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1

RFID for personal asset tracking  

Microsoft Academic Search

The proposed mobile device uses radio frequency identification (RFID) to keep track of registered objects that are within range of the user. The goal is to provide a new security solution for keeping belongings that are carried around. The device consists of a mobile RFID reader and a control program with a graphical user interface. The assets are attached with

S. Chan; A. Connell; R. Kamoua

2009-01-01

2

Empirical properties of asset returns: stylized facts and statistical issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a set of stylized empirical facts emerging from the statistical analysis of price variations in various types of financial markets. We first discuss some general issues common to all statistical studies of financial time series. Various statistical properties of asset returns are then described: distributional properties, tail properties and extreme fluctuations, pathwise regularity, linear and nonlinear dependence of

Rama Cont

2001-01-01

3

Can Personal Financial Management Education Promote Asset Accumulation by the Poor?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper asks whether personal financial management education is an effective mechanism for helping lower-income households accumulate financial assets and improve credit histories. The paper argues that the best existing studies of the effectiveness of financial literacy initiatives suggest that such initiatives might help lower-income households build savings and improve credit records, but the results are only suggestive due to

John P. Caskey

2006-01-01

4

NASA Personal Property Disposal Manual  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Personal Property Disposal Manual is issued pursuant to Subchapters E and H of the Federal Property Management Regulations and the Space Act of 1958, as amended. It sets forth policy and procedural guidance for NASA personnel for the reporting, utilization, redistribution, and disposal of installation and contractor-held NASA excess and surplus personal property.

1988-01-01

5

20 CFR 404.1084 - Gain or loss from disposition of property; capital assets; timber, coal, and iron ore...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...property; capital assets; timber, coal, and iron ore; involuntary conversion. 404...property; capital assets; timber, coal, and iron ore; involuntary conversion. (a...or loss; (3) From the disposal of iron ore mined in the United States,...

2013-04-01

6

32 CFR 174.13 - Personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Personal property. 174.13 Section 174.13 National Defense...ADDRESSING IMPACTS OF REALIGNMENT Personal Property § 174.13 Personal property. (a) This section outlines...

2013-07-01

7

Aggregated condition scores bridging the gap between property management and asset management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Asset management and property management should be based on objective, reliable information about the performance of buildings and building components. Technical data collected during a condition survey on-site is needed for strategy formulation and for maintenance planning of each estate. Supplementary technical information is needed for the detailed planning and executing of maintenance work. In 2006 a Dutch Standard for

Ad Straub

2006-01-01

8

25 CFR 117.30 - Sale of personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 false Sale of personal property. 117.30 Section 117.30 ...COMPETENCY § 117.30 Sale of personal property. The superintendent may approve the sale of restricted personal property other than livestock. The...

2011-04-01

9

Personal and Ecological Assets and Academic Competence in Early Adolescence: The Mediating Role of School Engagement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although the role of school engagement in influencing childrens academic competence has been recognized in past theory and\\u000a research, how school engagement may mediate the relationships between ecological and personal resources and academic competence\\u000a remains largely unknown. Using structural equation modeling procedures, the present study was aimed at examining the role\\u000a of school engagement in mediating the associations between ecological

Yibing LiJacqueline; Jacqueline V. Lerner; Richard M. Lerner

2010-01-01

10

75 FR 61412 - Information Collection; Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) and Firefighter Property (FFP...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Excess Personal Property (FEPP) and Firefighter Property (FFP) Program Cooperative...Excess Personal Property (FEPP) and Firefighter Property (FFP) program Cooperative...Excess Personal Property (FEPP) and Firefighter Property (FFP) Cooperative...

2010-10-05

11

Inspection Report "Personal Property Management at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory"  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) is a premier research and development institution for science and technology supporting the core mission of national security. According to Livermore, as of November 2008 the Laboratory managed 64,933 items of Government personal property valued at about $1 billion. At the beginning of Fiscal Year 2008, Livermore reported 249 DOE property items valued at about $1.3 million that were missing, unaccounted for, or stolen during Fiscal Year 2007. Livermore centrally tracks property utilizing the Sunflower Assets system (Sunflower), which reflects the cradle to grave history of each property item. Changes in the custodianship and/or location of a property item must be timely reported by the custodian to the respective property center representative for updating in Sunflower. In Fiscal Year 2008, over 2,000 individuals were terminated as a result of workforce reduction at Livermore, of which about 750 received a final notification of termination on the same day that they were required to depart the facility. All of these terminations potentially necessitated updates to the property database, but the involuntary terminations had the potential to pose particular challenges because of the immediacy of individuals departures. The objective of our inspection was to evaluate the adequacy of Livermore's internal controls over Government property. Based upon the results of our preliminary field work, we particularly focused on personal property assigned to terminated individuals and stolen laptop computers. We concluded that Livermore's internal controls over property could be improved, which could help to reduce the number of missing, unaccounted for, or stolen property items. Specifically, we found that: (1) The location and/or custodian of approximately 18 percent of the property items in our sample, which was drawn from the property assigned to individuals terminated on short notice in 2008, was inaccurately reflected in Sunflower. The data in this system is relied upon for tracking purposes, so inaccurate entries could increase the probability of property not being located during inventories and, thus, being reported as 'lost' or 'missing'. We believe that providing formal training to property custodians, which was not being done at the time of our inspection, could help improve this situation. (2) Some property custodians were not adequately protecting their Government laptop computers when taking them offsite, and they were not held accountable for the subsequent theft of the laptops. We made several recommendations to management intended to improve property controls at Livermore.

None

2009-05-01

12

Grasping the Concept of Personal Property  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The concept of property is integral to personal and societal development, yet understanding of the cognitive basis of ownership is limited. Objects are the most basic form of property, so our physical interactions with owned objects may elucidate nuanced aspects of ownership. We gave participants a coffee mug to decorate, use and keep. The

Constable, Merryn D.; Kritikos, Ada; Bayliss, Andrew P.

2011-01-01

13

28 CFR 553.11 - Limitations on inmate personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...approved locking device for personal property storage in regular...inmate may store in designated personal property containers. Staff...destination of the inmate's choice. Where the inmate refuses...of this section. (h) Personal Photos. An inmate may...

2010-07-01

14

28 CFR 553.11 - Limitations on inmate personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...approved locking device for personal property storage in regular...inmate may store in designated personal property containers. Staff...destination of the inmate's choice. Where the inmate refuses...of this section. (h) Personal Photos. An inmate may...

2009-07-01

15

Investing in times of inflation fears: Diversification properties of investments in liquid real assets  

Microsoft Academic Search

The financial crisis and the rescue measures taken by governments and central banks increased investors' interest in liquidity and in real assets supposed to offer a hedge against inflation. Against this background, we investigate empirically four real assets (real estate, commodities, infrastructure, and shipping) for which there are investment instruments available which trade in liquid markets. Our empirical study using

Michael B. Grelck; Stefan Prigge; Lars Tegtmeier; Mihail Topalov; Igor Torpan

2010-01-01

16

41 CFR 109-1.5148 - Personal property management reports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...false Personal property management reports. 109-1.5148 Section 109-1.5148 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

17

Ten rules for asset protection planning.  

PubMed

Asset protection planning is a highly technical area of legal planning. Because of the fraudulent transfer laws, asset protection planning must be done in advance of any claim, be technically sound, not rely upon secrecy, and avoid any number of critical mistakes including keeping personal and business assets separate. Physicians who engage in asset protection planning must avoid critical mistakes, and not count on bankruptcy to provide relief from creditors. General rules and cautions for those who are considering the creation of an asset protection plan for their personal assets. PMID:24800435

Adkisson, Jay D; Keller, Lawrence B

2013-12-01

18

42 CFR 35.65 - Acceptable personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MEDICAL CARE AND EXAMINATIONS HOSPITAL AND STATION MANAGEMENT Contributions for the Benefit of Patients § 35.65 Acceptable personal property. Contributions of personal...

2012-10-01

19

41 CFR 109-1.5102 - Maximum use of personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...1-INTRODUCTION 1.51-Personal Property Management Standards and Practices § 109-1.5102 Maximum use of personal property. Personal property management practices shall assure the best possible use of personal property....

2013-07-01

20

The Discipline of Asset Allocation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of asset allocation for college/university endowment funds focuses on three levels of risk: (1) the absolute risk of the portfolio (usually leading to asset diversification); (2) the benchmark risk (usually comparison with peer institutions; and (3) personal career risk (which may incline managers toward maximizing short-term returns,

Petzel, Todd E.

2000-01-01

21

41 CFR 102-74.105 - What are asset services?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 74-FACILITY MANAGEMENT Facility Management Asset Services § 102-74.105 What are asset services? Asset...

2010-07-01

22

41 CFR 102-74.105 - What are asset services?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 74-FACILITY MANAGEMENT Facility Management Asset Services § 102-74.105 What are asset services? Asset...

2009-07-01

23

76 FR 17188 - Additional Identifying Information Associated With Persons Whose Property and Interests in...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Libya'' AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control...Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Libya,'' whose property and interests in property...Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Libya,'' (the ``Order'') pursuant...

2011-03-28

24

Personal Property Traffic Management Regulation. Change 4.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Regulation prescribes traffic management procedures for the movement and storage of HHG, UB, mobile homes, POVs, and POFs. Its provisions do not apply to the administration or interpretation of entitlements, the shipment or storage of personal propert...

1989-01-01

25

25 CFR 117.31 - Removal of restrictions from personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Removal of restrictions from personal property. 117.31 Section 117.31 Indians...Removal of restrictions from personal property. The superintendent may relinquish title to personal property (other than livestock) held by...

2011-04-01

26

48 CFR 1852.245-78 - Physical inventory of capital personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Physical inventory of capital personal property...Provisions and Clauses 1852.245-78 Physical inventory of capital personal property...i), insert the following clause. Physical Inventory of Capital Personal...

2011-10-01

27

48 CFR 1852.245-78 - Physical inventory of capital personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Physical inventory of capital personal property...Provisions and Clauses 1852.245-78 Physical inventory of capital personal property...i), insert the following clause. Physical Inventory of Capital Personal...

2012-10-01

28

22 CFR 136.4 - Restrictions on dispositions of personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...was not acquired for bona fide personal use. For purposes of this subsection...assign or otherwise dispose of personal property within a foreign country...members. (g) For purposes of computing profits on personal property dispositions...

2009-04-01

29

22 CFR 136.4 - Restrictions on dispositions of personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...was not acquired for bona fide personal use. For purposes of this subsection...assign or otherwise dispose of personal property within a foreign country...members. (g) For purposes of computing profits on personal property dispositions...

2010-04-01

30

41 CFR 102-38.45 - What are an executive agency's responsibilities in selling personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION PERSONAL PROPERTY 38-SALE OF PERSONAL...Adjust your property and financial records to reflect the...

2013-07-01

31

Systems and processes for technology asset management  

US Patent & Trademark Office Database

Embodiments of the present invention relate to systems and methods for technology asset management. In an embodiment, the technology asset management system includes a web interface for technology asset management customers and a server back end database to store technology asset management information. The technology asset management system can also include one or more of a plurality of intercoupled technology asset management modules, wherein the technology asset management modules include one or more of an invention submission module, an innovation awards module, a portfolio management module, a patent strategy module, and an intellectual property licensing management module. The one or more technology asset management modules can be coupled to the web interface and the server back end database.

2009-12-15

32

39 CFR 3060.23 - Identified property and equipment assets report.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Competitive Products Property and Equipment AssetsPRC Form CP-03 [$ in 000s] Finance No. Financelocation Assetidentifier Assetdescription Cost Accumulated depreciation Net book value Total $x,xxx $x,xxx...

2013-07-01

33

Asset Building as a Community Revitalization Strategy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summarizes findings from studies that address the effects of assets on personal well-being, economic security, civic behavior, women's status, and children's well-being. Examines implications of asset-building demonstrations and research, presenting it as a new way of thinking about antipoverty strategies where resources are emphasized more than

Page-Adams, Deborah; Sherraden, Michael

1997-01-01

34

16 CFR 802.2 - Certain acquisitions of real property assets.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...hotel or motel, its improvements such as golf, swimming, tennis, restaurant, health...hotel or motel, its improvements such as golf, swimming, tennis, restaurant, health...land is real property used primarily as a golf course or a swimming or tennis club...

2009-01-01

35

16 CFR 802.2 - Certain acquisitions of real property assets.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...hotel or motel, its improvements such as golf, swimming, tennis, restaurant, health...hotel or motel, its improvements such as golf, swimming, tennis, restaurant, health...land is real property used primarily as a golf course or a swimming or tennis club...

2010-01-01

36

Guidelines for School Property Accounting in Colorado, Part II--General Fixed Asset Accounts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The second publication of a series of three issued by the Colorado Department of Education is designed as a guide for local school districts in the development of a property accounting system. It defines and classifies groups of accounts whereby financial information, taken from inventory records, may be transcribed into debit and credit entries

Stiverson, Clare L.

37

Inspection of management of excess personal property at Rocky Flats  

SciTech Connect

Inspection revealed that immediate management attention is needed to properly control, store, and dispose of excess personal property at Rocky Flats. Current system of operation does not allow for efficient, timely, cost effective management; current storage and disposal practices are not consistent with contract requirements or DOE policies and procedures. Other deficiencies are pointed out. Results of inspection are divided into 4 sections: contract changeover issues, moratorium issues, additional excess property issues, and award fee observations. Recommendations are outlined.

Not Available

1993-05-17

38

41 CFR 109-42.1102-52 - Low level contaminated personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Low level contaminated personal property...Regulations System (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS UTILIZATION...of Property § 109-42.1102-52 Low level contaminated personal...

2013-07-01

39

Technical Qualifications for Treating Photovoltaic Assets as Real Property by Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)  

SciTech Connect

It has been proposed that Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have the potential to lower the cost and increase the adoption of photovoltaic systems (PV) by offering a more attractive source of capital. The purpose of this paper is to explain the fundamental physical characteristics of PV and compare them to the characteristics of 'real' property, to help determine whether REITs can own PV systems.

Feldman, D.; Mendelsohn, M.; Coughlin, J.

2012-06-01

40

ASSET ALLOCATION AND ASSET PRICING IN THE FACE OF SYSTEMIC RISK: A LITERATURE OVERVIEW AND ASSESSMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides a detailed overview of the current research linking systemic risk, financial crises and contagion effects among assets on the one hand with asset allocation and asset pricing theory on the other hand. Based on the ample literature about definitions, measurement and properties of systemic risk, we derive some elementary ingredients for models of financial contagion and assess

CHRISTOPH MEINERDING

2012-01-01

41

17 CFR 210.6-05 - Statements of net assets.  

... 2014-04-01 false Statements of net assets. 210.6-05 Section 210...Companies 210.6-05 Statements of net assets. In lieu of the balance sheet...part, persons may substitute a statement of net assets if at least 95 percent of...

2014-04-01

42

17 CFR 210.6-05 - Statements of net assets.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... 2011-04-01 false Statements of net assets. 210.6-05 Section 210...Companies 210.6-05 Statements of net assets. In lieu of the balance sheet...persons may substitute a statement of net assets if at least 95 percent of the...

2011-04-01

43

Office of Foreign Assets Control  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Department of Treasury "enforces economic and trade sanctions against targeted foreign countries, terrorism sponsoring organizations and international narcotics traffickers based on U.S. foreign policy and national security goals." Their Website consists of overviews of asset control and/or sanction regulations in countries including Iran, Iraq, Cuba, and Libya. A master list of specially designated nationals and blocked persons (SDN) is organized in alphabetical order, and recent changes to the SDN lists are also included. All files must be downloaded in .pdf format.

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41 CFR 109-1.5110 - Physical inventories of personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Physical inventories of personal property. 109-1...Standards and Practices 109-1.5110 Physical inventories of personal property. (a) Physical inventories of those categories of...

2012-01-01

45

41 CFR 109-1.5110 - Physical inventories of personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Physical inventories of personal property. 109-1...Standards and Practices 109-1.5110 Physical inventories of personal property. (a) Physical inventories of those categories of...

2011-01-01

46

41 CFR 109-1.5110 - Physical inventories of personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Physical inventories of personal property. 109-1...Standards and Practices 109-1.5110 Physical inventories of personal property. (a) Physical inventories of those categories of...

2010-07-01

47

32 CFR 536.60 - Splitting property damage and personal injury claims.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Splitting property damage and personal injury claims. 536...Claims § 536.60 Splitting property damage and personal injury claims. Normally, a claim will include all damages that accrue by reason of the...

2013-07-01

48

49 CFR 1544.202 - Persons and property onboard an all-cargo aircraft.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Persons and property onboard an all-cargo aircraft. 1544.202 Section 1544.202...SECURITY CIVIL AVIATION SECURITY AIRCRAFT OPERATOR SECURITY: AIR CARRIERS AND...Persons and property onboard an all-cargo aircraft. Each aircraft operator...

2013-10-01

49

The asset market game  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper models asset markets as a game where assets pay according to an arbitrary returns matrix, investors decide on fractions of wealth to allocate to each asset, and prices result from market clearing. The only pure-strategy Nash equilibrium is to split wealth proportionally to the assets expected returns, which can be interpreted as investing according to the fundamentals. Further,

Carlos Als-Ferrer; Ana B. Ania

2005-01-01

50

28 CFR 553.15 - Limitations on personal property-medical transfers.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...storage of all inmate personal property not accompanying the inmate. (c) Personal property permitted...destination of the inmate's choice. (1) If the inmate...destination of the inmate's choice. Where lack of space...forwarding the inmate's personal property. (d)...

2009-07-01

51

28 CFR 553.15 - Limitations on personal property-medical transfers.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...storage of all inmate personal property not accompanying the inmate. (c) Personal property permitted...destination of the inmate's choice. (1) If the inmate...destination of the inmate's choice. Where lack of space...forwarding the inmate's personal property. (d)...

2010-07-01

52

48 CFR 52.247-21 - Contractor Liability for Personal Injury and/or Property Damage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Liability for Personal Injury and/or Property Damage. 52.247-21 Section 52.247-21...Liability for Personal Injury and/or Property Damage. As prescribed in 47.207-7...for Personal Injury and/or Property Damage (APR 1984) (a) The Contractor...

2013-10-01

53

41 CFR 102-36.235 - What information do we provide when reporting excess personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...provide when reporting excess personal property? 102-36.235 Section 102-36.235 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

54

41 CFR 102-36.275 - May we dispose of excess personal property without GSA approval?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 ...May we dispose of excess personal property without GSA approval? 102-36...102-36.275 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

55

41 CFR 102-74.375 - What is the policy on admitting persons to Government property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...policy on admitting persons to Government property? 102-74.375 Section 102-74.375 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

56

41 CFR 102-41.80 - When is personal property voluntarily abandoned?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false When is personal property voluntarily abandoned? 102-41...102-41.80 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

57

41 CFR 102-36.70 - What must we consider when acquiring excess personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...consider when acquiring excess personal property? 102-36.70 Section 102-36.70 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

58

41 CFR 102-36.220 - Must we report all excess personal property to GSA?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01... Must we report all excess personal property to GSA? 102-36.220 Section 102-36.220 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

59

41 CFR 102-36.390 - How may we dispose of foreign excess personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...we dispose of foreign excess personal property? 102-36.390 Section 102-36.390 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

60

41 CFR 102-36.230 - Where do we send the reports of excess personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...we send the reports of excess personal property? 102-36.230 Section 102-36.230 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

61

41 CFR 109-1.5105 - Identification marking of personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01... Identification marking of personal property. 109-1.5105 Section 109-1.5105 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

62

41 CFR 109-1.5203 - Management of subcontractor-held personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...Management of subcontractor-held personal property. 109-1.5203 Section 109-1.5203 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

63

41 CFR 109-1.5205 - Personal property management system changes.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...false Personal property management system changes. 109-1...Section 109-1.5205 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

64

41 CFR 109-1.5002 - Personal property management program objectives.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...false Personal property management program objectives. 109-1...Section 109-1.5002 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

65

77 FR 70178 - Application for the Transfer of Physical Assets  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FR-5603-N-84] Application for the Transfer of Physical Assets AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information...housing properties are not placed in physical, financial, or managerial jeopardy during a transfer of physical assets. DATES: Comments Due...

2012-11-23

66

Demonstration and Validation Assets: User Manual Development  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the development of a database-supported user manual for DEMVAL assets in the NSTI area of operations and focuses on providing comprehensive user information on DEMVAL assets serving businesses with national security technology applications in southern New Mexico. The DEMVAL asset program is being developed as part of the NSPP, funded by both Department of Energy (DOE) and NNSA. This report describes the development of a comprehensive user manual system for delivering indexed DEMVAL asset information to be used in marketing and visibility materials and to NSTI clients, prospective clients, stakeholders, and any person or organization seeking it. The data about area DEMVAL asset providers are organized in an SQL database with updateable application structure that optimizes ease of access and customizes search ability for the user.

None

2008-06-30

67

20 CFR 670.905 - Are loss and damages that occur to persons or personal property of students at Job Corps centers...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...persons or personal property of students at Job Corps centers eligible for reimbursement...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (CONTINUED) THE JOB CORPS UNDER TITLE I OF THE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT...persons or personal property of students at Job Corps centers eligible for...

2013-04-01

68

Modifying the release properties of liposomes toward personalized medicine.  

PubMed

Surfactant-liposome interactions have historically been investigated as a simplified model of solubilization and breakdown of biological membranes by surfactants. In contrast, our goal was to utilize surfactants to modify the encapsulation and release properties of liposomes. The ability to manufacture one liposomal formulation, which could be modified by the addition of a surfactant to support a wide range of release profiles, would provide greater flexibility than manufacturing multiple batches of liposomes, each differing in composition and with its own specific release profile. A liposomal ciprofloxacin formulation was modified by the addition of various surfactants. These formulations were characterized in terms of liposome structure by cryo-TEM imaging, vesicle size by dynamic light scattering, drug encapsulation by centrifugation-filtration, and in vitro release (IVR) performance. The addition of polysorbate 20 or polysorbate 80 to liposomal ciprofloxacin, in a hypotonic environment, resulted in a concentration-dependent loss of encapsulated drug, and above 0.4% polysorbate 20, or 0.2% polysorbate 80, a modified IVR profile as well. This study demonstrates that the encapsulation and release properties of a liposomal formulation can be modified postmanufacture by the addition of judiciously chosen surfactants in combination with osmotic swelling of the liposomes and may support a personalized approach to treating patients. 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. and the American Pharmacists Association J Pharm Sci. PMID:24715635

Cipolla, David; Wu, Huiying; Gonda, Igor; Eastman, Simon; Redelmeier, Tom; Chan, Hak-Kim

2014-06-01

69

41 CFR 102-36.370 - Are there special requirements concerning the use of excess personal property for disaster relief?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...of excess personal property for disaster relief? 102-36.370 Section...Disposal Requires Special Handling Disaster Relief Property § 102-36.370...excess personal property for disaster relief? Yes, upon declaration...

2010-07-01

70

41 CFR 102-36.370 - Are there special requirements concerning the use of excess personal property for disaster relief?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...of excess personal property for disaster relief? 102-36.370 Section...Disposal Requires Special Handling Disaster Relief Property § 102-36.370...excess personal property for disaster relief? Yes, upon declaration...

2009-07-01

71

41 CFR 102-36.370 - Are there special requirements concerning the use of excess personal property for disaster relief?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...of excess personal property for disaster relief? 102-36.370 Section...Disposal Requires Special Handling Disaster Relief Property 102-36.370...excess personal property for disaster relief? Yes, upon declaration...

2012-01-01

72

41 CFR 102-36.370 - Are there special requirements concerning the use of excess personal property for disaster relief?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...of excess personal property for disaster relief? 102-36.370 Section...Disposal Requires Special Handling Disaster Relief Property 102-36.370...excess personal property for disaster relief? Yes, upon declaration...

2011-01-01

73

22 CFR 136.4 - Restrictions on dispositions of personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...dispose of personal property within a foreign country in a manner that violates the...property were transacted in different currencies, proceeds received and costs incurred in a foreign currency shall be valued in United States...

2013-04-01

74

Inspection on the Management of Excess Personal Property at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) has a personal property inventory of over 53,500 line items with an acquisition value of over $823 million. It generates thousands of excess personal property items each year. In FY 2000, for example, Liv...

2001-01-01

75

Mission and Assets Database  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Mission and Assets Database (MADB) Version 1.0 is an SQL database system with a Web user interface to centralize information. The database stores flight project support resource requirements, view periods, antenna information, schedule, and forecast results for use in mid-range and long-term planning of Deep Space Network (DSN) assets.

Baldwin, John; Zendejas, Silvino; Gutheinz, Sandy; Borden, Chester; Wang, Yeou-Fang

2009-01-01

76

41 CFR 102-41.125 - What choices do I have for retaining or disposing of unclaimed personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 false What choices do I have for retaining...disposing of unclaimed personal property? 102-41...PROPERTY Unclaimed Personal Property § 102-41.125 What choices do I have for retaining...disposing of unclaimed personal property?...

2009-07-01

77

41 CFR 102-41.125 - What choices do I have for retaining or disposing of unclaimed personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false What choices do I have for retaining...disposing of unclaimed personal property? 102-41...PROPERTY Unclaimed Personal Property § 102-41.125 What choices do I have for retaining...disposing of unclaimed personal property?...

2010-07-01

78

16 CFR 801.11 - Annual net sales and total assets.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Annual net sales and total assets. 801.11 Section...OF 1976 COVERAGE RULES 801.11 Annual net sales and total assets. (a) The annual net sales and total assets of a person shall...

2012-01-01

79

16 CFR 801.11 - Annual net sales and total assets.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Annual net sales and total assets. 801.11 Section...OF 1976 COVERAGE RULES 801.11 Annual net sales and total assets. (a) The annual net sales and total assets of a person shall...

2013-01-01

80

17 CFR 210.6-09 - Statements of changes in net assets.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 false Statements of changes in net assets. 210.6-09 Section 210.6-09...Companies 210.6-09 Statements of changes in net assets. Statements of changes in net assets filed for persons to whom this...

2011-04-01

81

17 CFR 210.6-09 - Statements of changes in net assets.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-04-01 false Statements of changes in net assets. 210.6-09 Section 210.6-09...Companies 210.6-09 Statements of changes in net assets. Statements of changes in net assets filed for persons to whom this...

2012-04-01

82

17 CFR 210.6-09 - Statements of changes in net assets.  

...2014-04-01 false Statements of changes in net assets. 210.6-09 Section 210.6-09...Companies 210.6-09 Statements of changes in net assets. Statements of changes in net assets filed for persons to whom this...

2014-04-01

83

16 CFR 801.11 - Annual net sales and total assets.  

...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Annual net sales and total assets. 801.11 Section...OF 1976 COVERAGE RULES 801.11 Annual net sales and total assets. (a) The annual net sales and total assets of a person shall...

2014-01-01

84

16 CFR 801.11 - Annual net sales and total assets.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Annual net sales and total assets. 801.11 Section...OF 1976 COVERAGE RULES 801.11 Annual net sales and total assets. (a) The annual net sales and total assets of a person shall...

2011-01-01

85

16 CFR 801.11 - Annual net sales and total assets.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Annual net sales and total assets. 801.11 Section...OF 1976 COVERAGE RULES 801.11 Annual net sales and total assets. (a) The annual net sales and total assets of a person shall...

2010-01-01

86

28 CFR 553.11 - Limitations on inmate personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...on inmate unit bulletin boards. (b) Storage space. Staff shall set aside space within each housing area for use by an inmate...paragraph (b) of this section. (h) Personal Photos. An inmate may possess photographs,...

2013-07-01

87

41 CFR 102-36.305 - May we abandon or destroy excess personal property without reporting it to GSA?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...destruction § 102-36.305 May we abandon or destroy excess personal property without reporting it to GSA? Yes, you may abandon or destroy excess personal property when you have made a written determination that...

2009-07-01

88

41 CFR 102-36.305 - May we abandon or destroy excess personal property without reporting it to GSA?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...destruction § 102-36.305 May we abandon or destroy excess personal property without reporting it to GSA? Yes, you may abandon or destroy excess personal property when you have made a written determination that...

2010-07-01

89

78 FR 20644 - Information Collection; Tangible Personal Property Report (SF-428A, 428B, and 428C)  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...to tangible personal property when...by a Federal financial assistance award...the ``Grants Management'' and...Financial Assistance Management Improvement...S. Chief Financial Officers Council...standards for management and disposition...supplies (tangible personal property)...

2013-04-05

90

78 FR 38337 - Submission for OMB Review; Tangible Personal Property Report (SF-428A, 428B, and 428C)  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...to tangible personal property when...by a Federal financial assistance award...the ``Grants Management'' and...Financial Assistance Management Improvement...S. Chief Financial Officers Council...standards for management and disposition...supplies (tangible personal property)...

