Blackrock Broad Investment Grade 2011 Term Trust

blackrock broad investment grade 2011 term trust
    investment grade
  • An assessment of a debt issue by credit-rating firm that indicates investors are expected to receive principal and interest payments in full and on time.
  • A level of credit rating for stocks regarded as carrying a minimal risk to investors
  • (Investment Grades) Investment grades are provided by internationally recognised companies (eg Standard & Poors and Moodys) for institutions such as banks, finance companies and individual investments. (eg –Current minimum investment grade is BBB-)
  • In investment, the bond credit rating assesses the credit worthiness of a corporation's debt issues. It is analogous to credit ratings for individuals and countries. The credit rating is a financial indicator to potential investors of debt securities such as bonds.
    term trust
  • A closed-end fund that has a fixed termination or maturity date.
  • BlackRock is a global investment management firm based in New York City.
  • Blackrock is a 1997 Australian film directed by Steven Vidler and written by Nick Enright. Internationally, it is best remembered as the first prominent role of actor Heath Ledger.
  • Blackrock is a fictional supervillain in the DC Comics universe. Blackrock is a recurring enemy of Superman first appearing in Action Comics #458, (April 1976).
  • (after a measurement) Giving the distance from side to side
  • across-the-board: broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases"; "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers"
  • slang term for a woman; "a broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch"
  • wide: having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other; "wide roads"; "a wide necktie"; "wide margins"; "three feet wide"; "a river two miles broad"; "broad shoulders"; "a broad river"
  • Large in area; spacious
  • Having an ample distance from side to side; wide
  • 2011 (MMXI) will be a common year starting on a Saturday. In the Gregorian calendar, it will be the 2011th year of the Common Era, or of Anno Domini; the 11th year of the 3rd millennium and of the 21st century; and the 2nd of the 2010s decade.
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Wills, Trusts, and Estates: Essential Terms and Concepts (Essentials for Law Students) (Essentials for Law Students Series)
Wills, Trusts, and Estates: Essential Terms and Concepts (Essentials for Law Students) (Essentials for Law Students Series)
The Second Edition of this popular study guide contains all of the entries and examples - as well as the Master Word List - which made it so successful in its first edition. In addition, it includes complete references to the Uniform Probate Code, including explanations of the Code's most recent changes and a comprehensive UPC table for cross-references. Now, teachers who either emphasize or only touch on the UPC can be assured that if there is a UPC section relevant to any term or concept in the book, it will be referred to by section number and, where appropriate, summarized in the pertinent entry.

