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Nicolai C. Striewe analyzes potential opportunistic behavior of REIT managers and provides empirical evidence on the effectiveness of institutional monitoring as a corporate governance mechanism. The author also suggests ways to promote sustainable management by means of institutional participation. The results of his study provide valuable insights to enhance corporate governance, transparency and efficiency in the REIT market. They encourage (a) academics to include a behavioral component into studies of the REIT market, (b) REIT managers to incorporate effective monitoring and control mechanisms, (c) investors to become more aware of agency conflicts in REITs and (d) policy makers to facilitate a legal framework conducive to a sustainable REIT market. Dr. Nicolai C. Striewe MRICS wrote his dissertation at the Real Estate Management Institute (REMI) of the EBS European Business School. He now is responsible for investor relations, research and risk management at an Investment Holding in Munic, Germany.
This brief introduces a human rights approach to social work research and evaluation, compares it to traditional research approaches, and explains how to apply it in real world social work research. The author draws from a human rights framework that incorporates dignity and respect for all persons, the universality and interrelatedness of rights (political, civil, social, economic, and cultural), nondiscrimination, participation, accountability, and transparency. To advance a human rights approach, it introduces a rights-based model that accentuates the use of mixed methods and participatory research and evaluation. This brief aims to increase competencies in how to apply a rights based approach to research decision-making process from the formulation of research questions, research and practice design, and participatory action strategies that advance human rights.? It is a call to action for social workers to forge a rights-based research agenda that fosters empowerment. Dr. Tina Maschi is an associate professor at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service in New York City. Dr. Maschi has published extensively on trauma among criminal justice populations and older adults in prison in social work and interdisciplinary journals. Dr. Maschi is the lead editor of the book, Forensic Social Work: Psychosocial and Legal Aspects in Diverse Practice Settings and the lead author of the soon to be released book, Social Worker as Researcher: Integrating Social Work Research with Advocacy that infuses human rights content throughout the course. Recent publications include: Trauma and Stress among Older Adults in the Criminal Justice System and Trauma, Stressful Life Event and Post Traumatic Stress Symptoms: Do Subjective Impressions Matter? She is the founder and director of the Be the Evidence Project which has the purpose of advancing human rights and social justice through public awareness projects, such as marginalized populations, such as aging people in prison, formerly incarcerated LGBT elders with multiple intersectional identifies which include serious mental and physical disabilities (e.g. HIV, schizophrenia), trauma and immigration histories, poverty, racial/ethnic minorities, war veterans.
Master control for pedal boards Two separate effects loops plus SlingShot™ remote Exclusive Drag™ control pickup load correction Built-in VariBoost™ variable gain power boost circuit Class-A circuit for highest quality audio Take control of your pedalboard! The Loopbone is a compact, easy to use switcher that allows the guitar player to insert, remove and combine two effect pedal chains with footswitch ease. This is particularly advantageous when using older pedals that can add noise and load problems while in the signal chain. As well, the Loopbone incorporates Radial´s superb VariBoost™ variable gain power booster for a clean signal increase or as post-effects boost for soloing. To ensure the natural tone of your instrument is maintained, no signal degrading op-amps or chips are used – only 100% discreet components and our highly acclaimed Class-A circuit, which combine to achieve Radial´s trademark transparency and exceptional dynamics. The Loopbone also features Radial´s unique Drag™ control pickup load correction circuit that allows the restoration of a proper ´amplifier´ impedance load which is lost when you plug a guitar into effect pedals or other buffered devices. In addition, the Loopbone brings even more to your pedalboard – a separate ´always-on´ tuner out circuit that allows ´on-the-fly´ tuning without adding noise or load and perhaps the most innovative feature of all, Slingshot™ remote switching. Slingshot allows switching of amp channels or other features, even other devices such as the Radial Headbone or Cabbone switchers, from the Loopbone. Check out ´The Power of Slingshot´ for details. The Radial Loopbone combines several innovative features into one rugged, compact unit that easily fits on a pedalboard. Controls and switches have been optimized for maximum flexibility and ease of use while eliminating unnecessary clutter on stage. Once you´ve added a Loopbone to your rig, you will truly appreciate it´s size, versatility and attention to detail. For example: the opto-coupler switching that brings in and out each FX loop without annoying pops or clicks like other switchers and the recessing of the boost gain and Drag™ controls that prevents the accidental ´bumping´ of your optimal settings. For quick tune-ups, Loopbone´s always-on tuner output is buffered to stay out of the signal path so it does not affect tone in any way.
Monitor Controller It is imperative that what you record is exactly what you hear - this is the philosophy that is at the heart of the design of the MC2.1 Monitor Controller.With the Drawmer MC2.1 Monitor Controller incorporated into your system you combine the clarity, fidelity and transparency of the highest quality monitoring circuit with the complexity of a host of mix checking features. It is versatile and intuitive, but above everything else, where the Drawmer MC2.1 excels is in it’s accuracy and ability to faithfully reproduce what has been recorded. The MC2.1 incorporates four inputs with three stereo balanced speaker outputs, plus a dedicated mono speaker/sub-woofer output each with individual left/right trims under the unit to provide complete control over level matching. The active circuit has been designed to faithfully produce the audio signal whilst removing many of the problems that a passive circuit will bring. In addition, it has a host of mix checking features not often found on other controllers, such as individual left/right cut, as well as two seperate headphone amplifiers and a talkback facility, making the MC2.1 a true engineers tool. Whether you’re mastering a cd/dvd, recording, checking a mix for balance and e.q, doing A/B comparisons, plus a mutlitude of other tasks, you’ll have spent weeks designing the perfect studio environment and a fortune on active speakers, dynamics processors, various microphone and preamplifier combinations as well as a whole room full other gear, one thing is for sure - a monitor controller is central to every recording setup and probably the most important element of the entire signal chain - providing the ‘reference’ listening signal that enables the user to achieve the optimal mic placements, the perfect balance and EQ etc. There is one thing that should always be absolutely guaranteed - that you can rely on the accuracy of your monitor controller.Ultra low noise and transparent circuit design.Linear power supply with low hum toroidal transformer and internal voltage selector switch.3 stereo balanced speaker outputs, plus a dedicated mono speaker/sub-woofer output. All have individual left & right trims under the unit to provide complete control over level matching.Timed relay protection on all speaker outputs to prevent power up/down bangs.Comprehensive mix checking facilities including Left/Right Cut, Phase Reverse, Mono, Dim, Mute.Parallelled custom quad pots on main and headphone level controls for excellent channel matching and smooth feel.Four inputs including balanced Neutrik XLR, balanced Neutrik XLR/JACK COMBI, and shared aux phono or 3.5mm jack.Two headphone amplifiers with individual level controls.Built in talk back microphone with level control, mono output jack and internal headphone routing.Rugged steel chasis and stylish brushed aluminium cover.Can be stacked and is rack mountable (with the MCB 2U mounting kit).Dimensions: L 272mm x W 215mm x H 81mm. Weight: 2.5kg.