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  1. Dollar Points.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, MA.

    The purpose of this pamphlet is to teach the value of money, to understand the numbers and symbols on U.S. dollar bills, and to provide the history and facts behind U.S. currency. The following words, symbols, or numbers on dollar bills are identified: (1) legal tender; (2) Federal Reserve Note; (3) Federal Reserve Bank's seal and code letter; (4)…

  2. Dollar squeeze

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Carlowicz, Michael

    According to Science & Engineering Indicators 1996, concerns about funding for research are well founded. Data gathered by the National Science Board indicate that total spending on research in the United States has been in steady decline during the 1990s.Industry has held the research and development line item steady at about $97 billion since 1987, but the value has dropped about 1.5$ per year in real dollars (adjusted for inflation). In that same period, the government contribution to R&D has dropped 20% from its peak in 1987. Overall R&D has dropped from 2.8% of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 1991 to 2.4% in 1995, and spending on nondefense research has dropped below 2% of the GDP. Japan now invests 2.7% in nondefense R&D Germany, 2.4%.

  3. Stretching Your Technology Dollar

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johnson, Doug

    2012-01-01

    A school district technology director offers 10 strategies to help schools make the most of their technology dollar. These include using effective budgeting techniques, taking advantage of the buying power of groups, practicing sustainable technology, purchasing the right tool for the right job, taking advantage of free software, using cloud…

  4. Fundred Dollar Bill Project

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rubin, Mary

    2009-01-01

    This article describes the Fundred Dollar Bill Project which is an innovative artwork made of millions of drawings. This creative collective action is intended to support Operation Paydirt, an extraordinary art/science project uniting three million children with educators, scientists, healthcare professionals, designers, urban planners, engineers,…

  5. Sand dollar sites orogenesis

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Amos, Dee

    2013-04-01

    The determinology of the humble sand dollars habitat changing from inception to the drastic evolution of the zone to that of present day. Into the cauldron along the southern Californian 'ring of fire' lithosphere are evidence of geosynclinals areas, metasedimentary rock formations and hydrothermal activity. The explanation begins with 'Theia' and the Moon's formation, battles with cometary impacts, glacial ages, epochs with evolutionary bottlenecks and plate tectonics. Fully illustrated the lecture includes localised diagrams and figures with actual subject photographic examples of plutonic, granitic, jade and peridodite. Finally, the origins of the materials used in the lecture are revealed for prosecution by future students and the enjoyment of interested parties in general.

  6. Demonstration Telescopes Using "Dollar Optics"

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ross, Paul

    2008-05-01

    I propose a poster that illustrates the use of "dollar optics” for experimentation and for the creation of demonstration telescopes. Handling a variety of lenses and mirrors provides an opportunity for discovering practical optics. Some part of this path of exploration must have been traveled by Galileo as he experimented with spectacle lenses. "Dollar optics” include reading glasses (positive meniscus lenses), convex and concave mirrors, Fresnel sheets, magnifying lenses, and eye loupes. Unwanted distance spectacles (negative meniscus lenses) are available at second-hand stores. Galileo telescopes, "long” 17th century telescopes, and useful demonstration models of Newtonian reflectors can be made with "dollar” optics. The poster will illustrate practical information about "dollar optics” and telescopes: magnification, focal length, and "diopters” disassembling spectacles; creating cheap mounts for spectacle lenses; the importance of optical axes and alignment; eyepieces; and focusing. (A table would be useful with the poster to set out a hands-on display of "dollar optic” telescopes.) Educators, experimenters, and those concerned with astronomy outreach might be interested in this poster. Working with "dollar optics” requires facility with simple tools, interest in planning projects, patience, imagination, and the willingness to invest some time and effort. "Dollar optics” may help to foster creativity and hands-on enthusiasm - as did Galileo's work with simple lenses 400 years ago. "Oh! When will there be an end put to the new observations and discoveries of this admirable instrument?” - Galileo Galilei as quoted by Henry C. King, The History of the Telescope.

  7. Your Automobile Dollar. Money Management.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Baran, Nancy H., Ed.

    This booklet is designed to help first-time car buyers determine if they can or should buy a car and how to get the most from their car-buying dollar. Leasing and renting options also are discussed. The booklet outlines the process of buying a new car, starting with a review of sizes, types, and features. This is followed by a rundown on showroom…

  8. Your Food Dollar. Money Management. [Revised].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Baran, Nancy H., Ed.

    This student/teacher resource booklet provides information on conserving food dollars while providing nutritious meals. The guide shows how to set up a food budget and explains how scanning the weekly food ads, planning meals around the specials, and compiling a list accordingly can also help consumers get more for their food dollars. Numerous…

  9. Your Automobile Dollar, [Revised.] Money Management

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Baran, Nancy H., Ed.; Law, Jean L., Ed.

    This booklet on automobile purchasing and maintenance, 1 in a series of 12, covers all the basic aspects of personal- and family-money management. Suitable for use by high school and college students as well as adults, this handbook discusses buying, maintaining, and operating cars. Section 1 discusses managing automobile dollars. Topics include…

  10. Do You Automate? Saving Time and Dollars

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Carmichael, Christine H.

    2010-01-01

    An automated workforce management strategy can help schools save jobs, improve the job satisfaction of teachers and staff, and free up precious budget dollars for investments in critical learning resources. Automated workforce management systems can help schools control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve employee satisfaction.…

  11. Value-Based Medicine: Dollars and Sense.

    PubMed

    Erstad, Brian L

    2016-02-01

    With ever-increasing total healthcare expenditures and expenditures on new pharmaceuticals, there is a temptation to enact relatively simple silo-based, cost-control measures such as attempts to control a burgeoning health-system medication budget by limiting physician and ultimately patient access to medications without considering cost-effectiveness or overall value. Such an approach with a singular focus on dollars does not make sense. The challenge is to think beyond a pure dollars approach in a specialty of health care where the high cost of care is acknowledged but the dynamics are not always understood. This will take a thoughtful, coordinated effort by a team of dedicated health professionals that includes a clinical pharmacist with expertise in optimal and comprehensive medication management.

  12. 31 CFR 103.51 - Dollars as including foreign currency.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Dollars as including foreign currency... RECORDKEEPING AND REPORTING OF CURRENCY AND FOREIGN TRANSACTIONS General Provisions § 103.51 Dollars as including foreign currency. Wherever in this part an amount is stated in dollars, it shall be deemed to...

  13. Strong Dollar, Weak Dollar: Foreign Exchange Rates and the U.S. Economy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schilling, Tim

    Many generalizations sound simple enough--for example, "strong is good, weak is bad"--but they can be confusing when talking about money. This booklet explores how the U.S. dollar and foreign currencies affect each other and how their interaction affects the individual and the economy. The booklet contains the following sections:…

  14. 26. 100 Second Avenue, North, detail of 'Silver Dollars' on ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    26. 100 Second Avenue, North, detail of 'Silver Dollars' on southeast side - Second Avenue North, Commercial District, Second Avenue North between Broadway & Church Streets, Nashville, Davidson County, TN

  15. 26 CFR 1.7872-15 - Split-dollar loans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... (the indirect participant), the effect of a below-market split-dollar loan is to transfer value from... loans) as provided in this paragraph (e)(2). The transfers of value described in the preceding sentence... parties, the effect of the below-market split-dollar loan from X to A is to transfer value from X to B...

  16. "John Dollar": Marianne Wiggins' Anti-Utopian Novel.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dohrmann, Gail V.

    1991-01-01

    Advocates inclusion of Marianne Wiggins' novel "John Dollar" in high school reading lists and literature classes. Notes that the novel is an allegory rich in poetic suggestion, metaphorical language, and symbolic meaning. (RS)

  17. Dollar’s Vulnerability and the Implications for National Security

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-12-01

    currencies, there are two other functions highlighted by Paul Krugman , professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University. These...case, appreciation in the dollar’s value due to large inflows of foreign capital seeking a safe 16 Paul Krugman , "Vehicle Currencies and the...the dollar. Paul Krugman argues that the dollar must depreciate. This is the result of his view that the trade deficit is not sustainable, that

  18. Dollars Works 2: The Evolution of a Financial Literacy Program

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Petersen, Cindy M.; Heins, Rosemary K.; Katras, Mary Jo

    2013-01-01

    Dollar Works 2 is a comprehensive personal financial education program to help individuals and families strengthen their skills, better manage their personal finances, and make sound decisions about money. This article chronicles the evolution of a curriculum to enhance and modify materials to improve learning and meet the needs of multiple…

  19. Colleges' Billion-Dollar Campaigns Feel the Economy's Sting

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Masterson, Kathryn

    2009-01-01

    The economy's collapse has caught up with the billion-dollar campaign. In the past 12 months, the amount of money raised by a dozen of the colleges engaged in higher education's biggest fund-raising campaigns fell 32 percent from the year before. The decline, which started before the worst of the recession, has forced colleges to postpone…

  20. Green Injustice: Who's Winning the Race for Environmental Dollars?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Menard, Valerie

    1994-01-01

    Grass-root environmental justice organizations charge that, when funding for projects targeting minority communities is won by multimillion-dollar environmental organizations, community-based environmental justice groups are underfunded and the concentration of toxic waste facilities in minority communities continues to grow. Lists top 10…

  1. The Consumer and His Dollars: A Workbook and Study Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Finegan, Marcella E.

    This workbook and study guide for a money management curriculum in consumer education was written to accompany the textbook "The Consumer and His Dollars" and a teacher's guide, both announced in this issue as VT 017 179 and VT 017 177. Included are 16 chapters, each containing worksheets perforated for easy removal. Chapter highlights,…

  2. 77 FR 24456 - Retail Exemptions Adjusted Dollar Limitations

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-04-24

    ...) is announcing the dollar limitations on the amount of meat and meat food products and poultry and poultry products that a retail store can sell to hotels, restaurants, and similar institutions without... $61,900 to $67,300 and for poultry products from $50,200 to $51,700. FSIS is changing the...

  3. 78 FR 23902 - Retail Exemptions Adjusted Dollar Limitations

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-23

    ...) is announcing the dollar limitations on the amount of meat and meat food products, poultry, and poultry products that a retail store can sell to hotels, restaurants, and similar institutions without... $67,300 to $69,600 and for poultry products from $51,700 to $54,500. FSIS is changing the...

  4. 26 CFR 1.7872-15 - Split-dollar loans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... below-market split-dollar loan is to transfer value from the lender to the indirect participant and from... transfers of value described in the preceding sentence include (but are not limited to) a gift, compensation... loan from X to A is to transfer value from X to B and then to transfer value from B to A....

  5. Pennies on the Dollar: How Illinois Shortchanges Its Teachers' Retirement

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kan, Leslie; Fuchs, Daniel; Aldeman, Chad

    2016-01-01

    Illinois' pension plans have sent the state on a downward spiral. One out of every four dollars that state taxpayers send to Springfield goes toward pensions, and the vast majority of these contributions go toward paying down large pension debt, not the actual retirement benefits given to state and local workers like teachers. The teacher pension…

  6. For Athletics, a Billion-Dollar Goal Line

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wolverton, Brad

    2009-01-01

    The nation's biggest athletics departments are quietly trying to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for separate sports endowments, heating up the competition for donors and raising questions about institutional priorities during the economic crunch. At least eight programs hope to bring in more than $100-million each to defray the rising costs…

  7. The Dollar Game Curriculum: Inspiring Wealth Creation in Rural Communities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Braak, Willem J.; Lewin, Paul A.

    2015-01-01

    Rural wealth creation and local entrepreneurship are emerging economic development approaches that bring back a sense of self-determination to rural communities. However, their potential is often greatly diminished by preconceived and opposing notions within the community on what drives economic growth. The Dollar Game is an innovative curriculum…

  8. 26 CFR 1.7872-15 - Split-dollar loans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... secured by, the policy's death benefit proceeds, the policy's cash surrender value, or both. (ii) Payments...)(5) of this section for special rules regarding certain split-dollar term loans payable on the death... outstanding loans between A and B. Assume that the blended annual rate for 2009 is 5 percent,...

  9. Smart Energy Choices Free Up Dollars for Capital Improvements.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ritchey, David

    2003-01-01

    Describes several ways to design or renovate school building to save thousand of dollars of energy costs. Considers site design, energy-efficient building envelope, renewable energy systems, lighting and electrical systems, mechanical and ventilation systems, water conservation, and transportation. Describes how to obtain information about the…

  10. 26 CFR 1.7872-15 - Split-dollar loans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... is the present value of all payments due under the loan, determined as of the date the loan is made... compounding period used in computing the present value. See section 1274(d)(1). If the split-dollar loan does... percent, compounded annually (the long-term AFR), the present value of the payments under the loan is...

  11. 5 CFR 1600.21 - Contributions in whole percentages or whole dollar amounts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... traditional balance and a dollar amount to his or her Roth balance, but the total dollar amount elected is... will deduct traditional contributions first and Roth contributions second. (b) Uniformed...

  12. 5 CFR 1600.21 - Contributions in whole percentages or whole dollar amounts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... traditional balance and a dollar amount to his or her Roth balance, but the total dollar amount elected is... will deduct traditional contributions first and Roth contributions second. (b) Uniformed...

  13. Lost Dollars Threaten Research in Public Academic Health Centers.

    PubMed

    Bourne, Henry R; Vermillion, Eric B

    2017-03-01

    The decrease of federal and state support threatens long-term sustainability of research in publicly supported academic health centers. In weathering these financial threats, research at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has undergone 3 substantial changes: institutional salary support goes preferentially to senior faculty, whereas the young increasingly depend on grants; private and government support for research grows apace in clinical departments but declines in basic science departments; and research is judged more on its quantity (numbers of investigators and federal and private dollars) than on its goals, achievements, or scientific quality. We propose specific measures to alleviate these problems. Other large public academic health centers probably confront similar issues, but-except for UCSF-such centers have not been subjected to detailed public analysis.-Bourne, H. R., Vermillion, E. B. Lost dollars threaten research in public academic health centers.

  14. The ‘thousand-dollar genome': an ethical exploration

    PubMed Central

    Dondorp, Wybo J; de Wert, Guido M W R

    2013-01-01

    Sequencing an individual's complete genome is expected to be possible for a relatively low sum ‘one thousand dollars' within a few years. Sequencing refers to determining the order of base pairs that make up the genome. The result is a library of three billion letter combinations. Cheap whole-genome sequencing is of greatest importance to medical scientific research. Comparing individual complete genomes will lead to a better understanding of the contribution genetic variation makes to health and disease. As knowledge increases, the ‘thousand-dollar genome' will also become increasingly important to healthcare. The applications that come within reach raise a number of ethical questions. This monitoring report addresses the issue. PMID:23677179

  15. Independent Software Quality Assessment (ISQA) Services: Makes Dollars and Sense

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-05-04

    1 Independent Software Quality Assessment ( ISQA ) Services: Makes Dollars and Sense Presented to the Systems & Software Technology Conference Salt... ISQA ? – What is NOT ISQA • Why? – Software Costs – Benefits of ISQA – ISQA Services • When? – Throughout Life Cycle – Proven Examples • How...advanced technology to meet current needs. • Implement SQA through our ISQA Team – Dedicated Cadre of computer scientists/engineers with access to

  16. 26 CFR 1.61-22 - Taxation of split-dollar life insurance arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Taxation of split-dollar life insurance..., and Taxable Income § 1.61-22 Taxation of split-dollar life insurance arrangements. (a) Scope—(1) In general. This section provides rules for the taxation of a split-dollar life insurance arrangement...

  17. 26 CFR 1.1402(a)-18 - Split-dollar life insurance arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 12 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Split-dollar life insurance arrangements. 1... Split-dollar life insurance arrangements. See §§ 1.61-22 and 1.7872-15 for rules relating to the treatment of split-dollar life insurance arrangements....

  18. 26 CFR 1.1402(a)-18 - Split-dollar life insurance arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 12 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Split-dollar life insurance arrangements. 1... Split-dollar life insurance arrangements. See §§ 1.61-22 and 1.7872-15 for rules relating to the treatment of split-dollar life insurance arrangements....

  19. 26 CFR 1.61-22 - Taxation of split-dollar life insurance arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 2 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Taxation of split-dollar life insurance..., and Taxable Income § 1.61-22 Taxation of split-dollar life insurance arrangements. (a) Scope—(1) In general. This section provides rules for the taxation of a split-dollar life insurance arrangement...

  20. 26 CFR 1.1402(a)-18 - Split-dollar life insurance arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 12 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Split-dollar life insurance arrangements. 1... Split-dollar life insurance arrangements. See §§ 1.61-22 and 1.7872-15 for rules relating to the treatment of split-dollar life insurance arrangements....

  1. 26 CFR 1.1402(a)-18 - Split-dollar life insurance arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 12 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Split-dollar life insurance arrangements. 1... Split-dollar life insurance arrangements. See §§ 1.61-22 and 1.7872-15 for rules relating to the treatment of split-dollar life insurance arrangements....

  2. 26 CFR 1.61-22 - Taxation of split-dollar life insurance arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 2 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Taxation of split-dollar life insurance..., and Taxable Income § 1.61-22 Taxation of split-dollar life insurance arrangements. (a) Scope—(1) In general. This section provides rules for the taxation of a split-dollar life insurance arrangement...

  3. [The Six Million Dollar Man: from fiction to reality].

    PubMed

    Langeveld, C H Kees

    2013-01-01

    The term 'bionic' has been in existence since 1958, but only gained general recognition from the television series 'The Six Million Dollar Man'. Following a crash, the central figure in this series - test pilot Steve Austin - has an eye, an arm and both legs replaced by prostheses which make him stronger and faster than a normal person. This story is based on the science fiction book 'Cyborg' by Martin Caidin. In the world of comic books and films there are a number of examples of people who are given superhuman powers by having technological gadgets built in. Although the latter is not yet possible, the bionic human has now become reality.

  4. Dedollarization in Turkey after decades of dollarization: A myth or reality?

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Metin-Özcan, Kıvılcım; Us, Vuslat

    2007-11-01

    The paper analyzes dollarization in the Turkish economy given the evidence on dedollarization signals. On conducting a Vector Autoregression (VAR) model, the empirical evidence suggests that dollarization has mostly been shaped by macroeconomic imbalances as measured by exchange rate depreciation volatility, inflation volatility and expectations. Furthermore, the generalized impulse response function (IRF) analysis, in addition to the analysis of variance decomposition (VDC) gives support to the notion that dollarization seems to sustain its persistent nature, thus hysteresis still prevails. Hence, unfavorable macroeconomic conditions apparently contribute to dollarization while dollarization itself contains inertia. Furthermore, dedollarization that presumably started after 2001 has lost headway after May 2006. Thus, it seems too early to conclude that dollarization changed its route to dedollarization.

  5. Winglets Save Billions of Dollars in Fuel Costs

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2010-01-01

    The upturned ends now featured on many airplane wings are saving airlines billions of dollars in fuel costs. Called winglets, the drag-reducing technology was advanced through the research of Langley Research Center engineer Richard Whitcomb and through flight tests conducted at Dryden Flight Research Center. Seattle-based Aviation Partners Boeing -- a partnership between Aviation Partners Inc., of Seattle, and The Boeing Company, of Chicago -- manufactures Blended Winglets, a unique design featured on Boeing aircraft around the world. These winglets have saved more than 2 billion gallons of jet fuel to date, representing a cost savings of more than $4 billion and a reduction of almost 21.5 million tons in carbon dioxide emissions.

  6. First report of dollar spot disease, caused by Sclerotinia homoeocarpa, of Agrostis stolonifera in Sweden

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Dollar spot is a destructive and widespread disease affecting most grass species grown as turf, but until recently it has been absent from the Scandinavian countries of northern Europe. In the fall of 2014, disease symptoms consistent with dollar spot were observed on a golf course fairway in Sweden...

  7. 31 CFR 358.10 - How are amounts of less than one dollar credited?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false How are amounts of less than one... less than one dollar credited? Only full dollar amounts can be held in CUBES; principal amounts that include cents cannot be held in CUBES. Upon the conversion of coupons to CUBES, amounts of less than...

  8. 77 FR 54659 - Price for the 2012 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-05

    ...-54660] [FR Doc No: 2012-21739] DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Price for the 2012 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set AGENCY: United States Mint, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The United States Mint is announcing a price of $54.95 for the 2012 Annual Uncirculated Dollar...

  9. 26 CFR 1.1402(a)-18 - Split-dollar life insurance arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 12 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Split-dollar life insurance arrangements. 1... life insurance arrangements. See §§ 1.61-22 and 1.7872-15 for rules relating to the treatment of split-dollar life insurance arrangements....

  10. 48 CFR 1.109 - Statutory acquisition-related dollar thresholds-adjustment for inflation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...-related dollar thresholds-adjustment for inflation. 1.109 Section 1.109 Federal Acquisition Regulations..., Issuance 1.109 Statutory acquisition-related dollar thresholds—adjustment for inflation. (a) 41 U.S.C. 431a... the FAR for inflation, except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section. This adjustment...

  11. 48 CFR 1.109 - Statutory acquisition-related dollar thresholds-adjustment for inflation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...-related dollar thresholds-adjustment for inflation. 1.109 Section 1.109 Federal Acquisition Regulations..., Issuance 1.109 Statutory acquisition-related dollar thresholds—adjustment for inflation. (a) 41 U.S.C. 431a... the FAR for inflation, except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section. This adjustment...

  12. Effects of genotype and isolate on expression of dollar spot in seashore paspalum

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Seashore paspalum (Paspalum vaginatum Swartz) is a warm-season turfgrass species primarily utilized on golf courses and athletic fields and is often impacted by dollar spot disease. Dollar spot, caused by Sclerotinia homoeocarpa F.T. Bennett, is a major fungal disease and the most common turfgrass p...

  13. 26 CFR 1.472-8 - Dollar-value method of pricing LIFO inventories.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 6 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Dollar-value method of pricing LIFO inventories. 1.472-8 Section 1.472-8 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) INCOME TAX (CONTINUED) INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Inventories § 1.472-8 Dollar-value method of pricing LIFO inventories. (a) Election to...

  14. 26 CFR 1.472-8 - Dollar-value method of pricing LIFO inventories.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 6 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Dollar-value method of pricing LIFO inventories. 1.472-8 Section 1.472-8 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) INCOME TAX (CONTINUED) INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Inventories § 1.472-8 Dollar-value method of pricing LIFO inventories. (a) Election to...

  15. 26 CFR 1.472-8 - Dollar-value method of pricing LIFO inventories.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 6 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Dollar-value method of pricing LIFO inventories. 1.472-8 Section 1.472-8 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) INCOME TAX (CONTINUED) INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Inventories § 1.472-8 Dollar-value method of pricing LIFO inventories. (a) Election to...

  16. Getting the best return on the employee benefit dollar.

    PubMed

    Carey, R G; Drachman, D A

    1988-12-01

    The value of employee benefits depends largely on employees' perceptions of those benefits, rather than on any intrinsic value the benefits have. If employees do not value a benefit highly, the hospital is not getting its money's worth. Hospital management now faces the challenge of reallocating benefit dollars to best meet employees' perceived needs and have the maximum positive impact on employee morale, while holding the line on benefit costs. To meet this challenge, administrators must first determine which benefits employees value the most, with which benefits they are most satisfied, and whether an employee's job category makes a difference. Parkside Associates, Inc., the hospital survey corporation of the Lutheran General Health Care System, Park Ridge, IL, has developed a system for gathering hospital-specific benefit data as part of an employee attitude survey. Employees rate each of their benefits according to (1) the benefit's importance to them and (2) their level of satisfaction with the benefit. Based on the assessment of employees' perceptions of the value and quality of benefits they receive, management can plan one or more strategies for response. For example, hospitals can: 1. Reduce benefits a majority of employees identify as having little importance. 2. Restructure benefits identified as being very important, but which produce little satisfaction. 3. Offer flexible, or "cafeteria," benefit plans so individual employees can increase the level of the benefits they value most and decrease the level of other benefits. 4. Offer educational activities, such as an annual benefits statement, to heighten the employees' awareness of the value of the benefits they are receiving.

  17. The challenge of teaching astronomy with 0 dollars

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ros, Rosa Maria; García, Beatriz

    2015-08-01

    The training courses on Astronomy are necessary for teachers in all the countries. Normally they are more necessary in developing countries that in other ones. The challenge is to do this work without expenses. NASE, Network for Astronomy School Education, organizes courses for teachers in service and future teachers practically free of charge. The host country only pays accommodation and meals of NASE visitors. But the most interesting aspect of NASE is that presents a lot of activities to carry out in the classroom by 0 dollars using “learning by doing” methodology. After more than 60 courses in about 20 countries we can show several examples of materials generated by participants themselves during the course. With this materials they can make observations and reasoning about their observations in order to understand the astronomy concepts which appear in the curricula of different levels of formal education.Waste materials, cardboard or paper, pieces of string or wire, a stick or a CD, some milk or a drop of oil can be very useful to produce a spectrograph, a photometer, a sundial, a goniometer or a quadrant. The imagination and creativity can replace funding which are difficult to achieve in secondary and primary schools in small towns or villages. NASE is a solution for teachers. which discover that they can explain, in a simple way, complex concepts using models and observations that do not need any money!Participants in NASE courses receive instructions in order to work with NASE materials and after the courses they can find (and create) complementary materials at the NASE website, in order to continue working in the same way. We receive some contributions from some of them that we publish at our web.http:www.naseprogram.org

  18. Estimating the cost of new drug development: is it really 802 million dollars?

    PubMed

    Adams, Christopher P; Brantner, Van V

    2006-01-01

    This paper replicates the drug development cost estimates of Joseph DiMasi and colleagues ("The Price of Innovation"), using their published cost estimates along with information on success rates and durations from a publicly available data set. For drugs entering human clinical trials for the first time between 1989 and 2002, the paper estimated the cost per new drug to be 868 million dollars. However, our estimates vary from around 500 million dollars to more than 2,000 million dollars, depending on the therapy or the developing firm.

  19. 38 CFR 3.505 - Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar rate.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... consecutive days, VA will reduce benefits to the rate of $0.50 for each dollar authorized under the law... residence in the U.S., VA will reduce benefits to the rate of $0.50 for each dollar authorized under the law... the rate of $0.50 for each dollar authorized under law, effective the first day of the month...

  20. 38 CFR 3.505 - Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar rate.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... consecutive days, VA will reduce benefits to the rate of $0.50 for each dollar authorized under the law... residence in the U.S., VA will reduce benefits to the rate of $0.50 for each dollar authorized under the law... the rate of $0.50 for each dollar authorized under law, effective the first day of the month...

  1. 77 FR 6865 - Pricing for 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar and 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin...

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    2012-02-09

    ... United States Mint Pricing for 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar and 2012 Star- Spangled Banner... Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin products: Introductory Product price Regular price Infantry... Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Special N/A 51.95 Set Star-Spangled Banner Proof Silver Dollar 49.95...

  2. 76 FR 41838 - Order Approving Adjustment for Inflation of the Dollar Amount Tests in Rule 205-3 Under the...

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    2011-07-15

    ... COMMISSION Order Approving Adjustment for Inflation of the Dollar Amount Tests in Rule 205-3 Under the... dollar amount thresholds to account for the effects of inflation in 1998.\\3\\ \\3\\ See Exemption To Allow... and every five years thereafter, the Commission shall adjust for inflation the dollar...

  3. 26 CFR 31.3121(i)-1 - Computation to nearest dollar of cash remuneration for domestic service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 15 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Computation to nearest dollar of cash... Revenue Code of 1954) General Provisions § 31.3121(i)-1 Computation to nearest dollar of cash remuneration... dollar any payment of cash remuneration for domestic service described in section 3121(a)(7)(B) (see §...

  4. Historical changes in US dollar exchange rate and real value of oil

    SciTech Connect

    DeMis, W.D.

    1996-12-31

    Oil prices relative to world currencies are now at unprecedented lows, as shown by a price analysis that incorporates the effect of US dollar exchange rates on the value of oil. A commodity-based analysis corroborates this exchange-rate analysis. The value of oil today on world markets is even below its 1969 level (the nadir of the previous oil bust). The inflation-corrected price of oil (using the producer price index) in the US has increased 130% since 1969. However, the US dollar has lost over 40% of its value relative to G-7 currencies since abandonment of the Bretton Woods agreement in 1971. Therefore, the real value of oil an international markets is 20% below its 1969 level. Since 1988 alone, the dollar has lost 16% relative to the G-7 currencies. Oil producing countries are taking extreme revenue cuts caused by the eroding US dollar.

  5. Historical changes in US dollar exchange rate and real value of oil

    SciTech Connect

    DeMis, W.D. )

    1996-01-01

    Oil prices relative to world currencies are now at unprecedented lows, as shown by a price analysis that incorporates the effect of US dollar exchange rates on the value of oil. A commodity-based analysis corroborates this exchange-rate analysis. The value of oil today on world markets is even below its 1969 level (the nadir of the previous oil bust). The inflation-corrected price of oil (using the producer price index) in the US has increased 130% since 1969. However, the US dollar has lost over 40% of its value relative to G-7 currencies since abandonment of the Bretton Woods agreement in 1971. Therefore, the real value of oil an international markets is 20% below its 1969 level. Since 1988 alone, the dollar has lost 16% relative to the G-7 currencies. Oil producing countries are taking extreme revenue cuts caused by the eroding US dollar.

  6. Characteristic time scales in the American dollar-Mexican peso exchange currency market

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Alvarez-Ramirez, Jose

    2002-06-01

    Daily fluctuations of the American dollar-Mexican peso exchange currency market are studied using multifractal analysis methods. It is found evidence of multiaffinity of daily fluctuations in the sense that the qth-order (roughness) Hurst exponent Hq varies with changes in q. It is also found that there exist several characteristic time scales ranging from week to year. Accordingly, the market exhibits persistence in the sense that instabilities introduced by market events acting around the characteristic time scales (mainly, quarter and year) would propagate through the future market activity. Some implications of our results on the regulation of the dollar-mexpeso market activity are discussed.

  7. Stretching the Higher Education Dollar: How Innovation Can Improve Access, Equity, and Affordability

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    Kelly, Andrew P., Ed.; Carey, Kevin, Ed.

    2013-01-01

    In this provocative volume, higher education experts explore innovative ways that colleges and universities can unbundle the various elements of the college experience while assessing costs and benefits and realizing savings. "Stretching the Higher Education Dollar" traces the reform continuum from incremental to more ambitious efforts.…

  8. Teacher's Answers to The Consumer and His Dollars: A Workbook and Study Guide.

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    Finegan, Marcella E.

    This workbook and study guide contains the teacher's answers to accompany the text of "The Consumer and His Dollars." Included are: (1) a key to the study exercises, given for each of 16 chapters, (2) the answers for 16 chapter reviews, (3) a mid-course test having 71 questions, together with an answer key, and (4) a final review test…

  9. Sliding U.S. Dollar Packs a Wallop to Wallets Worldwide

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    Bowman, Quinn

    2008-01-01

    The dollar, once one of the world's strongest currencies, has fallen dramatically in recent years--a development impacting attitudes from corporate boardrooms to the sets of music videos where artists are choosing to flash the euro over American cash. When measured against a collection of other leading worldwide currencies--like the European euro,…

  10. We Want Our 27 Million Dollars back: Retention as a Revenue Resource

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    Smith, Raymond T.; Liguori, Denise; O'Connor, Dianna; Postle, Monica

    2009-01-01

    Community colleges lose millions of dollars in potential revenue due to lackluster retention and graduation rates. It is time for change! Bergen Community College (BCC) has made a unique commitment to concentrate solely on this issue. Learn how the establishment of the Department of Retention Services, with its cutting edge initiatives, is…

  11. 31 CFR 535.576 - Payment of non-dollar letters of credit to Iran.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... credit to Iran. 535.576 Section 535.576 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and... letters of credit to Iran. Notwithstanding the prohibitions of §§ 535.201 and 535.206(a)(4), payment of existing non-dollar letters of credit in favor of Iranian entities or any person in Iran by any...

  12. 31 CFR 535.576 - Payment of non-dollar letters of credit to Iran.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... credit to Iran. 535.576 Section 535.576 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and... letters of credit to Iran. Notwithstanding the prohibitions of §§ 535.201 and 535.206(a)(4), payment of existing non-dollar letters of credit in favor of Iranian entities or any person in Iran by any...

  13. 31 CFR 535.576 - Payment of non-dollar letters of credit to Iran.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... credit to Iran. 535.576 Section 535.576 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and... letters of credit to Iran. Notwithstanding the prohibitions of §§ 535.201 and 535.206(a)(4), payment of existing non-dollar letters of credit in favor of Iranian entities or any person in Iran by any...

