More intensive use of the reserve components in national defense in recent years has resulted in greater attention being paid to the adequacy and efficiency of the reserve compensation system. Four bills are pending in Congress to reduce the age when reservists can begin to receive retirement benefits. One would allow
The web in recent years has experienced an explosion in the number of devices users employ to
access services. A single user may access a certain service using multiple devices. Most services
allow clients to access the service through a broker. The client is then forced to interact with
the service via this broker throughout the duration that it is using the service. If the broker
fails, the client is denied servicing till such time that the failed broker recovers.
In the recent years, a number of recognition and authentication systems based on biometric measurements have been proposed. Algorithms and sensors have been developed to acquire and process many different biometric traits. Moreover, the biometric technology is being used in novel ways, with potential commercial and practical implications to our daily activities.
One dimensional nanoscale structures such as nanowires have drawn extensive research interests in recent years. The size miniature brings unique properties to nanowires due to quantum confinement. The large surface-to-volume ratio renders nanowires with high sensitivity to surface effects. The unique geometrical advantages and properties facilitate the utilization of nanowires in nano-electronics. InTech scientific publisher has initialized a series of books focusing on fundamental research in nanowires, which largely boosted the widespread of knowledge among the research society....
The price premium charged for competitive-market products depends on several factors
including the price of standard offer or default service, the availability of incentives to green
power marketers or suppliers, and the cost of renewable energy generation available in the
regional market. Some marketers have charged prices close to or even below the default market
price in recent years (e.g., in Texas); others have offered fixed-price products, providing
customers with protection against increasing prices for a specified period of time, usually one
The investment in stock market is increasing at a faster rate in the recent years because of FIIs, FDIs, Stock
market awareness etc. investment in Debentures, Bank Deposits, are not so attractive because of less amount of
interest, as in real terms the value of money decreases over a period of time. The other option is to invest money
in stock market, but a common man is not much aware of market and he is not much component enough to
understand the functions of stock market and also it is an expansive proposal. The question to be answered is:...
Utility green pricing sales continue to exhibit some growth, but growth has slowed in the past
two years, in particular. Collectively, utilities in regulated electricity markets sold about 4.8
billion kWh of green power to customers in 2008 (Table 9). Green pricing program sales to all
customer classes grew by 11% in 2008, compared to rates ranging from 26% to 56% in recent
years (Table 9 and Figure 4). The loss of the FPL program had a noticeable impact on sales.
Without the termination of the FPL program, utility green pricing program sales would have
grown at a rate of...
African Regional Health Report (WHO, 2006), the first study to look at health trends
among 738 million Africans, observed that more investment was needed to cut disease and
tackle poverty and because of AIDS and armed conflicts, the health situation in many African
countries has not improved in recent years and in some cases has worsened. In Asian context,
Bandara (2005, p. 34) observes, “Developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region are in
different stages of economic development and have varying levels of health systems.
Economic growth in India has picked up in recent years, and like other integrating Asian economies, it
too requires large amounts of efficiently intermediated capital to sustain its development. However, an
important constraint to financial reform has been dealing with the vestiges of financial “repression”—
deliberate policies that crowd out the private sector from credit markets and limit the ability of financial
markets to develop as intermediaries for saving.
Recent years have brought minority-owned businesses in the United States unprecedented
opportunities—as well as new and significant risks. Civil rights activists have long argued that one
of the principal reasons why Blacks, Hispanics, and other minority groups have difficulty
establishing themselves in business is that they lack access to the sizable orders and subcontracts
that are generated by large companies.
Building a linux vertual server system offers highly - available and scaluble solution for production services using specialized routing and load balancing tenique configured through the PIRANHA.Since the first desktop computers emerged in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the power, speed and storage capacity has increased radically, especially in recent years. Indeed, the whole approach to computing and database management has shifted...
The growth of Bank Credit cards
In recent years, lending associated bank credit cards has been the fastest growth area in consumer lending. Bank credit cards first became popular nearly 30 years ago. At that time, individual banks
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) – investment by foreign companies in overseas subsidiaries or
joint ventures – has a traditional reliance on natural resource use and extraction,particularly
agriculture, mineral and fuel production. Though this balance has shifted in recent years, the poorest countries still receive a disproportionate amount of investment flows into their natural resource sectors.
With the wide swings in the stock prices in recent years, students of money and banking have become increasingly interested in what drives the stock market. As a result, I have expanded the discussion of this market by describing simple valuation methods for stocks and examining recent developments in the stock market and the link between monetary policy and stock prices.
What an exciting time to be involved in game design and multimedia driven application
development! Computer hardware continues to evolve and increase in speed in shorter
and shorter cycles. And no segment of computer hardware has seen more growth in
recent years than the video card market.
Of course, there’s more to multimedia than video. There’s sound, user input, and
music to produce. The Web has created wonderful opportunities to present video and animations.
The Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics—8th Edition has been revised, clarified, and updated, reflecting technological advances of recent years. New definitions have been added in the fields of wireless technology, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Every effort has been made to be concise and accurate, without “talking down” to the reader.
No doubt a third General Editor’s Preface to New Accents seems
hard to justify. What is there left to say? Twenty-five years ago, the
series began with a very clear purpose. Its major concern was the
newly perplexed world of academic literary studies, where hectic
monsters called ‘Theory’, ‘Linguistics’ and ‘Politics’ ranged.
Sử dụng thức ăn tươi sống trong Nuôi trồng thủy sản (The success of any farming operation for fish and shellfish depends upon the availability of a ready supply of larvae or ‘seed’ for on-growing to market size. However, for many fish and shellfish species (i.e. carps, marine finfish, crustaceans, bivalves etc.) this has only been possible in recent years through the development and use of a succession of live food organisms as feed for the developing larvae.
Mathematical finance and financial engineering have been rapidly expanding fields of science over the past three decades. The main reason behind this phenomenon has been the success of sophisticated quantitative methodologies in helping professionals to manage financial risks. The newly developed credit derivatives industry has grown around the need to handle credit risk, which is one of the fundamental factors of financial risk. In recent years, we have witnessed a tremendous acceleration in research efforts aimed at better apprehending, modeling and hedging of this kind of risk
Despite the great technological advancement experienced in recent years,
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) are still used in many applications from the real
world and still play a central role in infrastructure of industrial automation. PLC operate in
the factory-floor level and are responsible typically for implementing logical control,
regulatory control strategies, such as PID and fuzzy-based algorithms, and safety logics.
Usually PLC are interconnected with the supervision level through communication
network, such as Ethernet networks, in order to work in an integrated form....