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There is growing evidence that the most significant reason for this apparent poorer performance might actually be a perverse consequence of the excellent work the fire service has been doing nationally to drive the number of fires down.
In the interest rate capping environment, use of (the) CBR will result in perverse outcomes.
"It can happen to you at any time in this business, and it's a bit perverse, but Basti signed a good contract, and he knew where he was going.
"I think it would be absolutely perverse of people like me and my Jewish parliamentary colleagues, MPs Louise Ellman, Ivan Lewis, Ruth Smeeth, if we left the Labour party and not the anti-semites who left."
The name of Algernon Charles Swinburne has long been coupled with the epithet "perverse" (1); Swinburne was accused of perversity early and often, and while the term irked him (and has continued to irk critics who defend him from it), the concept of perversion offers valuable purchase on some central features of his work.
To achieve this, the business leaders highlighted the importance of making progress towards setting a strong price for CO2 and the removal of perverse subsidies such as those for fossil fuels .
Prof McGlade said: "It's a very serious signal - a very perverse signal that we do not want to create."
It said: "Targets based on company profits or share price can create perverse incentives." The committee included Simon Walker, director general of the Institute of Directors.
Despite early faith in these allowances, a new generation of researchers soon drew attention to various shortcomings that arose from continued concern with perverse incentives and an emphasis on indirect support through tax credits that favored the middle classes.
Included in this volume are: The Masque of the Red Death, Hop Frog, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Raven and The Imp of the Perverse. Unfortunately, limited space makes it impossible to highlight all of Poe's works; none of his marvelous detective stories is included in this volume, though a lesser work like King Pest is.
Computer experts and leading UK firm BT spoke out against the decision, which one commentator described as "perverse".
"I find it delightfully perverse. This came out of my going to film festivals and screening my favorite movies and doing my annual top 10 film list for Artforum.