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Some other studies come to other conclusions (see ch. 3 of UNCTAD (2007)), but the results covered here are representative of the bulk of the literature, which generally finds positive productivity impacts from adoption of ICT and e-business
M Die Idee zu einer Bewerbung hatte bereits im Oktober 2007 KultStadtrat Atai Keller. Die offiziellen Reaktionen vom Kulturbürgermeister, einzelnen Fraktionen und Kulturschaffenden waren positiv. Hinter vorgehaltender Hand aber heißt es aus Rathauskreisen auch: „Dass das kleine Freiburg Europas Kulturhauptstadt wird, ist so wahrscheinlich wie dass der Sportclub Deutscher Fußballmeister wird.“ In diese Minimalchance viel Geld zu investieren, könnte der Kultur sogar schaden: Denn wo soll das Geld für eine erfolgreiche Bewerbung denn herkommen, wenn es nicht an anderer Stelle gespart wird. Der Ministerrat der Europäischen Union hatte 1985 auf Initiative der griechischen Kulturministerin Melina Mercouri das Projekt „Europäische Kulturhauptstadt“ mit dem Ziel beschlossen, einen Beitrag zur Annäherung der europäischen Völker zu leisten. Der begehrte Titel der Europäischen Kulturhauptstadt geht vermutlich 2020 – in jenem Jahr feiert Freiburg seinen 900. Geburtstag – oder 2021 wieder nach Deutschland. Bisher durften sich hierzulande Berlin 1988, Weimar 1999 und im kommenden Jahr Essen samt Ruhrgebiet über die Auszeichnung freuen. Im Kern einer erfolgreichen Bewerbung steht nicht etwa die Frage, was der Titel, was Europa Freiburg bringen könnten, sondern genau die gegenteilige: Was kann Freiburg Europa bringen? So fragt denn auch eines der Kriterien für eine Ernennung explizit nach dem Beitrag der Stadt zur europäischen Kunst- und Die Stadtspitze hat mittlerweile eine 32-köpfige „Konzeptgruppe Kulturhauptstadt“ gebildet, die sich am 27. Juli im Ratssaal wieder treffen wird, und in der neben von Kirchbach und einer Handvoll städtischer Amtsleiter auch Musikhochschulen-Rektor Rüdiger Nolte, Theater-Intendantin Barbara Mundel, Solararchitekt Rolf Disch, Fabrik-Vordenker Martin Wiedemann, der Theater im MarienbadVorsitzende Hubertus Fehrenbacher, Wirtschaftsförderer Bernd Dallmann und Vertreter der Universität und des Architekturforums sitzen.
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New flanged multi-point socket head bolts have been released to prevent the MBE 900 pilot bearing from walking out of the flywheel housing. The new bolts will replace two flywheel bolts, located 180 degrees from one another. KIT CONTENTS The MBE 900 Pilot Bearing Bolt Service Kit P/N: A9269900105, consists of the following parts, listed in Table 1: Part No. A9269900005 18SP666 Table 1 Qty. 2 1 Description Flanged Multi-point Socket Head Bolts Installation Instructions MBE 900 Pilot Bearing Retaining Bolt Service Kit (P/N: A9269900105) INSTALLATION PROCEDURE Use the following procedure to install the new flanged multi-point socket bolts: 1. Shut off engine and apply the parking brake, chock the wheels, disconnect vehicle battery power, and perform any other applicable safety steps. 2. Remove the transmission. 3. Remove clutch from flywheel. 4. Pull the crankshaft position sensor out of the flywheel housing about 8 mm (0.32 in.). 5. Remove the end cover from the flywheel housing and install the engine barring tool (J-46392). Tighten the bolts on the barring device to 25 N·m (18 lb·ft). Insert the locking pin to block the device and prevent it from rotating. 6. Using J-46385, the flywheel and main pulley socket tool, remove two flywheel multi-point socket head bolts from the flywheel, 180 degrees apart. See Figure 1.