  14. 31 CFR 560.516 - Payment and United States dollar clearing transactions involving Iran.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... clearing transactions involving Iran. 560.516 Section 560.516 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations... Payment and United States dollar clearing transactions involving Iran. (a) United States depository institutions are authorized to process transfers of funds to or from Iran, or for the direct or...

  15. 31 CFR 560.516 - Payment and United States dollar clearing transactions involving Iran.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... clearing transactions involving Iran. 560.516 Section 560.516 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations... Payment and United States dollar clearing transactions involving Iran. (a) United States depository institutions are authorized to process transfers of funds to or from Iran, or for the direct or...

  16. 31 CFR 535.576 - Payment of non-dollar letters of credit to Iran.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... credit to Iran. 535.576 Section 535.576 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and... letters of credit to Iran. Notwithstanding the prohibitions of §§ 535.201 and 535.206(a)(4), payment of existing non-dollar letters of credit in favor of Iranian entities or any person in Iran by any...

  17. 31 CFR 535.576 - Payment of non-dollar letters of credit to Iran.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... credit to Iran. 535.576 Section 535.576 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and... letters of credit to Iran. Notwithstanding the prohibitions of §§ 535.201 and 535.206(a)(4), payment of existing non-dollar letters of credit in favor of Iranian entities or any person in Iran by any...

  18. 31 CFR 560.516 - Payment and United States dollar clearing transactions involving Iran.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... clearing transactions involving Iran. 560.516 Section 560.516 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations... Payment and United States dollar clearing transactions involving Iran. (a) United States depository institutions are authorized to process transfers of funds to or from Iran, or for the direct or...

  19. 31 CFR 535.413 - Transfers between dollar accounts held for foreign banks.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... held for foreign banks. 535.413 Section 535.413 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to... ASSETS CONTROL REGULATIONS Interpretations § 535.413 Transfers between dollar accounts held for foreign...) to an account held by a domestic bank (directly or through a foreign branch or subsidiary) for...

  20. "More Bang for the Buck": Examining Influencers of Fundraising Efficiency and Total Dollars Raised

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Proper, Eve; Caboni, Timothy C.; Hartley, Harold V., III; Willmer, Wesley K.

    2009-01-01

    This study examines institution-specific factors that are within the control of the advancement office and that predict fundraising efficiency and total dollars raised. Using data from the Council of Independent Colleges and IPEDS, fundraising outcomes are examined at private colleges in the United States. Most of the variables of interest are not…

  1. When Private Schools Take Public Dollars: What's the Place of Accountability in School Voucher Programs?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Finn, Chester E., Jr.; Hentges, Christina M.; Petrilli, Michael J.; Winkler, Amber M.

    2009-01-01

    Of all the arguments that critics of school voucher programs advance, the one that may resonate loudest with the public concerns school accountability. Opponents say it's not fair to hold public schools accountable for their results (under No Child Left Behind and similar systems) and then let private schools receive taxpayer dollars--however…

  2. 5 CFR 894.505 - Are retroactive premiums paid with pre-tax dollars (premium conversion)?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... MANAGEMENT (CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) FEDERAL EMPLOYEES DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE PROGRAM Enrollment and Changing Enrollment § 894.505 Are retroactive premiums paid with pre-tax dollars... changing your enrollment retroactively as a result of birth or adoption of a child. Any...

  3. 5 CFR 894.505 - Are retroactive premiums paid with pre-tax dollars (premium conversion)?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... MANAGEMENT (CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) FEDERAL EMPLOYEES DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE PROGRAM Enrollment and Changing Enrollment § 894.505 Are retroactive premiums paid with pre-tax dollars... changing your enrollment retroactively as a result of birth or adoption of a child. Any...

  4. 26 CFR 1.472-8 - Dollar-value method of pricing LIFO inventories.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... “base-year” cost expressed in terms of total dollars rather than the quantity and price of specific... into a pool or pools as described in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section. The term “base-year cost... method is first adopted, i.e., the base date) of all items in a pool. The taxable year for which the...

  5. Stretching the School Dollar: A Brief for State Policymakers. Policy Brief

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Petrilli, Michael J.; Roza, Marguerite

    2011-01-01

    After years of non-stop increases--national k-12 per-pupil spending is up by "one-third" in inflation-adjusted dollars since 1995--schools now face the near-certainty of repeated annual budget cuts for the first time since the Great Depression. In some states and districts, reductions will be dramatic--well into the double digits. And…

  6. Evaluation of seashore paspalum germplasm for resistance to dollar spot disease

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Development of seashore paspalum (Paspalum vaginatum Swartz) cultivars that exhibit resistance to dollar spot disease, caused by Sclerotinia homoeocarpa F.T. Bennett, are needed. Seashore paspalum is a warm-season turfgrass often utilized on golf courses and athletic fields in the southeastern Unite...

  7. 48 CFR 201.109 - Statutory acquisition-related dollar thresholds-adjustment for inflation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Statutory acquisition-related dollar thresholds-adjustment for inflation. 201.109 Section 201.109 Federal Acquisition...-adjustment for inflation. (d) A matrix showing the most recent escalation adjustments of...

  8. 48 CFR 201.109 - Statutory acquisition-related dollar thresholds-adjustment for inflation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Statutory acquisition-related dollar thresholds-adjustment for inflation. 201.109 Section 201.109 Federal Acquisition...-adjustment for inflation. (d) A matrix showing the most recent escalation adjustments of...

  9. 26 CFR 1.985-3 - United States dollar approximate separate transactions method.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... of DASTM gain or loss as determined under paragraph (d) of this section. (c) Translation into United... into dollars at the exchange rate (as defined in paragraph (c)(6) of this section) for the translation... reference to a translation period prior to the change in functional currency. For example, depreciation...

  10. Suburb-to-suburb intercity travel: Energy, time and dollar expenditures

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Fels, M. F.

    1976-01-01

    The effect of adding suburb to terminal and terminal to suburb travel is examined. The energy consumed in entire trips was estimated. The total energy costs are compared with total travel times, and dollar costs to the traveler. Trips between origins in seven suburbs of Newark, New Jersey and destinations in two Washington, D. C. suburbs are analyzed.

  11. 5 CFR 894.505 - Are retroactive premiums paid with pre-tax dollars (premium conversion)?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Are retroactive premiums paid with pre-tax dollars (premium conversion)? 894.505 Section 894.505 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) FEDERAL EMPLOYEES DENTAL AND VISION...

  12. 5 CFR 894.505 - Are retroactive premiums paid with pre-tax dollars (premium conversion)?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Are retroactive premiums paid with pre-tax dollars (premium conversion)? 894.505 Section 894.505 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) FEDERAL EMPLOYEES DENTAL AND VISION...

  13. 5 CFR 894.505 - Are retroactive premiums paid with pre-tax dollars (premium conversion)?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Are retroactive premiums paid with pre-tax dollars (premium conversion)? 894.505 Section 894.505 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) FEDERAL EMPLOYEES DENTAL AND VISION...

  14. When Private Schools Take Public Dollars: What's the Place of Accountability in School Voucher Programs?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Finn, Chester E., Jr.; Hentges, Christina M.; Petrilli, Michael J.; Winkler, Amber M.

    2009-01-01

    Critics of school voucher programs argue that private schools that receive taxpayer dollars should be held accountable to the same standards as public schools. School choice supporters counter that private schools should be left alone to answer to the parents of their students. The authors advocate for a re-visit to the discussion of…

  15. 31 CFR 500.580 - Authorization of U.S. dollar clearing transactions involving North Korea.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... transactions involving North Korea. 500.580 Section 500.580 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to... Authorization of U.S. dollar clearing transactions involving North Korea. Banking institutions organized under... North Korea or a national thereof has an interest. Persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction who...

  16. Building Literacy in Afterschool. Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Issue Brief. No. 67

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Afterschool Alliance, 2015

    2015-01-01

    The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with Dollar General Literacy Foundation, is proud to present this issue brief examining the vital role afterschool programs play to build students' literacy skills. This issue brief will explore the additional support needed to help students with their reading, writing and critical thinking skills, as well…

  17. 48 CFR 752.7010 - Conversion of U.S. dollars to local currency.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Conversion of U.S. dollars to local currency. 752.7010 Section 752.7010 Federal Acquisition Regulations System AGENCY FOR... shall consult with the Mission Director who shall provide, in writing, the procedure the Contractor...

  18. Mapping QTL for dollar spot resistance in creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.).

    PubMed

    Chakraborty, N; Curley, J; Warnke, S; Casler, M D; Jung, G

    2006-11-01

    Dollar spot caused by Sclerotinia homoeocarpa F. T. Bennett is the most economically important turf disease on golf courses in North America. Dollar spot resistance in a creeping bentgrass cultivar would greatly reduce the frequency, costs, and environmental impacts of fungicide application. Little work has been done to understand the genetics of resistance to dollar spot in creeping bentgrass. Therefore, QTL analysis was used to determine the location, number and effects of genomic regions associated with dollar spot resistance in the field. To meet this objective, field inoculations using a single isolate were performed over 2 years and multiple locations using progeny of a full sib mapping population '549 x 372'. Dollar spot resistance seems to be inherited quantitatively and broad sense heritability for resistance was estimated to be 0.88. We have detected one QTL with large effect on linkage group 7.1 with LOD values ranging from 3.4 to 8.6 and explaining 14-36% of the phenotypic variance. Several smaller effect QTL specific to rating dates, locations and years were also detected. The association of the tightly linked markers with the LG 7.1 QTL based on 106 progeny was further examined by single marker analysis on all 697 progeny. The high significance of the QTL on LG 7.1 at a sample size of 697 (P < 0.0001), along with its consistency across locations, years and ratings dates, indicated that it was stable over environments. Markers tightly linked to the QTL can be utilized for marker-assisted selection in future bentgrass breeding programs.

  19. 38 CFR 3.405 - Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar rate.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar rate. 3.405 Section 3.405 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans... Compensation Effective Dates § 3.405 Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar rate. Public Laws 106-377 and 108-183, which provide disability compensation and dependency and...

  20. 38 CFR 3.405 - Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar rate.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar rate. 3.405 Section 3.405 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans... Compensation Effective Dates § 3.405 Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar rate. Public Laws 106-377 and 108-183, which provide disability compensation and dependency and...

  1. 75 FR 8747 - Revision of Certain Dollar Amounts in the Bankruptcy Code Prescribed Under Section 104(A) of the...

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    2010-02-25

    ... UNITED STATES Revision of Certain Dollar Amounts in the Bankruptcy Code Prescribed Under Section 104(A) of the Code AGENCY: Judicial Conference of the United States. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Certain dollar amounts in title 11 and title 28, United States Code, are increased. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...

  2. 77 FR 4084 - Prices for 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar and 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-26

    ... United States Mint Prices for 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar and 2012 Star- Spangled Banner... Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Program products. Prices for the silver products are in the... Dollar N/A $61.95. Defenders of Freedom Set. 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Proof $5 See Attached Grid...

  3. 26 CFR 1.985-2 - Election to use the United States dollar as the functional currency of a QBU.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 10 2014-04-01 2013-04-01 true Election to use the United States dollar as the... § 1.985-2 Election to use the United States dollar as the functional currency of a QBU. (a) Background... functional currency for taxable years beginning on or before August 24, 1994. An election to use a...

  4. 26 CFR 1.985-2 - Election to use the United States dollar as the functional currency of a QBU.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 10 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Election to use the United States dollar as the... § 1.985-2 Election to use the United States dollar as the functional currency of a QBU. (a) Background... functional currency for taxable years beginning on or before August 24, 1994. An election to use a...

  5. 26 CFR 1.985-2 - Election to use the United States dollar as the functional currency of a QBU.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 10 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Election to use the United States dollar as the... § 1.985-2 Election to use the United States dollar as the functional currency of a QBU. (a) Background... functional currency for taxable years beginning on or before August 24, 1994. An election to use a...

  6. How the Dollar's Value Affects U.S. Farm Exports to Developing Countries. Foreign Agricultural Economic Report Number 237.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Burfisher, Mary E.

    United States exports may not necessarily increase when the dollar falls on the world market. Conventional thinking is that a weaker dollar means more demand for U.S. products because they become less expensive than goods from countries with stronger currencies. However, developing countries whose export revenues are denominated in the weakening…

  7. 77 FR 14600 - Pricing for 2012 Kennedy Half-Dollar Bags and Rolls, Bronze Medals, the First Spouse Bronze Medal...

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    2012-03-12

    ... United States Mint Pricing for 2012 Kennedy Half-Dollar Bags and Rolls, Bronze Medals, the First Spouse Bronze Medal Set and the Birth Set AGENCY: United States Mint, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The United States Mint is announcing 2012 pricing for Kennedy Half-Dollar bags and rolls,...

  8. Cross-correlations between the US monetary policy, US dollar index and crude oil market

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sun, Xinxin; Lu, Xinsheng; Yue, Gongzheng; Li, Jianfeng

    2017-02-01

    This paper investigates the cross-correlations between the US monetary policy, US dollar index and WTI crude oil market, using a dataset covering a period from February 4, 1994 to February 29, 2016. Our study contributes to the literature by examining the effect of the US monetary policy on US dollar index and WTI crude oil through the MF-DCCA approach. The empirical results show that the cross-correlations between the three sets of time series exhibit strong multifractal features with the strength of multifractality increasing over the sample period. Employing a rolling window analysis, our empirical results show that the US monetary policy operations have clear influences on the cross-correlated behavior of the three time series covered by this study.

  9. NBER working paper series: oil and the dollar. Working Paper No. 554

    SciTech Connect

    Krugman, P.

    1980-01-01

    This paper develops a simple theoretical model of the effect of an oil price increase on exchange rates. The model shows that the direction of this effect depends on a comparison of the direct balance of payments burden of the higher oil price with the indirect balance of payments benefits of OPEC spending and investment. In the short run, what matters is whether the US share of world oil imports is more or less than its share of OPEC asset holdings; in the long run, whether its share of oil imports is more or less than its share of OPEC imports. Casual empiricism suggests that the initial effect and the long run effect will run in opposite directions; an oil price increase will initially lead to dollar appreciation, but eventually leads to dollar depreciation.

  10. Florida hospital saves 5.3 M dollars by adopting principles of lean manufacturing.

    PubMed

    2005-01-01

    Florida hospital saves 5.3M dollars by adopting principles of lean manufacturing. Surgery cancellations have been slashed from 13% of cases to less than 3%, while emergency department admissions have increased by 20%. Those are just two of the results of a quality improvement project at Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL, that focused on using the principles of lean manufacturing to improve patient flow in the five-hospital system

  11. 20th century U.S. mineral prices decline in constant dollars

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Sullivan, Daniel E.; Sznopek, John L.; Wagner, Lorie A.

    2000-01-01

    Price indexes developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) indicate that the long-term constant dollar price of key U.S. mineral raw materials declined over the last century, even though the need for mineral raw materials increased during the same period. Technologies and reduced production costs have allowed mineral production to remain profitable, while lower priced mineral products from domestic and foreign sources helped fuel growth in other sectors of the economy.

  12. Medicare, Medicaid fraud a billion-dollar art form in the US

    PubMed Central

    Korcok, M

    1997-01-01

    Medicare and Medicaid fraud costs billions of dollars each year in the US. Investigators have shown that fraud is found in all segments of the health care system. Even though the Canadian system has stricter regulations and tighter controls, can regulators here afford to be complacent about believing that such abuse would not happen here? One province has established an antifraud unit to monitor its health insurance scheme; it already has 1 prosecution under its belt. PMID:9141996

  13. Biomechanics of larval morphology affect swimming: insights from the sand dollars Dendraster excentricus.

    PubMed

    Chan, Kit Yu Karen

    2012-10-01

    Most planktonic larvae of marine invertebrates are denser than sea water, and rely on swimming to locate food, navigate advective currents, and avoid predators. Therefore, swimming behaviors play important roles in larval survival and dispersal. Larval bodies are often complex and highly variable across developmental stages and environmental conditions. These complex morphologies reflect compromises among multiple evolutionary pressures, including maintaining the ability to swim. Here, I highlight metrics of swimming performance, their relationships with morphology, and the roles of behavior in modulating larval swimming within biomechanical limits. Sand dollars have a representative larval morphology using long ciliated projections for swimming and feeding. Observed larval sand dollars fell within a narrow range of key morphological parameters that maximized their abilities to maintain directed upward movement over the most diverse flow fields, outperforming hypothetical alternatives in a numerical model. Ontogenetic changes in larval morphology also led to different vertical movements in simulated flow fields, implying stage-dependent vertical distributions and lateral transport. These model outcomes suggest a tight coupling between larval morphology and swimming. Environmental stressors, such as changes in temperature and pH, can therefore affect larval swimming through short-term behavioral adjustments and long-term changes in morphology. Larval sand dollars reared under elevated pCO(2) conditions had significantly different morphology, but not swimming speeds or trajectories. Geometric morphometric analysis showed a pH-dependent, size-mediated change in shape, suggesting a coordinated morphological adjustment to maintain swimming performance under acidified conditions. Quantification of the biomechanics and behavioral aspects of swimming improves predictions of larval survival and dispersal under present-day and future environmental conditions.

  14. Holistic morphometric analysis of growth of the sand dollar Echinarachnius parma (Echinodermata:Echinoidea:Clypeasteroida).

    PubMed

    Zachos, Louis G

    2015-12-02

    Holistic morphometrics is a term implying complete shape characterization of all of the structural parts of an organism. The skeleton of an echinoid is comprised of hundreds of individual plates arranged in a closed 3-dimensional mosaic forming the test. GIS software and techniques were used to generate topologically correct digital models of an ontogenetic series of specimens of the sand dollar echinoid Echinarachnius parma. Plate growth can be considered in proportion to overall skeleton growth, resulting in a linear model of relative growth. Alternatively, separate logistic equations can be fit to the ontogenetic series of homologous plate areas using nonlinear least squares regression to result in a model for instantaneous growth. The linear and logistic parameters of the models describe the allometric growth of plates from different viewpoints. Growth is shown to fall into characteristic patterns defining distinct plate growth domains associated with development of the imago (larval) skeleton just prior to metamorphosis, early growth associated with expansion of the corona and fold-over (forming the flattened body form), juvenile growth and formation of petals, and adult growth. Functions of growth, plate translocation, plate juxtaposition between aboral and oral surfaces, and relationships with internal buttressing are quantified. Results offer explanations for general skeletal symmetry, distinction between ambulacral and interambulacral growth, the relationship of growth to internal buttressing, existence of a distinct petalodium, and anterior-posterior asymmetry during development. The parametric values of growth functions derived from the results are a basis for computational modeling of growth and development in sand dollars.

  15. Reassessment of NRC`s dollar per person-rem conversion factor policy

    SciTech Connect

    1995-12-01

    The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has completed a review and analysis of its dollar per person-rem conversion factor policy. As a result of this review, the NRC has decided to adopt a $2000 per person-rem conversion factor, subject it to present worth considerations, and limit its scope solely to health effects. This is in contrast to the previous policy and staff practice of using an undiscounted $1000 per person-rem conversion factor that served as a surrogate for all offsite consequences (health and offsite property). The policy shift has been incorporated in ``Regulatory Analysis Guidelines of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission,`` NUREG/BR-0058, Revision 2, November 1995.

  16. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company. Part 9 (6150-7030)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-01-01

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  17. One thousand dollar assist heart pump for patients from developing countries.

    PubMed

    Qian, Kun-Xi

    2007-06-28

    In spite of continuous improvements in device design and applications, the profound use of heart pump has been limited because of its high price. The available clinically applied heart pump costs mostly about 100 thousands US Dollars. The author has since long tried to develop a heart pump costing only 1000 Dollars for recovery or bridge to heart transplantation therapies. The device is a radially driven centrifugal pump with a brush-less DC motor and a streamlined impeller. Its bearing is rolling bearing using 4 to 6 needles, manufactured by special wear-proof polythene with super-high-molecular weight, thus the service life achieves more than 10 years. To avoid thrombus formation, a special purge system is introduced to the bearing, allowing the saline with heparin to be infused through the bearing into the pump. The bearing, therefore, keeps working in the saline, and absolutely no thrombus will be formed along the bearing. Animal experiments demonstrated that a 30 mL fluid infusion per hour is enough to prevent thrombus formation. With these improvements, the impeller pump has continuously run for 14 months in the laboratory, and no bearing wear can be measured. The device, weighing 150 g, is fully implantable, consumes approximately 9.6 W, delivers a 9Lmin-1 blood flow against a 120 mmHg mean pressure, and reaches a highest total efficiency of 24.7% for the motor (including the controller) and the pump. The device has been used in animal experiments together with an American artificial lung for more than one month in the University of Texas and also in human trials in the Taiwan University.

  18. 78 FR 12089 - Revision of Certain Dollar Amounts in the Bankruptcy Code Prescribed Under Section 104(a) of the...

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    2013-02-21

    ... of Certain Dollar Amounts in the Bankruptcy Code Prescribed Under Section 104(a) of the Code AGENCY... title 28, United States Code, are increased. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda L. Anderson, Chief... INFORMATION: Section 104(a) of title 11, United States Code, provides the mechanism for an automatic...

  19. How many cents on the dollar? Women and men in product markets

    PubMed Central

    Kricheli-Katz, Tamar; Regev, Tali

    2016-01-01

    Gender inequality in contemporary U.S. society is a well-documented, widespread phenomenon. However, little is known about gender disparities in product markets. This study is the first to use actual market data to study the behavior of women and men as sellers and buyers and differences in market outcomes. We analyze a unique and large data set containing all eBay auction transactions of most popular products by private sellers between the years 2009 and 2012. Women sellers received a smaller number of bids and lower final prices than did equally qualified men sellers of the exact same product. On average, women sellers received about 80 cents for every dollar a man received when selling the identical new product and 97 cents when selling the same used product. These findings held even after controlling for the sentiments that appear in the text of the sellers’ listings. Nonetheless, it is worth noting that this gap varied by the type of the product being sold. As a policy, eBay does not reveal the gender of users. We attribute the price differences to the ability of buyers to discern the gender of the seller. We present results from an experiment that shows that people accurately identify the gender of sellers on the basis of typical information provided in postings. We supplement the analysis with an additional off-eBay experiment showing that, in a controlled setting, people are willing to pay less for money-value gift cards when they are sold by women rather than men. PMID:26989770

  20. Estimating dollar-value outcomes of workman`s compensation claims using radial basis function networks

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    Hancock, M.F. Jr.

    1995-12-31

    The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) maintains a national data base of outcomes of workers` compensation claims. We consider whether a radial basis function network can predict the total dollar value of a claim based upon medical and demographic indicators (MDI`s). This work used data from 12,130 workers` compensation claims collected over a period of four years from the state of New Mexico. Two problems were addressed: (1) How well can the total incurred medical expense for all claims be predicted from available MDI`s? For individual claims? (2) How well can the duration of disability be predicted from available MDI`s? The available features intuitively correlated with total medical cost were selected, including type of injury, part of body injured, person`s age at time of injury, gender, marital status, etc. These features were statistically standardized and sorted by correlation with outcome valuation. Principal component analysis was applied. A radial basis function neural network was applied to the feature sets in both supervised and unsupervised training modes. For sets used in training, individual case valuations could consistently be predicted to within $1000 over 98% of the time. For these sets, it was possible to predict total medical expense for the training sets themselves to within 10%. When applied as blind tests against sets which were NOT part of the training data, the prediction was within 15% on the whole sets. Results on individual cases were very poor in only 30% of the cases were the predictions for the training sets within $1000 of their actual valuations. Single-factor analysis suggested that the presence of an attorney strongly decorrelated the data. A simple stratification was performed to remove cases involving attorneys and contested claims, and the procedures above repeated. Preliminary results based upon the very limited effort applied indicate that NCCI data support population estimates, but not single-point estimates.

  1. How many cents on the dollar? Women and men in product markets.

    PubMed

    Kricheli-Katz, Tamar; Regev, Tali

    2016-02-01

    Gender inequality in contemporary U.S. society is a well-documented, widespread phenomenon. However, little is known about gender disparities in product markets. This study is the first to use actual market data to study the behavior of women and men as sellers and buyers and differences in market outcomes. We analyze a unique and large data set containing all eBay auction transactions of most popular products by private sellers between the years 2009 and 2012. Women sellers received a smaller number of bids and lower final prices than did equally qualified men sellers of the exact same product. On average, women sellers received about 80 cents for every dollar a man received when selling the identical new product and 97 cents when selling the same used product. These findings held even after controlling for the sentiments that appear in the text of the sellers' listings. Nonetheless, it is worth noting that this gap varied by the type of the product being sold. As a policy, eBay does not reveal the gender of users. We attribute the price differences to the ability of buyers to discern the gender of the seller. We present results from an experiment that shows that people accurately identify the gender of sellers on the basis of typical information provided in postings. We supplement the analysis with an additional off-eBay experiment showing that, in a controlled setting, people are willing to pay less for money-value gift cards when they are sold by women rather than men.

  2. Organization Analytics: Taking Cost-per-Dollar-Obligated (CPDO) Measures to the Next Level in Defense Contracting

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-04-30

    Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). His 21-year USAF career included contracting assignments at F-22...per Dollar Obligated (CPDO) efficiency assessments were completed for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and non-military staff defense...CPDO provides insight into the relationships between cost efficiency and the quality and timeliness organization workload completion. In addition, the

  3. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by State, County, Contractor, and Place. Part 3. (Aitkin, Minnesota-Yamhill, Oregon)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-01-01

    by State, County , Contractor, and Place. Part 3(Aitkin, Hinnosota-Yardhill, Oregon) 6. AUTHOR(S) 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) B...TITLE AND DESCRIPTION ESTIMATED AVAILABILITY DATE ST25. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by State, County , Contractor, and P!ace (Previous Title...Prime Contract Awards Over $25,000 by State, County , Contractor, and Place) March 15 This tabulation shows the net value of DoD prime contract

  4. Differences in healthy food supply and stocking practices between small grocery stores, gas-marts, pharmacies and dollar stores

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    Caspi, Caitlin Eicher; Pelletier, Jennifer E.; Harnack, Lisa; Erikson, Darin J.; Laska, Melissa N.

    2015-01-01

    Objective Little is known about the practices for stocking and procuring healthy food in non-traditional food retailers (e.g., gas-marts, pharmacies). This study aimed to: (i) compare availability of healthy food items across small food store types, and (ii) examine owner/manager perceptions and stocking practices for healthy food across store types. Design Descriptive analyses were conducted among corner/small grocery stores, gas-marts, pharmacies, and dollar stores. Data from store inventories were used to examine availability of 12 healthy food types and an overall healthy food supply score. Interviews with managers assessed stocking practices and profitability. Setting Small stores in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN not participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Subjects 119 small food retailers and 71 store managers Results Availability of specific items varied across store types. Only corner/small grocery stores commonly sold fresh vegetables (63%, versus 8% of food-gas marts, 0% dollar stores, and 23% pharmacies). More than half of managers stocking produce relied on cash and carry practices to stock fresh fruit (53%) and vegetables (55%), instead of direct store delivery. Most healthy foods were perceived by managers to have at least average profitability. Conclusions Interventions to improve healthy food offerings in small stores should consider the diverse environments, stocking practices and supply mechanisms of small stores, particularly non-traditional food retailers. Improvements may require technical support, customer engagement, and innovative distribution practices. PMID:26411535

  5. Modeling variations in the cedi/dollar exchange rate in Ghana: an autoregressive conditional heteroscedastic (ARCH) models.

    PubMed

    Techie Quaicoe, Michael; Twenefour, Frank B K; Baah, Emmanuel M; Nortey, Ezekiel N N

    2015-01-01

    This research article aimed at modeling the variations in the dollar/cedi exchange rate. It examines the applicability of a range of ARCH/GARCH specifications for modeling volatility of the series. The variants considered include the ARMA, GARCH, IGARCH, EGARCH and M-GARCH specifications. The results show that the series was non stationary which resulted from the presence of a unit root in it. The ARMA (1, 1) was found to be the most suitable model for the conditional mean. From the Box-Ljung test statistics x-squared of 1476.338 with p value 0.00217 for squared returns and 16.918 with 0.0153 p values for squared residuals, the null hypothesis of no ARCH effect was rejected at 5% significance level indicating the presence of an ARCH effect in the series. ARMA (1, 1) + GARCH (1, 1) which has all parameters significant was found to be the most suitable model for the conditional mean with conditional variance, thus showing adequacy in describing the conditional mean with variance of the return series at 5% significant level. A 24 months forecast for the mean actual exchange rates and mean returns from January, 2013 to December, 2014 made also showed that the fitted model is appropriate for the data and a depreciating trend of the cedi against the dollar for forecasted period respectively.

  6. Thermal stress in Larvae of the sand dollar (Dendraster excentricus) induces changes in hsp70 gen expression

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    Olivares-Bañuelos, T.; Garcia-Echauri, L.; Figueroa-Flores, S.; Carpizo-Ituarte, E.

    2010-03-01

    The relationship between temperature and individual performance is reasonably well understood, and much climate-related research has focused on potential shifts in distribution and abundance driven directly by temperature(1). It is known, that global climate change has profound implications for marine ecosystems and the economic and social systems that depend upon them. In virtually all organisms, including equinoderms, cells respond to a variety of stresses, as temperature changes, by the rapid synthesis of a highly conserved set of polypeptides termed heat shock proteins (HSPs) (2). Differential Hsp expression among species may allow functionally important genetic variation to cope with thermal stress and other environmental stressors, allowing populations to respond effectively to environmental change. The aim of the present work was to elucidate the effect of different temperatures on hsp70 expression in larvae of the sand dollar Dendraster excentricus. We are interested to understand what is how organisms that live in estuaries respond to global warming. We did thermo tolerance assays whit 3 different larval stages of the sand dollar, including 8 arms plutei, competent and metamorphic larvae. We tested 4 experimental temperatures (4, 20, 26, and 29°C) and 3 different times (1, 3 and 6 hours). After each treatment, total RNA was extracted and used to quantify hsp70 expression levels using real time PCR analysis. We detected, after 6 hours of thermal stress, the highest over-expression levels of hsp70 in both metamorphic and competent larvae. In 8 arms pluetus larvae, no significant differences in hsp70 expression were observed after the exposure to the experimental temperatures. Taking together our results, indicate that larvae of Dendraster excentricus are responding according to their development stage to cope with thermal-stress. The capability of sand dollar larvae to acclimate and respond effectively to the climatic change would be determinated by the sea

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  11. 38 CFR 3.43 - Burial benefits at the full-dollar rate for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United...

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  13. 38 CFR 3.43 - Burial benefits at the full-dollar rate for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

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  14. 38 CFR 3.43 - Burial benefits at the full-dollar rate for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United...

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    2014-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Burial benefits at the..., Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation General § 3.43 Burial benefits at the full-dollar rate... this status. (b) Eligibility requirements. VA will pay burial benefits under chapter 23 of title...

  15. 38 CFR 3.43 - Burial benefits at the full-dollar rate for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United...

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    2013-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Burial benefits at the..., Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation General § 3.43 Burial benefits at the full-dollar rate... this status. (b) Eligibility requirements. VA will pay burial benefits under chapter 23 of title...

  16. 14 CFR Appendix A to Part 1215 - Estimated Service Rates in 1997 Dollars for TDRSS Standard Services (Based on NASA Escalation...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

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  17. 14 CFR Appendix A to Part 1215 - Estimated Service Rates in 1997 Dollars for TDRSS Standard Services (Based on NASA Escalation...

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  1. 26 CFR 1.985-6 - Transition rules for a QBU that uses the dollar approximate separate transactions method for its...

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    2013-04-01

    ... course of a taxable year, taking into account any contributions or remittances made during the year. See... dollar books and records at the end of the taxpayer's last taxable year beginning before January 1, 1987, after adjusting the books and records according to United States generally accepted accounting and...

  2. The heterotrimeric motor protein kinesin-II localizes to the midpiece and flagellum of sea urchin and sand dollar sperm.

    PubMed

    Henson, J H; Cole, D G; Roesener, C D; Capuano, S; Mendola, R J; Scholey, J M

    1997-01-01

    We have utilized immunoblotting and light microscopic immunofluorescent staining methods to examine the expression and localization of sea urchin kinesin-II, a heterotrimeric plus end-directed microtubule motor protein (previously referred to as KRP(85/95)), in sea urchin and sand dollar sperm. We demonstrate the presence of the 85 K and 115 K subunits of kinesin-II in sperm and localize these proteins to the sperm flagella and midpiece. The kinesin-II localization pattern is punctate and discontinuous, and in the flagella it is quite distinct from the continuous labeling present in sperm labeled with anti-flagellar dynein. The kinesin-II staining is largely insensitive to prefixation detergent extraction, suggesting that it is not associated with membranous elements in the sperm. In the midpiece the kinesin-II staining is similar to the pattern present in sperm labeled with an anti-centrosomal antibody. To our knowledge, this is the first localization of kinesin-like proteins in mature sperm and corroborates the recent identification and localization of kinesin-like proteins in the flagella and basal body of the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas. We hypothesize that kinesin-II in the sperm may play functional roles in intraflagellar transport and/or the formation of flagella during spermatogenesis.

