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  1. 17 CFR 230.431 - Summary prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Summary prospectuses. 230.431... REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 Form and Content of Prospectuses § 230.431 Summary prospectuses. (a) A summary prospectus prepared and filed (except a summary prospectus filed by an open-end...

  2. 17 CFR 230.431 - Summary prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Summary prospectuses. 230.431... REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 Form and Content of Prospectuses § 230.431 Summary prospectuses. (a) A summary prospectus prepared and filed (except a summary prospectus filed by an open-end...

  3. 17 CFR 230.431 - Summary prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Summary prospectuses. 230.431... REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 Form and Content of Prospectuses § 230.431 Summary prospectuses. (a) A summary prospectus prepared and filed (except a summary prospectus filed by an open-end...

  4. 17 CFR 230.431 - Summary prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Summary prospectuses. 230.431 Section 230.431 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 Form and Content of Prospectuses § 230.431 Summary prospectuses. (a) A summary prospectus prepared and filed...

  5. 17 CFR 230.494 - Newspaper prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Newspaper prospectuses. 230.494 Section 230.494 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 Registration by Foreign Governments Or Political Subdivisions Thereof § 230.494 Newspaper prospectuses....

  6. Prospectus for Dental Hygiene. April 1988.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    American Dental Hygienists' Association, Chicago, IL.

    A prospectus providing a rational basis for decision and action in the field of dental hygiene is presented, noting that all occupations are obliged to assess their value to society and take whatever actions are indicated to fulfill their social contract. A philosophical and conceptual foundation for change is examined. Three chapters focus on the…

  7. 12 CFR 16.3 - Registration statement and prospectus requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Registration statement and prospectus requirements. 16.3 Section 16.3 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY SECURITIES OFFERING DISCLOSURE RULES § 16.3 Registration statement and prospectus requirements. (a) No person shall offer or sell, directly or...

  8. 17 CFR 230.460 - Distribution of preliminary prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Distribution of preliminary prospectus. 230.460 Section 230.460 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 Filings; Fees; Effective Date § 230.460 Distribution of preliminary prospectus. (a)...

  9. Personal Pronouns in "About Us" Section of Online University Prospectus

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bano, Zakia; Shakir, Aleem

    2015-01-01

    The university prospectus is supposed to be a forceful and pioneering text in promoting and marketing higher education. The present research will deal with the disparities in the frequencies of first and second person pronouns in online prospectuses in cross-cultural linguistics from marketing point of view. The research question is to which…

  10. 17 CFR 230.172 - Delivery of prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Delivery of prospectuses. 230... RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 General § 230.172 Delivery of prospectuses. (a) Sending... precede or accompany the carrying or delivery of a security in a registered offering is satisfied if...

  11. 17 CFR 230.421 - Presentation of information in prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ..., charts, graphs, or other design elements so long as the design is not misleading and the required... in the prospectus. You must draw the graphs and charts to scale. Any information you provide must...

  12. 17 CFR 230.421 - Presentation of information in prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ..., charts, graphs, or other design elements so long as the design is not misleading and the required... in the prospectus. You must draw the graphs and charts to scale. Any information you provide must...

  13. 17 CFR 230.421 - Presentation of information in prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ..., charts, graphs, or other design elements so long as the design is not misleading and the required... in the prospectus. You must draw the graphs and charts to scale. Any information you provide must...

  14. 17 CFR 230.421 - Presentation of information in prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ..., charts, graphs, or other design elements so long as the design is not misleading and the required... in the prospectus. You must draw the graphs and charts to scale. Any information you provide must...

  15. 17 CFR 230.427 - Contents of prospectus used after nine months.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Contents of prospectus used after nine months. 230.427 Section 230.427 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE... Contents of prospectus used after nine months. There may be omitted from any prospectus used more than...

  16. 17 CFR 230.427 - Contents of prospectus used after nine months.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Contents of prospectus used after nine months. 230.427 Section 230.427 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE... Contents of prospectus used after nine months. There may be omitted from any prospectus used more than...

  17. 17 CFR 230.424 - Filing of prospectuses, number of copies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Filing of prospectuses, number of copies. 230.424 Section 230.424 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 Form and Content of Prospectuses § 230.424 Filing of prospectuses, number of copies....

  18. 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12): Student Financial Aid Estimates for 2011-12. First Look. NCES 2013-165

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Radwin, David; Wine, Jennifer; Siegel, Peter; Bryan, Michael

    2013-01-01

    This brief report presents selected findings about student financial aid during the 2011-12 academic year. These findings are based on data from the 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12), a nationally representative sample survey of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled any time between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012,…

  19. System Advisor Model, SAM 2011.12.2: General Description

    SciTech Connect

    Gilman, P.; Dobos, A.

    2012-02-01

    This document describes the capabilities of the U.S. Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory's System Advisor Model (SAM), Version 2011.12.2, released on December 2, 2011. SAM is software that models the cost and performance of renewable energy systems. Project developers, policy makers, equipment manufacturers, and researchers use graphs and tables of SAM results in the process of evaluating financial, technology, and incentive options for renewable energy projects. SAM simulates the performance of solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and conventional power systems. The financial model can represent financing structures for projects that either buy and sell electricity at retail rates (residential and commercial) or sell electricity at a price determined in a power purchase agreement (utility). Advanced analysis options facilitate parametric, sensitivity, and statistical analyses, and allow for interfacing SAM with Microsoft Excel or with other computer programs. SAM is available as a free download at http://sam.nrel.gov. Technical support and more information about the software are available on the website.

  20. Student Financing of Undergraduate Education: 2011-12. Web Tables. NCES 2015-173

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Center for Education Statistics, 2014

    2014-01-01

    Approximately 23 million students enrolled in undergraduate postsecondary education in the United States during the 2011-12 academic year (Simone et al. 2013). The Web Tables in this report provide a comprehensive source (2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study [NPSAS:12]) of information on the financial aid that was awarded to these…

  1. Focus on Man: A Prospectus. Social Studies for Utah School.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.

    This Prospectus identifies basic societal values, behaviors, and understandings and develops two major purposes: 1) to bring the social studies programs into focus and guarantee their relevancy for each student and, 2) to provide a usable pattern for an organization by which each teacher can assist students in building better citizenship. Goals…

  2. 36 CFR 223.229 - Contents of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Contents of prospectus. 223.229 Section 223.229 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SALE AND DISPOSAL OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM TIMBER, SPECIAL FOREST PRODUCTS, AND FOREST BOTANICAL...

  3. 36 CFR 223.229 - Contents of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Contents of prospectus. 223.229 Section 223.229 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SALE AND DISPOSAL OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM TIMBER, SPECIAL FOREST PRODUCTS, AND FOREST BOTANICAL...

  4. 36 CFR 223.229 - Contents of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Contents of prospectus. 223.229 Section 223.229 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SALE AND DISPOSAL OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM TIMBER, SPECIAL FOREST PRODUCTS, AND FOREST BOTANICAL...

  5. 36 CFR 223.83 - Contents of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Contents of prospectus. 223.83 Section 223.83 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SALE AND DISPOSAL OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM TIMBER, SPECIAL FOREST PRODUCTS, AND FOREST BOTANICAL...

  6. 36 CFR 223.83 - Contents of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Contents of prospectus. 223.83 Section 223.83 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SALE AND DISPOSAL OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM TIMBER, SPECIAL FOREST PRODUCTS, AND FOREST BOTANICAL...

  7. 36 CFR 223.83 - Contents of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Contents of prospectus. 223.83 Section 223.83 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SALE AND DISPOSAL OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM TIMBER, SPECIAL FOREST PRODUCTS, AND FOREST BOTANICAL...

  8. 36 CFR 223.83 - Contents of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Contents of prospectus. 223.83 Section 223.83 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SALE AND DISPOSAL OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM TIMBER, SPECIAL FOREST PRODUCTS, AND FOREST BOTANICAL...

  9. 17 CFR 230.423 - Date of prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... prospectus shall be dated separately the approximate date of its issuance. (Secs. 6, 7, 8, 10, 19(a), 48 Stat. 78, 79, 81, 85; secs. 205, 209, 48 Stat. 906, 908; sec. 301, 54 Stat. 857; sec. 8, 68 Stat. 685; sec.... 105(b), 88 Stat. 1503; secs. 8, 9, 10, 89 Stat. 117, 118, 119; sec. 308(b), 90 Stat 57; sec. 18,...

  10. 17 CFR 230.423 - Date of prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... prospectus shall be dated separately the approximate date of its issuance. (Secs. 6, 7, 8, 10, 19(a), 48 Stat. 78, 79, 81, 85; secs. 205, 209, 48 Stat. 906, 908; sec. 301, 54 Stat. 857; sec. 8, 68 Stat. 685; sec.... 105(b), 88 Stat. 1503; secs. 8, 9, 10, 89 Stat. 117, 118, 119; sec. 308(b), 90 Stat 57; sec. 18,...

  11. General Prospectus of Agricultural Education for Young Men and Women.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dublin (Ireland).

    Designed to acquaint young men and women with the agricultural education programs currently available in Ireland's institutions of vocational and higher education, this prospectus describes the educational requirements, facilities, and programs under the auspices of Ireland's Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Specifically, this document…

  12. 17 CFR 230.481 - Information required in prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-24). Use the following or other clear, plain language: Dealer Prospectus... securities to the public. (b) Outside front cover page. If applicable, include the following in plain English... offense. The legend may be in one of the following or other clear and concise language: Example A:...

  13. 17 CFR 230.421 - Presentation of information in prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...)(1) To enhance the readability of the prospectus, you must use plain English principles in the organization, language, and design of the front and back cover pages, the summary, and the risk factors section. (2) You must draft the language in these sections so that at a minimum it substantially complies...

  14. 17 CFR 230.432 - Additional information required to be included in prospectuses relating to tender offers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... required to be included in prospectuses relating to tender offers. 230.432 Section 230.432 Commodity and... prospectuses relating to tender offers. Notwithstanding the provisions of any form for the registration of securities under the Act, any prospectus relating to securities to be offered in connection with a...

  15. 36 CFR 51.5 - What information will the prospectus include?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What information will the prospectus include? 51.5 Section 51.5 Parks, Forests, and Public Property NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CONCESSION CONTRACTS Solicitation, Selection and Award Procedures § 51.5 What information will the prospectus include?...

  16. 36 CFR 51.11 - May the Director amend, extend, or cancel a prospectus or solicitation?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false May the Director amend, extend, or cancel a prospectus or solicitation? 51.11 Section 51.11 Parks, Forests, and Public Property... Procedures § 51.11 May the Director amend, extend, or cancel a prospectus or solicitation? The Director...

  17. 17 CFR 229.502 - (Item 502) Inside front and outside back cover pages of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... by Item 503 of this Regulation S-K (17 CFR 229.503). You must include the table of contents... Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-24). You may use the following or other clear, plain language: Dealer Prospectus... prospectus. The registrant must furnish this information in plain English. See § 230.421(d) of Regulation...

  18. 17 CFR 230.433 - Conditions to permissible post-filing free writing prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Conditions to permissible post... Prospectuses § 230.433 Conditions to permissible post-filing free writing prospectuses. (a) Scope of section... restriction is made available no later than the other versions). Note to paragraph (d)(8): A...

  19. 17 CFR 230.433 - Conditions to permissible post-filing free writing prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Conditions to permissible post... Prospectuses § 230.433 Conditions to permissible post-filing free writing prospectuses. (a) Scope of section... restriction is made available no later than the other versions). Note to paragraph (d)(8): A...

  20. 17 CFR 230.430B - Prospectus in a registration statement after effective date.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ....409). In addition, a form of prospectus filed as part of an automatic shelf registration statement for... be registered on their behalf if: (1) The registration statement is an automatic shelf registration... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Prospectus in a...

  1. 2011-12 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Methodology Report. NCES 2012-293

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Knapp, Laura G.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.; Ginder, Scott A.

    2012-01-01

    This report describes the universe, methods, and editing procedures used in the 2011-12 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data collection. IPEDS data consist of basic statistics on postsecondary institutions regarding tuition and fees, number and types of degrees and certificates conferred, number of students enrolled, number…

  2. International Students in BC, 2011-12. BCTF Research Report. Section V. 2012-EF-03

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kuehn, Larry

    2012-01-01

    Tuition revenue from overseas students increased by over $9 million dollars in 2011-12 over the previous year. It reached a record amount of $138,848,821. The increased revenue reflects an increase of nearly 500 international students, reaching a total of 9,281.1 (FTE). However, the patterns of inequality continue to be reinforced, because most of…

  3. Interim Report on the Truancy Court Diversion Program in the District of Columbia, 2011-12

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cahill, Meagan; Liberman, Akiva; Cramer, Lindsey

    2012-01-01

    The Truancy Court Diversion Program (TCDP) is a voluntary program for at risk students and their parents. It combines involvement of a Family Court judge in group and individual sessions with service provision. During the 2011-12 school year, a pilot TCDP was implemented at Kramer Middle School (M.S.) and at Johnson M.S. The program attempts to…

  4. 76 FR 19875 - Migratory Bird Hunting; Proposed 2011-12 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations (Preliminary...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-08

    ... guidelines described in the June 4, 1985, Federal Register (50 FR 23467) to establish special migratory game... regulatory process, in the March 14, 1990, Federal Register (55 FR 9618). Regulatory Schedule for 2011-12... (67 FR 53511) a final rule that established procedures for incorporating subsistence management...

  5. Do You Need Money for College? Federal Student Aid at a Glance 2011-12

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    US Department of Education, 2010

    2010-01-01

    This paper discusses what federal student aid is and how to apply for it. It also provides a list of federal student aid programs for 2011-12. Federal student aid comes from the federal government--specifically, the U.S. Department of Education. It's money that helps a student pay for education expenses at a postsecondary school (e.g., college,…

  6. 36 CFR 51.19 - Must the Director award the concession contract that is set forth in the prospectus?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... concession contract that is set forth in the prospectus? 51.19 Section 51.19 Parks, Forests, and Public... Award Procedures § 51.19 Must the Director award the concession contract that is set forth in the prospectus? Except for incorporating into the concession contract appropriate elements of the best...

  7. 17 CFR 230.164 - Post-filing free writing prospectuses in connection with certain registered offerings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Post-filing free writing prospectuses in connection with certain registered offerings. 230.164 Section 230.164 Commodity and Securities... § 230.164 Post-filing free writing prospectuses in connection with certain registered...

  8. 17 CFR 230.164 - Post-filing free writing prospectuses in connection with certain registered offerings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Post-filing free writing prospectuses in connection with certain registered offerings. 230.164 Section 230.164 Commodity and Securities... § 230.164 Post-filing free writing prospectuses in connection with certain registered...

  9. 17 CFR 230.164 - Post-filing free writing prospectuses in connection with certain registered offerings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Post-filing free writing prospectuses in connection with certain registered offerings. 230.164 Section 230.164 Commodity and Securities... § 230.164 Post-filing free writing prospectuses in connection with certain registered...

  10. 17 CFR 230.164 - Post-filing free writing prospectuses in connection with certain registered offerings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Post-filing free writing prospectuses in connection with certain registered offerings. 230.164 Section 230.164 Commodity and Securities... § 230.164 Post-filing free writing prospectuses in connection with certain registered...

  11. 17 CFR 230.164 - Post-filing free writing prospectuses in connection with certain registered offerings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Post-filing free writing prospectuses in connection with certain registered offerings. 230.164 Section 230.164 Commodity and Securities... § 230.164 Post-filing free writing prospectuses in connection with certain registered...

  12. Hong Kong domestic health spending: financial years 1989/90 to 2011/12.

    PubMed

    Tin, K Y K; Tsoi, P K O; Lee, Y H; Chong, D S Y; Lam, D W S; Yeung, A Y T; Ma, E S K; Maw, C K C

    2015-06-01

    This report presents the latest estimates of Hong Kong domestic health spending for financial years 1989/90 to 2011/12, cross-stratified and categorized by financing source, provider, and function. Total expenditure on health (TEH) was HK$101 985 million in financial year 2011/12, which represents an increase of HK$8580 million or 9.2% over the preceding year. TEH grew faster relative to gross domestic product (GDP) leading to a rise in TEH as a percentage of GDP from 5.1% in 2010/11 to 5.2% in 2011/12. During the period 1989/90 to 2011/12, total health spending per capita (at constant 2012 prices) grew at an average annual rate of 4.8%, which was faster than the average annual growth rate of per capita GDP by 1.8 percentage points. In 2011/12, public and private expenditure on health increased by 8.3% and 10.0% when compared with 2010/11, reaching HK$49,262 million and HK$52,723 million respectively. Consequently, public share of total health expenditure dropped slightly from 48.7% to 48.3% over the year. Of private spending, the most important source of health financing was out-of-pocket payments by households (34.9% of TEH), followed by employer-provided group medical benefits (7.5%) and private insurance (7.4%). It is worth noting that private insurance will likely take over employers as the second largest private payer if the insurance market continues to expand at the current rate. Of the HK$101,985 million total health expenditure in 2011/12, current expenditure comprised HK$96,572 million (94.7%), whereas HK$5413 million (5.3%) was for capital expenses (ie investment in medical facilities). Analysed by health care function, services of curative care accounted for the largest share of total health spending (65.2%), which was made up of ambulatory services (33.6%), in-patient curative care (26.9%), day patient hospital services (4.1%), and home care (0.5%). Notwithstanding its small share, the total spending for day patient hospital services shows an

  13. 75 FR 52627 - Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska-2010-11 and 2011-12 Subsistence...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-08-27

    ... final rule and make it effective upon publication. Correction 0 In FR Doc. 10-15195, appearing on page... 2011-12 regulatory years (75 FR 37918). This rule also revised customary and traditional...

  14. Engaging Educational Stakeholders in the Challenge of Shared Accountability: The Texas Prospectus.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Peters, William H.

    This paper discusses how to engage educational stakeholders for productive partnerships in accountability, examining accountability in the world of demands and describing the Texas Prospectus for Shared Accountability, which provides 3 components: (1) the Partnership for Texas Public Schools (consisting of the Chancellor of the Texas A&M…

  15. The Boundless Resource: A Prospectus for an Education/Work Policy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wirtz, Willard

    Representing a group effort by the author and the National Manpower Institute, the prospectus focuses on ways to improve the integration of the traditionally separate world of work and education--ways to break up the "time traps" of education for youth, and work for adults. It especially speaks for the 16-19 year old population, working women,…

  16. 17 CFR 240.15c2-8 - Delivery of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Delivery of prospectus. 240... Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Rules Relating to Over-The-Counter Markets § 240.15c2-8 Delivery of... of such distribution, or the expiration of the applicable 40- or 90-day period under section 4(3)...

  17. 17 CFR 240.15c2-8 - Delivery of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 4 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Delivery of prospectus. 240... Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Rules Relating to Over-The-Counter Markets § 240.15c2-8 Delivery of... of such distribution, or the expiration of the applicable 40- or 90-day period under section 4(3)...

  18. 17 CFR 240.15c2-8 - Delivery of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Delivery of prospectus. 240... Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Rules Relating to Over-The-Counter Markets § 240.15c2-8 Delivery of... of such distribution, or the expiration of the applicable 40- or 90-day period under section 4(3)...

  19. 17 CFR 230.498 - Summary Prospectuses for open-end management investment companies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...; toll free (or collect) telephone number; and e-mail address that investors can use to obtain the... information may be obtained, free of charge, in the same manner as the Statutory Prospectus. A Fund may modify... § 270.30e-1 are publicly accessible, free of charge, at the Web site address specified on the cover...

  20. 36 CFR 51.9 - How do I get a copy of the prospectus?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false How do I get a copy of the prospectus? 51.9 Section 51.9 Parks, Forests, and Public Property NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CONCESSION CONTRACTS Solicitation, Selection and Award Procedures § 51.9 How do I get a copy...

  1. 17 CFR 230.429 - Prospectus relating to several registration statements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... registration statements, it may file a single prospectus in the latest registration statement in order to... latest registration statement must include all of the information that currently would be required in a... initial filing of the latest registration statement, in a pre-effective amendment to it or in a...

  2. 17 CFR 230.429 - Prospectus relating to several registration statements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... registration statements, it may file a single prospectus in the latest registration statement in order to... latest registration statement must include all of the information that currently would be required in a... initial filing of the latest registration statement, in a pre-effective amendment to it or in a...

  3. 17 CFR 230.429 - Prospectus relating to several registration statements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... registration statements, it may file a single prospectus in the latest registration statement in order to... latest registration statement must include all of the information that currently would be required in a... initial filing of the latest registration statement, in a pre-effective amendment to it or in a...

  4. 17 CFR 230.429 - Prospectus relating to several registration statements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... registration statements, it may file a single prospectus in the latest registration statement in order to... latest registration statement must include all of the information that currently would be required in a... initial filing of the latest registration statement, in a pre-effective amendment to it or in a...

  5. 17 CFR 230.429 - Prospectus relating to several registration statements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... registration statements, it may file a single prospectus in the latest registration statement in order to... latest registration statement must include all of the information that currently would be required in a... initial filing of the latest registration statement, in a pre-effective amendment to it or in a...

  6. 17 CFR 230.498 - Summary Prospectuses for open-end management investment companies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    .... These rules may be used for business combinations that involve sales by virtue of rule 145(a) (17 CFR... Statutory Prospectus and other information. The Internet Web site address must be specific enough to lead... paragraph (e)(1) of this section, rather than to the home page or other section of the Web site on which...

  7. 17 CFR 230.498 - Summary Prospectuses for open-end management investment companies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    .... These rules may be used for business combinations that involve sales by virtue of rule 145(a) (17 CFR... Statutory Prospectus and other information. The Internet Web site address must be specific enough to lead... paragraph (e)(1) of this section, rather than to the home page or other section of the Web site on which...

  8. 17 CFR 230.154 - Delivery of prospectuses to investors at the same address.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... prospectus under the federal securities laws, for purposes of sections 5(b) and 2(a)(10) of the Act (15 U.S.C...; (iii) State the duration of the consent; (iv) Explain how an investor can revoke consent; (v) State... investors at the same address. 230.154 Section 230.154 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES...

  9. 36 CFR 51.5 - What information will the prospectus include?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... prospectus include? 51.5 Section 51.5 Parks, Forests, and Public Property NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CONCESSION CONTRACTS Solicitation, Selection and Award Procedures § 51.5 What... resources of the park area; and (5) Any other minimum requirements that the new contract may...

  10. 36 CFR 51.5 - What information will the prospectus include?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... prospectus include? 51.5 Section 51.5 Parks, Forests, and Public Property NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CONCESSION CONTRACTS Solicitation, Selection and Award Procedures § 51.5 What... resources of the park area; and (5) Any other minimum requirements that the new contract may...

  11. 77 FR 74729 - Guidance on Review and Approval of Public Charter Prospectuses: Extension of Effective Date to...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-12-17

    ... approval of public charter prospectuses. 77 FR 69692 (2012). The notice was to have taken effect on... notice was issued in light of the bankruptcy of Southern Sky Air & Tours, LLC d/b/a Direct Air....

  12. 17 CFR 229.501 - (Item 501) Forepart of Registration Statement and Outside Front Cover Page of Prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... securities; (5) Risk factors. A cross-reference to the risk factors section, including the page number where it appears in the prospectus. Highlight this cross-reference by prominent type or in another...

  13. 17 CFR 229.501 - (Item 501) Forepart of Registration Statement and Outside Front Cover Page of Prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... securities; (5) Risk factors. A cross-reference to the risk factors section, including the page number where it appears in the prospectus. Highlight this cross-reference by prominent type or in another...

  14. 17 CFR 229.501 - (Item 501) Forepart of Registration Statement and Outside Front Cover Page of Prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... securities; (5) Risk factors. A cross-reference to the risk factors section, including the page number where it appears in the prospectus. Highlight this cross-reference by prominent type or in another...

  15. 17 CFR 230.135b - Materials not deemed an offer to sell or offer to buy nor a prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... to sell or offer to buy nor a prospectus. 230.135b Section 230.135b Commodity and Securities... § 230.135b Materials not deemed an offer to sell or offer to buy nor a prospectus. Materials meeting the requirements of § 240.9b-1 of this chapter shall not be deemed an offer to sell or offer to buy a security...

  16. 17 CFR 230.135b - Materials not deemed an offer to sell or offer to buy nor a prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... to sell or offer to buy nor a prospectus. 230.135b Section 230.135b Commodity and Securities... § 230.135b Materials not deemed an offer to sell or offer to buy nor a prospectus. Materials meeting the requirements of § 240.9b-1 of this chapter shall not be deemed an offer to sell or offer to buy a security...

  17. 17 CFR 230.135b - Materials not deemed an offer to sell or offer to buy nor a prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... to sell or offer to buy nor a prospectus. 230.135b Section 230.135b Commodity and Securities... § 230.135b Materials not deemed an offer to sell or offer to buy nor a prospectus. Materials meeting the requirements of § 240.9b-1 of this chapter shall not be deemed an offer to sell or offer to buy a security...

  18. 17 CFR 230.135b - Materials not deemed an offer to sell or offer to buy nor a prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... to sell or offer to buy nor a prospectus. 230.135b Section 230.135b Commodity and Securities... § 230.135b Materials not deemed an offer to sell or offer to buy nor a prospectus. Materials meeting the requirements of § 240.9b-1 of this chapter shall not be deemed an offer to sell or offer to buy a security...

  19. 17 CFR 230.135b - Materials not deemed an offer to sell or offer to buy nor a prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... to sell or offer to buy nor a prospectus. 230.135b Section 230.135b Commodity and Securities... § 230.135b Materials not deemed an offer to sell or offer to buy nor a prospectus. Materials meeting the requirements of § 240.9b-1 of this chapter shall not be deemed an offer to sell or offer to buy a security...

  20. Vaccination coverage among children in kindergarten--United States, 2011-12 school year.

    PubMed

    2012-08-24

    In 2011, CDC reported 17 outbreaks of measles and 222 measles cases, most of which were imported cases in unvaccinated persons. This was the highest number of measles cases in any year in the United States since 1996 and highlights the importance of monitoring measles vaccination coverage at the local level. To identify areas of undervaccination for measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases, state and local health departments monitor compliance with school immunization requirements using annual school vaccination assessment reports, supported as a CDC immunization funding objective for the 64 grantees, including the 50 states, the District of Columbia (DC), five cities, and eight other reporting areas. CDC also monitors progress toward meeting Healthy People 2020 objectives for the vaccination of children entering kindergarten. This report summarizes vaccination coverage, exemption rates, and reporting methods from the 2011-12 school year kindergarten vaccination assessments submitted by 56 grantees, including 49 states, DC, one city, and five other reporting areas. Median coverage with 2 doses of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine was 94.8% among 47 reporting states and DC. Total exemption rates, including medical, religious, and philosophic exemptions, among 49 reporting states and DC, ranged from <0.1% to 7.0% (median: 1.5%). Although statewide levels of vaccination coverage are at or very near target levels, locally low vaccination coverage for extremely transmissible diseases such as measles remains a threat to health. Monitoring MMR vaccination coverage at the local and state level will continue to be critical as long as the risk for measles importation and outbreaks exist. PMID:22914226

  1. Dental School Vacant Budgeted Faculty Positions, Academic Years 2011-12 Through 2013-14.

    PubMed

    Wanchek, Tanya; Cook, Bryan J; Anderson, Eugene L; Duranleau, Lauren; Valachovic, Richard W

    2015-10-01

    The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Survey of Dental School Faculty is conducted annually to provide an overview of the hiring and retention activity of U.S. dental school faculty. The survey collects data on the dental faculty workforce, including vacant budgeted positions by appointment and discipline, number of new and lost positions, sources of new hires, and reasons for faculty separations. This report highlights the results of three years of survey data, from the 2011-12 academic year through the 2013-14 academic year. After declining in previous years, the number of vacant faculty positions in U.S. dental schools has begun to increase, rising to 242 full-time and 55 part-time positions in 2013-14. Additionally, the number of schools having more than ten vacancies increased from five to 12. Although the number of vacancies has increased, the length of faculty searches that took more than one year declined from 25% to 16% in the same period. Retirements as a share of full-time faculty separations increased from 14% in 2008-09 to 31% in 2013-14. The current average retirement age of dental school faculty members is 69.7 years. The percentage of full-time faculty members leaving for the private sector remained constant over the last three years at approximately 16%. Full-time faculty members were more likely to be recruited from other dental schools, while part-time faculty members were more likely to come from the private sector. PMID:26702464

  2. A Very Slow Recovery: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2011-12

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    Thornton, Saranna; Curtis, John W.

    2012-01-01

    This article presents the annual report on the economic status of the profession. Although the results of this year's survey of full-time faculty compensation are marginally better than they have been the last two years, 2011-12 represents the continuation of a historic low period for faculty salaries. The overall average salary for full-time…

  3. Project Enlightenment Evaluation, 2011-12. Eye on Evaluation. D&A Report No. 12.11

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    Rhea, Anisa; Baenen, Nancy; Paeplow, Colleen

    2012-01-01

    Project Enlightenment, part of the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), has been providing services to children ages birth through 5 years, their parents, and teachers in childcare and preschool settings since 1969. With a local and grant funded budget of just over 2 million dollars, staff members served about 2,400 children in 2011-12. The…

  4. Undergraduate Financial Aid Estimates by Type of Institution in 2011-12. Web Tables. NCES 2014-169

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    Ifill, Nicole; Shaw, Stacy

    2013-01-01

    These Web Tables present estimates of tuition and fees, the total price of attendance (tuition and fees plus living expenses), and several types and combinations of financial aid packages that undergraduates received in 2011-12. The price of an undergraduate education varies widely depending on a number of characteristics, including institution…

  5. 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12). Data File Documentation. NCES 2014-182

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wine, Jennifer; Bryan, Michael; Siegel, Peter

    2013-01-01

    This report describes the methods and results for the 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12), conducted for the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Washington, DC. The following legislation authorizes this and previous cycles of NPSAS, as well as two longitudinal studies deriving…

  6. 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12). Data File Documentation. NCES 2014-182

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wine, Jennifer; Bryan, Michael; Siegel, Peter

    2013-01-01

    This report describes the methods and results for the 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12), conducted for the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Washington, DC. The following legislation authorizes this and previous cycles of NPSAS, as well as two longitudinal studies…

  7. Slowing Entropy: Instructional Policy Design in New York City, 2011-12. Policy Brief #14-3

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    Supovitz, Jonathan

    2014-01-01

    How do policymakers craft policies, particularly centered on the Common Core State Standards, to be more resilient and less likely to disintegrate during enactment? Researcher Jonathan Supovitz in "Slowing Entropy: Instructional Policy Design in New York City, 2011-12" examines the design of a New York City Department of Education policy…

  8. 17 CFR 230.430 - Prospectus for use prior to effective date.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... statement for the purpose of section 7 of the Act. (Secs. 6, 7, 8, 10, 19(a), 48 Stat. 78, 79, 81, 85; secs... registration statement for the purpose of section 7 of the Act. (b) A form of prospectus filed as part of a.... 8, 9, 10, 89 Stat. 117, 118, 119; sec. 308(b), 90 Stat 57; sec. 18, 89 Stat. 155; secs. 202,...

  9. 17 CFR 230.430 - Prospectus for use prior to effective date.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... statement for the purpose of section 7 of the Act. (Secs. 6, 7, 8, 10, 19(a), 48 Stat. 78, 79, 81, 85; secs... registration statement for the purpose of section 7 of the Act. (b) A form of prospectus filed as part of a.... 8, 9, 10, 89 Stat. 117, 118, 119; sec. 308(b), 90 Stat 57; sec. 18, 89 Stat. 155; secs. 202,...

  10. Graduation Rates by Gender and Ethnicity/Race--2011-12 and 2012-13. Research Note 1301

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    Froman, Terry

    2014-01-01

    This report focuses on the percentages of graduates and dropouts in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools when broken down by both ethnicity/race and gender for years 2011-12 and 2012-13. The percentages in outcome categories for this report are based on a four-year adjusted cohort model. For the purposes of this report, students at the end of…

  11. Arboviral diseases and malaria in Australia, 2011-12: annual report of the National Arbovirus and Malaria Advisory Committee.

    PubMed

    Knope, Katrina E; Doggett, Stephen L; Kurucz, Nina; Johansen, Cheryl A; Nicholson, Jay; Feldman, Rebecca; Sly, Angus; Hobby, Michaela; El Saadi, Debra; Muller, Mike; Jansen, Cassie C; Muzari, Odwell M

    2014-06-01

    The National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System received notifications for 7,875 cases of disease transmitted by mosquitoes during the 2011-12 season (1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012). The alphaviruses Barmah Forest virus and Ross River virus accounted for 6,036 (77%) of these. There were 18 notifications of dengue virus infection acquired in Australia and 1,390 cases that were acquired overseas, while for 38 cases, the place of acquisition was unknown. Imported cases of dengue in Australia were most frequently acquired in Indonesia. There were 20 imported cases of chikungunya virus. There were no notifications of locally-acquired malaria in Australia during the 2011-12 season. There were 314 notifications of overseas-acquired malaria and 41 notifications where the place of acquisition was unknown. Sentinel chicken, mosquito surveillance, viral detection in mosquitoes and climate modelling are used to provide early warning of arboviral disease activity in Australia. In 2011-12, sentinel chicken programs for the detection of flavivirus activity were conducted in most states with the risk of arboviral transmission. Other surveillance activities to detect the presence of arboviruses in mosquitoes or mosquito saliva or for surveying mosquito abundance included honey-baited trap surveillance, surveys of household containers that may provide suitable habitat for the dengue vector, Aedes aegypti, and carbon dioxide baited traps. Surveillance for exotic mosquitoes at the border continues to be a vital part of preventing the spread of mosquito-borne diseases to new areas of Australia. PMID:25222207

  12. Documentation to the NCES Common Core of Data Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey: School Year 2011-12. Provisional Version 1a. NCES 2014-100

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Keaton, Patrick

    2013-01-01

    The documentation for this provisional version 1a file of the National Center for Education Statistics' (NCES) Common Core of Data (CCD) Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey for SY 2011-12, contains a brief description of the data collection, along with information required to understand and access the data file. The SY 2011-12

  13. 36 CFR 51.46 - May the Director determine that a concessioner has not operated satisfactorily after a prospectus...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... of an annual evaluation of a concessioner's performance may not occur until after the selection of the best proposal submitted in response to a prospectus, the Director will make an annual performance... performance evaluation. In the event the concessioner receives a second less than satisfactory...

  14. 17 CFR 230.496 - Contents of prospectus and statement of additional information used after nine months.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Contents of prospectus and statement of additional information used after nine months. 230.496 Section 230.496 Commodity and Securities... statement of additional information used after nine months. In the case of a registration statement filed...

  15. 17 CFR 230.496 - Contents of prospectus and statement of additional information used after nine months.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Contents of prospectus and statement of additional information used after nine months. 230.496 Section 230.496 Commodity and Securities... statement of additional information used after nine months. In the case of a registration statement filed...

  16. 41 CFR 102-73.35 - Is a prospectus required for all acquisition, construction, or alteration projects?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Is a prospectus required for all acquisition, construction, or alteration projects? 102-73.35 Section 102-73.35 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued)...

  17. 41 CFR 102-73.35 - Is a prospectus required for all acquisition, construction, or alteration projects?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Is a prospectus required for all acquisition, construction, or alteration projects? 102-73.35 Section 102-73.35 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued)...

  18. 17 CFR 229.503 - (Item 503) Prospectus summary, risk factors, and ratio of earnings to fixed charges.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... the ratios. See paragraph (b)(12) of Item 601 of Regulation S-K (17 CFR 229.601(b)(12)). (e) Smaller... clear, plain language. (b) Address and telephone number. Include, either on the cover page or in the... immediately follow the cover page of the prospectus or the pricing information section that...

