An uptime guarantee contract commits a service provider to maintain the functionality of a customer TMs equipment at least for certain fraction of working time during a contracted period. This paper addresses the optimal design of uptime guarantee contracts for the service provider when the customer TMs valuation of a contract with a given guaranteed […]

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Inclusion of a Venetian blind modifies both the absolute and relative strengths of convection and radiation. Vertically oriented slats showed the most significant contribution to increasing radiative thermal resistance, which led to the best overall thermal performance. The system achieved up to 28% improvement of U value when compared with a glazing unit without a […]

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The limited edition is highlighted by the Artist series. Here, Oakley takes its most popular frames and adorns them with work from famous artists such as Frank Kozik and Stanley Donwood. The special edition models center around such institutions as Major League Baseball, Lance Armstrong’s Live Strong Foundation, Ducati motorcycles, and King’s camouflage. He immediately […]

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It performs an evolutionary prototype reduction focused on providing diverse solutions to prevent the method from overfitting the training set. It also allows us to explicitly reduce the underrepresented class, which the most common preprocessing solutions handling class imbalance usually protect. As part of the experimental study, we show that the proposed prototype reduction method […]

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Large igneous provinces (LIPs) are proposed to have caused a number of episodes of abrupt environmental change by increasing atmospheric CO2 levels, which were subsequently alleviated by drawdown of CO2 via enhanced continental weathering and burial of organic matter. Here the sedimentary records of two such episodes of environmental change, the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event […]

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The fashion world is extremely competitive. It’s also very easy to get swept up and have work be all consuming. Luckily, I have friends in this business who I can talk to and get advice from. When inside, we were awed by the beautiful stained glass with the light shining through. The gothic architecture is […]

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LOUNGE loves: Afternoon tea at Sydney Sir Stamford at Circular Quay competes very well with London top high teas. Served daily from 1pm to 5pm in the hotel clubby bar, the cakes, pastries, scones and finger sandwiches are presented on a tiered silver stand and quantities are generous. But it the range of Ronnefeldt teas […]

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