Tesla to Build Shanghai Plant, Amping Up Operations in China

Tesla announced plans to build a factory in Shanghai, a move expected to boost sales in the world’s largest auto market but comes amid a broader U.S.-China trade dispute.
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Immediate stop to NHS mesh operations

Mesh must not be routinely used to treat women with stress urinary incontinence, NHS England told.
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Disney Sells Manhattan Campus, Will Move New York Operations Downtown

Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest and the women from “The View” are taking a trip to downtown New York – along with the rest of Walt Disney’s Big Apple operations. The owner of ABC and ESPN said it had reached a deal with Trinity Church Wall Street to acquire the rights to develop the church’s property […]

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UPS’s $20 Billion Problem: Operations Stuck in the 20th Century

As the package giant tries to satisfy America’s 21st-century shopping-and-shipping mania, it must update a delivery network whose processes sometimes hark to a past era; a $ 20 billion catch-up bill.
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ZTE Says It Halted Major Operations Following U.S. Sales Ban

Chinese telecom firm ZTE said it halted major business operations, marking the deepest wound inflicted yet in the escalating trade rift between China and the U.S.
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Concerns over Coventry brain surgeon’s operations

Two patients operated on by consultant neurosurgeon Hussien El-Maghraby went on to die.
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NHS England lifts suspension on non-urgent operations

Hospitals had been advised to defer non-urgent operations in a bid to free up hospital staff and beds.
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NHS patients facing delays for operations

The move comes as some hospitals and ambulance trusts say they are facing intense winter pressures.
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Vaginal mesh operations should be banned, says NICE

Implants can cut into the vagina – and some women have been left in permanent pain, unable to walk.
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Check NHS cancer, A&E and operations targets in your area

Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.
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Operations cancelled as cyber attack hits NHS Lanarkshire hospitals and GPs

Operations are cancelled as services run by NHS Lanarkshire are affected by malware in computer systems.
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British Online Retailer Avenue 32 Shuts Operations

DEAD END: British online retailer Avenue 32, which sold contemporary women’s wear, has shut down, the company said Wednesday.
The business posted a message on its web site: “Goodbye…After 6 wonderful years, we have decided to focus on new projects and so, sadly, Avenue32.com is now closed. Thank you for being such loyal customers. Orders placed before 11th August 2017 will be processed as normal and the returns period remains at 15 days from receiving your order.”
Launched in 2011 by chief executive officer Roberta Benteler, who had spent her career in private equity, Avenue 32 was backed by Germany’s Benteler Group, which makes steel tubes, components and systems for the auto industry.
Sources said the closure came down to financing as the company struggled to generate sales. Financials experts say it’s difficult for small online retailers to secure funding and financing nowadays: Not only do they have to show they are profitable, they are also facing competition from all directions. They have to compete with the big online luxury players such as Net-a-porter.com, Moda Operandi, Stylebop.com, Mytheresa.com Farfetch and Matchesonline.com, stand-alone brand sites and Instagram sellers.
One industry source speculated that the company’s failure also came down to customer acquisition, which is expensive.

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BHP Billiton Urged by Activist Investor to Shed Oil Operations

Activist investor Elliott Management urged BHP Billiton to spin off its U.S. petroleum assets and outlined a significant restructuring for the world’s largest listed miner.
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CIA operations may be disrupted by new Wikileaks’ data release

The leak could be “one of the most technically damaging” the CIA has faced, according to an expert.
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NHS operations: Waiting times to rise in ‘trade-off’, boss says

Cancer care and A&E to be prioritised as health service leader in England says something has to give.
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Surgeons ‘kicking their heels’ as bed shortage delays operations

Surgeons in England are wasting time waiting for beds in which patients can recover, NHS leaders say.
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Cuts planned to Worcestershire hip and knee operations

Surgeons hit out at the cost-cutting move, which health chiefs say will save around £2m a year.
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Hotel/Motel Operations: An Overview

Hotel/Motel Operations: An Overview


This concise text gives travel and tourism students a look at the organizational and operational aspects of lodgings. It covers all departments of a property including front-office operations such as registration, luggage, room keys, accounting, checking out, housekeeping, engineering and security, and the food and beverage department. Students can gain insight into multiple career choices and understand the dependency and complex coordination demanded in an entire property. Methods of marketing a property are explained, and sections are included on customer relations and dealing with international visitors. Each chapter has activities for the students and projects are offered that involve visiting a property, interviews, shadowing, or library work for in-depth research and first-hand experiences in hotel operations. An extensive teacher’s manual gives instructors the tools to prepare lesson plans and administer tests.

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Encyclopedia of Cold War Espionage, Spies, and Secret Operations

Encyclopedia of Cold War Espionage, Spies, and Secret Operations


The cold war officially lasted from 1945 to 1991; however, many operations and individual spies often are found beyond these dates, with some previously unknown operations and names having surfaced only recently. Based on all the latest research, the core part of the book consists of over 330 individual entries that include biographical accounts of the lives and operations the individual spies and secret agents took part in. In support of the entries, the book provides important useful tools: a complete chronology of significant espionage activities; a glossary of key terms and figures providing additional background to the entries; references to other sources, either in print or electronic formats; and extensive cross-references for all entries. Reaching as far back as 1917 and the Soviet seizure of power in Russia, Encyclopedia of Cold War Espionage, Spies, and Secret Operations covers the entire range of Soviet Bloc and Western espionage. The book explores in depth the critical cold war years, 1945-1991, alongside all the extended ramifications of espionage, up to the spies and operations most recently unveiled. The bulk of the entries centers on the cold war conflict of the United States and NATO-allied countries against the USSR and Communist China, though many other countries were involved in cold war espionage operations as well. Selected fictional characters and operations created by John LeCarré, Ian Fleming, and Robert Littell are also included in a separate section due to the image, accurate or imaginary, of the intelligence operative that was either reviled by the professionals or enthusiastically embraced by the general public.