  19. 17 CFR 229.503 - (Item 503) Prospectus summary, risk factors, and ratio of earnings to fixed charges.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... the ratios. See paragraph (b)(12) of Item 601 of Regulation S-K (17 CFR 229.601(b)(12)). (e) Smaller... clear, plain language. (b) Address and telephone number. Include, either on the cover page or in the... immediately follow the cover page of the prospectus or the pricing information section that...

  20. 17 CFR 229.503 - (Item 503) Prospectus summary, risk factors, and ratio of earnings to fixed charges.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... the ratios. See paragraph (b)(12) of Item 601 of Regulation S-K (17 CFR 229.601(b)(12)). (e) Smaller... clear, plain language. (b) Address and telephone number. Include, either on the cover page or in the... immediately follow the cover page of the prospectus or the pricing information section that...

  1. 36 CFR 51.19 - Must the Director award the concession contract that is set forth in the prospectus?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Must the Director award the concession contract that is set forth in the prospectus? 51.19 Section 51.19 Parks, Forests, and Public... Award Procedures § 51.19 Must the Director award the concession contract that is set forth in...

  2. 36 CFR 51.7 - How will information be provided to a potential offeror after the prospectus is issued?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false How will information be provided to a potential offeror after the prospectus is issued? 51.7 Section 51.7 Parks, Forests, and..., Selection and Award Procedures § 51.7 How will information be provided to a potential offeror after...

  3. 36 CFR 51.8 - Where will the Director publish the notice of availability of the prospectus?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Where will the Director publish the notice of availability of the prospectus? 51.8 Section 51.8 Parks, Forests, and Public... Award Procedures § 51.8 Where will the Director publish the notice of availability of the...

  4. 17 CFR 230.428 - Documents constituting a section 10(a) prospectus for Form S-8 registration statement...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 1934 (Exchange Act) for its latest fiscal year; (ii) The registrant's annual report on Form 10-K (§ 249... General Instruction A.(2) of Form 40-F (§ 249.240f of this chapter), for its latest fiscal year; (iii) The latest prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) (§ 230.424(b)) under the Act that contains...

  5. 17 CFR 230.428 - Documents constituting a section 10(a) prospectus for Form S-8 registration statement...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 1934 (Exchange Act) for its latest fiscal year; (ii) The registrant's annual report on Form 10-K (§ 249... General Instruction A.(2) of Form 40-F (§ 249.240f of this chapter), for its latest fiscal year; (iii) The latest prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) (§ 230.424(b)) under the Act that contains...

  6. Hard Lines and Soft Scenes: Constituting Masculinities in the Prospectuses of All-Boys Elite Private Schools

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gottschall, Kristina; Wardman, Natasha; Edgeworth, Kathryn; Hutchesson, Rachael; Saltmarsh, Sue

    2010-01-01

    Over the last decade, education researchers have been concerned with the "impression management" activities of schools in the current climate of school corporatisation. Among these activities is the dissemination of school prospectuses that, far from being merely arbitrary sources of information, are seen as strategic texts that communicate the…

  7. 17 CFR 229.501 - (Item 501) Forepart of Registration Statement and Outside Front Cover Page of Prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... may use one of the following or other clear, plain language: Example A: Neither the Securities and... following or other clear, plain language: The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be... in plain English. See § 230.421(d) of Regulation C of this chapter. (a) Front cover page of...

  8. 36 CFR 51.8 - Where will the Director publish the notice of availability of the prospectus?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Where will the Director publish the notice of availability of the prospectus? 51.8 Section 51.8 Parks, Forests, and Public... Award Procedures § 51.8 Where will the Director publish the notice of availability of the...

  9. 17 CFR 229.501 - (Item 501) Forepart of Registration Statement and Outside Front Cover Page of Prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false (Item 501) Forepart of Registration Statement and Outside Front Cover Page of Prospectus. 229.501 Section 229.501 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION STANDARD INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING FORMS UNDER SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT...

  10. WCPSS High School Graduation Rates: 4-Year and 5-Year Cohort Rates 2011-12. Measuring Up. D&A Report No. 13.04

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Regan, Roger

    2013-01-01

    The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) four-year cohort graduation rate declined slightly to 80.6% in 2011-12 from 80.9% in the previous year. Disaggregated graduation rates for most racial and ethnic groups stayed nearly the same or declined slightly in 2011-12, but the rate for African-American students rose from 67.9% to 69.6%. The other…

  11. Trends in Public and Private School Principal Demographics and Qualifications: 1987-88 to 2011-12. Stats in Brief. NCES 2016-189

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    Hill, Jason; Ottem, Randolph; DeRoche, John

    2016-01-01

    Using data from seven administrations of the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), this Statistics in Brief examines trends in public and private school principal demographics, experience, and compensation over 25 years, from 1987-88 through 2011-12. Data are drawn from the 1987-88, 1990-91, 1993-94, 1999-2000, 2003-04, 2007-08, and 2011-12 survey…

  12. Generation status as a determinant of influenza vaccination among Mexican-identified adults in California, 2011-12.

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    Mendiola, Jennifer; Do-Reynoso, Van; Gonzalez, Mariaelena

    2016-06-01

    First generation Latinos often have better health behaviors and outcomes than second and third generation Latinos. This study examined the correlates of seasonal influenza vaccinations among Mexican-identified (Mexican) adults, who make up the largest Latino subgroup in California. A sample of Mexican adults (N = 7493) from the 2011-12 California Interview Health Survey was used to compare the odds of first, second, and third generation Mexicans receiving influenza vaccinations in the past year. We performed a logistic regression taking into account socio-demographic characteristics, health status, and access to care. We repeated the analysis after stratifying for nativity, and then age. Being a second (odds ratio (OR) = 0.74, confidence interval (CI): 0.59, 0.92) and third generation or higher (OR = 0.66, CI: 0.51, 0.86) Mexican was associated with lower odds of getting an influenza vaccination compared to first generation Mexicans. Having a chronic disease, and access to care was associated with higher odds of vaccination, while lower age was associated with lower odds of vaccination among both US-, and foreign-born Mexicans. Given that the majority of Mexicans in California are US-born, the fact that being second- and third-generation Mexicans was associated with lower influenza vaccination rates is of significant concern. PMID:26844182

  13. Risky Business and the American Climate Prospectus: Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States"

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gordon, K.; Houser, T.; Kopp, R. E., III; Hsiang, S. M.; Larsen, K.; Jina, A.; Delgado, M.; Muir-Wood, R.; Rasmussen, D.; Rising, J.; Mastrandrea, M.; Wilson, P. S.

    2014-12-01

    The United States faces a range of economic risks from global climate change - from increased flooding and storm damage, to climate-driven changes in crop yields and labor productivity, to heat-related strains on energy and public health systems. The Risky Business Project commissioned a groundbreaking new analysis of these and other climate risks by region of the country and sector of the economy. The American Climate Prospectus (ACP) links state-of-the-art climate models with econometric research of human responses to climate variability and cutting edge private sector risk assessment tools, the ACP offers decision-makers a data driven assessment of the specific risks they face. We describe the challenge, methods, findings, and policy implications of the national risk analysis, with particular focus on methodological innovations and novel insights.

  14. Putting climate impact estimates to work: the empirical approach of the American Climate Prospectus

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jina, A.; Hsiang, S. M.; Kopp, R. E., III; Rasmussen, D.; Rising, J.

    2014-12-01

    The American Climate Prospectus (ACP), the technical analysis underlying the Risky Business project, quantitatively assesses climate risks posed to the United States' economy in a number of sectors [1]. Four of these - crop yield, crime, labor productivity, and mortality - draw upon research which identifies social impacts using contemporary variability in climate. We first identify a group of rigorous studies that use climate variability to identify responses to temperature and precipitation, while controlling for unobserved differences between locations. To incorporate multiple studies from a single sector, we employ a meta-analytical approach that draws on Bayesian methods commonly used in medical research and previously implemented in [2]. We generate a series of aggregate response functions for each sector using this meta-analytical method. We combine response functions with downscaled physical climate projections to estimate climate impacts out to the end of the century, incorporating uncertainty from statistical estimates, weather, climate models, and different emissions scenarios. Incorporating multiple studies in a single estimation framework allows us to directly compare impacts across the economy. We find that increased mortality has the largest effect on the US economy, followed by costs associated with decreased labor productivity. Agricultural losses and increases in crime contribute lesser but nonetheless substantial costs, and agriculture, notably, shows many areas benefitting from projected climate changes. The ACP also presents results throughout the 21stcentury. The dynamics of each of the impact categories differs, with, for example, mortality showing little change until the end of the century, but crime showing a monotonic increase from the present day. The ACP approach can expand to include new findings in current sectors, new sectors, and new geographical areas of interest. It represents an analytical framework that can incorporate empirical

  15. Estimating the limits of adaptation from historical behaviour: Insights from the American Climate Prospectus

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jina, A.; Hsiang, S. M.; Kopp, R. E., III; Rasmussen, D.; Rising, J.

    2014-12-01

    The American Climate Prospectus (ACP), the technical analysis underlying the Risky Business project, quantitatively assessed the climate risks posed to the United States' economy in a number of economic sectors [1]. The main analysis presents projections of climate impacts with an assumption of "no adaptation". Yet, historically, when the climate imposed an economic cost upon society, adaptive responses were taken to minimise these costs. These adaptive behaviours, both autonomous and planned, can be expected to occur as climate impacts increase in the future. To understand the extent to which adaptation might decrease some of the worst impacts of climate change, we empirically estimate adaptive responses. We do this in three sectors considered in the analysis - crop yield, crime, and mortality - and estimate adaptive capacity in two steps. First, looking at changes in climate impacts through time, we identify a historical rate of adaptation. Second, spatial differences in climate impacts are then used to stratify regions into more adapted or less adapted based on climate averages. As these averages change across counties in the US, we allow each to become more adapted at the rate identified in step one. We are then able to estimate the residual damages, assuming that only the historical adaptive behaviours have taken place (fig 1). Importantly, we are unable to estimate any costs associated with these adaptations, nor are we able to estimate more novel (for example, new technological discoveries) or more disruptive (for example, migration) adaptive behaviours. However, an important insight is that historical adaptive behaviours may not be capable of reducing the worst impacts of climate change. The persistence of impacts in even the most exposed areas indicates that there are non-trivial costs associated with adaptation that will need to be met from other sources or through novel behavioural changes. References: [1] T. Houser et al. (2014), American Climate

  16. School Start Times for Middle School and High School Students - United States, 2011-12 School Year.

    PubMed

    Wheaton, Anne G; Ferro, Gabrielle A; Croft, Janet B

    2015-08-01

    Adolescents who do not get enough sleep are more likely to be overweight; not engage in daily physical activity; suffer from depressive symptoms; engage in unhealthy risk behaviors such as drinking, smoking tobacco, and using illicit drugs; and perform poorly in school. However, insufficient sleep is common among high school students, with less than one third of U.S. high school students sleeping at least 8 hours on school nights. In a policy statement published in 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urged middle and high schools to modify start times as a means to enable students to get adequate sleep and improve their health, safety, academic performance, and quality of life. AAP recommended that "middle and high schools should aim for a starting time of no earlier than 8:30 a.m.". To assess state-specific distributions of public middle and high school start times and establish a pre-recommendation baseline, CDC and the U.S. Department of Education analyzed data from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). Among an estimated 39,700 public middle, high, and combined schools* in the United States, the average start time was 8:03 a.m. Overall, only 17.7% of these public schools started school at 8:30 a.m. or later. The percentage of schools with 8:30 a.m. or later start times varied greatly by state, ranging from 0% in Hawaii, Mississippi, and Wyoming to more than three quarters of schools in Alaska (76.8%) and North Dakota (78.5%). A school system start time policy of 8:30 a.m. or later provides teenage students the opportunity to achieve the 8.5-9.5 hours of sleep recommended by AAP and the 8-10 hours recommended by the National Sleep Foundation. PMID:26247433

  17. Public School Teacher Autonomy in the Classroom across School Years 2003-04, 2007-08, and 2011-12. Stats in Brief. NCES 2015-089

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sparks, Dinah; Malkus, Nat

    2015-01-01

    This Statistics in Brief explores teacher autonomy in the classroom during the 2003-04, 2007-08, and 2011-12 school years. Using data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), the Statistics in Brief examines a construct of teacher autonomy based on teachers' responses to six questions regarding…

  18. Persistence and Attainment of 2011-12 First-Time Postsecondary Students after 3 Years. First Look. NCES 2016-401

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ifill, Nicole; Radford, Alexandria Walton; Wu, Joanna; Cataldi, Emily Forrest; Wilson, David; Hill, Jason

    2016-01-01

    This report provides a "first look" at selected findings from the 2012/14 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:12/14). It is based on final data describing a nationally representative sample of undergraduates who entered postsecondary education for the first time during the 2011-12 academic year. BPS:12/14 covers the…

  19. Documentation to the NCES Common Core of Data Local Education Agency Universe Survey: School Year 2011-12. Provisional Version 1a. NCES 2014-035

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Keaton, Patrick

    2014-01-01

    This documentation is for the provisional version 1a file of the National Center for Education Statistics' (NCES) Common Core of Data (CCD) Local Education Agency (LEA) Universe Survey for SY 2011-12. It contains a brief description of the data collection, along with information required to understand and access the data file. The CCD is a…

  20. Characteristics of Public School Districts in the United States: Results from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey. First Look. NCES 2013-311

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gray, Lucinda; Bitterman, Amy; Goldring, Rebecca

    2013-01-01

    This report presents selected findings from the Public School District Data File of the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a nationally representative sample survey of public and private K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. School districts associated with public schools and library…

  1. 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12). Price Estimates for Attending Postsecondary Education Institutions. First Look. NCES 2014-166

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Simone, Sean; Radwin, David; Wine, Jennifer; Siegel, Peter; Bryan, Michael

    2013-01-01

    This First Look publication provides price estimates for attending postsecondary education institutions using data from the 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12), the most comprehensive, nationally representative survey of student financing of postsecondary education in the United States. The survey includes about 95,000…

  2. Why Rural Matters 2011-12: The Condition of Rural Education in the 50 States. A Report of the Rural School and Community Trust Policy Program

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Strange, Marty; Johnson, Jerry; Showalter, Daniel; Klein, Robert

    2012-01-01

    "Why Rural Matters 2011-12" is the sixth in a series of biennial reports analyzing the contexts and conditions of rural education in each of the 50 states and calling attention to the need for policymakers to address rural education issues in their respective states. While it is the sixth in a series, this report is not simply an…

  3. Education and Certification Qualifications of Public Middle Grades Teachers of Selected Subjects: Evidence from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey. NCES 2015-815

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Baldi, Stéphane; Warner-Griffin, Catharine; Tadler, Chrystine

    2015-01-01

    This report examines the postsecondary majors and teaching certifications of middle grades teachers in public schools in selected subject areas by using data from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a sample survey of elementary and secondary schools in the United States that collects data on American public and private…

  4. Prospectus 1999

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Holmes, Jon L.; Gettys, Nancy S.

    1999-01-01

    We begin 1999 with a message to all Journal subscribers about our plans for JCE Software and what you will be seeing in this column as the year progresses. Series News JCE Software will continue to publish individual programs, one to an issue as they become ready for distribution. The old Series B, C, and D designations no longer exist. Regular Issue numbers for 1999 will start with 99, and end with M for Mac OS, W for Windows, or MW for programs that will run under both the Mac OS and Windows. Windows programs will be compatible with Windows 95/98 and may or may not be compatible with Windows 3.1. Special Issues, such as CD-ROMs and videotapes will continue to be designated with SP followed by a number. Publication Plans for 1999 Periodic Table Live! Second Edition Periodic Table Live! Second Edition is a new version of one of JCE Software's most popular publications. The best features of Illustrated Periodic Table (1) for Windows and Chemistry Navigator (2) for Mac OS are combined in a new HTML-based, multimedia presentation format. Together with the video from Periodic Table Videodisc (3), digitized to take advantage of new features available in QuickTime 3 (4), the new Periodic Table Live! will be easy to use with complete features available to both Windows and Mac OS user. Chemistry Comes Alive! The Chemistry Comes Alive! (CCA!) series continues in 1999 with CD-ROMs for Mac OS and Windows. Like the first two volumes (5,6), new CDs will contain video and animations of chemical reactions, including clips from our videodiscs ChemDemos (7), ChemDemos II (8), and Titration Techniques (9). Other clips are new, available for the first time in Chemistry Comes Alive! New CCA! CDs will be made available in two varieties for individual users, one to take advantage of the high-quality video that can be displayed by new, faster computers, and another that will play well on older, slower models. In addition, a third variation for network licensing will include video optimized for delivery via the World Wide Web. If all goes according to plan, two new CCA! volumes will be announced in 1999, and CCA! 1 and CCA! 2 will be updated to take advantage of the latest digital video technology. Chem Pages Chem Pages, Laboratory Techniques, was developed by the New Traditions Curriculum Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is an HTML-based CD-ROM for Mac OS and Windows that contains lessons and tutorials to prepare introductory chemistry students to work in the laboratory. It includes text, photographs, computer graphics, animations, digital video, and voice narration to introduce students to the laboratory equipment and procedures. Regular Issues Programs that have been accepted for publication as Regular Issues in 1999 include a gas chromatography simulation for Windows 95 by Bruce Armitage, a collection of lessons on torsional rotation for organic chemistry students by Ronald Starkey, and a tutorial on pericyclic reactions, also for organic chemistry, by Albert Lee, C. T. So, and C. L. Chan. We have had many recent submissions and submissions of work in progress. In 1999 we will work with the authors and our peer-reviewers to complete and publish these submissions. Submissions include Multimedia Problems for General Chemistry by David Whisnant, lessons on point groups and crystallography by Margaret Kastner, et al., a mass spectrum simulator by Stephen W. Bigger and Robert A. Craig, a tutorial for introductory chemistry on determining the pH of very dilute acid and base solutions by Paul Mihas and George Papageorgiou, and many others. Also under development by the JCE Software staff are The General Chemistry Collection (instructor's edition) CD-ROM along with an updated student edition. An Invitation In collaboration with JCE Online we plan to make available in 1999 support files for JCE Software. These will include not only troubleshooting tips and technical support notes, but also supporting information such as lessons, specific assignments, and activities using JCE Software publications submitted by users. All JCE Softwar

  5. Prospectus 2000

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Holmes, Jon L.; Gettys, Nancy S.

    2000-01-01

    We begin 2000 with a message about our plans for JCE Software and what you will be seeing in this column as the year progresses. Floppy Disk --> CD-ROM Most software today is distributed on CD-ROM or by downloading from the Internet. Several new computers no longer include a floppy disk drive as "standard equipment". Today's software no longer fits on one or two floppies (the installation software alone can require two disks) and the cost of reproducing and distributing several disks is prohibitive. In short, distribution of software on floppy disks is no longer practical. Therefore, JCE Software will distribute all new software publications on CD-ROM rather than on disks. Regular Issues --> Collections Distribution of all our software on CD-ROM allows us to extend our concept of software collections that we started with the General Chemistry Collection. Such collections will contain all the previously published software that is still "in print" (i.e., is compatible with current operating systems and hardware) and any new programs that fall under the topic of the collection. Proposed topics in addition to General Chemistry currently include Advanced Chemistry, Instrument and Laboratory Simulations, and Spectroscopy. Eventually, all regular issues will be replaced by these collections, which will be updated annually or semiannually with new programs and updates to existing programs. Abstracts for all new programs will continue to appear in this column when a collection or its update is ready for publication. We will continue to offer special issues of single larger programs (e.g. Periodic Table Live!, Chemistry Comes Alive! volumes) on CD-ROM and video on videotape. Connect with Your Students outside Class JCE Software has always offered network licenses to allow instructors to make our software available to students in computer labs, but that model no longer fits the way many instructors and students work with computers. Many students (or their families) own a personal computer allowing them much more flexibility than a campus computer lab. Many instructors utilize the World Wide Web, creating HTML pages for students to use. JCE Software has options available to take advantage of both of these developments. Software Adoption To provide students who own computers access to JCE Software programs, consider adopting one or more of our CD-ROMs as you would a textbook. The General Chemistry Collection has been adopted by several general chemistry courses. We can arrange to bundle CDs with laboratory manuals or to be sold separately to students through the campus bookstore. The cost per CD can be quite low (as little as $5) when large numbers are ordered, making this a cost-effective method of allowing students access to the software they need whenever and wherever they desire. Web-Ready Publications Several JCE Software programs use HTML to present the material. Viewed with the ubiquitous Internet Browser, HTML is compatible with both Mac OS and Windows (as well most other current operating systems) and provides a flexible hypermedia interface that is familiar to an increasing number of instructors and students. HTML-based publications are also ready for use on local intranets, with appropriate licensing, and can be readily incorporated into other HTML-based materials. Already published in this format are: Chemistry Comes Alive!, Volumes 1 and 2 (Special Issues 18 and 21), Flying over Atoms (Special Issue 19), and Periodic Table Live! Second Edition (Special Issue 17). Solid State Resources Second Edition (Special Issue 12) and Chemistry Comes Alive!, Volume 3 (Special Issue 23) will be available soon. Other submissions being developed in HTML format include ChemPages Laboratory and Multimedia General Chemistry Problems. Contact the JCE Software office to learn about licensing alternatives that take advantage of the World Wide Web. Periodic Table Live! 2nd ed. is one of JCE Software's "Web-ready" publications. Publication Plans for 2000 We have several exciting new issues planned for publi

  6. Prospectus 2000

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Holmes, Jon L.; Gettys, Nancy S.

    2000-01-01

    We begin 2000 with a message about our plans for JCE Software and what you will be seeing in this column as the year progresses. Floppy Disk --> CD-ROM Most software today is distributed on CD-ROM or by downloading from the Internet. Several new computers no longer include a floppy disk drive as "standard equipment". Today's software no longer fits on one or two floppies (the installation software alone can require two disks) and the cost of reproducing and distributing several disks is prohibitive. In short, distribution of software on floppy disks is no longer practical. Therefore, JCE Software will distribute all new software publications on CD-ROM rather than on disks. Regular Issues --> Collections Distribution of all our software on CD-ROM allows us to extend our concept of software collections that we started with the General Chemistry Collection. Such collections will contain all the previously published software that is still "in print" (i.e., is compatible with current operating systems and hardware) and any new programs that fall under the topic of the collection. Proposed topics in addition to General Chemistry currently include Advanced Chemistry, Instrument and Laboratory Simulations, and Spectroscopy. Eventually, all regular issues will be replaced by these collections, which will be updated annually or semiannually with new programs and updates to existing programs. Abstracts for all new programs will continue to appear in this column when a collection or its update is ready for publication. We will continue to offer special issues of single larger programs (e.g. Periodic Table Live!, Chemistry Comes Alive! volumes) on CD-ROM and video on videotape. Connect with Your Students outside Class JCE Software has always offered network licenses to allow instructors to make our software available to students in computer labs, but that model no longer fits the way many instructors and students work with computers. Many students (or their families) own a personal computer allowing them much more flexibility than a campus computer lab. Many instructors utilize the World Wide Web, creating HTML pages for students to use. JCE Software has options available to take advantage of both of these developments. Software Adoption To provide students who own computers access to JCE Software programs, consider adopting one or more of our CD-ROMs as you would a textbook. The General Chemistry Collection has been adopted by several general chemistry courses. We can arrange to bundle CDs with laboratory manuals or to be sold separately to students through the campus bookstore. The cost per CD can be quite low (as little as $5) when large numbers are ordered, making this a cost-effective method of allowing students access to the software they need whenever and wherever they desire. Web-Ready Publications Several JCE Software programs use HTML to present the material. Viewed with the ubiquitous Internet Browser, HTML is compatible with both Mac OS and Windows (as well most other current operating systems) and provides a flexible hypermedia interface that is familiar to an increasing number of instructors and students. HTML-based publications are also ready for use on local intranets, with appropriate licensing, and can be readily incorporated into other HTML-based materials. Already published in this format are: Chemistry Comes Alive!, Volumes 1 and 2 (Special Issues 18 and 21), Flying over Atoms (Special Issue 19), and Periodic Table Live! Second Edition (Special Issue 17). Solid State Resources Second Edition (Special Issue 12) and Chemistry Comes Alive!, Volume 3 (Special Issue 23) will be available soon. Other submissions being developed in HTML format include ChemPages Laboratory and Multimedia General Chemistry Problems. Contact the JCE Software office to learn about licensing alternatives that take advantage of the World Wide Web. Periodic Table Live! 2nd ed. is one of JCE Software's "Web-ready" publications. Publication Plans for 2000 We have several exciting new issues planned for publication in the coming year. Chemistry Comes Alive! The Chemistry Comes Alive! (CCA!) series continues with additional CD-ROMs for Mac OS and Windows. Each volume in this series contains video and animations of chemical reactions that can be easily incorporated into your own computer-based presentations. Our digital video now uses state-of-the-art compression that yields higher quality video with smaller file sizes and data rates more suited for WWW delivery. Video for Periodic Table Live! 2nd edition, Chemistry Comes Alive! Volumes 3, ChemPages Laboratory, and Multimedia General Chemistry Problems use this new format. We will be releasing updates of CCA! Volumes 1 and 2 to take advantage of this new technology. We are very pleased with the results and think you will be also. The reaction of aluminum with chlorine is included in Chemistry Comes Alive! Volume 3. ChemPages Laboratory ChemPages Laboratory, developed by the New Traditions Curriculum Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is an HTML-based CD-ROM for Mac OS and Windows that contains lessons and tutorials to prepare introductory chemistry students to work in the laboratory. It includes text, photographs, computer graphics, animations, digital video, and voice narration to introduce students to the laboratory equipment and procedures. ChemPages Laboratory teaches introductory chemistry students about laboratory instruments, equipment, and procedures. Versatile Video Video demonstrating the "drinking bird" is included in the Chemistry Comes Alive! video collection. Video from this collection can be incorporated into many other projects. As an example, David Whisnant has used the drinking bird in his Multimedia General Chemistry Problems, where students view the video and are asked to explain why the bird bobs up and down. JCE Software anticipates publication of Multimedia General Chemistry Problems on CD-ROM for Mac OS and Windows in 2000. It will be "Web-ready". General Chemistry Collection, 4th Edition The General Chemistry Collection will be revised early in the summer and CDs will be shipped in time for fall adoptions. The 4th edition will include JCE Software publications for general chemistry published in 1999, as well as any programs for general chemistry accepted in 2000. Regular Issues We have had many recent submissions and submissions of work in progress. In 2000 we will work with the authors and our peer-reviewers to complete and publish these submissions individually or as part of a software collection on CD-ROM. An Invitation In collaboration with JCE Online we plan to make available in 2000 more support files for JCE Software. These will include not only troubleshooting tips and technical support notes, but also supporting information submitted by users such as lessons, specific assignments, and activities using JCE Software publications. All JCE Software users are invited to contribute to this area. Get in touch with JCE Software and let us know how you are using our materials so that we can share your ideas with others! Although the word software is in our name, many of our publications are not traditional software. We also publish video on videotape, videodisc, and CD-ROM and electronic documents (Mathcad and Mathematica, spreadsheet files and macros, HTML documents, and PowerPoint presentations). Most chemistry instructors who use a computer in their teaching have created or considered creating one or more of these for their classes. If you have an original computer presentation, electronic document, animation, video, or any other item that is not printed text it is probably an appropriate submission for JCE Software. By publishing your work in any branch of the Journal of Chemical Education, you will share your efforts with chemistry instructors and students all over the world and get professional recognition for your achievements. All JCE Software publications are Y2K compliant.

  7. Prospectus 1999

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Holmes, Jon L.; Gettys, Nancy S.

    1999-01-01

    We begin 1999 with a message to all Journal subscribers about our plans for JCE Software and what you will be seeing in this column as the year progresses. Series News JCE Software will continue to publish individual programs, one to an issue as they become ready for distribution. The old Series B, C, and D designations no longer exist. Regular Issue numbers for 1999 will start with 99, and end with M for Mac OS, W for Windows, or MW for programs that will run under both the Mac OS and Windows. Windows programs will be compatible with Windows 95/98 and may or may not be compatible with Windows 3.1. Special Issues, such as CD-ROMs and videotapes will continue to be designated with SP followed by a number. Publication Plans for 1999 Periodic Table Live! Second Edition Periodic Table Live! Second Edition is a new version of one of JCE Software's most popular publications. The best features of Illustrated Periodic Table (1) for Windows and Chemistry Navigator (2) for Mac OS are combined in a new HTML-based, multimedia presentation format. Together with the video from Periodic Table Videodisc (3), digitized to take advantage of new features available in QuickTime 3 (4), the new Periodic Table Live! will be easy to use with complete features available to both Windows and Mac OS user. Chemistry Comes Alive! The Chemistry Comes Alive! (CCA!) series continues in 1999 with CD-ROMs for Mac OS and Windows. Like the first two volumes (5,6), new CDs will contain video and animations of chemical reactions, including clips from our videodiscs ChemDemos (7), ChemDemos II (8), and Titration Techniques (9). Other clips are new, available for the first time in Chemistry Comes Alive! New CCA! CDs will be made available in two varieties for individual users, one to take advantage of the high-quality video that can be displayed by new, faster computers, and another that will play well on older, slower models. In addition, a third variation for network licensing will include video optimized for delivery via the World Wide Web. If all goes according to plan, two new CCA! volumes will be announced in 1999, and CCA! 1 and CCA! 2 will be updated to take advantage of the latest digital video technology. Chem Pages Chem Pages, Laboratory Techniques, was developed by the New Traditions Curriculum Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is an HTML-based CD-ROM for Mac OS and Windows that contains lessons and tutorials to prepare introductory chemistry students to work in the laboratory. It includes text, photographs, computer graphics, animations, digital video, and voice narration to introduce students to the laboratory equipment and procedures. Regular Issues Programs that have been accepted for publication as Regular Issues in 1999 include a gas chromatography simulation for Windows 95 by Bruce Armitage, a collection of lessons on torsional rotation for organic chemistry students by Ronald Starkey, and a tutorial on pericyclic reactions, also for organic chemistry, by Albert Lee, C. T. So, and C. L. Chan. We have had many recent submissions and submissions of work in progress. In 1999 we will work with the authors and our peer-reviewers to complete and publish these submissions. Submissions include Multimedia Problems for General Chemistry by David Whisnant, lessons on point groups and crystallography by Margaret Kastner, et al., a mass spectrum simulator by Stephen W. Bigger and Robert A. Craig, a tutorial for introductory chemistry on determining the pH of very dilute acid and base solutions by Paul Mihas and George Papageorgiou, and many others. Also under development by the JCE Software staff are The General Chemistry Collection (instructor's edition) CD-ROM along with an updated student edition. An Invitation In collaboration with JCE Online we plan to make available in 1999 support files for JCE Software. These will include not only troubleshooting tips and technical support notes, but also supporting information such as lessons, specific assignments, and activities using JCE Software publications submitted by users. All JCE Software users are invited to contribute to this area. Get in touch with JCE Software and let us know how you are using our materials so that we can share your ideas with others! Although the word software is in our name, many of our publications are not traditional software. We also publish video on videotape, videodisc, and CD-ROM and electronic documents (Mathcad and Mathematica, spreadsheet files and macros, HTML documents, and PowerPoint presentations). Most chemistry instructors who use a computer in their teaching have created or considered creating one or more of these for their classes. If you have an original computer presentation, electronic document, animation, video, or any other item that is not printed text it is probably an appropriate submission for JCE Software. By publishing your work in any branch of the Journal of Chemical Education, you will share your efforts with chemistry instructors and students all over the world and get professional recognition for your achievements. Literature Cited 1. Schatz, P. F.; Moore, J. W.; Holmes, J. L. Illustrated Periodic Table; J. Chem. Educ. Software 1995, 2D2. 2. Kotz. J. C.; Young, S. Chemistry Navigator; J. Chem. Educ. Software 1995, 6C2. 3. Banks, A. Periodic Table Videodisc, 2nd ed.; J. Chem. Educ. Software 1996, SP1. 4. QuickTime 3.0, Apple Computer, Inc.: 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014-2084. 5. Jacobsen, J. J.; Moore, J. W. Chemistry Comes Alive!, Volume 1; J. Chem. Educ. Software 1997, SP 18. 6. Jacobsen, J. J.; Moore, J. W. Chemistry Comes Alive!, Volume 2; Chem. Educ. Software 1998, SP 21. 7. Moore, J. W.; Jacobsen, J. J.; Hunsberger, L. R.; Gammon, S. D.; Jetzer, K. H.; Zimmerman, J. ChemDemos Videodisc; J. Chem. Educ. Software 1994, SP 8. 8. Moore, J. W.; Jacobsen, J. J.; Jetzer, K. H.; Gilbert, G.; Mattes, F.; Phillips, D.; Lisensky, G.; Zweerink, G. ChemDemos II; J. Chem. Educ. Software 1996, SP 14. 9. Jacobsen, J. J.; Jetzer, K. H.; Patani, N.; Zimmerman, J. Titration Techniques Videodisc; J. Chem. Educ. Software 1995, SP 9. JCE Software CD-ROMs In addition to more than 100 traditional computer programs and videodiscs, JCE Software has published nine CD-ROMs and four videotapes. Recently published CDs now available include:

    • JCE CD 98
    • Solid State Resources, 2nd Edition
    • General Chemistry Collection, 2nd Edition (Student Edition)
    • Chemistry Comes Alive!, Volumes 1 and 2
    • Flying over Atoms
    Below are some images from JCE Software CD-ROMs. Information for all CDs can be found on our WWW site. Ordering and Information JCE Software is a publication of the Journal of Chemical Education. There is an order form inserted in this issue that provides prices and other ordering information. If this card is not available or if you need additional information, contact: JCE Software, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1101 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706-1396 phone: 608/262-5153 or 800/991-5534 fax: 608/265-8094; email: jcesoft@chem.wisc.edu Information about all of our publications (including abstracts, descriptions, updates) is available from our World Wide Web site. http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/JCESoft/

  8. The American Climate Prospectus: a risk-centered analysis of the economic impacts of climate change

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jina, A.; Houser, T.; Hsiang, S. M.; Kopp, R. E., III; Delgado, M.; Larsen, K.; Mohan, S.; Rasmussen, D.; Rising, J.; Wilson, P. S.; Muir-Wood, R.

    2014-12-01

    The American Climate Prospectus (ACP), the analysis underlying the Risky Business project, quantitatively assessed the climate risks posed to the United States' economy in six sectors - crop yields, energy demand, coastal property, crime, labor productivity, and mortality [1]. The ACP is unique in its characterization of the full probability distribution of economic impacts of climate change throughout the 21st century, making it an extremely useful basis for risk assessments. Three key innovations allow for this characterization. First, climate projections from CMIP5 models are scaled to a temperature probability distribution derived from a coarser climate model (MAGICC). This allows a more accurate representation of the whole distribution of future climates (in particular the tails) than a simple ensemble average. These are downscaled both temporally and spatially. Second, a set of local sea level rise and tropical cyclone projections are used in conjunction with the most detailed dataset of coastal property in the US in order to capture the risks of rising seas and storm surge. Third, we base many of our sectors on empirically-derived responses to temperature and precipitation. Each of these dose-response functions is resampled many times to populate a statistical distribution. Combining these with uncertainty in emissions scenario, climate model, and weather, we create the full probability distribution of climate impacts from county up to national levels, as well as model the effects upon the economy as a whole. Results are presented as likelihood ranges, as well as changes to return intervals of extreme events. The ACP analysis allows us to compare between sectors to understand the magnitude of required policy responses, and also to identify risks through time. Many sectors displaying large impacts at the end of the century, like those of mortality, have smaller changes in the near-term, due to non-linearities in the response functions. Other sectors, like

  9. Managing U.S. climate risk through mitigation: Insights from the American Climate Prospectus

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kopp, R. E., III; Hsiang, S. M.; Houser, T.; Larsen, K.; Rasmussen, D. M., Jr.; Jina, A.; Rising, J.; Delgado, M.; Mohan, S.; Muir-Wood, R.; Wilson, P. S.

