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Hi my name is _____ and I’m calling from the Bureau of Government Research and Services at Rhode Island College. We are not selling anything; we are conducting a study of issues in the news. Please help us by sharing your opinions. Percentages may not add to 100 percent due to rounding. 3. Are things in Rhode Island are going in the right direction, or have they gotten on the wrong track? 1 Right Direction 11% 2 Wrong Track 83% 3 (VOL) Don’t Know 6% 4. What do you think is the most important problem facing Rhode Island right now? PROBE FOR SPECIFIC _______________________________________________________________ 5. Considering the cost of gas, as compared with past summer vacation plans how likely are you to travel outside Rhode Island by car on vacation this year? Are you: 1 More Likely 5% 2 Just as Likely 32% 3 Less Likely 59% 4 (VOL) Don’t Know 2% 5 (VOL) No Answer 2% 6. Supporters say we should allow drilling for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to increase oil supplies. Opponents say drilling would damage the environment in an unspoiled part of the nation. Do you approve or disapprove of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska? 1 Approve 42% 2 Disapprove 50% 3 (VOL) Don’t Know 7% 4 (VOL) Don’t Know 2% 5 (VOL) No Answer 2% 7. In order to help reduce global warming would you be willing or not willing to pay more for electricity if it were generated by renewal sources like the sun or wind energy? 1 Willing 66% 2 Not Willing 25% 3 (VOL) Don’t Know 7% 4 (VOL) No Answer 2% 8. Thinking about gay marriage would you favor or oppose Rhode Island courts having the authority to grant divorces to homosexual couples legally married in Massachusetts now living in Rhode Island? 1 Favor 49% 2 Oppose 39% 3 (VOL) Don’t Know 8% 4 (VOL) No Answer 4% 9. Governor Carcieri issued an Executive Order dealing with illegal immigrants. It requires that the Federal E-Verify system be used to screen state workers and employees of companies doing business with the state and directs certain state agencies to work cooperatively with Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel in enforcing federal immigration laws. Do you 1 Agree 75% 2 Disagree 18% 3 (VOL) Don’t Know 5% 4 (VOL) No Answer 1% 1 As you know, Rhode Island state government has significant financial problems. I am going to read some of the general assembly’s ideas to balance the budget. Please tell me whether you strongly support, somewhat support, somewhat oppose, or strongly oppose each of the provisions I mention: (ROTATE) Proposal St sp Swh sp Swh op St op DK 10. Freezing non-school state aid to cities 4 3 2 1 0 and towns at this year’s level. 29% 25% 14% 23% 10% 11. Reducing the amount of money 4 3 2 1 0 available for college scholarships 12% 12% 18% 54% 4% awarded to needy students. 12. Imposing a two-year time limit on 4 3 2 1 0 welfare benefits. 48% 19% 12% 18% 4% 13. Capping the amount of tax credits paid 4 3 2 1 0 out to encourage the filming of movies 31% 24% 15% 21% 10% and TV shows in Rhode Island. 14. Reducing the number of low income 4 3 2 1 0 families eligible to receive state 20% 14% 19% 43% 4%
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At the 1924 Congress, FIFA agreed to assume responsibility for the organisation of the Olympic Football Tournament by ratifying the proposal that “on condition that the Olympic Football Tournament takes place in accordance with the Regulations of FIFA, the latter shall recognise this as a world football championship”. The 1924 tournament was a great success with 60,000 spectators following the final between Uruguay and Switzerland. The South Americans won 3-0 and were celebrated as World Champions in Montevideo. South America’s predominance was even more impressive at the Olympic Football Tournament in Amsterdam in 1928. Against next-door neighbour Argentina, Uruguay did not want to relinquish their victory on that occasion. This resonance at the Olympic Games intensified FIFA’s wish for its own World Championship. FIFA President Jules Rimet was the driving force in the search for the means to materialise this dream. Following a proposal of the Executive Committee, the FIFA Congress in Amsterdam on 26 May 1928 decided to stage an official FIFA World Championship: the World Cup was born! One year later Uruguay, twice Olympic Champions, planning the celebration of its 100th anniversary of independence in 1930, were assigned the organisation of the first FIFA World Cup™. The first FIFA World Cup™ FIFA’s decision to hold the first World Cup in Uruguay did not only meet acclaim, as Europe was plunged in the midst of an economic crisis. Participation in a World Cup taking place overseas, involved a long sea journey. Moreover, for the clubs it meant they had to renounce their best players for two months. Thus, more and more European associations broke their promise to participate. Thanks to Rimet’s personal efforts, at least four Belgium, France, Yugoslavia and Romania - set off on the long journey. The World Cup, opened at the Estadio Centenario on 18 July 1930, became a remarkable success, both in a sporting and financial sense. On 30th July, the first World Cup final saw the same fixture as two years before at the Olympic Football Tournament. Being 2-1 down at half-time, Uruguay raised the rhythm of their play, regained the lead and - cheered on by the majority of the 93,000 crowd - finally won 4-2. The organisers on the other hand were disappointed at the fact that only four European teams participated. The anger in Montevideo was so intense that four years later, the World Champions - for the first and only time - renounced defending their title
The long fight to reform Michigan's no-fault auto insurance system might be coming to a head. Republican leaders laid out a new proposal Thursday that would place a cap on the now-unlimited medical claims and force insurers to their rates for now. House Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, announced the plan, citing the fact Michigan drivers pay some of the highest premiums on car insurance in the country.
