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1(demote)(employee/hotel) bajar de categoría
- By upgrading the importance of other factors he downgraded the importance of economic growth in the development process.
- Evacuees were not paying council tax and some bandings had been downgraded, reducing the amount of rates collected.
- However, under this legislation we have downgraded safety to the same level as sustainability.
- After downgrading its own forecasts, profits are expected to fall in 2001.
- Moments ago, in fact, we just told you it was downgraded to a tropical storm.
- Having downgraded the news section two years ago, he now feels that ‘frankly there should be more news’.
- Five years ago Selby police station's cells were downgraded due to cutbacks, and prisoners could only spend six hours there.
- Even when cannabis is downgraded from a Class B to a Class C drug next year, her relative could still face charges for buying the drug.
- In my life on the internet I had just downgraded the firewall from a minor nuisance to virtual non-existent.
- It would also make investment less viable, a beautiful place would be downgraded and there would be health risks.
- Campaigners fighting to maintain services at the hospital took this as a sign the hospital would not be downgraded.
- Fears are growing in Limerick this week that cancer services at the Regional Hospital could be downgraded.
- Boots' shares were downgraded by British analysts following disappointing second quarter results last week.
- Although the weather system was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm as it passed over land it brought more than a foot of rain to some areas.
- Its British broker, downgraded their rating on the company to neutral from buy yesterday morning.
- But the report has stopped short of recommending which hospitals will be downgraded.
- They downgraded the match from an international to a challenge.
- Apart from the ease of apparently authentic numbering, holograms have been globally downgraded as a protection.
- Over the course of development, that number was downgraded to roughly 1,300 spots.
- Their concern is that the quality of service will be downgraded if the proposals are implemented.
2(reduce)reducirwe must not downgrade the importance of his contribution — no debemos restar importancia a su aportación
1bajada femininea downgrade of 1 in 40 — una pendiente del 2,5%
- A later rating by rival Moody's Investors Service kept Ford's debt rating at investment-grade status, the S&P downgrades shocked the corporate bond market.
- The code of conduct threatens penalties ranging from administrative sanctions and temporary suspension of duty, to rank downgrades and dismissal.
- With no suitable alternative location being offered by the Council the removal of the taxi rank is a downgrade in the taxi service of Ballina.
- The latest figures issued on Friday on the economy's performance may appear to be a fractional downgrade of no great importance.
- Despite the downgrade to a club level sport, Cross believes Macalester's skiers will still be able to compete in intercollegiate competition.
- The removal of the headquarters effectively downgrades York's military status.
- To the extent that there are unexpected levels of downgrades, we may not need to see any loss for there to be some sort of credit event.
- S&P put the company on negative credit watch on Sept. 12 for a possible downgrade to noninvestment-grade status.
- Investors took that as a hint that a downgrade to junk status may be in the offing.
- In other markets, there could be a high level of earnings disappointment which has led to some downgrades.
- Some analysts have speculated that GM could face a downgrade of its credit rating to junk status.
- Get ready for additional downgrades in California debt ratings, in cuts with almost the shocking speed of the utilities’ plunge to junk status.
- On July 15, the Federal Reserve chairman told Congress that a slowdown in the pace of corporate debt-rating downgrades is a good sign for the American economy.
- More importantly, the blanket downgrade of Fitch implies an extraordinary delinquency in respect of its regulatory oversight functions.
- The gossips say the group is being hit by declining advertising revenue and a drop in market share in its important US college market which could result in further profit downgrades once figures are issued.
- In wake of the liquidity and cash flow problems, rating agencies are closely monitoring the institution for a possible downgrade.
- Still, with the stock battered and rating agencies considering further downgrades, that could rapidly change.
- Even the whisper of new equity or debt offerings provokes warnings of downgrades from rating agencies and investor stampedes.
- Contractual disputes and cost blow-outs on the project have seen Multiplex issue three profit downgrades, and investors have slashed 40 per cent off Multiplex's share price this year.
- Obviously, this estimate is used to strengthen the case for further downgrades.