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This report of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on its safety assessment of the MetroNorth Commuter Railroad (Metro-North), called Operation Deep Dive, is provided to Congress pursuant to report language in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Act. Metro-North is the second largest commuter railroad in the Nation, serving New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey, with an annual ridership of almost 83 million people. MetroNorth is a subsidiary agency of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), a New York State Authority. In 2013, four high-profile accidents occurred on Metro-North (Appendix 1). • On May 17, 2013, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, an accident occurred on Metro-North’s New Haven Line, when an eastbound Metro-North train of 8 cars, traveling 74 mph, derailed and came to rest on an adjacent track. Approximately 20 seconds later, a westbound Metro-North train on that adjacent track struck the derailed train. As a result of the accident, more than 50 people, some seriously injured, were hospitalized, rail operations were suspended, and millions in property damage occurred. • On May 28, 2013, a second accident occurred when a Metro-North train in West Haven, Connecticut, that was traveling 70 mph, struck and killed a Metro-North maintenance-ofway (MOW) employee who was part of a roadway work group performing railroad maintenance on a construction project. • On July 18, 2013, a third accident occurred when a CSX Transportation freight train derailed while traveling over Metro-North’s system. No one was injured, but property damage was significant. • On December 1, 2013, the fourth accident occurred when a Metro-North train of 7 cars traveling south from Poughkeepsie, New York, to Grand Central Terminal in New York City, derailed as it approached the Spuyten Duyvil Station. All cars derailed and the front cab came to rest close to the Harlem River. Four passengers were killed, and more than 70 were injured. Rail operations were suspended, and millions of dollars in property damage alone was sustained. On December 3, 2013, 2 days after the fourth and most serious of these accidents, FRA sent a letter to MTA expressing support for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s directive that MTA hold a safety stand-down, and directing Metro-North to implement a Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS) (Appendix 2). Additionally, FRA issued Emergency Order 29 and Safety Advisory 2013-08. • Emergency Order 29, issued on December 6, 2013, required Metro-North to take immediate action to prevent excessive train speeds by identifying and prioritizing highrisk areas, modifying its existing signal system to ensure speed limits are obeyed, and 1 requiring a higher level of engagement and communication among operating crewmembers in areas in which major speed restrictions are in place. • Safety Advisory 2013-08, issued on December 10, 2013, urged railroads to provide additional training, increase the frequency of operational testing, and reinforced the importance of communication between crew members. The purpose was to ensure that all railroads adhere to Federal regulations and railroad operating rules regarding maximum authorized train speed limits.
Apple Mac OSX • OS Requirements Mac OSX 10.6.4 (Snow Leopard) and above • Configure the Explorer 1) Connect the Explorer via USB 2) Open ‘System preferences’ 3) Click on ‘Sound’ 1 Please contact your authorised Meridian dealer for further details Explorer: Apple MAC Configuration 4) Select the ‘Output’ tab 5) Select ‘Meridian explorer USB DAC out’ from the list • Optionally for best sound quality 1) Select the ‘Sound effects’ tab 2) Change play sound effects to internal speakers 2 Please contact your authorised Meridian dealer for further details Explorer: Apple MAC Configuration 3) Open the ‘Audio Midi Setup’ utility (found in the Applications/Utilities folder) 4) Select ‘Meridian Explorer USB DAC out’ and select the desired required bit/sample rate 3 Please contact your authorised Meridian dealer for further detailsApple Mac OSX • OS Requirements Mac OSX 10.6.4 (Snow Leopard) and above • Configure the Explorer 1) Connect the Explorer via USB 2) Open ‘System preferences’ 3) Click on ‘Sound’ 1 Please contact your authorised Meridian dealer for further details Explorer: Apple MAC Configuration 4) Select the ‘Output’ tab 5) Select ‘Meridian explorer USB DAC out’ from the list • Optionally for best sound quality 1) Select the ‘Sound effects’ tab 2) Change play sound effects to internal speakers 2 Please contact your authorised Meridian dealer for further details Explorer: Apple MAC Configuration 3) Open the ‘Audio Midi Setup’ utility (found in the Applications/Utilities folder) 4) Select ‘Meridian Explorer USB DAC out’ and select the desired required bit/sample rate 3 Please contact your authorised Meridian dealer for further details
OFFERING AT DISCOUNTED RATE TO STUDENTS AND FACULTY – REG REF: Letter No. DLIPL/029/13-14 dated: 31/07/2013 received from M/s. Datalogics India Pvt.Ltd., Chennai, authorized dealer of M/s.Apple. ***** M/s. Datalogics India Pvt.Ltd., Chennai has sent one letter informing about the Back to School Promotion offer. The details of the scheme are: 1. The name of the programme is “ Apple Back to School Program” 2. The program will run up to 15/09/2013 for Apple Desktop and Laptop and up to 28.09.2013 for Apple iPad. 3. The scheme is applicable for the students as well as for the faculty. 4. The offered promotional rate after reduction of rebate and inclusive of VAT is available with the Stores and purchase Section. The faculty and the students have to produce the documents as required by them. The details will also be loaded in the ice website under the head documents of Stores and purchase Section shortly. 5. The company has to supply the items by billing in the name of students and faculties only and the payment will be made by them directly in the form of cash/individual cheque/credit card. 6. The Faculty has to produce copy of any one of the documents such as photo copy of I.D.Card, Driving Licence, Passport, Voters ID, and PAN Card etc. The students have to produce student ID card/last semester marksheeet/ Bonafide Certificate/Fee receipt. Fresh students have to submit admission letter and fee receipt 7. The order has to be placed with M/s. Datalogics India Pvt.Ltd., Chennai. 600 018. Contact person Sri Suresh Mobile no; 9445864203 8. Warranty: One year international Warranty.
