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specialties

A generic term for the individual units in a UK hospital, considered as an aggregate, which focus on the diagnosis and treatment within a particular field of medicine, disease or client group. As used here, the  term differs from the classic sense of a specialty—e.g., cardiology, orthopaedics, etc.
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Uphill work like this would require special inducements; the natural gradient or direction of movement will be toward new fields without heavy prerequisites (or with prerequisites already met) that are relatively easily detached from other specialties in their discipline.
The new specialty may incorporate fragments or major fractions of existing specialties but need not correspond to anybody's understanding of a pre-existing specialty.
If it were decided to adopt a substantial number of narrow tax specialties for accreditation (rather than taxation in general), the cost of compiling and grading the exams would soar beyond belief, and each of the exams would be taken by a relatively small number of specialists.
If a program starting out to accredit "general" tax specialists is likely to result in an irresistible demand from certain quarters for establishment of a long list of narrow specialties, the AICPA should be looking down the road at the problems it will face before undertaking a journey toward accreditation.
The scope of a CPA's practice usually is very broad, even within specialties such as MCS, encompassing a multitude of discipline-based services, most of which can be deemed a "specialty.
The focus of designated specialties could be broad or narrow.
Approximately 50 percent of Rayonier's Cellulose Specialties sales are to customers in North America, 25 percent to Europe and 22 percent to Asia, primarily China and Japan, supported by offices in Shanghai, Tokyo and London.
David Lilley, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer commented, "The acquisition of UCB's Surface Specialties business will provide us critical mass and an excellent position to service the coatings markets with a broad range of resins and additives as well as technical resins serving a wide range of other target markets.
I would like to pay tribute to everyone involved in Surface Specialties for their competences, loyalty and dedication and to thank them for the valuable contribution they have made to the evolution of UCB.
The economic slowdown, our growth through acquisition and our focus on new applications areas together presented a clear opportunity to craft and deploy a product development system that would build on our legacy of innovation and reputation for technical excellence," said Jan Vandendriessche, global R&D director of Surface Specialties.
Waiting times for the most problematic specialties are often
These items include truffles, caviars and 950 other top quality items such as specialty mushrooms, game meats, infused oils, fois gras, pates, smoked seafood, prepared condiments, sauces and European specialties.