2013-06-26

91

41 CFR 102-75.750 - Who is eligible to receive surplus real and related personal property for correctional facility...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...and related personal property...enforcement, or emergency management response purposes...Regulations System (Continued...Enforcement, Or Emergency Management Response Purposes...and related personal property...enforcement, or emergency management response...

2009-07-01

92

41 CFR 102-75.750 - Who is eligible to receive surplus real and related personal property for correctional facility...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...and related personal property...enforcement, or emergency management response purposes...Regulations System (Continued...Enforcement, Or Emergency Management Response Purposes...and related personal property...enforcement, or emergency management response...

2010-07-01

93

Personal property at the Oak Ridge Operations Office and the Office of Scientific and Technical Information  

SciTech Connect

The Oak Ridge Operations Office (Operations Office) and the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) are responsible for safeguarding and controlling personal property in their possession and in the possession of their contractors. Categories of personal property include vehicles, heavy mobile equipment, computers and software, office furniture and equipment, laboratory equipment, security and protection equipment, and shop equipment. The objective of this audit was to determine whether the Operations Office and OSTI adequately safeguarded and properly accounted for personal property in their possession and in the possession of their non-integrated contractors.

NONE

1998-04-01

94

41 CFR 102-41.85 - What choices do I have for retaining or disposing of voluntarily abandoned personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false What choices do I have for retaining...voluntarily abandoned personal property? 102-41...Voluntarily Abandoned Personal Property § 102-41.85 What choices do I have for retaining...voluntarily abandoned personal property?...

2010-07-01

95

41 CFR 102-41.85 - What choices do I have for retaining or disposing of voluntarily abandoned personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 false What choices do I have for retaining...voluntarily abandoned personal property? 102-41...Voluntarily Abandoned Personal Property § 102-41.85 What choices do I have for retaining...voluntarily abandoned personal property?...

2009-07-01

96

Liquid Assets: Public Health  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This video segment from a WPSU documentary Liquid Assets connects public health to the availability of clean and safe drinking water and elaborates on the threats our bodies face due to increasing kinds and quantities of pollutants.

Wpsu

2008-11-19

97

Liquid Assets: Wastewater  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This video segment from a WPSU documentary Liquid Assets describes the progression of wastewater management from its early days to present day wastewater treatment systems. The development of Boston’s first-ever waste management system is described.

Wpsu

2008-11-20

98

48 CFR 53.301-120 - Standard Form 120, Report of Excess Personal Property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Regulations System 2 2006-10-01 2006-10-01 false Standard Form 120, Report of Excess Personal Property. 53.301-120 Section 53.301-120 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION...

2006-10-01

99

48 CFR 53.301-120 - Standard Form 120, Report of Excess Personal Property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...301-120 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (CONTINUED) CLAUSES AND FORMS FORMS Illustrations of Forms 53.301-120 Standard Form 120, Report of Excess Personal Property....

2013-10-01

100

48 CFR 53.302-91 - Release of Personal Property From Escrow.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...302-91 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (CONTINUED) CLAUSES AND FORMS FORMS Illustrations of Forms 53.302-91 Release of Personal Property From Escrow. EC01MY91.152 [55 FR 38523, Sept. 18,...

2013-10-01

101

41 CFR 109-43.305-50 - Nuclear-related and proliferation-sensitive personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Nuclear-related and proliferation-sensitive...3-Utilization of Excess § 109-43.305-50 Nuclear-related and proliferation-sensitive personal property. Nuclear-related and...

2013-07-01

102

Fixed assets or sunk costs? An examination of retailers' land and property investment in the United Kingdom  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper I examine the policies of leading multiple retailers in the UK with regards to property development, ownership, and investment. The discussion is set in the context of recent work by Clark and Wrigley in which they seek to relate locational decisions and other elements of corporate strategy to the economic concept of sunk costs. This concept is

C M Guy

1997-01-01

103

Psychosomatic plasticity: An "emergent property" of personality research?  

PubMed

Psychosomatic plasticity, defined as an extreme capacity to turn suggestions into bodily realities, is as phenomenon well worth investigating because it challenges mainstream conceptions about the relationship between mind and body in health as well as illness. The field of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) offers a framework within which to understand this phenomenon because PNI makes a compelling case for the biological unity of self. Hartmann's Boundaries concept is particularly applicable because it suggests that the minds of "thin-boundary" persons are relatively fluid and able to make numerous connections. Wilson and Barber's identification of the fantasy prone person and Thalbourne's transliminality concept are similarly relevant. Taking these explorations a step further, this author proposes that the flow of feeling within individuals represents the key to psychosomatic plasticity. Blushing, psoriasis, and immune reactions are offered as examples, as are more anomalous reports such as those provided by heart transplantation recipients and cases said to be indicative of reincarnation. In each instance, persons who are highly sensitive (ie, have a speedier and more direct flow of feeling) are more likely to evidence physical reactions. Psychosomatic plasticity represents an emerging area of interest in personality research, one that clearly merits further investigation. PMID:16781625

Jawer, Michael

2006-03-01

104

After Katrina - Restoration and Cleaning of Military Personal Property in the Gulf Coast Region - 8269  

Microsoft Academic Search

Numerous transportation service providers (TSPs) along the Gulf Coast region that store personal property and household belongings for U.S. military personnel and their families were affected by Hurricane Katrina. The purpose of this project was to provide expert services to evaluate, clean, dry, and restore approximately 680,000 kg (1,500,000 pounds) of personal property being stored at nine separate TSP facilities

James M. Hylko; Larry Copeland

105

41 CFR 102-75.445 - Who can convey surplus real and related personal property for historic monument use?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 ...convey surplus real and related personal property for historic monument use? 102-75...102-75.445 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

106

41 CFR 102-75.1040 - May Federal agencies abandon or destroy improvements on land or related personal property before...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 ...improvements on land or related personal property before public notice is given of such...102-75.1040 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

107

41 CFR 102-36.260 - How do we promote the expeditious transfer of excess personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...expeditious transfer of excess personal property? 102-36.260 Section 102-36.260 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

108

41 CFR 102-41.125 - What choices do I have for retaining or disposing of unclaimed personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...retaining or disposing of unclaimed personal property? 102-41.125 Section 102-41.125 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

109

41 CFR 102-41.155 - Is unclaimed personal property available for transfer to another Federal agency?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 ...2013-07-01 false Is unclaimed personal property available for transfer to another...102-41.155 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

110

41 CFR 102-36.300 - How do we report the furnishing of personal property to non-federal recipients?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 ...we report the furnishing of personal property to non-federal recipients? 102-36...102-36.300 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

111

41 CFR 102-36.285 - May we charge for personal property transferred to another federal agency?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 ...false May we charge for personal property transferred to another federal agency...102-36.285 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

112

41 CFR 109-1.5204 - Review and approval of a designated contractor's personal property management system.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...contractor's personal property management system. 109-1.5204 Section 109-1.5204 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

113

41 CFR 102-36.45 - What are our responsibilities in the management of excess personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...our responsibilities in the management of excess personal property... Section 102-36.45 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

114

Management of government personal property in the hands of contractors. Handbook for contracting officers and staff  

SciTech Connect

This manual is divided into three parts. Part One applies to the management of Government personal property within the Department of Energy in general terms. Part Two describes the specifics of the application of personal property management techniques to On-Site Contractors. Part three applies to Off-Site Contractors. Part One introduces the field of property management. It discusses: the legal basis and requirements established by Federal Statutes and the parallel authorities and responsibilities; the related evolution of the Department of Energy; the regulation system within the Federal Government and its implementation by the Department for personal property management. The life cycle of equipment is presented and how control over personal property is maintained through an accountability system. Classifications of property and contract clauses are discussed. The relationships of contracting officers and property administrators with contractors are presented in each of the discussions as appropriate. Part One consists of only one chapter and is applicable to the management of property utilized by all types of contractors. It provides the foundation to explore in some detail the actions and interactions that occur between the Department's procurement and property personnel and those of the contractor. This exploration in depth is made in Parts Two and Three.

Not Available

1982-04-01

115

41 CFR 102-36.185 - What are the requirements for acquiring excess personal property for use by our grantees?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...excess personal property for use by our grantees? 102-36.185 Section 102-36...for Non-Federal Recipients Project Grantees § 102-36.185 What are the requirements...excess personal property for use by our grantees? You may furnish excess personal...

2013-07-01

116

41 CFR 109-1.5112 - Loss, damage, or destruction of personal property in possession of DOE direct operations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Loss, damage, or destruction of personal property...Practices § 109-1.5112 Loss, damage, or destruction of personal property...and investigation of instances of loss, damage, or destruction of personal...

2013-07-01

117

41 CFR 109-1.5113 - Loss, damage, or destruction of personal property in possession of designated contractors.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Loss, damage, or destruction of personal property...Practices § 109-1.5113 Loss, damage, or destruction of personal property...Designated contractors shall report any loss, damage, or destruction of personal...

2013-07-01

118

Reliability and validity of the youth asset survey (YAS)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: To describe the construction of a survey that was developed to measure youth assets. The paper details the ten youth developmental assets measures within the survey, including the psychometric properties of those measures derived from factor analysis and reliability testing.Methods: Three studies were conducted, including a study of 1350 randomly selected youth (mean age = 15.4 years; 52% female;

Roy F Oman; Sara K Vesely; Kenneth R Mcleroy; Vicki Harris-Wyatt; Cheryl B Aspy; Sharon Rodine; Ladonna Marshall

2002-01-01

119

The Vulnerable Personality Style Questionnaire: psychometric properties in Spanish postpartum women  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Vulnerable Personality Style Questionnaire (VPSQ) is a nine-item self-report scale developed to asses personality traits\\u000a which increase the risk of postpartum depression. The aim of the present study was to examine the psychometric properties\\u000a of the Spanish version of the VPSQ in a sample of postpartum women. A cohort of 309 postpartum women was followed up for 32weeks\\u000a after

Estel Gelabert; Susana Subir; Anna Plaza; Anna Torres; Purificacin Navarro; Mara Luisa maz; Manuel Valds; Llusa Garca-Esteve; Roco Martn-Santos

2011-01-01

120

41 CFR 102-36.75 - Do we pay for excess personal property we acquire from another federal agency under a transfer?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION PERSONAL PROPERTY...executive branch policy that working capital fund property shall be...

2013-07-01

121

41 CFR 102-75.820 - Which Federal agency is eligible to receive surplus real and related personal property for the...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...75-REAL PROPERTY DISPOSAL Surplus Real Property Disposal Property...agency is eligible to receive surplus real and related personal...municipality, or instrumentality, surplus real and related personal property...buildings, fixtures, and equipment situated on the...

2013-07-01

122

41 CFR 102-75.820 - Which Federal agency is eligible to receive surplus real and related personal property for the...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...75-REAL PROPERTY DISPOSAL Surplus Real Property Disposal Property...agency is eligible to receive surplus real and related personal...municipality, or instrumentality, surplus real and related personal property...buildings, fixtures, and equipment situated on the...

2010-07-01

123

41 CFR 102-75.820 - Which Federal agency is eligible to receive surplus real and related personal property for the...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...75-REAL PROPERTY DISPOSAL Surplus Real Property Disposal Property...agency is eligible to receive surplus real and related personal...municipality, or instrumentality, surplus real and related personal property...buildings, fixtures, and equipment situated on the...

2009-07-01

124

Asset recovery and kleptocracy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present a discussion of the corrosive effects of corruption and techniques, both criminal and civil to recover the proceeds of corruption. Design\\/methodology\\/approach The paper examines the Canadian and international perspective on the issue. Findings Civil asset recovery is a viable technique although there are a number of barriers that

Jeffrey Simser

2010-01-01

125

An Asset Allocation Puzzle  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines popular advice on portfolio allocation among cash, bonds, and stocks. It documents that this advice is inconsistent with the mutual-fund separation theorem, which states that all investors should hold the same composition of risky assets. In contrast to the theorem, popular advisors recommend that aggressive investors hold a lower ratio of bonds to stocks than conservative investors.

Niko Canner; N. GREGORY MANKIW; DAVID N. WEIL

1997-01-01

126

ABC's of Asset Building.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developmental assets are a research-based list of 40 essential building blocks of healthy youth development and comprise the relationships, experiences, and values that youth need to grow up caring, confident, and responsible. This kit is a resource designed for elementary schools and organizations working with youth and parents to help them

Assets for Colorado Youth, Denver.

127

Automated Asset Inventory System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report was prepared for the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), to explore options for implementation of a barcode inventory system to track fixed assets on an organization-wide basis. ADOT currently has no department-wide automated fixed as...

A. Schiffer

2006-01-01

128

Fixed assets repair timetable  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper deals with repairs of fixed assets. Repairs can be current and capital. A repair process model is analyzed under\\u000a some assumptions on the repair process stationarity. The optimal time for the first capital repair is found.

V. V. Ostapenko; D. A. Belyaeva

2009-01-01

129

24 CFR 990.270 - Asset management.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Asset management. 990.270 Section 990.270 Housing...THE PUBLIC HOUSING OPERATING FUND PROGRAM Asset Management § 990.270 Asset management. As owners, PHAs have asset...

2009-04-01

130

24 CFR 990.270 - Asset management.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Asset management. 990.270 Section 990.270 Housing...THE PUBLIC HOUSING OPERATING FUND PROGRAM Asset Management § 990.270 Asset management. As owners, PHAs have asset...

2010-04-01

131

41 CFR 102-36.370 - Are there special requirements concerning the use of excess personal property for disaster relief?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...the use of excess personal property for disaster relief? 102-36.370 Section 102-36...Whose Disposal Requires Special Handling Disaster Relief Property § 102-36.370 ...the use of excess personal property for disaster relief? Yes, upon declaration...

2013-07-01

132

Asset Management Plans. Sections 1-5: Framework [and] Property Information Systems and Schools Premises Data [and] condition Assessment [and] Suitability Assessment [and] Sufficiency Assessment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of these documents is to assist Local Authorities in Britain with asset management planning (AMPs) for schools. AMPs set out the information needed, and the criteria used, to make decisions about spending on school premises which will: raise standards of educational attainment; provide sustainable and energy-efficient buildings that are

Department for Education and Employment, London (England).

133

Psychometric Properties of Within-Person Across-Session Variability in Accuracy of Cognitive Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although most psychological assessments are based on measures related to an individual's average level of performance, it has been proposed that measures of variability around one's average may provide unique individual difference information and have clinical significance. The current study investigated properties of within-person variability in

Salthouse, Timothy A.

2012-01-01

134

26 CFR 1.1445-1 - Withholding on dispositions of U.S. real property interests by foreign persons: In general.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...real property interests by foreign persons: In general. 1.1445-1...real property interests by foreign persons: In general. (a) Purpose...withhold (1) In general. Transferees...real property interests are...

2013-04-01

135

10 CFR 770.5 - How does DOE notify persons and entities that defense nuclear facility real property is available...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...does DOE notify persons and entities that defense nuclear facility real property is available...development? 770.5 Section 770.5 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY TRANSFER OF REAL PROPERTY AT DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES FOR ECONOMIC...

2010-01-01

136

10 CFR 770.5 - How does DOE notify persons and entities that defense nuclear facility real property is available...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...does DOE notify persons and entities that defense nuclear facility real property is available...development? 770.5 Section 770.5 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY TRANSFER OF REAL PROPERTY AT DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES FOR ECONOMIC...

2009-01-01

137

78 FR 54568 - Debt That Is a Position in Personal Property That Is Part of a Straddle  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...CFR Part 1 [TD 9635] RIN 1545-BK89 Debt That Is a Position in Personal Property That Is Part of a Straddle AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service...instrument can be a position in personal property that is part of a straddle. The temporary regulations...

2013-09-05

138

78 FR 54598 - Debt That Is a Position in Personal Property That Is Part of a Straddle  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...REG-111753-12] RIN 1545-BL24 Debt That Is a Position in Personal Property That Is Part of a Straddle AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service...instrument can be a position in personal property that is part of a straddle. The proposed regulations...

2013-09-05

139

31 CFR 539.310 - Person.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... Regulations Relating to Money and Finance (Continued) OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION TRADE CONTROL REGULATIONS General Definitions § 539.310 Person. The term person means...

2013-07-01

140

The effects of welfare vehicle asset rules on vehicle assets  

Microsoft Academic Search

Before 1996, households were typically ineligible for welfare if they had assets worth more than $1000, where $1500 from each vehicle's value was excluded from this determination. However, the 1996 welfare reform act began allowing states to increase their asset limits and vehicle exclusions. This may prompt low-income households to reallocate resources to or from vehicles. We examine the effects

Mark F. Owens; Charles L. Baum

2012-01-01

141

The effects of welfare vehicle asset rules on vehicle assets  

Microsoft Academic Search

Before 1996, households were typically ineligible for welfare if they had assets worth more than $1000, where $1500 from each vehicle's value was excluded from this determination. However, the 1996 welfare reform act began allowing states to increase their asset limits and vehicle exclusions. This may prompt low-income households to reallocate resources to or from vehicles. We examine the effects

Mark F. Owens; Charles L. Baum

2011-01-01

142

2014 State of Western's Assets  

SciTech Connect

In this report we document the State of Westerns Assets in terms of physical equipment, financial resources, strategic direction, and human capital, both at the organizational and regional levels. We identify the condition of our assets today and share what work we will be doing in these areas in the coming years.

none,

2014-01-01

143

Packaging Software Assets for Reuse  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The reuse of existing software assets such as code, architecture, libraries, and modules in current software and systems development projects can provide many benefits, including reduced costs, in time and effort, and increased reliability. Many reusable assets are currently available in various online catalogs and repositories, usually broken down by disciplines such as programming language (Ibiblio for Maven/Java developers, PyPI for Python developers, CPAN for Perl developers, etc.). The way these assets are packaged for distribution can play a role in their reuse - an asset that is packaged simply and logically is typically easier to understand, install, and use, thereby increasing its reusability. A well-packaged asset has advantages in being more reusable and thus more likely to provide benefits through its reuse. This presentation will discuss various aspects of software asset packaging and how they can affect the reusability of the assets. The characteristics of well-packaged software will be described. A software packaging domain model will be introduced, and some existing packaging approaches examined. An example case study of a Reuse Enablement System (RES), currently being created by near-term Earth science decadal survey missions, will provide information about the use of the domain model. Awareness of these factors will help software developers package their reusable assets so that they can provide the most benefits for software reuse.

Mattmann, C. A.; Marshall, J. J.; Downs, R. R.

2010-12-01

144

Liquidity, Interest, and Asset Prices  

Microsoft Academic Search

A stylized theory of money and central banking is added to a model of competi- tive equilibrium in asset markets to explain the determination of the general level of asset prices and interest rates. The cash-in-advance constraint provides a transactions demand for money, but this is not sufficient to guarantee the determinacy of the price level if liquidity is costless

Douglas Gale

2005-01-01

145

41 CFR 102-38.120 - When may we conduct negotiated sales of personal property at fixed prices (fixed price sale)?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...may we conduct negotiated sales of personal property at fixed prices (fixed price sale)? 102-38.120 Section 102-38...may we conduct negotiated sales of personal property at fixed prices (fixed price sale)? You may conduct...

2013-07-01

146

Standards and Conventions for TOPS (Transportation Operational Personal Property Standard System) Use of PSL/PSA (Problem Statement Language/Problem Statement Analyzer).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Transportation Operational Personal Property Standard System (TOPS) is an automated integrated information management system developed to help administer the personal property transportation program of the US Department of Defense. Analysis and design...

M. M. Stevens S. S. Stevens P. T. Singley

1988-01-01

147

The Potential Protective Effect of Youth Assets on Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Use  

PubMed Central

Objectives. We examined the association between adolescent alcohol and drug use and 9 youth assets in a low-income, inner-city population. Methods. An in-person survey of 1350 adolescents and parents assessed youth assets and risk behaviors. We analyzed data with ?2 tests and logistic regression analyses. Results. When we controlled for appropriate variables, there were significant positive relationships between several youth assets and nonuse of alcohol and drugs. Furthermore, youths who possessed all of the statistically significant youth assets were 4.44 times more likely to report nonuse of alcohol and 5.41 times more likely to report nonuse of drugs compared with youths who possessed fewer youth assets. Conclusions. Our study supports the view that specific youth assets may protect youths from alcohol and drug use.

Oman, Roy F.; Vesely, Sara; Aspy, Cheryl B.; McLeroy, Kenneth R.; Rodine, Sharon; Marshall, LaDonna

2004-01-01

148

78 FR 47153 - Claims Under the Federal Tort Claims Act for Loss of or Damage to Property or for Personal Injury...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Damage to Property or for Personal Injury or Death AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection...to property, or for personal injury or death, caused by the negligent or wrongful act...the United States for personal injury, death, or property loss or damage caused...

2013-08-05

149

31 CFR 547.312 - United States person; U.S. person.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Money and Finance (Continued) OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO SANCTIONS REGULATIONS General Definitions § 547.312 United States person; U.S. person. The term United...

2010-07-01

150

[Methodology for health assets mapping in a community].  

PubMed

Within the development of a regional strategy for community health engagement in Asturias (Spain), and connected to the Health Observatory, we carried out a methodology to initiate the mapping of health assets at a local level. This methodology begins with a description of the most formal resources and of the pre-existing community activities, together with a characterization of the most informal, personal and symbolic health resources. We introduce our tools, grouped for the development of mapping, and explain their connection with the theoretical models of salutogenesis, asset model and community development. PMID:22727397

Botello, Blanca; Palacio, Sergio; Garca, Mercedes; Margolles, Mario; Fernndez, Federico; Hernn, Mariano; Nieto, Javier; Cofio, Rafael

2013-01-01

151

41 CFR 102-36.320 - May we transfer or donate excess personal property that has been determined appropriate for...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...contact the regional GSA Personal Property Management office and implement donation procedures in accordance with part 102-37 of this chapter. [65 FR 31218, May 16, 2000, as amended at 71 FR 53572, Sept. 12,...

2013-07-01

152

Evaluation Policy Alternatives for the Reengineering of the Department of Defense Personal Property Shipment and Storage Program - A Stakeholder Approach.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC) is currently reengineering the DOD Personal Property Shipment and Storage Program. DOD is conducting three pilot projects in support of this effort. Each pilot project represents a policy alternative for impr...

M. D. Lepson

1999-01-01

153

48 CFR 53.301-120-A - Standard Form 120-A, Continuation Sheet (Report of Excess Personal Property).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...System 2 2006-10-01 2006-10-01 false Standard Form 120-A, Continuation Sheet (Report of Excess Personal Property). 53.301-120-A Section 53.301-120-A Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL...

2006-10-01

154

48 CFR 53.301-120-A - Standard Form 120-A, Continuation Sheet (Report of Excess Personal Property).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...301-120-A Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (CONTINUED) CLAUSES AND FORMS FORMS Illustrations of Forms 53.301-120-A Standard Form 120-A, Continuation Sheet (Report of Excess Personal Property)....

2013-10-01

155

41 CFR 102-36.270 - What if a federal agency requests personal property that is undergoing donation screening or in...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 ...a federal agency requests personal property that is undergoing donation screening...102-36.270 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

156

41 CFR 102-36.155 - What are our responsibilities when acquiring excess personal property for use by a non-federal...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 ...responsibilities when acquiring excess personal property for use by a non-federal recipient...102-36.155 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

157

41 CFR 102-36.245 - Are we accountable for the personal property that has been reported excess, and who is...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 ...Are we accountable for the personal property that has been reported excess, and...102-36.245 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

158

41 CFR 102-36.170 - May we transfer personal property owned by one of our non-appropriated fund activities?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 ...false May we transfer personal property owned by one of our non-appropriated...102-36.170 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

159

41 CFR 102-36.165 - Do we retain title to excess personal property furnished to a non-appropriated fund activity...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 ...we retain title to excess personal property furnished to a non-appropriated...102-36.165 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property...

2013-07-01

160

Liquid Assets: Sustainable Water Use  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This video from a WPSU documentary Liquid Assets shows the transformation of Las Vegas’ water infrastructure. A desert community, Las Vegas is reducing water consumption and re-using wastewater, making optimal use of limited water resources.

Wpsu

2008-11-20

161

Assets-oriented community assessment.  

PubMed Central

Determining how to promote community health requires that community health workers first assess where the community stands. The authors maintain that Healthy Communities initiatives are better served by assets-oriented assessment methods than by standard "problem-focused" or "needs-based" approaches. An assets orientation allows community members to identify, support, and mobilize existing community resources to create a shared vision of change, and encourages greater creativity when community members do address problems and obstacles. Images p207-a

Sharpe, P A; Greaney, M L; Lee, P R; Royce, S W

2000-01-01

162

41 CFR 102-36.35 - What is the typical process for disposing of excess personal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...surplus property and is available for donation to state and local public agencies and...Surplus personal property not selected for donation is offered for sale to the public by...public bodies. [65 FR 31218, May 16, 2000, as amended at 71 FR 53571, Sept....

2013-07-01

163

75 FR 64182 - Issuer Review of Assets in Offerings of Asset-Backed Securities  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...asset-backed security'' in Regulation...and includes securities typically offered...issuer of an equity security from conducting...the issuer's securities during a pension...asset-backed security'' and that this...asset-backed securities typically...

2010-10-19

164

Psychometric properties of the resourcefulness scale among caregivers of persons with autism spectrum disorder.  

PubMed

Caregiving for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be very costly to caregivers' well-being. Resourcefulness interventions have shown increases in positive health outcomes. However, before delivering the intervention, there should be a reliable and a valid measure to test resourcefulness. The psychometric properties of the Resourcefulness Scale (RS) have not been examined among ASD caregivers. This study examined the psychometrics of the 28-item RS in a convenience sample of 204 ASD caregivers. A Cronbach's alpha of .91 showed the internal consistency of the RS. Construct validity was supported by the emergence of two dimensions of resourcefulness (personal and social) in a confirmatory factor analysis and by substantial intercorrelations between the two subscales (r = .48, p < .001). Findings suggested the reliability and validity of RS among ASD caregivers, which is a necessary step toward implementing resourcefulness interventions to help ASD caregivers to deal with their stress and improve their quality of life. PMID:24151172

Bekhet, Abir K; Zauszniewski, Jaclene A

2014-05-01

165

Asset Markets and Monetary Policy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Monetary policy has pursued the concept of inflation targeting. This has been implemented in many countries. Here interest rates are supposed to respond to an inflation gap and output gap. Despite long term continuing growth of the world financial assets, recently, monetary policy, in particular in the U.S. after the subprime credit crisis, was challenged by severe disruptions and a

Eckhard Platen; Willi Semmler

2009-01-01

166

Asset Float and Speculative Bubbles  

Microsoft Academic Search

We model the relationship between asset float (tradeable shares) and speculative bubbles. Investors with heterogeneous beliefs and short-sales constraints trade a stock with limited float because of insider lockups. A bubble arises as price overweighs optimists' beliefs and investors anticipate the option to resell to those with even higher valuations. The bubble's size depends on float as investors anticipate an

HARRISON HONG; JOS SCHEINKMAN; WEI XIONG

2006-01-01

167

Korea, Strategic Asset or Liability.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the essay is to determine whether South Korea is a strategic asset or liability to the United States and her importance to the security of the Far East. An appraisal of her geography, history and people in connection with the existing Commu...

J. N. Canonico

1971-01-01

168

Liquid Assets: A Water System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This segment from a WPSU documentary Liquid Assets succinctly explains how water in New York journeys from its source to our faucets. Although water flows under our feet everyday, we are blissfully unaware of this service and take it for granted.

Wpsu

2008-11-20

169

Asset Management Guidebook for Safety and Operations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A primary product of this research was the Asset Management Guidebook that TxDOT division and district personnel can use to help them define, develop, and implement asset management across all levels - particularly as it relates to establishing performanc...

B. T. Kuhn D. Jasek J. Carson J. Mwakalonge J. Perkins L. Theiss P. Songchitruksa Y. Yang

2012-01-01

170

39 CFR 3060.12 - Asset allocation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Service 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Asset allocation. 3060.12 Section 3060.12 Postal Service...THEORETICAL COMPETITIVE PRODUCTS ENTERPRISE § 3060.12 Asset allocation. Within 6 months of January 23, 2009,...

2010-07-01

171

39 CFR 3060.12 - Asset allocation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Service 1 2009-07-01 2009-07-01 false Asset allocation. 3060.12 Section 3060.12 Postal Service...THEORETICAL COMPETITIVE PRODUCTS ENTERPRISE § 3060.12 Asset allocation. Within 6 months of January 23, 2009,...

