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  1. 77 FR 43825 - Notice Pursuant to Executive Order 12600 of Receipt of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-07-26

    ...). (39) Social Security Number. Exempt--5 U.S.C. 552(b)(6). (40) DUNS Number Not exempt under the FOIA...). (45) Automated Clearing Exempt--5 U.S.C. House (ACH) Network U.S. 552(b)(4). Phone. (46) ACH Non-U.S... ADMINISTRATION Notice Pursuant to Executive Order 12600 of Receipt of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA);...

  2. Selected text of Atomic Energy Act, Executive Orders and other laws of general interest to safeguards and security executives

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Cadwell, J.J.; Ruger, C.J.

    1995-12-01

    This document is one of a three report set, BNL 52201 contains detailed information for use by executives. BNL 52202 is titled, U.S. Statutes of General Interest to Safeguards and Security Officers, and contains less detail than BNL 52201. It is intended for use by officers. BNL 52203 is titled, U.S.Statutes for Enforcement by Security Inspectors, and only contains statutes to be applied by uniformed security inspectors. These are a newly updated version of a set of documents of similar titles published in September 1988, which were an updated version of an original set of documents published in November 1983.

  3. Selected text of Atomic Energy Act, Executive Orders and other laws of general interest to safeguards and security executives

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    This document is one of a three report set, BNL 52201 contains detailed information for use by executives. BNL 52202 is titled, U.S. Statutes of General Interest to Safeguards and Security Officers, and contains less detail than BNL 52201. It is intended for use by officers. BNL 52203 is titled, U.S.Statutes for Enforcement by Security Inspectors, and only contains statutes to be applied by uniformed security inspectors. These are a newly updated version of a set of documents of similar titles published in September 1988, which were an updated version of an original set of documents published in November 1983

  4. Executive Orders-Barack Obama

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    National Archives and Records Administration — Executive orders are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government....

  5. 7 CFR Exhibit C to Subpart G of... - Implementation Procedures for the Farmland Protection Policy Act; Executive Order 11988...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ...; and Departmental Regulation 9500-3, Land Use Policy C Exhibit C to Subpart G of Part 1940 Agriculture..., Land Use Policy 1. Background. The Subtitle I of the Agriculture and Food Act of 1981, Pub. L. 97-98... practicable, elevate structures above the base flood level rather than filling in the land.” (d)...

  6. Executive Orders from 1994-2013

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Archives and Records Administration — The President of the United States manages the operations of the Executive branch of Government through Executive orders. After the President signs an Executive...

  7. Executive Orders-George W. Bush

    Data.gov (United States)

    National Archives and Records Administration — Executive orders are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government....

  8. Executive Orders-William J. Clinton

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    National Archives and Records Administration — Executive orders are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government....

  9. 3 CFR 13510 - Executive Order 13510 of July 1, 2009. Waiver Under the Trade Act of 1974 With Respect to the...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... the Trade Act of 1974 With Respect to the Republic of Belarus 13510 Order 13510 Presidential Documents... Respect to the Republic of Belarus By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the... amended (the “Act”) (19 U.S.C. 2432(c)(2)), which continues to apply to the Republic of Belarus...

  10. Higher Education Guidelines for Executive Order 11246.

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    Office for Civil Rights (DHEW), Washington, DC.

    This document presents and explains Executive Order 11246, the order prohibiting discrimination under federal contracts in colleges and universities. Part one of the document describes the legal provisions of the order; part two deals with personnel policies and practices including recruitment, hiring, anti-nepotism policies, training, promotion,…

  11. 75 FR 3786 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-22

    ... Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579..., Colombia; c/o INTERCONTINENTAL DE AVIACION S.A., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 23 May 1944; POB Augustin...

  12. 77 FR 63420 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-10-16

    ... Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995... KRESSFOR DE COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o DROGAS LA REBAJA, Cali, Colombia; c/o VALORES...

  13. 75 FR 34216 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-06-16

    ... Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995..., Colombia; c/o MOR ALFOMBRAS ALFOFIQUE S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o GERENCIA DE PROYECTOS Y SOLUCIONES...

  14. Modelling Limit Order Execution Times from Market Data

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    Kim, Adlar; Farmer, Doyne; Lo, Andrew

    2007-03-01

    Although the term ``liquidity'' is widely used in finance literatures, its meaning is very loosely defined and there is no quantitative measure for it. Generally, ``liquidity'' means an ability to quickly trade stocks without causing a significant impact on the stock price. From this definition, we identified two facets of liquidity -- 1.execution time of limit orders, and 2.price impact of market orders. The limit order is an order to transact a prespecified number of shares at a prespecified price, which will not cause an immediate execution. On the other hand, the market order is an order to transact a prespecified number of shares at a market price, which will cause an immediate execution, but are subject to price impact. Therefore, when the stock is liquid, market participants will experience quick limit order executions and small market order impacts. As a first step to understand market liquidity, we studied the facet of liquidity related to limit order executions -- execution times. In this talk, we propose a novel approach of modeling limit order execution times and show how they are affected by size and price of orders. We used q-Weibull distribution, which is a generalized form of Weibull distribution that can control the fatness of tail to model limit order execution times.

  15. 17 CFR 242.605 - Disclosure of order execution information.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... (CONTINUED) REGULATIONS M, SHO, ATS, AC, AND NMS AND CUSTOMER MARGIN REQUIREMENTS FOR SECURITY FUTURES Regulation Nms-Regulation of the National Market System § 242.605 Disclosure of order execution information... covered orders in NMS stocks that it received for execution from any person. Such report shall be...

  16. 77 FR 4399 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-01-27

    ... Executive Order 13382 (70 FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a.m. Eastern daylight... TORGOVY KAPITAL), 3 Kozlova Street, Minsk 220005, Belarus; Registration ID 30 (Belarus); SWIFT/BIC BBTK...

  17. International Executives: Transformative Bureaucracies or Westphalian Orders?

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    Frode Veggeland

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Public Administration is in an era of change. This article studies one under-researched part of public administration, the executive arms of International Governmental Organizations (IGOs. These are referred to as International Executives (IEs. The article provides a conceptual mapping and an empirical illustration of three important dynamics of IEs intergovernmental, supranational and transgovernmental dynamics. The study also offers a middle-range organization theory perspective that suggests five independent variables that affect the behavior and roles of IE civil servants. The variables are (H1 the organizational properties of IEs, (H2 the degrees of institutionalization of IEs, (H3 the recruitment procedures of the IEs, (H4 characteristics of the relationships between IEs and external institutions, and finally (H5 demographic characteristics of the IE civil servants. The empirical illustrations are drawn from the European Commission, the OECD Secretariat and the WTO Secretariat. The article highlights that the IEs of the EU, the OECD and the WTO seem to share important behavioral dynamics due to organizational similarities.

  18. 75 FR 21151 - Designation of Two Individuals Pursuant to Executive Order 13224

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-22

    ... Terrorism.'' DATES: The designation by the Director of OFAC of the two individuals identified in this notice... grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists, including the... terrorism. The President identified in the Annex to the Order, as amended by Executive Order 13268 of July...

  19. Programming real-time executives in higher order language

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    Foudriat, E. C.

    1982-01-01

    Methods by which real-time executive programs can be implemented in a higher order language are discussed, using HAL/S and Path Pascal languages as program examples. Techniques are presented by which noncyclic tasks can readily be incorporated into the executive system. Situations are shown where the executive system can fail to meet its task scheduling and yet be able to recover either by rephasing the clock or stacking the information for later processing. The concept of deadline processing is shown to enable more effective mixing of time and information synchronized systems.

  20. 42 CFR 137.298 - Are Self-Governance Tribes required to comply with Executive Orders to fulfill their...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ....298 Are Self-Governance Tribes required to comply with Executive Orders to fulfill their environmental... 42 Public Health 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Are Self-Governance Tribes required to comply with Executive Orders to fulfill their environmental responsibilities under section 509 of the Act ?...

  1. 78 FR 9995 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    2013-02-12

    ... Executive Order 13382 (70 FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight... 81465-363, Esfahan, Iran; P.O. Box 16765-368, Department 146-42, Parchin, Iran . 2. MARINE...

  2. 77 FR 47164 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-08-07

    ... Building, Al Mina Road, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Business ] Registration Document 606318...) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 13382 (70 FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a.... OASIS FREIGHT AGENCY LLC), Sharaf Building, No. 4, 2nd Floor, Al Meena Road, Opposite Customs,...

  3. 78 FR 8220 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-02-05

    ... Executive Order 13382 (70 FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight... entry of an entity on OFAC's SDN List by adding an alias to the entity's entry. The addition of the... on the SDN List is as follows: Entity: 1. KOREA MINING DEVELOPMENT TRADING CORPORATION...

  4. 78 FR 59766 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-09-27

    ... Executive Order 13382 (70 FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight... Blocked Persons (``SDN List'') one new alias in connection to Tidewater Middle East Company, whose... with the Departments of State, Justice, and other relevant agencies, updated the SDN listing of...

  5. 78 FR 72752 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-12-03

    ... Powers Act (50 U.S.C. Sec. Sec. 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579..., Colombia; c/o FARMA 3.00 LIMITADA, Barranquilla, Colombia; c/o FOGENSA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 02...

  6. 75 FR 79445 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-12-20

    ... Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579... DE DROGAS LA REBAJA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o LABORATORIOS KRESSFOR DE COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o RADIO UNIDAS FM S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o DISTRIBUIDORA DE DROGAS CONDOR LTDA.,...

  7. 77 FR 44718 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-07-30

    ... Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October.... 16613930 (Colombia) (individual) 2. DOMINGUEZ VELEZ, Jorge Enrique (a.k.a. ``EL ONLI''), c/o ERA DE LUZ... (Venezuela) 3. ERA DE LUZ LTDA. LIBRERIA CAFE, Calle 16 No. 100-98, Cali, Colombia; NIT 805015908-8...

  8. 76 FR 66132 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-10-25

    ... Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579... Victoria, c/o COLOR 89.5 FM STEREO, Cali, Colombia; c/o DERECHO INTEGRAL Y CIA. LTDA., Cali,...

  9. 77 FR 25536 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-04-30

    ... Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579... REVISTA DEL AMERICA LTDA., Cali, Colombia; c/o COLOR 89.5 FM STEREO, Cali, Colombia; c/o DERECHO...

  10. 76 FR 78082 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-12-15

    ... Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579.... 10537943 (Colombia) (individual) . 3. MENDEZ DIAZ, Marlen, c/o COOPDISAN, Bucaramanga, Colombia; c/o DROGAS... (Colombia) (individual) . 5. TRUJILLO CAICEDO, Francisco Javiar (a.k.a. ``PACHO''), Calle 13C No. 75-95...

  11. 77 FR 41479 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-07-13

    ... Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995..., Colombia; c/o PROYECTOS Y SOLUCIONES INMOBILIARIA LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; c/o GERENCIA DE PROYECTOS Y SOLUCIONES LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 3 Aug 1957; POB Colombia; Cedula No. 35455961 (Colombia)...

  12. 76 FR 48946 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-08-09

    ... Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579...., Bogota, Colombia; c/o Financiacion Y Empresa S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o Fundacion Para La Educacion Y El..., Ecuador; c/o CAMBIOS Y CAPITALES S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o Fundacion Para La Educacion Y El...

  13. 76 FR 72500 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382 Related to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-11-23

    ... Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 13382 (70 FR 38567, July 1... Identification IMO 9245304 (Iran) (vessel) VALERIAN (f.k.a. IRAN BRAVE; f.k.a. MARGRAVE) General Cargo...

  14. 77 FR 60381 - Migratory Bird Conservation; Executive Order 13186

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-10-03

    ... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC148 Migratory Bird Conservation; Executive Order... the U.S. Fish and ] Wildlife Service (FWS) to promote the conservation of migratory birds. DATES: This... Migratory Birds''. One of the requirements of E.O. 13186 is that each Federal agency taking actions...

  15. 77 FR 70209 - Designation of Seven Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13448 or Executive Order 13464 and...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-11-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Designation of Seven Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13448 or...), 168 Thiri Yatanar Shopping Complex, Zabu Thiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw, Burma; 73/75 Sule Pagoda...

  16. 77 FR 2606 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-01-18

    ... Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579... OVERSEAS INC., Panama City, Panama; c/o FINANZAS DEL NORTE LUIS SAIEH Y CIA. S.C.A., Barranquilla, Colombia... (Panama) 10. FINANZAS DEL NORTE LUIS SAIEH Y CIA. S.C.A. (f.k.a. FINANZAS DEL NORTE LTDA.), Calle 77 B...

  17. Decision-Tree Formulation With Order-1 Lateral Execution

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    James, Mark

    2007-01-01

    A compact symbolic formulation enables mapping of an arbitrarily complex decision tree of a certain type into a highly computationally efficient multidimensional software object. The type of decision trees to which this formulation applies is that known in the art as the Boolean class of balanced decision trees. Parallel lateral slices of an object created by means of this formulation can be executed in constant time considerably less time than would otherwise be required. Decision trees of various forms are incorporated into almost all large software systems. A decision tree is a way of hierarchically solving a problem, proceeding through a set of true/false responses to a conclusion. By definition, a decision tree has a tree-like structure, wherein each internal node denotes a test on an attribute, each branch from an internal node represents an outcome of a test, and leaf nodes represent classes or class distributions that, in turn represent possible conclusions. The drawback of decision trees is that execution of them can be computationally expensive (and, hence, time-consuming) because each non-leaf node must be examined to determine whether to progress deeper into a tree structure or to examine an alternative. The present formulation was conceived as an efficient means of representing a decision tree and executing it in as little time as possible. The formulation involves the use of a set of symbolic algorithms to transform a decision tree into a multi-dimensional object, the rank of which equals the number of lateral non-leaf nodes. The tree can then be executed in constant time by means of an order-one table lookup. The sequence of operations performed by the algorithms is summarized as follows: 1. Determination of whether the tree under consideration can be encoded by means of this formulation. 2. Extraction of decision variables. 3. Symbolic optimization of the decision tree to minimize its form. 4. Expansion and transformation of all nested conjunctive

  18. 3 CFR 13484 - Executive Order 13484 of January 9, 2009. Amending the Order of Succession Within the Department...

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    2010-01-01

    ... the Order of Succession Within the Department of Agriculture 13484 Order 13484 Presidential Documents Executive Orders Executive Order 13484 of January 9, 2009 EO 13484 Amending the Order of Succession Within... amended as follows: Section 1. Section 2 is amended to read as follows: “Sec. 2. Order of Succession....

  19. 17 CFR 1.39 - Simultaneous buying and selling orders of different principals; execution of, for and between...

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    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Simultaneous buying and... COMMODITY EXCHANGE ACT Recordkeeping § 1.39 Simultaneous buying and selling orders of different principals... a contract market may execute simultaneous buying and selling orders of different...

  20. 12 CFR 19.231 - Order to dismiss a director or senior executive officer.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... dismiss from office any director or senior executive officer under section 38(f)(2)(F)(ii) of the FDI Act... based on supervisory criteria other than capital, pursuant to section 38(g) of the FDI Act....

  1. The Performance Of The Executive Power And The Structure Of The Legal Order

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    Rubio, Marcial

    2015-01-01

    The objective of this work is to systematize, at the level of the structure of the legal order, the administrative and governmental acts realized by the executive power, which has become more confused with the public administration, which is only one of its parts. We are interested in treating the problem from the legal point of view, which implies focusing in the legal forms that the actions of officials and rulers assume. In this sense, we deal basically with existing problems in decrees an...

  2. 76 FR 55166 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382 Related to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-09-06

    ... Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 13382 (70 FR 38567, July 1, 2005... Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice... Shipping Lines (IRISL) and is updating the entries on OFAC's list of Specially Designated Nationals...

  3. 76 FR 55167 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382 Related to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-09-06

    ... Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 13382 (70 FR 38567, July 1... Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice... previously identified as property blocked because of its connection to the Islamic Republic of Iran...

  4. 76 FR 55164 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382 Related to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping...

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-09-06

    ... Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 13382 (70 FR 38567, July 1... Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice... Shipping Lines (IRISL), is updating the entries of 21 already- blocked vessels to identify new names...

  5. Out—of—Order Execution is Sequentially Consistent Shared—Memory Systems:Theory and Experiments

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    胡伟武; 夏培肃

    1998-01-01

    Traditional implementation of sequential consistency in shared-memory systems requires memory accesses to be globally performed in program order.Based on an event ordering model for correct executions in shared-memory systems,this paper proposes and proves that out-of-order execution does not influence the correctness of an execution providing certain condition is met.Simulation results show that out-of-order execution proposed in this paper is an effective way to improve the performance of a sequentially consistent shared-memory system.

  6. 78 FR 17992 - Additional Designation of Three North Korean Individuals Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-03-25

    ... Executive Order 13382 (70 FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Additional Designation of Three North Korean Individuals Pursuant to Executive Order 13382 AGENCY:...

  7. 75 FR 26845 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-05-12

    ...) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995) (the ``Order''). In the Order..., c/o FARMA XXI LTDA., Neiva, Huila, Colombia; Cedula No. 36183653 (Colombia); Passport...

  8. 77 FR 14593 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-03-12

    ...) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995) (the ``Order''). In the Order... KRESSFOR DE COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o DISTRIBUIDORA DE DROGAS CONDOR LTDA., Bogota, Colombia;...

  9. 75 FR 61573 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-05

    ...) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995) (the ``Order''). In the Order... DEPOSITO ] POPULAR DE DROGAS S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o DROGAS LA REBAJA BOGOTA S.A., Bogota, Colombia;...

  10. 77 FR 76625 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

    Science.gov (United States)

    2012-12-28

    ...) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995) (the ``Order''). In the Order.... 36175880 (Colombia) (individual) . 5. SANCHEZ CONDE, Martha Cecilia, c/o ALIMENTOS CARNICOS DE...

  11. 78 FR 36635 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-06-18

    ...) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995) (the ``Order''). In the Order... FLORIDA SOCCER CLUB S.A., Medellin, Colombia; POB Colombia; Cedula No. 3333064 (Colombia)...

  12. 76 FR 11566 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-03-02

    ...) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995) (the ``Order''). In the Order... (Peru) (individual) OTALORA RESTREPO, Edgar Marino, c/o DISDROGAS LTDA., Yumbo, Valle, Colombia;...

  13. 45 CFR 2101.1 - Statutory and Executive Order Authority.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... FUNCTIONS AND ORGANIZATION Functions and Responsibilities of the Commission § 2101.1 Statutory and Executive... Commission (See also § 2101.1 (g)); (4) For parks within the District of Columbia, when plans of importance... selection by the National Capital Planning Commission of lands suitable for development of the...

  14. 75 FR 733 - Implementation of the Executive Order, ``Classified National Security Information''

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-05

    ... National Security Information'' Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Today I have signed an executive order entitled, ``Classified National Security Information'' (the ``order''), which... Director of the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) a copy of the department or agency...

  15. 76 FR 73758 - Additional Designation of Four Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-11-29

    ... Executive Order 13382 (70 FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight...; Persian Gulf Boulevard, Km20 SW Esfahan Road, Iran) NOOR AFZAR GOSTAR COMPANY (a.k.a.: NAGCO, NAGC,...

  16. 76 FR 25408 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

    Science.gov (United States)

    2011-05-04

    .... 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995) (the ``Order... (Colombia) (individual) QUINTANA HERNANDEZ, Gonzalo, c/o DISTRIBUIDORA DE DROGAS LA REBAJA BOGOTA...

  17. 78 FR 20389 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

    Science.gov (United States)

    2013-04-04

    .... 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995) (the ``Order... PROYECTOS Y SOLUCIONES S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o CONSTRUCTORA IRAKA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o...

  18. Executive order no. 659 of 4. July 2000. Executive order on the agreement on energy efficiency improvement and on state subsidies for covering the expenses of taxation on carbon dioxide paid by certain companies. (Executive order on energy agreement)

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    The Danish executive order no. 659 of July 4, 2000. Pursuant to paragraph 1 - section 4, paragraph 2 - section 1, paragraph 4 and paragraph 7 - section 2, of the law on state subsidies for coverage of expenses related to taxation on carbon dioxide in cases of certain companies that consume a large amount of energy, refer to executive order no. 946 of November 17, 1997. Executive order no. 659, of July 4, 2000, contains regulations on conditions on which agreements are to be reached relevant to obtaining subsidies, on energy surveys, on leaders of energy auditing within individual firms, on plans of management, on agreement on the plan of management for energy conservation with in a firm or company, on special rules for agreements and plans of management within branches of industry, on verification etc., on assurance of the payment of subsidies, on withdrawal of assurance and on repay of subsidies, on accounting, subsidies to energy efficiency improvement activities and other legislation on authorization and inspection, on a board to be set up to receive complaints and on penalties. The executive order will come into force on August 1, 2000. (EHS)

  19. 78 FR 9992 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    ... Order 13382 (70 FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time... Persons (``SDN List'') the names of seventy (70) aircraft which Iran Air has an interest, an...

  20. 77 FR 27280 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    ... Order 13382 (70 FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time... list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (``SDN List'') the names of four newly... Their Supporters.'' OFAC is also announcing an update to the entry of an individual on OFAC's SDN...

  1. 78 FR 77203 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    ... Order 13382 (70 FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time... Blocked Persons (``SDN List'') the names of four entities and three individuals, whose property and... aliases. The updated entry on the SDN List is as follows: Entity NEKA NOVIN (a.k.a. KIA NIROU, BLOCK...

  2. 78 FR 28702 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    2013-05-15

    ... FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 29... Blocked Persons (``SDN List'') the names of five entities and one individual, whose property and...

  3. 78 FR 41995 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    2013-07-12

    ... FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 29... Blocked Persons (``SDN List'') the names of two entities and two individuals, whose property and...

  4. 78 FR 9995 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    2013-02-12

    ... FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 29... Blocked Persons (``SDN List'') the names of two entities, whose property and interests in property...

  5. 78 FR 17996 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    2013-03-25

    ... FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 29... Blocked Persons (``SDN List'') the names of one entity and three individuals, whose property and...

  6. 78 FR 8221 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    2013-02-05

    ... FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 29... Blocked Persons (``SDN List'') the names of three entities and three individuals, whose property...

  7. 78 FR 9996 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    2013-02-12

    ... FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 29... Blocked Persons (``SDN List'') the names of four entities, whose property and interests in property...

  8. 78 FR 32303 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    2013-05-29

    ... FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 29... Blocked Persons (``SDN List'') the names of three entities and three individuals, whose property...

  9. 75 FR 30110 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

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    2010-05-28

    ... Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995) (the ``Order''). In the Order, the President declared... Persons (``SDN List'') of the three individuals identified in this notice whose property and interests in... designated pursuant to the Order. On May 21, 2010, OFAC removed from the SDN List the individuals...

  10. 75 FR 36782 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

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    2010-06-28

    ...) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995) (the ``Order''). In the Order... blocked pursuant to the Order: 1. CARRILLO SILVA, Armando, c/o DROGAS LA REBAJA, Cali, Colombia; c/o... MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ E HIJO, Cali, Colombia; c/o DISTRIBUIDORA DE DROGAS CONDOR LTDA., Bogota, Colombia;...

  11. 77 FR 25234 - Unblocking of One Individual Specially Designated Global Terrorist Pursuant to Executive Order 13224

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    2012-04-27

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Unblocking of One Individual Specially Designated Global Terrorist Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION:...

  12. 77 FR 71479 - Tribal Consultation Consistent With Executive Order 13175; Request for Public Comment

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    2012-11-30

    ... Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Tribal Consultation Consistent With Executive Order 13175; Request for Public Comment AGENCY: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), U.S... community development through investment in and assistance to Community Development Financial...

  13. 78 FR 30396 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    2013-05-22

    ... FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 29... efforts to manufacture, acquire, possess, develop, transport, transfer or use such items, by any person or..., or attempted to provide, financial, material, technological or other support for, or goods...

  14. 78 FR 25532 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    2013-05-01

    ... FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 29... efforts to manufacture, acquire, possess, develop, transport, transfer or use such items, by any person or..., or attempted to provide, financial, material, technological or other support for, or goods...

  15. 78 FR 33471 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    2013-06-04

    ... FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 29... Dnata Building, Dubai Airport Free Zone, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Web site www.abanair.com ; Email...; Warehouse No.J-01, Dubai Airport Free Zone, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; P.O. Box 293020 Dubai Airport...

  16. 75 FR 42833 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

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    2010-07-22

    ...) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995) (the ``Order''). In the Order... Blocked Persons (``SDN List'') of the individuals identified in this notice whose property and interests... the SDN List the four individuals listed below, whose property and interests in property were...

  17. 78 FR 8701 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant To Executive Order 12978

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    2013-02-06

    ...) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995) (the ``Order''). In the Order... and Blocked Persons (``SDN List'') of the three individuals identified in this notice whose property... removed from the SDN List the three individuals listed below, whose property and interests in...

  18. 75 FR 21153 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

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    2010-04-22

    ...) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995) (the ``Order''). In the Order... INVERSIONES RODRIGUEZ MORENO Y CIA. S. EN C., Cali, Colombia; c/o DEPOSITO POPULAR DE DROGAS S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o DISTRIBUIDORA DE DROGAS CONDOR LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 5 Feb 1953; Cedula No....

  19. 75 FR 54696 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

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    2010-09-08

    ...) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995) (the ``Order''). In the Order..., Colombia; c/o DROGAS LA REBAJA BARRANQUILLA S.A., Barranquilla, Colombia; c/o BLANCO PHARMA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o DROGAS LA REBAJA PRINCIPAL S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o DROGAS LA REBAJA CALI S.A.,...

  20. 78 FR 28701 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

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    2013-05-15

    ...) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995) (the ``Order''). In the Order... Nicolas), c/o DEPOSITO POPULAR DE DROGAS S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/ o DISTRIBUIDORA DE DROGAS CONDOR LTDA...) . 3. CUECA VILLARAGA, Hernan, c/o DROGAS LA REBAJA BOGOTA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; Cedula No....

  1. 77 FR 54948 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

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    ... Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995) (the ``Order''). In the Order, the President declared.... TRISTAN GIL, Luz Maria (a.k.a. TRISTAN GIL, Luz Mery), Carrera 122 No. 20-02, Cali, Colombia; Calle 16 No... LUZ MERY TRISTAN E.U., Cali, Colombia; DOB 01 Apr 1963; POB Cali, Valle, Colombia; Cedula No....

  2. 78 FR 47492 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

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    2013-08-05

    ...) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995) (the ``Order''). In the Order...., Bogota, Colombia; c/o PROYECTOS Y SOLUCIONES S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/ o PROYECTOS Y SOLUCIONES INMOBILIARIA LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; c/o GERENCIA DE PROYECTOS Y SOLUCIONES LTDA., Bogota, Colombia;...

  3. 75 FR 65557 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

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    2010-10-25

    ...) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995) (the ``Order''). In the Order..., Colombia; DOB 17 Mar 1965; Cedula No. 12983857 (Colombia) (individual) . 12. PARRA RESTREPO, Diego, c/o...) (individual) . 13. PARRA RESTREPO, Pedro Nel, c/o AGRO MASCOTAS S.A., Bogota, Colombia; Cedula No....

  4. 12 CFR 308.203 - Order to dismiss a director or senior executive officer.

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    2010-01-01

    ... executive officer under § 38(f)(2)(F)(ii) of the FDI Act, the FDIC shall also serve a copy of the directive... the bank based on supervisory criteria other than capital, pursuant to section 38(g) of the FDI...

  5. 77 FR 33561 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

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    2012-06-06

    .... 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995) (the ``Order..., Colonia Americana, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Ignacio Ramos Praslow 640, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.... CONSTRUCTORA S.A. DE C.V., Calle San Uriel 690, Interior 10, Piso 4, Colonia Chapalita, Guadalajara,...

  6. 78 FR 21495 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant To Executive Order 12978

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    2013-04-10

    .... 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995) (the ``Order... REPRESENTACIONES S.A., Quito, Ecuador; c/o DISTRIBUIDORA DE DROGAS CONDOR LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; c/o DISTRIBUIDORA DE DROGAS LA REBAJA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o DEPOSITO POPULAR DE DROGAS S.A., Cali, Colombia;...

  7. 75 FR 81715 - Additional Designation of Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    2010-12-28

    ... COMPANY LIMITED, c/o Soroush Sarzamin Asatir (SSA) Ship Management Co, Shabnam Alley, Golriz St, Vafa... SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED, c/o Soroush Sarzamin Asatir (SSA) Ship Management Co, Shabnam Alley, Golriz St...) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 13382 (70 FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01...

  8. 78 FR 13140 - Additional Designation of Amr Armanazi Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    2013-02-26

    ... efforts to manufacture, acquire, possess, develop, transport, transfer or use such items, by any person or... for Arms Control and International Security of the entity identified in this notice pursuant to...) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 13382 (70 FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01...

  9. 76 FR 52384 - Designation of Additional Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13405

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    2011-08-22

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Designation of Additional Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13405... repression, electoral fraud, and public corruption in Belarus. The Order imposes economic sanctions...

  10. 75 FR 61836 - Additional Designation of Individuals and Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    2010-10-06

    ...) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 13382 (70 FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a... 53,500DWT 32,474GRT MALTA flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9405942 (Malta) (vessel) . 3... 9379636 (Iran) (vessel) . 4. ALIM Bulk Carrier 53,100DWT 31,117GRT MALTA flag (IRISL); Vessel...

  11. 76 FR 22167 - Additional Designation of Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    2011-04-20

    ...) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 13382 (70 FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a..., Sliema, Malta; Business Registration Document C33482 (Malta) . 7. ROYAL-MED SHIPPING AGENCY LTD, Rockap Apartments No. 20, New Street, Luqa, Malta; 143 Flat 1, Tower Road, Sliema, Malta; Business...

  12. 77 FR 54949 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

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    2012-09-06

    .... 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995) (the ``Order..., Colombia; c/o SOLUCIONES COOPERATIVAS, Cali, Colombia; c/o COOPERATIVA DE TRABAJO ASOCIADO ACTIVAR, Bogota.... CASTANEDA, Martha Helena, c/o SOLUCIONES COOPERATIVAS, Cali, Colombia; Cedula No. 41658669...

  13. Modulation of Higher-Order Olfaction Components on Executive Functions in Humans

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    Fagundo, Ana B.; Jiménez-Murcia, Susana; Giner-Bartolomé, Cristina; Islam, Mohammed Anisul; de la Torre, Rafael; Pastor, Antoni; Casanueva, Felipe F.; Crujeiras, Ana B.; Granero, Roser; Baños, Rosa; Botella, Cristina; Fernández-Real, Jose M.; Frühbeck, Gema; Gómez-Ambrosi, Javier; Menchón, José M.; Tinahones, Francisco J.; Fernández-Aranda, Fernando

    2015-01-01

    The prefrontal (PFC) and orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) appear to be associated with both executive functions and olfaction. However, there is little data relating olfactory processing and executive functions in humans. The present study aimed at exploring the role of olfaction on executive functioning, making a distinction between primary and more cognitive aspects of olfaction. Three executive tasks of similar difficulty were used. One was used to assess hot executive functions (Iowa Gambling Task-IGT), and two as a measure of cold executive functioning (Stroop Colour and Word Test-SCWT and Wisconsin Card Sorting Test-WCST). Sixty two healthy participants were included: 31 with normosmia and 31 with hyposmia. Olfactory abilities were assessed using the ‘‘Sniffin’ Sticks’’ test and the olfactory threshold, odour discrimination and odour identification measures were obtained. All participants were female, aged between 18 and 60. Results showed that participants with hyposmia displayed worse performance in decision making (IGT; Cohen’s-d = 0.91) and cognitive flexibility (WCST; Cohen’s-d between 0.54 and 0.68) compared to those with normosmia. Multiple regression adjusted by the covariates participants’ age and education level showed a positive association between odour identification and the cognitive inhibition response (SCWT-interference; Beta = 0.29; p = .034). The odour discrimination capacity was not a predictor of the cognitive executive performance. Our results suggest that both hot and cold executive functions seem to be associated with higher-order olfactory functioning in humans. These results robustly support the hypothesis that olfaction and executive measures have a common neural substrate in PFC and OFC, and suggest that olfaction might be a reliable cognitive marker in psychiatric and neurologic disorders. PMID:26083418

  14. Modulation of Higher-Order Olfaction Components on Executive Functions in Humans.

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    Ana B Fagundo

    Full Text Available The prefrontal (PFC and orbitofrontal cortex (OFC appear to be associated with both executive functions and olfaction. However, there is little data relating olfactory processing and executive functions in humans. The present study aimed at exploring the role of olfaction on executive functioning, making a distinction between primary and more cognitive aspects of olfaction. Three executive tasks of similar difficulty were used. One was used to assess hot executive functions (Iowa Gambling Task-IGT, and two as a measure of cold executive functioning (Stroop Colour and Word Test-SCWT and Wisconsin Card Sorting Test-WCST. Sixty two healthy participants were included: 31 with normosmia and 31 with hyposmia. Olfactory abilities were assessed using the ''Sniffin' Sticks'' test and the olfactory threshold, odour discrimination and odour identification measures were obtained. All participants were female, aged between 18 and 60. Results showed that participants with hyposmia displayed worse performance in decision making (IGT; Cohen's-d = 0.91 and cognitive flexibility (WCST; Cohen's-d between 0.54 and 0.68 compared to those with normosmia. Multiple regression adjusted by the covariates participants' age and education level showed a positive association between odour identification and the cognitive inhibition response (SCWT-interference; Beta = 0.29; p = .034. The odour discrimination capacity was not a predictor of the cognitive executive performance. Our results suggest that both hot and cold executive functions seem to be associated with higher-order olfactory functioning in humans. These results robustly support the hypothesis that olfaction and executive measures have a common neural substrate in PFC and OFC, and suggest that olfaction might be a reliable cognitive marker in psychiatric and neurologic disorders.

  15. 3 CFR 13496 - Executive Order 13496 of January 30, 2009. Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws

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    2010-01-01

    .... Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws 13496 Order 13496 Presidential Documents Executive Orders Executive Order 13496 of January 30, 2009 EO 13496 Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal... 2 of this order. Such notice shall describe the rights of employees under Federal labor...

  16. 76 FR 55739 - Unblocking of One Specially Designated National or Blocked Person Pursuant to Executive Order...

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    2011-09-08

    ... of July 30, 2004. DATES: The removal of this individual from the SDN List is effective as of.... SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic and Facsimile Availability The SDN List and additional information... Executive Order 13315, as amended, should be removed from the SDN List. The following designation is...

  17. 75 FR 36782 - Unblocking of Specially Designated National Pursuant to Executive Order 13219, as Amended

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    2010-06-28

    ... May 28, 2003, the President issued Executive Order 13304 (68 FR 32315, May 29, 2003) (``E.O. 13304... the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (``SDN List'') of the individual... from the SDN List the individual listed below, whose property and interests in property were...