  3. Million Dollar School Arson

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wilson, Harry W.

    1975-01-01

    Arson at a Bellevue, Washington, high school destroyed the learning resource center. Plans are currently underway to install intruder alarms in a number of schools. (Subscription $14.00 yearly, 2639 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034.) (MLF)

  4. Dollar$ and Sense

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stuart, Reginald

    2012-01-01

    When fans of intercollegiate basketball see the month of March approach, they know it's time for the near-marathon round of March Madness when the best of the nation's college basketball teams square off in a battle to the finish for the NCAA Division I championship. It's the month when basketball powerhouses seek to reaffirm their status and…

  5. Managing Public School Dollars.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    American Inst. of Certified Public Accountants, New York, NY.

    Although this booklet focuses on methods of accumulating and analyzing management and the financial and statistical data helpful to members of school boards, equal emphasis is placed on meeting the needs of the pupil--making him more self confident, developing his skills, instilling knowledge, and inspiring creativity. It considers changes in the…

  6. Software Solution Saves Dollars

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Trotter, Andrew

    2004-01-01

    This article discusses computer software that can give classrooms and computer labs the capabilities of costly PC's at a small fraction of the cost. A growing number of cost-conscious school districts are finding budget relief in low-cost computer software known as "open source" that can do everything from manage school Web sites to equip…

  7. Saving Energy Dollars Now.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Buck, Jim

    1998-01-01

    In many states, electrical energy is moving from being a highly regulated commodity to a competitively priced product with optional associated services. Increased competition should result in lower prices. Schools can stay ahead of the game by initiating an energy-contract review, examining delivery contracts, negotiating rates, examining monthly…

  8. Hunting for Alumni Dollars

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wong, Wylie

    2007-01-01

    Fundraising has never been a strong suit for most community colleges. But in recent years, it's become a major focus. Forced to offset a decrease in government funding to help pay for student scholarships, capital improvement projects, and additional personnel to launch new educational programs, community college leaders have been forced to…

  9. Dollars and Sense

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Teacher Magazine, 2005

    2005-01-01

    For the first time, the push to quantify achievement is starting to cross over to financial matters. Support for teachers themselves, is taking on new meaning in an era of accountability as a handful of states are breaking the longstanding merit-pay taboo by linking raises with student performance. And as standards have made individual teachers…

  10. Singapore's multibillion dollar gamble

    PubMed Central

    Van Epps, Heather L.

    2006-01-01

    Figure 1Biopolis, Singapore's futuristic research hub.How does a country one-fourth the size of Rhode Island with little history in biomedical science become one of the world's biomedical research giants? The answer: with a pile of money and a large dose of chutzpah. Since 2000, Singapore has dumped more than US$2 billion into developing a biomedical research industry—from scratch. Is the gamble paying off? PMID:16704968

  11. Dueling for Dollars.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Harrington-Lueker, Donna

    1994-01-01

    Direct-mail packages using public education and related issues (test scores, graduation prayer, textbook censorship, condom availability, and sex education programs) have become effective ways for special-interest groups to raise millions in operating funds. Polarizing issues and identifying clear enemies works well in the marketplace but poorly…

  12. Managing Chicago's Urban Dollar.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Feins, Judith D.

    This booklet is based on a series of discussions and a colloquium held in response to Chicago's need to establish new priorities for society's capitalization and social service needs, which are increasingly in conflict; the public's decreasing confidence in the political, labor, and business leadership of the city; and the inadequate communication…

  13. Dollars and Sense

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Keys, Benjamin J.; Dee, Thomas S.

    2005-01-01

    This article discusses what a Tennessee experiment tells about merit pay. Though the dramatic effects that teachers have on student achievement are indisputable, the exact ingredients of effective teaching are anything but settled. Questions about how to value experience, education, certification, and pedagogical skills---the big four of teacher…

  14. Balancing Dollars & Demand

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    O'Hanlon, Charlene

    2007-01-01

    When it comes to building and maintaining a cutting-edge infrastructure on a limited budget, nobody knows more about the pain points, challenges, and workarounds than the IT professionals tasked with overseeing campus IT. In a recent roundtable discussion with "Campus Technology" contributing writer Charlene O'Hanlon, four IT…

  15. The Gatekeeper Program: proactive identification and case management of at-risk older adults prevents nursing home placement, saving healthcare dollars program evaluation.

    PubMed

    Barrett, Donna L; Secic, Michelle; Borowske, Debbie

    2010-03-01

    The Gatekeeper Program is an innovative community and hospital partnership focused on prevention of premature nursing home placement. Utilizing trained volunteers, who come into contact with older adults through their everyday jobs, the program provides assistance to over 1600 older adults. Positive program outcomes include reducing emergency department (ED) and hospital admissions and a 14 million dollar savings in healthcare costs related to nursing home placement.

  16. The CRISPR Conundrum: As Millions of Dollars Flow into Developing the Gene-Editing Tool, Scientists Continue to Discover the Technology's Potential and Pitfalls.

    PubMed

    Bates, Mary

    2016-01-01

    We are in the midst of a CRISPR craze. The last five years have seen the publication of over 1,000 scientific papers, the allocation of millions of research dollars, and the establishment of four start-up companies in the United States alone. Internationally, the genome-editing market, fueled by CRISPR technology, is expected to be worth more than US$3,000 million by 2019.

  17. The Economic Benefits of Personnel Selection Using Ability Tests: A State of the Art Review Including a Detailed Analysis of the Dollar Benefit of U.S. Employment Service Placements and a Critique of the Low-Cutoff Method of Test Use. USES Test Research Report No. 47.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hunter, John E.

    The economic impact of optimal selection using ability tests is far higher than is commonly known. For small organizations, dollar savings from higher productivity can run into millions of dollars a year. This report estimates the potential savings to the Federal Government as an employer as being 15.61 billion dollars per year if tests were given…

  18. Structural Constraints and Earthquake Recurrence Estimates for the West Tahoe-Dollar Point Fault, Lake Tahoe Basin, California

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Maloney, J. M.; Driscoll, N. W.; Kent, G.; Brothers, D. S.; Baskin, R. L.; Babcock, J. M.; Noble, P. J.; Karlin, R. E.

    2011-12-01

    Previous work in the Lake Tahoe Basin (LTB), California, identified the West Tahoe-Dollar Point Fault (WTDPF) as the most hazardous fault in the region. Onshore and offshore geophysical mapping delineated three segments of the WTDPF extending along the western margin of the LTB. The rupture patterns between the three WTDPF segments remain poorly understood. Fallen Leaf Lake (FLL), Cascade Lake, and Emerald Bay are three sub-basins of the LTB, located south of Lake Tahoe, that provide an opportunity to image primary earthquake deformation along the WTDPF and associated landslide deposits. We present results from recent (June 2011) high-resolution seismic CHIRP surveys in FLL and Cascade Lake, as well as complete multibeam swath bathymetry coverage of FLL. Radiocarbon dates obtained from the new piston cores acquired in FLL provide age constraints on the older FLL slide deposits and build on and complement previous work that dated the most recent event (MRE) in Fallen Leaf Lake at ~4.1-4.5 k.y. BP. The CHIRP data beneath FLL image slide deposits that appear to correlate with contemporaneous slide deposits in Emerald Bay and Lake Tahoe. A major slide imaged in FLL CHIRP data is slightly younger than the Tsoyowata ash (7950-7730 cal yrs BP) identified in sediment cores and appears synchronous with a major Lake Tahoe slide deposit (7890-7190 cal yrs BP). The equivalent age of these slides suggests the penultimate earthquake on the WTDPF may have triggered them. If correct, we postulate a recurrence interval of ~3-4 k.y. These results suggest the FLL segment of the WTDPF is near its seismic recurrence cycle. Additionally, CHIRP profiles acquired in Cascade Lake image the WTDPF for the first time in this sub-basin, which is located near the transition zone between the FLL and Rubicon Point Sections of the WTDPF. We observe two fault-strands trending N45°W across southern Cascade Lake for ~450 m. The strands produce scarps of ~5 m and ~2.7 m, respectively, on the lake

  19. Department of Education's Student Loan Programs: Are Tax Dollars at Risk? Hearing before the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources of the Committee on Government Reform. House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session.

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Reform.

    This hearing was held to consider whether the student loan programs of the Department of Education place tax dollars at risk. In his opening remarks, Representative John L. Mica (Florida) pointed out that for nearly 10 years, the U.S. General Accounting Office has labeled these programs as a high risk for fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. In…

  20. Performance as Promised: How the Chandra X-ray Observatory Accomplished One of Nasa's Most Challenging Missions for Billions of Dollars Less than Originally Planned

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    Davidson, Greg; Hefner, Keith

    2004-01-01

    As the nation looks toward bold new ventures in space, the Chandra X-ray Observatory program offers an example of how billion-dollar missions can be successfully developed within tightening fiscal constraints. Chandra experienced many of challenges facing bold space programs (state-of-the-art technical requirements and budget-induced slips and restructurings), and yet the Chandra team achieved nearly all the originally envisioned performance for dramatically lower cost. This was accomplished by a combination of team- work, systems engineering, advanced technology insertion, and effective approaches for program implementation. A thorough tradeoff of science utility vs. cost led to the selection of a highly elliptical orbit with uncrewed robotic delivery, deployment, and maintenance. Progressive, focused technology demonstrations were accomplished prior to commitment of major resources to critical elements of the system design, such as the high resolution mirror assembly (HRMA). Pathfinder hardware was developed to reduce risks. A variety of schedule risk reduction measures were implemented and resulted in the X-ray calibration taking place exactly within five days of its originally planned date after after five years of development. The team worked together in an effective manner to contain requirements creep. reductions such as the ACIS-2 chip device. It is estimated that the above combination of measures achieved the avoidance of over $4B in costs, while enabling a highly successful mission.

  1. Should Tax Dollars Subsidize Bigotry?

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    Doerr, Edd; Menendez, Albert J.

    1992-01-01

    If educational voucher plans become reality, U.S. taxpayers will find themselves supporting indoctrination and bigotry in at least some parochial school classrooms. The Catholic Church, the Episcopal Church, Quakers, Mormons, many great U.S. writers, African Americans, Native Americans, and the United Nations are disparaged or found to be…

  2. Your Insurance Dollar. Money Management.

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    Baran, Nancy H., Ed.

    This booklet provides some practical guidelines for determining total insurance needs, examining options, and comparing costs. It discusses how to fit insurance costs into an overall financial plan, the necessity of adequate liability coverage, and the importance of keeping policies up to date. The next four sections highlight the basic types of…

  3. A Five Dollar Physics Experiment

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    Jacobson, David

    1973-01-01

    Describes the construction of a simple apparatus capable of converting solar energy into mechanical energy. Construction of the engine'' is inexpensive, and should stimulate student interest in the idea of producing power directly from the sun. (JR)

  4. Mining Surveillance and Maintenance Dollars

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    MARTINEZ, R.

    2000-02-01

    Accelerating site cleanup to reduce facility risks to the workers, the public and the environment during a time of declining federal budgets represents a significant technical and economic challenge to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Operations Offices and their respective contractors. A significant portion of a facility's recurring annual expenses are associated with routine, long-term surveillance and maintenance (S&M) activities. However, ongoing S&M activities do nothing to reduce risks and basically spend money that could be reallocated towards facility deactivation. This paper discusses the background around DOE efforts to reduce surveillance and maintenance costs, one approach used to perform cost reviews, lessons learned from field implementation and what assistance is available to assist DOE sites in performing these evaluations.

  5. New Material Saves School Dollars.

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    School Business Affairs, 1984

    1984-01-01

    Hobbs Window Insulation, an inexpensive polyester material, can reduce heat loss or gain through single-pane glass by 70 percent. The product is translucent, has an insulative value of R-3, and is easy to install and remove. (MCG)

  6. School Site Decisions and Dollars.

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    Grube, Karl W.

    Three papers, each with an extensive bibliography, advance arguments concerning (1) the school site as a public land resource, (2) school board policy as related to economic alternatives for open space school site planning, and (3) the establishment of outdoor classrooms on school sites as public policy. In the first paper, the author contends…

  7. Your Travel Dollar. Money Management.

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    Baran, Nancy H., Ed.

    This illustrated guide was designed to familiarize consumers with planning a vacation trip, whether domestic or abroad. The guide covers setting up a budget; package tours; cruises and charter flights; travel agencies and clubs; and arranging stays in hotels/motels, rental condominiums, bed-and-breakfasts, hostels, campsites, and private…

  8. Dollars to the Classroom Act

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16

    2010-02-04

    02/23/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  9. Your Food Dollar. Money Management.

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    Baran, Nancy H., Ed.; Tarrant, Sharon M., Ed.

    This booklet on food buying power, 1 in a series of 12, covers all the basic aspects of personal- and family-money management. Suitable for use by high school and college students as well as adults, this handbook offers information on developing a shopping list, deciding where to shop, selecting the best buys, and reading food labels. Section 1 on…

  10. Dialing for Dollars: Telecommunication Pays.

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    Manning, Sherry

    1999-01-01

    Advances in telecommunications and provision of telecommunications services to college students can increase institutional revenue, improve campus and educational services, and aid in student retention. Colleges and universities have used creative financing to fund initial telecommunications investments and upgrades. Cash flow through student…

  11. Dollars to the Classroom Act

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16

    2012-01-17

    03/29/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  12. SPECTROSCOPY OF {dollar}J/{bsol}PSI{dollar} AND {dollar}{bsol}PSI{bsol}SP{bsol}PRIME{dollar} CHARMONIUM RESONANCES

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    Ginsburg, Camille Maire

    Charmonium resonances J/psi and psi^' have been studied by their formation in pp annihilation and their decay into electromagnetic final states. Measurements of the total widths of J/psi and psi^', some of their branching ratios, and helicity parameters for their formation in pp annihilation have been made. Cross sections for the continuum production of e^+e^ - in pp annihilations, which lead to proton form factors in the time-like momentum transfer region, have also been measured.

  13. Good Sense With Our Dollars.

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    Snyder, Sarah

    A booklet for limited English speakers on money management provides information on savings accounts, checking accounts, choosing a bank, and the basics of budgeting. Cartoons, questions about the message in cartoons and narrative passages, checklists on things to consider, and the phonetic pronunciation of key words are presented. Specific topics…

  14. Infopreneurs: Turn Data into Dollars.

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    Weitzen, H. Skip

    1989-01-01

    Describes seven activities that offer opportunities for entrepreneurs working with information: leveraging database information; customizing information; facilitating access to information; speeding up the flow of information; repackaging information; providing around the clock delivery; and integrating computer, telephone, and electronic funds…

  15. A method for examining the geospatial distribution of CO2 storage resources applied to the Pre-Punta Gorda Composite and Dollar Bay reservoirs of the South Florida Basin, U.S.A

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    Roberts-Ashby, Tina; Brandon N. Ashby,

    2016-01-01

    This paper demonstrates geospatial modification of the USGS methodology for assessing geologic CO2 storage resources, and was applied to the Pre-Punta Gorda Composite and Dollar Bay reservoirs of the South Florida Basin. The study provides detailed evaluation of porous intervals within these reservoirs and utilizes GIS to evaluate the potential spatial distribution of reservoir parameters and volume of CO2 that can be stored. This study also shows that incorporating spatial variation of parameters using detailed and robust datasets may improve estimates of storage resources when compared to applying uniform values across the study area derived from small datasets, like many assessment methodologies. Geospatially derived estimates of storage resources presented here (Pre-Punta Gorda Composite = 105,570 MtCO2; Dollar Bay = 24,760 MtCO2) were greater than previous assessments, which was largely attributed to the fact that detailed evaluation of these reservoirs resulted in higher estimates of porosity and net-porous thickness, and areas of high porosity and thick net-porous intervals were incorporated into the model, likely increasing the calculated volume of storage space available for CO2 sequestration. The geospatial method for evaluating CO2 storage resources also provides the ability to identify areas that potentially contain higher volumes of storage resources, as well as areas that might be less favorable.

  16. Head Start: Ensuring Dollars Benefit the Children. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Education and Early Childhood Development of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session (April 5, 2005). Senate Hearing 109-119

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    US Senate, 2005

    2005-01-01

    In his opening statement, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), chairman, Subcommittee on Education and Early Childhood Development, stated that one responsibility of Congress is to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being spent for the purposes intended and for the children intended. Between January 2003 and the first months of this year, there were…

  17. Custodial Training Makes Sense and Saves Dollars.

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    Petersen, David

    2002-01-01

    Explains that due to the complexity of today's custodial work, extensive education and training is required. This includes basic commercial/industrial cleaning techniques; hygiene procedures; asbestos awareness; management, scheduling, and budgeting; chemical usage; and calculating operations efficiency. Details the in-depth custodial training of…

  18. Shopping for Dollars? Try This List!

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    DiGeronimo, Joseph

    1991-01-01

    A California school superintendent presents clever savings tips, including boosting average daily attendance, sparing new hires, bird dogging insurance interest, disposing of surplus school property, recruiting students attending nonpublic schools, creating more classroom space, contracting for part-time help, reducing vandalism, marketing staff…

  19. Dollars & Sense: Students' Integer Perspectives

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    Whitacre, Ian; Bishop, Jessica Pierson; Philipp, Randolph A.; Lamb, Lisa L.; Schappelle, Bonnie P.

    2014-01-01

    A story problem about borrowing money, presented in this article, may be represented with positive or negative numbers and thought about in different ways. The authors describe ideas related to integers (both positive and negative) and how students used them in relation to a story problem, and how they related these ideas to equations.

  20. Save Energy, Save Dollars. Information Bulletin 125.

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    State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Human Ecology at Cornell Univ.

    This cooperative extension publication from Cornell University is a guide for energy conservation in homes, apartments, and transportation. Written in non-technical language, this guide provides the layperson with information about weatherization, home appliance use, recreation and transportation practices to conserve energy and, thus, save money.…

  1. The High Cost of Saving Energy Dollars.

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    Rose, Patricia

    1985-01-01

    In alternative financing a private company provides the capital and expertise for improving school energy efficiency. Savings are split between the school system and the company. Options for municipal leasing, cost sharing, and shared savings are explained along with financial, procedural, and legal considerations. (MLF)

  2. End-Users: Dreams or Dollars.

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    Arnold, Stephen E.

    1987-01-01

    Examines strategies for marketing online searching to new users, discusses reasons why people become online searchers, and presents data on the business information market. The pricing issue and special librarians as a market segment are also considered. (EM)

  3. Cloud Network Helps Stretch IT Dollars

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    Collins, Hilton

    2012-01-01

    No matter how many car washes or bake sales schools host to raise money, adding funds to their coffers is a recurring problem. This perpetual financial difficulty makes expansive technology purchases or changes seem like a pipe dream for school CIOs and has education technologists searching for ways to stretch money. In 2005, state K-12 school…

  4. Concrete Durability: A Multibillion-Dollar Opportunity

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1987-01-01

    1985. Durability of building materials: Durability research in the United States and the influence of RILEM on durability research. Materiaux et...the porosity, microstructure. and permeability of the final concrete and, to a large * extent, its resistance to environmental attack. This is well...to resist dilation induced by freezing. Large-sized aggregate pieces are far more susceptible than small-sized pieces of aggregate of the same type and

  5. Making Sense of Dollars and Cents

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    Sorenson, Richard

    2010-01-01

    Principals must devote a vast amount of time and energy to campus funding and budgetary issues because budgeting and accounting procedures are an integral part of an effective instructional program. In fact, a principal's role in the budgetary process significantly impacts both budget development and instructional planning. Principals who fail to…

  6. BOTOX and our tax dollars at work

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    This seminar is intended for Masters level graduate students in biology at the University of the Pacific. Topics of the seminar will include information on USDA-ARS research at the Albany location and general background on botulism and neurotoxin biology. In addition, the following FCR unit botulinu...

  7. Your Equipment Dollar, [Revised.] Money Management.

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    Baran, Nancy H., Ed.; Tarrant, Sharon M., Ed.

    This booklet on household equipment, 1 in a series of 12, covers all the basic aspects of personal- and family-money management. Suitable for use by high school and college students as well as adults, this handbook offers information to help buyers purchase household equipment that is within their budget. Section 1 discusses managing equipment…

  8. Let the Dollars Follow the Child

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    Whitehurst, Grover J.

    2012-01-01

    Washington is at a crossroads on K-12 education policy. Policymakers can (1) continue down the path of top-down accountability; (2) devolve power to states and districts, thereby returning to the status quo of the mid-1990s; or (3) rethink the fundamentals, do something different, and empower parental choice. This article discusses how the federal…

  9. Uranium in Canada: A billion dollar industry

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    Ruzicka, V. )

    1989-12-01

    In 1988, Canada maintained its position as the world's leading producer of uranium with an output of more than 12,400 MT of uranium in concentrates, worth $1.1 billion Canadian. As domestic requirements represent only 15% of current Canadian production, most of the output was exported. With current implementation of the Canada/US Free Trade Agreement, the US has become Canada's major uranium export customer. With a large share of the world's known uranium resources, Canada remains the focus of international uranium exploration activity. In 1988, the uranium exploration expenditures in Canada exceeded $58 million Canadian. The principal exploration targets were deposits associated with Proterozoic unconformities in Saskatchewan and Northwest Territories, particularly those in the Athabasca and Thelon basin regions of the Canadian Shield. Major attention was also paid to polymetallic deposits in which uranium is associated with precious metals, such as gold and platinum group elements. Conceptual genetic models for these deposit types represent useful tools to guide exploration.

  10. Your Housing Dollar. Money Management. Revised.

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    Baran, Nancy H., Ed.

    This booklet is designed to help individuals make housing decisions in an informed, rational manner. It is suitable for personal use by adults or for classroom use in junior high through adult home economics or consumer education classes. After helping the reader determine needs and wants and how much money is available for housing, the booklet…

  11. Ten-dollar thermal infrared imager

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    Hobbs, Philip C. D.

    2001-12-01

    A thermal infrared imager of competitive sensitivity and very simple construction is presented. It is a pyroelectric device of 96 pixels, based on ferroelectric polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF). It uses a novel charge-dispensing multiplexer based on ordinary light emitting diodes to achieve a noise-equivalent temperature change (NETD) of 0.13 K at a 5 Hz frame rate (2.1 Hz BW). Design information, theory, and measured performance are presented. Achieving such a low total system cost requires the use of the very least expensive optical system, a moulded polyethylene Fresnel lens, whose advantages and limitations are discussed. Several possible improvements, aggregating approximately 30 dB in sensitivity are also discussed, leading to the interesting possibility of few-millikelvin NETD values with an uncooled pyroelectric device of extremely low cost.

  12. Your Clothing Dollar. [Revised.] Money Management.

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    Baran, Nancy H., Ed.; Tarrant, Sharon M., Ed.

    This booklet on clothing, 1 in a series of 12 covers all the basic aspects of personal- and family-money management. Suitable for use by high school and college students as well as adults, this handbook gives wardrobe planning, buying, and care information. The first three sections consider the functions of clothing, the importance of…

  13. Penny-Wise, Dollar-Foolish.

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    Griffin, C. W.

    1979-01-01

    A veteran energy author discusses the economic deterrents to energy-conservation design measures inherent in the present tax laws, and proposes a standard energy tax reduction as a potential solution. (Author)

  14. SQA on five dollars a day

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    Not Available

    1994-09-01

    This report discusses the following topics: Software safety and reliability issues in safety-related systems; software use control assessment; Testing: Beyond theory; Software process improvement: Formalized unit testing; Software defect analysis for a nuclear weapons application; Function point analysis for estimation of software development schedules; SEI maturity in the Work for Other Program; SSEC SEI experiences; Planning for a Software Engineering Institute (SEI) assessment; Software process improvement, metrics; Software engineering technology plank: Building quality in; Software quality assurance at Y-12; Total quality and SQA at the Kansas City plant; The Software Technology Center at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: Software engineering technology transfer in a scientific R&D laboratory; and Institutionalizing the information engineering environment: A practitioner`s perspective.

  15. School Districts Can Stretch the School Dollar

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    Petrilli, Michael J.

    2012-01-01

    Many districts continue to face budget challenges of historic proportions. Decisions made in the coming months will carry significant repercussions for years to come. The path of least resistance is to slash budgets in ways that erode schooling. In this scenario, important reforms are left behind, overall services are diminished, innovations are…

  16. Million Dollar Busing: Saving Money through Privatization

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    Crates, Cheryl

    2009-01-01

    The economic crisis has had--and will continue to have--a dramatic effect on tax revenue and education spending throughout the United States and beyond. Yet children still show up for school every day in need of an education. In times like these, educators and school business managers must be as committed as ever to providing it. The economic…

  17. Stretching Energy Dollars for Healthy Schools

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    Angerame, Timothy

    2011-01-01

    When financial savings are critical to every institution, facility managers demand even more from their energy systems while looking to spend less. One way to achieve significant energy savings and healthy schools without making a substantial capital investment is through energy monitoring and chiller plant optimization. The greatest energy…

  18. Reducing Federal Energy Dollars Act of 2011

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE

    2011-05-12

    06/09/2011 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 112-273. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  19. Measuring the Dollar Value of Volunteering.

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    Ironmonger, Duncan

    1998-01-01

    Describes the use of sample surveys to estimate the amount of time spent volunteering. States that it is necessary to estimate the number of hours involved and to establish an appropriate value per hour. (SK)

  20. Team B: The trillion dollar experiment

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    Cahn, A.H.; Prados, J.

    1993-04-01

    Team B was an experiment in competetive threat assessments approved by the director of the CIA at that time, George Bush. Teams of experts were to make independent assessments of highly classified data used by the intelligence community to assess Soviet strategic forces in the yearly National Intelligence Estimates. In this article, two experts report on how a group of Cold War outside experts were invited to second-guess the policies of the CIA. The question explored here is whether or not these outside experts of the 1970s contributed to the military buildup of the 1980s.

  1. Stretch Your PC Dollars--Buy Clones.

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    True, John

    1986-01-01

    Relates how the story of how San Francisco State University evaluated IBM PC look-alikes, considered some of the risks involved, and decided to purchase over 100 of them. Questions of compatibility, vendor longevity, support, and other risk management issues are discussed. (Author/MLW)

  2. End-Users: Dollars but Doubts.

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    Arnold, Stephen E.

    1989-01-01

    Identifies existing categories of end users of online information retrieval systems, discusses problems that have been encountered by information providers and customers, and suggests strategies for capturing new end-user markets. Issues discussed include user cordial interfaces, CD-ROM products, ethics involved in information provision, and…

  3. 5 Smart Investments for Your Tech Dollars

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    Demski, Jennifer

    2010-01-01

    A downturn in the economic climate and an upturn in the technological climate might be higher education IT's "perfect storm." The confluence of budget cuts with the increased reliance on technology in almost all disciplines and administrative areas has put enormous pressure on campus IT leaders to pinpoint and fund tech services that achieve…

  4. Your Shopping Dollar. [Revised.] Money Management.

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    Baran, Nancy H., Ed.; Tarrant, Sharon M., Ed.

    This booklet on shopping, 1 in a series of 12, covers all the basic aspects of personal- and family-money management. Suitable for use by high school and college students as well as adults, this handbook tells how to plan spending, develop shopping skills, and handle consumer problems effectively. Section 1 on consumers and the economy overviews…

  5. Sustainable business makes dollars and sense.

    PubMed Central

    Fields, Scott

    2002-01-01

    The last decade has marked a radical change in the business of sustainability, say environmental activists and industrialists alike. On the wane are "greenwashing" campaigns in which corporations promote dubious environmental accomplishments to draw attention away from environmentally damaging practices. On the rise are corporate investments in sustainability programs, new types of environmental markets, and public demand for green products and investments. Once an afterthought, an annoyance, or a nonentity, sustainability is now often a focal point for businesses. No longer thought of as a business cost, environmentally benign practices are now viewed as a competitive advantage as companies seek to win both stockholders and customers. PMID:11882490

  6. How Military Personnel Can Stretch Their Dollars.

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    Forrest, Ernest E., Jr.

    The paper deals with the need for personal finance training in the service. Through the media of a survey conducted at the USAWC and CGSC, it was determined that personal finance training was highly desired by respondents, that the median knowledge level of personal finance subjects was very low, and that most of the respondents could improve…

  7. Conducting a Survey: The Dollars and Sense of It.

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    Boser, Judith A.

    This paper helps researchers develop criteria for conducting surveys. Cost considerations frame the paper's suggestions. Specifically, the text advises that researchers consider the human and material resources needed, type of survey instrument, medium for conducting the survey (mail, telephone, personal interview, etc.), data analysis…

  8. Gambling with stimulus payments: feeding gaming machines with federal dollars.

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    Lye, Jenny; Hirschberg, Joe

    2014-09-01

    In late 2008 and early 2009 the Australian Federal Government introduced a series of economic stimulus packages designed to maintain consumer spending in the early days of the Great Recession. When these packages were initiated the media suggested that the wide-spread availability of electronic gaming machines (EGMs, e.g. slot machines, poker machines, video lottery terminals) in Australia would result in stimulating the EGMs. Using state level monthly data we estimate that the stimulus packages led to an increase of 26 % in EGM revenues. This also resulted in over $60 million in additional tax revenue for State Governments. We also estimate a short-run aggregate income demand elasticity for EGMs to be approximately 2.

  9. The MET Project: The Wrong 45 Million Dollar Question

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    Gabriel, Rachael; Allington, Richard

    2012-01-01

    In 2009, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded the investigation of a $45 million question: How can we identify and develop effective teaching? Now that the findings from their Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project have been released, it's clear they asked a simpler question, namely, What other measures match up well with value-added…

  10. The Million-Dollar President, Soon to Be Commonplace?

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    Chronicle of Higher Education, 2006

    2006-01-01

    This article reports the results of a survey conducted by "The Chronicle" that examined college presidents' compensation. The survey found a 53-percent increase in presidents' compensation. While the salaries do not have an eye-popping quotient as those of corporate CEOs'--whose median compensation was just over $6 million among the 350 largest US…

  11. Common Core Units in Business Education: Dollars and Sense.

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    Goria, Joan

    This secondary unit of instruction on making change is one of sixteen Common Core Units in Business Education (CCUBE). The units were designed for implementing the sixteen common core competencies identified in the California Business Education Program Guide for Office and Distributive Education. Each competency-based unit is designed to…

  12. How to fabricate robust microfluidic systems for a dollar

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lapierre, Florian; Cameron, Neil R.; Oakeshott, John; Peat, Thomas; Zhu, Yonggang

    2013-12-01

    Since the past decade, the interest towards microfluidic devices has sensibly grown due to the wide variety of multidisciplinary applications. One branch of the microfluidic domain consists in the synthesis of various types of emulsions requested by cosmetic, food and biotechnological industries In particular, monodisperse water-in-oil microemulsion synthetised in microfluidic devices are quickly becoming the new generation of emulsions for precise bead control and high surface area. These microemulsions are generally aqueous bioreactors in the form of droplets from 500 nm to 10 μm in diameter, enclosed in an oil environment. An increasing demand for bigger emulsions has led us to investigate new techniques for fabricating fluidic devices allowing a better control over the final size of the droplets. An easy, cheap, reproducible and fast technology for generating emulsions in the range of 100s μm with high throughout (up to mL/h) is reported. Simply using pipette tips and tubing, an innovative microfluidic device was fabricated, able to synthetise water-in-oil emulsions within the range 50 - 500 _μm and double emulsions. These new emulsions are currently used for the synthesis of highly porous polymers beads from High Internal Phase Emulsion (HIPE). These beads will find high potential in 3D cell culture due to their high porosity (up to 90%) and pore size (from 5 to 30μm).

  13. Many segments and few dollars: SALT solutions for ELTs?

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Buckley, David A. H.; Meiring, Jacobus G.; Swiegers, Jian; Swart, Gerhard P.