It is important to use a step by step organized approach to develop packaging design. Among other things, it helps to define which steps are client responsibilities and which are responsibilities of the design firm. 1. The first step in the process is for the client to describe the assignment to the design firm, assemble all relevant information and materials, list product benefits and key points in their priority of importance and clarify any mandatories. A “mandatory” is something that is required for the category or company. A “category” example would be the legal way a product should be described. A “company” example could be that the company president doesn’t like the color red. That means that the designer won’t use red! 2. The second step is for the design firm to prepare a proposal for the client. The proposal should include the designer’s understanding of the assignment and responsibilities, and how the designer plans to execute the assignment, spelling out deliverables, timetables and costs for each module or phase in the process. 3. The third is the most important step in the design process and it has nothing to do with graphics. The client and/or the design firm must develop a Communications Strategy that includes a strong USP - Unique Selling Proposition - (sometimes referred to as a Brand Positioning or the Brand Essence) as well as specific design direction for the specific project. The USP gives the trade and consumer a clear understanding of what makes your product different and better than your competition. There is nothing more important to the designer than to have a clear, powerful Brand Positioning to execute.
The Ellen Bayard Weedon East Asia Travel Grant Faculty Application Form Personal Information Name Local address Telephone E-mail Travel Information Destination Proposed dates of departure/return Program Proposal Please attach a research proposal, describing how you intend to spend your time in East Asia. Financial Information Estimated total cost of travel, proposed program, and living expenses while in East Asia: Round trip air fare: $ Living expenses: $ Other expenses: $ Total: $ Personal share of cost: $ Other sources of funding: $ *Those working in the area of art and architecture are encouraged to apply for the Weedon Foundation Faculty Travel Award administered by Daniel Ehnbom for further funding. Total Ellen Bayard Weedon East Asia travel grant request $ Signature__________________________________ Date
In addition to the skilled trades resources used during the dismantlement and installation of new panels, Optimation Rockwell’s Batch Server provided crane operators to lift the equipment from second provided S88 compatible story access, providing a true full service solution for the functionality to manage client. batches. Sub-recipes for similar products greatly simplified recipe creation, avoiding duplication of data. Despite a feeling that the new batch server would run more smoothly, the client remained concerned that lack of a manual panel would slow testing. Consequently, Optimation devised a manual mode screen that could run phases in the controllers without need for the Batch Server to be functioning. This was an even better solution than the manual panel, since the phase logic performed a series of small operations that could still be constrained by interlocks and permissives. This Installed Drive Panels and Operator Panel in the Field was the best of both worlds, manual operation coupled with the added safety of having to follow standard safeguards. Syste m H e a l t h In addition to having the conduit pre-installed and the electrical cables pre-bundled, Optimation was also able to perform an upgrade to the field wiring in the silo area to Class 2 Div 2 standards. This was not part of the automation proposal scope, but was able to be done at the same time to provide greater peace of mind. Another identified risk area was to ensure that existing documentation was accurate and that all instrumentation R esu lt s operated correctly. If a motor was wired backwards or a switch was stuck, a lot of valuable startup time could be The client was very pleased with the on-time and on-budget performance of this project. The production rate also increased wasted needlessly. by 5%, which was achieved due to faster system response in In cooperation with the on-site maintenance crew, the system changing over jobs and running campaigns. was thoroughly inspected to ensure that the wiring list was correct and all instrumentation functioned properly. Any areas that needed maintenance were fixed or identified in advance. 50 High Tech Dr. Rush, NY 14543 585-321-2300 ph 585-321-2700 fax www.optimation.us