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  • According to our analysis, which included interviewing over 125 representative industry leaders in the region, the sector shows strong potential for growth across all dimensions: talent, which is affecting the creation of quality local content; content production, leveraging the expanding network of media free zones; consumption across traditional and new, digital platforms; and monetisation, through better targeting of audiences and new revenue streams. The industry is also expected to take advantage of the high proportion of young people in the Arab population.

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  • Syngenta Seeds’ Gary Wietgrefe points out several of the impediments to widespread adoption of HTF corn (Ed Zdrojewski in BioFuels Journal, 2003b). To begin with, starch and ethanol yield vary by geographic region and from year to year, making an optimizing hybrid choice difficult. Further, choosing a hybrid that maximizes ethanol qualities may mean a tradeoff with yield and other potentially valuable qualities, such as protein content and even test weight (because of moisture). Testing equipment pres- ents its own challenges.

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  • The above procedure for testing the statistical significance of performance differences between types can also be used to explore the potential benefits of combining the two typologies. It might be argued, for example, that despite (possible) structural similarities PR regions are, prima facie, very different, from Intermediate ones, and that the Structural Typology should therefore be applied to the Intermediate and PR regions, or to each of the D-P types separately.

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  • Seventh, the idea of slicing a view with movements into small dissections, each of a fraction of a second, combined with the idea that when this would be shown the audience would see the movement because of the persistence of vision, was important to cinema. The notion of the persistence of vision is old, and was used in several of the visual gadgets of the 19th century, such as the Thaumatrope and the projection of a cartoon. The idea to dissect a view, however, was newer, and started with the photographs of Marey to capture the movement of...

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  • While most consumers still base their travel decisions largely on price, value for money, service and availability, more and more people are taking environmental factors into account. The railway community is therefore working hard to provide customers with comprehensive information on climate change, air pollution and the ‘external costs’ of transport. New internet-based tools, such as EcoPassenger and EcoTransIT (see Figure 6), are making a range of data available to customers.

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  • Soil reactivity with chemical oxidants is also important when considering the costs of the use of chemical oxidation. Excessive loss of a chemical oxidant that is reacting with organics in soil, instead of reacting with the contaminants, may preclude the use of the technology as an economically viable approach to site remediation. Different chemical oxidation technologies are most appropriate for particular hydrogeologic conditions. For example, Fenton’s Reagant may not be ideal for groundwater with high concentrations of carbonate.

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  • In a book titled Photosynthesis it is easy to forget that light is not simply the energy driving plant metabolism. Light also is the central environmental factor that affects plant size, shape and development. In fact, light activation of photomorphogenic signaling pathways sets the stage for photosynthesis and ensures the maintenance of the apparatus. The effects of specific wavebands of light exert their influence on plant biology from the molecular level all the way up to the higher morphological level, and even contribute to the canopy form as a whole.

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  • The final risk-sharing component of the SRA is the “net book quota share,” defined as the proportion of a company’s overall gain or loss over its entire “book of business” that is ceded to the government after all other reinsurance provisions in the SRA have been applied. Under the SRA, companies must cede a 6.5% share of their cumulative underwriting gains/losses to the government. During years in which there are underwriting gains, 1.5% of this share is distributed back to companies that sell and service policyholders in 17 underserved states.

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  • At the same time that the UN was debating cloning, UNESCO was developing a Universal Declaration on Bioethics that attempts to outline some practical expressions of a principle of social responsibility.

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  • Company culture underpins a person’s acceptability and shared values. Such values have an impact on the work of Human Resource managers involved in the recruitment, selection, and especially the retention of staff. There is a link too to allocating training opportunities to those in favour within an organisation. A key concern must surely be retention of valued staff. Thus an ‘aesthetic’ employee is perceived, perhaps through behaviour, as talented, valued and beautiful, though probably not in a physical sense.

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  • For most of the 1800s, hospitals had been a place where the chronically ill and indigent received charitable care because they had no family capable of shouldering the burden. Those who could afford it received care at home. But as the importance of asepsis began to be appreciated, surgical and acute care patients were more likely to be treated in hospitals designed to facilitate antiseptic conditions. Hospitals began charging for the use of their facilities. During the transition, medical bills began absorbing significant amounts of family income. Hospital costs rose from 7.

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  • A popular approach to measuring the interest-rate risk exposure of a bank is to run regressions of the bank’s stock return on a risk factor, such as an interest rate. The regression coefficient on the interest rate — often referred to as the interest-rate beta, is a measure of the bank’s average exposure to interest rate changes over the sample period considered (Flannery and James 1984a). Interest rate betas do not tell us where the bank’s exposure comes from, that is, what positions generate it.

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  • The area of work that is, perhaps, most readily associated with work in the realm beyond the rationality and control is research on emotions. A num- ber of broad domains of scholarship can be seen as working to describe the emotions or feelings experienced in learning situations. Research on the brain, spurred by advancements in imaging technology, offers tanta- lizing glimpses into the relationship between emotions, cognition, and behavior. Another general domain in the study of emotions focuses on students’ feelings about themselves or their performance.

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  • I went on to argue that this long-standing sociological view of what really happens in organizations has important commonalities with recent economic models by the likes of Bengt Holmstrom, David Kreps, Paul Milgrom, John Roberts, and Jean Tirole. For example, I described how one page from Crozier’s (1964) case study anticipated key elements of Milgrom and Roberts’s (1988) model of how the prospect of influence activities shapes second-best organizational design.

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  • With the continued rapid development of the global economy and constant increase in population, the overall demand for wood and wood based products will likely continue to increase in the future. According to a FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) global outlook study on the trends of demand for wood products, there will be an increase in demand of the order of 20% by 2010. The current concern is whether this future demand for forest products can be met sustainably [FAO 1997].

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  • Cement manufacturing is an energy-intensive process due to the high temperatures required in the kilns for clinkerization. The use of alternative fuels to replace conventional fuels, in particular coal, is a widespread practice and can contribute to improving the global warming impact and total environmental footprint of the cement industry.

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  • Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về lâm nghiệp được đăng trên tạp chí lâm nghiệp Original article đề tài: Diagnosing plant water status as a tool for quantifying water stress on a regional basis in Mediterranean drylands...

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  • Mental Health All three countries have identified depression as a serious mental health problem among youth. They have all reported concerns about eating disorders. While the three countries have different measures of mental health and illness, all three recognize that better data and measures are needed to address this issue. Cancer For all three countries, cancer is the second leading cause of death for children age 5 to 14. Children in Mexico are more likely to die from leukemia (and other types of cancer) than are children in Canada and the United States.

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  • Search strategies were developed with PubMed using Medical Subject Heading [MeSH] and title abstract [tiab] terms to identify relevant exposures (organic vs. conventional production methods) and outcomes (composition of nutrient and other substances). The exposure terms searched (including all MeSH, headings, subheadings and tiab terms) were “organic”, “health food”, “conventional” combined with “food”, “agricultural crop”, “livestock”, “agriculture”.

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  • However, a number of member jurisdictions’ national laws implementing the investment rules of the current Solvency I Directives15 do refer to, or place reliance on, ratings in order to determine whether a certain asset is authorised or eligible to cover technical provisions. Moreover, in a number of member jurisdictions, (re)insurance undertakings are required, as part of their internal reinsurance policy, to pay special attention to the financial strength of their reinsurers, using ratings as a proxy.

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