    2014-12-01

    The American Climate Prospectus (ACP), the technical analysis underlying the Risky Business project, quantitatively assessed the economic risks posed to the United States by six categories of climate change impacts: crop yield, energy demand, coastal storm damage, criminal activity, labor productivity, and mortality [1]. At a national level, measured by impact on gross domestic product, increased mortality and decreased labor productivity pose the large risks, followed by increased energy demand and coastal damages. Changes in crop yield and crime have smaller impacts. The ACP was not intended to conduct a benefit-cost analysis of climate change mitigation. It assessed the economic consequences of future impacts on an economy with a structure equivalent to that of the current economy, not accounting for socio-economic development and adaptation, and did not assess the cost of mitigation. One of its primary goals was to inform adaptation decisions that are conventionally considered 'endogenous' in economic analyses of climate change. Nonetheless, its results provide insight into the potential of mitigation to manage climate risk. Differences between RCP 8.5 (moderately-high business-as-usual emissions), RCP 4.5 (moderate mitigation) and RCP 2.6 (extremely strong mitigation) are not apparent until mid-century and become significant only late in the century. For all impacts except coastal damages, mitigation significantly reduces uncertainty in late-century impact estimates. Nationally, mitigation significantly and monotonically reduces median projected labor productivity losses and violent crime. Switching from RCP 8.5 to RCP 4.5 also significantly reduces median projections of mortality and energy demand, but the domestic value to the U.S. of further mitigation to RCP 2.6 is less clear. The marginal benefits decline in part because some regions of the country (especially the Northwest) may experience increased crop yields, reduced mortality, and reduced energy

  10. Starry Eyes and Subservient Selves: Portraits of "Well-Rounded" Girlhood in the Prospectuses of All-Girl Elite Private Schools

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wardman, Natasha; Hutchesson, Rachael; Gottschall, Kristina; Drew, Christopher; Saltmarsh, Sue

    2010-01-01

    This article continues a discussion about the ways in which gender is constructed in the aesthetic presentation and impression management strategies of elite private schools. While before we focused on the construction and promotion of valorised masculinities in elite private boys school prospectuses (Gottschall, Wardman, Edgeworth, Hutchesson &…

  11. Current and Future Experimental Strategies for Structural Analysis of Trichothecene Mycotoxins-A Prospectus

    PubMed Central

    Shank, Roxanne A.; Foroud, Nora A.; Hazendonk, Paul; Eudes, François; Blackwell, Barbara A.

    2011-01-01

    Fungal toxins, such as those produced by members of the order Hypocreales, have widespread effects on cereal crops, resulting in yield losses and the potential for severe disease and mortality in humans and livestock. Among the most toxic are the trichothecenes. Trichothecenes have various detrimental effects on eukaryotic cells including an interference with protein production and the disruption of nucleic acid synthesis. However, these toxins can have a wide range of toxicity depending on the system. Major differences in the phytotoxicity and cytotoxicity of these mycotoxins are observed for individual members of the class, and variations in toxicity are observed among different species for each individual compound. Furthermore, while diverse toxicological effects are observed throughout the whole cellular system upon trichothecene exposure, the mechanism of toxicity is not well understood. In order to comprehend how these toxins interact with the cell, we must first have an advanced understanding of their structure and dynamics. The structural analysis of trichothecenes was a subject of major interest in the 1980s, and primarily focused on crystallographic and solution-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopic studies. Recent advances in structural determination through solution- and solid-state NMR, as well as computation based molecular modeling is leading to a resurgent interest in the structure of these and other mycotoxins, with the focus shifting in the direction of structural dynamics. The purpose of this work is to first provide a brief overview of the structural data available on trichothecenes and a characterization of the methods commonly employed to obtain such information. A summary of the current understanding of the relationship between structure and known function of these compounds is also presented. Finally, a prospectus on the application of new emerging structural methods on these and other related systems is discussed. PMID

  12. Acoustic sequences in non-human animals: a tutorial review and prospectus.

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    Kershenbaum, Arik; Blumstein, Daniel T; Roch, Marie A; Akçay, Çağlar; Backus, Gregory; Bee, Mark A; Bohn, Kirsten; Cao, Yan; Carter, Gerald; Cäsar, Cristiane; Coen, Michael; DeRuiter, Stacy L; Doyle, Laurance; Edelman, Shimon; Ferrer-i-Cancho, Ramon; Freeberg, Todd M; Garland, Ellen C; Gustison, Morgan; Harley, Heidi E; Huetz, Chloé; Hughes, Melissa; Hyland Bruno, Julia; Ilany, Amiyaal; Jin, Dezhe Z; Johnson, Michael; Ju, Chenghui; Karnowski, Jeremy; Lohr, Bernard; Manser, Marta B; McCowan, Brenda; Mercado, Eduardo; Narins, Peter M; Piel, Alex; Rice, Megan; Salmi, Roberta; Sasahara, Kazutoshi; Sayigh, Laela; Shiu, Yu; Taylor, Charles; Vallejo, Edgar E; Waller, Sara; Zamora-Gutierrez, Veronica

    2016-02-01

    Animal acoustic communication often takes the form of complex sequences, made up of multiple distinct acoustic units. Apart from the well-known example of birdsong, other animals such as insects, amphibians, and mammals (including bats, rodents, primates, and cetaceans) also generate complex acoustic sequences. Occasionally, such as with birdsong, the adaptive role of these sequences seems clear (e.g. mate attraction and territorial defence). More often however, researchers have only begun to characterise - let alone understand - the significance and meaning of acoustic sequences. Hypotheses abound, but there is little agreement as to how sequences should be defined and analysed. Our review aims to outline suitable methods for testing these hypotheses, and to describe the major limitations to our current and near-future knowledge on questions of acoustic sequences. This review and prospectus is the result of a collaborative effort between 43 scientists from the fields of animal behaviour, ecology and evolution, signal processing, machine learning, quantitative linguistics, and information theory, who gathered for a 2013 workshop entitled, 'Analysing vocal sequences in animals'. Our goal is to present not just a review of the state of the art, but to propose a methodological framework that summarises what we suggest are the best practices for research in this field, across taxa and across disciplines. We also provide a tutorial-style introduction to some of the most promising algorithmic approaches for analysing sequences. We divide our review into three sections: identifying the distinct units of an acoustic sequence, describing the different ways that information can be contained within a sequence, and analysing the structure of that sequence. Each of these sections is further subdivided to address the key questions and approaches in that area. We propose a uniform, systematic, and comprehensive approach to studying sequences, with the goal of clarifying

  13. Fingertip Facts 2011-12

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    Utah State Office of Education, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This paper offers facts and figures on Utah's education status for the school year 2011-2012. This paper contains the following: (1) Core CRT Language Arts Testing, 2011; (2) Core CRT Mathematics Testing, 2011; (3) 2011 Public Education General Fund--Funding by Source and Expenditures by Function; (4) 2010-11 Public School Enrollment Demographics;…

  14. Typical food portion sizes consumed by Australian adults: results from the 2011-12 Australian National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey.

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    Zheng, Miaobing; Wu, Jason H Y; Louie, Jimmy Chun Yu; Flood, Victoria M; Gill, Tim; Thomas, Beth; Cleanthous, Xenia; Neal, Bruce; Rangan, Anna

    2016-01-01

    Considerable evidence has associated increasing portion sizes with elevated obesity prevalence. This study examines typical portion sizes of commonly consumed core and discretionary foods in Australian adults, and compares these data with the Australian Dietary Guidelines standard serves. Typical portion sizes are defined as the median amount of foods consumed per eating occasion. Sex- and age-specific median portion sizes of adults aged 19 years and over (n = 9341) were analysed using one day 24 hour recall data from the 2011-12 National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey. A total of 152 food categories were examined. There were significant sex and age differences in typical portion sizes among a large proportion of food categories studied. Typical portion sizes of breads and cereals, meat and chicken cuts, and starchy vegetables were 30-160% larger than the standard serves, whereas, the portion sizes of dairy products, some fruits, and non-starchy vegetables were 30-90% smaller. Typical portion sizes for discretionary foods such as cakes, ice-cream, sausages, hamburgers, pizza, and alcoholic drinks exceeded the standard serves by 40-400%. The findings of the present study are particularly relevant for establishing Australian-specific reference portions for dietary assessment tools, refinement of nutrition labelling and public health policies. PMID:26786684

  15. State, District, and School Implementation of Reforms Promoted under the Recovery Act: 2009-10 through 2011-12. The Final Report from Charting the Progress of Education Reform: An Evaluation of the Recovery Act's Role. NCEE 2015-4016

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    Troppe, Patricia; Milanowski, Anthony; Garrison-Mogren, Roberta; Webber, Ann; Gutmann, Babette; Reisner, Elizabeth; Goertz, Margaret

    2015-01-01

    This report, based on surveys completed by all 50 State Education Agencies (SEAs) and the District of Columbia (DC) and nationally representative samples of districts and schools during spring 2011 and 2012, examines implementation of the key education reform strategies promoted by the Recovery Act in 2011-12, the extent to which implementation…

  16. Public High School Four-Year On-Time Graduation Rates and Event Dropout Rates: School Years 2010-11 and 2011-12. First Look. NCES 2014-391

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    Stetser, Marie C.; Stillwell, Robert

    2014-01-01

    This National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) First Look report introduces new data for two separate measures of 4-year on-time graduation rates as well as event dropout rates for school year (SY) 2010-11 and SY 2011-12. Specifically this report provides the following: (1) Four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR) data reported by…

  17. Characteristics of Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Schools in the United States: Results from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey. First Look. NCES 2013-312

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    Bitterman, Amy; Gray, Lucinda; Goldring, Rebecca

    2013-01-01

    This report presents selected findings from the Public School and Private School Data Files of the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a nationally representative sample survey of public and private K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. School districts associated with public schools…

  18. Vaccine effectiveness of 2011/12 trivalent seasonal influenza vaccine in preventing laboratory-confirmed influenza in primary care in the United Kingdom: evidence of waning intra-seasonal protection.

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    Pebody, R G; Andrews, N; McMenamin, J; Durnall, H; Ellis, J; Thompson, C I; Robertson, C; Cottrell, S; Smyth, B; Zambon, M; Moore, C; Fleming, D M; Watson, J M

    2013-01-01

    The 2011/12 season was characterised by unusually late influenza A (H3N2) activity in the United Kingdom (UK). We measured vaccine effectiveness (VE) of the 2011/12 trivalent seasonal influenza vaccine (TIV) in a test-negative case–control study in primary care. Overall VE against confirmed influenza A (H3N2) infection, adjusted for age, surveillance scheme and month, was 23% (95% confidence interval (CI): -10 to 47). Stratified analysis by time period gave an adjusted VE of 43% (95% CI: -34 to 75) for October 2011 to January 2012 and 17% (95% CI: -24 to 45) for February 2012 to April 2012. Stratified analysis by time since vaccination gave an adjusted VE of 53% (95% CI: 0 to 78) for those vaccinated less than three months, and 12% (95% CI: -31 to 41) for those vaccinated three months or more before onset of symptoms (test for trend: p=0.02). For confirmed influenza B infection, adjusted VE was 92% (95% CI: 38 to 99). A proportion (20.6%) of UK influenza A(H3N2) viruses circulating in 2011/12 showed reduced reactivity (fourfold difference in haemagglutination inhibition assays) to the A/Perth/16/2009 2011/12 vaccine component, with no significant change in proportion over the season. Overall TIV protection against influenza A(H3N2) infection was low, with significant intraseasonal waning. PMID:23399424

  19. Education and Certification Qualifications of Departmentalized Public High School-Level Teachers of Selected Subjects: Evidence from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey. NCES 2015-814

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    Hill, Jason; Stearns, Christina

    2015-01-01

    This report examines the postsecondary majors and teaching certifications of public high school-level teachers of departmentalized classes in selected subject areas by using data from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), a sample survey of elementary and secondary schools in the United States. SASS collects data on American public and…

  20. Characteristics of Public Elementary and Secondary School Library Media Centers in the United States: Results from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey. First Look. NCES 2013-315

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    Bitterman, Amy; Gray, Lucinda; Goldring, Rebecca

    2013-01-01

    This report presents selected findings from the Public School Library Media Center Data File of the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a nationally representative sample survey of public and private K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. School districts associated with public schools…

  1. Characteristics of Public and Private Elementary and Secondary School Principals in the United States: Results from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey. First Look. NCES 2013-313

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    Bitterman, Amy; Goldring, Rebecca; Gray, Lucinda

    2013-01-01

    This report presents selected findings from the Public School Principal and Private School Principal Data Files of the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a nationally representative sample survey of public and private K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. School districts associated…

  2. Characteristics of Public and Private Elementary and Secondary School Teachers in the United States: Results from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey. First Look. NCES 2013-314

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    Goldring, Rebecca; Gray, Lucinda; Bitterman, Amy

    2013-01-01

    This report presents selected findings from the Public School Teacher and Private School Teacher Data Files of the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a nationally representative sample survey of public and private K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. School districts associated with…

  3. Stable Carbon and Nitrogen isotopic characterization of bulk atmospheric particles over Indian coastal site (Goa) during monsoon, post-monsoon and winter periods of 2011-12

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    Yadav, K.; Agnihotri, R.; Sarma, V. V.; Karapurkar, S. G.; Poosarla, P. K.; Kumar, M. D.

    2012-12-01

    Atmospheric carbonaceous aerosols are known for their influential nature on regional biogeochemical cycles of biogenic elements e.g. carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) as well as to radiation budgets. As they may have multiple primary sources of natural and anthropogenic origin, their detailed chemical and isotopic characterization can greatly help in identifying source and secondary processes they undergo. Using high volume air sampler, bulk aerosols were collected on tissue quartz filters from the roof of National Institute of Oceanography Goa (15.46o N, 73.8oE; at 55.8 MASL height) on almost weekly intervals for the monsoon, post- monsoon, and full winter period of 2011-12. Nearly 60 aerosol samples were analyzed for their carbon (TC) and nitrogen TN mass concentrations together with their isotopic values (δ13C, δ15N). Overall, δ13C of TC varied in a narrow range (average: -22.8±2.7‰) compared to δ15N of TN, showing a wider range (average: 12.7±5.1‰) during this sampling campaign. δ15N of bulk aerosols were found to be significantly lower (average: 3.0±0.5‰ ; n=7) during monsoon period as compared to those for post monsoon (average: 12.3±3.8‰ ; n=6) and winter period (average: 14.2±3.8‰; n=47). In contrast, δ13C of TC were found to be similar during monsoon, post-monsoon and winter periods (average: -23.8±2.3‰, -23.6±1.9‰, -23.1±1.8‰, respectively). TSP mass concentrations together with their TC and TN contents also showed clear differences; highest values during winter and late winter as compared to monsoon and post monsoon periods. Lower δ15N values of Goa aerosols during monsoon are similar to those during pre monsoon period (Agnihotri et al., 2011) and thereby attributable to incorporation of isotopically depleted nitrogenous compounds originating from adjacent Arabian Sea. δ13C of TC values, on an average, represent an intermediate value of carbonaceous material originating from continental and marine sources (-26‰ and -21

  4. OBOE containment prospectus

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    Burkhard, N R

    1999-11-19

    The OBOE series of experiments presents a new fielding concept for LLNL subcritical experiments. An experimental alcove will be reused for many different experiments. Each individual experiment will be conducted within a steel experimental vessel. After each experiment, the vessel will be moved to the back of the alcove and entombed in grout. The alcove is designed with sufficient space to entomb 12 experiment vessels. Each experiment in the OBOE series of experiments is composed of one experimental package. Each experimental package will have high explosive (HE) and special nuclear material (SNM) in a subcritical assembly. Each experimental package will be placed in a steel experimental vessel within the OBOE zero-room. Each experiment will be detonated inside its experimental vessel in the OBOE zero-room that is formed by a steel and concrete barrier at the entrance to the U1a.102C drift. The containment plan for the OBOE series of experiments utilizes a two containment vessel concept. The first containment vessel is formed by the primary containment barrier that seals the U1a.102C drift. The second containment vessel is formed by the secondary containment barrier in the U1a.100 drift. While it is likely that the experiment vessel will contain the SNM from an experiment, the containment plan for the OBOE series only assumes that the steel experiment vessel provides shock mitigation and is a heat sink for the heat produced by the detonation of the HE. It is possible that one or more of the experimental vessels may seep SNM in the zero-room from a failure of a seal on the vessel. We are presenting a containment plan for the entire series of OBOE experiments. At this time, we do not know exactly how many experiments will actually be conducted in the OBOE series. However, we do know that the maximum number of experiments in the OBOE series is 12. After the final experiment in the OBOE series, a larger experiment will be conducted in the U1a.102C alcove. This experiment will not be part of the OBOE series and a separate containment plan will be presented to the CRP for this experiment. We do not intend to present individual containment plans for each experiment of the OBOE series as long as each experiment falls within the parameters given in this document. If an experiment in the OBOE series falls outside the parameters given in this document, a containment plan for that experiment will be presented to the CRP for a full review.

  5. Low and decreasing vaccine effectiveness against influenza A(H3) in 2011/12 among vaccination target groups in Europe: results from the I-MOVE multicentre case-control study.

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    Kissling, E; Valenciano, M; Larrauri, A; Oroszi, B; Cohen, J M; Nunes, B; Pitigoi, D; Rizzo, C; Rebolledo, J; Paradowska-Stankiewicz, I; Jiménez-Jorge, S; Horváth, J K; Daviaud, I; Guiomar, R; Necula, G; Bella, A; O'Donnell, J; Głuchowska, M; Ciancio, B C; Nicoll, A; Moren, A

    2013-01-01

    Within the Influenza Monitoring Vaccine Effectiveness in Europe (I-MOVE) project we conducted a multicentre case–control study in eight European Union (EU) Member States to estimate the 2011/12 influenza vaccine effectiveness against medically attended influenza-like illness (ILI) laboratory-confirmed as influenza A(H3) among the vaccination target groups. Practitioners systematically selected ILI / acute respiratory infection patients to swab within seven days of symptom onset. We restricted the study population to those meeting the EU ILI case definition and compared influenza A(H3) positive to influenza laboratory-negative patients. We used logistic regression with study site as fixed effect and calculated adjusted influenza vaccine effectiveness (IVE), controlling for potential confounders (age group, sex, month of symptom onset, chronic diseases and related hospitalisations, number of practitioner visits in the previous year). Adjusted IVE was 25% (95% confidence intervals (CI): -6 to 47) among all ages (n=1,014), 63% (95% CI: 26 to 82) in adults aged between 15 and 59 years and 15% (95% CI: -33 to 46) among those aged 60 years and above. Adjusted IVE was 38% (95%CI: -8 to 65) in the early influenza season (up to week 6 of 2012) and -1% (95% CI: -60 to 37) in the late phase. The results suggested a low adjusted IVE in 2011/12. The lower IVE in the late season could be due to virus changes through the season or waning immunity. Virological surveillance should be enhanced to quantify change over time and understand its relation with duration of immunological protection. Seasonal influenza vaccines should be improved to achieve acceptable levels of protection. PMID:23399425

  6. Bringing the bedside to the bench, and then to the community: a prospectus for intervention research in late-life anxiety disorders

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    Lenze, Eric J.; Wetherell, Julie Loebach

    2013-01-01

    SUMMARY Background Anxiety disorders are highly prevalent in elderly persons, and they are associated with functional impairment, poorer quality of life, and adverse long-term consequences such as cognitive decline. Intervention research in late-life anxiety disorders (LLAD) lags behind where it ought to be. Research in cognitive neuroscience, aging, and stress intersects in LLAD and provides the opportunity to develop innovative interventions to prevent chronic anxiety and its consequences in this age group. Methods This paper evaluates gaps in the evidence base for treatment of LLAD and synthesizes recent research in cognitive neuroscience, basic behavioral science, stress, and aging. Results We examine three intervention issues in LLAD: (1) prevention; (2) acute treatment; and (3) pre-empting adverse consequences. We propose combining randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with mechanistic biobehavioral methodologies as an optimal approach for developing novel, optimized, and personalized treatments. Additionally, we examine three barriers in the field of LLAD research: (1) How do we measure anxiety?; (2) How do we raise awareness?; (3) How will we ensure our research is applicable to underserved populations (particularly minority groups)? Conclusions This prospectus outlines approaches for intervention research that can reduce the morbidity of LLAD. PMID:18613267

  7. Meeting summary - Coastal meteorology and oceanography: Report of the third prospectus development team of the U.S. Weather Research Program to NOAA and NSF

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    Rotunno, R.; Pietrafesa, L.J.; Allen, J.S.; Colman, B.R.; Dorman, C.M.; Kreitzberg, C.W.; Lord, S.J.; McPhee, M.G.; Mellor, G.L.; Mooers, C.N.K.; Niiler, P.P.; Pielke, R.A., Sr.; Powell, M.D.; Rogers, D.P.; Smith, J.D.; Xie, Lingtian; Carbone, R.

    1996-01-01

    U.S. Weather Research Program (USWRP) prospectus development teams (PDTs) are small groups of scientists that are convened by the USWRP lead scientist on a one-time basis to discuss critical issues and to provide advice related to future directions of the program. PDTs are a principal source of information for the Science Advisory Committee, which is a standing committee charged with the duty of making recommendations to the Program Office based upon overall program objectives. PDT-1 focused on theoretical issues, and PDT-2 on observational issues; PDT-3 is the first of several to focus on more specialized topics. PDT-3 was convened to identify forecasting problems related to U.S. coastal weather and oceanic conditions, and to suggest likely solution strategies. There were several overriding themes that emerged from the discussion. First, the lack of data in and over critical regions of the ocean, particularly in the atmospheric boundary layer, and the upper-ocean mixed layer were identified as major impediments to coastal weather prediction. Strategies for data collection and dissemination, as well as new instrument implementation, were discussed. Second, fundamental knowledge of air-sea fluxes and boundary layer structure in situations where there is significant mesoscale variability in the atmosphere and ocean is needed. Companion field studies and numerical prediction experiments were discussed. Third, research prognostic models suggest that future operational forecast models pertaining to coastal weather will be high resolution and site specific, and will properly treat effects of local coastal geography, orography, and ocean state. The view was expressed that the exploration of coupled air-sea models of the coastal zone would be a particularly fruitful area of research. PDT-3 felt that forecasts of land-impacting tropical cyclones, Great Lakes-affected weather, and coastal cyclogenesis, in particular, would benefit from such coordinated modeling and field

  8. Probabilistic Projections of Future Sea-Level Change and Their Implications for Flood Risk Management: Insights from the American Climate Prospectus

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    Kopp, R. E., III; Delgado, M.; Horton, R. M.; Houser, T.; Little, C. M.; Muir-Wood, R.; Oppenheimer, M.; Rasmussen, D. M., Jr.; Strauss, B.; Tebaldi, C.

    2014-12-01

    damage by 2.6-5.2 billion (1-in-20 chance of >7 billion). Projected increases in tropical cyclone intensity would further increase damages [2]. References: [1] R. E. Kopp et al. (2014), Earth's Future, doi:10.1002/2014EF000239. [2] T. Houser et al. (2014), American Climate Prospectus, www.climateprospectus.org.

  9. It's Not Just the Heat, It's the Humidity: Downscaled Wet-Bulb Temperature Projections and Implication for Future Summer Experiences from the American Climate Prospectus

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    Rasmussen, D.; Kopp, R. E., III

    2014-12-01

    The health impacts of extreme heat are significantly aggravated when combined with high humidity [1]. Wet-bulb temperature (TwT_w), measured by wrapping a thermometer in a wetted cloth and fully ventilating it, provides a physical metric of the combined effect of both heat and humidity. TwT_w in excess of 30∘^circC is extremely dangerous and has been observed in the US only during the peak of the 1995 Midwest heat wave. Historically unprecedented TwT_w in excess of 33∘^circC represents an extreme threat to human health, with heat stroke likely for fit individuals after less than one hour of shaded activity [2,3]. We present an empirical method for generating downscaled probability distributions of daily maximum TwT_w conditional on dry-bulb temperature. The approach is based upon the statistical relationship between these two parameters, as estimated from reanalysis data. Using statistically downscaled temperature projections for Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) 8.5, 4.5 and 2.6, we project changes in TwT_w for the next two centuries. We find that dangerously humid days (TwT_w > 27∘^circC) will become increasingly common in the eastern U.S. under RCP 8.5, with the expected number of days per summer surpassing those of Louisiana today in Chicago in 25 years, Washington, D.C. in 30 years, New York City in 50 years and Portland in 60 years. By the end of the century under RCP 8.5, one extraordinarily dangerous (TwT_w > 33∘^circC) day per year is expected in counties currently home to about one-third of the U.S. population. Mitigation can significantly the expected number of extreme wet-bulb temperature days, with only one-eighth of the U.S. population in counties with a 1-in-10 chance per year of an extraordinarily dangerous day by the end of the century under RCP 4.5. References: [1] Liang et al. (2011), Building and Environment 46: 2472-2479, doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2011.06.013. [2] T. Houser et al. (2014), American Climate Prospectus, www

  10. Contemplative Science: An Insider Prospectus

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    Britton, Willoughby B.; Brown, Anne-Catharine; Kaplan, Christopher T.; Goldman, Roberta E.; DeLuca, Marie; Rojiani, Rahil; Reis, Harry; Xi, Mandy; Chou, Jonathan C.; McKenna, Faye; Hitchcock, Peter; Rocha, Tomas A.; Himmelfarb, Josh; Margolis, David M.; Niles, Halsey F.; Eckert, Allison M.; Frank, Tana

    2013-01-01

    Contemplative practices, which engage the subjective or "first-person" perspective, are being incorporated into systems of higher education that have traditionally relied on didactic or "third-person" approaches (Dederer 2007; Kroll 2010; Repetti 2010; Roth 2006; Shapiro, Brown, and Astin 2011; Smith 2006; Zajonc 2006). The students who are…

  11. Humanizing Technology: Perspectives and Prospectus.

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    Sanford, Monard G.

    Educational media and technology are valuable supplements to books in classroom instruction, and the range of vicarious experience they can provide is itself humanizing. However, technology will not become natural or stimulating for students until it takes its place as a normal part of the classroom. The concerns which people have about technology…

  12. Words for Work Report 2011/12: Evaluation Summary

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    Melvin, Sally; Kenwright, Laura

    2012-01-01

    The National Literacy Trust's Words for Work programme is an innovative way for schools and businesses to join forces and address the nation's employability. Volunteers from the corporate world are partnered with secondary schools within their community to explore speaking and listening in the workplace through a range of workshops, aiming to…

  13. Texas Public School Attrition Study, 2011-12. IDRA Report

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    Johnson, Roy L.; Montes, Felix

    2012-01-01

    This document contains 3 statistical reports. The first report, "Attrition Rate Decline Seems Promising--Though High Schools are Still Losing One in Four Students" (by Roy L. Johnson), presents results of long-term trend assessments of attrition data in Texas public high schools. The second report, "Slow Declining Pace Keeps Zero Attrition Date at…

  14. Moving up. Fordham Sponsorship Accountability Report, 2011-12

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    Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, 2012

    2012-01-01

    The Thomas B. Fordham Institute is the nation's leader in advancing educational excellence for every child through quality research, analysis, and commentary, as well as on-the-ground action and advocacy in Ohio. The institute advances: (1) High standards for schools, students and educators; (2) Quality education options for families; (3) A more…

  15. Student Exchange Program: Statistical Report: Academic Year, 2011-12

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2012

    2012-01-01

    There has been renewed interest in regional cooperation since the economic downturn began in late 2007. In 2012, 14 of 15 Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) states are facing dramatic cuts in their budgets, and economists are cautious about predicting exactly when the economy might begin to improve. Fortunately, the…

  16. Overtraining and exercise motivation: A research prospectus

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    Hackney, Anthony C.

    1989-01-01

    The problems of exercise overtraining has recently become one of great interest to professionals in the field of human performance assessment. Quite obviously, the ultimate goal of the training process is to improve physical performance. However, excessive training can result in the opposite effect, that is, a performance decline and an impairment in the functional work capacity of the body. Research indicates that both psychological as well as physiological disturbances are quite common in overtrained individuals. For example, psychological changes include increased levels of depression, fatigue, and a lack of motivation. Similarly, impairment of the physiological function of the cardiovascular, metabolic, and endocrine systems also have been found. Some similarities may be found in the psychological and physiological states of crew members exposed to extended space flight and overtrained individuals. Therefore, the possibility exists that the crew members subjected to extended missions in space may develop overstressed or overtrained or both states during their flights. If such states do develop within the crew members, mission performance may be impaired. With these points as a background, the intent is to address potential research directions that NASA may consider viable and of a mutual interest to the researcher. A clear framework by which to begin discussion of research topics is needed; therefore, working definitions of overtraining and exercise motivation are presented. Subsequently, a proposed conceptional model of how exercise overtraining and motivation interact is presented. In support of the proposed model is a brief literature review of relevant areas. Potential research projects are presented and discussed.

  17. RESEARCH PROSPECTUS; WILLAMETTE ECOSYSTEM SERVICES PROJECT

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    This document outlines the strategic approach that the USEPA Western Ecology Division will be taking to design Place-Based research to examine aspects of ecosystem services in the Willamette ecosystem services district. The end product of this research will be a model model- bas...

  18. Containment Prospectus for the PIANO Experiment

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    Burkhard, N R

    2001-03-23

    PIANO is a dynamic, subcritical, zero-yield experiment intended for execution in the U1a.102C drift of the U1a complex at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) (Figure 1). The data from the PIANO experiment will be used in the Stockpile Stewardship Program to assess the aging of nuclear weapon components and to better model the long-term performance of the weapons in the enduring stockpile. The PIANO experiment is composed of one experimental package. The experimental package will have high explosive (HE) and special nuclear material (SNM) in a subcritical assembly. The containment plan for the PIANO series of experiments utilizes a two-containment-vessel concept. The first Containment vessel is formed by the primary containment barrier that seals the U1a.102C drift. The second containment vessel is formed by the secondary containment barrier in the U100 drift. The PIANO experiment is the final experiment to be conducted in the U1a.102C alcove. It will be an ''open'' experiment--meaning that PIANO will not utilize a confinement vessel as the previous OBOE experiments in this alcove did. We expect that the SNM from the PIANO experiment will be fully contained within the first containment vessel.

  19. The Virtual Observatory: Retrospective and Prospectus

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    Hanisch, R. J.

    2010-12-01

    At the ADASS XV in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain, in October 2005, I gave an overview of the accomplishments of the Virtual Observatory initiatives and discussed the imminent transition from development to operations. That transition remains on the horizon for the US Virtual Observatory, and VO projects worldwide have encountered various programmatic challenges. The successes of the Virtual Observatory are many, but thus far are primarily of a technical nature. We have developed a data discovery and data access infrastructure that has been taken up by data centers and observatories around the world. We have web-based interfaces, downloadable toolkits and applications, a security and restricted access capability, standard vocabularies, a sophisticated messaging and alert system for transient events, and the ability for applications to exchange messages and work together seamlessly. This has been accomplished through a strong collaboration between astronomers and information technology specialists. We have been less successful engaging the astronomical researcher. Relatively few papers have been published based on VO-enabled research, and many astronomers remain unfamiliar with the capabilities of the VO despite active training and tutorial programs hosted by several of the major VO projects. As we (finally!) enter the operational phase of the VO, we need to focus on areas that have contributed to the limited take-up of the VO amongst active scientists, such as ease of use, reliability, and consistency. We need to routinely test VO services for aliveness and adherence to standards, working with data providers to fix errors and otherwise removing non-compliant services from those seen by end-users. Technical developments will need to be motivated and prioritized based on scientific utility. We need to continue to embrace new technology and employ it in a context that focuses on research productivity.

  20. San Marcos Astronomical Project and Doctoral Prospectus

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    Aguilar, M. L.

    2009-05-01

    The Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, UNMSM, in Lima, Perú, is the only Peruvian institution working for the peruvian astronomical development as a career since 1970. We are conforming a network with international friend astronomers to invite them as Visiting Lectures to assure the academic level for the future doctoral studies in the UNMSM. The Chancellor of UNMSM has decided that the Astronomical Project is a UNMSM Project, to encourage and advance in this scientific and strategical area, to impulse the modernity of Peru, the major effort will be the building of the San Marcos Astronomical Observatory, with a telescope of 1 meter aperture.

  1. Containment Prospectus for the TRUMPET Experiments

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    Pawloski, G A

    2004-02-05

    TRUMPET is a series of dynamic subcritical experiments planned for execution in the U1a.102D alcove of the U1a Complex at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The location of LLNL drifts at the U1a Complex is shown in Figure 1. The data from the TRUMPET experiments will be used in the Stockpile Stewardship Program to assess the aging of nuclear weapons components and to better model the long-term performance of weapons in the enduring stockpile. The TRUMPET series of experiments will be conducted in an almost identical way as the OBOE series of experiments. Individual TRUMPET experiments will be housed in an experiment vessel, as was done for OBOE. These vessels are the same as those utilized for OBOE. All TRUMPET experiments will occur in the zero room in the U1a.102D alcove, which is on the opposite side of the U1a.102 drift from U1a.102C, which housed the OBOE experiments. The centerlines of these two alcoves are separated by only 10 feet. As with OBOE experiments, expended TRUMPET experiment vessels will be moved to the back of the alcove and entombed in grout. After the TRUMPET series of experiments is completed, another experiment will be sited in the U1a.102D alcove and it will be the final experiment in the zero room, as was similarly done for the OBOE series of experiments followed by the execution of the PIANO experiment. Each experimental package for TRUMPET will be composed of high explosive (HE) and special nuclear material (SNM) in a subcritical assembly. Each experimental package will be placed in an experimental vessel within the TRUMPET zero room in the U1a.102D alcove. The containment plan for the TRUMPET experiments utilizes a two-nested containment vessel concept, similar to OBOE and other subcritical experiments in the U1a Complex. The first containment vessel is formed by the primary containment barrier that seals the U1a.102D drift. The second containment vessel is formed by the secondary containment barrier in the U1a.100 drift. While it is likely that the experiment vessel will contain the SNM from the experiment, the containment plan for the TRUMPET experiments only assumes that the experiment vessel provides shock mitigation and serves as a sink for the heat produced by the detonation of the HE. It is possible that one or more of the experiment vessels may seep SNM into the zero room from a failure of a seal on the vessel. This containment plan covers the entire series of TRUMPET experiments. At this time, we don't know exactly how many experiments will actually be conducted in the TRUMPET series. However, we know that the maximum planned number of experiments in the TRUMPET series is 20. This number may be modified on the basis of results obtained from each TRUMPET experiment. After the final experiment in the TRUMPET series is completed, a larger experiment will be conducted in the U1a.102D alcove. A separate containment plan will be developed and presented to the Containment Review Panel (CRP) for that larger experiment. As with OBOE, this containment plan is intended to cover all TRUMPET experiments. We will not develop a separate containment plan for each experiment. Before each experiment we will present a statement to the CRP that each TRUMPET experiment falls within the parameters presented in this document. If an experiment falls outside the parameters in this document, a containment plan for that experiment will be developed and presented to the CRP for a full containment review.

  2. Geothermal energy for Hawaii: a prospectus

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    Yen, W.W.S.; Iacofano, D.S.

    1981-01-01

    An overview of geothermal development is provided for contributors and participants in the process: developers, the financial community, consultants, government officials, and the people of Hawaii. Geothermal energy is described along with the issues, programs, and initiatives examined to date. Hawaii's future options are explored. Included in appendices are: a technical glossary, legislation and regulations, a geothermal directory, and an annotated bibliography. (MHR)

  3. 17 CFR 230.494 - Newspaper prospectuses.

