This document presents the operational
framework chosen by the Eurosystem* for the
single monetary policy in the euro area. The
document, which forms part of the Eurosystem’s
legal framework for monetary policy instruments
and procedures, is intended to serve as the
“General Documentation” on the monetary
policy instruments and procedures of the
Eurosystem, and is aimed, in particular, at
providing counterparties with the information
they need in relation to the Eurosystem’s
monetary policy framework....
The Federal Reserve is a key participant in the money market. The Federal Reserve
controls the supply of reserves available to banks and other depository institutions primarily through the
purchase and sale of Treasury bills, either outright in the bill market or on a temporary basis in the market
for repurchase agreements. By controlling the supply of reserves, the Federal Reserve is able to influence
the federal funds rate. Movements in this rate, in turn, can have pervasive effects on other money market
Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s long-standing, successful Auto Theft Prevention
Authority was created by the legislature in 1994. Its primary goal is to combat auto
theft through “tough laws, improved enforcement and administration, effective
prosecution, and public education.” The authority uses no tax dollars. Instead,
assessments required of the nearly 400 insurance companies that write automobile
insurance policies in the state completely fund the authority.
Latvian artist Janis Strupulis created the expressive bronze
bull standing at the entrance to the airport’s largest restaurant,
A Hereford Beefstouw. He also made two salmon, again in bronze,
that are now part of the Seafood Bar decor.
Inside A Hereford Beefstouw, a green, partly transparent
acrylic frieze created by the Danish artist Sven Dalsgaard runs
along the glass facade facing the transit hall. It forms a discrete
screen between the restaurant and the open public area, at the
same time as creating a spatial unity....
Achieving a high credit quality will also be important to ensure the acceptance of
Stability Bonds by all euro-area Member States. One key issue is how risks and gains are
distributed across Member States. In some forms, Stability Bonds would mean that Member
States with a currently below-average credit standing could obtain lower financing costs,
while Member States that already enjoy a high credit rating may even incur net losses, if the
effect of the pooling of risk dominated the positive liquidity effects.
astm international and the global construction industry have enjoyed a long and enduring partnership marked by progress and innovation in the building of homes, ofﬁces and other facilities worldwide. this relationship dates back to the founding of astm, as many of the society’s earliest technical committees and standards were driven by construction-related needs. today, more than 1,300 astm standards support the safe and economic construction of buildings, with the underlying quality and performance that will stand the test of time. ...
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Preparation of stable magnetic nanofluids containing Fe3O4@PPy nanoparticles by a novel one-pot route
Baobao Zhao and Zhaodong Nan*
Abstract Stable magnetic nanofluids containing Fe3O4@Polypyrrole (PPy) nanoparticles (NPs) were prepared by using a facile and novel method, in which one-pot route was used. FeCl3·6H2O was applied as the iron source, and the oxidizing agent to produce PPy. Trisodium citrate (Na3cit) was used as the reducing reagent to form Fe3O4 NPs.
The Quad Fibre Loop Converter* (QFLC) system is a cost-effective optical multiplexer that
transports four E1s over two singlemode fibres. The QFLC system can be configured to maximize
facility utilization for point-to-point or point-to-multipoint topologies.
The QFLC system can also be used for fibre ring networks for both dual-feed and single-feed
applications to a customer. The QFLC system accepts standard electrical E1 signals and can be
used in a stand-alone configuration with any approved multiplexer or network element that
generates a standard E1 (6.703 Mbps) signal.
Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) is the protocol designed to handle real-time traffic on the Internet. RTP does not have a delivery mechanism (multicasting, port numbers, and so on); it must be used with UDP. RTP stands between UDP and the application program. The main contributions of RTP are timestamping, sequencing, and mixing facilities. This chapter provides knowledge of RTP and RTCP.
The Roman Villa Borg unites both the excavation of one of the largest villa rustica in the
Saar Mosel area and the complete reconstruction of the manorial area (Pars Urbana) of
such a facility. As far as possible, this reconstruction is based on local findings or on
excavation findings of similar facilities of the region (e.g. Echternach in Luxemburg). If
necessary, either antique literature (e.g. Vitruv) or modern literature (e.g. for the reconstruction
of the wall paintings) was consulted.