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  Fourth-rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some fourth rates did remain in active service even during the Napoleonic Wars, especially in the shallow North Sea, where the Royal Navy's main opponents were the Baltic powers and the Dutch, whose own fleet consisted mainly of 50 and 64 gun ships.
However, HMS Leander, 50 guns, was with Horatio Nelson at the Battle of the Nile.
As late as 1807, fourth rates were active in combat zones, illustrated by the fatal incident between HMS Leopard (50 guns), and the US frigate Chesapeake (38 guns), an incident which nearly led to war.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fourth-rate   (308 words)

 Third-rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When the rating system was first established, in the 1670s, the third rate was defined as 70 guns, with second-rates having 90 guns, and fourth-rates 54-60 guns.
Although the rating system was only used by the Royal Navy, British authors might still use "third-rate" to speak of a French 74.
By the end of the 18th century, the rating system had mostly fallen out of common use, ships of the line usually being characterized directly by their number of guns, the numbers even being used as the name of the type, as in "a squadron of three 74s".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Third-rate   (256 words)

 Polk County Modeling of GLO Soil Classification
Midpoints of section lines rated 1st rate are closer to timber/grove polygons (mean distance of 949 meters) than those of 2nd rate soils or 3rd rate soils (1,347 and 2,547 meters, respectively).
Midpoints of section lines rated 1st rate are closer to rivers (mean distance of 3,856 meters) than those of 2nd rate soils or 3rd rate soils (4,768 and 5,955 meters, respectively).
Ratings range from 100 for soils that have no physical limitations, occur on minimal slopes, and can be continuously row cropped to as low as 5 for soils with severe limitations for row crops.
www.glo.gis.iastate.edu /pinfo/glospolk.html   (3206 words)

 Modeling of GLO Soil Classification
The soil ratings in their notes provide an interesting look at what the Surveyors called the "face of the country." The survey maps and notes produced by the GLO surveyors are among the few detailed, systematic data sources about Iowa before much of it was changed to a landscape of intensive agriculture.
Approximately half of the 1st rate soils are in the poor drainage class and approximately one-third of the 1st rate soils are in the moderate drainage class.
Approximately three-fourths of the 3rd rate soils are in the poor drainage class (the highest percentage of any class) and the remaining one-fourth of the 3rd rate soils are in the moderate drainage class.
www.glo.gis.iastate.edu /pinfo/glosoils.html   (11873 words)

 KILM 13. Inactivity rate - KILM 3rd Edition
The inactivity rate is the proportion of the population that is not in the labour force.
The coverage for the inactivity rate shown in KILM 13 is limited to the prime-age group - 25 to 54 years - the age group in which individuals are most likely to be active labour force participants, having completed their education but not yet eligible for retirement.
The highest inactivity rates are seen in the region of the Middle East and North Africa, largely due to the high rates among women.
www.ilo.org /public/english/employment/strat/kilm/kilm13.htm   (596 words)

 deseretnews.com | Utah bankruptcy rate is 3rd highest in U.S.
Utah's 2003 bankruptcy rate ranked third-highest in the nation on a per capita basis, according to a soon-to-be-published report.
During the economic boom of the 1990s, the rate continued to climb.
Weller's findings tracing bankruptcy rates to per capita income correspond to studies by Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard Law School professor and former adviser to the National Bankruptcy Review Commission.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,595113204,00.html   (802 words)

 Economy grew at 4% rate in 3rd quarter - Stocks & Economy - MSNBC.com
Economy grew at 4% rate in 3rd quarter - Stocks and Economy - MSNBC.com
Economy grew at 4% rate in 3rd quarter
Estimates for fourth-quarter growth range from a 3.5 percent rate to a 4.5 percent rate.
msnbc.msn.com /id/6745481   (668 words)

