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International Organization for Standardization

A non-governmental organization that sets standard codes for countries and currencies. ISO sets the ISO 3166 codes for countries and provinces, which are used in international banking transactions and shipping. Likewise, it sets the ISO 4217 codes for individual currencies. ISO has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and, because its standards are usually adopted into the law of member states, it is more powerful than most other NGOs.

Incentive stock option (ISO).

Corporate executives may be granted incentive stock options (ISOs), also called qualifying stock options. These options aren't taxed when they're granted or exercised, but only when the underlying shares are sold.

If, after exercising the options, participating executives keep the shares for the required period, any earnings from selling the shares are taxed at the owner's long-term capital gains rate.

However, stock option transactions may make sellers vulnerable to the alternative minimum tax (AMT).


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A quick summary of all NISO standards that are in development, approved, published or withdrawn.
Readers should review the network statistics and their definitions found in the NISO Z39.
While 3M has always sought input from the libraries, developers and interested parties in enhancing the protocol, the time is right for further development of SIP to be done in a more independent, community environment which NISO provides," said Skip Driessen, Global Business Manager for 3M Library Systems.
The maturity of the SIP protocol and its implementation track record should allow it to move quickly through the NISO standardization process," stated Todd Carpenter, NISO Managing Director.
VisuAide participated in developing the new Daisy and NISO Z39.
The paper illustrates how libraries can benefit from implementing the NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol (NCIP) between their resource sharing and circulation systems.
The meeting of party leaders was also attended by Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides, Assistant Attorney General Rikkos Erotokritou, Government Spokesman Christos Stylianidis, the negotiator of the Greek Cypriot community, Andreas Mavroyiannis,and the Director of the Diplomatic Office of the President Nisos Christodoulides.
It is our privilege to honor them at Noche de NiSos and highlight the incredible work they do.
Other celebrities who will grace the Noche de NiSos stage include Emmy-winning host of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," Tom Bergeron,who will serve as the night's Master of Ceremonies; renowned former NBA player and head coach, Phil Jackson, actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis,andactress and philanthropist Melanie Griffith, who will serve as presenters during the program; and Grammy-nominated and Billboard chart-topping band Five for Fighting, who will provide the evening's headline entertainment.
Regular monitoring since 2004 has revealed that the project area (the Natura 2000 network site, Nisos Gyaros Kai Thalassia Zoni , which includes the island of Gyaros and a surrounding marine area) hosts one of the most important breeding nuclei of the species, with an observed pupping rate of some seven births per year.
LOS ANGELES -- The Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) provided grants to Houston's Casa de Esperanza de los NiSos and the Smile Foundation in Mumbai to create a Casa Herbalife program in each location to improve nutrition for children in need.