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Spin

To attempt to present a situation in the best possible light. For example, a political operative may attempt to spin a situation in which a candidate who took a bribe by saying it was a gift or donation. The term is somewhat derogatory, but is common in business as well as politics. See also: Jawboning.
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The framing of Spin Out's prologue suggests that Sparrow is speaking to those unfamiliar with his 'backyard'--perhaps to an international crowd, or even an urban Australian audience of 'city slickers' who've never heard of a B&S ball.
Contents Issues for Congress Background FCS Program Origins The FCS Program Program Overview DOD's April 2009 FCS Restructuring Decision Current FCS Program Status Remaining FCS Technologies for Spin Outs The Army's BCT Modernization Strategy Current Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) Details FCS Program Budget Issues FY2010 Budget Request and Savings from the Termination of the Manned Ground Vehicle (MGV) FY2010 FCS Budget Request Amounts for FCS Programs Potential Issues for Congress MGV Cancellation Army BCT Modernization Strategy and Spin Outs Proposed Ground Combat Vehicles Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon (NLOS-C) Replacement?
This research utilises multiple levels of analysis within three case studies in order to extend understanding and add strength to what is already known about technology transfer and university spin outs in Serbia.
``We see spin outs as a very efficient means of unlocking the wealth of expertise and technology in Welsh academia to generate innovative and often high technology ventures to create wealth and jobs for Wales.''
The case of ISL/Circatex is a clear case where these pressures have led a new business to "spin out" of an existing company facing closures.
He has also held operational roles, provided interim executive management to FACIT spin outs, serves on the board of Turnstone, and is a board observer for Hamilton-based Fusion Pharmaceuticals.
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