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Poverty in Albania: A Qualitative Assessment. World Bank Technical Paper.  

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This World Bank qualitative assessment of poverty in Albania outlines five objectives: (1) it seeks to develop the understanding of poverty in the country by involving poor Albanians in a process of exploring the causes, nature, extent of poverty and its effects; (2) it is intended to support the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (GPRS),…

De Soto, Hermine; Gordon, Peter; Gedeshi, Ilir; Sinoimeri, Zamira

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World Bank: Biodiversity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many people are familiar with the World Bank's work in the areas of international finance and economic development, but they may not be aware of their work in the area of biodiversity. The World Bank happens to be the world's largest financier of biodiversity, and their work includes supporting the sustainable use of biodiversity outside protected areas, eradication of alien species, and land conservation. First-time visitors may wish to start their journey through the site by clicking on the "What's New" area. Here they will find reports on biodiversity, the role of indigenous peoples in biodiversity conservation, and a review of the World Bank's conservation projects during the past twenty years. Another way to look through the materials on the site is by using the drop-down menus that read "Topic", "Country", and "Region/Income". Visitors can also read overview statements that cover the Bank's work on biodiversity and poverty, biosafety, and mountain ecosystems.

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World Bank Institute  

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The World Bank has a number of specialized units designed to perform research in order to allow the organization to make informed policy decisions throughout the world. This website happens to provide information on the World Bank Institute, which effectively serves as the capacity development arm of the Bank and also "helps countries share and apply global and local knowledge to meet development challenges". On the Institute's site, visitors can find out about its various programs, which include work on preventing HIV/AIDS risk in the Balkans and scholarships designed to promote knowledge sharing and capacity building in the developing world. Visitors will want to pay close attention to the Publications area, as they may view or download working papers from a wide range of topics, including energy policy, labor force development, and development economics.

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World Bank: Global Challenges  

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The World Bank works to combat poverty and to increase development opportunities around the world, but they also have selected six strategic themes that focus in on global development. First-time visitors to the site can listen to World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick talk about these themes, and they may also wish to follow along with the accompanying slideshow. Themes include global public goods, the Arab world, and middle-income countries. By clicking on one of these themes, visitors can read comprehensive reports, working papers, or take a look at presentations that explore these areas in greater detail. Many of these information sources are contained within a "Highlights" area. Visitors with a penchant for economic development, international political economy, or international affairs will find this site very useful. It's also easy to see how these materials might be used in a classroom setting to spark discussion or debate about some of these very timely matters.

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World Bank: China  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The World Bank has a number of marvelous country profile websites, and their site dedicated to China is top-notch. It's not just a simple demographic overview of this dynamic country; it is a series of meditations on the state of their economy, political culture, urban development, and other affairs. First-time users will want to look at the "Country-At-A-Glance" section at the top of the homepage to get a thumbnail sketch of the country's current state of affairs. Over on the left-hand side of the page, visitors can look over the "Projects & Programs" area, which talks about the Bank's activities in the country, which include energy efficiency projects and sustainable biodiversity conservation works. Moving on, the "What's New" area features opinion pieces from World Bank officials, press releases, and information about lending policies. Users are also invited to sign up for their RSS feed and email updates here.

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World Bank: Anticorruption [pdf[  

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In its many different guises, corruption around the world tends to affect the poor, who are often the most reliant on the provision of public services, and are also least likely to be able to pay the extra costs associated with bribery and fraud. The World Bank has identified corruption as "the single greatest obstacle to economic and social development," and thusly has set up this anticorruption website to serve as an online resource for policy-makers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other interested parties. On the site, the World Bank lays out its strategy for combating corruption, which includes increasing political accountability, strengthening civil society participation, and improving public sector management. The site also contains a number of helpful resources, such as toolkits for assessing government performance in this area, and information and reports on various regional and country-based approaches to dealing with corruption. The site is rounded out by a calendar of events and key strategy documents, such as "Reforming Public Institutions and Strengthening Governance, A World Bank Strategy."

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World Bank Integrity  

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Created as part of the World Bank Group, the Integrity Vice Presidency "independently investigates allegations of corruption and fraud." On their homepage, much of the material is covered within three primary sections: "Fighting Fraud & Corruption", "Investigating Staff Misconduct", and "Allegations". In the "Fighting Fraud & Corruption" area, visitors can learn about completed investigations and learn about the outcomes, which in many cases include sanctions and debarments. Moving on, the "Investigating Staff Misconduct" area includes information about recent investigations into partner organizations who have worked with the World Bank in the past and alleged abuses regarding travel fraud, abuse of authority, and corruption within infrastructure projects. Visitors may also wish to scroll down on the homepage to look over their annual report and check out news updates.

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World Bank: Africa  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The World Bank does a great deal of development work throughout Africa, and it is by far the largest provider of assistance on the continent. As of 2007, their portfolio of projects under implementation was over $19 billion. They are also involved with working with a wide range of government partners on the "Africa Action Plan", which is concerned with everything from reducing and mitigating violent conflicts to promoting private sector-led growth and job creation. Visitors can learn about the Plan on the site, and they can also utilize the drop-down menus on the homepage to learn about initiatives and topics in every country on the continent. Along the left-side of the homepage, visitors can explore a number of thematic areas, such as "Data & Statistics", "Development Topics", and "Partnerships". Additionally, visitors with very specific needs can look under the "Resources For" area. Here there are resources organized for government officials, businesses, youth, and so on.

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World Bank Annual Report 1999  

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"Fiscal year 1999 (FY99) was a year of continued -- and formidable -- challenges," begins the World Bank Annual Report 1999. It goes on to list the financial crises in Brazil, Asia, and Russia and the natural disasters that struck the Caribbean, Asia, and Central America. And through it all, the World Bank was there. This report charts global economic progress and explains the World Bank's involvement in many aspects of the world economy. Broken into smaller reports, World Bank's annual report looks at the surprising rise of poverty, the issues surrounding Y2K and banking assistance, and the progress in anti-corruption efforts, among other issues. Also included are letters from the chairman, highlights, and summaries of improved projects.

Bank., World

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The World Bank Group Energy Strategy  

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The World Bank Group Energy Strategy Approach Paper Sustainable Development Network October 2009...............................................................................................................................................iii World Bank Group Energy Strategy Approach Paper...............................................................................................................3 World Bank Group Energy Sector Strategy and Performance in Recent Years

Kammen, Daniel M.

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World Bank: Annual Report 2010  

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The World Bank's Annual Report and the website that accompanies the report are full of data about the world's 79 poorest countries that the World Bank aids through its International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association. The 32-page report covers the period from July 2009 to June 2010. Visitors will find that the website for the Report contains a lot of interactive features for a better understanding of the global poverty situation which the World Bank is trying to help alleviate. The "Data & Research" tab near the top of any page has an "At a Glance" section that features several "Analytical Tools". Visitors won't want to miss the "iSimulate", which allows for performing macroeconomic simulations; "ADePT", which is a software platform for automated economic analysis; and "PovCalNet", which is a poverty analysis tool that "assess[es] global poverty incidence figures."

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World Bank: Annual Report 2012  

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The World Bank offers trenchant commentary on a wide range of issues of global import, including food production, gender inequality, development practices, and higher education initiatives. As a result, the World Bank's Annual Report is given close attention by people all over the world. The 314-page report offers thoughtful commentary on all manner of activities, and it is beautifully designed and executed. The first page starts with a list of summary statistics, such as the number of people who gained access to basic health services and how many teachers were recruited or trained as a result of World Bank activities. Visitors can learn all about the World Bank's initiatives in the report or download smaller sections like "Responding with Global Knowledge and Experience" and "World Bank For Results 2012." Visitors can also look over the Corporate Scorecard, which includes a snapshot of results achieved by partner countries with support from the Bank. The Report is available in eight different languages, including Spanish, French, Chinese, and Japanese. [KMG

2012-01-01

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Apps for Development: World Bank  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The World Bank is stepping up to the new media plate by asking concerned app developers to bring out their innovative software applications that "move us a step closer toward solving some of the world's most pressing problems." On the site, visitors can look over all of the apps that have been submitted as part of this initiative, and they are all quite interesting. They include "Food Factor", which gives users a quick visual reference of global food security, and "Forecasting the MDGs", which lets users learn which countries are likely to achieve the Millennium Development Goals established by the World Bank. Visitors can view all of the submissions and sort them out by topic, region of the world and title.

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THE WORLD BANK, THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCE  

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THE WORLD BANK, THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION, AND PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION IN BASIC EDUCATION: EXAMINING THE EDUCATION SECTOR STRATEGY 2020$ Karen Mundy and Francine Menashy ABSTRACT The World of Research and Innovation. Education Strategy in the Developing World: Revising the World Bank's Education

Sokolowski, Marla

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Earth Science World Image Bank  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

If you want to go around the world via thousands of visually stimulating and engaging photographs, this is a good place to start. Provided by the American Geological Institute (AGI), the Earth Science World Image bank website contains over 6,000 images related to the geophysical sciences for use by educators, the public, and the geoscience community. The photos are contained within a few dozen categories, which include coal, dinosaurs, and paleontology. Visitors can also use the Browse Images link to move around the collection. Each image includes a brief description, along with related information, such as the photographer. Users will find that the archive is updated frequently and return visits will be obligatory.

2012-08-31

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Water resources management. World Bank policy paper  

SciTech Connect

Water resources have been one of the most important areas of World Bank lending during the past three decades. Through its support for sector work and investments in irrigation, water supply, sanitation, flood control, and hydropower, the Bank has contributed to the development of many countries and helped provide essential services to many communities. Moreover, the Bank and governments have not taken sufficient account of environmental concerns in the management of water resources. (Copyright (c) 1993 International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank.)

Easter, K.W.; Feder, G.; Le Moigne, G.; Duda, A.M.; Forsyth, E.

1993-01-01

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World Bank Annual Report 1997  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The 1997 edition of this report, which chronicles the activities of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA) for the last fiscal year, discusses Bank programs, operations, financial highlights, and approved projects. Central to this report are the detailed regional progress reports. The full report, excluding the financial statements, is available in HTML. The full report with financial statements can be obtained in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format (250 pages, arranged in sections). Interested users may refer to the 1996 Annual Report (discussed in the December 20, 1996 Scout Report).

Bank., World

1997-01-01

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IMF, World Bank programs hinder AIDS prevention.  

PubMed

International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank structural adjustment programs (SAPs) imposed on developing nations in the 1980s inadvertently helped set the stage for the AIDS epidemic. These programs continue to hinder efforts to prevent HIV transmission. SAPs resulted in the following phenomena which place populations at risk of HIV infection: increased rural-urban migration of cheap labor sparked by a shift to an export-oriented economy, the development of transportation infrastructures in the 1980s to support the changed economy, increased migration and urbanization, and reduced government spending upon health and social services necessitated by the SAPs. For HIV transmission in developing countries to be substantially reduced, the SAP economic policies which may have promoted disease must be modified. An alternative development strategy must satisfy basic human needs such as food, housing, and transport; shift emphasis from the production of a small number of primary commodities for export to diversified agricultural production; support marginal producers and subsistence farmers; emphasize human resource development; end the top-down approach favored by the IMF and World Bank in favor of a truly cooperative development policy; alter the charters of the IMF and World Bank to permit the cancellation or restructuring of debt; and require AIDS Impact Reports of the IMF and World Bank. PMID:12289894

Denoon, D J

1995-07-10

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Using Communication Support in Projects. The World Bank's Experience. World Bank Staff Working Papers, Number 551.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended to assist World Bank staff and officials in deciding when and how to include communication support activities in Bank-financed development projects, this paper describes the use of planned communications to encourage participation in projects by certain groups of people, to improve institutional efficiency and staff development, and to…

Perrett, Heli E.

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Uncommon Knowledge: World Bank Policy and the Unmaking of the Knowledge Economy in Africa  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The World Bank is clearly one of the most influential global intergovernmental operators for international development assistance. In recent decades, the Bank and other agencies have invested immense technical and financial resources in a troubled and unprecedented mission of revitalizing and restructuring the development of education in Africa. A…

Obamba, Milton O.

2013-01-01

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Vocational Education and Training: A Review of World Bank Investment. World Bank Discussion Papers 51.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of a representative sample of 121 World Bank-funded vocational education and training components suggests that the level of economic development and consequent size and dynamism of industrial employment powerfully influence the outcome of such education and training. Consequently, future investment strategies should differ among countries…

Middleton, John; Demsky, Terry

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World Bank: Asia Alternative Energy Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A number of private and public concerns continue to search for alternative energy sources, and some of them have contributed mightily to the wide array of emerging technologies in this important area. The Asia Alternative Energy Program (ASTAE) was created in 1992 by the World Bank in order to maintain support for a broad range of alternative energy projects and related activities throughout Asia. ASTAE partners and staff members work with a portfolio valued at over $1.3 billion in order to identify such projects, and those interested in such projects would do well to take a closer look through this site. Some of the resources on the site include a number of reports, informational tables about their lending operations, and a selection of additional Web-based resources. The site concludes with a short video that describes recent achievements in increasing access to modern energy services in several client countries served by such endeavors.

2005-01-01

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World Bank: Asia Alternative Energy Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A number of private and public concerns continue to search for alternative energy sources, and some of them have contributed mightily to the wide array of emerging technologies in this important area. The Asia Alternative Energy Program (ASTAE) was created in 1992 by the World Bank in order to maintain support for a broad range of alternative energy projects and related activities throughout Asia. ASTAE partners and staff members work with a portfolio valued at over $1.3 billion in order to identify such projects, and those interested in such projects would do well to take a closer look through this site. Some of the resources on the site include a number of reports, informational tables about their lending operations, and a selection of additional Web-based resources. The site concludes with a short video that describes recent achievements in increasing access to modern energy services in several client countries served by such endeavors.

2006-01-10

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The World Bank on Poverty in latin America  

Microsoft Academic Search

For over three decades the World Bank has led the war against poverty waged by international organizations for development. This fact, as well as the incontrovertible fact that the problem of poverty has defeated all of the efforts, all of the resources, that the Bank and the 'world community' of concerned organizations, governments and individuals, have marshaled in this war,

Por Henry Veltmeyer

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Rethinking the World Bank Agenda for Chinese Higher Education Reform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores the way in which the World Bank has worked effectively with China in higher education. It investigates whether or not the cooperation between the two has changed in line with their changing relationship. More specifically, it discusses whether the World Bank's China agenda reflects the reform package of…

Ma, Jinyuan

2014-01-01

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Six Questions about The World Bank's 2020 Education Sector Strategy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on interviews with World Bank staff in April 2011, this article answers six questions about the World Bank's Education Sector Strategy 2020 (ESS 2020): (1) What is the ESS 2020? (2) What is it not? (3) How was the development process of the ESS 2020 different from that of past Strategies? (4) How are the policy recommendations of the ESS…

Shafiq, M. Najeeb

2011-01-01

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The Effects of Measuring Poverty Indicators of the World Bank  

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fields such as education, the labor market, equality, migration, health, or gender. One goal of the SFBThe Effects of Measuring Poverty ­ Indicators of the World Bank SFB 882 Working Paper Series No of Measuring Poverty ­ Indicators of the World Bank SFB 882 Working Paper Series, No. 27 DFG Research Center

Moeller, Ralf

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The Changing Role of the WORLD BANK in Global Health  

PubMed Central

The World Bank began operations on June 25, 1946. Although it was established to finance European reconstruction after World War II, the bank today is a considerable force in the health, nutrition, and population (HNP) sector in developing countries. Indeed, it has evolved from having virtually no presence in global health to being the world’s largest financial contributor to health-related projects, now committing more than $1 billion annually for new HNP projects. It is also one of the world’s largest supporters in the fight against HIV/AIDS, with commitments of more than $1.6 billion over the past several years. I have mapped this transformation in the World Bank’s role in global health, illustrating shifts in the bank’s mission and financial orientation, as well as the broader changes in development theory and practice. Through a deepened understanding of the complexities of development, the World Bank now regards investments in HNP programs as fundamental to its role in the global economy. PMID:15623860

Ruger, Jennifer Prah

2005-01-01

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Banking on Poverty in Latin America: Assessing the World Bank's “War on Poverty”  

Microsoft Academic Search

The World Bank has been providing policy leadership and funding in its fight against poverty in Latin America for over three decades. This “war on poverty” and its periodic reformulations are critically assessed in light of available evidence. The authors conclude that whatever its stated intentions, the World Bank and its doctrines are part of Latin America's poverty problem, and

Anthony Holland OMalley; Henry Veltmeyer

2006-01-01

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Review of Early Childhood Policy and Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. World Bank Technical Paper No. 367, Africa Region Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children in Sub-Saharan Africa face the greatest challenges to healthy development of any region in the world. This report presents reviews of 11 Early Childhood Development programs, studied to define financial and institutional conditions necessary to sustain early intervention efforts. Interviews and existing documentation from governmental and…

Colletta, Nat J.; Reinhold, Amy Jo

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Rhetoric and Reality: World Bank and CIDA Gender Policies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The picture the World Bank paints of the world is an optimistic one: living standards are higher than ever before, humanity is progressing, and situations for women are improving. If this is really the case, why then does "the impoverishment of hundreds of millions of people" throughout the world continue? (Chossudovsky 1997, 33). Why do "the…

Hales, Jennifer

2007-01-01

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World Bank Group - International Monetary Fund (IMF) Annual Meetings 1997  

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The World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) held its 1997 Annual Meeting in Hong Kong. The site contains the text of the Annual Meeting Speech titled The Challenge of Inclusion by John D. Wolfenshon, President of the World Bank, and the Per Jacobsson Lecture titled Asian Monetary Cooperation presented by Joseph Yam, chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. Speeches by Michael Camdessus, George Soros and Dato Seri Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamad (Prime Minister of Malaysia) are also available. The 1997 Annual Reports of the IMF and World Bank Group can also be viewed at the site. The Focus on Asia section contains various relevant speeches, publications, and other information on Asia produced by the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund.

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Wave basin model tests of technical-biological bank protection  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Sloped embankments of inland waterways are usually protected from erosion and other negative im-pacts of ship-induced hydraulic loads by technical revetments consisting of riprap. Concerning the dimensioning of such bank protection there are several design rules available, e.g. the "Principles for the Design of Bank and Bottom Protection for Inland Waterways" or the Code of Practice "Use of Standard Construction Methods for Bank and Bottom Protection on Waterways" issued by the BAW (Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute). Since the European Water Framework Directive has been put into action special emphasis was put on natural banks. Therefore the application of technical-biological bank protection is favoured. Currently design principles for technical-biological bank protection on inland waterways are missing. The existing experiences mainly refer to flowing waters with no or low ship-induced hydraulic loads on the banks. Since 2004 the Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute has been tracking the re-search and development project "Alternative Technical-Biological Bank Protection on Inland Water-ways" in company with the Federal Institute of Hydrology. The investigation to date includes the ex-amination of waterway sections where technical- biological bank protection is applied locally. For the development of design rules for technical-biological bank protection investigations shall be carried out in a next step, considering the mechanics and resilience of technical-biological bank protection with special attention to ship-induced hydraulic loads. The presentation gives a short introduction into hydraulic loads at inland waterways and their bank protection. More in detail model tests of a willow brush mattress as a technical-biological bank protec-tion in a wave basin are explained. Within the scope of these tests the brush mattresses were ex-posed to wave impacts to determine their resilience towards hydraulic loads. Since the developing pore water pressure is significant considering the slope stability under hydraulic load, particular atten-tion is paid to the interaction of willow roots and pore water pressure. Furthermore the occurring ero-sion is determined. The methods of measurements, test conditions and executions as well as first results will be presented.

Eisenmann, J.

2012-04-01

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World Bank to raise $250M for avoided deforestation in tropics World Bank to raise $250M for avoided deforestation in tropics  

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World Bank to raise $250M for avoided deforestation in tropics World Bank to raise $250M for avoided deforestation in tropics mongabay.com June 11, 2007 The World Bank will soon launch an "avoided deforestation" pilot project that will pay tropical countries for preserving their forests, reports The Wall

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Extractive industries and sustainable development: an evaluation of World Bank Group experience  

SciTech Connect

How effectively has the World Bank Group assisted its clients in enhancing the contribution of the extractive industries to sustainable development? (Extractive industries include oil, gas, and mining of minerals including coals and metals.) This evaluation finds that with its global mandate and experience, comprehensive country development focus, and overarching mission to fight poverty, the World Bank Group is well positioned to help countries overcome the policy, institutional, and technical challenges that prevent them from transforming resource endowments into sustainable benefits. Furthermore, the World Bank Group's achievements are many. On the whole, its extractive industries projects have produced positive economic and financial results, though compliance with its environmental and social safeguards remains a challenge. Its research has broadened and deepened understanding of the causes for the disappointing performance of resource-rich countries. Its guidelines for the mitigation of adverse environmental and social impacts have been widely used and appreciated. More recently, it has begun to address the challenge of country governance with a variety of instruments. The World Bank Group can, however, do much to improve its performance in enhancing the extractive industry sector's contribution to sustainable development and poverty reduction. The report identifies three main areas for improvement - formulating an integrated strategy, strengthening implementation and engagement of stakeholders. 5 annexes.

Andres Liebenthal; Roland Michelitsch; Ethel Tarazona

2005-07-01

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Public Policy for the Private Sector: World Bank  

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_Public Policy for the Private Sector_ is a quarterly journal published by the World Bank's Finance, Private Sector, and Infrastructure Network (FPSI). Recently, new documents concerning Finance, Water, and Post-Privatization Performance have been added to this ongoing collection of policy and case study notes.

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The World Bank Policies: Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A former employee of the World Bank discusses the logic behind multilateral development banks and how they operate, bank ideology and the nature of policy formation, educational and other reforms as loan conditions, the inability of development banks to enforce implementation of their policies in countries receiving loans, and whether the banks

de Moura Castro, Claudio

2002-01-01

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Security and Usability: The Gap in Real-World Online Banking  

E-print Network

traditional banks now offer online banking services, and strongly encourage customers to do online bankingSecurity and Usability: The Gap in Real-World Online Banking Mohammad Mannan, P.C. van Oorschot}@scs.carleton.ca ABSTRACT Online banking is one of the most sensitive tasks performed by general Internet users. Most

Van Oorschot, Paul

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World Bank eAtlas of the Millennium Development Goals  

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The World Bank established a set of Millennium Development Goals as both a challenge to poor countries to demonstrate "good governance" and to wealthy nations as a spur that would hopefully encourage them to support economic and social development. Recently, the World Bank created this visually engaging and sophisticated interactive atlas to track those eight goals, which include the promotion of gender equality, combating disease, and reducing child mortality. Visitors can click on any of these eight goals and they will be able to view maps of the world that document the progress that has been made in each nation. Clicking on each nation individually brings up clear and easy-to-read tables that chart additional changes within each separate goal. Visitors can export the data for their own use, and they can also resize the map to demonstrate the changes made over the past few years.

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Reforming the World Bank: From Social-Liberalism to Neo-Liberalism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using an analytics of government perspective, it is argued that neo-liberalism as an art of government, especially its form as North American advanced liberal political reason, has shaped enterprise governance and managerial reform at the World Bank. With a focus on the World Bank as a financial banking enterprise, the article explores questions…

Girdwood, John

2007-01-01

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Managing Climate Risk. Integrating Adaptation into World Bank Group Operations  

SciTech Connect

Climate change is already taking place, and further changes are inevitable. Developing countries, and particularly the poorest people in these countries, are most at risk. The impacts result not only from gradual changes in temperature and sea level but also, in particular, from increased climate variability and extremes, including more intense floods, droughts, and storms. These changes are already having major impacts on the economic performance of developing countries and on the lives and livelihoods of millions of poor people around the world. Climate change thus directly affects the World Bank Group's mission of eradicating poverty. It also puts at risk many projects in a wide range of sectors, including infrastructure, agriculture, human health, water resources, and environment. The risks include physical threats to the investments, potential underperformance, and the possibility that projects will indirectly contribute to rising vulnerability by, for example, triggering investment and settlement in high-risk areas. The way to address these concerns is not to separate climate change adaptation from other priorities but to integrate comprehensive climate risk management into development planning, programs, and projects. While there is a great need to heighten awareness of climate risk in Bank work, a large body of experience on climate risk management is already available, in analytical work, in country dialogues, and in a growing number of investment projects. This operational experience highlights the general ingredients for successful integration of climate risk management into the mainstream development agenda: getting the right sectoral departments and senior policy makers involved; incorporating risk management into economic planning; engaging a wide range of nongovernmental actors (businesses, nongovernmental organizations, communities, and so on); giving attention to regulatory issues; and choosing strategies that will pay off immediately under current climate conditions. There are several ways in which the World Bank Group can continue helping its clients better manage climate risks to poverty reduction and sustainable development: Integrating climate risk management into the project cycle, by adopting early risk identification (for instance by applying a quick and simple risk-screening tool) and following up throughout the design process if necessary. Integrating climate risk management into country and sector dialogues, especially in countries and sectors that are particularly vulnerable. Enhancing internal support for and coordination of climate risk management by, for example, expanding analytical work and capacity for cross-support by the Global Climate Change Team and the Hazard Management Unit of the World Bank and by actively developing climate risk management activities within regional departments. Supporting the establishment of proper financing mechanisms for adaptation, using, for example, the Investment Framework for Clean Energy and Development. New funding mechanisms created under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and being made operational by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), as well as the Kyoto Protocol, should be used to leverage maximum adaptation results within the Bank's broad range of development activities and investments. By enhancing climate risk management, the World Bank Group will be able to address the growing risks from climate change and, at the same time, make current development investments more resilient to climate variability and extreme weather events. In that way, climate risk management will not only guard the Bank's investments in a changing climate but will also improve the impact of development efforts right now.

Van Aalst, M. [Global Environment Facility Program, The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, World Bank Group, Washington, DC (United States)

2006-08-15

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The World Bank, Support for Universities, and Asymmetrical Power Relations in International Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the role of the World Bank in advancing higher education sectors in the developing world, considering in particular the increasing power and strength of a global knowledge-based economy. Given the powerful role that intergovernmental organizations such as the World Bank play in shaping global economic policies, the authors…

Collins, Christopher S.; Rhoads, Robert A.

2010-01-01

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The World Bank New Discourse and the 1999 Education Sector Strategy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The climate of growing dissatisfaction in the developing world seems to have led to some changes in the World Bank's main discourse. The current World Bank president, James Wolfensohn, pointed out the existence of a "human crisis," besides the overemphasized financial one. He proposed a new development framework taking into account the widening…

de Siqueira, Angela C.

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The World Bank Rural Development Field Staff Distance Learning and Training Strategy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Rural Development Distance Learning and Training Strategy targets locally recruited field staff of the World Bank Rural Sector. Field staff at the bank's mission offices worldwide are heterogeneous in terms of culture, ethnicity, race, gender, social class, and religion. However, they have the following in common: they follow the Bank's work…

Mortera-Gutierrez, Fernando

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Assessing the Impacts of Intergovernmental Economic Organizations: The Case of the World Bank and Nonformal Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A preliminary investigation into the World Bank's support of non-formal education in less-developed countries discusses the role of education in the development process, the Bank's concern with education, and its funding of non-formal education projects. The Bank's involvement in education projects is described, from support for upper division…

Schechter, Michael G.