  18. 76 FR 60129 - Unblocking of One Specially Designated National or Blocked Person Pursuant to Executive Order...

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    2011-09-28

    ... of July 30, 2004. DATES: The removal of this individual from the SDN List is effective as of...-2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic and Facsimile Availability The SDN List and additional... Executive Order 13315, as amended, should be removed from the SDN List. The following designation is...

  19. 75 FR 54689 - Additional Designation of an Entity Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    2010-09-08

    ...Pursuant to the authority in section 1(ii) of Executive Order 13382, ``Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters'', the State Department, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has determined that three North Korean entities, the Second Academy of Natural Sciences (SANS), the Second Economic Committee (SEC), and......

  20. The Status of Plain Language Legislation in the Fifty States and President Carter's Executive Order 12044.

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    Grogan, Lina

    A study was conducted to examine plain language legislation in the 50 states and to evaluate the progress made in simplifying government regulations as a result of President Carter's executive order mandating the use of clear language in regulations. In the first part of the study, laws and bills relating to plain language in consumer contracts…

  1. 77 FR 67733 - Unblocking of One Specially Designated Terrorist Pursuant to Executive Order 12947

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    2012-11-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Unblocking of One Specially Designated Terrorist Pursuant to Executive Order 12947 AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The...

  2. 78 FR 23332 - Unblocking of One Specially Designated Global Terrorist Pursuant to Executive Order 13224

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    2013-04-18

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Unblocking of One Specially Designated Global Terrorist Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY:...

  3. 76 FR 73781 - Unblocking of One Specially Designated Terrorist Pursuant to Executive Order 12947

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    2011-11-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Unblocking of One Specially Designated Terrorist Pursuant to Executive Order 12947 AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The...

  4. 76 FR 16855 - Unblocking of One Specially Designated Global Terrorist Pursuant to Executive Order 13224

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    2011-03-25

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Unblocking of One Specially Designated Global Terrorist Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY:...

  5. An AES chip with DPA resistance using hardware-based random order execution

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    Yu Bo; Li Xiangyu; Chen Cong; Sun Yihe; Wu Liji; Zhang Xiangmin

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents an AES (advanced encryption standard) chip that combats differential power analysis (DPA) side-channel attack through hardware-based random order execution.Both decryption and encryption procedures of an AES are implemented on the chip.A fine-grained dataflow architecture is proposed,which dynamically exploits intrinsic byte-level independence in the algorithm.A novel circuit called an HMF (Hold-Match-Fetch) unit is proposed for random control,which randomly sets execution orders for concurrent operations.The AES chip was manufactured in SMIC 0.18 μm technology.The average energy for encrypting one group of plain texts (128 bits secrete keys) is 19 nJ.The core area is 0.43 mm2.A sophisticated experimental setup was built to test the DPA resistance.Measurement-based experimental results show that one byte of a secret key cannot be disclosed from our chip under random mode after 64000 power traces were used in the DPA attack.Compared with the corresponding fixed order execution,the hardware based random order execution is improved by at least 21 times the DPA resistance.

  6. Optimal trade execution and absence of price manipulations in limit order book models

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    Alfonsi, Aurélien; Schied, Alexander

    2010-01-01

    International audience We analyze the existence of price manipulation and optimal trade execution strategies in a model for an electronic limit order book with nonlinear price impact and exponential resilience. Our main results show that, under general conditions on the shape function of the limit order book, placing deterministic trade sizes at trading dates that are homogeneously spaced is optimal within a large class of adaptive strategies with arbitrary trading dates. This extends resu...

  7. 3 CFR 13507 - Executive Order 13507 of April 8, 2009. Establishment of the White House Office of Health Reform

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    2010-01-01

    .... Establishment of the White House Office of Health Reform 13507 Order 13507 Presidential Documents Executive Orders Executive Order 13507 of April 8, 2009 EO 13507 Establishment of the White House Office of Health.... Establishment. (a) There is established a White House Office of Health Reform (Health Reform Office) within...

  8. Bob Meyer (right), acting deputy director of NASA Dryden, shakes hands with Les Bordelon, executive

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    2002-01-01

    Bob Meyer (on the right), acting deputy director of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, shakes hands with Les Bordelon, executive director of Edwards Air Force Base. The handshake represents Dryden's acceptance of an Air Force C-20A delivered from Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The aircraft will be modified to carry equipment and experiments in support of both NASA and U.S. Air Force projects. The joint use of this aircraft is a result of the NASA Dryden/Edwards Air Force Base Alliance which shares some resources as cost-cutting measures.

  9. 76 FR 61777 - Designation of Two Individuals Pursuant to Executive Order 13224

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    2011-10-05

    ... Terrorism.'' DATES: The designations by the Director of OFAC of the two individuals identified in this... emergency to address grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists... support acts of terrorism. The President identified in the Annex to the Order, as amended by...

  10. 75 FR 65556 - Designation of Two Individuals Pursuant to Executive Order 13224

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    2010-10-25

    ... Terrorism.'' DATES: The designation by the Director of OFAC of the two individuals identified in this notice... emergency to address grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists..., or support acts of terrorism. The President identified in the Annex to the Order, as amended...

  11. 75 FR 53377 - Designation of One Individual Pursuant to Executive Order 13224

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    2010-08-31

    ... Terrorism.'' DATES: The designation by the Director of OFAC of the individual identified in this notice... emergency to address grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists..., or support acts of terrorism. The President identified in the Annex to the Order, as amended...

  12. 76 FR 61776 - Designation of Five Individuals Pursuant to Executive Order 13224

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    2011-10-05

    ... Terrorism.'' DATES: The designations by the Director of OFAC of the five individuals identified in this... emergency to address grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists... support acts of terrorism. The President identified in the Annex to the Order, as amended by...

  13. 76 FR 37891 - Designation of Four Individuals Pursuant to Executive Order 13224

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    2011-06-28

    ... Terrorism.'' DATES: The designations by the Director of OFAC of the four individuals identified in this... emergency to address grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists... support acts of terrorism. The President identified in the Annex to the Order, as amended by...

  14. 76 FR 46896 - Designation of Six Individuals Pursuant to Executive Order 13224

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    2011-08-03

    ... Terrorism.'' DATES: The designations by the Director of OFAC of the six individuals identified in this... emergency to address grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists... support acts of terrorism. The President identified in the Annex to the Order, as amended by...

  15. 75 FR 16909 - Designation of One Individual Pursuant to Executive Order 13224

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    ... Terrorism.'' DATES: The designation by the Director of OFAC of the individual identified in this notice... emergency to address grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists..., or support acts of terrorism. The President identified in the Annex to the Order, as amended...

  16. 75 FR 76520 - Designation of Three Individuals Pursuant to Executive Order 13224

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    ... Support Terrorism.'' DATES: The designations by the Director of OFAC of the individuals identified in this... emergency to address grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists... support acts of terrorism. The President identified in the Annex to the Order, as amended by...

  17. 75 FR 74769 - Designation of Three Individuals Pursuant to Executive Order 13224

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    ... Support Terrorism.'' DATES: The designations by the Director of OFAC of the individuals identified in this... emergency to address grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists... support acts of terrorism. The President identified in the Annex to the Order, as amended by...

  18. Diffusive behavior and the modeling of characteristic times in limit order executions

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    Zoltan Eisler; Janos Kertesz; Fabrizio Lillo; Mantegna, Rosario N.

    2007-01-01

    We present an empirical study of the first passage time (FPT) of order book prices needed to observe a prescribed price change Delta, the time to fill (TTF) for executed limit orders and the time to cancel (TTC) for canceled ones in a double auction market. We find that the distribution of all three quantities decays asymptotically as a power law, but that of FPT has significantly fatter tails than that of TTF. Thus a simple first passage time model cannot account for the observed TTF of limi...

  19. Statutory Instrument No. 1439 (C.26) The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Commencement No.1) Order 1974

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    This Order brings into operation progressively Parts I, II and IV of the Safety at Work etc. Act of 31 July 1974. Certain provisions entered into force as from 1 October 1974 and the remainder as from 1 April 1974; the provisions respectively relate to the establishment and functions of the Health and Safety Commission, the Health and Safety Executive and the general duties of employers. (NEA)

  20. 3 CFR 13489 - Executive Order 13489 of January 21, 2009. Presidential Records

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    ... and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to establish policies and procedures... documentary materials maintained by NARA pursuant to the Presidential Records Act, including Vice Presidential... (ii) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to...

  1. Modulation of higher-order olfaction components on executive functions in humans

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    Fagundo, Ana B.; Susana Jiménez-Murcia; Cristina Giner-Bartolomé; Mohammed Anisul Islam; Rafael de la Torre; Antoni Pastor; Casanueva, Felipe F.; Ana B. Crujeiras; Roser Granero; Rosa Baños; Cristina Botella; Jose M Fernández-Real; Gema Frühbeck; Javier Gómez-Ambrosi; Menchón, José M.

    2015-01-01

    The prefrontal (PFC) and orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) appear to be associated with both executive functions and olfaction. However, there is little data relating olfactory processing and executive functions in humans. The present study aimed at exploring the role of olfaction on executive functioning, making a distinction between primary and more cognitive aspects of olfaction. Three executive tasks of similar difficulty were used. One was used to assess hot executive functions (Iowa Gambling T...

  2. Default Mode and Executive Networks Areas: Association with the Serial Order in Divergent Thinking

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    Heinonen, Jarmo; Numminen, Jussi; Hlushchuk, Yevhen; Antell, Henrik; Taatila, Vesa; Suomala, Jyrki

    2016-01-01

    Scientific findings have suggested a two-fold structure of the cognitive process. By using the heuristic thinking mode, people automatically process information that tends to be invariant across days, whereas by using the explicit thinking mode people explicitly process information that tends to be variant compared to typical previously learned information patterns. Previous studies on creativity found an association between creativity and the brain regions in the prefrontal cortex, the anterior cingulate cortex, the default mode network and the executive network. However, which neural networks contribute to the explicit mode of thinking during idea generation remains an open question. We employed an fMRI paradigm to examine which brain regions were activated when participants (n = 16) mentally generated alternative uses for everyday objects. Most previous creativity studies required participants to verbalize responses during idea generation, whereas in this study participants produced mental alternatives without verbalizing. This study found activation in the left anterior insula when contrasting idea generation and object identification. This finding suggests that the insula (part of the brain’s salience network) plays a role in facilitating both the central executive and default mode networks to activate idea generation. We also investigated closely the effect of the serial order of idea being generated on brain responses: The amplitude of fMRI responses correlated positively with the serial order of idea being generated in the anterior cingulate cortex, which is part of the central executive network. Positive correlation with the serial order was also observed in the regions typically assigned to the default mode network: the precuneus/cuneus, inferior parietal lobule and posterior cingulate cortex. These networks support the explicit mode of thinking and help the individual to convert conventional mental models to new ones. The serial order correlated

  3. Default Mode and Executive Networks Areas: Association with the Serial Order in Divergent Thinking.

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    Heinonen, Jarmo; Numminen, Jussi; Hlushchuk, Yevhen; Antell, Henrik; Taatila, Vesa; Suomala, Jyrki

    2016-01-01

    Scientific findings have suggested a two-fold structure of the cognitive process. By using the heuristic thinking mode, people automatically process information that tends to be invariant across days, whereas by using the explicit thinking mode people explicitly process information that tends to be variant compared to typical previously learned information patterns. Previous studies on creativity found an association between creativity and the brain regions in the prefrontal cortex, the anterior cingulate cortex, the default mode network and the executive network. However, which neural networks contribute to the explicit mode of thinking during idea generation remains an open question. We employed an fMRI paradigm to examine which brain regions were activated when participants (n = 16) mentally generated alternative uses for everyday objects. Most previous creativity studies required participants to verbalize responses during idea generation, whereas in this study participants produced mental alternatives without verbalizing. This study found activation in the left anterior insula when contrasting idea generation and object identification. This finding suggests that the insula (part of the brain's salience network) plays a role in facilitating both the central executive and default mode networks to activate idea generation. We also investigated closely the effect of the serial order of idea being generated on brain responses: The amplitude of fMRI responses correlated positively with the serial order of idea being generated in the anterior cingulate cortex, which is part of the central executive network. Positive correlation with the serial order was also observed in the regions typically assigned to the default mode network: the precuneus/cuneus, inferior parietal lobule and posterior cingulate cortex. These networks support the explicit mode of thinking and help the individual to convert conventional mental models to new ones. The serial order correlated

  4. Diffusive behavior and the modeling of characteristic times in limit order executions

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    Eisler, Z; Lillo, F; Mantegna, R N; Eisler, Zoltan; Kertesz, Janos; Lillo, Fabrizio; Mantegna, Rosario N.

    2007-01-01

    We present a study of the order book data of the London Stock Exchange for five highly liquid stocks traded during the calendar year 2002. Specifically, we study the first passage time of order book prices needed to observe a prescribed price change "Delta", the time to fill (TTF) for executed limit orders and the time to cancel (TTC) for canceled ones. We find that the distribution of the first passage time decays asymptotically in time as a power law with an exponent "L_FPT ~ 1.5". The median of the same quantity scales as "Delta^1.6", which is different from the "Delta^2" behavior expected for Brownian motion. The quantities TTF, and TTC are also asymptotically power law distributed with exponents "L_TTF = 1.8-2.2" and "L_TTC = 1.9-2.4", respectively. For the medians of the time to fill we observe a scaling proportional to "Delta^1.4". We outline a simple model, which assumes that prices are characterized by the empirically observed distribution of the first passage time and orders are canceled randomly wi...

  5. 76 FR 72499 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382 Related to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping...

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    .... 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 13382 (70 FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order... Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice..., Bella Vista, Panama City, Panama; c/o Hafiz Darya Shipping Co, No. 60, Ehteshamiyeh Square, 7th...

  6. 77 FR 51097 - Notice of Action Subject to Intergovernmental Review Under Executive Order

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS... small business owners in management, marketing, finance, operations, planning, taxes, and any other... Business Administration. ACTION: Notice of Action Subject to Intergovernmental Review Under Executive...

  7. 76 FR 33809 - Amendment and Update to the Entry for an Individual Named in the Annex to Executive Order 13219...

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    ... Persons (``SDN List''). The individual's date of birth has been amended and two addresses and an alternate place of birth have been added to the SDN List entry. The individual was listed in the Annex to... Executive Order 13219 of June 26, 2001.'' DATES: The update to the entry of this individual on the SDN...

  8. 3 CFR 13485 - Executive Order 13485 of January 9, 2009. Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department...

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    ... an Order of Succession Within the Department of Transportation 13485 Order 13485 Presidential... Succession Within the Department of Transportation By the authority vested in me as President under the..., 5 U.S.C. 3345 et seq., it is hereby ordered that: Section 1. Order of Succession. Subject to...

  9. Greening the Department of Energy through waste prevention, recycling, and Federal acquisition. Strategic plan to implement Executive Order 13101

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    This Plan provides strategies and milestones to implement Executive Order 13101, Greening the Government Through Waste Prevention, Recycling, and Federal Acquisition, and to achieve the new Secretarial goals for 2005 and 2010. It serves as the principal Secretarial guidance to Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters, Field Offices, and laboratory and contractor staff to improve sanitary waste prevention, recycling, and the purchase and use of recycled content and environmentally preferable products and services in the DOE.

  10. Statutory Instrument No. 478, The Atomic Energy Authority Act 1971 (Appointed Day) Order 1971

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    This Order fixes 1 April 1971 as the appointed day for the purposes of sections 1 and 2 of the Atomic Energy Authority Act 1971 and, accordingly, it is upon that date that the transfers provided for in that Act of parts of the undertaking of the United Kingdom Energy Authority to British Nuclear Fuels Limited and the Radiochemical Centre Limited took place. (NEA)

  11. 78 FR 66989 - Designation of Six Individuals and Four Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13581, “Blocking...

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    ... International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-06). The Order was effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on July 25, 2011. In the Order, the President declared a national emergency to deal with the... TOO), 130 A, Ulitsa Klara Tsetkina, Shymkent 160000, Kazakhstan; Ulitsa Angarskaya, 22.1,...

  12. 25 CFR 900.50 - What Federal laws, regulations, and Executive Orders apply to subcontractors?

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    ... INTERIOR, AND INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CONTRACTS UNDER THE INDIAN SELF-DETERMINATION AND EDUCATION ASSISTANCE ACT Standards for Tribal or Tribal Organization Management Systems Procurement Management System Standards § 900.50 What Federal laws, regulations, and...

  13. 76 FR 64183 - Designation of Five Individuals Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001...

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    ... Commit, or Support Terrorism.'' AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice..., Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism.'' DATES: The designations by the Director of OFAC of the five... national emergency to address grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by...

  14. The Transfer of Sentenced Persons Held in a Penitentiary or Health Unit in Romania, in order to execute the Sentence in other EU Member State. Critical Reviews

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    Ioana-Minodora Rusu

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we have examined the institution of transferring sentenced persons held in a penitentiary or medical facility in Romania, in order to serve the sentence in the other Member States of the European Union, a new institution introduced in the Romanian law. The innovations that this paper brings regard actually the conducted examination and some critical opinions that aim at contributing to the improvement of the legislation in this very complex domain. The critical opinions aim the imperfections in terms of the institution of the judge appointed for execution, which is different, as in these three legislative acts this institution appears under different names, the questionable competence given that the judge and the absence of provisions governing the procedure for transferring minors executing a custodial educational measure. With a focus primarily on critical examination but also on the provisions of major importance in terms of judicial cooperation in criminal matters at EU level, the article continues further studies and research in the field, published in the recent years. The paper can be useful to academics, practitioners and equally to the legislator who intends to promote a series of changes and additions to the provisions of the framework law to which we referred.

  15. Implementing a 1GHz Four-Issue Out-of-Order Execution Microprocessor in a Standard Cell ASIC Methodology

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    Wei-Wu Hu; Ji-Ye Zhao; Shi-Qiang Zhong; Xu Yang; Elio Guidetti; Chris Wu

    2007-01-01

    This paper introduces the microarchitecture and physical implementation of the Godson-2E processor, which is a four-issue superscalar RISC processor that supports the 64-bit MIPS instruction set.The adoption of the aggressive out-of-order execution and memory hierarchy techniques help Godson-2E to achieve high performance.The Godson-2E processor has been physically designed in a 7-metal 90nm CMOS process using the cell-based methodology with some bit-sliced manual placement and a number of crafted cells and macros.The processor can be run at 1GHz and achieves a SPEC CPU2000 rate higher than 500.

  16. CG-OoO: Energy-Efficient Coarse-Grain Out-of-Order Execution

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    Mohammadi, Milad; Aamodt, Tor M.; Dally, William J.

    2016-01-01

    We introduce the Coarse-Grain Out-of-Order (CG- OoO) general purpose processor designed to achieve close to In-Order processor energy while maintaining Out-of-Order (OoO) performance. CG-OoO is an energy-performance proportional general purpose architecture that scales according to the program load. Block-level code processing is at the heart of the this architecture; CG-OoO speculates, fetches, schedules, and commits code at block-level granularity. It eliminates unnecessary accesses to ener...

  17. 3 CFR - Implementation of the Executive Order, “Classified National Security Information”

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    ... continuing need to exercise such authority shall be delegated original classification authority. Accordingly... Secretary of Agriculture The Secretary of Commerce The Secretary of Health and Human Services The Secretary... order shall continue in effect, provided that the authority of such officials is delegable under...

  18. 77 FR 35114 - Additional Designation of Entity Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    ... FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 29... efforts to manufacture, acquire, possess, develop, transport, transfer or use such items, by any person or..., or attempted to provide, financial, material, technological or other support for, or goods...

  19. 77 FR 58911 - Additional Identifying Information for One (1) Individual Designated Pursuant to Executive Order...

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    ... Threaten to Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process'' (the ``Order''). DATES: The addition by the Director of... sanctions on persons who threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace process. The President identified in the... Middle East peace ] process; or (2) assist in, sponsor, or provide financial, material, or...

  20. 76 FR 32266 - Unblocking of one Specially Designated National or Blocked Person Pursuant to Executive Order...

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    ... Office of Foreign Assets Control Unblocking of one Specially Designated National or Blocked Person... interests in property of, inter alia, persons listed on the Annex to the Order. On July 30, 2004, the... of United States persons are now unblocked. Dated: May 26, 2011. Adam J. Szubin, Director, Office...

  1. 77 FR 2777 - Unblocking of One Specially Designated National or Blocked Person Pursuant to Executive Order...

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    ... Office of Foreign Assets Control Unblocking of One Specially Designated National or Blocked Person... Order blocks the property and interests in property of, inter alia, persons listed on the Annex to the... within the United States or the possession or control of United States persons are now unblocked....

  2. 3 CFR 13508 - Executive Order 13508 of May 12, 2009. Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration

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    ... that are critical to effective Federal leadership; (c) describe the specific programs and strategies to... LEADERSHIP, PLANNING, AND ACCOUNTABILITY Sec. 201. Federal Leadership Committee. In order to begin a new era of shared Federal leadership with respect to the protection and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay,...

  3. The Carriage of goods by Sea Act 1971 (Commencement, Order 1977)

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    This Order (S.I. No 981) brought into force the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1971 giving effect at internal level to the 1968 Protocol to the International Convention on Certain Rules of Law relating to Bills of Lading 1924 (the Hague Rules). The 1971 Act introduces an amendment to the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 which lays down, as does the Paris Convention, that none of its provisions shall affect the operation of international transport agreements in force in the United Kingdom, and in particular, the Hague Rules. As of now, and in accordance with the 1968 Protocol, the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 no longer reserves application of the Hague Rules. (NEA)

  4. Execution of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (1994 in the Construction Industry from Contractors’ Point of View

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    Awang H.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Construction is one of the highest contributing industries to occupational accidents by sector in Malaysia. Statistics have been drawn from year to year that show an increasing number of cases of accidents by industry sector. While it is impossible to completely eliminate all accidents, with a proper and effective safety and health policy or rules set by top management, especially contractors, the rate of accidents on construction sites can be reduced. The main objective of this study is to analyse the degree of application of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 (OSHA 1994 in the construction industry and to identify the contributing factors leading to a lack of execution of OSHA 1994 on construction sites with a primary focus on contractors’ point of view. Five on-going construction projects in Perak were selected as case studies and site inspections were conducted. The results showed that none of the contractors have fully implemented the rules and regulations provided by the government. Within this report, some recommendations are made towards enhancing the safety and health issues on construction sites.

  5. What the CERAD Battery Can Tell Us about Executive Function as a Higher-Order Cognitive Faculty

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Executive function (EF is believed to control or influence the integration and application of cognitive functions such as attention and memory and is an important area of research in cognitive aging. Recent studies and reviews have concluded that there is no single test for EF. Results from first-order latent variable modeling have suggested that little, if any, variability in cognitive performance can be directly (and uniquely attributed to EF; so instead, we modeled EF, as it is conceptualized, as a higher-order function, using elements of the CERAD neuropsychological battery. Responses to subtests from two large, independent cohorts of nondemented elderly persons were modeled with three theoretically plausible structural models using confirmatory factor analysis. Robust fit statistics, generated for the two cohorts separately, were consistent and support the conceptualization of EF as a higher-order cognitive faculty. Although not specifically designed to assess EF, subtests of the CERAD battery provide theoretically and empirically robust evidence about the nature of EF in elderly adults.

  6. SUCCESS OR FAILURE? ORDERED PROBIT APPROACHES TO MEASURING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

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    Langpap, Christian; Kerkvliet, Joe

    2002-01-01

    The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is one of the most controversial pieces of environmental legislation. Part of the controversy stems from doubts about its effectiveness in generating improvements in species viability. This paper uses ordered probit models to test whether the ESA has been successful in promoting species recovery. We find a negative correlation between listing and species recovery. Additionally, we find evidence of positive effects for species-specific spending and the achievem...

  7. 77 FR 20079 - Securities Exchange Act of 1934; In the Matter of the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; Order Granting...

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    ... COMMISSION Securities Exchange Act of 1934; In the Matter of the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; Order Granting...\\ it is ordered that the petition of The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC for review of the order disapproving... Securities Exchange Act Release No. 65362 (September 20, 2011), 76 FR 59466 (September 26, 2011). It...

  8. 3 CFR 13509 - Executive Order 13509 of June 23, 2009. Establishing a White House Council on Automotive...

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    ... Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement; (21) the Assistant to the... across the executive branch, including officials on existing committees or task forces...

  9. 76 FR 39927 - Order Granting Temporary Exemptions Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 in Connection With...

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    ... (``Exchange Act'') in connection with the pending revision of the Exchange Act definition of ``security'' to... COMMISSION Order Granting Temporary Exemptions Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 in Connection With the Pending Revision of the Definition of ``Security'' To Encompass Security-Based Swaps, and...

  10. An end to too big to let fail? The Dodd-Frank Act's orderly liquidation authority

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    Thomas J. Fitzpatrick; Thomson, James B.

    2011-01-01

    One of the changes introduced by the sweeping new financial market legislation of the Dodd–Frank Act is the provision of a formal process for liquidating large financial firms—something that would have been useful in 2008, when troubles at Lehman Brothers, AIG, and Merrill Lynch threatened to damage the entire U.S. financial system. While it may not be the end of the too-big-to-fail problem, the orderly liquidation authority is an important new tool in the regulatory toolkit. It will enable r...

  11. SRP meeting: the Radioactive Substances Act and Exemption Orders, London, 16 January 2001

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    The SRP conference on the Radioactive Substances Act (RSA) and Exemption Orders was held in the Scientific Societies Lecture Theatre in London on 16 January 2001. The proposed changes to RSA93 were put forward in two draft Statutory Instruments, 'Proposals for Radioactive Substances (Basic Safety Standards) (England and Wales) Regulation 2000' and the 'Radioactive Substances (Basic Safety Standards) (England and Wales) Directive 2000'. The former is limited to the changes for clocks and watches and requires prior authorisation for the disposal of all radioactive substances arising from practices subject to reporting. The latter places legally binding duties on the EA in the administration of the Act. This includes legal obligation for the EA to ensure that when granting RSA authorisations, resulting exposures are ALARA, that dose limits for members of the public are complied with, that dose constraints are considered where appropriate and that undertakings discharge their responsibilities under the Act. Mr. Ciaran McDonnell from the NRPB presented their findings on the current application of some of the existing Exemption Orders (excluding MOD use), and discussed the impact of possible changes. The main advantage of he Exemption Orders was considered to be avoiding the need for registration. Mr. McDonnell also stated that for some users, a move to prior notification on first use of an Exemption Order may be acceptable, but a requirement for further notification may prove impracticable. The NRPB found a reluctance by users to make full use of the provision for waste disposal. Instead many chose to use authorised disposal routes, for example Safeguard. Therefore, provided these disposal costs did not increase excessively, he felt that the removal of some of the current disposal options may not have a serious effect for small industrial users. However, he also stated that this view may not be shared by those in different work areas, e.g. schools/hospitals. Although

  12. 29 CFR 2700.22 - Notice of contest of imminent danger withdrawal orders under section 107 of the Act.

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    ... 29 Labor 9 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Notice of contest of imminent danger withdrawal orders under section 107 of the Act. 2700.22 Section 2700.22 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued....22 Notice of contest of imminent danger withdrawal orders under section 107 of the Act. (a) Time...

  13. 78 FR 20705 - Securities Act of 1933; Securities Exchange Act of 1934; Order Regarding Review of FASB...

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    ... statement concluding that the Financial Accounting Standards Board (``FASB'') and its parent organization, the Financial Accounting Foundation (``FAF''), satisfied the criteria for an accounting standard-setting body under the Act, and recognizing the FASB's financial accounting and reporting standards...

  14. 75 FR 6231 - Securities Act of 1933; Securities Exchange Act of 1934; Order Regarding Review of FASB...

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    ... ``generally accepted'' under Section 108 of the Act.\\1\\ As a consequence of that recognition, the Commission... have additional sources of revenue for its activities, such as earnings from sales of publications, provided that each additional source of revenue shall not jeopardize, in the judgment of the...

  15. Execution and executability

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    Bradford, Robert W.; Harrison, Denise

    2015-09-01

    "We have a new strategy to grow our organization." Developing the plan is just the start. Implementing it in the organization is the real challenge. Many organizations don't fail due to lack of strategy; they struggle because it isn't effectively implemented. After working with hundreds of companies on strategy development, Denise and Robert have distilled the critical areas where organizations need to focus in order to enhance profitability through superior execution. If these questions are important to your organization, you'll find useful answers in the following articles: Do you find yourself overwhelmed by too many competing priorities? How do you limit how many strategic initiatives/projects your organization is working on at one time? How do you balance your resource requirements (time and money) with the availability of these resources? How do you balance your strategic initiative requirements with the day-to-day requirements of your organization?

  16. 10 CFR Appendix A to Part 603 - Applicable Federal Statutes, Executive Orders, and Government-wide Regulations

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    .... Prohibitions on discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d, et seq.) as implemented by DOE regulations at 10 CFR part 1040. These... Discrimination Act of 1975 (42 U.S.C. 6101, et seq.) as implemented by DOE regulations at 10 CFR part 1040....

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    Office of Personnel Management — Executive Order (E.O.) 13,392 mandates that each federal agency shall have a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) working plan with established goals and time frames...

  18. 78 FR 15124 - Designation of One (1) Individual Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001...

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    ... Commit, or Support Terrorism'' AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice..., Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism.'' DATES: The designation by the Director of OFAC of the one (1... emergency to address grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign...

  19. 76 FR 64427 - Designation of One Entity Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, “Blocking...

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    ... Commit, or Support Terrorism'' AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice... Commit, or Support Terrorism.'' DATES: The designation by the Director of OFAC of the entity in this... emergency to address grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign...

  20. 77 FR 62618 - Designation of Two (2) Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001...

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    ... Commit, or Support Terrorism'' AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice..., Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism.'' DATES: The designations by the Director of OFAC of the two (2... emergency to address grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign...

  1. 78 FR 36302 - Designation of Four (4) Individuals Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001...

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    ... Commit, or Support Terrorism'' AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice..., Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism.'' DATES: The designations by the Director of OFAC of the 4... emergency to address grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign...

  2. 77 FR 74916 - Designation of Two (2) Individuals Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001...

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    ... Commit, or Support Terrorism'' AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice..., Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism.'' DATES: The designations by the Director of OFAC of the two (2... emergency to address grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign...

  3. 77 FR 10806 - Designation of One Entity Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, “Blocking...

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    ... Commit, or Support Terrorism'' AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice... Commit, or Support Terrorism.'' DATES: The designation by the Director of OFAC of the entity in this... emergency to address grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign...

  4. 77 FR 70548 - Designation of one (1) individual Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001...

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    ... Commit, or Support Terrorism'' AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice..., Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism.'' DATES: The designation by the Director of OFAC of the one (1... emergency to address grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign...

  5. 75 FR 43233 - Designation of ANWAR AL-AULAQI Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 and the Global Terrorism...

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    ... Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR Part 594 AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control... With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism,'' and the Global Terrorism Sanctions... grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists, including...

  6. 3 CFR 13492 - Executive Order 13492 of January 22, 2009. Review and Disposition of Individuals Detained At the...

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    .... Definitions. As used in this order: (a) “Common Article 3” means Article 3 of each of the Geneva Conventions... years, and most have been detained for at least 4 years. In view of the significant concerns raised by.... (c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive...

  7. 78 FR 14376 - Order Granting Limited Exemptions From Exchange Act Rule 10b-17 and Rules 101 and 102 of...

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    2013-03-05

    ... COMMISSION Order Granting Limited Exemptions From Exchange Act Rule 10b-17 and Rules 101 and 102 of.... The Fund's investment objective is to seek investment results that correspond generally to the... transactions may raise, including, but not limited to the adequacy of the disclosure concerning, and...

  8. 78 FR 10218 - Order Extending Temporary Exemptions Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 in Connection With...

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    2013-02-13

    .... 1, 2011), 76 FR 39927 (Jul. 7, 2011). \\2\\ Id. See also Further Definition of ``Swap,'' ``Security... COMMISSION Order Extending Temporary Exemptions Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 in Connection With the Revision of the Definition of ``Security'' to Encompass Security-Based Swaps, and Request...

  9. 78 FR 6179 - Unblocking of One Specially Designated National and Blocked Person Pursuant to Executive Order 13448

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    2013-01-29

    ... Blocked Persons (``SDN List'') of the individual identified in this notice whose property and interests in... Order. On January 24, 2013, the Director of OFAC removed and unblocked from the SDN List the...

  10. 78 FR 7485 - Designation of Seven Individuals and One Entity Pursuant to Executive Order 13581, “Blocking...

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    2013-02-01

    ... policy, and economy of the United States. Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all... Samuilovna (a.k.a. KALASHOV, Marina; a.k.a. KALASHOVA, Marina), Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab...

  11. 78 FR 11275 - Designation of One (1) Individual and Four (4) Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13628 of...

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    ... with, or at the recommendation of, the Secretary of State, to satisfy certain criteria set forth in the... Secretary of State, designated, pursuant to Section 3 of the Order, one (1) individual and four (4) entities..., Iran; Title Director, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (individual) . Entities 1....

  12. 77 FR 2346 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382 Related to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping...

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    ... FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 29... Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice... follows: BIIS MARITIME LIMITED, 147/1 St. Lucia Street Valletta, VLT 1185, Malta; c/o Irano Hind...

  13. Act No. 8/1988 on infractions and sanctions in the social order, 7 April 1988.

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    1988-01-01

    This Act sets forth infractions and sanctions with respect to labor and social security. Among other things, it classifies the following as very serious offenses: 1) unilateral decisions of employers involving discrimination, either favorable or adverse, in the matter of compensation, hours, training, promotion, and other labor conditions with respect to sex and kinship with other workers; and 2) establishment of conditions through advertising, offers of work, or any other means that constitute discrimination, either favorable or adverse, with respect to access to employment for reasons of sex or kinship with other workers. The following persons will also be considered to have committed very serious infractions: 1) employers who use foreign workers without having first obtained the proper work permit or its renewal; they will incur an infraction for each foreign worker so employed; 2) foreigners who exercise in Spain any lucrative, labor, or professional activity for themselves without having obtained the proper permit or renewed it; and 3) real or legal persons who promote, facilitate, or protect the work of foreigners in Spain without the proper work permit. The Act sets penalties for these infractions ranging from 500,001 pesetas to 15,000,000 pesetas depending on attenuating or aggravating circumstances. In addition, employers committing these infractions are 1) automatically to lose benefits derived from employment programs from the time the infraction was committed and 2) to be excluded from access to such benefits for a maximum period of one year.

  14. 78 FR 19670 - Order Exempting, Pursuant to Authority of the Commodity Exchange Act, Certain Transactions...

