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n. slang for a criminal defendant's previous record of criminal charges, convictions, or other judicial disposal of criminal cases (such as probation, dismissal or acquittal). Only previous felony convictions can be introduced into evidence. However, the record of "priors" can have an impact on sentencing, as with prior drunk driving convictions requiring mandatory jail sentences, and "three strikes, you're out," providing for extended sentences for the third felony conviction.

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We're pleased to work with Sigma to offer consumer electronics companies a cost-effective solution for providing consumers with Media Center Extenders that support Microsoft's PlaysForSure requirements for networked devices.
WCBF's Global Six Sigma Summit, June 27-30, 2006, at The Venetian Resort Hotel, Las Vegas, has already been recognized as the largest gathering of CEOs and senior executives passionate about Six Sigma.
In charge of nearly 6,500 soldiers in 65 units throughout six states, the 96th RRC has used Lean Six Sigma to also reduce the deployment preparation time for a battle-rostered unit from 30 days down to just three.
In the course of two decades, Motorola saved a reported $17 billion using the Six Sigma methodology.
The cases are short descriptions of the project work completed on the Global Hawk program and Design for Six Sigma in the Raytheon Missile Systems organization.
This session will review a process to identify areas where Six Sigma projects can really support what the organization is attempting to deliver.
Essentially, the purpose of Six Sigma is to gain breakthrough knowledge on how to improve processes to do things better, faster and at lower cost.
Motorola calls its program Six Sigma because it provides a quality measure that can be used throughout a corporation, from sales to manufacturing to support functions.
Six Sigma is a broad discipline, but it is based on some valuable analytical and quality tools.
Sigma Networks' flexible hubbed SONET Services are delivered with unprecedented rapid provisioning, empowering customers with just-in-time capacity management and true carrier-class SONET performance and availability.
We have found you can't apply Six Sigma internally; that's what manufacturing typically does.
Sigma had also expected to achieve modestly positive cash flow during the seven-year lease.