Environmental challenges act as a spur to invention and innovation. R&D will continue to be important
as companies and investors seek disruptive technology solutions that can change the economics of,
and rewards from, new environmental products or processes. Significant private and public funds have
already been established, many of which are still investing despite the current economic slowdown.
The short‐term challenge is to ensure that these funds continue to flow and to sustain future growth.
On the other hand, PHI does not play as significant a role as might be expected in some other
countries without universal public coverage or where there are significant out-of-pocket payments. For
example, while the Korean National Health Insurance system pays 44% of total health cost, a significant
degree of out-of-pocket expenditure remains (41%).
The vision of SLTHP is to provide a healthcare system with equitable access and quality services in
both rural and urban areas. The plan targets the most vulnerable and under-privileged groups of the
community to promote essential health care services (EHCS). These are the priority public health
measures and are essential clinical and curative services for the appropriate treatment of common
The Tenth Plan focuses primarily on reducing the magnitude of poverty.
Focusing on women, girls, and gender equality: A core objective of GHI is to improve health outcomes among
women and girls, both for their own sake and because of the centrality of women to the health of their families and
communities. Over the long term, improving the health of women enhances their productivity and social and eco-
nomic participation. Improving women’s health also benefits, now and in the future, the social and economic develop-
ment of families, communities and nations.
For accounts with managed rates, we can make rate changes immediately if the change is of benefit to you.
For accounts with managed rates where the account is a fixed term deposit or denominated in US dollars or another non
European Economic Area (EEA) currency, we will personally notify you at least 30 days before making a change to the rate
which is not favourable to you.
For accounts with managed rates where the account is denominated in sterling, euros or another EEA currency or is not
a fixed term deposit, we will personally notify you at least 2 months before...
From 2002 to 2007, remittances to developing
countries increased by 107 per cent (table 3). Much
of this increase occurred in low- and middle-income
countries. In 2005 it was estimated that
approximately 500 million people (8 per cent of the
world’s population) were benefiting from remittances.
Latin America and the Caribbean, East Asia and the
Pacific, and South Asia obtain the largest shares of
international remittances. According to 2007
estimates, these regions received, respectively,
25, 24 and 18 per cent of all official international
remittances to developing countries.
Some genres have specific stylistic characteristics or employ techniques that are a key way of
generating suspense or fear. Point-of-view is one of the principal techniques of the horror genre
(for example, the sequence of the serial killer stalking Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs in Lesson
1). This extract from Halloween is one of the most famous examples of the use of point-of-view in
film with the movie beginning with the point-of-view of an anonymous murderer as he stalks and
kills a victim and then the camera draws back at the end of the scene to deliver...
We then conducted more detailed analyses, using a series of regression models
that allowed us to study the relationship between initial Spanish literacy and third- and
fourth-grade English literacy, controlling for factors that might influence the relationship
other than transfer of skills from the first to the second language.
Professional investors often explicitly or implicitly claim to understand the
fundamentals of finance theory. They may, for example, base allocation decisions on
historical returns, volatility, correlations of returns across funds or asset classes,
investment fees, industry outlooks, or various other financial metrics. Most 401(k)
participants do not have access to much of that information or are poorly equipped
to benefit from it. They may be guided by recent historical returns, which are
typically readily available and understood, even if incorrectly so.
As well as our work with firms we are also working to improve consumers’
understanding of PPI to strengthen their role in this market and help them shop around
when buying it. Earlier this year we ran a campaign to encourage consumers to access
and use insurance information, including information on PPI, on our Moneymadeclear
. We continue to receive around 1,000 visits to our PPI web pages each month.
We are extending our suite of online comparative tables to include PPI to help
customers compare products and shop around.
Nitrogen, found in commercial fertilizers and manure, is applied in many different chemical forms. Bacteria can
convert all of them to nitrate, a form of nitrogen that can be taken up by plant roots. Nitrate is very soluble in
water and is easily carried from farm fields into streams and rivers. Perforated pipes called tiles, which farmers
bury under their fields to manage water drainage in an effort to maximize crop production, make the situation
The law school’s financial aid office will review your
application and calculate your eligibility for the various
forms of financial aid from all sources. It is important to
carefully review your package and to understand the
terms and conditions of all aid offered to you. All
applicants for federal student loans must complete the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you
plan on attending law school on or after July 1, you can
apply for federal financial aid through the FAFSA form
after January 1 of the same calendar year.
Individuals and businesses desire a certain quality from a GI service for which they are willing to
pay a certain amount of money. If that GI service fails to meet the expectations in terms of quality and
price, the service requestor is likely to patronize another provider. The availability of gradually
differentiated quality versions of a GI service offered by a provider as a GI service product line
enforces the user to self-select the price-quality combination that satisfies her or his needs.
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A materialized view (MV) is a more complex physical design
structure than an index since a materialized view may be defined
over multiple tables, and can involve selection, projection, join
and group by. This richness of structure of MVs makes the
problem of selecting materialized views significantly more
complex than that of index selection. First, for a given query (and
hence workload) the space of materialized views that must be
considered is much larger than the space of indexes. For example,
MVs on any subset of tables referenced in the query may be
Automatic Locking Oracle locking is performed automatically and requires no user
action. Implicit locking occurs for SQL statements as necessary, depending on the
action requested. Oracle’s lock manager automatically locks table data at the row level.
By locking table data at the row level, contention for the same data is minimized.
Oracle’s lock manager maintains several different types of row locks, depending on
what type of operation established the lock. The two general types of locks are
exclusive locks and share locks.
Interview results support the idea that the executive director plays
a central role of in an organization’s operations and effective
governance. In the organizations interviewed, all had self-defined
successful relationships between the executive director and board
of directors—partly because the executive director actively
participated in board matters. The caveat is that executive directors
were strategic in their areas of involvement and, more importantly,
how they got involved (i.e.
the Quebec city region’s reputation as a digital arts and interactive entertainment development
hub has long crossed international boundaries. From cellphones to iMaX screens, producing
multi-screen and multi-platform content is a source of excitement for local creators, who are
experts in the art of entertainment.
Although the livestock sector has a significant contribution to the national economy,
production per animal is extremely low. The average lactation milk production of the
indigenous cows ranges from 494–850 kg under optimum management (EARO 1999;
Haile et al. 2009a). The trend is similar to beef production. It is indicated that crosses of
Ethiopian Boran with Hereford, Aberdeen or Charolais had 20–30% higher body weight
than the pure Ethiopian Boran (EARO 1999).
Despite important problems and deficits concerning the current content of the Directive and namely
of its implementation in practice (which are detailed below), the institutes and requirements
established by the Directive can be considered as some of the most efficient horizontal measures of
environmental protection in existence in Europe. The EIA procedure is in keeping with the polluter
pays principle and aims to reduce pressure on the environment. This leads ultimately to social and
economic costs for society being reduced....