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Today the Wall Street Journal published a letter to the editor from Commission chair Judge Patti B. Saris regarding Mortimer Zuckerman’s op-ed “Harsh Sentencing, Overstuffed Prisons—It’s Time for Reform” (May 3, 2014): Sentencing Guidelines Are Being Intelligently Adjusted The amendment originated with the U.S. Sentencing Commission and is something we carefully considered over several years. Regarding Mortimer Zuckerman’s “Harsh Sentencing, Overstuffed Prisons—It’s Time for Reform” (op-ed, May 3): Mr. Zuckerman mentions a Justice Department sentencing panel proposing an amendment to federal guidelines. In fact, it was the U.S. Sentencing Commission, an independent, bipartisan agency that is part of the judicial branch, which voted unanimously on April 10 to amend the federal sentencing guidelines to modestly reduce sentences for the majority of federal drug offenders. We appreciated the support for this change from the Justice Department and others ranging from bipartisan members of Congress to the Federal Public and Community Defenders to Right on Crime, but the amendment originated with the commission and is something we carefully considered over several years. This amendment has been transmitted to Congress and unless Congress acts to disapprove, it will go into effect Nov. 1, 2014. The federal sentencing guidelines are advisory but carry substantial weight in determining federal sentences. The amendment reduces the guideline levels assigned to most drug-trafficking offenders based on the quantity of drugs involved in the offense. The commission determined that the guideline levels for drug quantity no longer needed to be so high. We estimate that our amendment will affect the sentences of almost 70% of federal drugtrafficking offenders and reduce their sentences by 11 months on average. These sentence reductions will correspond to a reduction in the federal prison population of approximately 6,500 inmates within five years and many more over time. The commission carefully weighed public safety concerns, and based on past experience, existing laws and guidelines and expert testimony it concluded that the amendment should not jeopardize public safety. Our amendment is modest in scope; only Congress can change statutory mandatory minimum penalties. But we believe it is an important start.
The Microsoft Xbox 360 is a stunning example of globalization and Globalization; the processes of both global interconnections (through production and access to the video game console) and also through the use of Globalization as a political buzz word (to generate an image of the Xbox 360 as the brand connecting users worldwide) (Sparke 2005a, 3). These two definitions of globalization; as a physical process of interconnections and as a political buzz word, can aid in understanding the systems at work when examining how Xbox is attempting to go 360. Microsoft’s Xbox as a technology can be seen as a computer with access to very specific content; all that is needed is the video game console and a connection to broadband Internet. When considering the qualifications to gain access to the Xbox 360 ‘experience,’ one must consider how to get an Internet connection and to the Xbox 360 console. While most citizens in the Xbox 360’s major markets, US, EU and Japan, may not consider these systems hard to obtain, many millions of people globally do not have the luxury of high-speed access to the Internet and the Xbox 360 console. Through understanding the impacts of creating a virtual community based on access to technology, which Microsoft states it hopes to do with the new Xbox 360 console, the inequality of the situation starts to be clarified. Introduction to Microsoft as a Global Company Microsoft is a well-known company in the computer software industry. It continues to expand to new markets with such assets as the Xbox and other offshoots of its original products. In the last two decades the company's large profits and dominance in general use computer software have propelled the company to an industry leader, if not the controller of a large monopoly with its Windows operating system and Office application products.
McAllister The Service Company is a family owned and family run organization that has never lost sight of the fact that they are in the business of serving people...not equipment. They set a high standard for the products they sell and for the personnel they employ. They pledge to their customers an old-fashioned work ethic, a commitment to superior customer service, the application of state-of-the-art comfort technologies and value-added products and services.To learn more, visit http://www.mcservice.com.
Acquiring a credit card can be a task, but if one remembers some simple steps the application process of getting a credit card would become simple” says Sachin Karpe giving some key points to remember while applying for a credit card.
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For more than 20 years, Road Ranger has been a pickup truck specialist in developing and customizing of precisely fitting vehicle-specific Hardtops. The design and development is focused on individual and application-specific functions combined with high-quality products. Road Ranger hardtops are constructed using multilayer laminated glass fiber mats. The UV-resistant surface is made of durable, very robust Gelcoat. The painting process uses the most modern knowledge of surface treatment and the latest European regulations. Road Ranger hardtops “Made in Europe” with extended 3 year warranty and ABE. Road Ranger provides a complete functional equipment series of hardtops and selected modular accessories. Practical, custom and application-specific components for industrial use, private requirements and for leisure.
