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Illustrates a practical method for evaluating horizontal equity inproperty valuations using confidence intervals through the use of anindicator variable. Concludes that…
Illustrates a practical method for evaluating horizontal equity in property valuations using confidence intervals through the use of an indicator variable. Concludes that the calculation of a confidence interval in conjunction with a point‐estimate forecast valuation provides the valuer with a statistical test of equity.
Discusses the application of multiple regression analysis (MRA) inthe process of maintaining equity and consistency with the market placein valuation. Illustrates the case…
Discusses the application of multiple regression analysis (MRA) in the process of maintaining equity and consistency with the market place in valuation. Illustrates the case by giving examples using data maintained by a local valuer′s office. Outlines the uses of regression analysis in order to specify whether or not a given value is within a specified probability limit. Shows how the procedure is straightforward to use with microcomputer technology, and compares the system against the standard linear model form. Suggests that the extra time and effort required to identify non‐linearities, may not provide a sufficient justification for its use.
Officially, of course, the world is now post-imperial. The Q’ing and Ottoman empires fell on the eve of World War I, and the last Leviathans of Europe's imperial past, the…
Officially, of course, the world is now post-imperial. The Q’ing and Ottoman empires fell on the eve of World War I, and the last Leviathans of Europe's imperial past, the Austro-Hungarian and Tsarist empires, lumbered into the grave soon after. Tocsins of liberation were sounded on all sides, in the name of democracy (Wilson) and socialism (Lenin). Later attempts to remake and proclaim empires – above all, Hitler's annunciation of a “Third Reich” – now seem surreal, aberrant, and dystopian. The Soviet Union, the heir to the Tsarist empire, found it prudent to call itself a “federation of socialist republics.” Mao's China followed suit. Now, only a truly perverse, contrarian regime would fail to deploy the rhetoric of democracy.
This chapter explores the emergence, growth, and current status of the sociology of sport in Canada. Such an endeavour includes acknowledging the work and efforts of Canadian scholars – whether Canadian by birth or naturalization or just as a result of their geographic location – who have contributed to the vibrant and robust academic discipline that is the sociology of sport in Canadian institutions coast-to-coast, and who have advanced the socio-cultural study of sport globally in substantial ways. This chapter does not provide an exhaustive description and analysis of the past and present states of the sociology of sport in Canada; in fact, it is important to note that an in-depth, critical and comprehensive analysis of our field in Canada is sorely lacking. Rather, this chapter aims to highlight the major historical drivers (both in terms of people and trends) of the field in Canada; provide a snapshot of the sociology of sport in Canada currently; and put forth some ideas as to future opportunities and challenges for the field in Canada.
The “war on terror” has nothing to do with protecting the U.S. and world's people from “terrorists”, and everything to do with securing the American empire abroad and…
The “war on terror” has nothing to do with protecting the U.S. and world's people from “terrorists”, and everything to do with securing the American empire abroad and muzzling democracy and human rights at home. The 9-11 attacks were the pretext which sold the myth of evil Muslim terrorists imminently threatening Americans. That tale allowed the Cheney-led members of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) to implement their 1990 DPG plan for world control. The “war on terror” is modelled on Islamophobic stereotypes, policies, and political structures developed by the Israeli Likkud and Bush Sr. in 1979. It is designed to inspire popular support for U.S. wars of world conquest. To defeat this plan, we must overcome our Islamophobic fear of “terrorists” and stand in solidarity with Muslims.
Military planning has various authors. The kings and emperors of old decided on whom to make war, where and when, with what, and for how long. The British Empire was built on economic push and domination abroad via a strong fleet. When Prussia united Germany in the nineteenth century, the planning task became that of the army's general staff. After Marxism‐Leninism gripped Russia in the twentieth century, plans and strategy emerged from the fountain‐head of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, but were entrusted to the generals for execution. In twenty‐first century USA there is a formalized structure for defence projection, yet parties outside the government may have an unusual voice in military planning.
Considers the nature and extent of sales promotion activity.Examines promotions as a method of protecting a brand in the future,various promotion techniques, and how to…
Considers the nature and extent of sales promotion activity. Examines promotions as a method of protecting a brand in the future, various promotion techniques, and how to prepare for the growth of a promotion. Surmises that the trends that have made promotion so prevalent will continue, so brands that utilize franchise and image‐building promotions will reap rewards in the future.
This annotated list represents a selection of outstanding poetry titles published in the USA in 2003 and the early part of 2004.
The authors selected the titles in this list from the 2,100 titles received for the 2004 Poetry Publications Showcase at Poets House in New York City, held in April 2004.
The authors selected titles for this list that would be both accessible and challenging to library users.
This list can be used as a guide to collection development for contemporary poetry.
Reviews the findings of a study investigating the adoption of aservice innovation and the relative importance to consumers in makingthe adoption decision. Suggests…
Reviews the findings of a study investigating the adoption of a service innovation and the relative importance to consumers in making the adoption decision. Suggests managerial implications and recommendations as a result of the study. Identifies other service industries to which the implications could be relevant. Includes an appendix describing the methodology of the study.
Examines the development of new services in service organizations,which has often been incomplete and has resulted in the needs of themarketplace remaining unsatisfied…
Examines the development of new services in service organizations, which has often been incomplete and has resulted in the needs of the marketplace remaining unsatisfied. Considers the findings of a study comparing the process of new service development in different service industries. Reports on how development may be improved and offers a model allowing greater input from the service recipients.