Don?t Just Dream; Execute By Setting Goals

Lynnette Khalfani is the author of “The Money Coach’s Guide to Your First Million.”

Too many people dream of becoming a millionaire but have no real plan for how to achieve it. Well, you can?t become a millionaire just by dreaming, wanting, or wishing for wealth. As you develop the framework for your millionaire?s budget, think about planning for the future and reaching some of your bigger goals. So many times we get caught up in daily tasks and activities that we forget about setting substantive goals for the future. But in order to accrue substantial wealth, it?s essential that you write out your short-, medium-, and long-range goals. Some of you may not have thought about your own goals much lately. Perhaps your life has been consumed by your children?s world; their needs and wants always come first, and you constantly put your desires on the back burner. It?s a mistake to do that. Financially speaking, you can get yourself so wrapped up in another person?whether that individual is your child, partner, or parent?that you neglect yourself and fail to engage in smart, practical financial planning. You don?t want to look up 20 years from now and think that you should have managed your money better when you were younger.

To immediately improve how you handle your finances and make a giant leap toward becoming a millionaire, one of the most important things you can do is to write out your personal goals. This one act alone will help you build a foundation for a lifetime of wealth. If you are married or in a committed relationship, I suggest you do this exercise with your partner. Write your individual goals first, and then share your goals with the other person. Ultimately, we are all individuals with our own unique dreams and ambitions. Yet, for those of us involved with significant others, it?s crucial that you make a habit of setting? and reaching?your goals together.

I want you to think of your goals in the context of how long it will be before these goals can be realized. Short-term goals should be something that you can accomplish in a relatively brief period of time, say in one to two years, at most. Medium-term goals can be classified as those that require two to ten years to accomplish. Long-range goals are those that require ten years or more to fulfill. To jump start your thinking, I?ve included a laundry list of goals below. Some of these may be relevant to you; others may hold no significance. The idea, however, is to give yourself permission to focus on the things you want to accomplish in the future?goals you may never have acknowledged to yourself, let alone written down or verbalized to someone else. Among the goals you might pursue are:

? Eliminating credit card debt.

? Buying a new home.

? Saving for a college education.

? Investing for retirement.

? Starting a business.

? Establishing a cash cushion.

? Paying for a wedding.

? Saving for a new baby.

? Purchasing a vacation home.

? Traveling around the world.

? Buying a boat.

? Paying off student loans.

? Making a large contribution to church, synagogue, etc.

? Buying a new car or a second car.

One of the most important things you can do to reach your goal of becoming a millionaire is to write out your personal goals.

The Write Way

No matter what your goals, you should know that writing out your plans gives you a far better shot at making them happen. In fact, written goal-setting is a phenomenally powerful act as demonstrated by a number of high-profile cases.

A compelling example of the power of written goal-setting is represented in a 1979 survey of Harvard University students which found that 84 percent of them did not set goals. Another 13 percent of them did set goals, but didn?t bother to write them down. And only 3 percent of the graduating class had written goals and an action plan. Ten years later, researchers resurveyed the group. The 13 percent with unwritten goals were earning double the income of those with no goals. But here?s the whopper: the 3 percent of the student population with written goals earned 10 times as much as the other 97 percent!

Clearly, written goals are important. But do you realize how it is that written goals are able to propel you to reach success? Here are a few reasons why goal-setting works: |

? PURPOSE: Goals give your daily and long-term actions meaning and purpose. This helps you stay motivated when you realize that you?re engaging in certain financial behaviors for a reason and not just randomly acting.

? ACCOUNTABILITY: Goals also make you accountable. If you find that you?re regularly falling short of your goals, it could be that you?re not really committed to them.

? STRUCTURE: Goals provide a framework or structure from which you can operate and achieve your objectives. Many of us need this structure to plug away at reaching our goals, especially long range visions.

? DISCIPLINE: Goals spur you along to be consistent and disciplined in your actions since you know that a lack of discipline on your part will cause you to deviate from your plans, thereby jeopardizing your chances of hitting your goals.

? SPECIFICITY: Goal-setting forces you to not just think about what you want in general terms, but to write down your aims in concrete terms. Adding the element of specificity to your goals makes you far more effective in taking the practical steps required to reach your objectives.