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          Porsche being readied during the Killarney Historic Race Day. Nine five six. Of all the numbers that define Porsche’s phenomenal record in motorsport, this one is arguably the most remarkable. It belongs to the car that did it all for Porsche when, after the FIA’s radical re-writing of the World Endurance Championship rules in 1982, there was everything to do. It did it all for Derek Bell, too. ‘What can I say about the car that set me up for life?’ the five-times Le Mans winner told us when we spoke to him shortly after this studio shoot. Quite a lot, as it turned out. Porsche had dominated international sportscar racing through the second half of the ’70s but, at the end of the ’81 season, the 935 and 936 that had been virtually untouchable in the Group 5 and Group 6 classes were rendered obsolete overnight by the new system of Group A, B and C classes. Groups A and B required a limited production run for eligibility but Group C was for prototypes regulated by a set of dimensions and, more controversially, the amount of fuel that could be used per race, effectively capping the engine’s performance potential. Some manufacturers might have regarded this as a setback but Porsche, not untypically, saw it as an opportunity to pull further ahead of the opposition. The 956 was the first all-new Porsche racer in over a decade and, apart from sharing its turbocharged, aluminium flat-six engine, marked a dramatic departure from the 936, parts of which dated back to the late ’60s. It wasn’t just the new aluminium monocoque, with its front and rear subframes, that set the 956 apart, since much of the competition had moved to a monocoque structure as well. What made the difference was Porsche’s attention to detail, especially in aerodynamics. The rear coil-spring/damper units for the all-round double wishbone suspension, for instance, were mounted on top of the gearbox to keep them out of the airflow. Where Porsche levered in a real advantage, though, was with ground effects. The new Group C cars would be allowed to have some ground effect but, to prevent this becoming extreme, the regulations stated that between the front and rear axles the bottom of each car should be completely flat. They didn’t stipulate what should happen behind that. So Porsche fitted the 956 with large venturis (air tunnels) starting just behind the mandatory flat section and angled steeply back through the tail as they passed alongside the slightly upwardly-tilted flat-six engine and five-speed gearbox. In conjunction with the simple but effective Kevlar-reinforced plastic body, the 956 generated over three times more downforce than the 917, making it the first true ground-effects Porsche. The 956 was designed and built by Porsche System at Zuffenhausen under the guidance of Norbert Singer. To improve fuel consumption, its 2649cc flat-six engine ran smaller turbos than in the ’81 936, with the boost set at a relatively modest 1.1 bar, but it still developed 620bhp in race trim. From the outset, the objective was to win Le Mans but it was agreed that 1982 was to be a development year for the car. Derek Bell recalls the first race, the Six Hours at Silverstone: ‘Everyone asks if it was a job coming to terms with ground effect, and I have to say I didn’t really notice it unduly. You gradually went faster and faster. And then you stopped and someone else drove for an hour and so on. I think the fact we were doing a shakedown – just five laps and in – meant we never got round to feeling tired. ‘But the car itself was just phenomenal. When we went to that first race in May at Silverstone, Jackie (Ickx) went out and did a 1:15.3 or something, which put us on pole, about a second ahead of the Group 6 Lancias. And then, on race morning, [director of racing] Peter Falk came up to me and said “you are not going to win the race”. And this coming from Porsche – usually so quietly confident. I asked what he meant, and he said “well, we didn’t calculate on the fuel”. ‘Jackie had never done a fuel stint before. Nor had I. So he went out and did the first hour and then came in and Falk said to me, ‘Derek, you’ll have to start lapping in 1:21s or you’ll run out of fuel’. So I’m cruising round Silverstone in fifth gear and downshifting for the chicane and Becketts, just to try and salvage a position at all. It was the most desperate way to go racing and I was very outspoken afterwards. It was never really written that Porsche had made “a bit of an error”, only that it used the race to “calibrate fuel consumption”. And, of course, they soon got it right. But, at that point, it was a major cock-up. With hindsight, of course, it was an outstanding FIA regulation. It helped cause one of the very rare spin-offs from motor racing that goes into road cars. It improved fuel consumption by 20 per cent. Instead of 4mpg we got 5.’ After that early mistake and defeat by the quick but frequently unreliable Lancias, the 956, Ickx and Bell hardly ever looked back. In
          UNHCR News Story: Grameen Trust signs agreement with UNHCR to boost livelihoods programme
          UNHCR News Story: Grameen Trust signs agreement with UNHCR to boost livelihoods programme
          A displaced Somali farms crops under a UNHCR income-generation project. UNHCR / A. Webster / December 2006 Grameen Trust signs agreement with UNHCR to boost livelihoods programme GENEVA, January 13 (UNHCR) – A microfinance services organization set up by Bangladeshi Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus has signed an agreement with UNHCR to help tens of thousands of forcibly displaced people set up their own businesses and become self-sufficient. Under the memorandum of understanding (MoU) inked recently by Professor Yunus and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres, the Grameen Trust will set up programmes to provide micro-loans to displaced civilians, mainly refugees but also including some returnees and internally displaced people. The three-year agreement covers possible cooperation in an initial 14 countries in Africa, America, Asia and Europe where the two organizations believe there is a demand for microfinance services to boost livelihoods. An initial joint feasibility study will be conducted early this year in three of these countries – Egypt, Tanzania and South Africa. UNHCR and Grameen Trust staff will assess the number and profile of beneficiaries, while the project will also look at the rehabilitation or improvement of existing UNHCR microfinance activities. The Trust generally sets up programmes to provide seed or scaling up funding, based on an approach pioneered by the parent Grameen Bank and imitated worldwide. The preamble of the MoU said it was aimed at delivering "enhanced opportunities, including through microfinance, for safe and productive livelihoods and economic well-being of persons of concern [to UNHCR]." Tangible results would include "direct access to Grameen Trust services for populations of concern . . . in existing Grameen Trust locations and in priority countries for UNHCR livelihood programmes," the document said. "The Grameen Bank and its network has given millions of poor people access to microcredit," noted Guterres, who first discussed a cooperation agreement with Prof Yunus in Geneva two years ago. "I believe the Grameen Trust can make a vital contribution towards refugee self-reliance and the promotion of sustainable livelihoods," he added. Microfinance is important to UNHCR because, by allowing people to run their own businesses and learn new skills, it can help the displaced – especially women – become self-sufficient and also prepare them if they return home, integrate in a host country or start a new life in a resettlement country. But despite the benefits it can bring, microfinance is not always considered in refugee operations. In some cases, the policies of host governments prevent refugee access to financial institutions. In others, the limited expertise of UNHCR and its partners in microfinance is a factor. It is to overcome these and other limitations, that UNHCR has established partnerships with organizations like the Grameen Trust and the International Labour Organization. Prof Yunus, who won the Nobel Peace Prize with his Grameen Bank in 2006, has been dubbed "Banker to the Poor." He started the Grameen project in the Bangladeshi village of Jobra in 1976. In 1983, the project was transformed into a formal bank to help people escape from poverty by providing small loans, or microcredit, on generous and tailored terms. The Grameen Trust was set up six years later to help poor and needy people inside and outside Bangladesh with the kinds of services pioneered by the Grameen Bank to reduce poverty, offer training and technical assistance, and help increase employment, income and management skills of the poor. The Trust has more than 140 partners in 38 countries.

          blackrock broad investment grade 2011 term trust
          blackrock broad investment grade 2011 term trust
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