This book is intended for anyone who uses Oracle Reports to build reports. The
needs of both novice and advanced users are addressed. Each chapter contains stepby-
step instructions to build a report from start to finish. Each report that you build
will demonstrate how to use many of the powerful features in Report Builder. Some of the tasks in this manual tell you how to access online help for additional
information. If you see a table like the one that follows, use the steps to get more
information about the task you are performing:...
12 T h e W r i t i n g T e m p l a t e Book
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I COMPARISON/CONTRAST THESIS SENTENCES
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Comparison/Contrast Template 1
The differences [similarities] between and are , and they pronounced striking...
Prior to this book, the targeted audience for my work has always been classroom students. The template for the textbooks included detailed, step-by-step instructions. When I was asked to contribute to the Beyond the Manual series, I was excited about the opportunity to present the information in a new format, skipping over the obvious and basic steps and addressing only that which the end user needs to know to learn what’s new and how to be proficient. I am grateful to Apress for giving me this opportunity. It was great working with the Apress team....
Agriculture is also a significant source of economic growth. In developing countries,
agriculture generates on average 29 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) and
employs 65 percent of the labour force. About two thirds of the world’s agricultural value
added is produced in developing countries. At the same time, agriculture also plays an
important role in transforming and urbanized economies, where industries and services
linked to agriculture account for more than 30 percent of GDP (ibid.).
In addition, we implement a version of our strategies that allows investment in individual
European stocks, rather than funds. Here, we nd that the investment strategies that use macroe-
conomic variables to predict investment alphas signicantly outperform when they have access to
funds (either with or without access to stocks) relative to when they have access only to stocks.
Thus, macroeconomic variables help us to locate fund managers with skills, but they do not indi-
cate that these fund managers are merely using the macrovariables themselves to time their stock
This study is distinct from pervious studies in two folds. Firstly, this study fills the gap of
limited research on emerging mutual funds. Secondly, this study explores determinants of mutual fund
growth at the asset management corporation level. Research on emerging market mutual funds are
performed at mutual fund level. Nazir et.al (2010) assessed determinants of mutual fund growth
focusing on equity funds in Pakistan. Analysis of Thai mutual fund industry and competitive situation
are elaborated in section 2. Data, model, and methodology are discussed in section 3.
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This chapter has looked at some of the ways you can take stock of your situation as a teacher
working in unfamiliar terrain. First, you have access to support from Peace Corps. It is worthwhile
researching the formal support system. A general plea for help might get you tea and sympathy,
but you can make it even easier for staff to help you by precisely stating what you need, when,
how much it's going to cost, and how you'd like to get it. Second, your staff room colleagues may
have ideas and approaches which are different from yours. There are...
The level of education is expanding in the field of medical science, and the demand for cosmetic
surgeons in India is at an all time high. Cosmetic or aesthetic surgery is a fine tuned branch of
medicine and requires intensive training. After an MBBS degree ,students would have to pursue a
three-year Masters in Surgery (MS) degree and decide upon their area of specialization. The MS
degree involves a house job, a junior residency and a senior residency for one year each.
The quality of dialogue with partner countries
(government and civil society representatives) is a key
to establishing effective development cooperation
policies and to their successful implementation.
Partnership, ownership of development processes
by the target population, and strengthening of
institutional and administrative capacity to effectively
manage change, are principles which are now largely
shared by all donors.
Two issues are given emphasis in the EC’s develop-
ment policy in this regard, namely:
Role of civil society.
Funds with differential performance are either characterized by positive or negative
alphas. To determine the source of differential performance, the standard approach partitions
the R (γ) significant funds in two groups according to the sign of their estimated
alphas. The first group contains the R+ (γ) funds with positive estimated alphas. We
refer to them as the best funds. Similarly, the second group is formed with the R− (γ)
funds with negative estimated alphas. We call them the worst funds.
The financial statements reviewed were subject to an independent audit and include disclosures
specifically quantifying the value of the direct support. For security purchases, this disclosure includes
the amount by which the purchase price exceeded fair market value (or the two figures necessary to
calculate the difference), in all but one case.
Accordingly, full reliance was put on these disclosed
figures when they were available, and assumptions regarding the fair value or the value of support were
not necessary in these cases. ...
Improving your own teaching
One way to improve your own teaching is to try new methods and
activities in the classroom and then think about how well the activity
improved students’ learning. Through trying out new activities and
working in different ways, and then reflecting on the lesson and
analysing how well students have learned, you can develop the best
methods for your students.
You can decide to concentrate on one aspect of teaching maths:
language, culture, teaching methods, resources or planning. Find
the relevant chapter and use it....
We propose an evolution in the Federal Reserve’s current supervisory authority for BHCs
to create a single point of accountability for the consolidated supervision of all companies
that own a bank. All large, interconnected firms whose failure could threaten the stability
of the system should be subject to consolidated supervision by the Federal Reserve,
regardless of whether they own an insured depository institution. These firms should not
be able to escape oversight of their risky activities by manipulating their legal structure.
The marketplace for business schools today is characterized by relentless change. Increasing
competition from nonaccredited schools and globalization of the business education market
are among the root causes of the instability. Management education is at risk, and industry-
wide leadership is needed to position business schools to respond to emerging priorities
This report lays the foundation for this long-term initiative.
Reviewers provide their comments in writing on Form RCSR or equivalent document.
Comments are submitted to the DM electronically via Document Control by the date and time
indicated on the review package transmittal letter. If a reviewer has no comments, he/she
indicates “No Comments” on the Form RCSR and returns it to Document Control and the DM.
The DM conducts a Comment Resolution meeting to document and resolve responses to review
This is the problem with benchmarking Security Information Event Management (SIEM) sys-
tems, which collect security events from one to thousands of devices, each with its own differ-
ent log data format. If we take every conceivable environment into consideration, it is impossi-
ble to benchmark SIEM systems. We can, however, set one baseline environment against which
to benchmark and then include equations so that organizations can extrapolate their own
benchmark requirements. That is the approach of this paper....
Since other public investments can provide greater short-term employment and business
activity per dollar spent, transportation projects would not be selected if economic
stimulation were the only objective. Transportation investments justified if they also
increase future economic productivity by reducing business transportation costs, such as
traffic congestion and energy consumption, or achieve other objectives such as improved
mobility for non-drivers.
Journalists are often ill equipped to meet the information needs of special populations during
health-related emergencies. They also may not see it as their job or role to communicate
directly with these audiences. Special populations include elderly people, disabled people,
homeless people, housebound populations, racial and cultural minorities, linguistic minorities,
illiterate populations, transient populations (for example, tourists, business travellers and
migrant workers) and institutionalized populations.
One-quarter of the respondents said they do not use social media and have no plans to do so. “Investors
and customers are not using social media to find out about us,” said a vice president of investor relations
at a multinational packaging firm. “We don’t interact directly with consumers, we go through business
channels. We are very sensitive about any part of the company that interacts with the public.