An embedded fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensor, which fabricated in IMS, for temperature sensing was proposed. The temperature responses of the in-fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) have been investigated. It was found that these responses ranged from 10.6 pm/°C to 12.0 pm/°C. The temperature sensitivity of the FBGs was 0.2°C. The strain responses remained temperature independent over a temperature range of 20 – 180 ◦C.
In addition to local periodontal tissue involvement, chronic infection of the periodontium
together with continuous up-regulation of pro-inflammatory responses and immune
mediators may contribute to systemic sequel including diabetes, preterm delivery of lowweight
birth babies, lung inflammation, arthritis and cardiovascular diseases (CVD).
To enhance learning (RL) is a branch en ot the foundation cial intelligence
and has been one of the central themes in a wide range of scientifi c fi elds final
two decades. Understanding of the RL is expected to provide a systematic understanding
the adaptive behaviors, including simple things of classical and operant animal
as well as all acts of social and economic complexity of the human is designed to
ts maximize the effect, and also very helpful in learning computer and robot. RL aims to fi nd
mapping from situations to appropriate actions, in which a reward is maxi-
The study began in January 2010. Ethics approval for the conduct of the study was gained from the
UTS Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) before the recruitment of student participants
commenced. Final clearance from the UTS HREC was obtained at the end of March 2010 and
40 places were then reserved at the UTS IELTS Test Centre for the Academic module of the IELTS
Test to be conducted on 10 July 2010. A research assistant was contracted in April, her first task being
to recruit participants for the study.
Of course, biomass and food brought this key trade-off
biomass use: the controversial food or fuel. With two primary uses of biomass
appropriate resolution of this balance is essential for biomass acceptable and beneficial
use in the future. Obvious example of biomass for energy is ethanol misuse
produced from corn, a conversion process is relatively inefficient as well as a direct
Collision course with the way corn as food.
Alternatively, banks may be optimising their capital structure, possibly much like non-
financial firms, which would relegate capital requirements to second order importance.
Flannery (1994), Myers and Rajan (1998), Diamond and Rajan (2000) and Allen et al. (2009)
develop theories of optimal bank capital structure, in which capital requirements are not
necessarily binding. Non-binding capital requirements are also explored in the market
In the experiments, the chlorophyll fluorescence was measured under steady-state
conditions, in 20 min predarkened intact leaves, and we have employed as the excitation
source, a blue LED at 405 nm with 10 nm of bandwidth and delivering a maximum power of
2.2 mW. The choice relies upon the fact that its wavelength resides within the main
absorption band of Chl a, producing much higher fluorescence emission intensity.
Water policies intersect with a wide array of
sectors, especially energy and agriculture, and
are implemented at various geographical scales,
from local to international. Thus, policy coherence
is essential. However, tensions may arise from
real or perceived trade‑offs between various
policy objectives ‑ for instance, between food
security and water productivity. Inefficiencies may
result from subsidies that have negative impacts
on water, as in the case of energy subsidies for
groundwater abstraction by farmers.
This is the third FinCEN study of SARs filed on transactions involving insurance
companies and insurance products. A report issued in May 2007 provided a sum-
mary of SARs filed in the 10-year period prior to May 2006 by all types of financial
institutions regarding suspicious transactions involving insurance companies, insur-
ance agents, and insurance brokers.
A report issued in February 2003 provided a
summary of SARs filed between 1996 and 2002 by all types of financial institutions
regarding transactions specifically involving life insurance products.
We inquired about the training courses that laborers have received at some point in their
working lives on topics like the safe handling of pesticides and it was found that 74,2% had
never been trained, so they did not have the necessary skills to handle such substances.
A second channel through which collectively bargained wages might promote
wage insurance relates to the level of wage bargaining. If wages are determined
at sectoral or national levels, this should open up less possibilities for local wage
adjustments as compared with ﬁrm-level wage bargaining. Taken together, the
overall view that emerges from these considerations is that collective bargaining
may act as a substitute for legal contractual enforcement and may therefore serve
as a device to promote implicit contractual arrangements when legal enforcement is
The second approach quantifies the goods and the added value involved, as well as the resource
and product flows, both to understand the above elements and for its intrinsic scientific interest.
To quantify such processes requires development of specific methods to obtain the necessary
To understand the global dimensions of the industrial cluster at Jepara, we compare the economic
and social processes driving the actions of firms in the industrial district with those located
elsewhere in Indonesia and in other countries.
For example, because of their different jobs and schedules, women
and men may be exposed to toxins in different amounts and levels.
In South Africa, women are exposed more often to pesticides during
planting and harvesting and men during application (London et al.,
2002; Kisting in WHO, 2005). Men’s jobs in factories can involve higher
exposure than women’s to toluene, a chemical solvent that can cause
various problems to the reproductive and nervous systems (Neubert
et al., 2001).
So far limit values for pollutants in sewage sludge or soils were based on background
concentrations and set with the explicit political intention to avoid adverse effects. It will
never be possible to derive limit values solely from scientific research. Limiting pollution so
far always resulted in improvements of the environmental situation. Accordingly the
continuing development of regulations is a very important matter, especially when regarded
from an integrative point of view. The study tries to contribute to this attempt.
England gained more operational independence and the long-term ináation
target was known, the dynamics of the long-term forward rate was more
stable. Orphanides andWilliams (2003) demonstrate also on a theoretical basis
how the observed overreaction of long-term interest rates to the short-term
interest rate could be explained by the presence of imperfect knowledge and
a perpetual learning process by agents about the structure of the economy
and the policymaker preferences.
There are many other examples of gender bias on screen and they are not limited to a particular era of films. For
eg: in war movies across time, women have been relegated to lovers who keep waiting endlessly for men
fighting war. The courtesan, a subject of examination in many Hindi films (Devdas, Umrao Jaan, Pakeezah,
Chameli), is a character that evokes sympathy from the hero. The hero will fall for her; bit will never marry her
because the purity of the institution of marriage does not allow this union. Even if the marriage happens, the
The first block is responsible for receiving and amplifying the brain signal, allocating
electrodes into specific places on the scalp in the case of the use of electrodes on the surface, or inside
brain in the intracortical use cases, in the second block signal is sampled, the quantity
and periodic system of time to digitize it, to simplify the following
digitized phase signal can be filtered, for example to reduce the noise level is
Better SNR or signal identification and processing artifacts....
More recently, the Washington Department of Insurance sponsored a consumer
survey that matched demographic information obtained from telephone interviews with
credit scores (Pavelchek and Brown, 2003). While the study found a statistically significant
association between credit scores and income, the findings regarding the racial impact of
scoring were inconclusive, primarily because of the small number of minorities included in
the survey sampled from the relatively homogonous population of the state of Washington .
Among other observations, our statistical analysis revealed the dual nature of textbook approaches to international
accounting. There is one group of textbooks covering the accounting aspects of company internationalization, with
a "monistic" view of accounting systems, in other words one which considers financial accounting and
management accounting together; these books are concerned with the accounting dimensions, in the broadest
sense, of multinational corporations.
This book is an expression of gratitude for my incredible good for-
tune to be immersed in the world of projects while meeting the
teachings of the wisdom traditions of Yoga, Taoism, Advaita Vedanta
and Buddhism. From these teachings and their application in complex
organizations performing complex projects, I am better able to under-
stand the essence of the many attempts to express the nature of our
I wish to thank first my wife Linda, a fellow traveler and the loving
mirror who helps me to see myself as I am and as I can be.