Children with disabilities are at risk for experiencing problems in many aspects
of their lives, including becoming independent in daily living skills, meeting
academic expectations, learning to communicate, maintaining emotional and
behavioral regulation, adapting to the social demands of society, and developing
Every president since Richard Nixon has called for America’s independence from oil, but
Washington gridlock has prevented action again and again. If we want to create a more secure
energy future, and protect consumers at the pump, that has to change. When President Obama
took office, America imported 11 million barrels of oil a day. Today, he pledged that by a little
more than a decade from now, we will have cut that by one-third, and put forward a plan to secure
America’s energy future by producing more oil at home and reducing our...
These Incentives are available for energy efficiency equipment upgrades and improvements including
Lighting/Electrical, Mechanical, Kitchen/Refrigeration and Building Envelope. Incentives are paid based
on the quantity, size and efficiency of the equipment. Incentives are provided for qualified equipment
commonly installed in a retrofit or equipment replacement situation.
Full details of the measures, incentive amounts, and equipment specifications are detailed in this catalog.
Carbohydrates are sugars and starches derived from cereals, tubers, roots, and other
substances such as cellulose and lignin from plant cell walls, vessels and woody tissues.
Carbohydrates do mainly provide energy for maintenance and production. A surplus of
energy is stored as body fat.
A part of the carbohydrates is crude fibre (CF), the remaining is nitrogen-free extract (NFE).
The latter consists of sugars, starches and sugar-like substances. Sugars and starches are
much easier to digest than CF.
We all are writers. Yes, you read that correctly. WE ALL ARE WRITERS! And as we take something for our colds or headaches, what we take to remedy writer's block is a large dose of journaling. I'll bet that you want to be healthier and happier. Most of us do. People spend lots of money each year on self-help books, retreats, and therapy. What you might not realize is how simple it is to advance toward health and happiness through journaling. Journaling empowers you to be your own Primary Care Provider. It provides you with a structure to explore your...
The evidence base for the insulin secretagogues was more extensive than ascertained for the
parent guideline. However, in many of the papers in which they are compared to other drugs
they were being used as the comparator therapy rather than the investigated therapy. New
evidence did not lead to new conclusions about the role of these drugs in clinical management,
either from the point of view of efficacy or safety.
My motivation for the transition was the opportunity to develop and launch innovative, efficient energy technologies that have minimal impact on the environment yet still provide the reliability our society demands.
I’m a true believer that global climate change is an immediate concern, so I manage my career accordingly. I am thrilled to be at UTC Power, a world leader in providing environmentally responsible power solutions.
Capital market development in Brazil is a key policy issue going forward to foster savings,
investment and absorptive capacity in a context of prospects for sizable capital flows in the
medium term. During the last decade, Brazil has achieved substantial progress in capital
market development. The menu of available financial instruments has been expanded, market
infrastructure has been reformed and strengthened, and a diversified investor base has been
As a result of adaptation to desert conditions, camels acquire the ability to produce
diluted milk. This involves the production of milk with a higher water content when the
animal is dehydrated than when it is fully watered. They do this by withdrawing water
preferentially from the intestines under the action of prolactin and oxytocin. The ability to
dilute milk under similar conditions of water stress has also been demonstrated in women
and in cows. Milk dilution is not known in other mammals.
Water resources could in principle be managed by several users as common property resources. In the
absence of effective mechanisms for co-management at the watershed or river-basin level, however,
water resources often become open access. Conflicts often arise between upstream and downstream
users. Irrigators at the tail end of a large irrigation system may have the formal right to water, but their
share may be taken by farmers near the head of the system, who may even have switched to higher
value and more water consumptive crops through collusion with irrigation officials.
When I began research for the Nutrition Almanac in the early seventies, scientific information on health
and nutrition was scarce and difficult to find. In recent years, however, there has been a plethora of studies
and most are easier to access. The database of the National Library of Medicine, for example, lists
over 40,000 articles specifically on alternative medicine.
Alternative therapies focus on the underlying cause.
Ezzati and Kammen (2001, 2002) present indoor PM concentration measurements also
for several types of charcoal stoves. PM concentrations are found to be substantially
lower than concentrations from fuel wood stoves. Charcoal is often considered by
households as an intermediate fuel on the energy ladder. While it certainly is not
considered a clean fuel, it is often a preferred choice in many urban areas whenever
available instead of fuel wood, before households can afford LPG or other clean
In addition, it is important to demonstrate the sustaina-
bility and cultural acceptability of a given intervention.
Documenting these impacts will help generate the evidence
to convince policy-makers and donors at all levels that
household energy interventions work in reducing one of
the major global threats to children's and women's health.
In 2005, WHO organized a series of 5-day training
workshops as a step towards building regional capacity in
the area of household energy and indoor air pollution
Following a brief overview of the state of the evidence
regarding household energy interventions, indoor air pollution
and health, the presentation "Why evaluate?" describes
multiple evaluation perspectives. Target audiences and
purposes for evaluation can range from informing the
community that their needs and concerns have been
addressed to contributing to the international evidence base
by carefully documenting intervention impacts. Moreover,
data on the costs and benefits of an intervention project or
programme can feed into economic evaluation.
We’ve already made progress toward this goal – last year, America produced more oil than we had
in the last seven years. We’re taking steps to encourage more offshore oil exploration and
production – as long as it’s safe and responsible. And, because we know we can’t just drill our way
out of our energy challenge, we’re reducing our dependence on oil by increasing our production of
natural gas and biofuels, and increasing our fuel efficiency.
The field of biomechanics has been evolving from the ancient Greeks times. Recent
publications and research in biomechanics sky rocketed as the field of traditional
biomechanics is creating new opportunities in diagnostics, therapy, rehabilitation,
motion preservation, kinesiology, total joint replacement, biomechanics of living
systems at small scale, and other areas.
Commission has further stated that work must begin immediately on a longer-term target
of a 50% cut in global emissions by 2050 (see Figure 1).
Producing 27% of all emissions, transport is the second largest source of man-made CO2
in the EU-27 after energy production (see Figure 2). Moreover, latest projections from
the European Environment Agency (EEA) estimate that the sector’s emissions are set to
increase by 25% between 1990 and 2020. This is in contrast to emissions from industrial
and energy sectors, which are falling....
This book introduces some basic and advanced studies on ionic liquids in the
electrochemical fi eld. Although ionic liquids are known by only a few scientists
and engineers, their applications ’ potential in future technologies is unlimited.
There are already many reports of basic and applied studies of ionic liquids
as reaction solvents, but the reaction solvent is not the only brilliant future of
the ionic liquids. Electrochemistry has become a big fi eld covering several key
ideas such as energy, environment, nanotechnology, and analysis.
In Lyme Borreliosis, western blot is the preferred serologic test. Antigen detection tests (antigen capture and
PCR), although insensitive, are very specific and are especially helpful in evaluating the seronegative patient
and those still ill or relapsing after therapy. Often, these antigen detection tests are the only positive markers of
Bb infection, as seronegativity has been reported to occur in as many as 30% to 50% of cases. Nevertheless,
active LB can be present even if all of these tests are non-reactive! Clinical diagnosis is therefore required.