    2004-07-01

    The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) is a little over 18 months away from completion (in early 2005). It is based on the innovative tilted-Arecibo optical analog, first pioneered by the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET). By the end of 2003, all major subsystems, including the verification instrument, will be in place and the commissioning of them begun. Tests of a 7-segment subset of the mirror array, including the Shack-Hartmann alignment instrument, the mirror actuators, capacitive edge sensors and active control system has recently started. The first engineering on-sky tests involving the complete light path, from object to detector, have begun. SALT's primary mirror consists of 91 identical segments mounted on a 9 point whiffle tree mount, using three actuators to control tip and tilt, and a foil-type capacitive edge sensor to detect mirror misalignment. These 480 relatively affordable sensors are permanently attached to the segment edges, and are capable of measuring all misalignment modes, including global radius of curvature. This sensing system, used together with a Shack-Hartman wavefront instrument at the center of curvature, controls the primary mirror array, and could be scaled to an array of the size envisaged for an ELT. SALT has developed some innovative designs improvement over the original HET concept. These include a more effective spherical aberration corrector (SAC), interferometric distance sensing and laser auto-collimation of the prime focus payload, the use of newly developed efficient and durable mirror coatings on the SAC optics, and the use of economical low expansion ceramics for the primary mirror segments. These innovative and cost effective solutions used on SALT have potential applications to ELT designs.

  14. Effective Systems To Cope with Increasing Demands and Decreasing Dollars.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ferland, Raymond A.; DiMaria, Joseph P.

    As a solution to the problem of serving large numbers of students with a small staff, the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) has adopted three new technologies to advise and register students and respond to telephone inquiries. The first of the technological innovations is TELUS, a telephone voice response registration system offered as an…

  15. The Million Dollar Bowl. OSHA in the Office.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Swartz, Carl

    Accidents to office workers add up to 40,000 injuries and more than 200 deaths a year, amounting to expenses from medical assistance and loss of productivity of $100 million. Leading types of accidents are falling caused by slipping on slick or wet floors, tripping over file drawers, slipping on debris on stairs, injuries from poor lighting,…

  16. Non-value-added time: the million dollar nursing opportunity.

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    Storfjell, Judith Lloyd; Ohlson, Susan; Omoike, Osei; Fitzpatrick, Therese; Wetasin, Kanokwan

    2009-01-01

    The dual crises of high healthcare costs and the nursing shortage require a better understanding of inpatient nursing unit activities and, more specifically, their costs and the drivers of inefficiencies. This includes knowing not only how staff spend their time but also how much of this time is non-value-added (NVA) because wasted time leads to both high costs and nurse dissatisfaction. The authors discuss a study that determined the NVA time and costs of acute care nursing unit staff, identified drivers of high-cost NVA time, and compared activities and costs by type of nursing unit. These data have considerable implications for developing efficient and effective nursing care delivery models and for implementing process improvement and staff satisfaction initiatives.

  17. Tapping into a Billion Dollar Resource, SBIR/STTR

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mexcur, Paul; Kalshoven, James

    2002-10-01

    This presentation provides an overview of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs as implemented by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). These programs, as mandated by Congress, provide an opportunity for small, high technology companies and research institutions to participate in Government sponsored research and development (R&D) efforts in key technology areas. This presentation describes the background and operation of these two programs and discusses what factors a business should consider in making the decision to participate.

  18. Dollars and sense: the financial impact of Canadian wellness initiatives†.

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    Wilkin, Christa L; Connelly, Catherine E

    2015-09-01

    The popular press reports anecdotal benefits of organizational initiatives that are designed to improve employees' work-life balance and wellness, but the long-term impact of these initiatives on firms' financial performance is unknown. Our longitudinal study of publicly traded Canadian organizations uses the strategic human resources management framework to explain why these initiatives may affect their financial performance. We use an exploratory factor analysis of three waves of archival data to identify two types of initiatives and regression to measure their impact on return on assets (ROA). Our findings suggest that, after 2 years, health promotion initiatives significantly decreased ROA, while work-life balance initiatives significantly increased it. Both effects became non-significant over the longer term.

  19. Raspberry Pi: a 35-dollar device for viewing DICOM images.

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    Paiva, Omir Antunes; Moreira, Renata de Oliveira

    2014-01-01

    Raspberry Pi is a low-cost computer created with educational purposes. It uses Linux and, most of times, freeware applications, particularly a software for viewing DICOM images. With an external monitor, the supported resolution (1920 × 1200 pixels) allows for the set up of simple viewing workstations at a reduced cost.

  20. Digging up Classroom Dollars on DonorsChoose

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    Curriculum Review, 2006

    2006-01-01

    Back in 2000, Charles Best was teaching at Wings Academy, an alternative high school in the Bronx, when he got the idea for a Web site where teachers could solicit donations for class projects. With help from his students, DonorsChoose.org soon was born. Last year, the site won Amazon.com's Nonprofit Innovation Award. So far, DonorsChoose has…

  1. Pharmacists as fiscal auditors save hospital millions of dollars.

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    Corchnoy, B

    1987-11-01

    Pharmacist expertise in medical terminology and knowledge of medical procedures performed in a teaching community hospital plus the ability to communicate well and arbitrate helps a fiscal department of a hospital to ward off third-party challenges of hospital billings, thus creating loss avoidance, reduction of accounts receivable by over $5,000,000, and increased hospital revenue of approximately 2%.

  2. Big Dollar Steam Savings Achieved at Duke's Laundry Facility.

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    Friedman, Bob; Black, Jerry

    1999-01-01

    Examines how Duke University facility management, faced with a triple-fold increase in steam use in its medical center laundry, made improvements that resulted in a three-month payback. Removing the flash tank from the condensate, repiping of the condensate system, and installing of a steam-metering system are discussed. (GR)

  3. Dollars from Sense: The Economic Benefits of Renewable Energy

    DOE R&D Accomplishments Database

    1997-09-01

    This document illustrates direct economic benefits, including job creation, of renewable energy technologies. Examples of electricity generation from biomass, wind power, photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, and geothermal energy are given, with emphasis on the impact of individual projects on the state and local community. Employment numbers at existing facilities are provided, including total national employment for each renewable industry where available. Renewable energy technologies offer economic advantages because they are more labor-intensive than conventional generation technologies, and they use primarily indigenous resources.

  4. Put a Dollar Value on Your Training Programs.

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    Sheppeck, Michael A.; Cohen, Stephen L.

    1985-01-01

    Various types of human resource accounting systems are described and analyzed: asset models, expense models, the utility formula, cost/benefit analysis, and a comprehensive program design. Steps in this last design (e.g., review all jobs in the organization, analyze training needs for targeted jobs, determine training programs that have the…

  5. Defense Acquisitions: How and Where DOD Spends Its Contracting Dollars

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-04-30

    otherwise legally commit to spending money. Outlays occur when obligations are liquidated (primarily through the issuance of checks, electronic fund...inputs and more on electronic ‘machine-to-machine’ approaches.”48 Despite the systems update, GAO said “[i]nformation in FPDS-NG can only be as reliable... Electronic Equipment Components 60 - Fiber Optics Materials and Components 61 - Electric Wire, and Power and Distribution Equipment 62 - Lighting

  6. Road to trillion dollar energy savings: a safe energy platform

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1984-01-01

    A challenge to the Reagan administration's view that the energy situation has improved as a result of its policies gives the credit to conservation and solar programs developed under the Carter administration. The authors identify continued dependency upon vulnerable foreign oil imports, the further spread of nuclear technology, the construction of complex centralized energy facilities, and dependence upon fossil and synthetic resources that threaten to alter the global atmosphere as problems which must be addressed if consumers are to avoid a doubling of energy costs in the future. Using policy recommendations, they show how we can shift from a high-cost, high-risk depletable energy system to a low-cost, low-risk, sustainable energy system called for in the National Energy Policy Plan. The Consumer Energy Savings Act, Resource Wars Prevention Act, and Solar Atomic Energy Act will be major vehicles. 373 references, 3 figures, 3 tables.

  7. Look beyond the Obvious Energy Savers to Conserve School Dollars.

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    Wisniewski, Adrian T.

    1985-01-01

    Describes a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, school system's energy conservation project that insulated utility tunnels and pipes in two schools. Energy savings will pay back the insulation cost in less than two years. (MD)

  8. Risk Management: Getting the Most for Your Insurance Dollars

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    Abramson, Paul

    1973-01-01

    Analyze what insurance is intended to do by going through the risk management process: identify exposures to loss, measure their financial impact on the institution, rationalize the means of controlling exposures, prevent loss, and set up a program to minimize the impact of loss through insurance or other means. (Author)

  9. Small Ideas for Saving Big Health Care Dollars

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    Liu, Jodi L.; Lai, Deborah; Ringel, Jeanne S.; Vaiana, Mary E.; Wasserman, Jeffrey

    2014-01-01

    Abstract A focused review of recent RAND Health research identified small ideas that could save the U.S. health care system $13 to $22 billion per year, in the aggregate, if successfully implemented. In the substituting lower-cost treatments category, ideas are to reduce use of anesthesia providers in routine gastroenterology procedures for low-risk patients, change payment policy for emergency transport, increase use of lower-cost antibiotics for treatment of acute otitis media, shift care from emergency departments to retail clinics when appropriate, eliminate co-payments for higher-risk patients taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, increase use of $4 generic drugs, and reduce Medicare Part D use of brand-name prescription drugs by patients with diabetes. In the patient safety category, ideas are to prevent three types of health care–associated infections: (1) central line–associated bloodstream infections, (2) ventilator-associated pneumonia, and (3) catheter-associated urinary tract infections; use preoperative and anesthesia checklists to prevent operative and postoperative events; prevent in-facility pressure ulcers; use ultrasound guidance for central line placement; and prevent recurrent falls. Small ideas do not require systemic change; thus, they may be both more feasible to operationalize and less likely to encounter stiff political and organizational resistance. PMID:28083318

  10. Making Education Dollars Work: Issue Briefs. Governors Education Symposium, 2011

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    NGA Center for Best Practices, 2011

    2011-01-01

    The 2011 Governors Education Symposium, co-hosted by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Hunt Institute, focused on advancing education reform with limited resources, improving postsecondary completion and productivity, preparing career- and college-ready students and measuring and evaluating effective teaching.…

  11. 50 million dollar washing machine on-line at Galatia

    SciTech Connect

    Wright, A.

    1985-02-01

    The coal preparation plant at Kerr-McGee's Galatia mine in Illinois is designed to process 2 million ton/year. Details of the coal from the two-seam mine are given and a flow-sheet of the cleaning process is presented.

  12. Allocation of healthcare dollars: analysis of nonneonatal circumcisions in Florida.

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    Gutwein, Luke G; Alvarez, Juan F; Gutwein, Jenny L; Kays, David W; Islam, Saleem

    2013-09-01

    Circumcision remains a controversial operation. Most procedures are performed in the neonatal period and avoid general anesthesia. Legislation driven by policy statements from the American Academy of Pediatrics led to significant changes in circumcisions in Florida with a shift to nonneonatal procedures as a result of costs. We sought to study the prevalence and financial implications of nonneonatal circumcisions in Florida. A retrospective population study was performed using the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration outpatient procedure database. We queried for patients 0 to 17 years of age undergoing circumcision between 2003 and 2008. Demographics, charges, and insurance status were analyzed. From 2003 to 2008, 31,741 outpatient circumcisions were performed. Publicly funded circumcisions accounted for 17,537 charging the state $6,263 on average for each circumcision at an expense of $111.8 million for the 5-year time period analyzed. Publicly funded circumcision procedures increased more than sixfold (P < 0.0001) than those covered by private insurance. Black circumcision procedures increased 77.3 per cent, whereas white circumcisions increased 28.7 per cent. There has been a significant increase in the number of nonneonatal circumcisions performed. This has resulted in an increase in economic health care. Public funding of neonatal circumcision could result in significant cost savings and avoid potential complications of general anesthesia.

  13. On the political economy of risk: farmworkers, pesticides, and dollars.

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    Strigini, P

    1982-01-01

    The rapid industrialization of world agriculture has been one of the most eventful social and economic transformations taking place in the second half of the 20th century. Today two agricultures coexist in most countries: capital-intensive agri-business and labor-intensive subsistence farming. In the U.S., the former exploits largely nonwhite immigrant labor and the latter female unpaid labor, surviving as a "second job.' The striking increase of production in industrial agriculture has been accompanied by uneven and irrational development and by a tragic upsurge of mechanical accidents and chemical hazards. Current pesticide use poses a threat to workers and their families, the general public, the environment, and future generations. Acute risks begin to be known largely through farmworkers' exposure, while chronic risks are often inferred from experimental studies but generally are disregarded. Because of industry's historic neglect of health and environmental hazards, regulation has evolved under pressure from workers and citizens. Regulation is at present the best tool available to shape technological development according to society's needs and goals. Its basic requirements are information, reorientation of public resources, and democratic control. A major obstacle to its implementation is the inequitable social distribution of risks and benefits, within and among nations.

  14. How Are California's Education Dollars Spent? EdFact.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    EdSource, Inc., Palo Alto, CA.

    School spending decisions are made locally in California, mostly by the leaders in each school district. In making these decisions, local districts have to comply with the provisions of local collective bargaining contracts with employee unions and with state and federal regulations regarding how some money must be spent. An analysis of school…

  15. The Ultimate $uperpower: Supersized Dollars Drive "Waiting for "Superman"" Agenda

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    Miner, Barbara

    2011-01-01

    For nearly 40 years, according to this author, "follow the money" has been an axiom in both journalism and politics--although, as Shakespeare might complain, one "more honour'd in the breach than the observance." It is useful to resurrect the axiom in analyzing the multimedia buzz and policy debates swirling around the movie "Waiting for…

  16. Dollars and Sense: A Simple Approach to School Finance.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Little Hoover Commission, Sacramento, CA.

    In this report, California's Little Hoover Commission examines the historical context of and current problems with the state's education finance system. In developing the five findings and eight recommendations, the Commission looked for ways to streamline funding without losing sight of three goals: (1) providing childen who have diverse needs…

  17. How School Districts Can Stretch the School Dollar. Policy Brief

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    Petrilli, Michael J.

    2012-01-01

    While the economy may be turning around, local school districts nationwide continue to struggle mightily. The "new normal" of tougher budget times is here to stay for American K-12 education. So how can local officials cope? This policy brief provides a useful tool for navigating the financial challenges of the current school-funding climate,…

  18. Save Energy Dollars with DOE Operations and Maintenance Guide

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    Appel, Margo

    2010-01-01

    At budget-crunching time, school administrators and business officials sometimes find themselves trimming the district's budget for teachers, textbooks, and technology in order to cover ballooning energy costs. Nearly one-third of the energy consumed in the average U.S. school is wasted. The country's least efficient schools use four times more…

  19. Dollars and Sense in Presidential Compensation. A Trusteeship Roundtable

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    Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2006

    2006-01-01

    Recent public controversies over the pay and perquisites of college and university presidents have prompted soul searching among boards of trustees across the country. With the Senate Finance Committee now considering tax reforms that could affect nonprofit executive pay as well as college and university governance in general, "Trusteeship"…

  20. Your Savings and Investment Dollar. [Revised.] Money Management.

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    Baran, Nancy H., Ed.; Tarrant, Sharon M., Ed.

    This booklet on savings and investment, 1 in a series of 12, covers all the basic aspects of personal- and family-money management. Suitable for use by high school and college students as well as adults, this handbook shows how to develop a savings and investment program based on present and future needs and goals. Section 1 overviews savings and…

  1. Excellent amino acid racemization results from Holocene sand dollars

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kosnik, M.; Kaufman, D. S.; Kowalewski, M.; Whitacre, K.

    2015-12-01

    Amino acid racemization (AAR) is widely used as a cost-effective method to date molluscs in time-averaging and taphonomic studies, but it has not been attempted for echinoderms despite their paleobiological importance. Here we demonstrate the feasibility of AAR geochronology in Holocene aged Peronella peronii (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) collected from Sydney Harbour (Australia). Using standard HPLC methods we determined the extent of AAR in 74 Peronella tests and performed replicate analyses on 18 tests. We sampled multiple areas of two individuals and identified the outer edge as a good sampling location. Multiple replicate analyses from the outer edge of 18 tests spanning the observed range of D/Ls yielded median coefficients of variation < 4% for Asp, Phe, Ala, and Glu D/L values, which overlaps with the analytical precision. Correlations between D/L values across 155 HPLC injections sampled from 74 individuals are also very high (pearson r2 > 0.95) for these four amino acids. The ages of 11 individuals spanning the observed range of D/L values were determined using 14C analyses, and Bayesian model averaging was used to determine the best AAR age model. The averaged age model was mainly composed of time-dependent reaction kinetics models (TDK, 71%) based on phenylalanine (Phe, 94%). Modelled ages ranged from 14 to 5539 yrs, and the median 95% confidence interval for the 74 analysed individuals is ±28% of the modelled age. In comparison, the median 95% confidence interval for the 11 calibrated 14C ages was ±9% of the median age estimate. Overall Peronella yields exceptionally high-quality AAR D/L values and appears to be an excellent substrate for AAR geochronology. This work opens the way for time-averaging and taphonomic studies of echinoderms similar to those in molluscs.

  2. Corporate Training Delivery: Dollars and Sense. Unconventional Wisdom.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Workforce Economics, 2001

    2001-01-01

    With accelerating technology in the workplace, worker training has become a key component of almost every corporation's long-range strategic plan. Almost all companies provide some form of training in computer operations to new and existing employees, and more than 90 percent of companies also provided a range of management, leadership, and…

  3. Dollars, debts and duties: lessons from funding Australian general practice.

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    Rogers, Wendy A.; Veale, Bronwyn

    2000-09-01

    This study investigated changes in resource allocation and activities of Australian Divisions of General Practice associated with new funding procedures which link monies to nominated outcomes. The study involved analysis of annual reports and strategic plans, and semistructured telephone interviews with key personnel from 27 divisions of general practice. The main outcome measures were: number of activities in various nominated health areas; total and median expenditure per activity in each area; and methods of resource allocation. Despite a modest increase in funding to the total general practice divisions program over the two year period, expenditure decreased in the National Health Priority Areas of mental health, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, injuries and cancer. There was increased expenditure in the priority area of immunisation, which received dedicated funding. There was greatly increased expenditure in the areas of information technology and services to GPs (including continuing medical education, professional development and workforce issues). The ease of defining and measuring outcomes influenced the choice of activities. In 1996, activities were linked to formal needs analyses in approximately 20 per cent of cases. The most frequent driving force for projects was enthusiastic GPs. In 1998, resource allocation decisions were more explicitly linked to formal needs analyses; however, the standard of the needs analyses varied widely between divisions. Changes in funding procedures which use nominated outcomes as the major accountability mechanism may produce unexpected, and unintended results, including significantly decreased expenditure in areas with outcomes which are hard to define and measure but which are important for health improvement.

  4. Foreign Direct Investment: Effects of a "Cheap" Dollar

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-05-11

    Direct Investment.” The American Economic Review, June 1997, pp. 447-465. 12 Lipsey , Robert E. and Irving B. Kravis, The Competitive Position of U.S...information on this topic. Nevertheless, direct investment transactions as a whole seem to be tied more directly to the relative rates of economic ...growth between economies, as well as expected long-run rates of return and other economic factors, than to relatively short-term movements in the exchange

  5. Dollars and sense: Mitigating budget risk for ICD-10.

    PubMed

    Newell, Lucy Mancini; DeSilva, Joseph J

    2013-02-01

    The extended deadline for ICD-10 implementation is time that should not be wasted. Healthcare leaders should keep three things in mind: CFOs should approach the effort knowing the costs of ICD-10 implementation will be high and spread over multiple budget years. Training, productivity, and contractual issues are among key areas that will be challenged by ICD-10 implementation. Healthcare finance leaders should work to improve cash-on-hand and cash reserves prior to the ICD-10 deadline to ensure liquidity post-compliance.

  6. Scientists warn of 'trillion-dollar' spent-fuel risk

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gwynne, Peter

    2016-07-01

    A study by two Princeton University physicists suggests that a major fire in the spent nuclear fuel stored on the sites of US nuclear reactors could “dwarf the horrific consequences of the Fukushima accident”.

  7. Competing for School Improvement Dollars: State Grant-Making Strategies

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lazarin, Melissa

    2012-01-01

    In 2009 the Obama administration announced a focused commitment to turn around 5,000 of the United States' chronically lowest-performing public schools as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This commitment came with $3 billion in funding for the School Improvement Grant program, or SIG, along with new guidelines to ensure…

  8. How Much Is That in Dollars?: Costly International Downsizing

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    Renard, Monika; Tracy, Kay

    2011-01-01

    Economic downturns can lead companies doing business internationally to cut costs by reducing staff and/or closing subsidiaries. Efficiency in downsizing can put people and capital to their most effective use. This exercise educates students about country differences in labor termination practices, costs, legal requirements for downsizing, and…

  9. White Nail Radio Transmitter: Billion Dollar Savings through Energy Efficiency

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-05-10

    energy consumption ashore by 50 percent CNO, Navy Energy Vision, P 10 White Nail Vision Your Cell Phone Cell ...Greenhouse Gas Power 4 1 Energy Navy Use 7.3 Billion kWh White Nail Cell Phone Savings 11 Billion kWh One and a half times!!! Saves the output of four of...Estimated Total Number of transmitters 3,000,000 Estimated total power saved Watt 1,250,000,000 Cell Phone Transmitter Efficiency 1.25 Gigawatts

  10. A Trillion-Dollar Question: What Predicts Student Loan Delinquencies?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mezza, Alvaro; Sommer, Kamila

    2016-01-01

    The recent significant increase in student loan delinquencies has generated interest in understanding the key factors predicting the non-performance of these loans. However, despite the large size of the student loan market, existing analyses have been limited by lack of data. This paper studies predictors of student loan delinquencies using a…

  11. Dollar for Dollar: Racial and ethnic inequalities in health and health-related outcomes among persons with very high income.

    PubMed

    Wilson, Kanetha B; Thorpe, Roland J; LaVeist, Thomas A

    2017-03-01

    Racial and ethnic disparities in health have been well-documented, and low SES is widely considered to be a driver of this relationship. However, the race-social class-health interrelationship is complex, as several studies have found race disparities between racial/ethnic minorities and whites at middle- income levels. Research on higher income persons is complicated by the lack of data for persons with incomes about $75,000. Most national datasets collect income data in categories with the highest income category being $75,000 and above. In our study, we examined racial/ethnic disparities in health status and behaviors among persons of very high income, reported income of $175,000 or above per year. Data are from the Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys (MEPS). Our findings revealed health disparities in 10 of the 16 health-related outcomes selected. African Americans were most dissimilar to whites at this income and with disadvantages on 6 health outcomes relative to whites. While results also showed some disparities for Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans relative to whites, these groups were advantaged, relative to whites on several health outcomes. Our findings indicate that income does not fully explain racial/ethnic disparities in health. Most public interventions are targeted to low income persons. However, public health interventions should target minority individuals of very high income as well, especially African Americans.

  12. THE HUNDRED BILLION DOLLAR BONUS: Global Energy Efficiency Lessons from India

    SciTech Connect

    Paul, Seema; Sathaye, Jayant

    2011-03-01

    At a time when India and other nations are grappling with myriad energy-related challenges, including unstable, costly power sources and growing greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency offers an alternative at a fraction of the cost of other new sources of energy. A consortium of leading Indian regulators, nongovernmental organizations, and international experts has recognized this opportunity and is working to develop effective policies that will bring significant domestic benefits to India while accelerating the global transition to energy efficiency.

  13. Constructing a Self-Funded Program Takes More than Just Dollars and Cents

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Burke, Scott

    2012-01-01

    With a little ingenuity and a lot of dedication, the author created a self-funded construction program that is weathering the ups and downs of school funding; it enjoys great support from the community, is accomplishing more with less, and collaborative efforts between teachers are paying off. Creating such a program takes time, vision,…

  14. Health care crisis needs new approaches, not more dollars. Interview by Debra Mamorsky.

    PubMed

    Goodman, J C

    1993-01-01

    An economist and analyst of public policy explains why medical spending accounts, a multitiered health care system, and elimination of government mandates would help solve the nation's health care crisis.

  15. Dollar's Steep Decline Seen Limiting Overseas Activities by U.S. Academics.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jacobson, Robert L.

    1987-01-01

    Declining involvement of American students and scholars overseas because of unstable currency exchange rates is causing concern at a time when American sophistication in international affairs is becoming more important to the nation's future. (MSE)

  16. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company. Part 5 (1005-4810)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1991-01-01

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  17. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company. Part 7. (1005-2845)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-01-01

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  18. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company. Part 7 (6650-9999)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1991-01-01

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  19. Gifts of the Magi: "Chef," "Million Dollar Arm," and Cultural Mixtures

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    Beck, Bernard

    2014-01-01

    When groups using different cultural systems encounter one another in diverse societies, their previous cultures are transformed into a merged, complex cultural picture. Some culture areas are preserved while others are adjusted, exchanged, and merged. In our society, introducing groups to the cooking of other groups is a form of contact which…

  20. 77 FR 22467 - Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Fresh Market Tomato (Dollar Plan) Crop Provisions

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-04-16

    ... administrative review process of good farming practices as applicable, must be exhausted before any action... for all producers regardless of the size of their farming operation. For instance, all producers are... have produced per acre assuming normal growing conditions and practices by the end of the...

  1. An institutionally funded program for educational research and development grants: it makes dollars and sense.

    PubMed

    Albanese, M; Horowitz, S; Moss, R; Farrell, P

    1998-07-01

    Lack of funding for educational research and a paucity of researchers with academic credibility have been identified as the key issues facing the medical education research enterprise. The authors argue that institutionally supported programs for educational research and development grants can help to address these issues. This report (1) describes the general rationale for having such programs, (2) describes the development of such a program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, and (3) reports the outcome of the first three cycles of awards. The program outcomes include 28 intramurally funded projects, a 200% increase in funds for educational research from local sources other than the medical school, two new grants funded from extramural sources, one peer-reviewed publication, three presentations at national meetings, and six presentations at local meetings. Such a program is an excellent mechanism for demonstrating the administration's support for educational efforts and also provides a way to factor peer review of educational efforts into the faculty promotion process. The authors argue that these two reasons alone are sufficient to justify the development of such programs, although the outcomes at the University of Wisconsin also show compelling added value.

  2. Tomorrow`s energy today for cities and counties: Energy dollars relieve municipal budget pressures

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    1995-10-01

    All cities and counties are heavy energy users, but many opportunities exist for savings. According to the National Science Foundation, cities can often reduce energy costs by 15% without affecting the services they provide to their citizens. These reductions can take place in almost all municipal operations, including buildings, water supply and treatment, and transportation. One opportunity for savings in a municipality that requires little upfront investment involves coordinating an energy program. This is a key first step to effective energy management. This process usually involves all city departments and often relies on the expertise of existing staff. There are at least two financial components of effective energy management: accounting and budget incentives. The article explains how these incentives work and how Phoenix, Arizona lowered its energy bill.

  3. U3As in Australia and New Zealand: Society's Four Million-Dollar Bonanza.

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    Swindell, Rick; Vassella, Ken

    University of the Third Age (U3A) programs in Australia and New Zealand were examined through data collected from 126 U3A groups in Australia and 20 in New Zealand. The 24,870 responses and 2,002 responses obtained in Australia and New Zealand, respectively, represented 76% and 77% of U3A group members in the two countries. Data were collected…

  4. Initiatives for Containing the Cost of Higher Education. Stretching the Higher Education Dollar. Special Report 1

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    Massy, William F.

    2013-01-01

    In this article, the author offers a comprehensive reform agenda for policymakers interested in cost containment. Massy lays out a series of initiatives that, working in tandem, can promote the larger goal of compelling colleges to spend money wisely. Among the individual reforms Massy proposes are creating a national database of cost-containment…

  5. Stretching the Software Dollar: MS-DOS Shareware and Public Domain Software.

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    Grosch, Audrey N.

    1989-01-01

    Discusses shareware and public domain software for MS-DOS systems that are available through bulletin board systems (BBS). Problems with computer viruses are discussed; shareware available for communications, database and file management, spreadsheets, word processing, and menuing software is described; and source information for software is…

  6. 26 CFR 1.985-3 - United States dollar approximate separate transactions method.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... Inventory Purchases: 0 0 (Jan.-Feb.) 15,000,000h 20:1 750,000 (Mar.-Apr.) 10,000,000 21:1 476,190 (May-June... liabilities: 35,000,000 40:1 875,000 Liability A 150,000,000 40:1 3,750,000 Liability B 80,000,000 40:1 2,000,000 Liability C 30,000,000 40:1 750,000 Total Liabilities 295,000,000h $7,375,000 1 S ages...

  7. 26 CFR 1.985-3 - United States dollar approximate separate transactions method.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... Inventory Purchases: 0 0 (Jan.-Feb.) 15,000,000h 20:1 750,000 (Mar.-Apr.) 10,000,000 21:1 476,190 (May-June... liabilities: 35,000,000 40:1 875,000 Liability A 150,000,000 40:1 3,750,000 Liability B 80,000,000 40:1 2,000,000 Liability C 30,000,000 40:1 750,000 Total Liabilities 295,000,000h $7,375,000 1 S ages...

  8. 26 CFR 1.985-3 - United States dollar approximate separate transactions method.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... Inventory Purchases: 0 0 (Jan.-Feb.) 15,000,000h 20:1 750,000 (Mar.-Apr.) 10,000,000 21:1 476,190 (May-June... liabilities: 35,000,000 40:1 875,000 Liability A 150,000,000 40:1 3,750,000 Liability B 80,000,000 40:1 2,000,000 Liability C 30,000,000 40:1 750,000 Total Liabilities 295,000,000h $7,375,000 1 S ages...

  9. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company. Part 7 (2930-5450)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-01-01

    mIto C C C C C C £ C C CC C C C C C C a.. a. am cc m.a .a . m. a a A. Aa a Al 0A aa A a. m. a us 41 CA C E E E E E EC E E E E E C E E E InU cc 0 0 0...em CL3iI3, IVala 00 00 00 z AC C LCLC L L 0 6 LC CeLta & 0 C 6C w alec oL sea4 acC c ,IC c C c cC c C cC 4 121 zzzz zzz zz so--s 64 >. > :a, , "In

  10. Black College Dollars: Scholarships for African-American Students. 2007-2008 Directory

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    Fritsch, Adrienne; O'Brien, Colleen

    2008-01-01

    This scholarship guide was created for African-American students as one way to make their scholarship search a little easier. Inside this guide, readers will find information about scholarships that are designed to reduce the cost of college for African-American students, and for all students of color. Along with the who's, what's, and how's for…

  11. 100 Companies Receiving the Largest Dollar Volume of Prime Contract Awards, Fiscal Year 1960

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    1960-01-01

    Dynamics Corp. 15. Republic Aviation Corp). -*4. General Electric Co. 83. Richfield Oil Corp. 2D. General Motors Corp. 46. Ryan Aeronautical Co. 42...Aircraft Corp.73. ~obn* Hopkins University 99. U. S. Rubber Co.70. Jones (J. A.) Constractiou Co. 100. Utah -Manhattan-Suzdt 41. Kaiser-Raymnd-Macco.puget...4.6 Total 31.7 81. FORD MOTO CO. 30.5 0.2 71.4 82. HAYES AIRCRAFT CORP. 30.0 0.2 71.6 z7 83. RICHFIELD OIL CORP. 29.6 0.1 American Mineral Spirits Co

  12. 100 Companies Receiving the Largest Dollar Volume of Prime Contract Awards, FY 1965

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    1965-11-19

    Boeing Co. 70. Mitre Corp. (N) 81. Burroughs Corp. 98. Morrison-Knudsen Co., Inc. 65. Morrison- Utah -Perini-Leavell (JV) 93. Chanberlain Corp. 91...Aviation Corp. 97. Rich (F. D.) Co., Inc. 56. Eastman Kodal Co. 85. Richfield Oil Corp. 88. .- n Aeronautical Co. 37. F M C corP. 86. Firestone Tire...Service Oil Co. 29.0 0.1 Cities Service Tankers Corp. 0.5 d6/ Total 30.0 0.1 67.2 84. FLYING TIGER LINE, INC. 29.9 0.1 67.3 85. RICHFIELD OIL CORP. 29.1 0.1

  13. The Million-Dollar Diploma. Harvard Business School Struggles To Maintain Its Value.

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    Atlas, James

    1999-01-01

    Describes a visit to the Harvard University (Massachusetts) business school to examine how its curriculum and instruction have responded to economic, social, and technological changes in the business world. Focus is on the use of the case method and classroom discussion as central teaching techniques and the value of program participation to…

  14. Opportunities to Reduce Potential Duplication in Government Programs, Save Tax Dollars, and Enhance Revenue

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-03-03

    allows increasing annual amounts of conventional biofuels through 2015, which ensures a market for a conventional corn starch ethanol industry that...13. Addressing duplicative federal efforts directed at increasing domestic ethanol production could reduce revenue losses by up to $5.7 billion...identifying and selecting joint information technology investments. Officials from both DOD and VA agreed with these recommendations. • Domestic ethanol

  15. Dollars to Discriminate: The (Un)Intended Consequences of School Vouchers

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    Eckes, Suzanne E.; Mead, Julie; Ulm, Jessica

    2016-01-01

    Some private, religious schools that accept vouchers have been accused of discriminating against certain populations of students through their admissions processes. Discriminating against disfavored groups (e.g., racial minorities, LGBT students, students with disabilities, religious minorities) in voucher programs raises both legal and policy…

  16. Investing 101: How Your School District Can Turn Those Pennies into Dollars through Wise Investments.

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    Jenkins, Anne S.

