with a view to identifying
common ground, common challenges and common approaches. He encouraged delegates
to ask: What can we do together, and what do we differently? He asked delegates to find
ways of pulling in the same direction, in the Kenyan spirit of “Harambee”.
Medical rehabilitation is underfunded and short-staffed, and access to
services is subject to substantial regional disparities. Long-term care is
provided by both the health and the social sectors. Local governments are
responsible for providing social care, which takes the form of cash and in-kind
benefits provided mostly to impoverished individuals and those with disabilities.
Palliative care is still in its infancy. The importance of informal carers, who in
some cases are eligible for financial assistance, has been recognized.
One of the outstanding challenges for the European economy is sustainable production.
Substantial developments are required in order to reduce Green House Gas (GHG)
emissions. Although ME is not an energy intensive sector, it plays a major role in
attaining political objectives.
Its engineering solutions are indispensable for a cleaner,
healthier, safer and sustainable world. ME renders new energy sources accessible,
enhances the cleanliness of existing forms of power generation and increases the
efficiency of current and emerging technologies.
Agriculture is also a significant source of economic growth. In developing countries,
agriculture generates on average 29 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) and
employs 65 percent of the labour force. About two thirds of the world’s agricultural value
added is produced in developing countries. At the same time, agriculture also plays an
important role in transforming and urbanized economies, where industries and services
linked to agriculture account for more than 30 percent of GDP (ibid.).
In spite of the limited evidence about the behaviour of mutual funds in emerging
markets, mutual fund investment in these areas has grown markedly over the past decade at a
quicker pace than even the developed markets have shown. The growth in mutual fund
investment is influential because it shapes the future development in the securities market and
has important policy implications. The high proportion of institutional investors creates more
timely information and therefore makes the market more efficient.
This study is distinct from pervious studies in two folds. Firstly, this study fills the gap of
limited research on emerging mutual funds. Secondly, this study explores determinants of mutual fund
growth at the asset management corporation level. Research on emerging market mutual funds are
performed at mutual fund level. Nazir et.al (2010) assessed determinants of mutual fund growth
focusing on equity funds in Pakistan. Analysis of Thai mutual fund industry and competitive situation
are elaborated in section 2. Data, model, and methodology are discussed in section 3.
It is crucial that the teaching of writing skills is carried out in a
consistent way across the whole school. In a primary setting, this
means that all teachers should have reached agreement on the
messages about required structure and content that they will give to
learners (for example about the layout of a particular genre of
writing) so that learners are not confused when they move into a
class taught by someone new. In a secondary setting, as learners
move between different departments as part of their learning, this is
The level of education is expanding in the field of medical science, and the demand for cosmetic
surgeons in India is at an all time high. Cosmetic or aesthetic surgery is a fine tuned branch of
medicine and requires intensive training. After an MBBS degree ,students would have to pursue a
three-year Masters in Surgery (MS) degree and decide upon their area of specialization. The MS
degree involves a house job, a junior residency and a senior residency for one year each.
The quality of dialogue with partner countries
(government and civil society representatives) is a key
to establishing effective development cooperation
policies and to their successful implementation.
Partnership, ownership of development processes
by the target population, and strengthening of
institutional and administrative capacity to effectively
manage change, are principles which are now largely
shared by all donors.
Two issues are given emphasis in the EC’s develop-
ment policy in this regard, namely:
Role of civil society.
It is important to establish at the outset of a project, a precise definition of the
purpose and scope of the project to ensure that both Business Partners and
Technical personnel are clear about the field of reference.
Any project carried out by an organization should be addressing one or more of the
Business Objectives of the organization. If it does not, why is the project being
carried out? Therefore to establish the objectives and scope of the project, it is first
necessary to identify the overall reason for the project by relating it to one or more
objectives of the organization.
This is the problem with benchmarking Security Information Event Management (SIEM) sys-
tems, which collect security events from one to thousands of devices, each with its own differ-
ent log data format. If we take every conceivable environment into consideration, it is impossi-
ble to benchmark SIEM systems. We can, however, set one baseline environment against which
to benchmark and then include equations so that organizations can extrapolate their own
benchmark requirements. That is the approach of this paper....
A decrease in demand – such as occurred for typewriters with the advent of computers,
or buggy whips as cars replaced horses as the major method of transportation – has the
reverse effect of an increase, and implies a fall in both the price and the quantity traded.
Examples of decreases in demand include products replaced by other products – VHS
tapes were replaced by DVDs, vinyl records replaced by CDs, cassette tapes replaced by
CDs, floppy disks (oddly named because the 1.
Journalists are often ill equipped to meet the information needs of special populations during
health-related emergencies. They also may not see it as their job or role to communicate
directly with these audiences. Special populations include elderly people, disabled people,
homeless people, housebound populations, racial and cultural minorities, linguistic minorities,
illiterate populations, transient populations (for example, tourists, business travellers and
migrant workers) and institutionalized populations.
An overwhelming majority of firms reported paying more for construction
materials in 2012 than they did the previous year, a trend that firms predict will continue
into 2013. Eighty-eight percent of firms reported paying more for construction materials
in 2012 compared to the previous year, while 90 percent report they expect materials
prices to again increase in 2013.
While there are signs of growing optimism among contractors about some
aspects of their business, the bottom line is that only 20 percent of firms say they expect
the overall construction market to grow in 2013, while 56 percent don’t expect it to grow
again until at least 2015. Even though few firms expect the market to grown again in
2013, more manufacturing contractors expect growth in 2013 than any other market
types, with 21 percent predicting growth this year. Water and sewer contractors will
have to be more patient than other contractors, with more of...