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Low-income communities and individuals have always had limited access to financial services, affordable credit, and investment capital. The problem has multiple causes, including historical patterns of racial and ethnic discrimination, banks' and thrifts' concerns about profitability, suburbanization and the flight of capital out of the inner city, and the restructuring of 1 the financial services industry. These and other factors have created both a need and an opportunity for financial institutions that specifically target minority and low-income communities. These “alternative” entities, now referred to as community development financial institutions (CDFIs), include community development banks and credit unions; community development venture capital providers; micro-enterprise funds; and housing, business, and facility loan funds. Although diverse in scope and structure, all CDFIs have a primary mission of improving economic conditions for low-income individuals and communities by providing financial products and services that usually cannot be obtained from more “mainstream” financial institutions. They augment this financing with a range of educational services and borrower-specific technical assistance, so as to increase their borrowers’ economic capacities and potential. Despite a growing interest in CDFIs, we still know very little about these institutions. This paper begins to address this gap. It outlines the history of the CDFI industry and describes how CDFIs are responding to three specific needs in low-income communities: basic financial services; affordable credit for home purchase, rehabilitation, and maintenance; and capital for business development. We conclude with a discussion of three key quesitons facing the CDFI industry: 1. What are the impacts of CDFIs; 2. What is the role of CDFIs relative to conventional financial institutions; and 3. What does the future hold for the CDFIs industry?
Pursuant to the Accelerated Examination Program, an applicant may have an application granted accelerated examination status provided certain conditions are met. In order to receive accelerated treatment, applicants must file a petition to make special under 37 CFR 1.102 entitled “Advancement of examination.” Key requirements include the following: (1) the application must be filed via EFS-Web with a petition to make special along with (a) required petition fee or (b) a statement that the claimed invention is directed to environmental quality, development or conservation of energy resources, or counter terrorism; (2) the application must be complete and in condition for examination; (3) the application must contain three or fewer independent and twenty or fewer total claims, and must not contain any multiple dependent claims; (4) the claims must be directed to a single invention; (5) the petition must include a statement agreeing to have an interview; (6) applicant must provide a statement that a pre-examination search was conducted that meets certain requirements; and (7) applicant must provide an accelerated examination support document that satisfies certain requirements. Effective Dates Permanent Program Start Date Aug. 25, 2006 Examination Support Document Complete Examination Support Document Required Program Fees Terms of Acceleration US $130 Petition Fee to Request Accelerated Examination
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Autodesk Inventor is a parametric feature-based solid modeling application. Parameters of all objects are modifiable. To construct a 3D solid model, you think about how to decompose it into features, construct the features one by one, and combine them as you construct them. To construct the solid features, you either make sketches or select a pre-constructed solid feature from the menu. Sketched Solid Features Sketched solid features derive from sketches. There are four basic kinds of sketched solid features: extruded, revolved, loft, and sweep. In addition, there are other kinds of sketched features: coil, rib, and split. Extruded Feature To make an extruded solid feature, you make a sketch and extrude the sketch in a direction perpendicular to the plane of the sketch. (See Figure 2–1.) You extrude the sketch in either direction or from mid-plane. Loft Feature A loft solid feature builds on multiple sketches. It has a variable cross section defined by two or more sketches residing on different sketch planes. To construct a loft solid, you construct two or more sketches on the different sketch planes, and loft from one sketch to another sketch. Figure 2–3 shows a set of sketches and a loft solid constructed from the sketc...