 Pro-football-reference.com blog » Why is 3rd-and-2 a passing down?
If the success rates on the two kinds of plays are the same, then offenses don’t have any incentive to shift their play-calling mixture.
It is possible that the success rates are skewed in favor of the run because of quarterback run-pass option plays or unplanned scrambles.
I think coaches believe it’s harder to run the ball on 3rd down because they think the defense is more geared to stop it, but really the numbers show it’s no harder to run on 3rd and short than on 2nd and short.
www.pro-football-reference.com /blog/wordpress/?p=50   (1686 words)

 AlumniAnnuity - Rate Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
An interest rate will be declared each quarter and contributions received and credited during a particular quarter will receive that interest rate until December 31 of that year.
Daily compounding rates are used to equal the rate.
The following interest rates are provided for your information, and as a gauge for potential earnings as your contributions remain in the plan and accumulate interest over time.
alumniinsuranceprogram.com /arip/rate_info.asp   (464 words)

 Seattle Public Utilities -- Shoreline Water Rate Increase Q&A
The rates shown and discussed here are for the City of Shoreline only.
Winter water rates increase slightly in 2006, stay the same in 2007, and then increase again in 2008.
Another portion of the rate increase will help replace water infrastructure near the Alaskan Way Viaduct, which was damaged in the 2001 Nisqually earthquake.
www.cityofseattle.net /UTIL/Services/Water/Rates/SPU01_002095.asp   (552 words)

 U.S. Economy Booms Along At 5.5% Rate / 3rd-quarter figures show inflation remains in check   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Demand for goods and services has gone up at nearly a 5.5 percent rate since the beginning of 1997, but GDP, which is a measure of production of goods and services in the United States, has increased at about a 4 percent rate.
In the second quarter, for instance, inflation- adjusted GDP rose at only a 1.9 percent rate, but the gain would have been at a much stronger 3.4 percent rate except for a decline in the pace of spending on inventories.
Some analysts say additional rate increases could come as soon as the beginning of February if growth doesn't slow to what Fed officials regard as a sustainable pace -- which with strong productivity gains could mean a GDP growth rate of 3.5 percent.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/1999/11/25/MN90684.DTL   (715 words)

Interest rates are subject to change anytime without notice and may vary based upon credit history, loan term, and account relationships with the Credit Union.
The appropriate periodic rate is applied to the daily principal balance.
Disclosed rates are subject to change at any time and may vary based on credit history, term, and relationships with the credit union.
www.umcu.org /rates/ratesheet.html   (637 words)

 Coweta County School System Press Release
The passage rates of 3rd graders at the first administration of the test and the overall pass rate was higher than the 2004 test rates.
Students who did not pass 3rd grade Reading or both of the 5th grade Reading or Math sections of the test were offered a chance to attend one of several Summer Focus classes that put students in small classes and allowed teachers to build their strengths in the subject areas.
80 students took the retest in June with a 70 percent passage rate, leading to an overall 97.5 percent passage rate.
www.coweta.k12.ga.us /2005mr/2005_07_28_passage_rate.cfm   (479 words)

 Bloomberg.com: Asia
The rate is higher than Pakistan's benchmark of 9 percent and 7 percent in the Philippines.
On Aug. 31, the rate for rupiah deposited for as long as one week was increased by a percentage point to 8.5 percent.
That rate, known as the seven-day intervention rate, was last raised by a quarter-point on Aug. 24.
www.bloomberg.com /apps/news?pid=10000080&sid=aYuxRlyYbcjo&refer=asia   (1211 words)