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    2013-04-01

    ... be expressed in such condensed or summarized form as may be necessary in the light of the...-governmental debt; (6) A condensed or summarized statement of receipt and expenditures for the last three fiscal years for which data are available; (7) A condensed or summarized statement of the balance...

  4. 17 CFR 230.494 - Newspaper prospectuses.

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    2014-04-01

    ... be expressed in such condensed or summarized form as may be necessary in the light of the...-governmental debt; (6) A condensed or summarized statement of receipt and expenditures for the last three fiscal years for which data are available; (7) A condensed or summarized statement of the balance...

  5. 17 CFR 230.494 - Newspaper prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... be expressed in such condensed or summarized form as may be necessary in the light of the...-governmental debt; (6) A condensed or summarized statement of receipt and expenditures for the last three fiscal years for which data are available; (7) A condensed or summarized statement of the balance...

  6. 17 CFR 230.494 - Newspaper prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... be expressed in such condensed or summarized form as may be necessary in the light of the...-governmental debt; (6) A condensed or summarized statement of receipt and expenditures for the last three fiscal years for which data are available; (7) A condensed or summarized statement of the balance...

  7. 78 FR 5239 - Public Charter Prospectuses

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    .... These revisions refer to a notice dated November 13, 2012, appearing at 77 FR 69692 (Nov. 20, 2012). FOR... Federal Register (77 FR 69692 (Nov. 20, 2012)), the notice was also posted at www.regulations.gov and on..., one charter company and a prospective charter operator.\\3\\ \\2\\ 77 FR 74729 (Dec. 17, 2012)....

  8. Research issues: A prospectus for agroforestry

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    Hinds, W.T.

    1989-04-01

    Considerable progress is visible in both the concepts and practice of agroforestry projects, over the past few decades. In such circumstances, what might be a useful approach to structure further research or investigations At least three characteristics come to mind that merit consideration: complexity of the phenomena, criteria for priorities, and choices constrained by resource scarcity. In the next few paragraphs, these three topics will briefly examined. Significant research issues for agroforestry remain urgent, but they tend to be generally site-specific in nature in comparison with other disciplines of field-related research. This site-specific characteristic tends to Balkanize scientific attention, so that choices for research effort reflect local perceptions, and perhaps dilute attention to the overall importance of agroforestry as an investigative disciplines. Furthermore, these issues are notorious for their ecological complexity, so this aspect will be the first to be examined. 23 refs.

  9. 14 CFR 380.28 - Charter prospectus.

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    2010-01-01

    ... itinerary (if any) including hotels (name and length of stay at each), and other ground accommodations and... flights that will be performed by each direct carrier. (Approved by the Office of Management and...

  10. Ecology of Lake Superior: Preface and Prospectus

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    This Special Issue of Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management (AEHM) is the first of a two-volume set based on papers presented at a three-day International Conference in Duluth MN held in June 2010, and titled “Ecology of Lake Superior: Integrated Approaches and Challenges for t...

  11. Postsecondary Completers and Completions: 2011-12. Web Tables. NCES 2014-033

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    Ginder, Scott; Stearns, Christina

    2014-01-01

    In 2009, President Barack Obama set forth a goal that America would have the highest percentage of college graduates (associate's and bachelor's degree recipients) in the world by 2020. The U.S. Department of Education estimated that to reach this goal, the number of college graduates would need to increase by 50 percent nationwide by…

  12. 2011-12 IPEGS Training for School Administrators: Survey Results. Research Brief. Volume 1105

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    Shneyderman, Aleksandr

    2012-01-01

    The survey results indicate that school administrators are familiar with the Instructional Performance Evaluation and Growth System (IPEGS); most rate themselves as proficient in conducting teacher observations. In addition, a majority of school administrators report a high degree of familiarity with both the IPEGS standards and the four-point…

  13. Graduation and Dropout Statistics Annual Report, 2011-12. Report to the Legislature

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    Came, Deb; Ireland, Lisa

    2013-01-01

    Graduation and dropout rates are important indicators of K-12 education in Washington State. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) prepares an annual report that provides a review of graduation and dropout statistics for schools and districts in Washington. This report includes information for all students as well as the…

  14. A Review of Models for Computer-Based Testing. Research Report 2011-12

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    Luecht, Richard M.; Sireci, Stephen G.

    2011-01-01

    Over the past four decades, there has been incremental growth in computer-based testing (CBT) as a viable alternative to paper-and-pencil testing. However, the transition to CBT is neither easy nor inexpensive. As Drasgow, Luecht, and Bennett (2006) noted, many design engineering, test development, operations/logistics, and psychometric changes…

  15. Student Financial Aid, Academic Year 2011-12. First Look. (Provisional Data). NCES 2013-178

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    Ginder, Scott A.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.

    2013-01-01

    The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects institution-level data from postsecondary institutions in the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia) and other U.S. jurisdictions (see appendix A for a list of other U.S. jurisdictions). This "First Look" presents findings from the provisional data of the IPEDS…

  16. Evaluation of the Truancy Court Diversion Program in the District of Columbia, 2011-12

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    Cahill, Meagan; Liberman, Akiva

    2012-01-01

    An evaluation of the Truancy Court Diversion Program (TCDP) found that despite significant implementation challenges, parent-child communication and youths' attitudes towards school both improved. A voluntary program for middle school students at risk for chronic truancy, TCDP involves judicially-led sessions that address student attitudes…

  17. Tuition and Fees in the West 2011-12. Policy Insights

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    Prescott, Brian T.

    2012-01-01

    This issue of "Policy Insights" reviews the results from an annual survey, conducted by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), of tuition and fees at public colleges and universities in the WICHE region (which includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon,…

  18. Family League 2011-12 Out of School Time Programs in Baltimore City

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    Olson, Linda S.; Connolly, Faith; Kommajesula, Alok H.

    2013-01-01

    Out of School Time (OST) programs have been shown to promote positive personal, academic and social development (Huang, Gribbons, Kim, Lee, & Baker, 2000; Welsh et al., 2002). The Family League of Baltimore City works with partners to sponsor a range of after-school programs in Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) to provide healthy…

  19. Facilities Performance Indicators Report 2011-12: Tracking Your Facilities Vital Signs

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    APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, 2013

    2013-01-01

    This paper provides an expanded Web-based "Facilities Performance Indicators (FPI) Report." The purpose of APPA's Facilities Performance Indicators is to provide a representative set of statistics about facilities in educational institutions. APPA's Information and Research Committee's goal for this year was to enhance the…

  20. PREFACE: EMAS 2011: 12th European Workshop on Modern Developments in Microbeam Analysis

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    Brisset, François; Dugne, Olivier; Robaut, Florence; Lábár, János L.; Walker, Clive T.

    2012-03-01

    This volume of IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering contains papers from the 12th Workshop of the European Microbeam Analysis Society (EMAS) on Modern Developments and Applications in Microbeam Analysis, which took place from the 15-19 May 2011 in the Angers Congress Centre, Angers, France. The primary aim of this series of workshops is to assess the state-of-the-art and reliability of microbeam analysis techniques. The workshops also provide a forum where students and young scientists starting out on a career in microbeam analysis can meet and discuss with the established experts. The workshops have a very specific format comprising invited plenary lectures by internationally recognized experts, poster presentations by the participants and round table discussions on the key topics led by specialists in the field. This workshop was organized in collaboration with GN-MEBA - Groupement National de Microscopie Electronique à Balayage et de microAnalysis, France. The technical programme included the following topics: the limits of EPMA, new techniques, developments and concepts in microanalysis, microanalysis in the SEM, and new and less common applications of micro- and nanoanalysis. As at previous workshops there was also a special oral session for young scientists. The best presentation by a young scientist was awarded with an invitation to attend the 2012 Microscopy and Microanalysis meeting at Phoenix, Arizona. The prize went to Pierre Burdet, of the Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), for his talk entitled '3D EDS microanalysis by FIB-SEM: enhancement of elemental quantification'. The continuing relevance of the EMAS workshops and the high regard in which they are held internationally can be seen from the fact that 74 posters from 18 countries were on display at the meeting, and that the participants came from as far away as Japan, Canada and the USA. A selection of participants with posters were invited to give a short oral presentation of their work in three dedicated sessions. The prize for the best poster was an invitation to participate in the 22nd Australian Conference on Microscopy and Microanalysis (ACMM 22) at Perth, Western Australia. The prize was awarded to G Samardzija of the Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, for the poster entitled: 'EPMA-WDS quantitative compositional analysis of barium titanate ceramics doped with cerium'. This proceedings volume contains the full texts of 5 of the invited plenary lectures and of 23 papers on related topics originating from the posters presented at the workshop. All the papers have been subjected to peer review by a least two referees. January 2012 Acknowledgements On behalf of the European Microbeam Analysis Society I would like to thank all the invited speakers, session chairs and members of the discussion panels for making the meeting such a great success. Special thanks go to François Brisset and Luc Van't dack who directed the organisation of the workshop giving freely of their time and talents. As was the case for previous workshops, the EMAS board in corpore was responsible for the scientific programme. The technical exhibition, which occupied 130 sq.m of floor space, was outstanding. It was very encouraging to see new instruments on display, including a FEG electron microprobe as a first worldwide presentation. Moreover, almost all the companies that exhibited provided financial support, either by sponsoring an event or by advertising. Below, in alphabetical order, is a list of exhibiting companies and sponsors of the workshop: Ametek GmbH, Edax Business UnitGN-MEBA Bruker Nano GmbHJeol (Europe) SAS CamecaL'Oréal, Direction Générale Recherche et Innovation Carl Zeiss NTSNanoMEGAS sprl Commissariat à l'Energie AtomiqueOxford Instruments SAS European Institute for Transuranium Elements (Germany)Probe Software, Inc. ElexienceSAMx FEI CompanyTarget-Messtechnik Fondis Electronic SAThermo Fisher Scientific Gatan (France) Clive T. Walker EMAS President

  1. Simpson's Paradox and Confounding Factors in University Rankings: A Demonstration Using QS 2011-12 Data

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    Soh, Kay Cheng

    2012-01-01

    University ranking has become ritualistic in higher education. Ranking results are taken as bona fide by rank users. Ranking systems usually use large data sets from highly heterogeneous universities of varied backgrounds. This poses the problem of Simpson's Paradox and the lurking variables causing it. Using QS 2011-2012 Ranking data, the dual…

  2. Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development 2009/10-2011/12 Service Plan Update

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    Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development, 2009

    2009-01-01

    The Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development's overarching purpose is to position British Columbia to meet the competitive challenges of the twenty-first century through better aligning labour market supply and demand. In the six months since the Ministry issued its February 2009 service plan and the subsequent re-election of…

  3. 17 CFR 230.134 - Communications not deemed a prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... not include a communication limited to the statements required or permitted by this section, provided that the communication is published or transmitted to any person only after a registration statement... (except as otherwise permitted in paragraph (a) of this section) has been filed. (a) Such...

  4. 17 CFR 230.134 - Communications not deemed a prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... not include a communication limited to the statements required or permitted by this section, provided that the communication is published or transmitted to any person only after a registration statement... (except as otherwise permitted in paragraph (a) of this section) has been filed. (a) Such...

  5. 17 CFR 230.134 - Communications not deemed a prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... not include a communication limited to the statements required or permitted by this section, provided that the communication is published or transmitted to any person only after a registration statement... (except as otherwise permitted in paragraph (a) of this section) has been filed. (a) Such...

  6. 17 CFR 230.134 - Communications not deemed a prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... not include a communication limited to the statements required or permitted by this section, provided that the communication is published or transmitted to any person only after a registration statement... (except as otherwise permitted in paragraph (a) of this section) has been filed. (a) Such...

  7. A prospectus for a theory of variable variability

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    Childress, S.; Spiegel, E. A.

    1981-01-01

    It is proposed that the kind of stellar variability exhibited by the Sun in its magnetic activity cycle should be considered as a prototype of a class of stellar variability. The signature includes long 'periods' (compared to that of the radial fundamental model), erratic behavior, and intermittency. As other phenomena in the same variability class we nominate the liminosity fluctuations of ZZ Ceti stars and the solar 160 m oscillation. We discuss the possibility that analogous physical mechanisms are at work in all these cases, namely instabilities driven in a thin layer. These instabilities should be favorable to grave modes (in angle) and should arise in conditions that may allow more than one kind of instability to occur at once. The interaction of these competing instabilities produces complicated temporal variations. Given suitable idealizations, it is shown how to begin to compute solutions of small, but finite, amplitude.

  8. A Prospectus: The Connecticut Wilderness School. 1976-77.

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    Beckham, Joe; Flood, John

    Created in 1974, the Connecticut Wilderness School is a successful program for breaking patterns of failure due to negative self-image and instilling positive values of confidence and responsibility in order to develop constructive attitudes and behaviors in young people aged 15 to 20 who have run into trouble with the law. The wilderness program…

  9. 17 CFR 230.420 - Legibility of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... rule 482 (17 CFR 230.482) may be in roman type at least as large and as legible as 8-point modern type.... However, (a) to the extent necessary for convenient presentation, financial statements and other...

  10. 17 CFR 230.460 - Distribution of preliminary prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... upon requests for acceleration of the effective date of a registration statement shall have due regard... order to obtain the Statement of Additional Information. (c) The granting of acceleration will not...

  11. GRA prospectus: optimizing design and management of protected areas

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    Bernknopf, Richard; Halsing, David

    2001-01-01

    Protected areas comprise one major type of global conservation effort that has been in the form of parks, easements, or conservation concessions. Though protected areas are increasing in number and size throughout tropical ecosystems, there is no systematic method for optimally targeting specific local areas for protection, designing the protected area, and monitoring it, or for guiding follow-up actions to manage it or its surroundings over the long run. Without such a system, conservation projects often cost more than necessary and/or risk protecting ecosystems and biodiversity less efficiently than desired. Correcting these failures requires tools and strategies for improving the placement, design, and long-term management of protected areas. The objective of this project is to develop a set of spatially based analytical tools to improve the selection, design, and management of protected areas. In this project, several conservation concessions will be compared using an economic optimization technique. The forest land use portfolio model is an integrated assessment that measures investment in different land uses in a forest. The case studies of individual tropical ecosystems are developed as forest (land) use and preservation portfolios in a geographic information system (GIS). Conservation concessions involve a private organization purchasing development and resource access rights in a certain area and retiring them. Forests are put into conservation, and those people who would otherwise have benefited from extracting resources or selling the right to do so are compensated. Concessions are legal agreements wherein the exact amount and nature of the compensation result from a negotiated agreement between an agent of the conservation community and the local community. Funds are placed in a trust fund, and annual payments are made to local communities and regional/national governments. The payments are made pending third-party verification that the forest expanse and quality have been maintained.

  12. 36 CFR 223.83 - Contents of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... AND DISPOSAL OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM TIMBER Timber Sale Contracts Advertisement and Bids § 223.83... reforestation and stand improvement work. (11) The contract termination date and normal operating period. (12... early harvest, if appropriate. (14) The amount of performance bond required. (15) The road standards...

  13. G Protein-Coupled Receptor Rhodopsin: A Prospectus

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    Filipek, Sławomir; Stenkamp, Ronald E.; Teller, David C.; Palczewski, Krzysztof

    2006-01-01

    Rhodopsin is a retinal photoreceptor protein of bipartite structure consisting of the transmembrane protein opsin and a light-sensitive chromophore 11-cis-retinal, linked to opsin via a protonated Schiff base. Studies on rhodopsin have unveiled many structural and functional features that are common to a large and pharmacologically important group of proteins from the G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) superfamily, of which rhodopsin is the best-studied member. In this work, we focus on structural features of rhodopsin as revealed by many biochemical and structural investigations. In particular, the high-resolution structure of bovine rhodopsin provides a template for understanding how GPCRs work. We describe the sensitivity and complexity of rhodopsin that lead to its important role in vision. PMID:12471166

  14. The Yale Higher Education Research Project: A Provisional Prospectus.

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    Dresch, Stephen P.

    While initially focused on the potential consequences of alternative capital market innovations, this project was initiated in the fall of 1972 as one outgrowth of the introduction at Yale University of the Tuition Postponement Option. A Tuition Postponement is viewed as a means of enabling students to bear an increased share of the cost of…

  15. 14 CFR 380.25 - Prospectus filing and related requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... operator shall operate, sell, receive money from any prospective participant for, or offer to sell or otherwise advertise a charter or series of charters until the Office of Aviation Analysis, Special... Analysis, Special Authorities Division shall be advised of this fact within 2 business days. (Approved...

  16. Avocational Counseling: A Prospectus for a New Psychological Specialty.

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    Brender, Myron

    Most Americans today have more spare time than ever before, but few have learned how to use it wisely. In an effort to remedy this deficiency and to insure the future competence of the average person to utilize his leisure time with maximum fruitfulness, some recreational theorists have advocated the establishment of a formal program of training…

  17. Vocational-Technical Education; A Prospectus for Change.

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    Schaefer, Carl J., Ed.; Kaufman, Jacob J., Ed.

    To seek resolution of problems in providing education for youth and adults oriented toward the world of work, the Massachusetts Advisory Council on Education (MACE) undertook a study of vocational-technical education as a major project. This publication contains the major papers and prepared reactions to these papers, which were presented at a…

  18. 17 CFR 230.460 - Distribution of preliminary prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... to participate in the distribution of the security, or to the underwriter, dealer or other source... issued by a face-amount certificate company or a redeemable security issued by an open-end management... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Distribution of...

  19. 17 CFR 230.460 - Distribution of preliminary prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... to participate in the distribution of the security, or to the underwriter, dealer or other source... issued by a face-amount certificate company or a redeemable security issued by an open-end management... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Distribution of...

  20. 17 CFR 230.460 - Distribution of preliminary prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... to participate in the distribution of the security, or to the underwriter, dealer or other source... issued by a face-amount certificate company or a redeemable security issued by an open-end management... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Distribution of...

  1. Future project concerning mass disaster management: a forensic odontology prospectus.

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    Nuzzolese, Emilio; Di Vella, Giancarlo

    2007-08-01

    The world has experienced a plethora of mass disasters in recent years: acts of terrorism, bombings, earthquakes, hurricanes, typhoons, air crashes and other transportation mishaps, not to mention armed conflicts and migrants drowned in the Mediterranean Sea. In reviewing mass disasters to date, the principal difficulties have not changed: (1) large numbers of humans fragmented, co-mingled, and burned remains; (2) difficulty in determining who was involved in the disaster; (3) acquisition of useful medical and dental records and radiographs; (4) legal, jurisdictional, organisational, and political issues; (5) internal and external documentation and communication problems; (6) application of universal human forensic identification codes. Forensic dentistry plays a major role in victim identification. DNA and dental identification of human remains depends on sufficient availability of ante mortem information, existence of sufficient post mortem material and a comparison or match between ante and post mortem details. Forensic odontology is a specialty with a specific training, and cannot simply be carried out by dentists without such training. Strategies for developing an international forensic odontology capacity and resources are needed for the management of dead bodies following a mass disaster, together with universal guidelines and codes. To this end, Interpol's forms have proved to be a good starting point to meet these requirements. PMID:17849685

  2. Traumatic Brain Injury and Peripheral Immune Suppression: Primer and Prospectus

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    Hazeldine, Jon; Lord, Janet M.; Belli, Antonio

    2015-01-01

    Nosocomial infections are a common occurrence in patients following traumatic brain injury (TBI) and are associated with an increased risk of mortality, longer length of hospital stay, and poor neurological outcome. Systemic immune suppression arising as a direct result of injury to the central nervous system (CNS) is considered to be primarily responsible for this increased incidence of infection, a view strengthened by recent studies that have reported novel changes in the composition and function of the innate and adaptive arms of the immune system post-TBI. However, our knowledge of the mechanisms that underlie TBI-induced immune suppression is equivocal at best. Here, after summarizing our current understanding of the impact of TBI on peripheral immunity and discussing CNS-mediated regulation of immune function, we propose roles for a series of novel mechanisms in driving the immune suppression that is observed post-TBI. These mechanisms, which have never been considered before in the context of TBI-induced immune paresis, include the CNS-driven emergence into the circulation of myeloid-derived suppressor cells and suppressive neutrophil subsets, and the release from injured tissue of nuclear and mitochondria-derived damage associated molecular patterns. Moreover, in an effort to further our understanding of the mechanisms that underlie TBI-induced changes in immunity, we pose throughout the review a series of questions, which if answered would address a number of key issues, such as establishing whether manipulating peripheral immune function has potential as a future therapeutic strategy by which to treat and/or prevent infections in the hospitalized TBI patient. PMID:26594196

  3. Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy: inception, biophysical experimentations, and prospectus.

    PubMed

    Webb, W W

    2001-08-20

    Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy examines the chemical and the photophysical dynamics of dilute molecular solutions by measurement of the dynamic optical fluctuations of the fluorescence of a few molecules, even averaging less than one molecule at a time, in open focal volumes that are usually less than a femtoliter (<10(-18) m(3)). It applies the same principles of statistical thermodynamics as does quasi-elastic light scattering. Molecular interactions, conformational changes, chemical reactions, and photophysical dynamics that are not ordinarily detectable by quasi-elastic light scattering can be analyzed by fluorescence correlation spectroscopy in cases in which molecular fluorescence changes in the dynamic range 10(-7)-10(2) s. PMID:18360431

  4. 17 CFR 230.134 - Communications not deemed a prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... not include a communication limited to the statements required or permitted by this section, provided that the communication is published or transmitted to any person only after a registration statement... (except as otherwise permitted in paragraph (a) of this section) has been filed. (a) Such...

  5. 36 CFR 223.229 - Contents of prospectus.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... AND DISPOSAL OF NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM TIMBER Special Forest Products Advertisement and Bids § 223.229...: (a) The minimum acceptable value or unit price for a product and the amount or rate of any deposits required in addition to the unit price of a product; (b) The amount of the bid guarantee that...

  6. 17 CFR 230.481 - Information required in prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 Investment Companies; Business Development Companies... as a business development company under Sections 55 through 65 of the Investment Company Act (15 U.S... offense. The legend may be in one of the following or other clear and concise language: Example A:...

  7. [Influence between sleep and epilepsy: synopsis and prospectus].

    PubMed

    Leonetta, V; Livani, M L; Di Benedetto, G; Nebbioso, M

    2010-01-01

    The authors studied the possible theories on the function of the sleep and provided specific information on its representation. They believe useful the hypnogram in monitoring on the pathophysiology of the processes characterized by clinical and subclinical sleep involvement. The continuous and simultaneous registration of the sleep activities by polysomnography have been developed for the evaluation of neurologic diseases with various technique applications: electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), and electroculography (EOG). Cyiclic Alternative Pattern (CAP) represents two alternate phases of partial awakening followed from deepened sleeping. Besides CAP rate measures percentage of CAP relative to the quiet sleep or non-Rapid Eyes Movement (non-REM) sleep. There is an intimate relationship between sleep and epilepsy. Sleep is an important activator of interictal epileptiform discharges. The localization of the primary epileptogenic area is more reliable in REM sleep than in wakefulness, and in wakefulness more than in slow-wave sleep. The authors also discuss the role of sleep and sleep deprivation in the EEG evaluation of epilepsy. PMID:20949246

  8. A prospectus for Thematic Mapper research in the Earth sciences

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    1984-01-01

    Earth science applications of Thematic Mapper (TM) imagery are discussed. Prospective research themes are defined in a general sense in relation to the technical measurement capabilities of the TM and the various types of Earth information that can potentially be derived from multispectral TM imagery. An overview of the system developed to acquire and reduce TM data is presented. The technical capabilities of this system are presented in detail. The orbital performance of the TM sensor is described, based upon the analysis of LANDSAT 4 and 5 TM data collected to date.

  9. A Prospectus for Workplace Learning in the Hospitality Industry.

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    Teare, Richard E., Ed.

    1998-01-01

    Includes "Relating Strategy, Structure and Performance" (Richard E. Teare, Jorge Costa, Gavin Eccles); "Interpreting and Responding to Customer Needs" (Richard E. Teare); "Developing a Curriculum for Organisational Learning" (Richard E. Teare); and "Implementing Virtual Support for Workplace Learning" (Richard E. Teare). (SK)

  10. Subsurface storage of freshwater in south Florida; a prospectus

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    Merritt, M.L.; Meyer, F.W.; Sonntag, W.H.; Fitzpatrick, D.J.

    1983-01-01

    A method of increasing storage capacity for freshwater in south Florida is to use brackish artesian aquifers as reservoirs. In this way, water deficiencies occurring during the annual dry season can be offset by surplus water obtained during the wet season and injected underground. Most of south Florida is underlain by several deep, confined, carbonate waterbearing zones which might be suitable for freshwater storage. These zones are in the Avon Park, Ocala, Suwannee, Tampa, and Hawthorn Formations. Experimental freshwater injection systems have been operated at five locations with promising, but not fully definitive, results. A determination of the feasibility of freshwater injection at a selected site begins with an assessment of the local geologic suitability. Verification of feasibility, however, requires injection and recovery tests to be performed at the site. Recovery efficiency, a measure of the success of the operation, is the amount of potable water, expressed as a percentage of the volume injected, which can be recovered before its salinity, or the concentration of other chemical constituents present in the native aquifer water, increases to the point that the recovered water is no longer useable. (USGS)

  11. Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2012-13;Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2011-12; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2011-12. First Look (Preliminary Data). NCES 2013-289

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    Ginder, Scott A.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.

    2013-01-01

    The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects institution-level data from postsecondary institutions in the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia) and other U.S. jurisdictions. This "First Look" presents findings from the preliminary data of the IPEDS fall 2012 data collection, which included three survey…

  12. Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2012-13; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2011-12; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2011-12. First Look (Provisional Data). NCES 2013-289rev

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    Ginder, Scott A.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.

    2013-01-01

    The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects institution-level data from postsecondary institutions in the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia) and other U.S. jurisdictions. This First Look presents findings from the provisional data of the IPEDS fall 2012 data collection, which included three survey…

  13. What Will They Learn? A Survey of Core Requirements at Our Nation's Colleges and Universities. 2011-12

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    Kempson, Lauri; Bako, Tom; Markley, Eric

    2012-01-01

    What does it mean to be a college graduate? One knows about the time and ever-increasing amount of money that a diploma demands. But when it comes down to what matters--the skills and knowledge acquired--what does a college degree mean? That is the question the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) answers in this book. Inside one will…

  14. Hydrostratigraphic interpretation of test-hole and borehole geophysical data, Kimball, Cheyenne, and Deuel Counties, Nebraska, 2011-12

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    Hobza, Christopher M.; Sibray, Steven S.

    2014-01-01

    Recently (2004) adopted legislation in Nebraska requires a sustainable balance between long-term supplies and uses of surface-water and groundwater and requires Natural Resources Districts to understand the effect of groundwater use on surface-water systems when developing a groundwater-management plan. The South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) is located in the southern Nebraska Panhandle and overlies the nationally important High Plains aquifer. Declines in water levels have been documented, and more stringent regulations have been enacted to ensure the supply of ground-water will be sufficient to meet the needs of future generations. Because an improved understanding of the hydrogeologic characteristics of this aquifer system is needed to ensure sustainability of groundwater withdrawals, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the SPNRD, Conservation and Survey Division of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the Nebraska Environmental Trust, began a hydrogeologic study of the SPNRD to describe the lithology and thickness of the High Plains aquifer. This report documents these characteristics at 29 new test holes, 28 of which were drilled to the base of the High Plains aquifer. Herein the High Plains aquifer is considered to include all hydrologically connected units of Tertiary and Quaternary age. The depth to the base of aquifer was interpreted to range from 37 to 610 feet in 28 of the 29 test holes. At some locations, particularly northern Kimball County, the base-of-aquifer surface was difficult to interpret from drill cutting samples and borehole geophysical logs. The depth to the base of aquifer determined for test holes drilled for this report was compared with the base-of-aquifer surface interpreted by previous researchers. In general, there were greater differences between the base-of-aquifer elevation reported herein and those in previous studies for areas north of Lodgepole Creek compared to areas south of Lodgepole Creek. The largest difference was at test hole 5-SP-11, where an Ogallala-filled paleovalley prevously had been interpreted based on relatively sparse test-hole data west of 5-SP-11. The base of aquifer near test hole 5-SP-11 reported herein is approximately 230 ft higher in elevation than previously interpreted. Among other test holes that are likely to have been drilled in Ogallala-filled paleovalleys, the greatest difference in the interpreted base of aquifer was for test hole 7-CC-11, northeast of Potter, Nebraska, where the base of aquifer is 180 feet deeper than previously interpreted. Interpretation of test-hole and borehole geophysical data for 29 additional test holes will improve resource managers’ understanding of the hydrogeologic characteristics, including aquifer thickness. Aquifer thickness, which is related to total water in storage, is not well quantified in the north and south tablelands. The additional hydrostratigraphic interpretations provided in this report will improve the hydrogeologic framework used in current (2014) and future groundwater models, which are the basis for many water-management decisions.

  15. Selected Statistics from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2011-12. First Look. NCES 2013-441

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    Keaton, Patrick

    2013-01-01

    The Common Core of Data (CCD) is an annual collection of public elementary and secondary education data by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education. The data presented in this report are selected from the three nonfiscal components of the Common Core of Data…

  16. 76 FR 46719 - Western Pacific Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries; 2011-12 Main Hawaiian Islands Deep...

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    ... accountability measures; that process is codified at 50 CFR 665.4 (76 FR 37285, June 27, 2011). The regulations... long-term sustainability of Hawaii bottomfish. DATES: Comments must be received by August 18,...

  17. 76 FR 54715 - Western Pacific Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries; 2011-12 Main Hawaiian Islands Deep...

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    ... published proposed specifications that are finalized here, and a request for public comments (76 FR 46719... sustainability of Hawaii bottomfish. DATES: The final specifications are effective October 3, 2011....

  18. WCPSS Teacher Working Conditions Survey Results: 2011-12. Data Trends. D&A Report No.12.13

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    Halstead, Elizabeth O.

    2012-01-01

    During the spring of 2012, over 100,000 educators across the state took the North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions (TWC) survey. Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) teachers responded more positively to 46 of the 85 survey items in 2012 than did teachers statewide. On 14 items, WCPSS teachers' responses were less favorable than those of…

  19. Evaluation of the Pilot Program of the Truancy Case Management Partnership Initiative in the District of Columbia, 2011-12

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    Liberman, Akiva; Cahill, Meagan

    2012-01-01

    This evaluation of the Case Management Partnership Initiative (CPMI) found that the program successfully linked high-need families with services designed to prevent truancy. The truancy prevention program, implemented at Anacostia and Ballou High Schools in 2011-2012, links chronically truant ninth graders and their families to social services and…

  20. Academic Achievement Academy (AAA), 2011-12. Eye on Evaluation. D&A Report No. 13.03

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    Rhea, Anisa

    2013-01-01

    Extending the school day through programs that will supplement core courses, such as offering intensive, after-school tutoring or small-group study sessions in reading and mathematics, is one method districts use to boost school performance and narrow educational achievement gaps between students of different racial and economic backgrounds (Redd…

  1. Diffuse degassing He/CO2 ratio before and during the 2011-12 El Hierro submarine eruption, Canary Islands

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    Padrón, Eleazar; Hernández, Pedro A.; Melián, Gladys V.; Barrancos, José; Padilla, Germán; Pérez, Nemesio M.; Dionis, Samara; Rodríguez, Fátima; Asensio-Ramos, María; Calvo, David

    2015-04-01

    El Hierro Island (278 km2) is the youngest and the SW-most of the Canary Islands. On July 16, 2011, a seismic-volcanic crisis started with the occurrence of more than 11,900 seismic events and significant deformation along the island, culminating with the eruption onset in October 12. Since at El Hierro Islands there are not any surface geothermal manifestation (fumaroles, etc), we have focused our studies on soil degassing surveys. Between July 2011 to March 2012, seventeen diffuse CO2 and He emissions soil gas surveys were undertaken at El Hierro volcanic system (600 observation sites) with the aim to investigate the relationship between their temporal variations and the volcanic activity (Padrón et al., 2013; Melián et al., 2014). Based on the diffuse He/CO2 emission ratio, a sharp increase before the eruption onset was observed, reaching the maximum value on September 26 (6.8×10-5), sixteen days before the occurrence of the eruption. This increase coincided with an increase in seismic energy release during the volcanic unrest and occurred together with an increase on the 3He/4He isotopic ratio in groundwaters from a well in El Hierro Island (Padrón et al., 2013; from 2-3 RA to 7.2 RA where RA = 3He/4He ratio in air), one month prior to the eruption onset. Early degassing of new gas-rich magma batch at depth could explain the observed increase on the He/CO2 ratio, causing a preferential partitioning of CO2 in the gas phase with respect to the He, due to the lower solubility of CO2 than that of He in basaltic magmas. During the eruptive period (October 2011-March 2012) the prevalence of a magmatic CO2-dominated component is evident, as indicated by the generally lower He/CO2 ratios and high 3He/4He values (Padrón et al., 2013). The onset of the submarine eruption might have produced a sudden release of volcanic gases, and consequently, a decrease in the volcanic gas pressure of the magma bodies moving beneath the island, reflected by a drastic decrease in the diffuse helium emissions measured after the eruption onset. Therefore, this study shows that higher diffuse He/CO2 emission ratios preceded the 2011-2012 El Hierro submarine eruption, clearly show the critical role that both gas species can play in the prediction of major volcanic events and demonstrates the importance of performing soil He and CO2 surveys as a useful geochemical monitoring tool in active volcanic regions. Padrón et al. (2013) Geology 41(5), 539-542; Melián et al. (2014) JGR, 119: 6976-6991, doi:10.1002/2014JB011013

  2. Evaluation of the i3 Scale-up of Reading Recovery: Year One Report, 2011-12. RR-76

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    May, Henry; Gray, Abigail; Gillespie, Jessica N.; Sirinides, Philip; Sam, Cecile; Goldsworthy, Heather; Armijo, Michael; Tognatta, Namrata

    2013-01-01

    Reading Recovery (RR) is a short-term early intervention designed to help the lowest-achieving readers in first grade reach average levels of classroom performance in literacy. Students identified to receive Reading Recovery meet individually with a specially trained Reading Recovery (RR) teacher every school day for 30-minute lessons over a…

  3. Profile of Graduate Management Admission Test[R] Candidates 2007-08 to 2011-12: Five-Year Summary

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    Graduate Management Admission Council, 2012

    2012-01-01

    The 2011-2012 testing year held a number of significant milestones for the Graduate Management Admission Test exam. A total of 286,529 GMAT exams were administered, with 831,337 score reports sent to more than 5,200 graduate-level management programs around the world--all record numbers. This record volume reflects the increase in graduate-level…

  4. Dissolved pesticide concentrations in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Grizzly Bay, California, 2011-12

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    Orlando, James L.; McWayne, Megan; Sanders, Corey; Hladik, Michelle

    2013-01-01

    Surface-water samples were collected from sites within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Grizzly Bay, California, during the spring in 2011 and 2012, and they were analyzed by the U.S. Geological Survey for a suite of 99 current-use pesticides and pesticide degradates. Samples were collected and analyzed as part of a collaborative project studying the occurrence and characteristics of phytoplankton in the San Francisco Estuary. Samples were analyzed by two separate laboratory methods employing gas chromatography/mass spectrometry or liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry. Method detection limits ranged from 0.9 to 10.5 nanograms per liter (ng/L). Eighteen pesticides were detected in samples collected during 2011, and the most frequently detected compounds were the herbicides clomazone, diuron, hexazinone and metolachlor, and the diuron degradates 3,4-dichloroaniline and N-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-N’-methylurea (DCPMU). Concentrations for all compounds were less than 75 ng/L, except for the rice herbicide clomazone and the fungicide tetraconazole, which had maximum concentrations of 535 and 511 ng/L, respectively. In samples collected in 2012, a total of 16 pesticides were detected. The most frequently detected compounds were the fungicides azoxystrobin and boscalid and the herbicides diuron, hexazinone, metolachlor, and simazine. Maximum concentrations for all compounds detected in 2012 were less than 75 ng/L, except for the fungicide azoxystrobin and the herbicides hexazinone and simazine, which were detected at up to 188, 134, and 140 ng/L, respectively.