2009-07-01

172

Critical Infrastructure: The National Asset Database.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Office of Infrastructure Protection (OIP) in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been developing and maintaining a National Asset Database. The Database contains information on over 77,000 individual assets, ranging from dams, hazardous mate...

J. Moteff

2007-01-01

173

Critical Infrastructure: The National Asset Database.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Office of Infrastructure Protection (OIP) in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been developing and maintaining a National Asset Database. The Database contains information on over 77,000 individual assets, ranging from dams, hazardous mate...

J. Moteff

2006-01-01

174

Predictability of Asset Returns and the Efficient Market Hypothesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is concerned with empirical and theoretical basis of the Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH). The paper begins with an overview of the statistical properties of asset returns at different frequencies (daily, weekly and monthly), and considers the evidence on return predictability, risk aversion and market efficiency. The paper then focuses on the theoretical foundation of the EMH, and show

M. Hashem Pesaran

2010-01-01

175

Predictability of Asset Returns and the Efficient Market Hypothesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is concerned with empirical and theoretical basis of the Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH). The paper begins with an overview of the statistical properties of asset returns at different frequencies (daily, weekly and monthly), and considers the evidence on return predictability, risk aversion and market efficiency. The paper then focuses on the theoretical foundation of the EMH, and show

Hashem Pesaran

176

Universities from 7 Nations Ally To Market Their Assets.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Universitas 21, an international network of research universities in seven countries, has filed an application in Britain to become an incorporated business. It aims to attract corporate clients interested in exploiting the combined academic assets and intellectual property of its member institutions, particularly in the areas of technology

Cohen, David

1999-01-01

177

Fixed assets accounting for HANDI 2000 business management system  

SciTech Connect

All fixed assets used by the Project Hanford Management Contract are normally acquired or built using capital funding. Replacement Property Record Units (PRUS) may be expense funded and tracked and capitalized upon installation. A specific Department of Energy capitalization policy is followed.

Wilson, D.

1998-08-24

178

Psychometric Properties of the Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality in a PTSD Sample  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study evaluated the psychometric characteristics of the Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality (SNAP; Clark, 1996) in 280 individuals who screened positive for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The SNAP validity, trait, temperament, and personality disorder (PD) scales were compared with scales on the Brief Form of the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire (Patrick, Curtin, & Tellegen, 2002). In a subsample of

Erika J. Wolf; Kelly M. Harrington; Mark W. Miller

2011-01-01

179

Assessing Your Assets: Systems for Tracking and Managing IT Assets Can Save Time and Dollars  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The average school district loses more than $80,000 per year because of lost or damaged IT assets, according to a QED survey cosponsored by Follett Software Company. And many districts--59 percent--still use manual systems to track assets. Enter asset management systems. Software for managing assets, when implemented properly, can save time,

Holub, Patricia A.

2007-01-01

180

Investor Valuations and Measuring Bank Intangible Assets  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the value-relevance and reliability of bank intangible asset measures. The majority of bank intangible assets are not recognized and few banks voluntarily disclose estimates or provide other information about these assets. Investors therefore have limited direct information about this important component of bank value. I incorporate publicly available financial and market information to estimate four customer-based intangible

Mark Kohlbeck

2004-01-01

181

Facilities Stewardship: Measuring the Return on Physical Assets.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Asserts that colleges and universities should apply the same analytical rigor to physical assets as they do financial assets. Presents a management tool, the Return on Physical Assets model, to help guide physical asset allocation decisions. (EV)

Kadamus, David A.

2001-01-01

182

The Psychometric Properties of the WAI in a Career Counseling Setting: Comparison with a Personal Counseling Sample  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the psychometric properties of the Working Alliance Inventory-Client version (WAI-C) and Working Alliance Inventory-Short and revised (WAI-SR) in a career counseling setting. Moreover, it compared the impact of career versus personal counseling settings based on results obtained using the WAI-SR. Subjects were 188

Perdrix, Sophie; de Roten, Yves; Kolly, Stephane; Rossier, Jerome

2010-01-01

183

Parental Asset Accumulation Trajectories and Children's College Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The effects of parental assets on children's educational outcomes have mainly been explored from the perspective of asset holdings. However, the process of asset accumulation may also have effects. While asset-based policies are predicated on the premise of asset accumulation, little is known about the effects of different asset accumulation

Loke, Vernon

2013-01-01

184

41 CFR 102-36.205 - Is there a limit to how much excess personal property we may furnish to our grantees?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...personal property we may furnish to our grantees? 102-36.205 Section 102-36...for Non-Federal Recipients Project Grantees § 102-36.205 Is there a limit...personal property we may furnish to our grantees? Yes, you must monitor...

2013-07-01

185

76 FR 51125 - Additional Identifying Information Associated With Persons Whose Property and Interests in...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations.'' AGENCY: Office of...Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations.'' FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations'' (the...

2011-08-17

186

Assessing personality traits by questionnaire: psychometric properties of the Greek version of the Zuckerman-Kuhlman personality questionnaire and correlations with psychopathology and hostility  

PubMed Central

Background: The Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire (ZKPQ) was developed in an attempt to define the basic factors of personality or temperament. We aimed to assess the factor structure and the psychometric properties of its Greek version and to explore its relation to psychopathological symptoms and hostility features. Methods: ZKPQ was translated into Greek using back-translation and was administered to 1,462 participants (475 healthy participants, 619 medical patients, 177 psychiatric patients and 191 opiate addicts). Confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses were performed. Symptoms Distress Check-List (SCL-90R) and Hostility and Direction of Hostility Questionnaire (HDHQ) were administered to test criterion validity. Results: Five factors were identified, largely corresponding to the original versions respective factors. Retest reliabilities were acceptable (rlis: 0.79-0.89) and internal consistency was adequate for Neuroticism-Anxiety (0.87), Impulsive Sensation Seeking (0.80), Aggression-Hostility (0.77) and Activity (0.72), and lower for Sociability (0.64). Most components were able to discriminate psychiatric patients and opiate addicts from healthy participants. Opiate addicts exhibited higher rates on Impulsive Sensation Seeking compared to healthy participants. Neuroticism-Anxiety (p<0.001) and Impulsive Sensation Seeking (p<0.001) were significantly associated with psychological distress and Aggression-Hostility was the most powerful correlate of Total Hostility (p<0.001), and Neuroticism-Anxiety was the stronger correlate of introverted hostility (p<0.001), further supporting the instruments concurrent validity. Conclusions: Present findings support the applicability of the Greek version of ZKPQ within the Greek population. Future studies could improve its psychometric properties by finding new items, especially for the Sociability scale.

Hyphantis, T; Antoniou, K; Floros, DG; Valma, V; Pappas, AI; Douzenis, A; Assimakopoulos, K; Iconomou, G; Kafetzopoulos, E; Garyfallos, G; Kuhlman, M

2013-01-01

187

11 CFR 100.135 - Use of a volunteer's real or personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...expenditure results where an individual, in the course of volunteering personal services on his or her residential premises...recreation room in a residential complex where the individual volunteering services resides, provided that the room is available...

2009-01-01

188

75 FR 24820 - Federal Management Regulation; Replacement of Personal Property Pursuant to the Exchange/Sale...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...amending the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) by making changes to its policy on the replacement of personal...accident or natural disaster); or (3) Scrap gold for fine gold. * * * * * Sec. 102-39.80 [Amended] 0 3....

2010-05-06

189

Hedging with a correlated asset  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Hedging a contingent claim with an asset which is not perfectly correlated with the underlying asset results in unhedgeable residual risk. Even if the residual risk is considered diversifiable, the option writer is faced with the problem of uncertainty in the estimation of the drift rates of the underlying and the hedging instrument. If the residual risk is not considered diversifiable, then this risk can be priced using an actuarial standard deviation principle in infinitesimal time. In both cases, these models result in the same nonlinear partial differential equation (PDE). A fully implicit, monotone discretization method is developed for solution of this pricing PDE. This method is shown to converge to the viscosity solution. Certain grid conditions are required to guarantee monotonicity. An algorithm is derived which, given an initial grid, inserts a finite number of nodes in the grid to ensure that the monotonicity condition is satisfied. At each timestep, the nonlinear discretized algebraic equations are solved using an iterative algorithm, which is shown to be globally convergent. Monte Carlo hedging examples are given to illustrate the profit and loss distribution at the expiry of the option.

Windcliff, H.; Wang, J.; Forsyth, P. A.; Vetzal, K. R.

2007-03-01

190

Assets First Generation College Students Bring to the Higher Education Setting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative research explored first generation college students (FGCS) from a holistic perspective. The study investigated students' personal assets and provided the field of higher education an alternative to the pervasive deficit-orientation of this under resourced population. Psychological capital (Luthans, et al., 2006), framed within

Garrison, Nancy J.; Gardner, Douglas S.

2012-01-01

191

Digital asset management in marketing communication logistics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Digital asset management as a technology for handling electronic material is used in different contexts for various technical purposes. Explores the effects of this technology on the marketing supply chain, being a new application area of digital asset management solutions. A conceptual framework is provided to describe marketing processes in the world of information technology and marketing communication logistics. Based

Gyngyi Kovcs

2004-01-01

192

Higher Order Expectations in Asset Pricing  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine formally Keynes' idea that higher order beliefs can drive a wedge between an asset price and its fundamental value based on expected future payoffs. Higher order expectations add an additional term to a standard asset pricing equation. We call this the higher order wedge, which depends on the difference between higher and first order expectations of future payoffs.

Philippe Bacchetta; Eric van Wincoop

2008-01-01

193

Understanding Asset Prices: Determinants and Policy Implications  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper provides an overview of recent asset price developments in France in the light of analytical research carried out at the Banque de France. Like in many other countries, historically low interest rates have boosted asset price dynamics in France over recent years. The paper attempts to shed light on the main driving factors and assesses, in particular, the

L. Clerc

2007-01-01

194

Money laundering and asset cloaking techniques  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the various typologies and methods used to cloak assets following the placement stage of money laundering. Design\\/methodology\\/approach Techniques used to hide assets and cloak ownership, ranging from simple nominee arrangements through to complex financial transactions are explored. Findings There are a myriad of methods available to money launderers

Jeffrey Simser

2008-01-01

195

Smoothing with liquid and illiquid assets  

Microsoft Academic Search

A quantitative examination of the demand for liquid assets arising from consumption smoothing motives reveals that such demand is very low. Consumers faced with income streams calibrated to match income and unemployment data and returns and transactions costs calibrated to match US Treasury Bill data almost exclusively buy and hold illiquid long term assets even though the return premium on

Andrea L. Eisfeldt

2006-01-01

196

Gaining Insight into an Organization's Fixed Assets.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses issues related to school district implementation of June 2001 Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement 34 designed to change how schools report fixed assets. Includes planning for GASB implementation, conducting fixed-asset inventories, and making time for GASB reporting. (PKP)

Hardy, Elisabet

2003-01-01

197

24 CFR 990.290 - Compliance with asset management requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 false Compliance with asset management requirements. 990.290 Section...DEVELOPMENT THE PUBLIC HOUSING OPERATING FUND PROGRAM Asset Management § 990.290 Compliance with asset management requirements. (a) A PHA is...

2013-04-01

198

12 CFR 704.8 - Asset and liability management.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Asset and liability management. 704.8 Section...UNIONS § 704.8 Asset and liability management. (a) Policies...according to a written asset and liability management policy which...

2010-01-01

199

24 CFR 990.290 - Compliance with asset management requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 false Compliance with asset management requirements. 990.290 Section...PUBLIC HOUSING OPERATING FUND PROGRAM Asset Management § 990.290 Compliance with asset management requirements. (a) A PHA is...

2009-04-01

200

24 CFR 990.290 - Compliance with asset management requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 false Compliance with asset management requirements. 990.290 Section...PUBLIC HOUSING OPERATING FUND PROGRAM Asset Management § 990.290 Compliance with asset management requirements. (a) A PHA is...

2010-04-01

201

12 CFR 704.8 - Asset and liability management.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 false Asset and liability management. 704.8 Section...UNIONS § 704.8 Asset and liability management. (a) Policies...according to a written asset and liability management policy which...

2009-01-01

202

49 CFR 639.33 - Management of leased assets.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 false Management of leased assets. 639.33 Section...Management § 639.33 Management of leased assets. Each recipient...inventory of capital assets acquired by standard FTA project management...

2010-10-01

203

49 CFR 639.33 - Management of leased assets.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-10-01 false Management of leased assets. 639.33 Section...Management § 639.33 Management of leased assets. Each recipient...inventory of capital assets acquired by standard FTA project management...

2009-10-01

204

17 CFR 229.1111 - (Item 1111) Pool assets.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...1) Number of each type of pool assets. (2) Asset size, such as original balance...includes different types, such as fixed and floating rates. (4) Capitalized...servicers service different pool assets. (7) If a loan or...

2010-04-01

205

Future Assets, Student Talent (FAST)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Future Assets, Student Talent (FAST) motivates and prepares talented students with disabilities to further their education and achieve High Tech and professional employment. The FAST program is managed by local professionals, business, and industry leaders; it is modeled after High School High Tech project TAKE CHARGE started in Los Angeles in 1983. Through cooperative efforts of Alabama Department of Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Adult and Children Services, and the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, north central Alabama was chosen as the second site for a High School High Tech project. In 1986 local business, industry, education, government agencies, and rehabilitation representatives started FAST. The program objectives and goals, results and accomplishments, and survey results are included.

1992-01-01

206

The Inventory of Personality Organisation: its psychometric properties among student and clinical populations in Japan  

PubMed Central

Background The Inventory of Personality Organisation (IPO) is a self-report measure that reflects personality traits, as theorised by Kernberg. Methods In study 1, the Japanese version of the IPO was distributed to a population of Japanese university students (N = 701). The students were randomly divided into two groups. The factor structure derived from an exploratory factor analysis among one subsample was tested using a confirmatory factor structure among another subsample. In study 2, the factor-driven subscales of the IPO were correlated with other variables that would function as external criteria to validate the scale in a combined population of the students used in study 1 and psychiatric outpatients (N = 177). Results In study 1 the five-factor structure presented by the original authors was replicated in exploratory factor analyses in one subgroup of students. However, this was through reduction of the number of items (the number of the primary items was reduced from 57 to 24 whereas the number of the additional items was reduced from 26 to 13) due to low endorsement frequencies as well as low factor loadings on a designated factor. The new factor structure was endorsed by a confirmatory factor analysis in the other student subgroup. In study 2 the new five subscales of the Japanese IPO were likely to be correlated with younger age, more personality psychopathology (borderline and narcissistic), more dysphoric mood, less psychological well-being, more insecure adult attachment style, lower self-efficacy, and more frequent history of childhood adversity. The IPO scores were found to predict the increase in suicidal ideation in a week's time in a longitudinal follow-up. Conclusion Although losing more than 40% of the original items, the Japanese IPO may be a reliable and valid measure of Kernberg's personality organisation for Japanese populations.

Igarashi, Hiromi; Kikuchi, Hiroyoshi; Kano, Rikihachiro; Mitoma, Hiroshi; Shono, Masahiro; Hasui, Chieko; Kitamura, Toshinori

2009-01-01

207

31 CFR 539.301 - Designated foreign person.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... Regulations Relating to Money and Finance (Continued) OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION TRADE CONTROL REGULATIONS General Definitions § 539.301 Designated foreign person. The...

2013-07-01

208

The Greek version of the Revised Person's Relating to Others Questionnaire (PROQ2-GR): psychometric properties and factor structure.  

PubMed

The Revised Person's Relating to Others Questionnaire (PROQ2) is a self-administered questionnaire of 96 items for measuring a person's negative relating. Its eight scales correspond to the eight octants of the theoretical structure called the interpersonal octagon, which is based upon the assumption that relating occurs along a horizontal, close-distant axis and a vertical, upper-lower axis. The present study concerns the Greek translation of the questionnaire called the PROQ2-GR. The psychometric properties and the factor structure of the PROQ2-GR were studied in a Greek population sample of 457. The findings were compared with those of an English population sample of 276. All scales showed good internal reliability. Four factors were extracted, representing the four main poles of the interpersonal octagon, with good psychometric properties. The positive correlations between all adjacent scales and the negative correlations between certain pairs of opposite scales are as would be expected in a model of circular ordering. The PROQ2-GR showed a greater degree of bipolarity than the PROQ2. Women were significantly more upper close and neutral close than men. The Greeks had a higher total mean score than the English and had higher mean scores on five out of the eight scales. PMID:14577895

Kalaitzaki, Argyroula E; Nestoros, Joannis N

2003-09-01

209

26 CFR 1.1031(a)-2 - Additional rules for exchanges of personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...paragraphs (b)(4) and (5) of this...described in a 6-digit product class within...A property's 6-digit product class is referred...property's NAICS code. (4) Modifications of...classes based on the 4-digit codes contained...

2013-04-01

210

Psychometric Properties of the Persian Version of Type D Personality Scale (DS14).  

PubMed

Objective: Type D personality is based on negative affectivity (NA) and social inhibition (SI). The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of the Persian version of 14-item Type D personality scale (DS14). Methods: The study included 191 normal participants and 176 patients with myocardial infarction (MI). They all filled out the Persian version of DS14, containing 7-item NA and SI subscales; 71 normal subjects completed the neuroticism and extroversion subscales of Eysenck questionnaire. Besides, 71 participants filled out the DS14 twice over a 2-month period. Results: In this study, 35.8 % of MI patients and 24.6% of healthy people were classified as Type D. Factor analysis of Persian version of DS14 yielded the two-factor structure; all of the NA and SI items loaded between 0.65 to 0.80 in patients and 0.48 to 0.79 in healthy people on their corresponding factor. Test-retest stability of the NA and the SI subscales were 0.86 and 0.77 respectively over a 2-month period. High internal consistency of Cronbach's alpha coefficient has been found to be 0.84 in patients and 0.87 in healthy people for the NA sub-scale and 0.86 in patients and 0.75 in healthy people for the SI sub-scale. The construct validity of NA and SI sub scales were confirmed against neuroticism (r = 0.65) and extroversion (r = -0.62) subscales of Eysenck questionnaire respectively. Conclusion: Persian version of DS14 is an acceptable, reliable and valid measure of dimensions of Type D personality. PMID:24644442

Bagherian, Reza; Bahrami Ehsan, Hadi

2011-01-01

211

Legal considerations for protecting the physician's assets.  

PubMed

Most states require that as a consideration of obtaining and maintaining a medical license, all applicants must demonstrate "financial responsibility." Usually this includes: (1) establishing an escrow account of cash and/or readily marketable securities; (2) an irrevocable, non-transferable letter of credit; or (3) in most cases, medical malpractice insurance coverage. In recent years, some states have passed legislation that provides that under certain circumstances, a physician may qualify to forego any of the financial requirements, commonly referred to as "going bare." In this regard, much of the impetus for the recently enacted Obama healthcare plan was the rising cost of healthcare in the United States arising from the extensive, and, to some, unnecessary and extraneous testing and retesting to confirm medical diagnosis and treatment-for the patient's benefit but, as importantly, to forestall a potential medical malpractice claim. As the political challenge to what is commonly referred to as "Obamacare" proceeds, and in the absence of any legislative support for "tort reform" and limitations on frivolous malpractice claims, it is abundantly clear that an integral part of any professional's "estate planning" should include and incorporate the asset protection and exempt property statutes available under the laws of the jurisdiction where the physician resides. PMID:21595387

Wolf, Jerome L

2011-01-01

212

Personal and professional perspectives on social nudism: Should you be personally involved in your research?  

Microsoft Academic Search

My personal involvement in social nudism has been an asset in my 14 years of research comparing social nudists and non?nudists on child and adult body self concept and on adult sexual attitudes and behaviors. With personal involvement, you have a better understanding of the important issues that need to be researched. You may have access to existing literature not

Marilyn D. Story

1993-01-01

213

Organs as inheritable property?  

PubMed

It has been argued that organs should be treated as individual tradable property like other material possessions and assets, on the basis that this would promote individual freedom and increase efficiency in addressing the shortage of organs for transplantation. If organs are to be treated as property, should they be inheritable? This paper seeks to contribute to the idea of organs as inheritable property by providing a defence of a default of the family of a dead person as inheritors of transplantable organs. In the course of discussion, various succession rules for organs and their justifications will be suggested. We then consider two objections to organs as inheritable property. Our intention here is to provoke further thought on whether ownership of one's body parts should be assimilated to property ownership. PMID:23997023

Voo, Teck Chuan; Holm, Soren

2014-01-01

214

Methodology for Highway Asset Valuation in Indiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) requires transportation agencies to report the values of their tangible assets. Numerous valuation methods exist which use different underlying concepts and data items. These traditional methods have a numb...

M. S. Dojuutrek P. A. Makwana S. Labi

2012-01-01

215

12 CFR 347.210 - Asset maintenance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...head office, other branches, agencies, offices, or wholly owned subsidiaries. The Director of the Division...office, or its other branches, agencies, offices or affiliates; (2) Any asset classified Value Impaired,...

2010-01-01

216

Bubbles and Fads in Asset Prices  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article considers the possibility that asset prices might deviate from intrinsic values based on market fundamentals. Three broad categories of theory are surveyed: (1) growing bubbles, (2) fads, and (3) information bubbles. \\

Colin Camerer

1989-01-01

217

Prolong Your Roof's Performance: Roof Asset Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the roof asset management process for maintaining a roof system's integrity and value in a cost-effective manner. Included is a breakdown of roofing surface characteristics for multiply and single ply roofing systems. (GR)

Teitsma, Jerry

2001-01-01

218

Applying Transportation Asset Management in Connecticut.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study consists primarily of a detailed review of those states that utilize transportation asset management systems that may be applicable for Connecticuts consideration, and includes as well the identification of a comprehensive pavement life-cycle an...

A. Zofka N. Lownes

2008-01-01

219

Technology for National Asset Storage Systems.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An industry-led collaborative project, called the National Storage Laboratory, was organized to investigate technology for storage systems that will be the future repositories for our national information assets. Industry participants are IBM Federal Syst...

R. A. Coyne H. Hulen R. Watson

1993-01-01

220

Nuclear Sources and Assets Database (NUSAD) Development.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Nuclear Sources and Assets Database (NUSAD) has been developed and is being maintained by the Atmospheric Radionuclide Monitoring Program at the Center for Monitoring Research (CMR). NUSAD is an Oracle-based database that contains information regardin...

D. Leussing J. C. Rynes

2001-01-01

221

Integrated Facilities Management and Fixed Asset Accounting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A record of a school district's assets--land, buildings, machinery, and equipment--can be a useful management tool that meets accounting requirements and provides appropriate information for budgeting, forecasting, and facilities management. (MLF)

Golz, W. C., Jr.

1984-01-01

222

Mining Existing Assets for Software Product Lines.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Mining of existing assets offers an organization the potential to leverage all, or part, of its cumulative system investments, and thus represents a critical practice area in implementing a software product line. However, there are significant risks in ac...

J. Bergey L. O'Brien D. Smith

2000-01-01

223

Actual and Warranted Relations between Asset Prices  

Microsoft Academic Search

One method of testing efficient-markets present-value models for speculative asset prices has been to test whether the variance of price changes exceeds theoretical variance bounds implied by the models. This paper extends this method from variances to covariances, so that one can test whether pairs of speculative asset prices move together too much relative to bounds implied by the efficient-markets

Andrea E Beltratti; Robert J Shiller

1993-01-01

224

Knowledge asset classification in the construction industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Construction industries have given the efforts to develop the knowledge management (KM) to manage their knowledge assets,\\u000a but it is still required to clarify the definition of knowledge assets to the same extent as has been done in the other industries.\\u000a Major construction companies in Korea have built their own knowledge management system (KMS), but the systems are simply limited

Tai Sik Lee; Dong Wook Lee; Jin Uk Lee

2005-01-01

225

DIAGNOSING ASSETS IMPAIRMENT BY USING RANDOM FORESTS MODEL  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study develops a diagnosing model to examine the outcomes of assets write-off in enriching the literatures of assets impairment. Prior studies employed the Logit, linear and Tobit regression models to classify the determination of assets impairment and to diagnose the magnitude of the impairment, respectively. However, the drivers of assets write-off are somewhat complicated explicitly or implicitly, these models

CHING-LUNG CHEN; CHEI-WEI WU

2012-01-01

226

Financial super-markets: size matters for asset trade  

Microsoft Academic Search

Empirically, demand and market size effects play an important role for international trade in assets and the determination of asset prices. Financial integration decreases the cost of capital, asset prices increase with investors base and market size determines international financial flows. We present a two-country model with an endogenous number of financial assets, where the interaction of a risk diversification

Philippe Martin; Hlne Rey

2004-01-01

227

LAPM: A Liquidity-based Asset Pricing Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

The intertemporal CAPM predicts that an asset's price is equal to the expectation of the product of the asset's payoff and a representative consum substitution. This paper develops an alternative approach to asset pricing based on industrial and financial corporations' desire to hoard liquidity to fulfill future cash needs. Our corporate finance a determinants of asset prices such as the

Bengt Holmstrom; Jean Tirole

1998-01-01

228

Search and Endogenous Concentration of Liquidity in Asset Markets  

Microsoft Academic Search

We develop a search-based model of asset trading, in which investors of different horizons can invest in two assets with identical payoffs. The asset markets are par- tially segmented: buyers can search for only one asset, but can decide which one. We show the existence of a \\

Dimitri Vayanos; Tan Wang

2003-01-01

229

Standard data models for interoperability of municipal infrastructure asset management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Efficient management of infrastructure assets depends largely on the ability to efficiently share, exchange, and manage asset life-cycle information. Although software tools are used to support almost every asset management process in municipalities, data exchange is mainly performed using paper-based or neutral file formats based on ad hoc proprietary data models. Interoperability of various asset management systems is crucial to

Mahmoud R. Halfawy; Dana J. Vanier; Thomas M. Froese

2007-01-01

230

39 CFR 233.11 - Mail reasonably suspected of being dangerous to persons or property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Screening of mail. When the Chief Postal Inspector determines that there is a credible threat that certain mail may contain a bomb, explosives, or other material that would endanger life or property, including firearms which are not mailable...

2013-07-01

231

41 CFR 102-35.20 - What definitions apply to GSA's personal property regulations?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...unusual rates of loss, theft or misuse, or due to national security or export control considerations. Such property includes...information technology equipment with memory capability, cameras, and communications equipment. These classifications...

2013-07-01

232

77 FR 31068 - Additional Identifying Information Associated With Persons Whose Property and Interests in...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Governments of Iran and Syria via Information Technology AGENCY: Office of Foreign...Governments of Iran and Syria via Information Technology,'' whose property and...Governments of Iran and Syria via Information Technology,'' (the...

2012-05-24

233

48 CFR 1852.245-78 - Physical inventory of capital personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2) of this paragraph are met. (1) The Contractor utilizes an electronic system for property identification, such as a laser bar-code reader or radio frequency identification reader, and (i) The programs or software preclude manual data...

2013-10-01

234

Space assets for demining assistance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Populations emerging from armed conflicts often remain threatened by landmines and explosive remnants of war. The international mine action community is concerned with the relief of this threat. The Space Assets for Demining Assistance (SADA) undertaking is a set of activities that aim at developing new services to improve the socio-economic impact of mine action activities, primarily focused on the release of land thought to be contaminated, a process described as land release. SADA was originally initiated by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). It has been implemented under the Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) program of the European Space Agency (ESA). Land release in mine action is the process whereby the demining community identifies, surveys and prioritizes suspected hazardous areas for more detailed investigation, which eventually results in the clearance of landmines and other explosives, thereby releasing land to the local population. SADA has a broad scope, covering activities, such as planning (risk and impact analysis, prioritization, and resource management), field operations and reporting. SADA services are developed in two phases: feasibility studies followed by demonstration projects. Three parallel feasibility studies have been performed. They aimed at defining an integrated set of space enabled services to support the land release process in mine action, and at analyzing their added value, viability and sustainability. The needs of the mine action sector have been assessed and the potential contribution of space assets has been identified. Support services have been formulated. To test their fieldability, proofs of concept involving mine action end users in various operational field settings have been performed by each of the study teams. The economic viability has also been assessed. Whenever relevant and cost-effective, SADA aims at integrating Earth observation data, GNSS navigation and SatCom technologies with existing mine action tools and procedures, as well as with novel aerial survey technologies. Such conformity with existing user processes, as well as available budgets and appropriateness of technology based solutions given the field level operational setting are important conditions for success. The studies have demonstrated that Earth observation data, satellite navigation solutions and in some cases, satellite communication, indeed can provide added value to mine action activities if properly tailored based on close user interaction and provided through a suitable channel. Such added value for example includes easy and sustained access to Earth observation data for general purpose mapping, land use assessment for post-release progress reporting, and multi-source data fusion algorithms to help quantify risks and socio-economic impact for prioritization and planning purposes. The environment and boundaries of a hazardous area can also be better specified to support the land release process including detailed survey and clearance operations. Satellite communication can help to provide relevant data to remote locations, but is not regarded as strongly user driven. Finally, satellite navigation can support more precise non-technical surveys, as well as aerial observation with small planes or hand-launched UAV's. To ensure the activity is genuinely user driven, the Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) plays an important role as ESA's external advisor. ESA is furthermore supported by a representative field operator, the Swiss Foundation of Mine Action (FSD), providing ESA with a direct connection to the field level end users. Specifically FSD has provided a shared user needs baseline to the three study teams. To ensure solutions meet with end user requirements, the study teams themselves include mine action representatives and have interacted closely with their pre-existing and newly established contacts within the mine action community.

