The possibility of financial incentives has also been raised as a potential way of increasing
levels of deceased organ donation: for example by the NHS offering to meet funeral expenses
for those who sign up in advance to the Organ Donor Register (ODR) and subsequently
become organ donors.
Reproductive rights advocates have been put in a particularly challenging position because
public debate about ART has been dominated by abortion politics. The Religious Right has
succeeded in centralizing the discussion on the moral status of the embryo, obscuring a broader
set of issues. Put in a defensive position, the reproductive rights movement has, until recently,
not had the opportunity to grapple internally with the complexities of ART use, and has tended to
fall back on traditional models of individual autonomy and choice.
With increasing numbers of U.S.
Similar MHC class II polymorphisms and T cell dysfunc-
tions have been implicated in lupus,[127,128] and lower
levels of free tryptophan and MHC II protein over
expression is also linked to autoimmune attack on beta
cells in Type I diabetes (IDDM) . Over expression of
the MHC II following failure to select against self-reactive
T-cells is also a useful model for rheumatoid arthritis,
Graves disease, and Hashimoto's thyroiditis, in which T-
cells react to proteins produced in the body, failing to dis-
criminate them from invading organisms .
He reports that seniors rely on interpersonal sources together with internally-
produced print materials for their information needs regarding participation in community clubs and
organizations. Seniors sought printed resources for hobby-related information seeking. For answers to
medical and financial questions, they tended to look primarily to interpersonal sources. Interpersonal
sources include physicians and pharmacists, other professionals, family members and friends.
India is a signatory to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property and the
Patent Co-operation Treaty, and it extends reciprocal property arrangements to all countries
party to the convention. The convention makes India eligible for the Trademark Law Treaty and
the Madrid Agreement on Trademarks. The country also participates in the Bern Convention on
Copyrights, the Washington Treaty on Layout of Integrated Circuits, the Budapest Treaty on
Deposit of Micro-organisms and the Lisbon Treaty on Geographical Indicators.
Ducks do not require elaborate houses. The house should be well ventilated, dry
and rat proof. The roof may be of shed type, gable or half round. It may have solid or
wire floors. The wire floors are not popular with breeders.
Under semi-intensive system the house should have easy access to outside run as
the ducks prefer to be outdoors during the day time and even during winter or rains.
Generally the proportion of night shelter to outside run is 1/4:3/4. The run should gently
slope away from the houses to provide drainage. Normally a continuous water channel...
Different types of cancer can behave very differently. For example, lung cancer and
breast cancer are very different diseases. They grow at different rates and respond to
different treatments. That is why people with cancer need treatment that is aimed at their
own kind of cancer.
Not all tumors are cancerous. Tumors that aren't cancer are called benign (be-nine).
Benign tumors can cause problems-- they can grow very large and press on healthy
organs and tissues. But they cannot grow into other tissues.
The authors, Gary Stoneburner, from NIST and Alice Goguen and Alexis Feringa from Booz Allen Hamilton wish to express their thanks to their colleagues at both organizations who reviewed drafts of this document. In particular, Timothy Grance, Marianne Swanson, and Joan Hash from NIST and Debra L. Banning, Jeffrey Confer, Randall K. Ewell, and Waseem Mamlouk from Booz Allen provided valuable insights that contributed substantially to the technical content of this document.
While important progress on the MDGs has been made, it has been uneven between and within countries. Gender
disparities remain manifested in many sectors with progress differing by region and country. The growing number and
diversity of actors, approaches and flows in development cooperation in recent years have also significantly impacted
progress on the MDGs and other IADGs.
Economists have long advocated pollution taxes as a policy to improve water quality.
One of the reasons water effluent taxes are embraced by economists interested in market-based
policies is that sources of water pollution are varied and difficult to assess individually in terms
of control costs. In principle, taxes overcome this problem. With a price—the tax—applied to
pollution emissions, firms compare the price to their costs of emissions control. If the price is
higher than control costs, they reduce emissions rather than pay the tax.
Each generation has unique expectations, experiences, generational history, lifestyles,
values, and demographics that influence their buying behaviors. Accordingly, many companies
are reaching out to multi-generational consumers and trying to understand and gain the attention
of these diverse buyers. Multi-generational marketing is the practice of appealing to the unique
needs and behaviors of individuals within more than one specific generational group, with a
generation being a group of individuals born and living about the same time .
Each of the four P’s is a variable you control in creating the
marketing mix that will attract customers to your business.
Your marketing mix should be something you pay careful
attention to because the success of your business depends on
it. As a business manager, you determine how to use these
variables to achieve your profit potential. This publication
introduces the four P’s of marketing and includes worksheets
that will help you determine the most effective marketing mix
for your business. Your product bundle should meet the needs of a particular
Even if the spouse is working full or part-time in the business, the primary owner usually retains
primary responsibility for the functions of the business, or to a lesser extent, shares responsibility
with the spouse. The only area where the spouse is more likely to have primary responsibility
instead of sharing it with the primary owner is in accounting and finance (27 percent of spouses
have sole control; 22 percent share), but it is still more likely the owner has primary responsibility
In a competitive world of symmetric information
and costless enforcement, credit contracts
could be written conditional on borrower behavior.
Borrowers would then have access
to loans under any interest rate-collateral
combination that would yield lenders a zero
expected profit. However, as a large literature
has shown, information asymmetries
and enforcement costs make such conditional
contracting infeasible and restrict the set of
available contracts, eliminating as incentive incompatible
high interest rate, low collateral
Soil communities are important aspects of biodiversity and they are involved in many
important ecosystem processes, particularly nutrient cycling. Soil chemistry is neither an
aspect of biodiversity nor one of the primary causes of change addressed by this project.
Nevertheless, understanding mechanisms of change and correctly attributing effects to
causes are central to the project, making it necessary to understand the soil chemistry at
When the victim insists that he has never heard of such a relative, the scammer makes an
interesting argument. He has allegedly tried unsuccessfully for several years to find a real
next-of-kin, and is on the verge of giving up. The lawyer lets it slip that he is not concerned
if the American he is corresponding with is actually related to the deceased person - he just
wants to ship the money and obtain his fee.
Interestingly enough, when the scammer mentions that the late Mr. X was working for Y Oil
Company, many of...
Over the longer run, the U.S. economy is likely to see an important rebalancing of our
spending and production. Higher household saving rates imply that eventually other types of
spending will need to fill the breach in aggregate demand. The most likely candidates are net
exports and business fixed investment.
For the past several years, low personal savings and substantial budget deficits have led
to large inflows of foreign capital and large trade deficits. As we move to more sustainable
levels of consumption and increased fiscal responsibility, capital inflows will...
Clogging and backing up of water and/or
coffee in the filter basket can occur under
any or a combination of any of the following
conditions: The use of too finely ground cof-
fee, using two or more paper filters, using the
gold tone filter in conjunction with a paper
filter or not properly cleaning coffee grounds
from the gold tone filter, or allowing coffee
grounds to spill over the filter.
Caution: Never open the filter basket during
the brewing cycle, even if no water is drain-
ing from the filter basket, since extremely hot
water/coffee can spill out from the...
By far the most common exemption relied upon to avoid registration under the Securities Act is
the private placement exemption. Under Section 4(2) of the Securities Act, the obligation to
register the offer and sale of securities does not apply to transactions by an issuer not involving a
public offering. This simple concept—the private placement—has mushroomed into an entire
body of law unto itself. Case after case has made its way through courts as a result of uncertainty
with respect to what is meant by “not involving a public offering.