  5. 76 FR 12564 - Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska-2011-12 and 2012-13 Subsistence...

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    ... published temporary regulations to carry out this program in the Federal Register on June 29, 1990 (55 FR 27114), and final regulations were published in the Federal Register on May 29, 1992 (57 FR 22940). The... published in the Federal Register on May 29, 1992 (57 FR 22940). The regulations at 36 CFR 242.4 and 50...

  6. 75 FR 37917 - Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska-2010-11 and 2011-12 Subsistence...

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    ... regulations to carry out this program in the Federal Register on May 29, 1992 (57 FR 22940). These regulations... published in the Federal Register on May 29, 1992 (57 FR 22940). The regulations at 36 CFR 242.4 and 50 CFR... citation Date of following provisions of publication: ----.24: 59 FR 27462 May 27, 1994... Wildlife...

  7. Chemical and biological quality of water in Grand Lake St. Marys, Ohio, 2011-12, with emphasis on cyanobacteria

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    Dumouchelle, Denise H.; Stelzer, Erin A.

    2014-01-01

    Microcystin concentrations were correlated to cyanobacteria biovolumes, and to concentrations of one ion (sodium) and three trace elements (molybdenum, antimony, and lithium). Concentrations of toxin genes (mcyE) determined by qPCR were consistently low forMicrocystis and consistently high for Planktothrix throughout both sampling years. Concentrations of cyanobacteria found by qPCR were correlated to microcystin concentrations, cyanobacteria biovolumes, selected nutrient concentrations, and other parameters. Results from qRT-PCR assays showed that toxin gene expression was predominantly from the genus Planktothrix, and concentrations of the RNA transcript varied throughout the two sampling years. A number of conditions that may play a role in the dominance ofPlanktothrix and the production of microcystin were identified including water temperature; low-light transmission; low concentrations of silica and manganese; and relatively high concentrations of sodium, sulfate, and the trace elements of strontium, vanadium, and boron.

  8. 75 FR 2448 - Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska-2011-12 and 2012-13 Subsistence...

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    .... Future rules will not have expiration dates but will be revised according to the applicable cycle. This... FR 22940). The Program has subsequently amended these regulations a number of times. Because this... Federally Recognized Indian Tribes (Tribes) as listed in 73 FR 18553 (April 4, 2008). The Alaska...

  9. Prevalence and Distribution of Vibrio spp. in Wild Aquatic Birds of the Southern Caribbean Sea, Venezuela, 2011-12.

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    Fernández-Delgado, Milagro; Sanz, Virginia; Giner, Sandra; Suárez, Paula; Contreras, Monica; Michelangeli, Fabian; García-Amado

    2016-07-01

    Vibrio spp. are associated with waterbirds mainly in temperate latitudes. We evaluated the prevalence and distribution of Vibrio spp. from fecal samples of resident and migratory aquatic birds collected during October 2011 and March 2012 at two coastal sites in the tropical southern Caribbean Sea. We amplified DNA by PCR in 40% of samples, resulting in 47% and 36% estimated prevalence for resident and migratory birds in Cuare Wildlife Refuge, and 33% and 44% in Margarita Island, respectively. We found nontoxigenic Vibrio cholerae in Cuare Wildlife Refuge with a higher prevalence in resident birds (18%). Our PCR results for Vibrio and V. cholerae were not significantly different between sites or bird migratory status. The 16S rRNA phylogenetic analysis sequences from fecal samples from Cuare Wildlife Refuge were highly similar to V. cholerae and Vibrio vulnificus , whereas sequences from Margarita Island samples formed clusters with species related to the Harveyi clade. Our findings indicate that several species of Vibrio are common in aquatic birds along the southern Caribbean Sea and contribute to our understanding of the role of birds as possible reservoirs of potentially pathogenic bacteria. PMID:27224211

  10. Prospectus of waste stabilization ponds in Ceará, Northeast Brazil.

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    da Silva, F J A; de Souza, R O; de Castro, F J F; Araújo, A L C

    2011-01-01

    WSP technology has been used in Ceará, Northeast Brazil, since middle 1970s. There are presently 96 ponds plants and most of them are comprised by single cells (40%) and series of 3 ponds (35%). They were under loaded due to incomplete house connections to the sewerage network and low per capita wastewater contributions. Highest removal rates of organic material, ammonia and faecal coliform were found in 3 pond series. Faecal coliform removal was in accordance with the literature and series of ponds reached numbers ≤10(5) cells/100 ml. In series with 4 and 5 ponds FC was below 10(3) cells/100 ml. Ammonia removal varied from 30 to 80% and total phosphorus the removal was not significant. An increase in the number of maturation ponds enhances nutrient and coliform removal. Up-grading schemes should be investigated as well as effluent reuse potential. PMID:21436566

  11. Proteotyping: Proteomic characterization, classification and identification of microorganisms--A prospectus.

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    Karlsson, Roger; Gonzales-Siles, Lucia; Boulund, Fredrik; Svensson-Stadler, Liselott; Skovbjerg, Susann; Karlsson, Anders; Davidson, Max; Hulth, Stefan; Kristiansson, Erik; Moore, Edward R B

    2015-06-01

    Modern microbial systematics requires a range of methodologies for the comprehensive characterization, classification and identification of microorganisms. While whole-genome sequences provide the ultimate reference for defining microbial phylogeny and taxonomy, selected biomarker-based strategies continue to provide the means for the bulk of microbial systematic studies. Proteomics, the study of the expression of genes, as well as the structure and function of the resulting proteins, offers indirect measures of genome sequence data. Recent developments in applications of proteomics for analyzing microorganisms have paralleled the growing microbial genome sequence database, as well as the evolution of mass spectrometry (MS) instrumentation and bioinformatics. MALDI-TOF MS, which generates proteomic mass patterns for 'fingerprint'-based characterizations, has provided a marked breakthrough for microbial identification. However, MALDI-TOF MS is limited in the number of targets that can be detected for strain characterization. Advanced methods of tandem mass spectrometry, in which proteins and peptides generated from proteins, are characterized and identified, using LC-MS/MS, provide the ability to detect hundreds or thousands of expressed microbial strain markers for high-resolution characterizations and identifications. Model studies demonstrate the application of proteomics-based analyses for bacterial species- and strain-level detection and identification and for characterization of environmentally relevant, metabolically diverse bacteria. Proteomics-based approaches represent an emerging complement to traditional methods of characterizing microorganisms, enabling the elucidation of the expressed biomarkers of genome sequence information, which can be applied to 'proteotyping' applications of microorganisms at all taxonomic levels. PMID:25933927

  12. A Recorded Aid for Braille Music. Paper No. 3. The Prospectus Series.

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    Levine, S. Joseph

    The Recorded Aid for Braille Music is designed to teach instrumental music to visually handicapped students through the integration of tape recordings with established methods of reading braille music notation and playing by ear. Packages of instructional materials for clarinet, flute, alto saxophone, trumpet, and trombone contain the recording,…

  13. 17 CFR 230.498 - Summary Prospectuses for open-end management investment companies.

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    2012-04-01

    ... financial intermediary (such as a broker-dealer or bank) through which shares of the Fund may be purchased...) of this section is relied on with respect to a Fund, the Fund (or a financial intermediary through... paragraph (c) or (d) of this section is relied on with respect to a Fund, the Fund (or a...

  14. 17 CFR 230.498 - Summary Prospectuses for open-end management investment companies.

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    2014-04-01

    ... financial intermediary (such as a broker-dealer or bank) through which shares of the Fund may be purchased...) of this section is relied on with respect to a Fund, the Fund (or a financial intermediary through... paragraph (c) or (d) of this section is relied on with respect to a Fund, the Fund (or a...

  15. Prospectus of ignition enhancement in a two-stroke SI engine

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    Manivannan, P.V.; Ramesh, A.; Poola, R.B.; Dhinadgar, S.J.

    1995-12-01

    Conventional two-stroke spark-ignition (SI) engines have difficulty meeting the ignition requirements of lean fuel-air mixtures and high compression ratios, due to their breaker operated, magneto-coil ignition systems. In the present work, a breakerless, high-energy electronic ignition system was developed and tested with and without a platinum-tipped electrode spark plug. The high-energy ignition system showed an improved lean-burn capability at high compression ratios relative to the conventional ignition system. At a high compression ratio of 9:1 with lean fuel-air mixtures, the maximum percentage improvement in the brake thermal efficiency was about 16.5% at 2.7 kW and 3000 rpm. Cylinder peak pressures-were higher ignition delay was lower, and combustion duration was shorter at both normal and high compression ratios. Combustion stability as measured by the coefficient of variation in peak cylinder pressure was also considerably improved with the high-energy ignition system.

  16. EVOKED POTENTIALS AS INDICES OF ADAPTATION IN THE SOMATOSENSORY SYSTEM IN HUMANS: A REVIEW AND PROSPECTUS

    EPA Science Inventory

    Population-level behavior of large neural aggregates can be efficiently monitored by corresponding population-level indices such as somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs). The literature reviewed clearly indicates that SEPs undergo systematic and often marked changes under condit...

  17. DNA-BASED METHODS FOR MONITORING INVASIVE SPECIES: A REVIEW AND PROSPECTUS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The recent explosion of interest in DNA-based tools for species identification has prompted widespread speculation on the future availability of inexpensive, rapid and accurate means of identifying specimens and assessing biodiversity. One applied field that may benefit dramatic...

  18. Neuroscience research on the addictions: a prospectus for future ethical and policy analysis.

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    Hall, Wayne; Carter, Lucy; Morley, Katherine I

    2004-09-01

    The increasing evidence that many addictive phenomena have a genetic and neurobiological basis promises improvements in societal responses to addiction that raise important ethical and social policy issues. One of the major potential benefits of such research is improved treatment of drug addiction, but in order to do the research required to realize this promise, it will be necessary to address ethical doubts raised about the capacity of addicted persons to give free and informed consent to participate in studies that involve the administration of drugs of dependence. Neuroscience research on addiction promises to transform the long running debate between moral and medical models of addiction by providing a detailed causal explanation of addiction in terms of brain processes. We must avoid causal models of addiction being misinterpreted as supporting simple-minded social policies, e.g., that we identify the minority of the community that is genetically and biologically vulnerable to addiction and hence can neglect social policy options for reducing addiction, including drug control policies. Causal accounts of addiction supplied by neuroscience and genetic research may also be seen to warrant the use of pharmacotherapies and drug vaccines under legal coercion. Neuroscientists also need to anticipate the ethical issues that may arise if the knowledge that they produce delivers interventions that enhance human cognitive and other capacities. Advances in neuroimaging that enable us to identify "addicts" or predict future risk of addiction will raise concerns about invasion of privacy, third-party use of neuroimaging data, the powers of courts to coerce defendants to undergo such tests, and consumer protection against the overinterpretation of test results. Given the strong public and media interest in the results of their research, neuroscientists and geneticists have a moral obligation, and a professional interest, to minimize popular misunderstandings of their work in the media that may rebound to its detriment. PMID:15345277

  19. Hyporheic zone hydrologic science: A historical account of its emergence and a prospectus

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    Cardenas, M. Bayani

    2015-05-01

    The hyporheic zone, defined by shallow subsurface pathways through river beds and banks beginning and ending at the river, is an integral and unique component of fluvial systems. It hosts myriad hydrologically controlled processes that are potentially coupled in complex ways. Understanding these processes and the connections between them is critical since these processes are not only important locally but integrate to impact increasingly larger scale biogeochemical functioning of the river corridor up to the river network scale. Thus, the hyporheic zone continues to be a growing research focus for many hydrologists for more than half the history of Water Resources Research. This manuscript partly summarizes the historical development of hyporheic zone hydrologic science as gleaned from papers published in Water Resources Research, from the birth of the concept of the hyporheic zone as a hydrologic black box (sometimes referred to as transient storage zone), to its adolescent years of being torn between occasionally competing research perspectives of interrogating the hyporheic zone from a surface or subsurface view, to its mature emergence as an interdisciplinary research field that employs the wide array of state-of-the-art tools available to the modern hydrologist. The field is vibrant and moving in the right direction of addressing critical fundamental and applied questions with no clear end in sight in its growth. There are exciting opportunities for scientists that are able to tightly link the allied fields of geology, geomorphology, hydrology, geochemistry, and ecology to tackle the many open problems in hyporheic zone science.

  20. Summarizing comments on the discussion and a prospectus for urgent future action.

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    Thomas, John Meurig

    2016-02-28

    Following my personal reactions to some of the key points made in this Discussion (Part I), I present, in Part II, what I perceive to be the most important, and, in some cases, urgent actions that now need to be taken in the following inter-related fields: (i) design of catalysts, especially for the production of materials using anthropogenic carbon dioxide, CO2, as feedstock; (ii) the continuing role of catalysis in the protection of the environment; (iii) the importance of catalysis in the generation of fuel and the release of energy; and (iv) the wisdom of conducting life cycle and techno-economic analyses continually during the development of new catalysts, as well as of those in regular use. A brief account is also given of the prospect of designing atom-efficient catalysts in which either atomically dispersed rare (and expensive) metals such as Ir or Pt or the use of single-site earth-abundant elements (Al, Si, O) can be employed to facilitate important industrial reactions. PMID:26755761

  1. The Prospectus, Challenges and Causes of Gender Disparity and Its Implication for Ethiopia's Development: Qualitative Inquiry

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    Dea, Mulatu

    2016-01-01

    The study conducted with proposition that development needs to be participatory including both men and women. Different scholars came up with different explanations by raising the question why gender gap in different sectors The objectives of this paper are to: Analyze some relevant theories of development related to the causes of gender equality…

  2. 17 CFR 230.497 - Filing of investment company prospectuses-number of copies.

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    2012-04-01

    ... citations affecting § 230.497, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Filing of investment company... Governments Or Political Subdivisions Thereof § 230.497 Filing of investment company prospectuses—number...

  3. 17 CFR 230.497 - Filing of investment company prospectuses-number of copies.

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    2014-04-01

    ... citations affecting § 230.497, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Filing of investment company... Governments Or Political Subdivisions Thereof § 230.497 Filing of investment company prospectuses—number...

  4. 17 CFR 230.497 - Filing of investment company prospectuses-number of copies.

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    2013-04-01

    ... citations affecting § 230.497, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Filing of investment company... Governments Or Political Subdivisions Thereof § 230.497 Filing of investment company prospectuses—number...

  5. 17 CFR 230.497 - Filing of investment company prospectuses-number of copies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... citations affecting § 230.497, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Filing of investment company... Governments Or Political Subdivisions Thereof § 230.497 Filing of investment company prospectuses—number...

  6. 17 CFR 230.154 - Delivery of prospectuses to investors at the same address.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...): The notice should be written in plain English. See § 230.421(d)(2) of this chapter for a discussion of plain English principles. (3) You have not received the reply form or other notification indicating that... it is a business. (c) Revocation of consent. If an investor, orally or in writing, revokes consent...

  7. Critical Thinking and Decision-Making Skills through Economic Education. Prospectus.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Agency for Instructional Technology, Bloomington, IN.

    Designed to improve the critical thinking and decision-making skills of 10-to 13-year old students through instruction in basic economic concepts, the Agency for International Technology (AIT), the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE), and the Joint Council on Economic Education (JCEE) are undertaking a project which will use eight…

  8. Phenotypic Plasticity and Integration in the Mangrove Rivulus (Kryptolebias marmoratus): A Prospectus

    PubMed Central

    Earley, Ryan L.; Hanninen, Amanda F.; Fuller, Adam; Garcia, Mark J.; Lee, Elizabeth A.

    2012-01-01

    The mangrove rivulus (Kryptolebias marmoratus) is a small fish native to mangrove ecosystems in Florida, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. This species is one of only two self-fertilizing, hermaphroditic vertebrates capable of producing offspring that are genetically identical to both the parent and all siblings. Long bouts of selfing result in individuals with completely homozygous genotypes, effectively allowing for the production of “clones.” Rivulus is also extremely sensitive to environmental change, both during development and adulthood. Life-history traits, behavior, physiology, morphology, and even sexual phenotype are shaped to a large extent by the interaction of genes with the environment, and many of these traits appear to co-vary. True reaction norms can be generated for this species in much the same way as has been done for clonally reproducing invertebrates and plants that have contributed immensely to our understanding of the evolution of phenotypic plasticity. That is, rivulus provides the opportunity to place individuals with identical genotypes in many different environments at any point during ontogeny or adulthood. In addition, rivulus populations are characterized by high genotypic diversity, a luxury not afforded by many clonal vertebrates, which allows us to evaluate variation among genotypes in the shape of reaction norms and in patterns of covariance among traits. We provide background information on phenotypic plasticity and phenotypic integration, coupled with a description of characteristics that we feel qualify rivulus as a potentially powerful model in which to study the evolution of reaction norms and covariance among traits. PMID:22990587

  9. Interspecific competition in tributaries: Prospectus for restoring Atlantic salmon in Lake Ontario

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Johnson, James H.; Wedge, Leslie R.

    1999-01-01

    Historically, Lake Ontario may have supported the world's largest freshwater population of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). However, by the late 1800's, salmon were virtually extinct in the lake due to the damming of tributaries, overharvest, deforestation, and pollution. Of these factors, the building of dams on tributaries, which precluded access by the salmon to natal spawning streams, was probably the most detrimental. Since the extirpation of Atlantic salmon in the Lake Ontario watershed over a century ago, considerable change has occurred throughout the lake and tributary ecosystem. The changes within the ecosystem that may have the most profound effect on Atlantic salmon restoration include the presence of exotic species, including other salmonines, and reduced habitat quality, especially in tributaries. These changes must be taken into account when considering Atlantic salmon restoration.

  10. 17 CFR 230.433 - Conditions to permissible post-filing free writing prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    .... You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov... accessing the issuer's Web site and provide the Internet address and the particular location of the documents on the Web site. (d) Filing conditions. (1) Except as provided in paragraphs (d)(3), (d)(4),...

  11. 17 CFR 230.433 - Conditions to permissible post-filing free writing prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    .... You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov... accessing the issuer's Web site and provide the Internet address and the particular location of the documents on the Web site. (d) Filing conditions. (1) Except as provided in paragraphs (d)(3), (d)(4),...

  12. CSHE@50: A Reflection and Prospectus on Globalization and Higher Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    King, C. Judson, Ed.; Douglass, John Aubrey, Ed.

    2007-01-01

    In the spring of 1957, the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) at the University of California, Berkeley was formally established as an organized research unit, enabled by an initial grant from the Carnegie Corporation and making it the first academic enterprise in the United States focused on higher education policy issues. Since then,…

  13. 77 FR 69692 - Guidance on Review and Approval of Public Charter Prospectuses

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-11-20

    ... the Direct Air collapse, the Office of International Aviation's Special Authorities Division, in... consumer harm. Among these were Direct Air's contracting out of its reservations process to a third party... Air & Tours, LLC d/b/a Direct Air, in March 2012, and its subsequent bankruptcy, resulted in...

  14. "The Treasure Within" and "Learning through Life": A Review and Prospectus

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schuller, Tom; Watson, David

    2015-01-01

    In this article, Tom Schuller and David Watson, who were responsible for a major review of lifelong learning in the UK published in 2009, describe the main proposals from that review and compare them with the 1996 UNESCO report, "The Treasure Within". They find many points of similarity, as well as clear differences. Apart from specific…

  15. Measuring the Interestingness of Articles in a Limited User Environment Prospectus

    SciTech Connect

    Pon, R K

    2007-04-18

    Search engines, such as Google, assign scores to news articles based on their relevancy to a query. However, not all relevant articles for the query may be interesting to a user. For example, if the article is old or yields little new information, the article would be uninteresting. Relevancy scores do not take into account what makes an article interesting, which would vary from user to user. Although methods such as collaborative filtering have been shown to be effective in recommendation systems, in a limited user environment there are not enough users that would make collaborative filtering effective. I present a general framework for defining and measuring the ''interestingness'' of articles, called iScore, incorporating user-feedback including tracking multiple topics of interest as well as finding interesting entities or phrases in a complex relationship network. I propose and have shown the validity of the following: 1. Filtering based on only topic relevancy is insufficient for identifying interesting articles. 2. No single feature can characterize the interestingness of an article for a user. It is the combination of multiple features that yields higher quality results. For each user, these features have different degrees of usefulness for predicting interestingness. 3. Through user-feedback, a classifier can combine features to predict interestingness for the user. 4. Current evaluation corpora, such as TREC, do not capture all aspects of personalized news filtering systems necessary for system evaluation. 5. Focusing on only specific evolving user interests instead of all topics allows for more efficient resource utilization while yielding high quality recommendation results. 6. Multiple profile vectors yield significantly better results than traditional methods, such as the Rocchio algorithm, for identifying interesting articles. Additionally, the addition of tracking multiple topics as a new feature in iScore, can improve iScore's classification performance. 7. Multiple topic tracking yields better results than the best results from the last TREC adaptive filtering run. As future work, I will address the following hypothesis: Entities and the relationship among these entities using current information extraction technology can be utilized to identify entities of interest and relationships of interest, using a scheme such as PageRank. And I will address one of the following two hypotheses: 1. By addressing the multiple reading roles that a single user may have, classification results can be improved. 2. By tailoring the operating parameters of MTT, better classification results can be achieved.

  16. 17 CFR 230.433 - Conditions to permissible post-filing free writing prospectuses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... and it, taken together, satisfy the conditions, provided that the succession was primarily for the... holding company and the assets and liabilities of the successor at the time of succession were... succession and the issuer has continued to do so since the succession. (c) Information in a free...

  17. Modeling the evolution of winner and loser effects: A survey and prospectus.

    PubMed

    Mesterton-Gibbons, Mike; Dai, Yao; Goubault, Marlène

    2016-04-01

    The evolution of winner or loser effects-higher probabilities of winning after winning or of losing after losing-has received remarkably little attention from theoreticians, even though such effects are widespread across the animal kingdom. We review game-theoretic models that regard such winner and loser effects as outcomes of a strategic response. We show that these models have been well supported by the empirical literature in the past, but are not designed to address some recent observations. In the light of this recent progress on the empirical front, we identify factors that newer theory must be developed to explore. PMID:26874216

  18. Simulation and Recording Device for Research in Programmed Instruction. Paper No. 5. The Prospectus Series.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ward, Ted; Levine, S. Joseph

    The SimulaR, a portable tabletop instructional simulator and response recording device has been designed to aid research in development of programed instruction and is scheduled for a field test involving instructional simulation of remedial reading. Major components consist of a two channel audio playback device, a visual component incorporating…

  19. The Money/Counting Kit. The Prospectus Series, Paper No. 6.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Musumeci, Judith

    The Money/Counting Kit for Handicapped Children and Youth, frees the teacher from lessons in money and counting concepts and enables a student to learn at his own rate with immediate feedback from activity cards, name cards, thermoformed coin cards (optional), and self-instructional booklets. The activity cards, which may be used individually or…

  20. 17 CFR 230.497 - Filing of investment company prospectuses-number of copies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... citations affecting § 230.497, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids... registration statement or amendment, and (2) The text of the most recent registration statement or...

  1. Marine Education for Hawaii: A Prospectus. A Report for the Hawaii Marine Education Council.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Curriculum Research and Development Group.

    This report includes the history and background of marine education in Hawaii, goals and objectives of marine education, guidelines for marine education implementation, and a proposed development plan for a marine education curriculum. The report also presents a general schedule of developmental activities that calls for the establishment of a…

  2. Reinforcing Comprehensive Business Learning through an Undergraduate Retailing Course: A Prospectus

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ahmed, Irfan

    2009-01-01

    Undergraduate programs in business are expected to provide a comprehensive learning for their students in order to prepare them to be able to deal with complex business problems in their jobs. Business schools attempt to provide this learning through various curricular design strategies. This paper proposes the use of an undergraduate course in…

  3. Environmental Indicators for the Coastal Region of North American Great Lakes: Introduction and Prospectus

    EPA Science Inventory

    Environmental indicators are benchmarks for the current conditions of the Great Lakes coastal region and provide measurable endpoints to assess the success of future management, conservation, protection, and restoration of this important resource.

  4. Using Interactive Computing to Expand Intelligence Testing: A Critique and Prospectus.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hunt, Earl; Pellegrino, James

    1985-01-01

    There are economic advantages in using microcomputers as automated testing stations for measuring aptitude and intelligence. Microcomputers also make it possible to expand and modify testing procedures for psychological functions included in conventional tests and to test psychological functions not generally assessed by conventional tests, such…

  5. Using Interactive Computing to Expand Intelligence Testing: A Critique and Prospectus. Report No. 84-2.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hunt, Earl; Pellegrino, James

    If microcomputers are used as automated testing stations, for use in psychometric assessment, there are economic advantages. Discussion follows, however, on whether it is possible to improve the quality of cognitive assessment by extending the range of cognitive abilities to be assessed. Two types of extension are considered: modifying and…

  6. Year-Round Monitoring of Contaminants in Neal and Rogers Creeks, Hood River Basin, Oregon, 2011-12, and Assessment of Risks to Salmonids

    PubMed Central

    Hapke, Whitney B.; Morace, Jennifer L.; Nilsen, Elena B.; Alvarez, David A.; Masterson, Kevin

    2016-01-01

    Pesticide presence in streams is a potential threat to Endangered Species Act listed salmonids in the Hood River basin, Oregon, a primarily forested and agricultural basin. Two types of passive samplers, polar organic chemical integrative samplers (POCIS) and semipermeable membrane devices (SPMDs), were simultaneously deployed at four sites in the basin during Mar. 2011–Mar. 2012 to measure the presence of pesticides, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The year-round use of passive samplers is a novel approach and offers several new insights. Currently used pesticides and legacy contaminants, including many chlorinated pesticides and PBDEs, were present throughout the year in the basin’s streams. PCBs were not detected. Time-weighted average water concentrations for the 2-month deployment periods were estimated from concentrations of chemicals measured in the passive samplers. Currently used pesticide concentrations peaked during spring and were detected beyond their seasons of expected use. Summed concentrations of legacy contaminants in Neal Creek were highest during July–Sept., the period with the lowest streamflows. Endosulfan was the only pesticide detected in passive samplers at concentrations exceeding Oregon or U.S. Environmental Protection Agency water-quality thresholds. A Sensitive Pesticide Toxicity Index (SPTI) was used to estimate the relative acute potential toxicity among sample mixtures. The acute potential toxicity of the detected mixtures was likely greater for invertebrates than for fish and for all samples in Neal Creek compared to Rogers Creek, but the indices appear to be low overall (<0.1). Endosulfans and pyrethroid insecticides were the largest contributors to the SPTIs for both sites. SPTIs of some discrete (grab) samples from the basin that were used for comparison exceeded 0.1 when some insecticides (azinphos methyl, chlorpyrifos, malathion) were detected at concentrations near or exceeding acute water-quality thresholds. Early life stages and adults of several sensitive fish species, including salmonids, are present in surface waters of the basin throughout the year, including during periods of peak estimated potential toxicity. Based on these data, direct toxicity to salmonids from in-stream pesticide exposure is unlikely, but indirect impacts (reduced fitness due to cumulative exposures or negative impacts to invertebrate prey populations) are unknown. PMID:27348521

  7. The Status of Technology and Engineering Education in the United States: A Fourth Report of the Findings from the States (2011-12)

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moye, Johnny J.; Dugger, William E., Jr.; Starkweather, Kendall N.

    2012-01-01

    Technology and engineering education continues to evolve as it becomes more apparent that students need this information to become more successful in college and careers. The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA ) has tracked the status of technology education in the United States in three separate studies over the…

  8. Shallow vent architecture during hybrid explosive-effusive activity at Cordón Caulle (Chile, 2011-12): Evidence from direct observations and pyroclast textures

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Schipper, C. Ian; Castro, Jonathan M.; Tuffen, Hugh; James, Mike R.; How, Penelope

    2013-07-01

    In June 2011, an eruption of rhyolite magma began at the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcanic complex, southern Chile. By January 2012, explosive activity had declined from sustained pyroclastic (Plinian to sub-Plinian) fountaining to mixed gas and ash jetting punctuated by Vulcanian blasts. This explosive activity was accompanied by synchronous effusion of obsidian lava in a hybrid explosive-effusive eruption. Fortuitous climatic conditions permitted ground-based observation and video recording of transient vent dynamics as well as real-time collection of proximal juvenile ash as it sedimented from the active plume. The main eruptive vent complex and site of lava effusion were represented by two loci of Vulcanian blasts within a single tephra cone containing a pancake-shaped proto-lava dome. These blast loci each consisted of clusters of sub-vents that expressed correlated shifts in eruption intensity, indicating the presence of partially connected and/or branching zones of high permeability within the upper conduit. Pyroclast textures were examined by X-ray computed microtomography and their permeability was modelled by lattice Boltzmann simulations. The porosity (39 to 67%) and Darcian permeability (3.1 × 10- 15 m2 perpendicular to fabric to 3.8 × 10- 11 m2 parallel to fabric) of fine ash emitted during ash jetting indicate that the permeable zones comprised highly sheared, tube-like bubbly magma, and contrast with the low porosity (~ 17%) and nul permeability of bombs ejected to hundreds of metres from the vent in Vulcanian blasts. Residual H2O content of ash (0.14 wt.%) and two bombs (0.2-0.25 wt.%), determined by Karl-Fischer titration indicate degassing of this pyroclastic material to near-atmospheric pressures. Ash textures and simple degassing/vesiculation models indicate the onset of permeability by ductile processes of shear-enhanced bubble coalescence in the upper 1 to 1.5 km of the conduit. Repeated ash jetting and Vulcanian blasts indicate that such ductile processes were not sufficiently effective to accommodate all degassing requirements, and additional brittle (e.g., fragmentation) events transiently assisted in maintaining an open-system degassing regime that permitted long-lived, hybrid explosive-effusive activity. The eruption at Cordón Caulle has provided an excellent opportunity to closely observe key processes of silicic volcanism.

  9. Use of stable isotopes of nitrogen and water to identify sources of nitrogen in three urban creeks of Durham, North Carolina, 2011-12

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    McSwain, Kristen Bukowski; Young, Megan B.; Giorgino, Mary L.

    2014-01-01

    A preliminary assessment of nitrate sources was conducted in three creeks that feed nutrient impaired Falls and Jordan Lakes in the vicinity of Durham County, North Carolina, from July 2011 to June 2012. Cabin Branch, Ellerbe Creek, and Third Fork Creek were sampled monthly to determine if sources of nitrate in surface water could be identified on the basis of their stable isotopic compositions. Land use differs in the drainage basins of the investigated creeks—the predominant land use in Cabin Branch Basin is forest, and the Ellerbe and Third Fork Creek Basins are predominantly developed urban areas. Total nutrient concentrations were below 1 milligram per liter (mg/L). All measured nitrate plus nitrite concentrations were below the North Carolina standard of 10 mg/L as nitrogen with the highest concentration of 0.363 mg/L measured in Third Fork Creek. Concentrations of ammonia were generally less than 0.1 mg/L as nitrogen in all creek samples. More than 50 percent of the total nitrogen measured in the creeks was in the form of organic nitrogen. Total phosphorus and orthophosphate concentrations in all samples were generally less than 0.2 mg/L as phosphorus. The isotopic composition of surface water (δ2HH20 and δ18OH2O) is similar to that of modern-day precipitation. During July and August 2011 and May and June 2012, surface-water samples displayed a seasonal difference in isotopic composition, indicating fractionation of isotopes as a result of evaporation and, potentially, mixing with local and regional groundwater. The dominant source of nitrate to Cabin Branch, Ellerbe Creek, and Third Fork Creek was the nitrification of soil nitrogen. Two stormflow samples in Ellerbe Creek and Third Fork Creek had nitrate sources that were a mixture of the nitrification of soil nitrogen and an atmospheric source that had bypassed some soil contact through impermeable surfaces within the drainage basin. No influence of a septic or wastewater source was found in Cabin Branch. Results from this study suggest that it is possible to distinguish sources of nitrogen and biogeochemical processes on nitrate using stable isotopes of nitrogen and oxygen in small creeks of Durham County, North Carolina.

  10. Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2011-12 (Fiscal Year 2012). First Look. NCES 2014-301

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cornman, Stephen Q.

    2015-01-01

    This First Look report introduces new data for national and state-level public elementary and secondary revenues and expenditures for fiscal year (FY) 2012. Specifically, this report includes findings from the following types of school finance data: (1) Revenue and expenditure totals; (2) Revenues by source; (3) Expenditures by function and…

  11. Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts: School Year 2011-12 (Fiscal Year 2012). First Look. NCES 2014-303

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cornman, Stephen Q.

    2015-01-01

    This First Look report presents data on public elementary and secondary education revenues and expenditures at the local education agency (LEA) or school district level for fiscal year (FY) 2012.1. Specifically, this report includes findings from the following types of school finance data: (1) Revenue and expenditure totals by state and the 100…

  12. Teacher Salary Comparisons--Inter-City Differences: 2010-11 and 2011-12. BCTF Research Report. Section I. 2012-TS-02

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    White, Margaret

    2012-01-01

    This research report, which is an update of research report 2011-TS-03, shows the salary difference for each step of British Columbia's (BC) Category 5 or comparable qualifications. Salaries for Vancouver public school teachers are compared to teacher salaries in Toronto (elementary), Ottawa (secondary), and Edmonton. Salaries for Prince George…

  13. Understanding Parents' Child Care Decision-Making: A Foundation for Child Care Policy Making. Research-to-Policy, Research-to-Practice Brief. OPRE 2011-12

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Weber, Roberta

    2011-01-01

    Policies such as those related to child care subsidies and quality rating and improvement systems are designed to increase the likelihood that child care and education arrangements meet developmental needs of children and employment needs of parents. Ultimately, parents select child care arrangements, and the quality and stability of these…

  14. Water quality of groundwater and stream base flow in the Marcellus Shale Gas Field of the Monongahela River Basin, West Virginia, 2011-12

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Chambers, Douglas B.; Kozar, Mark D.; Messinger, Terence; Mulder, Michon L.; Pelak, Adam J.; White, Jeremy S.

    2015-01-01

    This study provides a baseline of water-quality conditions in the Monongahela River Basin in West Virginia during the early phases of development of the Marcellus Shale gas field. Although not all inclusive, the results of this study provide a set of reliable water-quality data against which future data sets can be compared and the effects of shale-gas development may be determined.

