PERS


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PERS

(Personal Emergency Reporting System) A communications system that notifies a central monitoring facility in case of problems. A PERS is activated by the elderly or physically impaired either from a transmitter worn on the wrist or around the neck. Some systems use infrared transmitters and receivers to monitor a person's daily activities and ensure that they are mobile during certain hours of the day. See telehealth.
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They charge a fair price and make ten per cent profit for the State.
If my memory be right they amount to twenty per cent.
The personal interview looks as if there were no trickery, and then no one could object to five per cent."
Well, when you come to deduct taxes, charges, losses and other things, the best invested estate of $3,500 per annum, will not yield more than $3,000, nett.
During her first year in the store, Dulcie was paid five dollars per week.
-- If the shot should preserve continuously its initial velocity of 12,000 yards per second, it would require little more than nine hours to reach its destination; but, inasmuch as that initial velocity will be continually decreasing, it will occupy 300,000 seconds, that is 83hrs.
An' it's a downright roarin' shame, as when he's got the chance o' making a bit o' money wi' sending goods out,--ten or twelve per zent clear, when freight an' commission's paid,--as he shouldn't lay hold o' the chance for want o' money.
"Two hundred thousand per annum would make four millions of capital."
There was no system whatever in swindling me out of a penny -- a clear fraud of fifty per cent -- no method in any respect.
"The purse'll be sixty-five per cent of the gate receipts.
The twenty thousand livres I had of you are still employed in my trade, in which they bring me nine per cent.
Of the total number of persons engaged in occupations in the United States, only nine-tenths of one per cent are from the Plutocracy, yet the Plutocracy owns seventy per cent of the total wealth.