This document is provided to support Resolution No. R090704D – A resolution of The Town of Fishers providing for the submission of record drawings and the standardization of the digital information submittal format. This document describes the workflow and detailed procedures to populate Object Data Table with As-Built data required by the digital information submittal format. All Instructions and Illustrations contained in this document were derived from Autodesk Map 2004. For use with Autodesk Map products 2004 and current. Object data allows you to create a simple database in a map and store text and numeric data in your maps directly attached to any object. It is far more powerful than block attributes because object data works with any object, not just blocks. Use object data tables to save any kind of information, run queries based on information in the tables and to create thematic maps. Object data can associate an object with documents from other applications. However, Autodesk Map works with object data created only in Autodesk Map and does not recognize object data from other applications, including AutoCAD®. To use object data, define the format for the table, and then create records in the table to attach to selected objects. When editing objects, keep these points in mind: • When you edit an object with object data using the BREAK or TRIM command, and break the object into multiple segments, the object data remains with only the one segment that contains the start point of the original object. • When you copy an object that has object data attached, the object data is also copied. • If you place an object with object data inside a block, the object data remains attached to the object that is placed into the block. You can access the object data by selecting the Nested Data option in the Edit Object Data dialog box. Town of Fishers, Indiana
Design visualization is at the heart of Morgan Motor Company’s development process C harles Morgan of legendary British car manufacturer, Morgan Motor Company, says his favorite Morgan car is the one that hasn’t been built yet. And he sees a lot of these. With Autodesk software running on HP Z Workstations with NVIDIA Quadro and Tesla GPUs, Morgan’s design department produces stunning visualizations of multiple new car designs before they are even built. “In the same amount of time it previously would have taken us to create one visual, we’re able to make many much higher quality visuals and do several different proposals,” says Jon Wells, senior designer, Morgan Motor Company, who uses NVIDIA iray, the GPU-accelerated renderer in 3ds Max Design, to produce photorealistic renderings. “When we’re doing iray renderings, we can render some fantastically beautiful outcomes almost in real-time,” he explains. “As we turn the model, we can capture a shot of what that would look like rendered up. We can spin it again and see that again in a different guise.” Wells heads up a team of designers who together with the engineering team present new formal design reviews to Morgan’s directors and shareholders. Doing this in an interactive 3D environment inside Autodesk Showcase pays big dividends. “We’re all putting across our ideas and we have to do this concisely and accurately. The best piece of equipment we have in our arsenal to do this is the new Z1 Workstation from HP,” he says. “When paired with a NVIDIA Quadro graphics card, we’re able to show ideas in great speed and accuracy, spin around 3D models on a very high definition, high-resolution screen. The people can really fully get to understand what it is that we’ve been working on. “Everyone gathers around and we pitch and we talk and we present our ideas. And everyone leaves, I believe, with a great understanding of what the final project’s going to look like, even though they’ve not spent any of their money yet.” www.morgan-motor.co.uk
Author(s) Title Number of Pages Date Jamal Armel Web application development with Laravel PHP Framework version 4 53 pages 11 April 2014 Degree Bachelor of Engineering Degree Programme Media Engineering Specialisation option .NET application development and Hybrid Media Instructor(s) Aarne Klemetti, Senior Lecturer The purpose of this thesis work was to learn a new PHP framework and use it efficiently to build an eCommerce web application for a small start-up freelancing company that will let potential customers check products by category and pass orders securely. To fulfil this set of requirements, a system consisting of a web application with a backend was designed and implemented using built in Laravel features such as Composer, Eloquent, Blade and Artisan and a WAMP stack. The web application was built using the Laravel framework version 4, a modern PHP framework that aims at making PHP development easier, faster and more intuitive. The web application was built following the MVC architecture pattern. Admin panels were created for easily updating and managing the categories and products and uploading product images as well. A public interface was made available also to let registered users to log in and add orders to their carts and proceed to check out using PayPal. The application is easily expandable and features can be added or removed effortlessly thanks to the Laravel’s ability to manage packages through Composer’s Packagist online repository. The results proved that Laravel 4 is effectively a premium choice for a PHP framework that helps developers rapidly build secure, upgradable web applications. Keywords PHP, Laravel 4, MVC, Database, eCommerce
Zend Framework | Case Study Magento™ creates huge success with enterprise e-commerce platform & community built on Zend Framework Customer: Magento™ open-source eCommerce Platform Geography: Worldwide, offices in Los Angeles Industry: e-commerce web Challenges: • “Costs associated with training new developers” were too high. • Supporting their own in-house framework without the wisdom of an open-source community was proving to be difficult. • Needed a “professional framework which had support,” a company standing behind it that Magento contributors could go to for support. Solution: “With almost a half million downloads of Magento, translations into 60+ languages, 30,000 community members, over 70 partners, and with 150+ Magento Connect extensions now written, the Magento eCommerce Platform has clearly been wildly successful and it drives a significant number of commercial web transactions.” Roy Rubin, Chief Executive Officer, Varien, the Magento™ company Zend Framework and PHP 5 With clients that process more than 10,000 orders/day using multiple servers and cluster architectures, the Magento project has absorbed the wisdom that only comes from repeatedly solving challenges that face enterprises building reliable, secure, and highavailability web sites and services. Varien, the Magento company, has been in the business of building e-commerce solutions since 2001 and has seen significant adoption of the Magento eCommerce Platform. The Magento engine uses PHP 5 and Zend Framework because of the large open-source eco-system that supports and enhances their investment in Zend Framework. “We considered Java & Struts, and had many discussions among our team on which technology to use for Magento, but once we knew Zend was behind the open-source Zend Framework project, encapsulating and supporting the features we needed for our large corporate & enterprise clients, we immediately chose Zend Framework.