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The World Bank Indian Urban Water Report (July 2012) Yet Again, Thinking Backwards  

E-print Network

and researchers have discussed these problems, the various minutae of its recommendations and its pros and cons of the World Bank vis-a-vis other participants, and the limitations that this poses in exploring the solution space. The latest World Bank (WB) Report on the water sector in India is titled INDIA: Improving Urban

Sohoni, Milind

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Gender and institutional strengthening: the World Bank's policy record in Latin America  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the gendered nature of institutional strengthening policies at the World Bank, as part of an attempt to analyse what role gender plays in the institutionalist turn within development policy. It focuses on three snapshots of Bank action wherein debates about gender and institutional strengthening are particularly pertinent: Washington, DC policy texts and Presidential speeches; gender policy enacted

Kate Bedford

2009-01-01

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The Imperative of Male Inclusion: How Institutional Context Influences World Bank Gender Policy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the role of institutional context in shaping policy agendas through a case study of the World Bank's gender lending in Ecuador. Using interviews with employees and analysis of policy texts I explore the complex institutional location of Bank gender policymakers, identifying two key constraints on their policy output: (1) the pressure to frame gender policy as increasing

Kate Bedford

2007-01-01

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Do the IMF and the World Bank influence voting in the UN General Assembly?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using panel data for 188 countries over the 1970–2008 period, this paper analyzes empirically the influence of the IMF and\\u000a the World Bank on voting patterns in the UN General Assembly. Countries receiving adjustment projects and larger non-concessional\\u000a loans from the World Bank vote more frequently in line with the average G7 country. The same is true for countries obtaining

Axel Dreher; Jan-Egbert Sturm

2006-01-01

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Data Banks: Opening the Door to a World of Information.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the use of computerized information networks by educators and discusses computer hardware, software, and vendors. A buyer's guide to modems and a resource list of data banks and information utilities are included. (JJD)

Neumann, Robert

1982-01-01

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Early Child Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: List of Projects with World Bank Support.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years the World Bank, currently the largest single funding source for education and health programs in the world, has put new emphasis on reaching children in the years before they enter school. Despite the acknowledged benefits to be gained from investing in education, schooling in Latin America has failed to keep pace with the…

World Bank, Washington, DC. Human Development Network.

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Gangs, Soldiers and "Idle Girls": Constructions of Youth and Development in World Bank Discourse  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the World Bank's recent World Development Report on youth and development (2007) as an empirical example to explore the links between the employment of "group identity" and the use of policy frameworks. Drawing on feminist theory to analyse the representations of young people put forward within the report, this article…

Luttrell-Rowland, Mikaela

2007-01-01

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The world bank and “global poverty reduction”: Good policies or bad data?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article investigates recent claims — made principally by the World Bank — that world poverty is declining, and that this decline is due to countries adopting “pro-globalisation” policies. It is argued that such claims are based on selective and very questionable evidence, as well as a technocratic approach to poverty reduction that ignores the issue of inequality. Through an

Ray Kiely

2004-01-01

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Do IMF and World Bank programs induce government crises? An empirical analysis  

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Do IMF and World Bank programs induce government crises? An empirical analysis Axel Drehera Martin of the German Economic Association for helpful comments, Richard Jong-A-Pin for valuable input to an earlier, and CESifo. E-mail: mail@axel-dreher.de. b ETH Zurich, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, Weinbergstrasse 35, CH

Krivobokova, Tatyana

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Policy Research Working Paper 4844, World Bank, Washington DC, April 2009 Weakly Relative Poverty  

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Policy Research Working Paper 4844, World Bank, Washington DC, April 2009 Weakly Relative Poverty, 20433, USA Abstract: Prevailing measures of relative poverty are unchanged when all incomes grow that relax these assumptions. On calibrating our measures to national poverty lines and survey data, we find

Krivobokova, Tatyana

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World Bank's Global Development Learning Network: Sharing Knowledge Electronically between Nations To "Fight Poverty."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN), a satellite-driven global communication system developed by the World Bank to help developing countries fight poverty and share in a global exchange of information. Explains Distance Learning Centers that are used by private and public organizations and institutions for distance education…

Lorenzo, George

2002-01-01

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Education in Asia: A Comparative Study of Cost and Financing. World Bank Regional and Sectoral Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data analyzed in this study are drawn from varied sources including documents provided by governments in the context of the World Bank's operational activity. The data on a basic set of indicators were assembled for a core of 11 Asian countries (Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Sri…

Tan, Jee-Peng; Mingat, Alain

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Social Gains from Female Education: A Cross-National Study. World Bank Discussion Papers 194.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper on the social gains from female education is part of a series, prepared by the World Bank, on the benefits of improving opportunities for women. The paper suggests that expanding women's opportunities enhances their productivity and earning potential and thus contributes to better economic performance and poverty alleviation. Education…

Subbarao, K.; Raney, Laura

59

Efficiency in Reaching the Millennium Development Goals. World Bank Working Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) provide clear targets and areas of focus for international organizations such as the World Bank. At a conceptual level, to reduce poverty and hunger, to improve education and health indicators, and to promote gender equality and sustainable development, countries can either increase the resources they…

Jayasuriya, Ruwan, Ed.; Wodon, Quentin, Ed.

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The World Bank: An Online Atlas of the Millennium Development Goals  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The World Bank established a set of Millennium Development Goals as both a challenge to poor countries to demonstrate "good governance" and to wealthy nations as a spur that would hopefully encourage them to support economic and social development. Recently, the World Bank created this visually engaging and sophisticated interactive atlas to track those eight goals, which include the promotion of gender equality, combating disease, and reducing child mortality. Visitors can click on any of these eight goals and they will be able to view maps of the world that document the progress that has been made in each nation. Clicking on each nation individually brings up clear and easy-to-read tables that chart additional changes within each separate goal. Visitors can export the data for their own use, and they can also resize the map to demonstrate the changes made over the past few years.

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Project-performance results for 1986: a World Bank operations evaluation study  

SciTech Connect

The World Bank reviews the performance of all projects that it has helped to finance. These reviews are based on individual evaluations prepared for each project and include determinations of overall project success, economic rates of return project sustainability, institutional aspects, project costs, and delays in implementation. It presents findings and implications in terms of alleviation of poverty, environmental impacts, budgetary constraints, bank supervision, and responses to risk and uncertainty. Projects are evaluated in areas of agriculture, industrial development, development finance companies, urban development, water supply and waste disposal, transportation, electric power, and education.

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1988-01-01

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World wide web implementation of the Langley technical report server  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

On January 14, 1993, NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) made approximately 130 formal, 'unclassified, unlimited' technical reports available via the anonymous FTP Langley Technical Report Server (LTRS). LaRC was the first organization to provide a significant number of aerospace technical reports for open electronic dissemination. LTRS has been successful in its first 18 months of operation, with over 11,000 reports distributed and has helped lay the foundation for electronic document distribution for NASA. The availability of World Wide Web (WWW) technology has revolutionized the Internet-based information community. This paper describes the transition of LTRS from a centralized FTP site to a distributed data model using the WWW, and suggests how the general model for LTRS can be applied to other similar systems.

Nelson, Michael L.; Gottlich, Gretchen L.; Bianco, David J.

1994-01-01

63

Neoliberalism and the World Bank: Economic Discourse and the (Re)Production of Gendered Identity(ies)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the World Bank's discourse of neoliberalism with a view to understanding how this informs and sustains the Bank's policies and practices in particularly gendered ways. "Neoliberalism" is, here, a discursive structure that constitutes a powerful and pervasive contemporary model of economic development, resting on assumptions…

Griffin, Penny

2007-01-01

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Jeffrey Sachs: How I'd fix the World Bank -Jun. 26, 2007 1 SAVE THIS | EMAIL THIS | Close  

E-print Network

deeper. It goes to the core of the bank's mission to cut extreme poverty, hunger, and disease. In the earth's poverty hot spot, sub-Saharan Africa, the bank's approach is failing. Just when the world has a clear assignment: to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, a set of targets for cutting poverty

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The world bank and the environment, exercise 1992. Annual report. Banco mundial y el medio ambiente, ejercicio de 1992  

SciTech Connect

The report describes the Bank's activities in assisting countries with environmental management, such as programs to reduce poverty without exhausting natural resources. Included are assessments of the environmental impacts of projects supported by World Bank loans, and accounts of efforts to meet global environmental challenges with coordinated international action through the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Among the events in the period covered by the report are the affirmation of the World Bank's participation with United Nations organizations in the GEF and the Bank's administration of pilot programs aimed at finding solutions to such global environmental problems as pollution of international waters, global warming, depletion of the Earth's ozone layer, and dwindling biological diversity; the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development; and the publication of the World Development Report 1992, with its theme of development and the environment.

Not Available

1992-01-01

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The World Bank and the environment, fiscal 1992, exercise 92. Annual report. Banque mondiale et l'environnement, ejercicio 92  

SciTech Connect

The report describes the Bank's activities in assisting countries with environmental management, such as programs to reduce poverty without exhausting natural resources. Included are assessments of the environmental impacts of projects supported by World Bank loans, and accounts of efforts to meet global environmental challenges with coordinated international action through the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Among the events in the period covered by the report are the affirmation of the World Bank's participation with United Nations organizations in the GEF and the Bank's administration of pilot programs aimed at finding solutions to such global environmental problems as pollution of international waters, global warming, depletion of the Earth's ozone layer, and dwindling biological diversity; the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development; and the publication of the World Development Report 1992, with its theme of development and the environment.

Not Available

1992-09-01

67

Security and usability: the gap in real-world online banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

Online banking is one of the most sensitive tasks performed by general Internet users. Most traditional banks now offer online banking services, and strongly encourage customers to do online banking with 'peace of mind.' Although banks heavily advertise an apparent '100% online security guarantee,' typically the fine print makes this conditional on users fulfilling certain security requirements. We examine some

Mohammad Mannan; P. C. van Oorschot

2008-01-01

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Competition and Scope of Activities in Financial Services. The World Bank Research Observer, 16  

E-print Network

This paper analyzes the costs and benefits of different degrees of financial sector competition and permissible activities, and related implications for regulation and supervision. Country experiences and theory demonstrate that increased competitiveness enhances the functioning of the financial sector. Competitiveness requires a contestable system (i.e., open to competition, including importantly to foreign entry), but not necessarily many institutions. Theory and evidence shows that a wider scope of financial services provision improves the functioning of the financial sector, enhances access to financing by corporations, and mitigates risks of financial crises. There is less clarity on the preferred institutional design of supervisory functions. Financial Sector Strategy and Policy, World Bank. Valuable comments were received from Gerard Caprio, Michel Cardona, Patrick Honohan, Larry Promisel, Thomas Rose, and the three reviewers. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the World Bank. More detail can be found in Stijn Claessens and Daniela

Stijn Claessens; Daniela Klingebiel

2001-01-01

69

The management and design of economic development projects: A case study of World Bank electricity projects in Egypt  

SciTech Connect

This study is concerned with the efficiency of World Bank projects in Egypt. The study seeks improvements in the methods of evaluating public sector projects in Egypt. To approaches are employed: (1) project identification to optimally allocate Egypt's and World Bank's resources; (2) project appraisal to assess the economic viability and efficiency of investments. The electricity sector is compared with the agriculture sector as a means of employing project identification for priority ordering of investment for development in Egypt. The key criteria for evaluation are the impacts of developments of each sector upon Egypt's national objectives and needs. These include employment opportunities, growth, alleviation of poverty, cross comparison of per capita consumption in each sector, economic rate of return, national security, balance of payments and foreign debt. The allocation of scarce investments would have been more efficient in agriculture than in electricity in meeting Egypt's national objectives and needs. World Bank lending programs in Egypt reveal a priority ordering of electricity over agriculture and rural development. World Bank development projects in Egypt have not been optimally identified, and its programs have not followed an efficient allocation of World Bank's and Egypt's resources. The key parameters in evaluating economic viability and efficiency of development projects are: (1) the discount rate (the opportunity cost of public funds); (2) the exchange rate; and (3) the cost of major inputs, as approximated by shadow prices of labor, water, electricity, and transportation for development projects. Alternative approaches to estimating the opportunity cost of public funds are made. The parameters in evaluating the efficiency of projects have not been accurately estimated in the appraisal stage of the World Bank projects in Egypt, resulting in false or misleading information concerning the economic viability and efficiency of the projects.

El Sabaa, S.M.

1992-01-01

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A program to develop the domestic natural gas industry in Indonesia: Case history of two World Bank projects  

SciTech Connect

Indonesia depends heavily on revenues from the export of LNG and oil, the availability of which appears to be decreasing. It is therefore making a strong effort to accelerate development of a domestic natural gas industry. A high priority has been given to the conversion of power plants and city gas systems, including local industries and commercial facilities, from liquid fuels to natural gas. This will release more oil for export, help to meet the objectives of Repelita V, and provide substantial environmental benefits. The World Bank recently provided loans to the Indonesian Government for two projects that are aimed at substituting natural gas for oil and manufactured gas in domestic markets. One project involves expansion of the gas distribution systems of Indonesia's natural gas utility (PGN) in three cities: Jakarta and Bogor in Java, and Medan in Sumatra. The project also includes training programs for PGN staff and an energy pricing policy study to be carried out by Indonesia's Ministry of Mines and Energy. The second project involves expansion of the supply of natural gas for Surabaya and twelve other towns in its vicinity in East Java, and further expansion of Medan's supply system. Technical assistance will be provided to enhance the skills ofPGN and the Ministry of Mines and Energy, and a Gas Technology Unit similar to the Institute of Gas Technology will be established at Indonesia's Research and Development Center for Oil and Gas (LEMIGAS) in Jakarta. 14 refs., 3 figs., 11 tabs.

Klass, D.L. (Institute of Gas Technology, Chicago, IL (United States)); Khwaja, S. (World Bank, Washington, DC (United States))

1991-01-01

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Bank Regulation in Denmark from 1880 to World War Two: Public Interests and Private Interests  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article analyses the bank regulation process in Denmark until the passing of the second Bank Act of 1930. It is demonstrated that the regulatory initiatives were the results of banking crises and that the explicit rationale for regulation was an attempt to avoid future banking crises i.e. to secure financial stability. However, even though the public interest was at

P. Hansen

2001-01-01

72

Neo liberalism revised? A critical account of World Bank concepts of good governance and market friendly intervention  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines recent World Bank reports on the role of the state in the development process, with particular reference to the rise of the East Asian NICs and the crisis of ‘governance’ in sub-Saharan Africa. The concepts of market friendly intervention and good governance are critically discussed, and are found to be inadequate as explanations for East Asian ‘success'

Ray Kiely

1998-01-01

73

In the Best Interests of Youth or Neoliberalism? The World Bank and the New Global Youth Empowerment Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Youth, and youth employment especially, have jumped to the forefront of the international development agenda, driven by new funding and reporting priorities of the World Bank and allied international and national aid organisations. Despite the seductive rhetoric of youth empowerment, however, we argue that the new turn to youth serves primarily to…

Sukarieh, Mayssoun; Tannock, Stuart

2008-01-01

74

The World Bank's Position on Early Child Education in Brazil: A Critical Assessment of Contributions and Shortcomings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2010, the World Bank published a policy study on early child education (ECE) developments in Brazil, entitled "Early Child Education: Making Programs Work for Brazil's Most Important Generation. Development." This paper analyses the report's assessment of ECE policy in Brazil as well as the recommendations it provides. A…

Fernandes, Sabrina

2014-01-01

75

Using Quantitative Data in World Bank Per-Student Funding Reform Projects: Data, Designs and Dilemmas in Transition Countries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since the late 1980s, education systems have increasingly moved to allocating funding for general education by means of a per-student formula. The trend started with developed economies and moved to transition and developing economies, where the World Bank has promoted the adoption of per-student funding (PSF). But promoting a particular reform,…

Levacic, Rosalind

2014-01-01

76

Interrogating an Omission: The Absence of a Rights-Based Approach to Education in World Bank Policy Discourse  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study provides a discursive analysis of World Bank policy documents in order to reveal the stark omission of a rights-based approach to education, while highlighting instead the support of an economic-instrumentalist approach. Plausible explanations are provided to shed light on this exclusion, including the feasibility critique of education…

Menashy, Francine

2013-01-01

77

Knowledge Aid as Instrument of Regulation: World Bank's Non-Lending Higher Education Support for Ethiopia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the context of low-income countries, the role of donors in public policymaking is of great importance. Donors use a combination of lending and non-lending instruments as pathways of influence to shape policy directions in aid-recipient countries. This paper reports some findings from a doctoral study on the role of the World Bank in the recent…

Molla, Tebeje

2014-01-01

78

The History and Problems in the Making of Education Policy at the World Bank 1960-2000  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The reports seem contradictory. With about three billion dollars per year in new loan commitments, the World Bank has become the single largest source of development capital in the field of international education. These resources help expand educational opportunities for young women in South Asia and rebuild primary schools following civil…

Heyneman, S. P.

2003-01-01

79

Sherman Fairchild Library: Technical Reports in the New World by Kimberly Douglas  

E-print Network

collections of jour- nal articles over the internet. It was the creation of the world wide web that madeSherman Fairchild Library: Technical Reports in the New World by Kimberly Douglas c a m p u s r e with targeted groups at other uni- versities and institutes around the world. Such exchanges continue

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NASA Technical Memorandum 109162 World Wide Web Implementation of the  

E-print Network

accessed by manual FTP sessions, but also through Gopher and World Wide Web (WWW) clients. The rapid, as other systems such as FTP (ref. 3) and gopher (ref. 4) were in wide use. Reference (5) contains a good

Nelson, Michael L.

81

Technical note: Age of diurnal tide in the World Oceans  

Microsoft Academic Search

Updated maps showing the age of the diurnal tide in the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic oceans are given. In addition diagrams depicting the O1\\/K1 amplitude ratios for the world oceans are included.

T. S. Murty

1989-01-01

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The World's Earliest-Known Technical Texts: A Brief Note.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Comments on a translation of a poultice transcription, believed to be at least 4000 years old. The tablet suggests that the history of one distinctive linguistic feature of technical writing is much older than previously imagined. (three references) (Author/CK)

Swales, John M.

1997-01-01

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Distribution of marine birds on Georges Bank and adjacent waters. Technical progress report, 1 January31 August 1978  

Microsoft Academic Search

The work accomplished during the period covered in this technical progress report demonstrates the importance, interest, and necessity of a distribution study of marine birds in the Georges Bank area on a national and international scale. Cooperation was extended by the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Coast Guard, and by the Canadian Wildlife Service,

1978-01-01

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Investing in amnesia, or fantasy and forgetfulness in the World Bank's approach to healthcare reform in sub-Saharan Africa.  

PubMed

"Investing in Health," the World Bank's 1993 World Development Report, and a follow-up report, "Better Health in Africa," advocate investments in Third World health sectors as a means of increasing individual productivity and strengthening economic growth. Both reports maintain that structural adjustment policies have enhanced the physical health of low-income populations by improving the fiscal health of business elites. This essay critiques the World Bank's approach through a historical analysis of health care problems in sub-Saharan Africa with an emphasis on the devastating effects of colonialism, patriarchy, and imperialism. Although these documents contain many useful recommendations for Western donors (e.g., recognition of the destructive potential of alcohol and tobacco, the need for state regulation over key parts of the health sector, and the effects of gender on health status), they reflect an "investment in amnesia" regarding historical evidence on health care reform in Africa and an erroneous assumption that Western biomedicine is politically neutral. Foreign aid has tended to serve the needs of multinational corporations rather than African populations. Recommended, in place of structural adjustment policies, are measures such as a massive rebuilding of Africa's urban infrastructure, the enforcement of minimum wage laws, the preservation of ecosystems that supply traditional medicines, attention to the ecologic and health consequences of economic growth, and a feminist-led reproductive rights movement. PMID:12321262

Epprecht, M

1997-01-01

85

The world bank and the environment. Progress report. Banque mondiale et l'environnement  

SciTech Connect

The second annual report describes specific environmental strategies and environmental lending in the Bank's four operational regions: Africa; Asia; Europe, Middle East, and North Africa; and Latin America and the Caribbean. It details the Bank's progress in eight environmental categories: energy and the environment, pollution, urban environment, water resources management, forest and land management, social and cultural, environmental economics, and the global environment. One chapter is devoted exclusively to tropical forests, studying ways in which the Bank is dealing with deforestation as a part of the constant review of its forest policies. Suggestions are made for decreasing the degradation of tropical forests while meeting demands for forest products. This chapter reflects a shift in Bank emphasis from commercial ventures to conservation measures. The publication reports on other initiatives by the Bank during fiscal 1991, including the launching of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)--a pilot program to oversee reduction of global warming, preservation of biological diversity, protection of international waters, and prevention of ozone depletion.

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1991-01-01

86

World bank and the environment. Progress report. Banco mundial y el medio ambiente  

SciTech Connect

The second annual report describes specific environmental strategies and environmental lending in the Bank's four operational regions: Africa; Asia; Europe, Middle East, and North Africa; and Latin America and the Caribbean. It details the Bank's progress in eight environmental categories: energy and the environment, pollution, urban environment, water resources management, forest and land management, social and cultural, environmental economics, and the global environment. One chapter is devoted exclusively to tropical forests, studying ways in which the Bank is dealing with deforestation as a part of the constant review of its forest policies. Suggestions are made for decreasing the degradation of tropical forests while meeting demands for forest products. This chapter reflects a shift in Bank emphasis from commercial ventures to conservation measures. The publication reports on other initiatives by the Bank during fiscal 1991, including the launching of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)--a pilot program to oversee reduction of global warming, preservation of biological diversity, protection of international waters, and prevention of ozone depletion.

Not Available

1991-01-01

87

Promotion of Linkage between Technical and Vocational Education and the World of Work. UNEVOC Studies in Technical and Vocational Education, Number 10.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains seven papers about and from an international meeting on promoting linkage between technical and vocational education and the world of work. The first paper, a Final Report on the "International Expert Meeting on the Promotion of Linkage between Technical/Vocational Education and the World of Work (Tokyo, Japan, 3-6 February…

United Nations Economic, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Section for Technical and Vocational Education.

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From Early Child Development to Human Development: Investing in Our Children's Future. Proceedings of a World Bank Conference (Washington, D.C., April 10-11, 2000).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In April 2000, the World Bank hosted a global conference that addressed the benefits and challenges of investing in early child development (ECD). The landmark conference brought together the world's leading experts, academicians, practitioners, and policymakers to focus on various aspects of ECD. This volume contains the proceedings of the…

Young, Mary Eming, Ed.

89

An evaluation of the world's major airlines' technical and environmental performance  

E-print Network

oriented full-service airlines is increasing, low-cost carriers are still more environmentally oriented Association (IATA), we chose 48 of the world's major full-service and low-cost carriers from six different. Our findings also show that almost all the low-cost carriers are technically operating under

90

Ranking the Banks  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Ranking the Banks, sponsored by American Banker, does just what the title suggests: ranks banks, worldwide. Five catagories of banks -- World Banks, Thrifts, Industry, Bank Holding Companies, and Commercial banks -- are subdivided into a number of different subcatagories including Top 100 Banking Companies in Assets, Top 100 World Banking Companies in Deposits, and Top 25 Lead Legal Advisers. Each compilation of data is ranked and tabled and the current ranking is displayed against the last. All tables are clearly dated, and those exclusive to American Banker online are highlighted with an icon.

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Counseling in a Technical World: Student Counselors' Technical Skills, Motivation, and Self-Efficacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Incorporating technology into a counselor's practice has continued to grow. The research supports that it would be advantageous for counseling students to learn the 12 technical competencies suggested by the interest group of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). This study investigated the computer attitudes (perceived…

Orr, Lynne B.

2011-01-01

92

International evidence on the impact of regulations and supervision on bankstechnical efficiency: an application of two-stage data envelopment analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study uses a sample of 715 banks from 95 countries and two-stage data envelopment analysis (DEA) to provide international\\u000a evidence on the impact of regulations and supervision approaches on banks’ efficiency. We first use DEA to estimate technical\\u000a and scale efficiency. We then use Tobit regression to investigate the impact of several regulations related to capital adequacy,\\u000a private monitoring,

Fotios Pasiouras

2008-01-01

93

Three-Dimensional Virtual Bone Bank System Workflow for Structural Bone Allograft Selection: A Technical Report  

PubMed Central

Structural bone allograft has been used in bone defect reconstruction during the last fifty years with acceptable results. However, allograft selection methods were based on 2-dimensional templates using X-rays. Thanks to preoperative planning platforms, three-dimensional (3D) CT-derived bone models were used to define size and shape comparison between host and donor. The purpose of this study was to describe the workflow of this virtual technique in order to explain how to choose the best allograft using a virtual bone bank system. We measured all bones in a 3D virtual environment determining the best match. The use of a virtual bone bank system has allowed optimizing the allograft selection in a bone bank, providing more information to the surgeons before surgery. In conclusion, 3D preoperative planning in a virtual environment for allograft selection is an important and helpful tool in order to achieve a good match between host and donor. PMID:23690733

Ritacco, Lucas Eduardo; Farfalli, German Luis; Milano, Federico Edgardo; Ayerza, Miguel Angel; Muscolo, Domingo Luis

2013-01-01

94

Radio for Education and Development: Case Studies, Volume II. World Bank Staff Working Paper No. 266.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Use of radio for nonformal education and development communications and the technical and economic considerations related to radio services are covered in this second volume of case studies on use of radio for education and development. Under radio and nonformal education are: an evaluation of radio schools as part of the popular promotion…

Spain, Peter L.; And Others

95

Water-pollution control: guidelines for project planning and financing. World Bank technical paper  

Microsoft Academic Search

This publication provides guidelines to managers, supervisors, and others who are involved with decisions on filling needs for water-pollution-control facilities, but who may be lacking the detailed background in engineering, economics, financial management, or other applicable specialties. Political and economic planning leaders, who must provide the financial resources and overall policies, will also find the document useful in making themselves

R. C. Palange; A. Zavala

1987-01-01

96

Financing, Efficiency, and Equity in Albanian Education. World Bank Technical Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When Albania began its transition to a market economy, its education was geared to meeting the productive needs of a controlled economy and the social and ideological needs of a socialist state. Expanding the economy's long-term productive capacity in a market environment and building a democratic system called for thorough reform of the education…

Palomba, Geremia; Vodopivec, Milan

97

Implementing Educational Policies in Swaziland. World Bank Discussion Papers No. 88. Africa Technical Department Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At the time of independence in 1968, education in Swaziland was characterized by poor quality, uneven distribution of schools, high dropout and repeater rates, serious shortages of teachers, and inappropriate and highly academic curricula. This paper describes the status of present-day education in Swaziland in terms of the effect of government…

Magalula, Cisco

98

World Bank Contribution to Building National HIV/AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity in Africa: Going beyond Indicator Development and Conceptual Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

International commitment to the human immunodeficiency virus-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) epidemic has grown rapidly in recent years, stimulated by the leadership of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and its cosponsors and supported by a range of new mechanisms. These include the World Bank's Multi-Country…

Wilson, David

2004-01-01

99

Executive Development Programs in Bangladesh. Phase II Final Report and Case Writing. A Component of the World Bank/Bangladesh Management Education and Training Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With funding made available by the World Bank, additional (Phase II) activities were undertaken in Bangladesh to enhance business management education and training. Executive Development Programmes (EDPs) were planned and carried out according to the model previously developed and validated. Eight seminars were offered for the Institute of…

McLean, Gary N.

100

What Do People Think about Disabled Youth and Employment in Developed and Developing Countries? Results from an E-Discussion Hosted by the World Bank  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Even though there are good examples of people with disabilities mainstreamed in the labour market (Bruyere et al., 2004), the situation is still far from being positive, particularly when labour markets are in constant flux due to rapid globalization and technological change, unless new approaches are adopted. In light of this, the World Bank

Roggero, Paola; Tarricone, Rosanna; Nicoli, Marco; Mangiaterra, Viviana

2006-01-01

101

Uganda: The Challenge of Growth and Poverty Reduction. A World Bank Country Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines the outcomes of economic reform in Uganda and defines issues that Uganda must address in medium- and long-term strategies for poverty reduction. With a per capita income of approximately $220, Uganda is one of the poorest countries in the world. Its economy and social indicators bear the marks of nearly 15 years of political…

World Bank, Washington, DC.

