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THE CARTER CENTER OBSERVING THE 1999 ELECTIONS IN MOZAMBIQUE FINAL REPORT DEMOCRACY PROGRAM

THE CARTER CENTER OBSERVING THE 1999 ELECTIONS IN MOZAMBIQUE FINAL REPORT DEMOCRACY PROGRAM

The delegation raised another concern: the status of Renamo’s integration and active participation in STAE. According to the electoral law, political parties holding seats in parliament are to be represented in both the CNE and the STAE. The Carter Center delegation noted the absence of some Renamo assistant directors, particularly at the district level in some areas, and recommended that Renamo be integrated fully into the technical staff of STAE before the electoral period, as provided for in the electoral law. The Center’s observers also reported unclear roles of party agents at some registration posts, as well as an inconsistent police presence at the posts. Finally, the team noted concerns about the work conditions of brigade members, many of whom reported that they routinely worked entire days without food or rest.
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Carter Center Statement on the Post-Election Environment and Complaints Resolution Process in Myanmar Feb. 28, 2016

Carter Center Statement on the Post-Election Environment and Complaints Resolution Process in Myanmar Feb. 28, 2016

A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide. The Carter Center has observed 101 elections in 39 countries throughout the world, using international democratic election standards as the basis for making its assessments and recommendations.
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CARTER CENTER STUDY MISSION FOR 2012 VENEZUELAN ELECTORAL PROCESS

CARTER CENTER STUDY MISSION FOR 2012 VENEZUELAN ELECTORAL PROCESS

This report summarizes the findings of the Carter Center’s study of the Venezuelan 2012 election process and Venezuelan perceptions of the elections and results. The Carter Center sponsored an expert study mission to Venezuela, Oct. 3-10, including: Fernando Tuesta, Peruvian political science professor and former head of the National Election Office; Jaime Aparicio, consultant and former Bolivian ambassador to the United States; Carlos Safadi, Argentine constitutional law professor and subsecretary for elections of the Supreme Court of the Buenos Aires province; Hector Diaz, Mexican law professor and former director general of the Electoral Crimes Prosecutor’s Office; and Jennifer McCoy, political science professor and director of the Carter Center’s Americas Program. On election day the study mission also included four additional international experts in the country and six Carter Center consultants and staff. The group interviewed Venezuelan political and social actors before and after the elections and voters in three different states on election day Oct. 7.
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OBSERVING THE 2005 ETHIOPIA NATIONAL ELECTIONS CARTER CENTER FINAL REPORT

OBSERVING THE 2005 ETHIOPIA NATIONAL ELECTIONS CARTER CENTER FINAL REPORT

citizens in expressing its deep alarm and sorrow at the violence, injuries, deaths, and violations of human rights that have occurred since 6 June in Addis Ababa and elsewhere in Ethiopia in the aftermath of the 15 May national elections. Carter Center observers have been witness to and received reports of acts of violence that appear to be the result of a lack of restraint on the part of some government security forces. The Center calls upon the government to take immediate steps to curb the extreme measures employed by the security forces, which have led to multiple deaths. The Carter Center acknowledges that the opposition parties have a shared responsibility in the preservation of a peaceful climate in which the elections process can be concluded. Every press statement, public appearance, and action must be weighed in terms of its potential effects on the fragile peace that must be maintained until the announcement of the final results. The opposition parties must honor their commitment to work within the stated parameters of the electoral process as promulgated by the NEBE to realize their electoral gains and move the country forward.
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Extending the Lee Carter Model: a Three-way Decomposition

Extending the Lee Carter Model: a Three-way Decomposition

The Lee-Carter model (Lee and Carter, 1992) represents an extrapolative method based on a multiplicative two-way model which is used with time series analysis in forecasting mortality. Tabeau et al. (2001) have highlighted the statistical features of this method as an association model for a two-way data matrix. The model fitting can be addressed, from both an algebraic and a statistical point of view, by means of the Singular Value Decomposition (SVD – Eckart and Young, 1936). The model used for mortality data is 2 :

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Multiple mortality modeling in Poisson Lee-Carter framework

Multiple mortality modeling in Poisson Lee-Carter framework

In a previous contribution (D'Amato et al. 2013), we kept into account the issue of cross- sectional and time dependence, by proposing an algorithm based on the Lee Carter framework (1992), but relaxing the assumption of normality, which is typical of early studies on mortality (Lee and Carter, 1992) and on factor models (see e.g. the textbook by Anderson, 1984). In this article, we extend that formulation by taking into consideration a different fitting model for mortality data, the Poisson log-bilinear mortality model, which allows to overcome the problems associated with the OLS method in the fitting procedure.
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Teamworking and Lean revisited: a reply to Carter et al