  15. Year-round monitoring of contaminants in Neal and Rogers Creeks, Hood River Basin, Oregon, 2011-12, and assessment of risks to salmonids

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Temple, Whitney B.; Morace, Jennifer L.; Nilsen, Elena B.; Alvarez, David; Masterson, Kevin

    2016-01-01

    Pesticide presence in streams is a potential threat to Endangered Species Act listed salmonids in the Hood River basin, Oregon, a primarily forested and agricultural basin. Two types of passive samplers, polar organic chemical integrative samplers (POCIS) and semipermeable membrane devices (SPMDs), were simultaneously deployed at four sites in the basin during Mar. 2011–Mar. 2012 to measure the presence of pesticides, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The year-round use of passive samplers is a novel approach and offers several new insights. Currently used pesticides and legacy contaminants, including many chlorinated pesticides and PBDEs, were present throughout the year in the basin’s streams. PCBs were not detected. Time-weighted average water concentrations for the 2-month deployment periods were estimated from concentrations of chemicals measured in the passive samplers. Currently used pesticide concentrations peaked during spring and were detected beyond their seasons of expected use. Summed concentrations of legacy contaminants in Neal Creek were highest during July–Sept., the period with the lowest streamflows. Endosulfan was the only pesticide detected in passive samplers at concentrations exceeding Oregon or U.S. Environmental Protection Agency water-quality thresholds. A Sensitive Pesticide Toxicity Index (SPTI) was used to estimate the relative acute potential toxicity among sample mixtures. The acute potential toxicity of the detected mixtures was likely greater for invertebrates than for fish and for all samples in Neal Creek compared to Rogers Creek, but the indices appear to be low overall (<0.1). Endosulfans and pyrethroid insecticides were the largest contributors to the SPTIs for both sites. SPTIs of some discrete (grab) samples from the basin that were used for comparison exceeded 0.1 when some insecticides (azinphos methyl, chlorpyrifos, malathion) were detected at concentrations near or exceeding acute water-quality thresholds. Early life stages and adults of several sensitive fish species, including salmonids, are present in surface waters of the basin throughout the year, including during periods of peak estimated potential toxicity. Based on these data, direct toxicity to salmonids from in-stream pesticide exposure is unlikely, but indirect impacts (reduced fitness due to cumulative exposures or negative impacts to invertebrate prey populations) are unknown.

  16. Formative Assessment with Technology 2011-12: Second Year of Implementation. Eye on Evaluation. D&A Report No. 13.05

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Troy, Talbot; Bulgakov-Cooke, Dina

    2013-01-01

    In 2010-11, Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), and SMART Technologies began a two-year collaboration to promote the use of formative assessment in mathematics classrooms at three Wake County public schools: Millbrook Elementary, East Millbrook Middle, and Millbrook High school. The…

  17. 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12). Data File Documentation. Appendix J-O. NCES 2014-182_2

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wine, Jennifer; Bryan, Michael; Siegel, Peter

    2013-01-01

    The National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) helps fulfill the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) mandate to collect, analyze, and publish statistics related to education. The purpose of NPSAS is to compile a comprehensive research dataset, based on student-level records, on financial aid…

  18. 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12). Data File Documentation. Appendix A-I. NCES 2014-182_1

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wine, Jennifer; Bryan, Michael; Siegel, Peter

    2013-01-01

    The National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) helps fulfill the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) mandate to collect, analyze, and publish statistics related to education. The purpose of NPSAS is to compile a comprehensive research dataset, based on student-level records, on financial aid…

  19. Year-Round Monitoring of Contaminants in Neal and Rogers Creeks, Hood River Basin, Oregon, 2011-12, and Assessment of Risks to Salmonids.

    PubMed

    Hapke, Whitney B; Morace, Jennifer L; Nilsen, Elena B; Alvarez, David A; Masterson, Kevin

    2016-01-01

    Pesticide presence in streams is a potential threat to Endangered Species Act listed salmonids in the Hood River basin, Oregon, a primarily forested and agricultural basin. Two types of passive samplers, polar organic chemical integrative samplers (POCIS) and semipermeable membrane devices (SPMDs), were simultaneously deployed at four sites in the basin during Mar. 2011-Mar. 2012 to measure the presence of pesticides, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The year-round use of passive samplers is a novel approach and offers several new insights. Currently used pesticides and legacy contaminants, including many chlorinated pesticides and PBDEs, were present throughout the year in the basin's streams. PCBs were not detected. Time-weighted average water concentrations for the 2-month deployment periods were estimated from concentrations of chemicals measured in the passive samplers. Currently used pesticide concentrations peaked during spring and were detected beyond their seasons of expected use. Summed concentrations of legacy contaminants in Neal Creek were highest during July-Sept., the period with the lowest streamflows. Endosulfan was the only pesticide detected in passive samplers at concentrations exceeding Oregon or U.S. Environmental Protection Agency water-quality thresholds. A Sensitive Pesticide Toxicity Index (SPTI) was used to estimate the relative acute potential toxicity among sample mixtures. The acute potential toxicity of the detected mixtures was likely greater for invertebrates than for fish and for all samples in Neal Creek compared to Rogers Creek, but the indices appear to be low overall (<0.1). Endosulfans and pyrethroid insecticides were the largest contributors to the SPTIs for both sites. SPTIs of some discrete (grab) samples from the basin that were used for comparison exceeded 0.1 when some insecticides (azinphos methyl, chlorpyrifos, malathion) were detected at concentrations near or exceeding acute water-quality thresholds. Early life stages and adults of several sensitive fish species, including salmonids, are present in surface waters of the basin throughout the year, including during periods of peak estimated potential toxicity. Based on these data, direct toxicity to salmonids from in-stream pesticide exposure is unlikely, but indirect impacts (reduced fitness due to cumulative exposures or negative impacts to invertebrate prey populations) are unknown. PMID:27348521

  20. WCPSS Advanced Placement (AP) Results, 2011-12 and 2012-13. Measuring Up. D&A Report No. 13.17

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Muli, Juliana; McMillen, Brad

    2014-01-01

    Students in Wake County Public Schools (WCPSS) continue to score well on AP exams with an increased percentage of students enrolling in the courses. As in past years, in 2013 the district had higher average AP exam scores compared to the state and the nation. WCPSS had 76.6% of scores 3 or higher in 2013 (qualified and above). Again in both 2012…

  1. Characteristics of Private Schools in the United States: Results from the 2011-12 Private School Universe Survey. First Look. NCES 2013-316

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Broughman, Stephen P.; Swaim, Nancy L.

    2013-01-01

    In 1988, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) developed a private school data collection that improved on the sporadic collection of private school data dating back to 1890 by developing an alternative to commercially available private school sampling frames. Since 1989, the U.S. Bureau of the Census has conducted the biennial…

  2. A water-budget approach to estimating potential groundwater recharge from two domestic sewage disposal fields in eastern Bernalillo County, New Mexico, 2011-12

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Crilley, Dianna M.; Collison, Jake W.

    2015-01-01

    During this study, the disposal fields at sites A and B received a measured volume of effluent from two-person domestic residences equipped with an onsite low-pressure dosing system. A combined evapotranspiration measurement and modeling technique was used to estimate the amount of evapotranspirative loss from the disposal field and from the surrounding terrain. A portable hemispherical flux chamber was used to measure evapotranspiration at fixed locations on the disposal fields and on the surrounding terrain at sites A and B. Data from hemispherical flux chamber measurements were used to calibrate a Penman-Monteith modeled evapotranspiration rate on the disposal field and on the surrounding terrain at site A from January 1, 2011, to December 31, 2011, and from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2012, and at site B from January 1, 2011, to December 31, 2011. Micrometeorological and soil data from instrumentation on the disposal fields and on the surrounding terrain at sites A and B were used as input data into the Penman-Monteith equation. The mean potential recharge from disposal field effluent during 2011–12 at sites A and B was 63 percent of the volume of effluent dosed to the disposal field.

  3. Distribution and extent of heavy metal accumulation in Song Sparrows (Melospiza melodia), upper Santa Cruz River watershed, southern Arizona, 2011-12

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Lester, Michael B.; van Riper, Charles, III

    2014-01-01

    Riparian ecosystems in arid environments provide critical habitat for breeding, migratory, and wintering birds, yet are often at risk of contamination by heavy metals. Birds and other animals living in contaminated areas are susceptible to adverse health effects as a result of long-term exposure and bioaccumulation of heavy metals. We investigated the distribution and cascading extent of heavy metal accumulation in Song Sparrows (Melospiza melodia) in Arizona’s upper Santa Cruz River watershed. This study had three goals: (1) quantify the degree of heavy metal accumulation in sparrows and determine the distributional patterns among study sites, (2) compare concentrations of metals found in this study to those found in studies performed prior to the 2009 international wastewater treatment plant upgrade, and (3) assess sparrow condition among sites with differing potential sources of contamination exposure. We examined six study sites that reflected different potential sources of contamination. Hematocrit values, body mass residuals, and leukocyte counts were used to assess sparrow condition. Cadmium, copper, mercury, nickel, and selenium exceeded background concentrations at some sites, but generally were lower than or similar to concentrations found in earlier studies performed prior to the 2009 international wastewater treatment plant upgrade. Concentrations were higher in recaptured birds in 2012 than in 2011 for 7 metals in feathers and 14 metals in blood, suggesting possible bioaccumulation. We found no cascading effects as a result of heavy metal exposure, but did find that heavy metal concentrations were reduced following the 2009 international wastewater treatment plant upgrade.

  4. Food Patterns Equivalents Intakes from Food: Mean Amounts Consumer per Individual, What We Eat in America, NHANES 2011-12; Tables 1-4

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The four table sets include national estimates of mean intakes of the 37 Food Patterns (FP) components per individual estimated from the day 1 dietary intake data of 7,933 individuals, ages 2 years and over, in What We Eat in America, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (WWEIA, NHANES),...

  5. 17 CFR 230.425 - Filing of certain prospectuses and communications under § 230.135 in connection with business...

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    2012-04-01

    ... and communications under § 230.135 in connection with business combination transactions. 230.425... and communications under § 230.135 in connection with business combination transactions. (a) All... use except as provided in paragraph (d)(1) of this section. A communication limited to the...

  6. 17 CFR 230.425 - Filing of certain prospectuses and communications under § 230.135 in connection with business...

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    2013-04-01

    ... and communications under § 230.135 in connection with business combination transactions. 230.425... and communications under § 230.135 in connection with business combination transactions. (a) All... use except as provided in paragraph (d)(1) of this section. A communication limited to the...

  7. 17 CFR 230.425 - Filing of certain prospectuses and communications under § 230.135 in connection with business...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... and communications under § 230.135 in connection with business combination transactions. 230.425... and communications under § 230.135 in connection with business combination transactions. (a) All... use except as provided in paragraph (d)(1) of this section. A communication limited to the...

  8. 17 CFR 230.425 - Filing of certain prospectuses and communications under § 230.135 in connection with business...

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    2011-04-01

    ... and communications under § 230.135 in connection with business combination transactions. 230.425... and communications under § 230.135 in connection with business combination transactions. (a) All... use except as provided in paragraph (d)(1) of this section. A communication limited to the...

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    2014-04-01

    ... and communications under § 230.135 in connection with business combination transactions. 230.425... and communications under § 230.135 in connection with business combination transactions. (a) All... use except as provided in paragraph (d)(1) of this section. A communication limited to the...

  10. Making Sense of the Nursing Education Crises in California: A Program Planning Study Prospectus. Report 09-10

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    Wilson, Stacy

    2009-01-01

    In the absence of continuous legislative and institutional intervention, the demand for services provided by vocational and registered nurses in California over the next ten years will greatly outpace the supply of nurses anticipated to flow from postsecondary degree programs. Nursing education and supply issues can be better understood and…

  11. The World University System as a Model Prospectus for Institutions of Higher Learning in a Changing World.

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    Mncube, Stephen Sipho, Ed.

    This volume presents 10 papers originating with the World University System located at various sites in the Caribbean and the United States which were selected to show the innovative work of that institution between 1976 and 1980. The World University was founded in 1965 in Puerto Rico by John Brann and was based on innovative approaches to…

  12. Symposium Proceedings--Occupational Research and the Navy--Prospectus 1980. Technical Report No. 74-14.

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    Jones, Earl I., Ed.

    This five-section symposium report includes 22 papers assessing the state-of-the-art in occupational research. Section 1, Occupational Analysis, Structure, and Methods, contains four papers that discuss: the Air Force Occupational Research project, methodologies in job analysis, evaluation, structures and requirements, career development,…

  13. What Do We Really Know about the Outcomes of Australian International Education? A Critical Review and Prospectus for Future Research

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    Cuthbert, Denise; Smith, Wendy; Boey, Janice

    2008-01-01

    Australia has been a significant provider of international education in the Asia-Pacific region since 1950 with the inception of the Colombo Plan. Thus, graduates from these early days would by now be mature professionals in a variety of fields, with several decades of professional and academic attainment enabled by their Australian education. Yet…

  14. NASA/GSFC Research Activities for the Global Ocean Carbon Cycle: A Prospectus for the 21st Century

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    Gregg, W. W.; Behrenfield, M. J.; Hoge, F. E.; Esaias, W. E.; Huang, N. E.; Long, S. R.; McClain, C. R.

    2000-01-01

    There are increasing concerns that anthropogenic inputs of carbon dioxide into the Earth system have the potential for climate change. In response to these concerns, the GSFC Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes has formed the Ocean Carbon Science Team (OCST) to contribute to greater understanding of the global ocean carbon cycle. The overall goals of the OCST are to: 1) detect changes in biological components of the ocean carbon cycle through remote sensing of biooptical properties, 2) refine understanding of ocean carbon uptake and sequestration through application of basic research results, new satellite algorithms, and improved model parameterizations, 3) develop and implement new sensors providing critical missing environmental information related to the oceanic carbon cycle and the flux of CO2 across the air-sea interface. The specific objectives of the OCST are to: 1) establish a 20-year time series of ocean color, 2) develop new remote sensing technologies, 3) validate ocean remote sensing observations, 4) conduct ocean carbon cycle scientific investigations directly related to remote sensing data, emphasizing physiological, empirical and coupled physical/biological models, satellite algorithm development and improvement, and analysis of satellite data sets. These research and mission objectives are intended to improve our understanding of global ocean carbon cycling and contribute to national goals by maximizing the use of remote sensing data.

  15. Factors Affecting College-Going Rates in California: A Study Prospectus. Working Paper WP/06-09

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    California Postsecondary Education Commission, 2006

    2006-01-01

    This working paper announces a report proposed by the California Postsecondary Education Commission to conduct a further statistical study on the factors affecting college-going rates in California. These factors would include school demographics, neighborhood characteristics, and regional labor market forces. Such a study could reveal insights…

  16. 17 CFR 229.503 - (Item 503) Prospectus summary, risk factors, and ratio of earnings to fixed charges.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... ratio of earnings to fixed charges. The registrant must furnish this information in plain English. See... you do not caption it as a summary, you still must provide that information in plain English... clear, plain language. (b) Address and telephone number. Include, either on the cover page or in...

  17. At the membrane frontier: A prospectus on the remarkable evolutionary conservation of polyprenols and polyprenyl-phosphates

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    Hartley, Meredith D.; Imperiali, Barbara

    2011-01-01

    Long-chain polyprenols and polyprenyl-phosphates are ubiquitous and essential components of cellular membranes throughout all domains of life. Polyprenyl-phosphates, which include undecaprenyl-phosphate in bacteria and the dolichyl-phosphates in archaea and eukaryotes, serve as specific membrane-bound carriers in glycan biosynthetic pathways responsible for the production of cellular structures such as N-linked protein glycans and bacterial peptidoglycan. Polyprenyl-phosphates are the only form of polyprenols with a biochemically-defined role; however, unmodified or esterified polyprenols often comprise significant percentages of the cellular polyprenol pool. The strong evolutionary conservation of unmodified polyprenols as membrane constituents and polyprenyl-phosphates as preferred glycan carriers in biosynthetic pathways is poorly understood. This review surveys the available research to explore why unmodified polyprenols have been conserved in evolution and why polyprenyl-phosphates are universally and specifically utilized for membrane-bound glycan assembly. PMID:22093697

  18. Development of Communication Behaviour: Receiver Ontogeny in Túngara Frogs and a Prospectus for a Behavioural Evolutionary Development

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    Baugh, Alexander T.; Hoke, Kim L.; Ryan, Michael J.

    2012-01-01

    Most studies addressing the development of animal communication have focused on signal production rather than receiver decoding, and similar emphasis has been given to learning over nonlearning. But receivers are an integral part of a communication network, and nonlearned mechanisms appear to be more ubiquitous than learned ones in the communication systems of most animals. Here we review the results of recent experiments and outline future directions for integrative studies on the development of a primarily nonlearned behaviour—recognition of communication signals during ontogeny in a tropical frog. The results suggest that antecedents to adult behaviours might be a common feature of developing organisms. Given the essential role that acoustic communication serves in reproduction for many organisms and that receivers can exert strong influence on the evolution of signals, understanding the evolutionary developmental basis of mate recognition will provide new insights into the evolution of communication systems. PMID:22649307

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    2010-04-01

    ... clear, plain language. (b) Address and telephone number. Include, either on the cover page or in the... paragraph (b)(12) of Item 601 of Regulation S-K (17 CFR 229.601(b)(12)). (e) Smaller reporting companies. A... ratio of earnings to fixed charges. The registrant must furnish this information in plain English....

  20. Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2011-12, Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2010-11, and 12-Month Enrollment: 2010-11. First Look (Provisional Data). NCES 2012-289rev

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    Knapp, Laura G.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.; Ginder, Scott A.

    2012-01-01

    The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects institution-level data from postsecondary institutions in the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia) and other U.S. jurisdictions (see appendix A for a list of other U.S. jurisdictions). This "First Look" presents findings from the provisional data of the…

  1. Physical characteristics and fish assemblage composition at site and mesohabitat scales over a range of streamflows in the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico, winter 2011-12, summer 2012

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    Braun, Christopher L.; Pearson, Daniel K.; Porter, Michael D.; Moring, J. Bruce

    2015-01-01

    Water-quality properties were only collected during summer 2012, when low-streamflow conditions existed and water-quality properties were thought to be potentially most limiting to aquatic life. Area-weighted mean water temperatures tended to be higher at the sites that were sampled in August 2012 (25.57 degrees Celsius [°C]) compared to June 2012 (24.61 °C). The highest area-weighted mean water temperature at a given site (29.03 °C) was measured at the Lemitar site on August 7, 2012, coincident with the lowest measured discharge (4.13 cubic feet per second [ft3/s]). Area-weighted mean dissolved oxygen concentrations tended to be lower in August (7.46 milligrams per liter [mg/L]) compared to June (8.33 mg/L). The highest area-weighted mean dissolved oxygen concentration (9.13 mg/L) was measured at the Lemitar site on August 7, 2012, and the lowest area-weighted mean dissolved oxygen concentration (6.23 mg/L) was measured at the Los Padillas site on August 10, 2012. Area-weighted specific conductance in the sites upstream from La Joya did not exceed 400 microsiemens per centimeter (μS/cm) at 25 °C, whereas the area-weighted mean specific conductance at La Joya (837 μs/cm at 25 °C), Rio Salado (857 μs/cm at 25 °C), and Lemitar (1,300 μs/cm at 25 °C) were all well above the average of the area-weighted means for the 10 remaining sites (433 μs/cm at 25 °C). Lower area-weighted mean pH values were measured at the 3 sites in and near Albuquerque (La Orilla, Barelas, and Los Padillas—7.98, 8.08, and 7.81, respectively) compared to any of the 10 remaining sites, which had an overall mean pH of 8.44.

  2. Tidal flow dynamics and background fluorescence of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in the vicinity of Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms, South Carolina, 2011-12

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    Conrads, Paul A.; Journey, Celeste A.; Clark, Jimmy M.; Levesque, Victor A.

    2013-01-01

    To effectively plan site-specific studies to understand the connection between wastewater effluent and shellfish beds, data are needed concerning flow dynamics and background fluorescence in the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway near the effluent outfalls on Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms. Tidal flows were computed by the U.S. Geological Survey for three stations and longitudinal water-quality profiles were collected at high and low tide. Flows for the three U.S. Geological Survey stations, the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway by the Isle of Palms Marina, the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway by the Ben M. Sawyer Memorial Bridge at Sullivan’s Island, and Breach Inlet, were computed for the 53-day period from December 4, 2011, to January 26, 2012. The largest flows occurred at Breach Inlet and ranged from -58,600 cubic feet per second (ft3/s) toward the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway to 63,300 ft3/s toward the Atlantic Ocean. Of the two stations on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the Sullivan’s Island station had the larger flows and ranged from -6,360 ft3/s to the southwest (toward Charleston Harbor) to 8,930 ft3/s to the northeast. Computed tidal flow at the Isle of Palms station ranged from -3,460 ft3/s toward the southwest to 6,410 ft3/s toward the northeast. The synoptic water-quality study showed that the stations were well mixed vertically and horizontally. All fluorescence measurements (recorded as rhodamine concentration) were below the accuracy of the sensor and the background fluorescence would not likely interfere with a dye-tracer study.

  3. What Is the Price of College? Total, Net, and Out-of-Pocket Prices by Type of Institution in 2011-12. NCES 2015-165. Stats in Brief

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    Radwin, David; Wei, Christina Chang

    2015-01-01

    Americans believe in the value of a college education, but worry about its price. Recent surveys show large majorities affirming the importance of postsecondary education, but characterizing it as too expensive and sometimes financially out of reach. This Statistics in Brief describes three measures of the price of undergraduate education in the…

  4. Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2011-12, Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2010-11, and 12-Month Enrollment--2010-11. First Look (Preliminary Data). NCES 2012-289

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    Knapp, Laura G.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.; Ginder, Scott A.

    2012-01-01

    The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects institution-level data from postsecondary institutions in the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia) and other U.S. jurisdictions (see appendix A for a list of other U.S. jurisdictions). This "First Look" presents findings from the preliminary data of the IPEDS…

  5. About Neurointerventions

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    ... Meeting July 25 - 28, 2016 Westin Copley Place Hotel Boston, Massachusetts Registration Brochure Exhibitor Prospectus SNIS/Joint ... Course July 28 - 29, 2016 Westin Copley Place Hotel Boston, Massachusetts Registration Brochure Exhibitor Prospectus > More Information ...

  6. Intradiscal injection of triamcinolone hexacetonide for acute, subacute, and chronic sciatica. Results at 3 months an open-prospectus study of 30 cases and review of the literature.

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    Bertin, P; Rochet, N; Arnaud, M; Treves, R; Desproges Gotteron, R; Charissoux, J L

    1990-09-01

    The authors report an open study of 30 cases of intradiscal injection of triamcinolone hexacetonide in the treatment of sciatica. The patients were monitored at months 1 and 3. The results were judged to be good in 36.6% of the cases, moderate in 36.6% and poor in 26.7% of the cases. Two adverse effects were reported: 1 case of reversible urinary retention and 1 case of deficiency of the dorsiflexor muscles of the foot. The good results reported in previous series were only found in this study when the indications were restricted to certain favourable prognostic factors: duration of sciatica less than 6 months and CAT-scan appearance of discal hernia. This technique has the advantage of being simple, economical and nonallergic. On the basis of the encouraging results of the initial series, this technique should be considered as an interesting therapeutic alternative in sciatica. Larger series and double-blind studies, however, are necessary to confirm the initial results. PMID:2261736

  7. Improving Developmental Mathematics Education in Community Colleges: A Prospectus and Early Progress Report on the Statway Initiative. An NCPR Working Paper

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    Cullinane, Jenna; Treisman, Philip Uri

    2010-01-01

    Developmental education has the mission of enabling underprepared students to acquire the capabilities necessary for college success. A growing number of research studies document its failure, however; specifically, approximately two thirds of community college students referred to a remedial mathematics sequence do not complete it. In response to…

  8. Hydrological Aspects of Weather Prediction and Flood Warnings: Report of the Ninth Prospectus Development Team of the U.S. Weather Research Program

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Droegemeier, K.K.; Smith, J.D.; Businger, S.; Doswell, C., III; Doyle, J.; Duffy, C.; Foufoula-Georgiou, E.; Graziano, T.; James, L.D.; Krajewski, V.; LeMone, M.; Lettenmaier, D.; Mass, C.; Pielke, R., Sr.; Ray, P.; Rutledge, S.; Schaake, J.; Zipser, E.

    2000-01-01

    Among the many natural disasters that disrupt human and industrial activity in the United States each year, including tornadoes, hurricanes, extreme temperatures, and lightning, floods are among the most devastating and rank second in the loss of life. Indeed, the societal impact of floods has increased during the past few years and shows no sign of abating. Although the scientific questions associated with flooding and its accurate prediction are many and complex, an unprecedented opportunity now exists - in light of new observational and computing systems and infrastructures, a much improved understanding of small-scale meteorological and hydrological processes, and the availability of sophisticated numerical models and data assimilation systems - to attack the flood forecasting problem in a comprehensive manner that will yield significant new scientific insights and corresponding practical benefits. The authors present herein a set of recommendations for advancing our understanding of floods via the creation of natural laboratories situated in a variety of local meteorological and hydrological settings. Emphasis is given to floods caused by convection and cold season events, fronts and extratropical cyclones, orographic forcing, and hurricanes and tropical cyclones following landfall. Although the particular research strategies applied within each laboratory setting will necessarily vary, all will share the following principal elements: (a) exploitation of those couplings important to flooding that exist between meteorological and hydrological processes and models; (b) innovative use of operational radars, research radars, satellites, and rain gauges to provide detailed spatial characterizations of precipitation fields and rates, along with the use of this information in hydrological models and for improving and validating microphysical algorithms in meteorological models; (c) comparisons of quantitative precipitation estimation algorithms from both research (especially multiparameter) and operational radars against gauge data as well as output produced by meso- and storm-scale models; (d) use of data from dense, temporary river gauge networks to trace the fate of rain from its starting location in small basins to the entire stream and river network; and (e) sensitivity testing in the design and implementation of separate as well as coupled meteorological and hydrologic models, the latter designed to better represent those nonlinear feedbacks between the atmosphere and land that are known to play an important role in runoff prediction. Vital to this effort will be the creation of effective and sustained linkages between the historically separate though scientifically related disciplines of meteorology and hydrology, as well as their observational infrastructures and research methodologies.

  9. People and the Arctic: A Prospectus for Research on the Human Dimensions of the Arctic System (HARC) for the National Science Foundation Arctic System Science Program.

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    Arctic Research Consortium of the United States, Fairbanks, AK.

    The U.S. Global Change Research Program was established in 1990 to develop scientific projections of anticipated impacts of the changing biosphere on humans and social systems. As part of this program, the National Science Foundation created the Arctic System Science Program (ARCSS). This document describes the ARCSS Human Dimensions of the Arctic…

  10. Meteorological Research Needs for Improved Air Quality Forecasting: Report of the 11th Prospectus Development Team of the U.S. Weather Research Program*.

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dabberdt, Walter F.; Carroll, Mary Anne; Baumgardner, Darrel; Carmichael, Gregory; Cohen, Ronald; Dye, Tim; Ellis, James; Grell, Georg; Grimmond, Sue; Hanna, Steven; Irwin, John; Lamb, Brian; Madronich, Sasha; McQueen, Jeff; Meagher, James; Odman, Talat; Pleim, Jonathan; Schmid, Hans Peter; Westphal, Douglas L.

    2004-04-01

    The U.S. Weather Research Program convenes expert working groups on a one-time basis to identify critical research needs in various problem areas. The most recent expert working group was charged to “identify and delineate critical meteorological research issues related to the prediction of air quality.” In this context, “prediction” is denoted as “forecasting” and includes the depiction and communication of the present chemical state of the atmosphere, extrapolation or nowcasting, and numerical prediction and chemical evolution on time scales up to several days. Emphasis is on the meteorological aspects of air quality.The problem of air quality forecasting is different in many ways from the problem of weather forecasting. The latter typically is focused on prediction of severe, adverse weather conditions, while the meteorology of adverse air quality conditions frequently is associated with benign weather. Boundary layer structure and wind direction are perhaps the two most poorly determined meteorological variables for regional air quality prediction. Meteorological observations are critical to effective air quality prediction, yet meteorological observing systems are designed to support prediction of severe weather, not the subtleties of adverse air quality. Three-dimensional meteorological and chemical observations and advanced data assimilation schemes are essential. In the same way, it is important to develop high-resolution and self-consistent databases for air quality modeling; these databases should include land use, vegetation, terrain elevation, and building morphology information, among others. New work in the area of chemically adaptive grids offers significant promise and should be pursued. The quantification and effective communication of forecast uncertainty are still in their early stages and are very important for decision makers; this also includes the visualization of air quality and meteorological observations and forecasts. Research is also needed to develop effective metrics for the evaluation and verification of air quality forecasts so that users can understand the strengths and weaknesses of various modeling schemes. Last, but not of least importance, is the need to consider the societal impacts of air quality forecasts and the needs that they impose on researchers to develop effective and useful products.(This is an abridged version of the final report of PDT-11. The complete version can be found at box.mmm.ucar.edu/uswrp/PDT/eleven/PDT11.pdf.

  11. Hydrological Aspects of Weather Prediction and Flood Warnings: Report of the Ninth Prospectus Development Team of the U.S. Weather Research Program.

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Droegemeier, K. K.; Smith, J. D.; Businger, S.; Doswell, C., III; Doyle, J.; Duffy, C.; Foufoula-Georgiou, E.; Graziano, T.; James, L. D.; Krajewski, V.; Lemone, M.; Lettenmaier, D.; Mass, C.; Pielke, R., Sr.; Ray, P.; Rutledge, S.; Schaake, J.; Zipser, E.

    2000-11-01

    Among the many natural disasters that disrupt human and industrial activity in the United States each year, including tornadoes, hurricanes, extreme temperatures, and lightning, floods are among the most devastating and rank second in the loss of life. Indeed, the societal impact of floods has increased during the past few years and shows no sign of abating. Although the scientific questions associated with flooding and its accurate prediction are many and complex, an unprecedented opportunity now exists-in light of new observational and computing systems and infrastructures, a much improved understanding of small-scale meteorological and hydrological processes, and the availability of sophisticated numerical models and data assimilation systems-to attack the flood forecasting problem in a comprehensive manner that will yield significant new scientific insights and corresponding practical benefits. The authors present herein a set of recommendations for advancing our understanding of floods via the creation of natural laboratories situated in a variety of local meteorological and hydrological settings. Emphasis is given to floods caused by convection and cold season events, fronts and extratropical cyclones, orographic forcing, and hurricanes and tropical cyclones following landfall. Although the particular research strategies applied within each laboratory setting will necessarily vary, all will share the following principal elements: (a) exploitation of those couplings important to flooding that exist between meteorological and hydrological processes and models; (b) innovative use of operational radars, research radars, satellites, and rain gauges to provide detailed spatial characterizations of precipitation fields and rates, along with the use of this information in hydrological models and for improving and validating microphysical algorithms in meteorological models; (c) comparisons of quantitative precipitation estimation algorithms from both research (especially multiparameter) and operational radars against gauge data as well as output produced by meso- and storm-scale models; (d) use of data from dense, temporary river gauge networks to trace the fate of rain from its starting location in small basins to the entire stream and river network; and (e) sensitivity testing in the design and implementation of separate as well as coupled meteorological and hydrologic models, the latter designed to better represent those nonlinear feedbacks between the atmosphere and land that are known to play an important role in runoff prediction. Vital to this effort will be the creation of effective and sustained linkages between the historically separate though scientifically related disciplines of meteorology and hydrology, as well as their observational infrastructures and research methodologies.

  12. A Prospectus for a Study of the Match between Degrees Awarded and California Labor Market Demand. Commission Report 08-21

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    California Postsecondary Education Commission, 2008

    2008-01-01

    There is a persistent concern over mismatches between the degrees awarded by universities and the needs of the job market. Although there are shortages of graduates in some fields, many university graduates have difficulty finding jobs that make good use of their education. This has been discussed in newspaper articles, in education and business…

  13. Tuition Futures in New York: A Bearish Prospectus. A Report by the New York State Senate Research Service Task Force on Critical Problems.

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    Russell, Barrett; And Others

    Tuition futures programs and alternative plans are considered that might be enacted in New York State. Tuition futures is a college finance technique that involves a guarantee of stable tuition rates in return for payment years in advance. After describing tuition increases nationwide and in New York State, information is provided on prepayment or…

  14. Advance and prospectus of seasonal prediction: assessment of the APCC/CliPAS 14-model ensemble retrospective seasonal prediction (1980-2004)

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    Wang, Bin; Lee, June-Yi; Kang, In-Sik; Shukla, J.; Park, C.-K.; Kumar, A.; Schemm, J.; Cocke, S.; Kug, J.-S.; Luo, J.-J.; Zhou, T.; Wang, B.; Fu, X.; Yun, W.-T.; Alves, O.; Jin, E. K.; Kinter, J.; Kirtman, B.; Krishnamurti, T.; Lau, N. C.; Lau, W.; Liu, P.; Pegion, P.; Rosati, T.; Schubert, S.; Stern, W.; Suarez, M.; Yamagata, T.

    2009-07-01

    We assessed current status of multi-model ensemble (MME) deterministic and probabilistic seasonal prediction based on 25-year (1980-2004) retrospective forecasts performed by 14 climate model systems (7 one-tier and 7 two-tier systems) that participate in the Climate Prediction and its Application to Society (CliPAS) project sponsored by the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation Climate Center (APCC). We also evaluated seven DEMETER models’ MME for the period of 1981-2001 for comparison. Based on the assessment, future direction for improvement of seasonal prediction is discussed. We found that two measures of probabilistic forecast skill, the Brier Skill Score (BSS) and Area under the Relative Operating Characteristic curve (AROC), display similar spatial patterns as those represented by temporal correlation coefficient (TCC) score of deterministic MME forecast. A TCC score of 0.6 corresponds approximately to a BSS of 0.1 and an AROC of 0.7 and beyond these critical threshold values, they are almost linearly correlated. The MME method is demonstrated to be a valuable approach for reducing errors and quantifying forecast uncertainty due to model formulation. The MME prediction skill is substantially better than the averaged skill of all individual models. For instance, the TCC score of CliPAS one-tier MME forecast of Niño 3.4 index at a 6-month lead initiated from 1 May is 0.77, which is significantly higher than the corresponding averaged skill of seven individual coupled models (0.63). The MME made by using 14 coupled models from both DEMETER and CliPAS shows an even higher TCC score of 0.87. Effectiveness of MME depends on the averaged skill of individual models and their mutual independency. For probabilistic forecast the CliPAS MME gains considerable skill from increased forecast reliability as the number of model being used increases; the forecast resolution also increases for 2 m temperature but slightly decreases for precipitation. Equatorial Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies are primary sources of atmospheric climate variability worldwide. The MME 1-month lead hindcast can predict, with high fidelity, the spatial-temporal structures of the first two leading empirical orthogonal modes of the equatorial SST anomalies for both boreal summer (JJA) and winter (DJF), which account for about 80-90% of the total variance. The major bias is a westward shift of SST anomaly between the dateline and 120°E, which may potentially degrade global teleconnection associated with it. The TCC score for SST predictions over the equatorial eastern Indian Ocean reaches about 0.68 with a 6-month lead forecast. However, the TCC score for Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) index drops below 0.40 at a 3-month lead for both the May and November initial conditions due to the prediction barriers across July, and January, respectively. The MME prediction skills are well correlated with the amplitude of Niño 3.4 SST variation. The forecasts for 2 m air temperature are better in El Niño years than in La Niña years. The precipitation and circulation are predicted better in ENSO-decaying JJA than in ENSO-developing JJA. There is virtually no skill in ENSO-neutral years. Continuing improvement of the one-tier climate model’s slow coupled dynamics in reproducing realistic amplitude, spatial patterns, and temporal evolution of ENSO cycle is a key for long-lead seasonal forecast. Forecast of monsoon precipitation remains a major challenge. The seasonal rainfall predictions over land and during local summer have little skill, especially over tropical Africa. The differences in forecast skills over land areas between the CliPAS and DEMETER MMEs indicate potentials for further improvement of prediction over land. There is an urgent need to assess impacts of land surface initialization on the skill of seasonal and monthly forecast using a multi-model framework.

  15. BOND ISSUE--WHAT SHALL WE DO. TECHNIQUES USED IN PROMOTING SCHOOL BOND ELECTIONS.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Texas Education Agency, Austin.