Written goals give you purpose, make you accountable, make your financial plan concrete, supply you with a discipline to follow, and identify specific areas to focus on.

Setting Smart Goals

Your goals have to matter to you. They have to be achievable. You want to push yourself and stretch to achieve a goal without putting it so far out of reach that you become disillusioned and give up. Remember, failure is not an option for a Millionaire-in-Training. And I believe|

that?s what you are if you?re reading this book and taking this advice seriously. I?m also a believer in setting the appropriate type of goals. SMART is an acronym that describes goals that are:

Specific

Measurable

Action-oriented

Realistic

Time-bound

? Specific goals are the exact opposite of vague, hazy dreams. With the latter, someone might say, “I want to be rich,” or, “I want to save money for my kid?s college education.” Those are just general wishes, and chances are they won?t be fulfilled. But the person who sets a specific goal would define (in writing) exactly what “rich” means from his or her point of view, as in “I want to have a net worth of $5 million.” A specific goal regarding college savings might be: “I want to save $80,000 for my son?s college tuition.”

When you make goals measurable, you quantify the objective you?re seeking. In doing so, you ensure accountability and track your progress. For instance, to know where you?re going, you have to know your starting point. So if one of your goals is to have no debt, you need to know how much debt you currently have. If you add up your credit card bills and they total $20,000, then you make your goal measurable by writing down something to the effect that, “Over the next two years, I want to eliminate my $20,000 in debt.” In light of this goal, you know that after one year, if you?re staying on task, you should be able to measure your progress and find that you?ve knocked out half of your debt, or $10,000.

? Action-oriented goals require you to do something, not just think about doing something. Not weigh your options. Not analyze a certain situation. Not research possibilities, and so forth. No, in |order for the goal to carry weight, you must act upon it. So let?s say you initially thought that, “I want to start a business,” was a goal. That?s far too vague. You have to amend that statement and write something along the lines of: “By the end of the month, I want to create a business plan for my new interior design business.” This way, you know you actually have to draw up the business plan. If you look up sample business plans on the Internet or investigate what lenders want in a business plan, that?s fine as a prerequisite to what you have to do. But ultimately, it?s the actual writing of your business plan that you need to accomplish.

? Realistic goals are neither too ambitious nor too easy to accomplish. If you set the bar so high that it?s impossible to reach your goal, you?re only setting yourself up for failure and disappointment. By all means, make your goals challenging to reach, but be realistic in your expectations. Here?s a case in point. Let?s say one of your goals is to return to college and obtain an MBA. You already have a Bachelor of Arts degree, and you know that the MBA program you want to attend typically takes two years for the average fulltime student to complete. If you work 40 hours a week, will take courses only part time, and can study only on the weekends, don?t expect to finish the MBA program in 18 months. Given the confines of your situation, a more realistic yet still challenging goal might be: “I want to earn my MBA in two and a half years.”

Any worthwhile goal is time-bound and includes a deadline by which the goal should be met. When you include a deadline, you make your goal time-bound. Therefore, it?s not good enough to say: “I plan to buy a new home.” Instead, when writing out your SMART goal, put down something like: “Two years from now, I plan to put down a 10 percent down payment toward the purchase a $450,000 Tudor home with four bedrooms and two bathrooms.” This goal is clearly specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic for many people, and time-bound.

From The Money Coach’s Guide to Your First Million by Lynnette Khalfani; Published by McGraw Hill April 2006; ISBN: 0071470816 copyright 2006

ReportsnReports Trends in SaaS Market in APAC Region

Applications & Trends in SaaS Market in APAC Region (2010 – 2015)

With the advent of internet, organizations now have the option to use application on demand rather than buying the complete license of the application. Initial low cost of implementation and flexibility of usage ,coupled with a growing mindset among enterprises and business users to try web-based applications, are among the key factors that have contributed to a dynamic regional SaaS market.

