But how far should the public sector go in defining the terms of maturity transformation?. It
would be reassuring to imagine that underlying saving and investment propensities of the
private sector define the real interest rate in normal times. Keynes threw some doubt on this
classical view. In addition, the fact is that government policies nowadays dominate the terms
of maturity transformation in modern economies. Very large government debt defines the
Global warming and changes in climate have already had observed impacts on natural
ecosystems and species. Natural systems such as wetlands, mangroves, coral reefs, cloud
forests, Arctic and high latitude ecosystems are especially vulnerable to climate‐induced
disturbances. Enhanced protection and management of biological resources and habitats can
mitigate impacts and contribute to solutions as nations and communities strive to adapt to
climate change. Biodiversity is the foundation and mainstay of agriculture, forests, and fisheries.
Cities are engines of growth and they will be
critical to our economic recovery. The Coalition
Government is taking tough and decisive action to
equip Britain for long-term success by restoring
health to the public inances and conidence in
the economy through a balanced approach led
by private sector growth. But this growth will not
occur in the abstract. It will be created in individual
places where people and businesses work, trade
This article discusses how the flux of cultural productions between centre and periphery works,
taking as an example the field of music production in France and Brazil in the 1920s. The life
trajectories of Jean Cocteau, French poet and painter, and Heitor Villa-Lobos, a Brazilian composer,
are taken as the main reference points for the discussion.
The Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda has played a critical role in bringing together three
powerful networks to examine the impact of air pollution from coal-fired power plants upon the African
American community. The Black Leadership Forum, the Southern Organizing Committee for
Economic and Social Justice and Clear the Air share a keen interest in promoting responsible
public policies protective of human health and the environment.
Microseismic (passive) seismic monitoring was
conducted at Weyburn to monitor the dynamic
response of the reservoir rock matrix to CO2
injection (i.e., stress release due to injectioninduced
deformation) and assess the level of
induced seismicity in regard to safety of existing
surface infrastructure and as an alternative means
of mapping the spread of CO2 within the reservoir.
An array of eight, three-component geophones was
permanently installed just above the oil reservoir,
which is located at approximately 1,450-meter
Hydroxyurea’s efficacy in sickle cell disease is generally attributed to its ability to raise the
levels of Hb F in the blood; however, the mechanisms by which it does so are unclear. Early
studies suggested that hydroxyurea is cytotoxic to the more rapidly dividing late erythroid
precursors, resulting in the recruitment of early erythroid precursors with an increased capacity
to produce Hb F.
The proposed nutrition principles apply to individual foods, as well as to main dishes
and meal products. The Working Group started with a set of proposed food group
contributions and nutrient limits for individual foods. It then calculated appropriate
adjustments to accommodate main dishes and meals, as those products are defined by federal
labeling regulations. The adjustments reflect the fact that main dishes and meals are 18
defined as containing at least two or three 40-gram food portions respectively, and include
foods from two or more of four food groups.
There are several different types of security testing. The following section describes each testing
technique, and provides additional information on the strengths and weakness of each. This information
is also summarized in Table 3.1 and Table 3.2. Some testing techniques are predominantly manual,
requiring an individual to initiate and conduct the test. Other tests are highly automated and require less
The Internet is the main cause of the recent explosion of activity in optical fiber telecommunications.
The high growth rates observed on the Internet, and the popular perception that growth rates were
even higher, led to an upsurge in research, development, and investment in telecommunications. The
telecom crash of 2000 occurred when investors realized that transmission capacity in place and under
construction greatly exceeded actual traffic demand. This chapter discusses the growth of the Internet
and compares it with that of other communication services.
The following paragraphs present a synthesis of the development of the management control
concept in the literature. We have pointed out the existence of different trends of thought, which have
gradually evolved as organisations and markets have transformed, introducing new variables for
building efficient control systems adapted to social changes, to the process of internationalisation and
to increased market competition (Jaeger and Balinga, 1985; Neimark and Tinker, 1986).
This research was conducted in support of two branches of the EPA ENERGY STAR program, whose overall
goal is to reduce, through voluntary market-based means, the amount of carbon dioxide emitted in the U.S.
The primary objective was to collect data for the ENERGY STAR Office Equipment program on the after-
hours power state of computers, monitors, printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, and multi-function
devices. We also collected data for the ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings branch on the types and
While prominence in health policy greatly affects the size of the PHI market – in terms of
population coverage, contribution to health financing or scope of government interventions – there is no
necessary link between the three factors. There are sizeable PHI markets in a range of health systems with
diverse mixes of public and private financing. The size of PHI markets may also result from consumer
demand for better choice and more comprehensive cover, even where there is little stimulation through
The current report summarises the outcomes of all of the tasks, and gives an outline of the
This report is divided into six chapters. Chapter 2 describes the methodological approach of the
FORVALUE Study, and chapters 3 to 6 present the main results of the study. Chapter 3 is dedicated to
the identification, characterization and classification of forest goods and services. It also identifies
and briefly describes the main user groups, forest owners and access to forest goods and services.
We would like to know whether you feel there are areas that we should review,
and whether you think a statutory insurance code is desirable. In Part 4 of this
paper we have asked you to list those areas you think we should review, and to
rank them in order of importance. Your responses will be considered by the
Commissioners before they determine the scope of this project in the light of the
resources available to us.
Communities can play a lead role in assessing and reducing community-level advertising and
marketing of unhealthy foods. Important lessons regarding community-based research and
advocacy to address marketing of unhealthy products can be borrowed from the alcohol and
tobacco control movements. Community-based efforts to decrease excessive advertising and
availability of alcohol and tobacco products, particularly in low-income communities, provide a
useful case study in how communities can influence marketing practices. ...
A common approach to adjusting for seasonal and long-term trends is to use semiparametric
models which incorporate a smooth function of time. The use of nonparametric smoothing
in time series models of air pollution and health was suggested in Schwartz (1994a), where
generalized additive Poisson models were used with LOESS smooths of time, temperature,
dewpoint temperature and PM10. This approach can be thought of as regressing residuals from
the smoothed dependent variable on residuals from the smoothed regressors.
Between transposition of the Directive and the implementation of their passport, non-EU AIFMs may manage EU AIFs if permitted by national regimes in the EU. They may use national PPRs for marketing to EU investors, subject to additional conditions.
Between the implementation of the passport for non-EU AIFMs and the withdrawal of national PPRs in the EU, non-EU AIFMs3 may be allowed to register under the Directive via the Member State of reference procedure to manage EU AIFs and to market AIFs (EU and non-EU) in the EU under the passport. They may also choose to continue to market AIFs in...
encourages opposition to what some have feared and others have celebrated as “the end of
theory.” Charles Nelson’s essay grows out of years of teaching critical theory in a literature
department and interdisciplinary team teaching with Caviness at Tufts, as well as more
recent collaboration with her in research and writing.