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the decision by a firm on whether to make a component or product itself or to buy it from an external supplier (see OUTSOURCING). The decision will depend upon the combined production costs and TRANSACTION COSTS of the alternatives. Sometimes a firm may adopt mixes of the two policies, producing some quantity of the product itself and buying the remainder, depending upon the relative costs of the sources and security of supply considerations. See TRANSACTION for a more detailed discussion. See INTERNALIZATION, VERTICAL INTEGRATION.
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'President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) consisting of 19 pages worth mostly of make-believe narration of the actual state of the nation, reiterating his unfulfilled promises from three years ago,' NUPL said in a statement on Tuesday.
Sadly, we are not, and try as hard as we might, in the end we all see this make-believe to be just what it is: that is, make-believe.
"Besides offering a fun, make-believe experience/' adds Harris, "the book attempts to introduce a variety of age-appropriate developmental skills-including color recognition, sequencing, positional words, and rhyme."
'Suddenly a make-believe spin was thrown in which the media and the Supreme Court got caught up in.'
The minister further stated,"this proves how big of a tool of chaos and disruption social media is", adding that it later turned out that the news run by an anchor, on which the Supreme Court also took notice, was entirely make-believe."He warned that numerous such attacks could be expected as it was the election year.
""Make-believe, fictitious and false news stories will be spread by foreign agencies via social media," he added."This is the election year and we have to make sure that there's no chaos spread in Pakistan be fully aware of those who spread such propaganda.
May and her cronies live in a make-believe fantasy world if they genuinely believe all pain, no gain is good for the country when the evidence points to her polices hurting but not working.
But just because children prefer the real deal, as research by Angeline Lillard of the University of Virginia shows, that does not negate the value of make-believe and toy play.
Barrie are effectively placed at key points in the story, including this one, as Wendy chases a phantom she believes could be her brother: "The difference between HIM HER and the other BOYS GIRLS at such a time [was] that they knew it was MAKE-BELIEVE, while to HIM HER make-believe and TRUE were the EXACT SAME thing."
The exercise is conducted by creating make-believe scenarios of aviation accidents and then questions are asked to address them.
Making Make-Believe Real: Politics as Theater in Shakespeare's Time.
The site's woodland and grass fields will be turned into a land of enchanted make-believe for three nights where fairies and lost boys, the characters from JM Barrie's Peter Pan, will take centre stage over the August Bank Holiday.