Crystal growth is an important process, which forms the basis for a wide variety of natural phenomena and engineering developments. This book provides a unique opportunity for a reader to gain knowledge about various aspects of crystal growth from advanced inorganic materials to inorganic/organic composites, it unravels some problems of molecular crystallizations and shows advances in growth of pharmaceutical crystals, it tells about biomineralization of mollusks and cryoprotection of living cells, it gives a chance to learn about statistics of chiral asymmetry in crystal structure....
While prominence in health policy greatly affects the size of the PHI market – in terms of
population coverage, contribution to health financing or scope of government interventions – there is no
necessary link between the three factors. There are sizeable PHI markets in a range of health systems with
diverse mixes of public and private financing. The size of PHI markets may also result from consumer
demand for better choice and more comprehensive cover, even where there is little stimulation through
But how far should the public sector go in defining the terms of maturity transformation?. It
would be reassuring to imagine that underlying saving and investment propensities of the
private sector define the real interest rate in normal times. Keynes threw some doubt on this
classical view. In addition, the fact is that government policies nowadays dominate the terms
of maturity transformation in modern economies. Very large government debt defines the
The current report summarises the outcomes of all of the tasks, and gives an outline of the
This report is divided into six chapters. Chapter 2 describes the methodological approach of the
FORVALUE Study, and chapters 3 to 6 present the main results of the study. Chapter 3 is dedicated to
the identification, characterization and classification of forest goods and services. It also identifies
and briefly describes the main user groups, forest owners and access to forest goods and services.
Global warming and changes in climate have already had observed impacts on natural
ecosystems and species. Natural systems such as wetlands, mangroves, coral reefs, cloud
forests, Arctic and high latitude ecosystems are especially vulnerable to climate‐induced
disturbances. Enhanced protection and management of biological resources and habitats can
mitigate impacts and contribute to solutions as nations and communities strive to adapt to
climate change. Biodiversity is the foundation and mainstay of agriculture, forests, and fisheries.
We would like to know whether you feel there are areas that we should review,
and whether you think a statutory insurance code is desirable. In Part 4 of this
paper we have asked you to list those areas you think we should review, and to
rank them in order of importance. Your responses will be considered by the
Commissioners before they determine the scope of this project in the light of the
resources available to us.
Communities can play a lead role in assessing and reducing community-level advertising and
marketing of unhealthy foods. Important lessons regarding community-based research and
advocacy to address marketing of unhealthy products can be borrowed from the alcohol and
tobacco control movements. Community-based efforts to decrease excessive advertising and
availability of alcohol and tobacco products, particularly in low-income communities, provide a
useful case study in how communities can influence marketing practices. ...
Between transposition of the Directive and the implementation of their passport, non-EU AIFMs may manage EU AIFs if permitted by national regimes in the EU. They may use national PPRs for marketing to EU investors, subject to additional conditions.
Between the implementation of the passport for non-EU AIFMs and the withdrawal of national PPRs in the EU, non-EU AIFMs3 may be allowed to register under the Directive via the Member State of reference procedure to manage EU AIFs and to market AIFs (EU and non-EU) in the EU under the passport. They may also choose to continue to market AIFs in...
encourages opposition to what some have feared and others have celebrated as “the end of
theory.” Charles Nelson’s essay grows out of years of teaching critical theory in a literature
department and interdisciplinary team teaching with Caviness at Tufts, as well as more
recent collaboration with her in research and writing.
Shares of the Fund are offered for sale on a continuous
basis and may be purchased or redeemed on any
Valuation Date at the NAV per share of a particular
series. The NAV per share of a series for the purposes
of subscription or redemption is computed by dividing
the NAV of the Fund attributable to the series (that is,
the total fair value of the assets attributable to the
series less the liabilities attributable to the series) by
the total number of shares of the series of the Fund
outstanding at such time.
Active database systems require facilities to specify triggers
that fire when specified events occur. We propose a language
for specifying composite events as eveti expressions, formed
using event operators and events (primitive or composite). An
event expression maps an event history to anothe-r event history
that contains only the events at which the event expression is
“satisfied” and at which the trigger should 6re. We present
several examples illustrating how quite complex event
specifications are possible using event expressions.
Cities are engines of growth and they will be
critical to our economic recovery. The Coalition
Government is taking tough and decisive action to
equip Britain for long-term success by restoring
health to the public inances and conidence in
the economy through a balanced approach led
by private sector growth. But this growth will not
occur in the abstract. It will be created in individual
places where people and businesses work, trade
This article discusses how the flux of cultural productions between centre and periphery works,
taking as an example the field of music production in France and Brazil in the 1920s. The life
trajectories of Jean Cocteau, French poet and painter, and Heitor Villa-Lobos, a Brazilian composer,
are taken as the main reference points for the discussion.
Understanding of the transport and attenuation of chemicals in the subsurface is fundamental
to effective management of risks posed by chemicals and their possible impact on
groundwater resources. A risk assessment approach to groundwater protection incorporates
the three-stage combination of source, pathway and receptor. All three must be considered
and understood to arrive at a balanced view of the risks to health of groundwater users.
Informed consideration of the pathway, which in the context of this monograph means
transport through the groundwater system, is vital.
A control system should be developed to ensure adequate safeguards to prevent loss, damage, or theft of
property. A physical inventory of the property should be taken at least once every two years. The results
of the inventory should be reconciled with the property records and any discrepancies should be
investigated. In addition, maintenance procedures should be developed to keep the property in good
Fixed assets should be recorded at cost. Donated assets should be recorded at fair market value at the
time of donation.
The Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda has played a critical role in bringing together three
powerful networks to examine the impact of air pollution from coal-fired power plants upon the African
American community. The Black Leadership Forum, the Southern Organizing Committee for
Economic and Social Justice and Clear the Air share a keen interest in promoting responsible
public policies protective of human health and the environment.
The prediction of transcription factor binding sites
in genomic sequences is in principle very useful to
identify upstream regulatory factors. However,
when applying this concept to genomes of multi-
cellular organisms such as mammals, one has to
deal with a large number of false positive predic-
tions since many transcription factor genes are
only expressed in specific tissues or cell types.
One of the key decisions in achieving successful freezing of tissue-engineered products is
the choice of cryoprotectant. Cryoprotectants minimize damage caused by ice crystal
formation and should induce an amorphous state, rather than ice crystals during the cooling
and warming phases. Although the use of cryoprotectants is mandatory, currently available
reagents are cytotoxic to some extent. Since tissue-engineered products are larger than
isolated cells, longer incubation times with cryoprotectant are necessary which may result in
a lower survival rate.
By the close of official activities, the project had already contributed notably towards
increasing the productivity of livestock in the RCA countries, largely by increasing the
production of milk and meat. This, in turn, enhanced the incomes of the participating farmers.
In addition, due to the establishment of close coordination between this project, national
projects and coordinated research programmes, several laboratories have received
complementary assistance for upgrading their facilities and for consolidating their
experimentation capabilities in the field.