Assessing conventional

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  • Agricultural biotechnology offers great promise for Africa and tissue culture and marker-assisted selection are already in widespread use across the continent. However, the safe application of these technologies requires functioning biosafety systems. The report focuses on the special issues related to biosafety in Africa.Crops can be improved by conventional breeding, by tissue culture and by marker-aided selection. But for many improvements - such as drought and salinity tolerance - GM technology is going to be essential.

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  • This book compiles chapters written by researchers who focus on the development and application of risk assessment approaches in various subjects of hydrology, water quality, human health, and industrial designing. Risk assessment is a critical component in the evaluation and protection of natural or anthropogenic systems. Conventionally, risk assessment is involved with some essential

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  • Who wants to be an average investor? We all dream of beating the market and being super investors, and we spend an inordinate amount of time and resources in this endeavor. Consequently, we are easy prey for the magic bullets and the secret formulas offered by salespeople pushing their wares. In spite of our best efforts, though, most of us fail in our attempts to be more than average. Nonetheless, we keep trying, hoping that we can be more like the investing legends—another Warren Buffett, George Soros, or Peter Lynch.

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  • Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights states: 'No one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment' and is one of its most important provisions. This is borne out by the fact that-along with Articles 2, 4(1) and 4(7)-it is a rule from which no derogation is allowed, not even in times of war or other public emergencies threatening the existence of a Contracting State (see Article 15(2)). By the same token, it is also one of the most difficult norms of the Convention to...

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  • Ecohealth represents a new way of understanding and improving health as an outcome of complex relationships among changing social and ecological forces. Yet, as is apparent from this manual, Ecohealth practitioners draw on many conventional investigative techniques, skill sets, and scholarly disciplines. What, then, makes Ecohealth different from conventional research and practise? In brief, what is different is how we see the world, and therefore how we interpret and use the information we have....

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  • Our goal is to provide food for thought rather than an off-the-shelf solution. Many of the outside practices we explore are somewhat distant from conventional thinking. We are aware that some of our ideas will be controversial. We therefore do not necessarily speak of them as “recommendations.

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  • AN ASSESSMENT OF SPATIAL DIFFERENTIATION IN VIETNAM’S SOCIAL-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 1990-2000 There can be multiple equilibria, however, and the allocation of effective schools is not uniquely determined by the model’s parameters. Conventional comparative statics analysis is not meaningful when equilibrium is non-unique, as the parental valuation parameter affects the set of possible equilibria rather than altering a particular equilibrium.

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  • Soon after our fi rst meeting in real life, Amy Jo let me know she was venturing out on her own. She decided to name her new company Digital Royalty, right around the time that my own book, Delivering Happiness, was about to come out. As we got to know each other better, we both realized that enlisting Digital Royalty’s help for the book launch would be the perfect complement to our twenty-three-city nationwide book bus tour around the country in 2010.

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  • At first glance, the cinema would seem to be remote from the undercover world of the surreptitious observation of an unknowing and unwilling victim. What is seen of the screen is so manifestly shown. But the mass of mainstream film, and the conventions within which it has consciously evolved, portray a hermetically sealed world which unwinds magically, indifferent to the presence of the audience, producing for them a sense of separation and playing on their voyeuristic phantasy.

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  • All rights reserved under the Pan-American and International Copyright Conventions. This book is available for sale through the official website. If you have purchased it through another source, please report this with an email to the address below. Back to Incomplete Published 2011: Cape Town, South Africa www.backtoincomplete.blogspot.com Contact: backtoincomplete@gmail.com Facebook: Back to Incomplete Twitter: back2incomplete .

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  • The systematic review search process identified 162 relevant articles published, with an English abstract, in peer-reviewed journals since 1st January 1958 until 29th February 2008. A total of 3558 comparisons of content of nutrients and other substances in organically and conventionally produced foodstuffs were extracted for analysis.

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  • Given the large and increasing demand for organic foodstuffs in the UK and elsewhere, an up-to-date objective independent statement on the nutrient and other nutritionally relevant substance composition of organically and conventionally produced foodstuffs is needed for both public policy and consumer advice. The aim of this report is to systematically review and compare the composition of organically and conventionally produced foodstuffs, focusing only on nutrients and other nutritionally relevant substances (nutrients and other substances).

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  • Commodity-level analysis illustrates the size of opportunities and the importance of technology. In many African countries with large amounts of suitable but currently uncultivated land, transfers of technology could pro- vide large benefits to local populations. To reduce risks and increase benefits, greater effort will be needed to identify local comparative advantage, assess the technical viability of proposed investments, improve weak institutional frameworks for land governance, and level the playing field for smallholder competitiveness.

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  • The acts of lawlessness committed on September 11, 2001 were swiftly followed by a ‘war on terror’. This book sets out the essential features of the international legal framework against which the 9/11 attacks and the lawfulness of measures taken in response thereto fall to be assessed. It addresses, in an accessible manner, the relevant law in relation to: ‘terrorism’, questions as to ‘responsibility’ for it, the criminal law frame- work, lawfulconstraints on the use of force, the humanitarian law that governs in armed conflict, and international human rights law.

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  • The National Institute on Aging’s “Assets and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest-Old (AHEAD) Survey” from 1993 is used to provide demographic and housing preference information (e.g., assisted living, shared housing, conventional housing) on seniors over 70 years of age.

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  • Several overarching themes emerged from interviews with stakeholders in the six case-study states regarding issues both internal and external to incentive programs that encourage and discourage the adoption of small-scale renewable energy technologies in their respective states. First, external factors will be discussed; illuminating the backdrop against which these incentive programs operate is important in understanding and assessing program performance.

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  • The gross production / consumption loss: The costs of additional mortality cases are assessed according to the loss in income / production or the loss of consumption. This valuation concept - sometimes refered as discounted future earnings - is based on the loss resulting from a premature death for the economy as a whole. It is a concept based on the general society, without regarding the individual difference in valuing lower or higher risks of mortality or fatal accidents.

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  • The last edition of the report came out soon after the onset of the global financial crisis, leaving out little scope for incorporating a detailed analysis of its impact on the media industry. We have tried to more than compensate for that in the present edition, providing a much more focused assessment of the media industry against the backdrop of the financial meltdown. The impact of the crisis, needless to say, varies from country to country, depending on the extent to which each market is exposed to global markets.

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  • The sensitivity of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) makes it a potential diagnostic test for detection of M. tuberculosis in samples with low bacillary load. Aim: To assess the efficiency of PCR as compared to routine diagnostics in detection of M. tuberculosis from sputum samples of suspects referred to a tuberculosis clinic and those identified during a morbidity survey. Methods: Respiratory samples (sputum with or without saliva) from 144 individuals were examined by PCR, using MPB64 primers, culture and microscopy.

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  • Ongoing data collection is required to assess the nation’s progress toward Healthy People 2020 COPD objectives which includes: (1) Reduce activity limitations among adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); (2) Reduce deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among adults; (3) Reduce hospitalizations for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); and  (4) (Developmental) Increase the proportion of adults with abnormal lung function whose underlying obstructive disease has been diagnosed.

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