Between 1995 and 2007, the Republic of Ireland was the worldwide model of successful adaptation to economic globalisation. The success story was phenomenal: a doubling of the workforce; a massive growth in exports; a GDP that was substantially above the EU average. Ireland became the world's largest exporter of software and manufactured the world's supply of Viagra. The factors that made it possible for Ireland to become prosperous - progressive social change, solidarity, major state investment in education, and the critical role of the EU - were largely ignored as too sharply at odds with the dominant free-market ideology. The Irish boom was shaped instead into a simplistic moral tale of the little country that discovered low taxes and small government and prospered as a result.There were two big problems. Ireland acquired a hyper-capitalist economy on the back of a corrupt, dysfunctional political system. And the business class saw the influx of wealth as an opportunity to make money out of property. Aided by corrupt planning and funded by poorly regulated banks, an unsustainable property-led boom gradually consumed the Celtic Tiger. This is, as Fintan O'Toole writes, "a good old-fashioned jeremiad about the bastards who got us into this mess". It is an entertaining, passionate story of one of the most ignominious economic reversals in recent history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002270/bk_adbl_002270_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is argued that land is perhaps the most essential resource and an important pillar of national development. In Uganda, the management of land is regulated by the 1995 constitution and the Land Act of 1998, which recognise four tenure systems, namely, Customary, Mailo, Freehold and Leasehold tenure systems, each of which possess unique features and associated ownership rights. This study analysed important dimensions largely of a locational and regional nature, on tenure system and the value of agricultural land. The general objective was to investigate the determinants of the value of agricultural land in Uganda. The study hypothesized that institutional factors such as land titles were important determinants of agricultural land prices in Uganda, that there was a significant premium for agricultural land with title/certificate relative to that without, and that the premium for agricultural land with a freehold title was significantly higher than that for other titles/certificates. Data was obtained from the third round of the Uganda National Household Survey (UNHS) conducted by Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) during the 2004/2005 crop year.
The first complete genome sequence was published in 1977 (bacteriophage PHICHI174 DNA) and the first complete genome of a free-living organism has become available in 1995 (Haemophilus influenza). Since then the velocity of producing new sequence data is rapidly increasing. Today more than 1,000 complete genomes are known, and thousands are on the way. The task is now to convert this information into as much biological knowledge as possible. Many tools for genome analysis, phylogeny, motif discovery, etc. have been developed, but still we do not fully understand important issues of molecular biology. How are DNA-binding proteins targeting and binding to DNA? How are nucleotide sequences folding? How are genomes organized and evolving or how is the gene expression regulated? These are only some of the still unsolved questions. One main reason for so many open issues is that genome analysis is currently almost exclusively done by treating the sequence as a character string. In this book a new approach combining different perspectives on nucleotide sequences is introduced. This allows recognizing sequence patterns that are hidden in the usual character string representation.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Neuroendocrinology is the study of the interactions between the nervous system and the endocrine system. The concept arose from the recognition that the secretion of hormones from the pituitary gland is closely controlled by the brain, especially by the hypothalamus. Ernst and Berta Scharrer (1906-1995) co-founded of the field of neuroendocrinology with their initial observations and proposals concerning neuropeptides. Geoffrey Harris (1913-1971) is considered by many to be the "father" of neuroendocrinology. Geoffrey Harris is credited with showing that the anterior pituitary gland of mammals is regulated by factors secreted by hypothalamic neurons into the hypothalamohypophysial portal circulation. By contrast, the hormones of the posterior pituitary gland are secreted into the systemic circulation directly from the nerve endings of hypothalamic neurons.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU) is a credit union based in Marlborough, Massachusetts. It has over 370,000 members and is the 12th largest credit union in the U.S.A. and the largest credit union in New England as measured by assets and among the top 15 nationwide. DCU has in excess of $4 Billion USD in assets. According to Callahan & Associates, a credit union consulting group, DCU has been one of the fastest growing large credit unions in America since 1995. DCU is regulated under the authority of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) of the US federal government.
The term self-regulated can be used to describe learning that is guided by metacognition (thinking about one's thinking), strategic action (planning, monitoring, and evaluating personal progress against a standard), and motivation to learn (Butler & Winne, 1995, Winne & Perry, 2000, Perry, Phillips, & Hutchinson, 2006, Zimmerman, 1990, Boekaerts & Corno, 2005). In particular, self-regulated learners are cognizant of their academic strengths and weaknesses, and they have a repertoire of strategies they appropriately apply to tackle the day-to-day challenges of academic tasks. These learners hold incremental beliefs about intelligence (as opposed to fixed views of intelligence) and attribute their successes or failures to factors (e.g., effort expended on a task, effective use of strategies) within their control (Dweck & Leggett, 1988, Dweck, 2002).
On 25 October 2005, a new stock exchange segment was created in Germany: the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The young stock exchange segment is particularly targeted at small companies and offers a smart way to get listed. London’s famous Alternative Investment Market (AIM), which attracted 2,948 new firms from 1995 until 2007, served as a model. The Entry Standard, however, differentiates in many ways. It can be described as a typical “unGerman” creation. Only three pages of rules are sufficient to regulate the going and being public.The Entry Standard belongs to the so-called alternative stock markets, which are exchange regulated stock markets. Throughout Europe, stock exchanges have established these form of listing platforms in order to offer companies less regulation.Indeed, there is a demand for such platforms. Since State regulation is based on the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach and there is a trend to introduce even more regulation, small companies regard the EU Regulated Market as overregulated. They are burdened with huge costs and administrative work to fulfil the requirements.The objective of this work is to analyse and evaluate the Entry Standard from multiple different perspectives. The analysis will focus partly on describing State regulation in Germany compared with exchange regulation and partly on analysing the success factors of the Entry Standard in comparison with not only the Regulated Market but also with the former Neuer Markt and other European exchange regulated markets.It will be shown that the creation of the Entry Standard brought about a paradigm shift. Exchange regulated markets can serve as important platforms to close the “equity gap” of small and medium sized companies.