Connecting lives

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  • Immunization Immunizations are one of the most important tools we have to protect children from a wide range of diseases, including polio, measles, mumps, rubella, influenza, tetanus, diph- theria, and pertussis. Without immunizations, a much larger number of children in North America would die each year or live with the chronic effects of these diseases. Immunization coverage can also be an indicator of access to primary health care.

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  • Connective tissue is the most abundant and widely distributed of the primary tissues, but its amount in particular organs varies. For example, skin consists primarily of connective tissue, while the brain contains very little. This chapter provides knowledge of connective tissue, indicate common characteristics of connective tissue, and list and describe its structural elements.

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  • Một nút gởi, một nút nhận, một kết nối: không cần media access control, không cần địa chỉ/e.g., dialup link, ADSL, ISDN. Một số giao thức DLC điểm - điểm: PPP( point- to- point protocol) HDLC : High level data link control .Packet framing: hỗ trợ nhiều giao thức, dồn kênh/phan kênh. Bit transparency .Error detection( không cần correction).Connection liveness

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  • Since the early 1970s, a quiet revolution – microfinance – has been sweeping the globe. Poverty can now, in part, be redefined as a lack of access to reliable, affordable financial services that enables people to build economic security and improve their lives. Microfinance, which has evolved in an array of formats, from regulated banks to Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSlAs), has made life better for millions, first through access to credit, but increasingly through savings, insurance and pension schemes as well.

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  • The traceroute command, abbreviated as trace, is an excellent utility for troubleshooting the path that a packet takes through an internetwork of routers. It can help to isolate problem links and routers along the way. The traceroute command uses ICMP packets and the error message generated by routers when the packet exceeds its Time-To-Live (TTL). The Windows version of this command is tracert.

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  • A third group of experiments explored possible differences in willingness to pay and willingness to accept. In these experiments, the choices involved valuations of everyday objects (e.g. a coffee mug). It has been suggested that observed differences are due to an asymmetry of preferences between losses and gains that might be exacerbated by age. Finally, both younger and older subjects participated in beauty contest games, in which strategic thinking plays a central role.

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  • Legal and ethical questions of control, supervision and consent in connection with such smart-home technology have in this connection played an important role for us. According to "Eldres IT-forum" (an IT-forum for the elderly) “elderly people” are those above 55 years, and they represent one fourth of the Norwegian population. The elderly are a heterogeneous group with very different needs and qualifications. Their economic capability, degree of education, their health and degree of functional ability greatly vary.

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  • Windows 8 introduces a new concept called a “connected account” that provides: • The ability to “roam” your personalization settings (for example, your Lock screen picture or your desktop background) across multiple computers Single sign-on for Windows Live services that require a Microsoft account (also known as a Windows Live ID) for authentication ® Customization note: This document contains guidance and/or step-by-step installation instructions that can be reused, customized, or deleted entirely if they do not apply to your organization’s environment or installation sce...

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  • The choices we make in our everyday lives about our homes, transport, food and the goods we buy have impacts right across the world – from Indonesian rainforests to the Antarctic. The amount we consume has a direct effect on climate change and species loss. For example, the products we consume in the UK could be flown in from half way around the world and be made...

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  • New analyses of data from a large-scale federal survey of child health and development show that children and adolescents are less likely to exhibit problems in school or at home if they live with both their biological parents and attend religious services regularly. For example, young people not living with both parents and not attending services regularly are five times more likely to have repeated a grade in school than those living with both parents and attending religious services weekly or monthly.

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  • HIV and AIDS have had a devastating impact on the world’s women. In 2008, of the 33.4 million people living with HIV worldwide, 15.7 million, nearly half, were women (UNAIDS, 2009). Grassroots women living in developing regions particularly in Africa and the Caribbean have been especially hard hit. Not only do women seem to be more vulnerable than men to HIV infection, but they also are more greatly affected by the impacts of HIV and AIDS, because of socioeconomic, cultural and political power disparities, and because they tend to absorb the vast majority of the burden of care. ...

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  • Every minute of every day, we breathe six to ten liters of air. If the air carries unhealthy levels of pollutants, those pollutants can enter our bodies and affect us in many ways. Thousands of us live where the air is often unhealthy to breathe. A large number of people are affected leading to the health impacts of air pollution being costly in the long run. Air pollution is especially harmful to the very young and old. Infants and children are at risk because their lungs are not fully developed until they are about 18 years old and because they breathe...

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  • On a regional level, a high percentage of respondents felt that social media could be an empowering tool for women, enhancing their participation in several facets of their lives, including the legal (by promoting women’s rights), economic (enhancing entrepreneurial and employment opportunities), political (increased political participation), and social (through self-expression and promoting social change) aspects (see Figure 9).

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  • Britain has benefited from that global system over a long period of time. But we cannot afford to rely on history or sentiment if we are to earn our living. We cannot take it for granted that markets will remain open to our businesses, or that our businesses will always be able to take full advantage of the opportunities that exist. Government can help.

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  • Does a clone have a soul? Darling, an astronavigational control unit and personal companion, achieves sentience and wants to know. Now, 200 years and an artificial body later, he is off in search of a dead artist, a living artwork, and the forces behind a mystery that spans the universe. Accompanied by a female assassin, he'll confront the Maker and get the answer.

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  • We, NumPy users, live in exciting times. New NumPy-related developments seem to come to our attention every week or maybe even daily. When this book was being written, NumPy Foundation of Open Code for Usable Science was created. The Numba project—NumPy-aware, dynamic Python compiler using LLVM—was announced. Also, Google added support to their Cloud product Google App Engine. In the future, we can expect improved concurrency support for clusters of GPUs and CPUs. OLAP-like queries will be possible with NumPy arrays.

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  • Questions have been raised about the social impact of widespread use of social networking sites (SNS) like Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, and Twitter. Do these technologies isolate people and truncate their relationships? Or are there benefits associated with being connected to others in this way? The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project decided to examine SNS in a survey that explored people’s overall social networks and how use of these technologies is related to trust, tolerance, social support, and community and political engagement.

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  • No government can live and flourish without having as part of its system of administration of civil affairs some permanent human force, invested with acknowledged and supreme authority, and always in a position to exercise it promptly and efficiently, in case of need, on any proper call. It must be permanent in its character. Only what is permanent will have the confidence of the people. It must always be ready to act on the instant. The unexpected is continually happening, and it is emergencies that put governments to the test. The judiciary holds this position in the United States.

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  • This book tells a story about women who attained legendary status in the annals of medicine. They were exposed prenatally to what was promoted as a benign and exciting new wonder drug prescribed to millions of American women to prevent miscarriage from the 1940s to the 1970s. This new reproductive technology—the synthetic estrogen DES — proved to be ineffective in preventing miscarriage, and in the long run it has had profound and damaging consequences for children, especially daughters of the women for whom it was prescribed (Dieckmann et al. 1953; Giusti, Iwamoto, and Hatch 1995)....

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  • Vaccine-preventable diseases are responsible for a significant proportion of the approximately 11 mil- lion deaths that occur annually among children under 5 years of age (Table 1). Yet, nowhere is the contrast between short-term disease-specific programmes and long-term developmental programmes more evident than in the area of childhood vaccination. Two contemporary vaccination strategies have received massive support from both the public and private sectors. The highest profile public health programme is the initiative to eradicate poliomyelitis.

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