102

How Commercial Banks Use the World Wide Web: A Content Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

New telecommunications vehicles expand the possible ways that business is conducted. The hypermedia portion of the Internet, the World Wide Web, is such a telecommunications device. The Web is presently one of the most flexible and dynamic methods for electronic information dissemination. The level of technological sophistication necessary to…

Leovic, Lydia K.

103

Child Health in China. World Bank Staff Working Papers, Number 767.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Utilizing mainly Chinese publications, this paper reviews the existing data on childhood diseases in order to assess the health status and morbidity patterns of Chinese children. China's infant mortality rate is among the very lowest in the developing world. The number of post-neonatal deaths as a proportion of total infant deaths has decreased to…

Young, Mary E.; Prost, Andre

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Universities in Africa: Strategies for Stabilization and Revitalization. World Bank Technical Paper No. 194, Africa Technical Department Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication presents the results of a study on how to overcome the current crisis of quality, relevance and finance in African universities. The analysis developed from the 1988 policy study, "Education in Sub-Saharan Africa," and discussion within the Donors to African Education Working Group on Higher Education. In 12 chapters the report…

Saint, William S.

105

Banking on Diversity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Few organizations have as racially and culturally diverse a work force as the organizations that make up the World Bank Group. Of its 13,000 employees, nearly 60 percent of whom are located in downtown Washington, D.C., and the rest scattered across 160 offices around the globe, nearly every nation in the world is represented in the World Bank

Roach, Ronald

2010-01-01

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Long-Term Impact of the World Bank Loan Project for Schistosomiasis Control: A Comparison of the Spatial Distribution of Schistosomiasis Risk in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundThe World Bank Loan Project (WBLP) for controlling schistosomiasis in China was implemented during 1992–2001. Its short-term impact has been assessed from non-spatial perspective, but its long-term impact remains unclear and a spatial evaluation has not previously been conducted. Here we compared the spatial distribution of schistosomiasis risk using national datasets in the lake and marshland regions from 1999–2001 and

Zhijie Zhang; Rong Zhu; Michael P. Ward; Wanghong Xu; Lijuan Zhang; Jiagang Guo; Fei Zhao; Qingwu Jiang

2012-01-01

107

Overview of US AID-World Bank-NASA Collaboration to Address Water Management Issues in the MENA Region  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The World Bank, USAID and NASA have recently established a joint project to study multiple issues pertaining to water related applications in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. The main concentration of the project is on utilization of remote sensing data and hydrological models to address crop irrigation and mapping, flood mapping and forecasting, evapotranspiration and drought problems prevalent in this large geographic area. Additional emphases are placed on understanding the climate impact on these areas as well. Per IPCC 2007 report, by the end of this century MENA region is projected to experience an increase of 3 C to 5 C rise in mean temperatures and a 20% decline in precipitation. This poses a serious problem for this geographic zone especially when majority of the hydrological consumption is for the agriculture sector and the remaining amount is for domestic consumption. The remote sensing data from space is one of the best ways to study such complex issues and further feed into the decision support systems. NASA's fleet of Earth Observing satellites offer a great vantage point from space to look at the globe and provide vital signs necessary to maintain healthy and sustainable ecosystem. These observations generate multiple products such as soil moisture, global precipitation, aerosols, cloud cover, normalized difference vegetation index, land cover/use, ocean altimetry, ocean salinity, sea surface winds, sea surface temperature, ozone and atmospheric gases, ice and snow measurements, and many more. All of the data products, models and research results are distributed-via the Internet freely through out the world. This project will utilize several NASA models such as global Land Data Assimilation System (LDAS) to generate hydrological states and fluxes in near real time. These LDAS products will then be further compared with other NASA satellite observations (MODIS, VIIRS, TRMM, etc.) and other discrete models to compare and optimize evapotranspiration, soil moisture and crop irrigation, droUght assessment and water balance. The floods being a critical disaster in many of the MENA countries, NASA's global flood mapping and modeling framework (CREST) will be customized for country specific needs and delivered to the remote sensing organizations for their future use. Finally, capacity building is a critical part of this project and NASA will assist in this effort as well.

Habib, Shahid

2012-01-01

108

World Development Report 2005  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This annual report released by the World Bank draws on surveys of over 30,000 firms in 53 developing countries, along with various country case studies sponsored by the World Bank. Released in September 2004, the 288-page report highlights opportunities to improve its investment climates by expanding the opportunities and incentives for firms of all types. Throughout its rather broad scope, the report suggests that governments remove barriers to competition, along with placing a premium on delivering the basic foundations for increased investment, such as creating a stable infrastructure and securing property rights. The report also details what the international community can do to assist in this long-term process and also provides some helpful indicators of world development, along with technical and methodological notes. It is worth noting that the report is available in a number of different languages.

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An assessment of biofuel use and burning of agricultural waste in the developing world  

Microsoft Academic Search

(1) We present an assessment of biofuel use and agricultural field burning in the developing world. We used information from government statistics, energy assessments from the World Bank, and many technical reports, as well as from discussions with experts in agronomy, forestry, and agro-industries. We estimate that 2060 Tg biomass fuel was used in the developing world in 1985; of

Rosemarie Yevich; Jennifer A. Logan

2002-01-01

110

An assessment of biofuel use and burning of agricultural waste in the developing world  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present an assessment of biofuel use and agricultural field burning in the developing world. We used information from government statistics, energy assessments from the World Bank, and many technical reports, as well as from discussions with experts in agronomy, forestry, and agro-industries. We estimate that 2060 Tg biomass fuel was used in the developing world in 1985; of this,

Rosemarie Yevich; Jennifer A. Logan

2003-01-01

111

Central Banking Resource Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Central Banks of the World is a pointers page to central banks and central bank information for over 45 countries, as well as multilateral financial institutions, research and training establishments, and conference information. To show how little is generally known about the history of central banking in the United States, this site includes an email message sent to the webmaster of the First Bank of the United States, promoting a certain software company's web interactivity applications. Of course, since the First Bank of the United States was closed in 1811, its web site is primarily historical. The Central Banks site lists over 30 Internet directories and pointers pages that list the First Bank of the United States as a functioning financial institution. To help remedy this situation, the site includes a pointer to a brief history of banking in the US.

1996-01-01

112

76 FR 81947 - World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (WTCHP STAC or Advisory...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Prevention World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (WTCHP...of the Advisory Committee is to review scientific and medical evidence and to make recommendations...making public comments are aware of the fact that their comments (including...

2011-12-29

113

77 FR 4820 - World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (WTCHP STAC or Advisory...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Prevention World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (WTCHP...of the Advisory Committee is to review scientific and medical evidence and to make recommendations...making public comments are aware of the fact that their comments (including...

2012-01-31

114

77 FR 14017 - World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (WTCHP STAC or Advisory...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Prevention World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (WTCHP...of the Advisory Committee is to review scientific and medical evidence and to make recommendations...making public comments are aware of the fact that their comments (including...

2012-03-08

115

76 FR 64088 - World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (WTCHP STAC or Advisory...  

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...NIOSH-248] World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (WTCHP...of the Advisory Committee is to review scientific and medical evidence and to make recommendations...making public comments are aware of the fact that their comments (including...

2011-10-17

116

Informed Consent or Inappropriate Bondage? Central Bank Independence and Democratic Governance in the Post-Communist World1  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the late 1980s an international consensus emerged on the desirability of formally insulating domestic monetary authorities from direct government influence, on the grounds that an independent monetary authority can best take the sometimes unpopular measures necessary to keep inflation low. Acting on the consensus typically meant passing legislation protecting a country's central bank from political interference in monetary policy

Juliet Johnson

117

Tobacco Industry attempts to counter the World Bank Report Curbing the Epidemic and obstruct the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control  

PubMed Central

In 1999 the World Bank published a landmark study on the economics of tobacco control, Curbing the Epidemic: Governments and the Economics of Tobacco Control (CTE), which concluded that tobacco control brings unprecedented health benefits without harming economies, threatening the transnational tobacco companies’ ability to use economic arguments to dissuade governments from enacting tobacco control policies and supporting the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). We used tobacco industry documents to analyze how tobacco companies worked to discredit CTE. They hired public relations firms, had academics critique CTE, hired consultants to produce “independent” estimates of the importance of tobacco to national economies, and worked through front groups, particularly the International Tobacco Growers’ Association, to question CTE’s findings. These efforts failed, and the report remains an authoritative economic analysis of global tobacco control during the ongoing FCTC negotiations. The industry’s failure suggests that the World Bank should continue their analytic work on the economics of tobacco control and make tobacco control part of its development agenda. PMID:18950924

Mamudu, Hadii M; Hammond, Ross

2008-01-01

118

Core 4: Image Bank  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Image Bank supplements the coursework for Core 4: The Shaping of the Modern World, an introductory course offered by the History Department of Brooklyn College. The Image Bank indexes numerous historical images spanning from the Scientific Revolution to the present. The images are divided into eight major topic indexes: Ancien Regime and Critics; Age of Revolutions; Industry and Society; Liberalism and Nationalism; Varieties of Imperialism; The World Turned Upside Down; Fascism, Depression & WWII; and, The World Since 1945. Indexes for major topics contain clustered subtopics, allowing users to locate relevant images quickly. This Image Bank presents students and educators with a valuable, visual method for understanding Modern Western History.

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Family Planning Programs: The Clients' Perspective. World Bank Staff Working Papers No. 676 and Population and Development Series No. 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lowering fertility will require both a reduction in desired family size and provision of family planning services that respond to clients' needs. The World Fertility Survey and the Contraceptive Prevalence Survey found sizable groups of women with an "unmet need" for contraception. Investigators have also found evidence of unanswered need among…

Ainsworth, Martha

120

World Development Sources (WDS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

World Development Sources is the "digital repository" of World Bank documents. It houses a searchable database of development-related reports produced since 1988 by the World Bank. These include Staff Appraisal Reports (SARs), World Bank President's Reports and Memoranda, Economic and Sector Work, Evaluation Reports and Studies, and Global Environment Facility (GEF) and Montreal Protocol Project documents. It also contains working papers and publications produced by the World Bank since 1993. All of these papers can be viewed online using the TMS Sequoia plug-in (available at the site for Windows and Macintosh).

1997-01-01

121

Retail Banking in Hungary: A Foreign Affair?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the last decade, Hungary has experienced more foreign bank entry than any country in world, starting with foreign greenfield operations and then followed by the privatization of four of its largest banks to strategic foreign owners. Currently about two thirds of all banking assets in Hungary are foreign owned; the only major bank without a foreign owner is Országos

John P. Bonin; Istvan Abel

2000-01-01

122

The Significance of Vocational-Technical Education in World-Wide Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Vocational-technical education must be viewed within the framework of total national goals of education and, combined with socioeconomic planning, considered as part of the total development scheme of a nation. One of its immediate purposes is performing a key support role in worldwide economic development and stability. Since economic and…

Worthington, Robert M.

123

Learning from conflicts in real world environments for the realization of Cognitive Technical Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this contribution, a novel learning method realizing the refinement of a Cognitive Technical System's pattern recognition and attention capabilities is presented. The method is implemented within a cognitive architecture with a representational level based on Situation-Operator-Modeling and high-level Petri Nets. Through the representational level, it is possible to realize a mental model mapping the complex structure of the real

Dennis Gamrad; Dirk Soffker

2010-01-01

124

38 CFR 11.81 - Rediscounts with Federal Reserve Banks.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...BANKS ON AND PAYMENT OF ADJUSTED SERVICE CERTIFICATES Loans by Banks on Adjusted Service Certificates Under Section 502 of the World War Adjusted Compensation Act § 11.81 Rediscounts with Federal Reserve Banks. Upon the endorsement of...

2012-07-01

125

38 CFR 11.81 - Rediscounts with Federal Reserve Banks.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...BANKS ON AND PAYMENT OF ADJUSTED SERVICE CERTIFICATES Loans by Banks on Adjusted Service Certificates Under Section 502 of the World War Adjusted Compensation Act § 11.81 Rediscounts with Federal Reserve Banks. Upon the endorsement of...

2013-07-01

126

Medical Laboratory Technician--Hematology, Serology, Blood Banking & Immunohematology, 10-4. Military Curriculum Materials for Vocational and Technical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This course, the third of three courses in the medical laboratory technician field adapted from military curriculum materials for use in vocational and technical education, was designed as a refresher course for student self-study and evaluation. It is suitable for use by advanced students or beginning students participating in a supervised…

Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.

127

An Atlas of Nuclear Energy. A Non-Technical World Portrait of Commercial Nuclear Energy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This atlas is a nontechnical presentation of the geography and history of world commercial nuclear power with particular emphasis on the United States. Neither pro- nor antinuclear, it presents commercial nuclear power data in a series of specially prepared, easily read maps, tables, and text. The first section (United States) includes information…

Ball, John M.

128

Building the world's largest kiln line for IEEE Technical Conference 2007  

Microsoft Academic Search

The average clinker production plant size has been steadily increasing over the years, and now construction has begun on what will be the largest single clinker production line in the world. At 12,000 metric tons per day clinker and 4 million metric tons annual cement capacity, this massive greenfield plant is being built by Holcim in the United States along

J. Ouhl; K. Happ

2007-01-01

129

Consumer acceptance of online banking: an extension of the technology acceptance model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Advances in electronic banking technology have created novel ways of handling daily banking affairs, especially via the online banking channel. The acceptance of online banking services has been rapid in many parts of the world, and in the leading e- banking countries the number of e-banking contracts has exceeded 50 percent. Investigates online banking acceptance in the light of the

Tero Pikkarainen; Kari Pikkarainen; Heikki Karjaluoto; Seppo Pahnila

2004-01-01

130

Dynamics of spatial clustering of schistosomiasis in the Yangtze River Valley at the end of and following the World Bank Loan Project.  

PubMed

The 10-year (1992-2001) World Bank Loan Project (WBLP) contributed greatly to schistosomiasis control in China. However, the re-emergence of schistosomiasis in recent years challenged the long-term progress of the WBLP strategy. In order to gain insight in the long-term progress of the WBLP, the spatial pattern of the epidemic was investigated in the Yangtze River Valley between 1999-2001 and 2007-2008. Two spatial cluster methods were jointly used to identify spatial clusters of cases. The magnitude and number of clusters varied during 1999-2001. It was found that prevalence of schistosomiasis had been greatly reduced and maintained at a low level during 2007-2008, with little change. Besides, spatial clusters most frequently occurred within 16 counties in the Dongting Lake region and within 5 counties in the Poyang Lake region. These findings precisely pointed out the prior places for future public health planning and resource allocation of schistosomiasis. PMID:24530858

Hu, Yi; Xiong, Chenglong; Zhang, Zhijie; Luo, Can; Ward, Michael; Gao, Jie; Zhang, Lijuan; Jiang, Qingwu

2014-06-01

131

Technical Considerations in Remote LIMS Access via the World Wide Web.  

PubMed

The increased dependency on the World Wide Web by both laboratories and their customers has led LIMS developers to take advantage of thin-client web applications that provide both remote data entry and manipulation, along with remote reporting functionality. Use of an LIMS through a web browser allows a person to interact with a distant application, providing both remote administration and real-time analytical result delivery from virtually anywhere in the world. While there are many benefits of web-based LIMS applications, some concern must be given to these new methods of system architecture before justifying them as a suitable replacement for their traditional client-server systems. Developers and consumers alike must consider the security aspects of introducing a wide area network capable system into a production environment, as well as the concerns of data integrity and usability. PMID:18924736

Ulma, William; Schlabach, David M

2005-01-01

132

Ionospheric characteristics for archiving at the World Data Centers. Technical report  

SciTech Connect

A database structure for archiving ionospheric characteristics at uneven data rates was developed at the July 1989 Ionospheric Informatics Working Group (IIWG) Lowell Workshop in Digital Ionogram Data Formats for World Data Center Archiving. This structure is proposed as a new URSI standard and is being employed by the World Data Center A for solar terrestrial physics for archiving characteristics. Here the database has been slightly refined for the application and programs written to generate these database files using as input Digisonde 256 ARTIST data, post processed by the ULCAR ADEP (ARTIST Data Editing Program) system. The characteristics program as well as supplemental programs developed for this task are described here. The new software will make it possible to archive the ionospheric characteristics from the Geophysics Laboratory high latitude Digisonde network, the AWS DISS and the international Digisonde networks, and other ionospheric sounding networks.

Gamache, R.R.; Reinisch, B.W.

1990-12-01

133

Overview of indications, preferred methods and technical tips for hand fractures from around the world.  

PubMed

This article presents techniques used by six senior surgeons from different parts of the world. Our commentaries on treating hand fractures are included, together with the methods we use. While non-operative treatment is appropriate and effective for the majority of the hand fractures (including those many practitioners currently treat surgically), we describe how we try to manage difficult cases with less invasive surgical methods. We recommend simple, efficient, non-operative or less invasive operative methods for almost all fractures, except for some open or very complex injuries. PMID:25538073

Tang, J B; Blazar, P E; Giddins, G; Lalonde, D; Martínez, C; Solomons, M

2015-01-01

134

Eye Bank Association of America  

MedlinePLUS

... Leadership Forum Awards & Grants Patricia Aiken-O’Neill Scholarship Richard Lindstrom/EBAA Research Fund EBAA Networking Grants ... Sight Award Crystal Cornea Award Jachin Misko Memorial Scholarship for Technical Advancement in Eye Banking About Us ...

135

Item Banking.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using item banks while providing useful information to those who are considering implementing an item banking project in their school district. The primary advantage of item banking is in test development. Also describes start-up activities in implementing item banking. (SLD)

Rudner, Lawrence

1999-01-01

136

Using Examinations To Improve Education: A Study in Fourteen African Countries. World Bank Technical Paper Number 165. Africa Technical Department Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A detailed description is presented of the types, functions, performance levels, governance, administration, and funding of public examinations in 14 Sub-Saharan African countries with different educational traditions, based on English, French, or other backgrounds. The countries are: (1) Kenya; (2) Lesotho; (3) Mauritius; (4) Swaziland; (5)…

Kellaghan, Thomas; Greaney, Vincent

137

Designing Agricultural Development Projects for the Small Scale Farmers: Some Lessons from the World Bank Assistance Small Holder Oil Palm Development Scheme in Nigeria  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The study was carried out to investigate farmers reasons for intercropping their oil palm farms with food and other cash crops rather than the sole oil palm planting arrangement specified for participation in the World Bank Assistance Smallholder Oil Palm development project financed during the 1975-83 period. The study was conducted at the Ekuku-Agbor Tree Crop Unit Zone (to the East) and Mosogar Tree Crop Unit Zone (to the Southwest) of the old Bendel State of Nigeria. A total of 35 oil palm farmers were randomly selected from each zone for the study. The study tried to identify the size of oil palm cultivated, types of food and cash crops planted and the proportion consumed and sold and the sufficiency of labour for various farm activities. The study showed that the average oil palm farm size at Ekuku-Agbor zone was smaller (about 1.57 ha) and more fragmented while for Mosogar zone it was 2.28 ha. However a greater percentage (over 65%) of the farms at both locations were within 0.01-2.00 ha farm size range which could be said to be relatively small. The study revealed that among other factors the farmers desire to ensure adequate family food needs which equates to food security and some cash to meet regular family financial needs necessitated their intercropping of the oil palm farms. Others include the need to maximize the returns from the use of labour which they considered a major limiting factor in farm maintenance and to take advantage of the relative high unit price of cassava and its products that prevailed then by cultivating on any available land space including the palm plantations and thereby increasing their farm income.

Orewa, S. I.

138

World Bank PovertyNet  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

PovertyNet, an important resource center for researchers and activists working to understand and alleviate poverty, contains several other, though more general, topic sections; a library of research papers and reports; occasional special features; datasets; a newsletter; and a Web Guide on Poverty.

139

The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope K. O'Neil and D.J. Pisano  

E-print Network

24944 Abstract. The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope is the world's largest fully steerable radio Bank Telescope is the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope. The Green Bank Telescope (GBTThe Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope K. O'Neil and D.J. Pisano NRAO, PO Box 2, Green Bank, WV

O'Neil, Karen

140

Foreign banks in Bulgaria, 1875-2002  

Microsoft Academic Search

We use the analogy of ecological succession as our conceptual framework. We apply this analogy to the history of foreign banks in Bulgaria and argue that the current predominance of foreign banks is unlikely to be permanent, even without government action. Foreign banks have entered Bulgaria several times—before World War I, again after that war, and after the fall of

Kenneth Koford; Adrian E. Tschoegl

2003-01-01

141

Bank Mergers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This week's In the News exaimnes the recent flurry of merger activities in the banking sector. The ten resources discussed provide the details of the recent three big banking mergers and the likely effects on efficiency, lending and consumers. On April 6, 1998, Citibank, the second largest bank in America, announced that it will be merging with Travelers Group, a large financial services firm, in a deal worth $80 billion -- the largest merger deal ever. Only a week later, BankAmerica announced it would merge with NationsBank to create the first coast-to-coast bank in America, in a deal worth $60 billion. The third deal took place on the same day, when First Chicago NBD and Banc One announced they will be merging in a deal valued at $30 billion.

Ng, Thiam Hee.

142

Banks, Bank Robbers, and Continuing Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Wytheville Community College (Virginia) and Bland Correctional Center collaboratively created a customized seminar on banking security by videotaping convicted bank robbers giving their perceptions of banks. (SK)

Williamson, Rick P.; Bandy, Genny

1989-01-01

143

DNA Banking  

SciTech Connect

The author is involved in the ethical, legal, and social issues of banking of DNA and data from DNA analysis. In his attempt to determine the extent of DNA banking in the U.S., the author surveyed some commercial companies performing DNA banking services. This article summarizes the results of that survey, with special emphasis on the procedures the companies use to protect the privacy of individuals. 4 refs.

Reilly, P.R. (Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center for Mental Retardation, Waltham, MA (United States))

1992-11-01

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Development of tissue bank.  

PubMed

The history of tissue banking is as old as the use of skin grafting for resurfacing of burn wounds. Beneficial effects of tissue grafts led to wide spread use of auto and allograft for management of varied clinical conditions like skin wounds, bone defects following trauma or tumor ablation. Availability of adequate amount of tissues at the time of requirement was the biggest challenge that forced clinicians to find out techniques to preserve the living tissue for prolonged period of time for later use and thus the foundation of tissue banking was started in early twentieth century. Harvesting, processing, storage and transportation of human tissues for clinical use is the major activity of tissue banks. Low temperature storage of processed tissue is the best preservation technique at present. Tissue banking organization is a very complex system and needs high technical expertise and skilled personnel for proper functioning in a dedicated facility. A small lapse/deviation from the established protocol leads to loss of precious tissues and or harm to recipients as well as the risk of transmission of deadly diseases and tumors. Strict tissue transplant acts and stringent regulations help to streamline the whole process of tissue banking safe for recipients and to community as whole. PMID:23162240

Narayan, R P

2012-05-01

145

Mozilla Digital Memory Bank  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University doesn't shy away from provocative digital archive projects, and the Mozilla Digital Memory Bank is certainly one such work. Drawing on support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Mozilla Foundation this site serves as a permanent, open, peer-produced digital archive of Mozilla history. Users are welcome to start by browsing the "Memory Bank" section, which includes blogs, interviews, documents, testimonials, and press releases. For those with a geographical bent, there is the "Mozilla Map", which lets users find out where in the world Mozilla developers and users are located. And for those who can't make up their mind about where to start, they can just click on over to the "Featured Bank Deposit" and start reading.

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TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT PANEL For Reference  

E-print Network

of Representatives, U.S.A. , . .: #12;REPORT of the TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT PANEL for the 300 foot RADIO TELESCOPE at GREEN BANK, WV SUMMARY The 300 foot Radio Telescope at Green Bank, West Virginia which collapsed under The 300 foot diameter Radio Telescope at Green Bank was designed and built over a period of two years

Groppi, Christopher

147

Trust and distrust in online banking: Their role in developing countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Similar to the adoption of automatic teller machines, banks around the world are looking at online banking services as the next technology to reduce costs while maintaining or enhancing services to the customer. In developing countries, the low cost of online banking may enable banks to reach new customers, much like the cell phone offered new possibilities in telephony. Banks

John “Skip” Benamati; Mark A. Serva

2007-01-01

148

A fundamental shift in the approach to international health by WHO, UNICEF, and the World Bank: instances of the practice of "intellectual fascism" and totalitarianism in some Asian countries.  

PubMed

Navarro has used the term "intellectual fascism" to depict the intellectual situation in the McCarthy era. Intellectual fascism is now more malignant in the poor countries of the world. The Indian Subcontinent, China, and some other Asian countries provide the context. The struggles of the working class culminated in the Alma-Ata Declaration of self-reliance in health by the peoples of the world. To protect their commercial and political interests, retribution from the rich countries was sharp and swift, they "invented" Selective Primary Health Care and used WHO, UNICEF, the World Bank, and other agencies to let loose on poor countries a barrage of "international initiatives" as global programs on immunization, AIDS, and tuberculosis. These programs were astonishingly defective in concept, design, and implementation. The agencies refused to take note of such criticisms when they were published by others. They have been fascistic, ahistorical, grossly unscientific, and Goebbelsian propagandists. The conscience keepers of public health have mostly kept quiet. PMID:10379453

Banerji, D

1999-01-01

149

Bridging the Gap between the Technical Communication Classroom and the Internship: Teaching Social Consciousness and Real-World Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Service-learning projects and traditional internships both prepare the student of technical communication for the workforce in many ways. What is lacking in the scholarship is a discussion of how to successfully link these two ideas. To help teachers implement courses that bridge the gap between service-learning projects and internships, I discuss…

Bourelle, Tiffany

2012-01-01

150

Associate Program, Commercial Banking Commercial Banking  

E-print Network

Associate Program, Commercial Banking Commercial Banking Job Code 0203 ­ Level 6 CIBC is a leading Banking, Wealth Management and Wholesale Banking ­ we provide a full range of financial products Group of Companies please visit CIBC.com. Job Overview The Commercial Banking Associate Program provides

Northern British Columbia, University of

151

Online banking applications and community bank performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of online banking intensity on the financial performance of community banks. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This study estimates online banking intensity and bank performance indices using a combination of primary and secondary data. Online banking intensity is specified as a latent construct and estimated using web feature data collected from

Ram N. Acharya; Albert Kagan; Srinivasa Rao Lingam

2008-01-01

152

Thinking technicity  

Microsoft Academic Search

The evermore explicit technicization of the world, together with the immeasurable nature of the political and ethical questions that it poses, explicitly defy the syntheses of human imagination and invention. In response to this challenge, how can philosophy, in its relation of nonrelation with politics, help in orienting present and future negotiation with the processes of complexification that this technicization

Richard Beardsworth

1998-01-01

153

Early Childhood Development through an Integrated Program: Evidence from the Philippines. Impact Evaluation Series No. 2. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3922-IE  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

More attention and resources have been devoted in recent years to early childhood development (ECD) in low- and middle-income countries. Rigorous studies on the effectiveness of ECD-related programs for improving children's development in various dimensions in the developing world are scant. The authors evaluate an important ECD initiative of the…

Armecin, Graeme; Behrman, Jere R.; Ghuman, Sharon; Gultiano, Socorro; King, Elizabeth M.; Lee, Nanette

2006-01-01

154

Crowdfunding's Potential for the Developing World  

E-print Network

Crowdfunding's Potential for the Developing World #12;Copyright © 2013 Information for Development Program (infoDev)/The World Bank 1818 H Street NW Washington DC 20433 Internet: www.infoDev.org Email: info@infoDev.org All rights reserved Disclaimers infoDev/The World Bank: The findings, interpretations

Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

155

Access to Education for the Poor in Europe and Central Asia: Preliminary Evidence and Policy Implications. World Bank Technical Paper No. 511.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In Europe and Central Asia, the poor face three problems: (1) the education system as a whole does not work well, and hence fails to meet their needs; (2) the private cost of education has risen, so that "education," as a commodity, competes with other consumption goods in shrinking household budgets; and (3) the perceived benefits of education…

Vandycke, Nancy

156

What makes people cook with improved biomass stoves. A comparative international review of Stove Programs. Energy series. World Bank technical paper  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hundreds of millions of people rely on woodfuels for most of their energy needs, despite the problems associated with traditional use of woodfuels. Modern, efficient biomass stoves can alleviate some of these problems by reducing some householders' cash outlays for fuel, diminishing the time others must spend to collect fuel, reducing air pollution, and relieving local pressure on wood resources.