    1999-01-01

    Districts should develop a conservative investment policy, give the finance director appropriate latitude, and avoid using local banks as investment brokers. They should secure adequate bank protection against things going wrong, use competitive bidding, expect interest rates to fluctuate, and accept risk the district can live with. (MLH)

  17. Electronic Transfer: Moving Technology Dollars in New Directions--Technology Counts 2005

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    Edwards, Virginia

    2005-01-01

    This article presents the special issues of the eighth edition of "Education Week's" annual report on education technology, "Technology Counts." The annual report tracks the economic and policy forces that are converging to push those changes, which are happening at the federal, state, and local levels. States and school…

  18. Dollar$ & $en$e. Part V: What is your added value?

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    Wilkinson, I

    2001-01-01

    In Part I of this series, I introduced the concept of memes (1). Memes are ideas or concepts--the information world equivalent of genes. The goal of this series of articles is to infect you with memes, so that you will assimilate, translate, and express them. No matter what our area of expertise or "-ology," we all are in the information business. Our goal is to be in the wisdom business. In the previous papers in this series, I showed that when we convert raw data into wisdom we are moving along a value chain. Each step in the chain adds a different amount of value to the final product: timely, relevant, accurate, and precise knowledge that can be applied to create the ultimate product in the value chain: wisdom. In Part II of this series, I introduced a set of memes for measuring the cost of adding value (2). In Part III of this series, I presented a new set of memes for measuring the added value of knowledge, i.e., intellectual capital (3). In Part IV of this series, I discussed practical knowledge management tools for measuring the value of people, structural, and customer capital (4). In Part V of this series, I will apply intellectual capital and knowledge management concepts at the individual level, to help answer a fundamental question: What is my added value?

  19. Dollar$ & $en$e. Part IV: Measuring the value of people, structural, and customer capital.

    PubMed

    Wilkinson, I

    2001-01-01

    In Part I of this series, I introduced the concept of memes (1). Memes are ideas or concepts, the information world equivalent of genes. The goal of this series of articles is to infect you with my memes, so that you will assimilate, translate, and express them. We discovered that no matter what our area of expertise or "-ology," we all are in the information business. Our goal is to be in the wisdom business. We saw that when we convert raw data into wisdom we are moving along a value chain. Each step in the chain adds a different amount of value to the final product: timely, relevant, accurate, and precise knowledge which can then be applied to create the ultimate product in the value chain: wisdom. In Part II of this series, I infected you with a set of memes for measuring the cost of adding value (2). In Part III of this series, I infected you with a new set of memes for measuring the added value of knowledge, i.e., intellectual capital (3). In Part IV of this series, I will infect you with memes for measuring the value of people, structural, and customer capital.

  20. Dollar$ & $en$e. Part VI: Knowledge management: the state of the art.

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    Wilkinson, I

    2001-01-01

    In Part I of this series, I introduced the concept of memes (1). Memes are ideas or concepts--the information world equivalent of genes. The goal of this series of articles is to infect you with memes so you will assimilate, translate, and express them. No matter what our area of expertise or "-ology," we all are in the information business. Our goal is to be in the wisdom business. In the previous articles in this series, I showed that when we convert raw data into wisdom, we are moving along a value chain. Each step in the chain adds a different amount of value to the final product: timely, relevant, accurate, and precise knowledge that then can be applied to create the ultimate product in the value chain--wisdom. In part II of this series, I introduced a set of memes for measuring the cost of adding value (2). In part III of this series, I presented a new set of memes for measuring the added value of knowledge, i.e., intellectual capital (3). In part IV of this series, I discussed practical knowledge management tools for measuring the value of people, structural, and customer capital (4). In part V of this series, I applied intellectual capital and knowledge management concepts at the individual level, to help answer a fundamental question: what is my added value (5)? In the final part of this series, I will review the state of intellectual capital and knowledge management development to date and outline the direction of current knowledge management initiatives and research projects.

  1. Getting more for their dollar: a comparison of the NHS with California's Kaiser Permanente

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    Feachem, Richard G A; Sekhri, Neelam K; White, Karen L

    2002-01-01

    Objective To compare the costs and performance of the NHS with those of an integrated system for financing and delivery health services (Kaiser Permanente) in California. Methods The adjusted costs of the two systems and their performance were compared with respect to inputs, use, access to services, responsiveness, and limited quality indicators. Results The per capita costs of the two systems, adjusted for differences in benefits, special activities, population characteristics, and the cost environment, were similar to within 10%. Some aspects of performance differed. In particular, Kaiser members experience more comprehensive and convenient primary care services and much more rapid access to specialist services and hospital admissions. Age adjusted rates of use of acute hospital services in Kaiser were one third of those in the NHS. Conclusions The widely held beliefs that the NHS is efficient and that poor performance in certain areas is largely explained by underinvestment are not supported by this analysis. Kaiser achieved better performance at roughly the same cost as the NHS because of integration throughout the system, efficient management of hospital use, the benefits of competition, and greater investment in information technology. What is already known on this topicComparisons of healthcare systems in different countries have to be undertaken with great care but can be instructiveThe overall healthcare system in the United States is more expensive than the NHS and population health outcomes are no betterThe US healthcare system comprises many discrete and unique subsystems, including the health maintenance organisationsWhat this paper addsAn integrated, non-profit health maintenance organisation in California (Kaiser Permanente), with over six million members, costs about the same as the NHS but performs considerably betterKaiser's superior performance is mainly in prompt and appropriate diagnosis and treatmentThese findings challenge the widely held view that the NHS is efficient and that its inadequacies are mainly due to underinvestment PMID:11799029

  2. Career Alternatives: Providing a Cafeteria of Choices through Career Alternative Dollars.

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    Renner, K. Edward

    1986-01-01

    Part of the crisis in higher education is due to the age and tenure distribution of the faculty and their escalating future salary costs. Universities must find ways to gain financial and academic flexibility. Career alternatives that can provide inducements for faculty to leave the university are described. (Author/MLW)

  3. Submitting for Dollars: Playing the Funding Game to Promote Transcultural Nursing.

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    Amerson, Roxanne

    2015-07-01

    Research requires funding! Every researcher understands the crucial role that money plays in implementing a research study. Research for nursing is no different. In the current economic environment, funding sources have become limited. Therefore, researchers need to be prepared to submit grant proposals which will give them a competitive edge over other proposals. This paper will: (1) describe the development of a grant proposal for National Institutes of Health funding, and (2) provide suggestions to novice researchers about how to write a proposal that has the potential to receive a fundable score. This team of early stage investigators submitted a proposal which received a fundable score, but was not selected for funding. The proposal was revised, re-submitted, and received a highly competitive score that did result in funding. The lessons learned from this process can be useful for other nurses seeking to secure funding for their research projects.

  4. Awarding Dollars Based on Student Need: A Recommendation to Implement Weighted Student Funding in Georgia

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    Education Resource Strategies, 2014

    2014-01-01

    As the state of Georgia considers revising its K-12 funding formula, Education Resource Strategies (ERS) recommends the state implement a weighted student-funding formula (WSF) system in order to create resource use flexibility for districts and to remove the marginal inequity found in its current funding system. Additionally, such a change would…

  5. The Fine Print: How Schools Can Get the Best Value for Their Printer Dollar

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    Careless, James

    2007-01-01

    Printers represent a big chunk of school districts' IT budgets. Unlike computers, however, most of the money schools spend on printers is not on the machines themselves but on keeping them serviced and filled with toner, drums, and paper. In this article, the author discusses five critical questions to ask before buying a printer.

  6. 100 Companies Receiving the Largest Dollar Volume of Prime Contract Awards, Fiscal Year 1993

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1993-01-01

    MOTOROLA INC 205,255 CODEX CORPORATION 22,540 MOTOROLA COMMUNICATIONS & ELEC 51,442 MOTOROLA COMPUTER SYSTEMS INC 170 MOTOROLA GMBH 705 MOTOROLA INC...MAGNAVOX GOVT & INDSTRL ELCTR 190,359 PHILIPS ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS 273 PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NORTH AMER 1,890 PHILIPS LIGHTING CO 223 PHILIPS MEDICAL

  7. Tightening Eligibility Standards Could Cut Involuntary Retirement Costs by Millions of Dollars.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1981-09-25

    told that the _Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is now considering tightening the eligibility standards for early retirement . Accession For NrIs...attributable to their early retirement . Many would have been eligible for normal retirement benefits at a later date and all early re- tirees could have...position situations. For such employees, early retirement would be permitted only after the employing agency certifies there were no vacant positions of

  8. 76 FR 71271 - Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Fresh Market Tomato (Dollar Plan) Crop Provisions

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-17

    ... defined. The definition specifies they are field grown mature green or ripe fresh market tomatoes that meet the Agricultural Marketing Service United States Standards for Grades of Fresh Tomatoes; and the applicable Florida Federal Marketing Order and Florida Tomato Committee Regulations, or their successors....

  9. Where Have All the Dollars Gone?: No Child Left Behind Lawsuit Fizzles

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    Bumsted, Brad

    2005-01-01

    On December 11, 2003, the Reading, Pennsylvania, School District, on behalf of "their students and their schools," filed a "Petition for Review" with the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. In filing this petition, Reading became the first school district in the nation to sue a state education department over the No Child Left…

  10. Norplant debate: dollars v. sense. Is Norplant discount in U.S. too little, too late?

    PubMed

    1994-01-01

    At a Congressional hearing of the pricing strategy for Norplant, and after several family planning specialists testified that Norplant's cost ($365) makes it inaccessible to many US women, Wyeth-Ayerst announced that, in 2 years, it would provide Norplant to public sector family planning clinics at a discount price. Just 1.4% of clients at Planned Parenthood clinics choose Norplant, because it is too costly. While Title X clinic officials are pleased with this announcement, many family planning providers wonder what the manufacturer's motives are. The president of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association believes that the announcement is a press ploy. The Wyeth spokesperson said the original licensing agreement with the Population Council allowed a public sector price 5 years after Norplant's introduction in the US market. The 5-year delay was intended to build private sector support and to allow Wyeth to recover its marketing and training expenses. Wyeth also wanted Norplant to become a mainstream contraceptive, so it became concerned about the private sector. Yet, the law requires a 15% rebate for qualified public health clinics now. Few family planners expressed praise for Wyeth, since it revealed no details on the public sector price. Further, health care reform may alter drug pricing before the 2-year period. In early 1994, Wyeth's exclusive patent on Norplant and on levonorgestrel expires, allowing other companies to enter the implant market. Yet, other companies need at least 1 year to negotiate with the US Food and Drug Administration for approval, thereby allowing Wyeth a window to dominate the market. Thus, by the time the 2 years is up, the discount will have no meaning. Family planners have criticized Wyeth for not offering a public sector discount for a long time, especially since public funds contributed to Norplant's development. Wyeth's only contribution was levonorgestrel. It allowed the Population Council to use levonorgestrel in exchange for the right to market Norplant in the US and Canada.

  11. 12 CFR 713.5 - What is the required minimum dollar amount of coverage?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... CREDIT UNIONS FIDELITY BOND AND INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR FEDERAL CREDIT UNIONS § 713.5 What is the required... its own internal risk assessment, its fraud trends and loss experience, and factors such as its cash... limit of liability. This requirement does not apply to optional insurance coverage. (e) Any proposal...

  12. Tight Budget Loosens Creativity: School Turns to Distance Learning to Stretch Development Dollars

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    Chapman, Sue

    2012-01-01

    During the 2010-2011 school year, McWhirter Elementary Professional Development Laboratory School in Webster, Texas, faced a significant reduction in funds available for professional learning. In this article, the author describes how videoconferencing sustained the school's professional learning initiatives on a shrinking budget. By rethinking…

  13. Alphabetic List of All DoD Prime Contractors (No Dollars), FY83.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1983-01-01

    RENOVATIONS COMMUNICATIONS APPLIED TECHNOLOGY COMPANIA TELEFONICA NACIONAL DE ES COMMERCIAL RENOVATIONS OF VA INC COMMUNICATIONS CORP OF AMERICA...CONSTRUCTION CO INC M F P ENTERPRISES INC M L ENERGIA INC M B R ASSOCIATES INC M F SERVICES INC M M L COMPUTERS INC M B T B ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS INC M F...PIZZAGALLI CONSTRUCTION CO INC PINSON A-SOCIATES INC PIPELINE RENOVATION SERVICE INC PIZZOLI SPA PINTURAS ABREGO S A PIPELINE UTILITY CONSTRUCTION CO PLACE

  14. Alphabetic List of All DoD Prime Contractors (No Dollars), FY84.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1984-01-01

    SERV ENTE NATIONAL PER L" ENERGIA EL ENVIRONMENTAL ABATEMENT CORP ENGINEERING SCNC ASSOC ENTE NAZIONALE PER L ELETIRICI ENVIRONMENTAL AIR CONTROL INC...INC M K LABORATORIES INC M T L SYSTEMS INC M B INDUSTRIES INC M L ENERGIA INC M T R INC M B R ASSOCIATES INC M LADER CO Prepared by Washington...INSTALLATION CO INC PIERCE INDUSTRIES INC PINEVILLE CITY OF PIPE MOVERS INC PIERCE J B FNDTN CT INC PINKARD CONSTRUCTION CO PIPELINE RENOVATION SERVICE

  15. Insufficient dollars and qualified personnel to meet United States mental health needs.

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    Weil, Thomas P

    2015-04-01

    The American populace currently supports the need for providing additional mental health services for adolescents who frequently express anger and mood instability and maybe are at risk for major psychiatric disorders and behavioral problems; Vietnam, Iraqi, and Afghanistan veterans or military personnel still on duty diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, or other similar combat-related disabilities; the approximately 1 million prisoners currently incarcerated primarily because of substance abuse and needing medically related rehabilitative services; and senior citizens who experience dementia and depression and require improved therapeutics. The problems outlined herein are as follows: far too limited monies are being spent for mental health services (5.6% of total US expenditures for health or roughly one fifth of what is consumed for hospital care); effective therapies are often lacking; and there is a shortage of qualified mental health personnel except in upscale urban and suburban areas. Unfortunately, these problems are so immense that, even with enhanced prioritization of our available resources, they are still not entirely solvable. The American public may continue to impart lip service when attempting to respond to our nation's mental health needs or may decide to spend vastly more money for such care. The latter choice may not be forthcoming in the near future for various cultural-societal-clinical-fiscal reasons.

  16. Day Late, Dollar Short: The Next Generation and the New Academy.

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    Herman, Peter C., Ed.

    The chapters of this book explore how recent changes in university culture and administration have affected and will continue to affect the next generation of literacy critics. Following an introduction, 60s Theory/90s Practice by Peter C. Herman, the chapters are: (1) The Posttheory Generation (Jeffrey Williams); (2) Stars, Tenure, and the Death…

  17. Utilizing Medicaid Dollars To Finance Services to Illinois Citizens with Developmental Disabilities. A Technical Assistance Report.

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    Gettings, Robert M.

    This report examines possible steps the State of Illinois might take to expand the availability of Medicaid support for services to persons with developmental disabilties. Stressed throughout are the importance of: (1) evaluating whether any given application of Medicaid funding is consistent with the State's goals for persons with developmental…

  18. 26 CFR 1.472-8 - Dollar-value method of pricing LIFO inventories.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    .... (b) Principles for establishing pools of manufacturers and processors—(1) Natural business unit pools... processor is also engaged in the wholesaling or retailing of goods purchased from others, any pooling of the... manufacturer or processor, a natural business unit ordinarily consists of the entire productive activity of...

  19. Cost-Effective Computing: Making the Most of Your PC Dollars.

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    Crawford, Walt

    1992-01-01

    Lists 27 suggestions for making cost-effective decisions when buying personal computers. Topics covered include physical comfort; modem speed; color graphics; institutional discounts; direct-order firms; brand names; replacing versus upgrading; expanding hard disk capacity; printers; software; wants versus needs; and RLIN (Research Libraries…

  20. Afghan Police Vehicle Maintenance Contract: Actions Needed to Prevent Millions of Dollars from Being Wasted

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-01-01

    2011, the DOD Office of Inspector General identified deficiencies in oversight of a prior ANA vehicle maintenance contract, including the...Candler, Auditor The following staff provided analytical support: Mia Bonarski, Methodologist SIGAR Audit 13-3/Afghan National Police Vehicle

  1. Dollars and Sense: A Budget-Building Framework of Transparency for Superintendent Leadership

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    Bird, James J.

    2011-01-01

    School superintendents annually need to gain affirmative votes from their governing bodies to approve their district budgets. This paper proposes a framework through which the superintendent can express the district's educational needs and concomitant resource allocations in conceptual terms rather than in multi-columned ledgers. The framework…

  2. High-Stakes Hustle: Public Schools and the New Billion Dollar Accountability

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    Baines, Lawrence A.; Stanley, Gregory Kent

    2004-01-01

    High-stakes testing costs up to $50 billion per annum, has no impact on student achievement, and has changed the focus of American public schools. This article analyzes the benefits and costs of the accountability movement, as well as discusses its roots in the eugenics movements of the early 20th century.

  3. Making the Most of Your Energy Dollars in Home Heating & Cooling. NBS Consumer Information Series 8.

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    Jacobs, Madeleine; Petersen, Stephen R.

    This pamphlet is a homeowner's guide to home weatherization. It provides a step-by-step energy audit that anyone can use to help determine the insulation needs of their home. This is not a "how-to-do-it" booklet, but is a guide by which homeowners can determine the best combination of improvements for their house, climate, and fuel…

  4. Connecting Spending and Results: Tying Dollars Spent to National, Campus Goals

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    Wellman, Jane

    2009-01-01

    As Americans near the end of the first decade of the new millennium, higher education in the United States is caught in a classic "good news/bad news" dilemma. The good news? Broad recognition of the importance of higher education to the country's future, along with larger federal funding increases than at any time in their history. The bad news?…

  5. Dollars for Sense: Assessing Achievement Gaps in Arkansas in the Context of Substantial Funding Increases

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    Barnett, Joshua; Jensen, Nathan C.; Ritter, Gary W.

    2010-01-01

    Forty-four of the fifty states have experienced school finance lawsuits as a consequence of funding gaps between rich and poor districts. In some states, such as Kentucky, lawsuits brought about by property-poor districts have resulted in a statewide remedy that reforms the property tax system and seeks to provide every child with an adequate…

  6. The economic consequences of malnutrition in Cambodia, more than 400 million US dollar lost annually.

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    Bagriansky, Jack; Champa, Ngy; Pak, Kimchoeun; Whitney, Sophie; Laillou, Arnaud

    2014-01-01

    背景:柬埔寨是全球28 个儿童营养不良发生率最高的国家之一。本文的目的 是运用已发表的营养不良相关的证据及对各种功能的影响,来评估儿童营养不 良高发率的经济影响。这些信息对提出合适的方案和行动计划来降低营养不良 (从严重的发育迟缓到微量营养素缺乏)是至关重要的。方法:本研究用全 球科学文献中关于柬埔寨人的健康、人口和文化的数据,使用“结果模型”,应 用“损失系数”以评估国家与营养不良相关的经济损失。结果:据估计因营养不 良指标的影响,柬埔寨国家经济负担每年增加4 亿美元以上,约占国家GDP 的2.5%。微量营养素缺乏表明膳食质量差,每年给国家造成超过2 亿的负 担,其中母乳喂养行为占6%。57%的损失来自儿童测量指标,其他43%的损 失来自独立于儿童测量的相关指标,如孕产妇的行为指标及孕产妇和成人的营 养。结论:鉴于干预成本低、基线损失高,在柬埔寨投资营养计划有可能获 得高回报和引人注目的收益成本比。由于将近一半的损失在孩子出生之前就决 定了,这预示着项目投资的定位和时间应放在出生前。

  7. Green Consciousness or Dollar Diplomacy? The British Response to the Threat of Ozone Depletion.

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    Maxwell, James H.; Weiner, Sanford L.

    1993-01-01

    Discusses the British role in the regulation of believed ozone-depleting substances such as chlorofluorocarbons. Recounts the history of the British policies during the emergence of the issue from 1974-80; a period of tactical resistance from 1980-87; and a change in policy from 1987-90. (66 references) (MDH)

  8. Dollars, lobbying, and secrecy: how campaign contributions and lobbying affect public policy.

    PubMed

    Seymour, Whitney North; Seymour, Gabriel North

    2013-01-01

    Public policy is too often determined not by the merits of the case but, rather, by individuals, corporations, and even countries who buy influence and alter public policy for the benefit of only a few. As a wrap-up for this conference on "Corporate Interference with Science and Health: Fracking, Food and Wireless," it is our intent to provide a personal story of how money can buy favors and determine policies that are often counter to the public interest and can even lead to failure to protect the health of the public. Given our background in law specific to the US, the basis of our evidence comes from legal rulings as well as legislative actions that have had an impact on policies in the US. While the specifics of governments vary, related activities surrounding money, lobbying, who knows who, and how decisions are made in secret to benefit a few are events that occur everywhere.

  9. 100 Companies Receiving the Largest Dollar Volume of Prime Contract Awards, FY 1976

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1976-11-22

    Construction 4 r. +2 Petroleum 15 13 -2 Subsistence 1 1 - All Other 1 1 - -, During fiscal year 1976, seven companies. received prime contract awards...T R W INC 39. GENERAL TELEPHONE # ELECTRNCS CORP 2S. TELEDYNE INC 50o. GENERAL TIRE + RUBBER CO 13 . TENNECO INC 49. GOODYEAR TIRE + RUBBER CO 94...INTERNATIONAL CORP 965991 ADMIRAL CORP 13 TOTAL 965,99S4 2.30 31.46 it. HUJGHES AIRCRAFT CO 860,770 HUGH4ES RESEARCH LASS. 66’. SANTA BARBARA RESEARCH

  10. Helping Undergraduates Discover the Value of a Dollar through Self-Monitoring

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    Palmer, Lance; Bliss, Donna L.; Goetz, Joseph W.; Moorman, Diann

    2010-01-01

    Many college undergraduates lack basic financial management knowledge and skills while bearing ever increasing debt burdens upon graduation. In order to encourage students to become aware of their spending patterns and weigh those patterns against personal values, a self-monitoring project was implemented as a class activity. The resulting effect…

  11. I Don't Need a Million-Dollar Grant--$5,000 Will Do!

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    Keast, Dan A.

    2011-01-01

    Music teachers often need to be creative in finding monies for programs that go beyond the basics and reach more students. Grant-writing skills can bring both funding and other types of donations to enhance music programs. Researching the funding sources, looking at successful proposals, carefully following directions, seeking the opinions of…

  12. The Dollar’s Vulnerability and the Threat to National Security

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-01-01

    Woods – An Example of Structural Power The creation of the Bretton Woods System during World War II provides an example of structural power and the...adopted by 44 nations at the 1944 Bretton Woods conference.30 The fact that the United States and the United Kingdom developed a plan that was...Floud and McCloskey, The Economic History of Britain Since 1700, 306. 28 Ibid. 29 Ibid. Strategic Insights • Spring 2011 Volume 10, Issue 1 58 Bretton

  13. Dropouts, Diplomas, and Dollars: U.S. High Schools and the Nation's Economy

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    Amos, Jason

    2008-01-01

    America's high schools are hemorrhaging talent at the rate of seven thousand students every school day--a steady drip that grows into a tidal wave of more than 1.2 million dropouts each year, a number equal to the entire population of Dallas or San Diego. Jobs that require relatively little education are increasingly done by machines or shipped…

  14. 100 Companies Receiving the Largest Dollar Volume of Prime Contract Awards, FY 1977

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1977-01-01

    GRUMMAN CORP 33. TELEDYNE INC 54. GUAM OIL + REFINING CO INC 13. TENNECO INC 81. GULF OIL CORP 71. TEXACO, INC 73. HARRIS CORP 29. TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC V...TENNECO INC 53 CASE (JI) Cn q,,377 CASE POtER + EWIIPMENT LTD 18 . GAS ECUIPMENT E"GRS, INC 62 NEWPORT NEWS SHIPPLE + CRY COCK CC 754,715 TENNECO...3. HRRIS ORP 5,747 HAPPIS COMPUTER SYSTEMS INC 4.9 HARRIS CATA

  15. 7 CFR 457.139 - Fresh market tomato (dollar plan) crop insurance provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... plants per acre prior to the occurrence of an insurable cause of loss. Planted acreage. In addition to... adjacent row of plants. Tropical depression. A system identified by the U.S. Weather Service as a tropical depression, and for the period of time so designated, including tropical storms, gales, and hurricanes....

  16. 7 CFR 457.139 - Fresh market tomato (dollar plan) crop insurance provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... plants per acre prior to the occurrence of an insurable cause of loss. Planted acreage—In addition to the... depression—A system identified by the U.S. Weather Service as a tropical depression, and for the period of... date of transplanting or replanting with transplants. 11. Causes of Loss (a) In accordance with...

  17. 7 CFR 457.139 - Fresh market tomato (dollar plan) crop insurance provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...) Tropical depression; or (7) Failure of the irrigation water supply, if caused by an insured cause of loss... insured cause of loss. Planting period. The period of time designated in the actuarial documents in which.... Tropical depression. A system identified by the U.S. Weather Service as a tropical depression, and for...

  18. 7 CFR 457.139 - Fresh market tomato (dollar plan) crop insurance provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...) Tropical depression; or (7) Failure of the irrigation water supply, if caused by an insured cause of loss... insured cause of loss. Planting period. The period of time designated in the actuarial documents in which.... Tropical depression. A system identified by the U.S. Weather Service as a tropical depression, and for...

  19. 7 CFR 457.139 - Fresh market tomato (dollar plan) crop insurance provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... plants per acre prior to the occurrence of an insurable cause of loss. Planted acreage—In addition to the... depression—A system identified by the U.S. Weather Service as a tropical depression, and for the period of... date of transplanting or replanting with transplants. 11. Causes of Loss (a) In accordance with...

  20. Making Training Dollars Count: Distance Education and the Certified Public Manager Program.

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    Vogelsang-Coombs, Vera

    1999-01-01

    Presents three accountability relationships for assessing the appropriateness of using distance education in the Certified Public Manager (CPM) program educational accountability, financial accountability, and organizational accountability. Identifies factors inhibiting investment in distance education, including the necessity for a major modal…

  1. 100 Companies Receiving the Largest Dollar Volume of Prime Contract Awards: Fiscal Year 1988

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1988-01-01

    aircr-’t. Nuclear submarines. M- 1 tank. TOMAHAWK, STINGER, RIM-66 standard missiles, and SPARROW missile systems. MK-15 close-in weapon system. 3...General Electric Co. AEGIS missile system. F-100, T-700, and F-110 engines. Nuclear reactors for submarines. Underwater sound equipment. RDT&E for missile...space systems, ships, aircraft, and electronics/ communication equipment. 4. Tenneco, Inc. Nuclear aircraft carriers. SSN-688 submarine. 5. Raytheon

  2. 100 Companies Receiving the Largest Dollar Volume of Prime Contract Awards. Fiscal Year 1992

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1992-01-01

    communcation equipment. 4. General Dynamics Corp. F-16 FALCON fighter aircraft. Nuclear submarines. M-1 tank. TOMAHAWK, STINGER, and RIM-66 missiles. MK-15...close-in weapon system. Marine charter. S. General Electric Co. TOW. AEGIS, and TRIDENT missile system components. T-700 and F- 110 engines. Nuclear ...EG&G MARINE INSTRUMENTS 72 EG&G POWER SYSTEMS INC 1,646 EG&G PRESSURE SCIENCE INC 706 EG&G PRINCETON APPLIED RES 123 EG&G RETICON 14,559 EG&G ROTRON

  3. 100 Companies Receiving the Largest Dollar Volume of Prime Contract Awards, fiscal Year 1989

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-01-01

    systems, and electronics/communication equipment. 2. General Dynamics Corp. F-16 FALCON fighter aircraft. Nuclear submarines. M-1 tank. TOMAHAWK...100 and F-110 engines. Nuclear reactors for submarines. Underwater sound equipment. RDT&E for missile/space systems, ships, aircraft, and...6 E G & G PRINCETON APPLIED RES 229 E G & G RETICON 18,294 E G & G ROTRON 434 E G & G SEALOL INC 1,813 E G & G SPECIAL PROJECTS INC 931 E G & G

  4. Agency announces policy on use of U.S. dollars to fund abortions.

    PubMed

    1994-05-27

    In an April 1994 statement, the USAID articulated its current policy on abortion. Reiterating the Clinton Administration's view that abortions should be "safe, legal, and rare," the policy remains surprisingly close to the positions of the Reagan and Bush Administrations. According to the Helms Amendment to the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA), AID monies cannot be used for the "performance of abortion as a method of family planning." Under the previous Administrations, AID ceased all abortion funding based on this restrictive language. The Clinton Administration policy notes that AID neither "advocate[s] the use of abortion as a method of family planning" nor "use[s] its policies or programs to restrict ... [the] right to choose" abortion. Yet it interprets the Helms Amendment to permit abortion funding only in cases of rape, incest, and life endangerment--the same conditions placed on federal Medicaid funds by the Hyde Amendment. Funds can also be used for the treatment of complications caused by unsafe, incomplete, or septic abortions. Because the US is a major contributor to population and family planning programs, a change in AID policy can have a widespread impact on the reproductive health of women worldwide, especially in developing countries. Up to 167,000 women are estimated to die each year as a result of unsafe abortion and its complications.

  5. SIZE FACTORS AND NON-DOLLAR COSTS OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS, PHASE 1. FINAL REPORT.

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    WAKEFIELD, HOWARD E.; AND OTHERS

    ELEMENTS OF EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY ARE IDENTIFIED WHICH ARE INFLUENCED BY SIZE OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS. PRODUCTIVITY INCLUDES OUTCOMES SUCH AS ACADEMIC PROGRESS AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND EXCLUDES ECONOMIC OUTCOMES SUCH AS GAINS IN INCOME. RESEARCH IN THIS FIRST PHASE WAS DONE WITH THE HIGH SCHOOLS OF IOWA. DATA STORED WITH THE IOWA EDUCATIONAL…

  6. Recovery Act Investments in Broadband: Leveraging Federal Dollars to Create Jobs and Connect America

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    Executive Office of the President, 2009

    2009-01-01

    Broadband touches nearly every aspect of the U.S. economy, providing Americans with unprecedented opportunities in employment, education, health care, entrepreneurship, and civic participation. For millions of Americans without adequate access to broadband, however, the possibility of falling behind in the knowledge-based economy is real.…

  7. 100 Companies Receiving the Largest Dollar Volume of Prime Contract Awards, Fiscal Year 1963

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1963-01-01

    Shell Caribbean Petroleum Co. 28. F M C Corp. 76. Sinclair Oil Corp. 92. Flying Tiger Line, Inc. 58. Socony Mobil Oil Co. 23. Ford Motor Co. 10. Sperry...Altec Lansing C rp. 0.3 Continental Electronics tMfg. Co. 5.9 Continental Electronics Systems, Inc. 0.1 F F & M Electronics, Inc. 0.7 Kentron Hawaii...BUSI3eSS MACMMES CORP. 203.0 0.d Service Bureau Corp. 0.3 Total 203,3 0 53.5 28. F M C CORP. 199.1 0.8 54.3 29. ITTON INDUSTRIS, INC. 6.6 d/ Aero

  8. A Study of Resource Sharing in the State of Arizona: Optimizing Library Dollars.

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    Griffiths, Jose-Marie; King, Donald W.