Kruijff, Michiel; Eriksson, Daniel; Bouvet, Thomas; Griffiths, Alexander; Craig, Matthew; Sahli, Hichem; Gonzlez-Rosn, Fernando Valcarce; Willekens, Philippe; Ginati, Amnon

2013-02-01

235

25 CFR 115.106 - Assets of members of the Agua Caliente Band of Mission Indians.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...with the Act of October 17, 1968 (Pub. L. 90-597). The management or disposition of real property is covered in other parts...The Director is authorized to enter into contracts for the management of the assets (except real property) of individual...

2011-04-01

236

The Treatment of Assets and Income From Assets in Income-Conditioned Government Benefit Programs; Technical Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These technical papers were presented at the Conference on Treatment of Assets and Income from Assets in Income Conditioned Programs. Six papers dealing with current and alternative treatments of assets and income from assets in programs that offer both cash and noncash benefits were presented. The first three authors reviewed the network of rules

Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.

237

The correlation between industrial fixed assets investment and total assets contribution rate of industrial enterprises over scale in Wuhan  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper uses the methods of data description analysis, data dependence analysis, linear regression analysis, to analyze the correlation between fixed asset investment growth rate and total assets contribution rate. At last, it reaches the conclusion that a significant linear correlation exists between industrial fixed assets investment and assets contribution rate of industrial enterprises over scale, and that the improvement

Liang Dong; Wang Ziye

2011-01-01

238

76 FR 47646 - Additional Designation of Person Whose Property and Interests in Property Are Blocked Pursuant to...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...national emergency to address the deterioration of the security situation and the persistence of violence in Somalia and acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia. Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all property...

2011-08-05

239

76 FR 47647 - Additional Designation of Person Whose Property and Interests in Property Are Blocked Pursuant to...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...national emergency to address the deterioration of the security situation and the persistence of violence in Somalia and acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia. Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all property...

2011-08-05

240

Aging, Asset Markets, and Asset Returns: A View From Europe to Asia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The extent of the demographic changes is dramatic especially in some Asian and European countries. This paper investigates the effect of aging on global asset markets and asset returns, focusing on markets for productive capital, and especially on interactions between European and Asian economic development. Aging has complex effects on the markets for real capital. If elderly people save less

Axel BRSCH-SUPAN; Alexander LUDWIG

2009-01-01

241

Caryocar brasiliense supercritical CO2 extract possesses antimicrobial and antioxidant properties useful for personal care products  

PubMed Central

Background The cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries have an increasing interest in replacing synthetic antimicrobials in dermatological products due to increased microbial resistance to conventional antimicrobial agents. Pequi (Caryocar brasiliense) is a native fruit tree of the Brazilian Cerrado, specifically used in cosmetics, in the food industry, and for medicinal purposes. Leishmanicidal and antifungal activities have been reported previously. This study was designed to evaluate the antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of a C. brasiliense extract obtained by supercritical CO2 extraction. Methods The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Staphylococcus aureus were determined by the classical microdilution method. Antiseptic activity against these organisms was evaluated by the plate diffusion method. The antioxidant potential of the extract was evaluated using a method based on the oxidation of 2,2?-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) (ABTS). The extracts chemical profile was analyzed for the presence of alkaloids, saponins, anthraquinones, steroids, tannins, flavonoids, and phenolic compounds according to standard colorimetric methods. Results The C. brasiliense supercritical CO2 extract exhibits antimicrobial activity against all bacteria tested. It also possesses antioxidant activity, when compared to a vitamin E standard. Conclusions The C. brasiliense supercritical CO2 extract may be useful for the development of personal care products, primarily for antiseptic skin products that inactivate, reduce, prevent, or arrest the growth of microorganisms with the inherent intent to mitigate or prevent disease as well as products that minimize damage caused by free radicals.

2014-01-01

242

Comparative study of nonlinear properties of EEG signals of normal persons and epileptic patients  

PubMed Central

Background Investigation of the functioning of the brain in living systems has been a major effort amongst scientists and medical practitioners. Amongst the various disorder of the brain, epilepsy has drawn the most attention because this disorder can affect the quality of life of a person. In this paper we have reinvestigated the EEGs for normal and epileptic patients using surrogate analysis, probability distribution function and Hurst exponent. Results Using random shuffled surrogate analysis, we have obtained some of the nonlinear features that was obtained by Andrzejak et al. [Phys Rev E 2001, 64:061907], for the epileptic patients during seizure. Probability distribution function shows that the activity of an epileptic brain is nongaussian in nature. Hurst exponent has been shown to be useful to characterize a normal and an epileptic brain and it shows that the epileptic brain is long term anticorrelated whereas, the normal brain is more or less stochastic. Among all the techniques, used here, Hurst exponent is found very useful for characterization different cases. Conclusion In this article, differences in characteristics for normal subjects with eyes open and closed, epileptic subjects during seizure and seizure free intervals have been shown mainly using Hurst exponent. The H shows that the brain activity of a normal man is uncorrelated in nature whereas, epileptic brain activity shows long range anticorrelation.

2009-01-01

243

Regime-based asset allocation via adaptive risk premium  

US Patent & Trademark Office Database

A method for identifying a regime-based asset allocation via an adaptive risk premium (ARP) involves receiving a financial data; receiving financial parameters; generating an ARP; determining risk regimes; calculating an expected return and a covariance matrix of assets; calculating a number of calculated weights for each risk regime; determining a current risk regime; determining a number of asset weights of a current portfolio; adjusting the asset weights of the current portfolio to match the calculated weights for the current risk regime; calculating a momentum, volatility, and a correlation (MVC) for each of the asset classes of the current portfolio; ranking each asset class of the current portfolio; adjusting the first adjusted asset weights of the current portfolio; determining one of the second adjusted asset weights for the current portfolio; and generating an investment portfolio based on one of the second adjusted asset weights for the current portfolio.

2013-04-02

244

Penalty methods for the numerical solution of American multi-asset option problems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We derive and analyze a penalty method for solving American multi-asset option problems. A small, non-linear penalty term is added to the Black-Scholes equation. This approach gives a fixed solution domain, removing the free and moving boundary imposed by the early exercise feature of the contract. Explicit, implicit and semi-implicit finite difference schemes are derived, and in the case of independent assets, we prove that the approximate option prices satisfy some basic properties of the American option problem. Several numerical experiments are carried out in order to investigate the performance of the schemes. We give examples indicating that our results are sharp. Finally, the experiments indicate that in the case of correlated underlying assets, the same properties are valid as in the independent case.

Nielsen, Bjrn Fredrik; Skavhaug, Ola; Tveito, Aslak

2008-12-01

245

Risk analysis for critical asset protection.  

PubMed

This article proposes a quantitative risk assessment and management framework that supports strategic asset-level resource allocation decision making for critical infrastructure and key resource protection. The proposed framework consists of five phases: scenario identification, consequence and criticality assessment, security vulnerability assessment, threat likelihood assessment, and benefit-cost analysis. Key innovations in this methodology include its initial focus on fundamental asset characteristics to generate an exhaustive set of plausible threat scenarios based on a target susceptibility matrix (which we refer to as asset-driven analysis) and an approach to threat likelihood assessment that captures adversary tendencies to shift their preferences in response to security investments based on the expected utilities of alternative attack profiles assessed from the adversary perspective. A notional example is provided to demonstrate an application of the proposed framework. Extensions of this model to support strategic portfolio-level analysis and tactical risk analysis are suggested. PMID:18076495

McGill, William L; Ayyub, Bilal M; Kaminskiy, Mark

2007-10-01

246

Wealth distributions in asset exchange models  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A model for the evolution of the wealth distribution in an economically interacting population is introduced, in which a specified amount of assets are exchanged between two individuals when they interact. The resulting wealth distributions are determined for a variety of exchange rules. For "random" exchange, either individual is equally likely to gain in a trade, while "greedy" exchange, the richer individual gains. When the amount of asset traded is fixed, random exchange leads to a Gaussian wealth distribution, while greedy exchange gives a Fermi-like scaled wealth distribution in the long-time limit. Multiplicative processes are also investigated, where the amount of asset exchanged is a finite fraction of the wealth of one of the traders. For random multiplicative exchange, a steady state occurs, while in greedy multiplicative exchange a continuously evolving power law wealth distribution arises.

Ispolatov, S.; Krapivsky, P. L.; Redner, S.

1998-03-01

247

Hedging contingent claims on defaultable assets  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Following the JLT model (Jarrow, Lando and Turnbull), this paper represents a defaultable asset as a continuous stochastic process plus a Poisson jump modelling the bankruptcy event. It is shown that if the recovery condition is known beforehand, a contingent claim can be hedged by a position in the defaultable asset and a risk-free instrument. In addition, the claim must satisfy a jump-diffusion equation and a risk-neutral representation is obtained using this equation. Examples include the price of a risky zero-coupon bond with a fixed recovery value and the prices of risky Call/Put options on corporate instruments (instrument terminates upon default). .

Beumee, Johan G. B.

2001-02-01

248

39 CFR 3060.14 - Competitive products enterprise statement of allocated assets and liabilities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Competitive products enterprise...assets and liabilities. 3060...Competitive products enterprise...assets and liabilities. The Postal...assets and liabilities of the theoretical...competitive products...

2010-07-01

249

39 CFR 3060.14 - Competitive products enterprise statement of allocated assets and liabilities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Competitive products enterprise...assets and liabilities. 3060...Competitive products enterprise...assets and liabilities. The Postal...assets and liabilities of the theoretical...competitive products...

2013-07-01

250

39 CFR 3060.14 - Competitive products enterprise statement of allocated assets and liabilities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Competitive products enterprise...assets and liabilities. 3060...Competitive products enterprise...assets and liabilities. The Postal...assets and liabilities of the theoretical...competitive products...

2009-07-01

251

75 FR 43197 - Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS): Asset Management Transition Year 2 Extension  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Assessment System (PHAS): Asset Management Transition Year 2 Extension...Assessment System (PHAS): Asset Management Transition Year 2 Information...Assessment System (PHAS): Asset Management Transition Year...

2010-07-23

252

41 CFR 102-36.90 - How do we find out what personal property is available as excess?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false How do we find out what personal...102-36.90 How do we find out what personal...excess? You may use the following methods to find...b) Contact or submit want lists to regional GSA Personal...holding agency websites. (d) Conduct on-site...

2013-07-01

253

25 CFR 15.101 - When should I notify the agency of the death of a person owning trust or restricted property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...death of a person owning trust or restricted property? 15.101 Section 15.101 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT...FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES Starting the Probate Process § 15.101 When should I notify the agency of the...

2011-04-01

254

29 CFR 15.304 - Are there limits to claims for loss of or damages to personal property under the WIA?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Claims Arising Out of the Operation of the Job Corps § 15.304 Are there limits...personal property that occurred while at the Job Corps Center or while on authorized travel...be considered under the WIA. (b) The Job Corps will only reimburse up to...

2013-07-01

255

Self-consistent asset pricing models  

Microsoft Academic Search

We discuss the foundations of factor or regression models in the light of the self-consistency condition that the market portfolio (and more generally the risk factors) is (are) constituted of the assets whose returns it is (they are) supposed to explain. As already reported in several articles, self-consistency implies correlations between the return disturbances. As a consequence, the alphas and

Y. Malevergne; D. Sornette

2007-01-01

256

Inventory Management with Asset-Based Financing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most of the traditional models in production and inventory control ignore the financial states of an organization and can lead to infeasible practices in real systems. This paper is the first attempt to incorporate asset-based financing into production decisions. Instead of setting a known, exogenously determined budgetary constraint as most existing models suggest, we model the available cash in each

John A. Buzacott; Rachel Q. Zhang

2004-01-01

257

77 FR 71530 - Cuban Assets Control Regulations  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...third-country diplomatic or consular missions in Cuba. OFAC also is amending the Cuban Assets...certain payments for services rendered by Cuba to United States aircraft that currently...transfers of credit and all payments in which Cuba or a Cuban national has any interest...

2012-12-03

258

Asset-based Reserve Requirements: Some Reservations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Thomas Palley's (2004) paper Asset-based reserve requirements: reasserting domestic monetary control in an era of financial innovation and instability has radical implications for monetary policy and the operations of central banks in the money markets. This comment argues that Palley's proposal may be impractical today because it overlooks banks' holding of excessive reserves (or claims on such reserves), and because

Jan Toporowski

2007-01-01

259

Asset Building for and by Young People  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article summarizes the four preceding articles on youth and saving, identifies policy and program implications, and suggests directions for future scholarship. It is clear that saving is difficult for many people and throughout the life course. Efforts to help young people accumulate assets might encourage saving by parents, encourage saving

Beverly, Sondra G.

2013-01-01

260

The United Kingdom's School Asset Management Plans.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the U.K.'s Asset Management Plans (AMPs) designed to help Local Education Authorities (LEAs) identify and address the most important priorities in their school capital programs, and to help in their longer term planning and management of the school estate. Discusses AMP objectives, the stages of developing an AMP, and how the Department

Jones, Alan

1999-01-01

261

Asset Health Reviews to Manage Remaining Life  

Microsoft Academic Search

For many utilities the asset base is ageing at a time when the business focus is on system availability and energy not supplied. For the major plant items, such as generators, cables and transformers, where failure leads to long term unavailability, it is important to be able to define the risks of future operation. The processes used to achieve this

A. Wilson; J. A. Lapworth

2007-01-01

262

Consumption, Asset Markets, and Macroeconomic Fluctuations  

Microsoft Academic Search

A broad exploratory data analysis is conducted to assess the promise of a kind of model in which long-term asset prices change through time primarily due to consumption related changes in the rate of discount. Aggregate consumption data are used to infer ex-post marginal rates of substitution. Prices of stocks, bonds, short debt, land and housing are examined for the

Robert J. Shiller

1982-01-01

263

Generalized Disappointment Aversion and Asset Prices  

Microsoft Academic Search

We characterize generalized disappointment aversion (GDA) risk preferences that can overweight lower-tail outcomes relative to expected utility. We show in an endowment economy that recursive utility with GDA risk preferences generates effective risk aversion that is countercyclical. This feature comes from endogenous variation in the probability of disappointment in the representative agent's intertemporal consumption-saving problem that underlies the asset pricing

BRYAN R. ROUTLEDGE; STANLEY E. ZIN

2010-01-01

264

Capitalizing hidden values from hospital assets.  

PubMed

Benefits from selling noncore assets include generating capital and freeing up management resources. Monetization transaction structures include sale, partnership, and strategic affiliation. A hospital that engages in such a transaction needs to ensure that the purchaser or joint venture partner will maintain the hospital's high standards of care and ethical principles. PMID:20358876

Beith, Carsten; Vaughan, James

2010-04-01

265

Organization of Financial and Business Management Assets.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

For the Materiel Systems Group (MSG), like other government agencies, the most efficient use of assets grows in importance everyday. The attached paper presents an idea that increases the usefulness of a portion of MSG human resources. The proposal also o...

L. J. Mouser

1995-01-01

266

Asset-Pricing Puzzles and Incomplete Markets  

Microsoft Academic Search

The representative agent theory of asset pricing is modified to incorporate heterogeneous agents and incomplete markets. The model features two types of agents who differ up to a nontradable, idiosyncratic component in their endowment processes. Numerical solutions indicate that individuals are able to diversify a substantial portion of their idiosyncratic income risk through riskless borrowing and lending alone. Restrictions on

Chris I Telmer

1993-01-01

267

Liquid Asset Ratios and Financial Sector Reform  

Microsoft Academic Search

As a monetary, selective credit, and government debt-management instrument, a liquid asset ratio is generally inefficient and may introduce serious distortions. However, it may play a limited role as a prudential instrument, particularly in less sophisticated banking systems or in the context of currency board arrangements. Recent trends in the use of this instrument have been to either abolish it

Anne-Marie Gulde; Jean Claude Nascimento; Lorena Zamalloa

1997-01-01

268

Asset Pricing Implications of Firms' Financing Constraints  

Microsoft Academic Search

We use a production-based asset pricing model to investigate whether financing con- straints are quantitatively important for the cross-section of returns. Specifically, we use GMM to explore the stochastic Euler equation imposed on returns by optimal invest- ment. Our methods can identify the impact of financial frictions on the stochastic discount factor with cyclical variations in cost of external funds.

Joo F. Gomes; Amir Yaron; Lu Zhang

2003-01-01

269

New Trends in Facility Asset Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains new, positive trends in facility asset management that encompasses greater acceptance and involvement of facility managers in the financial planning process, greater awareness of the need for maintenance, and facility administrators taking a greater role with business officers. The new climate for alternative renewal financing proposals

Adams, Matt

2000-01-01

270

75 FR 23327 - Asset-Backed Securities  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...characteristics? Should we require graphical presentation of static...the information on a password-protected Web site...asset is not part of a scheme to evade registration...not part of a plan or scheme to evade the requirements...not part of a plan or scheme to evade the...

2010-05-03

271

Generalised diffusion model of asset price fluctuations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a (semi-) analytical model of asset fluctuations using the framework of Fokker-Planck equations, together with generalised diffusion coefficients. Allowing for time dependence of the coefficients D 1 and D 2 provides a route to the characterization of the long- and short-time nature of autocorrelation functions, as is demonstrated for Dow Jones 1993-2012 financial data.

Richmond, Peter; Sexton, Michael B.; Hardiman, Stephen J.; Hutzler, Stefan

2014-03-01

272

Asset prices in business cycle analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Asset prices are well known to lead the business cycle, yet most modern models generate movements in prices and quantities that are roughly contemporaneous. In US data, for example, equity returns and the short-term interest rate lead GDP growth by one or two quarters, while growth rates of consumption, investment, and employment growth move more or less together with GDP.

David K. Backus; Bryan R. Routledge

273

Asset-Based Measurement of Poverty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Poverty is generally defined as income or expenditure insufficiency, but the economic condition of a household also depends on its real and financial asset holdings. This paper investigates measures of poverty that rely on indicators of household net worth. We review and assess two main approaches followed in the literature: income-net worth

Brandolini, Andrea; Magri, Silvia; Smeeding, Timothy M.

2010-01-01

274

Department of Energy's Emergency Response Support and Logistics Assets.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Department of Energy (DOE) possesses deployable mechanical, electrical, logistical, and communications assets for supporting emergency response operations in a field environment. These assets are operated and maintained by Bechtel Nevada personnel at ...

R. A. Lambert

1999-01-01

275

Elements of a Comprehensive Signals Asset Management System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document takes an initial step towards development of an operations asset management methodology through an investigation of traffic signal systems applications. It presents findings of a state-of-the-practice review of signal systems asset managemen...

2004-01-01

276

Organizing Nonlethal Attack Assets in Operational and Strategic Organizations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Nonlethal attack assets, specifically public affairs, psychological operations and civil affairs, are often the first deep strike option of the operational and strategic commander. Organizing, integrating and synchronizing these assets into the staff stru...

D. M. Murphy

1997-01-01

277

77 FR 9877 - Reporting of Specified Foreign Financial Assets; Correction  

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...REG-130302-10] RIN 1545-BJ69 Reporting of Specified Foreign Financial Assets; Correction AGENCY: Internal...December 19, 2011, relating to the reporting of specified foreign financial assets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...

2012-02-21

278

77 FR 10422 - Reporting of Specified Foreign Financial Assets; Correction  

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...REG-130302-10] RIN 1545-BJ69 Reporting of Specified Foreign Financial Assets; Correction AGENCY: Internal...2011 (76 FR 78594), relating to the reporting of specified foreign financial assets. DATES: Effective Date:...

2012-02-22

279

Personal(ized) Health Monitoring, Personalization, and Personality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Use of technology in individual health monitoring is predicted to be widespread in near future healthcare systems and in smart home environments. The term Personalized Health Monitoring (PHM) is proposed for these applications. A framework describing aspects of personalization and personality that are relevant to personalized health monitoring is presented. The framework addresses personal data, adaptability, feedback, and personality. Influence

Dieter Rhode

2011-01-01

280

Data-Snooping Biases in Tests of Financial Asset Pricing Models  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tests of financial asset pricing models may yield misleading inferences when properties of the data are used to construct the test statistics. In particular, such tests are often based on returns to portfolios of common stock, where portfolios are constructed by sorting on some empirically motivated characteristic of the securities such as market value of equity. Analytical calculations, Monte Carlo

Andrew W Lo; A Craig MacKinlay

1990-01-01

281

Assets Forfeiture Fund and Seized Asset Deposit Fund Annual Financial Statement, Fiscal Year 2006.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The primary mission of the Department of Justice (DOJ or the Department) Asset Forfeiture Program (AFP) is to maximize the effectiveness of forfeiture as a deterrent to crime. This is accomplished by means of depriving drug traffickers, racketeers, and ot...

2007-01-01

282

Assets Forfeiture Fund and Seized Asset Deposit Fund Annual Financial Statement, Fiscal Year 2004.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The primary mission of the Department of Justice (DOJ or the Department) Asset Forfeiture Program (AFP) is to maximize the effectiveness of forfeiture as a deterrent to crime. This is accomplished by means of depriving drug traffickers, racketeers, and ot...

2005-01-01

283

Assets Forfeiture Fund and Seized Asset Deposit Fund Annual Financial Statements, Fiscal Year 2011.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The primary mission of the Department of Justice (DOJ or the Department) Asset Forfeiture Program (AFP or the Program) is to prevent and reduce crime by disrupting, damaging, and dismantling criminal organizations through the use of the forfeiture sanctio...

2012-01-01

284

Assets Forfeiture Fund and Seized Asset Deposit Fund Annual Financial Statement, Fiscal Year 2007.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The primary mission of the Department of Justice (DOJ or the Department) Asset Forfeiture Program (AFP) is to maximize the effectiveness of forfeiture as a deterrent to crime. This is accomplished by means of depriving drug traffickers, racketeers, and ot...

2008-01-01

285

A Capital Asset Pricing Model with Time-Varying Covariances  

Microsoft Academic Search

The capital asset pricing model provides a theoretical structure for the pricing of assets with uncertain returns. The premium to induc e risk-averse investors to bear risk is proportional to the nondivers ifiable risk, which is measured by the covariance of the asset return with the market portfolio return. In this paper, a multivariate, gen eralized-autoregressive, conditional, heteroscedastic process is

Tim Bollerslev; Robert F. Engle; Jeffrey M. Wooldridge

1988-01-01

286

78 FR 17136 - Federal Credit Union Ownership of Fixed Assets  

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2013-03-20

287

78 FR 57250 - Federal Credit Union Ownership of Fixed Assets  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...3133-AE05 Federal Credit Union Ownership of Fixed Assets AGENCY: National Credit Union Administration...federal credit union (FCU) ownership of fixed assets to help FCUs better understand and...incidental to its operations.\\1\\ NCUA's fixed assets rule interprets and implements...

2013-09-18

288

Building a DAM To Last: Archiving Digital Assets.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses archiving digital information and the need for organizations to develop policies regarding digital asset management (DAM) and storage. Topics include determining the value of digital assets; formats of digital information; use of stored information; and system architecture, including hardware and asset management software. (LRW)

Zeichick, Alan

2003-01-01

289

Asset management for infrastructures in fast developing countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Risk based asset management (RBAM), the rationalization of decision making on physical assets, has been a rising profession for infrastructures in the Netherlands. Many companies report cost reductions and quality improvements it the same time. This makes one wonder whether Asset management could be of any help for fast developing countries, as they seem to struggle with both aspects. To

Ype C. Wijnia

2009-01-01

290

Utility asset management in the electrical power distribution sector  

Microsoft Academic Search

Asset management is a concept that has been used in both the private and public sectors with a vast number of interpretations. In the context of an electricity distribution utility, asset management can be defined as a systematic process of, cost-effectively, operating, maintaining and upgrading of electrical assets by combining engineering practices and economic analysis with sound business practice. Any

Innocent E. Davidson

2005-01-01

291

17 CFR 229.1111 - (Item 1111) Pool assets.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...regarding the assets. For example, if benchmarks or criteria different from that specified...underwriting criteria or other criteria or benchmark used to evaluate the assets, or any...underwriting criteria or other criteria or benchmark used to evaluate the assets and...

2013-04-01

292

Financial Super-Markets: Size Matters for Asset Trade  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper presents a two-country macroeconomic model in which the number of financial assets is endogenous. Imperfect substitutability of assets and international transaction costs give a comparative advantage to large markets, because of demand effects. Agents have more incentives to undertake risky investments on those markets; they can also diversify risk at a lower cost. Prices of financial assets are

Philippe Martin; Hlne Rey

1999-01-01

293

Multi-asset investment-consumption model with transaction costs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we consider the multi-asset optimal investment-consumption model: a riskless asset and d risky assets. when the initial time is t[greater-or-equal, slanted]0, for a proportional transaction costs and discount factors, we proof that the value function of the model is a unique viscosity solution of a Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman (HJB) equations.

Zhao, Xiao-Yan; Nie, Zan-Kan

2005-09-01

294

12 CFR 701.36 - FCU ownership of fixed assets.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-01-01 false FCU ownership of fixed assets. 701.36 Section 701.36 Banks and...CREDIT UNIONS § 701.36 FCU ownership of fixed assets. (a) Investment in Fixed Assets. (1) No Federal credit union with...

2010-01-01

295

12 CFR 701.36 - FCU ownership of fixed assets.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2009-01-01 false FCU ownership of fixed assets. 701.36 Section 701.36 Banks and...CREDIT UNIONS § 701.36 FCU ownership of fixed assets. (a) Investment in Fixed Assets. (1) No Federal credit union with...

2009-01-01

296

Asset Management Guide: Focusing on the Management of Our Transit Investments.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

To advance transit asset management, this guide provides a transit-specific asset management framework for managing assets individually and as a portfolio of assets that comprise an integrated system. The guide provides flexible, yet targeted guidance to ...

D. Rose K. Shah L. Isaac T. Blake

2012-01-01

297

The effects of locomotor training with a robotic-gait orthosis (Lokomat) on neuromuscular properties in persons with chronic SCI.  

PubMed

We studied the effects of robotic-assisted locomotor (LOKOMAT) training on neuromuscular abnormality associated with spasticity in persons with incomplete Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). LOKOMAT training was performed 3 days/week for 4 weeks, with up to 45 minutes of training per session. Subjects were evaluated before and after 1, 2, and 4 weeks of training, and the effects of training on the intrinsic (muscular) and reflexive components of the neuromuscular properties were quantified over the ankle range-of-motion. A linear (slope&intercept) regression was fit to the stiffness-angle curve. "Growth mixture" modeling was used to identify recovery classes for these parameters over the training period. Two distinct classes were observed. Class 1 subjects had initially higher reflex stiffness parameters (i.e., intercept and slope vs. ankle position) and reduced significantly over the training period. Class 2 subjects initially had lower reflex stiffness parameters and experienced non-significant reductions. Similar results were observed for the intrinsic stiffness intercept; however, intrinsic slope showed no significant improvement over training for either class. These findings demonstrate that LOKOMAT training is effective in reducing reflex and intrinsic stiffness (which abnormally increase in SCI) and improving the abnormal modulation of reflexes over the ankle range-of-motion. PMID:23366769

Mirbagheri, Mehdi M; Niu, Xun; Kindig, Matt; Varoqui, Deborah

2012-01-01

298

Econometric Modelling of the Financing Decisions of the UK Personal Sector: Preliminary Results.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A development of the Almost Ideal Demand System (AIDS) model is used to explain personal sector holdings of a set of liquid assets, capital uncertain assets and liabilities. The Granger-Engle procedure is applied to a system of equations to establish a lo...

D. G. Barr K. Cuthbertson

1989-01-01

299

31 CFR 544.308 - Property; property interest.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Continued) OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION PROLIFERATORS SANCTIONS REGULATIONS General Definitions § 544.308 Property; property interest. The terms property and property...

2009-07-01

300

Adding Intelligence to Mobile Asset Management in Hospitals: The True Value of RFID.  

