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see pumapuma
or cougar
, New World member of the cat family, Puma concolor. Also known as mountain lion, catamount, panther, and painter, it ranges from S British Columbia to the southern tip of South America. The puma is slenderly built, with a lionlike face.
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(Felis concolor, or Puma concolor), also puma or mountain lion, a mammal of the family Felidae. The body length is usually 100–180 cm, the tail length 60-75 cm, and the weight approximately 100 kg. The cougar is brownish yellow, with the upper part of the body somewhat darker than the lower. The chin is almost white, and the tail is dark. The young have dark spots.

The cougar is found in the Americas, from Canada to Patagonia. It usually dwells along the edges of forests and in the mountains; it is occasionally encountered in steppes. The cougar is a nocturnal animal. A litter contains two or three cubs. Cougars are few in number throughout their range, and, in some places, they have been exterminated. They sometimes cause damage to livestock raising and the hunting industry. The hunting of cougars is restricted and, in some regions, forbidden.

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"All managers need to recognize that risk is associated with creativity - that to try to use employees' creative ideas will mean that some will fail," Couger says.
For example, the group technique allows public sharing of ideas to stimulate new ideas through the process of silent generation of ideas in writing, round-robin recording of ideas, serial discussion for clarification, and subsequent rounds of ideas writing (Couger, 1996, p.
Zawacki and Couger continued over the years to update this sociological research.
Here, the matching of the motivating potential of the work to the "growth need strength" of the individual is an important consideration in any assignment, according to Couger and Colter [13], who found that development work has higher motivating potential than does maintenance work.
ACM published the first curriculum for an IS undergraduate degree in 1973 (Couger 1973).
Couger [7] also forsees a broadening of opportunities as more technical specialties are added.
On the other hand, Couger emphasizes the solution: "Systems analysis is the logical design of the new system: the specification for input and output of the system and the decision logic and processing rules" [11].
This document has now gone through several revisions (Couger, et al.
The learning units of both IS2002 as well as IS'97(Davis et al., 1997; Couger et al., 1995, 1997) are written behavioral terms, and are explained in terms of the cognitive levels of Bloom's taxonomy(1956).
g., Nunamaker, Couger, and Davis, 1982; Cheney, Hale, and Kasper, 1990; Landry, Longenecker, Haigood, and Feinstein, 2000) on one side have found behavioral skills to be more important than technical skills, other studies (e.g., Vitalari, 1985) make the opposing argument in favor of technical skills.
A much smaller number of such fusions were made with Colt Python barrels on Ruger Security Six revolvers, which inevitably became known as Cugers or Cougers. Again, Bill Davis is the gunsmith most often associated with the conversion.
Riddle 64, Crow 55: Gunnar Lassen had 25 points for the Cougers and Rylan Larsen added 12 points in the loss at home.