National Academies Keck Futures Initiative - NAKFI Grants - Futures interdisciplinary research grants provide seed funding to Futures Conference research participants, on a competitive basis, to enable further pursuit of important new ideas and connections stimulated by the national conference, bringing people together in a variety of new ways and sparking new interdisciplinary research. The grants provide select researchers an opportunity to explore new research areas, learn new skills, and/or collaborate across disciplines, in cases where this would not otherwise be possible. These grants will help researchers move towards the interfaces between disciplines. The grant application process for Advanced Nuclear Technologies closed on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 3:00pm Pacific Time/6:00pm Eastern Time/5:00pm Central Time. If you submitted an application you should have received a confirmation email on Friday, February 7, 2014. Grant awards will be announced sometime second quarter 2014.
Measuring Worth - Measures of worth, inflation rates, saving calculator, relative value, worth of a dollar, worth of a pound, purchasing power, gold prices, GDP, history of wages, average wage Measures of Worth Lawrence H. Officer and Samuel H. Williamson Clearly, intrinsic values, objects, or events are difficult, if not impossible, to measure in money terms.
ONS Home Poverty and Employment Transitions in the UK and EU, 2007-2012 The relationship between relative income poverty and participation in the labour market and the extent to which moving into employment is associated with leaving poverty. Analysis by a range of demographic factors, characteristics of employment and EU comparisons. Child Mortality in England and Wales, 2013 In 2013, the infant mortality rate was 3.8 deaths per 1,000 live births, the lowest ever recorded in England and Wales. This compares with an infant mortality rate of 4.0 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2012 and 10.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1983. Economic Goods – definition and examples An economic good is a good or service that has a benefit (utility) to society. Also economic goods have a degree of scarcity and therefore an opportunity cost. This is in contrast to a free good (like air, sea water) where there is no opportunity cost – but abundance. Free goods cannot be traded because nobody living by the sea would buy seawater – there is no point. However with economic goods where there is some scarcity and value, people will be willing to pay for them.
Microbial Life - Educational Resources Teaching and learning about the diversity, ecology and evolution of the microbial world; discover the connections between microbial life, the history of the earth and our dependence on micro-organisms. The expansive Sunset Lake of the Black Sand Basin is one of the largest thermal bodies of water in Yellowstone National Park. Details A Thanksgiving Cornucopia of Wrongest Products We could almost throw in the 1000 thread count towel and just admit we’ve been insurmountably topped in the Wrongest Product Awards competition. First came the suggestion from a reader following our nomination of the lighted pillow spied in a local outpost of a chain store. (local chain store = oxymoron?) He noticed the proud and iconic “As Seen on TV” logo and mentioned he’d once survived a visit to the As Seen on TV store. (We didn’t even know there was such a thing.
World business, finance, and political news from the Financial Times "Unfortunately there have been so many predictions of a hard landing for China that the market ignores them. Maybe 2015 is the year." By flashcrash on China: Overborrowed and overbuilt Want vs. Need: Basic Economics Part 1 Want vs. Need: Basic Economics Part 1: Basic Wants and Needs One of the most basic concepts of economics is want vs. need. Statement of beliefs of the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (OCRT) About this website Sponsored link. The importance of faith/belief statements: We feel that every denomination, para-church organization, religious group, and religious web site should consider creating a statement of belief or faith and displaying it prominently.
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Food Groups - Melissa & Doug® This set of play foods in the four basic food groups is perfect for teaching children about the benefits of healthy eating. Allow children to explore the many items, and then group them into the categories of dairy, grains, produce, meats, and fish. Also great for teaching children with certain food allergies what foods they might need to stay away from. Children can manipulate the foods to create a well-balanced meal and later identify healthy choices in the grocery store or at the dinner table. A great teaching tool for children of all ages! Wealth Management Another week of mixed economic news did not deter equity markets from climbing. The Standard & Poor’s 500 finished last week at a record high of 1859, the Dow Jones Av-erage closed at 16,321, and the Nasdaq Composite ended at 4308. Contrary to expectations that interest rates might rise sharply as the Fed pulled back from its bond buying program, the ten-year Treasury finished the week with a yield of 2.65% Crude oil was up to 102.59, and gold is staging a comeback after a disappoint-ing 2013 – closing at 1328.20. Consumer confidence was up in January, but GDP growth was revised downward to 2.4% for the fourth quarter of 2013.