D. F. Barnes; K. Openshaw; K. R. Smith; R. van der Plas

1994-01-01

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What makes people cook with improved biomass stoves. A comparative international review of Stove Programs. Energy series. World Bank technical paper  

SciTech Connect

Hundreds of millions of people rely on woodfuels for most of their energy needs, despite the problems associated with traditional use of woodfuels. Modern, efficient biomass stoves can alleviate some of these problems by reducing some householders' cash outlays for fuel, diminishing the time others must spend to collect fuel, reducing air pollution, and relieving local pressure on wood resources. The study explores the successes and failures of stove programs and suggests how adoption rates can be improved more consistently. Under the right conditions, the social, economic, and environmental benefits of promoting improved stoves are large. Programs must be targeted carefully, however, to situations in which people pay high prices for fuel or walk long distances to collect fuelwood or other biomass materials. Subsidies may aid in the distribution of stoves but may not result in actual stove use. Ultimately, dissemination programs are most effective when they allow for interaction and feedback between stove designers, producers, and users.

Barnes, D.F.; Openshaw, K.; Smith, K.R.; van der Plas, R.

1994-05-01

158

Measurement and Meaning: Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Methods for the Analysis of Poverty and Social Exclusion in Latin America. World Bank Technical Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report consists of a collection of case studies from Latin America combining qualitative and quantitative research methods for the analysis of poverty within a social exclusion framework. The first chapter provides an overview of the differences between quantitative and qualitative methods, and the gains from using both types of methods in…

Gacitua-Mario, Estanislao, Ed.; Wodon, Quentin, Ed.

159

Bank Terminals  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In the photo, employees of the UAB Bank, Knoxville, Tennessee, are using Teller Transaction Terminals manufactured by SCI Systems, Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, an electronics firm which has worked on a number of space projects under contract with NASA. The terminals are part of an advanced, computerized financial transaction system that offers high efficiency in bank operations. The key to the system's efficiency is a "multiplexing" technique developed for NASA's Space Shuttle. Multiplexing is simultaneous transmission of large amounts of data over a single transmission link at very high rates of speed. In the banking application, a small multiplex "data bus" interconnects all the terminals and a central computer which stores information on clients' accounts. The data bus replaces the maze-of wiring that would be needed to connect each terminal separately and it affords greater speed in recording transactions. The SCI system offers banks real-time data management through constant updating of the central computer. For example, a check is immediately cancelled at the teller's terminal and the computer is simultaneously advised of the transaction; under other methods, the check would be cancelled and the transaction recorded at the close of business. Teller checkout at the end of the day, conventionally a time-consuming matter of processing paper, can be accomplished in minutes by calling up a summary of the day's transactions. SCI manufactures other types of terminals for use in the system, such as an administrative terminal that provides an immediate printout of a client's account, and another for printing and recording savings account deposits and withdrawals. SCI systems have been installed in several banks in Tennessee, Arizona, and Oregon and additional installations are scheduled this year.

1978-01-01

160

General Banking Conditions 2009 General Banking Conditions  

E-print Network

General Banking Conditions 2009 r #12;#12;1 General Banking Conditions (Version 2009. 1 Scope The provisions of these General Banking Conditions shall apply to all existing and future legal relationships between the Bank and the Customer to the extent that it is not otherwise provided

Franssen, Michael

161

Bank ownership type and banking relationships  

Microsoft Academic Search

We formulate and test hypotheses about the role of bank ownership type—foreign, state-owned, and private domestic banks—in banking relationships. Our application uses data from India, an important developing nation. The empirical results are consistent with all of our hypotheses with regard to foreign banks. First, these banks tend to establish relationships with relatively transparent firms. Second, firms that have relationships

Allen N. Berger; Leora F. Klapper; Maria Soledad Martinez Peria; Rida Zaidi

2008-01-01

162

Technical assistance and the transfer of remote sensing technology. [for economic development  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The transfer of technology from industrialized countries to the third world is a very complicated process and one that requires a great deal of research and development. The political and social obstacles to this transfer are generally greater than the technical obstacles, but technical assistance programs have neither the competence nor the inclination to deal with these factors adequately. Funding for technical assistance in remote sensing is now expanding rapidly, and there is a growing need for institutions to study and promote the effective use of this technology for economic development. The United Nations, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Bank, the United States Agency for International Development and the Canadian technical assistance agencies take different approaches to the problem and deal with the political pressures in different ways.

Chipman, R.

1977-01-01

163

Women's water polo world championships: technical and tactical aspects of winning and losing teams in close and unbalanced games.  

PubMed

This study aimed to compare the technical and tactical aspects between winning and losing teams in close (i.e., 1-3 goals of difference) and unbalanced (i.e., >3 goals of difference) elite women's water polo games. A notational analysis was performed on 45 games to evaluate occurrence of action, mean duration, action outcome, origin and execution of shot, offensive and defensive role, and arrangement of even, counterattack, power play, and transition situations. Independent 2-sided t-tests were applied to show differences (p < 0.05) between teams. Regarding close games, effects emerged for action outcome (counterattack: lost possessions; power play: goals, no goal shots), origin (even: zone 1, zone 4; counterattack: zone 1, zone 5) and execution (even: off-the-water shots; counterattack: shots after > than 2 fakes; power play: drive shots) of shots, offensive even arrangements (6 vs. 6/5 vs. 5; 2 vs. 2/1 vs. 1), and role. Regarding unbalanced games, differences emerged for the occurrence of action (even, counterattack), duration (even; power play), action outcome (even: goals, penalties; counterattack: goals, no goal shots, penalties; power play: goals, no goal shots; transition: lost possessions), origin (even: zone 2, zone 4; counterattack: zone 5) and execution (even: free throws, drive shots; counterattack: drive shots, shots after > 2 fakes; power play: drive shots, shots after 1 fake) of shots; offensive even arrangements (2 vs. 2/1 vs. 1), and role; and defensive even arrangements (pressing, zones 1-2, zone M, zones 2-3-4). Differences between close and unbalanced games underlining that water polo performance should be analyzed in relation to specific margins of victory. Therefore, water polo coaches and physical trainers can plan a sound training session according to the most important aspects of close (opponent's exclusion, center forward play, and power play actions) and unbalanced (defensive skills) games. PMID:23588481

Lupo, Corrado; Condello, Giancarlo; Capranica, Laura; Tessitore, Antonio

2014-01-01

164

Cooperation with the World of Work in Technical and Vocational Education: A. The Policy Level--Studies from Hungary, Romania, and Sweden and B-- The Institution Level--A Study from the Russian Federation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains a synthesis paper and four case studies of cooperation with the world of work in vocational and technical education (VTE) in Hungary, Romania, Russia, and Sweden. "Synthesis" (R. Barry Hobart) considers the common social and economic variables affecting VTE in the four study countries. The three case studies focusing on…

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Berlin (Germany).

165

Bank Supervisory Framework and Bank Performance  

E-print Network

Abstract: Ongoing changes in the structure and nature of banking, as well as banking crises across the globe have focused the attention of policy makers on the appropriate structure, scope, and degree of independence of banking supervision. Key issues for banking supervision structure are whether there should be one or multiple supervisory authorities, and whether the central bank should be involved in bank supervision. The issue pertaining to the scope of supervision is whether bank supervisory authorities should supervise other financial service industries, including in particular securities and insurance. Finally, the issue regarding the independence of supervisory authorities is the degree to which bank supervisors should be subject to political and economic policy pressure and influence. How these issues are addressed is important, because policies that fail to provide for an appropriate bank supervisory framework may undermine bank performance and even lead to full-scale banking crises. The intense interest policy makers have shown in these issues has not been matched, however, by researchers. In particular, there is very little systematic empirical evidence on how, or indeed whether, the structure, scope, or independence of bank supervision affects the banking industry. This paper addresses this gap in three respects. First, drawing on the existing literature, we

James R. Barth; Daniel E. Nolle; Triphon Phumiwasana; Glenn Yago; James R. Barth; Daniel E. Nolle; Triphon Phumiwasana; Glenn Yago

2002-01-01

166

Internet Banking System Prototype  

E-print Network

Internet Banking System refers to systems that enable bank customers to access accounts and general information on bank products and services through a personal computer or other intelligent device. Internet banking products and services can include detailed account information for corporate customers as well as account summery and transfer money. Ultimately, the products and services obtained through Internet Banking may mirror products and services offered through other bank delivery channels. In this paper, Internet Banking System Prototype has been proposed in order to illustrate the services which is provided by the Bank online services.

Alnaqeib, Rami; Jalab, Hamid A; Zaidan, M A; Hmood, Ali K

2010-01-01

167

Diving into Real World Challenges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the authors discuss how educators can engage students in real world learning using their academic knowledge and technical skills. They describe how school districts have discovered that the world of robotics can help students use technical skills to solve simulated problems found in the real world, while understanding the…

Saldana, Matt; Rodden, Leslie

2012-01-01

168

Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Since 1988, the World Bank Group (described in the September 25, 1997 Scout Report for Business & Economics) has addressed issues of economic architecture, corporate governance, crime, land reform, and the economics of transition at the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE). Currently, papers from previous ABCDE's are available online with a keynote addresses, such as by nobel laureate James Tobin, and interested individuals are invited to comment on forthcoming conference papers at the ABCDE homepage.

1988-01-01

169

76 FR 18573 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Resource Bank  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...L. 111-117 approved December 16, 2009) funds technical assistance for HUD programs under the Transformation Initiative (TI) account. The National Resource Bank will provide cities tailored technical support through a ``one-stop-shop'' of...

2011-04-04

170

Hedging bank liquidity risk  

Microsoft Academic Search

Liquidity risk in banking has been attributed to transactions deposits and their potential to spark runs or panics. We show instead that transactions deposits help banks hedge liquidity risk from unused loan commitments. Bank stock-return volatility increases with unused commitments, but the increase is smaller for banks with high levels of transactions deposits. This deposit-lending risk management synergy becomes more

Evan Gatev; Til Schuermann; Philip E. Strahan

2006-01-01

171

The Bank that Failed.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The school bank at Easton Middle School operated successfully as an educational experience until the state bank examiners closed it for violating banking laws. The process has become a "real life" education as school authorities and students work to change the law and open a "legal bank." (MD)

Bumstead, Richard A.

1983-01-01

172

Strategic online banking adoption  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we study the determinants of banks’ decisions to adopt a transactional website for their customers. Using a panel of commercial banks in the United States for the period 2003–2006, we show that although bank-specific characteristics are important determinants of banks’ adoption decisions, competition also plays a prominent role. The extent of competition is related to the geographic

Rubén Hernández-Murillo; Gerard Llobet; Roberto Fuentes

2010-01-01

173

Blood banking in China.  

PubMed

While transfusion-transmissible diseases, including AIDS and viral hepatitis, continue to spread especially in developing countries, the issue of safeguarding the world's blood supply is of paramount importance. China houses more than 20% of the earth's population, and thus its blood supply has the potential to affect the global community. In recent years, Chinese blood centres have tried to improve the nation's blood safety. Although substantial progress has already been made, many daunting difficulties remain. Traditional cultural barriers need to be overcome to successfully mobilise volunteer blood donors. Gaps in information and technology still need to be closed. Insufficiency of economic resources also restrict the blood bank industry. Other developing countries face many of the same challenges as China. PMID:12480443

Shan, Hua; Wang, Jing-Xing; Ren, Fu-Rong; Zhang, Yuan-Zhi; Zhao, Hai-Yan; Gao, Guo-Jing; Ji, Yang; Ness, Paul M

2002-11-30

174

The world economic system and international migration in less developed countries: an ecological approach.  

PubMed

"This paper analysed net migration within the context of [the] world economic system and urban ecological framework using the structural equation model." The author "employs linear structural equation modelling to examine determinants of international migration, using data from the World Bank World Tables, World Development Reports and the World Bank." (SUMMARY IN FRE AND SPA) PMID:12346351

Amankwaa, A A

1995-01-01

175

Textile World  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Textile World is a website for textile industry professionals, manufacturers, investors, as well as those who would like to offer students, young or old, a glimpse into the world of textile production. This website is the perfect vehicle to see all that the textile industry encompasses. One look at the menu on the left hand side of the page informs visitors of several different areas of textile production, such as the "Yarn Market", "Nonwovens/Technical Textiles", "Fiber World", and "Dyeing Printing and Finishing". The "Nonwovens/Technical Textiles" link takes visitors to articles such as "Nonwovens Focus: Human-Centered Applications", which discusses the various types of products that constitute nonwovens. Those products include baby diapers, feminine products, hygiene products, and medical and protective textiles, such as surgical gowns and drapes, and those textiles that protect humans against liquid, biological and chemical agents. An evenhanded look at the increasing friendliness towards the environment that is being manufactured into baby diapers is discussed thoroughly in the article, as is the growing demand for nonwovens in some countries.

176

World Development Report 2004  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Recently released, this annual report on the state of world development (written by staff members at the World Bank) is an important document that adopts as its main thesis that broad improvements in human welfare around the globe will not occur unless "poor people receive wider access to affordable, better quality services in health, education, water, sanitation, and electricity." From this main site, visitors can download an executive summary of the report's findings, or download any of the work's chapters, which range in content from the importance of government action and the framework for social provision. Equally compelling are the sections that detail how the World Bank worked with a wide range of stakeholders about the report's content and main ideas, and still another section that contains the transcription of an electronic discussion held about the draft edition of the report in the spring of 2003.

177

Online Banking: Security Concerns and the Acceptance of Mature Customers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Banks have been providing services electronically to consumers for decades. Examples include Electronic Funds Transfers, whether for small payments or large corporate management systems, as well as Automated Teller Machines (ATM) for withdrawing cash and convenient account access. Further, the rapid growth of the Internet as a channel for delivering services world-wide provides banks with great opportunities to extend their

Adel Ismail Al-Alawi

2005-01-01

178

For Further Information Contact Tresa Banks-Lewis, Internship Coordinator  

E-print Network

of New Orleans LSU Heath Science Center Clear Channel Merrill Lynch Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Met Driftwood Gulf Coast Bank W Hotel New Orleans Harrah's Casino Walt Disney World Hilton New Orleans Weddings

Li, X. Rong

179

Aircraft Materials Test Bank  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Microsoft Word document from the Aerospace Manufacturing Education Project provides a bank of test questions on materials used in the aircraft industry. 35 test questions and their correct answers are included in this test bank.

2012-11-13

180

Aircraft Fasteners Test Bank  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Microsoft Word document from the Aerospace Manufacturing Education Project provides a bank of test questions on the use of fasteners in the aerospace industry. Eighty three test questions and their correct answers are included in this test bank.

2012-11-23

181

Cross-border impact of the Financial Services Modernization Act: evidence from large foreign banks  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article investigates the impact of the Financial Services Modernization Act (FSMA) on foreign banks. We find that the banking sectors of most developed countries experience significant negative spillover effect. However, the impacts on any two countries' banking sectors are not identical. Most importantly, we show that exposure to systematic risk with respect to the world equity index can explain

Abdullah Mamun; M. Kabir Hassan; Ihsan Isik

2011-01-01

182

Community banks in Australia: an innovative approach to social and economic wealth creation?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Community banks in Australia are a recent new phenomenon. Their ownership structure and operational model, however, suggest an innovative approach to social and economic wealth creation is different from that typical of community and cooperative banks elsewhere in the world. In this paper we explain and discuss distinctive features of these community banks and how their business model may be

Graeme Byrne; Maureen Rogers; Earl Jobling; Rhett H. Walker; Lester W. Johnson

2005-01-01

183

The measurement of end-user computing satisfaction of online banking services: empirical evidence from Finland  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Although research into the adoption and use of online banking services has grown in many parts of the world, the centre of attention has been largely on determinants of online banking adoption, not on users' satisfaction with use. This paper aims to test and validate the End-User Computing Satisfaction (EUCS) model in order to investigate online banking users'

Kari Pikkarainen; Tero Pikkarainen; Heikki Karjaluoto; Seppo Pahnila

2006-01-01

184

Minority-Owned Banks  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The latest installment from this quarterly report from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors lists minority-owned banks by state. Data include assets, deposits, and established dates. The data from this study, from the banks that participate in the Department of the Treasury's Minority Bank Deposit Program, are compiled from "Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income filed quarterly by banks (FFIEC 031 through 034) and from other information in the Board's National Information Center database."

185

European Central Bank  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Together with the national central banks of the European Union, the European Central Bank (ECB) collects statistical information and governs the European System of Central Banks (ESCB). Legal texts about the ECB, the ESCB, and the European Monetary Union (EMI) are provided in addition to press releases, speeches, euro area statistics and selected publications of the EMI (in eleven European languages).

186

Banking on the Internet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Electronic ground was broken in 1995 with the development of the completely Internet-based bank Security First Network Bank. This article discusses the need for developing online services, outlines the reasons for the formation of an Internet-based bank and argues that to remain competitive financial services providers must provide easier customer…

Internet Research, 1996

1996-01-01

187

Frontiers of Online Banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper surveys the changing dynamics, banking products, technology, and management challenges in the nascent online banking industry. The paper also examines the critical role of aligning internal processes, back-office systems, and the retail interface in the delivery of the next generation of financial services. A central theme of the paper is the need to look at online banking as

R. Kalakota; F. Frei

1996-01-01

188

Snow Bank Detectives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Local professors teamed up with a fourth-grade teacher to show students the similarities and differences between sedimentary rock layers and snow banks. Students observed and drew snow banks and explored the effects of melting and salting on the snow banks.

Rule, Audrey C.; Olson, Eric A.; Dehm, Janet

2005-01-01

189

Towards secure information systems in online banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this era of globalization, information security is becoming more important because the world is becoming highly interconnected with the Internet. At present customers can do banking online which is easy and time saving and at the same time they are vulnerable to threats. This paper seeks to investigate the current debate regarding the threats and vulnerabilities of the information

Zakaria Karim; Karim Mohammed Rezaul; Aliar Hossain

2009-01-01

190

Banks, Bonuses and Busts Peter Forsyth  

E-print Network

with the contract. Geometric Brownian Motion (GBM) Many studies have shown that financial markets are efficient Brownian motion (GBM). The plot below shows ten possible realiza- tions for an asset following GBM. Nobody.0 = .25 µ =.10 Delta Hedging If the real world assets follow GBM, then the bank can sell the option

Forsyth, Peter A.

191

WWW-query: An on-line retrieval system for biological sequence banks  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have developed a World Wide Web (WWW) version of the sequence retrieval system Query: WWW-Query. This server allows to query nucleotide sequence banks in the EMBL\\/GenBank\\/DDBJ formats and protein sequence banks in the NBRF\\/PIR format. WWW-Query includes all the features of the on-line sequence browsers already available: possibility to build complex queries, integration of cross-references with different data banks,

G. Perrière; M. Gouy

1996-01-01

192

Bahrain's offshore banking center  

SciTech Connect

The economic effects of Bahrain's schemes for licensing offshore banking units (OBUs) were the immediate response of major international banks and the financial services the banking center has rendered by improving regional money and exchange markets at a time when a Middle East link was needed to service the increasing demand for oil-wealth banking services. Bahrain's leadership also created a favorable climate. Aggressive competition from banks in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have caused some friction, but informal supervision by the Bahrain Monetary Agency (BMA) should be able to avoid serious difficulty. Bahrain's success required a banking infrastructure, a free-enterprise system, a willingness to maintain banking standards, a country small enough to benefit directly from OBU income, and a gap in nearby competing centers. 39 references, 1 figure, 5 tables. (DCK)

Gerakis, A.S.; Roncesvalles, O.

1983-01-01

193

Corporatisation, Global Banking Impact on the Australian Education System: Reflecting on Care.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Trends, such as a massive increase in globalization, neo-liberalization, and economic rationalization, have been supported and directed by major governments and major financial institutions, such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The pact between the World Bank and the IMF has created an economic juggernaut that is…

Balon-Rotheram, Auston

194

The Origins of Banking Panics: Models, Facts, and Bank Regulation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Banking panics are the central event informing and rationalizing government intervention into the banking industry. In the last decade progress has been made in understanding the origins of panics. This essay reviews recent theoretical and empirical work on the origins of banking panics. New evidence on the causes of banking panics is introduced. Banking panics do not appear to have

Charles W. Calomiris; Gary Gorton

1991-01-01

195

The socio-technical construction of precision bombing : a study of shared control and cognition by humans, machines, and doctrine during World War II  

E-print Network

This dissertation examines the creation and initial use of the precision bombing system employed by the United States Army Air Forces during World War II in the opening phase of the Combined Bomber Offensive against Germany. ...

O'Mara, Raymond P. (Raymond Patrick)

2011-01-01

196

Maximizing the Phylogenetic Diversity of Seed Banks.  

PubMed

Ex situ conservation efforts such as those of zoos, botanical gardens, and seed banks will form a vital complement to in situ conservation actions over the coming decades. It is therefore necessary to pay the same attention to the biological diversity represented in ex situ conservation facilities as is often paid to protected-area networks. Building the phylogenetic diversity of ex situ collections will strengthen our capacity to respond to biodiversity loss. Since 2000, the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership has banked seed from 14% of the world's plant species. We assessed the taxonomic, geographic, and phylogenetic diversity of the Millennium Seed Bank collection of legumes (Leguminosae). We compared the collection with all known legume genera, their known geographic range (at country and regional levels), and a genus-level phylogeny of the legume family constructed for this study. Over half the phylogenetic diversity of legumes at the genus level was represented in the Millennium Seed Bank. However, pragmatic prioritization of species of economic importance and endangerment has led to the banking of a less-than-optimal phylogenetic diversity and prioritization of range-restricted species risks an underdispersed collection. The current state of the phylogenetic diversity of legumes in the Millennium Seed Bank could be substantially improved through the strategic banking of relatively few additional taxa. Our method draws on tools that are widely applied to in situ conservation planning, and it can be used to evaluate and improve the phylogenetic diversity of ex situ collections. Maximizar la Riqueza Filogenética de los Bancos de Semillas. PMID:25196170

Griffiths, Kate E; Balding, Sharon T; Dickie, John B; Lewis, Gwilym P; Pearce, Tim R; Grenyer, Richard

2014-09-01

197

Bank for International Settlements  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), a creation of the Hague Conference of 1930, is "a[n international] central banking institution" whose aim is "to promote the co-operation of central banks and to provide additional facilities for international financial operations." Its web site provides a detailed profile of BIS, along with its basic texts and charters. However, the power of the site is its publication section, a small but growing list of full text publications (Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format only), highlighted by the quarterly International Banking and Financial Market Developments, a "commentary on recent developments in international banking, securities and global derivatives markets based on partial information available for the [most recent quarter] and on more detailed banking data for [the previous quarter]." The site also contains BIS Review, "a collection of important articles and speeches by senior central bankers."

1997-01-01

198

To our students, faculty and staff: As of April 30, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) will be using the technical  

E-print Network

) will be using the technical scientific name H1N1 influenza A for swine flu. 1. What is Swine Flu Swine flu. What is unusual about the present strain? The new strain is a hybrid of swine, human and avian flu but the level of virulence is not yet clear. 2. Does Swine Flu affect humans? Swine flu viruses that cause

Dasgupta, Dipankar

199

Why our human-sized world behaves classically, not quantum-mechanically: A popular non-technical exposition of a new idea  

E-print Network

This article provides a popular, largely non-technical explanation of how large objects can behave classically while smaller objects behave quantum mechanically, based on the effect of the presence of cosmic expansion velocities in extended objects. This article is intended to provide a more accessible presentation of concepts introduced in earlier papers that address this long-standing enigma in physics.

C. L. Herzenberg

2007-01-13

200

Bank Record Processing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Barnett Banks of Florida, Inc. operates 150 banking offices in 80 Florida cities. Banking offices have computerized systems for processing deposits or withdrawals in checking/savings accounts, and for handling commercial and installment loan transactions. In developing a network engineering design for the terminals used in record processing, an affiliate, Barnett Computing Company, used COSMIC's STATCOM program. This program provided a reliable network design tool and avoided the cost of developing new software.

1982-01-01

201

Bank Director Magazine  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created for directors of financial companies, Bank Director Magazine is a quarterly publication that examines issues of importance to bank directors. The online publication includes the complete table of contents, as well as a selection of articles from the current issue. The site also features a directory of names, addresses, and phone numbers of M&A investment banking and law firms, consulting firms, and technology and retail delivery companies.

202

Historical Statistics on Banking  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Historical Statistics on Banking (HSOB), from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, "provides annual statistical information on the banking industry beginning in 1934." The site contains commercial banking reports, savings institution reports, and bank and thrift failure reports from 1934 to 1999. The Milestones feature offers a chronological retrospective on the FDIC's collection and use of data. Although the database is fairly easy to use, the HSOB Help section contains additional detailed instructions on saving and printing charts, and also offers a helpful glossary of terms used.

203

FDIC Banking Review, October 1999  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The FDIC's monthly publication Banking Review includes the article "Financially Distressed Banks: How Effective Are Enforcement Actions in the Supervision Process?" which looks at some effects of bank examinations.

204

Cracking Bank PINs by Playing Mastermind  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The bank director was pretty upset noticing Joe, the system administrator, spending his spare time playing Mastermind, an old useless game of the 70ies. He had fought the instinct of telling him how to better spend his life, just limiting to look at him in disgust long enough to be certain to be noticed. No wonder when the next day the director fell on his chair astonished while reading, on the newspaper, about a huge digital fraud on the ATMs of his bank, with millions of Euros stolen by a team of hackers all around the world. The article mentioned how the hackers had 'played with the bank computers just like playing Mastermind', being able to disclose thousands of user PINs during the one-hour lunch break. That precise moment, a second before falling senseless, he understood the subtle smile on Joe's face the day before, while training at his preferred game, Mastermind.

Focardi, Riccardo; Luccio, Flaminia L.

205

CIMMYT 1997\\/98 WORLD MAIZE FACTS AND TRENDS; MAIZE PRODUCTION IN DROUGHT-STRESSED ENVIRONMENTS: TECHNICAL OPTIONS AND RESEARCH RESOURCE ALLOCATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

This publication, through its focus on maize production in drought stressed areas of developing countries, explores economic, research, and policy issues related to maize agriculture in marginal areas of the developing world generally. Key questions in the debate over agriculture in marginal vs. favorable production areas are reviewed with a focus on maize. Questions include whether maize production is expanding

Paul W. Heisey; Gregory O. Edmeades

1999-01-01

206

China's Banking Reform  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article discusses the main problems facing the Chinese banking system and concludes that, despite serious problems, the risk seems small that, in the near future, a financial crisis will occur that will pose severe problems for the international financial system. An internal financial crisis, however, could occur. Without government support, the economic viability of many of China's banks is

Dick Nanto; Radha Sinha

2002-01-01

207

Multimedia Technology in Banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

Banking in the global village becomes reality with multimedia communication systems that connect far flung regions and integrate all their various marketplaces. International banks in particular face the major challenge of achieving the right balance between global and local. They must identify local customers' requirements and satisfy them by exploiting the expertise and technology available worldwide

Achim Karduck; Andre Geiser; Thomas Gutekunst

1996-01-01

208

iBank  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

iBank is a project that utilizes a software to create an item Bank that store quality questions, generate test and print exam. The items are from analyze teacher-constructed test questions that provides the basis for discussing test results, by determining why a test item is or not discriminating between the better and poorer students, and by…

Bermundo, Cesar B.; Bermundo, Alex B.; Ballester, Rex C.