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Onboard Computers, Onboard Software and Satellite Operations

Onboard Computers, Onboard Software and Satellite Operations


This book is intended as a system engineer’s compendium, explaining the dependencies and technical interactions between the onboard computer hardware, the onboard software and the spacecraft operations from ground. After a brief introduction on the subsequent development in all three fields over the spacecraft engineering phases each of the main topis is treated in depth in a separate part. The features of today’s onboard computers are explained at hand of their historic evolution over the decades from the early days of spaceflight up to today. Latest system-on-chip processor architectures are treated as well as all onboard computer major components. After the onboard computer hardware the corresponding software is treated in a separate part. Both the software static architecture as well as the dynamic architecture are covered, and development technologies as well as software verification approaches are included. Following these two parts on the onboard architecture, the last part covers the concepts of spacecraft operations from ground. This includes the nominal operations concepts, the redundancy concept and the topic of failure detection, isolation and recovery. The baseline examples in the book are taken from the domain of satellites and deep space probes. The principles and many cited standards on spacecraft commanding, hardware and software however also apply to other space applications like launchers. The book is equally applicable for students as well for system engineers in space industry.

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It Chargeback: What You Need To Know For It Operations Management

It Chargeback: What You Need To Know For It Operations Management


An IT chargeback system is an accounting strategy that applies the costs of IT services, hardware or software to the business unit in which they are used.This system contrasts with traditional IT accounting models in which a centralized department bears all of the IT costs in an organization and those costs are treated simply as corporate overhead.

This book is your ultimate resource for IT Chargeback. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, analysis, background and everything you need to know.

In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about IT Chargeback right away, covering: Virtual chargeback, Information technology, Chargeback, Information Technology Infrastructure Library, Financial Management for IT Services (ITSM), Service level agreement, System Center Operations Manager, IT cost transparency, Cost accounting, Management accounting, Managerial risk accounting, Total absorption costing, 4-4-5 Calendar, Accounting management, Activity-based costing, Activity-based management, Average cost method, Average per-bit delivery cost, Backflush accounting, Break-even, Break-even (economics), Breakage, Bridge Life Cycle Cost Analysis, Cash and cash equivalents, Chartered Cost Accountant, Constraints accounting, Construction accounting, Contribution margin, Corporate travel management, Cost centre (business), Cost driver, Cost externalizing, Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis, Customer profitability, Differences between managerial accounting and financial accounting, Direct material price variance, Direct material total variance, Direct material usage variance, Double counting (accounting), Dual overhead rate, Entity-Level Controls, Equivalent annual cost, Extended cost, Factory overhead, Finished good, Fixed assets management, Fixed cost, Full cost accounting, Grenzplankostenrechnung, Hedge accounting, Holding cost, Indirect costs, Inventory turnover, Inventory valuation, Invested Capital, Investment center, Job costing, LIFO (computing), Management control system, Net present value, Notional profit, Operating cash flow, Operating leverage, Operating margin, Overhead (business), Owner earnings, Pre-determined overhead rate, Process costing, Profit center, Railway Costing, RCA Open-Source Application, Relevant cost, Resource Consumption Accounting, Responsibility center, Semi variable cost, Spend management, Target income sales, Throughput Accounting, Total benefits of ownership, Variable cost, Variance (accounting), Cost, Average cost, Average fixed cost, Average variable cost, Cost competitiveness of fuel sources, Cost curve, Cost of poor quality, Cost of products sold, Cost overrun, Cost-benefit analysis, Cost-effectiveness analysis, Cost-minimization analysis, Direct labor cost, Direct materials cost, Economic cost, Explicit cost, Flyaway cost, Foundations of Economic Analysis, Historical cost, Implicit cost, Incremental cost-effectiveness ratio, Isocost, Joint cost, Khozraschyot, Lock-in (decision-making), Manufacturing cost, Marginal cost, Marginal cost of capital schedule, Minimum efficient scale, Opportunity cost, Opportunity cost of capital, Psychic cost, Quality costs, Repugnancy costs, Road Logistics Costing in South Africa, Search cost, Sliding scale fees, Social cost, Spare part, Spare parts management, Strategic misrepresentation, Sunk costs, Total cost, Total cost of acquisition, Total cost of ownership, Transaction cost, Value and Capital, IT service management

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Extracts from the Report of Major General Adna R. Chaffee, Commanding United States Troops in China, on Military Operations in China

Extracts from the Report of Major General Adna R. Chaffee, Commanding United States Troops in China, on Military Operations in China


New – Included is a summary of military operations in China and Manchuria. Other points of interest: observations on equipment, supplies, etc., of the foreign detachments of the expeditionary Army in North China; report on the medical departments of the allied forces in North China; report on the French troops in North China; report on the German troops in North China; and a report on the Paotingfu expedition and murder of American missionaries at that place.

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