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  M-AUDIO - Fast Track Pro - 4 x 4 Mobile USB Audio/MIDI Interface with Preamps
Fast Track Pro is compatible with most popular PC and Mac music software.
Fast Track Pro is designed to let you record with professional results whenever and wherever you want.
Fast Track Pro ships with GT Player Express software, delivering a variety of effects and virtual stomp boxes that eliminate the need for a guitar amp for basic recording and practice.
www.m-audio.com /products/en_us/FastTrackPro-main.html   (639 words)

 Fast Track Trade Promotion Authority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Fast track, originally conceived as a relatively narrow, procedural measure, did not authorize any agreements the president could not negotiate under his own constitutional powers, require inclusion of any specific provisions in any agreements, or guarantee ratification of any agreements.
Fast track is the product of many years of rebalancing the responsibilities of the legislative and executive branches on international trade policy.
Fast track has been invoked just five times during the two decades it was in effect—for a small minority of the trade agreements reached during that period.
www.brookings.edu /comm/policybriefs/pb91.htm   (3443 words)

 Encyclopedia: Fast track
Fast track refers to the practice of making use of an process which is accelerated in comparison to the one in typical use.
Fast track has more narrow meanings with respect to the federal government of the United States.
The Food and Drug Administration can fast track the approval of experimental drugs, such as experimental cancer treatments, that treats a serious or life-threatening medical condition for which no other drug either exists or works as well.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Fast-track   (643 words)

 Fast Track Project Publications
Abstract-The Fast Track project is predicated on a developmental model that assumes long-term prevention of children's antisocial behavior will be achieved by enhancing immediate competencies among the children and their parents and teachers.
The Fast Track Program is a demonstration project currently underway in four demographically diverse areas of the United States, testing the feasibility and effectiveness of a comprehensive, multicomponent prevention program targeting children at risk for conduct disorders.
Fast Track did have a significant but modest influence on children's rates of social competence and social cognition problems, problems with involvement with deviant peers, and conduct problems in the home and community, compared to children in the control condition.
www.fasttrackproject.org /publications.htm   (10575 words)

 Fast Track Negotiating Authority
The first major trade bill to be approved under the fast track process was the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, which implemented the results of the Tokyo Round of GATT negotiations.
Fast track circumvents congressional efforts to push U.S. trading partners to strengthen the regulation and enforcement of their environmental standards and workers’ rights as part of any new trade agreement, opponents say.
Proponents of fast track authority argue that consultative procedures by the Administration with congressional leadership and the private sector ensure that the public’s views and interests will be influential in any agreements reached and submitted to Congress.
www.wcit.org /resources/publications/issue_briefs/ib_fast_track.htm   (645 words)

 Fast Track Admission
Slippery Rock University's Fast Track Program allows students who have completed their sophomore year, are enrolled in their high school's college preparatory program and rank in the upper third of their class to enroll in college-level courses while still in high school, accepting the same rigors as all other ROCK degree-seeking students.
Fast Track participants may enroll for a maximum of two courses during the fall, spring, and summer semesters at The Rock.
SRU Fast Track students are limited to a maximum of two courses per semester and may enroll for approved courses only.
www.sru.edu /pages/506.asp   (563 words)

 Fast Track, Priority Review and Accelerated Approval
Fast Track  refers to a process for interacting with FDA during drug development.
Fast Track is a formal mechanism to interact with the FDA using approaches that are available to all applicants for marketing claims.
The Fast Track mechanism is described in the Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997 (FDAMA).
www.accessdata.fda.gov /scripts/cder/onctools/Accel.cfm   (1966 words)

 CBER Fast Track Designation Request Performance
Fast track adds to existing programs, such as accelerated approval, the possibility of a "rolling submission" for a marketing application.
An important feature of fast track is that it emphasizes the critical nature of close early communication between the FDA and sponsor to improve the efficiency of product development.
FDA is required by the statute to decide within 60 days of receipt of the request whether the conditions for fast track designation have been met.
www.fda.gov /cber/inside/fastrk.htm   (201 words)

 American Trade Policy - Clinton's Defeat on Fast Track (Research Note 16 1997-98)
Fast track enables the President to negotiate a trade agreement confident that the agreement will be voted on as a whole without amendments relating to specific items.
One of the factors against fast track in the minds of legislators was the view that Congress would lose control over the links between trade and other issues, such as labour and environmental standards in the rest of the world.
Defeat of fast track is seen as a victory for the labour movement which tends to be strongly protectionist.
www.aph.gov.au /library/pubs/rn/1997-98/98rn16.htm   (1132 words)