2012-01-01

209

Overflowing the Banks  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson will teach students about levees and how they are designed to hold a river in its bank. They will construct a model of a river bank and explore how levees can cause water levels to back up into smaller streams and tributaries, causing floods.

210

GenBank.  

PubMed

GenBank is a comprehensive database that contains publicly available nucleotide sequences for more than 300,000 organisms named at the genus level or lower, obtained primarily through submissions from individual laboratories and batch submissions from large-scale sequencing projects, including whole genome shotgun (WGS) and environmental sampling projects. Most submissions are made using the web-based BankIt or standalone Sequin programs, and accession numbers are assigned by GenBank staff upon receipt. Daily data exchange with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory Nucleotide Sequence Database in Europe and the DNA Data Bank of Japan ensures worldwide coverage. GenBank is accessible through the NCBI Entrez retrieval system, which integrates data from the major DNA and protein sequence databases along with taxonomy, genome, mapping, protein structure and domain information, and the biomedical journal literature via PubMed. BLAST provides sequence similarity searches of GenBank and other sequence databases. Complete bi-monthly releases and daily updates of the GenBank database are available by FTP. To access GenBank and its related retrieval and analysis services, begin at the NCBI homepage: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:19910366

Benson, Dennis A; Karsch-Mizrachi, Ilene; Lipman, David J; Ostell, James; Sayers, Eric W

2010-01-01

211

GenBank.  

PubMed

GenBank® is a comprehensive database that contains publicly available nucleotide sequences for more than 250,00 formally described species. These sequences are obtained primarily through submissions from individual laboratories and batch submissions from large-scale sequencing projects, including whole-genome shotgun (WGS) and environmental sampling projects. Most submissions are made using the web-based BankIt or standalone Sequin programs, and accession numbers are assigned by GenBank staff upon receipt. Daily data exchange with the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) and the DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ) ensures worldwide coverage. GenBank is accessible through the NCBI Entrez retrieval system, which integrates data from the major DNA and protein sequence databases along with taxonomy, genome, mapping, protein structure and domain information, and the biomedical journal literature via PubMed. BLAST provides sequence similarity searches of GenBank and other sequence databases. Complete bimonthly releases and daily updates of the GenBank database are available by FTP. To access GenBank and its related retrieval and analysis services, begin at the NCBI home page: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:22144687

Benson, Dennis A; Karsch-Mizrachi, Ilene; Clark, Karen; Lipman, David J; Ostell, James; Sayers, Eric W

2012-01-01

212

GenBank.  

PubMed

GenBank® (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) is a comprehensive database that contains publicly available nucleotide sequences for almost 260 000 formally described species. These sequences are obtained primarily through submissions from individual laboratories and batch submissions from large-scale sequencing projects, including whole-genome shotgun (WGS) and environmental sampling projects. Most submissions are made using the web-based BankIt or standalone Sequin programs, and GenBank staff assigns accession numbers upon data receipt. Daily data exchange with the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) and the DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ) ensures worldwide coverage. GenBank is accessible through the NCBI Entrez retrieval system, which integrates data from the major DNA and protein sequence databases along with taxonomy, genome, mapping, protein structure and domain information, and the biomedical journal literature via PubMed. BLAST provides sequence similarity searches of GenBank and other sequence databases. Complete bimonthly releases and daily updates of the GenBank database are available by FTP. To access GenBank and its related retrieval and analysis services, begin at the NCBI home page: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. PMID:23193287

Benson, Dennis A; Cavanaugh, Mark; Clark, Karen; Karsch-Mizrachi, Ilene; Lipman, David J; Ostell, James; Sayers, Eric W

2013-01-01

213

Volunteer Community Language Bank.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lake Charles, Louisiana established a language bank capable of providing interpreters for 20 foreign languages. All participants are volunteers who offer to help free of charge in case of emergencies arising because of the considerable numbers of foreign visitors in the area. Smooth operation of the language bank depends on the following: (1) an…

Novak, Sigfrid S.; And Others

214

12 CFR 211.22 - Interstate banking operations of foreign banking organizations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

12 Banks and Banking 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Interstate banking operations of foreign banking organizations. 211.22 Section 211.22 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE...

2014-01-01

215

12 CFR 211.22 - Interstate banking operations of foreign banking organizations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

12 Banks and Banking 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Interstate banking operations of foreign banking organizations. 211.22 Section 211.22 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE...

2011-01-01

216

12 CFR 211.22 - Interstate banking operations of foreign banking organizations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

12 Banks and Banking 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Interstate banking operations of foreign banking organizations. 211.22 Section 211.22 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE...

2013-01-01

217

12 CFR 211.22 - Interstate banking operations of foreign banking organizations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

12 Banks and Banking 2 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Interstate banking operations of foreign banking organizations. 211.22 Section 211.22 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE...

2012-01-01

218

11.10 Filter Banks What Are Filter Banks?  

E-print Network

1/7 11.10 Filter Banks #12;2/7 What Are Filter Banks? Often need to slice up a "wideband" signal into various "subbands" Figure from Porat's Book #12;3/7 Filter Banks Application: Cell Phone Basestation FDMA Converter & ADC Filter Bank Demod Demod Demod Antenna ... ...User 1 User M ff2f1 1 GHz ... ... User 1

Fowler, Mark

219

THE BETTER WORLD REPORT 2009 Lehigh University  

E-print Network

of people in India and Bangladesh by replacing their reliance on polluted river waters with access to smallTHE BETTER WORLD REPORT 2009 97 Lehigh University Arsenic Removal: Fixing Drinking Water-tube wells. By drawing clean water from underground aquifers UNICEF, World Bank and Indian and Bangladeshi

Gilchrist, James F.

220

GenBank.  

PubMed

GenBank(®) (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genbank/) is a comprehensive database that contains publicly available nucleotide sequences for over 300 000 formally described species. These sequences are obtained primarily through submissions from individual laboratories and batch submissions from large-scale sequencing projects, including whole-genome shotgun and environmental sampling projects. Most submissions are made using the web-based BankIt or standalone Sequin programs, and GenBank staff assign accession numbers upon data receipt. Daily data exchange with the European Nucleotide Archive and the DNA Data Bank of Japan ensures worldwide coverage. GenBank is accessible through the NCBI Entrez retrieval system, which integrates data from the major DNA and protein sequence databases along with taxonomy, genome, mapping, protein structure and domain information, and the biomedical journal literature via PubMed. BLAST provides sequence similarity searches of GenBank and other sequence databases. Complete bimonthly releases and daily updates of the GenBank database are available by FTP. PMID:25414350

Benson, Dennis A; Clark, Karen; Karsch-Mizrachi, Ilene; Lipman, David J; Ostell, James; Sayers, Eric W

2015-01-28

221

WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION  

E-print Network

WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION INTERGOVERNMENTAL OCEANOGRAPHIC COMMISSION (OF UNESCO) JOINT WMO/IOC TECHNICAL COMMISSION FOR OCEANOGRAPHY AND MARINE METEOROLOGY ADVANCES IN THE APPLICATIONS OF MARINE CLIMATOLOGY The Dynamic Part of the WMO Guide to the Applications of Marine Meteorology WMO/TD-No. 1081 2003

Lindau, Ralf

222

Gorbachev's New World View.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The following two themes form the foundation of Mikhail Gorbachev's world view: (1) nuclear arms have reached a new complexity in technical development and numbers, and in ability to control the weapons; and (2) a new trend in international relations is moving away from competition and rivalry and towards "interdependence" and "unity". (PS)

Brazier, William F.; Hellman, Joel S.

1987-01-01

223

Banking Panics and Business Cycles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using a century of newly constructed data, competing theories explaining banking panics are tested. The evidence shows that banking panics during the U.S. national banking era (1865-1914) were the products of revisions in the perceived risk of the banking system based on the arrival of new information. Panics were triggered by a leading indicator of recession. Whenever this variable reached

Gary Gorton

1988-01-01

224

The Evolution of Online Banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this paper is to explore the success of U.S. banks in utilizing online banking as a distribution channel for their products and services. The emergence of the Internet as a distribution medium of revolutionary potential in the mid-1990s was greeted by the majority of banks with reservation and caution. At the beginning of this era banks were

Douglas Ross

225

Islamic banking in Brunei Darussalam  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper studies the current realities of the Islamic banking system of Brunei Darussalam from the perspective of the theories of modern financial intermediation and Islamic financial contracting. The limited information on the banking system of Brunei Darussalam reveals that the first phase of the Islamic banking experimentation has been successful, as Islamic banks command roughly 11.5 per cent of

M. Shahid Ebrahim; Tan Kai Joo

2001-01-01

226

Statistics on Banking  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The FDIC Statistics on Banking is a "quarterly publication that provides aggregate financial and structure information on FDIC-insured institutions, with summary totals by state and charter type." The latest figures for third quarter 1997 are now available.

227

Fall Math Idea Bank  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This math idea bank includes autumn themed hands-on activities focused on the topics of leaves, spiders, and pumpkins. Also included in this resource are links to online activities and websites for research.

Petti, Wendy

2014-01-01

228

Investment Banks Goldman Sachs  

E-print Network

Financial Corporation PNC Bank Wachovia Asset Management Firms Acadian Asset Management Alliance Capital Management Baring Asset Management Dimensional Fund Advisors First Quadrant New Amsterdam Partners Numeric Investors Old Mutual Asset Management Oppenheimer Capital Pareto Investment Management Limited

Aronov, Boris

229

Mile High Wetland Bank  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The site listed here is provided by an environmental consulting firm that works with commercial and private landowners to establish Wetland Banks. An innovative concept (and growing reality) that has received mixed reviews from scientists, Wetland Banking attempts to combine the goals of developers (i.e., to develop a certain area) and wetland conservationists (i.e., to maintain/ restore areas of intact wetlands). If misused, this approach could work against wetland conservation; if properly instated, however, Wetland Banking might offer an alternative to the currently poor success rate of wetland mitigation projects. This resource by Mile High Wetlands Group, LLC, offers background information on Wetland banking, with an emphasis on the Group's local area (Colorado).

230

Banking Data and Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article on free banking data and research, created by Ruth Kobylecky Humphrey for the American Library Association, includes an index of annotations on a wide range of federal and association Websites that offer financial information and help for their members. The index is broken into several sections including Federal Agencies, The Federal Reserve System, International Banking, and the Secondary Market. Within each section, the entries are arranged in alphabetical order and carefully annotated.

Humphrey, Ruth K.

231

Service quality perspectives and satisfaction in private banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

Examines the effects of service quality on customer satisfaction from two distinct methodological perspectives. Specifically, a study utilizing a sample of international private banking customers is conducted wherein service quality is operationalized via two distinct and well-known measures – SERVQUAL and Technical\\/Functional Quality. These two service quality measures are subsequently compared and contrasted as to their ability to predict customer

Walfried M. Lassar; Chris Manolis; Robert D. Winsor

2000-01-01

232

Development Bank Encourages Natural Disaster Planning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In an effort to make countries in Latin America and the Caribbean less vulnerable to natural disasters, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced on 21 December 2005 that it has developed a new draft disaster risk management policy to encourage its member countries to plan for these events. The IDB, the major development bank for the region, decided to place a focus on natural disaster risk planning following several devastating disasters in the region in the 1990s, including 1998's Hurricane Mitch, said Caroline Clarke, IDB senior specialist in disaster prevention and risk management. The IDB provides loans, technical assistance, and policy guidance to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Zielinski, Sarah

2006-02-01

233

Technical Report Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation. Volume 32; Estimates of AOD Trends (2002 - 2012) Over the World's Major Cities Based on the MERRA Aerosol Reanalysis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA's Global Modeling and Assimilation Office has extended the Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Application (MERRA) tool with five atmospheric aerosol species (sulfates, organic carbon, black carbon, mineral dust and sea salt). This inclusion of aerosol reanalysis data is now known as MERRAero. This study analyses a ten-year period (July 2002 - June 2012) MERRAero aerosol reanalysis applied to the study of aerosol optical depth (AOD) and its trends for the aforementioned aerosol species over the world's major cities (with a population of over 2 million inhabitants). We found that a proportion of various aerosol species in total AOD exhibited a geographical dependence. Cities in industrialized regions (North America, Europe, central and eastern Asia) are characterized by a strong proportion of sulfate aerosols. Organic carbon aerosols are dominant over cities which are located in regions where biomass burning frequently occurs (South America and southern Africa). Mineral dust dominates other aerosol species in cities located in proximity to the major deserts (northern Africa and western Asia). Sea salt aerosols are prominent in coastal cities but are dominant aerosol species in very few of them. AOD trends are declining over cities in North America, Europe and Japan, as a result of effective air quality regulation. By contrast, the economic boom in China and India has led to increasing AOD trends over most cities in these two highly-populated countries. Increasing AOD trends over cities in the Middle East are caused by increasing desert dust.

Provencal, Simon; Kishcha, Pavel; Elhacham, Emily; daSilva, Arlindo M.; Alpert, Pinhas; Suarez, Max J.

2014-01-01

234

12 CFR 211.22 - Interstate banking operations of foreign banking organizations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Interstate banking operations of foreign banking organizations...Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM INTERNATIONAL BANKING OPERATIONS (REGULATION K) Foreign...

2010-01-01

235

75 FR 32778 - Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies The notificants listed below...acquire a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered...individual; Keith E. Busse Family Investment Company, LLC; and Aaron R....

2010-06-09

236

75 FR 26961 - Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies The...Arguinchona, Boise, Idaho; to retain voting shares of Syringa Bancorp, and thereby indirectly retain voting shares Syringa Bank, both of Boise,...

2010-05-13

237

40 CFR 1036.715 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Banking. 1036.715 Section 1036.715 Protection...HEAVY-DUTY HIGHWAY ENGINES Averaging, Banking, and Trading for Certification § 1036.715 Banking. (a) Banking is the retention...

2013-07-01

238

40 CFR 1037.715 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Banking. 1037.715 Section 1037.715 Protection...HEAVY-DUTY MOTOR VEHICLES Averaging, Banking, and Trading for Certification § 1037.715 Banking. (a) Banking is the retention...

2014-07-01

239

40 CFR 1036.715 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Banking. 1036.715 Section 1036.715 Protection...HEAVY-DUTY HIGHWAY ENGINES Averaging, Banking, and Trading for Certification § 1036.715 Banking. (a) Banking is the retention...

2012-07-01

240

40 CFR 1037.715 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Banking. 1037.715 Section 1037.715 Protection...HEAVY-DUTY MOTOR VEHICLES Averaging, Banking, and Trading for Certification § 1037.715 Banking. (a) Banking is the retention...

2013-07-01

241

40 CFR 1036.715 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Banking. 1036.715 Section 1036.715 Protection...HEAVY-DUTY HIGHWAY ENGINES Averaging, Banking, and Trading for Certification § 1036.715 Banking. (a) Banking is the retention...

2014-07-01

242

40 CFR 1037.715 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Banking. 1037.715 Section 1037.715 Protection...HEAVY-DUTY MOTOR VEHICLES Averaging, Banking, and Trading for Certification § 1037.715 Banking. (a) Banking is the retention...

2012-07-01

243

GenBank.  

PubMed

The GenBank sequence database continues to expand its data coverage, quality control, annotation content and retrieval services for the scientific community. Besides handling direct submissions of sequence data from authors, GenBank also incorporates DNA sequences from all available public sources; an integrated retrieval system, known as Entrez, also makes available data from the major protein sequence and structural databases, and from U.S. and European patents. MIDLINE abstracts from published articles describing the sequences are also included as an additional source of biological annotation for sequence entries. GenBank supports distribution of the data via FTP, CD-ROM, and E-mail servers. Network server-client programs provide access to an integrated database for literature retrieval and sequence similarity searching. PMID:7937042

Benson, D A; Boguski, M; Lipman, D J; Ostell, J

1994-09-01

244

Planetary Radar with the Green Bank Telescope  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The large aperture and sensitive receivers of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) make it an attractive receiving station for bistatic radar experiments. Consequently, it has been used as a receive station for radar observations since its commissioning in 2001. The GBT is equipped with receivers for all common planetary radar transmitters at P, S, and X band, as well as for future radars at up to 86 GHz. We describe the technical capabilities of the GBT and its instrumentation in terms of its tracking and RF performance, the available radar backends, and select science results obtained through the use of the GBT.

Ford, Alyson; Ford, John M.; Watts, Galen

2014-11-01

245

Wetland mitigation banking for the oil and gas industry: Assessment, conclusions, and recommendations  

SciTech Connect

Wetland mitigation banks are already in existence in the United States, and the number is increasing. To date, most of these banks have been created and operated for mitigation of impacts arising from highway or commercial development and have not been associated with the oil and gas industry. Argonne National Laboratory evaluated the positive and negative aspects of wetland mitigation banking for the oil and gas industry by examining banks already created for other uses by federal, state, and private entities. Specific issues addressed in this study include (1) the economic, ecological, and technical effectiveness of existing banks; (2) the changing nature of local, state, and federal jurisdiction; and (3) the unique regulatory and jurisdictional problems affecting bank developments associated with the oil and gas industry.

Wilkey, P.L.; Sundell, R.C.; Bailey, K.A.; Hayes, D.C.

1994-01-01

246

On the uniqueness of community banks  

Microsoft Academic Search

To the public, all banks seem alike. But banking insiders make important distinctions between community banks and all other banks. Policymakers worry that community banks’ unique characteristics threaten their survival in the face of industry consolidation. However, despite dramatic regulatory and technological changes in the industry in the past two decades, community banks have not only survived but often prospered.

Scott E. Hein; Timothy W. Koch; S. Scott MacDonald

2005-01-01

247

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Symposium Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

_Income Inequality: Issues & Policy Options_ http://www.kc.frb.org/PUBLICAT/SYMPOS/1998/sym98prg.htm Since 1978, prominent central bankers, finance ministers, and academics have gathered at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas to discuss an "important economic issue facing the US and world economies," and selected proceedings from these symposiums are published at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City site (1995-present). The 1998 symposium Income Inequality: Issues & Policy Options is the most recent addition to this ongoing compilation with papers, commentary, and discussion by Federal Reserve Board of Governors Chairman Alan Greenspan, World Bank Senior Vice President Joseph E. Stiglitz, and National Bureau of Economic Research President Martin Feldstein, among others.

248

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision  

E-print Network

§ Basel Committee on Banking Supervision International Convergence of Capital Measurement, or for additions/changes to the mailing list, should be sent to: Bank for International Settlements Press © Bank for International Settlements 2005. All rights reserved. Brief excerpts may be reproduced

McNeil, Alexander J.

249

BANKING SPREADS IN LATIN AMERICA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Intermediation spreads in Latin America are high by international standards. This paper examines the determinants of bank interest margins in that region using bank- and country-level data from 85 countries, including 14 Latin American economies. The results suggest that Latin America has higher interest rates, less efficient banks, and larger reserve requirements than other regions and that these factors have

R. GASTON GELOS

2009-01-01

250

The Diffusion of Online Banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

The financial services environment has been subject to changes on many fronts. Technological change and the advent of the Internet are among the most dramatic and challenging areas of change for the sector. This paper looks at retail banking and its adoption of online banking, in particular the factors driving and inhibiting adoption by banks. An international Delphi study confirms

Laura Bradley; Kate Stewart

2003-01-01

251

The impact of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) program on radiation and tissue banking in Chile  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Tissue Banking Project in Chile started as an idea in 1996. Before 1996 in Chile there were only a few small bone banks\\u000a working with their own standards of quality. The first tissue bank (LPTR) was established in 1998, with the technical and\\u000a financial support of the IAEA. Since 2001, the laboratory began to produce tissues for clinical use,

Paulina Aguirre Herrera; Jorge Morales Pedraza

2009-01-01

252

Comprehensive genotyping of the USA national maize inbred seed bank  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The germplasm bank at the USDA-ARS North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station (NCRPIS) in Ames, Iowa, preserves maize inbred lines from breeding programs from all over the world, including some of the key lines from the breeding history of maize. We genotyped 2,815 maize inbred accessions, mo...

253

Customer relationship management: the case of a European bank  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To convert the principle of customer relationship management (CRM) into practical guidelines for best practice in the implementation of a CRM programme in the real world. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The findings of an extensive review of the literature provide the foundations for a general CRM paradigm, which is applied to a case study of a large European bank's specification,

Adam Lindgreen; Michael Antioco

2005-01-01

254

National Trade Data Bank  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

National Trade Data Bank, U. S. Department of Commerce: Over 300,000 documents which include over 130 information programs from over 20 federal sources such as the Department's Foreign Trader's Index, the Export Yellow Pages, the Trade Opportunities Program, and Market Research Reports.

255

HPCwire Job Bank  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

HPCwire Job Bank has become the matchmaker site of choice for bringing together the best talent and the leading employers in HPC commercial computing, research, academia, and the entire ecosystem of suppliers and users of HPC systems and technology, representing career opportunities in hardware, software, middleware, sales, marketing, consulting, design, development, engineering, research, testing, customer support and production.

256

Personalized Electronic Banking Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Personalization is without a doubt a promising area that might be able to answer some of the burning questions that Internet banking must deal with today and even more in the days to come. The possibilities of personalization are not yet fully utilized, nor is there sufficient hands-on experience or research-based knowledge about the most advanced ideas of how to

Mika Hiltunen; Leo Heng; Linda Helgesen

257

Bank-a-Budget  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article gives procedures for consumer foods teachers to use to actively involve students in making independent food purchasing decisions according to the school foods lab budget and food buying principles. Included are forms used to keep records for each lab: unit bank account, meat lab evaluation, and market order. (MF)

Karls, Doris; Jordan, Elaine

1978-01-01

258

Snow Bank Detectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the city where the authors live, located on the shore of Lake Ontario, children have ample opportunity to interact with snow. Water vapor rising from the relatively warm lake surface produces tremendous "lake effect" snowfalls when frigid winter winds blow. Snow piles along roadways after each passing storm, creating impressive snow banks. When…

Olson, Eric A.; Rule, Audrey C.; Dehm, Janet

2005-01-01

259

The Protein Data Bank  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Protein Data Bank (PDB; http:\\/\\/www.rcsb.org\\/pdb\\/ ) is the single worldwide archive of structural data of biological macromolecules. This paper describes the goals of the PDB, the systems in place for data deposition and access, how to obtain further information, and near-term plans for the future development of the resource.

Helen M. Berman; John D. Westbrook; Zukang Feng; Gary Gilliland; Talapady N. Bhat; Helge Weissig; Ilya N. Shindyalov; Philip E. Bourne

2000-01-01

260

Quality in Retail Banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quality is increasingly being seen as a key strategic differentiator within the financial services sector in the UK, with most major players undertaking some form of quality initiative. Describes work undertaken within TSB Bank plc to determine both retail customer and staff perceptions of those factors which determine service quality. Initially identifies the models developed by Parasuraman et al. as

R. F. Blanchard; R. L. Galloway

1994-01-01

261

Academic Interventions Bank Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes development of a bank of interventions in response to individual student needs identified by Student Study Teams (SSTs) in the Horry County (South Carolina) school district. It also describes the training of SST members in the selection, application, and monitoring of each intervention. Following a survey that identified basic…

Jenkins, Tom; Torrens, Meg

262

Janus Serum Bank  

Cancer.gov

The Janus Serum bank was established in order to collect and store blood samples from presumably healthy individuals for future use in cancer research. The intention was to obtain information on factors important in the pathogenesis and etiology of cancer by examining blood samples obtained during the preclinical stage or latent period before the tumor has developed.

263

Blood Bank Inventory Control  

Microsoft Academic Search

Essentially, blood banks are facilities which procure, store, process, and dispense blood. To operate effectively in the face of both random supply and random demand, sizable buffer stocks of blood are maintained. The resulting inventory control problem is an extremely complex one for several reasons: (1) both supply and demand are random; (2) approximately 50 percent of all bloods demanded,

John B. Jennings

1973-01-01

264

Bank Transfer Over Quantum Channel With Digital Checks  

SciTech Connect

In recent years, many quantum cryptographic schemes have been proposed. However, it seems that there are many technical difficulties to realize them (except Quantum Key Distributions) as practical applications. In this paper, we propose a bank transfer (i.e., funds or Electronic Funds Transfer) system utilizing both classical and quantum cryptography to provide theoretically unbreakable security. This system can be realized using current technologies (e.g., linear polarizers and Faraday rotators) and requires no additional authentication and no key distribution scheme. However, a trusted third party must keep all member banks' private keys for encryption, authentication and also for functions to generate classical digital signatures.

Kanamori, Yoshito [University of Alaska] [University of Alaska; Yoo, Seong-Moo [University of Alabama, Huntsville] [University of Alabama, Huntsville; Sheldon, Frederick T [ORNL] [ORNL

2006-01-01

265

World Population  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Access and visualize world population data using the user friendly MyWorld GIS software. Data includes total population, population density, projected population, male and female population, and age specific population, etc.

This starting point example compiled by R.M. MacKay. utilizes the MyWorld (more info) Geographic Information System (GIS) software created at Norhtwestern University.

266

World oil  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Results obtained through the application of 10 prominent world oil or world energy models to 12 scenarios are reported. These scenarios were designed to bound the range of likely future world oil market outcomes. Conclusions relate to oil market trends, impacts of policies on oil prices, security of oil supplies, impacts of policies on oil security problems, use of the oil import premium in policymaking, the transition to oil substitutes, and the state of the art of world oil modeling.

Sweeney, J. L.

1982-06-01

267

Future world oil markets and trends  

SciTech Connect

This paper examines the driving forces, which cause the price of oil to move up or down, looking into the traditional economic theory of supply and demand that cause this movement; the supply consequences that result from the major exodus of exploration capital and technology moving out of the United States to other parts of the world; the consequences of the emergence of the industrializing world as a driving force in the future world demand for petroleum; the efforts of the World Bank to assist in the industrialization process; and some aspects of the offshore oil industry of the future.

O'Connor, T.E. (World Bank, Washington, DC (United States))

1994-08-01

268

WorldWideScience  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As its name implies, the WorldWideScience site is a global science gateway that is meant to help connect a worldwide audience to various national and international scientific databases. The site was developed and is maintained by the Office of Science and Technical Information (OSTI) with the U.S. Department of Energy. Visitors to the site's homepage can click on an interactive map of the world's countries to locate participants and their websites. After clicking on a country, a list of available resources will appear in a box immediately to the right of the world map. Dozens of countries are currently represented, and visitors will find Colombia's "Scientific Electronic Library Online", India's "Indian Academy of Science", and Cameroon's "African Journals Online". The site is rounded out by an advanced search option and contact information.

269

PhysioBank  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The PhsyioBank is an impressive archive of digital recordings of physiologic signals and related data for use by the biomedical research community. The website is maintained by the National Institute of Biomedical Imagining and Bioengineering and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, and new material is being added on a regular basis. Currently, the site includes biomedical signals and reports from healthy subjects and patients with a range of conditions, including congestive heart failure, epilepsy, gait disorders, and sleep apnea. First-time visitors would do well to take the interactive tour and then use the Getting Started section for locating resources. Also, visitors should make sure to look at the PhysioBank Archives. Here they will find a complete listing of all the currently available databases, organized according to the types of signals and annotations contained in each database. Finally, visitors can send queries about the site and its database via a contact form on the site's homepage.

270

Who Robbed the Bank?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students use DNA profiling to determine who robbed a bank. After they learn how the FBI's Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) is used to match crime scene DNA with tissue sample DNA, students use CODIS principles and sample DNA fragments to determine which of three suspects matches evidence obtain at a crime location. They communicate their results as if they were biomedical engineers reporting to a police crime scene investigation.

Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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Deutsche Bank Deutsche Bank S.p.A. la consociata italiana di Deutsche Bank AG che, con oltre  

E-print Network

Deutsche Bank Deutsche Bank S.p.A. è la consociata italiana di Deutsche Bank AG che, con oltre 100.000 collaboratori in più di 72 Paesi nel mondo, vanta più di 24 milioni di clienti. Deutsche Bank ricerca brillanti laureati con ottime capacità relazionali, realizzative e cognitive. Posizione Addetto Personal Banking

Robbiano, Lorenzo

272

Autism brain tissue banking.  

PubMed

One avenue of progress toward understanding the neurobiological basis of autism is through the detailed study of the post-mortem brain from affected individuals. The primary purpose of autism brain tissue banking is to make well-characterized and optimally preserved post-mortem brain tissue available to the neuroscience research community. In this paper we discuss our current understanding of the criteria for optimal characterization and preservation of post-mortem brain tissue; the pitfalls associated with inadequate clinical and neuropathological characterization and the advantages and disadvantages of post-mortem studies of the brain. We then describe the current status of the brain tissue bank supported by the Autism Tissue Program, including the demographic characteristics of the tissue donors, post-mortem interval, sex, age and the method of preservation. Finally, we provide information on the policies and procedures that govern the distribution of brain specimens by this bank and the nature of the studies that are currently being supported directly by this program. PMID:17919127

Haroutunian, Vahram; Pickett, Jane

2007-10-01

273

Bank Portfolios and the Bank Lending Channel in Austria  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyzes the adjustments in the structure of assets and liabilities of the Austrian banking sector taking place after a monetary tightening. Following increases in short-term interest rates, the share of loans to non-banks in interest-earning assets rises, which is at odds with predictions from the bank lending channel of monetary policy transmission. An extension of credit to nonfinancial

Johann Burgstaller; Johannes Kepler

274

The Bank Lending Channel and Monetary Policy Rules for European Banks: Further Extensions  

E-print Network

1 The Bank Lending Channel and Monetary Policy Rules for European Banks: Further Extensions Nicholas Apergis Department of Banking & Financial Management University of Piraeus 18534 Piraeus GREECE Department of Banking & Financial Management University of Piraeus 18534 Piraeus GREECE Abstract

Ahmad, Sajjad

275

The effects of culture on banking strategy : a study of three banks in three countries  

E-print Network

Every company pursues a different strategy, and banks are no different. In the banking industry, each bank performs its business based on its own business strategies. Japanese banks have different strategies, but in terms ...

Kuroiwa, Seiichi

2006-01-01

276

Understanding the high profitability of Chinese banks  

Microsoft Academic Search

The big Chinese state-owned banks came as winners out of the global financial crisis. According to the Banker ranking, Chinese banks led the global banking profitability ranking through the years from 2008 to 2010 and contributed one fifth of global banking profits in 2010. The Chinese banking sector, which was deemed as wholly insolvent ten years ago, was reborn like

Horst Löchel; Helena Xiang Li

2011-01-01

277

Outlook to 2060 for World Forests and Forest Industries  

E-print Network

Outlook to 2060 for World Forests and Forest Industries A Technical Document Supporting the Forest. Weaver Blvd. Asheville, NC 28804 www.srs.fs.usda.gov #12;Outlook to 2060 for World Forests and Forest

Mladenoff, David

278

The importance of establishing an international network of tissue banks and regional tissue processing centers.  

PubMed

During the past four decades, many tissue banks have been established across the world with the aim of supplying sterilized tissues for clinical use and research purposes. Between 1972 and 2005, the International Atomic Energy Agency supported the establishment of more than sixty of these tissue banks in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, Africa and Eastern Europe; promoted the use of the ionizing radiation technique for the sterilization of the processed tissues; and encouraged cooperation between the established tissue banks during the implementation of its program on radiation and tissue banking at national, regional and international levels. Taking into account that several of the established tissue banks have gained a rich experience in the procurement, processing, sterilization, storage, and medical use of sterilized tissues, it is time now to strengthen further international and regional cooperation among interested tissue banks located in different countries. The purpose of this cooperation is to share the experience gained by these banks in the procurement, processing, sterilization, storage, and used of different types of tissues in certain medical treatments and research activities. This could be done through the establishment of a network of tissue banks and a limited number of regional tissue processing centers in different regions of the world. PMID:23765095

Morales Pedraza, Jorge

2014-03-01

279

77 FR 65382 - Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Minnesota 55480-0291: 1. Jill M. Frei Trust, Wagner, South Dakota, (Security National Bank of South...acquire voting shares of Commercial State Bank of Wagner, both in Wagner, South Dakota. B. Federal Reserve Bank of...

2012-10-26

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12 CFR 7.1003 - Money lent at banking offices or at other than banking offices.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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12 CFR 7.1003 - Money lent at banking offices or at other than banking offices.  

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12 CFR 7.1003 - Money lent at banking offices or at other than banking offices.  

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12 CFR 7.1003 - Money lent at banking offices or at other than banking offices.  

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The Implementation of Mobile Bank Usage from marketing point of view of bank managers in Jordan.  

E-print Network

The Implementation of Mobile Bank Usage from marketing point of view of bank managers in Jordan of view in Jordan on the different dimensions of the study (Gender of bank managers, Age of bank managers between the Implementation of Mobile Bank Usage from marketing point of view of bank managers in Jordan

285

The Effects of Bank Ownership Type on Banking Relationships and Multiple Banking in Developing Economies Detailed Evidence from India  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is extensive research on banking relationships, multiple banking, and bank ownership types - foreign-owned, state-owned, and private, domestically-owned banks. However, no prior studies to our knowledge have directly tested the abilities of these ownership types to provide the main banking relationship or second banking relationship with firms, or investigated the effects of these ownership types in determining whether firms

Allen N. Berger; Leora F. Klapper; Maria Soledad Martinez Peria; Rida Zaidi

2005-01-01

286

An Empirical Study of Internet Usage, Online Shopping, and Online Banking Behavior of Turkish University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study reviews the global trends in Internet access and concludes the rest of the world is rapidly catching up with the Western world. The study then shifts to the Turkish case and reports the findings of a survey conducted at a Turkish University that focused on Internet usage, online shopping and online banking. The results indicate that a large

Fahri Unsal; Nursel Ruzgar; Bahadtin Ruzgar

2008-01-01

287

Closing the Digital Divide: Evaluation of the World Links Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to this digital divide between developed and developing countries in their use of computers to prepare students for the global economy, the World Bank and, subsequently, the World Links organization provided schools in developing countries with networked computers and training that supports integration of ICT into teaching. This…

Kozma, Robert; McGhee, Ray; Quellmalz, Edys; Zalles, Dan

2004-01-01

288

All Students Can Write Poetry: World War I Poems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes how a 10th-grade English teacher brings a historical event such as World War I to life with words and visuals of the time. Discusses World War I poems as products of that era, and helps students realize they have the stream of language inside themselves by journaling, making a "word bank," and writing poems. (SR)

Sanchez, Rebecca

1999-01-01

289

Minority banks and minority communities: Are minority banks good neighbors?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The lagging development of many minority communities has had an adverse effect on economic growth in the United States. One factor historically associated with creating or exacerbating this minority problem is the unwillingness of banks to service minority communities adequately. The federal government used two initiatives to address banks' reluctance to aid minorities: the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) that ended

Ann B. Matasar; Deborah D. Pavelka

2004-01-01

290

Bricks vs clicks: entrepreneurial online banking behaviour and relationship banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Little research has been conducted on the effects of information technology on financing entrepreneurial businesses or small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The purpose of this paper is to examine the impacts of entrepreneurial online banking and relationship banking on the severity of financial problems perceived by entrepreneurs and their interactive effect. It also investigates how characteristics of

Liang Han

2008-01-01

291

31 CFR 515.314 - Banking institution.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Banking institution. 515.314 Section 515.314...REGULATIONS General Definitions § 515.314 Banking institution. The term banking institution shall include any person...

2013-07-01

292

31 CFR 515.314 - Banking institution.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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2012-07-01

293

31 CFR 515.314 - Banking institution.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-07-01

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31 CFR 515.314 - Banking institution.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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2014-07-01

295

31 CFR 500.314 - Banking institution.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-07-01

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31 CFR 515.314 - Banking institution.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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2011-07-01

297

Idea Bank: Changing Misconceptions  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

During student-centered learning activities, students actively engage in their own learning based on individual prior understandings. It can be difficult for a teacher to know if students fully understand the concepts being presented, especially if they do not comment or ask questions because they are shy or afraid of getting something wrong. Teachers may not know students' true ideas until they express themselves on a written summative exam, and then it is often too late to correct them before rushing off to the next topic. Therefore, the author uses pretests, daily learning logs, and posttests to assess student learning and change misconceptions. She shares her strategy in this month's Idea Bank.

Tara Holzmiller

2008-12-01

298

Virus World  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by the Institute for Molecular Virology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, this Web site offers high quality virus images that may be used for seminar presentations or any other noncommercial use. Users can choose from American Society for Virology conference poster images, enhanced EM pictures, and images of virology-related book and journal covers. Images may be searched by virus name; the results page will provide links to summary information from the Protein Data Bank and to the Scripps Research Institute's Virus Particle Explorer. Movie animations and relevant links are provided for some of the virus images. Users can also access tutorials on virus structure and other topics.

2005-12-14

299

ISDN World Wide Web page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

ISDN World Wide Web page is now available which lets you flip between product info from different ISDN cards, software, and ISDN Internet access vendors quickly, making comparisons easy. It also has links to all known online technical specs related to ISDN. You can even order ISDN equipment online (gasp!). New info is constantly being added, and input is welcome.

300

Technical Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An approach is described for the incorporation of technical writing instruction into a chemistry course for college seniors. The approach uses a guide to technical writing and one or two lectures. (BB)

Switzer, W. L.

1978-01-01

301

Pedagogical Challenges for the World Wide Web.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents some of the perceived pedagogical challenges posed by use of the World Wide Web. Proposes that the debate surrounding use of the Web in university teaching should center on learning and not technical issues. Learning issues and challenges discussed in this article include learning approaches, using the technical features of the Web to…

Fetherston, Tony

2001-01-01

302

World Weather  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What's going on in the world of weather? Are there storms around Sri Lanka? What about the snows of Kilimanjaro? These can be pressing questions, indeed, and the World Weather app is a great way to stay in touch with weather patterns around the globe. Users will find that they can just type in a city name to see the current weather and also zoom around the globe as they see fit. It's a remarkable addition to the world of existing weather tracking apps and is compatible with all operating systems.

Elias, Jaume S.

2014-02-20

303

Koko's World  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Koko's World is provided by the Gorilla Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to "bring interspecies communication to the public, in order to save gorillas from extinction, and inspire our children to create a better future for all the great apes." KokoTV, part of the Koko's World Web site, offers video clips of Koko (the famous signing gorilla) communicating with friends. A recently added clip contains footage of Koko purring, an expression of contentment. In watching this and the eight other available video clips, it's easy to see how Koko has charmed countless people around the world.

2002-01-01

304

Communication Skills for Banking Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The communications skills course was developed for bank employees who are non-native speakers of English, to assist them in improving their English and knowledge of the American workplace culture and to increase productivity. It consists of three instructional levels. Topics covered in level 1 reflect concerns of bank managers about basic…

Fairfax County Public Schools, Falls Church, VA. Office of Adult and Community Education.

305

Community Banks and Internet Commerce  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the factors affecting a community bank's decision to develop Internet-based applications using survey data from representative community banks and secondary data regarding the financial institution's financial performance data (Call Reports). The results from a logistic regression show that there is a significant size effect in developing web and Internet commerce applications. Other factors determining Internet commerce activities

Ram N. Acharya; Albert Kagan

2004-01-01

306

Enhanced Authentication In Online Banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

The online banking environment has grown tremendously over the past several years and will continue to grow as financial institutions continue to strive to allow customers to complete money transfers, pay bills, and access critical information online. During this same time, online banking has been plagued by Internet criminals and fraudsters attempting to steal customer information. Phishing, pharming, and other

Gregory D. Williamson

307

Trees, land, and labor. World Bank environment paper  

SciTech Connect

The paper presents the results of a research study which investigated the establishment, management and clearance of woodlots by farmers in a densely populated area of Kenya. It analyzes the factors which influenced their decisions to plant or clear their woodlots and shows how these are primarily related to the family lifecycle and the agricultural input and product markets in which they operate.

Dewees, P.A.

1993-12-01

308

Monitoring Educational Performance in the Caribbean. World Bank Working Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study represents a first attempt at providing a comprehensive quantification of educational outcomes in the Caribbean region. Its main objectives are: (1) to define a set of operationally relevant education indicators; (2) to provide a database of comparable education indicators in Caribbean countries where data is available, namely Belize,…

di Gropello, Emanuela

309

Vietnam: Education Financing. A World Bank Country Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the system of education and training in Vietnam and poses the question: what changes in educational policies will ensure that students who pass through the system today will acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for Vietnam to successfully complete the transition from a planned to a market economy? The report…

World Bank, Washington, DC.

310

Railways and energy. World Bank staff working paper  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper addresses questions which arise in discussions about the effects which increases in oil prices have on railway development. Part I of the paper reviews the relative energy efficiencies of rail and of road transport, and measures for decreasing railway energy consumption. Only energy used for traction is considered. Part II is a review of the factors which determine

Alston

1984-01-01

311

Category 1: World's best journals Journal of Banking and Finance  

E-print Network

: Leading specialist journals Financial Analysts Journal Financial Management Journal of Business Finance of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money Journal of Multinational Financial Management Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis Journal of Financial Economics Review of Financial Studies Category 2A

Zhang, Zhengjun

312

Poverty and Nutrition in Bolivia. A World Bank Country Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In Bolivia, malnutrition afflicts about 25 percent of children under 3 and 12-24 percent of women. It contributes to high death rates, immune deficiency, learning disabilities, and low work productivity. Malnutrition and its effects are particularly severe among poor, rural, and indigenous populations. Malnutrition is both caused by and causes…

McGuire, Judith; Lopez, Cynthia

313

Physics World  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by the Institute of Physics, Physics World brings together "news, views and information for the global physics community." First-time users may wish to wander through the site's blog, which contains compelling entries on how athletes could benefit from an understanding of the physics of their sports. The site is also a fast-moving place to get news from the field, via the Headlines area. Scholars and others should scroll down to the White Papers area, which features compelling new works from a range of institutes and professional organizations. The Multimedia section is quite a pip, as it contains reports on the hunt for the elusive Higgs boson and a report on how plasma applications are shaping the modern world. Finally, the In depth area collects reports from the world's leading physicists and professional science writers on topics from radioactive contamination to modeling the entire universe. Interested visitors can sign up for the Physics World RSS feeds on the site.

2012-07-13

314

The World  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Any effort to provide high-quality news coverage of events around the world must include a crack team of international correspondents drawn from some of the world's most prominent news organizations. Fortunately, Public Radio International's well-regarded program, The World, draws on correspondents from the BBC and other respected news agencies. On their well-organized site, visitors can listen to each program in its entirety, or move through a number of online-only special reports, which include features on Afghanistan and ethnic conflicts in Africa. The World's site also offers three different podcasts and RSS feeds. Another fine feature of the site is the section where reporters for their program offer journals from their recent investigative excursions to Israel, Mexico, China, and Northern Ireland. Overall, the site is a fine way to stay up to date with current events of importance from Ghana to Goa.

315

World Development Report 1999/2000  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Released on September 15, 1999, the 22nd edition of this annual report from the World Bank Organization examines the effects of globalization and localization on the world economy in the coming millennium. Along with the full report, which can be downloaded by chapter in .pdf format, this extensive Website includes overviews of the World Development Report in general and the 1999/2000 report in particular. An online slide show guides users through the basics of globalization and localization with clear graphs and charts along with accompanying text. The 1998 and 1997 reports are also available from this site.

316

Temperature World  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Temperature World.com gives in-depth and varied information on temperature. The site offers links to a temperature converter, world city temperatures, a printable temperature conversion table, temperature forecasts, temperature related product recalls, and information on metal temperature by color. It also contains explanations of earth temperature issues, temperature sensors and controls, organizations and standards, temperature tools, and more. A unique and thorough site, it can be enjoyed by visitors of any age.

317

Advertising World  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Billed as "The Ultimate Marketing Communications Guide," Advertising World has been created by the department of advertising at University of Texas at Austin. Advertising World is a comprehensive directory of marketing communications information ranging from online discussion lists to lists of sites featuring online advertisements for specific products to a page called unconventional media, which includes advertising on hot air balloons, cargo containers, and the roofs of city buses. The Websites are tersely annotated and are organized in alphabetical order.

318

World Wide Web Consortium  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Founded in 1994, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been primarily concerned with âÂÂâ¦developing protocols and guidelines that ensure long-term growth for the Web.â To do so, they draw on a set of international professionals and experts throughout the field of computer science and related fields. The W3C is led by Tim Berners-Lee, who directs the project and who was also responsible for inventing the World Wide Web. First-time visitors should take a look through the âÂÂNew Visitorsâ area, which includes a basic overview of where to find certain materials, such as their technical reports and how to sign up for their mailing lists. Another way to look over some of their materials is by browsing their âÂÂA to Zâ section on the homepage, which covers everything from accessibility to XML encryption.

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12 CFR 225.129 - Activities closely related to banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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12 CFR 204.8 - International banking facilities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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12 CFR 337.11 - Effect on other banking practices.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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12 CFR 225.123 - Activities closely related to banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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12 CFR 225.131 - Activities closely related to banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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12 CFR 204.8 - International banking facilities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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12 CFR 204.8 - International banking facilities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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12 CFR 337.11 - Effect on other banking practices.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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2012-01-01

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Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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12 CFR 204.8 - International banking facilities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

12 Banks and Banking 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false International banking facilities. 204.8 Section 204.8 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM RESERVE...

2011-01-01

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12 CFR 337.11 - Effect on other banking practices.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

12 Banks and Banking 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Effect on other banking practices. 337.11 Section 337.11 Banks and Banking FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION REGULATIONS AND STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY...

2010-01-01

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12 CFR 1290.6 - Bank community support programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

12 Banks and Banking 10 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Bank community support programs. 1290...Section 1290.6 Banks and Banking FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE...HOUSING GOALS AND MISSION COMMUNITY SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS...

2014-01-01

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12 CFR 1290.6 - Bank community support programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

12 Banks and Banking 9 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Bank community support programs. 1290...Section 1290.6 Banks and Banking FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE...HOUSING GOALS AND MISSION COMMUNITY SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS...

2012-01-01

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US Banking in the Last Fifty Years: Growth and Adaptation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Released in August 2002, this working paper from the Social Systems Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin provides a broad overview of the dramatic changes within the commercial banking sector of the United States during the past fifty years. Authored by Professor Emeritus Donald D. Hester of the University's economics department, the paper proceeds chronologically from the conclusion of World War II and provides some comparative insights between the banking situation of the 1920s in the United States with those of the past ten years. Throughout the work, Professor Hester focuses his attention on banking practices, portfolio composition, and the changing role of banks as financial intermediaries. In the course of his work, Professor Hester concludes that banks have been increasingly discarding their traditional mode of financing loans and investments with deposits they collect, instead becoming brokers who originate loans and then use securitization to lodge them with other investors who are likely to be less informed and correspondingly more vulnerable to losses.

Hester, Donald D.

2002-01-01

345

WORLD OCEAN ATLAS 2013 Product Documentation  

E-print Network

WORLD OCEAN ATLAS 2013 Product Documentation Ocean Climate Laboratory NODC / NESDIS / NOAA Silver: World Ocean Atlas 2013 Product Documentation. T. Boyer, Ed.; A. Mishonov, Technical Ed.; 14 pp-scale distributions and low-frequency variability from seasonal-to-decadal time scales of ocean properties. He was one

346

Millennium Seed Bank Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A number of organizations have developed a concerted interest in establishing seed banks to protect the wide diversity of existing plant life for future generations. The Royal Botanic Gardens is currently working on their own project, whose ultimate goal is to collect 24,000 plant species. So far, they have successfully secured samples from almost all of the native flowering plants in the United Kingdom, and their work continues on in the present day. Many visitors to the site will want to peruse their homepage and the helpful graphic (a peapod) helps orient first-time visitors to the various sections on the site, such as "Solving Seed Problems" and their publications and data area. The site also includes a field manual for those who would like to collect their own seeds in the field as well as data about the seeds collected thus far in the Seed Information Database.

2005-01-01

347

Credit Unions vs. Banks  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This week's In the News looks at the debate between the banks and credit unions over the issues of membership. The nine resources discussed provide background information about the debate and the arguments from both sides of the issue. On February 25, 1998, the Supreme Court ruled that the National Credit Union Administration's policy of permitting federal credit unions to serve multiple unrelated groups was unlawful. As a result, the credit union lobby persuaded the House of Representatives to overwhelmingly pass HR 1151, the Credit Union Membership Access Act, by a vote of 411-8. HR 1151 will allow credit unions to form multiple common bonds with certain limitations. Similar legislation is now under consideration in the Senate.

Ng, Thiam Hee.

1998-01-01

348

Current status of cord blood banking and transplantation in the United States and Europe.  

PubMed

Cord blood (CB) transplantation has expanded the ability of the transplantation community to meet the growing needs of their patients. Clinical data over the last decade show promising results in CB transplantation using blood from related as well as unrelated donors. Basic science continues to look for ways to expand the quality and quantity of CB. CB banks are now established around the world, with major efforts to standardize banking to facilitate regulation, collection, processing, and distribution as a way of providing the highest-quality CB for patient use. This review article discusses the current status of CB transplantation and banking in the United States and Europe. PMID:11787526

Ballen, K; Broxmeyer, H E; McCullough, J; Piaciabello, W; Rebulla, P; Verfaillie, C M; Wagner, J E

2001-01-01

349

Georgia Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report  

E-print Network

. (4) Upstream Regulation Forecast Adjustment for U.S. River Basins, , Aris Georgakakos co-PI, Georgia Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Geological Survey, and the U.S, and Europe with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, World Bank, Food and Agriculture

350

Understanding Bank Runs: The Importance of Depositor-Bank Relationships  

E-print Network

We use unique depositor-level data for a bank that faced a run to understand the factors that affect depositor behavior. We find uninsured depositors are most likely to run. Deposit insurance helps, but is only partially ...

Iyer, Rajkamal

351

Understanding registration influences for electronic banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

The growth in online or e-banking has resulted in customers interacting with their banks through remote technological channels to a greater extent. That said, there is much variation in online banking registration and adoption levels and little is understood about actual customer motivators and perceived barriers to registration for online banking services. As part of a larger study exploring the

Mark Durkin

2007-01-01

352

Bank Privatization, Finance, and Growth Daniel Berkowitz*  

E-print Network

Bank Privatization, Finance, and Growth Daniel Berkowitz* University of Pittsburgh Mark Hoekstra whether privatizing state-owned banks improves finance and economic growth. To do so, we exploit regional banking variation in Russia induced by the idiosyncratic creation of "specialized banks" in the last years

Behmer, Spencer T.

353

Online Banking Authentication Using Mobile Phones  

Microsoft Academic Search

Online banking authentication plays an important role in the field of online banking security. In past years, a number of methods, including password token, short message password, and USB token, have been developed for online banking authentication. In this paper, we introduce a new authentication protocol for online banking. Our approach enhances performance and robustness against various attacks by using

Xing Fang; Justin Zhan

2010-01-01

354

Liquidity risk and performance of banking system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine liquidity risk in Pakistani banks and evaluate the effect on banks' profitability. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Data are retrieved from the balance sheets, income statements and notes of 22 Pakistani banks during 2004-2009. Multiple regressions are applied to assess the impact of liquidity risk on banks' profitability. Findings – The results of

Ahmed Arif; Ahmed Nauman Anees

2012-01-01

355

China's Banking Reform: The Remaining Agenda  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since 1994, China has endeavoured to establish a banking system that works more closely to commercial principles by transforming the specialized banks (SBs) into state-owned commercial banks (SOCBs). However, lending decisions of the SOCBs were still determined by state directives instead of profitability consideration. This paper argues that although the post-WTO banking reforms have accomplished staggering results, China's SOCBs need

Charles C. L. Kwong

2011-01-01

356

Market Discipline and Bank Charter Value: The Case of Two Safe Banking Industries  

E-print Network

Market Discipline and Bank Charter Value: The Case of Two Safe Banking Industries Mamiza Haqa discipline and bank charter value using a panel dataset of publicly-listed domestic banks in Australia). Overall, our results show a positive relationship between market discipline and bank charter value

Boyer, Edmond

357

Deregulation, the Internet, and the competitive viability of large banks and community banks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Deregulation, technological change, and increased competitive rivalry are transforming U.S. commercial banking from an industry dominated by thousands of small, locally focused banks into an industry where a handful of large banks could potentially span the nation and control the majority of its bank deposits. This paper examines the comparative strengths and weaknesses of large and small banks in this

Robert DeYoung; William C. Hunter

2001-01-01

358

Determinants of Bank Profitability in a Developing Economy: Empirical Evidence from the China Banking Sector  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Chinese banking sector has undergone noteworthy financial reforms, which significantly metamorphosed the banking system. This article seeks to examine the determinants of the profitability of the Chinese banking sector. The empirical analysis is confined to the four State Owned Commercial Banks (SOCBs) and the 12 Joint Stock Commercial Banks (JSCBs) during the postreform period of 2000–2007. The empirical findings

Fadzlan Sufian

2009-01-01

359

Tattoo World  

Microsoft Academic Search

Presents a holistic look at the world of tattoo. Covers the history of the practice of tattooing in Europe, Asia, and the Pacific. Discusses such major issues as tattooing in relation to the body, authenticity, commodification and meaning, functions, medical and legal concerns, the impact of technological developments on the practice, and the increase in popularity of tattooing in recent

Agnieszka Marczak

2007-01-01

360

World Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a report that deals with several topics from different parts of the world. A system for creating more meaningful maps, the recycling of organic wastes in agriculture in China, and producing pigs and poultry without pollution problems are among the topics presented. (HM)

Ceres, 1978

1978-01-01

361

Water world  

Microsoft Academic Search

We reproduced a beautiful sea and animals in the ocean by the latest software technology. They show their life in the great water world. Wave, splash, bubble and all fluid movement were created by our original fluid simulator to bling realistic and correct expression. In the beautiful ocean, dolphins, whale sharks, great white sharks, humpback whales and other beautiful animals

Makoto Chiba

2010-01-01

362

The Electronic Banking Resource Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Electronic Banking Resource Center, provided by an MBA graduate student at Ohio State University, is a one stop resource for information about banking on the Internet. It contains pointers to explanations of various open payment standards; a FAQ on electronic money/Internet payment systems that discusses such issues as challenges of Internet payment systems, electronic cash, credit cards, and checks and the Web, and advice for merchants on the Internet, among others; a page of pointers to examples of Internet financial transactions; and a large page of pointers to banks on the Internet. The Resource Center also contains pointers to other banking related sites. http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~damm/Lehre/E-Money/InternetPayment.html

363

Idea Bank: Explaining Biological Phenomena  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this Idea Bank, the author provides two classroom activities that integrate argumentation, explanation, and the use of evidence with biology content. The first example fits within an ecology unit; the second works well in one on evolution. These exampl

Levin, Daniel M.

2010-09-01

364

Blood Banking in Living Droplets  

E-print Network

Blood banking has a broad public health impact influencing millions of lives daily. It could potentially benefit from emerging biopreservation technologies. However, although vitrification has shown advantages over traditional ...

Samot, Josh

365

12 CFR Appendix D to Part 229 - Indorsement, Reconverting Bank Identification, and Truncating Bank Identification Standards  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Identification, and Truncating Bank Identification Standards D Appendix D to Part 229 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM...COLLECTION OF CHECKS (REGULATION CC) Pt. 229, App. D Appendix D to Part 229—Indorsement,...

