E-mail and the Internet now make day to day to
communication easier to organise, but distance
makes it even more important to have a clear
action plan with proper phases; to plan meetings
carefully; to specify deliverables and to keep to
them; to be clear from the outset about how
outcomes will be assessed.
Conference telephone calls, internet chat rooms,
project focus groups are all good ways of
The countries in which you are serving most likely inherited educational systems from Britain or
France. The original goal of these systems was to provide education to the children of the local
elites and to supply the colonial administrations and trading companies with clerical staff.
Remarkable progress has been made since the former colonies achieved independence.
Educational opportunities have been expanded at all levels as national leaders put a priory on
productivity and economic growth.
In line with this, TSC disagrees with theories that model cognition on
conscious reasoning, as reﬂecting the ways thought processes are conceptu-
alised in language. Instead, TSC states that cognition is ‘active’ in the sense
that cognitive processes emerge in concrete situations of physical action
and socio-cultural practices. In integrating conation and aﬀect, cognition is
driven by, on the one hand, the agent’s current needs and motivation and,
on the other, the contingent, contextual elements that support immediate
The addition to gasoline of a lead-containing compound called tetraethyllead was an
attempt to enhance engine performance. The use of this compound was phased out when it
was found to destroy the effectiveness of the catalytic converter (described below) which is
used to reduce emissions of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and NOx. Tetraethyllead is
just one member of a group of compounds, called octane boosters, which can be added to
gasoline to increase its octane number. Other compounds that have been used as octane
enhancers over the years include methanol (CH3OH) and ethanol (C2H5OH).
Because input-output modeling is costly to perform, particularly for a particular situation,
it is common to extrapolate available data to a particular situation. For example, the U.S.
Federal Highway Administration assumes that, on average, a $1 billion of Federal
highway expenditure supported 30,000 jobs in 2007 (FHWA 2008). This number has
been widely applied, although recent analysis by Heintz, Pollin and Garrett‐Peltier (2009)
suggests that actual impacts are somewhat lower.
In addition, the models include many assumptions that may be inaccurate or outdated.
CED builds on both the capacities of young women, and community supports, to
maximize resources. Programs and supports offered to young women through the
network of community organizations they already access can start to work with young
women as individuals to prepare them to enter into the waged economy.
If young women are to share equally in efforts toward CED, the gendered implications of
the programs must be considered. A gender-based analysis of current CED programs
would likely find divisions between the types of CED activities women and men do.
The principle behind inpatient health care delivery is that patients must
receive care at the lowest level of specialization that can provide adequate
treatment, and may be transferred to hospitals with higher levels of specialization
only if necessary. Avoiding unnecessary hospitalization has been recognized
as a means of improving efficiency, and day care has been fostered through
a number of regulations, especially over the past 15 years.
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.
Four major types of mutual funds offered by Thai AMCs are fixed income, equity, mixed, and
property funds. Table 3 exhibits size (in million Baht) and proportion of each fund type offered by
asset management corporations in Thailand. Two types of fund dominate asset management industry in
Thailand namely, fixed income and equity funds. Fixed income funds outweigh other types of funds by
having the largest amount of asset under management (AUM) with drastic growth from 640 billion
Baht in 2006 to 1.23 trillion Baht in 20103
The investment funds are analysed in this publication according to their geographic
distribution, types of investments, target group served and shareholder and investor base.
Their organizational and operational set-up and expected financial performance are also
A covalent bond results when two atoms share electrons in such a way that each atom has an octet of
electrons in the outer shell. In a hydrogen atom, the outer shell is complete when it contains two
electrons. If hydrogen is in the presence of a strong electron acceptor, it gives up its electron to
become a hydrogen ion (H+). But if this is not possible, hydrogen can share with another atom and
thereby have a completed outer shell. For example, one hydrogen atom will share with another
hydrogen atom. Their two orbitals overlap,...
The Final Design submittal package is prepared when the design for a given element or area is
100% complete. The submittal may include plan sheets, specifications, technical memos,
reports, calculations, and other pertinent data, as applicable. The submittal shall include Form
RCSR resulting from the Preliminary Design Submittal. As a result of the on-going discussion
and resolution of design and construction issues via the regularly scheduled Task Force
Meetings, Core Meetings, and informal reviews, it is anticipated that there will be very few
revisions or changes at this stage.
Previously, after completing an engineering degree in India,
then working as a project manager in the Middle East, George
had decided he needed some formal qualifications to back up
his practical skills. He focused on an MBA specialising in project
management but researched his options thoroughly before
choosing Deakin. ‘I was quite fascinated by Australia as the land
of opportunity, and I looked at university ratings,’ he says.
I thought Deakin was one of the most progressive and its MBA
has been around for about 20 years. It was definitely the place to
The total rebuilding of Pier A in 1995 and the construction
of a link to Terminal 1 in 1998 was designed by the architect firm
Holm & Grut A/S. The most characteristic feature of the pier is its
modern version of fan vaulting supporting the aluminium wing
structures that make up the roof. These curved roofs and the glass
facades form reflecting surfaces that create the space and light
that is the hallmark of Nordic architecture. Holm & Grut wanted to
create a building that would give arriving passengers an immediate
experience of Scandinavian design.
Early relational systems used indices as table replicas that allowed
vertical partitioning, allowed associative search, and allowed con-
venient data ordering. Database optimizers and executors use
semi-join on these structures to run common queries on covering
indices. These query strategies give huge speedups.
These early ideas evolved to materialized views (often maintained
by triggers) that went far beyond simple covering indices and
provided fast access to star and snowflake schema. In...
In the years leading up to the current financial crisis, risks built up dangerously in our
financial system. Rising asset prices, particularly in housing, concealed a sharp
deterioration of underwriting standards for loans. The nation’s largest financial firms,
already highly leveraged, became increasingly dependent on unstable sources of short-
term funding. In many cases, weaknesses in firms’ risk-management systems left them
unaware of the aggregate risk exposures on and off their balance sheets. A credit boom
accompanied a housing bubble.
About a quarter of the users outsource some social media activities to public relations agencies or others.
Only a handful of organizations (12%) have dedicated staffs who work only on social media: the rest said
that social media is only “part of the job” for employees in areas like marketing, PR, and communications.
Overall, half (49%) have up to one full-time equivalent working on social media.
Product or Service Sales Presentation. Printed promotional materials for products and services whose distribution comes from means other than traditional mass media. Given the nature of these categories, it is advised that a pocket be constructed and inserted into the envelope so that the entry is secured, but can be easily removed.
1A Catalog. A printed piece - usually a booklet, folder or brochure to sell products or services via a “call for action” and a procedure for ordering and/or buying.
1B Sales Kit or Product Information Sheets.
To insure security and successful ticket sales, the Event
Director and Event Coordinator shall work cooperatively in deciding a
pass/credential list for the event. Credentialed personnel should include but not
be limited to security, VIP’s and sponsors, media, volunteers, officials, medical,
photographers, and USAW staff. Please be aware that coaches with a current
USA Wrestling Coaches Card and who are NCEP Certified are entitled to free
admission to USAW events and should be credentialed as so. ...
Mathematics is a way of organising our experience of the world. It
enriches our understanding and enables us to communicate and make
sense of our experiences. It also gives us enjoyment. By doing
mathematics we can solve a range of practical tasks and real-life
problems. We use it in many areas of our lives.
In mathematics we use ordinary language and the special language of
mathematics. We need to teach students to use both these languages.
We can work on problems within mathematics and we can work on
problems that use mathematics as a tool, like problems in science and