The APAC Software as a Service (SaaS) market is expected to grow from $390 million in 2008 to $4321 million in 2015, at an estimated CAGR of 41.0% from 2008 to 2015. The appeal and reach of software as a service (SaaS) continue to grow rapidly among enterprises in Asia Pacific. Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) is the largest regional SaaS market in Asia Pacific. SAAS is gaining momentum in ANZ because of the market’s resemblance to the North American market with better broadband penetration, availability of applications getting delivered in SaaS mode and overall greater adoption of IT in general. Developing economies like India and China are expected to register a high growth rate compared to the entire APAC in the coming years. The other nations like Hong Kong and Singapore shall follow the trend as the number of applications offered in SaaS mode increases. Currently, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), ERP and Collaboration are widely used applications in SaaS mode with high uptake across verticals. As the market matures, end-users are gradually showing increasing interest towards applications like HRM, e-learning and e-procurement platforms. Among the various verticals in the industry, SaaS awareness is high in the telecom sector, which results in comparatively higher adoption. This trend is expected to continue in the coming years. If we look from the perspective of the size of the organizations, small and medium size enterprises are showing more interest towards adopting this technology as the initial cost of implementation is low. Ease of usage with low capital investments is the major reason why SaaS applications are increasingly finding favors with SMBs. At present, concerns like security of data and lack of bandwidth are restricting the growth of this market. However, with keen involvement of the vendors and increase in understanding by the end-users, the market of SaaS is expected to grow at a high rate in the Asia Pacific region. In future, we shall see more innovative pricing models which the vendors might use to lure the end-users and only the fittest will survive the market churn that is on its way. The current situation of supply outnumbering demand is likely to continue as the internet makes it easier to create new applications. We anticipate a SaaS providers’ and applications’ boom over the next few years; which will boost adoption. Markets Covered The study includes vendors and independent software vendors, distributors and users in the APAC region and identifies crucial trends that determine the growth of the market. The report analyzes the APAC SaaS markets and identifies crucial parameters governing the growth of the market:ADVANTAGES AND APPLICATIONS OF SAAS

TRENDS IN APAC SAAS MARKET:PricingTechnologyApplicationsVerticalsHorizontalsMarket size and forecast KEY SAAS APPLICATION DYNAMICS IN APAC CRMCOLLABORATIONERP/SCM/PLMON-DEMAND HR SOLUTIONS DEMAND ANALYSIS GEOGRAPHYAPPLICATIONSHORIZONTALSVERTICALS COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE FOR 35 VENDORS IN THE REGION The report also analyzes the recent developments and strategies of the vendors in the SaaS market of APAC region. In addition to market sizes and forecasts, the report also provides a detailed analysis of the market trends and factors influencing market growth by offering in-depth analyses of the SaaS applications markets APAC. The report highlights the burning issues in the region and draws competitive landscape of the SaaS applications market, providing an in-depth comparative analysis of the key players.

Stakeholders The targeted audience for this report includes:Independent software vendorsDistributors of applicationsEnd users of applicationsSmall and medium enterprises who would like to lessen theiroperational costsSoftware Application developersVendors who supply internet connectionInternet usersEnterprises and businesses that require business-specific applications based on demand

Research Methodology The report uses a combination of primary and secondary research to arrive at market size of the SaaS market is calculated using a bottom-up approach.Market sizes were also verified by the vendors involved.Prices and pricing trends in different geographies were identified and analyzed through secondary research.

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With A Torn Rotator Cuff I Nearly Had To Give Up Playing Golf

Being an older dad with young kids I try fairly hard to keep myself fit and active so that I can keep up with the kids as they grow older. I also enjoy a game of golf occasionally, a good walk ruined as they say. I’m not a great player as I am never able to play as frequently as I would like but I do like a round every now and again, so was really annoyed when I developed a shoulder injury that stopped me playing.

It was more complicated than that. My shoulder problem turned out to be nothing less than a torn rotator cuff which stopped me from doing any sort of activity. It was painful when I walked or ran, even though I am right handed, any movement caused serious pain in my left shoulder. If I forgot and made a sudden movement I could end up crying with pain. I can remember exactly when I did it. I was being my usual impatient self and trying to lift some flat packed furniture on my own rather than waiting for help, felt something go in my shoulder and that was that. Shoulder messed up| The next day I woke up with shoulder pain and it just got worse with each passing day.