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    2013-04-02

    ... lowest cost possible in light of certain reliability and environmental standards and objectives, among... an agreement to share a generation asset in order to more cost-effectively comply with environmental standards, the transaction may ``limit rather than facilitate electric generation, transmission...

  15. Executive seduction.

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    Wolf, G A

    1990-01-01

    The growth of corporate orientation for healthcare structures, with a focus on bottom-line management, has radically altered the role of nurse executives. With the organization's emphasis on performance, productivity, and results, successful nurse executives are now integrating the management of the delivery of nursing care with the management of complex corporate structures and relationships. The editor of Executive Development discusses the rapidly changing expectations and demands of the contemporary nurse executive's work.

  16. Retiring the central executive.

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    Logie, Robert H

    2016-10-01

    Reasoning, problem solving, comprehension, learning and retrieval, inhibition, switching, updating, or multitasking are often referred to as higher cognition, thought to require control processes or the use of a central executive. However, the concept of an executive controller begs the question of what is controlling the controller and so on, leading to an infinite hierarchy of executives or "homunculi". In what is now a QJEP citation classic, Baddeley [Baddeley, A. D. (1996). Exploring the central executive. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 49A, 5-28] referred to the concept of a central executive in cognition as a "conceptual ragbag" that acted as a placeholder umbrella term for aspects of cognition that are complex, were poorly understood at the time, and most likely involve several different cognitive functions working in concert. He suggested that with systematic empirical research, advances in understanding might progress sufficiently to allow the executive concept to be "sacked". This article offers an overview of the 1996 article and of some subsequent systematic research and argues that after two decades of research, there is sufficient advance in understanding to suggest that executive control might arise from the interaction among multiple different functions in cognition that use different, but overlapping, brain networks. The article concludes that the central executive concept might now be offered a dignified retirement.

  17. Retiring the central executive.

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    Logie, Robert H

    2016-10-01

    Reasoning, problem solving, comprehension, learning and retrieval, inhibition, switching, updating, or multitasking are often referred to as higher cognition, thought to require control processes or the use of a central executive. However, the concept of an executive controller begs the question of what is controlling the controller and so on, leading to an infinite hierarchy of executives or "homunculi". In what is now a QJEP citation classic, Baddeley [Baddeley, A. D. (1996). Exploring the central executive. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 49A, 5-28] referred to the concept of a central executive in cognition as a "conceptual ragbag" that acted as a placeholder umbrella term for aspects of cognition that are complex, were poorly understood at the time, and most likely involve several different cognitive functions working in concert. He suggested that with systematic empirical research, advances in understanding might progress sufficiently to allow the executive concept to be "sacked". This article offers an overview of the 1996 article and of some subsequent systematic research and argues that after two decades of research, there is sufficient advance in understanding to suggest that executive control might arise from the interaction among multiple different functions in cognition that use different, but overlapping, brain networks. The article concludes that the central executive concept might now be offered a dignified retirement. PMID:26821744

  18. 供需链环境下提高企业订单执行效率的思考%Thoughts on Improving Effective Execution of Corporate Orders under Supply Chain Environment

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    董鹏; 梁芷铭; 张云峰; 郑世珍; 张汐

    2012-01-01

    当前阶段的企业生产过程管理中,如何提高订单执行力的研究仍然是一个空白。因此,针对订单执行力方面提出一种高效执行生产计划的方法,并在此基础上,引进先进管理工具思想,建立起一套在供需链(Supply Chain)管理模式下的高效订单执行体系就显得尤为重要。%In the management of business process of the current stage,there is a gap in the research in improving the execution of orders.Therefore,targeting at the execution of orders,we put forward a method to execute efficient implementation of production planning,and based on this method,we introduce advanced management ideas and tools so as to establish efficient execution system of orders under the supply chain management mode.

  19. 28 CFR 0.177 - Applications for orders under the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act.

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    2010-07-01

    ... Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act. 0.177 Section 0.177 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF... the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act. Notwithstanding the delegation of functions... authorized to exercise the authority vested in the Attorney General by section 514 of the Comprehensive...

  20. The Effects of Assisted Cycling Therapy (Act) and Voluntary Cycling on Reaction Time and Measures of Executive Function in Adolescents with Down Syndrome

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    Ringenbach, S. D. R.; Holzapfel, S. D.; Mulvey, G. M.; Jimenez, A.; Benson, A.; Richter, M.

    2016-01-01

    Background: Reports of positive effects of aerobic exercise on cognitive function in persons with Down syndrome are extremely limited. However, a novel exercise intervention, termed assisted cycling therapy (ACT), has resulted in acutely improved cognitive planning ability and reaction times as well as improved cognitive planning after 8 weeks of…

  1. 77 FR 56681 - Order Granting Limited Exemptions From Exchange Act Rule 10b-17 and Rules 101 and 102 of...

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    2012-09-13

    ...''), consistent with the Fund's investment strategy. The Fund will use a ``passive'' or indexing approach to try... well as the arbitrageurs' ability to create workable hedges; The Fund will invest solely in liquid... Regulation M to iShares, Inc. and iShares MSCI Frontier 100 Index Fund Pursuant to Exchange Act Rule...

  2. 78 FR 15771 - Order Granting a Temporary Exemption Pursuant to Section 36(a)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act...

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    2013-03-12

    ...), 77 FR 45722 (August 1, 2012) (``Adopting Release''). \\4\\ April 28, 2013, is a Sunday. Therefore, in... Register on August 1, 2012,\\3\\ thus requiring the national market system plan (the ``NMS plan'') to be... specified in Rule 613(a)(1) of the Exchange Act \\7\\ for submitting the NMS plan to the Commission.\\8\\ \\1\\...

  3. 77 FR 26590 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities Exchange, LLC; Order Approving a Proposed...

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    2012-05-04

    ... COMMISSION Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities Exchange, LLC; Order Approving a Proposed... Securities Exchange Act Release No. 66582 (March 13, 2012), 77 FR 16106 (``Notice''). II. Description of the... market for execution. \\5\\ See Notice, 77 FR at 16107. ISE is not able to execute the stock leg(s) of...

  4. Litigation to execution in legal labour relationships. Study case

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    Dragos Lucian Radulescu

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Enforced execution is the legal way by which the Creditor under an enforceable order protects his rights by resorting to coercive force of the state. When the Debtor does not comply voluntarily, the Creditor may appeal to the Bailiff to commence the enforced execution in all manner prescribed by law. Of course, the start of compulsory execution is limited by the conditions of admissibility imperatively specified in the law, principally the condition to exist an enforceable order owned by the Creditor. Regarding the order to be enforced, it can be represented either by an enforceable or final judgement, with provisional enforcement or any other document that can be enforced. Procedurally, the provisions of Art.712 of the Civil Procedure Code allow the introduction by a Creditor who has a litigation to execution against the execution itself, against the Closures issued by the Bailiff, and against any other act of enforcement. Jurisdiction of the Court in this matter will be of the Executor Court or the Court in whose district the Debtor is situated, on the date of the appeal. The appeal of the Debtor questions the Parties not only over the acts of execution because the appeal is also allowed over the explanations relative to the meaning, scope or application of the enforceable order, but in the conditions limited by the legal nature of this order. Thus, according to the law when enforceable order is not issued by a Court or Arbitration may be invoked before an Executor Court including reasons of fact or law which could not be discussed during an earlier trial, in the first instance or in an appeal. Basically, if enforced execution is under an enforceable order that is not from a Court, these reasons can be invoked when there is no other processual mean for its abolition. There also can be submitted a complaint against the Closure by which was upheld the appeal for an enforced execution, and the act of execution concerning the division of the

  5. 供需链环境下提高企业订单执行效率之探析%On the Increasing Effectiveness of Corporate Order Execution in Supply Chain Environment

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    董鹏; 梁芷铭; 张云峰; 郑世珍; 张汐

    2012-01-01

    当前阶段的企业生产过程管理中,如何提高订单执行力的研究仍然是一个空白。针对订单执行力方面,提出高效执行生产计划的方法。并在本方法的基础上,引进先进管理工具思想,从而建立起一套在供需链(Supply Chain)管理模式下的高效订单执行体系。%The research on the increasing of execution of orders needs to be improved in the business process management nowadays. Therefore, in order to perform force, the paper puts forward an efficient implementation of production planning method and then introduces advanced management ideas, tools, so as to establish effective order execution system in the supply chain mode.

  6. Analysis on Supply Chain Environment to Improve the Effectiveness of the Corporate Order Execution%供需链环境下提高企业订单执行效率之探析

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    董鹏; 吴健; 张云峰; 张汐; 陈明

    2012-01-01

    当前阶段的企业生产过程管理中,如何提高订单执行力的研究仍然是一个空白。故针对订单执行力方面。提出了一种高效执行生产计划的方法。并在本方法的基础上,引进先进管理工具思想,从而建立起一套在供需链(SupplyChain)管理模式下的高效订单执行体系。%In the current stage of the business process managemen is still a blank. Therefore, in order to perform force, put forward a kind t, how of effi to improve the execution of orders cient implementation of production planning method. And in this method on the basis of the introduction of advanced management ideas and tools, establish a set in the supply chain under the management mode of high order execution system.

  7. 77 FR 31159 - Providing an Order of Succession Within the Office of Management and Budget

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    2012-05-24

    .... (Presidential Sig.) THE WHITE HOUSE, May 21, 2012. [FR Doc. 2012-12889 Filed 5-23-12; 11:15 am] Billing code... Documents#0;#0; ] Executive Order 13615 of May 21, 2012 Providing an Order of Succession Within the Office....S.C. 3345 et seq. (the ``Act''), it is hereby ordered that: Section 1. Order of Succession....

  8. 77 FR 31157 - Providing an Order of Succession Within the Environmental Protection Agency

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    2012-05-24

    ..., employees, or agents, or any other person. (Presidential Sig.) THE WHITE HOUSE, May 21, 2012. [FR Doc. 2012... Documents#0;#0; ] Executive Order 13614 of May 21, 2012 Providing an Order of Succession Within the.... 3345 et seq. (the ``Act''), it is hereby ordered that: Section 1. Order of Succession. Subject to...

  9. 77 FR 31155 - Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Commerce

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    2012-05-24

    ..., employees, or agents, or any other person. (Presidential Sig.) THE WHITE HOUSE, May 21, 2012. [FR Doc. 2012... Documents#0;#0; ] Executive Order 13613 of May 21, 2012 Providing an Order of Succession Within the... et seq. (the ``Act''), it is hereby ordered that: Section 1. Order of Succession. Subject to...

  10. Analysis of How to Improve the Effectiveness of the Corporate Order Execution in the Supply Chain Environment%供需链环境下提高企业订单执行效率之探析

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    董鹏; 吴健; 张云峰; 张汐; 陈明

    2012-01-01

    当前阶段,企业在生产过程管理中,如何提高订单执行力的研究仍然是一个空白。故针对订单执行力方面,本文提出了一种高效执行生产计划的方法;并在此方法的基础上,引进先进管理工具思想,从而建立起一套在供需链(SupplyChain)管理模式下的高效订单执行体系。%The current stage of the business production management, how to improve the order executions is still a blank. Therefore, according to perform force, one method of high efficient implementation of production planning is put forward. And on the basis, introduction of ad- vanced management tool ideas, thus establishing a set high order execution system under the management mode of supply chain.

  11. EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING IN SCHIZOPHRENIA

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    Gricel eOrellana

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The executive function (EF is a set of abilities, which allows us to invoke voluntary control of our behavioral responses. These functions enable human beings to develop and carry out plans, make up analogies, obey social rules, solve problems, adapt to unexpected circumstances, do many tasks simultaneously and locate episodes in time and place. EF includes divided attention and sustained attention, working memory, set-shifting, flexibility, planning and the regulation of goal directed behavior and can be defined as a brain function underlying the human faculty to act or think not only in reaction to external events but also in relation with internal goals and states. EF is mostly associated with dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (PFC. Besides EF, PFC is involved in self-regulation of behavior, i.e. the ability to regulate behavior according to internal goals and constraints, particularly in less structured situations. Self-regulation of behavior is subtended by ventral medial /orbital PFC. Impairment of EF is one of the most commonly observed deficits in schizophrenia through the various disease stages. Impairment in tasks measuring conceptualization, planning, cognitive flexibility, verbal fluency, ability to solve complex problems and working memory occur in schizophrenia. Disorders detected by executive tests are consistent with evidence from functional neuroimaging, which have shown PFC dysfunction in patients while performing these kinds of tasks. Schizophrenics also exhibit deficit in odor identifying, decision-making and self-regulation of behavior suggesting dysfunction of the orbital PFC. However, impairment in executive tests is explained by dysfunction of prefronto-striato-thalamic, prefronto-parietal and prefronto-temporal neural networks mainly. Disorders in executive functions may be considered central facts with respect to schizophrenia and it has been suggested that negative symptoms may be explained by that executive dysfunction.

  12. 中国体育行政行为的秩序功能研究%On the Order Function of Sports Administrative Act in China

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    闫成栋

    2016-01-01

    体育行政行为是体育行政管理的法学表述,深化体育改革进程中应重视其秩序功能的保障作用。维护公平的体育竞争秩序是体育行政行为的首要功能。政府应当对违反竞争秩序且损害公共利益的体育违法行为进行规制,包括但不限于体育暴力行为、滥用兴奋剂行为、裁判贿赂行为以及竞赛合谋行为等。构建平等、自由的体育产业竞争秩序是体育行政行为的核心功能,包括界定体育产业竞争领域、确认和制裁体育产业中的反竞争行为、执行对体育领域特定对象的保护任务等。营造体育事业全面、可持续发展秩序是体育行政行为的基本职能,涵盖制定指导体育事业发展的计划、规划以及协调其他行政行为与体育行政行为的关系等内容。明确体育行政行为的秩序功能,对深化体育管理体制改革、界定体育行政主管部门职能具有实践意义。%Sports administrative act is the legal expression of sports administrative management. Its order function should be emphasized in the course of deepening the sports reform. The primary function of sports administrative act is to maintain fair sports competition. The government should regulate the illegal acts against sports competi-tion and public interest, which include but are not limited to sports violence, doping abuse, bribery of referees and competition conspiracy. The core function of sports administrative act is to construct equal and fair competi-tion order in the sports industry, which include defining competitive sectors in sports industry, identifying and imposing sanctions on anti-competitive behaviors in sports industry, protecting specific objects in sports field. The basic function of sports administrative act is to create a comprehensive and sustainable sports development order, which consist of working out sports development guidance plan and coordinating sports administrative act and

  13. 78 FR 31398 - Visas: Documentation of Immigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended

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    2013-05-24

    ... Reform Act of 1995, Public Law 104-4, 109 Stat. 48, 2 U.S.C. 1532, generally requires agencies to prepare... Fairness Act of 1996, Public Law 104- 121. E. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review The Department has reviewed this rule to ensure its consistency with the regulatory philosophy and principles...

  14. 75 FR 5499 - Claims for Compensation; Death Gratuity Under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act

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    2010-02-03

    ... Employees' Compensation Act File, 67 FR 16826 (April 8, 2002). Clarity of This Regulation Executive Order... published in the Federal Register on August 18, 2009 (74 FR 41617). The rule took effect immediately and.... 13132, 64 FR 43225 (Aug. 10, 1999), and the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, 2 U.S.C. 1501 et...

  15. 78 FR 28441 - Executive Compensation

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    2013-05-14

    ... comments on Executive Compensation on June 5, 2009 (74 FR 26989). The public notice and comment period... compensation for a given position at similar institutions.'' \\9\\ \\8\\ 74 FR at 26990 (June 5, 2009). \\9\\ Section... Corporation Act (12 U.S.C. 1452(h)(2)). \\4\\ See 74 FR at 26990 (June 5, 2009). Additionally, the proposed...

  16. Executive Committee. AGB Standing Committee Series.

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    Ingram, Richard T.

    1985-01-01

    The structure and functions of the college executive committee are discussed. This committee is pivotal to the effective functioning of the board and to the support of the chairperson and the chief executive in their leadership roles. The committee can act on its own provided it does not assume powers specifically reserved for the board. The…

  17. 78 FR 36794 - Regular Board of Directors Meeting; Sunshine Act

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    2013-06-19

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT CORPORATION Regular Board of Directors Meeting; Sunshine Act TIME AND DATE: 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 25, 2013....org . AGENDA: I. Call To Order II. Approval of Minutes III. Executive Session IV. Board...

  18. 77 FR 76078 - Regular Board of Directors Sunshine Act Meeting

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    2012-12-26

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT CORPORATION Regular Board of Directors Sunshine Act Meeting TIME & DATE: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2013.... Call to Order II. Executive Session III. Approval of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting Minutes...

  19. Single-instruction multiple-data execution

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    Hughes, Christopher J

    2015-01-01

    Having hit power limitations to even more aggressive out-of-order execution in processor cores, many architects in the past decade have turned to single-instruction-multiple-data (SIMD) execution to increase single-threaded performance. SIMD execution, or having a single instruction drive execution of an identical operation on multiple data items, was already well established as a technique to efficiently exploit data parallelism. Furthermore, support for it was already included in many commodity processors. However, in the past decade, SIMD execution has seen a dramatic increase in the set of

  20. 公共政策视野下限塑令执行的问题与对策探析%Analysis of Problems and Countermeasures of the Plastic Limit Order Execution Under the View of Public Policy

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    魏景容; 谢新芳

    2013-01-01

    生活中大量塑料袋的使用带来了日益严重的环境问题,影响着人们的健康,要求政府出台相关政策来限制塑料袋的泛滥。“限塑令”是国家为限制超薄塑料袋的生产、销售、使用以达到环保目的而制定的一项公共政策。由于对政策的理解不全面和不充分,交错复杂的执行机构,漏洞百出的配套措施,影响着政策执行的效果。忠实准确地理解政策,清晰科学的职责分工,完善贴切的配套条件是解决这些问题的根本出路。%A lot of plastic bags are used in life caused serious environmental problems,affecting people’s health,requires the government to pulish relevant policy to limit the spread of plastic bags.Plastic limit order is a public policy which the country in order to limit the pro-duction,sale and use of ultra-thin plastic bags then achieve the purpose of environmental protection.Due to the understanding of the policy is not comprehensive and not fully,execution mechanism crisscorss and complex,porous supportiong measures,affecting the policy imple-mentation effect.Faithfully and accurately understanding of the policy,clear scientific division of responsibility,perfect the relevant sup-porting conditions is the fundamental way to solve these problems.

  1. Execution Plans for Cyber Foraging

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    Kristensen, Mads Darø

    2008-01-01

    of remote execution. Working with large, atomic tasks has some limitations, e. g., with regards to mobility and efficient use of remote resources. In order to dynamically allocate available resources in a manner most suitable for a given job, a task can be broken down into sub-tasks and services...... description language and the associated scheduler....

  2. Tabled Execution in Scheme

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    Willcock, J J; Lumsdaine, A; Quinlan, D J

    2008-08-19

    Tabled execution is a generalization of memorization developed by the logic programming community. It not only saves results from tabled predicates, but also stores the set of currently active calls to them; tabled execution can thus provide meaningful semantics for programs that seemingly contain infinite recursions with the same arguments. In logic programming, tabled execution is used for many purposes, both for improving the efficiency of programs, and making tasks simpler and more direct to express than with normal logic programs. However, tabled execution is only infrequently applied in mainstream functional languages such as Scheme. We demonstrate an elegant implementation of tabled execution in Scheme, using a mix of continuation-passing style and mutable data. We also show the use of tabled execution in Scheme for a problem in formal language and automata theory, demonstrating that tabled execution can be a valuable tool for Scheme users.

  3. 77 FR 12332 - Corporate Administration Committee Board of Directors; Sunshine Act Meeting

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    2012-02-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT CORPORATION Corporate Administration Committee Board of Directors; Sunshine Act Meeting TIME AND DATE: 1 p.m....org . AGENDA: I. Call to Order II. Executive Session III. Severance Policy IV. Board...

  4. 78 FR 31614 - Corporate Administration Committee Board of Directors Meeting; Sunshine Act

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    2013-05-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT CORPORATION Corporate Administration Committee Board of Directors Meeting; Sunshine Act TIME & DATE: 11:00 a.m...-2376; ehall@nw.org . AGENDA: I. Call To Order II. Executive Session III. Board Elections &...

  5. 78 FR 24438 - Board of Directors Audit Committee; Sunshine Act Meeting

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    2013-04-25

    ... . AGENDA: I. CALL TO ORDER II. Executive Session with Internal Audit Director III. Mid Year Discussion IV... Communication VII. FY 2014 Risk Assessment & Draft Internal Audit Plan VIII. Internal Audit Status Reports IX... CORPORATION Board of Directors Audit Committee; Sunshine Act Meeting TIME and DATE: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday,...

  6. 76 FR 33810 - Unblocking of Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 13067 and Executive Order 13412

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    2011-06-09

    ... violations, including slavery and the denial of religious freedom. Section 1 of E.O. 13067 blocks, with... United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that hereafter come within the possession or control of United States persons, including their overseas branches. Section 4 defines the...

  7. 77 FR 21154 - Unblocking of Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 13067 and Executive Order 13412

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    2012-04-09

    ... the prevalence there of human rights violations, including slavery and the denial of religious freedom... Government of Sudan that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that hereafter come within the possession or control of United States persons, including their overseas...

  8. 78 FR 65955 - Migratory Bird Permits; Control Order for Introduced Migratory Bird Species in Hawaii

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    ... Volcano, Hawaii, at 503-382-7056 about the draft environmental assessment. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION... Relations with Native American Tribal Governments'' (59 FR 22951), Executive Order 13175, and 512 DM 2, we... accordingly. Dated: September 17, 2013. Michael J. Bean, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for...

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  10. Tutoring Executives Online

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    Bignoux, Stephane; Sund, Kristian J.

    2016-01-01

    Studies of learning and student satisfaction in the context of online university programs have largely neglected programs catering specifically to business executives. Such executives have typically been away from higher education for a number of years, and have collected substantial practical...... experience in the subject matters they are taught. Their expectations in terms of both content and delivery may therefore be different from non-executive students. We explore perceptions of the quality of tutoring in the context of an online executive MBA program through participant interviews. We find that...... in addition to some of the tutor behaviors already discussed in the literature, executive students look specifically for practical industry knowledge and experience in tutors, when judging how effective a tutor is. This has implications for both the recruitment and training of online executive MBA...

  11. Tutoring Executives Online

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    Bignoux, Stephane; Sund, Kristian J.

    2016-01-01

    Studies of learning and student satisfaction in the context of online university programs have largely neglected programs catering specifically to business executives. Such executives have typically been away from higher education for a number of years, and have collected substantial practical...... experience in the subject matters they are taught. Their expectations in terms of both content and delivery may therefore be different from non-executive students. We explore perceptions of the quality of tutoring in the context of an online executive MBA program through participant interviews. We find...... that in addition to some of the tutor behaviors already discussed in the literature, executive students look specifically for practical industry knowledge and experience in tutors, when judging how effective a tutor is. This has implications for both the recruitment and training of online executive MBA tutors....

  12. Tutoring Executives Online

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    Bignoux, Stephane; Sund, Kristian J.

    2016-01-01

    experience in the subject matters they are taught. Their expectations in terms of both content and delivery may therefore be different from non-executive students. We explore perceptions of the quality of tutoring in the context of an online executive MBA program through participant interviews. We find...... that in addition to some of the tutor behaviors already discussed in the literature, executive students look specifically for practical industry knowledge and experience in tutors, when judging how effective a tutor is. This has implications for both the recruitment and training of online executive MBA tutors....

  13. 16 CFR 14.16 - Interpretation of Truth-in-Lending Orders consistent with amendments to the Truth-in-Lending Act...

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    ... Truth-in-Lending Act and Regulation Z (12 CFR part 226) will be interpreted and enforced consistent with... Stat. 168), and under revised Regulation Z (12 CFR part 226, 46 FR 20848), and subsequent amendments to... practice (16 CFR 2.51). However, the Commission recognizes that the policy statement may not provide...

  14. Federal Executives: Initial Reactions to Change.

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    Lynn, Naomi B.; Vaden, Richard E.

    1980-01-01

    The main concern of those federal executives surveyed before implementation of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 was that the reform would introduce politics into the civil service. Those surveyed also were concerned about affirmative action, bureaucratic image, bonuses, cronyism, managerial power, pay, performance evaluations, and unions.…

  15. 29 CFR 452.20 - Nature of executive functions.

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    ... 29 Labor 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Nature of executive functions. 452.20 Section 452.20 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor OFFICE OF LABOR-MANAGEMENT STANDARDS, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR LABOR-MANAGEMENT... DISCLOSURE ACT OF 1959 Coverage of Election Provisions § 452.20 Nature of executive functions. (a)...

  16. Essays in Executive Compensation

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    D. Zhang (Dan)

    2012-01-01

    textabstractThis dissertation focuses on how executive compensation is designed and its implications for corporate finance and government regulations. Chapter 2 analyzes several proposals to restrict CEO compensation and calibrates two models of executive compensation that describe how firms would r

  17. Executive Information Systems' Multidimensional Models

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    Full Text Available Executive Information Systems are design to improve the quality of strategic level of management in organization through a new type of technology and several techniques for extracting, transforming, processing, integrating and presenting data in such a way that the organizational knowledge filters can easily associate with this data and turn it into information for the organization. These technologies are known as Business Intelligence Tools. But in order to build analytic reports for Executive Information Systems (EIS in an organization we need to design a multidimensional model based on the business model from the organization. This paper presents some multidimensional models that can be used in EIS development and propose a new model that is suitable for strategic business requests.

  18. Experimental Research Of Charged Particles Streams, Emitted From Area Of Eb Acting On Material, In Order To Estimate The Possibilities Of Using Them To Eb Welding Control

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    Olszewska, K

    2001-01-01

    The basic parameters of electron beam (EB) welding process are position and dimensions of so called EB active zone. Wrong position of active zone make impossible to obtain desirable shape of a weld and may cause various defects of a weld. Relatively reach source of information about EB welding process are charged particles emitted from the area of EB acting on material. The measurements of various types of signals for the three largest groups of charged particles: back-scattered electrons, really secondary electrons and ions were carried out. It was estimated that practically none of them could be used directly in procedures of EB active zone position control. It is result of ambiguous of information, they contain and susceptibility to interferences or impossibility of real time data acquisition. Using the neural networks can solve this problem. The computer simulations of various models of neural networks were done. The best result was obtained for network, which has as input signals: accelerating voltage, E...

  19. Essays in Executive Compensation

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    Zhang, Dan

    2013-01-01

    This doctoral thesis is made of three empirical research papers focused on executive compensation topics. The first chapter is a solo paper, while the second and third papers are co-authored with Antonio Parbonetti. The first chapter answers to Bushman and Smith’s (2001) call for research on compensation of executives other than CEOs. Specifically, using a sample of 586 firm-year observations over the period 2000-2009, I investigate the economic determinants and effects on shareholder va...

  20. Executive functioning, memory, and learning in phenylketonuria.

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    Channon, Shelley; German, Elaine; Cassina, Cristina; Lee, Philip

    2004-10-01

    The executive deficit hypothesis of treated phenylketonuria (PKU) suggests that dopaminergic depletion in the lateral prefrontal cortex leads to selective executive impairment. This was examined by comparing adults with PKU on a lifelong diet with a matched healthy control group. Those with PKU were impaired on selective and sustained attention, working memory (Self-Ordered Pointing), and letter fluency. However, they failed to show differential sensitivity to increased cognitive load on the attentional and working memory tasks, and they did not differ significantly on the remaining executive tasks (rule finding, inhibition, and multitasking). Nor did they differ significantly on recall or recognition memory. Overall, the findings provided little support for the executive deficit hypothesis. A possible explanation in terms of slowed information processing speed is explored.

  1. Atomic Energy Act 1989

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    This Act, which entered into force on 1 september 1989, contains a series of provisions dealing with different subjects: increase of public financing for British Nuclear Fuels plc, amendment of the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 regarding the powers of the Health and Safety Executive to recover expenses directly from nuclear operators and obligation of the UKAEA to take out insurance or other financial security to cover its liability and finally, measures to enable the UK to ratify the IAEA Convention on Assistance in Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency

  2. Executions and scientific anatomy.

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    Dolezal, Antonín; Jelen, Karel; Stajnrtova, Olga

    2015-12-01

    The very word "anatomy" tells us about this branch's connection with dissection. Studies of anatomy have taken place for approximately 2.300 years already. Anatomy's birthplace lies in Greece and Egypt. Knowledge in this specific field of science was necessary during surgical procedures in ophthalmology and obstetrics. Embalming took place without public disapproval just like autopsies and manipulation with relics. Thus, anatomical dissection became part of later forensic sciences. Anatomical studies on humans themselves, which needed to be compared with the knowledge gained through studying procedures performed on animals, elicited public disapprobation and prohibition. When faced with a shortage of cadavers, anatomists resorted to obtaining bodies of the executed and suicide victims - since torture, public display of the mutilated body, (including anatomical autopsy), were perceived as an intensification of the death penalty. Decapitation and hanging were the main execution methods meted out for death sentences. Anatomists preferred intact bodies for dissection; hence, convicts could thus avoid torture. This paper lists examples of how this process was resolved. It concerns the manners of killing, vivisection on people in the antiquity and middle-ages, experiments before the execution and after, vivifying from seeming death, experiments with galvanizing electricity on fresh cadavers, evaluating of sensibility after guillotine execution, and making perfect anatomical preparations and publications during Nazism from fresh bodies of the executed. PMID:26859596

  3. On the scope of the Federal Government to issue orders in plan approval procedures under para. 9b of the Atomic Energy Act as provided by article 85 section 3 of the Basic Law

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    Under Paragraph 9b of the Atomic Energy Act the Lower Saxonian Minister of the Environment has the competence for the plan approval procedure concerning the final disposal site Konrad. The plan approval procedure under atomic energy law is a unitary administrative procedure which makes further administrative procedures and administrative decisions superfluous on the strength of its unitary character and without impingement on constitutional law. In conducting the plan approval procedure the Lower Saxonican Minister of the Environment is acting within the framework of Laender administration on behalf of the Federation. To this extent he is subject to the orders of the Federal Minister of the Enviroment under Article 85 Section 3 of The Basic Law with respect to the formation of the procedure and procedural decisions as well as decisions on the merits pending. The concentrating effect of the plan approval procedure under atomic energy law also extends to permits under water law. (orig./HSCH)

  4. PROACTIVITY AS PRACTICE IN THE VIEW OF COMMERCIAL EXECUTIVES

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    AMILTON BENTO

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available The great majority of organizations acts reactively to the market, attempting to deal with consumer demands, competitor movements, and to the industry competitive dynamics. This paper aims at understanding how the proactive behavior has been perceived and applied internally and externally in organizations in order to generate competitive advantage from the viewpoint of proactivity. This research, a case study with unstructured interviews, sought to investigate the practice of proactivity in organizations according to 14 executives opinions. Results showed some proactive initiatives such as teamwork between marketing and engineering teams, market monitoring, use of internet and social media. However, such initiatives are shy and proactivity practice is almost absent. It was observed low levels of proactive behavior and slight chance of generating competitive advantage. This study highlights the importance of internal and external investments and puts proactivity into practice.

  5. Detection of malicious computer executables

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    Cai, Dongming M. (Los Alamos, NM); Gokhale, Maya (Los Alamos, NM)

    2009-04-14

    A method of detecting malicious binary executable files is accomplished by inputting a binary executable file; converting the binary executable file to byte hexadecimal text strings; calculating the frequency of each byte pattern in the byte hexadecimal text strings; selecting characteristic byte pattern frequencies as discriminating features; classifying the discriminating features as malicious or benign; labeling the binary executable file as malicious or benign; and outputting the labeled malicious or benign binary executable file.

  6. A Meta-analysis of Executive Components of Working Memory

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    Nee, Derek Evan; Brown, Joshua W.; Askren, Mary K.; Berman, Marc G.; Demiralp, Emre; Krawitz, Adam; Jonides, John

    2012-01-01

    Working memory (WM) enables the online maintenance and manipulation of information and is central to intelligent cognitive functioning. Much research has investigated executive processes of WM in order to understand the operations that make WM “work.” However, there is yet little consensus regarding how executive processes of WM are organized. Here, we used quantitative meta-analysis to summarize data from 36 experiments that examined executive processes of WM. Experiments were categorized in...

  7. 78 FR 52496 - Sunshine Act Meetings

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    ...: Discuss and select an organization structure for the Foundation staff and provide the Acting Executive... agency #0;statements of organization and functions are examples of documents #0;appearing in this...

  8. Strategy Execution: An Empirical Analysis of Obstacles Faced by Master of Business Administration Executive Students

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    Ayande Alpha

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: This study examines obstacles faced by MBA executive students, regarding five dimensions of obstacle management. The purpose of the research is to assess the relative importance of these dimensions and to establish empirical linkages among obstacles and factors such as overall perception of the organization in terms of obstacle management, span of control of the best management practices, age and success, in order to better understand the influence of those obstacles in light of organizational strategy execution. Approach: A survey questionnaire was administered to 512 managers to study the five pre-defined dimensions regarding obstacles in strategy execution faced by MBA executive students. We used Principal Component Analysis and then ANOVA analysis to examine the empirical linkages between the dimensions of strategy execution identified in previous research and socio-demographic variables such as age, span of control, success, tenure and experience. Results: We found that the dimensions that came first in order of importance, were the obstacles related to emotions, followed by the immediate action, integrity, initiatives and finally the obstacles related to rules. This study also found a linkage between the Emotions dimension (getting a commitment for your objectives and the variable Eval1 (How would you score your organization in terms of managing the five obstacle dimensions? and Eval2 (What would be the score of your organization if the management of the 25 (Obstacles practices had been mastered? Moreover, our results reveal a connection between the immediate action dimension and Eval2. The integrity dimension highlighted the linkage with the Eval1. We showed the tie-ins between the initiatives dimension and the Eval2. The rules dimension reveals three linkages with the socio-demographic variables such as age, Eval1 and Eval3 (I believe that my success in work-related activities is often a matter of luck. We also found

  9. Workflow Planning and Execution - Final Results

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    Ravikant Dewangan

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available An abstract workflow generation is choosing and configuring with application components to form an abstract workflow. The application components are chosen by examining the specification of their capabilities and checking to see if they can generate the desired data products. They are configured by assigning input files that exist or that may be generated by other application components. The abstract workflow specifies the order in which the components must be executed. A concrete workflow generation is selecting specific resources, files, and additional jobs required to form a concrete workflow that can be executed in the Grid environment. In order to generate a concrete workflow, each component in the abstract workflow is turned into an executable job by specifying the locations of the physical files of the component and data, as well as the resources assigned to the component in the execution environment. Additional jobs may be included in the concrete workflow, for example, jobs that transfer files to the appropriate locations where resources are available to execute the application components.