The Dialogys 3000 application (CD no.0) can be installed in different modes: 1) Standalone mode: the application is installed on the user workstation and operates independently. The technical data (CD no.1, 2, 3…) are installed on this workstation. 2) Client - server connected mode: the application is installed onto a server connected to a DMS (Dealer Management System) and/or to Ap2Ap (to access the World Vehicle Database, Actis Solutions and the Fault Technical Notes online) and linked to one or more client workstations. This configuration allows, for example, the retrieval of primary data relating to a vehicle via connection to the World Vehicle Database, retrieval of prices updated by the DMS, Parts Department stock to be displayed, etc. Note: use of the non-connected server - client mode is not recommended. 3) Non Client-Server Connected mode: the application is installed on a workstation which operates in connected mode using a DMS (Dealer Management System) and/or to Ap2Ap (to access the World Vehicle Database, Actis Solutions and Fault Technical Notes online). This installation procedure describes the installation modes 1 and 2 which can be performed by the user in minimum configuration. For connected installation (DMS and/or Ap2Ap) please refer to the specific installation procedure contained on CD 0 in the directory entitled "installation procedure" (Installation in connected mode).
The following procedures are to be followed for scoring student answer papers for the Regents Examination in Algebra 2/Trigonometry. More detailed information about scoring is provided in the publication Information Booklet for Scoring the Regents Examinations in Mathematics. Do not attempt to correct the student’s work by making insertions or changes of any kind. In scoring the open-ended questions, use check marks to indicate student errors. If the student’s responses for the multiple-choice questions are being hand scored prior to being scanned, the scorer must be careful not to make any stray marks on the answer sheet that might later interfere with the accuracy of the scanning. Unless otherwise specified, mathematically correct variations in the answers will be allowed. Units need not be given when the wording of the questions allows such omissions. Each student’s answer paper is to be scored by a minimum of three mathematics teachers. No one teacher is to score more than approximately one-third of the open-ended questions on a student’s paper. On the student’s separate answer sheet, for each question, record the number of credits earned and the teacher’s assigned rater/scorer letter. Schools are not permitted to rescore any of the open-ended questions on this exam after each question has been rated once, regardless of the final exam score. Schools are required to ensure that the raw scores have been added correctly and that the resulting scale score has been determined accurately. Raters should record the student’s scores for all questions and the total raw score on the student’s separate answer sheet. Then the student’s total raw score should be converted to a scale score by using the conversion chart that will be posted on the Department’s web site at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/apda/ on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.
Working with the audio application experts at Audiofile Engineering, Blue has developed its own recording software app, Blue FiRe, specifically tailored to bring the most out of your Mikey. You can find it available for free download in the App Store. Blue FiRe for Mikey provides CD-quality stereo recording capabilities along with basic file management capabilities and simple touch-screen editing for the iPod Touch. • iPod touch (1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation) • iPod nano (2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th generation) • iPod classic • iPod (5th generation) The iPod touch allows you to expand Mikey’s capabilities with a wide range of new recording apps, all available for download from the App Store. Note that there are many recording applications available, and all should properly address and record with Mikey. However, some programs may hinder Mikey’s capabilities (like the built in Voice Recorder app, which only records only low quality, mono audio), so be sure to download and use Blue FiRe so your recordings will have all the quality they deserve. You can also check out Blue’s Mikey web page for a more complete listing of available recording apps and their capabilities. 4 5 QUICK START GUIDE • iPod touch (Blue FiRe) • Connect Mikey to the bottom of the iPod touch, with the Blue logo facing up (the same direction as your iPod touch Screen).
Designed specifically for Acura vehicles, Acura Music Link allows you to play music from your Apple® iPod® on your vehicle's audio system. Acura Music Link connects your iPod directly to your vehicle's audio system for the best sound-quality results. (It does not transmit music from your iPod on an FM radio frequency and use your vehicle's FM radio to play music.) Once connected, Acura Music Link allows you to use the audio system's controls to search for and play music from an iPod, and it charges your iPod battery. To get the most out of Acura Music Link, first install the Acura TTS software application provided on the Acura Music Link CD-ROM. (See Using Acura Music Link With Acura TTS.) Acura TTS is an optional software that installs on the Mac or PC you use with your iPod. It provides voice prompts to help you find music on your iPod, and it allows you to shuffle songs, shuffle albums, seek/skip to the next song or album, and search playlists, artists, albums, and genres. (To learn more about Acura TTS, see page 10.) To get started using Acura Music Link quickly, see the Using Acura Music Link Without Acura TTS* section of this guide or the Quick Reference Guide. Both will show you how to connect your iPod, play music (either shuffle songs or shuffle albums), and skip to the next song or album. NOTE: Acura TTS is not required to operate Acura Music Link.