Reaching above my shoulder, reaching out for anything was impossible. I couldn’t reach behind me. Sleeping was impossible because I couldn’t get comfortable and I couldn’t do a thing with the kids. Golf was just not going to happen for the forseeable future. So it was off to the doctor who sent me to see a specialist. He diagnosed my torn rotator cuffand confirmed it with an MRI scan. The shoulder joint is a simple ball and socket joint. It is different to the hip joint in that the socket is made up predominantly of cartilage and not bone like in the hip, and doesn’t grip the bone of the arm. Instead, a group of four muscles help to hold the arm in place and stabilise the shoulder joint. These make up the rotator cuff. What I had done was tear one of these muscles which caused inflammation. Because all the muscles fit snuggly together any inflammation can cause pressure and pain.

The muscle that I had torn is called the supraspinatus. I had manged to tear a tendon that runs under my collar bone or clavicle and the end of my shoulder blade or scapula. Because it was inflammed, each time that I moved in a certain wayit got pinched or impingedpinched and was aggravated. Surgery was recommended to cut away part of my collar bone to release the impinged tendon and allow it to heal without any more damage. It all sounded very easy but I was still a bit nervous.

As I live in the UK we often have to wait for surgery so I used the time to do some research on the subject while I waited for my surgery date. Having read up on my injury extensively I finally discovered that most rotator cuff problems are cured with physical therapy .Even a torn rotator cuff can be solved in this way, as long as it is only a partial tear. You start off by resting the joint to allow the inflammation to calm down, treating it with anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen and using ice packs. Once things have reduced you can start gentle exercises aimed at building up and strengthening the rotator cuff

In just six weeks my shoulder was pain free and the movement had returned to near normal. A few more weeks saw me return to full fitness. I have put off the surgery and will probably be cancelling it altogether if I remain pain free.

In the meantime I am playing golf again, still losing but hey, I do have a bad shoulder!

The Role of Requirements Management for an Integrated ALM Platform

Vital information about the customers’ requirements helps you in conceptualizing, planning and designing an application that meets all the demands. How do you define and evaluate the requirements of your customers? You can find potential information through emails, the inputs procured through their website visits or by importing the documents related to the customers. You need an extremely qualified tool that can provide you with every customer input that can help in improving the quality of your products and leverage customer satisfaction with the intention to boost your sales strategies.

The development of applications and maintenance of its life cycle is a critical process that has to be handled with caution. There is no scope for making mistakes and losing lucrative opportunities. Thus the requirements management process initiates an ambitious mission with aspirations for achieving complete success. The tools deployed in the requirements management process should provide support over the web to enhance collaboration amongst the distributed teams so that the operation is a unified one with effective management capabilities and better control over the project.

The requirements management tools need to facilitate the use of rich text editor for opening a Microsoft word document or enabling a portion of the formatted text to be copied and pasted onto the rich text editor. They have to provide facilities for submittals through your official website or portal or by sending emails. They should help in the importing from Microsoft Word documents and excel sheets. They should provide the feasibility to import from a CSV file with configurable formats. They should provide assistance in integration with third party tools and real-time synchronization.

The requirements management tools should provide comprehensive traceability capabilities for an analysis of both proactive and reactive impacts. These tools need to be reusable so that quality is improved and the time required for the development of the application life cycle management solution is considerably reduced. The tools should possess the qualities to review, approve, implement and test changes without affecting the costs adversely and keeping within the deadline limits.

The tools should be intelligent to determine the important requirements from the mass acquired from various sources for implementing important ALM development decisions. The generation of reports regarding marketing requirements, system requirements, product road maps, test compliance and trend charts are equally important that help in development of a desirable and customized product. The requirements management tools should deliver high QC integration capabilities for conducting tests, identifying defects effectively and verifying them with further tests so that guaranteed and quality products are released in the market.

5-meo-dalt Research Chemical Buy From Authorized Suppliers

The demand of research chemicals are increased in the global markets recently years that’s why there are number of chemical stores established in few time. These offers given great chance to the consumers for making the best choice of buy research chemicals entering the marketplace every day. However, without making cautious considerations as well as weighting associated with options, you may buy the wrong chemical associated with bad quality from wrong chemicals provider getting involved in wrong process.

Different kinds of research chemicals available in the chemical market include AMT research chemical, Benzo-Fury, Ethylphenidate, Methiopropamine, 5-MeO-DALT or even 6-APB and so on. All these come in various packing sizes and also in different prices. The Chemical quantity also takes effects on these prices. The more you purchase from the reliable vendor; the prices are going to be cheaper. A few of the suppliers currently available in the market comprise associated with several trustworthy pharmaceutical businesses which give a certificate of analysis along with each order of chemicals that they supply the shoppers.