Auger Analysis, Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES or Auger) is a chemical surface analysis method. AES measures the chemical composition of the outermost 100 Å of a sample. Measurements can be made at greater depths by ion sputter etching to remove surface layers.
Emory Healthcare patients can benefit from surgical implantation or injections of their own stem cells to treat chronic orthopaedic conditions. This treatment can reduce pain and provide long lasting relief from chronic tendinitis, early arthritis and cartilage damage in the joint. It uses your own body’s repair mechanisms and natural growth factors to promote healing. Why do I have chronic pain in my joints and tendons? As we age, our bodies undergo wear and tear from previous injuries, exercising and playing sports. We do not repair these injuries as well as we do when we are young. We produce less of our ‘repair’ cells (called mesenchymal stem cells) as we get older so it takes longer to recover. In some cases, the joint damage is so significant that the body cannot repair itself at all. Where do Stem Cells reside in the body? The two places in the body with an abundance of Stem Cells are your bone marrow and your adipose tissue (fat cells). These are the two places your doctor may choose to take cells from to help treat your chronic tendon or joint pain. How can Orthopaedic Stem Cell treatment help me? Stem Cells harness the healing power of your own blood and work to actually repair your damaged tissue. We isoloate stem cells from a small sample of your bone marrow or fat cells and inject or implant them directly into the damaged area. Stem cells can differentiate into specific types of cells depending on the environment they are placed, providing possible regeneration of cartilage, bone, and tendon.
2013-2014 Banneker/Key Full and Partial Scholarship Policy for the Class of 2017 Description and Eligibility The Banneker/Key Scholarship is awarded to a selected undergraduate student for a maximum of eight (8) consecutive undergraduate semesters, provided the student remains in compliance with scholarship policies as outlined in this document. The student must register for a minimum of 12 credits per semester, maintain a minimum 3.20 cumulative grade point average (GPA), and successfully complete 30 credits per academic year. Please note: the student must average 15 credits per semester over the Fall/Spring semesters to meet the 30 credit requirement. A Banneker/Key Scholarship recipient who graduates from his/her undergraduate program early cannot receive the unused portion of his/her scholarship money toward graduate school or any graduate portion of a combined Bachelor/Master’s program. In addition, the scholarship funds are designated for Fall and Spring terms and cannot be used for other undergraduate semesters or terms without prior approval and often with restrictions. Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirement The student must maintain a minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA. The GPA used for this review is not rounded. Therefore, a 3.199 does not equal a 3.20 cumulative GPA. The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) will review the cumulative GPA at the conclusion of each Fall and Spring semester. In the event the student fails to maintain a 3.20 cumulative GPA, the student will have one probationary semester to raise his/her GPA. After the probationary semester, if the student’s cumulative GPA is again below a 3.20, the scholarship will be canceled for any future semesters.
