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  • Transcultural Flow of Globalized TV Franchises: Examining The X Factor and Vietnam Idol from a Discourse Analysis Perspective revealed that despite the similar format of the TV Franchises, different specific judging strategies were employed to adapt to different communication styles, audience tastes and cultural values of the british and Vietnamese cultures.

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  • What is programming? Programming, according to Dictionary.com, is “a set of coded instructions that enables a machine, especially a computer, to perform a desired sequence of operations.” In other words, programming allows you to make your computer do whatever you want it to do. Programming is used in everything related to the computer, but there are many distinct flavors of programming. This book teaches game programming.

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  • A preliminary investigation of the raw data reveals that in the 1998–2002 period, a few country portfolios (and the world portfolio) exhibit very high volatility. In particular, the TMT industries (information technology, media, and telecommunication) witnessed a tremendous increase in volatility during that period, as Brooks and Del Negro (2004) document. This increase in volatil- ity is also noticeable for the style portfolios, especially for the small firms.

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  • Chris Adcock is Professor of Financial Econometrics in the University of Sheffield. His career includes several years working in quantitative investment management in the City and, prior to that, a decade in management science consultancy. His research interests are in the development of robust and non-standard methods for modelling expected returns, portfolio selection methods and the properties of optimized portfolios. He has acted as an advisor to a number of asset management firms. He is the founding editor of the European Journal of Finance. George A.

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  • Motivation Scale, an instrument that measures six supportive factors related to learning (self-belief, value of schooling, learning focus, planning and monitoring, study management, persistence) and four factors that undermine learning (anxiety, low control, failure avoidance, self-sabotage).

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  • Sixth, this study can claim several new findings. This is the first mutual fund study to expose the evidence of a liquidity premium and emphasise the inclusion of including a liquidity factor in the fund performance measure (Chapter 6). This study also provides new findings about emerging markets. In Chapter 4, the study reveals the style of fund managers in these markets and shows that they rely on medium capitalisation strategy. This chapter also relates the sensitivity of data frequency to the fund performance.

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  • A summary of the different styles of hedge funds and the proportion of the market they occupy is shown in Table 4, based on Hedge Fund Industry Research data. An indication of the broad activity involved in the style is shown on the right hand side. Most of these strategies are long-short in nature: all of the equity hedge (e.g. long a stock and long a put to hedge its fall); most of event driven (e.g. buy the target M&A company and sell the buyer); all of relative value arbitrage (e.g. buy the London listing and sell the...

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  • Chapter 14 - Leadership: Styles and behaviors. After reading this chapter, you should be able to answer the following questions: What is leadership and what does it mean for a leader to be "effective"? What traits and characteristics are related to leader emergence and leader effectiveness? What four styles can leaders use to make decisions, and what factors combine to make these styles more effective in a given situation?...

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  • Average rental rates quoted in the Apartment Association report may be somewhat inflated due to the periodic addition of new communities upon their completion, most of which have rental rates above the metro average. Uncounted in these averages is the effect of special deals, reduced or eliminated security deposits and other concessions meant to retain or attract residents, a situation slowly declining in value and experience as vacancy rates declined. Rental rates are usually quoted with water and sewer costs included but with the tenant paying for electricity and natural gas.

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  • As the 1980s progressed, so did the success of Richard Melman and LEYE. With the desire to embrace diverse styles of cuisine, LEYE developed a variety of concepts including seafood house, Shaw’s Crab House/Blue Crab Lounge (1984-85), Spanish tapas restaurant Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! (1986), upscale dining at Everest (1986) and innovative Mexican creations at Hat Dance (1988). LEYE’s fast growing Italian Division has also experienced great success with establishments such as Tucci Benucch (1988), its city cousin Tucci Milan (1989) and the southern Italian trattoria, Scoozi! (1986).