With the accessibility to wide selection of different chemicals, the first of all point you’ll want to consider in purchasing the right research chemical is to make the good choice of the right chemical that meet your requirements. It is really good for you go advanced in market to ensure that the purchased best chemicals which meet your needs.

Second, you have to ensure that you have given sufficient time to buy the right quantity of product for your own research. In modern time, research chemicals are obtainable in great range of sachets as well as larger stocks to match the wide selection of potential clients. Those researchers who need it for doing small research may buy smaller sachets.

Another point you’ll want to consider in purchasing the chemical would be checking the background of the potential suppliers for the chemicals. All suppliers put different costs on various research chemicals. Going with regard to proper investigation will make sure you to know the best price from the chemical. Furthermore, the well-recognized suppliers will give you secure transportation, on-time shipping, better chemical labeling as well as packaging and so on. Making research on vendors may truly provide you with the best quality chemical substance including methoxetamine, camfetamine and much more to execute the study properly.

Utilization of research chemical substances has usually caused air pollution. Therefore, when buying your preferred chemical from the vendor, you should be assured that the chemicals you are going to use are actually environmental friendly and they will not create any kind of risk towards the environment.

Conducting Research Through Cognitive Laboratories

Johnson and Duran encouraged use of cognitive laboratories as a means for determining whether lack of access skills impede measurement of target skills. With cognitive laboratories, students work one-on-one with an administrator and answer test questions by thinking out loud. The administrator observes and records the thought process students use in arriving at their answers.

Cognitive labs would allow researchers to compare how students with various disabilities react to the questions under different accommodations and to do further study into what constituted appropriate accommodations. Further Research on the Performance of English-Language Learners Duran commented that better understanding of the achievement of English-language learners depends on improvements in access to appropriate assessment accommodations for these students. He called for additional work to develop ways to evaluate the English proficiency of nonnative English speakers. This is a particularly urgent issue in light of the recently passed legislation. He also encouraged researchers to examine the relationships between performance of achievement tests and relevant background variables, such as length of residence in the U.S., years of exposure to instruction in English, English-language proficiency levels, the characteristics of school curriculum, availability of first and second language resources, and other factors that interact to create different patterns of performance on assessments.

Malouf raised questions about what rate of participation should be expected with NAEP The presentations and his own examination ofNAEP publications indicate that inclusion rates rarely climb much above 70 percent of the students with disabilities and are usually lower. He wondered what the basis might be for judging whether this rate of inclusion was high enough, asking “Should our expectations be based on technical limits, or should they be based on other considerations?” iMaloufcalled for reconsideration of what it means to “rake part meaningfully” in the nation’seducational system, and he urged NAEP’s sponsors to determine ways that all students can participate.

The discussants revisited the issue of providing disaggregated results. Goertz reminded participants that states are required to report these comparisons on their state tests. NAEP’s sponsors have yet to specify their plans for using data from the national or state NAEP programs to report on the performance of students with disabilities compared to that of nondisabled students and the performance of English-language learners compared to that of native speakers. Johnson maintained that it is inevitable that there will be strong pressure on NAEP to report disaggregated results for students with disabilities and for English-language learners. For this part, learning a foreign language needs a leaning tools, many children choose Rosetta Stone Polish and Rosetta Stone Portuguese to learn Polish and Portuguese. Although at this time sample sizes are not large enough to allow reliable reporting at the disaggregated level, NAEP’s future plans for combining state and national samples may produce large enough samples to allow for disaggregation of various groups of students with disabilities. Johnson foresees that when this happens, NAEP will not be able to withstand the pressure to report disaggregated results.

Additional Research Is Needed Malouf also recommended the effects of accommodations that additional research be conducted on on NAEP scores. (item response theory) and DIF (differential item He finds that the IRT i functioning) analyses discussed by Mazzeo are broad in Focus and treat accommodations as single factor, sometimes even combining students with disabilities and English-language learners into a single population. Malouf suggested that NAEP researchers find ways to increase sample sizes to allow study of the effects of specific accommodations and to conduct more fine-grained analyses of accommodations and NAEP.