2011-01-01

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12 CFR Appendix D to Part 229 - Indorsement, Reconverting Bank Identification, and Truncating Bank Identification Standards  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Identification, and Truncating Bank Identification Standards D Appendix D to Part 229 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM...COLLECTION OF CHECKS (REGULATION CC) Pt. 229, App. D Appendix D to Part 229—Indorsement, Reconverting...

2013-01-01

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12 CFR Appendix D to Part 229 - Indorsement, Reconverting Bank Identification, and Truncating Bank Identification Standards  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Identification, and Truncating Bank Identification Standards D Appendix D to Part 229 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM...COLLECTION OF CHECKS (REGULATION CC) Pt. 229, App. D Appendix D to Part 229—Indorsement,...

2012-01-01

368

12 CFR Appendix D to Part 229 - Indorsement, Reconverting Bank Identification, and Truncating Bank Identification Standards  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Identification, and Truncating Bank Identification Standards D Appendix D to Part 229 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM...COLLECTION OF CHECKS (REGULATION CC) Pt. 229, App. D Appendix D to Part 229—Indorsement,...

2010-01-01

369

Introduction Operations Management of Blood Banking Systems Blood Banking Systems Network Design Supply Chain Network  

E-print Network

Introduction Operations Management of Blood Banking Systems Blood Banking Systems Network Design Supply Chain Network Operations Management and Design of A Sustainable Blood Banking System Amir Masoumi SCHMGT 597LG - Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare Isenberg School of Management University

Nagurney, Anna

370

Development of superconductive microwave filters for mobile communications and filter banks  

Microsoft Academic Search

The development of superconductive microwave filters connected to the use of cooled electronics is now in the critical phase of system integration. All the different steps of filter development, design and fabrication must be controlled, reproducible and technically realisable by conventional microelectronics tools. We developed filters for mobile communications and filter banks with the goal of optimising these aspects. Lanthanum

B. Marcilhac; Y. Lemaitre; D. Mansart; J. C. Mage

1999-01-01

371

V-TECS Criterion-Referenced Test Item Bank for Radiologic Technology Occupations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Vocational-Technical Education Consortium of States (V-TECS) criterion-referenced test item bank provides 696 multiple-choice items and 33 matching items for radiologic technology occupations. These job titles are included: radiologic technologist, chief; radiologic technologist; nuclear medicine technologist; radiation therapy technologist;…

Reneau, Fred; And Others

372

Research on Online Payment Mode Based On Internet Banking Payment Gateway  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to make online payment mode based on Internet banking payment gateway (IBPG) sever the e-business better, there are important realistic meanings to study its business process, security authentication, interface standard and technical realization. Have described the basic online payment process of this mode; have probed into the realization way of this mode from respects, such as system structure,

Qifeng Yang; Zhengwei Cheng; Ping Song

2007-01-01

373

World Learning  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A number of international organizations have seen fit to engage in broad-based projects in order to create and sustain social change in various parts of the world. The World Learning for International Development organization is one such entity, and for the past eight decades it has been involved in programs that "are based on local partnerships with people who have an active and respected role in addressing their own development challenges". Currently, the organization's programs take place in more than 50 countries, and are organized around the themes of education, civil society, and training and exchange. From the homepage, visitors can view some of the organization's timely publications and also read about its latest success stories in place such as Albania and Malawi.

374

Spice World  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, learners create a map showing the origins of spices and herbs from a favorite recipe(s). Learners first research the origins of the ingredients and then locate them on a world map. Learners glue a bit of each spice to its "home" country and add labels. This activity guide includes extensions for younger and older children, tips for parents, and links.

National Geographic Xpeditions

2008-01-01

375

Dilmaya's World  

E-print Network

many clothes, as much food as I needed, a cupboard of drink and another of medicine. Dilmaya had few, and often worn, clothes, often little food and no medicines. I had never gone through the shock of pregnancy and childbirth as Dilmaya had done... remotest of simple hunter-gatherers in an Australian or African desert, it is difficult to think how our worlds could have been further apart – mentally, morally, spiritually, economically, politically, educationally, or in terms of clan, gender, wealth...

Alan, Macfarlane

2014-08-27

376

US Credit Conditions: Federal Reserve Bank of New York  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Whether economic conditions are good or bad, inquiring minds want to know about mortgage delinquencies, foreclosures, and their impacts on communities across the United States. Drawing on data provided by one of the nation's dominant credit agencies, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has created this dynamic map that tracks credit conditions related to auto loans, bank cards, mortgages, and student loans. On the website's homepage, visitors can zoom in on different counties across the country, and also toggle different data sets on and off on the display map. The site also includes a set of technical notes, a glossary, and a link to subscribe to email alerts. Also, visitors can display information from the current fiscal quarter, or look at year-by-year change.

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Acces en Conversationnel au Fichier World Transindex. [Online Access to the World Transindex File].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A database providing bibliographic information and the source for translations of scientific and technical literature from Eastern Europe and Asia into western languages, World Transindex includes the information which was published until 1977 in the World Index of Scientific Translations, Transatom Bulletin, and Bulletin of Translations. It was…

Pelissier, Denise; Mallet, Monorama

378

An assessment of biofuel use and burning of agricultural waste in the developing world  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present an assessment of biofuel use and agricultural field burning in the developing world. We used information from government statistics, energy assessments from the World Bank, and many technical reports, as well as from discussions with experts in agronomy, forestry, and agro-industries. We estimate that 2060 Tg biomass fuel was used in the developing world in 1985; of this, 66% was burned in Asia, and 21% and 13% in Africa and Latin America, respectively. Agricultural waste supplies about 33% of total biofuel use, providing 39%, 29%, and 13% of biofuel use in Asia, Latin America, and Africa, and 41% and 51% of the biofuel use in India and China. We find that 400 Tg of crop residues are burned in the fields, with the fraction of available residue burned in 1985 ranging from 1% in China, 16-30% in the Middle East and India, to about 70% in Indonesia; in Africa about 1% residue is burned in the fields of the northern drylands, but up to 50% in the humid tropics. We distributed this biomass burning on a spatial grid with resolution of 1° × 1°, and applied emission factors to the amount of dry matter burned to give maps of trace gas emissions in the developing world. The emissions of CO from biofuel use in the developing world, 156 Tg, are about 50% of the estimated global CO emissions from fossil fuel use and industry. The emission of 0.9 Pg C (as CO2) from burning of biofuels and field residues together is small, but nonnegligible when compared with the emissions of CO2 from fossil fuel use and industry, 5.3 Pg C. The biomass burning source of 10 Tg/yr for CH4 and 2.2 Tg N/yr of NOx are relatively small when compared with total CH4 and NOx sources; this source of NOx may be important on a regional basis.

Yevich, Rosemarie; Logan, Jennifer A.

2003-12-01

379

Economic Efficiency of Texas Country Banks.  

E-print Network

and Philadelphia Reserve Dis- tricts. Expenses among Texas banks ranged from 6.64 cents (small banks) to 4.92 cents (large banks) per dollar of loans and invest- mts, as compared with a range of 5.65 to 4.79 among member mtry banks of the Chicago District and 4....14 in the Philadelphia District. The average rate charged on loans among Texas banks ranged from 9.51 to 6.81 per cent, as compared with a range of 7.36 to 6.05 per cent in the Chicago District. CONTENTS Page Introduction 3 Classification of Texas banks...

Lee, Virgil P. (Virgil Porter)

1932-01-01

380

Idea Bank: Microscopic Impressionism  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Claude Monet meets the world of science through Histro-Art, a concept that was conceived from the impressions of an 11th and 12th-grade college preparatory human anatomy and physiology class who were studying histology using a micro-video system. As they observed a slide of smooth muscle, one student noticed the resemblance to impressionist art, and thus the concept was born. In this engaging activity, students observe microscopic slide tissue and interpret impressionism theory using various mediums to create their own art pieces. It is sure to leave them with a lasting "impression" of the connection between art and science.

John Reitnauer

2005-04-01

381

Wumpus World  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Giorgio Ingargiola, Associate Profession of Computer and Information Science at Temple University, has created the Wumpus World as an example of knowledge representation, reasoning, and planning to "introduce the Situation Calculus, the Frame Problem, and a variety of axioms." The axioms presented include Effect Axioms, Frame Axioms, and Successor-State Axioms. The lesson is followed by four questions which ask students to reflect and evaluate what they have just learned. This site is an excellent resource for calculus educators, and for students looking to further their calculus skills.

Ingargiola, Giorgio

2008-04-07

382

10 Banking & Financial Services Policy Report Volume 27 Number 10 October 2008 Operational Risk Under Basel II: A Model  

E-print Network

Risk Under Basel II: A Model for Extreme Risk Evaluation By James Franklin "Banking compliance in world of world government, and its methods mark an important advance in the handling of risk. In particular, its such as the general public or national governments).3 History of International Finance and Global Risks The financial

Franklin, James

383

Assessment of river bank erosion in Southern Minnesota rivers post European settlement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

River bank erosion is one of the major sources of sediment for many rivers around the world. With the current emphasis on developing total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for impaired waters in the United States, there is heightened interest in quantifying background sediment levels in rivers. In this study, we assessed variations in river bank erosion over time using a combination of 1855 Public Land Survey System plats, aerial photographs from 1938 to 2009, and light detection and ranging (lidar) data from 2005 to 2009 for sediment impaired rivers in Southern Minnesota. Results showed that bank erosion was episodic, making comparisons of erosion rates from dissimilar time intervals unreliable. For comparable time intervals, average river bank retreat rates (0.51 m yr- 1 from 1855 to 1938 vs. 0.37 m yr- 1 from 1938 to 2009) were statistically similar (t = 2.13, p = 0.14) suggesting that bank erosion rates have remained stable since European settlement. Comparisons over shorter time intervals of 1938-1971 and 1971-2009 also showed similar statistical trends (t = 0.76, p = 0.45) with average river bank retreat rates of 0.57 and 0.50 m yr- 1, respectively. However, additional 145 observations of bank retreat were found in the period 1971-2009 relative to 1938-1971, indicating that the number of actively eroding river banks may have increased over time. Contrary to assumptions made in the literature, bank erosion measurements using lidar data showed a poor relationship (r2 = 0.01 to 0.36) with river bank physical features (face area, inclined surface area, length, slope, height, and aspect), thus suggesting that extrapolating a limited number of bank erosion observations to the whole length of a river will lead to erroneous predictions. This lack of relationship was expected considering that most of these bank physical features do not fully represent bank erosion processes such as seepage, freeze-thaw, river migration, under cutting and sapping. We conclude that, in assessing conservation measures or developing TMDLs to manage river sediment loads, (1) background levels of suspended sediments from river bank erosion should be established using comparable time intervals, and (2) up scaling of discrete volume loss measurements to an entire reach should be avoided.

Kessler, Andrew C.; Gupta, Satish C.; Brown, Melinda K.

2013-11-01

384

78 FR 20643 - Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...of Finlayson Bancshares, Inc., Finlayson, Minnesota, and thereby indirectly retain voting shares of Northview Bank, Sandstone, Minnesota, and First Independent Bank, Russell, Minnesota. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System,...

2013-04-05

385

76 FR 4896 - Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...retain voting shares of Biscayne Bancshares, Inc., and thereby indirectly retain voting shares of Biscayne Bank, both in Coconut Grove, Florida. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Dennis Denney, Assistant Vice President) 1 Memorial Drive,...

2011-01-27

386

Frontline: World  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The PBS television news program, Frontline, has been applauded over the years for its fine coverage of important national and international topics that demand intensive research and a commitment to investigative journalism. This relatively recent addition to the program, Frontline: World aims "to not only help fill the void in current international news coverage but also to engage the American public in global stories that resonate in their own lives." Each episode of Frontline: World contains two or three short stories, told by an eclectic group of video journalists and reporters who are working in various countries, such as Sierra Leone, Bhutan, and Bolivia. On the site, visitors can watch the programs in their entirety, browsing through a list of programs organized by location, date, place or theme. Visitors can also take part in lively online discussion forums, which are provided as a place for viewers to debate and discuss some of the complex problems and issues raised by these short features. The site also includes an area for educators that features helpful educational materials, and a place where they may sign up to receive email updates about new materials and upcoming programs in the series.

387

Ocean World  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The majority of Ocean World is devoted to a series of ten reference sections: coral reefs, currents, El Nino, Fisheries, Ice Ages, icebergs, JASON-1 (a satellite), the role of the ocean in weather, satellites and ocean exploration, and waves. Each section culminates with an interactive quiz, links to sources of related real-time data, and a list of additional related links. Also available is a set of supplementary services, including a glossary, a question and answer section called Ask Dr.Bob, an index page for all of the available real-time dataset sources, primer pages on the use of internet technology, and links to three distance learning courses in oceanography offered by Texas A&M university. An additional series of link lists are broken up into Four Star Sites, General Links, and (the site author's) Bookmarks. Finally, under a teacher's introductory section to the site, instructors can access a guide to using Ocean World in the classroom, find advice on teaching oceanography in general, locate technology lab stations, and follow links to additional teaching resources.

388

40 CFR 1042.715 - Banking emission credits.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Banking emission credits. 1042.715 Section...COMPRESSION-IGNITION ENGINES AND VESSELS Averaging, Banking, and Trading for Certification § 1042.715 Banking emission credits. (a) Banking...

2012-07-01

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40 CFR 1042.715 - Banking emission credits.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Banking emission credits. 1042.715 Section...COMPRESSION-IGNITION ENGINES AND VESSELS Averaging, Banking, and Trading for Certification § 1042.715 Banking emission credits. (a) Banking...

2013-07-01

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40 CFR 1042.715 - Banking emission credits.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Banking emission credits. 1042.715 Section...COMPRESSION-IGNITION ENGINES AND VESSELS Averaging, Banking, and Trading for Certification § 1042.715 Banking emission credits. (a) Banking...

2011-07-01

391

40 CFR 1042.715 - Banking emission credits.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Banking emission credits. 1042.715 Section...COMPRESSION-IGNITION ENGINES AND VESSELS Averaging, Banking, and Trading for Certification § 1042.715 Banking emission credits. (a) Banking...

2010-07-01

392

40 CFR 1042.715 - Banking emission credits.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Banking emission credits. 1042.715 Section...COMPRESSION-IGNITION ENGINES AND VESSELS Averaging, Banking, and Trading for Certification § 1042.715 Banking emission credits. (a) Banking...

2014-07-01

393

12 CFR 944.6 - Bank community support programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...which shall require the Bank to: (i) Conduct market research in the Bank's district; (ii) Describe how the Bank will address identified credit needs and market opportunities in the Bank's district for...

2010-01-01

394

Multi-tiered S-SOA, Parameter-Driven New Islamic Syariah Products of Holistic Islamic Banking System (HiCORE): Virtual Banking Environment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Holistic Islamic Banking System (HiCORE), a banking system suitable for virtual banking environment, created based on universityindustry collaboration initiative between Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Fuziq Software Sdn Bhd. HiCORE was modeled on a multitiered Simple - Services Oriented Architecture (S-SOA), using the parameterbased semantic approach. HiCORE's existence is timely as the financial world is looking for a new approach to creating banking and financial products that are interest free or based on the Islamic Syariah principles and jurisprudence. An interest free banking system has currently caught the interest of bankers and financiers all over the world. HiCORE's Parameter-based module houses the Customer-information file (CIF), Deposit and Financing components. The Parameter based module represents the third tier of the multi-tiered Simple SOA approach. This paper highlights the multi-tiered parameter- driven approach to the creation of new Islamiic products based on the 'dalil' (Quran), 'syarat' (rules) and 'rukun' (procedures) as required by the syariah principles and jurisprudence reflected by the semantic ontology embedded in the parameter module of the system.

Halimah, B. Z.; Azlina, A.; Sembok, T. M.; Sufian, I.; Sharul Azman, M. N.; Azuraliza, A. B.; Zulaiha, A. O.; Nazlia, O.; Salwani, A.; Sanep, A.; Hailani, M. T.; Zaher, M. Z.; Azizah, J.; Nor Faezah, M. Y.; Choo, W. O.; Abdullah, Chew; Sopian, B.

395

78 FR 61352 - Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...of a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered...FirstSecure Bank and Trust Company, Palos Hill, IL. B. Federal...all as members of the Isham Family Group, to retain shares of Isham Management Company, and therby retain...

2013-10-03

396

75 FR 42444 - Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank...have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and...Recovery Fund IV, L.P.; WLR IV Parallel ESC, L.P.; Invesco North America...

2010-07-21

397

40 CFR 73.36 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Environment 16 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Banking. 73.36 Section 73.36 Protection of Environment...ALLOWANCE SYSTEM Allowance Tracking System § 73.36 Banking. (a) Compliance accounts. Any allowance in a...

2010-07-01

398

40 CFR 73.36 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Environment 17 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Banking. 73.36 Section 73.36 Protection of Environment...ALLOWANCE SYSTEM Allowance Tracking System § 73.36 Banking. (a) Compliance accounts. Any allowance in a...

2012-07-01

399

Banking channel management : global trends and strategies  

E-print Network

Banking channel management has become a crucial component in the drive for improved efficiency. Since the channel is the interlocutor between customers and products, banks are leveraging their knowledge of channels to ...

Catalan, Renato Teixeira

2004-01-01

400

40 CFR 73.36 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Environment 16 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Banking. 73.36 Section 73.36 Protection of Environment...ALLOWANCE SYSTEM Allowance Tracking System § 73.36 Banking. (a) Compliance accounts. Any allowance in a...

2011-07-01

401

40 CFR 73.36 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Environment 17 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Banking. 73.36 Section 73.36 Protection of Environment...ALLOWANCE SYSTEM Allowance Tracking System § 73.36 Banking. (a) Compliance accounts. Any allowance in a...

2013-07-01

402

40 CFR 73.36 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Environment 17 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Banking. 73.36 Section 73.36 Protection of Environment...ALLOWANCE SYSTEM Allowance Tracking System § 73.36 Banking. (a) Compliance accounts. Any allowance in a...

2014-07-01

403

40 CFR 96.355 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Banking. 96.355 Section 96.355 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...CAIR NOX Ozone Season Allowance Tracking System § 96.355 Banking. (a) CAIR NOX Ozone Season...

2010-07-01

404

World War II  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

World Conflict How did the second world war progress in Europe?War in Europe What happened before and after the war in the Pacific?The Pacific Theatre How did World War II change the world?World War, 1939-1945 What did World War II mean to the United States?World War II ...

Croxall, Ms.

2006-11-30

405

Banks, Bailouts & Irish Literature  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The OpenCourseWare initiative is a remarkable one and it allows people from all over the world to learn about everything from accounting to Yiddish. This particular course from the University of Notre Dame takes a look at the relationship between Irish literature and economics from the 18th century to the early 21st century. The course was developed by Wes Hamrick and visitors can look over the syllabus, the course schedule, the readings, lecture notes, and related news stories here. The Readings area contains links to online materials, along withs suggested films, compilations of poetry, and so on. The Lecture Notes area is well-done and it covers compelling topics such as Gulliver's Travels, Dubliners, and scholarly articles on the Celtic Tiger phenomenon.

Hamrick, Wes

406

Bank cooperation and banking policy in a monetary union: A political-economy perspective on EMU  

Microsoft Academic Search

Why do large European banks lobby for monetary union? We show in a game-theoretic model that montary union can trigger a change in the structure of the market for international banking transactions with asymmetric effects on profits: large banks are induced to cooperate internationally and gain from European Monetary Union (EMU), while small banks are likely to lose. Monetary union

Hans Peter Grüner; Carsten Hefeker

1996-01-01

407

The financial condition of U.S. banks: how different are community banks?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the condition of the banking industry in the United States, with an emphasis on community banks. In spite of the recent recession, the condition of the banking industry is substantially better than during the recession of 1990-91. There has been an increase in problem loans at both large and small banks during recent quarters, and nonperforming loans

R. Alton Gilbert; Gregory E. Sierra

2003-01-01

408

Research Article Banking on the past: seed banks as a reservoir for rare  

E-print Network

-term vegetation surveys, we compared the community structure of seed banks to that of aboveground vegetation communities. The proportional abun- dances of both rare and native species were greater in seed bank samples in the current seed bank to an earlier aboveground community suggests that seed banks exhibit storage effects

Collinge, Sharon K.

409

E-Banking Diffusion in the Jordanian Banking Services Sector: An Empirical Analysis of Key Factors  

E-print Network

E-Banking Diffusion in the Jordanian Banking Services Sector: An Empirical Analysis of Key Factors, availability of online revenues, competition intensity or pressure, and regulatory support environment) while e-banking usage on banks' performance in terms of sales-services-marketing, internal operations and coordination

410

World Civilizations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

During the course throughout the semester, we will be using the internet to access resources from across the world to better understand the different underlying themes in life effect each other, and how they change throughout history. History of Africa History of China History of Europe History of India History of Japan History of the Mediterranean Region History of the Middle East History of North America History of Pacific Islands History of Russia History of South America History of Southeast Asia Most of the material in this website comes from wikipedia.org sources. This is a free access encyclopedia that is editable by any user. This being the case, if there is any information that is offensive or incorrect, please notify Mr Nelson, so he can contact wikipedia administrators to inform them ...

Nelson, Mr J.

2008-03-27

411

World Climate  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

WorldClimate.com contains data "that are historical weather averages, showing what the weather was typically like each month, averaged over a range of years." Simply enter a city to obtain a list of matching entries; then click on the desired one and up comes all available data. This could include average precipitation, average maximum and minimum temperature, heating and cooling degree days, average sea level pressure, and more from various weather stations around or in the desired city. Each data set includes a location, source, time period, and of course the specific numbers. Besides being able to add a state or country to a city search, not much could be done to improve on this easy to use and helpful tool.

412

Bank Trends: Analysis of Emerging Risks in Banking  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has released Bank Trends No.98-01 -- No. 98-03 analyzing the time series behavior of personal bankruptcy at the federal and state level, and the influence of legal factors on personal bankruptcy filings.

1998-01-01

413

UConn Behavioral Gene Bank The UConn Behavioral Gene Bank  

E-print Network

, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and addiction. Many mental illnesses run in families to establish a Gene Bank to support research to find causes of illnesses or behavioral disorders. Participation illness? Mental illnesses include disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety

Oliver, Douglas L.

414

Stanford Community Leave Bank Program Guidelines  

E-print Network

Stanford Community Leave Bank Program Guidelines h t t p : / / u h r . s t a n f o r d . e d u A Community Leave Bank Program Guidelines ­ July 1, 2012 Page 2 h t t p : / / u h r . s t a n f o r d . e d u their unused balance to a central leave bank fund. This central leave bank fund will be made available

Straight, Aaron

415

Pricing models and customer behaviour in banks  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research analyzes the relevance of pricing models to the behaviour of banking service customers, in particular, how bank pricing models influence the acquisition and retention of retail customers.The survey is based on a dataset of 90,000 bank current account holders at an Italian commercial bank and analyzes their behaviour during the years 2007-2008.The impact of pricing is studied with

Elisa Bocchialini; Federica Ielasi; Monica Rossolini

2011-01-01

416

An analysis of the bank holding company  

E-print Network

who desire loans not to exceed ten per cent of the bank's capital and surplus account. If the bank could increase the size of its capital and surplus account it could effectively increase the demand for its output by increasing to number nf... individuals desiring and capable of acquiring its output. By expanding into the group type structure the bank is enhancing the attractiveness of its public stock issue thereby increasing the demand for its capital. The bank could then increase its loan...

Facka, David William

2012-06-07

417

Bank Capital Regulation (BCR) Model Hyejin CHO1  

E-print Network

Bank Capital Regulation (BCR) Model Hyejin CHO1 Paris1 university aRoom 103, Maison des Sciences is to induce the bank capital management solution for banks and regulation bodies on commercial bank. The goal of the paper is intended to mitigate the risk of banking area and also provide the right incentive for banks

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

418

Understanding the effects of the merger boom on community banks  

Microsoft Academic Search

The merger boom in the U.S. banking industry has caused the number of banking organizations in the nation to fall by nearly a third since 1990. Most of this contraction has involved small community banks. ; A common perception is that most of these small banks are being absorbed by large banks. The disappearance of small banks is raising concerns

Julapa Jagtiani

2008-01-01

419

LINKAGE BETWEEN ONLINE BANKING SERVICE QUALITY AND CUSTOMERS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Banks have expanded the scope of competition to an e-environment with online banking. The commercial banks in India are introducing online banking to their customers in order to retain their customers from the competition given by foreign banks. Even though, these are so many empirical studies related online banking service quality and customers satisfaction. Hence, the present study has an

S. BASKAR; M. RAMESH

2010-01-01

420

40 CFR 97.155 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Environment 22 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Banking. 97.155 Section 97.155 Protection of Environment...PROGRAMS CAIR NOX Allowance Tracking System § 97.155 Banking. (a) CAIR NOX allowances may be banked for...

2012-07-01

421

Banks and Politics in America from  

E-print Network

Banks and Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War Bray Hammond This is a book about politics and banks and history. Yet politicians who read it will see that the author of banking in the formation of American society. Hammond, who was assistant secretary of the Board

Landweber, Laura

422

40 CFR 97.55 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Environment 21 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Banking. 97.55 Section 97.55 Protection of Environment...TRADING PROGRAMS NOX Allowance Tracking System § 97.55 Banking. NOX allowances may be banked for future use or...

2011-07-01

423

40 CFR 60.4155 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Environment 6 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Banking. 60.4155 Section 60.4155 Protection of Environment...Generating Units Hg Allowance Tracking System § 60.4155 Banking. (a) Hg allowances may be banked for future use...

2010-07-01

424

40 CFR 96.155 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Environment 22 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Banking. 96.155 Section 96.155 Protection of Environment...IMPLEMENTATION PLANS CAIR NOX Allowance Tracking System § 96.155 Banking. (a) CAIR NOX allowances may be banked for...

2012-07-01

425

40 CFR 97.155 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Environment 20 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Banking. 97.155 Section 97.155 Protection of Environment...PROGRAMS CAIR NOX Allowance Tracking System § 97.155 Banking. (a) CAIR NOX allowances may be banked for...

2010-07-01

426

40 CFR 96.255 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Environment 20 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Banking. 96.255 Section 96.255 Protection of Environment...IMPLEMENTATION PLANS CAIR SO2 Allowance Tracking System § 96.255 Banking. (a) CAIR SO2 allowances may be banked for...

2010-07-01

427

40 CFR 97.255 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Environment 20 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Banking. 97.255 Section 97.255 Protection of Environment...PROGRAMS CAIR SO2 Allowance Tracking System § 97.255 Banking. (a) CAIR SO2 allowances may be banked for...

2010-07-01

428

40 CFR 96.155 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Environment 20 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Banking. 96.155 Section 96.155 Protection of Environment...IMPLEMENTATION PLANS CAIR NOX Allowance Tracking System § 96.155 Banking. (a) CAIR NOX allowances may be banked for...

2010-07-01

429

40 CFR 97.426 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Environment 22 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Banking. 97.426 Section 97.426 Protection of Environment...TRADING PROGRAMS TR NOX Annual Trading Program § 97.426 Banking. (a) A TR NOX Annual allowance may be banked...

2012-07-01

430

40 CFR 97.155 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Environment 22 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Banking. 97.155 Section 97.155 Protection of Environment...PROGRAMS CAIR NOX Allowance Tracking System § 97.155 Banking. (a) CAIR NOX allowances may be banked for...

2013-07-01

431

40 CFR 97.426 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Environment 22 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Banking. 97.426 Section 97.426 Protection of Environment...TRADING PROGRAMS TR NOX Annual Trading Program § 97.426 Banking. (a) A TR NOX Annual allowance may be banked...

2013-07-01

432

40 CFR 97.726 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Environment 22 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Banking. 97.726 Section 97.726 Protection of Environment...TRADING PROGRAMS TR SO2 Group 2 Trading Program § 97.726 Banking. (a) A TR SO2 Group 2 allowance may be banked...