PubMed

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology is expected to play a vital role in the healthcare arena, especially in times when cost containments are at the top of the priorities of healthcare management authorities. Medical equipment represents a significant share of yearly healthcare operational costs; hence, ensuring an effective and efficient management of such key assets is critical to promptly and reliably deliver a diversity of clinical services at the patient bedside. Empirical evidence from a phased-out RFID implementation in one European hospital demonstrates that RFID has the potential to transform asset management by improving inventory management, enhancing asset utilization, increasing staff productivity, improving care services, enhancing maintenance compliance, and increasing information visibility. Most importantly, RFID allows the emergence of intelligent asset management processes, which is, undoubtedly, the most important benefit that could be derived from the RFID system. Results show that the added intelligence can be rather basic (auto-status change) or a bit more advanced (personalized automatic triggers). More importantly, adding intelligence improves planning and decision-making processes. PMID:23943057

Castro, Linda; Lefebvre, Elisabeth; Lefebvre, Louis A

2013-10-01

301

Preserving Plutonium-244 as a National Asset  

SciTech Connect

Plutonium-244 (244 Pu) is an extremely rare and long-lived isotope of plutonium with a half-life of 80 million years. Measureable amounts of 244 Pu are found in neither reactor-grade nor weapons-grade plutonium. Production of this isotope requires a very high thermal flux to permit the two successive neutron captures that convert 242 Pu to 243 Pu to 244 Pu, particularly given the short (about 5 hour) half-life of 243 Pu. Such conditions simply do not exist in plutonium production processes. Therefore, 244 Pu is ideal for precise radiochemical analyses measuring plutonium material properties and isotopic concentrations in items containing plutonium. Isotope dilution mass spectrometry is about ten times more sensitive when using 244 Pu rather than 242 Pu for determining plutonium isotopic content. The isotope can also be irradiated in small quantities to produce superheavy elements. The majority of the existing global inventory of 244 Pu is contained in the outer housing of Mark-18A targets at the Savannah River Site (SRS). The total inventory is about 20 grams of 244 Pu in about 400 grams of plutonium distributed among the 65 targets. Currently, there are no specific plans to preserve these targets. Although the cost of separating and preserving this material would be considerable, it is trivial in comparison to new production costs. For all practical purposes, the material is irreplaceable, because new production would cost billions of dollars and require a series of irradiation and chemical separation cycles spanning up to 50 years. This paper will discuss a set of options for overcoming the significant challenges to preserve the 244 Pu as a National Asset: (1) the need to relocate the material from SRS in a timely manner, (2) the need to reduce the volume of material to the extent possible for storage, and (3) the need to establish an operational capability to enrich the 244 Pu in significant quantities. This paper suggests that if all the Mark-18A plutonium is separated, it would occupy a small volume and would be inexpensive to store while an enrichment capability is developed. Very small quantities could be enriched in existing mass separators to support critical needs.

Patton, Bradley D [ORNL; Alexander, Charles W [ORNL; Benker, Dennis [ORNL; Collins, Emory D [ORNL; Romano, Catherine E [ORNL; Wham, Robert M [ORNL

2011-01-01

302

Equilibrium asset pricing with systemic risk  

Microsoft Academic Search

We provide an equilibrium multi-asset pricing model with micro- founded systemic risk and heterogeneous investors. Systemic\\u000a risk arises due to excessive leverage and risk taking induced by free-riding externalities. Global risk-sensitive financial\\u000a regulations are introduced with a view of tackling systemic risk, with Value-at-Risk a key component. The model suggests that\\u000a risk-sensitive regulation can lower systemic risk in equilibrium, at

Jn Danelsson; Jean-Pierre Zigrand

2008-01-01

303

Curriculum asset mapping for One Health education.  

PubMed

The major premise of One Health is engagement of multiple disciplines to address shared problems spanning human, animal, and ecosystem health. The current model of academic specialization encourages development of isolated disciplines within the university setting, thereby creating barriers to resource sharing and academic collaboration. The aim of this project was to develop a systematic approach to mapping university assets that could be harnessed to advance One Health education. Asset in this context was defined as a course, program, or faculty expertise relevant to a particular One Health problem. The approach adopted comprised the following steps: (1) identify a current problem that would benefit from an integrated, interdisciplinary perspective (e.g., EIDs [emerging infectious diseases]); (2) identify individual disciplinary teaching areas pertinent to the problem (e.g., health communication, wildlife ecology); (3) identify competencies expected to be attained by graduates who will address the problem (e.g., respond to outbreaks); (4) survey faculty members on their teaching areas and curricular offerings that address these competencies; and (5) compile responses in a database that is searchable by teaching area and competency. We discuss our recent experiences mapping the assets at Tufts University that are relevant to the problem of EIDs with emphasis on zoonotic-disease surveillance, outbreak investigation, and outbreak response. Using 13 teaching areas and 16 competencies relevant to applied epidemiology, we identified and characterized previously untapped resources across the university. Asset mapping is thus a useful tool for identifying university resources and opportunities that can be leveraged to support interdisciplinary education for One Health. PMID:24072190

Mor, Siobhan M; Robbins, Alison H; Jarvin, Linda; Kaufman, Gretchen E; Lindenmayer, Joann M

2013-01-01

304

76 FR 37892 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Orders...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Orders 13288 and 13391 AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets...no longer blocked pursuant to the aforementioned Executive Orders, and accordingly removed them from the SDN...

2011-06-28

305

Initial cash/asset ratio and asset prices: An experimental study  

PubMed Central

A series of experiments, in which nine participants trade an asset over 15 periods, test the hypothesis that an initial imbalance of asset/cash will influence the trading price over an extended time. Participants know at the outset that the asset or stock pays a single dividend with fixed expectation value at the end of the 15th period. In experiments with a greater total value of cash at the start, the mean prices during the trading periods are higher, compared with those with greater amount of asset, with a high degree of statistical significance. The difference is most significant at the outset and gradually tapers near the end of the experiment. The results are very surprising from a rational expectations and classical game theory perspective, because the possession of a large amount of cash does not lead to a simple motivation for a trader to bid excessively on a financial instrument. The gradual erosion of the difference toward the end of trading, however, suggests that fundamental value is approached belatedly, offering some consolation to the rational expectations theory. It also suggests that there is a time scale on which an evolution toward fundamental value occurs. The experimental results are qualitatively compatible with the price dynamics predicted by a system of differential equations based on asset flow. The results have broad implications for the marketing of securities, particularly initial and secondary public offerings, government bonds, etc., where excess supply has been conjectured to suppress prices.

Caginalp, Gunduz; Porter, David; Smith, Vernon

1998-01-01

306

Initial cash/asset ratio and asset prices: an experimental study.  

PubMed

A series of experiments, in which nine participants trade an asset over 15 periods, test the hypothesis that an initial imbalance of asset/cash will influence the trading price over an extended time. Participants know at the outset that the asset or "stock" pays a single dividend with fixed expectation value at the end of the 15th period. In experiments with a greater total value of cash at the start, the mean prices during the trading periods are higher, compared with those with greater amount of asset, with a high degree of statistical significance. The difference is most significant at the outset and gradually tapers near the end of the experiment. The results are very surprising from a rational expectations and classical game theory perspective, because the possession of a large amount of cash does not lead to a simple motivation for a trader to bid excessively on a financial instrument. The gradual erosion of the difference toward the end of trading, however, suggests that fundamental value is approached belatedly, offering some consolation to the rational expectations theory. It also suggests that there is a time scale on which an evolution toward fundamental value occurs. The experimental results are qualitatively compatible with the price dynamics predicted by a system of differential equations based on asset flow. The results have broad implications for the marketing of securities, particularly initial and secondary public offerings, government bonds, etc., where excess supply has been conjectured to suppress prices. PMID:11038619

Caginalp, G; Porter, D; Smith, V

1998-01-20

307

[A short version of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI-15): dimensionality and psychometric properties in a representative sample of the German population].  

PubMed

The Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI) is a commonly used measure of narcissism. This study administered a 15 item short version of the NPI (NPI-15). Central aims of the present study were to examine its dimensionality, and to provide data on its psychometric properties. NPI-15 and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS-D) were assessed in a representative sample of the German population (N=2,512). According to Scree-plot and model fit, a solution with 2 or 3 factors seemed feasible. Because of factor loadings and item-level associations to depression/anxiety we decided to favour a 2-factor-solution. 2 subscales reflecting different facets of narcissism were compiled (leadership ability/personality [LA/LP], grandiosity [G]). The psychometric properties of these scales were good (LA/LP) respectively unsatisfactory (G). The validity of the NPI-15 needs to be further studied. PMID:23475762

Spangenberg, Lena; Romppel, Matthias; Bormann, Bianca; Hofmeister, Dirk; Brhler, Elmar; Strau, Bernhard

2013-08-01

308

RAPID: Collaborative Commanding and Monitoring of Lunar Assets  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

RAPID (Robot Application Programming Interface Delegate) software utilizes highly robust technology to facilitate commanding and monitoring of lunar assets. RAPID provides the ability for intercenter communication, since these assets are developed in multiple NASA centers. RAPID is targeted at the task of lunar operations; specifically, operations that deal with robotic assets, cranes, and astronaut spacesuits, often developed at different NASA centers. RAPID allows for a uniform way to command and monitor these assets. Commands can be issued to take images, and monitoring is done via telemetry data from the asset. There are two unique features to RAPID: First, it allows any operator from any NASA center to control any NASA lunar asset, regardless of location. Second, by abstracting the native language for specific assets to a common set of messages, an operator may control and monitor any NASA lunar asset by being trained only on the use of RAPID, rather than the specific asset. RAPID is easier to use and more powerful than its predecessor, the Astronaut Interface Device (AID). Utilizing the new robust middleware, DDS (Data Distribution System), developing in RAPID has increased significantly over the old middleware. The API is built upon the Java Eclipse Platform, which combined with DDS, provides platform-independent software architecture, simplifying development of RAPID components. As RAPID continues to evolve and new messages are being designed and implemented, operators for future lunar missions will have a rich environment for commanding and monitoring assets.

Torres, Recaredo J.; Mittman, David S.; Powell, Mark W.; Norris, Jeffrey S.; Joswig, Joseph C.; Crockett, Thomas M.; Abramyan, Lucy; Shams, Khawaja S.; Wallick, Michael; Allan, Mark; Hirsh, Robert

2011-01-01

309

Psychometric properties of an informant personality questionnaire (the HAP) in a sample of older adults in the Netherlands and Belgium.  

PubMed

In geriatric psychiatry, informant reports are often important due to cognitive problems and related impaired insight and judgment. Informant questionnaires to identify personality traits among older adults are sparse. The Dutch informant personality questionnaire (the HAP) is especially developed to address this need. The objective of this study is the psychometric evaluation of the HAP among older adults in the Netherlands and Belgium. We investigated the internal consistency, gender differences, the test-retest and inter-rater reliability, the factorial structure, and the concurrent validity. Informants completed the HAP ratings of nursing home residents (n?=?385) and elderly psychiatric patients (n?=?204). The internal consistency of the scales is good. Medium gender differences on three scales were found in the population Psychiatry. The inter-rater and test-retest reliability are good to excellent. There are significant similarities between a number of HAP scales and dimensions of the Big Five. The congruence between the factor structures in both samples is very high. We labeled the three factors externalizing/antagonistic, internalizing/neurotic, and compulsive. The HAP meets the need for validated and reliable informant instruments for personality assessment among older adults in geriatric psychiatry. The content scales of the questionnaire address traits of the premorbid personality. Therefore, the HAP might be useful for personality assessment and selecting treatment options in mental healthcare and can be applied in scientific research in the area of personality aspects in late life. PMID:23323723

Barendse, H P J; Thissen, A J C; Rossi, G; Oei, T I; van Alphen, S P J

2013-01-01

310

Role of accelerated segment switch in exons to alter targeting (ASSET) in the molecular evolution of snake venom proteins  

PubMed Central

Background Snake venom toxins evolve more rapidly than other proteins through accelerated changes in the protein coding regions. Previously we have shown that accelerated segment switch in exons to alter targeting (ASSET) might play an important role in its functional evolution of viperid three-finger toxins. In this phenomenon, short sequences in exons are radically changed to unrelated sequences and hence affect the folding and functional properties of the toxins. Results Here we analyzed other snake venom protein families to elucidate the role of ASSET in their functional evolution. ASSET appears to be involved in the functional evolution of three-finger toxins to a greater extent than in several other venom protein families. ASSET leads to replacement of some of the critical amino acid residues that affect the biological function in three-finger toxins as well as change the conformation of the loop that is involved in binding to specific target sites. Conclusion ASSET could lead to novel functions in snake venom proteins. Among snake venom serine proteases, ASSET contributes to changes in three surface segments. One of these segments near the substrate binding region is known to affect substrate specificity, and its exchange may have significant implications for differences in isoform catalytic activity on specific target protein substrates. ASSET therefore plays an important role in functional diversification of snake venom proteins, in addition to accelerated point mutations in the protein coding regions. Accelerated point mutations lead to fine-tuning of target specificity, whereas ASSET leads to large-scale replacement of multiple functionally important residues, resulting in change or gain of functions.

Doley, Robin; Mackessy, Stephen P; Kini, R Manjunatha

2009-01-01

311

15 CFR 744.22 - Restrictions on exports, reexports and transfers to persons whose property and interests in...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...property are blocked pursuant to Executive Orders 13310, 13448 or 13464. 744...property are blocked pursuant to Executive Orders 13310, 13448 or 13464. Consistent...property are blocked pursuant to Executive Orders 13310, 13448 or 13464....

2010-01-01

312

41 CFR 102-75.160 - Should prefabricated movable structures be designated real or personal property for disposition...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 75-REAL...structures such as Butler-type storage warehouses, Quonset huts, and house...

2013-07-01

313

41 CFR 102-75.750 - Who is eligible to receive surplus real and related personal property for correctional facility...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...property for correctional facility, law enforcement, or emergency management response...Property for Correctional Facility, Law Enforcement, Or Emergency Management Response...property for correctional facility, law enforcement, or emergency management...

2013-07-01

314

Nuclear Materials: Reconsidering Wastes and Assets - 13193  

SciTech Connect

The nuclear industry, both in the commercial and the government sectors, has generated large quantities of material that span the spectrum of usefulness, from highly valuable ('assets') to worthless ('wastes'). In many cases, the decision parameters are clear. Transuranic waste and high level waste, for example, have no value, and is either in a final disposition path today, or - in the case of high level waste - awaiting a policy decision about final disposition. Other materials, though discardable, have intrinsic scientific or market value that may be hidden by the complexity, hazard, or cost of recovery. An informed decision process should acknowledge the asset value, or lack of value, of the complete inventory of materials, and the structure necessary to implement the range of possible options. It is important that informed decisions are made about the asset value for the variety of nuclear materials available. For example, there is a significant quantity of spent fuel available for recycle (an estimated $4 billion value in the Savannah River Site's (SRS) L area alone); in fact, SRS has already blended down more than 300 metric tons of uranium for commercial reactor use. Over 34 metric tons of surplus plutonium is also on a path to be used as commercial fuel. There are other radiological materials that are routinely handled at the site in large quantities that should be viewed as strategically important and / or commercially viable. In some cases, these materials are irreplaceable domestically, and failure to consider their recovery could jeopardize our technological leadership or national defense. The inventories of nuclear materials at SRS that have been characterized as 'waste' include isotopes of plutonium, uranium, americium, and helium. Although planning has been performed to establish the technical and regulatory bases for their discard and disposal, recovery of these materials is both economically attractive and in the national interest. (authors)

Michalske, T.A. [Savannah River National Laboratory (United States)] [Savannah River National Laboratory (United States)

2013-07-01

315

Marketing Plan for Demonstration and Validation Assets  

SciTech Connect

The National Security Preparedness Project (NSPP), is to be sustained by various programs, including technology demonstration and evaluation (DEMVAL). This project assists companies in developing technologies under the National Security Technology Incubator program (NSTI) through demonstration and validation of technologies applicable to national security created by incubators and other sources. The NSPP also will support the creation of an integrated demonstration and validation environment. This report documents the DEMVAL marketing and visibility plan, which will focus on collecting information about, and expanding the visibility of, DEMVAL assets serving businesses with national security technology applications in southern New Mexico.

None

2008-05-30

316

Self-consistent asset pricing models  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We discuss the foundations of factor or regression models in the light of the self-consistency condition that the market portfolio (and more generally the risk factors) is (are) constituted of the assets whose returns it is (they are) supposed to explain. As already reported in several articles, self-consistency implies correlations between the return disturbances. As a consequence, the alphas and betas of the factor model are unobservable. Self-consistency leads to renormalized betas with zero effective alphas, which are observable with standard OLS regressions. When the conditions derived from internal consistency are not met, the model is necessarily incomplete, which means that some sources of risk cannot be replicated (or hedged) by a portfolio of stocks traded on the market, even for infinite economies. Analytical derivations and numerical simulations show that, for arbitrary choices of the proxy which are different from the true market portfolio, a modified linear regression holds with a non-zero value ?i at the origin between an asset i's return and the proxy's return. Self-consistency also introduces orthogonality and normality conditions linking the betas, alphas (as well as the residuals) and the weights of the proxy portfolio. Two diagnostics based on these orthogonality and normality conditions are implemented on a basket of 323 assets which have been components of the S&P500 in the period from January 1990 to February 2005. These two diagnostics show interesting departures from dynamical self-consistency starting about 2 years before the end of the Internet bubble. Assuming that the CAPM holds with the self-consistency condition, the OLS method automatically obeys the resulting orthogonality and normality conditions and therefore provides a simple way to self-consistently assess the parameters of the model by using proxy portfolios made only of the assets which are used in the CAPM regressions. Finally, the factor decomposition with the self-consistency condition derives a risk-factor decomposition in the multi-factor case which is identical to the principal component analysis (PCA), thus providing a direct link between model-driven and data-driven constructions of risk factors. This correspondence shows that PCA will therefore suffer from the same limitations as the CAPM and its multi-factor generalization, namely lack of out-of-sample explanatory power and predictability. In the multi-period context, the self-consistency conditions force the betas to be time-dependent with specific constraints.

Malevergne, Y.; Sornette, D.

2007-08-01

317

Ideas in Asset and AssetLiability Management in the Tradition of H.M. Markowitz  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a I discuss my contributions (1) to static portfolio theory in my papers in the 1970s; (2) to later extensions to portfolio\\u000a management under uncertainty; (3) to scenario optimization stochastic programming-based multiperiod assetliability models;\\u000a and (4) to the Kelly capital growth approach that many great investors have used.

William T. Ziemba

318

75 FR 12000 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (``OFAC'') is publishing the name of one individual whose property and interests in property have been unblocked pursuant to Executive Order 12978 of October 21, 1995, Blocking Assets and Prohibiting Transactions With Significant Narcotics...

2010-03-12

319

The hidden value of transmission assets  

SciTech Connect

Numerous utilities have realized that they can do better with their transmission assets than neutering them into ISOs and have proposed the creation of for-profit transmission companies (Transcos). This would turn transmission assets into equity with higher risk but also returns potentially higher than the regulated cost of capital. This article's contribution to the ongoing debate is to show that Transcos constitute a simple and robust solution to transmission congestion problems that would otherwise jeopardize the advent of competitive power markets. Policymakers and regulators should therefore view favorably the emergence of for-profit, regulated transmission companies, and leave them with reasonable room to recover their cost and earn a fully compensatory return on investment. Regulatory benevolence is crucial for Transcos, for electric power transmission is arguably the ultimate regulated activity: significant economies of scale and wide-ranging network externalities (the infamous loop flows) make operation and management of the grid a natural monopoly that must be regulated. A significant share of the value at stake therefore hinges on the regulator's attitude towards the for-profit transmission company: if the regulator is favorable, she will leave enough room to recover the variable and capital costs. If she is unfavorable, the proposition is simply a non-starter. This article first builds a public policy argument in favor of transmission companies, then discusses the key success factors required to create significant value in transmission: regulatory prowess and superior network management.

Nasser, T.O. (McKinsey and Co., Washington, DC (United States))

1999-06-01

320

Living Fully in the Shadow of Mortal Time: Psychosocial Assets in Advanced Cancer  

PubMed Central

Objective To characterize the strategies and psychosocial conditions that influence how resilient people live in the face of advanced cancer. Methods Grounded theory interviews and surveys of ten resilient people with advanced cancer were collected and analyzed. Findings Personal assets including positive relationships, purpose in life, faith, and a sense of mastery contributed to living fully in mortal time. Strategies included embracing paradox, reframing time, deepening connections, and aligning actions with priorities. Open-ended interviews yielded rich illness and life stories; many participants requested a copy of the transcript. Conclusions Resilient people use a range of strategies to thrive in the face of advanced cancer.

Wise, Meg; Marchand, Lucille

2013-01-01

321

Development and Psychometric Properties of an Assessment for Persons with Intellectual Disability--The InterRAI ID  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the development of the interRAI-Intellectual Disability (interRAI ID), a comprehensive instrument that assesses all key domains of interest to service providers relative to a person with an intellectual disability (ID). The authors report on the reliability and validity of embedded scales for cognition, self-care, aggression,

Martin, Lynn; Hirdes, John P.; Fries, Brant E.; Smith, Trevor F.

2007-01-01

322

75 FR 60567 - Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to Serious Human Rights Abuses by the...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Human Rights Abuses by the Government of Iran and Taking Certain Other Actions By the...C. 1601et seq.), the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment...to be an official of the Government of Iran or a person acting on behalf of the...

2010-10-01

323

Final Report - Chemical Industry Corrosion Management - A Comprehensive Information System (ASSET 2)  

SciTech Connect

The research sponsored by this project has greatly expanded the ASSET corrosion prediction software system to produce a world-class technology to assess and predict engineering corrosion of metals and alloys corroding by exposure to hot gases. The effort included corrosion data compilation from numerous industrial sources and data generation at Shell Oak Ridge National Laboratory and several other companies for selected conditions. These data were organized into groupings representing various combinations of commercially available alloys and corrosion by various mechanisms after acceptance via a critical screening process to ensure the data were for alloys and conditions, which were adequately well defined, and of sufficient repeatability. ASSET is the largest and most capable, publicly-available technology in the field of corrosion assessment and prediction for alloys corroding by high temperature processes in chemical plants, hydrogen production, energy conversion processes, petroleum refining, power generation, fuels production and pulp/paper processes. The problems addressed by ASSET are: determination of the likely dominant corrosion mechanism based upon information available to the chemical engineers designing and/or operating various processes and prediction of engineering metal losses and lifetimes of commercial alloys used to build structural components. These assessments consider exposure conditions (metal temperatures, gas compositions and pressures), alloy compositions and exposure times. Results of the assessments are determination of the likely dominant corrosion mechanism and prediction of the loss of metal/alloy thickness as a function of time, temperature, gas composition and gas pressure. The uses of these corrosion mechanism assessments and metal loss predictions are that the degradation of processing equipment can be managed for the first time in a way which supports efforts to reduce energy consumption, ensure structural integrity of equipment with the goals to avoid premature failure, to quantitatively manage corrosion over the entire life of high temperature process equipment, to select alloys for equipment and to assist in equipment maintenance programs. ASSET software operates on typical Windows-based (Trademark of Microsoft Corporation) personal computers using operating systems such as Windows 2000, Windows NT and Vista. The software is user friendly and contains the background information needed to make productive use of the software in various help-screens in the ASSET software. A graduate from a university-level curriculum producing a B.S. in mechanical/chemical/materials science/engineering, chemistry or physics typically possesses the background required to make appropriate use of ASSET technology. A training/orientation workshop, which requires about 3 hours of class time was developed and has been provided multiple times to various user groups of ASSET technology. Approximately 100 persons have been trained in use of the technology. ASSET technology is available to about 65 companies representing industries in petroleum/gas production and processing, metals/alloys production, power generation, and equipment design.

Randy C. John, Arthur L. Young, Arthur D. Pelton, William T. Thompson adn Ian G. Wright

2008-10-10

324

A Model for Resource Allocation Using Operational Knowledge Assets  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The paper seeks to develop a business model that shows the impact of operational knowledge assets on intellectual capital (IC) components and business performance and use the model to show how knowledge assets can be prioritized in driving resource allocation decisions. Design/methodology/approach: Quantitative data were collected from 84

Andreou, Andreas N.; Bontis, Nick

2007-01-01

325

An Asset Management System for School Buildings in Quebec  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented here are the major reasons why an asset management system (AMS) is needed, a brief history of their evolution and a description of the initiative undertaken by Quebec to implement such a system. The appendix contains the recommended basic requirements for an asset management system. (Contains 1 figure and 4 footnotes.)

Gerbasi, Dino; Marchand, Gilles

2005-01-01

326

26 CFR 1.338-8 - Asset and stock consistency.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...involving target affiliates that are controlled...iii) The asset is owned, immediately after...purchase (or by an affiliate of an acquiring...which is determined wholly by reference to...target or a target affiliate (see paragraph...and the asset is owned both...

2010-04-01

327

THE RISKS OF INTANGIBLE ASSETS IN FINANCIAL STATEMENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Intangible assets that take place in financial statements is an argument, which have been gone on for a long time, in an academical platform, market environment and business environment. Intangible assets can be growing items during the merging and acquisition, it can ,as well as, sometimes be created by firms oneself. They are open to speculation by different ways because

Mahmut Yardimcioglu; Fehmi Karasioglu

328

Knowledge Management Capability Assessment: Validating a Knowledge Assets Measurement Instrument  

Microsoft Academic Search

Measurement of organizational knowledge assets is necessary to determine the effectiveness of knowledge management initiatives. A Knowledge Management Capability Assessment instrument has been developed and operationalized to measure knowledge assets identified as Knowledge Capability Areas. A longitudinal field study is initiated in a large microchip manufacturing company to determine the reliability and validity of the KMCA and to assess the

Ron Freeze; Uday R. Kulkarni

2005-01-01

329

7 CFR 3560.625 - Maintaining the physical asset.  

... 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Maintaining the physical asset. 3560.625 Section 3560.625 Agriculture ...On-Farm Labor Housing 3560.625 Maintaining the physical asset. On-farm labor housing must meet state and...

2014-01-01

330

Securitization of Financial Asset\\/Liability Products with Longevity Risk  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the securitization of financial products that have both assets and liabilities, and that are affected by longevity risk. The longevity risk is what determines the magnitude of the assets and that of the liabilities embedded in the financial product to be securitized. Examples of such financial products are senior life settlements, viaticles, reverse mortgages, or annuities.

Carlos Ortiz; Charles Stone; Anne Zissu

2010-01-01

331

Adolescent Violence: The Protective Effects of Youth Assets  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors explored adolescent physical fighting and weapon carrying, using in-home interviews with 1,098 middle-high school students and their parents. Logistic regression analyses examined the relationship between youth assets and the risk behaviors while controlling for demographic information. Both demographic factors and assets were

Aspy, Cheryl B.; Oman, Roy F.; Vesely, Sara K.; McLeroy, Kenneth; Rodine, Sharon; Marshall, LaDonna

2004-01-01

332

Real options and asset valuation in competitive energy markets  

Microsoft Academic Search

The focus of this work is to develop a robust valuation framework for physical power assets operating in competitive markets such as peaking or mid-merit thermal power plants and baseload power plants. The goal is to develop a modeling framework that can be adapted to different energy assets with different types of operating flexibilities and technical constraints and which can

Adekunle Richard Oduntan

2007-01-01

333

Hierarchical Financial Needs Reflected by Household Financial Asset Shares  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explores the relationship between family financial needs and household financial asset shares. A conceptual framework based on the needs hierarchy theory, new consumer demand theory, and prospect theory guides the investigation. Results from the bivariate and tobit analyses suggest that family financial needs are hierarchical that are reflected by patterns of financial asset shares. Specifically, checking and savings

Jing J. Xiao; Joan Gray Anderson

1997-01-01

334

A Model of the Asset Disposition Decision of the RTC  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this paper is to develop a model of the asset disposition decision for the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC). In this paper, we focus on the primary goal of the RTC-to maximize the net present value of the cash flows generated through holding and selling the assets it acquires. A major decision it faces is whether to hold

Michael Lea; Kenneth J. Thygerson

1994-01-01

335

The Developmental Assets and ASCA's National Standards: A Crosswalk Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article offers a comprehensive literature review of Developmental Assets[TM], defined as the positive building blocks that all children and adolescents need to succeed. The article examines the usefulness of the Developmental Assets for a comprehensive, developmental, and strengths-based school counseling program. A crosswalk comparing the

Stevens, Holly; Wilkerson, Kevin

2010-01-01

336

26 CFR 1.338-8 - Asset and stock consistency.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...a) On February 1 of Year 1, T sells an asset...gain. On December 1 of Year 1, P disposes of all of the P1 stock while P1 still owns the asset. On January 1 of Year 2, P makes a qualified... (b) Immediately after T's...

