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1. a member of the governing board of a business concern who may or may not have an executive function
2. the person responsible for the artistic and technical aspects of making a film or television programme
3. Music another word (esp US) for conductor


Telephone switch which translates the digits dialed into the directing digits actually used to switch the call.
A parasitic element placed a fraction of a wavelength ahead of a dipole receiving antenna to increase the gain of the array in the direction of the major lobe.
Electromechanical equipment which is used to track a moving target in azimuth and angular height and which, with the addition of other necessary information from an outside source, such as a radar set or a range finder, continuously computes firing data and transmits them to the guns.


A 3D animation authoring and playback system for Windows and Mac from Adobe. Director is used to develop sophisticated interactive games and virtual worlds. Using a bitmap-based rendering engine and supporting myriad multimedia formats, including Flash, developers script their animations in JavaScript or Adobe's Lingo.

Create in Director, Play in Shockwave
Director source files use a .DIR extension and can be edited and run between platforms. For distribution over the Web, DIR source files are published to Shockwave files (.DCR extension) that are played in Shockwave Player either within the Web browser or from stand-alone applications.

Introduced by MacroMind in 1985 for the Mac as VideoWorks, it became MacroMind Director and finally, via mergers, Macromedia Director. A version for Windows was later developed, and Adobe acquired Macromedia in 2005. See Shockwave, Shockmachine, shocked site, SWF and Flash.
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WILLIAM HAGUE (Foreign) Two company directorships, advisory jobs, private equity role, speeches & award shows (90 days work) pounds 400K UP TO
Office Minister, holds six paid directorships and is a member of Barclays' Asia-Pacific Advisory Committee
Although nothing has changed in their basic duties of care and loyalty, there are many more laws and rules pertaining to directorship (The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the New York Stock Exchange listing rules, to name just two) and far more litigation by shareholders (as tracked by Stanford University, Tillinghast, and other sources).
Rankings for the league table have been compiled by giving each directorship held an individual a mark.
These guidelines are consistent with a 1997 National Association of Corporate Directors report recommending service on no more than two boards for CEOs (excluding service on their own company's board) and no more than six directorships for individuals with no primary occupation.
Encumbered by the weight of too many directorships, a CEO misses board meetings and is branded a shirker.
Stability within the directorship allows for leadership on a national level to solve national problems.
He also holds various other directorships within the Old Mutual Group and is a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Legacy Trust (UK).
In addition to his directorship of the Company, Brent Fitzpatrick holds or has held the following directorships in the five years prior to the date of this announcement:
FHLB Dallas supports diversity in the make-up of its Board and encourages diverse individuals who meet eligibility requirements to consider applying to be a nominee for open independent directorships.
Eighteen members of David Cameron's Shadow Cabinet team rake in more than pounds 4million for directorships and other jobs.
A recruitment agency boss has been banned from holding directorships for four years after his North business failed with debts of more than pounds 335,000.

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