How Can Shelving Systems Aid With Neatness

There are countless different types of shelves out at hand that you can buy for your residence to improve the sum of organization it has. Many people don’t in actuality recognize how many different types of benefits there is from gettting shelves for their house, not only that but they don’t recognize how many different types of shelves there are that you can obtain and apply to boost the elegance of the home, and how well organized and clean it is. To start off you may possibly need to do some research and discover out where the top shelves are sold and how you can get them for a lower price. After that you will need to do some in home measurements and observe if your home can fit any kind of shelves or something that has to be more exact.

Before we being we require to figure out the amountt of different types of shelves that you can fit into your home, you may want to buy some for your garage, storage area, living room, or your own room to help it out with organization. There are also many different types of shelves you can get that are made of completely different materials, for example you can get metal, wood, plasitc and chrome {for example that you can find in stores for sales|for instance, these you can find in many different stores for sale on all kinds of prices.. If you are looking to increase your organization you will need to start thinking more deeper|If you are really serious about increasing the amount of organization and cleanliness your home or office has you will need to think more deeper{}. Into aspects such as the weight of the objects that you will be placing on it|This can be for instance into aspects such as weight since this will determine how durable the shelf needs to be}, also the size of the objects another important aspect, and finally the type of shapes the objects you will place on it is also very important. There tons of different shelves out there in stores that you will need to know, you can’t simply go buy any type out there for sale, you need to make sure that it will fit and it goes well with your room..

Next you will need to take good measurements of your surroundings and spot what variety of shelves can fit into that precise region. If you are looking for something more with design next this won’t matter as a good deal, there are numerous custome places you can purchase shelves. Regularly wood is the top selection for this, you can acquire it from wood workers for a higher cost. But you will be getting the most custom and best shelves available. If you are looking for something more of a storage area you can look at warehouses and see if they are selling bulk there. Well that isn’t about it for this, take your time doing all the right research and you will unquestionably finish up with the finest shelving system for your residence.

Translational Research The Easiest Way Of Life On This Planet Of Medication

Translational research has finally come old. It’s now utilized extensively in a variety of countries. This scientific approach has changed into a formidable tool in mulling over and performing scientific investigation.

The aim will be to be sure that the outcomes of this type of research are strongly related to individuals being scrutinized. In like manner, your research should cover varied disciplines such as biology in addition to biological, natural and social sciences.

Converting Studies in Medicine

Within the medical discipline, you should translate studies in basic investigation more promptly into medical practice. That is anticipated to produce significant results for health and well-being and even mental, bodily and societal outcomes.

Again in medicine, translational research should be the missing link that may be being looked for by financiers of major study especially by government institutions and pharmaceutical firms. These people spend a ton of money to conduct research using a regular scale globally. However, the outcome in relation to financial returns are below encouraging lately.

Eradicate Obstacles to Multidisciplinary Cooperation

Translational research appears to have the promise to line moving the event of applied science primarily due to its concentration in purging barriers that hinder collaboration between your sectors. The trouble to cope with these impediments may be undertaken inside the medical sphere of influence. Translational medicine very easily reinforced further which has a special research solution that aims to move from laboratory tests and clinical experiments to real patient applications.

However, the jargon (translational medicine) is apparently unacceptable since some experts sustain that drugs are not just a science. These professionals declare that the idea of ought to be translational medical science.

Translational, Simple and Applied Research

Translational research is one for research in accordance with the elements of essential and applied research. These days it is eyeing as being a diverse approach top researcher. Problems are immense.

Developing this system ensures that there has to be a network forced by knowledge wherein you will find the procedure for creating, contributing, assessing and managing available information. The key objective of researchers will be to maintain constant response mechanisms to hurry inside the conversion of basic information into knowledge. This concept needs resources that can emanate from medical institutions plus the research subjects. This needs to be implemented inside a methodical arrangement to be certain that all objectives are fully met and this research outcomes are certainly satisfactory.

Report on Operations of China's Civil Aviation Transport Industry 2011-2012

– Since reform and opening up, China’s civil aviation industry has developed rapidly and become one of the most important civil aviation markets growing the fastest in the world.

In 2010, China’s civil aviation industry completed the total transport turnover of 53.85 billion ton-kilometers, increasing by 11.14 billion ton-kilometers by 26.10% over 2009, among which the passenger turnover was 35.96 billion ton-kilometers, increasing by 5.87 billion ton-kilometers by 19.50% over 2009; the cargo and mail turnover was 17.89 billion ton-kilometers, rising by 5.27 billion ton-kilometers by 41.70% over 2009.