  10. School Executive Website Study

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    Thiede, Robert

    2009-01-01

    The School Executive Website will be a one-stop, online site for officials who are looking for educational data, best practices, product reviews, school documents, professional opinions, and/or job-related networking. The format of the website is designed in certain sections similar to other current and popular websites, such as Angie's List.com,…

  11. Executions in The Bahamas

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    Lofquist, William Steele

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The stories of those who have been executed in the Bahamas are heretofore untold. In telling these stories and in linking them to the changing course of Bahamian history, the present research adds an important dimension to our understanding of Bahamian history and politics. The major theme of this effort is that the changing practice of the death penalty is much more than a consequence of changes in crime. The use of the death penalty parallels the changing interests of colonial rulers, the changing practice of slavery, and the changing role of the Bahamas in colonial and regional affairs. Four distinctive eras of death penalty practice can be identified: (1 the slave era, where executions and commutations were used liberally and with a clear racial patterning; (2 a long era of stable colonialism, a period of marginalization and few executions; (3 an era of unstable colonialism characterized by intensive and efficient use of the death penalty; and (4 the current independence era of high murder rates and equally high impediments to the use of executions.

  12. Executive functions in synesthesia

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    R. Rouw; J. van Driel; K. Knip; K.R. Ridderinkhof

    2013-01-01

    In grapheme-color synesthesia, a number or letter can evoke two different and possibly conflicting (real and synesthetic) color sensations at the same time. In this study, we investigate the relationship between synesthesia and executive control functions. First, no general skill differences were ob

  13. The CEO's second act.

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    Nadler, David A

    2007-01-01

    When a CEO leaves because of performance problems, the company typically recruits someone thought to be better equipped to fix what the departing executive couldn't--or wouldn't. The board places its confidence in the new person because of the present dilemma's similarity to some previous challenge that he or she dealt with successfully. But familiar problems are inevitably succeeded by less familiar ones, for which the specially selected CEO is not quite so qualified. More often than not, the experiences, skills, and temperament that yielded triumph in Act I turn out to be unequal to Act II's difficulties. In fact, the approaches that worked so brilliantly in Act I may be the very opposite of what is needed in Act II. The CEO has four choices: refuse to change, in which case he or she will be replaced; realize that the next act requires new skills and learn them; downsize or circumscribe his or her role to compensate for deficiencies; or line up a successor who is qualified to fill a role to which the incumbent's skills and interests are no longer suited. Hewlett-Packard's Carly Fiorina exemplifies the first alternative; Merrill Lynch's Stanley O'Neal the second; Google's Sergey Brin and Larry Page the third; and Quest Diagnostics' Ken Freeman the fourth. All but the first option are reasonable responses to the challenges presented in the second acts of most CEOs' tenures. And all but the first require a power of observation, a propensity for introspection, and a strain of humility that are rare in the ranks of the very people who need those qualities most. There are four essential steps executives can take to discern that they have entered new territory and to respond accordingly: recognition that their leadership style and approach are no longer working; acceptance of others' advice on why performance is faltering; analysis and understanding of the nature of the Act II shift; and, finally, decision and action. PMID:17286076

  14. Executive Functions in Individuals with Williams Syndrome

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    Menghini, D.; Addona, F.; Costanzo, F.; Vicari, S.

    2010-01-01

    Background: The present study was aimed at investigating working memory (WM) and executive functions capacities in individuals with Williams syndrome (WS) as compared with mental-age matched typically developing (TD) children. Method: In order to serve the study goal, a sizeable battery of tasks tapping WM as well as attention, memory, planning,…

  15. Agent-Based Hierarchical Approach For Executing Bag-Of-Tasks In Clouds

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    Włodzimierz Funika

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Numerous unrelated, independent (no inter-task communication tasks called “bag-oftasks”(BoTs compared with message passing applications can be highly parallelised andexecuted in any acceptable order. A common practice when executing bag-of-tasks applications(BoT is to exploit the master-slave topology. Cloud environments offer some featuresthat facilitate executing BoT applications. One of the approaches to control cloud resourcesis to use agents that can flexibly act in a dynamic environment. Given these assumptions wedesigned a combination of these approaches, which can be classified as: a distributed, hierarchicalsolution to the issue of scalable executing of bag-of-tasks. The concept of our systemrelates to a project that is focused on processing huge quantities of data incoming from anetwork of sensors by the Internet. Our aim is to create a mechanism for processing such dataas a system which executes jobs while exploiting load balancing for cloud resources using,e.g., Eucalyptus. The idea is to create a hybrid architecture which takes advantage of somecentralized parts of the system and full distributedness in other parts. On the other handwe balance dependencies between the system components using a hierarchic master-slavestructure.

  16. Keepers of law and order x outlaws: Police brutality, torture and execution in Elite Squad “Bandido bom é bandido morto”: violência policial, tortura e execuções em Tropa de Elite

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    Simone Maria Rocha

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work is to investigate how Brazilian movies use representations of violence and symbolic oppression to evidence the police abuse of force in actions performed to fight crime in Brazilian slums. A recent Brazilian movie, Elite Squad (2007 shows that police methods of torture are used to obtain confessions, sometimes leading to cold blood executions without previous judgment. Police brutality against slum citizens implicitly induces the assumption – commonly tolerated in Brazil - that “a good criminal is a dead criminal”. The movie analysis depicted here focus on representations that clearly points out to violation of human rights and the mistreatment given by police to poor and marginalized citizens. We argue that those citizens are not perceived as worth human beings but as enemies to be eliminated. Therefore citizenship is not only a restricted matter of human rights but also one of misrecognition. Our analysis is based on a “diagnostic criticism of culture” (Kellner, 2001 which emphasizes: a the social horizon of the movie and b its discursive field (analysis of the message and visual resources. O propósito deste artigo é investigar como os filmes brasileiros usam representações da violência e da opressão simbólica para mostrar o abuso da força policial em ações de combate contra o crime nas favelas brasileiras. Analisaremos um filme recente, Tropa de Elite (2007, no qual métodos de tortura são usados para obtenção de confissões e execuções a sangue frio são feitas sem nenhum julgamento, corroborando a máxima segundo a qual “bandido bom é bandido morto”. A violação dos direitos humanos será discutida enfocando-se a questão de como os policiais lidam com os cidadãos pobres e marginalizados trazendo à tona o fato de que cidadania no Brasil é um tema que deve ser tratado como uma questão de direitos humanos, mas também, como de reconhecimento social. Metodologicamente, nossa análise est

  17. 76 FR 12945 - Instructions for Implementing Climate Change Adaptation Planning in Accordance With Executive...

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    ... QUALITY Instructions for Implementing Climate Change Adaptation Planning in Accordance With Executive... (CEQ) is issuing instructions to Federal agencies for integrating climate change adaptation into agency... instructions to implement the Executive Order. The Instructions for Implementing Climate Change...

  18. 28 CFR 26.4 - Other execution procedures.

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    ... 28 Judicial Administration 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Other execution procedures. 26.4 Section 26.4 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE DEATH SENTENCES PROCEDURES Implementation of Death Sentences in Federal Cases § 26.4 Other execution procedures. Except to the extent a court orders...

  19. Execution Models for Choreographies and Cryptoprotocols

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    Carbone, Marco; Guttman, Joshua

    2009-01-01

    A choreography describes a transaction in which several principals interact. Since choreographies frequently describe business processes affecting substantial assets, we need a security infrastructure in order to implement them safely. As part of a line of work devoted to generating cryptoprotocols...... in which some participants may be compromised. At level of cryptoprotocols, we use the standard Dolev-Yao execution model, with one alteration. Since many implementations use a ”nonce cache” to discard multiply delivered messages, we provide a semantics for at-most-once delivery. Udgivelsesdato: 2009...... from choreographies, we focus here on the execution models suited to the two levels. We give a strand-style semantics for choreographies, and propose a special execution model in which choreography-level messages are faithfully delivered exactly once. We adapt this model to handle multiparty protocols...

  20. Execution Models for Choreographies and Cryptoprotocols

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    Marco Carbone

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available A choreography describes a transaction in which several principals interact. Since choreographies frequently describe business processes affecting substantial assets, we need a security infrastructure in order to implement them safely. As part of a line of work devoted to generating cryptoprotocols from choreographies, we focus here on the execution models suited to the two levels. We give a strand-style semantics for choreographies, and propose a special execution model in which choreography-level messages are faithfully delivered exactly once. We adapt this model to handle multiparty protocols in which some participants may be compromised. At level of cryptoprotocols, we use the standard Dolev-Yao execution model, with one alteration. Since many implementations use a "nonce cache" to discard multiply delivered messages, we provide a semantics for at-most-once delivery.

  1. Disciplining and Screening Top Executives

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    Dominguez Martinez, Silvia; Swank, Otto; Visser, Bauke

    2006-01-01

    textabstractBoards of directors face the twin task of disciplining and screening executives. To perform these tasks directors do not have detailed information about executives' behaviour, and only infrequently have information about the success or failure of initiated strategies, reorganizations, mergers etc. We analyse the nature of (implicit) retention contracts boards use to discipline and screen executives. Consistent with empirical observation, we find that executives may become overly a...

  2. Concurrent Models for Object Execution

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    Diertens, B.

    2012-01-01

    In previous work we developed a framework of computational models for the concurrent execution of functions on different levels of abstraction. It shows that the traditional sequential execution of function is just a possible implementation of an abstract computational model that allows for the concurrent execution of functions. We use this framework as base for the development of abstract computational models that allow for the concurrent execution of objects.

  3. Patient Safety Executive Walkarounds

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    Feitelberg, Steven P

    2006-01-01

    The KP Patient Safety Executive Walkarounds Program in the KP San Diego Service Area was developed to provide routine opportunities for senior KP leaders, staff, and clinicians to discuss patient safety concerns proactively, working closely with our labor partners to foster a culture of safety that supports our staff and physicians. Throughout the KP San Diego Service Area, the Walkarounds program plays a major part in promoting responsible identification and reporting of patient safety issue...

  4. Nurses executive characteristics. Gender differences.

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    Rozier, C K

    1996-12-01

    Do male nurse executives working in a female-dominated profession adopt more of the female leadership characteristics? A study investigates gender differences of nurse executives on a variety of managerial attributes: sex role, supervision, power, career commitment and work/family conflict. Results also were compared to executives of other professions.

  5. Project Execution Plan, Rev. 3

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    This plan addresses project activities encompassed by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's), National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Operations Office, Environmental Restoration Division and conforms to the requirements contained in the Life-Cycle Asset Management, DOE Order 430.1A; The Joint Program Office Policy on Project Management in Support of DOE Order 430.1; Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets, DOE Order 413.3; the Project Execution and Engineering Management Planning Guide, GPG-FM-010; and other applicable Good Practice Guides; and the FY 2001 Integrated Planning, Accountability, and Budgeting System Policy Guidance. The plan also reflects the milestone philosophies of the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order, as agreed to by the State of Nevada, the DOE, and the U.S. Department of Defense; and traditional project management philosophies such as the development of life-cycle costs, schedules, and work scope; identification o f roles and responsibilities; and baseline management and controls

  6. Indirect Speech Acts

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    李威

    2001-01-01

    Indirect speech acts are frequently used in verbal communication, the interpretation of them is of great importance in order to meet the demands of the development of students' communicative competence. This paper, therefore, intends to present Searle' s indirect speech acts and explore the way how indirect speech acts are interpreted in accordance with two influential theories. It consists of four parts. Part one gives a general introduction to the notion of speech acts theory. Part two makes an elaboration upon the conception of indirect speech act theory proposed by Searle and his supplement and development of illocutionary acts. Part three deals with the interpretation of indirect speech acts. Part four draws implication from the previous study and also serves as the conclusion of the dissertation.

  7. ACTS 2014

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    Co-curator of ACTS 2014 together with Rasmus Holmboe, Judith Schwarzbart and Sanne Kofoed. ACTS is the Museum of Contemporary Art’s international bi-annual festival. ACTS was established in 2011 and, while the primary focus is on sound and performance art, it also looks toward socially oriented art...... various possibilities and public spaces as a stage. ACTS takes place in and around the museum and diverse locations in Roskilde city. ACTS is partly curated by the museum staff and partly by guest curators. ACTS 2014 is supported by Nordea-fonden and is a part of the project The Museum goes downtown....

  8. 78 FR 33605 - Process for a Designated Contract Market or Swap Execution Facility To Make a Swap Available to...

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    2013-06-04

    ... Implementation Schedule: Clearing and Trade Execution Requirements under Section 2(h) of the CEA, 76 FR 58186... Compliance and Implementation Schedule, and Trade Execution Requirement Under the Commodity Exchange Act... Compliance and Implementation Schedule, and Trade Execution Requirement Under the Commodity Exchange...

  9. Lethal injection for execution: chemical asphyxiation?

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    Teresa A Zimmers

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Lethal injection for execution was conceived as a comparatively humane alternative to electrocution or cyanide gas. The current protocols are based on one improvised by a medical examiner and an anesthesiologist in Oklahoma and are practiced on an ad hoc basis at the discretion of prison personnel. Each drug used, the ultrashort-acting barbiturate thiopental, the neuromuscular blocker pancuronium bromide, and the electrolyte potassium chloride, was expected to be lethal alone, while the combination was intended to produce anesthesia then death due to respiratory and cardiac arrest. We sought to determine whether the current drug regimen results in death in the manner intended. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We analyzed data from two US states that release information on executions, North Carolina and California, as well as the published clinical, laboratory, and veterinary animal experience. Execution outcomes from North Carolina and California together with interspecies dosage scaling of thiopental effects suggest that in the current practice of lethal injection, thiopental might not be fatal and might be insufficient to induce surgical anesthesia for the duration of the execution. Furthermore, evidence from North Carolina, California, and Virginia indicates that potassium chloride in lethal injection does not reliably induce cardiac arrest. CONCLUSIONS: We were able to analyze only a limited number of executions. However, our findings suggest that current lethal injection protocols may not reliably effect death through the mechanisms intended, indicating a failure of design and implementation. If thiopental and potassium chloride fail to cause anesthesia and cardiac arrest, potentially aware inmates could die through pancuronium-induced asphyxiation. Thus the conventional view of lethal injection leading to an invariably peaceful and painless death is questionable.

  10. Executive information system

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    Vitullo, M.; Winter, C.; Johnson, D.R.

    1984-07-01

    The Executive Information System (EIS) is a computer-based information handling system. The system has been designed and implemented for Energy Conversion and Utilization Technologies to allow program managers easy access and tracking of certain types of reporting at various levels of management interaction, to simplify the handling of program-related data, and to streamline the preparation of reporting documents and responses to requests for information from the program. The EIS is especially useful in assisting DOE program managers in the routine dissemination of reports and information. The characteristics of each component of the EIS are discussed. A user's guide to the EIS is included in this report.

  11. A Show of Hands: Relations between Young Children's Gesturing and Executive Function

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    O'Neill, Gina; Miller, Patricia H.

    2013-01-01

    This study brought together 2 literatures--gesturing and executive function--in order to examine the possible role of gesture in children's executive function. Children (N = 41) aged 2½-6 years performed a sorting-shift executive function task (Dimensional Change Card Sort). Responses of interest included correct sorting, response latency,…

  12. From Disorder to Order

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    Yue, Xiao-Guang; Cao, Yong; McAleer, Michael

    2015-01-01

    textabstractIn the physical sciences, order and disorder refer to the presence or absence of some symmetry or correlation in a many-particle system. It follows that it is important to examine whether there is any regularity hidden in the phase transition of the disorder- order relationship. In this paper a series of experiments are devised and executed to reveal the power law relationship between order and disorder, and to determine that the power law is indeed an important regular pattern in...

  13. EPA's Environmental Laws and Executive Orders web page

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — A number of laws serve as EPA's foundation for protecting the environment and public health. However, most laws do not have enough detail to be put into practice...

  14. 31 CFR Appendix A to Part 551 - EXECUTIVE ORDER 13536

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    ..., joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization; (c) the term “United States person... in such section by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are... the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this...

  15. 76 FR 70913 - Retrospective Review Under Executive Order 13579

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    ... of variable energy resources into the grid, which, in turn, would lay a foundation for continued..., the Smart Grid Policy Statement was considered a major rule by OMB. Because the Commission has..., Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 136 FERC ] 61,184 (2011). Smart Grid Policy Statement The Smart...

  16. Higher-Performance Executives: Bringing Executive Development Programs Into Balance

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    Gilad, Benjamin; Chussil, Mark

    2013-01-01

    Executive development programs teach various skills deemed important in future leaders and help shape future leadership and its performance. However, they are often excessively focused on competencies required for dealing with internal issues and relationships. They do a much less admirable job preparing future executives for the unique skills…

  17. LQCD workflow execution framework: Models, provenance and fault-tolerance

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    Piccoli, Luciano; Dubey, Abhishek; Simone, James N.; Kowalkowlski, James B.

    2010-04-01

    Large computing clusters used for scientific processing suffer from systemic failures when operated over long continuous periods for executing workflows. Diagnosing job problems and faults leading to eventual failures in this complex environment is difficult, specifically when the success of an entire workflow might be affected by a single job failure. In this paper, we introduce a model-based, hierarchical, reliable execution framework that encompass workflow specification, data provenance, execution tracking and online monitoring of each workflow task, also referred to as participants. The sequence of participants is described in an abstract parameterized view, which is translated into a concrete data dependency based sequence of participants with defined arguments. As participants belonging to a workflow are mapped onto machines and executed, periodic and on-demand monitoring of vital health parameters on allocated nodes is enabled according to pre-specified rules. These rules specify conditions that must be true pre-execution, during execution and post-execution. Monitoring information for each participant is propagated upwards through the reflex and healing architecture, which consists of a hierarchical network of decentralized fault management entities, called reflex engines. They are instantiated as state machines or timed automatons that change state and initiate reflexive mitigation action(s) upon occurrence of certain faults. We describe how this cluster reliability framework is combined with the workflow execution framework using formal rules and actions specified within a structure of first order predicate logic that enables a dynamic management design that reduces manual administrative workload, and increases cluster-productivity.

  18. 75 FR 19661 - Determination of Benchmark Compensation Amount for Certain Executives

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    ... BUDGET Determination of Benchmark Compensation Amount for Certain Executives AGENCY: Office of Federal... benchmark compensation amount for certain executives that will be allowable under Government contracts... Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, 41 U.S.C. 435, as amended. The benchmark compensation...

  19. 77 FR 68155 - Sunshine Act Meeting Notice

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    ..., (202) 220-2376; ehall@nw.org . AGENDA: I. CALL TO ORDER II. Executive Session with Internal Audit Director III. Executive Session with Officers IV. Internal Audit Report with Management's Response V. Internal Audit Performance Scorecard VI. Internal Audit Status Reports VII. Internal Audit Response...

  20. Concurrent Models for Object Execution

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    In previous work we developed a framework of computational models for the concurrent execution of functions on different levels of abstraction. It shows that the traditional sequential execution of function is just a possible implementation of an abstract computational model that allows for the conc

  1. A competence executive coaching model

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    Pieter Koortzen

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Orientation: Psychologists in industry are increasingly required to provide executive coaching services in their organisations or as part of their consulting services. An evaluation of coaching models as well as the development needs of individuals being trained as coaches, both locally and internationally, has led the authors to believe that there is a need for a competence executive coaching model.Research purpose: The purpose of this article is to address the training and development needs of these consulting psychologists by presenting a competence executive coaching model for the planning, implementation and evaluation of executive coaching interventions.Research design, approach and method: The study was conducted while one of the authors was involved in teaching doctoral students in consulting psychology and executive coaching, specifically in the USA. The approach involved a literature review of executive coaching models and a qualitative study using focus groups to develop and evaluate the competence executive coaching model.Main findings: The literature review provided scant evidence of competence executive coaching models and there seems to be a specific need for this in the training of coaches in South Africa. Hence the model that was developed is an attempt to provide trainers with a structured model for the training of coaches.Contribution/value-add: The uniqueness of this competence model is not only described in terms of the six distinct coaching intervention phases, but also the competencies required in each.

  2. 3 CFR 13490 - Executive Order 13490 of January 21, 2009. Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel

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    ... based on the candidate's qualifications, competence, and experience. “7. Assent to Enforcement. I.... Waiver. (a) The Director of the Office of Management and Budget, or his or her designee, in consultation... extent that, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, or his or her designee, certifies...

  3. Unraveling Executive Functioning in Dual Diagnosis.

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    Duijkers, Judith C L M; Vissers, Constance Th W M; Egger, Jos I M

    2016-01-01

    In mental health, the term dual-diagnosis is used for the co-occurrence of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) with another mental disorder. These co-occurring disorders can have a shared cause, and can cause/intensify each other's expression. Forming a threat to health and society, dual-diagnosis is associated with relapses in addiction-related behavior and a destructive lifestyle. This is due to a persistent failure to control impulses and the maintaining of inadequate self-regulatory behavior in daily life. Thus, several aspects of executive functioning like inhibitory, shifting and updating processes seem impaired in dual-diagnosis. Executive (dys-)function is currently even seen as a shared underlying key component of most mental disorders. However, the number of studies on diverse aspects of executive functioning in dual-diagnosis is limited. In the present review, a systematic overview of various aspects of executive functioning in dual-diagnosis is presented, striving for a prototypical profile of patients with dual-diagnosis. Looking at empirical results, inhibitory and shifting processes appear to be impaired for SUD combined with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or cluster B personality disorders. Studies involving updating process tasks for dual-diagnosis were limited. More research that zooms in to the full diversity of these executive functions is needed in order to strengthen these findings. Detailed insight in the profile of strengths and weaknesses that underlies one's behavior and is related to diagnostic classifications, can lead to tailor-made assessment and indications for treatment, pointing out which aspects need attention and/or training in one's self-regulative abilities.

  4. Unraveling Executive Functioning in Dual Diagnosis.

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    Duijkers, Judith C L M; Vissers, Constance Th W M; Egger, Jos I M

    2016-01-01

    In mental health, the term dual-diagnosis is used for the co-occurrence of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) with another mental disorder. These co-occurring disorders can have a shared cause, and can cause/intensify each other's expression. Forming a threat to health and society, dual-diagnosis is associated with relapses in addiction-related behavior and a destructive lifestyle. This is due to a persistent failure to control impulses and the maintaining of inadequate self-regulatory behavior in daily life. Thus, several aspects of executive functioning like inhibitory, shifting and updating processes seem impaired in dual-diagnosis. Executive (dys-)function is currently even seen as a shared underlying key component of most mental disorders. However, the number of studies on diverse aspects of executive functioning in dual-diagnosis is limited. In the present review, a systematic overview of various aspects of executive functioning in dual-diagnosis is presented, striving for a prototypical profile of patients with dual-diagnosis. Looking at empirical results, inhibitory and shifting processes appear to be impaired for SUD combined with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or cluster B personality disorders. Studies involving updating process tasks for dual-diagnosis were limited. More research that zooms in to the full diversity of these executive functions is needed in order to strengthen these findings. Detailed insight in the profile of strengths and weaknesses that underlies one's behavior and is related to diagnostic classifications, can lead to tailor-made assessment and indications for treatment, pointing out which aspects need attention and/or training in one's self-regulative abilities. PMID:27445939

  5. Unraveling Executive Functioning in Dual Diagnosis

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    Duijkers, Judith C. L. M.; Vissers, Constance Th. W. M.; Egger, Jos I. M.

    2016-01-01

    In mental health, the term dual-diagnosis is used for the co-occurrence of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) with another mental disorder. These co-occurring disorders can have a shared cause, and can cause/intensify each other’s expression. Forming a threat to health and society, dual-diagnosis is associated with relapses in addiction-related behavior and a destructive lifestyle. This is due to a persistent failure to control impulses and the maintaining of inadequate self-regulatory behavior in daily life. Thus, several aspects of executive functioning like inhibitory, shifting and updating processes seem impaired in dual-diagnosis. Executive (dys-)function is currently even seen as a shared underlying key component of most mental disorders. However, the number of studies on diverse aspects of executive functioning in dual-diagnosis is limited. In the present review, a systematic overview of various aspects of executive functioning in dual-diagnosis is presented, striving for a prototypical profile of patients with dual-diagnosis. Looking at empirical results, inhibitory and shifting processes appear to be impaired for SUD combined with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or cluster B personality disorders. Studies involving updating process tasks for dual-diagnosis were limited. More research that zooms in to the full diversity of these executive functions is needed in order to strengthen these findings. Detailed insight in the profile of strengths and weaknesses that underlies one’s behavior and is related to diagnostic classifications, can lead to tailor-made assessment and indications for treatment, pointing out which aspects need attention and/or training in one’s self-regulative abilities. PMID:27445939

  6. 3 CFR 13498 - Executive Order 13498 of February 5, 2009. Amendments to Executive Order 13199 and Establishment...

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    ... of fundamental change in our country, and few institutions are closer to the people than our faith... be held accountable for its performance. Through rigorous evaluation, and by offering technical... training for persons providing federally funded social services in faith-based and...

  7. Tension leg platform project execution

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    Zhang Dagang; Wang Chunsheng; Zhang Tianyu

    2013-01-01

    The first floating platform concept design work for South China Sea is undergoing in DMAR' s office now.This tension leg platform has potential to become the first advanced floating production platform project.Project execution is always a challenge for floating system.This paper focuses on the critical elements of project execution for tension leg platform,and studies potential implications to future oil and gas exploration in South China Sea.There are many factors affecting successful execution of floating system project,including technical issues,engineering management,interface management,etc.There are also failure examples of project execution in the industry.The author has participated 28 large detailed projects and has gained extensive experience on floating projects,with ample hands-on project experiences.A detailed tension leg platform project study example and discussions in depth are presented for future project execution in China deepwater development.

  8. Supporting a distributed execution of clinical guidelines.

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    Bottrighi, Alessio; Molino, Gianpaolo; Montani, Stefania; Terenziani, Paolo; Torchio, Mauro

    2013-10-01

    Clinical guidelines (GL) play an important role in medical practice: the one of optimizing the quality of patient care on the basis of evidence based medicine. In order to achieve this goal, the interaction between different agents, who cooperate in the execution of the same GL, is a crucial issue. As a matter of fact, in many cases (e.g. in chronic disorders) the GL execution requires that patient treatment is not performed/completed in the hospital, but is continued in different contexts (e.g. at home, or in the general practitioner's ambulatory), under the responsibility of different agents. In this situation, the correct interaction and communication between the agents themselves is critical for the quality of care, and human resources coordination is a key issue to be addressed by the managers of the involved healthcare services. In this paper we describe how GLARE (Guideline Acquisition, Representation, and Execution), a computerized GL management system, has been extended in order to support such a need. In particular, we have provided: (i) an extension to GL actions representation languages, (ii) proper scheduling and (iii) querying services. By means of these enhancements we aimed at guaranteeing (1) treatment continuity and (2) responsibility assignment support in the various steps of a coordinated and distributed patient care process. We illustrate our approach by means of a practical case study. PMID:23942331

  9. Stress-induced prefrontal reorganization and executive dysfunction in rodents

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    Holmes, Andrew; Wellman, Cara L.

    2008-01-01

    The prefrontal cortex (PFC) mediates a range of higher orderexecutive functions’ that subserve the selection and processing of information in such a way that behavior can be planned, controlled and directed according to shifting environmental demands. Impairment of executive functions typifies many forms of psychopathology, including schizophrenia, mood and anxiety disorders and addiction, that are often associated with a history of trauma and stress. Recent research in animal models demons...

  10. Language and executive functioning in children with ADHD

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    Parigger, E.M.

    2012-01-01

    This study examines language abilities of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and compares these abilities to those of children with specific language impairment (SLI) and typically developing children. Executive functioning, an umbrella term for various higher order cognitive processes, and responsible for goal-directed behaviour, is also examined. Moreover, the study explores the possibility that executive dysfunctioning may be specifically linked to pragmatic lang...

  11. Antecedents for the Adoption and Execution of Supply Chain Management

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    Kotzab, H,; Teller, C.; Grant, DB; Sparks, L.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a conceptual model that includes drivers of supply chain management (SCM) adoption and execution identified in the literature, provide a set of measurement scales that operationalise constructs within this model, empirically verify a hierarchical order of antecedents that affects the adoption and execution of SCM, and assist management by providing a focus on those SCM conditions and processes that need to be prioritised to increase successful ...

  12. Executable Use Cases

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    Jørgensen, Jens Bæk; Bossen, Claus

    2004-01-01

    Many software experts argue that when we design a new system, we should create an explicit description of the environment in which the proposed system is to be used. The argument becomes crucial for pervasive computing, which aims to tightly integrate systems into their environments and into the ......Many software experts argue that when we design a new system, we should create an explicit description of the environment in which the proposed system is to be used. The argument becomes crucial for pervasive computing, which aims to tightly integrate systems into their environments...... and into the work processes they're to support. However, prototypes typically provide an explicit representation only of the system itself. Executable use cases, on the other hand, can also describe the environment. EUCs are designed to: narrow the gap between informal ideas about requirements and the formalization...... modeling. This article describes a case study in which developers used EUCs to prototype an electronic patient record system for hospitals in Aarhus, Denmark....

  13. The Experiment as Act

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    Søndergaard, Morten

    identify and locate the experiments of POEX65 as acts; and to ask the questions: what constitutes those acts as experiments? and how do we possibly archive them? My purpose, then, is to define the methodologies to obtain the contours of a post-phenomenology of experimental artistic production in order to...... be able to analyse the phenomena found at POEX65. Here I will use the notion of the ‘ontological theatre’ (Pickering), which, according to Pickering, is acted out in experimental art productions. The experiment could thus be seen as an ‘agency-realism’ – as an ‘act’ of relations across the aesthetics...

  14. The executive leader in the postcrisis era

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    Bazarov, Tahir Y.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This article describes psychological challenges that executive leaders of companies face nowadays. The study of the social context is based on changes that took place with the development of information technologies. The analysis touches upon such phenomena as virtualization, involvement in the external sociocommunicative environment, and the emergence of multiple identity. It is suggested that in order to adapt to changing conditions one should follow the path of self-development—in particular, to develop attention, imagination, and willpower. In connection with the traits generally attributed to executive leaders, the article emphasizes self-adjustment; common sense as an integral part of intuition, emotions, and imagination; and the readiness to make choices in fifty-fifty situations.

  15. THE SECRETARY EXECUTIVE PROFESSIONALS UPON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

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    Suzana Helena Strate Bonzanini

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays people need to follow the speed of changes that happen around the world. Taking that into consideration, the present study aims at studying, analyzing, and verifying possibilities of improvement in the University Institutions, through the optimization of the tasks performed by the Executive Secretary Professional, in order to meet one of the objectives of the Institutions, that is to promote the Academic Exchange of students and professors for cultural, technical, and scientific growth. Therefore, the study focuses on globalization and internationalization, specifically in the scope of University Institutions. The Executive Secretary background, his/her present profile, and new functions his/her performs in the organizations, are pointed out the role as mediator. Regarding the International Relations topic, address the cultural differences.

  16. 5 CFR 842.211 - Senior Executive Service, Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service, and Senior Cryptologic...

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    ... Intelligence Senior Executive Service, and Senior Cryptologic Executive Service. 842.211 Section 842.211... Intelligence Senior Executive Service, and Senior Cryptologic Executive Service. (a) A member of the Senior Executive Service, the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service, or the Senior Cryptologic...

  17. Retrenchment. How nurse executives cope.

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    Feldman, J; Daly-Gawenda, D

    1985-06-01

    Changing economic, technicologic, and political conditions have created the need for readjustments in the number of nursing personnel employed by hospitals. The authors examined how nurse executives conducted themselves and managed their personnel during layoffs.

  18. Executive Schedule C System (ESCS)

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    Office of Personnel Management — Used to store information on Federal employees in the Senior Executive Service (SES) and appointed employees in the Schedule C System. Every four years, just after...

  19. Executive intelligence the leader's edge

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    Buchen, Irving H

    2011-01-01

    Executive Intelligence zeros in on leadership smarts and notes that in all lists compiled by leadership experts, head hunters, and boards of directors the one and only trait that appears in all is intelligence.

  20. Bank Efficiency and Executive Compensation

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    Timothy King; Jonathan Williams

    2013-01-01

    We investigate whether handsomely rewarding bank executives’ realizes superior efficiency by determining if executive remuneration contracts produce incentives that offset potential agency problems and lead to improvements in bank efficiency. We calculate executive Delta and Vega to proxy executives’ risk-taking following changes in their compensation contracts and estimate their relationship with alternative profit efficiency. Our study uses novel instruments to account for the potentially e...

  1. CSP for Executable Scientific Workflows

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    Friborg, Rune Møllegaard

    2011-01-01

    This thesis presents CSP as a means of orchestrating the execution of tasks in a scientific workflow. Scientific workflow systems are popular in a wide range of scientific areas, where tasks are organised in directed graphs. Execution of such graphs is handled by the scientific workflow systems and can usually benefit performance-wise from both multiprocessing, cluster and grid environments.PyCSP is an implementation of Communicating Sequential Processes (CSP) for the Python programming langu...

  2. Executive functions in elderly men

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    Liu, Mu-En; Chang, Yun-Hsuan; Ku, Yan-Chiou; Lee, Sheng-Yu; Huang, Chih-Chung; Chen, Shiou-Lan; Chen, Shih-Heng; Chu, Chun-Hsien; Liu, Wen-Chien; Lu, Ru-Band

    2011-01-01

    The executive function deficit is greater in depressed patients with cardiovascular disease than in depressed patients without cardiovascular disease. Late-life depression is said to have a vascular etiology and would worsen the executive function. A cross-sectional design was used for this study. The study was done in outpatient clinics of Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital and National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Taiwan. Three hundred thirty-five older elderly men (>75 years old) were ...

  3. Mixed Speculative Multithreaded Execution Models

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    Xekalakis, Polychronis

    2010-01-01

    The current trend toward chip multiprocessor architectures has placed great pressure on programmers and compilers to generate thread-parallel programs. Improved execution performance can no longer be obtained via traditional single-thread instruction level parallelism (ILP), but, instead, via multithreaded execution. One notable technique that facilitates the extraction of parallel threads from sequential applications is thread-level speculation (TLS). This technique allows pro...

  4. Executive presence for strategic influence.

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    Shirey, Maria R

    2013-01-01

    This department highlights change management strategies that may be successful in strategically planning and executing organizational change initiatives. With the goal of presenting practical approaches helpful to nurse leaders advancing organizational change, content includes evidence-based projects, tools, and resources that mobilize and sustain organizational change initiatives. In this article, the author discusses cultivating executive presence, a crucial component of great leadership, needed for strategic influence and to drive change.