2012-07-01

433

40 CFR 97.155 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Environment 21 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Banking. 97.155 Section 97.155 Protection of Environment...PROGRAMS CAIR NOX Allowance Tracking System § 97.155 Banking. (a) CAIR NOX allowances may be banked for...

2011-07-01

434

40 CFR 96.255 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Environment 22 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Banking. 96.255 Section 96.255 Protection of Environment...IMPLEMENTATION PLANS CAIR SO2 Allowance Tracking System § 96.255 Banking. (a) CAIR SO2 allowances may be banked for...

2012-07-01

435

40 CFR 96.255 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Environment 21 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Banking. 96.255 Section 96.255 Protection of Environment...IMPLEMENTATION PLANS CAIR SO2 Allowance Tracking System § 96.255 Banking. (a) CAIR SO2 allowances may be banked for...

2011-07-01

436

40 CFR 96.55 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Environment 22 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Banking. 96.55 Section 96.55 Protection of Environment...IMPLEMENTATION PLANS NOX Allowance Tracking System § 96.55 Banking. (a) NOX allowances may be banked for future...

2013-07-01

437

40 CFR 97.726 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Environment 22 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Banking. 97.726 Section 97.726 Protection of Environment...TRADING PROGRAMS TR SO2 Group 2 Trading Program § 97.726 Banking. (a) A TR SO2 Group 2 allowance may be banked...

2013-07-01

438

40 CFR 96.155 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Environment 21 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Banking. 96.155 Section 96.155 Protection of Environment...IMPLEMENTATION PLANS CAIR NOX Allowance Tracking System § 96.155 Banking. (a) CAIR NOX allowances may be banked for...

2011-07-01

439

40 CFR 96.55 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Environment 22 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Banking. 96.55 Section 96.55 Protection of Environment...IMPLEMENTATION PLANS NOX Allowance Tracking System § 96.55 Banking. (a) NOX allowances may be banked for future...

2012-07-01

440

40 CFR 60.4155 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Environment 6 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Banking. 60.4155 Section 60.4155 Protection of Environment...Generating Units Hg Allowance Tracking System § 60.4155 Banking. (a) Hg allowances may be banked for future use...

2011-07-01

441

40 CFR 97.255 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Environment 22 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Banking. 97.255 Section 97.255 Protection of Environment...PROGRAMS CAIR SO2 Allowance Tracking System § 97.255 Banking. (a) CAIR SO2 allowances may be banked for...

2012-07-01

442

40 CFR 97.626 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Environment 22 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Banking. 97.626 Section 97.626 Protection of Environment...TRADING PROGRAMS TR SO2 Group 1 Trading Program § 97.626 Banking. (a) A TR SO2 Group 1 allowance may be banked...

2013-07-01

443

40 CFR 96.255 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Environment 22 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Banking. 96.255 Section 96.255 Protection of Environment...IMPLEMENTATION PLANS CAIR SO2 Allowance Tracking System § 96.255 Banking. (a) CAIR SO2 allowances may be banked for...

2013-07-01

444

40 CFR 96.55 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Environment 20 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Banking. 96.55 Section 96.55 Protection of Environment...IMPLEMENTATION PLANS NOX Allowance Tracking System § 96.55 Banking. (a) NOX allowances may be banked for future...

2010-07-01

445

40 CFR 96.55 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Environment 21 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Banking. 96.55 Section 96.55 Protection of Environment...IMPLEMENTATION PLANS NOX Allowance Tracking System § 96.55 Banking. (a) NOX allowances may be banked for future...

2011-07-01

446

40 CFR 97.55 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Environment 22 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Banking. 97.55 Section 97.55 Protection of Environment...TRADING PROGRAMS NOX Allowance Tracking System § 97.55 Banking. NOX allowances may be banked for future use or...

2012-07-01

447

40 CFR 97.255 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Environment 21 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Banking. 97.255 Section 97.255 Protection of Environment...PROGRAMS CAIR SO2 Allowance Tracking System § 97.255 Banking. (a) CAIR SO2 allowances may be banked for...

2011-07-01

448

40 CFR 97.255 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Environment 22 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Banking. 97.255 Section 97.255 Protection of Environment...PROGRAMS CAIR SO2 Allowance Tracking System § 97.255 Banking. (a) CAIR SO2 allowances may be banked for...

2013-07-01

449

40 CFR 97.626 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Environment 22 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Banking. 97.626 Section 97.626 Protection of Environment...TRADING PROGRAMS TR SO2 Group 1 Trading Program § 97.626 Banking. (a) A TR SO2 Group 1 allowance may be banked...

2012-07-01

450

40 CFR 96.155 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Environment 22 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Banking. 96.155 Section 96.155 Protection of Environment...IMPLEMENTATION PLANS CAIR NOX Allowance Tracking System § 96.155 Banking. (a) CAIR NOX allowances may be banked for...

2013-07-01

451

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Working Papers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has released four new working papers (97-4 to 97-7). Working Paper No. 97-4 titled "Managers' Opportunistic Trading of Their Firms' Shares: A Case Study of Executives in the Banking Industry" by John S. Jordan examines the trading practices of bank managers and reveals the opportunistic behaviors exhibited by these managers.

2007-07-19

452

40 CFR 97.55 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Environment 22 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Banking. 97.55 Section 97.55 Protection of Environment...TRADING PROGRAMS NOX Allowance Tracking System § 97.55 Banking. NOX allowances may be banked for future use or...

2013-07-01

453

40 CFR 97.55 - Banking.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Environment 20 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Banking. 97.55 Section 97.55 Protection of Environment...TRADING PROGRAMS NOX Allowance Tracking System § 97.55 Banking. NOX allowances may be banked for future use or...

2010-07-01

454

Community banks and deposit market share growth  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine whether community banks have gained market share at the expense of larger, regional banks in small metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). The authors also seek to examine market share gains of community banks relative to each other. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The empirical research is conducted using deposit and market share data for

Greg Filbeck; Dianna Preece; Stephen Woessner; Steve Burgess

2010-01-01

455

bankrate.com: Bank Rate Monitor  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Available in Spanish and English, Intelligent Life Corp's Bank Rate Monitor offers "independent, objective financial information" for consumers. News and rates on bank products such as mortgages, home equity, auto loans, credit cards, and savings are provided, in addition to online bank site reviews, financial calculators, and Y2K information.

456

Complex networks and banking systems supervision  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Comprehensive and thorough supervision of all banking institutions under a Central Bank’s regulatory control has become necessary as recent banking crises show. Promptly identifying bank distress and contagion issues is of great importance to the regulators. This paper proposes a methodology that can be used additionally to the standard methods of bank supervision or the new ones proposed to be implemented. By this, one can reveal the degree of banks’ connectedness and thus identify “core” instead of just “big” banks. Core banks are central in the network in the sense that they are shown to be crucial for network supervision. Core banks can be used as gauges of bank distress over a sub-network and promptly raise a red flag so that the central bank can effectively and swiftly focus on the corresponding neighborhood of financial institutions. In this paper we demonstrate the proposed scheme using as an example the asset returns variable. The method may and should be used with alternative variables as well.

Papadimitriou, Theophilos; Gogas, Periklis; Tabak, Benjamin M.

2013-10-01

457

Banking on cord blood stem cells  

Microsoft Academic Search

Umbilical cord blood gifted to non-profit public cord blood banks is now routinely used as an alternative source of haematopoietic stem cells for allogeneic transplantation for children and adults with cancer, bone marrow failure syndromes, haemoglobinopathies and many genetic metabolic disorders. Because of the success and outcomes of public cord banking, many companies now provide private cord banking services. However,

Michael J. Sullivan

2008-01-01

458

Bank capital and equity investment regulations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper uses an intermediation model to study the efficiency and welfare implications of both banks' minimum required capital–asset ratio and the regulation that limits, and in some countries forbids, banks' investments in the equity of nonfinancial firms. There are two sources of moral hazard in the model: one between the bank and the provider of deposit insurance, and the

Joiio Cabral Dos Santos; Russell Cooper; Joseph Haubrich; Laurence Kotlikoff; George Pennacchi; James Thomson; Especially Douglas; Nova De Lisboa; Fundaqa Luso Americana Para

1999-01-01

459

12 CFR 204.121 - Bankers' banks.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Act and the bankers' bank exemption. Second...from or issues other liabilities to the above entities...10 per cent of total liabilities (or net worth if the...regarded as a bankers' bank and will be required...consider requests from all commercial banks that qualify...

2010-01-01

460

Effects of flooding on seedling emergence from the soil seed bank of a large desert floodplain  

Microsoft Academic Search

Australia’s large desert floodplains are among the world’s most hydrologically variable wetlands and vegetation in these habitats\\u000a changes dramatically over time in response to flooding and drought. Annual forb and grass communities in these desert floodplains\\u000a rely on large, diverse soil seed banks as critical sources of propagules for recruitment. I investigated the effects of flooding\\u000a on seedling emergence from

Samantha J. Capon

2007-01-01

461

Bank Consolidation and Small Business Lending: The Role of Community Banks  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines how bank consolidation activity affected small business lending in local U.S. banking markets during two 3-year study periods, focussing on the role played by community banks in the process. During the 1994–1997 period, we find that consolidation activity involving big banks is associated with lower loan growth, whereas community bank consolidations and a greater presence of community

Robert B. Avery; Katherine A. Samolyk

2004-01-01

462

Bank-Led Restructuring in Poland: An Empirical Look at the Bank Conciliation Process  

Microsoft Academic Search

September 1996Poland's Enterprise and Bank Restructuring Program, adopted in 1993, halted the deterioriation of the country's commercial banks, but its bank-led workout process has done little to further the operational restructuring or privatization of enterprises. Continued work is needed to build strong banks that can impose effective corporate governance.Since 1992, Poland has been considered a model of commercial banking reform

Cheryl W. Gray; Arnold Holle

1999-01-01

463

The queen conch fishery on Pedro Bank, Jamaica: discovery, development, management  

Microsoft Academic Search

The history, methods, problems and regulation of fishing of the last remaining large queen conch resource in the world, located on a Jamaican fishing bank, are examined. The fishery activities for the queen conch, Strombus gigas Linnaeus are briefly described with the main activities in the industrial sector which produce the bulk of the harvest, which is exported. There are

Karl A Aiken; G Andre Kong; Stephen Smikle; Robin Mahon; Richard Appeldoorn

1999-01-01

464

Biomonitoring of genotoxicity in slum dwellers on the banks of the Musi River in Hyderabad, India  

Microsoft Academic Search

The production of domestic and industrial wastes has increased to an extent that environmental pollution has become a serious threat for health from exposure to sewage, municipal sludge leachate and industrial effluents. Like many other cities of the world, Hyderabad city in India evolved on the banks of a river, River Musi. Recently, it has become heavily contaminated with domestic

B. Vijayashree; N. K. Lakshmi; T. Ravindra; Y. R. Ahuja

2009-01-01

465

The customer-led bank: converting customers from defectors into fans  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To show that retail bank executives across the world are awakening to a realization that long-term growth and profitability hinge on their ability to attract and retain loyal customers. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – In Bain's experience, the best tool for gauging the benefit of fostering customer advocacy is the “Net Promoter™ Score” (NPS), a measurement developed by Satmetrix Systems, a

Cornel Wisskirchen; Dirk Vater; Tim Wright; Philippe De Backer; Christine Detrick

2006-01-01

466

Measuring the learning organization culture, organizational commitment and job satisfaction in the Lebanese banking sector  

Microsoft Academic Search

The growing interest developed around the learning organization concept and its impact on work-related outcomes in the West has not been matched yet in other parts of the world. The purpose of this quantitative study was to identify the relationships among the learning organization culture, employee job satisfaction and organizational commitment in the Lebanese banking sector. Results showed positive and

Khalil M. Dirani

2009-01-01

467

Quality Perception of the Customers towards Domestic Islamic Banks in Bangladesh  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bangladesh has the third largest Muslim population in the world after Indonesia and Pakistan. Higher demand of Islamic banking products and services requires existence of superior quality in service, efficiency in system, strict compliance to Islamic Shariah and satisfactory community service through job creation and ensuring consistency in service provisions. The study finds that alongside religion being the rigorous factor

Mamun Rashid; M. Kabir Hassan; Abu Umar; Faruq Ahmad

468

Women Entrepreneurs in the Developing World. CELCEE Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although many of the 100 million women employed in the developing world are entrepreneurs, they are often unable to become self sufficient or to adequately support their families through entrepreneurship. However, in the past decade, several entities, from microlending banks to United Nations task forces, have intervened to enable women in…

Seymour, Nicole

469

Entrepreneurship and Bank Credit Availability  

Microsoft Academic Search

The literature is divided on the expected effects of increased competition and consolidation in the financial sector on the supply of credit to relationship borrowers. This paper tests whether policy changes fostering competition and consolidation in U.S. banking helped or harmed entrepreneurs. We find that the rate of new incorporations increases following deregulation of branching restrictions, and that deregulation reduces

Sandra E. Black; Philip E. Strahan

2002-01-01

470

Item Banking with Embedded Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An item banking method that does not use Item Response Theory (IRT) is described. This method provides a comparable grading system across schools that would be suitable for low-stakes testing. It uses the Angoff standard-setting method to obtain item ratings that are stored with each item. An example of such a grading system is given, showing how…

MacCann, Robert G.; Stanley, Gordon

2009-01-01

471

EPA AIR MONITORING BANK PROPOSAL  

EPA Science Inventory

Specimen banking of air pollution samples has not been attempted because of the complexity of this type of environmental medium. ollutants may exist in air as gases or particles or distributed in between these two states. mpirically, air pollutants may be categorized as volatiles...

472

Multicriterion optimized QMF Bank design  

Microsoft Academic Search

The quadrature mirror filter (QMF) bank with multicriterion constraints such as minimal aliasing and\\/or minimal error coding is among the most important problems in filterbank design, for solving which linear algebra-based methods are still heuristic and do not always work, especially for large filter length. It is shown in this paper that this problem can be reduced either to convex

Hoang Duong Tuan; Le Hai Nam; Hoang Tuy; Truong Q. Nguyen

2003-01-01

473

Online Banking and Perceievd Risk  

Microsoft Academic Search

Existing research has examined the impact of perceived risk on consumers' purchases of various goods and services. The study reported in this paper expands on the existing literature by exploring the nature of risk that may be associated with the adoption and use of commercial technologies used for service delivery by banking organizations. The study focuses on the risk associated

Catherine Munene; Katherine Mizerski; Simone Pettigrew

2002-01-01

474

Libraries Can Learn from Banks.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The experiences of banks introducing computerized services to the public are described to provide some idea of what libraries can expect when they introduce online systems. Volume of use of Automated Teller Machines, types of users, introduction of machines, and user acceptance are highlighted. Thirty-two references are cited. (EJS)

Lawrence, Gail H.

1983-01-01

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How to Teach Banking Basics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A special banking unit is described which is devised to get students actively involved and give realistic experiences in dealing with situations in everyday life. The material is viewed to involve a great deal of work for teachers, but a tremendous amount of learning and fun is projected for pupils. (Author/MP)

Lovejoy, Patricia

1983-01-01

476

A Classroom Experiment on Banking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This classroom experiment uses double oral auction credit markets to illustrate the role of banks as financial intermediaries. The experiment demonstrates how risk affects market interest rates in the presence of asymmetric information. It provides fodder for a discussion of the moral-hazard problem of deposit insurance and its impact on depositor…

Kassis, Mary Mathewes; Hazlett, Denise; Ygosse Battisti, Jolanda E.

2012-01-01

477

Chris Banks Director of Library  

E-print Network

Chris Banks Director of Library Services Frances Boyle Assistant Director Library Academic Services Assistant to the Library Leadership Team Susan Howard Assistant Director Library Resource and Innovation Chart 1 Library Leadership Team Ruth Newton Staff Resource Coordinator (0.6 fte) Level 3b #12;Chris

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Statistical correlations and risk analyses techniques for a diving dual phase bubble model and data bank using massively parallel supercomputers.  

PubMed

Linking model and data, we detail the LANL diving reduced gradient bubble model (RGBM), dynamical principles, and correlation with data in the LANL Data Bank. Table, profile, and meter risks are obtained from likelihood analysis and quoted for air, nitrox, helitrox no-decompression time limits, repetitive dive tables, and selected mixed gas and repetitive profiles. Application analyses include the EXPLORER decompression meter algorithm, NAUI tables, University of Wisconsin Seafood Diver tables, comparative NAUI, PADI, Oceanic NDLs and repetitive dives, comparative nitrogen and helium mixed gas risks, USS Perry deep rebreather (RB) exploration dive,world record open circuit (OC) dive, and Woodville Karst Plain Project (WKPP) extreme cave exploration profiles. The algorithm has seen extensive and utilitarian application in mixed gas diving, both in recreational and technical sectors, and forms the bases forreleased tables and decompression meters used by scientific, commercial, and research divers. The LANL Data Bank is described, and the methods used to deduce risk are detailed. Risk functions for dissolved gas and bubbles are summarized. Parameters that can be used to estimate profile risk are tallied. To fit data, a modified Levenberg-Marquardt routine is employed with L2 error norm. Appendices sketch the numerical methods, and list reports from field testing for (real) mixed gas diving. A Monte Carlo-like sampling scheme for fast numerical analysis of the data is also detailed, as a coupled variance reduction technique and additional check on the canonical approach to estimating diving risk. The method suggests alternatives to the canonical approach. This work represents a first time correlation effort linking a dynamical bubble model with deep stop data. Supercomputing resources are requisite to connect model and data in application. PMID:18371945

Wienke, B R; O'Leary, T R

2008-05-01

479

Wetland mitigation banking for the petroleum industry  

SciTech Connect

Wetland policies aimed at achieving a no-overall-net-loss goal are likely to increase the cost of petroleum operations conducted in wetlands. This paper argues that wetland mitigation banking is the key to minimizing the costs associated with these wetland policies. Noting the limited opportunities for banking by the petroleum industry currently, the paper examines how wetland mitigation banking regulations should be structured in order to make banking a viable option for industry. It argues that the Army Corps of Engineers should allow banks with proper safety mechanisms in place to sell credits before mitigation projects are completed.

Crookshank, S.L. [American Petroleum Institute, Washington, DC (United States)

1996-08-01

480

5 World Oil Trends WORLD OIL TRENDS  

E-print Network

5 World Oil Trends Chapter 1 WORLD OIL TRENDS INTRODUCTION In considering the outlook for California's petroleum supplies, it is important to give attention to expecta- tions of what the world oil market may look like over the next 20 years since the world market influences California's petroleum

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General Guidance for Establishing NonUniversity Bank Accounts University Policy 3051 Banking Services governs the establishment of bank accounts for  

E-print Network

General Guidance for Establishing NonUniversity Bank Accounts 8/18/2010 University Policy 3051 Banking Services governs the establishment of bank accounts for University business purposes and the use are relevant: B. Bank Accounts 1. University bank accounts, including both demand deposit and savings

Tipple, Brett

482

Current challenges of human tumour banking.  

PubMed

Tumour Banks (TB) are called upon to play a central role in Oncological translational research. TB have been existing since Pathology Departments started storing blocks of tissue samples, but in keeping this role they must face some urgent challenges including: an updated definition of hospital TB, integration into clinical trials and projects of excellence, networking and a new framework for ethics and laws. Current TB definition includes not only tissue storage, but also a series of hospital protocols that allow molecular studies of tumour and normal samples. The real value of these protocols and samples appears with scientific projects of excellence and integrated in clinical trials. Most of these trials need for a large number of cases with homogeneously treated tissue samples in the context of multicentre and multinational projects. Thereby, networking appears the best solution for TB to expand. Networking implies standardised technical procedures, a strict quality control programme, homogeneous ethic requirements and an open mentality for sharing. In the international setting the major challenge for networking is the various laws and customs in the different countries. To bring these diverse legislation together is, perhaps, the most important challenge for TB Networking in the very close future. PMID:16216033

Morente, Manuel M; Alonso, Soledad

2005-06-01

483

SVC 2003 Technical Conference Summary  

SciTech Connect

The 46th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Vacuum Coaters was held in San Francisco May 2-8. All the world events apparently did not affect the attendance or the spirit of the attendees. The Conference was a huge success and very well attended. Many feel that it was the best Techcon yet. This year's Conference really raised the bar for the 47th Annual Technical Conference in Dallas next year. Congratulations go out to the program committee, board of directors, education committee, scholarship committee and Management Plus for a job well done. Excellent accommodations were provided by the San Francisco Marriott.

Martin, Peter M.

2003-07-01

484

12 CFR 7.1005 - Credit decisions at other than banking offices.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

12 Banks and Banking 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Credit decisions at other than banking offices. 7.1005 Section 7.1005 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY BANK...

2012-01-01

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12 CFR 7.1005 - Credit decisions at other than banking offices.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

12 Banks and Banking 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Credit decisions at other than banking offices. 7.1005 Section 7.1005 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY BANK...

2011-01-01

486

12 CFR 7.1005 - Credit decisions at other than banking offices.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

12 Banks and Banking 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Credit decisions at other than banking offices. 7.1005 Section 7.1005 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY BANK...

2013-01-01

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12 CFR 7.1005 - Credit decisions at other than banking offices.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

12 Banks and Banking 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Credit decisions at other than banking offices. 7.1005 Section 7.1005 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY BANK...

2014-01-01

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12 CFR 7.1005 - Credit decisions at other than banking offices.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

12 Banks and Banking 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Credit decisions at other than banking offices. 7.1005 Section 7.1005 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY BANK...

2010-01-01

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76 FR 12109 - Federal Home Loan Bank Members Selected for Community Support Review  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Alabama. Robertson Banking Company...Alabama. Community Bank of Manatee...Cortland Savings and Banking Company. Cortland...First Federal Community Bank of Bucyrus...Missouri. Community Bank, N.A...Missouri. O'Bannon Banking...

2011-03-04

490

Technical Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manuscript provides information and problems for teaching mathematics to vocational education students. Problems reflect applications of mathematical concepts to specific technical areas. The materials are organized into six chapters. Chapter 1 covers basic arithmetic, including fractions, decimals, ratio and proportions, percentages, and…

Flannery, Carol A.

491

Technical Reports  

Microsoft Academic Search

The following are abstracts of Technical Reports available from the University of Maryland Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory. Requests for single copies may be sent to Teresa Casey, HCIL, A. V. Williams Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (tcasey@cs.umd.edu).

1992-01-01

492

Biobanking in a Constantly Developing Medical World  

PubMed Central

Biobank is a very sophisticated system that consists of a programmed storage of biological material and corresponding data. Biobanks are created to be used in medical research, in clinical and translational medicine, and in healthcare. In the past 20 years, a large number of biobanks have been set up around the world, to support the modern research directions in medicine such as omix and personalized medicine. More recently, embryonic and adult stem cell banks have been developed. Stem cell banking was reported to be required for medical research as well as clinical transplant applications. The quality of the samples stored in a biobank is very important. The standardization is also important; the biological material stored in a biobank must be processed in a manner that allows compatibility with other biobanks that preserve samples in the same field. In this paper, we review some issues related to biobanks purposes, quality, harmonization, and their financial and ethical aspects. PMID:24174912

Ciurea, Marius Eugen; Purcaru, Stefana Oana; Tache, Daniela Elise; Tataranu, Ligia Gabriela; Lupu, Mihaela; Dricu, Anica

2013-01-01

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Genomics and Systems Biology LANL leads the world in computational finishing of  

E-print Network

microbial ecology LANL has a rich history in genomic science ­ from the inception of the Human Genome- 1 - Genomics and Systems Biology LANL leads the world in computational finishing of microbial Project and GenBank, to leading the world in computational finishing of microbial genomes and partnering

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G8-UNESCO World Forum on `Education, Research and Innovation; New Partnership for Sustainable Development'  

E-print Network

. But it is essential that a sustainable integrated approach is developed so that these actions (e.g. cooling buildings objective in some of the World Bank's energy and sustainable development projects. (This is a shortenedG8-UNESCO World Forum on `Education, Research and Innovation; New Partnership for Sustainable

Hunt, Julian

495

A Virtual World with Real Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes how students learn invaluable job-readiness and academic skills by setting up and running their own businesses in a virtual world. Virtual Enterprises (VE) International is a high school career and technical education (CTE) program that teaches students about business by having a class create and operate its own virtual…

Hughes, Katherine L.; Golann, Joanne Wang

2008-01-01

496

Land Banking as Metropolitan Policy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As the United States continues to grapple with a financial crisis, many scholars and policy pundits are looking at ways to improve the lot of American cities. One recently proposed idea is land banking, which is "the process or policy by which local governments acquire surplus properties and convert them to productive use or hold them for long term strategic public purposes." In this 39-page paper released in October 2008, Frank S. Alexander of The Brookings Institution offers a lucid and compelling exploration of how land banking might be used at the federal level in order to support the millions of properties that are currently in the process of foreclosure, or those which are already vacant and abandoned. The report contains an executive summary and nine chapters (including a conclusion) which discuss the ways in which such a policy might be implemented over the short and long term.

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North American Jewish Data Bank  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The North American Jewish Data Bank (NAJDB) was created in 1986 by the Council of Jewish Federations and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Part of their mission is to "provide empirical survey data sets about the North American Jewish community" and also to "encourage academicians, students, communal professionals and others to utilize Data Bank holdings." This is, in part, accomplished by their website, which features questionnaires, reports, and data files from the National Jewish Population Surveys of 1971, 1990, and 2000-2001. Visitors can look at these reports directly from the homepage, and they will also want to click on the "American Jewish Year Book" area. Here they will find articles on America's Jewish population from the American Jewish Year Book, dating back to 1949. Also, visitors can look at state information by using the "Community Archive by State" section. Finally, the site contains an FAQ area and contact information for staff members at the NAJDB.

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Inside Money, Procyclical Leverage, and Banking Catastrophes  

PubMed Central

We explore a model of the interaction between banks and outside investors in which the ability of banks to issue inside money (short-term liabilities believed to be convertible into currency at par) can generate a collapse in asset prices and widespread bank insolvency. The banks and investors share a common belief about the future value of certain long-term assets, but they have different objective functions; changes to this common belief result in portfolio adjustments and trade. Positive belief shocks induce banks to buy risky assets from investors, and the banks finance those purchases by issuing new short-term liabilities. Negative belief shocks induce banks to sell assets in order to reduce their chance of insolvency to a tolerably low level, and they supply more assets at lower prices, which can result in multiple market-clearing prices. A sufficiently severe negative shock causes the set of equilibrium prices to contract (in a manner given by a cusp catastrophe), causing prices to plummet discontinuously and banks to become insolvent. Successive positive and negative shocks of equal magnitude do not cancel; rather, a banking catastrophe can occur even if beliefs simply return to their initial state. Capital requirements can prevent crises by curtailing the expansion of balance sheets when beliefs become more optimistic, but they can also force larger price declines. Emergency asset price supports can be understood as attempts by a central bank to coordinate expectations on an equilibrium with solvency. PMID:25136959

Brummitt, Charles D.; Sethi, Rajiv; Watts, Duncan J.

2014-01-01

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WWWWWetland Seed Banks:etland Seed Banks:etland Seed Banks:etland Seed Banks:etland Seed Banks: Research in Natural and Created WResearch in Natural and Created WResearch in Natural and Created WResearch in Natural and Created WResearch in Natural and Cre  

E-print Network

1 WWWWWetland Seed Banks:etland Seed Banks:etland Seed Banks:etland Seed Banks:etland Seed Banks). One of the most important structural compo- nents of the wetland ecosystem­ the seed bank influence recruitment of naturally colonizing vegetation from the seed bank (Reinhartz and Warne 1993

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12 CFR 250.220 - Whether member bank acting as trustee is prohibited by section 20 of the Banking Act of 1933 from...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

12 Banks and Banking 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01...trustee is prohibited by section 20 of the Banking Act of 1933 from acquiring majority of...220 Section 250.220 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM...

2010-01-01