Needless to say, donors are hard to come by. How do you possibly ask someone to let you drink their blood? CJ! says donors are often close friends who understand her perceived needs; Kinesia feeds from her own husband every couple of weeks. In other cases, it may involve some kind of payment, says Browning. Whatever the precise nature of the donor-vampire relationship, it’s always consensual. “The utmost care is taken of the donor – making sure they are relaxed and willing at all times,” says Kinesia.
During his years as the state's attorney general, Mr. Spitzer had fiercely sought to punish investment banks, insurance companies, research analysts and the New York Stock Exchange for a litany of perceived sins, assuming the mantle of "Mr. Clean."
On CNBC on Monday, markets reporter Bob Pisani quoted an unnamed trader's reaction, which spoke for the vast majority on the Street. "There is a God," the trader reportedly said.
New U.S. Nuclear Plants Face High Costs
Plans for a new generation of U.S. nuclear power plants are giving utilities sticker shock, with projected costs of $5 billion to $12 billion a plant.
Sticker shock describes the dismay felt by a potential customer at the perceived high cost of goods or services.
Sticker shock is a United States term for the feeling of surprise experienced by consumers upon finding unexpectedly high prices on the price tags (stickers) of products they are considering purchasing. The term is commonly thought to have originated with high
There is a God! HUMOROUS
said in a bad situation when something good happens unexpectedly
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
beyond the pale
If someone's behaviour is beyond the pale, it is unacceptable:
Her recent conduct is beyond the pale.
beyond the pale Outside the bounds of morality, good behavior or judgment; unacceptable. For example, She thought taking the boys to a topless show was beyond the pale.
The noun pale, from the Latin palum, meant "a stake for fences" or "a fence made from such stakes." By extension it came to be used for an area confined by a fence and for any boundary, limit, or restriction, both of these meanings dating from the late 1300s.
The pale referred to in the idiom is usually taken to mean the English Pale, the part of Ireland under English rule, and therefore, as perceived by its rulers, within the bounds of civilization.
Oct 4th 2007
Oct 4th 2007
There are three perspectives on need in a needs assessment; perceived need, expressed need and relative need.
- Perceived needs are defined by what people think about their needs, each standard changes with each respondent.
- Expressed needs are defined by the number of people who have sought help and focuses on circumstances where feelings are translated into action. A major weakness of expressed needs assumes that all people with needs seek help.
- Relative needs are concerned with equity and must consider differences in population and social pathology.
Within a performance improvement framework, needs assessments play a critical role in starting the improvement process (see Figure A). Assessments inform future decisions; at the same time, they are informed by the results of past decisions. Needs assessments thereby link together past and future performance, guiding decisions throughout the improvement effort.