  5. Executive functions in anorexia nervosa

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    Ignacio Jauregui-Lobera

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: The pathophysiologic mechanisms that account for the development and persistence of anorexia nervosa (AN) remain unclear. With respect to the neuropsychological functioning, the executive functions have been reported to be altered, especially cognitive flexibility and decision-making processes. Objectives: The aim of this study was to review the current state of the neuropsychological studies focused on anorexia nervosa, especially those highlighting the executive functions. Met...

  6. 48 CFR 217.504 - Ordering procedures.

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    2010-10-01

    ... Acquisitions Under the Economy Act 217.504 Ordering procedures. (a) When the requesting agency is within DoD, a... obtained from the requesting agency and placed in the contract file for the Economy Act order....

  7. 48 CFR 17.504 - Ordering procedures.

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    2010-10-01

    ... METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES SPECIAL CONTRACTING METHODS Interagency Acquisitions Under the Economy Act 17.504 Ordering procedures. (a) Before placing an Economy Act order for supplies or services with...

  8. Higher-Order Program Generation

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    Rhiger, Morten

    This dissertation addresses the challenges of embedding programming languages, specializing generic programs to specific parameters, and generating specialized instances of programs directly as executable code. Our main tools are higher-order programming techniques and automatic program generation....... It is our thesis that they synergize well in the development of customizable software. Recent research on domain-specific languages propose to embed them into existing general-purpose languages. Typed higher-order languages have proven especially useful as meta languages because they provide a rich...... to the disproportion between general programs that can be executed in several contexts and their specialized counterparts that can be executed efficiently. However, stand-alone partial evaluation is usually too costly when a program must be specialized at run time. We introduce a collection of byte-code combinators...

  9. Early development of executive functions: a differential study

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    Sylvia Sastre-Riba

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The ontogeny of executive functions is essential in explaining differential and normative developmental trends. Executive functions must be studied from an early age given their consequential effects on mental flexibility, monitoring information, planning, and cognitive control. We propose a differential study in alternative developmental courses through observing typical babies, Down syndrome babies, and babies with risk-factors at birth (due to low weight or to congenital hypothyroidism. Applymg Systematic Observational Methodology, spontaneous babies' activity was registered. The results indicated that: a Typical babies showed better shifting and action flexibility in order to obtain a goal, thus better results; b Among the higher risk-babies, the lower efficacy in executive functioning was observed in underweight babies. Those with hypothyroidism were more in line with the typical babies; c Underweight babies showed a good level of combining actions but they obtained inferior results; d Down syndrome babies displayed more executive functioning difficulty, lower flexibility, high perseveration and less error detection.

  10. Book Act

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    Kivland, Sharon

    2014-01-01

    Book Act was a new project by AMBruno, initiated by Sophie Loss, in which artist book-makers performed and embodied the concept or essence of their books through the medium of film or performance. The exhibition at The Tetley, Leeds, comprised the originating books and corresponding video work, with live performances on Sunday 9 March 2014. Book Act took place during the 17th International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair (7th to 9th March) and the exhibition continued until 26th March 2014.

  11. [Treatment Options for Executive Dysfunction].

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    Müller, S V

    2016-09-01

    The concept of executive function is a so-called umbrella concept, so that it includes many different and in some cases mutually contradictory higher-level organizational abilities such as planning, monitoring, inhibition and control of action. Typically, the cause of an executive dysfunction is an underlying lesion in the prefrontal cortex or subcortical regions. Deficits in executive functions appear in the fields of cognition as well as behavior. Diagnosis requires the use of a wide-ranging repertoire of tests and questionnaires making it a time-consuming process. Different therapeutic approaches addressing the diverse symptoms of executive dysfunction, both positive and negative, are available. These include modification and manipulation of the environment and practice of cognitive repetitive procedures. The former are implemented particularly in cases of severely impaired persons. The latter are used in persons in whom cognitive dysfunctions are the dominating symptoms of the disorder.The operational area of therapeutic approaches using paper and pencil as well as computer programs limits them to treatment of cognitive dysfunction. If behavioral disturbances dominate the clinical picture, other procedures should be used.The effectiveness of cognitive therapy of executive dysfunction is well demonstrated according to the criteria of evidence-based medicine (EBM). PMID:27607068

  12. Exploiting Semantic Web Technologies to Develop OWL-Based Clinical Practice Guideline Execution Engines.

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    Jafarpour, Borna; Abidi, Samina Raza; Abidi, Syed Sibte Raza

    2016-01-01

    Computerizing paper-based CPG and then executing them can provide evidence-informed decision support to physicians at the point of care. Semantic web technologies especially web ontology language (OWL) ontologies have been profusely used to represent computerized CPG. Using semantic web reasoning capabilities to execute OWL-based computerized CPG unties them from a specific custom-built CPG execution engine and increases their shareability as any OWL reasoner and triple store can be utilized for CPG execution. However, existing semantic web reasoning-based CPG execution engines suffer from lack of ability to execute CPG with high levels of expressivity, high cognitive load of computerization of paper-based CPG and updating their computerized versions. In order to address these limitations, we have developed three CPG execution engines based on OWL 1 DL, OWL 2 DL and OWL 2 DL + semantic web rule language (SWRL). OWL 1 DL serves as the base execution engine capable of executing a wide range of CPG constructs, however for executing highly complex CPG the OWL 2 DL and OWL 2 DL + SWRL offer additional executional capabilities. We evaluated the technical performance and medical correctness of our execution engines using a range of CPG. Technical evaluations show the efficiency of our CPG execution engines in terms of CPU time and validity of the generated recommendation in comparison to existing CPG execution engines. Medical evaluations by domain experts show the validity of the CPG-mediated therapy plans in terms of relevance, safety, and ordering for a wide range of patient scenarios.

  13. Exploiting Semantic Web Technologies to Develop OWL-Based Clinical Practice Guideline Execution Engines.

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    Jafarpour, Borna; Abidi, Samina Raza; Abidi, Syed Sibte Raza

    2016-01-01

    Computerizing paper-based CPG and then executing them can provide evidence-informed decision support to physicians at the point of care. Semantic web technologies especially web ontology language (OWL) ontologies have been profusely used to represent computerized CPG. Using semantic web reasoning capabilities to execute OWL-based computerized CPG unties them from a specific custom-built CPG execution engine and increases their shareability as any OWL reasoner and triple store can be utilized for CPG execution. However, existing semantic web reasoning-based CPG execution engines suffer from lack of ability to execute CPG with high levels of expressivity, high cognitive load of computerization of paper-based CPG and updating their computerized versions. In order to address these limitations, we have developed three CPG execution engines based on OWL 1 DL, OWL 2 DL and OWL 2 DL + semantic web rule language (SWRL). OWL 1 DL serves as the base execution engine capable of executing a wide range of CPG constructs, however for executing highly complex CPG the OWL 2 DL and OWL 2 DL + SWRL offer additional executional capabilities. We evaluated the technical performance and medical correctness of our execution engines using a range of CPG. Technical evaluations show the efficiency of our CPG execution engines in terms of CPU time and validity of the generated recommendation in comparison to existing CPG execution engines. Medical evaluations by domain experts show the validity of the CPG-mediated therapy plans in terms of relevance, safety, and ordering for a wide range of patient scenarios. PMID:25532198

  14. 76 FR 27369 - Sunshine Act Meetings

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    2011-05-11

    ... soon as possible to allow time to make arrangements. Dated: May 9, 2011. Aaron Bishop, Executive... DISABILITY Sunshine Act Meetings TIME AND DATES: The board meeting will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2011, 1... (202) 272-2022; or may also be e-mailed to ncd@ncd.gov at any time. PORTIONS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:...

  15. Supramodal Executive Control of Attention

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    ALFREDO eSPAGNA

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The human attentional system can be subdivided into three functional networks of alerting, orienting, and executive control. Although these networks have been extensively studied in the visuospatial modality, whether the same mechanisms are deployed across different sensory modalities remains unclear. In this study we used the attention network test for visuospatial modality, in addition to two auditory variants with spatial and frequency manipulations to examine cross-modal correlations between network functions. Results showed that among the visual and auditory tasks the effects of executive control, but not effects of alerting and orienting were significantly correlated. These findings suggest that while alerting and orienting functions rely more upon modality specific processes, the executive control of attention coordinates complex behavior via supramodal mechanisms.

  16. "Rocky Top, Rocky Road, Solid Rock: Thirty Years of Intellectual History at the Federal Executive Institute"

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    Hall, Tammy Barnett IV

    1998-01-01

    The Federal Executive Institute (FEI) was created in 1968 by Executive Order from President Johnson, stating the need for establishing "a center for advanced study for executives in the upper echelons of the Civil Service." It was common in the early years for FEI to provide life changing, "rocky top" experiences. Since that time, the FEI has traveled down a rocky road, through efforts to disband, attempts to privatize, and flurries of criticism. It has emerged wit...

  17. 7 CFR 1219.1 - Act.

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    2010-01-01

    ... ORDERS; MISCELLANEOUS COMMODITIES), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE HASS AVOCADO PROMOTION, RESEARCH, AND INFORMATION Hass Avocado Promotion, Research, and Information Order Definitions § 1219.1 Act. Act means the Hass Avocado Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 2000, Public Law 106-387, 7 U.S.C....

  18. 7 CFR 1215.1 - Act.

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    2010-01-01

    ... ORDERS; MISCELLANEOUS COMMODITIES), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE POPCORN PROMOTION, RESEARCH, AND CONSUMER INFORMATION Popcorn Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Order Definitions § 1215.1 Act. Act means the Popcorn Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act of 1995, Subtitle E of Title V of...

  19. Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998. Act No 133

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    A set of legislation consisting of three Acts in the field of radiation protection and nuclear safety was passed by both Houses of Parliament on 10 December 1998 and was proclaimed on 5 February 1999. Act No. 133 - Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act, which is a framework Law, established the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) as the regulatory body for radiation protection and nuclear safety, in place of the Nuclear Safety Bureau. The Chief Executive Officer of ARPANSA, who is appointed by the Governor-General for a term of up to 5 years, is obliged to submit annual and quarterly reports to the Minister on the operations of the Chief Executive Officer, ARPANSA, the Council, the Radiation Health Committee and the Nuclear Safety Committee. The Council is a consultative body which examines issues relating to radiation protection and nuclear safety and advises the Chief Executive Officer on these issues as well as on the adoption of recommendations, policies and codes. The Radiation Health Committee and the Nuclear Safety Committee are to be established as advisory committees to the Chief Executive Officer or the Council. Both committees should draft national policies, codes and standards in their respective fields and review their effectiveness periodically. The second in this series of legislation, Act No. 134, Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (License Charges) Act requires holders of both facility and source licenses to pay an annual charge, to be prescribed by the regulations. The third, Act No. 135 , Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (Consequential Amendments) Act repeals those provisions of the 1987 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Act which concern the Nuclear Safety Bureau, and the 1978 Environment Protection Act as a whole

  20. Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998. Act No 133

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    1999-11-01

    A set of legislation consisting of three Acts in the field of radiation protection and nuclear safety was passed by both Houses of Parliament on 10 December 1998 and was proclaimed on 5 February 1999. Act No. 133 - Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act, which is a framework Law, established the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) as the regulatory body for radiation protection and nuclear safety, in place of the Nuclear Safety Bureau. The Chief Executive Officer of ARPANSA, who is appointed by the Governor-General for a term of up to 5 years, is obliged to submit annual and quarterly reports to the Minister on the operations of the Chief Executive Officer, ARPANSA, the Council, the Radiation Health Committee and the Nuclear Safety Committee. The Council is a consultative body which examines issues relating to radiation protection and nuclear safety and advises the Chief Executive Officer on these issues as well as on the adoption of recommendations, policies and codes. The Radiation Health Committee and the Nuclear Safety Committee are to be established as advisory committees to the Chief Executive Officer or the Council. Both committees should draft national policies, codes and standards in their respective fields and review their effectiveness periodically. The second in this series of legislation, Act No. 134, Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (License Charges) Act requires holders of both facility and source licenses to pay an annual charge, to be prescribed by the regulations. The third, Act No. 135 , Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (Consequential Amendments) Act repeals those provisions of the 1987 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Act which concern the Nuclear Safety Bureau, and the 1978 Environment Protection Act as a whole

  1. Project Execution Plan

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    1999-03-22

    Created in 1989 to address over 50 years of environmental liabilities arising out of nuclear weapons production and testing in the United States since World War II, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Environmental Management (EM) Programs decade-long effort to reduce the costs of those environmental liabilities, collectively known as DOE's ''environmental mortgage,'' includes past as well as future cleanup costs associated with environmental contamination, hazardous and radioactive materials and wastes, contaminated buildings and facilities, and their associated risks. Tasked with the bulk of these cleanup efforts, the U.S. Department of Energy, Nevada Operations Office's (DOE/NV's), Nevada Environmental Restoration Project (NV ERP) is attempting to complete applicable corrective actions at inactive contaminated sites and facilities managed by DOE/NV, while at the same time protecting human health and the environment. Regulated under the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order, the objectives of the NV ERP are to identify the nature and extent of the contamination, determine its potential risk to the public and the environment, and to perform the necessary corrective actions in compliance with this and other state and federal regulations, guidelines, and requirements. Associated with this vast effort are approximately 2,000 sites both on and off of the Nevada Test Site (NTS) that were used primarily for nuclear testing and are addressed in the NV ERP. This includes sites that were underground areas where tests were actually conducted, contaminated surface soils resulting from aboveground testing activities, and sites that supported other related testing hardware paraphenalia and/or NTS real estate properties (e.g., underground storage tanks, leachfields, landfills, contaminated waste areas, injection wells, muckpiles, and ponds). To assist in this effort, a NV ERP Team was assembled which is composed of

  2. Project Execution Plan

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    Created in 1989 to address over 50 years of environmental liabilities arising out of nuclear weapons production and testing in the United States since World War II, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Environmental Management (EM) Programs decade-long effort to reduce the costs of those environmental liabilities, collectively known as DOE's ''environmental mortgage,'' includes past as well as future cleanup costs associated with environmental contamination, hazardous and radioactive materials and wastes, contaminated buildings and facilities, and their associated risks. Tasked with the bulk of these cleanup efforts, the U.S. Department of Energy, Nevada Operations Office's (DOE/NV's), Nevada Environmental Restoration Project (NV ERP) is attempting to complete applicable corrective actions at inactive contaminated sites and facilities managed by DOE/NV, while at the same time protecting human health and the environment. Regulated under the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order, the objectives of the NV ERP are to identify the nature and extent of the contamination, determine its potential risk to the public and the environment, and to perform the necessary corrective actions in compliance with this and other state and federal regulations, guidelines, and requirements. Associated with this vast effort are approximately 2,000 sites both on and off of the Nevada Test Site (NTS) that were used primarily for nuclear testing and are addressed in the NV ERP. This includes sites that were underground areas where tests were actually conducted, contaminated surface soils resulting from aboveground testing activities, and sites that supported other related testing hardware paraphenalia and/or NTS real estate properties (e.g., underground storage tanks, leachfields, landfills, contaminated waste areas, injection wells, muckpiles, and ponds). To assist in this effort, a NV ERP Team was assembled which is composed of organizations from both the public and private

  3. Executive pay and market value sensitivity

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    Lin Feng-Li

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Executive pay relative to that of average workers has risen dramatically worldwide. Such a high level of executive pay raises the question of whether a steep rise in executive pay affects firm value. This study examined the relationship between executive pay and firm value. A panel smooth transition regression model is adopted to determine an optimal level of executive pay that maximizes firm value for a sample of 512 Taiwanese-listed firms over the period 2006-2011. The finding is that when the ratio of executive pay to net income after tax exceeds 2.71%, the firm value increases. The results suggest a correlation between large executive ownership (corresponding to high executive pay and both increased operational efficiencies and firm value. These findings may be useful when contemplating executive compensation policy.

  4. Word Order

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    Rijkhoff, Jan

    2015-01-01

    The way constituents are ordered in a linguistic expression is determined by general principles and language specific rules. This article is mostly concerned with general ordering principles and the three main linguistic categories that are relevant for constituent order research: formal, functio...

  5. 7 CFR 1207.302 - Act.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (MARKETING AGREEMENTS AND ORDERS; MISCELLANEOUS COMMODITIES), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE POTATO RESEARCH AND PROMOTION PLAN Potato Research and Promotion Plan Definitions § 1207.302 Act. Act means the Potato Research...

  6. 75 FR 12555 - Prescription Drug User Fee Act; Public Meeting

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    2010-03-16

    ... Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) requires that before FDA begins negotiations with the regulated industry on PDUFA... Hilton Washington DC/ Rockville Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD... negotiations with the regulated industry on PDUFA reauthorization, we do the following: (1) Publish a notice...

  7. 77 FR 24226 - Determination of Benchmark Compensation Amount for Certain Executives

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    2012-04-23

    ... 5 to Executive Order 13561 of December 22, 2010 (75 FR 81817, 81822; December 29, 2010). The... BUDGET Office of Federal Procurement Policy Determination of Benchmark Compensation Amount for Certain... Agencies announcing that $763,029 is the ``benchmark compensation amount'' for certain executives in...

  8. Opening the black box the role of personality and anger in executives' decision making and leadership

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    Sputtek, Rebekka

    2012-01-01

    Rebekka Sputtek sheds light upon the question of how the personality and emotional traits of executives influence their decision making and leadership behavior. While recent strategic management research has started to recognize the relevance of an executive''s personality traits as antecedents of organizational outcomes, this stream has called for a more fine-grained clarification of the psychological processes underlying executive decision making. In order to contribute to the understanding of these processes, a holistic model integrating the role of an expedient set of personality variables

  9. Research into software executives for space operations support

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    Collier, Mark D.

    1990-01-01

    Research concepts pertaining to a software (workstation) executive which will support a distributed processing command and control system characterized by high-performance graphics workstations used as computing nodes are presented. Although a workstation-based distributed processing environment offers many advantages, it also introduces a number of new concerns. In order to solve these problems, allow the environment to function as an integrated system, and present a functional development environment to application programmers, it is necessary to develop an additional layer of software. This 'executive' software integrates the system, provides real-time capabilities, and provides the tools necessary to support the application requirements.

  10. Splitting TCP for MPI Applications Executed on Grids

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    Glück, Olivier; Mignot, Jean-Christophe

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, we first study the interaction between MPI applications and TCP on grids. Then, we propose MPI5000, a transparent applicative layer between MPI and TCP, using proxies to improve the execution of MPI applications on a grid. Proxies aim at splitting TCP connections in order to detect losses faster and avoid to return in a slow-start phase after an idle time. Finally, we evaluate our layer executing the NAS Parallel Benchmarks on Grid5000, the French research grid, using MPICH2. T...

  11. Attention, executive functioning and memory in normal aged rhesus monkeys

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    Zeamer, Alyson; Decamp, Emmanuel; Clark, Kathryn; Schneider, J.S.

    2010-01-01

    Understanding how cognition declines in normal aging is vital in order to distinguish between normal cognitive decline due to aging and cognitive decline due to an age-related pathological process such as Parkinson’s disease (PD). Several cognitive domains including memory, executive functioning and attention are all adversely affected with age in humans, as well as by PD, yet less is known about how these processes are affected by aging in non-human primates. Thus, in order to characterize b...

  12. [Development of executive functions in preterm children].

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    Borradori Tolsa, C; Barisnikov, K; Lejeune, F; Hüppi, P

    2014-09-01

    The rate of children born prematurely has increased considerably in the last few decades, and their developmental outcome remains of great concern. The literature on the impact of prematurity has reported a wide range of cognitive and behavioral problems that may be related to deficits in executive function (EF) skills. EF refers to a series of high-level processes (selective attention, inhibition, set shifting, working memory, planning, goal setting) that develop throughout childhood and adolescence and play an important role in cognitive and social development as well as in school achievement. EF skills have been linked to the prefrontal cortex, as well as to other neural networks and brain regions including the basal ganglia and cerebellum. This paper focuses on studies related to the development of EF and social behavior in children born preterm. The preschool period is a critical time to perform neuropsychological assessment in addition to IQ testing, and to detect the child's specific needs in order to adapt effective intervention to enhance the development of executive processes in these high-risk children. PMID:25089045

  13. NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS’ SELF-INTEREST: FIDUCIARY DUTIES AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

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    Gibbs, David

    2014-01-01

    The board of directors at a company usually comprises both executive and non-executive directors. Their role is to run and direct the company for its benefit since it is incapable of acting by itself. Where there is a separation of ownership and control it is recognised that there is a risk that those in control may use their power for self-interested means. Attention is often focused on the executive directors and how legal controls and governance mechanisms can reduce the possibility of sel...

  14. A Review of the Current Literature on Executive Compensation: New Insights and Understandings

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    Phillip C. James

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available There have been a number of research projects which examined the issue of executive compensation with the objective of identifying the factors that influence executive compensation. However, despite those attempts there is yet to be a comprehensive paper that brings all the possible factors together in order to provide a better understanding of the factors driving executive compensation. The objective of this paper is to present a thorough discussion on the main drivers of executive compensation. To achieve this objective, a review of the current literature of the major factors driving executive compensation as published in leading research journals was carried out. Among the drivers identified are: firm size and performance, corporate governance issues and agency problems, structure of the board of directors, executive power and tenure, market factors, insider trading restrictions, and company characteristics.

  15. Executive Function in Adolescents with ADHD

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    Martel, Michelle; Nikolas, Molly; Nigg, Joel T.

    2007-01-01

    A study is conducted to determine the specificity of executive function weakness in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) during adolescence. Results suggest that executive function weakness in ADHD is specifically associated with symptoms of inattention-disorganization.

  16. ARC Code TI: IPG Execution Service

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Execution Service allows users to submit, monitor, and cancel complex jobs. Each job consists of a set of tasks that perform actions such as executing...

  17. MANAGERIAL PROBLEMS CONFRONTED BY EXECUTIVE CHEFS IN HOTELS

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    Kemal BIRDIR

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The study was conducted to determine the managerial problems confronted by executive chefs working at 4 and 5-star hotels in Turkey. A survey developed by the researchers was employed as a data collection tool. Answers given by participants were analyzed using “T-test” and “ANOVA” analyses in order to determine whether there are significant differences of opinion on the subject (collated in answers to the survey questionnaire amongst executive chefs, based on answers given by them (expressed as average figures dependent upon such variables as their “Age”, “Gender”, “Educational Status” and “Star status of the hotel within which they worked.” The study results showed that the most important problem confronting executive chefs was “finding educated/trained kitchen personnel.” On the specific problem, “responsibility and authority is not clear within the kitchen,” there was a significant difference of opinion by the gender of the executive chefs. Moreover, there was a significant difference of opinion dependent upon the star status of the hotels within which the chefs worked on the problem of whether or not “the working hours of kitchen personnel were too long.” The findings suggest that there are important problems confronted by executive chefs. Moreover, male and female executive chefs have different opinions on the magnitudes of some specific problems. Whereas there are various reports and similar publications discussing problems faced by executive chefs, the present study is the first one in the literature that solely explore the managerial problems experienced at a kitchen context.

  18. IMPROVED EXECUTION METHOD OF TENTACLE ALGORITHM FOR INTELLIGENT VEHICLE

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    张明环; 张科

    2013-01-01

    In order to solve some deficiencies in tentacle execution ,an improved execution method of tentacle algo-rithm is presented .The method uses a short trajectory to match the curvature between the path of vehicle and ten-tacle ,rather than computing a whole steady state .To control vehicle motion via wheel force and steering angle , two parameters should be discretized under certain area and these discrete values can form 18 × 20 groups .Then the curvature between the trajectory and tentacle should be matched ,and the corresponding group of wheel force and steering angle can be found .The flow chart of the improved execution method is given ,and simulation is per-formed on a platform named″pro-sivic″.The simulation results show that the improved method can maintain the advantage of the tentacle algorithm in terms of computation speed ,and avoid the errors such as endless loop and data overflow ,which proves the method more efficient .

  19. Financial accounting for radiology executives.

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    Seidmann, Abraham; Mehta, Tushar

    2005-03-01

    The authors review the role of financial accounting information from the perspective of a radiology executive. They begin by introducing the role of pro forma statements. They discuss the fundamental concepts of accounting, including the matching principle and accrual accounting. The authors then explore the use of financial accounting information in making investment decisions in diagnostic medical imaging. The paper focuses on critically evaluating the benefits and limitations of financial accounting for decision making in a radiology practice.

  20. Financial accounting for radiology executives.

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    Seidmann, Abraham; Mehta, Tushar

    2005-03-01

    The authors review the role of financial accounting information from the perspective of a radiology executive. They begin by introducing the role of pro forma statements. They discuss the fundamental concepts of accounting, including the matching principle and accrual accounting. The authors then explore the use of financial accounting information in making investment decisions in diagnostic medical imaging. The paper focuses on critically evaluating the benefits and limitations of financial accounting for decision making in a radiology practice. PMID:17411806

  1. Personal Values of Insurance Executives

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    Joe H. Murrey Jr.; Sami M. Abbasi; Kenneth W. Hollman

    1986-01-01

    Personal values are a basic component of our personality. When such values are held uncritically by those in powerful positions, but are not explicit and not articulated, they may contain the seeds of severe organizational and social disruption. In insurance, one need look no further than the Equity Funding fraud to find what can happen when values of insurance executives are misguided and they undertake irresponsible and unethical actions that undermine the public's confidence and trust in t...

  2. ACCOUNTING FRAUD AND CHARACTERISTICS OF COMPANY EXECUTIVES: AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION

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    Maria BAXEVANI

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available This study examines accounting fraud in relation to the characteristics of company executives. The study portrays the degree to which company as well as personal motives could urge an executive to commit fraud. Subsequently, we attempt to identify the degree to which certain socio-economic factors and the existence of strong internal audit mechanisms act as deterrence agents. Furthermore, we investigate the personal financial gain in relation to annual income as a motivator to commit fraud. Finally, we examine the optimal imprisonment duration as a deterrent and the overall probability to commit fraud. The research method was based in the distribution of a questionnaire and took place in the city of Thessaloniki and the region of West Macedonia and Thessaly. The participants were executives in the banking, financial and insurance sector. Our findings show that it is mostly personal factors that motivate an executive to commit fraud, but the fear of immediate legal sanctions and the existence of strong internal audit mechanisms are effective deterrence agents.

  3. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Characterization

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    Neitzel, Duane A.; Bunn, Amoret L.; Duncan, Joanne P.; Eschbach, Tara O.; Fowler, Richard A.; Fritz, Brad G.; Goodwin, Shannon M.; Harvey, David W.; Hendrickson, Paul L.; Hoitink, Dana J.; Horton, Duane G.; Last, George V.; Poston, Ted M.; Prendergast-Kennedy, Ellen L.; Rohay, Alan C.; Scott, Michael J.; Thorne, Paul D.

    2002-09-01

    This document describes the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site environment. It is updated each year and is intended to provide a consistent description of the Hanford Site environment for the many National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents being prepared by DOE contractors. No statements of significance or environmental consequences are provided. This year's report is the thirteenth revision of the original document published in 1988 and is (until replaced by the fourteenth revision) the only version that is relevant for use in the preparation of Hanford NEPA, State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) documents. The two chapters included in this document (Chapters 4 and 6) are numbered to correspond to the chapters where such information is typically presented in environmental impact statements (Weiss) and other Hanford Site NEPA or CERCLA documentation. Chapter 4.0 (Affected Environment) describes Hanford Site climate and meteorology, geology, hydrology, ecology, cultural, archaeological, and historical resources, socioeconomics, occupational safety, and noise. Chapter 6.0 (Statutory and Regulatory Requirements) describes federal and state laws and regulations, DOE directives and permits, and presidential executive orders that are applicable to the NEPA documents prepared for Hanford Site activities.

  4. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Characterization Report

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    Neitzel, Duane A.; Bunn, Amoret L.; Cannon, Sandra D.; Duncan, Joanne P.; Fowler, Richard A.; Fritz, Brad G.; Harvey, David W.; Hendrickson, Paul L.; Hoitink, Dana J.; Horton, Duane G.; Last, George V.; Poston, Ted M.; Prendergast-Kennedy, Ellen L.; Reidel, Steve P.; Rohay, Alan C.; Scott, Michael J.; Thorne, Paul D.

    2004-09-22

    This document describes the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site environment. It is updated each year and is intended to provide a consistent description of the Hanford Site environment for the many National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents being prepared by DOE contractors. No statements of significance or environmental consequences are provided. This year's report is the sixteenth revision of the original document published in 1988 and is (until replaced by the seventeenth revision) the only version that is relevant for use in the preparation of Hanford NEPA, State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) documents. The two chapters included in this document (Chapters 4 and 6) are numbered to correspond to the chapters where such information is typically presented in environmental impact statements (Weiss) and other Hanford Site NEPA or CERCLA documentation. Chapter 4.0 (Affected Environment) describes Hanford Site climate and meteorology, geology, hydrology, ecology, cultural, archaeological, and historical resources, socioeconomics, occupational safety and health, and noise. Chapter 6.0 (Statutory and Regulatory Requirements) describes federal and state laws and regulations, DOE directives and permits, and presidential executive orders that are applicable to the NEPA documents prepared for Hanford Site activities.

  5. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Characterization

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    Neitzel, Duane A.; Antonio, Ernest J.; Eschbach, Tara O.; Fowler, Richard A.; Goodwin, Shannon M.; Harvey, David W.; Hendrickson, Paul L.; Hoitink, Dana J.; Horton, Duane G.; Last, George V.; Poston, Ted M.; Prendergast, Ellen L.; Rohay, Alan C.; Thorne, Paul D.

    2001-09-01

    This document describes the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site environment. It is updated each year and is intended to provide a consistent description of the Hanford Site environment for the many National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents being prepared by DOE contractors. No statements of significance or environmental consequences are provided. This year's report is the thirteenth revision of the original document published in 1988 and is (until replaced by the fourteenth revision) the only version that is relevant for use in the preparation of Hanford NEPA, State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) documents. The two chapters included in this document (Chapters 4 and 6) are numbered to correspond to the chapters where such information is typically presented in environmental impact statements (Weiss) and other Hanford Site NEPA or CERCLA documentation. Chapter 4.0 (Affected Environment) describes Hanford Site climate and meteorology, geology, hydrology, ecology, cultural, archaeological, and historical resources, socioeconomics, occupational safety, and noise. Chapter 6.0 (Statutory and Regulatory Requirements) describes federal and state laws and regulations, DOE directives and permits, and presidential executive orders that are applicable to the NEPA documents prepared for Hanford Site activities.

  6. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Characterization, Revision 15

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    Neitzel, Duane A.; Bunn, Amoret L.; Burk, Kenneth W.; Cannon, Sandra D.; Duncan, Joanne P.; Fowler, Richard A.; Fritz, Brad G.; Harvey, David W.; Hendrickson, Paul L.; Horton, Duane G.; Last, George V.; Poston, Ted M.; Prendergast-Kennedy, Ellen L.; Reidel, Steve P.; Scott, Michael J.; Thorne, Paul D.; Woody, Dave M.

    2003-09-01

    This document describes the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site environment. It is updated each year and is intended to provide a consistent description of the Hanford Site environment for the many National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents being prepared by DOE contractors. No statements of significance or environmental consequences are provided. This year's report is the thirteenth revision of the original document published in 1988 and is (until replaced by the fourteenth revision) the only version that is relevant for use in the preparation of Hanford NEPA, State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) documents. The two chapters included in this document (Chapters 4 and 6) are numbered to correspond to the chapters where such information is typically presented in environmental impact statements (Weiss) and other Hanford Site NEPA or CERCLA documentation. Chapter 4.0 (Affected Environment) describes Hanford Site climate and meteorology, geology, hydrology, ecology, cultural, archaeological, and historical resources, socioeconomics, occupational safety, and noise. Chapter 6.0 (Statutory and Regulatory Requirements) describes federal and state laws and regulations, DOE directives and permits, and presidential executive orders that are applicable to the NEPA documents prepared for Hanford Site activities.

  7. 45 CFR 1700.5 - Executive Director.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Executive Director. 1700.5 Section 1700.5 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL COMMISSION ON LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION SCIENCE ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS § 1700.5 Executive Director. (a) The Executive Director...

  8. Assessing Executive Functioning: A Pragmatic Review

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    Hass, Michael R.; Patterson, Ashlea; Sukraw, Jocelyn; Sullivan, Brianna M.

    2014-01-01

    Despite the common usage of the term "executive functioning" in neuropsychology, several aspects of this concept remain unsettled. In this paper, we will address some of the issues surrounding the notion of executive functioning and how an understanding of executive functioning and its components might assist school-based practitioners…

  9. Executive Compensation Concentration and Institutional Ownership Power

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    Wei Li; Tingting Guo

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, we examine whether institutional shareholders prefer concentrated or dispersed executive compensation structure. To address this question, we study the relationship between executive compensation concentration and institutional ownership power because institutional investors can influence executive compensation more when they have more power. We measure institutional ownership power using institutional ownership level and institutional ownership concentration. We find a signifi...

  10. Dynamic Reverse Code Generation for Backward Execution

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    Lee, Jooyong

    2007-01-01

    he need for backward execution in debuggers has been raised a number of times. Backward execution helps a user naturally think backwards and, in turn, easily locate the cause of a bug. Backward execution has been implemented mostly by state-saving or checkpointing, which are inherently not scalable...

  11. Executive Functions in Savant Artists with Autism

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    Crane, Laura; Pring, Linda; Ryder, Nicola; Hermelin, Beate

    2011-01-01

    Although executive functions have been widely studied in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), there have been no direct empirical studies of executive abilities in savants with ASD. This study assessed three facets of executive ability (fluency, perseveration and monitoring) in savant artists with ASD, compared to non-talented adults…

  12. Project Execution Plan,Rev. 3; FINAL

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    This plan addresses project activities encompassed by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's), National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Operations Office, Environmental Restoration Division and conforms to the requirements contained in the Life-Cycle Asset Management, DOE Order 430.1A; The Joint Program Office Policy on Project Management in Support of DOE Order 430.1; Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets, DOE Order 413.3; the Project Execution and Engineering Management Planning Guide, GPG-FM-010; and other applicable Good Practice Guides; and the FY 2001 Integrated Planning, Accountability, and Budgeting System Policy Guidance. The plan also reflects the milestone philosophies of the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order, as agreed to by the State of Nevada, the DOE, and the U.S. Department of Defense; and traditional project management philosophies such as the development of life-cycle costs, schedules, and work scope; identification o f roles and responsibilities; and baseline management and controls

  13. Act resilient.

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    Joseph, Genie; Bice-Stephens, Wynona

    2014-01-01

    Attendees have reported changing from being fearful to serene, from listless to energized, from disengaged to connected, and becoming markedly less anxious in a few weeks. Anecdotally, self-reported stress levels have been reduced by over 50% after just one class. Attendees learn not to be afraid of their feelings by working with emotions in a playful manner. When a person can act angry, but separate himself from his personal story, the emotional energy exists in a separate form that is not attached to specific events, and can be more easily dealt with and neutralized. Attendees are taught to "take out the emotional trash" through expressive comedy. They become less intimated by their own emotional intensity and triggers as they learn how even metaphorical buckets of anger, shame, guilt and hurt can be emotionally emptied. The added benefit is that this is accomplished without the disclosure of personal information of the requirement to reexperience past pain which can trigger its own cascade of stress. PMID:24706248

  14. Secure Execution of Distributed Session Programs

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    Alves, Nuno; Yoshida, Nobuko; Deniélou, Pierre-Malo; 10.4204/EPTCS.69.1

    2011-01-01

    The development of the SJ Framework for session-based distributed programming is part of recent and ongoing research into integrating session types and practical, real-world programming languages. SJ programs featuring session types (protocols) are statically checked by the SJ compiler to verify the key property of communication safety, meaning that parties engaged in a session only communicate messages, including higher-order communications via session delegation, that are compatible with the message types expected by the recipient. This paper presents current work on security aspects of the SJ Framework. Firstly, we discuss our implementation experience from improving the SJ Runtime platform with security measures to protect and augment communication safety at runtime. We implement a transport component for secure session execution that uses a modified TLS connection with authentication based on the Secure Remote Password (SRP) protocol. The key technical point is the delicate treatment of secure session de...

