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shakeout

n. an event that eliminates the weak or unproductive elements from a system. After a shakeout that lasted a month, we went into full production.
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34% (4710 votes) said the shakeout is "About some people losing their jobs, but it's not the end of the world"
This will mark the fourth time Illinois has participated in the ShakeOut drills, which are designed to encourage residents to think about what to do before, during and after an earthquake.
The shakeout will impact large and small funds alike, but Europe's hedge fund market will likely bounce back faster, owing to its late entry into the fund startup stage, says Van.
But before they can lead any B2B revolution, DMPs will have to survive their own major shakeout.
I think the dot-com shakeout is having a tremendous impact on office space.
In response, Blue Cod Technologies has registered as an official 2011 Great California ShakeOut site to share information on how to better prepare, protect and recover from an earthquake.
According to the Casting Emission Reduction Program (CERP), emissions at pouring, cooling and shakeout of green sand molds and cores make up 90% of HAP emissions, so pollution prevention can be best served by focusing on these areas.
Despite the ongoing shakeout, which will likely produce more casualties before the year is out, the new technology sector remains critically important to New York City's economy and real estate market.
coms have been offering BMWs to lure the best and the brightest, old-line companies have a tough time competing - though the emerging shakeout of some Internet-based businesses may help pare down the more outlandish inducements.
The availability of more sophisticated content will drive a rapidly increasing need for higher bandwidth and force an industry shakeout as independent ISPs and broadband startups, lacking the scale, scope and brand strength necessary to sustain competitive edge, fall or get acquired, the report says.
The drill is part of a statewide earthquake preparedness effort, "The Great Shakeout.
In conjunction with the GOFoods Global GO Tour 2012 to feed and prosper American families, Brad Stewart supports the Great Utah ShakeOut and invites all families to participate in the drill and consider GOFoods long-term storable products as they plan for the aftermath of any natural or economic disaster.
The lignite binder retains strength properties longer than phenolic urethane for improved dimensional accuracy, followed by a quick degradation period at 482F (250C), which aids in shakeout.