 Economy Grew at Strong Rate in 3rd Quarter - New York Times
Economists were expecting the economy to grow at a 3.6 percent pace, according to a survey by Bloomberg News, in part because they believed that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita would take a greater toll on the economy than they appeared to have.
The strong G.D.P. report is expected to encourage Federal Reserve policymakers to continue raising their benchmark short-term interest rate, now at 3.75 percent, when they meet again on Tuesday, economists said.
Auto purchases, which were pushed up by the steep employee discounts the Detroit car companies offered this summer, contributed 0.62 percentage points, and furniture and household equipment buying, which appears to be fueled in part by the roaring housing market this summer, chipped in 0.35 points.
www.nytimes.com /2005/10/28/business/28cnd-econ.html?ex=1288152000&en=8725b30f42651900&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (993 words)

 estocktalk.com: U.S. Economy Grew at a Strong 3.8% Rate in 3rd Quarter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Personal consumption was up 3.9 percent and contributed about 2.73 percentage points of the GDP growth rate.
Auto purchases contributed 0.62 percentage points and furniture and household equipment buying, which appears to be fueled in part by the roaring housing market this summer, chipped in 0.35 points.
As for businesses, fixed investments slowed to a 5.7 percent annual growth rate, down from 9.5 percent in the second quarter.
estocktalk.com /archives/2005/10/us_economy_grew.html   (408 words)

 Small And Midcap Funds Beat Large Cap Funds in Year After 3rd Rate Cut
The dates of the third rate cuts are: November, 1990; January, 1996; and November, 1998.
The Federal Reserve instituted a rate cut for the third time this year on Wednesday, March 21.
In the year following the January, 1996 third rate cut, high yield bond funds were up 12%, while investment bond funds only returned 3.7%.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=105&STORY=/www/story/03-26-2001/0001455805   (383 words)

 Michigan State Police - Third District
Rates are calculated by dividing the number of crimes by the population, then multiplying by 100,000.
Crime rates control for differences in population, therefore the counties are comparable.
Percentage changes are determined by subtracting the crime rate in 1994 from the crime rate in 1998, then dividing the total by the crime rate in 1994.
www.state.mi.us /MSP/CJIC/crime/violent99/district3.htm   (397 words)

 NYS High School Graduation Rate 3rd Lowest In Nation
Disparities between graduation rates for whites and those for minorities were even wider in New York, the report found.
“Nationally, the graduation rate for white students was 78%, compared with 72% for Asian students, 55% for African-American students, and 53% for Hispanic students,” the report said.
The graduation rate in New York for Asian students in 2003 was 62%, 38% for African American students, and 33% for Hispanic students.
www.northcountrygazette.org /articles/041906ThirdLowest.html   (271 words)

 Sun.Star Breaking News: Labor expects improvement in employment rate in 3rd quarter (10:47 a.m.)
MANILA -- The labor department sees a reduction of the country's unemployment rate last October as more people managed to land jobs in the services sector that month.
Records showed that 2.7 million were jobless in the third quarter, which is lower than the 3.2 million unemployed people in the same period last year.
Tomas believed that the stable political situation in the country contributed to the decrease in the unemployment rate as more jobs were made following an increase in foreign and local investment.
www.sunstar.com.ph /static/net/2005/12/05/labor.expects.improvement.in.employment.rate.in.3rd.quarter.(10.47.a.m.).html   (183 words)

 Bloomberg.com: Latin America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Should interest rates keep rising or the Brazilian real weaken, investors may demand higher yields from the government as it refinances the debt in 2005, said Joydeep Mukherji, a director at Standard and Poor's in New York.
Brazil had its ratings raised one level by both Moody's and SandP in September as the expansion in South America's biggest economy quickened, bolstering tax revenue.
The government said in August that it would cut the income tax rate on gains on fixed-income securities with maturities of between one and two years to 17.5 percent from 20 percent.
www.bloomberg.com /apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=avERsmUN5nPU&refer=latin_america   (969 words)

 Poverty Rate Up 3rd Year In a Row (washingtonpost.com)
The number of Americans living in poverty or lacking health insurance rose for the third straight year in 2003, the Census Bureau announced yesterday, reflecting a job market that failed to match otherwise strong economic growth.
In Virginia, the uninsured rate rose to 13.3 percent from 12.2 percent; in both Maryland and the District, it rose to 13.6 percent from 12.8 percent.
Locally, poverty rates rose in Virginia to 10 percent from 8.9 percent, and in Maryland to 8 percent from 7.3 percent, according to the Census Bureau's two-year averaging.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A35175-2004Aug26.html   (700 words)

