As a wetland of international importance located in China, the Poyang Lake Basin's incredible topographical and biological diversity has provided a congregating point for scientists from around the world to engage in cross-disciplinary research. In particular, the International Conference on Poyang Lake Complex Environment System was instrumental in bringing together scholars from China, North America, and Europe to explore the latest innovations in water resource science and watershed management.
In addition to the lack of value in her home, Mary is also running into problems
with it. Although the house is under full warranty, she is facing many expensive
mechanical defects in the house, such as bad wires, an outdated roof, and a
questionable furnace. Next she discovers mold. The developer who built the
home fixed the mold problem once, but he has since gone out of business and
filed for bankruptcy. The repairs required to make her home livable add up to
make it an overwhelming burden....
Standard economic theory argues that international private capital flows will make a major contribution to development to the extent that they will flow from capital-abundant industrialized countries to capital-scarce developing countries, and help to smooth spending throughout the business cycle in capital-recipient countries. In recent years, reality has contradicted both aspects of this standard theory. For the last seven years, developing countries have transferred large amount of resources to developed countries.
The Government of Canada’s Interim Plan 2001 on Particulate Matter and Ozone includes a commitment to develop an action plan to reduce VOC from products. The $120.2 million package for clean air initiatives announced in the budget of February 2001 included resources for development and implementation of this plan, with additional resources for work on VOC-containing products included as part of the $40 million provided in the budget of February 2003.
In this paper we present a thorough evaluation of a corpus resource for Portuguese, CETEMPúblico, a 180million word newspaper corpus free for R&D in Portuguese processing. We provide information that should be useful to those using the resource, and to considerable improvement for later versions. In addition, we think that the procedures presented can be of interest for the larger NLP community, since corpus evaluation and description is unfortunately not a common exercise.
There are many resources available to assist school staff and their partners in the health and
education sectors to plan, implement, and evaluate school health initiatives. These are in the form of
evidence-based guidelines, surveillance tools, assessment approaches, etcetera. Many of these
resources can be found on the websites of international organizations, as well as those country and
regional agencies and organizations (e.g. health and education ministries and non government
organizations) with responsibilities for promoting the health and educational outcomes of young
The HIV epidemic has led to large increases in the frequency of smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis, which has
poor treatment outcomes and excessive early mortality compared with smear-positive disease. We used a combination
of systematic review, document analysis, and global expert opinion to review the extent of this problem.
This paper proposes a novel method that exploits multiple resources to improve statistical machine translation (SMT) based paraphrasing. In detail, a phrasal paraphrase table and a feature function are derived from each resource, which are then combined in a log-linear SMT model for sentence-level paraphrase generation. Experimental results show that the SMT-based paraphrasing model can be enhanced using multiple resources. The phrase-level and sentence-level precision of the generated paraphrases are above 60% and 55%, respectively.
This paper proposes an approach to improve word alignment for languages with scarce resources using bilingual corpora of other language pairs. To perform word alignment between languages L1 and L2, we introduce a third language L3. Although only small amounts of bilingual data are available for the desired language pair L1-L2, large-scale bilingual corpora in L1-L3 and L2-L3 are available. Based on these two additional corpora and with L3 as the pivot language, we build a word alignment model for L1 and L2. ...
The Visual Vocabulary Resources book provides teachers using the Macmillan/McGraw-Hill California
Treasures reading program photo-word cards that visually introduce specific vocabulary from the
program. The photos are intended to preteach vocabulary to English learners and Approaching Level
students, as well as offer additional, meaningful language and concept support to these students.
All small businesses must staff their operations. This involves bringing new people into the business and making sure they are productive additions to the enterprise. Ọffective human resource management matches and develops the abilities of job candidates and employees with the needs of the firm. A responsive personnel system will assist you in this process and is a key ingredient for growth.
ost of the problems of analyzing survey data have been reasonably well handled, except those revolving around the existence of interaction effects. Indeed, increased efficiency in handling multivariate analyses even with non-numerical variables, has been achieved largely by assuming additivity. An approach to survey data is proposed which imposes no restrictions on interaction effects, focuses on importance in reducing predictive error, operates sequentially, and is independent of the extent of linearity in the classifications or the order in which the explanatory factors are introduced...
This third edition retains the range of analytical techniques and the structure
of individual chapters of the second edition. However, there are some
significant changes, with the introduction of new topics and some deletions,
to take into account the changing priorities in environmental analysis.
Research in tropical forestry is confronted with the task of finding strategies to alleviate pressure on remaining forests, and techniques to enhance forest regeneration and restore abandoned lands, using productive alternatives that can be attractive to local human populations. In addition, sustainable forestry in tropical countries must be supported by adequate policies to promote and maintain specific activities at local and regional scales.
Reproducing Timeline Tweens with ActionScript
The last thing we want to mention in this chapter is a companion website post about a feature that’s a bit out of the ordinary. As such, we intend it to be an additional resource for your continued study outside this book. In addition to scripting motion solely with code, it’s also possible to rebuild a Flash Professional timeline motion tween using ActionScript.
THE first Edition of the following Work was printed in the 1 [ 1 ] end of the
year 1775, and in the beginning of the year 1776. Through the greater
part of the Book, therefore, whenever the present state of things is mentioned,
it is to be understood of the state they were in, either about that
time, or at some earlier period, during the time I was employed in writing
Honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) are the main pollinating agents for numerous
plants and fruit trees and, hence, play a key role in agriculture and
more generally in the maintenance of ecological biodiversity. Although
these social insects are not the targets of all the different agrochemical
treatments used in crop protection, they are widely affected by pesticides.
Our satisfaction in writing the second English edition of this book is easy to
imagine: not only are we assured of the utility of our work, but also have the
opportunity to enlarge and revise it.We have attempted to do this in various
ways. We have removed oversights and errors; we have made a few additions
and expanded a little on all chapters; we have re-written and simplified
various parts which students had found obscure or difficult to understand;
lastly, we have updated the bibliography, with the aim of offering useful
suggestions for further readi...
"The Banking and Finance Sector accounts for more than 8 percent of the U.S. annual gross domestic product and is the backbone for the world economy. As direct attacks and public statements by terrorist organizations demonstrate, the sector is a high-value and symbolic target. Additionally, large-scale power outages, recent natural disasters, and a possible flu pandemic demonstrate the wide range of potential threats facing the sector.
Christopher L. Culp is an adjunct professor of finance at the Graduate
School of Business of the University of Chicago, where he
teaches graduate-level courses on derivatives, alternative risk
transfer, risk management, and investments. He also offers a graduate
seminar on insurance during winter quarters as a guest professor of risk
and insurance in the Institut für Finanzmanagement at Universität Bern