top slicing


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top slicing

[′täp ‚slīs·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
A method of stoping in which the ore is extracted by excavating a series of horizontal (sometimes inclined) timbered slices alongside each other, beginning at the top of the ore body and working progressively downward.
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Veteran media commentator Raymond Snoddy believes the BBC is fighting a losing battle against top slicing.
The report also said: "Top slicing is unpopular with audiences, risks the long-term future of the BBC" and "as a funding option, it appears any possible benefits are strongly outweighed by the drawbacks and the risks
Now it appears the answer to these attacks on Welsh broadcasting is, according to some, that of "robbing Peter to pay Paul" - namely top slicing the BBC licence fee.
Mr Shanahan added: "The reason for top slicing their budgets again is to give them a bit of head room.
There were also on-going unknown final costs of single status job evaluation, estimated at pounds 1.5m and back pay, estimated at pounds 5.5m, and a one per cent efficiency top slicing.
Richard Adamson, YCH's director of housing services, said tenants can consider options, including "top slicing" some of the cash for essential work.
"If either of these fails an attempt to increase modulation rates above the 10pc absolute maximum penciled-in for 2007 is a certainty ( and the appetite for further top slicing will be even more fierce if the sterling/euro exchange rate conspires against the UK too," said Mr Forster.
Add to this the top slicing from the overall budget of over PS1bn per year for social care for the elderly and you can perhaps see a picture emerging.