The root causes of the alarming health indicators in Afghanistan are poverty and the two
decades of warfare that stalled economic and social progress and led to destruction of
livelihoods and high levels of disability.
The Lao People’s Democratic Republic National
Growth and Poverty Eradication Strategy (the
equivalent of its Poverty Reduction Strategy) marks
population issues, including SRH and human
immunodeficiency virus (HIV), as national priorities,
while acknowledging limited success in previous
reproductive health initiatives. The current draft
for 2011–2015 is targeted towards achieving the
MDGs, and priority directions are less explicit
in terms of reproductive health (see Box 3).
At Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB) we have a student-
centered culture. Our excellent student support, facilities, services
and teaching methodology will help you obtain your goals.
Our campus is located right in the centre of Brussels which is home
to many international businesses as well as the NATO headquar-
ters. It is also the capital of the European Union. Needless to say
that the city is a multicultural and multilingual mix – full of surpris-
Providers should be aware of the relationship between infections that may be already present
and the risk of iatrogenic infection. For example, clients should be checked for endogenous or
sexually transmitted infections before insertions of the IUD to avoid bacteria being pushed into
the uterus. Alternatively, women selecting the IUD should be encouraged to choose a different
form of contraception if they consider themselves at risk of exposure to an STI.
But then another side of the issue comes to the fore. The landscapes that we
ordinarily know are not pristine nature, but cultivated landscapes, rural or
pastoral, with their towns and cities. Over the centuries, people have worked
out their geography with multiple kinds of industry and perception, mixing
nature and culture in diverse ways, no doubt some better, some worse. But
who is to say that a science-based appreciation is the only right one?
as seen by science is just the way we Westerners currently 'constitute' our
world—so the phenomenologists may say.
The modern organic movement began in Europe around the 1920s, when a group of farmers
and consumers sought an alternative to the industrialisation of agriculture. Of key importance
to these farmers and consumers was caring for the soil and natural processes upon which
agriculture depends, including not using inputs such as artificial fertilisers and synthetic
chemicals. A leading figure at the time was the Austrian thinker, Rudolf Steiner, whose ideas
led to a system of cultivation known as biodynamic.
In under-sampling, instead of using all observations of the majority class to train the
model, only a random subset of the majority class is used in addition to the minority class.
Training samples of the majority class are randomly eliminated until the ratio of the
majority and minority classes reach a preset value, usually close to 1. A disadvantage of
under-sampling is that it reduces the data available for training.
Globally, we are utilizing government benchmarking
programs to measure performance and comply with local
and federal regulations and disclosure requirements. these
include programs such as EnERGy staR in the u.s.,
Energy performance Certificates (EpCs) across Europe, the
national australian built Environment Rating system
(nabERs), and the Comprehensive assessment system for
built Environment Efficiency (CasbEE) in Japan.
Having ranked countries by their relative macroeconomic performance during the recent
crisis, we explore possible explanations for this cross-economy variation. Table 2
summarises four categories of variables measuring: banking system structure, trade
openness, financial openness, and monetary and fiscal policy frameworks. Except where
otherwise noted, all of these variables are measured at the end of 2007. We also consider
the policy response to the crisis, looking at measures such as monetary policy easing, fiscal
stimulus and bank bailouts.
Continued neglect of the mental health needs of children and adolescents is unacceptable and must stop. WHO is ready
to provide the support that can facilitate services development in both developing and developed countries. In partnership
with other institutions and organizations, WHO will be part of the future efforts for improved services for children and
The structure and dynamics of proteins and enzymatic activity
is intrinsically linked to the strength and positions of hydrogen
bonds in the system. A hydrogen bond results from an attractive
force between an electronegative atom and a hydrogen
atom. The hydrogen is attached to a strongly electronegative
heteroatom, such as oxygen or nitrogen, termed the hydrogen-
bond donor. This electronegative atom decentralizes
the electron cloud around the hydrogen nucleus, leaving the
hydrogen atom with a positive partial charge.
As part of the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act
(HEA), you asked us to review the status of the Direct Loan Program by
answering the following questions: (1) To what extent have schools
participated in the Direct Loan Program? (2) What factors influenced
schools’ decision to participate in the Direct Loan Program, and if
applicable, what factors influenced schools’ decision to stop participating?
(3) What steps has FSA taken to increase the user-friendliness of the
Direct Loan Program for schools and students?...
This edition of Instruments of the Money Market contains two chapters on subjects that were not included in
the sixth edition: over-the-counter interest rate derivatives and clearing and settling in the money market. All
of the other chapters have been either completely rewritten or thoroughly revised to reflect developments in
All but three of the authors of the chapters in this edition were at the Federal Reserve Bank of
Richmond when they wrote their chapters. Stephen A. Lumpkin is an economist at the Board of Governors
of the Federal Reserve...
Broadly speaking, you can deduct from your turnover all the costs you incur
for the sole purpose of earning business profits. But you cannot deduct costs
which you incur for a non-business purpose, such as your own personal
expenses or drawings. And you cannot deduct capital costs, that is, the cost
of buying fixed assets or intangibles, such as goodwill, which last for several
years (or losses you suffer when you sell them). But you may be able to
claim capital allowances (see page 8) for these capital costs.
A further barrier to pension funds‟ investment in green projects is their lack of knowledge and
experience not only with „green‟ projects, but with infrastructure investments in general (which green
projects are often a subsector of) and the financing vehicles involved (such as private equity funds or
Danny and Heather have asked -- not demanded, asked! -- that I consider publishing books
under a NoDerivs license, so that I can consult with them before I authorize translations
of my books. They want to be able to talk to potential foreign publishers about how this
stuff works, to give me time to talk with them, to ease them into the idea, and to have the
kind of extended conversation that helped me lead Tor into their decision all those years
And I agreed. Free/open culture is something publishers need to be led to, not forced into.
We need to understand our impacts on the natural world in the fight against species loss and
climate change. We need to change our patterns of consumption to combat climate change,
conserve the Amazon rainforest and protect our oceans. We must become active citizens and
conscious consumers, aware of the consequences of our actions and the purchases we make....
Drawing for animation is not just copying a model onto paper; you could do that better
with a camera. Drawing for animation is translating an action into drawing form so an
audience can retranslate those drawings back into an experience of that action. You don’t
just want to show the audience an action for them to look at it. You want to visualize an
action for them to see – that is, to experience. That way you have them in your grasp,
your power, and then the story can go on and the audience goes on with it, because they...
this document is the result of a collaborative process
between the Health authorities in Somalia and the UN
agencies – UNFPa, WHo and UNiceF, to define the
way ahead for reproductive Health in Somalia. the
process was assisted with finance and support by DFiD
and the ec.
We would like to acknowledge the contributions of the
2 key consultant authors Dr ingvil Sorbye and Dr Bailah
To illustrate why the ring-fencing of market making activities would be that detrimental an example
can be provided: Since the Liikanen Report does not recommend including underwriting within the
ring-fence, commercial banks could still engage in these activities. Nevertheless, if these banks were
to go to the secondary market to place these securities, then this activity would be considered as
market making and therefore would be included in the ring-fencing scope.