On the Level

A Story about Striving for Openness to Build Corporate Strength

Author: Bob Mierisch

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 9781862545137

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 183

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This memoir combines autobiography with reflections on building a successful business enterprise. The author describes his experiences as CEO of an Australian company over 20 years of growth and presents his ideas on the value of openness and striving for excellence in building a successful and lasting organisation. Includes a bibliography and an index. The author is former director of Baulderstone Hornibrook. He was appointed a member of the Order of Australia for service to the building and construction industry and to the community in 1994.

Peak District Walking: on the Level

Author: Norman Buckley

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 9781850588115

Category: Peak District (England)

Page: 122

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Scattered across the length and breadth of the Peak District, this title features 28 carefully selected short walks to choose from. It is ideal for family outings, for those who prefer easier walks, and all those who simply don't have the time for an all-day walk.

On-the-level

Performance Communication that Works

Author: Patricia A. McLagan,Peter Krembs

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781881052760

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 181

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Aimed primarily at business managers, this text teaches readers the communication skills they need to be able to work together in a way that is honest, respectful, and deliberate. The authors warn about the pitfalls and challenges when defensiveness and egos are given free rein, and give tips for getting back on track after hitting trouble.

More Lakeland Walking

On the Level

Author: Norman Buckley

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 9781850585725

Category: Lake District (England)

Page: 180

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Deals with level walks in the beautiful English Lake District. This book contains 26 walks which start and finish at a recommended parking area. It includes walks, some of which are among the high mountains of the Lake District while others explore the fringe areas. It offers instructions, maps and photographs, and concise introductory notes.

On the Level

Author: David Michael Slater

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617856525

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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The tools are all counting on Nevil the Level to win this yearÍs soapbox derby. Nevil thinks the only way he can win is by cheating, and Mini-screwdriver tells him how. As the pressure mounts, what will happen to NevilÍs motto, ñStraight and Trueî? Looking Glass Library is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades PreK-4.

Lakeland Walking

On the Level

Author: Norman Buckley

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 9781850583899

Category: Lake District (England)

Page: 137

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The 32 walks in this book vary considerably in length and effort required. They are all circular and start and finish at a recommended parking area. Interesting features along the route are described.

On the Level

A Brickies Tale

Author: David Bruce

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456791919

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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This is the true story of two Bricklayers David and Scott, who met at technical college in 1978, where they were both studying to become bricklayers. They quickly became firm friends, and after completing their apprenticeships worked together as a team and eventually started a small construction company. Things were going swimmingly for them both until the recession of the late 1980's began to bite deep And The construction industry began to slowly collapse around them. As jobs became increasingly scarce and harder to find with wages dropping dramactically on a weekly basis, they found the only way to beat the recession was to leave England and their families to find work abroard in the vain hope of earning enough money to be able to pay their mortgages and keep their homes by what ever means it took to achive it. As they begin their travels starting in Holland it goes to prove that not speaking the language or understanding simple things like culture or even road signs can lead to situations that quickly get out of hand and cause no end of problems!! the two of them suddenly find that ignorance quickly results in their small problems becoming extremely large problems and as they expand their travels following the money through Europe using Scotts VW Camper as their mode of transport, they find that things can only go from bad to worse, a lot worse!!

Life on the Level

The Art of Biblical Balance

Author: Jon Lands

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 098546335X

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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Many years ago, the Flying Wallendas were performing with the Circus and were quite a attraction wherever they performed their high wire act. In one city in which they performed, the local weather reporter asked the patriarch, Karl Wallenda, "May I give the weather report on the high wire?" Karl agreed. The big moment came; the reporter stepped out, balanced, and gave a quick weather forecast. In an instant, the commercial break came and the reporter asked, "Mr. Wallenda! How do I step back, right foot or left foot?" In his haste to make high viewer ratings rather than be safe, the reporter was completely unaware of his new difficulty. Karl Wallenda said, "Son, you can't back up--you have to step forward." The nervous reporter said, "Mr. Wallenda, I can't do that; I have never walked the high wire, beside I am one step back from where I started." Wallenda said, "You've got thirty-three steps in front of you and it is safer to take thirty-three steps forward than one step back. Don't be afraid, I'll be right behind you." The principle is true if you are going to live life on the level. Don't be afraid--and step forward. The Epistle of James teaches us about balance so we may walk forward with Jesus, no matter where He guides you. This book, and its study of James, will help you keep your balance as you walk across the high wire of the Christian life. Remember, it is easier to keep your balance walking forward rather than stepping backward. Can't you hear Christ whispering in your ear words of encouragement? Take another step and trust Him as you live Life on the Level.