Teamworking and Lean revisited: a reply to Carter et al

Carter et al. might see in all this a grand conspiracy to suppress the ‘truth’ about Lean; the reality, however, is rather more prosaic. Rather than worrying about having to pass muster at some kind of bibliographic kit inspection, the choice of what literature to use—for us, and, presumably, for the other authors of papers in the special issue--will depend on the questions to which the paper is attempting to provide answers. Carter et al. clearly do not like the questions we are addressing (and they go so far as to provide a draft of a question they think we should be looking at (2015, note 4)), but they can hardly expect us not to use the literature we consider most relevant in attempting to provide answers to them. The central concerns of our paper was what teamworking might and does like look under Lean, but Carter et al. provide no real account of how consideration of the ‘omitted’ references might contribute to this. They describe the ways in which they claim that this literature portrays lean teams (Carter et al., 2015: 4), but provide no specific references to back this up.
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The Iran Hostage Crisis: Jimmy Carter s Disaster?

The Iran Hostage Crisis: Jimmy Carter s Disaster?

“Carter's predecessor [earlier Democratic president] Harry Truman, whom he says he emulates, would have landed the Marines and offered to cripple Iran's economic base. These Iranians have committed an act of war against the United States and all Carter wants to do at the moment is talk. It is time to speak with the power and the might of a first rate country instead of the wishy-washy language of diplomatic compromise .”

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Lee Carter mortality forecasting: application to the Italian population

Lee Carter mortality forecasting: application to the Italian population

In this paper we investigate the feasibility of using the Lee-Carter methodology to construct mortality forecasts for the Italian population. We fit the model to the matrix of Italian death rates for each gender from 1950 to 2000. A time-varying index of mortality is forecasted in an ARIMA framework and is used to generate projected life tables. In particular we focus on life expectancies at birth and, for the purpose of comparison, we introduce an alternative approach for forecasting life expectancies on a period basis. The resulting forecasts generated by the two methods are then compared.
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bh-eu-08-mcfeters-rios-carter-WP.pdf

bh-eu-08-mcfeters-rios-carter-WP.pdf

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Multiple mortality modeling in Poisson Lee–Carter framework

Multiple mortality modeling in Poisson Lee–Carter framework

In a previous contribution (D'Amato et al. 2013), we kept into account the issue of cross- sectional and time dependence, by proposing an algorithm based on the Lee Carter framework (1992), but relaxing the assumption of normality, which is typical of early studies on mortality (Lee and Carter, 1992) and on factor models (see e.g. the textbook by Anderson, 1984). In this article, we extend that formulation by taking into consideration a different fitting model for mortality data, the Poisson log-bilinear mortality model, which allows to overcome the problems associated with the OLS method in the fitting procedure.
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Promising restraint : the Carter administration's arms transfer policy

Promising restraint : the Carter administration's arms transfer policy

Vice President Walter Mondale approached several West European arms-exporting countries about the possibility of a multilateral restraint regime on his first trip to Europe in late January 1977. Carter hoped to develop a coordinated stance among U.S. allies before beginning discussions with the Soviet Union. Unpublicized lower- level meetings followed between officials of the United States and the three major West European suppliers: France, the United Kingdom, and West Germany. The Europeans met the U.S. appeal for restraint with only pro forma responses. Arguing that it was unlikely that the Soviets would be serious in such negotiations, they adopted a wait-and-see stance and made their willingness to start genuine negotiations conditional on a show of concrete compliance by the Soviet Union to reduce its foreign arms trade. 7 According to an NSC memorandum to Carter, French authorities ‘flatly rebuffed every effort we have made to involve them in supplier restraint.’ 8 French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing stated publicly that France would not consider restraint measures without full participation by the Soviet Union. 9 The European attitude toward the U.S. restraint policy and the possibility of achieving multilateral restraint was illustrated in a statement by a British defense ministry official to the Wall Street Journal in July 1977: ‘I think it’s a splendid thing for the general public or for political consumption to subscribe to the idea of building
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The Managerial Moralist: The Domestic Policy of Jimmy Carter, 1977 - 1981