 TeacherNet, Fast Track
The Fast Track teaching programme encourages talented and well-qualified individuals to enter teaching, stay in teaching and contribute to the maximum of their potential as quickly as possible.
As a Fast Track teacher you will be given guidance, support and individually-tailored professional development opportunities to enable you to move into a leadership role.
Each Fast Track teacher takes on at least one (and usually more than one) objective with a wider school focus, which you may have identified in the school improvement plan, such as creating and implementing a strategy to promote good behaviour and tackle disruption, or developing support for gifted and talented children.
www.teachernet.gov.uk /professionaldevelopment/opportunities/fasttrackteaching   (577 words)

 Public Citizen | Fast Track - Fast Track   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
 "Fast Track" is a procedure through which Congress gives the president authority to negotiate trade agreements and provides special rules for considering those agreements.  Fast Track transfers constitutionally-mandated powers of Congress to the Executive Branch.
Fast Track legislation has not required the president to include enforceable protections for the environment and workers' rights in our trade agreements, lacks adequate procedures for consultation with Congress and the public, harms independent farmers and limits democratic debate about trade policy.
The Bush Administration hopes to use Fast Track to speed up negotiations on an expansion of NAFTA to the rest of the Western Hemisphere through CAFTA and the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA).
www.citizen.org /trade/fasttrack/index.cfm   (192 words)

 Stop Fast Track - Responsible Trade - Sierra Club
Across the country, citizens are mobilizing to take trade off the "fast track" and move it onto a "right track" that protects our environment and working families.
Fast Track Postcards - a set of four pre-formatted front-and-back postcards, ready for you to send to your congressionl representatives.
Under "fast track," Congress limits its ability to influence trade policy by agreeing that it won't amend trade deals negotiated by the President.
www.sierraclub.org /trade/fasttrack   (1973 words)

 Halfbakery: fast track
Fast track, a new idea to facilitate traffic on toll bridges by allowing cars to pay tolls with an electric transponder, has not lived up to its promise.
The reason is that the toll on the bridges where fast track is causing the jam are collected on the side of the bridge accepting traffic rather than the side that is getting off the bridge.
The fast track only takes away lanes for cars to go through and still requires the traffic to merge into the few lanes available on the bridge.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/fast_20track   (298 words)

 Fast-Track Factsheet - Stop Fast Track - Responsible Trade - Sierra Club
While the comparisons drawn here are clearly unfavorable to fast track, the final outcome of any trade negotiation may be even worse that what this chart shows.
Since fast track includes only guidance to US trade negotiators, and not binding mandates, there is absolutely no guarantee that even the weak objectives on labor and environment in current fast-track legislation will ever appear in future trade agreements.
Given that future trade agreements might or might not achieve this objective, we have scored the current fast track bills "maybe" on the comparison chart with respect to the requirement to effectively enforce environmental laws.
www.sierraclub.org /trade/fasttrack/fasttrack_factsheet.asp   (814 words)

 British Library Fast Track: guide for staff in SCONUL libraries (revised 1 October 2003)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
SCONUL has agreed a Fast Track admissions process with the British Library for undergraduate and postgraduate students who are members of SCONUL libraries.
Members of the current M25 Fast Track scheme not in membership of SCONUL are included in the SCONUL scheme.
Fast Track is a simplified procedure available to UG and PGT students who arrive with a completed and signed form, stamped with the official SCONUL Fast Track numbered stamp.
www.sconul.ac.uk /use_lib/bl_fasttrack.html   (908 words)

 M-AUDIO - Fast Track USB - Record Guitar and Vocals on Your Computer—Complete with Effects
Just connect Fast Track USB to the USB port of your computer and you’re ready to rock.
Fast Track USB has an input for instruments like guitar, bass and keyboards, plus a microphone input for recording vocals or other acoustic sounds.
Fast Track USB is the easy and professional way to add guitar, vocals, and more to your computer music experience.
www.m-audio.com /products/en_us/FastTrackUSB-main.html   (538 words)

 NSA/GLAC - Fast Track Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
FAST TRACK is an excellent overview of the speaking industry.
FAST TRACK leads you step-by-step in what you need to know to be a successful speaker.
Fast Track 2005-2006 sessions are immediately after the regularly scheduled NSA/GLAC meetings at the Wyndham Hotel in the City of Commerce.
www.nsaglac.org /fast-track/fast_track.php   (560 words)