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  • Leadership for Entrepreneurs Starting a new successful business involves more than a technology or service idea and a business plan. To survive, the entrepreneurial leader must adjust both focus and leadership style as the company moves from startup to development of infrastructure and f inally to enterprise. By examining the leadership qualities of successful entrepreneurs, you understand how they proactively adapt their focus and leadership styles to enhance the growth potential of their businesses.

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  • Technology has expanded operations of the apparel and footwear industries to a more global scale. It has also provided closer working relationships between retailers and manufacturers. Technology has improved efficiency and has reduced the amount of manual labor. “Rapid improvements in computer technology have helped to shorten the new product development phase from years to practically months, especially in the fashion/style/high- performance areas.

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  • Organizations will renew their focus on talent development as they look to grow and gain competitive advantage in new markets. When we asked PMO managers about the most critical factors for success, the skill sets of their project and program managers were a top concern. Our 2011 PMI Project Management Salary Survey found that nearly 70% of organizations now have a career path for those engaged in project or program management. However, the majority of these are still informal and not clearly defined and in writing. ...

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  • A younger investor, less concerned about these issues, may not be sat- isfied with the lower expected return that inflation hedging implies. It follows from a model with additional hedge portfolios that an OE portfolio for performance evaluation should have the same exposures as the managed portfolio to be evaluated, not just with respect to the overall market, but also with respect to the other relevant risk factors. A related asset pricing model is the Arbitrage Pricing model of Ross (APT, 1976), which allows for several risk factors to determine assets’ expected returns.

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  • The versatility of options stems from the variety of strategies available to the investor. Some of the more basic uses of options are explained in the following examples. For more detailed explanations, contact your broker or any of the exchanges. For purposes of illustration, commission and transaction costs, tax considerations and the costs involved in margin accounts have been omitted from the examples in this document. These factors will affect a strategy's potential outcome, so always check with your broker and tax advisor before entering into any of these strategies.

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  • In selecting furniture, your taste and sense of style is the deciding factor and our ability to fulfill custom orders is key. Let us help you make a personal statement. across all of our brands we’ll give you options with hundreds of fabric choices – wonderfully soft chenilles, 100% cotton denims, plush microfibers – and a range of colors, prints, stripes, florals and patterns to entice you. even fabrics with technology, like rowe’s wearSmart, offer attributes like cleanability, stain resistance and water resistance for real, everyday living.

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  • According to Barthes it is especially the mechanical and thus objective status of photographic depiction – the photograph as a non-coded message – that enhances the myth of naturalness, because by its tight coupling with the depict- ed world it naturalises the symbolic layers of meaning. Furthermore, it is on the level of style that human interventions manifest themselves and a shift from the natural to the culturally coded occurs, thus triggering another layer of mean- ing. It was this notion of style that Barthes (2004: 47) described as the ‘third’ or ‘obtuse’ meaning.

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  • SUMMING IT UP • The GMAT places less emphasis on writing style and mechanics than on content and organization—but these factors can influence the exam reader and affect your score if the way you write interferes with the reader’s understanding of your ideas. Keep your overall tone and voice relatively formal and try to vary sentence length. Work on writing as clearly and concisely as possible. If you feel as though you need to build your vocabulary to strengthen your essay writing, consult the Word List in Appendix C of this book. Watch your diction and use of idioms; make...

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  • The specialization that characterizes every vocation leads naturally to a specialized vocabulary, to the invention of new words or the re-charging of old words. Such special words and phrases become slang only when they are used outside their vocational group and then only if they change their meaning or are applied in other ways [..,] But, whatever the source, personality and one's surroundings (social or occupational) are the two co-efficients, the two chief factors, the determining causes of the nature of slang, as they are of language in general and of style.1...

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  • Major Influences on Clinical Decision-Making More than a decade of research on variations in clinician practice patterns has shed much light on forces that shape clinical decisions. The use of heuristic "shortcuts," as detailed above, provides a partial explanation, but several other key factors play an important role in shaping diagnostic hypotheses and management decisions.

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