A Study on the Relationship between the Level of Social Expenditure and National Burden and the Economic Competitiveness

Author: Gun-Chun Ryu,Tae-Eun Kim

Publisher: 길잡이미디어

ISBN: 8968271186

Category: Competition

Page: 100

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CHAPTER 1 Introduction 1. Issues at hand and the need for this study 2. Purpose 3. Content CHAPTER 2 Previous Studies and Theoretical Background 1. Literature Review 2. Theoretical Background CHAPTER 3 Data Source and Analysis Methodology 1. Data Source 2. Analysis Methodology CHAPTER 4 Analysis Outcome 1. Categorization of 'Low-level, Low-welfare' and 'High-level, High-welfare' 2. Enablers and Economic Status and Competitiveness CHAPTER 5 Conclusion and Policy Implications References The current financial crisis in Southern Europe is not only posing a threat to the valuation of the euro but also raising concern over the sustainability of the European welfare model. Bolstered by continuous economic growth in the wake of World War II, European states have managed to develop a high-burden/high-benefit welfare model. However, amid aging society driven by low birth rates and an extended life expectancy as well as the recent sluggish economic growth, high spending and dwindling incomes inevitably followed, triggering government deficits to surge. Consequently, European countries including the financially vulnerable Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy have introduced and are still implementing a range of restructuring measures such as a cut in pension/healthcare benefits, lifting of the eligible age for retirement, etc. in an effort to tackle the budget crisis facing them. As a result, skeptical views on the sustainability of their high-burden/high-benefit model have ensued. One of motivations behind this study is our recognition that such assessment can be too facile. It is true that of Europe's typical high-burden, High-benefit platforms, the ones employed by some Southern European countries are currently under scrutiny, yet the welfare models prevailing in Northern Europe are positively reviewed by global comparison, thus casting little doubt over their sustainability for now. Even for the welfare model of continental European countries, a mixture of views are present. Specifically, little concern is raised about Germany as it has successfully taken proactive actions for welfare reform as opposed to France. Having said that, we believe it is not fair to criticize the whole European welfare system just because the welfare models adopted by southern European countries are struggling with the matter of sustainability. The key to the present issue is not only the size of tax burden and welfare spending but the relation between welfare-enabling economic fundamentals and the level of social issues deemed tolerable. Any welfare model adopted by a country can be viewed appropriate, regardless of high-burden, High-benefit or low-burden/low-benefit, as long as it is selected by people through a political process and managed at a level that withstands social issues while forming a virtuous cycle with the underlying economy. Another factor considered significant for maintaining welfare at a sustainable level is whether the relevant country has the capacity to properly respond when the dynamically selected welfare model encounters any problems.In this respect, it appears unreasonable to simply regard the latest welfare reform triggered by fiscal deficits in Europe as the discarding of European welfare framework. For a prudent judgment, an overall analysis should be conducted for any selections made in the process of politics, a virtuous cycle forged between the underlying economy and healthcare/welfare, degrees of social issues managed by the welfare system, government's response to problems, etc. In this study, we'd like to proceed with our discussion based on the recognition that a virtuous cycle of welfare and economy is most crucial. To this end, it is important to identify regular patterns between the level of welfare spending and tax burden, and the economic competitiveness.

Practical Cookery for the Level 3 NVQ and VRQ Diploma, 6th edition

Author: David Foskett,Patricia Paskins,Neil Rippington,Steve Thorpe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471806715

Category: Study Aids

Page: 592

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Become an expert chef with this textbook which covers all the advanced preparation, cooking and finishing techniques you need to succeed in the professional kitchen. Part of the bestselling Practical Cookery series and matched to the NVQ and VRQ Diplomas, this new edition has been fully updated to include recipes that incorporate modern culinary trends and up-to-date techniques. It contains all of the underpinning knowledge you need for whichever Level 3 course you are completing. In addition, catering colleges from across the UK have contributed regional recipes which will be of interest to Level 3 and master chefs alike. - Put your knowledge into practice with 400 specially selected, easy-to-follow recipes complete with colourful photographs - Master important skills with dozens of step-by-step sequences which guide you through advanced techniques - Get hints, information and valuable advice on working in a professional kitchen from real chefs - Test yourself with questions at the end of each chapter and refine your reflection technique with special sections on identifying results and conducting independent research - Access industry-standard videos on your smartphone, tablet or computer with QR codes embedded in the text

The Impact of Debt Sustainability and the Level of Debt on Emerging Markets Spreads

Author: Nazim Belhocine,Mr. Salvatore Dell'Erba

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1484347471

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 31

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How do financial markets respond to concerns over debt sustainability and the level of public debt in emerging markets? We introduce a measure of debt sustainability – the difference between the debt stabilizing primary balance and the primary balance–in an otherwise standard spread regression model applied to a panel of 26 emerging market economies. We find that debt sustainability is an important determinant of spreads. In addition, using a panel smooth transition regression model, we find that the sensitivity of spreads to debt sustainability doubles as public debt increases above 45 percent of GDP. These results suggest that market interest rates react more to debt sustainability concerns in a country with a high level of debt compared to a country with a low level of debt.