 The School of Management, Undergraduate, Fast Track Programs
The Fast Track Programs allow an undergraduate business student who is within 30 hours of completing the baccalaureate degree and has earned a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, to enroll in graduate courses that satisfy both undergraduate degree requirements in specified programs and graduate degree requirements in specified graduate programs.
Students enrolling in a Fast Track Program will be evaluated in the same manner as graduate students are in their graduate courses.
Enrollment in graduate courses as outlined by Fast Track Program requirements does not waive the student from the GMAT exam.
som.utdallas.edu /undergrad/undergrad_fasttrack_mba.htm   (322 words)

 EFA Fast Track Initiative (FTI)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In response to this challenge, in 2002, the Education for All - Fast Track Initiative (FTI) was launched as a global partnership between donor and developing countries to ensure accelerated progress towards the Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education by 2015.
Globally, the Fast Track Initiative encompasses all major donors for education—more than 30 bilateral, regional and international agencies and development banks.
Already, the Education for All — Fast Track Initiative partnership is recognized by donors, participating developing countries, the Commission for Africa Report, NGOs and the UN Millennium Report as one of the most important initiatives capable of accelerating progress towards universal primary completion.
www1.worldbank.org /education/efafti   (269 words)

 What is Fast Track   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
If the President negotiates a trade agreement that requires changes in U.S. tariffs or in other domestic laws, that trade agreement's implementing legislationmust be submitted to Congress -- or the President must have Congress' advance approval of such changes.
Fast track is an expedited procedure for Congressional consideration of trade agreements.
Ultimately, fast track gives the President credibility to negotiate tough trade deals, while ensuring Congress a central role before, during and after negotiations.
clinton2.nara.gov /Initiatives/FastTrack/what.html   (197 words)

 Fast Track High Performance Driving School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
"I'd like to take this opportunity to personally invite you to let Fast Track put you behind the wheel of a NASCAR style stock car for an experience you will remember for years to come.
::FAST TRACK:: Impact helmets, fire suits, and now, the HANS safety device are provided for our students use during the school.
Listen to Dale Earnhardt Jr., Fast Track PRN Commercial.
www.fasttrackracing.com   (207 words)

 Passing airport formalities at Sheremetyevo-2
This service is offered at the international airport Sheremetyevo-2 for the passengers of all flights, any airline companies, arriving or leaving the present airport.
Fast Track service includes express passing for the passenger of the custom's control, registration for the flight, passport control and also sanitary control, in case if necessary, accompanied by a representative of our office.
Fast Track service will allow you to save about 50 minutes of your precious time at the passage of the Russian border and as to avoid every possible difficulties at customs house.
www.yoshkar-ola.com /travel/services/fasttrack.shtml   (452 words)

 Fast Track Products, Inc.® Custom Embroidery and Promotional Products
Fast Track Products, Inc.® is pleased to bring our customers the ease of shopping on-line 24 hours every day of the week.
Fast Track has been providing apparel and services to corporations, small businesses, schools and individuals since 1995.
Fast Track Products® was started in 1995 with one single head machine in a spare room of Dordean's house.
www.fasttrackproducts.com   (968 words)

 BBC German Steps - Fast Track
The Fast Track is based on the challenge units that appear at the end of each stage of German Steps.
Once you've completed each Fast Track, have a go at solving the final challenge.
Follow the instructions at the end of each Fast Track to collect 6 words.
www.bbc.co.uk /languages/german/lj/challenge/index.shtml   (201 words)

 Workshops for entrepreneurs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
This problem is particularly acute in the high-tech sector where founders have traditionally very little management experience or education, and often the amounts being spent are higher.
The Fast Track Programme is designed to give the fundamental tools to launch, finance and run a high growth technologically-based company.
It is specifically designed to significantly increase not only the chances of success of the young enterprise, but also accelerate its growth rate.
www.startupcafe.ch /learn/work_index.htm   (468 words)

 Welcome to Fast Track
Fast Track is an Oxford-based research and events company with 10 years' experience ranking Britain's top-performing private companies, and running dinner forums to bring together their owners to network and meet our sponsors.
We research and publish six annual league tables as sponsored supplements with The Sunday Times, ranging from the fastest-growing to the biggest companies.
We organise 30 invitation-only dinner forums a year, ranging from large national awards to regional dinners, attended by the majority of owners of companies on our league tables.
www.fasttrack.co.uk   (115 words)

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