    THIS REPORT OUTLINES SUGGESTIONS FOR CONDUCTING SCHOOL BOND CAMPAIGNS. ONE OF THE FIRST STEPS AN ADMINISTRATOR SHOULD TAKE IS TO EVALUATE THE FACTORS IMPORTANT TO THE SELLING OF BONDS--STIMULATE INTEREST IN INVESTMENT DEALERS THEREBY INCREASING COMPETITION FOR BONDS, PREPARE A COMPLETE ACCURATE PROSPECTUS, CIRCULATE THE PROSPECTUS AMONG BOND…

  16. 17 CFR 287.4 - Preparation and filing of reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 3 (17 CFR 287.3) may be filed in the form of a prospectus to the extent that such prospectus contains the information specified in Schedule A (17 CFR 287.101). ... the English language. If any exhibit or other paper or document filed with the report is in a...

  17. 17 CFR 288.4 - Preparation and filing of reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 3 (17 CFR 288.3) may be filed in the form of prospectus to the extent that such prospectus contains the information specified in Schedule A (17 CFR 288.101). ... the English language. If any exhibit or other paper or document filed with the report is in a...

  18. 17 CFR 288.4 - Preparation and filing of reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... the English language. If any exhibit or other paper or document filed with the report is in a foreign language, it shall be accompanied by a translation into the English language. (d) Reports pursuant to Rule 3 (17 CFR 288.3) may be filed in the form of prospectus to the extent that such prospectus...

  19. 17 CFR 288.4 - Preparation and filing of reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... the English language. If any exhibit or other paper or document filed with the report is in a foreign language, it shall be accompanied by a translation into the English language. (d) Reports pursuant to Rule 3 (17 CFR 288.3) may be filed in the form of prospectus to the extent that such prospectus...

  20. 17 CFR 288.4 - Preparation and filing of reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... the English language. If any exhibit or other paper or document filed with the report is in a foreign language, it shall be accompanied by a translation into the English language. (d) Reports pursuant to Rule 3 (17 CFR 288.3) may be filed in the form of prospectus to the extent that such prospectus...

  1. 17 CFR 288.4 - Preparation and filing of reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... the English language. If any exhibit or other paper or document filed with the report is in a foreign language, it shall be accompanied by a translation into the English language. (d) Reports pursuant to Rule 3 (17 CFR 288.3) may be filed in the form of prospectus to the extent that such prospectus...

  2. 76 FR 15011 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-18

    ... information. Rule 482 advertisements are deemed to be ``prospectuses'' under Section 10(b) of the Securities... requirements regarding the disclosure that funds are required to provide in qualifying advertisements. These... prospectus. In addition, rule 482 advertisements that include performance data of open-end funds or...

  3. 13 CFR 108.610 - Required certifications for Loans and Investments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... securities purchased from an underwriter in a public offering, you may substitute a prospectus showing that... underwriter in a public offering, you may substitute a prospectus indicating the intended use of proceeds. (d) For each Low-Income Investment, a certification by the concern you are financing as to the basis...

  4. 13 CFR 108.610 - Required certifications for Loans and Investments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... securities purchased from an underwriter in a public offering, you may substitute a prospectus showing that... underwriter in a public offering, you may substitute a prospectus indicating the intended use of proceeds. (d) For each Low-Income Investment, a certification by the concern you are financing as to the basis...

  5. 13 CFR 108.610 - Required certifications for Loans and Investments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... securities purchased from an underwriter in a public offering, you may substitute a prospectus showing that... underwriter in a public offering, you may substitute a prospectus indicating the intended use of proceeds. (d) For each Low-Income Investment, a certification by the concern you are financing as to the basis...

  6. 13 CFR 108.610 - Required certifications for Loans and Investments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... securities purchased from an underwriter in a public offering, you may substitute a prospectus showing that... underwriter in a public offering, you may substitute a prospectus indicating the intended use of proceeds. (d) For each Low-Income Investment, a certification by the concern you are financing as to the basis...

  7. Master Plan for Facilities.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Glass, Thomas E.

    1998-01-01

    Contains a planning prospectus a consultant group might utilize in serving the planning needs of a medium size school district. Includes the types of tasks and data which need to be performed and analyzed for the effective completion of a facility planning effort. Planning prospectus content was obtained from Tuba City School District, Arizona's…

  8. 13 CFR 108.610 - Required certifications for Loans and Investments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... securities purchased from an underwriter in a public offering, you may substitute a prospectus showing that... underwriter in a public offering, you may substitute a prospectus indicating the intended use of proceeds. (d) For each Low-Income Investment, a certification by the concern you are financing as to the basis...

  9. Financing Postsecondary Education in California, 1985-2000. The Fourth in a Series of Background Papers for the Commission's Long-Range Planning Project. A Prospectus for California Postsecondary Education, 1985-2000. Commission Report 85-17.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.

    California's ability to support postsecondary education is explored, including economic projections and the ways colleges receive and spend funds. After a historical overview of the national and California economies, short- and long-term projections are offered concerning several indices of economic productivity, especially the Gross National…

  10. Synthesis

    SciTech Connect

    Schimel, David; Janetos, Anthony C.; Backlund, Peter; Hatfield, Jerry; Ryan, Mike; Archer, Steven; Lettenmaier, D. P.

    2008-05-01

    This section synthesizes information from those sectoral chapters in the book to address a series of questions that were posed by the CCSP agencies in the prospectus for this report and formulate a set of overaching conclusions.

  11. 17 CFR 229.1119 - (Item 1119) Affiliations and certain relationships and related transactions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 1933, SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 AND ENERGY POLICY AND CONSERVATION ACT OF 1975-REGULATION S-K... prospectus timely filed pursuant to § 230.424 of this chapter under the same Central Index Key (CIK) code...

  12. 75 FR 72751 - Voluntary Mergers of Federal Home Loan Banks

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-26

    .... 781(g). See 12 CFR part 998; 69 FR 38811 (June 29, 2004). Each Bank subsequently registered a class of... delivery of prospectus in interstate sale of securities, which does not apply to exempted securities)....

  13. 17 CFR 289.101 - Schedule A. Information required in reports pursuant to § 289.3.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... obligations. (b) An opinion of counsel, written in the English language, as to the legality of the obligations... agreements. (d) Each prospectus or other sales literature to be provided by the IFC or any of the...

  14. 17 CFR 289.101 - Schedule A. Information required in reports pursuant to § 289.3.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... obligations. (b) An opinion of counsel, written in the English language, as to the legality of the obligations... agreements. (d) Each prospectus or other sales literature to be provided by the IFC or any of the...

  15. 17 CFR 290.101 - Schedule A. Information required in reports pursuant to § 290.3.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... obligations. (b) An opinion of counsel, written in the English language, as to the legality of the obligations... agreements. (d) Any prospectus or other sales literature to be provided by the EBRD or any of the...

  16. 17 CFR 289.101 - Schedule A. Information required in reports pursuant to § 289.3.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... obligations. (b) An opinion of counsel, written in the English language, as to the legality of the obligations... agreements. (d) Each prospectus or other sales literature to be provided by the IFC or any of the...

  17. 17 CFR 289.101 - Schedule A. Information required in reports pursuant to § 289.3.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... obligations. (b) An opinion of counsel, written in the English language, as to the legality of the obligations... agreements. (d) Each prospectus or other sales literature to be provided by the IFC or any of the...

  18. 17 CFR 290.101 - Schedule A. Information required in reports pursuant to § 290.3.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... obligations. (b) An opinion of counsel, written in the English language, as to the legality of the obligations... agreements. (d) Any prospectus or other sales literature to be provided by the EBRD or any of the...

  19. 17 CFR 290.101 - Schedule A. Information required in reports pursuant to § 290.3.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... obligations. (b) An opinion of counsel, written in the English language, as to the legality of the obligations... agreements. (d) Any prospectus or other sales literature to be provided by the EBRD or any of the...

  20. 17 CFR 290.101 - Schedule A. Information required in reports pursuant to § 290.3.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... obligations. (b) An opinion of counsel, written in the English language, as to the legality of the obligations... agreements. (d) Any prospectus or other sales literature to be provided by the EBRD or any of the...

  1. 17 CFR 289.101 - Schedule A. Information required in reports pursuant to § 289.3.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... obligations. (b) An opinion of counsel, written in the English language, as to the legality of the obligations... agreements. (d) Each prospectus or other sales literature to be provided by the IFC or any of the...

  2. 17 CFR 290.101 - Schedule A. Information required in reports pursuant to § 290.3.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... obligations. (b) An opinion of counsel, written in the English language, as to the legality of the obligations... agreements. (d) Any prospectus or other sales literature to be provided by the EBRD or any of the...

  3. 77 FR 34414 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-11

    ... engage in direct marketing and therefore deliver their own prospectuses. The Commission estimates that... Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi Pavlik-Simon, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria,...

  4. 78 FR 12648 - Airworthiness Directives; Robinson Helicopter Company

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-02-25

    ..., 2011, we issued AD 2011-12-10, amendment 39-16717 (76 FR 35330, June 17, 2011) (AD 2011-12-10) for... typographical error in AD 2011-12-10 on March 5, 2012 (77 FR 12991). AD 2011-12-10 requires a pilot check of the..., Amendment 39-15314 (73 FR 397, January 3, 2008) (AD 2007-26-12) which requires a one-time visual...

  5. 77 FR 6114 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-07

    ....\\3\\ \\1\\ 12 CFR part 1002 (Reg. B) (76 FR 79442, Dec. 21, 2011); 12 CFR 1005 (Reg. E) (76 FR 81020, Dec. 27, 2011); 12 CFR part 1013 (Reg. M) (76 FR 78500, Dec. 19, 2011); 12 CFR part 1026 (Reg. Z) (76 FR 79768, Dec. 22, 2011). \\2\\ Generally, these are dealers ``predominantly engaged in the sale...

  6. The Schools We've Got, The Schools We Need. Guide for Participants.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.

    This document presents a "Prospectus" in the schools of the 1990s by distinguished educators. These papers were commissioned to provide insight into the demands to be faced by educators in the 1990s and to spur dialogue and exchange among them. The monograph serves as a project resource in the current American Association of Colleges for Teacher…

  7. The Camera as the "Eye of the Mind." A Pilot Project for Visual Literacy and the Teaching of English as a Second Language to Disadvantaged Spanish Speaking Migrant Children.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Heffernan-Cabrera, Patricia

    This document is a prospectus for a pilot project being developed by Teacher Corps Rural-Migrant, University of Southern California, in cooperation with the Cutler-Orosi Unified School District in Tulare County, California. The project aims to "utilize visual literacy to teach English as a second language and to develop other communication skills…

  8. [New documentation on the Robert baby bottle].

    PubMed

    Julien, P

    1996-01-01

    The author makes known about a dozen unpublished documents (puzzle-cards, invoice, advertisements, post card, stamped tin signs printed in colors, catalogue, prospectuses) which shed light on the history of the manufacture Robert baby bottles (located successively in Dijon, Paris and in Martres-de-Veyre) and on the practice of bottle feeding. PMID:11624777

  9. Classing Schools

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McCandless, Trevor

    2015-01-01

    School prospectuses and promotional videos appeal to parents by presenting idealised images of the education a school provides. These educational idealisations visually realise the form of discipline a school is expected to provide, depending on the social habitus of the parents. This paper presents a content analysis of the images used in 33 sets…

  10. The Boundlessness of Performativity in Elite Australian Schools

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Meadmore, Daphne; Meadmore, Peter

    2004-01-01

    This paper examines how prominent private schools in Australia are performing in a market context according to the tenets of performativity. From a discourse analysis of promotional materials that include prospectuses, advertisements, and school publications, it considers the "value-addedness" that these schools purport to offer. In this regard,…

  11. 36 CFR 51.104 - Have information collection procedures been followed?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Have information collection..., DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CONCESSION CONTRACTS Information Collection § 51.104 Have information collection... concession prospectuses contained in this part have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget...

  12. 36 CFR 51.104 - Have information collection procedures been followed?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Have information collection..., DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CONCESSION CONTRACTS Information Collection § 51.104 Have information collection... concession prospectuses contained in this part have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget...

  13. 36 CFR 51.104 - Have information collection procedures been followed?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Have information collection..., DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CONCESSION CONTRACTS Information Collection § 51.104 Have information collection... concession prospectuses contained in this part have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget...

  14. 36 CFR 51.104 - Have information collection procedures been followed?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Have information collection..., DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CONCESSION CONTRACTS Information Collection § 51.104 Have information collection... concession prospectuses contained in this part have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget...

  15. 36 CFR 51.104 - Have information collection procedures been followed?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Have information collection..., DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CONCESSION CONTRACTS Information Collection § 51.104 Have information collection... concession prospectuses contained in this part have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget...

  16. "Rule of Thumb Methods No Longer Suffice": Development of British Coal Industry Education and Training 1900-circa 1970 and Lessons for Present-Day Education Policy-Makers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Walker, Martyn A.

    2015-01-01

    This paper traces the origins and development of coal mining education and training in Britain from 1900 to the 1970s, by which time the coal industry had substantially declined. It looks at the progress from working-class self-help to national policy in support of education and training. The research makes use of college prospectuses and…

  17. 17 CFR 230.163 - Exemption from section 5(c) of the Act for certain communications by or on behalf of well-known...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... communication that is an offer made in reliance on this exemption will be a free writing prospectus as defined...) of the Act provided in this section for such written communication that is an offer shall be...) Every written communication that is an offer made in reliance on this exemption shall...

  18. 17 CFR 230.163 - Exemption from section 5(c) of the Act for certain communications by or on behalf of well-known...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... communication that is an offer made in reliance on this exemption will be a free writing prospectus as defined...) of the Act provided in this section for such written communication that is an offer shall be...) Every written communication that is an offer made in reliance on this exemption shall...

  19. 17 CFR 230.163 - Exemption from section 5(c) of the Act for certain communications by or on behalf of well-known...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... communication that is an offer made in reliance on this exemption will be a free writing prospectus as defined...) of the Act provided in this section for such written communication that is an offer shall be...) Every written communication that is an offer made in reliance on this exemption shall...

  20. 5 CFR 2640.201 - Exemptions for interests in mutual funds, unit investment trusts, and employee benefit plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... in several mutual funds whose portfolios contain stock in a small computer company. Each mutual fund prospectus describes the fund as a “management company,” but does not characterize the fund as having a... computer company. Example 2 to paragraph (a): A nonsupervisory employee of the Department of Energy...

  1. Communication Methods for the Hearing Impaired.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    World Federation of the Deaf, Rome (Italy).

    Communication methods for the hearing impaired are discussed in 12 conference papers. Papers from the United States are "Adjustment through Oralism" by G. Fellendorf, "Prospectus of Patterning" (a method of teaching speech to deaf children) by M.S. Buckler, and "Visual Monitoring of Speech by the Deaf" by W. Pronovost. Papers from the U.S.S.R.,…

  2. 17 CFR 230.160 - Registered investment company exemption from Section 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... exemption from Section 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. 230.160...(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. A prospectus for an... 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act....

  3. 17 CFR 230.160 - Registered investment company exemption from Section 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... exemption from Section 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. 230.160...(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. A prospectus for an... 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act....

  4. 17 CFR 230.160 - Registered investment company exemption from Section 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... exemption from Section 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. 230.160...(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. A prospectus for an... 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act....

  5. 77 FR 16857 - Notice of Continuation of Visitor Services

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-22

    ... National Park Service Notice of Continuation of Visitor Services AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior... National Park Service hereby gives notice that it has continued visitor services for a period not-to-exceed... solicitation of a prospectus for a new authorization, the National Park Service authorizes continuation...

  6. 36 CFR 51.30 - What must a preferred offeror do before it may exercise a right of preference?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... do before it may exercise a right of preference? 51.30 Section 51.30 Parks, Forests, and Public... New Concession Contract § 51.30 What must a preferred offeror do before it may exercise a right of... prospectus for a qualified concession contract if the preferred offeror wishes to exercise a right...

  7. 36 CFR 51.30 - What must a preferred offeror do before it may exercise a right of preference?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... do before it may exercise a right of preference? 51.30 Section 51.30 Parks, Forests, and Public... New Concession Contract § 51.30 What must a preferred offeror do before it may exercise a right of... prospectus for a qualified concession contract if the preferred offeror wishes to exercise a right...

  8. 36 CFR 51.30 - What must a preferred offeror do before it may exercise a right of preference?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... do before it may exercise a right of preference? 51.30 Section 51.30 Parks, Forests, and Public... New Concession Contract § 51.30 What must a preferred offeror do before it may exercise a right of... prospectus for a qualified concession contract if the preferred offeror wishes to exercise a right...

  9. 36 CFR 51.30 - What must a preferred offeror do before it may exercise a right of preference?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... do before it may exercise a right of preference? 51.30 Section 51.30 Parks, Forests, and Public... New Concession Contract § 51.30 What must a preferred offeror do before it may exercise a right of... prospectus for a qualified concession contract if the preferred offeror wishes to exercise a right...

  10. 77 FR 71743 - List of Rules To Be Reviewed Pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-12-04

    ...), 46 FR 19251 (Mar. 30, 1981). List of Rules To Be Reviewed Title: Role of Independent Directors of... audit committee composed solely of independent directors that oversees the fund's accounting and... Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is not a prospectus and is not subject to civil liability under Section...

  11. Picturing Natural Girlhoods: Nature, Space and Femininity in Girls' School Promotions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wardman, Natasha; Gottschall, Kristina; Drew, Christopher; Hutchesson, Rachael; Saltmarsh, Sue

    2013-01-01

    This paper furthers a discussion about the ways in which idealised versions of gender permeate the aesthetic presentation and impression management strategies of elite private schools. Specifically, we consider how the written text, layout and images used in 12 Australian private girls school prospectuses function in constructing discourses of…

  12. 36 CFR 51.3 - How are terms defined in this part?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... determines is eligible to exercise a right of preference to the award of a qualified concession contract in... determines to be a qualified concession contract for right of preference purposes. A qualified person is an... as having provided the information required by the prospectus. A right of preference is...

  13. 36 CFR 51.3 - How are terms defined in this part?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... determines is eligible to exercise a right of preference to the award of a qualified concession contract in... determines to be a qualified concession contract for right of preference purposes. A qualified person is an... as having provided the information required by the prospectus. A right of preference is...

  14. 17 CFR 200.80a - Appendix A-Documentary materials available to the public.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... offered for public sale, filed under Regulation C (17 CFR 230.400 et seq.) 6 Prospectuses (selling... (Regulation B) (17 CFR 230.300 et seq.) 3(b) Offering sheets for oil or gas rights and royalties under Regulation B for exemption from registration provisions (17 CFR 230.300 et seq.) 3(b) Notifications...

  15. 17 CFR 200.80a - Appendix A-Documentary materials available to the public.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... offered for public sale, filed under Regulation C (17 CFR 230.400 et seq.) 6 Prospectuses (selling... (Regulation B) (17 CFR 230.300 et seq.) 3(b) Offering sheets for oil or gas rights and royalties under Regulation B for exemption from registration provisions (17 CFR 230.300 et seq.) 3(b) Notifications...

  16. Re-Visioning Disability and Dyslexia down the Camera Lens: Interpretations of Representations on UK University Websites and in a UK Government Guidance Paper

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Collinson, Craig; Dunne, Linda; Woolhouse, Clare

    2012-01-01

    The focus of this article is to consider visual portrayals and representations of disability. The images selected for analysis came from online university prospectuses as well as a governmental guidance framework on the tuition of dyslexic students. Greater understanding, human rights and cultural change have been characteristic of much UK…

  17. To Market, to Market: An Historic Account of How Schools Have Marketed Themselves over the Past 150 Years

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hooper, Carole

    2011-01-01

    This article provides an historical account of how fee-charging Victorian schools have marketed themselves over the past 150 years (via the use of advertisements, brochures, and prospectuses) in order to promote those aspects of schooling believed to be of most importance to potential customers (parents). While some of the features--most notably…

  18. The Statewide Plan for Computing Resources in Illinois Higher Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nyman, David F.; And Others

    The statewide plan for computing resources in Illinois higher education is presented in this document. Chapter 1 discusses the history of this plan encompassing the board of higher education involvement, State Government planning, legislative actions, plan development, and a prospectus. Chapter 2 presents the procedure used to produce this report.…

  19. 17 CFR 248.9 - Delivering privacy and opt out notices.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... you deliver the notice with or in a stockholder or shareholder report under the conditions in 17 CFR 270.30d-1(f) or 17 CFR 270.30d-2(b), or with or in a prospectus under the conditions in 17 CFR 230.154... customer uses your web site to access financial products and services electronically and agrees to...

  20. 75 FR 80296 - Extension of Filing Accommodation for Static Pool Information in Filings With Respect to Asset...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-12-22

    ... a prospectus of an asset-backed issuer to be provided on an Internet Web site under certain... flexibility for ABS issuers to provide static pool information on an Internet Web site rather than as part of... Internet Web site under the conditions set forth in the rule.\\10\\ We recognized at the time that a...

  1. 17 CFR 230.160 - Registered investment company exemption from Section 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... exemption from Section 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. 230.160...(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. A prospectus for an... 101(c)(1) of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act....

  2. SUSTAINABLE YEAR-ROUND FOOD PRODUCTION IN COLD CLIMATES

    EPA Science Inventory

    The output of the Phase II investigation will include the operating pilot plant system to prove the CEHRF concept; an investor ready prospectus that can be presented to future investors; a detailed engineering design consisting of: layout view, rack design, and structural ana...

  3. 17 CFR 230.902 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... period of time. (b) Designated offshore securities market. “Designated offshore securities market” means... considered in determining whether to designate an offshore securities market, among others, include: (i... summary form on prospectus cover pages and in advertisements. (h) Offshore transaction. (1) An offer...

  4. 17 CFR 230.902 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... period of time. (b) Designated offshore securities market. “Designated offshore securities market” means... considered in determining whether to designate an offshore securities market, among others, include: (i... summary form on prospectus cover pages and in advertisements. (h) Offshore transaction. (1) An offer...

  5. 17 CFR 230.902 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... period of time. (b) Designated offshore securities market. “Designated offshore securities market” means... considered in determining whether to designate an offshore securities market, among others, include: (i... summary form on prospectus cover pages and in advertisements. (h) Offshore transaction. (1) An offer...

  6. 17 CFR 230.902 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... period of time. (b) Designated offshore securities market. “Designated offshore securities market” means... considered in determining whether to designate an offshore securities market, among others, include: (i... summary form on prospectus cover pages and in advertisements. (h) Offshore transaction. (1) An offer...

  7. Teaching English in a Nuclear Age.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Davis, Ken, Ed.

    1985-01-01

    Various aspects of teaching English in a nuclear age is the focus of the 13 articles in this journal. Titles of the articles are as follows: (1) "The Future? Educating about the Nuclear Arms Race"; (2) "Nuclear Arms in a University English Class"; (3) "Prospectus for a Course on War, Peace, and Apocalypse in Western Thought and Literature"; (4)…

  8. 17 CFR 240.14d-4 - Dissemination of tender offers to security holders.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... newspaper or newspapers of a summary advertisement of the tender offer; and (ii) Mails by first class mail... holder who requests such tender offer materials pursuant to the summary advertisement or otherwise. (3... registering the securities to be offered must have become effective and only a prospectus that meets...

  9. 17 CFR 287.4 - Preparation and filing of reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... the English language. If any exhibit or other paper or document filed with the report is in a foreign language, it shall be accompanied by a translation into the English language. (d) Reports pursuant to Rule 3 (17 CFR 287.3) may be filed in the form of a prospectus to the extent that such...

  10. 17 CFR 287.4 - Preparation and filing of reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... the English language. If any exhibit or other paper or document filed with the report is in a foreign language, it shall be accompanied by a translation into the English language. (d) Reports pursuant to Rule 3 (17 CFR 287.3) may be filed in the form of a prospectus to the extent that such...

  11. 17 CFR 287.4 - Preparation and filing of reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... the English language. If any exhibit or other paper or document filed with the report is in a foreign language, it shall be accompanied by a translation into the English language. (d) Reports pursuant to Rule 3 (17 CFR 287.3) may be filed in the form of a prospectus to the extent that such...

  12. 17 CFR 290.4 - Preparation and filing of reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    .... (c) The report shall be in the English language. If any exhibit or other paper or document filed with the report is in a foreign language, it shall be accompanied by a translation into the English language. (d) Reports pursuant to § 290.3 may be filed in the form of a prospectus to the extent that...

  13. 17 CFR 290.4 - Preparation and filing of reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    .... (c) The report shall be in the English language. If any exhibit or other paper or document filed with the report is in a foreign language, it shall be accompanied by a translation into the English language. (d) Reports pursuant to § 290.3 may be filed in the form of a prospectus to the extent that...

  14. 17 CFR 290.4 - Preparation and filing of reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    .... (c) The report shall be in the English language. If any exhibit or other paper or document filed with the report is in a foreign language, it shall be accompanied by a translation into the English language. (d) Reports pursuant to § 290.3 may be filed in the form of a prospectus to the extent that...

  15. 17 CFR 290.4 - Preparation and filing of reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    .... (c) The report shall be in the English language. If any exhibit or other paper or document filed with the report is in a foreign language, it shall be accompanied by a translation into the English language. (d) Reports pursuant to § 290.3 may be filed in the form of a prospectus to the extent that...

  16. 17 CFR 287.4 - Preparation and filing of reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... the English language. If any exhibit or other paper or document filed with the report is in a foreign language, it shall be accompanied by a translation into the English language. (d) Reports pursuant to Rule 3 (17 CFR 287.3) may be filed in the form of a prospectus to the extent that such...

  17. 78 FR 35325 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Prohibited...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-06-12

    ... (SEC) disclosure provisions for mutual funds, including the Summary Prospectus Rule. See 74 FR 4546... related notice published in the Federal Register on February 14, 2013 (78 FR 10638). This information... free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// ]...

  18. 36 CFR 51.17 - What are the selection factors?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... factors? 51.17 Section 51.17 Parks, Forests, and Public Property NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CONCESSION CONTRACTS Solicitation, Selection and Award Procedures § 51.17 What are the selection... area; (2) The responsiveness of the proposal to the objectives, as described in the prospectus,...

  19. The Imperative Educational Network: Parents, Teachers, and Concerned Individuals. Volume 4. Proceedings of the Imperative Educational Network Conference (Athens, Georgia, 1992).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tomlinson, Louise M., Ed.

    This conference sought to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on how parents, teachers, and other concerned individuals can contribute to strengthening the educational support system, and sought to generate practical information on strategies to improve achievement levels of youth. A conference program prospectus by Louise M. Tomlinson…

  20. 17 CFR 229.504 - (Item 504) Use of proceeds.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... Regulation S-X (17 CFR 210.01 through 210.12-29), including Rule 8-05 for smaller reporting companies, to be... AND CONSERVATION ACT OF 1975-REGULATION S-K Registration Statement and Prospectus Provisions § 229.504... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false (Item 504) Use of...

  1. 17 CFR 287.101 - Schedule A-Information required in reports pursuant to § 287.3.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... report pursuant to Rule 3 (17 CFR 287.3) with respect to a proposed distribution of primary obligations... evidenced by the obligations. (b) Copies of an opinion of counsel, in the English language, as to the... be a party, except selling group agreements. (d) Copies of any prospectus or other sales...

  2. 17 CFR 287.101 - Schedule A-Information required in reports pursuant to § 287.3.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... report pursuant to Rule 3 (17 CFR 287.3) with respect to a proposed distribution of primary obligations... evidenced by the obligations. (b) Copies of an opinion of counsel, in the English language, as to the... be a party, except selling group agreements. (d) Copies of any prospectus or other sales...

  3. 17 CFR 287.101 - Schedule A-Information required in reports pursuant to § 287.3.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... report pursuant to Rule 3 (17 CFR 287.3) with respect to a proposed distribution of primary obligations... evidenced by the obligations. (b) Copies of an opinion of counsel, in the English language, as to the... be a party, except selling group agreements. (d) Copies of any prospectus or other sales...

  4. 17 CFR 287.101 - Schedule A-Information required in reports pursuant to § 287.3.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... report pursuant to Rule 3 (17 CFR 287.3) with respect to a proposed distribution of primary obligations... evidenced by the obligations. (b) Copies of an opinion of counsel, in the English language, as to the... be a party, except selling group agreements. (d) Copies of any prospectus or other sales...

  5. 17 CFR 287.101 - Schedule A-Information required in reports pursuant to § 287.3.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... report pursuant to Rule 3 (17 CFR 287.3) with respect to a proposed distribution of primary obligations... evidenced by the obligations. (b) Copies of an opinion of counsel, in the English language, as to the... be a party, except selling group agreements. (d) Copies of any prospectus or other sales...

  6. 17 CFR 288.101 - Schedule A. Information required in reports pursuant to § 288.3.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... report pursuant to Rule 3 (17 CFR 288.3) with respect to a proposed distribution of primary obligations... evidenced by the obligations. (b) Copies of an opinion of counsel, in the English language, as to the... be a party, except selling group agreements. (d) Copies of any prospectus or other sales...

  7. 17 CFR 288.101 - Schedule A. Information required in reports pursuant to § 288.3.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... report pursuant to Rule 3 (17 CFR 288.3) with respect to a proposed distribution of primary obligations... evidenced by the obligations. (b) Copies of an opinion of counsel, in the English language, as to the... be a party, except selling group agreements. (d) Copies of any prospectus or other sales...

  8. 17 CFR 288.101 - Schedule A. Information required in reports pursuant to § 288.3.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... report pursuant to Rule 3 (17 CFR 288.3) with respect to a proposed distribution of primary obligations... evidenced by the obligations. (b) Copies of an opinion of counsel, in the English language, as to the... be a party, except selling group agreements. (d) Copies of any prospectus or other sales...

  9. 17 CFR 288.101 - Schedule A. Information required in reports pursuant to § 288.3.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... report pursuant to Rule 3 (17 CFR 288.3) with respect to a proposed distribution of primary obligations... evidenced by the obligations. (b) Copies of an opinion of counsel, in the English language, as to the... be a party, except selling group agreements. (d) Copies of any prospectus or other sales...

  10. 17 CFR 288.101 - Schedule A. Information required in reports pursuant to § 288.3.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... report pursuant to Rule 3 (17 CFR 288.3) with respect to a proposed distribution of primary obligations... evidenced by the obligations. (b) Copies of an opinion of counsel, in the English language, as to the... be a party, except selling group agreements. (d) Copies of any prospectus or other sales...

  11. Remote sensing education for the Earth sciences: The University of Georgia experience

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Welch, R.

    1981-01-01

    A prospectus is presented of the following courses offered by the Department of Geography: (1) use and interpretation of aerial photographs; (2) advanced photogrammetry; (3) remote sensing of environment; (4) geographic information systems; and (5) directed problems in the remote sensing of the environment. In addition to the course content and objectives, the various equipments available for student training and use are listed.

  12. 76 FR 69307 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-08

    ... statutory prospectus (``sales literature''). Rule 34b-1 deems to be materially misleading any investment company (``fund'') sales literature required to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission... data, unless the sales literature also includes the appropriate uniformly computed data and the...

  13. 17 CFR 200.80a - Appendix A-Documentary materials available to the public.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... offered for public sale, filed under Regulation C (17 CFR 230.400 et seq.) 6 Prospectuses (selling... (17 CFR 230.400 et seq.) 14(c) Acquisitions, tender offers and solicitations. (17 CFR 240.14d-1 et seq... (Regulation B) (17 CFR 230.300 et seq.) 3(b) Offering sheets for oil or gas rights and royalties...

  14. 17 CFR 200.80a - Appendix A-Documentary materials available to the public.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... offered for public sale, filed under Regulation C (17 CFR 230.400 et seq.) 6 Prospectuses (selling... (17 CFR 230.400 et seq.) 14(c) Acquisitions, tender offers and solicitations. (17 CFR 240.14d-1 et seq... (Regulation B) (17 CFR 230.300 et seq.) 3(b) Offering sheets for oil or gas rights and royalties...

  15. 17 CFR 200.80a - Appendix A-Documentary materials available to the public.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... offered for public sale, filed under Regulation C (17 CFR 230.400 et seq.) 6 Prospectuses (selling... (17 CFR 230.400 et seq.) 14(c) Acquisitions, tender offers and solicitations. (17 CFR 240.14d-1 et seq... (Regulation B) (17 CFR 230.300 et seq.) 3(b) Offering sheets for oil or gas rights and royalties...

  16. 7 CFR 4290.610 - Required certifications for Loans and Investments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... INVESTMENT COMPANY (âRBICâ) PROGRAM Recordkeeping, Reporting, and Examination Requirements for RBICs... purchased from an underwriter in a public offering, you may substitute a prospectus showing that the concern... intended use of the proceeds. For securities purchased from an underwriter in a public offering, you...

  17. 13 CFR 107.610 - Required certifications for Loans and Investments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... SMALL BUSINESS INVESTMENT COMPANIES Recordkeeping, Reporting, and Examination Requirements for Licensees... public offering, you may substitute a prospectus showing that the concern is a Small Business. (b) SBA... use of the proceeds. For securities purchased from an underwriter in a public offering, you...

  18. 13 CFR 107.610 - Required certifications for Loans and Investments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... SMALL BUSINESS INVESTMENT COMPANIES Recordkeeping, Reporting, and Examination Requirements for Licensees... public offering, you may substitute a prospectus showing that the concern is a Small Business. (b) SBA... use of the proceeds. For securities purchased from an underwriter in a public offering, you...

  19. 13 CFR 107.610 - Required certifications for Loans and Investments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... SMALL BUSINESS INVESTMENT COMPANIES Recordkeeping, Reporting, and Examination Requirements for Licensees... in a public offering, you may substitute a prospectus showing that the concern is a Small Business... intended use of the proceeds. For securities purchased from an underwriter in a public offering, you...

  20. 13 CFR 107.610 - Required certifications for Loans and Investments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... SMALL BUSINESS INVESTMENT COMPANIES Recordkeeping, Reporting, and Examination Requirements for Licensees... in a public offering, you may substitute a prospectus showing that the concern is a Small Business... intended use of the proceeds. For securities purchased from an underwriter in a public offering, you...

  1. 7 CFR 4290.610 - Required certifications for Loans and Investments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... INVESTMENT COMPANY (âRBICâ) PROGRAM Recordkeeping, Reporting, and Examination Requirements for RBICs... concern is a Small Business Concern. For securities purchased from an underwriter in a public offering... purchased from an underwriter in a public offering, you may substitute a prospectus indicating the...

  2. 17 CFR 229.505 - (Item 505) Determination of offering price.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... offering price. 229.505 Section 229.505 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE... Prospectus Provisions § 229.505 (Item 505) Determination of offering price. (a) Common equity. Where common... the offering price of the common equity being registered and the market price of outstanding shares...

  3. 17 CFR 229.1103 - (Item 1103) Transaction summary and risk factors.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... summary and risk factors. 229.1103 Section 229.1103 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND... (Regulation AB) § 229.1103 (Item 1103) Transaction summary and risk factors. (a) Prospectus summary. In... be assigned. (b) Risk factors. In providing the information required by Item 503(c) of Regulation...

  4. 5 CFR 2640.201 - Exemptions for interests in mutual funds, unit investment trusts, and employee benefit plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... prospectus describes the fund as a “management company,” but does not characterize the fund as having a policy of concentrating its investments in any particular industry, business, single country (other than... assets of which are invested primarily in stocks chosen by an independent financial management firm....

  5. 5 CFR 2640.201 - Exemptions for interests in mutual funds, unit investment trusts, and employee benefit plans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... prospectus describes the fund as a “management company,” but does not characterize the fund as having a policy of concentrating its investments in any particular industry, business, single country (other than... assets of which are invested primarily in stocks chosen by an independent financial management firm....

  6. 13 CFR 107.610 - Required certifications for Loans and Investments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... SMALL BUSINESS INVESTMENT COMPANIES Recordkeeping, Reporting, and Examination Requirements for Licensees... in a public offering, you may substitute a prospectus showing that the concern is a Small Business... intended use of the proceeds. For securities purchased from an underwriter in a public offering, you...

