Buchanan, ever resourceful, but always visionary, conceived a scheme
(in 1858) of instituting a great “Free College of America,” in which a
medical education would be practically free and within the grasp of all
medical aspirants. A costly building was to be erected with a hospital of
1,000 beds attached thereto, and a large library and an anatomical and
physiological museum were proposed. The professional fees ($60) were
to be abolished, and only matriculation ($10), dissection ($5), and
graduation ($20) fees were to be exacted.
The 1998 Census of Aquaculture reports that the northeast region has 2,698 acres of
freshwater devoted to aquaculture production. A wide variety of fingerling and food fish are
grown. Various sport and game fish were grown on 37 farms including fingerling largemouth
bass, bluegill, crappie, and sunfish. About 107 acres of channel catfish were in production.
Records do not show the quantity or value of pond-raised fish sold into northeastern recreational
administrative expenses, being treated as period costs.
ABSORPTION VARIANCE is the variance from budgeted absorption costing of manufactured product. See also ABSORPTION COSTING.
ACAT (Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation) is a national organization established in 1973 as a non-profit independent testing, accrediting and monitoring organization. The Council seeks to identify professionals in independent practice who specialize in providing financial, accounting and taxation services to individuals and small to mid-size businesses.
In some countries, adolescents are less likely than adults to obtain skilled care
before, during and after childbirth.
WHO’s recommendations for increasing the use of skilled antenatal, childbirth and postpartum care are informed
by one graded study, one ungraded study, existing WHO guidelines and the collective experience and judgment of a
panel of experts. The studies were conducted in Chile and India. One intervention was a home visit programme for
adolescent mothers. Another was a cash transfer scheme contingent upon health facility births.
Some small businesses will receive tax credits to offset their contributions to premiums. To be eligible, a company cannot employ more than 25 workers, and, in 2010, those workers must earn less than $50,000, on average. Beginning in 2014, the earnings threshold will be indexed to the consumer price index for urban workers (CPI-U).
The legislation’s penalties apply to certain employers, as well as to individual people who do not obtain coverage. In particular, a company with at least 50 full-time employees that does not offer insurance could be subject to penalties.
As in many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, the majority of poor smallholders
in Malawi are left out of the agricultural extension and credit systems. These
households, characterized by landholdings of less than 1 hectare and very low crop
yields, are unable to grow enough food to feed themselves even though they focus
much effort on producing food crops, especially maize.
The economy has made considerable progress in shaking off the
legacy of the 2001 economic crisis and is on a path of growth and
increased trade integration, underpinned by improved macro-
economic stability and structural reforms. During the last five years
real GDP growth has been impressive, with an annual average
growth rate of 6.9%; inflation fell from an average of 77.
This session is an occasion to discuss good practices in MDG achievement with regard to gender equality that can help
improve the way in which development cooperation promotes gender equality in a more systematic way while also
improving its own effectiveness and coherence in line with national and international agreements.
Achievement of such commitments is a key driver of effective development cooperation on all fronts.
We are well on the way to implementing health reform and establishing Affordable Insurance Exchanges – one-stop marketplaces where consumers can choose a private health insurance plan that fits their health needs and have the same kind of insurance choices as members of Congress. Today, the Treasury Department issued proposed regulations implementing the premium tax credit that gives middle-class Americans unprecedented tax benefits to make it easier for them to purchase affordable health insurance....
More important is the scatter plot of data points, each representing a microfinance
institution. Many points are above the threshold for profitability, and many are on the left of the
graph, indicating low reliance on soft (subsidized) funds. This is the hope of commercial
microfinance. But note too that an ample number of institutions are above the threshold and to
the right, funded by social investors of various stripes. The solid circles represent institutions
with for-profit status, while the empty circles are non-profits.
Secondary diamond sources are deposits that have been removed from the primary source (a kimberlite or
lamproite pipe) by natural erosion and eventually deposited in riverbeds, along shorelines, in glaciers and on
the ocean floor. They are also known as alluvial deposits. Although alluvial deposits account for only 10-15
percent of the world’s diamonds, they are generally higher-quality stones given that they retain more volume
after polishing; they therefore command a higher price.
The location of the diamond deposits determines the mining method that producers use (see.
Facing the rapidly changing global business and different cross-country customer cultures, luxury can be
understood as a special transnational type of culture. It represents a system of tangible (clothing, cars, buildings,
etc.), as well as intangible components comprising ideals, expected behaviors, and beliefs in a group specific
value system. In a global marketplace, there is no understanding of luxury conceivable which is nationally or
regionally bound. However, it has to be stated that to some extent ethnocentrism and ―country-of-origin‖ effects
If you really want to make more money, you can. But not everyone wants to make more.
Some people can live very meagerly. As long as they can pay their bills, and have enough
left over for a movie once a month, and maybe a night out at a decent restaurant, they’re
happy. These individuals will have absolutely no use for information on how to make more
money. But if you’re the type of salesperson who likes “things”, this is the program for you.
The subject of this book is the National Basketball Association (NBA), which,
for various reasons, has evolved into one of the most competitive, prominent,
and successful organizations in the history of American team sports.
Insurers anticipate this adverse job turnover dynamic. Nevertheless, insurers are expected to renew
policies and may be reluctant or prohibited from increasing premiums rapidly. As a result, offered
premiums for covering a previously uninsured ﬁrm are well above the initial expected costs for the ﬁrm’s
worker’s current age and gender distributions. Such large premium loadings deter small ﬁrms from
offering health insurance to their workers. A dynamic adverse selection problem emerges.
The Factory scene in the ﬁgure shows the efﬁcacy of the pairwise
constraint. By modifying the weights of the pairwise distance and
orientation terms, different groupings of work desks and chairs are
obtained. The accessibility and visibility constraints acting together
prevent the door and poster from being blocked. The Flower Shop
provides a striking example of the effect of the pathways constraint,
which maintains a clear path between the doors despite the dense
coverage of the remainder of the room by ﬂowers.