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  • Forests are an integral part of global sustainable development. The World Bank estimates more than 1.6 billion people to be dependent on forests for their livelihoods with some 300 million living in them. The forest product industry is a source of economic growth and employment, with global forest products traded internationally is estimated at $327 billion. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that every year 130,000 km² of the world's forests are lost due to deforestation.

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  •   The relative distribution of market value across the sectors is shown in Figure 3. Six of the 23 products  and services ‐ Alternative Fuels (17.3%), Building Technologies (12.1%), Alternative Fuels for Vehicles  (11.8%), Wind (10.7%), Geothermal (8.7%) and Waste Water Treatment (7.4%) ‐ together account for  60% of total market value.

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  • Concentrations of VOCs generated indoors may be presumed to decrease proportionally in response to increases in house ventilation. This has been documented in a new, unoccupied house for those VOCs with the highest vapor pressures (Hodgson et al., 2000). However, within chemical classes, the effectiveness of ventilation for reducing concentrations generally decreases with decreasing volatility (ibid.).

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  • Although most SEC attorneys work day-to-day in securities regulation, many attorneys deal with other substantive areas. The Commission highlights an office that may interest students who would like to pursue careers dealing with public integrity: the Office of Inspector General. The OIG reports directly to the Chairman, and it hires interns each semester. The Commission encourages applications because the OIG serves an important mission and because it provides interns with hands-on educations.

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  • Measure risk: Accurate and timely measurement of risk is essential to effective risk management. A bank that does not have risk measurement tools has limited ability to control or monitor risk levels. Further, more sophisticated measurement tools are needed as the complexity of the risk increases. A bank should periodically test to make sure that the measurement tools it uses are accurate.

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  • Independent, private-sector organization whose trustees appoint the members, provide funds, and exercise general oversight of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and their respective advisory councils. Official promulgations by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and, if not superseded, part of generally accepted accounting principles.

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  • They fill a gap: as BAs do not face the transaction costs faced by venture capitalists, they are able to conduct smaller investments. Studies show that, while Business Angels invest across the full range of company stages, they are the main source of funding when the deal size is under USD 1m, and they participate in a higher number of rounds of seed and start up capital than venture capital funds. Mason and Harrison note that the informal venture capital market is the largest external source of early stage risk capital, dwarfing the institutional venture capital market...

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  • Insurance companies that sell long-term care insurance generally pay benefits using one of three different methods: the expense-incurred method, the indemnity method, or the disability method. It is important to read the literature that accompanies your policy (or certificate for group policies) and to compare the benefits and premiums. When the expense-incurred method is used, the insurance company must decide if you are eligible for benefits and if your claim is for eligible services. Your policy or certificate will pay benefits only when you receive eligible services.

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  • Acknowledging this situation, in the latter half of the 1990s Bolivia gave priority to programmes to resolve the social situation. Efforts were made to achieve a better level of coverage in education, health and basic sanitation services, with positive but still insufficient results. As regards health, in 2001 the maternal mortality rate in Bolivia was 420 per 100,000 live births, the highest rate in Latin America. The infant mortality rate fell from 89 per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 54 per 1,000 live births in 2004. Between 1994 and 2003, the proportion of births attended...

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  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) includes clothing or other special equip- ment that is issued to individual workers to provide protection against actual or potential exposure to ionizing radiations. It is used to protect each worker against the prevailing risk of external or internal exposure in circumstances in which it is not reasonably practicable to provide complete protection by means of engineering controls or administrative methods. Adequate personal protection depends on PPE being correctly selected, fitted and maintained.

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  • The fact that the shortfall figures have been rising over the past twenty years indicates that the mutual fund industry's market impact problems are becoming increasingly severe. This is not surprising, given the rapid growth in the size of mutual funds and an increase in the rates of their portfolio turnover. In any event, it appears that the combination of reported expenses and market impact costs, on average, now consumes the mutual fund investor's capital at a...

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  • Many measures can indeed be taken almost immediately to reduce this environmental disease burden. Just a few examples include the promotion of safe household water storage and better hygiene measures, the use of cleaner fuels and safer, more judicious use and management of toxic substances in the home and workplace. At the same time, actions by sectors such as energy, transport, agriculture, and industry are urgently required, in cooperation with the health sector, to address the root environmental causes of ill health. There is good news in this report, however.

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  • The NLSS was followed by the Nepal Labor Force Survey (NLFS), the first of its kind carried out by the CBS during 1998/99 with technical support from the International Labor Organization (ILO) through funding made available by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), providing comprehensive information on employment statistics. In January 2000 the Household Consumption Survey of Rural Nepal (HCSRN) was planned and launched, utilizing government resources and internal technical capability.

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  • McAfee Network Security Central Manager provides you with a single sign-on mechanism to manage the authentication of global users across all Managers configuration. Threat analysis tasks are performed at the Manager level and aggregated at the Network Security Central Manager (Central Manager). Local Managers attached to the Central Manager push new alerts and modifications into the Central Manager. These alerts are aggregated in the Central Manager Threat Analyzer. Alerts from the Managers managed by the Central Manager can be monitored and managed from the Central Manager.

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  • EGovernment means different things for different people. Some simply d efine it as digital governmental information or a way of engaging in digital transactions with customers. For others eGovernment simply consists of the creation of a web site where information about political and governmental issues is presented. These narrow ways of defining and conceptualizing eGovernment restrict the range of opportunities it offers.

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  • At KidWind, we strongly believe that K–12 education is an important foundation for promoting a more robust understanding of the opportuni- ties and challenges that emerging clean energy technologies present. The Wind for All program seeks to support teachers and students all over the globe who do not have the financial capacity to access our training programs and equipment. We believe that all teachers and students—re- gardless of where they live or what school they attend—must be part of the clean energy future.

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  • For evaluation purposes, three distinct training and test- ing splits were generated from the database. The sets were built to ensure that clips from the same video were not used for both training and testing and that the relative proportions of meta tags such as camera position, video quality, motion, etc. were evenly distributed across the training and testing sets.

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  • A measurement of the underlying event (UE) activity in proton–proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV is performed using Drell–Yan events in a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.2 fb−1, collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC. The activity measured in the muonic final state (qq → μ + μ −) is corrected to the particle level and compared with the predictions of various Monte Carlo generators and hadronization models.

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  • With regard to English passage comprehension, the children initially instructed in Spanish and transitioned into English at the end of second grade made the most gains between the end of second grade and the end of fourth grade. At the end of fourth grade, the monolingual English-speaking students had the highest scores, followed by the Spanish-speaking English-instructed students, Spanish-speaking students transitioned at the end of second grade, and Spanish-speaking students transitioned at the end of third grade.

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  • Regarding these two issues, we obtain the following results. First, we report strong negative skewness in the risk-neutral density, which indicates that the probability of a large decrease in stock prices exceeds the probability of a large increase. In the literature on US equity derivatives, this finding has been termed “crashophobia”. Our second result is that the implied volatility of the US stock market has the strongest effect on changes in the DAX RNDs.

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