1 Welcome to Mercedes-Benz WebParts! We are delighted that you have decided to make use of the opportunities offered by Mercedes-Benz WebParts (Version 3.2). Mercedes-Benz WebParts offers you the opportunity to conveniently and simply order genuine Mercedes-Benz parts online via the Mercedes-Benz dealer of your choice. If you do not yet have access to Mercedes-Benz WebParts, please contact your MercedesBenz dealer. This manual serves to explain the most important steps involved in ordering genuine Mercedes-Benz parts via Mercedes-Benz WebParts. Furthermore, it should help familiarise you with all the Mercedes-Benz WebParts functions and enable you to work optimally with WebParts. Before you get started, please take a few minutes to obtain an overview of the functions available in Mercedes-Benz WebParts. You will quickly realise that it has never been so easy to order genuine Mercedes-Benz parts! 1.1 Overview of the advantages for you Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts: Part of your success! Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts are specially developed, constructed and tested for the respective vehicle. They are characterised, in particular, by their durability, reliability, dimensional accuracy and economic efficiency not to mention their high material and processing quality. In a nutshell: Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts are high-quality products on which you and your customers can always rely. Desired parts can be directly selected and easily ordered at any time Regardless of whether you are looking for genuine Mercedes-Benz parts, genuine remanufactured parts or genuine accessories: You can place your order when you have the time via Mercedes-Benz WebParts. It is also possible to order directly from your workshop or garage - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In Mercedes-Benz WebParts, you also have access to the entire electronic parts catalog (EPC) of the manufacturer. High and transparent parts availability Your Mercedes-Benz dealer and our distribution network offer you unbeatable parts availability when it comes to what you are looking for. Mercedes-Benz WebParts also offers you the option to read up, at any time, on the availability and anticipated supply date for each part.
2009-07-16T17:54:06+02:00 - Seite 1 Version: 18.104.22.168 2009-07-16T17:54:06+02:00 - Seite 2 Version: 22.214.171.124 204_AKB; 5; 23, en-US d2ureepe, Symbols Trademarks: RBabySmartTM is a trademark of Siemens Automotive Corp. RBluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG Inc. RESP® is a registered trademark of Daimler. RHomeLink® is a registered trademark of Prince, a Johnson Controls Company. RLogic 7® is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Incorporated. RMicrosoft® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S.A. and other countries. RSIRIUS and related marks are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. RWindows media® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S.A. and other countries. The following symbols are found in this Operator’s Manual: G Warning! Warning notices draw your attention to hazards that may endanger your health or life, or the health or life of others. ! Highlights hazards that may result in damage to your vehicle. i Helpful hints or further information you may find useful. X X Y page This symbol points to instructions for you to follow. A number of these symbols appearing in succession indicates a multiple-step procedure. This symbol tells you where to look for further information on a topic. YY This continuation symbol marks a warning or procedure which is continued on the next page. Display Text in displays, such as the control system, are printed in the type shown here. 204_AKB; 5; 23, en-US d2ureepe, 2009-07-16T17:54:06+02:00 - Seite 1 Version: 126.96.36.199 Our company and staff congratulate you on the purchase of your new Mercedes-Benz. Your selection of our product is a demonstration of your trust in our company name. Furthermore, it exemplifies your desire to own an automobile that will be as easy as possible to operate and will provide years of service. Your Mercedes-Benz represents the efforts of many skilled engineers and craftsmen. To help assure your driving pleasure, and also the safety of you and your passengers, we ask you to make a small investment of time: RPlease read this manual carefully, then return it to your vehicle where it will be handy for your reference. RPlease follow the recommendations contained in this manual. They are designed to acquaint you with the operation of your Mercedes-Benz. RPlease pay attention to the warnings and cautions contained in this manual. They are designed to help improve the safety of the vehicle operator and occupants. We extend our best wishes for many miles of safe, pleasurable driving. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC A Daimler Company ...