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Particle Swarm Optimization – Université Libre de Bruxelles

Particle Swarm Optimization Introduction Marco A. Montes de Oca IRIDIA-CoDE, Universit´e Libre de Bruxelles (U.L.B.) May 7, 2007 Marco A. Montes de Oca Particle Swarm Optimization Presentation overview Origins The idea Continuous optimization The basic algorithm Main variants Parameter selection Research issues Our work at IRIDIA-CoDE Marco A. Montes de Oca Particle Swarm Optimization Particle swarm optimization: Origins How can birds or fish ex- hibit such a coordinated collective behavior? Marco A. Montes de Oca Particle Swarm Optimization Particle swarm
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Corel WordPerfect Office X4 Reviewer’s Guide

In the last two years, the office productivity market has experienced dramatic change. New Web-based applications, new file formats, and new user experiences have risen to prominence as vendors attempt to turn new technologies into a larger share of the highly profitable office productivity market. Corel® WordPerfect® Office has long been the leading alternative to Microsoft® Office. And now, Corel WordPerfect Office X4 delivers an exciting upgrade to the legendary office suite, directly addressing the needs of today’s PC user, as well as the productivity technology trends of today and tomorrow.
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Your Retirement Plan – Office of the New York State Comptroller

Your Retirement Plan - Office of the New York State ComptrollerYour Retirement Plan Special 20- and 25-Year Plans For PFRS Tier 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 Members (Sections 384, 384-d and 384-e) New York State Office of the State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement System A Message From Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli As a member of the Retirement System, you are covered by a plan that provides important benefits. This publication explains some of those benefits and the services available to you as a member of our system, including: • Benefits you will receive at retirement if you meet the service and age requirements (service retirement benefits); • Benefits you may receive if you become permanently disabled (disability retirement benefits); •
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Credit Card Payment FAQ – Office of Financial Services

Credit Card Payment FAQ - Office of Financial Services - The Ohio ...Page 1 of 2 2010 Credit Card Payment FAQ How do I make a payment with a credit card? Students can access the ‘Guardian & Credit Card ePay’ link in the Finance section of their SIS Student Center page. This link will take you to a page that explains the process, and where you can choose to make a credit card payment. Once credit card is selected as a payment option, you will be transferred to the secure Sallie Mae site to enter your information. For step-by- step instruction on how to make a credit card payment, please go to Credit Card Payment FAQ at http://buckeyelink.osu.edu/. Why does OSU only accept credit cards online? Ohio State has contracted Sallie Mae,
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Federal Employees Retirement System – Office of Personnel

Federal Employees Retirement System - Office of Personnel ...Federal Employees Retirement System (An Overview of Your Benefits) Insurance ServicePersonnel Management FERS RI 90-1 Revised April 1998 Retirement and United States Office of Previous edition is usable. Federal Employees Retirement System (An Overview of Your Benefits) This booklet contains highlights of the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). It is not meant to provide a detailed explanation of all the plan provisions. The information is based on the law in effect at the time the booklet went to publication. Under the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, Public Law 105-33 for fiscal year 1998, employee retirement contributions will increase as follows. Deductions for the Civil Service Retirement System and the Federal Employees Retirement System would be increased by 0.25% in January
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Credit Risk Profile – OFT Form CRP 1 – Office of Fair Trading

Credit Risk Profile – OFT Form CRP 1 - Office of Fair TradingConsumer Credit Licensing Credit Risk Profile – OFT Form CRP 1 For more information go to www.oft.gov.uk Please read these guidance notes carefully before completing the form. What is the purpose of this form? The Credit Risk Profile form is designed to assist the Office of Fair Trading in considering the skills, knowledge, experience and business controls of an applicant or licensee in determining whether it is competent to carry out regulated credit activities. If you knowingly or recklessly misrepresent, or fail to reveal, information that you are asked to provide, you will have committed a criminal offence under the Consumer Credit Act 1974. Please note that, after receipt of your completed form, we may still need to contact you
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New Market Tax Credits – Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