2013-04-01

337

Protecting Our Assets: Internal Control Principles in Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses financial and physical asset protection in libraries based on principles of internal control. Elements of internal control are explained: reliable personnel; physical safeguarding of assets; separation of duties; adequate documentation; independent checks; proper procedures and authorizations; and bonding, job rotation, and enforced

Snyder, Herbert

1997-01-01

338

The Relationship Between Fixed Asset Liquidation Value And Market Capitalization  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the relationship between the liquidation values of a firm's fixed assets and the firms' market capitalization. The significance of this relationship is demonstrated by comparing it with the relationship between the book value of a firm's fixed assets and the firm's market capitalization. A stronger, or enhanced, relationship for liquidation values to market capitalization indicates it's usefulness

T. Maurice Lockridge; Gary Saunders

2009-01-01

339

Family Assets and Child Outcomes: Evidence and Directions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For poor families, the possession of assets--savings accounts, homes, and the like--has the potential not only to relieve some of the stress of living in poverty but also to make a better future seem like a real possibility. If children in families that own certain assets fare better than children in families without them, then helping poor

Grinstein-Weiss, Michal; Williams Shanks, Trina R.; Beverly, Sondra G.

2014-01-01

340

Forecasting Output and Inflation: The Role of Asset Prices  

Microsoft Academic Search

Are asset prices useful predictors of inflation and real output growth? After reviewing the large literature on this topic, we undertake an empirical analysis of quarterly data for seven OECD countries spanning 1959-99. The literature review and the empirical analysis yield the same conclusions. Some asset prices predict inflation or output growth in some countries in some periods. Which series

James H. Stock; Mark W. Watson

2003-01-01

341

Personal Bankruptcy and Credit Supply and Demand  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines how personal bankruptcy and bankruptcy exemptions affect the supply and demand for credit. While generous state-level bankruptcy exemptions are probably viewed by most policymakers as benefiting less-well-off borrowers, the authors' results using data from the 1983 Survey of Consumer Finances suggest that they increase the amount of credit held by high-asset households and reduce the availability and

John Karl Scholtz; Michelle J. White

1997-01-01

342

76 FR 81421 - Eligible Obligations, Charitable Contributions, Nonmember Deposits, Fixed Assets, Investments...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Charitable Contributions, Nonmember Deposits, Fixed Assets, Investments, Member Business...charitable contributions, nonmember deposits, fixed assets, investments, and member business...contributions; (2) nonmember deposits; (3) fixed assets; (4) zero-coupon...

2011-12-28

343

77 FR 25210 - Advisors Series Trust and Orinda Asset Management, LLC; Notice of Application  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Advisors Series Trust and Orinda Asset Management, LLC; Notice of Application...the ``Trust'') and Orinda Asset Management, LLC (the ``Advisor...Milwaukee, WI 53202 and Orinda Asset Management, LLC, 4 Orinda Way,...

2012-04-27

344

12 CFR 615.5211 - Risk categories-balance sheet assets.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...dollar-for-dollar from capital and assets as discussed in § 615.5210(c). This category comprises standard risk assets such as those typically found in...Premises, plant, and equipment; other fixed assets; and other real estate...

2010-01-01

345

12 CFR 615.5211 - Risk categories-balance sheet assets.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...dollar-for-dollar from capital and assets as discussed in § 615.5210(c). This category comprises standard risk assets such as those typically found in...Premises, plant, and equipment; other fixed assets; and other real estate...

2009-01-01

346

17 CFR 270.3a-7 - Issuers of asset-backed securities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...rating of the issuer's outstanding fixed-income securities; and (iii) The assets are not acquired or disposed of for...of this section: (1) Eligible assets means financial assets, either fixed or revolving, that by their...

2009-04-01

347

17 CFR 270.3a-7 - Issuers of asset-backed securities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...rating of the issuer's outstanding fixed-income securities; and (iii) The assets are not acquired or disposed of for...of this section: (1) Eligible assets means financial assets, either fixed or revolving, that by their...

2013-04-01

348

17 CFR 270.3a-7 - Issuers of asset-backed securities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...rating of the issuer's outstanding fixed-income securities; and (iii) The assets are not acquired or disposed of for...of this section: (1) Eligible assets means financial assets, either fixed or revolving, that by their...

2010-04-01

349

Air Storage System Energy Transfer (ASSET) plants  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The design features and performance capabilities of Air Storage System Energy Transfer (ASSET) plants for transferring off-peak utility electricity to on-peak hours are described. The plant operations involve compressing ambient air with an axial flow compressor and depositing it in an underground reservoir at 70 bar pressure. Released during a peaking cycle, the pressure is reduced to 43 bar, the air is heated to 550 C, passed through an expander after a turbine, and passed through a low pressure combustion chamber to be heated to 850 C. A West German plant built in 1978 to supply over 300 MW continuous power for up to two hours is detailed, noting its availability factor of nearly 98 percent and power delivery cost of $230/kW installed. A plant being constructed in Illinois will use limestone caverns as the air storage tank.

Stys, Z. S.

1983-09-01

350

41 CFR 102-75.575 - Who notifies non-profit organizations that surplus real property and related personal property to...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...property to be used for self-help housing or housing assistance...organizations, following guidance in the GSA Customer Guide to Real Property...Coordinate any requirement for self-help housing or housing assistance use of the property with the...

2013-07-01

351

41 CFR 102-36.200 - May we acquire excess personal property for cannibalization purposes by the grantees?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...property for cannibalization purposes by the grantees? 102-36.200 Section 102-36...for Non-Federal Recipients Project Grantees § 102-36.200 May we acquire...property for cannibalization purposes by the grantees? Yes, subject to GSA approval,...

2013-07-01

352

41 CFR 102-36.195 - What type of excess personal property may we furnish to our project grantees?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...property may we furnish to our project grantees? 102-36.195 Section 102-36...for Non-Federal Recipients Project Grantees § 102-36.195 What type of excess...property may we furnish to our project grantees? You may furnish to your...

2013-07-01

353

Personal Taxes, Inflation and Valuation Under Earnings Retention Reinvestment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Modigliani and Miller demonstrated the impact of corporate taxes on valuation. Miller, Jaffe and Modigliani among others further studied the impact of personal taxes on valuation. Amoako-Adu attempted to analyse the impact of dividend taxes on valuation. Hochman and Palmon studied the impact of inflation on the aggregate debt-asset ratio by incorporating the tax considerations of investors firms explicitly. Rashid

Ragunathan V

354

Advanced criticality assessment method for sewer pipeline assets.  

PubMed

For effective management of water and wastewater infrastructure, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA) has long emphasized the significant role of risk in prioritizing and optimizing asset management decisions. High risk assets are defined as assets with a high probability of failure (e.g. soon to fail, old, poor condition) and high consequences of failure (e.g. environmental impact, high expense, safety concerns, social disruption). In practice, the consequences of failure are often estimated by experts through a Delphi method. However, the estimation of the probability of failure has been challenging as it requires the thorough analysis of the historical condition assessment data, repair and replacement records, and other factors influencing the deterioration of the asset. The most common predictor in estimating the probability of failure is calendar age. However, a simple reliance on calendar age as a basis for estimating the asset's deterioration pattern completely ignores the different aging characteristics influenced by various operational and environmental conditions. This paper introduces a new approach of using 'real age' in estimating the probability of failure. Unlike the traditional calendar age method, the real age represents the adjusted age based on the unique operational and environmental conditions of the asset. Depending on the individual deterioration pattern, the real age could be higher or lower than its calendar age. Using the concept of real age, the probability of failure of an asset can be more accurately estimated. PMID:23508155

Syachrani, S; Jeong, H D; Chung, C S

2013-01-01

355

41 CFR 102-41.65 - What happens to forfeited personal property that is transferred or retained for official use?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...additional provisions of subpart E of this part and part 101-42 of Chapter 101, Federal Property Management Regulations in this title when disposing of firearms, distilled spirits, wine, beer, and drug...

2013-07-01

356

[Preventive properties of the blood sera from persons vaccinated with a Proteus vaccine made from soluble antigen complexes].  

PubMed

In experiments of the passive protection of mice the protective properties of sera obtained from humans before and after their immunization with Proteus vaccine used as a monopreparation or in combination with staphylococcal toxoid and/or pyoimmunogen were studied. When introduced in a single subcutaneous injection, Proteus vaccine prepared from soluble antigenic complexes ensured an increase in the protective properties of sera. The second injection of the vaccine essentially enhanced the protective potency of the sera of the immunized donors. The therapeutic injection of Proteus vaccine ensured the essential increase of the protective properties of the sera. This increase could be experimentally detected within at least 25-30 days from the beginning of immunization. The immunization of volunteers with Proteus vaccine in combination with pyoimmunogen and adsorbed staphylococcal toxoid ensured the maximum increase of the protective properties of their sera. PMID:3087123

Levina, L A; Kre?nin, L S; Kaverina, K G; Zdanovskaia, L K; Iurova, V A

1986-04-01

357

Exploring Patterns of Service Utilization Among Persons With Disabilities in a Consumer-Directed Care Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Empirical evidence on the role financial institutions and home and community-based interventions play in influencing asset building among persons with disabilities is scarce. This article contributes to this effort directed at understanding such effects by exploring patterns of and barriers to use of banking services offered by the credit union that has enrolled persons with disabilities in Iowa under a

Margaret Lombe; Kevin Mahoney; Venera Bekteshi

2009-01-01

358

Capitals, assets, and resources: some critical issues.  

PubMed

This paper explores the potential of Bourdieu's approach to capital as a way of understanding class dynamics in contemporary capitalism. Recent rethinking of class analysis has sought to move beyond what Rosemary Crompton (1998) calls the 'employment aggregate approach', one which involves categorizing people into class groups according to whether they have certain attributes (e.g. occupations). Instead, recent contributions by Pierre Bourdieu, Erik Wright, Aage Sorensen, and Charles Tilly have concentrated on understanding the mechanisms that produce class inequalities. Concepts such as assets, capitals and resources (CARs) are often used to explain how class inequalities are produced, but there remain ambiguities and differences in how such terms are understood. This paper identifies problems faced both by game theoretical Marxism and by the rational choice approach of Goldthorpe in developing an adequate approach to CARs. It then turns to critically consider how elements of Bourdieu's approach, where his concept of capital is related to those of habitus and field, might overcome these weaknesses. Our rendering of his arguments leads us to conclude that our understanding of CARs might be enriched by considering how capital is distinctive not in terms of distinct relations of exploitation, but through its potential to accumulate and to be converted to other resources. This focus, we suggest, sidesteps otherwise intractable problems in CAR based approaches. PMID:15777461

Savage, Mike; Warde, Alan; Devine, Fiona

2005-03-01

359

Technology for national asset storage systems  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An industry-led collaborative project, called the National Storage Laboratory, was organized to investigate technology for storage systems that will be the future repositories for our national information assets. Industry participants are IBM Federal Systems Company, Ampex Recording Systems Corporation, General Atomics DISCOS Division, IBM ADSTAR, Maximum Strategy Corporation, Network Systems Corporation, and Zitel Corporation. Industry members of the collaborative project are funding their own participation. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory through its National Energy Research Supercomputer Center (NERSC) will participate in the project as the operational site and the provider of applications. The expected result is an evaluation of a high performance storage architecture assembled from commercially available hardware and software, with some software enhancements to meet the project's goals. It is anticipated that the integrated testbed system will represent a significant advance in the technology for distributed storage systems capable of handling gigabyte class files at gigabit-per-second data rates. The National Storage Laboratory was officially launched on 27 May 1992.

Coyne, Robert A.; Hulen, Harry; Watson, Richard

1993-01-01

360

Inverse Statistics and Asset Allocation Efficiency  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper using inverse statistics analysis, the effect of investment horizon on the efficiency of portfolio selection is examined. Inverse statistics analysis is a general tool also known as probability distribution of exit time that is used for detecting the distribution of the time in which a stochastic process exits from a zone. This analysis was used in Refs. 1 and 2 for studying the financial returns time series. This distribution provides an optimal investment horizon which determines the most likely horizon for gaining a specific return. Using samples of stocks from Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE) as an emerging market and S&P 500 as a developed market, effect of optimal investment horizon in asset allocation is assessed. It is found that taking into account the optimal investment horizon in TSE leads to more efficiency for large size portfolios while for stocks selected from S&P 500, regardless of portfolio size, this strategy does not only not produce more efficient portfolios, but also longer investment horizons provides more efficiency.

Bolgorian, Meysam

361

75 FR 10996 - Cuban Assets Control Regulations  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...terms for authorized exports from the United States to Cuba pursuant to the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement...authorized sales of agricultural commodities or products to Cuba or any person in Cuba are (1) ``payment of cash in advance,''...

2010-03-10

362

The University as a National Asset  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Criticising human capital analysis as it has been applied to public policy (e.g. seeing educational institutions as means to greater personal and national income and substituting capital for labor, which causes competition for students' borrowed money), the author argues for a negative income tax and an endowment funding for institutions of higher

Herman, William R.

1976-01-01

363

Mystery Person  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article features a mathematical game called "Mystery Person." The author describes how the Mystery Person game was tried with first-graders [age 6]. The Mystery games involve the generation of key questions, the coordination of information--often very complex information--and the formulation of consequences based on this coordination.

O'Brien, Tom

2011-01-01

364

A framework for considering externalities in urban water asset management.  

PubMed

Urban communities rely on a complex network of infrastructure assets to connect them to water resources. There is considerable capital investment required to maintain, upgrade and extend this infrastructure. As the remit of a water utility is broader than just financial considerations, infrastructure investment decisions must be made in light of environmental and societal issues. One way of facilitating this is to integrate consideration of externalities into decision making processes. This paper considers the concept of externalities from an asset management perspective. A case study is provided to show the practical implications to a water utility and asset managers. A framework for the inclusion of externalities in asset management decision making is also presented. The potential for application of the framework is highlighted through a brief consideration of its key elements. PMID:22156123

Marlow, David; Pearson, Leonie; Macdonald, Darla Hatton; Whitten, Stuart; Burn, Stewart

2011-01-01

365

Implementation of Total Asset Management at the University of Tasmania.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the implementation of total asset management (TAM) at the University of Tasmania to better link physical resources management with the university's strategic planning. Discusses TAM's principles, objectives, and future direction. (EV)

Smith, Matt

2002-01-01

366

Marriage Education, Financial Literacy, and Asset Development Roundtable Meeting Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On February 5, 2008, ASPE convened a diverse group of experts with research, policy, and practice experience in marriage education, financial literacy, and/or asset development. The purpose of this Roundtable was to provide an opportunity to exchange know...

A. Bir E. Corwin P. Joshi R. F. Lerman

2008-01-01

367

Assets for Independence Act Evaluation: Design Phase. Concept Paper.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report provides the conceptual framework for the evaluation of the Assets for Independence Act. We focus here on the research questions to be addressed in the evaluation, the evaluation methods appropriate for addressing these questions, and the meas...

D. Page-Adams, L. Johnson, M. Clancy, M. Sherraden, S. Beverly, S. Porterfield

2000-01-01

368

Transportation Asset Management in Australia, Canada, England, and New Zealand.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A significant challenge for U.S. transportation agencies is managing the transportation asset base while funding expansions of the network to meet increasing demands. The Federal Highway Administration, American Association of State Highway and Transporta...

D. R. Geiger P. T. Wells P. Bugas-Schramm L. D. Love D. L. Merida

2005-01-01

369

6th National Conference on Transportation Asset Management.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

More than 250 attendees benefited from the technical presentations and facilitated discussions conducted at the 6th National Conference on Transportation Asset Management, which was held November 13, 2005, in Kansas City, Missouri. The conference was orga...

K. A. Zimmerman L. A. Sweet

2006-01-01

370

Investment Analysis of Software Assets for Product Lines.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Group, product line, and program managers are faced with allocating resources to projects. Should all resources be dedicated to meet near-term deliverables. Or should some be siphoned off to build software assets that may improve quality, flexibility, and...

J. Withey

1996-01-01

371

76 FR 78553 - Reporting of Specified Foreign Financial Assets  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...specified foreign financial assets-- (1...mark-to-market accounting under section 475; (2) A financial account maintained by a foreign financial institution for which...mark-to-market accounting under section...

2011-12-19

372

Commercial Practices as Applied to Total Asset Visibility.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document provides an overview of the military's objective for their Joint Total Asset Visibility (JTAV) 2020 program. In addition, this document reviews the current supply chain of the Air Force and attempts to identify areas of improvement and makes...

S. J. Mason J. Chimka T. Yeung M. Greiner

2003-01-01

373

Performance Measures and Targets for Transportation Asset Management.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The two volumes of this report--Volume I, Research Report, and Volume II, Guide for Performance Measure Identification and Target Setting--will help transportation agencies apply the concepts of performance management to their asset management efforts. Vo...

2006-01-01

374

Documenting Training Opportunities Related to Transportation Asset Management.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Many public agencies are now seeking training in the concepts, tools and processes of Transportation Asset Management. Some are creating their own training materials. Some are relying on vendors. Others rely on public providers such as Local Technical Ass...

M. R. Ebeling J. Bittner E. Wittwer

2005-01-01

375

47 CFR 32.1500 - Other jurisdictional assets-net.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Instructions for Balance Sheet Accounts § 32.1500 Other jurisdictional assetsnet. This account shall include the cumulative impact on assets of jurisdictional ratemaking practices which vary from those of this Commission. All entries recorded in...

2013-10-01

376

Careful Planning Key to Accurate Fixed Reports Assets.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Only with careful planning can school business managers develop fixed asset information and good recordkeeping. Use of a simple inventory system and discussion with school districts already utilizing this system will assist planning. (CJH)

MaRous, Arnold M.

1986-01-01

377

Is Information Risk a Determinant of Asset Returns?  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigate the role of information-based trading in affecting asset returns. We show in a rational expectation example how private information affects equilib- rium asset returns. Using a market microstructure model, we derive a measure of the probability of information-based trading, and we estimate this measure using data for individual NYSE-listed stocks for 1983 to 1998. We then incorporate our

David Easley; Soeren Hvidkjaer; Maureen O'Hara

2000-01-01

378

Dynamic Asset Allocation under Uncertainty for Pension Fund Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Decision making in managing the asset and liability structure of a pension fundcan be supported by stochastic dynamic optimization. We discuss our model, whichis based on data analysis and forecast for the asset-side as well as a simulation modelfor the liability side.The core of our decision support system consists of the following building blocks:a set of securities, a pricing module

G. ch. Pflug; A. Swietanowski

1999-01-01

379

The Fine Structure of Asset Returns: An Empirical Investigation  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigate the relative importance of diusion and jumps in a new jump diusion model for asset returns. In contrast to the standard modelling of jumps for asset returns, the jump component of our process can displaynite or innite activity, andnite or innite variation. Empirical investigations of time series indicate that index dynamics are essentially devoid of a diusion component,

Peter Carr; Dilip B. Madan; Marc Yor

2000-01-01

380

Optimal Asset Rebalancing in the Presence of Transactions Costs  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine the optimal trading strategy for an investment fund which wishes to maintain two assets in fixed proportions, e.g. 60\\/40 in stocks and bonds. Transactions costs are assumed to be proportional to the amount of each asset traded. We show that the optimal policy involves a band about the target stock proportion. As long as the actual stock\\/bond ratio

Hayne E. Leland

1996-01-01

381

Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Program -- Market Research  

SciTech Connect

Under contract to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, HaydenTanner, LLC conducted an in-depth analysis of the potential market value of a commercial building energy asset rating program for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The market research objectives were to: (1) Evaluate market interest and need for a program and tool to offer asset rating and rapidly identify potential energy efficiency measures for the commercial building sector. (2) Identify key input variables and asset rating outputs that would facilitate increased investment in energy efficiency. (3) Assess best practices and lessons learned from existing national and international energy rating programs. (4) Identify core messaging to motivate owners, investors, financiers, and others in the real estate sector to adopt a voluntary asset rating program and, as a consequence, deploy high-performance strategies and technologies across new and existing buildings. (5) Identify leverage factors and incentives that facilitate increased investment in these buildings. To meet these objectives, work consisted of a review of the relevant literature, examination of existing and emergent asset and operational rating systems, interviews with industry stakeholders, and an evaluation of the value implication of an asset label on asset valuation. This report documents the analysis methodology and findings, conclusion, and recommendations. Its intent is to support and inform the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy on the market need and potential value impacts of an asset labeling and diagnostic tool to encourage high-performance new buildings and building efficiency retrofit projects.

McCabe, Molly J.; Wang, Na

2012-04-19

382

Current Issues in Managing Government Debt and Assets  

Microsoft Academic Search

The management of government debt and assets has important implications for fiscal positions. Debt managers aim to secure non-interrupted funding at lowest medium-term costs subject to risks. Massive crisis-related increases in government debt in most OECD countries and increased risks on the asset side of government balance sheets may imply attaching a larger weight to avoiding risk than prior to

Lukasz Rawdanowicz; Eckhard Wurzel; Patrice Ollivaud

2011-01-01

383

WLAN-BASED ASSET TRACKING FOR WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Asset tracking offers high potential to improve efficiency of warehouse management. Typically the tracking is done employing RFID technology. As yet however, most goods are not prepared with RFID and it would require investment in costly hardware, infrastructure, and process adaptations. WLAN-based asset tracking is getting ready as a cost-effective alternative since software-only approaches are becoming mature. They can reuse

Peter Ibach; Vladimir Stantchev; Florian Lederer; Thomas Herbst; Torsten Kunze

384

The Role of Fixed Assets in Reducing Asymmetric Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The paper presents a model where fixed assets play a role in reducing credit rationing. The basic idea is that when loans\\u000a are collateralized and firms are credit constrained, the amount borrowed is generated by the value of the collateral. I use\\u000a a classical credit rationing model to explain the link between firms debt capacities and asset value in the

Antonio Affuso

385

Testing the Dividend-Ratio Model on Real Estate Assets  

Microsoft Academic Search

Campbell and Shiller's (1988) dividend-ratio model has long been adopted in various asset markets. It improves previous methods by incorporating time-varying discount rates theoretically. However, it is rarely applied to real estate markets, nor has its validity been tested on real estate assets. This paper uses the dividend-ratio model to examine the long-term relationship between the market capitalization rate and

C. Y. Yiu; C. M. Hui

386

26 CFR 1.1059A-1 - Limitation on taxpayer's basis or inventory cost in property imported from related persons.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...for purposes of the basis or inventory cost, be greater than the...properly included in cost basis or inventory cost; was actually incurred...only; and items subject to a zero rate of duty (19 U.S...limitation on a claimed basis or inventory cost in property which...

2009-04-01

387

26 CFR 1.1059A-1 - Limitation on taxpayer's basis or inventory cost in property imported from related persons.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...for purposes of the basis or inventory cost, be greater than the...properly included in cost basis or inventory cost; was actually incurred...only; and items subject to a zero rate of duty (19 U.S...limitation on a claimed basis or inventory cost in property which...

2010-04-01

388

26 CFR 1.1059A-1 - Limitation on taxpayer's basis or inventory cost in property imported from related persons.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...for purposes of the basis or inventory cost, be greater than the...properly included in cost basis or inventory cost; was actually incurred...only; and items subject to a zero rate of duty (19 U.S...limitation on a claimed basis or inventory cost in property which...

2013-04-01

389

41 CFR 102-36.445 - Do we report excess personal property originally acquired from or through the American National...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...acquired from or through the American National Red Cross? 102-36.445 Section 102-36...Whose Disposal Requires Special Handling Red Cross Property § 102-36.445 Do...acquired from or through the American National Red Cross? Yes, when reporting...

2010-07-01

390

41 CFR 102-36.445 - Do we report excess personal property originally acquired from or through the American National...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...acquired from or through the American National Red Cross? 102-36.445 Section 102-36...Whose Disposal Requires Special Handling Red Cross Property § 102-36.445 Do...acquired from or through the American National Red Cross? Yes, when reporting...

2013-07-01

391

41 CFR 102-36.445 - Do we report excess personal property originally acquired from or through the American National...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...acquired from or through the American National Red Cross? 102-36.445 Section 102-36...Whose Disposal Requires Special Handling Red Cross Property § 102-36.445 Do...acquired from or through the American National Red Cross? Yes, when reporting...

2009-07-01

392

26 CFR 15a.453-1 - Installment method reporting for sales of real property and casual sales of personal property.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...in the ordinary course of business or investment, of the property. The term qualifying...g., bushels of wheat or ounces of gold). (ii) Example. The following...g., foreign currency, ounces of gold, or bushels of wheat), such...

2013-04-01

393

ISS Asset Tracking Using SAW RFID Technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A team at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) is undergoing final preparations to test Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to track assets aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Currently, almost 10,000 U.S. items onboard the ISS are tracked within a database maintained by both the JSC ground teams and crew onboard the ISS. This barcode-based inventory management system has successfully tracked the location of 97% of the items onboard, but its accuracy is dependant on the crew to report hardware movements, taking valuable time away from science and other activities. With the addition of future modules, the volume of inventory to be tracked is expected to increase significantly. The first test of RFID technology on ISS, which will be conducted by the Expedition 16 crew later this year, will evaluate the ability of RFID technology to track consumable items. These consumables, which include office supplies and clothing, are regularly supplied to ISS and can be tagged on the ground. Automation will eliminate line-of-sight auditing requirements, directly saving crew time. This first step in automating an inventory tracking system will pave the way for future uses of RFID for inventory tracking in space. Not only are there immediate benefits for ISS applications, it is a crucial step to ensure efficient logistics support for future vehicles and exploration missions where resupplies are not readily available. Following a successful initial test, the team plans to execute additional tests for new technology, expanded operations concepts, and increased automation.

Schellhase, Amy; Powers, Annie

2004-01-01

394

Personalized Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the six basic elements of personalized instruction: The dual teacher role (coach and advisor), diagnosing student learning characteristics, a culture of collegiality, interactive learning environments, flexible scheduling and pacing, and authentic assessment. (Contains 23 references.) (PKP)

Keefe, James W.; Jenkins, John M.

2002-01-01

395

Illuminating Asset Value through New Seismic Technology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The ability to reduce risk and uncertainty across the full life cycle of an asset is directly correlated to creating an accurate subsurface image that enhances our understanding of the geology. This presentation focuses on this objective in areas of complex overburden in deepwater. Marine 3D seismic surveys have been acquired in essentially the same way for the past decade. This configuration of towed streamer acquisition, where the boat acquires data in one azimuth has been very effective in imaging areas in fairly benign geologic settings. As the industry has moved into more complicated geologic settings these surveys no longer meet the imaging objectives for risk reduction in exploration through production. In shallow water, we have seen increasing use of ocean bottom cables to meet this challenge. For deepwater, new breakthroughs in technology were required. This will be highlighted through examples of imaging below large salt bodies in the deep water Gulf of Mexico. GoM - Mad Dog: The Mad Dog field is located approximately 140 miles south of the Louisiana coastline in the southern Green Canyon area in water depths between 4100 feet to 6000 feet. The complex salt canopy overlying a large portion of the field results in generally poor seismic data quality. Advanced processing techniques improved the image, but gaps still remained even after several years of effort. We concluded that wide azimuth acquisition was required to illuminate the field in a new way. Results from the Wide Azimuth Towed Streamer (WATS) survey deployed at Mad Dog demonstrated the anticipated improvement in the subsalt image. GoM - Atlantis Field: An alternative approach to wide azimuth acquisition, ocean bottom seismic (OBS) node technology, was developed and tested. In 2001 deepwater practical experience was limited to a few nodes owned by academic institutions and there were no commercial solutions either available or in development. BP embarked on a program of sea trials designed to both evaluate technologies and subsequently encourage vendor activity to develop and deploy a commercial system. The 3D seismic method exploded into general usage in the 1990's. Our industry delivered 3D cheaper and faster, improving quality through improved acquisition specifications and new processing technology. The need to mitigate business risks in highly material subsalt plays led BP to explore the technical limits of the seismic method, testing novel acquisition techniques to improve illumination and signal to noise ratio. These were successful and are applicable to analogue seismic quality problems globally providing breakthroughs in illuminating previously hidden geology and hydrocarbon reservoirs. A focused business challenge, smart risk taking, investment in people and computing capability, partnerships, and rapid implementation are key themes that will be touched on through out the talk.

Brandsberg-Dahl, S.

2007-05-01

396

Data management in academic settings: an intellectual property perspective.  