 Poverty Rate Up 3rd Year In a Row (washingtonpost.com)
Overall, the median household income remained stagnant at $43,318, while the national poverty rate rose to 12.5 percent -- 35.9 million people -- last year, from 12.1 percent in 2002.
Hit hardest were women, who for the first time since 1999 saw their earnings decline, and children.
The national poverty rate declined from 1993 to 2000, when it reached a low of 11.3 percent.
washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A35175-2004Aug26.html?...   (700 words)

 deseretnews.com | Utah's overall job growth rate ranks 3rd in U.S., FDIC says
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Friday said Utah's overall job growth rate of 3.4 percent ranked it third nationally during the second quarter.
The FDIC State Profiles, a quarterly report analyzing economic and banking trends across the country, said Utah's growth was fueled by the business services and construction sectors.
The state's rate was improved from a nationwide ranking of sixth a year ago.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,635153464,00.html   (167 words)

 Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort celebrates its 3rd anniversary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Furthermore, the hotel registered a double digit growth rate in the total turnover during this period as compared to 2004.
This phenomenal growth can be attributed to the additional guest services that have been implemented at the resort in the past year, including the opening of the Nail Spa and the popular Indian restaurant Swaad.
As a token of its appreciation, the hotel is offering a special 3rd anniversary rate throughout the month of December for UAE residents.
www.strategiy.com /hotelnew.asp?id=20051129230100   (782 words)

 Sun Sports Message Board: GDT 02/09/06 vs. 3rd Rate Tropical Storms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The team in the running for the President's Trophy is a "3rd rate tropical storm"?
In this case, specifically, I wouldn't think that anyone would wish to suddenly become as weak as these "3rd rate Tropical storms" are supposed to be...
(and a "3rd Rate tropical storm" is a tropical wave).
www.sunsportstv.com /ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=32930&page=1&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1   (383 words)

 NFL statistical correlations research from TwoMinuteWarning.com
Then we find a couple of down-by-down stats rounding out the list: namely net play success rate on 3rd down and 2nd down respectively.
On the other hand, the passing net big gain percentage has been less stellar, suggesting that while this stat may be important for accruing regular season wins, a team that depends too heavily on the big play may be sketchy come the post-season.
Finally, net 2nd down play success rate has seen four of the six prior winners being top ranked -- probably about the best top rank pick success of any stat you could find anywhere -- who says third down is the key down?
www.twominutewarning.com /correlations2.htm   (486 words)

 EN World - Morrus' D&D / d20 News & Reviews Site - Level advancement rate in 3rd- vs. real life
OK, we've all seen many a discussion about the rate of level advancement in 3rd edition.
He is credited with 240 kills of enemy soldiers, and with wounding and capturing a large number in addition to this.
Actually, IMC the Players are warned before the start of a campaign that my world has a very fluid threat level, so if they stumble into, for example, Troll country, they'd better have their running shoes on, because look out boys, you are toast if you stay!
www.enworld.org /showthread.php?t=42810   (3981 words)

 Rip Off Report:The North Carolina Company 3rd rate after service, they take your money and and ignore you. Virginia ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Rip Off Report:The North Carolina Company 3rd rate after service, they take your money and and ignore you.
The North Carolina Company 3rd rate after service, they take your money and and ignore you.
I paid $5000 for a bedroom suite, they sent two clowns to deliver and assemble it, the pair of clowns did nothing but complain about thier bad backs etc, they did not have all the required parts to assemble the bed, I had to get two friends to help carry the furniture upstairs.
www.ripoffreport.com /reports/ripoff79499.htm   (599 words)

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