In the study performed by Purushotham et al. (2011) showed that about 28% of total
hardness in the study site exceeded the desirable limits at 600 mg L-1. Naturally, the water
hardness is due to the presence of alkaline earths such as calcium (Ca) and magnesium
(Mg). Excess of magnesium affects the soil quality, which results in poor crops yield. The
high concentration of magnesium and calcium can cause decrease in water quality and may
cause encrustation in the water supply structure.
To get interested consumers to your website, the site needs to be visible to surfers
using Google. Why is Google so important? The research firm Hitwise which measures
Web audiences, estimates that Google has 72% of the US search engine market,
versus 17.9 % for Yahoo. Microsoft’s two search services, MSN and Live.com,
constitute a distant third, at a combined 5.4 percent. Many website owners who track
where their visitors come from report that Google’s search engine now refers 80 to 90%
of their visitors.
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DNA-binding sites for SYCRP1, which is a regulatory protein of the
cyanobacterium Synechocystissp. PCC6803, were predicted for the whole
genome sequence by estimating changes in the binding free energy
) for SYCRP1 for those sites. The DDG
values were calculated
by summingDDGvalues derived from systematic single base-pair substitu-tion experiments (symmetrical and cooperative binding model).
Periodontitis is a chronic infection that results from the interaction of periodontopathogenic
bacteria and host inflammatory and immune responses and is the most common bacterial
infection worldwide. Estimates reveal that 10-15 % of adults have advanced periodontitis,
and periodontal disease can contribute to widespread oral health dysfunction and enhanced
susceptibility to other systemic diseases (Pussinen et al. 2007).
We hope that readers will find valuable information and interesting new
material in the chapters of it.
Since biomass means many things to so many people, it is no wonder that
original book title, Remote sensing of biomass has attracted a series of papers,
many of them very far from remote sensing topics. If there is an odd number
that can not be filed in accordance with the subject at all, the choice will be simple. check
quality of the paper and if it is good, the authors suggest that it would be better to
The scientific literature suggests that the best unit
to assess ecosystems is the 'socio-ecological system
(SES)' (Gallopin, 1991, Glaser, 2008). SES integrates
ecosystem functions and dynamics as well as
human activities and the interactions of all these.
The SES is equivalent to the SNA's institutional
unit. Considering the production of ecosystem
services, and in particular provisioning services,
SESs are more or less homogenous.
This book, which presents- standing work from leading researchers HRI includes a wide spectrum of leading
ics, is an attempt to capture and present some of the important contributions of HRI a volume. I hope that this book will bring benefits to both experts and novices and professional Vide an insight into the exciting field of HRI.
Although interior design involves creative solutions that can be
fairly subjective, a set of quantiﬁable design criteria has long
been accepted in the industry. Speciﬁcally, such criteria deter-
mine whether the design is functional and suitable for human in-
habitants. Panero and Zelnick  conducted a detailed study
on human dimensions and ergonomics, by carefully deﬁning met-
rics such as height, width, reachable-range, and visibility, which
are believed to be conducive to functional and comfortable de-
The price premium charged for competitive-market products depends on several factors
including the price of standard offer or default service, the availability of incentives to green
power marketers or suppliers, and the cost of renewable energy generation available in the
regional market. Some marketers have charged prices close to or even below the default market
price in recent years (e.g., in Texas); others have offered fixed-price products, providing
customers with protection against increasing prices for a specified period of time, usually one
The writing of second language learners of English often presents problems that are
different from those found in the writing of native English speaking students. These
include culturally conditioned rhetorical patterns that sound ‘strange’ to the native
speaker ear as well as unfamiliar grammatical errors that are simply not found in
native speaker writing.
The estimated worldwide pesticides application is about 4 million tons (Elersek and Filipic,
2011) and according to Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA) Colombia produce
16.999.216 litters of herbicides, 6.392.387 litters of insecticides, and 19.690.293 kilograms of
fungicides (ICA, 2010) during 2010.
Approximately 1.8 billion people worldwide are engaged in agriculture and it has been
estimated that up to 25 million agriculture laborers have suffered non-intentional
intoxications every year (Alavanja, 2008).
Our model identiﬁes new explanations for why large and small ﬁrms make different insurance offer
decisions; they are based on turnover rates and within-ﬁrm and between-ﬁrm heterogeneities. Large
ﬁrms tend to have greater within-ﬁrm heterogeneity than small ones, and so they are more likely to have
some employees who strongly desire health insurance and less likely to attract only workers who do not
ﬁnd health insurance attractive.
Particularly for rented apartments, key control by apartment management is an
important issue. Large jury awards have been made to victims of crimes in
apartments because of negligent key control and use of a master key.
A resident gives up some rights when they move into a multi-residential property. In
most cases, the resident, per written agreement, cannot add or replace the lock on
their door unless management is given an extra key. By doing this, the management
assumes the responsibility of and legal liability for key control.
Managing water for all is not only a question of
resource availability and money, but also a matter of
good governance. Water involves a wide range of
stakeholders at basin, municipal, regional, national
and international levels. In the absence of effective
public governance to manage interdependencies
across policy areas and between levels of
government, policymakers inevitably face obstacles to
effectively designing and implementing water reforms.
In addition, good governance and financial
sustainability are inextricably linked.
While the term “Sovereign Wealth Fund” was coined only recently, SWFs have
a more than 50-year history, with the first fund established by Kuwait in 1953.
There is no universally agreed upon definition of SWFs. The U.S. Treasury
Department narrowly defines SWFs as “a government investment vehicle which is
funded by foreign exchange assets, and which manages those assets separately from
the official reserves of the monetary authorities (the Central Bank and reserve-related
functions of the Finance Ministry).”13
The purpose of this study is to examine a current land development decision
within a one-shot decision framework. The main contributions of this study
are as follows. A private real estate investment decision model is proposed
within a one-shot decision framework, which is an innovative study on
analyzing real estate investment problems from an economic viewpoint by
using tools from the possibility theory. The analysis in this paper
demonstrates the relation between the amount of uncertainty and the
investment scale for different types of personal investors.
The extensions of the environment with the integration of sensing systems in
any space, in conjunction with ubiquitous computing are enabling the so-called Smart
Space Sensor Networks. This new generation of networks are offering full connectivity
with any object, through the Internet of Things (IoT) and/or the Web, i.e., the Web of
Things. These connectivity capabilities are making it feasible to sense the behaviours of
people at home and act accordingly. These sensing systems must be integrated within
typical elements found at home such as furniture.
Banking sector reforms have been sequenced to correspond with changing regulations of the foreign
exchange market. The government has allowed the exchange rate to gradually float (as opposed to a
“crawling” peg), and full current account convertibility has been introduced, with de facto capital
account convertibility for nonresidents, and calibrated liberalization for residents.
• Marketing requirements document (MRD). This is the busi-
ness or marketing team’s analysis of the world. The goal is to
explain what business opportunities exist and how a project
can exploit those opportunities. In some organizations, this is
a reference document to help decision makers in their think-
ing. In other organizations, it is the core of project definition
and everything that follows derives strongly from it. MRDs
help to define the “what” of a project.
• Vision/scope document.