PubMed

Intellectual property can be an important asset for academic institutions. Good data management practices are important for capture, development and protection of intellectual property assets. Selected issues focused on the relationship between data management and intellectual property are reviewed and a thesis that academic institutions and scientists should honor their obligations to responsibly manage data. PMID:21104156

Geller, Lisa

2010-12-01

397

Managing Motivation In Personalized Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

addresses the topic of managing motivation in Keller's Personalized System of Instruction (PSI). Outlines the reinforcing features that are at the foundation of PSI theory, and examines methods used to ensure that these reinforcing properties are fu lly utilized. (JR)

Wagner, G. R.; And Others

1974-01-01

398

Personalized ophthalmology.  

PubMed

Ophthalmology has been an early adopter of personalized medicine. Drawing on genomic advances to improve molecular diagnosis, such as next-generation sequencing, and basic and translational research to develop novel therapies, application of genetic technologies in ophthalmology now heralds development of gene replacement therapies for some inherited monogenic eye diseases. It also promises to alter prediction, diagnosis and management of the complex disease age-related macular degeneration. Personalized ophthalmology is underpinned by an understanding of the molecular basis of eye disease. Two important areas of focus are required for adoption of personalized approaches: disease stratification and individualization. Disease stratification relies on phenotypic and genetic assessment leading to molecular diagnosis; individualization encompasses all aspects of patient management from optimized genetic counseling and conventional therapies to trials of novel DNA-based therapies. This review discusses the clinical implications of these twin strategies. Advantages and implications of genetic testing for patients with inherited eye diseases, choice of molecular diagnostic modality, drivers for adoption of personalized ophthalmology, service planning implications, ethical considerations and future challenges are considered. Indeed, whilst many difficulties remain, personalized ophthalmology truly has the potential to revolutionize the specialty. PMID:24665880

Porter, L F; Black, G C M

2014-07-01

399

Assets to Move Watershed Councils From Assessment to Action  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Oregon watershed council leaders, members, and government supporters are working to improve watershed health. To identify the institutional assets that are most helpful in taking action, we assemble the lessons learned from several synthesis studies. The institutional assets fall into seven categories -- leadership, vision, trust, social networks, capital, power, and local and technical knowledge. Scientific knowledge, leadership, vision, and social networks are the assets most widely recognized and available. Power, trust, and capital are challenges that must be met for actions to be successful. Most people affected by watershed council actions can appeal to more powerful interests to get these actions changed. Trust, particularly of scientific recommendations and government, is lacking. This distrust limits opportunities for watershed council actions.

Smith, Courtland L.; Gilden, Jennifer

2002-06-01

400

Centralized Alert-Processing and Asset Planning for Sensorwebs  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A software program provides a Sensorweb architecture for alert-processing, event detection, asset allocation and planning, and visualization. It automatically tasks and re-tasks various types of assets such as satellites and robotic vehicles in response to alerts (fire, weather) extracted from various data sources, including low-level Webcam data. JPL has adapted cons iderable Sensorweb infrastructure that had been previously applied to NASA Earth Science applications. This NASA Earth Science Sensorweb has been in operational use since 2003, and has proven reliability of the Sensorweb technologies for robust event detection and autonomous response using space and ground assets. Unique features of the software include flexibility to a range of detection and tasking methods including those that require aggregation of data over spatial and temporal ranges, generality of the response structure to represent and implement a range of response campaigns, and the ability to respond rapidly.

Castano, Rebecca; Chien, Steve A.; Rabideau, Gregg R.; Tang, Benyang

2010-01-01

401

Laplace transform analysis of a multiplicative asset transfer model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We analyze a simple asset transfer model in which the transfer amount is a fixed fraction f of the givers wealth. The model is analyzed in a new way by Laplace transforming the master equation, solving it analytically and numerically for the steady-state distribution, and exploring the solutions for various values of f?(0,1). The Laplace transform analysis is superior to agent-based simulations as it does not depend on the number of agents, enabling us to study entropy and inequality in regimes that are costly to address with simulations. We demonstrate that Boltzmann entropy is not a suitable (e.g.non-monotonic) measure of disorder in a multiplicative asset transfer system and suggest an asymmetric stochastic process that is equivalent to the asset transfer model.

Sokolov, Andrey; Melatos, Andrew; Kieu, Tien

2010-07-01

402

Personal Revelation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Activity: You are going to develop a scripture chain that teaches us how we can receive Personal Revelation. Remember, when we talk to Heavenly Father we call it prayer. When Heavenly Father responds to us by the Holy Ghost we call it Personal Revelation. Teaching Emphasis (Core) I cannot use any language that describes to you what a revelation is. Somebody said, How can I tell if I have a revelation? I have had a feeling that such and such is true. How can I be sure? ...Revelation is something you experience, and the way that ...

Vasas, Brother

2008-10-15

403

An asset-based approach to creating health.  

PubMed

This is the second of two articles introducing ideas associated with asset-based thinking. The first article focused on what nursing itself might learn from asset-based community development (ABCD) approaches. This article focuses on patients and explains theories of how health can be created, which is called "salutogenesis". Having a feeling of control of one's life is crucial to wellbeing. Not being in control can lead to long-term stress, which can directly contribute to cardiovascular illness. Nurses need to develop these ideas by supporting the development of protective factors, including the New Economic Foundation's Five Ways to Wellbeing and Young Foundation's Control, Contact and Confidence. PMID:23505938

Heather, Henry

404

Modeling asset price processes based on mean-field framework  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We propose a model of the dynamics of financial assets based on the mean-field framework. This framework allows us to construct a model which includes the interaction among the financial assets reflecting the market structure. Our study is on the cutting edge in the sense of a microscopic approach to modeling the financial market. To demonstrate the effectiveness of our model concretely, we provide a case study, which is the pricing problem of the European call option with short-time memory noise.

Ieda, Masashi; Shiino, Masatoshi

2011-12-01

405

Personal Finance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed as part of the Marine Corps Institute (MCI) correspondence training program, this course on personal finance is designed to provide all Marines with the ability to manage their financial affairs successfully. Introductory materials include specific information for MCI students, a course introduction, and a study guide (guidelines to

Marine Corps Inst., Washington, DC.

406

75 FR 51507 - WisdomTree Asset Management, Inc., and WisdomTree Trust; Notice of Application  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...812-13733] WisdomTree Asset Management, Inc., and WisdomTree...Applicants: WisdomTree Asset Management, Inc (``WTAM'' or...providing continuous investment management for each Fund's assets. As compensation for...

2010-08-20

407

47 CFR 32.103 - Balance sheet accounts for other than regulated-fixed assets to be maintained.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...accounts for other than regulated-fixed assets to be maintained. 32.103...accounts for other than regulated-fixed assets to be maintained. Balance...companies for other than regulated-fixed assets are indicated as follows:...

2010-10-01

408

47 CFR 32.103 - Balance sheet accounts for other than regulated-fixed assets to be maintained.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...accounts for other than regulated-fixed assets to be maintained. 32.103...accounts for other than regulated-fixed assets to be maintained. Balance...companies for other than regulated-fixed assets are indicated as follows:...

2013-10-01

409

47 CFR 32.103 - Balance sheet accounts for other than regulated-fixed assets to be maintained.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...accounts for other than regulated-fixed assets to be maintained. 32.103...accounts for other than regulated-fixed assets to be maintained. Balance...companies for other than regulated-fixed assets are indicated as follows:...

2009-10-01

410

A Multivariate Jump-Driven Financial Asset Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we propose a multivariate model for nancial assets which incorporates jumps, skewness, kurtosis and stochastic volatility, and discuss its applications in the context of equity and credit risk. In the former case we describe the stochastic behavior of a series of stocks or indexes, in the latter we apply the model in a multi- rm, value-based default

Elisa Luciano; Wim Schoutens

2005-01-01

411

Dynamic equilibrium and volatility in financial asset markets  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper develops and estimates a continuous-time model of a financial market where investors' trading strategies and the specialist's rule of price adjustments are best response to each other. We examine how far modeling market microstructure in a purely rational framework can go in explaining alleged asset pricing anomalies. The model produces some major findings of the empirical literature: excess

Yacine At-Sahalia

1998-01-01

412

Technology Refresh: Five Steps to Upgrading Your District's IT Assets  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While most K-12 technology leaders appreciate that technology refresh--the periodic replacement of an organization's technology--is more complex than shopping for appliances, they do not necessarily have the tools to create a sustainable and comprehensive plan to upgrade their assets. Having a solid tech refresh plan helps ensure that teachers and

Meserve, Susie

2006-01-01

413

Rare Disasters and Asset Markets in the Twentieth Century  

Microsoft Academic Search

The potential for rare economic disasters explains a lot of asset-pricing puzzles. I calibrate disaster probabilities from the twentieth century global history, especially the sharp contractions associated with World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II. The puzzles that can be explained include the high equity premium, low risk-free rate, and volatile stock returns. Another mystery that may

Robert J. Barro

2006-01-01

414

Asset Inequality and Economic Activity in Artificial Societies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, using multi-agent simulations, the effect asset inequality has on an artificial society is analyzed. It is shown that it is possible for a sustainable society to decrease in asset inequality and at the same time increase economic activity. In sustainable societies, the asset inequality increases as the consumption tax rate is raised, and in artificial societies where the tax rate is the same, inequality increases in the society in which agents with even small a surplus undertake unselfish actions. In sustainable societies which employ both income and consumption tax, an increase in asset inequalities leads to an increase economic activity. But, in sustainable societies which levy only the income tax, this result does not necessarily hold. These results show that if economic activity is increased in sustainable societies where the consumption tax rate is raised for the fiscal stability, an inequality expansion is an acceptable consequence. However, the sustainable society with the highest economic activity is realized when only the income tax is levied. In sustainable societies which levy only the income tax, it is possible to decrease inequality while simultaneously increasing economic activity.

Kikuchi, Toshiko

415

Nuclear explosive, a potential asset to chemical industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of underground nuclear explosions as an asset for the production of interesting basic materials, particularly gases, was explored. The 3 main processes by which gases are produced during such an explosion are irradiation, mechanical release due to breaking up of the containment material, and by in situ chemical reactions caused by the thermal and pressure energies of the

P. Cohen; M. Dupuis; S. M. Picq

1968-01-01

416

BlueBot: asset tracking via robotic location crawling  

Microsoft Academic Search

From manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of consumer goods to government departments, enterprises of all kinds are gearing up to use RFID technology to increase the visibility of goods and assets within their supply chain and on their premises. However, RFID technology alone lacks the capability to track the location of items once they are moved within a facility. We present

Abhishek Patil; J. Munson; David Wood; Alan Cole

2005-01-01

417

Managing Pressure Vessel Equipment as a Capital Asset.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues the importance of treating facility pressure equipment as capital assets and discusses three steps in their management process. The following steps are discussed: understanding the condition of all major equipment; altering maintenance practices and procedures; and developing a long-term equipment strategy such as increased monitoring,

Robinson, Glenn; Trombley, Robert; Shultes, Kenneth

1999-01-01

418

Asset management of the power system in a rail system  

Microsoft Academic Search

The project life cycle of the power system in the railway system starts from the concept study on the power system and its requirements. The study focuses on critical engineering and operational requirements like EMC, earthing and bonding system, stray current, emergency loadings, uninterrupted power requirements etc. The paper presents the project life-cycle of an integrated asset and design management

Tan Yong Peow; Loi Boon Toon; S. Goh

2005-01-01

419

An Update on Asset Management Plans in the United Kingdom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a current project in the United Kingdom designed to improve school buildings. The use of Asset Management Plans (AMPs) in providing the means through which likely future needs are assessed, criteria for prioritization are set, and informed decisions on local spending are made are examined. (GR)

Patel, Mukund

1999-01-01

420

Asset Allocation to Cover a Region of Piracy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the waters around Somalia has increased in recent years, with international naval assets allocated to patrol at-risk areas. This paper compares measures of area coverage in situations where there is a uniform piracy risk and...

M. West

2011-01-01

421

Solving an Empirical Puzzle in the Capital Asset Pricing Model.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A long standing puzzle in the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) has been the inability of empirical work to validate it. Roll (1977) was the first to point out this problem, and recently, Fama and French (1992, 1993) bolstered Rolls original critique wit...

J. Leusner J. D. Akhavein P. A. V. B. Swamy

1996-01-01

422

An Importance Sampling Method for Portfolios of Credit Risky Assets  

Microsoft Academic Search

The distribution of possible future losses for a portfolio of credit risky corporate assets, such as bonds or loans, shows strongly asymmetric behavior and a fat tail as the conse- quence of the limited upside of credit (the promised cou- pon payment) and substantial downside if the corporation defaults. Because of correlation, it is not possible to fully diversify away

William J. Morokoff

2004-01-01

423

Representing Digital Assets using MPEG21 Digital Item Declaration  

Microsoft Academic Search

Various XML-based approaches aimed at representing compound digital assets have emerged over the last several years. Approaches that are of specific relevance to the digital library community include the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS), the IMS Content Packaging XML Binding, and the XML Formatted Data Units (XFDU) developed by CCSDS Panel 2. The MPEG-21 Digital Item Declaration (MPEG-21 DID)

Jeroen Bekaert; Herbert Van De Sompel

2005-01-01

424

Asset Mapping: A Course Assignment and Community Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Asset mapping is a relatively new data collection strategy to identify services, staff capacity, programs, resources, values, and other protective factors in a geographic area that can be juxtaposed to risk factors when initiating community planning. A substance abuse prevention course for undergraduates added an assignment of assessing community

Crozier, Mary; Melchior, Florence

2013-01-01

425

Interactive 3d visualization of natural and cultural assets  

Microsoft Academic Search

The realistic visualization of 3D models from natural and cultural assets have become a fundamental aspect in digital preservation, as well as in the development of innovative scientific applications, creation of interactive virtual museums and others. Most of the projects related to cultural heritage focus on the digitalization process and techniques to generate 3D models for visualization. However, important issues

Caroline M. Mendes; Dyego R. Drees; Luciano Silva; Olga R. P. Bellon

2010-01-01

426

INCORPORATING LCA METHOD INTO ASSET AND FACILITY LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the increasing awareness of sustainable development, incorporation of potential environmental impact into the consideration of asset and facility life cycle management is attracting increasing attention. On the one hand, businesses now widely recognize the needs to actively engage in the sustainability arena. On the other hand, companies are now also increasingly accountable for their impacts on the society, environment

Lisa Guan

427

Essays on Market Microstructure, Behavioral Finance, and Asset Management  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a study on various aspects of market microstructure, behavioral finance and asset management. In the first chapter we put the PIN variable (Probability of Information-based trading) to test. The PIN variable has been used extensively in the microstructure literature despite the fact that its construction is based on rather strong

Jochec, Marek

2009-01-01

428

Asset Pricing Implications of Pareto Optimality with Private Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

We compare the empirical performance of a standard incomplete markets asset pricing model with that of a novel model with constrained Pareto-optimal allocations. We represent the models' stochastic discount factors in terms of the cross-sectional distribution of consumption and use these representations to evaluate the models' empirical implications. The first model is inconsistent with the equity premium in the United

Narayana Kocherlakota; Luigi Pistaferri

2009-01-01

429

An Asset Management Model for Indian Railways Safety  

Microsoft Academic Search

Railway Safety is an organization that coordinates the activities of the fragmented railway industry in India with respect to safety. This paper describes the Asset Management model which is one of a suite of tools developed in recent years to improve the targeting of the industry's efforts in safety improvement in an impartial and scientifically supportable manner. The model uses

Selwyn Ruby; Thangavel N

2009-01-01

430

The governance problem, asset specificity and corporate financing decisions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper illuminates the importance of comparative governance costs of debt and equity finance for a business firm. Managers of the firm must decide whether to operate or liquidate the firm and a governance structure is needed to enforce a decision in the interests of the firm's investors. In the presence of risk and some degree of asset specificity, an

G. Marc Choate

1997-01-01

431

Asset Bubbles: an Application to Residential Real Estate  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Behavioural models offer new insights into why bubbles are ubiquitous in residential real estate markets. These markets are dominated by unsophisticated households who often develop optimistic views by extrapolating from past returns. Rational investors cannot easily trade against an overvaluation of housing assets because of high transaction costs and a binding short sale constraint. Circumventing the effect of the

Anna Scherbina; Bernd Schlusche

2012-01-01

432

Latino Communities and Schools: Tapping Assets for Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools with a large proportion of minority students often experience lack of support from the state and from their parents and communities. Administrators in these schools can build support among parents and community members by identifying and acknowledging the assets students and their parents can bring to school and by redefining the school

Guerra, Patricia L.; Valverde, Leonard A.

2007-01-01

433

Latino Communities and Schools: Tapping Assets for Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools with a large proportion of minority students often experience lack of support from the state and from their parents and communities. Administrators in these schools can build support among parents and community members by identifying and acknowledging the assets students and their parents can bring to school and by redefining the school

Guerra, Patricia L.; Valverde, Leonard A.

2008-01-01

434

Fixed assets revaluations and their association with stock returns  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the association between annual stock returns of firms listed on the Athens Stock Exchange and the tax benefits of mandated fixed assets revaluations that occurred in the years 1982, 1988 and 1992. A significant association is found for the revaluations that occurred in 1992 but not for those that took place in 1988 or 1982 As the

Dimitrios C. Ghicas; Dimosthenis L. Hevas; Aphroditi J. Papadaki

1996-01-01

435

Utilization of RFID technology for fixed assets inventory process improvement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Article describes utilization of radio frequency identification method for improvement of fixed assets inventory. It propose the solution for labor cost reduction in execution of annual company legal activities through usage of mobile RFID reader and dedicated application for handheld device and desktop computer.

Marcin Cudo

2010-01-01

436

Asset Management Plans, Appraisal Guidance for 2003-04.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is one in a series which aims to assist Local Authorities in Britain with asset management planning (AMPs) for schools. AMPs set out the information needed, and the criteria used, to make decisions about spending on school premises. The document provides guidance on the appraisal of school AMPs in 2002 to inform 3-year formulaic

Department for Education and Skills, London (England).

437

Fixed Asset Revaluation and Equity Depletion in the UK  

Microsoft Academic Search

UK GAAP has traditionally allowed the write-off of purchased goodwill directly to reserves, resulting in the widespread depletion of book equity. Companies have also been permitted to revalue fixed assets at management's discretion. This study examines whether upward revaluations have been associated with the depletion of book equity and with other costly contracting explanations identified in prior research. Our results

Y. C. Lin; Ken V. Peasnell

2000-01-01

438

American University Mobilizes to Gain Control Over Its Assets.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes how American University's facility, financial, and information system managers created a comprehensive asset-identification, condition, and valuation database. Discusses assemblage of the team, project design, lessons learned, the use of barcodes to track materials, and the payoff of being able to generate specific numbers for budgeting

Millman, Howard

1997-01-01

439

25 CFR 15.10 - What assets will the Secretary probate?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... false What assets will the Secretary probate? 15.10 Section 15.10 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT...NATION AND THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES Introduction § 15.10 What assets will the Secretary probate?...

2011-04-01

440

75 FR 47318 - GE Asset Management Incorporated and GE Investment Distributors, Inc.; Notice of Application and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Act Release No. 29374; File No. 812-13807] GE Asset Management Incorporated and GE Investment Distributors, Inc...have applied for a permanent order. Applicants: GE Asset Management Incorporated (``GEAM'') and GE Investment...

2010-08-05

441

26 CFR 12.4 - Election of Class Life Asset Depreciation Range System (ADR).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...regulations prescribing the Class Life Asset Depreciation Range...chapter. (c) Special rule for election and revocation. Notwithstanding the rules of § 1.167(a)-11 of...regulations prescribing the Class Life Asset Depreciation Range...

2013-04-01

442

Multivariate GARCH in Mean Estimation of the Capital Asset Pricing Model.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The paper investigates the empirical failure of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), suggesting that the relevant distributional moments for the CAPM are not the unconditional covariances of returns, but the conditional covariances. Thus, asset Betas, ...

S. G. Hall D. K. Miles M. P. Taylor

1988-01-01

443

77 FR 43868 - Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, et al.; Notice of Application  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Release No. 30144; 812-13966] Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, et al.; Notice...financial instruments. Applicants: Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC (the ``Adviser''), Credit Suisse Commodity Return Strategy Fund...

2012-07-26

444

77 FR 52887 - Regulatory Capital Rules: Standardized Approach for Risk-Weighted Assets; Market Discipline and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Remaining maturity \\38\\ rate rate and gold reference asset) investment-grade Equity (except gold) Other \\39\\ reference asset...bank or third-party custodian; --Gold; --Investment grade long-term securities...

2012-08-30

445

78 FR 40953 - Loan Participations; Purchase, Sale and Pledge of Eligible Obligations; Purchase of Assets and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Loan Participations; Purchase, Sale and Pledge of Eligible Obligations; Purchase of Assets and Assumption of Liabilities; Extension...Loan Participations; Purchase, Sale and Pledge of Eligible Obligations; Purchase of Assets and Assumption of Liabilities,...

2013-07-09

446

Personal Beacon  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The MicroPLB (personal locator beacon) is a search and rescue satellite-aided tracking (SARSAT) transmitter. When activated it emits a distress signal to a constellation of internationally operated satellites. The endangered person's identity and location anywhere on Earth is automatically forwarded to central monitoring stations around the world. It is accurate to within just a few meters. The user uses the device to download navigation data from a global positioning satellite receiver. After the download is complete, the MicroPLB functions as a self-locating beacon. Also, it is the only PLB to use a safe battery. In the past, other PLB devices have used batteries that have enough volatility to explode with extreme force. It was developed by Microwave Monolithic, Inc. through SBIR funding from Glenn Research Center and Goddard Space Flight Center.

2000-01-01

447

Caregiving and Issues in the Financial Management of Older Person's Assets  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although the carer's role in managing the finances of older people, has received little attention to date, is a common and often complex task of informal care. The findings of a large scale national study, comprising two research projects (Tilse, Setterlund, Wilson & Rosenman, 2005a) have identified the extent and nature of this aspect of caring. A national study, via

Jill Wilson

448

78 FR 47827 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to the Cuban Assets...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...vessel type (Acechilly Navigation Co., Malta) (vessel) [CUBA]. 2. ACEFROSTY Unknown vessel type (Acefrosty Shipping Co., Malta) (vessel) [CUBA]. 3. ALAMINOS...vessel type (Epamac Shipping Co., Ltd., Malta) (vessel) [CUBA]. 7. COTTY...

2013-08-06

449

Internally displaced persons.  

PubMed

There were estimated to be over 20 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the end of 1999, a number that surpasses global estimates of refugees. Displacement exposes IDPs to new hazards and accrued vulnerability. These dynamics result in greater risk for the development of illness and death. Often, access of IDPs to health care and humanitarian assistance is excluded deliberately by conflicting parties. Furthermore, the arrival of IDPs into another community or region strains local health systems, and the host population ends up sharing the sufferings of the internally displaced. Health outcomes are dismaying. From a health perspective, the best option is to avoid human displacement. WHO contributes to the prevention of displacement by working for sustainable development. Placing health high on the political agenda helps maintain stability, and thereby, reduce the likelihood for displacement. Primary responsibility for assisting IDPs, irrespective of the cause, rests with the national government. However, where the government is unwilling or unable to provide the necessary aid, the international humanitarian community must step in, with WHO playing a major role in the health sector. There is consensus among the partners of the World Health Organization (WHO) that, in emergencies, the WHO must: 1) take the lead in rapid health assessment, epidemiological and nutritional surveillance, epidemic preparedness, essential drugs management, control of communicable diseases, and physical and psychosocial rehabilitation; and 2) provide guidelines and advice on nutritional requirements and rehabilitation, immunisation, medical relief items, and reproductive health. If the vital health needs of IDPs--security, food, water, shelter, sanitation and household items--are not satisfied, the provision of health services alone cannot save lives. Community participation is essential, and community participation implies bolstering the assets and capacities of the beneficiaries. PMID:11875794

Leus, X; Wallace, J; Loretti, A

2001-01-01

450

An intertemporal asset pricing model with stochastic consumption and investment opportunities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper derives a single-beta asset pricing model in a multi-good, continuous-time model with uncertain consumption-goods prices and uncertain investment opportunities. When no riskless asset exists, a zero-beta pricing model is derived. Asset betas are measured relative to changes in the aggregate real consumption rate, rather than relative to the market. In a single- good model, an individual's asset portfolio

Douglas T. Breeden

1979-01-01

451

An Assessment of Policies to Promote Financial Savings and Asset Building in the U.S  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a review of the literature regarding public policies which intend to increase the amount and distribution of financial assets among households in the United States. Asset-based strategies are not new to public policy, and asset-building strategies are currently being piloted in many nations. Financial and non-financial assets are associated with positive outcomes for households, including elevated levels

J. Michael Collins

452

DEVELOPING ENTERPRISE GIS-BASED DATA REPOSITORIES FOR MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

Efficient integration and management of assets life-cycle data is the key to successful management of municipal infrastructure systems. Lack of data integration can result in significant inefficiencies and suboptimal operational and long-term asset management strategies. Integrated asset management systems can help municipalities overcome these inefficiencies and improve the coordination and cost-effectiveness of asset management decisions. Challenges of data integration and

Mahmoud Halfawy; Roberto Figueroa

453

A Model of Asset Pricing under Portfolio Delegation and Difierential Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Previous analyses of equilibrium asset prices often ignore the efiects of delegated portfolio man- agement and those of delegated portfolio management,problems often ignore information and equi- librium asset prices. This paper develops a dynamic model that simultaneously considers optimal contracting and equilibrium asset prices under difierential information. We consider a case in which investors can contract on various signals

Navneet Arora; Nengjiu Ju; Hui Ou-Yang

454

Youth Assets and Sexual Activity: Differences Based on Race/Ethnicity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Race/ethnicity has been associated with the prevalence of sexual activity among youth as well as with youth assets. Research has also shown that youth assets are associated with youth abstinence. However, very few studies have examined whether the relationship between youth assets and sexual activity might differ based on race/ethnicity. The study

Tolma, Eleni L.; Vesely, Sara K.; Oman, Roy F.; Aspy, Cheryl B.; Beebe, Laura; Rodine, Sharon; Marshall, LaDonna; Fluhr, Janene

2008-01-01

455

Smart Tracker: Light Weight Infrastructure-less Assets Tracking solution for Ubiquitous Computing Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

From container terminals, healthcare services, libraries to household, the role of Asset Tracking Applications has become indispensable. As the organizations grow, so do their volume of assets, soon it becomes very cumbersome to track these assets in real time and accurately prepare a financial report to avoid overbuys. Rapid development of Wireless Area Network and Radio Frequency transmitting active and

Nilothpal Talukder; Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed; Rezaul M. Abid

2007-01-01

456

Optimal asset allocation for pension funds under mortality risk during the accumulation and decumulation phases  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a nancial market with one riskless asset and nrisky assets following geometric Brownian motions, we solve the problem of a pension fund max- imizing the expected CRRA utility of its terminal wealth. By considering a stochastic death time for a subscriber, we solve a unique problem for both accumulation and decumulation phases. We show that the optimal asset allocation

Paolo Battocchio; Francesco Menoncin; Olivier Scaillet

2007-01-01

457

Strategies to Build Assets among Low Income Families: Mapping the Field  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To be economically secure, families need both income and assets. Regular income helps families pay for their daily living expenses. In contrast, families need assets to weather financial hardships and get ahead. Assets provide a safety net for coping with unanticipated expenses and emergencies that could otherwise cause significant financial

Lind, Christianne

2006-01-01

458

Youth Asset Mapping: Showcasing Youth Empowerment and Positive Youth-Adult Partnerships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Youth and adult partners participated in youth asset mapping, a form of action research, to assess community assets and youth involvement opportunities. Qualitative data were analyzed to examine youths' feelings of empowerment and experiences with adult partners. Asset mapping contributed to youth empowerment, especially when adults were engaging

Handy, Deborah J.; Rodgers, Kathleen Boyce; Schwieterman, Tiffany Anne

2011-01-01

459

The Opportunity for Conspiracy in Asset Markets Organized with Dealer Intermediaries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports an asset market experiment in which asymmetrically informed traders transact through competing dealers. Dealers face a classic adverse selection problem because some traders have private information regarding the asset value while other traders are uninformed. When dealers cannot communicate outside the market, they price the asset competitively and the market is generally informationally efficient. When dealers communicate

Timothy N. Cason

2000-01-01

460

12 CFR 550.370 - May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 false May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts? 550...Dealing § 550.370 May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts? You may sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts,...

2009-01-01

461

12 CFR 550.370 - May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts? 550...Dealing § 550.370 May I sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts? You may sell assets or lend money between fiduciary accounts,...