  7. 17 CFR 229.902 - (Item 902) Individual partnership supplements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... partnership supplements. 229.902 Section 229.902 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE... 902) Individual partnership supplements. (a) If two or more entities are proposed to be included in... with the prospectus to investors in the partnership covered thereby, and shall include: (1) A...

  8. Report: National Conference on Cooperative Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.

    The conference report on cooperative vocational education contains four main sections. The first, background papers, contains three papers: Education in a Changing Society, Carl H. Madden; A Prospectus for Cooperative Vocational Education, William F. Pierce; and Critical Issues in Cooperative Vocational Education, Robert M. Worthington. The second…

  9. 24 CFR 811.107 - Financing documents and data.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Financing documents and data. 811... AMENDMENTS § 811.107 Financing documents and data. (a) The financing agency shall assure that any official statement or prospectus or other disclosure statement prepared in connection with the financing shall...

  10. The Imperative Educational Network: Parents, Teachers, and Concerned Individuals. Volume 2. Proceedings of the Imperative Educational Network Conference (Athens, Georgia, 1990).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tomlinson, Louise M., Ed.

    This conference was designed to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on how parents, teachers, and other concerned individuals can contribute to strengthening the educational support system, and to generate practical information on strategies to improve achievement levels of youth. The first article, titled "Conference Program Prospectus" by…

  11. 12 CFR 704.5 - Investments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a), or a collective investment fund maintained by a national bank under 12 CFR 9.18 or a mutual savings bank under 12 CFR 550.260, provided that the company or fund prospectus restricts... interests in one or more interest-only classes of a CMO (IO CMOs) or principal-only classes of a CMO...

  12. 12 CFR 704.5 - Investments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a), or a collective investment fund maintained by a national bank under 12 CFR 9.18 or a mutual savings bank under 12 CFR 550.260, provided that the company or fund prospectus restricts... interests in one or more interest-only classes of a CMO (IO CMOs) or principal-only classes of a CMO...

  13. 12 CFR 704.5 - Investments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a), or a collective investment fund maintained by a national bank under 12 CFR 9.18 or a mutual savings bank under 12 CFR 550.260, provided that the company or fund prospectus restricts... classes of a CMO (IO CMOs) or principal-only classes of a CMO (PO CMOs), but only if: (A) At the time...

  14. 12 CFR 704.5 - Investments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a), or a collective investment fund maintained by a national bank under 12 CFR 9.18 or a mutual savings bank under 12 CFR 550.260, provided that the company or fund prospectus restricts... interests in one or more interest-only classes of a CMO (IO CMOs) or principal-only classes of a CMO...

  15. 17 CFR 270.8b-16 - Amendments to registration statement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... on Form N-SAR, as prescribed by rule 30b1-1 (17 CFR 270.30b1-1), shall amend the registration... company's prospectus by Item 10.1.e of Form N-2 (17 CFR 274.11a-1); (2) Any material changes in the... shareholders; (4) Any material changes in the principal risk factors associated with investment in the...

  16. Development risks

    SciTech Connect

    Riedy, M.; Desai, S.

    1996-04-01

    Risks associated with hydropower production development in India are discussed in this article. A project prospectus for the development of India`s estimated 84,044 MW(e) hydropower potential is given which accounts for environmental and regulatory concerns. Regulations issued by the Government of Industry regarding private investment in hydropower are outlined, and additional policies which are expected to be instituted are discussed.

  17. 17 CFR 270.8b-16 - Amendments to registration statement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... on Form N-SAR, as prescribed by rule 30b1-1 (17 CFR 270.30b1-1), shall amend the registration... company's prospectus by Item 10.1.e of Form N-2 (17 CFR 274.11a-1); (2) Any material changes in the... thereunder (17 CFR 270.31a-1 et seq.). (d) The changes required to be disclosed by paragraphs (b)(2)...

  18. 17 CFR 270.8b-16 - Amendments to registration statement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... on Form N-SAR, as prescribed by rule 30b1-1 (17 CFR 270.30b1-1), shall amend the registration... company's prospectus by Item 10.1.e of Form N-2 (17 CFR 274.11a-1); (2) Any material changes in the... thereunder (17 CFR 270.31a-1 et seq.). (d) The changes required to be disclosed by paragraphs (b)(2)...

  19. 17 CFR 270.8b-16 - Amendments to registration statement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... on Form N-SAR, as prescribed by rule 30b1-1 (17 CFR 270.30b1-1), shall amend the registration... company's prospectus by Item 10.1.e of Form N-2 (17 CFR 274.11a-1); (2) Any material changes in the... thereunder (17 CFR 270.31a-1 et seq.). (d) The changes required to be disclosed by paragraphs (b)(2)...

  20. 17 CFR 270.8b-16 - Amendments to registration statement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... on Form N-SAR, as prescribed by rule 30b1-1 (17 CFR 270.30b1-1), shall amend the registration... company's prospectus by Item 10.1.e of Form N-2 (17 CFR 274.11a-1); (2) Any material changes in the... thereunder (17 CFR 270.31a-1 et seq.). (d) The changes required to be disclosed by paragraphs (b)(2)...

  1. Design Considerations Of A Compton Camera For Low Energy Medical Imaging

    SciTech Connect

    Harkness, L. J.; Boston, A. J.; Boston, H. C.; Cresswell, J. R.; Grint, A. N.; Judson, D. S.; Nolan, P. J.; Oxley, D. C.; Lazarus, I.; Simpson, J.

    2009-12-02

    Development of a Compton camera for low energy medical imaging applications is underway. The ProSPECTus project aims to utilize position sensitive detectors to generate high quality images using electronic collimation. This method has the potential to significantly increase the imaging efficiency compared with mechanically collimated SPECT systems, a highly desirable improvement on clinical systems. Design considerations encompass the geometrical optimisation and evaluation of image quality from the system which is to be built and assessed.

  2. 17 CFR 248.9 - Delivering privacy and opt out notices.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... you deliver the notice with or in a stockholder or shareholder report under the conditions in 17 CFR 270.30d-1(f) or 17 CFR 270.30d-2(b), or with or in a prospectus under the conditions in 17 CFR 230.154... isolated transaction with the consumer, such as an ATM transaction, post the notice on the ATM screen...

  3. 17 CFR 248.9 - Delivering privacy and opt out notices.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... you deliver the notice with or in a stockholder or shareholder report under the conditions in 17 CFR 270.30d-1(f) or 17 CFR 270.30d-2(b), or with or in a prospectus under the conditions in 17 CFR 230.154... isolated transaction with the consumer, such as an ATM transaction, post the notice on the ATM screen...

  4. 17 CFR 248.9 - Delivering privacy and opt out notices.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... you deliver the notice with or in a stockholder or shareholder report under the conditions in 17 CFR 270.30d-1(f) or 17 CFR 270.30d-2(b), or with or in a prospectus under the conditions in 17 CFR 230.154... isolated transaction with the consumer, such as an ATM transaction, post the notice on the ATM screen...

  5. 17 CFR 248.9 - Delivering privacy and opt out notices.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... you deliver the notice with or in a stockholder or shareholder report under the conditions in 17 CFR 270.30d-1(f) or 17 CFR 270.30d-2(b), or with or in a prospectus under the conditions in 17 CFR 230.154... isolated transaction with the consumer, such as an ATM transaction, post the notice on the ATM screen...

  6. 76 FR 49381 - Oranges and Grapefruit Grown in Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas; Increased Assessment Rate

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-10

    ... Mexican fruit fly trapping program, which is essential to the industry's well-being. Based on a decreased... Committee for the 2011-12 fiscal period include $479,000 for the Mexican fruit fly support, trapping, and... for the 2011-12 fiscal period include $479,000 for the Mexican Fruit Fly support, trapping, and...

  7. 76 FR 62605 - Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited Model DHC-3 (Otter) Airplanes With Supplemental Type...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-11

    ... . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Airworthiness Directive 2011-12-02, Amendment 39-16709 (76 FR 31800, June 2, 2011... 2, 2011, AD 2011-12-02; Amendment 39-16709 (76 FR 31800, June 2, 2011), is corrected as follows: On...-02; Amendment 39- 16709 (76 FR 31800, June 2, 2011), on page 31802, paragraphs (e) and (f)(2) of...

  8. 77 FR 2292 - Request for Nominations for Peer Reviewers for the Draft Research Report Entitled, “Investigation...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-17

    ... December 14, 2011 (see Federal Register Vol. 76, No. 240 at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-12-14/pdf/FR-2011-12-14.pdf ). This draft report is not final as described in EPA's Information Quality...-liquid exchange and solubility). --Conducting laboratory and/or field research on physical...

  9. A Descriptive Analysis of the Principal Workforce in Florida Schools. REL 2015-068

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Folsom, Jessica Sidler; Osborne-Lampkin, La'Tara; Herrington, Carolyn

    2015-01-01

    This report describes the results of a REL Southeast study using the Florida Department of Education staffing database to describe the demographic make-up, Florida Educator Certificate coverages, career paths from 2001/02 to 2011/12, and evaluation ratings of Florida's educational leaders (i.e., assistant principals and principals) in the 2011/12

  10. 75 FR 21102 - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Kennedy-Lugar Youth...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-22

    ... Components'' for the 2011-12 Academic Year Announcement Type: New Grant. Funding Opportunity Number: ECA/PE/C... alumni programs in support of an academic year or semester of study in the United States, incorporating... implementation for students participating in the YES Inbound program during the 2011-12 academic year....

  11. 77 FR 12991 - Airworthiness Directives; Robinson Helicopter Company Helicopters

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-05

    ...). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Airworthiness Directive 2011-12-10, Amendment 39-16717 (76 FR 35330, June 17, 2011.... That AD applies to Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson) Model R22, R22 Alpha, R22 Beta, R22...

  12. 75 FR 29517 - Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-05-26

    ... Routine Management Measures for 2011-12 F. Coastal Pelagic Species Management 1. Pacific Mackerel... interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Carolyn Porter at (503) 820-2280 at least 5...

  13. 77 FR 46014 - Main Hawaiian Islands Deep 7 Bottomfish Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures for 2012-13

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-02

    ... proposed specifications and fishery closure support the long-term sustainability of Hawaii bottomfish... long-term sustainability of Hawaii bottomfish. The 2011-12 fishing year started on September 1,...

  14. Outer planet entry probe system study. Volume 1: Summary

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1972-01-01

    General mission considerations and science prospectus, which are of a general nature that applies to several or all planetary applications, are presented. Five probe systems are defined: nominal Jupiter probe system, and Jupiter probe-dedicated alternative probe system, Jupiter spacecraft radiation-compatible alternative probe system, Saturn probe system, and Saturn probe applicability for Uranus. Parametric analysis is summarized for mission analysis of a general nature, and then for specific missions to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. The program is also discussed from the hardware availability viewpoint and the aspect of commonality.

  15. Space Station needs, attributes and architectural options. Volume 2, book 1, part 3: Manned Space Station relevance to commercial telecommunications satellites

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1983-01-01

    A document containing a forecast of satellite traffic and revelant technology trends to the year 2000 was prepared which includes those space station capabilities and characteristics that should be provided to make the station useful to commercial satellite owners. The document was circulated to key representative organizations within the commercial telecommunications satellite and related communities of interest, including spacecraft manufacturers, commercial satellite owners, communications carriers, networks and risk insurers. The prospectus document is presented as well as the transmittal letter and the mailing list of the people and companies that were asked to review it. Key commercial telecommunications comments are summarized the actual response letters from the industry are included.

  16. Program of Research in Aeronautics

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1981-01-01

    A prospectus of the educational and research opportunities available at the Joint Institute for Advancement of Flight Sciences, operated at NASA Langley Research Center in conjunction with George Washington University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is presented. Requirements of admission to various degree programs are given as well as the course offerings in the areas of acoustics, aeronautics, environmental modelling, materials science, and structures and dynamics. Research facilities for each field of study are described. Presentations and publications (including dissertations and theses) generated by each program are listed as well as faculty members visting scientists and engineers.

  17. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Variability of the PGa star HD 19400 (Hubrig+, 2014)

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    Hubrig, S.; Castelli, F.; Gonzalez, J. F.; Carroll, T. A.; Ilyin, I.; Schoeller, M.; Drake, N. A.; Korhonen, H.; Briquet, M.

    2014-07-01

    Table 3 contains line by line abundances of HD19400 from the ATLAS12 model with parameters Teff=13500K and logg=3.9. The spectropolarimetric observations of HD 19400 have been obtained with the HARPS instrument attached to ESO's 3.6m telescope at La Silla during 3 nights: 2011-12-15, 2011-12-16, and 2013-07-19. (2 data files).

  18. What are "ecogenomic sensors?" - a review and thoughts for the future

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    Scholin, C. A.

    2009-01-01

    The OceanSensors08 workshop held 31 March-4 April 2008 in Warnemünde, Germany, brought together an international group of marine scientists, sensor developers and technologists with a common interest in shaping the future of ocean sensing. In preparation for that meeting a series of review papers were commissioned, one of which was meant to cover Sensors for Ocean-omics. The "ocean-omics" topic was cast very broadly. The notion was to review use of genetic techniques for assessing presence and diversity of organisms, their genomic capacity and gene expression, and to provide a prospectus of how such methods could be applied in an autonomous capacity. I chose "ecogenomic sensor" as a descriptor to covey the essence of such a system - a device that integrates genetic level sensing with larger scale environmental characterization. But what exactly are ecogenomic sensors? A clear definition is lacking and conceptualizations of these devices far outweigh actual hardware that can be deployed in the ocean. This prospectus builds from that point. I advance a definition of "ecogenomic sensor" and outline the opportunities and challenges associated with developing such devices. Suggestions as to how this class of instrument may be further refined and applied are offered against the backdrop of the Autonomous Microbial Genosensor (AMG) and Environmental Sample Processor (ESP). Applications that center on detection of DNA and RNA are emphasized. The word "review" appears in the title at the request of the editors.

  19. Acetylcholinesterase Inhibition by Biofumigant (Coumaran) from Leaves of Lantana camara in Stored Grain and Household Insect Pests

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    Raghavendra, Anjanappa; Bakthavatsalam, Nandagopal

    2014-01-01

    Recent studies proved that the biofumigants could be an alternative to chemical fumigants against stored grain insect pests. For this reason, it is necessary to understand the mode of action of biofumigants. In the present study the prospectus of utilising Lantana camara as a potent fumigant insecticide is being discussed. Inhibition of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) by Coumaran, an active ingredient extracted from the plant L. camara, was studied. The biofumigant was used as an enzyme inhibitor and acetylthiocholine iodide as a substrate along with Ellman's reagent to carry out the reactions. The in vivo inhibition was observed in both dose dependent and time dependent in case of housefly, and the nervous tissue (ganglion) and the whole insect homogenate of stored grain insect exposed to Coumaran. The possible mode of action of Coumaran as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor is discussed. PMID:25025036

  20. Land use change and effects on water quality and ecosystem health in the Lake Tahoe basin, Nevada and California: year-1 progress

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    Forney, William; Raumann, Christian G.; Minor, T.B.; Smith, Jody L.; Vogel, John; Vitales, Robert

    2002-01-01

    As part of the requirements for the Geographic Research and Applications Prospectus grants, this Open-File Report is the second of two that resulted from the first year of the project. The first Open-File Report (OFR 01-418) introduced the project, reviewed the existing body of literature, and outlined the research approach. This document will present an update of the research approach and offer some preliminary results from multiple efforts, specifically, the production of historical digital orthophoto quadrangles, the development of the land use/land cover (LULC) classification system, the development of a temporal transportation layer, the classification of anthropogenic cover types from the IKONOS imagery, a preliminary evaluation of landscape ecology metrics (quantification of spatial and temporal patterns of ecosystem structure and function with appropriate indices) and their utility in comparing two LULC systems, and a new initiative in community-based science and facilitation.

  1. Quest for professionalism: a biography of the North American Medical and Surgical Journal (1826-31).

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    Shultz, S M

    2011-08-01

    This is the biography of a deceased medical journal, the North American Medical and Surgical Journal, born in 1826 in Philadelphia. It was a publication of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Kappa Lambda Society. In the prospectus of the North American Medical and Surgical Journal the promoters observed that a well-conducted journal would achieve the object of elevating the medical profession to its legitimate rank which up to that time had been the recipient of low public opinion. The Journal hoped to inculcate 'a higher standard of excellence not merely in the professional or ministrative but also in the ethical relations and duties of physicians'. After several successful and productive years it passed into history in October 1831, the victim of financial difficulty. PMID:21810854

  2. Health and Environmental Research. Summary of Accomplishments

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    1984-04-01

    This is a short account of a 40-year-old health and environmental research program performed in national laboratories, universities, and research institutes. Under the sponsorship of the federal agencies that were consecutively responsible for the national energy mission, this research program has contributed to the understanding of the human health and environmental effects of emergining energy technologies. In so doing, it has also evolved several nuclear techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of human ills. The form of this presentation is through examples of significant, tangible accomplishments in each of these areas at certain times to illustrate the role and impact of the research program. The narrative of this research program concludes with a perspective of its past and a prospectus on its future.

  3. A patient safety focused registered nurse transition to practice program.

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    Mellor, Peter; Greenhill, Jennene

    2013-12-21

    Abstract As undergraduate rural nursing students approach completion of their degree and become eligible for registration as a nurse they anticipate becoming part of a transition to practice program. Promises of clinical support, guidance and being welcomed into the profession are provided. Unfortunately the reality for new graduate registered nurses is often quite different. Promised clinical support does not eventuate and patient safety is often compromised. Graduate nurse transition programs need to have the physical and human resources to deliver the clinical support that was promised in their prospectus. This paper describes the nature of professional support experienced by participants of transition to practice programs. Three core elements are recommended to ensure patient safety. PMID:24359268

  4. Health and environmental research. Summary of accomplishments

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    Not Available

    1984-04-01

    This is a short account of a 40-year-old health and environmental research program performed in national laboratories, universities, and research institutes. Under the sponsorship of the federal agencies that were consecutively responsible for the national energy mission, this research program has contributed to the understanding of the human health and environmental effects of emergining energy technologies. In so doing, it has also evolved several nuclear techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of human ills. The form of this presentation is through examples of significant, tangible accomplishments in each of these areas at certain times to illustrate the role and impact of the research program. The narrative of this research program concludes with a perspective of its past and a prospectus on its future.

  5. Transcriptional targeting of tumor endothelial cells for gene therapy

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    Dong, Zhihong; Nör, Jacques E.

    2009-01-01

    It is well known that angiogenesis plays a critical role in the pathobiology of tumors. Recent clinical trials have shown that inhibition of angiogenesis can be an effective therapeutic strategy for patients with cancer. However, one of the outstanding issues in anti-angiogenic treatment for cancer is the development of toxicities related to off-target effects of drugs. Transcriptional targeting of tumor endothelial cells involves the use of specific promoters for selective expression of therapeutic genes in the endothelial cells lining the blood vessels of tumors. Recently, several genes that are expressed specifically in tumor-associated endothelial cells have been identified and characterized. These discoveries have enhanced the prospectus of transcriptionaly targeting tumor endothelial cells for cancer gene therapy. In this manuscript, we review the promoters, vectors, and therapeutic genes that have been used for transcriptional targeting of tumor endothelial cells, and discuss the prospects of such approaches for cancer gene therapy. PMID:19393703

  6. Electrochemically-modulated liquid chromatography (EMLC): Column design, retention processes, and applications

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    Ting, E.Y.

    1997-10-08

    This work describes the continued development of a new separation technique, electrochemically-modulated liquid chromatography (EMLC), from column design, retention mechanisms to pharmaceutical applications. The introduction section provides a literature review of the technique as well as a brief overview of the research in each of the chapters. This section is followed by four chapters which investigate the issues of EMLC column design, the retention mechanism of monosubstituted aromatic compounds, and the EMLC-based applications to two important classes of pharmaceutical compounds (i.e., corticosteroids and benzodiazepines). These four sections have been removed to process separately for inclusion on the database. The dissertation concludes with a general summary, a prospectus, and a list of references cited in the General Introduction. 32 refs.

  7. Acetylcholinesterase inhibition by biofumigant (Coumaran) from leaves of Lantana camara in stored grain and household insect pests.

    PubMed

    Rajashekar, Yallappa; Raghavendra, Anjanappa; Bakthavatsalam, Nandagopal

    2014-01-01

    Recent studies proved that the biofumigants could be an alternative to chemical fumigants against stored grain insect pests. For this reason, it is necessary to understand the mode of action of biofumigants. In the present study the prospectus of utilising Lantana camara as a potent fumigant insecticide is being discussed. Inhibition of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) by Coumaran, an active ingredient extracted from the plant L. camara, was studied. The biofumigant was used as an enzyme inhibitor and acetylthiocholine iodide as a substrate along with Ellman's reagent to carry out the reactions. The in vivo inhibition was observed in both dose dependent and time dependent in case of housefly, and the nervous tissue (ganglion) and the whole insect homogenate of stored grain insect exposed to Coumaran. The possible mode of action of Coumaran as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor is discussed. PMID:25025036

  8. Animal transportation networks

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    Perna, Andrea; Latty, Tanya

    2014-01-01

    Many group-living animals construct transportation networks of trails, galleries and burrows by modifying the environment to facilitate faster, safer or more efficient movement. Animal transportation networks can have direct influences on the fitness of individuals, whereas the shape and structure of transportation networks can influence community dynamics by facilitating contacts between different individuals and species. In this review, we discuss three key areas in the study of animal transportation networks: the topological properties of networks, network morphogenesis and growth, and the behaviour of network users. We present a brief primer on elements of network theory, and then discuss the different ways in which animal groups deal with the fundamental trade-off between the competing network properties of travel efficiency, robustness and infrastructure cost. We consider how the behaviour of network users can impact network efficiency, and call for studies that integrate both network topology and user behaviour. We finish with a prospectus for future research. PMID:25165598

  9. Animal transportation networks.

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    Perna, Andrea; Latty, Tanya

    2014-11-01

    Many group-living animals construct transportation networks of trails, galleries and burrows by modifying the environment to facilitate faster, safer or more efficient movement. Animal transportation networks can have direct influences on the fitness of individuals, whereas the shape and structure of transportation networks can influence community dynamics by facilitating contacts between different individuals and species. In this review, we discuss three key areas in the study of animal transportation networks: the topological properties of networks, network morphogenesis and growth, and the behaviour of network users. We present a brief primer on elements of network theory, and then discuss the different ways in which animal groups deal with the fundamental trade-off between the competing network properties of travel efficiency, robustness and infrastructure cost. We consider how the behaviour of network users can impact network efficiency, and call for studies that integrate both network topology and user behaviour. We finish with a prospectus for future research. PMID:25165598

  10. 10 years of aeolian geomorphology at the EGU: past achievements and future challenges

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    Baas, Andreas C. W.; Wiggs, Giles F. S.; Claudin, Philippe

    2016-04-01

    On this tenth anniversary of the Aeolian Processes & Landforms session at the EGU the original conveners review and reflect on the recent achievements and expansion in aeolian geomorphological research, focussing on advances in our understanding of sand transport processes, dune development and dynamics, and the mechanisms and scalings involved. This talk will highlight the variety and impact of the dramatic increase in the extent and interest of research on aeolian processes and landforms in the last ten years, including the increasingly strong community presence at international meetings, the diversity and extent of collaborations across subject boundaries, and the application of new measurement technologies and mathematical approaches. We conclude with a forward-looking prospectus of exciting future challenges and open research questions.

  11. Quantification and reduction of the uncertainty in mass balance models by Monte Carlo analysis of prior data

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    Lesht, B.M.

    1991-12-31

    The general objective of this workshop is to investigate and discuss methods by which uncertainties in mass balance models for toxics in the Great Lakes may be reduced. As described by the workshop prospectus, this paper is focused on problems of reducing (and quantifying) uncertainty as they relate to ``in situ field observations/system response measurements for the establishment of initial conditions, boundary conditions, calibration/confirmation data sets, and model post-audit data sets.`` I have taken this description to refer not only to the evaluation of uncertainty in the field observations themselves, but also to the uncertainty associated the analyses of in situ observations as they interact in the overall modeling process. Thus, I will be concerned here with quantification and reduction of uncertainty both (1) as they may be applied to descriptions of the system that is being modeled and (2) as they may be associated with model simulations.

  12. Quantification and reduction of the uncertainty in mass balance models by Monte Carlo analysis of prior data

    SciTech Connect

    Lesht, B.M.

    1991-01-01

    The general objective of this workshop is to investigate and discuss methods by which uncertainties in mass balance models for toxics in the Great Lakes may be reduced. As described by the workshop prospectus, this paper is focused on problems of reducing (and quantifying) uncertainty as they relate to in situ field observations/system response measurements for the establishment of initial conditions, boundary conditions, calibration/confirmation data sets, and model post-audit data sets.'' I have taken this description to refer not only to the evaluation of uncertainty in the field observations themselves, but also to the uncertainty associated the analyses of in situ observations as they interact in the overall modeling process. Thus, I will be concerned here with quantification and reduction of uncertainty both (1) as they may be applied to descriptions of the system that is being modeled and (2) as they may be associated with model simulations.

  13. International retirement migration in Europe.

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    King, R; Warnes, A M; Williams, A M

    1998-06-01

    "This paper presents a review and prospectus of international retirement migration (IRM), dealing mainly with European evidence but also referring to some analogous trends in North America. The paper is in three main parts. It first makes the case for regarding IRM as a significant aspect of population geography and of migration studies; in certain areas of Mediterranean Europe, IRM also has effects on regional economic geography. The second section of the paper discusses some of the early findings from a comparative study of British elderly residents in Tuscany, Malta, the Costa del Sol and the Algarve.... The final part of the article offers further reflections on why IRM is important--for the individual migrants themselves, for the host communities, and for public policy." PMID:12348629

  14. What are "ecogenomic sensors?" A review and thoughts for the future

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    Scholin, C. A.

    2010-01-01

    The OceanSensors08 workshop held 31 March-4 April 2008 in Warnemünde, Germany, brought together an international group of marine scientists, sensor developers and technologists with a common interest in shaping the future of ocean sensing. In preparation for that meeting a series of review papers was commissioned, one of which was meant to cover Sensors for Ocean-omics. The "ocean-omics" topic was cast very broadly. The notion was to review use of genetic techniques for assessing presence and diversity of organisms, their genomic capacity and gene expression, and to provide a prospectus of how such methods could be applied in an autonomous capacity. I chose "ecogenomic sensor" as a descriptor to convey the essence of such a system - a device that integrates genetic level sensing with larger scale environmental characterization. This phrase is derived from workshops refining the US's Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) and visions for instrument systems that could be deployed on such a network. But what exactly are ecogenomic sensors? A clear definition is lacking and conceptualizations far outweigh actual hardware that can be deployed in the ocean. This prospectus builds from that point. I advance a definition of "ecogenomic sensor" and outline the opportunities and challenges associated with developing such instruments. Suggestions as to how this technology may be further refined and applied are offered against the backdrop of the Autonomous Microbial Genosensor (AMG) and Environmental Sample Processor (ESP). Applications that center on detection of DNA and RNA are emphasized. The word "review" appears in the title at the request of the editors.

  15. And the Survey Says …

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    White, Susan C.

    2013-01-01

    Enrollments in physics courses at two-year colleges About 176,000 students were enrolled in various physics courses on two-year college (TYC) campuses during the 2011-12 academic year. This represents a 60% increase in enrollments since the 1995-96 academic year. Enrollments in conceptual physics courses more than doubled during this period, going…

  16. The Utility of Teacher and Student Surveys in Principal Evaluations: An Empirical Investigation. REL 2015-047

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    Liu, Keke; Stuit, David; Springer, Jeff; Lindsay, Jim; Wan, Yinmei

    2014-01-01

    This study examined whether adding student and teacher survey measures to existing principal evaluation measures increases the overall power of the principal evaluation model to explain variation in student achievement across schools. The study was conducted using data from 2011-12 on 39 elementary and secondary schools within a midsize urban…

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  20. The Biennial Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Title III State Formula Grant Program: School Years 2010-12

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    Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education, 2015

    2015-01-01

    "Title III" of the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act" ("ESEA") provides formula grants to states to help support the educational needs of students identified as English learners (ELs). In school year (SY) 2011-12, ELs served by "Title III"-funded activities comprised approximately 9 percent of the…

  1. Control of wilt disease of lentil through bio control agents and organic amendments in Tarai region of Uttarakhand, India.

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    Garkoti, Ankita; Kumar, Vijay; Tripathi, H S

    2014-11-01

    The present work aimed at evaluating the efficacy of bioagents and organic amendments against lentil wilt pathogen. Field trials were carried out consecutively during Rabi 2010-11 and 2011-12 crop seasons in Randomized Block Design (RBD) with three replications, using 'Pant L-639' a popular cultivar. The plot size was 3.0 x 1.5 m2 with row spacing of 30 cm. Effect of selected bioagents and organic amendments on disease incidence, 1000 grain weight and yield kg ha' of lentil was recorded. It was observed that seed treatment with Trichoderma harizanum + Pseudomonas fluorescens significant by reduced 1.73% (2010-11) and 1.93% (2011-12) in Fusarium wilt disease incidence and increase in grain yield 507.6 kg ha(-1) and 496.0 kg ha(-1) respectively during both crop seasons. Among organic amendments, minimum wilt disease incidence of 1.69% (2010-11) and 1.81% (2011-12) and maximum grain yield 496.3 kg ha(-1) (2010-11) and 484.0 kg ha(-1) (2011-12) were observed in farm yard manure + spent compost treated plots. This indicates that these treatments have important roles in biologically based management strategies for controling Fusarium wilt disease under organic mode of lentil cultivation in Uttarakhand State. PMID:25522507

  2. Adaptation of autumn-sown faba bean germplasm to southeastern Washington

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Information regarding the suitability of autumn-sown faba bean (Vicia faba L.) in southeastern Washington is lacking. Therefore, a variety trial testing the effects of two sowing dates was conducted for two seasons (2011-12 and 2012-13) at three locations, Central Ferry Research Farm (CF), Pomeroy, ...

  3. Response of blackberry cultivars to fertilizer source in an organic fresh market production system

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    One semi-erect (‘Triple Crown’) and three trailing (‘Marion’, ‘Black Diamond’, and ‘Obsidian’) blackberry cultivars were studied from 2011-12 at a certified organic, grower site in Jefferson, OR. Plants were fertilized with 56 kg/ha N each spring using: 1) a liquid fish and molasses blend; 2) pellet...

  4. "Sensational" ART

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    Osterer, Irv

    2013-01-01

    After reaching the Stanley Cup final in 2007 and many successful seasons, 2011-12 was a rebuilding year for the author's NHL team, the Ottawa Senators. It occurred to him that it might be possible to stage an interactive presentation at Scotia Bank Place with his students. His idea was for students to each hold a segment of a large artwork that…

  5. 77 FR 36115 - Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, et al.; Final Free and Restricted Percentages for...

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    ... the Federal Register on March 2, 2012 (77 FR 12748). Copies of the rule were mailed or sent via... Service 7 CFR Part 930 Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, et al.; Final Free and Restricted Percentages for the 2011-12 Crop Year for Tart Cherries AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA....

  6. Pell Power

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    Baime, David; Mullin, Christopher

    2010-01-01

    For community college students, the federal Pell Grant remains by far the most important student aid program. The U.S. Department of education now projects that 8.74 million students will receive Pell Grants in the 2011-12 award year, with approximately one-third of them attending community colleges--nearly 3 million students. As such, the Pell…

  7. The Market for School Choice in Indiana. AEI Education Policy Working Paper 2012-1

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    McShane, Michael Q.

    2012-01-01

    The Indiana Choice Scholarship Program has the potential to be the largest school voucher program in the country. Though the authorizing legislation capped enrollment in the program at 7,500 for its first year (the 2011-12 school year), that cap was increased to 15,000 for this year, and will be removed for all subsequent years. With careful…

  8. Suspension, Expulsion, and Achievement of English Learner Students in Six Oregon Districts. REL 2015-094

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    Burke, Arthur

    2015-01-01

    This study examines the rates of exclusionary discipline (i.e., suspensions and expulsions) among English learners and non-English learners in six diverse Oregon districts that serve a third of the state's English learner students. Using 2011/12 databases from the Oregon Department of Education, the study found that differences in suspension and…

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  11. The Achievement Progress of English Learner Students in Arizona. REL 2015-098

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    Haas, Eric; Tran, Loan; Huang, Min; Yu, Airong

    2015-01-01

    To understand the learning trajectories of the growing numbers of English learner students in the West, especially those who struggle to pass state English language arts and math content tests, this study followed three cohorts of English learner students in Arizona over six school years, 2006/07 through 2011/12, to assess their progress in…

  12. High Five PLT Survey Results, 2007-12. Data Trends. D&A Report No. 12.09

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    Jackl, Andrew

    2012-01-01

    Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) Professional Learning Teams (PLTs) survey responses have been positive over time, reaching a high plateau for the last three years. Analyses of High Five PLT Survey data from 2007-12 show that in 2011-12, high percentages (87.2%) of WCPSS teachers responding to the High Five PLT Survey provided positive…

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  14. "Dual" Classes See Growth in Popularity

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    Maxwell, Lesli A.

    2012-01-01

    Growing numbers of schools are offering dual-language classes, where teachers split instruction between English and a second language. The numbers of dual-language-immersion programs have been steadily growing in public schools over the past decade or so, rising to more than 2,000 in 2011-12, according to estimates from national experts. That…

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  16. New Evaluation System Wins Approval

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    Barrett, Laura

    2011-01-01

    All Massachusetts school districts will have to adopt new evaluation systems based on a state framework that was approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on June 28. The new system will be phased in over three years, beginning with Level 4 schools--those designated "underperforming" by the state--in the 2011-12 school year.…

  17. Philadelphia's Renaissance Schools: Start up and Early Implementation. Executive Summary

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    Research for Action, 2011

    2011-01-01

    In April 2009, Superintendent Arlene Ackerman announced her reform plan for the School District of Philadelphia (the District)--"Imagine 2014". Among other major initiatives, "Imagine 2014" laid the groundwork for Philadelphia's Renaissance Schools Initiative. The Renaissance Initiative, set to enter its second year in 2011-12, is an effort to…

  18. Philadelphia's Renaissance Schools: A Report on Start up and Early Implementation

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    Gold, Eva; Good, Deborah; Robertson-Kraft, Claire; Callahan, M. Kate

    2011-01-01

    In April 2009, Superintendent Arlene Ackerman announced her reform plan for the School District of Philadelphia (the District)--"Imagine 2014". Among other major initiatives, "Imagine 2014" laid the groundwork for Philadelphia's Renaissance Schools Initiative. The Renaissance Initiative, set to enter its second year in 2011-12, is an effort to…

  19. 76 FR 53648 - Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards: Occupant Crash Protection

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    2011-08-29

    ... vehicle seats. The NPRM preceding this final rule was published September 12, 2008 (73 FR 52939, Docket No... components on most CRSs to allow the CRS to connect to a LATCH system on a vehicle. \\4\\ 64 FR 10786, (Mar. 5... the vehicle seat. \\11\\ 76 FR 10637, (Feb. 25, 2011). \\12\\ See NHTSA 2011-2013 Rulemaking and...

  20. Disproportionality in School Discipline: An Assessment of Trends in Maryland, 2009-12. Stated Briefly. REL 2014-033

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    O'Conner, Rosemarie; Porowski, Allan; Passa, Aikaterini

    2014-01-01

    This study of Maryland State Department of Education data on K-12 public school students in Maryland for 2009/10, 2010/11, and 2011/12 examines whether exclusionary discipline (suspension and expulsion) is given out in a way that has a disproportionate impact on Black and other racial/ethnic minority students relative to White students, and on…