Under Pressure: The Shifting Landscape of Banking Regulations
Recent Wharton research analyzes how external auditors and bank regulations affect the discretion that banks have in loan loss provision estimates.
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5.3.4 Plan testing and validation

It is one thing to have a plan; it is another thing to have a plan that you can rely on to work. There is an old military maxim that ‘A plan only gets you into first contact with the enemy. After that, you fly by the seat of your pants’ (Anon). A 1993 IBM report on business continuity planning confirmed this when it revealed that ‘half of the plans failed completely or substantially when they were first tested’ (IBM, 1993, p. 5).

The IBM report identified three categories of pla
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L’édition 2009 de ces Rencontres, organisée le 6 octobre 2009 à Nancy, s’est concentrée sur la filière « fibres et éco-matériaux », laquelle, que ce soit à travers le bois, le textile, le papier, les composites ou encore les marchés utili
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The Giant Redwood Trees of the Pacific Northwest
Science writer Richard Preston (author of The Hot Zone) talks about some of the most enormous living beings on the planet, the giant trees of the US Pacific Northwest - the coast redwood tree. Growing from a tiny seed, they support vast ecosystems -- and are still, largely, a mystery. Run time 19:28.
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Access.ca : social studies resources for Canadian teachers
This site is an educational product of the Historica Foundation. It was created by 7th Floor Media, a program of Continuing Studies, Simon Fraser University with the aim of providing free access to educational resources suitable for use by teachers of social science subjects. Topics covered include history, politics, immigration, Canadian culture, first peoples in Canada. Contributors include: The Canadian Encyclopedia, the Historica Foundation, Library and Archives Canada, the McCord Museum. It
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In this video segment from Between the Lions, the song "Look It Up" illustrates how words and images can provide important information. It combines an upbeat tune with kid-friendly images to motivate children to use reference materials. "Here’s the deal: If you want to get real, look it up!" (1:33)
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4.12.3 Flexibility

Delegated legislation is more flexible than an Act of Parliament. It is far simpler to amend a piece of delegated legislation than to amend an Act of Parliament.


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MRO sees ice around fresh impact craters on Mars
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter sees evidence of ice ejected from fresh impact craters on Mars. From 2009. Video credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
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Pakistan Link is a very useful site for those interested in Pakistani current affairs, culture, religion society, economics and politics. The site is targetted at the Pakistani community in the United States, but is of interest to scholars of diasporic communities and to those of Pakistani origin around the world. There are a large number of news articles presented on the site, alongside which are also commentaries on cultural events, arts, education and Pakistani society. The site is updated wi
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Egyptian economy and non-royal women: their status in public life
The online version of a lecture given 21 June, 1995, at Brown University, by William A. Ward deals with the status of women in ancient Egypt society. Although pharaonic Egypt was in most respects a male society, with men holding positions in public life while women dominated the private life, Ward points to the fact that there is plenty of evidence that women, throughout ancient Egyptian civilisation could own, bequeath and inherit land. Furthermore women seem to have been able to hold positions
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El objetivo central de esta asignatura consiste en proporcionar al alumno un conjunto de instrumentos que le permitan desarrollar una serie de competencias y habilidades encaminadas a abordar la resolución de problemas económico-empresariales en condiciones de incertidumbre. En concreto, se analizarán los modelos probabilísticos más habituales en el ámbito económico y se estudiarán las principales herramientas inferenciales para poder llevar a cabo estimaciones y contrastes de hipótesis
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Founding in 1994at the George Mason University, the non-profit, non-partisan Statistical Assessment Service - STATS is a resource that highlights the use and abuse of science and statistics in the media. The goals of the utility are to correct scientific misinformation in the media and in public policy resulting from bad science, politics, or a simple lack of information or knowledge; and to act as a resource for journalists and policy makers on major scientific issues and controversies. Resourc
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Het verhaal van Kerstmis, kerstmuziek, kerstfilmpjes, ... Alles op één pagina gerangschikt, om een les over Kerstmis te geven, of om de leerlingen zelf te laten ontdekken. Geschikt voor digibord.


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In lesson 8 of One Minute Romanian you will learn to count from one to ten. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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