Most crop insurance policies are either production-based or revenue-
based. For production-based policies, a farmer can receive a payment if
there is a production loss relative to the farmer’s historical production per
acre. Revenue-based policies protect against crop revenue loss resulting
from declines in production, price, or both.
I highly recommend this chapter to all radiologists involved in the management of
abdominal trauma patients and to trauma surgeons and intensive care physicians.
Anesthesia is a medical treatment which leads human body to abnormal condition.
This means that anesthetic management is always accompanied by risks of accidental
events, and "vigilance" is considered as the most important duty of anesthesiologists.
Creating markets for SME business development services does not mean relying exclusively on ‘for
profit’ support. Rather, it means recognising that intervention may be justified when it helps to articulate
SME needs more clearly, so that a clear demand for certain services is created which markets can provide.
It also requires ensuring that commercial suppliers of support are equipped to deal with that demand.
The Reschovsky and Staiti study  interviewed both
patients and physicians, and provides considerable
insight regarding differences in physical accessibility
across the urban-rural continuum. The nationally representative
survey was fielded in urban, suburban, and
remote rural regions. Persons in remote rural regions had
significantly longer travel times to see physicians and specialists
than persons in metropolitan areas (2 minutes
longer to see a physician and 34 minutes longer to see a
Remote Control Transmitter: (refer to the schematics and block diagram on p.31 as needed)
When the levers in the Remote Control Unit are pushed electrical contacts are made connecting the 9V battery
power to the transmitter and indicating which commands the user wants sent to the car. Forwards/Backwards
and Left/Right commands are controlled by different levers and use different sets of electrical contacts that are
used to encode a sequence of electrical pulses; the number of pulses depends on which command is being
The most signiﬁcant audience for which Hollywood failed to
cater in the immediate post-war decades, and which created the basis
for some of the most important strains of independent production,
was the youth audience. Hollywood was very slow to respond to
demographic and other social changes during the 1950s and 1960s
that created a large audience receptive to material targeted at teenage
The second section of the book collects studies on pathophysiology of ischemic
damage. This is an area where our knowledge has greatly advanced in the past
decade, mainly due to the study of novel pathways of damage and of novel techniques
to investigate them. Better knowledge of how brain tissue becomes damaged in stroke
will hopefully lay the foundation for better therapies, be them recanalization (like
thrombolysis) or neuroprotection (like hypothermia).
Physical and health risks are very high among the aged. The precise implications of
population aging for future levels of health and health care utilisation depend on whether the
increases in life expectancy experienced in general are accompanied by an increase or
decrease in health problems in later life (Gruenberg, 1977; Kramer, 1980; Manton, 1982).
Studies in the West show that fast decline in the mortality in the old population is creating a
nightmare with high incidence of morbidity (Hainess, 1995).
Carbon monoxide is a clear, odourless gas produced by the incomplete combustion of
organic compounds. It reduces the blood’s capacity to carry oxygen. CO combines
selectively with haemoglobin (the oxygen transport protein in red blood cells) to form
carboxyhaemoglobin. CO impairs perception and judgment at low levels. Effects worsen
as CO levels rise, leading ultimately to convulsions and coma at high concentrations.
The CO provisions of the ambient air NEPM are based on evidence that a
carboxyhaemoglobin threshold of 2.
Another service is the grading of products by recognized standards of quality. Grading helps
farmers get fair prices for their products. It also permits commercial buyers to make purchases of
such products as milk, butter, eggs, and meat on a basis of quality and price.
Wholesaling and retailing, two essential services, are performed on the widest scale possible.
They reach every community.
The major symptom of the acute form of the disease is severe anaemia.
However, in camels the disease due to T. evansi is usually chronic. This is
typically shown in slow weight loss, intermittent high fever, general
muscular weakness, especially in hind quarters, pale mucous membranes
and collection of fluid, especially in the abdominal region. Packed cell
volumes of blood plasma are usually 18-20% in infected animals compared
to an average of 30% (range 24-42%) in healthy ones.
By far the most important for the present publication,
in terms of the quantity mined and potential impact
on the environment, are phosphate and potash.
The production of phosphorous and potassium min-
eral fertilizers relies essentially on the mining of
mineral concentrations, in the form of ore deposits
from the earth's crust. Nitrogen mineral fertilizers, on
the other hand, are almost entirely based on ammonia
manufactured from the abundant source of atmos-
pheric nitrogen, water and energy.
The speculum should be carefully positioned so the entire cervix is seen. If excess
mucus or other secretions obscure the cervix, they should be gently removed using a
proctoswab without disturbing the epithelium. Small amounts of blood will not interfere
with cytologic evaluation, but large amounts, as occurs during menses, preclude
cytologic interpretation by conventional Pap smear. This is considerably less of a
problem when liquid based cytology is used.
As with the national association segment, seasonality is another positive feature of the
international association segment. These congresses tend to avoid the summer months when
leisure tourism is at its peak, looking instead to the Spring and Autumn periods. There are a
large group of conferences that need to be run during the academic vacation period but
organisers of these events will look for destinations that have a lower hotel occupancy in the
July/August period and, indeed, from mid-June to the end of September.
And although the marketing function masquerades
under many names within nonprofit organizations—
Communications, Advancement, External Affairs,
Public Relations, or Brand Management — the primary
objectives are pretty much the same: to define and
then defend an organization’s position, and move it
closer to success in its mission.
In May 2002 the Swedish National Road Administration published the report ”Bilpooler –
nyckeln till flexibelt resande” ("Car-sharing - the key to combined mobility"). Much has
happened since then, the development of car-sharing in Sweden having accelerated. Yet lack
of knowledge regarding car-sharing is still a major factor hindering its establishment and
expansion. The present report can be seen as complementing this earlier publication through
presenting new documents and describing recent developments.
A common approach to estimating node positions is direct mea-
surement or triangulation against landmarks in the immediate one-
hop vicinity. Active Badge  relies on the closest infrared re-
ceiver to locate specialized beacons carried by tracked assets. RADAR 
relies on a centralized database of signal ﬁngerprints from land-
marks obtained at all locations and orientations to localize a node.
Lorincz andWelsh  propose a similar RF ﬁngerprint-based node
localization technique that relies on strength signatures and a dis-
The ongoing post-financial crisis correction continues to weigh heavily on
economic activity and employment in the EU. In the first half of 2012,
domestic demand has continued to contract while the global economy has
also slowed down, and consumers as well as firms have become more
pessimistic about the near-term perspectives. The EU economy has dipped
back into contraction in the second quarter with further weakness expected in
the second half of the year. Unemployment has risen and cross-country
divergences have widened. Yet, compared with the...
As distiller grains undergo heating to produce the dried product, concern exists over amino acid
digestibility especially for heating of lysine in the presence of sugars. Indeed the limited
literature citations indicate poorer availability of lysine. Combs and Bossard (1969) found lysine
availability to range from 71-93% by chick growth assay. Parsons et al (1983) found slightly
lower availability of 66% by chick growth assay. Lysine digestibility with roosters was found to
be 82%. Other sources also assign a low digestibility to DDGS.
Even though actual stock returns do not verify Assumption 1, it is an acceptable ﬁrst-cut
approximation. This means that we abstract from lead-lag eﬀects (Lo and MacKinlay, 1990),
nonsynchronous trading (Shanken, 1987), and autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity
(Bollerslev, Engle and Woooldridge, 1988). Note that most of the current estimators for the
covariance matrix of stock returns also use this assumption. Future research will be devoted
to relaxing it.