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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Official promulgations by the Financial Accounting Standards Board
and, if not superseded, part of generally accepted accounting principles.
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...
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
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
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.
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
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
−) is corrected
to the particle level and compared with the predictions
of various Monte Carlo generators and hadronization
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
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.