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The old German owl pigeon and English trumpeter both have head feathers known as a head crest, yet the two pigeon breeds aren't closely related.
That's very unusual for a planet, especially one that orbits its star so closely.
More than 89 percent of people looking for jobs online say they must very closely or closely experience as an employee what the company promises to customers.
If the property does not closely resemble either extreme, then the court should determine whether the transaction created a horizontal or a vertical carve-out.
A lack-of-marketability discount is appropriate in valuing the interests in LP, as there is not a ready market for partnership interests in a closely held partnership.
Permits contracting for acquisition functions closely associated with inherently governmental functions only if: appropriate DoD personnel are not available to perform the functions; appropriate DoD personnel will supervise contractor performance and will perform all associated inherently governmental functions; and the agency addresses any potential contractor organizational conflict of interest.
Another reason for humans to help the great apes survive: "These guys are closely related to us.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission recognized our commitment to historic restoration and was eager to work closely with us.
CPC was established in June 1997 to address the professional needs of those members in private and closely held companies, and to provide a voice for their interests, both within FEI and externally--before appropriate governmental and regulatory bodies.
We have been working closely with the soybean production associations," says Robert Gordon, fungicides market specialist, Dow AgroSciences.
A financial accounting standard (known as FAS 150) that would have been detrimental to closely held contracting companies by requiring them to account for mandatorily redeemable shares on their income statements as a liability has been "indefinitely delayed.
This mystery closely follows the events of the first one in the series, Murder at Manassas.
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PC manufacturers have worked closely with Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) in developing and testing Windows XP, and a Windows XP Ready PC will assure customers that a system purchased today will meet the system requirements to upgrade when Windows XP is launched on Oct.