Health is largely determined by our social, economic, physical and
cultural environment. Although, as we move further into the 21st
century, we can see improvements for many people, inequalities in
health and health outcomes still persist. The differences in life chances
are dramatic and there is a direct correlation between low socio-
economic status and poor health outcomes4.
Health inequalities affect both women and babies.
The IT-Grundschutz Catalogues (see [GSK]) and the BSI standards (see [BSI]) are the standard
references for IS audits. If these references do not contain information relating to the implemented
technologies you use, then other relevant regulations, laws, standards, or manufacturer
specifications apply. The use of these references is to be documented and accounted for justified.
Every IS audit team should consist of at least two IS auditors to guarantee the independence and
objectivity of the audit (”two-person rule”).
Asia whose growing share in world output is also raising the oil
demand of the world economy as a whole. Furthermore, a thin margin of spare
oil production capacity is expected to continue into 2007 despite new supplies
from both non-OPEC and OPEC countries, as existing production comes
close to its short-term capacity while some existing fields, e.g. the North Sea,
suffer from declining yields. Rising crude oil stocks, which are close to five-
year highs, will do little to dampen the oil price given the lack of spare capacity
in oil production.
Schematic of ejection timing with added MO time
Multi-Cavity Molds Especially with multi-cavity molds, it may not be possible to clear all molded pieces out of the molding area in time and some MO time will have to be added. The need for this MO time should be closely scrutinized; while it is sometimes not possible to avoid MO time, it is quite common that the setup persons add extra MO time “just to be sure” that the pieces have cleared, rather than to ensure that the ejection, including air assist, is properly adjusted and timed as intended. ...
This chapter proceeds from an ecological framework, which recognizes that multiple aspects of
an adolescent's life may affect their reproductive health experiences, including a teen's family
environment, their individual attitudes and behaviors, and peer attitudes and behaviors. In
addition, the characteristics of a teen's community, including school context, neighborhood
environment, and broader policies may affect reproductive health behaviors.
As part of the accreditation process, program information is collected from a variety of sources
including: program-specific information provided by the program director in the Program
Information Form (PIF); resident survey question responses; and information collected by field
staff (site visitors) as part of the site visit. The PIF contains questions related to the CPR and
questions related to specialty-specific requirements.
The regression results also imply that expected inflation has a substantial effect on
expected long-run real equity returns. In other words, in addition to the negative effect on stock
prices associated with its effect on expected earnings, higher expected inflation also raises long-
run required returns. Roughly speaking, a one percentage point increase in expected inflation
increases required long-run real stock returns about a percentage point; equivalently, it reduces
the current price of stocks about 20 percent.
After many years of practice as an analyst of adults and children, I
came to realize that my work was based on a principle of which
I was not consciously aware. Even though the feedback on the quality
of my work (from colleagues and the patients themselves)
was, on the whole, positive, I had had no more than a handful of
patients who saw me for more than five years.
The main contribution of this paper is that it applies a new measure for competition, called the Boone
indicator (see also Boone, 2001; Bikker and Van Leuvensteijn, 2008; Van Leuvensteijn et al., 2007).
The basic notion underlying this indicator is that in a competitive market, more efficient companies are
likely to gain market shares. Hence, the stronger the impact of efficiency on market shares is, the
stronger is competition.
At the time of the moratorium, the total outstanding balance was close to 6 bil-
lion DEM. The events that followed had a major influence on the average bond hold-
er’s psyche and risk preferences. The build-up of political tensions that led to the col-
lapse of SFRY left Serbia and Montenegro united in an effort to continue the legacy
of the previous country. However, with civil war on its borders, FRY was not setting
economic development as its top priority. By 1992, FRY was politically and econom-
Like English, Korean has different styles of speaking and writing that reflect the
genre, the setting, and the audience. A chat in a gym with a friend employs quite
different words and constructions than a news report to a national TV audience.
This chapter focuses on the use of sentence-final verb endings, whose selection is
sensitive to whether the genre is written or spoken, to whether the setting is
formal or informal, and to how close the speaker feels to the hearer.
Ch a p ter 4 Understanding Interest Rates. Interest rates are among the most closely watched variables in the economy. Their movements are reported almost daily by the news media, because they directly affect our everyday lives and have important consequences for the health of the economy.
Keywords: Screw Drive, Dynamic Model, Vibration Modes, Ritz Series.
Abstract. The ball screw drives are among the most commonly mechanisms used to provide motion in high speed machine tools. The most important factor that affects high speed positioning accuracy is the closed loop bandwidth, which in turn is affected by the structural vibration modes.
This book is titled ‘Airport design and operation’. However, the reader will not find chapters
devoted exclusively to airport design or airport operation. Airport design and airport operation are
closely related and influence each other. A poor design affects the airport operation and results in
increasing costs. On the other hand it is difficult to design the airport infrastructure without sound
knowledge of the airport operation. This is emphasized throughout the book.
It has long been acknowledged that politics and regulatory capture can play an important
role in dealing with financial institutions’ distress. The East Asia financial crisis meant a
large number of distressed and closed intermediaries in an environment with many links
between government, supervisors, politicians and financial institutions. This makes for a
good event for studying how such connections affect the resolution of financial
institutions’ distress. We investigate the occurrence of distress and closure decisions for...
Another study conducted in a kaolin refinery industry produces hazardous by-product such
as Al, Fe, and Zn. In kaolin processing, sulphuric acid is used to improve the whitening
(Jordao et al., 2002) is discharged to the river waters. This will influence the well being of
aquatic organisms that adapted well at close to neutral pH. Also, in order not to affect the
colour and whiteness of paper, impurities such as iron oxides is needed to be removed. This
can be made through the reduction of Fe(III) to Fe(II) with metallic Zn. Therefore, Zn, Fe, Al
are usually present in the discharge....
This book was first written following the tsunami in December 2004.
The massive and sudden arrival of volunteers and non-government
organisations into affected areas needed to link closely with local
and government agencies and a „tsunami‟ of meetings was set up.
Some meetings had unclear objectives, others were uncertain of the
participant list or who should initiate the assembly; yet others were
hampered by the damaged infrastructure and communicating
So this publication was produced by ...
The growth of Aquaculture and its future role as a food supplier to human society
has environmental, social and economic limitations, affecting marine ecosystems
and socio-economic scales from local to global. These are close links with human
health requirements and societal needs for various goods and services provided by
marine ecosystems. This book shows this broad spectrum of dependencies of the future
growth of aquaculture and highlights both relevant problems and expectations.
From the close of World War II until sometime in the middle of the 1960s
two grand ideals ruled the architectural profession. One was a political
faith in the vision of modernity – the meliorist belief that by affecting
social change and imposing a universal environmental order architects
could improve the human lot and repair a globe wrought by physical and
moral devastation. The second was the belief that the most efficient way to
achieve this amelioration was through technology and its application.