The major cause of clutch failure is excessive heat. Excessive heat generated between the flywheel, driven discs, intermediate plate and pressure plate can cause the metal to flow and the material to be destroyed. If this occurs, the clutch can burst which can cause property damage, serious bodily injury or death. In order to prevent clutch failure resulting from excessive heat: 1. Do not exceed recommended vehicle loads. 2. The clutch should only be used for the recommended applications. 3. Drivers should be properly trained in starting, shifting and operation of the clutch. 4. Drivers should report erratic clutch operation as soon as possible to permit maintenance personnel to inspect, adjust or lubricate as required. 5. The removal and installation procedure described for each component may vary for your vehicle. For Solo and Heavy-Duty ECA clutches only, install shipping bolts before removing clutch assembly from the flywheel. IMPORTANT For service information and assistance, call the Roadranger Help Desk at 1-800-826-HELP (4357) (Mexico: 01-800-826HELP (4357). You may also find more information about Eaton Clutches at www.Roadranger.com. Mechanics must be familiar with proper clutch adjustment, linkage adjustment, lubrication and other maintenance troubleshooting procedures outlined in the Failure Analysis Guide. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this manual. However, Eaton Corporation makes no warranty, expressed or implied, based on the information provided.
This paper examines the complex, often misunderstood, relationship between al-Qaeda, the Taliban and the various militant groups found in FATA (the Federally Administered Tribal Areas) in Pakistan, including the TTP (Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan). Much of what is commonly assumed about the Taliban, the TTP and al-Qaeda is based on misinformation, misunderstanding or a misrepresentation of historical events. The Taliban and alQaeda can in many ways be seen as sharing common values, although their ultimate goals remain very different. The Taliban were not part of the mujahedeen fighting against the Soviets in Afghanistan, and emerged only in 1994. Al-Qaeda, for all the conspiracy, did not receive money from the CIA during the 1980s, and was only officially formed as an organisation in 1988. The creation of the TTP in 2007 is another matter, and was created as an umbrella organisation for various Pakistani militant groups, and maintains close ties with al-Qaeda. However, the Pakistani Taliban is not the same Taliban as the one formed in 1994, and although it swears its loyalty to Mullah Omar, its goals differ from that of the Afghani Taliban. We can speak of al-Qaeda and the Taliban in two broad strokes – pre 9/11 and post 9/11. The attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon (as well as the failed attack on Washington DC with the hijacked flight 93), was the culmination of al-Qaeda as a tightly knit, hierarchical organisation. The subsequent “War on Terror” and the invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001 destroyed much of its organisational capacity; it also left the Taliban severely weakened. However, they both regrouped in the FATA region over a period of years, and al-Qaeda spread its ideology throughout northern Pakistan, coalescing with militant groups and local warlords. Before 9/11, al-Qaeda and the Taliban were very much two different organisations; today, it is not so simple, and in 2010, General David Petreus claimed that there is “a symbiotic relationship between all of these different organizations: al-Qaeda, the Pakistani Taliban, the Afghan Taliban ... They support each other, they coordinate with each other, sometimes they compete with each other, [and] sometimes they even fight each other.” (cfr, 2010, http://www.cfr.org).
In 2007, the Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) emerged after the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) aligned itself with Al-Qaeda. This development captured the world’s attention and led several scholars and policymakers to ask the question: Why did this merger take place and what does it say about the motivations of GSPC? This research investigates three hypotheses: (1) This merger is merely an ideological one without operational implications; (2) this merger is ideological, operational, and logistical; or (3) this merger is merely a rebranding of a failing organization that needed to survive and, therefore, is not a genuine threat to the United States and its European allies. Exploring the evolution of Algerian Islamism, from the rise of the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) and the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) to the GSPC and AQIM, this study concludes that hypothesis 3 is the best explanation of the merger between GSPC and Al-Qaeda. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instruction, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to Washington headquarters Services, Directorate for Information Operations and Reports, 1215 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1204, Arlington, VA 22202-4302, and to the Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project (0704-0188) Washington DC 20503.
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.