    The objectives of the project described in this report were to provide specific, clearly defined options for Arizona libraries to share information and bibliographic resources, propose strategies for implementing the options, and present a phased implementation schedule for implementing them. The report begins with an executive summary which…

  9. Saving Futures, Saving Dollars: The Impact of Education on Crime Reduction and Earnings. Issue Brief

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    Alliance for Excellent Education, 2006

    2006-01-01

    America's standard of living and international competitiveness will be strengthened if its high schools are improved. Research indicates that about 75 percent of America's state prison inmates, almost 59 percent of federal inmates, and 69 percent of jail inmates did not complete high school. Additionally, the number of prison inmates without a…

  10. The Dollars and Cents of Investing Early: Cost-Benefit Analysis in Early Care and Education

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    Heckman, James; Grunewald, Rob; Reynolds, Arthur

    2006-01-01

    Heckman et al. discuss how cost-benefit analysis of prekindergarten education programs demonstrates that the highest per child benefits stem from programs that focus on economically disadvantaged children. Indeed, studies have shown that these children make significant gains in cognition, social-emotional development, and educational performance…

  11. Saving Futures, Saving Dollars: The Impact of Education on Crime Reduction and Earnings

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    DeBaun, Bill; Roc, Martens

    2013-01-01

    The nation could save as much as $18.5 billion in annual crime costs if the high school male graduation rate increased by only 5 percentage points, a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education finds. This report examines and builds upon research that links lower levels of educational attainment with higher rates of arrests and…

  12. The Consumer and His Health Dollar: One of a Series in Expanded Programs of Consumer Education.

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    New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.

    Designed as one of a series of modules in consumer education this booklet focuses on health problems from the consumer angle. It is designed to supplement the comprehensive health strands published by the New York State Education Department, and to be used as materials for an elective course. The module is constructed so that the student can…

  13. Financial Literacy Makes Dollars and Sense for Student Loan Borrowers and Lenders

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    Wilke, Alisa

    2013-01-01

    "American Student Assistance" has a unique window onto students during some very important milestones in their formative financial years. This nonprofit interacts with students from the time they're choosing a college, to applying for financial aid and loans, to starting a first job, getting that first apartment, making that dreaded…

  14. Impact evaluation of an energy {dollar_sign}avings plan project at Elf Atochem North America

    SciTech Connect

    Brown, D.R.; Spanner, G.E.

    1992-08-01

    This impact evaluation of an energy conservation measure (ECM) that was recently installed at Elf Atochem North America (Atochem) was conducted for the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) as part of an evaluation of its Energy savings Plan (E$P) Program. The Program makes acquisition payments to firms that install energy conservation measures in their industrial processes. The objective of this impact evaluation was to assess how much electrical energy is being saved at Atochem as a result of the E$P and to determine how much the savings cost Bonneville and the region. The impact of the ECM was evaluated with a combination of engineering analysis, financial analysis, site visit and interview, review of previous program submittals and review of process evaluation results from 1989. The ECM itself consists of adding anode area to each of the sodium chlorate (chlorate) cells at Atochem`s Tacoma facility. Increasing the anode area reduces the current density, which reduces cell resistance at the same current, thus reducing energy consumption at the same chlorate production rate. Energy savings resulting from this ECM are expected to average about 24,000,000 kWh/yr or about 1000 kWh/ton of chlorate produced. The net cost of the ECM was $1,410,400, and Atochem received a payment of $212,500 from Bonneville for the acquisition of energy savings. The levelized cost of these energy savings to Bonneville will be 0.7 mills/kWh over the ECM`s expected 15-year life, and the levelized cost to the region will be 5.7 mills/kWh. Bonneville`s offer to pay Atochem $212,500 via the E$P Program was viewed by Atochem management as a big incentive that made a difference.

  15. Impact evaluation of an energy dollar sign avings plan project at Elf Atochem North America

    SciTech Connect

    Brown, D.R.; Spanner, G.E.

    1992-08-01

    This impact evaluation of an energy conservation measure (ECM) that was recently installed at Elf Atochem North America (Atochem) was conducted for the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) as part of an evaluation of its Energy savings Plan (E$P) Program. The Program makes acquisition payments to firms that install energy conservation measures in their industrial processes. The objective of this impact evaluation was to assess how much electrical energy is being saved at Atochem as a result of the E$P and to determine how much the savings cost Bonneville and the region. The impact of the ECM was evaluated with a combination of engineering analysis, financial analysis, site visit and interview, review of previous program submittals and review of process evaluation results from 1989. The ECM itself consists of adding anode area to each of the sodium chlorate (chlorate) cells at Atochem's Tacoma facility. Increasing the anode area reduces the current density, which reduces cell resistance at the same current, thus reducing energy consumption at the same chlorate production rate. Energy savings resulting from this ECM are expected to average about 24,000,000 kWh/yr or about 1000 kWh/ton of chlorate produced. The net cost of the ECM was $1,410,400, and Atochem received a payment of $212,500 from Bonneville for the acquisition of energy savings. The levelized cost of these energy savings to Bonneville will be 0.7 mills/kWh over the ECM's expected 15-year life, and the levelized cost to the region will be 5.7 mills/kWh. Bonneville's offer to pay Atochem $212,500 via the E$P Program was viewed by Atochem management as a big incentive that made a difference.

  16. 26 CFR 1.985-3 - United States dollar approximate separate transactions method.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... the amount of DASTM gain or loss as determined under paragraph (d) of this section. (c) Translation... the translation period (as defined in paragraph (c)(7) of this section) to which they relate. However... rate determined by reference to a translation period prior to the change in functional currency....

  17. Dollars and Sense: A Study of the Impact of School Reform on Urban High Schools

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    Salmon, Sabrina

    2012-01-01

    School leaders must determine the most efficient and effective means of complying with national, state, and local policies. Administrators determine methods to meet the needs of all stakeholders. School leaders in Oklahoma selected school improvement techniques to assist with improving student performance. This causal-comparative study addressed…

  18. Managing Your Home's Energy Dollar: An Energy Management Workbook for the Homeowner.

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    Energy Information Associates, Inc., Littleton, CO.

    This workbook is intended to teach the homeowner some actions to be taken in the home to conserve energy and reduce energy-related costs. The workbook is arranged around five steps: (1) read utility meters, (2) study utility bills, (3) "tune-up" home energy systems, (4) make informed decisions about energy conservation products, and (5)…

  19. Seeing beyond Silos: How State Education Agencies Spend Federal Education Dollars and Why

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    Hanna, Robert

    2014-01-01

    Historically, state departments of education, or SEAs, have--for the most part--been compliance-focused organizations that managed federal education policy. Over the past several decades, these agencies have been education policy implementation entities. Today, while their compliance responsibilities have remained, they are taking on more…

  20. Optimizing Aircraft Availability: Where to Spend Your Next O&M Dollar

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-03-01

    Item Requirements System ( SIRS ).” HQ AFMC/A4YR Working Paper, December 2007. Huscroft, Joseph R. A Demand Side Requirements Model to Forecast C-17...73 (Summer 2007). Boito, Michael, Cynthia R. Cook, and John C. Graser. Contractor Logisitics Support in the U.S. Air Force. Santa Monica, CA...Patterson AFB OH, March 2009. Hill, John , and Bob McCormick. “The Aircraft Availability Model (AAM) – Computing Safety Levels in the Secondary

  1. Coolerado Cooler Helps to Save Cooling Energy and Dollars: New Cooling Technology Targets Peak Load Reduction

    SciTech Connect

    Robichaud, R.

    2007-06-01

    This document is about a new evaporative cooling technology that can deliver cooler supply air temperatures than either direct or indirect evaporative cooling systems, without increasing humidity. The Coolerado Cooler technology can help Federal agencies reach the energy-use reduction goals of EPAct 2005, particularly in the western United States.

  2. Using the Contingent Valuation Method for Dollar Valuations of Library Services

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hider, Philip

    2008-01-01

    An application of the contingent valuation method (CVM) for estimating the economic value of a regional public library service is described, and some of the key methodological issues surrounding CVM and other stated preference techniques are discussed with reference to library use and funding contexts. Given the range of valuations that can result…

  3. 77 FR 61475 - Price for the 2012 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-09

    ... silver, the United States Mint is announcing a new price of $59.95 for the 2012 Annual Uncirculated... Native American $1 Coin and one American Eagle Silver Coin. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: B.B....

  4. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company. Part 10 (7030-9999)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-01-01

    011U t U t U t U t 4U t U t U t U t I~~l 0 ZIII ~ C- 0 0 u1 C. 0 1 01 0 1 1 1 0 1 01 U 1 1d 0 I I 0. 0 . 0.0 .0 .0 .0 0 0. 0 . 0 IA I w LI L U Z...CO w -44 ’I-’ a 1- Qs U - u.; s - . 4 1- ’o’ w 1- &a 002 0w04 0 01 1 2 3 x ezw 0- 1- Z 3, _ I (D 101 z110 0 -ɛ L C> C) W 3 3 Idi .1 zL i 11" 0 3 Il

  5. Evaluating the Tradeoffs Between Dollars Spent and Lives saved in Military Settings

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-11-18

    observing the amount of money workers sacrifice to avoid a slightly higher chance of death, and so might be better thought of as the value of mortality...respondents carefully consider the alternatives that are presented. Specifically, researchers should prioritize the creation of unbiased surveys. For...positive VSLs stems from people changing jobs across occupations or industries possibly endogenously rather than from variation in risk levels over

  6. Reinvesting the IT Dollar: From IT Firefighting to Quality Strategic Services.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stern, Andrea

    2001-01-01

    Describes how organizations can become effective, efficient managers of the large maintenance part of their information technology budgets by using service management processes. Discusses the example of the University of Sydney Library's use of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) set of service management practices. (EV)

  7. Redundancy, Discrimination and Corruption in the Multibillion-Dollar Business of College Admissions Testing

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    Rizzo, Monica Ellen

    2012-01-01

    Most American colleges and universities require standardized entrance exams when making admissions decisions. Scores on these exams help determine if, when and where students will be allowed to pursue higher education. These scores are also used to determine eligibility for merit based financial aid. This testing persists even though half of the…

  8. Rich in resources/deficient in dollars! Which titles do reference departments really need?

    PubMed Central

    Fishman, D L; DelBaglivo, M

    1998-01-01

    STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Budget pressures, combined with the growing availability of resources, dictate careful examination of reference use. Two studies were conducted at the University of Maryland Health Sciences Library to examine this issue. A twelve-month reshelving study determined use by title and discipline; a simultaneous study analyzed print abstract and index use in an electronic environment. METHODOLOGY: Staff electronically recorded statistics for unshelved reference books, coded the collection by discipline, and tracked use by school. Oral surveys administered to reference room abstract and index users focused on title usage, user demographics, and stated reason for use. RESULTS: Sixty-five and a half percent of reference collection titles were used. Medical titles received the most use, but, in the context of collection size, dentistry and nursing titles used the greatest percentage of their collections. At an individual title level, medical textbooks and drug handbooks were most used. Users of abstracts and indexes were primarily campus nursing and medical students who preferred print resources. CONCLUSION: The monograph data will guide reference expenditures in canceling little-used standing orders, expanding most-used portions of the collection, and analyzing underused sections. The abstract and index survey identified the following needs: targeting instruction, contacting faculty who assign print resources, increasing the number of computer workstations, and installing signs linking databases to print equivalents. PMID:9803299

  9. Data and dollars: how CDHC is driving the convergence of banking and health care.

    PubMed

    Hammer, David C

    2007-02-01

    The new world of consumer-directed health care is arriving faster than many thought possible, and new trends are taking shape: Consumers in large numbers are adopting health savings accounts paired with high-deductible insurance policies. Banks, credit unions, and even insurance companies are offering HSAs and making them increasingly attractive by letting holders invest their unused deposits in mutual funds. Employers-including giants such as Wal-Mart--are pushing their employees in large numbers into these consumer-directed plans.

  10. Increasing Physical Activity in Nursing Home Residents Using Student Power, Not Dollars

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Romack, Jennifer L.

    2004-01-01

    Nursing home programs committed to providing quality care need to investigate innovative ways to meet today's budget challenges. The purpose of this article is to describe a creative collaboration between a nonprofit nursing home facility and a suburban university. Through service-learning, undergraduate students planned and implemented…

  11. Predator-induced larval cloning in the sand dollar Dendraster excentricus: might mothers matter?

    PubMed

    Vaughn, Dawn

    2009-10-01

    Predator-induced cloning in echinoid larvae, with reduced size a consequence of cloning, is a dramatic modification of development and a novel response to risks associated with prolonged planktonic development. Recent laboratory studies demonstrate that exposure to stimuli from predators (i.e., fish mucus) induces cloning in the pluteus larvae (plutei) of Dendraster excentricus. However, the timing and incidence of cloning and size reduction of unrelated conspecific plutei differed across experiments. A variable cloning response suggests the effects of such factors as cue quality, egg provisioning, maternal experience, and genetic background, indicating that the potential advantages of cloning as an adaptive response to predators are not available to all larvae. This study tested the hypothesis that cloning in D. excentricus plutei is maternally influenced. Plutei from three half-sibling larval families (different mothers, same father) were exposed to fish mucus for 9 days during early development. Cloning was inferred in a percentage of plutei from each family; however, the rate and success of cloning differed significantly among the larval half-siblings. Unexpectedly, all mucus-treated plutei were smaller and developmentally delayed when compared to all plutei reared in the absence of a mucus stimulus. Thus, while the results from this study support the hypothesis of an influence of mothers on cloning of larval offspring, reduced larval size was a uniform response to fish mucus and did not indicate an effect of mothers. Hypotheses of the developmental effects of fish mucus on larval size with or without successful cloning are discussed.

  12. 23 science societies issue joint call for more federal research dollars

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Carlowicz, Michael

    In an unprecedented demonstration of unity, the leaders of 23 American scientific societies and umbrella organizations gathered on March 4 in Washington, D.C., to press the U.S. federal government for increased funding for scientific research and to make an investment in the nation's future. In a “Joint Statement on Scientific Research” addressed to President Bill Clinton and the Congress, the presidents of learned societies representing more than one million scientists, mathematicians, and engineers asked the government “to renew the nation's historical commitment to scientific research and education,” and to reverse the decline of federal investment in science and engineering. The American Geophysical Union was one of the signatories of the statement.

  13. America: The Trillion Dollar Lemonade Stand. Fundamentals of Free Enterprise, No. 1. Revised.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    American Fletcher National Bank and Trust Co., Indianapolis, IN.

    Designed for high school economics students as a public service project of the American Fletcher National Bank, the booklet examines the American free enterprise system as it relates to the traditional lemonade stand and its ability to make a profit. The parallel is made by considering some basic principles: (1) the constant need for capital to…

  14. Senators breathe new life into efforts to double federal dollars for R&D

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Folger, Peter

    At a press conference held Thursday, June 25, Senator Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) announced that he and Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) were introducing a bill to double federal support for research and development (R&D) over the next 12 years.This latest development gives a boost to legislation introduced last October by Senators Phil Gramm (R-Tex.) and Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) to double R&D spending in a decade. The earlier bill, numbered S. 1305, garnered only 18 Senate cosponsors in 8 months and appears to be mired in the Labor and Human Resources Committee with little hope of moving to the Senate floor.

  15. Maximizing Federal IT Dollars: A Connection Between IT Investments and Organizational Performance

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-04-01

    Nicholas Brealey. Kaplan, R. S., & Norton, D. P. (2005). The balanced scorecard: Measures that drive performance. Harvard Business Review , 83(7/8...Retrieved from http://www.opm.gov/pqa/past_pqa_winners/2008/index.asp Ostroff, F. (2006). Change management in government. Harvard Business Review , 84(5... Business Review , 59(5), 142–150. Office of Management and Budget. (2008). Preparation, submission, and execution of the budget. OMB Circular No. A-11

  16. Multiple U.S. Agencies Provided Billions of Dollars to Train and Equip Foreign Police Forces

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-04-27

    other agencies to develop professional and accountable law-enforcement institutions that protect human rights, combat corruption , and reduce the threat...400 Micronesia Samoa Laos Vietnam Cambodia Malaysia Thailand Indonesia Philippines 0 2 4...Contact:To Report Fraud , Web site: www.gao.gov/fraudnet/fraudnet.htmWaste, and Abuse in E-mail: fraudnet@gao.gov Federal Programs Automated

  17. SPACE AND DOLLARS--AN URBAN UNIVERSITY EXPANDS. CASE STUDIES OF EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES, NUMBER 2.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    WEINSTOCK, RUTH

    USING DREXEL INSTITUTE OF PHILADELPHIA AS A CASE STUDY, EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES LABORATORIES INVESTIGATED SIX AREAS OF INQUIRY FACING AN URBAN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPLATING EXPANSION--(1) THE ECONOMICS OF THE HIGH-RISE BUILDING, (2) THE ECONOMICS OF CONSTRUCTING LOW BUILDING UNITS WHICH CAN BE VERTICALLY EXPANDED AT A LATER DATE, (3) THE CONVERSION OF…

  18. Space and Dollars--An Urban University Expands. Case Studies of Educational Facilities, Number 2.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Weinstock, Ruth

    Using Drexel Institute of Philadelphia as a case study, Educational Facilities Laboratories investigated six areas of inquiry facing an urban university contemplating expansion--(1) economics of high-rise building, (2) economics of constructing low building units which can be vertically expanded at a later date, (3) conversion of industrial…

  19. The Dollars and Senselessness in Failing to Prioritize Childhood Maltreatment Prevention

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wekerle, Christine

    2011-01-01

    Childhood maltreatment captured medical attention almost 50 years ago. Reviews considering the evidence for published maltreatment prevention programming emerged about 20 years ago. In the second decade of the 21st century, evidence-based maltreatment prevention is a reality for at-risk groups; however, the research-to-practice and policy gap…

  20. The Landslide Passage of a Seven Million Dollar School Bond Referendum in Rural Virginia.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Greig, Richard D.

    This article describes a campaign for the passage of a 1989 bond referendum for the construction of two elementary schools in rural Lunenburg County, Virginia. The article, written from the perspective of a neophyte school superintendent, offers a demographic description of the county, describes various voter groups, and provides a chronology of…

  1. Biologically Active Tetranorditerpenoids from Fungus Sclerotinia homoeocarpa Causal Agent of Dollar Spot in Turfgrass

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Nine new tetranorditerpenoid dilactones (2-10), together with four previously reported norditerpenoids dilactones (1, 11), and two known putative biosynthetic intermediates oidiolactone-E (12) and 13 were isolated from the ethyl acetate extract of the culture medium of Sclerotinia homoeocarpa. Struc...

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Holub, Patricia A.

    2007-01-01

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

  3. Restoring the Balance: Dollars, Values, and the Future of College Sports

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, 2010

    2010-01-01

    Almost 20 years ago, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics released a landmark report about major college athletics. It criticized low athlete-graduation rates, questionable academic standards, and the increasing tendency of athletics programs to operate independently of university oversight. The trustees of the Knight Foundation…

  4. Beyond bankable dollars: establishing a business case for improving health care.

    PubMed

    Bailit, Michael; Dyer, Mary Beth

    2004-09-01

    To address widespread deficiencies in the quality of health care, the authors argue that health care organizations need to be able to make a "business case" for improving quality--a compelling rationale for financial investment in quality improvement programs. The authors' framework for such a business case is organized around three broad areas: direct financial considerations, strategic considerations, and internal organizational considerations. Within these categories, they offer a total of 10 specific business case arguments, with examples, for investing in quality improvement.

  5. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company. Part 8 (5450-6150)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-01-01

    Coll CA w C> 0 0 0 a 0 ISO 0 a 0 0 0 0 0 a a 411 0 a a a 0 0 0 Ui 4 U, w 0 .1 to U- 0 119 x 0 ILI 41C I- 1 .1LL w 0 0 0 a a a 0 a a 0 a 0 a a 0 a 0 0...I0 wu 1 0 𔃾 -> > z Ji wi - -00 C04 2In 20 4 ~ 0 .4 I I = m~ P. in ISO m mi III P- v .40 0 Q in (0 m’ P.. v mO w 4 P- C0 w 0 I I ~in 0 P. N m I - : m... ISO -4 v Sa 40 a r - vW C’ m 0 w " " f ) CIn 0 -4 wa qt " n 0 a1 - a N 0 " -4 5 D 0 4 40 C#) CY) NMs C ’ Cl) (a 0(a w~ C4 III III’ r- -I, 0ll-C C -0 4

  6. Addressing the Declining Productivity of Higher Education Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. Stretching the Higher Education Dollar. Special Report 2

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Harris, Douglas N.

    2013-01-01

    Higher education productivity, as measured by academic degrees granted by American colleges and universities, is declining. Since the early 1990s, real expenditures on higher education have grown by more than 25 percent, now amounting to 2.9 percent of US gross domestic product (GDP)--greater than the percentage of GDP spent on higher education in…

  7. Public Policies, Prices, and Productivity in American Higher Education. Stretching the Higher Education Dollar. Special Report 3

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hauptman, Arthur M.

    2013-01-01

    Rapid increases in what colleges charge and what they spend per student have been and remain one of the most controversial aspects of American higher education. Tuition, fees, and other college charges have increased in both the public and private sectors at more than twice the rate of inflation for over a quarter century. Trends over time in what…

  8. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company. Part 4 (Y191-Z300)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1991-01-01

    i ci i 4 a i : i 0 : 0, 0 41 z 0 ci a 0: 0 0 0 a toe a I c i c c c c c c m i c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c w~~ Iawa 0 00 0 000 0 0 a0 00 0 0 0 0...JS0 a m m m 0 ( us a4 us I n % n t n C A c p t 0 n 41 4s i aa-4 -v4 -.4 -4 -.4 -4 .4 -4 -4 -4 ..4 .4 -4 -4 -4 -4 -4 -.4 -.4 1-.4 4 -.4 -.4 a’ a) 0 Iawa

  9. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company, FY83, Part 5 (N065-W059).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1983-01-01

    COLLECTION 90 ENTREPRISES BOUTIAU HENNEBERT BELGIUM ARMY GARBAGE COLLECTION 26 ENVIRONMENTAL COLLECTION CO OHIO ARMY GARBAGE COLLECTION 27 ENVIRONMENTAL...B IN OC TR NAVY LEASE-RENTAL OF EG/VEHICLES-TRAILERS-CYC ISUZU MOTORS FINANCE CO LTD GUAM NAVY LEASE-RENTAL OF EQ/VEHICLES TRAILERS-CYC JAN CAR

  10. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by State, County, Contractor, and Place. Part 2. (Alachua, Florida-Wexford, Michigan)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-01-01

    0000 0 0 I td 00N -4_ 4A-41.11111.4- CL z >-WO 1-x Q QI o x-W0C I > c~0 Oz z0’ (0- z zoo LA ) OA r~C 0 00. o "I Ŕ( (0 (0Ŕ >* <~-0 0. LA r-C - L OW I...IJ -4 -0 )> 1- 1..- (0~IU I 04u ww x~ Z" 01- 00? 0?~<x OU "i1- Z u( Ŕ I-L) "EUIU < EUQ " D 34 I Il wmo0)wx ᝰ?=" o I < (DOwo sauo C).X" 0>U MJJ- I...NNl 00 0 0 (I 6 ( CL0O w0- C’) Cl0C ) Q 0 ~ ww I2 I r- -tCi - C., it ) 0N 00 -40 4 N * 6-4 W- I I (n.. C14- U WO 6(0 V ~- (a (d<< 9c 0 0 0 td w ’ z

  11. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company. Part 1 (AA11-AZ16)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-01-01

    4 -4 4 I ~ z I % - . - 4 : -4 )1 4 : 41 -I I I I Z NI 0m m - 4 a _4 it m 4 cc -D 0 m m 4- _4 LU LU 0 24 tm x. 0. IL4 ..4 x. ’x x. . ILC C-) 0) 414- C1...Ql I CKI < 2 0 (4) I cm m 0 c. w 00wcom 0 --4 r- co w l c, W 0000 0000 ( tm ’ N -o "- -4 o’ V.L t v w L - w - o -40( cl m LA m44 -4 Cl) 1, en -4 L...l ) C 4 ) 0 ) ) tdC ) 0 t a C) a) C ) cl 0 I C)1 I I I I I = - -4 I I I n -4 Im -0 LU w 4L 4 4 - 4o 0 01 I 4 L. I oA CO 0 41 1 0 IV C) (13 ml Cl IV

  12. 38 CFR 3.405 - Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar rate.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... survivor first met the residency and citizenship or permanent resident alien status requirements in § 3.42, if VA receives evidence of this within one year of that date; or (3) Effective date of service connection, provided VA receives evidence that the veteran or survivor meets the residency and citizenship...

  13. 38 CFR 3.405 - Filipino veterans and their survivors; benefits at the full-dollar rate.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... survivor first met the residency and citizenship or permanent resident alien status requirements in § 3.42, if VA receives evidence of this within one year of that date; or (3) Effective date of service connection, provided VA receives evidence that the veteran or survivor meets the residency and citizenship...

  14. Where Have All the Dollars Gone? Public Expenditures for Human Resource Development in New York City, 1961-71.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brecher, Charles

    The author has reviewed the rise in the expense budget of New York City from the early 1960's to the early 1970's, concentrating on the expenditures for human resources development (education, health, welfare, and family back-up services) which account for about 70 percent of the total. One reason for rising expenses has been the expansion of…

  15. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company, FY84, Part 2 (2620-4540).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1984-01-01

    213 1.116 ,NAL BUSINESS MCHS NEW YORK NAVY ANIMAL DRAWN VEHICLES AND FARM TRAILERS 123 SYSTEMS INC MARYLAND ARMY SADDLERY HARNESS WHIPS AND FURNISHINGS...CORPORATION NEW JERSEY ARMY MISC ENGINE ACCESSORIES - NONAIRCRAFT 68 ELECTRO MOTIVE DIVISION GMO ILLINOIS DLA MISC ENGINE ACCESSORIES - NONAIRORAFT 38... FARMS INC VIRGINIA NAVY PRINTING DUPLICATING & BOOKBINDING EQUIP 26 V DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PAGE 494 P3IM CONTRACTS OVER $25 OOP BY FEDERAL STOCK

  16. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company, FY 85. Part 3 (R212-S208).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1985-01-01

    x xx 14L a ww w w w w w w w w w w a La 10 1 a Iaaa ɜ<<< i a a aK a a- I a m a- 2- C- a- a- a- a-a- a- a- a- a- a- a- a- a- a- a- a-a- U. 0 4 a 0 00...ix lam Pu u u U *L Iaaa -14 11 . . - . - - -1 14 11 . 11 . 11 - - - mm a )I> Ialaz l w w w w w w w w 1W I M w I usW1 1 L w w II & w w wwaLmaw w w w

  17. Acoustic Scattering from Sand Dollars (Dendraster excentricus): Modeling as High Aspect Ratio Oblate Objects and Comparison to Experiment

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-09-01

    periwinkles (Littorina littorea), a type of benthic shelled animal. Stanton and Chu (2004) compared laboratory measurements of scattering from a...maximum values. If this test fails (they do not share common x values), the second element is not covered by the first, and the next element is

  18. SLJ's Spending Survey: As the Economy Limps along and Federal Dollars Dwindle, School Librarians Are Turning into Resourceful Survivors

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Farmer, Lesley

    2011-01-01

    This article presents the results of the latest "SLJ" survey of school expenditures and collections for 2009-2010. The survey reveals that librarians have used a variety of coping techniques to weather this economic storm, whether it is servicing more than one school, using additional volunteers, taking on more tasks, or seeking outside funding.…

  19. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by Contractor, State or Country, and Place. Part 3. (Ferrelli, Tony-Karl Arason)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-01-01

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  20. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company, FY 87. Part 10. 5955-6650

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1987-01-01

    C30 ’- 3t x x 𔃾x - -4 9ý fo4 * I £6 .4 46 6 0 £ 4 4. *A 43 1 C) 0 4 In 0 0 -44 W~ M~ 40 0 W 0C 𔃺 U0 144 P 0( I w 1 P1 N- *4( U) 10 CO v1 PJ 0 mA v0...0H 0 xc w 0 W co <H Q4 Q- 0 C) 1 0 WU 0 1 H W IL < H w) Wj <) 4 1.- 0 H acca ~ cc xa 4 H H c .4 4)I c 0 I-H na zc cc 1- 40 m-c c IQ01 Z ZH 0 O w 0- a...Z 2 a a a .4 44 lt 1,4 1- 1 ). - 4 1- 4 a I - a P.4-1- D.-. k - 4 F - 414 p I" P1 -a 11- P- I- a-4 o at 1 0 0000000000 U0 Q0 00 00 0ou000cQ u0 uuU to

  1. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company, FY 85. Part 7 (3020-5815).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1985-01-01

    1 - j i - AI i i - ii - I. - > z : -J -J j j- - j - - - j -I I-Ij . j - - i i - z~~~~ 00 1- I - " P1 . - 4. w . 11xx x xx I xzz I x.II 2L I. I...a- 0 0f a- a a-4 4 a . 4 CL~ a > I4> > 4 >> >1 0 x>141 0~ w aw o ~ ~~ acca 0 . a~~ a- 1 - > W. n a U CA C. a- baaa - 0 C 4.- 0 -C ma E z 0 a~a ~ U...2 2 2 2 2 0 4_ or-4m a- I 0 a- a n U-I 4 -1 n 0 a 24>44>2 E 4 m 2ma>2 44 0* 0m 4am a P 4 W -1 0L 3 1 sI. a a a-w-4 c p i I P1 x a0 - a m 1 V I aI . a

  2. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company, FY83, Part 3 (7025-9999).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1983-01-01

    DEVICES 28 C"RUWATICS INC GEORGIA USAF ADP INPUT/OUTPUT AND STORAGE DEVICES 155 CODEX CORP DC ARMY ADP INPUT/OUTPUT AND STORAGE DEVICES 353 I...ARMY ADP SUPPLIES AND SUPPORT EQUIP s 27 CHROMATICS INC GEORGIA ARMY ADP SUPPLIES AND SUPPORT EQUIP 27 CODEX CORP DC ARMY ADP SUPPLIES AND SUPPORT...COMPONENTS 13 CODEX CORP MASS ARMY ADP COMPONENTS 37 COMMART INC MARYLAND USAF ADP COMPONENTS 6 COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP MICHIGAN ARMY ADP COMPONENTS 2

  3. Acoustic Scattering from Sand Dollars (Dendraster excentricus): Modeling as High Aspect Ratio Oblate Objects and Comparison to Experiment

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-09-01

    research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for the past two years has fulfilled a dream. I will...appreciative of the support of my two research advisors at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Dr. Tim Stanton provided the framework for my...Dr. Andone Lavery has been a constant source of guidance and tutelage, helping me clear many difficult research hurdles. Her insight and tireless

  4. 17 CFR 41.11 - Method for determining market capitalization and dollar value of average daily trading volume...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... business. (3) Depositary share has the same meaning as in § 240.12b-2. (4) Foreign financial regulatory... been reported to a foreign financial regulatory authority in the jurisdiction where such...

  5. Dollars, Distinction, or Duty? The Meaning of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for Teachers' Work and Collegial Relations

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Anagnostopoulos, Dorothea; Sykes, Gary; McCrory, Raven; Cannata, Marisa; Frank, Kenneth

    2010-01-01

    The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is the most prominent contemporary effort to professionalize teaching. Along with identifying exceptional teachers, the NBPTS seeks to alter teachers' work by establishing a cadre of expert teachers capable of and obligated to leading school improvement efforts. This article reports…

  6. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company, FY83, Part 1 (1005-5811).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1983-01-01

    MACHINING INC OHIO ARMY GUNS THROUGH 30 MM 49 LIO01S CLUB I NDU MINNESOTA ARMY GUNS THROUGH 30 MM 1,119 PING CO WISCONSIN ARMY GUNS THROUGH 30 MM 35...PETRALLOY CORP NC WISCONSIN USAF GUNS THROUGH 30 i 164 PRECISION INTERP INC KENTUCKY ARMY GUNS THROUGH 30 MM 52 PRECISION PRODUC NEW YORK DLA GUNS THROUGH...1015 (CONTINUED J K W MACI OKLAHOMA ARMY GUNS 75 MM THROUGH 125MM S26 JO BAR MFI WISCONSIN ARMY GUNS 75 MM THROUGH 125 MM 36 K D I ELE

  7. When do the "dollars" make sense? Toward a conceptual framework for contingent valuation studies in health care.

    PubMed

    O'Brien, B; Gafni, A

    1996-01-01

    There is growing interest in the application of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) as a technique for the economic evaluation of health care programs. A distinguishing feature of CBA is that costs and benefits are expressed in the same units of value--typically money. A popular method for estimating money values for health care programs is the use of willingness-to-pay (or accept) survey techniques known as contingent valuation. This paper presents a conceptual framework to help in the interpretation or design of contingent valuation studies in health care. To be consistent with the theory upon which CBA is built, the authors consider what types of questions should be asked of what populations. They conclude that studies undertaking contingent valuation should distinguish between compensating variation and equivalent variation, and recognize that respondents can be gainers or losers in utility and therefore should be asked willingness-to-pay (or accept) questions as appropriate. Current critical-appraisal guidance in the health care literature for CBA is poor and unlikely to offer useful demarcation between good and bad CBA studies. More work is needed exploring whether recently issued guidelines for contingent valuation in environment damage assessment are applicable to health care studies.