  15. The executive interview as a screening test for executive dysfunction in patients with mild dementia

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    Stokholm, Jette; Vogel, Asmus; Gade, Anders;

    2005-01-01

    To validate the Executive Interview (EXIT25) as a screening instrument for executive cognitive dysfunction in patients with mild dementia.......To validate the Executive Interview (EXIT25) as a screening instrument for executive cognitive dysfunction in patients with mild dementia....

  16. The Best Practices of Executive Coaches with C-Level Executives

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    Francis, Thomas E.

    2011-01-01

    This dissertation explored the Best Practices of Executive Coaches who coach C-Level Executives. The set of best practices developed was differentiated from best practices as applied with middle-manager executive clients. C-level executives were deemed to have a role within the organization with unusual influence and complexity and thus worthy of…

  17. EXECUTIVES' BEHAVIOR TYPES AND PROFESSIONAL OF SECRETARIAT'S ATTITUDE

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    Rosane Fontanella

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available After the technological revolution and globalization, many professions have had an up and, consequently, they were forced to adapt to the new reality. Within this new reality, the profile of the secretarial professional evolved and developed a path of struggles and victories, changing significantly. With the change it also increased the responsibilities and challenges. Playing purely operational functions, the professional of secretarial began to think and act strategically with their executives, engaging in projects and goals and also meeting these goals. This paper shows how professionals can perform secretarial duties and manage its function to assist executives with very different behavioral types. It indicates the position that secretarial professionals need to adopt towards these types of behavior and the use of elements of Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence can help creating a friendly atmosphere where everyone can live in harmony.

  18. The Act of Walking

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    Vestergaard, Maria Quvang Harck; Olesen, Mette; Helmer, Pernille Falborg

    2014-01-01

    ; Frumkin 2002). The term ‘walkability’ focuses on how the physical structures in the urban environment can promote walking, and how this potentially eases issues of public health and liveability in our cities (Krizek et al. 2009). However, the study of walking should not be reduced merely to the ‘hardware...... factors like lifestyle and life situation should be addressed in order to understand ‘walkability’ fully. The challenge is to approach issues linked to the ‘more-than representational’ (Thrift 2007; Vannini 2012) act of walking and thereby understand pedestrian behaviour in general, but also...... the individual perception of walking. This chapter exemplifies shows how a ‘more-than representational’ dimension can be added to the act of walking and open up for a more value-based discussion of walking, in this chapter exemplified in the Danish context. The chapter provides seven different cases of how...

  19. The Executive Turnover Risk Premium

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    Peters, Florian S; Wagner, Alexander F

    2012-01-01

    Executive compensation has increased dramatically over the past 15 years, but so has forced CEO turnover. We argue that part of the development of CEO pay can be explained by the adverse consequences that forced turnover implies for a CEO. We ¯nd that for the CEOs of the largest US corporations, a one percentage point increase in exogenous turnover risk is associated with $40,000 to $90,000 more in terms of total compensation. The size of this risk premium is in line with estimates of the imp...

  20. Popular Sentiments and Public Executions

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    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines Dickens’s descriptions of public executions in his letters and early journalism as a context in which to read the final scene of 'A Tale of Two Cities' (1859. It argues that despite his traumatised responses to public hangings, Dickens is able to use the site of the scaffold to articulate some fundamental human fears and dispositions. The paper compares Dickens’s response to the horrors of the French Revolution with Carlyle’s, and shows throughout how Dickens firmly repudiates Trollope's somewhat rueful dismissal of him as ‘Mr Popular Sentiment’.

  1. An Execution Service for Grid Computing

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    Smith, Warren; Hu, Chaumin

    2004-01-01

    This paper describes the design and implementation of the IPG Execution Service that reliably executes complex jobs on a computational grid. Our Execution Service is part of the IPG service architecture whose goal is to support location-independent computing. In such an environment, once n user ports an npplicntion to one or more hardware/software platfrms, the user can describe this environment to the grid the grid can locate instances of this platfrm, configure the platfrm as required for the application, and then execute the application. Our Execution Service runs jobs that set up such environments for applications and executes them. These jobs consist of a set of tasks for executing applications and managing data. The tasks have user-defined starting conditions that allow users to specih complex dependencies including task to execute when tasks fail, afiequent occurrence in a large distributed system, or are cancelled. The execution task provided by our service also configures the application environment exactly as specified by the user and captures the exit code of the application, features that many grid execution services do not support due to dflculties interfacing to local scheduling systems.

  2. Executive Functions in Developmental Dyslexia

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    Pamela eVarvara

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The present study was aimed at investigating different aspects of Executive Functions (EF in children with Developmental Dyslexia (DD.A neuropsychological battery tapping verbal fluency, spoonerism, attention, verbal shifting, short-term and working memory was used to assess 60 children with DD and 65 with typical reading abilities.Compared to their controls, children with DD showed deficits in several EF domains such as verbal categorical and phonological fluency, visual-spatial and auditory attention, spoonerism, verbal and visual short-term memory, and verbal working memory. Moreover, exploring predictive relationships between EF measures and reading, we found that spoonerism abilities better explained word and non-word reading deficits. Although to a lesser extent, auditory and visual-spatial attention also explained the increased percentage of variance related to reading deficit.EF deficits found in DD are interpreted as an expression of a deficient functioning of the Central Executive System and are discussed in the context of the recent temporal sampling theory.

  3. Myeloperoxidase levels predict executive function.

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    Haslacher, H; Perkmann, T; Lukas, I; Barth, A; Ponocny-Seliger, E; Michlmayr, M; Scheichenberger, V; Wagner, O; Winker, R

    2012-12-01

    The main purpose of the study was to investigate whether baseline myeloperoxidase (MPO) levels are associated with executive cognitive function in individuals with high physical activity. Baseline serum MPO levels of 56 elderly marathon runners and 58 controls were assessed by ELISA. Standardized tests were applied to survey domain-specific cognitive functions. Changes in brain morphology were visualized by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). High baseline serum MPO levels correlated with worse outcome in tests assessing executive cognitive function in athletes but not in the control group (NAI maze test p<0.05, Trail Making Test ratio p<0.01). In control participants, subcortical white matter hyperintensities were associated with higher scores on the Geriatric Depression Scale (p<0.05), whereas athletes seem to be protected from this effect. During strenuous exercising, MPO as well as its educts may be elevated due to increased oxygen intake and excretion of pro-inflammatory mediators inducing host tissue damage via oxidative stress. This outweighs the potential benefits of physical activity on cognitive function.

  4. Executable UML Modeling For Automotive Embedded Systems

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    Engineers are more and more faced to the hard problem of sophisticated real-time System whereas time to market becomes always smaller. Object oriented modeling supported by UML standard brings effective solutions to such problems. However the possibility to specify real-time aspects of an application are not yet fully satisfactory Indeed, existing industrial proposals supply good answers to concurrency specification problem but they are yet limited regarding to real-time quantitative properties specification of an application. This work aims to construct a complete and consistent UML methodology based on a profile dedicated to automotive embedded Systems modeling and prototyping. This profile contains ail needed extensions to express easily the real-time quantitative properties of an application. Moreover, thanks to the formalization of UML protocol state machines, real-time concepts have been well-integrated in the object oriented paradigm. The main result of this deep integration is that a user is now able to model real-time Systems through the classical object oriented view i.e. without needing any specific knowing in real-time area. In order to answer to an industrial requirement, Systems prototyping (key point for car industry) the ACCORD/UML approach allows also to build executable models of an application. For that purpose, the method supplies a set of rules allow.ng to remove UML ambiguous semantics points, to complete semantics variation points and then to obtain a complete and coherent global model of an application being executable. The work of UML extension and its using formalization realized all along this thesis supplied also a complete and non-ambiguous modeling framework for automotive electronics Systems development. This is also a base particularly well-suited to tackle other facets of the Systems development as automatic and optimized code generation, validation, simulation or tests. (author)

  5. Design of Manufacturing Execution System for FMCG Industries

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    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Manufacturing Execution System (MES has been evolved as an effective solution for today’s high performance, mass production industrial automation system. MES acts like a bridge between managerial level ERP solution and shop floor level control systems hardwares. MES solutions are highly flexible which are developed and customized targeting some particular industry. In this paper we plan to design an MES architecture aiming FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods industries. The proposed solution keeps the basic MES architecture intact while improves production data capturing process based on batch event detection approach. It also accelerates the 2-way communication between ERP and MES for exchanging batch production data.

  6. Planning and Executing Airborne Astronomy Missions for SOFIA

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    Gross, Michael A K

    2010-01-01

    SOFIA is a 2.5 meter airborne infrared telescope, mounted in a Boeing 747SP aircraft. Due to the large size of the telescope, only a few degrees of azimuth are available at the telescope bearing. This means the heading of the aircraft is fundamentally associated with the telescope's observation targets, and the ground track necessary to enable a given mission is highly complex and dependent on the coordinates, duration, and order of observations to be performed. We have designed and implemented a Flight Management Infrastructure (FMI) product in order to plan and execute such missions in the presence of a large number of external constraints (e.g. restricted airspace, international boundaries, elevation limits of the telescope, aircraft performance, winds at altitude, and ambient temperatures). We present an overview of the FMI, including the process, constraints and basic algorithms used to plan and execute SOFIA missions.

  7. Ordered Bargaining

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    Alexander Raskovich

    2006-01-01

    When buyers choose the order in which they bargain with suppliers of known characteristics, prices are determined jointly by bargaining power and competitive intensity (the outside option to bargain with rival suppliers). Bargaining power becomes less important to the outcome as competition intensifies; prices fall to marginal cost in the limit. With positive visit costs and weak competition, some buyer power is necessary for trade. Incomplete buyer power may lead to inefficient choice of bar...

  8. Executable Architecture Research at Old Dominion University

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    Tolk, Andreas; Shuman, Edwin A.; Garcia, Johnny J.

    2011-01-01

    Executable Architectures allow the evaluation of system architectures not only regarding their static, but also their dynamic behavior. However, the systems engineering community do not agree on a common formal specification of executable architectures. To close this gap and identify necessary elements of an executable architecture, a modeling language, and a modeling formalism is topic of ongoing PhD research. In addition, systems are generally defined and applied in an operational context to provide capabilities and enable missions. To maximize the benefits of executable architectures, a second PhD effort introduces the idea of creating an executable context in addition to the executable architecture. The results move the validation of architectures from the current information domain into the knowledge domain and improve the reliability of such validation efforts. The paper presents research and results of both doctoral research efforts and puts them into a common context of state-of-the-art of systems engineering methods supporting more agility.

  9. Features of Budget Execution in Public Institutions’ Budgets Entirely Funded by Public and Local Budgets; Case Study in an Educational Institution

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    Popa Ionela

    2012-01-01

    Budgeting, a set of steps taken by state competent bodies in order to materialize the financial policy applied by governmental authority, takes place in the following stages: setting out the budget statement, approving the budget, budget execution, budget execution completion, controlling and approving budget execution completion. Budget execution is described in specialized literature especially as a stage in the budgeting process in the components of the national public budget (public budge...

  10. BUDGET AND BUDGET EXECUTION IN THE NORTHWEST REGION OF ROMANIA

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The budget is a tool multiannual financial forecasting both at micro and macro level. In this sense, regional and local government budget is a financial instrument that connects resources to use local funds in order to ensure the prosperity of the community concerned. Construction and especially budget execution highlights the effectiveness of local and regional government. Using a system of indicators correlated reveals income, expenditure and budgetary outturn.

  11. Ecological assessment of executive functions: a new virtual reality paradigm

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    Jansari, Ashok S.; Devlin, Alex; Agnew, Robert; Akesson, Katarina; Murphy, Lesley; Leadbetter, Tony

    2014-01-01

    Acquired brain injury (ABI) can lead to a constellation of higher-order executive problems, which can impact significantly on everyday behaviour. While some neuropsychological assessments are able to objectively assess these impairments, increasingly, clinicians are finding that a subset of their patients pass these tests whilst still exhibiting difficulties in day-to-day living. Calls have therefore been made to develop assessments that are more sensitive and that are more ecologically-valid...

  12. A Change Execution System for Enterprise Services with Compensation Support

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    Cuadrado Latasa, Felix; Garcia Carmona, Rodrigo; Navas Baltasar, Alvaro; Dueñas López, Juan Carlos

    2010-01-01

    Modern enterprises rely on a distributed IT infrastructure to execute their business processes, adopting Service Oriented Architectures in order to improve the flexibility and ease of adaptation of their functions. Nowadays this is a vital characteristic, as the increased competition forces companies to continuously evolve and adapt. SOA applications must be supported by management and deployment systems, which have to continuously apply modifications to the distributed infrastructure. ...

  13. Factors Affecting the Execution of Supply Chain Management

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    Kotzab, Herbert; Teller, Christoph; Grant, David B

    2011-01-01

    This paper discusses factors affecting the execution of supply chain management and presents a conceptual model and six hypotheses based on such factors identified in the literature. The model was tested in two European country-specific cases using structural equation modelling. Findings in both cases confirm the hypothesized hierarchical order of three proposed antecedents: ‘internal SCM conditions’ affect ‘joint SCM conditions’ which in turn influences collaborative ‘SCM-rela...

  14. The hippocampus and executive functions in depression

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    Shahbaz Ali Khan; VSSR Ryali; Pookala Shivaram Bhat; Jyoti Prakash; Kalpana Srivastava; Shagufta Khanam

    2015-01-01

    Background: The relationship between depression, hippocampus (HC), and executive dysfunctions seems complex and has been the focus of research. Recent evidence indicates a possible role of HC in executive dysfunction seen in depression. No such studies on Indian population have been done. Aim: To look for changes in HC and executive functions in depression. Settings and Design: A cross-sectional analytical controlled study. Sample size 50 (controls 50). Materials and Methods: Hippocampal volu...

  15. Compiling multithreaded Java bytecode for distributed execution

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    Antoniu, Gabriel; Bougé, Luc; Hatcher, Philip; Macbeth, Mark; Mcguigan, Keith; Namyst, Raymond

    2000-01-01

    Distinguished Paper International audience Our work combines Java compilation to native code with a run-time library that executes Java threads in a distributed-memory environment. This allows a Java programmer to view a cluster of processors as executing a single Java virtual machine. The separate processors are simply resources for executing Java threads with true concurrency and the run-time system provides the illusion of a shared memory on top of the private memories of the process...

  16. Helsinki School of Economics Executive Education

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    2006-01-01

    @@ One of Europe's pre-eminent business schools, the Helsinki School of Economics Executive Education (HSEEE) offers focused executive education programs that produce lasting results for its client organizations.HSEEE partners with a select group of corporate clients to design customized programs tailored to their specific needs. HSEEE works intimately with a dedicated team of content experts that understands the industry and company's competitive environment. Its core competence is in talent management programs for middle to senior executives.

  17. LLVM-based overlapped executable code generator

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    V. Aranov; A. Terentiev

    2014-01-01

    Overlapped executable code is an attractive artifact of obfuscation technology not yet widely covered and researched. Overlapped code and opaque predicates technologies together allows creation of prominent software obfuscation technologies featuring both obscure executable code and code protected from patching due to hard-to-track relations with other code. The paper provides polynomial algorithm to generate overlapped executable code using LLVM framework and discuss results of the generatio...

  18. OPTIMAL PRICING OF EXECUTIVE MBA PROGRAMS

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    Francis Petit

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this research is to determine the most strategic tuition pricing strategy that can be utilized by senior management in Business Schools when pricing Executive MBA Programs. To determine this information, the state of the Executive MBA market and three pricing strategies were reviewed in detail and an analysis ensued on the viability and applicability of each strategy for pricing Executive MBA Programs. The main findings of this study indicate that the Value Based pricing model ...

  19. Persistent symptoms in mild to moderate traumatic brain injury associated with executive dysfunction.

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    Hartikainen, Kaisa M; Waljas, Minna; Isoviita, Tuulia; Dastidar, Prasun; Liimatainen, Suvi; Solbakk, Anne-Kristin; Ogawa, Keith H; Soimakallio, Seppo; Ylinen, Aarne; Ohman, Juha

    2010-08-01

    In order to improve detection of subtle cognitive dysfunction and to shed light on the etiology of persistent symptoms after mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI), we employed an experimental executive reaction time (RT) test, standardized neuropsychological tests, and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). The Executive RT-Test, an Executive Composite Score from standardized neuropsychological tests, and DTI-indices in the midbrain differentiated between patients with persistent symptoms from those fully recovered after mild-to-moderate TBI. We suggest that persistent symptoms in mild-to-moderate TBI may reflect disrupted fronto-striatal network involved in executive functioning, and the Executive RT-Test provides an objective and novel method to detect it. PMID:20198531

  20. Towards Execution in Automatic Test Suite Generation

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    ZHAO Yixin; WU Jianping

    2001-01-01

    Only executable test suite generatedautomatically has practical usage.The authors de-vise and implement the algorithm of "parametrizingand executizing" in the TUGEN system and discussthe result,limitation and its reason.Based on thesework and the study in the executability of the tran-sition and the satiability problem of the predicate,the authors further present and implement anotheralgorithm called "executable parametrizing" to over-come the deficiency of the previous one and furtherimprove the practicability and efficiency of TUGEN.After analysis and comparison,the authors outline thefocus of the future research.

  1. A simple hypothesis of executive function

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    Bruno eKopp

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Executive function is traditionally conceptualized as a set of abilities required to guide behavior toward goals. Here, an integrated theoretical framework for executive function is developed which has its roots in the notion of hierarchical mental models. Further following Duncan (2010a,b, executive function is construed as a hierarchical recursive system of test-operation-test-exit units (Miller, Galanter, and Pribram, 1960. Importantly, it is shown that this framework can be used to model the main regional prefrontal syndromes, which are characterized by apathetic, disinhibited and dysexecutive cognition and behavior, respectively. Implications of these considerations for the neuropsychological assessment of executive function are discussed.

  2. Advanced Fuels Campaign Execution Plan

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    Kemal Pasamehmetoglu

    2011-09-01

    The purpose of the Advanced Fuels Campaign (AFC) Execution Plan is to communicate the structure and management of research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities within the Fuel Cycle Research and Development (FCRD) program. Included in this document is an overview of the FCRD program, a description of the difference between revolutionary and evolutionary approaches to nuclear fuel development, the meaning of science-based development of nuclear fuels, and the 'Grand Challenge' for the AFC that would, if achieved, provide a transformational technology to the nuclear industry in the form of a high performance, high reliability nuclear fuel system. The activities that will be conducted by the AFC to achieve success towards this grand challenge are described and the goals and milestones over the next 20 to 40 year period of research and development are established.

  3. Advanced Fuels Campaign Execution Plan

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    Kemal Pasamehmetoglu

    2010-10-01

    The purpose of the Advanced Fuels Campaign (AFC) Execution Plan is to communicate the structure and management of research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities within the Fuel Cycle Research and Development (FCRD) program. Included in this document is an overview of the FCRD program, a description of the difference between revolutionary and evolutionary approaches to nuclear fuel development, the meaning of science-based development of nuclear fuels, and the “Grand Challenge” for the AFC that would, if achieved, provide a transformational technology to the nuclear industry in the form of a high performance, high reliability nuclear fuel system. The activities that will be conducted by the AFC to achieve success towards this grand challenge are described and the goals and milestones over the next 20 to 40 year period of research and development are established.

  4. Data-driven execution of fast multipole methods

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    Ltaief, Hatem

    2013-09-17

    Fast multipole methods (FMMs) have O (N) complexity, are compute bound, and require very little synchronization, which makes them a favorable algorithm on next-generation supercomputers. Their most common application is to accelerate N-body problems, but they can also be used to solve boundary integral equations. When the particle distribution is irregular and the tree structure is adaptive, load balancing becomes a non-trivial question. A common strategy for load balancing FMMs is to use the work load from the previous step as weights to statically repartition the next step. The authors discuss in the paper another approach based on data-driven execution to efficiently tackle this challenging load balancing problem. The core idea consists of breaking the most time-consuming stages of the FMMs into smaller tasks. The algorithm can then be represented as a directed acyclic graph where nodes represent tasks and edges represent dependencies among them. The execution of the algorithm is performed by asynchronously scheduling the tasks using the queueing and runtime for kernels runtime environment, in a way such that data dependencies are not violated for numerical correctness purposes. This asynchronous scheduling results in an out-of-order execution. The performance results of the data-driven FMM execution outperform the previous strategy and show linear speedup on a quad-socket quad-core Intel Xeon system.Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  5. Executive functions in anorexia nervosa

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    Ignacio Jauregui-Lobera

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The pathophysiologic mechanisms that account for the development and persistence of anorexia nervosa (AN remain unclear. With respect to the neuropsychological functioning, the executive functions have been reported to be altered, especially cognitive flexibility and decision-making processes. Objectives: The aim of this study was to review the current state of the neuropsychological studies focused on anorexia nervosa, especially those highlighting the executive functions. Methods: This was done by means of a searching process covering three relevant electronic databases, as well as an additional search on references included in the analysed papers. Eventually we have to mention other published reviews and a hand-search. Results and discussion: Comparing AN patients and healthy controls the results remain controversial and so remains the comparison of different eating disorders with respect to the neuropsychological dysfunction. The role of variables such as depression, anxiety and obsessionality needs to be clarified. There seems to be some base to state that some commonalities exist in the so-called extreme weight conditions (anorexia, obesity. The link between neuropsychological dysfunction in AN and biomarkers remains unclear. The role of neuropsychological deficits in AN, as initial factors or simply as mere consequences, remains unclear too. The link between the body image disturbances and the neuropsychological dysfunction needs to be clarified. The similarities between the AN neuropsychological dysfunction and that found in other mental disorders may be considered up to date as a mere approach. The same applies to the relationship between the AN patients´ neuropsychological performance and personality or gender.

  6. 75 FR 2789 - Shareholder Approval of Executive Compensation of TARP Recipients

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    ... COMMISSION 17 CFR Part 240 RIN 3235-AK31 Shareholder Approval of Executive Compensation of TARP Recipients... financial assistance under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (``TARP'') to permit a separate shareholder... Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (``EESA'').\\5\\ \\4\\ Shareholder Approval of...

  7. 78 FR 72930 - Determination of Benchmark Compensation Amount for Certain Executives and Employees

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    ... BUDGET Office of Federal Procurement Policy Determination of Benchmark Compensation Amount for Certain... Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies announcing that $952,308 is the ``benchmark compensation... Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, as amended (41 U.S.C. 1127). The benchmark compensation...

  8. 22 CFR 41.54 - Intracompany transferees (executives, managers, and specialists).

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    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Intracompany transferees (executives, managers, and specialists). 41.54 Section 41.54 Foreign Relations DEPARTMENT OF STATE VISAS VISAS: DOCUMENTATION OF NONIMMIGRANTS UNDER THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT, AS AMENDED Business and Media Visas §...

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    ... External Auditors IV. Executive Session with Internal Audit Director V. Executive Session Related to Pending Litigation VI. Internal Audit Report with Management's Response VII. Internal Audit Status Reports... CORPORATION Notice of Sunshine Act Meeting; Audit Committee of the Board of Directors TIME AND DATE: 11:30...

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    ... are not significant rules. The rules do not (1) Have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more or adversely affect in a material way the economy; a sector of the economy; productivity... published on May 19, 2008 (73 FR 28767-29768). No comments were received. Executive Order...

  11. Study of the hyperfine magnetic field acting on Ce probes substituting for the rare earth and the magnetic ordering in intermetallic compounds RAg (R=rare earth) by first principles calculations; Estudo do campo hiperfino magnetico na sonda de Ce colocada nos compostos intermetalicos do tipo RAg (R=terra rara) e do ordenamento magnetico desses compostos usando calculos de primeiros principios

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    Pereira, Luciano Fabricio Dias

    2006-07-01

    In this work the magnetic hyperfine field acting on Ce atoms substituting the rare-earths in R Ag compounds (R = Gd e Nd) was studied by means of first-principles electronic structure calculations. The employed method was the Augmented Plane Waves plus local orbitals (APW+lo), embodied in the WIEN2k program, within the framework of the Density Functional Theory (DFT) and with the Generalized Gradient Approximation (GGA) for the exchange and correlation potential. The super-cell approach was utilized in order to simulate for the Ce atoms acting as impurities in the R Ag matrix. In order to improve for correlation effects within the 4f shells, a Hubbard term was added to the DFT Hamiltonian, within a procedure called GGA+U. It was found that the magnetic hyperfine field (MHF) generated by the Ce 4f electron is the main component of the total MHF and that the Ce 4f ground state level is probably a combination of the m{sub l} = -2 and m{sub l} = -1 sub-levels. In addition, the ground-state magnetic structure was determined for Ho Ag and Nd Ag by observing the behavior of the total energy as a function of the lattice volume for several possible magnetic ordering in these compounds, namely, ferromagnetic, and the (0,0,{pi}), ({pi},{pi},0) and (({pi},{pi},{pi}) types of anti-ferromagnetic ordering of rare-earth atoms. It was found that the ground-state magnetic structure is anti-ferromagnetic of type ({pi},{pi},0) for both, the Ho Ag and Nd Ag compounds. The energy difference of the ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic ordering is very small in the case of the Nd Ag compound. (author)

  12. Ordering Anarchy

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Ordered social life requires rules of conduct that help generate and preserve peaceful and cooperative interactions among individuals. The problem is that these social rules impose costs. They prohibit us from doing some things we might see as important and they require us to do other things that we might otherwise not do. The question for the contractarian is whether the costs of these social rules can be rationally justified. I argue that traditional contract theories have tended to underestimate the importance of evaluating the cost of enforcement and compliance in the contract procedure. In addition, the social contract has been understood narrowly as a method of justifying specifically moral or political rules. I defend a broader version of contractarianism as a justificatory model that can be used to evaluate any set of social rules or institutions that impose costs on agents. In so doing, I argue that contractarianism is a general method of evaluating and justifying the rules that order the structure of social life.

  13. Integrated Station Executive requirements and systems design approach

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    Berger, Eugene L.; Morris, C. Doug

    1992-01-01

    The Avionics Office of the Space Station Projects Office at Johnson Space Center (JSC) is working to define and integrate end-to-end requirements for the Space Station Freedom Program (SSFP) space-ground operations. As part of these efforts, the project office has had the MITRE Corporation perform assessments and analyses in areas where they had particular concern. These areas include the changing concepts for test methodologies, the operation and performance of the communication protocols, end-to-end network management, and the Master Objects Data Base (MODB). Since the recent restructure of the space station design, a new software application, the Integrated Station Executive (ISE), has been established. This application is to act as an executive agent along with the crew and ground controllers, while replacing (or absorbing) many of the system management functions that required a home when distributed element management was eliminated. This document summarizes the current state of the ISE requirements and assesses the characteristics of the current design. MITRE's goals in this assessment and analysis is twofold: first, identify any internal inconsistencies in either the requirements or in the current design; and second, to examine the applicability of the Open System Interconnection (OSI) management standards. Inasmuch as the ISE has been defined as the executive or operations manager application within the integrated avionics of the space station, special attention is given to adapting OSI management for the specification of the ISE functions.

  14. URBAN-RURAL PLANNING ACT BASED PLANNING PERMIT FROM PERSPECTIVE OF SOCIAL ORDER%基于规划法的规划许可社会秩序辨释与探微

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    2012-01-01

    从城乡空间利用秩序角度指出规划许可的角色和渊源,论述了许可的基本特征,并以建设用地规划许可证制度和建设工程规划许可证制度为实证展开研究,辨释了其许可行政制度环境建设的若干问题.在公共行政监督秩序中,从四个方面指出当前亟需加强监督社会学等研究.最后提出并阐述了依产权的公私属性不同进行三分的设想,即将规划许可分为公益资产许可、公有资产许可和普通许可三种类型.%Starting with the origin and history of planning permit in urban-rural spatial use order, this paper examines the basic characteristics of planning permit. Based on the empirical study on the Land Use Permit System and Building Permit System, it analyzes related issues in the administrative institutional development of planning permit. It also argues to strengthen the study of supervision sociology in public and administrative supervision from four aspects. Finally it proposes to classify the planning permit into public welfare, state-own, and general categories according to the attributes of the property rights.

  15. The pervasive nature of unconscious social information processing in executive control

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Humans not only have impressive executive abilities, but we are also fundamentally social creatures. In the cognitive neuroscience literature, it has long been assumed that executive control mechanisms, which play a critical role in guiding goal-directed behavior, operate on consciously processed information. Although more recent evidence suggests that unconsciously processed information can also influence executive control, most of this literature has focused on visual masked priming paradigms. However, the social psychological literature has demonstrated that unconscious influences are pervasive, and social information can unintentionally influence a wide variety of behaviors, including some that are likely to require executive abilities. For example, social information can unconsciously influence attention processes, such that simply instructing participants to describe a previous situation in which they had power over someone or someone else had power over them has been shown to unconsciously influence their attentional focus abilities, a key aspect of executive control. In the current review, we consider behavioral and neural findings from a variety of paradigms, including priming of goals and social hierarchical roles, as well as interpersonal interactions, in order to highlight the pervasive nature of social influences on executive control. These findings suggest that social information can play a critical role in executive control, and that this influence often occurs in an unconscious fashion. We conclude by suggesting further avenues of research for investigation of the interplay between social factors and executive control.

  16. 25 CFR 224.83 - What must a tribe do after executing a lease or business agreement, or granting a right-of-way?

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    ... DEVELOPMENT AND SELF DETERMINATION ACT Implementation of Tribal Energy Resource Agreements Leases, Business... agreement, or granting a right-of-way? Following the execution of a lease, business agreement, or grant of... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false What must a tribe do after executing a lease or...

  17. From an Executive Network to Executive Control: A Computational Model of the "n"-Back Task

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    Chatham, Christopher H.; Herd, Seth A.; Brant, Angela M.; Hazy, Thomas E.; Miyake, Akira; O'Reilly, Randy; Friedman, Naomi P.

    2011-01-01

    A paradigmatic test of executive control, the n-back task, is known to recruit a widely distributed parietal, frontal, and striatal "executive network," and is thought to require an equally wide array of executive functions. The mapping of functions onto substrates in such a complex task presents a significant challenge to any theoretical…

  18. 78 FR 73586 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board (PRB) and Executive Resources Board (ERB...

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    ... Surface Transportation Board Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board (PRB) and Executive... Performance Review Board (PRB) and Executive Resources Board (ERB) Membership. SUMMARY: Effective immediately, the membership of the PRB and ERB is as follows: Performance Review Board Leland L. Gardner,...

  19. Attention control: explorations of the work of an executive controller.

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    Gopher, D

    1996-12-01

    This contribution reviews three lines of studies set to investigate attention control and executive operations, in the general context of the interplay between bottom-up and top-down processes in the conduct of proficient behavior. One line of studies focused on the act of switching attention between tasks and the mental costs associated with it. A second group of experiments investigated attention strategies and resource management in coping with high load and concurrent task demands. A third line of studies examined the influence of enhanced knowledge and accumulated experience on coping with malfunctions and mishaps in system response. The experimental results of all studies lend strong support to the existence and influence of executive control processes. These types of processes operate on the established representations and knowledge bases of tasks, to make the best use of processing and response facilities. The experiments shed light on the nature of the processes and the variables that influence them. It is shown that proficient performance is far from being exclusively guided by automatic processing and response routines triggered directly by events in the environment. Instead it is a joint and non-trivial product of these two types of processes. Executive control is required not only in early stages of training, but also at high levels of mastery and proficiency. Automatism does not eliminate or reduce the importance of executive control and strategic behavior. A new and powerful class of processes comes into play at this level of expertise, with strong influence on modes of behavior and the overall efficiency of performance.

  20. 40 CFR 68.155 - Executive summary.

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 15 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Executive summary. 68.155 Section 68.155 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) CHEMICAL ACCIDENT PREVENTION PROVISIONS Risk Management Plan § 68.155 Executive summary. The owner...

  1. Executive board composition and risk taking

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    Berger, A.N.; Kick, T.; Schaeck, K.

    2014-01-01

    Little is known about how the demographic characteristics of executive teams affect corporate governance in banking. Exploiting a unique dataset, we investigate how age, gender, and educational composition of executive teams affect the portfolio risk of financial institutions. Using difference-in-di

  2. 32 CFR 724.702 - Executive management.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Executive management. 724.702 Section 724.702 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY PERSONNEL NAVAL DISCHARGE REVIEW BOARD Organization of the Naval Discharge Review Board § 724.702 Executive management....

  3. The Executive Committee. Effective Committees. Board Basics.

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    Ingram, Richard T.

    1996-01-01

    The executive board of the college or university governing board has the central purpose of strengthening the board's performance by helping it function efficiently and effectively. Because the executive committee can undermine trustee morale by abusing its authority, the entire governing board must decide the extent of the powers delegated to the…

  4. Executive Functions Development and Playing Games

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    Petty, Ana Lucia; de Souza, Maria Thereza C. Coelho

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to discuss executive functions and playing games, considering Piaget's work (1967) and the neuropsychological framework (Barkley, 1997, 2000; Cypel, 2007). Two questions guide the discussion: What are the intersections between playing games and the development of executive functions? Can we stimulate children with learning…

  5. Execution Time Estimation for Workflow Scheduling

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    Chirkin, A.M.; Belloum, A..S.Z.; Kovalchuk, S.V.; Makkes, M.X.

