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swim upstream

To go against or disagree with a prevailing or popularly held opinion or perspective; to act or behave contrary to the majority of others. When I was in college, I really swam upstream with some radical opinions, but as I've grown older, I've found myself falling more in line with others. I don't understand why you always have to swim upstream instead of making things a little easier on yourself!
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Upstream Rehabilitation is a portfolio company of Colorado, US-based private equity firm Revelstoke Capital Partners that provides care through freestanding physical therapy clinics, outpatient rehabilitation management services, and a member network of rehabilitation service providers.
In 2003, International Standardization Organization (ISO) committee produced the revision 2003 of the ISO 5167 international standard which covers the guidelines on upstream straight requirement for differential pressure devices, such as Venturi tubes and orifice plates.
Gain early insight into the changes being made to the Congo's upstream fiscal and regulatory regime
Upstream Works' solutions improve channel efficiency, allowing a business to track and manage customers across all interaction channels.
Abdulla Saif Al-Nuaimi, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of TAQA, said: "I am delighted that David is joining us as an Executive Officer and the Head of Upstream.
The remaining consideration will be payable to the sellers in two tranches in the second quarter of 2008 and 2009, subject to Upstream exceeding certain financial targets in 2007 and 2008.
We also assume that each upstream firm charges a wholesale price in excess of the unit production cost as well as choosing the optimal franchise fee, and that the downstream firms transform the intermediate product into the final good on a one-for-one basis and at zero marginal cost.
To fill the gap that will be left by JNOC, METI has devised a scheme whereby the three leading upstream companies in Japan--JODCO, Inpex and Sakhalin Oil and Gas Development (SODECO)--will merge to form a core company with total responsibility for all upstream operations.
The application of the LR doctrine to an upstream C reorganization would be significant because, if an upstream combination of wholly owned T into P can constitute a C reorganization, many (if not most) liquidations of T into P would be excepted from the LR doctrine.
1 enhancements, in addition to S/390 Linux Rescuer, add support for file-level backup/restore of FIFO and device files, expanding the capability of UPSTREAM to protect all existing Linux file types including hard links, symbolic links, owners, single file systems, Reiser file systems as well as ext2, ext3, XFS and remote NFS attachments.
In its capacity as a contractor/partner for the managed care organization, the provider group should be held accountable for the delivery of all services they provide on behalf of the upstream partner.
BOSTON -- Upstream Commerce today announced the integration of its Retail Intelligence Suite with the leading e-commerce platform, Magento[TM], a division of eBay.
ClickPress, Fri Apr 17 2015] "Mozambique Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report", GlobalData's latest release, presents the essential information relating to the terms which govern investment into Mozambique's upstream oil and gas sector.
UKPRwire, Thu Jan 02 2014] "Bangladesh Upstream Fiscal and Regulatory Report", GlobalData's latest release, presents the essential information relating to the terms which govern investment into Bangladesh's upstream oil and gas sector.
com)-- Upstream Works, providers of insight and automation solutions for contact centers, announced the debut of the new version of their Contact Center Agent Desktop application.
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