Shrinking competition

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  • The programming language Python links the database to the “front-end” (main interface) of the timeline. Digital layouts and comps begin to set the visual tone and the aesthetics of an interface, but when the end product is intended for web use, there is no substitute for transferring the design into an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and reproducing the design with HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and Javascript. Illustrator and Photoshop “comps” were recreated in Aptana Studio, the IDE application used to design and build the GDHit interface.

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  • Distance-based insurance reflects the principle that prices should be based on costs. It gives consumers a new way to save money by returning to individual motorists the insurance cost savings that result when they drive less. Motorists who continue their current mileage would be no worse off on average then they are now (excepting any additional transaction costs), while those who reduce their mileage save money. Distance-based pricing can help achieve several public policy goals including actuarial accuracy, equity, affordability, road safety, consumer savings and choice.

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  • In the last decade, there has been increased recognition of the importance of addressing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health (2) and the subsequent 2008–2013 Action Plan for the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (3) set out a strategy to tackle NCDs. Highlighting the importance of addressing food marketing to children was part of this plan.

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  • The scale for the vertical axis of the figures generally runs from a negative 25% to a positive 125%, since, for the majority of the programs, the net amount priced varies between these two levels. However, a few programs have more extreme values of the percentage priced. Note that the amount priced is a measure of within-crop year price risk, as the higher the proportion of a crop priced, the lower the sensitivity of the value of the farmer’s position to crop price changes. When 100% of the crop is priced there is no price sensitivity, which...

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  • The President also expressed similar sentiments during his speech commemorating the country’s 48th Independence Anniversary. President Bozize called on his fellow citizens to reconcile and rebuild their country. He promised to grant amnesty to rebel groups and provided they lay down their arms, reintegrate them in normal public life. Unfortunately this statement was given against a backdrop of continuing violence and instability in the country’s northwestern prefectures.

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  • The measures administered over the course of the study included both researcher- developed tests and standardized tests of the components of reading described above. The researcher-developed tests included the following: a phonology test and a phonemic segmentation task (phonological awareness); a letter, word, and pseudoword naming task (word reading); and tests of cognate awareness and morphological awareness (word knowledge).

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  • The topic of real assets is currently being intensively discussed in the media and among investors. The turbulence in the financial markets since the start of the subprime crisis in 2007, together with latent worries about inflation resulting from unorthodox financial policies, mean that investors are looking for alternatives to investments in stocks or bonds. Preservation of capital has taken on a new significance. Gold has benefitted from this in the last few years.

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  • Treasury securities are maintained in book-entry form in either the Reserve Banks’ Fedwire Securities Service or the Treasury’s TreasuryDirect system, which is also operated by the Reserve Banks. Even though TreasuryDirect holds less than 2 percent of all outstanding Treasury securities, it provides a convenient way for individuals to hold their securities directly, rather than with a third party such as a depository institution.

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  • Ozone pollution, which is invisible, can irritate the respiratory system, reduce lung function, inflame and damage the lining of the lungs and the cilia, and cause structural damage of the lungs. Ozone pollution can also reduce the number and functioning ability of bacteria-destroying white blood cells. Ozone pollution can aggravate asthma and increase people’s susceptibility to respiratory illnesses like pneumonia and bronchitis.

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  • Road accident related fatal risk differs from air pollution related risk. The latter is to a large extent involuntary and beyond the responsibility and control of those exposed to it. In addition, while taking the risk of a traffic accident, driving itself offers a direct personal benefit. On the other hand, air pollution related risk is less often connected to a direct personal benefit, although it is to some extent transport induced. Because of this different risk context, air pollution related risk aversion is likely to be higher than for fatal road accidents.

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  • We examined relationships between dominant travel mode and distance, stratified by school type and show St. Paul school district in table 3. As an illustration, figure 2 displays the locations of one neighborhood and one magnet school in St. Paul and the home locations of respondents who attend the respective schools. The data show similarities in travel mode between magnet and neighborhood schools for similar distances to school. The percentage of St. Paul children who walk or bicycle is similar for neighborhood and magnet schools at distances less than 0.

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  • Many companies make investment to sponsor the big sports events such as Olympic, World Cup and popular sports games. Although being official sponsor requires a huge amount of financial resource, it is expected to create more favorable outcomes including profit increase, improved stock returns, and positive advertising effect. While sports sponsorships were 7.8% of the size of advertising expense in 1985, they were 13.9% of the size in 2006 (BMI Sport info).

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  • Database programming begins with the database. A well-performing, scalable data- base application depends heavily on proper database design. Just about every time I have encountered a problematic database application, a large part of the problem sat in the underlying data model. Before you worry too much about writing Java code, it is important to lay the proper foundation for that Java code in the database. Relational data architecture is the discipline of structuring databases to serve applica- tion needs while remaining scalable to future demands and usage patterns.

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  • In the body of research investigating students’ attitudes towards interacting with other students in online and distance education courses, there are some studies that report overwhelmingly positive attitudes. For example, O’Reilly and Newton (2002) found the majority of their 90 survey respondents highly valued interaction with peers and reported a wide range of benefits including mutual support, friendships, a reduced sense of isolation and new insights into the concepts being studied. Yildiz and Chang (2003) similarly reported that most...

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  • The majority of previous studies in this area have employed structural quality measures to evaluate health interventions, such as the presence of medical doctors (Thomas et al 1996), nurses (Thomas et al 1996; Thomas and Strauss, 1992), hospital beds (Thomas et al 1996), drug supply (Strauss 1990), and village midwives (Frankenberg and Thomas, 2001) 1 . The underlying assumption in employing structural measures is that the availability of such tangible assets leads to high technical quality with no variation in provider practice.

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  • The CSS PROFILE is used primarily by expensive private schools to determine your true ability to pay. In addition to using the FAFSA to determine an initial EFC, private schools use the PROFILE to look for supplemental sources of funding. For instance, colleges requiring the PROFILE will ask about home equity and treat it as a legitimate source for funding college, whereas colleges requiring only the FAFSA do not.

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  • Students who seek to work in public service or the public interest sector of the profession face special challenges in financing their legal educations because salaries for such jobs are low. Students graduating from law school with the average amount of indebtedness may find that the average entry-level public service or public interest salary ($43,000 for 2009 graduates) will not provide the resources needed to repay their law school loans and cover their basic living expenses.

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  •  is report is a collaborative e ort between Cisco, the global leader in Internet architecture, and Global Business Network (GBN), the world’s foremost scenario consultancy. It is o ered as a contribution to ongoing discussions and e orts to harness the huge potential of Internet and IP networks to drive economic and human development around the world.  is is of particular relevance to emerging-market countries where the relatively low level of Internet use today reveals a wide opportunity gap in terms of economic productivity and social inclusion.

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  • The goal of the National Drug Policy is to provide right drugs to the right patients in the right quantity at the right time and affordable prices. The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW) has been making effort to achieve this goal through various ways including receiving donations from various donors during emergency situation or as development aid. Unfortunately, there have been no official guidelines to assist the donors and recipients on Good Donation Practices.

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  • The second objective of governor adjustment is twofold: to adjust the governor to optimize performance within the power system and to optimize the governor’s ability to carry an isolated load. Most governor manufacturer’s literature provides a procedure for adjusting the governor. These procedures usually require making adjustments to minimize visible “hunting” by the governor.

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