Washburn University Art faculty are actively seeking top quality scholarship applicants for the 20132014 academic year. Each student interested in applying for scholarship consideration must comply with the following procedures: 1. A letter of introduction and request for scholarship consideration. Include your name, address, phone number and Washburn ID #. 2. Transfer students should include a letter of recommendation from someone who knows you and your artwork such as an art instructor, current WU art majors may ask a faculty member to place their name on the recommendation list in the Department office in lieu of a letter. 3. A copy of your transcript and a list of art and academic awards, including scholarships. Unofficial copies of transcripts are sufficient. 4. Portfolio of exactly TEN (10) artworks in a variety of media. We require a CD of digital images. All images should be labeled with name, media, size and date. Include in your images works produced in Washburn art classes, if current student, and at least one observational drawing. Portfolios are judged on the following criteria: technical proficiency, visual design, originality and expression. OR Art History applicants should submit a sample of writing done for an Art History or other humanities class. In addition, they must write a paragraph explaining why they are interested in art history. This statement may be part of the letter of introduction. 5. Include a printed image list with title, media, size and date for each artwork. 6. Continuing students must complete the Financial Aid Renewal form available from the Financial Aid Office or on-line: www.washburn.edu/financial-aid.
This Guide is published by the Export Council of Oregon, SBA and the Portland Export Assistance Center as a quick reference tool. It is a compilation of local, regional and national export resources with a focus on financing to provide exporters in Oregon with current information. The Portland U.S. Export Assistance Center (USEAC) helps companies that are export-ready and interested in expanding into international markets with marketing assistance; financing information and SBA export loan applications. Start-up exporter services – see page 4 Licensing for exports – see page 5 Export Council of Oregon – see page 6 Export Assistance Center – see page 7 This directory does not constitute an endorsement by the Export Council of Oregon, the Small Business Administration, the Portland Export Assistance Center nor by any agency of the U.S. government for any listed organizations & services. Export Trade Financing Issues Export financing questions may pertain to methods of payment, payment options, risk assessment and mitigation, how to structure a transaction, how to find local contacts for export financing or how to apply for SBA export loans. Here’s survey of the main issues: Payment method: May involve documentary letters of credit, documentary collections, wire transfers, or foreign currency exchange. The International Departments of major banks (page 17) assist the exporter with these services. If your bank of account does not have an international department, it still may have a correspondent banking relationship that provides these services. Contact the USEAC office (page 7) for Letter of Credit template and instructions. See also due diligence resources, page 18. Financing the export transaction: Requires identifying a source of working capital to fund the export transaction. The needed financing may be pre-shipment financing for the production cycle (materials, inventory, labor), post-shipment financing to extend credit terms, or both.
Important Information • The displays and illustrations (such as key markings) shown in this User’s Guide are for illustrative purposes only, and may differ somewhat from the actual items they represent. • The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice. • In no event shall CASIO Computer Co., Ltd. be liable to anyone for special, collateral, incidental, or consequential damages in connection with or arising out of the purchase or use of this product and items that come with it. Moreover, CASIO Computer Co., Ltd. shall not be liable for any claim of any kind whatsoever by any other party arising out of the use of this product and the items that come with it. • Be sure to keep all user documentation handy for future reference. Sample Operations Sample operations in this manual are indicated by a icon. Unless specifically stated, all sample operations assume that the calculator is in its initial default setup. Use the procedure under “Initializing the Calculator” to return the calculator to its initial default setup. For information about the B, b, v, and V marks that are shown in the sample operations, see “Configuring the Calculator Setup”. Initializing the Calculator Perform the following procedure when you want to initialize the calculator and return the calculation mode and setup to their initial default settings. Note that this operation also clears all data currently in calculator memory. !9(CLR)3(All)=(Yes) Safety Precautions Battery • Keep batteries out of the reach of small children. • Use only the type of battery specified for this calculator in this manual.
T he CRSP Mutual Fund Database is designed to facilitate research on the historical performance of open-ended mutual funds by using survivor-bias-free data. The CRSP Survivor-Bias-Free US Mutual Fund Database includes a history of each mutual fund’s name, investment style, fee structure, holdings, and asset allocation. Also included are monthly total returns, monthly total net assets, monthly/daily net asset values, and dividends. Additionally, schedules of rear and front load fees, asset class codes, and management company contact information are provided. All data items are for publicly traded open-end mutual funds and begin at varying times between 1962 and 2008 depending on availability. The database is updated quarterly and distributed with a monthly lag. It is delivered in ASCII and SAS formats. Results were independently verified by a dedicated group of database researchers which included random sample selection when appropriate. Known Biases in mutual fund data The returns histories are sometimes duplicated in the database. For example, if a fund started in 1962 and split into four share classes in 1993, each new share class of the fund is permitted to inherit the entire return/performance history. This can create a bias when averaging returns across mutual funds. A selection bias favoring the historical data files of the best past performing private funds that became public does exist. The SEC has recently begun permitting some funds (and eventually probably all funds) with prior returns histories as private funds to add these returns onto the beginning of their public histories. The effect of this is that only the successful private fund histories are included in the database.