The World Bank recognizes that large-scale agricultural investment poses
significant challenges that can be addressed successfully only if stakeholders
collaborate effectively. Together with the Food and Agricultural Organization
of the United Nations, International Fund for Agricultural Development,
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and other partners, it
has formulated seven principles that all involved should adhere to for invest-
ments to do no harm, be sustainable, and contribute to development. These
principles are summarized in box 1.
Some recent experiments support a claim that the observed differences between
willingness to pay and willingness to accept are related to experimental procedures and
have nothing to do with preference asymmetries (Plott and Zeiler (2003)) or are
eliminated by trading experience (List, 2003). Older people are often presumed to be
more conservative and more likely to avoid risk. If this is true, then it would seem
natural to expect loss avoidance to be stronger in the older populations.
It is thought that between a third and a half of all medicines1
long-term conditions are not taken as recommended. If the prescription is
appropriate, then this may represent a loss to patients, the healthcare system
and society. The costs are both personal and economic.
Adherence presumes an agreement between prescriber and patient about the
prescriber’s recommendations. Adherence to medicines is defined as the
extent to which the patient’s action matches the agreed recommendations.
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is the specialty
society for physicians that focus on infertility. The organization has a Practice
Committee that issues regular reports, including guidelines on minimal
standards for providing ART, informed consent, and on the number of
embryos to be transferred in IVF procedures. The guidelines are distributed
to all members of ASRM, are published in the Society's journal, Fertility and
Sterility, and are available to the public on ASRM's website (www.asrm.org).
Because your MartinLogan Cinema uses an internal power
supply to energize its electrostatic cells with high-voltage
DC, it must be connected to an AC power source. For this
reason it is provided with the proper IEC standard
power cord. This cords should be firmly inserted into the
AC power receptacles on the rear connection panel of the
speaker, then to any convenient AC wall outlet.
Sexual harassment offline is a well-known, highly prevalent, extensively investigated, and intensively
treated social problem. An accepted model classifies sexual harassment behaviors into the categories
of gender harassment, unwanted sexual attention, and sexual coercion. Theory and research show that
sexual harassment behavior occurs as a product of person × situation characteristics and has substantial
personal and organizational costs.
Obviously you will need to tailor your walk event to the interests and abilities of the people you plan to
attract. This will affect your choice of route, its length and difficulty and the way you publicise and
It is often a good idea to offer a shorter route option for people who do not want to walk the whole
way. This can help widen the appeal of your event to young families and older people.
Think about what you need your walkers to know and when they need to know it. The following list...
The theoretical approaches described above were developed without reference to
empirical findings. Initial examinations of empirical health trends indicated that
the trends differed when different aspects of health were examined and that some
indicators showed improving health and some deteriorating health. For instance,
Verbrugge (76) noted that from 1972 to 1981 there were increases in reported
disease presence and disability, yet improvements in self-reported health.
Product-Aligned - Cross Functional Manufacturing addresses inefficiencies of manufacturing
systems that are compartmentalized according to function. The separation of groups into design,
production, etc. is deemed highly inefficient, and can result in unnecessary trial-and-error processes due
to a lack of coordination between the functions.
Lean, alternatively, works across manufacturing
functions, and is aligned towards specific products. For example, a “Lean Team” was created at Auburn’s
Machine Fabrication Shop.
This project has demonstrated the current interest in assessing and distinguishing
the impacts on biodiversity of climate change and atmospheric pollution. It is
strongly recommended that this proposal is used as the basis to decide whether or
not to pursue and implement the new network. It has provided recommendations
and options for an implementation plan and estimated costs. It has also shown
that it will be most important to establish the right organisational framework,
obtain agreement between parties and sufficient funding.
Online business transactions generally involve ACH file origination and frequent
interbank wire transfers. Since the frequency and dollar amounts of these
transactions are generally higher than consumer transactions, they pose a
comparatively increased level of risk to the institution and its customer. Financial
institutions should implement layered security, as described herein, utilizing
controls consistent with the increased level of risk for covered business
One more connection: Anne also introduced me to a woman who practices an alternate kind of
therapy I plan to add to my resume. I had already received a Cox scholarship to study Cranial
Sacral Therapy, but I have to wait until we go back to the U.S. to begin my formal studies.
Through Anne, I met this local practitioner and she is willing to let me observe. This should give
me a head start when I finally get to the classroom.
Thanks to the CLO and GEI for putting me in touch with the...
Figures from the KIEA, combined and put another way, tell us this: While women make
up more than 50 percent of the U.S. adult population, and about 46 percent of the
civilian workforce, they account for only about 35 percent of the people who get involved
in starting businesses.
(This number agrees fairly closely with other figures, not shown in the table above, which
find that of all privately held firms in the U.S, about 29 percent are ―women-owned‖ and
another 12 percent are ―equally owned‖ by women and men.)
So women lag at the...
Even if the annual flow of emissions did not increase beyond today's rate, the stock
of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere would reach double pre-industrial levels by
2050 - that is 550ppm CO2e - and would continue growing thereafter. But the
annual flow of emissions is accelerating, as fast-growing economies invest in high-
carbon infrastructure and as demand for energy and transport increases around the
world. The level of 550ppm CO2e could be reached as early as 2035. At this level
there is at least a 77% chance - and perhaps up to a 99% chance, depending...
As an example of the modular approach, within the Model Farm program, Dairy Pakistan foresees that
additional team leaders can be recruited as necessary, with farm production officers then recruited to
support the team leader. It is anticipated that one Team Leader can manage 10 Farm Production Officers,
and each Officer can supervise 10 Model Farms; thus appointment of a new Team Leader can result in
100 new model farms per year. With experience, it is expected that the number of farms managed by each
Farm Production Officer will increase.
If you have a jointer it is probably a 4 or 6" wide model, or perhaps you are lucky
enough to have an 8". It would seem that the width of the jointer limits the height of
the resaw operation- if you want to joint first. With a 6" or even 4" jointer though, you
can end up with wider stock by jointing and resawing at this lesser width and then
You can face joint stock that is wider than your jointer knives with this procedure. Set
the jointer to take a light pass, say 1/32". Put...
The content of skills-based health education is a clear delineation of specific knowledge,
attitudes, and skills, including life skills, that young people will be helped to acquire so
they might adopt behaviours or create the conditions described in the objectives. Once
the content is delineated, methods are chosen that are most suitable to the content. For
example, lectures are suitable methods for helping students acquire accurate knowledge;
discussions are suitable for influencing attitudes; and role plays are suitable for developing