    2014-01-01

    Estimation of the execution time is an important part of the workflow scheduling problem. The aim of this paper is to highlight common problems in estimating the workflow execution time and propose a solution that takes into account the complexity and the randomness of the workflow components and th

  6. Understanding the Executive Functioning Heterogeneity in Schizophrenia

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    Raffard, Stephane; Bayard, Sophie

    2012-01-01

    Schizophrenia is characterized by heterogeneous brain abnormalities involving cerebral regions implied in the executive functioning. The dysexecutive syndrome is one of the most prominent and functionally cognitive features of schizophrenia. Nevertheless, it is not clear to what extend executive deficits are heterogeneous in schizophrenia…

  7. Predictors for the Effects of Televised Executions.

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    McEnteer, James B.

    This paper discusses the controversy that has traditionally surrounded the issue of capital punishment. When a Texas television reporter sought permission to televise the execution of a convicted murderer by lethal injection in 1983, arguments were advanced both for and against televising executions. A recent poll shows that 84% of Americans…

  8. Executive Functioning after Traumatic Brain Injury

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    J Gordon Millichap

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF, a caregiver-report questionnaire, was used to measure changes in executive function in the first year after traumatic brain injury (TBI in a study of children, aged 5 to 15 years, at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

  9. Executive Functioning after Traumatic Brain Injury

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    J Gordon Millichap

    2008-01-01

    The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF), a caregiver-report questionnaire, was used to measure changes in executive function in the first year after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a study of children, aged 5 to 15 years, at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

  10. Neural modeling of prefrontal executive function

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    Levine, D.S. [Univ. of Texas, Arlington, TX (United States)

    1996-12-31

    Brain executive function is based in a distributed system whereby prefrontal cortex is interconnected with other cortical. and subcortical loci. Executive function is divided roughly into three interacting parts: affective guidance of responses; linkage among working memory representations; and forming complex behavioral schemata. Neural network models of each of these parts are reviewed and fit into a preliminary theoretical framework.

  11. Stakeholder strategies for the physician executive.

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    Whitehead, C J; Stanton, S Y; Buesseler, J A; Blair, J D

    1989-01-01

    If physician executives are to be effective in confronting the environmental turbulence and uncertainty facing their organizations, they must effectively manage their stakeholders. This article extends the stakeholder approach described in the May-June 1989 issue of Physician Executive as a tool for the physician executive in the development of practical strategies to cope with turbulence and uncertainty. We suggest four generic strategies physician executives can use: involve supportive stakeholders, monitor marginal stakeholders, defend against nonsupportive stakeholders, and collaborate with mixed-blessing stakeholders. As an overarching strategy, a physician executive should try to change the organization's relationships with a stakeholder from a less favorable category to a more favorable one. The stakeholder can then be managed using the generic strategy most appropriate for the category.

  12. The Ontogenesis of Speech Acts

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    Bruner, Jerome S.

    1975-01-01

    A speech act approach to the transition from pre-linguistic to linguistic communication is adopted in order to consider language in relation to behavior and to allow for an emphasis on the use, rather than the form, of language. A pilot study of mothers and infants is discussed. (Author/RM)

  13. Executive functions and dual-task ability in healthy ageing and in Parkinson's disease

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    Sanderson, Rebecca

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Objectives: First, to assess memory and executive ability in healthy older adults, relative to young controls, in order to determine the pattern of normal age-related decline. Second, to compare this healthy ageing profile with the pathological ageing profile of Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients. Methods: A between-subjects quasi-experimental design was used to explore performance on a comprehensive range of memory, executive and dual-tasking (DT) measures in 14 PD patien...

  14. Executive deficits are related to the inferior frontal junction in early dementia

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    Schroeter, Matthias L.; Vogt, Barbara; Frisch, Stefan; Becker, Georg; Barthel, Henryk; Mueller, Karsten; Villringer, Arno; Sabri, Osama

    2011-01-01

    Executive functions describe a wide variety of higher order cognitive processes that allow the flexible modification of thought and behaviour in response to changing cognitive or environmental contexts. Their impairment is common in neurodegenerative disorders. Executive deficits negatively affect everyday activities and hamper the ability to cope with other deficits, such as memory impairment in Alzheimer's disease or behavioural disorders in frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Our study aime...

  15. Formal analysis of executions of organizational scenarios based on process-oriented models

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    Popova, V.; Sharpanskykh, A.

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents various formal techniques for analysis of executions of organizational scenarios based on process-oriented models of organizations. Process-oriented models describe (prescribe) ordering and timing relations on organizational processes, modes of use of resources, allocations of actors to processes etc. The actual execution may diverge from scenarios (pre)defined by a model. A part of techniques proposed in this paper is dedicated to establishing the correspondence between a...

  16. DECOVALEX II PROJECT Executive Summary

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    DECOVALEX II project started in November 1995 as a continuation of the DECOVALEX I project, which was completed at the end of 1994. The project was initiated by recognising the fact that a proper evaluation of the current capacities of numerical modelling of the coupled T-H-M processes in fractured media is needed not only for small scale, well controlled laboratory test cases such as those studied in DECOVALEX I, but also for less characterised, more complex and realistic in-situ experiments. This executive summary presents the motivation, structure, objectives, approaches, and highlights of the main tasks and main achievements of the DECOVALEX II project from 1995-1999. The main source of the materials came from four technical reports the project prepared by the project Secretariat, which, in turn, were based on numerous progress reports produced by a large number of international research teams over the three and half year period. The editors of this summary, together with the Steering Committee of the DECOVALEX II project, feel very encouraged by the progresses which have been made during the project time and very positive about the usefulness of the achievements reached by the project to the larger international community of scientific research and management of radioactive wastes in different countries. We sincerely hope that continued efforts be made to forward the research carried out in both DECOVALEX I and DECOVALEX II projects so that the disposal of radioactive waste could be managed on a more reliable scientific basis

  17. Secure Execution of Distributed Session Programs

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    Nuno Alves

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The development of the SJ Framework for session-based distributed programming is part of recent and ongoing research into integrating session types and practical, real-world programming languages. SJ programs featuring session types (protocols are statically checked by the SJ compiler to verify the key property of communication safety, meaning that parties engaged in a session only communicate messages, including higher-order communications via session delegation, that are compatible with the message types expected by the recipient. This paper presents current work on security aspects of the SJ Framework. Firstly, we discuss our implementation experience from improving the SJ Runtime platform with security measures to protect and augment communication safety at runtime. We implement a transport component for secure session execution that uses a modified TLS connection with authentication based on the Secure Remote Password (SRP protocol. The key technical point is the delicate treatment of secure session delegation to counter a previous vulnerability. We find that the modular design of the SJ Runtime, based on the notion of an Abstract Transport for session communication, supports rapid extension to utilise additional transports whilst separating this concern from the application-level session programming task. In the second part of this abstract, we formally prove the target security properties by modelling the extended SJ delegation protocols in the pi-calculus.

  18. Acceleration of a procedure to generate fractal curves of a given dimension through the probabilistic analysis of execution time

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    Cebrian, Manuel; Ortega, Alfonso

    2008-01-01

    In a previous work, the authors proposed a Grammatical Evolution algorithm to automatically generate Lindenmayer Systems which represent fractal curves with a pre-determined fractal dimension. This paper gives strong statistical evidence that the probability distributions of the execution time of that algorithm exhibits a heavy tail with an hyperbolic probability decay for long executions, which explains the erratic performance of different executions of the algorithm. Three different restart strategies have been incorporated in the algorithm to mitigate the problems associated to heavy tail distributions: the first assumes full knowledge of the execution time probability distribution, the second and third assume no knowledge. These strategies exploit the fact that the probability of finding a solution in short executions is non-negligible and yield a severe reduction, both in the expected execution time (up to one order of magnitude) and in its variance, which is reduced from an infinite to a finite value.

  19. Fractional Order Element Based Impedance Matching

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    Radwan, Ahmed Gomaa

    2014-06-24

    Disclosed are various embodiments of methods and systems related to fractional order element based impedance matching. In one embodiment, a method includes aligning a traditional Smith chart (|.alpha.|=1) with a fractional order Smith chart (|.alpha.|.noteq.1). A load impedance is located on the traditional Smith chart and projected onto the fractional order Smith chart. A fractional order matching element is determined by transitioning along a matching circle of the fractional order Smith chart based at least in part upon characteristic line impedance. In another embodiment, a system includes a fractional order impedance matching application executed in a computing device. The fractional order impedance matching application includes logic that obtains a first set of Smith chart coordinates at a first order, determines a second set of Smith chart coordinates at a second order, and determines a fractional order matching element from the second set of Smith chart coordinates.

  20. Nuclear Regulatory Authority Act, 2015 (Act 895)

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    An Act to establish a Nuclear Regulatory Authority in Ghana. This Act provides for the regulation and management of activities and practices for the peaceful use of nuclear material or energy, and to provide for the protection of persons and the environment against the harmful effects of radiation; and to ensure the effective implementation of the country’s international obligations and for related matters. This Act replaced the Radiation Protection Instrument, of 1993 (LI 1559).

  1. 78 FR 42982 - National Science Board; Sunshine Act Meetings; Notice

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    2013-07-18

    ... to the National Science Board Web site www.nsf.gov/nsb for additional information. Meeting... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION National Science Board; Sunshine Act Meetings; Notice The National Science Board's Executive...

  2. Climate - Understanding climate change in order to act

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    In a first part, the author proposes an overview of considerations about climate change and global warming. He discusses greenhouse gas emissions and their perspectives of evolution (IPCC scenarios, recent assessments, unreachable objectives). He comments and discusses the consequences and effects of climate change and global warming (impact on the biosphere and predictable consequences, the largely unknown issue of oceans). He comments the relationship between warming and meteorological evolutions (what is sure and what is not, what is due to climate change and what is not), and the associated risks and hazards

  3. The Executive and the Elephant A Leader's Guide for Achieving Inner Excellence

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    Daft, Richard L

    2010-01-01

    Lessons for leaders on resolving the ongoing struggle between instinct and the creative mind. Kings, heads of government, and corporate executives lead thousands of people and manage endless resources, but may not have mastery over themselves. Often leaders know that right action is important, but have little (if any) understanding of what prevents them from acting in accordance with their intentions. In this important book, leadership expert Richard Daft portrays this dilemma as a struggle between instinct (elephant) and intention (the executive) using the most current research on the intenti

  4. Social inappropriateness, executive control, and aging.

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    Henry, Julie D; von Hippel, William; Baynes, Kate

    2009-03-01

    Age-related deficits in executive control might lead to socially inappropriate behavior if they compromise the ability to withhold inappropriate responses. Consistent with this possibility, older adults in the current study showed greater social inappropriateness than younger adults--as rated by their peers--and this effect was mediated by deficits in executive control as well as deficits in general cognitive ability. Older adults also responded with greater social inappropriateness to a provocative event in the laboratory, but this effect was unrelated to executive functioning or general cognitive ability. These findings suggest that changes in both social and cognitive factors are important in understanding age-related changes in social behavior.

  5. Nurse executives' perspectives on succession planning.

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    Beyers, Marjorie

    2006-06-01

    Six nurse executives from 5 settings were interviewed to learn more about how succession planning is being applied in today's practice. Their experiences, presented in this article, provide a snapshot of ways succession planning can be applied in different organizations. Interviewees share their personal philosophy, concepts, and approaches to succession planning. Although these nurse executives approach succession planning differently, they share a belief that succession planning is embedded in the nurse executive role and that succession planning is key to sustaining quality nursing practice. Insights and recommendations for further study of succession planning are summarized.

  6. Malaysia; 2010 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Malaysia

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    2010-01-01

    Strong fundamentals and countercyclical policies have helped Malaysia during the global financial crisis. Executive Directors welcomed the authorities' challenge to make progress toward economic growth and structural transformation. Directors welcomed the consolidation effort in the 2010 budget, and stressed that a sound and sustained fiscal adjustment is essential. Directors appreciated the monetary policy stance to sustain noninflation growth. They welcomed the new Central Bank Act, which r...

  7. 78 FR 77125 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board; Membership

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    2013-12-20

    .... Higginbotham, Director, Executive Resources Division, 3606A, Office of Human Resources, Office of... initial appraisal of a senior executive's performance by the supervisor, along with any recommendations to...), Director, Executive Resources Division, Office of Human Resources, Office of Administration and...

  8. 77 FR 65685 - Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board; Membership

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    2012-10-30

    .... Higginbotham, Director, Executive Resources Division, 3606A, Office of Human Resources, Office of... initial appraisal of a senior executive's performance by the supervisor, along with any recommendations to...), Director, Executive Resources Division, Office of Human Resources, Office of Administration and...

  9. Order-splitting and long-memory in an order-driven market

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    Yamamoto, R.; LeBaron, B.

    2010-01-01

    Recent empirical research has documented long-memories of trading volume, volatility, and order-signs in stock markets. We conjecture that traders' order-splitting is related to these empirical features. This study conducts simulations on an order-driven economy where agents split their orders into small pieces and execute piece by piece to reduce price impact. We demonstrate that we can replicate the long-memories in our order-splitting economy and conclude that order-splitting can be a possible cause for these empirical properties.

  10. The Unrealised Gains of Executive Development

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    Ruigrok, Winfried; Thoma, Axel

    2014-01-01

    According to the St.Gallen Executive Education Survey, companies are dissatisfied with their leadership and development programmes and are exploring new ways to set priorities and measure effectiveness.

  11. Prospective memory and executive function in schizophrenia.

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    Kondel, Tejinder K

    2002-01-01

    Experimental studies of normal subjects have shown that the intention to perform an action speeds word recognition for items related to that intention (Goschke & Kuhl, 1993). This phenomenon--the intention superiority effect (ISE)--is thought to be mediated by frontal executive functions. Since schizophrenia is characteristically associated with forms of frontal-executive dysfunction, an impaired ISE might be expected in this patient group. A script-learning paradigm was used to investigate the ISE in 10 schizophrenics who do show evidence of executive dysfunction and in 10 who do not. As predicted, only the former showed an ISE; however, all schizophrenics showed an ISE to words semantically related to the intention. It seems that the ability to form specific intentions is impaired only in schizophrenics with executive dysfunction; however, they retain the ability to form more generalized intentions. PMID:12030477

  12. Management report of the executive board 2005

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    This 2005 report of the executive board of the group AREVA provides information on the following five topics: 1 - asset of financial position and performance with the human resources and the environmental report. 2 - general information on the company and share capital. 3 - the regulated agreements. 4 - information regarding executive management and supervisory bodies. 5 - annual general meeting of shareholders of may 2, 2006 and financial statements and notes. (A.L.B.)

  13. Women and nurse executives. Finally, some advantages.

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    Borman, J S

    1993-10-01

    How do chief nurse executives (CNEs) and chief executive officers (CEOs) compare on selected components of organizational socialization, and do differences exist between genders? To answer these questions, the author compared 127 male CEOs, 127 female CEOs, 232 female CNEs, and 117 male CNEs on their self-reported leadership styles, managerial values, and skills. The differences found between both genders and positions on all measures are largely advantageous to women and nurses in healthcare administration. PMID:8410326

  14. Management report of the executive board 2005

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    2005-07-01

    This 2005 report of the executive board of the group AREVA provides information on the following five topics: 1 - asset of financial position and performance with the human resources and the environmental report. 2 - general information on the company and share capital. 3 - the regulated agreements. 4 - information regarding executive management and supervisory bodies. 5 - annual general meeting of shareholders of may 2, 2006 and financial statements and notes. (A.L.B.)

  15. Adaptive Test Case Execution in Practice

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    Calamé, Jens

    2007-01-01

    Behavior-oriented Adaptation in Testing (BAiT) is a toolset, which supports test generation and execution for deterministic and nondeterministic systems with data. It covers the generation of test cases from a (formal) system specification and test purposes, the identification and selection of test data during test execution and, where necessary and possible, the dynamic adaptation of a test run to the reactions of the implementation under test. The test generation part of the toolset is base...

  16. Longitudinal antecedents of executive function in preschoolers

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    Conway, Anne; Stifter, Cynthia A.

    2012-01-01

    Despite an extensive history underscoring the role of social processes and child contributions to the development of executive functions (Lewis & Carpendale, 2009; Vygotsky, 1987), research on these relations is sparse. To address this gap, sixty-eight mother-child dyads were examined to determine whether maternal attention-directing behaviors (attention-maintaining, attention-redirection) and toddlers’ temperament predicted executive processes during preschool (mean age = 4.5 years, SD = 0.4...

  17. Gender balance in the ECB's executive board

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    Moretti, Laura

    2012-01-01

    The latest appointment to the ECB's Executive Board initiated a political dispute between the European Parliament and the Euro Group on the question of representation of females on the Executive Board and the Governing Council of the ECB. The dispute has raised awareness to the fact that a culture of equality and equal opportunity should be built from the ground up. A long term plan helping talented women to emerge and be prepared to take increasing responsibilities is necessary to make sure ...

  18. Chief executive pay and remuneration committee independence

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    Gregory-Smith, I.

    2012-01-01

    This article tests the impact of remuneration committee independence on Chief Executive (CEO) pay. FTSE350 companies between 1996 and 2008 are used to assess whether remuneration committees facilitate optimal contracting or whether CEOs capture the pay-setting process and inflate their own remuneration. This panel has a number of advantages over prior samples and, in particular, contains a more comprehensive assessment of non-executive directors' independence. No evidence of a relationship be...

  19. Optimal Exercise Prices for Executive Stock Options

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    Murphy, Kevin J; Hall, Brian J.

    2000-01-01

    Although exercise prices for executive stock options can be set either below or above the grant-date market price, in practice virtually all options are granted at the money. We offer an economic rationale for this apparent puzzle, by showing that pay-to-performance incentives for risk-averse undiversified executives are typically maximized by setting exercise prices at (or near) the grant-date market price. We provide an operationally useful alternative to Black-Scholes (1973) for the purpos...

  20. Executive dysfunction, brain aging, and political leadership.

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    Fisher, Mark; Franklin, David L; Post, Jerrold M

    2014-01-01

    Decision-making is an essential component of executive function, and a critical skill of political leadership. Neuroanatomic localization studies have established the prefrontal cortex as the critical brain site for executive function. In addition to the prefrontal cortex, white matter tracts as well as subcortical brain structures are crucial for optimal executive function. Executive function shows a significant decline beginning at age 60, and this is associated with age-related atrophy of prefrontal cortex, cerebral white matter disease, and cerebral microbleeds. Notably, age-related decline in executive function appears to be a relatively selective cognitive deterioration, generally sparing language and memory function. While an individual may appear to be functioning normally with regard to relatively obvious cognitive functions such as language and memory, that same individual may lack the capacity to integrate these cognitive functions to achieve normal decision-making. From a historical perspective, global decline in cognitive function of political leaders has been alternatively described as a catastrophic event, a slowly progressive deterioration, or a relatively episodic phenomenon. Selective loss of executive function in political leaders is less appreciated, but increased utilization of highly sensitive brain imaging techniques will likely bring greater appreciation to this phenomenon. Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was an example of a political leader with a well-described neurodegenerative condition (cerebral amyloid angiopathy) that creates a neuropathological substrate for executive dysfunction. Based on the known neuroanatomical and neuropathological changes that occur with aging, we should probably assume that a significant proportion of political leaders over the age of 65 have impairment of executive function. PMID:25901887

  1. Executive Functioning in Highly Talented Soccer Players

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    Lot Verburgh; Scherder, Erik J. A.; Van Lange, Paul A. M.; Jaap Oosterlaan

    2014-01-01

    Executive functions might be important for successful performance in sports, particularly in team sports requiring quick anticipation and adaptation to continuously changing situations in the field. The executive functions motor inhibition, attention and visuospatial working memory were examined in highly talented soccer players. Eighty-four highly talented youth soccer players (mean age 11.9), and forty-two age-matched amateur soccer players (mean age 11.8) in the age range 8 to 16 years per...

  2. Supply chain management resources, capabilities and execution

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    Kotzab, Herbert; Teller, Christoph; Grant, David; Friis, Anders

    2015-01-01

    This paper identifies inter- and intra-organisational management resources that determine the level of execution of inter-firm alliance supply chain management (SCM). By drawing on network and resource-based view theories, a conceptual model proposes the effects of SCM resources and capabilities as influencing factors on SCM execution. The model was tested using survey data from studies conducted in two European supply chain environments. Variance-based structural equation modelling confirmed...

  3. Executive Education at a Crossroads

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    EVELINE CHAO

    2008-01-01

    @@ In January 2006, BusinessWeek published an article called "China's B-School Boom," noting the flood of Western educational institutions setting up programs in China, in order to "tap into the enormous demand for talent created by China's white-hot economy."

  4. Adaptive Execution of Jobs in Computational Grid Environment

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    Sarbani Roy; Nandini Mukherjee

    2009-01-01

    In a computational grid,jobs must adapt to the dynamically changing heterogeneous environment with an objective of maintaining the quality of service.In order to enable adaptive execution of multiple jobs running concurrently in a computational grid,we propose all integrated performance-based resource management framework that is supported by a multi-agent system(MAS).The multi-agent system initially allocates the jobs onto different resource providers based on a resource selection algorithm.Later,during runtime,if performance of any job degrades or quality of service cannot be maintained for some reason(resource failure or overloading),the multi-agent system assists the job to adapt to the system. This paper focuses on a part of our framework in which adaptive execution facility is supported.Adaptive execution facility is avmled by reallocation and local tuning of jobs.Mobile,as well as static agents are employed for this purpose.The paper provides a summary of the design and implementation and demonstrates the efficiency of the framework by conducting experiments on a local grid test bed.

  5. Ordered delinquency: the "effects" of birth order on delinquency.

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    Cundiff, Patrick R

    2013-08-01

    Juvenile delinquency has long been associated with birth order in popular culture. While images of the middle child acting out for attention or the rebellious youngest child readily spring to mind, little research has attempted to explain why. Drawing from Adlerian birth order theory and Sulloway's born-to-rebel hypothesis, I examine the relationship between birth order and a variety of delinquent outcomes during adolescence. Following some recent research on birth order and intelligence, I use new methods that allow for the examination of between-individual and within-family differences to better address the potential spurious relationship. My findings suggest that contrary to popular belief, the relationship between birth order and delinquency is spurious. Specifically, I find that birth order effects on delinquency are spurious and largely products of the analytic methods used in previous tests of the relationship. The implications of this finding are discussed.

  6. Ordered delinquency: the "effects" of birth order on delinquency.

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    Cundiff, Patrick R

    2013-08-01

    Juvenile delinquency has long been associated with birth order in popular culture. While images of the middle child acting out for attention or the rebellious youngest child readily spring to mind, little research has attempted to explain why. Drawing from Adlerian birth order theory and Sulloway's born-to-rebel hypothesis, I examine the relationship between birth order and a variety of delinquent outcomes during adolescence. Following some recent research on birth order and intelligence, I use new methods that allow for the examination of between-individual and within-family differences to better address the potential spurious relationship. My findings suggest that contrary to popular belief, the relationship between birth order and delinquency is spurious. Specifically, I find that birth order effects on delinquency are spurious and largely products of the analytic methods used in previous tests of the relationship. The implications of this finding are discussed. PMID:23719623

  7. A Principal Components Analysis of Executive Processes: Exploring the Structure of Executive Functions using Neuropsychological Tests

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    Maner, Safir

    2011-01-01

    Whether executive system is a unified or separable structure is still a matter of debate. Using an individual differences approach, this study investigated the structure of five hypothesized executive functions (“Updating”, “Shifting,” “Inhibition”, “Dual-Tasking” and “Planning”) and their relationship to “Intelligence”. The separability of these executive functions was explored. Ten neuropsychological tests were administered to young and healthy participants (N =103). Correlations between t...

  8. Bifactor Modeling of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) in a Chilean Sample.

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    Pérez-Salas, Claudia Paz; Ramos, Carlos; Oliva, Karen; Ortega, Alonso

    2016-06-01

    The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Functions evaluates executive functioning through the observation of students' performance in real contexts. Most psychometric studies of the scale have only tested the first-order structure, despite the hierarchical configuration of its theoretical model. A bifactor model was conducted on a normative sample of 5- to 18-year-old Chileans (M age = 11.3 years, SD = 3.7) to test a hierarchical structure of three first-order factors and an independent second-order factor. Bifactor analyses showed best fit for the proposed hierarchical structure. Findings supported a method to evaluate executive functioning models that provides a general global factor score that may complement existing indices and thus help clinicians to make better inferences. PMID:27216945

  9. Policy Perspective: Meeting the Challenge of the DOE Order 436.1 Departmental Sustainability - 12527

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    DOE's Sustainability Performance Office is working to meet sustainability goals at DOE by implementing Executive Orders, Departmental policy, the DOE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP) and legislation related to sustainability. Through implementation of Executive Orders, Departmental policy, the SSPP, statutory requirements and regular reporting, analysis and communication, DOE's SPO is working to maintain and expand DOE's leadership in sustainability. (authors)

  10. Prevalence of executive dysfunction in cocaine, heroin and alcohol users enrolled in therapeutic communities.

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    Fernández-Serrano, María José; Pérez-García, Miguel; Perales, José C; Verdejo-García, Antonio

    2010-01-10

    Many studies have observed relevant executive alterations in polysubstance users but no data have been generated in terms of prevalence of these alterations. Studies of the prevalence of neuropsychological impairment can be useful in the design and implementations of interventional programs for substance abusers. The present study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of neuropsychological impairment in different components of executive functions in polysubstance users enrolled in therapeutic communities. Moreover, we estimated the effect size of the differences in the executive performance between polysubstance users and non substance users in order to know which neuropsychological tasks can be useful to detect alterations in the executive functions. Study results showed a high prevalence of executive function impairment in polysubstance users. Working memory was the component with the highest impairment proportion, followed by fluency, shifting, planning, multi-tasking and interference. Comparisons between user groups showed very similar executive impairment prevalence for all the analyzed executive components. The best discriminating task between users and controls was Arithmetic (Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, WAIS-III). Moreover FAS and Ruff Figural Fluency Test was discriminating for fluency, Category Test for shifting, Stroop Colour-Word Interference Test for interference, Zoo Map (Behavioural Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome, BADS) for planning and Six Elements (BADS) for multi-tasking. The existence of significant prevalence of executive impairment in polysubstance users reveals the need to redirect the actuation policies in the field of drug-dependency towards the creation of treatments addressed at the executive deficits of the participants, which in turn would facilitate the individuals' compliance and final rehabilitation. PMID:19836375

  11. Order of the 8 december 2003 fixing the modalities of implementing of the ionizing radiation protection for workers working in aircraft in flight; Arrete du 8 decembre 2003 fixant les modalites de mise en oeuvre de la protection contre les rayonnements ionisants des travailleurs affectes a l'execution de taches a bord d'aeronefs en vol

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    2004-02-15

    This order concerns the cosmic radiation exposure for workers working in aircraft in flight. The individual exposure of any workers to an effective dose of more than 1 mSv per year, have to be evaluated. (A.L.B.)

  12. IDC Reengineering Phase 2 & 3 Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) Cost Estimate Summary (Leveraged NDC Case).

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    Harris, James M.; Prescott, Ryan; Dawson, Jericah M.; Huelskamp, Robert M.

    2014-11-01

    Sandia National Laboratories has prepared a ROM cost estimate for budgetary planning for the IDC Reengineering Phase 2 & 3 effort, based on leveraging a fully funded, Sandia executed NDC Modernization project. This report provides the ROM cost estimate and describes the methodology, assumptions, and cost model details used to create the ROM cost estimate. ROM Cost Estimate Disclaimer Contained herein is a Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) cost estimate that has been provided to enable initial planning for this proposed project. This ROM cost estimate is submitted to facilitate informal discussions in relation to this project and is NOT intended to commit Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) or its resources. Furthermore, as a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), Sandia must be compliant with the Anti-Deficiency Act and operate on a full-cost recovery basis. Therefore, while Sandia, in conjunction with the Sponsor, will use best judgment to execute work and to address the highest risks and most important issues in order to effectively manage within cost constraints, this ROM estimate and any subsequent approved cost estimates are on a 'full-cost recovery' basis. Thus, work can neither commence nor continue unless adequate funding has been accepted and certified by DOE.

  13. INL Site Executable Plan for Energy and Transportation Fuels Management

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    Ernest L. Fossum

    2008-11-01

    It is the policy of the Department of Energy (DOE) that sustainable energy and transportation fuels management will be integrated into DOE operations to meet obligations under Executive Order (EO) 13423 "Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management," the Instructions for Implementation of EO 13423, as well as Guidance Documents issued in accordance thereto and any modifcations or amendments that may be issued from time to time. In furtherance of this obligation, DOE established strategic performance-based energy and transportation fuels goals and strategies through the Transformational Energy Action Management (TEAM) Initiative, which were incorporated into DOE Order 430.2B "Departmental Energy, Renewable energy, and Transportation Management" and were also identified in DOE Order 450.1A, "Environmental Protection Program." These goals and accompanying strategies are to be implemented by DOE sites through the integration of energy and transportation fuels management into site Environmental Management Systems (EMS).

  14. Marine Mammal Protection Act

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA or Act) prohibits, with certain exceptions, the "take" of marine mammals in U.S. waters and by U.S. citizens on the high...

  15. Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

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    ... services—including both ER visits and inpatient hospitalizations—ACT team members are also well-connected with local hospitals and have the ability to work with hospital and emergency room staff. ACT teams ...

  16. ACTS data center

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    Syed, Ali; Vogel, Wolfhard J.

    1993-01-01

    Viewgraphs on ACTS Data Center status report are included. Topics covered include: ACTS Data Center Functions; data flow overview; PPD flow; RAW data flow; data compression; PPD distribution; RAW Data Archival; PPD Audit; and data analysis.

  17. 12 CFR 570.5 - Enforcement of orders.

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    2010-01-01

    ... association fails to comply with an order issued under section 39 of the FDI Act, the OTS may seek enforcement of the order in the appropriate United States district court pursuant to section 8(i)(1) of the FDI Act. (b) Administrative remedies. Pursuant to section 8(i)(2)(A) of the FDI Act, the OTS may assess...

  18. Toward synthesizing executable models in biology.

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    Fisher, Jasmin; Piterman, Nir; Bodik, Rastislav

    2014-01-01

    Over the last decade, executable models of biological behaviors have repeatedly provided new scientific discoveries, uncovered novel insights, and directed new experimental avenues. These models are computer programs whose execution mechanistically simulates aspects of the cell's behaviors. If the observed behavior of the program agrees with the observed biological behavior, then the program explains the phenomena. This approach has proven beneficial for gaining new biological insights and directing new experimental avenues. One advantage of this approach is that techniques for analysis of computer programs can be applied to the analysis of executable models. For example, one can confirm that a model agrees with experiments for all possible executions of the model (corresponding to all environmental conditions), even if there are a huge number of executions. Various formal methods have been adapted for this context, for example, model checking or symbolic analysis of state spaces. To avoid manual construction of executable models, one can apply synthesis, a method to produce programs automatically from high-level specifications. In the context of biological modeling, synthesis would correspond to extracting executable models from experimental data. We survey recent results about the usage of the techniques underlying synthesis of computer programs for the inference of biological models from experimental data. We describe synthesis of biological models from curated mutation experiment data, inferring network connectivity models from phosphoproteomic data, and synthesis of Boolean networks from gene expression data. While much work has been done on automated analysis of similar datasets using machine learning and artificial intelligence, using synthesis techniques provides new opportunities such as efficient computation of disambiguating experiments, as well as the ability to produce different kinds of models automatically from biological data. PMID:25566538

  19. Towards Synthesizing Executable Models in Biology

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    Jasmin eFisher

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Over the last decade, executable models of biological behaviors have repeatedly provided new scientific discoveries, uncovered novel insights, and directed new experimental avenues. These models are computer programs whose execution mechanistically simulates aspects of the cell’s behaviors. If the observed behavior of the program agrees with the observed biological behavior, then the program explains the phenomena. This approach has proven beneficial for gaining new biological insights and directing new experimental avenues. One advantage of this approach is that techniques for analysis of computer programs can be applied to the analysis of executable models. For example, one can confirm that a model agrees with experiments for all possible executions of the model (corresponding to all environmental conditions, even if there are a huge number of executions. Various formal methods have been adapted for this context, for example, model checking or symbolic analysis of state spaces. To avoid manual construction of executable models, one can apply synthesis, a method to produce programs automatically from high-level specifications. In the context of biological modelling, synthesis would correspond to extracting executable models from experimental data. We survey recent results about the usage of the techniques underlying synthesis of computer programs for the inference of biological models from experimental data. We describe synthesis of biological models from curated mutation experiment data, inferring network connectivity models from phosphoproteomic data, and synthesis of Boolean networks from gene expression data. While much work has been done on automated analysis of similar datasets using machine learning and artificial intelligence, using synthesis techniques provides new opportunities such as efficient computation of disambiguating experiments, as well as the ability to produce different kinds of models automatically from biological data.

  20. Executive control of attention in narcolepsy.

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    Sophie Bayard

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Narcolepsy with cataplexy (NC is a disabling sleep disorder characterized by early loss of hypocretin neurons that project to areas involved in the attention network. We characterized the executive control of attention in drug-free patients with NC to determine whether the executive deficits observed in patients with NC are specific to the disease itself or whether they reflect performance changes due to the severity of excessive daytime sleepiness. METHODOLOGY: Twenty-two patients with NC compared to 22 patients with narcolepsy without cataplexy (NwC matched for age, gender, intellectual level, objective daytime sleepiness and number of sleep onset REM periods (SOREMPs were studied. Thirty-two matched healthy controls were included. All participants underwent a standardized interview, completed questionnaires, and neuropsychological tests. All patients underwent a polysomnography followed by multiple sleep latency tests (MSLT, with neuropsychological evaluation performed the same day between MSLT sessions. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Irrespective of diagnosis, patients reported higher self-reported attentional complaints associated with the intensity of depressive symptoms. Patients with NC performed slower and more variably on simple reaction time tasks than patients with NwC, who did not differ from controls. Patients with NC and NwC generally performed slower, reacted more variably, and made more errors than controls on executive functioning tests. Individual profile analyses showed a clear heterogeneity of the severity of executive deficit. This severity was related to objective sleepiness, higher number of SOREMPs on the MSLT, and lower intelligence quotient. The nature and severity of the executive deficits were unrelated to NC and NwC diagnosis. CONCLUSIONS: We demonstrated that drug-free patients with NC and NwC complained of attention deficit, with altered executive control of attention being explained by the severity of objective

  1. Nuclear Installations Act 1965

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    This Act governs all activities related to nuclear installations in the United Kingdom. It provides for the licensing procedure for nuclear installations, the duties of licensees, the competent authorities and carriers of nuclear material in respect of nuclear occurrences, as well as for the system of third party liability and compensation for nuclear damage. The Act repeals the Nuclear Installations (Licensing and Insurance) Act 1959 and the Nuclear Installations (Amendment Act) 1965 except for its Section 17(2). (NEA)

  2. A method for critical software event execution reliability in high assurance systems

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    Kidd, M.E.C.