New Market Tax Credits - Office of the Comptroller of the CurrencyNew Market Tax Credits What are New Markets Tax Credits? communities that is equal to approximately 20% of the project financing. These projects, in turn, The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program provide jobs, economic activity, and needed provides a tax incentive for private sector products and services in low-income investment into economic development projects communities. and businesses located in low-income communities. The program is overseen by the What are the benefits to banks? United States Department of the Treasury and is directly administered by the Community • The NMTC provides a subsidy that helps Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. banks participate in projects in low- income communities that might not NMTCs are allocated by the CDFI Fund to otherwise
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Collective Investment Funds – Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Collective Investment Funds - Office of the Comptroller of the CurrencyAM-CIF Comptroller of the Currency Administrator of National Banks Collective Investment Funds Comptroller’s Handbook October 2005 AM Asset Management As of January 6, 2012, this guidance applies to federal savings associations in addition to national banks.* Collective Investment Funds Table of Contents Overview Background…………………………………………………………………………………1 Regulatory Overview…………………………………………………………………….2 12 CFR 9.18……………………………………………………………………………3 Federal Tax Laws……………………………………………………………………..4 Federal Securities Laws …………………………………………………………….5 ERISA …………………………………………………………………………………….6 Risks …………………………………………………………………………………………7 Risk Management……………………………………………………………………….10 Board and Management Supervision …………………………………………10 Policies and Procedures ………………………………………………………….12 Fund Administration……………………………………………………………….12 Examination Procedures Planning Activities………………………………………………………………………21 Quantity of Risk …………………………………………………………………………24 Quality of Risk Management ………………………………………………………..27 Examination Conclusions …………………………………………………………….41 Appendices A. Types of Collective Investment Funds………………………………………..44 B. 12 CFR 9.18(b), Administrative Requirements …………………………….48 C. Collective Investment Funds and the ’40 Act ………………………………59 D. Specialized Collective Investment Funds …………………………………..61 References …………………………………………………………………………………..63
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Investment Securities – Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Investment Securities - Office of the Comptroller of the CurrencyAssets Investment Securities Comptroller’s Handbook Narrative and Procedures – March 1990 Comptroller of the Currency Administrator of National Banks A (Section 203) Comptroller’s Handbook Investment Securities (Section 203) i Investment Securities (Section 203) Table of Contents Introduction 1 Limitations and Restrictions on National Banks’ Holdings 2 Investment Policy 8 Open Contractual Commitments to Purchase or Sell Securities 15 Unsuitable Investment Portfolio Practices 23 Securities Lending 36 Government Securities Act Requirements 37 International Division Investments 41 Examination Procedures 45 Internal Control Questionnaire 65 Verification Procedures 77 Comptroller’s Handbook Investment Securities (Section 203)1 Investment Securities (Section 203) Introduction This section discusses money market investments and securities purchased by the bank for its own account. Securities purchased primarily for resale to customers, i.e.,
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Agriculture Financial Accounting Standards Manual

Agriculture Financial Accounting Standards Manual - Office of the ...AGRICULTURE FINANCIAL STANDARDS MANUAL Office of the Chief Financial Officer Credit, Travel, and Accounting Policy Division Revised May 2004 May 2004 Agriculture Financial Standards Manual ______________________________________________________________________________ I May 2004 Agriculture Financial Standards Manual ______________________________________________________________________________ II Summary of Changes Section Date Item Changed Change Authoritative Sources FASAB, SFFAC, SFFAS, and OMB Circulars Nov 03 Added SFFAC 4, Intended Target Audience and Qualitative Characteristics for the Consolidated Financial Report of the United States Government “ “ Added SFFAS 23, Eliminating the Category National Defense Property, Plant, and Equipment (not applicable to USDA operations) “ “ Added SFFAS 24, Selected Standards For The Consolidated Report of the United States Government “ “ Added SFFAS 25, Reclassification of Stewardship Responsibilities and Eliminating the Current
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