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The Particle Image Velocimetry is undoubtedly one of the most important technique in
Fluid-dynamics since it has a spatial character that allows to obtain a direct and
instantaneous visualization of the flow field in a non-intrusive way. It represents the
point of arrival of an intense research on the laser techniques and its origin dates back
at the beginning of 80’s when Meynart, a doctoral student of the Von Karman Institute,
while explorying the Laser Speckle Velocimetry technique, guessed the importance of
capturing the movements of individual particles instead of speckles.
Applications of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and microfabrication
have spread to different fields of engineering and science in recent years.
Perhaps the most exciting development in the application of MEMS technology
has occurred in the biological and biomedical areas. In addition to key
fluidic components, such as microvalves, pumps, and all kinds of novel
sensors that can be used for biological and biomedical analysis and measurements,
many other types of so-called micro total analysis systems (TAS)
have been developed.
One issue with using portfolio holdings to evaluate fund performance
is that the disclosed data reveal information about the major equity
positions at particular dates but do not indicate the exact purchase
and sale dates. As a result, the exact holding period of securities is
unknown. Furthermore, some funds may window-dress their portfolios
to hide their actual investment strategy from their investors or from
competing funds, as shown byMeier and Schaumburg (2004).
The expert interviews served as a complement to the information from the literature review and the
questionnaire, about the overview and application of financing mechanisms. In general, the
interviews focused on identifying types and examples of innovative financing mechanisms.
The National Conference is emerging as a modern African form of government
restructuring. It is closely modeled on village consensus politics. Under the silk cotton
tree in the center of the village, every Elder in turn takes the Word and has his say. Each
Elder carefully repeats the points he agrees with from previous speeches, then adds
certain aspects that will be taken up and repeated in their turn. So finally the Chief
interprets consensus. This is the decision of the village... It is slow but it works. Robert
Lacville Guardian Weekly, October 27, 1991
At a recent...
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Personal Area Network (PAN) – interconnection of personal digital devices
Neighborhood Area Network (NAN) – connectivity spread over several buildings
Local Area Network (LAN) – usually connects computers in a single building – this is the one most people have heard of
Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) – public high-speed network with range of about 50 miles
Wide Area Network (WAN) – consists of several smaller networks
The second result underlines the interest of a two-factor model rather than
a one factor model to represent the stochastic dynamics of interest rates. For
example, Balduzzi, Das and Foresi (1998) show the presence of a stochastic
central tendency in the dynamics of the short and long term interest rates
which explains that the level of the short rate is not the only relevant variable
to describe its conditional mean.
Together, these two seemingly unrelated bodies of research suggest that professional asset man-
agers could be better able to choose local stocks under certain macroeconomic conditions. For
instance, during the recent nancial crisis, we might expect that active UK asset managers would
be valuable because of their ties to London nancial institutions, in the face of large asymmetric
information on the value of banking stocks.
During the interval in which time series overlap, the British and
French negative length was growing at roughly the same rates as the US
one, until 1914. That war year constitutes a great discontinuity, and from
then on European growth rates are different and far lower than US ones.
At the same time, the average film length increased considerably,
from eighty feet in 1897 to seven hundred feet in 1910 to three thousand
feet in 1920. As a result, the total released length, which is the best
indicator of production, increases more rapidly than the number released,
Support was largely driven by holdings of defaulted structured investment vehicles and Lehman
obligations in 2007 and 2008. Figure 3 presents a list of defaulted securities referenced in at least one
financial statement of the supported funds. Figure 4 presents the driver of support disclosed for the 21
funds with instances over 0.5% of AUM, as disclosed in the fund financial statement or in a related no-
When organizations need to make the data available to users spread across various locations, they implement Web applications. These Web applications make use of certain services, known as Web services that provide programming support and help the applications to interact with the database server.
• Monitoring settlement growth around the lake should be carried out regularly. In
the study, “Impact of Urban Land use in Naivasha”, M.Mbathi (1998), it was
surprising that some settlements in the area grew without proper documentation
and planning. The example given was the Karagita settlement, which covered an
area of approximately 200 hectares and had a resident population of more than
15,000 people but did not have a layout plan. Many other settlements continue to
grow under the same circumstances. The situation could go out of hand if left
The QO inspects all materials brought to the job site. The inspection staff documents the type of
material, the general visual condition of the material, and indicates that the material is being
stored and handled according to manufacturers’ recommendations and specifications. The QO
inspector examines the bill-of-lading, the certificate of compliance, and the on-site material to
document that certifications are complete for the material and performs testing as necessary. A
copy of the materials compliance certification is included with the inspector’s daily report.
To detect funds with positive or negative performance, the standard approach in the
academic literature (e.g., Jensen (1968), Ferson and Schadt (1996), Ferson and Qian
(2004)) can be described as follows. The presence of differential performance (positive
or negative alphas) is tested for each of the M funds in the population. Then, a conventional
significance level γ is set (e.g., 5 percent) and all funds with p-values smaller
than γ are said to have significant estimated alphas.
Large proportion in total equity AUM is asset under management of LTF and RMF-equity
funds as documented in Table 4 Panel A. LBs have largest market share in LTF and RMF-equity
throughout 2006 to 2010. LTF and RMF-equity market shares of LBs have grown from 51.25% in
2006 to 67.96% in 2010. LTF and RMF-equity gain their popularity via commercial bank distribution
channels as indicated in the last column of Table 6. Market share of all AMCs related with commercial
banks (BR) increased from 73.71% in 2006 to 87.02% in 2010. The findings lead to the conclusion that
Concurrently, shifting political attitudes and disillusionment with the policies that have
been tried are giving rise to a new surge of debate and reform. Most visible in the 1990s
is the effort to reform the welfare system to increase work incentives and to limit its use
as a long-term source of support for able-bodied adults, even when they have small chil-
dren. Behind this policy change has been a decade-long ideological debate about the
nature and causes of poverty, pitting conservatives against liberals.