  8. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company, FY 85. Part 10 (7035-9150).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1985-01-01

    SiONSORiNG 3b OFFICE SYMBOL 9. PROCUREMENT INSTRUMENT IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (If applicable) i"i ’ y , 51te, and ZIP Code) 10 SOURCE OF FUNDING NUMBERS...0 0 w lee a 0 w * aF a w Y c z Z) 4 <ac z z<Ze a 44 1 lI4 le.- oeel0 lee.-I. 0eelLA Veel I-V 1 e . . leeto c c -. c 44 dc a1 al aL I0c lee C .40U 1...4 Co 4 a a 0a ma 0 z a4mC o~ ~ . I-- I. <-m I-- wn a n a n a n a n annwn a a n a n a-~ y - I-Z aaa a. a a . a. a .- a. a. a. m~a a . a . a . a ma -C

  9. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company, FY83, Part 4 (AA92-N063).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1983-01-01

    CONN ARMY MAINT-REPAIR OF EQ/MAINTENANCE SHOP EQ 26 CCIIARCO INC OHIO USAF MAINT-REPAIR OF EQ/MAINTENANCE SHOP EQ 28 CONTRAVES GOERZ CORP GEORGIA USAF...CESSNA AIRCRAFT CO ECUADOR USAF TECH REP SERVICES /AIRCRAFT I CONTRAVES GOERZ CORP PA USAF TECH REP SERVICES /AIRCRAFT CUBIC CORP CALIFORNIA NAVY

  10. 500 Contractors Receiving the Largest Dollar Volume of Prime Contract Awards for RDT&E Fiscal Year 1989

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-01-01

    COMPUTER SCIENCES CORPORATION 84 B AVCO RESEARCH LABORATORY INC 109 B CONTEL FEDERAL SYSTEMS INC 439 B B D SYSTEMS INC 427 B CONTRAVES GOERZ CORPORATION...2,121 Costa Mesa California 2,026 Santa Ana California 52 450 COMPRHENSIVE TECHNOLOGIES INTL S 2,109 * Chant illy Virginia 2,109 427 CONTRAVES GOERZ

  11. Improving Sanitation and Federal Inspection at Slaughter Plants: How to Get Better Results for the Inspection Dollar.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1981-07-20

    rating based on the likelihood that it is producing adulterated or misbranded products. The Branch reviews the worst (category 1) plants semiannually...to slaughter the rest. Inspectors then examine each car- cass post mortem for evidence of disease, adulteration , or other indications of...unwholesomeness. The inspectors reject for human consumption any unwholesome or adulterated product. The product that passes inspection is marked or labeled to show

  12. From Dreams to Dollars: Joining the Theory of Planning with the Practicality of Budget to Maximize Both

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dorsey, Myrtle E. B.

    2008-01-01

    The integrated online planning and budget development system at Baton Rouge Community College is an innovative approach to systematically link college strategic priorities and unit plan objectives with financial resources. Using two industry standards (Microsoft Access and Sungard Banner), a user-friendly program was developed that has facilitated…

  13. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by State, Place, and Contractor, FY84, Part 4, (Allenville, Missouri-Wyoming, Pennsylvania).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1984-01-01

    CLOSED CIRCUIT TV CORP 26 26INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY INC 67 67INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY 75 75 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MCHS 28 28M L ENERGIA INC 30...I 28 PRINCETON E 0 & 0 PARC 28 IBM CORP 25 25 M L ENERGIA INC 107 107 SAN LUIS CAMERA 41 41...SANDERS ASSOCIATES INC 848 848 SATELLITE SERVICES INC 237 237 SCHICKEL H GEN CONTR INC 132 132 SHERLOT HOME RENOVATION CORP 317 317 TRACY TROMBLEY CONT

  14. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by State, County, Contractor, and Place, FY83, Part 2 (Oceana, Michigan - Weston, Wyoming).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1983-01-01

    305 M L ENERGIA INC PRINCETON 28 28 MARINE SALVAGE SERVICES INC PENNINGTON 475- 475- MATHTECH INC PRINCETON 389 389 MENTOR ELECTRIC SUPPLY CO TRENTON...BRAGG 344 344 NCAR CUMBERLAND PHILLIPS LESTER INC FORT BRAGG 293 293 NCAR CUMBERLAND PIPELINE RENOVATION SERVICE FORT BRAGG 107 107 NCAR CUMBERLAND...PIPELINE RENOVATION SERVICE LANGLEY AFB 205 161 44 VIRGI HAMPTON PRESSURE SYSTEMS INC HAMPTON 65 30 35 VIRGI HAMPTON R & H GENERAL CONTRACTORS FORT

  15. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by State, Place, and Contractor, FY83, Part 2 (Flint, Michigan - Wheatland, Wyoming).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1983-01-01

    118 2,024 INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY PRINCETON NEW JERSEY 80 80 INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSIS PRINCETON NEW JERSEY 7,031 7,031 M L ENERGIA INC...FORT BRAGG NCAR 344 344 PHILLIPS LESTER INC FORT BRAGG NCAR 293 293 PIPELINE RENOVATION SERVICE INC FORT BRAGG NCAR 107 107 PITNEY BO3ES INC FORT BRAGG...AFB VIRGINIA 27 27 4E CONSrRUCTION CO LANGLEY AFB VIRGINIA 63 63 NSULA ENGINEERING CO INC LANGLEY AFB IRGINIA 57 57 ’LINE RENOVATION SERVICE INC

  16. Federal Dollars for Local Schools. Selections from the Federal Aid Planner. A Guide for School District Administrators.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brodinsky, Ben, Ed.

    The reports in this compendium discuss various aspects of federal activities in education. Several authors discuss (1) the role of the Federal Government in the 1970s; (2) the education amendments of 1972; (3) aid grantsmanship; (4) career education; (5) the education of gifted and talented students; (6) the education of the handicapped; (7)…

  17. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by State, Place, and Contractor, FY83, Part 1 (Adamsville, Alabama - Ferndale, Michigan).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1983-01-01

    TEK OF SAN DIEGO CAMP PENDLETON CALIFORNIA 71 71 SPECIALTY SYSTEMS INC CAMP PENDLETON CALIFORNIA s1 810 SPECTRUM LEASING CORP CAMP PENDLETON...METALS INC -4JNTAIN VIEW CALIFORNIA 132 132 SAMS ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY IOUNTAIN VIEW CALIFORNIA 313 313 SAN DIEGO RON & STEEL FABRICAT IOUNTAIN VIEW...CALIFORNIA 151 97 54 SAN DIEGO MASTER MAINE CORP4OUNTAIN VIEW CALIFORNIA 83 83 SYSTE S ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES IOUNTAIN VIEW CALIFORNIA 144 144 SUNTAIN

  18. The Effect of Farmers' Decisions on Pest Control with Bt Crops: A Billion Dollar Game of Strategy.

    PubMed

    Milne, Alice E; Bell, James R; Hutchison, William D; van den Bosch, Frank; Mitchell, Paul D; Crowder, David; Parnell, Stephen; Whitmore, Andrew P

    2015-12-01

    A farmer's decision on whether to control a pest is usually based on the perceived threat of the pest locally and the guidance of commercial advisors. Therefore, farmers in a region are often influenced by similar circumstances, and this can create a coordinated response for pest control that is effective at a landscape scale. This coordinated response is not intentional, but is an emergent property of the system. We propose a framework for understanding the intrinsic feedback mechanisms between the actions of humans and the dynamics of pest populations and demonstrate this framework using the European corn borer, a serious pest in maize crops. We link a model of the European corn borer and a parasite in a landscape with a model that simulates the decisions of individual farmers on what type of maize to grow. Farmers chose whether to grow Bt-maize, which is toxic to the corn borer, or conventional maize for which the seed is cheaper. The problem is akin to the snow-drift problem in game theory; that is to say, if enough farmers choose to grow Bt maize then because the pest is suppressed an individual may benefit from growing conventional maize. We show that the communication network between farmers' and their perceptions of profit and loss affects landscape scale patterns in pest dynamics. We found that although adoption of Bt maize often brings increased financial returns, these rewards oscillate in response to the prevalence of pests.

  19. 76 FR 5819 - Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; HUD-Owned Real Estate-Dollar Home...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-02-02

    ...: The information collected will be used in binding contracts between the purchaser and HUD. The... soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. The information collected will be used in binding contracts between the purchaser and HUD. The respondents are purchasers of HUD-owned properties,...

  20. The Yuan vs. the Dollar: China and the United States are Already in a "Hot" War

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2005-05-19

    HotWar is named as such because it is a money-centric conflict where speculative money (Le., "Hof’ money in FOREX )reigns as an instrument of economic and...exchange ( FOREX ) market. Here, the USD valiantly attempts to defend its reserved position in the world, while it is dragged into collisions with the...the two nations; rather, the value ofthese two currencies, which perennially draw speculative (i.e., "hot") money in the FOREX markets, is the

  1. Surveying for Dollars: The Role of the American Community Survey in the Geographic Distribution of Federal Funds

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reamer, Andrew D.

    2010-01-01

    The American Community Survey (ACS) is a Census Bureau program that provides annually updated information on demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics of U.S. households at every level of geography, from the nation to the neighborhood. ACS data are used by public and business decision-makers to more clearly identify issues and…

  2. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company, FY84, Part 5 (6630-7530).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1984-01-01

    DRAFTING SURVEYING & MAPPING INSTRUMENTS 33 DELTA LIGHTING CO CONN ARMY DRAFTING SURVEYING & MAPPING INSTRUMENTS 347 DIETZGEN CORP JAPAN DLA DRAFTING...STORAGE DEVICES 38 CONTRACTOR TOTAL so MESA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION MARYLAND ARMY ADP INPUT/OUTPUT AND STORAGE DEVICES 2C4 MESON CORPORATION CALIFORNIA...338 VECTOR GENERAL CALIFORNIA NAVY ADP ACCESSORIAL EQUIP 31 VERSATEC INC CALIFORNIA USAF ADP ACCESSORIAL EQUIP 37 MARYLAND ARMY ADP ACCESSORIAL EQUIP

  3. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company, FY84, Part 6 (7540-9999).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1984-01-01

    FSC DESCRIPTION------------------------------ 7540 CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL CORP NEW YORK DLA STANDARD FORMS S 38 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINE...BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS 50 SILVER BURDETT COMPANY GEORGIA ARMY BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS 71 SOUTHWEST BUSINESS PUBL CO TEXAS ARMY BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS 188 USAF...AND PERIODICALS 412 NAVY NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS 215 STATE TOTAL 627 SOUTHWEST BUSINESS PUBL CO TEXAS ARMY NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS 39 STANDARD

  4. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company, FY 85. Part 2 (E199-R211).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1985-01-01

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  5. 13 CFR 124.506 - At what dollar threshold must an 8(a) procurement be competed among eligible Participants?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...) There is a reasonable expectation that at least two eligible Participants will submit offers at a fair... applicable threshold amount and there is not a reasonable expectation that at least two eligible...

  6. Fiscal and Monetary Policy via the Internet and Where Did the Too Many Dollars Come From? Lesson Plans.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ripp, Ken

    This document contains two lesson plans. The first, "Fiscal and Monetary Policy via the Internet," seeks to expose high school students to Internet technology while introducing them to fiscal and monetary policy. Information gathering skills, economic understanding, policy application, and economic content retention should all be enhanced by this…

  7. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company, FY83, Part 6 (W061-Z299).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1983-01-01

    O,,PITALS ANID INFIRMARIELS BATESON J W CO & CENTEX CORP JV TEXAS ARMY CONSTR: CONSTRUCTION/HOSPITALS AND INFIRMARiES BLAKE CONST CO & U S INDUSTRIES...FACILITIES GHArER TAHSEEN EST TRADING & CONTR S ARAB;A ARMY CONSTP: CONSTRUCTION/AMMUNITION FACILITIES GREGORY CONSTRUClORS INC MISS ARMY CONSTR...GOGO FACILITIES 246- GREGORY CONSTRUCTORS INC mISS NAVY CONSTR: CONSTRUCTION/R&D - GOGO FACILITIES 14. HAWKINS FRED L MARYLAND ARMY CONSTR

  8. Stretching the School Dollar: How Schools and Districts Can Save Money While Serving Students Best. Educational Innovations

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hess, Frederick M., Ed.; Osberg, Eric, Ed.

    2010-01-01

    Simultaneous pressures to reduce costs and increase student achievement have never been greater than they are today. Not only is cost-cutting essential in this era of tightened resources, argue Hess and Osberg, but eliminating inefficient spending is critical for freeing up resources to drive school reform. This provocative book brings together a…

  9. Highlights of Fire in the United States: Deaths, Injuries, Dollar Loss, and Incidents at the National, State, and Local Levels.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Fire Prevention and Control Administration (DOC), Washington, DC. National Fire Data Center.

    This report provides fire departments, federal and state governments, and others active in the fire protection field with information which can be used to improve the efficacy and targeting of fire prevention programs. As a byproduct, it illustrates ways that state and local governments might analyze their own fire problems. The report describes…

  10. 500 Contractors Receiving the Largest Dollar Volume of Prime Contract Awards for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1993-10-01

    CORPORATION 473 B GEOIFT TECHNOLOGIES INC 177 B DYNETICS INC 388 N GEORGIA INSTITUTE TECHNOLOGY 413 B E-OIR MEASUREMENTS INC 112 N GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH...Alabama 12,730 Norfolk Virginia 30 177 DYNETICS INC S 12,306 * 193 VEDA INCORPORATED 11,083 * Huntsville Alabama 12,306 Lexington Park Maryland 191 Dayton

  11. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company, FY 85. Part 8 (5820-6145).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1985-01-01

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  12. 500 Contractors Receiving the Largest Dollar Volume of Prime Contract Awards for RDT&E, Fiscal Year 1985.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1985-01-01

    34 -’ .._ ’- ’ ..." : L L ’: : : -- -b b L,"___’.’_ -.’_--’ "_’ -’..’I .- Nov TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction...development, advanced .’! - development, engineering development, operational systems development, or management and support services. (Full definitions...43.8 Operational Systems 3,885,310 20.5 Advanced Development 3,258,805 17.2 Exploratory Development 1,716,289 9.1 Research 1,141,697 6.0 Management and

  13. In the Bank...Or Up the Chimney? A Dollars and Cents Guide to Energy-Saving Home Improvements.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ackerman, Allan D.; And Others

    This book is designed to answer energy conservation questions about the home. It explains what energy conservation procedures are most efficient and under what conditions. Means for estimating the financial cost of these energy-saving home improvements are included. The book is divided into four parts: (1) A quick look at your home; (2) A closer…

  14. Centralized Analysis of Local Data, With Dollars and Lives on the Line: Lessons From The Home Radon Experience

    SciTech Connect

    Price, PhillipN.; Gelman, Andrew

    2014-11-24

    In this chapter we elucidate four main themes. The first is that modern data analyses, including "Big Data" analyses, often rely on data from different sources, which can present challenges in constructing statistical models that can make effective use of all of the data. The second theme is that although data analysis is usually centralized, frequently the final outcome is to provide information or allow decision-making for individuals. Third, data analyses often have multiple uses by design: the outcomes of the analysis are intended to be used by more than one person or group, for more than one purpose. Finally, issues of privacy and confidentiality can cause problems in more subtle ways than are usually considered; we will illustrate this point by discussing a case in which there is substantial and effective political opposition to simply acknowledging the geographic distribution of a health hazard. A researcher analyzes some data and learns something important. What happens next? What does it take for the results to make a difference in people's lives? In this chapter we tell a story - a true story - about a statistical analysis that should have changed government policy, but didn't. The project was a research success that did not make its way into policy, and we think it provides some useful insights into the interplay between locally-collected data, statistical analysis, and individual decision making.

  15. 77 FR 840 - Pricing for 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters® Products and American Eagle Silver Dollars

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-06

    ... United States Mint Pricing for 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Products and American Eagle Silver... Mint is announcing 2012 pricing for America the Beautiful Quarters products and American Eagle Silver... Quarters Circulating Coin Set TM..... 5.95 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin.....

  16. A million dollar exit from the anarchic slum-world: Slumdog Millionaire's hollow idioms of social justice.

    PubMed

    Sengupta, Mitu

    2010-01-01

    This article contests the characterisation of the popular and acclaimed film, Slumdog Millionaire, as a realistic portrayal of India's urban poverty that will ultimately serve as a tool of advocacy for India's urban poor. It argues that the film's reductive view of slum-spaces will more probably reinforce negative attitudes towards slum-dwellers, lending credibility to the sorts of policies that have historically dispossessed them of power and dignity. By drawing attention to the film's celebration of characters and spaces that symbolise Western culture and Northern trajectories of 'development', the article also critically engages with some of the issues raised by the film's enormous success.

  17. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by State, County, Contractor and Place. Part 4 (Montgomery-Weston)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-01-01

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  18. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company. Part 5. (V211-Z159)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-01-01

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  19. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by State, Place, and Contractor, FY 86. Part 1. (Aliceville, Alabama - Washington, DC).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1986-01-01

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  20. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company, FY 85. Part 4 (S209-Z111).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1985-01-01

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  1. The Effect of Farmers’ Decisions on Pest Control with Bt Crops: A Billion Dollar Game of Strategy

    PubMed Central

    Hutchison, William D.; van den Bosch, Frank; Mitchell, Paul D.; Crowder, David; Parnell, Stephen; Whitmore, Andrew P.

    2015-01-01

    A farmer’s decision on whether to control a pest is usually based on the perceived threat of the pest locally and the guidance of commercial advisors. Therefore, farmers in a region are often influenced by similar circumstances, and this can create a coordinated response for pest control that is effective at a landscape scale. This coordinated response is not intentional, but is an emergent property of the system. We propose a framework for understanding the intrinsic feedback mechanisms between the actions of humans and the dynamics of pest populations and demonstrate this framework using the European corn borer, a serious pest in maize crops. We link a model of the European corn borer and a parasite in a landscape with a model that simulates the decisions of individual farmers on what type of maize to grow. Farmers chose whether to grow Bt-maize, which is toxic to the corn borer, or conventional maize for which the seed is cheaper. The problem is akin to the snow-drift problem in game theory; that is to say, if enough farmers choose to grow Bt maize then because the pest is suppressed an individual may benefit from growing conventional maize. We show that the communication network between farmers’ and their perceptions of profit and loss affects landscape scale patterns in pest dynamics. We found that although adoption of Bt maize often brings increased financial returns, these rewards oscillate in response to the prevalence of pests. PMID:26720851

  2. Innovation in Photovoltaic Science, Engineering, and Policy: A Potential Trillion-Dollar Global Industry for Sustainable Energy

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zheng, Cheng

    The solar photovoltaic (PV) technology was an expensive niche energy source only for satellite applications, hallmarked by the Bell Lab's launch of the Telstar satellite with PV cells in 1962. Over the past decades, the accumulation of vast amount of effort across various disciplines in science, engineering, and policy has enabled the phenomenal growth of the solar PV industry into a global enterprise with about 140 gigawatt (GW) of cumulative installations by the end of 2013. Further cost reduction through innovation holds the promise in deploying terawatt (TW)-scale solar PV systems globally in both developed and developing countries, meeting growing energy demand and mitigating climate change. Chapter 1 presents a big picture view of the unsustainable path, heavily relying on fossil fuels, in the current global energy landscape. The main body of the dissertation examines the solar PV technology from a holistic and interdisciplinary perspective: from the basic research, to innovations in manufacturing and installing PV modules, to the driving energy policies. Chapter 2 offers a fundamental understanding of the PV technology and a review on recent scientific advances in improving PV efficiency (W/m 2). Chapter 3 reviews the state-of-the-art process flow in manufacturing commercial PV modules. In the context of pursuing further reduction in manufacturing cost (/m2), the thin Si film concept and its recent research effort are reviewed. Aiming to explore novel ways to produce high-quality seed crystals for thin Si film deposition, the key findings of the laser crystallization experiment is presented in Chapter 4. The fundamental thermophysics of nucleation and crystal growth is first reviewed, which highlights the importance of temperature evolution and heat transport in modelling the ultrafast laser crystallization process. Laser crystallization of a range of Si nanostructures are then carried out to study the nucleation and crystal growth behavior under some novel conditions, such as suspended narrow Si membranes and Si nanoparticles confined on top of oxide nanostructures. The cost of a PV module (/W) is determined by both its rated efficiency (W/m2) and its manufacturing cost (/m2). However, the same PV module with the same cost can lead to significantly different levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) in /kWh, depending on the location and configuration of the installed PV system. Chapter 5 starts with an overview of the geographic distribution of solar resources and retail electricity rates, which yield a range of grid parity points across the world. Then, energy yield simulations for different PV panel tilt configurations are carried out using the angle-and-wavelength-resolved solar irradiance data, to examine the effect of angular and spectral variations in the solar spectrum on system performance. Energy policies have been the driving forces for the phenomenal progress of the PV technology: the continuing reduction in cost and the rapid growth in deployment. Chapter 6 first reviews major policy instruments for PV, and then discusses about a few important policy lessons from the rapid development of the global PV industry during 2000-2013. Concerned with the mounting fiscal pressure from deployment incentives and focused on further cost reductions, an innovation-focused policy framework is proposed to revive the PV manufacturing sector and to pursue an innovation-driven global PV industry moving forward.

  3. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company, FY88. Part 6. (Z129-Z299).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1988-01-01

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  4. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by State, Place and Contractor, FY 85. Part 2 (Anderson, Indiana - Yadkinville, North Carolina).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1985-01-01

    1 0 )-> w" I cc 0-6 41 (nIM O S 1 zl 1 . n 0 anz CLu- A O -Inwo w LU 0.U Dic ). VU 60 N L) w. M *U 604 L"" >’-a 10 *a .( LZ Iii w- 41a .c- CliI-- " I... DIC )) Il 4 C WI I 00 N a N0 C.4 -.4 V’ C4 40 I-4(O40 OD . 6 0 1 E I 0 ( 00 I 0 CD a* woo=.O m1. ll 0 N C. COC XI I so Go -40-0m 0 I0 Io 0 I 40-I 0 0...I fl. Il WIML V Nt :8:󈧰 * .I > I v- n. . In 41 -4( 03 N 0 en 04 00 ( e4- -4 DIC I n-t, n 4 I I L. I I 23 I * IM 0ljL -JOF I QrsL i ) I3 wu-> 1 1- a

  5. 17 CFR 41.11 - Method for determining market capitalization and dollar value of average daily trading volume...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... securities with the largest market capitalization shall be identified from the universe of all NMS securities... identified from the universe of all NMS securities as defined in § 242.600 that are common stock...

  6. 17 CFR 41.11 - Method for determining market capitalization and dollar value of average daily trading volume...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... securities with the largest market capitalization shall be identified from the universe of all NMS securities... identified from the universe of all NMS securities as defined in § 242.600 that are common stock...

  7. 17 CFR 41.11 - Method for determining market capitalization and dollar value of average daily trading volume...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... securities with the largest market capitalization shall be identified from the universe of all NMS securities... identified from the universe of all NMS securities as defined in § 242.600 that are common stock...

  8. 17 CFR 41.11 - Method for determining market capitalization and dollar value of average daily trading volume...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... securities with the largest market capitalization shall be identified from the universe of all NMS securities... identified from the universe of all NMS securities as defined in § 242.600 that are common stock...

  9. Dollars and Sense: Analysis of Spending and Revenue Patterns to Inform Fiscal Planning for California Higher Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shulock, Nancy; Offenstein, Jeremy; Esch, Camille

    2011-01-01

    After decades of focusing on expansion and access, California's institutions of higher education are now being handed a more difficult charge: to dramatically increase the number of college graduates with diminishing state funding. There is a growing consensus that the United States needs to ratchet up its production of college graduates to turn…

  10. 26 CFR 1.985-2 - Election to use the United States dollar as the functional currency of a QBU.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... the controlling United States shareholders on behalf of the foreign corporation by— (A) Filing a... therein. The term controlling United States shareholders means those United States shareholders (as... term “controlling United States shareholders” means all the United States shareholders (as defined...

  11. Vannevar Bush 2: Science for the 21st Century. Why Should Federal Dollars be Spent to Support Scientific Research?

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Miller, Kate (Editor)

    1995-01-01

    On July 5, 1945, Dr. Vannevar Bush delivered a report to President Truman known as 'Science: The Endless Frontier'. In the report, Dr. Bush stated that 'scientific progress is one essential key to our security as a nation, to our better health, to more jobs, to a higher standard of living, and to our cultural progress'. Bush addressed job creation, the independence of basic research, the ties between research and application, and the nations's need for new talent. In 1995, there are strong similarities between the issues addressed in the Congress, Administration, and the public and those following World War 2. Federal funds and research funding are under severe pressure, including that from fiscal constraints in the federal budget due to the large and growing deficit and the escalating cost of health care. Defense conversion is addressed in the Congress and in industry, where many jobs are at stake. Conversion of the national laboratories, particularly nuclear weapons laboratories, has been a subject of a governmental commission and is the subject of draft legislation. Health care costs and the appropriate role of the federal government in funding basic and applied research has become a major topic of debate. Discussion on education in science has grown from the issue of how to produce more Ph.D.'s to how to improve the understanding of technology and science among the general public.

  12. CardioPulse. Company success stories: Medtronic: From a garage workshop to a billion-dollar enterprise.

    PubMed

    ten Hoedt, Rob

    2010-10-01

    Freelance medical journalist, Emma Wilkinson, MA, talks to Rob ten Hoedt, vice president of Medtronic's cardiovascular business in Western Europe, about the growth of the world's largest medical device company.

  13. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company, FY84, Part 3 (4610-5925).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1984-01-01

    CALGON CARBON CORPORATION DEL PENN USAF WATER PURIFICATION EQUIPMENT CALIFORNIA CNSLD WTR PURIFCTN CALIFORNIA NAVY WATER PURIFICATION EQUIPMENT CLARK...COOPER CORPORATION NEW JERSEY ARMY WATER PURIFICATION EQUIPMENT CORONADO TECHNOLOGY INC ARIZONA DLA WATER PURIFICATION EQUIPMENT CRANE CO PENN NAVY WATER...ILLINOIS DLA WATER PURIFICATION EQUIPMENT KENNECOTT CORPORATION INDIANA ARMY WATER PURIFICATION EQUIPMENT KINGS POINT MANUFACTURING INC N CAROLINA DLA WATER

  14. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by Contractor, State or Country, and Place. Part 2. (CEA Berkleonics-Ferrellgas, Inc.)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-01-01

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  15. 500 Contractors Receiving the Largest Dollar Volume of Prime Contract Awards for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Fiscal Year 1994.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1994-01-01

    LTV AEROSPACE AND DEITNSE CO 275 B NATION INC 81 B LTV CORPORATION 175 N NATIONAL ACADEMY SCIENCES USA 228 B LUFKIN INDUJSTRIES INC 69 B NATIONAL... USA 54 B GTE CORPORAIION 142 B EATON CORPORATION 413 B GJILD ASSOCIATES INC 119 B EER SYSTEM CORPORATION 314 B HALLI BURTON; COMPANY 135 B EG&G INC...340 B NAVMAR APPLIED SCIENCES CORP 307 B MAC GREGOR-NAVIRE USA INC 299 B NCHIP, INC 173 B MADEN TECH CONSULTING INC 423 N NEUl MEXICO INST OP MIN

  16. 500 Contractors Receiving the Largest Dollar Volume of Prime Contract Awards for Research Development Test and Evaluation: Fiscal Year 1991

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1991-01-01

    RES SYSTEMS LTD S 4,486 * Lufkin Texas 3,940 Alexandria Virginia 4,486 318 MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY INC 3,823 * 293 SUPPORT CONTRACTING SYSTEMS 4,466...CONTRAVES USA INC 314 B ETEC SYSTEMS INC 2 4 1 CONTROL DATA CORPORATION 431 B EVALUATION RESEARCH CORP 178 N CORNELL UNIVERSITY 181 B FAIRCHILD...195 E I L C INDUSTRIES DELAWARE 5 B LTV AEROSPACE & DEFENSE CO 304 B I R T CORPORATION 317 B LUFKIN INDUSTRIES INC 191 N ILLINOIS INST OF TECHNOLOGY 272

  17. Dollar Summary of Federal Supply Classification and Service Category by Company, FY84, Part 1 (1005-2610).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1984-01-01

    WISCONSIN ARMY GUNS THROUGH 30 MM 3a JONESSORO TOOL S DIE CORP GEORGIA USAF GUNS THROUGH 30 MM 27 _ - - m.m md mmm i m I m e m m A STOS DEPARTMENT OF...THROUGH 30 MM 79 L P N PRECISION PARTS TLS CO NEW YORK ARMY GUNS THROUGH 30 MM 45 LAKE CITY INDUSTRIES INC PENN ARMY GUNS THROUGH 30 MM $36 LAUMANN...EQUIPMENT 52,353 CONTRACTOR TOTAL 52,453 CAN-AM INTERNATIONAL INC GEORGIA ARMY CAMOUFLAGE AND DECEPTION EQUIPMENT 548 CERTIFIED SLINGS INC FLORIDA ARMY

  18. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by State, Place, and Contractor, FY84, Part 3, (Anderson, Indiana-Winona, Mississippi).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1984-01-01

    DECATUR WAYNE NOVSLTY CORPORATION 916 165 751 DELP RICHMOND LOX EQUIP. OC 27...AIR NAME NAME TOTAL ARMY NAVY FORCE DLA OCE ODA EVANSVILLE YANCY MINERALS 1,004 1,004 TOTAL - EVANSVILLE 8,250 541 32 5,972 1,705 FORT WAYNE ACCU-TEMP...39 39 ECKRICH PETER & SONS INC DEL 32 32 ENVIROTEMP CORP 82 82 FORT WAYNE TRUCK PARTS & EUP 1, 490 754 736 GENERAL ELECTRIC CO 344 344 GENERAL

  19. USAWC (United States Army War College) Military Studies Program. Reserve Forces--Can Our Defense Dollars Be Extended?

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-09-26

    without having to enlist for two to four years. He or she can attend college on a full-time basis and receive tuition assistance while they simultaneously...WORK UNIT NUMBERS US Army War College Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013-5050 11. CONTROLLING OFFICE NAME AND ADDRESS 12. REPORT DATE 13.- NUMER OF PAGES 22...Advisor US Army War College Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania 17013 15 April 1985 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; distribution

  20. 77 FR 15052 - Dataset Workshop-U.S. Billion Dollar Disasters Dataset (1980-2011): Assessing Dataset Strengths...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-14

    ... (1980- 2011): Assessing Dataset Strengths and Weaknesses for a Pathway to an Improved Dataset AGENCY... meeting is to identify strengths and weaknesses of the current dataset and related methodology....

  1. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by Contractor, State or Country, and Place. Part 2 (Bucher Willis RTLFF CNSLG-E & E Machine Service)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-01-01

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  2. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by Contractor, State or Country, and Place, FY 87. Part 1. 1-Systems, Inc.-Caufield Marine.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1987-01-01

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  3. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by Contractor, State or Country, and Place, FY 88. Part 3 (First Holdings Intl, Inc.-Kern Instruments, Inc.).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1988-01-01

    W I- M* I z u Ea 21. x -4 E 0 I- I- Wc .40 04C l 004 . 0 .. . .4.4 a 00 0 4 I C. )w -C I- C9 0I. 4-<Cc 0 C)~~~~0 a 4c- C.00 00 04- L) (.) Wm. 0 44...w- .- 0 (A (n CC .4 d=1 I. Cz U > AC Ia I4z4 CX F- ~ U -4 00 x m 0 C -4 ’.4 L a I. ea -O 04) z4. Ia Ia L) U i .... I n 5 I) a~Uo 4(lO 44- 162> 00 w 0...34X Z Z IQM m. O Q. L L z z 44 3t toI0 I0 0 -4 0 -4 00( 100 z I. I4 pf11 4>V00-4 a u f- 0 " I v c m3 t-0v-mm>u Uo - , x Q a > 0- 4 I . o u Ea 4 a 0 0

  4. Metrics, Dollars, and Systems Change: Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative to Design Effective Postsecondary Performance Funding Policies. A State Policy Brief

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    Jenkins, Davis; Shulock, Nancy

    2013-01-01

    The Student Achievement Initiative (SAI), adopted by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges in 2007, is one of a growing number of performance funding programs that have been dubbed "performance funding 2.0." Unlike previous performance funding models, the SAI rewards colleges for students' intermediate…

  5. Dollars, Distance, and Online Education: The New Economics of College Teaching and Learning. American Council on Education/Oryx Press Series on Higher Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Finkelstein, Martin J., Ed.; Frances, Carol, Ed.; Jewett, Frank I., Ed.; Scholz, Bernhard W., Ed.

