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Spinning

In investment banking, the practice of an investment bank setting aside portions of a corporation's Initial Public Offering for senior management of that corporation. Ethically questionable practice which appears to be a form of bribery.
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Spinning

The act or practice of an underwriting or brokerage firm giving shares of an IPO, especially a popular issue, to major executives in some company unrelated to the company issuing the IPO. These executives return the favor by recommending that their clients do business to the underwriter or broker. The relationship is mutually beneficial because the executives profit from the shares in the IPO and the underwriter or broker profits from the new business. However, it is controversial and some believe spinning to be unethical. Spinning should not be confused with spinning off, which is a different concept altogether.
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spinning

The allocating of shares of a hot initial offering by a securities firm to the personal account of a corporate executive in anticipation of gaining future business from the executive's firm.
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You'll be able to see and feel the twist build up in the fiber, and then release as the spindle reverses.
Give the spindle another spin, but this time, catch it just as it starts to reverse.
During a burst of successive sleep spindles (5-15 events) [13, 43], typically recurring every 4s [16, 42-45], each sleep spindle is described as late slow frontal or early fast centroparietal according to its time onset, its mean frequency, and its position on the median line.
Still sleep spindle characteristics observed from both modalities should be the same with only differences in terms of spatial distribution [56, 57].
Spindle Features in the First Part of the NREM Time.
Regarding the intraspindle frequency, all central spindle types (bil C4, bil C3, C4, and C3) were faster than the corresponding frontopolar spindles (bil Fp2, bil Fp1, Fp2, and Fp1, resp.) in all groups (p values in Table 4).
These 2 markers were weakly positive in the stromal spindle cells of 1 sclerosing papilloma each (5%) and were negative in all complex sclerosing lesions/radial scars and biopsy site stromal spindle cells.
Overall, the stromal spindle cells of 45 benign sclerosing lesions (81%) showed no reactivity for any CKs tested or for p63, and none showed spindle cell reactivity for all 4 markers (Table 4).
In the present study, our focus was on the spindle apparatus, a structure responsible for the segregation of chromosomes between daughter cells.
Spindle apparatus assumes a 3D structure and, in metaphase, it looks like a rugby ball (see Figure 1 above).
* Rotate the spindle by hand, observing the gap between the tabletop and the straight edge.
"While it has been shown previously that targeted memory reactivation can boost memory consolidation during sleep, we now show that sleep spindles might represent the key underlying mechanism," says Bernhard Staresina of the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.