Institutions are responsible for providing ready access to reference material in print or
electronic format (IR I.B.7.). Program sites that have online reference materials are expected to
provide access to residents. Typically, this means that residents have access to computers with
internet access in rooms that are conveniently located and easily accessible but secure. If
online access is not possible, then access to a collection of specialty-specific print materials is
The government recognized most of its financial liabilities towards private
depositors and committed itself to paying all the frozen deposits by 2011.
Nevertheless, this law was, from the very beginning, full of technical and practical
difficulties. It assumed the debt conversion into bonds on a voluntary basis. The
bonds were issued in paper format and thus were liable to forgery and theft. The
non-electronic format of bonds proved to be complicated for trading and clearing
procedures as well.
We investigate the effect of a corporate culture of sustainability on multiple facets of corporate behavior
and performance outcomes. Using a matched sample of 180 companies, we find that corporations that
voluntarily adopted environmental and social policies many years ago – termed as High Sustainability
companies – exhibit fundamentally different characteristics from a matched sample of firms that adopted
almost none of these policies – termed as Low Sustainability companies.
The focus group then defined a mass gathering as a subset of a special event. Mass
gatherings are usually found at special events that attract large numbers of spectators or
participants. Both special events and mass gatherings require the kind of additional
planning identified in the previous quote. For example, an amusement park that attracts a
large number of people is not considered a special event because large crowds are
expected. A mass gathering does not imply that the event is a special event.
In many European countries incineration is used as an important means of waste disposal in urban areas.
The proportion of waste disposal by this route varies across Europe, from 13% in Italy to 53% in
Switzerland, with an average value of 20 %. However, in some countries (for example, Portugal, Spain)
the use of incineration is not used or is under consiration as a new option for waste disposal.
Two main types of pollutants (combustion gases and fly ash) are emitted from incinerators.
There is also diversity with regard to final beneficiaries: many providers target people excluded
from mainstream financial services (47% of respondents of the latest EMN survey) and women
(44%); moreover, ethnic minorities and/or immigrants (41%), young (29%) and disabled people
(21%) are amongst the top ranks (see Jayo et al, 2010).
Priority outreach to these specific target groups show the high social focus of microfinance in
Though the fraction of energy-related CAP emissions for the wood products sector is larger than
the energy-related fraction for pulp and paper, due to the greater energy requirements of the
pulp and paper industry, on a ton-basis energy-related CAP emissions are much larger for the
pulp and paper sector than they are for wood products sector.
In addition to the above items, Section U of the manual illustrates how journal entries are to be made. The entries represent a complete fiscal year ~ from award of a general supp0l1 grant to first year closing. This section also includes general ledger postings, a trial balance, a Federal Cash Transactions Report, Financial Status Rep0l1s for a general support grant and a project grant, and financial statements that include a Schedule ofBudgeted and Actual Costs. Illustrations of the latter three are intended to help councils prepare these reports expeditiously.
ARC’s report and to provide a recommendation of conditional approval or denial to the AMS Administrator. If approved by the AMS Administrator, the agent can begin certifying operations, although the accreditation process is not complete until the successful completion of an onsite review which further ensures that certifying agents are following NOP regulations. ARC is charged with scheduling and completing the onsite evaluations of all agents, foreign and domestic, within a reasonable amount of time following initial accreditation.
Previously, we (Cutting et al 2010; 2011a; 2011b) amassed 150 ﬁlms for cinemetric analysis.
We chose ten ﬁlms fromﬁfteen release years at ﬁve-year intervals from1935 to 2005. All were
English-language ﬁlms, 139 were at least partlymade in the United States, and 124 were in
color. Films were selected from among those with the highest box-ofﬁce gross for their given
year or, before these statistics were systematically kept (beginning in 1977), from among the
most rated ﬁlms on the InternetMovie Database (http://www.imdb.com).
In this paper, we estimate the interest rate pass-through from money market to bank
interest rates using various heterogeneous panel cointegration techniques to address bank
heterogeneity. Based on our micro-level data from the Czech Republic, the results
indicate that the nature of interest rate pass-through differs across banks in the short term
(rendering estimators that constrain coefficients across groups to be identical
inconsistent) and becomes homogeneous across banks only in the long term, supporting
the notion of the law of one price.
The purpose of this paper is to suggest that there are excellent opportunities in China for New
Zealand exporters, and to comment on appropriate ways of taking advantage of these
opportunities. The information on which this paper is based was obtained mainly by desk
research, supplemented by face to face interviews with Chinese trade officials, traders,
marketing experts, and economists in China and New Zealand. No attempt was made to
investigate opportunities for the export of services; the study was limited to consideration of
opportunities for the export of goods. ...
In Western Australia silage made from rye grass is the predominant summer feed for cows. It
is most commonly mixed with cheap grain and to date this has proved to be an economical
feed option. The primary advantage of this type of silage is that it improves pasture
utilisation by conserving surplus pasture which is able to be fed out when there is a forage
However, the disadvantage of this type of silage can be inconsistencies in its quality. The
inconsistencies arise when excess pasture is preserved at different times during...
There are two distinct trends emerging in the construction outlook. On one hand,
there is growing optimism among contractors about key segments of the private sector
market. Meanwhile, contractors are generally more pessimistic about the outlook for
public sector demand. Contractors are most optimistic about the outlook for hospital
and higher education construction, with 36 percent of firms predicting the amount of
money spent on those projects will grow in 2013, versus 26 percent of firms predicting a
decrease, for a net positive reading of 10 percent.
Technology stakeholders and critics were asked in an online survey to assess scenarios about the
future social, political, and economic impact of the Internet and they said the following:
• The mobile device will be the primary connection tool to the Internet for most people in the
world in 2020.
• The transparency of people and organizations will increase, but that will not necessarily
yield more personal integrity. social tolerance, or forgiveness.
• Talk and touch user-interfaces with the Internet will be more prevalent and accepted by
As concerns the general evaluation of the quality system, audit focuses
on quality management procedures and their effectiveness. Part 1 of the ESG
is used to review also the impact that quality management procedures have
on the results of the operations in connection with the degree programmes,
which have been chosen as samples of degree education. However, the results
are compared to the targets set by the HEI itself in order to pay more
attention to the effectiveness of quality management.
The culture framework helps us to understand culturally diverse project stakeholders better.
Yet, they are not tailored to the context of project management. Kathrin Köster have selected the
most relevant culture dimensions with regard to project management and summarized them in the
so-called cultural gap tool. Those are dimensions derived from business practice. Being bi-polar, the
culture gap tool also simplifies cultures and is not suited to describe and analyses the behavior of a
Governance arrangements must cover all internal agency reporting lines and lines of accountability, including
relevant agency boards or executive committees. For example the ‘sponsor’ may report directly to the agency
head and minister, as well as to an internal agency executive committee, and to external advisory or steering
groups; the project manager may report to the project ‘leader’ or directly to the ‘sponsor’ but may also be
accountable to an ad hoc working group or task force.
From the data of the NTS in the UK and Germany, some comparisons between the
composition of the overall population and of the population of car drivers can be made.
Comparisons are summarized in the figures below (Figure 2.1 to Figure 2.4).They show
that even if there are some differences, the profile of the two populations is reasonably
Therefore, it was assumed that the profile of people holding a driving license and driving a
car does not significantly differ from the universe of the people across age profiles. This
way the population over 18 years of age could be...