The Managerial Moralist: The Domestic Policy of Jimmy Carter, 1977 - 1981

The ability of the modern president to communicate effectively with the public has been critical to the perception of their performance in the job. By the mid-1970’s the communication channels used by the president had expanded to include national newspapers, press conferences, television (interviews and speeches), radio as well as various face-to-face meetings with the public. All of these were used by administrations to create an image of a successful president, to inform and on occasion persuade the public on critical issues. When Carter was elected he did not have a very clear image and the Washington press, who had mainly supported Ford, largely based their expectations on the style of previous Democratic presidents. Hence the press believed that Carter would present a vision to the country supported by a coherent agenda. He would work effectively with Congress and above all be a visible leader. Carter fulfilled very few of those expectations. He was criticised for his ‘fuzziness’ on issues. HIs attempt to address this and concern about his religious beliefs in the Playboy interview had failed spectacularly during the campaign. In addition, the press, generally more cynical since Watergate, were at best sceptical over Carter’s statement ‘to never lie’ to the public and this, coupled with his obvious intelligence, became a challenge for them to catch him out. 336 The media, particularly the Washington press, were negative about Carter
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Pediatric multiple sclerosisThe 2015 Sydney Carter Award Lecture

Pediatric multiple sclerosisThe 2015 Sydney Carter Award Lecture

In 1952, Sydney Carter, MD (1912 – 2005; Professor Emeritus, Columbia University), was asked to establish the first independent child neurology program at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Prior to this, children with neurologic disorders were largely cared for by general pediatricians, or on occasion, and often with trepidation, by adult neurologists. Dr. Carter recognized the unique care needs of the pediatric neurology patient. He prioritized the requirement to harmonize neuroscience and neurodevelopment, and advocated the need to identify the hallmarks of neurologic illness in the context of the developing central and peripheral nervous systems, and to foster training programs specifically in Child Neurology.
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Carter review of Initial Teacher Training (England): call for evidence

Carter review of Initial Teacher Training (England): call for evidence

You may wish to think about how ITT providers and schools ensure that: • • • • • • • trainees finish ITT with strong subject knowledge trainees finish ITT with a strong grasp of and abil[r]

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Comparison of the Lee-Carter and Arch in Modelling and Forecasting Mortality in Zimbabwe

Comparison of the Lee-Carter and Arch in Modelling and Forecasting Mortality in Zimbabwe

from 2004-2006 they then used the Kolmogorov Smirnov to compare which model then provided the best fit and they found that the ARCH(1) model with t-student innovations provides the best fit among the models investigated because it is able to capture the non-Gaussian behaviour of the dynamics associated with the time and age processes. Moreover, this model is capable of enlarging the mortality matrix in two dimensions time and age. From the literature review it can be noted that lee-carter model is one of the model used in modelling and forecasting of mortality rates in various countries however other researcher used the lee-carter extension to model mortality rates.
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Forecasting and Analysis Mortality using Lee Carter Model with application

Forecasting and Analysis Mortality using Lee Carter Model with application

Application Part: The following analysis describes the application of the Lee-Carter method(1992) to model, estimate, and forecast Age-specific Death Rates (ASDR)in Kirkuk. A general mortality index was created for each age and gender. The indexes were forecast using the ARIMA model and by using (Mat lab) software (Version 7). After forecasts were obtained, it was possible to project age-specific death rates and provide life expectancy at birth. Furthermore, projections of life expectancy at birth from official bodies were included so as to compare the results.

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Carter Review of Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

Carter Review of Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

PHOTO REDACTED DUE TO THIRD PARTY RIGHTS OR OTHER LEGAL ISSUES Carter Review of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Sir Andrew Carter OBE January 2015 Contents Foreword from Sir Andrew Carter OBE 3 Executi[.]

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About Sharp & Carter. Our Values

About Sharp & Carter. Our Values

Given this increased activity we have seen a drop in application numbers from candidates at all levels. This suggests that people who have been immediately available, or have been actively seeking a new role, have since found a position. A positive for Sharp & Carter is that businesses have found it a lot harder to attract talent to their organisation due to the subsequent reduction in the competition between candidates for roles out there in the market place.

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Mary Carter Agreements: Unfair and Unnecessary

Mary Carter Agreements: Unfair and Unnecessary

Mary Carter Agreements Unfair and Unnecessary SMU Law Review Volume 32 | Issue 3 Article 3 1978 Mary Carter Agreements Unfair and Unnecessary David R Miller Follow this and additional works at https /[.]

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