By the end of 2010, there had been 43 transport airline companies, which were divided into 35 state-owned holding companies, 8 non-state owned holding enterprises, 11 professional freight airline companies, 16 Sino-foreign airline joint ventures and 5 listed companies according to different categories.

By the end of 2010, there had been 1,597 final-term registered transport aircrafts in China’s civil aviation industry, increasing by 180 over 2009; there had been a total of 175 civil transport airports, rising by 9 over 2009, which all launched scheduled flights.

By the end of 2010, there had been a total of 1,880 airlines of scheduled flights in China. The airline length calculated by repeat distance was 3.98 million kilometers and that calculated by non-repeat distance was 2.77 million kilometers.

By the end of 2010, there had been 111 general airline companies with the general airline company business certificate. In 2010, the flight time of the general aviation industry was 139,800 hours, ascending by 12.90% over 2009.

In 2010, the cumulative operating revenue of China’s civil aviation industry was CNY 411.50 billion, rising by 37% over 2009, among which the operating revenue of airline companies was CNY 299.90 billion, increasing by 40% over 2009 and that of airports was CNY 41.70 billion, increasing by 22% over 2009.

China’s civil aviation industry developed at a high speed, but there are still defects in the development. One of the major conflicts lies in liberalization of international air transport and weakness of overall international capability of China’s civil aviation industry. Statistics show that in China’s aviation passenger transport market, the market share of China’s domestic airline companies reduced from 45.30% in 2005 to 44% in 2010; in China’s aviation freight market, although the market share of China’s domestic aviation companies increased from 23.90% in 2005 to 32%, it was still less than 1/3 of international aviation fright market.

At present, in China, there are no airline companies possessing the capability to establish two or more hubs interiorly, and various major busy airports have no enough resources for the hub network establishment of 2 airline companies simultaneously. Due to the absence of a large-scale aviation hub network and the support of domestic airline network effect, the international competitiveness of China’s aviation companies is directly affected.

It is predicted that in the next few years, with China’s economic growth, China’s civil aviation industry will maintain rapid development and general aviation will see favorable market prospects. The market competition of China’s civil aviation industry will become more intense and China’s domestic civil aviation enterprises will face the competition from international airline companies, high-speed railways and other modes of transport.

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EU Announces Boost in Budget For Hi Tech Industry & Research

In a very unexpected move, the EU announced recently that it will be putting significantly more money towards “scientific research and innovation” in next year’s budget. According to the European Commission, next year’s budget will include at least 6.4 billion euros for such innovation. This is an increase of more than 12 percent over last year’s budget, in a year that saw no inflation.

The money is expected to be put towards a number of projects that are gaining importance in view of the European population. It will be distributed between more than 16,000 organisations and businesses. Some of the more practical problems that it will be used to challenge include an aging population, climate change, energy, health, and food security and shortages. Most of these are projects that will see immediate benefits and have definite practical applications.

The EU says that it is making this move in part to increase jobs. With record unemployment levels, the EU expects that this project will create more than 165,000 jobs. Most of these jobs are expected to be long-term considering that many will be in universities and the public sector, where employees can get tenure and enjoy greater job security.

The EU is also putting a large amount of this money towards more theoretical and less practical aims. For example, fusion, a theoretical way of creating practically limitless energy, has long been a project that most large countries in the world have worked on. The EU currently is building the Iter Fusion reactor, which has a 1.4 billion euro shortfall. Some of this money will be used to finance that project. Among other theoretical projects are 270 million euros for nanotechnology, 600 million euros for advanced computer technology, and 400 million euros for carbon-emission computer monitoring programs. While these projects may not have immediate applications, most are projects that many governments are investigating and a large advantage can come of improvements in these areas.

This money is expected to significantly increase the impact of the EU governments in the scientific community. Not a single major public scientific program is going to have money cut from its budget, and many will have increases in their budgets. While governments currently account for only five percent of scientific research in the EU, that number is expected to dramatically increase next year, especially in light of companies pulling back in the poor economy. According to the European Commission, this number is going to increase even farther in 2013.