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Botany (of leaves, flowers, etc.) turned away from the main stem
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Hayatullah Shinwari, president of Torkham Clearing Agents Association, said that their association was not averse to introduction of new technology as it would enhance their exports to Afghanistan, but the authorities failed to accept their demands about provision of the latest facilities.
Global Banking News-September 29, 2015--Sri Lankan central bank not averse to rate hikes
He said that they were not averse to adopting the accoutrements of southern or central Europeans, drinking their preferred beverages out of imported and often ostentatiously grand vessels.
Summary: The Indian rupee hit a fresh lifetime low against the dollar, as risk averse global investors drowned out central bank efforts to stem the currency's slide.
A new Barclays Corporate survey of 300 business leaders nationwide found 43% of respondents said they had shelved plans to invest recently due to current market turmoil, while 66% of corporates expect to see more business failures in their sector and 54% view the private sector as too risk averse.
WITH the winter months fast approaching and many outpatients and visitors to Ysbyty Gwynedd dreading the long walk from the present bus shelter to the main building, especially in inclement weather, I have to ask once again as to why is the hospital management committee so averse, stubbornly averse in my opinion and that of many of my colleagues to moving the bus shelter to a point outside the hospital main building, where there is plenty of space?
But, despite these misgivings I would not be averse to having the book on my personal shelves.
Second, if workers are identical and either inequality averse or behindness averse, the firm's profit-maximizing piece rate is lower than it would be if workers were purely self-interested.
Second, an overly cautious, risk averse approach can lead to reduced profitability as well, since profitable opportunities may be missed.
MumSharon Osbourne is surprisingly risk averse, managing to quickly go upside down in one vehicle.
Particularly worthy here are his insights on "what's public about public education," his review of both the promise and the limits of school choice, and his formulation of a tough-love strategy for reforming institutions that are constitutionally averse to change.
I am extremely averse to any idea that could possibly lead to anything but wholehearted devotion to the Catholic school system.