Lonergan and the Level of Our Time

Author: Frederick E. Crowe

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442640324

Category: Philosophy

Page: 483

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This third and final collection of articles by the noted Lonergan expert Frederick E. Crowe comprises twenty-eight papers written between 1961 and 2004, five of which have never before been published. --

Yorkshire Dales Walking

On the Level

Author: Norman Buckley

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 9781850584391

Category: Walking

Page: 140

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This book selects 32 of the best Dales walks and offers them with a wealth of interesting features encountered along the way. They are based on well-known towns and villages, mainly within those areas which are most popular and best loved.

Asymmetric Effects of Government Spending: Does the Level of Real Interest Rates Matter?

Author: Woon Gyu Choi,Michael B. Devereux

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: N.A

Category: Government spending policy

Page: 36

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This paper empirically explores how fiscal policy (represented by increases in government spending) has asymmetric effects on economic activity at different levels of real interest rates. It suggests that the effect of fiscal policy depends on the level of real rates, since the Ricardian effect is smaller at lower financing costs of fiscal policy. Using threshold regression models on U.S. data, the paper provides new evidence that expansionary government spending is more conducive to short-run growth when real rates are low. It also finds asymmetric effects on interest rates and inflation, and threshold effects associated with substitution between financing methods.

The level of protection provided by Chinese labour law compared to German labour law

Author: Sergio M Moccia

Publisher: Igel Verlag

ISBN: 3868150455

Category: Law

Page: 100

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AsienThis work describes the Chinese Labour Law and traces back the sources of the Chinese Labour Law regulations. In the first section, the German Labour Law and some of the most important clauses are explained. In further sections, the Chinese Labour Law itself and its coherent development, the main landmarks and the similarities to the German Labour Law, with its Romanist Tradition, are reflected. In particular the situation of the unions and their influence on management polices are named. Further more, this work displays the current situation in the Chinese corporate world and its relation towards the Chinese Labour Law. With the elaboration of three chosen cases, this thesis highlights the enforcement level and the core aspects of Chinese Labour Law that are frequently violated within Chinese joint-ventures and their partners from abroad, either from Asian or Western developed nations. In addition, this work focuses on the situation in Taiwan and Hong Kong in respect to their Labour Law systems and gives a brief overview over their core aspects and its future perspective and likelihood to keep its sovereignty under the increasing influence of China mainland. One of the main aspects is discussed in the sections dealing with the New Chinese Labour Law of 2007 and its upcoming implementation on the 1st of January 2008. Issues concerning the development and core improvements are evaluated and precisely explained. Further more, the ramifications and main changes that are likely to emerge in the near future will be discussed. This work will also shed some light on the reactions of the work force in China and multinationals in general. The fears and hopes that go hand in hand with the implementation of the new draft. Last but not least, this work will give proposals and suggestion to German and Western companies how to deal with labour law related issues that are planning to enter this viable and fast growing market. Moreover, it will give an overview over the main aspects in terms of Chinese Labour Law regulations that should be considered in order to establish a successful business in the People’s Republic of China.

The Level and Composition of Public Sector Debt in Emerging Market Crises

Author: Monica Baumgarten de Bolle,Bjoern Rother,Ivetta Hakobyan

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: N.A

Category: Debts, Public

Page: 35

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The paper examines the evolution of public sector debt levels and structures in 12 emerging market countries around the time of financial crises. In particular, it focuses on whether the debt situation of sovereign borrowers became more vulnerable in the aftermath of crises. The principal findings are that (i) debt levels tend to increase significantly post-crisis, and (ii) countries often experience more rigid debt structures following such events, with an increase in the share of external public debt to multilateral creditors and a greater exposure of the domestic banking system to sovereign debt.

Quality Controls, License Transferability and the Level of Investment

Author: Ms. Ling Hui Tan,Ms. Kala Krishna,Mr. Ram Ranjan

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1452765170

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 33

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This paper models investment/entry decisions in a competitive industry that is subject to a quantity control on an input for production. The quantity control is implemented by auctioning licenses for the restricted input (e.g., a pollution permit or a production license). The paper shows that liberalizing the quantity control could reduce investment in the industry under certain circumstances. Furthermore, the level of investment is quite different when licenses are tradable than when they are not. Key factors in the comparison include the elasticity of demand for the final good and the degree of input substitutability. Two examples are computed to illustrate the results.

Dead on the Level

Author: Helen Nielsen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440541264

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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As in her sensational first offering, Helen Nielsen has again come up with a fast-paced and remarkably readable mystery. It begins when a gorgeous girl makes an incredible proposal, and ends when a would-be fall guy unearths some low schemes in high society—while solving a murder to save his own skin. The action is smooth, tough and colorful all the way.