2010-01-01

462

Adaptive and Intelligent Route Learning for Mobile Assets Using Geo-tracking and Context Profiles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Currently available asset tracking systems are not cost effective in mobile and wireless computing infrastructures, and they do not learn the asset's route to act accordingly. Hence our main goal is to not only to track mobile assets by using an efficient geographical tracking approach, but also adapt their routes by means of intelligent route learning techniques. We thus designed

Dineshbalu Balakrishnan; Amiya Nayak; Pulak Dhar

2009-01-01

463

29 CFR 2520.103-11 - Assets held for investment purposes.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...of this section. (2) Assets held for investment purposes...or quoted on NASDAQ; (3) Assets held for investment purposes...ii) The schedule of loans or fixed income obligations in default...must include in its schedule of assets held for investment...

2013-07-01

464

26 CFR 1.6038D-2T - Requirement to report specified foreign financial assets (temporary).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...specified foreign financial asset held by the child for the purposes...specified foreign financial assets held by a corporation...or a domestic widely held fixed investment trust under § 1...specified foreign financial assets held by the trust or the...

2013-04-01

465

Service Planning and Strategy for the Official Statistics of Fixed Asset Investment in China Transportation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The fixed asset investment plays the important role in industrial economy increase and structure adjustment, and statistics of fixed asset investment is the basic tool to reflect the relationship and rule of this kind of economy phenomenon. In China, the Ministry of Transportation takes in charge of the statistics of fixed asset investment in highway and waterway transportation. By summarizing

Zhang Ruoqi; Yang Xinzheng; An Ning; Wang Yining

2010-01-01

466

Research on Evaluation of Benefits on Fixed Assets Investment Based on Gray Related Degree Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

In view of the diversity of factors affecting benefits on fixed assets investment, this article firstly establishes a set of index system reflecting benefits on fixed assets investment; then sets up gray related degree model in accordance with the fact that evaluation information possesses gray characteristics; lastly the model is used to evaluate the benefits on fixed assets investment of

Li-Jun Liu; Guo-Zhen Wang; Yong-Ying Tian; Rong-Ping Li

2007-01-01

467

Personalized neuroprosthetics.  

PubMed

Decades of technological developments have populated the field of neuroprosthetics with myriad replacement strategies, neuromodulation therapies, and rehabilitation procedures to improve the quality of life for individuals with neuromotor disorders. Despite the few but impressive clinical successes, and multiple breakthroughs in animal models, neuroprosthetic technologies remain mainly confined to sophisticated laboratory environments. We summarize the core principles and latest achievements in neuroprosthetics, but also address the challenges that lie along the path toward clinical fruition. We propose a pragmatic framework to personalize neurotechnologies and rehabilitation for patient-specific impairments to achieve the timely dissemination of neuroprosthetic medicine. PMID:24197737

Borton, David; Micera, Silvestro; Milln, Jos del R; Courtine, Grgoire

2013-11-01

468

[Personalized neurooncology].  

PubMed

The treatment of patients with intrinsic brain tumors is radically changing. This change is currently not (yet) signified by the use of targeted therapy in clinical practice but more by the definition of molecular markers as predictors for response to therapy which have been used for a long time. While in the past the choice of treatment has been based solely on the tumor entity and its degree of malignancy derived from histological analyses, large randomized trials have now provided a solid basis for personalized molecular-guided treatment decisions. For instance, in the German NOA-08 trial a benefit of chemotherapy with temozolomide alone was only demonstrated in a subgroup of elderly patients with malignant gliomas displaying promoter hypermethylation of the DNA repair enzyme MGMT. This is only one of several examples where molecular analysis of tumor tissue becomes clinically relevant as these analyses can and should be taken into account for treatment decisions and not, as previously, just as an additional parameter for estimating prognosis. This article illustrates the current developments in the area of personalized neurooncology and critically reviews the impact on clinical decision-making in daily practice. PMID:23775285

Platten, M; Steinbach, J P; Wick, W

2013-08-01

469

A multi-assets artificial stock market with zero-intelligence traders  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, a multi-assets artificial financial market populated by zero-intelligence traders with finite financial resources is presented. The market is characterized by different types of stocks representing firms operating in different sectors of the economy. Zero-intelligence traders follow a random allocation strategy which is constrained by finite resources, past market volatility and allocation universe. Within this framework, stock price processes exhibit volatility clustering, fat-tailed distribution of returns and reversion to the mean. Moreover, the cross-correlations between returns of different stocks are studied using methods of random matrix theory. The probability distribution of eigenvalues of the cross-correlation matrix shows the presence of outliers, similar to those recently observed on real data for business sectors. It is worth noting that business sectors have been recovered in our framework without dividends as only consequence of random restrictions on the allocation universe of zero-intelligence traders. Furthermore, in the presence of dividend-paying stocks and in the case of cash inflow added to the market, the artificial stock market points out the same structural results obtained in the simulation without dividends. These results suggest a significative structural influence on statistical properties of multi-assets stock market.

Ponta, L.; Raberto, M.; Cincotti, S.

2011-01-01

470

Personality scale validities increase throughout medical school.  

PubMed

Admissions and personnel decisions rely on stable predictor-criterion relationships. The authors studied the validity of Big Five personality factors and their facets for predicting academic performance in medical school across multiple years, investigating whether criterion-related validities change over time. In this longitudinal investigation, an entire European country's 1997 cohort of medical students was studied throughout their medical school career (Year 1, N = 627; Year 7, N = 306). Over time, extraversion, openness, and conscientiousness factor and facet scale scores showed increases in operational validity for predicting grade point averages. Although there may not be any advantages to being open and extraverted for early academic performance, these traits gain importance for later academic performance when applied practice increasingly plays a part in the curriculum. Conscientiousness, perhaps more than any other personality trait, appears to be an increasing asset for medical students: Operational validities of conscientiousness increased from .18 to .45. In assessing the utility of personality measures, relying on early criteria might underestimate the predictive value of personality variables. Implications for personality measures to predict work performance are discussed. PMID:19916659

Lievens, Filip; Ones, Deniz S; Dilchert, Stephan

2009-11-01

471

Population and Asset Distributions in Economically Competitive Activities: a Rate-Equation Approach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We introduce a simple asset migration model for the wealth redistribution in economical activities, in which a unit of asset migrates from one individual to another whenever they interact. By means of the mean-field rate equation, we have analysed the dynamic behaviour of the system. In the random migration case, the asset distribution of individuals takes the standard Gaussian form and consistently decreases to zero at the end. As for the system in which only the richer can gain assets from the poorer, it is found that the individual asset distribution is discontinuous at a critical point and only the individuals with asset absolute value less than a cutoff value have a uniform and non-zero distribution. Moreover, the result shows that for the system with migration bias the assets of the individuals may have a cutoff value at each given time, which is different from the system without migration bias.

Ke, Jian-Hong; Cai, Xiao-Ou; Lin, Zhen-Quan

2004-07-01

472

Asset - An application in mission automation for science planning  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Recent advances in computer technology were used to great advantage in planning science observation sequences for the Voyager 2 encounter with Uranus in 1986. Despite a loss of experienced personnel, a challenging schedule, workforce limitations, and the complex nature of the Uranus encounter itself, the resultant science observation timelines were the most highly optimized of the five Voyager encounters with the outer planets. In part, this was due to the development of a microcomputer-based system, called ASSET (Automated Science Sequence Encounter Timelines generator), which was used to design those science observation timelines. This paper details the development of that system. ASSET demonstrates several features essential to the design of the first expert systems for science planning which will be applied for future missions.

Finnerty, D. F.; Martin, J.; Doms, P. E.

1987-01-01

473

In healthcare, is the human being an asset or liability?  

PubMed

This article contrasts the application of preventive and predictive technologies in industry to those in healthcare. For years, risk managers have been discussing the rationing of care. This article presents the perspective of an engineering professional from the manufacturing industry who now consults with healthcare risk managers. The human being is often referred to as an "asset" in our society. Do we actually treat people as assets or liabilities? When preventive maintenance is routinely performed on a piece of equipment, the benefits are more reliable operations, increased productivity, and lower life cycle costs. If these proactive concepts are applied to the human body within our current healthcare systems, will we see these same benefits? PMID:20151375

Latino, Robert J

2010-01-01

474

A multivariate jump-driven financial asset model  

Microsoft Academic Search

We discuss a Lvy multivariate model for financial assets which incorporates jumps, skewness, kurtosis and stochastic volatility. We use it to describe the behaviour of a series of stocks or indexes and to study a multi-firm, value-based default model. Starting from an independent Brownian world, we introduce jumps and other deviations from normality, including non-Gaussian dependence. We use a stochastic

Elisa Luciano; Wim Schoutens

2006-01-01

475

The geography of trade in goods and asset holdings  

Microsoft Academic Search

Gravity models have been widely used to describe bilateral trade in goods. Portes and Rey [Portes, R., Rey, H., 2005. The Determinants of Cross-Border Equity Flows. Journal of International Economics, 65(2), 269296.] applied this framework to cross-border equity flows and found that distance, which proxies information asymmetries, is a surprisingly very large barrier to cross-border asset trade. We adopt a

Antonin Aviat; Nicolas Coeurdacier

2007-01-01

476

Uncertainty in ERP Effort Estimation: A Challenge or an Asset?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Traditionally, software measurement literature considers the uncertainty of cost drivers in project estimation as a challenge\\u000a and treats it as such. This paper develops the position that uncertainty can be seen as an asset. It draws on results of a\\u000a case study in which we replicated an approach to balancing uncertainties of project context characteristics in requirements-based\\u000a effort estimation for

Maya Daneva; Seanna Wettflower; Sonia De Boer; R. Dumke; B. Braungarten; G. Bueren; A. Abran; J. Cuadrado-Gallego

2008-01-01

477

A Statistical Activity Cost Analysis of Engineering Assets  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a In this paper, Statistical Activity Cost Analysis (SACA) is used to identify the interaction of mutually dependent physical\\u000a and financial aspects of a fixed asset-like system configuration. The novelty of the approach is, having established a rational\\u000a description of the uncertainty inherent in both domains, the analysis of their interaction. Little research to date has investigated\\u000a the duality of engineering

Andrew Colin; Michael Falta; Steve Su; Lyle Turner; Roger J. Willett; Rodney Wolff

478

Online Monitoring of Plant Assets in the Nuclear Industry  

SciTech Connect

Todays online monitoring technologies provide opportunities to perform predictive and proactive health management of assets within many different industries, in particular the defense and aerospace industries. The nuclear industry can leverage these technologies to enhance safety, productivity, and reliability of the aging fleet of existing nuclear power plants. The U.S. Department of Energys Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program is collaborating with the Electric Power Research Institutes (EPRIs) Long-Term Operations program to implement online monitoring in existing nuclear power plants. Proactive online monitoring in the nuclear industry is being explored using EPRIs Fleet-Wide Prognostic and Health Management (FW-PHM) Suite software, a set of web-based diagnostic and prognostic tools and databases that serves as an integrated health monitoring architecture. This paper focuses on development of asset fault signatures used to assess the health status of generator step-up transformers and emergency diesel generators in nuclear power plants. Asset fault signatures describe the distinctive features based on technical examinations that can be used to detect a specific fault type. Fault signatures are developed based on the results of detailed technical research and on the knowledge and experience of technical experts. The Diagnostic Advisor of the FW-PHM Suite software matches developed fault signatures with operational data to provide early identification of critical faults and troubleshooting advice that could be used to distinguish between faults with similar symptoms. This research is important as it will support the automation of predictive online monitoring techniques in nuclear power plants to diagnose incipient faults, perform proactive maintenance, and estimate the remaining useful life of assets.

Nancy Lybeck; Vivek Agarwal; Binh Pham; Richard Rusaw; Randy Bickford

2013-10-01

479

Benchmarking intangible assets: enhancing teamwork performance using self-assessment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses self-assessment and benchmarking of intangible assets in teamwork development. First examines key approaches to team-performance measurement and present a systems perspective on teamwork, hence benchmarking of teamwork performance. In consequence, a generic model based on EFQM framework the TEaM model, is proposed as a self-assessment and benchmarking tool. TEaM consists of ten criteria (enablers and results)

Pavel Castka; Christopher J. Bamber; John M. Sharp

2004-01-01

480

D Data Acquisition for Indoor Assets Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The newly development of technology clearly shows an improvement of three-dimension (3D) data acquisition techniques. The requirements of 3D information and features have been obviously increased during past few years in many related fields. Generally, 3D visualization can provide more understanding and better analysis for making decision. The need of 3D GIS also pushed by the highly demand of 3D in geospatial related applications as well as the existing fast and accurate 3D data collection techniques. This paper focuses on the 3D data acquisition by using terrestrial laser scanning. In this study, Leica C10 terrestrial laser scanner was used to collect 3D data of the assets inside a computer laboratory. The laser scanner device is able to capture 3D point cloud data with high speed and high accuracy. A series of point clouds was produced from the laser scanner. However, more attention must be paid during the point clouds data processing, 3D modelling, and analysis of the laser scanned data. Hence, this paper will discuss about the data processing from 3D point clouds to 3D models. The processing of point cloud data divided into pre-processing (data registration and noise filter) and post-processing (3D modelling). During the process, Leica Cyclone 7.3 was used to process the point clouds and SketchUp was used to construct the 3D asset models. Afterward, the 3D asset models were exported to multipatch geometry format, which is a 3D GIS-ready format for displaying and storing 3D model in GIS environment. The final result of this study is a set of 3D asset models display in GIS-ready format since GIS can provides the best visual interpretation, planning and decision making process. This paper shows the 3D GIS data could be produced by laser scanning technology after further processing of point cloud data.

Lee, S. Y.; Majid, Z.; Setan, H.

2013-09-01

481

THE EQUITY PREMIUM PUZZLE AND EMOTIONAL ASSET PRICING  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the equity premium as well as the risk-free rate puzzle question the concepts central to financial and economic modeling, we apply behavioral decision theory to asset pricing in view of solving these puzzles. US stock market data for the period 19602003 and German stock market data for the period 19772003 show that emotional investors who act in accordance to

MARC GRTLER; NORA HARTMANN

2007-01-01

482

Numerical Simulation for Asset-Liability Management in Life Insurance  

Microsoft Academic Search

New regulations and stronger competitions have increased the demand for stochastic asset-liability management (ALM) models\\u000a for insurance companies in recent years. In this article, we propose a discrete time ALM model for the simulation of simplified\\u000a balance sheets of life insurance products. The model incorporates the most important life insurance product characteristics,\\u000a the surrender of contracts, a reserve-dependent bonus declaration,

Thomas Gerstner; Michael Griebel; Markus Holtz; Ralf Goschnick; Marcus Haep

483

Paranoid personality disorder.  

PubMed

Paranoid personality disorder (PPD) is currently included in DSM-IV's "odd cluster" or "cluster A." In the present article, the authors review available information pertaining to the psychometric properties of PPD, as derived from the relevant literature and from databases of personality disorder study groups. There is comparatively little published evidence for the reliability and validity of PPD, and researchers by and large have tended not to study the disorder, either because of investigators' difficulty recruiting individuals with PPD into research studies, or (as seems more likely) because the trait-paranoia from which many psychiatric patients suffer has seemed better explained by other DSM-IV disorders on Axis I and/or Axis II than by PPD. Given the scant empirical evidence on PPD, it seems reasonable to remove it as an independent diagnosis from the next edition of DSM, and instead to encourage clinicians to code trait-paranoia using a dimensional approach. PMID:22928850

Triebwasser, Joseph; Chemerinski, Eran; Roussos, Panos; Siever, Larry J

2013-12-01

484

BIM: Enabling Sustainability and Asset Management through Knowledge Management  

PubMed Central

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the use of virtual building information models to develop building design solutions and design documentation and to analyse construction processes. Recent advances in IT have enabled advanced knowledge management, which in turn facilitates sustainability and improves asset management in the civil construction industry. There are several important qualifiers and some disadvantages of the current suite of technologies. This paper outlines the benefits, enablers, and barriers associated with BIM and makes suggestions about how these issues may be addressed. The paper highlights the advantages of BIM, particularly the increased utility and speed, enhanced fault finding in all construction phases, and enhanced collaborations and visualisation of data. The paper additionally identifies a range of issues concerning the implementation of BIM as follows: IP, liability, risks, and contracts and the authenticity of users. Implementing BIM requires investment in new technology, skills training, and development of new ways of collaboration and Trade Practices concerns. However, when these challenges are overcome, BIM as a new information technology promises a new level of collaborative engineering knowledge management, designed to facilitate sustainability and asset management issues in design, construction, asset management practices, and eventually decommissioning for the civil engineering industry.

2013-01-01

485

Learning Agents for Autonomous Space Asset Management (LAASAM)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Current and future space systems will continue to grow in complexity and capabilities, creating a formidable challenge to monitor, maintain, and utilize these systems and manage their growing network of space and related ground-based assets. Integrated System Health Management (ISHM), and in particular, Condition-Based System Health Management (CBHM), is the ability to manage and maintain a system using dynamic real-time data to prioritize, optimize, maintain, and allocate resources. CBHM entails the maintenance of systems and equipment based on an assessment of current and projected conditions (situational and health related conditions). A complete, modern CBHM system comprises a number of functional capabilities: sensing and data acquisition; signal processing; conditioning and health assessment; diagnostics and prognostics; and decision reasoning. In addition, an intelligent Human System Interface (HSI) is required to provide the user/analyst with relevant context-sensitive information, the system condition, and its effect on overall situational awareness of space (and related) assets. Colorado Engineering, Inc. (CEI) and Raytheon are investigating and designing an Intelligent Information Agent Architecture that will provide a complete range of CBHM and HSI functionality from data collection through recommendations for specific actions. The research leverages CEIs expertise with provisioning management network architectures and Raytheons extensive experience with learning agents to define a system to autonomously manage a complex network of current and future space-based assets to optimize their utilization.

Scally, L.; Bonato, M.; Crowder, J.

2011-09-01

486

Exploring the HRM\\/accounting interface on human assets : The case for artefact-based asset recognition criteria  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose This paper seeks is to enhance our understanding of intangible recognition by embracing an artefact-based approach. Design\\/methodology\\/approach The paper presents an artefact-based approach to intangible asset recognition, an artefact being a physical and visual representation (typically, documentary) of expended human intellectual and physical creativity. This output orientation (what people create: artefact-based outputs) is compared to an input

Tony Tollington; Nevine El-Tawy

2010-01-01

487

Troubled Asset Relief Program: Treasury Needs to Strengthen Its Decision-Making Process on the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) was created by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) to help meet consumer and small business credit needs by supporting issuance of asset-backed securities (ABS) and c...

2010-01-01

488

401(k) plan asset allocation, account balances, and loan activity.  

PubMed

The Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) and the Investment Company Institute (ICI) have been collaborating for the past two years to collect data on participants in 401(k) plans. This effort, known as the EBRI/ICI Participant-Directed Retirement Plan Data Collection Project, has obtained data for 401(k) plan participants from certain of EBRI and ICI sponsors and members serving as plan recordkeepers and administrators. The report includes 1996 information on 6.6 million active participants in 27,762 plans holding nearly $246 billion in assets. The data include demographic information, annual contributions, plan balances, asset allocation, and loans, and are currently the most comprehensive source of information on individual plan participants. In 1996, the first year for which data are ready for analysis, the EBRI/ICI database appears to be broadly representative of the universe of 401(k) plans. Key findings include: for all participants, 44.0 percent of the total plan balance is invested in equity funds, 19.1 percent in employer stock, 15.1 percent in guaranteed investment contracts (GICs), 7.8 percent in balanced funds, 6.8 percent in bond funds, 5.4 percent in money funds, 0.8 percent in other stable value funds, and 1.0 percent in other or unidentified investments. This allocation implies that over two-thirds of plan balances are invested directly or indirectly in equity securities. Asset allocation varies with age. For instance, on average, individuals in their twenties invested 76.8 percent of assets in equities and only 22.1 percent in fixed-income investments. By comparison, individuals in their sixties invested 53.2 percent of their assets in equities and 45.9 percent of assets in fixed-income investments. Investment options offered by 401(k) plans appear to influence asset allocation. For example, the addition of company stock substantially reduces the allocation to equity funds and the addition of GICs lowers allocations to bond and money funds. Employer contributions in the form of company stock affect participant allocation behavior. Participants in plans in which employer contributions are made in company stock appear to decrease allocations to equity funds and to increase the allocation of company stock in self-directed balances. The average account balance (net of plan loans) for all participants is $37,323. The balances, however, represent only amounts with current employers and do not include amounts remaining in the plans of prior employers. Nor do the balances indicate what savings would be in a "mature" 401(k) plan program. The average balances of older workers with long tenure at one employer indicate that a mature 401(k) plan program will produce substantial account balances. For example, individuals in their sixties with at least 30 years of tenure have average account balances in excess of $156,000; those in their fifties have balances in excess of $117,000. PMID:10387176

VanDerhei, J; Galer, R; Quick, C; Rea, J

1999-01-01

489

Normal personality versus pathological personality: dimensional and predictive study.  

PubMed

The present study aimed to replicate the previous relationship between the Zuckerman personality model and the Dimensional Assessment of Personality Pathology-Basic Questionnaire (DAPP-BQ) and to evaluate the contribution of the facets and factors from Zuckerman's new instrument Zuckerman-Kuhlman-Aluja Personality Questionnaire (ZKA-PQ) versus the old Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire to the four clusters of the DAPP-BQ. The sample consisted of 443 subjects from the general population of both sexes. The ZKA-PQ dimensions predicted between 35 % and 61% of the DAPP-BQ cluster variance and facets between 54% and 63%. Local regression graphical analysis (LOESS) showed that neuroticism and aggressiveness are the dimensions most related with emotional dysregulation. Sensation seeking and aggressiveness were associated with dissocial behaviour. Neuroticism and extraversion (negative) were associated with social avoidance and activity and sensation seeking (negative) with compulsiveness. The new ZKA-PQ improves the psychometric properties of the old Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire. Both dimensional personality measures can play a role in the prediction of the future DSM-V personality disorder dimensional system. PMID:24343978

Aluja, Anton; Blanch, Angel; Balada, Ferran

2013-11-01

490

Forfeiture of illegally acquired assets of drug traffickers: the position in India.  

PubMed

Trafficking in drugs and other related crimes generates huge illicit funds which are used to support other criminal activity, corruption, illicit arms trading, the smuggling of goods and currency, and other economic offences. The traditional enforcement techniques aimed only at carriers and confiscation of the seized contraband no longer provide a sufficient deterrent. The problem is international in scope and requires close cooperation of all the agencies concerned. In 1976, India enacted specific legislation providing for the forfeiture of the property and assets of smugglers, including traffickers and foreign-exchange manipulators. This legislation, known as the "Smugglers and Foreign-Exchange Manipulators (Forfeiture of Property) Act, 1976", enables the enforcement authorities to confiscate all property, both movable and immovable, illegally acquired or accumulated, or for which investment is made from unlawful earnings resulting from smuggling and foreign exchange racketeering. It covers all such property held, not only in the names of smugglers and traffickers themselves, but their relatives and associates as well. The Act provides for principles of natural justice to be followed for all forfeiture proceedings and for appeals to a high tribunal. The legislation has enabled forfeiture action in 2,297 cases, covering properties valued at $US 40 million, during the last six years. PMID:6556075

Gujral, B B

1983-01-01

491

The Inventory of Personality Organization: psychometric properties, factorial composition, and criterion relations with affect, aggressive dyscontrol, psychosis proneness, and self-domains in a nonclinical sample.  

PubMed

This report describes 2 studies of the psychometric characteristics of the primary clinical scales of the Inventory of Personality Organization (IPO; O. F. Kernberg & J. F. Clarkin, 1995), which assess reality testing, primitive psychological defenses, and identity diffusion, in a nonclinical sample. The 3 IPO scales display adequate internal consistency and good test-retest reliability. Item-level confirmatory factor analysis supported a two-factor structure of the IPO consistent with O. F. Kernberg's (1984, 1996) model of borderline personality organization. Each of the 3 IPO scales was associated with increased negative affect, aggressive dyscontrol, and dysphoria as well as lower levels of positive affect consistent with Kernberg's model of borderline personality organization. The IPO Reality Testing scale is closely related to various measures of psychotic-like phenomena. PMID:11793901

Lenzenweger, M F; Clarkin, J F; Kernberg, O F; Foelsch, P A

2001-12-01

492

Irradiation-tolerant nanostructured ferritic alloys: Transforming helium from a liability to an asset  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nanostructuredferritic alloys (NFAs) have the potential to make transformational contributions to developing advanced sources of fission and fusion energy. NFAs are Fe-Cr based ferritic stainless steels that contain an ultrahigh density of Y-Ti-O nanofeatures (NFs). The NFs provide both outstanding high temperature properties and remarkable tolerance to irradiation induced displacement damage as well as the degrading effects of transmutation product helium. Indeed, NFs can transform helium from a liability to an asset by forming a high density of nm-scale bubbles that act as sinks for point defects and helium may provide near immunity to radiation damage. This article outlines recent progress on engaging the challenges facing NFA development.

Odette, G. R.; Hoelzer, D. T.

2010-09-01

493

Effects of Input Properties, Vocabulary Size, and L1 on the Development of Third Person Singular -"s" in Child L2 English  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was designed to investigate the development of third-person singular (3SG) -"s" in children who learn English as a second language (L2). Adopting the usage-based perspective on the learning of inflection, we analyzed spontaneous speech samples collected from 15 English L2 children who were followed over a 2-year period. Assessing the

Blom, Elma; Paradis, Johanne; Duncan, Tamara Sorenson

2012-01-01

494

An Asset Test of the CLIC Accelerating Structure  

SciTech Connect

Transverse wakefield suppression in the CLIC (Compact Linear Collider) multibunch accelerating structure, called the TDS (Tapered Damped Structure), is achieved primarily through heavy damping. In order to verify the performance of the TDS design and the validity of the theoretical tools used to model it, a 15 GHz version of the TDS has been constructed and tested in the ASSET facility at SLAC. The test has directly demonstrated transverse wakefield suppression of over a factor 100, with an excellent agreement between the measured and the calculated wakefield.

Adolphsen, Chris

2001-07-31

495

Exploring an asset-based approach to nursing.  

PubMed

This article explores a different perspective on perceived "failings" in the nursing profession. It takes learning from an asset-based community development approach called Connecting Communities to find out whether the problems and solutions that we observe in vulnerable communities can help us better understand what might be happening in the nursing community. The ideas presented are evidence-based community development theories that are currently used across the world and are now influencing the commissioning for health improvement/health inequalities. PMID:23431714

Henry, Heather

496

New accounting rules: asset allocation and portfolio management.  

PubMed

New accounting rules went into effect at the end of 1995 that are now starting to affect how medical practices must report income from equity and fixed income investments. This article explores the new accounting rules and considers the other factors that help practices determine investment strategies, including desired investment return, comfort with level of risk, appropriate time horizons, liquidity needs and legal restrictions. The author also presents an example that examines the different considerations that may affect an asset allocation decision, including endowments and operating reserve funds. PMID:10165780

Andrew, B K

1997-01-01

497

The DSN Asset Management/Maintenance Improvement Initiative  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article describes the Asset Management/Maintenance Improvement (AMMI) initiative: the first focused Deep Space Network (DSN) initiative intended to improve the efficiency and efficacy of maintenance, support improvement in equipment reliability, and provide metrics for use in understanding equipment reliability and the use of maintenance resources. The initiative has resulted in the introduction of many new processes and procedures including the global use of a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) and Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) concepts. The work performed as part of the AMMI initiative represents significant changes to the DSN maintenance culture that has been in place for over 40 years.

Wackley, J.; Dundics, D.

2011-11-01

498

International financial services: determinants of banks foreign assets held by non-banks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Banks foreign assets held by non-banks are part of the growing volume of international trade in financial services. This paper investigates, for the first time, the determinants of banks assets held by non-banks for Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The underlying model used to measure banks foreign assets held by non-banks in this study, is based

Fariborz Moshirian; Ilan Sadeh; Jason Zein

2004-01-01

499

The Future of Asset Management for Human Space Exploration: Supply Classification and an Integrated Database  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

One of the major logistical challenges in human space exploration is asset management. This paper presents observations on the practice of asset management in support of human space flight to date and discusses a functional-based supply classification and a framework for an integrated database that could be used to improve asset management and logistics for human missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond.

Shull, Sarah A.; Gralla, Erica L.; deWeck, Olivier L.; Shishko, Robert

2006-01-01

500

Estimating the Continuous-Time Consumption-Based Asset-Pricing Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

The consumption-based asset-pricing model predicts that excess yields are determined by the market's degree of relative risk aversion and by the covariances of per capita consumption growth with asset returns. Estimation and testing are complicated by the fact that the model's predictions relate to the instantaneous flow of consumption and point-in-time asset values, but only data on the integral or

Sanford J. Grossman; Angelo Melino; Robert J. Shiller

1987-01-01