    1997-03-01

    This paper presents a method for Critical Software Event Execution Reliability (Critical SEER). The Critical SEER method is intended for high assurance software that operates in an environment where transient upsets could occur, causing a disturbance of the critical software event execution order, which could cause safety or security hazards. The method has a finite automata based module that watches (hence SEER) and tracks the critical events and ensures they occur in the proper order or else a fail safe state is forced. This method is applied during the analysis, design and implementation phases of software engineering.

  3. Acting Techniques That Work on the Job%有助于工作的表演技巧

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    Kate Lorenz; 邵阳

    2005-01-01

    @@ If all the world's a stage, it's no wonder those with performing arts backgrounds doso well in non-theater jobs like politician, educator or business executive. And it's no coincidence that many young executives are turning to acting classes1 to help build their confidence and create a stronger presence2.

  4. Forgetting ACT UP

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    Juhasz, Alexandra

    2012-01-01

    When ACT UP is remembered as the pinnacle of postmodern activism, other forms and forums of activism that were taking place during that time--practices that were linked, related, just modern, in dialogue or even opposition to ACT UP's "confrontational activism"--are forgotten. In its time, ACT UP was embedded in New York City, and a larger world,…

  5. Smart Order Routing Technology in the New European Equity Trading Landscape

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    Ende, Bartholomäus; Gomber, Peter; Lutat, Marco

    In Europe, fragmentation of execution venues has been triggered by increasing competition among markets and a new regulatory environment set up by MiFID. Against this background, IT-based sophisticated order routing systems (Smart Order Routing systems) promise to assure efficiency despite fragmented markets. This raises the question on the relevance and economic value of this technology in European equity trading. Based on order book data for EURO STOXX 50 securities of ten European electronic execution venues, this paper assesses the potential of Smart Order Routing technology by measuring the performance of actual executions in European order book trading relative to a Smart Order Router implementation that detects and accesses best European prices. We identify 6.71% full trade troughs and 6.45% partial trade-throughs in our dataset enabling for significant absolute and relative savings. This indicates that Smart Order Routing technology can provide business value by improving order executions in European cross-tradable equities.

  6. Reflection and Optimization of Primary English Teachers’Speech Acts Based on Speech Act Theory

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    HU Qi-hai

    2015-01-01

    The primary English teacher's speech acts have major impact on foreign language teaching and learning in primary school. Application of teacher,s speech acts in the classroom is actually a kind of selective process. From the perspective of Speech Act Theory, primary English teachers can optimize their speech acts with the strategies of activating the greetings with proper con⁃text information, standardizing teacher talk, choosing suitable questions,providing appropriate feedback for pupils ’classroom per⁃formances in order to improve the effectiveness of primary teachers,classroom speech acts.

  7. 8 CFR 1003.0 - Executive Office for Immigration Review.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 8 Aliens and Nationality 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Executive Office for Immigration Review. 1003.0 Section 1003.0 Aliens and Nationality EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE GENERAL PROVISIONS EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW § 1003.0 Executive Office...

  8. 48 CFR 552.270-3 - Parties To Execute Lease.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Parties To Execute Lease... Parties To Execute Lease. As prescribed in 570.602, insert the following provision: Parties To Execute Lease (SEP 1999) (a) If the lease is executed by an attorney, agent, or trustee on behalf of the...

  9. ONKALO POSE experiment. Phase 3: execution and monitoring

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    In-depth knowledge of the in situ stress state at the Olkiluoto site is critical for stability assessment both prior to and after deposition of spent nuclear fuel in order to understand and avoid potential damage to the rock at the site. Posiva's Olkiluoto Spalling Experiment (POSE) was designed specifically for this purpose with three primary goals: establish the in situ spalling/damage strength of Olkiluoto migmatitic gneiss, establish the state of in situ stress at the -345 m depth level and act as a Prediction-Outcome (P-O) exercise. Phases 1 and 2 of POSE are outlined in WR 2012-60. The objectives of the third phase of the POSE experiment are the same as the original objectives outlined above. This report outlines the execution and results of the third phase of the POSE experiment. The third phase of the experiment involved internally heating the third experimental hole (ONK-EH3) of the POSE niche in order to cause a symmetrical thermal stress increase around the hole due to the thermal expansion of rock. This thermomechanically induced stress increase, coupled with the estimated existing in situ stress state, should cause the maximum principal stress around the hole to exceed the predicted spalling strength of the rock around the hole. ONK-EH3 is located almost completely in pegmatitic granite. Four fractures near the top of the hole were mapped after boring ONK-EH3, and a tensile failure located at the contact between mica-rich gneiss and pegmatitic granite was observed 18 months after boring, prior to the experiment. Based on predictive calculations and the estimated in situ state of stress, the maximum principal stress magnitude should reach ca. 100 MPa when the temperature was just below 100 deg C after 12 weeks of heating. There were problems with the heater control unit at the beginning of the experiment, after which heating proceeded according to plan. The crack damage threshold of pegmatitic granite has been determined to be 85 ±17 MPa at Olkiluoto

  10. Building the blocks of executive functioning: differentiating early developing processes contributing to executive functioning skills

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    D.J. Mandell; S.E. Ward

    2011-01-01

    The neural processes that underlie executive function begin to develop in infancy. However, it is unclear how the behavior manifested by these processes are related or if they can be differentiated early in development. This study seeks to examine early emerging executive functioning skills in monke

  11. Modulation of Irisin and Physical Activity on Executive Functions in Obesity and Morbid obesity.

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    Fagundo, A B; Jiménez-Murcia, S; Giner-Bartolomé, C; Agüera, Z; Sauchelli, S; Pardo, M; Crujeiras, A B; Granero, R; Baños, R; Botella, C; de la Torre, R; Fernández-Real, J M; Fernández-García, J C; Frühbeck, G; Rodríguez, A; Mallorquí-Bagué, N; Tárrega, S; Tinahones, F J; Rodriguez, R; Ortega, F; Menchón, J M; Casanueva, F F; Fernández-Aranda, F

    2016-01-01

    Whether the executive profile is different between obesity (OB) and morbid obesity (MO) remains unclear. Recent evidence suggests that physical activity (PA) can act as a cognitive enhancer. Irisin is a recently discovered hormone associated with some of the positive effects of PA. The objective of the study was to investigate the executive profile in OB and MO, and to explore the role of PA and irisin. 114 participants were included (21 OB, 44 MO and 49 healthy controls-HC) in the study and assessed with the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test, Stroop Color and Word Test, and Iowa Gambling Task. All participants were female, aged between 18 and 60 years. Results showed a similar dysfunctional profile on decision making in OB and MO compared with HC. Thus, no specific neuropsychological profiles between OB and MO can be clearly observed in our sample. However, a negative correlation was found between irisin and executive functioning. These results demonstrate a specific executive profile in OB and a relevant and negative modulation of irisin on executive functioning. Although irisin might be a promising target for the treatment of obesity, its effects on cognition might be considered when thinking about its therapeutic use. PMID:27476477

  12. Business judgement rule in Czech Corporations Act

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    Jaromír KOŽIAK

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Czech private law is currently undergoing a thorough transformation. This inclundes adoption of a brand new Corporations Act, which is to supersede the current Commercial Code. The new legislation introduces several new rules governing liability of company executive officers. One of these is business judgment rule. It should provide company executive officers with a certain level of protection against litigantion – if specific terms are met, it is presumed, that they carried out their responsibilities with proper care. I intend to demonstrate, that the czech business judgment rule is flawed, despite the fact that it draws from foreign examples and that this regulation, although seemingly groundbreaking, in fact changes nothing in examination of the decisions of the company executive officers in Czech Republic. The main goal of this article is therefore to analyze and criticize the business judgment rule in the new Czech legislation and to compare it to notable foreign legal systems. The methods used are inductive and deductive reasoning, author‘s own analysis of legal text, comparative method and compilation of available resources relating to the topic of the article.

  13. 75 FR 39625 - Elimination of Flash Order Exception From Rule 602 of Regulation NMS

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    2010-07-09

    ... proposal originally was published in Securities Exchange Act Release No. 60684 (September 18, 2009), 74 FR...), 74 FR 48632 (September 23, 2009) (``Proposing Release''). The Proposing Release contains a detailed... execution in the flash process. \\11\\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 61902 (April 14, 2010), 75...

  14. Act local, think global

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    Tip O'Neill, one of the grand old men of modem US politics, once famously remarked that all politics is local. Like most politicians who succeed on the national stage - and not just in the US - it was a truth he never lost sight of. What is true for politicians is equally true in the communications business. We may increasingly live in a global village, but successful companies - even multi-nationals - forget the importance of local and regional public relations at their peril. Think of Douglas Ivester, the CEO of Coca-Cola at the time of the 1999 Belgian contamination scandal, who allegedly reacted to first reports of the crisis by asking: 'Where the hell is Belgium?' A more appropriate question today - several years after Coke's share price toppled and the CEO was unceremoniously sacked - might be: 'Who the hell is Douglas Nester?' But - to adapt another famous phrase - the fact that communications (and marketing) professionals still need to 'act local' as much as ever before should not blind us to the growing need to 'think global'. In the nuclear industry, as in the world economy generally, increasing global integration is a reality, as are the international nature of the news media and the increasingly global nature of the anti-nuclear pressure groups. Indeed, it was the growing need for a truly global information network to counter these trends, by increasing the overall speed and accuracy of the worldwide nuclear information flow, that led the nuclear community to establish NucNet in 1991. So where exactly is the line between local and regional nuclear communications on the one hand, and global communications on the other? Is there one spin for a regional audience, and another for a global audience? This presentation proposes some guiding principles, by examining the response of nuclear communicators world-wide to the new communications agenda imposed in the wake of the September 11th suicide attacks in the US. NucNet President Doug McRoberts and Executive

  15. The regulation of the determination of executive remuneration

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    Ndzi, Ernestine

    2014-01-01

    Executive remuneration is a prominent issue of corporate governance in the UK. Executive pay packages are regarded as excessive with no apparent link to company performance. This study examines the regulation of the determination of executive remuneration, especially in quoted companies. The study considers the regulation of the determination of executive remuneration as an important foundation that can potentially link executive pay to company performance. The study considers the principles ...

  16. 12 CFR 263.305 - Enforcement of orders.

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    2010-01-01

    ... section 8(i)(1) of the FDI Act. (b) Failure to comply with order. Pursuant to section 8(i)(2)(A) of the FDI Act, the Board may assess a civil money penalty against any State member bank that violates...

  17. Transformational leaders. Ten practices to help executives meet the challenges of the 1990s.

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    Woodard, D A

    1992-11-01

    Today, healthcare chief executive officers (CEOs) face many pressing issues. To survive the 1990s, CEOs must master "transformational practices" such as continuous quality improvement. CEOs can adopt the following 10 practices to help them become transformational leaders: Establish and act on key commitments. Form teams. Establish a job shadow program. Brainstorm more. Befriend the opposition. Communicate more. Wipe out gossip. Look for breakdowns. Revise the appraisal system.

  18. Hypnosis Attenuates Executive Cost of Prospective Memory.

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    Demeter, Gyula; Szendi, István; Juhász, Marianna; Kovács, Zoltán Ambrus; Boncz, István; Keresztes, Attila; Pajkossy, Péter; Racsmány, Mihály

    2016-01-01

    Prospective memory is the ability to formulate and carry out actions at the appropriate time or in the appropriate context. This study aimed to identify the effect of hypnosis on prospective memory performance and to analyze the involvement of executive control processes in intention realization in a hypnotically altered state of consciousness. In 1 experiment, manipulating hypnotic instruction in a within-subject fashion, the authors explored the event-based prospective memory performance of 23 volunteers in 3 conditions: baseline, expectation, and execution. The primary result was that executing prospective memory responses, at the same accuracy rate, produced a significantly lower cost of ongoing responses in terms of response latency in the hypnotic state than in wake condition. PMID:26894423

  19. Empowering Muslim Women Though Executive Coaching & Mentoring

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    Fadila Grine

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines the role and effect of executive coaching and mentoring on the empowerment of Muslim women and enhancing their levels of contribution. It further substantiates the manner in which executive coaching can accommodate both the nature and needs of Muslim women while further unleashing her respective talents, creativity and skills. The study further highlights the role and significance of coaching in spheres relevant to family, as well as social and career development. This study highlights the use of the strategic technique for personal and leadership development set to explore talents, leaders and implicit abilities. Moreover, it exhibits the flexibility of self-coaching and its appropriateness for Muslim women, especially concerning self-development, which in turn influences social and institutional development. This inquiry highlights a number of practical results which emphasizes the viability and efficacy of executive coaching on personal and institutional levels as far as the making of better world for Muslim women is concerned.

  20. Longitudinal antecedents of executive function in preschoolers.

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    Conway, Anne; Stifter, Cynthia A

    2012-01-01

    Despite an extensive history underscoring the role of social processes and child contributions to the development of executive functions (C. Lewis & J. Carpendale, 2009; L. S. Vygotsky, 1987), research on these relations is sparse. To address this gap, 68 mother-child dyads were examined to determine whether maternal attention-directing behaviors (attention maintaining, attention redirection) and toddlers' temperament predicted executive processes during preschool (mean age = 4.5 years, SD = 0.46)-delay and conflict inhibition. Maternal attention maintaining was associated with high levels of conflict inhibition for inhibited and exuberant children, whereas attention redirection was associated with low levels of delay and conflict inhibition for inhibited children. Therefore, maternal attention-directing behaviors may enhance the development of executive functions but only for children with inhibited and exuberant temperaments. PMID:22469209

  1. Fluid intelligence, working memory and executive functioning.

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    Colom, Roberto; Rubio, Víctor J; Shih, Pei Chun; Santacreu, José

    2006-11-01

    The causes underlying the correlation between working memory and fluid intelligence remain unknown. There are some researchers who argue that the answer can be found on the presumed executive component of working memory. However, the available empirical evidence is far from conclusive. The present study tested a sample of 229 participants. Intelligence, working memory, and executive functioning were measured by one analytic reasoning test (TRASI), a dual task combining a primary task of deductive reasoning with a secondary task of counting, and the Tower of Hanoi task, respectively. All the 3 measures were computer administered. The results indicate that the shared variance between executive functioning and working memory do not account for the relationship between intelligence and working memory. Some theoretical implications are discussed. PMID:17296123

  2. On nonlinear reduced order modeling

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    When applied to a model that receives n input parameters and predicts m output responses, a reduced order model estimates the variations in the m outputs of the original model resulting from variations in its n inputs. While direct execution of the forward model could provide these variations, reduced order modeling plays an indispensable role for most real-world complex models. This follows because the solutions of complex models are expensive in terms of required computational overhead, thus rendering their repeated execution computationally infeasible. To overcome this problem, reduced order modeling determines a relationship (often referred to as a surrogate model) between the input and output variations that is much cheaper to evaluate than the original model. While it is desirable to seek highly accurate surrogates, the computational overhead becomes quickly intractable especially for high dimensional model, n ≫ 10. In this manuscript, we demonstrate a novel reduced order modeling method for building a surrogate model that employs only 'local first-order' derivatives and a new tensor-free expansion to efficiently identify all the important features of the original model to reach a predetermined level of accuracy. This is achieved via a hybrid approach in which local first-order derivatives (i.e., gradient) of a pseudo response (a pseudo response represents a random linear combination of original model’s responses) are randomly sampled utilizing a tensor-free expansion around some reference point, with the resulting gradient information aggregated in a subspace (denoted by the active subspace) of dimension much less than the dimension of the input parameters space. The active subspace is then sampled employing the state-of-the-art techniques for global sampling methods. The proposed method hybridizes the use of global sampling methods for uncertainty quantification and local variational methods for sensitivity analysis. In a similar manner to

  3. 76 FR 17730 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC; Notice of Filing and Order Granting...

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    ... broker that has no such economic interest, which should enhance corporate governance and accountability... matters relating to executive compensation, which should enhance corporate accountability to shareholders... Securities Exchange Act Release No. 62775 (August 26, 2010), 75 FR 53725 (September 1,...

  4. Healthcare reform after the Supreme Court ruling: implications for nurse executives.

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    Cady, Rebecca F

    2012-01-01

    On June 28, 2012, the US Supreme Court upheld the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, as amended by the Healthcare and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, with the exception that the Department of Health and Human Services may not withhold existing Medicaid funding from states that refuse to adopt the Medicaid expansion, but rather only new Medicaid funding associated with the expansion. This article will review the impact of this ruling on healthcare providers with a focus on the practice of the nurse executive.

  5. Helping Behavior in Executives' Global Networks

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    Miller, Stewart; Mors, Marie Louise; McDonald, Michael

    2014-01-01

    insiders in their network to be helpful, but geographic location has no effect on expectations of receiving help. With regards to relational dependence: executives who are more dependent on their contacts are more likely to perceive them to be helpful. We also look at whether perceived helpfulness affects...... an executive’s willingness to engage in risky new business development -- an important performance indicator - and indeed find that those executives that perceive their networks to be helpful are more likely to be willing to take risky decisions. We test these arguments using primary data on 1845 relationships...... of 102 partners in a global management consultancy....

  6. Should executive stock options be abandoned?

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    Choe, Chongwoo; Yin, Xiangkang

    2006-01-01

    Recent corporate scandals around the world have led many to single out executive stock options as one of the main culprits. More corporations are abandoning stock options and reverting to restricted stock. This paper argues that such a change is not entirely justifiable. We first provide a critical review of the pros and cons of executive stock options. We then compare option-based contracts with stock-based contracts using a simple principal-agent model with moral-hazard. In a general enviro...

  7. Balancing Acts: Culture as Commodity Among Business Consultants

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    Elias Mellander

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available In this article the authors intend to analyze how the concept of culture is packaged, sold and delivered as a commodity. It is based on an ethnographic study of a Swedish consultancy in the field of cross-cultural communication and the relationship between the company and its clients. The clients were primarily foreign executives working in Sweden or Swedish expatriates, preparing for life abroad. The significance of culture-as-commodity will be explored from the perspective of the company as well as its clients in order to shed light on how the concept of culture can be communicated and what happens to it in the process. The study shows how the company combines theoretical perspectives from anthropology and intercultural communication with the aim to deliver a complex yet accessible understanding of culture to its clients. The analysis shows that these perspectives both clash and synergize, creating contradictions as well as turning culture into an accessible and useful tool for clients. The authors argue that researchers in the field of applied cultural analysis can learn from the example put forth by the balancing act between these two perspectives on culture performed by the company. The authors conclude that although the commodification process reduces and simplifies the meaning(s of culture, the company still manages to put culture on the agenda, demonstrating to its clients how, why, and in what ways it matters to them.

  8. Healh and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

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    The main purpose of this Act is to provide a single comprehensive and integrated system of law dealing with the health, safety and welfare of workpeople, and the health and safety of the public as affected by work activities. The Act establishes a Health and Safety Commission and a Health and Safety Executive to be generally responsible for administering health and safety legislation, including those provisions of the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 governing the licensing of nuclear installations, a function which was exercised by the Secretary of State for Energy and the Secretary of State for Scotland. The provisions of the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 and 1969 which give effect to the Paris Convention and the Brussels Supplementary Convention are not affected by the Act. (NEA)

  9. Statutory Instrument No. 2056, The Nuclear Installations Act 1965 etc. (Repeals and Modifications) Regulations 1974

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    These Regulations contain repeals and modifications of provisions of the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 and a modification of the Nuclear Installations (Dangerous Occurrences) Regulations 1965. They are made in consequence of the establishment on 1st January 1975 of the Health and Safety Executive and the coming into operation on that date of provisions of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 which supersede or affect provisions of the 1965 Act and the 1965 Regulations. (NEA)

  10. Effectiveness comparison of partially executed t-way test suite based generated by existing strategies

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    Othman, Rozmie R.; Ahmad, Mohd Zamri Zahir; Ali, Mohd Shaiful Aziz Rashid; Zakaria, Hasneeza Liza; Rahman, Md. Mostafijur

    2015-05-01

    Consuming 40 to 50 percent of software development cost, software testing is one of the most resource consuming activities in software development lifecycle. To ensure an acceptable level of quality and reliability of a typical software product, it is desirable to test every possible combination of input data under various configurations. Due to combinatorial explosion problem, considering all exhaustive testing is practically impossible. Resource constraints, costing factors as well as strict time-to-market deadlines are amongst the main factors that inhibit such consideration. Earlier work suggests that sampling strategy (i.e. based on t-way parameter interaction or called as t-way testing) can be effective to reduce number of test cases without effecting the fault detection capability. However, for a very large system, even t-way strategy will produce a large test suite that need to be executed. In the end, only part of the planned test suite can be executed in order to meet the aforementioned constraints. Here, there is a need for test engineers to measure the effectiveness of partially executed test suite in order for them to assess the risk they have to take. Motivated by the abovementioned problem, this paper presents the effectiveness comparison of partially executed t-way test suite generated by existing strategies using tuples coverage method. Here, test engineers can predict the effectiveness of the testing process if only part of the original test cases is executed.

  11. ACT Verbal Prep Course

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    Comprehensive Prep for ACT Verbal. Every year, students pay 1,000 and more to test prep companies to prepare for the verbal sections of the ACT. Now you can get the same preparation in a book. The verbal sections are not easy. There is no quick fix that will allow you to "beat" the ACT, but it is very learnable. If you study hard and master the techniques in this book, your score will improve-significantly. The ACT cannot be "beaten." But it can be mastered-through hard work, analytical thought, and by training yourself to think like a test writer. Many of the exercises in this book are design

  12. Radiological Protection Act 1970

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    This Act provides for the establishment of a Radiological Protection Board to undertake research and advise on protection from radiation hazards. Its functions include provision of advice to Government departments with responsibilities in relation to protection of sectors of the community or the community as a whole against the hazards of ionizing radiation. The Act, which lays down that the Board shall replace certain departments concerned with radiation protection, repeals several Sections of the Radioactive Substances Act 1948 and the Science and Technology Act 1965. (NEA)

  13. Adaptive Test Case Execution in Practice

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    Calamé, J.R.

    2007-01-01

    Behavior-oriented Adaptation in Testing (BAiT) is a toolset, which supports test generation and execution for deterministic and nondeterministic systems with data. It covers the generation of test cases from a (formal) system specification and test purposes, the identification and selection of test

  14. Executive Master of Business Administration, Introduction

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    2014-01-01

    Screenshot of EMBA Program Introduction. The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) is a defense-focused general management program for senior Department of Navy officers and senior Department of Navy civilians. The program design and course work capitalizes on the current managerial and leadership experience of program participants.

  15. Executive Function in Williams and Down Syndromes

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    Carney, Daniel P. J.; Brown, Janice H.; Henry, Lucy A.

    2013-01-01

    Williams (WS) and Down (DS) syndromes are characterised by roughly opposing ability profiles. Relative verbal strengths and visuospatial difficulties have been reported in those with WS, while expressive language difficulties have been observed in individuals with DS. Few investigations into the executive function (EF) skills of these groups have…

  16. Organizational Conflicts Perceived by Marketing Executives

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    Ikeda, Ana Akemi; Modesto Veludo-de-Oliveira, Tania; Cortez Campomar, Marcos

    2005-01-01

    This article discusses the conflict phenomenon and examines some strategies to overcome it. Concepts are discussed and employed for the development of an exploratory field survey carried out with Brazilian marketing executives. Results show that conflicts are more felt in the marketing area itself and in near and related areas. Communication is the main source of conflict, followed by different expectations and organizational structure.

  17. Pamplin's executive MBA program partners with SAIC

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    Ho, Sookhan

    2010-01-01

    The Pamplin College of Business and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a Fortune 500 scientific, engineering and technology applications company headquartered in McLean, Va., have formed an alliance to provide a tuition discount for the firm's employees enrolling in the college's executive MBA program.

  18. Executive coaching experiences: A systems psychodynamic perspective

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    Frans Cilliers

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available The Integrated Executive Experiential Learning Coaching model was applied in an information technology organisation. The aim of the research was to analyse and interpret the experiences of seven executives in the form of written essays from the systems psychodynamic perspective. The manifesting themes were, experiential learning facilitates the working through of defences; interdependency facilitates taking responsibility for the self; flight reactions inhibit owning and learning; transcending defences is needed to authorise the self in role; the difficulty of moving from the paranoid-schizoid to the depressive position and valuing all parts of the self; and containment facilitates self-authorisation. Recommendations towards more effective executive coaching are presented. Opsomming Die “Integrated Executive Experiential Learning Coaching model�? is toegepas in ’n inligtings tegnologie organisasie. Die doel van die navorsing was om die ervaring van sewe uitvoerende beamptes in opstel-formaat te analiseer en te interpreteer vanuit die stelsel psigodinamiese benadering. Die manifesterende temas was, ervaringeleer fasiliteer die deurwerk van verdedigingsmeganismes; interafhanklikheid fasiliteer die neem van selfverantwoordelikheid; vlug reaksies inhibeer eienaarskap en leer; die transendering van verdedigings is nodig vir self outorisering; die moeisaamheid van beweeg vanaf die paranoide-skisiode na die depressiewe posisie en waardering van alle gedeeltes van die self; en behouering fasiliteer self-outoriteit. Aanbevelings vir meer effektiewe uitvoerende afrigting is aangebied.

  19. Exergaming immediately enhances children's executive function.

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    Best, John R

    2012-09-01

    The current study examined an important aspect of experience--physical activity--that may contribute to children's executive function. The design attempted to tease apart 2 important aspects of children's exercise by examining the separate and combined effects of acute physical activity and cognitive engagement on an aspect of children's executive functioning. In a 2 × 2 within-subject experimental design, children (N = 33, 6 to 10 years old) completed activities that varied systematically in both physical activity (physically active video games versus sedentary video activities) and cognitive engagement (challenging and interactive video games versus repetitive video activities). Cognitive functioning, including executive function, was assessed after each activity by a modified flanker task (Rueda et al., 2004). Whereas cognitive engagement had no effect on any aspect of task performance, physical activity (i.e., exergaming) enhanced children's speed to resolve interference from conflicting visuospatial stimuli. Age comparisons indicated improvements with age in the accuracy of resolving interference and in overall response time. The results extend past research by showing more precisely how physical activity influences executive function and how this effect differs from the improvements that occur with development.

  20. The Lisbon Strategy's Empowerment of Core Executives

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    Borrás, Susana; Peters, B. Guy

    2011-01-01

    advancing (further) centralization and politicization in national patterns of EU policy co-ordination, empowering core executives. The Lisbon Strategy's ideational elements (‘grand’ goals and politically visible targets) as well as organizational requirements (Spring Council, national programming and annual...

  1. Helping Behavior in Multinational Executive Networks

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    Mors, Marie Louise; Miller, Stewart; McDonald, Michael

    This study develops a framework that draws upon the socio-psychology and network literatures to explain helping behavior in an executive’s multinational network. Focusing on executives' perceptions of willingness to help, we examine network structure (geographic and organizational boundaries...... for the role of network structural characteristics in that organizational boundaries rather than geographic boundaries influence perceived helping behavior....

  2. Executive Compensation and the Cost of Debt

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    Kabir, Rezaul; Li, Hao; Veld-Merkoulova, Yulia V.

    2010-01-01

    We examine how executive compensation affects the cost of debt financing. Analyzing CEO pay data from the UK, we find that debt-like and equity-like pay components have opposite effects on the cost of debt. An increase in defined benefit pensions is associated with lower bond yield spread, while an

  3. Executive Function and Language in Deaf Children

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    Figueras, Berta; Edwards, Lindsey; Langdon, Dawn

    2008-01-01

    The relationship between language and executive function (EF) and their development in children have been the focus of recent debate and are of theoretical and clinical importance. Exploration of these functions in children with a peripheral hearing loss has the potential to be informative from both perspectives. This study compared the EF and…

  4. 76 FR 60757 - Executive Branch Qualified Trusts

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    2011-09-30

    ... portfolio must meet the diversification requirements of Sec. 2634.406(b)(2) of this subpart. (2) In the case... of the trust's portfolio would be materially enhanced. Additionally, as with the blind trust, the... qualified trusts provisions for the executive branch in subparts D and E of 5 CFR part 2634 (see 57 FR...

  5. The Canadian Hospital Executive Simulation System (CHESS).

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    Pink, G H; Knotts, U A; Parrish, L G; Shields, C A

    1991-01-01

    The Canadian Hospital Executive Simulation System (CHESS) is a computer-based management decision-making game designed specifically for Canadian hospital managers. The paper begins with an introduction on the development of business and health services industry-specific simulation games. An overview of CHESS is provided, along with a description of its development and a discussion of its educational benefits. PMID:10109530

  6. Longitudinal Antecedents of Executive Function in Preschoolers

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    Conway, Anne; Stifter, Cynthia A.

    2012-01-01

    Despite an extensive history underscoring the role of social processes and child contributions to the development of executive functions (C. Lewis & J. Carpendale, 2009; L. S. Vygotsky, 1987), research on these relations is sparse. To address this gap, 68 mother-child dyads were examined to determine whether maternal attention-directing behaviors…

  7. Integrated Learning with International Banking Executives

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    Zinke, Sabine; Briault, Steve

    2007-01-01

    The article describes an in-house executive development programme run by the authors in a leading banking group in the CEE region. The programme attempts to follow a systemic approach to learning and contains a mix of elements including action learning, classroom teaching, study, peer support and feedback and "learning visits" to participants'…

  8. Hawaii energy strategy: Executive summary, October 1995

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    1995-10-01

    This is an executive summary to a report on the Hawaii Energy Strategy Program. The topics of the report include the a description of the program including an overview, objectives, policy statement and purpose and objectives; energy strategy policy development; energy strategy projects; current energy situation; modeling Hawaii`s energy future; energy forecasts; reducing energy demand; scenario assessment, and recommendations.

  9. Executive functioning and visual working memory.

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    Lepach, Anja C; Pauls, Franz; Petermann, Franz

    2015-01-01

    The matter of modality is controversially discussed in the context of working memory (WM). There is evidence that modality-specific processes are accompanied by amodal processes to some extent. We investigated the relationship between executive-functioning tasks and visual WM (VWM) and were especially interested in the issue of amodal processes. Our correlational analyses suggest modality-independent relations of the tasks. We also aimed to quantify to what extent executive functioning is meaningful for VWM performances. We therefore estimated the relationship between executive tasks and VWM performances in a healthy (n = 710) and a clinical traumatic brain injury sample (n = 151) as well as in the combined total sample. The results indicate a substantial relevance of the verbal task for VWM performances in the total and the clinical sample but a low relevance in the healthy sample. These results could support assumptions of resource-depending differences in the relations of executive functioning and VWM but need further validation due to limitations of our study. PMID:25072205

  10. Minutes of Midyear Executive Board Meeting.

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    Counseling Psychologist, 1994

    1994-01-01

    Presents minutes of midyear executive board meeting of American Psychological Association's Division 17, Counseling Psychology. Reviews standing committee reports from education and training, ethics and cultural diversity, hospitality suite, independent practice, membership, nominations, professional affairs, program committee, scientific affairs,…

  11. Execution spaces for simple higher dimensional automata

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    Raussen, Martin

    2012-01-01

    of allowable (d-)paths. In Raussen (Algebr Geom Topol 10:1683–1714, 2010), we developed a new method describing, for a certain subclass of HDA, the homotopy type of the space of execution paths (d-paths) as a finite simplicial complex. Several restrictions that were made to ease the presentation in that latter...

  12. Validating Avionics Conceptual Architectures with Executable Specifications

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    Nils Fischer

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Current avionics systems specifications, developed after conceptual design, have a high degree of uncertainty. Since specifications are not sufficiently validated in the early development process and no executable specification exists at aircraft level, system designers cannot evaluate the impact of their design decisions at aircraft or aircraft application level. At the end of the development process of complex systems, e. g. aircraft, an average of about 65 per cent of all specifications have to be changed because they are incorrect, incomplete or too vaguely described. In this paper, a model-based design methodology together with a virtual test environment is described that makes complex high level system specifications executable and testable during the very early levels of system design. An aircraft communication system and its system context is developed to demonstrate the proposed early validation methodology. Executable specifications for early conceptual system architectures enable system designers to couple functions, architecture elements, resources and performance parameters, often called non-functional parameters. An integrated executable specification at Early Conceptual Architecture Level is developed and used to determine the impact of different system architecture decisions on system behavior and overall performance.

  13. The executive MBA in information security

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    Trinckes, John J

    2009-01-01

    Supplying a complete overview of the concepts executives need to know, this book provides the tools needed to ensure your organization has an effective information security management program in place. It also includes a ready-to use security framework for developing workable programs and supplies proven tips for avoiding common pitfalls.

  14. High-Impact Succession Management. Executive Summary

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    Lamoureux, Kim; Campbell, Michael; Smith, Roland

    2009-01-01

    Most companies have an opportunity to improve their succession management programs. The number one challenge for succession management (as identified by both HR leaders and executives) is developing a succession planning strategy. This comprehensive industry study sets out to determine how succession management (when done well) helps improve…

  15. Toledo Guiding Principles on Teaching about Religions and Beliefs in Public Schools: Executive Summary

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    Santoro, Simona

    2008-01-01

    In this article, the author provides an executive summary of the Toledo guiding principles on teaching about religions and beliefs in public schools in Spain. The Toledo Guiding Principles have been prepared in order to contribute to an improved understanding of the world's increasing religious diversity and the growing presence of religion in the…

  16. 78 FR 26424 - Unblocking of One (1) Individual Specially Designated Global Terrorist Pursuant to Executive...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Unblocking of One (1) Individual Specially Designated Global Terrorist Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION:...

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    ... subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866. The rule imposes no... direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national governments and the States, or the... direct effects on the energy supply, distribution or use, including a shortfall in supply or...

  18. 76 FR 66235 - Bar Code Technologies for Drugs and Biological Products; Retrospective Review Under Executive...

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    ... technology adoption have proceeded since 2004 had the Bar Code Final Rule not gone into effect? 11. What are hospitals' and other health-care facilities' forecasts for technology adoption once incentives in the...'' (76 FR 3821). One of the provisions in the new Executive order is the affirmation of...

  19. On the Relationship between Motor Performance and Executive Functioning in Children with Intellectual Disabilities

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    Hartman, E.; Houwen, S.; Scherder, E.; Visscher, C.

    2010-01-01

    Background: It has been suggested that children with intellectual disabilities (ID) have motor problems and higher-order cognitive deficits. The aim of this study was to examine the motor skills and executive functions in school-age children with borderline and mild ID. The second aim was to investigate the relationship between the two performance…

  20. 77 FR 41378 - Privacy Act of 1974 System of Records Notice

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    ... routine uses numbered 1 through 19 published at 76 FR 5974 (Feb. 2, 2011) and copied below for convenience... Unit (L&O), the Executive Director's decision on the claim, and the payment for or replacement of the... investigation under 5 CFR parts 731, 732, and 736, Executive Order 10450, ``Security Requirements for...