What are rates?

  • (noun): A local tax on property (usually used in the plural).


Rates is a Portuguese parish and town located in the municipality of Póvoa de Varzim. In the census of 2001, it had a population of 2,539 inhabitants and a total area of 13.88 square kilometres.

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Lifestyle Disease - Causes - Diet and The Risk of Cancer
... countries had diets high in animal products, fat, and sugar, and high rates of cancers of the colorectum, breast, prostate, endometrium, and lung by contrast, individuals in developing countries usually had diets ...
Denudation - Rates
... Denudation rates are usually much lower than the rates of uplift ... The only areas at which there could be equal rates of denudation and uplift are active plate margins with an extended period of continuous deformation ...
List Of Device Bit Rates
... This is a list of device bit rates, or physical layer information rates, net bit rates, useful bit rates, peak bit rates or digital bandwidth capacity, at which digital ...
List Of Device Bit Rates - Conventions
... By convention, bus and network data rates are denoted either in bit/s (bits per second) or byte/s (bytes per second) ... use line codes (such as Ethernet, Serial ATA and PCI Express), quoted rates are for the decoded signal ... The figures below are simplex data rates, which may conflict with the duplex rates vendors sometimes use in promotional materials ...
Rates - Architecture
... São Pedro de Rates Church (12th century building listed as National Monument) Pillory of Rates (listed property of public interest) Senhor da Praça Chapel (Baroque architecture) Civil Parishes of Póvoa de Varzim ...

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    [The] elderly and timid single gentleman in Paris ... never drove down the Champs Elysees without expecting an accident, and commonly witnessing one; or found himself in the neighborhood of an official without calculating the chances of a bomb. So long as the rates of progress held good, these bombs would double in force and number every ten years.
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)

    Families suffered badly under industrialization, but they survived, and the lives of men, women, and children improved. Children, once marginal and exploited figures, have moved to a position of greater protection and respect,... The historic decline in the overall death rates for children is an astonishing social fact, notwithstanding the disgraceful infant mortality figures for the poor and minorities. Like the decline in death from childbirth for women, this is a stunning achievement.
    Joseph Featherstone (20th century)

    In the U.S. for instance, the value of a homemaker’s productive work has been imputed mostly when she was maimed or killed and insurance companies and/or the courts had to calculate the amount to pay her family in damages. Even at that, the rates were mostly pink collar and the big number was attributed to the husband’s pain and suffering.
    Gloria Steinem (20th century)