    This book analyzes and assesses the costs of information technology for teaching and learning in higher education. Containing 15 essays that identify the positive and negative cost implications of information technology, the book also explores how the increased use of information technology is transforming higher education, the different ways it…

  6. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by Contractor, State or Country, and Place, FY 85. Part 1 (IDSCR Inc - Czetli Jess & Son In).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1985-01-01

    M M M~ V) I Qh-Iu L z X 42 C 0 CC 0 L) L0 L 0- 0 co a 9n L) U) c an C4 10 54 0 alCN’- 4 0 0 r- N0().IA’-0C) 0L Zi h-I I~ 1-t c 4 c -4 I< .- P1 -o -0...1401 on 3 a a C I4 -%I a 4-II= M In c~ 4 1 a I 1N g .! P1 0 C a c 0 6 X cxa 0 w 0 3 I -0 1 0 4 % 4 f- W V -4 0 -4- 0 0 1 4-- IN- I ZI 1 I4 O rO oC c...a zu z o 0AJ 4a a x a * -C cccn ai 0 U U U4 c0 IOS ( -a cN a n-C - Pa- ~ 0 a .- No N6 ~a) - aCca 0 in a- (An- a- E c~CCN . i ’ wl a- w 0 -qa 0>..4 ac

  7. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by Contractor, State or Country, and Place, FY 85. Part 5 (Seaward Construction - Zytron Corporation).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1985-01-01

    140 *u 0 49 I11 a. N 4 1% - d4 N4 a- a 5 is a NN -4 1-N a s I DU1 0" 10 IflO N N 4 0 b 44a t -40 4 1 go I z4 r - :9!0 mw0 3 -- a - c 9 s)0 P1 G c c a...0 0 001- )001- a 0 0af0a a1- 4 fa-I. -% UI. ">.I -I 4 = .cx 1 21 w c 4 𔃼 a aa to-4f I I aa I 1I p1 IA 2 000 co I0 00 CO) -4 *6 0 L 1 L 0 )4 IL i - L...tLI 0 Z am a - o -4 I I,- - a4 C 0 C-4- acca a O-c 0)( C -. Na( an1 c . -.4 N. Nm ca ’. -. %--ca4-4 0 - a E I Ua an .0- 4 C r- Na C)G I-0C 0 0 0’ 0 ) 0

  8. Creating wealth from groundwater for dollar-a-day farmers: Where the silent revolution and the four revolutions to end rural poverty meet

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Polak, Paul; Yoder, Robert

    2006-03-01

    More than 550 million of the current 1.1 billion people earning less than 1-a-day earn a living from agriculture in developing countries. A revolution in water control is needed to develop and mass-disseminate new, affordable, small-plot irrigation technologies. A revolution in agriculture is required to enable smallholders to produce high-value, marketable, labor-intensive cash crops. A revolution in markets is needed to open access to markets for the crops they produce and the inputs they need to produce them. Finally, a revolution in design, based on the ruthless pursuit of affordability, is needed to harness shallow groundwater. The experiences of suppliers of treadle pumps, low-cost drip irrigation and water storage systems were examined. The wealth these technologies generated, coupled with falling prices for small diesel pumps in countries like India and China, created a suitable environment for the rapid adoption of affordable diesel pump tubewells, which in turn created vigorous water markets and expanded access to affordable irrigation water for smallholders. The combination of smallholder-centered revolutions, along with the ‘silent revolution in groundwater’ described by Llamas and Martinez-Santos (Water Sci Technol 51(8):167-174, 2005) provide new practical options for meeting the UN Millennium Development Goals on poverty and hunger by 2015.

  9. Reset or Forge Ahead? Is There a Future and "Value" in the Study of Spanish? Historical Trends and Calculations of the Merit or Dollar Worth of the Language

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dulfano, Isabel; Rubio, Fernando

    2014-01-01

    The objective of this paper is to trace the actual demand on enrolments over time, as much as the history of wavering public and academic sentiment towards teaching and speaking Spanish in this country during the last century. Secondarily, we examine the question of the value of mother tongue fluency or the acquisition, mastery and usage of the…

  10. 17 CFR 240.3a55-1 - Method for determining market capitalization and dollar value of average daily trading volume...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... § 240.12b-2. (4) Foreign financial regulatory authority has the same meaning as in Section 3(a)(52) of... that has been reported to a foreign financial regulatory authority in the jurisdiction where...

  11. 38 CFR 3.42 - Compensation at the full-dollar rate for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United States.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ..., and may include: (A) A valid driver's license issued by the state of residence; (B) Employment records... rate under this section must notify VA within 30 days of leaving the U.S., or within 30 days of...

  12. 38 CFR 3.42 - Compensation at the full-dollar rate for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United States.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ..., and may include: (A) A valid driver's license issued by the state of residence; (B) Employment records... rate under this section must notify VA within 30 days of leaving the U.S., or within 30 days of...

  13. 38 CFR 3.42 - Compensation at the full-dollar rate for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United States.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ..., and may include: (A) A valid driver's license issued by the state of residence; (B) Employment records... rate under this section must notify VA within 30 days of leaving the U.S., or within 30 days of...

  14. 38 CFR 3.42 - Compensation at the full-dollar rate for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United States.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ..., and may include: (A) A valid driver's license issued by the state of residence; (B) Employment records... rate under this section must notify VA within 30 days of leaving the U.S., or within 30 days of...

  15. 38 CFR 3.42 - Compensation at the full-dollar rate for certain Filipino veterans residing in the United States.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ..., and may include: (A) A valid driver's license issued by the state of residence; (B) Employment records... rate under this section must notify VA within 30 days of leaving the U.S., or within 30 days of...

  16. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by Contractor, State or Country, and Place, FY 87. Part 4. Kennedy Electronics-Onna Chikusan.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1987-01-01

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  17. EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Removal of PCBs From Bound Brook in South Plainfield, NJ, $422 million dollar cleanup underway at site of defunct electronics facility

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    PCBs are chemicals that persist in the environment and can affect the immune, reproductive, nervous and endocrine systems and are potentially cancer-causing. PCBs had been widely used in hundreds of industrial and commercial applications until they were ba

  18. 500 Contractors Receiving the Largest Dollar Volume of Prime Contract Awards for RDT&E (Research, Development, Test and Evaluation), Fiscal Year 1982.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1982-01-01

    CONTRAVES GOEPZ CORP 309 8 FAIRCHILD CAMERA & INSTRUMENT CORP 101 B CONTROL DATA CORP 79 B FAIRCHILD INDUSTRIES IN^ 173 N CORNELL UN "’RSITY 249 B...MASS 530 383 MEGAPULSE INC S 1,276 - BEDFORD MASS 1.276 360 OPTI METRICS INC S 1,4S5 ANN ARSOR MICHIGAN 433 385 CONTRAVES GOERZ CORP 1,266 WHITE

  19. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by State, Place, and Contractor, Fiscal Year 1988. Part 2. Alachua, Florida-Wrentham, Massachusetts.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1988-01-01

    34-W4041-4 MI.-s CW 8* CO < &00 z < J. U W-W 0 (01- W<MI-2z .EZI < w 0 Zma Sx Z 0 4-0 I 0 I l ac w 0 0- COCOiu.W "no.%= *4j( I.4 C - ""-4Owi4 2 0 I -w...00if )OOO4-C 000 (fOL N )t V n( >- o E- C1 in I-CO( 0) If0D Ln 4 C tol- t1-mwm m t o - Il liI CD) I I >W o 0-46m1i IM M -4t - l 1 l - l 4 L 4V Cl) CDp

  20. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by Contractor, State or Country, and Place, FY 87. Part 6. St. Thomas Enterprise-Zytron Corporation.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1987-01-01

    no .4 03 03 6a 003 caEU1I to ca ca M M0 nc 0wa I 4 C 400𔃾 > C4 - -> ~ 04J-4 𔃾 4 6 0 I I . C8 : Im 4901 - P, 0 9- tO 0) a) M wi Cr1 m0 9.0 Css C t I 09...z zz z zz z zz z z zz 0 I I - - 0. C IN I1 11 C ) LU I I 0 .0 0N0I--4 (J N - a-i 0 V~~~~- 04I-4-0C1 1 40 0 1 2I LA 004 C4 V 4 0L I W I 4- N 0 C8 : CV...to C4 an -0 00 4 O -;Pr I d IAI Iw Il w - M4 n0 In co NUor m M r- 0 0 IX I I Z 0 i I Iv -< I I (4 n I II 0 I I c 4fa4 2 I ( -. 4 &a -00 v-. NIF F- O

  1. The One-Dollar Solution: Using the Poems of Edgar Lee Masters To Stimulate Thinking and Writing in Developmental Writing Classes.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wasserman, Miryam

    2000-01-01

    Describes how the author uses the poems of Edgar Lee Masters'"Spoon River Anthology" in her developmental writing classes to foster literary discussion, build vocabulary, and teach a broad range of essay writing skills. (SR)

  2. 500 Contractors Receiving the Largest Dollar Volume of Prime Contract Awards for RDT&E (Research, Development, Test and Evaluation) Fiscal Year 1983.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1983-01-01

    MCLEAN VIRGINIA 42 GREAT NECK NEW YORK 134,621 HAWTHORNE NEW YORK 75 16 NORTHROP CORP 245,512 2 SOUTHAMPTON PA 2,033 HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA 385 SALT LAKE ...33 FORD AEROSPACE & COMMUNICATIONS 98,343 * BUFFALO NEW YORK 17,620 ELSINORE CALIFORNIA I11 ROME NEW YORK 127 NEWPORT BEACH CALIFORNIA 5,638 DAYTON...GARLAND TEXAS 925 MISHAWAKA INDIANA 103 GREENVILLE TEXAS 25,057 SOUTH BEND INDIANA 375 SALT LAKE CITY UTAH 275 DAVENPORT IOWA 299 FALLS CHURCH VIRGINIA 864

  3. Making Sense of the Dollars: The Costs and Uses of Faculty Compensation. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report No. 5, 1993.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moore, Kathryn M.; Amey, Marilyn J.

    This monograph takes a detailed look at higher education faculty compensation policies and the role of these policies in improving and preserving the professoriate and the higher education enterprise. A section on compensation structure examines key decision points involved in determining appropriate structures, collective bargaining agreements,…

  4. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by Contractor, State or Country, and Place, FY83, Part 2 (Gillespie Delorenzo Asla & Assocs-Planning Analysis Corp).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1983-01-01

    BURLINGTON MASS 85 85 85 85 N L AVIATION LTD UN KINGDOM 2,558 273 2,285 2,556 273 2,285 M L ENERGIA INC PRINCETON NEW JERSEY 28 28 28 28 M M L...155 155 PIPE INC PORTSMOUTH VIRGINIA 588 588 743 743 PIPE INSTALLATION CORP ATCO ILw jE6EY 42 42 42 42 PIPELINE RENOVATION SERVICE INC FORT BRAGG NCAR...107 107 PIPELINE RENOVATION SERVICE INC LANGLEY AFB VIRGINIA 205 161 44 PIPELINE RENOVATION SERVICE INC NORFOLK VIRGINIA 248 248 560 268 248 44

  5. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by Contractor, State or Country, and Place, FY84, Part 6, (Magnasync/Moviola Corp-Parker Marine Contracting).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1984-01-01

    CO 0,-, Fto r t"Ic!- ’.- U 27 Rt ’ hL~/ THT CINST PuC O NO CC R, t" 6G"’ ’ ’ NT. p N9 C, 501 0AY, -A’ OE- ’.- , CC/ ESTR ., r’ " " I IAAr .- -c :x. , -5

  6. Health Services in Afghanistan: USAID Continues Providing Millions of Dollars to the Ministry of Public Health Despite the Risk of Misuse of Funds

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-09-01

    assessed the financial management capability of the MoPH and (2) cost estimates for the PCH program were developed appropriately. To accomplish...Afghan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) continues to provide millions of U.S. taxpayer...USAID provided $236 million for the PCH program based on a cost estimate that the MoPH developed , but which USAID did not independently validate

  7. 'It still leaves me sixty dollars out of pocket': experiences of diabetes medical care among low-income earners in Perth.

    PubMed

    Cuesta-Briand, Beatriz; Saggers, Sherry; McManus, Alexandra

    2014-01-01

    Diabetes prevalence is increasing in Australia, and there are stark inequities in prevalence and clinical outcomes experienced by Indigenous people and low socioeconomic groups compared with non-Indigenous and socioeconomically advantaged groups. This paper explores the impact of Indigenous status and socioeconomic disadvantage on the experience of diabetes care in the primary health setting. Data were collected through focus groups and interviews. The sample, comprising 38 participants (Indigenous and non-Indigenous), was recruited from disadvantaged areas in Perth, Australia. Data analysis was mainly deductive and based on a conceptual framework for the relationship between socioeconomic position and diabetes health outcomes. Most participants reported accessing general practitioners regularly; however, evidence of access to dietitians and podiatrists was very limited. Perceived need, cost, lack of information on available services and previous negative experiences influenced health care-seeking behaviour. Complexity and lack of coordination characterised the model of care reported by most participants. In contrast, Indigenous participants accessing an Aboriginal community-controlled health organisation reported a more accessible and coordinated experience of care. Our analysis suggests that Indigenous and socioeconomically disadvantaged people tailor their health care-seeking behaviour to the limitations imposed by their income and disadvantaged circumstances. To reduce inequities in care experiences, diabetes services in primary care need to be accessible and responsive to the needs of such groups in the community.

  8. Recovery Act: Billions of Dollars in Education Credits Appear to Be Erroneous. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Reference Number: 2011-41-083

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    US Department of the Treasury, 2011

    2011-01-01

    Education credits are available to help offset the costs of higher education for taxpayers, their spouses, and dependents who qualify as eligible students. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) amended the Hope Scholarship Tax Credit (Hope Credit) to provide for a refundable tax credit known as the American Opportunity…

  9. Joe Camel with Feathers. How the NRA with Gun and Tobacco Industry Dollars Uses Its Eddie Eagle Program To Market Guns to Kids.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Glick, Susan; Sugarmann, Josh

    The National Rifle Association (NRA) has developed its Eddie Eagle program as a school-based curriculum that claims to teach gun safety to children in preschool through grade six. The program uses a four-part message for children to follow when they see a gun, admonishing them to stop, not touch it, leave the area, and tell an adult. The NRA has…

  10. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards with Principal Place of Performance Outside the U.S. by Country and Contractor, FY83.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1983-01-01

    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINE CO AUSTRALIA 29 29 MOBIL OIL CORP AUSTRALIA 136 130 PINES It N CORP AUSTRALIA 676 676 SCALLOP PEFROLEUM CO AUSTRALIA 1,746 1... BUSINESS MACHINE CO GUAM 62 62 ISLAND EGUI PMIENT CO GUAM 805 $05 ISUZU MOTORS FINANCE CO LTD GUAM 980 980 J W S REFRIGERATION S AIR CONDITI GUAM 102 102...INTERNATIOAL BUSINESS MACHINE CO GERMANY 15,202 10,840 114 4,248 INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT POOL GMBH GERMANY 31 31 INTERRENT AUTOVERMIETUNG GMSH GERMANY

  11. 500 Contractors Receiving the Largest Dollar Volume of Prime Contract Awards for RDT&E (Research, Development, Test and Evaluation), Fiscal Year 1980.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1980-01-01

    223 " DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY INC * 236 8 GENE7AL OFFSHORE CORP � R OIKFWOnoD INVUSTTS INC 0 478 9 GENERAL PIYSICS COF 427 3 OONiLDSOK CO INC 6 81 8... OFFShOrE CoOP S 2.ae WOCKVILLr "AOVLANO 751 a FORT LaUOImOaL FLOPIOA 2s6e LIVIHCSTOH NW JtRtY 719 K e*y WEST FLORIDA 72 ePOrGFrEL MN JERSEY 21 . tITTON... MAROC FLORID psi75 i6b eihYANA UNIVEPSTTV 754 qLOOPINETmo IwNPIANA 566 INDIANAPOLIS WOL IINA &$a 464 INIOuIST ’EFWARCH INSTITUTE 754 KANSAS CITY

  12. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by State, County, Contractor, and Place, FY 85. Part 2 (Adams, Indiana - Yancey, North Carolina).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1985-01-01

    In 0-I u U I ac .4 IWO.. w I I S Ic-. 0 0- I S Im 6 1- 54 ",Na, N- V S Sol Ie 441 0 1 0-I I=5 I10 4S ILL IN-CSA ;I~~ ~ ~ Iɘ W -13 I ’I. c I -.O= 1...m "Z z " I~~~~~ Sol . IL "CC l. . 4 00 M < o I i 14w 000 & 14-o 14 )Ii)g-u 2~w~ <~ Li I0: Lu u 01 ") oei14x wo Inin W Wc- I. 14) Li-"" w : MAO& 0. W o...w0irN)0oNO-0 00 vign -4"C 9 (.)1. - 0 t 040C)’N WOO I )-I 1- 4-44 4 NOOIC’ .4 -4 -4 -C Nc .40. -x 00000- < 001 1 00 4-46 I 1-i "Z W< 60 w4 MWO NL w . 4w w

  13. Moving from functions to benefits without dollars: Using non-monetary indicators for prioritizing wetland restoration with a flood risk reduction example

    EPA Science Inventory

    Wetlands functional assessments have gained traction as a means to compare wetlands on their ability to produce benefits for people. However, such assessments stop short of actually connecting wetland benefits to people. This means a wetland may be highly productive, yet have a c...

  14. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by Contractor, State or Country, and Place, FY 85. Part 3 (H & H Trenching - Metro Young Constr.).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1985-01-01

    a i n - * G bi I a0 l a - Sl I. 14 ca ac 04 I-c...I Ia 0 Z4 4~ 0 ’a4N 0 t to C a a 0 N 44 I Co.- 0 a a 1.- 0 000 I. c 9 -* "r >_ >_ ~( 0 0 4. I0 -4 31 . 0 x - -uv 903- x 0I 1-~O .. 4.4 .4 4 04 4 L...AI m OR4A c Vu In K0 , I mc 0o. 0 41a ic E4 m01 c to 01 4 0 E - A 0 0 0 to N- D. to 0 N4 .4 Oz 0C ic 0 i.ts N a 1- 04 4- ) P ’ o N ’v CO to a ~ 4Nto N

  15. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by Contractor, State or Country, and Place, FY83, Part 3 (Planning Design & Research Engr-Zytron Corp.)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1983-01-01

    PROCESSING INC BELGIUM 126 126 128 126 PRECISION COMPONENTS DANBURY CONN 30 36 30 30 PRI"E-CONTRACTS BY CONTRACTOR, STATE. AND CITY - (OCT 82 - SEP 83...INC CINCINNATI OHIO 309 309 309 309 PROCEDYNE ASSOCIATES INC NEW BRUNSWICK NEW JERSEY 38 38 38 38 PROCESS CONSTRUCTORS INC PHILADELPHIA PA 67 67 67 67... PROCESS CONTROL TECHNOLOGY INC KELLY AFB TEXAS 206 206 206 206 PROCESS ENSINEERINQ INC NEWINGTON NH 205 205 205 205 PRIME-CONTRACTS BY CONTRACTOR

  16. Military satellite communications: Opportunity to save billions of dollars. Report to the Chairman, Legislation, and National Security Subcommittee, Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1993-07-01

    During the past several years, the Congress has been critical of DOD's management of satellite communications-a primary concern being high costs. In August 1989, the House Appropriations Committee expressed concern that DOD's satellite communications architecture was in a state of disarray. It directed DOD to provide a comprehensive plan, defining all satellite communications requirements and potential solutions to meet the requirements within realistic resource levels. In October 1990, during deliberations on the fiscal year 1991 defense appropriations bill, the conference committee expressed dissatisfaction with the plan that DOD had provided in March 1990. The committee was concerned about the lack of a comprehensive architecture and directed DOD to submit a clear and affordable plan with the fiscal year 1992 defense budget request.

  17. In the Bank...Or Up the Chimney? A Dollars and Cents Guide to Energy-Saving Home Improvements. 2nd Edition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ackerman, Allan D.; And Others

    This publication is a homeowner's guide to energy conserving home improvements. This second edition is the same as the earlier version except that the energy conservation cost and saving estimates are based on more current fuel prices. The reader is led through steps to assess the energy conservation needs of a home and then through how to effect…

  18. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by State, County, Contractor, and Place, Fiscal Year 1987. Part 1. Aguadilla, Puerto Rico-Washington, DC.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1987-01-01

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  19. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by Contractor, State or Country, and Place. Part 5 (Matthew Electric Supply Co-Quantum Research Inc

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    1990-01-01

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  20. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by State, County, Contractor, and Place, FY 88. Part 1. Aguadilla, Puerto Rico-Washington, DC.

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    1988-01-01

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  1. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by Contractor, State or Country, and Place, FY 88. Part 6 (Spick & Spain Maintenance, Inc.-Zymed, Inc.).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1988-01-01

    UNCLASSIFIEDiIJNLIM17ED C SAME AS RPT D TIC USERS L22a. NAME OF RESPONSIBLE NDIVIDUAL 22b. ELEPHONE (include Area Cde 227 OFFICE SYMBOL D E Form 1473, JUN 86...000 00 0 0 04 0 000 00V I Z4 I -- 4> .. 4 "U 4- .4.I- " P.4-4 )- "- 0) 4- >>- 0. 04-2 4. Q. M 0 m J CL)00 0))0 C0 a_ a.C -C( aULa L L M a a La D Z3...000 L l 0O ZI00 tIC ’ ii-m C9 I 4- 04-4 z- 0 -i vqt --*W r- -. o&r- o L M-oŔe 0wc’j0 r -4,4 00 oiLn 0 0 I 4 41 1- C14 0) C’ ..4i-0 w i-W O v CA*OO 04

  2. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by State, Place, and Contractor, Fiscal Year 1987. Part 4. Alcoa Center, Pennsylvania-Sheridan, Wyoming.

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    1987-01-01

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  3. 17 CFR 240.3a55-1 - Method for determining market capitalization and dollar value of average daily trading volume...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... be identified from the universe of all NMS securities as defined in § 242.600 of this chapter that... identified from the universe of all NMS securities as defined in § 242.600 of this chapter that are...

  4. 17 CFR 240.3a55-1 - Method for determining market capitalization and dollar value of average daily trading volume...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... be identified from the universe of all NMS securities as defined in § 242.600 of this chapter that... identified from the universe of all NMS securities as defined in § 242.600 of this chapter that are...

  5. 17 CFR 240.3a55-1 - Method for determining market capitalization and dollar value of average daily trading volume...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... be identified from the universe of all NMS securities as defined in § 242.600 of this chapter that... identified from the universe of all NMS securities as defined in § 242.600 of this chapter that are...

  6. 17 CFR 240.3a55-1 - Method for determining market capitalization and dollar value of average daily trading volume...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... be identified from the universe of all NMS securities as defined in § 242.600 of this chapter that... identified from the universe of all NMS securities as defined in § 242.600 of this chapter that are...

  7. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by State, Place, and Contractor, FY84, Part 1 (Adamsville, Alabama-Santa Clara, California).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1984-01-01

    INC 167 167 C P I MACHINING CO INC 2,761 2,761 CALCOMP CORPORATION 55 55 CALIFORNIA CMPTR PRDTS INC 201 49 97 30 25 CARTWRIGHT ENGINEERING INC 6,000...UNITED MEDIA INC 28 28 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT DEF 43 43 WALTER DORWIN TEAGUE INC 254 254 YEAGER MANUFACTURING CORF 36 36 TOTAL - ANAHEIM 1,020,504...POMONA T & T INDUSTRIES 57 57 WALTER DORWIN TEAGUE INC 2,013 2,013

  8. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by State, Place, and Contractor, FY84, Part 2 (Air Force Academy, Colorado-Zion, Illinois).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1984-01-01

    CO INC 97 97 D C ELECTRONICS 26 26 D P ENTERPRISES 113 I3 DARWIN CONSTRUCTION CO INC 849 693 91 65 DATA ACCESS SYSTEMS INC 49 49 DATA GENERAL...62 62 C C DISTRIBUTORS INC 246 246 CARTWRIGHT ENGINEERING INC 74 74 CH2M HILL COMPANIES LTD 26 26 CH2M HILL SOUTHEAST INC 528 528 CID CONSTRUCTION INC

  9. Co-Production Dynamics and Time Dollar Programs in Community-Based Child Welfare Initiatives for Hard-to-Serve Youth and Families

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    Marks, Michael B.; Lawson, Hal A.

    2005-01-01

    Hard-to-serve youth and families residing in high-poverty communities often have multiple, interlocking needs. These needs necessitate complex service models. The complex model described in this article combines a unique approach to wraparound services with a co-production framework and related theories. The model aims to improve outcomes for…

  10. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by Contractor, State or Country, and Place, FY83, Part 1 (A&A Chemical Toilet Rentals-Gillespie Construction Co.)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1983-01-01

    1L 11w1. MICROCOPY RESOLUTION TESI CHARI NATION. (TUH AO’I NP PRIME-CONTRACTS BY CONTRACTOR, STATE, AND CITY - (OCT 82 - SEP 83) Itir$ ",’? (0(4I.L ARS...INC ORANGE CALIFORNIA 44 14 44 44 FORMA RAPID CONSTRUCTION CORP PONCE PUERTO RCO 224 224 7OPMA RAP10 CONSTRUCTION C00Sp RnOSEVELT ROAD3 PUERTO RCO 60...o R C CONTRACTING INC JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA 58 56 58 58 S R 0 CO WARMINSTER PA 1,084 1,084 1 084 1,084 o R G ENGINEERING INC FORT BUCHANAN PUERTO RCO

  11. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards by State, Place, and Contractor, FY84, Part 5, (Ashton, Rhode Island-Sinclair, Wyoming).

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1984-01-01

    52 52 TOTAL - ASHTON 586 586 BARRINGTON MAGNETIC SEAL CORP 25 25 BRADFORD CLP MONARCH INC 4,438 4,436 DELTA SPRING CORPORATION 257 257 ELIZABETH...INDUSTRIES INC 39 39 MAGNETIC SEAL CORP 73 73 TOTAL - EAST GREENWICH 19 8 112 EAST PROVIDENCE ARDEN ENGINEERING CO INC 330 330 DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION ...294 294 GATEWAY WIRE & CABLE 130 130 KEENE CORPORATION 213 213 RAYTHEON COMPANY 514 514 RAYTHEON OCEAN SYSTEMS CO 1,911 1,911 SANDERS R J INC 33 33

  12. 500 Contractors Receiving the Largest Dollar Volume of Prime Contract Awards for RDT&E (Research, Development, Test and Evaluation), Fiscal Year 1975.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1975-01-01

    29,471 6 LITTLE FALLS NEW JERSEY 12928 PALO ALTO CALIFORNIA 16,7s WAYNE NEW JERSEY 12l VINDENBERG AF CALIFORNI 1.076 8 1IHGINTON NEW YORK 5.399 COLORAID... WAYNE INDIANA 6,77 DAN NECK VIRGINIA Is SILVER SPRING MARYLAND ?21 * PHILADELPHIA PA S63 " ? MINUS AMOUNT ICANCELLATIONS EXCEEOME W ARoS, t SMALL...are MARYLANO 18? VANDENBERG AFS CALIFORNIA 301 aALTTMORE HARYLANO 61q WASHINGTON DC 440 TOWSON MARYLANO 1.t3 ROCKVILLE NARYLANO 463 ANN ARROR NICHTAN

  13. 500 Contractors Receiving the Largest Dollar Volume of Prime Contract Awards for RDT&E (Research, Development, Test and Evaluation), Fiscal Year 1978.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1978-01-01

    AFP JTAH 1? SANTA ANA CALIFOQNIA ’b SALT LAKE CITY UTAH 11.$2 VAN NUYS CALIFORNIA RESTON VIRGINIA 3 , a * .ASHINGTON OC 12 RT WAYNE INDIANA 3,4(, 21... WAYNE PA 72 BUFFALO NEW YORK 1,808 ARLINGTON VIRGINIA S.931 WHEATFLO NEW YORK 2,953 MCLEAN VIRGINIA 4.338 FORT WORTH TEXAS 26,72? NORFOLK VIRGINIA...ATM NEW YORK ?9 LITTL 5 FALLS NEW JERSEY WAYNE NEW JERIEy 44 CCMPUTER SCI"NES CI P R 31.I1 8 .INGHAMTON NEW YO0K HUNTSVILLE ALAPAMA ?,25b WRIGHT

  14. Dollar Summary of Prime Contract Awards over $25,000 by Contractor, State or Country, and Place. Part 6 (Jones [Joanne B], Honolulu, Hawaii -- Monarch Crown Corp, New York, New York), FY1991

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    1991-01-01

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  15. Follow the money: How the billions of dollars that flow from smokers in poor nations to companies in rich nations greatly exceed funding for global tobacco control and what might be done about it

    PubMed Central

    2010-01-01

    The business of selling cigarettes is increasingly concentrated in the hands of five tobacco companies that collectively control almost 90% of the world's cigarette market, four of which are publicly traded corporations. The economic activities of these cigarette manufacturers can be monitored through their reports to shareholders and other public documents. Reports for 2008 show that the revenues of these five companies exceeded $300 billion, of which more than $160 billion was provided to governments as taxes, and that corporate earnings of the four publicly traded companies were over $25 billion, of which $14 billion was retained after corporate income taxes were paid. By contrast, funding for domestic and international tobacco control is not reliably reported. Estimated funding for global tobacco control in 2008, at $240 million, is significantly lower than resources provided to address other high-mortality global health challenges. Tobacco control has not yet benefited from the innovative finance mechanisms that are in place for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The Framework Convention On Tobacco Control (FCTC) process could be used to redirect some of the earnings from transnational tobacco sales to fund FCTC implementation or other global health efforts. PMID:20610436

  16. Educational Assistance Overpayments, A Billion Dollar Problem--A Look at the Causes, Solutions, and Collection Efforts. Veterans Administration. Report to the Congress by the Comptroller General of the United States.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.

    Overpayments to veterans and veterans' dependents under the VA's educational assistance programs have increased dramatically in recent years; as of the end of 1975, cumulative overpayments totaled almost $1.4 billion. In fiscal year 1967, overpayments represented 0.7 percent of VA's total educational benefits paid, whereas in the first six months…

  17. Federal Grant Spawns Humanities Course for a College's Ethnically Diverse Students. How the Billions of Dollars in the President's 1991 Budget Translate into Bread-and-Butter Issues at Six Colleges and Universities.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Myers, Christopher

    1990-01-01

    A $140,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities has allowed Heritage College (Washington) to develop a set of courses that incorporate literature and philosophy from Hispanic and American Indian traditions, as well as from Western and non-Western cultures in a thematic approach to the humanities. (DB)

  18. [The remittances in U.S. dollars that Mexican migrants send home from the United States (a study based on data from the Survey of Migration in the Northern Frontier Region of Mexico)].

    PubMed

    Corona Vasquez, R

    1998-01-01

    The difficulties in obtaining reliable data on remittances to Mexico by Mexican immigrants in the United States are first outlined. An analysis of such remittances is then attempted using data from a recent survey, the Encuesta sobre Migracion en la Frontera Norte. Data from this survey are used to analyze several aspects of remittances "such as the direct determination of the amount of the remittances and the identification of the immigrants that send them according to their social and demographic features, and the location of Mexican zones where the remittances arrive, [and] the variations in the amount and frequency of the remittances among the different groups of immigrants." (EXCERPT)

  19. The Marketability of Integrated Energy/Utility Systems: A Guide to the Dollar Savings Potential in Integrated Energy/Utility Systems; for Campuses, Medical Complexes, and Communities; Architect/Engineers, Industrial and Power Plant Owners; Suppliers; and Constructors.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Coxe, Edwin F.; Hill, David E.

    This publication acquaints the prospective marketplace with the potential and underlying logic of the Integrated Utility System (IUS) concept. This system holds promise for educational and medical institutions seeking to reduce their energy costs. The generic IUS concept is described and how it can be incorporated into existing heating and…

  20. Bogus Degrees and Unmet Expectations: Are Taxpayer Dollars Subsidizing Diploma Mills? Hearings before the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session (May 11 and 12, 2004) S. Hrg. 108-553

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    US Senate, 2004

    2004-01-01

    The purpose of these hearings was to explore the problems that unaccredited, substandard colleges and universities, often referred to as diploma mills, pose to the Federal Government and to private-sector employers. The schools examined during these hearings practice a sophisticated form of deception and they charge students accordingly. All of…